Cricket for Tamils in Sri Lanka
Posted on October 16th, 2012

Asada M Erpini

 How racists can twist facts to depict non-existent problems! Island Cricket on 16 October has a report of a Tamil, who poses as a cricket fan, lamenting, “Players from Tamil areas are forced to come to Colombo if they are to stand a chance to win international fame in cricket.”

 First and foremost, the man and his supporters should be told firmly that there are no Tamil areas in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has a number of ethnic groups and the legal structure allows Tamils as well any others to live in any part of the country except that the thesawalamai law operating in Jaffna prevents non-Tamils from settling in that region of the country.

 All these days there were cricket fans who were proud to be Sri Lankans. Whenever the Sri Lankan team played, there were the noisy supporters with the Lion Flag in their hands and the team colours proudly daubed on their faces, shouting for Sri Lanka and on behalf of Sri Lanka. None could see the audience going for an ethnic group although when the matches were held in the outstations the local heroes always had a throng of past pupils of their former schools or people from their places of origin vociferously supporting them.

 The real motive of the fraudulent cricket fan above talking to Island Cricket and asking India to get involved in building cricket stadiums in Jaffna, Nuwara Eliya and Trincomalee is blatantly obvious to those who know the facts about Sri Lanka. Although the Tamil “ƒ”¹…”cricket fan’ talks of Tamils having to travel to Colombo to win international fame, the other ethnic groups, too, have to do the same if they wish to train at the Maitland facilities or watch matches at Premadasa or SSC stadiums. The advantage that most Tamils have is that they need to go only from Kotahena, Mattakkuliya,  Bambalapitiya or Dehiwala – over 41% of the population in Colombo is Tamil – to nearby Maligawatte or Maitland Place whereas most non-Tamil cricket fans have to travel a great deal more. The call for cricket facilities for Tamils is only another canard that is being raised by an LTTE activist to push the case of alleged discrimination by the Sinhalese and a missile “”…” pus vedilla – aimed at Sri Lanka to coincide with the UN review of Sri Lanka’s human rights issues that is in the offing.

 It is worth mentioning that Muthiah Muralitharan from Kandy – Murali, as he is fondly referred to by all non-separatist Sri Lankans – has the Pallekele International stadium named after him and Russel Arnold has become a respected cricket commentator, in spite of the alleged lack of opportunities. If the young men and the children in the Northern and Eastern provinces have not achieved international recognition in cricket, and prospects of becoming world beaters such as Murali, it was not because of any organised deprivation of opportunities for sports by the government of Sri Lanka or the Sinhalese. It was just that one unfortunate generation, either though conviction, propagated by Eelam propagandists, or through conscription enforced by a ruthless megalomaniac, opted to  play with guns “”…” not the toy ones but real T55s, Kalashnikovs, RPGs, Johnny mines, etc. bought with the money sent by their brethren in Canada, Germany, Norway, the UK, Australia and other such affluent countries that were ready to accept bogus refugees “”…” and were busy blowing up the innocents to smithereens for almost three decades. Naturally these criminals would not have had the time or the opportunity for cricket as their priority was mayhem and murder.

 The nonsense of Tamil cricket fans asking for India’s help to put up cricket stadiums should be nipped in the bud. Incidentally, India has helped Sri Lanka more than enough in the past: she transformed a bunch of street thugs to well trained and well armed fighting cadres that challenged the armed forces of Sri Lanka, rescued Pirabhaharan when he was about to be caught in the Vadamarachchi Operation in 1987, violated the air space of Sri Lanka in the infamous parippu drop of Rajiv Gandhi on June 4, 1987, and forced a 13th Amendment “”…” the constitution of a nation is amended based on the wishes of its people and is not forced on a hapless nation by an interfering bully from another country –  to the constitution of sovereign Sri Lanka on the threat of invasion. And today, India is busy (or at least claims to be involved in) rebuilding the infrastructure of the North and constructing houses in the North for Tamils “”…” which may not have been necessary at all if the “ƒ”¹…”friendly neighbour’ allowed Sri Lanka to look after its own affairs. In the business and trade fields, nearly every three-wheeler in Sri Lanka is an Indian-made Bajaj, Maruti cars ply the roads in every nook and corner and Indian firms are heavily involved in financing and putting up hotels, residential complexes and shopping malls. If anyone thinks that Sri Lankans believe that all this Indian involvement in Sri Lanka is because it loves the island nation and is out to help the latter to recover from the three decade old devastation, the sun is sure to rise from the West tomorrow.

