Man of Pakistani origin makes waves as Tamil poet

Dec 30, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Asia News Network

Abdul Karim Abdul Razak is an oddity. This Urdu-speaking Memon Muslim from what is now Pakistan, is a leading light in Tamil literary circles in Sri Lanka as a poet and writer! Tall and fair with a stubble and betel stained teeth, Razak is every inch a Memon, who no one would associate with Tamil poetry at first glance.

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“Hindu God- Dhanwantri”

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Until recently from the colonial period government services of the whole country was conducted mainly by Tamils. Tamils in the government services were out numbered all the other communities though they were less than 12% of the population. This dominance was gained by helping the colonials. Naturally colonials detest natives of any country and they hated Sinhalese, as the fought against them and refused to work under them in their grabbed lands.

Tamils took the advantage of the situation and submitted themselves as slaves to the colonials and in return colonials were more kind towards their loyal servants. That is how they became the civil service force in this country to help rule of colonials in this country. Sinhalese who didn’t submit themselves to colonials were discriminated in every respect, and they became subjects of colonials and their supporting Tamil administrators.

Rectifying this historical injustice was the thing cited by Tamils, as the cause of the LTTE. You all can demand for rights not for privileges,dear friends. You shouldn’t have expected privileges from Sinhalese you had from the colonials as a return for the service rendered to them. That was the root causes, not "Tamil grievances" incorrectly cited.

100% of the estate Tamils came as hired workers, true, but over 75% of the other Tamils also came here in the same process. Rest were the decedents of the soldiers of Aryachakrawarthi, who invaded this country in the last part of the 13th century. There is no much difference between estate Tamils and other Tamils in Sri Lanka. They all came within a period of 700 years and over 90% came here withing a period of 300 years.

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Prabhakaran had to rely on the idea of a Tamil kingdom that was purported to have existed in the north to push for Tamil Eelam. And it continues to remain central to some of the current political parties too for obvious reasons: their very survival depends on the claim that attracts votes.

But this has been disputed by eminent historians, among them Professor Karthigesu Indrapala of the Jaffna University, Mudliyar C. Rasanayagam, Bernard Gunatillake and a host of others. The available evidence in fact, suggests the contrary. As noted by Prof. S Ranwella if there had been an independent Tamil kingdom in and around the Jaffna peninsula in ancient times, at least a few Tamil inscriptions of those kings who ruled in that kingdom should have come to light in and around the Jaffna peninsula. But so far not a single Tamil inscription, or any other inscription testifying to it has been discovered.

It is interesting that the earliest Tamil inscription discovered in the Jaffna District is by a Sinhalese king, namely Parakramabahu I(1153-1186) who ruled at Polonnaruwa. This inscription was found at the entrance to the famous Nakapusani-Amman Temple in the small island now know as Nainativu or Nagadipa; and it contains certain trade regulations concerning wreckages off the port of Uratturai i.e. present day Kayts (UCR. Vol.XXI, pp.63-70). In the words of Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala, the editor of this inscription ‘the fact that this edict was issued not by any subordinate official, but by the king himself shows that the monarch was in supreme control of the northern most region of the island (UCR.Vo.XXI,p.66). A map of Yapanaya or Jaffanapatnam recently found in the Beeldbank National Archives, in the Netherlands done in 1695 had more than 85% off all villages with Sinhalese names[1].

