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by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

(CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)

Writing in these columns last week about the state of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) overseas network I noted that “the Tiger and pro-tiger structures abroad could be broadly classified into two categories”.

The first category is the group comprising organizations that are either fronts or sympathetic to the LTTE.

This category about which I wrote extensively last week ,consists of organizations such as the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) headed by New York lawyer Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Global Tamil Forum(GTF) umbrella group under Germany based Catholic clergyman Fr.SJ Emmanuel and the network consisting of LTTE branches/fronts controlled by Perinbanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyavan living in Norway.

What I want to focus on this week is the second category of LTTE structures which is basically non-transparent and less accountable. This category is far more dangerous because of it’s secretive style of functioning and radical aims. It is in a sense the “real LTTE” within the Tamil Diaspora milieu.

Furthermore it seems to have acquired a new leader in the form of a senior tiger “Colonel” who was reported as being killed in February 2009 during the fighting.

Before elaborating further on this “resurrected” tiger leader and the re-grouping of the “real LTTE” under him I would like to emphasise some salient points about the three main groupings comprising the first category of LTTE or pro-LTTE structures abroad.

TGTE-GTF

This category despite its relationship to the LTTE functions openly in various parts of the world. The TGTE and GTF activities are generally visible and transparent and even subscribe to a modicum of accountability in certain respects.

The TGTE which held two public conventions in Philadelphia and New York has a transparent administrative structure consisting of a 135 member assembly, Speaker, deputy speaker, Prime minister, three deputy premiers, seven cabinet ministers and ten deputy ministers. A second chamber of representatives will also be formed very soon. It is very likely that the TGTE would set up a permanent office in New York very soon within close proximity to the United Nations.

The TGTE has formulated an impressive program including that of rendering assistance to the affected Tamil people of North –eastern Sri Lanka. With all identified members of the TGTE being blacklisted and the Sri Lankan government having registered its opposition to the TGTE it remains to be seen as to how the organization hopes to implement its agenda. The TGTE is also under heavy pressure from the Nediyavan controlled faction.

The GTF umbrella network president is former Vicar-General of the Jaffna Catholic diocese Fr. S. J. Emmanuel. The GTF functions openly to a reasonable extent. Though comprising fourteen different organizations, the livewire of the GTF is the British Tamil Forum (BTF). Thanks to the efforts of the BTF the GTF has been able to set up a secretariat in London.

In what was perhaps a remarkable achievement the GTF has enlisted the services of former British Labour Party Parliamentarian Joan Ryan to be in charge of the GTF secretariat in London. Ryan will have two young researchers to assist her on a daily and weekly basis. The GTF is in the process of acquiring a full –fledged staff including public relations and press officers.

The GTF through its constituent members has engaged in dialogue with government ministers, legislators, high level administrators and media personnel of several western nations. The GTF claims that it is trying to help exert international pressure on the Colombo government to evolve an acceptable political solution while cooperating with international efforts to hold the Rajapaksa regime accountable for alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Nediyavan

The network led be Nediyavan or Nediyon is somewhat different to the TGTE and GTF in the sense that it primarily consists of active LTTE branches and front organizations. With the LTTE being proscribed as a foreign terrorist organization in most western nations many of the identified tiger branches became dormant or transformed themselves into new entities. New fronts were also established.

The LTTE cabal headed by Nediyavan is guided by the self –styled “Mathiyurainjar” (Political adviser) Jeyachandran Gopinath alias Jeya Annai the Editor of LTTE website “Tamilnet”. Nediyavan’s group is firmly opposed to the TGTE led by Rudrakumaran and also all loyalists of former LTTE stalwart Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP. There is however some affinity between GTF President Fr. Emmanuel and Nediyavan with the former being regarded as the ideological godfather of the latter.

In a bid to counter the country –based chapters of Rudrakumaran’s TGTE the Nediyavan group also established a network of “elected” organizations in different countries among the Tamil Diaspora. These organizations were called either “Makkal’ Peravai” or “Thesiyap Peravai” (peoples or National Assemblies) in each country. These organizations held a series of referendums in different countries among the Tamil Diaspora to re-iterate support for the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) Vadukkoddai resolution which formally raised the demand for Tamil Eelam on May 14th 1976.

There has been in recent times strong moves within the GTF and the Nediyavan network to forge greater unity in a bid to isolate the TGTE faction led by Rudrakumaran. Unity talks between Fr. Emmanuel and Nediyavan’s representatives were scheduled to be held in Norway on Friday November 12th. “Tamilnet” Editorial board members based in Norway are the accredited facilitators of these talks.

Duality

Although I have placed the Nediyavan controlled network in the first category of Tiger and pro-tiger structures there are difficulties in rigidly compartmentalising it as such. This is because of an inherent duality. While these functionaries try to project themselves as democratic political activists at one level many of them at other levels are involved in shady activity. This is because these outfits are fundamentally LTTE branches pretending to be legitimate political formations

Thus the Nediyan network despite its pretensions to the contrary is not transparent or accountable when compared to the TGTE or GTF. It’s democratic credentials leave much to be desired.Many of Nediyavan’s followers are not committed to non – violence.

Moreover the Nediyavan network is shrouded in ambiguity with many activists having shady, controversial pasts. Many of the key office-bearers in different countries are members or ex-members of the LTTE and have arms training as well as battlefield experience.

Also in recent times many members of the Nediyavan faction have allegedly been involved in criminal activities such as drugs, smuggling, credit card frauds, currency counterfeit, passport forgery etc.

Much has been written in these columns about Nediyavan, his background and circumstances leading to his leadership position among the tiger and pro-tiger elements of the Tamil Diaspora. Nediyavan who joined the LTTE as an eighteen year old has obtained arms training and battlefield experience. After working as an intelligence operative , Nediyavan was sent abroad by his departmental head Veerakulasingham Manivannan alias Castro to be the chief co-ordinator of overseas LTTE branches.

Castro though paralysed from the neck downwards due to injuries sustained at the Elephant pass battle of 1991 was functioning until his death in May 2009 as the head of LTTE overseas administration. With communication between the LTTE headquarters and overseas branches becoming constricted because of the conflict escalating , Castro assigned Nediyavan greater autonomy in administering the overseas branches.

After Castro’s demise and the Mullivaaikkaal debacle in may 2009, Nediyavan took over overseas administration of the LTTE in full.Consequentially Nediyavan resented and resisted the leadership of Selvarasa Pathmanathan. This was in a sense a continuation of the rivalry between Castro and KP. As a result the LTTE structures in the Diaspora became sharply divided between factions loyal to KP and Castro.

Network

The sensational capture of KP in Malaysia resulting in him being transported to Sri Lanka changed the scenario. Thereafter Nediyavan became dominant again.KP loyalists however rallied around Rudrakumaran and focused on setting up the TGTE. Serious efforts of the cabal led by Nediyavan to undermine, scuttle or capture the TGTE have failed and “Prime Minister” Rudra retains control of TGTE though relations between Rudra and KP are ruptured.

What is disturbing about the Nediyavan network is the preponderance of LTTE or ex-LTTE cadres among its key functionaries. For many years the overseas LTTE branches and fronts had been run or administered by supporters and activists who had not been members of the LTTE in Sri Lanka. Most ex-tigers who came abroad as refugees “hid” their tiger connections for obvious reasons and opted to integrate themselves as law abiding residents of host nations rather than identify with LTTE structures.

When the ceasefire came into force during the Oslo-brokered peace process from 2002 – 2005 the LTTE hierarchy took a decision to replace the overseas LTTE leadership with trained cadres from Sri Lanka. It was felt that the overseas branches were not functioning effectively because those administering them lacked the guts and qualities necessary to take risks and be dynamic functionaries.

As a result of this decision the LTTE utilised the ceasefire period to send a number of cadres overseas to take over the tiger set up there. The LTTE also got down to the Wanni some ex –tigers who had gone abroad earlier and obtained citizenship or permanent residence . The LTTE provided them with some leadership training and sent them back to their countries to take up leadership positions.

The LTTE also got down a number of overseas Tamil activists and gave them “all –round” training and sent them back to be in the forefront of pro-LTTE actions. A large number of these were youths.

As a result of these moves the LTTE branch leadership of at least 23 Countries was taken over by LTTE or ex-LTTE members with special training and field experience. Nediyavan was one of the forerunners in this enterprise and located himself in Norway . Being Castro’s blue –eyed boy he was placed in overall charge as chief co-ordinator of the overseas network.

Given the inherent attribute of secrecy and clandestine nature of the LTTE these overseas branches too generally adopted that mode.The ban on the LTTE in the west aggravated this tendency further. Moreover many operatives were involved in fund raising prohibited by the law. There was also the intimidation and physical violence. Adding to this was the involvement in crime.

So by its functional style and organizational structure the Nediyavan controlled network belong more to the second category of shady outfits even though I have placed it in the first category along with the TGTE and GTF. In short the Nediyavan network IS but not OF the first category.

Control

Nediyavan’s primary task has been that of retaining control of the overseas LTTE network. He has succeeded to some extent in this after the capture of KP. Most of KP’s loyalists have given up the fight to control the overseas LTTE.

Instead they are now involved in supporting KP’s efforts to help rehabilitate and re-settle affected ex-LTTE cadres and civilians in the North and East through the NERDO . Rudrakumaran’s TGTE is more of an elitist organization without grassroots support among LTTE overseas branches.

Despite coming out on top, the Nediyavan network has been struggling to keep up LTTE morale within the Diaspora and continue with fund raising activity after the May 2009 debacle. The Nediyavan group has resorted to lies, fiction and myth creation to retain control and collect cash.

Chief among these is the tale that LTTE leader Prabhakaran and intelligence chief Pottu Amman are alive. In recent times there has been the bizarre story about an invasion of Sri Lanka by 12,000 LTTE cadres.

In spite of these efforts and incessant Tamil media propaganda the fund raising has shrunk to about 10 – 15 % of what it was two years ago. Many of the “benamis” running LTTE enterprises are appropriating them. Some are selling the LTTE property bought in their names and pocketing the money.

The singular drawback of the Nediyavan cabal in the past has been its inability to inspire faith and enthusiasm among the Tamil Diaspora that the LTTE is not a spent force and galvanise supporters into action.

This scenario however is undergoing a transformation due to a new development.The overseas tigers seem to have found a “leader” around whom key LTTE activists are rallying around. This is none other than Vinayakam a senior sea tiger leader who was reported as being killed in battle in February 2009.

Challai

The 55 division then led by Brigadier Prasanna de Silva launched a successful operation against the Sea tiger base in Challai on the Mullaitheevu coast in the first week of February 2009. Prasanna was later given command of 59 division and led the decisive attackk against LTTE positions in the Vattuvaagal area in May 2009. Subsequently promoted as General he is now serving at the Sri Lankan high commission in London

On Wednesday February 4th 2009, Gemunu Watch 4 of the 55-2 brigade overran sea tiger positions to the north of the base after crossing the lagoon. Lt. Col Sinnakkannan and Major Annavelan were among the notable tiger casualties on that day.

On the following day the soldiers demolished tiger defences and overran the sea tiger base with most LTTE defenders retreating. It was officially announced that among those killed were Sea tiger deputy -commander Vinayakam and senior sea tiger leaders Pahalavan, Kathir and Kannan. It was stated that Vinayakam was third in command of the Sea tigers next to Special commander Soosai and Commander Chezhiyan.

Both the Army spokesperson at that time Brig. Nanayakkara and Navy spokesman Capt. Dassanayake told the media about Vinayakam’s death. The incident was widely reported in Lanka and abroad.It was also said that the death of Vinayakam became known by monitoring the LTTE communications channels. It was also said that the body was not recovered.

The LTTE did not confirm or deny Vinayakam’s death then. But after the fall of Kilinochchi the LTTE had stopped relaying battlefront news in a systematic manner. It had also stopped honouring the dead fighters publicly or denying govt statements about tiger casualties. Nothing was heard about Vinayakam thereafter and it was generally assumed that the senior sea tiger commander was no more.

“Mike Four”

This apparently was not so. It is now being said that Vinayakam was not killed in the fight at the Challai sea tiger base. The story being told now is that Vinayakam had actually been secretly sent to India for a clandestine assignment a few weeks before the Challai sea tiger base fell. Vinayakam’s communications identity code was “Mike Four”. The LTTE had deliberately misled the security forces monitoring tiger communications into believing that mike four had been killed. It is alleged that the security forces had been deceived and announced to the world that Vinayakam the No 3 Sea tiger had been killed.

It is not known as to what Vinayakam’s mission in India was but it is being said that he had been assigned that task by Intelligence chief Pottu Amman with the approval of tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran. Apparently Vinayakam had been “transferred” to the Intelligence wing from the sea tigers in January 2009 on explicit instructions from Prabhakaran and entrusted with the Indian assignment.

Again it is not known as to how much or how well Vinayakam implemented the duties he was allegedly entrusted with in India. But after the comprehensive military defeat of the LTTE in May 2009 , Vinayakam had left India and reached Europe after spending some time in a South – East Asian country. He has now sought political asylum in a liberal Country on the Continent.

Even though the overseas LTTE claims that the senior sea tiger leader “Colonel” Vinayakam who was reported dead in February 2009 is alive and has surfaced in Europe doubts are entertained in some quarters about the claim. Some suspect that the LTTE is promoting another person by the name of Vinayakam in Europe as the new leader of the LTTE . The sea tiger leader Vinayakam is really dead it is stated.

The name Vinayakam refers to Pillaiyar or Ganesh the Elephant headed God in the Hindu Pantheon. Some of the finest “Bhakthi” or devotional songs are dedicated to Vinayakan the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathy and elder brother of Lord Muruga. (My favourite is “Vinayagane vinai theerpavane” by Seergali Govindarajan). Hindus generally begin any new task or commence journeys after worshipping Pillaiyar or Vinayakan.

Vinayakam

The sea tiger leader with the nom de guerre Vinayakam hails from a sea-faring family in the Maruthankerny – Uduthurai sector in Vadamaratchy east division of Jaffna peninsula. He suffers from vision impairment in the left eye and is married to a girl from Vallipunam near Puthukkudiyiruppu in Mullaitheevu district

Vinayakam had joined the LTTE as a teen ager in the late eighties of the last century. He received local training in Northern Sri Lanka and first served at Chavakachcheri in the LTTE Thenmaratchy division . Former LTTE political commissar Suppiah Paramu Thamilselvan known then by the nom de guerre Dinesh was the Thenmaratchy area commander with former sports division chief Pappa his second in command.

Vinayakam was transferred later to the intelligence division under Pottu Amman in the nineties. Vinayakam operated from a house close to Pottu Amman;s ancestral home off Anantha Vadali (AV) road in Ariyalai- Nayanmarkatttu. He became very close to Pottu Amman then.

When the sea tigers division was upgraded under Thillaiambalam Sivanesan alias Soosai in the early nineties, Vinayakam was transferred to that unit . It was in the sea tigers division that Vinayakam made his mark. He was reportedly a courageous fighter with tactical acumen. Vinayakam rose up steadily in the ranks.

When the ceasefire came into force in 2002 Vinayakam was also part of a tiger delegation that toured Europe and travelled under a false passport. It is said that he spent considerable time in visiting different dockyards and inspecting marine vessels of various types then.

The rivalry between Sea tiger special commander Soosai and Intelligence chief Pottu Amman is well-known among LTTE circles. Vinayakam was one of the few high-ranking sea tigers who maintained cordial relations between both Pottu and Soosai.

In 2007 there was an accident at sea where Soosai’s younger son was killed. Soosai himself was injured and went out of sight for a while. This made the rumour mills work overtime and there was much speculation in the media that Pottu Amman had gotten rid of Soosai and that Soosai wont be heard of again. This caused much confusion and even friction between Soosai loyalists and Pottu supporters abroad.

It was at this point that the LTTE attempted some damage control and broke its silence. An official acknowledgement was made that Soosai had met with an accident. The occasion was a release of a video No 11 in the series on sea tigers. It was senior sea tiger commander Vinayagam who referred to the accident in his seech and said Soosai was recovering fast. Vinayagam said that Soosai had planned the Video release ceremony while being in hospital. He predicted that Soosai will appear publicly very soon. As Vinayakam predicted Soosai was to appear a few weeks later in September 2007.

Operations

Vinayakam achieved prominence and recognition within LTTE folds when he led the attack on “MV Cordiality” off Pulmoddai on July 9th 1997. The Chinese crewed ,Panama registered vessel had been contracted by the Lankan government to ship out the mineral Ilmenite in large quantity. It was a combined operation done together with the LTTE commando uni “Leopards” or Chiruthaigal. The Naval flotilla providing security to the ship was attacked by the seatigers and leopards. The LTTE claimed three Naval gunboats were damaged and one destroyed.

Vinayakam also played a prominent role in transporting LTTE cadres by sea for two major land operations by the tigers.

One was the famous coastal landing near Maamunai-Kudaarappu off the Vadamaratchy east coast in April 2000 when an expeditionary force led by Brig. Balraj was dropped off by sea tigers. Balraj then moved inwards and in a historic battle interdicted supply lines at Ithaavil along the A – 9 highway or Jaffna –Kandy road.Troops at Elephant pass and Iyakkachchi were cut off as a result and ultimately both camps were overrun by the tigers.

The other was the offensive launched against revolting Eastern cadres led by Vinayagamoorthy Muraleetharan alias “Col” Karuna in April 2004. The LTTE shipped out cadres from the North by sea and landed them at various points along the Paalsenai-Vaagarai coast and the Thirukkovil coast. This successful shipping operation by the sea tigers helped immensely in the rout of Karuna then.

It is also said that it was Vinayakam who led the maritime attack on a Chinese trawler “Fu Yuan Ya 225” on March 20th 2003. At least 17 crew members comprising 15 Chinese and 2 Sri Lankans were killed. The ceasefire was in force then and this was a blatant violation. The LTTE brazenly denied responsibility.

Another of Vinayakam’s feats was the attack on the Naval flotilla escorting “MV Pearl Cruise II” in may 2006. The Merchant vessel had 710 security personnel on board who were being transported by sea to the North. In the sea skirmish off the Point Pedro coast a Dvora gunboat ( P- 418) belonging to the Navy was destroyed and all crew members killed. Another Dvora gunboat (P-420) was heavily damaged.

Vinayakam has held various positions in the sea tigers and was at one time its offensive operations commander. He was also in charge of the intelligence unit of the sea tigers and worked in harmony with Pottu Amman. At one stage Vinayakam was placed in charge of the sea tigers along the Western and North – Western coast.

It was during this time that the Sea tigers launched a successful combined operation in Neduntheevu or Delft on May 24th 2007. It was Vinayakam who planned, coordinated and led the attack. Naval posts on the off-shore Island were attacked and the LTTE captured two anti aircraft machine guns, two machine guns, one RPG launcher and eight rifles in the Delft operations. The LTTE also managed to carry away the radar unit at Delft in addition to seizing the weapons.

Track Record

It was perhaps this track record as a senior sea tiger commander that made the LTTE hierarchy entrust Vinayakam with a secret assignment in India in early 2009. It appears that Vinayakam relocated to Europe after the May 2009 debacle.

What is important however is the fact that Vinayakam has not been content to simply lie low after seeking refuge in a western country. He has established links with several LTTE and ex-LTTE cadres and activists and is engaged in the formidable task of reviving LTTE fortunes. Vinayakam is now claiming leadership of the LTTE or what is left of the LTTE.

It also appears that Vinayakam has a sound working relationship with Nediyavan who is actively promoting the senior sea tiger commander as a rallying point.Vinayakam’s active combat experience and reputation as a successful maritime commander are assets being utilised to project an impressive image among hawkish tiger supporters abroad.

In Nediyavan’s perception “Colonel” Vinayakam has the stature to galvanise and mobilise demoralised tiger activists abroad without being a threat to his position. So Nediyavan too is promoting Vinayakam as the new leader. What Nediyavan and Vinayakam are striving to accomplish is the re-grouping and revival of the LTTE abroad.

While the first category of LTTE or pro-LTTE structures comprising the TGTE and GTF proceed with a comparatively moderate, transparent agenda the second category consisting of the Nediyavan network and LTTE cadres under the sway of Vinayakam will emerge gradually as the “real LTTE” with a more radical agenda. With a lot of LTTE and ex-LTTE cadres preferring Vinayakam to Nediyavan or any other person the stage is being set to install him as the new chief of the LTTE.

Partnership

Vinayakam is not averse to this but does not want to be in the limelight for now. He would prefer to interact with tiger supporters and activists discreetly in tandem with Nediyavan in a strategic partnership. Already Vinayakam is contacting various LTTE supporters,activists and ex-cadres quietly, saying he is alive and that he has taken over. He is also telling “all is not over” (Ellam mudinju pohavillai) and that “something will happen soon” (Kethiya Etho nadakkap pohuthu)

Interestingly there are doubts, as stated earlier, in certain circles about the real identity of Vinayakam. There is a school of thought within the overseas LTTE which believes that the senior sea tiger Vinayakam was indeed killed in the Army attack on Challai during February 2009. They opine that the Vinayakam who has surfaced in Europe is a different person who held a high ranking position within the LTTE intelligence division.

According to this view this Vinayakam of the intelligence division who had been sent to India for a special assignment by Pottu Amman on the instructions of Prabhakaran had relocated to Europe after the Mullivaaikkaal debacle. It is felt that he has now emerged as the new leader of the LTTE in Europe and is trying to regroup and revive the tiger movement with the full support of Nediyavan and his network.

The attempt to portray the intelligence wing Vinayakam as the senior sea tiger leader Vinayakam could be a deliberate move to create confusion it is felt.Apart from misdirecting authorities who may be on Vinayakam’s trail, the mix up of identities could also reinforce the myth of Prabhakaran being alive. If Vinayakam who was reported dead in February 2009 could be alive and surface in Europe then the leader Prabhakaran reported dead in May 2009 could also be alive and emerge would be the line of argument.

Whatever the truth in this viewpoint about sea tiger leader Vinayakam being killed and the Vinayakam active in Europe being another person from the LTTE intelligence wing, there is no doubt that the Vinayakam being projected as the new leader of the LTTE is firmly backed by Nediyavan. It is in a sense a mutually beneficial strategic partnership for Vinayakam and Nediyavan

The implications of this strategic partnership between Vinayakam and Nediyavan and its consequences for the Tamil Diaspora, Tamils in Sri Lanka along with its possible impact on the security situation in the Island would be examined in detail in a forthcoming article

TO BE CONTINUED

DBS Jeyaraj can be reached at dbsjeyaraj2005@yahoo.com

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333 Comments

  1. Once again a good article Mr.Jeyaraj.

    The overseas LTTE may have big plans but they cant be implemented. There is disconnect between the aspirations of the Tamil people in the Island and the ambitions of the Tamils in the Diaspora

  2. The return of Vinayakam if true is not a good sign. Tamils are destroyed 75%. If Vinayakam starts a war again the remaining 25% will also be finished.

  3. After decades of war, I don’t think any sensible person actually living in the northeast would pick up a gun anytime soon. What can any “new leader” do in the current situation? Tamils abroad should shun any suggestion of the LTTE’s revival. We tried war for decades and miserably failed, why not give peaceful endeavors another shot?

  4. Thank you once again for this shocking article. First time I am hearing this. I sure hope and pray that war does not break out again. In my recent visit to Sri Lanka, many Tamil people in the North and East openly expressed their relief that the war is over. They would continue to face difficulties if the check points remain as it is and their freedom of movement is curtailed because of the activities of the diaspora who live and move freely in their newly acquired Western culture.

    Keep writing DBSJ, may God bless you and grant you long life.

  5. When i think of Tamils situation in Sri Lanka.
    A frequently quoted Black slaves prayer comes to mind.

    We ain’t what we ought to be.
    We ain’t what we want to be.
    But thank god we ain’t what we used to be.

    For us, Sri Lankan tamils it should read like this

    “We ain’t what we ought to be.
    We ain’t what we want to be.

    We are not even what we used to be – Thanks to LTTE.

    I wish those with blood on their hand will think about it.

    I endorse your sentiments………..DBSJ

  6. So in a nutshell vinayagam seems to be the rallying point for a resurgent LTTE and Nediyavan is using him and his battlefield experience and semi hero status for that.

    Now the million dollar question is where are they going to get the battlefield cadres from. Old mother hubbard opened the cupboard and there was only a bottle of gingelly oil.

    So she went to the shop and bought some sardines……..

  7. There is no ‘Remarkable achievement’ in getting the assistance of Labour Party Mp Joan Ryan as you say.
    These people survive on the next vote they get. Her constituency has the second highest proportion of foreign born persons in Britian. Read http://conservativehome.blogs.com/centreright/2008/01/a-dangerous-tur.html.
    I quote form the above named web page , Greg Hands the authour states , ‘The most frequent lobbyers are those in relation to Ethiopia/ Somalia, Cyprus, Kashmir, Kosovo, Sri Lanka and so on’, I wonder how many more “special envoys” we will see before the election comes. I know Labour MPs who have “constituency” interests for example on both sides of the conflict in Sri Lanka, depending on whether they have Singhalese or Tamil constituents – call me cynical, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see “special envoys” appointed to both the Singhalese and Tamil communities in the UK in an effort to boost two Labour MPs in marginal seats.

    Returning to Joan Ryan, promoting a lasting solution in Cyprus is a noble thing, but being funded by the taxpayer as an official Government envoy to your own constituents in a desperate attempt to secure your own re-election is anything but noble. ‘

    ——————-.

    Dilshan, it is remarkable that a “white” mainstream politician who has been a member of the mother of Parliaments is now in charge of administering a secretariat set up by a non – white ethnic community……………….DBSJ

  8. One of the saddest part is the duplicity of the west. AI reports that both the ‘SLA and the LTTE carried out horrific war crimes’. So how come the TGTE and other organisations do not come our with the list of surviving hardcore LTTE now in UK and other European countries. How come no one takes on any member of the LTTE to court in UK or Europe? Are the Non LTTE diaspora as week as lambs? People like Joan Ryan are all guilty of the blood shed and destruction carried out for 30 years. Their goal is the next vote, the next election. nothing more.

  9. If Vinayagam is alive then more such senior cadres could be alive. The first one to come out this type could be a relatively low level person, may be to test waters. But I doubt whether they will be able to do any thing now since they were utterly defeated in the battle.

    Then it means that there were some holes in the sea blockade.

  10. DBSJ

    This is the first time there has been no pictures in your article.. Last article picture of man in wheelchair was heartrending. A few months ago i saw a man and his adult son both without a leg in mullaitivu, and it still haunts me(not in your article, but in another one.). There mustt be a lot of armed forces personnel also like this. What a bloody wastage this war was, thanks to the idiots we had as our leaders. I hope we never let idiots take over both our communities again.

  11. PM Mr Rudrakumaran’s office next door to Bun Ki Moon’s.

    —Wow.—Even the e best mate Presidents of the US and the USSR and the richest man in the world , the Emperor Shah of Iran could not achieve such luxury.

    Well even if the collections have dropped to 10 to 15 % , still it will be around 50 to 75 Million greenbacks, which is a quite a lot of money

    So an Office block in the top end of Town is affordable.

