The lascoreens / sepoys continue to betray Sri Lanka
Posted on July 5th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge

Lascarins (or Lascareen or Lascoreen or Lascarine) (Sinhala: ලස්කිරිඤ්ඤ laskirigngna) is a term used in Sri Lanka to identify indigenous soldiers who fought for the Portuguese during the Portuguese era (1505–1658) and continued to serve as colonial soldiers until the 1930s. In other words Lascarins are those who fought on the side of enemy against their own people. There was also the term sepoy used for natives who worked for the colonial army. Lascoreens and sepoy are loosely used to describe people who went against their nation to serve the enemy for money and other perks. They were often known for their servitude to the white man. The call to decolonize colonized minds draws from the need to break away from thinking that the world’s solutions lie with only the white race, worshipping the white race and the realization that to build up one’s own country one needs to first feel proud of it, to not only feel proud to be a native but resolve to serve the nation not to surrender one’s nation. The challenge to the Sinhale nation is to make sure Sri Lanka does not become a South Korea or Maldives both nations formerly Buddhist.

Thriving civilizations fell when search for trade discovered land. Desire to acquire land became violent leading to nations being colonized and people becoming indentured servants or slaves. It was from the sweat of these natives and the resources stolen from their lands that the wealth of European nations was built. None of the rights that these nations preach to us were relevant when they descended on our lands and took away by force what was ours. Years after, these nations that have built their empires impoverishing nations while introducing policies that have kept nations in systematic debt and plagued with conflict pretend they had no role in what these countries suffer. Not only have they ruined nations but they have through the systems they introduced nurtured generations of people drawn to and drowned in a mentality that makes them think there is no better race than the white man.

When foreign colonial invaders landed in Sri Lanka a strategy quickly adopted was to hire locals to defend the Portuguese interests. There were people who worked for the enemy in the same manner as now. Almost all of the Lascarins were Catholic converted Sinhalese and some were Tamils. These lascorins were given ranks – Mudali, Mohandiram, Arachchies, Kankanis. There were also instances of lascorins changing sides. The famous battle of Gannoruwa can be given as an example. Lascorins had taken part on both sides during the Dutch-Portuguese war as well. The British empire was also built upon the Indian sepoy army performing the similar role to what the lascorins played in Sri Lanka. Indians volunteered to fight on behalf of the very nation that colonized them and made up the biggest volunteer force during World War 2.

Fast forward to the present we can see that land and profit are again the components that are driving the same Western nations to give handouts to purchase natives and get them to betray the nation. It is a case of history repeating.

Essentially, many of the voices seen today with locals chanting Western slogans of human rights, democratic norms, secularism, multiculture etc are from mouthpieces that have dollars and pounds tied to them. They are simply empty rhetoric attempting to fish in troubled waters when the foreign elements not only fund dissent but they are also fund the other side in what is a clear case of fictitious ‘concern’ for the people.

We will never know if the first stone thrown in Aluthgama was actually funded or whether similar other spontaneous incidents have all been planned and there is every reason to suspect given that these foreign nations out to overthrow and completely destabilize nations are upto mischief riding on the theme of democratic values and freedoms.

When we are told to follow diplomacy and decency these very western nations shake hands with leaders and behind the scenes fund organizations that are handsomely paid to buy over locals and brainwash them and incite them to create mayhem. We see these events happening before our very eyes. We become susceptible as a nation because there are people who would do anything for money. It is easy to tap people who have no morals, who have no love for the nation and no love for its people. They care only about themselves and are selfishly inclined to work with the enemy. We do not need to go far or be prompted to know who these people are.

Sri Lanka is at a crucial juncture. As a nation we can be proud that we have amongst us people patriotic enough to defend the nation. They defended the nation then throughout all attempts to invade Sri Lanka and they defended the nation against the LTTE. There are some Colombians who find it difficult to fathom why the country are so indebted to the ranaviruwo primarily because their focus is only on themselves and because they see nothing good in Sri Lanka and nothing that they wish to protect.

At this crucial time wherein it is obvious that even the UN is today compromised it is no time for petty politics and desire to politically take power. The advice is relevant for both ruling politicians and those in opposition as well. They must at all times remember that money disbursed to political parties, politicians to help them overthrow ruling governments is not because they love them any better but because they think that their choice of politician and political party would give to these foreign powers the much wanted access to the country for them to control along their agendas. We know how far the CFA betrayed the territory of the nation and such should not be repeated just to remain in power.

Politicians with lack of education and knowledge may not be able to understand the political scenarios taking place globally but they should realize that they need to all get their act together to ensure that the country does not fall because of their personal agendas, their lust for power and money and their desire to please the white nations of the West.