There is also ample evidence readily available in chronicles, records of foreign visitors to Sri Lanka and in contemporary inscriptions indicating that there were large and extensive Sinhalese settlements there from very early times and that the Sinhalese kings, from the beginning of the historical period up to the middle of the 18th century and thereafter the Nayakkar kings of the Kandyan kingdom up to its fall in 1815 were the lawful rulers of and the legal heirs to the Jaffna region.[2]
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naIan wrote:
Prabhakaran had to rely on the idea of a Tamil kingdom that was purported to have existed in the north to push for Tamil Eelam. And it continues to remain central to some of the current political parties too for obvious reasons: their very survival depends on the claim that attracts votes.
But this has been disputed by eminent historians, among them Professor Karthigesu Indrapala of the Jaffna University, Mudliyar C. Rasanayagam, Bernard Gunatillake and a host of others. The available evidence in fact, suggests the contrary. As noted by Prof. S Ranwella if there had been an independent Tamil kingdom in and around the Jaffna peninsula in ancient times, at least a few Tamil inscriptions of those kings who ruled in that kingdom should have come to light in and around the Jaffna peninsula. But so far not a single Tamil inscription, or any other inscription testifying to it has been discovered.
It is interesting that the earliest Tamil inscription discovered in the Jaffna District is by a Sinhalese king, namely Parakramabahu I(1153-1186) who ruled at Polonnaruwa. This inscription was found at the entrance to the famous Nakapusani-Amman Temple in the small island now know as Nainativu or Nagadipa; and it contains certain trade regulations concerning wreckages off the port of Uratturai i.e. present day Kayts (UCR. Vol.XXI, pp.63-70). In the words of Dr. Karthigesu Indrapala, the editor of this inscription ‘the fact that this edict was issued not by any subordinate official, but by the king himself shows that the monarch was in supreme control of the northern most region of the island (UCR.Vo.XXI,p.66). A map of Yapanaya or Jaffanapatnam recently found in the Beeldbank National Archives, in the Netherlands done in 1695 had more than 85% off all villages with Sinhalese names[1].
There is also ample evidence readily available in chronicles, records of foreign visitors to Sri Lanka and in contemporary inscriptions indicating that there were large and extensive Sinhalese settlements there from very early times and that the Sinhalese kings, from the beginning of the historical period up to the middle of the 18th century and thereafter the Nayakkar kings of the Kandyan kingdom up to its fall in 1815 were the lawful rulers of and the legal heirs to the Jaffna region.[2]
Do you know how to fack ducks? Why dont you do that arsehole instead of shittign here. Go and say quack quack.
The Nayyakrs kings were Vaduga origin Tamils from Madurai.This is the reason the Kandyan ocnvention islargely in Tamil and English. SO yo admit that yuour so called kingdoms were ruled by Tamils.
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<quoted text>Do you know how to fack ducks?
aney pow, wankeren is now pimping ducks. ROFL.

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Siva Sankaran wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know how to fack ducks? Why dont you do that arsehole instead of shittign here. Go and say quack quack.
The Nayyakrs kings were Vaduga origin Tamils from Madurai.This is the reason the Kandyan ocnvention islargely in Tamil and English. SO yo admit that yuour so called kingdoms were ruled by Tamils.
With the total decimation of the LTTE the most abused phrases of Sri Lanka's history: "Tamil homeland and the grievances against Tamils" are being shouted from roof tops with a renewed vigor. These total illusions, products of Elite Tamil politicians from Jaffna (most of them are Singaporeans and Malaysians by birth) have been a Trojan horse to make an attempt to carve out a mono-ethnic entity in a large part of Sri Lanka. Tamils in the North and East were the most recent immigrants from India and the areas were primarily inhabited by Sinhalese.

Even Tamil writers have contributed to the view that the Jaffna Peninsula was originally inhabited by the Sinhalese people from the 6th Century BC up to the Portuguese Period. Rev. S. Gnana Praksar, O.M.I., has said: "Mr. Horsburgh's article on Sinhalese Place Names in the Jaffna Peninsula [C.A. Vol. 11 Part 1, pp54-58] places beyond doubt the fact of "a Sinhalese occupation of the Jaffna Peninsula antecedent to the Tamil period". Mudaliyar C. Rasnayagam says "That Jaffna was occupied by the Sinhalese earlier than by the Tamils is seen not only in the place names of Jaffna but also in the habits and customs of the people. The system of branding cattle with the communal brand by which not only the caste but also the position and family of the owner could be traced, was peculiarly Sinhalese. The very ancient way of wearing the hair in the form of a konde behind the head, was very common among the people of Jaffna till very recent times" (Ancient Jaffna, p. 384).