    Nediyawan on the other hand is going to do it tough with the new mate, the ex “Colonel.”

    Surely with an eye patch he will find it hard to avoid the sleuths if they want to really tag him.

    But in Oslo he will be feted as long as Solheim is in charge.

    Just imagine if the Government buckled under the Western bullying and allowed Solly and Millie to take VP and Pottu away.

    Eelaam War 5 ? surely would have been on now with the full backing of the West.

    Thankfully Srilanka still has leaders with “the Balls and the Brains”to protect and preserve this country which has been in existence for two and a half millania,

    Mr Jeyaraj is a brave man to expose these details when there are so many ex LTTE cadres there.

  12. Hail to the new tiger chief Vinayakam

    The LTTE story is not over as DBS thinks. It will continue under Thalapathy Vinayakam

    Like the previous story this one too will turn into a Tamil tragedy……………DBSJ

  13. If Vinayakam reported dead can be alive and surface in Europe then our great leader reported dead can also be alive.

    He will surface on his birthday on November 26th

    Wait and see Jeyaraj

  14. It’s good to know these inside information.

    But what puzzles me is, even after the humiliating wipeout, LTTE still scares many nations, mainly Srilanka and India.

    🙂

    Being concerned about possible resurgence of violence cannot be described as being scared…………..DBSJ

  15. It is the beginning of yet another militant revival.

    More Indian Tamils are sympahetic to SL Tamils, as debacle of LTTE has not benefited the SL Tamils in anyway. Infact SL Tamils are defenseless.

    TGTE/GTF/TNA are ignored & isolated from GOSL and forced to align with Militants.

    The militants will gain public support from Tamilnadu too — not too far away.

  16. Oh dear! What a sad turn of events.

    Even if the battered and shattered Tamils of N & E do not get involved in violence, its not hard to find people who would not hesitate to plant a bomb in a crowded bus if the price is right, in the N & E as well as in other parts of the country, of any type of ethnicity.

    It just a matter of time. The question is when, where and how many will die. In all likelihood “something will happen soon” will be a bunch of innocent people going about their daily business loosing their life and limb.

    I still recall an incident from long time back, when a classmate of mine was traveling with his father and mother on a motor bike. He sat between his parents.
    LTTE set of a car bomb. His mother took the full force of the blast and died on the spot. He was saved because of her. His family never recovered from that loss. These are people who had nothing to do with Tamils, war, politics, N & E…

    Don’t these people have anything better to look forward to in their lives other than killing, revenge and power?

  17. Thank you Jayaraj Aiya for this

    You are doing great service to all of us Sri Lankan people by keeping us informed about LTTE activity in Diaspora

    We are for peace not war

  18. Thanks DBS for exposing the Tamil terrorism regrouping abroad, it is sad if a one big fish escaped the net.

    But don’t worry under the leadership of GR and our brave three forces is fully capable of handling any threats posed by the Tamil terrorists or any other foreign forces that matter.

    You take care of your shelf.

  19. big huge event in ex cel ,on nov 27 dont know what the relavant authorities doing in deplomatic offices.open campaign on tv and radio,apparanly its costing £250 000 for the event.

  20. Thanks to DBS for this informative article

    I pray that there wont be another LTTE upsurge again

    Tamils will be finished in full if that happens

  21. DBS, again a good article which gives insights into latest LTTE developments. But how come you don’t put the onus on SL govt for a political solution, as suggested by many readers in your blog only a political solution could neutralise the LTTE threat.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    This article is not about a political solution in Sri Lanka but about LTTE activity abroad. By the way do you think Nediyavan and Vinayakam are trying to revive the LTTE abroad because there is no political solution in Lanka.

    Realistically there is no “political solution” in sight.Normalising the situation in North – East, re-settling the people and reviving the economy there, Implementing the 13th amendment and 16th amendment. This is all that is possible.

    As for any LTTE resurgence, such an eventuality can only plunge the Tamils into further despair

    So give up this pointless parroting about the LTTE getting neutralised through a political solution

    Be realistic

  22. good to see your article again- Beside revival LTTE; Srilankan government and fore liners(like you guys) should start to implement /discuss peace full solution to N&E tamils. I don’t thing so If GOSL implement acceptable solution to Tamils LTTE revival never happened again–But if GOSL don’t do–Possibilities are there. We are hearing Prof:Sittambalam words infront os GOSL commissions in Jaffna.
    Stupid Nediyavan may create Vinayagan, Murugan and etc. but revival of LTTE is on the hand of GOSL.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Please Read my answer to the previous comment.Lets be realistic and implement the 13th and 16th amendments. Politics is the art of the possible. Lets go for the attainable and not the desirable. What is required now for the battered and shattered Tamils is an economic, social and cultural renaissance

  23. What Prabakaran could not achieve, Will Vinayagam and Nediyavan achieve?
    Sorry to say the LTTE overseas supporters will create the following situation.

    -The hardcore LTTE cadres in the government custody will disappear.
    – The LTTE supporters in the Noth will get the necessary medicine

  24. LTTE can re-group and strength themselves in host countries but at present there is no room for them SL. Because not only the tight security of SL armed forces but Tamil people had suffered a lot from LTTE hands and they won’t welcome them there. But it is depend on how GOSL and Sinhala people handle the situations. GOSL should not engage in un-acceptable activities such as forced colonisation, military expansions. MR should use his unique power to find the resolution to this conflict. Ok, GOSL focusing to re-settlement and rehabilitation and so and so. But that is not only problem Tamil people have. Tamil people’s political aspirations has to be addressed resolved under reasonable way. Otherwise we can’t stop so many Vinajagam will take re-birth.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I am troubled when I hear or read statements like “many Vinayagams will take re-birth” or “another Prabhakaran will emerge” if there is no political solution for Tamils.Although I fully understand the underlying reasons for such statements I strongly disapprove of them.

    Our tragic past has shown that resorting to an armed struggle to achieve a political solution has only brought disaster and misery to the Tamil people. It has failed completely and made the Tamil plight worse than what it was when the armed struggle commenced. Resumption of the armed struggle can only make the Tamil predicament worse and plunge them into further ruin

    Tamils must strive to achieve equality on the Island of Sri Lanka. But it cannot be through violence. To resume violence or even “threaten” resumption of violence will be a big blunder.

    Let Prabhakaran rest in peace.Let Vinayakam live in peace in Europe.

    Let the battered and shattered Tamil people consolidate themselves in Sri Lanka and experience an economic, social and cultural renaissance. Let us also strive politically through democratic means to gain our lost rights and achieve equality

  25. thanks for your information DBSJ,we wouldn’t write again(BLOG FIELD) here, it is (reappear)point, we need from your article thanks again. but in our circle, your are undersurvillance,donot forget othwerwise u know? IN PAST WE TOLD ALL TAMILS THAT DONNOT WORRY WE ARE EVERY WHERE, taken breake let watch what happening.BYE BYE ALL SEE YOU ALL.

  26. #34 tharmakumar

    IMHO given the ground realities, the problem is only what the SL regime considers to be a problem…same for the solution. And as long as MR operates within the parameters set by the superpowers (global and regional) he has a virtual free hand in all matters in Lanka. Thats the new reality.

  27. Good article DBS

    I have also been told of this Vinayakam. I think it is a trick by Nediyavan group to deceive Tamils

  28. remind me old Jaffna various groups of boys organising themselves to fight for separate state. as it was then as it is now there is no way a separate state can be carved out of NE. there are so many things going against nation concept.

    the reality aside, these groups easily lend themselves to be exploited by vested interests. back in 1980 JRJ p’off Indira Ghndi bringing US into Indian sphere of influence. the indians then used these Tamil groups to teach JRJ a lesson. if not for indian help LTTE would have never some this far.

    now we have Rajapaske bringing china into indian sphere of influcen. will these tamils lend themselves to be exploited by india or other interests again? we never know. it almost looks like we have come full circle. its the responsibility of Rajapske and Tamils to learn from past mistakes. i hope they do. if not whatever remaining Tamils will be wiped out.

  29. This is classic LTTE stand. It tells in the media and otherwise that they are no more a terrorist outfit. On one hand talk about peace with Sri Lankan government. Talk to Indian government and say that they are no more an outfit. But some of the people hold LTTE high office goes about trying to destroy Sri Lanka. As DBJ has mentioned several times, this outfit abroad is a self serving group with a hierarchy enjoying the luxury life style. Not a single dollar the Diaspora collected has gone to the benefit of the ordinary Tamil man living in Sri Lanka except they created the havoc for many Tamils to claim refugee status in different countries. Until the true will of the Tamil people emerges to work with the government in power through democratic means, this group should be stopped at every turn.

  30. Dear DBS
    your response 33 :-
    You know from your heart LTTE resurgence not possible and sinhala barbarism never ever going to give tamils a any solution. Presently Ealam tamils have no choice they have to live with it or leave. I think they have to live until wait for our time.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    What cannot be cured must be endured. A dignified peace and equitable political settlement within a united but not necessarily unitary Sri Lanka was within our grasp. But the LTTE not only missed it but has messed up things badly and has reduced Tamils to this sorry state.

    The LTTE is no more but the remnants and the culture of tigerism it spawned continues to be a source of trouble. As Shakespeare said “the Evil that men do lives after them”

    But do not lose heart. All is not lost. We have to consolidate ourselves and achieve an economic, social and cultural renaissance. Political equality will also follow albeit incrementally

    “Nichayam Iravukku Pagalundu” (There is definitely night after day)

    But until that day dawns we must be patient.

    In the words of Bharathy “Kattundom,Poruthiruppom.Kaalam Maarum”

  31. Dear DBSJ
    Great reporting.Please take care.Even the
    tail of the dead lizard is capable of spasmodic damage.
    Can’t wait for the next instalment.
    History repeats but as a farce the second time

    REVI UNNI

  32. Please voice for rights and justice of Tamil people , use your brilliant journalistic talent for the good of Tamil people.

    I have always been doing that………..DBSJ

  33. This is food for thought indeed. On one hand GOSL has to know that they can not sit on their backs and wait for everything to become normal. They will have to work hard to ensure the shattered communities in North and East are rebuilt and the people’s livelihood made as normal as possible.

    On the other hand, the LTTE and the segments in Diaspora has to know that if they reignite the war, there won’t be a Tamil community in Sri Lanka left. VP achieved the partial destruction of the once vibrant Tamil community and any future militant actions will ensure the it will be total. There will still be Tamils in Sri Lanka but there won’t be a Tamil community.

    Hopefully what ever the Diaspora tries, the local Sri Lanka Tamils will reject them and send them packing back.

  34. DBSJ
    I agree with you that the 13th and 16th amendment should be implemented in full. Also what about the 17th amendment?It has not been implemented isn’t it. I know it is not specific to the tamil problem, but if it is not implemented politicians will be doing whatever they want without checks and balances, and this is what gives democracy a bad name, resulting in undemocratic elements appearing.

    The government has had 18 months since the end of the war, but has not implemented the amendments.What is the point of having these amendments in the constitutio, if the politicians don’t respect democracy and the constitution. When paliamentarians themselves don’t respect democracy, what can you expect from others who want throw out the ballot and prefer the bullet.

    The culture in the country has to change. We must start to respect the ballot if we are to keep out the bullet in future. For that the politicians have to set the example for others to follow. Sadly they are not doing this and we are always somewhere in a grey area in between real democracy and authoritarianism and disrespect for the people in a democratic cloak.

    There is no point in having amendments in the constitution for years and years without implementing them. before they call tamilnadu politicians as jokers, they should not make our constitution a joke. If parliamentarians themselves don’t respect the constitution and implement these , how will the people respect democracy. If we are to convince people that the ballot is superior to the bullet, then the politicians better start respecting democracy, otherwise this country will always be a violent one. One day you might not be able to even go to a restaurant, because someone will come and put a bullet into you. The culture must change first.

  35. Dear 33 Vinothan & 34 Tharmakumar,
    If I talk in your language, the only political solution Tamils need now is not merely neutralizing the LTTE abroad but physically removing them from this planet.
    Let us work together on this first.
    1. Publicly identify any ex-LTTT members who surfaced abroad after mid 2008.
    2. We have to engage in kalaiyeduppu (weed out) first to cleanse ourself before we show any worthiness for a lasting solution.
    3. Instead of boycotting SL products abroad let us boycott LTTE businesses abroad.
    Are you ready?

  36. Nediyavan or Vinayagam cant do anything in Sri Lanka. if the LTTE tries to invade the affected Tamil women of Vanni who lost husbands, brothers,children and fathers will drive them away with thumbuthadi and vilakkumaru

  37. Dear DBSJ,

    You never fail to surprise me. so called experts on terrorism never get inside information like you do about LTTE. They gather bits and pieces from other journalists and fabricate a story.
    Thanks DBSJ!

    Sanath

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thank you Sanath

    I had to modify your comment so as to prevent the people you referred to being clearly identified. Sorry about it. You will understand I am sure

  38. 33. Vinothan

    DBSJ RESPONDS

    Realistically there is no “political solution” in sight.Normalising the situation in North – East, re-settling the people and reviving the economy there, Implementing the 13th amendment and 16th amendment. This is all that is possible.

    ——————–

    Sir, even the bulk of the Tamils in sri lanka and the diaspora will settle for these measures.

    Tamils in the India will also not bother or support Eelam if a just solution is found within the United Sri lanka.

    Nobody will clamor for eelam.

    We want the Tamils to live there as equal citizens. If that is possible within the United Sri Lanka nothing wrong in that.

    The 1987 Indo -Sri Lanka agreement could be a basis for the political solution or it could be the political solution.

    It is the responsibility of the Indian govt to see to it that the spirit of the 1987 agreement is implemented with no scope for the Sinhalese or the Tamils going back on it at a later date.

  39. Aiyo DBS, another superb article. Where do you get all this information aney?

    Aiyo Nelum, cant reveal sources no aney?…………..DBSJ

  40. #15 Pulliporali – I totally agree with your apocalyptic prediction.

    I hope your Great Leader will surface once again . . . as a Hookworm, a parasite that lives off at the expense of other lives. Better still, may be as some deep sea fish that never have to come to surface.

  41. Vinayagam’s dead body was shown by the media in Feb 2009 and was available in youtube. I searched that link and I couldn’t find it now. Those fellows knew Vinayagam agreed that was his body. Even the army showed his identy card in that video. His imapaired left eye was also clearly visible in that video. The new vinayagam must be someone else.

  42. History of Sri Lanka is repeating itself. The Tamil Diaspora cannot do any thing about it, even it taken another centuary.
    The rigmarole of the Tamil Diapora is another forthcoming evidence for the destruction of the remaining Tamil people in Sri lanka.

  43. Seems like the Tamils living abroad do not want the Tamils living in Sri Lanka to live in peace. They will do their utmost to see the Tamils vanquished from Sri Lanka – perhaps because it then helps their “human smuggling” operations.

  44. 6. Selvan | November 12th, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    When i think of Tamils situation in Sri Lanka.
    A frequently quoted Black slaves prayer comes to mind.

    We ain’t what we ought to be.
    We ain’t what we want to be.
    But thank god we ain’t what we used to be.

    For us, Sri Lankan tamils it should read like this

    “We ain’t what we ought to be.
    We ain’t what we want to be.

    We are not even what we used to be – Thanks to LTTE.

    I wish those with blood on their hand will think about it.

    I endorse your sentiments………..DBSJ

    I too endorse these sentiments DBS Anna………..Aruna

  45. Lovely article with lots of details DBS.

    I hope for the sake of suffering Tamils that this Vinayakam character will fail miserably

  46. 14. Veerathamilan | November 12th, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Hail to the new tiger chief Vinayakam

    The LTTE story is not over as DBS thinks. It will continue under Thalapathy Vinayakam

    Like the previous story this one too will turn into a Tamil tragedy……………DBSJ

    ————
    I agree totally with you DBS

  47. Kadal puli thalapathy Vinayakam anna is dead. I guess the new Vinaykam is another guy.

    But good to know about sea tiger Vinayakam’s battle experience.

    After you stopped writing about dead LTTE fighters there is no one doing that anymore. I remember your article on Thalapathy Theepan was the best ever.

    After that you stopped writing about LTTE leaders except on Thalaiver Praba and Pottu Amman.

    Why Anna?

    Sadness……………DBSJ

  48. Thank you for this Mr.Jeyaraj

    I sincerely hope the LTTE will not rise again. Our wounded nation must heal and live in unity

  49. DBS

    The LTTE will certainly come back. Tamil eelam is reality.You will live to eat your words then

    Until then I’ll eat some rice……….DBSJ

  50. Dear DBSJ,

    Another good read from you. Many thanks.

    Implementing the 13 th and 16th amendments are good start to the peace and reconciliation process. It will not be a viable and long lasting solution to the Tamil enthinic problem.

    A political solution negotiated bet ween all ethnic groups in Sri lanka is the best and the lasting solution. A true democracy doesn’t mean the majority ruling over the minority.

    If LTTE or any other Tamil militant group able to resurge in the future, it will be the fault of the GOSL and MR in particular.

    This kind of ethnic issue is not unique to Sri lanka. This has been resolved by many nations in the world including Canada and the UK in the recent times.

    I am sure lot of your readers are familiar with these issues and viable solutions to them.

    Many thanks for another good read and please keep writing and create a forum for a good discussion and debate.

    Best wishes.

  51. Don’t under estimate our resolve there are 68 millian Tamils in the world .And do not under estimate the power it can exert in the world order once it can exert its collective power only one thing needed is UNITY .

  52. LTTE vinayakam was kiled in a attak . alredy ITTE anounsed this messege.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    It would be good if you can post the LTTE announcement. That would expose this Vinayakam as a fraud

  53. If Tamils are being treated at par with the Sinhalese and given equal opportunites at education, employment and political system, then there’s no way LTTE can rear its head again.

    This is the idea due to which all sorts of diverse cultures coexist peacefully under the Indian umbrella still.

  54. DBSJ,
    RUTHRAN’S SONS ARE MURUGAN AND VINAYAGAM WHOME ARE YOU PLANNING TO PORTRAY AS MURUGAN? dbs CAN YOU REMEMBER /OR SORRY HEARD OF THE STORY OF HOW VNAYAGAR WON HIS MANGO?

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I dont think this Vinayakam has the wisdom of Vinayakapperumaan and win the “Gnaanappazham” by circling his parents

  55. I thought with the war being over LTTE money collectors would be unempoyed and have to start looking for real jobs. But they are still at it with another fiction like Vinayakam

  56. DBSJ Thatha

    I am from Madurai. I belong in Pandiyakula Kshtriya Nadar community. I have grown up watching the struggle Ellam tamils are undergoing. I want to enlighten you on few things. Set aside few minutes for my point.

    Tamil race is a language generator. whenever any foreign system intracts with it. the predominant ugly Tamil DNA welcomes the new foreign system, converts itself to the new system and want to copy the new system. Then portraits that he is the new system discriminating its own race, ditiching its own culture that he is the best than the original foreign system. Then starts advocating how to follow this ugly DNA.

    puriyavilaiyaa?, Jainism interacted with Tamil, Kannada was born. Bhudhism interacted with Tamil, Singala was born. Latin interacted with Tamil English is born. British interacted with Tamil, chennai basai and current TV tamil aka Thanglish is born.

    in your context, Journalism interacted with Tamil and you are born. journalism is a foreign system to tamil race. you think you are the best person who copied it, praticing it without knowing its shortcomings and context.
    Tamil equivalent of Journalism is poetry & poets. so you belong in the poet category. you can advise the king and get some parisilkal like Tharumi. Similarly the king can use poets like Owaiyar or as in “imsai arasan 23rd pulikesi” as heralds.

    innamum puriyalaiya? Journalism is for 100% whiteman democracy and not for a liberation movement nor for a truely Asian Srilankan state. BBC is to uphold British supremacy.

    I advice you to retire and take complete rest.

    as an outsider, I see LTTE as the only movement to have the Kshtriya qualities in establishing a state. Go like a Nadar “yaraiyum nadamal iruthal” when the entire world turned against its tactics. then terminate itself and Metamorphosis into a different form.

    by the way if you want to get some “aathma thirupthi” or “yethenum Tamilarkku nallathu seythal” pls get off this journalism and get into action with this TGTE.

    PK Nadan.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Peraandy

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

    You write about things in a way that shows you know nothing about them. He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Which is what you are.

    An example of your knowledge –

    “Latin interacted with Tamil English is born”

    Oru Paanai Sothukku oru Soru Patham!

    Compounding the tragedy of Sri Lankan Tamils is the fact that half-baked Tamils from Tamil Nadu have all become our advisers

    Why do you want to tell me you are a Pandiyakula shatriya nadar? Did I ask you what your caste is?

    As for advising the Tamils of Tamil Nadu particularly members of your Nadar caste are in dire need of your advice. They have a long way to go dont you think?

    Annaachchi! Why do you call yourself a Kshatriya Nadar ? Do you think you are superior to the other Nadars?

    Also you say you are from Madurai. Why dont you spend your time liberating the city that never sleeps from the clutches of Anjanenjan Azhagiri? Nenju porukkuthilaaippaa!

    So independent journalism is only for westerners? not for us? you are pathetic.

    You talk of the Tamil poetic tradition and refer of all people to Tharumi. Now it is people like you who belong to the tradition of singing praises to those in power. That is why you all wont criticise LTTE and wont tolerate such criticism by others.

    As for me I like to think of Nakkeerar who told Lord Shiva “Nettrikkan thirappinu kutram kutrame” or Kambar who asked Kulothunga Chozhan”Mannavanum Neeyo? Valanaadum Unatho?Unnaiyarintho Naan Thamizhai Othinen”?

    Why do you say there is no critical tradition in Tamil? why dont you read the Kural? Has not Valluvar sung about the necessity for critical counsel or constructive criticism? Has not Valluvar warned that kings who do not heed criticism or counsel will be ruined?

    Is this not what happened to Prabhakaran? It is because of people like you who simply praised the LTTE without offering constructive criticism that the LTTE is now destroyed.

    Anyway I dont expect you to understand this but as a Christian I am inspired by the prophetic tradition of the Old Testament where those prophets remained outside the trappings of state and spoke truth to power.

    One of the biggest reasons for the LTTE’s downfall was the “Alvaa” given by Tamil Nadu politicians and media

    Not satisfied with the damage you all caused now you are trying to demolish the surviving Tamils further by this bullshit about LTTE getting a Tamil state

    Empaa nee Shatriyan endru sollure -Why dont you fight for a Tamil state in India? Instead of advising me to retire why dont you go to Thamukkam grounds and set youself on fire for a Tamil state? Theekkulippaa!

    Finally one thing. Journalism is not merely a profession but a vocation and a way of life for me

    Bharathi said “Namaku Tholil Kavithai”. I say “Enakku Thollil Eluthu”

    So dont ask me to retire

    I will keep on writing till the end of my life. My fervent desire is to die while I am writing

    So one word of advice to you – PODAA!

  57. I am requesting SL govt provide equal rights as early as possible.Let LTTE get a new leader . But i dont want them to fight another war. I dont want to see any more death from tamils and Sinhalas .

  58. Hello DBSJ,

    After reading your articles I always look for your replies for your reader’s comments. You are a warrior indeed.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Come off it Bala! You dont have to be a warrior to lock horns with “vocal warriors” who dont have guts to even post under their own names.

    By the way I have added your initial to your name to differentiate between another guy who also posts as Bala.

    When are we going to meet?

  59. #48 Shankar,

    FULL implementation of the 13th includes re-merger of present N & E, which is a big NO NO..Completely handing over land and police powers to the provinces (according to 13A) will not fly either..

    So a 19th amendment should amend the 13th..

    1. Either demerged N & E with minor adjustments to boundaries or merged NE with reduced land and coastal area..

    2. Provincial police to handle matters within provinces, Central police to handle inter-provincial, national and international matters.

    3. Crown lands divided 65% to provinces and 35% to centre.. Developments on provincial lands must meet provincial ethnic ratio, whilst those on crown lands must meet national ethnic ratio..

    However, with the TNA blabbering on about homelands and self determination, I don’t expect any land or police powers to be ceded by the centre..

    The demo-crazy of the 17A was replaced by the stability of the 18th. For the next 10-20 years the nation needs stability hence the 18A should stay instead of the political meltdown that can come about from 17A. When development and a certain degree of political maturity is achieved salient points of the 17th can be reintroduced.

  60. # 47. Ranjan, Toronto
    On the other hand, the LTTE and the segments in Diaspora has to know that if they reignite the war, there won’t be a Tamil community in Sri Lanka left.

    ——————–

    This is the very reason, why militant revival is possible in Srilanka.

    It also proves the world view that, in the war against LTTE, Tamil civilians were also killed.

  61. What I gather from this article and the ensuing comments is:

    a) A factual, well-written article by JBSJ
    b) Some Tamil Terrorist Diaspora (TTD) members still seem to be living
    in denial mode of the Sri Lankans’ determination to end the Tamil
    terrorism.
    c) Decimation of the Tamil terrorists have opened the eyes of some
    other TTD members that the separatism has no room in Sri Lanka.
    d) There still is planning and organizing being done by another section of
    TTD members to terrorize, insult, demean and discredit MotherLanka at
    every opportunity.
    e) DBSJ is looked upon as a traitor and a turn-off by TTD who wants
    GOSL to drop every other work and offer a solution off-the-shelf for a
    problem that is not there.
    f) Those TTD members who have sacrificed their arms, teeth and nails
    still dream of an Elaam, and believes that another fat pig would soon
    soon emerge as their brand new terrorist leader to terrorize the proud
    Sri Lankans.

    Therefore, it is time for the true Sri Lankans, on their part, to take counter-measures taking these threats seriously and accept the cardinal fact written in MotherLanka’s birth certificate… that Tamil terrorism was there centuries ago, we just ended one, but unless drastic and revolutionary changes are made to the demographics of the northern and eastern areas. Regardless of their ethnic origins any Sri Lankan should be able freely move in to any part of the country.

    During this transition, all Sri Lankans must feel the pain of change. If there is no pain… go back to the drawing board and check where we are going wrong.

    President Rajapakse is duty-bound to make sure he does not leave this task to another leader.

  62. #34-Refering my initial comment and your responses on #33,#34,#44 and others. Nice to see all your responses with patient and responsible manner. I believe it is healthy discussion share our thouts. Those who are commenting here( including my self) not a political experts–Sorry Some of the commenters may expert please forgive me if I am wrong.
    I understand your point is that thretening/regrouping tamil military would be worsening the ground tamils situation. Yea I have read last few days Mr.Raman and Col. Hariharan blogs (Indian experts those who are continously writing about Sri Lankan Situation) well that the order(indian and international) is not favour to tamil desirable solution.In this situation we shall thing achievable solution as you said but our dream should not change that is a federal set up/ seperate country ” Tamil Eelam”. Our leaders in ground and international arena may have two agenda.
    First should be normalize the situation: Resettlement, improve infrastructures in N&E, Release of all tamils from GOSL jail (those who have arrested and surrendered; Dear DBS in this task you can do few things. I believe you have good contact points in GOSL side by using that clearly state how many former LTTE members still alive in the jail–One of my friend who is in Journalism has told me that all surrendered senior members already killed/buried. Please let us how many peoples are still alive in the custody. This report may be important to track release) , Improving our people live standard. We should have some mechanism to implement the first task. we should aware that to achieve this task we should work with GOSL closely.
    Second task should be long term; this could be involve changes international/Indian order. I believe that within 10-15 years economical centre of gravity will be shifting towards asia–will create many friction with asia and western. these all create new inernational order. we should closely follow and wind the loop to utilize the second task.
    My grand mother used to tell us that “Poruthar Poomi aalvar”. Well we shall keep patient .. our generation would be ruled our country. all up to vinayagar!! (God Ganesha)
    Vinayagar Jeyam!! ( sorry is Jeyam also alive?)

