The Sunday Leader

The North Is Living In Fear

By Faraz Shauketaly in Jaffna

Jaffna is still wretched and undeveloped and President Rajapaksa at the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna

As the parliamentary election campaigning comes to an end, The Sunday Leader headed off to the North by road.

Anuradhapura was a virtual sea of blue with Duminda Dissanayake holding the fort and appearing to be heading towards a convincing majority. He has consistently done better at each election and 2010 is not expected to be any different. With the help of his Chief Minister father, Berty Premalal, Duminda appears to be heading straight to the cabinet in a new parliament.

The story was very different between Anuradhapura and Jaffna. Despite much talk of development in the North, the road from Habarana to Vavuniya, Omanthai, Kilinochchi and Jaffna was nothing short of disgraceful. The Army may well have built or rebuilt the A9 in a commendable hurry but the end result is a piece of shoddy workmanship.

The areas surrounding Kilinochchi were in ruins. The evidence of a savage battle fought virtually hand-to-hand and face-to-face was very evident. The destruction was very much there to be seen. Building after building was devastated, with very little proper housing remaining. There was some welcome reconstruction, but by and large the area was bereft of any development work. The sole exception was the vast quantities of pre-fabricated material that had been imported from China to build the Army cantonments in the area. As we passed through the ruins of Kilinochchi and saw camps housing the destitute, we could not but wonder at what the road to Mullaitivu would be like. The road from Kilinochchi to Mullaitivu is out of bounds to all but the armed forces, but having seen the complete destruction that is Kilinochchi, we could imagine with clarity what we would see if we were indeed allowed in. The area is said to be empty of civilians, with the armed forced being the only human presence.

The people of the North were clearly not in the mood for electioneering. There was, most said, more important matters at hand, like their very survival. They asked what development was. Was it not, they innocently suggested, the ability to get on with their lives? To farm their lands, to return to their homes and to restore some modicum of dignity to their wretched lives? Parliamentary elections are not at the top of their wish list. Nothing, they assured us, would be different after the elections.

Campaigning is hard work for the opposition. They have to clear every visit to the area with the Army. Typically, opposition figures said, permission was usually reserved for Rishad Bathiudeen, the Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services, and the lead government politician. The opposition charged that he was in collusion with the Army and that his campaign was able to reach places where opposition politicians were simply not allowed to go. A request for a morning meeting, for example,  would never be granted. An evening meeting was more likely to be approved, but holding a night meeting in a former war zone is not always the easiest thing to do.

The people of the North are living in fear. The LTTE lost the war, they said, but we have lost our freedom. And how true that was. They questioned the need to have fancy children’s parks and play areas in the devastated areas instead of housing.

There was a distinct lack of interest  in the election amongst the people, and the voter turnout was expected to be low. Most gave extravagant praise to all the candidates – a dead giveaway that they were too frightened to reveal their true preference.

70 Comments for “The North Is Living In Fear”

  1. SLFireBall

    “The people of the North are living in fear. The LTTE lost the war, they said, but we have lost our freedom. And how true that was. They questioned the need to have fancy children’s parks and play areas in the devastated areas instead of housing”

    Wow people in North might have been really enjoying the “free” life under the jackboot of the LTTE, with child conscription and high cost of living. When did the author of this article was born? January 2010?

    • Hello SLFireball have you ever been to these areas after the war. I don’t think you have. Please shut up your dirty mouth and keep silence. Go to a nursery and start from the beginning. Think other way round if the war has devatated your area and your family.

      • Heshan

        I visited Jaffna last Feb 2010.. i saw how happy they r livin now…. So I think u better keep ur mouth shut, u stupid!

        • Jane Warrant

          The people of the North under the LTTE had schools, buildings, freedom of movement in LTTE areas. Movement in and out of LTTE areas were not free. They were more free before than now. One dictator has been replaced by another. One army of the same ethnic group by one of another.

          Children were conscripted for war before. Children are abducted under accusation of being LTTE and imprisoned or disappeared.

          Not sure if the people are freer or better off. Some may be. I am sure if the people of the North admit that KING RAJAPAKSE freed them and that he shall rule Sri Lanka forever that Sri Lanka truly belongs to the Sinhalese and they are welcome guests like Malays.

          Sri Lanka will never be as great as it should be as long as the ethnic problems persist. KING RAJAPAKSE is the only one that can fix it and he needs to be KING to do it. Let’s hope that he gets a supermajority. Otherwise change is unlikely while war is only postponed not ended.

