MIA (Maya Arulpragasam) has a lot of growing up to do

Musicians should do what they do best. That's to stick to their music.

MIA
"the Sri Lankan Government is going (to) mass-murder Tamils and tell the world that they haven't done anything".

"All I know is that I certainly won't be going on a holiday to Sri Lanka when the tourism ads start popping up in a few years, like nothing happened."
I am not stupid enough to swallow anything a musician tells me. I live in Colombo-6, which is also know as Wellawatte. The majority in Colombo-6 are Tamils. If the Sri Lankan government wanted to 'mass-murder Tamils' they would not have waited till 2009. Tamils in my area have been living here for the last 50-60 years running successful businesses.

US immigration denied MIA entry into the country in 2006 and barred her from working there. For a while she even considered marrying Kanye West to get into the country. It had a lot to do with her support for a group of Tamil extremist who are considered by 33 nations to be terrorist.

Folks like MIA are the root cause of the problems in Sri Lanka. They do not live in Sri Lanka or haven't lived their long enough to become an authority to speak on the situation in Sri Lanka. Yet they continue to promote hate. Being Tamil alone doesn't make her knowledgeable on the situation in Sri Lanka.

She pretends to have had a rough life, but she never lived in Sri Lanka. She was born in the UK, and returned briefly to the island because her dad who was an explosives expert for the Tamil Tigers and he wanted to return to blow a few people up.

Robertchristgau.com
As the daughter of a known rebel in a war zone, M.I.A. spent most of her young girlhood intimate with violence. She escaped Sri Lanka with her mother and two siblings at 10 or 11. British racism was no fun, but it beat war, and she excelled in school. Her father, Arul Pragasam a/k/a Arular, joined the Tigers from the more conciliatory EROS group. He has never lived with her and hasn't seen her since 1995. Extensive online and library research revealed only scant reference to Arular, but he's definitely an LTTE big shot. Circa 1976 he trained with the PLO in Lebanon, where he took advantage of his engineering degree to become an explosives expert. Wonder whether he designed any jackets [suicide bombs].



Guardian (UK)
Arular Arudpragasam, MIA's father who lived in India for many years, has quietly endorsed her music. He recently admitted that his "association with the armed conflict has to a large extent affected her as a singer and as a person. She is a very emotional girl, but she is very brave".
The Reuters news report below talks of the government's plans for the people of Sri Lanka, and the tough task ahead to ensure all minorities are pleased after 26 years of war. You won't hear a neutral news wire service mention 'mass murder'. That's because it is a big fat lie by MIA, who just like the Tamil Tigers despises and hates the Sinhalese with a passion.

Reuters
Flush with the success of victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a 25-year war once dubbed unwinnable, Rajapaksa offered compromise and reconciliation with the Tamil minority in a victory speech on Tuesday.

"At this victorious moment, it is necessary for us to state with great responsibility that we do not accept a military solution as the final solution," said the president, who is Sinhalese.

"It is necessary that we give these people the freedoms that are the right of people in all others parts of our country."

In a nation scarred and divided after one of the world's longest-running and bloody civil wars, with extremists on both sides often calling the shots, Rajapaksa, 63, now faces what may be Sri Lanka's greatest post-independence challenge.

It is a one that traces its roots back to 1948, the year Sri Lanka's minority Tamils lost their favored status as the British colonial government handed power to the Sinhalese majority at independence.
As a public figure, everything MIA says is subject to scrutiny. In 5 years from now when things return to some normalcy in Sri Lanka. It is only MIA that will look a complete fool. There is no undoing the damage she has done. Her fans will remember all her comments and want to know why she stood so steadfastly against the path to peace.

Since the defeat of her father's rebel movement she has been on an all out misinformation campaign in an attempt to smear Sri Lanka. The good folks at her record label and those who buy her music must know that they, in some way, are contributing to the spread of extremism and hate amongst ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

84 comments:

Thavamani said...

are you a singhalese? cos you have bigoted views matey! i am tamil from singapore, now living in london and I dont support the lTTE but think that the sri lankan government has to be tried for war crimes and for treating the displaced tamils with no dignity. why are they in concentration camps? the world needs MIA as much as it needs me - we are both tamils who want the world to know that there is a tamil genocide in SL. so u aint fooling us with your bigoted views.

thakshila said...

