Who Are the Rightful Owners of Sri Lanka?
Posted on May 29th, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean

Back to Basics! A simple grass-root explanation to a divisive complex problem created by a minority of senseless trouble-makers, with an Agenda, far from the obvious.

Having brought about an end to terrorism, followed by a national General Election, where the current Ruling Party received an over-whelming Vote of Confidence by the majority of the electorate, still a Deaf & Dumb Brigade of Tamils as well as some Sinhala are trying to create ripples in calm waters.

The Tamil trouble-makers, most of them are comfortably domiciled in the EU, USA, ANZ, have nothing to lose, but everything to gain by monetising the campaign, for personal benefit. The remaining LTTE fund-raisers have pocketed millions of dollars, now enjoying high-living in the West. Whilst the rabble-rousing Sinhala are seeking a political comfort, despite the fact, they see what the Peace-dividend is creating for the country-at-large.

One might look at Sri Lanka as a Limited Liability Public Corporation where those who are citizens of the Sovereign State of Sri Lanka are considered as Share Holders. In this particular case, each citizen has one share, or one vote, with an entitlement to elect the Law Makers.

As in any Corporation, the legal entity is one indivisible unit. There are no “A” shares & “B” shares signifying different values of each share in this Corporation.

The original Rightful Owners of Sri Lanka are without any doubt, are the Sinhala people.

However, when one looks at the demographics of Sri Lanka, it is quite obvious that the Tamil “permanent-guest” enjoys more than the average “Appu-haami”. The Tamils, apart from colonising the North & the East, and controlling many districts of the South, their greed seems to have no limits.

As I have noticed in Sri Lanka and especially in UK, USA, a Tamil businessman will give preference to Tamils in his employment policy, whereas a Sinhala businessman may offer equal opportunity to a fellow Sri Lankan, irrespective of the ethnicity.

I personally commend & support the policy of Gothabhaya Rajapaksa in maintaining Defence Forces in the North & the East, as well as in selected areas in the Island. His policy of “Prevention is Better than Cure” is from a lesson learnt over three decades. The Ministry of Defence should maintain an active modern Army, trained both in Defensive and Offensive combat.

Full points to HE President Mahinda Rajapaksa for turning a deaf ear to the moans & groans of Tamil sympathisers in the EU & USA. HE has held the Pride of Sri Lanka with Dignity & Gusto!

“Let the Mad Dogs Bark at the Moon”!

Sri Lanka, for all its faults within the governing system, is still a vibrant democracy. The Law Makers were elected democratically by the citizens in an election, declared as Honest, Clean & Fair.

Sri Lanka leaders, as many have noted, concentrate on governing the country without interfering in policies of other States. Let the same rule be applied by India, UK, USA and the rest to Sri Lanka.

India has proved over & over again, that Sri Lanka can never trust India even as a “distant” friend.

Question: Who needs enemies with “friends & neighbours” like India?

If India wishes to be Generous, Just & Fair, India should invite all Tamils of recent Indian origin, possibly going back upto three generations, to reside as Indian citizens, in any part of India!

Let Sri Lanka remain as an Island, without a Bridge of Palk Straits!  And Dr. Paki Saravanamuttu do his jig in London, drink “bubbles”, with Thosai for all we care!

There is no doubt as to the Rightful Original Ownership of Sri Lanka!

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22 Responses to “Who Are the Rightful Owners of Sri Lanka?”

  1. Fran Diaz Says:

    Well said, Prof !
    I particularly like the lines : “If India wishes to be Generous, Just & Fair, India should invite all Tamils of recent Indian origin, possibly going back upto three generations, to reside as Indian citizens, in any part of India !”.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    “If India wishes to be Generous, Just & Fair, India should invite all Tamils of recent Indian origin, possibly going back upto three generations, to reside as Indian citizens, in any part of India!”

    It is a good thing if India does that.

    But more importantly India should take ALL SRI LANKAN TAMILS. They are the troublemakers not Indian Tamils or Tamils of recent Indian origin.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    What the Prof says about employment is 100% true.

