President Mahinda Rajapakse in Jaffna Jnuary, 2010Sampanthan and the TNA MPs ever since they were elected to the Parliament have done nothing constructive for the benefit of the Tamil people of the North and East. While the Government had carried out intensive development projects, Sampanthan and his TNA MPs had been away travelling around the world complaining to different Governments about the failure of the Government of Sri Lanka to devolve political power to the people of the North and East..
The Tamil people are not unaware of this, and the TNA MPs are not a popular bunch. I give below what some Tamils from Jaffna and abroad write to express their disappointment with Sampanthan and his TNA MPs, who are not interested in the Tamil People of North and East, but scheming to divide the communities, dreaming of a Tamil Homeland, and secure political power for their personal benefit. TNA is not useful to the Tamil people, to Sri Lanka or even to themselves. Their end will be like that of Prabhakaran and his terrorists, not in a physical death but in a “political” death.
These are collected comments to articles in Lankaweb, and personal e-mails.
My friend in Jaffna writes:
I wanted to tell you something about TNA. Your point regarding TNA is very true. Almost all these Tamil politicians are just money making. I mentioned "almost all Tamil politicians" this may indicate that Douglas Devananda too is making money. But it is not so, he is the only good person like Late Alfred Duraiappah.
The so called grievances are artificial, made up by these greedy Tamil politicians.
These Tamil politicians are spoiling the cordial relation ship among the communities. This is simply hate mongering. Sampanthan is very old even then his greed for wealth and desire to stay in political power is without bounds. He is still poisoning the minds of the Tamils with naked racism.
I truly believe people in north or east do not ask police power or land power. This is an artificial demand. TNA and Uthayan are simply making an issue of this type of nonsense for their own benefit. I use to talk with people and no body ever show any enthusiasm for these type of slogans.
You know I have been living in Jaffna for more than a year. I did not see any serious problem for common man. But every day Uthayan and Thinakural papers or TNA politicians are spreading false and twisted stories against the government. They are just poisoning the atmosphere of north.
Please pray god to punish these culprits.
Recently I went to see the Jaffna International Trade Fair. It was a very good experience . I saw the Uthayan stall there. They are vomiting poison everyday. For the last fifty years they twisted the truth and spread lies to mislead the people. This Uthayan spoils every ones mind.
As I earlier mentioned the National parties in Jaffna are sleeping. They don’t have any functional branch offices. I don’t know why they do not show any enthusiasm to open active branch offices ?
SLFP and UNP do not exist in Jaffna. Please try to convey this information to the National Political Parties; they have to organize here to counter TNA. Other option is to ban TNA and Uthayan.
Thank you very much for your blessings. I am happy that you are going to convey my concerns to the public. You are doing great service. Our people are so voiceless, because of fear of terrorist and Jaffna centric high caste leaders.
I have a relative, a girl . Her elder sister is married to a lower caste boy………. She is pretty but no body is willing to marry her because her elder sister married a low caste boy.
This Vellarla mentality is the main cause for all racism.
Another Tamil friend writes to LankaWeb:
Many Tamils enjoy peaceful life with Sinhalese in the South than with Tamils in North & East. Many of them will never want to come back even if there is violence in the South. The Tamils & Sinhalese who assisted English Colonialists and enjoyed high
positions are responsible for the present situation. Tamils had more chance to settle in the South than Sinhalese to settle in the North and East.
English Colonialists built many schools in the north to prepare Tamils for administration
in the South Asia. The mentality of Tamils who want white-collar jobs and social status of doing Government jobs is the cause of desperation among them. To their mentality it is not enough doing any employment in the North and East, therefore to have the desired Government employment, they either have to learn the Sinhala language and integrate in Sri Lanka, or settle down in western countries.
TNA want Land and Police power than thinking about diverting rivers from south to the north for irrigation.
Administrative positions are important for Tamil politicians than a wealthy & Healthy life for the People.
Another Tamil replies to
I am proud of you my fellow Srilankan Tamil. There are decent Tamils like you and me who believe in unity
I had the privilege to develop friendship with Sinhala Buddhists who are very patriotic, very open minded and friendly like many in this forum.
I have no problem if the Sinhalese are proud of their Culture , their kings or their religion Budhism. My Sinhala friends are very proud to be Sinhala. There is nothing wrong in that .
I do have problems when people simply hate another race or culture . I cannot stand these racists whether they are Sinhalese or Tamils or Whites or Blacks.
Racists should be treated in mental hospital
As a Tamil person, I only knew (last 33 years) one side of the fence, now I am able to see the other side of the fence !
Sangupiddy Bridge Opened by President Mahinda Rajapakse__________________________________________________________
Another Tamil writes:
Who is enemy of Sri Lanka and who is friend. When we discuss only about TNA and their voters we will give the chance to our real enemy. The person behind the 30 years of Terrorism with Billions of blood money are living everywhere. Not only from Himalaya to Kanniyakumari but also up to Galle.
Terrorist never sleep. We have to discuss and assist the poor people among all communities to prevent them falling in to the hands of Terrorism. If we fail to consider the needs of the poor and the social and economic affairs of all communities we are giving a chance to the terrorism again. TNA are Jokers of Terrorism.
Another Tamil comments:
TNA, Tamil Catholics, &Tamil Hindu have one and same blood. Because of this relation Rev.Father Immanuel of world Tamil Forum (WTF)has contacts with Baharaths Janatha Party (BJP)and Hindu Politicians in India.
TNA is enemy of peace in Sri Lanka. Tamil Terrorism is protected by innocent Tamils and TNA.
Tamil Terrorist are expecting violence by Sinhalese. Now the propaganda against Sri Lanka by Tamil Terrorist is very low level in Western countries. TNA must change their mind. If they fail they will lead the country to another disaster.