  63. One eyed ex Sea Tiger Commandant becoming the new LTTE leader poses a grave threat to the welfare and wellbeing of the Tamils who are left behind in Srilanka.

    This looks like a a masterstroke by Nediyawan ,to assert his authority on the Diaspora in Europe and increase his ability to extort money and impose fear into the Tamils who are siding with the government efforts through people like KP to help bring normalcy to th North and the East..

    And to utilize the experience, command structure and connection of an active commander of the Tigers who has enormous experience and a good record of causing destruction to the Srilankan Navy as well as the merchant vessels of Srilanka friendly Asian nations.

    The new leader has good connections to the LTTErs who have gone underground, and there may be suicide cadres and Black tigers there .

    Also the bankrupt elitist UNP remnants and the destitute and desperate Marxist outfit the JVP will be willing supporters to cause mischief at the slightest opportunity.

    But any suicide bombs resulting fronm the experience and connections of the new LTTE leader will affect the freedom of the people in Srilanka pretty much straight away.

    Going by the latest demands of the Christian Churches in Srilanka to dismantle HZS , withdraw emergency regulations and withdraw the Security personal is a clear invitation to disaster with this new development..

    I am at loss to understand how these Europeans can openly give residence visas to LTTE leaders who have attacked merchant ships and killed their foreign crews and allow them to extort money at free will.

    Srilanka under the current leadership will be able resist any attemptsto resurrect the LTT as a force regarless of how much money the LTTE or the TNGE can collect and accumilate.

    But it can not prevent suicide attacks, and such incidents in Religious or Public places like those in the past will force the government to take drastic action.

    Ultimately the permenant solution is the dilution of the Tamil majority to bring equal representation of ethic groups in alll parts of the country so that the LTTE can not hide in their “homelands” and blow up Sinhalese and other ethnics in other parts of the country.

  64. Refering to the comment from Mr.Alimaru#49

    Dear Almaru,
    I would like to say that the identifying Tigers not give any results to. N&E tamil have a dream that “tamil Eelam” but tigers are just born from their dream so it is not good to peanilze them ..My argument is GOSL should go for some acceptable solution. Do you know that all the rebell leaders, Douglas, Karuna, Sitharthan, Sivajilingam, Pillayan finally KP as well all start to fought to freedom.but now all become goverment leaders but only the bottom people are under jail. So forget all tigers do not concentrate on them let them leave peace as DBS said. we shall go for practical thins.
    Second you are saying that oycotting SL products; Sorry to say dear I can not eat even indian spicy powder Still we are eating all spicing Tinfish all from Our country. You should remember that Our country mean Sri Lanka. We are not against with Sri Lanka. We have slight frictiction only. time will change. Everything fine. MR will find good solution. I pray god he should bring the country from third world to first world. All people can stay happily.

  65. This is bulshit ,every one is trying to make a image that LTTE is sooooooooooo big
    but if anyone tries the result will be the same as what it was
    Now they are living in unity but not perfect in time to come
    it will be ok
    But these bloody fools like to see blood on our land
    please give them a punishment GOD”

  66. 76. sjoseph,

    Please read again what I said in #47. I said there will not be a Tamil community but there will be Tamils in Sri Lanka if LTTE or any other militant organization tries again to revive the past 30 years.

    I am afraid that if that happens, firstly, there will be another very large mass migration of Tamils from the island, further reducing the percentage Tamils in the population mix. Secondly, there will be huge pressure on the government to change the ethnic mix of North and East by relocating Sinhalese and Muslims into those areas. Both situations will cause Tamils to lose their collective voice in the island.

  67. #72 PKN

    “Latin interacted with Tamil, English is born.”

    I nearly choked on my tea laughing at that one.. I have NO knowledge on the evolution of Kannada so I cannot comment on it. Though there was borrowings from Tamil since the 12th century AD, Sinhala was born from Pali with Sanskrit and the (polynesian type) Hela/Helu basa being the other main contributors…But the third claim is utterly HILARIOUS..

  68. What is absolutely evident is that some Diaspora Tamils are in denial of the LTTE’s annihilation in Sri Lanka and Some Sri lankan hardliners denial of the ever continuing LTTE drama. Fueled by the west for political and financial gain.

    End result further suffering and destruction of a gentle people.

    To some oh you who may not know Tamils specially educated are one of the most reliable and hardest working people any employer can get. I dont know how they can get unequal opportunity in the job market. As I value them.

    To any Sri Lankan Tamil reading this blog. – what more do you want?
    Dont you select your own legislators? Dont you have universal franchise?

    I am asking in a very honest manner – What do the Tamils in Sri Lanka want? What is wrong in the present system?

    Honestly tell me as I really want to know.

    Please dont reply with what happenned in ’56 and so on. just state facts as they are now on language, land, legislators ect. Tell me what the Singhalese have that the Tamils dont.

    Dont bring the war as It was the LTTE that brought in the violence. DOnt forget killing of Alfred Durraippa and the 13 soldiers.

    Talk about the present and state whats missing.

  69. Dear All,

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the eviction of muslims from the north. The LTTE gave 48 hour notice for all to leave. Strangely they never asked for asylum in western countries. They were settled in Camps in Sri Lanka and steyed there for over 18 years.

    As much one must remember the ’83 riots please remember the horrific atrocities of the LTTE. I reproduce here a part of an article by Santhush Ferdinando, web published at http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2010/11/14/sri-lanka-marks-20th-anniversary-eviction-muslims-ltte

    Here is part of the text.

    On October 1990, throughout the five districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna, the Tiger terrorists announced that all Muslims living within the Northern Province must leave within 48 hours. On Mannar Island, the LTTE announced that all Muslims must report to the LTTE office by October 24, and leave by the October 28. Despite protests by moderate Tamils and the Catholic clerics, the rebels sealed off Erukkalampiddy town in Mannar on October 28, and forbade all further dealings between Tamils and Muslims.

    On October 25, in the Mannar mainland, the rebels announced that the Muslims must surrender their possessions, register with the LTTE office, and leave on 25. They were allowed to bring five traveling bags per family, one gold sovereign and maximum of 2000 rupees. At the final checkpoint leading south, in Vavuniya, all additional items were confiscated.

    Muslims from Puthukudiruppu, Tharmapuram, (Mulaithivu) Uppukulam and Erukkalampiddy were subsequently assembled on the beach without food, water or sanitation facilities, and forced to begin their outward journey.

    In Jaffna town, where the majority of the Northern evicted community is derived from, Muslims were summoned to the grounds of Osmania College on October 30for a meeting where they only ordered to leave by noon.

    The Jaffna Muslims made their exit through a route carefully laid out by the Tigers, which took them through LTTE checkpoint after checkpoint. At each they were searched and more and more of their possessions removed. Jewellery was taken from the women. The thefts form some of the bitterest recollections of the Jaffna Muslims. In the end, the evictees had only the clothes we were wearing.

    I hope that DBSJ can shed some light on events leading to the Muslims being evicted.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I’ve written extensively on this years ago Dilshan. Also the expulsion was done during October till Nov 2nd. Nov 14th is NOT the 20th anniversary day

    More food for thought for all who believe that LTTE is the only way.

  70. The diaspora ltte cant do any real harm to Sri Lanka but they will try to do harm by which they will end up harming the Tamils living in lanka

  71. I dont think the Vinayakam who is in Europe is the sea tiger commander Vinayakam. This “New” Vinayakam is a big trick by Nediyon to make people support ltte again

  72. Good article Jeyaraj

    LTTE plans to start fighting will not be success. Tamil people in north who suffered hate tigers.They will chase them away

  73. This article goes to show that the diaspora Tamils will not be satisfied until they destroy Sri Lanka. They are filled with a blood-lust that will never be quenched. Therefore, it is time Sri Lanka takes the initiative and break the backbone of Tamil separatism once and for all. It must be seared into the soul of every single Sri Lankan Tamil that if they mess with Sri Lanka they will be demolished to the ground.

    The government should immediately settle Sinhalese and Muslims all over the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. The Jaffna peninsula should be made 65% Sinhalese and the Vanni should be made 60-70% Sinhalese. Then only will Tamil separatism be crushed for good. Tamils must be made a minority in EVERY district in Sri Lanka. Given the blood thirst and hatred of diaspora Tamils, this is the only way to ensure there is no more Tamil separatism in Sri Lanka.

  74. Why Tamil people needs special pre villages and constitutional amendments, can the Tamil diaspora asks the same, in countries where ever they settled down.

    The wholes mess is created by LTTE and die with it, please don’t try to revive it with scaremongering like regrouping and possible terror attacks.

    We know how to handle all these terrorists. Stop spreading rumours and scaremongering.

    Sri lanka is one nation and all the people are equal, that is it, if you don’t like it leave somewhere else.

    Who are the “WE” Kaluwa?……….DBSJ

  75. Jeyaraj annan

    I can see why you are concerned about a LTTE revival and restart of violence

    All responsible Tamils share your worry

    If the tigers start again our people will go back some more years

    I hope that will not happen

  76. Thank you DBS Anna for this article. You are very brave to expose these fellows like this.Be careful they are nasty rascals

  77. Re#72 -DBSJ”s response -vintage stuff.But i say your resonse is so apt,but “Vizhalukku irraiththa neer”‘ on these Kaahithap puli seedarhal.You have asked some pointed questions as well, Never mind asking for a seperate state if these people have the moral fibre to take on Azhagiri and his co horts in Madurai that would indeed be a useful thing to do.Now to you asking him why he identifies himself as a particular caste” warrior” may be he has talked to the Indian census people lately?Did you hear the news that castewise count is going to be on for the next census?By the way what happened to the person who gave money to US departmental officials in return for buying/organising arms shipments to LTTE?Lastly but most importantly your writings are like öththadam” for the battered and shattered people in Srilanka so carry on the excellent work.Thanks.

    Mikavum Nandri Karan……….DBSJ

  78. Dear Mr.Jeyaraj

    As a soldier involved in the Chundikulam-Challai fighting in February 2009 I can confidently say Vinayakam of Sea tigers died fighting

    This “Col Vinayakam” is an impostor. You can take it from me

    Keep up your commendable journalism

  79. Iam wondering when nediyavan is going try to kill rudrakumaran and father emmanuel.Also wondering when the strategic partnership is over whether nediyavan will kill vinayagam or vinayagam will kill nediyavan, like prabha and uma maheswaran shoot out in tamilnadu.Those were the days it was action packed thrillers which would have put the MGR movies to shame. Now it is a bit dull and boring with “primeministers, “3 deputy prime ministers, “ministers” etc etc.It has become a gemini ganeshan movie with tears from start to finish.

    Where is silambadi MGR who will whack 20 guys with that pole?

  80. hmm..it makes you wonder. .. those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it..

    DBSJ – it would be interesting to do a post mortem on Prabakaran’s fools enterprise, as to what mistakes he made.. not the last 4 big errors, or the overestimations/underestimations that he made leading to his downfall (as you very clearly described in on one of your articles). But what were the big mistakes Prabakaran made from day one..

    1. He made this an ethnic struggle. I.e he alienated the sinhalese and muslims by bombs, massacres, ethnic cleansing etc. One wonders if perhaps he hadn’t aliented the sinhalese and muslim common masses, and made it purely an struggle against centralised government, how things may have turned out?

    2. He alientated the people he claimed to represent. i.e sections of tamils, by early massacres of other ‘rebel’ groups and tamil political parties, and not forgetting the forcible conscription of the local populace.

    3. He alienated the eastern tamil population, based on how he treated the Karuna split, or how he contributed to the events leading to the split

    4. He alienated india by killing and maiming a fair few thousand IPKF soldiers, and then to make 100% certain he had succeeded in a permanent disconnect, killed Rajiv Gandhi.

    5. He unified the Sinhalese, where previously there may have been divisions along political lines, religious or regional lines, and certainly made them a more confident and nationalistic race, something even Anagarika Dharmapala probably could not achieve. I digress – in some ways the Sinhalese have a debt of graditude to Prabakaran. It is pretty ironic that in tandem he brought the tamils to their knees. How did that happen?

    Just to recap, what if Prabakaran had stated from day one his fight was not with the Sinhalese and Muslims, or commited massacres, ethnic cleansing, bombs etc.

    What if the LTTE was the LTNELF – liberation tigers NE liberation front, who fought for justice for all the poor and downtrodden NE Sri Lankans, and had built alliances with similar likeminded forces in the south – the JVP for instance (as discredited as they are now, and who made similar mistakes in alienating people)?

    What if he had made alliances with all the other tamil and NE groups under one banner?

    What if he had not fought with the indians or not assasinated Rajiv?

    Which leads me to the point I am trying to make and why I can say any re-emergence of the LTTE is doomed to failure

    We have the tamils already spilt along the TGTF, GTF and the ‘Real LTTE’ – not forgetting existing caste, regional and now overseas lines

    All three groupings have not distanced themselves or condemned the LTTE sufficiently, thereby retaining the baggage of the past they carried in terms of a lack of international acceptance, especially with India

    All three groupings only identify with Tamils thereby continuing to alienate all Sinhalese and Muslims

    All three groups as far as I can see have not made any overtures to the eastern tamil groups

    All three groups are trying to win the hearts of the tamil diaspora, but do not seem to be concentrating on winning the hearts or improving the lot of the Sri Lankan tamils who quite rightly would be last people who want to go back to war.

    All in all from Rudrakumaran to Nediyavon to ‘Father’ Emmanuel – they are actually not very bright people are they?

    As a patriotic Sri Lankan and a ‘Sinhalese Buddhist’ mind, I am loath to offer any advice here to a detested and decimated pathetic enemy that is the LTTE. But in a purely academic sense, what would I do in their shoes?

    1. I would try to get rid of the baggage of the past. That would be disassociating completely from the LTTE. This would mean in practical terms carrying our a purge of all remaining hardcore LTTE elements and no longer subscribing to their failed methods. I would get rid of all the symbols like the tiger flag for instance, and cease to identify with the LTTE

    2. I would apologise to all the sinhalese and muslim people for the crimes of the past, and attempt to reassure them that their freedoms, safety or liberties will never be compromised in the pursuit of the same for all NE people

    3. I would try to bring all 3 (?) disapora groupings under one single umbrella with no ethnic tags or labels.. i.e. GTF might become Greater NE Peoples Forum etc. who fight for the interest of all NE people, be they Tamil, Sinhalese or Muslim

    4. I would apologise to the Eastern tamils and try to build bridges with those parties instead of condemning them

    5. I would apologise to India, and condemn the LTTE’s past actions

    6. I would build bridges with other Southern Sri Lankan parties

    7. But most of all I would attempt to first concentrate on improving/rehabilitating the lives of Sri Lankan tamils who have sufered in the war, and restore their confidence/faith

    However I can quite confidentally say none of this will happen. Perhaps KP could have pulled it off (and still may do so, if he had another 20-30 productive years)

    What will happen however is, the infighting will continue. The alienation of muslims, sinhalese, eastern tamils, India will continue. The mindless threats, bombastic announcements, the empty promises, finger pointing and downright damn lies will continue.

    A few bombs may go off in Colombo, and lift their spiritis and appease their hatred for a day or two, before the Sri Lankan state with the full support of the people take a deep breath and visit devastation again on former/new LTTE’rs and their families, and those who even may carry the slightest taint. Unfortunately by default the people who suffer the most again, will be the remnants of what was a vibrant community. Thats the reality.

  81. #87 SJoseph,
    What I am asking is what a majority of Sinhalese in the south is asking too. Maybe we are innocent of the fact that there are differentiations in the common law of the land that does not give equal opportunity to all. But if there are differences based on Language and being of a different race why not spell it.

    Surely you can give one or two examples?

    Or do you not have any?

  82. ###36

    “Tamils must strive to achieve equality on the Island of Sri Lanka. But it cannot be through violence. To resume violence or even “threaten” resumption of violence will be a big blunder……….DBS”

    DBS Anna, Thanks for your response. I do agree with you. May be I’m wrong but what I think with my little knowledge, as we know Tamils have been fighting for their political rights since Independence. They fought in moderate way but that not succeed. They engaged in armed struggle and failed. But I don’t think so they will stop everything and adopt to live as second class citizens in SL. But I think majority of Sinhalese still not willing to accept Tamils as equal citizens. Like SF, they are expecting Tamils should not demand undue things. This is very pathetic. It seems to me that nobody learnt any lesson from the past. Both sides try to make same mistake again and again. That will lead to the miseries to both communities.

  83. wheather these people are alive or not that is not our problem. tamil started fighting against the srilankan state before the LTTE leader took the arm. All our tamil leaders betrayed tamil people. they donot do for tamil people. . ltte was not a government. but srilankan state has all the facilities to respect humanity. but they did nothing to tamils. fist srilankan state has to be punished for the crime done to the tamils .LTTE and other groups created because of gosl. that is why we were destroyed. did anyone prosecute for the crime comitted to tamil people before arm struggle. until they do it. we are not srilankan tamil. we have to respect the people who have fought for the tamil cause. wheather their leaders are wright or wrong. they given their lives for the tamils not for their families. atleast we try to respect one day for these matyr. that is maaveerar day. first all the tamil people has to think that wheather eprlf or plot or telo or ltte or epdp. whoever died for our tamil caused has to be respected. By giving respect to other maaveerar on maveerarday in november 27. we have to come to compromise each other to be united for our people to go fo self determination.
    i did not these writings are false. good one not good for tamil people.
    thank u

  84. 44. j.muthu:
    DBSJ Response:
    “But do not lose heart. All is not lost. We have to consolidate ourselves and achieve an economic, social and cultural renaissance. Political equality will also follow albeit incrementally.”

    —————
    Nice to hear.
    Incrementally! I’m fine with it as long as it happens. We can’t expect miracle in few years from the Sinhalese when we(our leaders) had screwed ourselves up during the last 50 years.
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    “Nichayam Iravukku Pagalundu” (There is definitely night after day)
    But until that day dawns we must be patient.
    In the words of Bharathy “Kattundom,Poruthiruppom.Kaalam Maarum”

    ———————

    Wow! DBSJ.

  85. #91 Raju

    Not EVERY district. Even if the ‘final solution’ via ethnic harmonization goes ahead GoSL should let Jaffna, Batti and Nuwaraeliya remain Tamil majority districts. Whilst separatism will still be demolished some recognition will be given to Northern, Eastern and Hill country Tamils..

  86. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRR7y269jL4

    Above is the youtube of the newscast on 5th february 2009 in Sinhalese. it does not show any bodies but states intercepted Tiger radio messages reveal Vinayagam and two others have been killed. I dont think the LTTE had any thought that they would be wiped out at that time, so there would have been no reason for tiger radio to lie. Obviously since no body was shown Vinayagam would be the best tiger leader to be ‘resurrected’ in order to scam some more money from Tamil Diaspora’

  87. this is not all about people or ellam,its huge money invoved and for the potential to rsise funds,as still people belive they can do miracle,for all these years they piled up arms,insted of that money if they would have help the locals they would have protect them.if we all want peace and people back home to bring their life back we as Tamils also have to contribute a lot.or send more ships and leave the country and seek assylum.for the devastaion we had its not only the LTTE but we also have to blame ourselves.
    if we look at the most comments most of the tamils wouldnt agree LTTE. god sake how many parties we need back home.few years time to save ourselves we have to follow up the muslims leaders,all those scholors and leaders were shot by our fighters.if the govt would have done then we would have add to our list.56,83,etc.

  88. Why I like and respect DBS is because he is only Tamil journalist I know who writes truth about Tamil situation fearlessly

    This is another example

  89. DBSJ!
    The claim of tamils a Democratical entity of self determination,get parity with Indian Tamilnadu’s State(regional) autonomy of D.M.K. party.But both Srilankan tamil leadership,and D.M.K. use this emotional Tamil rhetoric as a bargaining tactics to met the individual benifits of leaderships rather than guiding those political entity with future vision.The fools(common people) assembling arround them beliving the rhetoric always suffers.In srilanka now the sufferings are out of control.

  90. Re: Raju’s Comment(#91)

    I can’t help disagreeing with his suggestion that North and East should be re colonised with Sinhalese and Muslims. People like you are the root cause of the problems in Sri Lanka.

    Raju it’s a crazy idea , but any Sri lankan should be able to live and work where ever they chose to live voluntarily with out any hinderence. I don’t agree with colonisation by the state.

    I hope that people like you learn the lessions of history.

  91. This article once again provide evidence how LTTE rump is dangerous to Tamils. No Tamils will never forget during war what LTTE did to innocent civilians.

    The article also evidence how brainwashed diaspora still loyal as LTTE slaves mind works.

  92. Raju #91…

    Well analyzed.

    I recommended the same course of action in #77. This seems to be the only sensible, peaceful, visionary and a rewarding final ‘solution for all Sri Lankans which would T-bone the agenda of future Tamil terrorists. The caps the terrorists would be wearing NOT NECESSARILY WOULD HAVE THE LETTERS ‘LTTE’… So one should be cautious when trying to blame LTTE each time the Tamil terrorists attack. It’s the Tamil Terrorist Diaspora (TTD) who fed and kept alive the Tamil terrorists. LTTE is only a label.

    It is no secret that, as we write, TTD is meticulously looking for loopholes and planning to re-introduce violence to the country. Not that they want any solution for anyone… but to pocket in profit, insult the country, revenge the defeat and finally FOOL AND ROB THE TAMIL COMMUNITY ONE MORE TIME.

  93. 93. Dr Kaluwitharana

    Why Tamil people needs special pre villages and constitutional amendments, can the Tamil diaspora asks the same, in countries where ever they settled down.

    ……………
    ………….

    We know how to handle all these terrorists. Stop spreading rumours and scaremongering.

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    Preserving one’s culture and language is not a privilege. Able to raise one’s voice is also not a privilege.

    In India we have minority commission. Do you have one. i do not know.

    What is the percentage of minorities in your civil service and armed service.

    Think of other people also.

    Democracy is not the rule of the majority, by the majority of the majority.

    It is the rule of the people by the people and of the people.

    If you are going to tackle things like this in the democratic way then you can tackle. If not you cannot tackle.

    If you say you know how you will tackle then everybody knows how they will tackle you.

    This forum is for decent and dignified discussions. Not for ranting and raving.

    FORTUNATELY YOUR LEADERS ARE TALKING SENSIBLY, UNLIKE YOU. THEY KNOW THE HISTORY.

    Tamils have to live there in peace with their Sinhalese brethren.

    Likewise the Sinhalese also have to treat them like their brothers and also in a democratic manner not in a mobocratic manner.

    JR BEHAVED IRRESPONSIBLY (MANY POLITICIANS IN YOUR COUNTRY BEHAVED LIKE THAT ONLY AT THAT TIME) AND SEE WHAT HE GOT. VP KILLED RAJIV AND MADE INDIA ITS ENEMY NUMBER ONE. SEE WHAT HAPPENED.

    HAD THAT NAVAL RATING HIT OUR RAJIV WHAT TODAY IS THE TAMILS FATE WOULD HAVE BEEN YOURS.

    YOU ESCAPED BY A WHISKER.

    VP was the creation of his times. Many of you Sinhalese were also responsible for his creation.

    IF AT ALL THE WORLD COMES TO BELIEVE THAT THE TAMILS CANNOT LIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY AS EQUAL AND HONORABLE CITIZENS IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU ONLY AND NOT BECAUSE OF ANY ONE ELSE.

    WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

  94. Sorry DBS, if i have offended you any way. My apologies.

    Even professor G.L.Peries , a man once who advocated such thing as amendments and political solution said in a recent interview for daily mirror’s “ hot seat” that time has changed now, in those days we had terrorism was in this country, but now it is successfully eradicated from the country, so there is no need for such talks.

    The point i was trying to make is, if we start to talk or even encourage those things which is not attainable. We are simply miss leading the masses and create frictions, Tamils need to learn to live with the other communities peace fully and harmoniously.

  95. #113 Mahesh,

    “What is the percentage of minorities in your civil service and armed service”

    This question by you was addressed in detail by myself and others in a previous post. Your like ‘Lucy’ from ’50 first dates’

    VP KILLED RAJIV AND MADE INDIA ITS ENEMY NUMBER ONE. SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
    HAD THAT NAVAL RATING HIT OUR RAJIV WHAT TODAY IS THE TAMILS FATE WOULD HAVE BEEN YOURS

    You compare a spontaneous assault with a rifle butt meant to protest against one individual to a pre-meditated suicide attack which killed and maimed plenty. That’s like comparing the anti-Bush shoe thrower in Iraq to the 9-11 bombers.

  96. You report is 100% correct. Yes Sir, real LTTE Vinayagam is here in Paris.He is trying to go to Canada.

    He met some of the LTTE money collecters here.Now we don’t know where is he.But your report is true.

    If I find his whereabouts how do I can contact You? Please I need your Phone Number.I can provide more information of LTTE Cadres who is in Paris and how did they end up here.

  97. !05 Dilshan.

    Very interesting.

    Could it be possible this story, if came through the Tiger radio, was deliberately planted to smuggle the Sea Tiger to Europe?

    This guy with his track record in battles ,loyalty and the experience in the “Peace Negotiations “in particular would also have had excellent contacts with the likes of.Solheim.

    At this stage when VP was looking at all options including settling overseas with the help of Solheim. wouldn’t Vinayagam been the ideal ” minder” instead of depending on Westernised , whisky drinking ,ambitious operators??

  98. Mr.Mahesh you are a good person, I don’t know how old are you, but I think you are hugely miss lead by Tamil diaspora terrorists, of course India is our power full neighbour but that doesn’t grant you permission to intervene everything happening in Srilanka or lecture unnecessarily. Srilanka is the second functioning democracy in the south Asian region of course like India.

    Tamil supremacy dominated Srilanka for long time, since independent in every sector that is changing for good now, it is Tamil who avoided joining armed forces and police. We single headedly defeated the terrorism, which even India failed miserably during IPKF.

    Please be aware of propagandas!

  99. Comment 113

    “Preserving one’s culture and language is not a privilege. Able to raise one’s voice is also not a privilege”.—- Mahesh

    If you read the Tamil Week you would have seen the recent pictorial posting from Dushanthi Kanga on one of the most popular and spectacular Tamil fetes in Colombo.

    It is the Dazzling Lord Arumugaswamy Sooran Par 2010 for your info..

    You think the Muslims or the Christians would be allowed to hold these festivals in the midst of Hindu strong hold?

    Do you know that as many Sinhalese as Tamils participate in these festivities?

