Wigneswaran pushes forward West’s Re- Colonizing game plan in calling for re-write of Sri Lanka’s History
Posted on January 18th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge

It has become a key political and imperial strategy of the West intent on de”stabilizing and breaking up Sri Lanka to attribute all ills of this country to the majority Sinhala Buddhists and vilify the ‘Mahavamsa’ the ancient Historical Chronicle (originally written in the 5th Century by Mahanama Mahathera) as the literary source of all ethnic and religious disharmony in the country, while forgetting that most of this country’s current ethnic and religious disputes have originated in events that took place commencing in 1505 with the entry of the Portuguese followed by their successors i.e. Dutch and British, and local surrogates pushing hard to make Sri Lanka a vassal state subservient to the dictates of European colonial interests. Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s demand that Mahavamsa be set aside and a new history of the country be re- written with foreign input is a silly puerile effort. At best it is an ill ” informed move with hardly any chance of success in this modern Broadband cum Internet led era.

History stands witness. There is not a single shred of evidence to prove that wars were declared and people slaughtered, people forcefully converted, nations invaded and occupied because of Buddhism, Jainism or Hinduism. That however, cannot be said of Christianity/Catholicism or Islam. Much of the histories records of heinous crimes like the Inquisition, Crusades, Religious Holy Wars were tabulated not by Buddhists or Buddhist scholars but by Christian / Islamic scholars/writers themselves. The commentaries, spins and debates of these crimes and genocide are all available in major libraries and on the Internet. Therefore, a childish suggestion by a learned Chief Minister Wigneswaran to re-write history would mean that he may have to shut the Internet.  Even if a bon fire is made of the Mahavamsa, the bloodstained record of the crimes of the European imperialistic nations and their chief accomplice the Christian Churches cannot be simply erased from history.

 Dark Past

People who should be afraid of history and who should fear history are those who have something to hide or whitewash. That is so because they do not wish to stand accountable for their crimes. The European Christians have much to hide. They have a dark shameful history that stands against them. A history that reveals conquests, plunder, dispossession of land of native people as part of public policy, systemic methods of developing local stooges and surrogates, weakening people, teaching distorted history to their children” all this took place over a period of 500 years.

If that was not enough damage, they devised Human Rights laws and concepts like ‘Rule of Law’  to cover their tracks and to punish only those that they deemed to be guilty absolving themselves of all crimes committed by them both in the present and in the past.

However, Christian crimes of the past in Ceylon have been in recorded in great detail not only by us ” but also by their very own. For example, Portuguese Historians like Fernao de Queyroz, Friar Paulo da Trinidade, Joao Ribeiro, and Diogo de Couto, and Dutch Historians like Father Philippus Baldaeus have even given detailed information of the invasions and crimes committed by the Europeans in colonial Ceylon. Baldeus in particular went to Jaffna with an invading Dutch force and was the first European to document the life, language and culture of the people living in the north of the country.

Red Herring

Today, the allegations directed against the Mahavamsa and the denigrating propaganda is a mere red herring, a scapegoat of sorts simply to hide the real perpetrators of wrongs. If a handful of people are unhappy with the text of the Mahavamsa then in the same way the Buddhists have every right to question the religious texts of the Abrahamic religions which hurl abuse against non ” believers, as well. But when that happens the immediate response is to cry foul and claim that the Buddhists are attempting to threaten peaceful co – existence and disrupt harmony. Is there an unwritten rule that only the followers of the Abrahamic religions have a God given right to throw barbs and openly humiliate the other religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, calling into question their practices but not the other way around? We all know that Buddhism Bashing is a favourite pastime of the local sepoy press and their fellow travelers. A right of reply is usually denied to Buddhists by the mainstream English language press in Sri Lanka.

Today the white man is using the Hindu and Buddhist surrogates as their spokesmen and we see that very clearly in the manner the Chief Minister appears to be acting as a proxy of the West.

Sinhalese saved Tamils

Chief Minister Wigneswaran should read history and appreciate how King Senerath in the early 17th Century sent his General Attapattu with a Sinhala Army to protect the lives of the Tamil Hindus from the Portuguese in Jaffna and this Sinhala Buddhist General gallantly laid down his life fighting the Portuguese no different to how 5000 Sri Lankan soldiers sacrificed their lives to save 300,000 Tamil civilians from the LTTE for which not a single word of gratitude has come apart from a handful of Tamils.

The European sea farers that came to explore the ‘new world’ they found throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America were all ‘Soldiers of Christ’. These ‘soldiers’ under the directions of their Kings and the Church destroyed both Buddhist and Hindu temples wherever they found them without exception and killed all those who resisted including Buddhist monks. To this day the people of Sri Lanka lament the manner in which the Portuguese destroyed the historic Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara in 1578.

