REVERSE DISCRIMINATION FOR SINHALESE : RECIPROCATION BY TAMILS
Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Shenali D Waduge

 At this important juncture of Sri Lanka’s post-independent history there are some factors that need to be reminded to all citizens of Sri Lanka. Some of these hometruths may not be palatable to people but these need to be said and recorded.

 Reverse Discrimination : Empathy towards Sinhalese

Let us for a change start off by looking at things from the lens of the Sinhalese, taking to consideration the lack of recognition for the grievances of the Sinhalese.

 Sinhala Grievances ” past and present

Never have people stopped to wonder what it would have been for the Sinhalese to have lost all that they had built, to watch their ancient temples razed to the ground, to be issued proclamations denying their lands, to watch in horror Buddhist priests slaughtered for wearing the robe, the shock of having to look at churches that replaced temples that generations of their people had been worshiping in, to run for their lives when colonial rulers came hunting to kill men, women, children, babies and even their livestock in a policy that was meant to exterminate the majority Sinhalese populace. The modern terminology for such actions is genocide and the crime is called crimes against humanity. These incidents took place over 450 years from 1505 when the Portuguese arrived and thereafter Dutch and the British continued the butchery and criminalities. What needs to be noted with emphasis is that the colonial invaders did not conquest Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese leaders only ceded power based on some promises. Top on that list was the assurance to protect the Buddhist identity of the country. That the imperialists made the promise to protect Buddhism showed that they acknowledged Buddhism as being the state religion of Sri Lanka. The rebellion that took place in 1818 was primarily due to the British breaking promises made. It was just one example of how the Christian West chose to speak with a forked tongue treating non-whites as mere subjects and never on equal platform.

 Thus, there was never a question of conquest ” the Sinhalese only ceded power and if so the question of why Sri Lanka should celebrate independence needs to now be asked. Ideally, we should celebrate Republic Day and not the present Independence Day.

 Never have people showed empathy to the Sinhalese or cared to demand accountability for the crimes committed by the Portuguese, Dutch and British that primarily targeted the majority Buddhist Sinhalese.

 Never have people wondered why the Sinhalese are questioning the double standards. How many people are aware that Sri Lanka as a nation was built by the Sinhalese and this history extends over 38,000 years. With the discovery of the Balangoda man the myth that the Sinhalese descend from Prince Vijaya is dispelled. How many are aware that there is no other Sinhala race or Sinhalese language anywhere else in the world clearly establishing Sinhalese with Sri Lanka? How many are aware that Sri Lanka was ruled by 180 Sinhalese kings following the tenets of Buddhism and the dasa raja dhamma (which the King of Thailand follows to this day)?

 The erosion of leaders following principles of Buddhist teachings began following the invasions by colonial Christian nations from 1505 onwards and continues with leaders subject to multicultural and secular jargon with ‘loans’ ‘aids’ and other goodies given as carrots to forsake identifying the heritage of the country.

 Agitations in the present context results from the inability of present day leaders to publicly declare the Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka this has slowly led to the incursions upon Buddhist heritage sites, Buddhist lands and historical Buddhist sites now being labeled as belonging to all religions ex: Sri Pada etc (people using site decades later should not claim equal rights). Will Vatican or any other non-Buddhist religious sites cede their place of worship claiming it belongs to all simply because Buddhists also visit the site? The denial of the Buddhist heritage is costing the entire country its defence as time will foretell for leaders have fallen prey to the UN New World Order agenda to take away Indian civilization religions from its attachment to socio-political influence.

 How many will come forward to acknowledge how the majority Sinhalese looked after Tamils throughout history? When the Portuguese were attacking Tamils in the North did the Sinhalese king not send his envoy Attapattu who laid down his life no different to how 2700 Sri Lankan soldiers sacrificed their lives during the last phase of the conflict? When Muslims regarded as aliens and traders were being hounded and killed by the Portuguese the Sinhalese king again came to the assistance and Muslims were given shelter. It was only in 1815 that the Muslims were first officially allowed to own land and property in Sri Lanka and not treated as aliens. Thus, in real terms Muslims began being part of the polity of Sri Lanka only from 1815 onwards.