        • Jane Warrant: Now that LTTE and its leaders are no more, a formidable force of Tamil Nadu politicians; their kiths and kin in Sri Lanka like Ananda Sangaree, Pillayan and etc; and the powerful one track mind Diaspora Tamils; and their supporters like International community, NGOs, INGOs and Christian Evangelists tell us that there is an ethnic problem. And the way to solve it is power sharing is. But the Sinhalese do not believe Tamils have a problem here in Sri Lanka.

          To say Tamils are discriminated is a lie. No citizen is treated third-class in Sri Lanka. It was in England and Australia that coloured are treated as inferior third-class people. In the sixties I have seen ads in shop window that said “NO DOGS, NO CATS AND NO BLACKS” in England. Have you ever seen such things in Sri Lanka. No.

          Can Sinhalese buy a piece of land in Jaffna? No. There is a raciest Tesawalame law that restrict Tamils selling land to outsiders. But Tamils and Muslims can buy any amount of land in my home town in down south. Can a Buddhist expat worker carry a little Buddha statue to Saudi for personal veneration? No. But, there is a Muslim mosque located next to one of our most venerated place ‘Dalada Maligawa’. To say the least I say; average Sinhalese is less prejudiced than any other.

          Let me give one more examples to prove that Tamils and Muslims have equal rights in Sri Lanka and they are not victimised in Sri Lanka. Regardless where they live, Tamils and Muslims are encouraged to educate their children in Tamil language from kindergarten to the University for free. In Padukka where I live, 99.5% of the population is Sinhalese. In spite of that, there is a Tamil medium government school for that 0.5% of children with Tamil mother tong. Do the Tamils in Delhi in Hindu India or Penang in Muslim Malaysia or Durban in Evangelized South Africa have similar rights?

          There is one thing that Tamils will not get that is: Police powers, Land powers, 13A, Federal, Con-Federal or anything that could to Eelam.

        • Dilshan

          Singheela Male Youths go to Evil Buddhist Monkhood. Singheela Women go to next door Muslim houses and Berger houses for conceiving white babies. Those babies born for Muslims and Bergers become Muslims and Christians and say publicly that Buddhism is Dark and Evil.

        • kugan

          HESHAN,for people like u who just go to cashuna beach and come back, jaffna will always sound happy. go there and live. u’ll know the suffering.

    • YouCantHideGenocide

      Rajapaksa went to jaffna to say that it is sinhala land and that smart tamils better leave! only 400 tamils (EPDP) came to his election rally shouting at him???

      I can say that Eelam Tamils were living under far more better conditions under the LTTE than under Rajapaksa Sinhala Rule!

      There were no drugs allowed, equal rights for men and women and most of the money send by the dispora was used to house all the orphants and elderly and supply people with food, medicine and education!

      SLFire is right when he is talking about child conscription but there are photographs of sinahala children who died on the battlefield too and the main child recruiter from the LTTE, Karuna Amman is now a minister in Rajapaksa’s government!

      • You Genocide man and most Tamil commentator here have a dilemma. If anyone talk to them, they will understand why Tamils are disillusioned; because they are over 70 lillian but they have no country anywhere. Then again that may be a problem for Tamils, but that should not be a problem for Sinhala people.

        • Dilshan

          Eelam=Singheelam+Tamileelam.

          Eelam is the land at where the Tamil speaking Eela people were living since ancient time.

          Since the arrival of the Evil Buddhist Monks and converted into Evil Buddhism, our people were called as SinghEela People. Tamil mixed with the Paali language was called as Singheela lanugage.

          Our Eelam has been devided as Singheelam and Tamileelam now.

        • LEELA WHEN DID YOU LANDEDE FROM ANOTHER PLANET..WHICH FOOL TOLD YOU THAT TAMILS HERE HAVE NO PROBLEM..THEN WHY THE HELL BANADA-CHELVA PACT? DAUDLY-CHELVA PACT? RAJIT PILOT-JAYAWARDENA PACT? ARE THEY FOOLS ? OR ARE YOU FOOLS? FROM 1956 TO THIS DAY WHEN SINAHLA MOBS ATTACK TAMILS IS SOUTH THE SO CALLED SECURITY FORCES LOOKED OTHER SIDE…YOU CAN DRAEM YOUR SINHALA LAND..BUT TAMIL WANT TO LIVE IN THEIR TAMIL LAND ..WHO REALLY OWN THIS LAND BEFORE THE ARIVAL OF SO CALLED DEPORTED CRIMINAL VIJAYA ACCORDING TO YOUR CON BOOK MAHAWAMSA…UNDERSTAND?

