Journalistic Privilege Over-rides Request
Posted on February 19th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean

Dear Contributors & Readers of LankaWeb

A few of you have requested my details a couple of times, which I chose to ignore.

Once again the interest arises!

I have been a contributor  to LankaWeb, almost since its inception, supporting always the Unified Sovereignty of Sri Lanka and the Rights of Sinhala as the predominant citizens.

This is a Non-negotiable Condition, in my book!

As a non-Sri Lankan citizen, Political Parties are Secondary. However, the leadership of the Party and the immediate affiliates are Primary Players, whom I follow.

Some of those who contribute, and specially those who request my details, have not published any verifiable background details of themselves.

Since I am not selling any services or insurances or offer investment or  loans, or invite any readers to participate in any of my corporate activity, I see no reason, or obligation whatsoever to disclose any details of my personal self. I have not accused any member of the community or requested any favours or made demands. Furthermore, I have no intentions to participate in such acts in the future.

As a private citizen, my voluntary or unpaid Mission here is to generate interactive civilised dialogue to promote respectfully, the well-being of the Sri Lankan citizens in general, and the Sinhala community, which I respect, in particular. I am not affiliated with any Sri Lankan Political Party, or hold any assets in Sri Lanka.

I am indebted to LankaWeb for giving me an opportunity to express my independent (somewhat biased) opinion. Most opinions are biased!

The readers may exercise their own considerations whether to read and/or to participate in my expressions, without any obligation.

Maintaining my current position, I do not wish to compromise the safety and privacy of  my colleagues, employees, investors and others who have contributed support and information from Sri Lanka, UK, Australia, USA, Norway, Singapore and many other countries.

I have received dozens of  bouquets & brickbats, including communications specific, with threats to me and my family. And therefore, I remain, by personal choice,in my current position.

 You may Love Me or Leave Me!  Thank you!

 

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36 Responses to “Journalistic Privilege Over-rides Request”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Pen Names: What You Need To Know About Using A Pseudonym by Writer’s Relief Staff

    Many writers use pen names—but there’s a right way and a wrong way to publish your book, stories, poems, or essays under a pseudonym. Actors and artists often use fictitious names, and writers sometimes choose to create under a different persona as well. So how do you know if you should use a pen name or not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of noms de plume for writers? There are several good reasons to use pseudonyms, and there are also some reasons not to.

    Writing under a fictitious name was a very common practice in the eighteenth century, when writers and journalists used pseudonyms to pen controversial or even illegal articles and letters to the editor. Some examples of writers who use pen names: Ben Franklin used this practice extensively, and when he used a pen name, he often created an entire character to go along with it. Dean Koontz and Stephen King, both prolific writers, used pen names at the suggestion of their publishers to avoid overexposure. And George Eliot was actually Mary Ann Evans, who used a male pen name in order to be taken seriously in a male-dominated society.

    These days we enjoy more freedom of expression than ever before, and writing under a pen name is more a choice than necessity. If you’re a new writer, making the decision to use a pen name is probably not top priority for you, unless you fall under one of the categories below. Your job is to focus on your work, not your name; and you want to get exposure, not hide your true identity. As you begin to build up writing credits, think of yourself as a product. Unless your “brand name” truly does not reflect what you want the world to see, there’s no good reason to protect your identity—unless, of course, you’re writing an exposé on the mob.

    Why Use A Pen Name?

    There are several reasons why writers choose to adopt pen names.

    Another author “owns” your name. Your mother was a big fan, and your name is Sylvia Plath.

    Your name doesn’t fit the genre. Bruiser Ratchet or Belinda Blood may want to choose more romantic names to break into the romance genre. (However, Bruiser Ratchet would be a great name for a detective/suspense novel writer, and Ms. Blood’s name suits the horror genre to a tee.)

    You want to conceal your real identity. You’re a prim and proper physics professor at a large university but write erotica on the side—under an assumed name, of course. A pen name would also protect the author from political persecution or prejudice. Imagine writing about homosexuality or even atheism from a personal perspective in the 1950s without using a pen name.

    Your name is too hard to pronounce and/or spell. If your name contains ten syllables and several Xs and Zs, perhaps a shorter, easier-to-spell name would be in order. And if it can be pronounced correctly by the average Joe, that would be good. Remember: easy to say, easy to spell, easy to remember.

    You’ve been burdened with a truly bad name to begin with. Consider Adolf Mussolini. Ima Hogg. Harold Bahls. Mercedes Binns. Tanya Hyde. Rachel Inequality. You get the picture.

    You want to cross genres. Anne Rice, famous for her vampire series, uses pen names for her collections of erotica, and she would probably take up a new one if she wanted to move into Sci-Fi or Westerns.

    You’ve been published before, and sales were not good. In this case, your publisher may suggest a pen name to help boost sales of your new book (and break the association with the poorly received book).

  2. Independent Says:

    Prof,
    Unfortunately you ONCE or TWICE wrote unfriendly words on Mahinda Rajapaksa. That is good enough to condemn you for the whole life.
    That is how you too became a “Drohiya”. You can see how stupid these “learned” people ( actually may be 1 or 2 but all others do not talk against injustice).

