The Sunday Leader

‘Prabhakaran’ — Selfish, Vindictive But A ‘Thamilean’ Hero

Shoot me, if I betray the cause” is Prabhakaran’s most defiant public statement. A few years later, he entered into the longest of all cease fire agreements in February 2002 with Wickremesinghe’s UNP government, brokered by the Norwegians. With much promise on a negotiated solution to the conflict, Prabhakaran sat through his first and only media conference, attended by over 200 local and foreign media personnel in Kilinochchi on April 10, 2002. Asked by a journalist, whether his statement to shoot him still stands, if he gives up “Eelam”, “Yes” he said. “If I betray my people”.

Prabhakaran: hero or villain to Tamils?

He was killed by the Sri Lanka Army on May 18, 2009, seven years after that. Prabhakaran’s death is still a speculative story. In what ever way he died, he could not achieve the “Eelam” he motivated thousands of Tamil youth to sacrifice their lives for.

It is said that revolutionary leaders who cannot achieve what they aspire for, before they are 50 years old, would die in vain, if they don’t simply fade off. This is said about Lenin, Mao, Castro, Ortega and even Gaddafi, as successful leaders who came to power. Prabhakaran was 56 years old and minus his “Eelam”, when he was killed. He nevertheless lived to be an icon of Thamil nationalism, in its savage best.

What impact does his long and ruthlessly authoritative dominance on Tamil society have on Tamil politics? What has he left the Tamil people to continue life with?
One year after his death, there were no reported events on the first death anniversary of Velupillai Prabhakaran — a man who came from nowhere to weave and control the largest, intricate networks of politics and business in the world and also decided the direction of Sri Lankan politics for almost 25 years, while holed up in a fortified bunker, in remote jungles of Mullaitivu.

Entrenched in the memories of Tamil people, he is no image that could be erased  by counter propaganda. As President Premadasa once said, there is nothing “adverse” in propaganda. All  propaganda by this regime, perhaps keeps Prabhakaran alive.

Prabhakaran is more than just a guerilla leader. More than just a hero for the Tamil mind, though with differences in how he is positioned, in different personal etchings of modern Tamil history. In how Prabhakaran is respected especially by the Tamil people in the Wanni, who lived through the bloodiest tragedy in independent Sri Lanka, during the last two years.

Now back in their old village home in the Wanni after two years and four months, a close knit “Mahaveer” family of nine civilians, displaced in 2007 August from a west coast village, travelled through Wanni and crossed the A-9 road before Kilinochchi was captured by the army. They reached the east coast in Mullaitivu in late April, 2009, to be landed in a Chettikulam IDP camp at the end of the war. There were just five devastated people left. Their father reunited with them after some months. The mother and the husband of the sister had died during the long arduous trek in search of safety to life.

The youngest sister and the son of the elder sister were wounded from shells. The other sister had gone missing, fallen sick and transferred to the Vavuniya hospital, says the surviving elder sister. With the elder son’s role and sacrifice as a LTTE cadre before the final war, the emaciated old father of this “privileged Mahaveer” family, he pulls a loud sigh into his groaning chest and murmurs, “Don’t talk about them…..see what they did to us ?” He wouldn’t say anything more about the LTTE or about Prabhakaran.

The eldest daughter, now in her late 20s, resents her father’s tone. She accepts the LTTE blundered. People were shot by LTTE cadres when they tried to cross over to government controlled areas during the last phase, she confessed. “My sister’s husband died from a LTTE shell fired at people. But those can’t be Prabhakaran’s orders,” she says and believes so.
A modern day avatar of Tamilean political culture, what leaves Velupillai Prabhakaran hated by one and trusted by another?

Prabhakaran is first influenced by dissenting Tamilean politics of Jaffna around 1969 – 70, but was baptised as one of the political twins of Sri Lanka’s father figure of Maoism, late N. Shanmugathasan, in forging the first armed Tamil group, the “Tamil New Tigers” (TNT) around 1972. While Wijeweera grooms himself in politics within Shan’s youth movement, Prabhakaran cuts his teeth in the radicalised politics of the armed “harijan” movement that was led by Shan in the late 1960s. It was Shan’s harijan movement in Jaffna that first used explosives in protests. TNT copied the technique thereafter.

With the first murder in SL Tamil politics, the murder of Jaffna Mayor Alfred Thuraiappah, Prabhakaran usurped control of the TNT that was reorganised as the LTTE in May 1976. He further consolidated his power within the LTTE around 1980, after a bitter conflict with Uma Maheswaran who was chairman of the LTTE at the time of the split. A more flamboyant activist, with a cosmopolitan outlook in politics, Uma thereafter formed PLOTE. Prabhakaran, nurturing a life long grouse against Uma, went on to become the world’s most ruthless, but innovative guerilla leader to wage war for a separate “Eelam” state as the self appointed sole representative of Tamil people.

This bloody and ruthless armed campaign for a separate Thamil State, initially funded and fashioned by the Indian government, was then patronised by the Sri Lankan born Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister, M.G. Ramachandran, a venerated Tamil hero himself in TN cinema.

Prabhakaran thereafter moved away to be independent and developed his own ideology of Thamilean politics that attracted TN Dravidian extremists too, who today want to give Prabhakaran’s struggle a new lease of life with the launch of  “Naam Thamilar” (We Tamils) political party.

His brand of Thamilean politics carried a very special flavour. A convert to Christianity, his politics  had the stamp of Chola supremacy with Saivism, different to Hinduism in Jaffna. This new brand of Thamil culture embraced a sacrificial element in life in an obligatory sense. “Cholaism” with a sacrificial obligation, different to Sri Lankan Hinduism that has no trait of life sacrifice. Even “Sathi Pooja” as sacrifice is not a ritual in Sri Lankan Hindu belief.

Prabhakaran’s brand of Thamil politics, that gave “life sacrifice” a venerated greatness as “Thamil martyrdom” is one that binds all Tamils on either side of the Palk Straits into a single, historic Tamil nation.

This culture, with its ‘martyrdom,’ the masculinity and glory of performing martial art and the conviction of obligation one carries during one’s life time was brought into Tiger politics, through “war heroes’ cemeteries”, “heroes’ day” celebrations and “Mahaveer families” being given a privileged status in their Tamil society.

“This was only a personal  ‘cult’. You either accept the cult or you die.” An elderly teacher, who now  has no family to go to, was remorseful in her loneliness. “You any way die…or live as refugees”. She qualified her earlier statement to add that for 30 years, all the sacrifice the Tamil people were compelled to make, was only to have over 300,000 people in refugee camps and over 40,000 killed in vain. “I lost my husband….what for?” She asked and said, “Thambi was selfish,” in answer.

“Thambi” as “Annan or Thalavar” is accepted differently by the young. It is the culture in the Wanni and in the north and east they grew in, over the past two decades. They have lived through Prabhakaran’s rule, not as suppressed individuals and families, but as proud members of a common heroic history that was every where, around them. LTTE propaganda was  there to see, they believed that history and embraced the new “religio-political” culture. Thus the life and how it is accepted by the young Tamil people who were under LTTE control, is different to the JVP imposed ruthlessness on the southern society, during their 1988-90 insurgency.

What is now different nevertheless is the absence of a Tamil leadership, in a society that has been torn and shredded by bloody displacements, through heavy and incessant bombings, shelling and firing that is glorified as a “heroic war”.

It is not only the illogical and politically dumb and stupid elimination of democratic Tamil leadership, ordered by Prabhakaran that creates a vacuum now. It is the inability of existing Tamil leaders tied to the Sinhala regime which waged war that leaves Tamil people rudderless. They simply don’t have a “right” to politically voice the immediate needs of the uprooted Tamil people and when they do, they sound too hollow to believe them.

Meanwhile the TNA being a collection of different political personalities forced together under LTTE pressure, could not play a cohesive role for those 300,000 people caught in the war. Few Tamil people, elderly men all, back in their own Wanni land after six months in IDP camps, thus see no reason to talk politics. Staring at photos of smiling politicians from the debris that was their life time savings, had just one answer when asked about parliamentary elections concluded in April. “Why vote ? Our vote brings nothing to us” they said. For them, the LTTE brought war and it took away all things dear to them and the vote, “that always was empty promises”.

