DBSJeyaraj.com on Facebook

Will there be a violent resurgence of the LTTE soon?

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Print this page

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)organization was virtually demolished in May 2009 by the Sri Lankan armed forces in a series of battles in the Karaithuriapatru AGA division of Northern Mullaitheevu district.

The LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran and almost all his senior deputies and commanders were killed along with thousands of cadres in the fighting that also incurred a large number of civilian casualties.

More than ten thousand LTTE members surrendered to the armed forces and were detained at special camps. A few thousands of these ex-tiger cadres have been rehabilitated and released. The rest will be released gradually. Legal proceedings will be initiated against hard-core members numbering about a thousand.

The important outcome of the Mullivaaikkaal debacle in May 2009 is that the fighting has come to an end. It is noteworthy that the tiger brand of violence has ceased in Sri Lanka. There has been no LTTE sponsored violence in any part of the Island for the past Eighteen months.

Even as the Country heaves sighs of relief over the absence of tiger inspired violence and moves forward sluggishly to heal the wounds and scars of war there does loom large the question of whether the current peace is permanent or merely an interlude.

At the heart of this question is the concern or apprehension that there could be a resurgence of the Liberation Tigers in the near future leading to a resumption of violence again.

What is worrisome is that a revival of LTTE violence could upset the slow but steady return to normalcy being experienced by the Country in general and the Tamil inhabited regions in particular. The limited progress towards lasting peace and true reconciliation would receive a major setback.

IRIN115.jpg

A man in a wheelchair moves along the A9 near Paranthan ~ pic: courtesy: IRIN

More alarming and dangerous is the irredeemable harm such an eventuality could cause to the Sri Lankan Tamil people. Decades of war conducted in the Northern and Eastern provinces has battered and shattered the Tamil people. They are now pitifully struggling to rise from the ashes and dust and emancipate themselves economically and socially.

A resumption of political violence spearheaded by the LTTE could alter the situation drastically. The Sri Lankan state would most definitely crack down hard and resort to iron – fisted rule again. Apart from the process of normalisation being reversed the state could also embark on some extreme measures aimed at transforming the current demographics of the North and East.

IRIN115C.jpg

Walking along the A9 near Paranthan, 3km north of Kilinochchi

Ground realities however are against a tiger revival. Given the fact that the security apparatus in the North and East remains intact and that the relationship between the people of those areas and the armed forces has improved considerably the prospects of a LTTE resurgence seem remote.

Also the priorities of the Tamil people are rehabilitation, re-settlement and revival of economic conditions as opposed to resumption of violence. After decades of armed conflict that has left them in ruins the debilitated Tamil people are in no mood for violence again though a few irresponsible Tamil Parliamentarians do engage in chest thumping rhetoric.

Diaspora Factor

What is troubling however is the Diaspora factor.

Even though the LTTE received the death blow in Sri Lanka, its overseas structures were not affected. LTTE branches, fronts, businesses and media organs functioned as usual. Despite internal squabbling the tiger and pro-tiger sections of the Tamil Diaspora continue to espouse the Tamil Eelam cause and fly the tiger flag wherever possible.

In a deceptive move the claim is made that the tiger flag is not that of the LTTE but that of Tamil Eelam. Misrepresentations are made to sections of the mainstream media abroad and a new generation of non – Tamil speaking Tamil youths that the roaring tiger is the Tamil national flag.

OTTAWA115.jpg

Rallying in Ottawa ~ Mar 2009: pic: Mike G

The LTTE and pro-LTTE elements abroad have lost considerable power and clout after the military defeat of the LTTE in 2009.Internal dissension and factionalism has caused much damage to the movement. A striking example of this is the pronounced antipathy displayed by the one –time tiger media flagship “Tamilnet” towards the Transnational Tamil Eelam Government of its self – styled Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

Gone are the days when the LTTE could mobilise thousands of flag waving demonstrators at short notice in important Western cities. A large number of tiger media organs have ceased to operate. Fund raising has not completely dried up but has certainly dwindled. Many “benami’s” holding or managing property and enterprises owned by the LTTE have begun “appropriating” them or selling them and running off with the money.

Hilarious too is the overnight transformation of many “educated” tiger supporters with impressive academic and professional qualifications. These people who justified every action of the LTTE including the assassination of those with different opinions have now become champions of human rights. They shamelessly align themselves with reputed human rights organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group and talk of human rights violations by the Sri Lankan state

Another two-legged feline species that has emerged abroad after the decline of the LTTE in Sri Lanka are the “Internet warriors”. A whole range of websites and e-mail groups have been formed. The websites publish mostly fabrications and outright lies about the situation in Sri Lanka. The e-mail warriors continue to exchange fiery missives among themselves hoping and yearning for the collapse of the Rajapaksa regime and resurrection of the LTTE.

Amusing as these antics are the prospects of a LTTE resurgence and resumption of violence are not dismissed lightly by Western Law enforcement agencies. These agencies are concerned that there is some method in the Diaspora madness and that the spectre of a resurgent LTTE fomenting violence again cannot be ruled out.

Resumption

These agencies opine that a resumption of tiger violence cannot achieve any worthwhile objective and would be ruthlessly crushed by the Sri Lankan state. Nevertheless the possibility of a violent resurgence is not ruled out. There is also concern about the potential impact of such an abortive impact on the current climate of normalisation.

Western law –enforcement agency concerns about a tiger revival are shared by their counterparts in India too. A top level delegation of security and intelligence officials was in Sri Lanka some weeks ago for talks with Sri Lankan officials. A key issue discussed was about the possibilities of LTTE re-grouping and eruption of violence.

The Indian delegation also conducted a lengthy interview with Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP in Colombo. The former chief arms procurer of the LTTE now in the custody of Sri Lanka was asked a lot of questions about the possibility of a tiger resurgence and the role of the pro-tiger Diaspora. India seems quite concerned about the possibility of Indian soil being used for such an attempt. Sri Lankan officials were present during this interview with KP.

Currently legal proceedings are on about the extension of the proscription on the LTTE by India. The ban has been in force since 1992 and is periodically extended evey two years. This time the pro-LTTE lobby is putting up a spirited fight in courts against the ban extension. The Central and Tamil Nadu state governments are firmly arguing for an extension as they entertain legitimate fears of a potential LTTE re-grouping and resurgence in India.

There is however an important difference between Western nations and India over the possibility of a LTTE resurgence.

Western nations too are for a united, undivided Sri Lanka but would be tolerant of Tamil Eelam advocacy on their soil by Tamil Diaspora members as long as such activity remains democratic and non – violent. The Transnational Tamil Eelam Govt for example has held two open conventions in Philadelphia and New York even though the LTTE is proscribed in the USA as a foreign terrorist organization.

In the case of India it is different. Given bitter experience of the past it is highly unlikely that any tolerance would be shown to the LTTE or its sympathisers. If any loophole is provided the anti-state adherents and lunatic fringe separatists of Tamil Nadu would exploit it to rally their fortunes. The Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam (We Tamil Movement) formed by Film director/actor Sebastian Seeman has the tiger as its emblem.

Apart from the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi the past stupidity of the LTTE in training and providing arms to Manipur extremists is something India cannot overlook or condone. It is in India’s long term interests to prevent the growth of an organization like the LTTE.Thus even democratic,non – violent espousal of Tamil Eelam and propagation of tiger ideology is not likely to be allowed beyond a certain point in India.

It is a moot point as to whether concerns and suspicion shared by some western nations and India about a possible LTTE resurgence and consequent violence are valid in the current situation. How potent is the LTTE within the global Tamil Diaspora and what are the chances of the tigers unleashing violence again in Sri Lanka?

The Tiger and pro-tiger structures abroad can be broadly classified into two categories. One is the group consisting of organizations that are either fronts or sympathetic to the LTTE. Since the LTTE is banned in most western countries and the LTTE itself has been demolished in Sri Lanka many of these organizations do not openly support the LTTE now. Some even try to distance themselves from the tigers overtly while retaining covert loyalty.

Rudrakumaran

The organizations in this category are of three types. One is the Transnational Tamil Eelam Government (TGTE) and organizations,media and individuals aligned to it. New York based Lawyer Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran known generally as Rudra is the driving force behind the TGTE. Earlier Rudra was the legal adviser to the LTTE international secretariat and participated in the Oslo brokered Govt-LTTE peace talks as a resource person of the LTTE delegation.

V. Rudrakumaran

Rudra was unanimously elected as the TGTE “Prime minister” and has recently announced a Transnational cabinet of three deputy –premiers, seven ministers and ten deputy-ministers. Two ministers and three deputy ministers are from the fairer sex. The TGTE assembly has a male speaker and female deputy speaker.Rudra is also planning to set up a Senate or second chamber.

While “Prime minister” Rudrakumaran and his ministers and deputy ministers provide comic relief to a number of observers, senior officials of some western nations are somewhat receptive to the TGTE concept at present. These officials feel that such democratic activity could wean emotional members of the Diaspora away from potential violence.

Some members of the TGTE harbour illusions of their self-importance and status. One “cabinet” minister is awaiting an official invitation from Colombo to touch down at Katunayake as a state guest of the Rajapaksa government on par with Indian Foreign minister SM Krishna. Others anticipate invitations for official negotiations with representatives of the Sri Lankan government.

The reality is that all identified members of the TGTE are black listed by Colombo and there is no prospect of the organization being treated seriously as a legitimate negotiating partner. Still the TGTE members delude themselves and deceive their supporters through these grandiose hallucinations.

Western officials however are willing to humour TGTE officials and would even have low-level unofficial talks with them because they perceive the Rudrakumaran set-up as a harmless joke and lesser of the evils.

The greater evil in western security perception are the structures controlled or guided by the Nediyavan faction. Those within the Nediyavan orbit of influence are the various LTTE branches, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and its constituents and the newly formed Peoples fronts and national councils in different countries.

The Global Tamil Forum consists of fourteen organizations in different countries. Chief among these are the British Tamil Forum(BTF) of UK and Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC)of Canada. The BTF has been quite active and has established contact at high levels with many British politicians and media personalities. The CTC has not done as well and is constantly embarrassed by the bombastic pronouncements of its chief spokesperson and public face David Poopalapillai whose brothers in law were Vasudeva former deputy leader of PLOTE and journalist “Taraki” Sivaram.

Nediyavan

Constituent members of the GTF enjoy a certain amount of autonomy and adopt contrary positions on issues. There are divisions within member constituents too. The GTF is headed by Rev Fr. SJ Emmanuel, former Catholic Vicar-General of the Jaffna diocese. Fr. Emmanuel now based in Germany speaks out in a moderate, pious manner that is most becoming of a man of cloth.

However it is open knowledge that the clergyman holds rigid, hawkish views on the Tamil national question and is the ideological “Godfather” to Nediyavan and his minions.

Much has been written in these columns about Nediyavan whose real name is Perinbananayakam Sivaparan. He had been earlier appointed co-ordinator of overseas LTTE branches by Manivannan alias Castro the former LTTE leader in charge of tiger operations abroad. After Castro’s death last year, Nediyavan has been in de-facto control of LTTE overseas branches.

Perinpanayagam Sivaparan’s nom de guerre “Nediyavan” means Tall man. In recent times he has changed it to “Nediyon” which means the same but is in chaste Tamil and has a ring of respectability about it.

Thirty-four year old Nediyavan had joined the LTTE when he was 18. He was sent to Russia for higher education by the LTTE but apparently Sivaparan did not complete his degree there.

Nediyavan functioned in the LTTE’s political wing and accompanied former LTTE political commissar Suppiah Paramu Thamilselvan for the 4th round of peace talks in Thailand. Thereafter he re-located to Europe.

The LTTE during the peace talks period from 2002-2005 had sent a number of operatives abroad. Most of these cadres were from the political and intelligence wings. Nediyavan took up residence in Norway.

Sivaparan alias Nediyavan married Sivagowri Shanthamohan. Her father’s brother was Gnanendramohan alias Ranjan Lala. Gnanendramohan was one of the pioneering members of the LTTE and a trusted confidante of Prabhakaran. Ranjan Lala was shot in Jaffna by the Army when riding a motor cycle.

This matrimonial alliance strengthened Nediyavan’s clout within the LTTE.With Castro’s authority he resisted KP taking over as global tiger chief. After KP’s capture in Malaysia last August, Nediyavan or Nediyon was able to establish greater control of the LTTE overseas branches.

The TGTE concept was originally a brainchild of KP. Rudrakumaran regarded as a KP loyalist was entrusted with the task of steering the TGTE project even when KP was a free man. After KP’s capture all contact between KP and Rudra was lost. Rudrakumaran took over the project in full and devoted his time and talents towards implementing it.

The Nediyavan cabal perceived Rudrakumaran and the TGTE as a KP projection. It tried in many ways to obstruct its progress. One was to set up a rival network of transnational Tamil organizations. Another was to gain directional control of the Global Tamil Forum by exerting influence on Fr.Emmanuel.

The Nediyavan faction set up a network of organizations in the countries with large concentrations of Tamils. They were called Peoples Assemblies and/or national councils. As in the case of the TGTE where democratic elections were held in each country the Nediyavan network also held polls.

Jeyanandamoorthy

Despite these endeavours the TGTE concept grabbed the popular imagination and attracted people of a qualitatively higher calibre. So the Nediyavan faction changed tactics and began infiltrating the various TGTE chapters. A brazen attempt to topple Rudrakumaran was made by backing former Batticaloa TNA Parliamentarian Jeyanandamoorthy as a challenger to Rudrakumaran. The “mathiyuraingar” or adviser to Nediyavan in these matters is Jeyachandran Gopinath alias Jeya the Norway based editor of “Tamilnet”.

TN115.jpg

TamilNet & TGTE

That attempt failed miserably as Jeyanandamoorthy was no match for Rudrakumaran. Realising that Rudrakumaran was unassailable the Nediyavan cabal revised its approach again and conspired to reduce or restrict Rudrakumaran’s powers as Prime Minister. That attempt too was foiled and the Nediyavan faction is licking its wounds and preparing for the next onslaught against Rudrakumaran

While the internecine rivalry between the Rudrakumaran and Nediyavan factions does cause some concern, Western law –enforcement authorities do not perceive it as a serious source of worry. There have been several incidents of low-level violence among supporters and activists of both groups in different countries. Even the TGTE conclave in New York witnessed friction between two violent groups and brandishing of pen knives.

Despite these signs the western law enforcement authorities do not fear a serious threat to law and order. In fact some officials see the intra- Tamil “competition” as a healthy sign of inner democracy flourishing amidst the Tamil Diaspora. They are also not hostile to activity such as hunger fasts, public demonstrations, sit-in’s, marathon walks, effigy burning etc as they are all perceived as legitimate forms of democratic dissent and protest.

While public protests and demonstrations by visible and accountable entities are not viewed with disfavour there is much concern about the less visible , non – accountable shady forms of activity. What is feared most is a resurgence of the LTTE and resumption of violence in Sri Lanka with its related consequences and repercussions. There is a general feeling that the Diaspora should not be permitted to sponsor and finance violence in Sri Lanka.

There has been a general consensus among western nations for quite a while that their soil should not be allowed to be used to raise funds for “terrorism” anywhere including Sri Lanka. It was as part of this consensus that the screws were applied on LTTE fund raising activity a few years ago. Countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia, Britain, France and Switzerland took action against prominent LTTE leaders and fundraisers.

Mullivaaikkaal

After the Mullivaaikkal debacle there was a short lull in these actions as most Western nations were sympathetic to the plight of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the war. The expectation was that these tiger and pro-tiger outfits claiming to be concerned about the Tamil predicament in Sri Lanka would garner as much money as possible and channel it for constructive purposes such as rehabilitation and resettlement.

That did not happen. Instead the tiger and pro-tiger organizations are conducting a vicious campaign against anyone helping the Internally displaced Tamil people of the North and East. If this was a disgusting exhibition of callous disregard for the Tamil people there was also disturbing information about fund raising for different destructive objectives.

This sent alarm bells ringing and the recent months have seen a crackdown in several countries on LTTE fund raisers and prominent activists again . Netherlands, Germany and Italy have taken a number of tiger activists into custody at different times. Some more arrests and detention of suspected LTTE fund raisers in other countries are expected in the near future.

LTTE fund raising has dropped drastically after the events of May 2009. Money is being collected mainly from hard core LTTE supporters and activists now. The volume of funds raised has dropped to 10 – 15 % of what it was a few years ago. Despite this sharp drop what perturbs security officials are the ostensible purposes for which some of these funds are being collected.

At one level funds are being raised for purported legal action against the Rajapakse regime and senior military officials. There is much talk of hauling the President, Defence secretary and high ranking officers of the armed forces before International tribunals as alleged war criminals. There is also talk of collecting evidence of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Fund raising for these purposes are being done at one level among relatively sophisticated sections of the Tamil Diaspora. To those educated Tamils with high qualifications the notion of legal action against president Rajapakse and other senior officials is an alluring prospect no matter how unrealistic the proposed project is.

So appealing is this scenario that quite a number of Diaspora professionals and academics have been contributing large sums for these plans. Some western lawyers and experts have been minting money off these gullible Diaspora suckers. One legal eagle was being paid 1000 US dollars per day as a retainer for more than three months until recently. There is a Tamil saying about the “all knowing Gecko (arappadicha Palli)falling into the pot of Kool (stew)”. These antics remind one of that saying.

What is sad about these things is that thousands of deprived Tamils are eking out a miserable existence in the North and East. These funds could be used to help them rather than being squandered on quixotic projects. The Tamil Diaspora which funded and fuelled the war that has caused misery to Tamils bears a moral responsibility. It needs to express remorse and make amends .Instead these sections go on in the same old way claiming now to seek justice for the dead while ignoring the pitiful condition of affected people who are like the “living dead”.

However comical and unrealistic these attempts may be the western law enforcement authorities are not too concerned about fund raising for legal purposes. What is of concern is the other type of fund raising being done clandestinely among sections of the Tamil Diaspora. These relate directly to the resurgence of the LTTE and resumption of violence.

Common Story

Currently LTTE activists and fund raisers are going around collecting money in different Western countries. They have a common story with variations in recital depending upon the target audience and narrator. The story in essence is something like this-

“LTTE leader Prabhakaran and Intelligence chief Pottu Amman are safe in a secret location with 2000 experienced tiger cadres. They broke through the military and naval cordon and reached safety a few days before the Mullivaakkal debacle.They are keeping a low profile for obvious reasons. But plans are afoot to launch a concerted attack on the North and East of Sri Lanka and capture strategic territory after annihilating or driving the armed forces away”.

“Meanwhile 10,000 cadres are being trained at other secret locations in different batches. The idea is to launch an all out assault under the overall command of Prabakharan and Pottu Amman. The combined force of 12,000 LTTE cadres will wrest back the territory of Tamil Eelam and reverse the prevailing military situation”

“As part of this military strategy we are also planning to conduct a series of coordinated landmine and bomb attacks in various parts of the seven Sinhala majority provinces. For this we are enlisting several Sinhala ex – service personnel through hefty bribes and payments. They will get into action at the right time in concert with our main attack”.

“For all these plans to bear fruit we need money. We can’t ask each and every person. Neither can we issue a public appeal. We can only depend on a few trusted and committed persons like you. So please give what you can”

This then is the basic story being told by tiger fund raisers to collect money.

When I first heard this story I burst into laughter. I realised however that the narrator of this story seriously believed it and was trying to convince me of its bona fides. So I put on a straight face. Subsequently I heard the same story being repeated by different sources from different countries.

Later I exchanged notes with a Western journalist who specialises in “terrorism” and has wide contacts with several national security and intelligence officials. This journalist told me that many security officials too had been dismissive of the story when they first heard it but were baffled by the intensity of those believing it to be true. They are also perturbed by the fact that some people at least are providing funds for this “mission impossible”.

The fact that an idiotic story like this is being circulated so widely and for so long is indeed a cause for concern. This shows that a large number of people are prepared to believe this story and contribute money. If people had raised doubts and refused to contribute the story-tellers would have either stopped spreading it or related a different tale. Since this story continues to be told it can only mean that it is yielding dividends.

Impossibility

This Columnist firmly believes that Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman are no more and that the bulk of the LTTE has been destroyed. Those who surrendered are being detained and released in stages after being rehabilitated. There may be some LTTE operatives and members of the supportive network who have evaded capture so far in Sri Lanka. But these people too are being systematically hunted and apprehended.

Given current global realities there is no country in the world that would tolerate the LTTE training 12,000 cadres for a military assault against Sri Lanka. Besides a launching pad for such an operation can only be in the South Asian or South East Asian region. This is impossible given India’s position.

The prospect of paying ex- service personnel to place landmines and trigger bomb explosions in a coordinated manner is also a soaring flight of fancy. Intelligence chief Pottu Amman had reportedly paid off many people in the defence services to engage in sabotage earlier. Such attempts were thorough failures. The level of genuine patriotism among members or ex-members of the armed forces would negate such attempts. Even an ex –soldier angered over the treatment meted out to Sarath Fonseka will not take LTTE cash and explode a bomb.

More importantly the security situation in the country is firmly under control. No large scale sabotage is possible. Equally impossible is a naval invasion envisaged by these LTTE remnants. Given the disparity of numbers between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the assault force estimated to be 12,000 and also the lack of naval and air support, the proposed tiger invasion would turn into a wholesale massacre if ever it occurred
Even if a small assault force was able to land and infiltrate or penetrate into the interior such a force would not be able to survive for long. That is the prevailing military reality today.

IRIN115BC.jpg

Inside the makeshift home of a returnee family in Jaffna district in Sri Lanka’s north

Against such a backdrop the attempts by LTTE activists abroad to garner funds for a military assault on Sri Lanka can only be termed as part of a gigantic hoax to hoodwink Diasporic gullibles out of some money. Given the level of blind hatred and irrational anger among sections of the Diaspora, a certain quantum of funds is likely to be procured for the invasion project. The stark reality is that such a project cannot take off or materialise.

To the question posed “will there be a violent resurgence of the LTTE soon”? the emphatic answer can only be a resounding NO!

Although the grand project of an all out military assault is an impossibility the tiger and pro –tiger Diaspora is certainly capable of continuing to be a source of trouble and irritation.

It would be interesting and informative therefore to scrutinise the tiger and pro-tiger sections of the Tamil Diaspora more closely in a forthcoming article.

TO BE CONTINUED

DBS Jeyaraj can be reached at djeyaraj2005@yahoo.com

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Print this page

308 Comments

  1. was waiting for weeks Mr.Jeyaraj to read you. The latest one has not disappointed me

    I too was told of this “story” as you put it and asked for money by my 22 year old undergrad nephew. I was stunned at this boys naivete.

    But I suppose that if people can believe Piraba is alive then they can also believe in a grand military invasion

  2. Very well written article by Mr.Jayaraj. Eagerly awaiting continuation

    Such ill-advised moves by Diaspora can only bring misery to Tamils in Lanka and prolong their suffering

  3. Another interesting article with some mind bothering thoughts.

    The only way LTTE can rise from the ashes is when the government of Srilanka keeps ignoring the democratic rights of its people. Longer the government prolongs to settle the ethnic problem ( Power sharing in the North-East) the supporters of LTTE will have room to grow.

    So, its high time, we take a note of the feet dragging of the government of Srilanka.

  4. The Sri-Lankan government keeps claiming that the tamils are “their” people to take care of. Why do they then need diaspora funds? Morover, from a diaspora perspective, it is common knowledge that any funds donated by the diaspora will be gutted of atleast 50% minimum for first Rajapaksa Inc., and then the government.

  5. hi dbs
    no need to comment much on this or read through.

    The srilankan governments main purpose is to demolish the unity among the diaspora.

    Its pathetic to tamils ,even in history there is no unity among them rather than traitatorship.

    *i’m not a tiger supporter or anti-government agent, as a srilankan tamil, i would like live in peace and harmony

  6. LTTE resurgence is not possible, in near future. All cock and bull stories might be to fund for future endeavours in 2-3 years from now.

    Only with local people’s support in north east, either diaspora or neighbouring Tamilnadu would be able to harm srilanka.

    Srilanka are left with two options.
    1. keep a permanent check on violence in north east with presence of military might.
    2. Bring Tamils in to mainstream by empowering with devolution of political power and self rule.

    Both options have its own benefits and potential risks.

  7. Good one, All depend on how sinhala budhist behaviour and future world order. No body predicted what happened soviet union and so many new countries born after 90’s. Any one guarantee India will hold as a one country in future?
    Only god knows the answer just wait..
    Again ealam tamils need their own freedom from sinhala barbarism..

  8. Diaspora Tamils are living in cockoo land. Despite the bitter past the Tamil people are striving to build a bright future for themselves in association with the Sinhala people

    Cooperation and not confrontation is the way forward

  9. Hi Jeyaraj

    As a Tamil, now you have a duty.

    Do not forget after all we all are Tamil, and all the Sinhalease are united to annihilate us.

    You may use all your western contacts to help Tamil. Tamil Nation is Tamil’s dream and not LTTE’s. You are a Tamil too.

    In coming editions I like see your advice to Tamils.

  10. DBSJ

    You have certainly not dissapointed those getting up at 5 am to buy the paper in srilanka. What an article. Every sentence is so informative and riveting. I’am indeed surprised at the gullibility of the tamils, what else do they want when prabhaharan’s dead body has been displayed so many times. If a death certificate has not been given to india, it should be done immediatly, to close this issue and the rajiv case.

    Que sera sera, what will be , will be was great.

  11. Disbanding HSZ and withdrawing the security forces will be the only avenue for the LTTE cadres to resurface in the North.

    The immediate threat to Srilanka however is with in and , it is quite possible that the Diaspora funds are already working to help them.

    The Fonseka stooges who have Military traing and the JVP cadres who have insurgency experience and guidence from hard core insurgebt leaders like Somawansa can be used easily by the Diaspora and their backers ib in the West.

    Recent Student agitations and , the poster campaigns are clear indications that the plot is thickening.

    Ranil Wickremasinghe on the other hand is hard at work trying to create an anti Rajapaks sentiment among the Sinhalese.

    As usual he is getting ready to pounce on any social unrest to use it to his advantage.

    His recent statements on the Fonseka issues and the blatant unfounded allegations against Karuna about the Maligawa bombings are clear indications that he will stoop to any level to gain an advatage.

    And this is the Leader who claims a monopoly on all good politics of the West.

    In addition my main concern is the possibilities of any asassination attempts on the President now that he is traveling freely and interacting with the public.

    As we all know money can do anything

    For a cashed up Diaspora with connections to Western Intelligence services, the resource bank comprised of the Fonseka supporters out in the open ,the JVP idiots and the big time Gangsters make an excellent hunting ground.

    And that is why the Government must increase the Intelligence capabilities as well as the Military readiness despite the opportunistic calls from the Church or anyone else.

  12. Perhaps it is true, we the disapora are a little disconnect with ground realities.

    Yes we were wrong, but we didn’t know.

    Sir, for your information we are toothless and headless, while the Tigers are no more. But you are there, with a sane head.

  13. I dont think any of alive now want to re-live the past. There are lessons learnt by the Singhalese or by People in the south on the attitude towards tamils in general. Even the slightest of violence will require a political backing by the TNA or those being elected.

    The ground situation is totally different. 70% of the people who obtained refugee status in Canada is supposed to have travelled to Sri Lanka.

    Let more arrive to help re build and see for themselves before falling prey to false propaganda and elusive dreams.

  14. Its very sad to see you find Tamil diaspora actions
    as comical ,where, i see that their defiance as very
    positive development.They are the only strength Tamils in
    sri lanka have.

    Immediate war may by impassible, but on the long run
    Nothing is impossible. Thats where you are wrong.(so far)

    As long as there conductive enlivenment for insurgency
    there is chance of peace breaking down. Every ones
    know diaspara as well as tamil in sri lanka have lot of
    anger towards sri lanka.

    Also if VP or PA is no more, there is possibility
    of forigne powers using LTTE as proxy. if sri lanka
    does not allow fair play in the great game.

    Please do remember it was hand full of hard core
    LTTE who destoryed Katumnaiyaka and Anurdapura air bases.
    Did not need 12,000. Also what IF LTTE acquire biological or
    chemical weapons. What if the LTTE takes the
    form that you have not even imagined ?
    with only intention is create mass death ?

    I do not like violence, i hope sri lanka does not push
    the tamil to that level.

    The suffering is what make mankind transform..
    If the Tsunami and Mullivaiykal has not provided that transformation need, then worse things will happen in sri lanka for sure. I see lot change in Tamils due to these events, I do not see any transformation in Singalese.

    So what need to happen for this ? more suffering ?

  15. DBS…wow…this article is like reading a trash tabloid magazines you read at the super market to kill some time untill the counter rings the bill.

    Seriously, even a mosquito doesn’t get a slap on the back until he/she starts to work. Someone need to be held accountable for the thousands of innocent lives taken away by the security forces. I am sure VP is not in heaven either.

  16. It is really tragicomic to see some Tamils writing on ths blog and asking DBS to give advice to the Tamils

    It was DBS who for years and years single-handedly kept on warning the LTTE and Tamils that they were going wrong and urged a course correction

    DBS advised the LTTE to negotiate sincerely with govt from a position of strength and extract maximum devolution for north and East from govt

    I even recall that DBS as the only Tamil who urged the LTTE to not enforce a boycott of 2005 presidential elections because that would help elect Mahinda who would do much damage

    But no Tamil accepted what DBS said openly. They simply watched and waited while tiger bootlickers attacked and vilified DBS

    Now all what DBS said has come true

    But why are the Tamil jokers asking DBS for avice now? Why should he waste time after everything is over and all what DBS said has come true?

  17. Dear DSB, Thanks for that superb and detailed analysis of the self-defeating activities of the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    My point is this: these people are not fools or idiots, yet they appear not be part of the ‘reality-based community’. Neither they nor their kids will be put themselves in harms way, yet they expect Tamil living in SL to shoulder the burden of another violent insurrection.

    Compare and contrast this with the position of ex-IRA guys like Martin McGuiness, taking tea with the Tory Party he once tried to bomb out of existence.

    http://www.unitesrilanka.org/2010/10/13/can-diaspora-conflict-junkies-kick-the-habit/

    Do you think the TGTE and others simply have the conflict hard-wired into their behaviour patterns? If so, what can be done to wean off them this self-destructive behaviour pattern?

  18. This threat itself is a valid reason to keep all eyes and ears open by all Sri Lankans. One way to do so is, to keep capable team running the country for a generation or two.

  19. I recently heard from a well informed person, about the specific trait of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, for certain types of violence and behaviors such as human bombs and suicides due to love etc.

    Is it of cultural inheritance, genetic predisposition, or something else? Or is it just one of those myths?

  20. DBS

    You will laugh now but wait and see.

