“It is the translator’s fault: I didn’t ask for a separate nation”, says Sampanthan
Posted on June 14th, 2012

Asada M Erpini

Oh, what a sweet little darling of a chap this man Sampanthan is! Let’s all stop whatever we are doing at the moment and rush to embrace him and shower him with kisses or any other gestures to show our adulation. Fall at his feet, if that is what you are used to.

For Samapanthan, it is the ignorant translator who inserted the words for a separate nation to Tamils to the ITAK constitution. Let’s join Sampanthan to get hold of the ignoramus and to whip him: the translator is the one who made the innocent Sampanthan a detestable figure in the political scene for millions of Sri Lanka lovers.

Sampanthan has never said anything that could mean that he was talking of a separate nation for the Tamils. The foolish Sinhalese “”…” there is the age-old saying, Sinhalaya modaya, kevun kanta yodaya (an amateurish translation of which would mean, the Sinhalese are fools: all that they are masters at is eating kevun, the traditional Sinhalese oil cake) “”…” all this time believed that Sampanthan was advocating a separate identity for the Tamils, away from the rest of the Sri Lankans.

There were also those Sinhalese and other anti-separatists who read the speech that Sampanthan gave at the Batticaloa ITAK Convention on 26 May “”…” by the way, they all had been thinking all this time that ITAK was the acronym derived from Ilankai Thamil Arasu which Katchi which when translated meant Ilankai Tamil Nation Party or Ilankai Tamil Kingdom Party. How foolish all these poor idiots have been, and what would have been the situation if there was some grey matter beneath their thick skulls!

And, when Sampanthan said, “The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi was created by S.J.V. Chelvanayagam, the father of Tamil Nation” obviously he, in his innocence, did not know that Sri Lanka cannot have two nations, the Sri Lankan and the Tamil.

The media had reported Sampanthan as saying, “the Tamil United Liberation Front, of which our party was a member, took the historical decision to establish the separate government of Tamil Eelam in 1976″. The poor media people had got it all wrong. How could Sampanthan ever have let such treasonous words escape through his lips?

And, most importantly, when Sampanthan said at the May 26 event, “the sovereignty of the Tamil people is based on a political structure outside that of a unitary government, in a united Sri Lanka in which Tamil people have all the powers of government needed”, the imbecile Sinhalese and everyone else like them thought that he was talking of a separate nation for the Tamils: for their understanding was that unitary and united were terms that had critically different meanings.

At least now the rest of Sri Lanka knows who really was behind the mischief that has triggered lawsuits by political groups that value the unitary state of Sri Lanka: leave the poor Sampanthan alone, but take the translator to courts.

Let us all help Sampanthan to get rid of the translator first. The LTTE leader certainly had fool proof ways of dealing with those who disagreed with him: Sapmanthan of course has no idea who or what the LTTE is or was. Now that Sampanthan has convinced everyone that he is a true-blooded Sri Lankan, all Sri Lankans will be able to live happily ever after.

25 Responses to ““It is the translator’s fault: I didn’t ask for a separate nation”, says Sampanthan”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Same old dirty trick.

    We are not fools idiot.

    If you believe there was a Tamil homeland in SL, you are guilty.

    Tell us there is no Tamil homeland in SL.

  2. AnuD Says:

    There was one Tamil MP who did not want to respect the Sri lankan Flag. Why that guy continue to in the parliament ?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Only 13 TNA MPs holding 20 million people to ransom.

    Should we allow this joke to continue?

    Where are the good old days when Amirthalingam, Ponnambalam, Thiruchelvam, Raviraj, Maheswaran, etc. met Thalaivar in hell?

  4. thurai Says:

    Sri Lanka is Homeland for Tamils and other communities who live more than many Hundred years.
    Majority Sinhalese and Government have resposibility to safegurd the Rights of minorities.
    SLG safegurded Sri Lanka from LTTE Terrorism. All communities are liberated now.
    Some members of ITAK supported directly or indirectly LTTE Terrorism.
    Voice of Sampathan and ITAK never safegurd Tamils.
    ITAK and members must change their hundred years old ugly mentality (Luxery living from making Tamil
    community as political weapon)

  5. lingamAndy Says:

    thurai
    ITAK old ugly mentality !
    Can We straight Dogs trail ? NO , only solution like (like Lorenzo said )send them to Nanthikadal !