 In terms of loss the Sinhalese lost out far more than anyone and this has never ever been highlighted. They even lost out on their people after the conversion tactics of the Christian colonial invaders who used a carrot and stick method to entice Sinhalese and Tamils to embrace Christianity/Catholicism. These people were trained to become agents of imperial rule.

Conversion policies were intertwined with policies of divide and rule bringing the next phase of attempting to subdue the Sinhala Buddhist majority. Thus, missionary education, privileges to minorities and complete alienation of the Sinhalese stifled the remaining rights of the owners of Sri Lanka while they defended their lands and died in doing so. In terms of protecting the country apart from a handful of minorities it was always the Sinhalese Buddhists who died to protect the country.  

 If the 20th century and immediate post-independent public service was occupied by minorities it was proof that the education system extending to public sector employment was enjoyed by the  minorities and a handful of Sinhalese who were not Buddhists but converted Christians. These were the brown sahibs that the British created and unto whom the independence was given with the understanding that white man’s rule and principles would continue.  

 It is important that people understand that the coterie of Brown Sahibs created to hand over post-independence were interested in neither the concerns of the people except to advance their own political agendas that would maintain their power. The Sinhalese do not have a single leader who has arisen to defend or demand the rights of the Sinhalese or in the least to vocalize the injustices to the Sinhalese when demands by minorities only end up gaining the writ of approval. This is a major shortcoming that the Sinhalese Buddhists face to this day even after 66 years of ‘independence’ ” we continue to question who has become ‘independent’ for the Sinhalese Buddhists, reverse discrimination has yet to be addressed.

 All that was asked of Sri Lanka’s leaders by patriotic forces post-independence was to restore the Buddhist heritage that the British promised to keep but usurped.The Sinhala Only that is being used as a battering ram to claim injustice and discrimination provided no solace to the Sinhalese. What the Sinhala Buddhists demanded was to reverse the discriminations the owners of the land of Sri Lanka had suffered and return the nation to the people that ruled the country. None of the minorities can complain that under Sinhala Buddhist pre-colonial rule they suffered injustices. There is no historical proof to prove that Tamils or alien/trader Muslims were treated with discrimination prior to arrival of colonial rulers.

 The Sinhalese Buddhist kings looked after all subjects under the principles of Buddhist philosophy and the minorities were also looked after. There is no historical evidence of the minorities going against Sinhala Buddhist kings or that the minorities were denied any rights and this seals the truth. There was a clear policy set, all people knew what was right and wrong, what was excepted and what was not. Minorities knew that they had to respect the place of the majority and the majority in turn ensured that the minorities lived without feeling segregated.

 The problems that people currently suffer from were all created by the colonial Christian West and these same policies are continuing unhindered and helped by the local agents they have created to function as their surrogates or lascoreens.

The colonial Christian West set policies to drive wedges and created divisions which they helped fan into worse scenarios. The divide and rule policy, Christian missionary education to converted natives, employment to the English convert educated, dividing communities further by manipulating social caste systems, minorities thinking they were better than the majority were just a handful of the divisions the foreign invaders managed to psychologically and emotionally engrave into the minds of the minorities.

 It is in this context that we must view the 50-50 demands by the Tamils, the calls for a separate state with the forming of the Federal party (1949) by an imported Christian arriving from Malaysia (Chelvanayagam). In 1949 the Tamils were enjoying more benefits than the majority Sinhalese Buddhists. Those demanding status for Tamil language were all English speaking, English educated. Did Sri Lanka’s leaders not wonder why it should sign a pact (Bandaranaike-Chelvanayagam) that was designed to address the Sinhala Language policy but ended up diverting towards ‘devolution’? Is this not similar to the Resolutions against Sri Lanka which started off with the last phase of the conflict and now is branching off into all corners invariably hiding a sinister agenda.