    Our tiger army under great leader Pirapa will one day invade Eelam and capture homeland by destrying and chasing away Singalam army

    Because of China our motherland India will support us and help declare Tamil eelam

  21. LTTE plan of invading Lanka with 12,000 guys may not work out but wait and see the tigers will launch mind – boggling operations very soon

    Mahinda wont know what hit him!

  22. Real situation in Lanka is different to what Tamil diaspora thinks

    Tamil people here dont want repeat of past

    Problems still there but people want to solve peacefully not by war

    Thanks for this DBS

  23. DBS…wow…this article is like reading a trash tabloid magazines you read at the super market to kill some time untill the counter rings the bill.

    ————-

    Hey Raj

    Cant you see that this story is not the story of DBS but that of Diaspora jokers like you who are collecting money by relating supermarket tabloid stories

    You are really stupid Raj

  24. I don’t get it. Why does a majority of the diaspora want war and destruction? Sure, it’s not exactly a bed of roses up there in the north, and there is definite room for improvement, but is violence really the answer?

    This government may not be perfect, but at least they’re doing something. Whatever their motives, the government has initiated a lot of development projects in the formerly war-torn areas of the country, and that has undeniably helped the Tamil community in a lot of ways. And more and more Sinhala and Tamil people are building ties with each other, everyday.

    Isn’t that a good thing? Is it not what the diaspora want?

    I really hope, for the country’s sake, at least the younger ones out there feel differently, and have a more positive outlook on peace and reconciliation.

    Enough is enough.

  25. Hey Raj of supermarket tabloid fame!

    It’s me Ranee again

    Listen you moron

    Do you pay for the tabloid at the counter or simply glance through it without paying you dishonest slob?

  26. Sad story again Mr DBSJ..

    This is exactly how the Islamic extremist raise funds. Those kids in Canada, US and other nations in the west are in denial, Most of them have not been to SL at all or were tiny kids when they left.

    They have this romanticized view and also a view based on their feeling superior to Sinhalese that want to keep alive. VP and his gang kicked the bucket deservedly so. The terrorized and marginalized Tamils living INSIDE SL(not collecting welfare checks and subsidies in Canada) need to be the ones making decisions about their welfare and future. Their future lies in making money via opportunities to do business.

    What they need are venture capitalists and entrepreneurs coming in not hate mongers wanting hapless poor Sri Lankan tamils to blow themselves up for a futile cause. Will the Canadian Tamils ever come and fight and die?

    NO they will not leave their comfortable environs. Well Written once again. Thank you Sir.

  27. Not too sure about who elected this Rudra as TGTE “Prime minister”. Prime minister? to what nation? And what is the TGTE?, and when it was formed? These people are trying to make money (under-the table). Why this bloody is trying from NY. If he is a man, he should stand as man and should sought such claims in SL soil. As DBS said, these guys are “Binamies”. Thanks DBS for sharing such a good article. Please continue your next part. Eagerly waiting for it.

    Regards,
    -Ganesh.

  28. Learned what couple of losers are doing outsider of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan government also as bad as those losers.

    Actually Tamils in Sri Lanka need to work hard to bring these two parties together.

    Starting point is the government of Sri Lanka to win the hearts of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

  29. DBS anna

    Thank you for illuminating article

    As you have pointed out our Diaspora tigers are simply deceiving gullible brothers and sisters by these war songs

    This reminds me of nursery rhyme

    “Little Tommy Tucker
    Singing for his supper…..

  30. Please keep the fear mongering alive..

    War crimes are not fun anymore.. Support from China and blackmail India game may not work for long time.. If too much China, India may repeat Bangladesh.. Otherwise, SL become new hong kong..

  31. Dear Shree Jeyaraj

    Deepavali greetings

    I have been reading you from the time you were Colombo correspondent for Hindu and Frontline

    You are truly an amazing journalist writing with such insight, passion and clarity on Sri Lankan issues with focus on Tamil affairs

    I have learnt and am learning from you

    Please keep up the good work

  32. LTTE fever will hang in SL and abroad for quite some time. At the end of WW2, there were many Germans who were relieved war was over but many in their armed forces and civilian supporters were remorseful and sour. They always thought they should have won the war if not for Hitler going crazy. Similarly many Tamils have the same feelings. But in Germany, those people with the help of their captors built up their country and their lives. German people are well known for their hard work and resilience. Similarly I hope the Tamils will eventually build up their lives.

  33. Sri Lankan Tamils living in western nations must cease this counterproductive willful ignorance. A new tiger army is going to invade Sri Lanka? How can people be so utterly stupid and uncreative. The current South Asian geopolitical environment is not conducive to even minuscule efforts towards the formation of Tamil Eelam.

    The LTTE did not suffer a defeat in May 2009 but a thorough annihilation from which its military structures will most likely never recover. If the balkanization of India occurs and produces an independent Tamil Nadu, then Sri Lanka’s northeastern provinces can be seriously threatened but this situation is currently also a dream.

    This is not the time for war and empty words, our people need food not guns. I think the relatively comfortable lifestyles of the Diaspora has led to self-damaging illusions disconnected from the far more inconvenient ground realities. Personally, the worst aspect of this circus show is the fact that these illusions are entrenched among western Tamil university students.

  34. Your discourse has been factual with logical inferences and comments. Some have misunderstood you. One person says that he was “sad that you had made Tamils to look comical”. The fact is that it was the LTTE and now these TGTE, GTF etc. and the yarns spun by fairy story tellers to milk money from the innocent diaspora, which has made the wider Tamil community to look comical. To the ethnically unbiased, your comments give the direction to amity, goodwill, peace and prosperity as human beings irrespective of ethnicity. It also give an indication that rather than be led by ethnic extremists in the neighbouring mainland, our Lankan Tamils have an opportunity to show how multiculturalism works while retaining ethnic identity and cultural practices. I doubt whether any Sinhalese harbours grudges or illwill towards any Tamils. They certainly do NOT take Tamils as comical people but in general as reclusive within narrow ethnic confines at any possible opportunity. Is that a politically incorrect stance in the 21st century for any ethnic group to take? Perhaps we need more journalists of this calibre to open the debate.

  35. We know you are Christian DBS Jeyaraj, but please don’t try and cover up the racist trash that Fr. Emmanuel preaches.

  36. As always, DBS you write some good points but fail to address the real point, you will always be a peanut in the world of real journalists.

  37. Aney Jeyaraj.Very interesting article no?.Cant wait to read the next part Aney!

    Aney Nelum! just wait a week will you aney?…….Please……..DBSJ

  38. I salute you DBS for this article. I also heard this crap from so many “tiger” Tamils in UK that I was going crazy. Good that you exposed these cash crazy idiots so boldly

  39. The idea is not to wage war but deceive foolish Tamils and collect money. Thanks DBS for pointing this out openly

  40. Another delicious offering by DBSJ.

    Sir, sadly I concur with your premise of a LTTE resurgence, though fortunately you might be a little early with your prediction. Considering the recent history of the Tamils it can be safely concluded that they are prone to emotion filled, irrrational and as you put it “grandiose hallucinations” and as such, a possible plan as you outlined can pull at the heartstings of much of the Diaspora.

    Though Sri Lankans have reservations about the Rajapakses, it is a political set up such as this, that can provide the stability the country needs for the much awaited economic growth. The diaspora Tamils have no vision of a modern Sri Lanka and they glean pleasure ( I am sad to say) at what they perceive to be third world conditions at home. This is also true of Wanni. Remember that the diaspora Tamils viewed the marginalised people of Wanni and the East as cannon fodder for the Eelam cause. I did not hear Tamil lawyers talk about human rights then.

    The economic resurgence in Sri Lanka needs to be supported at all cost with vigour and this would make a Tamil uprising a joke to Tamils who live in Sri Lanka, whose blood is what the diaspora money pays for and in the case of improving living conditions the price will be too much!

    The SL forces need to have a diplomatic/intelligence strategy abroad staffed by capable people from both strands. The appointment of Bell Pottinger in London is a good move. The BTF are beginning to ramp up activity in the North of SL in the guise of aid. This needs to be checked, closer attention need to be paid to these organisations and other ones that mushroom quite often. Cyber activity also needs to be monitored with better partnerships with other intelligence organisations.

    With a defeat of LTTE and a slow economic paradigm shift towards China and India, Sri Lanka should leverage it’s advantages from a better position with the West. The West has to be treated with the nuance exercised by Singapore. Remember the cunning, peace loving Norweigians. SL special forces, commandos, STF and the SBS need to adopt strategies that prepare for the coming threat. The qustion is When? My feeling is in about 4-5 years.

  41. Thank you DBS Anna for writing about this big fraud

    I was also asked for money by my young cousin. I know some of my relations gave money for this plan

    I knew this wont work and it is all a sham to make money

    But my cousin really trusts them

    I hope he will read this and become wise

    Keep writing Anna

  42. Dear Mr. Jeyaraj

    Just to tell you how much I enjoy reading your articles and learn from them.

    Some of my campus friends and I have become your devoted fans and appreciate your work very much

    We would love to meet and talk to you when you come to Colombo please

    Thank You

    Rohini

    Thank you for this post and the invitation Rohini.Hopefully we may meet soon…….DBSJ

  43. Hi, to all those tongue in cheek Tamil Diasspora !!!

    Stop hallucinating, just keep entertaing the ltte resurgence taughts. The longer it lingers within the diasspora the better for the GOSL.

    You selfish war mongering Diasspora, GOSL will not give nothing to Tamils in the North and East more than what they could afford. You keep yours money as well and live comfortably wherever you are.

    If at for all, next resurgence will through the Cassoack wearing Catholic Priests. Its not a bother for the GOSL but the Vatican will have to appoint a Committee for Mass Beatification.
    Let God be on the side of the Tamils if a resurgence occur and hope not under the Rajapakshe watch.

    To all those Diasspora, keep yours money and Mind Your Own Business wherever you are. You Diasspora are a curse to the Tamils living in Sri Lanka.

    Spell of another curse on Tamils in Sri Lanka is now befalling through the Catholic Clergy of the North and through the Church Propaganda Arm UNCANEWS.

    Its time some Southern Catholics neutralise them before they create a situation where elsewhere in Sri Lanka Buddhist create Matyers out innocent Catholics.

    Tamils in the North have got more than their share in asuch a short period of time within the 18 months whereas Balkans are yet struggling. If the tamils do not know to appreciate and try to move on, next resurgence with bring a total cleansing and colanisation beyond recognition.

    Whether rajapakshes or anyone, just learn to appreciate what is being done…………..
    Any resurgence, it will be the Tamils who will have to blame themselves as upto now even the majority community too have sacrificed quite a lot.

  44. Pingback: Will there be a violent resurgence of the LTTE soon? « UKTamilNews.com

  45. “Will there be a violent resurgence of the LTTE soon”?

    Well an exiting heading for the loosers isn’t it ? What a fantacy for the wet dreamers who are well off in the winter Jackets in the Northern hemisphere while the hardworking Tamils in North shed their tears to come back after 3 dacades of a nightmare…

    Just a gentle reminder…….Yes it may happen and we are always ready for it…You may be seeing the developments in the North and East during this current pay back time right….. Given another try the entire N and E will be Singhalized…..So better you guys would use your back side to think and save what you already have. Hope at least a few of you guys understand the amount of agony your own Tamil kith and kin would underrgo again..

  46. Dear DBsj and all others

    well message for you all.nothing impossible, can you forget all? the pain which has happened in past because you donot feel it. isn’t it, we cann’t see & watch people(sending from prisedent office) break entering library and kovil , built budda statue, where is this gudst came from because no LTTE,any body can come North and East behave like this before 19 th of may 2009 no aana?

    so u all say let some boss us who came from outside sending by crooks, DBSJ can tolerate( he is in canada)this, but not us,how much government paying to get good images.Do you know?like DBSJ getting to writer against tamils, is he tamilan?(vampula poranthu) somebody saying anna,better i will tell something about him next article comes,oh if can’twait, he is one …………. fill this gap, if you can and find out you are on the right board or?

  47. Very thought provoking article DBSJ. But you have exposed some nasty people, so I fear for you. Do take care.

  48. The article might have been written with an honest purpose. What is puzzling is that while blaming the Tamil diapora for not helping those languishing IDPs in Noth/East no mention of the failure of the government in utilising the funds obtained from foreign institutions for bthis purpose or the vast amount of cash and jewellery left behind by the LTTE.

  49. Lots of comments on how good this writing is. But I am sad and dissapointed.

    The only things that are clear are (1) there are many people committed to the Tamil cause all over the world (2) many of the LTT’s apparatus are not only intact but are alive and kicking (3) Reconcilliation is just a dream; the sinhala govt has more pressing issues, socially, in the south to deal with (4) the objective of the war was to gain a lonstanding support and appreciative base amongst voters in the south; supporting tamil reconstruction will erode this base and hence will not be taken up (5) the TGTE is gearing itself up as a “can be talked to” representative of the tamil community though its concepts appear not to have been understood by even those at the top.

    Just as things were in the 30 years upto May 2009, it is impossible to predict what will happen in the near or far future.

  50. What a load of Crap

    Everyone knows that Tamil eelam preceeded the LTTE.

    If we go back to the beginning of the conflict it was the sinhala majority that resorted to violence, first by assassinating solomon Bandranaike and then the racial riots against Tamils and the targeting of Chelvanyakam and his supporters whose peaceful protest was set upon by thugs in the centre of Colombo.

    During this time where was Jeyaraj? As an anti LTTE tamil he never once supported Chelvanyakam and the rights of Tamils.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    The LTTE was formed on May 5th 1976. The Vaddukkoddai resolution demanding Tamil Eelam was adopted by the TULF on May 14th 1976. I think May 5th precedes May 14th in any calendar.

    When Chelvanayagam conducted a Satyagraha campaign on June 5th 1956 protesting the Sinhala only act at Galle Face Green in Colombo opposite the old Parliament building I was just 2 years and 15 days old being born on May 21st 1954.

    So as a two -year old child I was at home in Kotahena playing with my toys when Chelvanayakam was conducting the Satyagraha campaign. But my Grandfather and two uncles were participants.One had his ear bitten off by thugs. My father being a govt servant at that time did not participate in the Satyagraha campaign but braved the mobs to give rides to many stranded Tamils in his hillman old model car. One of those whom he helped became a senior judicial officer later and is still fond of relating the story

    I have been in journalism for 33 years and if you ever have the time or inclination to read all what I have written with an open mind you will find that no Tamil journalist writing in English has written in support of equal rights for Tamils as I have.

    As for being involved in Tamil politics I was a member of the Thamizh Maanavar (students)Peravai, Thamizh Ilaingar (Youth) Peravai during my younger days and participated in many non – violent protests and demonstrations

    I was also a member of the TULF colombo branch and resigned from it after I joined the “Virakesari” as a staff reporter in April 1977. I was requested to do so by my Editor who advised me that a journalist should not be aligned to any political party. I concurred and thereafter have not been a member of any political party

    As for the LTTE all I did was to criticise them constructively and urged them to give up the suicidal armed struggle and instead obtain maximum devolution through a negotiated settlement.

    People like you attacked me viciously and called me anti -LTTE and traitor.

    Today the LTTE is demolished and Tamils are a battered,shattered people

    I am wondering as to who the real Tamil traitors are and who the real anti-LTTE people were

  51. GoSL is aware of this so called ‘landing force’..They are not going to be a Tamil force, but mainly mercenaries from the former Soviet Army..Russia has been notified of this and plans are already being made up to sink all diaspora money down the Indian ocean..

    Part of this plan is to get the JVP hardcore elements to launch an insurrection in the other areas as a diversion for this grand invasion. That will be the end of the JVP as we know it as well.

    And the Diaspora elements who live lavishly in the west sending others to die in their name, will not sleep peacefully because the ‘Mahasohon’ units will be knocking on their doors soon. The recent expansion of SL intelligence forces is to serve this purpose..

  52. #6 sjoseph,

    There is a third option which DBSJ mentions in briefly in his article.

    3. Settle more Sinhalese and Muslims in the crown lands of the North and East.

    The more the diaspora stirs the pot, the more likely this will gather momentum as the permanent solution.

  53. dear jey,

    another interesting article but with a little bit of difference this time of diaspora tamils.i dont have any illusions of ltte rising again from the ashes of mullivaikal and recapturing its ertswhile territorial holdings my concern has always been lack of good leaders among tamils of north and east who can stand up to the sinhalese establishments.this is the result of elimination of moderates by prabakaran and his gang.

    even if let us assume that prabakran and his deputy is alive as claimed by tiger supporters i doubt they will ever gain the support of local tamils given the fact that sinhalese government will mercilessly stamp them out.i have always pondered what if praba and his gang has accepted cbk’s offer of chief minister post for ten years then tamil eelam would have been a possibility given the fact that it would have led to consolidation of tamils in north and east and they would have prospered with strong tamil leadership unfortunately this did not happen.

    but it has to be kept in mind also the welfare and aspirations of tamils in north and east government should implement 13th amendment and it should not try to change the demography of north east by settling sinhalese like what it did in certain areas of east.one hopes that peace will reign in srilanka and tamils of srilanka will rise again from the ashes of civil war .

    Tamil renaissance will be quicker if the pro-tiger Diaspora stops obstructing……………DBSJ

  54. DBSJ,

    Hope you will visit Sri Lanka. Let me know as well I will arrange a couple of days in Trinco on my account for you and your family.

    Thank you Dilshan……..DBSJ

  55. Adai Jeyarajah

    Just be carefull what you write.

    if You are a Tamil then behave like a Tamil.

    Otherwise there are ways to take you out of living. you are warned.

  56. DBS,
    A very timely article. I also have heard this story of how they are collecting money for a resurgence of LTTE. Sections of the Diaspora seem to be having wet dreams of “invading” Sri Lanka and chasing away the GOSL forces from the North and East. Of course they would not dream of sending their sons and daughters to fight, those kids are too busy enjoying the opportunities that the West has to offer, getting their university degrees and so on. Oh no, those tasks of being martyrs to the Diaspora Tamil cause will be given to the poor kids of Vanni and Batticoloa who Diaspora think of as disposable.

    Reaching an Ellam by military force is simply an impossibility. Demographics alone will dictate that. When the Tamil militancy started in SL in the early 70s the percentage of Tamils (excluding the Indian Tamils in the plantations) was probably around 10%. After 30 years of war, migration out of SL now the percentage must be around 5%, out of which more that half live outside the North and the East. So there is no way that a militant Tail separatist movement can sustain an army like LTTE did. There simply will not be enough people of the correct age to replenish the battlefield loses as they can do large scale recruitment only from the population in North and East. As it was shown clearly, the Sinhalese population is enough to recruit a volunteer Army and sustain and grow it over the thirty years. Tamil militants may be able to sustain a campaign of bombing and terror by assassination, but that will not get them any country any time and only thing that will get them is more loss of Tamil population as more people will flee, so ultimately the Tamils of Sri Lanka will diminish more as a community.

    The ethnic struggle of Sri Lanka was one of competition for scares resources. It was all about access to education, jobs and services. It was not about culture, religion or language. Sure enough some cultural icons got destroyed in the battle, but there was no strategic or planed attempt by the Sinhalese nor the GOSL to erase Tamils and Tamil culture from the island. In any other country this would have resulted in a class struggle a classic have-vs-have not and a leftist insurgency including both Tamils and Sinhalese disadvantage together, but the idiotic politicians, both Sinhalese and Tamil, turned this into an ethnic battle. The political and social situation in Sri Lanka has turned completely since the 70s. The state controlled economy of that age is now completely open with no restrictions and a Tamil businessmen or an entrepreneur has equal chances for success as a Sinhalese or a Muslim. With more access to Western funds and knowhow, I would say Tamils are now in a better position to run businesses in Sir Lanka. The country is well positioned to take advantage of the economic boom of India and China. I hope that the politicians will not mess this up once more.

  57. I have paid not a penny to LTTE in Europe , simply because it was unlawful to do so. But think tamil people genuinely needs to be politically active and build ties with western diplomats and politicians..That is exactly what organisations Tamil Diaspora is doing , and I am 100% percent supportive of that. When tamil refugees are detained in diffrent parts of the glob , did Sri lankan gvt did any supportive actions for them.

    Sri lankan gvt was only telling humiliating things on them and putting “LTTE” labels even before they become part of “Diaspora” ! So there is a real need for tamil people to be politically active abroad.  DBSJ , you dont have any rights to call all Tamil activists as Pro-LTTE , No one needs to be pro-LTTE to voice for the rights of our people. How can one supports LTTE , when there is no more LTTE.

    Please stop using the word “pro-LTTE” to call tamil Diaspora , and tamil activists. It is not because the LTTE was fighting for the  tamil cause that anyone else  supporting the same cause should be pro-LTTE.

    DBSJ , Tamil Diaspora is living in western countries were the law enforcement authorities and intelligent services are much more advanced than in Sri lanka , so if any tamil organisations are doing anything against the law…they will find out and stop….so please dont worry about it.

    Tamil diaspora is only voicing for rights and justice for tamil people – nothing else  , any democratic country will do everything to convince tamil diaspora , who are also expatriate Sri lankan “citizens” , if i am correct…instead of vomiting lies and ltte stories… To avoid another  resurgence of Tamil millitancy , you dont need to call it LTTE v2, it can be anything else…to avoid it Sri lankan gvt should put in place a political solution for tamil people as soon as posible. Instead of land grabbing , taking tamil people lands as HSZ and settling signalise settlers , banning tamil fishermen and bringing Fishermen from south instead.

    Recruiting Tamil police and Tamil military to deal with Tamils.  In how many western countries, where there are more tamil than signalise, Sri lanka has Tamil ambassadors …Instead of vomiting at Tamil Diaspora, ask the Sri Lankan regime to correct its mistakes. Tamil Diaspora is the only voice for the voiceless tamils in Sri lanka , where they have no freedom and where they are witnessing a cultural genocide…
    Thanks you

    Pro-LTTE Diaspora is pro-LTTE Diaspora……….DBSJ

  58. Dear Jeyaraj,

    Once again I would like to felicitate you for your unbiased and balanced journalism which is very rare at this moment not only in Sri Lanka, but all over the world!

    Being a regular reader of your News service, I am a little puzzled when you did not give any publicity to the evidence submitted by the ex-Govt agent of Mullaitiv who said that “no white flag bearer was shot by the SR army and insted they protected them!”

    (I am one of the two co-editors of the Vinivida which we published after 1983 riots, for national reconciliation and against Human Rights violations)

  59. So let’s say its true that Prabhakaran is alive etc. etc. What can he accomplish?
    His army was routed even when he was flush with Diaspora funds, controlled the sea lanes to the North, occupied two thirds of “Eelam,” had brave and able commanders, and faced an ineffectual Sri Lanka army.

    What he couldn’t do then he will be able to do now?
    With the international community fighting terrorism, India determined to keep down the LTTE, arms supplies interrupted, HSZ’s set up all over the North and East, army cantonments fast coming up, his fund raising drying up, Karuna still in the East, and the SLA now a disciplined effective force?

    Now that’s the stuff of a fevered dream!

  60. First and foremost we should reconcile and rebuild.violence begets violence.Tamils and sinhalese were misled in the past by the selfish political gains without longterm vision.we have paid a higher price .we should stop this nonsense now otherwise we will get in to a severe trap of foolishness.

    TAMILS and sinhalse should learn from the past and repent for their blunders and work togetherfor bright future of srilanka.we should learn the all the lanugages of srilanka and understand and accept the differences of cluture .ignore the politicians .wake up my beloved children of lanka.we can build a bright future and life for everyone.UNITY IN DIVERSITY

  61. DBSJ

    Another very interesting article. However it brings up fears for your personal safety.

    I think we are dealing with some monumentally stupid and emotion driven section of people who may not like what you have said above.

    Please take care of your personal safety. Tamils have lost far too may intellectuals to this mindless mob who have no appreciation of the value of an intelligent and sane voice – sadly of which there are not many.

    Ironic as it may sound, perhaps the safest place for you is back home in Sri Lanka… we would love to have you back.

  62. Hope the Investment specialists in Europe read this article. If fooling these dumb dispora suckers for money is that easy as mentioned in this article, they will come up with a whole new Investment plans!.

    I came up with Special investment plans that could be in the lines of…

    1. “Win Eahlam in 365 days”- (Establish statehood in the 366th.-with extra premium)
    2.”Invation” Investment plan-Specialy made for yougsters- Actual physical participents will be offered zero premium.
    3.Eelam in Mars!- Special retirement plan. Older you get higher the returns (Its Mars god sake)

    Also special offers that include
    1.Become a “Cabinet minister” (TGTE).
    2.Free ” presidencial candidate “for ehlam election (TGTE).
    3.The “War crime /Legal action” special scheme =(Chose between a range from “high premium Rajapaksha” scheme to “Low level copral Perera” scheme)

    This really made my day.haha

  63. Hello DBSJ,

    I fully agree with #17by S.S…It is so pathetic if any Tamils support violence again in Sri Lanka. Enough is enough. I think people living in North and East are very clear now. Nobody will support for another stupidity.

    When I read this article I am alarmed. may be there is no bounds for stupidity.

    Bala

  64. “India seems quite concerned about the possibility of Indian soil being used for such an attempt”
    – LTTE and many other militant armed groups are products of India! DBS, In which era do you live?

    I live In the present,not the past,Bhavani…….DBSJ

  65. Good article highlighting the worries of the peace loving Tamils.
    They would always find ways and means to make money by milking the gullible Tamils.

    Many tiger operatives have become real estate agents and most of their sales are at inflated prices. Who gets the difference.
    Another concern is the increased number of asylum boats. No one would object if rehabilitated and retrained former cadres are released and leave Sri Lanka. But if they escape and reach another country hiding their original or tiger identity, there is a higher possibility that they can always go back to violence.

    A friend of mine had met one of the 2009 Nov boat person to Vancouver who had been released on bail and without a licence to work. In the next ship this year his brother came and was released as he is under 18 years. Recently his tean aged son was arrested in Thailand while waiting to embark on the next ship. How this poor family gets over 150000 dollars in a relatively short time. Something definitely is fishy.

  66. What a timing my friend, your article just in time for the
    Sri Lankan president opts out of UK visit after threat of arrest

    Oh really,Wont he be there in December? ……DBSJ

  67. To be honest with you DBS you are just becoming Frustrated old Journalist . Remember DBS Tamils will remember you as an “Real AxxHxxx”

    What about “Aperture in the Posterior”?…………DBSJ

  68. DBS Annan

    The service you do for us by writing the truth courageosly is simply superb.

    If I have power I will erect statue for you

    Aiyo, Aiyo, Aiyo…………DBSJ

  69. I am quite puzzled at DBJ’s tone of this article. As a Tamil, i expect him to be compassionate about eelam cause; instead he happily blames the diaspora for the ills of sinhala racists.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Tamil Eelam is a lost cause. The pro-LTTE Diaspora and its stupid selfishness is a huge obstacle for Tamil renaissance in Sri Lanka

  70. Quote “The article might have been written with an honest purpose. What is puzzling is that while blaming the Tamil diapora for not helping those languishing IDPs in Noth/East no mention of the failure of the government in utilising the funds obtained from foreign institutions for bthis purpose or the vast amount of cash and jewellery left behind by the LTTE.

    Recent visit by the German palimentary deligate to Jaffna has said this to a local media’ They could not see any major developement in the North to worthy of talking about . They were even thinking of reveiwing there plan to build a German Institute of Technology they were planning to start there because of the Government lukeworm attitute to start anything that would benefit the Tamils. Please Mr. Jeyaraj write something the government could do to the Tamils in the North and East to change their attitude towards the present government and built the nation so that all communities in Sri Lanka could forget and forgive one anther and live in peace and harmony.

    Thank you sir for your great contributions to educate the people to behave like the way God wants us to do, to love one another .

  71. Resurgence of the Liberation Tigers is not a possibility but the agitation of Tamils would continue. Only a political solution would isolate the tiger elements from the general Tamil public.

    62. Mandawala Hamuduruvo

    .. I am a little puzzled when you did not give any publicity to the evidence submitted by the ex-Govt agent of Mullaitiv who said that “no white flag bearer was shot by the SR army and insted they protected them!”
    ____________

    The GA said no white flag “public” were shot. She did not mince her word unless you consider Mrs Nadesan as public.

    Anyway this Commission seems to be going nowhere and more and more people are perceiving it as a whitewashing and delaying of ethnic/political solution effort.

    Wonder how a Government servant could give independent evidence while on duty when the Doctors in Wanni were arrested for giving media interviews.

  72. Very good article. However, there are two points that need to be mentioned:

    1- Tamil Diaspora in the western countries are using hindu temples to stage events and collect money for the cause. This should be controlled by those governments.

    2- Unlike in the past, the Tamil diaspora today earn more in the foreign domiciled country, they have a larger voting base and are well educated than the older first generation who first came to these countries after 1983 (although the younger generation themselves would have been young children then, today they are highly educated, holding good jobs with good earning capacity) and today they are able to bend the arm of the respective governments due to their voting power. This will force some governments to be hard on the Sri Lankan govt. This should be the positive approach the diaspora should be taking to make effective change in Sri Lanka to provide a better living conditions for the minorities. NOt to fund the groups who are trying a loosing battle.

    Thanks again wonderful article.

  73. Dear DBSJ, Will this peace last long. Will this peace be used to settle the problem once and for all.

    These are the questions.

    Though the LTTE has been defeated is not some of their grievances real. I believe they were only articulating the aspirations of the Tamils, in general.

    The Tamils (more sinned against than sinners) have paid a far too much price in this conflict.

  74. DBS,
    I agree 100% with thris 61 and I am appalled by your reply .

    Not all Tamil diaspora are support the violence of LTTE, you cannot brand them as pro LTTE/. You are wrong!

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I am describing the pro-LTTE sections of the Diaspora as pro-LTTE Diaspora to differentiate those sections from those that are not pro-LTTE. Is this so difficult to understand?

    Pro-LTTE Diaspora is pro-LTTE Diaspora!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why are you wasting my time Bhavani? Why dont you stick to what you do well which is sending out e-mails under the address”Bhavani Dash” to your fellow vocal warriors of the internet

  75. Dear Mr. Jeyaraj,

    I think you are the lonely voice of tamil intellectuals. Please take required measures to maintain your and your family safety. We dont want to see another tamil intellectual been murdered. It would take SL tamils further to the darkness.

  76. # 15 Xs2:

    So..you JUSTIFY THE OPPRESSION of the srilankan government and pro-singhala agents in srilanka.
    In my opinion the solution for long lasting peace in sri lanka – if you are right (and I hope the majority is not with you) – is suppress tamil activities until people of your level of mentality become the minority in the tamil circle.