  6. Nimal Says:

    Mr sampathan will do all of us good by joining the mainstream politics like Douglas D.All politicians are self serving and crooked,worst are in Tamil Nadu where 1000 people use 1 toilet.Needless to say anymore.It makes no difference to Mr sampathan to be TNA or mainline politician.He may not serve the people,either Tamils or non Tamils nevertheless with a portfolio from the government could play the same fiddles as others.Country is not for any one particular community sri Lanka is a traditional homelands for all who live without an exception.this goes to Sinhalese as well.

  7. sena Says:

    Sampanthan is a fool. Wide spread mismanagement , corruption and lawlessness is handing him what he wants on a platter. Already politicians and officials have begun carrying out orders from outsiders that lay the ground work, just to save their interests and their corrupting ways. It is tragic that naive Sri Lanka public is silent, tolerating and abetting these crooks while they themselves under going immense hardships toiling in and out side the country to make a living while carrying the economy.

  8. Sri Rohana Says:

    Sampanthan now says translator’s fault but his tamil racist political party ITAK (Illankai tamil arasu kachhi) should translate as “Illankai tamil state party”. But since 1950 ITAK translated as “Federal Party”. Since 1952 ITAK members were in Parliament and no one tried to correct translator’s fault. Tamil tribe knew how to manipulate anything and everything. They hidden under “federal” name and covered the real translation of “Illakai tamil state party” even from the election commissioner. They kept silence for their benefit always.
    Sampanthan and his tamil tribe fooled entire world except Sinhalese for sometimes. But now except few Anglo Americans political jokers entire world know that tamils are fraudsters and cheaters. Therefore they cannot play the same foul game again and again.

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    TNA leaders = Lies, Cheat & Deceit (LCD). And the damage done to all Sri Lankans through their long drawn campaign is seemingly insurmountable.

    They have successfully hidden their Caste Wars imported from Tamil Nadu, with a call for Separatism in Sri Lanka – it is that simple.

    In our travels abroad, many foreign groups we met with thought that the Tamil MAJORITY COMMUNITY of Sri Lanka had been chased out by a ferocious & uncivilised MINORITY group called the Sinhalese (never had they even heard of the Sinhala community before. And to boot it all, these Sinhalese are mostly Buddhists too !).

    Such is the success of the ITAK/TNA Lies, Cheat & Deceit.

    At least at this late stage, will the TNA recant the Vaddukoddai Resolution and all their similar warring/separatist words used recently at the Batticoloa Resolution ? Will they ever reform and lend dignity to Sri Lanka ?

  10. lingamAndy Says:

    Will they ever reform and lend dignity to Sri Lanka ? NO
    ITAK/TNA Lies, Cheat & Deceit.- They are well educated mannupilated cunning Bustard, no way of wining them these so call Vellara high caste would not worry even if all Tamil in Sri lanka have beed killed ! they are truthles
    Bastard !
    only way out kill these bustard first !!! ( like Lor said , met Thalaivar in hell? even I do not agrred with him almost most of his comments but I agrred with him this 100%)

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Hello Andy,

    Don’t resurface Caste Wars in Lanka, PLEASE.

    If you must fight, fight in the Law Courts re Caste cases, or with written words to media, films etc. No more killings in Lanka, PLEASE !

    May be it is time the Law in Sri Lanka recognised Caste based discrimination for Tamil people, as in India ?. In the first place, it is Tamil Caste/poverty issues (call for Separatism with resulting riots with Sinhala people and ending in wars with GoSL), that has now got Lanka into trouble with the international community.

    I can hardly believe that our relatively gentle country is in this kind of deep trouble.

  12. Naram Says:

    Well said Fran.

    Mr Sampanthan must not stop at this weak apology – please visit the people ethnically cleansed out of Jaffna and offer them assistance and welcome to theirformer abodes.

    Get the diaspora coffers open to re-build their homes, livelihoods.

    Do please accept that they are brothers, not only they are Sri Lankans but Tamil speaking as well.

    Mr Sampanthan can ensure Muslim kids are welcome to best schools as in the old days before the rise of nasty Vellala bunch.