  3. Arcadius Says:

    Neela Maha Yodaya:

    Are you suggesting that “Prof. Hudson MacLean” is a pseudonym for a pro-Rajapakse propagandist? If so, I’ll be darned!.

    All these years, I took him to be a white American from Iowa.

  4. lokubanda Says:

    Professor, I believe your background is irrelevant. I enjoy reading your views about politics in Sri Lanka. Please continue writing. Many thanks.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Prof has been mostly fair on the political players of Lanka. We thank him for his knack of hitting the targets and inimitable style of writing. Keep writing, Prof, for many more years to come !

  6. Independent Says:

    HE told us once that he is a Scottish man and Catholic.

  7. Senevirath Says:

    some people think that suggesting counties name should be changed to ”’sinhale ‘ will be challenged by westerners and there by we will have more problems . it had been named as sinhale . that name will show that countries majority is Sinhalese why anybody oppose it even they oppose why should we care —French have their france — Japanese have japan Chinese have china germans have Germany etc .
    tamils have tamil nadu
    anyway westerners and their followers hate Sinhala culture and Theravada budhdhism. are we going to changed these things . rosy senanayake once said that budhism is the problem in sri lanka and now asaad saali accuse Sinhalese having Buddhist flags I n their hands.
    Sinhalese have to have a country which shows their name we should not be scared of westerners and lose everything we have

  8. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    You may love me or leave me is another way of saying “you can kiss me on the lips or you can kiss my @@s”
    Then this Scot writes in this article:
    “I have not accused any member of the community or requested any favours or made demands”
    To which I site the opening salvo of one of his article and it was squarely directed on me:

    “As a firm, unashamed supporter of Patriotic Sinhala Nationalists, I find the response of Mr. Bernard Wijeyesingha Totally Unacceptable, Unpatriotic, will be a fast-track to shed blood!”

    Fellow Sinhalese we have had 30 years of Norwegians telling us terms of peace while they lived the high life and Sinhales died by the thousands. TO DATE NOT A SINGLE ARTICLE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED OUTSIDE OF THE LANKAWEB OF THE MISERY THE SINHALESE HAVE ENDURED, WHILE EUROPEANS DICTATE TO US OF PEACE TERMS THEY KNEW WOULD NEVER WORK? HOW DID THEY KNOW BECAUSE IT DID NOT WORK FOR 30 YEARS, UNTIL RAJAPAKSE KICKED THEM OUT.

    FOR 2 CENTURIES BEFORE THAT THE ENGLISH THEN TOLD US WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG

    NOW WE HAVE A SCOT LEADING THE SINHALESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT AND ACTUALLY SCOLDING ME FOR MAKING AN OPINION. PROFESSOR HGGINS I MEAN McCLAIN HOW DARE YOU? I WILL NOT EVEN TAKE THAT FROM ANOTHER COMMENTER WITHOUT CHALLENGING HIM OR HER.

    MY FATHER’S NAME IS WIJEYASINGHA NAMED AFTER PRINCE VIJAY SINGHA. THE FOUNDER OF THE SINHALESE RACE. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS ANOINTED TO WRITE ARTICLES YOU OWE US WHO YOU ARE IF NOT YOU LEAVE US TO DRAW OUR OWN CONCLUSIONS? ARE YOU A STRAW MAN? A FRONT? WHAT ARE YOU? WHY ARE YOU NOT FIGHTING FOR THE SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE? WHAT ARE YOU DOING DICTATING TO SINHALESE NATIONALISTS AND ON TOP OF THAT STATING IN THIS ARTICLE YOU OWE US NOTHING IN THE SENSE OF WHO YOU ARE.

    YOU EXCUSE YOURSELF BY ACCUSING THE READER OF NOT DOING THE SAME. THEN READ THIS PROFESSOR

    WE ARE NOT THE ONES WRITING THE ARTICLES. YOU ARE. WHO ARE YOU?

  9. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One More thing Professor “hamhocks” or whatever you new name is since god knows who you really are. when you state this in such a pompous manner to the rest of us Sinhalese:

    “I see no reason, or obligation whatsoever to disclose any details of my personal self” This is a Sinhalese Nationalist paper. If this was a Scottish Nationalist Paper and I dressed down a Scottish Nationalist followed with that remark I just quoted I would be railroaded out of Scotland!!!!

    HOPE YOU DO NOT SAY “I see no reason, or obligation whatsoever to disclose any details of my personal self” TO THE SRI LANKAN POLICE. IF YOU WOULD GIVE THEM THAT COURTESY I THINK YOU OWE US SOME INSIGHT INTO WHO YOU REALLY ARE BEFORE YOU VERBALLY ATTACK THE NEXT COMM ENTER.

  10. Independent Says:

    Senevi Ayya,

    “some people think that suggesting counties name should be changed to ”’sinhale ‘ will be challenged by westerners and there by we will have more problems . ….”

    If you are a Sinhalaya , Boudhdya , why don’t you name those people (straightway) without vahen oro ?