well Thavamani, i bet u saw that "concentration" camps when u visited them last weeke eh??? pls get ur fact straight before u make comments?? The reason why ppl in countries like Sri Lanka suffers is because of ppl like u!!! u don't know shit, but u make comments like u do... Pls mate, do everyone a favour, come down to SL, no need to go around to the war torn areas, just have a walk around colombo, its only as big as singapore u know.. just walk around.. and see how Tamil ppl lives there, look at the list of politicians and big businessmen, who owns industries and stuff, u'll be amazed how many tamils are there, and if the sinhalese wanted to "genocide" them or even mistreating them, how would be they be like that?? PPL talk of "ill treatment" towards tamils, trust me mate, thats the as much as the treatment that u get there in the UK. I know ppl who're UK citizens for years, since brith, and still had to take there passport to confirm their nationality etc, why is that?? beacause we asians have given them a REASON to mistrust us, U and I would know that we're good ppl, won't break the laws, we're not illegal immegrants, but the ppl who check us doesn't know, they have to make sure... and the ONLY way to make sure is going through a thorough inspection. don't say u don't know that!! u notice it when u walk in to the heathrow air port mate... Just like that, LTTE members "posing" as civilians with fake IDs and stuff came down to colombo and wreaked hawok there for the past few years... for a soldier in a check post, there is NO way to know a terrorist from a normal citizen. i mean its not like they have special stripes or anything. the only give away would be that most of the terrorists are Tamils (yes there are some sinhalese who's known to work with them, businesswise mainly, supplying stuff etc)!! So naturally, LIKE ANY country with a terrorist problem would do, the soldiers have to check them more thouroughly to make sure that they're not wearing a suicide bomb kit in their belly and go blast Train or a school bus... mate THAT is not descrimination thats security and NO ONE enjoys that!! and how do u think that the guys at the check posts must be feeling?? at ANY given moment one of them could die coz of an explosion for a terrorist who didn't want to caught.. look at the recent history, its happened many times... everyone everywhere was in danger... so, dont preach while being comfortably in London... You don't know shit, u've not even stepped in to this country... actually ur dear old tamil leader was the genocidal fuck head who killed innocent ppl, for nothing.. bombed busses and trains, killing school children!! Hell they weren't military ppl or politicians, we could understand trying to kill them ones.. or even a bunch of adults.. but children?? bombs near schools?? wtf is that if thats not terrorism?? i don't know mate... seriously.. don't go around saying shit when u dont know that... i know that we as a race don't go shouting and yelling like u do. EVEN when we know that u are lying ur heads off.. i mean look at waht tamilnet says.. sigh.. seriously... don't fuel this shit any more... specially if ur not even in this country.. or at least if ur not planning on livnig here.. ur just making the life of the ppl in Sri Lanka more miserable.. everyone.. sinhalese, tamil, mouslim, burger,malay etc etc...

bailaman said...

@ Thavamani

What in the above post is a 'bigoted view'? Let's continue the conversation after you can point to what got you all riled up.

Is that you can't swallow the truth?

Concentration camps? That title for what is know as a refugee camp came from Tamilnet. Thereafter A British paper used the term 'concentration camp' within quotes. Because the Tigers and Tamilnet called it 'Concentration Camps'.

So it's weird that you claim you don't support the LTTE.

Are you following?

Anonymous said...

No one gets charged for War crimes for displacing people.

When War crimes investigations start there are 200,000 Tamil witnesses who will claim that they were held as a human shield and shot at.

Only the LTTE and it's agents will face war crime charges.

Read this link

Anonymous said...

she's just mad she's lost her major marketing vehicle. war=dollars for her and her ltte buddies.

Anonymous said...

Living in Colombo doesn't mean they are happy. Talk to them directly and listen their views. Then you will understand something.

Good luck.

BTW: I was in Colombo over a decade with full of fears. Not by because of LTTE.

Anonymous said...

well EVERYONE is colombo lived(lives) in fear... it goes both ways... we, because we didn't want to be caught in some random bombing and be blasted in to bits... you because everyone is suspicious of you (coz no one knew if u might spontaneously blast in to bits taking them along with u!!!)you can thank ur LTTE buddies for that...

Narmadi said...

