TRAIN TRAGEDY AVERTED BY LEVEL CROSSING GATE-KEEPER, SHOULD BE HEAVILY REWARDED.

January 29th, 2016

Susantha Wijesinghe

The Level Crossing Gate Keeper had closed his gates and was expecting an Express train to come from a certain Direction, when he noticed that there was another train coming from the Opposite Direction, on the same tracks. He immediately took a decision to hail or gesture to the Engine Driver, not to proceed but to stop the train. The Engine Driver took serious notice and brought his train to a halt. The other Express train Driver too, noticing a Train on the same tracks, in the opposite direction, engaged to bring his Train to a Halt.  THE TWO ENGINES STOPPED WITHIN A DISTANCE OF ABOUT TEN FEET OF EACH OTHER.  This should be truly International News.

The timely, spontaneous, decision taken by the Level Crossing Gate-Keeper,  possibly saved the lives of at least a thousand people on both Trains, MIRACULOUSLY AVERTING a disastrous tragedy, of life and limb, which may have been THE BIGGEST TRAIN DISASTER OF OUR TIME. Both are Express Trains.

Serious decision making, and decision taking  can come from such a simple man as the LEVEL CROSSING GATE-KEEPER. HE SHOULD  BE GARLANDED FOR HIS BRAVE ACTION, AND SHOULD BE HEAVILY REWARDED. I believe that the President and Prime Minister would hear of this simple mans action, and respond positively.

 

Commentary: Talking Down to Chinese Economy is Groundless

January 29th, 2016

By He Zhenhua (People’s Daily Online)

Billionaire investor George Soros said at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos that China’s economy is heading for a hard landing, a slump that will exacerbate the global deflationary pressures. His talking down to the China’s market has led to widespread concerns and heated discussions. In fact, what Soros said was nothing new from any of the previous predictions claiming that China’s economy is about to “collapse”. Only this time it becomes more baffling with the seemingly professional terms such as “hard landing”, “deflation”, and “debt burden”.

How realistic was Soros’ remark? In fact, if one gets into the lives of the locals in China, one can hardly find any sign of depression or so-called “collapse”. For example, the number of Chinese outbound tourists reached 120 million last year. And Chinese consumers can be seen everywhere in duty-free stores. Meanwhile, there is this Singles’ Day, a Chinese e-commerce holiday that falls on November 11 annually – merely on this day alone last year we saw three times the purchases spent by all U.S. online shoppers on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday together. For the United States, in the contrast, one out of eight families lived on food stamps and over 120 thousand families filed for bankruptcy every month after the financial crisis. It is obvious that, even without any professional analysis, these simple and concrete observations are saying that the landscape of Chinese economy is prosperous.

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“A hard landing is practically unavoidable,” said Soros on Chinese economy. Similar predictions of such could be traced back to the 1997 Asian financial crisis. We know that history has annulled such predictions. China’s economic scale is ten times larger than what it was 20 years ago, with per capita income increased by 4 times. The era has changed. If China could manage the “soft landing” in the 1990s, then with the current inventories that China processes – the abundance of material resources, the more sophisticated the market system is, and more fruitful results of reform – the country surely will not let the economy fall.

Mao Zedong once wrote: “It is important to view things from a long-term perspective.” China has a population of 1.37 billion, among which 900 million are working labors. Besides, China has 70 million market entities. With all these as the backdrop, Chinese economy is in good shape despite some ups and downs. The nation’s vast potential and its great resilience have made rooms for a healthy and sustainable development. It is true that certain data might not seem promising, or that a few enterprises did undergo difficulties. Nevertheless, these are not sufficient indication of a long-term economic decline. It is nothing but a temporary pain from the reforms. We are at an essential stage that to undergo a more advanced economic form becomes inevitable and necessary. There is no need to worry excessively.

No valid economic analysis could be achieved if one can’t see the forest for the trees. A closer look would find that those who held a theory of a bearish Chinese economy are merely based on uncorroborated evidence, or even erroneous data. With regard to the saying of capital outflows, China’s foreign investment in 2015 was in fact six percent more on a year on year basis, a rate within the top three of the world. Meanwhile, with regard to the saying of fall of export, China’s CPI in 2015 has been retained on a moderate level. The fall on export figures has little or no impact. Then, it is the saying that China’s overall debt-to-GDP ratio has reached 300 percent. This is totally fabricated and nonsense. The fluctuation in the Chinese stock market is to a great extent due to immature security regulation system and immature investors. It cannot reflect how well the economy is doing. As for the rates of Chinese Yuan, it is totally kept within a rational range. If someone uses such uncorroborated or erroneous evidence as guidance to their investment, then the so-called “financial tycoons” will lose everything in the game.

Facts alone are eloquent enough. After entering a new norm, the outlook of Chinese economy remains promising, and it is still a powerful engine to fuel up the economic recovery of the world. The added value of hi-tech industry grew 10.2 percent last year, whereas the energy per unit of GDP decreased by 5.6 percent. There is an average of 12,000 new enterprises registered every day in China. All these achievements did not come easily; they are earned by the hard work of Chinese people. More importantly, as Chinese people are getting wealthier, they are paying more attention to culture, education, medication, and life insurance. The elevation of such demands will broaden up the economic transactions. Currently, China is dedicating itself to a new “supply-side structural reform”, which aims to improve productivity and realize human-centered development. Just look at the demands from Chinese consumers – the Japanese toilet seats that Chinese shoppers are crazy about; the tiny roller ball on the tip of a ballpoint pen that still needs to be imported to China; the rising senior care market; the astonishingly growing box office, and the huge potential in the online education market – all of these are proving that China is upgrading itself to a consumption structure, and it has great potential in the demands from consumers that are eagerly waiting to be discovered and fulfilled. The “supply-side structural reform” today is catered for such demands, and will help promote Chinese economy to a whole new stage.

There is a “famous saying” from Soros: “Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited”. Now, a bunch of people with this or that unspeakable purposes began to fabricate such “episodes of falsehood and lies”. The truth speaks for itself. China is the locomotive in the world economic growth train, whether they like it or not. As Chinese President Xi Jinping once said, China will always be a contributor to the global development. “You can take a ride on our express train or just make a hitchhike, all are welcome.”

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Sand removed from ASP’s swimming pool looking for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s hidden gold and cash

January 29th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The sand placed in the swimming pool at Sri Lanka Labour Party Leader and Businessman A.S.P. Liyanage’s residence in Rajagiriya was removed this morning under the supervision of Colombo Crime Division (CCD) Chief Vijith Gunaratne and the Rajagiriya Police.

Mr. Liyanage had on an earlier occasion complained to the police about reports that gold and cash bags were hidden under sand.

He requested the IGP to investigate whether former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had hidden the gold and cash packed in polythene bags before placing them in the swimming pool. However, no gold or cash bags were found from the pool today.
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From ‘traitors’ to ‘racists’

January 29th, 2016

Island Editorial

Politicians, intoxicated with power, vent their spleens on their critics the way tipplers heap abuse on the rocks they stumble over. The Rajapaksa government had many such elements, Mervyn Silva being one of them. They branded those who refused to toe their line ‘traitors’. The critics of the present administration are vilified as ‘racists’.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was in action in Parliament on Thursday! He flayed the media to his heart’s content. His diatribe may be dubbed a verbal madu waliga attack on journalists. Media reports on contradictory statements government leaders make on the proposed war crimes probe, among other things, had irked him beyond measure. The PM also faulted the media for not condemning Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galabodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who disrupted the Homagama Magistrate’s Court recently. He is entitled to his opinion and his right to criticise the media cannot be questioned.

Asgiriya Maha Nayake Thera Most Ven. Galagama Sri Attadassi Thera has said something positive about Ven. Gnanasara Thera, as we reported yesterday. It will be interesting to know what the government has got to say about the prelate’s statement.

It was a supreme irony that missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda happened to be praised by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, who is the leader of the UNP which vilified Richard de Zoysa, a veteran journalist and artiste, abducted, tortured and killed in February 1990. The then UNP government abused the slain journalist posthumously in Parliament in the most despicable manner in a bid to justify his assassination. It even made an issue of his sexual orientation!

The PM made a very serious allegation; an editor had got a fellow journalist abducted in a white van under the previous government. He also tarred all journalists with the same brush by claiming that their hands were not clean and he had evidence to prove that. The question is what prevents him from exposing the errant journalists. That will be a great service to Sri Lankan journalism. The editor concerned must be arrested forthwith for having a serious crime perpetrated. Those who carried out that abduction may be responsible for other crimes against civilians including journalists. The new government which is championing media rights should have ordered a probe into that particular white van abduction immediately after grabbing power in January 2015. Is it that the present dispensation is keen to probe only the allegations of crimes against its rivals and the armed forces?

Where were the present-day champions of judicial independence when the houses of Supreme Court judges were stoned by UNP goons led by Kalu Lucky in 1983 as the then JRJ government was furious that the ruling in a fundamental rights case against the police had gone in favour of Vivienne Goonewardena. Did the self-appointed defenders of ethno-religious minorities, protest in Parliament against the 1983 anti-Tamil pogrom and call for action against the perpetrators of racial violence who were mostly UNP goons?

The government has condemned—and rightly so—the BBS chief for scolding Ekneligoda’s wife in court. But, why did its leaders refrain from condemning the lawyers who went berserk in the Colombo High Court in 2011, when the White Flag case judgment was given, and abused a female judge in raw filth? More recently, lawyers and police hurled abuse at one another in a courtroom freely, forcing a Magistrate to suspend proceedings. The government leaders did not utter a whimper of protest. Why?

Now that the PM has taken up, in Parliament, the issue of Ekneligoda’s disappearance again, the government should explain why it has not probed a damning allegation made by no less a person than the then Chief Opposition Whip Joseph Michael Perera (UNP) against the army on July 08, 2008. Perera said attacks on journalists and media institutions were being carried out by a ‘special team’ controlled by the then Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka. He called upon the Rajapaksa government to arrest the offenders immediately. Lasantha was killed a few months later in January 2009. Before setting up a war crimes tribunal and treating the media to lectures on ethics and the virtues of reconciliation the government must probe this particular allegation it officially made in Parliament.

