GOSL delisted LTTE fronts have not changed – sowing seeds of Disharmony again
Posted on October 23rd, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

 The Sri Lankan government by a extraordinary gazette in November 2015 delisted 8 organizations that had been listed in 2014 as LTTE fronts supplying material support to the LTTE under UNSC Resolution 1373. The reason for the delisting was given as in the spirit of reconciliation. The Foreign Minister’s response was that there was no tangible evidence to link these groups to LTTE & meant to only “build up the hysteria about the LTTE regrouping”. Alas, Reconciliation has reached stupendous heights. Now these delisted groups are launching books titled Proliferating Buddhist Structures in Tamil Homeland sowing the seeds of Disharmonyonce again steering a propaganda of lies from foreign climes where these members are all foreign citizens having forfeited their Sri Lankan citizenship.

1.      Global Tamil Forum (GTF),

2.    British Tamil Forum (BTF),

3.      National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT),

4.      Tamil Youth Organization (TYO),

5.      World Tamil Coordinating Committee (WTCC),

6.      Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC),

7.    Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), and

8.      Tamil National Council (TNC)

In April 2014 16 LTTE fronts and over 400 individuals were declared LTTE fronts incorporating UNSC Resolution 1373. No country where these organizations and most of these individuals are domiciled investigated them for LTTE links and providing material support. Therefore, the legal case filed to list them as LTTE fronts remain valid until investigations are held to claim the contrary. In such a scenario it is precarious that these very entities are canvassing and lobbying the UNHRC to release LTTE cadres, reduce military in the North & East, repeal the PTA, change country laws, stop Sinhala colonization which has now been elevated to stop Buddhisization. Look at their websites and the statements issued to realize where all these demands are going. Release LTTE cadres, give amnesty to LTTE cadres who have fled, remove all military presence in areas where LTTE prevailed – remove Sinhalese villagers – dilute country’s terror laws, weaken the country’s new constitution and separatism will become automatic.

They say a tiger never changes its stripes. Proven correct by the latest jaunt – a book launch by the British Tamil Forum in the UK on 24th October 2016, at the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2LW. Entrance is free.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/proliferating-buddhist-structures-in-tamil-home-land-book-launch-event-tickets-28459476059?aff=erellivmlt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y30QX8th_Q

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/05/30/buddhism-in-ancient-jaffna/

Not stopping there another delisted LTTE front – Australian Tamil Congress also launched the same book on 23rd October 2016 at the Toowong Senior Citizens Hall, in Australia. Refugee Action Collective organizers of the event have inserted a footnote that the event is about Sri Lankan government has been using Buddhism as a political weapon against the Tamils” – Buddhism is the most non-violent religion/philosophy in the world. It is the only religion that treats all sentient beings including animals with humanity and compassion. Unlike the Abrahamic religions there is not one word in any of the Buddhist texts that speaks a word of violence, war or killing except in self-defence.

It is a pity that these delisted entities living in foreign countries, holding foreign passports are again upto mischief not allowing the citizens of the country they left to live in peace and take care of their affairs on their own. Even Britain and its citizens have issues, no country in the world does not have issues. Look at the issues coming out of America during elections. Is the solution to divide nations along ethnic and linguistic lines while at the same time preaching peaceful CO-EXISTENCE? The UN tried ethno-linguistic divisions with both Kosovo and South Sudan and both these experiments have proven miserable failures. Intervention & occupations have not solved anything too – Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Haiti are all excellent examples. Unnecessarily civilians are getting killed, even US soldiers, British Troops and NATO soldiers are getting killed for illegal wars most of which have been based on lies.

Returning to the question of homeland – there is no such Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka. Tamils never evolved in Sri Lanka. Tamils evolved in British created India not Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu State is where 72million of the worlds 76million live and where the initial self-determination for a Tamil homeland began. The same ethnic group cannot claim homeland in 2 different countries. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/10/07/we-have-a-problem-can-the-same-ethnic-group-demand-homelandself-determination-in-2-different-countries/

There are enough of historical, archaeological, hydraulic evidence to showcase that Sinhalese had a civilization in the North since 5th century BC far before Tamils arrived from South India.  