Even the Wanni District did not seem to have a sizable Tamil population at that time: "If the deserted fields and solitudes of the Wanni are ever again to be re-peopled and re-tilled, I am inclined to believe that the movement for that purpose will come from the Tamils of Jaffna" (p.98.8). The population of North Central and Eastern Provinces was so depleted that there had been also a proposal to effect "colonisation from the coast of India... but the suggestion is uncongenial of attempting the revival of agriculture through the instrumentality of Tamils, the very race to whose malignant influence it owes its decay; and any project, to be satisfactory as well as successful, should contemplate the benefit of the natives, and not strangers in Ceylon" (p.903). Therefore even as late as 1859, this British scholar considered Tamils from India as strangers to Sri Lanka.

The inhabitants consisted of two distinct races of people. The savage Bedas [Beddhas, the Jungle Folk or Veddahs] then, as now, occupied the large forests, particularly in the northern parts; the rest of the island was in possession of the Cingalese" (p. 05). He repeats this remarkable statement again in chapter VIII of his book. "When the Portuguese first arrived on the island, the whole of it, with the exception of the woods inhabited by the wild Bedas, was possessed by one race" (p. 122).

For all purposes, Sinhala was considered to be the official language throughout the island, including the Jaffna Peninsula. When Sankili's conduct became intolerable, the people of Jaffna (mostly Sinhalese) petitioned the Portuguese Viceroy in Goa, asking him to replace Sankili with a Sinhalese Prince 'because Jaffna belonged to the Kingdom of Kotte'. This led to the genocide of the Sinhalese inhabitants of Jaffna by Sankili. "After the massacre of the Christians, Sankili's, insane fury longed for more victims and he fell upon the Buddhists of Jaffna who were all Sinhalese. He expelled them beyond the limits of the country and destroyed their numerous places of worship," says Rasanayagam, quoting Yalpana Vaipava Malai."
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wow thanks for the good read. Tamuls have expleed its non tamule populations before in history then??

interesting!
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wow thanks for the good read. Tamuls have expleed its non tamule populations before in history then??
interesting!
One government paid anti Tamil lackey praising the lies and falsehoods of another genocidal Sinhala.Monkey praising its own tail.

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wow thanks for the good read. Tamuls have expleed its non tamule populations before in history then??
interesting!
Well documented genocide of Sinhala North & East by Dutch, British colonisers and their (imported) Tamil collaborators:
This amazing map, found at the Beeldbank National Archives, the Netherlands shows that more than 85% off all villages in Yapanaya or Jaffanapatnam in the early Dutch era, were in fact Sinhala. More so shocking, when today, not a single Sinhala family lives in the North.

http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/detail.as...

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Killers talk a lot to hide/cover their Guilty.

LLRC is another killer machine used by the evil Shree Lankan govt to hide the Genocidal Riots/Wars against the Indigenous People of Eelam/Lanka.

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When they had to flee Portuguese persecution....
it was the Vaduga Tamil kings of Kandy.
Sakkili dog,

Don't make up stories – there were never ever any Tamils kings in Kandy. The Kandyan kingdom (also called Sinhale) was a Sinhala Buddhist kingdom.

Also the Portuguse left in 1658, and the first Nayaka king was chosen in 1739, 81 years after the Portuguese left. So how come the Muslims were given refuge by these kings? Donkey, at least get your lies to make some sense and not so easy to reveal.

A good portion of the Muslims (now calling themselves indigenous Muslims), came during the British rule.

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<quoted text>Do you know how to fack ducks? Why dont you do that arsehole instead of shittign here. Go and say quack quack.
The Nayyakrs kings were Vaduga origin Tamils from Madurai.This is the reason the Kandyan ocnvention islargely in Tamil and English. SO yo admit that yuour so called kingdoms were ruled by Tamils.
Para Sakkili dog,
Don't make stories which are easily proven wrong. The Sinhalese were never ever ruled by Tamil kings. Got it para sakkiliya?