Ranil tears into media “Journalists’ hands aren’t clean”

January 29th, 2016

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island

January 28, 2016, 10:44 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday, in Parliament, lashed out at the media, accusing them of promoting racism.

“You don’t talk big because your hands are not clean. What are all doing with regard to racism? I mean all newspapers. I am asking the electronic and print media. What do you have to say about the incident at the Homagama Court? Write an editorial, if possible, on the Homagama incident.”

The Prime Minister was participating in a debate at the time of adjournment of the House on the recent incidents in Embiliptiya and issues involving the police.

The Prime Minister’s statement:

“There are problems as regards police the world over. Following police shooting in Ferguson in the US, people took to the streets against it. Similar incident happened in England last year. Police have to maintain law and order.

Recently, we saw such problems here. Embilipitiya incident is only one of them. The other incident was with regard to the conduct of officers at the Kotadeniya Police station. That has been investigated and courts of law have been moved. If the police have done anything wrong, we have no intention of covering up their wrongdoings. We all came here after fighting for the need for restoring the rule of law. The British instituted the police here. Within 30 years of establishing the police in Britain, they established the police here. It is not only the police who are involved in maintaining law and order. Courts of law, the police and the media are needed for that purpose.

Courts were established in Sri Lanka in 1835. Sri Lanka was the first country in Asia and Africa to have a modern judicial system. We have forgotten that tradition. We have a similar history as regards the media, too. All these institutions are needed for maintaining the law and order and to restore the rule of law. The police cannot perform that task single-handed. What we have witnessed during the last ten years was that disintegration of those three institutions and the politicization of them. The Rajapaksa regime destroyed all those three institutions. We fought against it.

We need to modernise them. We have sought the assistance of Britain and other countries. We have to increase the salaries of the workers in those institutions. There was a time that Sri Lanka had the best police in the Asia. That was soon after the Second World War. Now, what do we have? We have to regain that position. We had an exemplary judicial system. All these institutions have been destroyed. Politicians got the police and army to kill people. We have to investigate those instances. We have to probe the shortcomings of the police.

The Embilipitiya incident is now before the court which would give the final decision. When we freed the judicial system from undue political interferences our action was welcomed. We are cleaning up the police and judiciary. We cannot establish a new court or new police department. I know what people need whether they live in the South or the North. I have been to those parts of the country. We have to probe incidents which warrant investigations.

Intelligence operatives once brought Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara to Sirikotha. People were also brought there to attack me. It is no use criticizing the police for those mistakes. Police personnel, too, know those actions were wrong. That was why the majority of police joined us to reject the previous regime on Jan. 08. One could be Sinhala or Tamil, but one has to keep in the mind that we all have to come together and clean up those institutions.

We should not forget that family members of our MPs and one of our female MP, too, were taken into police custody. We should introduce remedies where they are needed. But, what we witness today is a witch hunt against the police. The media is engaged in it.

There were reports of notebooks being grabbed from media personnel in Embilipitiya. Who is this Jayantha Nanayakkara? Where was he when Eknaligoda was abducted? Did he utter a word when Lasantha Wickrematunga was killed?  (Looking at the press gallery) Tell me please whose pocket Nanayakkara is in? Those who are attacking me should answer my question. He, too, is one of the hunters. He now is raising some other issues to cover up his past. Journalists who fought for media freedom, members of the civil society and attorneys-at-law can come forward; I will come with police so that two sides can discuss the matter. If you say there has been no wrongdoing on the part of the media, I will go to courts. If you are going to courts, you need to go with clean hands. There is an editors’ guild. What did it do when the Uthayan newspaper was attacked? If you are going to courts now against police, we too could go there. I could give an affidavit mentioning what the editors did in the past.

There is one editor who carried tales against a fellow journalist and got the previous regime to abduct the latter in a white van. I intervened to save him. This incident is known to the editor and his colleague. I call upon the newspapers to clean up the mess in their institutions. I tell them that their hands are not clean. If there is a violation of law, the journalists could go before courts and file a fundamental rights case. We, too, can come. Otherwise, we can talk and sort this out. But, do not engage in witch hunting. That is wrong and I am opposed to it. The Police commission and the police department should work together.

(Looking at the press gallery again) Tell me now whether you are going to hunt the courts, too. Are you going to criticise the courts? Have you been able to write a single editorial on what happened at the Homagama Court? When is Lankadeepa is going to write that editorial? When is Divaina going to write that editorial? When is Lakbima going to write an editorial on that? Don’t talk big because your hands are not clean! What are you doing with regard to racism? I mean all newspapers. I am telling this to the Rivira, too. I am asking the electronic media? What have you to say about the incident at the Homagama Court? Write an editorial if possible on the Homagama incident. We, too, have a right to talk of Buddhism as Buddhists. It is we who follow the teaching of the Buddha to the letter not the journalists. We always say, ‘Buddhamn Saranam Gacchami, Dhamman Saranam Gacchami and Sanghan Saranam Gacchami’.

Those who said Mahinda Saranam Gacchami have no right to talk of Buddhism.

What happened at the Abhayaramaya yesterday? Some 20-30 persons came there. How many journalists were there? Now, they want to go for street fights. I can bring hundreds from Colombo to counter them. We can bring thousands of them. Don’t think that people power could be undermined by the power of the former regime. If you think that you can whitewash the previous regime and resurrect it you are mistaken.

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has issued a statement with regard to the Homagama incident. How many media organisations talked of that incident? There is one Keerthi Warnakulasuriya of the Divaina shouting that the war heroes are being killed. What did they say about the Eknaligoda abduction. Who is Eknaligoda? Is he a politician? Eknaligoda was a journalist. What is the position of media on the Eknaligoda abduction?

(Looking at the press gallery) I call upon media to reveal to the country their position on Eknaligoda. I am asking each one of you. I would ask this question again. Who is Eknaligoda? Is he not a journalist? Is it right that he was abducted? I ask that question from Divaina. Is Ekanligoda a frog like Keerthi Warnakulasuriya or a journalist? I ask the same question from Lankadeepa. I ask it from Ada newspaper and from the Daily Mirror. What is your position with regard to Homagama incident? Do you approve of scolding Eknaligoda’s wife at the Homagama court? Our MP Hirunika, too, was taken into police custody.

You can report this in the Rivira and on Derana TV. There is Chathura at Derana. His problem is that he, too, was a member of the hunting party. Madhawa Madawala and Chathura joined others to ruin that place with the help from the Rajapaksas. We know that you all are getting ready to promote racism. Anyone could collect some pieces of paper and open a press and print a newspaper. We have no problem with that. But, the media belongs to the people. We cannot let you use media to promote racism. Now, there is a campaign against celebrating the Independence Day. Stop that game right now! Chathura is like a Reeri Yaka. Please publish the entire speech of mine. I am asking whether Derana has two standpoints. They should response to this. Do not go on promoting racism. We have information about the Abhayarama discussion yesterday. We are ready to counter that.

There are two groups of journalists. There is a group that fought for media freedom. Victor Ivan, too, has blamed me. We fought together. If those who went hunting try to pose as clean journalists we have information to expose them.

Now, The Island and the Daily Mirror have published some

Attempt to subjugate the two forces that protect Sri Lanka: Armed Forces & Maha Sangha

January 28th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

 The two forces that come forward to protect the nation not surprisingly originate from the Deep South and represent the rural masses. Majority of the Sangha and the members of the armed forces are Sinhala literate, from poor homes and possess all the ingredients that the Kolambians, who did not play any role in defending the nation, loathe. Historically, it was the Sangha that advised the Kings and held respect amongst the people. It was the armed forces that sacrificed blood and became handicapped to deliver an elusive peace after 3 decades. Tragically, those that played no role in ending the war and those who actually lived off the war, enjoying the dividends of peace are now holding reigns and punishing the real protectors of the nation. People have forgotten their gratitude and are treating the forces that stood up against the enemies as the enemy while the enemies are at the footsteps of Sri Lanka’s gates ready to devour the entire nation. A nation self-walking into destruction betraying the ranawirun and the Sangha that holds the ancient identity of Sri Lanka. Nationalism, patriotism, the Sangha and the ranawiruwan have all been synonymous with the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and cannot be taken separately or should be separated. It is the attempt to subjugate and destroy what connects the Buddhist ethos of Sri Lanka that is the hallmark of the struggle at hand.

 The role of the Sangha

Both Ven. Walpola Rahula Thera and E.W. Adikaram held the view that Buddhism was known in the Sinhale nation far before the reign of King Dharmasoka and the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera in 3rd century BC. This notion is confirmed by archaeological findings too. However, it was only after the conversion of King Devanampiyatissa that Buddhism became the State religion in Sri Lanka. The Magadhi language spoken by Arahat Mahinda and Sinhala were similar as inscriptions reveal. Sri Lanka embraced Theravada Buddhism the direct doctrine of Buddha. The Sangha supported by the Kings of the Sinhale nation were committed to protecting Theravada Buddhism. The first Pali Tripitaka into written format was done in Sri Lanka during the reign of Vattagamani (89-77 BC).

 The contributions of the Sinhala monks are found in the Sinhala commentaries – Maha Attakatha, the Maha Paecari and the Kurundi. Sri Lanka possessed an unbroken lineage of ordination coming from the time of Arhat Mahinda. The Sinhala Monks helped to establish Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. The Sinhala monks have since ancient times been a trusted teacher, guide and friend to the people besides taking the mantle of leadership to protect the nation.

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The persecution of Buddhism began with the arrival of the 3 colonial invaders preaching peace but with gun in one hand and Bible in the other. Buddhism further degenerated with the introduction of missionary schools though a revival came in the 1860s combined with nationalism. At this juncture we must pay tribute to Col. Henry Steele Olcott, the president of the Theosophical Movement and took up the Buddhist campaign against British officials and British missionaries going on to help establish Ananda College, Mahinda College and Dharmaraja College all of which are today facing the bogus ‘multicultural’ gavel. Olcott was instrumental in getting the British governor to declare Vesak a public holiday. Tragically, for the lack of pluck by our own we now need a similar Olcott to come forward.