Everyone in this whole country lived filled with fears. I'm from kandy, but studying in colombo. THREE times I missed being blasted into smithereens by a mere few minutes. I think my parents were feeling far from secure and happy then :S

Thavamani, everyone in Sri Lanka (be they Sinhalese, Tamils, or Muslims) are fed up to the back teeth with the sickening hypocrisy of the Diaspora.You save your skins and lead cushy lives in first world countries; don't take the trouble to visit Sri Lanka at least for a week even and yet you deem yourselves qualified to propund your ridiculous theories and air your nonsensical opinions.

We, who are actually IN Sri Lanka are doing much more for Tamil IDPs and other suffering people than you are or ever would. So stop the crocodile tears.They are of no use to anyone, least of all to the Tamil people who you claim to be talking on behalf of.

Narmadi said...

Also a little something I forgot to include in y previous comment.

For a view on the Tamil diaspora (amongst other things) this little article is particularly lucid :http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2008/03/lost-battle-for-tamil-eelam.html

Please read the whole of it with patience.

Also, for a glimpse into what the Tamil citizens really think, see this : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/world/asia/21lanka.html

I thought the article pretty unbiased since it points out both sides of the coin: how they're feeling apprehensive but are also optimistic.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous. Living in fear is because of the LTTE. All Tiger members are Tamil, with no LTTE there wont be racial profiling and finally you can live without any fear.

Anonymous said...

I am Tamil and I am in Colombo. I have no involvement with LTTE and no trouble with the army or anyone because i was born in colombo.

Senthil said...

I am a Tamil too and I like MIA but she has to stop this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Her comments will only hurt Tamils in Sri Lanka. By tarnishing Lanka's reputation she doesn't realise the lives of many Tamils will be affected. When no tourist come to Sri Lanka EVERYONE is affected. MIA doesn't have a clue of economics, what would you expect from a woman who sings about 'Blaze Blaze Purple Haze'?

murali said...

I am a Tamil living in Hamilton, Ontario.

My uncle visited our family in vavuniya Manik farm camp, and no there is no genocide.

Life is tough for them but even the people in the camps say its better than war. They are happy they can live in peace, but some people are angry they cant go out and call people and go to shops to eat what they want.

The government will resettle them back and then things will be better right now they need to do keep them in camps.

There are Tigers in these camps too, all the men had weapons training and stuff. If any Tigers get out they will only kill people with bombs.

All Tamils who care about Sri Lanka (not London Tamils or Singapore Tamils or Tamil nadu Tamils) are ok with the governments progress.

Santosh said...

Though I'm a Malayalee, I support the Tamil cause as I consider them our nearest cousins. Sri Lankan Tamil's gave a great Son called MGR for Tamil Nadu.

Will never forget the Supreme goal that you stand for. May your tribe grow. Count on me for all your support.

Indian Govt has to face the music for all their wrong doings.

J'thi said...

Sanotsh you support terrorism because you are not Sri Lankan. If you cared about Sri Lankan Tamils you wont support LTTE. You will support democracy and the power of the vote.

There is absolutely no difference between people like you and Islamic Jihadist.

People like Santosh maybe needs to come to Sri Lanka and fight the war without sacrificing Sri Lankan born Tamil children for their EELAM racist Tamil only homeland.

Soon the white people will kick you guys out saying they want a 'white only homeland' ..let's call it KKKeelam!

Dasun said...

Going by what MIA says, she once said in a US interview that the police arrest only Tamils for breaking the law and Sinhalese get a jail-free-card! If that is the case, I wonder why the prisons are not filled with Tamil people only! Interviewer said it was pretty hard to believe, of course. She also said she left the country in 1986.

Point is, people like MIA, who does't live here nor know about what's happening here talk as if they know all. LTTE is ever so popular for lies and photo editing etc so this comes as no surprise but yet another joke. People like them hurt the innocent Sri Lankan Tamils. Instead of them living luxury lives in virtual worlds, if they really care so much about IDP's, why they never send aid for them? Why they can give aid only for ruthless terrorists who use weapons to kill Sri Lankans be it Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Malay or any others? It is sad to see how blinded they are...

Mr Monk said...

If you really think what the Government is doing is right, why don't they allow any press in, Even the people in Sri Lanka know when it comes to freedom of Speech/Press, Sri Lanka is the Worse. You want to punish the wrong doers, punish every wrong doers even the rogue Army groups.

Anonymous said...

Where did you hear the press is not in? In where? Where do you want the press to go?

Eh Mr. monk? o|0

Mr Monk said...