Life in political terms, will germinate slowly in broken and shattered minds, in the absence of trust in the people who offers them answers. There is no alternate cultural life to indulge in. None of the politicians and political parties and groups can still match the Thamilean culture that Prabhakaran and his LTTE established during the past, protracted conflict. In fact these left over Tamil leaderships represent exactly the opposite culture, the young would not want to live with.

A present day Wanni child would not know a history beyond the “Thamil heroic culture” in his or her “homeland”, where LTTE “brothers and sisters” fought a “Sinhala army”. Their heroism is understood as sacrifice for a separate state the Tamils have a right to. That historic belief is what Prabhakaran has left for the future. A historically fashioned political culture that tries to equate itself with that of the Chola empire in its warrior best.

Any claim therefore that the war was a “humanitarian operation” to free Tamil people from LTTE control, holds little validity for Tamil youth, who are still treated as “suspects” or “potential” threats. All the deaths, all the mutilations in life, all the devastations and displacement around them, are no proof of freeing them from the LTTE. The young live as aliens in this whole act of rehabilitation and resettlement, carried out by a government they would not have reason to believe as non hostile to them, the Tamils.

Thus with no political leadership for now, it is the sacrificial, Thamilean culture that Prabhakaran left as his legacy, with its historically venerated greatness of Thamil martyrdom, the young would keep as their political cud to chew on. It would be Prabhakaran’s history they would cherish, in the absence of any social reconciliation that could draw them into a different but more inclusive, democratic culture and expose them to a world with better opportunities. This was the political failure of Sinhala extremism that Prabhakaran was born to and grew through the ‘60s, to become the separatist “Thamil terrorist” and “Annan” of modern Thamil nationalism, all in his ruthless warrior image, even after death.

140 Comments for “‘Prabhakaran’ — Selfish, Vindictive But A ‘Thamilean’ Hero”

  1. Kalag

    The LTTE and its leaders were actively promoted by the previous politicians, including JRJ, RW and CBK. If they could have taken some decisive actions same as MR there won’t be any heros. Now a section of the Tamils still refuse understand that the country belongs to Singhalese.
    This will only result in their own destruction. May be the Tamils are educated but they never use that for things other than earning money. That wmistake will one day destroy them completely.

    • lalith athulathmudali

      I’m very thrilled to know that Tamils are educated. The obstacle is Sinhalese because they are born without brain.

      If you think yourself that you can run that so-called Ceylon without G.S.P and IMF. So why you’ll going behind International Community with begging bowl.

      Beggars and Buskers with a superior tune.

      • basi

        who is telling tamils are educated…juts check the OL and AL result result s…they were smarted only the period of british adminisatration because that time sinhala students have limited chances to high education. if tamils think that they have big brain, why TN is remaining as a hell in the world. still sri Lankan Tamils are failed to Find out a good tamils leader so even i cant undestand why these people are introducing themself as smart people.

        • Disna

          Basi you are very correct. Well said.

        • mario

          did u check 2009 /AL results???guess wat happened in jaffna????get ur facts tsraight mister before u talk!!dumb!!!

        • Thirunavaskarasu

          Thamils vary ediukated peeples. our eksams we are parsing very highly in jaffna. iam inglish ediukated parsing with very much high marcks in 1975. our ecksaminers giving arnsers bifore the ecksam so we pars with vary high marks. so yoo dont tell we are not ediukated peeples. our pribhakaran hoo is died also vary ediukated peeple.

        • Thiagarajah Vigneswaran

          vanakkam thiru. i is olso vary vary ediukated thamil man from chavakacheri. now iam in canada with wite peeples here they like me vary much. i hav univarsity digree from jaffna univarsity. i get vary high marks becos the ecksaminer give us all the answers before eksam. the wite masters give me job after i come here from india by little boat vary vary shaking in the sea making me vomit all the way. now i am senier janiter here and i dont use the plunger in the toilet after promotion. before use plunger i carry everywhere. i like canada vary good but vinter vary cold iam shaking vary vary much sounding katakatakata in my mouth.

        • Mura uk

          All the eduacted people have had left the country long time back and now.

          In fact, sorry to say that Sri lanka is just good enough for modayas.

          So thats the reason modayas appoint another modaya like rajapaksa to run the country.

          Do not compare Dr Manmohan Singh with Rajapaksa because Singh went to Cambridge and also he is well respected all over the world incl UK and US, what about Rajapaksa nobody give a sh_t for him.

      • Tusi

        Lalith… may be you dont have enough brain to understand the facts, if we Sri Lanka can come out from Two JVP revolts, masive LTTE trouble supported by many western smart brain (as you kind of people think), think again who is born without a brain.

        • nazem

          well said. Any way it is very foolish to find out who are more intelligent than other. we all have same gene. but some of the idiotic Tamils like prabakaran whole tamil nation paid a huge price

      • Sinhaya

        Well it was proved that Thalaivar did not have even an ounce of brain matter when he was killed. His head was empty.

    • theo

      You have not got out of your tribal quality.
      Can you prove that you got special DNA to call yourselves the owner of this country. How about the Native people.

    • anthony jones

      Kalag the IRC [Island Reconvicted Criminal], how on earth does this nation belong to the sinhalese, you groan and moan stating that the tamils are educated, why dont the sinhalese also attain that status instead of sitting on their brains.

      The govt won the war using contreversial tactics, they say with the left hand we are all Sri Lankan’s whilst the right keeps spreading their racist policies in gay abundance with the help of the biased armed forces.

      Thanks to the antics of Prabha and the likes of him, the Tamils are now able to live with their dignity and sanity intact.

      Prabha, paid the price for not allowing the Tamils to vote at the 2004 presidential election he fell for the tricks of Tiren Alles and Mangala Samaraweera.

      They say that one should never bite the hand that feeds you hopefully there will be justice someday in the near future. a j.

      • inm

        because of prabha more tamils were killed. he killed more tamils than anyone else (stats available). tamils are poorere because of this criminal who was killed like a dog. what ever tactics used we won da war thats what matters. justice done! lost cause /sour looses. keep dreaming of yr eelam state but anyone trying we will give same response. racist are u peoplewho create probs to keep yr refugee status

      • Sid

        This nation belongs to the Srilankans, wherther they are tamils or singalese. praba cannot be held responsible for all the bad things that happened. No doubt he is responsible, but all the peoiple arond him as well.We should not forget the hands of the south who went hell for leather when the inte4rnational community begged them to stop the massacre of the fleeing innocents.
        Can we move further, without differentiate as singalese or tamils, but as ceylonese? I prefer this phraxse because it is neither tamil nor singalese.

      • Hiran Kulatilake

        Mr Jones why are you afraid of giving your real name? Is it because you also sing Bilah like Anton Jones? Thanks to Piripaharan SL Tamils are branded ruthless terrorists all over the world!

        I beg to differ when somebody says Tamils have better Education! All their qualifications are bogus! Like Anthony Jones most of the Tamils had their education in Colombo at the expense of Taxpayers money! Then they sneaked out of the country claiming refugee status and abused the system of those countries as well, taking the white politicians for a ride!

        • san

          Tamils history also same, they wash the asssss of the british to get good education , they even changed their reliogen.

        • SO TAMILS WERE EDUCATE WITH SINHALA TAX PAYERS MONEY…’? tamils never paid tax:?

    • Chamalka

      It’s the boot licking habit of Tamil leaders brought in elite position for the tamils in the colonial government irrespective of their low percentage.When the British left the Tamil leaders couldn’t enjoy the same previalges as they were enjoying them by liking the boots of the suddahs.Those very leaders are the ones who started the Tmil terrorism Sinhala nationalism started as a result of the Tamil’s undue demands.The tamils in the survey department changed the Sinhalese names of the places in Sri Lanka. Tamil officers in examination paper marking gave more marks to the tamil students .Tamil lectureres in the universities gave the questions to the tamil students before the exams etc etc these are the known things in Sri Lanka and WE WILL NOT ALLOW TAMIL TERRORISM AGAIN IN THIS COUNTRY .IF THE TERRORIST STARTS AGAIN WE WILL KILL EVERY ONE OF THEM FOR GOOD JUST LIKE WE KILL PRBAHKARAN WE WILL KILL ANY TERRORIST

      • mike

        u r stupid, another wave of 78 million tamils will wash away 18 million sinhalese into the bay, know facts

        • sam

          Keep dreaming. That is the only thing “drealamist” can do. 1 billion people will rise against and wipe away U idiots if U ever try to do that.