        • Tamils not only had countries once including Eelam but also an Empire..which ruled indian ocean…read the book titled” political stuation in south east asia during 2nd to 11 century “written by your own sinhalese ex-diplomat who was the head of diplomatic training institute in colombo..i cant get his name…

    • Edward

      http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/169f460cf2f4a2f0037691378a9b3146?s=32&d=wavatar&r=G

      What you know of LTTE the information disseminated by the government and the communally biased media. The good work done by them almost hidden LTTE was depicted as a monster. They had much better administration then Sri Lanka. Child soldiers were recruited this is normal when fighting for liberation and cost of living was high because the of the blockade enforced by the government. Had you been fair by the Tamils all this could have been avoided. They did not fight for power as the Sinhalese fighting among themselves now. Tamils wanted to co exist with you but you want to subjugate them. Even the money given by other nations for rehabilitation are spend to under mine Tamil interest. How much is spend by the government for election campaign for the war victims.

      • Harry

        Well said Edward. You are right. Tamils took up the arms struggle after all peaceful negotiations failed. It was genocide. It started with the burning of the Library in the North where all manuscripts and records were held. As I have said before all those who have tried to wipe the Tamil race will pay for it. May I remind you what happened to Janaka Perera.

        • Lalith

          Stupid Harry. Thank you for reminding about Janaka Perera. Also, don’t forget what happened to Prabha, T Cletvam, Soosai. You are making a hell for yourself and your community. Learn to say enough is enough. Take a holiday in toilet nadu and you’ll learn how good is Sri Lanka.

    • ILANKAI THAMIZHAN

      you scumbag
      wait till the next wave of violence is unleashed. then it is idiots like you who are going to suffer. remember 1989?

    • kugan

      Dear sundayleader viewers,
      plz dont take the comments of Psycho, Leela and dilshan.
      its just one person and the purpose them commenting is to increase the friction between majority and minority.
      plz do not become a victim for people like that.

  2. panishkarsingh

    LANKA’S WALK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY

    Enable tamils to prosper and Lanka benefits with it.

    A commencement of political senility, Sri Lanka is sliding itself into anarchy, take examples of Myanmar, “they shoot monks they imprison monks and finally imprison the entire Nation.

    By pissing on a Buddha statue, this shows how much of respect this person has for the majority of Lankans who venerate their Buddha.

    The Tamil population has always been a strong dynamo within the economic tissue of all Nations, permit them to help SL prosper.

    The STF was a force created to fight terrorism, but this force has been nurtured to contain any opposition and even kill dissent. The loyalty of this force will maintain the Presidents clan in power “even be it with violence”. Therefore, it is time that all Lankans ponder, “DO THEY WANT A DICTATORSHIP OR DO THEY WISH TO CONTINUE WITH A POTENT OLD FORCE FOR DEMOCRACY”. The UPFA, clan has to remain in power as long as it takes to keep their cohorts, who murdered journalists and civilians from a court of law.

    The president of Peru thought that he was immunized against all legal punishment he is languishing in jail with a lengthy sentence of 30 years. Killing of the terrorists is certainly a debatable issue, but not killing journalists and civilians. VOTE UNP, AT LEAST YOU HAVE YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

    Have no fear all Lankans, there is a torch for freedom.

    • Edward

      Yours is wistful thinking. They are covering up the atrocities, murders and killing, maiming thousands of all ages destroying their dwelling and livelihood education., Sick and infirm not spared hospitals and places of worship were destroyerd all this are covered up suffering of the victims are not considered selling such a blood soaked victory to the people to win and continue in power much against the teaching of Lord Buddha, suppressing the opposition by the use of armed forces and thuggery to get 2/3 majority as in last election. Unfortunately India too is assisting to make Tamils slaves of Sinhalese. That is the fate of Sri Lanka

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      • Dilshan

        Sarath Fonseka said Indian Politicians are Jokers. Dirty cunning Indian Politicians put our Great War Hero, the low caste Berger, Sarath Fonseka into the Jail like a Street Dog. Why? Mahinda is surrouded and protected by Indians, not Singheela Forces.