  11. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Final comment Professor Hamhocks your article states “Journalistic Privilege Over-rides Request”

    Then you arrogantly and pompously state: “Some of those who contribute, and specially those who request my details, have not published any verifiable background details of themselves.”

    So If I buy a Scottish Nationalist newspaper as a reader I AM OBLIGED TO TELL THE EDITOR ALL ABOUT MYSELF? DO YOU KNOW HOW SILLY THAT SOUNDS. DO YOU KNOW IF I WERE IN SCOTLAND AS A SCOTTISH OF SRI LANKAN DECENT I WOULD BE BARRED FROM THAT NATIONALIST MOVEMENT. I CANNOT EVEN MAKE A COMMENT ON THE
    SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY NEWSPAPER AND HERE YOU ARE NOT ONLY WRITING ARTICLES FOR THE REST OF US STUPID SINHALESE BUT DARING TO DRESS ME DOWN IN YOUR OPENING LINE OF ONE OF YOUR ARTICLES. DARING TO TELL A SRI LANKAN SINHALESE THAT MY COMMENT IS NOT PATRIOTIC ENOUGH FOR YOUR STANDARDS???

    IF TROUBLE EVER BREAKS OUT IN SRI LANKA PROFESSOR YOU HAVE THE LUXURY OF GOING BACK TO SCOTLAND AND NEVER EVER TELLING ANYONE OF WHAT YOU DID IN SRI LANKA WHILE YOU BLEND INTO THAT SOCIETY. BOY YOU DO HAVE IT GOOD DON’T YOU?

  12. Ananda-USA Says:

    I am willing to accept Hudson McLean’s position hat he does not wish to REVEAL any details about himself as a “Professor”.

    But then, I would request him to do the following:

    1. Cease and desist from referring to bloggers at LankaWeb, and taking sides in the debates that arise between them, for or against the opinions that are expressed, in the articles that he writes. We don’t want comments from the PODIUM! If he does not, I would request the Moderator to delete material.

    2. Since he is unwilling to disclose his “professorial” credentials, he should STOP referring to himself as a professor by using “Prof.” in his name when authoring articles, because in this case it is QUITE INAPPROPRIATE and UNSEEMLY to pose as an unverified academic! You can’t have it BOTH WAYS!

    As long as he continues his current practices, he MUST BE CONSIDERED to be fair game for rotten tomatoes hurled at him from the Gallery!

    I hope he would accept and act upon these two constructive suggestions, for I do enjoy reading some of his articles.

  13. Ananda-USA Says:

    3. A FINAL SUGGESTION from me to Hudson McClean is that if he wants to participate in the discussions at LankaWeb, while CONFORMING to my FIRST TWO SUGGESTIONS, then DESCEND from the PODIUM of authorship, and join in the discussions in the Gallery among us commentors, under his own name of Hudson McLean that he uses for penning his articles!

    That would be EMINENTLY EQUITABLE & FAIR by ALL!

  14. Ananda-USA Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha

    Bravo! … and Thank you!

    In your comments above, you have VALIDATED my position on Hudson McLean’s practices as an author:

    1. You have provided one example of Hudson McClean involving himself in the discussions by LankaWeb readers through his own articles. There are many more that I can present in chapter and verse from the LankaWeb archives.

    2. You have supported my contention that those who give themselves Titles, such as “Prof” and “Dr.”, have a minimal responsibility to the readership to verify these Titles to the satisfaction of the readership, or STOP using if they do not wish to provide that PROOF!

    Thank you again for being brave enough to stand on PRINCIPLE!

  15. RohanJay Says:

    Good for you Prof I agree whole heartedly with you. I personally agree with most of what you say and really look forward to your contributions. As you write the English in a very fine manner. I think Sri Lankans on here are picking on you, because of their British Colonial inferiority complex which never left them unfortunately. Personally they are picking on you simply because youre a White Brit. It seems doesn’t matter to them that you have a valid opinion to contribute which express in a very eloquent manner. I for one hope you continue to contribute on this so called Sri Lankan patriotic website. Dear Sri Lankans on lankaweb remember other people from other countries can have patriotic feelings towards the Sri Lankan nation. As Prof Hudson Maclean clearly has shown.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    NeelaMahaYoda,

    I fully accept what you have said about EVERYONE having a right to use a Pseudonym when writing on the Web and elsewhere, for whatever personal reason.

    However, my objections to Hudson McLean’s practices GO BEYOND the EXERCISE of that right, to prevent misleading the readers on the professional credentials of those who author articles. My objections are CLEARLY STATED in my comments above.

    I think you will agree that my objections are well taken, and that I am not alone in sharing that opinion.

  17. RohanJay Says:

    @Bernard W and Ananda USA. You two being a bunch of Hypocrits you two patriots live in the states not in Sri Lanka. I am sure if something happens in SL you will run back to there and have the luxury to live in your luxury villas in Florida or California. Which majority of innocent sinhalese people don’t. So stop picking on the Prof.

  18. Ananda-USA Says:

    RohanJay & lokubanda,

    If you contend that MY criticism of Hudson McLean has ANYTHING to do with his ethnic background; you are DEAD WRONG. It REALLY DOES NOT; I have been COMMITTED ALL MY LIFE to treating people EQUALLY irrespective of community.

