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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

‘Wrong Majority’ and wrong notion about Thesawamalai

[b]‘Wrong Majority’ and wrong notion about Thesawamalai[/b]

In a letter written to 'Asian Tribune' about Thesawamalai, P.Chandran of Canada explains that the age old Tamil law is only applicable to determine marriage, ownership and inheritance of the Tamils. It does not prevent anyone from buying land in Northeast.

The full text of the letter written by Chandran is given below:

The Editor
Asian Tribune

Dear sir,

I was amused to read the letter of Asoka Weerasinghe on the above subject in your columns. Please publish my response to his letter, which is due to his ignorance. The readers ought to know the facts.

His statement that he as a Sinhalese cannot own one inch of land in Jaffna because of Thesavalamai Law is pure ignorance.

That age old Tamil law is only to determine marriage, ownership and inheritance of Tamils. It does not prevent anyone from buying land in Northeast. In fact there are Sinhalese settlers in Northeast, and Sinhalese MPs.

In Trincomalee the Sinhalese have monopolized the market and harassing Tamil traders with the support of the army. The Sinhales have planted a Budha statue in the middle of the Trincomalee town and it is barricaded by the army. The Sinhalese are putting up Budha statues all over Northeast.

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