    • For over seventy years, Tamils have done their sneaky work to divide Sri Lanka on the pretext that they are an ancient race in Sri Lanka. They also said that Tamils in Sri Lanka have a problem, but none explains what that problem is. LTTE leader, Piripaharan tried to solve that problem with an Eelam for Tamils that live in North and East of Sri Lanka. He didn’t say how Eelam would bring about any solution to majority of Tamils that live among Sinhalese and outside the North and East.

      Since LTTE and Piripaharan had been wiped out, Sinhalese expected Tamils to settle down for a peaceful living. But, have they? No. Diaspora Tamils started looking for new ‘sun goat’ to revive their fight for Eelam. No wonder the President says; no police powers to Provinces and all remaining LTTE rump will have to be caught.

      • Dilshan

        Since the Evil Buddhist Monks arrival and conversion into that Evil Buddhism our Eelam had been devided into two nations as SinghEelam and TamilEelam.

        Nowadays, most of the Muslim and Berger born Singheela people are being convert themselves into Islam and Christianity and calling Buddhism as Evil.

        Where are we heading (to hell) since the Evil Buddhist Monks arrival?

      • …YOU DONT HAVE TO BOTHER HOW TAMILS CAN MAINTAIN THEIR AFAIR AND ECONOMY..TAMILS ARE MUCH EDUCATED AND ECONOMICALLY WELL OFF THAN LAZY MODAYAS….WHEN BAGLADESH WAS FORMED ..BENGALIES IN INDIA NEVER WENT THERE ….STILL THERE IS A BENGAL..IN INDIA..IT SEEMS YOUR POLITICAL AND GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY KNOWLEDGE IS VERY MINIMAL..IF YOU STILL BELIVE MAHAVAMSA COMICS IT IS NOT OTHER FAULT.

      • DO YOU THINK THIS PRESIDENT OWN THIS COUNTRY? OR IS HE GOING TO RULE FOR 1000s YEARS? REMEMBER THE SLABODEN MILACIVIC`S BRAVADO AND SALVADO…? AT LAST WHAT HAPPEND TO HIM?…DONT WORRY MANY GUYS FROM YOUR COUNTRY WILL FILL HIS CELL AT THE HAGUE:

      • SUN GOD OR YOUR SUN GOAT YOU COULDNT BEAT HIM FOR 30 YEARS SHAME WENT ON BEGGING 22 NATIONS WITH THEIR ARMY AND EQUIPMENT..A TEMPORARY VICTORY..ARE YOU PROUD ABOUT THIS’? do something use your brain..muscle…then you can proud BY THE WAY WHAT HAPPEND TO HIS DEATH CERTIFICATE…STILL UNABLE TO PRINT?

    • ILANKAI THAMIZHAN

      A VERY SENSIBLE PIECE OF WRITING FROM A SRI LANKAN FOR A CHANGE. IF THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ON BOTH SIDES OF THE DIVIDE, I AM SURE SRI LANKA WILL GET BACK TO ITS GLORIOUS DAYS THAT WERE BEFORE D. S .SENANAYAKE STARTED HIS POLITICAL ETHNIC CLEANSING BY COLONIZATION

  3. Sinhala racism,idiotism,arrogance,lies,empty promises,hatred,ignorance,adamant denials never stop ruining Tamils,who love justice,freedom,equality,HR,harmony with all! GOD SAVE SRILANKA!

    • Dilshan

      Only Evil Buddhism is the difference between Eelam People(Singheelam+Tamileelam)

    • ILANKAI THAMIZHAN

      HOW ABOUT THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO WERE FED BY SIMPLE SINHALESE VILLAGERS, SLIT THE THROATS OF THE VERY PEOPLE WHO FED THEM? I PERSONALLY KNOW PEOPLE WHO DID THIS. ATROCITIES WRE COMMITED BY BOTH SIDES

  4. Punchinilame

    Here is the last chance for every Sri Lankan Voter to decide the fate
    of Sri Lanka – do the correct thing and your conscience will be Ok
    as long as you live.
    After all the decision is in your hands – that much of Freedom exists,
    subject to the Election Commissioners supervision.