The Nayaka kings were not Tamils, but of Andhra origin, and king Narendra Sinha did not chose the first one in 1739 to rule, to give Tamil donkeys a separate country, but to rule the Sinhalese Buddhist kingdom of Kandy (also called Sinhale) as a true Sinhalese king. And the first 3 Nayaka kings did rule well, the last one was not liked much, because he was a cruel king, and the cheifs wanted him out.

Also the Kandyan convention was about protecting Sinhalese and Buddhist interests and was written in Sinhala. Not in Tamil.

ORIGINAL KANDYAN CONVENTION
http://www.sinhalaya.net/store/TheOriginalKan...

If the British had kept this agreement, most the Tamils would have not been in Sri Lanka and we would not be having an ethnic conflict.

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Killers talk a lot to hide/cover their Guilty.
LLRC is another killer machine used by the evil Shree Lankan govt to hide the Genocidal Riots/Wars against the Indigenous People of Eelam/Lanka.
The Sinhalese and the Veddas are the only indigenous people of Lanka/Ceylon/Sinhala/Eelam. Tamils are indigenous to the Tamil country/Tamil Nadu.

Eelam = Sinhala = Ceylon = Lanka

Madras University Tamil lexicon:
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/s...

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@ Siva Sankaran Sarma

Do not try to equate your disgusting "cry" for this repulsive "Tamileelam" with the legitimate freedom struggle of India or other nations, from the British colonial rulers. Your socalled cry is to carve out a mono-ethnic racist Tamil state out of the Sinhala island (=Sinhaladipa/Sinhala/Ceylon/E elam), which is a great injustice to the Sinhalese people. You do not even have a name to call your idiotic mono-ethnic Tamil state which is not derived from the word Sinhala.

In the eyes of the Sinhalese, the Tamils are equal to the British invaders and the Muslims invaders of India, and Tamils like you, spreading your hateful fanatical filth against the innocent Sinhalese people, is not going to change the situation.

People like you are an insult to mankind.
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for others, tamil or sinhala looks same dark people. may be tamilians are less darker than sinhalese. but, sinhalese are bangali(<5%)-tamil hybrids along with veddoid,australoid features. you people are one and the same. why fight?

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mahin yousufzai wrote:
for others, tamil or sinhala looks same dark people. may be tamilians are less darker than sinhalese. but, sinhalese are bangali(<5%)-tamil hybrids along with veddoid,australoid features. you people are one and the same. why fight?
Evil Buddhism from Mongolia is dividing and killing us.
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Para Sakkili dog,
Don't make stories which are easily proven wrong. The Sinhalese were never ever ruled by Tamil kings. Got it para sakkiliya?
The Nayaka kings were not Tamils, but of Andhra origin, and king Narendra Sinha did not chose the first one in 1739 to rule, to give Tamil donkeys a separate country, but to rule the Sinhalese Buddhist kingdom of Kandy (also called Sinhale) as a true Sinhalese king. And the first 3 Nayaka kings did rule well, the last one was not liked much, because he was a cruel king, and the cheifs wanted him out.
Also the Kandyan convention was about protecting Sinhalese and Buddhist interests and was written in Sinhala. Not in Tamil.
ORIGINAL KANDYAN CONVENTION
http://www.sinhalaya.net/store/TheOriginalKan...
If the British had kept this agreement, most the Tamils would have not been in Sri Lanka and we would not be having an ethnic conflict.
Mad dog read what I post. The Naickers are of Vaduga origin however the ones who ruled Kandy were from Madurai and were Tamil speakers. These people had largely forgotten their original Telugu language and were largely speaking Tamil and identified themselves as Tamils and not as Telugus. Just like Pa's uncle Vaiko understood lying Sinhalese dog.This is the reason the Kandyan convention was largely signed in Tamil. Tamils and Telugus are basically the same people only the langauge differs. Telugu is a Dravidian langauge.
The Naicks of central India Mahrashtra/Goa and the present day Telugu/Tamil and Kannda speaking Niackers all have the same origin.

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