·         Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka is nothing but a myth – http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/02/20/demolishing-the-tamil-homeland-myth  

·         Sri Lanka as an island nation was ruled by the Sinhale kings. The country was divided for administrative purposes only. Jaffna was a sub-kingdom under the Kotte King and thereafter the Kandy King proof of which is confirmed in the Temporal & Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon by Portuguese Father De Queyroz. http://www.sinhalanet.net/jaffna-was-a-kinglet-subject-to-the-kandyan-kingdom-military-expedition-under-mudaliar-attapattu-despatched-by-kandyan-king-senerath-to-defend-jaffna-tamils-from-portuguese-conquest-in-1619-is-furthe

·         The East was never part of any Tamil Kingdom and was always ruled by the Kandy Kings.

·         The report by late Cyril Mathew sent to UNESCO in 1983 gives an excellent account of ancient Buddhist monasteries, Buddhist temples and Buddhist architectures that had been prevalent for centuries and which were targets of vandalism by Tamils in both the North & East. Destruction of cultural property is a war crime. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/04/26/unp-mp-cyril-mathew-report-to-unesco-proof-sinhalese-were-living-in-the-north-before-tamils/  

·         Tamils (Malabars) brought from South India. Tamils were known as Malabars and the use of Ceylon Tamils was only after 1911.

·         http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/02/08/wigneswaran-should-know-eelam-ceylon-tamil-ethnicity-is-only-105-years-old/ http://www.sinhalanet.net/east-is-also-ready-for-malabar-settlements-as-was-done-in-jaffna-british-viscount-torrington-writes-in-1848-ceylonsri-lanka

The well-funded campaigns of lies and myths cannot usurp historical facts which are collaborated by foreign historians and even memos and historical writings of all 3 colonial occupiers.

Book launches as the one by delisted LTTE fronts are purposely intended to confuse and fool both Western readers and gullible Sri Lankans who spare little time to read and understand the extent of Buddhist structures which remain even after consistent South Indian invasions and colonial occupiers attempted to wipe out the Buddhist history & Buddhist civilization that existed in the North and East and throughout Sri Lanka. Facts are stubborn to accept but myths and lies should never be entertained.

De-listed LTTE fronts stand exposed.

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Shenali D Waduge

§  http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/09/12/message-for-c-v-wigneswaran-from-sinhala-youth/

§  The original Jaffna – http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/09/07/the-kingdom-of-jaffna/

§  http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/07/02/sinhala-place-names-in-ancient-jaffna/

§  http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/06/29/hinduism-in-british-ceylon/

§  http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/06/19/sinhala-and-sinhaladvipa/

§  https://lrrp.wordpress.com/2006/02/01/tamilisation-and-sinhalisatation-by-kamalika-pieris/

8 Responses to “GOSL delisted LTTE fronts have not changed – sowing seeds of Disharmony again”

  1. Hiranthe Says:

    Thank you Shenali for exposing these rogue organisations, those who are full of educated Tamils who received free education all the way upto university degrees from Mother Lanka. These selfish people have no limit to their venom and as many moderate Tamis say, it is in their blood and no one can help unless they realise themselves.
    By seeing these things day by day we get more and more frustrated that GOSL will not come forward to defend Mother Lanka.
    We should have an action group who promptly respond and expose these cunning hyenas. Probably Global Sri Lankan Forum will do it for Mother Lanka.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    There is no Tamil Homeland! It is a completely bogus invention. Even the most recent Pandyan invasion just prior to the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century by Aryachakravarthi only invaded the Jaffna peninsula only and the settlement of the Jaffna peninsula was very sparse. All earlier invasions by the Cholas etc. they invaded Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa and these was for short periods of time and there were no settlements whatsoever at all as a result. Most Tamils were brought over by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British to work on Tobacco and Indigo plantations set up by the Portugese and the Dutch after the 16th century.

