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President Rajapaksas’s relative Nadesan attacked in Rameshwaram by Tamil Nadu political activist mob

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By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s extended family member Thirukumaran Nadesan has been”attacked” by agitators in Rameshwaram, TamilNadu

Nirupama Rajapaksa with husband Thirukumaran Natesan, at Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple in Madurai on November 10, 2009. File Photo: S. James.-courtesy: The Hindu

Thirukumaran Nadesan an influential businessman is the husband of Parliamentarian Nirupama Rajapaksa who is a niece of President Rajapaksa

Nirupama MP is the daughter of former SLFP minister of Fisheries George Rajapaksa a first cousin of the president being sons of two brothers

Thirukumaran Nadesan being a Tamil often visits Tamil Nadu to conduct special poojas and Yagnas seeking blessings for the President&his govt

Nadesan went to the southern Tamil Nadu Island town of Rameshwaram to worship at the famous Ramanathaswamy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

Thereafter Nadesan participated in a private special pooja ceremony conducted by Brahmin priests at a house in “Nadutheru”or Central street

News spread in Rameshwaram that a special pooja was being performed by a Rajapaksa relative to invoke blessings on the Sri Lankan President

Activists from Vaiko’s Marumalarchi Dravida Munntera Kazhagham&Seeman’s Naam Thamizhar Iyakkam launched a protest demonstration at Nadutheru

Demonstrators with black flags&placards protested against the Sri Lankan President&shouted slogans demanding Nadesan to go back to Sri Lanka

When Nadesan emerged from the house the mob turned violent&threw stones,sticks&footwear at him with some inflicting blows with flag poles

The “attack” on Thirukumaran Nadesan was spearheaded by the MDMK’s state youth wing deputy secretary Palanisamy alias “Karate”Palanisamy.

The brahmin priests who conducted the special pooja pulled Nadesan back from the mob’s clutches &took him inside the house for protection

Police then escorted Nadesan back to the hotel he was staying&Got him to vacate it immediately& sent him away from Rameswaram for his safety

Indian media reports say heavy blows were inflicted on Thirukumaran Nadesan in the attack &that the nature &extent of injuries is not known

Nadesan has told the Sri Lankan media that there was NO “attack” on him &that there was only a demonstration against him in Rameswaram

This is a bundle of tweets posted on Twitter by DBS Jeyaraj

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86 Comments

  1. I am very sorry this incident happened in my hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. It is native place of our distinguished Scientist and former President honorable Abdul Kalam also

    I sincerely ask pardon from Mr. Nadesan and all Sri Lankans for this incident although I have no part in this as I am living here in the US now

  2. Once again you have drawn attention to this recurring phenomenon of Sri Lankans being attacked by violent elements in Tamil Nadu Mr.Jeyaraj

    This is rather disturbing and does not augur well for the future

  3. Nadesan is a fool to deny he was attacked when Indian media reports state otherwise.Maybe he is trying to find a new definition of attack

  4. ‘sinhala budhst thugs’! Since when and where you’ve heard ‘sinhala budhst thugs’ attck visiting Indians.

  5. “Thirukumaran Nadesan being a Tamil often visits Tamil Nadu to conduct special poojas and Yagnas seeking blessings for the President&his govt”

    Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist responding to this statement. So let me get this straight, a Tamil relative of Rajapaksa goes all the way to Tamil Nadu to do special pujas at a Lord Shiva temple for the good of Rajapaksa and his government??? Uh….Why does he not visit the Lord Shiva temples in Sri-Lanka for that purpose? Is it because he thinks that the damage and destruction caused by the Sri-Lankan government to the numerous temples and their vicinities in Sri-Lanka have polluted their holy atmosphere? Or was he told to do these pujas in private so that the Sinhala Buddhist hardliners in Rajapaksa’s government don’t look bad? After all, these hardliners have many times spoken derogatorily about Tamil Nadu, its people, and its politicians, and have also told the Tamils in Sri-Lanka to “go back to Tamil Nadu”. Not to mention the repeated attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen who hail from….surprise, surprise….Rameshwaram.
    The height of hypocrisy and irony of this is nothing short of dizzying, not to mention laughable.
    The Sri-Lankan government under Rajapaksa is actively Sinhalacising the North-East by having Sinhalese-only signs and raising Buddhist Shrines and Stupas all over the place, not to mention new “discoveries” of “Buddhist artifacts” by the Buddhist monk who is head of the archeology department. And yet, at the end of the day, Rajapsaka sends a tamil relative of his to a non-Buddhist, Hindu tamil temple in Tamil Nadu, where the signs are all in tamil, to do a puja to invoke blessings on him and his government. Will wonders never cease. Are Buddhist prayers and pujas not good enough? After all, Buddhism and its adherents enjoy primary status in the Sri-Lankan constitution. Are the new Stupas and Shrines, not to mention the old ones, not holy enough to suffice in giving Rajapaksa and his govt blessings? Especially at the expense of going to Tamil Nadu for blessings, the place that is regularly a target for the Sinhala Buddhists who spew hatred towards it?
    This is so funny. The self-proclaimed incarnation of the mighty Dutugemunu, the King Rajapaksa, Champion of the Sinhalese and Buddhism, who defeated the tamils, and is building stupas all over Sri-Lanka for the propagation of Sri-Lanka’s primary religion Buddhism and even invited the pariah leader of Burma to have strong relations with Buddhist nations…..has to send his tamil relative to a tamil Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu to get blessings. Surely, the Lord Shiva Himself must be mightily amused, if not dazed Himself by such hilarity.