    Didn’t you read about Arudathi’ Roys experinces with your BJP mates?

    Do you know that our kids can study in Tamil medium up to University even in the South of the country ?

    Do you know our prestige Uni Courses like Engineering and Medicine had more Tamil stydents before VP.?

    Have you listened to my favorite “Manoharan”/

    Have you seen Tamil TV?

    Have you been to the Tamil “B Grades” from your neck of the woods?/

    Before you make these silly postings please check the facts, because some may think you are an authority on the Tamil life in Srilanka?

  100. 115-diyasena

    You compare a spontaneous assault with a rifle butt meant to protest against one individual to a pre-meditated suicide attack which killed and maimed plenty. That’s like comparing the anti-Bush shoe thrower in Iraq to the 9-11 bombers.
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    Fortunately i looked at the name before posting and it was dr.kaluwitharana. If i had not changed it to my name, it would have been really confusing for guys to read this as dr.kalu’s comment as his views are well known.I could have had some fun with him i suppose.

    DBSJ don’t know why this happens. How could dr.kalus name appear instead of mine in my computer. Once earlier too in previous article ISS was at the receiving end as i did not check the name before posting. Once in a way the name dissapears completely and the posting goes as anonymous. Any way these things seem to be very rare compared to when you started the blog, where it was frequent.

    Any way coming back to diyasena’s statement, if you look at that video of that incident, it was a full blooded blow that was meant to crack rajiv’s skull to smithreens. Comparing that toshoe throwing incident of bush is like comparing murder to shoplifting.Rajiv’s agility only saved him because he was on his guard. However i believe everything is gods work. Rajiv was destined to be killed by a tamil and not a sinhalese. Death is not determined by any of us, it is predetermined for us .I remember the grenade thrown at JR in parliament by the JVP bouncing off the table in front of him and hitting athulathmudali. who threw acid on his ex-wife’s face and cut the fingers of innocent tamil youth so that they can’t press a trigger.Same way the bomb planted in hitler’s bunker in a briefcase killing other generals because someone moved it a bit so that they could have some leg room. After god had done his work throgh hitler he took him away after giving him terrible mental agony, which a death in bombblast would have been like paradise for him. I can still see hitler’s pain on his face with berlin crumbling around him, and his hands which he is hiding behind his back trembling. Hitler was fearless for physical death, and the trembling was due to the mental agony he was going through with his shattered dreams, a fitting end to the monster that god deliberately created.

    Because of hitler the europeans who had been constanly fighting throghout the centuries stopped full stop and now have formed the EU.They will never fight again. God works in mysterious ways. Due to prabhaharan we also have to hope that the tamils and sinhalese who have been warring for centuries stop full stop and like in India and the europe start a new era.

  101. I have been to Rudra for an immigratino matter in US. He was prompt and gave a good service. I can recommend him as a good immigration lawyer, especially for Sri Lankans. Man speaks Sinhala perfectly so I ask the Sinhalese to go to him for any US immigration problem

  102. There has been references to a person called Vinayakam in LTTE websites for quite some time now. In fact his opponents refer to him derisively in Tamil as VI -NAAI – AKAM. The emphasis on NAAI which means dog is obviously to call him a dog

  103. # 100. Dilshan F

    There are 100s of issues. It has been discussed in this blog and else where at various websites.

    If you are really interested to know, you will find them.

  104. 118. Dr.Kaluwitharana

    of course India is our power full neighbour but that doesn’t grant you permission to intervene everything happening in Srilanka or lecture unnecessarily. Srilanka is the second functioning democracy in the south Asian region of course like India.

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    Every country has the right to intervene if things go beyond certain point. This your JR has also acknowledged. There are many such examples for that.

    We cannot remain mute spectators if rabid elements take over there.

    You may fret and fume but this is the reality.

    Treat your Tamil brethren as equals and not as vanquished.

    It was the insistence of India which has allowed you to remain as one country.

    You say you are a functioning democracy. Not many people share your views though. Try telling that to LKY and also a British MP Bob Rae has to say some thing different on that.

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    it is Tamil who avoided joining armed forces and police.

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    How do you say that. Their percentage has gone down from the time of Independence till present.

    If they were willing to join then then why are they not willing to join now.

    This argument doesn’t stand logic.

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    115. Diyasena

    “What is the percentage of minorities in your civil service and armed service”

    This question by you was addressed in detail by myself and others in a previous post. Your like ‘Lucy’ from ‘50 first dates’

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    Nobody came out with actual figures even then. If you have figures with you come out with them.

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    You compare a spontaneous assault with a rifle butt meant to protest against one individual to a pre-meditated suicide attack which killed and maimed plenty. That’s like comparing the anti-Bush shoe thrower in Iraq to the 9-11 bombers.

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    Spontaneous assault or not Sonia would not have forgiven you if Rajiv had been killed by that naval rating.

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  105. If Vinayagam is a geniune leader he must recruite ATLEAST TWO PEOPLE FROM from each family (so called eelam citizens) specially from Canada, UK,Europe and Australia.

  106. 82. Ranjan, Toronto | November 13th, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    76. sjoseph,

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    I am afraid that if that happens, firstly, there will be another very large mass migration of Tamils from the island, further reducing the percentage Tamils in the population mix.

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    I guess that is what many SL Tamils may wish for and it would help both SL Tamils & Sinhalese alike.
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    Secondly, there will be huge pressure on the government to change the ethnic mix of North and East by relocating Sinhalese and Muslims into those areas. Both situations will cause Tamils to lose their collective voice in the island.

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    I guess that is what the GOSL aspires for. It also would help both SL Tamils & Sinhalese to learn the art of living together.

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    Looking at your comments, it seems like your views support LTTE actions.

  107. The context is changed.
    The UN panel is asking for witnesses of war crime.
    Still Srilanka remains uncooperative to this UN involvement.
    “poomiyai vella Ayutham ethatku?
    poopparikka Kodali Ethatku?”
    I am looking for a Gandhi. A simple man but who is able to stand on his feet.
    Not so many Subas Chandra Bose.
    An Eelam citizen

  108. Hi DBSJ, as you have rightfully stated there is no place for a violence any more, the need of the hour is development in north/east so that life will be better for people who have suffered for nearly 30 years. In your response to # 33 you stated “realistically there is no political settlement in sight”. This view is not only be correct presently but true ever since independence as well. Now looking at the other side of the coin what is the realistic view of the Tamil diaspora ? can they be ignored? By branding them Tamil diaspora terrorist are you going to stop the violence? Nediyavan & Co can wip up the Tamil sentiment for contributions. But if the dispora feels a genuine effort is being taken by the GOSL for reconciliation and settlement, my belief is the average Tamil living abroad will rather contribute towards development rather than contribute their hard earned money to Nediyavan.

  109. Vinayakam the sea tiger commander is dead. This other Vinayakam thought of pretending to be the sea tiger Vinayakam to impress the stupid Diaspora and get money

  110. Vinayagam works  for the SL army intelligence.  We Tamils know that.He has been given an assignment by Pottu, but he never done that. Also he betrayed the Tigers who hide in Colombo. And now  he  is Try  to sabotage the Diaspora Tamils strength

  111. Re: Vinayagam

    One important factual inaccuracy.

    The SLA released vVideo footage of Vinaygam’s body at the time of his death. And, people who have known Vinayagam did not have any doubts that it was Vinayagam’s body.

  112. 125. Mahesh
    Every country has the right to intervene if things go beyond certain point. This your JR has also acknowledged.
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    JR never said that. He openly said that gioven the Indian military might Sri Lanka had very little options at that point. That is why Indo-Sri lanka accord of 87 will and should never be enforced.

    If you apply that argument to Kashmir, Pakistan has every right to interfere there. One could also argue that China also has a right to intervene in the Tribal lands of NE where maoists are being hunted and killed?

    For your information Bob Rae is not a British MP.

    You who so sanctimoneously go on and on about Tamils in Sri Lanka has absolutely no sympathy for your own in Kashmir. People there who indulge in civil protest are being shot, detained and being disappeared and to you that is government trying to maintain law and order? The hypocracy of yours is breath taking.

  113. Diaspora Tamils are destroying the Tamil community. They are filled with a burning hatred that is consuming them like a forest fire. Neither Christianity or Hinduism seems to have driven any sense into them. Their black hearts are overflowing with poison. Tamils who have a soul and a heart are doing good things however:

    http://www.iam.lk

    The diaspora Tamils are a curse.

  114. 123 Sjoseph,

    I am afraid that perhaps you dont have any . No point saying that there are hundreds when you cannot even name one. Its the same as Sarath Fonseka saying that ‘He HEARD that tigers carrying white flags should be shot’.

    Not one person reading this blog has been able to answer my question. And this IS the question being asked by the Sinhalese.
    ‘WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT CONCERN TAMIL CITIZENS TO SAY THAT THEY ARE MARGINALIZED TO AN EXTENT THAT YOU NEED A SEPARATE STATE!!!!.

    Come on Mr Joseph, please state a couple.

  115. Like many suggested, only a genuine solution for the Tamils in SL can stop the revival of any kinds. Rioting in Jaffna library, Settling Sinhalese in Tamil lands with state support while the evicted Tamils suffer in the camps will add oil to those revival theories. The international leaders and India should pressure SL to come up with a real solution without dragging any more time. When will the SL understand? The revival can be complete destruction to Tamils in SL but we will never know what could this mean to the rest of the world until we see them.

  116. Dear Godzilla,

    One point I disagree:
    //Do you know our prestige Uni Courses like Engineering and Medicine had more Tamil students before VP.?//

    The numbers changed after the standardization was introduced in late 70s. This helped VP initiative to a big movement.

  117. #115, Diyasena,

    Your comment on the assault on Rajiv shows there is no dearth of idiots on either side. Man, that was Rajiv’s agility from his years of pilot training that saved him that day. Had he been killed or gravely injured that day- You would have been spared years of misery from the ltte side. India would have invaded and annexed SL as the 24th state. And the world wouldn’t have lifted a finger. Why? You don’t kill a sovereign head of state visiting your country as a guest. That deserves punishment pronto. Also, there is a lot of consternation amongst the Indian official circles that that nut case of a naval rating was not jailed for life. Any other saner country would have done that. Again, you don’t maintain cordial relations with a friendly country by not legally punishing the assailant of its leader. These are basic courtesies in foreign relations. Do you think SL is a regional superpower that can get away by assaulting the leader of its giant neighbour and go scot free? You guys (so called srilankan patriots) are no less delusional than the tiger proxies. Both need to get a life.

  118. If my guess is right, Kumar and Mahesh both from Tamil nadu, they seem to be very much patriotic of being Indians it is a very good thing.

    But what they don’t realize is that India is not Tamil nadu it is made up of many other states as well. If I am right again most of the other states don’t like Tamilnadu like Karnataka issue, Kerala issue and most of the northern Indians don’t even bother about them.

    Then how come these patriots can threaten a sovereign nation repeatedly, using the same old rhetoric. “India would have invaded and annexed SL as the 24th state. And the world wouldn’t have lifted a finger. Why?”

    I think they are having some fun. Please be mature guys!

  119. Comment 139

    You are right.

    Don’t they have standardization in other countries both Eastern and Western which is to allow a reasonable mix of graduates according to the population distribution?

    Is that worth the destruction that was caused over the last three decades?

    Isn’t the same standardization now working to the benefit of poor students in the East and theNorth?

    Cunnnbg people both within and more on outside used it as an excuse to camouflage the major agenda.

  120. #136-dilshan f

    ‘WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT CONCERN TAMIL CITIZENS TO SAY THAT THEY ARE MARGINALIZED TO AN EXTENT THAT YOU NEED A SEPARATE STATE!!!!.
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    The main issue is tamils need power sharing so that they can manage their own affairs. If the banda-chelva pact or the dudley -chelva pact was implemented there would not have been a need for a seperate state, just like there has been no need for a seperate state in tamilnadu.

    Another problem has been violence perpetrated against tamils.These were state sponsored with police and army taking part. So tamils began to lose confidence in the governments especially when they found that perpetrators are never brought to justice. how could they when it is the government organising this.I think they were copying what happenned in malaysia, where the chinese were at the receiving end of violence and became quiet. Big mistake here because tamils are not chinese, and their history in srilanka is different to them, and also they have geographical proximity to to their brethren across the palk strait unlike china which is some distance from malaysia.

    The third problem has been changing the constitution to suit the majority at the expense of the minority. Even if you subsequently right the wrongs the feeling will always be there that with a two thirds majority the constitution can be changed at the will of the majority because they are more than 70 per cent of the population.A permanent solution to this would be to have a bill of rights safeguarding the minorities that cannot be changed other than by a three fourths majority, and implementation fully of the 17th amendment so that there are the necessary mechanisms to enforce the bill of rights.

    One piece of advice. Imagine you are a minority. Then the sinhalese would have been having a persecuted and insecure mentality. This is a human psychological problem. If a tamil goes to an interview where the panel is all sinhalese and the person who gets the job is sinhalese, he will think i did not get this job because i am a tamil. the panel may have made the right decision to get the right person for the job, but this feeling will persist. This is a minority complex, and it is upto the majority to be proactive and take the initiative to make minorities feel such things never happen and we consider you as one of our srilankan family, though you maybe of another ethnicity.Imagine what would happen if you go in the opposite direction to this type of approach as sucessive governments have done after independence, and shattering the already fragile state of mind of the tamils.

  121. 134. Ranjan,Toronto

    The countries do intervene if the things go beyond a point. Example is Bangladesh and also Kosova. You do not have divine rights to kill your people. You can kill and should the world just look at you.

    Again and again you are talking about Kashmir. Kashmir is now out of conflict areas in the UN.

    In Kashmir there has always been an elected govt in place.

    We do maintain law and order sometimes we have to resort to force.

    But never do we use our air force to police the state.

    we do not use essential commodities as weapons of war.

    If the indian intervention bothered JR he could have approached UN. He could have complained it to the world body.

    Whether you like it or not the neighbours do have the right to intervene if things go beyond a certain point.

    This concept applies to every citizen also.

    You cannot remain a spectator if your neighbor always shouts and makes huge noices or even beats his family.

    you can in that case book him under nuisance. Though he may be shouting or harassing his wife in his house only you can do that.

    If he tries to kill his wife you have the right to intervene citing article of self defense.

    The same concept applies in the International relationship also.

  122. Comment 135,

    News from Melbourne points to a lot of interactions between the Tamil organizations with Sinhala and Burghur associations in recent weeks to understand the feelings of each group and try to work together for a common goal,

    These activities range from social gatherings over entertainment with cultural shows and planned cricket matches between ex students from the school in the North and the South.

    This is excellent news.

    The common goal should be the welfare and wellbeing of the poor people who are trying to get their lives back.

    Holding out for “separate rule” and “homelands”by some people in the Diaspora as well as some “politicians” in Srilanka are either to satisfy their big egos and or to keep collecting money, especially in the West.

    Shavendra Silva’s performance in the SC does not indicate that he is a man trying to hide facts and spin stories.

    Besides he is now in the UN Building , and very close to where PM Rudra is planning to reside.

    I think PM Rudra should take cue from Melbourne and try to work things out with Shavendra.

    This will be a win win situation for both sides.l

  123. # 136. Dilshan F

    Though iam not a srilankan, iam convinced SL Tamil citizens are discriminated and treated as second class citizens.

    It is pathetic to note you guys are blind.

  124. “Nobody came out with actual figures even then. If you have figures with you come out with them”

    “How do you say that. Their percentage has gone down from the time of Independence till present.”

    Then what figures do you base statement #2 on?? You contradict yourself in the same post.

    Myself, Ranjan and others came up with ample evidence of Tamils who have reached high positions within the military and public service, both past and present..IF there can be Tamil Generals and Admirals, a barrier cannot exist for Tamils to join the service. Service in Sri Lanka’s military is purely voluntary, it cannot forcibly conscript Tamils like the LTTE..

  125. #125 Mahesh,

    “You say you are a functioning democracy. Not many people share your views though. Try telling that to LKY and also a British MP Bob Rae has to say some thing different on that.”

    First of all, Bob Rae in not British but a Canadian MP from Toronto. He is just pandering to the Eelamist voters who constitute the swing vote in his electorate..

    Lee Kwan Yew’s recent anti-SL rantings come from his fear of the negative effect the Hambanthota Port might have on Singapore’s economy.. He has similar criticism for Thailand, whose plans to create the Kra canal which would also disadvantage Singapore. And seriously LKY commenting on democracy is like Prabhakaran preaching non-violence

    If SL was not a functioning democracy how could Tamil MPs threaten in Parliament that the Army should prepare to send 40,000 coffins to Jaffna?

    Was SL not a functioning democracy when those who swear to uphold the Unitary status openly call for separation on political platforms?

  126. #126 Kumar,

    I’m sure Eelam citizen #129 would be right in front of the volunteer’s queue. Make sure he regularly takes his Schizophrenia medication though..

  127. #140 Kumar_I,

    If they did that it would have become India’s Vietnam or Afghanistan..Luckily for both India and SL, saner council prevailed in Colombo as well as amongst the North Indians in Delhi..

  128. #148 sjoseph,

    “Though iam not a srilankan, iam convinced SL Tamil citizens are discriminated and treated as second class citizens.
    It is pathetic to note you guys are blind.”

    Even with a seperatist war Tamils could live and work in any part of the island. But the Moors and Sinhalese were continuously deprived of access to the North, hence they were the real second class citizens..Fortunately the present government has plants to rectify that..

  129. With the current mentality in our society they can produce thausands of Vinayagams,VPs ect…
    But no use…

    The question is can our society produce one Aung Sun Suu Kyi?

    That is the leadership we need now.

  130. #139 Je,

    The number of Jaffna students dropped, whilst numbers from Wanni districts and Batti increased. Similarly numbers from Colombo and Kandy dropped whilst numbers from Nuwaraeliya, Hambanthota, Polonnaruwa etc. increased..

    It was an emancipation of poor students..But you always put a deceitful ethnic twist to it..

    It is supreme irony that the same standardization is now helping students in the North to get into universities..

  131. This is an extract from something i was reading on bhudhism. The relevance to the article is a bit disguised, but hits i believe at the core of the problem.

    “People in general, so many of them, are keen to prove something. They fall over themselves and become obsessed with wanting to prove themselves and waste a tremendous amount of mental effort in such useless, futile and unfulfilling pursuits. Such truly is a futile approach to life, as it leads nowhere except to frustration and disappointment. If only they could realise the power and value of being easier with themselves”

  132. Lot of hate and fear shown towards Tamil diaspora.

    But people fail to understand this diaspora is creation of sri lanka state , by its 60 years of oppression of Tamils.
    You have to remember that many of us have lost loved ones as well as our homes and way of life.

    Just becuase we worked hard and created wealth, does not make us happy, when we see our people suffer at the hands of sri lankan state terrorist.

    Tells what has the sri lankan government did to tamils to make them trust the state ? also singalese people have mentality which thinks that whole sri lanka belong to them tamils are 2nd class. look at the flag, its tells the story. When ever i see a flag i see Lion race ruling over the Tamils.

    Until funder mental things change in the country, there wont be
    any peace for Tamils.

    Its nice to know that there wont be a solution or settlement for the Tamil problem. That’s is the exact reason LTTE has a chance to rise again.

    To prevent that we have work very hard to convince the world take action against the sri lanka, on war crimes. Only if people are shown better ways to deal with problem they can follow the path.

    One thing for sure we are not going to go silent on the rapes and killing of tamils. Thats our duty regardless of the outcome.

    We have no sense of sri lankn ness in us. Be cause all we got from mother Lanka was shells and bombs . Do not underestimate the pain diaspora has. Its far greater then you imagine.

  133. I was bit disappointed as I expected KP would share his side of story of forming of TGTE and anything he knows about Rajiv assassination. This would have helped in many ways. Instead his main focus was hitting diasporas and praising Gota. Even though his intentions are high and honorable, he failed to address the main topics to bring Tamils together and sort their problem at international level. I completely agree this could be because; he is a captive of GOSL and has limitation when he says things. Nevertheless, he is doing his best possible to neediest, I am not or cannot do anything comparable to what he is doing now, so I do wish him all the best and pray for his good health.

    I think from all the article, this series is the most important one. You have criticized both GOSL and LTTE in the past. At this particular time, I think you are doing the best service now by publishing these articles at the needed time for Tamils around the globe. Instead of praising someone, it is important to criticize; I hope those who are responsible will fix things and work together to re-build properly for betterment of Tamils. What you are doing is a hard task, as some may get irritated. I hope they are now civilized and do not want to swim against the (main) stream. They should learn to accept criticism as positive feedbacks/tools for the healthier growth. Since no other Tamil journalist doing what you are doing, hats off to you, I respect what you are doing. I hope you would continue to write/criticize until we see sea (united and healthier) change in Tamil circle.

    I agree we do not want to upset the GOSL to bring more harm to people back home, but at the same time, we do need to build a strong foundation too. Without a good foundation, we will be dissolved without a trace. (As I expect many more navadkuli kudiyetram throughout North East in near future, while those IDPs stay in camps and not allowed to return to their homeplaces or HSZ). The foundation must be strong, genuine, transparent, fair, united and most importantly acceptable not by use only but also everyone or at least by the mainstream.

    Out of all, I think TGTE is somewhat better. Hope others get behind to strengthen it. Of course, TGTE need some changes to be acceptable too. Some of things they need to clear are, the name “TGTE” is also one of the obstacles. No issue honoring LTTE at heart, but should disassociate with hem to get connected with mainstream (if they want some good ears to hear what they talk). They should take transparent initiatives to get other groups (Tamils back in home, diasporas, nediyavan group, GTF, BTF, Douglas, Tamil Nadu, etc…) to unite/amalgamate. Also they should involve India and of course GOSL too. Hope they understand the need and build the foundation properly.

    One request DBSJ, yes LTTE has brought harm to Tamils but that is by some morons in the higher hierarchy. Most are brave fighters fight for one genuine goal in their heart. For me LTTE means those who at young age, genuinely fought for freedom without any nasty agenda in mind unlike some of their higher hierarchies. I admire (or attracted to) LTTE by the ones like Thileepan, Radha, Malathy and all other youngsters sacrifice for Tamils… I see these people as the lights in “kan vali kangaigal payum….. vengaigal ahkee vidivugal thedi, viluntha veeragalae, tamil veedukal yavum vilakkukal aha erium surarugale…” When ever I hear this song/line, and think about the scarifies made by these many young souls, eyes just burst out of tears… Those who try to take advantage of this Tamils sentiment for their own agenda, they must be stopped and isolated immediately. I strongly believe this series is very important to stop those exploits….at least to get the 13th amnt… I hope you write more of these. Wish you all the best DBSJ and take care.

  134. 136. Dilshan F

    Because you insisted time and again, i submit here SL Tamil Grievances list available in websites –

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    1948 – Discrimination Against Tamils by Sri Lanka
    State Sponsored Settlement of Sinhalese in Tamil Areas Begins.

    1950 – Over One Million Tamils Lost Their Sri Lankan Citizenship.

    Generations of estate Tamils have lived in Sri Lanka for more than a 115 years.

    1956 – ‘Sinhala Only’ Act Was Introduced.
    English was removed from its status as the official language and Sinhala was made the official language of Sri Lanka.

    1972 – Sri Lanka Denies Access to University Education to Tamils.

    In 1970 Sri Lanka banned the importing of Tamil films, books, magazines, journals, etc. from Tamil Nadu, India.. Foreign exchange for the long established practice of Tamil students going to India for university education stopped.

    Tamil students were required to gain a higher mark on their entrance exam as their Sinhalese counterparts. The government then brought in district quotas.

    1979 – Tamil Resistance Met With State Terrorism On the 11th of July 1979.

    President Jayawardene appointed his nephew Brigadier Weeratunga, as commander of the security forces in Jaffna.. The Sri Lankan Army who spoke only Sinhalese, under the authority of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, used arbitrary arrest, detention, search and torture against Tamils.

    1981 – Destruction of the Jaffna Public Library
    A large group of 200 Sinhalese Police went on rampage on the nights of May 31 to June 2 burning the market area of Jaffna, the office of the Tamil Newspaper, the home of the member of Parliament for Jaffna, the Jaffna Public Library and murder four people. The destruction of the Jaffna Public Library was the incident which appeared to cause the most distress to the people of Jaffna. The 95,000 volumes of the Public Library destroyed by the fire included numerous culturally important and irreplaceable manuscripts. .

    1983 – Black July
    The fourth week of July 1983 (23 to 29) witnessed the worst violence and blood shed in Sri Lanka. During the week, Sri Lankan state orchestrated violence that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 Tamils; over a billion dollars worth of Tamils’ property were destroyed.

  135. 149. Diyasena

    You never came out with actual figures. Only some names. Those were the persons recruited in the past.

    Come out with the statistics at present. How many Tamils are now in the Army, Police civil service etc.

    Their percentage. Exact numbers.

    The tamils in the forces is only a few hundred soldiers.

    Don’t tell they didn’t join on their own. What effort you took to enlist them in the services.

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    Tell me if the Sri Lanka is a functioning democracy when there are white vans. When there are colonization. When there are disappearances. When the journalists are killed.

    When the emergency laws are extended month after month even after the war ended more than 19 months back.

    Democracy is for the people, by the people and of the people. It is not for the majority, by the majority and of the majority.

    It was the mob like behaviour that killed the political convicts in welikade, Kaluthra etc.

    How do you say you are a Democracy. Just because you hold an election are you a democratic country.

    You are more of a mobocracy than a democracy.

    152. Diyasena

    Why should we invade your country. We can always find some people who do the dirty job for us. Nobody uses a hammer to swat a fly.

    Diyasena you seem to say that the Tamils living in the North and East were first class citizens and the Sinhalese and the Moors were second class citizens.

    Was that the reason you dropped bombs from your air force planes and used multi barrel rocket launchers.

    There are also allegations that you used cluster bombs and chemical weapons. These things can be verified only if there is an impartial inquiry.

    How much they would have suffered at your govts hands.

    You call them first class citizens….it is adding insult to injury.

    If your agenda was to improve the lot of the people you would have found out ways for doing the same without bringing down those who are ahead.

    In the name of the standardization you spoiled the life of the Tamils. You had helped the hands of the LTTE because of that.

    You could have found out ways of doing it without bringing down the lot of the Tamils.

    You didn’t do that. or if you did that you didn’t do that whole heartedly.

  136. Comment 144,

    —-“The main issue is tamils need power sharing so that they can manage their own affairs.”—–

    The commentator must elaborate on what this “Power Sharing” is.

    Besides this two word phrase,often uttered by the Diasporians and their backers and the previously LTTE supporting Tamil politicians all we have heard is “Let us run our own business in our homelands”.

    Power sharing and letting run their own business is an open ended and a very very broad statements.

    If one ethnic group that represents only about 10 percent of the total population is granted power to run their own affairs ( I assume this is total political power) what about the other major ethic group ie the people of Middle East and Malay origin who have been inhabitants in their own land too.?

    Has the Government got to rellnquish power to them to run their own business?

    Then what about the Million odd Indian Tamils inhabiting Nuwaraeliya , Bandarawela , Badulla and Colombo?

