Author Archive for H. L. D. Mahindapala

What happened in our history

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala The pioneering Indo-Aryan settlers, who came to be known as Sinhalese later, never stopped making history from the time they stepped ashore. The mission of making history came naturally to them. It was their innate penchant for making history that gave birth to a new civilization which rose to the heights […]

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Partisan politics undermines the neutrality and credibility of human rights

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala Of all the community leaders in Sri Lanka only the Tamil leadership has officially declared war against another community (i.e., the Sinhalese) and led their people to commit the crime against peace.  On May 14th 1976 they collectively passed the Vadukoddai Resolution urging the Tamil youth to take up arms and […]

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Provocative abuse of American power

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable analyst of America’s role in Sri Lanka – he once worked in the American Embassy acquiring detailed insights into the operations of the mission – has revealed that the decision to place a travel ban on […]

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Partisan politics undermine neutrality and credibility of human rights

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

BY H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA Of all the community leaders in Sri Lanka only the Tamil leadership has officially declared war against another community (i.e., the Sinhalese) and led their people to commit the crime against peace. On May 14, 1976 they collectively passed the Vadukoddai Resolution urging the Tamil youth to take up arms […]

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Jaffna Tamils trapped inside their historical vacuum

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala Dr. Murugar Gunasingam is a path-breaking and indefatigable Tamil historian who earned his doctorate based on his exploratory history of the Jaffna Tamils of Sri Lanka. He undertook this mission of discovering the history of Jaffna when he first realised that no one had ever written a truly comprehensive history of […]

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Gota’s viyathmaga to the future

Monday, January 27th, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala Any critical assessment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must take into consideration the salient characteristics that make him stand out from the run-of-the-mill politicians who had occupied the peaks of power. The first notable characteristic is that he is the first head of state to come from the Sri Lankan diaspora. Initially […]

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After 30 electoral defeats Ranil thinks he is still a leader

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala Ranil Wickremesinghe’ss refusal to quit, when the rising waves of the UNP are pushing him out, confirms his total inability to grasp the grinding power of the ground realities that had knocked him out 30 times in the power struggle with his opponents in the electoral field – a fate that […]

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Tamil ideologues twisting history to suit their political agenda – Part II Reply to C. V. Wigneswaran

Monday, January 6th, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala The Vadukoddai Resolution was written by the best of Tamil political theoreticians / activists who encapsulated their version of the history to justify their political claim for Eelam, a separate state.  In it the history of an imagined past was tailored to fit into the politics of the present. Overnight it […]

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Tamil politics sinking in a history of Tamil lies – Part I — Reply to C. V. Wigneswaran

Monday, December 30th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Faced with the monumental achievements of the Sinhala-Buddhist civilisation the Tamils have been struggling constantly to pose as if they were the Gullivers who were the founding architects of the nation, from the dawn of  history”,  and the rest were all second-class Lilliputians. However, in the twentieth century, as decolonisation unleashed […]

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The future of the UNP

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Each time Ranil Wickremesinghe is faced with a threat to his leadership he comes up with a band aid solution which either postpones his day of reckoning, and / or worsens the situation for the Party, creating internal chaos and bringing it down in the eyes of the people. The latest […]

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Sinhala Nidikumbas stun the pundits with their victory (Part 2)

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

By H. L. D. Mahindapala Courtesy Ceylon Today The massive swing against the UNP indicates clearly that the nation was biding its time to cut the neck of Ranil’s regime with the sharp edge of their lengthy ballot papers. And they did it in right royal style, peacefully and decisively, leaving no doubt in anyone’s […]

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The rejection of Ranil’s rip-off reign

Monday, November 18th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Ranil Wickremesinghe reached the peak of his power on January 8, 2015.  Then he was neither the prime minister nor the president. But he  had the power to make things happen. It can be argued that he had the world at his feet because he represented the promising moral force of […]

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Is Sajith the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa? Part II

Friday, November 8th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala In watching the video of the launch of the UNP manifesto, one of the factors that surprised me most was the performance of Sajith Premadasa. I had never seen him so stiff in delivering his public speeches. He was speaking more as a ventriloquist than as a fired-up, rabble-rousing politician gesticulating […]

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Ranil put down at Sajith’s manifesto launch

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Part I The launching of the UNP manifesto in Kandy under the auspices of the UNP’s Kandyan Chief, Lakshman Kiriella, exposed what the UNP has been trying to hide from the public. First, it exposed the entrenched internal split between Sajith Premadasa and Ranil Wickremesinghe. All the signs of the growing […]

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I vote for Gota

Monday, October 28th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Victor Ivan, the founder Editor of the popular Ravaya – a Sinhala  tabloid launched particularly to target President Ranasinghe Premadasa with the backing of the Western and Indian embassies and, of course, Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake —  has written an article in the Financial Times (25/10/2019) arguing that Gotabaya Rajapaksa […]

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Bible and Tamil muni predicted the end of Elam