Christianity was introduced to Sri Lanka by the Portuguese and imposed by force using violence and built Churches over destroyed sites. If Buddhist temples along the maritime coast are not older than 150 years it is because the Portuguese destroyed them with the blessings of the Roman Catholic King of Portugal, his Viceroy in Goa, the Pope in the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.

List of destroyed Buddhist and Hindu Temples by the Portuguese

Details of these temples being destroyed and Churches built on top of them were written not only by Buddhists but by the Portuguese themselves. De Quieroz’s works give lists of temples upon which Churches were built in Sri Lanka and there is no better reconciliation than returning these former Buddhist owned lands that were taken by force then destroying ancient old temples and building Churches on top of them. These were all deliberate acts as State/Religious policy. Not even an apology has come thus far. Fellippe de Oliveria, the Portuguese conqueror of Jaffna was reputed for having destroyed 500 Temples commencing in 1619.  

What Wigneswaran should be doing is to reclaim the historical heritage that was forcefully taken over by foreign invaders and on top of which Churches now stand.

To this list includes the following:

  • Madhu Church in Mannar where once stood the Ninth century Pattini Devales for Kannagi, famous heroine of Madurai in Tamil Nadu.
  • Kochikade Church in Colombo which was also usurped.
  • The 1000 pillared temples in Devundara in South and Trincomalee in East, Saman Devale temple in Ratnapura, Kelaniya Temple were all ransacked and burnt

It was not only temples/kovils that were ransacked and burnt ” Buddhist schools and mini universities (Sunethra Devi Pirivena in Kotte, Vidagama Pirivena in Raigama, Tottagamuwe Pirivena in Hikkaduwa) were also targets and even Buddhist scholar monks were killed. History stands witness to these crimes as tabulated by their own foreign historians.

To be added to this list are Nallur Kandasamy Kovil, Kailasanathar Temple, Munneswaran Temple, Chilapam, Vishnu Temple, Tirukethieswaram Temple, Mathoddam, Tiru Konesar Temple and Thirukonamalai temple. Compulsory proselytizing meant 6000 Tamil Hindus were converted by the Jesuits. The Saraswathy Mahal ” the oldest museum and library was also burnt down by the foreigners. Would Wigneswaran wish to erase these hard facts from history simply because he now wishes to function as a proxy and modern version of the permanently enslaved Indian sepoy serving western imperial interests in a contemporary setting replicating the past?

The Rajavaliya, a Sri Lanka historical chronicle describes the arrival of the Portuguese and the welcome accorded to the visitors according to traditional Buddhist customs but the Portuguese came with a 3 pronged purpose ” Commerce, Conquest and Conversion.

It is very unfortunate that the minorities whom the Sinhalese Buddhists saved from being wiped out by these foreign invaders are today working with foreign governments/organizations against the descendants of these Sinhalese Buddhists.

Magnanimous gesture of King Senerath

 It was the Sinhalese King Senerath who saved the Muslims from slaughter by the Portuguese under Captain ” General Constantin de Saa Noronha in 1626 and re-settled them in the East, and even the Catholics who were targets of the Dutch were also given safe haven in the Kandyan Kingdom by King Rajasinghe the Second. Today, these minorities have all banded together against the Sinhalese Buddhists with only a handful of the latter coming forward to protect not only their ethnic/racial cultural heritage but their country as well.

Papal Bulls were declared by the Pope in 1452, 1455, 1456 mandating the conversion of Sinhalese and Tamils. The Catholics of the Negombo, Chilaw, Mannar fishing communities all descend as a result of these mass conversions of mostly Tamils for the colonials found it easier to convert them than the Sinhalese Buddhists.

Many of these converts through education were taught to renounce and mentally hate the country and the heritage to which they were born ” it was from these brainwashed that the colonial rulers picked their ‘soldiers’ who were later known as ‘sepoys’ or lascarines fighting against their own people on behalf of the white rulers. There are plenty of modern day sepoys/lascarines amongst us being nurtured in virtually the same manner as some of their forbears during colonial rule.

No amount of whitewashing the dark history that covers invasions, plunder, mass murder of even Buddhist monks, genocide, slavery, starvation, torture, inhuman punishment, savagery documented by their own officials, writers and Governments can wipe out that dark past. Re -writing history would mean that every single book written by hundreds of authors which are now online would need to be systematically removed. Homes would need to be invaded and the rare collections of books documenting these atrocities would need to be confiscated ” this is exactly what Adolf Hitler and Josef Goebels did during Nazi rule and it is also exactly what the Allied Forces did to the Germans immediately after World War 2.

Double Standards

What is unfortunate is the double standards at play. While Buddhism and Buddhists  bashing is free for all but when Buddhists attempt to remind those flogging them about their dark past the immediate response is to be branded as chauvinists, rabble rousers and upsetting harmony and peaceful coexistence. Not a word gets said about the wrong doings of the others.

