The reason I react at all is because the things that you are saying have been and are used by people who claim to be Buddhists to support murder, rape, and genocide. What's on the Internet gets picked up and takes in the unwary as well. I confess do have an emotional attachment to both the people of SE Asia and Buddhism. So this sort of thing really tears my heart out.rajitha7 wrote:Please address things I raised. There is no one else here.
I will re-iterate, the Tamil policy formulated in 1949 is here. I have attached the speech in verbatim.
[the northern parts of the Island must for long have been predominantly Tamil and it must have been difficult for the Singhalese kingdoms in the south to hold sway over the northern areas with its preponderance of Tamil population. Ultimately a natural solution was reached and about the 9th or 10th century the Tamil areas of the north divided themselves and became a separate kingdom, whilst the south of Ceylon remained Singhalese though breaking up at times into two or three kingdoms.
To briefly respond to your clearer points:
Rohingya are not recent immigrants to Myanmar from Bangladesh.
As your most recent historical quote demonstrates Tamils were not brought over by the British as "slaves" per your previous statement (it seems you have confused the tea plantation Tamil workers whose ancestors were immigrants under colonial rule and took no part in the recent Civil War, and the larger Tamil population whose roots are far deeper than colonial rule).
Both Rohingya and Tamils have as deep a claim to be "indigenous" as any other peoples in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
A speech by one minority politician does not speak for every member of that group. There is no "Tamil policy." There is no "declaration of war" if "peaceful means" are called for.
Having actually looked at your linked source, I can flatly say that it is bizarre distortion of regional history.
I have previously commented on your other points. None of what I said before or now is controversial or challenged by objective observers. This is well established and well known history so again I ask you to refer to the respected histories of the region.
Having hopefully warned any innocent readers I will now leave the discussion. Fare well.