 A clear message to the Island Cricket cricket fan is, “Sri Lanka is capable of developing its cricket without India’s help, just as the tiny island managed to win the One Day World Cup in 1996 and had reached four limited over finals since, in spite of having to play against the Indians. Going outside cricket, Sri Lanka got rid of the armed wing of the LTTE in spite of the laissez faire attitude of his potential benefactor across the Palk Straits”.

 

 

 

43 Responses to “Cricket for Tamils in Sri Lanka”

  1. crobe Says:

    Majority of the players in the team today are not from Colombo, but they still made it. No matter what is done, the Tamil population will always have that sense of “entitlement”. No one will ever be able to make them happy.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    USUAL Tamil racism at play.

    Now it has crept into cricket!! Curse!

    The short answer is cricket is a gentlemen’s game. It should remain so. FULLSTOP.

    “The nonsense of Tamil cricket fans asking for India’s help to put up cricket stadiums should be nipped in the bud.”

    Absolutely.

    Why not those who complain go to TN (CLOSER than going to Colombo) and join Chen-nai super kings.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    How many obstacles Sanath Jayasuiya, Promodaya, etc. underwent?

    These disguisting racists want SPECIAL TREATMENT.

    The problem is whenever these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS cry for special treatment our damn foolish politicians BEND BACKWARDS (and forward) to satisfy them. But they will never be satisfied unless cricket becomes exclusively for Valla-alla-las only.

    The “national” sport of “Tamil Elam” is Kilithaddu also known as Sakkilithaddu.

    3rd transnational Tamil Elam Kilithaddu competition was held in Canada last spring.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    TAMILS ARE NEVER OUT OF “OUR SOULS ”

    I wonder whether this RSOUL has ever handled a bat. He cannot be a Cricket Fan. May be he is a Thal Fan.

    Cricket Fans do not utter Racist Idealogy. Jaffna Tamil Cricket only.

    This are sole is still in Nandikadal Dreamland of TAMIL AREAS ~~~~ BUFFOON. He has to be a TNA Player.

  5. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    Cricket is a curse of many British slave colonies which include India, Sri lanka..

    Only the former Brit colonies are engulfed with racist strifes, separatist politics, language problems etc..

    Cricket is a colonial master’s game. Now it is played by the slaves of Brits with the same brit mentality. Stop cricket and send all the young fellows for fishing or farming with the money spent on the useless lazy dumbass cricket.

  6. Dham Says:

    There is Angelo Matews who is a Tamil. Muttaiah, Russle Arnold, left arm fast bowler Vinodan John, Neil Chanmugam (to name a few) played for Sri lanka.
    They are asking good stadiums – nothing wrong in that but why asking India ? Ask China. They will build better ones.

    India is ruining our cricket by paying paga to malinga et al.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Sambandan says he was cheated by SL!!!

    Then why live in SL?

    GET OUT!

  8. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    Ranil also tells “he was cheated/disappointed etc..”. Lorenzo ask him to leave to his ancestoral Kerala where he can do fishing with his Mukkuva Clans.

  9. lingamAndy Says:

    Indian involvement in Sri Lanka is because it loves the island nation and is out to help the latter to recover from the three decade old devastation, the sun is sure to rise from the West tomorrow.- We both community know this for last thosand years !( since Ramar time to Rajiv Time) but have we learned anything – NO

    So We have to live with it blam our KARMA !!!
    Yes, Are We not modayas or mudalkal ? No ,no …. We have china to help ….

    We do not need PC or DC , What we need OC (free) !
    God shak go fishing or farming to feed your family !!!

  10. lingamAndy Says:

    M.S.MUDALI, I can not belive you you still answer this Lorenzo ( jocker ) comments !!!