  4. Melbourne Patriot Says:

    Learned Professor has spoken wisely – Sinhalese are the indeginous people of Sri Lanka

  5. Dham Says:

    AnuD,

    “Sri Lankan govt is doing very minimum to solve the Tamil tribalism. ”
    Your beloved Ponseka is joined Tamil Tribalism and now talking on behalef of them. He want militray stationed to keep trouble makers away to be removed.
    What do you say to that ?

  6. Dham Says:

    Going by the talk in Tamil nadu rightfuly owner is Mr. Seeman. He produce the stuff to own it.

  7. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    James Emerson Tennent (1858) and Charles Gabriel Seligman (1911) have termed the social group Coast Veddahs in Sri Lanka. Anthropologists have considered them to be at least partly descended from the Veddas of the interior of the Sri Lanka who had migrated at some unknown period in the past to the east coast, intermarrying with the local Tamils. Interior Veddas clans themselves have a number of divisions, each claiming either Sinhalese, Tamil, mixed, or pure Vedda lineages. Vedda identity also depends on whether these clans are hunter-gatherers or settled agriculturalists. Settled Veddas have tended over a period of time to assume Sinhalese or Tamil identity based on the area of residence. If considered a subdivision of Veddas, then they are by far the largest sub-group amongst the Vedda people. Residents of Eastern Province consider those who maintain a primitive life style, or are partly dependent on hunting and gathering, as Vedar without any connotations of ethnic origins.

    Vedar are not designated as an indigenous community of Sri Lanka. They are placed within the Sri Lankan caste system. Vedar sometimes refer to themselves as “Veda Vellalar”, thus claiming a high caste ranking (the Vellalar are given the highest ritual position within the caste structure of Sri Lankan Tamils). They also claim to marry into the higher castes of the neighboring region, such as Karaiyar. But some higher ranked castes did not consider Vedar quite their equals, although still placing them above the lower castes. Members of the Karaiyar caste sometimes downplayed their connections to Vedar as there was stigma attached to such unions. Mixed marriages across all caste groups of the eastern littoral was possible with Vedar. Vedar themselves claimed that they would not marry into lower Tamil castes such as Ambattar (barbers), Vannar (washerman) and Pallar (agricultural workers).

    Once a non-Vedar married into a Vedar family, he or she was assimilated as part of the Vedar village. Almost all Vedar families had an ancestor who was Tamil or a family member who was married to a Tamil from a neighboring village.

    Some Vedar have gradually lost most aspects of their aboriginal identity and culture and no longer identify themselves as Vedar. During the 1980s and 1990s, most Vedar families were displaced from their native villages due to the effects of the Sri Lankan civil war and were placed in refugee camps along with other Tamil refugees.

    Ancestors of Vedar migrated to Sri Lanka via the Indian sub continent during the pre-historic period. A number of Mesolithic sites have been excavated containing human remains dated to 35,000 BCE. Anthropologists consider these skeletal remains to belong to a group ancestral to some of the surviving Vedar groups. Sri Lanka has also yielded Megalithic burial sites, one of which was excavated close to a present Vedar settlement, Kathiraveli. The precise time in which some of the Vedar lineage founders migrated to the east coast of Sri Lanka is unknown. The earliest written reference to Vedar is a Tamil chronicle, Nadukadu paraveni kalvettu, which is maintained amongst the custodians of a prominent Hindu temple in the town of Tirukovil in the Ampara District. It is a Tamil translation of a 14th to 16th-century Sinhalese original text. The chronicle documents the presence of a people who practiced hunting and gathering for survival, exercising jurisdiction over vast jungle tracts close to the Akkaraipattu township. It names a number of Vedar chiefs, such as Kadariyan and Puliyan. These Vedars were not just hunter-gatherers, but were also accepted as the rightful owners of the forest lands.

    Emerson (1858) documented the presence of Vedar north of Eravur who subsisted by fishing or helping the traditional fisherfolk, as well by cutting wood for Muslim traders. He speculated that there were then at least 400 to 500 individuals in the group. He also recorded that it was the British colonial officers, as well as Weslyan missionaries who provided land for them to start cultivating yams and other vegetables.