 Reconciliation Facts:

There can be no reconciliation unless some hometruths are accepted and acknowledged.

1.    India must accept that the Indian central government clandestinely trained Sri Lankan Tamil youth since 1970s allowing Tamil Nadu to function as a logistics hub to destabilize Sri Lanka.

2.     That India trained Sri Lankan Tami youth in 1970s shows that linking 1983 riots as the reason for Tamil groups to take up arms is false. Therefore, the mechanics of the 1983 riots having the hand of foreign involvement cannot be ruled out.

3.     Tamils must accept that calls to take up arms, derives from the Vaddukoddai Resolution in 1972.

4.     Tamils must also accept that for over 450 years they were beneficiaries of colonial rule which by policy denied the Sinhalese Buddhists and not a single came forward to speak against the injustices to the Sinhalese.

5.     Tamils must also accept that post-independence there was nothing that legislatively, constitutionally denied them that which the Sinhalese were exclusively given. The status of the Sinhalese has remained unchanged since 1505. A handful of Sinhalese in whose hands power rests are not representative of the Sinhalese Buddhists because they wear the hat of multiculturalism and liberal thinking, whereas Tamils and Muslims have politicians that are ever fighting for their rights alone and politicians in power ready to give in to enjoy associated benefits given to politicians.

6.     Tamils must also accept their silence on the LTTE issue and the fact that Tamil homes were open to LTTE use in main cities of the country throughout the conflict. (In this instance we acknowledge the recent provincial council elections where Muslims rejected the Muslim Congress by voting for non-ethnic based political parties.)

7.     Tamils must also accept that they referred to LTTE as ‘our boys’ and a silent nod of approval has never been openly denied.

8.     Tamils must also accept that they have made no effort to come forward even in groups to claim that they do not want to have any part of the TNA’s separatist notions and wish to live amongst the Sinhalese and Muslims.

9.     Tamils must also realize that the entire political solution is a charade that has suited ONLY Politicians (of all political parties). When less than 1/3 of the Tamils live in the North and the rest live amongst the Sinhalese what is the logic of a political solution and on what basis can such be agreed?

10.  Tamils must also realize that it is their own conscience that denies them reaching out because of their emotional ties to a ‘separate homeland’ that stops them from agreeing that what LTTE or the TNA advocated is wrong? While we continue to say all Terrorists were Tamil but all Tamils are not Terrorists, the Tamils need to show that they belong to the latter. In this instance we ask how many think like Arun Thambimuttu or don’t think like him?

11.  The Tamils must also ask themselves how fair it is to continuously make demands when they are well aware that the majority of Sinhalese Buddhists are comparably worse off than the minorities.

12.  How many Tamils objected to the calls by the TNA and its Chief Minister who are unwilling to allow Sinhalese and Muslims to settle in the North when they were well aware that Sinhalese and Muslims were chased out of the North? When 2000 of this 50,000 are helped to return to their original places their leaders chant ‘colonization’ which is unfairly picked up by the international media ” what have the Tamils said to silence TNA and its Chief Minister when they know they have no issues in buying property and living in the South?

13.  Why do Tamils not openly say that Sinhalese and Muslims have every right to settle and purchase land in the North when Tamils are buying land/property in the South resulting in Sinhalese Buddhists occupying less than 50% of Colombo. Is this status quo because the Tamil politicians generate enough publicity to scare Sri Lanka’s politicians from taking a policy stand while not a single Sinhalese Buddhist politician rises to defend the wrong.

14.  How many Tamils have openly acknowledged that the 1983 riots had nothing to do with the Sinhala public and stood up to be counted to say that they were protected by the Sinhalese who took them into their homes and looked after their belongings until they returned?