And ask any Tamil in Colombo if he/she feels safe as the Singhalese in Colombo. Tamils in Colombo might have not been effected by the Civil war directly, that's becasue compared to the rest of the Contry Colombo is more westernized and are much decent compared to the rest of the Singhalese. Travel around the Country before making comments about others.

Anonymous said...

Monk all your claims have been addressed on this blog...read a few posts and come back k?

Read this:
http://bailaman.blogspot.com/2009/05/muttiah-muralitharans-brother-overjoyed.html

Raj said...

I am a Tamil who lives in Kandy. I am very safe? What is your point

Mr Monk said...

Let the International Press, let them go where ever they want, don't let the Government control where they should be going or decide which press should be let in. Have you forget about the Channel 4 press from UK being deported from Sri Lanka or don't you get that news in Sri Lanka... lol... And also look at all the supporting countries of Sri Lanka and their track record China, Iran, Pakistan, Cuba. The Sri Lankan Government is making you believe what they want you to hear, not the real truth. If you think there is a propaganda done by the LTTE, let the international press in and don't deport them when the right the truth about the you.

Anonymous said...

Get your facts right! The itnernational press 53 networks are in Sri Lanka as we speak. Only Nick Walsh was deported for his false alegations. One journalist out of hundreds who have visited.

Mr Monk said...

Yeah and Muttiah had to study in a Singhales school to get where he's now. The war might been started by the LTTE, but it's Singhales governement that created them by bring singlese only act, discrimination in education, discrimination at work etc... Why didn't the Army go kill all the Singhalese families of the JVP, but go after the Tamils for the action of the LTTE. The LTTE got stronger becasue of the in action of the Government for what done to the Tamils by the Singhalese.

Joe said...

Monk,

See this and look at the date:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/638504

Anonymous said...

Mr. Monk are you making excuse after excuse? Save it...

Kamil said...

How come you lived under the British rule for 100 years with no problems when they had British as national language and less than 2% spoke English?

Mr Monk said...

Why was Lasantha Wickramatunga killed? and why did he blame it on the Government? Do you have any idea how many Sinhalese journalist were killed? pretty much everyone who speaks against the Government. If you are a Sri Lankan and speak against the Government you are dead, if you a Non-Sri Lankan and Speak against the Governemet you are deported. You don't kill or deport people because they tell you want you don't want to listen. Yeah and the press that are allowed in are taken on tour by the Governement, but are not allowed to talk to people freely. Even Ban Ki-moon was taken on a tour and wasn't happy about what he saw.

Kamil said...

Now what..your on about Lasanth?

What does Lasantha have to do with your first point. 'Let the international media in', then it turned to Muttiah studied in a Sinhala school, and now Lasantha?

Please...

It is evident you have considered 'The state' as an enemy..

I couldn't care less if you didnt like the government but Lasantha's death has little to do with Tamils or the Tigers?

Sri Lankan government's handling of the press is not great, but that attitude is prevalent in most developing nations. Let alone one which was gripped with war and terrorism for years.

I am Muslim btw..

Now you'll say Muslims are traitors right?

Heard it all before mate!

Mr Monk said...

Yeah and of the 2% who were speaking English most of them were Tamils. And I'm not making excuses after excuse, I'm giving facts after facts, you are the one giving me excuses after excuses. Of course the government has concern about LTTE supporters, like they should have concern about Buddhist extremist and what are they doing about that? Whatever concern the government has shouldn't interfere with sending the international press in and placing restrictions on NGOs.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit..the 2% who spoke English were the British themselves!

Mr Monk said...

Just as you support the Government now, are you ready to support the Government when and if they decide to let the Tamils self govern themselves? Would you be ready to fight beside with Government against the Extremist?

Anonymous said...

Fight? Grow the Fuck up. Voting is fighting for normal folks.

Kumaran said...

There are Tamils in this government too?

I am a Tamil from Canada. I am sick of these extremist ruining the name of all Tamils. They dont research anything. They just read tamilnet and puthinam. After that they repeat everything like its true. Lakshman kadirgamar was going to be sri lankas first tamil PM. Prapaharan killed him.

Mr Monk said...