  5. Soorya

    ” fancy children’s parks and play areas in the devastated areas” are to constructed for the Sinhalese who are being given vast amount of money by the Rajapakse government to go and settle in those Tamil areas. Tamils in the North are living since 1995 in fear and horror. The gov. armed forces and the thugs like EPRLF are terrorising the free thinking Tamils in the north since then. The truth is that no one can stop the war criminals “winning” the elections, because it must go according to the road map of the dirty Indians.

  6. Kalag

    Who the hell are these Tamils to tell our President to not speak in Tamil?
    MR can ban use of Tamil in Sri Lanka, if he wants. Just remember that.

    Who worries about whether Tamils are going to vote or not? Even if they vote 100% they can’t do anything. They should be happy that the war is over. The war was won by the Singhalaese and Tamils are now enjoying the peace. There is no “Thanks” from the Tamils for that. They are disgrace to our country. The new govrnment should take some drastic measures to ensure the national unity. One way is to strip the citizenship of anyone who can’t speak Singhalese.

    • Soorya

      Good idea! You reflect the oppinion of the Singhala majority. That is why the Tamils fight for thier own Nation Tamil Eelam. Strip the citizenship of all the Tamils and let them live in their own land in freedom. That is the best think.

      No Tamil is opposing that Rajapakse speaks Tamil. It is a nonsense. Tamils always proud and happy and welcome if any foreigner speaks Tamil. The think is that they could not understand what Rajapakse had babbled. He should have spoken in Singhala and got it interpreted what he wanted to say to the Tamils. The same think had happened in Vavuniya and this time the Singhalese shouted when Rajapakse spoke in Tamil. But you people never understand what humanity is.

    • ….YOUR SRI LANKA IS NOT THE PROPERTY OF YOUR GOVT.REMEBER THIS….WHEN KUTTIMANI WAS SLAUGHTERD AT HIGH SECURITY PRISON MODAYAS DANCED….NEVER THOUGHT ANOTHER POWERFUL GUY WILL APPEAR AND CHALLENGE THEM…..NOW THEY DANCE FOR THIS DARK..HOLOW..BORROWED VICTORY….HOW LONG? WELL WHEN YOU BECOME THE PRESIDENT YOU CAN STRIP CITIZENSHIP TO THOSE WHO ANT SPEAK YOUR SINHALA..A LANGUAGE NEVER EXSITED BEFORE 10TH CENTURY….

    • THIS IS WHY TAMIL WANT TO LIVE IN TAMIL LAND…IF YOU LIKE YOU LIVE IN YOUR SINHALA LAND….YOU DONT WORRY ABOUT TAMIL VOTE BUT MANY PEOPLE WORRY….NO GSP+…NO COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE…NO TRAINING FOR SL ARMY IN WEST..NO INVESTMENTS…NO VISA EVEN TO CENTRAL BANK OFFICIALS TO GO TO WEST FOR FEW WEEKS SEMINAR..EVEN NO TRANSIT VISA TO TOP GOVT OFFICIALS ..DONT WORRY MORE NO WILL FOLLOW THEN YOU CAN DANCE WITH JOBLESS GARMENT INDUSTRY GIRLS

    • kudu

      it was not tamils you nut who hooted at the president speaking in tamil
      but let me give you another chance GUESS WHO yes your right

    • BASH

      WHY, kARUNA IS THANKING

    • ILANKAI THAMIZHAN

      THE VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO SHOWED THE BROOM WHEN HE VISITED WITH HORA WANSA IMMEDIETELY AFTER THE TSUNAMI. THIS IS CALLED FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SIR!

  7. bala ponniah

    Well written article seems to reflect the reality. When I was young a Sinhalese teacher used to visit our home on week ends and was one of the popular person in our village. My sister recently reached seventy years was very fluent in SInhalese . This situation was changed by politicians. When I passed out from university, i wanted to work in Srilanka when lot our batch mates left the country. I enjoyed my work at Ceylon Petroleum. I left Srilanka after a bitter experience during 1976 riots. I still believe in united Srilanka
    Srilanka is our home and we would like to have our privacy in our own room.

  8. proteus

    Tamils are only guests in this country they should worship our president for allowing them to continue to live here. Most Sinhalese think they should all be thrown out and sent to canada where they belong.

    • WHAT A WONDERFUL COMMENT FROM THE GUY BELONG TO THE GENERATION OF A DEPORTED VIJAYA …FIST YOU GO BACK TO VIJAYANS LAND ..BANGALDESHIES ALL LOOK LIKE SINHALEASE…EVEN PEOPLE IN ANGODA WONT WORSHIP YOUR LEADER…

    • Harry

      How dare you say that. You have not studied history. Must be a thug of the rulers/ruling party. You are a disdgrace to the Singhala community.