  6. Well informed sources state Nadesan is a notorious wheeler-dealer and a Maharajah contact man. CBK described him best. What are his academic qualifications to be head of the Hilton Hotel holding company.

    The Sinhala leadership may shout from the roof-top against Tamils and Tamilnadu. But Premadasa could not dowithout
    his Tamilnadu poojas against “bad times” and so Paskaralingam did his fortnightly flying visits. And here we have
    Nadesan playing the same role.

    ISS

  7. Did Mr. Nadesan or his government ever ask pardon for the numerous fishermen from Rameswaram that have been killed or injured by the Sri-Lankan navy’s attacks? By the way, Nadesan himself claims that he was not attacked. Which means he was only protested at. Last time I checked, the Indian constitution allows for protests – nothing wrong with that.

    Just curious though – when the GTF president visited Tamil Nadu, he was deported back by the authorities despite having a valid visa issued by an Indian Embassy. He has never been indicted on any violence-related charges anywhere ever while Rajapaksa and his government committed genocide on the tamils. Are you sorry for that incident since it is your home-state and would like to sincerely ask pardon from the GTF president and all Eelam Tamils?

  8. There has been several attacks on Srilankan persons not being tamil being attacked in South India.

    So who is racist?
    What were the reasons – related to MR? married to a Sinhalese? Non LTTE supporter?

    It is not fair to judge all south Indians by these incidents But more and more reports like this only show the close unethical links and motives of the people like Seeman and Vaiko against the people of Sri Lanka.

    Forget going for a blessing to South India. to the Land of Budha’s, Gandhi or Saithya Sri Sai Baba.

  9. You talk of Sinhala Buddhist! Indirectly you talk about Tamil Hindus! According to you, they both are barbarians! But Sinhala and Tamil Christians are different from them! This is what you suggest, Mr Muthu! It is sad to be obliged to read comments like yours in this great page!

  10. Well done –karate Palani– Says Krish

    The victim didn’t even has a Buddhist Sinhala name.

    Just imagine what would be the fate of Rajapaksas if they visit Nalloor in the future, when the TNA Sherrifs are in charge ?.

    Unless Of course TNA Homeland Security Dept denies permits on Security grounds.

    Thanks for alerting us, Krish mate.

  11. Do you know how many Tamil families were on the street due to these kind influential people? They are influential but are enemies to public. I am not sure why did you say sorry. You should see the big picture not just this incident.

  12. It is puzzling to me that Nirupama Rajakase was wearing a gold chain around her neck without a Thaali. Lord Meenakshi would have surprised too. May be the above picture was taken before their cermonial/customery marriage.

  13. How many bloggers know MR is having Tamil relatives? This person is not the only one. To the indians who watch SL scene, please note that this is not uncommon in many families. Both races can live and love. As ISS correctly points out, both races engage in various under the table activities just as much paskaralingham did for Premadasa. There is no differnece between the 2 races when it comes to greed, political patronage or thuggery.

  14. ‘A despicable attempt of character assassination of a fellow Tamil,just to cover up Mr Sengutuan’s beloved MDMK mates dastardly act in a holy premises.in his former homeland.

    The poor victim hasn’t even had a chance to go in front of the Tamil Nadu Justices.

    Wonder where Mr Sengutuan prays and offer poojas, in bad times and or to bring on good times?.

  15. i know im a kid commenting here, but people like all of you are the reason that there was a war in the first… and the reason that my generation was born into a war! why cant you idiots just get along?