It was the Sangha and the Sinhala Buddhists who came forward to fight against foreign domination though a handful of Sinhala Buddhists preferred to pay servitude to foreign masters for favors no different the same kalu sudda/sepoy/lascarin mentality that prevails. Personalities such as Migettuwatte Gunananda thero a fearless debator, orator, erudite scholar and writer led the movement for the revival of Buddhist education and national renaissance and challenged the Christian missionaries to public debates. It is because the Sangha is part of the Sinhala Buddhist hegemonic identity that efforts are afoot to embarrass the sangha even coopting their own towards this goal.

From Indian invaders Sena & Guttika in 177BC to the colonial invaders, Buddhism, the Sangha, the chaityas, imagery were all targeted for annihilation. The foreign invaders aim was to strike at the heart of the civilization, thus break apart the culture of the Sinhalese and remove their affinity to Buddhism, an effort that continues still and gaining success with Sinhalese enticed to adopt bogus multicultural and multifaith ideals. The inability of post-independence governments to take the philosophy of Buddhism to the heart of the people via education has enabled foreign invaders to use modern media to make inroads to dilute the teachings of Buddhism and ridicule in shocking analogies incorporating Sinhala Buddhists themselves to do so. Yet, it was the Sangha who came forward as protectors of the Sinhala Buddhist identity from European missionaries. Covert hidden agenda to destabalize Sri Lanka is nothing new. The sangha have been quick to pick up these foreign motives. It is for this reason that the Sangha is being referred to as racist, chauvinist, fundamentalist – any name that would via media block them from having the contents of their message be heard by the masses. The present tragedy faced by the Sangha for lack of proper leadership cries for the likes of Anagarika Dharmapala who had a strong Sinhala Buddhist ideology which no present day politician has. In Angarika Dharmapalathuma’s eyes the Sangha were custodian and guardian of Buddhism. It was in 1945 that a publication titled ‘Bhikku and Politics’ was issued by the Vidayalankara Pirivena adopting the need for the Sangha to take up politics to fill a void and demand due place for Buddhism that the politicians were not doing. This eventually inspired the Eksath Bhikku Peramuna that came out with the Buddhist Commission Report with inputs from heavy weights L H Mettananda, D C WIjewardana, Prof Malalasekara, P de S Kularatne, Dr. Tennekone Wimalananda, Ven. Ambanwela Siddhartha, Ven. Henpitagedara Gnanasiha  to name a few.  During the times of the Kings, the Sangha even came forward to fight.

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Our ranawiruwan

“The Military History of Sri Lanka” by Siri Munasinhe recalls the Great Chronicle, Mahavansa recording 1200 battles fought by our ancient kings ably assisted by the Sinhalese soldiers managed to keep Sri Lanka free from being taken over.

Serving under over 180 kings, the soldiers have done a proud duty by their nation in acting as its defenders. The Sri Lanka army was first established as the Royal Ceylon Army in 1949 which became Sri Lanka Army in 1972. Battles have been won and lost but the steadfast goal of coming forward to defend the nation has been firmly entrenched among the Sinhala Buddhists who believe they are custodians/guardians of the civilization handed down to them.

There can be national flags, national songs, national anthems and people can fight for their rights but it is only those who come forward to defend the nation without asking or expecting who becomes the real patriot. Today, people are demanding right to sing the national anthem in their own language but even after that right has been secured how many of them actually sing the national anthem or display the national flag? Some don’t even know the words of the national anthem while some are proud that they don’t know the words. When terrorists started bombing and destroying the nation who came forward and enlisted to join the army? It was none of those who demand quotas, ethnic ratios etc. It was the Sinhala Buddhists from the South together with other Sinhalese in other parts of the country and honourable mention must be made of the Malays and Tamils who came not because the minorities had to be represented but because they put country before their ethnicity or their religion. Sadly, it is mostly these Malays and Tamils who were gunned down during the Millennium City raid and whom the LTTE still hound even after May 2009. It is these men who are now in prison for serving the nation.

The soldiers have done a remarkable role in protecting the nation. 30,000 have lost their lives while an equal number are today injured and maimed for life with bitter memories to last their life time. We have forgotten to daily thank them for giving us peace. Most of these men come from very poor homes but they came forward to save the nation from terror. Some 5000 remain still missing and unaccounted for and there are no UN or NGOs fighting for their rights. Their parents, wives and children have no one to seek their husbands, fathers and sons. But if not for these rural men to come forward the nation would not have had people to defend the country. The Kolambians who are happily enjoying the dividends of peace without any empathy for those that sacrificed to give them their freedom have no word of gratitude to deliver except to say it is the job of the soldier to defend the nation. It is such heartless sentiments that have made a segment of society be responsible for inviting the enemy to our doors. Our enemy has always been attempting to create foreign heroes in our minds forgetting the local heroes and the manner our ranawiruwan are being treated is a great betrayal of our loyalties.

It is for lack of leadership that people cling to voices that echo the sentiments in the minds of people. Politicians have wronged the nation by looking only at their political future, their perks and how they can emerge to power or win the next elections. These damaging scenarios have led to extremist elements taking the mantle and vocalizing what the politicians are shy to say lest they should annoy a segment of people upon whom they propose to appeal for votes and favors. Such selfish motives have left the country in a lurch. The manner that the foreign interests are using spineless politicians to bring in legislation to gag the twin-forces that protect the nation reveals the manner that the enemies have closed in on their ultimate objective. The re-structuring of the army by a former colony and the bill for Buddhist monks showcases how within a year the enemy has made grounds in taking revenge on the two forces that protect and safeguard the nation.

Without the Maha Sangha and the Armed Forces Sri Lanka would be a colony and it is for those reasons that efforts are afoot to subjugate the two entities that protect and defend the nation and its historical heritage and identity. It is for these reasons the nation must stand boldly behind them.

Which is more important, the way it is said or what is said? Often for lack of proper leadership the sentiments vocalized may lack finesse but it is the content that should be heard.

A very interesting comment on a website by a Tamil Christian is being shared to convey who the real owner of Sri Lanka is in very simple terms.

 

Here is what he writes:

 

Being a Tamil Christian, I believe Sri Lanka is a SINHALA BUDDHIST country.

Let`s play a game.

 

1. Show me where is Tamil Hindu country?

Tamil Nadu.

Good.

 

2. Show me a English Anglican country?

England.

Good.

 

3. Show me a Hindi Hindu country?

India.

Good.

 

4. Show me an Islamic Arabic country?

Saudi.

Good.

 

5. Now show me the Sinhala Buddhist country?

????

 

It is now called Sri Lanka. Correct name Sinhela.

Did God Jesus Christ visit Sri Lanka? NO.

Did Prophet Mohammad visit Sri Lanka? NO.

Did Krishna visit Sri Lanka? NO. (Rama did visit Sri Lanka but to destroy it.)

Did Buddha visit Sri Lanka? Oh! Yes!

So it is a Buddhist country.

Sri Lanka is the ONLY country Buddha visited BY CHOICE. He was in Nepal/India so he had no choice there. But the moment he got a choice, where did he visit? Sri Lanka

So this is why Sri Lanka is the Sinhala Buddhist country.

 

But some foolish Sinhala Buddhists have out of GENEROSITY given up their claims. So all the cats and dogs have started to claim the house as theirs.

 

If you still don`t believe it let me explain from the Bible Wise King Solomon.

Once upon a time there was a very wise king by the name Solomon

He was the king, army commander, the judge and the jury and the parliament. Somewhat like MR.(I like this!)

One day 2 women came to him claiming ONE baby as theirs. 2 mothers 1 baby!

King asked, Yako, whose son is this?

MINE! Screamed both women.

 

Then the king asked, whose son is this?

MINE! Screamed both women.

hmmmm thought the wise king. He ordered a soldier to cut the baby into half and give each half to each woman. Then ONE woman came to the baby`s rescue and stopped the king. She begged to spare the baby.

 

So the king found the OWNER of the baby!

And he hacked the other FAKE woman to death.

 

When Norway, UK, India, USA, UNHRC, LTTE, PLOTE, IPKF, Tamil MODA-RATES, etc. tried to CUT SL into halves, who came forward to defend it?

Muslims? NO.

Tamils? NO.

Europeans? NO.

(Well VERY few of them DID come forward UNDER the leadership of real owners).

Sinhalese. YES. Like the REAL mother of that baby, Sinhalese came forward to defend their baby Sri Lanka.

That establishes who the REAL OWNER of Sri Lanka is.

(I know we are not as wise as King Solomon, but we are enough intelligent to get it, aren`t we?)

 Source(s)

http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2014/5/87937_space.html

Shenali D Waduge

ආර්ථිකය හාන්සි….රනිල් ආරූඪ වේ Ranil gone into an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration

January 28th, 2016

අගමැති රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා විසින් දෙරණ රූපවාහිනියේ චතුර අල්විස්ට හා දිවයින රූපවාහිනියේ කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසුරියට ඊයේ දිනයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අමතමින් දැඩි ලෙස දෝෂාරෝපනය කලේය.

ගෙම්බා රීරි යකා ආදී වචන අගමැතිවයාගේ කතාවේ ඇතුලත් විය.

Delivering a strongly worded speech in Parliament today, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the conduct of electronic and print media when reporting certain incidents was highly disappointing.

He was speaking with regard to the manner in which media had reported the recent Embilipitiya and Homagama incidents.

