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“New” LTTE leader Vinayagam exposed as a “pretender”

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By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Vinayagam the new leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) based in Europe has been exposed as a “pretender”!

Information has come to light that claims made by a senior tiger leader in Europe that he was “Colonel” Vinayagam the sea tiger commander are false.

The Vinayagam who has donned the mantle of LTTE leadership in Europe is not the well-known sea tiger Deputy – commander who was at one time third –ranking in sea tiger seniority to Special commander Soosai and commander Chezhiyan.

Although the sea tiger leader Vinayagam had been reported killed in a battle at Challai in the Mullaitheevu district on February 4th 2009 the man who surfaced in Europe denied reports of his death and portrayed himself as the “real Mccoy”.

Vinayagam told LTTE circles in Europe that he had been sent to India on a special assignment to India by tiger intelligence chief Pottu Amman before the Mullivaaikkaal debacle and that reports of his death in battle were untrue.

Vinayagam’s claim that he had made his way to a South –East Asian country from where he reached Europe was widely believed by LTTE circles who hailed the “resurrection” of Vinayagam as a singular achievement.

The apparent return to life of a senior LTTE leader reported dead served as a great morale booster to LTTE supporters and activists in the Global Tamil Diaspora.

Vinayagam entered into a strategic partnership with Perinbanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyavan who was in overall charge of LTTE branches abroad and has been engaged in efforts to revive tiger fortunes.

Details about Vinayagam’s role as the new LTTE leader were revealed extensively in a column written by me for the “Daily Mirror” of November 13th 2010 and subsequently posted on this blog. (www.dbsjeyaraj.com)

However, fresh information gathered from knowledgeable sources have exposed the fact that Vinayagam is not the senior sea tiger as he claimed to be.

The “pretender” whose nom de guerre in the LTTE is also Vinayagam belongs to the intelligence wing led by Pottu Amman and not the sea tigers led by Soosai.

While the sea tiger deputy commander Vinayagam had impaired vision in his left eye the “other” Vinayagam has perfect vision in both eyes.

According to information received by this correspondent the full name of the former sea tiger leader was Thangavelu Vinayagam . His communications codename was “Mike Four”.

The full name of the senior LTTE intelligence operative pretending to be the sea tiger leader is Sekarapillai Vinayagamoorthy. He also uses the alias Kathirgamathamby Arivazhagan.

Thangavelu Vinayagam alias Vinayagam ~ a.k.a “Mike Four” – Senior Sea Tiger Commander

Segarapaillai Vinayagamoorthy alais ~ Vinayagam ~ a.k.a Kathirgamathamby Arivalagan – Senior Intelligence Leader

Both persons were known as Vinayagam in the LTTE.(Pictures of both Vinayagams are published here)

The sequence of events leading to the current situation where Vinayagam of intelligence wing is pretending to be Vinayagam the sea tiger leader and the underlying reasons for this pretence will be exposed in detail in the “DBS Jeyaraj Column” of November 27th 2010 in the “Daily Mirror” and posted later on this blog.

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161 Comments

  1. Some of us were doubtful about Vinayagam saying he was sea tiger commander. I heard Vinayagam was blind in left eye but the Vinayagam whom I met in Paris was not blind but was wearing dark glasses

    Tamils are grateful to DBS Jeyaraj for openly exposing this pretender

  2. Thank you Mr.Jeyaraj for this revealing exposure. I suppose this Vinayagam had certain reasons for pretending to be the other Vinayagam

    I am looking forward to your detailed article on November 27th to know all the intricacies of this diabolical conspiracy

  3. The Tamil homeland is being systematically sinhalasized. I can clearly see a future where Tamils are marginalized second class citizens in their own land.

  4. I congratulate DBS for exposing this pretender

    The rise of LTTE in any form will damage Tamil people in Sri Lanka

    All Tamils must unite against any attempt to make the tigers rise again

  5. better to have the pretender than the original. At the moment we are flooded by baldilocks and three little pigs. Good to have a wolf in sheeps cliothing.

  6. We can hope for a peaceful Srilanka for few more years

    Iam not very optimistic about harmony in srilanka even though LTTE is wiped out.

  7. Mr. DBS………. u did a great job..

    Keep writing like this so that ltte will not make trouble again for us Thamils in Ceylon

  8. [The Tamil homeland is being systematically sinhalasized. I can clearly see a future where Tamils are marginalized second class citizens in their own land]

    Really?

    Which ‘crystal’ ball you are using today? Left or right? Have you bent properly?

  9. It is presumed that the pretender “ARIVAZHAGAN” was sending LTTE circulars after 17th May 2009. He reported as from the intelligence command unit. If anyone can be, Arivazhagan must have thought why not me be the leader?

    Today, the Tamil Diaspora (the bad ones) is involved in bamboozling public fund through collection.

    Congratulations on your investigative journalism.

    Regards

    Sandilyan

  10. it was big mistake for SL govt to catch KP and make him prisoner.if KP were there the overseas ltte will behave nicely.without KP the ovrseas ltte has no good leader. so lots of prettenders will come like vinayakam

  11. 3. Jim

    Most of them are officially second class terror war mongers now. It will take a generation or two, to achieve equality amongst peace loving Sri Lankans. But diaspora Tamils will always be third class in the eye of many whites.

  12. i don’t like anyone come to me and say how I make decision of whether to engage in Sri Lanka politics. People working for LTTE is like a gang in overseas. No educated person is ready to listen uneducated person’s advice.

  13. until Tamils change the habit of living dowry money, they will never get freedom. There is no voice against dowry practice among Tamils. No writer ever write against dowry.

  14. Tamail land is Tamilnadu not sri lanka 50% tamils live in sri lanka today thanks to Bristish otherweise they could still be in that shit hole call tamilnadu

  15. Jim White 3:
    What do you know about Sri Lanka history. I suppose nil. Tell us when and how a part of Sri Lanka had become the Tamil home land if you can.

    When LTTE was annihilated with all its combat leaders, Sinhala people thought Tamils would give up their fight for Eelam and negotiate for a settlement in the earnest. They thought; if late Thondaman could have reached a settlement for the setbacks of estate Tamils through a dialogue, there is no reason why Tamils of the North couldn’t have done the same. But, not just LTTE backers and its sympathizers but its critics too have joined together to get Eelam anyway they could.

    Tamils mist come out of this box for their own good if not for the good of Sri Lanka. they must ask only what Sri Lanka can give.
    Leela

  16. I think Vinayagam of intelligence wing is pretending to be Vinayagam the sea tiger leader to get respect with tiger supporters. When LTTE try to collect money for attack on Sri Lanka people will trust a sea tiger commander more capable than intelligence guy to lead attackI believe you have spolt the scene for LTTE by openly exposing this “aalmaaraattam” .

  17. Most of the countries minorities who call themselves as second class citizens chosen align collectively with the opposition. If that is the case not only the minority whole opposition groups feel and think they are second class citizens. This is how ever can not said of the minorities. Jews in USA or Indians in South Africa are known to align with ruling parties thus have huge influence in their countries policies. Its unfortunate that Sri Lankan minorities Tamils in particular align always with opposition historically and did not become a part of development process.

  18. We who live in foreign countries and get information through internet should give proper respect to DBSJ for educating us. He is doing great service to our people by guiding proper path. Thanks Jeyraj.

  19. ‘In regione caecorum rex est luscus’ – In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

    The pro-LTTE group is most certainly blind. Shame the one-eyed king is actually an impostor..

    but he’ll do – enough gullible fools wanting to be parted with their hard earnt money

  20. Whether Vinayagam who is alive and well is the sea tiger number three commander or a Senior intelligence leader shouldn’t make any difference as we should still be happy that an experienced leader has made it out of the war zone to provide the much needed insider information and guidance.

    Regardless of which Vinayagam he is, embrace him and others who have made it out of the killing field.