Does Wigneswaran wish to change the fact that Jaffna was made Catholic en masse but reverted to Hinduism after Dutch arrival in 1658?    

As for conversion of Tamil Hindus it is recorded thus

  • Conversion of Jaffna Tamil Hindus by Franciscans alone (Jesuits) ” 52,000 (Prof. Tikiri Abeysinghe)
  • Over 70,000 adult Christians and children under 25 parishes run by Franciscans alone in Jaffna in 1634 ” ‘taking that figure as a rough basis for the calculation of the total number of Christians in Jaffna under the care of the 42 parishes one gets the figure 115,000′. (Friar Paulo da Trinidade)
  • ‘Nearly all natives (in Jaffna) are Christians (Antonio Bocarro’s report ” 1634)
  • Jaffna was ‘wholly Christian’ (Fernao de Queiros ” renowned Portuguese chronicle of Ceylon)

South Indian mercenaries (referred to as Badagas) were used by the Portuguese and are no different to the sepoys/lascarine terminology used for those working for the enemy. In all probability the LTTE used these mercenaries which is why we continue to question how legal are some of the Tamils presently living in Sri Lanka.

Wigneswaran may also like to note that according to Fernao de Queiros the people of Jaffna had been ‘reduced to the utmost misery’ under Portuguese rule ” Does he want to remove this truth from history as well? The village of Puthur which had 100 households was left with only 14 by 1645.

It is also pertinent to recall the Battle of Danture where a desperate battle was fought in 1593 led by Konappu Bandara  (later to become Wimala Dharmasuriya the first) to deny the Portuguese attempt to capture Kandy heartland and rule using Dona Catherina (12 years) through a marriage to a Portuguese aristocrat. Had this union occurred under Roman law ‘cujus region, illius religio’ would have taken place ” he who rules the land determines the religion.

The sad tragedy today is that the Sinhalese Buddhists who protected the minorities of Sri Lanka from invading forces and even lost their lives in pursuit of this protection have to face the hard reality that a quite a number in the minority groups have banded together in unfortunate campaigns against the Sinhalese Buddhists under heavy lobbying by foreign western interests, in a bid to lay the blame for every issue at the doorstep of the former.  

Sinhala Buddhist ” Tamil Hindu Unity

What we need to tell Wigneswaran and his ilk is that the aforesaid examples of Sinhala Buddhist ” Tamil Hindu unity that existed prior to 1505 and even in the Kandyan Kingdom was heavily undermined by the divide and rule policy of the European colonial empires that ruled this country for nearly 450 years and had as the corner stone of their imperial policy the conversion of both the Tamil Hindus and Sinhala Buddhists into Christianity. 

Look at what happened in Goa. All the Hindus in Goa were forcibly converted into Christianity under threat of punishment through the Portuguese inquisition. The Kingdoms of Sitawaka and Kandy fought against these invaders and that is why three religions Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are to this day extant in Sri Lanka. We could have become another Philippines or an East Timor if there was no resistance from the Sinhalese.  The foundation for enduring peace and stability in Sri Lanka is Sinhala Buddhist ” Tamil Hindu Unity.

Re ” writing history will not work to the advantage of the Tamil Hindus, Sinhala Buddhists or Muslims. Only those who wish to hide their criminal past in this country will stand to profit from it. Do not become a pawn in the hands of western countries or the Christian Church. They have no love for either the Sinhalese, Tamils or Muslims. What the West has done in the Middle East they will soon engineer in Sri Lanka if we are not alert or foolish enough to fall for their traps.

In any case re- writing history is a futile exercise as we can all access the Internet today and learn much more on any historical aspect than was possible to our forefathers.

 

28 Responses to “Wigneswaran pushes forward West’s Re- Colonizing game plan in calling for re-write of Sri Lanka’s History”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    I said first Viggie’s attempts to REWRITE HISTORY!

    What are we going to do about it?

    He wants to CHANGE SL’s Unitary Sinhala Buddhist identity to a Tamil identity.

    (For Tamil TERRORIST DOGS, SL’s Unitary Sinhala Buddhist identity is like a hot iron rod up their backside!)

    “The sad tragedy today is that the Sinhalese Buddhists who protected the minorities of Sri Lanka from invading forces and even lost their lives in pursuit of this protection have to face the hard reality that a quite a number in the minority groups have banded together in unfortunate campaigns against the Sinhalese Buddhists under heavy lobbying by foreign western interests, in a bid to lay the blame for every issue at the doorstep of the former.”

    Foolish I say. Instead had they saved animals there would be GRATEFULNESS.

