Ven. Maduluwave Sobitha and his Christian-Marxist friends
Posted on April 9th, 2013

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.

Service of a monk

The monk Ven. Sobitha (S) did lot of great service to Sri Lanka, especially to the Sinhala Buddhist cause. He was never a racist; he was presenting the reasonable path. A true Buddhist monk cannot be discriminating against any other living being or destroy or harm even a tree or an insect without a valid reason. He was very active and at times emotional and was no fake monk. Once he asked from Kumar Ponnambalam Can you tell us what special problems Tamils in Sri Lanka are facing which are not faced by Sinhalese and Muslims?” Kumar after thinking for a while said, Tamils have aspirations.” Ven. S was like a fruit tree attracting bats. This was why the Marxist daughter of a white Christian English woman, Vishaka Kumari Jayawardena sent to her husband Lal J at WIDER in Norway (relatives of Milinda Moragoda) a picture of a fiery-looking face of S to be used for the front cover of Stanley Tambiah’s book, Buddhism Betrayed, which was banned in Sri Lanka. The anthropologist, Gananath Obeysekera, now in the Friday Forum in Colombo wanted the ban lifted. It was Ven. S’s reputation as a symbol of reason, that Kumar David (KD), a Christian-born, Tamil Marxist, tried to capitalize to dislodge MahindaR at the next presidential election. KD proposed to use S as a single issue candidate to abolish Executive Presidency as the next election issue. KD sent a trial balloon and H. L. Seneviratne living in Virginia, another anthropologist, who blamed Vens. Walpola Rahula and Yakkaduwe Pragnarama for Sri Lanka’s problems in his book The work of kings,” was thrilled by KD’s brilliant idea. People like KD who are looking for any loophole to promote Eelam agenda was trying to get S as a cat’s paw. These toothless Marxists are going crazy. See what Vasudeva and Bahu are doing. At least Tissa Vitharana and Dew Gunasekara have now become silent lambs.

Using Buddhist monks as pawns was going on in Sri Lanka at least since 1956. This was done by the black-white Colombo crowds who are predominantly Christian or Christian Tamil. For example, Buddharakkita and Somarama were used by them to kill SWRD. Ossie Corea (OC) and Inspector Newton Perera were suspected but escaped. OC had his head shaven at the time and somebody jumped out from the wall behind SWRD’s house. These same forces tried to give cobra venom to SWRD at a cabinet meeting and CP de Silva drank the fateful glass of milk. Even then SWRD did not want the police guard to search monks visiting his house. It was these forces which had the 1962 Coup. A classic example of using or fooling Buddhist monks was the appointment of Ravi Karunanayaka (RK) as the chief dayaka (not just a dayaka) of the Kotte Raja Maha Vihara. The only result was that the main branch of the Naga (Bo?) tree hanging on to the Catholic Church side was removed (cut) and the tree died! RK is the son of the daughter of CC Dissanayaka (CCD) who led the 1962 Coup. CCD could not attend the wedding of his daughter because he was arrested by his own brother S.A. Dissanayaka. SWRD did a wrong act by not appointing CCD as IGP simply because he was a Catholic. Instead, a Buddhist, Abeykoon, a puppet, was given the job who only knew how to play bridge at the elites’ Sinhalese sports club! I write these little tit bits of history for the benefit of readers who are young and those who have forgotten them. They have great historical value in understanding the dramas we see today. It is my intention to try to help Ven. Sobitha to understand the black-white game fooling Buddhist monks.

I do not know if Ven. Sobitha was also in the category of those Inter-faith monks like Vens. Dambara Amitha, Bellanwila Wimalaratena or Baddegama Samitha. Living with people of other religions in harmony is different from thinking God-based religions are the same as Buddhism. This Inter-faith bait was eaten by the Buddhism minister PM and ruined the 2600 Sambuddha Jayanthi. But it is clear that S has come under the control of Eurocentric black-white crowd in Sri Lanka. These people who were in the this war is not winnable” boat are trying to capitalize on the politically inappropriate acts of MahindaR to derail him and to plant the germs that will break Sri Lanka or destroy Buddhist society in Sri Lanka. The constitutional proposals S presented have these hidden aims along with one or two good ones. For example, the most crucial issues are ignored, such as the removal of 13-A. Instead, appointing two Vice Presidents by ethnicity which will reinforce separate thinking is introduced. The most needed requirement of empowering people at the village level is also ignored. This last item is a solution to all kinds of corruption and inequities we can find in present Sri Lankan society.