  11. Dham Says:

    Lingam malli,
    “It has been the proud privilege of the Sri Lankans to live in harmony with one another. That has been the basis of Sri Lanka’s culture from the days of Asoka, 2300 years ago. This has been repeatedly declared and practiced. Let us endeavour to rebuild the brotherhood that once existed between the Sinhala and Tamil speaking Sri Lankans. It is the only way forward to usher in peace and prosperity once more to this beautiful country of ours that has been torn apart by war and strife.”

    Beautiful words from NT!
    For this to happen majority race should lead by example ! We must cultivate Sinhala-Buddhist mentality.

    It is not the Sinhala tradition to create a Zionist style killing mentality, it is the LTTE who created this mentality.
    No wonder LorenZion promoting and cultivationg this stupid murderous mentality and making stupid fools to dance to his tune ! This is what I suspected all the time !

    Just because one writes hatred words against Tamils, Muslims we Sinhala Buddhist should not approve it !
    We have our values. We do not have to borrow from Zionist and LTTE culture of killing innocent people and blaming the opposition. We don’t have to even think about ethnic cleansing, practice widely by Zionist state and LTTE.

    We have our ways of figthing and well as our natural way of love and compassion.
    Please dig into your hearts and speak out of valuse you have been brought up, not with foriegn tricks of manupulation.
    That is my wish.

  12. lingamAndy Says:

    Dham Anna , sorry no hardfeel .. My anger same as yours We both community have lived in this island for last thousand of thousand years why we are following this outsiders now ( Indian , chinese …) We both know this is not good sign for our future generation who will blam us ( in our grave yard )!
    LTTE who created this mentality- I am not dening that , Ok
    LTTE finised now ! where we are now aftre three years …. ok atleast are we following any right direction…..

  13. Dham Says:

    LTTE finished but the same Zionist mentality is propagated, cultivated and enriched by LorenZion and MS Mudali.
    We don’t need it !
    We should talk about living in harmony, without India Saranam Gachchami as spoken by Maharaja.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Cricket is about team play. Should the Northerners of Lanka learn to do that ? YES. Cricket is also a gentleman’s Game, played without cheat or deceit, out in the open for everyone to witness.

    Building Cricket Stadiums in the North is not a bad idea either. But, it should be TIED to multi-ethnicity of the North. Every thing done for, given to, the North & East must be tied to MULTI ETHNICITY of those areas. If the North especially wants Stadiums or anything else, it ought to be done AFTER allowing others of Lanka to settle down in those areas and be treated in an amicable fashion, same as in the South of Lanka.

    Sri Lanka Authorities must BARGAIN on this issue, before allowing any houses, stadiums, businesses, etc. be given to the North and East. First allow others to settle in amicably in the North and parts of East, then the goodies are allowed in.

    Only a genuinely multi-ethnic Sri Lanka will flourish. No more ethnic or religion based ghettos in Sri Lanka. Then we can all enjoy a genuine game of Cricket, anywhere in the island.

  15. lingamAndy Says:

    Fran Diaz
    Sri Lanka Authorities must BARGAIN on this issue, before allowing any houses, stadiums, businesses, etc. be given to the North and East- Fully agrred !!!

    Only a genuinely multi-ethnic Sri Lanka will flourish ! this long term permant solution for mother lanka !!!
    Sinhala Sinhala , Sinhala Demila ,Sinhala Muslim – multi-ethnic Sri Lanka
    than change name Sri lanka to Hela Lanka ( Hela in Tamil Eelam like Lanka in Tamil IlankaI ) We all happy to live for ever !!!

    without India Saranam Gachchami as spoken by Maharaja ! Dham I like it the way you said !!!

    Do we have any problm ? NO !!!!

  16. ranjit Says:

    How much in good faith we treat these Tamil terrorists they will never talk good about us or about our country although they were born here. These racists must take their belongings and should go to India to live without bringing unneccessary headaches for our country again and again. We will never give one inch of our country to anybody and will never bow down or give room to do any monkey business hereafter in our blessed land.