  21. //3. Jim White | November 22nd, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    The Tamil homeland is being systematically sinhalasized. I can clearly see a future where Tamils are marginalized second class citizens in their own land.//

    Is this anything to do with this identity fraud?
    Or
    Do you think this fraud is going to achieve Tamil Eelam??

  22. 25. Moorthy // shouldn’t make any difference as we should still be happy that an experienced leader has made it out of the war zone to provide the much needed insider information and guidance//

    For what?

    மூர்தி அண்ண விடாம அடிக்கிறியள் சோக்கு(joke).

  23. LTTE websites are getting the shakes and shivers by your writing. They dont know what to expect next week

    Take care DBS

  24. I think DBS set a trap for Vinayakam and the LTTE with his previous writings. Poor Vinayakam has fallen into the trap but the LTTE fellows dont realise it

    Well done DBS

  25. Vinayagam and cohorts cant do a thing in Lanka. The security forces are very vigilant to prevent another outbreak of tiger violence

  26. Dear DBS,
    The service you have made to the tamil community by your writing is tremendous. Your courage in exposing the disgraceful conduct of LTTE abroad is commendable.Please be careful

  27. This is what I told all along, most of the people knew that already, so nothing to be sensationalism. Any way some of the readers are relieved now.

    There is no chance for renewal of Tamil terrorism in any form in any country, we will make sure it won’t happen.

  28. comment 16
    “until Tamils change the habit of living dowry money, they will never get freedom. There is no voice against dowry practice among Tamils. No writer ever write against dowry.”

    -maybe that’s because all the writers are living on dowry money. How else will they have the time and leisure to write their articles.
    -as for the article another great job by DBSJ and looking forward to the 27th.
    -as for the super smart diaspora they should look at an old saying “in the land of the blind the One Eyed (Undead Vinayagam) man in king”.

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  30. today Rajapaksa brothers’s are treating tamil as slave and destroying Noth and east tamil traditional land concept.
    not only they are colonising north east by miltry settlement but also planned settlement.

    unfortunately, tamil reporter like you, try to marginalise the ltte continuously

    never stand for justice of ltte.

    see dayan jayathilaka, each and every letter he openly vomiting racisim.

    we are very shame to say you as a tamil reporter, you are a real betrayer of ltte like karuna & KP.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    The days of the LTTE are over. The LTTE had golden opportunities to enable Tamils to get a reasonable political solution within a united but not necessarily unitary Sri Lanka. The LTTE lost that opportunity and instead has caused irredeemable harm to the Tamil people

    The battered and shattered Tamils in Sri Lanka are trying to adjust to new realties and pull themselves up from the morass they are in. In order to achieve an economic, social and cultural renaissance the Tamils need peace and a cooperative climate

    What the jokers in the Tamil Diaspora who claim to be LTTE are doing is to seek a path of confrontation and disrupt the slow progress towards normalcy that Tamils are experiencing in Sri Lanka

    I think the jokers who are trying for a LTTE resurgence within the Diaspora are hypocrites and crooks intent on money making and fund raising

    But they are capable of causing damage to the Tamil people in Sri Lanka by their irresponsible antics and conduct

    Hence I will through my journalism do my best to expose the so called LTTE and pro-LTTE elements in the Diaspora

    It is through that which I can help my Tamil people in Sri Lanka to regain normalcy and consequent prosperity

    By the way Dayan J does not “vomit” racism in any of his writings. But I think your feeble intellect cannot comprehend it

  31. Colombo papers are running empty since the annihilation of Tamil terrorism, now it is time to dig the dead terrorists and give new lease of life for sensationalism and stop any normality returning to the country.

  32. Mahesh,

    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.
    —————————————————————————-

    Dear Mahesh,

    My sincear hope is to suport DBSJ ‘s vision that is to make room on reconsilation with tamils and sinhalees.

    Nevertheless my suport do not mean to blindly accepting all things which tamil rasicsts are wrongly pointed out to others.

    When I go through the details of the blog it was mensioned that
    1. innocent protests ( sathyagraha) failed
    2. armed strugle also failed

    So what will be the next path.
    Before to decide the future action or solution will have to sort it out what is the problem that tamils have in Sri lanka. It is a must.

    As a normal person and who victimised from both teroriest activities ( Ltte and Jvp) is like to vishualise what is the problems that tamils are facing
    by
    as a whole tamils who are in the world
    as tamils who got the citision ship ( p r/ and other means) in developed countries,
    as tamils who are living in North
    as tamils who are living in East
    as tamils who are living in hill country.
    as tamils who are living Colombo

    There will be many aspirations of those people. But the aspirations are not equal with the problems.

    According to me and most people in the country irrespective of any race poverty is the problem that we have to irridicate. How it occured. After the Independent took place under the Neru regime there were eight 5 year plans launched continuesly. But we had nothing.

    Accourding to my knowledge Sri lanka is not only the country where Indians embarked. There were so many. In order to solve this problem what the other countries did. Myanmar when they got independent they sent back all Indians. What did Uganda. They also did the same thing.

    So why we did not follow the above illustrations.
    It is nothing but the Buddhist influence. It means the huminity.

    When Douch starting to masssacer Portugues as they cathelic who gave the shelter and preventing them from killing the sinhala king . But the buddhist king did not forcely convert them into buddhist.That’s why now days as in the coastal area cathelics are living in Mathale in the hill country. To day too the country granted the citision ship for the people who born in Indian land as refugies.

    I am affraid you could not find this sort of example in India.

    What I want to emphasies is from your coments you are trying to insulting these sinhala buddhist qualities.

    That is why I askes you before advocating us you better find out how Dr, AMBECAR the man who furnished your own constitution sloved his comunity problem. Did Gandhi’s vision helped him ?
    No
    vision of Buddha helped him.
    So why not you advocate your friends to study Dr Ambecar?

    samarasekara.

  33. This man looks like the last manchu emperor before the ming dynasty took over. His moustache, mongol cheekbones and slitty eyes are reminiscent of genghis khan, or maybe iam paranoid with the chinese flooding srilanka everyday.

    At last we have someone to lead us to the promised land, like the way moses led the israelites to canaan, from egyptian slavery. Can’t wait to see the land of my very first ancestor, tamilnadu. The sinhalese will hug and kiss us and wipe the tears and wave goodbye, but secretly relieved to see the last of us going led by vinayagam.

  34. It requires great courage and objectivity to go against the grain of pro-LTTE sentiments in the Diaspora and write such scathing exposures about tiger activity

    DBS I salute you. More power to your elbow

  35. 4 Nathan
    I agree with you. We should make sure that the LTTE
    will never rise again. Thanks to MR & Co. LTTE was destroyed, but I haven’t seen many diaspora aknowledging this fact and saying “Thank you ” to our war heroes.
    It is good to see that many diaspora Tamils are coming back to see their properties in the North and East, which was liberated by our armed forces, but unfortunately some of this diaspora ungratefuls still sling mud at SL Govt.
    People like them will never be grateful to any country, whether you live in Scarborough, Melbourne, London,Oslo or Auckland. I bet you complain about these places too.

    There is lot of development going on over here in Sri Lanka at the moment. If the Rajapakses rule this country for another 10 to 15 years, this place will be like
    S’ pore.

    Long live Rajapakses.

  36. DBS

    Reading your previous article I could see that you had doubts about Vinayagam being the sea tiger commander. I think you had some information about Vinayagam really being from the tiger intelligence

    I think you have now got more information about Vinayagams real identity and you are now ready to write in detail next week

    This week you have written short to give notice to your next article

    Am I correct?

    You are correct Samudran………DBSJ

  37. Sorry but I just want to post the paragraphs from DBS earlier article where he is doubtful about Vinayagam real identity

    Here they are –

    “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

  38. The saying “two bald men fighting over a comb” seems very apt in these circumstances.

    What exactly is the new leader promising?

    Could someone from the pro-LTTE segment please, honestly tell us what they hope to achieve in the short and medium term ? As always, kudos to DBS for keeping us updated.