15.  How many Tamils are willing to accept the unfairness in demands knowing that they have not reciprocated themselves? When the army is falsely accused or rape, militarization of the North why do they privately say they prefer the military to be present in the North but when interviewed by international media/NGOs they say the opposite?

16.  When lakhs of Tamils who left the country using the bogus ‘discrimination’ tag to claim refugee status preferring to go only to western climes, are willing to learn the national language of these nations and sing the national anthem in these foreign languages why do Tamils object to singing Sri Lanka’s national anthem in Sinhalese? The present Marxists calling for the anthem to be sung in Tamil are simply political opportunists who have no vote base and have been rejected by the public and are only fishing for trouble.

17.  When will the world also realize that numerically Tamils number 76million and realize that the background to the present calls for a Tamil homeland rests on the single issue that for such a large number of Tamils there is no country to call their own. However they do not like to accept that Tamil Nadu is that homeland because they know from past experience that no sooner they do call for such India would not allow it which was why India palmed off the trouble to Sri Lanka.

18.  When will the world realize that the Sinhalese as a distinct populace, with an indigenous history, culture and language number only 14.8million and it is this ‘minority’ that needs protection not 76million Tamils. As a endangered ethnic race the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka needs to have protection. Moreover, it is opportune for world bodies to realize that even Indian civilization religions and cultures also need protection from Abrahamic religions that are motivated to dominate the world through conversions and their power of money and political influence.

Divide and rule policies of the colonial invaders dented ties between people and created nomenclatures of majority/minority/race etc has attributed largely to the conflicts that prevail throughout the third world. The policy of all colonial invaders were to plunder lands, convert people to Christianity/Catholicism, educate the converted natives in English and systematically change the replace indigenous native culture with the western culture so that they clone a new set of people who would willingly follow their ideals. It was to this lot of cloned natives who were English speaking and converted to Christianity and upheld the Western cultures and attire that post-independence leadership was handed to. All leaders who were national, charismatic and showed signs of challenging western agendas were eliminated by assassination ” Patrice Lumumba (Congo) and Aung San (Myanmar) are just 2 examples.

 Decades post-independence in countries that are said to have been given ‘independence’ there is really nothing to be grateful to the West about. Our nations were forcibly taken, our nations were plundered and our nations were systematically destroyed. The troubles we face are what the Christian West nations sowed during their illicit and illegal rule. They left our nations have introduced international legal systems that suited the West and could be manipulated by the West. They introduced an international trade system that again was manipulated by the Christian West and designed to keep the nations they illegally occupied forever in debt and strife. Their mechanizations are made easier by keeping the people divided through the agents of 5th columnists and sepoys ever ready for personal favor and remunerations to forsake their own. They created the notion of majority-minority so they could play each against the other.

Never have the majority indigenous races demanded reverse discrimination. The majority is being used as a battering ram to forward the agendas of the neocolonialists.

 It is now time that the Sinhalese demanded reverse discrimination for never have the grievances of the Sinhalese taken any podium space or had the attention of a single rights activist/media channel or even politicians.

Be that as it may any form of reconciliation cannot be one-sided and with only the Sinhalese having to extend the hand of goodwill and giving ” it is no better a time for the minorities to realize that in terms of loss it is the Sinhalese Buddhists who have suffered far more than any others throughout the rule of occupation. The minorities need to also understand that they need to empathize with the Sinhalese Buddhists and their plight as well.

11 Responses to “REVERSE DISCRIMINATION FOR SINHALESE : RECIPROCATION BY TAMILS”

  1. SA Kumar Says:

    Shenali D Waduge

    REVERSE DISCRIMINATION FOR TAMILS : RECIPROCATION BY SINHALESE

    We live together last 2,500 years & will for atleast 3,000 more years !

    so Why this kolaveri machan !!!

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Tamils are CONGENITAL RACISTS.

    Only a VERY FEW managed to escape from that CONGENITAL DEFECT.

    The Tamil VERSION of Hinduism and Christianity DON’T help them either.