    • Harry

      Harry says:
      April 6, 2010 at 9:35 amHow dare you say that. You have not studied history. Must be a thug of the rulers/ruling party. You are a disdgrace to the Singhala community

  9. aja

    Hello Proteus,
    Hmmm…..Have you done history at school? how far have you read about the Lankan history,the so called “Ilankai”?

  10. proteus

    Sinhalese have mahavamsa which proves this is our land you tamils have nothing you only live on our charity. Our president feeds tamils in idp camps out of compassion but you have to know your place here. This is a patriots land Tamils will never be patriots so they should leave.

    • MAHAVAMSA COMIC BOOK HAS NO SCEINTIFIC OR HISTORICAL EVIDENCE ..JUST COMICS WRITEN BY MODAYAS FOR MODAYAS…SINHALEASE CAME FROM TODAYS KERALA IN INDIA….HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW THERE IS ACOSATALTOWN CAL PANADURA IN KERALA?..WHY THE HELL SINHALEASE FOLLOW DREE..FOOD..RELIGIOUS RITES OF KERALITIES? AFTER ALL ARYANS ARE WHITE SKIN PEOPLE..SINHALESE GOT WHITE SKILL AFTER THE ARIVAL OF EUROPEANS…..

  11. proteus

    Tamils should be humble they are the losers. Only because of our mercy are they allowed to live here we could have thrown them all out. Still we can if we want to. We are the masters here and tamils must bow to us.

    • proteus: You must be a Tamil in the guise of Sinhalese to come up with that stupid proposition.

      • Soorya

        Is it too much for you Leela, you small singhala racist? Go back and read your comment. Tamils have “no problem” in Sri Lanka, isn´t it? Read the history, go to Tamils area and see with your own eye what Rajapakse, your God has done to the innocent Tamils!

        • Dilshan

          Singheela language is the mixture of Paali and Tamil.

          Tamil speaking Eela people started to speak Paali vocabularies with Tamil since the arrival of the Evil Buddhist Monks.

      • Reza

        Let me be very frank , in Srilanka most of the minorites are ill treated ,so most of us minorities feel offended with comments what this madcap leela has been doing for quite a while .. he cuts and paste what ever you find in www and thinks that he has eaten wisdom .. but this guy is a pia.. a menace to the sri lankan good will .. so no wonder people get mad at this guy …as for me he is a barking dog ,so i dont wanna bark back

      • Brian

        Psycho,Leela,Dilshan it´s all the same person , he just provocates the good hearted srilankans with his evil comments ,and try to create tention amongst us ….as you can see it´s just the same guy who posts his nonsence under different id´s . just ingnore him

        • Dr Perera

          Readers can google “Brian Seneviratne” and they will get to know who this guy is. He is a real rascal, whose Medical Practice crashed. Later he became an LTTE mecenary.

          LTTE funded his business class trips all over the world,plus speaking money to talk everything against Sri Lanka.

    • YOU COULDNT TOUCH THEM FOR 30 YEARS ONLY WITH THE HELP OF 22 NATIONS YOU HAVE DE-MUZZLE THEM…THIS IS YOUR BRAVERY…DO YOURSELF AND PROUD ABOUT IT……A DARK..HOLLOW..TEMPORARY VICTORY DANCE..IN SOUTH MOTHERS UNBALE TO FEED BABIES THROW THEM IN RIVERS….THIS IS REALITY..ANOTHER ZIMBABWE…

    • ILANKAI THAMIZHAN

      mahavamsa is a story book. lankapuri was the kingdon of siva-thamil king raavanan. the ravanan kaaviam is still shown in south-east asia. thamizh is one of the oldest races that inhabitted lemooria. singhalese is a race that came out of this ancient dravidian race like telugu, kannada and malayaalam. there was no vijayan. it is a myth. history was re-written by budhist priests in these vamsas

  12. aja

    Proteus is a terrorist and racist….the way you think about Tamils is utterly wrong …..you should educate yourself first

  13. While things are a little better and people breathe easier after May-17, 2009 the Tamils in Jaffna live virtually in the early 19th century. Jaffna is a garrison town.
    There have been more promises by Govt leaders and hardly any development worth talking. Removal of the HSZ that was promised in December 2009 never took place. People of Jaffna cannot be fooled any more. They do not want a seperate State but they will vote for the TNA. They know subtle moves are in place to make them a minority in their own land using the army – and they will resist this. They lost over a third of a million Tamils in the Tamil Homeland of the N-E Province. They will resist to the last – unless the Govt is ready to give them justice.