    Neville (1890) and Seligman (1911) also documented the presence of a subdivision of Vedar called Kovil Vanam (“Temple precincts” in Tamil) within the southern edges of the Batticalo District; their name suggests they had originally lived in the jungles close to the Kataragama temple in the Hambantota District in the Southern Province. By the early 1900s these Vedar had mingled with the local Tamils and Sinhalese and were not encountered as a separate group any more. Local legends attribute the origins of some Hindu temples in the eastern province to the presence of Vedar. Important Hindu temples in villages such as Kokkadichcholai and Mandur have such Vedar creation legends. But Vedar are no longer associated with either the ownership or maintenance of these regionally important temples.

    Mukkuva laws is the traditional law of Tamil inhabitants of Batticaloa district codified by the Dutch during their colonial rule in 1707 The Law in its present form applies to most Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka is a country where a mixed legal system applies but there should be only one law for all Sri Lankans from Devundarathuduwa (Dondra Point) to Peduruthuduwa (Point Pedro). It exemplifies the absolute possibility for the coexistence of diverse elements of several legal systems for it gather together with a common framework, laws as diverse in their origin as those of Rome and England, Holland and South Africa, Arabia, South India and old Ceylon.

    The ethnic and religious diversity of the nation and the colonial history, which traced back to 1505 to 1948 are the major factors which had contributed to this complexity. The introduction of English Law and the judicial system greatly changed the laws and legal system. Currently the general law applicable to Sri Lanka are English Laws, Roman Dutch law and the statue law created by our own parliaments much of them based on those ideas.Property laws are still influenced by Roman Dutch law and Commercial and Criminal Laws and procedures are mainly influenced by English Laws. In contract Law, English law of Delicts alone with Roman Dutch law are applicable. Kandyan law is applicable only to Kandyan Sinhalese, Thesawalamai is applicable to Tamils living in Jaffna and Muslim law for all Muslims.These special laws are restricted to their personal laws such as marriage, divorce, inheritance and land matters .

    Marumakkathayam was a system of matrilineal inheritance prevalent in the present Kerala. Under the Marumakkathayam system of inheritance, descent and succession to the property was traced through females. Word ‘Marumakkal’ in Malayalam means nephews and nieces. The joint family under matrilineal system is known as Tharavad and it formed the nucleus of the society in Malabar. This customary law of inheritance was codified by the Madras Marumakkathayam Act 1932, Madras Act No. 22 of 1933 published in the Fort St. George Gazette on 1 August 1933. Malabar was part of the Madras Presidency during British Rule. The definition of Marumakkathayam in Madras Marumakkathayam Act 1932 is ‘Marumakkathayam’ means the system of inheritance in which descent is traced in the female and ‘Marumakkathayee’ means a person governed by Marumakkathayam Law of Inheritance.

    Thesawalamai was in operation in the North Kingdom by the time portuguese came to Sri Lanka. The sources of this law traces to customs and laws used by dravidians in Malabar Coast and Coromendel Coast. It is still applicable in areas like Jaffna. The word ‘Thesam’ means ‘state’ ; ‘walamai’ is ‘custom’. Thus, the term ‘Thesawalamai’ means ‘customs of the state’. These customs were originated from the usages and customs of the Malabar Coast of India. ‘Thesawalamai’ is Dravidian in nature, unconnected with the Hindu law of India. It derives from Marumakattayan Law, which is the main source of Thesawalamai. With the passage of time it has been blended by the influence of Roman Dutch Law and English Law. It is the combination of patriarchal and matriarchal systems of societies existing side by side.

    ‘Thesawalamai’ was partly written in ola leaves and partly unwritten. The principles of Thesawalamai were handed down in the form of oral discourses from generation to generation. The Mudaliars who were learned in these customs were the then authorities to explain and interpret the intricacies of the principles of Thesawalamai.

    During the Portuguese period, no attention was paid to the laws of the natives. The Portuguese did not codify the customs of Thesawalamai. The Dutch, anxious that ‘the natives should be governed according to the customs of the country if they were clear and reasonable, codified the Thesa-walamai law.