        • nazem

          you are very stupid. don’t think all 78 million tamils are like you idiot

    • Jane Warrant

      Jaffna has always been Tamil. It does not belong to the Sinhalese.

      • Disna

        What about colombo where 65 % er Tamils ???There’s no low like that Jaffne belongs only to Tamils. Where should Singhalese ans others go ????Just don’t comment on matters, you don’t know.

  2. Chanaka

    ” Now a section of the Tamils still refuse understand that the country belongs to Singhalese.
    This will only result in their own destruction. ”

    People like you are the reason for the destruction of both the Sinhalese and the tamils and everyone else in Sri-Lanka. Sri-Lanka belongs to Sri-Lankans, not any specific ethnic group.

    • lalith athulathmudali

      There is no trace or identy about where you idiots came from.

      I believe you modayas have been chased out from north india.

      • Rambuttan

        Hey history is very clear. Prince Vijaya whose origin from lion came from East India presently in the region of Orissa in 6th century BC. Later some of them including Vijaya took wives from south Indian kingdoms. Few new comers got married local aborigines (yakkas and Nagas) as well. Present Sinhalese are believed to be from these mixes. First historically reported south Indian invasion happened in 3rd century BC led by Sena and Guttika. What is more interesting is history clearly recorded south Indian army (Sena’s and Guttika’s) was supported and allied by local Tamil population to defeat Sinhala king Suratissa. This clearly shows there were Tamils in this Island before south Indian invasions. Questions is from when?

        • Hiran Kulatilake

          Rambutan! No logic in what you say! Check the cronology!

        • Rambuttan

          Derived from great chronicle Mahavamsa. No choice, we have to believe that. Recent(2007) genetic study also confirmed the proportions of genetic contribution of Sinhalese. Result is East Indian (Orissa + Bengali) 58%, South Indian 42%. Another study found 82% of Sinhalese genes to originate from East Indian admixture. Orissan and Bengali languages are the most closest languages for Sinhala language. I believe my father from this mix.

        • Prabhakaran

          rambuttan. you are correct. we thamilians were the first peoples of lanka. singalese came much later. the reason the singalese became majority in lanka is because most of out thamil men are gay and the ones who are not gay are suffering from erectile dysfunction. so our thamil women had sex with the vijaya’s singalese men and the children were all singalese. now you get it?????

        • Rambuttan

          This island narrowly escaped twice by Muslim armies in 14th century. Delhi sultanate General Malik Kafur came to Cape Comorin (southern most tip of India) with a huge army in 1312 for further expansion. We have to thank people of Kanyakumari, who told Malik Kafur there is nothing after this point. Again in 1336, Madurai sultan Jalaluddin Ahsan attempted an expedition to Jaffna Kingdom but historian Ibn Batuta averted sultan’s intension. Our history would have been different or more complicated if those two attempts were successful. I am not fabricating anything, these all are recorded by historians.

        • azath

          Rambuttan,
          Thank you for an enlightenment of history. I like to learn more of the history of our land. continue to give us more thoughts.

          I would like to share more which I have learnt from an eminent Leprosy specialist doctor.

          Based on the fact that there is/was no lion in our forest. how could King Vijeya be a Human lion. the possible explanation given is that it is the LEONINE FACE of King Vijaya the advanced stage of the Leprosy. and Leprosy was considered a social stigmata in the past an incurable, curse on people which would have been the very possible reason for his expulsion from the monarch in Bengal.

    • SINHALEASE WHO ARE THEY’ ? why they dress,,eat..like Malayalies?

  3. Shan

    Prabakaran – A dead ‘Thamilean’ Hero who sent the Thamilean woman and children to death!

    • boru sobanayas

      no …it´s you animals who kills innocent women and children , but i dont blame you for that , its only your instinkt .

    • LankaLiar

      LTTE was nurtured by the government of India. When Inidia could not carry out its agenda through LTTE they turned against them.The author is even scared to mention that. Also they found out how they could get the agenda done by SinHalease so easily that is to destroy Sri Lanka. Both India and Praba are genius they execute their plans so skilfully and with no cost. see how the R Pak and other Sin Ha lease are doing it for him. As once the world famous terrorist GoonRat told Prabaharan stood for his people where Sin Ha Lease sold the country to India just to be in power. It is Prabaharan who turned the path of Sri Lanka to this current path of destruction so it will never prosper.So he is a hero who achieved all what he wanted. Other are dancing according his tune. Well done Praba. Just an example see how many characters with pure vulgar and indecency has come on into this forum. Before Prabaha there was none. Now it is the trademark and symbol of Sri Lanka – vulgar thuggery and lies. He not only change the country he changed the people to be the best thugs in the world. Praba is alive He was saved by Sri Lanka armed forces as per the instruction of India and is living in India very comfortably to come back when India wants him to come. Who is the winner just work it out.

    • Prabhakaran

      I couldnt rape women because I am gay. after the singalese army shot me, I lost my nuts and now I cannot do anything even in hell.

      • kasiappan

        no the tamil thalaivar dint have to rape singhala women ,,because most of the singhala boys give their puke to suddhas as beach boys ,so the singhala women get fed up with their singhala ponniahs and get laid from all the non singhalese men ,,any way with the small singhalese thing they couldn`t do much any way ,, thalaivar didn´t like singhala huthis because he dint want to have any thing to do with Animals

        • Prabhakaran

          When I was about 12 years old my father sent me to Tamil Nadu to visit M G Ramachandran. I lived with him in his house. He was gay – and he molested me every day. But because he was my Thamil film idol, I did not mind. He used to let me watch my favorite movie “Jackpot Jango” and have sex with me. From then I became gay and used to have sex only with my close male associates. Kittu was my sex partner until he lost his legs. Actually Kittu was bisexual and he used to hump my wife. He is the father of my children too. I did not mind because I had a very tiny lingam – and because of my belly, I could not get an erection. After Kittu, it was Solheim – I liked him because he was white. Now I am in Hell and my present sex partners are Hitler and Pol Pot. They make me feel so good. Hitler has only one nut but he gives me great pleasure.

        • Venom

          Sri Lanka government failed to reveal the deaths of four Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and others injured by lightning at Galle Face Green in Colombo while decorating the area for the War Victory Day celebrations, on 17, 18 April, two days prior to the event, sources in Colombo said.

        • Suresh Jeywardena

          This is so stupid. I am embarrassed as a Sinhalese man that we have such idiotic people like you who make fun of real situations where real suffering took place. This is not the way of Buddists.

  4. Rawaha

    As the conclution of the article, Sinhalese nationalism had led to form Tamil Nationalism. If government fails to win the heart of Tamil youth, the Prebaharan mission will be taken up by Tamil youth with more aggressive. IDP camps are more than bettle ground where the Tamil youth would see what were taught by LTTE leadership about Sinhalese nationalism and it forces. Therefore, Government should take measures to ensure to erase LTTE philosphy showing compassion and love in real sense.

  5. If this is the situation or political culture left behind by a slain terrorist leader who terrorized and ravaged the whole nation with indiscriminate terror , We as Sri Lankans ( NOT AS SINHALESE OR TAMILS OR MUSLIMS) must work together resolutely to change that culture. We must expedite post conflict rehabilitation & reconciliation to convince those affected segments in the society that they will have a safer and promising future very soon. We must rise as a national synergy by shedding all differences to support the regime to get across this TRANSITION PERIOD soon to offer people lived in conflict zone with dividends of this hardly achieved peace. Let us strive to make it happen that benefits of peace: good governance, rule of the law, development reach them first, before it goes to the other areas of country.

    • san

      Yes for the betterman of the country and All SriLankan, now this is the good time to join to gether to develop the country as a whole nation. You may be a sinhalese, tamils or muslims come to gether to develop the nation. Join to gether against the descriminate elements.

