1815 & 2015 a spine-chilling comparison: Betrayal by Sri Lanka’s Quislings
Posted on August 3rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge

None of the 3 colonial powers invaded our island. But our island did fall because of the betrayal of our own people. It happened in 1815 and it is happening again exactly two hundred years later. In fact, the similarities and events as they are being rolled out are shocking.

D’Oyly was the mastermind behind the Kandyan Convention and had in his pocket Dissave Ehelepola and Dissave Molligoda. The modern day D’Oyly’s are many and constitute personages that have been interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka from the West, India & the UN. D’Oyly resembles the many western/Indian envoys seen cutting deals with present day politicians/political parties showering them with promises and perks to get their allegiance to their agendas. Then you get characters like Ehelepola who had second thoughts after seeing the draft which can be likened to Udaya Gammanpila leaving Rajapakse camp and then returning!

The European colonials had successfully created groups of brown sahibs who would at every turn betray their own, thinking it a privilege to serve the white men! A good look at the detrimental agreements that have been signed since independence helps to understand how far leaders can be bought over to betray the nation & the people. Bestowing of name titles created the first group of traitors and thereafter colonials began paying for telling tales and secretly carrying messages to the minorities. Notice how many a known crook are today bestowed with international rewards and titles!

The colonial invaders were quick to realize that Buddhism and the people’s affinity to Buddhism was its key obstruction and they devised ways and means to destroy people’s affinity to it and dilute the power Buddhism yielded over people at all levels – religious, socially, culturally and even politically. Some of the harsh and destructive methods adopted during colonial rule have been replaced with more subtle and camouflaged approaches – denying use of elephants for Perahera claiming it to be based on animal rights (while not stopping animal sacrifice), denying playing of pirith in temples, closure of Temple Tills (while not adopting same policy for other religions), incidentally in 1956 Buddharakitha thero bankrolled the SWRD campaign using the temple funds. Thus, we can now understand why the temple tills are now being sealed!

Moreover, from ancient times it has been the Sinhalese & the Buddhist clergy that have not only protected the nation but guided the rulers. These two pillars form the foundation of the strength of the ruler. During colonial rule practice of Buddhism was forbidden, the Buddhist priests were murdered or had to go into hiding. Today Buddhist monks are being arrested & treated like criminals (while not taking action against Church fathers who have been linked to terrorism), denying state funds to pirivena education, attempting to turn pro-Buddhist national schools into multicultural schools, rewriting history and removing history from school textbooks while forcing Buddhist daham pasal to adopt a shared values programs removing students from knowing the essence of Buddhism (are all methods to incrementally disassociate State from protecting and fostering Buddhism as presently bound by the Constitution), encouraging pervasions of Buddhist teachings so as to divert Buddhists into the wrong path of practice! Similarly, those that defended the nation were what we call the present day army, these men were hounded and killed for going against foreign rule it is no different to the manner the West is hounding the Sri Lankan Army for defeating the LTTE which was a Trojan horse of the West and used to politically influence governments in power. Today the military is being framed for war crimes while intelligence officers are being locked up under bogus charges sans evidence!

The deposed King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe had a steadfast loyal following and these groups rebelled from time to time against the British. This is like the following of the former President who are watching in shock as the country falls apart knowing too well how regime changed states have ended up vassal states with no sovereignty. It is also true that the follies of the King and the former President also played a key role in distancing the people from both rulers and led to them falling prey to foreign conspired smear propagandas that deposed both ultimately.

It was in 1823 the British began selling Crown Land at two shillings an acre to British entrepreneurs and now under new business nomenclatures state lands and national assets are being siphoned off or privatized, all falling into foreign hands that will reap the profits while eternally burdening the general public with increased taxes that people cannot refuse to pay. Immediately after coming to power, the present government lifted the restrictions for foreigners to purchase property/ condominiums and now many of the high rise apartments are being bought by foreigners many of whom are Maldivians, Arabs, Indians & Chinese! The ILO is also now looking at how labor laws can be changed to suit transnational corporations all hoping to tap cheap labor, foreign labor (through ETCA) and make profits & drain the profits out of Sri Lanka without state interference or legal actions!

The present ‘ethnic’ crisis came about after flooding the country with Indian slave labor and creating a group of privileged ethnic Tamils who have been used discretely to challenge the majority.

All that’s left to see is the rebellions that took place in 1818, 1822 to repeat and a genocide of the majority to take place under orders of the quislings. As we now revisit the past we wonder whether some of the insurrections in the 1970s and 1980s were also part of the endeavor to wipe out talented individuals and aspiring leaders and thereafter using terrorism to again wipe out another batch of future leaders who went to defend the nation by sacrificing their lives. Little by little as the patriotic few are being targeted, hounded and eliminated what will be left are the quislings, the sepoys and their treacherous following unless we all wake up and see the similarities and learn lessons from the past and NOT allow the treacherous history to repeat.

At every turn the treacheries that took place in 1815 are now being repeated with worse venom two hundred years later. The DNA of the quislings are running through all those now calling the shots and turning our island into a neocolonial state where the sweat and blood sacrifices of those who fought to defend the nation have become compromised to result in the same treachery committed by the chieftains that handed over the nation to the British in 1815.