    See what you have written…………can you expect anything other than SUFFERING!

    “Immediate war may by impassible, but on the long run
    Nothing is impossible. Thats where you are wrong.(so far)
    As long as there conductive enlivenment for insurgency
    there is chance of peace breaking down. Every ones
    know diaspara as well as tamil in sri lanka have lot of
    anger towards sri lanka.
    Also if VP or PA is no more, there is possibility
    of forigne powers using LTTE as proxy. if sri lanka
    does not allow fair play in the great game.
    Please do remember it was hand full of hard core
    LTTE who destoryed Katumnaiyaka and Anurdapura air bases.
    Did not need 12,000. Also what IF LTTE acquire biological or
    chemical weapons. What if the LTTE takes the
    form that you have not even imagined ?
    with only intention is create mass death ?
    I do not like violence, i hope sri lanka does not push
    the tamil to that level.
    The suffering is what make mankind transform..
    If the Tsunami and Mullivaiykal has not provided that transformation need, then worse things will happen in sri lanka for sure. I see lot change in Tamils due to these events, I do not see any transformation in Singalese.
    So what need to happen for this ? more suffering ?”

    By the way XS2, did destroying Katumnaiyaka and Anurdapura air bases gain any long term benefits! NO NOTHING!

  77. Well said Lankan. What Tamil Diaspora doing now is good for Sinhala people as well. Tamil Diaspora now raise awareness for crime against humanity and war crimes. As a result, even President Rajapakse have to cancel his UK fearing arrest..

    It is good for all. Sinhala people should join in asking for fully independent UN investigations on all the human right violations and war crimes. This way, in future, Sinahala youths lives also saved.

  78. Hi DBS,

    I knew you from the days you published the Tamil News paper in Toronto. I am also one of them oppose the attack on you, since I believe in your freedom of expression.

    In the above article you are making sarcastic comments about TGTE a fine democratically elected organisation and Its Prime Minister Hon.Rudrakumaran.

    I thought all these days you were oppose to the method in which LTTE brought their cause forward and thought you are supporting the cause not the method. Which was a reasonable concern of yours (I thought)

    Tamil Eelam is a lost cause. Any organization that flies the tiger flag is a lost case.]……………DBSJ

    And by the way why did you resign from the TGTE?………….DBSJ

  79. Dear Jeyaraj

    Once again a brilliant article

    It is indeed a pity that the pro-LTTE Tamils are attacking you viciously but I dont think you need to respond to the stupid inanities. None of them have read your articles or know anything about you

    We the long – standing readers know your bona fides and your historic past where you fought valiantly against Sinhala hehemonism and Tamil fascism

    So dont waste your valuable time explaining to idiots and simply go on writing what you want whenever you like

    We the silent majority are there for you forever and always

    Thank you Kalpana. much appreciated………..DBSJ

  80. Your article has made impact on tiger diaspora. they are frothing at mouth like mad dogs.

    Good luck. Say Hi to diaspora jokers

    I’ll sponser orupani Kallu for diaspora tigers and their family.

  81. Sri Lankan president opts out of UK visit after threat of arrest

    By Kim Sengupta and Andrew Buncombe

    Saturday, 6 November 2010
    The president of Sri Lanka has called off a visit to Britain after exiled Tamil groups announced that they would attempt to have him arrested over alleged war crimes.

    The trip by Mahinda Rajapakse, which would have included an address to the Oxford Union, was aborted at short notice after Tamil activists said they would seek a warrant under the principle of universal jurisdiction which allows prosecution in this country for alleged human rights abuses committed abroad.

    The Sri Lankan government maintained there had been a change of plan due to Mr Rajapakse’s busy schedule and the Foreign Office in London said in a statement it “had no indication” that fears over being detained was the reason behind the cancellation.

    The foreign ministry in Colombo insisted that the visit has been “postponed” to a later date. This, in effect, would avert the embarrassment of an attempted arrest, as the British government is in the process of amending the universal jurisdiction law which had led to a number of foreign governments expressing concern.

    The Israeli government announced, on the eve of a visit by British foreign secretary William Hague, that it was breaking off “strategic dialogue” with London after Israeli deputy prime minister Dan Meridor became the latest senior figure from the country to scrap plans to come to England because of concerns of legal action.

    In the most high-profile case of universal jurisdiction, the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, was arrested by Scotland Yard during a visit to the UK in 1998 over tortures and murder committed by his military junta when he was in power.

    After a lengthy series of court cases, during which Baroness Thatcher and a number of former Tory ministers campaigned on behalf of Mr Pinochet, he was eventually freed by then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, on health grounds. Under the current law it is relatively easy for individuals and pressure groups to obtain an arrest warrant from a magistrates’ court for war crimes suspects.

    Under the changes being proposed by the government the Director of Public Prosecutions would become involved in the procedure to avoid “frivolous cases” being brought.

    Universal jurisdiction, as it stands, precludes heads of state and current holders of office, from being charged. However this immunity is only active if the person allegedly responsible for these offences, is in this country on an official capacity and not on a private trip like the one that President Rajapakse was due to make. Mr Meridor’s visit was cancelled for the same reason, but there is apprehension among some abroad that one may be vulnerable even during official visits because the law is not sufficiently clear.

    Ariel Sharon, as Israeli premier, is said to have refused an invitation from Tony Blair in 2005 to visit the UK after an Israeli general, Doran Almog, stayed on board an El-Al plane at Heathrow rather than face arrest on an warrant obtained by Palestinian campaigners.

    Mr Sharon is reported to have said: “The trouble is that I, like Major General Almog, also served [in the Israeli military] for many years. I, too, am a general. I have heard that the prisons in Britain are very tough. I wouldn’t like to find myself in one.”

    The Sri Lankan government has expressed irritation at continuing criticism of the conduct of its forces during the final stages of the civil war when, according to the United Nations, more than 10,000 civilians were killed.

    David Cameron has said that the Colombo government should allow an independent investigation into the deaths and this was repeated by Mr Hague to his Sri Lankan counterpart, GL Peiris, during a recent meeting in London.

    Mr Rajapaksa, who was re-elected in the aftermath of the Tigers’ defeat and whose party recently succeeded in passing legislation to lift terms limits that would have stopped him serving again, has always rejected calls for an independent inquiry.

    He instead established his own inquiry, a move that was condemned by some activists and criticised by the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay.

    Last night, Suren Surendiran, who is a London-based member of the Global Tamil Forum, said: “Until we get justice to our people living and perished under inhumane circumstances we shall not rest. Rajapaksa, his brothers and his cronies must go to bed every day worrying about their future whilst in power and beyond. There is a Tamil saying – ‘King punishes immediately, God punishes eventually’

  82. Why are so many of the diaspora Tamils jumping about like “pissu ballo” (mad dogs) just because of an article written by DBS Jeyaraj? Things certainly aren’t prefect in Sri Lanka but the article does drive home some points to those in the Tamil diaspora who continue to cling onto their extremist positions and drag the Tamil community down with them. The diaspora Tamils are angry because they are becoming less relevant and they just simply cannot stand to see those Tamils actually living in Sri Lanka getting a break from war and violence. The diaspora Tamils seem to be more angry now, when Tamils AREN’T dying or being used as cannon fodder everyday than they were during the 25 years of war!

  83. ‘Arrest alert’ a fib re’ President’s UK visit

    — Foreign Ministry

    A NEW SCHEDULE PREFERRED
    LTTE PROPAGANDA

    The Foreign Ministry yesterday denied media speculation that President Mahinda Rajapaksa cancelled a scheduled trip to the UK fearing arrest and stated the real reason was that Sri Lankan diplomats failed to secure any appointments for him with British leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron due to busy international schedules.

    The story, which was picked up by several websites, prompted a terse rebuttal from the Ministry of External Affairs which said yesterday that the president’s visit had been postponed “to a more suitable time-slot” due to a busy local and international schedule. The British authorities were informed, it said.

    “The trip was put off not because of an imminent arrest,” said authoritative sources, requesting anonymity. “Nevertheless, it is not a secret that pro-LTTE organisations in the UK, like the British Tamil Forum which is led by the Global Tamil Forum, are working overtime to get the courts activated against Sri Lankan leaders, politicians and military personnel.”

    Apparently fuelled by the pro-LTTE propaganda machinery, it was widely reported last week that President Rajapaksa called off his visit to the UK “following fears that he might be arrested for alleged war crimes under British law”. One report said “certain Sri Lankan Tamil organisations were planning to move court for his arrest”.

    The Global Tamil Forum led by the Norway-based Nediyavan and the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam led by the US-based Rudrakumaran are both trying to get warrants issued on Sri Lankan political figures and military personnel through the courts of various countries.

    “However, they have not found legal traction yet as they must substantiate their allegations in a court of law,” a diplomatic source said. As proof of the gathering storm, Sri Lanka High Commissioner to the UK Nihal Jayasinghe was quoted in a newspaper yesterday as saying he has asked British authorities to show evidence of war crimes if they could.

    With regard to whether a head of state could be arrested in view of immunity from prosecution, recent developments in international law suggest that this type of immunity-whilst it may be available as a defence to prosecution from local or domestic crimes may not apply to so called ‘war crimes.’

  84. Main factor in this quest is that not ltte commingback or not or who caresabout them. but thereisno single solution has been put forward by the government that promissed solution whilest waging war.
    Sadstatefor all sri-lankans. We couldhave beetten sighapoore abd prospered far beyound our current imagination for all our generations to come

  85. i don’t have comment since i do not have knowledge about this article. I am worndering if the author will ever write an article about dowry among Tamils which is criminalized in India. Becasue of the dowry, there are many dowry criminals live among Tamils. Tamils also have another custom, that elder son take care of the family. Why is that? It is a backward idea. I would really appreciate it if the author ever touch the social problems among Tamils. Thanks

  86. Anbulla DBS Annan

    I am one of your fans.I admire you for telling the truth even if you get attacked or become unpopular to some

    This article of yours is a very good one. I am also troubled by the tiger fund raising for a big operation against Sri Lanka

    I dont believe these people but I am worried by the number of people I know who are giving money

    That is why I welcome your article and hope some people will at least realise the truth by reading you

    But I know this will make tiger supporters angry with you for this

    I respect your bravery but I feel worried about your safety

    Please be careful Annan

    I am concerned about you and today when I went to temple I did a special poosai for you by giving your birthday and name only to the Iyer

    The Gods I worship will protect you Annan

    Thank you Vanaja. I am touched thangaichi………… DBSJ

  87. #53-DBSJ responds

    One had his ear bitten off by thugs
    ———————————————–
    It shows even at that time there was poverty and hunger in srilanka.

    It was to get his gold ear stud (kadukkan)………….DBSJ

  88. Ever lasting peace in the country is the utmost importance to people in Sri lanka.People suffered enough for over thirty years,thanks for his Excellency Mahinda Rajapkse’s vision to eradicate treacherous, ruthless LTTE who had scant respect for human lives irrespctive of their cast creed or nationality.
    Tamil diaspora can perfom any act to disrupt the current situation in the country,as they did in the past.This is the time Tamil Parlimentarians should work together with the government of Sri Lanka to see a lasting solution to their so called problems.Government should not hesitate to nip off the bud if any orgaised violence errupt in the name of EELAM in future.

  89. 55. Diyasena | November 6th, 2010 at 8:02 am
    #6 sjoseph,

    There is a third option which DBSJ mentions in briefly in his article.

    3. Settle more Sinhalese and Muslims in the crown lands of the North and East.

    The more the diaspora stirs the pot, the more likely this will gather momentum as the permanent solution.

    _—————————————————————–

    This will never be a permenant solution. If it exceeds more than the minimum ratio that we discussed earlier, other than through natural migration, then unborn generations will be mauling each other. If we want history not to repeat it self we need fresh thinking than what was in the past history, such as knitting the communities together with devolution and innovative ideas like the EU, which are 20th century phenomenon’s that have once and for all united thousands of centuries of warring tribes.

    Anger should never cloud our judgement and clear thinking. The mass of people will always as you rightly pointed out get all hot under the collar and want quick results and revenge. Clear thinking leaders have a duty to reign them in and lead the country in the correct direction, because they have a duty not only towards the present generation but also a duty towards all future generations and these toddlers playing with their toys, like DBSJ, when a angry and hungry man bit his uncle’s ear.

    The leaders on both sides who screwed up the country with their wrong decisions were not the generation that died and lost their limbs. The ones that suffered are the ones who would have been playing with toys and yet unborn.

    We must never do things here that may result in parties like naam thamilar of sebestian seeman and other future parties from getting stronger and one day taking power in tamilnadu.
    At the moment people there are not having confidence that they have the skills to run tamilnadu effectively, but if more and more people join them, then they may aquire the talent and skills needed to convince the people of tamilnadu that they can run the economy as well as provide relief to their brethren across the palk strait.

    Moderate sinhala leaders will result in moderate tamil leaders. Hardline sinhala leaders will result in hardline tamil leaders.

    Every action has some reaction they say, just like in physics, so we have to take a deep breath and mull over our potential decisions and look at every possible future scenario, before implementing them into actions.

    Just like tamils should not provide fertile grounds for sinhala hadliners to thrive, sinhalese also should not allow that fertile culture in which bacteria will thrive.

    The antibacterial disinfectent in my humble opinion is devolution, but no point giving it too late after the disease becomes too great and amputation or euthasia is the only option.

  90. 75 Mr Martin Thomas,

    Please read at least a few other Media reports about Srilanka rather than confining yourself to LankaeNews.

    If the German Pollies want to see Autobahns in Jaffna, they are certainly going to be disappointed.

    To go to a German Tech, the kids have to go to primary and secondary school first.

    The parents should be able to find a school and give them a descent meal to start with.

    If these basics are being put in place intelligent and caring people will acknowledge the difference then and now.

    Otherwise they can come up with any excuse to satisfy their ulterior motives.

  91. Some commentators are abusing you for writing the truth.
    As Kalpana #85 stated you have always stood against Sinhala hegemonism and Tamil fascism.
    You wrote an article about Col Theepan. You have revealed the brave side of this misguided tamil warrior.
    When you write the current politival reality, these coward pro diaspora tamils are abusing you. DBS keep doing your good job. In fact, who is the Defence Secretary in the Transnational Tamil Eelam Government ?

    Thank you.Must be the guy who brandished a pen knife in NY……..DBSJ

  92. Diasspora can try to resurrect the murder and mayham – if that day comes our children will be ready to kick their butts all over again.

  93. DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Tamil Eelam is a lost cause

    —————

    M Karunanidhi was asked 87 questions on his 87th birthday. One question was on his dreams.

    – what was one dream never achieved in your lifetime?
    His reply: Tamil Eelam

  94. The business as usual attitude of the Tamil hawks to swindle gullible people deserves unreserved condemnation.

    The article is as informative as it is educative. Will the Tamil hawks ever learn ! Old habits die hard.

  95. DBS…wow…this article is like reading a trash tabloid magazines you read at the super market to kill some time untill the counter rings the bill. ————-Hey RajCant you see that this story is not the story of DBS but that of Diaspora jokers like you who are collecting money by relating supermarket tabloid storiesYou are really stupid Raj

    —–

    Good for you Ranee

    You should slap the moron with your sandals till he begs for mercy

    ———-

    Hi DBS

    why do you allow stupid idiots like Raj space to post on your blog? he doesen’t deserve your magnanimity

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Dont be too harsh on Raj. He’s an OK bloke really whose reading does not exceed supermarket tabloid leafing while standing at the counter

  96. DBS! You are trully an idiot! I mean idiot! If you show your pahtetic article to some others in your profession, they will laguh at you. I am assuming you are still in Canada. Oh my my….. because some of the LTTE hoolicans beat the the crap out of you front of your wife, that might have killed your journalistic insticts… You are the moron now!

    Who is the idiot or moron judging by this post?……………..DBSJ

  97. I think if Pro- LTTE Diaspora really concern about our people back home they should forget LTTE. They should stop all these non sense activities with LTTE banner. As long as pro LTTE activities alive outside of SL, Tamils in SL can not live peacefully.. But I know Pro-LTTE activist won’t let their people live peacefully back home. Because suffering of our people is the earning of Pro-LTTE activists. They always want to de-normalise Sri Lanka’s situation. As they hold large amount of money they could simply hire some mercenaries and carryout big terror attack in SL. Money will speak. By doing so they could motivate their supporters and collect more money from their loyalist. Even they could say that attack was carried out by VP’s direct command. I know still there are lot of Muppets ready to believe these sort of stories. But you all know what will happen after that. Is there anyway our people can gain anything out of these sort of attacks?

    Forget LTTE, forget VP. Give up all these stupid activities. But unite together as single Tamil voice. Then fight for our people political rights in right way. I’m sure that will make great impact. Nobody will look us as Terrorist, Nobody will ban us. Every body will listen and support us.

    Sinhala people must respect and acknowledge Tamil’s national problem. They should give pressure to their leaders to resolve this long lasting problem. They should not create the situation where all 100% Tamil people start to support LTTE again.

  98. There are only few journalist/authors have succeeded in their quest like you have. keep on writing….. YOU ARE REALLY GOOD! PLEASE WRITE MORE.PLEASE !!!!!!!!!

  99. The latest Tamil Diaspora projects beat Star Trek, and the westerner capitals are loving it!

    Big up for the Diaspora!

  100. Timely article exposing the greedy money grabbers of the LTTE abroad. I hope these parasites are exterminated in the future

  101. #95
    It was to get his gold ear stud (kadukkan)………….DBSJ
    ———————————————————
    This is how they got the taste for blood i suppose. Lucky for him he was not Goldfinger.

    One advantage is he can say to the wife he can’t hear her properly anymore. You can always turn a setback into a fortune.
    When you meet people you don’t want to talk to wave your fingers and say me no speak engaleeees

    Poor man! In the village he was called “Kaatharuntha Selliah”………DBSJ

  102. Good article Jeyaraj

    Last year in Feb,march, April the LTTE fund raisers all over the world did a special collection saying the leader wanted some modern arms quickly to fight the army. Lots of people in emotional mood gave money. Millions and millions was collected. not a cent went to vanni as arms.evrything pocketed by the overseas tigers

    Now they are collecting money again for the invasion attack

    Not even a crow will go but the money will be pocketed by these guys here

  103. 50. Diyasena | November 6th, 2010 at 7:47 am
    Very thought provoking article DBSJ. But you have exposed some nasty people, so I fear for you. Do take care.

    ————–

    As a SL Tamil born, and as a gesture of good will, DBS expose and write against nasty Tamil diaspora .

    But, i dont think any one sane would dare to expose nasty Sinhalese.

  104. Dear DBS J,

    Good article even though some facts are twisted.

    I think LTTE is now run by Sri Lankan government intelligence. So, it means Sri Lankan government collecting money illegally from Tamils. It is really major security and safety issue for Tamil Diaspora.. No?

    Should Tamil Diaspora need to inform the new Sri Lankan intelligent threat to their respective country law enforcements?

    Regards,

    Vel

  105. Sir,
    I am always surprised when Tamils want a historic justification for the struggle, 1956 is always the convenient place to start and never any earlier.

    Tamils, though might partly blame the British in a historic analysis, the brutal truth is that, they will take the British rule in SL any day (This is aptly shown by the unashamed dirty linen washing in the parliament green in London while the “sympathetic” British MPs were writhing with anger at the disturbed grass of the green in the hollowed chambers).

    An analysis of the Sri Lankan history over the last 100 years by esteemed scribes such as yourself and renowned historians might show the disproportionate power being held by elite Tamils, pre independence and the marginalisation of the Sinhala (SL Tamils and particularly Indian origin Tamils also) masses that inflamed the political rhetoric in the 50’s and 60’s that led to the short term thinking of the Sinhala polity. If GG had his way we might have ended up with minority rule in SL (akin to apartheid South Africa and Rwanda), then where would the Sinhalese, Muslims and the Indian Tamils be? The Muslims would have been ethnically cleansed (Jaffna and the North of 90’s) and the Indian Tamils will be in India and as for the Sinhalese, I shudder to think what would have happened to them.

    Having mentioned the past, what is Tamil’s vision for the future. That is, apart from raising Mr P and his cohorts from dead, a feat I am afraid to say beyond even the egoistic diaspora.

  106. 103. sjoseph | November 6th, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Tamil Eelam is a lost cause

    —————

    M Karunanidhi was asked 87 questions on his 87th birthday. One question was on his dreams.

    – what was one dream never achieved in your lifetime?
    His reply: Tamil Eelam
    ——————————————————-
    next year when they ask 88 questions, one should be what was his contribution towards trying to achieve his failed dream.

    Another question is isn’t tamil eelam more appropriate in tamilnadu, which is the undisputed womb of the tamils, and if so why is his dream straying far away.

  107. 120. shankar

    Politicians will change colours as per the situation.

    While MK realised his dream has failed, JJ has got the vision: “Eelam is the only solution”

    ———-

  108. Sir,

    No matter how incisive and cogent your arguments are, the pro-LTTE diaspora is too entrenched to see the wood for the trees. It is surprising that they even read your articles. That tells me, what irks them is not the substance but the TRUTH. These pro LTTE diaspora do not get a balanced diet of views. As you are only one of the very few Tamil scribes who do not espouse the pro LTTE view, the numbers are against you Sir.

    There are many of us who read your articles for the excellently crafted content. For those pro LTTE diaspora they can kiss their own posteriors, should make a change as they are so used to kissing Mr P’s. It is sacrosanct it seems in the post Mullivaikal to mention Prabhakaran’s name in vain. A new word will soon evade our vocabulary – Prabhakaram, the study or worship of the dear beloved demi-God. Make sense of that!

    Keep up your excellent work. we cherish your presence among us. Fine son of Sri Lanka.

    Thank you very much Ravy……….DBSJ

  109. # 120. shankar
    Another question is isn’t tamil eelam more appropriate in tamilnadu, which is the undisputed womb of the tamils, and if so why is his dream straying far away.

    ———————-

    MK’s dream for separate country was not succesful in Tamilnadu. Then he shifted gear, as SL Tamils gave fuel for his dream in Srilanka.

    Only at 87, MK has come to realise that his Tamil dream is an utter failure.

  110. 120. shankar

    next year when they ask 88 questions, one should be what was his contribution towards trying to achieve his failed dream.

    Another question is isn’t tamil eelam more appropriate in tamilnadu, which is the undisputed womb of the tamils, and if so why is his dream straying far away.

    ———————————

    Karuna is a person who talks and talks and when it comes to action he fails miserably. During his reign he always compromised the Tamils interests.

    As for your questions

    ;Another question is isn’t tamil eelam more appropriate in tamilnadu, which is the undisputed womb of the tamils, and if so why is his dream straying far away;.

    there is no neccessity for the creation of the Tamil state here in india. Our rights are enshrined in the constitution and we are equal citizens.

    If the same situation obtains in the Sri Lanka then why your people are going to ask for the Eelam.

    ———————-

  111. #124
    there is no neccessity for the creation of the Tamil state here in india
    —————————————————————–

    Then karu should have been dreaming of bringing the same conditions here too as in tamilnadu, instead of having dreams that are different to the ones his having for his own state. first let him start dreaming of a seperate tamilnadu, the hypocritical bastard, before he starts dreaming of eelam. When he seperates we will seperate. He is the dog we are the tail.The tail cant wag the dog, but unfortunately the dog can wag the tail.

    He and the diaspora should have put immense pressure on prabhaharan to change course and direction, because that was the responsible thing to do,but they didn’t. Instead in all probability they were the culprits egging him on for eelam and nothing but eelam.Now they can have their wet dreams.

  112. #53 DBSJ RESPONDS:
    The LTTE was formed on May 5th 1976. The Vaddukkoddai resolution demanding Tamil Eelam was adopted by the TULF on May 14th 1976. I think May 5th precedes May 14th in any calendar.
    ———————————–
    Dog wags the tail or tail wags the Dog?
    Thiraarangan

  113. Dear DBS

    you have written a very pertinent article about pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora clowns and their frivolous antics.

    I was so glad to read it because I have been frustrated and angry at what they have been doing

    I too came across this fund raising for Lanka invasion and was horrified at this colossal hoax

    Very good that you’ve exposed it so boldly and forthrightly

    We the Tamil Diaspora has committed great sins by bankrolling and encouraging the LTTE on this suicidal war.

    It is time to make amends by contributing towards rehabilitation and reconciliation

    Keep up the good work please

  114. It might be right to criticise the Tamil diaspora not to help fellow Tamils back home. But how could they? I would not give even a single euro to the Lankan government. While the Sri Lankan (or I better say Sinhala) Government is busy with colonialising the Tamil areas (especially Jaffna), constructing Buddhist temples wherever they can (why don’t invest this money to help Tamils to resettle?) Tamils are still lingering under the same situation as they always did.

    Whether Tamil Eelam is a lost cause as DBS always claim or not. The Sinhalese style of “democracy” has been an exemplary lost cause a long time ago. A good example was the speech given a few months back by Hon. Sumanthiran (TNA).

    If the cause for Tamil Eelam will be continued in any peaceful and democratic way, I will contribute as much as I can. If called pro Tiger Diaspora that won’t bother me much.

  115. நெஞ்சு பொறுக்குதில்லையே…இந்த நிலை கெட்ட மனிதரை நினந்து விட்டால்… சி. எஸ். ஜெயராமன் வழங்கும் பாரதியார் பாடல்:

    [dewplayer:http://dbsjeyaraj.com/files/NPCSJ.mp3%5D

  116. I am simply dumbfounded….that our people would fall for the antics of the TGTE or any other entity proclaiming to represent the interests of the Tamil people is sad. That they would fall for a nonsense of a story like LTTE’s renaissance is pathetic…just pathetic.

    My two cents. These are attempts to keep the (funds) taps flowing so that a handful of nobodies could live luxuriously off the blood and sweat of hardworking Tamils living abroad. It is all about money and nothing else.

    Just curious why do Tamil shops around the world carry mostly Sri Lanka made products (MD brand in particular)?

  117. [The fact that an idiotic story like this is being circulated so widely and for so long is indeed a cause for concern. This shows that a large number of people are prepared to believe this story and contribute money. If people had raised doubts and refused to contribute the story-tellers would have either stopped spreading it or related a different tale. Since this story continues to be told it can only mean that it is yielding dividends.

    ]

    That’s why long years ago I preceded the words “We Tamils” with ‘STUPID’, and called them Stupid We Tamils or SWETs, for short.

    Another proof that SWETs are living up to their name is the fact that they do not seem to be aware of the 4th promise that has lately been added to the daily prayers of the Sri Lankans….

    ‘KOTIYANWA MARANNAM SARANAN GACHCHAMI’.

    (Killing the Tamil Terrorists GURANTEES me enlightment, both in this life and next)

    Be careful guys…

    ———–

    I think you are insulting Buddhism with this stupid perversion.Are you bunker rat or sewer rat?……..DBSJ

  118. 70 Pooma,

    I agree with you. Lets face it, there is fundraising amongst the gullible diaspora. There is also Human trafficking asking price being ( what it is – I really dont know ) high.
    What if the money is actually used to bring in relatives of LTTE sympathisers to the west?

    Like DBSJ implies in this writing money is collected by ‘Spin’ doctors.

    I would tend to believe that part of this money will be used for Human Trafficking of the favoured and also to line the pockets of those claiming power.

    Little will eventually arrive in the north and east where it is required not only for rehabilitation but for a glorious Tamil renaissance with beautiful cities, education, culture and business. – That does not have to be called Eelam but Sri Lanka

  119. DBS,

    Talking about LTTE rump trying to collect money, last year the hottest rumor in Toronto’s Tamil and Sinhalese communities was how after the war decimated the LTTE in Sri Lanka and destroyed all their records, a few guys in Toronto were sitting on nearly 100 million in dollars, collected from the Canadian Tamils, all in hard cash as the Canadian Banks would not accept LTTE money and due to banning of LTTE activities, electronic money transfer was out. So the story went on to say that, given that the LTTE was no more, all that money would disappear making a few individuals wealthy beyond their dreams. I don’t remember you ever making any comment on this story in your writings. Was this just the over-heated imagination of someone or was there anything in this story?

    I also note that this blog of yours made its way in to Indian media sites this morning. A few of them are quoting you.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Ranjan can you send me the Indian media links to djeyaraj2005@yahoo.com please?

  120. DBS Sir

    Most of the Diaspora understand the problem,
    Government should do more to north and east people than preaching diaspora and blaming them for their own .Government of srilanka received more than 6 billion doollars for north and east. Only spend few millon dollars for north and east.

    I know many diaspara and organization help their own people.Otherwise our people will be 100 time worse than this.

    when LTTE was alive. They blamed LTTE.
    Now Pro LTTE?

    GIVE us a BREAK;
    by the way many of diaspara don’t read your
    column because your unbalanced article SIR

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Of course a lot of help is being done by members of the Diaspora individually and institutionally to our affected people. Each one of us has family,relatives or friends there and must help

    But no LTTE controlled organization or pro-LTTE organization abroad has helped despite having millions of dollars, euros and sterling pounds collected last year.Those running LTTE businesses also havent helped.

    Instead of that the LTTE media abroad is conducting a bitter campaign asking people not to help or send money saying the money would go to the govt. But they are clandestinely collecting money for the so called “invasion attack”.

    That is the point to take note of.

    By the way if you guys are NOT reading my column then how do you opine it is not balanced? Why did you read and comment here?

    Also when someone writes his or her opinion or point of view what “balance” do you expect?

  121. D B
    you are a paid government agent you did not leave any Tamil organization alone well done you will recieve your bonus this christmas you buy a single malt you are an Etapan

    I prefer Johnny Black or Chevas Regal………..DBSJ

  122. It is truely nauseating to read the pro LTTe tamil diaspora comments.

    Keep up your good work DBSJ.

    I feel the pro’LTTe tamils in the west are losing the battle of tale twisting.

  123. After reading this Crap from VokkalaVoli DBS, i know why the Puligal thrashed this fellow some years back. DBS, you are a Thevdiya Pulle working for the RAW Bastards!

  124. Rajkumar Bharathi renders Bharathiyar song:

    [dewplayer:http://dbsjeyaraj.com/files/CMRB.mp3%5D

    All that’s gone is not gonna comeback, bugger – Don’t
    be lookin back at what’s gone and think
    and worry yourself silly to death.
    Don’t remember all that’s past.
    Refine your thoughts, think
    you are born anew today – grab your
    grub, play and enjoy your life.
    All that crap is gone, not gonna come back

    (Translation from) http://asparkoffire.blogspot.com/

    சென்றதினி மீளாது மூடரே! நீர்
    எப்போதும் சென்றதையே சிந்தை செய்து
    கொன்றழிக்கும் கவலையெனும் குழியில் வீழ்ந்து
    குமையாதீர்! சென்றதனைக் குறித்தல் வேண்டாம்.
    இன்றுபுதி தாய்ப்பிறந்தோம் என்று நீவிர்
    எண்ண மதைத் திண்ணமுற இசைத்துக் கொண்டு
    தின்றுவிளை யாடியின்புற் றிருந்து வாழ்வீர்;
    தீமையெலாம் அழிந்துபோம், திரும்பி வாரா.