    • LankaLiar

      Why do you need the corporation of the Tamils and Muslims for the Sin halease to live as decent civilised citizen. There lies the problem address it or you will be blaming somebody all the time. Look at the terror of a government for the last 60 years of independence. The terror on Tamils and Sin Ha lease very soon. You will have only the SLTE to blame there is not other TE available now.Compare with the other countries in the region. You don’t have to go far.

  6. HUD

    The meaning of “cause” is so relative. Also it was always defined by Pirabaharan. So if he asked to shoot him if he betray “his” people, he should have been shot (of course if he meant what he said) when LTTE was herding Tamils in Vanni to a small area in Mullathiv in order to use them as a human shield (if you say they flocked there according their will, see the videos of fleeing civilians after SL Army opened the LTTE front line).

  7. rathu

    Can someone educate me on the number of Sri-lankan Thamils living abroad & this number porportionate to the Total Sri-Lankan Thamil Popluation?

  8. HUD

    The caption of the photo reads “Prabhakaran: hero or villain to Tamils?”

    No question mark “Prabhakaran was a villain” to “Sri Lankans”.

    The author (likes of him) always say that tribal thinking caused the problem. However, in practice, they arouse those tribal thoughts.

  9. Greg Sathyadasa

    Those who beleive Prabakaran is dead are living the lie. Simple questions: (i) The fallen war her, Retd Gen Fonseca announced the death of Prabakaran and released a gruesome video footage. It is known that India has complete medical records of Prabakaran. Why did Fonseca fail to give the body to India for verification of identity? (ii) Why is the SL Govt reluctant to provide India with Prabakaran’s death certificate? Is it because they lied and are not sure of his death?

  10. Divide India

    There wont be any peace until we listen to India,They have the own interest.Our counrty have enough resources and brains, but we also have corrupted politicians and government officers. There shoudl be another Singhal pRBAKARN to bring this counrty in the right track.Let forget singal and tamil

  11. NORTH LANKA WAS A TAMIL KINDOM RULED BY TAMIL KINGS OVER 2000 YEARS TILL THE PORTUGESE OCCUPIED IT YEAR 1505.THEN IT PASSED TO HOLAND,BRITAIN AND FINALY TO SINHALESE LED GOVERNMENT ON 1948.

    TAMIL INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT OF LANKA BEGAN SINCE THEN AND DISCREMINATIONS AGAINST TAMILS AND MAKE THEM SECONDERY CITIZENS,CREATED THE SUITABLE SITUATION FOR A ARMED STRUGGLE.

    PRABAKARAN EMERGED SUPERIOR THAT ALL OTHER MILITANTS AND HE BECAME MOST POWERFULL AND SUCCESS IN MILITARY MEANS.BUT HE BECAME A DICTATOR AND MAD MAN WITH POWER.HE DID NOT ESTABLISHED INDEPENDENT STATE EVEN THOUGH HE OCCUPIED 40 PERCENT OF THE ISLAND.NO CABINET,NO MINISTRIES OR NO ELECTIONS OR OPPOSITION PARTIES.HE RAN THE SHOW AS A GANG LEADER AND LOST EVERYTHING WHAT TAMILS GAINED THROUGH PEACE AND WAR.INSTEAD DECLARE THE TAMIL NATION HE CONTINUED THE ATTACKT TO SOUTH GOVERNMENT AND CIVILIANS WITHOUT ANY REASON FOR REGARDING A TAMIL NATION.PRABAKARAN WAS A LOST CASE AND HERO BECAME TRAITOR AND A SIMPLY A TORRORIST TO TAMILS AS WELL AS SINHALESE AND OTHERS.

  12. Prabhakaran was not certainly a Tamilean hero.He was a villain who destroyed entire Sri Lankan Tamil nation denying their living rights. He had killed more Tamils than sinhalese during his fake course of ealam and Sri Lankan Tamils underwent untold hardships during the North and East were under his Jurisdiction acquired at gun point.

    • Prabhakaran

      shut up. dont insult me. I kill you. i tried my best to get eelam for myself and become king of eelam like the kekkille king. my peoples did not give me enough support otherwise I would have acheeved my dreem eelam. the only thamils I killed was the ones who was against me – and there were many – so I killed them. it was my duty. I am not a terrorist – I am a good gay fellow. you can see my innocent face and child like smile. my problem was that erik solheim was also gay but he preferred kittu because kittu had no legs. so I got jealous. I like solheim because he is white. now it is all gone. i am in hell and the devil is not white – he is a dark red colour. I dont like him because he is too hot.

  13. Thamilan

    If the Sinhalese and their supporters belive that with the death of Pirabakaran the Tamil aspiration for Tamil elam is dead then you all are living in a cloud cockoo land.

    you may have defeated one Pirabakaran? with the help of some 21 contries around the world which I belive is not a great achivement but an act of cowardice. Sinhalese used the so- called Global fight on terrorism to kill over 40,000 innocent Tamils during the last days of the war which is not deafeating terrorism but an act of genocide to which all the Sinhala war criminals will be made to account one day.The final day of reconing is around the corner. The Tamils the world over are waking up and seeing the true colours of the sinhala tyranny masquerading as Srilankan Nationalism rampaging through the Tamil homeland un -checked. How are we going to stop the sinhala state terrorists taking over our home land and rape and pillage our people who are at the momemt without any protectors?. Let all of us Tamils put our heads together and work out a solution. The so- called friends of the sinhals are not going to be there for them to support all the time their interests are short lived once they achive their own interests they will drop the sinhalayas like hot potatoes.

    We 100 million Tamils world over must unite under one banner and deal a death blow to the aryan sinhala budhist supremacy and tyranny at the same time. Puligalin thakam thamil eela thayagam. nanri . Vannakkam

    • basi

      day dream…keep it up..

      • yes this is why ecen after modayas guranteed about the death of the leader amd rooted rebels poverty india officially banned LTTE again……pathetic ..cowards…modayas..where wre your bravery for the last 30 years when you heard his name you have pissed and ran away….

    • nazem

      there are some idiot like this man

      • Prabhakaran

        please dont call us that. we thamilians are not idiots. we are very intelligent peoples. when the sri lanka military killed me they did not see anything in side my head because our heads are vacuum – we thamils have a invisible brain. that is why I looked like I was smiling in those pictures. nice pictures. now I am enjoying in hell with hitler and pol pot. they are my new friends – they are better than milliband and those other western fellows.

  14. Thamilan aka VPL

    If the Sinhalese and their supporters belive that with the death of Pirabakaran the Tamil aspiration for Tamil elam is dead then you all are living in a cloud cockoo land.

    you may have defeated one Pirabakaran? with the help of some 21 countries around the world which I belive is not a great achivement but an act of cowardice. Sinhalese used the so- called Global fight on terrorism to kill over 40,000 innocent Tamils during the last days of the war which is not deafeating terrorism but an act of genocide to which all the Sinhala war criminals will be made to account one day.The final day of reconing is around the corner. The Tamils the world over are waking up and seeing the true colours of the sinhala tyranny masquerading as Srilankan Nationalism rampaging through the Tamil homeland un -checked. How are we going to stop the sinhala state terrorists taking over our home land and rape and pillage our people who are at the momemt without any protectors?. Let all of us Tamils put our heads together and work out a solution. The so- called friends of the sinhalayas are not going to be there for them to support all the time their interests are short lived once they achive their own interests they will drop the sinhalayas like hot potatoes.

    We 100 million Tamils world over must unite under one banner and deal a death blow to the aryan sinhala budhist supremacy and tyranny at the same time. Puligalin thakam thamil eela thayagam. nanri . Vannakkam

    • san

      Out of 100m , 99m is against your tamil Ealam

    • Prabhakaran

      vannakkam thamilian. I may be dead on earth but I am alive in hell – it is my new separate state – Helleelam! come over here all my thamil brothers and sisters and those thamil brothers who look like sisters. life here is very suitable for us. I prefer it here in helleelam! but little warmer than jaffna.

