Posted on September 16th, 2013

Chaminda Perera in Jaffna Courtesy The Daily News

* Massive exodus from party fold
* Local leaders ditch TNA, join govt

A majority of TNA supporters are being marginalised by the TNA leadership for being -Ëœlow caste-â„¢ and they have started leaving the party in droves, many leaders of local government bodies controlled by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) stated yesterday.

These local government leaders said the TNA has allocated only two seats for so called -Ëœlow castes-â„¢ in the nomination list for the Northern provincial council election, although they (-Ëœlow castes-â„¢) constitute over 50 percent of the population in the peninsula.

They said the TNA-â„¢s political culture is such that it denied basic human rights, dignity and self-respect of all people in the Jaffna peninsula. Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha Vice Chairman Mannikkam Logasingham who joined the UPFA ranks on Saturday at a massive rally held at the Duraiappa Stadium under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the TNA has allocated only two slots for so called -Ëœlow caste-â„¢ people in every Pradeshiya Sabha controlled by them though the so called -Ëœlow castes-â„¢ have topped the over 50 percent mark.

Logasingham, an economics teacher by profession, said the TNA has degenerated to such a low level as to divide the people of their own race on caste lines.

-TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran wanted me to contest the election under the TNA banner and my name was initially included in the list,- he said Logasingham said but to his dismay, party officials informed him that they were able to allocate only two seats for so called -Ëœlow caste-â„¢ Tamils in the nomination and the party hierarchy decided to remove his name from the list.

He was of the view that the people of so called -Ëœlow caste-â„¢ should have at least 50 percent representation in the nomination list, if the TNA is so concerned of the caste of its supporters.

He said the UPFA is a broad alliance which is accommodating people of all communities irrespective of their social differences. Logasingham said the country-â„¢s development is assured under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose administration treats people of all communities equally.

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18 Responses to “TNA RACIST, NOW CASTEIST”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    ANYBODY bearing WEAPONS against the State can be killed without ANY questions, whatever. Therefore, let us view 4,000 Eelamists taking up arms again, as a GOLDEN opportunity to COMPLETE the JOB of wiping out the Eelamists who escaped from Mullaitivu-pocket in the guise of REFUGEES!

    As in the USA, THREE STRIKES and YOU ARE OUT! TWO strikes down now, ONE Strike to Go!

    They are SLUMBERING in La La Land if they think that the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and the GOSL leadership are STILL THE SAME weak kneed idiots they faced in the past.

    Please do give us the NECESSARY & SUFFICIENT LEGAL JUSTIFICATION to FINISH the JOB, will ya?

    Sri Lanka fears regrouping of 4K LTTE cadre

    By P K Balachandran – COLOMBO
    New Indian Express

    September 16, 2013

    The Commander of the Sri Lankan army in the Jaffna peninsula, Maj Gen Mahinda Hathurusinghe, said, with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) glorifying the slain Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in its campaign for the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections, there was a possibility of reactivating about 4,000 former Tiger combatants, who are still at large.

    “There are about 4,000 former cadre of the LTTE who have not undergone rehabilitation. These could be mustered by the TNA leadership,” Gen Hathurusinghe told Express over phone from Jaffna.

    He had earlier told Sunday Leader that in view of the utterances of the TNA leaders and the possibility of the reactivating un-rehabilitated ex-LTTE combatants, he was thinking of requesting the Defence Secretary to open more army camps in the Jaffna peninsula.

    The Lankan army and the Colombo-based media are alarmed by a recent speech made by the TNA’s chief ministerial candidate C V Wigneswaran at Valvettithurai, the birthplace of Prabhakaran. Wigneswaran had said: “Prabhakaran is indeed a hero. President Mahinda Rajapaksa knows that the LTTE leader Prabhakaran was a warrior. I am not the only person who is of this opinion. The President of the country Mahinda Rajapaksa has also recognized Prabhakaran as a great hero. I speak out on the soil of the birth of Prabhakaran. He is not a terrorist.”

    “When Prabhakaran was alive, the President came forward on his own to grant 13 Amendment plus (an improved devolution package). Now that Prabhakaran is no more, the President has begun to speak of 13 Amendment minus and even to the extent of saying there is no such thing as the 13th Amendment. This is because President Rajapaksa accepted Prabhakaran as a hero. He came forward to yield concessions to the Tamils. But he is not prepared for it now. Prabhakaran is not a terrorist. He was a hero and a warrior who fought for the liberation of the Tamils.”

    Wigneswaran’s speech was distributed in other parts of Jaffna and some TNA activists were arrested in this connection.

    Southern politicians and media have lambasted the TNA for demanding in its manifesto, “self-determination” for the Tamils, albeit within Sri Lanka through a federal constitution.