  39. DB, somewhat boring article, now that this LTTE out, I mean who gives a s…..t as to who their leader or who this pathetic tigers are..lol, really, some people are even forming governments, have like 10 prime ministers, and so on, again, outside of sri lanka..a joke  indeed. my point,  none of this will bother sri Lankan authorities, because, never, never again, will there be another LTTE or similar….I suggest you use your valuable time on writing something about reconciliation or something bad about king Mahinda. Cheers

  40. 39. samarasekara

    Before to decide the future action or solution will have to sort it out what is the problem that tamils have in Sri lanka. It is a must.

    —————————————–

    Tamils do have problem. Otherwise things would not have come to such a pass. I cannot educate you on that. Please study your recent history and find out the problem and then come back.

    —————————————

    Myanmar when they got independent they sent back all Indians. What did Uganda. They also did the same thing.

    ——————————————-

    Myanmar and the Uganda are dictatorships. They do not call themselves democracies.

    Also Tamils were not sent out of South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Malaysia, singapore etc.

    Why you are quoting these examples and not the examples as cited above.

    ———————–

    When Douch starting to masssacer Portugues as they cathelic who gave the shelter and preventing them from killing the sinhala king . But the buddhist king did not forcely convert them into buddhist.That’s why now days as in the coastal area cathelics are living in Mathale in the hill country.

    ————————————-

    Don’t talk about India. In India all religious groups, ethnic groups, linguistic groups live amicably.

    There are Jews, Negroes etc in India.

    All these things have been discussed by me previously. Why do you want to go through this charade again and again.

    —————————————-

    That is why I askes you before advocating us you better find out how Dr, AMBECAR the man who furnished your own constitution sloved his comunity problem. Did Gandhi’s vision helped him ?
    No
    vision of Buddha helped him.

    ——————————————-

    I am not able to follow this point. Gandhi or Budha both are Indians. Both are great people. I respect them both.

    ——————————–

    So why not you advocate your friends to study Dr Ambecar?

    ———————————

    I respect Ambetkar. He is one of the great sons’ of India. I salute him.

    India needs many more such sons. May their tribe increase in India.

    ———————-

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  42. uneducated (generaly they are) stupid Tamil diaspora was taken for a ride by these so called pretenders for a long period of time.

  43. Just to let yu DBS that you are highly apppreciated by readers in Sri Lanka. Dont let the stupid jackasses among Tamil diaspora demoralise you with their attacks.Please keep up the good work

    Thank you. I will be writing as long as I live……………DBSJ

  44. scare dbsj, becarefull sir,nife hanging on your threat and handcuff is ready at heathrow to arrest you 100% metropolitan police waiting for you.

    ??????????????……………..DBSJ

  45. These tiger intelligence people are the blokes who failed miserably and contributed to its downfall and total annihilation.
    Now these very same blokes want to run the show.

    VP(‘s ash) will be turning in its (Nandikadal/Indian Ocean) grave.

  46. First DBS why dont you go and get a proper job.

    You are writting like a joker these days writing shit about our global LTTE.Instead of writting silly articles like these get a life DBS.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    I do have a proper job.Journalism is my profession and vocation

    No I am not writing like a joker but writing about jokers in the Diaspora.

    No my articles are not shit but yes my subject matter is about shit which is the global LTTE.

    Yes I do have a life but what I am trying to do is to get Tamil people reduced to the “living dead” by the LTTE to get a new life

  47. DBS

    Why are you writing against global LTTE?

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    The days of the LTTE are over. The LTTE had golden opportunities to enable Tamils to get a reasonable political solution within a united but not necessarily unitary Sri Lanka. The LTTE lost that opportunity and instead has caused irredeemable harm to the Tamil people

    The battered and shattered Tamils in Sri Lanka are trying to adjust to new realties and pull themselves up from the morass they are in. In order to achieve an economic, social and cultural renaissance the Tamils need peace and a cooperative climate

    What the jokers in the Tamil Diaspora who claim to be LTTE are doing is to seek a path of confrontation and disrupt the slow progress towards normalcy that Tamils are experiencing in Sri Lanka

    I think the jokers who are trying for a LTTE resurgence within the Diaspora are hypocrites and crooks intent on money making and fund raising

    But they are capable of causing damage to the Tamil people in Sri Lanka by their irresponsible antics and conduct

    Hence I will through my journalism do my best to expose the so called LTTE and pro-LTTE elements in the Diaspora

    It is through that which I can help my Tamil people in Sri Lanka to regain normalcy and consequent prosperity

  48. Aney Jeyaraj, You are like a mystery writer no? How to wait next Saturday to read about this two-eyed Vinayagam aney?

    Aney Nelum, only a few days more no?….DBSJ

  49. The sad fact here is to what level the LTTE will stoop to hoodwink the diaspora and to what level the Diaspora will stoop to believe in another violent uprising.

    This is the result of the ‘Boys’ cleverly wiping out all moderate tamil politicians and when that happened no one had the guts to say ‘Stop’. Now we have to wait and see with this peace there will be change of heart from all sides.

  50. 39. samarasekara

    Your thoughts are more clear now.

    In my opinion, delusion and fundamentalist thoughts of religion, is the root cause of many evils in srilanka.

    I suspect there is a brain wash of many religious people..

  51. 39. samarasekara

    Your thoughts are more clear now.

    In my opinion, delusion and fundamentalist thoughts of religion, is the root cause of many evils in srilanka.

    I suspect there is a brain wash of many religious people..

  52. # 37. Dr.Kaluwitharana
    There is no chance for renewal of Tamil terrorism in any form in any country, we will make sure it won’t happen.

    ———–
    Your services are required in india, to arrest renrewal of Tamil terroism in any form.

  53. Comment 23.

    I do not think you are doing any favors to people like us who only want to convince the Tamil people in the Diaspora that there is another way forward than revisiting homeland goals and leading to more conflict and more misery to the people living in Srilanka.

    What would you say about the Sinhalese Diasporians who still go behind the new JVP trustees,?

    Haven’t you heard about the people like our ex cricket champion agitating our brothers and sisters in places like Melbourne with all the “Bullshit”?

    Do you think they have good intentions for the great majority of our citizens in Srilanka ?

    They only have nothing but self interest and ambition for self empowerment.

    You should read the Presidents inaugural speech and understand how this man is striving to lift the stock of, mainly the poor ,the rural and the non elite members of Srilanka who got the rough end of the stick up until now.

    So please butt out and leave these exclusively inter and intra Tamil Diaspora issues for them to sort out without making ignorant comments.

  54. 39. samarasekara

    So why not you advocate your friends to study Dr Ambecar?
    ——-

    Dr Ambedkar, a true Buddhist supported partition of pakistan from India.

    His standing was, if Muslims insist and demand for a country on their own and get separated from India, let them have it.

    What is position of the Sinhalese Buddhists regarding the tamils demand for a separate country?

  55. # Jim White,

    “The Tamil homeland is being systematically sinhalasized”

    I haven’t read anything about Sinhalese moving en masse to Tamilnadu.. If you are referring to the North, the GoSL hasnt even resettled the Sinhalese and Moors who were ethnically cleansed by the LTTE..

    The GoSL policy at the moment is to resettle and let natural migration takes it course..However if violence in any form resumes the ‘ethnic harmonisation’ option may come into play..

  56. #17 PottuAmman

    “Tamail land is Tamilnadu not sri lanka 50% tamils live in sri lanka today thanks to Bristish otherweise they could still be in that shit hole call tamilnadu’

    First of all Tamilnadu is NOT a sh*thole..It’s the cultural cradle of a 5,000 year old civilization and India’s fifith largest economy…

    Whilst being weary of the sinister elements in Tamilnadu , we should never insult in general the industrrous people who inhabit the state..

  57. DBS

    Good job .

    you are very brave and informed reporter writing about tigers.

    The LTTE must stop their work and take long rest. damage done to Tamils by ltte more than enough

  58. #23 Canadian *******

    “THE BIRDS IN CANADA HAVE MORE BRAINS THAN TAMILS…..”