    Has the Government got to share power with them too? Or are they going to relocate in the homeland of the native Tamil people.?

    If the commentators come up with a detailed ,step by step description of how this power sharing must be done and how it affects the democratic rule as we are used to since Independence. simple Simons like us can get our heads around this complicated issu..

    Then we can at least visualize what the country Srilanka would look like in 5 ,10, 50, and 100 years as our children and their children have to live there unlike the Srilankans living overseas permanently with adopted citizenships.

  137. Guys, What Tamils need is a life; Tamils are not pawns for Indian politics (be for Soniya or vaiko or Nedumaran or Thol Thiruma);

    Tamils should not be fooled ONCE more;

    And Sinhalese should not cause Tamils become fools again by giving a ‘reason’ AGAIN.

    Yes, Sinhalese should not become fools again by giving a reason for Tamils become fools.

    Lets live and build a country. I was watching a few old ceylon video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptn8Jt5u4g8

    What a wonderful my motherland it was !

  138. what really happend was after standadaization in 70s by our leadres it was misinterpreated,even the media was failed to give a true picture.Trinco batticalo puttalam vavunia etc took advantage as well.
    #159 you have put a lot of efforts,but shall we all move on ,insted of what was happend ,shall we all work together for same mistakes happen again.
    if we all can come and settle in Canada why not in Navatkulli,this is derseted bare land.there is no tamil land or sinhaleese land or muslim land.you buy it then you own that plot.i had the privillage to study in Anurahapura then in week end tuition in Jaffna.now i would love to go back and settle down there.even now there are hindu kovils there lot of cinima halls were owned by tamils lot of paddy harvesting buissnesses.i rather would like to see the old days come back.we Tamils and Sinhaleese are not like jews and palastine we dont hate each other,yes there was riots mean time we have to be gratitude lot of us saved by fellow citizens,i m suer this would have in jaffna as well.look at the global situation every one of us worried about the financial crisses unless you stay in doll.
    even one of the kovil in uk,has send a big bell woth of £30 000 to temple in Tellipallai they do it what they really need.even they have done PALL ABISHEKAM 1000 kudam and pooja, all for the people in vanni to have peace.this what the reality of the dispora.all over europe now tamil films for whom do we have a sympathy for the people back home.pls let the people in peace.if they attack colombo it might be fun for some,but back home how it will effect..ltte might be good fighters but if you asked the people who were under their control,they would say they will be better off under govnt.one thing is understandable lot of people contributed lot of money and lives,had a lot of hopes,so its hard to take it.even if we get ellam do you think we go back.now we have lot of hopes for our children here,but i ask lot of people they all said ONE DAY.this is the good opportunity for us to build back our lives.mean time we all say give us solution.look at the eastern chief,good god do we want another one in for north.its better have none.

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    What really happened on the last day of the second sitting? TGTE Official Explanation

  140. #159sjoseph

    1948- There are no TAMIL or SINHALA areas in Sri Lanka..All re-colonisation was done on STATE LAND. Not a single Tamil was displaced from there private lands. The government has prerogative to ensure equitable distribution of land other and other resources amongst it’s people. It was providing land to the landless people who were denied by the colonial masters and their local lackeys..

    1950- Half truth. Whilst the first (ceylon) citizenship act of 1948 required the father to be born in ceylon. The second (indian-pakistani) citizenship act allowed people who had lived in the island for 10 years (7 if married to a local) to stay. So there was no disenfranchisement of people who had lived for 115 years as you say.. Most of the excluded population was allowed to stay as per subsequent agreements.

    1956- The ‘Official language act’ was amended to include reasonable use (schooling, public services exams, administration of districts with Tamil speaking majority) of Tamil in 1958…

    1972- The initial act was for 35% national merit 50% district based quota and 15% to underpriviledged districts. There was NO race based discrimination there. The students of Colombo were equally hit as students from Jaffna. Students from the Wanni and Batticaloa actually gained from it. This was later amended to 80%
    national merit and 20% on district quota.

    1979- Prabhakaran had already commenced his terrorism three years before that.

    1981 and 1983- There are no excuses made for these two incidents. They were WRONG..it is ironic that when the Jaffna library burned down amongst the treasure lost were Dutch records mentioning Sinhala settlements in Jaffna

  141. #152, Diyasena,

    “If they did that it would have become India’s Vietnam or Afghanistan..Luckily for both India and SL, saner council prevailed in Colombo as well as amongst the North Indians in Delhi..”

    Do you ever understand what is being said in an exchange? Or is it a problem with understanding English? Saner counsel in Colombo?? My goodness. Then why didn’t they jail that nutcase naval rating for life?. Is that not what much saner counsel all about in foreign relations? You and Kaluwitharana are providing some comic relief from time to time.

  142. #160 Mahesh

    “You never came out with actual figures. Only some names. Those were the persons recruited in the past.”

    5 minutes ago too would be the past. Be more specific. If more than the few thousand Tamils don’t want to join the military, that is their PERSONAL CHOICE..The government has no right to tamper with the FREE WILL of the people.

    “Tell me if the Sri Lanka is a functioning democracy when there are white vans”

    The white van story is found to be a myth..Most of those kidnappings were either by the underworld for extortion or stage-manged to get asylum in foreign lands..

    “How do you say you are a Democracy. Just because you hold an election are you a democratic country.
    You are more of a mobocracy than a democracy.”

    Then based on Gujarat, Mumbai, 1984 India is a mobocracy as well..

    “When the emergency laws are extended month after month even after the war ended more than 19 months back”

    Did you at least read DBSJs last too articles..Should the GoSL just watch and sip tea whilst the LTTE reforms and resumes violence.There are continuing threats to the people’s security that are best served by the emergency laws and PTA. Why does the USA have the ‘Patriot Act’ , even 10 years after 9/11?

    “Was that the reason you dropped bombs from your air force planes and used multi barrel rocket launchers”

    How else do you respond to a armed group which possesses heavy artillery, their own rocket launchers and thermobaric weapons? Should the GoSL used bow and arrows instead? Maybe catapult whilst they are at it..

    “How much they would have suffered at your govts hands”

    If the LTTE had let them go earlier it would have lessened their suffering.

    “In the name of the standardization you spoiled the life of the Tamils”

    Au contraire, it actually increased opportunities for Tamils in the Wanni, East and the Hill country..Only the Jaffna elite were effected. The students of Colombo were effected more so, yet you didn’t hear them whinging about it..

    “Democracy is for the people, by the people and of the people. It is not for the majority, by the majority and of the majority.”

    Go tell that to the people of Kashmir, they will love you for it..

  143. #161 Godzilla,

    “The commentator must elaborate on what this “Power Sharing” is”

    It means that 35% of the land mass and 50% of the coastline should allowed to be ruled only by the Tamils, with Sinhalese and Moors not allowed to live there. In the rest of the country everyone should be allowed to live and work as they please..

  144. IS DEMOCRACY EVEN POSSIBLE FOR SINHALESE IN LANKA?IF WAR BRINGS DEATH TO TAMILS,THEN WHAT ABOUT “DEMOCRATIC” POLITICS THAT CREATED WAR???..DO YOU WANT THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN ??

  145. 9. Mahesh///Political solution could neutralize any re grouping of the LTTE/////

    Keep dreaming…………firstly GOSL must liquidate all pro terrorist

    28. Dr Kaluwitharana////welcome. Nice to hear from you

  146. 160. Mahesh

    Your Tamil whining isn’t going to change anything. You can continue to play the victim card to your hearts content, but rest assured you are doing nothing for real change in Sri Lanka. No one really cares what you Indian Tamils think. Most of India doesn’t really care what Tamil Nadu thinks. Most of India looks at you as a chauvinistic state that refuses to learn Hindi and is always looking for a fight. You Indian Tamils would do better looking after all female infanticide and child marriages going on in your state.

    Tamils may rule in Tamil Nadu, but it’s the Sinhalese who rule in Sri Lanka. Before preaching about equal rights, make Telugu an official language of Tamil Nadu and given the around 10% Telugu speaking people in Tamil Nadu their equal rights.

  147. “You have to remember that many of us have lost loved ones as well as our homes and way of life.”

    Yes, it’s only the Tamils who suffered eh? No one else did. Oh, poor Tamils.

  148. #167 Kumar_I,

    “Then why didn’t they jail that nutcase naval rating for life?”

    You don’t give life sentences for attempting grievous harm..The law was applied to the letter and he was punished proportionately..

    Meanwhile divine law was at work as well and after wasting 1100 Jawans and 1000 Crores India recognized the Frankenstien monster it created.. Complete realization finally dawned at Siripembudur.. After that the North Indians aptly supported by Malayalis and Kannadigas have steered India’s foreign policy in a more nuanced manner..

    “You and Kaluwitharana are providing some comic relief from time to time.”

    It’s my pleasure to reduce your blood pressure..Hold a mirror in front of you and the real joker shall be revealed..

  149. #166
    Mr Diyasena this was a complicated issue thanks for updating,this was misinterpretd like Amir AND CO when we were small i heard him saying in speech Perera got 165 and got uni and our Prakalathan got 170 have no uni.i born in 1965 and studied in tamil even the 2nd language was English no one ask me or force to study any other language,apart from my parents were in Govt jobs if they study SInhala there will bo pay incriment wise verse to Sinhaleese.this was a purely a breakdown between the 2 communities,there was a paper call SUTAHNTIRAN you read it your blood boil and look for another path,but end of the day we all same Mrs Amir and her children are here, we also here,i wonder why they shot him anyway.if not he would have been here

  150. 171. Gavin

    You people think that there is no need for any political soln. That is the day dream. Keep dreaming.

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    28. Dr Kaluwitharana////welcome. Nice to hear from you

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    I only wish the tribe of Kalu, Gavin, Diyasena etc grow. Only then the world will know that the rights of the Tamils has to be protected and they have to stand up for them.

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    172. Sach

    No one really cares what you Indian Tamils think. Most of India doesn’t really care what Tamil Nadu thinks. Most of India looks at you as a chauvinistic state that refuses to learn Hindi and is always looking for a fight. You Indian Tamils would do better looking after all female infanticide and child marriages going on in your state.

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    You live in dream world. I do not want to disturb you. The brute reality will wake you up.

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    Tamils may rule in Tamil Nadu, but it’s the Sinhalese who rule in Sri Lanka. Before preaching about equal rights, make Telugu an official language of Tamil Nadu and given the around 10% Telugu speaking people in Tamil Nadu their equal rights.

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    You don’t know about Tamil Nadu and you don’t know about India. Several Tamil politicians are Telugus, vaiko arcot veerasamy etc.

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    168. Diyasena

    #160 Mahesh

    “You never came out with actual figures. Only some names. Those were the persons recruited in the past.”

    5 minutes ago too would be the past. Be more specific

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    If you have the answer post it. No semantics please.

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    If more than the few thousand Tamils don’t want to join the military, that is their PERSONAL CHOICE..The government has no right to tamper with the FREE WILL of the people.

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    Govt can conduct a special recruitment drive. It is the responsibility of the Govt to see to it that they are represented in good numbers commensurate with their population.

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    The white van story is found to be a myth..Most of those kidnappings were either by the underworld for extortion or stage-manged to get asylum in foreign lands..

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    White van story was reported widely by your own press and also by foreign press.

    If it was stage managed for some extortion or to get foreign asylum then it means that your govt is inept.

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    “How do you say you are a Democracy. Just because you hold an election are you a democratic country.
    You are more of a mobocracy than a democracy.”

    Then based on Gujarat, Mumbai, 1984 India is a mobocracy as well..

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    An enquiry was conducted and before it the Chief minister of Gujarat has presented himself. Tell me if such a thing has happened in your island.

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    “Was that the reason you dropped bombs from your air force planes and used multi barrel rocket launchers”

    How else do you respond to a armed group which possesses heavy artillery, their own rocket launchers and thermobaric weapons?

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    Long before LTTE possessed the heavy artilleries and air crafts your govt was using them to pound the tamil positions. How many civilians would have died out of it.

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    “Democracy is for the people, by the people and of the people. It is not for the majority, by the majority and of the majority.”

    Go tell that to the people of Kashmir, they will love you for it..

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    Kashmiris enjoy more democracy than you sri lankans, or even pakistanis.

    There is freedom of press. All the major news papers operate there.

    There is no white van. There is no using of the essential commodities as weapons of war. No aerial bombardment.

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    166. Diyasena

    1950- Half truth. Whilst the first (ceylon) citizenship act of 1948 required the father to be born in ceylon. The second (indian-pakistani) citizenship act allowed people who had lived in the island for 10 years (7 if married to a local) to stay. So there was no disenfranchisement of people who had lived for 115 years as you say.. Most of the excluded population was allowed to stay as per subsequent agreements.

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    In that 10 years even if they had visited India for a few days then they will not be allowed to get citizenship. 10 continuous years without a break of stay in the island was the requirement.

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    1979- Prabhakaran had already commenced his terrorism three years before that.

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    What about the tamil conference incident.

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    1981 and 1983- There are no excuses made for these two incidents. They were WRONG..it is ironic that when the Jaffna library burned down amongst the treasure lost were Dutch records mentioning Sinhala settlements in Jaffna

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    That is a good reason for you to settle as many sinhalese you want to in the Jaffna to alter the demography.

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  151. 174. Diyasena

    Meanwhile divine law was at work as well and after wasting 1100 Jawans and 1000 Crores India recognized the Frankenstien monster it created.. Complete realization finally dawned at Siripembudur.. After that the North Indians aptly supported by Malayalis and Kannadigas have steered India’s foreign policy in a more nuanced manner..

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    Has the story ended.

    Only history will tell you whether there is only one climax in this eelam drama or if there is an anti climax also to this.

  152. DBSJ,

    Another good article. For comic relief I also browse through the comments under the article and it sure amuses me.

    By the way your reply to 72. Pandiyakula Kshatria Nadan, was bloody brilliant. That chap looks like he definitely comes from Dayan J’s school of thought. Writes like a self personified intellectual magnet, putting in big words and talking absolute bull crap having no relevance to the topic.

    Intriguing to see how people are still wishing for the return of the LTTE. Have these fools not learnt enough? There is a moderate genre in support of TGTE & GTF. As far as I’m concerned these organisations have their own personal agendas, longing for status & supremacy in their respective electorate. Bunch of jokers.

    The only political leadership that I would trust at the moment is the TNA. I know they have an ugly past with their affiliations with the LTTE. But I feel like they are making amends and trying their best to work with the people.

    Regards,

  153. there was a time when thet say vihara lane in wellawatta people scared to go there it dosent matter who you are now go there there is temple call Anchaneyar.IBC road back of the Pansala some how Vinayagar appeard then there is a pooja wake up my fellows this cast system make them to change that is why VP killed more sinhaleese than tamils he brought back to the level of his knowledge.

  154. #174, Diyasena,
    “After that the North Indians aptly supported by Malayalis and Kannadigas have steered India’s foreign policy in a more nuanced manner.”

    Phew! No wonder your delusions do not clear up. After that … and who was steering india’s foreign policy prior to that? Rajiv Gandhi? JN Dixit? Romesh Bhandari? Are these characters east indians perhaps? What do you know of India’s foreign policy? India’s foreign policy is independent of the influence of any state govt. It’s always decided by the mandarins in external affairs ministry irrespective of where they hail from. In fact, all of them are white men in brown skin. The only Indian leader who didn’t toe the line of officials was Indira Gandhi and she paid the price for that. Rajiv, in fact, followed the officials in letter and spirit. He wanted to correct the wrong done by his mom. Had IPKF been successful you would be singing a different tune. It was stupid Premadasa who asked IPKF to withdraw. And he too met with divine justice, didn’t he? I ihave been saying this for long. Had ipkf been allowed to get along with its job for 2 more years, ltte would be history by 1991 itself. But look at what happened because of the stupid collusion of premadasa with ltte? The misery for you guys prolonged for another 18 years. Now, who is delusional here? When you analyze history don’t try to gloss over your mistakes. Then you will be forever delusional. Get the facts straight. Look, the govt of India committed a mistake in arming insurgent groups in SL. The subsequent govt realized the mistake and tried to correct it. But instead of allowing it to happen, you guys screwed it up. Now, don’t blame indian govt once you failed to utilize the opportunity. Now, after severeal thousand lives and injuries you got a respite which you would have got by a few thousand lives of indian soldiers. You screwed up that opportunity period.

  155. 177 Mahesh,

    An enquiry was conducted and before it the Chief minister of Gujarat has presented himself. Tell me if such a thing has happened in your island.
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    Who are you trying to Kid? One of your Cabinet Ministers is personally complicit in Massacres of Sikhs in Delhi in 1984. Has those allegations been investigated? Why is he in the cabinet?

    How many people have received compensation from your government for the riots in 1984 against Sikhs? How many people have gone to jail for anti-Muslim rioting in Gujarat in 2001?

    You say that the Chief Minister has “presented himself”. I am sure that is real comfort for the people whose loved ones were killed and property destroyed.

    You say there are no white vans in Kashmir. Of course they are not white. The vans your government uses are military brown. For all your posturing here, can you say with a straight face that there are no disappeared civilians in Kashmir? When a prominent person and a writer of the stature of Arundathi Roy stands up and say that Indian military is a occupation force that kills civilians indiscriminately what is your answer?

    Before you start preaching to others, please take look at your own neighbourhood, your own country. When there are no Hindu-Muslim riots, when there are no Christian priests burnt alive, when there are no ethnic cleansing of tribal people in the NE of your country, and when your society stops practicing apartheid in the form of one of the most repressive caste systems ever know to man, other people will start listening to you and take you for your word. Not before.

  156. DBSJ

    Though you made me look like a fool and a laughing stuff. I would rest assure that i touched your intellect.

    I am going to publish a book on Tamil-Latin-English linguistic relation.

    LTTE is far much better than what you have done to assasinate my character in this episode.

    Naan oru mutallunga
    siripu varuthu siripu varuthu.

    PK Nadan

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Mathuraikku vantha Sothanai. Send me an autographed copy of the book.It will be a collectors item

    Since you seem to be fond of Chandrababu songs like me here are a few more for you

    “Onnume puriyale Ulagathiley”…

    “Puthiyulla Manithan Ellam Vetri Petrathillai – Vetri Petra Manithanellaam Puthisali Illai”

    “Pirakkumpothum Azhugindraai
    Irakkumpothum azhugindraai
    Orunaaleenum Kavalai Illaamal
    Sirikka Maranthaai Maanidane”….

  157. dbs

    I think you would have got more info by now about who this Vinayakam person is.

    My friends in Europe tell me that both versions of his real identity are being told by tiger activists to confuse people

    Which is correct?

    pls enlighten us…

    Yes.I am getting info.Please wait…..DBSJ

  158. 172. Sach | November 16th, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Sach

    Telegu people are not killed in Tamil nadu for being Telegu people or speaking Telegu.

    They are NOT second class people in Tamil nadu; Go and see Tamil Nadu.

    India may have other issues; But in this racial harmoney Sri Lankan should learn from them;

  159. #179 for the comic relief people give money they dont browse sites,dont be smart you whit man good thing you dont need to pay for this site to come or comment just behind the computer purly its nothing to do with the comic relif at all,its all about you at all ,grow up

  160. “Kashmiris enjoy more democracy than you sri lankans”

    “There is freedom of press”

    That’s not what Reporters San Frontiers is saying..

    Kashmir turmoil sees India drop in press freedom rankings

    Nor is it what local journos are saying..

    Media silenced in Kashmir

    “There is no white van.”

    That’s not what the parents of the disappeared one’s are saying..

    Movement against enforced disappearances in Kashmir

    “No aerial bombardment”

    You repeatedly blabber here about air strikes..What have you to say about IAF bombing of Aizwal, Mizoram?? Isn’t that bombarding your own citizens???

  161. #176 Kugan,

    Yes my friend there was indeed a breakdown in communication..There are many people playing the role of Amir and the editors of Suthanthiran on this blog and elsewhere. They want to keep the irrational hatred going and there hypocrisy is revealed on a daily basis..However I’m sure there are more people like you out there and the tribalists will realise that they cannot fool all the people all the time… Satyameva Jayate..

  162. Mr,Kumar is longing for a Tamil version of a Burmish Ms. Suu Kyi, but I don’t understand the logic behind it?

    Terrorism is eradicated Srilanka is the second fastest growing economy after China in the world, strong leadership and stable politics.

    What is your problem?

  163. Dear DBS

    Thank you very much for this article. I want to congratulate you for taking the bull by its horns or tiger by its jaws and broaching a topic few would have the courage to even touch

    Like you all right thinking Tamils are sick and tired of the LTTE antics in Diaspora. They cannot do anything constructive but can only make Tamil plight in Lanka worse.

    I hope more Tamils in Diaspora will get enlightened by your articles and move away from these tiger elements

    God give you strength and protection

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thank you Mythily. As you correctly observed these antics in the Diaspora by tiger elements can only bring more misery to our peole in Sri Lanka. That is why I am trying hard to expose these Vinayakam and Nediyavan characters

  164. 169. Diyasena | November 16th, 2010 at 5:43 am
    #161 Godzilla,

    “The commentator must elaborate on what this “Power Sharing” is”

    It means that 35% of the land mass and 50% of the coastline should allowed to be ruled only by the Tamils, with Sinhalese and Moors not allowed to live there. In the rest of the country everyone should be allowed to live and work as they please..
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    As per diyasena’s proposal(not the present sarcastic one, but the one discussed in previous DBSJ article “raproachment necessary between TNA and government”comments section)

    1. 5 provincial councils. northeast, northcentral, central, western and southeastern.

    2. The northeast province will be made up of 20 percent land area with about 30 percent coastline. Some parts of the current northern province to become part of north central province and some parts of the east to become part of central province.

    .3. From the census that is going to be done in 2011, we will know what is the percentage of tamils outside this new north east province. Let us just take a figure now out of thin air,say 15 percent, then in this new northeast province sinhalese should be settled until their percentage in this province becomes 15 percent. After this minimum ratio is reached natural migration can take place with no restrictions in any part of the country.

    4. for the muslims same principle applies. If ouside this new northeast province they are 5 percent, then in this province too they should be settled until 5 percent is reached.After that natural migration without restrictions.

    5. As for extent of devolution of powers diyasena’s proposals are as follows and can be compared to indian, malaysian. swiss models etc and negotiated between tamils and the government.I’am not an expert on extent of devolution, i only know that it moves inversely with seperation.

    252. Diyasena | October 27th, 2010 at 4:58 am
    #248 Shankar
    “Now what about the extent of devolution?”

    Defence- National
    Foreign affairs- National
    Communications- National

    Judiciary-

    District courts, Provincial high courts and a National supreme court
    The country shall have one penal code of justice. Provinces can pass by- laws if the Supreme court determines they do not explicitly violate the spirit of the national code of justice.

    Police-

    Provincial police departments for application of day to day laws and crimes committed on provincial lands
    National Police for application of laws regarding to crimes committed on national lands and crimes involving more than one province as well as international crimes

    Governance- Each province shall have an assembly of 51 to 101 members (voted on the first past the post system) and a senate of 20 members(voted on proportional representation). The chief minister shall be the head of the Assembly. The Governor (Appointed by the president) shall be the head of the senate.

    The governor may only declare national rule over a province,
    1. Large scale natural disasters 2. Arbitrary attempts at secession 3. If asked so by the chief minister 4. Political deadlock

    In all cases after 6 months governor requires approval of the provincial assembly or call for a fresh election.

    The national assembly shall consist of 200 members (elected by first past post system) headed by the Prime minister. A 100 member senate (elected on proportional representation) shall be headed by the President (appointed by parliament)

    253. Diyasena | October 27th, 2010 at 5:15 am
    #248 Shankar (Continued)

    Land- Administration of private lands shall be done by the provinces. Existing crown lands shall be divided 2/3 to the provinces and 1/3 to the centre

    Agriculture and Irrigation (tanks) – Provinces

    Fisheries- Coastal and shallow water fisheries, fishing
    Deep sea fisheries shall be responsibility of
    centre

    Waterways- All rivers and lakes within provincial boundaries managed by provinces. All rivers crossing provincial boundaries and their catchments managed by the state.

    Mineral resources and other resources of national importance- Owned by nation but 1/3 of royalties given to province it is situated in.

    Environment and biodiversity-

    Management of non-threatened non-endemic species -Province
    Mangement of endemic and threatened species- Centre
    EIA process- Centre

    Archaeology and national heritage- Centre

    254. Diyasena | October 27th, 2010 at 5:37 am
    #248 Shankar (continued)

    Trade and commerce-

    Internal – Provinces
    External with private entities- Provinces
    External with government of semi-government entities- Centre

    Health- National health policy to be implemented by
    Provinces. State Hospitals managed by
    provinces but funded by both province and centre

    Education- National educational policy implemented by
    Provinces. State schools and universities.
    managed by provinces but funded by both
    province and centre.

    Transport- Intra province transport- Province
    Inter-province transport- Centre
    Railways- Centre

    Ports, Harbours and Airports- Centre
    Domestic airports- Province

    Social services- Centre
    Immigration and emigration- Centre
    Licensing and registration- National
    Census and statistics- Centre
    Elections and referendums- Centre

    260. Diyasena | October 27th, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    Correction to post 253

    Fisheries- Coastal and shallow water fisheries shall be the responsibility of the provinces..
    Deep sea fisheries shall be responsibility of
    centre

  165. 148 and 159 S joseph

    at 148 you claim not to be a Sri Lankan, at 159 you dish out old hat after refering to some internet pages. what happened in the past. You should first live in Sri Lanka or come and take a look and study before making baseless allegations.
    If you know nothing about Sri Lanka and if you are not even a srilankan. Just read the blog and be that way. Dont hurl accusations that do not exist.

    Whats pathetic is that people like you only live in the past and wreck our future.

  166. 144 Shankar,

    from an ordinary point of view. The vote system works in Sri Lanka. the people vote for local bodies, as well as legislators.
    Your theory on majority being able to change the constitution is incorrect. there is not place where a minority can change anything. This is a fact of life.
    Even in a room if some want to smoke and others dont a simple show of hand is the way.
    In any organisation the minority in whatever form has to respect the decision of the majority. What I mean by minority and majority here is not race based.
    ‘Power Sharing’

    This a ‘gundu’ by the politicians for their own benefit. It is a fact that otherwise Minorities get out of the mental image that they are a minority these problems will remain.

    State sponsored violence against the tamils and the JVP and the general masses has been there. So its not only tamils, I do not condone any aviolence for whaever the reason.

    Until our court systems are strengthened and brave there will be idiots like Mevyn Silva who will tie a man to a tree. In fact the person who was tied was a Muslim !!!. What if a Tamil person was tied.? Would we call it discrimination against a whole society?

    i agree with you totally that the majority MUST, MUST make the tamil people be one of them. I remember in the past when together with my parents we visited our tamil friends as part of the christmas visiting trek. I wish more tamils would ask for and display decorations for Hindu religious festivals in public places. I have seen this in malaysia and I agree the majority must take the stand to make the Tamil speaking people part of a united Lanka.

    cheers

  167. Dear DBSJ,

    I am a voracious reader of your articles,all and sundry, especially due to the rich language, beautifully interwoven with poetic phrases and when required in Tamil. I am a lover of the queens language and belong to the old school. I specifically look for your comments within the comments section and your replies to 44,59 and 72 are highly appreciated.