    There were from around 600BC over 43 attempted invasions of the island by the Chola, Kalinga, Pandya, Vijayanagar and other South and Indian Kingdoms etc. However only six succeeded. There was one invasion by a Malayan kingdom too. These were during Sinhala Kings Walagamba, Dhutugemunu, Dhathusena, Vijayabahu I, Parakramabahu II, Buvanekabahu V and Parakramabahu VI times. However invaders invaded Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa and stayed only for a short period of time and left the island once they were overwhelmed. There were no settlements due to these invasions except the very last invasion by Aryachakravarthi of the Jaffna Peninsula.

    When looking at Sri Lanka’s history, it is extremely obvious that from 600BC to around 1400AD there were three kingdoms, all Sinhala Buddhist, Ruhuna, Pihiti or Rajarata and Maya or Malayarata. Rajarata encompassed today’s North Central, North Western, Northern and even the Central Province. Ruhunu rata encompassed today’s Uva, Eastern and Southern Provinces. The Kandyan Kingdom from 1400AD encompassed most of the island inclusive of today’s Northern and the Eastern Provinces except for the Jaffna Peninsula. Even the Jaffna Peninsula was invaded and occupied by force by Aryachakravarthi (Pandyan) and actually did belong to Rajarata earlier and later the Kandyan Kingdom.

    Today’s provincial boundaries were drawn up by the British colonialists as per their divide and rule policy and the Sinhala people were not consulted when drawing up these provincial boundaries. In the meantime, most Sri Lankan Tamils of today were actually brought over during Dutch and British times to the Jaffna Peninsula and elsewhere to work on tobacco and indigo plantations which were planted extensively in all the colonies since they were much sought after and made a lot of money for the colonialists. Therefore they are recent arrivals and cannot claim homelands or separate states whatsoever.

    The usual practice when a colonial power hands over their former colonies is to hand it over to its original owners. Therefore the British colonialists should hand over the Kandyan Kingdom to the Kandyan Sinhalese from whom they took it by force. Since the Kandyan Kingdom encompassed the North and the East, these provinces too should be handed over to the Kandyan Sinhalese who are its rightful owners. Even the Jaffna Peninsula should be handed over to the Kandyan Sinhalese since it was part of Rajarata and was forcefully occupied by Aryachakravarthi (Pandyan).

    Since this has now been done already, the TNA, other separatists or the US, UK EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden and India cannot demand that present day Northern or even the Eastern provinces be provided any more powers or be made into federal states since this is totally going against the history and archaeology of the island and totally going against the rights of the Sinhala people who also have fundamental rights to claim the entire island inclusive of the North and the East as their homeland first and foremost.

    History which was dropped as a subject should be taught at school since Sri Lanka has a very long history and it is very beneficial for the next generation to learn the history and archaeology of the island based on actual archaeological findings, archaeological ruins, artefacts, stone inscriptions, ola leaf writings and so on. Otherwise people will believe any bogus history invented by interested parties to their benefit, not based on facts but invented for their own nefarious purposes. Today these settlers such as the Sri Lankan Tamils are inventing history for their own purposes without any archaeological evidence whatsoever to back up such bogus claims. Therefore it is imperative that history is taught as a subject in school as soon as possible.

  3. plumblossom Says:

    The Sri Lankan Tamils demanding a ‘Tamil homeland’ is a bogus demand as per the history and archaeology of the country. Even a few months back, a discovery was made of an archaeological site in Anuradhapura dating back to 800BC and included beads, pottery etc. Anuradhapura was a large village by 900BC and there was an expansion into a city by 600BC. There is plenty of evidence of pre-historic cave discoveries such a the Fa Hien caves, the Bellanbendi pellessa and other cave discoveries especially in the wet zone of pre-historic sites or iron age and stone age discoveries (due to the clay in the wet zone preserving such sites well). The oldest skeleton found on the island is 37,000 years old. We know there were four tribes Yaksha, Naga, Raksha and Deva and around 600BC there was an influx of people from India, possibly Bengal or Orissa. These people together with the four tribes Yaksha, Naga, Raksha and Deva together then formed the Sinhala nation. This is why Anuradhapura which was a village by 900BC expanded into a city by 600BC.

