Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

UN: Stop sending envoys to Sri Lanka that violate Article 2.7 of UN Charter  

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights & fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Ben Emmerson has overstepped his line. Not only is he presenting factually incorrect statements he is making demands that exceed his & the UN mandate and are a violation of the spirit of the principles […]

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How can Sri Lanka celebrate Tea Industry ignoring the lands confiscated by the British from the Kandyan peasantry?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The white man said Cecil Rhodes built Africa. However, Africans disagree and Africans are bringing down the statues of Cecil Rhodes. Ironically, in Sri Lanka the reign of the kalu suddas is such that we are celebrating the tea industry that came about by illegally confiscating lands belonging to the Kandyan peasantry! […]

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Do not trust TNA: ITAK endorsed Vaddukoddai Resolution on ‘Separatism’ in 2008

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The Maha Sangha has rejected the new constitution in toto. It is a blow to the TNA and the Government that has made assurances to bring a new constitution to those that brought them to power. The Sri Lankan populace inclusive of the Tamil polity need to be aware that so long […]

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How legal is the UNSG personally commissioned report to warrant War Crimes Tribunals against Sri Lanka?

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge At some point in time this question needs to be answered before agreeing to any form of war crimes tribunal. It is a miscarriage of justice if the initial & foundation of the process to deliver justice is legally flawed. Justice should not only be done, but also seen to be done […]

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Buddhist diplomacy must be enshrined in Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy whatever government is in power

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In one part of the world military interventions are taking place. In another part of the world the soft power of Buddhism is being tapped and not just by the Asian giants but even the West is pivoting to Asia on the back of Buddhism. Notice Western military personnel suddenly taking to […]

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Patting the backs of pseudo-Buddhists & trapping them to abdicate place of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  In 1815 the Chieftans, angry with the King, without thinking beyond their noses conspired and handed the sovereignty of the nation to foreigners who assured them that the Chieftans would continue to secure their perks and privileges and clause 5 maintaining the state patronage to Buddhism would remain. Both promises were short […]

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Asia must support Myanmar in rejecting UN & Western neo-colonial agenda using hired jihadists

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The decision of the Myanmar Government must be applauded and supported by the entire Asian continent inclusive of the Muslim populace. Following colonial rule territories that belonged to indigenous people were taken over, plundered and divided and rechristened as ‘nations’ by the white Christian West. Now using slogans of ‘humanitarian’ ‘righteous’ democracy […]

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Looks like Admiral Sarath Weerasekera has upset the UNHRC Head

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In April 2017 Amnesty International admitted that the very basis of the Geneva Resolution 30/1 adopted in Oct 1, 2015 is questionable. Then in June 2017, defending Sri Lanka & its armed forces through a NGO, admiral Sarath Weerasekera asked why the UNHRC is going after the Sri Lanka Army who defeated […]

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What a Constitution cannot change

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Shenali D Waduge It is a futile exercise to claim to change a country’s constitution to meet the aspirations of each and every citizen of Sri Lanka. There are some sine quo non areas and other factors that cannot change just to please some or because its existence displeases others. The unitary status of the […]

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Denigration of Buddhism by Sri Lanka’s Mass Media – Commission of Inquiry urgently needed

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  Ever since the 1964 Press Commission Report that established beyond doubt the role of Sri Lanka’s media in denigrating Buddhism nothing much has changed.  The media has taken no steps to self-regulate itself while the Maha Sangha and the lay Buddhist Organizations have not exerted pressure on them to do so. The […]

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BOYCOTT ANTI-BUDDHIST SRI LANKAN MEDIA flouting journalistic ethics and denigrating Buddhism & Buddhists

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  The only language that entities that survive and thrive on profits understands is when their profits dwindle and sales decrease. The Sri Lankan media has been on a very visible witch hunt against the Sinhala Buddhists & is all out to negate the place held by Buddhism promoting other religions instead. While […]

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For Health & Humane Reasons – STOP COW SLAUGHTER

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Next to our biological mother who feeds us milk in the initial years of our life, the burden of continuing to feed us milk throughout our life falls on our next mother – the cow. Not only that the cow has become a means for meat ruthlessly slaughtered, butchered and killed for […]

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Everyone should fear “Buddhist Fundamentalists”….

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Of late much funding has gone to ridicule the Buddhists. They have also been referred to as ‘racists’ ‘extremists’ ‘terrorists’ ‘militants’ and even ‘clowns’. Obviously, some people are very annoyed with the teachings of Buddha. The urban dictionary describes fundamentalism as A person who takes their religion so literally and to such […]

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Sri Lanka has IDPs to resettle – We do not need controversial Muslim refugees!