    Our country has more freedom than most of the countries in the world and have good environment for every race to live as they prefer and worship any religion freedly. If this guy want’s to play cricket he can join IPL or go and take lessons next door Tamil Nadu. Useless talking about these things because his wishes wont realize in my country. My country is for all to live as one anywhere in the country from Dondra to Kankasanturai in good faith. Love your country of birth if you want to live in our democratic country or get out and live with your ancestors in India. We are capable to build 100 stadiums and we can produce 100 Tamil good cricketers like Our favourite hero “MURALI” if you are good like him.No favours when selecting good cricketers in my homeland. Cricket is open to every individual if he is good at it. If any LTTE terrorist or sympathizer thinks that you can start or do any mischivous thing in my country again just forget it. Lion is awake and alert all the time.

  17. lingamAndy Says:

    ranjit
    How much in good faith we treat these Tamil terrorists they will never talk good about us or about our country although they were born here. -here coming the troble again !!!

    Lion is awake and alert all the time. ! Tiger sleep & dead breaed !! Jeyaveva !!! Nalai pirakkum Thamil Eelam !

    We never learn do we ?lets invit our Indian for so call negosition!!!

  18. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    The majority of congenitally imbecile Tamils still carry that myth of “Tamil areas”.

    To earn money, the clowns have dosai kaddes and sell Murunga in every part of SriLanka. Who has given them the idea that there is a Tamil area in SriLanka? There was never a Tamil region / area in SL, ever, never.

    The region: Weligama-East, Weligama-North, Weligama-South, Weligama-West was twisted and made Weligamam-East, Weligamam-North, Weligamam-South, Weligamam-West, by adding an “M” at the end.

    In Tamil, there is no meaning for Weligamam.

    However, there is a meaning in Sinhala for Weligama.

    There is a place called “Araly” near Jaffna, 8km from Jaffna. There is no meaning for Araly in Tamil. However, there is a place called Araliya in Panadura, and the word carries a meaning in Sinhala.

    At the end, there is no area / region known as Tamil area.

    Let these dupes get up from catnap dreaming!

    Nathan

  19. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    It is an unknown fact as to why GOSL does still tolerate and allow the “Thesavalamai” law to be practiced.

    Of course majority of Tamils would like Thesavalami law to be revoked by act of parliament.

    There can be one law for everyone in one country. SL cannot have a law for muslims and one for Tamils, and one for Portuguese and one for Dutch and one for Britishers. Can we?

    GOSL has been too tolerant for the past 64 years.

    Nathan

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said Kanthar.

    The govt is shameful.

    Yesterday it announced,

    1. KP will be appointed as head of new unit to FURTHER develop north. He is LTTE. He will only serve Tamils.

    2. Parents of every solder from 1983 will get Rs. 750/= gift !! What a bloody insult!!

  21. Marco Says:

    I have not read the comment from the “Tamil” cricket fan to Island Cricket and as a result i would not wish to comment on the umbrage the author took on this cricket fan.
    However, the author states that “Sri Lanka is capable of developing its cricket without India’s help”
    Really?
    If not for India, SLC (through its total financial mismanagement) would have been bankrupt long time ago. India over the past 3- 4 years have been spoon feeding SLC revenue via there rather tedious and monotonous tours to Sri Lanka.
    Admittedly, Sri Lanka has a pool of raw talented cricketers who can achieve greater heights than currently achieved. Regrettably, SLC builds out white elephants without nurturing such talents at grass root level.

    The politicized SL cricket board had the embarrassment of not paying its own cricketers for circa 10 months after the World Cup last year only for the ICC to request the bank details of each player in order they can pay these cricketers directly from the funds due to SLC. How embarrassing was that?
    We have yet to receive the financial report on the recently concluded SLPL.
    As much as i dislike the thought, India is a power house in the cricketing world and able to dictate terms to the ICC.
    On a level playing field our cricketers are capable of winning against the best but no thanks to SLC.

  22. Lorenzo Says:

    Those complaining Tamils can play Kilithaddu instead of cricket which is a gentlemen’s game (until Indians started playing it).