    In 1704, the Dutch Governor of Ceylon, Simons, ordered the Disawa of Jaffna, Claas Isaakasz, to compile the customs of the Tamil inhabitants of Jaffna. An extensive study of the usages and customs of the Tamil inhabitants of Jaffna was undertaken before such compilation. The code was done in the Dutch language and submitted to the Commander Van der Duyn in 1706.

    The Commander had the report translated into Tamil and delivered the translation to twelve “sensible” Mudaliars to revise it. They confirmed that the report conformed to the prevailing customs.

    In 1708, the codification of the customary laws of the “Malabar inhabitants of the province of Jaffna” came into force.

    The word ‘Malabar’ is held to be synonymous with the word ‘Tamil’. Claas Isaacsz in his foreword to the Thesawalamai Code refers to Malabar or Tamil inhabitants.

    In 1806, Ceylon was ceded to the British Crown. By Regulation No.18 of 1806 the British declared that the Code of Thesawalamai, as collected by the Order of Governor Simons in 1706 shall be in full force and that “all questions between ‘the Malabar inhabitants of the Province of Jaffna, or in which a Malabar inhabitant is a Defendant’, shall be decided according to this Code of customs”.

    In 1814, Sir Alexander Johnstone translated this Code into English and the English translation derives force in law as at today.

    It is a personal law applicable to ‘Tamils with Ceylon domicile and a Jaffna inhabitancy’. It is not applicable by ‘reason of descent and religion to the whole Tamil population of Ceylon but an exceptional custom in force in the province of Jaffna, now the Northern Province and in force there, primarily, and mainly at any rate, only among Tamils who can be said to be inhabitants of that province’.

    It is also a regional or municipal law in that it applies to all lands situated in the Northern Province irrespective of whether the land is owned by a Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim, Burgher or by persons of any other race.

    The Matrimonial Rights and Inheritance Ordinance (Jaffna) regulates the law with regard to property and Law of inheritance.

    Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance No.59 of 1947 regulates the law in relation to land affected by the law of Thesawalamai. This Ordinance came into force on July 1, 1948, repealing so much of the Thesawalamai and of the Ordinance No.4 of 1895.

    The term ‘Pre-emption’ means that certain classes of persons enjoy a preferential right to purchase immovable property over others. This right of pre-emption under the present law is restricted to co-owners and heirs in the event of the intestacy. Accordingly, when immovable property is co-owned, one co-owner cannot sell the land to an outsider without first offering it to the other co-owner or heirs whether he is a Sinhalese or otherwise.

    The right of pre-emption shall only be exercised in respect of an undivided share or interest of an immovable property. It shall not be exercised in property held in sole ownership. If the land to be sold is a divided and defined allotment of land, no right of pre-emption shall exist. In that case, the vendor shall have the absolute right to sell the same to any person whom he prefers, whether he is a Sinhalese or not. No provision of the Ordinance prevents him from selling the land to a Sinhalese. No reasonable man would refuse to sell his property to the highest offeror of consideration.

    A pre-emptor has to be a co-owner or an heir of an undivided allotment of land. He can be a Sinhalese, a Tamil, a Muslim or any person of any other race. If an owner of an undivided land has conveyed it to an outsider, a pre-emptor has the right to institute an action to set aside the sale of an undivided share of the land on any of the grounds set out in the Ordinance.

    No action is maintainable for pre-emption if the purchaser was one of the persons entitled to pre-empt or if more than one year has elapsed from the date of registration of the purchaser’s deed of transfer. It does not apply to property in respect of a share of a land which has been possessed and dealt with in divided lots by amicable partition among the shareholders, with each other’s knowledge and consent’. It also does not extend to an exchange of land.

    The right of pre-emption gets extinguished by transfer of property to pre-emptor, waiver, release, forfeiture, frustration of the contract of sale, prescription – the right of pre-emption will not be available after three years from the date of the cause of action, operation of law, merger and any other restrictions by judge made law.

    There is a general misunderstanding that Law of Thesawalamai or the Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance gives exclusive right of purchase of immovable property in the Northern Province to Tamils of that province only and that the Sinhalese cannot have the right to buy any immovable property. It is a myth rather than a legal sanction: it is a misperception of the law of Thesawalamai.