  125. Dear DBSJ,

    Thanks for the timely article to warn the Tamil Diasporo still foolishly believing in Tamil Ealam as a political solution to the Srilanka’s ethinic conflict.

    It’s high time the Sri Lankan Govt. come up with credible solution to the never ending conflict. This is a golden opportunity to put forward a just and fair setllement based on equal right,equal opportunity and human right.

    Unfortunately, Sri lanka govt. seems to be beleiving in development and recolonisation of north and east with mojority community. The past experince has shown that this strategy didn’t help the ethnic harmony in Sri lanka.

    Why don’t you write a well researched and evidence based article how other countries have over come this type of conflict in other part of the world. We Sri lankan can learn some lessions?

    Please keep up of your good work and all the best. Looking forward to reading the next part of this arcle.

    Best Wishes

  126. Hello DBSJ…

    Thank you for deleteing my post… which told the Tamil Terrorists to be aware of the addition of the 4th Prayer… “Kotiyanwa Marannam Saranan Gachchami” to the prayers of the Sri Lankans…

    It’s OK… but looks like the 4TH PRAYER is POWERFUL AND WILL WORK and you are frightened!

    I just wonder, what is the fear… because Sri Lankans now know that only killing the Tamil Terrorists works like magic.

    Watch this see how we proved that the experts can be wrong… when it comes to Tamil Terrorists.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-VcUmYYeU4&feature=related

    Now go ahead… and delete this as well. But hey… I am your fan!

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Sewer rat posing as bunker rat

    I was away early morning and returned a little while ago. So I did not have time to moderate and release comments in the morning. Hence your comment along with many others were not released. I am in the process of releasing them now.

    Without realising that you are making stupid charges. Besides you seem to be thinking that you are some great Sinhala veeraya and that your explosive post was too powerful for me or readers to digest.

    You stupid arrogant idiot. Your comment and your twisted “saranang” is as obnoxious as some of the comments made by pro-tiger people. You are simply a mirror image of them

    Your posts are released in full simply to expose the fact that there are idiots on either side of the ethnic fence

    You have aptly named yourself rat. you are indeed vermin

    People like you threatening others with death as if you are some brave warrior are miserable cowards.

    You dont have guts to even post under your own name and you talk big.

    In my experience I have found that real soldiers or guerillas who actually fought each other on the battlefield never boast or crow about killing.

    The ones who do like you are people who fart loudly like you and then think you have fired at the enemy

  127. As the learned Ivor Jennings feared – a fear Tamil leaders of the calibre of GGP, SJVC,
    S. Nadesan and others shared in the pre-independence days – when the time comes for the local elites to take over the Tamils will get pushed out in that struggle to share resourcese. It was, therefore, inevitable for the visionary Tamil leaders of their time to think of the future of their people. Weaned, as they were, of British culture, customs and norms they began the quest by dialogue and discussion. While there were many leaders in the Sinhala side willing to listen, there were others within who suffered a congenital Tamil bias. GGP’s 50/50 would have saved the country and yet allowed the dominant Buddhist Sinhalese to dominate with 50% of the seats.
    But they villified GGP – the cabal being a powerful set of Lawyers jealous of GGPs
    practise – and demonised him in the eyes of the Sinhalese. The message was “here is a Tamil leader, though entitled to less than
    20% of seats in Parliament – has the audacity to ask for 50% of the seats. This prejudice was so deep and far-fetched even the culture halls of Colombo 7 saw the talented Actor-Director ECB Wijesinghe rubbishing the proposal with his play of the same name. SJV/GGP then continued the dialogue, undaunted, with SWRD and his divided Cabinet. But the latter was a prisoner of a mental form of nationalism then (that eventually had him shot dead in cold blood in the presence of his wife and children by a Buddhist priest in a conspiracy hatched in a temple by a whisky-drinking womanising high priest – the reason being a shipping/business deal)

    The Tamil leaders of then and in the subsequent period found the Sinhalese side hijacked by hardliners and, therefore, pleaded for Tamil majority rule in their areas (that was subsequently yielded after much bloodshed and the disgrace of the arrival of the foreign army in 1987) Many comments in this page, the mental make-up of Army Chief Sarath Fonseka during the 200-2009 period, reflecting the thinking of the more influential sections of the Cabinet, and the current ground situation is to forcibly condemn the Tamils of the NEP into a voiceless minority by a crude demographic change. That project is on high gear now with Viharas, Sinhala Schools/Settlements springig up super fast. The neutral eye wonders why when the govt pleads lack of funds for the restoration of Hindu temples and Christian churches bombed out by the war one sees the sudden springing up of gleaming new Viharas?

    What GGP/SJVC and those who succeeded them
    worked out was the OBJECTIVE for the Tamils in their traditional and ancient homelands for the right to rule themselves in their own regions interrupted by the arrival of the Portugese in the early 17th century. They are, however, still agreeable to the British-imposed union of the Tamil NEP, the Kandyan Areas and the Pahatha Rata. As late as last week, senior Tamil leader Mr. R. Sambanthan reiterated the willingness of the Tamils to live in an undivided Sri Lanka. While the objective remains constant what we have seen from 1976 is the MEANS to gain that objective. Satyagraha of 1956-58 was one that was shattered along with the heads of some of the Tamil Parliamentarians at Galle Face during SWRD’s premiership. The PM SWRD himself to mock at some Tamil MPs entering the House (“the red badge of courage”?) in blood-soaked bandages. That Tamil blood, sadly, continues to flow to this day.

    The Objective remains while the players-means and those who hanlde the means have changed. VP’s path was just one although all Tamils did not agree with that path. My reading of the Tamil diaspora is not that they want to assist in an ” invasion” of the Island – which will be nothing short of madness in today’s world. But there is no doubt they certainly want justice and freedom for their people in the Island – now held illegally, many missing without trace and the Govt simply ignoring the call for evidence of their being alive. Of those released from IDP camps they are left to live in the open – under trees and so on. The family structure is deliberately and by design broken, it is alleged, so that the chances of resistance are minimised. The HSZ land, that produced over 80% of the food needs of the Tamil community, it is said is denied as a means of keeping the Tamil people dependent on the Govt for their very daily food requirements. Yes! there is some development work, some infra-structure efforts etc but far, far too short of actual needs. And far less in terms of the funds received for the very purpose from overseas donors in a labyrinth where no one knows how much is received, how much disbrued, to whom and how. That goes as governance today. How much can the Govt claim of having “assisted our Tamil people” in the last 17 months. In various ways – like the recent attack in the Jaffna Library – Tamils are reminded this is Sinhala land – and they – the defected people – must behave. Such indignity, I am afraid, no Tamil will accept without resistance. So pleae don’t go about blaming the diaspora, the West, Eric Solheim and everybody else for our problems. They are all
    native-made and need home-growh solutions. Until this is seriously and urgently addressed we will continue to reap the wind.

    President Rajapakse has spoken of the latter for years now. Still there continues a serious disconnect between assurance-rhetoric and performance. One can only hope after his 2nd swearing in the next fortnight
    Sri Lanka will enter a period of peace and tranquility.

    I state my views only in the hope of peace and unity to visit us soon – and not with intent to pour scorn on any individual or section.

    ISS

  128. Great, You exposing all sides. When you going to write about Sinhala king veerayah Mahinda rajapakses two face politics.

    Written so many times. go read……..DBSJ

  129. Ven. Mandawala Hamuduruwo,

    Venerable Sir::

    (62#) You are far wise and intellectually mature enough to know Madam Imelda, GA/Jaffna- would have probably died by an “accident” if she told the LLTC different to what she is reported to have. Her credibility is just as sound when she told a group of visiting foreign Parliamentarians that all lands taken under the HSZ have been released. Senior MP Mavai Senathirajah, whose own house he is denied access to for many years despite of his going before the Supreme Court, swears this woman is no sister of Arichandran of the Hindu tradition for truth/honesy. Poor woman – she has a job to protect and probably a family that lives on her income. You should know by now, Ven Sir, this is the plight to which our Civil Servants are condemned to.

    19/5/09 events are now part of history. No wishful thinking or white-washing is going to change that equation now.

    ISS

  130. Comment 141,

    If I may borrow from that learned, visionary and pragmatic Tamil writer, Dr Rajasingham Narendran Sinhalese do not have that inferiority complex of being the disadvantaged majority anymore..

    It took nearly half a century to cultivate and achieve this confidence and It was was no easy task .

    SWRD was the engineer who cleared the path and a protege of him has finally delivered the goods.

    While the Sinhalese progressed nicely. the fellow Srilankan Tamils were driven backwards by the Separatist out fit of Eelaam.

    All well off, well to do used the opportunity to migrate en mass leaving behind the not so well off , the poor and the vulnerable to win the Eelaam.

    Some well off took refuge in Colombo avoiding themselves the poverty, the hardships and the suffering.

    Now that the country is peaceful and marching towards prosperity they are coming out of the woods asking for separate rule for them.

    When VP introduced sepaarte rule even the Tamil speaking Muslims were kicked out.

    Do we need to re visit similar scenarios in the future?

    What is wrong with having multi ethnic and multi cultural regions?like every where else.?

  131. 131 Bunker Rat,

    Dont forget Tigers as well as the JVP who rebelled against the govt are all sons of Sri Lanka.. IN OUR perspective they did wrong, in their perspective they fought for what they thought was right.

    You along with others who write with ‘venom’ in this blog MUST understand that no armed group one won or lost in this war. Only the Innocent both in the North and South suffered.

    Lets not go back up that road.

  132. There won’t be any violent armed struggle for Tamil cause without India’s backing. That’ll only come when there’s a chinese naval base in Hambantonta.

    So, we may have to wait for a few more years for the Indian intelligence to give the go-ahead.

    Till then, we can keep yours purses shut and don’t fall for the fakes.

  133. Comment 143,

    Even a cleaner in Toronto earns more bucks than a GA in Srilanka.

    If Mrs Imelda ?? wants to earn a living and look after her kiddies she could have easily done that as hundreds of thousands of he rpeople do in the West.

    alll she has to do is pop in to any HC on her frequent visits to Colombo and ask for a refugee Visa.

    Canada, which is on the verge of granting refugee status to a rich gem merchant , a Tamil, Muslim ( A new mutation perhaps) who fronted at the border counter with a brief case full of US$ 65,000 according to the Toronto Sun, would send the papers by priority paid DHL if Mrs Imelda makes a request.

    Here is a woman who stayed with her flock during the worst times and looked after them the best possible way she could.

    She evenm,ade statements to protect the innocents during the heavy fighting in the vicinity of her offices and other public places.

    Surely there must be some valid reasons to her account despite the venomous accusations of these posters.

  134. 125. shankar

    Instead in all probability they were the culprits egging him on for eelam

    ———————–

    Eelam project is the baby of your own people. It happened due to sinhala only, jaffna library burning, standardization, many riots etc.

    They were only giving moral support to the cause.

    Instead of preaching the MK and the main land Tamils you can also preach the sinhalese to behave not as beasts but as humans.

    Don’t put all the blame here.

    ———————

    146. jcnars

    There won’t be any violent armed struggle for Tamil cause without India’s backing. That’ll only come when there’s a chinese naval base in Hambantonta.

    So, we may have to wait for a few more years for the Indian intelligence to give the go-ahead.

    —————————–

    Yes you are right. As long as the Sri Lanka is able to manage the relations with China and India in an even manner it will be okay.

    During the cold war period the Sri Lanka played the US card and paid dearly for it.

    Now they are playing China card.

    I don’t think India can sit behind and watch this drama or tamasha going on in its neighborhood.

    VP was propped along with other militant organizations only to keep JR in his place.

    India never had any idea of creating a separate country for the tamils there.

    While other militants simply obeyed the directions of the India, VP had the guts to stand for his cause and almost achieved his goals at least for some time.

    The Sinhalese leadership is now committing the same mistake as they had done during the cold war era.

    Let us wait and see what happens.

    ———————————-

    62. Mandawala Hamuduruvo

    Being a regular reader of your News service, I am a little puzzled when you did not give any publicity to the evidence submitted by the ex-Govt agent of Mullaitiv who said that “no white flag bearer was shot by the SR army and insted they protected them!”

    ——————————

    Sir are you a Budhist monk as ISS had said. If it is true then what you doing in this blog. You and people like you are the real sewer rats.

    You want us all to believe the words of the govt in regard to the white flag waving incident.

    If an honest enquiry is conducted as to the reason why there was this much of blood shed in your country, then the world will come to know how much of it was due to the monks like you.

    Go do some meditation to attain nirvana or think of ways and means to kill and marginalize more tamils. May be it would also give nirvana to you.

  135. //#53. Pretheepan | November 6th, 2010 at 7:55 am//

    Very good respond DBSJ as usual spot on.

    I do not know when these people are going to realise that…

    ஹிட்லரை ஜெர்மன் மக்கள் உயர்த்திய அளவுக்கு, ஜெர்மன் மக்களை ஹிட்லர் உயர்த்தவில்லை’

    Partheepan like people it is worth watching the movie “Down Fall” and educate himself.

  136. Eelam will remain a state of mind for the Tamils
    Tiger resurgence will continue to be a nightmare for the SL state.

    An acceptable political solution may eclipse the above. But will the south ever do justice to north….or will the nightmare become a reality?

  137. #149 Kumar

    In other words
    LTTE ஜ தமிழ் மக்கள் உயர்திய அளவுக்கு LTTE தமிழ் மக்கள்ளை உயர்தவில்லை.

    That is true mate.

  138. 148. Mahesh | November 7th, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    125. shankar

    Instead in all probability they were the culprits egging him on for eelam

    ———————–

    Eelam project is the baby of your own people. It happened due to sinhala only, jaffna library burning, standardization, many riots etc.

    They were only giving moral support to the cause.

    Instead of preaching the MK and the main land Tamils you can also preach the sinhalese to behave not as beasts but as humans.

    Don’t put all the blame here.

    ————————————————————–

    Eelam project started before the jaffna library burning or 1977, 1983 riots.You ask for devolution, the other fellow doesn’t want to give it and behaves badly towards you, so you ask for something more, seperation.So he has not given seperation, and bitterly fought you for 25 years. So now what are you going to ask for?Using the earlier criteria, it has to be something more no? Some part of his traditional homeland for bigger eelam? Reminds me of what Lord Bhuddha said, craving is the cause of suffering.

    MGR gave much more than moral support. As for karu i don’t think he gave any support at all other than with the mouth. That why i’am surprised that he had a dream of eelam, unless he has been misquoted. How to preach to a 87 year old man. He should have been doing all the preaching, told prabha “thamby just like you i at one time wanted my own country, but now i’am very satisfied with my lot. You also ,now that chandrika has offered federalism take it”.
    You missed my point. I don’t want to preach to him. I just want him to stop dreaming about us, especially when he has one dream for tamilnadu and different one for us.

    As for sinhalese behaving like beasts, a small proportion did behave shockingly, but not like beasts. Animals are not as bad as people try to make out. .Cruelty among people and against animals is much more than cruelty among animals and against humans.A small proportion of tamils also behaved the same way. Can you judge the entire people by this small percentage.
    After 1983, even with killings done by LTTE, the sinhalese did not go on a revenge spree. I agree there have been tamil civilian casualties during the 25 year war, but the behaviour of the IPKF during the short time they were here was much worse. What do you say to your own beasts. Why don’t you preach to them.
    I did not only blame karu. I also blamed the diaspora. If the diaspora threatened to withhold funds unless they have a say in decision making, then prabha might have sat up and taken notice. Sad for the tamils that they missed that opportunity.Opportunities for a settlement for intractable long running problems don’t come often, and when they do they must be grabbed with both hands.

  139. #147 Godzilla

    I fully agree with you.
    I fully agree with you.
    Few commentators are trying to sling mud on Jaffna GA Mrs Imelda. She is a devoted public servant and if she wanted, she could have left the country a long time back. It should be noted that she is a widely travelled lady but wanted to serve the poor Tamil people for nothing else but on the principal. She stayed on the ground and she knows the truth. What she has told the committee is that no innocent Tamils carrying white flag were shot. LTTE leaders were not included in the innocent Tamils.

  140. 11 Godzilla

    Godzila is right when he say that SL society should be careful of other elements other than the LTTE.
    Poverty is the main problem in SL. No matter who you are , whether Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher or Malay when one is poor hopelessness sets in and easily led for all sorts of rebel activity. I remember in 1971, although I was not very poor, as a young man, I sympathised with the JVP. I was not a member, but when I saw those dead bodies floating in the Kelani river
    and Southern beaches I was very very upset. Thank god I did not join JVP. Those dead bodies belonged to non other than Sinhala youth. If they were some other ethnic group, lot of people would have pointed the finger at SL Govt. accusing them of ethnic cleansing.

    No matter how popular MR & co, at present, in about 10 to 15 years time people will forget the LTTE war and the new generation will start hating MR & co. unless the gap between the haves and havenots is narrowed.

    In that case God help Sri Lanka.
    I don’t know whether I will be around to see that day. In 1971 had I joined the JVP my body would have been found in the Southern Beach, but by a twist of fate I am still around, but I don’t know whether I will be there to see the
    next uprising in SL, because I am too old now.
    To answer the question raised by DBSJ, I am sure there will be an uprising in SL, albeit non-ethnic,

    God bless Sri Lanka.

  141. DBSJ-“This Columnist firmly believes that Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman are no more and that the bulk of the LTTE has been destroyed. ”

    Ayyo, Andavaney, why do you write such diabolical lies. Don’t you know that according to Diasspora propoganda ministry the Super Supreme Sun God (TM) will soon be resurrected (probably in time for X-Mas) and he will launch operation unceassing farts (TM). This magical operation will chase the chingalams and the musallmans all the way back to mavil aru and the North and East will be become a tamizh only dreamland.
    All super smart diassporans must conduct Big Mac hunger strikes to load up on the gas to support operation unceassing farts (TM).

    Seriously who cares what a bunch of diasspora refugees think. End of the day Sri-lankans living in Sri-Lanka will decide on our future….
    P.S instead of being cowards who fund terrorists why don’t you diassporans contribute your foreign educated/illegal immigrant daughters and sons to the magical invasion army? why do you expect eastern tamizhs to blow themselves and innocant civilians up to satisfy your greed for a tamizh only land?

  142. ·148. Mahesh// VP had the guts to stand for his cause and almost achieved his goals at least for some time.

     Excellent analogy my dear friend. He helped Singhalese leadership by MR. achieved to get thousands of his people killed,. Achived to give tamils a label of ruthless people. Setup global network of tamil crooks. Got moderate singhalese to hate tamils who before were sympathatic to their cause. made them desitute like stray dogs …..do you want more 

  143. Hi DBS Jeyaraj

    Your are brilliant courageous journalist whom I have come to admire over the years. This article is well written and is most appropriate. The tiger diaspora funded the war and brought Tamils to ruin.Now they are trying to either launch a dooomed invasion or simply pocket the money

  144. #103 ,120,121
    T.R Balu took part in the all party LLR mission to Kashmir
    The Kashmir militant ask for the UN involvement in the Kashmir issue.
    In our case
    Even though many many committed people passed away without seeing any good omen
    Their demise contributed for the uplifting of our freedom struggle to the international concern.
    The existing people including the Kalainger are fortunate at least to witness
    The Joint statement issued by MR and UN secretary General on War crime and accountability issue.
    An Eelam citizen

  145. Thanks DBSJ: Very good article, thanks to bring out what has been going on in their neck of the wood.

    Hard to give up the lucrative venture, so long as the emotional/scared lots go behind these mad dogs, they will pull a rabbit out of hat and put a somersault to keep the flock of sheep excited. How this lot has to think to get to the reality is if not by the supreme who was worshiped in par with or next to God Muruga, how this Nediyon or tour guide Podiyon could do. Whenever he finds his purse ran out of bucks, he is going to find a trick. Would not surprise if Vanankamudi No: 02 sets sail.

    I liked the following -“These officials feel that such democratic activity could wean emotional members of the Diaspora away from potential violence.” Violence-breaking the glasses of a SL high commission?.

    Keep up the good work.

  146. “Tiger resurgence will continue to be a nightmare for the SL state.”

    Bring it on. This time the Tamils will be wiped out permanently.

  147. 148. Mahesh

    Go do some meditation to attain nirvana or think of ways and means to kill and marginalize more tamils. May be it would also give nirvana to you
    ————————————————————–

    I did not realize that Buddhist prists are banned from this blog.

    Thank god that many Indians (at least the ones I meet and work with) are not one track minded as you are.

  148. who said that “no white flag bearer was shot by the SR army and insted they protected them!”

    Even if the lady is telling the truth she couldn’t be everywhere at the same time, and indeed I doubt she was at the front line.

    The killing of those who had arranged their surrender through Solheim and with the Presidents agreement is not going to go away, not even in fifty years; it’s too well documented. In other places soldiers surrendering were taken into custody; I presume there was at least one regiment that for some reason chose to completely ignore the rules of war.

  149. isn’t it enough to suffer innocent Tamils who really faced the war in sri lanka? look at them. it is easy for you living abroad to say. Specially Tamil low cast Catholics. Stop troubling the high cast but poor Tamils. In the end , prabha is a low cast catholic Tamil. That is the truth. face it.
    There is a different between Rajini kanth & Padmasri Kamalason. You all know it.You can even see it between the films,Quality,There audience.Same as that, there is a very good difference between a good hindu & a radave stiyl people.

  150. கடந்த 30 வருட காலப் போராட்டத்தின் தோல்வியின் விளைவாக இன்று ஈழத்தில் நடைப்பிணங்களாக அலையும் கொஞ்ச நஞ்ச தமிழர்களையும் அவர்தம் குரல்வளையை கடித்தேனும் நிஜப் பிணங்களாக ஆக்காமல் ஓயமாட்டோம் என்று உறுதி எடுத்திருப்பார்கள் போலும் இந்த புலத்துத் தமிழர்கள் சிலர் ….????

    நெஞ்சு பொறுக்குதில்லையே இந்த நீசரையும் – நம்மில் சிலர்
    தமிழ் உணர்வாளர்கள் என்று விழிப்பதைப் பார்த்து

    புரட்சி செய்ய நினைக்கும் புலம் பெயர் தமிழ் உணர்வாளர்களே.!!!, உண்மையில் உங்களுக்கும் தமிழ் உணர்வு என்று ஒன்று இருந்தால் அங்குள்ள உங்கள் உறவுகளுக்கு ஒருநேர உணவு கிடைக்க முடிந்தால் வழி செய்யுங்கள்

  151. Dear Jeyaraj

    I was at a party recently where all guests were Tamils. One of the guests a medical doctor known to most of us present came up to a few of us ladies with his glass in hand and said I want to tell you all about an important matter

    Then he went on to tell us that VP and PA are in Eritrea with more than a 1000 tigers and that they had escaped on May 14th 2009

    He also said that nearly 10,000 tiges are being trained in five different places for a secret invasion attack to be launched in Northern province of Sri Lanka

    He said that India was backing this plan to teach Mahinda govt a lesson because Colombo was getting too close to China

    He said that when India gives the green light the invasion will take place

    Then he said we need money for this project and wanted each of us to pledge at least 1000 dollars each

    One elderly lady in our group said” I gave 5000 dollars last year April to buy arms to stop the Singala army. Nothing happened and I dont know what happened to the money. Why should I give money again for this?’

    I then asked if Praba is alive why cant he issue a DVD or video to show it is true?

    Then the doctor got annoyed and said you women (penduhal) wont understand this deep politics and walked away in a huff

    I was reminded of this incident when I read your article and wanted to share this with all readers

    You are doing a great job Jeyaraj, Please continue with the good work and make our people realise the painful truth

  152. (147#) If you want to call several lakhs of fleeing Tamils liars, enjoy your dream. Many in the higher levels at the UN know what happened on 19/5/09. LTTE beasts shot their own people – is known. GA Ms Imelda confirms this, which is only half the story from her.

    Mavai is living. And he has called her a liar.
    So where is the credibility you claim? Also, don’t go about the belief foreign embassies are open houses for each and every refugee-claimant. I know a personal friend – a former Chief Justice of impeccable repute – who got hell from a foreign Embassy for years before he was given a visa. The man died a few years ago overseas.

    ISS

  153. It was to get his gold ear stud (kadukkan)………….DBSJ ,like wise this war was used by LTTE to get gold bar/coin/jewels from our people. Now the LTTE showed the postarior to our people and gone. Whare is all that gold?give it back to the people you LTTE robbers!

  154. DBS

    whatever you may say the time will come when our brave fighters will successfully invade Sri Lanka, annihilate the occupation army and liberate our beloved homeland

    Wait and see!

    Meantime let’s watch “waiting for Godot”…………DBSJ

  155. 155. I have told the same thing to my dispora friends. Go back with your kids and fight in SL. Dont contribute funds for poor to die. Recently I asked my Tamil friends in the west to go to vanni and do some reconstruction works as well as to visit our old haunts in Jaffna. The men refused while some of their wives agreed! They dont want to help their people and some how put themselves to risk and loose the comfortable life in the west. here I am a singhalese who has not forgotten the people who looked after me years back with kindness trying to repay the debt.

    165:- I have someTamil doctor friends who are still strong pro LTTE. Many of them have been educated in some very good schools in SL and passed out from SL Uni. But I am glad that non of them are from St Thomas’. I thought these people can think better but I greatly value their friendship and therefore keep mum.

  156. Dear Mr. D B S Jeyaraj,
    I just read a news article that Mrs. Parvathy Ammal yearns to see her family. I understand from the news article tha she is 82 years of age and that she lost a her husband early this year and that she is triggling with accepting her loss her devoted husband. The reason I write to you is because I somehow feel that you have the connections to make this wish of Ms. Parvathy Ammal come true even if it is only two family members that can make this long journey from overseas. It may be a matter of costs, not safety because that can be requested from the Govt. of Sri Lanka and arranged swiftly by you or through your connections as an unbiased respected journalist. If cost is what is holding her close family back from seeing her and fulfilling her a wish there will be more than adequate support if a call is made/ There is no reason for her family to be ashamed or feel responsible for a brothers idealogy. It is time for them to respond to a mother’s call. I write this with the utmost respect to all concerned and I hope that this is not viewed in any other way that a request to fulfill a mother’s wish and yearning to see her loved ones. -Respectfully yours, Noel

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thanks for your offer but I think the children do not want to go there at the moment. The Govt had already offered “safe “passage” for the children to come to Sri Lanka when his father Mr.Velipillai passed away but they did not want to accept it

    Even now that offer is “open” and all that they need to do is either to get the TNA or diplomats from Canada or Scandinavia to contact the govt and address their safety concerns officially and then travel to Lanka

    But the children for their own reasons do not want to go there. I hear arangements are being made for some of the grandchildren to go.

    Let’s wait and see

  157. “India never had an idea of creating a separate country for Tamils there” —-184— Mahesh

    I think you ought to learn about the politics in your neck of the woods before preaching to us.

    Your petty minded ex PM the late Mrs Gandhi created the monster for she had this inferiority complex against JR and thought JR would make Srilanka a power base in the region with the help of the US..

    She little realized that VP’s and his backers bigger agenda was a World Eelaam to accommodate the 100 Million plus populace who do not have a country to call their own.

    Isn’t it obvious that the easiest way is to convert Tamil Nadu which already has 80 percent of this population?

    It took a while for the son to realize the folly of the mother and cost his life trying to rectify it.

    Seemans and Vaikos who have a strong following in Tamil Nadu after the demise of VP, and the Diaspora funds stashed away in Foreign lands are still a threat to India more than Srilanka.

    So Srilankans would n’t be loosing any sleep about India sending another VP with all the balls and whistles.

    They may align with our loser opposition groups in the future to cause problems , But that is only a slight possibility in the distant future ,for the current leaders in India under Dr Singh are far more intelligent , visionary and most of all sensible than Indira Gandhi.

  158. 170 : Noel Goonesekara

    Here is the link to this article about VP’s mother.

    http://expressbuzz.com/world/prabhakaran%E2%80%99s-mother-yearns-for-visit-by-family/221208.html

    What I found really interesting is this part:

    “Parvathy is now able to sit up, and talk a little to visitors and others in the general ward at the hospital. She is essentially on a liquid diet of fruit juices, soups and milk. The 82-year-old is quite an attraction for visitors from south Sri Lanka – about 10,000 of whom come to Jaffna district every weekend.
    “Most of those who troop in to see her are Sinhalese. Some of them give her gifts of fruits and other eatables. Some even touch her feet in reverence. The hospital distributes these gifts among the poor patients,” Sivajilingam said.”

    I have no doubt that what is said here is true. We Sinhalese are a strange lot indeed.

  159. 143. Ilaya Seran Senguttuvan,

    Dear Mr Senguttuvan,

    I have noticed that your interventions are very well-balanced and humain. I understand what you say. I respect you and your ideas.
    I am really worried about our suffering innocent Tamil relations. Before the war, during the war and after the war many of them suffered. And still suffer. The Rich Diaspora has to see this and they can help them instead of going to create dreamlands with pseudo “prime ministers and ministers” If each of these people can construct several houses for our suffering parents, and children, how great it would be!
    LTTE was not kind to these people who were herded like animals and when they wanted to get out of the LTTE clutches, the latter shot them!
    Our world is changing and changed! Violence only begets violence! And the WEST which is advocating us HR never respected, never respect HR! They NEVER HELP you to obtain your EElam! They want LTTE type organisations in order to control countries like ours. As long as our Tamil brothern do not understand this, they cannot get rid of this dream! We know what they did to Ex-Yugoslavia, to Iraq and Afghanistan!
    They have no any moral RIGHTS to advice countries like ours because their hands are full of blood.
    Our Tamil Brothern in Abroad, please help your and my children, parents suffering in the north and east! They need your help. Please do not think to be heads of a dream state, at the expense of these innocent people. When I see suffering children there in photos, my heart cries, my eyes get wet! Among you there are very capable and rich people, please help them!

  160. Comment 166—-

    Your other ex CJ mate wouldn’t have a problem. Would he ?

    MS Imenda is a woman who has sacrificed a luxury life in a Toronto suburb ,earning a comfortable living and sending her kiddies to a good school, to be with her people who are the poor, the destitute and the vulnerable and perhaps lower castes .

    Your are questioning her credibility because an ex Tiger said she is a liar .

    People like you who seem to be well connected well educated must use logical reasoning instead of making ridiculous allegations against others.