    Mr Sampanthan can work alongside other national leaders to ensure the presence of armed forces to prevent resurgence of racism yet again.

    Jaffna’s re-emergence a a multi-ethnic city just like Colombo would be the best guarantee for a free and united Sri Lanka.

  13. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Sri Lankans of all races love to live in multiethnic communities. As Tamils live in the South, Sinhalas and Muslims were living in the North until a few decades ago. Their numbers were small but sizable. This was before communal politics hijacked Northern politics. It was very unfortunate. Never would this have happened had the North was a vibrant multiethnic community like the south. The Tamil Elam concept was finally officiated in 1949 with the formation of the ITAK (Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi which means Lanka Tamil Kingdom Party). This catchy name was a ploy to fool unsuspecting Tamils. Its English translation – Federal Party – was another ploy – this time to fool the Sinhalas. Using aggressive communal politics ITAK rose to prominence winning seats at the 1952 election and later expanding at the 1956 election much the same way National-Socialists won increasing number of seats in the 1930s in a European country.

    The ethnic composition of the North was such that a budding politician could totally disregard Sinhalas and Muslims and still win the election overwhelmingly.

    What’s worse, when the ITAK and ACTC (All Ceylon Tamil Congress) entered into a fierce competition to be the ‘sole representative’ of Tamil people, they indulged in overdoing communal gestures as if in a competition to be crowned the worst tribal-minded. Despite the leaders of these two groups associating Sinhalas, Muslims and others all their lives from school to profession, it didn’t change a thing.
    One popular slogan of the ITAK was to salvage “traditional Tamil homelands” from Sinhalas by making them leave. It was spearheaded by Hon Velupillai Chelvanayakam, the leader of ITAK. In 1958 Hon Velupillai Chelvanayakam, the Opposition Leader of the parliament of Sri Lanka, commenced the “tar-brush” campaign against the state and against the Sinhalas. This was a copy from the Dravidistan & anti-Hindi agitators of Tamil Nadu who tar-brushed Hindi letters.

    After brushing tar over Sinhala letters on a number plate of a bus in Jaffna, he traveled all the way to Batticaloa to repeat his actions. His willing followers also indulged in this act. It started the 1958 riots killing hundreds. Though the riots ended within days, the message was loud and clear – the North and the East has no place for Sinhalas.

    Tamil people disliked this form of politics but had no political choice as communal politics ensured that no collective multi-ethnic politics take root in the North by eliminating everything non-Tamil. ITAK’s escalation of aggression saw it graduate into the TULF (Tamil United Liberation Front) by merging with its arch rival the ACTC.

    At the same time there was a ‘promising’ development. Young Velupillai Prabhakaran and a number of armed rebels were making their presence felt in the North. ITAK and other Tamil communal political parties eagerly observed these developments and waited for the right moment. In 1975 young Velupillai shot dead the then Jaffna mayor and ended his ideological grandfathers’ wait. In the immediately following year, the “Vaddukoddai Resolution” which calls for a Tamil-only nation in the North-East of Sri Lanka, was adopted by the TULF.

    Young Velupillai Prabhakaran started doing what old Velupillai could only wish for. While young Velupillai had the opportunity, the motive was old Velupillai Chelvanayakam’s. It took him only 12 years to complete the ethnic cleansing of Sinhalas from the North and 16 years to complete the ethnic cleansing of Muslims from the North. Although peace loving Tamils peacefully protested the move, they didn’t have enough clout to stop it.

    ITAK has changed its name to Tamil National Alliance and continues communal politics with even more vigour. All TNA MPs have their families safely living among the Sinhala majority in the south but oppose all moves to allow Non-Tamils settle down in the North. They have absolutely no right to object to Non-Tamils living in the North because they are living examples of ethnic integration in the south. The north too deserves ethnic integration!

    As of today 1.3 million Tamils live in the North-East of Sri Lanka, 1.3million live in other parts of the country and 1.3 are in the Diaspora. In other words, two thirds (67%) of Tamils from Sri Lanka live in multicultural and multiethnic communities. So what’s the fuss?