    Most Goldfish have bigger brains than you mate…

    Just goes to show there are raving lunatics of both ethnicities in the diaspora..

  59. Hi Mr.DBS!
    If you have guds don’t delete my comments, first of all learn to be a really brave and bold Tamil like me.

    Only Tamils with courage support LTTE not coward Tamils like you

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    However controversial I always write under my own name. I dont play safe by adopting a pseudonym

    But look at you brave Tamil you dont have guts to post even a false name for your comment

    Now who is the coward here?

  60. Thanks DBSJ,

    The fact that a new LTTE leader is from intel and not sea tigers is more worrying.. However this little adventure is most likely to end in disaster with all the hard earned diaspora money flushed down the Indian ocean..

  61. #41 KSK,

    “see dayan jayathilaka, each and every letter he openly vomiting racisim”

    Care to give us an example..Dayan J supports the implementation of the 1th amendment (with compromises on land and police powers). He is also against a full blown ‘demographic solution’ being implemented in the North.. And you say he’s vomiting racism?? You are just parroting something told by your dear neighbourgood LTTE tax collector,,

  62. Dear DBSJ,

    You have fans in India too! Please start writing about the Tamils of India.

    1. Spectrum Raja and his love for Kani.
    2. The battle between the sons.
    3. The aging patriarch with his numerous (ugly) concubines and progeny.
    4. And the Brahmin danseuse with fab ankles (your fault – I would have never noticed the fatty otherwise) waiting in wings.

    Oh wait, they may burn your office down – remember what happened to the Marans in Madurai.

    Dang! Best to stay with the Sri Lankan Tams – they are far more honorable.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Not to worry

    The LTTE goons in Canada broke my leg and head once. I used to run a Tamil weekly here but they made me stop it by threatening my distributors, advertisers and retal store owners who were selling it. Even now I get a regular load of abusive ,threatening phone calls from public booths and e-mails from bogus addresses

    So dont understimate our Eelam Tamils. They are not second to their Tamil Nadu brethren in any way. If they had an “elder brother” in Toronto like the “Annan” Azhagiri in Madurai they would resort to arson and immolation too.

    No way Jose

    Dabang!

    BTW am I glad I got you to focus on the lotus feet of Ammu

  63. Hi DBS

    There is no point of writing LTTE now. They were destroyed and gone. Dispora LTTE does not have the power to revive the fight or war in SriLanka because they were not only militarily defeated in North and East and but also they lost the supoort of tamil people. At the same, I do not dismiss that in future there may be a arm struggle in Srilanka not by LTTE but may be some other group. It may take years to happen. It will all depend on how the Sinhala dominated government handles the tamil people problems.

    Your journalism should focus on issues on how tamils in Srilanka can achieve their rights and how they can come out of thispathetic situation. It will be a great service to tamils in Srilanka

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    Thank you for your kind advice. The LTTE story is over in Sri Lanka but it continues overseas and has the potential to make life more miserable for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Please read the response I made to an earlier comment which I am reproducing here

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    The days of the LTTE are over. The LTTE had golden opportunities to enable Tamils to get a reasonable political solution within a united but not necessarily unitary Sri Lanka. The LTTE lost that opportunity and instead has caused irredeemable harm to the Tamil people

    The battered and shattered Tamils in Sri Lanka are trying to adjust to new realties and pull themselves up from the morass they are in. In order to achieve an economic, social and cultural renaissance the Tamils need peace and a cooperative climate

    What the jokers in the Tamil Diaspora who claim to be LTTE are doing is to seek a path of confrontation and disrupt the slow progress towards normalcy that Tamils are experiencing in Sri Lanka

    I think the jokers who are trying for a LTTE resurgence within the Diaspora are hypocrites and crooks intent on money making and fund raising

    But they are capable of causing damage to the Tamil people in Sri Lanka by their irresponsible antics and conduct

    Hence I will through my journalism do my best to expose the so called LTTE and pro-LTTE elements in the Diaspora

    It is through that which I can help my Tamil people in Sri Lanka to regain normalcy and consequent prosperity

  64. @76 .since u are a brave person just don’t stop by funding next time please come and fight in the front lines .
    u are a ‘cardboard’ hero. HEROISM AND FOOLISHNESS HAVE A VERY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE.

  65. Hi DBSJ

    Yes I agree with you that the Diaspora LTTE can have disruptive effect on peace in Srilanka, but it is very minimal. The reason is that they have lost the 90% Tamils support in Srilanka. Any Sensible government will not take this into consideration as a disruptive element., but will try to win the hearts of tamils and find the reasonable solution. They can easily win because the tamils have so nuch hatred on LTTE now. I doubt this present government will do it. If they don’t there may be arm struggle agin in future.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    There is no room for complacency.

    If you are exposed to Diaspora propaganda in the west you will realise that these elements can do much damage

    The Diaspora can use their money and get someone to kill somebody or blast a bomb in Lanka.That would trigger off harsh repercussions for Tamils in Lanka

    India too is not treating the destructive capacity of Diaspora lightly.Hence the extension of ban on LTTE

    The need of the hour is to expose the tiger elements among the Diaspora

  66. Hi DBSJ,
    We need clarification about the following sentence.

    “Vinayagam entered into a strategic partnership with Perinbanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyavan who was in overall charge of LTTE branches abroad and has been engaged in efforts to revive tiger fortunes.”

    Did you mean Fortresses or fortunes?

    Fortunes……….DBSJ

  67. Hi DBSJ..

    Just to say that I concur with you fully that Diaspora moves to revive LTTE will be harmful to our people back home.Let the Tamil people get on with life in Sri Lanka. LTTE supporters abroad can go to hell

  68. Comment 84,

    DBSJ’s response to the above posting must be taken into serious consideration by all peace loving people in both Tamil and Sinhala diaspora.

    As DBSJ succinctly points out, Diaspora money can be used to carryout an assassination of a Leader or an attack in a religious place that can ignite racial riots.

    As I mentioned earlier the recalcitrant elements in the JVP, the ex LTTE cadres, the Underworld and the Army deserters who are Fonseka allies are a good a recruiting ground..

    The sort of money that is available in the West among the Insurgent friendly factions , both Tamil and Sinhalese can easily induce these elements

    The JVP leaders now in their DNA attire have started excursions to Western countries to increase their support base among the Diasporians.

    Their forums and other public addresses to the faithful with distorted accounts and sometimes outright lies about the current situation in the country have become common..

    These people surely will form a nexus with the LTTE factions.

    Although the Aims may be different, their common Goal is to destroy the Rajapaksa regime.

    What surprises me is that the Western governments that preach good governance, peace and harmony to poor smaller Nations turn a blind eye to these nefarious activities like collecting funds by known groups who have had direct links to Terrorist organisations.

  69. Bob the buildre can we fix it,,,,,,,,,,,, pls if any one out there to fix the eye in the first instace, we had a leader with half brain now half blind ,but Colombo have to be vigilent as they want something to happen

  70. Samarasekera
    Ambedkar was a Hindu when he helped making the Indian Constitution. He became a Buddhish long time later with many of his caste people just so they can obtain reserved spots for scheduled castes without the stigma attached to it.
    How about Devanambiyatissa som of Mutha siva who converted to Buddhism due to the influence of Emperor Asoka. What was his religion before?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanampiyatissa

    Please also read about these people who converted to Hinduism from Buddhism

    Mihirakula a Huna ruler
    Rajasinghe I – Sri Lankan king who conquered Kandy
    Rishabhadatta – Satrap viceroy
    Rudradaman I – Satrap ruler and conqueror of the Satavahanas
    Vasudeva I, Kushan king and numismatist

  71. Hello DBSJ,

    VEERAN’s and SOORAN’s – It is an indication that they are also reading your writings. It is a good sign. Even though they write like this now they will realize the truth at the end. I concur with your reply at #63 for SOORAN by 100%. BTW did you get my e-mail?