The two Tamil and Muslim Vice Presidents is in line with the new game called meaningful devolution” by way of unmajoritarian institutions.” This became so popular during GL-Neelan package deal days and CBK’s several versions of such deals. This method promoted by white Eurocentric writers like Donald Horowitz creates regional ethnic minority elites and slowly weakens the central governments in former colonies (it may take a decade or two or more), until a new Kosovo or South Sudan (or even a separate country of Scotland) is established splitting countries. Thus, the new policy of creating unmajoritarian institutions” is a sanitized” version of the old divide and rule policy, providing ladders to separatist monkeys to carve out separate countries at each other’s throat.  Already, South Sudan started an internal war. Rohan Gunaratne from Singapore University used to promote a quota system for different ethnic groups in the army, police, government jobs etc. These are sure methods of breaking up of Sri Lanka.

Lawyers are mostly crooks and the development of constitutional skeleton should never be entrusted to lawyers. It was lawyers who messed up all Sri Lankan constitutions since 1946. We know at least three names that Ven. S (S) has behind him or they use S as the front man. Jayampathy W is a Marxist who was with Tissa Vitharana’s infamous majority APRC report. J. C. Weliamuna is an NGO man and a Christian lawyer who does not reveal how much dollars he gets from his Transparency International agency. Elmo Perera is another Christian, writing as if he is some kind of a political science saint. Christian parents sometimes camouflage names of their children: Who would have thought that Ananda Tissa de Alwis or Jayantha Danapala are Christians?

Good from the bad

One basic problem with Ven. S proposal is that he forgot even war can produce some good results. Or bad things can bring good things. For example, JRJ got into trouble with India for his stupidity, arrogance and his false-blind faith in the U.S. government (Yankee Dickey). But in 1987 if he did not surrender to the Boy PM Rajiv Gandhi, India was going to occupy N-E and leave it after creating an Eelam with even parts of the Malayanadu annexed to it. So JRJ did the right thing at that time. Similarly his Executive Presidency monster served Sri Lanka in killing Prabakaran. EP is not a bad job post. It is the person who gets it who becomes bad and worse. MahindaR was able to make an Aladdin’s Lamp out of EP job to win the war. EP job can be controlled by other means. To throw it out like the baby with the bath water is not wise in the present geopolitics. Limiting it to just one six year term like in Mandela’s South Africa, removing blanket immunity are examples. Actually, even now EP is under the control of Parliament. No vote in Parliament for the budget means no money to run even the EP office! We saw what had happened to CBK under JVP control. She was under JVP probation! Therefore, the real problem is not EP, but the electoral system that allows criminals and crooks to become MPs. EP position can be made democratic and effective with gentleman MPs selected on electorate basis.

How EP monster helped Sri Lanka

Why did JRJ create this EP monster? Since 1948 party politics (not the 1947 constitution) and Colombo political families ruined the country. JRJ even tried to join with Mrs. B to create a national government when he was fighting with Dudley. LSSP and CP combine really ruined Mrs. B. The best example of parliament not allowing a PM to operate came when Lake House bribed Managala Samaraweera’s father and 16 others to defeat Mrs. B’s coalition government. Philip Gunawardena also took revenge from Mrs. B by voting against her. Mrs. B lost by one vote. JRJ was talking about a need for an EP kind of system to create a strong executive not controlled like a puppet by MPs. Now we know JRJ abused the power people gave him. Look at the number of constitutional Amendments he made and purpose behind each of them. But MahindaR could not have won the war if there was no EP job. Ven. S cannot say now that the war is over, because the war is not over. And there is the other war, the war against poverty, inequality and the rapid decline in morals and ethics.