  15. Kalag

    The Tamils will never have so called Eelam not in Sri Lanka or anywhere in the world. Maximum they can have is the Government without a land – TGTE. This is the brain child of the Rudrakumar who is a banker. He saw the potential of money spinning and money grabbing from the Tamil diaspora.
    He does not want to lose the chance to collect millions of dollars, euros and pounds from these “arm chair freedom fighters”. Can they damage Sri Lanka? Not seriously. But they have give headache and being a nuisense to the country and the government.
    LTTE was blown big by the previous presidents and politicians, just to divert the real problem of Sri Lanka – economic progress or lack of it.
    Now MR has got rid of the the LTTE. The govt has to concentrate on the economy.
    On the ownership of the country is concerned, 75% of the people elect their government. There was no evidence that Sri Lanka had country for Tamils. Tamils may have lived here for long time. That does not mean they own the country. Invasion happened from South India, in the past. That means Tamils never had a country in Sri Lanka. Tamils helped their Indian kings to invade Singhala kingdoms. It shows that they never had any country or kingdom in Sri Lanka. South Indians could not hold on to the invaded territory for long time, just like LTTE could hold on to any territory for ever.
    So let’s face it. Sri Lanka belongs to Singhalese, whatever the mixer of genes they have. Tamils don’t belong here. They are the left overs of the invaders.

    • san

      Kalag, you are wrong stupid bastered, the country will not develop because of the bastred like you, you talk discrimination, are you in dinoser years. Perheps you would say LTTE supporters are not belongs to Srilanka. Srilanka for all Sinhalese Tamils and Muslims with one condition that they should love Srilanka

    • mario

      where did u sinhalese come from????SKY??????all are descendts from INDIA…can u prove that srilanka belongs to sinhalese through DNA???or any other scientific way????

      • you are joking their mahavamsa comic book say their graet ..graet..great father was born because of the liason of a lion and a princess….and modayas believe… also they believe one criminal vijaya was landede in mannar….look at the map and see how this is possible if you have brain..

  16. rajapaksa

    Kalag sinhala modaya,

    Before you say something like this check whether you still have the balls to play.

    We will attack you animals on the economic front.

    • Kalag

      You people are real comedians. You don’t have any fronts anymore, leave alone the economic front. You wait and see what happens to you and the Tamil diaspora in a few months.

      • basi

        hai tamils diaspora wake up wake up….u cant do anything just posting rubish comments thrg the web..also doing nothing in Europe..,,

      • mario

        wat???wat r u going to do????dont forget that sinhala diapora are here as well!!!!DUMB!!!

  17. War is all about property rights.So then why don’t we just buy up the country. AS MY JEWISH FRIEND SAID YOUR QUEEN IN MY COUNTRY.With US$1.5 Trillion net worth and US$49 billion gross income, no wonder colombo is in the hands of the Tamils. No wonder Rajapaksa wants to shift the Capital to Hambantota. Rajapkasa won the war and sold the country. There are no more singhalese heritage anymore. It is Chinese, Indians, Americans, Europeans and Tamils only.
    The floods are the indication that the singhalese people do not have the wherewithall to weather the flood.Every month some US$30,000,000 is sent by the Diaspora to Sri Lanka and also add the goods we import from Sri Lanka. Everytime I buy Sri Lankan made item you get 100 ruppees.My monthly income is 6,000,000 rupees, yes 6 million rupees.That is chicken feed so we will buy up the country and raise the prices so that the poor singhalese will have nothing. Thank you Mr.Rajapksa, all he can do is to sell the Singhala heritage to the other nations and send his women to be inhouse maids in the middle east. What the singhalease have to learn is to respect the hard work of others and pay attention to their families and build a just society and stop plundering the neighbours.

  18. modaya

    What are the chances of Tamils winning a separate country within Sri Lanka? Absolutely zip. Sinhalese are the evolved people from historic roots in Sri Lanka with a unique language that is different from all the other languages in the subcontinent. Tamils came as kallathoni (illegals) who came looking for food and to evade unbearable discrimination by their own people in Tamil Nadu. They settled down in coastal areas where ever they landed and started enjoy the life and multiply in Sri Lanka. We Sinhalese allowed Tamils to live in any part of Sri Lanka while Praba and all the other Tamils chased the Sinhalese away from the North and the East. So it was a pay back time for the Tamils and to get our country back from kallathoni. If Tamils are part of Sri Lankan society they should show that and act accordingly. Their best chance to create a country is where 70+ million of their ancestry Tamils live, i.e. break Tamil Nadu and we will give full support as long as all the Tamils leave Sri Lanka. How about that?

    • Prabhakaran

      no no you are wrong. we thamils were the first peopls of lanka. you singalese came later with vijaya. what happened was that vijaya’s singalese peoples who came in a few boats were very bad and had sex with our thamil women because we thamil mens were suffering from erectile dysfunction – and our women liked the singalese mens. that is why the singalese peoples became the majority because we thamil mens couldn’t do it.

    • there was no sinhala language before 10 th century..and it has robbed hundreds of tamil words,,,,

  19. a voter

    This article has many factual errors.
    1. It could be the struggle against “caste based inequality” which could have used explosives, but Prabakaran has no connection (Mentrally/physically) with that. In fact “Iyar” a close associative of Praba on those days, now write saying we didnt even bothered to listen about these people. (I do not have the English version of it. The Tamil version is available at http://www.inioru.com)
    2. Prabakaran is a Hindu and he never became Christian. Author should give evidence to his claim. In fact his family owns special rights at VVT Sivan Kovil. (As I remember DBS Jeyaraj wrote this in his article about Mr. Veluppillai)
    3. The word “Thambi” (younger brother) and “Thalaivar” (leader)were used to refer Prabakaran at different times by dfferent people. But he word “Annan” or “Annai” (both refers to elder brother, I am not referring to mother here.) was never attributed to him. They were used mainly against ‘Mahathaya”.

  20. gamanayaka

    PRBAKARAN WAS AREAL HERO NOT AMONG THE TAMILS BUT SINHALESE TOO SINCE EVENTOUGH HIS IDEOLOGIES ARE WRONG AMD MADE MANY MISTAKES IN HIS POLITICAL LIFE TO MAKE HIS DREAM TRUE HE NEVER BETRAYED HIS BATTLE TILL THE END AS REAL LEADER.

    • chan

      when he was surrounded, there is no option, no way to run, so only option is to hide in the marshy land and that was his last hideout.

      • Prabhakaran

        please dont say things like that about me. lot of tamil people think I am their hero. I am a thamil hero. I am hero to all those thamils who appreciated me killing innocent men women and children in every part of sri lanka, bombing public places, sending our thamil children forcibly as cannon fodder to face the sri lanka military so that our senior caders would take shelter behind them, forcing my followers to commit suicide bombing and killing people like Rajiv Gandhi and Premadasa, and so many other heroic things I did when I was alive. although I had instructed my bodyguards to shoot me if I was going to get caught to the sri Lankan military, I changed my mind and decided to take a chance by trying to surrender to them. unfortunately the only white cloth I had was my underpants which was already brown color with my excreta and maybe they did not recognize it as white and shot my backside full of bullets. now I am in hell with Hitler and Pol Pot and I am conspiring to take over this place from the Devil and make it my Helleelam! all my people – come here – its a much better place – but a little warmer than Jaffna.

  21. IDP

    Think about people killed and displaced, not about past. God will punish who made this.

  22. Aunty Monica

    Sri Lanka belongs to the SINHALESE if you don’t like it pleeeeze leave. Sinhala is spoken only in Sri Lanka if this language is spoken by another group of people in any other part of the world please let us know.

    • san

      Monica, you are wrong stupid bastered, the country will not develop because of the bastred like you, you talk discrimination, are you in dinoser years. Srilanka for all Sinhalese Tamils and Muslims with one condition that they should love Srilanka

  23. Is Piripaharan a Sri Lankan or Malayali? If Piripaharan is of recent Malayali origin that answers most of the questions on sole claims of Tamils to the North and the East of Sri Lanka.

    Read this: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Prabhakarans-cousin-sister-in-Kerala-deeply-distressed/articleshow/4548024.cms
    Friday, 8 May 2009 POONTHALATHAZHAM (KOLLAM):

    A lady in Kerala has claimed that LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, who is spearheading the fight for a separate Tamil eelam in Sri Lanka, is her first cousin and that he has Malayali roots.

