Instil the killer instinct in all Sri Lankans!
Posted on July 14th, 2013

Asada M Erpini

Sri Lankans, on the whole, are ready to accept subservience and docility. This nature probably is related to the fact that most Sri Lankans are Buddhists, a religion that advocates compassion and non-violence, as opposed to some other religions that promote even the killing of those who do not profess their own faith as acceptable, guaranteeing eternal bliss.

 Two fields which show that the Sri Lankans cannot deliver the knockout blow when it really matters or are ready to accommodate the whims and fancies of bullies are cricket and international relations.

 The Cricket Triangular among the West Indies, India and Sri Lanka that was concluded on 11 July is a stark example of how Sri Lanka fails when it counts. In the Finals between India and Sri Lanka, although Sri Lanka managed to get only 201, they possessed the determination to have India reeling with a score of 182 with nine down. Virat Kohli, India’s present day trump card, had been despatched back to the dressing room with a score of two, prior to that. But what does Sri Lanka do? It allows Dhoni, who had been listed as injured before the match, to take the trophy that was all there for Sri Lanka’s taking. In a previous match that was played in Jamaica on 02 July, the same Sri Lanka beat India with a margin of 162 runs. All these statistics might help the individual players to boost their records, but the fact remains that India beat Sri Lanka in the Finals.

 The writer is an ardent Sri Lanka supporter and a Sri Lanka cricket fan. But anticipating how things would turn out at the Finals, he did not want to watch the match on TV. When he checked the cricket news the next day, his  suspicions had come to pass: espncricinfo had a report headlined “Iceman Dhoni breaks Sri Lanka hearts”.

Then, Sri Lanka had taken part in the ICC Championship that was held in the UK in June. In the 8th Match Group A, Sri Lanka beat England by 7 wickets with 17 balls remaining, and in the 12th the same Sri Lanka despatched Australia out of the competition by beating them by 20 runs. But at the 2nd Semi Final held on June 20 India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets with 90 balls remaining. All that the Sri Lankans were left to do was to pack their bags and get to West Indies hoping for better luck in the Caribbean.

Various pundits in India keep on telling Sri Lanka how the island nation should manage its affairs. Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi and Vaiko of Tamil Nadu shed bucketfuls of crocodile tears on behalf of the Tamils of Sri Lanka and complain that the Sri Lanka Navy keep on arresting the Tamil Nadu fishermen. Incidentally, the fact that the Indian fishermen who get arrested are those who had entered the territorial waters of Sri Lanka and were robbing the livelihood of Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen does not seem to be an issue at all. It is always the Sri Lanka Navy that is at fault!

India financed, armed and trained a group of street thugs from the Northern regions of Sri Lanka to take on the armed forces of the legally constituted government of the island nation. When the LTTE killers with their leader were about to be caught by the armed forces of Sri Lanka in the Vadamarachchi Operation of 1987, India intervened, rescuing the LTTE leaders and forcing a so-called Indo-Lanka Accord down the throat of the then Sri Lanka President. In spite of all that, what Sri Lanka does is to treat the Minister of External Affairs and the National Security Advisor of India as if they were viceroys who are being sent by a mighty empire to ensure that the puny island does India’s bidding and abides by its dictats. It is a relief that Sri Lanka at least has the current Secretary of Defence, who has been able to tell the Indians how the country wishes to handle its own issues.

It is essential that the young, the adult and the old be trained to go for the kill, come hell for leather, and win. The Sri Lankan armed forces and the political leadership that directed the war against the terrorist LTTE is an example that all Sri Lankans should emulate. Children in schools should be driven to believe in themselves and to be proud that they are Sri Lankan. “We can win” is the mantra that should be drummed into their heads day in day out. Win, they will, then!

 

 

 

9 Responses to “Instil the killer instinct in all Sri Lankans!”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has told Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shanker Menon that devolution of police powers under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution would be inimical to Sri Lanka’s national security interests and therefore the issue was not negotiable.”

    – theisland.lk

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    I agree.

    We need this KILLER INSTICT of CAN WIN attitude which is lacking.

    There are some TRAITORS who drum up pessimism. CURSE them!

  3. aloy Says:

    “It is a relief that Sri Lanka at least has the current Secretary of Defence, who has been able to tell the Indians how the country wishes to handle its own issues.

    It is essential that the young, the adult and the old be trained to go for the kill, come hell for leather, and win.”
    This is what we should inculcate in our peoples minds and train at least 2million people for the ‘kill’. That will be the deterrence at least for now.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    BEFORE our friend Ben Silva comments let me point out that the KILLER INSTICT and Buddhism CAN COEXIST.

    The good side is NO EXCESSIVE FORCE will be used by a good Buddhist who practices the killer instinct unlike TRIGGER HAPPY cowboys.

    e.g. Kung-Fu by Buddhist monks.

    Kung Fu is not just about chasing away your enemies after a HAMMERING. It is about KILLING THEM IF needed.

    e.g. GREAT Buddhist king Dutugemunui

    Oh what a feeling!!

    e.g. GR is a very strong Buddhist who follow the Buddhist teachings whenever he can. Of course he is not perfect (If he were perfect he would be in heaven and we don’t want that yet).