  16. Pl. don’t bring Hinduism & Buddhism , two of the worlds oldest & greatest religions in to this brawl. Hinduism & Buddhism survived the test of time , never in the history had any animosities , religious wars.
    Sri Lankan Sinhalese or Govt. never fought a war against Hinduism, nor was any Hindu Temple destroyed by mobs or military for thousands of years.
    Visit any or all Buddhist Temple in Colombo & find out whether you can find a single Buddhist Temple without having statutes/pictures of most, (if not all) of Hindu Gods along with Lord Buddha statute, in side the shrine room. Those Hindu Gods are worshipped by almost all Sinhala Buddhists who pays homage to Lord Buddha at the temple.
    Hinduism was born in India, therefore some of those Temples in India including Rameshwaram are considered more sacred & visited by many people & VVIP’s. So what ?,MR’s relatives also visited, nothing to be surprised.
    Further Hinduism is found all over India & not only in Tamil Nadu. Population of Tamil Nadu is around 70 million out of over 1200 million India population ( close to 6% ).
    Great Mahatma Gandhi once said (when he visited then Ceylon) that he was a Buddhist & explained it, “because Buddhism is the purest form of Hinduism”.
    All the Sri Lankan Buddhists ( & all over the world) India is the Holy Land, because of Lord Buddha. Buddhists visit dozens of Buddhist temples in North India (Bodh Gaya, Varanasi etc) because those are considered more sacred than temples in their own countries.

  17. Be fair to all. Condemn violence committed by all. Not one party who is reacting when their women folks are violated or killed.

  18. When it comes to incidents like this there is no difference between Sinhalese in Lanka or Tamils in South India.There are plenty of Karate Palanis in Tamil Nadu just as there are Mervin Silvas in Sri Lanka especially when their way of survival is their absolute loyalty and allegiance to their political masters who happen to give credence to a particular hate in order to hold power and influence in their respective lands.

    Differences in religion,race,language,culture,tradition etc. between humans constitute the fuel to sow discord and enemity for the purpose of holding power to distract attention from the gruelling efftects of ignorance,poverty and hunger of the masses.Unless this is addressed effectively by enlightened and leaders incidents like will occur from time to time and become forgotten as time passes.

  19. Mr. N.Thirukumaran is not a part of the SL government. He is a Hindu and married Nirupama who is a niece of Rajapaksha.

    Did you see Thirukumaran make any political statements anywhere like Mangaiyatkarasi Amirthalingam on those days?

    GTF President Fr.Emmanuel who is a well known LTTE person. He has no business in India.

    Indian Navy never accuse SL navy over the killings of those smugglers.

  20. “Well done –karate Palani– Says Krish

    The victim didn’t even has a Buddhist Sinhala name.”

    It was not his name that mattered. Nor his ethnicity. It was his doing pujas for the blessings of a leader of a nation alleged to have committed war-crimes against tamils and whose navy has killed and injured numerous tamil fishermen from the same area where this puja was being done. To make it easier for your obviously confused self to understand, here is a similar situation: A Sinhalese goes to the Dala Maliga or other holy Sinhalese Buddhist shrine to do a puja for the blessings of Prabhakaran and the LTTE – do you think the Sinhalese around the area would do nothing about it?

  21. Many Hindu Temples in the North and East were polluted by the LTTE which is always backed by Catholic Church.

    Hindus have no “diocese” system to pray in a particular temple.

    Mahinda prayed in Kataragama, Thirupathy, and other Hindu shrines in Kerala as well. Is it wrong? He prayed at Madu Church as well.

    Are you telling Hindus of Sri lanka have to confined to Sri lanka only?

  22. “There has been several attacks on Srilankan persons not being tamil being attacked in South India. So who is racist?”

    And there have been no attacks on tamil people in Sri-Lanka? Even after the war ended 2.5 years ago? There have been no attacks on tamil fishermen from South India by the Sri-Lankan navy? Time to grow a brain my son.

    “What were the reasons – related to MR? married to a Sinhalese? Non LTTE supporter?”

    Is it so hard to read the simple article? It clearly states that this person was doing a puja for blessings of MR and his govt. Whether this information is correct or not, what is correct is that the people who protested against Nadesan were under this impression. Had they been under the impression that he was doing a puja for his ailing dog, I’m pretty certain that this would not have happened – although, the fact that he is part of MR’s govt and a relative would have also been reasons.

  23. “‘sinhala budhst thugs’! Since when and where you’ve heard ‘sinhala budhst thugs’ attck visiting Indians.”

    So only if they attack visiting Indians, they are thugs. Attack any Sri-Lankans, tamils or otherwise, and they are not thugs? A wise choice to remain anonymous – the best cover for stupidity.

  24. If grade seven dropout Prabhakaran was qualified to be the NATIONAL leader of the Tamils, Thirukumaran is very well fit to run the Hilton. Further remember grade two saloon sweeper Thamil Selvan was the Political Commissar of LTTE.

    Tamils better stop asking the so called “Academic” qualifications of others while they respect uneducated criminal morons of LTTE even today!

  25. Did not you see when Rajive Ghandi visited Srilanka and in front of Your president and the world media and camaras were assaulted by Srilankan Buddhist Sinhala Thug soldier.

