Investigate the ROLE PLAYED by some of the BISHOPS
Posted on March 12th, 2014

Nalin de Silva

The Geneva circus has begun. Some people would like it to be the Geneva spring after many a springs, including the academic spring and the Aluthkade spring have failed for two reasons. The UPFA led by the SLFP and by the President is nationalistic in the sense that it is anti colonialist, and it has stood up to all the pressure applied by the anti national forces in the country instigated by the West led by England.

Secondly none of the leaders of the parties in the opposition are nationalistic and the majority of the Sinhala people have realised that Tamil racism survives even after the defeat at the Nandikadal lagoon for the simple reason that it is being used by the western forces. However, the Tamil racist leaders cannot lead a spring in Sri Lanka the way some forces have done and are doing in some other countries, and it has fallen on Cameron and his friends to give leadership to the expected Geneva spring.

The Geneva circus has become the anticipated Geneva spring as well but even if some of the western countries impose indirect economic sanctions after Geneva it would not be effective as far as the majority of people are concerned, and all the reports by Darusman on behalf of the Secretary General of the UN, and Pillai and others would not produce any results for the west and the anti nationalistic forces.

Humanitarian operations

The fact that the West is prepared to withdraw the so called violation of human rights during and after the last two weeks of the humanitarian operations if the demands of Tamil racism are met, has exposed the anti nationalistic forces operating here and abroad. It is in this context that one has to consider the letter written by Bishop Rayappu Joseph and the other Tamil Christian priests in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. It was Bishop Rayappu Joseph that allowed the LTTE to take the statue of Mother Mary outside the Madhu Church premises thus depriving the Sinhala Catholics of worshipping Mother Mary in that particular Church.

Madhu Church

Most recently the Bishop together with the Bishop of Jaffna claimed that splinter bombs and chemical weapons had been used against the civilians by the Sri Lankan armed forces, without producing an iota of evidence. It is clear that Bishop Rayappu Joseph is helping Tamil racism, with the connivance of the west. He is against any “reconciliation” in a nationalistic way, and the reconciliation he is after is one worse than that of South African style where the minority rules over the majority except in theory. The so called reconciliation that people such as Bishop Rayappu Joseph wants is one that leads to an Eelam in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and ultimately a greater Eelam with Tamil Nadu being the major partner.

Bishop Rayappu Joseph

It is clear that Tamil racism functions even after the defeat at Nandikadal due to the fact that the west is behind the entire problem that has its beginnings in the seventeenth century when the Dutch imported Vellalas from present South India to Jaffna for their tobacco cultivation. People such as Bishop Rayappu Joseph work hand in hand with the West, I am afraid, against Sinhala Buddhist culture being considered as the significant culture of the country. They want to maintain the dominance of the Western Judaic Christian culture, and it is clear from the letter written by the Tamil Christian priests in the Northern and Eastern provinces to the members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Though the priests and others who support Tamil racism write on behalf of the Eastern Province as well, the Tamils are not even in a majority in that province, and even among the Tamils in the province there are some who would oppose an amalgamation with the Northern Province. Would the Muslims in the province agree with the contents of the letter written by the Tamil Christian/Catholic priests to the members of the UNHRC?

Sinhala Buddhist culture is presented to the world as a “pariah” culture intolerant of the other cultures by the Christian west and their associates in Sri Lanka ignoring the fact that there have been no intolerance of Muslims in the country for more than six centuries. The Veddas until recently were not disturbed by the Sinhala Buddhists and the Vedda culture began to deteriorate only after the English came to the country. It is the Western Judaic Christian culture that does not tolerate the other cultures but through the hegemony of the knowledge created in that culture they are able to pretend that the Western culture is the most tolerant culture that has seen the lght of the day.

Western medicine

I will cite two examples how the Western culture dominates in this country, without the people realizing it. The free education and the free health service that prevail in the country, using the money of the taxpayer cater only for western education and Western medicine. There are no schools or universities teaching indigenous knowledge free to the students. In any event the students and the parents have been brainwashed and conditioned to think that the knowledge created by the people in the past is myth.

The same is true in the health sector. Though there may be one or two centres where Ayurveda medicine is provided free of charge there is hardly any institute created to treat patients free of charge according to Sinhala traditional medicine (Sinhala paramparika vedakama). It is because through the Western education provided free of charge the people have been mystified by the “ashcharya” of the Western medicine with the imposing gadgets of Western technology.

In China Western medicine is practiced side by side with traditional Chinese medicine in the same hospitals and I am told that there are instances where the Western medical practitioners refer patients officially to those of traditional Chinese medicines. Bishop Rayappu Joseph and others can write letters and letters to their Godfathers in the West accusing the Sri Lankan government (very often referred to as the Sinhala government) and the so called Sinhala army of violation of human rights. Bishop Joseph knows very well that he is protected by the Western forces, and if the government takes any action against him that would be considered as another violation of human rights and adverse publicity would be given to the steps taken by the government.

Catholic Church

However, the country is reaching a point where it would become difficult to ignore the anti nationalistic behaviour of the Bishop and some other priests. In this respect we have to question the silence of the Catholic Church. The Church cannot merely state that the views are those expressed by particular Bishops and turn a Nelsonian eye to them. Does the Church agree with the statements made by the Bishops? If not what action is envisaged?

The Bishops come out with charges against the government (the state) and the armed forces without an iota of evidence. All that they say is that they know eyewitnesses to the events but are not prepared to name the witnesses. Do they think the witnesses are not protected? If that is the case under the assumption that the witnesses are not protected the Bishops can come out with unsubstantiated wild charges against the state.