    Actually Sinhalese have to save even animals from these Tamil Nadu murderers.

    e.g. Munneswaram

  2. Nanda Says:

    “There is not a single shred of evidence to prove that wars were declared and people slaughtered, people forcefully converted, nations invaded and occupied because of Buddhism, Jainism or Hinduism. ” – NOT TRUE

    Endian people changed religions as the emperors changed.
    It is the South Endians finally TERRORIST the Buddhist to re-establish OLD DOGMATIC RELIGIONS and BRAHMINISM which finally led to most Enindians worshipiing Krishna, Shiva, Murugan, Kali, …. which they collectively and worngly call HINDUISM to create a unified religion.
    Even now TAmils don’t like to visit North Endian temples.

    TAMILS ARE ENEMY OF BUDDHISM. THEY THINK CHINESE AS BUDDHIST SUPPORTERS. Stupid NUTS.

    But STUPID NUTS better than NO NUTS at all.

  3. Nanda Says:

    The Buddha’s fight against Brahminism made many enemies among the Brahmins. They were not as greatly opposed to his philosophical teachings as they were to his message of universal brotherhood and equality for it directly challenged their hegemony and the scriptures that they had invented to legitimize this. To combat Buddhism and revive the tottering Brahminical hegemony, Brahminical revivalists resorted to a three-pronged strategy. Firstly, they launched a campaign of hatred and persecution against the Buddhists. Then, they appropriated many of the finer aspects of Buddhism into their own system so as to win over the “lower” caste Buddhist masses, but made sure that this selective appropriation did not in any way undermine Brahminical hegemony. The final stage in this project to wipeout Buddhism was to propound and propagate the myth that the Buddha was merely another ˜incarnation” (avatar) of god Vishnu. Buddha was turned into just another of the countless deities of the Brahminical pantheon.

    In addition to vilifying the fair name of the Buddha, the Brahminical revivalists goaded Hindu kings to persecute and even slaughter innocent Buddhists.
    Sasanka, the Shaivite Brahmin king of Bengal, murdered the last Buddhist emperor Rajyavardhana, elder brother of Harshavardhana, in 605 AD and then marched on to Bodh Gaya where he destroyed the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha had attained enlightenment. He forcibly removed the Buddha’s image from the Bodh Vihara near the tree and installed one of Shiva in its place. Finally, Sasanka is said to have slaughtered all the Buddhist monks in the area around Kushinagar. Another such Hindu king was, Mihirakula, a Shaivite, who is said to have completely destroyed over 1500 Buddhist shrines. The Shaivite Toramana is said to have destroyed the Ghositarama Buddhist monastery at
    Kausambi.
    The extermination of Buddhism in India was hastened by the large-scale destruction and appropriation of Buddhist shrines by the Brahmins. The Mahabodhi Vihara at Bodh Gaya was forcibly converted into a Shaivite temple, and the controversy lingers on till this day. The cremation stupa of the Buddha at Kushinagar was changed into a Hindu temple dedicated to the obscure deity with the name of Ramhar Bhavani. Adi Shankara is said to have established his Sringeri Mutth on the site of a Buddhist monastery which he took over. Many Hindu shrines in Ayodhya are said to have once been Buddhist temples, as is the case with other famous Brahminical temples such as those at Sabarimala, Tirupati, Badrinath and Puri.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lanka is a DEMOCRACY now. The PEOPLE should demand the ACTIVATION of the 6-A (seize property, prison terms, etc) to stop all Separatism. There is no other way. Not activating the Law will only deepen the problem. Pleasing outside powers in this regard will only bring more problems in the future.

    If in doubt, hold a Referendum re activating the 6-A. Then Parliament (not only the GoSL), will have to activate the 6-A properly, without fear or favor, as then the PEOPLE are with the Parliament.

  5. SA Kumar Says:

    Agreed !
    The PEOPLE should demand the ACTIVATION of the 6-A & 13-A and 100,000 Family of Shinhala Bhudist family should settle in NEP !!!

    United Provincial Council Of Mother Lanka , No short cut !

    Anpudan …

    Hela Demilaya ( Eelath Thamilan ) !

    NB/ Maththara Mathaya can & will do it ! We can sit & watch !!! nothing else we can do anyway !

  6. Sri Rohana Says:

    Wigneswaran need not to rewrite Sri Lanka’s history. We Sinhalese have already Mahawansa, Chulawansa, Rajawaliya, Deepawansa etc. “Mahawansa provides a continuous historical record of over two thousand years and is considered one of the world’s longest unbroken historical accounts”
    Since we have Mahawansa, Chulawansa on our hands racist tamils cannot logically prove anything therefore they always create a history to cover their inferior complex and bogus claims. Even tamil’s so-called “surya thewan- sun god” but megalomaniac terrorist velupillai prabakaran’s father migrated to Sri Lanka from tamil nadu in 1950’s. So what is the history they are talking of? Most tamils are illegally migrated and settled down in north and east.
    Wigneswaran can rewrite tamil history as most tamil racist does but not the Sinhala history.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Rohana,

    Prabhakaran is of ILLEGAL MIGRANT lineage. No ILLEGAL Migrant or their off spring know the history of Lanka or love and respect the country or its People. They generally come to USE Lanka for their own purposes.