    Bala. M.

    Yes Bala.Thanks.Will call soon…………DBSJ

  72. 41.KSK
    //you are a real betrayer of ltte like karuna & KP//

    The real betrayer of us (Tamils) are LTTE and blind supporters of LTTE ( people like you).

    Hitler and NAZI party were used to destroy Germany in Second World War.

    LTTE and Co were used to destroy Tamil Nationalism and genuine demands of Tamils in Sri Lanka

    வரலாற்றுத் தவறுகளைக் கற்றுக் கொள்ள மறுப்பவர்களை வரலாறு மன்னிப்பதில்லை.

  73. DBS

    Thank you for the noble and brave work you are doing.

    Tamils trying to get a life in Lanka are sick and tired of diaspora rascals wanting to revive LTTE here.

    Tell them to come here and see reality

    If Prabaharan becomes alive and returns to vanni the Tamil people will beat him to death again

  74. rudrakumar or any other person should think that even if all their plans succeed and even if all Sinhalese are killed and even if all parts of the country captured WOULD INDIA ALLOW A SEPARATE TAMIL STATE .won’t India invade sri lanka.what would be the end result ????

  75. DBS,

    What is happening to the devolution of powers?

    There is no way Rajapakse is getting away with this. He promised the indian leaders once LTTE is done there will b devolution.

  76. LTTE cannot re-surrect; We will have to think the best we can do now.

    However, in the long term, there is a slight possibility that another ‘movement’ take arms and the ‘suffering’s will continue.

    If the Chauvistic govt’ repeated what happened in the past, that is the start of a new sufferings;

    More possible is that all Sri Lankans fight against the Rajapakshe Dynasty. This time with votes.

  77. ‘கச்மாலங்கள் ” எல்லாம் கதிரைக்கு அலையுதுகள் 🙁

  78. Its difficult to see if Sri Lanka will ever move forward towards eliminating the need for LTTE.

    If Sri Lankan government makes serious efforts towards this, then the moderate LTTE supported withdrew their support to a violent resurgence.

  79. #41 KSK

    LTTE ஜ நீங்கள் உயர்திய அளவுக்கு LTTE உங்களை உயர்தவில்லை, என்பதை நடு ரோட்டில் நிற்கும் நிங்கள் நீங்கள் உணர வோண்டும்.

  80. Armed struggle is over. the LTTE did its part by highlighting the fact that there was a problem here. It put the limelight on to srilanka. If you look at east timor or kosovo, what armed struggle was that compared to this. In fact xanana gusmao was most of the time in an indonesian cell. the present president ramos horta was always out of the country hammering away relentlessly at the world highlighting the east timorese plight. The armed struggle never got the independence for them. here of course the LTTE came perilously close to doing it with arms only, like eritrea.

    two major mistakes the LTTE made cost them dearly.they thought that with arms only they can achieve eelam, so they were never bothered about getting the terrorist tag, unlike the kospvo liberation army and the fretelin in east timor, who always had world sympathy as underdogs at the receiving end of big bullies. they never resorted to terrorism.

    the other mistake that the LTTE made was to take on india. Even when the australian primeministers such as keating and hawke were bumsucking the indonesians, fretelin never attacked australia, let alone try to bump them off. Ramos horta showed that patience is a virtue and went about his business as usual globetrotting with his cause, and then when john howard came and australia changed its policy the indonesians knew the game was up, and had to hold the referendum.

    It would be a big mistake by the remnants of the LTTE to try to start an armed struggle again. The LTTe did much more than the fretilin and kosovo liberation army and yet they failed while these puny armed forces that hardly did any damage militarily, succeeded. This shows that how you handle the rest of the world and get their sympathy is more important than firing a gun or setting off a bomb. Heaven forbid, that some idiot in the LTTE will start setting off bombs. The best thing that the LTTE could do for the tamils is go into retirement. Their job is over and it is time to give the leadrship of the tamils to others. Even if they just continue to lurk in the background like a fringe element it will be a burden on the tamils . The LTTE went so far in the terrorist path that they can never rebadge themselves and come back to get the support of the influential people that matter in this world. They had their chance, they screwed up, now please go and let others do the job. If they had achieved even less than half their ferocious armed struggle, but maintained their reputation then they would have not become a liability. Now with them killing the indian primeminister, that too nehru’s grandson and indira’s son, and killing indian jawans, killing countless tamils as well as sinhalese, their use by date is over long ago for the tamils. If you find that a foodstuff has use by date more than 10 years old, what would you do?

    take your mind back to when all over the world demonstrations were being organised to highlight the plight of the civilians in the ‘safe zones ‘ declared by the GOSL. What did this guys do, they all came full force with their tiger flags and portraits of prbhaharan,Were they an asset ot liabilty at that time? that is why i am asking the tamils to think carefully whether they are an asset or liability now.

    I am in agreement with you………..DBSJ

  81. Am amazed at how the Tamils have turned againts the LTTE, I never saw this day coming. Well done for moving yourselves away from the LTTE tribal mentatily, let’s help our poor Tamil people languishing in camps in Sri Lanka.

  82. # 95. Jay

    What is happening to the devolution of powers?

    There is no way Rajapakse is getting away with this. He promised the indian leaders once LTTE is done there will b devolution.
    —–

    India-vukku peppey..

  83. # 102. shankar

    Good analysis and very Pragmatic
    You should the mathiyurainger for Srilankan Tamils.

    With the guidance of people like you, even Eelam is possible to achieve if Tamils believe in the might of non violent political movement . Patience is virtue.

  84. Comment 102,

    Timor was a separate country, A Separate nation So was Kosovo,

    Fretilin did not even get a smidgen of International heavy weight backing,

    Fretilin was a home grown true liberationists who fought with bows and arrows.. So was the Kosovo Fighters.

    Australia and Portugal indirectly backed theFretilin , .
    It cost Australia the lives of five brave young journalists from from the Leading Media network.

    In contrast the British Governments the Labor in particular, allowed the main LTTE operative “Diplomatic Status” to conduct this vicious campaign, despite their suicide bombings and massacres of innocent civilians..


    Srilanka has been one country one Nation since “Balangoda Man”.

    The international community lead by the British and Norway must ensure the LTTE remnants do not make any mischief again .

    The way the two factions are operating at present does not give us any indication that these Western countries have change their stance towards us.

  85. 106. sjoseph | # 102. shankar…..With the guidance of people like you, even Eelam is possible to achieve if Tamils believe in the might of non violent political movement . Patience is virtue////////.

    Shankar has made a very good analysis and hats off for him. However Eelam is not the solution. Because momment you talk of a separate state or separate entity for tamils, 80% of the singhala population can revolt. Simply because it has been touted by LTTE and has become a very bad word. Another point is I don’t think it can be a practical solution. However if racial amenity can be achieved in SL, then singhalese will not protest at anything reasonable given to tamils. But please understnd that there are millions of singhalese living below the poverty levels of tamils and no one talks about them. Racial amenity will not be achived if some tamils go on stirring the pot. This is where DBS jayarah’s advice becomes very important. Think of this. How does tamils in colombo, kandy, nuweraeliya etc live in complete harmoney with tamils without this Eelam business? That is the way to the solution. Create those conditions all over the island.

  86. Shankar has made a very good analysis and hats off for him.

    #109. Gavin

    //Think of this. How does tamils in colombo, kandy, nuweraeliya etc live in complete harmoney with tamils without this Eelam business? That is the way to the solution. Create those conditions all over the island//

    That is true and allow me to add one more point…

    No more 1958s,1977s and 1983s…
    Which is majority’s responsibility.

  87. # 109. Gavin

    Any thing is possible. It is up to Srilankans (both Sinhalese & Tamils), to decide.

    It would be good for all srilankans, if there is a dignified political settlement.

    However i suspect SL Tamils may be pushed to a corner to revive their demand for a separate country, later if not in near future.

    Oflate, there is a undercurrent in tamilnadu in favour of SL Tamils, which was missing when LTTE was present.