රනිල්ගේ ඉල්ලන් කෑම

January 28th, 2016

News from Sri Lanka

How many of you know the producers of KILLING FIELDS IN SRilanka have been invited back to our country6   by Ranil . Instead of reporting about the peaceful country  these buggers has taken advantage of Yahapalana hospitality to make more news videos to prove we are guilty

අවුරුදු 5ක්  තිස්සේ    ශ්‍රිලංකාවේ ප්‍රතිමුර්තිය බඉතා දරුණු විදියට විනාශ කරපු, අපේ හමුදාව 40000ක්  දෙමල අහිංසකයන් මාරුව කියා මහා බොරුවක් ලොව පුරාම පතල කල  චැනල් 4  එකේ පර බල්ලන්ට ලංකාවට අයෙත් එන්න කියල දන ගහල  ආරාධනා කරපු  අපේ යහපාලනකයින් මහා ගොන් තඩියෝ.   ලංකාවට ඇවිත් මුන් අපි ගැන හොඳ කියාවි කියල  මයිත්‍රී ජනාදිපති තුමා හිතන්න ඇති.   ඒ උන්ගේ හැටි නොදන්නා කම. ලන්ඩන්වල ඉන්න අපි  නේ දන්නේ මුන් අවුරුදු 6ක් තිස්සේ අපට කරපු විනාසේ . අපට විරුද්දව ජිනිව වල සාක්කි දුන්නෙත් Channel 4 එකේ කැලම් මැකභුතය . මෙහෙම කොටින්ට කත ඇදපු නාලිකාවකට ලංකාවට අපේ වියදමෙම් ගෙන්වන්න තරම් මේ ආණ්ඩුවට උවමන්වක් තිබීමම අපේ විරෝදාර රණවිරුවන්ට කරපු ලොකු අපහසුයක්

දැන් මේ පරයෝ අපේ ආණ්ඩුවේ  ආරධනාවෙන් ලංකාවට නැවත ඇවිත්  අපෙන්ම කාල  අපිට වෙනදාටත්වඩා  බනිනවා . අපි අමනුස්සයින් කියා ලොවට කියනවා.  අපේ ජනාදිපතිතුමා සහජීවනය  සහජීවනය පුවත්පත් නිදහස කියා කියා  බිරි අලියා වගේ ඉන්න මුන්ට යක නටන්න ඉඩ දීල.  ඊයේ වින්නේශ්වරම් අපට විරුද්දව කල කතාවටත් මුන් මෙහෙ  news වල ලොකු ප්‍රචාරයක් දුන්න

මේ දවස්වල හැමදාම  Jon Snow  රෑට දැන් චැනල් 4  එකේ අපට විරුද්දව යාපනේ මුන් කොටින්ගෙන්   අහපු ඒවා දැක්ක වගේ කියනවා .  දරුණු විදියට අපේ හමුදාවට බනිනව    මුන් පෙන්නන්න හදන්නේ ලංක ආණ්ඩුවත්  අපිත්  චැනල් 4  එක ඉදිරියේ දන ගහල උන් මෙතෙක් කරපු චෝදනා ඇත්ත බව පිළිගත් බවයි

ආණ්ඩුව හිතන්න ඇත්තේ අනේ එන්නන් අපි හැම පහසුකමක්ම දෙන්නම් යාපනේ ගිහිල්ල බලන්න කිව්වම මේ යක්ෂයන් අරදනවා පි8ලි අරන් යාපනේ හ ගිහින් පරණ කොතොඉ හමුවෙලා කතා කරලා  අපේ නව සහ ජිවනේ ගැන හොඳ කියයි කියල.  එහෙම හිතල මුන්ට ඔක්කොම පහසුකම් සපයපු අපේ විදේශ ඇමති මහා මෝඩ රජෙක්

දවස ගානේ මුන් ටික ලංකාවේ ඉඳගෙන අපේ හමුදාව මිනීමරුවෝ කියා කියා මෙහාට   video news clip එවනවා. අපේ ආණ්ඩුවට ඒ ගැනකිසිම ගානක් නැහැ.

මෙන්න Jon snow කියන කොටි හිතවාදී නිවේදකයා  ඊයේ  විකාශනය කරපු news clip  එකේ  වාර්තාව කියවන්න. බලන් කි සැරයක් මේක අපේ හමුදාවට බනිනවද කියා. එක සැරයක්වත් කොටි ගැන නරකක් කියනවද?  දවස ගානේ මේවා උන්ගේ චැනල් එකේ පෙන්නලා තව තව ලංකාව මාර්තුවේ ජිනිව වලදී කොටු කර ගන්නයි මුන් හදන්නේ.  You can read all anti-Sinhala reports  on this link   http://www.channel4.com/news/                       or   http://blogs.channel4.com/snowblog/

ලංකාවේ එකම පත්තරයකවත් චැනල් එකකවත් මුන්ගේ මේ අසාධාරණ සිංහල විරොදී වාර්තා ගැන වචනයක්වත් වැටෙන්නේ නැහැ . මුන්ට අපේ වියදමෙන් හොටෙල් වලට දමල කන්න දෙන්න  යාපනේට සැප කාර් වලින් යන්න දෙන්න නෙවි මඩුවලිගෙන් කටුනායකට යනකන් තලන්නයි තියෙන්නේ

බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය හමුදාවේ වැඩ නිසා අද සිරියාවේ ඇෆ්ගනිස්ථානයේ අනාථයින් දහඩස් ගණන් දුක් විඳිනවා.  අහිංසකයෝ සියගණනින් බෝම්බ  මැරෙනවා. ඒවා ගැන කටක් අරින්නේ නැති මේ පැහැර  නාලිකාව  ටික ලංකවට ගෙන්නල් අවරුදු 5කත කලින් ඉවර වුන යුද්දයක් ගැන කියව කියව අපේ සිංහල රටට ජාතියට විරුද්දව මුන් ලව තව තව  ලෝකය පුර වැරදි ප්‍රචාර ගෙනියන්න ඉඩ දුන්න  රනිල්ගේ ඔලුවේ පුළුන් වෙන්න ඇති ඇත්තේ

අහක ඉන්න නයි ඔඩොක්කුවේ ගෙන කනවෝ කනවෝ කිව්වට දැන් පලක් නැහැ . අපට ආරන්චියි  ඊ ගාවට රනිල්ගේ ආණ්ඩුව අපිව විනාස කරන්න දඟලන අනි සංවිධානය වන Human Right watch එකේ  Brad Adamsටත් වැඳලා ලංකාවට එන්න කියනවා කියල . මහින්දට පාඩමක් උගන්නන්න කියල තමා අපේ තුරන් එක එක මෙහෙම  ගෙන්නන හදන්නේ . නමුත්  එයින් හානිය වෙන්නේ අපේ රටට මිසක් මහින්දට නෙවි. උන් එන්නේ රටේ ප්‍රතිමුර්තිය තව තවත් විනාස කරන්න කියල අපේ යහපාලනයේ සමහර බුරුවන්ට තේරෙන්න නැති හැටි

දේශපාලන වශයෙන් කොතරම් වැරදි කෙරුවත්  , මේ පරයින්ව 2009 දී කනින් අදාල  රටින් එලවපු ගොටාභයල මහින්දගේ අගය රටට තේරෙන්න දැන් තමා

රටට ආදරය ඇති සිංහලයින්ට  අර බලවේගයට මේ බලවේගයට ගම්මන්පිලට වීරවංසට  චම්පිකට තියෙන්නේ  වහාම මුන් ටික රටෙන් පිටවහල් කරන්න කියල විරොදයක් වහ සංවිදානය කරන එක තමා

‘Sleaze’ should not be leads in American newspapers

January 28th, 2016

By Professor Shelton A. Gunaratne

MOOREHEAD, Minn.

American newspapers used to set the trends that the rest of the free world’s newsrooms followed to raise the quality of journalism in the world.

Therefore, I was disappointed to see today’s (January 28, 2016) edition of my hometown newspaper, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, splashing the banner headline ND’S ONLY PLAYMATE OF THE MONTH DISCUSSES MAG’S DECISION TO STOP PUBLISHING NUDE PICS under the deck “July 1987 centerfold proud of Playboy, still goes to parties at the mansion,” to get reader attention to a story filed from Beverly Hills, Calif., by reporter Adrian Glass-Moore.

The Forum allocated almost the whole front page of its main section to its putative lead report except for a minor story at the very bottom on the Fargo police investigation into the suspicious death of a young man.

In my 22 years as a journalism educator in Minnesota, never would I have imagined the possibility of giving so much prominence to such  “sleazy” trivia in a family-oriented newspaper published in a prairie state noted for its conservative values.  I would have .no compunction of giving an F grade to a student who submitted me an assignment with such a pathetic distorted news sense.

I believe that change, insubstantiality and unsatisfactoriness are the three marks our cyclic existence. Thus, change is inevitable in the course of time. However, it is up to us effect change for the better, not the worse, by disciplining the five aggregates, of which we all are composites– material form, feelings, perception, dispositions, and conscientiousness. By not restraining these aggregates, we are engendering the three roots of evil –greed, delusion, and hatred.

The changes in the news sense signified by The Forum’s reversion to  “sleazy” news as front-page leads is the result of greed/desire for increasing its sales and profits by downgrading its public responsibility to promote ethics and morals in society. The resulting delusion will inevitably lead to unsatisfactoriness among its readers.  The gains it accrues by this myopic change will be insubstantial to prevent the demise of the print newspaper before the middle of this century.

The Forum, as well as other American newspapers, may be able to survive longer by adopting the strategy of mindful journalism as suggested in my book “Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach” published by Routledge in 2015. The goal of the American newspaper should not be making ceaseless profits but providing a dedicated public service to the community it serves on a non-profit basis.

Quality journalism will not emerge from cutthroat competition based on selling news as a commodity. American journalism should revise its news values to reflect mindfulness  and convince the rest of the world to do the same.

Deviation from Chinese-led development drive costs SL dear – Joint Opposition

January 28th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island

Having realised that Sri Lanka couldn’t rely on Western funding for development projects, the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government was now seeking Chinese support, the Joint Opposition said yesterday.

It alleged that the government had shunned the Chinese, having condemned all Chinese-funded projects, including the USD 1.4 bn Colombo port city development launched during the previous administration.

Colombo District MP Dinesh Gunawardena, Matara District MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, former External Affairs Minister Prof G.L. Peiris and former Galle District MP Baddegama Samitha thera yesterday discussed several contentious issues at a media briefing at N.M. Perera Centre, Borella,

Leader of the Joint Opposition MP Gunawardena alleged that the country had to pay a very heavy price for suspending the port city project. Gunawardena pointed out that the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration hadn’t succeeded in securing Western financial assistance and that was why it had decided to mend fences with Beijing.