    So, by Law, to save the country :

    * Deport all ILLEGAL Migrants.

    * Confiscate and sell off all property of Separatists, Drug lords, terrorists, etc. Form a Fund from such moneys collected to
    reward true and proven Patriots and Talented people of Lanka, funding for the destitute and elders homes, etc.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    Who are the enemies of SL?

    MOSTLY Tamil civilians!! Here is another.

    “Full text of the letter signed by Ms. Ananthy Sasitharan, on behalf of the Disappearance Commissions in the North and East, follows:

    Seeking UN monitored international independent inquiry into forced disappearances and abductions
    We the committees of the disappearance from the North and East, write to you as representatives of the collective body, that still seek justice. We do not trust any mechanism created locally which in the past has not delivered justice to the survivors.

    We would like to register with Your Excellency our distrust of any local mechanism that investigates forced disappearances and abductions. We have seen at least four official truth seeking commissions that failed the survivors; some of them did not even release to the public their official findings.”

    – tamilnet

    A stitch in time could have saved this!! Our options are VERY LIMITED. If we DON’T use those options we are in serious trouble. MR’s stupidity is coming to bite him HARD this time in Geneva.

    As an ELECTED NPC member she is telling UNHRC that Tamils have NO TRUST in the govt. census!!

    And what is your guess which one the UNHRC will believe? Govt. census or this dirt’s letter? I think the latter!

    At least now GET RID OF 13 amendment. Or die with it!

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    ONE drug lord was captured. He has 1.5 billion rupees worth property.

    But it STOPS here. Unless SL has a MILITARY GOVT. nothing good will happen.

  10. Nanda Says:

    Negative stupid tactics by our pundits let Pakistanis to score 302 runs in 59 overs.
    Negative stupid tactics by our pundits let Tamils score too many runs in the past .54 years.

    Positive tactics MUST be adopted taking some risks.
    1. Ask Endia to F-OFF and scrap 13A and send all PC members home to do some productive work ( at least to grow population);
    2. Restore Law and Order; and
    3. Treat all citizens equally with NO pampering of Tamils, they will then learn how to live without cheating and lying.

    Why MUST we be scared ?

  11. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One of the common myths promoted these days is that the Tamils were in Sri Lanka before Prince Vijaya and his 700 followers arrived. the problem with this belief is two fold. First there is no evidence of a Tamil presence before the arrival of Prince Vijaya. There are no Tamil words scratched on rocks that predate Prince Vijaya. There are no physical evidence or literature that supports this in Sri Lanka or in the literature of Tamil Nadu or South India. If the Tamil propagandists want to push this issue then the Veddahs have that right more than the Tamils and in the case of India it would be the Adivasis or tribal folk who existed even before the Harappan civilization have the same right. Secondly even if the civilization that worshiped the Yakas and the Nagas were indeed Tamil it is irrelevant, as irrelevant as the original denizens of the new world, be it all of the South American nations to Mexico, USA or Canada or Australia where the present European origin populations define the nation and unlike Sri Lanka have only arrived a few centuries ago.

    Another issue or is it an aberration is that the Tamil Diaspora who find voice in the Times of India where articles on Sri Lanka are published regularly condemn the Sinhalese as “barbaric” “savage” etc. while demanding the same Sinhalese to treat the “Eelam” Tamils (mind you not the Sri Lankan Tamils but the “Eelam” Tamils which is a term never used till Prabakaran came along. It would be similar to addressing the Sikhs as “kalistan” Sikhs) with equality and dignity. In other words these “Eelam” Tamils by insinuation are a better race of people than the dominant Sinhalese and by the nature of the Sinhalese being of a lesser level than the Tamils should play a submissive role to the “Eelam Tamils”. These Tamil propagandists know the game they are playing. It is clear to them and those who read their comments that they want another confrontation between the Nationalist movement and the Tamil National Alliance by egging them with derogatory terms. Then use that as a another example why Eelam is a valid reason.

    What they do not figure is that the Tamil extremism can be controlled by laws as seen recently when President Rajapakse banned in any form any celebration of the Tamil Terrorists. Another example can be found in Singapore where recently an Indian was killed in an accident. This resulted in a riot in “Little India” in Singapore where bonfires were lit and unruly Indians, mostly Tamils, went on a rampage. The Singaporean leaders reacted in the harshest manner for this behavior has not taken place in Singapore in over 40 years. The result was 56 Indians, mostly Tamils were expelled and most pertinent the police were given extra powers when dealing with “Little India”. These powers were not applied to the rest of the population. Yet the world to date has not called this a human rights violation. If Sri Lanka legally gave her police such powers in dealing with the extremist elements of the Tamils, evangelizing Christians, proselitizing Muslims the world would be the first to condemn Sri Lanka with another round of human rights violations.

