Author Archive for H. L. D. Mahindapala

Educating Serasinghe:the politics of denigrating Sinhala-Buddhists Part III

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala The controversy with Ms. Sharmini Serasinghe began when she initially challenged the Sinhala-Buddhists to show what they had achieved which the others haven’t. In reply it was pointed out that the Sinhala-Buddhists had made three great contributions : 1. a new language; 2. a new culture and 3, a new civilization. […]

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Sinhala-Buddhism : Educating Ms. Rumpay Sera-singhe II

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala The loud bravado with which Ms. Sharmini Serasinghe challenged the Sinhala Buddhists to give “a valid answer” to her question – a question which was aimed deliberately at denigrating  the Sinhala-Buddhists – stands in stark contrast to the silence that prevails after the answer was given. (See Colombo Teleraph….) She asked […]

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Chelvanayakam – Thanthai who pushed Tamil children over Vadukoddai cliff to Nandikadal – Part VI

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala “Instead of emotional discussions as to our historic origins and glorious pasts, let us come into grips with what we during the last 68 years after Independence have lived and suffered. By reflecting on the past sufferings and our own mistakes, we all can learn a lot and prepare for the […]

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Educating Ms. Rumpay Sera-singhe on the uniqueness of Sinhala-Buddhism

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala Without any reservations I must concede that the Buddhist clowns must be reined in, as stated by Ms. Rumpay Sera-singhe (a.k.a, Sharmini Serasinghe). In this survey of her version of Buddhism, I wish to state that I am ready to join her campaign this minute if the reining in of Buddhist […]

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Chelvanayakam – Father of Vadukoddai Resolution that killed the Tamils -Part V

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala Long after his death, the macabre shadow of Velupillai Prabhakaran continues to stalk the peninsula, darkening the neck of Jaffna with the coagulated blood of those Tamils who sacrificed their lives for a cause that failed. In the end, their sacrifices turned the North into one mass graveyard that buried practically […]

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When the Tamil Gandhians came marching in with guns -Part IV

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala When on May 14, 1976  the Tamil leadership, headed by S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, the father of Tamil separatism, passed the Vadukoddai Resolution , declaring war on the nation, they never expected to end up in Nandikadal. They were expecting  one of two things : 1. to win a separate state […]

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Jaffna – an arid land without heroes -Part III

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala The first shot in the North-South war , a.k.a. Eelam War, rang out on July 27, (Friday), 1975. Its  vibrations shook the foundations of the sleepy villages and towns of Jaffna. It was never going to be the same again in Jaffna. The shock waves shook Jaffna not because the shot […]

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Praising  the Lord and passing the ammunition to Prabhakaran Part II

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

  H. L. D. Mahindapala The mainstream Churches of all denominations aligned themselves with the LTTE in varying degrees of connectivity. In particular, the clergy in the Tamil-dominated Churches threw their full weight behind the Velupillai Prabhakaran’s one-man regime. At the grass root level as well as the international level Prabhakaran could not have dominated […]

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Tamil theology upgraded Prabhakaran and downgraded Jesus – Part 1

Friday, December 18th, 2015

H.L. D. Mahindapala At the height of the 33-year-old war – i.e., from the Vadukoddai declaration of war on May 14, 1976 to Nandikadal on May 18, 2009 — two Tamil clerics decided to give a face-lift to Tamil politics by dressing it up in new clothes of Christian theology. Under the cover of waging […]

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Muslims stirring the racist pot; welcomes India training Tamil terrorists 

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala Part III In a fit of anti-Sinhala-Buddhist rage Mr. Izeth Hussain, the Sri Lankan caricature of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS or Daesh, has warned the ethnic majority (the Sinhala-Buddhists) that what happened to the French colonialists in […]

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A -Izeth of Hussein’s haram politics  

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala One should be rather wary of taking on Mr. Izeth Hussein  because  he claims to be  one the five great diplomats  of the world.   With such self-proclaimed credentials – he has yet to name the other four greats which will indicate the true measure of his greatness! – one expects his […]

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Reasons For Rejecting UNHRC Resolution On Sri Lanka

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – Despite all the hot air pumped to float the UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/30/L. 29 its future is not guaranteed as the stormy atmospherics which seem to be gathering over the horizon are putting a heavy strain on the stability of the Siri-Wicky regime and, more importantly, its ability to deliver […]

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Mangala Samaraweera’s kisses have gone with the wind

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala With great fanfare and  ballyhoo the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe (Siri-Wicky) government promised that they alone could conquer “the international community” (meaning  the big power brokers of the West) which the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapakse had alienated.  This promise to conquer the world and restore Sri Lanka’s position in the world stage was […]

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How much moral petrol is left in Ranil’s car?