Sri Lanka’s recent participation in the opening of the Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank in Beijing by President Xi Jinping had highlighted the new government’s turnaround, the Joint Opposition said. In fact, the World Bank had been opposed to the move, the MP said, adding that the Colombo port city project was yet to resume.

China set up the banking project to rival the World Bank, IMF and the ADB.

Sri Lanka’s foreign reserves had been under tremendous pressure over the past year due to deteriorating international markets in addition to sharp decrease in crude market, Gunawardena pointed out.

MP Gunawardena recalled the circumstances under which the government had scaled down economic ties with China in the immediate aftermath of the January 2015 presidential poll.

The Joint Opposition challenged the government to brief Parliament on the current status of the economy.

Alleging that Sri Lanka’s participation in the World Economic Forum hadn’t brought any tangible benefits to the country, the MP challenged the government to reveal the names of those who accompanied Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the recently concluded event. Gunawardena alleged that the Colombo Economic Forum, too, hadn’t brought any benefits, though the government portrayed the event as a major success.

Gunawardena, who is also the leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, alleged that the government couldn’t comprehend that West and even the Arab world lacked the wherewithal to make investment due to financial turmoil.

Former Agriculture Minister Abeywardena alleged that the government was planning to agree to a series of constricting IMF conditions. He claimed that if the government gave in to IMF conditions, VAT could be drastically increased. The MP speculated on the possibility of the government having to present a mid-year budget in such an eventuality.

Both Gunawardena and Abeywardena warned of dire consequences in the even of the beleaguered government going ahead with the agreement which they called disastrous. Such an agreement would cause further hardships to those who had been struggling to make ends meet, they said, claiming that Sri Lanka was on the brink of a crisis like the one Greece was faced with.

Gunawardena stressed that Western powers wouldn’t help Sri Lanka.

Abeywardena pointed out that the new government’s harebrained position on China had boomeranged and today the country was facing an uncertain future due to short-sighted polices of the UNP.

MP Gunawardena castigated the government for accepting USD 1 bn from an unidentified investor to overcome the financial crisis. He said the unprecedented transaction exposed the precarious financial situation in the country and the failure on the part of the government to take remedial measures.

Gunawardena pointed out that the Reuters had reported Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake having refused to divulge the identity of the investor though he was identified as a Belgian.

The investor has promised to transfer the money in two equal tranches from banks in Brussels and Luxembourg; the news agency quoted the minister as having said.

Responding to a query by The Island whether the Joint Opposition believed that Sri Lanka should adopt austerity measures as well as IMF conditions meant to overcome the crisis, both Prof. Peiris and Gunawardena said it did not. They explained that the previous government had adopted a strategy to develop the country without being dictated to by international lending agencies and Western powers.

Gunawardena, however, said that even oil rich Norway had been compelled to release sovereign bonds due to the present crisis.

Govt: Foreign judges won’t be used in War Crimes investigation -International assistance only for ensuring independent, fair trial

January 28th, 2016


Foreign judges would not be used in the independent war crimes inquiry scheduled to commence prior to the next session of the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions scheduled for June, the government said yesterday.

Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne clarifying the comments made by both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the foreign and local media told a news conference in Colombo that some of their statements had been taken out of context.

The government, he said, was not on a witch hunt contrary to claims being made in some quarters; it was only trying to implement a UN-mandated resolution foisted on the country due to the arrogance and high handedness of the Rajapaksas.

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Senaratne noted that those who were making a hue and cry had failed to realise the repercussions the country and people would have to face, if Sri Lanka, as a member of the United Nations and a signatory to many conventions, threw UN resolutions into the dustbin.

There was no contradiction in what the President and Prime Minister were saying, Senaratne said: “International element does not mean foreign judges would be members of the Special Court to be established for the purpose. What it means is that international assistance to conduct an independent, fair and speedy trial to ascertain the truth of the accusations that have been levelled would be obtained. For example in forensic science, modern technology, time tested advice etc.”

The Minister pointed out that Sri Lanka as President Sirisena, had said, possessed judges who were not only capable but could also be impartial in the assessment of a case regardless of the issues involved.

The Opposition, needed to realise the seriousness of the issue at hand and understand that there was a limit to time buying, he added.

Senaratne said that it was not possible for the government to go to the United Nations Human Rights Council Sessions scheduled for June and make a fool of itself by claiming that there had been no zero casualties in the conflict.

Geneva Resolution: Prez not properly briefed, alleges GL

January 28th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island


Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday alleged that President Maithripala Sirisena hadn’t been properly briefed on the Geneva Resolution that dealt with the alleged accountability issues during the war. The Prof. was addressing the media at N.M. Perera Centre, Borella.

Prof. Peiris said President Sirisena had recently contradicted vital sections in the Resolution unanimously adopted on Oct. 1, 2015, prompting Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe to reiterate the country’s commitment to it.

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President Sirisena had declared that the participation of foreign judges wouldn’t be allowed under any circumstances whereas the resolution which also received wholehearted blessings of the newly elected Sri Lankan government provided for the involvement of the foreign judges in the investigative process, Prof. Peiris said.

The sixth condition/proposal in the resolution specifically recommended Commonwealth and other foreign judges, in addition to defence lawyers, and authorised prosecutors and investigators, Prof. Peiris noted.

He also dealt with several other provisions inimical to Sri Lanka while urging President Sirisena and the government to speak with one voice on a matter of highest national importance. Contrary to the position taken by President Sirisena, the process undertaken, in accordance with the Geneva resolution had to be brought to a conclusion by Sept. 2017, the former Foreign Minister said, alleging that all sectors had been in turmoil since the change of government.

Leader of the Joint Opposition and Colombo District MP Dinesh Gunawardena said the government hadn’t been able to push through a resolution to introduce a new Constitution due to strong position taken up by them as well as the SLFP group in the administration. For want of a clear strategy and an understanding with the genuine Opposition, the government hadn’t been able to make headway, MP Gunawardena said.

The MEP leader declared that the UPFA group, including those SLFPers in the government had thwarted the UNP project. MP Gunawardena appreciated civil society groups and other interested parties which had thrown their weight behind the Joint Opposition.

The Opposition lawmaker stressed that they were determined to ensure that the Constitution making process would be carried out in accordance with constitutional provisions and Standing Orders.

රාජපක්ෂ ගිණුම්වලින් මහින්ද හැලේ

January 28th, 2016

NethFM

රාජපක්ෂ පවුලට අයත් බව පැවසෙන ගිණුම්වල මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නම සඳහන් නොවන බව අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා පවසනවා. 

අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ අද (28)පැවති කැබිනට් තීරණ දැනුම් දීමේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගී වෙමින්.

අමාත්‍යවරයා මෙහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් කියා සිටියේ ගිණුම් පිළිබඳව සෙවීම සඳහා අමෙරිකාවට බාර දී ඇත්තේ ගිණුමක එක් අංකයක් වරද්දා බවයි.

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බටහිර නවීන විද්‍යාව ”පට්ටපල් බොරුවක්”  වන්නේ කෙසේදය් මෙන්න ”’අමුහින්ගලෙන් ”’