    This leaves Sri Lanka plenty of choices. In Europe pro European laws are being passed against the newly arrived immigrants. Similar examples from Singapore to other nations can be found. No one needs to be hurt but laws that are pro Buddhist can effectively neuter the Tamil extremists. ban all animal sacrifices, ban the caste system and pass laws that Mosques and Hindu Temples be open to all as per the spirit of the Buddha’s teachings. Pass zoning laws that prevent and restrict the construction of Mosques, Churches and Hindu Temples on the grounds that most areas once contained Buddhist Viharas and should be reserved for their reconstruction. In this light there is a plethora of laws that can be enacted or passed which would effectively strangle the on coming Wahhabi movement among the still small Muslim population and against the Extremist Tamils to the evangelist Christians to the point that it would be better for them to follow the Buddhist laws of the land than practice their anti Sri Lankan Buddhist practices.

    The article rightfully pointed to the many atrocities commited by the Abrahamic religions. But I must interject that outside of Islam, Christianity does not have a doctrine to commit violence. the Inquisition was a direct result of the birth of the protestant movement where the Catholic Church and the Protestant movement shed blood over the issue of the rule of the Papacy. When Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Ambassador were debating the pros and cons of their respective faith Queen Elizabeth the 1st did point out that everything is irrelevant except that both sides worship the same God, to which the recalcitrant Spanish Ambassador replied “There are two kinds of men (He dare not use the word “people” for it would have offended the Queen) those that are Catholic and those that are Heretics before he took his leave.

    This is not the case with Islam where the Koran explicitly states that it is the duty of a Muslim to kill an infidel if he or she does not convert. It even goes into devious ways to win the infidel including pretending to be part of his or her religion and then work from within. This is the only major faith whose doctrine support any method to promote their faith and in that sense the Sri Lankan Muslims are even a greater threat. If so they have to be handled in a manner that does not violate international law, does not violate them but through the use of laws and laws and laws strangulate their movement. The Muslim nations have perfected this technique through their “Sharia laws”

  12. SA Kumar Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha

    so 200 miles away Prince Vijaya and his 700 followers arrived before 20 miles away Demilayas arrived to Mother lanka !

    No wonder We call you Muddalkal !

    United Provincial Concil of Mother Lanka , No short cut !!!

    Anpudan

    Hela Demilaya (Eelath Thamilan)

  13. Sri Rohana Says:

    Fran Dias!
    These tamilnadians live in Sri Lanka are almost same as “Bats”. Keep their mouth in Sri Lanka but the body in tamil nadu and always on upside down but burden to us.
    Rewrite the history of Sri Lanka is an agenda of tamil racists. Thanks to Mahanama thero’s Mahawansa they cannot do it. If not they will tell that tamilnadian by birth, smuggler by profession, megalomaniac terrorist velupillai prabakaran as elara’s descendant.
    Wigneswaran became a CM thanks to foolish Indian’s failed, white elephant PC system. Tamil racists drew swastik on his head so he think he is viceroy of Sri Lanka and propose to change our national anthem, national flag and rewrite history of Sri Lanka. What next?
    Wiga recently said King Rawana a tamil king. What a joker! Is this man normal! If Rawana was a tamil king how come tamils celebrate Deevali/Deepawali to Hindu God Rama’s victory against Lanka king Rawana. He better change his name as Wigneswaran Mervin Silva.
    What a joker! He may be a hero to corrupted lawyers, NGO slaves, anti Sinhala Colombans and to tamil racists, but not to Sinhalese.

  14. SA Kumar Says:

    Sri Rohana
    We Saivar who celebrate Theeba vali for Siva Peruman not for Ramar .
    FYI, King Rawana is devoty to God Siva!

    King Rawana is Saivar but not Tamil

    Also We Hela Demilayas is not Thamilar, We are Eelaver ( Hela Nation).

    Your Hela Sinhalaya & We are Hela Demilaya !!!

    Why this kolaveri My Chinhala sakotharaya !!!!

  15. SA Kumar Says:

    He may be a hero to corrupted lawyers….
    but He is hero Uncle ( Respectable Mama ) to his Two daughter-in-law !

    Why this Kolaveri !!!!

  16. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Best model for Lanka is the Singapore Model (as BW indicates). Democracy with the Rule of Law prevailing is the best for Lanka, as in S’pre.

    ———–

    Sri Rohana,

    Thank you for your response. I agree with you. Mr Wigneswaran is trying hard to bridge his Colombo 7/Low Caste Tamil divide (both Lanka & Tamil Nadu) at the expense of the Sinhala masses ! Lies, cheat and deceit will continue apace, making all Tamil folk feel even less secure and unhappy, wherever they are.
    Mr Wigneswaran ought to know that TRUTH WINS. “Satya meva Jayatae” (Truth Wins) is the script on the Indian flag (Hindu Nation). As a HIndu person, he ought to know this too. The Four Yogas (also int eh Hindu system), devoid of Caste, are ideal to erase outmoded caste thinking. No need for lies, cheat and deceit.