  26. It is pretty amusing to see LTTE supporters jumping through logical hoops to justify an attack on a Tamil just because he has a personal connection to Mahinda. I suppose famed Tamil Nadu hospitality at work!

    Sri Lankans (Buddhists) are the 4th highest visitors to India (according to the Indian travel agent that handled our Trip there in 2009). A good chunk of them travel through Chennai and the South. I think it is high time that these people avoid Tamil Nadu and find alternate routs to the Buddhist sites in North India. May be a bit of hard economics might bring some sense to the Jayalalitha and the other jokers who rule that sorry state. no the other hand, might not!

  27. Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism all peaceful religions. But Sinhala Buddhism different from others. Blood thirst, brutal. Followers of sinhala buddism worse category. That’s all.

  28. I get a mixed feeling about all these comments. Let Nadesan be a Sinhalese or a Tamil or a Muslim. It should not matter. Visiting a holy place is a funadmental right for any human being and politics should never enter into it unless the visit was proven to be with a motive such as robbing the holy place or other nefarious purpose. Hinduism never admits that dastardly act. Even Nadesan’s relationship to the Rajapakses should not be a reason to obstruct or attack people. This happened in India where Mahatma Ghandi secured freedom through ‘ahimsa’ and it is deplorable. I am sure people like ‘Vaikos’ in India and ‘Kalu Alberts’ in Sri Lanka must be having multiple orgasms from the incident for two different reasons.

    Whatever the reason may be I vehemently condemn this incident!

  29. forget about the buddhist sinhala names.. I mean they are after their own ppl…..what a plight in TN…if a
    Buddhist was stoned it is another matter……this shows the disgusting plight of TN politicians….what do we expect from this kind of goons…sri lankan tamil policitians are far more better than these thugs…

  30. DBS Sir, why are you even giving this family of Rajapakse thugs this importance? These Rajapakse thugs must and will understand that they cannot do murder of 40,000 Tamils civilians and think of getting away with it. The longer that Justice for Tamils is denied in the International Community, the hotter things will get. All those responsible for the Tamil Massacres and murder of 550 TN fishermen will not get away with it. This means some in India too. One should not forget that the Genocide in 2009 was hundreds times worse than the infamous Massacres of Srebenica in 1995, which raised such an international outcry. Tamils will not rest till all these Criminals are sent to the Hague and tried. Why do we have all these Laws in Humanity and amongst Nations and peoples and still allow Criminals who do Massacres to roam free? If the international community does not act then the Tamils will have to act. We are not for Violence against anyone, but those responsible for Genocide will have to face trial in Hague, whether they be in Colombo or Delhi! There will be no compromise on this!

  31. Anonymous
    How about in 77 the Indian Embassy staff in Tickel road Borella and of course the famous
    Guard of honour attack on the late prime minister Ragive Ghandi you do have a very short memory or classic case of amneisa
    This does not mean I not condemn what happened to Nadasen it is wrong

    Nathen

  32. “Mr. N.Thirukumaran is not a part of the SL government.”

    And where did I say that he was? I stated that “he and his government” never asked pardon. He is from Sri-Lanka and his Govt is the Sri-Lankan government. If “Thamizh American” who is not in politics can ask pardon, then surely he can expect Natesan to ask pardon aswell.

    “Did you see Thirukumaran make any political statements anywhere like Mangaiyatkarasi Amirthalingam on those days?”

    Seeking blessings for Rajapaksa and his govt. is a political statement in itself. Only a fool would think otherwise.

    “GTF President Fr.Emmanuel who is a well known LTTE person.”

    The GTG President may be an LTTE sympathizer, but he is not an “LTTE person” just as much as your claim of Natesan not being part of the SL Government. He has never been indicted on any violence related crimes or terrorism charges ever.

    “He has no business in India.”

    And I suppose you are the PM of India to say who does and does not have business there? An Indian Embassy gave him a Visa to enter India – if they did not want him there, they should not have given him a Visa and make him take the flight there.

    “Indian Navy never accuse SL navy over the killings of those smugglers.”

    Absolute Rubbish. Listen, if you are going to respond to me, make sure you stick to facts and not your fantasies that are rife on this forum. Others might be fooled by your laughable statements and you imagined facts, but I’ll assure you that I’ll rip them apart. The Indian authorities have accused the SL Navy numerous times of attacks against the fishermen. The archives of the media institutions have all the facts. One incident boiled over so much in early 2010 that it was all over the world’s headlines – only an absolute retard like you would come up with such a bozo statement as above.