    But the bigger problem is Sinhalese give in to these STUPID demands. But the Canadians don’t. So the real problem is with Sinhalese who want to be the KIND HEARTED WOMAN.

    Make Sinhala and English ONLY national languages.
    Make Sinhala ONLY official language.
    SCRAP 13 amendment.

    Then Tamilians will FALL IN LINE like in Canada. NOT otherwise.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo … Shenali!

    You have exposed these WAILING VICTIMS for who they really are: HYPOCRITES and BIGOTS waving DOUBLE STANDARDS aloft!

    Only the current Australian Government is able to Penetrate the Veil of Falsehoods spun by the Eelamist Tamil Diaspora to THIS UNDENIABLE TRUTH: These are Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing inflicting a MASSIVE CON JOB on the Gullible West!

  4. stanley perera Says:

    Shenali, Your patriotism is highly admired. But truh of the matter is that our own Sinhalayas are the main problem. We as a patriotic group split our hair to convince the world that it is the Sinhalayas are the ones who are being victimised, furthermore the international community have already bought over by the Tamil propaganda. Take Vaasuwa, he will be the first to betray Sinhalese, then comes the Baahuwa and other traitors. How long can we go on defending our Sinhalayas. I am getting old. But I can’t keep my ears and eyes shut. We have to accept the fact that Sinhalese are an endangered species. I cannot see the reality existing with our corrupt Kuddas at Battaramula.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    This is today’s island.lk editorial.

    “India’s refusal to vote for the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC has riled Tamil Nadu politicians, especially Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha, beyond measure. But, her biggest worry is not the Centre’s U-turn in Geneva, we reckon. Instead, it must be the post-Geneva sea change in Sri Lanka’s policy towards Indian poachers.

    There were serious allegations that Tamil Nadu fishermen who crossed the IMBL suffered harassment and even assault at the hands of the Sri Lanka Navy. But, today, the Rajapaksa government is treating poachers like crossovers from the Opposition! They are received by the Navy with open arms and treated to snacks and soft drinks in Sri Lankan waters, we are told.

    Instead of sending flowers to Indian leaders for dissociating themselves from the Geneva resolution and their criticism thereof, the Sri Lanka government has apparently chosen to say it with fish!

    Indian fishers and their craft in Sri Lanka’s custody have been released. Now, Jayalalitha, who failed to pressure the Centre to vote for the Geneva resolution, is without an issue to flog to whip up anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in her state and gain political mileage. It’s been a double whammy for her, a wag says. Poor Vaiko and others of his ilk must be in the same predicament, unable to rally fishermen’s support for protests against Sri Lanka.

    The poor northern fisherfolk who have lost their livelihood owing to poaching must be wondering what on earth is going on. The Tamil Nadu politicians have been encouraging the plunder of their fish while pretending to champion their rights. (Is it that depriving someone of his or her livelihood does not amount to a serious human rights violation?) The TNA, which won the Northern Provincial Council by promising to solve northerners’ problems, has chosen to ignore fishermen’s plight as it does not want to antagonise Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi. Worse, the government which promised tough action against illegal fishing the other day has opted to pamper poachers for diplomatic reasons.”

    -island.lk

    When a parasite eats another parasite we have ONE LESS parasite.

    As long as TN fishermen ROB fish from SL TAMIL fishermen, DON’T stop them. The ENEMY within is far worse than the enemy in TN. Stuff the enemy within first.

    SL Tamils got it 3 times for supporting UNHRC resolution against SL.

    1. their relatives’ diaspora groups – BANNED terrorist groups now.
    2. their fish robbed by their TN relatives.
    3. their beloved Endia deserted them.

  6. Christie Says:

    Time for the victims of Indian colonialism and imperialism to fight for freedom.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lankan near history from the time of Colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch & British, has brought massive changes to society in Lanka. Today, in order to survive, we have to adapt to these changes brought in by Colonists, Cold Wars, Caste & Class structures, attitudes in changing times and environmental changes as well. Also, the Plantations Industry with the tea & rubber industries brought in by Colonists and requiring manual laborers (importing Tamil low caste labor from Tamil Nadu), is now changing to a more industrialized society. All these are challenges to be faced and must be faced with logic, high awareness and caution.