    Its really great tof you to keep writting the TRUTH. Perusing through your comments, I usually come accross lovely phrases which are mostly used by me to drive a point.

    Its wonderful, refreshing and invigorating to read whatever you write and you have been seeing what was comming for the Tamils especially for the arrogance that they were portraing during the tiger rule. I have witnessed these personally and you have paid heavilly.

    This is an appreciation of your writings. God Bless You.

    Sincerely yours,

    Gunam

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thank you very much for this.It is from your heart I can see.

    Sometimes I think to myself whether all this is worth it particularly when I get abused unfairly and unjustly while there is little public appreciation

    But comments like yours do give me hope and the courage to continue

    Mihavum Nandri

  168. # 195. Dilshan F

    You were begging me to provide SL tamils have?

    Once i bring to you, the charges levelled against your guys, why do charge me for that?

    Indian, have every reasons to believe SL Tamils are right.

  169. 177. Mahesh////I only wish the tribe of Kalu, Gavin, Diyasena etc grow. Only then the world will know that the rights of the Tamils has to be protected and they have to stand up for them////

    Rights of Tamils will be protected when the rabble rousers are distroyed. Who protects the Tamils from fake activists like your self? Funnily those who talk of these rights don’t live in SL!!!! Don’t worry about our tribe my friend, we have worked you out quite well. There are Tigers in sheep clothing and and in due course they will get their dues. Terrorist of all shapes and sizes only understnd terror and brutality and that unfortunatly is the only remady I advocate and so is Gota. fire needs to be met with fire not cotton wool

  170. Comment 177—- Mahesh.

    If Vaiko in a Telugu, what the hell is he doing in Tamil Nadu?

    Or sorry, I just realized that Tamil Nadu has 10 percent Telugus .

    So Vaiko got a ready made voter base.

    Playing to the LTTE sympathizers and the ever increasing VP fans he is a on bloody good wicket.

    The way things are panning out where CMs and other top Congress wheeler dealers are getting rolled, the CM and the Opposition leader in Tamil Nadu may be also be on shaky grounds due to their past and present activities.

    If they get rolled , with the ever increasing number of followers, Vaiko may become the king maker.

    So Vako’s star looks even shinier and the CM post is not all that impossible.

  171. Comment 177—– Mahesh,

    Is Telugu an official language in Tamil Nadu?

    How many primary and secondary schools and Universities are there that use Telugu as the medium of study?

    Because we do not know much about Tamil Nadu , we will be delighted to learn how the ethnic minorities live in our neighbour countries.

  172. Comment 194,

    This is a pretty good position for negotiations although there are areas which will be detrimental to a united Srilanka.

    This set of proposals are far better than anything that the LTTE took to the International peace negotiations imposed by the West.

    These are also more sensible than the LTTE “constitution ” of the Homeland that used to be a permanent feature in the Tamilnet , but cannot find it even in the archives now.

    What i would like to see is the response of the vocal Diasporians as well as the Tamil politicians who are crying out for homelands.

  173. 12. shankar
    DBSJ

    This is the first time there has been no pictures in your article.
    ..
    I thought shankar does not like pictures of bald/balding guys and thats why it was removed. (seen the DMirror). Now the answer is in 185. Nallavan.
    Sea & See Master.
    ____
    194. shankar
    Its like Banda-Selva or Dudley-Selva Agreement:: had a natural death.
    ____
    163. kugan
    …i had the privillage to study in Anurahapura then in week end tuition in Jaffna.now i would love to go back and settle down there. now i would love to go back and settle down there.even now there are hindu kovils there lot of cinima halls were owned by tamils lot of paddy harvesting buissnesses.

    You think and write like samarasekara(in previous Articles). Are you ‘connected’?

  174. Rudrakumaran’s” Government in Exile” is aiming to enhance the Western backing for an Eelaam.

    To achive this he has to be civil in all lrespects as the Western Countries will be wary of supporting any outfit tainted by or connected with terrorist activities.

    With his legal background and the connections to the Western Politicians who worked hard to force Srilanka to do a deal with VP, Rudra is capable of giving a new identity to the LTTE and its wig big Tamil backers.

    Financially he is on a strong footing thanks to these bigwigs. He does not have to engage in extortions , which if reported will put him in trouble with the English speaking Western Governments.

    Nediyawan on the other hand is openly associating himself with the LTTE and using the same tactics . Recruitment of the ex Sea Tiger leader is a clear demonstration that his agenda is the same as the LTTE.

    Some people might wonder whether these two factions have an understanding despite Mr Jeyaraj’s assertions of their rivalry.

    A possible scenario is that the Nediyaman faction starts a bombing campaign to provocate the Sinhalese and get the Government to crack down on the North East again.

    Rudrakumaran then can easily mobilize the Western backers to move in with full force to protect the Tamil people and install permanent Homelands” .

    As recent actions of the NATO and the Western alliances in Eastern Europe indicate, it is a strong possibility.

  175. #194 Shankar,

    I cannot agree with #3 in its present form.. That formula does not take into account the large population discrepancy between the new NE and other provinces.. So whatever the national proportion of Tamils in other provinces, 150% (i.e. 22.5% if the national ratio is 15%) should be initially settled in the new NE province..

  176. 202. Kalu Albert

    Because we do not know much about Tamil Nadu , we will be delighted to learn how the ethnic minorities live in our neighbour countries.

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    You come to Tamil Nadu and see for yourself how we are living here in Tamil Nadu and also in India.

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    199. Gavin

    Terrorist of all shapes and sizes only understnd terror and brutality and that unfortunatly is the only remady.
    ………
    ……………

    fire needs to be met with fire not cotton wool

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    The same goes for you.

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    203. Diyasena

    Mahesh here is the propreitor of India’s N-button. I’d think twice before threatening him 😉

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    Good mate you want to provoke me. I will not be provoked.

    I am an ordinary citizen. I don’t have access to nuclear weapons.

    I only wish that your present leaders behave like JR towards India.

    I am sure that India will also not use nuclear weapons against you or any body.

    But our people can take you on.

    I only wish that your leaders provoke our leaders and see for themselves the results.

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    201. Kalu Albert

    If Vaiko in a Telugu, what the hell is he doing in Tamil Nadu?

    Or sorry, I just realized that Tamil Nadu has 10 percent Telugus .

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    To get answer to these type of questions you need to come to India and learn it first hand.

  177. 188. Diyasena

    Your war was war without witness. Compared to you we only did some temporary banning or streamlining.

    In a war situation mistakes do happen. But we do not use food and essential commodities as weapons of war. we supply them at a subsidised rates even now. We do not colonzie their lands.

    We do not shell them or use MBRL’s against them.

    We do not use air force against them.

  178. Kambar who asked Kulothunga Chozhan”Mannavanum Neeyo? Valanaadum Unatho?Unnaiyarintho Naan Thamizhai Othinen”?

    This was NOT written by Kamabar. This song is believed as a ‘pitseirkai’. I have read some ‘aaivukal’ re this kavithai.

    Thanks

  179. # 201. Kalu Albert

    kallu Kanna,

    Know more about Tamilnadu.

    Chief Minister MGR- Have Malayalee roots, (Born in Srilanka)

    Chief Minister jayalalitha- Hails from Karnataka state

    Founder of DK (Origin of Dravidian movement)- mentor of DMK- Ramasamy Naicker – Telugu

    Vaiko- Telugu
    rajnikanth- Kanadaian/Maharastrian (from Karnataka)

    Tamils are generally broad minded than you think of.

    Vaiko can become a CM, not just because he is a telugu, but because he is accepted by majority people.

  180. 200. sjoseph ////Fire for Fire..Eye for Eye.. Blood for Blood ..Yea. .. the Lion in sheep clothing has come out..////////

    For nearly 30yrs, Premadasa,chandrika,Ranil all tried to settle dues with Tamil tigers without result. Then comes the man who tamed them with the terrorists own style of medicine! Praba was so cocky, he refused chandrika’s deal which gave him north and east. Finally this great hero(I call him thug) did not fight but tried to escape when thousands of his own people died for him. There are idiots who write to this blog stirring up trouble and sowing seeds of dissent and racial disharmoney. They just got to be eliminated. That is the only solution. The more they jump up and down, living in relative comforts in foreign lands, the tamils in SL gets cornered and the singhalese feel suspicious. Good will is lost. That is why these idots should get to SL and start their ravings rather than instigating others. GR will give them what they deserve. See what India did to the sikh’s. A minority set of people cannot be allowed to terrorise others. What did they do to indira ghandi? Killing is their solution and they need be removed before they cause distruction. I recently heard Jayaraj got assaulted by terrorist goonda’s in canada. this is their solution to anybody who don’t agree with them.

  181. # 206. Kalu Albert

    India would continue to play the comedian role.

    Both GOSL and Diaspora Tamil would be guessing whether India stands a friend or a foe….

  182. Time and again Vaiko and Nedumaran are potrayed as the root cause for the LTTE defeat. Vaiko has not gained electorally by supporting the LTTE, on the contrary, his political capital has been consistently erored because of the LTTE tag. Even now when everybody has given up on Eaalm, he is fighting to get the ban on the LTTE erored.

    Its sad to see one of the best orators and relatively principled politicians supporting a lost cause like the eaalam.

    LTTE did not assasinate Rajiv Gandhi with Vaiko’s permission. Was Prabhakaran and co so dumb to believe that India would send in troops to salvage the LTTE even if the BJP came to power?.

    Stop blaming Indian tamils for the incompetence of your Suriya devan(sounds very ariyan by the way). Even during the height of the war, i did not read about even one diaspora tamil in the west killing himself – While the stupid Indian tamils killed themselves in large numbers for the “cause” and were potrayed as Martyrs in the diaspora press.

    I sincerely hope Vaiko will give up the Eaalm and do something more constructive for the remaining years of his life.

  183. வணக்கம் டி.பி.எஸ்.

    மற்றயவர்களைச் சிந்திக்க தூண்டுகின்ற தங்கள் ஊடகப்; பணி தொடர வாழ்த்து. ஐ.நா செயலாளரால் இலங்கை நிலை குறித்து ஆராய மூவர் அடங்கிய நிபுணர் குழு நியமிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. புலம் பெயர்ந்த தமிழர்களை மின் அஞ்சல் ஊடாக உறவினர் நண்பர்களிற்கு நடந்த சம்பவங்கள் மற்றும் சாட்சியங்களை அனுப்புமாறு பிரித்தானியா மற்றும் கனடா ரொறொன்ரோவில் கூறிவருகின்றனர். இலங்கை அரசு புலிகள் என இரு தரப்புகள் போரில் ஈடுபட்டனர். இதில் ஒரு தரப்பு மற்றய தரப்பினை விட ஒப்பீட்டளவில் அதிக மனித உரிமை மற்றும் யுத்த மீறல்களை புரிந்திருக்கலாம். ஆனால் அரசு புரிந்ததற்கு எதிராக மட்டும் மின் அஞ்சல் அனுப்புமாறுதானே கேட்கின்றனர். இது எந்த வகையில் நியாயம்? இந்தப் போக்கு தமிழரிற்கு நன்மை பயக்குமா? மக்கள் இதனை அனுப்புவதில் பயன் ஏதும் உண்டா என்ற கட்டுரையை தங்களால் எழுதமுடியுமா?

    நன்றி

  184. Thank you DBS once more for your bravery.

    As usual your article and your comments to some respondents to this blog are truely brilliant.

    You show the path and the truth, however truth may hurt some and may react indecently.

    Its time that all sri lankan citizens who have suffered for decades of a futile war come together. We need a common ground to stand and sustain our lives and our future.

    All living in this country are affected by the stupidity of politics in the past and the unwanted ruthless war.

    Only we who live in our motherland know what we want.

    N&E / S&W / central or where ever in this tiny island no person wants war or destruction any more. We all yearn for stability and revival of our hopes of living a decent life.

    Can the Tamil nadu politicians and the diaspora in the west understand this? Can you PLEASE/// find someother pass time than to destroying Sri lanka !!

    We in SL are trying our best to gap the differences and amend the past mistakes. LEAVE US ALONE !

    DBSJ continue with your good work. we are with you as always. We admire your work and wisdom and courage.
    God is with you do not be discouraged.

    Thank you very much………….DBSJ

  185. 203. Diyasena

    Mahesh here is the propreitor of India’s N-button. I’d think twice before threatening him 😉

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    If you want the nuclear weapons to be used against you please threaten the Indian govt by bombing its nuclear facilities. Plot the dismemberment of India by joining hands with the Chinese. Try to give shelter to the enemies of India in your territory.

    Do anything that will put the security of the Indian state in jeopardy.

    Then you will know the consequences.

    Many Indian politicians and statesman will say that the tigers have to be defeated and also the sinhalese must be forced to see reason and made to treat tamils as equal citizens.

    The boisterous group to be found in the sri lanka is also part of the problem.

    Problem number 1 (Tigers) is solved.The problem number 2 (the arrogant and the stubborn attitude of the sinhalese) has to be solved, whatever it takes.

    Only then this problem could be counted as having been solved.

    Diyasena don’t you know that i am ordinary citizen and you are taunting me that i will use nuclear weapons against you.

    Behave properly in the net.

  186. 175. Sach | November 16th, 2010 at 8:13 am

    “The violence already started in Perth West Australia.
    url

    The proud culture that some Tamils keep boasting about?

    Oh no Tamils cannot match your 1958, 78, 81, 83 records! Not even close!

    Probably Tamils are ‘internationlizing’ the thuggery they learned in Sri Lanka. Only Times will tell if they can beat Sinhala thuggery.

  187. 06. Kalu Albert | November 17th, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Kalu, Rudra is a joker 🙂

    Enjoy your time watching him.

  188. #181 Kumar_I,

    If it weren’t for the Indian government the LTTE would have been finished in 1987 itself, why wait till 1991. So yes we rightfully blame them for prolonging the misery for 22 years, just to satisfy it’s egoistic pride. They didn’t want their little snakeling to be killed. But like the Taliban did to the Americans, the snakeling grew up into a full blooded cobra and bit you in the a*se

  189. 202. Kalu Albert | November 17th, 2010 at 12:19 am
    Comment 177—– Mahesh,

    Is Telugu an official language in Tamil Nadu?

    How many primary and secondary schools and Universities are there that use Telugu as the medium of study?

    Because we do not know much about Tamil Nadu , we will be delighted to learn how the ethnic minorities live in our neighbour countries.

    Most of schools in Tamil Nadu are taught in English. Teleug people do not have to worry much about Telegu school in Tamil NAdu cos they can always goto their OWN state; Do you have a ‘state’ (pun intended) for Tamils in Sri Lanka??

    Next is that Telegu people are not killed in Tamil Nadu just for being Telegu people.

  190. 198 S Joseph

    Please mind your business in your own country India.
    We Srilankans will settle our differences.
    There is a saying ‘Its better to keep your mouth shut rather than open it and show your ignorance’
    Goodbye.

  191. I salute you DBS annan for this article. It is timely and necessary. Even though people attack you badly please dont stop telling the truth bravely

  192. #208 Mahesh,

    “We do not use air force against them”

    Was the Indian Airforece crop dusting in AIZWAL then?

    “But we do not use food and essential commodities as weapons of war. we supply them at a subsidised rates even now. ”

    GoSL supplied food and medicine free of charge to the people living in LTTE occupied areas, very well knowing that a significant portion of it will be siphoned off by the LTTE..

    “The boisterous group to be found in the sri lanka is also part of the problem”

    The boisterous group from Tamilnadu and the Diaspora are the real problem. But New Delhi just ignores their antics nowadays..

    “Diyasena don’t you know that i am ordinary citizen and you are taunting me that i will use nuclear weapons against you”

    It’s called SARCASM buddy and it was referring to your arrogant bravado on nuclear weapons in a previous post.. Stop taking everything so literally..

    “Behave properly in the net”

    Or else you’ll push the button 😉

  193. Vinayakam and Nediyavan are only interested in sharing the loot. The funds generated from the diaspora ultimately is in the control of Nediyavan and he needs Vinayakam to further increase his control in Europe. Bloody Tamil fools still believes in these idiots. Is the thalaivar going to send another maveerar speech?

  194. If all go back when Mr Amirs time he was from Vadukoddai but lost that was strong by SLFP Dr Thiyagaraja he was very helpful to the locals,even the Duriyapa was shot in kovil by near Amirs home by the help of his elderst son.at that time people call Mrs Bandaranayke- AMMA so when you come to politics the last thing you do it for your survival.then they brought Thanthai Selva {now amma gone its time for the father} to the stage at that time i wasnt sure how old he was but in wheel chair on the stage,he cant even hold the mic so some one hold it for mouth piece but by this time that old fellow dont know where he is nor cant even talk.for that there was a translater must be a genious he praised Tamil Ellam thats it ,then he passed away then TULFdecided put Amir in for KKS that is where Thanthai from and got the sympathy votes then there you go .now we are going and going …sorry fellow citizens we havent stoped,when we stop then we have a chat bye bye

  195. 212. Gavin

    Mate does talking about your atrocities make one idiot for you.

    Is it wrong to talk about your atrocities in the war like aerial bombardment and declaring NFZ and bombing at those very places.

    Using MBRL’s against civilians.

    If some body talks about these things you call him an idiot.

    If a person talks about these things then he is depicted as creating racial tension,

    As I said the problem has got two sides one is the Tigers and the other is the boisterous group like you.

    Both have to be tamed, whatever it takes.

    BTW are you and Navin one.

  196. Comment 222,

    Just checked the Per Capita Income in different states.

    Delhi 50,000, Hyryana is 29,900 .

    Tamil Nadu 24,300 Mind you these are Rupees.

    Didn’t use Srilanka , because we ought to compare apples with apple.

    English Education is not showing any advantage here.

    It will be interesting to know the Per Capita for persons who studies in English and the per Capital for the Tamil Medium students.

    Unlike the Telugus the Tamil people in in Srilanka can send their children to Tamil, Sinhalese or English schools anywhere in the country without migrating to a different State.

  197. 212. Gavin

    GR will give them what they deserve.

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    Ok. Ok. I will come to sri lanka.

    But I know how to take care of GR.

    GR gets worked up only he sees a white flag waving person.

    I will not wave a white flag.

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  198. #206-kalualbert
    A possible scenario is that the Nediyaman faction starts a bombing campaign to provocate the Sinhalese and get the Government to crack down on the North East again.Rudrakumaran then can easily mobilize the Western backers to move in with full force to protect the Tamil people and install permanent Homelands” .As recent actions of the NATO and the Western alliances in Eastern Europe indicate, it is a strong possibility.
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    Stop scaremongering people. Remnants of LTTE is obviously going to take a good hard look at what went wrong, and bombing innocent people was obviously one of the mistakes they made. I have douphts that they will continue on that same path. However specific individuals may be targeted. That of course i won’t rule out.

    with regard to eastern europe, that is their backyard, so don’t compare what happenned there to what will happen thousands of miles away from europe. The west coundn’t care for us and expect india to keep their backyard clean and non turbulent.Diaspora hanging onto their coat tails is a waste of time and it is better if they open up offices in newdelhi, mumbai and tamilnadu in every district.

    the only danger for srilanka is if tamilnadu seperates from india, or due to unrest in tamilnadu the india annexes the northeast in order to stop tamilnadu from seceding. This will happen only if GOSL embarks on a confrontational instead of compromise course against the tamils.

    So your enemy is within mate, not all over the world as you try to point out. Take a hard look at your own hardline mentalities and stubbornness without looking out there all over the world for enemies where there is none.

  199. The best way to create a basis for political solution should be by forming a trilingual society.But no part of sri lanka should be allocated separately for any community.every citizen of any race should be given the right to use his own language in is day to day life.

  200. 207. Diyasena | November 17th, 2010 at 3:56 am
    #194 Shankar,

    I cannot agree with #3 in its present form.. That formula does not take into account the large population discrepancy between the new NE and other provinces.. So whatever the national proportion of Tamils in other provinces, 150% (i.e. 22.5% if the national ratio is 15%) should be initially settled in the new NE province..
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    The population discrepency in the new northeast compared to other provinces is due to the dry arid and non arable land there.Commentators who keep on talking about the fact that the tamils are only this percent and that percent don’t see the type of land that tamils have been living in for centuries, compared to the sinhalese who have had bountiful harvests due to rivers and rain, and have multiplied accordingly.

    now of course food is more easier to get, like in singapore where everything is imported and you have to only go to a supermarket. Just imagine (i don’t want you to do it) if you bring 2 million tamils from tamilnadu and put them in the northeast, then hey presto the population discrepency in the provinces will be solved. then will the sinhalese be happy with your formula of 22.5 % instead of my 15 %(150 % more than mine)After all the root cause of changing the formula from my one to yours is the population discrepeancy, and now we have solved it haven’t we?

    And why 150 %, why not 175%, 125% or 200%. How to explain this to the ordinary folk on both sides. My formula is easy to understand and will not allow the gate to be wide open for future rabble rousers to enter through.

  201. 207. Diyasena | November 17th, 2010 at 3:56 am
    #194 Shankar,

    I cannot agree with #3 in its present form.. That formula does not take into account the large population discrepancy between the new NE and other provinces.. So whatever the national proportion of Tamils in other provinces, 150% (i.e. 22.5% if the national ratio is 15%) should be initially settled in the new NE province..
    —-

    Well done.. . let us close the deal

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  202. Its a disgrace that few people are pre occupied with slinging mud at Tamilnadu and GOSL .

    Why not argue on the contents of this article without side tracking and wasting time to satisfy the egos of supermacism.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thank you. I feel that some people are exploiting my patience and tolerance by posting utterly irrelevant,obnoxious comments. I am releasing them because I dont want to stifle people as far as possible. But if this conduct continues I may have to close down comments altogether. I dont see any point in letting this forum be hijacked by chauvinists of different hues

  203. 222. sydney_tamil///Next is that Telegu people are not killed in Tamil Nadu just for being Telegu people////

    Neither were Tamils killed in SL for being Tamils but they were paying for sins of other high minded tamils such as chelvanayagam and the sun god. Tamil son god killed singhalese & muslims with the tactical approval of a majority of tamils blinded by their golden dream of Elam and to build a superior race much above the Modaya singhalese. Those were killed because they were singhalese and muslims. The title of greatest ethinic clensor in SL history goes to a Tamil!! That is why your brother mahesh say the devil prabakaran should be given his dues. He may even worshippning VP’s photo in his shrine room while keeping one finger on the neucler button!!

  204. 218. Mahesh | November 17th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Mahesu, why not india solves its internal issues like extreme poverty, Kashmir, ill-treatment of Muslims, Hindu fundamentalism, ‘parpan’ism, etc before suggesting way to fix Lanka?

    We will work it out ourselves ; DO not put your nose. If you want, try China and see !!

    With us, aacha pillai-yay iru, ennan-kir’e ?

  205. # 221. Diyasena

    Its a fact that LTTE was the creation of India. without India’s support to LTTE, then GOSL would have finished them way back in late 80’s. Twenty more years of suffering and torture to common people continued.

    Indians have to acknowledge the part played by them in the havoc created in Srilanka.

  206. “After all the root cause of changing the formula from my one to yours is the population discrepeancy, and now we have solved it haven’t we?”

    There is a clear difference between internal migration of locals and mass scale foreign migration. Illegal immigration from Tamilnadu is a big issue if the NE is remerged as it is, but under the new NE in my proposals it shall not be a significant risk..

    But I see you point about the complexity of explaining my formula to the normal masses. Fair enough..

    I see your concern on the 2/3 majority. I suggest 4/5s majority in both parliament and senate + 3/4s of population in a referendum (Where voting is at least 75%+) for any major re-tinkering of the new constitution..

  207. #229 Kalu Albert

    “Unlike the Telugus the Tamil people in in Srilanka can send their children to Tamil, Sinhalese or English schools anywhere in the country without migrating to a different State”

    If they want to send their child to a Sinhala school they would have to move out from the Northern Proinvce, because Sinhala is not allowed there..

  208. #231 Shankar,

    “the only danger for srilanka is if tamilnadu seperates from india, or due to unrest in tamilnadu the india annexes the northeast in order to stop tamilnadu from seceding.”

    Who is scaremongering now, mate?? Remarks like these will only strengthen the hands of those who believe in an outright demographic solution..

    If Tamilnadu tries to secede the Centre will crush it like they are doing in Kashmir or the tribal areas.. It is a lot more politically and (in this case) economically feasible to quell an internal rebellion than fight an international war..However having India’s fifth largest economy, I don’t think the people of Tamilnadu will risk their prosperity by taking on the Centre..

  209. Where does Nadarajah Sethurupan stand in all of this?? There were reports he was backing MR in the elections then we’ve not heard much about him. Last week’s Divaina says he is a staunch backer of Nediyavan..

  210. Dear Tamils

    Lots of people here writes about racism. I know that Tamils in north and east don’t have the computer access. So the diaspora are writing about racism. If you are a racist how could you live in a foreign country.

    I notice that somebody talked about standadization in education. It’s not against tamils. Except Jaffna all north and east people benifitted in this system.

    People are talking about freedom to tamil people. there are 89000 widows in north and east.. They don’t have an income. How can they live freely. Why somebody can collect those people detail and give it to people in your western neibourhood to send 50 dollars a month for their life support. Only thing you have to do is go door to door (any race, white black, tamil, indian chinees) and ask them that they could support one widow 50 dollar/ month. Give all the details about that widow and they will contact the widow and send the money directly.

    Lots of people in the western world will do it. Specially whites. There are no middle man. We don’t need to think that somebody will take the money.

  211. #234 sjoseph,

    ‘Well done.. . let us close the deal’

    I’ll bring the paper and Shankar will bring the ink..

    But there are people here regurgitating the homeland nonsense over and over again as well as those who want to make Jaffna 70% Sinhala.. So we are far away from where we want to end up..

  212. 228. Mahesh///Is it wrong to talk about your atrocities in the war like aerial bombardment and declaring NFZ and bombing at those very places. Using MBRL’s against civilians. As I said the problem has got two sides one is the Tigers and the other is the boisterous group like you. Both have to be tamed, whatever it takes. BTW are you and Navin one///////  

     Now you are on your favourite mud slinging campaighn to discredit singhalese. Areal bombardment and MBRL were used against terrorist. If civilians were there, that is their problem. LTTE and their Tamil backers and financiars and supporters like you are responsible for their deaths. NFZ was declaired by GOSL in good faith but the terrorist infiltrated it because they wanted the civilians bombed to raise world openion so that their lives will be saved. Don’t blame GOSL but blame yourself and other terrorist backers. How does so many Tamils live in SL in peace and harmoney without this BULL SHIT? Singalese respect them and during riots hid them in their houses. But those who want to cause trouble and make spin stories to pin the blame of everything on singhalese (like  what you are good at doing)  needs to be vanqueshed. 