    Beside the commentator who acknowledged this womans efforts,I am sure there are many others here who would agree that she has no reason to lie just to keep the job.

  161. #171-godzilla

    Your petty minded ex PM the late Mrs Gandhi created the monster for she had this inferiority complex against JR and thought JR would make Srilanka a power base in the region with the help of the US..
    ———————————————————-
    Rubbish. India coundn’t care a fart about srilankas so called potential to become a threat to it. Even now it doesn’t nothwithstanding some srilankans thinking because of the china factor they can become a thorn in its side. It’s all overblown rubbish. At best srilanka is just a wart for india.

    It is more worried that the stupidity here could lead to a breakaway tamilnadu in future. So far srilanka has seen only the carrot, but if it tries to get really smart then it will get the stick one day. The experiended mahinda who has enough common sense will not let that happen. The arrogant and loony JR was a different kettle of fish. The july 83 riots and the disrespect with which he treated Indira thinking he had the US on his side, was the reason she helped in creating the LTTE.

    Don’t blame others for the follies of our stupid leaders. We must be thankful she did not invade the country as her original plan, but decided to arm tamil groups when her people advised against an invasion.

    I do not agree with her decision, and thats why god punished her, but the root cause of the problem was our thuggish and arrogant behaviour.

    I agree with you that singh is a very decent man and will tolerate a lot, but there is a line you cannot cross where india is concerned. Geographically just like taiwan is to china , srilanka is to india. If the US crosses the line where taiwan is concerned war will break out between US and china. If Srilanka crosses the line it will be invaded in double quick time and china will do nothing about it. There is an unwritten rule among the big players, no mucking around in their backyards that is why the soviet union had to take their missiles out of cuba.

    The west does not care about srilanka because it is far away from them. The diaspora tamils who are clinging onto them thinking they will overide india are still dreaming.

  162. Mahesh,

    soon India will have no say when the tamil moderators and the sinhala majority comes together.

    Shankar,s comments are hitting hard on true facts.

    India never wanted SL or any other neighbour to be stable or prosper more than them.

    Mahesh no more crocodile tears for tamils… the truth is out at last and both the tamils and sinhalese are together now.
    In unity we will stand and this nation be shelter to all of us.

    We will sort our disputes no outsiders should poke in their nose !! tamil diaspora will become a nuices to the adopted countries with this shameful behavior. There won;t be any more space for twiting tales.

    This blog had bought many to understand each others point of view. Although many politicians fail in their responsibility we common people will live with less tension towards each other.

  163. 175 Shankar
    You say that if SL try to be too smart, India will invade SL in double quick time.

    Well, well, well so India is a bully. Right ?. Bullying the small countries in the region. Why don’t you retaliate against Pakistan, when they are openly supporting the
    terrorists who attack India ( like Bobmay). ?.
    Are you scared ?. But eveready to push around a small
    country.

  164. Hi DBS anna

    my husband and I were listening to a phone in chat show on Tamil radio. Most of people who spoke were talking about your article and scolding you as a throhi traitor and agent and all sorts of nasty things. some wanted you to be permanently stopped from writing.Others called you a poisonous weed to be plucked out immediately to safeguard the freedom plant

    It was easy to see that it was orchestrated program. Also most of the talkers had not even read your article> i doubt whether they could have understood it too

    Obviously the LTTE fund raisers are angry with you for exposing them and are trying to threaten you and scare you and also incite hatred and violence against you

    My husband who is a man of few words after listening said “DBS Jeyaraj is a very brave and honest man to keep on writing the truth in spite of all the violence done to him in the past and the intimidation going on now”

    I agee with him wholeheartedly

    God bless you Anna and please take care

    Thank you Rahavi and your husband too……….DBSJ

  165. I am closely working with Tamils in North. If LTTE is going to start their war again not only Sri Lankan Armed forces fight against them Tamils also armed and destroy this bloody LTTE.

    Please go and see how happly our people living with Armed forces in North. I am really happy they are lucky to have Gen.Kamal Gunaratna for their safe guard.He is doing marvalous help for our people.

    LTTE never step in to our land again.

  166. Ven. Mandawala Hamuduruwo

    Please permit me, Venerable Sir, to respond to your comments (#173). I am happy as a man of religion you feel for the Tamils (‘worried about suffering Tamils” as you kindly emphasise) on whom so much suffering has been inflicted on – then, now – and I fear by the shape of events around us today – in the future as well. I wish to strengthen your hands in whatever way I can to bring solace to these people and help bring in real peace and happiness to all Lankans.

    I am afraid your goodeself, Ape Hanuduruni, simultaneosuly overestimate the wealth of the diaspora Tamils and grossly underestimate what they have done to their people from afar for so long. In my visits to many cities in Europe and North Amerca I see the vast number of them struggling to keep their home fires burning – some do more than one job leaving home in the bitter coldaround
    6am and returning after midnight. Yes, there are a few successful among them as in all communities but they are lawful, responsible and decent Lankans at heart irrespective of the passport they hold. You may have noticed Govts from the time of CBK have been trying to entice the diaspora to get more involved in the country – and they certainly have obliged. But I fear a weak structure in our overseas missions – manned more by relatives and the unfit- have failed the country in ousting the more professional and efficient career diplomats. Diaspora Tamils arriving at Katunayake being taken in and mission,
    harmed by goons of Govt Ministers in the NEP have not stopped. They seem to have increased. Billions invested by diaspora Tamils in the real-estate market in Colombo
    have been “robbed” by political crooks with high connections are all negatives that we see around that is allowed to continue in a culture of impunity.

    While I have my own scepticsm on the role what the TNGTE can play in the future, once more I blame the failure of our diplomacy to engage them before they announced this Govt in Exile. It is still not too late to bring them around
    instead of puring scorn on their leadership..

    You ask why the diaspora is not helping their people. To begin with, this, Sir, is the task of the State is what we and many foreign governments point out, , Ven. Sir. And the other point you and the more concerned members of the Buddhist clergy and its heirarchy must address is to find out how much of the very large sums sent to help the IDPs have really reached the target. These huge sums came from donor bodies, Govts and other. It is an open secret much of these funds have been “stolen” by the politically powerful. I do not have to remind you keeping innocent Tamils in the Camps, even today, is a big business to those who hold them. While there are certainly good officials in the line- many are not. It is troubling to learn 80% of the food that was produced in the days of peace in the North are now lands confiscated under the HSZ – inspite of the Supreme Court being inclined to release these. Is there a campaign to use “famine” as an instrument to break the Tamils – as suggested by a leading former senior govt servant and ex-diplonmat who writes to the press regulary? We clearly live among
    animals, Hamduruni.

    Contradicting your charge the diaspora has not done much is what the Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon Gamini Wickramasinghe had tosay recently where he said his bank alone received over Rs.500 billion in a few months immediately afterMay 09 – Apey Hanudurni, That every single bank worth its name have “invaded” the North speaks for itself. Surely, Sir, they are not there for reasons altruistic. They are there to get a piece of the action in the flowing cash from the diaspora. The latter, in a large measure, appeas to be the only section that seems to care for these living dead to whom the Tamils in the North are merely pawns in their chess board of local and global political inter-play..

    I am afraid, Sir, your complaints against those helpful Western countries are as untrue as your comments I have something to do with the TNGTE, the LTTE and so on.
    My comments in these columns alone earlier would have helped you to remove this fallacy from your mind. Though I suffered immensely in July 83 and lost most of my wealth I lost then. Even the compensation that was ordered to be given to me was stymied by State banks on trivia is something that is known to the highest in the land. But officialdom had its way to fool them – something that may come out later in the duye fora,

    Yet, I am deeply engaged in bringing the Tamil and Sinhala people – both of whom mean very much to me – together because I feel it is the vagaries and the evil nature of our politics that brought our people to their throats in the last many decades. It is the challenge before all of us to restore the early tranquil Status Quo, methinks.

    With respects, Sir.
    ISS

  167. 161. Ranjan,Toronto

    I did not realize that Buddhist prists are banned from this blog.

    Thank god that many Indians (at least the ones I meet and work with) are not one track minded as you are.

    —————————————-

    What I meant was that he should be concentrating on doing meditation to attain nirvana. Why these Budhist priests are engaging in politics or commenting on it.

    Mixing religion with politics is dangerous and it is the main reason for the trouble in your island.

    When they indulge in politics they also invite the reactions. They should be brave to face it. If not then let them not talk politics.

    Why are you talking as though I am the only one with one tract of mind as though all of you are of sane mind.

    then why did the sinhala clergy protest against the various pacts and also kill Banda.

    When they indulge in politics they must be men enough to face the criticism.

    —————————————–

    156. Gavin

    Excellent analogy my dear friend. He helped Singhalese leadership by MR. achieved to get thousands of his people killed,. Achived to give tamils a label of ruthless people. Setup global network of tamil crooks. Got moderate singhalese to hate tamils who before were sympathatic to their cause. made them desitute like stray dogs …..do you want more

    ————————————-

    History is written by the victors. Yes VP lost the war and it is a serious set back to the cause. It has affected the life and limb of the Tamils there. No doubt. But the fact is he ruled parts of your island for some years. He had defeated your army in many a battles.

    I am only telling that one should give even devil its due.

    By no stretch of imagination can you say that all your polity and society and clergy walked in the straight path always.

    He is defeated. Alright. But what is his fate today could have been your fate had the naval rating killed the Rajiv Gandhi instead of VP doing it.

    ——————————————-

    171. Godzilla

    I think you ought to learn about the politics in your neck of the woods before preaching to us.

    —————————————

    I have explained about that already. I cannot be saying the same thing again and again. Please refer to my previous posts. It is the atrocities of the sinhalese which created VP and LTTE.

    India might have supported them for some time. It never had any idea of breaking the island nation.

    Go learn your history and come back.

    —————————————

    152. shankar

    Eelam project started before the jaffna library burning or 1977, 1983 riots

    ———————————–

    Be explicit Shankar. I do not support Eelam. But the Eelam project must have started much before when the riots happened in the 50’s, with the sinhala only, standardization etc.

    —————————–

    MGR gave much more than moral support. As for karu i don’t think he gave any support at all other than with the mouth.

    ————————————-

    Yes MGR gave much more than moral support. Karuna also gave more than morel support to various militant groups including LTTE at various times. Please read history and come back.

    ———————————

    did not only blame karu. I also blamed the diaspora.

    ———————————–

    I am not saying they are not to be blamed. They have to be blamed.

    If you want to blame them only in exclusion of the Sinhalese then it is your prerogative. I don’t want to comment on that.

    ———————————————

    175. shankar

    Shankar I accept your point of views in this post minus the following statement

    and thats why god punished her

    176. TRN

    soon India will have no say when the tamil moderators and the sinhala majority comes together.

    ————————-

    I only wish that both tamils and sinhalese live together. But if you think that India will not have any say in your country …I don’t want to disturb your dream.

    But don’t wake up to a nasty dream.

    ——————————

  168. 173. Mandawala Hamuduruvo

    LTTE was not kind to these people who were herded like animals and when they wanted to get out of the LTTE clutches, the latter shot them!

    ——————————-

    I agree with you Sir. But honestly say was the Govt kind enough to them. did not the govt bomb out their places of dwellings using their air force. Did not the Govt declare no fire zones and fired precisely on those places when the civilians took shelter in it.

    You may say that the LTTE had also occupied those places. But when you declare NFZ’s is it not your responsibility to see to it that only civilians are given access to it.

    During the long drawn out conflict many a times the people of Jaffna and other places were denied electricity and other essential commodities. Is it not the case of using the essential commodities as weapons of war.

    ———————-

    They want LTTE type organisations in order to control countries like ours

    ——————-

    You are hardly few million people with practically only two ethnic groups. And you are not able to live in peace with yourselves.

    If you are able to live in peace with yourself then who can try to control you.

    ————————

    Our world is changing and changed! Violence only begets violence!

    —————————–

    Do you mean that violence of 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s has begotten the monster like VP and LTTE.

    ————————-

    And the WEST which is advocating us HR never respected, never respect HR!

    —————————

    Still we/you have to learn a lot from them in respect of many things including HR. They don’t have white vans in their countries for example.

    ———————————

    We know what they did to Ex-Yugoslavia, to Iraq and Afghanistan!

    —————————-

    I accept there are a lot of HR violations there.

    But they didn’t declare NFZ and kill the citizens in those very same places.

    ———————————-

    When I see suffering children there in photos, my heart cries, my eyes get wet

    —————————–

    I too feel like that only. I also feel angry for those who had reduced them to such a state.

    One of those people who had brought them down was you monks.

    You monks when you rallied against the banda chelva pact and caused it to be annulled and killed the banda are responsible to a very large extent to the present condition of your island and more particularly the tamil brethren.

    First you opposed the IPKF and later you said that you should not have opposed it.

    In India if a monk involves himself in politics he loses his respect.

    In your country it is the opposite and you monks have floated a political party.

    Instead of saying BUDHAM SARANAM GACHAMI and working for your salvation you are involving yourself in politics.

    In India these kind of monks would have been shunned.

    They are not treated as monks in our country but as ordinary men put on the cloth of the monks.

  169. Hello Mr DBSJ,

    I may be a dead person but my ghost will haunt you on 27th of November. My leader VP and his deputy PA will land with more than 2000 LTTE army in Mulaitheev. From there they march through the see side and pay respect to Mulivaikal Victims. Then they march through the roads and get to the first resettled village, where the Tamil people will be waiting with large broom stick and Thmbukattai to greet the honourable leader. Elders and others who lost their legs will sit on wheel chair patiently waiting to wish the great leader arming with Chile powder and Cow’s dunk water to spray on them. Young ladies who lost their partners will be waiting there with sleeper glands and “Vilakumaru” to give a big Pooja!

    They do not need Sri Lankan forces to get rid of any LTTE. The North and East Tamils will simply spit on LTTE and chase them away. Yes I have just returned from the home land and I tell you one thing, those people had enough with LTTE. Yes they may not like the army or MR but they do not mind their presents as long as it is not LTTE.

  170. One of the best & sensible articles written by DBSJ. I salute you for your timely article and writing as a matured person on your community.

    Diaspora tamils should stop watching too many Rajini Khanth movies that might be the reason for them to look beyond ‘realities’. These violance promoters should be ashamed of what they do in the name of a so-called race or culture in a time most people tend to live in a wider society irrespective of cultural barriers.

    Dear tamil bothers/sisters, please be aware you cannot have a better pride about your culture than what I have about my culture. Sri Lanka is the country of all of us. Trying to create ethnic enclaves in it will not be tolerated as you have well seen it. Respect the law. Both you and us may have common problems. So why get isolated under ethnic camp?

  171. Are you scared ?. But eveready to push around a small
    country
    ——————————————————-
    You have misunderstood me. I don’t want india to invade srilanka, but only cautioning of the possibility, just like china could suddenly invade taiwan. These will happen only as preemptive strikes to ward off a threat. We have already had the IPKF experience, so what is there to get so huffed up about. We have to be aware of environmental threats and be careful. We are actually lucky to have a benign democratic neighbour, with people who are largely non agressive types from whom we also originated, but we should not become a pain in their ass or a threat to them.

    As for being small don’t blame me for that. Smaller you are, the more tempting a target you will be, just like iraq and afghanistan. Nothing can be done about the size, except that we can stop behaving like a big fart.saddams arrogance brought him down, while the stupidity of organising an attack on america,brought down the taliban.

    Not much can be done about the size. Without being subservient to anybody we must be respectful to others and not allow things to happen here that will create unnecessary irritation for them. The statement of mine that india could invade was made in the context of JR’s behaviour which did not follow such principles. It came about because godzilla was blaming indira, whereas i put the blame squarely on JR. It is a difference of opinion i suppose.

    There is really no point in whingeing about bullying. that is a fact of life and since we are small we have to remember not to act like we are big.Instead we must hone our diplomatic skills to be good with everyone, but not give away our sovereignity.

  172. and marusira, this chip on our shoulder has been there since independence, especially by the UNP. The fact that we are small and india is big does not mean that we can’t work harmoniously together on most issues and respect india. After independence India, china and the soviet union were going together on most issues, while srilanka was pro west. Nehru got up at the conference in bandung and cricised the west as imperialists and china and soviet union did same. The Sir, john kotalawela got up and said if the west is imperialists, what is the russia, are they not imperialists for having all these countries under their rule. After the conference nehru asked him why didn’t he show his speech to him before sounding off. pat came the reply, why didn’t you show me your’s.

    in hindsight sir john would be proved right about what he was saying, how he did it was the problem. There are better ways in handling big countries when we are a small country. He was known as the bandung booruwa after that. Contrast this with the way mahinda first went to the indians with the hambantota harbour project and then when they showed no interest gave it to china. JR would have just said, we are a sovereign country, and it is none of india’s business who we give a contract to.
    Hasn’t that simple courtesy to our nearest neighbour paid off.

  173. 177. marusira

    Yes. india is afraid to have another war with pakistan. But it is not worried if there would be a war with Srilanka.

    Srilanka need to increase the defense budget. It would be wiser for srilanka to have a defense pact with China asap.

  174. 177 Marusira,

    Only if the Troika of Seeman , Neduraman and Vaiko do a deal with the BJP and win Government and Vaiko becomes the Chief Minister there is a slight possibility that the Tamil Nadu Police will try to invade Srilanka.

    Being a betting man I wouldn’t be putting any money unless I can see more realistic odds of that happening.

    India at present have best possible combination of East tand West thinking and action plans.

    DR Singh’s Indian way of thinking ,and Sonia with a Western mind set, that focuses on bringing the Indians at least close to some of the Western Standards with respect to Economy, Social Issues and Political power.they are doing a great job to lift India to be power to reckon with in the the 21st Century.

    This combination will never allow India along the path of War with her neighbours unlike the previous leaders.

    Dr Sing pumping in 1000 Million plus Green Backs is an indication how much importance he places on Srilanka.despite some acerbic comments byf our disgruntled Srilankans and ex Srilankans here comparing us to a” war” which is not worth even a fart.

    By the way if one cares to stay at the Intercontinental at least a couple of nights ( that is as close as us peasants can get to the Prez) and sit by the pool side with a Carlsberg ( it is a pity that these hotels charge exorbitant prices for ordinary plonk from Australia) and a Pizza and watch the procession of container ships coming past Hambantota. the Investments of Dr Singh makes real sense.

    And mind you that is without even counting the berthing facilities for the Chinese Navy and parking for the Air Force in the South and may be Indian s in the North.

    Even Uncle Sam would want to out source their services, in light of the ever increasing Ransom payments to the Sea Tiger equivalent of the Old Somali Brigades.

  175. Thank you for this post and the invitation Rohini.Hopefully we may meet soon…….DBSJ
    ——————————
    so you may visit Sri Lanka….that is a very good sign. I have always been reading your articles for a very long time. Although I do not agree with some of the things you write, I always felt you write them with all honestly and as much as possible factual….

    So finally to here that you may visit sri lanka, a country you write so much about but dare to visit…is good sign..

    As for Tamils, I honestly dont know about whether this generation will get the equality and justice they deserve…but at least if people like you come to SL and use your skills to rectify the damage done for years, at least the next generation of tamils will get the justice and equality they deserve.

    cheers

  176. all calling him (dbsj)anna

    BETTER EACH TAMIL WHO LIVE IN AND OUT SRI LANKA HIS ARTICLES BETTER FOR OUR COMMUNITY

  177. 181. Mahesh//  ” History is written by the victors. Yes VP lost the war and it is a serious set back to the cause.  But the fact is he ruled parts of your island for some years. He had defeated your army in many a battles. I am only telling that one should give even devil its due.By no stretch of imagination can you say that all your polity and society and clergy walked in the straight path always.He is defeated. Alright. But what is his fate today could have been your fate had the naval rating killed the Rajiv Gandhi instead of VP doing it.”

     History in modern day is not written by Victors because media is free and Tamil net can write what ever they want. But what can they write about a famous Tamil thug who killed his own commanders like mahattaya and ordered the cold blodded execution of his own people? He did not rule parts of our country but he terrorised parts of our country. Our clergy did not walk the straight path and is that a excuse for VP to kill thousands? Some one else is doing the wrong thing and that justifies our doing it also? You are defending the greatest psychopath and murderer Srilanka ever produced. Unless there is something wrong in your head. 

  178. Hi DBSJ,
    The title of this column caused panic in me & served its intention. A well written analysis of the mind set of many (I will estimate @ 50%) Tamil Diaspora but not all. There were many Diaspora Tamils like yourself never believed Eelam was the solution of the Tamils and still do so.
    It is not the technicality of the use of phrase “Pro-LTTE Diaspora “. What you mean by that is “Pro-LTTE element(s) in the Diaspora”.
    But one should understand what ’61. tharis’ is trying to imply in his posting.
    I prefer the use Pro-LTTE element(s) in the Diaspora rather than Pro-LTTE diaspora.
    We’re already hurt & we shouldn’t hurt each other anymore (physically/emotionally).
    I think the Eelam War (next) is nest to impossible not for the reasons you gave but for the reason 183. Lt Col Shanker said in his/her posting.
    Thanks for your contribution to enlighten the Tamils.

  179. Ranjan (188#) Tku. I saw Pearl’s piece earlier. She (Pearl) has no particular Agenda and means well. Neither do I have anything against Ms Sukumar. But I suggest you have a look at what R. Jayadevan (London) has to say on the same thing. He knows more about the ground situation there and was, in fact, held by the Tigers at the height of their power. They were forced to release him at the instance of more than one European Govt. He says he was much in the know of events on 19/5/09 and was in close touch with the main actors there and outside the Island.

    If the GA wants the world to believe no Tamil civilians were killled on that fateful week, she will have very few buyers for her version. I believe Ganesh handled matters in a more balanced form during his tenure – no matter what Tissa Devendra wants us to believe something that is in accord with what he wishes to hear.
    Also why did she give a clean sheet to visiting European Parliamentarians on the HSZ issue – while the Defence Secy himself says it will take some time to settle this sensitive matter?

    ISS

  180. DearDBSJ,Please read this report by the and read on my experience AFP Sri Lanka tightens grip on foreign aid workers
    “By Amal Jayasinghe (AFP) – 8 hours ago
    COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s government said Wednesday it had ordered foreign and local aid workers to register with the defence ministry in a move to put them under greater state control.
    The government information department said there were 250 international and some 1,000 domestic aid agencies working in Sri Lanka, which would now have to obtain approval from the defence ministry following a change in the law.
    It added that the ministry — which is headed by the president’s brother — will also process foreign aid workers’ visa applications which must be made through the newly established National Secretariat for NGOs.
    Sri Lankan authorities have long been suspicious of international and local non-government agencies, which were sometimes seen as sympathising with the rebel Tamil Tigers during the country’s 37-year civil war.
    The conflict ended in May last year when the rebels were wiped out in a military campaign that has since been dogged by allegations of war crimes, which the government denies.
    Independent media and aid groups have been kept out of the conflict zone in the north and east of the country.
    The National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organisation said any aid agency directly delivering services to the people must register in future.
    “If any organisation wants to go directly to the beneficiaries without going through a government organisation, then they must register with us,” the secretariat’s director, Douglas Nanayakkara, told AFP.
    He said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was also required to register, but the Geneva-based humanitarian agency said it was not subject to the new rules because it was not an NGO.
    The ICRC “is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict,” an ICRC spokesperson told AFP.
    The ICRC said on its website that it had been reviewing its operations and presence in Sri Lanka following the end of fighting in May last year.
    Four ICRC offices in the island’s former conflict zone of the east were closed this year.
    The ICRC said its activities carried out from offices in the northern Vavuniya and north-western Mannar were put on hold “pending further clarification and agreement with the government.”
    A United Nations spokesman in Colombo, Mohan Samaranayake, said the new rules did not apply to UN agencies either.
    Another NGO which did not want to be identified said they were still studying the implications of the government’s new rules.
    The US and the UN have led international calls for Sri Lanka to allow relief agencies unhindered access to thousands of war-affected civilians who are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods.
    The battle-scarred nation is ruled by all-powerful President Mahinda Rajapakse, whose family members hold key positions in the government. His brother, Gotabhaya, is the defence secretary.
    In July, angry protests led by a government minister outside the compound of the United Nations in Colombo persuaded the world body to shut its office and recall its representative.
    The minister objected to a decision by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to set up a panel to advise Ban on possible war crimes that had been committed in Sri Lanka during fighting.”
    —————-
    I have been supporting and active in various charities (through Religious + Medical) if you call them as pro LTTE or Pro Gov both I have supported and worked during the LTTE region in Vanni We have supported various orphanages, medical institutions the help we received from LTTE or the politicians were not dissimilar .We have organised medical workshops, operations, artificial limb fittings, preventive screening and treatment in both areas. We did not have any compulsions or restrictions on our stay or activities in Vanni in fact they provided accommodations and transport for us .Even British colleagues came with us to help. But when we were on Government controlled area we had to find our own accommodation and transport and in addition had to pose for photographs with the politicians/ministers.
    Even now we are continuing our services but the restrictions and red tapes we are under going are un speakable . I am neither pro LTTE nor Pro Government I am a pro Tamil, humanitarian and the suffering people. All I ask is stop red tape in helping needy people. We pay Tax in our country of residence and the money we spend in these charities in Srilanka are already taxed in addition we had to pay various Taxes in Srilankan ports and officials and unofficially to help our brotherin .

    This is my personal experience. Ps half of my garage is full of things which can be live saving and valuable to our people back home ,I am awaiting to send to Srilnka for want of overcominig the red tapes.

    Please contact me on dbsjeyaraj@yahoo.com. Thanks……….DBSJ

  181. 181 Mahesh,

    You ought to get up to speed with the recent history of Srilanka as well.

    Sinhalese atrocities although regrettable and contemptible were direct result of provocations by the LTTE.

    The well publicised attacks on the most important religious places like the Dalada Maligawa , Sri Maha Bodiya and massacre of innocent Sinhala Buddhist peasant women and children were the continuation of this provocations but the Sinhalese were smart enough not to repeat the horrendous mistake of 83.

  182. Comment 196,

    It is rather pathetic to see one Tamil going out full bore to discredit another Tamil for telling the truth.

    If my recollection is correct, I have seen this lady in an article in these columns showing her injuries sustained at the height of the fighting.

    She blamed the Armed forces for her injuries and pleaded not to harm civilians who were with her.

    She was in the thick of things until the last minute.

    Now Nr ISS says he has nothing against her.

    Sure, but any truthful accounts of what happened at the final stages even from the eye witnesses seems to be anathema ,

    All you want is everyone to believe what comes out from London, Oslo and Toronto perhaps, rather than from the souls who braved the bullets and the shrapnel from both sides.

  183. Dr Sing pumping in 1000 Million plus Green Backs is an indication how much importance he places on Srilanka.despite some acerbic comments byf our disgruntled Srilankans and ex Srilankans here comparing us to a” war” which is not worth even a fart.
    —————————————————————–
    beware of greeks bearing gifts.

    Only about 10 percent of srilankans who are having it good and lucky to be born priviledged must be not disgruntled.Even among them the unselfish types who see us as not even among the first 150 countries where income is concerned, whereas we should have been within the first hundred, will be disgruntled.

    There are no exsrilankans. Once a Srilankan always a srilankan.What is in your heart is what counts, not what comes out of your mouth.

    You are right an invasion by india will not be a war worth a fart as you mention, and the infrastructure India is spending on in the north east will become theirs anyway.

    If Fonseka had his way then it could have been a war, and who knows he might have given them a bloody nose, the capable military man that he is. India took care of that with false coup in mahinda’s ear..Singh, Sonia, karunanithi, mahinda, gota are not going to be there forever. As Lord Bhuddha said nothing is permenant.We are currently going through just a blip in our 2500 year history. That is why i say fresh thinking is needed if we don’t want to repeat history.

  184. 193. Gavin

    Whatever you may say ‘History is always written by the victors, even in modern day. You may demonize any body. I don’t hold brief for VP.

    You say that your clergy was corrupt was no reason for VP to kill many people.

    Your clergy interfered in politics which affected the life and limbs of Tamils. Was that right?

    Why did the clergy go against the banda-chelva pact. They shouldn’t have lost that golden oppurtunity.

    I am not talking about the clergy who only concentrate on their attaining to the nirvana.

    I am only talking about those monks who indulge in politics.

    ————————

    He did not rule parts of our country but he terrorised parts of our country.

    ——————————-

    If he terrorized the Tamil populace did your JR, RP Banda etc give them solace.

    When you bombed the civilian places with air force your credibility suffered a very major and serious blow.

    When you annulled your accords it suffered again. Only because of the Indian Govts indulgence you won this war and also VP fought outside his core strength as a conventional army.

    ————————–

    You are defending the greatest psychopath and murderer Srilanka ever produced. Unless there is something wrong in your head.

    ———————————

    When I point to you your wrong doing you are not able to stomach it. Where did I support VP or the LTTE. You people are putting all the blame on the VP and LTTE and not seeing the underlying cause which gave birth to the armed struggle.

    Facts are stubborn. Yes I understand they may be inconvenient truths for you.

    If you want to say that something is wrong in me for saying the facts then it is your privilege. I won’t or don’t feel offended by your words.

    Continue in the same vein.

    ——————————-

    198. Godzilla

    Sinhalese atrocities although regrettable and contemptible were direct result of provocations by the LTTE.

    —————————–

    Sinhalese atrocities started much before VP was born.

    ——————–

    The well publicised attacks on the most important religious places like the Dalada Maligawa , Sri Maha Bodiya and massacre of innocent Sinhala Buddhist peasant women and children were the continuation of this provocations but the Sinhalese were smart enough not to repeat the horrendous mistake of 83.

    ———————————–

    These acts are well publicized. What about your aerial bombing. What about the using of the essential commodities as weapons of war.

    your own President JR said ‘if tamils want peace it will be peace and if they want war, war it will be’.

    A responsible person should not have equated the whole tamil populace with the LTTE.

    ———————————-

    but the Sinhalese were smart enough not to repeat the horrendous mistake of 83

    ———————————–

    After ’83 you found out that LTTE will retaliate. And also the IC is watching you. That could also have restrained you.

    ——————————

  185. ———–After ‘83 you found out that LTTE will retaliate. And also the IC is watching you. That could also have restrained you.——-201 Mahesh

    How ignorant is this statement?

    Your LTTE kept on retaliating my friend.

    In addition to the incidents mentioned, they also killed hundreds of innocent people including their own.They maimed thousands of mums and dads who were just office workers and laborers or three wheel drivers.

    They even extended the retaliation to your neck of the woods Remember?

    IC as usual ,turned a blind eye allowing the LTTE carry on in their merry way.

    So were the the Human Rights Watchers who are popping out like Mushrooms from every corner now ?