    The identity of the majority of people in Lanka lies in language (Sinhala) and religion (Buddhism). The general feeling is that both these identifiers are under ‘attack’ due mainly to various elements seeing them as ‘soft, pliable and removable’. But in reality this is not the case. Buddhism cannot be ‘removed’ for it is the Truth/God’s laws itself. In fact, the Core Teachings of every religion is similar. But religions have been distorted beyond recognition these days for economic & power gain reasons. The imported Economy and ways of livelihoods have taken over other aspects of society. This has happened in every country.

    What do we do to counter this sense of insecurity ? Here are some suggestions. Comments welcome. Please add to this list.

    * Legal means have to be used to counter the sense of insecurity. To this end ILLEGAL MIGRATION into Lanka should not be tolerated and the SAARC rule of ‘visa on entry’ removed. Deport identified illegal migrants. Terrorism & Separatism must be met with seize of property of the perpetrators (6-A). The Law of the land must be imposed without fear or favor.

    * Sri Lankans should REFUSE to get involved in Cold Wars and preparations for Cold Wars. This island nation is too small and Cold War participation DIVIDES the Nation in juvenile, silly but dangerous ways. Sri Lanka is a NON ALIGNED NATION and should proclaim this truth to the whole world, loud and clear. Make it very clear that Sri Lanka is NOT going to get involved in Tamil CASTE Wars either.

    * Be as SELF SUFFICIENT as we can get, in every way possible.

    * The Education system changed and geared to the needs of the country and for jobs abroad. Use English as the strong link language. English is the language of the computer and invaluable in Education. Teach Science subjects in English from Grade 9 onwards. Learning by rote has to stop – kids must learn to think for themselves. Education for Survival is the modern way to go. It should be such that there is no need to change ones religion in order to get a ‘good education’.

    Beyond Language and Religion, we have to Survive.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sri Lankan near history from the time of Colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch & British, has brought massive changes to society in Lanka. Today, in order to survive, we have to adapt to these changes brought in by Colonists, Cold Wars, Caste & Class structures, attitudes in changing times and environmental changes as well. Also, the Plantations Industry with the tea & rubber industries brought in by Colonists and requiring manual laborers (importing Tamil low caste labor from Tamil Nadu), is now changing to a more industrialized society. All these are challenges to be faced and must be faced with logic, high awareness and caution.

    The identity of the majority of people in Lanka lies in language (Sinhala) and religion (Buddhism). The general feeling is that both these identifiers are under ‘attack’ due mainly to various elements seeing them as ‘soft, pliable and removable’. But in reality this is not the case. Buddhism cannot be ‘removed’ for it is the Truth/God’s laws itself. In fact, the Core Teachings of every religion is similar. But religions have been distorted beyond recognition these days for economic & power gain reasons. The imported Economy and ways of livelihoods have taken over other aspects of society. This has happened in every country.

    What do we do to counter this sense of insecurity ? Here are some suggestions. Comments welcome. Please add to this list.

    * Legal means have to be used to counter the sense of insecurity. To this end ILLEGAL MIGRATION into Lanka should not be tolerated and the SAARC rule of ‘visa on entry’ removed. Deport identified illegal migrants. Terrorism & Separatism must be met with seize of property of the perpetrators (6-A). The Law of the land must be imposed without fear or favor.

    * Sri Lankans should REFUSE to get involved in Cold Wars and preparations for Cold Wars. This island nation is too small and Cold War participation DIVIDES the Nation in juvenile, silly but dangerous ways. Sri Lanka is a NON ALIGNED NATION and should proclaim this truth to the whole world, loud and clear. Make it very clear that Sri Lanka is NOT going to get involved in Tamil CASTE Wars either.

