Author Archive for Shenali Waduge

JUSTICE for late R.M. Gunaratna Banda – VICTIM of Kandy Hand Grenade: unfairly accused by Sri Lanka’s media

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

  An isolated incident was given communal flavor & ignited to create mayhem that resulted in destruction of property & even the loss of lives. The inaction of the police, the false dissemination of news by Sri Lanka’s media and the biased & politically motivated statements of the Sri Lankan politicians must take full responsibility […]

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Sri Lanka’s ‘Ethnic’ tensions a covert action of US foreign policy

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

  Until & unless people realize that there is a bigger picture to the present rise in communal disharmony we are not going to find answers to its solution. The present coalition government is a result of a successful regime change. Note the personalities placed in various positions are all part of & linked to […]

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Anti-Buddhist Sri Lankan Government attempt to ban Vesak pandals echoes Vietnam under Nieg Diem & US foreign policy

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

On 30 March 2018 the Daily Mirror carried a caption No pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days” declared by the Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera. The reaction was immediate & quite rightly the majority Buddhists saw it as an act of an appeasing Government adopting an anti-Buddhist policy for its own political survival. It also […]

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Why should all countries except Muslim-majority countries be multi-cultural, multi-ethnic or multi-faith

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

If there are international laws, international standards & application of international laws & standards equally to all, then one ethnic group cannot claim to be exclusive from its application where they are a majority but demand & enjoy these standards where they are a minority. Multiculturalism became a liberal fad that is fast losing its […]

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Can countries with blood soaked hands frame bogus charges of war crimes against Sri Lanka

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Whatever countries of the West preach, their record speaks volumes and should be nothing they or their citizens can be proud about. The question is, knowing that these countries of the West have lied, created false reports, false flag stories/campaigns, secretly trained & dispatched ‘rebels’ to stir trouble to justify their interference….can these countries be […]

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How secular is the West?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Of late there have been quite a number of know-it-all ‘academics’ ‘political analysts’ dollar earning civil society coming forward promoting the displacement of Buddhism enshrined in Article 9 to be replaced with a ‘secular’ constitution in Sri Lanka. They love to quote extensively how West is secular. If readers were wiser they would look for […]

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White supremacist mentality pervades orders by UNHRC for hybrid court for Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

What can we make out of a global entity claiming to be the custodians of peace, justice and equality towards all member states, refusing to accept evidence, denies to investigate requests & appeals & completely ignores appeals by citizens of member states? Well, if the global entity is the UN and the aggrieved member states […]

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Public Letter to the President of Sri Lanka & Members of the Constitutional Council against the Hate Speech Statement by Election Commission against the Sinhalese

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Your Excellency The President of Sri Lanka,   In your capacity as Head of State, appointing the Commissioner of Elections on the recommendation of the Constitutional Council, this public letter is to bring to your kind attention a not-so-independent statement by the Elections Commissioner, published by Daily Mirror journalist M S M Ayub on 20 […]

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Why is a Buddhist majoritarian state unacceptable but Islamic states are?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

According to M M Zuhair former ambassador & Secretary to the State Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation the international community will not support a Buddhist majoritarian state and will only recognize states that are multi-linguistic, multi-cultural & multi-religious. If so, what is the position of over 50 majority-Muslim states where the constitution upholds only […]

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Enforce One Law & Eliminate Extremism in Sri Lanka  

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A country must have one common law equal to all & followed by all. Those who set laws must also follow the laws they set. No one can be above the law of the land. While there should be an agreeable set of common laws, we can accept some special privileges but who enjoys these […]

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Ashroff’s separatist legacy is root cause of Sinhala-Muslim divide

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

When elders speak of good old days prior to 1980s when Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims lived happily & peacefully together sans nomenclatures of federalism, self-determination, separatism, jihad, terrorism etc, it makes us wonder where have we gone wrong and who are responsible. In ignoring warnings that followed armed militancy, it is imperative that we do […]

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Sri Lanka Finding the Middle Path: compromising demands, reconciliation & reciprocity

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

In the backdrop of lies, half-truths, exaggerations and misinterpretations it is time to take some issues and deal with them head on. In batting with a straight bat, everyone should feel comforted that decisions have been fair and honest. In general, we are all in unison that politicians and political parties have only aggravated the […]

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

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

It is no understatement to say that historically Christianity & Islam have been at odds. Both have fought wars to declare who was superior. Both have historically pursued a quest for supremacy of power. However, both have co-joined to influence other not so powerful religious sans institutional backing. Both Vatican/Holy See and the stricter form […]

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Hilarious when LTTE fronts are issuing statements on anti-Muslim attacks in Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

The clean hands doctrine means that anyone with soiled hands is not morally capable of preaching. LTTE drove Sinhalese & Muslims from their homes in the North and it is only thereafter that LTTE claimed the North to be the sole homeland of the Tamil people. The world has conveniently forgotten this horrid past but […]

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Let’s talk about Media Racism on Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

As Buddhists, we feel hurt & saddened at the manner mainstream media has been reporting on Sri Lanka. Every event is quickly turned into delivering headlines that specifically targets Buddhists & Buddhism and completely brainwashes the world against the majority populace in Sri Lanka. The owners, the paid journalists that carry the story, the editor […]

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Hate Crimes against Muslims in the West  

