The Messenger & The Scribe
Posted on February 5th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean

LankaWeb has come a long way since the inception.

From a proverbial gossip column to a respected serious journal, well moderated, with a band of civilised, cultured contributors.

Opinions differ amongst the Scribes, but decent civility has been an important virtue amongst the clan.

To my surprise I found that apart from the local and expatriate Sri Lankan supporters, sympathisers,  readers & contributors, there are independent observers in many countries who read LankaWeb several times a week.

Without going into detail, some even mentioned, in a positive manner, their opinion on a few contributors, which I take this opportunity to mention.

Top of the pile is-;

H.L.D.Mahindapala – For his analytical approach in detail. Readable prose, well presented as an experienced journalist.

Ms Shenali Waduge – Patriotic Buddhist Sinhela lady, aggressive but interesting style.

Lorenzo – Changed the sides but that is exactly how it should be. Patriotic, factual, interesting, always there.

Charles S. Perera – Good contributor.

M D P  DISSANAYAKE – Adds colour to publications.

Prof. Hudson McLean – Supporter of Sinhela with no limits and with a negative zero-tolarent attitude towards Tamil mindset per se. LoL!!

One point which was mentioned, more than once, was the overall Sinhela National feeling, with a staunch bitterness towards the ungrateful mindset of the Tamil, in general.

Then a question on how the Christian-Catholic Sinhela should be encouraged to take a more active positive stance towards Unity.

Understandable that until SWRD took power, Ceylon was dominated by the British educated Christian-Catholic Sinhela & Tamil Barristers, LSE Accountants, Sandhurst Colonels, Royal Naval College Admirals & Commodore etc.

Clever SWRD named his new political Party as Sri Lanka Freedom Party, and then changed the name of the Island from Ceylon to Sri Lanka.

Now the nationality sounds as if every single person belongs to the SLFP!!

I personally feel that the time is right for another Change-of-Name to Sinhela. After all, it will sound synonymous with the language Sinhala” and the citizenship Sinhalese”!

Sri Lanka has done the full circle now, and hopefully LankaWeb shall continue to contribute towards keeping an objective watchful eye, to maintain a Unified Sovereign State.

Question to LankaWeb readers! ….

“Should the name Sri Lanka be changed to Sinhela?”

 

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6 Responses to “The Messenger & The Scribe”

  1. SA Kumar Says:

    Change-of-Name to Sinhela – I ungrateful mindset of the Tamil fully agreed with you .
    after all Tamils can call their country Saiva TE(NP) , Muslim can call their Muslim TE(EP) also Estate TamilS can call their Malayaham (Indians TE) why can not 80% Bhuddist Sinhala call their county Sinhela.

    end of the WE all want United Mother Lanka ( We-Tamils know when to go separate that is different mater).

    You moddayas & We sakkiliyar never learned any thing last 2,600 years !!!

  2. L Perera Says:

    Sri Lanka’s economic clock is going into REVERSE..?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    FULLY AGREE PROF!

    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native English speakers is called ENGLAND.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native French speakers is called FRANCE.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Russian speakers is called RUSSIA.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Greek speakers is called GREECE.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Japanese speakers is called JAPAN.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Chinese speakers is called CHINA.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Spanish speakers is called SPAIN.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Thai speakers is called THAILAND.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Vietnamese speakers is called VIETNAM.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Cambodian speakers is called CAMBODIA.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Italian speakers is called ITALY.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native German speakers is called GERMANY.
    Whereas the country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native SWISS speakers is called SWITZERLAND.

    The country of MOST PERCENTAGE of native Sinhala speakers must be called Sinhale.

    Tamil Nadu must be the Tamil country where 72 million Tamils live, NOT SL which has a Tamil population of less than 3 million (Chennai has more Tamils than SL!!).

  4. Independent Says:

    Not surprisingly dear Professor never mention the name of a Patriot who risks his life on daily basis – no wonder our professor is considered wise by 99% readers.

    I fully agree we should change the name to Sinhale. But some people may argue it should be “Heladiva”.

    Almost all citizens speak Malay in Malaysia which has only 55% Malays.
    Here we have a big fight on Sinhala language in Sinhale which has 70% Sinhala.

  5. Independent Says:

    Prof.,

    One minor mistake ?

    “Clever SWRD named his new political Party as Sri Lanka Freedom Party, and then changed the name of the Island from Ceylon to Sri Lanka.”

    From memory, SWRD did not do that. It was done by his wife, who changed the country to a Republic.

  6. Dilrook Says:

    You are right Independent. It was in 1972 Ceylon officially became Sri Lanka (the name given in some Indian chronicles). The flag was officially changed (although the modern flag did exist before) with the inclusion of Indian stripes. Until 1972 the British Privy Council functioned as Sri Lanka’s supreme court. Severing of ties with Britain was done on Indian advice although it was a good thing. India immediately imposed its rule on Sri Lanka culminating in 1987 Indo-Lanka Peace Accord and 13A.

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