  213. 244. Kamban  | . there are 89000 widows in north and east.. They don’t have an income. How can they live freely. Why somebody can collect those people detail and give it to people in your western neibourhood to send 50 dollars a month for their life support. Only thing you have to do is go door to door (any race, white black, tamil

     A really great great thought. May god bless you.

  214. 242. Diyasena | November 18th, 2010 at 2:46 am
    #231 Shankar,

    “the only danger for srilanka is if tamilnadu seperates from india, or due to unrest in tamilnadu the india annexes the northeast in order to stop tamilnadu from seceding.”

    Who is scaremongering now, mate?? Remarks like these will only strengthen the hands of those who believe in an outright demographic solution..
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    172. Diyasena | September 9th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    #169 sjoseph

    “Will India risk a full blown war with Srilanka?”‘

    Not with Chinese investments all over the country…

    The only possibility of an external threat will come from an Independent Tamilnadu..But SL has enough capability to counter such a contingency

    How come buddy when i say something it is scaremongering but when you say the same it is not.

    As for these remarks strenghening demographic solution idiots, naturally if you take it out of context it may. I have continued by saying that if the GOSL follows a compromise instead of a confrontation policy with tamils then the 2 potential dangers will not materialise. I should have also added that it takes 2 to clap hands, and tamils also should compromise. In a compomise neither party will be totally happy , but neither will be totally unhappy. We can’t live side by side with one party totally happy and the other very unhappy.Whether it is eelam or a demographic solution it will have this effect and fighting will break out again.

  215. 236. Gavin

    That is why your brother mahesh say the devil prabakaran should be given his dues. He may even worshippning VP’s photo in his shrine room while keeping one finger on the neucler button!!

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    I never supported LTTE. why are you talking like this.

    There were previous posts which said that Sri Lanka should join hands with the Pakistan and China and see to it that India loses Kashmir or Arunachal. That way India has to be kept in place.

    Any country would then resort to the nuclear weapons if that scenario works out.

    Why are you quoting me out of context.

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    242. Diyasena

    If Tamilnadu tries to secede the Centre will crush it like they are doing in Kashmir or the tribal areas.

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    The TN need not try to secede from India. If the feelings are high here as it was in 1983 then the center has to take notice of it.

    BTW nobody will thrash their own child for the misdeeds of the neighbor.

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    238. Sydnet_tamil

    I never wanted to post my comments here.

    I came just as a visitor.

    But the way some of the people were posting their version of the story and totally ignoring the real reasons for the conflict made me angry.

    This kind of thing is one sided.

    For the real reconciliation both the sides should acknowledge their faults and then sit together and work out a solution.

    When these many people have died and also these many people have migrated to different countries doesn’t it tell that something is not right.

    Instead of acknowledging that, some people keep on talking that they are ok and the tamils are not ok.

    What chelva asked was only federal or quasi federal solution. He never wanted to separate from sri lanka.

    Bc pact and dc are meant to be for tamils to live within sri lanka.

    They were abrogated for no valid reason.

    Tamils are more sinned against than sinners.

    These circumstances pained me and therefore I posted my comments.

    If you take care of your problem well then there is nothing wrong and I will be happy.

    Why, even the Indian govt is now a days looking beyond the 1987 pact. It is in favour of some local bred solution.

    They are not taking a rigid view that the 1987 should be honored to the letter.

    They want some workable solution for the tamils problem.

    You say to look after our own affairs. What you say is right. I also understand that this is your problem. But it also affects us.

    sondha sahodarargal thunbathil sadhal kandum/

    Sindhai irangaradi kiliye, semmai marandharadi.

    It pains my heart when insult is heaped over injury.

    Blood is thicker than water.

  216. It is sad to see that the Tamils and Sinhalese are unable to reconcile themselves to a peaceful coexistence.

    It is time for Sinhalese to forget China’s support and for Tamils to forget India’s support. They both need one another and must find ways to speak and resolve thier issues.

  217. Dear Mr.Jeyaraj
    Pillai is not my real name. I am one of those cowardly Tamils who does not have guts to post even a comment under my own name. I cant face LTTE goondas with baseball bats or those vicious attacks by e-mail warriors. (not everyone is a DBSJ)Hence the name pillai
    I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your bold Investigatory Journalism .Even if some of your critics dont realise it your writing like this is going to help the Tamils in the long run. Before we can get our grievences resolved we must be ready to examine ourselves self-critically which is what you are doing.

    .Your noble work would only help to enlighten and unify fragmented Tamils in the diaspora. Many diaspora Tamils are very confused of what is happening around them and in Srilanka. They are splitting their hairs to find ways and means to NOT help those who are being made destitutes by wanton cruelty of an irrational war conducted by the LTTE with financial backing from the diaspora.. Your writing does help to give clear and reliable information to those who genuinely seek the truth.

    The Diaspora LTTE propaganda about resuming the war only gives ammunitions to the GoSL to continue with its subjugation of Tamils. Also,this sort of bombastic claims , Give every reason for GoSL, to continue with its draconian emergency rule. and To Slam the youths and political dissents into prison. I am glad that you are exposing these false claims openly and effectively.
    Tamil tiger diaspora supporters are not helping those who are striving to bring some sense into the present rulers to solve this festering problem of six decades. Tamil diaspora must stop fuelling this crisis. Too many Tamils have been sacrificed for a problem which could have been solved easily by frank talks and understanding.
    TAMIL DIASPORA, why are you trying to resurrect LTTE
    , do you want the remaining Tamils to be given collective punishment? like what they had in 2009. what is your motive diaspora ?

    Thank You very much ………DBSJ

  218. Dear DBSJ

    Your response to the comment # 72 – sabash! Balae! Balae!

    Cherruppa allathu neruppa parrkirathu enru theriyalai.

    Apt thiraipada vasanangal enhance the argument.
    well done

  219. 246. Anonymous

    Aerial bombardment and MBRL’s are designed to cause extensive damage to the enemy. Here who is the enemy. They are also your own citizens. How can you use them against them.

    Firstly they are held under duress by the terrorist organization against their free will.

    How do you equate them both.

    When you declare NFZ then you should have the wherewithal to prevent it to be infiltrated by the terrorists.

    Without that how do you declare NFZ. Also your army has the habit of disrobing all the terrorists male or female after their death.

    Even dead body has dignity. How can you do that as a matter of routine.

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    Don’t blame GOSL but blame yourself and other terrorist backers.

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    So no blame should be put in the way of the GOSL and the army. The victim has to be blamed. Not the victimizer.

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    But those who want to cause trouble and make spin stories to pin the blame of everything on singhalese (like what you are good at doing) needs to be vanqueshed.

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    If you are into putting all the blame on to the Tamils, do as you please.

    I only say there are very many sins which have to put squarely in the doors of the Sinhalese also.

    In this conflict the Tamils are more sinned against than sinners.

    If you want to vanquish me, yes I am willing to come to your place and I will also wave a white flag, if that will give you the right mood to kill me.

  220. Dawn of an new asian economic giant,the new Mahinda Rajabaksa harbour is commissioned by Mahinda Rajabaksa today.

    This will be the end game to the western stranglehold of lankan developments and prosperity.

    Tamils you have two choices either with us like Tamil speaking Telungu Veiko, fully integrated into our way of living or go somewhere you like.

  221. Great article DBSJ. I am aware of moves by Diaspora to revive LTTE in the name of Nediyavan and Vinayagam. This has to be nipped in the bud in the interests of Tamil people back home. Your exposure is most needed now.

  222. # 250. Arthur Ramesh

    Both China and India are entangled in Srilanka affairs. It is too late to avoid their influence.

  223. For diaspora who go around saying srilanka is a begger, up yours

    “Government seeking US$200 million credit line from Sri Lanka
    By Ahmed Naish | November 18th, 2010 | Category: Business, Politics | 7 comments

    The Maldivian government hopes to finalise an agreement with Sri Lanka to establish a credit line worth US$200 million, President Mohamed Nasheed told press today prior to departing for Sri Lanka to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Mahinda Rajapaksa”

    One day srilanka will be giving credit to the bankrupt western nations. People like dr. kaluwitharana will be having the last laugh. So diaspora have your last supper when you can in your near bankrupt debt laden countries. When you try to come streaming back here saying how much you have always loved srilanka, don’t forget the white flag. Dr. kalu and gavin will be waiting for you.

    DBSJ, gleefully awaiting your article tommorrow. Don’t take the guys who send you nasty emails, seriously. They can’t have the cake and eat it too. Everybody want’s journos to tell the truth, but when the truth is unpalatable then they go after them. This must be the toughest profession in the world. When even bloggers cop it i can imagine what it must be like for you. Just detach yourself from people who make baseless allegations..People who get up at 5 AM to buy the paper to read your articles, and those who praise you on this blog are the living proof of your integrity.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thanks Shankar

    No I wont let these guys get me to throw in the towel so easily. Though they think they can. After undergoing so much of problems in a 33 year career it wont be easy to get me to go gently into that night. Besides these frauds have to be exposed in the long term and larger interests of Sri Lankans in general and Tamils in particular

    Unfortunately I will have to disappoint you and the rest of readers this week. The continuation will not appear this week. It will definitely appear next week.So sorry

    Meanwhile I may if possible write something else during week-end

  224. 236. Gavin | November 17th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Prabaharan was a creation of because Sinhalese started think Tamils are 2nd class citizens and they deserved to be any treatment (including being killed from time to time).

    He was not the cause , but the effect- although a wrong effect.

    If any Tamils gave ” tactical approval “, it is because their loved ones were killed in an aerial bomb, shell, or direct killing by SL forces. BTW, have you met any Sinhalese who gives tactical approval for innocent Tamils being killed. I have met many. And I have met many who openly supported it, forgetting the ‘tactical’ part. I will be dishonest if I say all Sinhalese are like this. I have met wondefullest Sinhalese and I can discount entities like you for the other ‘understanding’ Sinhalese.

    Remember people like you (and similar minded people in Tamils) are the real cause of the sufferings.

  225. #254 Dr. Kaluwitharana

    “Tamils you have two choices either with us like Tamil speaking Telungu Veiko, fully integrated into our way of living or go somewhere you like”

    NO there is a THIRD option. Keep their Tamil language and culture whilst living side by side with Moors and Sinhalese all over the island. (this has been the way prior to arrival of Western powers on the island)..
    If a Tamil wants to learn Sinhala and take up a Sinhala it is his/ her personal choice and no-one can hinder it (ours is an accommodating identity). Equally if a Tamil wants to keep speaking his/ her language and practice Tamil culture that is their personal choice, and we as fellow citizens of Sri Lanka must respect and foster it.
    That is the Sri Lanka our president and us strive to achieve..

    EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES.

    That is the Sri Lanka MR GoSL is striving to build..

  226. Comment 235, & response,

    If some of our irrelevant and outright stupid comments forces Mr Jeyaraj to wind up this blog , it will be a great loss for us,

    Although I haven’t been a long time subscriber, I have learned a lot about the current issue from his columns.

    However, since late I have noticed a significant trend towards common sense and pragmatism in some comments from our Tamil brethren,

    A few moderate Tamil leaders have published some fascinating write ups in the context of reality facing the Tamil community in Srilanka.

    Diasporians whether they are in Europe, Americas or Asian Continent may have the biggest voice and biggest wallets here. But what matters is the voice of the Tamil people in Srilanka when it comes to the Business end of things.

    Nediyawan and Rudrakumaran may do what ever they want to do in their adopted “Homeland”s. This include collecting money, organising protests or forming governments in exile.

    But they should refrain them interfering in the Government of Srilanka by propping up , encouraging , of financing anti Government forces there, who are desperately trying to derail the magnificient development program the current President has put in place.

    Whether we like the President or not should not mean that we help sabotage the good programs that are in place.

    A developed and prosperous country benefits all its citizens although we often hear that the President and his family are the only beneficiaries.

    We should be smart enough to get over this sort of propaganda of the loser Politicians who have no alternative goodies to show.

    Although the country is free of Terrorism, at present, corruption, thuggery , cheating and other evils are still a problem for the Government.

    Although there are clear indications that the Defence Secretary is waging a relentless campaign to get rid of these evil, it is no easy task.

    Look at the recent incidents where the Police.and the Jailers are involved.

    Look at the manipulation of the the university students to cause civil disturbances.attempted strikes,and the withdrawal of Foreign Aid.

    These are bad practices that the politicians used and the people in power utilyzed for personal gains for over half a century.

    As the President e said as late as yesterday, he has brought freedom from Terrorism and put in place proper development for a new Srilanka,.

    If we ,as peace loving people who genuinely care and value the well fare and progress of other Srilankans who are less privileged than us, then we should forget our Ethnic,and Religious differences and give the Government a chance to develop the country.

    After all the President has to front up to the masses again in 5 or 6 years.

    From now till then his party members must also face the music at the up coming provincial and Council Elections.

  227. Comment 258,

    Now please cool it Shanker.

    We are still a democracy. People have the right to say what ever they want as long as it has no direct danger to the society.

    Diaspoprians who are hurting still cannot be expected to say good things about the Government which is fair enough.

    What about the idiots like Handunnetti, Tilin Silva and Somawansa?

    You think these people care about the welfare and rights of the Tamil people?

    Have people who barrack for them forgotten how much damage they did to Srilanka using their Poster Campaign?

    Isn’t it the same agenda that they are trying to implement in Jaffna?

    Isn’t this part of their game plan to recruit Jaffna youth to do the same as what they did with the naive Sinhala youth in the South?.

    Southern politicians from either side had the brains not to back them unlikethat t happened in the North and the East. Otherwise the end result could have been a disaster.

    Don’t you think the poor in Jaffna specially ones who have been through the resettlement need these crooks to hoodwink them again?

    I think the people here got a duty to expose the shifty deeds of this Red Brigade and their attempts to fish in troubled waters.

  228. 259. Sydney-Tamil///Prabaharan was a creation of because Sinhalese started think Tamils are 2nd class citizens and they deserved to be any treatment (including being killed from time to time) BTW, have you met any Sinhalese who gives tactical approval for innocent Tamils being killed////////

    Prabakaren was a creation of the unrest created by chelvanayagam and hisTamil high minded supporters from years before independence for a separate state. Agitation continued lead by preveledged tamils. The tamils should blame themselves for praba and the thousands of murders he committed. Majority of tamils supported him because they thought he will give their mythical elam dream. Today majority of tamils are dejected, crest fallen and living with anger in their hearts as they could not screw the Modaya Singhalese. Therefore they go on throwing shit at Singhalese at every tern but this is going to bite them in the head. Even india abandoned the tamils at the end because they thought what the tamils were asking was not realistic and tamils had become a sever embarresment. They had shat in the house india built for them.

    I know many Singhalese who would give tactical approval for tamils to be killed because after singhaese saw the unparalled atrocities never ever seen in SL committed by the Tamil sun god, their hearts got hardened. I also know that majority of tamils, biased against the singhales for generations gave the tactical approval for VP and the murderters to kill Singhalese.

    Tamils got 3 choices left. Join mainstream, fight the government or leave the country. Singhalese who are fed up with them will be ready for any of these three and will be ready for the next 100yrs. The quicker they do this the better because SL will then end up only with those who appreciate our little island. This message is not for peaceful tamils living in SL in harmony with other races and their singhala brothers but for the shit buckets who are still shouting about their lost rights etc etc

    Peace loving tamils must take action against the idiots who have set up the jokers cabinet in exile, prome minister etc or get them knocked off because they are doing huge damage to tamils peaceful existence in SL. If peaceloving tamils don’t do anything, then they are keeping silent as they did with praba and they will have to cop the fallout again.

  229. 260. Diyasena

    NO there is a THIRD option. Keep their Tamil language and culture whilst living side by side with Moors and Sinhalese all over the island. (this has been the way prior to arrival of Western powers on the island)..
    If a Tamil wants to learn Sinhala and take up a Sinhala it is his/ her personal choice and no-one can hinder it (ours is an accommodating identity). Equally if a Tamil wants to keep speaking his/ her language and practice Tamil culture that is their personal choice, and we as fellow citizens of Sri Lanka must respect and foster it.
    That is the Sri Lanka our president and us strive to achieve..

    EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES.

    ————————

    Diyasena. I like your or rather I love your comment. I wish earnestly that it should come true.

    Though not a Tamil myself I like them. I live with them, I socialize with them. I think in Tamil and I love Tamil literature. I feel proud of the fact that Tamils have discovered distant lands and have traded with many parts of the world.

    Tamil is the only ancient language alive at present, I suppose.

    Ancient languages like Sanskrit, Greek, Latin etc have lost their base and are not being spoken by the common man today.

    Tamil still is being spoken by a large number of people.

    To my knowledge only two sea faring communities are there in India (I may be wrong in this).

    One is the Tamils and the other one is the Marathas.

    The history of the tamils as a sea faring people is prehistoric.

    While the Marathas started to take to seas only after that great warrior our CHATRAPATHI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ.

    Kanhoji Angere one of the admirals of the Marathas sunk the British ship HMS Defiance with his small boats.

    Sinhalese should also feel proud about having such people as their citizens.

    You can subjugate them with your love.

    I am also confident that they will also shower their love and affection towards you. They are also good people.

    One peculiarity of the Tamils is that they love their language.

    They don’t allow even some Sanskrit sounds into the lexicon of the Tamil.

    Sinhalese also are very ancient people.

    I wish you both well.

  230. 262. Kalu Albert  |  November 19th, 2010 at 2:05 amComment 258,Now please cool it Shanker.We are still a democracy. People have the right to say what ever they want as long as it has no direct danger to the society.
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    In a democracy journalists should be allowed to state the truth. If the truth hurts some people and they start attacking the writer, that is not democracy in my book. It is just plain intimidation and harassment. Weaker souls will give up the profession altogether as it becomes too hard. Those of us who are doing jobs that don’t have daily retaliation from others for just doing our job will not understand the psychological pressures that journalists have to go through and it is our bounden duty to give them moral support when we sense their pain and discomfort.

  231. 263. Don

    Tamils got 3 choices left. Join mainstream, fight the government or leave the country. Singhalese who are fed up with them will be ready for any of these three and will be ready for the next 100yrs. The quicker they do this the better because SL will then end up only with those who appreciate our little island. This message is not for peaceful tamils living in SL in harmony with other races and their singhala brothers but for the shit buckets who are still shouting about their lost rights etc etc

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    Don’t keep on talking in this vein. People like you are the real reasons for the flame of Eelam to be kept alive.
    Don’t talk as if you are going to win the next round of the war also..

    War is a great gamble. This time you were lucky to come out successful.

    Be content with that and also treat Tamils with dignity. Respect their language and their culture. If they want to retain their identity so be it.

    Do not war monger again. You are not such a great power and also no body has got the authority to kill their minorities.

    If you treat them in a rough shod manner then don’t expect the Tamil Nadu or India will be mute spectators.

    No coountry has got absolute soverghninty.

  232. 264/ mahesh and others

    As far as concern your openion about tamils is your personal feeling. I 100% accept that you have right to think as you mensioned, but it is unfair to force us to follow you at blindly. my experience about India and tamils are differ with yours.

    First of all you should accequre the knowledge to differenciate between tamils and sinhalees. They are basically differ with genetic qualities. We are not thinking that their qualities are lower tahn us. but it is differ with the basically norms.

    In short more or less tamils are invadors. very few of them are not fallan this category. Sinhalees are welcome these category but continuelly hate with invaders. Accourding to our history sinhalees continuesly fought with invaders.

    We know at the geographycally vice sri lanka is close to india, but from the ancien period sri lanka is a indipendent country and sinhalees are free nation with unic identity. We are not under India but more or less indian like you have superior mentally that we are under your command. As an example you better ask any Indian to draw the map of India. Certainly they will draw the map with srilanka. But they are not going to include Bangladesh or Pakistan in the Indian map. I had been India so I had that experience. We know about India very well.The british who created one country as India. Prior to that your country contained 656 seperate independent states.Therefore the federal system was unique to your country but sri lanka is unitary one. Therefore please do not try to force your model to ours.

    Nevertheless there is room for start reconciliation with sinhalees and tamils.the main route is BUDDHISM. As the buddhists we respect other’s believes and thougths and tollerate them. Unless we respect to others believes we can’t be good buddhist.That’s why there is no conflits among relifions. But some of other religions followers may think that tollerance is a weak point and act as accordingly. Definetly they would face concequences. In this context we definetly knowelingly and willingly go beyond folowing 5 perceptions what Loard Buddha told us.

    It is true or not sinhalees are thinking that they are the guardians of Buddha’s teaching.

    So when you trying to critisise or applying the sacastic approach to buddhist monks there are no any other contex that we annoied.

    As far as concern about politics in our country from the year 1952 to 2005 the majority of the country SINHALA BUDDHIST divided . Then minorities were able to make kings. It was sure that the tail got power to dance the dog. But the situation was changed in year 2005.The sinhalsees buddhists got together and now dog can dance its tail.
    I think this is enouhf to you. If you like real reconciliation do not trying to put the solt in sinhalees wound.

  233. Hi
    My beloved Sinhala brothers and sisters, I followed one and only DBS writings and your brilliant response. One thing you all not agree Tamil terrorism created by Sinhala evil barbarism. Even now mad Praba gone for good, still your evil Sinhala Buddhist barbaric leaders never accept this reality and you all live in your Sinhala weerayas leaders whatever say and you all followed your mantra. Never ever believe china behind you and India can’t do anything, Ltte made tremendous mistake. All you have to do respect Tamils way of life in their own home and their land or you will pay heavy price. We Tamils paid heavy price chose wrong leaders all the time. You still following wrong type of leader, who bribed mad Praba and you all believed he is your reincarnation of another your hero dutu gemunu. I don’t want to continue my eulogy. All we Tamils asking you respect our way of life and let us live in peace, take your armed brothers and sisters from our beloved land don’t go back stone age era.
    Give respect get respect.
    God bless you all.

  234. Dear DBSJ,

    do you write anything other than the current affairs of Srilankan political / ethnic conflict? I remember reading some of your very moving writings on persons dear to you and to society.

    Sometime reading the comments in this blog makes me feel that no one has changed or understood that war is not the way.

    Very few of those who write expecting VP to rise from the dead perhaps are disappointed the way things turned up. Others who talk of INDIA getting involved is just like us Singhalese who thought Uncle Sam would come to our rescue because we can give trincomallee.

    To us here there is peace here now. King Dut or not. I hope that the future will be gentle on this our land.

  235. Comment 266

    “Respect their language and their culture. If they want to retain their identity so be it.”—– Mahesh

    Get over it sunshine’

    You say you are not a Tamil . You reckon Vaiko is next best thing to sliced bread.

    Now you make silly comments like the one above.

    Didn’ t you see the column with beautiful pictures the other day in one of these columns here, how the Tamil people celebrate their culture in the heart of Colombo?.

  236. 267. samarasekara

    sri lanka is unitary one.

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    India is also an unitary country. The America is an United country, where the states came together and formed the country and they gave the powers to the center.

    In India the power is given by the center to the states.

    India is Unitary country. Because the centre has given some powers to the states it appears to be as a quasi federal state, so says THuglaq cho ramasamy.

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    Tamils were not invaders. Tamils live in many parts of the world. Are they invaders in all those parts.

    There was one eelathu pulavar of the sangam era. It shows that Tamils were also living in your island for a very long time.

    As for the question of who came first sinhalese or the tamils, that seems to be your national question, leave it for the researchers to find it out.

    Who ever came first both the communities have equal powers, equal rights and equal oppurtunities to develop and blossom in your island.

    Finally you cannot resist force for change, change for good indefinitely.

    No country has got absolute sovereignty to do whatever it wants to do and get away with it.

    Reconciliation through Budhism.,,,I don’t want to comment on that. You re conciliate through whatever instrument you want to. But it has to be in accordance with the basic human values and it should be in the form of liberty, equality and fraternity.

    There is a Natural justice. Your reconcilation should be in accordance to that.

  237. Thanks for this series of articles. I feel like I am readin an intelligence report but wrtitten more beautifully.

    I hope and pray this does not bring danger to you or your family. As far as I know, you do not live with a whole group of body guards around you.

    Also, I would like to add I very strongly support your statement “Let the battered and shattered Tamil people consolidate themselves in Sri Lanka and experience an economic, social and cultural renaissance.”

    I personally feel the average Sri Lankan in general and Tamils in particular are looking forward to a new begening. True there are things we need to resolve. But like DBS very correctly said, an economic revival is probably the best at this as opposed to a revival of violence. Tamils in Sri Lanka being a such hardworking and enterprising community WILL & CAN make it happen. So those who speak of violence from far shores, please give them a break.!

    And dont forget, us Sri Lankans have crushed 3 violent uprisings (two by Sinhalese that mostly have forgotten about now) and we will not hesitate to crush a fourth regardless of race. It will start with us voting FOR a regime with balls and can “get it done” with no care for human rights.

    I do not think ANY of us wants it that way. The truth is Sri Lankans of any race born here are happier here than in any other country provided they are either wealthy or have a means to become wealthy.

    An Indian friend of mine recetly said “Ïndians are so busy getting rich right now, all other problems seems have just vanished” maybe thats also what we need.

  238. #271 j. muthu

    “take your armed brothers and sisters from our beloved land don’t go back stone age era”

    What you claim as your exclusively beloved land we consider part of our beloved land as well. If Tamils can live with Sinhalese in the other 8 provinces, it is apartheid to disallow Sinhalese to live in the North as well. The sooner you reconcile with this reality, the sooner peace will dawn both physically and in your troubled mind..

  239. #264 Mahesh

    The other great seafaring nation of ancient India were the Sindhis, but of course they are part of Pakistan today..

    Sinhalese too have achieved great feats in history.

    1. One of the greatest hydro-civilizations of the ancient world, which is mentioned in Indian texts such as the Rajatharangani

    2. One of the longest continuous written histories in the world in the Mahavansa-Choolavansa series. The stories of which are corroborated by the stone inscriptions, the Mahbharat and the contemporary Roman chroniclers.

    3. The nation which wrote down the formerly oral traditions of Theravada Buddhism and protected it for 2300 years despite tremendous pressure from foreign religions

    4. The first nation to defeat a Western Colonial power in a conventional pitch battle, When in 1562 the forces led by Tikiri Bandara (later Rajasinghe I of Seethawaka) defeated the Portuguese at the ‘Battle of Mulleriyawa’

    These two great peoples can live side by side each other whilst respecting and fostering each other’s cultures, as well as ensuring the rights of every individual to live on any part of the island..

  240. # 267 Samarasekara

    “In short more or less tamils are invadors. very few of them are not fallan this category. Sinhalees are welcome these category but continuelly hate with invaders. Accourding to our history sinhalees continuesly fought with invaders”

    That line of argument is not suited for the present day world. It does not matter whether we came first or that we built the island’s civilization. The point is both Sinhalese and Tamils are already here. The trick is to allow both people’s to flourish on every part of the island without allusion to language spoken or religion.

    “It is true or not sinhalees are thinking that they are the guardians of Buddha’s teaching”

    Yes we do consider it our promised land. But where is it said that it is our EXCLUSIVE land?? As I said before if the Tamils or anyone else like our identity and would like to become one, that is their PERSONAL CHOICE.. We cannot stuff our identity down their throat..Let them speak their language and practice their culture on any part of the island and let us practice our own on any part of the island..