Shenali D Waduge

13 Responses to “1815 & 2015 a spine-chilling comparison: Betrayal by Sri Lanka’s Quislings”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Very well said, Shenali …. Every Sinhala Buddhist voter should take your words to heart, and FIRMLY RESOLVE to NEVER AGAIN let PARA-GATHI DESHA-DROHI CON-ARTISTES TRIUMPH in Sri Lanka!

    We MUST RALLY AROUND our PROVEN PATRIOTIC LEADERS and the MAHA SANGHA to TOPPLE and OUST this TREACHEROUS Yamapalanaya from power!

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    Thank you Shenali.
    Yes, the facts are clearly similar.
    As Ananda says, no more Colonisation of Lanka – no, never !

    The last King of Kandy was not unpopular till the British sent ‘gifts’ of whiskey to the Senkadagala Palace, and the King took to drinking whiskey. In his drunken rages, he ordered the most heinous crimes against the Dissawas as his drunken imagination suspected as not faithful to him. That was how the British Colonial rulers got the last King of Kandy, and the last Sinhala stronghold fell to colonial Britain. (Details taken from P. Dolapihilla’s book : In the Days of Sri Wickrema Rajasingha – The Last Days of Kandy).

    Beware of the wily ways of colonisers.
    They work with the weakest people and the weakest links in the country.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    Ousted “kings” of 1815 and 2015 could have been less mindless and heartless. That would have saved the nation, the people and themselves. It must be noted that no one demanded the reinstatement of the deposed king or his relatives after he was ousted. Excessive Andra Pradesh Hindu worship practices are another similarity between the two that also made them unpopular.

    Inability of Sinhala leaders to unify the people is the main reason for the collapse. It is unwise to blame the people. It is the fault of their ineffective leaders.

    Americans, the British and Indians are at the same Great Game as before backed by South Indian minorities.

  4. Senerath Says:

    Great statement by Dilrook.
    I am very worried that someone else will sell the country completely to India. When that happens only DIlrook will become blameless.

  5. Christie Says:

    We stood up to invasions from different groups from the Indian Subcontinent.

    Then we stood up to Portuguese and the Dutch.

    Unfortunately we could not stand up to British and Indians like most of other countries in the British Indian Empire.

    Today the British are gone but the Indian Colonial Parasites are running the country with the Indian Union.

    Please comment.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    The patterns of internal dissent in Lanka in those times is about the same as in some European countries.
    At any rate, it was from Europe that TWO WORLD WARS came.
    No external wars ever spread from then Lanka.

    There was no match for Rule by the Gun (& Bible) which came from Colonisers.
    The Southern Pirivena Libraries were burnt down by the Portuguese, people killed and forced to convert.
    Restoration of Self Respect and PATRIOTISM must come to all Lankans.
    Then we have true progress.

    Sri Wickrema Rajasingha got the Pathirippuwa part of the Temple of the Tooth built. He was not unpopular till the whiskey ‘gift’ from the British took him down.

    A Mr Perera from Lanka, a brave man, crossed the high seas by ship and carried his Note of Appeal for help from the British Queen, in his shoe ! British colonial cruelty to local people is well recorded, the Uva-Wellassa area people had their land razed to the ground, and the people killed off.

    Beware of Colonisers !
    They take over the entire country, thru’ ‘divide & rule’, or by stealth.
    What a shame that legal co-operative action is denied, and true friendship denied too.

    We hope our folks are sadder but wiser, and never let the ‘divide & rule’ people take over again.

    Friendship yes, colonisation, no !

    May the Force be with Sri Lanka, and protect our People, and keep the Country whole and undivided.

  7. Christie Says:

    “Beware of Colonisers !”

    The problem is the Indian Colonists who came after 1792.

    There are no British colonists here or in other Tropical British Colonies except for a few.

    LTTE is not a British or Western Trojan Horse. LTTE is the Indian terrorist arm trained, armed, managed, financed and branded Tamil Tigers by India.

  8. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor catholic run UNPatriotic party is the curse of Sri Lanka. It divides the Sinhalese and make the minorities
    the king makers. The UNPatriotics have been anti Buddhist, anti Sinhalese and anti Sri Lanka. A lot of Sinhala
    modayas think they can’t be since the UNPatriotics have a Sinhalese leader. But what Sinhala modays don’t
    understand is they are/were not Sinhalese. John k (wanted to paint Buddhist monks with tar), alugosu
    (to Sinhalese only) thambi mudiyanselage jr@, lk
    porisada (to Sinhalese only), alugosu (to Sinhalese only) Batalande Wadakaya r@nil (portuguese) all pseudo
    Sinhalese. The reason for their treachery is they rely heavily on minority votes to get into power.
    Please them and tell a few lies to Sinhala modayas, they are in a win win situation. What’s more, they align the
    country with the catholic west and Sri Lanka has to dance to their tune.

