Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar
Your Honorable Lakshman Kadirgamar has only a Tamil name and he
is not considered as a Tamil within the Tamil community. His is
very grateful to the Sinhala community and survives on the left
over bones tossed at him by you people. But you know something,
People change from time to time. Suppose tomorrow if Mr. Kadirgamar
change a bit and start crying for the Tamil people, would you mention
him as Honorable or praise him and admire him? Or would you look
at him and say 'PARA THEMALA' ?
Re: Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar
Janagangsv has done it again in revealing his frustrations and
bitterness about matters which he seems to apprehend only marginally.It
would be beneath my journalistic dignity to respond to him at his
level but I shall comment that his definition of a Tamil as applied
to the Hon. Mr. Kadirgamar within the Tamil Community does not meet
any accepted norm as it contradicts logic and seems to be based
on ignorance and who is he to categorize this definition anyway
without properly presenting his credentials to have any right for
acceptance as an authority?.
For myself, I can proudly say that I have been a long standing
member of the International Press Club and have recieved commendations
about the standard of my journalism and impartiality , and though
I normally refrain from being overly critical, he has exposed his
'Achille's Heel' by asking me if I would categorize the Hon. Minister
as a'Para Demala' which translates in slang to 'Outcast Tamil' (not
a part of my vocabulary!) should the Hon. Minister's sympathies
change towards the Tamil Community hypothetically speaking but the
fact of the matter is, the Hon. Minister's sympathies already are
with the Tamil Community as well as all communities within the land
and regrettably the only individuals acting in the manner of social
outcasts are Janagangsv and the leadership of the LTTE who see fit
to use such terms so loosely to describe a man of great honour and
Response to Mr.'JanagangsV' on his recent comments
The Gentleman Mr. JanagangsV in his article 'So Who Are The Real
Terrorists My Friend?' seems to present an interpretative difficulty
about the context in which Ronald(Robert) Knox in his 'An Historical
Journal' the pre- Elizabethan Era document has refered to the native
inhabitants of Ceylon which was cross referenced in my article and
has ended up with a potpourri definition of the word terrorist.
Not only is the reference archaic but amazingly this person has
flagrantly displayed a reluctance to recognize the main objective
behind my article, namely the arrogance and contempt with which
the British have always treated their colonial subjects and has
nothing to do with terrorism, a fact internationally recognized.
It is unnecessary to enter the pros and cons of Sinhala - Tamil
conflagarations in an attempt to analyze their justifications and
demises whilst presenting titles to them as both sides have been
guilty of attrocities which have been the end result of many entities
contributing towards fomenting the fires of hatred although any
disparities on sheer statistics alone would suggest that the end
somehow justifies the means.
As to who the real terrorists are is a matter of logical definition
and comparison looking at a segment of the initial incidents which
unleashed backlashes and it was the indiscriminate killing of soldiers
and villagers in Padaviya against the subsequent uprisings of the
Sinhalese and one does not need to be a rocket scientist to figure
out who the guilty parties were and they certainly weren't terrorists!
The anguished tone of Mr.JanagangsV is recognized with a degree
of sympathy as it is a response to man's inhumanity to man and is
expressed on behalf of his ethnic brotherhood but it is reversible
as the same applies to the innocents subjected to attrocities on
the Sinhalese side of the fence as well. Incidentally 'Cingalese'
is an ancient form of spelling and has a mere etymological connotation
to its present day form, Singhalese, which is one and the same!!
Who are the real terrorists my friend?
Thanks very much Nandimithra for bringing up Ronald knox's writings
about the Cinghalese. The man was extremely right about it. Where
were you at the time of the communal riots in 1983? (not to mention
the earlier once) If you would have witnessed the brutal massacres,
rapes, looting and tortures by the cinghalese mobs on the innocent
Tamils perhaps you would agree with Mr. Ronald knox too. Ethnic
hatred and blood lust which you had mentioned will very well fit
with the cinghalese who wants to make Sri Lanka a one whole Buddhist
country. Yes, the IRA did not deliberately massacre innocent civilians
or wantonly destroy public property. But the cinghalese mobs did
in Sri Lanka. So can we brand them as terrorists and ban the whole
cinghalese Sri Lankans? By the way Mr. Ronald Knox is a very smart
guy. Why? Because there are two kinds of people who speak Sinhala
in Sri Lanka. One is the peace loving 'SINHALESE' people. The other
is the blood thirsty 'CINGHALESE' people which Mr. Knox wrote about.
Hello Nandimithra wake up!!!!!!!
Look who is barking about God, religion and university students.
You Sinhalese started all these in Sri Lanka. And whatever you did
you put Buddha behind it. Buddha was a peace loving kind hearted
soul. Not a blood thirsty and wicked and cruel person like you people
are. You mention the attacks on Madu temple, Bodhi tree temple in
Anuradhapura and Dalada Maaligaava in Kandy. What about your army
destroying thousands of Hindu temples in the North and east? Do
you want to say anything about it? Or would you put the blame on
LTTE for that too? By the way Madu temple was not attacked by the
LTTE. It was attacked by your own Sinhala army. What goes around
has to come around one day my friend. We will wait patiently and
Reply by Nandimithra
The recent submission by Mr.Janagangsv who seems to have his leanings
towards the wrong entity also seems have a few facts misplaced and
misrepresented about the destruction of places of worship, especially
the attack on the Madhu Shrine.The reference to 'Barking about God,
Religion and University Students must be conveyed to him as a reversal
of aphorisms and in fact there aren't thousands of Hindu Temples
in the North and East as in fact they number much less!!If there
were that many on such a small surface area it would probably get
in the Guinness Book of Records!!
The credibility about the real facts are unknown to the general
public and the world at large and this individual too probably cannot
accurately corroborate what he is implying, in blaming the Army
who at the time of the attack had at its helm a devout Roman Catholic
Major General who would not have jeapordized his status nor have
carried out such a heinous attack which would have been self-destructive
to say the least. The subsequent fallout, which blamed the Armed
Forces was pure propaganda by the LTTE and their sympathisers and
in any case their track record rests the case as it was documented
that it was indeed the Armed Forces who restored order and secured
the Statue and Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu. Reach into the News
Archives for verification. The rest of the information is classified.
Unfortunately in a conflict of this nature the addage "All's Fair
in War' comes into play and if the enemy had to be flushed out of
hiding or their firepower countered, then their place of hiding
becomes a target by logical choice with little options for the Armed
Forces unlike the deliberate attacks on places such as the Temple
of the Holy Bo Tree, The Temple of the Tooth,and Madhu which were
occupied by incumbent clergy and innocent civilians at worship and
tourists at the time of their attacks and outside the perimeter
of a Military Operation . There is also an ominous sounding statement
in this submission in its reference to 'What Goes Around Coming
Around, We Will Wait And See!' which almost sounds like a threat,
rather unwise as it may prove to be quite accurate but its author
just may be on the wrong side of the analysis and the fence.
Howerver many things have to be put into perspective before conclusions
are drawn and once the dust settles and peace and harmony returns
to this beloved land of ours, there will be many post mortems and
analyses which will conclude that this was a conflict that should
never have taken place and should have been prevented.