    Earlier this month, the Economic Times of India interviewed a 77-year-old woman, Janaki Amma, in her lower middle class residence about 20 km from Kollam in the southern Indian state of Kerala, who claimed Prabhakaran, son of her maternal uncle, Vellupillai, is a Malayali. “Velupillai was one of five brothers and two sisters, one of who was my mother Nani Amma”, she says. That makes her the first cousin of Prabhakaran, who she has never met.

    “My uncle Velupillai last came to Kollam for my grandfather’s funeral when I was a 12-year-old,” she told the paper. “Since then, I have not seen him. He used to regularly send money to my mother, but after my mother’s demise that stopped. It used to be Rs. 50 per month, but that was a princely amount those days”, reminisces Janaki Amma.

    She showed the paper a post card that her uncle had sent from Jaffna. Sent on 18.12.1953, the address read: R Velupillai, Vale Beeda Store, 224, KKS Road, Jaffna.

    “After settling in Jaffna, my uncle’s children would obviously have studied in Tamil medium and been brought up in that culture, quite naturally,” Amma said, trying to explain how Prabhakaran might have taken to the Lanka Tamil separatist cause and passed off as a Tamil.

  24. gunathilaka

    TO BE A HERO OR TO BE A VILLIAN VERY MUCH DEPENDS ON ONE,S DEEDS THAN WORDS,iN THAT RESPECT PRABAKARAN IS HERO FOR HE VENTURED EVENTOUGH HE COULD NOT SUCEED.

    • san

      How could he be a hero, what he said and what he did?. He told he will protect tamils. But he killed them. he told that he will give jobs but he asked tamils for kappam. The list could be long here. So he is a Villan

  25. shan

    At this Juncture we may no need to argue waether the Preba is Hero/Villain. We have just passed a year without Preba, Any improvement about ethenic cohession. Be fairly say become worsen, We are celebrating war victory. have we fought with any other country no please understand that we fought internally and demolish terrorist(in our word)/ Freedom fighters (tamil words).
    Well the cause still there, As we have agreed several time weather in full sense nonsense that tamil had a problem within Sri Lanka and we have to give them some fair solution Since 1947( Banda-Chelva, JR-Rajeev & Rani-Preba) have we implemented- No we always broke the promises. I would say this is good time no threat/ force to us give them good solution.; we should proactive and show tamils that how we fair with every one in Srilanaka. let try If we don’t Sorry Sri Lanka always should be begger of IMF/World bank. Let us decide where we need to are we going to be a begger/Richer…….

  26. elara

    no matter what he is a great hero. LONG LIVE MR.PRABAKARAN

    • Prabhakaran

      hank you. thank you. thank you everybody who think I am their hero. I am a thamil hero. I am hero to all those thamils who appreciated me killing innocent men women and children in every part of sri lanka, bombing public places, sending our thamil children forcibly as cannon fodder to face the sri lanka military so that our senior caders would take shelter behind them, forcing my followers to commit suicide bombing and killing people like Rajiv Gandhi and Premadasa, and so many other heroic things I did when I was alive. although I had instructed my bodyguards to shoot me if I was going to get caught to the sri Lankan military, I changed my mind and decided to take a chance by trying to surrender to them. unfortunately the only white cloth I had was my underpants which was already brown color with my excreta and maybe they did not recognize it as white and shot my backside full of bullets. now I am in hell with Hitler and Pol Pot and I am conspiring to take over this place from the Devil and make it my Helleelam! all my people – come here – its a much better place – but a little warmer than Jaffna.

  27. BUT..SO CALLED INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY..SO CALLED UNITED NATIONS HAVE TAUGHT A GOOD LESSON TO TAMILS…….YOU CAN KILL ANY AMOUNT OF PEOPLE LAWFULLY OR UNLAWFULLY AND YOU CAN USE ANY BANNED CHEMICALS TO FISNISH OTHERS……WHY REBELS THOUGH HAD CAPACI TY TO KILL THOUSANDS IN SOUTH BY ANY MEANS HAVE NOT DONE?EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE ATTACKED KATUNAYAKA AIRPORT NOT A SINGLE CIVILIAN WAS HURT..THIS IS THEIR BIG MISTAKE IT SEEMS…..

  28. tamil lion will surely roar.

    • Appuhamy

      The tamil tiger was finally proved to be not a tiger – but a hyena with a “nagasalang” voice.

  29. mario

    from the comments i read i am sure this country is not going to get PEACE or DEVELOPMENT in the near future!!!

  30. Prabhakaran

    Thank you. thank you. thank you everybody who think I am their hero. I am a thamil hero. I am hero to all those thamils who appreciated me killing innocent men women and children in every part of sri lanka, bombing public places, sending our thamil children forcibly as cannon fodder to face the sri lanka military so that our senior caders would take shelter behind them, forcing my followers to commit suicide bombing and killing people like Rajiv Gandhi and Premadasa, and so many other heroic things I did when I was alive. although I had instructed my bodyguards to shoot me if I was going to get caught to the sri Lankan military, I changed my mind and decided to take a chance by trying to surrender to them. unfortunately the onlyb white cloth I had was my underpants which was already brown color with my excreta and maybe they did not recognize it as white and shot my backside full of bullets. now I am in hell with Hitler and Pol Pot and I am conspir9ing to take over this place from the Devil and make it my Helleelam! all my people – come here – its a much better place – but a little warmer than Jaffna.

    • nazem

      well said prabakaran . you are my hero. you are my hero prabakaran. you kill most of the tamil. this idiotic army did not let him some time to wipe out whole thamilian

      • Prabhakaran

        I could not wipe out all my people because we are from tamil nadu – and there are millions of our people there. you see, tamil nadu is also like hell itself – and our thamil people live like crap there. have you ever been there ? if you want to see what hell is like go first to tamil nadu and have a look for yourself.

  31. Kumar

    You peoples still didn’t know that prabakaran or even LTTE is sponsored by Srilankan government. Is gandhi is sponsored by any people. To fight for right we need only courage and compulsion. Yes still Srilankan govt. sponsoring terrorist by dening tamil peoples equal rights, basic needs, etc., So If not prabakaran some one will come to that position. But battle will keep on going until Srilankan govt. sponsor it.

  32. Okarada Wariya

    All Thamil Podians
    There is no place like Sri Lanka. You podians could not believe in coexsistance. You Kambi adipamas wants the big piece which let the way for idiot Pribaharan’s to rest in peace. All tamil Die Ass-poras, you could continue washing your masters asses as usual. Suthra mudiya Erica you thamil pombues.

    • rajapakshe

      Right from NASA , US Ministry, Prseident Of Singapore, Ministers in Malaysia……It’ s US TAMILIANS everywhere!!
      First try to become successful in your own country and then try to reach atelast 1% of what Tamilians had achieved so far…

      • Patriot

        You are missing the bus mr rajapakshan. those tamilians in the countries you mention don’t consider themselves as tamils who want to divide the countries they live in – instead they proudly claim to be citizens of those countries – i.e. tamils in Malaysia prefer to be known as Malaysians and tamils in Singapore prefer to be known as Singaporeans. The Malaysians also taught a certain ethnic group a good lesson some time ago when they tried to do in Malaysia what the tamils tried to do in Sri Lanka. So unless you guys want to be known as Sri Lankans and assimilate with all ethnic groups and live, work and co-exist as Sri Lankans, you are not welcome here – just go back to tamil nadu and stay there.

        • Kalag

          Well said Patriot. Just to add to your point: In Malaysia, Malays have priority. Yet they are only 55% of the population. Chinese and Indians (include Tamils) make up 45%.
          But in Sri Lanka, Singhalese are almost 75% (may be 78%). It is here the Tamils want their Eelam. They also call themselves educated and brainy!!!

        • Mura uk

          All these tamils left SRI LANKA because oneday they will be put up with sinhala modayas.

          How can tamils live with monkeys?

        • Mura uk

          In Sri lanka, sinhalese did not have anything to do. Therefore, they were just breeding thats how 75% sinhalese became majority.