FYI I was being sarcastic about 2% of the population who were speaking english were Tamils, but comparing percentage wise with the Singhales Tamils had a better percentage and were much educated and in higher position. Whatever happend all I want is the governement to treat all of its citizen equally and not be influnced by any buddist extrimist.
FYI... I'm not pro LTTE, I'm anti-Sri Lankan government and anti- Buddist extrimist and I don't think religion should be sleeping with politics.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for you if you think out of Sri Lanka's 21 million it is full of 'Buddhist extremist.'

Listen.. there is nothing wrong with the government either. Your people started a war, they had to end it.

Every government has the right to protect it's tax payers.

You just hate the government because you don't ever hear or read any of the good thats being done..just the bad.

Mr Monk said...

Voting is fighting for normal people? So I guess the Sri Lankan forces are not normal people. And when I said fight I didn't mean to take weapons!!! Yes there are Tamils in the Government too, the corrupted ones, and Lakshman kadirgamar was shot by a sniper, there is no proof it was the LTTE, why can't it be a Sinhalese extremist who didn't want a Tamil for a politician. And the chances of Lakshman Kadirgamar being a PM is pretty much 0%, because most of the country are currupted by the Buddhist extrimist.

Anonymous said...

"Every government has the right to protect it's tax payers."

Thats the job of the soldier.

There is plenty of proof Kadirgamar was killed by the LTTE. A court issued a warrant for Prabhakaran's arrest for the crime. So yes, plenty of evidence.

Bailaman said...

Ooh...What's going on here! A full on fight or a good discussion?

Let me catch up.

Mr Monk said...

Becasue the bad out weights the good, you don't kidnap people and you don't kill people and you don't rape people, the Sri Lankan army is famous for raping people (UN in Hati). Most of the people might not be Buddist extrimist, but they are easly influenced by them. Religion and Politics shouldn't be together, Relgion should be preaching about love and peace just like Buddha wanted, not this is mine and not your!!!

Anonymous said...

Monk, It is the DUTY of a government to protect its tax payers and its citizens. Whether you are pro-LTTE or not, the LTTE were engaging in Guerrilla warfare and using terrorist tactics to achieve their goal. The SL Government did what was necessary to abolish the LTTE, end their campaign and now they are taking necessary precautions to ensure that LTTE doesn't rise again. Although this step is both tragic and unfortunate, it is being done to rectify a situation created by one Mr. Prabhakaran and other LTTE leaders.

As for the LTTE getting stronger because of the government's inaction, lets not be naive. The LTTE became powerful because they eliminated other Tamil voices (again with their terrorist tactics). They forced people to support them, believe in their cause, just like they forced them to be their first line of defence as human shields.

I hope that the Sri Lankan government do the right thing and give all citizens of Sri Lanka equal rights. It's a tricky situation and not one that is easy to navigate through but their efforts against the LTTE will be futile unless they do just that. The Tamil people can (and have) contributed a lot to the Sri Lankan culture, economy and even government. I hope that the Sri Lankan government choose to acknowledge this and create avenues for them to do so.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Monk I think you forgot your psych meds today !

Mr Monk said...

I lived in Colombo for 18 years!!!. When I was there, for me it was a war between the governement and Tamils from North and East. I felt I was living fine, until I moved out. Sri Lankans don't understand democracy(you don't beat up people or bribe people for votes), they don't understand freedom of press/expression(you are allowed to critize the governement and their lack of actions), you don't understand the freedom of movement (you don't have to worry about being kidnaped by Army/Police or be afaird of beaten up by a Singhales becasue you are Tamil and becasue the LTTE shot an Army)

Anonymous said...

Mr. monk..anoither whole lotta lies.

Sri Lankan peace keepers are still in Haiti. It was an allegation never proven.

So that should be the end of your argument here.

A new batch of peacekeepers from SL left just a few weeks ago to Haiti too.

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_09/May5133837RA.html

Anonymous said...

FYI - the LTTE raped my tamil cousin then forced her to marry one of them - don't tell me only the Army rapes Mr. Monk

Kakka said...

No no no..MIA is right..she is a pure Tamil Rap Super Star.

The LTTE is a good charity organisation.

Cheee...andevule!!

You guys have got it wrong. LTTE is believe in farming, same sex marriage, and a lot of social issues.

Our God Sooriyathevan - peace be upon him - is the ruling supreme leader. His son, Charles Anthony is a god too.. They are both beautiful people.

They wont kill anyone?

We have all the proofs sinhala army raping, even the ugly hungry girls who have not bathed in weeks they are raping.