    Thirdly, people in the North must be given more political choices in addition to ACTC, ITAK, TULF and TNA. There got to be parties other than “Tamil” parties. It can happen only if people of all races are settled in abundant land in the North. Laws that hinder proper ethnic integration should be streamlined into one set of national laws. Different laws to different races is nothing less than racism though it appears incredibly innocent!

    Perpetrators of ethnic cleansing and genocide must be punished. Promoting the ethnic cleansing ideology must be banned with equal force as the Prevention of Terorism Act.

    Power sharing to provinces should be delayed until all acts of ethnic cleansing have been reversed and multiethnic colonization has taken root in war affected areas. Putting the cart before the horse will land Sri Lanka in deep trouble. If power is shared with Velupillais of tar-brush fame, it justifies their racial aspirations.

    Once people are adequately integrated in war affected areas, that’s the time to empower them. They have earned the respect of each other and proved they deserve more power.

  14. lingamAndy Says:

    Fran Diaz
    Do not missunderstand me I do not like this caste discrimination .
    even I am one of this so call high ( I never undrestand what this high for ) class caste I can tell you al, We can not win these bustards, simple is that unless kill them or put them down !
    eg: out out these 40,000 ( ok £7000 Gosl figure) how many high caste people killed in Vanni ? None (if any less than hundred )!
    how come ??? where they gone ?most of them in Western World , in Colomo , in Jaffna all safe place watching Sun TV ( Maan Aada, mail Adda) !!!

  15. ranjit Says:

    This silly old fool Sampandan’s days are numbered. His foolish dream of EELAM will never realize. He can team up with Prabakaran in hell and plan his dirty moves before long. Get lost Sampandan without cheating your own creed.
    These old hagards are pain in the ass for their own people.They must leave this world and give to the young to move the Tamil people forward to live peacefully with others.

    Not worth talking or writing about the traitors of Motherlanka.They will never ever achieve their goals in their life time.

  16. Lorenzo Says:

    NT,

    But why do Tamils in Jaffna vote for these racists AT EVERY ELECTION since 1947?

    Tamils will ALWAYS vote for racism because good Tamils become racists on the election day.

    That is why we need non Tamils in Jaffna to tip the balance against them.

  17. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Lorenzo,
    It is necessary to examine the claim for a separatist Tamil Eelam. Did the 1977 Parliament Elections elections give the TULF a mandate to demand or fight for Eelam? Definitely Not.

    Northern Province

    (a) In the Jaffna Peninsula the TULF got a clear verdict in favour of it. The 10 electorates gave the TULF 223,463 votes out of its total of 311,235 votes. Independents got 76,103 votes; UNP 7,140; LSSP 4,529; SLFP 1,042 in the Peninsula. Hence 71.8% of the votes were in favour of the TULF. This was 58.5% of the electorate. One could therefore argue that the Jaffna peninsula responded positively to the TULF demand. Ten of its 18 seats in the National State Assembly are from the Peninsula. The absentees in the Jaffna peninsula were 70,356 or 18.5% of the electorate. This is high compared to the national average of 12.8%. The absentees are more than 1/5 of the number who voted in the elections.

    (b) In the rest of the Northern province in the Mainland, the position is less clear though the TULF won in Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu. In Kilinochchi it obtained 15,607 votes as against 4,006 for the SLFP and 1,499 for the UNP. In Mannar, TULF obtained 15,141 votes while the UNP and independents had 14,211 votes. The TULF got 930 votes more out of an electorate of 31,767 and a total poll of 29,352. This can hardly be a case for a separation of Mannar from the rest of the country. In Vavuniya the TULF polled 13,821 and the UNP 9,444 and an independent 151. Though the TULF has 4,200 votes more than the other two it has only 48.6% of the total electorate due to the 5,034 absentees out of the total electorate of 28,450. In Mullaitivu, the TULF received 10,261 votes while the three independent candidates together polled 9,335. The difference is 926 out of a total poll of 19,596 and an electorate of 24,698; 5,102 abstained from voting: i.e., over a fifth of the electorate. Here too the case for separation is not unanimous. It is actively supported by a little over 41% of the electorate.

    Hence in the Northern province, outside of the peninsula and Kilinochchi less than half the electorate has voted for the TULF and 33,131 voted against it, while 12,548 abstained from voting out of a total of 83,915. The total poll in these three electorates is about 85% or less than the national average of 87.2%. Can this be a convincing case for separating the country specially with a frontier to be located within this area?