    The Sinhalese consider this to be a separatist slogan. Even the respected south Lankan commentator Dayan Jayatilleka has said that the TNA cannot be trusted.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    While introducing a forging-resistant National ID Card for all citizens is a GOOD thing, giving these to 1.6 Million potential ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS brought into Sri Lanka during the before May 18, 2009 is SHEER IDIOCY!

    Statistical demographic data from the 2012 National Census DOES NOT REFLECT the expected reduction in the Sri Lankan Tamil population to less than 3% due to the IMMIGRATION of over 1.5 Million to Western countries. Instead, it shows that the Tamil population has INCREASED! How is this possible … EXCEPT through ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION from Tamil Nadu when the government of Sri Lanka lost control of its Northern and Eastern Coastlines to the LTTE?

    With 20-20 Hindsight, we can now unravel the TWO FOLD IMMIGRATION strategy of the LTTE:

    1. Smuggle Sri Lankan Tamils en masse ILLEGALLY as FAKE REFUGEES into Western countries to create the Eelamist Tamil Diaspora as a political and financial tax base.

    2. Simultaneously, more than replace those dear departed fake Sri Lankan Tamil refugees with ILLEGAL INdian Tamil IMMIGRANTS from Tamil Nadu smuggled into Sri Lanka. Prabhakaran is now GONE; but the DIABOLICAL TRICK he played on Sri Lanka remains to BEDEVIL us to this day. The GOSL is turning a BLIND EYE to this MASSIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SCAM perpetrated by the LTTE! Why?

    The proposed National ID Card will help these ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS stake a permanent claim to Sri Lankan citizenship.

    Issuing these ID Cards now before INVESTIGATING and DEPORTING ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS en masse from Sri Lanka, is putting the National ID CART before Illegal Immigrant HORSE!

    Did Sri Lanka wage and WIN a War of National Liberation only to LOSE the Peace to ILLEGAL South Indian IMMIGRANTS?

    Sri Lankans to get new electronic national identity cards from November

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Department of Registration of Persons will commence issuing new electronic National Identity Cards from November for all citizens.

    The new IDs incorporating fingerprints required for the current and future needs of national security will be issued through the Department of Registration of Persons for persons over age 15.

    The Director General of the Department of Registration of Persons M.S Sarath Kumara says the new Electronic National ID with fingerprints will be introduced in November.

    The new ID, comprising security features against tampering, counterfeiting or forging, will include the person’s photo, bio data, fingerprints, and also the blood group. It will conform to the relevant international standards.

    Compiling data for this ID which consist with a photograph and family details according to international civil aviation standards are now underway, the official has said.

    The ID will be issued for three time periods. The ID issued to 15 to 20 year age group is valid for 10 years. It is valid for 15 years for the 25 to 30 year age group. The ID issued for over 45 years of age has no expiry date.

    The Director General says the internationally accepted ID could use to prevent malpractices and frauds.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    “There are about 4,000 former cadre of the LTTE who have not undergone rehabilitation. These could be mustered by the TNA leadership.”

    100% true.

    Even rehabilitated cadres will join in.

    LTTE is reborn.

    Army should liquidate these cadres NOW ITSELF without leaving room for violence. Or use the boat strategy to eliminate them without a trace.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    WITHOUT stopping South Endians migrating to SL and fixing the ID issuing process, there is NO POINT in having a whizbang ID card.

    Any GS fool can give a letter to get an ID for ANYONE. This should change.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    “These local government leaders said the TNA has allocated only two seats for so called ‘low castes’ in the nomination list for the Northern provincial council election, although they (‘low castes’) constitute over 50 percent of the population in the peninsula.”

    This is NOT true.

    More than 80% of the peninsular are Valla-alla-la (high caste).

    Even MOST low caste Tamils vote for Valla-alla-la candidates. RACISM binds Tamils of ALL castes. This the tragedy.

    UPFA should be careful of these TROJAN HORSES. They are TNA spies. Otherwise why did wait till their nomination was REJECTED by TNA to join UPFA?

  6. Dilrook Says:

    Tamil ethno nationalism is the product of Tamil caste clashes in the 19th century. That is the basis of TNA’s survival. However the touchable castes are numerically higher giving TNA a definite advantage. According to some studies, certain low caste Tamils in Jaffna are of Sinhala origin.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Caste is a man made convenience which suited ancient times, but no longer accepted or needed. There is no rational thinking for such social structures to exist now. That the Caste system of India is attached to the Hindu religion makes it seemingly intractable. Although the Constitution of India forbids Caste based discrimination (thanks to the writer of the Indian Constitution, Dr ‘Babasahib’ Ambedkar, a Buddhist of Dalit origin), it still happens in parts of India, and Tamil Nadu as well where there are some 11 Million under Scheduled Castes. The local govt of Tamil Nadu still employs some 95,000 ‘night soil carriers’ on the basis Caste based employment. The Caste system makes social and upward mobility impossible.