    “So when you trying to critisise or applying the sacastic approach to buddhist monks there are no any other contex that we annoied”

    Just because jingoists criticize Buddhism or monks it does not take away the role played in nourishing civilization on the island. Similarly just because they bash the Mahavansa it does not make it any less true..I am sure you have read the Subashithaya mate,

    ‘Digata patala suwandethi sonda sadun kada- Sinditha maditha eka lesa pethirei suwanda’

  241. Good to see again what the fragmented LTTE has been engaging in-Thanks DBSJ. Not surprising still few are trying to have a go at you. A few I used have debates are now do not want to talk about the past, want to close the chapter. Do not want to realise how many chapters of innocent people who were happy and thrived once were closed due to the support they had given to a group that is not deserved.

    This duo VINAYAGAM-NEDIYON seems good enough to provide the spark necessary to take Diaspora, like those flocked Ontario to be rallied behind the LTTE banner demanding Canadian authorities to prevail upon GoSL to enforce a ceasefire on those days, who in doing so not only did some environmental damage to the surrounding but failed to highlight the plight of the innocent people who trapped in the NFZ, to fantasyland and milk them big time. Because people like this category are desperate for a lifeline to revive their social gathering going and boost their self esteem. Right now they feel sorrow not because the innocents caught in the middle are suffering or Tamil Eelam is no more, but the horse they backed was lost consequently their popularity has hit all time low. They need a lifeline to revive their personality once more as patriotic heroes. If the duo is capable enough to instil the fear using the same tactics that VP-POTTU used, through veil threat and other under world tactics amongst the Diaspora then they would be able to collect some $$ and ££.

    Definitely article like this exposing this kind of deal making while it hatches makes the partners feel more vulnerable. Looking at some comments, people even would not mind asking questions as to where this money going to end up. As far as Tamil Elam is concerned the duo better learns using Google earth as this is closest they could be able to get to. This is simply MAHINDA-GOTTA duo’s era, even VP –POTTU duo re-emerges, they should look for the better version of Google earth.

    Any point talking about political solution now when the very people are starving for a meal? Where were these smarties who advocating for political solution now when VP was well and alive? Do they define what they meant by political solution, even VP was not sure then, wavering. Were they not in a position to impose an ultimatum to LTTE to find a political solution then? These people making a journey to NY now to greet or get greeted by new PM Rudra, would have met and analysed the ground condition then. Why could not they do, because they did not have a nerve to utter a word even remotely if they thought it would likely to upset LTTE? Do not they enjoy the kind of freedom of speech and freedom of gathering now with the demise of VP? Unfortunately, they all lacked foresight, frightened to act even collectively, not necessarily go against LTTE but to suggest what they think right. All these MPs and so on were old LTTE heavy weights, beaming and roaming in the ceremonies like martyrs day etc. demanding high respect from the ordinary diasporas. As noted in the article, LTTE has already sent cadres to foreign countries not only take control of the operational offices but also to mingle with youth and take them away from the parents. When that happens only, Diaspora would have woken up. Luckily, for you guys, it did not happen because of M-G.

    There were times to get a decent solution but VP was adamant that it should be gained only through war, and was not prepared to get the freedom on a plate or through any accord. How many golden opportunities had he squandered yet every time these heavy weights sat on their hand uttered nothing? When the war erupted, he had been hibernating in bunkers. History shows that, negotiations even before get underway they insisted GoSL to meet their minor demands like opening thee A9 road to expand their business empire saying it affects their people. But then when people toiling in NFZ, including babies without milk powder, they did not care to release them instead haunted down those who tried to cross over the line of control. Such was the duplicity of a these liberators. Stories emerging indicate some parents traded jewelleries in exchange of baby powder to this group even few days leading to the final show down. What would this regrouping do for ordinary IDP on the home land?. Do they want to make their life more miserable? My 30 years, that is entire peak of youthful life wasted for nothing, yet I consider, am lucky to be survive through these years.

    On a serious note, this partnership however gives some food for thought to SL authorities; beef up the surveillance on rehabilitee carders in particular and resettled IDP in general. Why do these patriotic who fled this country and sought asylum with fibs and fabricated stories want a political solution, while we struggle here how to feed our kids tomorrow. More disturbing is even well educated people support these murderous.

    Many a comments refers here that Praba a creation of Sinhala barbarism. Ironically, the fact is he did not fail them. Yes, he helped the creators, knowingly or not, more than he did for Tamils that claimed to get libration for. GoSL would not have herded all people into IDP camps like captives unless Praba rounded up in the first place and got them- weak, fragile, elderly, kids and women along for his own safety that a genuine freedom fighter would not have even contemplated to do. His decision stopping NE people from voting at the Presidential election saw RW, who signed the cease fire with him, being defected in the election. So whoever created has deservedly reaped the desired result, as with other things in life. Could not imagine the Sinhala barbarism, being referred here, would have done as much damage as LTTE did for the Tamils, how far have they wind the clock back? These are bitter truth but somehow we had to learn to digest it. Not to deny he won few battles at the expenses of some dedicated youths, but not the war. SL cannot afford to let another moron to dream and sacrifice innocent lives at alter for that.

  242. Mahesh you are doing a good job for Tamils, but the problem is. It is like taking your kids to the toy shop!! Good luck with your endeavor .

  243. Iam proud of both Mahesh and Tamilnadu and its people.

    Tamilnadu, because it welcomes people like Mahesh from other states as its own and treat them fairly well.

    Mahesh, because he is so attached to Tamilnadu and hence fights to the core even for Srilankan Tamils. I think it is also a reflection on his humanity.

    I have not seen a single Tamil from Tamilnadu or srilanka, fighting for SL tamil rights & cause (even though its a blog) as mahesh did.

    Hats off to you Mahesh. You are a true Tamilian.
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    Yes.The passionate sincerity of Mahesh’s devotion to his cause is indeed touching……………DBSJ

  244. Sir

    Very insightful articles. Missed you for couple of months.

    Perhaps VP was honest in his Goal (no need to say he was wrong in his blind pursuit). The present groupings, I doubt will be honest.

    They will only try to steal the Diaspora money and material. God save the Diaspora.

    … but some of these remnants can create lasting harm in SL with destructive activities. Given the growth in Technology anyone can do harmful activities so easily. That is why common folk should be cautioned to remain vigil. Hope your words do that.

    Thanks

  245. #279 Aia well said this is what majority of tamil feel.this not that we tamils are not patrotic,but the damages and atrocities caused by the VP ,even tere was a time we produced good schlors the amount of people they shot,from egg theif to mps prinipals ga s judges lawyers hard working civil sevants buissness men even govt build the telecom tower for benefit for the people they just blown it down.
    Could any one out there pls find a country for us to foam the TAMIL Ellam as we aranged the all functional ministers mps {lot of them are dr.mervyn s style]help us to land we are up in the air…………………………,,dispora our volunteers come and knock the door look after them with the gold hard woking money or scrounging money or if you do card scaming its shoul be 10%

  246. 267. samarasekara

    First of all you should accequre the knowledge to differenciate between tamils and sinhalees. They are basically differ with genetic qualities. We are not thinking that their qualities are lower tahn us. but it is differ with the basically norms.
    In short more or less tamils are invadors. very few of them are not fallan this category. Sinhalees are welcome these category but continuelly hate with invaders. Accourding to our history sinhalees continuesly fought with invaders.

    Nevertheless there is room for start reconciliation with sinhalees and tamils.the main route is BUDDHISM. As the buddhists we respect other’s believes and thougths and tollerate them
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    You are writing nonsense. The genetical differences between Tamils and Sinhalese are very small. I can not name them, but I think there are many studies of comparison between genetic/DNA factors of Sinhalese and Tamils and they all point out how similar are we.

    To say that all Tamils are invaders and Sinhalese are not is not just true. Just consider the facts, Sri Lanka is separated by India only by about few tens of kilometers. It is hard to imagine that there were absolutely no migration from South India till Vijaya and his gang landed 2600 years ago in Thambapanni. That simply goes against every known human migration patterns through out the history of mankind. Now one may want to argue that the Sinhalese came from the original tribes of Lanka, the Yaksha, Raksha and Nagas, but then the question arises, who were they? It stands to reason that they must have been part of the same migration that populated all of South East Asia. In any case, the current low-country Sinhalese are a real masala mix of migrations. They are partly from the old Sinhalese from up-country, and from Kerala and South West India, Malaysia and Indonesia and even from migration of Arab traders from Omani coast. Only difference between Sinhalese and Tamils seems to be we Sinhalese have put all over original roots in a melting pot and have come up with a completely new identity where the old roots are totally erased and we have embraced our new identity of being Sinhalese and Sri Lankans. The situations for Tamils appear to be slightly different, they seems to be retaining some connection to their original Tamil roots, at least more so than us Sinhalese.

    Rout to reconciliation between Sinhalese and Tamils is not through Buddhism. Religion is not the solution to ethnic differences and in fact it is the cause of many differences. One’s religion is a very personal and private issue and we all should respect that and leave it at that. Solution to our ethnic problems is simple. Respect them, their religion, language and culture. Treat them the same way as we treat our fellow Sinhalese. Interact with them in the same way that we interact with each other. Give them some lee way to look after their own affairs in the local towns and villages. Try to learn their language. Theirs is a culture rich with thousands of years of wisdom and tradition, same as ours, and I am sure that we have a lot to learn from them. Practice what we preach. If we want a democratic, multi-religious, multi-ethnic country, where everyone is equal, we have to walk the talk and show everyone that we mean what we say.

  247. #272 Dilshan F
    “Sometime reading the comments in this blog makes me feel that no one has changed or understood that war is not the way.”

    IMHO it takes a while, even generations, to heal the wounds of war and conflict. In SL guns fell silent after 30 some years (does not necessarily mean the conflict has ended) there are still unresolved grievances on all sides. The comments that you refer to could very well be attributable to the anger and pain still in our hearts. Take the case of India and Pakistan, they thought separation could solve all the problems ethnic…but 60 years hence they are still “in conflict” at every level (even at an individual to individual level).

    However, having said that, I firmly believe that real peace can be achieved only when we can overcome the “us vs them” mentality at the grass root level. At that level of realization no politician or self-interested “vested interests” can exploit any artificial divide amongst us.

    With all its messy issues India still amazes me. That they are politically mature enough to accept a Sikh (about 1% of the population) academic as the prime minister who could make unilateral decisions if he really wants to (eg. the 123 agreement with the USA) is certainly heartening. It may be surprising to you that I as a Tamil (that too as a “diaspora Tamil”) feel that my community is still politically immature to don any leadership role (just look at the clowns in Tamil Nadu and the so called leaders claiming to represent SL Tamils). But I hope the SL polity would so come to pass someday that the ethnic background is no longer a consideration….just merit.

    I hope someday all the praises showered on Dr.Singh by Obama would also be directed to an SL President.

    Best wishes.

  248. 281 sjoseph:

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    Yes.The passionate sincerity of Mahesh’s devotion to his cause is indeed touching……………DBSJ
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    DBS,
    While he is indeed passionate about his “cause”, his total blindness to the happenings in his own country and ability to come up with the most absurd rationalizations for the same issues in his country that he is so critical of the government of Sri Lanka and Sinhalese, scares me to death. Although I must admit that I do look forward to his posting to see what other breathtaking logic that he has come up with to defend his positions.

  249. 281. sjoseph

    Thank you Joseph, Sir. I love Tamil and I love Tamil Nadu. I feel proud of their achievements. They have gone all over the world in pursuit of trade. The Tamil literature I love. Thanks for your words.

    It is ‘vandharai vazhavaikkum tamizhagam’. No body who ever came to Tamil Nadu was discriminated against. If he had put in his honest efforts he was rewarded and people surrounded him as if he was one of their own.

    DBSJ Sir, Thanks for your words, Sir. I love my brethren. I have been born among them. I have taken their toil and tomorrow I will be consumed among them. They the Tamils are really good people, to be loved.

    I love their antiquity, their industrious nature and their human behaviour.

    I love them and also I love my country. Thank you Sir.

  250. I agree that marathon mahesh is like MGR hitting 20 people with that pole. Unfortunately for him sometimes gamini fonseka ducks under pole and gives him that famous one two power packed punches, but mahesh shrugs it off the next day and comes back with his pole, bruised and battered but ready to take on another 20 if necessary.

    As for me i like to sip ISS wine and enjoy the fight. Fortunately bloggers can’t see me putting my fingers in my mouth and making the wolf whistles like from the gallery section in sellamahal and gaity and kingsley cinema theatres. Those were the heady days that will never come back. As Lord bhuddha said everything is impermanent. Youngsters please make use of your life to the full, because you will never get it back again.

  251. 275 TCK.

    You are spot on.

    A few days back I was in Weligama south of Sri Lanka. Beautiful beaches and turquoise blue waters.
    More beautiful was a Large tamil speaking family having breakfast at the Weligama Bay tourist board run rest house.
    They were obviously relaxed laughing and talking loudly in tamil which I didnt understand. But I was so happy. This is the way Sri Lanka must be.!

    Economic revival must be the first.

  252. 286. Ranjan, Toronto:

    I too agree with your sentiments.

    I believe, Mahesh is honest about his cause and habours no inferirority or superirority complex.

    It is however a futile exercise to disagree with him for even when pointed out the flaws
    in his point of view he would stick to it regardless and keep repeating it again and again.

    He is totally incapable of realizing that most accusations that he level against other bloggers,
    Sinhalese, Sri Lanka are equally applicable to him, Tamils and India.

    In short, I won’t argue with him– period.

  253. 274. Mahesh  |  November 19th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Reconciliation through Budhism.,,,I don’t want to comment on that. You re conciliate through whatever instrument you want to. But it has to be in accordance with the basic human values and it should be in the form of liberty, equality and fraternity.There is a Natural justice. Your reconcilation should be in accordance to that
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    Dear Mahesh,
    It is clear that you know nothing about The buddhism, otherwise you would not blame the monk who was written this blog.
    As an Indian you may know about your own indian constitution, and the man who furnished it. It is DR, ABMECAR. brtter to study about him and how he got solve himself and as well as his comunity.
    After study about Dr, Ambecar if you like better to write again or other wise tell us that Ambecar was wronged.

    In a short his part was BUDDHISM.
    samarasekara

  254. 284. Ranjan, Toronto

    Great Ranjan.

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    289. shankar

    Unfortunately for him sometimes gamini fonseka ducks under pole and gives him that famous one two power packed punches,

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    What is MGR movies without Nambiar…. Sometimes I do admire their way of putting things, sarcasm, wit, homour, logic etc.

    I too wanted to give a 1-2 punch (not one or two), but nobody bit the bait.

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    As for me i like to sip ISS wine and enjoy the fight. Fortunately bloggers can’t see me putting my fingers in my mouth and making the wolf whistles like from the gallery section in sellamahal and gaity and kingsley cinema theatres.

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    This could be easily rectified by DBSJ Sir, by giving a voting option (this is just joking).

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    it should be marathon maratha mahesh, i think.

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    Thank you for your words.

  255. How nice to see the people opinion.but one thing slightly edging is that,back home most Tamils are against LTTE after the war.but thats not true even well before the war they dont agree what the LTTE was doing but they are so scared and lot of people were punished so hard.
    But this also applied to dispora.among few give big voices but thats not all dispora.lot of people involved in so many demonstration to stop inocent people were got caught.
    Now this is the time to take responsibilites of ourselves.we dont want leaders or traders to sort the day to day lives.if everyone of us honest and geneuion of our course there is no need the third party involved.
    Yes there were lot of mistakes,but we all shall move on.we have to learn from Europe ,they fought each other had lot of enemies,now they all together and strong,
    We all proud to be Sri lankans.what a lovely beautiful country we from.we dosent want graves.we all had enough,giving him a respect for the course he lived for.life is so short any time any minute.be positive and we have to make the peace alive.Historians pls give us a break now.you all made lot of people screwed up.try and build your old schools hospitals give opportunity for the future genaration.god bless!
    We all thank DBSJ for your timely efforts service for us,we understand how hard you work through.salue SIR

  256. 292. Navin

    Recently I have missed you a lot and I was under the impression that you are writing under a new name Gavin.

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  257. #285 Rajiv,

    I recently returned from Malaysia where every Office had a decoration for Deepavali. Sadly in Sri Lanka I do not see this trend. I even berated my Tamil Staff for not prompting for Deepavali decor.
    Its little things I suppose that makes a minority feel important and respected.
    I am Making sure that Thai Pongal is celebrated by everyone in my office.
    If there are any Business leaders reading this blog, this is one small way that we can make our minorites feel wanted and part of the majority.

    Time for us to make amends in our little worlds.

  258. i enjoy reading dbsjeyaraj.com for some time. his response to reader no 72 was classic esp the part when he says that tamilnadu politicians gave “ALWAA” to LTTE.

    the tragedy in sri lanka that affected both tamils and sinhalas as well muslims was the unfortunate result of having bad leaders when sri lanka got its independence in 1948. this problem seemed to have aflicted many independent commonwelath nations except singapore ..thanks to the brilliant leadership of mr lee kuan yew and his PAP party ( peoples action party) who believed that all people are equal and that economic devlopment is essential for a peaceful and democratic nation. and they have done extremely well within a short period. actaully sri lanka could have done better than singapore as it had talented and well educated citizens. unfortunately all was damaged by negative politicians from both sides.

    what sri lankan citizens need to do now is reconcilation and rebuilding. it will take a long time as the damage done is heavy to the sri lankan economy.

    stick to the principles of law and democracy and ur nation will be on the road to recovery fast.

  259. #301 Dilshan F

    I must say that I admire you for your words and actions. We need people of your caliber (in all communities) to come to the forefront. I sincerely mean that.

    In # 291 you state “Economic revival must be the first.”

    As a man who has a family to feed I agree with you 100%. And as a career economist I concur a million percent. Often I say to my fellow SL expatriates, if everyone in Sri Lanka had a four bedroom house, an acura car and a well-paid job there would not be any problem…much less an ethnic one.

    IMO the JVP inspired youth in the south and the “original northern boys” (note the emphasis) took to arms for pretty much the same reason…lack economic opportunity. But the northern uprising got diverted into an ethnic one by the powers that be at that time for it is much easier to deal with an ethnic problem (either by force or otherwise) than to face a nationwide disenchantment with the economy and the government.

  260. Comment 304,

    You are right on the money mate.

    JVP hoodwinked the poor Youth from the South not once but twice.

    Now they are trying to do the same in the North, facilitated by the vacuum left by the LTTE.

    AS long as Rajapaksa is in charge the South will never allow these hooligans back.

    A descent job, kids at school. a roof over the head and a Maruti to take the family away occasionally would do, Although it is a nice set of wheels, an Accura will be a long way off.

    JVP philosophy is keep the peasants poor for ever

    .If they become the new” bourgeois in Lanka ” Somawansa clan will be out of job.

  261. Comment 287,

    I admire your total faithfulness and devotion to your adopted “homeland” of Tamil Nadu.

    I wishl our Srilankans specially the Sinhalese did the same in their adopted prosperous homelands in the West.

    I am sure Mr Vaiko ,the leader of the MDMK. is also a devoted citizen of Tamil Nadu as same as you.

    He seems to be becoming an ever popular leader among our Srilankan Tamil community living in the West.

    A reputed and an UN accredited Journalist, Mr P.M Swamy was physically thrown out from a forum held in NJ where the main agenda was a video link with the MDMK leader Mr Vaiko.

  262. #301 Dilshan F
    I even berated my Tamil Staff for not prompting for Deepavali decor.

    They are already scared , please do not make it worse.

  263. #287 Mahesh

    I admire your spirit & appreciation. It means a lot for Tamils in Srilanka as well. I thought that I have to tell you this rather than be a silent reader.
    Thank you.

  264. Mahesh,

    coment 293 is mine. I do’t know how it was appearing with another’s name. I think it due to computer magis.
    Any way I stand for my written and hopefully seeking a fruitfull answere.

    samarasekara.

  265. 307 # Dear Ratna,

    My staff is not scared of being Tamil. They wear their ‘pottu’ very proudly. The other staff see no difference after all everybody has the same problems in moeny, children, health, family and love.
    Its really no point cursing the system. You and I need to make a little difference/ I know many of my friends have done charity in the North. not because they need it but because WE need it too.

    Do a little something. I really hope that someone would take my advice and celebrate Pongal in their offices.

    many many years ago before the ‘War’ started as a youth I was in Jaffna when pongal was celebrated. I remember parts of it specially the ‘Food’. But I remember most the Jaffna curries.
    I scolded my staff because I lost a chance to show a difference. Now we have done that many times havent we. The time is now, make a difference!

  266. 306. Godzilla

    Comment 287,

    I admire your total faithfulness and devotion to your adopted “homeland” of Tamil Nadu.

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    Thank you.

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    308. Ratna

    I admire your spirit & appreciation. It means a lot for Tamils in Srilanka as well. I thought that I have to tell you this rather than be a silent reader.

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    Thanks.

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    Samarasekara, I am not able to understand what you want to convey. Please elaborate so that I could understand.

    I am sorry to say this, but I could not understand what you want to convey, though I tried to many times. Please do help me to understand your thoughts.

  267. Comment 310 ,

    Dlshan mate , you are a real humanitarian,

    If more people do what this guy does Srilanka will be even better going forward.

    I have been helping poor secondary students in the South for a few years , I have extended that program to the South East,recently where most students are Catholics.

    Most Sinhala Buddhists have no problem with Tamils or Muslims or Christians despite the constant barrage of insinuations and accusations.

    How can we forget Jaffna curries?

    Having brought up on 50 cents Dosai feeds as poor teenagers from the South and graduating to occasional treats at the Jaffna Hotel in the Fort. Tamil cuisine is in our blood.

    Even to date a Masala Dosai from our local Hindu Temple on a Friday is a regular in our household.

    Although I shouldn’t mention, Plain Dosai goes well with a dry Beef Curry and the Vegetable curry.

    Jaffna Curry paste that I recently discovered in an Indian grocery store is superb, specially when you blend it with a bit of our Southern black curry powder.

  268. Comment 313,

    Even our JVPeers are encroaching on the the Sinhala diaspora territory targetting the anti Rajapaksa elements..

    Accordind to my information Arjuna Ranatunga,has paid a vist to Melbourne and stirred up the loyal attendees to his lecture.

    He has said that a lot of horrible thing s are happening in the Motherland and among them was the accusation that Rajapksa has made 11 Journalist disappear.

    Knowing the past tactics of the JVP like threatening the women and children of the Security personnel with death, during the two insurgencies, extortions wouldn’t be strange to them.

    There are thousands of Sinhalese in cities like Melbourne who have many many immediate family members specially in the South.

  269. #310 Dilshan F

    In my view, difference we have to make by respecting & actively promoting the rights of the people who are vulnerable in our society anything otherwise will be condescension.

  270. I think Tamils must have sense of pragmatism: Rome wasn’t built in a day. DBS has it right – the first priority is to make sure Tamil people in SL are helped to lift themselves up from the devastation of the war. The agenda from then on needs to be fluid, not fixed and certainly not targeted towards separatism, IMO.

  271. 316 Ratna,

    Read 84. and also please let me know what ‘Rights’ that the tamil speaking people DONT have that other communities have.

    Its really no point talking of rights unless you can name a few. I have asked over and over in this blog for naming these lost ‘RIGHTS’ maybe you will be the one to shed some light.

    Read 285 too.

  272. 320 Ratna,

    Obviously you are another of those who has nothing to say.

    Google is not Sri Lanka. I dont believe that you are even a Sri Lanka or for that matter from Sri Lanka.

    Come and live or visit Sri Lanka and claim the lost ‘rights’ as you alleged.

    Sometimes its better to keep your mouth shut than to open it and show your ignorance

  273. #321

    Oh Dear Dilshan F

    I mean the computer, not the microwave.
    Now you are talking, you are trying to kill me, first I want my right to live .
    I will take your advice & shut my mouth, as I know what you are capable of.
    But I will assure you that I will silently fight for the rights of ALL Srilankans.

    “Sometimes its better to keep your mouth shut than to open it and show your ignorance”- Quote Dishan F

    I wish you should have done this long time ago.

  274. #321
    “I dont believe that you are even a Sri Lanka or for that matter from Sri Lanka” Quote Dilshan F

    For your information, I am from North of Sri lanka, but south of India, naturally you can not relate to your sri lanka & mine.
    I’m in a mission to unite your Srilanka & mine, United.
    How???? Rights Rights – collective & individual.
    One day you & I have gone, but our children & grand children will be there. Strong constitution, respect the rights.
    Top down & bottom up.
    I do not believe in patronizing. Call me by any names, but It will take a lot of effort to change our own bias & anger we are grown up with.
    Your Srilanka humiliated & killed me many times but your people of Srilanka saved me & given me comfort too.
    I owe to the second.

  275. 323,

    Sorry Ratna,
    I dont buy your story. If you are South Indian – please dont get involved in affairs of Sri Lanka. If you are a Tamil from the North – you have misunderstood me completely.

    You still have not established what ‘rights’ you are talking about.

  276. #324

    Sorry to hear that You still could not understand, keep reading until you get it before you lose your own rights.
    By the way my ancestors might have come from Indian subcontinent probably ?2000 years ago, myself never been to India.
    Read between the lines.
    Indians are always involved with Sri lankan affairs, recently Krishna filled our begging bowl.
    When we fight with each other & pretending that we all have free to exercise our rights but otherwise, not only India everyone have right to involve with our affairs. Because we stand with begging bowl.

  277. 314. Godzilla

    Even to date a Masala Dosai from our local Hindu Temple on a Friday is a regular in our household.

    —————————–

    Do they give Masala Dosai in a Hindu temple there. Here they give only Sundal, vadai, pongal, puliyodharai, curd rice, some sweets etc.

    Masala items are not done in tamil Nadu for a temple prasadam.

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  279. COL VINAYAGAR, NEW SON GOD WILL STRIKE SOON
    WE EXPECT RELEASE OF THIS NEW MOVIE AT THE EARLIEST
    BEST OF LUCK TO POST PRABHAKARAN LTTE
    WHATEVER OUR EELAM TAMIL DO WE SUPPOART IT WHOLE HEARTEDLY, WE SYMPATHISE TAMIL OF EELAM
    AFTER GETTING TAMIL EELAM THEY SHOULD JOIN WITH INDIAN UNION.

  280. It is a known fact that sinhalesh and tamils cannot live together in srilanka. In such case, tamils will have secondary/inequality status. Srilankan authorities never wanted a peaceful request. They accept only through militancy. Prabha lost because Murali left alongwith 6000 cadres. East was overran by SL They have extreme enmity among them since the beginning. Both lost in the war.

  281. In fact tamils & sinhalese cannot live together because the enmity between them is inexplicable and SL never hear peaceful requests. Prabha took arms because of their this attitude. Murali betrayed the entire tamils. Had he been remained at the east, SL could not have been overran east. Now China stands behind SL. The tamils are in good position everywhere in the world except in China. Only China can help you to get a separate country. Without a separate country, tamils in srilanka have to live a slavery life.

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