    ———–

    The Cold War thinking which ruled Lanka for that time period (1946-1991) is over. It is time that the local true born Lankans (the Voters), took matters into their hands and demanded that the Rule of Law prevails. Or else, dissidents from neighboring countries will find Lanka the place to bring their personal troubles to, and cause mayhem in Lanka. Obvious examples are Prabhakaran’s illegal migrant lineage (Tamil Nadu, India), and Abdulla Luthufee (Maldives) to cause a coup in the Maldives, while hiding out in Lanka. It is misplaced Buddhism to allow every Tom, Dick and Harry with an axe to grind, access to Lanka, to create perpetual unrest in the country, using ethnicity & religion as excuses for excesses. The code of conduct of Buddhism or the core teachings of any religion cannot be followed when there are continued efforts to destabilize the country, as done now by the TNA. While perfection will not be there for us all, at least a constant attempt to balance out the imbalances in a fair manner will be the right way to go in any Democracy.

    Social Progress IS possible without destabilizing Lanka. Keeping a distance from neighborhood countries’ self created problems will help. If help must be given, go to those countries and help out. Just yesterday, I heard on the news that Mr Modi (BJP leader, India), has promised 100 Smart Cities to India., if he is elected. Now, I consider that very smart thinking ! 100 Modern cities in India is a great thing to happen. Tamil Nadu will surely gain one Modern city, with all the trimmings of modern toilets, sewage and water systems, along with a modern day education for young children. Lanka Tamils will want to go back to Tamil Nadu and help out creating a new Modern City there and stop harassing Sri Lanka which is already quite modern in outlook.

    All human beings long for peace of mind and happiness.

  17. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    S A KUMAR: You state: “so 200 miles away Prince Vijaya and his 700 followers arrived before 20 miles away Demilayas arrived to Mother lanka !” then go on to answer your question by stating “No wonder We call you Muddalkal !” thereby making your question a rhetorical question. You really did not want an answer from me but I will treat is as a question directed to my comments.

    As I stated in my comment your premise is a logical conclusion due to the proximity of Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka but then you forgot the rest (was it by accident or deliberate?) WHERE IS THE PROOF TO BACK UP YOUR CLAIM?

  18. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    SA KUMAR: Second comment: I accidentally hit the return button.

    Have you considered that the Veddahs predate anyone else in Sri Lanka. If your claim is that Sri Lanka is really Tamil land due to the fact that Tamils (in your opinion) were there before the Sinhalese, then shouldn’t your logic state that the Veddahs who were the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka should rule Sri Lanka and not the Tamils or Sinhalese.?

    If you use simply the proximity of Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka then shouldn’t there be an equal claim that Sinhalese settled and prospered in your Tamil Nadu. Since you refuse to produce any proof of your claim why should I? I can simply claim that Sinhalese were in Tamil Nadu and a good deal of South India based on the proximity of these lands

    Still using your logic why don’t you apply that to India? The earliest people were the Adivasis or the 100 million tribal folk of India. that means the hundreds of millions of so called Indo Aryan Indians and all those Indians who were descendents from so many invasions including the Muslims should give up their claim on India and hand it over to the 100 million adivasis.

    If you dwell in any sense of reality it is the dominant culture that defines the nation. That is the case with the new world, Australia and amazingly with Pakistan which is now considered a Muslim nation and which is the birth place of the Harappan civilization, the earliest form of Hinduism, even Gandharan school of Buddhism. Before making high handed claims over Sri Lanka WITHOUT ANY PROOF. why don’t you reclaim Pakistan and Bangladesh for they were originally Hindu lands. If you cannot then stop your propaganda nonsense on Sri Lanka. As a Tamil Kumar you have to learn the hard lesson that you cannot eat the cake and have it too.

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    Singapore democracy?

    Are you drunk Fran? There is NO democracy in Singapore. It is DICTATORSHIP and MILITARY RULE with a cover of democracy. NO media freedom. Opposition gets jailed, abused, abducted every year. Ruling party NEVER loses an election!! NO spirituality at all in Singapore people. ONLY money minded greedy people. Democracy is only a cover.

    Like China. China is NO communist country. It is a capitalist country with a cover of communism to keep rural folk happy (others are happy anyway).

    But I agree SL need the Singapore model. For that we have to INCREAE the military budget, get everyone into military training (as in Singapore), throw the opposition in jail and HANG people regularly. You know I LIKE these things.