    Does all this archaeological evidence not prove that the Sinhala people are the descendants of the indigenous people of the island i.e. the yakshas, Nagas, Rakshas and Devas? Much later by around the 16th century due to the Aryachakravarthi invasion of the Jaffna Peninsula the Sri Lanka Tamils migrated but into the Jaffna peninsula only. Later during the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial times, there were further migrations of Sri Lankan Tamils (called Malabars meaning those from the Malabar coast of India) for purposes of planting tobacco and indigo brought in by the colonialists.

    Of course other people such as the Arab traders, Malays, then the Burgers (descendants of colonisers) also migrated to the island too.

    Does this not then prove that this island inclusive of the North and the East is the homeland of all its people? So is this demand for a separate state by the Sri Lankan Tamils (called Malabars meaning those from the Malabar coast of India), descendants of recent migrations to the island, not absurd and unacceptable?

    Let us state in the constitution that this island is the homeland of all its people, for the sake of justice and fairplay, by everyone concerned.

  4. plumblossom Says:

    There are further historical facts and figures which prove that this ‘Tamil homeland’ demand is completely bogus. Apart from many Buddhist ruins, a very important part of the Sinhala Buddhist civilization which is the extensive hydraulic system that still prevails in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The Sinhala kings built over 10,000 (please check this figure in research papers for accuracy) large, medium and small scale irrigation reservoirs in Rajarata and Ruhuna encompassing today’s, North Central, North, Eastern, North Western provinces. For example Yodha Wewa Reservoir in today’s Mannar in the North was built by the Sinhala King Dathusena. The Pavatkulam Reservoir in Vavuniya in the North was built by the Sinhala King Mahasen. The Kanthale Reservoir in the East was built by Sinhala King Agbo II. All of the irrigation reservoirs present in the North Central, North, North Western and East were built by Sinhala Kings.

    In fact, to get the water to flow out of the reservoirs in a smooth manner, the Sinhala Engineers invented the biso kotuwa or the besi kotuwa (as in wathura besi kotuwa), a type of valve pit, or a type of water outlet out falling from the reservoir where water pressure can be managed so as not to damage the tank bund. Another use of the Sinhala irrigation engineer was the anicut where a river’s water was diverted using a dam type structure built across the river partially blocking the river flow and diverting the water into open channel flow canals.

    The amazing and extensive irrigation system in Sri Lanka’s dry zone encompassing today’s North Central, North, East and North Western Provinces encompassing over 10,000 (please check this figure for accuracy) large, medium and small scale reservoirs, open channel flow canals etc. was built by the Sinhala Kings.

    Therefore there is no doubt whatsoever that there was a Sinhala Buddhist civilization encompassing today’s North Central, North, East and North Western Provinces, even just by considering this extensive irrigation reservoir system. R.L. Brohier , H.C.P. Bell, D.LO. Mendis, Henry Parker and many archaeologists, irrigation engineers and surveyors have written many books and research papers on this subject. In fact even the British Governor at the time Sir Henry Ward marvelled at the ingenious Sinhala irrigation engineer and wrote on the subject and Even Sir Emerson Tennent, another British Governor marvelled at the ingenious Sinhala irrigation engineer and wrote on the subject. In fact, the Sinhala irrigation engineer was a master of hydraulics. Not only that, extensive data on rainfall patterns would have had to be collected to figure out the capacity of the irrigation reservoirs. Very accurate surveying of the lay of the land would have had to be carried out to come up with very accurate contour maps in order to figure out the placing of the reservoirs and the traces of the open channel flow canals.

  5. plumblossom Says:

    This stupid rapporteur should realise that the TNA and its fascist, racist supporters are trying to ethnic cleanse the North of Sinhala people. This should not be tolerated. Buddha statues are being attacked, buses are stoned, Bogaswewa Sinhala villagers are threatened to leave by TNA councillors. Kokeliya village’s Sinhala people are threatened by TNA supporters to leave, the chief priest of Asirimalai ancient Buddhist temple is being attacked by TNA supporters, Nagaviharaya ancient Buddhist temple is not allowed to build its Buddha statue, the navy and army members are attacked for no reason by the TNA inclusive of Sampanthan himself, and the list goes on.

