The Nation in Mortal Danger Again This Time from Greedy Swine Called Treasure Hunters
Posted on June 8th, 2010

Kumar Moses

LTTE remnants vehemently protested when Department of Archaeology recommenced archaeological excavations in the North and the East. Sensing the revelation of the truth about their bogus racist homeland claims, they tried every trick in the book to stop it. And they failed. Although many comforted themselves to think that it was the end of it, found that terrorists employed a new method to achieve the same end result. Treasure hunters have been contracted by LTTE remnants to destroy all traces of ancient Sri Lankan monuments. Once these are destroyed, they plan to use suicide bomber memorials as only remaining “ƒ”¹…”ancient’ cultural artefacts in an attempt to convince them that the myth of Tamil Homelands is true.

It was reported on June 6th that ten vandals were arrested by the police on suspicion of treasure hunting in the Girihadu Seya Chaithya premise in the Trincomalee district in Thiriyaya. Girihadu Seya is the nation’s first pagoda, which was built enshrining a lock of Buddha’s hair while he was alive. Some estimates suggest that it was built even before Buddhism formally arrived in the island.

LTTE Terrorists destroyed most of it in their attempt to claim a Tamil Homeland in the area and now their paid contractors are trying to complete the job. To ensure decay and destruction, LTTE forcibly evicted all Sinhala dwellers in the area. However, even the LTTE didn’t fall into the low level of robbing the contents of the historical construction.

In another incident, three criminals were arrested who were treasure hunting in a rock in Pachchanur area near Muttur, Trincomalee.

In a third incident an intelligence team from the Eastern Naval Command arrested two terrorists carrying 51 gelignite sticks and 200 detonators in Nilaveli, Trincomalee. They too were on a similar mission. Use of gelignite in destroying historical sites is common around the world. Al Qaeda terrorists used a similar substance in 2001 to destroy historical Bahamian Buddhist statues. Their sinful adventure lasted only a couple of months when US troops gave them a thumping response from which the terrorists never recovered. Sri Lanka has a bigger responsibility to protect its own treasures.   

Number of terror attacks on isolated religious shrines with immense archaeological value grew rapidly hitting headlines. Unfortunately, these incidents are reported almost on a weekly basis now. It is difficult to apprehend the mentality of these voracious lowlifes who would not hesitate to destroy religious sites. They must be captured and punished. Punishment for damaging or causing mischief to archaeological sites must increase drastically. Preferably culprits should be given life terms in order to deter others. Sri Lanka must stand firm and tell them that their swine behaviour is totally unacceptable as it is barbaric and uncivilised to destroy historical sites, especially sites with religious values. LTTE remnants behind this racket should be apprehended and punished under the PTA.

Security must be provided to all historical sites at all times. In the long term, the government must have a plan to protect them. Resettling people of all communities in these areas is the most effective way to ensure the safety and wellbeing of historical sites. If Sri Lankans are serious about bringing back the glory of the great Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa eras, the first priority would be to cause a reawakening of economic, religious and cultural activity in the North and the East, the Sri Lankan way. The example set by the Father of the Nation in Gal Oya must be emulated throughout the North and the East. Presence of a highly disciplined and skilled army in the region is certainly a big plus factor which must be used to the maximum to regain lost ancient glory. 

LTTE remnants vehemently protested when Department of Archaeology recommenced archaeological excavations in the North and the East. Sensing the revelation of the truth about their bogus racist homeland claims, they tried every trick in the book to stop it. And they failed. Although many comforted themselves to think that it was the end of it, found that terrorists employed a new method to achieve the same end result. Treasure hunters have been contracted by LTTE remnants to destroy all traces of ancient Sri Lankan monuments. Once these are destroyed, they plan to use suicide bomber memorials as only remaining “ƒ”¹…”ancient’ cultural artefacts in an attempt to convince them that the myth of Tamil Homelands is true.

It was reported on June 6th that ten vandals were arrested by the police on suspicion of treasure hunting in the Girihadu Seya Chaithya premise in the Trincomalee district in Thiriyaya. Girihadu Seya is the nation’s first pagoda, which was built enshrining a lock of Buddha’s hair while he was alive. Some estimates suggest that it was built even before Buddhism formally arrived in the island.

LTTE Terrorists destroyed most of it in their attempt to claim a Tamil Homeland in the area and now their paid contractors are trying to complete the job. To ensure decay and destruction, LTTE forcibly evicted all Sinhala dwellers in the area. However, even the LTTE didn’t fall into the low level of robbing the contents of the historical construction.