    My objections are to TWO of Hudson McLean’s practices, to wit, taking part in the discussions between LankaWeb readers through his OWN articles, and using an ACADEMIC Title of “Prof.” without disclosing either his university/college affiliation or his academic credentials.

    Both of those are IMPROPER & INAPPROPRIATE PRACTICES unworthy of an academic.

  19. RohanJay Says:

    @BW
    you wrote:
    “MY FATHER’S NAME IS WIJEYASINGHA NAMED AFTER PRINCE VIJAY SINGHha
    Here’s a little history lesson, first of all Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhalese I fully support that they have been on the Island for 2500 years that long enough for it to belong totally to Sinhalese, the Prof has said that many times. However don’t delude yourself. Your Prince Vijay was was Colonialist from India, there were people here an aboriginal people, but they were taken over by the colonialist migration of Prince Vijay. In that respect Prince Vijay is no different than any other colonialist throughout history. In fact the the culture of Sri Lanka is an offshoot of the Indian culture which came from the Indus valley Culture, Prince Vijay took this Indian culture and it became the Sri lankan culture. By the way Indus valley culture was part of the Sumeiran Culture and empire about 3500 years ago which stretched from Indus Valley to the British Isles.
    Now the next part you can choose to believe it or not is upto you. Some say the Sumeiran Culture was started by the survivors of Atlantis and Lemuria after the great flood and cataclysems which destroyed the advanced Atlantian-Lemurian civilisation from which all the civilisations of the world are derived. So don’t think BW you’r is any diffrent or special to any other it all comes from the same root.
    Of course chimpanzees, are not going to get what I am saying.

  20. Asanga Says:

    RohanJay,

    Can you please write something that does not come across as a pile of condescending tripe? Please??

    Irrespective of their opinions Mr. BW, Ananda-USA, Neelamahayodaya and others here have been contributing to LankaWeb and doing a yeomen service for a long time.

    Yes I would include Lorenzo, and Prof. Hudson Mclean as well. There is a lot to learn and discern from differing opinions.

    Maybe you are not aware of it, but your writing comes across as highhanded-in the same style- as those American spokespeople who pontificate at a podium to the rest of humanity, on how to be good and decent.

    Maybe that was not your intention, if so, then my apologies. But please still be aware of the interpretation of your words.

    Regards

    A Chimpanzee who does not get it.

  21. Senevirath Says:

    ඉන්ඩි මල්ලී
    රනිල්ට චන්ද්‍රිකාට චන්දෙ දෙන අයත් ශ්‍රී ලනිපයේ වැඩිහරියකුත් සිංහලේ නමින් අපෙ රට නම් කිරීම ගැන අවභෝධයක් නැත . සමහරුන්ට අවශ්‍ය බෝම්බ පිපිරීමක් නැතිව මුදල් හම්බ කර ගෙන් තම දරුවන්ටත් ඔනාමක්රමයක පරගැති අධ්‍යාපනයක් හෝ ලබාදී සුඛෝප භෝගිත්වයට උන්තල්ලු කිරීමය් භුමි පුත්‍ර සංකල්පය පිළිගත්තේ කීදෙනාද ඉතිහාසය දන්නේ කී දෙනාද ශ්‍රී වික්‍රම සිංහල නොවන බවත් ඔහු සිංහල බෞධ්ධය විනාශ කරමින් කල ක්රියාත් වඩුගයන් බුරුතුපිටින් රටට ගෙනවිත් සිංහල අයතීන් උන්ට පාවා දුන් අයුරුත් දන්නේ කී දෙනාදඉතිහාසය ඉගැන්වීම නැවැත්තුවේ බදුද්දීන් නම් මුස්ලිම් කාරයාත් කලවම් ටම්බිමුදලිගේ ජයවර්දනත් බව දන ගන්නට හැකිද ඉතිහාසය ඉගෙන නොගත්තොත් . මයෙත්ත්රීත් මහින්දත් එකතු වී ද්‍රෝහීන්ගෙන් රට ගලවාගෙන බටහිරයන්ට ගතිනොවී ගතයුතු පියවර ගතයුතුය . දෙන්නා අතින්ම වැරදි වී ඇත එහෙත් රනිල්ටත් චන්ද්‍රිකා ප්‍රමුඛ ස්රිලනිපයන්ටත් වඩා ඒ දෙන්නා හොඳය 18 තිබු රැස්වීමේ බලා පොරොත්තුවත් එකය්
    සිංහලේ නමට විරුධ්ධ ”’පුහුල් හොරු පිට අතගාන වා ඇති ”””’දැන් බලමු සටහන් එවයදා කියල
    දේශප්‍රේමීන් වුනත් සමහරුන්ට මේවා ගැන අවභෝදයක් නැති නිසා ඒ යට පහර පිට පහර නොදී ඔවුන් දැනුවත් කරමු .
    මේවා ගැන මම මීට පෙරත් කියා ඇත.මුළු ටටම ජාතක වාදයට හරවන වැඩපිළිවෙලක් අත්‍යා වශ්යය් සමහරු හිතන්නේ අපි විජය ගෙන් පවතින ය කියය් වසර දසදහස් ගණනකට පෙරත් යක්ෂ නාග වැනි මිනිසුන් මෙහිසිටි බවත් ඔවුන්සමග විජයගේ පිරිස මුසුවී පන්දුකාභයගේ කාලයේ සිංහල නමින් ජාතියක් බිහිවූ බවත් විජයගේ පිරිස ඉතා සුලුබවත් දැනගැනීමට අලුත් පුරාවිද්‍යා ගවේශනාත් වරිග පූරනිකාව වැනි පොතුත් කියවිය යුත්ය් .
    විජේසංහ නම ලැබුනේ විජය ගෙන් නම් බර්නාඩ් නම බර්නාර්ඩ් ට ලැබුනේ තවත් අයගෙන් විය හැකිය . එවිදිහටම තමය භාරතීයන් සුළු පිරිසක් සමග ඉපැරණි හෙළයන් මිශ්‍ර වුයේත් කෙසේ නමුත් බර්නාඩ් විජේසින්හත් අද හුඟක් හොඳ සිංහලයෙක් එකය් අවශ්‍ය

