Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhala.
Posted on July 26th, 2016
France belongs to French, Germany belongs to Germans, Italy belongs to Italians,England belongs to English, India belongs to Indians. (America there is a problems because America belongs to native Americans). However, America belongs to Americans. Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhala. In France there are many minorities Algerians , Polonaise, Africans etc. But they are all French and accept the French Language, its customs and are educated in same schools for the French childen. It is the same with America, Germany, Italy, England, Spain and so on.
The minorities in France, Germany, Italy, or England do not ask for language rights, and they all speak French the language of the country , they do not sing the French National Anthems in any other language, but in French. The minorities in France accept the French national flag. The Constitutions of these European countries have their religions written into it. It accepts no other Religion. But the minorities have the right to profess their own religion as long as it does not affect the peace and unity of the country. The Minorities in these countries have no political parties of their own. They join the main political parties of the country without distinction of their origin. The children attend same schools and there are no special schools for the minority communities.
So why should it be different in Sri Lanka, which had been a country of the Sinhala from the beginning. The minority Tamils in reality, not according to fake history being written by the Tamils, came to Sri Lanka as marauders, plunderers and conquerors. They came and destroyed our cities and left them in ruins.
There was King Elara 205 years before the present era, who set up a Kingdom in Anuradhapura and ruled for 44 years until he was ousted and Sri Lanka was united under one flag by King Dutugamunu. And then there was Kalinga Magha in 1215 AD a most destructive Tamil tyrant who set up a regime in Polonnaruva and ruled for 12 years . He was the most destructive man who pillaged and burnt Buddhist places of worship and killed Buddhits monks and built Hindu Kovils. He was again defeated in battle and chased away by King Vijayabahu.
Tamils had been the most destructive occupiers in Sri Lanka. Even today the Sri Lanka Tamils like Sumandiran, Sampanthan, Premachandran, Shivalingam, Sumanthirant and so on are Tamils with the ancient mentality of Tamil invaders, marauders, plunderers and destructors like Kalinga Magha. They will not stand for unity, development of Sri Lanka and for the preservation of its culture. They are separatists who will never accept reconciliation.
In the face of the invasive minded Sri Lanka Tamils the Sinhala Buddhists should unite to protect Sri Lanka’s culture, and its historic places. Sri Lanka governments had been giving into the Tamils far too much and for far too long, and these ungrateful Tamils dare say that Tamils suffered genocide under Sinhala governments since 1948. This comes from a Tamil man-Wignesvaran, who was born amoung the Sinhala, studied with the Sinhala, lived his professional life as a judge amoung the Sinhala and married his sons to Sinhala women. How can the Sinhala people keep trusting the Tamils ?
Any body who had lived long enough in Sri Lanka would know that the Tamils had not been treated differently from other citizens. They have been given all the rights enjoyed by the rest of the population. But their nature is such that they ask for more giving nothing in return to develop the country or protect it against its enemies.
Next the Muslims who came to Sri Lanka only in the 12th Century. When the Muslim traders were being driven away from the southern seas by the Portuguese, they came to the Sinhala King Rajasinghe II and asked for refuge and protection. The King allowed them to Settle down in the East and even allowed them to marry local women. The present day Muslims in Sri Lanka are the descendents of these early Muslim settlers, who now follow the Tamils asking for separate rights, and illegally clear forest reserves to create Muslim settlements.
The Muslims should if they are a grateful people be more close to the Sinhala people. But it is the Muslims leaders like Rauf Hakhim, and Rishad Baduieen who take the lead in helping the Muslims to occupy ancient ruins like the Kurugala caves and clear the Wilpattu Natural Forest reserves. These are parts of our national heritage, which belong to every one. But showing no respect to these national heritage to preserve and protect it shows that the Muslims like the Tamils have no patriotic loyalty to Sri Lanka. They are also turning out to be a party to Tamil invasive mentality who want to divide the motherland for the satisfaction of their racial demands.
There cannot be any reconciliation with these two communities who are evidently anti-reconciliation. Under these circumstances it is difficult to understand why USA and the Western countries keep on demanding reconciliation. If there is to be a reconciliation these two communities should relinquish their anti reconciliatory demands, and take an oath of allegiance to a unitary Sri Lanka, and renounce their separatist demands for federalist constitution or a separate province for one ethnic group.
There was an interesting discussion in Derana TV Aluth Paralimenthuwa with Attorney Ali Sabri amoung others. President’s Counsel Ali Sabri said that for real reconciliation Sri Lanka should be like it was before separate Schools for ethnic communities were opened. He said that had even asked Zahira College to give 10 percent of admission to students from other communities.
That was true studying in the same school where you had children from Sinhala , Tamil and Muslim communities there was a communal unity unimaginable today. I the writer still has school friends in Madawala, and when we meet we do not fail to hug each other to the utter surprise of other Muslims present that had not known that unity.
But I cannot accept what Ali Sabri said was genuine. I feel it was only for the TV Cameras. In reality Muslims have changed and care less whether Sinhala is the majority.