    No need to travel, no balls, bats, wickets, shoes, pads, helmets. For them, Kilithaddu is the sport to play!

    Let other Tamils play cricket while complaining Tamils play Kilithaddu.

  23. ranjit Says:

    Dear Lingam my brother we don’t want any trouble with anyone.We only want to live in peace, that’s it. We sacrificed so many valauble lives to get that peace at the end. So now all our good citizen’s duty is to support each other and build our land together. Our beloved country belongs to all not any particular race. Who ever born in my country has the right to live in peace where ever he chooses. So my dear without fighting for petty things let’s try together to save our land of birth from evil vampires who is trying to create chaos by poisonning minds of our peoples. God save Sri Lanka.

  24. lingamAndy Says:

    ranjit
    let’s try together to save our land of birth from evil vampires who is trying to create chaos by poisonning minds of our peoples. – I am with you !!!

  25. lingamAndy Says:

    Kanthar P Balanathan
    FYI, Lord Bhuddha chose Sri Lanka as Holy Land (instead of India , Pakistan or Nepal) because where real humanbeing lived & are living ( so call Cinhalavarkal) !
    We Tamil spoiled ourself all is our own fauld !!! until We get this one in our heart We(Tamil) won’t live peace fully in mother lanka !

  26. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    Kanthar P Balanathan:
    There is a “NALLUR(UVA)in Panaduara also. It also has a good meaning in Tamil and not in Sinhala.

  27. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    Chavakacheri broken down is Java-ka-cheri.

  28. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    Mr.Mudali

    Thanks and good that you have brought this up that there is a place called Nallur in Panadurai. Well, the truth is that the real name was “Nalluruva”. In Panadura, there is a place called Nalluruwa, which is perceived the real name of the place. There has been places like Java-Ka-cheri, turned into Chavakacheri claiming that it is a Tamil area. Considering the perceived fact that Araliya became, Araly, Weligama became Weligamam, Navaratna became Navaratnam, Rajaratna became Rajaratnam, there is no doubt that Nalluruwa turned to be Nallur.

    It will be good if you visit the following sites to know more about the history of Lanka please.

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2011/08/19/was-nallur-the-capital-of-the-nagas-in-ancient-nakadeepa/
    http://www.worldplaces.net/lka/36/nalluruwa/
    http://dh-web.org/place.names/sites/j1sites.html

    In one of my articles I have stated the following: “In this context, I wish to emphasize that SriLanka was historically a Sinhala country with Sangamitta, (King Asoka’s sibling daughter) later went to SriLanka to spread the teachings of Buddha at the request of King Davanampiya Tissa (250 BC – 210 BC) who was a contemporary of Ashoka (304 BC – 232 BC).

    The Jaffna Kingdom, (1215-1624 CE), also known as Kingdom of Aryachakravarti, of modern northern SriLanka was a historic monarchy that came into existence around the town of Jaffna on the Jaffna peninsula after the invasion of Magha, who is said to have been from Kalinga, in India. The rival Kotte Kingdom eventually overpowered the Jaffna kingdom around 1450. Magha is not Tamil, and Kalinga is definitely not Tamil. It associates with Sinhala people”.

    Tamils in SriLanka, as I have written in my articles, are a mixed race. Please visit http://www.calameo.com/subscriptions/1082493 to read about “Race and Ethnicity reference to SriLanka”.

    Thanks

    Nathan

  29. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    Of course you are right. In ancient Tamil inscriptions/documents, we can see a word CHAVAKAM for JAVA of present day.

    Chavaka Cheri – Cheri is a common word for settlement of people. In Kerala and Tamil nadu we can see hundreds of “CHERI”.

    But what is your explanation for NALLURUWA in Panadura? Further the word PANADURA too have no any Sinhala-ness. PANAN =Boatman; The word YAL PANAM comes from the word YAL PANAN who got the land from the king of A’Pura. Panan+Dura =Panadura : harbour of Panan. Tamils uses word such VANNAN DURAI = DHOBI HARBOUR but it is not a harbour but a place of WATER used to clean cloths by washermen. In simple usage the word THURAI or DURAI =துறை is a place edging water.