  186. 202. Godzilla

    How ignorant is this statement?

    —————————–

    So you are saying that the IC is not watching you.

    ———————–

    So were the the Human Rights Watchers who are popping out like Mushrooms from every corner now ?

    ———————–

    Do you mean to say that the Tamils are less than humans that the HR people should not be concerned at their plight.

    In this war both the sides have committed blunders.

    The original sin is with the Sinhalese, when they annulled various pacts.

    When the powers that be burned the Jaffna library. when the goons under the patronage of their political masters indulged in the 83 pogram.

    When various riots were instigated by the sinhalese politicians.

    You have to talk about that also.

    Not just put all the blame on to the losers and saying that we the winners have done no wrong.

    ————————-

    IC as usual ,turned a blind eye allowing the LTTE carry on in their merry way.

    ———————-

    LTTE is a terrorist organization but the govt has the responsibility. The govt cannot descend down to the level of the terrorist.

    If you want to descend down to that level then you will be termed as a State terrorist.

  187. Comment 200

    Lord Buddha was right on the money when he said that not only nothing is permanent but also it is a waste of time trying to work out how this non permanent journey began.

    That was two and half millennia ago and Professor Stevens is still finding it hard to prove of disprove it.

    I agree that you are always a native of where you were born, But Srilankans , starting with the Portuguses descendents thought otherwise. This is te case more than ever now with our overseas based Tamil brethren dis owing their motherland..

    As long as the Rajapaksas put the country on a strong footing with respect to its long term security, economic well being and social justice for the poor regardless of their ethnicity , caste or class then they don’t have to be there forever.

    However my concern is do we have any alternative leaders there who can carry the nation forward?

  188. DBSJ ,
    you show your real face ,so you going to have penality,better you takecare yourself, because we never say your are sanisavaran for entire tamil community, we challenge you that if your have guts leave this comment then every one will know about your false and prapongada journalisum past 33or 43 yrs waste your time. tamil is like you mother if not real man stand on your feet rather defend on GOSOL , we are young genenaration wiil pay what GOSL pay than more single ruppes, in beginning we told you that we are not smal group,donot let your kids shame, on attitude do you know why what ever parents do or did children have to pay for it.

  189. 201. Mahesh | //Your clergy interfered in politics which affected the life and limbs of Tamils. Was that right?
    Why did the clergy go against the banda-chelva pact. They shouldn’t have lost that golden oppurtunity//

    Your comment shows your total lack of grasp of SL political history. There is no point to go on like a raving jackass. During 1950’s tamil started the separatist movement. This was always their ulterior motive. The PM at that time was DS Senanayaka and thereafter Sir John. Both of them were very far off from clergy. It was only banda who had a fling. Clergy did not effect the life and limb of tamils. Tamils were always cunning and deceitful trying to get more and more. BC pact was done with good faith from both parties but in the democracy at that time, could not be implimented as it could not get majority backing. A fellow like you will use this to throw shit on Banda and all the singhalese. That is what you are good at doing.
    GOSL bombed the Tigers not civilians. Civilians were there because they were LTTE supporters. Therefore LTTE and majority tamils are responsible for their deaths. But, your goon brain will say, singhalese are responsible because that is you.
    The underlying cause of troubles is the unceasing wawes of greed of the tamils. The poor tamils did not start it but the rich and the well off ones who wanted more and more. Millions of dollars were given for the fight by the rich tamils abroad and prabakaren slautered his own. These rich buggers abroad watched the show!! Why didn’t the malays,burgers,muslim minorities start terrorism in SL and why the jaffna fellows went ahead? Get your head cleaned up mate. Then it will think staright. Don’t instigate violence in SL. Don’t muddy the waters by throwing stones while comfortably sitting on the bank.

    Gavin, why dont you follow your own advice and get your head cleaned.What a racist ignoramus you are………….DBSJ

  190. Well written. You know so much about LTTE & Tamil Diaspora. Why don’t you write about Srilankan government and the EPDP? I really want to know what’s happening in SL. Thanx

    Why dont you read what I have been writing before asking questions like these?………………DBSJ

  191. Wonderful article Mr.Jeyaraj. I was introduced to your blog last year by my Tamil boyfriend (I’m a Mallu) and have been your avid reader and fan since then. Please keep on writing

    Thank you Renuka………DBSJ

  192. 206. Gavin

    Gavin, why dont you follow your own advice and get your head cleaned.What a racist ignoramus you are………….DBSJ

    ———————————-

    Thank you Sir…..Thank you hundred more times…….

  193. Once again the article demonstrates how upper castes Tamil (slave) mind works.
    British seed now giving fruits.

    Job Well-done

  194. Those Indian posters who goes on and on about how GOSL forces bombed civilians and how “monkey” priests are advocating killing Tamils should read this article by a world reknown writer on the current situation in Kashmir.

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/11/kashmirs-fruits-of-discord.html

    Here is an excerpt:

    “gave me the time to listen to their stories of this year’s uprising. The youngest, still a boy, told us that when three of his friends were arrested for throwing stones, the police pulled out their fingernails — every nail, on both hands.

    For three years in a row now, Kashmiris have been in the streets, protesting what they see as India’s violent occupation. But the militant uprising against the Indian government that began with the support of Pakistan 20 years ago is in retreat. The Indian Army estimates that there are fewer than 500 militants operating in the Kashmir Valley today. The war has left 70,000 dead and tens of thousands debilitated by torture. Many, many thousands have “disappeared.” More than 200,000 Kashmiri Hindus have fled the valley. Though the number of militants has come down, the number of Indian soldiers deployed remains undiminished.”

  195. DearDBSJ,Please read this report by the and read on my experience AFP Sri Lanka tightens grip on foreign aid workers
    “By Amal Jayasinghe (AFP) – 8 hours ago
    COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s government said Wednesday it had ordered foreign and local aid workers to register with the defence ministry in a move to put them under greater state control.
    The government information department said there were 250 international and some 1,000 domestic aid agencies working in Sri Lanka, which would now have to obtain approval from the defence ministry following a change in the law.
    It added that the ministry — which is headed by the president’s brother — will also process foreign aid workers’ visa applications which must be made through the newly established National Secretariat for NGOs.
    Sri Lankan authorities have long been suspicious of international and local non-government agencies, which were sometimes seen as sympathising with the rebel Tamil Tigers during the country’s 37-year civil war.
    The conflict ended in May last year when the rebels were wiped out in a military campaign that has since been dogged by allegations of war crimes, which the government denies.
    Independent media and aid groups have been kept out of the conflict zone in the north and east of the country.
    The National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organisation said any aid agency directly delivering services to the people must register in future.
    “If any organisation wants to go directly to the beneficiaries without going through a government organisation, then they must register with us,” the secretariat’s director, Douglas Nanayakkara, told AFP.
    He said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was also required to register, but the Geneva-based humanitarian agency said it was not subject to the new rules because it was not an NGO.
    The ICRC “is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict,” an ICRC spokesperson told AFP.
    The ICRC said on its website that it had been reviewing its operations and presence in Sri Lanka following the end of fighting in May last year.
    Four ICRC offices in the island’s former conflict zone of the east were closed this year.
    The ICRC said its activities carried out from offices in the northern Vavuniya and north-western Mannar were put on hold “pending further clarification and agreement with the government.”
    A United Nations spokesman in Colombo, Mohan Samaranayake, said the new rules did not apply to UN agencies either.
    Another NGO which did not want to be identified said they were still studying the implications of the government’s new rules.
    The US and the UN have led international calls for Sri Lanka to allow relief agencies unhindered access to thousands of war-affected civilians who are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods.
    The battle-scarred nation is ruled by all-powerful President Mahinda Rajapakse, whose family members hold key positions in the government. His brother, Gotabhaya, is the defence secretary.
    In July, angry protests led by a government minister outside the compound of the United Nations in Colombo persuaded the world body to shut its office and recall its representative.
    The minister objected to a decision by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to set up a panel to advise Ban on possible war crimes that had been committed in Sri Lanka during fighting.”
    —————-
    I have been supporting and active in various charities (through Religious + Medical) if you call them as pro LTTE or Pro Gov both I have supported and worked during the LTTE region in Vanni We have supported various orphanages, medical institutions the help we received from LTTE or the politicians were not dissimilar .We have organised medical workshops, operations, artificial limb fittings, preventive screening and treatment in both areas. We did not have any compulsions or restrictions on our stay or activities in Vanni in fact they provided accommodations and transport for us .Even British colleagues came with us to help. But when we were on Government controlled area we had to find our own accommodation and transport and in addition had to pose for photographs with the politicians/ministers.
    Even now we are continuing our services but the restrictions and red tapes we are under going are un speakable . I am neither pro LTTE nor Pro Government I am a pro Tamil, humanitarian and the suffering people. All I ask is stop red tape in helping needy people. We pay Tax in our country of residence and the money we spend in these charities in Srilanka are already taxed in addition we had to pay various Taxes in Srilankan ports and officials and unofficially to help our brotherin . This is my personal experience.

    Keep on reading
    ri Lanka blocks BBC from travelling to war commissionBy Charles Haviland

    BBC News, Colombo

    Human rights groups say the war commission, which started hearings in August, is not independent. Continue reading the main story
    Sri Lanka After WarAfter the Tigers
    Q&A: Post-war Sri lanka
    Leaderless opposition
    Election a family affair
    The Sri Lankan government has again blocked BBC News from travelling to the north to attend public hearings of a commission looking into the country’s civil war.

    The defence ministry refused to give reasons for preventing the BBC covering the story in Jaffna.

    Post-war northern Sri Lanka remains heavily militarised and foreigners need defence ministry permission to visit most of it.

    Permission is often denied.

    This is the second time in two months that the government has blocked BBC News from travelling north to cover the hearings of the war commission, despite the fact that local journalists are travelling up from the capital, Colombo, for the same purpose.

    Both sides criticised

    The panel is gathering information about the final years of the war with the stated aim of preventing another one.

    At earlier hearings in the former war zone, witnesses have strongly criticised both the government and the Tamil Tigers.

    Civilians have accused the military of being responsible for the disappearance of their family members, or killing civilians when bombarding the war zone.

    The Tamil Tigers have been accused of regularly shooting people who were trying to flee to safety.

    The government has blocked the BBC this time, despite saying the commission is vitally important and despite frequent official reports saying that Jaffna is undergoing a post-war economic revival.

    Last month three human rights groups including Amnesty International publicly declined the war commission’s invitation to them to testify.

    They alleged that the panel was not independent, as its members had fulfilled senior offical roles or were, they said, overtly pro-government.

    The groups say the commission has no mandate to investigate allegations of war crimes.

    The commission chairman has told the BBC that it may, however, be able to recommend prosecutions for alleged rights violations.

    On Tuesday, parliament further extended a long-running state of emergency which gives the security forces strong powers to detain people without trial.

    ONCE AGAIN I ASK YOU TO CONTACT ME ON dbsjeyaraj@yahoo.com . Thanks – …………DBSJ

  196. Comment 213,

    There are hundreds of charity organisations well funded by the rich Arab countries.

    They do a lot to help the poor in Africa , Asia and even Srilanka.

    Would the Western countries allow them to operate in their countries.?

    Now don’t please tell me that there are no poor and destitute people in the West ?.

    The government and the majority in Srilanka haven’t forgotten how these NGOs openly helped sustain the Insurgency .

    The role that played by the TRO is well documented.

    Most NGOs from the West not only help insurgencies but also push their religion on to the poor , the desperate and the vulnerable.

    However, the main point is the Western nations that sponsor these NGOs blatantly punished the Government by canceling every bit of aid they provided.

    GSP + which helped thousands of rural women to earn a living by honest day’s work was stopped.

    Is that helping the poor to get on their feet?

    So isn’t it reasonable for the Government to ask these NGOs to register properly and prove their bona fide before allowed in to the country?

    People living overseas who have the resources do not need the NGOs.to help their fellow Srilankans,

    There are Rotary, Lions and several others who are more than happy to act as a conduit for any material aid to be delivered to any part of the country.

  197. 212. Ranjan,Toronto

    I read your poster. Kashmir is a different problem. You can’t compare it with SL.

    There are Hindu majority areas, Muslim majority areas and also Budhist majority areas.

    The Hindu and the Budhist majority areas do not want azaadi.

    The muslim majority wants azaadi.

    They also lived with us for a very long time without any violence. Only now under the influence of the Pakistan they are doing this.

    But even in Kashmir we do not go about colonizing, we do not do aerial bombardment etc.

    We do not block the essential commodities or use them as weapons of war.

    In fact we give them all the essential commodities under heavy subsidy.

    We allow the media to operate from the war zone.

    Only now there is some censorship (I do not know whether it is lifted now).

    You can’t compare Kashmir with the SL conflict.

  198. Dear misled youth in Tamil Diaspora,

    Please stop day dreaming. Your counterparts in SL soil who actually took part in the war and were misled too, had been better equipped by both arms, training and political reasons. They were fighting in the terrain that they were born, brought up and had the better understanding of. In all matters they had a far superior cause to you even though they were still brain washed. But we all know they too failed.

    So, you guys who have all the luxioury in foreign soil, never missed a single meal, never had to go thro’ any hardships in terms of type of harsh weather, geographical situations exist in N/E SL talk about raging SL against a battle hardened army that survived after a masterminded outfit of prev LTTE. What a joke..??

    If you have excess money please send them to innocent people living in N/E of SL without making few con artists in your overseas community further rich.

  199. #97 Shankar,

    “This will never be a permenant solution. If it exceeds more than the minimum ratio that we discussed earlier, other than through natural migration, then unborn generations will be mauling each other”

    I disagree. The more the people in the North get to interact with the settlers their mindsets about superior race, barbarian chena boys etc. will slowly evaporate. Same will happen to the Sinhalas vis-a-vis the Tamils in the North..The future generations will be mixing with each other instead of mauling..

    HOWEVER,

    The present government’s policy is to only re-settle the displaced Sinhalese and thereafter let natural migration take it’s course (after removing discriminatory barriers to that effect). I too will settle for that, plus strong controls to prevent illegal immigration from Tamilnadu..

    But if the diaspora acts virulently and the fighting resumes (even for an extremely short period), the forces which back ‘final solution’ through ethnic harmonization of the Island will get stronger and stronger..

  200. #152. Shankar,

    “Eelam project started before the jaffna library burning or 1977, 1983 riots.You ask for devolution, the other fellow doesn’t want to give it and behaves badly towards you, so you ask for something more, seperation.So he has not given seperation, and bitterly fought you for 25 years. So now what are you going to ask for?Using the earlier criteria, it has to be something more no?”

    #181. Mahesh,

    “But the Eelam project must have started much before when the riots happened in the 50’s, with the sinhala only, standardization etc.”

    Chelva inaugurated the Eelam project in the1920s, well before Rahmat Ali Choudary started the Pakistan project. However the Eelam project was in the back burner whilst Ponnambalam tried to establish an apartheid state all over the island and re-emerged once it failed..

  201. #173. Mandawala Hamuduruwo

    Awasara apey hamuduruwaney..

    Oba wahansege adahas walata api garu karanawa, namuth meweni thenaka Buddha puthrayan wahanse namak adahas pala kireema etharam sudusu nehe..

    Oba wahanseta penenawa ethi methana ugra wargwadeen resak sitinawa..Owun oba wahansegey adahas vikurthi karamin apagey jaathiyatath Buddha sasanyath niga karanawa. Owunta piliwadan deema ma ethula mehi ena anith gihiyan heki ayurin karanawa. Apey Hamudurwo Variyapola Sumangala himi wagey adahas ethi ayek bawa apita denenwa. Namuth den thiyena thatwaye hetiyata oba wahansey apata ashirvada karamin, mema web adaviya kiyawanawa pamanak nam api wadath sathutui.

    Theruwan Saranai..

  202. @204-godzilla

    However my concern is do we have any alternative leaders there who can carry the nation forward?
    ———————————————-
    Easy. just get down a guy from south india who shows a lot of promise, he just changes his name and religion and whacks the shit out of the tamils. If he had sent his application to the tamils, they would have wanted to scrutinise his ancestry to be sure he is fit to be a tamil, his caste and whether any hair growing out of his ears, and whether he or his siblings ever pick their nose.

    DBSJ, tomorrow is the big day isn’t it??????????

  203. #131 Bunker Rat,

    Please refrain from abusing Tamils in general, that puts you right down to the level of the racist people calling the Sinhalese ‘Moda Bandas’

    And DO NOT insult Buddhism. Our Great Patriotic War was fought by Christians, Muslims and Hindus as well. Whilst there will be no inhibition in going after those with blood on their hands there will be no indiscriminate killings as you gloat about..

  204. #141 ISS.

    “GGP’s 50/50 would have saved the country and yet allowed the dominant Buddhist Sinhalese to dominate with 50% of the seats.
    But they villified GGP – the cabal being a powerful set of Lawyers jealous of GGPs
    practise – and demonised him in the eyes of the Sinhalese. The message was “here is a Tamil leader, though entitled to less than
    20% of seats in Parliament – has the audacity to ask for 50% of the seats. This prejudice was so deep and far-fetched even the culture halls of Colombo 7 saw the talented Actor-Director ECB Wijesinghe rubbishing the proposal with his play of the same name”

    GGP’s fifty fifty demand (and it said 50% of Sinhalese not Sinhala Buddhists) was an attempt to establish apartheid rule by a few Tamil elites over the entire country. Not only was it deservedly rubbished by the Sinhalese but also the Soulboury commission which called it a ‘mockery of democracy’..

  205. #141 ISS

    “What GGP/SJVC and those who succeeded them
    worked out was the OBJECTIVE for the Tamils in their traditional and ancient homelands for the right to rule themselves in their own regions interrupted by the arrival of the Portugese in the early 17th century. They are, however, still agreeable to the British-imposed union of the Tamil NEP, the Kandyan Areas and the Pahatha Rata.”

    There was NO Tamil-only NEP when the Portugese arrived. Even when the Portugese took Jaffna and Mannar, parts of the Wanni and most of the East was under the Kandyan Kingdom. Some of those areas fell to the Dutch in 1766 but some were still under Kandy till the whole island was lost to the British in 1815. Even the so called Tamil-only Jaffna Kingdom was surrendered to the Portugese via a treaty written in Portugese and Sinhalese..

    The thing the British imposed on us was the present provincial system, the sole aim of which was weakening the Kandyan system of governance and create divisions among peoples. Even then the North (which included Anuradhapura and Polonanruwa) and the East (which included parts of Badulla and Moneragala) were separate provinces..

  206. 215. Mahesh

    The point in my post was not to discuss the conduct of the Indian army. I think they doing exactly what any other army would do faced with the problems that they are seeing. It was wrong when it happened in Sri Lanka, and it is equally wrong when it happens in Kashmir. You can stand on your head and shout that it is different to Sri Lanka, but no one, including some of your own will accept it.

    The point of the post was that before preaching to us about how our problems are to be solved, go look in the mirror and ask yourself what your glorious forces are up to. Your perceived overflowing compassion for Sri Lankan Tamils civilians does not appear to be extended to the civilians of Vale of Kashmir.

  207. (Diyasena #222/223) … I almost typed Dayasiri. But no matter – even the presence of Godamuni is fine. The heavy artillery had to arrive in the discussion anyway to make it representative.

    While what you present in respect to the version of 50/50 and the history of the EP is old hack of Gamini Irriyagolle, which he gave copies to over a hundred in Delhi outside hotel rooms when Harry Jayawardena was our delegation leader. Gamini was viewed as some form of a crack and not included in the team. Lalith Athulalthmudali treated this as gospel
    and mislead JRJ – while Premadasa and Mathew, in their shallow thinking, took this as history. SLG and Nalin de S now carry this dead wood. But how does language and customs measure against this?
    While some territory was appropriated by one ruler or the other at different times of history these two determining factors weighed heavily in determing
    who has a more valid claim to contentious areas.

    ——-..Oba wahansege adahas walata api garu karanawa, namuth meweni thenaka Buddha puthrayan wahanse namak adahas pala kireema etharam sudusu nehe ——–.

    But they are right there in Parliament fighting for Liquor licences, Luxury Car-permits (for black-marketeering)
    Multi-million TV Station licences etc., They don’t seem to be interested too much in the Cost of Living, shortage of bread, coconuts, eggs or employment to Bddhist youth. Why prevent those like Mandawala Sadhu from engaging in a dialogue with theother side?

    ——- Oba wahanseta penenawa ethi methana ugra wargwadeen resak sitinawa..Owun oba wahansegey adahas vikurthi karamin apagey jaathiyatath Buddha sasanyath niga karanawa. Owunta piliwadan deema ma ethula mehi ena anith gihiyan heki ayurin karanawa.——–

    This is unfortunate. But the fact is, as many say, we have gone far down the road of no return and now must get ready to accept the inevitable.

    Nonetheless, Sir, it is good to exchange views with the well-informed of your calibre.

    ISS..

  208. 147. Godzilla 153. Kumar
    162. Stephen Jones 199. Godzilla
    The GA has now issued a statement and clarified her evidence at LLRC, which she says was limited upto Jan 22, 2009 only.
    Her English evidence was mis translated and Mulliyawalai was mis stated as Mulliwaikal itseems.
    So lets wait and see the Commission’s final report if ever its made public.

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/11/i-am-not-playing-politics-government.html

    http://www.tamil.dailymirror.lk/index.php/2010-07-14-09-13-23/10900-2010-11-10-12-32-58.html
    ———————————————-

    171-godzilla
    Your petty minded ex PM the late Mrs Gandhi ..
    175. shankar
    We must be thankful she did not invade the country as her original plan, but decided to arm tamil groups ..
    181. Mahesh
    Shankar I accept your point of views in this post minus the following statement
    -and thats why god punished her
    ________

    All the Bangaladeshis I met revere her and worship her like a devine being. In fact they wondered why she did not help the Tamils in SL.
    India did not worry about helping Bengalis neighbouring Calcutta so it would not have worried helping Tamils meghbouring Madras,
    The problem is we did not have a leader n the calibre of Mujibur Rahman and thanks to Prabha we won’t have one in the near future. When South Block finally decided to back Amir Prabha & Prema quickly finished him off.

    One will only get what one deserves .

  209. Comment 220 ,

    Shaker is pretty much spot on with the profile of typical Tamil leaders ,especially in India as well as Srilanka,

  210. even if all the plans of rudrakumar go as planned will it give a Tamil Elam,or will it be another waste of time and hard earned money of people. ?

  211. #225 ISS

    “While what you present in respect to the version of 50/50 and the history of the EP is old hack of Gamini Irriyagolle, which he gave copies to over a hundred in Delhi outside hotel rooms when Harry Jayawardena was our delegation leader. Gamini was viewed as some form of a crack and not included in the team.”

    That is argumentum ad hominem my friend…

    My sources on 50/50 or EP were certainly not Gamini Irriyagolle or Nanda Maththew.

    The Soulbury commission itself deemed that the 50/50 demand was,

    “an attempt by artificial means to convert a majority into a minority which is not only inequitable, but doomed to failure”

    and a

    “denial of the democratic principle”

    It was an attempt by people of the ‘superior race’ to control the bandas and chena boys. After the failure to control the entire country under an apartheid system, they went for the fallback option of demanding a disproportionate landmass and coast for a mono-ethnic bantustan. base on a mythical history..

    In regards to the Eastern Province and parts of the Northern province being under Kandyan rule and being (also) inhabited by Sinhalese at time of the Portugese, I refer to Fernao de Queiroz and Joao Ribeiro (you could call them old hacks as they were living in the 17th century). One could also refer to the Dutch records on the landing of Admiral Van Spielbergen…

  212. real sinhalese history is not in mahavamsa,only some parts of it are correct.real sinhala history can be read in the book “greeks and the maurans” by prof.senarath paranavithana.

  213. #225 ISS,

    “But how does language and customs measure against this? While some territory was appropriated by one ruler or the other at different times of history these two determining factors weighed heavily in determing who has a more valid claim to contentious areas”

    Consider this hypothetical scenario.. The Sinhaley Mahasammatha Bhoomiputra Party sweeps to power in the next election. (Assuming no external pressures) They settle 2 million Sinhalese from other provinces in the Northern Province. Thereafter they declare Sri Lanka as the nation state of the Sinhala Buddhists and make Sinhala the sole official language (and medium of education), with Buddhism as the state religion. In a century or two he Tamils living in the North would either migrate to Tamilnadu or assimilate into the Sinhala Buddhist culture. A visitor to the North in two centuries time (with no knowledge of what happened) would say based on language and customs that no Tamils ever lived in the North..

    Language and customs can change in a couple of centuries. even in a matter of decades. But stone inscriptions and temples last millennia, and they to this day lie as the silent guardians of our history, whispering in soft tones that there was never an exclusive Tamil-only homeland in any part of the country..

  214. #225. ISS

    If the archaeological evidence does not suffice there are a few custom/ linguistic claims which have stood the onslaught of time..

    The Sinhala surnames of Wanniarachchi, Wanninnayaka and Wannisekara are one. Also the temples in Vavuniya/ Vavniyawa as well as those in Trincomalee have votes in electing the Diyawadana Nilamey of the Dalada Maligawa, whilst those in Colombo and Galle do not.

  215. 226 Palan:
    All the Bangaladeshis I met revere her and worship her like a devine being. In fact they wondered why she did not help the Tamils in SL.
    India did not worry about helping Bengalis neighbouring Calcutta so it would not have worried helping Tamils meghbouring Madras,
    ——————————————————-

    The reason that Indira helped Bangladeshis is not out a special love for them but out of political need to dismember Pakistan and weaken that country. India was firmly in the Soviet camp while Pakistan was supported by China and to a lesser extent US. This is how the grate game of states is played. If it was in India’s interest, Indira would have absolutely no problem about selling Bangaladeshis down the drain.

    Now the roles are somewhat reversed and you can see India getting some of its own medicine back in Kashmir.

    Talking about Bangladeshis and Calcutta, the West Bengal is now slowly taken over by illegal immigrants from Bangladeshis who are driving out Hindus from border villages and converting them into Muslim areas. We will see how Hindu India reacts to that.

  216. 224. Ranjan, Toronto

    Tell me if Indian army ever did aerial bombardment. If we have annulled any pact that we had entered to. If we have forcibly settled any body in Kashmir or any North Eastern states.

    ————————–

    218. Diyasena

    Chelva inaugurated the Eelam project in the1920s, well before Rahmat Ali Choudary started the Pakistan project. However the Eelam project was in the back burner whilst Ponnambalam tried to establish an apartheid state all over the island and re-emerged once it failed..

    ———————-

    Chelva didn’t inaugurate the eelam project. He only formed the ITAK or th FP. He only asked for more powers for the Tamils within Sri Lanka.

    That is the reason he settled for a BC pact and the dc pact.

    Tell me where is there the mention of any breaking away from Sri Lanka.

    ———————-

    226. Palan

    All the Bangaladeshis I met revere her and worship her like a devine being. In fact they wondered why she did not help the Tamils in SL.

    ——————–

    She wanted to do it. She was advised by her confidante’s not to do it.

    It will create two states in the island. The Tamil Eelam though would be friendly but the sinhalese will become anti India by that. We will be earning their permanent enmity and a base for the anti India forces.

    Also she would have thought that it would have brought to life the dormant forces of secessionists in Tamil Nadu.

    Bangladesh was splitting an enemy country (Pakistan). Eelam is splitting a friendly country of Sri Lanka.

    But she would have kept both the Tigers and the JR under tight leash which Rajiv failed to do effectively.

    If there was a leader of her caliber no body would have dared to do certain things they are doing now.

  217. 225. Ilaya Seran Senguttuvan |

    This is unfortunate. But the fact is, as many say, we have gone far down the road of no return and now must get ready to accept the inevitable.Nonetheless, Sir, it is good to exchange views
    —————————————————————————-
    Dear Sir,
    I carefully go through all your comments. You are not only one who trying to teach us about Buddhism/ role of the Buddhist monks.
    Brfore making further coment better to go through the book called THE HERITAGE OF THE MONK which was written by the venarable WALPOLA RAHULA thero.
    You may be a cristine or a hundu
    Buddhists are not trying to tell how to behave for those priests.
    We aware that the dress of human bombe thatwas targeted to then president Chandrika was dressed by a hindu priest. But we did not blamed for all hindu priests.
    Simultaniously DBS ellaraberated how the cristine farthers are engaged with LTTE works. But we did not blamed for all cristine priests.

    The buddhist monks who in the parliment are diong historical task. I voted them So I still happy the way they are performing. Did you vote them? If it was so you have rite to critisise.
    samarasekara

  218. Comments 226 and 235,

    Palan you are right mate.

    Prema used only the Tiger cubs to send the Jawans in body bags.

    Bengalis are Indians before the British Raj did the surveying for them.

    Pakistan was number one enemy of India.

    Mrs G Sr used the opportunity to stick it up to the Pakis ,nothing more nothing less.

    Srilankan leaders like Srimavo on the other hand also revered Indian leaders like her old man Mr Jawahlal Nehru. .

    Srilanka accepted a million boat people who were running away from misery and starvation from the now “Vaiko Seeman land “.

    These innocent people weren’t accepted in the North and the East. They were settled among the Sinhalese even to date, I knew one through work and never seen such a humble guyn despite his poverty.

    I don’t think the native Tamils in that area would have allowed him in to the house let alone give him a job.

    And what did Srilanka get in return from Mrs G.?

    Near total destruction of a peaceful , caring nation that looked up to India as a big brother.

    Although I wouldn’t get God involved , I believe in good karma and bad karma .

  219. #22-diyasena

    There was NO Tamil-only NEP when the Portugese arrived. Even when the Portugese took Jaffna and Mannar, parts of the Wanni and most of the East was under the Kandyan Kingdom
    ———————————————————————-
    Wanni was under the jaffna kingdom.Infact the last wanni chieftain pandaravannian gave a terrific long running fight to the dutch and was the last one to succumb to the dutch. i agree with you on the east, but puttalam area came under the jaffna kingdom.

  220. #235 Mahesh,

    “Tell me where is there the mention of any breaking away from Sri Lanka”

    Chelva makes the first claim for eelam in 1920s in a book/ paper (the name of which escapes me)…

    However, he demanded Eelam or the right to amalgamate with Dravidanadu in 1947, in the Ceylon Assembly iteslf.. This is 2 years prior to formation of the ITAK (falsely paraded as the federal party to non-Tamils) and 9 years prior to the so called ‘Sinhala only’ act..

  221. “Wanni was under the jaffna kingdom.Infact the last wanni chieftain pandaravannian gave a terrific long running fight to the dutch and was the last one to succumb to the dutch.”