    Senguttuvan

    • SINHALESE ARE CREATING ANOTHER MONSTER THIS TIME FOR 60 YEARS CARNIVEL GAINST THEM….BUILDING BUDDHIST TEMPLES..AND COLONISING SINHALESE IN N-E WILL INCREASE THE DETREMINATION OF TAMILS FOR SELF RULE…EVEN BUDDHA COME TOMORROW HE CANT CHANGE THIS ..

  14. Kartik

    Implement 17th amendment. That will be the perfect solution for Tamils in this juncture. But Majority Sinhelese will never give that rights to Tamils

    • Dilshan

      China is doing everything in India and Eelam. China is helping financially and militarily for Maoists in India. China is helping Singheelam Terror Govt financially and militarily to check India.

      So, India is keep telling their puppet Tamileelam Leaders to hazzle Singheelam for Independant Tamileelam, just to push China out of Eelam.

      I wonder how India is going to handle Maoists in India?

  15. DON

    What freedom or equal treatment the sinhalese people enjoy from the present govt. ???
    All rights are extended for the ruling party goons only. Media , opposition parties, other independent voices are brutally suppressed by the Rajapaksha tugs and affiliated militia. No Govt Jobs for anyone other than for the ruling party goons. Even verdict of judiciary is not respetced. View of international leaders and organizations (UN) are ignored.

    If there is no fairness extended by the ruling party members towards the other fellow candidates of their own party ( over “manape” vote) what fairness, freedom, democrazy and right could be expected by TAMILS from the present
    Govt ????

  16. Edward

    “‘Yes we are Sinhala.The country is also Sinhala. So you Demal listen to me if you cannot listen to me without trying to be too smart, leave.” These are the words shout out in Sinhala by the President when he was addressing the UPFA rally at the Duraiappa Stadium Jaffna in Tamil on 1 April and when people could not understand him, they had shouted it appears the President had lost his cool and shouted. hopefully, he had not uttered what is in his heart. In any case these words endorse what is said in your article. This is what I saw
    and heard in a video clipping in the internet.

    • Yes i too heard that word loud & Clear, but it saddened me a lot, very soon we will have to face its consequence, already
      damage is done. there wont be any reconciliation with the Tamils.

      Next war will be bombs bursting every week in the city & suburbs , all business & transport will come to standstill, MR has secure bunker in presidents house,
      anytime he can leave safely by sea or helicopter, Gota ,Dallas,
      all have safe houses abroad.
      only we & the poor people will suffer ultimately.

      Leela take note of this & dont provoke the Tamils.

  17. Dilshan

    The President during his speech at the Jaffna rally on the 1st had shouted at the Tamil people saying, “Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. Therefore, you Demala (Tamils) listen to me. If you cannot listen without trying to be too smart, then leave.”

    The President had made this statement while making his speech in Tamil with the help of the tele-prompter during the UPFA rally at the Duraiappa Stadium. The people who had not understood his speech had started to shout in anger while the President had shouted back in this manner.

    When the Tamil people unable to comprehend what the President was trying to say in his speech had started to shout, and an angry President had said, “I will not stop. Since you shouted, I will speak more in Tamil.” One of Minister Douglas Devananda’s officials had then taken the microphone from the President and had started to calm the crowd.

    Devananda had also been present at the time the President had lost his cool in this manner.

    Before attending the rally, the President had visited the Naga Vihara and laid the foundations stone to a rest house for the sangha and visited the Nallur kovil.

  18. VINTAGE VOTER

    WELL IF THE SINHALESE USE “THEIR HEAD” THEY WILL VOTE WISELY SO THAT THERE CAN BE A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT TO A 50 YEAR OLD PROBLEM IF THE TAMILS AND MUSLIMS, ARE NOT GIVEN THEIR RIGHTS THEY WILL HAVE TO REAP THE CONSEQUENCES AS WE SAW IN THE LAST FIFTY YEARS. LETS HOPE AND PRAY SANITY WILL PREVAIL.

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