    An examination of the Law of Thesawalamai and of the Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance would demonstrate very clearly that it is an erroneous thinking due to the lack of understanding, appreciation and tolerance of the applicability of these laws.

    The Law of Pre-emption is expressly governed by the Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance and not by Thesawalamai Regulation or the Customs of the Malabar Inhabitants of the Province of Jaffna, as collected by Order of Governor Simons in 1706. However, both these laws do not prohibit a person, whether, Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim or a member of any other race from purchasing any allotment of land situated in the Northern Province.

    The right to own or dispose any immovable property in the Northern Province is not restricted to Tamils alone as perceived by some of the politicians in the South. Neither the Thesawalamai nor the Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance has any such provision.

    A careful reading of the provisions of the Thesawalamai Pre-emption Ordinance shows that the co-owners or the would be heirs of the intending vendor of an undivided allotment of land, whether a Sinhalese or otherwise will have preferential right to purchase that share. If the co-owner is a Sinhalese, then, he will have the preferential right to purchase that share over others.

    The widespread thinking that Sinhalese cannot buy land in Jaffna has no foundation at all both in fact and law. However, the legendary belief that the Tamils are invaders, infringing their exclusive right to the soil of Sri Lanka is deeply buried in the mind of some sections of the Sinhalese population. This wrong conception has created imaginary scenarios that Sinhalese are excluded from ownership of part of the land of Sri Lanka. Even well-educated Sinhalese will entertain fanciful emotional feelings that Sinhalese cannot buy land in Jaffna though it is common knowledge that there are thousands of Sinhalese and Muslims who are owners of land in Jaffna. Thus, the aforesaid apprehension becomes irrational and lacks any valid basis; yet, such fear has deeply pervaded some of the Sinhalese. To make things worse, political miscreants make this cry from time to time and disturb the harmony and tranquility of Sri Lanka.

    For Thesawalamai to apply to a person it must be established that he is a Tamil speaking inhabitant of the Northern Province.The Law in its present form applies to most Tamils in Northern Province.

    Thesawalamai, in its origin, was intended to serve an agricultural community. It dealt with customary rules governing caste, slavery, marriage, marital rights,, guardianship, adoption, the law of parent and child, of intestate succession, pre-emption, forms of mortgage peculiar to Thesawalamai such as otti and servitudes peculiar to Thesawalamai, the law of property and contractual obligations which were current among the agricultural communities such as those arising from loan of beasts, paddy etc . Slavery was abolished by Regulation # 20 of 1844. In modern times, many of the other provisions contained in Thesawalamai are obsolete.
    Thesawalamai does not apply to all Jaffna Tamils but only to those Tamil Inhabitants of the Jaffna Province. The word ‘Inhabitant” is of the essence. Rules repaying domicile, as found in International Law, have been developed and applied, mutatis mutandis, to determine as to whether a person is an inhabitant of Jaffna. Thesawalamai is both territorial and it is applicable to all lands situated in the Northern Province, whether such land is owned by a Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim; and it does not attach itself by reason of descent and religion to the whole Tamil population.

    Thesawalamai being primarily a codified law, however, has not been able to evolve with time or take into account social changes which have, over the years, taken place in Sri Lanka or elsewhere.

    Although Muslim did not have a separate Kingdom, the settlers of Muslims had their own laws applicable to them but there is no hard evidence to show that Sinhalese Tribunals administered Muslim Law separately in their legal system. Portuguese and Dutch recognised it as a separate law. Muslim Law is one of the special laws which is applicable to inhabitants of Sri Lanka who are who are only Muslims by virtue of birth and conversion to Islam. It is one of the customary laws like Tesawalamai and Kandyan Law which are applicable to particular ethnic groups.

    The Muslim law principles have been included into three key statutes as Act No. 13 of 1951 Marriage and Divorce (Muslim) Act, Act No. 10 of 1931 Muslim Intestate Succession Ordinance and Act No. 51 of 1956 Muslim Mosques and Charitable Trusts or Wakfs Act.