        • Sankaran

          Mura UK – then was Hanuman a Sinhala? I am confused because we thought he was Tamil like us.

        • Patriot

          Whether the Sinhalese did not have anything to do is not the question. As you say that if Tamils were the first people of Sri Lanka, then what happened to them? Why have they not any population increase at all? Why had the Sinhalese population so disproportionately increased over the years? The only probable reason could be that the Tamil women could not have sex with Tamil men because of an obvious problem the Tamil men were suffering from – like impotence or erectile dysfunction. Therefore, the Tamil women had to have sex with the more sexually virile Sinhalese men and thus they had Sinhalese children. I can understand your problem too Mura – but its nothing to be ashamed of. Just get a DNA check done and I am sure you too might be a Sinhalese too.

  33. Susil

    Tamils in SL should undarstand that country belongs to Sihalease prople.
    Tamil Nada is belongs to Tamils, If you guys do not like to stay with India declare independace of Tamil Nadu and live with dignity and pride. Do not try another separatist war that eliminate total tamils from our country,

    • if india disintegrate tomorrow and tamil nadu become a country next day there wont be a sinhala sri lanka……

  34. Amarnath Sunderagama

    Sorry, none of those who comment show any common sense and intelligence in discussing a serious issue like the post war ethnic conflict. They only exhibit their low culture of insulting each other and that too in third grade language in a public forum.
    Clearly a sign of Sri Lanka’s decline in every aspect of social living. NO WONDER Sri Lanka is led by the type who are now elected to high office.

  35. rathu

    Why hasn’t anyone commented on the following which I posted a few days back?. I’m sure someone should have these statistics.

    Can someone educate me on the number of Sri-lankan Thamils living abroad & this number porportionate to the Total Sri-Lankan Thamil Popluation?

  36. rajapakshe

    U guys still don’t have a clue about what’s happening in the World…

    We Tamilians with a naturally gifted Brain (Thanks to God) had reached places…we are just residents in foriegn countries and not citizens.

    Just come and see how Tamilians fare in USA, UK,SIngapore,Malaysia,Dubai,Europe — we are all over and we have our own identity.

    Should not someone be ashamed if their country is being looked ‘suspiciously’ by all nations? whose fault is it?
    Who stopped u from learning/educating yourselves?

    Tamil is the only language after English in a froreign country – which can be found in the currrency of Singapore, Malaysia,Sri Lanka, Fiji…

    How could we make this..but shear hard work and brains…not by getting jealous or getting frustated at their achievements…

    Try hard and proove, we will give you 10 years from now…Put Srilanka in one of the Industrialised nations List..then you yourself can be proud on your achievements…than just empty crowing now.

    You don’t realise that as long as your leaders remain as Puppets to other countries (Read India and China) you will remain as you are now for years AND MIND your neighbours want that ONLY!!

    Rajapakse will go..some Ranatunge..will come and he will be a puppet for China or Pakistan and you will remain like this for centuries with no identity of your own.

    I still remember the late 70s where everyone want to Visit Sri Lanka ‘Paradise Island’ -when Tamils and Sinhalese were living in harmony.

    Just like now people going for Singapore for shopping/holidays, it was Colombo once.

    Who spolied all these…your JVP..you Sinhalese Chauvinists..you allowed that to grow..WHAT YOU SOW YOU WILL REAP.

    Faults is yours and what’s the point riducling yourself by throwing stones at others..not realiseng that you are inside a Glass House.

    Mark my words … as Long as your leaders remain puppets…within a century you are going to write your own epithet…you don’t need an enemy.

    AND in that time Tamilains are going to spread further..probably head of one more foriegn state, More richer people…

    Thanks…Wud appreciate the guys who blog to use some descent words..THAT shows your Family/Generation how good you are brought up !!
    That reflects your..sick..OR..healthy mentality

    • Kumi

      you are 100 % right, All Sri Lankans can be united and make our country as #1 Paradise in the world. The Sri Lankans who are residing in the Foreign countries wll be returning if we are like Singapoore…

  37. MOHAMED ASFAR

    now the war is over. we must stop the war of words too. the President clearly said there is only one people. SRI LANKAN. we all must unite and do the needful to see our children will have a future which in no way less than other developed countries. moderate voices should be heard in Sri Lanka. not hatred towards each other. Please feel for our country, pray for our childrens future, always give encouragement to our leaders who are doing the best for our future. GOD BLESS SRI LANKA.

  38. P.L.J.B.Palipana

    Thanks lot Mr.Mohamed Asfar. Really this is a crucial juncture of the sriLanka history.Thanks lot Mr.Gamini Weerakoon for your valuable article.As I mentioned earlier the Tamil and Muslim intelectuals all the world must get together to find out an everlasting solution to the question. We wish that the GOSL will be supported by those intelectuals all over the world.
    The existance of the Provincial Councils during the last 20 years proved us that we need a very simple politico-socio-economic model to distribute Social Wealth among Sinhala,Tamil and Muslim people. Please suppose that there are no divisions in the society as Caste,Creed or Religions.As mentioned Pro.Hoole the homogeneous society.Some politicians are abcent minded in the subject and the GOSL must realise the situation very clealy.I think the reason is they don’t have adequate knowledge in Political Science,Applied Economics, Mathematics ete…ete…..
    Ultimately thanks lot Mr.Gamini Weerakoon!

  39. Kalag

    I can see the “highly educated” people from both communities now contributiing here. You educated lot, please tell me something;

    What extra power Tamils should have that Singhalese don’t need?

    Are these Poor Singhalese people, who lost their children, fathers and family members during the war, immaterial to rest of you?

    Why the sufferings of Tamils is blamed on Singhalese? Singhalese did not start the separation war. Are they supposed to sit like ducks and take the hit?

    If the politicians are corrupted, why is it Singhalese’ fault, not anyone elses’?

    How come the 15% of the population hold ransome to a country with 75% majority community?

    If Tamils are the best out of the human kind, why they selected Sri Lanka where Singhalese (who are nothing to you “educated”) have their home?

    • Mura uk

      SINHALA ONLY ACT !

      Is it just toilet paper to wipe your ass and throw?

      Clown can you answer this?

      • Kalag

        In a country where 78% of the people speak Singhalese, it was made official language. Tamil is used in majority Tamil speaking area.
        What is wrong with that? You people learn English in UK, Canada, USA & Australia. Why can’t you learn Singhalaese in Sri Lanka?
        You people also learn German, French & other languages in respective countries. You get bellyache when you are asked to learn Singhalese.
        Is learning Singhalese a problem for you? Your brothers protested learning Hindi but majority of them lean now.
        If you people fear that you will forget Tamil by learning Singhalese, you are not worthy of calling yourselves “TAMILS”.

  40. sangaralingham

    what can i say after reading all the comments. are we all happy or sad. we praise and heat each other. often the mind is devilish due to inferiority complex of someone initiating laws violating anothers right and arrogance and faked superiority complex another whoo killed others for the benefit of imaginary something. but we can see one to three generaions has created a divisive society, most will be heaven/hell before problem rectified for better or worse.colony united us independence what does for the nation. lack of leadership.inadequate mentality among the leaders.greed fear. lack of optimisim. so go again

  41. rajapakshe

    Good to see some sane comments and positive thinking..pouring in….

    Now..You see who started all this..the Goverments and the leaders for their Political survival.
    ‘Power’ with ‘Money’ is a deadly combination which makes anyone go to any length….Kill their own people/family if need be..!!

    USA trained Al Qeda against Russians – they turned on them one day!

    Indira Gandhi trined Bindharenwale (Khalistan) – they killed her one day

    Indira Gandhi assisted LTTE and betrayed them – Her Son Lost his Life on LTTE’s hands.

    To avenge her Husband’s death, Sonia Gandhi colluded with Srilankan Govt and crushed LTTE – what next??

    History repeats…we normal citizens are pawns in the hands of the politicians!!

    Do you think India will allow Srilanks to become prosperous with Chinese assitance or with some one else…
    Stop dreaming…This is International Politics.

    So Dear Tamils and Sinhalese – educate your children, rise in society, live in a country where you are safe…Your Mother Land is always there..earn, raise your status and when your Mother land is safe and ‘Sane’ enough return.