    Today Sri Lanka is ruled by the biggest traitor ever in the history of Sri Lanka, traitor chief die hard catholic token
    Buddhist Bay Gal Karaya Mega Thief Batalande Wadakaya pol pot r@nil wickramaSinhalakiller. He has imprisoned
    Buddhist monks, trying to close down major temples, trying to stop Kandy Pageant etc. etc. in order to please his
    C brigade and destroy Buddhism. Batalande Wadakaya knows this is the best time to deliver the killer blow and he
    is going to succeed. Now Sinhala modayas want to celebrate Batalande
    Wadakaya’s 40 years of destruction of Buddhism, murder (Sinhalese youth only), destruction of Sri Lanka,
    destruction of Sinhalese race. Where all these going to be started? Sri Dalada Maligawa of all the places! This is
    where his catholic buddy hitler malapaharan murdered Buddhist pilgrims! Now traitor Devidaththara thibbotte
    bathgotte & co want to celebrate Wadakaya’s 40 years of destruction spree. Can you believe these traitor
    Sinhala morons? No wonder Sinhalese race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism are being destroyed by the catholic run
    UNPatriotic party. Since a lot of Sinhala modayas don’t have brains, the UNPatriotics find their job very very easy.

  9. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor catholic run UNPatriotic party molly coddled catholic tigers of tamil drealam but imprisoned/imprison
    Buddhist monks. Why? The clues in the following links.

    http://ltte-christian-ties.blogspot.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6_o9txURc

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/05/christianizing-of-sri-lanka-unps-betrayal-of-buddhism/

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/05/27/ranil-wickremasinghes-new-unp-3/

    http://www.lankagrid.com/soma-thero/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_eJ1gX_fuU

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/09/26/ltte-terrorism-church-links-can-someone-explain-these-photos/

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    When a Country (any country), is weak & vulnerable, there will be many Predators of different shapes & sizes.

    Make Lanka Strong Again with PATRIOTISM !

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    The real faut lines were with Sri Wickrema’s Mentor, Chief Adigar Pilimathalawe.

    1815 : Re “faults” of King Sri Wickrema Rajasingha :
    Mathaka Katha extract from P. Dolapihila’s book –
    Pilimathalawe (P) had visions of himself as the virtual King of Kandy. When King Rajasingha II died in an ‘accident’ whilst riding his horse, P quickly put a ‘wild oat’ young son presumably of the King on the Throne of Kandy. This son was by a Tamil concubine in the Peradeniya area who was frequented by both the KIng & P. Whose son was this ? The child called P. ‘Appa’ (father).

    P ran the government from behind the Throne of Kandy. There arose conflicts of interest between the young King and P., resulting in confusion. The Adigars sensed this and thought that there was perhaps a Pretender on the Throne. From that point onwards there was trouble in Kandy.
    It was at this point that the British ‘gift’ of whiskey arrived in the Palace of Kandy.

    2015 : Re MR’s “faults” :
    As we see it, it is that MR was sincere as President and he did his best under very trying circumstances. I vote that he could not have done better.
    His ‘fault’ is that he is a truly PATRIOTIC LEADER !
    Patriotic Leaders have no place in the chaotic world today ? At least, some big powers prefer Puppets ?

    As President, MR did not play the Puppet role and he was therefore removed by the powers that be ?

    Question : Is Sri Lanka a Democracy, by the People, for the People ?

  12. Dilrook Says:

    Thank you Senerath. But many are coming to see things objectively nowadays.

    Our short memory span has been exploited by all politicians. How many of us remember that it was Mahinda who planned to sell Hambantota to China in 2014? He now opposes it. UNP vehemently opposed it then but now has secretly sold it to China.

    I blame this on pinworm politics. Mahinda supporters are blind to his faults and UNP supporters are blind to UNP’s faults. Ultimately a large section of the people are blind to their combined faults.

    I keenly watch who will participate in the debate on the no confidence motion against Ravi K and who will abstain from voting. I cannot brush aside the very strong possibility of some JO leaders not voting for the no confidence motion. They never voted against Ravi’s budgets and for the other no confidence initiative. If that happens again, it proves the claims of a JO-UNP underhand deal to save crooks.

  13. Fran Diaz Says:

    Some points to note re the H’thota Port, then and now –
    As far as we know –

    * The MR Govt was going to LEASE the H’thota Port to China on a 30 yr LEASE only.

    * Under the MR Govt., the LAND attached to the Port LEASE was far less than now given out by the Yahap govt. Such a move by the MR Govt would NOT have displaced H’thota Villagers.

    * Under the MR Govt the CONDITIONS of the LEASE were by far more FAVORABLE to SRI LANKA !

    * The H’thota Port was making GOOD PROFITS under the MR Govt. when the Yahap folk moved in and stopped all deals with China.

    * Under the MR Govt., initially, the H’thota Port could not be used due to rocks on the sea bed. It took some time to blast out the rocks and remove them.

    There are more true points. Readers must write them in.

    There is a another Yahap supporter media blitz to make out that the H’thota Port was a White Elephant under the MR Govt. NOT SO !
    It was the same Yahap group supporters that brought down the MR Govt earlier using false news that the MR Govt was Corrupt !
    The Truth is that there never has been a more CORRUPT Govt than the present Yahap Govt, starting with the Central Bank Scam !!
    Yahap – what a Farce !

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