  30. lingamAndy Says:

    M.S.MUDALI / Kanthar P Balanathan
    FYI , in English time( 1800 to 1948) potage stamp have half negat Sri lankan woman pixs . so please just imaging tousand of years before do you thing We would have language or any diversity in our Lankan society – NO

    We all are Hela Nation ( Yes, agrred also imigrated people ( TN , Kerala , muslim etc…) also mixed with local people – like We Sri Lankan Tamil in Western world (1 million people) now ) !

    Like Kavinger Parathiyar song – Chinhala (Hela) naddukku or palam Amaippopom ( We build bridge(love bridge) to Sinhala Nation)!

    So We Tamil live in Mother lanka have live in real world (not in kokku land)
    Mother lanka is belong to Hela Nation ( Hela meaning in Tamil Eelam ) & Lanka is Holy land of Bhuddha !!!
    We Tamil should learn to live with other society in Mother lanka with out loosing our identity !!!

    Like Our Head of leader Mr Sampanthan (who he can speck Sinhala) should talk to Amaththuru(Piggu) MP siting next to him to bring our home to see real problm We are facing no point to talk to Obama or Mr Singh !!

  31. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    Mudali

    Unfortunately, my comment was not published.

    Thanks and good that you have brought this up that there is a place called Nallur in Panadurai. Well, the truth is that the real name was “Nalluruva”. In Panadura, there is a place called Nalluruwa, which is perceived the real name of the place. There has been places like Java-Ka-cheri, turned into Chavakacheri claiming that it is a Tamil area. It will be good if you visit the following sites to know more about the history of Lanka please.

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2011/08/19/was-nallur-the-capital-of-the-nagas-in-ancient-nakadeepa/
    http://dh-web.org/place.names/sites/j1sites.html

    “In this context, I wish to emphasize that SriLanka was historically a Sinhala country with Sangamitta, (King Asoka’s sibling daughter) later went to SriLanka to spread the teachings of Buddha at the request of King Davanampiya Tissa (250 BC – 210 BC) who was a contemporary of Ashoka (304 BC – 232 BC).

    The Jaffna Kingdom, (1215-1624 CE), also known as Kingdom of Aryachakravarti, of modern northern SriLanka was a historic monarchy that came into existence around the town of Jaffna on the Jaffna peninsula after the invasion of Magha, who is said to have been from Kalinga, in India. The rival Kotte Kingdom eventually overpowered the Jaffna kingdom around 1450. Magha is not Tamil, and Kalinga is definitely not Tamil. It associates with Sinhala people”.

    Our languages were derived from Brahmi. No point in claiming everything is Tamil.

    Thanks

    Nathan

  32. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    Mudali

    You are banking on Nalluruwa. Pundit AM Gunesekera (1890s) had suggested that Nalluruva was originally ‘Yahapura’
    Most of Tamil words are Sanskrit born or Brahmi origin. What is your explanation to Araly and Weligamam? According to history, north was a Buddhist Sinhala region.

    Are you saying that SriLanka belongs to Tamils because of a few words? The kings who invaded Lanka are not Tamils. Even Pallavas language was Prakrit and Cholas was Pali.

    What I am saying is that there is no place in Lanka that Tamils can claim that it is theirs. Lanka belongs to SriLankan. Tamils if they do not like to live can go to Tamil Nadu.

  33. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    Mudali

    “In this context, I wish to emphasize that SriLanka was historically a Sinhala country with Sangamitta, (King Asoka’s sibling daughter) later went to SriLanka to spread the teachings of Buddha at the request of King Davanampiya Tissa (250 BC – 210 BC) who was a contemporary of Ashoka (304 BC – 232 BC).

    The Jaffna Kingdom, (1215-1624 CE), also known as Kingdom of Aryachakravarti, of modern northern SriLanka was a historic monarchy that came into existence around the town of Jaffna on the Jaffna peninsula after the invasion of Magha, who is said to have been from Kalinga, in India. The rival Kotte Kingdom eventually overpowered the Jaffna kingdom around 1450. Magha is not Tamil, and Kalinga is definitely not Tamil. It associates with Sinhala people”.