Singhalese are very horny people.

Mr Monk said...

Do you think if there was a Sinhalese group like the LTTE that was going against the Government with terrorist tactics, would the Government proceed with the same actions? remember JVP!!!

Anonymous said...

Kakka, I'm Tamil and I even know that the majority of sinhalese women/girls are prettier. I don't think the Army goes around raping people like you say they do. It happens like in any war but it is not an army mandate to do so.

Mr Monk said...

The Governement is there to protect the people not to kill innocent people, they have a problem with the LTTE go after the LTTE not the Tamils and don't say they need to go after their supporters too. The government had a problem with the JVP they went after the JVP they didn't go after their supporter or the Singhalese people!!! And don't say the action of the Army is right becasue the LTTE did the same, then they should be destroyed too.

Mr Monk said...

"It happens like in any war but it is not an army mandate to do so." and they are punished for it, but in Sri Lanka they are being ignored. Don't be like the enemy you are fighting against.

Anonymous said...

The Army has never gone after Tamils. There are Tamils in the Army too..Aiyyooooooo.. Shall we continue this later?

Anonymous said...

The JVP didn't hide behind the Singhalese people. The Tamil Tigers used the Tamils (whose rights they claimed to fight for) as human shields. Any war will have civilian causalities, but one where one side forces civilians to fight and uses them as protection will have larger civilian causalities. Don't be so naive, Monk.

The government did wrong, but the Tigers never allowed (OR WANTED) them to fight a fair war. It's pathetic that you cannot see past that.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Monk I am not the enemy and neither is the SLA or the government. There are changes that need to be made, grievances that need to be addressed, but give it time, do you think things happen overnight ? The first priority was to defeat the LTTE. Now let them handle the logistics of the camps & repopulating & rehabilitating the area.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stoner - where are you ? No comment on this page ? Haven't finished reading yet ?

Anonymous said...

off topic (from this discussion) but I wonder what MIA's Jewish boyfriend things of her calling this war a genocide ?

Sanjane said...

I am a Tamil. We live in Dehiwala, its a suburb of Colombo.

We went to see the vavuniya camp because my father's brother was supposed to be there.

I have confidence the government will improve things. When we were there a lot of construction was going on. They were getting things together.

We had help from the army to even locate our relatives. So its not fair for Tamils outside Sri Lanka to talk rubbish like this without knowing first hand accounts.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sanjane
More moderate tamils need to speak out against pro-LTTE mentality and show other Tamils that tamilnet is not like CNN or BBC

Mr Monk said...

A fair war??? you don't just keep on shelling areas where you think the LTTE might be and kill innocent people!!! And yes the JVP didn't hide behind the Sinhalese people because they were killing them too!!! They did hide behind their supporter though. If the government thinks every citizen (Tamils and Singalese) is same they should be going only after the LTTE!!!
If a bank is being robbed you don't kill the person the robbers are holding as a shield to get to the robbers. The reason the government was going after the LTTE might be justify but the way they went after should be punished.
FYI... if my parents are Tamils and if I'm brought and raised has a Sinhalese, I'm most likely a Sinhalese than a Tamil.

Mr Monk said...

I'm not Pro-LTTE I'm Anti-Government. Just because I'm anti SL-Government, doesn't mean I'm Pro LTTE. And I know some times the situation there might be exaggerated to the outside world, but when the Government controls the press movements and have the mentality of either you are with me or against me, is messed up mentality!!! The people of Sri Lanka will be paying the price for the action of it's Government.

Fan of Bailaman said...

Mr.Monk do you understand English ? Anonymous said the government did wrong but the LTTE fought dirty with them so they did too.

Bailaman said...

Man..that's one intense debate.

Cough..cough..

Sinhalese don't hate Tamils. There are extremist on all sides. Even amongst the Muslims and Burghers.

Mmmmm...Burgers...

The Tamil extremist took up weapons when others did not. They convinced the Sinhalese to negotiate with them for 30 years and give away 1/3rd of Sri Lanka's land mass to a group which was banned in 33 countries as a terrorist group.

The Sinhalese even gave recognition to Prabhakaran - a man who was wanted by Interpol - as the leader of Tamils.

I think what has happened now, has happened for the best.

With no more LTTE there is no war. No Bloodshed means no Tamils dying.

