The plight of the Sinhala `DALITS`- Karava, Durava, Salagama, Berava and Rodi. Caste discrimination in Sinhala society.

  • 9 Sep 2011 03:43:45 GMT

    [Many of the Sinhalese hostile to this article seem to be products of the 1956 ideology. Their hostility to the caste factor has been aroused because they read it as a threat to the unity of the Sinhalese. Sinhala patriotism impels their vituperative reaction, including bile directed at Fonseka. They seek to protect the unitary state. In speaking as Sri Lankans they subsume the whole within their Sinhala sentiments. The issue of the part//whole relationship that I have underlined in my essay on The Sinhala Mind-Set resides below the surface as powerfully as dangerously.]

    - Prof. Michael Roberts-

  • 9 Sep 2011 03:44:10 GMT

    [**Mahinda`s poor ancestor was an informant to the British during the late 19th century anti-British local uprising in Hambantota. The information led to the capture of Karava Mudliyar Amadoru and other leaders.

    [The BRITISH REWARDED THE INFORMANT with the name RAJAPAKSE,

    appointed him as an ARACHCHI, and granted him 600 acres of land at Hungama for his service. The area was Yak Veddah territory of Giruwa pattu and the name of the land was Degampotha. ]

    It was sold off in stages by Rajapakse Arachchi`s descendants to finance their indulgences leaving only Medamulana. This family ADOPTED GOVIGAMA IDENTITY long after D. S. Senanayake and other aspiring political families. ]

    -www.karava.org-

  • 9 Sep 2011 04:19:46 GMT

    Sinhala society has less elitism than Tamils. So there is little problems there.

    As far as Tamil are concerned however its been really sad. For example, the prime motivation behind Tamil militant groups was to remove castes, religion etc from Tamil society. That is how they started. Its in fact a carbon copy of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu that chased away the Brahmins. I think the anti-caste movement got sidetracked and exploded outwards when it should have been an implosion. If you look at Prabarakan all he did was kill off Tamil elites. He never listened to Vellahala either. Vellahla on the other hand rallied around Parabakaran as they had no other choice.

  • 9 Sep 2011 04:51:35 GMT

    Thivya, you are barking up the wrong tree in the wrong forest... )

  • 9 Sep 2011 06:49:14 GMT

    Aaa Thiviya nona

    Youkno youkno you teech us mani mani news in Lankadeepa

    So I go lookin lookin to unnersatn what you talking

    This I find

    [Much of the traditional ownership of land in the north is caste based and the land should be redistributed in a just manner to include the lower castes. Thesavalam is an instrument which ensured that `intruders` - low-caste people- could not buy land - Sebastian Rasalingam, Torornto, Canada]

    [As I said yesterday at a community meeting different castes in Jaffna that have remained separated over the years need to stay separated. The lower castes are showing greater tendencies than the higher castes towards economic progress.

    - Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam]

  • 9 Sep 2011 07:16:34 GMT

    Thivya,

    Do you know the funniest thing?

    You say Sinhalese are divided based on caste. But they all got together to get rid of We TamiZHs.

    But you guys on the other hand divided your so called freedom fighters based on Jaffna TamiZH and Easters TamiZHs. The rest is history:)))

  • 9 Sep 2011 08:05:42 GMT

    These tribalists Jaffna Tamils doesn t even accept Blood from their own law cast Tamils now here wants to talk about the cats systems of other races

    Funny

  • 9 Sep 2011 08:27:36 GMT

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    watch thivya`s kins

  • 9 Sep 2011 08:48:49 GMT

    Thivya belongs to Velu`s caste...visiting hindu temples for them never allowed...

  • 9 Sep 2011 09:27:58 GMT

    [You say Sinhalese are divided based on caste. But they all got together to get rid of We TamiZHs.]

    When Our Forces used the Kimbula to put an end to Tamil terrorism, collectively we all felt the Pleasure of the act. Infact we all had our hands on the AXE.

    LOL.. :)))