Sarvodaya Ariyaratna’s book

To think that 17-A can rescue Sri Lanka from the mess that JRJ created for the benefit of the Colombo crowd is like expecting to empty the Parakrama Samudraya using a tea spoon! If the eminent persons, concerned citizens, NGO mudalalis, HR agents, retired CCS officers and retired professors who are back home to roost etc. were really concerned about the rule of law and the separation of powers they should have read the book written by Sarvodaya’s Ariyaratne in 1988, “The Power Pyramid and the Dharmic Cycle.” In chapter 7, pages 116-122, he explained in detail what was/is wrong with the bahubootha system and he identified the problems and a set of solutions to them. Rather than trying to apply lipstick to a pig, the solution is to throw the JRJ system (baby) with the bath water (17-A), and prepare a home-grown constitution with input from village people. Ven. S should request ideas from people first before presenting his and the Christian Plan.

17-A was a joke

What about Ven. S wanting to bring back the 17th Amendment. This amendment was a joke. Controlling EP job is one thing. We all want it. But it must be done the right way. All the independent bodies that 17-A wanted to create to encircle EP had the basic corruption germ. Members to these bodies were to be appointed by political parties. I quote below from what I wrote on March 19, 2009 (Lankaweb) about the classic case of UNP nominating Jayadeva Uyangoda (JU) (anti Sinhala Buddhist, former terrorist-Marxist) to the constitutional council.

Ironically, JU’s case together with the nomination of the retired Tamil judge who said      Tamil rights were robbed,” damaged the very spirit and purpose of the CC idea. Those           who nominated these two persons violated the basic natural justice rule that not only    justice be done, but it should so appear. These two with such bias against the views of the   President of the country, who is responsible to the people of Sri Lanka, have no legal or         moral right to accept membership even if some people with vested interests and hidden     agendas nominated them expecting them to be cat’s paws to try to imprison Mahinda    Rajapakse.”

Teach Tamil and Sinhala

Teaching Sinhala and Tamil to Tamil and Sinhala children will erase all these TNA and American demands and Tamil Nadu demands. The big fuss that Vasudeva Nanayakkara is making about the need to sing the national anthem in two-languages is a joke.

What Sri Lanka needs

I wish to draw Ven. S’ attention to the following urgent needs in Sri Lanka today.

  1. Remove 13-A. This is what LLRC meant when it said there are no homelands in Sri Lanka.
  2. But removal 13-A must be linked with empowering people at the village level. This is also what LLRC recommended.
  3. This empowerment of people at the lowest level can be done using GSN units. But RPremadasa increased GSN units from 4,000 to 14,000 to give jobs to UNP catchers. These GSN units must be re-demarcated using language-blind, ecological/geographical boundaries. Once such new units are identified non-political party basis, locally elected 10 member committee takes care of local policy decisions relating to basic human needs. Officers are there to help the GSN committee and not control them. The Divineguma law was a wrong method in this regard. Divineguma law should be modified to allow this kind of non-political party local rule.


In Sri Lanka there is a triangle of three evil forces: politician-officer-NGO. These operate from village level to the national level. It is by killing this evil triangle that Sri Lanka can come out of the present mess.


  1. Because village level empowerment is based on ecology-based, language-blind smaller administrative units, these can provide the basis for Electorates, Districts and Regions. Thus Sri Lanka will have seven River Basin Regions.
  2. With local level empowerment, there is no harm in having an EP job with necessary other controls.
  3. Colonialism was maintained and continued using humiliation as a strategy. This was more dangerous and more effective than the use of guns, Bibles or bottles (Arrack). Local people, who became black-whites suffered from inferiority complex and became blind followers of the white man. They in turn passed it on to local non-English speaking natives. Anagarika Dharmapala understood this and he had a simple mental therapy method. He asked people to make an effigy of a white man, keep it in front of his house and kick it twice daily calling it para suddha! Those days the unofficial national anthem of village Ceylon was Danno Budunge” written by John de Silva who was born to Christian parents.