We cry that people died over the last few months, but we forget people have been dying for the last 30 years. Blood was shed daily. If you cared about the Tamils who died, then you must care a lot about the peace that has been achieved.

BailaMan Out..

Mr Monk said...

Fan of Bailaman...
No!!! don't you understand English!!! You want to fight dirty with the LTTE, fight dirty with the LTTE not the with innocent Tamils. And don't justify that by saying the LTTE killed innocent people so why not the Government too.

And BailaMan
If you want the rest of the world to believe that the Sri Lankan government is helping people, they need to send the international press in and send the NGOs to help. The BBC, CNN and AP have all have article that condemns what's happening right now (through 3rd party). And if you say nothing bad is happening right now and the all of them are lies then ask your government to send in the press and don't restrict there movement or take them on a tour by the Army!

Anonymous said...

Mr Monk - it's called war for a reason.
Innocent people die.
Hence why we should be happy its over.
You need to relax - smoke whatever Bailamen's smoking ;)

Mr Monk said...

And if you want peace stop the Tamils who are dying right now!!! Ask your Governement to let the NGOs in with out any restrictions and the Press also in without any restriction.

BailaMan...
Tamil Extrimist took weapons, becasue the Sri Lankan government wasn't listen to the Tamils and were putting the Tamils in Jail for speaking against there action or lack there of...

Mr Monk said...

The war is never over when people are still being killed!!! And don't say that's not true when people are reported being kidnapped and killed because they are suspected to be LTTE (you are innocent until you are proven guilty, which I guess never did apply in Sri Lanka.
The world will believe the worse when you freedom of press is being restricted.
Did you know Sri Lanka is at the bottom when it comes to freedom of press, they are at the top when it comes to crimes against the press! They are also at the bottom of the list in humanity violation.

Mr Monk said...

And action like these will make History repeat itself!!!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/5382676/Sri-Lanka-accused-of-ethnic-cleansing-of-Tamil-areas.html

Anonymous said...

No one is being killed. Grow up!! One or two reports from Telegraph, SKy and Channel 4 which carry ALLEGATIONS doesn't mean its true.

Anonymous said...

MIA doesn't care what her jewish baby daddy thinks. she's got a baby that's an american citizen and a green card on the way. you think she cares? she's gonna spend his money and use him to be a US based LTTE monger.

Anonymous said...

I am a sinhalese who moved to Kandy 2 years ago. I lived in Colombo ALL my life. I am 63 years old now. I've witnessed many times over my adult life how sinhalese mistreated Tamils in Colombo. This is really nothing compared to what you would see outside of Colombo. Colombo is where everyone 'gets along'. At my age, I believe in Dharma and belive we must admit our faults first. We the Sinhalease have done MANY attrocious things to the Tamils. Most of it, you will never know because it's never published in the news papers. I have 2 sonds who still serve in the military. I've heard the horrible stories from them of how the army goes on revenge killings and drops bombs randomly. I have few good Tamil friends who I've kept in touch with since the 70s. All of them moved to the North after the riots of 83. One of them lost his daughter who was only 3 years old in an army shelling. Now how can we forgive this? It is true that we the Sinhalese never cared much for Tamil lives. Now that the war is over, we must try to accept the things we did wrong.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what you're on about. I am a Tamil, I am in england now because I go to uni here.

I have lived all my life too in Sri Lanka. In Colombo and other areas too. Sinhalese or anyone has never mistreated me or my family because we re Tamil.

When you have 20 million people in your population you are bound to find one or two people who see things a lot differently.

Anonymous said...

uh anonymous, may 28, 09 at 849 am? you sound like someone who is posing and spewing a crock of crap.

Anonymous said...

Yeah..why is his son still in the army if they are killing people for no reason? Another fairytale...

Jonathan Asirvadam said...

I am a Tamil living in Kurunagela. This is a rural area majority sinhala people. We have lived here for almost 35 years now and never had any problem. My brother's daughter in UK was attacked by racist white skinheads and her face was all bruised up. They even stole her purse! They attacked her and called her Paki. Sri Lanka is more safe to me than UK

Narmadi said...

Ok Mr. Monk, I'm going to address some of the issues you've raised.