January 28th, 2016

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න 

   අපේ මුතුමිත්තෝ  හා මාපිය වැඩිහිටියෝ  නිතර දෙවේලේ කියූ කියුම් කීපයක් මෙහිදී වැදගත්ය .”’මොනවටද ළමයෝ ඔය බොරු විච්චුරන ‘-මේ කුනු පන්ච්ස්කන්දෙට මොන සෝ බනද” වැනි වදන්  වලින් ඔවුන්  කියාපෑවේ අපේ චාම්  සරල දිවිපෙවෙතට පටහැනි බටහිර  ආටෝපයන්  අපට නොගැලපෙන බවය .ඔවුහු මේවා වැඩියෙන්ම  කියන්න පටන්ගත්තේ වසර  500 ක පමණ කාලයක් සිටයපෘතුගීසි කාරයා පැමිණි කාලයේ සිටය .බටහිර විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂනය මෙන්ම ඔවුන්ගේ ජීවන ක්‍රමය  හා සංස්කෘතිය සංස්කෘතිය ගැන  පුළුල් දැනුමක් නොතිබුණද  ඒවා ගැන ඔවුන්ට  ” ඉවක් ”’තිබුනේය.. මේ සියල්ල තමන්ගේ අරමුණ වූ  නිර්වාණය තව තවත් තමන්ගෙන් ඈත කරන බව ඔවුහු තේරුම් ගත්හ .එනිසා ජීවිතය ට කොතෙක් ආසා ඇතිඅ  ය වුවද  බටහිරයන්ගේ කාමභෝගී ජීවිතය ගැන ප්‍රිය නොකළහ  එනිසාම බටහිර තාක්ෂණික මෙවලම් වුවද භාවිතා කලේ සුළුවෙනි 1832 දී කොල්බ්රුක්  කොමිසමෙන් පසුවත් 77 විවුර්ත ආර්ථිකයෙන් පසුවත්  සිංහල බෞද්ධයෝ විකුර්ති වෙන්නට පටන්ගත්හ .
                                                                                            බෞද්ධයන් අතරින් පාරමී ඇති බොහෝ පින් කලඅ  ය අප්‍රමාදීව  නිවන් පසක් කර ගැනීමේ  කාර්යයේ යෙදුනහ  .එතරම් පින් නැති  සමහරු  කවදා හෝ  ඒ කාරියේ නියුක්ත වෙමය්  සිතට ගෙන දැ හමෙන් සෙමෙන්  එතෙක් ගිහිගෙය් වෙසෙමින්  ගිහි සැප වින්දාහ . මේ සිංහල බෞද්ධයෝ  වෙති  ඔවුහුද  නව මෙවලම් නිපදවුහ ගෘහනිර්මාණ ශිල්පය හා වැව් හැදීමේදී විශිෂ්ට නිපුනත්වයක් ඇති ය වුහ  මේ සියලු විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ  උපයෝගී කරගත්තේ ”’සිල් රැකෙන ” ජීවන ක්‍රමයක්  ආරක්ෂා කරගනිමිනි බටහිර විද්‍යාව ”සිල් බිඳින ” විද්‍යාවකි සිංහල බෞද්ධයාට   එය ”අවිද්යාවකි ”
                                            මේබව අවබෝධ කරගෙන මහාචාර්ය නලින්ද සිල්වා  බටහිර නවීන විද්‍යාව පට්ටපල් බොරුවක් ” බව ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ පැවසුවේය  ‘ මම ”. යන පුද්ගලයාද බොරුවකි  මමත්වය වර්ධනය කරන බටහිර විද්‍යාව පට්ට පල බොරුවකි ජීවිතය අර්තවිරහිතය  දුකකි  එයින් මිදිය යුත්තේ එහෙයිනි  බෞද්ධයාට  පරම සත්‍යය එයය් සම්මුති සත්‍යයක් නැත අතේ සම්මුතියක් පමණි . බොරු ජීවිතය ගෙනයාමට  අවශ්‍ය දේ මිනිස්සු සම්මුතියෙන් හදාගෙන ඇත .
                                                        පාරමී ඇති බොහෝ පින්කළඅ  යට නොපමාව නිවන් සුව ලබා ගැනීමටත්  අනෙක් අපවැනි පින් මද  පාරමී නැති  අ  යට .මතු කාලයේදී   හෝ එමගයාම සඳහා පතිරුප දේශයක් ආරක්ෂා කරදීමට ත් සිංහල බෞද්ධයෝ   උත්සාහ ගනිති දුටුගැමුණු  විජය බා ආදීහු සිංහල බෞධ්ධයෝවෙති එතුමෝ නිවන මදකට කල්දමා පතිරුපදේශය ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට කැපවුණේ  පින්  ඇති හා පින් අ ඩු  අනෙක් අ  යටත්   බෞධ්ධරටක් ඉතිරි කරදීමටය .මුස්ලිම් කාරයෝ අල්ලාගත් රටවලට වුදේ අපිදනිමු   නිවන තබා බන පදයක් වත් අහන්නට එවිට ලැබේවිද . . පෘතුගීසිකාරයා බෞද්ධයන් පෙතිගැසූ හැටි අපි දනිමු  එහෙව් උන් පැමිණ වසර 500 සැමරීමට ලංකාවට නැවත ආරාධනා කල  ඇන්ග්ලිකානු රනිල් වික්රමසින්හ   දේශපාලනයේ සිටින තුරු  සිංහල බෞද්ධයෝ  අවශ්‍ය මය .
                                                  සසර දිගුකරන  සියල්ල අපට අවිද්යාවන්ය  . විශේෂයෙන් බටහිර විද්‍යාව  අපව කාම පාශයේ බැඳ තබය්  . පරමාණු ජාලකර බෝම්බයේ සිට අනෙක් සියලුම කාම  භෝගී භාණ්ඩ  භයානකය .අන්‍ය ලබ්ධිකයන් මරා දෙව්ලොව යාහකියය් උගන්වන්නට ඉස්ලාමිකයන්ට හැකිනම් බටහිරවිද්‍යාව අපව සසරේ රඳවා  තබා  දුකට පත්කරන්නේයය් පැවසීමට බෞද්ධයන්ට බාධාවක් නැත . ජීවිතය නමැති බොරු ගෙනයාමට  අවශ්‍ය තරම් පදමට පමණක්   ”බොරුව පරයෝජනයට ගනිමින්  එය බොරුවක් බව දැනගනිමින් අන්අ  යටද  එය පහදා දෙමින්  කටයුතු කිරීම සිංහල බෞද්ධයාගේ සිරි තය් .
                                      බටහිර විද්‍යාව  බොරුවක් බව ඒ පදනමින් පවසනිසා කාටවත් වාහනයක් පාවිච්චිකිරීම තහනම් නොවේ   දුරකථන ගලවා දමන්නය් කිව නොහැක  මක්කලිගොසාලලා මෙන් හෙලිවෙන්  සිටිය යුතුත් නැත . කොතෙක් කිව්වත්   මෙය පැහැදිලිකලත් බටහිර විද්‍යාව කට ගාගෙන ඒ මගින් ලබාගත් තනතුරු  වල මහේශාක්‍ය බව රැකගන්නට තත් කරන අය   නොතේරුනා මෙන් ඕවා කියාගෙන කියා ගෙන යය් ‘ නැවතත් කියමි  අපෙන් නිවන ඈත්  කරන සියලුදේ  සිංහල බෞද්ධයාට අනුව   බොරුය  . ඒ අතර බටහිර නවීන විද්‍යාව තරම් අප සසරට බැඳ තබන තවත් භයානක දෙයක් නැති නිසා එය පට්ටපල් බොරුවකි  මේවා ඇති තරම් පැහැදිලිකර ඇත . සිංහල බෞද්ධයෝ  මේ කාම පාශයේ බන්දී විනාශවීම වලක්වා ගැනීම සඳහා  මෙසේ බටහිර විද්‍යාවේ නුගුණ වැඩි වැඩියෙන් කීමට අව්ශ්ශ්යය .ඉතිහාසය සාහිත්‍යය ආදී  දේ අනවශ්‍ය බව කියන විද්‍යාව වැඩියෙන් අවශ්ශය් කියන දේශපාලකයන් සිටින නිසා   අපේ සිංහල බෞද්ධයන් බේරා ගැනීම සඳහා  මේ මාර පාශය ගැන  අපි වැඩියෙන් කතා කරමු .    .අද අපි නිවසක වහලක් යට ජීවත් වුවත්  ”කවදා හෝ ”’සබ්බං  පහා ය
 ගන්තබ්බං ”” කියා  යන්නට සිටින අ ය වෙමු  එතෙක්  අර්තරහිත ජීවිතයට අර්තරහිත දේ පදමට ගනිමින් ජීවත්වෙමු 

Child slavery case against Nestle can proceed – SCOTUS

January 28th, 2016

The US Supreme Court has rejected a bid by three of the world’s biggest food producers to throw out a lawsuit holding them accountable in a landmark child slavery case.

Nestlé, Archer-Daniels-Midland, and Cargill are being sued for using unpaid children to harvest cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire.

Monday’s Supreme Court decision backs up a 2014 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that refused to dismiss the lawsuit against them.

The companies stand accused of aiding and abetting human rights violations by purchasing cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire in full knowledge of the country’s child slavery problem.

ඥානසාර හිමිගේ ඇප මෝසම විසිවේ ‘පිස්තෝලයක් එල්ල කළත් තීන්දුව එහෙමමයි‘ – මහේස්ත්‍රාත්

January 28th, 2016

‘මගේ ඔළුවට පිස්තෝලයක් තැබුවත් මම දුන් නියෝගයක් වෙනස් නොකරමි‘ යි හෝමාගම මහේස්ත්‍රාත් රංග දිසානායක මහතා අද (28) ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

බොදු බල සේනා ඥානසාර හිමිට ඇප ඉල්ලමින් ඉදිරිපත් කළ මෝසම ඉවත දමමින් මහේස්ත්‍රාත් එසේ ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

ඇප ඉල්ලීමේ මෝසමට ප්‍රමාණවත් කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කර නැති නිසා එය සලකා බැලිය නොහැකි බව මහේස්ත්‍රාත් පැවසීය.

‘මගේ වරදක් ඇත්නම් ඉහළ නිලධාරීන්ට දන්වන්න. මෙම නඩු විභාගය මා විසින් නොකළ යුතු යැයි මා සිතනවා. මම නීතිපති උපදෙස් ද පතා තිබෙනවා. ඊළඟ නඩු වාරය වන විට එම උපදෙස් ලැබෙතියි මම සිතනවා‘ යැයි ද මහේස්ත්‍රාත් කීවේය.

ඒ.එෆ්.එස්. සිසුන්

January 28th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග

 1984 වසරේ ඇමරිකානු  AFS USA student exchange වැඩසටහන යටතේ එක්සත් ජනපදයෙක් සිසුන් දෙදෙනෙකු නාලන්දාවට ඉගෙනුම සඳහා පැමිණියහ ​. ඊතන් සහ කැමරන් යන ඇමරිකානු සිසුන් දෙදෙනා ඉතා කෙටි කාලයක් තුලදී නාලන්දීයන් බවට පත් වූහ​. ඊතන් පැමිණියේ මේරිලන්ඩ් වලිනි කැමරන් පැමිණියේ කැලිෆෝනියාවෙනි.
 
වරක් ඊතන්, කැමරන් සහ මම පාසැල් කට් කර නිව් ඔලිම්පියා සිනමා ශාලාවේ ෆස්ට් බ්ලඩ් චිත්‍රපටය බැලුවෙමු. අප චිත්‍රපටය බැලුවේ පාසල් නිල ඇඳුමෙනි. ඒ නිසා මම විපරම් සහගතව වටපිට බැලුවේ ශිෂ්‍ය නායකයෙකුවත් කොහෙන් හෝ මතු වේ කියාය​. නමුත් කිසිවෙකු නොවූයෙන් අප චිත්‍රපටය බලා ජය මාවතෙන් යළි පාසල වෙත ගියෙමු. ( ඒ කාලයේ පාසලේ එක් තාප්පයක් පුපුරා කැඩි විශාල සිදුරක් මතුවී තිබූ අතර  එම සිදුර හරහා පාසැලෙන් කට්ටි පැනීමට සිසුන් පුරුදුව සිටියහ​. මෙම මාර්ගය ජය මාවත කියා සිසුන් හැඳින්වූහ​) පාසල අවසානයේදි අනෙකුත් හොඳ ළමුන් මෙන් නිවෙස් කරා ගියෙමු. මෙසේ  ඊතන් සහ කැමරන් වසරක කාලයක් අප අතර කල් ගෙවූහ​. එය අපට මෙන්ම ඔවුනටද අගනා අත්දැකීමක් විය​. 
 