    That didn’t stop him from saving the nation from barbarians.

    GR’s biggest problem is he is not training someone to take over from him.

  5. Ratanapala Says:

    Well said Lorenzo. Certainly we do not want to see the likes of Ben Silva back with his mind virus. Buddhists can go for the kill. It is the chetana or intention that is Karma. If our intention is good nothing can prevent us from achieving what we want. What we need to learn is how to go for the kill with good intentions. This is easily done. Ends justify the means!

  6. mjaya Says:

    Asada,

    Sports are sports, you win one day you loose the next.

    The Sinhalese people have ALWAYS had the killer instinct. We have a saying take Nawagunawela when you have to take the Nawagunawela, take the sword when you have to take the sword. It is only the Colombian and “middle class” aspiring Colombians who lack this killer instinct. Who where the first to raise the national flag and support our soldiers after Mavil Aru? Average shop owners, three wheel drivers, lorry drivers, sweepstake vendors, etc.

    Foreign invaders will always be fooled into thinking that the Sinhalese people will submit because Buddhism preaches non-violence. Throughout history starting from King Dutugemunu, that was never the case!

    Non-violence is by all means a good thing in day to day life. If you beat to death the person who accidentally bumps into you on the street, we’ll have to leave our houses with machine guns. If non-violent methods fail, especially against an enemy with no compassion (like the LTTE) then you have to use force. We did and we won! Even the Buddha mentioned that a king must always have an army and not hesitate to use it to protect his people if all other means fail.

    An overwhelming majority of our armed forces are Sinhalese-Buddhist (people from other races and faiths contributed as well and their contribution shall always be remembered) and Buddhist monks never hesitated to go to the front lines and bless our soldiers to defeat the enemy.

  7. mjaya Says:

    Don’t worry folks our good old friend Benny has probably got the dole this month.

    He may also have joined the EDL (unlikely) or got a bit frightened and fled London after the Woolich murder.

  8. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Of all the nations in the sub continent Sri Lanka’s strategic location has produced many wonders. First Sri Lanka is only a few miles off from the one of the world’s busiest sea lanes and gains to greatly benefit from it. Secondly Sri Lanka has the world’s second largest natural harbor which easily surpasses India’s naval base of Visakhapatnam harbor and is far more strategically located. Thirdly Sri Lanka has the highest standard of living of any Sub continent nation. Fourthly Sri Lanka now is a Strategic partner with China who is a security Council member. Fifthly Sri Lanka is currently blessed with a strong leader who will not take orders from India. Fifthly Sri Lanka’s economic rise is seen by her hosting the common wealth of nations plus China, USA, Japan, etc. which would by itself place Sri Lanka on the world’s economic map. The stronger Colombo becomes the weaker will be the unrelenting protests from Tamil Nadu.

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    Why is this OUTRIGHT MURDER not SHOW CASED as a WAR CRIME by the GOSL?

    Forget RECONCILIATION with Murderers; Start PROSECUTING THESE MURDERERS & DISH OUT RETRIBUTION!

    Why is Sri Lanka playing DEFENCE with those who cry “war crimes” at the UN?

    USE THESE CASES … and the wholesale SLAUGHTER of 1000 policemen and army soldiers after the fall of Mullaitivu … to INDELIBLY TAR & FEATHER these MONSTERS in the eyes of the world!

    ……………………….
    Two Tamil Tiger cadres charged for killing 26 Sri Lankan military personnel

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka judiciary will indict two cadres of the intelligence unit of the Tamil Tiger terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) today at Vavuniya High Court for the killing of 26 personnel of state military, burning and burying their bodies.

    The two LTTE cadres identified as Madaarayan Sulakshan and Ganeshan Darshan are accused of executing the 26 military personnel who were captured and detained at the LTTE torture camp in the LTTE’s Victor 1 camp in Puthukudiyiruppu.

    As the Sri Lankan military advanced into the Tiger territory in 2009 the two cadres, who were fighting at the front lines and injured, have been assigned to torture and interrogate the military personnel.

    Although the torture camp was protected by mines and claymores, as the Sri Lankan troops approached the senior cadre in charge of the camp named Ratnam Master has ordered the two suspects to kill all the captured soldiers, douse their bodies with diesel and burn.

    Following the orders the suspects on January 15, 2009 have built a 5 feet high and 10 feet long pyre and lined up the blindfolded soldiers against the pyre and shot them. Darshan has shot 3 of the soldiers and Sulakshan has shot the other 23.

    The Terrorism Investigation Division has arrested Arumugam Jogadeesan, another LTTE cadre connected to the incident while in a refugee camp after the war ended and he has provided this information to the authorities during interrogation.

    The 26 military personnel included 18 Sri Lanka Navy and eight Army personnel.

    The two suspects will be charged when they are produced today before the Vavuniya High Court Magistrate Ms. C. N. Bandumathi.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

 

 


Copyright © 2018 LankaWeb.com. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Wordpress