  88. Comment 111,

    —-“Oflate, there is a undercurrent in tamilnadu in favour of SL Tamils, which was missing when LTTE was present.” —- sjoseph.

    There was undercurrent then too, Haven’t you noticed the statements of your political leaders over the years?

    There are under currents in places like Malaysia too among the Tamils as evident from the boisterous and outright aggressive protests against the Indian PM, Dr Manmohan Singh when he went to meet and greet the Tamils little India who are mostly Tamil Naduans.

    Despite your” suspicions”, the majority of poor Tamil people in Srilanka would not back another insurrection .

    The reasons being
    They do not want another long spell of suffering

    They know there is no chance this time around unkike in the past for obvious reasons.

    Only possibility is remote controlled Terror as we have been discussing here at length which may have repercussions that can be really really bad.

  89. 108. Navin | November 25th, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    106. sjoseph:

    Now shankar can eat his words
    ————————————-
    You are right. i am wondering how my advise to LTTE remnants to call it a day and let go of the tamils, comes back like a boomerang neatly packaged by s.joseph as “guide to achieving eelam by non violent and peaceful means with infinite patience”. Don’t know whether he was meaning a future strategy for tamilnadu, and for them to get back their selfrespect and the glorious past of the much feared chola and pandya empires that went upto the deccan at one time.

    As for project eelam if you do a cost benefit analysis it will be plain that the costs far exceed the benefits. If the same is done for devolution, the benefits far exceed the costs.

    I don’t want to bore everyone with another analysis. Also it might come back to haunt me as a neatly packaged version of “guide to stop unnecessary erections while making the necessary corrections” or something like that from s.joseph.

  90. 114. shankar

    Your analysis (#012) gives an impression that If LTTE was smarter (not resorting to terrorism), they might have achieved Eelam.

    Naturally, my added comments boomerang on you.

    Take it easy, buddy 🙂

  91. # 113. Godzilla

    I agree with you.
    Undercurrents any where in the world will die if Sinhalese and tamils are firm and united.

  92. 111. sjoseph ////Any thing is possible. It is up to Srilankans (both Sinhalese & Tamils), to decide.It would be good for all srilankans, if there is a dignified political settlement. However i suspect SL Tamils may be pushed to a corner to revive their demand for a separate country, later if not in near future. there is a undercurrent in tamilnadu in favour of SL Tamils, which was missing when LTTE was present/////

     Sorry don’t agree. It is useless for us to debate what is right and wrong because we will be going on till the cows come home. World does not go on right and wrongs. That is only the gospel of arm chair revolutionaries.  But lets be realistic and recognise the ground realities whether we like it or not. Tamils don’t hold the whip hand and has no bargaining power in SL. Thanks to the LTTE which screwed all that up. Therefore it is up to the tamils now to prove that they are genuinly keen to live together with singhalese and forge a lasting relationship. Especially in current situation, 85% will not get dictated by 8% what ever alligations and shit is thrown. More that is done, less chance tamils have to live peacefully in SL and intergrate onto the main stream. Ofcourse, the rabble rousers abroad don’t care as they are not in SL. Get real, there is no dignified political settlement and you will never get that. Politicians on both sides are not dignified. If tamils want a separate country, no problem because they would be thrown out to form one in afrika, india or timbuktu. Jokers in TN does not count because MR has india, pakistan,russia,china,iran all on his side. Even india will not support tamils because the hot air tamils who shout a lot (not the peaceful tamils) are a bunch of small brats and are ignored. Of course, they can have their appointed Eelam kings, queens PM’s in their mythical state with accompanying wet dreams with compliments of their imagination. If you are a smart guy, you will know karunanidi, jayalalitha are the biggest fakes and they form the tamil mouth pieces. So what hope does the SL tamils have from these jokers in TN? The future of tamils and their prosperity in SL is interviened with the singhalese and if they genuinly recognise that and work towards that, there will not be a single singhalese who will not reciprocate. 

  93. #17 Pottu Amman

    If you are Pottu Amman I am Premadasa or Lalith Athulath Mudali or Ranjan Vijayaratne.

    I am not going to explain the history behind the origin of the Eazham Tamils since I consider it is a futile exercise.

    Understand the fact that Sinhalese does not have any other shit hole except the Southern Region of Sri Lanka. Count the population of Tamil diaspora and Sinhalese diaspora. Tamil nadu is not only the homeland of Tamils. They can be accomodated anywhere in India. Even 3/4th of Sri Lanka is our homeland.
    Even Hambantota is a corrupted form of the Tamil word Ambaanthottai.

  94. shankar,

    This is to slute u for your witty,gutty and wise comments.

    my guess is u are a XX not a XY?

    The 2 comments u posted this time were the best up to now.

  95. “Understand the fact that Sinhalese does not have any other shit hole except the Southern Region of Sri Lanka. Count the population of Tamil diaspora and Sinhalese diaspora. Tamil nadu is not only the homeland of Tamils. They can be accomodated anywhere in India. Even 3/4th of Sri Lanka is our homeland.Even Hambantota is a corrupted form of the Tamil word Ambaanthottai.”

    The Sinhalese have a beautiful country of their own. The Tamils don’t.

    That beats everything.

    The 8% Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka can claim the whole universe if they like – but they will never own it.

    Even the 300 000 Maldivians have their own country.

    The Sinhalese have their own country, national anthem, flag, army, navy and airforce.

    The Tamils have nothing close.

    Their attempt to steal Sinhalese land was crushed.

    Enjoy!

  96. “Oflate, there is a undercurrent in tamilnadu in favour of SL Tamils, which was missing when LTTE was present.”

    No one really gives two hoots about Tamil Nadu.

  97. 117. Gavin

    I fully agree with all you and understand the reality.
    That is why i also realise Srilanka will be a peaceland in a fantacy world.

  98. # 109. Gavin
    Because momment you talk of a separate state or separate entity for tamils, 80% of the singhala population can revolt

    ————–
    Ethnic revolt is not good for the country. srilanka has a good civil administration and army to handle any ethnic revolt.

  99. #102 Shankar,

    The Kosovar Liberation Army did carry out atrocities against ethnic Serbs living in the province of Kosovo..However they went underreported due to Serbian retaliation of greater magnitude and of course the Western determination to completely grind the former Yugoslavia to the ground..

  100. #114 Shankar,

    Seems like sjoseph has heralded your true messianic nature..When do your plan to lead the Eezham 😉 Tamils to their promised land in Tamilnadu.. I will come personally to Maathota/ Mannar to hug and wipe your tears, before you part the seas to lead them Rameshwaram..

  101. “Even Hambantota is a corrupted form of the Tamil word Ambaanthotta”

    You can similarly claim to cities like Sydneythurrai, Londonchchi and Toronthottam.. Also lay claim to great Kings like Alagasundaram of Machchidonai and Gangesh Kanth of Mongolipuram..

    But without any solid archaeological evidence to support it you will be considered a fiction writer at best and a tribal nut job at worst..

    “Even 3/4th of Sri Lanka is our homeland.”

    If you were born in Sri Lanka (or migrated legally) all 4/4 is your homeland..Don’t feel deprived..

  102. 122. sjoseph////That is why i also realise Srilanka will be a peaceland in a fantacy world//////

    Fair comment. Because you think peace in SL is short lived. I thought the same for some time but please consider these facts. Mr McMahon singhe has becaome a very successful leader although many considered him to be a old fart. Aun sun si of burma has been released. Prabakran was killed and LTTE destroyed. After this has happenned, there has not been one single incident attributed to LTTE terrorist in SL. Financially SL has shot up and won praise from world bank. Did we ever believe all these things could ever happen? Never underestimate the capabilty of the man who distroyed the LTTE

  103. 120. Zoidberg

    The Sinhalese have a beautiful country of their own. The Tamils don’t.
    That beats everything.

    ————————————————–

    Don’t talk in this vein. You have a We and they kind of thinking, which is not good or conducive for the Unity and peace of any Nation.