In April 2009, Gotabhaya Rajapakse gave this humiliation strategy back to white Europens via David Miliband and Bernard Kushner. Now Bodu Bala Sena is forcing Sri Lankans to come out of this white-European game of humiliation (otherwise how can they teach human rights to Buddhists?). Take a simple example. Mahinda Ralapanawa and Wickrama Weerasooriys wrote two books about Buddhist monk and temple control laws enacted by the colonial master. Perhaps, they did not know what Prins Gunasekera wrote about Vihara and Devalagam laws in 1958, which pointed out how British judges ruined Buddhist traditional systems. These Eurocentric experts do not know they are under the spell of humiliation ghost. So are the people who are fooling Buddhist monks like Ven. Sobitha.

The sooner BBS makes Anagarika Dharmapala method a household practice again (modified) the better for Sri Lanka.

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14 Responses to “Ven. Maduluwave Sobitha and his Christian-Marxist friends”

  1. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    this material is not only good for young sinha+hela people but good for old folks like us, refreshing our past. gamsabha kramaya was the most effective system in heladeepa, even acknowledeged by few anglo saxon ungulates (read m.robert’s papers). the ungulate introduced the top down structure of administration ‘agent’ system, which was based on their pig fatherly culture and ‘individualism’, which was contrary to our ‘sharmadaana’ culture, which was bottom-up administration. even japanese now adopt this method in their private companies.
    bbs should be supported in every possible way to bring back our value system, based mostly on hela and buddhist wisdom. this was true in the north and eastern areas in our country.
    of course there exists in this forum too, elements who cherish and worship ungulates and their values, who cherish christian and catholic values and form of western administration. we need to look at a totally a new administrative system, modernising the old gamsabha karamaya and bring down the administration at gama unit level. ‘power’ infiltrates with party affiliations, which is what the politicos desire, including mahinda rajapakse, and vote is the bait to catch the fool, which is the thing which governs the conscience of politicos, not principles any more. pathetic situation indeed. there is no better saying in modern times than this ‘power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely’ .

  2. Senevirath Says:

    Once upon a time ven Sobhitha was the president of NALIN DE SILVA”S “CHINTHANA PARSHADAYA’. But later he changed. some says that he was black mailed by U.N.P polititicians…….

    RIDEE SEENUWA BECAME A BOL SEENUWA . ven Sobhitha and ven bellanvila wimalaratatana were very popular

    before ven Soma. .After ven SOMA their popularity faded away.
    Now they have become puppets of traitors

    ravi chief dayaka in kotte R M vihara and RANIL in kelaniya temple WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO BUDDHIST BHIKKUS?

  3. Voice123 Says:

    “Anagarika Dharmapala understood this and he had a simple mental therapy method. He asked people to make an effigy of a white man, keep it in front of his house and kick it twice daily calling it para suddha!”

    I kick many effigies called Gordon, Feinn, Callum and Miliband which is great mental therapy! My wife has effigies called Adele, Shiobhan and Rhiannon.

    Can anyone think of other suitable names for effigies?

  4. Leela Says:

    Ven Sobitha is a learned man who can communicate whatever he wants very effectively. His draw back in my opinion is; he is too big headed and believes he is always right. He has been a kind of a rebel throughout his life. The fact that he had never stood with the government in power if not opposed it earned him a respectability from the opposition and thereby backing of a section of the population all the time. But he never led a rebellion or had a large following like Ven Soma had. I have spoken to him at length when he was hiding from JRJ goons in my village temple in the 80s.