  8. sumadha Says:

    Tamil originally TN, proof of this,99%Tamils Thy have connection(relatives) in Tamil Nadu,Take a look at LTTE VP,his uncle and cussins still living in TN.SRI LANKA IS SINHALA…SINHALA IS SRI LANKA.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    1. Who named this country Sri Lanka? Totally out of the way. It was known as Ceylon and Hela.

    Ceylon + Hela = Sinhala

    English + Land = England
    Russians – ns = Russia
    Chinese – ese +a = China
    Japanese – ese = Japan
    Thail + Land = Thailand
    Saudi + Arab = Saudi Arabia
    Tamil + Nadu = Tamil Nadu

    2. Who came forward to save it when under threat?
    Sinhalese (more than 99%)

    3. Who are defending it today when the IC discredits it?
    Sinhalese

    4. Who did SF said are the rightful owners of the island during the war?
    Sinhalese

    This says it all.

    BTW I came across a dog breed by the name Sinhala Hound in USA, UK, etc. I quickly sent a photo to a Sinhala friend to annoy him! :)

    He sent me back a photo of a famous TNA MP! :(

    It is supposed to be an old breed not a recent one. Why did people name it Sinhala hound and not Sri Lankan Hound? At that time SL was known as Sinhala. That is why.

  10. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    I agree with Prof McLean’s view about sinhalese as the original owners of SriLanka and the never changing selfish mentality of Jaffna Tamil. I mean Jaffna tamils, as my experience is that most Tamils that lived for generations in Colombo and the hill country were different.

    I also noted with interest the following statement.
    “Sri Lanka leaders, as many have noted, concentrate on governing the country without interfering in policies of other States. Let the same rule be applied by India, UK, USA and the rest to Sri Lanka”

    This is exactly the space and recognition developing nations yearn for. But is this a pipe dream with predators like the USA running around like mad men along with former predators like the UK and France, in their common haste to prevent the new nations from developing independently outside the control of US/UK axis.

    Today I listened to a radio talk on world anarchism, where anarchy as we know means, political and social disorder. Is not this what the US/UK/EU coalition imposing on developing nations in today’s world?
    Can we call the USA and UK “international anarchists”, hell bent on destabilising independent governments and introducing factionalism in to those nations to destroy any progress? We see what they did to the Middle Eastern oil rich regimes that did not follow their orders.

  11. gamunu6 Says:

    Prof: Hudson is quite right. Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese who are the rightful owners. In many ways Tamils & So. Indians do not fit into our way of life.

    They still have in their small houses Photos of Indian leaders, BUT never leaders of sri lankan govt or its political leaders.

    If India practice of giving citizenships to their nationals in Sri lanka, which tamils enjoy, it is best Tamils & other immigrants assoiciated with India should be taken back to India or these people should settle there in India.

    As Tamil Nadu is the place ripe with corruption, racist slogans, poaching in Sri lankan waters, and much more attrocities, it is time Tamil Nadu accepted anyone from Sri lanka, who wants to emigrate there.

    Then we have less problems & Sri lanka will enjoy with other communities in a peaceful co-existence.

    Thank you Prf: Hudson for your contribution…………~ Gamunu

  12. Sri Rohana Says:

    Professor Mclean correctly said “who are the rightful owners of Sri Lanka” Thank you Professor. Sinhalese are not only rightful owners of Sri Lanka they are the guardians of Hela, Sihala or Sri Lanka ever since of the Balangoda Human Era 35,000 years.
    If not our Greatest Kings Gemunu, Walagamba, Datusena, Vijayabahu, Parakramabahu, Gajabahu etc who fought with tamil invaders and chased them from Sri Lanka. Tamil invaders not only invaded but they destroyed our civilizations. Anuradhapura civilization destroyed by them and so on Polonnaruwa civilization too. Tamil invaders looted, destroyed and torched Maha vihara, Abayagiri and Jethavanya universities and the other entire valuable place and killed most of the bhikus. Very same mentality had by LTTE racist tamil terrorists too. That was the reason they massacred innocent civilians at Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhi and bombed to temple of tooth in Kandy.
    If not our greatest Sinhala heroes fought with tamil invaders, at this moment Sri Lanka is an unimportant island belongs tamil country and we will be another Karupiyas, Suppaih or velupillai or velusamis and crawling on the hindu temples bare bodied and we are sub slaves and have to live on caste system.
    Even after 1505 our Sinhala heroes had to defend our motherland from Portugese, Dutch and British invaders. Great kings and Sinhala nation fought against Europeans till 1848. Our great kings such as Mayadunne, Rajasinghe, Wimaladarmasuriya, Senerath saved our country from Portugese and Dutch invaders. In 1818 and 1848 Freedom fight against British too led by Pooran Appu, Gongalegoda Banda and Weera Keppitipola and other Sinhala heroes. Not a single tamil or any other races involved to save our country from either tamil invaders or European invaders.
    So it is 100% correct to say that Sinhalese are the “Rightful owners of Sri Lanka” and Guardians of Sri Lanka.