1) The fact that you claim that Tamils feel less safe that Sinhalese. Think about this. Even though all Tamils are not Tigers, all Tigers were Tamils. Plus, what the LTTE did was to dress suicide bombers up as civilians. So how is anyone to know if a Tamil who's dressed as a civilian is really a civilian or a suicide bomber dressed up as one? It's the same sort of thing that makes America more suspicious of Muslims trying to enter. You can thank the LTTE for that kind of mistrust.And a BIG thank you goes out to all the Tamils here who have defended Sri Lanka! :)

2)About the Sinhala Only Act.
Contrary to popular belief this Act DID NOT, I repeat, DID NOT, state that Tamil was to be abolished from schools and all Tamil students had to learn in Sinhala. Nor did it mean that unless you learnt in Sinhala you could not enter university.I'm a Law student. So I've studied this. Tamil medium in schools continued just as before; you could enter university just as well in Tamil. In fact in my parents' batch 45 % were Tamils from Jaffna.

The only thing the Sinhala Only Act did was to merely recognise Sinhala as the official language of Sri Lanka, instead of English as was previously.

3) Muralitheran's school (St. Anthoney's) has a Tamil medium. I don't think he was forced to study in Sinhala, if he did. In fact most of our schools have a Sinhala medium, Tamil medium and English medium if you didn't know.

Anonymous said...

After reading many of balimans blogs, most of these comments, many newspaper articles and witnessing many tamil protests in Canada; I've come to several conclusions.
1. Most tamils in Canada don't know what the fuck they are talking about. Many of them weren't even born in Sri Lanka or haven't lived their since they were kids. They are mostly uninformed about this "genocide".
Before I did my own research, I asked many a tamil what was happening in their country and no one could or would give me a straight answer or even any logical factual information. I geniunely had no idea what was going on while witnessing a protest a few months ago and it's like most tamils living outside of srilanka have no clue either. all they're doing is regurgitating the same slogans and throwing around the word genocide. Its unbelievable. It seems a lot like propoghanda to me generated by their own communtiy.
2. Yes people have been killed, horrible attrocities have been committed by BOTH sides. I'ts a friggin war for godsakes!
But it seems that the LTTE has been using some of the worst tactics. Child soldiers for one, suicide bombing and extortion of their own people to fund all this????
How can so many people march down the longest street in North America waving LTTE flags? Waving them without even knowing who and for what they were created for. The spokes women that on rally picked was terribly uninformed. The Tamil's here expect the Canadian government to clean up their country while they sit in Canada not really doing much.
YES many innocents have died.
yes the sri lankan government isn't completely innocent. BUT the Tigers should be held responsible for the worst wrongdoings and Tamils should inform themselves so they can help their people instead of contributing to a dispicable organization .

Bailaman said...

"How can so many people march down the longest street in North America waving LTTE flags?"

Because in the last 20 years the Tigers have painted the Sri Lankan government as evil.

They make these Tamil kids think the 'government' is one person, but the LTTE has been fighting several different political parties. Sri Lanka's government has changed hands numerous times in the last 30 years.

That's where the race card comes in. Then they claim it's a racist Sinhala government. Which again is a stupid statement to make, that's basically saving out of 20 million Sri Lankans all Sinhalese politicians are racist and are out to screw the Tamils.

Just a really crazy way to think. Thankfully there are those Tamils who don't believe everything they hear. That's why these protest only saw a few thousand Tamils. There are 300,000 Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada. Less than 4000 turned up to protest.

Anonymous said...

thanks bailaman for commenting on my previous comment. This blog is the first thing I've found that actually makes sense of this issue.

Anonymous said...

fuck MIA who listens to this twat??

Anonymous said...

I am a Sri Lankan Tamil. A lot of Sri Lankan Tamil moderates hate her.

Mahesh said...

I know one thing... that she is a bitch.

http://arandara.blogspot.com/2009/02/slumdog-millianoire-2008.html

Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad you put this near the beginning of the article - "Folks like MIA are the root cause of the problems in Sri Lanka" as it saves me the bother of reading any more of this worthless drivel. Root cause indeed.

Anonymous said...

Anon,

Every document that exists on the Sri Lankan war claims that the Tamil diaspora funded suicide bombings and child recruitment for 3 decades and continued to spread hate amongst Tamil communities outside Sri Lanka. What is you're point again?

Anonymous said...

Lets get real people, the sl gov has done horrible things while fighting the ltte, 30 years ago war was different, views were different. the goverment did whatever they wanted or thought would win the war, they killed men, women and chrildren b/c they didnt want them to have a country of there own.

Post a Comment