මම යූක්‍රයීනයේ ඉගෙනුම ලබන කාලයේදී ඊතන් සහ මා අතර ලියුම් ගනුදෙනු සිදු විය​. ලංකාවෙන් ගිය පසු ඔහු යළිත් කොස්ටාරිකාවට ගිය බව මට ලිවීය​. එහෙත් කැමරන් ගැන හෝඩුවාවක්  නොවීය​. මම 2006 වසරේ කැලිෆෝනියාවට ගිය විට කැමරන් ගේ නම ගූගල් කොට බැළුවෙමි එහෙත් සාර්ථකත්වයක් නොලදිමි.
 
ඒ.එෆ්.එස්.  වැඩසටහන නිසා ලෝකයේ එක් කොනක සිටි වෙනත් ජන වර්ගයක සිසුන් ගැන දැන ගැනීමට පාසල් කාලයේදීම අපට හැකි විය​. අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය මෙවැනි වැඩසටහන් දේශීයව හෝ ප්‍රවර්ධනයට යොමුවී නැත​. එසේම ඒ සඳහා අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශයට විචක්‍ෂණභාවයද නැත​. උදාහරණයක් ලෙස කිලිනොච්චියේ ඉගෙනුම ලබන ද්‍රවිඩ සිසුන් කිහිප දෙනෙක් කොළඹ පාසල් වල වසරක කාලයක් ආගන්තුකව සිංහල නිවෙස් වල නැවතී ඉගෙනුම ලැබිය හැකිය​. එසේම කොළඹ සිංහල සිසුන් උතුරේ පාසලක වසරක් ඉගෙනුම ලබා පැමිණිය හැක​. තවද මේ ක්‍රමය අක්කරේපත්තුව කින්නියාව යන ප්‍රදේශ  වල මුස්ලිම් සිසුන් වෙතද  ලබා දිය හැකිය​. එවැනි ක්‍රමයක් මීට ඉහතදී තිබුනේ නම් ආගම් වශයෙන් , ජාතීන් වශයෙන් බෙදී මේ රට කාලකන්නි දේශයක් බවට පත් වන්නේ නැත​.සිංහලයන් කුරිරු මුර්ග ජාතියක් බව තම ජීවිත කාලය පුරා විශ්වාස කල ප්‍රභාකරන් ට පහ වසරේදී දකුනේ සිංහල නිවසක වසරක පමණ කාලයක් වාසය කිරීමට ලැබුනේ නම් ඔහු ත්‍රස්තවාදියෙකු වෙයිද ?

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January 28th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග

වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ ගුරුවරු අතරින් මට මහාචාර්‍ය නතාලියා සෙර්කෝවා මතකයට නැගෙයි. ඇය අපට  internal medicine ඉගැන්වීය​. අවසාන වසරේ මාගේ විභාගය ගනු ලැබුවේ ඇය විසිනි. මගෙන් බොහෝ ප්‍රශ්න ඇසූ මහාචාර්‍ය නතාලියා සෙර්කෝවා අවසානයේදී මාව සමත් කළාය​.

  කායික විද්‍යාව හෙවත් ෆිසියලොජි ඉගැන්වූ යෙල්තුකොව්ස්කි දක්‍ෂ පරියේශකයෙකි. පසු කාලයක් ඔහු මහාචාර්‍ය පදවියක් ද ලැබීය​.
 
 හිස්ටොලොජි හෙවත් පටක  විද්‍යාව ඉගැන්වූ රිද්කෝ ඉතියෝපියාවේ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයකද සේවය කොට තිබුණි. ඔහු ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාව හොඳින් හැසිරවීය​.
 අපට ඇනටමි හෙවත් ව්‍යවච්ඡෙදය ඉගැන්වූයේ මහාචාර්‍ය රුමීන්ස්කිය​. ඔහු දැණුම ආකරයකි.
ඔහු විසින් මිනිස් සිරුරේ -පිරිමි ශිශ්නයේ ශුක්‍ර පිටවීමෙන් පසු සක්‍රිය වන  ඉතා කුඩා විවූහයක් ද සොයාගෙන තිබුණි. අප තෙවන වසරේ සිටියදී මහාචාර්‍ය රුමීන්ස්කි මිය ගියේය​. අප ඔහුගේ අවමගුලට ගියෙමු.
ක්‍ෂුද්‍ර ජීව විද්‍යාව හෙවත් මයික්‍රෝ බයොලොජි මහාචාර්‍ය පලී අමුතු පුද්ගලයෙකි ඔහු භාවි කථනීය කළ නොහැකි (unpredictable ) චරිතයකි. ඒ වන විටත් ඔහු වයිරස විනාශ කල හැකි ඖෂධයක් සොයා ගනිමින් සිටියේය​. මෙම  පර්‍යේෂණය  ජපන් ඖෂධ සමාගමකට මහාචාර්‍ය පලී විකුණා තිබෙන බවටද රාවයක් විය​. මහාචාර්‍ය පලී වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ බලවත් චරිතයකි. ඔහු සමග ගැටීමට ගිය සිසුන් හා කථිකාචාර්‍යවරු  විනාශව ගියහ​. පලී එතරම් බලවතෙකි. එසේම පළිගන්නා සුළු පුද්ගලයෙකි. නමුත් ක්‍ෂුද්‍ර ජීව විද්‍යාව දැණුම අතින් ඔහු සුධීමතෙකි.
 
විද්‍යාත්මක කොමියුනිස්ට්වාදය අපට ඉගෙන ගැනීමට අයත්වූ විශයක් විය​. මුලින් අප සිතා සිටියේ මෙම විශය ඉගෙන ගැනීමෙන් අප කොමියුනිස්ට්වාදීන් වනු ඇතැයි සිතාය​. එහෙත් විද්‍යාත්මක කොමියුනිස්ට්වාදය සෝවියට් සරසවියක ඉගෙන ගෙන කොමියුනිස්ට්වාදියෙකු වූ අයෙක් මට මෙතෙක් හමුවී නැත​. නමුත් විද්‍යාත්මක කොමියුනිස්ට්වාදය අපට ඉගැන්වූ වික්තර් යාකොව්ලෝවිච්ට මම ප්‍රිය කලෙමි. ඔහු අපට දයලෙක්තිකවාදයන් ඉගැන්වීය​. එසේම ඕනෑම ප්‍රශ්නයක් ඇසීමේ නිදහස අපට තිබුණි. ඔහු හොඳ චින්තකයෙකි.
 
පබ්ලික් හෙල්ත් හෙවත් සෝ‍ෂල් හයිජීන් විශය ඉගැන් වූ  මහාචාර්‍ය දිව්‍යාත්කා මහළු කුඩා මිනිසෙකි. දිව්‍යාත්කා දේශන පවත්වන විට සිසුන් විකාර කරති. එහෙත් විභාගයේදී මහාචාර්‍ය දිව්‍යාත්කා දරදඬුය​. එම නිසා සෝ‍ෂල් හයිජීන් විශය මම උනන්දුවකින් ඉගෙන ගත්තෙමි. මහළු දිව්‍යාත්කාගේ සෝ‍ෂල් හයිජීන් දැණුම මට උපකාර වූයේ මම මිනිපේ එම් ඕ එච් හෙවත් සෞඛ්‍ය වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී ලෙස සේවය කරන විටදීය​.
 
1997 වසරේදී සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ වෛද්‍ය චාන්දනී ගල්වඩුගේ සහ ප්‍රජා වෛද්‍ය විශේෂඥ වික්‍රමසූරිය යන වියතුන් ඉදිරියේ මම මිනිපේ ප්‍රජා සෞඛ්‍ය  වැඩසටහන් පිළිබඳව දේශනයක් කලෙමි. එම දේශනයෙන් පසු වෛද්‍ය චාන්දනී ගල්වඩුගේ සහ ප්‍රජා වෛද්‍ය විශේෂඥ වික්‍රමසූරිය මගේ දේශනය ඉතා හොඳ බව කියා පැසසුම් කලහ​. එක් විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් මම කොලඹ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදැයි කියා ඇසීය​. මම සිනහසෙමින් මම විදේශ පුහුණුවලත් වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු බව කීවෙමි. මේ කාලයේ ෆොරින් ග්‍රැජුවෙට්ස්ලාට ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කරන සමයක් විය​. මගේ පිළිතුරෙන් පසු අදාල විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයා කිසිවක් නොදොඩා යන්නට ගියේය. සම්මන්ත්‍රණය අවසානය තෙක් ඔහු මා සමග කතා කලේ නැත​. එහෙත් වෛද්‍ය චාන්දනී ගල්වඩුගේ සහ ප්‍රජා වෛද්‍ය විශේෂඥ වික්‍රමසූරිය මට ප්‍රජා වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාව හදාරන ලෙස ඉල්ලූහ​.
 
මගේ අදහස සහ​ අත්දැකීම් අනුව  විදේශ පුහුණුවලත් වෛද්‍යවරුන්ට බොහෝ විට අවමන් හා කැපිලි දමන්නේ අඩු ආර්ථික සමාජීය පසුබිමකින් එන ග්‍රාමීය පසුගාමීත්වය හිස දරාගෙන තම අතීතය සැඟවීමට වෙර දරන  වෛද්‍යවරුන් වෙති. ඒ සඳහා බලපවත්වන මනෝවිද්‍යාත්මක සාධකයක් ද තිබේ. අඩු ආර්ථික සමාජීය පසුබිමක්  සහිතව ග්‍රාමීය පසුගාමීත්වය හිස දරාගෙන  එන බොහෝ වෛද්‍යවරුන් පන්තිය මාරු කිරීමෙන් පසු අනන්‍යතා අර්බුධයට මුහුණ දෙති. ඔවුන් ගේ  අතීතය පිළිබඳව තිබෙන හීනමානය සහ සමාජ වෛරය ඔවුන් කාට හෝ බැර කල යුතුය​. එය පහසුවෙන් බැර කල හැක්කේ පිටස්තරයාටය​. විදේශ පුහුණුවලත් වෛද්‍යවරුන් ඔවුන් ගේ දෙනෙත් ඉදිරියේ පිටස්තරයෝ වෙති.
 