Another Tamil comments:
Terrorist never consider their own mother or child. Here our discussing about Tamil or Sinhalese unity seems meaningless to them.
Christian/Catholic donkeys bark much about India and Tamils because they want their WHITE masters back to rule SL.
No explanation from the Catholic donkeys why their Church still back LTTE.
Catholic Church in Jaffna claim they are of HIGH caste. That is why the low caste priests of that church always name themselves as PILLAI which is VELLALA caste name.
In Jaffna Karawa or Karayan are majority among Catholics but they cannot become bishops anywhere. CASTE is very important to the Catholic Church as well. Catholic priests of Jaffna always claim they are of the HIGH caste.
The Catholic priest SINGARAYAN was a Karayan, a low caste who helped to kill the Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiappah with his VVT gang. The same Singarayan was involved in the bank robberies as well with Prabhakaran.
Another one is Anton Sinnarasa who is still in Canada.
Catholic Church is not for any equality but for the rule of the WHITES again.
Another Tamil Comments:
Thoma Soundaranayakam now demands the president to talk ONLY to the LTTE proxy TNA. Vatican always talk through its rear end and THOMA the LTTE a..hole talks now.
What the hell these Catholic Monkeys are barking here?
The British Parliamentary delegation visited Jaffna and they met this Tiger criminal Bishop only. They met no other people.
Another Tamil Comments:
All Sinhala Brothers & Sisers
We both communities have good & bad side !
Yes I agreed Chinhalavan have more good characters than Demila!
Eg: My father small street business man who building his business 40 years in Colombo had lost all his hard earing in 1983 riots never complained about Sinhala people. He always says Chinhalavan always think what ever white is milk ( vella ellam bal enru ninaikiravan ) !
but We Tamil also look after our mother Lanka like you Sinhalese done !
eg: Sir Pon Ramanathan stopped First Sinhala & Muslim riots , We ,Yes We Tamil kicked IPKF out from our mother Lanka !
Sorry repeat again Yes We both communities have good & bad so please do not insult us calling us Indian (dirrectly or indirrectly) !
Ref :There is no real diversity in SL. ,Irrespective of ethnicity, we are all SAME.- Not agreed .
We have real diversity in our both Communities ! now time to unite !
TNA wants North and East as same as TN.
Tamilnadu politicians and TNA have same mentality. Because … Poor Tamils in the North and East are better than poor Tamils in TN
If we Sri Lankans speak against India we will help TNA. Propaganda of Terrorism has changed small numbers of Tamilnadu Tamils are against SL. But all Tamils or all Indians are not against SL. Support of Tamil Nadu Tamils is necessary for the Indian Govt. We are in position to cooperate with India and Southeast Asian Countries to fight against Terrorism. The elements (Terrorism) which benefiting from making trouble incite the communities against each others. They (Terrorist) are always in safety , they are Healthy and wealthy.
Many Low caste Tamils don´t know the caste discrimination, because of Western Colonialism and Sinhala Administration. During the war many high caste Tamils refused to live together with low caste Tamils in camps. After war many refused to cook food in the same kitchen. Some areas in Northern province high caste objected common pipe wells for all castes.
Now in some areas even low caste Tamils pay more money than high caste, high caste refuse to sell their land to low caste Tamils
But under Sri Lankan Government anyone can buy a land anywhere. Exception areas where TNA represents.
Why do TNA want more land rights?
Another Tamil Comments:
Ref:Vellalars of Sri Lanka
FYI, at present All TNA MP’s are low castes no one from vellar or any other higher caste !
(eg: Like Mr Anandasangare said once , Savapeddi seaipavan ( Who make dead body box) , Kuthurai odduravan ( who run horse – Selavan Adkakalanayagam) in parliment Now.)
Another Tamil Comments:
//FYI, at present All TNA MP’s are low castes no one from vellar or any other higher caste !//
Definitely they (TNA MP´s) never suffered the above mentioned caste discriminations. Like Brahmin respected by Vellalar for maintaining Temples some other castes also respected and accepted as equal to high caste.
World wide Hindu Temples are under controll of (LTTE ) Vellalar and accepted other castes.
Hindu Temples and Tamil schools are coordinating Tamils to support Terrorism.
Terrorism = Tamils Liberation
Tamil Liberation= Accusing SLG
Accusing SLG= keeping Tamils united
Tamil unity= Propaganda
Propaganda= Hindu and Catholic Temples, Tamil Nadu Cinema, Telephone Cards &mobile, Trading
All are for money not for Tamil Liberation
Caste system among Tamils lives
Tamils live with caste discriminations all over the world.
Tamil Liberation is for Terrorism and Money laundering.
Tamil must first liberate themselves from their own enemies.
Sinhalese or SLG are not enemies of Tamils.
1 ) Accusing SLG= keeping Tamils united- Agreed
2 ) Tamil must first liberate themselves from their own enemies – Agreed
I thing We Tamil choose easy way out instead of fighting to liberate our own enemies than Accusing Chingalava
Should they be treated like humans? – Yes
… We both community follow this golden principle – Humans are Humans & They be treated as humans even though they behave inhuman ( Karma)
President Mahinda Rajapakse in Jaffna 17 January,2010
Both our communities are responsible for All this mess in our Holy land !
I can understand how your Sinhala community is affected by us ( I do not want to put the blame on LTTE to escape responsibility) whether it is LTTE or TNA doing any thing wrong to Sinhalese, it is the Tamil that is responsible!
As you know about our (Tamil) society I do not want to explain how we (330,000 people in Vanni ) were living last 33 years ! ( not only in Vanni, but all over the world)
Now Time to forget & forgive ! to live together for another 3,500 years !