    Our languages were derived from Brahmi. No point in claiming everything is Tamil.

  34. Vis8 Says:

    Ananda College, the icon of Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, initiated an annual cricket match with Jaffna Hindu College, the icon of Hindu schools, a month ago. This is a step in the right direction:
    “Ananda Jaffna Hindu Cricket encounter for V.T.S.Sivagurunathan trophy

    History was created when the inauguration of Ananda-Jaffna Hindu Cricket encounter for V.T.S. Sivagurunathan trophy got off to a fine tart, amidst rain, at Ananda Mawatha in Colombo, on 7th September, 2012, at 9.00am , with the participation of many distinguished Old Boys from both schools.

    The Chief Guest of the occasion was the Senior Minister, Dr.Tissa Witharana who is an Old Anandian and a past colorsman in Cricket. Late Mr. Sivagurunathan was an Old Boy of Jaffna Hindu College and later served in the tutorial staff of Ananda for 25 years as a brilliant teacher, mostly during Kularatne era.

    To mark the occasion, a grand dinner was held at the Upper Crystal Ballroom of Hotel Taj Samudra on Friday the 7th September. Invitations were extended to a few prominent Old Boys of Jaffna Hindu with the pride of place given to Justice K.Sripavan, a senior Supreme Court Judge and a fine product of Jaffna Hindu College. Justice Sripavan was the Chief Guest at the dinner. The other invitees were JHC Principal, Mr.V.Ganesharajah, the Principal of Ananda College, Mr.L.M.D.Dharmasena and the Coaches, Masters in charge of Cricket and cricketers from the two schools. A few Anandian National Cricketers, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Thilina Kandamby and Sachitra Senanayake as well as former National player and Secretary Sri LankaCricket Nishantha Ranatunga graced the occasion, as special invitees.:

  35. Kanthar P Balanathan Says:

    Let us all Tamils forget, that we are Tamils, and free ourselves from the mindset of regional possessiveness, because there is none. We are all SriLankan and our goal is to march towards developing the great island of paradise to a higher, self-sufficient, economically, and technologically advanced nation. SriLanka can do more than what we think. If not there would not have been invasions.

    Even today, superpowers are interested in SriLanka, not Tamils.

    As vis8 said, the Schools in the North and South could have inter school matches, and shift the location of the match each year. I am sure Ananda, Nalanda, Richmond College, Galle, and other schools could play matches with St. Johns College, Jaffna Central, and other schools etc. rather than northern schools playing among themselves.

    All SriLankan should think one and one only. We are all SriLankan. Every American thinks that he is an American first. Every Indian thinks that he is an Indian first.

    First of all WE call upon Hon Mr.Sampanthar to think and live that he is a SriLankan.

    Thanks

    Nathan

  36. Voice123 Says:

    MUDALI,
    Interesting observation about Pana Durai. And dont forget Wellewatte has no meaning in Sinhala. It is from “Wellei” + “Vattam”, meaning in Tamil – White + Circle. The origin of this name was when the white man (Velleikaran) drew a circle on a map and said this is the traditional homeland of the Tamil people, in other words “Eelam”. Wellawatta has no meaning whatsoever for Sinhala or Burghers or any other non-Tamils in the neighbourhood.

  37. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    Balanathan:
    “Nalluruwa” and “Yahapura” have nothing in common.

    In Jaffna peninsula most (90%) of the place names are not Tamil. Sinhala place names are more in Jaffna than Tamil. Some are Oriyan names.

    Sangamitta’s arrival has nothing to do with the Sinhala language.

    In my view Sinhala is “NATIVE” to Sri lanka. In North India no traces of Sinhala is found. I found some traces of Sinhala in Kerala. In Kerala “BITHTHI” is for wall. Sinhala “adhyaapana”(education) is the same in Kerala. Likewise many such words we can find in Kerala.

    Kalinga Magha invaded Sri lanka and established the Jaffna Kingdom. But he brought the Kings of Kerala to rule Jaffna. That is why the throne name was PARA RAJASEKARAN AND JEGA RAJASEKARAN. No such names availabale in Tamil Royal dynasties.

