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(Article: Ethnic Nature of NE Must Be Changed)
Anonymous (24 Aug. 2011)
You dont have to be a pundit or defence analyst to predict that whats happening in north east is systematic colonisation of sinhalese quicly as possible to prevent tamils forming tamil eellam nation as their historical rights not because of south sudan christians but because they ruled themselves long before the arival of christians.LTTE damaged the culture and tradition of eelam tamils with their own agenda making girls as freedom fighters as equal to men,making them cut their hairs. Abandon religion and wear jeans instead of saries.
Pathetic to think TGTE is all ltte. LTTE is died in may 2009 and foolish to lable all TGTE as former ltte,no doubt one would like to see anyone associated with ltte give up their seats since they do more harm and give sl excuse to tarnish TGTE.
Good to see SDA open up their flawed mind and accept that there is likelyhood of international community come to the conclusion even after genocide of tamils the life of tamils in tamil eelam occupired by army is now terrorising the people and women with inhuman and humiliating way of asking women to sleep with the army to see their arrested husbands or for that matter terrorisng in plain cloth at night as so called grese men.
Stop denying war crime and wake up to the reality just like Col Gadafi , Rajas\'s time is nearing to similar end if continunue to behave irresponsibiliy and immature response to war crime accusations.Take cue from one of he finest intellectual, a brightest tamil who became an actress at 16,non other than Ms Jayalalitha,CM of tamil nadu.
No one can express the genocide of tamils in greater details than her since she rememeber well what happened in 2009 than most eelam tamils in their best of eloquence.
Sengodan.M (24 Aug. 2011)
The cat is out of the bag! Slow obliteration of a Nation is what is called genocide! When will India and the rest of the so-called "International Community" accept this as a real danger facing the Tamils of Eelam?
Keeping Tamil Natinalism alive and simmering is the only way until the opportune moment arrives for true liberation.
Ram Mohan (24 Aug. 2011)
They have been in the process of changing the demography of Eelam ever since Britain handed over power to them but using the pretext of "Development Projects". At the beginning DS Senanake did it with the collaboration of people like GG Ponnampalam and Suntharalingam. Our collaborators did so when the UNP was a minority and helped the UNP become a majority by unseating the Tamil MPs from the upcountry and at the same time losing the citizenship rights of upcountry Tamils. History could have been different if our collaborators could have turned to the other side in 1947. I remember that in 1952, it was with great difficulty that Tamils managed to get two members of Parliament (Mr Vanniasingham, MP for Kopay and Mr Rajavarothayam, MP for Trincomalee) to speak for themselves. That political resistance under ITAK grew to become the TULF, the military suppression of which by State Terrorism and Sinhala hooliganism by a series of race riots led to the armed resistance by the LTTE which was crushed by more than 30 Establishments of the World in May 2009.
As Mahinda said, the Sinhalese got their second independence and started the same game of colonisation under the same name of Development. Though there was no resistance due to lack of LTTE, they could not go at full speed because the international partners of war are asking for their share of the spoils of war. The author of the article is worried that time is running out becuse of the "slow pace" in changing the Demography little realising that Mahinda has to contend with three major partners of the war (The West, India and China--The Three brothers are trying to contain these three partners).
Where do we stand in this game? Just as Collaborators led us through the Garden Path in 1947, Collaboration seems to be our first choice whenever a critical situation arose. Either ignorance or Self (Class ?) interest of our Leadership got the best of us. As Sachi Sri Kantha's article in Sangam few years ago pointed out, When Stalin offered protection of our independence, we did not want to annoy the West. Even LTTE could not get out of this mindset when they went for the Co-Chairs as Umpires for the CFA. They realised it when USA refused VISA for the (first) meeting in the USA (a party to the CFA is a Terrorist !!!) and confirmed their realisation when EU banned them at a critical stage of the CFA BUT then it was too late. I always value the contribution of the LTTE in stalemating the Genocide between 1983 and 2009 but then lessons have to be learnt from the past to avoid reliving it.
It is a pity that our political leadership and even the Diaspora leadership wants to take us through the same Garden Path, though the people in the Homeland are learning fast that there is no choice but to resist (that is the way of History and Evolution). See how Tamils and Muslims are reacting to the "Grease Men" and "Marma manithar" of Gotha.
Our leadership both in the Homeland and in the Diaspora should get out of this mindset and unite under the only viable and acceptable slogan of the Recognition of the Right of Self Determination of the Eelam Tamil Speaking Nation and develop strong solidarity with the people of Tamilnadu,other Nations without State and the oppressed peoples. If such solidarity is built, then we may be able to make use of the contradictions in the Enemy Camp.