Friday, March 9th, 2018

 They say the white man speaks with a forked tongue. The double speak & hypocrisy is seen clearly in the manner the West preaches to the rest of the world while doing the exact opposite by policy. The statistics by West speak for themselves. At times Western nations partner with political Islam when it suits […]

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Racial Riots: People of Sri Lanka, tell the World the Facts

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge In Sri Lanka, there is the majority Sinhala Buddhists and there are the minorities that comprise Tamils, Muslims, Christians & Catholics. The people live peacefully but there are many others who do not want them to live peacefully. It is always important to dissect who are the benefactors of racial tensions and […]

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ALL LIES: The 1956 ‘Sinhala Only’ Act is NOT the root cause of ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

There are some major misconceptions being floated even by learned academics & political pundits without putting facts & timelines in perspective. The Official Language Act of 1956 (which was to come into effect in 1964) returned the status of Sinhala language that the 3 colonial invaders usurped upon their arrival in 1505. Tamil was never […]

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EU is a racist bloc of Nations seen by refusal to accept Turkey as EU member

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Turkey’s denial for full EU membership a case that has been going on for 30 years is a lesson to other non-European nations like India, Japan, South Korea that loves to go behind the West functioning as their lapdogs and being their loyal strategic partners believing that the EU considers them on par with them. […]

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Questions to UNSG/UNHRC: Who killed 6261 soldiers during the final phase – LTTE or Tamil Civilians

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

During the last few months before the end of the LTTE ground force there were 3 players inside the theatre of war – the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, the LTTE and Tamil civilians and the possibility of South Indians also fighting needs to be ascertained? We know that 6261 soldiers died between 2006 and May 2009, […]

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Interfering in the Internal Affairs of Sovereign Sri Lanka by US & Indian Envoys

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

How aware are the Governments of the US & India that their two envoys are going overboard with or without their knowledge in the interference into the internal affairs of Sri Lanka? An unprecedented number of Indians have been roped into America’s diplomatic service and at times we can but wonder whether they are serving […]

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Sri Lanka Gender Quotas for WOMEN: Reality & Practicality

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Not everyone can or wants to enter politics. Not everyone can or wants to be a politician. There have been plenty of women in politics some making a global name for themselves like Sirimavo Bandaranaike and they did so without a women’s quota even existing nor expecting any special privileges because they were women. In […]

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Proscribed LTTE Tamil Tigers make a mockery of UK Terrorism Act

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge According to the UK Terrorism Act of 2000 it is a crime to wear or carry any item portraying reasonable suspicion of support to a proscribed organization. In 2001, UK proscribed LTTE as a foreign terrorist organization together with 45 other foreign terrorist organizations. In 2009 Tamil demonstrators in London were carrying […]

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What next for President Rajapakse & the SLPP

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln 10th February 2018 will go down in history as a watershed moment in Sri Lankan politics. It beat previous startling outcomes of 1956 and 1977. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna a lifespan of just 2 years electorally thrashed parties that had […]

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RESPECT THE PEOPLE’S VOICE: NO to Constitutional Changes, Division of Sri Lanka & Witch hunt against the Armed Forces

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

For 3 years’ people’s democratic voice was stifled by denying elections. The so called international community kept silent not insisting on elections being held. However, finally after an island wide local government election, the People have spoken – the silent majority have spoken and the Government is bound to now listen. Though the official election […]

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Britain’s VVIP Terrorists the LTTE: Case of Brigadier Priyankara Fernando

Friday, February 9th, 2018

We want truth & justice” – oh yes, so do we. But we need to get some facts cleared first. Can the British Government please explain to the world why LTTE remains banned in the UK since 2001 while LTTE supporters are free to carry LTTE flags, hold pro-LTTE rallies and scream Our Nation Tamil […]

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Investigate due process followed by Human Rights Council/OHCHR Head on Sri Lanka

Monday, February 5th, 2018

  Has the UN & its key bodies followed due process on UN member sovereign Sri Lanka? How does the UN system handle terrorist movements & what international laws are applicable to them? In what manner can the UN intervene without violating its own Charter and how sure is the UN on the evidence or […]

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Nothing to celebrate about a Dominion Status in 4 February 1948. Sri Lanka must celebrate 22 May 1972 Republic Day

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Between 1948 and 1972, Ceylon was independent but remained a dominion status where the head of state was the Monarch of England. At the time of Ceylon Independence George VI was King of England. His daughter Elizabeth II became Queen of England and Head of State of Ceylon from 1952 to 1972. Moreover, UK still […]

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Prince Edward, Chief Guest at Sri Lanka’s 70th ‘independence’ must visit the Exhibition on Colonial Crimes

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge  In 1505 landed in then Sinhale, the Portuguese, the first of the European Christian explorers. Thereafter, came the Dutch and finally the British who gave an independence with dominion status in 1948. Sri Lanka is marking the 70th anniversary of an independence from foreign rule by inviting a representative and relation of […]

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Present day conflicts are a result of artificial borders & divide & rule policies of Colonial Rulers  

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Shenali D Waduge There is a reason to say majority of conflicts today are a result of policies of colonial rulers. Western European invader-rulers have done much damage to the world. There is little they can argue against this. Creation of artificial states & amalgamating new states have been a legacy that continues to haunt […]

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