In another incident, three criminals were arrested who were treasure hunting in a rock in Pachchanur area near Muttur, Trincomalee.

In a third incident an intelligence team from the Eastern Naval Command arrested two terrorists carrying 51 gelignite sticks and 200 detonators in Nilaveli, Trincomalee. They too were on a similar mission. Use of gelignite in destroying historical sites is common around the world. Al Qaeda terrorists used a similar substance in 2001 to destroy historical Bahamian Buddhist statues. Their sinful adventure lasted only a couple of months when US troops gave them a thumping response from which the terrorists never recovered. Sri Lanka has a bigger responsibility to protect its own treasures.   

Number of terror attacks on isolated religious shrines with immense archaeological value grew rapidly hitting headlines. Unfortunately, these incidents are reported almost on a weekly basis now. It is difficult to apprehend the mentality of these voracious lowlifes who would not hesitate to destroy religious sites. They must be captured and punished. Punishment for damaging or causing mischief to archaeological sites must increase drastically. Preferably culprits should be given life terms in order to deter others. Sri Lanka must stand firm and tell them that their swine behaviour is totally unacceptable as it is barbaric and uncivilised to destroy historical sites, especially sites with religious values. LTTE remnants behind this racket should be apprehended and punished under the PTA.

Security must be provided to all historical sites at all times. In the long term, the government must have a plan to protect them. Resettling people of all communities in these areas is the most effective way to ensure the safety and wellbeing of historical sites. If Sri Lankans are serious about bringing back the glory of the great Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa eras, the first priority would be to cause a reawakening of economic, religious and cultural activity in the North and the East, the Sri Lankan way. The example set by the Father of the Nation in Gal Oya must be emulated throughout the North and the East. Presence of a highly disciplined and skilled army in the region is certainly a big plus factor which must be used to the maximum to regain lost ancient glory.

7 Responses to “The Nation in Mortal Danger Again This Time from Greedy Swine Called Treasure Hunters”

  1. M.S.MUdali Says:

    LTTE never based their claims on archaeological findings. But Sinhala racists “find” many for their claims at the expense of the state.

    The author connect “gelignite” to viharas, archaeology and more! LTTE and their Catholic Gurus always against Hindus/Buddhists.

    I dont know how Girihadu chaithya was built with the hair of Buddha even before Buddhism spread to Sri Lanka! This kind of “cooked-up stories” are so funny. But author a “Moses” wants more RACISM to be justified!

  2. Chintha Says:

    Mudali,
    I don’t see anything in this article to call the auther a racist. LTTE never based their claims on archaeological findings,because the archeological findings did not support thier fraudulant cliams. Yes, we must protect all archeological sites ,it is a MUST.

  3. S de Silva Says:

    Yes, Tamils never claimed on archaeological findings -simply there weren’t any !! – S de Silva – London

  4. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Tamils have claims but not the LTTE!

    But History or Mahavamsa support claims of the Tamils and archaeological evidences are there. Now the Sinhala Racist archaeological “heroes” try to destroy those eveidences.

    Paranavitana destroyed the 2500 years old Tradition of Rajarata people. He was the first man on the earth found the name of a dead person from the CARBON test!

    Buddhism is not the property of Sinhalese. Tamils too were Buddhists. When a Buddhist remains find in Jaffna or anywhere dont shout it belong to Sinhalese!

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    Muttali,

    “When a Buddhist remains find in Jaffna or anywhere dont shout it belong to Sinhalese!”

    Not true. It belongs to BUDHHISTS of Sri Lanka, not to Sinhalese. Too bad almost all Buddhists are anti-Tamil Elam!!!!

    Looks like truth has hurt someone.

  6. M.S.MUdali Says:

    Truth always hurt the people who try to fool the History! I think those claim Buddhist do not know how Buddhism reached Sri Lanka or the Buddhist past of the Tamils!

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Muttali,

    Recognizing that it is futile arguing with a Nanthikandal loser, let me point out the facts.

    1. North-East Sri Lanka has MORE ANCIENT Buddhist shrines than Hindu shrines.
    2. There is enough evidence of Sinhala and Tamil existence and coexistence in the North-East.
    3. Buddhist shrines in the North-East and elsewhere belong primarily to Buddhists.
    4. Today 99% Buddhists of Sri Lanka are Sinhalese. Hence they have a right to protect, own, claim Buddhist shrines in the island nation.
    5. Winners write history, not LOSERS!!

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