How ironical! The so called 'Political Headquarters' of the 'Thamil Eelam' has turned into the venue of the latest cabinet meeting of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Almost one year back mere mentioning of such an event was a laughable day dream for many. The very same place was once boasted to have been the abode of the office of the "Political Head of the Thamil Eelam" who once boasted that he will turn Sri Lanka's capital into living inferno.
I feel this is an apt occasion to throw some light how the place name Kilinochchi was coined from the original Sinhala name. As has been the case with many places in North and East of Sri Lanka, the original Sinhala name Giranike has been Tamilinized as Kilinochchi. The following quoted piece of description in an advertisement by the Commercial Bank in a national news paper of its opening of a new branch in the last month there says it in style.
"The parrots (Gira in Sinhala) who came in flocks perched on the Nika Trees (Vitex negundo) that grew in abundance there and it was why the place was named "Giranike".
In Tamil parrot is called "Killi" and the Nika tree is known as "Nochchi". Through the combination of these two words, the name Killi-nochchi was coined".
Archeological evidences including stone inscriptions once strewn in the area and now destroyed as well as the descriptions in chronicles including Mahavamsa and Deepavamsa say that this area was once a vast complex Budhdhist monastery in which thousands of Arhats were residing.
The Eelam Day Dreamers fantasized by a Bogus Tamil history in Sri Lanka had been under the illusion of having this place to be the "Political Head Quarters" of the future 'Thamil Eelam'. It was a common scene a couple of years back that hordes of Eelam supportive Western lackeys were going in procession to this place to worship the 'Leaders of the Eelam government'. Unable to bear the catastrophic proportion of turn of events, Eelam supportive Western lackeys now have resorted to arm twisting of Sri Lanka with economic embargoes and appointing 'Advisory Committees' to 'investigate' the so called 'war crimes' allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces.However, It is heartening to see how the people there who had for long been at the gun point of the so called freedom fighters now enjoy the real freedom with the dawn of peace thanks to the enormous sacrifices made by our valiant security forces.