The Sri Lanka press has erred, its editors have failed to guide the nation, newspapers never championed the defeat of the LTTE, they never took up causes on behalf of the nation and today we see how far the Sri Lanka press has been compromised. The External Affairs ministry and key officers have fallen prey as well. Their slogan is always to follow a bayagulla policy, one of appeasement and never to take a forthright stand for the nation. We have scores of politicians ready to even divulge the names of Sri Lanka’s intelligence just to fill a bank account. There are even public officials working from the pockets of the West.

We cannot go on with the blame game. We know who the agents of the West are, we know how handsomely they are being paid to betray the nation. We can also contemplate the tactics they would use in Sri Lanka as these destabilizing operations all follow a common template. A good study of how the West operates will divulge exactly what is in store for Sri Lanka.

What we now need to do is to ensure that the country does not fall. In order to do that the GOSL must show clarity in governance. There are some areas that the GOSL has lacked leadership in, there are statements that need to be made and facts that need to be clearly stated. It is because things that need to be said and cleared that are not said and left ambiguous that all the cats and dogs are now demanding pieces of Sri Lanka for themselves. This is where the foreign agents know that differences prevail and what they are doing is only to manipulate an already unresolved issue. All foreign destabalizers succeed because the rulers fail to address and solve problems and issues that need to be solved but are not solved because politicians make personal remunerations from them.

We need to now set stories straight. We need to realize that the country is facing the biggest hurdle in history. We need to now stand together as a nation. The minorities need to also realize that the majority have been magnanimous to them far more than Sri Lanka’s majority has been treated in other nations. It must also be held that this nation was built by a Buddhist civilization and the ethos of the Sinhale Buddhist in a Sinhale nation must prevail. Politicians that rule a nation for a term cannot for personal compulsions, power politics change that status quo, neither can external parties that introduce new concepts and insist countries adopt them. There is a heritage, history, culture, ethos that needs to be maintained and fostered. It is the prerogative of the custodians of power to ensure that these aspects are not diluted, not compromised, not destroyed and not bargained in exchange for their personal glory and power. 

14 Responses to “The lascoreens / sepoys continue to betray Sri Lanka”

  1. Leela Says:

    In Sri Lanka it has become a privilege to be a minority and therefore a fashion now. They criticize our heritage, history, culture, and ethos relentlessly. Our mistake has been to drop history from our school curriculum. Instead, we should have added our ethos to it.

  2. Nanda Says:

    “In Sri Lanka it has become a privilege to be a minority and therefore a fashion now. They criticize our heritage, history, culture, and ethos relentlessly.”

    Very true and very simply summarises how the stupid political system runs.
    We have to turn this upside down and create our own brand of democracy where democratic rights of the indigenous should be established correctly , to hell with human rights of the lascoreens and Endians and Jihadists who claim thousands of years of false ownership.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Agree with Leela.

    I think the MOST FOOLISH thing was NOT pushing hard on SINHALA ONLY of 1956. Had it been implemented like English in England, USA, Canada, Australia or French in France or German in Germany or Mandarin in China, etc., etc. we would NOT have these problems.

    Misplaced sympathy stuffed SL up.

    Hitha honda gaani emathaama budding!

    2015 will be a GREAT year for all these MFs. Tamilians will celebrate the 800 anniversary of MAGHA (Tamils think he was a Tamil and started the Jaffna kingdom). Muslims will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Muslim riot. Colombians will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the fall of Sinhale.

    A very bad year for Sinhalese unless they show who is the boss.

  4. Nanda Says:

    The problem is current boss showing his tail between legs, covering his tiny balls.

  5. AnuD Says:

    Leela is right.

    Firstly, Sri Lanka was governed, after english men, by kalusuddhas who were the interpreters of the British governors of Sri Lanka. Solomon Dias, SWRD, DS, Junius Richard J or Percical Rajapakse – none were true Sinhala buddhists.

    So, it is a difficult way.

    Unfortunately, anagarika dharmapala like people did not want to become Prime minister or he did not raise a generation of Sri Lankan Presidents.

    So keep on fighting. WE might reach there.

  6. AnuD Says:

    We need to now set stories straight. We need to realize that the country is facing the biggest hurdle in history. We need to now stand together as a nation.


    You are right.

    Sangha members who are involved in politics have some role. Reach to people irrespective of the ethnicity or the religion. Follow Buddha.

    Others explain to people the true situation of the Sinhala buddhists.

    don’t live in the past. Live in the moment and understand the present situation.