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka is just recovering after a 3 decade-long terror conflict. It is just 8 years since the military defeat of that terrorist movement. Thousands of refugees & IDPs are currently being resettled while demining initiatives continues. The sudden increase in refugees/internally displaced persons is due to a wave of attacks by […]

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Sri Lankan Muslims leaders: Have you forgotten the violations US/West have committed against the Muslims?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge There are 50 Muslim majority countries in the world. Since 1980 Syria has become the 14th Muslim country US has illegally bombed & invaded. At the same time there are also 5 Muslim countries that support US airstrikes on Syria – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan. However, we […]

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The horrors of female genital mutilation & it is happening very much in Sri Lanka!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  This is being written at the request of a Muslim Activist who wants the Sri Lankan public to be aware of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia. It is also known as “female circumcision”. It is not mandated in the Koran but it does […]

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The Buddhist world must stand with Buddhist Myanmar in its hour of need

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge If the people of the West can demonstrate and protest against immigrants, the people of Myanmar have every right to voice their objections against a wave of incursions taking place. Myanmar is just one of the many countries plagued with problems that colonial British manufactured during their rule. What cannot be ignored […]

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Dawatagaha mosque trustee must demand EU & Non-EU envoys to stop harassing & attacking Muslims in their countries

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  EU and non EU-envoys gathered at Dawatagaha mosque to humiliate and ridicule the Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka. It was a melodrama by these envoys playing politics in internal affairs flouting diplomatic protocol. Be that as it may, these busy body envoys should spend a little more time looking at what is […]

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Who is manipulating the Ven Gnanasara Thero & BBS?

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge No situation happens in isolation. Every aspect has a historical origin and every scene has a geopolitical purpose. Without understanding these realities it is difficult to comprehend the scale of the problem. Firstly, we need to understand that there is a systematic and calculated plan to denigrate Buddhists/Theravada Buddhism with the ultimate […]

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Blood shortage in North Sri Lanka: “War criminal’ Sri Lankan soldiers give blood because Tamils high castes don’t want their blood to get mixed with low castes.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Have you ever heard of a group of people demanding self-determination, carrying out global campaigns for an ethno-religious homeland for themselves to look after their own, getting the backing of world powers and organizations and then to find out there is a shortage of blood because high castes don’t want their blood […]

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Questions to the GOSL regarding Vaiko’s deportation from Malaysia for LTTE links

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The deportation of MDMK general secretary Vaiko for links to the LTTE must be embarrassing news for the Sri Lankan Government that has since January 2015 being taking an appeasing approach to handling an internationally banned terrorist group. LTTE remains banned in 32 countries including Malaysia. The GOSL has to the surprise […]

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UN’s Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission Raises Many Questions

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

By Shenali Waduge COLOMBO (IDN) – The appointment of a three-member team by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)on May 30 to investigate alleged abuses by Myanmar military forces against the country’s Royingya Muslim minority raises many questions about its neutrality, particularly as all the three members have questionable backgrounds as to their fitness to […]

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The OIC announces solidarity with the Muslims in Sri Lanka, who will show solidarity with the Sinhala Buddhists?

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has issued a statement pledging solidarity with the Sri Lankan Muslims. The announcement comes in the backdrop of a wave of terror attacks unfolding globally. Islamic terror is striking UK, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world where Western law enforcement are taking stern actions […]

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Terror strikes: Why no Reconciliation between Christians & Muslims in Europe?

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge   Europe has become the latest theatre for a spate of terror attacks across EU nations. European media goes into panic sensationalism mode claiming assailants shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and then automatically Muslims and their places of worship are attacked leaving many Muslims to live in fear and subject to blanket discrimination & […]

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What Humbug: EU/US are blowing Muslim nations in the Middle East to the stone age but promoting Muslim rights in Sri Lanka!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge It is hilarious that a group of EU & Non-EU envoys have gone to meet Muslim leaders at the Dewatagaha Mosque in Colombo. These ambassadors must take the people of Sri Lanka for fools or else they are living in a fool’s paradise themselves. We ask these ambassadors to not violate diplomatic […]

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Amnesty Report : America has no moral right to point fingers at any country

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge A 44 page report by Amnesty International declares that the US Government gave $1.3billion worth of arms to ISIS in 2016. This comes in the backdrop of Hillary Clinton admitting that the US created Al Qaeda. . $4 trillion dollars later has been spent on this bogus War-on-Terror/Humanitarian-R2P so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0bm4E9yw. Both […]

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Open Letter to US Envoy in Sri Lanka: America has no moral right to point fingers at any country

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Shenali Waduge A 44 page report by Amnesty International declares that the US Government gave $1.3billion worth of arms to ISIS in 2016. This comes in the backdrop of Hillary Clinton admitting that the US created Al Qaeda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0bm4E9yw. Both entities are supposed to be targets of the US War on Terror. How does that […]

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South Asia & SAARC Nations under Indian geopolitical & economic hegemony.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In 1985 the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was initiated to unite India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal & Maldives with Afghanistan joining in 2007. India’s 1.3billion populace plus the populations of the other 7 members made SAARC 1.6billion of which 77% live in India while India accounted for 75% […]

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Power of institutional religions – Christianity & Islam against Buddhism/Buddhists

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Historically Christianity & Islam has been at odds. Both remain engaged in a historical endeavour to overrule & over power the other while at another level both join to influence other religions and their status quo. Both Vatican/Holy See and the stricter form of Islam (Wahhabism) under control of Saudi have at […]

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The Indian Diaspora in the US

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge From 12,000 Indian immigrants in 1960, the Indian-American population has shot up to over 3million. The worldwide Indian diaspora itself is immeasurable with estimated figures ranging from 20-30million. Many of these Indians are proud Americans with little allegiance to their land of birth, however, qualities of their birth land remains and is […]

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