  33. This is not the first time that nadesan has gone to tamilbadu,but this is the first time that a message has been sent to him that he is persona non grata.He is supposed to be a close friend of sashikala’s husband,and the recent rift between jaya and sashikala could be the reason he has no protection anymore.When sashikala ruled the roost,nadesan could do anything in tamilnadu,but now the environment has changed.There is politics in all this,not as simple as it looks.

  34. “Pl. don’t bring Hinduism & Buddhism , two of the worlds oldest & greatest religions in to this brawl. Hinduism & Buddhism survived the test of time”

    If you had bothered to read my post without putting on any tinted glasses, you would see that my post has to do with Rajapaksa and his govt’s views on Hinduism and Buddhism, not on Hinduism or Buddhism themselves. That said, you need to read up on the proper history of Buddhism and Hinduism instead of believing in fairy-tales:

    “never in the history had any animosities , religious wars.”

    The Hindu empires in India were built by Kings and Emperors primarly through the use of war. This is true for all of India. The temples you see in Tamil Nadu today, especially the large, glorious ones were built by the Cholas and Pandyas from their war-chest. Buddhism and Hinduism has a long, long history of antagonism in India, part of the astika-nastika fight.

    “Sri Lankan Sinhalese or Govt. never fought a war against Hinduism, nor was any Hindu Temple destroyed by mobs or military for thousands of years.”

    For crying out loud, do you people live in a box cut off from the rest of the world? The sheer lack of fact and complete belief in fantasy displayed is amazing. The number of Hindu temples in the North-East destroyed by aerial bombardment since the start of the war are numerous. In the 83 riots, Hindu temples in Colombo were attacked. In 2010, a temple was defaced and its idols damaged by Buddhist fanatics, just one of many incidents reported.

    “Hinduism was born in India, therefore some of those Temples in India including Rameshwaram are considered more sacred & visited by many people & VVIP’s. So what ?,MR’s relatives also visited, nothing to be surprised.”

    Oh yes, there is something to be surprised when he has people in his government and Buddhist nut-job monks that he bows down to every day who on a daily basis speak derogatively of Tamil Nadu, its people and its politicians. It is surprising if he is not willing to change the constitution to remove Buddhism’s primary status over other religions like Hinduism and give parity status to tamil, and yet goes to Tamil Nadu to a Hindu temple to get blessings for him and his government. If you are not surprised at the irony there, your feeble intellect is to blame, not me.

  35. “Are you telling Hindus of Sri lanka have to confined to Sri lanka only?”

    First go and pass third-grade English and then comment against my posts. Your complete laughable post has absolutely nothing to do with my post whose intent and information is crystal-clear for anyone with half a brain. If you don’t possess sufficient comprehension skills or for that matter, half a brain, it would be best that you don’t strain your poor self in reading my posts – you are only succeeding in making a fool out of yourself.

  36. “forget about the buddhist sinhala names.. I mean they are after their own ppl…..what a plight in TN…”

    Uh….Are you reading the same article? Own people? Last time I checked, Natesan was from Sri-Lanka. Are you in a time-warp?

    “if a
    Buddhist was stoned it is another matter”

    Stoned? Where did that come from? No one was ever stone here. At worst, slippers were thrown at him.

    “……this shows the disgusting plight of TN politicians….what do we expect from this kind of goons”
    …sri lankan tamil policitians are far more better than
    these thugs…”

    Douglas Devananda would put these TN politicians to shame with his thuggery. White-vans and such far supersede throwing slippers.

  37. “If grade seven dropout Prabhakaran was qualified to be the NATIONAL leader of the Tamils, Thirukumaran is very well fit to run the Hilton.”

    So according to you, the qualifications to run an armed militant rebel group are sufficient to run the Hilton in Sri-Lanka. Nice to know that. The Hilton in Sri-Lanka must be a very classy place.

  38. Kalu – Just wondering. In these times it is politically fashionable to suggest “home-grown solutions” to everyone who comes our way for just about everything. So why not in this case? The other puzzle is, religion is pretty strong here too with the late Somarama Thero reminding the flock ours is as good as any. Has the Big Chief lost faith in our local dieties to lean on to one in the land of the P/Demalas? Two thoughts for your busy and fertile mind.

    ISS

  39. Kalu – I know Nadesan and his family long and well enough to know what I am stating. CBK described him as “a crook” (her words) His character does not need any assassination, if you speak to those who have access to ruling circles
    in Cbo. He comes from a distinguished Colombo 7 famly. His father was C. Nadesan – from the honourable and well respected family of Shroffs. His uncle was the late Sathanandan – lately married to Sheila Dodanwela and the other was the late Cumaraswamy, whose charming daughter married that lovable architect Navin Guneratne.

    As to where I pray, it is the same place as he, Karu J and many others do. The same, I might add, as the late President
    R. Premadasa.