  22. Geeth Says:

    Ananda-USA,
    Why are you running away? You owe me an answer. Are you still thinking you are a patriot? Or accept the indisputable fact that you are a paid agent of RAW working day and night to dismantle this forum and give a kiss of death to MR?

  23. Geeth Says:

    Ananda-USA
    Ananda-USA, නාකි කොට්ටෝරුව හෙවත් බත්ගොට්ට RAW,
    Old kottoruwa, The glittering shine of my ABC is more than enough to tame a wild ox like you. Don’t you already feel the heat of it for the first time old bathgotta? But the difference is I don’t have ‘USA,’ at the end of my name like you have. It is understandable that you have learned your ABC from the white uncle visited your house every night when you were very young, and you were learning from him thinking that he was coming only to teach you your ABC. Ha! Ha!! Ha!!! Poor kottoruwa has gotten confused with his ABC now and thinks that “Patriot is a synonym to “bastard.”

    Being the only devil, still you were dancing a ‘thovill’ in Lankaweb. Now I will be here until you Bathgotta being kicked off from the doorway of LankaWeb for the decent people to post their comments without being harassed by you mala-perethaya මල පෙරේතය. You මල පෙරේතය entirely sabotaged the meaningful discussion that we expected to have on articles on this website. Preventing that meaningful debate is exactly the objective of your entire RAW agenda.

    This website was a forum for intellectual discussions and debates before you started sleeping across the door of it. People had robust arguments and meaningful discussions there. Now we can hear only your loud moo and bray.

    Now what do you have to say about my finding that you are fulfilling a contract from RAW? Now you kottoruwa just get lost without sleeping at the doorway of Lankaweb. පැදුරයි කොට්ටෙයි අකුලාගෙන ගෙදර ගිහින් නිදා ගනින් නාකි ගොනා!

  24. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Ananda: Thank you
    Rohan Jay: the entire war was on RACE AND LANGUAGE. THE TAMIL TIGERS MOVEMENT WAS BASED ON RACE AND LANGUAGE TO DIVIDE A NATION.

    Yes my name matters. It matters a lot.
    -that is the main reason for this war, not class division as in the Chinese, Russian and French Revolutions.

    -Do you think that I am here in the US as one of the people? are you insane? I stand out all my life and to this very day I am considered an OUTSIDER BY WHITES AND BLACKS EVEN THOUGH I CAME TO THE US WHEN I WAS BUT A CHILD, DID NOT HAVE ANY OPTION TO DO THAT AND LIVED ALL MY LIFE HERE. Today an American commenter called me an “outsider”

    I tried to come back to Sri Lanka in 2009 with what little money I have. I could not deal with the regulations of Sri Lanka to even entertain the idea of resettling.

    McClain has that option. He can lead the Sinhalese movement as white man, get accolades, scold those he does not agree on a forum such as this and if the situation is terrible for him in Sri Lanka he can go back to the US or Scotland and look like the rest of the people. HE HAS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. I DO NOT.

    instead of engaging me in a debate on a very serious issue he chastises me. Whose “blood will be shed” Sinhalese or Tamil by my comment? So far to date NOT A SINGLE ARTICLE HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO THE BLOOD OF SINHALESE EXCEPT IN THIS FORUM.
    WHILE PLENTY OF ARTICLES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN OF TAMIL SUFFERING IN THAT WAR. SO WHOSE BLOOD IS HE WORRIED ABOUT FOR SO FAR NO ONE SEEM TO GIVE A HOOT ABOUT SINHALESE BLOOD.

    FINALLY YOU OR ANY SINHALESE TRY TO GO TO THE SCOTTISH NATIONALIST PARTY AND EVEN TRY TO MAKE A COMMENT USING A SINHALESE NAME. YOU WILL NOT EVEN BE ALLOWED IN. YOU DARE NOT BE PART OF THEIR MOVEMENT AND I AM QUITE SURE IF YOU CALL ANYONE OF THEM AS A “UNPATRIOTIC PERSON” YOU WOULD BE SUMMARILY KICKED OUT.

