Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Villages under the Local Government Bodies won by TNA in the North were originally inhabited by Sinhalese!

After a gap of 30 years people in the north who lived at gun point was able to taste the fruit of democracy with the successful conclusion of Local Government Election held last Saturday. When the names of the Pradeshiya Sabhas started to appear in the media, I thought it was an opt moment to enlighten the readers about the true history of those villages.

Due to the sustained distortion of the factual history of Sri Lanka and the creation of a fabricated history which was fed to Tamils by the Jaffna Velala elite to meet their political aspirations the inhabitants of those villages will perhaps be horrified to know that the very same villages that they live in today had originally been inhabited by their Sinhalese brethren a little before the colonization of Portuguese, Dutch and English started. The distorted history have blinded them to the extent  that they will be reluctant to accept the fact that their ancestors largely comprise of those who were brought to the island's north and east by the colonists to grow tobacco.  Due to being continuously poisoned by a false history the TNA representatives elected to the local government bodies will never imagine even in their wildest dreams that the same villages that they were elected to look after used to be the flourishing villages in which the Sinhalese were the original inhabitants.

(Sinhalese fled the areas due to invasions from the South India and spread of epidemics such as Malaria.)

The lexicological evidences such as the original names of the villages would throw more light to learn about the history of the places of which existence is being corroborated by the chronicles such as Mahavamsa, Deepawamsa and Chulawamsa. Unfortunately the great bulk of the archeological evidences such as the ruins of the Buddhist temples, again corroborated by the chronicles, have long disappeared from the face of the earth due to purposeful vandalism by the Eelamists hell bent to distort the history.

Let's take a look at the names of the local bodies that represent respective villages of which original Sinhalese names have been Tamilinized.

Following descriptions are quoted from 'Traditional Sinhala Place names of cities in Sri Lanka', a comprehensive work on the Sinhalese place names in the North and East which have later been Tamilinized.   

 Jaffana District

Chavakachcheri Pradeshiya Sabha

Chavakachcheri, Chaavakachcheari சாவகச்சேரி (Yapanaya [Jaffna])
JAAVAKACHERAYA, Chavakachcheriya - ජාවකච්චේරිය
Sinhala meaning: Area where Javanese people lived, "Java town"
According to the Mahavamsa, Chandrabhanu, a Javanese ruler from
Tambralinga invaded SL in the 13th Century CE. His armies landed in
Gokanna(Trinco), and used blow pipes and poisoned arrows, and ruled Jaffna
for three decades. Tambralinga is in the south isthmus of Thailand, close to Malaysia.
See entry under Jaffna.
See Dutch Map, Chiavagacherij, Chavakgatzeri, Chawagacheri
see Jaffna map1
Politics. Some 500 Muslims were expelled in 1990, a part of the 85,000 muslims expelled from the North.
See Muslim expulsion
This is the birth village of Thamilselvan, spokesperson of the LTTE since
the demise of Anton Balasingham. Tamilselvan was killed in Nov 2007
V. Kumarasvamy was the first MP of this seat in the first general election, 1947.

Delft Pradeshiya Sabha

Delft (Yapanaya [Jaffna])
NEDUNDUVA - මැදුන්දූව
Hist. Baldaeus,1658, Nindundiva, Dutch VOC records Nedointivo
The name 'Delft' was given by the Dutch Governor (of the VOC 1678-1681), Rijckloff van Goens. The sinhalese names 'Diveldoova', and 'Maedundoova' have been applied to this island by fishermen. It is conjectured that the word `Maedun', from the Sinhala "maedha", මැද, which has the same Sanskrit/Pali roots as the English word "middle", indicated that the island (doova) is located more or less at a middle distance from the island of Rameshwaram and the Jaffna peninsula.
The Tamil name may have also come from the same roots, and in fact, the stem நடு Natu in Tamil is used in Tamil words like Naṭuttiṭṭam to indicate a  "middle location".

There is a Baobab tree here, just like in the Maanthota (Mannar) area. The island, 12km by 8km, is accessed by boat from the Kurikattuvan Jetty. in Uruthota (Kayts), and has some 6000 civilians, mostly fishermen. During Portuguese times, the name "cow island" was used, and the ruins of a Portuguese fort exists. Herds of wild ponies, first introduced during Portuguese times, are still found in the island.
Mr. D. T. Devendra, during a visit to Nedundoova in the 1940s, discovered a mound which on closer examination turned out to be a Dagoba. Other ancient ruins have also been noted. Chola remains of Hindu sites ( a 12-meter long,3 meters wide temple) from the 11th century have also been found in 2010. No recent archaeological work has been done.
During the LTTE war, this was a naval base
history of the region