    ISS

  40. “It is pretty amusing to see LTTE supporters jumping through logical hoops”

    What exactly are these “logical hoops”? Since the posts on this forum are all public, can you quote exactly what these logical hoops are?

    “to justify an attack on a Tamil just because he has a personal connection to Mahinda.”

    Talking about hoops, what is really amusing is the hoop that you have to jump through to avoid the explicit mention in this article that this man was attacked because he was performing a puja for the blessings of Mahinda and his Govt. I suppose that just didn’t register in your mind when you read it, despite the numerous times it has also been mentioned in many of the posts that you seem to find these “logical loopholes”.

    “I suppose famed Tamil Nadu hospitality at work!”

    Hmmm….lets see. If a Tamil Nadu man visited a Buddhist Shrine in a Sinhalese area in Sri-Lanka to perform a puja for blessings for Prabhakaran and the LTTE, what type of famed Sri-Lankan hospitality do you think he would have received? My thoughts exactly…..

    “Sri Lankans (Buddhists) are the 4th highest visitors to India (according to the Indian travel agent that handled our Trip there in 2009).”

    How did the travel agent ascertain that the Sri Lankans were Buddhists? Where did he get this statistic from? What was the name of the publisher of these metrics?

    “May be a bit of hard economics might bring some sense to the Jayalalitha and the other jokers who rule that sorry state. no the other hand, might not!”

    The number of Buddhist visitors from Sri-Lanka to India is not even a drop in a bucket for the economics of TN. If such were indeed the case, the tamil diaspora and tamils in Sri-Lanka who visit TN far, far outnumber the Sri-Lankan Buddhists that visit India – it is not even close. In fact, the tamil diaspora that visits Sri-Lanka far, far outnumbers the Sri-Lankan Buddhists that visit India – and the money that the diaspora brings into Sri-Lanka is a mountain compared to the mustard seed of money that the Sri-Lankan Buddhists bring into India. Perhaps you should make your comment of hard economics to Rajapaksa and the jokers who rule the sorry state of affairs in Sri-Lanka. It might bring some sense into them – on the other hand, most certainly not!

  41. India is not Tamil.. Indian goverment does not give a crap for tamilnadu. dont just boost your self saying SL attacks on india, We SL attacked india in many cases thats a internel issue of two countries no body gives a crap about indian minority tamils..

  42. What was the business Fr. Emmanuel had in India? He once glorified LTTE as the “DIVINE SOLDIERS OF CHRIST”. You are aware that LTTE is banned in India!

    Indian Navy never, never accuse SL Navy. Dont try to fool around here. Just show any statement of the Indian Navy!

    You better tell Tamil Americans to ask pardon for the murder of Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi.Will you ask Sambanthan of TNA to ask pardon? Sambanthan is a frequent visitor to Indian soil! How many Tamils asked pardon for the murder of Rajiv Ganthi?

    Fishermen of Tamil Nadu are always involved in smuggling of bomb making materials to LTTE. Jaffna fishermen once “arrested” many TN fishermen for tresspassing. Tamil Nadu fishermen must get a pardon from the Jaffna fishermen for destroying their nets and corals.

  43. Indian Navy always tell no attacks on fishermen in Indian waters. So where were the attacks happened?

    TN fishermen must know their sea-limits! Teach them!

  44. How did the so called WHITE vans vanish along with LTTE? Are you a dumbass and have no brain to think little bit logically?

    Supporting criminals costed Tamils of Sri Lanka so much! Even after that you guys are crying for criminals and hooligans.

    But you never think how the GOD bless Mahinda Rajapaksha!

  45. How many LTTE men/women killed in the war? None? You know wondeful numbers about civilians, and Indian fishermen but no one know the number of LTTE killed in the war!

    Tell the readers and they will be happy!

  46. If memory serves right, Sinhala people then, referred to our Tamil Nadu relatives only as “Kallathonies”.

    Tamil Naduans in Srilanka that we now call our Indian Tamil cousins, had no problem what so ever, even when our indigenous cousins were on a roll, causing untold misery and mayhem.

    Both groups of these cousins used to pray at the hole in the wall Kovila in Ramakrishna Road C6, most standing on the road,even when Colombo was under air attack.

    No Sinhalese , ever attacked any of these devotees.

    Even to date .many are seen doing the same ritual early hours of the morning and some of them while coming back from their get fit walk along the Marine drive .

    Since some Tamil Nadu inhabitants adopted the “Praba Doctrine” , things are getting bit rough there at the social level.

    Even to turn on a fellow Tamil offering Pooja in front of Brahamins ,is a sign that the “indoctrination” is working well.

    From the geneology account that you have volunteered, the Nadesans , especially the Seniors seems to have broken the ethnic , religious and caste barriers, which is true reflection of their values on Humanity and equality.