    In the Northern province (a) + (b) as a whole 68.5% of the voters and 56.4% of the electorate were for the TULF. i.e., 278,293 votes out of 406,257 voters and an electorate of 493,176. Abstentions and spoilt votes were 86,919 or 17.5% of the electorate. In the Northern province 85% of the population is ‘Ceylon Tamil’ and 95.4% is Tamil speaking. Hence even here that one third of the votes were against the TULF has some significance. It may be of interest that the vote for the UNP, SLFP and LSSP was 40,013 in the Northern province. This is nearly 10% of the votes.

    Eastern Province

    (c) In the Eastern province the election results are clearly against separation. The UNP won eight seats: Sammanthurai, Kalkudah, Kalmunai, Seruwila, Battiacaloa(2nd), Amparai, Mutur and Potuvil (1st). The TULF won Padiruppu, Trincomalee, Batticaloa (1st) and Potuvil (2nd). The TULF would have lost in Padiruppu if not for the division of votes among the LSSP, SLFP and UNP which together got 16,412 votes against 15,877 for the TULF.

    In terms of votes the UNP had 136,296. TULF 92,163; SLFP 81,419; LSSP 6,970; FP (Batticaloa) 11,221; and Independents 7,252. The independents have fared very badly indicating high political consciousness among those voting. The UNP, SLFP and LSSP which are definitely against separation obtained 224,665 votes or 67% of the votes and 58.3% of the electorate. The TULF had only 27.5% votes of the votes cast. Absentees were 49,792 or 12.9% votes of the total electorate. The Eastern province has clearly rejected the ideas of a separate state for the Tamil speaking people. Though 76.8% of the population are Tamils and Moors (Ceylon and Indian) only 27.5% voted for the TULF. Ceylon Tamils alone are 40.9% in the Eastern province and even they have not voted as a whole for Eelam. The Sinhala population is only 22.5% of the population and hence they could not make for the bulk of the 69.9% that voted for the UNP, SLFP and LSSP which are definitely against the division of the country into two states.

    One would have expected the TULF to be quite sobered by this decision of the Tamil speaking people in the Eastern province. They have definitely no mandate to claim the Eastern province for any proposal for a ‘sovereign Eelam’.
    Northern and Eastern Province together (a + b+ c)

    When we take the Northern and Eastern provinces together, we see an important phenomenon. Within the Jaffna peninsula 71.8% of the votes were for the TULF. In the electorates Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu 57.7% of the voters opted for TULF; and in the Eastern province 28%. Taking both provinces together the TULF had 370,456 votes. This is 49.9% of the votes cast. But as there were 136,711 absentees, the TULF votes is only 42.2% of the total electorate in the North and East.

    The voting pattern is 81.5% in the peninsula, 85.1% in the four Northern electorates outside the peninsula and 87.0% in the Eastern province. The national average was 87.2%. If we therefore take the population of these two provinces together we can say that they have not voted as a whole positively for a separate state. Just about half the votes cast are for the TULF. But 57.8% have not voted for the TULF; i.e., including the absentees.

    In the Mainland and Northern province and Eastern province (b + c) excluding the Jaffna peninsula, the electorate is 496,776; the voters were 430,323 and the TULF got 146,993 votes. The TULF obtained the support of only 34.1% of these votes and 29.6% of the electorate there. Unlike in the Jaffna peninsula where only 81.5% voted, in the mainland North and East 86.1% went to the polls. The TULF is in a minority position outside the Jaffna peninsula even in the Northern and Eastern provinces. 65.9% of the votes in this area from Kilinochchi to Potuvil were against the TULF.

    Puttalam electorate

    The Puttalam electorate touches Mannar in the North, and has nearly 20% Ceylon Tamils, 38.4% Ceylon Moors and 2.9% Indian Tamils and Moors. Hence 61% of the population are Moors and Tamils. The TULF toyed with the idea of attracting the people of this electorate to its fold. But the TULF obtained only 3,268 votes out of 31,070 voters in an electorate of 37,177. This is 10.5% of the votes and 8.8% of the electorate. Hence even the 20% Ceylon Tamils here have not voted TULF. This is an indication that the Tamil-speaking people outside the Northern and Eastern provinces reject the proposal for Eelam.