Karainagar Pradeshiya Sabha

Karainagar, Kaarainakar, காலரநகர் (Yapanaya [Jaffna])
Meaning. In  S.  and T., town by the sea.
Ancient Buddhist site, mentioned in the Nampotha as 'Karadivayina'. It was known even in Tamil as 'Kaaraitheevu'. The name change occurred with the construction of the Punnali causeway in the late 19th Century, and officially in 1922. Dutch records give the name 'Nieuw Amsterdam'. However, its oldest name was 'Kaaradeepa', also previously known as 'Ahideepa', as stated in the Buddhist Akitti Jaathaka, which relates the story of the Buddhist recluse Akitti who came to Kaaradeepa. Akitti lived on a diet of Kaara leaves. Hence the name may have arisen from 'Kaara', a thorny shrub. The Paali name 'Kaara' is used even in south Indian inscriptions. Thus Tamil inscriptions (Udayendiram copper plates) refer to Kaara trees, said to be Webera tetrandra. The 'bodhsathva' Akitti is also known as Agastiya in the Jaataka maala, but Malalasekera warns against confusion with the Vedic Sage Agastiya. Even today there is an ancient buddhist site known as Vearppiddi (Veherapitiya). Megalithic burial sites are found at Chaththiranthai (Chatrangana - i.e., arena for hoisting flags.)
Karainagar had a Nordic boat-building aid program since the 1980s.
The Dutch also built a small fort called Hammanhiel, used today as a
SL Naval Base

Kayts Pradeshiya Sabha

Kayts (Yapanaya [Jaffna])- ඌරුතොට
Also 'Uraturai' and 'Urkavalthurai' were the Tamilized forms. Ancient pre-CE Buddhist site. Mentioned in the Nampotha as Tannidivayina. It was a major Naval base under Parakramabahu I (12th century CE). Military History of Sri Lanka
See also Ports of Ancient Sri Lanka, by J. Amarasekera.
Urathota is mentioned in the 'Nainathivu' inscription (written partly in Tamil), of Parakramabahu.
It is mentioned in the 'Thovila' ritual 'Kohombakankariya'. During the Portuguese period, it was known as Cais [meaning quay], giving rise to the current English name. Baldaeus, 1658, used the name Ourature'.
Ealam wars, Kobbekaduwa's death etc.

Nallur Pradeshiya Sabha

Nallur (Giranikke, [kilinochchi])
- නල්ලූරුව

Nallur (Yapanaya [Jaffna])
Eastern Edge of Jaffna, on the road to Irupalai. Old "Kandaswami Kovil", re-built by Parakrmabahu's generals in the 15th century as a goodwill gesture, destroyed by the Portuguese and rebuilt in th 18th century Nallur may have been the capital of various local kings of Jaffna. and it has been claimed to be the same as Chunguinayanar (Singai City). However, see Rasanayagam, History of Jaffna. The work 'Kailayamaalai' refers to Nallur as Nallaimoodhoor, where 'Moodhoor' may be Mooduthora→Modara, i.e., Sinhala (portal to the sea), or 'Mootur', i.e, 'old city' in Tamil as well since (p)oor=pura was absorbed in to T. Bhuvanekabahu's(1470-78) viceroy Sapumal Kumara ruled from Nallur. See Giritharan for a recent discussion which is more of a nationalistic treatment going beyond empirical historiography. LTTE 'fast-unto death' human-sacrifice of Tileepan was staged here. n.b. Nallur is "good-village", or "nalla-oor" in Tamil. This is a commonly found Tamil-village name. There is also a "Nalluruwa" in Panadura, originally, "Nalapura". Pandit AM Gunesekera (1890s) had suggested that Nalluruva was originally 'Yahapura'.
President Rajapaksa visits Nallur Temple, Jan 10-2010