The reports by the Bishops fall into the same category as those inputs of Darusman, Navi Pillai and Callum Macrae of Channel 4. While the latter are not citizens of the country the Bishops are citizens who are not acting in the interests of the country to say the least. Irrespective of what the human rights vendors have to say the government should investigate the role played by Bishop Rayappu Joseph and other Bishops.

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8 Responses to “Investigate the ROLE PLAYED by some of the BISHOPS”

  1. Nanda Says:

    Not only the Tiger Bishop ( more appropriately called a Tiger in Bishop’s clothing) , there are others too. Even the Sinhala ones who are of the same type as Navi Pillai and Callum Macrae shall be investigated and punished for betrayal.
    But the Tiger Bishop publically said he is a good friend of the president and talk to him all the time and the president did not say a word on this.
    Tigers come in various clothing, not only Bishop dress.

  2. Siri Says:

    The new Pope should be informed of the role being played by The “Tiger Ryappu Joseph”. He should also be informed of the inaction of the rest of the Bishops. There are sins of commission and sins of omission. All our Bishops (These Hypocrites who go around wearing Purple Yamukas and in Women’s dresses) should be brought to task for the role they play in creating a bad name for the Catholics. In a Sinhalese Buddhist country that is very tolerant of the catholics, the behaviour of the Bishops could create a situation of religious disharmony. I believe these bishops are trying to create religious disharmony in the country so they can run crying to the UN claiming they are being discriminated.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Good one.

    But MR will NEVER do it. SL is run by MR but MR is run by SR. She (as a very devoted Catholic) will NEVER allow MR and GR to investigate Kasippu Joseph Goebbels.

  4. Nanda Says:

    Now that Tigers stopped hunting, they have reverted to hunting of votes. Our vote has become their weapon.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    NPC is getting ready to pass another resolution BANNING the army from going close to schools and administration offices.

    They plan to pass it just days BEFORE March 28 when US resolution against SL is due.

    Dissolve the damn BOC at least now fools.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    NPC is getting ready to pass another resolution BANNING the army from going close to schools and administration offices.

    They plan to pass it just days BEFORE March 28 when US resolution against SL is due.

    Dissolve the damn NPC at least now fools.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Some of the Northern Catholic clergy have been providing cheap illegal Tamil LABOR via the Mannar route of entry for Tamil illegal migrants. Initially, such entrants were for Cold War purposes, later changed to LABOR purposes and for purposes of conversions, among other reasons. All these activities cause destabilization of Sri Lanka on a near permanent basis.

    All migrant Labor must be handled by the Government of Sri Lanka, not by churches. There have to be Laws in place to bring in Labor from foreign countries. Does Sri Lanka have any such Laws ? I doubt it. That is why the churches are “making hay while the sun shines !”. Local folk don’t convert that easily, so they are bringing the ready to convert in from foreign countries.

    Sri Lanka authorities, if smart, will copy Singapore re foreign LABOR plus how to govern well. Recently, a group of some 50 plus Tamil migrant workers in S’pore caused some rowdy demonstrations and they were promptly deported. Way to go, S’pore ! No wonder S’pore is doing well and trouble free.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    The Northern part of the Catholic church appears to be promoting Tamil illegal migrants into Lanka through Mannar, whilst the Southern counterparts of the same church is currently helping Pakistani Catholic Asylum seekers !

    I am surmising that a lot of such Tamil people came in illegally during the LTTE rule of the North, whilst the Pakistani folk have come in using the ‘visa on entry’ facility of the SAARC countries. Can we afford such hospitality when our own people are in want ?

    The converts to Catholicism in Tamil Nadu are treated as low caste folk, whilst those converted in Pakistan are persecuted. Is Sri Lanka the catchment area to nurture all the converted Catholic folk of the region ? What laws govern Sri Lanka in this respect ?

    It reads like : ‘how to drown Sri Lanka in permanent destabilization by bringing in all the regional SE Asian dissidents who convert to Catholicism’ ? Why do I get the feeling that to some folk Sri Lanka is some sort of FREE board & lodging place to dump all sorts of unwanted folk in the world ? Is it because we are a Buddhist country ? If so, Buddhism & State must be quite separate. Granted that the predominant religion of the land is Buddhism, but Buddhism is not the Law of the Land.

    I am sorry that people are persecuted in various SE Asian countries, but please ! Sri Lanka has enough problems without dumping their unwanted folk on Lanka.

    Why not take these Catholic folk to Italy ?


    Also, can someone explain to us what this is about ? Is there any SE Asian country where hundreds of Sinhala/Buddhist can walk in and claim Asylum due to some sort of trouble in Lanka ?

    ” Pakistani Christians seek asylum in Sri Lanka
Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 01:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 07 (SBS) In recent years, Sri Lanka has been one of the main sources of asylum seekers arriving in Australia. But mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka has its own asylum seeker issue – with an increasing number of Pakistani Christians arriving to claim refugee status.

    Catholic Church leaders say Sri Lanka is now hosting more than 600 asylum seekers claiming to be victims of persecution of the minority Christian community in Muslim-majority Pakistan.
    The Pakistanis are not eligible to work, and are relying on support from Sri Lankan Christians.
    Catholic Church spokesman in Colombo, Father Xystus Kurukulasuriya, spoke to Zara Zaher.

    Read More:: SBS (Source)”

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