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    All those who love their People & the Land, nurture, protect and care, own the country, any country.

    Sinhala people mainly, and able All Others who perform the task of protecting, nurturing and caring for Lankans & Lanka in a sincere way, own the country. Take a bow, Sinhala People mainly, and ALL OTHERS who love and protect this country called Sri Lanka ! They are ALL Sri Lankans, and may you ALL be blessed, happy & safe in a bountiful and UNDIVIDED Lanka !

  14. thurai Says:

    //All those who love their People & the Land, nurture, protect and care, own the country, any country.// Franz Diaz

    accept.

    The persons who want to divide the country in the name of Language,Religion or Regions are enemies of Sri Lanka.
    Until Tamil have divided and discrimiate themself they are not one Community even they all speak Tamil
    Language. If Tamils don´t discriminat themself and love each others they will love all other
    communities in Sri Lanka and will never ask sepratism.

  15. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Though LTTE used Tamil speaking Sri Lankans as human shields, killed them, denied them food and medicines watched without a hum by the Tamil Diaspora and Tamil politicians, it was the Sri Lanka Army often referred to as “Sinhala Army” that braved LTTE attacks and mines to save 294,000 Tamil speaking Sri Lankans. These brave soldiers are the rightful owners of our motherland.

  16. Fran Diaz Says:

    Thurai,

    Who is a Tamil ? Can you give us a definition ? Is it a person speaking the Tamil language ? Re religion, Tamils have embraced many religions other than Hinduism.
    The President himself has learnt the Tamil language. A family member of mine has also learnt Tamil for job purposes.

  17. Lorenzo Says:

    I disagree with Thurai.

    Tamils should be divided. Existing divisions should be kept.

    Otherwise there will be a major problem.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Agree with Nalliah.

    Tamils have already started to replace SL with Sinhala.

    e.g. Sinhala army.

    Good move. Others should follow them!

    e.g. The French army will withdrawn from Afghan. France is not a FRENCH ONLY country but……..

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    Tamils take Hitler’s oath!!!

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35236

    The second photo.

    LOVELY!!

  20. mewan Says:

    At the end of the day who cares who came first or who were the original people? Look at USA. Original people were native Indians and at one time large parts of the country belonged o Mexico including California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, etc. However, today white Americans are the majority. No one worry about how that happens. They make the rules and they run the country. Native Indians and Mexican Americans just take it. Is at any point America will allow an independent Mexican state in the South? Yeah, that would be the day. So why do people think it has to be different in Sri Lanka to accommodate the wishes of a few tamils? Sinhalese are the majority. They make the rules, they run the country. Remember, what one Australian minister said. If you don’t like it get out. Your motherland is just a swim away from the North point.

  21. Lorenzo Says:

    SL (Singhale) is the motherland of SL Tamils too.

    SL Tamils should become Sinhala as it is their right and obligation.

    If NOT we can provide FREE relocation facilities to Tamil Nadu. They can take all their wealth but no further land ownership. They must sell their land and go. Or give it away like 24,000 Sinhalese and 75,000 Muslims did in Jaffna.

  22. Dilrook Says:

    Thesawalamai law gives exclusive land rights to Malabar illegal immigrants of Jaffna at the expense of native Sinhalese.

    It must be repealed.

    A one man commission was appointed by the President to look into this. But either he didn;t report on it or as with many reports, it is not revealed to the public.

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