Point Pedro Pradeshiya Sabha

Point Pedro, Pt. Pedro (Yapanaya [Jaffna])- ප්රේරුතුඩුව
This is a name introduced by Portuguese sea farers. Older names "Kapu Thutduva", "kava thuduva" and "vak-thuduva--> Vaththuduva" also seeme to have existed. "Vartha", "Vak", "kava" etc., mean circular, and may have referred to the shape of the coastline here, when the easterly extension of the shore ends and the shore line curves southwards. In Pali, 'Vartha" becomes Vatta", and in Sinhala it changes to "Vaka". A recognized transposition of phonetic elements may change "Vaka" to "kava". "Varthi" in Sanskrit also stands for "mfn. growing near the water (said of water-plants)", cf. Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dict.; or "Ocean" etc.,. In Tamil, the name Parithithurai has been used. Here again, Parithi may have come from "Vartha", the Sanskrit word for "cirum-circular", or from "ocean", Sea shells etc., accepted into old Tamil.
This is an old sea-farer town. See   Valvettithurai sailors   Westward Ho
G. G. Ponnambalam entered politics by winning this seat in 1934, where he defeated Sri Pathmanathan of the P. Ramanathan family. Prior to GGP, this was the "home seat of K. Balasingham, who was part of the "Jaffna boycott" of the Donoughmore commission proposals. 1931. See Jane Russell, Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, 1931-1947 (Tissara Publishers, 1982, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka).   see click "map 1 Jaffna peninsula" after clicking here.<br
</br Point Pedro was the landing stage for many acts of sea piracy carried out by the Tamil Tigers:

In June 2000, LTTE destroyed the MV Mercs Uhana off Point Pedro
In September 2001, LTTE attacked the MV Pride off Point Pedro
In October 2001, LTTE attacked the MT Dunhinda off Point Pedro
In January 2007, MV Liverpooldelivering relief supplies to Jaffna was attacked off Point Pedro.

Vadamaradchi South West Pradeshiya Sabha

Vadamarachchi,Vadamaradchi,Vedamarachchi, Vatamaracci (Yapanaya [Jaffna])
- වැදි මුරැකිය
hist. Baldaeus, 1658 has recorded name forms.
Disc. The name in S. could mean Watch location
(Murakiya → murachchiya)
of the Vedda folk; or 'Vaedi' simply means "arrive = vadeema".
This location controls access to the Vanni from the Yapanaya peninsula.
It is a district subdivision and not a town by itself
War: Army/navy camps, see Gatakaduwa (Kaddaikadu) and
Weralakuruna (Vettlakerni)
See Vadamarchchi debacle etc
SL military medal
Operation Liberation and Eealam war I

Velanai Pradeshiya Sabha             

Velanai (Yapanaya [Jaffna])- බෙල්ලන
Disc.- 'Velan' in Tamil connotes meanings related to the Velala caste, as well as to Skandha.
However, this part of the ocean and shore were connected with
Oyster fishery, and we consider that to be the origin of the name,
where "bella" is generic Sinhala word for Oysters, Clams etc.
'Muttu' or pearl fisheries were also part of the tradition here.
Near Uruthota (Kayts), Perumkulam Muttumari Amman Kovil 

Giranake  District

Karachchi Pradeshiya Sabha

Karachchi, (Giranikke[Killinochchi])
- කරච්චිය
"Kara" refers to a location close to the shore. ``Rachchiya'' is derived from "(a)rajjya", which refers to an administrative center, occupied by an "Aarachchi". Thus Karachchi, or "Kara-rajji" was an old administrative center in the region, maintained mainly to collect taxes associated with the trade in the area, going across the Uttara Desha and the Vanni.   Regional map

Pachchilaipalli Pradeshiya Sabha

Pachchilaipalli, Periya Pachchilai Pallai (Giranikke, [kilinochchi], Yapanaya [Jaffna])
- පත්තිරපහල
Hist. Baldeus, 1658, Patchiarapahlle
Disc.- 'Pathhira' tree is also known as "rata-goraka" tree Skrit: Pichchalabija, Malaylam, K.: Paccila, T: Pachchila. Botany: Garcinia family. 'Palli' could refer to a non-hindu (e.g, jain, buddhist) shrine or, a low-lying region, or 'back-yard, and may imply 'burial grounds'. Also, 'palli','halli, alli' mean village or place ('pala' in S.), a current usage in telugu and kannada (c.f., Thiruchirapalli, Jalahalli.) It also means a place of worship as villages usually involved a temple. In modern usage in SL, it refers to a Christian church or mosque.

Poonakary Pradeshiya Sabha

- පින්කරය
පුන්ය කරය
This the name of the region, near the western coast. From the Sanskrit, to "Purify", or "having merit"
C.f., also, Punaka, an old name of Pune, Maharashtra, in India.
There is a copper-plate from the Rashtrakoota period indicating that Pune,
in India was known as "Punya-Vishya" in the 10th century CE.   Regional map

Mooladuwa District  

Manthai East Pradeshiya Sabha

Manthai, Mantai (Mannarama [Mannar])- මාන්තේ
The name "maennava" is related to "Tammmaennava", and "Manthai" is a close cognate of "Maanthota". This location has been linked with the legend of Vijaya.
Map and Army action 2008