    Now all these Tamil so called ‘low caste’ people of Tamil Nadu wish to leave TN for better pastures with no caste structures, preferably overseas. Sri Lanka, which is outside India, yet geographically close to TN, has become the favored landing place for the poor Tamils fleeing TN. Can Sri Lanka continue to afford this escape route for Tamils of TN ? NO.
    Sri Lanka has paid dearly in terms of life, property, reputation etc in being the ‘chosen one’ for Tamil landing spot plus Caste Wars with continued foreign interference. As we can see, Tamil political parties such as the TNA, being caste conscious, causes heavy damage to Sri Lanka by encouraging violent behavior and disloyalty to Sri Lanka, due to caste based anger frustrations.

    It is time to close this chapter once and for all, and allow Tamil Nadu leaders to settle the matter in the Tamil Homeland of Tamil Nadu.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    read as : anger and frustration.

  9. SA Kumar Says:

    According to some studies, certain low caste Tamils in Jaffna are of Sinhala origin !
    Trust MR He has correct vision for all of us but not easy task but he will achieve at the end ! We have to thank to VP for electing (stoped Ranil’s ) this Maththar Sinhalavan ! He need time at least 2 more terms to become president !
    that is possible We only need to pay 55% Loan to china with in 15 more years so end his terms UNP will take over !
    NP this time UPFA(EPDP) will get 10 seats out of 31 , next NP election SLFP (not EPDP) will have his CM in NP like what happened in EP !!!
    MR is Realistic & Honest as He said I will give every think except lost of your life in the war ! every one of Tamil can understand excecting what he is saying ! yes I killed 7,000 your family members to kill VP what else could have done to bring this war to end ! We Tamil accepted as in Bhakavat Geethai lord Kanna told to Arjunan to kill his own brother to bring peace in the world !
    MR have Dharma in side & he will win at the end !!! TNA will loose election deposit money at the end than they will join their wife & children in Western world !
    Sinhalavan & Tamilan will live together for ever as they done in in last 2500 year in Mother Lanka !
    This is not my dearm but this is Dharma what we both community believe in !!!

  10. SA Kumar Says:

    scientific proof :Tamil in Srilankan DNA match with SL Sinhalese than TN Tamils !

    So why this Kolaveri !!!

    Unit in diversity , no short cut, United Mother Lanka it will lead to Unitray Hela (in Tamil Eelam) Nation !

    We SL Tamil are not Tamilar We are Eelavar ( in Sinhala Hela) !

    at the end Hela Sinhalese , Demila Sinhalese & Muslim Sinhalese live in Mother Lanka for ever !

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    SA Kumar,

    If the DNA is similar (as you say) why the demand for a Federal State (TNA) ?
    What is true is that there are people from any ethnic group with mixed genes, Asian & European. What counts is attitude of loyalty to the Nation, in this case, Sri Lanka, not skin tones and genes.

    The Bhagavad Gita is an allegorical story of a spiritual journey within the human being. Please do not take it literally.

  12. Fran Diaz Says:

    According to scientists, both Asians & Europeans came out of Africa, the point of human evolution. So all are connected. That is not the problem. It is a problem of loyalty to the Nation, it’s unitary status and recognition of the culture unique to Lanka.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    There is no DNA problem here fools.

    The problem is some fools believe there are Tamil homelands in SL. There are NO Tamil homelands in SL. Accept it problem solved.

  14. SA Kumar Says:

    If the DNA is similar (as you say) why the demand for a Federal State (TNA)
    There is no DNA problem here fools.

    Viddiya viddiya Ramar Kathai Viddinya Ramarukku Sheeththai enna murai enru keddanam oruvan !
    that mean… over night Ramayanam Drama watched a person next day morning he ask what is the relationship between Ramar & Cheethai !!!

    leave to MR , This Maththara Sinhalavan have visition for all us !( compare to our first PM DS fails but Nerhu passed to creat Union states of India ! now Malayale in Kerala say He is prove to be India rather than Malayale !!!)

  15. SA Kumar Says:

    The Bhagavad Gita is an allegorical story of a spiritual journey within the human being. Please do not take it literally.-Fully agreed
    I take an example as killing 7,000 is Karma as we both Agree but MR has to order these killing to bring to the end 33 years War ! as Arjunan accept to kill his brother !!! – that’s all !

    End of the forget & forgive live together for ever !!!

    why this kolaveri , no use for any one of us !!!