    King Rajasekara Varman started his rule in Kerala in the late 9th century. He was of Pallava origin. After the defeat of Pallavas in Tamil country some of the Pallava Royals moved to kerala and he was the originator of KOLLAM ERA.

    That is why those Jaffna kings too known as ARYA chakravarthies. They belong to NANTHI GOTHRA and Bharadwaja Gothra.

    How can you tell Kalingas associated with Sinhalese? That is a fun. But the Kalinga soldiers came with Magha settled in Jaffna. Later they got the Tamilised name “Mada Palli.(Magadha Pali). The first census of the simon Cassie Chetty mentions the Mada Pallis were the majority in Jaffna. The “full” throttled Tamilization happened in Jaffna during the DUTCH period.

    When the Dutch moved the administration from GOA to MADRAS, they brought TAMIL CHRISTIAN teachers to teach and convert the Jaffna population. That is the way Jaffna became TAMIL. Tamil population also lived in Jaffna but they were minority.

    I dont claim everything is Tamil but you misunderstand. Tamil, Sinhala and Malayalam were born out of HELA. The script was Southern Brahmi.

    In Malayalam the letters ഗ , ശ , o are in usage. How? But Sinhalese claim they have no connection with s/india but all the Kings/Queens had marriage connections with the Royal houses of Tamil nadu only.

    The founder of Kung-Fu and the author of Mahavamsa (Mahanama) came from the same Pallava Royal houses of Tamil country.

    In Sri Lanka every thing is not TAMIL or Sinhalese. That is why Tamil place names and Sinhala place names are existing.

    The word KANDY is used by Sinhalese and Malayalees only now. Mannar is another place name and it exists in Kerala and Sri Lanka.

    Sinhalese cannot tell they are ARYANS and Tamils are dravidians. That is a mis-construed story. In Jaffna KALINGAS became Tamils and Malayalees and Tamils in the south became Sinhalese. This is the reality. If we understand these simple facts, no problem in living together!

  38. Dham Says:

    Mu_Dalit,
    This is the very problem you have. I agree there are so many similar words in malayalam. Even the writing looks similar. So what ?
    But what you don’t understand is,
    Sinhala people are least bothered with these rubbish. We don’t care whether we came from Kerala or Thuthukudi.
    We don’t commit suicide and kill others because we are Sinhala.
    We are not a racial concious race.
    There is no point telling you this because your head is tuned differently.

  39. Dham Says:

    Vis8,
    Good news indeed.

  40. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    Dham:
    When did you become the speaker for Sinhalese?

    When you come across the truths, your mind get agitated because Sinhalese like you lives with cooked up stories.

    Are you joking here that “We are not a racial concious race”? Then you write here how you Sinhalese become Arya Sinhala? Your statement is not true. 1958 or 1983 dont support your statement.

    Sinhalese and Tamils must leave their racist cocoons in order to live in peace.

  41. Dham Says:

    Mu_Dalit,’
    Are you the biggest fool ? I categorically said “Sinhala people are least bothered with these rubbish”.
    I mean it and I know that even we learned , heard and studieid history we are not enslave by someone else’s words.

    How do you know “Sinhala Buddhist mind” when you are an Indian man ?

    ” Tamils must leave their racist cocoons in order to live in peace. ” – Fully agreed – Remove Sinhala people from your corrupt mind and enjoy freedonm and TRUTH.
    You mind is beyond repair but you must try.

  42. M.S.MUDALI Says:

    You are really a fool again. How do you know that I am an Indian man? My ancestor bhikku Mahanama wrote the mahavansa and the Sinhala fools carry it as their racist political bible. Hahahaha

  43. lingamAndy Says:

    Dham / M.S.MUDALI
    Brothers You both want good thing for Mother lanka but your ( Karma) eego not want to unit to achieve your objective !!! that in united Motherr Lanka !
    We do not want to accept but We know very well , We both community are equal rasict bus***rds! We have to live with it !!!
    unity in diversity no short cut !

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