    Yes today the LTTE is defeated. That doesn’t mean that Tamils are defeated.

    There was a Tamil Kingdom before the advent of the Europeans.

    Then it has been merged with the Sinhalese nation.

    History could repeat itself as long as you do not shed this we and they mentality.

    Tamils have ruled over many parts of this South east asia, including your own land.

    The Marathas also do not own a country of their own, does it mean that they are to be treated with less than contempt.

    What is the guarantee that your country or for that matter any other country will remain the same they are.

    The geography will not change, but the political boundaries could change.

    Let that not happen because of your You and We attitude.

    Please shed this We and they mentality and don’t talk in the vein of victor and vanquished for the betterment of your own country.

    ———————————————–

    No one really gives two hoots about Tamil Nadu.

    ————————————————–

    How do you know that. It was not the same during the 1983 and afterwards until Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination.

    History could repeat itself. History grinds slowly, but grinds it surely.

    Don’t insult the Tamils. If your political top brasses also talk like you then you will know the repercussions at an appropriate time.

  104. #130 Mahesh

    “There was a Tamil Kingdom before the advent of the Europeans.
    Then it has been merged with the Sinhalese nation”

    Lot of people avoid this question, maybe at least you have the answer. Why was the so called ‘Tamil’ Kingdom (which encomapassed Jaffna and only parts of the Wanni, not the Eastern province) was surrendered to the Portugese in a treaty written in Sinhalese?

  105. Comments 120 & 130,

    There are some interesting points in both postings.

    Tamil population worldwide amounts to nearly 73 Million,.68 Million of them live in Tamil Nadu.

    Tamil people for some reason could not evolve into a separate country over 2500 years.

    Late Prabakaran whipped up the dream for a Tamil Nation and a Tamil country, which is a visionary idea.

    Such a large population must have a separate Country,

    Look at the Nations at the Commonwealth games like . Nauru, Kiribati, in addition to Maldives..

    Although Prabakaran’s idea is visionary his choice of the location was poor.

    Srilanka is too small a place to start with. Besides how can 70 Million fit in to 25,000 square kilometers even if they drive all Sinhalese into the sea..

    Based on the numbers and the geography the ideal choice should be Tamil Nadu.

    Political and geographic boundaries do change and have changed big time in recent years.

    A separate country in Tamill Nadu has a miriad of benefits besides giving the Tamil their dream ,

    A Western friendly Tamil Nation in Tamil Nadu will be an ideal fit for the US interests to restore their political as well as military poewer that is deminishing rapidly with the rise of China and India .

    The sophisticated and , wealthy Tamil people in the Diaspora with their top level connections to the Western nations, can bring instant prosperity to Tamil Nadu.

    This includes Western style , governance, Industrialisation and Commerce.

    With 70 Million to start with and additional 5 million in the wings, they will be a power house that will drive Singapore or even Korea in to insignificance.

  106. “unfortunately, tamil reporter like you, try to marginalise the ltte continuously

    never stand for justice of ltte.

    we are very shame to say you as a tamil reporter, you are a real betrayer of ltte like karuna & KP.”

    i do not wants to wast my time to answer or comments on your view.

    kumar, PhD

    DBSJ RESPONDS:

    The fly on the bull’s tail got angry with the bull and said “hereafter I wont ever sit on your tail”. The Bull replied ” Oh.Were you there all this while? I never felt it”

  107. A brilliant article as usual.

    What is remarkable about DBS is that he does not write untruths or falsehoods and never distorts facts

    That’s why I love to read DBS

    Thank You Latha………DBSJ

  108. Comment 133,

    A vivid example of they of the Tiger and the pro Tiger mentality.

    There are thousands who wish Mr Jeyaraj well .

  109. now i clearly know who you are and your intention.
    earlier i have little respect for your writing.

    now I have changed my view and have lots of respect and regard for your writing

  110. DBS

    I think you are breaking rest and working too hard

    Take rest and look after yourself

    The Tamil people need your services to tell them the truth

    Thank you for your concern,Kunthavi……..DBSJ

  111. 128. Gavin

    I guess you are equating peace with violence. Absence of violence does not mean presence of peace.

    Violence is the crudest expression for absence of peace. it Violence is like a volcano. you can predict it is underlying and is on the way.

  112. 142. sjoseph/////I guess you are equating peace with violence. Absence of violence does not mean presence of peace. Violence is the crudest expression for absence of peace. it Violence is like a volcano. you can predict it is underlying and is on the way////////

     I am not equating violence with peace but saying, lack of violence means peacefulness for the common people. I am positive in my attitude for peace in SL. However it may be under a dictatorship. You think it is temporary peace before violence erupts. You are pessimistic. That is why I gave the examples where many things we believed would happen never happenned and the opposite took place. Future in the region is not singhalese VS Tamils but china, india, US and power politics and what role SL will play. In that game, MR is a good player while the tamils are not in the scene. India to protect their sovernity considers GOSL seriously above the tamils. That is reality whether such an attitude is right or wrong is a different story. 

  113. 131. Diyasena

    Why was the so called ‘Tamil’ Kingdom (which encomapassed Jaffna and only parts of the Wanni, not the Eastern province) was surrendered to the Portugese in a treaty written in Sinhalese?

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    http://www.sangam.org/ANALYSIS/ChKumar12_00.htm

    Also do you mean that there was no Tamil Kingdom in your island.

  114. 132. Balngoda Man

    Not only Tamils, the Kannadigas, Marathas, Gujarathis, Punjabis, Dogras don’t have a separate country here in India. Yet we are living as free and equal citizens. There are disturbances here now and then.

    Nothing like you.

    So for that reason can you tell that they are inferior to you just because you are having a separate nation.

    First you try to colonize the minds of the tAmils. Now you are colonizing only their lands.

    In India we do not do those kind of things.

    Learn from us, if you can. Don’t insult us.

    First read your own history and see how much the tamils have contributed to it.

    History also lies outside the mahawamsa.

    Mahavamsa is the history of the sinhala budhism in your island.

    There are also tamil budhists in the history.

  115. Comment 145 Mahesh,

    Why do you always travel on a tangent and bring up Mahawamsa.

    India is a country riddled with Corruption.

    Is that what you want us to learn from you?

    Dr Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi are fighting a mammoth battle to get the country out of poverty while developing it to be a major player in the world.

    The biggest hindrance is the inherant corruption of the political system.

    They have to tolerate corruption to stay in power.,

    Your beloved adopted land that you are so fond of have the most corrupt leaders on both sides of the government.

    They are tolerated so they in turn keep the Congress in power and prevent the Separatists like Vaikos getting the upper hand.

    Is that what you recommend to us too?

    Sorry pal, Srilankan leaders are capable of minding their own affairs.

    There wouldn’t have beem all this bullshit of separate Eelam and half a mil of displaced people if Mrs Gandhi did n’t interfere in a soveriegn ,independent and a small , loyal countr where Tamil people although a minority had a far better standard of living than the majority Sinhalese.

    In fact the standard living of the Srilankan Tamils was hundred times better than your compatriots.

    People like Dr Singh and Sonia know that and that is why they are determined to set the record right.

    We do not worry about Mahawansa or the other wansas.

    All we need is a united and prosperous Srilanka , where there are no separate Homelands.

  116. I#143 Gavin
    India to protect their sovernity considers GOSL seriously above the tamils. That is reality whether such an attitude is right or wrong is a different story

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    Every country will have a concern only for its own citizens. India considers GOSL above SL Tamils is true, but mind it, they are Srilankan Citizens.

    India sets its priority above GOSL as far as Tamils of Indian citizenship are concerned. That is the same with any country whether it is Malaysia, Canada, UK or USA.

    I wonder, how you miss the fundamental principle on which every country operate.

  117. #144. Mahesh,

    The article you posted is riddled with inaccuracies, I will reply to it in length if you so wish..