    I meant part of the Vanni and not the whole. The present Vavuniya/ Vavniyawa district as well as small parts of the present Mullaitivu/ Mooladuva district and Mannar/ Mathota district, was under the Kandyan Kingdom. Their is Kandyan literature detailing how Rajasinghe II went hunting in Omandha/ Omanthai..These areas were ceded to the Dutch later.

    “i agree with you on the east, but puttalam area came under the jaffna kingdom”

    You may be referring to the Northern reaches of the Puttalama district (i.e. Kudiramale/ Kihirikanda). But the bulk of the Puttalama district, including Chilaw and Kalpitiya was under the Kotte Kingdom and after the Portugese came, (Chilaw) under Sithawaka for a short period as well.

  222. 236. samarasekara
    “We aware that the dress of human bombe thatwas targeted to then president Chandrika was dressed by a hindu priest. But we did not blamed for all hindu priests.”

    It is news for us;could you elaborate.
    We heard the suicide cadre came with a muslim group, dressed like them. But Religion has nothing to do here.

    237. Godzilla
    “Srilankan leaders like Srimavo on the other hand also revered Indian leaders like her old man Mr Jawahlal Nehru.

    True. I had seen in Colombo the somber faces of my Sinhala professors & friends as well as the ordinary people on that fateful 31st October 1984. Not to mention the long line up in front of the HC’ s residence to sign the condolence book.
    Had she been alive, she would have got JR to accept a suitable solution agreeable to all before the end of 1984 and saved so much of destruction.
    Compare that to Prabha’s decision to assassinate her son, train ULFA and arm Manipoor insurgents, I am surprised you have not erected him a statute in Galle Face green.

  223. #238. Shankar

    The pandaravannian you allude to is known as Wanni Bandara amongst Sinhalese. He took the fight to the Dutch under the auspices of the Rajadhi Rajasinghe of Kandy ..He could have been either Sinhala or Tamil, possibly even both (i.e. a Tamil taking Sinhala identity like the King of Kandy at the time). He is still revered among the Sinhala people in the North Central province and Vavuniya/ Vavniyawa..

  224. My Friend Mr. Samarasekera (#236)

    My intention here is not to teach but to learn, share and try to build unity. . I must admit I have and continue to learn from many bloggers of much intellect.
    The position of the learned Rev. Walpola Rahula on the National question is well known to the extent he is hardly neutral. As to Buddhism and practises where are those pious monks who came out of the Temples in the vicinity of our homes seeking alms? We respected them, were struck by their detachment to worldly affairs and provided them with daily alms. Passionate Sinhala Buddhist like you should impress upon the JHU to bring this back. As to your preferred political party you will see the enthusiasm the Buddhist voter showed earlier has waned. They gained 6% of the votes in 2004 because the Buddhist voter, tired of all other, wanted to see how they perform. Can you honestly maintain the JHU enjoy the same confidence of the Buddhist voter today? Look at the ugly way they fight among themselves.

    CBK’s incident was through a suicide bomber who came with Fowzie’s supporters – and not one dressed as a Hindu priest. What you claim is news to me and, I am sure, to many. No! I did not vote for the JHU monks.
    I think, like most Sinhalese, they should stay away from divisive politics and teach the calming philosophy of that Great Indian Sage to our Buddhist people.

    ISS

  225. 235. Mahesh
    “Bangladesh was splitting an enemy country (Pakistan). Eelam is splitting a friendly country of Sri Lanka.”

    Bangladesh was a full term baby
    Eelam is a teen age pregnancy
    ___________
    But she would have kept both the Tigers and the JR under tight leash which Rajiv failed to do effectively.
    ..
    Purposes of a leash include: preventing animals from frightening or biting people or other animals, defecating and urinating in inappropriate places, endangering traffic, digging up lawns, causing other damage, getting lost, and getting away from owners-wiki

  226. #236. Samarasekara

    The JHU in 2004 took advantage of the outpouring of grief created by the deaths of Most ven. Madihe Pangnaseeha (natural) and Ven. Gangodawila Soma (murder). I still remember my grandmother putting her hands together in prayer inside the election centre, after casting her vote for the JHU. Apart from holding the balance of power in parliament they played a pivotal role in attracting the nationalistic elements of the UNP towards President Rajapaksa in the 2005 election as well as completing the nationalistic full circle of the JVP (from their ultra-leftist stance in 1999).. They also played an important role in pushing the GoSL to take action during the Mavil aru/ Mahavil oya crisis (And the rest we know will be written as the last chapter of the new Mahavansa)..

    Now, the JHU has outlived it’s cause and they should join the SLFP..There are only 2 monks in this parliament and they too should resign giving a chance to talented laymen like Gammangpila and Warnasinghe..
    Ven. Medhananda hardly attends to politics nowadays and has gone back to his proper job (after all he is the King of Sri Lankan archaeology/ Puravidya Chakravarthi)
    and doing stellar work preserving what’s left of the Buddhist ruins in North and East which were defiled by the Tamizhbans of the LTTE.. Rathana hamuduruwo should remain as an advisor but definitely resign from parliament.. There was a need for the presence of monks in parliament in 2004, not now..

  227. 235. Mahesh
    Why are you so hung up on areal bombardment? Is it because you know in your heart that your army is doing all the other things that you accuse that the SL army did in Jaffna?

    According to what has been described by people like Ms. Arundathi Roy, Kashmir today is a place of High Security Zones, where civilians routinely disappear, where people are killed on suspicion of supporting terrorists, women are raped and stone throwing kids are tortured and then labeled militants. All of this sounds kind of familiar to Sri Lankans who went through 30 years of that. at least one can say that Sri Lanka’s trials are behind her, admittedly at an enormous human cost to the country and hopefully we have learnt our lessons. On the other hand, yours my friend are just beginning.

  228. Comment 243,

    —–” where are those pious monks who came out of the Temples in the vicinity of our homes seeking alms?

    We respected them, were struck by their detachment to worldly affairs and provided them with daily alms.

    Passionate Sinhala Buddhist like you should impress upon the JHU to bring this back”—- ISS—-

    Yeah right !!!!!!!!

    People like you would love this if you can push the poor Sinhala Buddhists back to the future and get the elite run the show.

    Sinhala Buddhists who are mainly the rural poor would have been still languishing in their paddy fields and their “Hena plots if not for the few brave and , thinking monks like Rahula who came to the fore and got the Sinhalese Buddhists into the mainstream.

    So it is understandable this writer can not post anything without having a go at the Buddhists and the monks in particular.

    In fact he has become a “serial Buddhist basher” in his postings.

    The obsession of a separate homeland for a 10 percent of the population may be the reason for his anti Sinhala anti Buddhist attitude and even his ill feelings towards rural poor people who have made money in recent times.

  229. 246. Ranjan, Toronto

    You cannot enforce law and order without exercising your muscles.

    Some amount of force is needed.

    But using aerial bombardment is a different ball game.

  230. 245. Diyasena

    Tamizhbans

    ———————————

    Don’t use the term Tamizhbans to describe LTTE. If you want to insult LTTE use some other terminology. Don’t insult Tamil community in entirety.

    This shows your perversion and aversion towards Tamils. Even Navin will not use these kind of words. He never descended to this level.

    We can also use such slanderous words towards the Sinhalese in entirety, though I will not use such words.

    I leave it to you to decide.

  231. #250 Mahesh,

    There is a clear difference between Musalmmans and Talibans…Similarly there is ample difference between Tamils and Tamizhbans, which I have articulated clearly…If you don’t support LTTE and it’s ideology, there is no need to take offense…

  232. 209. Mahesh:- It is very easy to put a label to people but the issue is, if people like you say psychopath prabakarens murderous run for 30 yrs is a pay back to the persecution of the Singhalese of Tamils and Buddhist priest are responsible for the limbs and lives of Tamils, it is total untruth and fabrication. I don’t care a rats A being called a racist because I am not the guy to justify acts of terrorism by various excuses and half truths as I see you attempting. I am not a wolf in sheeps clothing and I will expose such people always. Common people have a sense of great relief in SL now and those of you in comfort of abroad want to support the cause of terrorism, please come here and do it and face the results. Gota will be too happy to oblige. Get your head cleaned up is another way of saying change your focus without blindly supporting terrorism.

  233. 251. Gavin

    I HAVE NOT SUPPORTED VP. DON’T TALK BULLSHIT.

    ————–

    please come here and do it and face the results. Gota will be too happy to oblige.

    ============

    Are you threatening me.

    ——————

    250. Diyasena

    It does offend. I object to your coining such words and using them.

  234. 251. Gavin

    Get your head cleaned up is another way of saying change your focus without blindly supporting terrorism.

    ——————————–

    If I support terrorism, do you support state terrorism..

    So do you mean that Gota will not follow rules of law. He will take laws into his own hands.

    in short do you mean to say that Gota is a law unto himself. Do you mean to say Gota is the judge, jury and the executioner.

    If you say yes then there are forums to tackle Gota.

    You are behaving like a kid who will tell ‘wait, wait I will tell this to my Father’, as though his father is the most powerful person in the Earth. This Earth is big.

    There are equally and also more mighty people all over the world and even in your own island.

    if your Gota is so powerful ask him to take on our Indian govt.

    If he prevails then I will accept that he is a really great person.

  235. #252 Mahesh

    “It does offend. I object to your coining such words and using them.”

    That makes you a closet eezhamist. Maybe it’s time to come out of the closet and hold hands with Vaiko and Nedumoron.

  236. Godzilla (#247) Calling me names and attaching labels to me can only stimulate your jaundiced mind and racial prejudice – and no more. What we seek is a healthy and intelligent dialogue to overcome the impasse. We understand all too well in recent times “the Separate State” “LTTE terrorists” labels won many Sinhala elections. Prior to that was the “Federalism” and “District Council” bogeys that fooled “the over 95% educated Sinhala people” and divided/ruined the country. While some have seen through their lunacy, others are still stuck in the mire. Sinhalese of an intellectual disposition and thinking inclination accept today’s reality where R. Sampanthan, leading the largest formation of Tamils has said- in and out of Parliament many times – they are waiting for early and workable proposals from the government to proceed towards peace and unity in an undivided Sri Lanka. Happened to hear it? Or you prefer to fool the gullible with the same old guli and thel – just to be prepared and ready for the “next racial riot” But your ilk would rather place this under the carpet “for use during future elections” Buddharakita, Somarama and the like for shaming Sinhala Buddhism have been roundly condemned by millions of Sinhala Buddhists needs no advertising. Also you cannot fool the world, like you do your lot here, that Buddhism is exclusive to the Sinhala people in the island only. There are more – arguably pious – Buddhists in the Thai- Burmese region Japan, China – Theravada other schims being other matters. Poining out the un-Buddhistic and delinquent behavior of the JHU monks is a duty cast upon all of us – including you. Only a few days ago the Malaysian Police arrested a few monks from Thailand in their soil for cheating to collect money in the streets from the public. Are they anti-Buddhist too?

    You now repeat that sickening charge of a “Separate country for 10%” of the Tamils that one hears so aften calculated to mislead young and illiterate Sinhala youth.How intellectually honest are you to teach thse youth that prior to 1605 the present North East Province was exclusive Tamil inhabitated land? Telling them at the sametime, while every other Province has a Council running its affairs since 1987 this is denied to the Tamils in the North-East? Show some honesty and decency, friend. You will be told this was not possible because of the Tigers – but that will be builshit. Some of us trying to bring the Tamils to the fold find the task getting tougher everyday. Many Tamils see the South economically and politically finished. They say borrowings in the present and recent past are now beyond our means to the extent it will take at least few more generations to pay the bill. Equally, they see the system of governance so destroyed by institutionalized corruption, thievery and other forms of mass robbery of the country assets an economic recovery is nearly impossible. Further the system of governance – judiciary, law and order, education, health and all other – so devastated they feel the NEP could be
    built up to a model, united l and economically successul region to reach a Per Capita of US$5,000
    in 5 years – with manpower and resource assistance from the diaspora. This can be doubled in ten years or so. Many feel the Sinhala South finds all sorts of excuses not to yield to a PC to the NEP because of this possiblility. They ask why shoud we be part of a country and society that is terminally ill?
    ISS

  237. Commebt 225

    ——–“There are more – arguably pious – Buddhists in the Thai- Burmese region.

    Only a few days ago the Malaysian Police arrested a few monks from Thailand in their soil for cheating to collect money in the streets from the public.Many ” —- ISS

    * You can’t help yourself without having a go at our saffron robes. Can you?

    Although we are not that intelligent do we have a go at the Poosaris and the Chritian clergy when disscussing social and political issue?

    * I wish our European friends who always preach us high morals,follow the Malaysians and arrest the LTTE remnants who are still exhorting money from their own.

    ——“Tamils see the South economically and politically finished.”—ISS

    * Aren’t you living in the South?

    * Even if the Europeans wouldn’t give a refugee visa because of your wealth, you could have still got on the MV SUN SEA if the things are that desperate. Couln,t you ?

    By the way your award winning Journalist mate Namini gave a high distinction to the President in his report card. for the first 5 year term . Why?

    The main concern though was the human rights of the” porno stars” who are on the run after being dobbed in by their own lovers ,according to the LakBima front page yersterday.

    ———“They say borrowings in the present and recent past are now beyond our means to the extent it will take at least few more generations to pay the bill.an economic recovery is nearly impossible” — ISS

    * Do you know the accumilated borrowings of the US, Australia .UK and even Malaysia ,your earlier example?

    * Don’t the Businesses have to borrow to grow and expand? Unless running a corner shop selling red onions?

    Even then the trend is to borrow and grow as I have noticed even among our Tamil curry shops in Toronto , Melbourne and in Staten Island.

    ——–“They ( I assume the Diaspora ) feel the NEP could be
    built up to a model, united l and economically successul region to reach a Per Capita of US$5,000
    in 5 years —-ISS

    * So what are they waiting ISS?
    .If the South is finished politically and economically as you said earlier don’t you think this is the best time to make the move.,

    Once the North and the East is developed to 5 stars all the Southerers will be lning up to get entry even for a few crumbs,don’t you think?

    Why do the Nediyawans and Rudrakumarans have to fight each other,even giving My Jeyaraj a hard time?

    ——“They ask why should we be part of a country and society that is terminally ill?——ISS

    * This is another pearler,

    What is all this fuss then?

  238. Comment 255,

    ——-“every other Province has a Council running its affairs since 1987 this is denied to the Tamils in the North-East?”—–ISS

    —-“You will be told this was not possible because of the Tigers – but that will be builshit”—- ISS.

    As far as I know the East has a Tamil dominated PC with the CM post held by a Tamil who happens to be an ex Tiger and a good one as well.

    How could Rajapaksa conduct elections in Killinocchi when he could not even get his Missus, a devoted Catholic and a devotee of the Madhu Saint to visit the Church and pay her respects.

    I must thank Mr Jeyaraj for this bit of info as I was not aware of this human rights violation until I stumbled across one of his usual classics published in 2008.

    So I don’t think there is any “bullshit” there.

  239. 254. Diyasena

    “It does offend. I object to your coining such words and using them.”

    That makes you a closet eezhamist. Maybe it’s time to come out of the closet and hold hands with Vaiko and Nedumoron.

    ———————————

    A day will come when that will also happen. A day will come when the entire Tamil race will be up in anger with you.

    You are hastening that day. All the best. JAYAWEWA.

  240. ITS TIME FOR SINHALESE TO WORK HARD AND UNITE THE COUNTRY..ITS INT HE HANDS OF SINHALESE TO UNITE OR DIVIDE THIS COUNTRY.

  241. TAMILS IN LANKA ARE NOT SCARED OF NO ONE THESE DAYS.IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SCARED OF ARMY OR MR OR SINHALESE,SORRY SIR U HAVE GONE BACK 30YEARS IN TIME.!!

  242. Godzilla

    The 1st Lady is Secular, which is why we saw her in a Hindu Temple inKkerala, St. Anthony’s Church at Kochchikade and the Buddhist temples. She told me this in the presence of her husband when they asked me to Temple Trees for a Sai Baba Bajan – as he took over as PM. We must respect her for validating the secular culture. My late Mother too piously prayed in the places of many worhip – including Paalkudi Bawa in
    Kadirgamam. We inherited our secular genes from my other. Ceylonse were known for their racial-religious tolerance and pluraily then – more than now.

    As to the grinning Pilliaiyan (that is his only educational qualification other than holding an AK-47) a Tamil “holding” the EP CM position,That is all he is allowed to do – just hold. Don’t take my word here – take his. Here’s what he told the country not long ago “As CM, I can do almost nothing. I am just like a peon. Everything is done by the Sinhala ex-uniformed Governor” So that is the success of the new era of “giving the Tamils their just due and justice” Ms Imelda and Patkunam are 2 examples of the Northern version of “Tamils running their own affairs” – as you can see.
    Ask yourself why the Govt (and the Defence Secy) are still reluctant to allow a PC to the North before castigating us for pleading for reason and justice to the Tamils.
    You ask me why I mention Buddhist and the monks. Sir, can’t you see since 1956 it is just those two elements that have virtually run the country. Decide for yourself if they have done well – or otherwise?
    The duo has grown from strength to strength with most of the world made to believe there are hardly any Sinhala Christians, Tamiils, Muslims and others worth talking here. Look at India and Singapore for comparison.
    As to your comments on the USA, UK, Australia overseas borrowings surely the lenders know they have the assets and the capacity to pay back. As to us, more than 75% of what we borrow today goes back as long and short term interest payments – can’t you see? Millions incurred as 5-star h otel expenses incured on non-descript “super film stars” at the recently failed IIFA still remain unpaid.By the I’m glad Namal was invited for Vivek Oberoi’s weddingf as Dayan says we are the 2nd fastest growing economy in Asiua (how I wish this was true and real) why are people in the street unable to buy the ..berad, eggs, coconuts. Forget Seer Fish, Jumbo Prwans, Mutton and Kukul – all of which now becoming luxurities in the country
    So you’ve done the Toronto, Melbourne and Staten Island route. How come you missed Elondon,
    Swiss, Sermany – where live much of the now dreaded diaspora

    At least for the sake of the country all of us love, let us hope after the Coronoation on the 19th the regency will take action to bring smiles, happiness, security to the Tamil North. How about starting with that Swimming Pool at Jaffna College – the pet project of the Regent-in-Waiting and the Blue Brigade?

    ISS

  243. Comment 261,

    I am sure Saibaba would will not tolerate anti Buddhist behaviour.

    Besides Buddha is their own although we adapted him.

  244. 253. Mahesh //If I support terrorism, do you support state terrorism..//////

    I certainly support killing of all terrorist and their sympathisers who sit on the side and throw stones at others, talk cowerdly about the plight of Tamils when what they really want is something else. There are hiding terror sympathisers and active ones, there is only one solution to all of them. The more these fellows agitate, the more power and excuse it gives MR to terrorise innocent tamils and singhalese. These terror sympathisers should get theuir heads cleaned or we need people like GT to clean them up once and for all. Or else they are a threat to all free people. Our country does not need them any longer. That is exactly what your giovernment did to the seaks.  

  245. #247 Godzilla,

    ‘Pala ethi rukata ney gal gahanney’ bung

    Our friend ISS is still between the second and third stages of grief. He has reconciled with the fact that the illiterate Bandas and Chena boys were able to defeat the warriors of the intellectually superior race. Now his anger is toward the people who have consistently stood in the way of establishing full blown apartheid rule over the all island or a mono-ethnic bantustan over a disproportionate area.. Take ii east eh..

  246. #255 ISS,

    ‘” while every other Province has a Council running its affairs since 1987 this is denied to the Tamils in the North-East?”

    Firstly it is North & East. A majority of the people in the East are against the re-merger. A merger cannot be forced down their throats like it was in 1987.. The East has controlled democracy not the democrazy that you desire to create chaos. Pillaiyan has not been given the keys to the car as he tried to ditch the Sinhala and Muslim passengers in the middle of the road (favourable distribution of PC lands).. The North too shall get a PC when the ethnically cleansed Moors and Sinhalese are resettled.

    “they feel the NEP could be
    built up to a model, united l and economically successul region to reach a Per Capita of US$5,000”

    Of course, if 35% of the total land and 50% of the coastline is exclusively handed over to less than 10% of the population the per capita income can be made much higher than $5,000.. With less population and more resources increasing PER CAPITA income is easy az..

    “Many Tamils see the South economically and politically finished.”

    Statements like this make me wonder if your actual first name starts with an A. First the South was to collapse due to war expenditure in 2008. Then due to not receiving IMF loan in 2009. Then due to Raj Rajratnam pulling out of the stock market. Then due to the EU pulling GSP+ in 2010.. Your morbid fantasy gets modified but never comes true. Wake up and smell the coffee mate, or you might die a bitter and frustrated old man..

    On the contrary the country has recovered and secured 35% of it’s land 50% of it’s coastline, which was previously inaccessible to 90% of its population. No country has experienced such an expansion in Natural resources in recent times..

    Tourism is expanding exponentially (yes, your boycott Sri Lanka campaign was an EPIC FAIL).. The EEZ is to expand multiplefold in the next couple of years. Oil exploration is about begin.. The Hambanthota harbour and the Sampur/ Somapura industrial areas should be full throttle in a couple of years.. In a matter of time the increase income will offset and surpass the cost of living.. We will engage the development war with the same vigour and determination which our forces fought the great patriotic war..

    “They ask why shoud we be part of a country and society that is terminally ill?”

    No one’s holding here you by force. If you don’t like it catch a plane to Chennai, or if you want something better I’m sure a few of the bloggers here know Alex Kuhendrarajah’s number..

  247. “A day will come when that will also happen. A day will come when the entire Tamil race will be up in anger with you.”

    Prabhakaran was full of Tamil rhetoric like you and look where it got you. The Tamils have tried to defeat and destroy the Sinhalese for more than 2500 years and they have failed over and over again. The Tamils may rule in Tamil Nadu but it’s the Sinhalese who rule in Sri Lanka.

  248. 264. Diyasena

    #258 Mahesh

    We will be ready..BRING IT ON..

    —————————-

    Why should I bring it to you. You yourself will invite it.

    ———————–

    263. Anonymous

    I never supported tigers and you are accusing me of that.

    ———————–

    267. Sach

    “A day will come when that will also happen. A day will come when the entire Tamil race will be up in anger with you.”

    Prabhakaran was full of Tamil rhetoric like you and look where it got you. The Tamils have tried to defeat and destroy the Sinhalese for more than 2500 years and they have failed over and over again. The Tamils may rule in Tamil Nadu but it’s the Sinhalese who rule in Sri Lanka.

    ———————————-

    Don’t compare a terrorist with me. I was only telling your faults as a govt and the atrocities committed by the sinhalese.

    If justice is not meted out to the people and the tamils made to feel that they are part of the govt then if not today this may resurface in the future also. If not immediate future in the distant future.

    You didn’t defeat the Ltte with your own strength only. India lended a helping hand for you. Other countries chipped in with their help.

    Your MR said that first he will finish the LTTE and then give a political soln to the tamils.

    Whether he keeps his word let us see. So far there is no sign of any political solution.

    In that event the mood of the countries around you will change.

    Let us not speculate. Let us wait and see.

  249. If justice is not meted out to the people and the tamils made to feel that they are part of the govt then if not today this may resurface in the future also. If not immediate future in the distant future.

    sorry, it must have been

    If justice is not meted out to the people and the tamils are not made to feel that they are part of the govt then if not today this may resurface in the future also. If not immediate future in the distant future.

  250. Diyasena (#266)

    No one is asking you to “hand over the North-East Province” The demand is to restore what was the sovreign reality 100 years ago and for over 2,000 years hence. By the way , why does US political analyst Robert Kaplan in his recent book “The Indian Oceanand the future of American Power” notes visiting Chinese Admiral Zheng laid a plaque in Galle in 1410 in 3 languages – Chinese, Persian and TAMIL and “sought the blessings of Hindu dieties for a peaceful world built on trade” Cor Blimey, no Sinhalese there. Now this whole business of the border is getting murkier, don’t you think? How come he missed Sinhalese, if it was
    around there then. I believe it was. For God’s sake, don’t curse me for this.

    Are you now saying those backing the Aliya do not belong to the exclusive Sinhala Island too? Even the wimpish and politically semi-paralysed Ranil will not agree.

    Good of you to be concerned about my death. If you are really ignorant of the true state of the economy, pal, you are yet another brain-dead yakka. Clearly, you are also one of those firm believers of the Amerikan piti thrasthawadaya and its semi-literate pseudo-patriots. That ministerial ignoramus who coined the phrase does not know most of our Wheat Flour comes from Australia. But that lot had trouble with Geography usually. One of them thought North Korea and Cuba were neighbouring States.

    I will rejoice at the success of Lankan tourism. Remember this is IN SPITE of the poor performing government and not BECAUSE of them. My friend R. Sivaratnam (late) made great contributions to the trade including the maginificent Kandalama Hotel in the vicinity of Sigiriya – and many other investments in the Maldives and India – before he died prematurel a few years ago. We owe thanks to the organized private sector that included many innovative Tamils (the Gardiners, Ken Balendra, Kailasapillai et al) for the success of the tourist industry. It has so far managed to keep itself miles away being contaminated by the ruling political se although the industry was aghast a street rabble rouser came in as their ministerial boss – for a short while, mercifully. It is good the President intervened and stopped the Beach Carnival of the Naked and the Drugged at Hikkaduwa – the brain child of an ambitious young Minister who hardly knows the trade at all. His presenc in the government is only because his father is a leading legal eagle.

    You carry the “you” and “we” syndrome too far. You should focus more with your inherent knowledge and intellect you display in narrowing differences and not the other way around. I suspect the Tamils will have more ways than one to free themselves from the Grand Final Solution that seems to be in full steam and far beyond that “managemeable 10%” said to be counselled by Harry Jayawardenba QC to that faithful listener Dunnoth Baragannang Wijetunge – dear boy to those with your inclination while Disgusting B… to others.

    As to your thoughtful suggestion I take a plane to Chennai if things are bad there, are you not aware many wwell-do-do Sinhalese have been leaving the country
    regularly in the past few years. Its more now. Usually the young children go for studies – find employment, stay there and get the rest of the family. Have a look at the emigration figures, if you can. The declining situation in the country is hitting us all – Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers and others. Bread getting scarcer even at Rs.45, Eggs at Rs.20, Seer at Rs.1,000
    and Mutton at Rs.1,100 – and a bottle of ordinary Scotch Whiskey at Rs.4,900 – are only some of the symptoms of a ruined economy. Rhetoric and ministeral diktat will not alter the situation as one would like. Neityher will Johnny comes lately’s.

    ISS

  251. Diyasena (#266)

    In haste I missed commenting on the NEP.
    The North-East Province was Tamil-speaking from ancient times. Let’s skip centuries and come to 1987 when it was merged. This was done after the best legal brains on both sides of the Palk Straits converged and felt this was the best solution for both feuding communities and for their future unity and peace. The Agreement that was arrived at was signed by 2 heads of State on behalf of both countries and people . What faith can the world have in us if we now turn and say what was signed by JRJ does not hold good under CBK or MR? This solemn agreement was to be dishonoured later by a judicial maverick , whom the entire country knew was planning a political career after his retirement. Ironically, now retired he states the merger was not wrong but the manner it was done was. He has counselled there is space to change it – i.e. go back to the Merged position. In the interim, the faith the international community in the integrity of trusting Sri Lanka lies grievously injured. To make a long thing short, in spite of forced colonisastion and various other provocations the North-East Province is one in which the Tamil speaking people have been and are in the majority. Even if the current violence, forced demographic changes and genocide succeeds they will continue to legally, emotionally resist the injustice otherwise seeking assistance wherever they can to gain their dues and justice that now lies denied to them.
    People with your learning and intellect can change the equation

    ISS

  252. Diyasena (#265)

    Trying the false propagation we have assumed we are a superior race is to malign and create hatred against us. You are not the first to try this – and may not be the last either. I don’t think any Tamil of some learning considers himself superior to any other human being. But in your case, for your own reason and comparison, you think some Tamils or all are way above you, there is very little I can do there.

    “Gal gaevey api pala nisada? Thaama gal oyanawa wage”

    ISS.”

  253. #270-272 ISS

    “By the way , why does US political analyst Robert Kaplan in his recent book “The Indian Oceanand the future of American Power” notes visiting Chinese Admiral Zheng laid a plaque in Galle in 1410 in 3 languages – Chinese, Persian and TAMIL and “sought the blessings of Hindu dieties for a peaceful world built on trade” Cor Blimey, no Sinhalese there. Now this whole business of the border is getting murkier, don’t you think? How come he missed Sinhalese, if it was.”

    ROFLMFAO.. That’s a ripper mate..Okay, I’ve stopped laughing now..So the Sri Lankan security forces should prepare for a war with Iran’s revolutionary guard as well eh?, because according to your groundbreaking theory Sri Lanka was the homeland of the PERSIANS as well. This is what happens when so called ‘intellectuals’ make ‘half baked’ assumptions based on ‘something’ they read without knowing a rat’s *SS about the relevant background..

    When Cheng Ho came Galle was an international harbour.. And the tri-lingual inscription was made for the reading of international mariner’s docking in the harbour. The three languages were representative of the three most common FOREIGN merchant vessels arriving in Galle at the time (from Iran/ Sindh, South India and China)..The Chinese version praises Buddha, the Tamil one praises the Hindu gods and the Persian version praises Almighty Allah…The seafaring days of the Sinhala Kingdom was over by the 15th century and Cheng Ho was not on very good terms with the King of Kotte,..

    “The North-East Province was Tamil-speaking from ancient times.”

    Where’s the archaeological evidence mate?? Repeating the same lie over a 100 times, does not make it sound any more truthful. The first Tamil language inscription is from the 12th century AD (that too made on the behest of Sinhala King advising traders from South India), that is 1,100 years after the first Sinhala inscription in Jaffna…

    ” Let’s skip centuries and come to 1987 when it was merged. This was done after the best legal brains on both sides of the Palk Straits converged and felt this was the best solution for both feuding communities and for their future unity and peace ”

    It was a illegal foreign intervention which forced down the throat of sovereign nation under duress of invasion.. It infringed on the rights of the Moors and Sinhalese in the East and was rightfully struckdown by the supreme court.. Attacking the character of the Chief Justice does not make any difference.

    “No one is asking you to “hand over the North-East Province” The demand is to restore what was the sovreign reality 100 years ago and for over 2,000 years hence”

    Once the ethnically cleansed Sinhalese are given access to the state land in the North the REAL sovereign reality of the last 2,500 years will be restored. We are not far away from that time..

    “Even if the current violence, forced demographic changes and genocide succeeds they will continue to legally, emotionally resist the injustice otherwise seeking assistance wherever they can to gain their dues and justice that now lies denied to them.”