    I think it is not the case of Ven Sobitha has been influenced by a group of Christians, rather interest and aims of the two parties merged at their desperate hour. I wonder whether Prof David took Ven Sobitha round the Mulberry bush or Sobitha had put the words in to David’s mouth. Whatever it is, they are trying to make a non project a key project because people are not against Executive Presidency right now. It’s a project for those who cannot win it. Besides, people know MR could never have defeated LTTE without the powers of EP. They also know it is the powers of EP that keep TNA at bay and moreover uphold and maintain peace and stability in Sri Lanka. That’s what people want right now; not stupid ‘Arab Springs’ like Amila and co want.

    As for me, I think by and large, Executive Presidency is good for the nation with some checks and balances. What we need to do immediately is; change this manape system and abolish 13A and devolve power to village level.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    “Had the then Indian government acted with responsibility, Sri Lanka wouldn’t have experienced a 30-year war, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday, according to the Government Information Department.

    People of all communities would have been still suffering horrors of war, if not for the eradication of terrorism in May 2009, following a three-year combined security forces campaign, the Defence Secretary said, noting that India could never absolve itself of the responsibility for creating terrorism here, though some of those directly involved in subverting Sri Lanka were blaming the Rajapaksa administration for the plight of Tamil speaking people here.



    Now we need ACTION. SCRAP 13 amendment now.

    Please take care Gota. Bloody terrorist murderers in Endia will now try to kill you for telling the truth.
    May G~d bless you and protect you Gota.

    Please TRAIN many more like you before you die, Gota.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Quote from the article :
    “Once he asked from Kumar Ponnambalam “Can you tell us what special problems Tamils in Sri Lanka are facing which are not faced by Sinhalese and Muslims?” Kumar after thinking for a while said, “Tamils have aspirations”.

    We think Tamil Leaders have given the Tamil people of Sri Lanka Aspirations that are INIMICAL TO THE REST OF THE PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA.

    Also, don’t the Sinhala People have Aspirations too ? Just ask the Sinhala people for the list !

  7. Christie Says:

    Our problems are not caused by Suddas or local Christians or Muslims. The cause of our problems are India and Indian colonial parasites. They still run our economy and fund most of our poloticians.

  8. Mahinda Wickramarathne Says:

    Banagala Wipassi is another thero who dine with the Catholic archbishop at Christmas. What a disgrace

  9. SA Kumar Says:

    aspirations- A hope or ambition of achieving something: “he had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations”.
    Fran Diaz take Kumar Ponnambalam to Nanthikadal he can see Tamil aspirations !

    This kolaveri TNA need more of Tamil to get killed by Godas/Karunas whaite van thanks to achieve their own selfish Colombo cinanan garden bangalo aspiration nothing else !

  10. Fran Diaz Says:


    Tamil people of Lanka have been misused by their Tamil leaders …

    I am sorry.

  11. Senevirath Says:

    Ven. Sobhith a attended a dane given by Premadasa in his premises but he hid his face from photographers’ and has said””ANE MAMA METHANA INNA PINTURA NAM PATTARE DAANNA EPA””

    ONE VEN KUSALA DHAMMA ( NOT WELAMITIYAWE K) told me this incident laughing and he said ANE MEHEMATH AYA.PRASIDHIYE vivechana…….”””””

    Did he changed for money?

  12. Ratanapala Says:

    One salient feature of this monk is that he cannot be trusted on to defend Sri Lanka or Buddhists in Sri Lanka. He is currently in the hands of Christian – Catholic Jayalath Jayawardene, most probably blackmailed to side with the UNP. Jayalath Jayawardene has many such Buddhists priests under his spell under similar circumstances. This connection must be probed as it is detrimental to the Sinhala Buddhist establishment.

    Given prominence and a brief to carry Madulawe will do anything. He is very good at talking!

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    In 1999 he was given a free trip to Japan funded by Ravi Kallathoninayaka. During this trip he was tempted with various sinful things. Unfortunately he fell for some. He was photographed. Now he has been blackmailed. He can’t escape this UNP grip. IF Ravi K jumps to SLFP side, then he too will jump.

  14. Mahinda Wickramarathne Says:

    during height of the war maduluwawe thero was nowhere to be seen. Lots of monks engage in promiscuity the monk in shining gold robe is notorious

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