    If the Puttalam area is also taken into account the vote for the TULF in Puttalam, the Northern and Eastern provinces is 373,724. This is 48.36% of the voters and 40.8% of the electorate. Hence in the whole area claimed for Eelam less than half the vote has been for the TULF.

  18. Dham Says:

    Dayabaran,

    Our king’s question was not particularly on 1977 elections (35 years ago). That was the time the bandit Prabha was making in roads and Tamil racists were hopeful of eelaam. HE Lorenzo ( any myself) wants to know why in the latest election TNA racist still won ? This is after the Sihala brothers saved thousands of tamil brs and siss from the jail of their hero the maniac prabha. Where is the lesson learned ? When will the Tamil racism will cease ?
    I believe we should be paitent yet alert not to allow tamil racism gradually rise again.

  19. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Tamil Eelam concept had cost many civilian lives so far. Surprisingly, the Tamil speaking leaders do not see the privileges enjoyed by the Tamil speaking Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka.

    The issues with Tamil speaking Sri Lankans is used by some as a political weapon. Though they claim that the Tamil speaking Sri Lankans faces problems and they are treated as a minority, none had ever specified what exactly are the issues faced by the Tamil speaking Sri Lankans.

    Sri Lanka is the only country that has Tamil as an official language. As far as TNA is concerned, they are not bothered of Tamil issues but their main intention is to divide the country and get their share. By division, which problem of the Tamil speaking Sri Lankans is solved, is unclear.

    Divisions happened throughout the history has done no good. Instead of addressing the issue of being united and progressing, still both Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil leaders take advantage of this made-up Tamil Problem with different editions just to settle their political scores.

    Pilgrims getting attacked in South India in the recent times are evidence as to how bad of the guidance provided by Vaiko, Nedumaran and Jayalalitha has given to their followers.

    When the news of the end of terrorism was announced the patriotic people took to the streets to rejoice. They were at last free from 30 years of fear of exploding claymore bombs and suicide bombers. They showed their gratitude to the Armed Forces for giving them this freedom.

    But there was no such jubilant expression of freedom from the Tamil speaking Sri Lankans of the North and East after the elimination of terrorism. But on the contrary instead of showing their gratitude to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka there was criticism of the President and his government, and repeated demand to remove the High Security Zones and complaints of the presence of the soldiers who infact rescued hundreds of thousands of them from the grip of the terrorists.

    Gratitude is a characteristic of the Sinhala people derived from their Buddhist culture. The Buddha was an ordinary man –a Prince and his philosophy a human philosophy, which teaches the value of a human life. As much as Buddhism teaches pervading of universal love to all living beings, it also teaches the importance of compassion for the suffering of others. Hence to those who intervene to help the Sinhala people in their moments of suffering, with a word of comfort or means to reduce their suffering, they show their gratitude.

    But these qualities are absent in the Hindu culture, the Tamils are Hindus, worshipers of God figures, which are not human but have only characteristics such as Ganesha remover of obstacles, Saraswathy goddess of Wisdom, Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the preserver, Krishna the destroyer and so on.

    Their form of worship is reciting of prayers, inflicting pain and suffering on themselves through penances for the atonement of their sins. Hence you find normal happy Hindu Tamils having no apparent ailment or any other form of suffering, inflict suffering on themselves by hanging in a bullock cart through hooks pierced into the skins of their back taken all the way to Kataragama, rolling on craggy roads over stones and thorns, pierce the tongue with pointed instruments, and walking barefoot on red hot charcoal .

    They do all that through fear of god seeking atonement for their wrong doings. Therefore gratitude is not a part of their religious culture, but fear and atonement of sins, distrust for those outside their race and religion, keeping the company of their likes seems to be their embedded Hindu characteristics.

    Suffering for them is a sacred ritual. Hence suffering under the iron boots of terrorists must have been for the Tamil of the North and East a sacred privilege.

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    NT,

    Thanks.

    It clearly proves MOST Jaffna and Vanni people supported TULF’s Tamil racist and separatist politics.