    AGAIN: SINHALESE HAD TO PUT UP WITH THE BRITISH BRINGING IN INDIAN TAMILS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE ONGOING PROBLEMS
    SINHALESE HAD TO PUT UP WITH AN ARROGANT NORWEGIAN PEACE GROUP WHO WATCHED THE CARNAGE FOR 30 YEARS WHILE PLAYING PEACE BROKERS AND LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN COLOMBO. IT TOOK RAJAPAKSE TO KICK THEM OUT.
    NOW WE HAVE TO TAKE ANY ABUSE FROM ANOTHER EUROPEAN ON AN ISSUE THAT EFFECTS THE SINHALESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT.

    YES MY FATHER AND HIS FATHER WHO WAS A BUDDHIST AND A BUDDHIST SCHOLAR WHERE BUDDHIST PRIESTS WOULD BRING HIM PALI SCRIPTURES THEY COULD NOT TRANSLITERATE (NOT TRANSLATE) ALSO HAD THE NAME

    WIJEYASINGA OR “VIJEYA SINGHA” AND I AM PROUD OF THAT.

  25. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    One more issue:

    Now this professor is watching us squabble with one another while deftly avoiding questions that any nationalist movement would ask if that person is not a member of that movement. this Professor is not Sinhalese. or remotely connected to us. do you even think any Sinhalese can become a leading voice in any nationalist movement anywhere else in the world, even in India without those members asking the basic information. do you even think any of us can dress down a member of that nationalist party and get away with that? this professor did not even have the courtesy to engage me in a debate but took the liberty to lambaste me. That I will not accept Maybe I will be the one kicked out while he is given laurels. So be it.

  26. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I keep missing this very crucial issue

    Unlike nationalist movements currently going on in Europe or the New world for instance, or those in many Asian countries what makes the Sinhalese Nationalist movement so poignant is that it comes at the very heels of a terrible war, Asia’s longest modern war, and a war where to date ONLY THE TAMIL SUFFERING HAS GOT WORLD PRESS.

    THAT OF THE SINHALESE IS DELIBERATELY SWEPT UNDER THE RUG. our movement which predates the war and now is more important than ever is not simply about Sinhalese Nationalism but the deliberate actions of the world to avoid even a simple article devoted to what the Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka and across the world had to endure because of that war. I am a victim of that war but I do not get the same attention Tamil Expats do. Sinhalese in Sri Lanka do not either.

    In that context the Sinhalese Nationalist movement is a voice for the survival of a people. our culture, our history, all of that could be erased given sufficient time. I will take this opportunity to renounce my Christian faith AND EMBRACE THERAVADA BUDDHISM IF THAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF MY MEMBERSHIP. THE SURVIVAL OF THE SINHALESE IS NOW AN ISSUE. COMPARE THAT TO THE SCOTTISH NATIONALIST PARTY. THEY ARE NOT IN DANGER BUT THEY ARE VERY VIRULENT ABOUT WHO BECOMES A MEMBER OF THEIR MOVEMENT.

  27. Lorenzo Says:

    Usa,

    Long before you and I came here the Prof and teeth were writing here. We came here AFTER the war win.

    You better show them RESPECT.

  28. Lorenzo Says:

    Sorry I meant Geeth. Spell checker!!

  29. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    As for names RohanJay

    It has everything to do with the Sinhalese nationalist Movement.

    We would NOT have anyone named PRABAKARAN, OR JAYALALITHAA OR KARUNANIDHI write articles in this magazine. It will hurt too much

    the war and after the war was nothing BUT ETHNIC ISSUES. IT IS THE ISSUE TO DIVIDE SRI LANKA. If you cannot even recognize that and even think that this magazine is some social place to sip your tea while making silly comments you are wrong.
    this magazine is probably the ONLY place for Sinhalese nationalists to have even a small insignificant voice and names, ethnicity, allegiance do matter in a nationalist movement.

  30. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ado Yakko “Facebook” Lorenzo

    Trying to protect McLean so you can hide behind his support from the PODIUM? As BW asked, Who is McLean…. really? You?

    You, who REVILED President Mahinda the VILEST TERMS is hell of a person to PREACH “Respect” to others!Bah!

    BEGONE! …. EELAMIST HYPOCRITE!

  31. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ado Geek the BATHGOTTA!

    Have you not learned yet that I don’t answer ANYONE’s questions on DEMAND?

    That applies particularly to the UNDERCOVER REGIME CHANGE EELAMIST RAW agents like you, Geek!

    GEEK, dear reprobate, my old hands are in PERFECT shape and well versed in touch typing, thanks for asking!

    Oh, by the way Geek, did you get a chance to brush up your ABC’s and read my comment, reproduced below for your convenience?

    Be sure get permission from your LORD & MASTER Ado Yakko “Facebook” Lorenzo, OK? Don’t want you to get into trouble with hm, do we Geek?

    ……………………………
    Geeth, you said

    “I determined to support MR once again Lorenzo.”!!