    You missed a good election – you all gave absolute powers to the present leaders…Now you have to face the music for the next 5 years UNTIL there is social uprising by Tamils,Sinhalese,Muslims,Buddhists not for a seperate state BUT for a decent peaceful living like others.

    Thanks and would appreciate we can Blog with such thoughts to have a change in our thinking and Outlook.

  42. P.L.J.B.Palipana

    Thanks to Mr.rajapakshe.
    I wish to remind you the most recent article of Mr.Austin Fernando: INDIAN INTEREST FOR POWER SHARING, states

    Secretary Rao has reportedly said ” The amendment (13th) is gained broad acceptance and has become the fulcrum around which the provincial administration revolves. There is consequently need to strengthen and empower these provinces further.” It is indirectly saying that ’13 Amendment plus’ is required.
    Really this woman is one of the most foolish in the world. The system is required by some politicians(around 300) to steal public wealth(70% of the construction industry was stolen(mis-used)).The general public(Sinhala,Tamil and Muslim) see the system as a colosal waste and call Komis Kakko. If MR really a patriot abolish this entirely as soon as possible and call for Tamil and Muslim intelectuals all over the world for instructions.We can’t expect always the fundings from the ADB because they also send our country their consultants,Contractors,labourers ete…ete..This is not a good sign for our own Construction Industry in SL(they may be idling ).
    The politicians are asking more power not to serve the people but to steal public wealth.
    In this instant I consider a true Patriot who could save the Social Wealth for the people from the Grass Root Levels(IDPs,peasentry,plantation labour ete). Now is the time for MR to show his true Patriotism.
    Thanks for Mr.Kusal Perera

  43. atom man

    Every Sinhala modaya who writes in this forum must remeber that there are 6 Tamils to every Sinhalese In this world.some sinhala fool who has written in this forum belives that the one billion people (may be a reference to the entire population of India ) will rise and wipe the Tamils out if the 78 million Tamils were to Invade lanka. If this is not a Sinhala day dream what else is? No f’ing indian will come to the rescue of the Sinhalese when the Tamils invade the Sakili Srilanka one day.The sinhalayas the modern day Toilet cleaners of the world are going to be in for a shock when nuclear weapons are going to be be exploding in their sakili lanka starting from the modern day dutugemunu’s home town.may your entire hell hole called Sri LLaaankaa perish in a nuclear amagaddon. In your life time you will see nuclear mush room clouds over ruhunu rata. May all you sinhala modayas go to hell together and remain there for eternity.

    • Prabhakaran

      But each time our tamil brothers invaded Sri Lanka in the past, we were defeated and chased back to our homeland – Tamil Nadu. This is history and shame for us Thamils. I tried to ethnically cleanse the North and East by killing the Sinhalese and chasing them – but you know what happened in the end. We must continue to terrorize them like you say – after all, we are great terrorist warriors.

    • Patriot

      Israel is also surrounded by Arab nations and the Jews are outnumbered by Arabs probably 100 to 1. But you know what happened to the Arabs who try to act like thugs against the Jewish nation. So don’t be so cock sure that just because you are superior in numbers that you can mess with the Sinhalese. Who do you think was behind that terrorist Prabhakaran – it was the entire tamil population of the world. And saw what happened to the bugger? So your dream of capturing our nation will always be a dream your idiot monkey – and the only mushroom cloud I can think of is when you will also be running like hell from us and your ass farting the mushroom clouds stinking of dosais and sambar.

    • Rambuttan

      Tamils should stop praising Prabhakaran and have to accept he had failed miserably so you all have to find new strategies. Sinhalese should believe it is not all over, history may repeat.

      • Patriot

        It was indeed History that repeated itself. Historically, South Indian barbarian Armies invaded Sri Lanka and caused destruction and murder – and subsequently, Sri Lankan Armies launched the fight rght into the enemy and chased them away. In this era, it was the South Indian backed barbaric tamil tiger terrorists who caused destruction and murder – and the Sri Lankan Military declared war in the territories held by the terrorists and completely wiped them out. And if the terrorists try to make a comeback, we’ll deal with them with more fury and force!

  44. MOHAMED ASFAR

    thanks a lot mr. palipana, today we are the most peaceful country in the world. that is what matters to us. i can proudly say to anyone i am a sri lankan and we are marching forward to prosperity. those voice of hatred will fade away soon. everyday i can hear something good happening in our motherlanka. the sacrifices of our brothers of armed forces are not in vain. they gave their life for the betterment of our lives. so, with their blessings LETS MARCH FORWARD TO PROSPERITY. leave behind all those hate mongers. they will fade away to the dustbin of history soon. GOD BLESS MOTHER LANKA.

  45. Amarnath Sunderagama

    Some sense now. Less of low and dirty comments. So here’s some response to 13 Amendment and Plus remark by Mr. Palipana.
    “Komis Kaakkas” are no more. That’s an old phenomenon. Today its a huge profession of “Dealers” deciding the “share” and that does not go down to provincial level. At provincial level its just small stuff. So abolishing of PC will not stop this mass scale robbing and looting at the “Centre”.
    As for PC, what needs to be given attention is the fact that this country, since independence in 1948, has been governed with a Centralised, Unitary State structure. When in 1972 the Republican Constitution was introduced, the State was further centralised and in 1978 the Executive Presidency made it absolute. Added was the expansion of the parliament from 101 MPs to 225 MPs.
    ALL THIS CENTRALISATION OVER 60 PLUS YEARS, HAVE ONLY BROUGHT MISSERY.
    SO let’s see how we can achieve the lost development through a devolved State where people can have a closer look at governance.
    As for PCs being neglected, its because we still carry a huge parliament of 225 MPs after providing development responsibility to PCs. We should have reduced that number to 101 as before.
    Take Haryana State in India. Almost as populated as SL. They have 22 mn people. We have 19 plus people. Their national interest is being looked after by 10 elected MPs to the Lokh Sabha (parliament). We elect 225 MPs.
    Thanks
    Amarnath S.

  46. Okarada Wariya

    Can you continue with “Kambi Adi” Probakaran. You do not need nuts for that Ponnaya.

  47. inferiotic complex of the majority

    why do i feel this way

  48. P.L.J.B.Palipana

    Dear Mr.Sundaragama,
    Your comments have an added value to this article.Thank you very much! Practically the Centre was responsible for the political blunder of most projects.
    PCs were created by force from the Indian Intervention. Around 70% of the population re-acted during the implementation. One demonstrator against the pact was shout dead by the Police in Barigama,Harispattuwa electorate. That is history and this is the time to evaluate the performance of the system during the past 20 years that means the costs associated and the benefits acheived.We have dome the exercise mathematically(quantitative and qualitative).Please note that the entire benefit should go to grass root levels such as IDPs,plantation labour,peasentry ete. Let us suppose the project “X” was inplemented in a Province through the centre. We have all the details of the “X” from the begining to the commissioning and found that 70% of the funds(soft loans from the foreign financial agencies) were misused by politicians and their respective Bueareucrats. Ultimately the re-payment of the loan should be done by three catogories of the people I mentioned above through their sweat.
    THATS WHY I ASKED THE TAMIL AND MUSLIM INTELECTUALS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO HELP SRILANKA GOVERNMENT TO FIND AN EVERLASTIONG VERY TINY POLITICO-ECONOMICE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE FOR THE SAKE OF COMMON PEOPLE>.

  49. Patriot

    Prabhakaran is to Tamil terrorists as Osama Bin Laden is to Islamic terroirsts. Sympathizers of Osama Bin Laden are supporters of Islamic terrorists; just as sympathizers of Prabhakaran are supporters of Tamil terrorists.

  50. venom

    i am in the mind of most of the sri lankans

    • Kumi

      I am now proud to be a Srilankan, the whole world knows this tiny beautiful Island. Whether Sinhalees, Tamils or Muslims we should be proud what happened in the past. Killing own nation people either military or tigers, we are all Sri Lankans. Now is the time to not to think who is brilliant, but how we can bring the nation together.
      Still we can make our country as World’s #1 paradise.

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