    1. Jaffna – “Hence 71.8% of the votes were in favour of the TULF.”

    2. Vanni – more than 50% voting for TULF.

    In terms of seats ALL ALL ALL the seats were won by Tamil racist TULF!!

    This is what matters most. Ultimately the parliamentary election is held to appoint MPs!!

    Eastern province has done well because it has Muslims and Sinhalese in larger numbers than in the northern province.

  21. Lorenzo Says:

    “Sri Lanka is the only country that has Tamil as an official language.”

    This is the problem.

    Because Tamil is an official language in SL (not even in India!!!), there is little need for Tamils to integrate into the Sinhala society.

    In France, 250,000 Tamils are VERY FLUENT in French a totally different language!!! No discrimination BS.

    This is the problem with SL.

    SL gives into their demands and therefore they make MORE demands. What’s the point in making demands in India or France where they don’t get ANY!!

  22. Dham Says:

    Dayabaran,
    Thank you for the honest reply.
    “Gratitude” is a key value in Islam too.

    I do not trust HE king Lorenzo’s insistance of supression and endless condemnation will do any good to our aim.
    Buddhism is the answer to this Tamil racism.
    formost, I belive good governance is the key. We never had that. Tamils never allowed this country to progress and so are the greedy Sinhala politicians and Generals.

  23. Fran Diaz Says:

    Nalliah T. refers to two salient characteristics of Tamils. I am assuming he is speaking of the Tamils of the North.

    One characteristic is “lack of Gratitude” for having been saved from the ltte fascist state. Why is that ? Gratitude is the normal emotion for being saved, even from animals. There are plenty of stories of animals that feel grateful for being saved and show their gratitude. If being grateful is a common trait in all of humanity, and is a normal and natural trait, then why is it absent in the Northern Tamils ? We think it is either due to fear or eons of conditioning to obey higher caste Tamil people.
    Or perhaps they had high expectations of a heavenly ‘Eelam on Earth’ and are now disappointed with reality of life. Anyway, whatever the reason, now there is no need to fear, and Northern Tamil people should come out of their fear riddled shells and become normal, happy people.

    The other characteristic Nalliah writes of is Penance. Recognition of one’s own traits that one does not like and removing them gently with kindness toward oneself is better than any painful Penance. We presume that ‘being born into low caste’ is also considered a factor in which Penance plays a role, i.e. pay Penance so that they are not born into low caste in the next birth. There are many Yogic practices that enables one to like oneself better, and stay away from caste bound issues. Tamils who wish to like themselves ought to study Four Great Yogas and practice at least parts of them. Alternatively, study Buddhism which some call ‘purified Hinduism’, and attempt to follow the Teachings of the Buddha.

    No one is perfect. We can only strive to better ourselves through our own efforts.

  24. Fran Diaz Says:

    It is also possible that the Vanni Tamils have a fair number of illegal Tamil migrants from Tamil Nadu, these people having entered Sri Lanka via Mannar during time of ltte rule of the North. Such people would not feel any gratitude at being ‘rescued’.

  25. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentary Group leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan said yesterday that the LTTE was a terrorist outfit which killed Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala leaders and its destruction was inevitable owing to the path it took.

    Participating in the committee stage debate on budget 2013, under the Defence Ministry heading, Rajavarothiam Sampanthan said the following

    : “The LTTE was not created by Tamils but by successive governments in the country. There were legitimate reason for the LTTE to emerge, that was why it became a terrorist organization and started killing Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese leaders and civilians. You call us LTTE proxies. Do you call us LTTE proxies because we did not get killed by the LTTE?”

    “Nobody destroyed the LTTE. They destroyed themselves by not adhering to democracy and human rights. My late colleague Lakshman Kadirgamar was largely responsible for getting international support against the LTTE. If he was alive today, he would be horrified to see what is happening in post war Sri Lanka.”

    “The 30 year war is over and the Tamil people want to put it behind them and move on with their lives.”

    “There is a belief that Tamils do not want the army in the North and East. It is not right. We have never said we don’t want the army in the North and East”

    “What is wrong in a Tamil mother lighting a lamp to remember her dead son. What is wrong in remembering those who died in war? The JVP commemorates their heroes day and nobody complains about it. It is a fundamental right that one can remember.”

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