    He will be my role model anytime ,in preference to your idol CBK.

    My the way you didn’t mention which of the two groups, the Seniors were from?.

  47. After all,this Tamil on Tamil attack in Tamil Homeland in Madras has a positive outcome which benefit Srilankan Inhabitants.

    With an Airbus A340 now operating between Colombo and Toronto, more and more Canadian Tamil people will come to Srilanka to worship at their holy shrines.

    With the current Safety Ranking at the 4th place among 40 International Airlines, and only three others ahead Singapore Airlines,Japan Airlines and Korean Air, in that order,our ex country folk are assured a safe fight back home, enjoying the superior service of our National Carrier, which serves even Kiribath for Breakfast, which is a very common but strong link between Sinhala and Tamil cousins.

  48. Naam SL – “Indian Govt does not give a crap for Tamilnadu” is a comment that can spring only from an infantile mind totally ignorant of current Indian socio-politcal matters. Take my word, they very much do. In fact, among many speculations about a possible future Indian PM – in the event of the defeat of the Congress lead Coalition Govt by an Opposition lead by the BJP – current CM Jayalalitha’s name is upfront. Personally, the swollen-headed woman is no favourite of mine. But that is one of the conclusions since Narendra Modi is feared not only by the Muslims but by many Hindus as well.

    ISS

  49. Thanks ISS for giving T.K.Nadesan’s connections. We had been wondering about that since we first heard about him doing poojas in TN during the height of the war in 2008. You seem to be having in depth knowledge on these connections.

    Was the SLFP Organiser of Jaffna, Angajan Ramanathan connected to this Nadesan?
    He was parachuted by MR clan during the elections and he even had the clout and financial resources to undermine Douglas Devananda himself and his party contesting under the common betel symbol.

  50. Rajah,
    Instead of talking about your ‘Holy HRH Queen’s language’ skills of Tamils, please try to give answers to Sivanathan’s questions. Name any Hindu temples destroyed,Catholic backed LTTE activities etc.

  51. Rajah, Problem is most of those Diaspora guys likes of Catholic Fr. Emmanuel are Donkeys, trying to revive dead LTTE & to put Ceylon Tamils in North of SL in another misery.

  52. thanks to the attack…now we know the world knows Mahinda Rajapaksha has Tamil relatives…what a revelations…thank you guys…..keep up the good work and keep white washing….

  53. http://business.rediff.com/report/2010/jul/05/tourists-in-india-americans-no-1.htm

    The US remained on top as the source country of foreign tourist arrivals in India [ Images ] in 2009.

    While the US was closely followed by the UK, the neighbouring country Bangladesh occupied a distant third position among top 15 source countries from where the maximum number of tourists came to India last year.

    The US was followed by the UK with 7,48,765 visitors who came to India in 2009. India received 4,58,063 tourists from Bangladesh followed by Sri Lanka [ Images ] (2,40,836), Canada [ Images ] (2,21,448) and France [ Images ] (1,95,307). There were 96,997 visitors from China.

  54. Mr. Sivanantha, Your comments and arguments certainly indicate that you are either not mentally matured or brainwashed to the extent that you lack basic facts.

  55. Let her escape from the courts of Bangalore, then you continue your imaginations. She has to answer another 500 questions. She skipped the courts for more than five years. She has the chances of going to prison for 2 years and paying crores of fines.

  56. great comedy u r a fool. u dont know anything about the case or tamilnadu politics. dont try to be street smart you egghead.

  57. It is really uncalled for. A typical example of TN’s bankrupt politicians using SL tamils and Tamils’s issue for the political advantage. If any one thinks in their wildest dream that it going to advance SL Tamils’s cause they would be day dreaming. Where were these heros when all those innocent Tamils being killed?.

    If they had protested with the view to send a msg to MR, even then, given this seemed to be a private function, it is not entirely right. Happy to note that those involved have been arrested, and hope they will be dealt with appropriately.

  58. What about assassination of Ragive Ghandi???

    I feel so ashamed to see the low comments.

    They are like lower kinder garden kids.

    Continue ‘you hit me first’…. ‘ not me’… ‘you’….

  59. This is a real lie. I lived in Slave Island in 1983. We Sinhalese and police people stood in front of the temple in kew road. No one attacked it. Lot of Tamil people took refuge in it. And most Military personal themselves are/were worshipping Hindu temples.

  60. Rajah

    If a Tamil Nadu man visited a Buddhist Shrine in a Sinhalese area in Sri-Lanka to perform a puja for blessings for Prabhakaran and the LTTE, what type of famed Sri-Lankan hospitality do you think he would have received? My thoughts exactly…..
    ——————

    Dear friend,

    Don’t you know there are many tamil buddhist monks living buddhist temples in Sri lanka. There are no any discrimination.