There is no short cuts and Collaboration had never led to Liberation anywhere any time.
Keith (27 Aug. 2011)
This shows Sri Lanka has done very well in resettlement. Over 250,000 Tamils were displaced in the last phase of war. But decades ago Singhalese and Muslims were displaced. Resettlement means resettling all of them not just one ethnic group. Well done. I'm glad to be part of a UN sponsored team involved in the resettlement process of main Tamils. That is only half the resettlement process.
Anonymous (27 Aug. 2011)
We have to change the ethnic composition of north now proactively to prevent the recurrence of horrendous war. Only long term solution is to have 60-70% Sinhalese majority in both north and east which will match the composition in rest of the country. This will not only benefit the Sinhalese majority but the Tamil and Muslim minorities as well in the long run. A stable country and a prosperous economy will lift the prospects for all. It is indeed encouraging to see the pace of development and resettlement of Sri Lankans of all ethnic backgrounds in the north. Having visited that part several time in the past year I can attest to the positive shift in ethnic composition of the north. I think the SL government is finally getting serious about this issue.
Ram Mohan (27 Aug. 2011)
Keith & Anonymous of 27th August,
Both of you seem to sing the same song of Praise to Mahinda. You may even extend your logic and say that you want 70% Sinhalese in every house !
As far as the Tamils are concerned the situation is much worse than in 1983. Up to 1983, every time the State Terrorism & Sinhala hooliganism organised a Racial Pogrom, The tamils particularly in the South had a place to run to. Now you are trying to deprive that place also.
Remember that you are trying to push the Tamils to the Wall more than that was done before the times of LTTE . So the response this time will be far more serious. Of course you are banking in your new Madam Sonia but the time has come for her also to run away or Has she already ran away. It is difficult to believe that there are no suitable facilities in India to treat her. Perhaps it may be true that she cannot trust any Indian doctor.
What you do not realise is that all the foreign partners of your war are now asking for their share of the spoils of war and they will not rest till you and your lands are fully raped.
Meikandan (30 Aug. 2011)
Keith and Anonymous are blinded by their master Mahinda's preaching of Nazism. As Ram Mohan aptly pointed out, what these two persons do not understand is, that Sri Lankan sovereignity is already sacrificed to the world powers. It does not matter whether the sinhalese want 70% settlement or 100% settlement in the north, in 100 years time, Almost all sinhalese will mostly speak 'Chinese' or 'English'.
Murugan (31 Aug. 2011)
As a Tamil whose family suffered at the hands of the LTTE, and survived only by escaping to live among the Sinhalese in the South, I support demographic homogenization of Sri Lanka as the only permanent solution to TAMIL RACISM.
In fact, I support not only homogenization of different ethnic communities, but also homogenization on a genetic level through marriage, as an intrinsically deeper means of generating intercommunal empathy!
Ram Mohan (31 Aug. 2011)
Along the Western coast of Sri Lanka, there are many Tamils who became Sinhalese and they are more anti Tamil than many Sinhalese by descent. Because this is the only way the Sinhalised Tamils can survive. I can understand but not appreciate the feelings of Murugan. I must tellthe story of another Tamil like Murugan who was a person ( .....lingam aiya) who used to say : "Right or Wrong, I am for Pieter Keuneman". To prove that He along with Pieter took oath on blood at Vihara Mahadevi Park to kill the Tamils and started on the the demonstration of January 8th 1966. Half way when there was pandemonium and the "Tamil" got separated from Pieter and given severe thrashing as the crowd wanted to know what a Tamil had to do in the demonstration. So Murugan beware.
Hela (5 Sep. 2011)
Murugan is on the right path.
Another example o follow might be the housing & population settlement policies of Singapore to facilitate ethnic integration.
Sinhalese are a threatened nation. they are fighting for their survival.
Meikandan (23 Sep. 2011)
Murugan's wordings suggest, he is not actually Murugan, rather a 'Murugasena'. Usually, sinhala hegemonic people use the language 'TAMIL RACISM'. Even the vehement critics of LTTE among the tamils do not use 'TAMIL RACISM'. Rather, they only criticize LTTE (Example: our KC).
So, Mr. MURU, you let the cat out of the bag that you are most likely a sinhalese. And Hela right away rushing to be a side-kick to you suggest that some people in the sinhala community are using tamil names and supporters to do false propaganda here.
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