In that same Dererna TV discussion the senior journalist Mohan Samaranayake said that we cannot claim that Sri Lanka is the land of Sinhala Buddhists as Buddha himself had refused ownership of any thing. But the Buddha was the enlightened Compassionate one that belongs to all beings without race or colour. We are still unenlightened beings and as Sinhala we cannot refuse that Sri Lanka is the land of the Sinhala and all others are citizens of that land most welcome and accepted as equals, provided they do not claim ownership to the whole of Sri Lanka or parts of it.
The President Sirisena likes to make speeches. But if he does not keep surveying his Prime Minister and the UNP who are slowly preparing to sell the country to USA, the West and India with his ego centric attitude getting into the shoes of a pseudo Dictator, Sirisena will not have a country to lead as its President. Maithripala is not aware that Ranil has reappointed his “buddy” Arjun Mahendran the sacked Governor of Central Bank to another high post in the Government.
The self satisfied Maithripala Sirisena does not know that his Prime Minister has give six acres of prime land in Colombo for the construction of an American military base for its Marine Forces. Ranil Wickramasinghe is also proposing to lease half of the oil containers in Trincomalee to India. Ranil Wickrmasinghe who cares less for Sri Lanka its culture or Buddhist religion, is planning to become the executive Prime Minister and the President in 2020.
Maithripala Sirisena the President who is blissfully ignorant of his Prime Minister’s deals with USA, the West and India has asked the National Integration and Reconciliation Ministry to draw up a draft national policy on integration and reconciliation. Maithripala cannot understand that the Tamils in Sri Lanka do not want reconciliation. Further proof of this comes from the Jaffna University students savagely assaulting the Sinhala undergraduates.
Now Sirisena is planning how to stop the “Pada Yatra” the “foot walk” proposed by the Joint Opposition. He says that his dissent with the former President began with the Moragaskanda Project. Maithripala Sirisena who cannot control his anger and hatred is not fit to lead Sri Lanka as its President.
Sirisena should take a lesson from Mahinda Rajapakse who was gentle and humble (mudu anathimani as in Karaniya metta Sutta) to offer Maithripala Sirisen the Presidency of the SLFP after he was defeated at the election. No good can come to Maithripala Sirisena if his only intention is to take revenge from the good ex-President Mahind Rajapaksa.
His assertion that his dissent with the former President began with the Moragaskanda issue is nonsense, because Maithripala was lured by Chandrika Kumararunga to become the Common Opposition Presidential candidate. It is greed for power, fear and an inferiority complex that has made him revengeful towards Mahinda Rajapakse.
President Sirisena is making up other stories to cover up his hypocracy. Sirisena is jealous of the popularity of the ex Presiden Mahinda Rajapakse.Therefore, he allows Ranil Wickramasinghe pursue with his FCID to prosecute Mahinda Rajapakse and his Family, and all those he consider a danger to his popularity.
The masses of the people, other than some of the English Educated Colombians, the Tamils and the Muslims, the bulk of te Sinhala Buddhists are with the Ex-President Mahinda Rajapakse. Mahinda Rajapakse will be theirs’ and their generation’s heroic leader. Maithripala Sirisena will never reach that height of popularity.
Maithripala Sirisena should take stock of the situation of the Country and stop trying to please and win over the Tamils and Muslims taking away the rights of the Sinhala People. With a Prime Minster in control of the Government, this is not the time to write a new Constitution. If Prime Minister is allowed to do as he likes, he will have a New Constitution prepared to conform to the wishes of USA, the West and India.
Ranil has already his man at the head of the preparation of the Constitution-Jayampathy Wickramaratne. He is the wrong man to handle the constitution making process. He is anti Mahinda Rajapakse and pro Ranil Wickramasinghe. He has no sense of cultural and historical importance of Sinhala people in Sri Lanka. He speaks of a country acceptable to all ethnic groups.
Jayamapath Wickramaratne showed even his inability to discuss calmly and answer the questions put to him by the journalist Favaz Shaukelali at the discussion in the MTV News line held on 22 July, 2016. Jayamapath Wickramaratne has no independent objective political views.
The Constitution should be prepared only when the country is settled down and under a leader who could understand the importance of a Constitution for Nation building, without leaving room for separatist intentions of unpatriotic communities take away the legitimate rights of the Sinhala people to whom Sri Lanka belongs.
In writing a new constitution the Sinhala flag, brought down by the British colonialists to raise their Union Jack, should find its rightful place. For that the two stripes representing the Tamils and Muslims should be removed, as it is a mutilation of that Sinhala flag which was brought down by the British in 1815. It should also give the rightful place to the National Anthem, which should be sung in Sinhala. A new Constitution for Sri Lanka if necessary should not have the 13Amendment. It should give Sinhala Language the Official Status, and a clause to protect Buddhism.
However, one does not see at all the necessity to write a new Constitution to Sri Lanka, specially now that the country is communally divided as it had never been before. The 1978 Constitution had served its purpose and it is best to continue with it with necessary amendments as and when required.
No country in the world writes a new constitution every time a new government is formed in the country after an election. Why should it be different for Sri Lanka ?