  20. SA Kumar Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
    My Chinhala Sakotharaya !
    then shouldn’t your logic state that the Veddahs who were the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka should rule Sri Lanka and not the Tamils or Sinhalese.? This is tha fact !!! We accept or not We both communities are Kallaththonis !!!
    ok We Demilaya came to mother lanka yesteryear & you Sinhelaya came day before yesteryear thats all .
    atleast according to Maha Vamsam We both community were living in Monther Lanka that mean 2000 years before We both were in Mother Lanka !
    We are living together last 2,000 years & will live together for another 3,500 years !!! ( Iread some were Bhuddising live in this world 5,500 years)

    This Holy land of Lord Bhuddha is for all of us !!!

    United Provicial Council of Mother Lanka , no short cut
    Solution :Fully implement of 13A&6A & settle 100,000 Bhuddist family in NEP !
    Our Mathara Mathaya will & can do it !!!
    Anpudan….
    Hela Demilaya (Eelath Thamilan)

  21. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Democracy Singpaore style, not Sri Lanka style – it works, doesn’t it ? Everybody is praising S’pore. The EU Commissioner said that he would invest only in stable countries. S’pre is stable isn’t it ? And some 35% Buddhist to boot too. Law & Order prevails.
    What a wonder !
    S’pore remains the wonder of that region.

  22. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    I agree.

    Democracy Singapore style.
    BUT can that ever happen in SL DEMOCRACY? NO!

    Did the people vote for LKY or did he TAKE OVER Singapore by other means from Malaysia?

    You know the answer. SAY IT!

    That was the START of the wonder called Singapore. That is the start of a wonderful SL too. Patriotic SLs backed by the military must TAKE OVER SL from Endian relatives ruling the country.

  23. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Matters can be arranged for S’pre style governance, without a so called ‘take over’. Times have changed from LKYs style times of ‘take over’. Lanka is yet independent (of sorts) and whole..

    First, study how S’pore is run. It has an educated Parliament and science aware people. Lanka can have a Science Advisory Committee. They certainly have more than the 6-A in place to protect the country !

    If there is a will, there is a way.

  24. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “Times have changed from LKYs style times of ‘take over’.”

    Then times for the emregence of another Singapore is also over!!

    There is NO WILL in SL. Only govt. arselickers run the show in SL who get benefits. Those who truely love the country have their blood boil over seeing this shitt. The FEW good things happening in SL is ONLY by the military.

    Look at our dip-low-mats. Junk! Who is defending SL in diplomatic positions? THE MILITARY (e.g. Shavendra, etc.)
    Look at our ministries. Junk! Who is doing something for the country? THE MILITARY (e.g. Gota, etc.)
    Look at our developers. Junk! Who is doing good development? THE MILITARY (e.g. UDA, etc.)
    Look at our govenors. Junk! Who is defending SL WITHOUT any corruption, etc.? THE MILITARY (e.g. Chandrasiri, Mohan)

    Please take time to THINK along these. Am I wrong?

    Only the MILITARY is defending SL abroad, governing MOST DIFFICULT provinces, bringing peace, stopping drugs, putting up houses, development work, etc. etc.

    I see the SL military as a GOOD HOUSEWIFE working very had for the benefit of the home and the kids while her abusive unemployed drug addict husband just ruins everything!!

  25. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    It’s not another S’pore we are after, but styled after S’pore -adapted and moulded to suit Lanka conditions. There has to be period of transition happening in Lanka where long neglected rural people are brought into the picture. S’pore did not have to undergo the same history as Lanka : the some 500 yrs of Colonisation, Cold War ‘rentals’ of parts of Lanka, Tamil Caste wars riding on the back of Cold Wars plus nasty neighbor Tamil Nadu and vested interests, and so on.

    Adapt some items to suit Lanka for the sake of Law and Order mostly.

    If there is a will, there is a way.

  26. Nanda Says:

    Fran,
    I lived there for 10 years as a PR. My (actual) name was well known ( until 2000 ) in Structural Engineering field. I left because I found it like a jail, no space, even though I was living at a place with 1000 m2 land and landed semi-detached house. But the opportunities to do MASSIVE projects is not possible anywhere in the world. That freedom is not there anywhere even though every design is double checked by another consultant.

    “Adapt some items to suit Lanka for the sake of Law and Order mostly” – perfect statement. In fact most “items” are suited. Both small nations. Both under the threat of very large nations.

    Listen to man himself. What did he say about “non-alignment” of Sri Lanka ?

    Our corrupt political system CANNOT produce a LKY.
    Will LKY tolerate KUDU Silva and MAD Silva ?

    I believe GOTA has the qualities. But unfortunately cannot see any progress. ALL TALK only.

  27. Nanda Says:

    By the way LKY is our enemy. Don’t forget it.

  28. SA Kumar Says:

    By the way LKY is our enemy. Don’t forget it.- Because he support Demilayas ???

    We come back to our basic !!!

    “Adapt some items to suit Lanka for the sake of Law and Order mostly”- that is
    fully implemendation of 13A & 6A & permanat settlement of 100,000 Bhuddist Sinhala family in NEP !
    Our night We can become better than Singapore !!!

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