    Furthermore there are many BANGLADESH buddhist monks too.

    But as far as concern to prase to VP in buddhist temple, it is regard as a terorist activity. So he/she must face concequence.

    If you brave enough to test it, Why not come over here and trying to do so?

    samarasekara

    samarasekara

  61. Puma – I don’t know these Ramanathans. I am told the younger man was a school-mate at St Thomas’s with the Rajapakse boys and hence the proximity.

    The old Colombo Tamil families know each other well. They are liberal in their outlook and in the choice of their friends. These links are maintained still – very caringly as racial differences multiply outside their landscape.
    Some of these mixed-marriages have been very successful. I recall around 60/70s another Rajapakse married into the Sellamuttu-Rockwood family. You might known CBSL Governor Cabral’s sister is married to a Sellamuttu.

    These inter-marriages contribute greatly to bring the communities closer and together. They also greatly reduce unnecessary tension. I knew many Tamil young men who joined the Police form who took Sinhala wives – and vice-versa. In the earlier days when most of the well known schools found their children generally speak English in school at home
    the language proved a common factor that brought in the two communities together.

    On Thiru Nadesan again. I found him very religious for many decades. His visiting our old temples in Tamilnadu is not something new or politically-structured is something that should be said in fairness to the man from the respected
    Barnes Hall residence.

    ISS

  62. Most of the Colombo middle class Sinhala families that I know have Tamil connections through marriages. This is rather common and is nothing to be surprised about. So Rajapaksh family having Tamil connections has nothing to do with politics and it is amusing to see that some Tamil posters trying to portrait that as a political marriage. In fact some of my Tamil friends from Jaffna/Colombo say that they would rather see their kids marry Sinhalese rather than up-country Tamils.

  63. The slur on the Up-country Tamils here is both unfortunate and unnecessary. “Most” Tamils have Sinhala connections is not accurate either. I note, however, the qualifed comment “that I know” Some of them do. It is also not “Common” although it did not attract raised eyebrows then. It regrettably does now – on both sides. The equation vis-a-vis the UpCountry Tamils (Estate Tamils, Indian Tamils or Tamils of recent Indian origin) has since changed and there are some marriages. Some “Arrangeed” while others via consent between boy/girl and mostly professionally kknown. This has much to do with the changing scene with regard to the Upcountry Tamils since the 1980s where a number of them have become highly successful businessmen – and some professinals.

    ISS

  64. Kalu,
    “a safe fight back home” succinctly put! sometimes truth has a stranger way of coming out! Keep it up boy!!

  65. ISS,
    As you noted, I said most most middle class Sinhalese families that I know of – emphasis on “I know of” and does not imply that all middle class Sinhalese families have Tamil connections through marriage. So within my extend family circle, it was and is not a big deal.

    As for the thing between up-country and Jaffna/Colombo Tamils, I am repeating what some have told me. The fact of the matter is that there is a great gulf between Jaffna Tamils and the Up-country (Indian) Tamils. No one can deny that. Things may be getting better, especially with more and more the Upcountry Tamils becoming “mainstream” and successful. But even that narrative goes against what a section of Tamils (especially in the Diaspora) would like to portrait? According to them, no Tamil has any chance of success in Sri Lanka.

  66. But Jaffna man’s preference is always a SINHALA woman over a Tamil estate woman!

    But Jaffna men marry estate women from Malaysia or S/Africa.

  67. Forty thousand! from where have you got this figure? who counted? prepare a list including their names,addresses and details of their living relatives and publish it so that the whole world can know who the victims were.

  68. SL navy often humiliates or kills tamilnadu fishermen. The so called “Jaffna fishermen” who “arrested” tamilnadu fishermen must belong to SL goverment owned tamil paramilitaries.

  69. Well there have been abductions after the end of the war.

    Prageeth Eknaligoda, where is he?
    Two JVP activits in the North, where are they?

    Siva, kindly tell us who abducted the above 3 persons?

    The White Van” a friendly project by the Sinhala government of Sri Lanka

    The Grease Man” another of those friendly projects by the Sinhala government of Sri Lanka (only minority peoples affected in mainly minority areas – Kalmunai, Tricomalee, Puttulam, Jaffna, Upcountry.

    You say:
    “Supporting criminals costed Tamils of Sri Lanka so much! Even after that you guys are crying for criminals and hooligans.”

    well thank you for letting us know that you are not a Thamil by the above statement.
    Why not write under your real name?
    Are you afraid?

  70. Dear Mr. Sivananthan,

    The Hindu temple in ilangaithurai (Sinhalese call it Lankapatuna) in Tricomalee district was destroyed and replaced with a Buddhist Chaitiya. Kindly do your own research.

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