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Having lost their most powerful bargaining chip at Nandikadal, the Tamil leadership, lured by Ranil Wickremesinghe, embraced Gen Sarath Fonseka, the much-decorated head of the Army who, along with the heads of Navy and the Air force, inflicted the most humiliating defeat on the Tamils. The votes given to Gen. Fonseka […]

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Tamil leadership re-igniting anti-Sinhala-Buddhist racism for political gain

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Any lawyer who has made it to the peak of his profession carries with him the authoritative air of having achieved the highest intellectual capacity to build up a case on hard evidence and presenting it cogently, logically, rationally to persuade his audience, court, forum, etc., of the unshakeable truth on […]

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The born loser loses again

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala In the past the voters had repeatedly delivered one consistent message to the UNP: Ranil Wickremesinghe, the  Party leader, is not fit to rule the nation. Last Friday in Elpitiya they repeated that message for the umpteenth time. It is a vote of no confidence in Ranil, the permanent loser. Once […]

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KUSAL AND AKUSAL OF A FRIDAY FREAK!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Kusal Perera (KP), a Senior  Journalist writing a Friday Colum to the Daily Mirror and Jehan Perera, CEO of the National Peace Council. are two underdeveloped peas of the same anti-Sinhala-Buddhist pod. They can be categorised as minoritarians because they believe that the most  evil force in Sri Lanka is the […]

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Defeat of Ranil is a win for UNP

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala The long-drawn and futile battle of Ranil Wickremesinghe to deny Sajith Premadasa, his deputy, the rightful place in the presidential race finally ended yesterday. Ranil fired all his ammunition to eliminate Sajith. But Sajith fought back strategically to outwit Ranil and end the 27-year-old reign of a cardboard leader who led […]

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The impending fall of Ranil into oblivion

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala A common snide remark in the days gone by used to say derisively that if there is a traffic jam somewhere there is a cop in the middle of it. It means that an incompetent cop without any sense of direction had caused an unwanted and avoidable problem to the public. […]

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Aggressive minority politics a threat to national, regional and global peace -Part I

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Anbarasan Ethirajan is a seasoned Correspondent of the BBC who covers Sri Lankan politics from time to time. His latest report is titled Sri Lanka’s Muslim demonised” after Easter bombings. (August 13, 2019 – BBC News). The overall thrust of his latest report is to present the Muslims as victims of […]

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Aggressive minority politics a threat to national, regional and global peace -Part II

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Though not all the Muslims are perpetrators of violence it is the violence of the few that stain the image of the many. Besides, the experience of Iliyas is only a temporary phase. It takes time to heal. The Sinhalese and the Muslims have come a long way from the riots […]

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Arabified Muslim bombs ticking under Ranil’s chair

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala The shock of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts shattered within minutes the comforting beliefs of a nation that had settled down to recline smugly in peace for generations to come. Lulled by the sense of security that restored confidence in the dawn of a new era at the end of Tamil […]

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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith – the benign star of Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala In its long history the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has come under massive attacks by other religionists on three critical occasions. The first attack was the most horrendous. Sankilli, the illegitimate son of King Pararajasegaram and one of the most cruel rulers of Jaffna, marched down to Mannar on the […]

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The long history of Tamil hate culture persecuting Muslims

Monday, May 20th, 2019

H.L.D. Mahindapala The first ever persecution of Muslims in Sri Lanka occurred way back in history. It took place in Jaffna, the birth place of hate politics against the other”, which included even the Tamils of the low-castes. Details of Tamil hate politics need a whole book.  This essay is focused on Tamil persecution of […]

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Muslim terrorists heading towards a Jihadist Nandikadal

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala The history of terrorism in Sri Lanka reveals a clear pattern. The first to take up arms in the post-Independent era were the misguided Sinhala youth. They were educated youth desperately running in search of a quick solution to establish their classless paradise. Their violence did not take them anywhere. The […]

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Mangala Samaraweera gets nothing out of licking Bachelet’s boots.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Mangala Samaraweera’s speech apologising to UNHRC High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet was rather difficult to read on my PC because my screen was blurred with his crocodile tears shed for human rights. Simultaneously, his tears were interspersed with scorn and anger against the Sri Lankan delegates who dared to challenge the questionable […]

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History rejects Tamil-NGO politics of Jehan Perera

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Hate speech comes in various shades of lies. It is the curse that haunts current of global politics. It runs from white supremacists in America to the boot-end of New Zealand. On the way to New Zealand it links up with Tamil supremacists and their NGO agents in Sri Lanka. Some […]

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Mahavamsa and Cardinal Malcolm debunk Jehan Perera’s bogus theories

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala The role of Buddhism with Sri Lankan characteristics (i.e., Sinhala-Buddhism) has been demonised in the post-1956 phase by the (1) pro-separatist lobby, (2) its allies in the NGOs and (3) left-wing academics to such an extent that it is now touted as the key factor that is obstructing democracy, liberalism and […]

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