CRICKET- SINHALESE FOR SRI LANKA AND TAMILS FOR AUSSIES!
Posted on November 6th, 2010
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Sri LankaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s victory against world champion Australians with a series win on 5th November in Sydney was a well-timed stimulus package for the Team in preparation for the 2011 World Cup.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
MAN OF MATCH UPUL THARANGA:
It was a fine slow and steady knock by Upul Tharanga, to ensure gathering runs on a wicket difficult to score at the beginning.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He had to perform in this match to prove his metal and did perform under pressureÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â with dedication, anchored the innings ensuring loss of minimum number of wickets, which resulted in D/L formulae for the disadvantage ofÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Aussies to score 244 to win.
During the day of Tsunami, Upul was in Colombo and his sister phoned him and said ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“donÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t come home, the Sea has come on LandÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â UpulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢sÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â house was washed away with several other nearby homes.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â All his belongings including the cricket gear were lost.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Kumar SangakkaraÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢sÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â financial contribution to save UpulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s cricketing and personal career at that time was admirable.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Constructive criticisms are intended to encourage potential leaders and not to destroy them, Upul isÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â certainly seen as a cog in a wheel. He is definitely in line for the leadership of the national team at the appropriate time, in so far as he maintains consistent performance.
LASITH MALINGA ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ THE POWER HOUSE and THE BOILER ROOM:
Lasith MalingaÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â is an inspiration forÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â the entire team.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â His presence is the greatest Present for the Sri Lankan Team. He would not have dreamed in his wildest dreams to speak in English with Tony Greig in an TV interview.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â His spoken English is just as same as his batting and bowling, very robust, absorbing,ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â direct, unorthodox, but results are positive. The West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding during his early stages as a fast bowler was exactly the same when faced at the TV interviews.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Lasith makes the entire team lively.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Lasith is likeÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â an International Food Court in a Shopping Mall. His Menus are Diverse.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â His deliveries are Superb!
SINHALESE IN AUSTRALIAÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â FOR SRI LANKA ANDÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â TAMILS IN AUSTRALIA FOR AUSSIES:
At these matches, in the open arena of the Stadium there were large crowds waving flags in two nearby separate Bays, right in front of the TV cameras.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The crowds at these matches were largely dominated by Sri Lankans in Australia, but there were TWO Sri LankaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s in Australia.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â i.e. Sinhala Australia and Tamil Australia.
The Sinhala Australians in Bay 1, were waving banners and flags supporting the Sri Lankan team, ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Go Sri Lanka GoÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â etc.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Each time a Sri Lankan batsman scores runs or a bowler takes an Aussie wicket, these nationalist, patriotic Sri Lankans stand up and cheers Sri Lanka with immense happiness.
By Contrast, the Tamil AustralianÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s in Bay 2, were waving green and gold Aussie Flags, displaying banners with slogans such as ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Go Aussie GoÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â, ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tamils for AussiesÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â etc..ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Each time an Aussie batsman scores runs or ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â a bowler takes a Sri Lankan wicket,ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â these disgusting Tamil Traitors stand up and cheers Australia with immense happiness.
AJANTHA MENDIS- FALSE PROPAGANDA LEAFLET AT THE MCG:
During the first ODI, it has now been reported, that certain elements belonging to the LTTE sympathisersÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â in MelbourneÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â have distributed a leaflet outside the entrance gates against the spinner Ajantha Mendis. The leaflets were distributed by the Tamils and White Aussies jointly, to everyone arriving at the gates.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â According to this leaflet, it is alleged that Ajantha Mendis during his career in the Sri Lankan Army has killed several Tamils during the period of War against Terrorism and thereforeÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â he is a War Criminal and should not have been allowed entry into Australia. We hope that the Sri Lankan HighÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Commissioner in Australia will act immediately to investigate the matter and identify the culprits who are making these false accusations.
WILL TAMILS EVER SUPPORT SRI LANKA?:
It is not just case of Tamils in Australia or anywhere else in the world, not supporting Sri Lanka during cricket matches.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Tamil will always support, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, West Indies, Zimbabwe, South Africa etc. against Sri Lanka.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Not only in sports, but in any forum , vast majority of Tamils are permanent enemies of Sri Lanka.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Their objectives are two fold, to destroy the Sinhala Nation and with that to destroy the Buddhism from Sri Lanka.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
The Tamil DiasporaÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â has become an International Laundry! Most Tamils can never enjoy a success story regarding Sri Lanka.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That is a reality!