Puthukudiyiruppu Pradeshiya Sabha

Puthukudiyiruppu,Puthukkudiyiruppu (Madakalapuwa [Batticaloa])
- අලුත්කුලිස්ස
n.b., this is a second entry near Batti; previous near Mulativu. Loacated 5 miles out of Batti., on the Galamuna(kalmunai) road. UTHR-J 1995 Dec. report.
Thunukkai Pradeshiya Sabha

Thunukkai, Tunukkai (Mooladoova [Mullaitivu])
Hist.- Ancient Buddhist site. The Tunukkai inscription
in Sinhala by Kasyapa (10th CE), and by Dappula IV, are significant.
See also Vavnikulam War. Alleged location of LTTE jails
see report, April 2006
Named Dunukava in Vanni buddhist sites map

Manthota District

Manthai West Pradeshiya Sabha

Manthai, Mantai (Mannarama [Mannar])- මාන්තේ
The name "maennava" is related to "Tammmaennava", and "Manthai" is a close cognate of "Maanthota". This location has been linked with the legend of Vijaya.

Musali Pradeshiya Sabha

Musali, முசலி (Mannarama [Mannar]) MUHALA, MUSALA- මෝහල,   මුසල
The AGA division with the same name was created in 1981. The name is most probably from the sanskrit Musalee→Muhala (crocodile) and thus refers to a place (e.g, swamp, tank) with crocodiles, (kimbula in Sinhala); Chaanaakam in Tamil; Crocodylus Palustris in L. The name could also refer to "face, mouth, bud or flower" as in "Kehel-muha", (flower of the plantain) or in the Skrew-pine ((Pandanus odoratissimus). Note that in Skrt. "Muha" or 'Mukha" may have this meaning and exists in standard Sinhala and literary Tamil. The Muhala (Musali) village is in an area which was called "Muhala pattuva", or "Musalai pattuva", where "pattuva" is a subdivision of a ``Korale''. Note that the sinhala "Patuna" (e.g., as in Yapa Patune, c.f., Jaffna) and the corresponding sanskrit word "pattana" is used in the Mahabharata to denote a town or village, and "Dharmapattana" is a name given to the city of "Sravasti" in Pali. Enter Pattana into Univ. of Cologne dictionary
See the write up under
අගස්තිමුරේ Akattimurippu.
See water management in Ancient Lanka

Nanattan Pradeshiya Sabha

Nanattan (Mannarama [Mannar])
- නවන්තැන
See Naanaaddan-නානදද්න

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sri Lanka should accept the lies spread by the LTTE rump for 13 million Dollars!

Yet another nasty effort by the Western diplomats doing politics in Sri Lanka to do a regime change and destabilize the country back fired. On the eve of Election Day for the local government bodies the US government's decision to halt aids to Sri Lanka was announced. The intention was clear: an attempt to discourage voters to vote for the UPFA. But what happened was entirely opposite. UPFA registered a resounding victory.

The electorate knows that it is this government that can withhold the malicious international campaign currently going on against the democratically elected government. And also it is an indication that they are fairly satisfied with the current development works going on in the country.               

The latest news is that the US is going to halt the 13 million US dollars aids to Sri Lanka. In other words Sri Lanka should accept the lies spread by the LTTE rump for 13 million dollars. That's the way the US, the so called Supreme Guardian of the 'Human Rights' and the Citadel of the protector of the 'democracy' tries to spread the democracy around the world.

NGO vultures and Al-Jazeera!

One of the icons of the Peace- NGO Brigade in Sri Lanka Jehan Perera who is financed by the Dollars, Euros and Krones accused the government in an interview given to Al-Jazeera last Saturday that military presence on the polling day discouraged voters from visiting polling booths in the North. What Jehan Perea and his Western masters' sole intention was to ridicule the present government's effort to re-introduce to a population who was at gun point for 30 long years an elected representative governance system.

Giving armed protection to polling booths and its environs by the police and armed forces is not new thing to this country and many other countries in this part of the world. The election related malpractices and violence which started from mid 1970's compelled the successive governments to deploy members of the security forces on election days. However, the deployment of armed forces on elections days was hardly observed recently in the areas outside the North and East except in the areas likely to create trouble. (At present Government refrains from deploying even armed forces on polling days, instead STF-the elite unit of police deployed outside North and East). But in the backdrop of conducting the first ever election close on the heels of defeat of the most ruthless terrorist organization of which rump hell bent to find a way from abroad to destabilize the country, the government can't take chances. Government can't afford to allow those sinister forces to take the upper hand to mar the election.