    * Be as SELF SUFFICIENT as we can get, in every way possible.

    * The Education system changed and geared to the needs of the country and for jobs abroad. Use English as the strong link language. English is the language of the computer and invaluable in Education. Teach Science subjects in English from Grade 9 onwards. Learning by rote has to stop – kids must learn to think for themselves. Education for Survival is the modern way to go. It should be such that there is no need to change ones religion in order to get a ‘good education’.

    Beyond Language and Religion, we have to Survive.

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    read as : “Terrorism & Separatism must be met with seizing of property of the perpetrators – (6-A)”.

  10. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    18. “When will the world realize that the Sinhalese as a distinct populace, with an indigenous history, culture and language number only 14.8million and it is this ‘minority’ that needs protection not 76million Tamils”

    The world will not as long as the Sinhalese voice is not strong enough. Even Tamils are rather an unknown culture to most of the world. Those who do know about Tamils are those who have heard the Tamil propaganda machine.

    The “world” is more aware of the American blacks than the numerically more populace Tamils because the American blacks have used the media and the position of the US to make themselves relevant. It is amazing how much the “world” does not know and does not care to know, including issues in their own back yards.

    World grabbing issues include
    -making Buddhism a state faith of Sri Lanka and enforcing the laws of a Buddhist state on non Buddhist visitors. by demanding from them that they comply to the laws and principles of Buddhism when in Sri Lanka.
    -Play a greater cultural role in world issues. the Sinhalese Buddhist Sanga can make a great difference in making an imprint upon the world on the Sinhalese people and Buddhism.
    -World bodies such as the UNHRC to the UN to any other body must recognize the central role Sri Lanka including the Sinhalese Buddhists play. Do not bow to christian based Western regulations but force them to bow to Buddhist Sinhalese culture.

    Right now the West is in a cultural and economic decay of great magnitude. Many in the West are seeking that intangible asset of faith and hope. Many are finding it in Buddhism but not from Sri Lanka which has been hijacked by the Sri Lankan Hindu Tamil Diaspora. Sri Lankan Buddhism can play a greater role in promoting the teachings of the Buddha which is now seen as the philosophy of the future.

    Buddhism in China alone is the fastest and largest faith. the Pali division of Chinese Buddhism is one of the branches on the rise. Again Sri Lankan Buddhism which is based on the Pali language can play a greater role in the rising powr of China and by that the world.

    The concept that the Sinhalese Buddhists are a minority in the face of South Indian Hindus must be dispelled for tens of millions of South Indian Hindus are also Dalits living a life of hopelessness and desperation. It is here that Sri Lankan Buddhist conversions should elevate the plight of so many million of lives damned by the caste system of Hinduism. An Indian would rather convert to a faith born in India and by that be liberated of the horrors of the Caste system than be converted to a foreign faith.

    The only way the Sinhalese Buddhists would make a presence is by taking a pro active stand for the world is too large and too apathetic to care about any nation or any group unless they take the offensive to be recognized.

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    I would like to thank Shenali for listing the Grievances of the Sinhala people.

    ————-

    BW,

    Sri Lankan Buddhists have to first recover from the onslaught of Colonisation, Cold War and Tamil Caste/poverty wars before they can even hope to tackle the problems of Dalits of India (& Tamil Nadu). There are sufficient Buddhists in India at present to help others in need there. Sri Lankan Buddhists ought to concentrate on Sri Lanka first and then move outward.

    They have to first feel the sense of Security that Sri Lanka is their homeland and they have adapted to the modern life styles (rural folk) while keeping their value systems intact. They have to feel that they are in charge of their daily lives and their destiny. In short, they have to feel secure and make it their business that others of Lanka feel the same. Also, they need to feel Self Sufficient as much as is possible.

    In turn, the onus now is really on the others of Lanka to make the Sinhala Buddhists also feel secure.

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