  16. Fran Diaz Says:


    There is no DNA problem here – we all know that. It is, however, wise to examine why a section of Tamil society is thought of as “low by birth”. We can eliminate the DNA part as the reason for so called ‘low birth’. It is not applicable.

    So now we have to ask ourselves what are the other reasons that the Caste structure exists, because it is adversely affecting a large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka, even to this day, as shown in the main article viz. only two places allocated in the NPC for Tamil ‘low caste’ folk when they are well over 50% of the population there.


    This very article is about lowering a section of the Tamils of Lanka at birth itself via Caste. Only two seats allocated for ‘low caste Tamils of the North when they constitute over 50% of the vote bloc – this speaks volumes.

    Sri Lanka, including the North, operates through the Democratic norms. How can a discriminatory Caste structure exist under a Democracy ? If anyone disagrees with this point, please do write in with reasons why and how the two can co-exist.

    Some facts & questions :

    * First, in Sri Lanka there ought not to be any Caste based discrimination. Caste based discrimination is against the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act of 1957, is it not ?

    * Caste base action is illegal according to the INDIAN Constitution as well as the Sri Lanka Laws. The Caste structure originated in India – they ought to know all about it, and why it is now accepted as against the Constitution of India.

    * Who BENEFITS by maintaining the Tamil Caste Structure ?

    * What can be done further to eliminate such Caste based discrimination in Sri Lanka ?

    * How do we introduce better ethics & morality into society in Sri Lanka ?

    * How do we bring about loyalty to Sri Lanka from ALL her citizens ?

  17. SA Kumar Says:

    Fran Diaz
    * How do we introduce better ethics & morality into society in Sri Lanka ?

    * How do we bring about loyalty to Sri Lanka from ALL her citizens ?

    Three way to solve ! Education , education & education !

    MR have vision !!! (no short cut) Wait for next NP election ! will be SLFP CM ( not EPDP’S) !
    He proofed it in EP !

    Long life president MR ( even though You killed My Thesiya Thalaivar ) !!!

  18. Ananda-USA Says:

    Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: C. V. Vigneswaran’s Impeccable Tiger Credentials now Glow in the Dark; he will no doubt be blessed by the now defunct SunGod now roaming formless in the Eelamist Tamil Valhalla!

    Vigneswaran … now EXPOSED as an ARCH-TRAITOR … should be DISQUALIFIED as a CM Candidate, and someone else who abides by Sri Lanka’s Constitution, appointed by the President.

    Vigneswaran should be ARRESTED, PROSECUTED, CONVICTED and PUNISHED by IMPRISONMENT at Hard Labor for TREASON against the Sri Lanka to serve as an example to all those who want to walk the same TREASONOUS PATH!

    CM candidate of Sri Lanka Tamil party compares national hero to slain terrorist leader

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Sept 20, Colombo: The Chief Ministerial candidate of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) former Supreme Court judge C. V. Wigneswaran has compared a national hero to the slain Tamil Tiger terrorist leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

    Reiterating his statement that Prabhakaran is a freedom fighter, Wigneswaran has told the Indian daily Times of India that a national hero of Sri Lanka Keppetipola Disawe was once considered by the British as a dangerous criminal but now has roads named after him and statues built for him.

    “Prabhakaran was a freedom fighter. He may have been brutal, but so is the government,” he has said in an exclusive interview to TOI when asked about the allegations that he has glorified the LTTE and its leader as a ‘Maveeran’ in his election campaign.

    “It is all perception. If you are going to call him a terrorist, should I also not address those who are being now hauled up in the international forum for war crimes as terrorists?” the TNA candidate has asked.

    Speaking of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo in November Wigneswaran has said that India should attend the summit and not boycott as political parties in Tamil Nadu demand.

    “We must have the courage of conviction to tell the Sri Lankan government that it has done this and this and what does it got to say… It is better you say it at the CHOGM rather than keep away,” he has said.

    Wigneswaran has accused the Tamil Nadu politicians of playing with the Tamils’ issue by treating it “like a tennis ball”.

    According to the CM candidate, India owed it to the Lankan Tamil community to help revive democratic institutions, especially the support of south India.

    He has called the government’s development projects in the North as “mere propaganda” that benefits the army to control the people in the electorate.

    “Roads and other infrastructure projects are just showpieces. The roads have been put up with the help of foreign collaborations and donations. They have been most beneficial for the army to keep the electorate under control,” the TNA Chief Ministerial candidate has said.

    The Sri Lankan government says that massive development projects in the war torn in the Northern Province were carried out at a cost of Rs.393 billion.

    Wigneswaran has expressed confidence that the TNA, once considered as a proxy party of the defeated terrorist organization, would get a majority in the Northern Provincial Council at Saturday’s elections.

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