    You can whine and moan to your heart’s content. You can shout it from the rooftops or even self-immolate.. But you will NEVER get a mono-ethnic bantustan and disproportionate access to resources at the expense of other citizens again. The era of APPEASEMENT has passed mate, get over it..

  254. #270-#272 (il)Aya Sera Senguttuvan

    “Are you now saying those backing the Aliya do not belong to the exclusive Sinhala Island too? Even the wimpish and politically semi-paralysed Ranil will not agree.”

    Pray tell me, where did I say this is an exclusively Sinhala island. Every inch of this island is the homeland of any individual born on it (or migrates in a legal manner)…NO community has any right to claim a part of it as their EXCLUSIVE LAND..

    “You carry the “you” and “we” syndrome too far”

    Go back and read your own posts, they reek with arrogance and malice towards other people. When someone doesn’t agree with your position become cracks, semi-literates, terminally ill, Disgusting B…etc. etc. When you have no answer to the message you stoop to personal attacks..

    “That ministerial ignoramus who coined the phrase does not know most of our Wheat Flour comes from Australia. ”

    So what mate, does it make a difference to our economy whether the wheat comes from Western Australia, Dakota, Oklahoma or Kansas?? Weaning off the population from wheat products can save the country valuable Forex..A few years ago people like you would have scoffed at the idea of rice-meal bread or kurahan bread..But today it is a reality.. It still needs many improvements but the changes can be made with proper R & D..

    “Eggs at Rs.20, Seer at Rs.1,000”

    Eggs are around Rs. 13.50-14 in the Lak sathosa..And seer fish is about Rs. 350-400 in the Fish market.. Your local vendor is ripping you off buddy, maybe be bit more pro-active and shop around a bit.. And what do you exactly mean by ordinary scotch?? Even the cheapest of scotch is $40-50 in most countries..Maybe stick to old arrack then..

  255. Diyasena (#273/274#)

    You are “generous” to admit Tamil inscriptions in the 12th century while your emotional cousin in the last Midweek Review, presumably, in the joy of extension and a mix of uncontrolled gratitude to the King who caused that extention plus the anti-Tamil virus within – whose report of Admiral Zheng you quote – challenges all and sundry to produce evidence Ilangai Tamils had the learning to produce books before the 14th century. So they did’nt- ah!! As to other available archeological and other as evidencel of the presence of Tamls in the island from ancient times, they will very likely vanish at the behest of that superman now in charge of Energy – whom a former GM/CEB, learned senior engineer and Cricketer – to boot, describes recently as “both superman and magician”for changing the fortunes of the CEB to +++ from the dungeons it was, financially speaking to the extent total privatisation was almost signed. I suspect all of these fine people belong to the same team.

    Your price of Eggs, Seer Fish reminds me of what the Kade Mudalali dryly responds when we remind him of the State’s claim of lower prices “Ehnang.., Mahattaya, Lake House eketa gihila laba ganna” A few hundreds of kilos of Onions and Eggs at lower prices than the cost – courtesy Johnny come Lately – is unlikely to fool the country at large, my friend. As to rice-bread and kurakkan let me say, at a personal level Kurakkan Pittu, Red Rice, indhiappa were and are my favourites. Remember those times of terrible food shortages in 1975/76 State stooges similarly tried to cover governement failure to provide essentials. They were thrown out in 1977 – in spite of Mrs B being a champion of the Sinhala Buddhists against the near-agnostic JRJ.
    It was not the voters then were all UNPers. Their stomachs took the better of their heads and their pseudo-Nationalism when they entered the polling booth.

    You denigrate me in various terms and yet chose to
    call me “Ayah” This answers your complaint against me.
    If you re- read my posts, you will see I am sometimes forced to reply trenchantly – only in response. I do not initiate trivia.

    Ordinary and original Scotch- JW Red, Teachers, Bells are priced around US$23-28. Even Arrack (and Beer) are now outside the reach of the average social drinker due to punishing Excise/Duty. I think it is the respected ex-Mercantile boss Charu who wrote “in most gatherings of the Sinhala nationalist political groupings Kasippu mudalalis are present offering financial support for the lukewarm Mathata Thitta programmes.
    The cunning Muddalai is there either get a ban or raise Duties of liquor sky high so the hooked are forced to turn to their moonshine joints.

    Sunil Handunetti, who visited MP Padmini Sithamparanathan last week, tells the Sinhala South “how nice and peaceful Jaffna is and how happy the Tamil people there are” – if you and your team care to know and wish to change the situation. It will be tragic if we are to be polarised more than we are. The emotional to the geographic and physical.

    You ask me to stick to the Old goodie. I thought you would have asked me to go for Panang Kallu. Now that you bring the subject, I am a casual/ social drinker and can do without bacchus. In my regular piligrimages both to South and North India I abstain – for months. But if we are to eventual part would be saddened to lose the society/friends where at home now and then my close Sinhala friends joined me with those goodies from the Scottish Mountains, Bordeaux-Beaujolais and the beatiful French countryside of the Province of Champagne. And I, often at their hospitable homes
    where we are “dear friendsd and uncles/aunties”

    Nonetheless, here’s to gladder tidings post-2nd Coronation 11/19/10

    ISS

  256. ——–In the interim, the faith the international community in the integrity of trusting Sri Lanka lies grievously injured—–ISS.

    It will be helpful if you name the specific countries that are “grievously injured”.

    India, China, Russia, Japan, Korea,Iran, Saudi Arabia and a host of others in the Middle East,and in South America , haven’t indicated any” injuries” .as afar I understand.

    Your list will clarify whether these countries have been ditched from the International Community, for any reason.

  257. —-“are you not aware many wwell-do-do Sinhalese have been leaving the country—– ISS,

    Isn’t it always the case my friend?

    Unlike the Sinhalese, all the well to do and not so well to do Tamil people got a head start on this with assisted facilities when the LTTE took charge.

    But the Sinhalese are doing it the hard way still, as it costs around $5000 minimum to start with..

    But the majority which is what matters to Srilanka and it will be over 90 percent of the population, has no problem as long as they can live peacefully as they are doing now.

    If they can get a job, I am sure that is happening with all these developments as acknowledged by the Lakbima even, and look after their families in a safe environment that is what matters to them.

    Whiskey @ Rs 5000 and Seer Fish @ Rs 1000 also would not be an issue for this vast majority.

  258. #274 ISS

    “your emotional cousin in the last Midweek Review, presumably, in the joy of extension and a mix of uncontrolled gratitude to the King who caused that extention plus the anti-Tamil virus within – whose report of Admiral Zheng you quote”

    Unlike you I don’t need to read and quote recent web articles to back my opinions on archaeology.. History and archaeology have been my pet subjects ever since my parent forbade me to engage in it as a profession and pushed me into the science stream..

    “They were thrown out in 1977 – in spite of Mrs B being a champion of the Sinhala Buddhists against the near-agnostic JRJ.
    It was not the voters then were all UNPers. Their stomachs took the better of their heads and their pseudo-Nationalism when they entered the polling booth”

    One of JR’s main campain themes was bringing about a ‘Dharmishta samajaya’. I don’t know how you call Mrs B.’s socialist mess of a government as Sinhala Buddhist champions. Her government even took history out of the school curriculum. Once Ranil is eliminated and Sajith and Dayaisiri take the helm, the patriotic u-turn of the UNP would also be complete. Then people will have a wider range of choices to make..

    “Nonetheless, here’s to gladder tidings post-2nd Coronation 11/19/10”

    Well cheers to you too uncle (though seeya/ thaatha may be more appropriate). Let us know next time when your not preparing for a pilgrimage and I will shout you a nice single malt. Since you like to read a lot as well I’ll bring a copy of Mudaliyar C. Rasanayagam’s (I am almost willing to bet, you will now come up with a personal character attack on him) ‘Ancient Jaffna’ along with the bottle..

    Have a good one..

  259. Comment 275 —–ISS,

    Even without Ranil holding the Exec Prime Ministership , ISS and his Sinhala mates are indulging in Scotch Whiskey and Beaujolais whilst calling the Sinhalese majority illiterates , losers and thugs.

    With the savings from the previous payments to the LTTE coffers, I thought they would imbibe something more up market like rare Single Malts and sophisticated Reds and Whites from prestige Chateaus like La Conseillate Pomerol or Loiu Latour Chassagne Montrachet Ter Cru.

    One thing that we would have loved to see is the good Tamil peoplein Jaffna going for at least one of Handunnetti’s Tibia instead of the hair.

  260. My motherland – whatever label you may wish to ascribe to it – Heladiva, Helabima, Sinhalay or Sri Lanka, is the oldest country in the world within its present borders.

    Sri Lanka wants all non-indigenous minorities of our nation such as the Tamils, Muslims, Moors and others of whatever label, to be a part of our Nation, to join the country’s mainstream, just the way how minority communities are expected to do in all countries of the world, especially in places like Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Norway and help to strengthen our nation founded on the noble principles of non-violence, tolerance, compassion, where peaceful co-habitation has been the cornerstone from historic times. “Forgiving and forgetting”
    has been the attitude of our people, even to those who have harmed us repeatedly from historic times, because our people know that eventually justice and truth will prevail .

  261. Diyasena (#278) I’ve always found debating with naaki ilandariyas interesting – although they remark, when they meet me first time, they imagined me to be much older, I am glad in addition to the sciences history-archeology gained – although I cannot but resist to comment you must keep away from instant archeology and manufactured history. Go for the real thng. Whether one reads from the Libraries of the Peradeniya, UK, Harvard or gain material from blogs all of us have to reach out for knowledge, you might agree.

    As to MrsB don’t forget it was the Mahanayake’s call “she is out mother” that robbed Dudley of his victory
    after he developed the country in his 1965-70 tenure..

    Whiskey and I – Single Malt and other – have kept away from each other – as my wife tells my hosts when I say I don’t take the stuf when this is offered to me in their gracious homes.Fret no more – I have many other idiosyncracies too.

    Not just Mudaliyar Rasanayagam but Indrapala/n too.
    But the former did not “twist” history for narrow reasons.

    Godzilla (#279) I have not contributed not only to the LTTE – to the UNP/SLFP too. I helped the JVP, in a way, in the 70s when Vaas Tilekeratne used to regularly visit me for “chats” where I counselled a non-violent approach to them. But they were one of the 6 gangs that attacked my bungalow for 4 days. My drivers and security men told me while they smashed the Crystal chandeliers, the bathrooms and my well-stocked bar dsigned by a talented-architect – family friend, they did not steal. Vaas T met me later – long before he was killed by his own comrades and was insistent their men did not take part in the attack.

    I don’t know if this will surprise you. It is not only the UNPers who used to share my Scot-French goodies in the lean 70s. Some of them from the former SLFP Govts still remain my friends. SWRD, Stanley, Sarath Wijesinghe (very far seniors in age) were connoisieurs too – as our friend Bunty told us when he was around.
    What more now the neuve riche come to us “apata kiyala denneko mona whiskey, brandy kehelmal gedera
    thiyaganna kiyala. Vedagath kenek awoth denda oney ne. Komada egollanta arraku dhenne?” That is the new thathwaya brigade. I don’t mock at them. Their future generations will gain greater sophistication than all of us.

    You mention French wines – I used to regularly visit Lyon – the Capitale Gastronomie of the world – because of my Gourmet-Gastronomie interests. I am pleased you know your Wines. When I visited Montreal recently my son shared an 80yr old Rothschild Red from one of their (R’s) prized Bordeaux Cellars .

    As Amartya answered the world media when he won the Nobel “my past-times are long bicycle rides and still longer arguments.”

    I’d love to have both of you for masala vadai fried in thala thel – favourites in my traditional homeland. Will be delighted to give you more than Dudlige sudiya. As Oscar Wilde wisely remarked “:it is the critical spirit that initiates” Let’s hope we can intitiate what is required in a land that we passionately love remembering Doris Day’s soothing refrain “Que sera sera”

    ISS

  262. Godzilla (#279) Re. the last para of your comments. I can understand Laksham Hulugalla, with his established learning, trying to inflame the Sinhalese with the falsehood it was the Tamils in Jaffna that attacked Handunetti – nothwithstanding photographic evidence and all. That, of course, is the integrity of our Info Czar – the mumbling version of Joe Goebbels. But you ???? Handunetti himself and his JVPers are pointing out the army bikers who caused the carnage. He tells the country what he has learnt of the true plight of the Tamils there – do you care to listen? Hmm -One of those false accusations against the Tamils that went haywire???? Many before did succeed, however, from 1958.

    ISS

  263. Dear bloggers,

    Did you notice one thing in dbsjeyaraj.com?

    There are radically different views amoung tamil bloggers regarding LTTE, Tamil Eazham etc. We are not united even in projecting the genocide that took place in the last few days of the war.

    But all sinhalese bloggers stand united in criticizing LTTE and Tamil Eazham. They are also united in supporting the attrocities of the sinhalese thugs and the mullaitheevu massacres done by the 99.9999…% sinhalese SL army.

    This itself shows that Tamils are divided and Sinhalese are united.

    My dear tamil brothers and sisters. Please stand united. Not only in this blog but in the real world also. Please get united for the cause of making the tamils of eazham and other parts of Sri Lanka to lead a prosperous life without losing their tamil identity. God has already given cruel punishment for not having unity amoung us. Let us learn at least now how to stand united.

  264. Comment 284, bring up a valid point.

    Sinhala bloggers here are the new generation, ie the ” Baby Boomers and their off springs”

    They are the commoners ,They represent the overwhelming majority of Srilankans who are only craving for peace and prosperity..

    I can guarantee that they have no axe to grind against the majority Tamil people who are out of the Terrorist grip.

  265. Comment 283,

    In contrary,majority of Sinhalese are well past this “inflamamtion”.

    VP with all his cruel acts could not get them to retaliate against the innocent Tamil civilians even in the deep South.

    In fact a majority of the Sinhalese would have loved to see the good Tamil people belting the crap out of Handunetti and his cohort Shorty with the Red shirt.

    I am at a loss to understand how you became a JVP supporter, considering your elite , intellectual ,and wealthy background.

    Surely it can’t be for ideological reasons.

    After May 2009, all previous”Pacts” whether they were signed in Oslo ,Thimpu or Tokyo are null and void.

    Tamil Diaspora and the Tamil establishment in Srilanka and their political leaders backed the LTTE to play for all or nothing ,

    This three decade war ended last year with total elimination of the” worriers.”

    Now it is not reasonable or practical or sensible to say , we really didn’t back them now that they are no more , we want our”Old Pacts” back in play and lead us to own “homelands.”

    Rajapaks has no obligations to satisfy anyone other than the great majority of Srilankans who supported him as well as the others who were mislead to oppose him at the election.

    Carrying this responsibility ,He has set correct and long overdue goals to take Srilanka in to the 21 Century as an United ,independent developed Nation..

    He has shown that he has the capability and the resources for the tasks at hand.

    Whether you like it or not it is the reality.

    It is the People like you who have the knowledge, the experience, the connections and above all the responsibility to ensure that the less privileged Tamil people who are left behind are helped to join in the progress and share the prosperity in years to come.

    What matters is not where you live, but how you live.

    If our contributions either intellectual or material or both, can help even a tiny bit in the reconciliation and lead the Sinhalese and Tamils to live in harmony, we can have a clear conscience and happy mind when God comes knocking.

  266. Dear Mr.Jeyaraj,

    You write a lot about the plight and future of Eazham Tamils. It shows that you are very much interested in shaping the future of Eazham Tamils.

    (Dear Sinhalese bloggers, there is nothing wrong in using the word Eazham Tamils even in an unified Sri Lanka. In India no one feels bad about saying Tamil Nadu Tamils. The phrase Tamil Nadu Tamils implies that Tamils are in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Delhi, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, UK, Norway etc)

    Mr.Jeyaraj, why can’t you, other journalists and other intellectuals come forward to fill up the vaccum that has been created in the Tamil political arena after the war?

  267. Dear Jeyaraj

    You remind me of Mr A. Amirthalingam, who said in 1978, that the Tamil youths with 4 hand-guns could not achieve anything big. If Prabaharan and the few boys with him thought, Oh! Amirthalingam is a great lawyer and a good thinker, then there couldn’t have been a LTTE. Please, do not bring the nonsense like, at the end LTTE failed. Today, the LTTE has more backings to re-emerge than in 1970s, whether you people like it or not, accept it or not, that is the fact.. Please, do not bring your thoughts as the future happenings.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I cant recall Amir as having said this but if he had indeed said so then it appears that History proved him right. Let’s leave the handguns aside but the LTTE despite having reached great “military” heights could not achieve anything in the end. In spite of the formidable arsenal, black tigers, sea tigers, air wing etc the final outcome was the Mullivaaikkaal debacle. By refusing to realise his limitations and prolonging the war instead of negotiating from a position of strength when he was on top Prabhakaran has caused irredeemable harm to the Tamil people

    Whenever I cautioned the LTTE and urged a course correction and advised the tigers to go in for a political settlement without continuing the pointless war I was simply attacked and vilified by people of your ilk

    I predicted then the downfall of the LTTE and warned that Prabhakaran would be responsible for causing the biggest damage to the Tamil people.Sadly that has come true and I take no pleasure in pointing it out

    What some of us are trying to now is to accept reality and work hard to uplift and emancipate our battered and shattered people. This can only be done in a non-confrontational climate

    What self-acknowledged FOOLS like you and other selfish elements of the Diaspora are trying to do is to cause disruption in some way and feather your nests through fund raising. You all are despicable vermin

    Prabhakaran was the life and soul of the Tamil armed struggle. What he could not do cannot be emulated by idiots like you all. Hyenas cannot be tigers. Buzzards cant be eagles

    I would do whatever I can to prevent people like you enacting a charade in the form of a LTTE revival of violence because such an attempt can only bring great misery to our people living in Sri Lanka

    The days of the LTTE are over. An armed struggle is not possible. Only cooperative politics can help the Tamil people

    To understand this one need not be a lawyer or highly educated. All it requires is common sense, a willingness to face up to truth, genuine remorse for the harm caused to our people and sincere concern for the predicament of our people

  268. # To comment 284 by Yogesh K,

    Dear Yogesh!
    Do not be surprise by the disunity of the Tamils. This is our history and is in our blood. This is actually a Tamil psychological problem.

  269. AT-LAST, I closed my eyes when I decided to call my self a-fool. Therefore no amount of sand thrown at me will irritate my eyes, thanks.

  270. Yogesh (284/287#) Afool (289#)
    What you call disunity among Tamils can also be described as the essence of democratic dissent, much of it was killed when Agnidevan and his minions held sway there. Even under that fascistic darkness there emerged fearless voices – one of which being dear Rajini – whose name and cause is now looked upon in near veneration. To say “all Sinhalese stood united” against atrocities to Tamils then and now will be an injustice to those many voices from the Sinhala South, which even today, at great peril to their own lives, fearlessly articulate against all forms of injustice – to Tamils and Sinhalese. Even in this blog there are many learned who speak for the right and justice across the communal divide That they were united in voicing their anger over LTTE excesses is true – and should be expected. We, from the Tamil side too, continued to voice our protest against these in just as much disapproval. When the initiated Sinhalese express their own fears and insecurity this should not be considered as communal or racial but understood in perspective. Whether real or imaginary they have fears of a division of the country and being swamped by a much larger number from across the Straits. To me and many of us the first is not real and the second sheer madness –but the fear has entered their psyche and blood stream and needs time to gradually disappear.

    Godzilla (#286) I do not fall under the category of a JVP supporter – then or now. But when Tilakeratne used to visit me I certainly was in sympathy with what they stood for. I told him their anti-Indian and anti-Tamil posture will prove counter-productive and hurt the nation – but I agreed with him the depressed classes beyond the Bentota river (from where the bulk of the JVP leadership and support came from) must have greater access to governance and the resources of the State. I did not agree with their violence in 1971 and was totally opposed to their murderous politics of 1988/89.
    I was not alone. Uyangoda, Susil Siriwardena and many intellectuals from the Sinhala side as well.
    As to today’s JVP leadership I am afraid it is only the gullible who will go with them. Weerawansa was the voice and face of the JVP. When position and opportunism seduced him he rendered the party a near non-entity. Look at Nanda Gunatilaka and friends. They are now in the political wilderness.

    ISS

  271. #287 YK,

    “there is nothing wrong in using the word Eazham Tamils even in an unified Sri Lanka”

    Of course not. The word ‘Eela’ is a corruption of the word ‘Seehala’. So when you are referring to ‘Eezham Tamils’, you are referring to ‘Tamils of the Sinhala land’. As long as you use it within the context of a united Sri Lanka, we take no issue..

  272. 292. Diyasena | November 19th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    #287 YK,

    “there is nothing wrong in using the word Eazham Tamils even in an unified Sri Lanka”

    Of course not. The word ‘Eela’ is a corruption of the word ‘Seehala’
    ———————————————————–

    You may look at it that way because you know these historical things, but you know very well that ordinary sinhala folk get their blood boiling when they here eelam. That is exactly what some rascals try to do,to provoke the sinhalese.I hope they don’t fall into any traps in the future and ignore these kind of unneccessary terms given to tamils living in srilanka by those with sinister motive. Tamils living in srilanka are just that, tamils living in srilanka and should be referred to as such, not even as srilankan tamils,because there is only one tamil race in this world. Tamils also shoot themselves in the foot by referring to refering to themselves as jaffna, batti, colombo, upcountry tamils. I don’t see sinhalese doing that by low country, upcountry, kandyan, southern, anurathapura etc.Tamils also provoke sinhalese with eezham tamil which is the latest one dividing eezham and non eezham tamils and done to put up the blood pressure of sinhalese and then complain when they get a slap. Unfortunately the fellow who gets the slap is the nearest tamil available, not the rascals who coin such phrases from far off lands.

    Having said that i suspect you might have been just sarcastic to this joker.

  273. Comment 282

    ————now the neuve riche come to us “apata kiyala denneko mona whiskey, brandy kehelmal gedera
    thiyaganna kiyala. Vedagath kenek awoth denda oney ne. Komada egollanta arraku dhenne?———— ISS

    In a few years. People from Pudhithikurruppu , Kilinochi and Mannar will be be asking the same from you in Tamil!.

    How nice would be that be —and it is progress.

    Being a A village kid from the poor South I can relate well to these people.

    Enjoying drop from Bordeaux still is a distant dream for them.

    Still they may be able to access good White and Reds from our new friends in Austral Asia, where fantastic wines are available at very moderate e prices.

    Hopefully when the things get better , our Wine Merchants will import quality drops like the Reds from Coonawarra. Clare Valle and Mclaren Vale in Australia and beautiful trendy Whites from Marlborough in NZ.

    We can then have a better appreciation of wine is all about rather than drinking that cheap plonk from Jacobs creek.

    By the way did you enjoy the 80 year Vintage with a piece of Wagyu from Kobe?/

  274. here is an excerpt from an article. Are they trying to kill this man in jail. Kotelawela was able to spend his entire sojourn in the prison hospital,while this man is discharged in a few days. Money still speaks in srilanka it seems. If you have pots of money you can be comfortable even in prison, while a man without any assets still having shrapnel in his body is treated differently.the sinhalese don’t seem to be interested at all in fonseka any more. maybe what prabha said that they have short memories is true. mahinda the monarch better watch out if the country is not developed fast. When they forget about his dutugemunu episodes he will have to abdicate if he does not deliver the economic results that are expected as the peace dividend.

    “Sarath Fonseka discharged from hospital, taken back to prison cell
    Published: Saturday, Nov 20, 2010, 20:22 IST
    Place: COLOMBO | Agency: PTI

    Sri Lanka’s jailed ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka was discharged from a prison hospital, where he was admitted to earlier this week after complaining of sudden illness, and taken back to his cell, jail officials said today.

    59-year-old Fonseka, the leader of the opposition Democratic National Alliance (DNA), has been discharged from the hospital, the officials said.

    The Colombo high court had ordered jail officials to provide adequate medical facilities to Fonseka after his lawyers asked it to intervene to ensure proper health care to him. The court had also ordered the prison to provide him an exercise machine and repair the roof of his cell.

    However, it is not immediately clear if the repair work on the cell roof was done and facilities ordered by the court had been made available before he was taken back to his cell.

    Fonseka’s wife said that during the heavy rains last week her husband himself had to use five buckets provided to him by the prison authorities to clear the water out of his cell in order to prevent its flooding.

    The former army chief was arrested after the presidential elections in January which he had unsuccessfully contested as the common opposition candidate against incumbent Mahinda Rajapksha.

    He was sentenced by a court martial to a 30-month jail term in September for his involvement in corruption in defence deals during his tenure.”

  275. Comment 295,

    Didn’t VP and PA leave the shrapnel in him?

    Didn’t the whole Diaspora wanted him dead?

    So what is the reason for this sudden “U” Turn ?

    Can that be a memory lapse too?

  276. Sorry,Not keeping well………..DBSJ

    Anna, Hope you are getting better. Wish you speedy recovery. Have rest for time being !

    Thank You. Getting better now……..DBSJ

  277. #296 godzilla

    Who is PA?your uncle? however much DBSJ tries to explain in his artcles that the diaspora is not one monolithic organisation, but just like in sinhala and tamil societies back home different segments of the population, it does not jell with people who don’t want to see something that they don’t like to see.

    human rights are universal. Today it will be you, tomorrow it will be me. just because you maybe quite used to u turns don’t think tamils are also like that.

    fonseka was a soldier. he had a job to do and he did it and in the process he made many enemies among the tamils. Then he did not want to just warm a chair twiddling his thumbs and thought of doing something for the country before he dies. When he made the transition from soldier to politician he modified his policy towards tamils openly and paid the price just like ranil did. So he and ranil are no longer enemies of the tamil people though ranil also was a member of one of the dirtiest UNP governments of JR.For heavens sake can’t people change for you?Even if these two never have power again, they will be satisfied when they meet their maker that they did the right thing.. I only hope that mahinda who i have a fondness for on a personal level, because of his 40 year political career, which is largely unblemished without lazy shortcuts like SWRD and JR’s march to kandy, also make that transition one day without worrying about the votes he will lose. Meeting our maker one day is the most important meeting of our life and everything else is immaterial.

  278. Comment 298 referring to the Defeated Presidential Candidate the Ex Military Chief Fonseka.

    “Then he did not want to just warm a chair twiddling his thumbs and thought of doing something for the country before he dies”

    Just imagine what would have happened to the” human rights” of the Rajapaklsa clan and the millions of poor Sinhala Buddhists in the main ?

    Wonder what ministries would have been handed to Somawans, Tiran Alles ,Arjuna Mano Sambathan and of course Mangala under the Executive PM.Ranil?

    Wonder whether Sajith Premadasa would have got something too ?

  279. #299 godzilla

    You don’t start attacking someone on the basis of what he would have done to you if he had become president. the best way to sort that out permanently is to have structures in place that do not permit post election violence. I remember at one time if the unp wins slfp houses are burned and vise versa. i think we don’t have that now, so democracy has become a bit more matured.

    As for the people you mention here do you think that they are less capable of running a ministry than some of the current numbskulls. unfortunately the westminister system has one drawback where we can never play our best parliamentary team unlike our cricket side.It divides the country but there does not seem a better alternative, because you need a strong opposition too to keep the government on their toes.If there is a national government they might all gang up on the people.

    As for your sinhala bhuddhist under siege mentality which you have been suffering since independence, do you think arjuna is not a sinhala bhuddhist. How many vociferous sinhala bhuddhists like you have practically given their life and all for the country like fonseka. Of course there are the unsung heroes, the soldiers who died or were maimed, but the real guys who shout the loudest about sinhal bhuddhists are the ones who are careful to keep a healthy distance from the battlefield.

  280. #292 Diyasena

    It can be taken in the other way also. Seehala is the corrupted form of the original tamil word ‘Eazham’.

    Tamil is the only language in the sub continent that has originality (apart from sanskrit) and 99.99% different from sanskrit. Tamil has been accepted as a classical language not only by India but also by the entire world.

    Don’t instigate me to quote the origin of the sinhalese race to the intercourse between a lustful princess and a lustful lion. Entire sinhalese language is a corrupted language which originated from tribal language of sri lanka, tamil, bengal and other north indian dialects.

    #293 Shankar

    You are the real rascal who is a sinhalese hiding behind a tamil name. Every linguistic and religious minority have every right to live independently. A linguistic minority or religious minority need not to live at the mercy of the majority. You say a tamil in the majority sinhalese will get a slap if the tamil says he is a eazham tamil. If we live along with thugs that may happen. For that we need not to fear or hide our identity. If the majority give 100 slaps minority can give at least 10 slaps back. You are not a joker. You are the real rascal.

  281. #301-karayalar

    I don’t want to waste my precious time with the likes of you with lenghthy replies. If you want to go through life giving and getting slapped that is your prerogative not mine. It is a wste of tme trying to change your mentality if you are consumed by hate and revenge. First you have to get rid of all that bile out of yur system. though my parents were affected by july 83 neither they or i ever harboured any illwill towards the sinhalese.
    I hope that puts to rest any suspiciouns you might have of my ethnicity, or do you want more proof?

  282. yogesh, by the way when i say that my parents were affected, we the children also were, because we were living with them. sinhalese friends kept us and another family for more than a week , even though stones were landing in the night on their roof. While you live comfortably abroad, i suppose you don’t mind your brethren getting slapped 100 times while you slap the sinhalese 10 times.

  283. #301 YK,

    “Don’t instigate me to quote the origin of the sinhalese race to the intercourse between a lustful princess and a lustful lion.”

    If you take the word ‘Sinha’ in the Mahavansa to literally mean Lion then I pity your intelligence..

    “Tamil is the only language in the sub continent that has originality (apart from sanskrit) and 99.99% different from sanskrit. Tamil has been accepted as a classical language not only by India but also by the entire world.”

    Well ‘Eela’ belongs to that 0.01% .. This is not my personal opinion but one that is supported by the likes of Krishnaswamy Aiyanagar..

    “Entire sinhalese language is a corrupted language which originated from tribal language of sri lanka, tamil, bengal and other north indian dialects”

    Corrupted as it is, it was unique enough to be chosen by NASA as one of the 55 languages to first be heard outside our solar system..

  284. People here are talking about Tamil Nadu getting independence. How crazy one can get….

    Vast majority of people in Tamil Nadu are fiercely patriotic Indians and you people here talking about Tamil Nadu getting independence. Independence from whom an Indian friend asks me… lol

    Tamil Nadu enjoying its freedom to the most… its very much India and the people are very much Indians.

    So don’t confuse your little brains with Tamil Nadu getting Independence blah blah. Just talk about Sri Lanka.

  285. Pingback: Wird es schon bald ein gewaltsames Wiedererstehen der LTTE geben? « LTTEwatch Deutschland

Comments are closed.