  7. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Lokk at what happened to India !!
    India was already a highly “developed” and advanced civilization for 4000+ years when Rothschild’s sea pirates stepped on Indian shores. Rothschild’s sea pirates began landing on the shores of India and started setting up armed forts at various places such as Chennai. The Rothschild family owned the trading company British East India Company. East India Company indulged in outright, shameless thievery . In 1600, the East India Company was granted the Charter to trade with India. After conquering Bengal in India, the Rothschilds set up a notoriously corrupt system of administration, whose sole objective was to shamelessly plunder the countless riches of Bengal which was the richest province in the entire world during that time. Bengal was literally turned into a graveyard of death and desolation… Millions of Bengalis were eliminated through the spread of diseases like the bubonic plague. In 1757 at the Battle of Plassey, Clive and British troops secured Bengal under the control of the East India Company. The Nawabs and the Rajahs and Zamindars were robbed of their priceless treasures.The Rothschilds then moved this entire horde of tons of gold looted from the people of Bengal to London. It was with this gold looted from Bengal that the Rothchild family set up the privately owned Bank of England. In the decades that followed, the Rothschild banking family set up the Federal Reserve Bank of America which to this day indulges in day light robbery of the American people. The Rothschilds then set up the World Bank, the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements. The Rothschilds use banks such as the World Bank, the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements to institutionalize the robbery of the third world
    Banks such as Citibank and Standard Chartered bank etc. were also set up with the secret support of the Rothschilds to continue the robbery of third world and Indian people.
    When Indians revolted in the year 1857, they were told that the East India Company was abolished and India will be administered directly by the CROWN. What most of the Indians do not know to this day is the fact that CROWN does not mean the King or Queen of Britain but a privately owned Corporation of London headed again by the Rothschilds who owned the East India Company Indians were tricked and cheated with a simple name change game! The exploitation and robbery of India, its resources and people continued till 1947 under this CROWN.
    In 1947, India and its people were again tricked into believing that we were granted “Independence” through the complicity of Pandit Nehru.

    Under secret orders from the Rothschilds given to him through his Jewish girl friend Edwina Mountbatten – a close relative of the British Queen, Nehru turned India and its people into rag tag clad beggars by aligning India with the Soviet Union which was another creation of the Jewish bankers. You must not forget that today the richest people in the country are undoubtedly the politicians who continue their thievery and robbery of India for the East India Company Rothschilds banking family as their front-men.

    The Rothschilds are now married into the British Royal Family and many aristocratic families of Europe. The Kohinoor Diamond which was robbed by Robert Clive was presented to the British Queen.The Bank of England which was set up through the thievery of gold from Bengal and the rest of India was also able to finance other banks such as Citibank and Standard Chartered bank. The East India Company bankers are using these multinational banks to rob the people of India now.

  8. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    James Wilson (founder of The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China) was sent to India to establish the tax structure, a new paper currency and remodel the finance system of India after the revolt of 1857. Transactions in the opium trade generated substantial profits for Chartered bank.The same year (1853) The Mercantile Bank of India, London and China was established in Bombay by the Parsis who were the middle men for the East India Company. Later, the Bank also became one of the principal foreign banknote issuing institutions in Shanghai; which we know today as the HSBC Bank.Drug trafficking and the gold looted from India, Portugal, Brazil, China, Burma and other countries laid the foundations of the modern Monetary System controlled by Rothschild Family.

    In its day, the Rothschild Family owned East India Company occupied and manipulated the interstices of a truly global economy. Tea from China was bought with opium from India; Indian and later British textiles made from cotton grown in India purchased slaves in west Africa, who were sold in the Americas for gold and silver, which was invested in England, where the sugar harvested by the slaves ensured a booming market for the tea from China.

  9. aloy Says:

    NT, The clock has turned a full circle since then; who control major industries in the UK?, it is Indians. They have become so much powerful that they even thumb their nose to Billary Clinton in public.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    Breaking news. Muslims declare Caliph including SL which ranges from north Africa to SL and Endia. The name for the region SL is in is KHURASAN.

    Now which fool can DENY there are JIHAD junk in SL.

    Even cricket is invaded by Jihadists!

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Jihadists always blame ISRAEL for their OWN problems.

    IF Zionists are behind the miseries of Muslims, well done Zionists. SL must copy them. LTTE and Jihad blame Zionists for giving SL Kfirs, UAVs, Dvora boats, Gabriel missiles, SPIKE missiles, STF training, SF training, SBS training, etc.

    Zinhalese should be as strategic as Zionists.

  12. Nanda Says:

    Zinhalese should be as strategic as Zionists with a heart.

  13. AnuD Says:

    I heard a similar story in Canada.

    Ottawa was a NAtive american Tribe lived in that region. when europeans invaded that area, on purpose, they threw pieces of cloths that were from patients who had Small Pox. Whole tribe was wiped out. I think, that was not the only tribe that was wiped out because of the invader’s use of “biological War fare”.

  14. AnuD Says:

    Shenali and others:

    It is enough we stayed as buddhists. Even Christians and Muslims ask us to behave as Buddhists. Because, they know their job is not over yet.

    What they are saying become Dodo birds until we finished hunting you.

    The best thing is to teach the Sinhala buddhists what they went through. It should be started at the community level. It is better, if the school books can teach the true history. It is important for children to know that.

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