    This means that YOU who, in your LACK OF WISDOM & GOOD JUDGMENT, SWALLOWED the PROPAGANDA of the REGIME CHANGE artistes HOOK, LINE & SINKER,RIOTS has the CHUTZPAH to pontificate here as if THAT ERROR IN JUDGMENT is a SIGNAL VIRTUE that we the UNWAVERING PATRIOTS should HONOR, so that you, the GULLIBLE man, can return to the “Fold”.

    What about the GREAT MAJORITY of bloggers at LankaWeb (like Charles and ME) who KNEW & WARNED about the CONSEQUENCES of OUSTING MR to our Motherland, and STUCK by him WITHOUT STABBING MR in the BACK? Now, presumably, you have STABBED YOURSELF in the FRONT and is bleeding in front of us begging for SYMPATHY! Do your comments, so vociferously delivered, deserve a hearing?

    If you have ERRED BADLY … AT LEAST you should the decency to SHUT UP & STOP PREACHING TO THE CHOIR …. don’t you think??

    Or, are you going to FURTHER RATIONALIZE your ERROR ….. with more INCREDIBLE expostulations??

    Of these TWO groups, the FAINT-HEARTED GULLIBLE BACK-STABBERS singing “Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa! Mea Maxima Culpa!” on the one hand, and the WISE STEADFAST PATRIOTS on the other, who should have GREATER CREDIBILITY & ACCEPTANCE? Who, I ask?

    This of course ASSUMES that those who CLAIM to HAVE ERRED, and are now offering RENEWED support for MR/UPFA, are in fact TELLING THE TRUTH and are not themselves HIDDEN UNREPENTANT Anti_Nationalists rebuilding their TATTERED Patriotic credentials to execute a SECOND BACK-STABBING OPERATION!

    So, Geeth, my man … why should BELIEVE you ….. a Johhny-Come-Lately without credentials at LankWeb??

  32. Independent Says:

    I was reading LW since inception in late nineties. Charles, Prof were writing good letters those days.

    I remember Lorenzo, USA Maniac joined after the war ended. Maniac got a kick only after the Malvil Aru win. All these were commentators of Defence Wire.

  33. Ananda-USA Says:

    RohanJay,

    I don’t know about BW, but I live half my time in Sri Lanka, and have SUPPORTED Sri Lankans, contributed to PHILANTHROPHIC activities in Sri Lanka, and INVESTED in Sri Lanka, MORE THAN HALF of my lifetime earnings! Which is a LOT for me. I suppose that in this world, which measures everything by money, that demonstrates my commitment to SL.

    Since you seem to be rather agitated about such things, pray tell me where do you live? What have you done for Sri Lanka in YOUR life? You sound rather YOUNG, and not very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka, so don’t you think you should read more and spend more time in Sri Lanka before taking on those of us who have grown to adulthood in Sri Lanka, and have spent a lifetime helping our Motherland?

    Give it some thought, RohanJay!

  34. Independent Says:

    Geeth,
    What has happen is your right to comment and suggest something has been stolen away by a maniac. You should not get carried away attacking back at him, but please keep on making useful comments. At least we can form a group who could talk sense.
    Buddha said අක්කෝධේන ජිනේ කෝධං, which I find one of the most difficult advice to follow.

  35. Ananda-USA Says:

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha said

    “this magazine (ie., LankWeb) is probably the ONLY place for Sinhalese nationalists to have even a small insignificant voice and names, ethnicity, allegiance do matter in a nationalist movement.”

    Well said …. Very eloquently, I might add!

    That is ALSO why I am still here battling DEVIOUS “War-Games Experts” and EELAMIST HYPOCRITES plying their REGIME CHANGE PROPAGANDA to undermine our Motherland!

  36. Ananda-USA Says:

    Hudson McLean (Note the absence of “Prof.” in my salutation since he has not EARNED IT in my eyes), thanks me for “enlivening LankaWeb” while engaging in PRACTICES UNWORTHY of a man claiming academic credentials!

    That SHOULD NOT EARN HIM FORGIVENESS for his devious transgressions, which I will further expose now, if only to alert the LankaWeb Moderators of his historical role.

    It is CLEAR TO ME that Hudson McLean is NONE OTHER than the EELAMIST Kumar Moses …. also LURKING deep within LankaWeb’s List of Contributors, and publishing fiery articles at LankaWeb from time to time to curry favor with the PATRIOTS.

    If you do an ONLINE SEARCH for either Hudson McLean or Kumar Moses, you will not find ANY INFORMATION about them as REAL PHYSICAL PEOPLE! NOTHING except what they pronounce under these Pseudonyms at blogsites!

    Some of these EELAMIST Pseudonyms were embedded within LankaWeb LONG AGO to hide and develop their “Patriotic” credentials until the TIME ARRIVES to activate them for their TRUE CRUCIAL MISSION: the DESTRUCTION of Sri Lanka as a Unitary Sovereign Nation and the creation of the Racist Apartheid Tamils-Only state of EELAM!

    Why SINGLE OUT Kumar Moses NOW, readers of LankaWeb may ask?

    Well, “Kumar Moses” is the Main Pseudonym of Ado Yakko “Facebook” Lorenzo, also known by many other cover names across online media.