    The treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala must tell the TNA that there should be security and freedom for the indigenous Sinhala people to live in peace in the North. The over 135,000 Sinhala people and their decedents ethnically cleansed from the North and the Batticaloa district in the 1980s should be resettled in the North and in the Batticaloa District immediately.

    In a way it is good that these racists are showing what they are capable of. The treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala and this UNP government should not provide any more powers to provincial councils in a new constitution since this will only pave way for the TNA and Vigneshwaran to ethnically cleanse the entire North and even the East of Sinhala people, the indigenous people of the island. Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne the godfather of the new constitution, should ensure that provincial councils are not provided any more powers at all. Otherwise the indigenous Sinhala people will definitely be ethnically cleansed from the North by Vigneshwaran and the TNA for sure.

  6. plumblossom Says:

    The writer has got a few facts wrong I think. It is the Aryachakravarthi invasion (Pandyan invasion) of the Jaffna peninsula where the first settlements of Tamils took place in the island. However Aryachakravarthi only invaded the Jaffna peninsula and not the mainland. At that time the Jaffna peninsula was an island and not connected to the mainland. This happened not around the 13th century but during the late 15th century just prior to the arrival of the Portuguese. Therefore the first Tamil settlements happened in the late 15th century only and even then Jaffna was quite sparsely populated. It is later on with the colonization of the Portuguese, Dutch and British that the Malabars, meaning those people form the Malabar coast of India, were brought over to work in tobacco and indigo plantations of the Dutch and the British into the Jaffna peninsula.

    This is attested by historical evidence since the oldest historical evidence of any Tamil people’s settlements in the Jaffna peninsula are during Aryachakravarthi’s times i.e. the late 15th century and later. Prior to that, all archaeological finds in the Jaffna peninsula and the entire Northern province is Sinhala or Buddhist. There is no doubt whatsoever that almost all archaeological evidence is of a Sinhala Buddhist civilization throughout the island inclusive of the Jaffna peninsula until the 16th century and even later. I think it is best to talk to the Department of Archaeology about this to verify these facts. Actually the Department of Archaeology should let Vigneshwaran, Sambanthan, Sumanthiran and all bous Eelamists know these important facts.

  7. plumblossom Says:

    There is a National Geographic article is full of lies in the November 2016 issue of the National Geographic. It is overseen by that Samantha Power. All the statistics provided in the article are completely bogus and total lies. Sinhala people and Sinhala Buddhists are depicted as demons or worse. I think it is extremely racist towards the Sinhala people and beyond racist, it is insulting. I think it is fair to say the article is written to persecute the Sinhala people. The previous government is demonised. The Sri Lankan Armed Forces are depicted as demons and worse.

    I think the idiotic Sri Lankan Government should take up the grossly insulting contents of this article with the highest levels of the US Government. Failure to do so will mean almost endorsing all the untruths that have been written there. This Yahapalanaya Government is without a doubt the most treacherous government to ever govern Sri Lanka to our great misfortune. They will end up endorsing an Eelam as the US imperialists want the way things are going.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    All Tamil organisations exist to fight CASTE WARS in Tamil Nadu and to collect money to buy over VIPs, with some pocket stuffing for their own leaders.

    The Tamil organisations everywhere spring up like mushrooms when the ‘season’ is right, politically speaking.

    The fight for Eelam is an excuse to gain foreign backing and media attention whilst erasing the CASTE status of low Caste folk. The main fight, always is – CASTE WARS in Tamil Nadu.

    If Eelam happens in Lanka, then through Tamil Nadu and INDIA, CASTE will be reimposed on the Tamils of Eelam. Tamils of Eelam will then flee Eelam into the rest of Lanka. Can Lanka bear the brunt of such an onslaught ?

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