Al-Jazeera deliberately showed a policeman constable on sentry outside a polling centre carrying a rifle which is normal thing on election days in any parts of the country. Then Al-Jazeera showed a soldier who was on sentry duty inside a guard room on the road side. It is similar to NGO brigades' and their Western masters' hue and cry some time ago over the barbed wire fences around the IDP camps. Though it is not seen in the West it is common thing in Sri Lanka that the plots of lands of households in villages are fenced with barbed wire. The problem is that the local NGO stooges of the West have never stepped out of Colombo to see these things in villages. Their world is limited to the four walls of air-conditioned rooms in Colombo and the lies spread by the Tamilnet. So it is not surprising about NGO vultures' criticism about government's effort to hold election in the North and East and give the people a chance to enjoy and live under a democratic rule. That's the last thing that they want to happen. That's because NGO Vultures need carcasses to feast!  

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Indian TATA Personal Carries donated to Sri Lanka Army by Americans! How funny eh?

Are Americans becoming poor?  Or didn't they find any other better vehicle in their country? Or is it to show Indians how friendly they are with them?  Or Are they conveying a message to Sri Lanka? Or American foreign policy has acquired a new turn?

It is anyway bizarre move on the part of Americans-buying Indian made military hardware and donating to Sri Lanka: a load of contradictions it seems!  

As my friend pointed out there are many bizarre things in the photos. See the logos on the doors: "Partners". What a bizarre partnership it is while arm twisting Sri Lanka on alleged war crimes, Darusman report, C-04 and harboring and giving all the support to the LTTE rump in the USA. In short, how does a 'War Criminal' become a partner?  And also the logo tells us that SL and USA are 'partners' today, tomorrow and yesterday. Is that true? The following quote from the today's Island's editorial speaks volumes about how the US supported Sri Lanka in the past.

"US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said, in New Delhi, that the US would fully cooperate with India to thwart terror attacks against the latter. This pledge is ironic in that about three decades ago the US just looked the other way when Sri Lanka pleaded for help to protect itself against separatist terrorism which India, a Russian ally at that time, promoted to penalise it for having crossed over to the US camp under pro-American President J. R. Jayewardene's government. Sri Lanka has received little or no military assistance from the US to fight terrorism. Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jeffrey Lunstead told US Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 24, 2009 that the US military relationship with Sri Lanka was almost nil."

I also quote below some comments made by my friend after seeing this bizarre incident. It sums up what Americans are up to and where are they now.

"Interesting! Is the US so bankrupt but yet wants to yield influence by showing they can still provide military hardware? So with shitty pocket money they are buying TATA trucks (that's all Butenis can offered to buy these days I guess)  for Army to 'counter balance' support from China and with this 4 trucks they'll expect 100 trucks worth favors and influence returned for the next century at least!

But gone are the days when US used to give ship loads of 10 ton 18 cylinder MAC trucks for dime a dozen armies of the world! ah! How sad! By the way the logo says 'partners'. Partners don't accuse your partner 'war-criminal' .unless we are different level of a 'partner'. Unlike Israel..!!!" 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SLAF makes its maiden flight to Giranike (Killinochchi)

Sri Lanka Air Force made its maiden flight to newly constructed Giranike (Killinochchi) air strip yesterday.   (Giranike is the original name of Kilinochchi later Tamilinzed as has been the case with many places in the North and East of Sri Lanka). I quote below a part of one of my previous articles in which I mentioned how the original Sinhala name Giranike was coined and how it 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 of a Buddhist monastery in which thousands of Arhats were residing." 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Carving out of a separate sate in Sudan: A new fodder for Eelamists

Eelamists and their supporters in the West are still licking their wounds after utterly failing the mammoth effort they made to carve out a separate state in Sri Lanka militarily.  But an unfortunate African country Sudan succumbed to the West's and the USA's nasty schemes and became a victim of it. The West's nasty schemes were well supported by the Eelmaists too in this effort though their effort in Sri Lanka never bore fruits. (Rudrakumaran , a prominent LTTE  leader based in USA and an ardent supporter of carving out of Southern Sudan scheme has been invited to the independence ceremony to take place soon ).Highlighting the carving out of a separate state in Sudan has become Eelam propagandists' hot topic as D.B.S. Jeyaraj does in one of his latest posts.

Though the efforts by the Eelamists and the West failed in military means in Sri Lanka they are continued unabated in other means as witnessed by the 'Darusman's Report' and 'Chanel-04 Video'. The sustained will- power of Sri Lankan people ably supported by the correct political leadership prevented what would have been another Southern Sudan in Sri Lanka. Eelam propagandists like Jeyraj's aim is to give another boost to current efforts underway against Sri Lanka. This will catch a renowned vigor in coming days highlighting 'Southern Sudan as an example to win Eelam'.