Tamil as official language exists only on paper

  • 18 Feb 2005 16:02:26 GMT

    Mr Godage has identified one root cause of the `ethnic problem`- both languages to have complete equality.The other is equality of all religions - namely a Secular State.But I very much doubt that both these will everhappen.

  • 18 Feb 2005 16:02:44 GMT

    Mr Godage has identified one root cause of the `ethnic problem`- both languages to have complete equality.The other is equality of all religions - namely a Secular State.But I very much doubt that both these will everhappen.

  • 18 Feb 2005 17:38:34 GMT

    I was happened to be in colombo on 12/2/2005 and I was at a birth registerar office. There was a couple who husband and wife are both tamils and want to register the birth of their baby. They have asked the registerar to write/issue the birth certificate in tamils. the registerar replied that we cannot do that as per the instrucitons by the top officials. They they have asked the registerar to issue it in english, they have declined to that request too. The registerar said that, even though she knows how to write in tamils english and in sinhalese, she has been ordered to isssue the certicicate only in sinhalese.

    I scrached my head and said `Which part of the world are we` and did a big salute to the LTTE leader v.prabhakaran.

    There is nooooo way that sinhala politician will treat the tamils the same, even after 50 yrs of lesson.

  • 18 Feb 2005 18:48:06 GMT

    Before sending the JVP to other countries isn`t it better Mr. Godage go to JVP and learn their stance regarding the equality between ethnic communities.

    I am pretty sure the writer have no idea about JVP`s stance and he is just speculating.

  • 18 Feb 2005 19:29:52 GMT

    hi psinna,

    Do you know which language use when issuing birth certificates in Jaffna and other Tamil majority areas? Only Tamil!!!. One of my friends has birth certificate in Tamil, then I asked why? THE REASON IS HE HAS BONE IN JAFFNA.

    You people always think about your side and you are the only people get discriminated. I accept there is huge discrimination to the people but I do not accept it is only for Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese are also under discrimination. Every poor people are in huge discrimination regardless of their race

  • 18 Feb 2005 22:31:16 GMT

    hi najith,

    I see that you just want to make a point because, I don`t see any sinhalese in jaffna.

    Sinhala politicians that are trying to change (changed) the tamil village area name to sinkala name will never ever permit something like your claim to happen. I as saying this because I have visited Jeffna January of this year (2005). Please be reasonalbe when you say this because, wherever we go in colombo,its sinhala dominent in offices. THEN whey would they want to have a multi official language rule first of all.

    Rather then replying to this post, Ask your MP why only one language (sinhala or tamil) is been impossed rather then both or even english. This shows that politicians do not respect humans` and their feeling/freedom/rights

    Get my point.

  • 19 Feb 2005 12:18:58 GMT

    No 1) everywhere in the world this happens with minorities.. Ex:- in england there are many Indians and Pakistanis .. do they ask for hindi to be an official language.... and if they dont will they ask for a seperate land,, !!!!!

    No 2) only in sri lanka the govt. tolerates and has made tamil an official language and has made an effort to do something about it.. and the tamils have no respect for it other than critisize it..

    No 3) how come when tamils go to canada or UK they dont ask for Tamil to be an official language.. when they go to UK or any other country they learn English because the majority speaks so.....

    Sorry to burst that bubble but the Sri Lankan govt. had done enough and more concerning the tamils welfare ..

    do you see tamil bing beaten up in colombo ? do u see in any way tamils being pushed around in public places... i dont think so... its these stupid LTTE who thinks they could ever win a war and get a seperate land .. thus seperating any further realtionships with other races.. !!

  • 21 Feb 2005 10:14:11 GMT

    This is for Madu,

    for your information Tamils are a part of Sri Lanka when My parents were studying they studied in English medium , and the second languages were either tamil or Sinhalese, but due to stupid and a cunning election ploy by the convert SWRD Banda the whole thing -removed-ed up, currently I doubt there is going to be peace in Sri Lanka as long as the extremists like JVP and the good for nothing MOnks who are taking the great religion like Budhism to the grave. First why don`t you put a stop to the cronies in sacred clothes . Are the Monks following the Great teachings of Lord Buddha , why don`t you just think about it for gods sake. For your information most of my friends are Sinhalese and I am fluent in Tamil, Sinhala and English , and my sinhala frnds do not appreciate communalism and stupidity.

  • 21 Feb 2005 14:00:26 GMT

    hi psinna,

    I know there is no single Sinhala or muslim civilian in Jaffna now, because those liberators chase them out. I can make argument about all ur points but I don?t because it is useless. You guys have to keep touching on the surface of the real problem in ur whole life. Keep in mind there is 74% of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. What is the percentage of Tamils living in Sri Lanka???

  • 21 Feb 2005 22:59:08 GMT

    Mr najith,

    I replied to your message becuase I thought you are a gentle man, But after lieing about `Sinhala birth certificate` issue first of all and admitting that there is no sinhalese in jaffna, I think you are a normal personal who think likes politicians. So at this point, I dont want to waste my time replying to your post. Those who really care about srilanka and peace will consider my point and will make a point when it comes to. sorry to bother you mr najith.