    “Also do you mean that there was no Tamil Kingdom in your island”

    The only separate Kingdom ruled by a succession of Tamil Kings was the Jaffna Kindom which lasted just 2 centuries (13th-15th century)..It was restricted to the Jaffna peninsular and parts of the Vanni, apart from a short period (less than a decade) which they took the entire Vanni, parts of Anuradhapura and Puththalam (only to be defeated soon).. It never controlled the East..

    To call it a ‘Tamil’ Kingdom is misleading.. A significant portion of it’s citizens were Sinhalese..Some of the Royals, the ministers and the generals were Sinhala.. And most of all the Sinhala language was the ‘lingua franca’ of the Jaffna Kingdom..

  118. #131 Diyasena

    You need not to break your head. Sinhalese would have been the court language by that time. Know that court language is different from the mother tongue.

    During mogul rule in India, Persian was the court language. Does it mean that moguls are persians? Their mother tongue is mangol (at least Babar and Humayun would have spoken that) but in course of time they adopted a hindustani language (urdu).

    For a long time in Kerala the court language of Travancore and Kochi samasthans was Tamil. Does it mean that those kingdoms are Tamil kingdoms? Both Kochi and Travancore samasthans were 100% malayalam kingdoms.

    On many occasions Tamil has been the court language of Kandyan kingdom and even the Fort kingdom of Colombo. For a long period Tamil remained as the trade language of Indian Ocean. By that time other linguistic groups like malayalis, kannadigas and telugus would have followed Tamil as their court language. Like that Jaffna kingdom would have followed Sinhalese as a court language during some period.

  119. #127 Diyasena

    Diyasena, you are a last word freak.

    You are a blogger who talks on the basis of archeological evidences and research papers. Most of the research papers getting published (especially in history and politics) have an internal motive and are biased.

    Even scientific research papers also. The papers that promote the usage of coconut oil say that continuous usage of palm oil causes cancer. The papers that promote the usage of gingili oil say usage of coconut oil leads to heart attack.

    I question the authenticity and the intention of all the evidences what do you quote. One’s intuition is one’s best guide to talk. You may consider that as a fiction or garbage. Every individual firmly believes what he says is correct. Don’t try to belittle other’s opinion by quoting archeological evidences and the findings of research papers that substantiate your arguments.

    Jesus said his disciples “Never worry about what to talk and how to talk. Content and the style will be given to you at the moment of delivering the talk”.

  120. DBS annan

    Please keep writing truth like you always have about LTTE and the stupid politics of tigers.

    Ltte fellows may attack you but there are lots of people like me who respect and love you

  121. 148. sjoseph///Every country will have a concern only for its own citizens. India considers GOSL above SL Tamils is true, but mind it, they are Srilankan Citizens. India sets its priority above GOSL as far as Tamils of Indian citizenship are concerned///////

    How can Tamils with Indian citizenship become an issue? How many are there in SL especially after the Sririma shastri pact was inacted? 

  122. #150 YK

    “You need not to break your head. Sinhalese would have been the court language by that time. Know that court language is different from the mother tongue”

    Why O why would the so called ‘Tamil’ Kings of Jaffna who ruled over ‘Tamil’ subjects choose to speak the ‘inferior’ ‘corrupted’ Sinhala language (as you so aptly described in comment # 301 in ‘Will there be a violent resurgence in LTTE soon’) over the Themmadhura Thamizh.. Were they ashamed of being Tamil?
    The only significant document left behind by the Jaffna Kingdom is that treaty so the evidence points to Sinhalese in positions of power in Jaffna..

    Wait it gets better, the Portuguese writers tell that there was constant tensions between the Cingaleze chieftains of Jaffnapatnam (Corruption of the Sinhalese Yapa Patuna) and the King… They also write that the Cingaleze of Jaffnapatnam got onto the streets and celebrated when Cankili was deposed.

  123. #150 YK

    “Don’t try to belittle other’s opinion by quoting archeological evidences and the findings of research papers that substantiate your arguments”

    Research papers were/ are published after a rigorous peer review process. Archaeological evidence is admitted after carbon dating or similar verification processes. These are the best known methods under the present paradigm. Others are more than welcome to counter-argue based on the same accepted methods.. When we move from the present paradigm of Albert Einstien to your preferred paradigm of Hans Christian Anderson, I will stop belittling your fantasies..

    “One’s intuition is one’s best guide to talk. You may consider that as a fiction or garbage”

    You can believe in Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, the easter bunny, unicorns, leprechauns etc etc, that is your personal choice.. But until proof is presented they remain fiction or garbage.

  124. 147. Balngoda Man

    India is a country riddled with Corruption.

    Is that what you want us to learn from you?

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    You will learn what you want to learn.

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    There wouldn’t have beem all this bullshit of separate Eelam and half a mil of displaced people if Mrs Gandhi did n’t interfere in a soveriegn ,independent and a small , loyal countr

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    Mrs. Indira Gandhi would not have interfered in your affairs had there not been any refugees at that time in India, had there been no July 83.

    You invited Mrs. Indira Gandhi by your acts and now do not talk as though you are as white as swan.

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    149. Diyasena

    The article you posted is riddled with inaccuracies, I will reply to it in length if you so wish..

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    Come out with a reply. Even if I am not able to counter you (as I am outsider) some body may be able to counter these things, I hope.

    Also I had posted a query to you ‘whether any Sinhala Budhist mentioned in the Mahavamsa is a tamil who adopted the culture of the Sinhalas and is presented by the Mahavamsa as a Sinhala and not a tamil.

    Kindly answer this query also.

  125. # 156 Diyasena

    Most of the reviewers are corrupted and they follow nepotism. I know the nature of the so called rigorous review process very much.

    You have written as if I am a christian or a crusader. I am not. Any way christianity is the biggest religion of the world and I hope the followers of christianity are sensible people.

    No body says sinhalese is a inferior language. If you say as if the dialects of Eazham Tamil and the names of Tamil cities and villages are corrupted form of Tamil, then defenitely we will not tolerate. Whether sinhalese language is corrupted or not, defenitely your mind is. I think still you have not understood the meaning of court language.

    You are a self declared intellectual.

  126. #158 YK,

    “You have written as if I am a christian or a crusader. I am not”

    Where did I ever call you that.. Maybe in your fantasy world..

    “If you say as if the dialects of Eazham Tamil and the names of Tamil cities and villages are corrupted form of Tamil, then defenitely we will not tolerate”

    Well the existing body of evidence strongly points towards that the town names (including the word eelam itself) are corrupted from Sinhala.. Be it the British experts such as Horsborough or Tamil ones such as Aiyanagar support this..

    “I think still you have not understood the meaning of court language.”

    The pact shows that Sinhala was spoken at least in the court. But there is no evidence of Tamil being spoken or written in the court or anywhere else in Jaffna. The Portuguese writers describe the signifcant Sinhala population in Jaffna.. Both Protuguese and Dutch writers confirm that most of the Wanni and all of the East was under the Kandyan Kingdom.. So your homeland theory is a grandiose delusion..

  127. #160 Diyasena

    You don’t respond to my following views

    Most of the reviewers are corrupted and they follow nepotism. I know the nature of the so called rigorous review process very much.

    If you look at pro LTTE web sites they quote so many papers which reflects their ideology. Sinhalese hardliners like you quote many evidences that substantiates your argument.

    You quote one Aiyangar. I hope you are not aware of the brahmin-non brahmin divide among the Tamil community. Brahmins have been alienated from the rest of the Tamil community due to the dravidian politics in Tamil nadu.

    If you want more evidences against Tamil then seek Tamil Brahmin scholars. They may give a lot of data against Tamils. Some brahmin scholars would have come up with articles that claim that even Tamil Nadu is not the homeland of Tamils.

    Seek the help of Subramanian Swamy, Cho Ramaswamy and Hindu Ram. You can get a lot of manipulated evidences even against the existence of Tamil race since they do not accept Tamils as a separate race.

    Do it quickly my dear researcher and write your comments.

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