    Ado Yakko “Facebook” Lorenzo (aka Kumar Moses) has the unique distinction of having been identified & restricted in access as a PROPAGANDIST against MR by the LankaWeb Moderator, and being a SERIAL EELAMIST AGITATOR banished from many Sri Lankan web and blog sites, such as Colombo Telegraph and SriLankaDefenceForum, under different Pseudonyms, for PERSISTING in plying his DEVIOUS PROPAGANDA DESTRUCTIVE to Sri Lanka despite being REPEATEDLY warned by website Moderators!

    He has a whole ARRAY of Pseudonyms, some EMBEDDED long ago in PATRIOTIC Websites, with their “Patriotic” credentials CAREFULLY BUILT UP over LONG PERIODS, some as long as 20 years … almost from the beginning of the EELAMIST movement. Therefore, like the SPIES embedded by the nations of Western and Eastern European nations, these LONG TERM MOLES are JEALOUSLY guarded by teams of EELAMISTs and their AVATARS!

    The COVER PERSONALITIES of some of these “Pseudo-Patriots” in disguise are “moderate” by DESIGN, while others are Vociferously supportive of Patriots and Sinhala people, while claiming they are actually from minority communities in Sri Lanka, and seem to be STRIDENTLY Anti_Tamil … even Racist … like “Kumar Moses” and Ado Yakko “Facebook” Lorenzo. The VOCIFEROUS Pseudonyms have SHORT-TERM impact until they are EXPOSED and DENIED access.

    Both “Kumar Moses” and “Lorenzo” claim to be “Tamil Anglican Christians” ALSO having some Jewish family connection. As such, they are also STRIDENTLY Anti-Muslim and Pro-Israel. The idea is that by “being Tamil” they instantly gain increased VALUE to the “Patriots”, more than if they were a “garden variety Sinhala Patriots”, just as “Karuna Amman”, a “genuine Tamil” defector from the LTTE, was valuable to Gota in achieving the destruction of the Tigers. While we WELCOME TRUE DEFECTORS from the EELAMIST SCOURGE, we MUST IDENTIFY & EXPEL the HIDDEN 5th-ColumnistsING their TIME to spring from hiding. If you research their pronouncements at LankaWeb in its archives, you will see how STRIDENTLY EXTREMIST, and Anti-Tamil and Anti-Eelamist”, they have been; it is ALL a FARCE, a DEEP PLOT to FOOL the Patriots into DOING their BIDDING!

    When a KNOWLEDGEABLE Patriot RISES TO EXPOSE them, a team of AVATARS descends on that site, all with different “PERSONALITIES” carefully constructed to seem genuine, but all instructed to CONFRONT and DEFUSE whatever the PATRIOT Exposes!

    We saw that in MANY of the AVATARS who recently invaded LankaWeb, BEFORE & AFTER of the Presidential Election, to AID & ABET the Main Eelamist to maintain his cover and provide a support base. Some even adopt names and personalities that seem intrinsically Sinhala, often spouting Buddhist gatha, and wrting in Sinhala script. Very often they begin with espousing the very same goals that TRUE PATRIOTS do. Once they have established a modicum of “patritic credentials” the tone and the goals advocated shift gradually to underming the sOLIDARITY & UNITY of the majority Patriotic community.

    These people are very difficult to detect and oust in the early stages, but as they gang up against true Patriots, and advocate directions, methods and goals that DEFY our collective commonsense & experience gained in the last 30 years, and CLEARLY IDENTIFIED as not in the National Interest of Sri Lanka, they LOSE GROUND and DISAAPEAR from the scene.

    But that only demolishes the usefullness of that SHORT-TERM AVATAR, which is immediately REPLACED by another with a slightly different persona, but has and pursues the same goals.

    What you are seeing now, is thie PROGRESS of this PROCESS of introduction, increasing activity, loss of credibility, and hasty departure of SHORT-TERM AVATARS, while LONG-TERM IMPLANTS like Kumar Moses, Hudson McClean and even Lorenzo carefully avoid FULL EXPOSURE and EXPULSION!

    In the meantime, Hudson McLean, Kumar Moses and Lorenzo FIGHT as hard as they can, introducing seemingly independent NEW commentors chiming in to support them, to PRESERVE EVERY advantage that LankaWeb gives to undermine the very MISSION of LankaWeb.

    Accordingly, Hudson McLean invokes “Freedom of Speech” not only in the body of his articles, but also in the footnotes praising LankaWeb to high-heaven, urging all and sundry to “Express Your Opinion – Read What Others Say!” at LankaWeb: “The Independent Interactive Voice of Sri Lanka on the Internet.” ALL Motherhood and Apple Pie …. who can contest that? ….until it poisons and destroys our Motherland!

    We have had SO MANY DIRTY TRICKS played on the Sinhala people, the recent Electoral Coup-de-Etat to oust the PATRIOTIC GOSL being a CLASSIC, IT IS TIME the SINHALA PEOPLE WISED UP, and TARRED & FEATHERED the HIDDEN ELLAMIST PROPAGANDISTS and DROVE them from our midst, with their SPEEPSKINS in TATTERS!

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