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala Ranil Wickremesinghe beat all odds and topped the list of preferences – a feat that was considered impossible earlier. At the base level, shorn off the rhetoric and the tinsel, it is an achievement  that reflects the combination of national, international – and even some anti-national – forces. It has triumphed […]

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The Withering Heights of Ranil Wickremesinghe

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala The most noteworthy promise kept by President Maithripala Sirisena after he became president on January 8, 2015 was to appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. And, needless to say, the rot began from that moment onwards. Together they promised in their Manifesto to take the nation to “an ideal society” […]

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President Who Captained The Titanic Sinking With Crooks

Monday, July 20th, 2015

 H. L. D. Mahindapala President Maithripala Sirisena’s speech, covering several key aspects of his six-month rule, was timed to be a critical political intervention on the eve of election. The broad overview of his stewardship was angled to undermine his bete noir, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Though it was also meant to give a shine to his […]

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Ranil’s days – including 100 plus – are over

Monday, July 6th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala Ranil Wickremesinghe’s brief honeymoon with his protégé / protector, Maithripala Sirizena, has come to an unexpected and abrupt end. They were indispensable to each other during the “100 days” which, of course, ran into six months, violating the mandate of January 8th, 2015.  It was a symbiotic relationship in which the […]

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Wicky is running Siri to the ground: Intellectuals and scholars join Mahinda

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala The unfolding events, one more telling than the other, defines the emerging political trends which, in the foreseeable future, seem to be irreversible. The polarization of the contending forces into Left and Right camps has also fallen into two clear cut political domains. On the Right is the Siri-Wicky regime with […]

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Wicky Is Running Siri To The Ground: Intellectuals & Scholars Join Mahinda

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – The unfolding events, one more telling than the other, defines the emerging political trends which, in the foreseeable future, seem to be irreversible. The polarization of the contending forces into Left and Right camps has also fallen into two clear cut political domains. On the Right is the Siri-Wicky […]

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Rupee Is Down: So Is Siri-Wicky Regime

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

By H. L. D. Mahindapala Point No:1: The momentum generated by the historic January 2015 presidential election is being exhausted, and that the minority government appointed for the sole purpose of executing the 100-day reform programme is drifting aimlessly. Point No:2: The current balance of power in the institutions of the state is incongruous and […]

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No Flowers Bloomed In The First Hundred Days

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

By H. L. D. Mahindapala At the end of the glorified 100 days the nation is left with a sense of déjà vu, if not disappointment and frustration. Nothing significant stands out as exemplary achievements of the Sirisena–Wickremesinghe regime to crow about the promised “difference” (when-a-suck). The failure of the Yahapalanaya (good governance) to achieve […]

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Ranil’s Gestapo Police  exposed  in Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala President’s Counsel, Romesh de  Silva’s brilliant analysis of the politically manipulated Police unit investigating financial crimes confirms that the “My-3 regime”  has created an illegal arm of the Police  to pervert justice. His submission to the Supreme Court, has unerringly alerted the public to the Gestapo role of the  Financial Crimes […]

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Blood on Chelvanayakam’s head and his hands =Part III

Friday, May 8th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala When Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga began her talk on S. J. V. Chelvanayakam by saying “Mr. Chelvanayakam and his Party, the Federal Party, engaged in a long and difficult struggle to win the Tamil peoples’ rights” she, obviously, was not aware that she was putting her foot in the mouth. In saying […]

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Continuing review of Chandrika Kumaratunga’s talk on Chelvanayakam Equality = handful of Tigers dominating a land full of Lions

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala Part II The Senanayakes, who were the enlightened founders of the nation,  continued the colonial administration without making any radical adjustments to meet the post-colonial realities. It was Bandaranaike who stepped in to adjust the fundamentals which, of course, meant ruffling the feathers of the English-educated ruling elite. His most  controversial […]

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CBK abandons her father and embraces Chelvanayakam -Part I

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

H.L. D. Mahindapala Chandrika Kumaratunga’s memorial lecture on S. J. V. Chelvanayakam (April 25th, 2015) should be taken seriously not because she claims to be “a political scientist” (she did so in her first TV interview after she succeeded in her plot to overthrow of the Mahinda Rajapakse regime) but because it is loaded with […]

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Sirisena’s choice: SLFP “hand” or Queen’s hand?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

H.L.D. Mahindapala On January 8th, 2015 the nation elected Maithripala Sirisena believing that he would make a difference. His main task was to preside over the constitutional transition from a presidential system to a parliamentary system. To impress that he was not craving for power he promised to be the one-term caretaker president who will […]

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Sirisena shakes Queen’s hand without gloves. Wow!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala The post-independent period is a unique segment of Sri Lankan history where everything that ought to have happened, happened without breaking up the democratic foundations of the nation which is a  remarkable achievement.  In the main, the nation faced (1) two left-wing rebellions, (2) one Right-wing coup led by the Westernized […]

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UNP & Tamils hijack Sirisena in London

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala Practically every visiting Sri Lankan dignitary to UK – from the head of state downward – is honored  with an official reception accorded at the London High Commission. Following this time-tested tradition the reception for the visiting President Maithripala Sirisena to meet the Sri Lankan Diaspora should have been held at […]

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“Uncle” Ranil-gay Aan-duwa Bang(s)a-well-la!

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala When Arjun Mahendra was appointed as Governor of the Central Bank he, being a shrewd PR operator, made it known to all and sundry that he was on very close terms with Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister, by referring to him as “Uncle Ranil”. Every other sentence began with “Uncle Ranil […]

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The sound  of a Jaffna clap with one hand

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala There are two narratives, with two interpretations, to the North-South events that convulsed Sri Lanka in the post-independent period. The conventional narrative that has gained popularity is the mono-causal interpretation which blames only the Sinhala-Buddhists of the south for the worsening of the inter-ethnic relations. According to this theory events eventually […]

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