විදේශ පුහුණුවලත් වෛද්‍යවරුන්ට මා දෙන අවවාදය නම් ඔබගේ රාජකාරිය හොඳින් කරන්න.  කැපිලි කෙටිලි උපේක්ශාවෙන් විඳ දරා ගන්න. ඒවා නිසා ඔබගේ ඉලක්ක මඟ හරවා නොගන්න. අවසානයේදී ඔබ ගැන නියම තක්සේ‍රුව දෙන්නේ හීනමානය හෝ ඉරිසියාව නිසා ඔබට ගරහන තම අතීතය සැඟවීමට වෙර දරන පුද්ගලයා නොව ඔබ ප්‍රතිකාර කරන රෝගියාය​.
 
මූලිකවම  මගේ කැමැත්ත තිබුනේ වෛද්‍ය මනෝ විද්‍යාව කෙරෙහිය​. ඒ සඳහා හේතු වන්නට ඇත්තේ විනිට්සා වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ මනෝ චිකිත්සාව ඉගැන්වූ මහාචාර්‍ය  ලුද්මිලා වේව්ස්කය නිසා විය යුතුය​. ඇය ෆ්‍රොයිඩියානු , නියෝ ෆ්‍රොයිඩියානු , පාසල් වලින් මෙන්ම වේගෝත්ස්කි , ඇලෙක්සැන්දර් ලුරියා යනාදීන් ගේ අදහස් වලින් පෝෂණය වූ ඉතා උගත් කාන්තාවකි. පසු කාලයක විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු සමග වැඩකිරීමේදී මෙන් ම විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය සරත් පඞුවාවල විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය දයා සෝමසුන්දරම් සමග පරියේෂණ පත්‍රිකා ලිවීමේදී මට මහාචාර්‍ය  ලුද්මිලා වේව්ස්කය විසින් ලබා දුන් පන්නරය ඉවහල් විය​.
 
විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු සමග මම ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද හමුදාවේ පවත්නා පශ්චාත් ව්‍යයසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය පිළිබඳ අධ්‍යනක් කලෙමි. වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු යහපත් මිනිසෙකු මෙන්ම හොඳ ගුරුවරයෙකි. මම විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු සමග විශාදය සහ දිවි නසා ගැනීම පිළිබඳව පොත් දෙකක් ලියුවෙමි. එතුමා විශිෂ්ඨ මනෝ වෛද්‍යවරයෙකි. නමුත් වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතාගේ දක්‍ෂතා වලට බියවූ ඇතැම් විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍යවරු ඔහුව කොන් කළහ​. එතුමා මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ  වූ විට මේ තැතිගත් කුහක විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍යවරු කණ්ඩායම ඔහුව එම තනතුරින් ඉවත් කිරීමට කුමන්ත්‍රණ කළහ​.  යම් ලෙසකින් එතුමා දිගටම මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය අධ්‍යක්‍ෂව සිටියේ නම් බොහෝ ධනාත්මක දේ කිරීමට ඉඩ තිබුණි. එහෙත් රටේ අවාසනාවකටදෝ  මේ දක්‍ෂ මිනිසාගේ සේවය මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ක්ශේත්‍රයට මුලුමනින්ම ලැබුනේ නැත​.
 
මම පුත්තලම දිස්ත්‍රික් මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකරන නිලධාරී ලෙස සේවය කරන කාලයේදී වරක් මහාචාර්‍ය නාලක මෙන්ඩිස් මා විසින් සංවිධානය කරන ලද මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ප්‍රවර්ධන වැඩසටහනකට පැමිණියේය​. එතුමා මා විසින් පුත්තලම දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ දියත් කරන ලද මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ප්‍රවර්ධන වැඩසටහන් ඇගයීය​.  2008 වසරේ ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානය විසින් කොළඹ පවත්වන ලද මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ප්‍රවර්ධන වාර්ෂික සම්මේලනයේදී පුත්තලම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ප්‍රජා මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ගැටළු පිලිබඳ දේශනයක් කලෙමි. මෙම දේශනයෙන් පසු සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානයේ මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය පිලිබඳ උපදේශක වෛද්‍ය ජෝන් මැහෝනි මගේ දේශනය පිළිබඳව මට ප්‍රසංසා කළේය.මේ ඇගයුම් සඳහා විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු විසින් ලබා දුන් පන්නරය ගැන මා එතුමාට ස්තූති කරමි.
 
ආචාර්ය ෆ්‍රරැන්සින් ශැපීරෝ EMDR මනෝ ප්‍රතිකාරය සොයා ගත් මනෝ විද්‍යාඥවරියයි. 2004 සුනාමි ව්‍යාසනයේදී EMDR ප්‍රතිකාරය භාවිතා කරමින් මා විසින් ලබා දෙන ලද දායකත්වය අගයනු වස් වරක් ඇය මට එක්සත් ජනපදයේ වැඩිදුර අධ්‍යන කටයුතු කිරීම සඳහා ශිෂ්‍යත්වයක්ද ලබා  දුන්නාය​. ආචාර්ය ෆ්‍රරැන්සින් ශැපීරෝ , ආචාර්ය  සුසන් රොජර්ස් , ආචාර්ය නැන්සි එරෙබෝ මගේ ගුරුවරියන් වෙති.
 
 2015 වසරේ කේම්බ්‍රිජ් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය විසින් එළි දැක්වූ The Essentials of Global Mental Health පොතේ එක් පරිච්ඡේදයක් විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය දයා සෝමසුන්දරම් සමග මම ලියුවෙමි. වෛද්‍ය දයා සෝමසුන්දරම් උතුරේ යුද ආතතිය ගැන බොහෝ පරියේෂණ කොට තිබේ. විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය දයා සෝමසුන්දරම් සුන්දර මිනිසෙකි. ඔහු මම ටොරොන්ටෝවට පැමිණි විට මට අවශ්‍ය උපකාරයක් කරන ලෙස ටොරොන්ටෝ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ සේවය කරන තම මිතුරු විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය  අරුන් රවීන්ද්‍රන් ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටියේය​. ඔහු සමග වැඩ කිරීමට ලැබීම භාග්‍යකි. ඔහුවද මම ගුරු තත්වයේ ලා සලකමි.
 
මට හමුවූ දේශීය උගතුන් අතර මහාචාර්‍ය හරේන්ද්‍ර ද සිල්වා ලංකාවේ ළමයින්ට විශාල සේවයක් කල පුද්ගලයෙකි. එසේම එතුමා බොහෝ ලාංකික උගතුන් තුල දක්නට තිබෙන්නා වූ කුහක ගති වලින් තොරය​. ඒ එතුමා තුල ශක්තිමත් පෞරුෂත්වයක් තිබෙන බැවිනි. එම පෞරුෂත්වය මම නාරි හා ප්‍රසව විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය  ජී. ඒ. රණතුංග   ,විශේෂඥ කායික වෛද්‍ය සුනිල් සෙනෙවිරත්න ඈපා , විශේෂඥ ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය  එස් එස් ජයරත්න​, විශේෂඥ ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය රනිල් ප්‍රනාන්දු  යන මහතුන් තුලින් ද දුටුවෙමි. මම ඔවුන් ගෙන් බොහෝ දේවල් උගත්තෙමි.
 
මහාචාර්‍ය කාලෝ ෆොන්සේකාද මට අමතක කල නොහැක . වරක් එතුමා මට කොලඹ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යා අංශයේ දේශකයෙකු ලෙස සේවය කිරීමට කැමතිදැයි විමසීය​. ඒ වන විට මම කැන්සාස් හි වොශ්බර්න් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ දේශනයක් ද කොට තිබුණි. එහෙත් සත්‍ය පවසන්නේ නම් ලංකාවේ විශ්ව විද්‍යාල වල තිබෙන බෙලි කැපිලි , කුහකකම් වලට මම බිය වෙමි. එවැනි පරිසරයක මට ප්‍රවර්තනය විය නොහැක​. ලංකාවේ විශ්ව විද්‍යාල බටහිර ලෝකයේ විශ්ව විද්‍යාල මට්ටමට පැමිණි කාලයක මහාචාර්‍ය කාලෝගේ යෝජනාව ගැන මම සලකා බලමි.
 
අපගේ බොහෝ ලාංකික උගතුන් තුල මිනිස්කම් අඩුය​. එයට එක් හේතුවක් නම් දිවයිනකට කොටුවී සිටීම සහ අත්දැකීම් අඩු වීමයි. ඔවුන් ගේ චින්තනය ඉතා පටුය​ Professional jealousy සාධකය බොහෝ ලාංකික උගතුන් තුල පැතිරී තිබේ. අන් අයෙකුගේ දක්‍ෂතා ඇගයීමට මොවුන් ගේ දිවවල් නොනැමෙති. කෙනෙකුගේ දක්‍ෂතා නොව ඔවුන් ගේ ජීවිතයේ වැරදුනු තැන් හුවා දැක්වීම බහුලව කරති. ඔවුන් තමන් සමගින් මෙන්ම  තම සහෝදර වෘත්තිකයන් සමග කෝපයෙන් වෛරයෙන්  සිටිති.
 
කුහක වෘත්තිකයා ඉරිසියාවෙන් පෙලෙන්නෙකි. ඔහු තම අනෙකුත් වෘත්තිකයන් ගේ ජයග්‍රහණ ලඝු කොට කතා කරයි. ඔවුන් ගේ සුදුසුකම් පහලට දමා කතා කරයි. තමන්ට බලයක් තියන විට අනෙකුත් වෘත්තිකයන් ගේ ශිෂ්‍යත්ව යනාදිය කපා දමයි. වෘත්තීමය වශයෙන් කිසිදු උපකාරයක් නොකරයි. උපේක්‍ෂාව යන ගුණ ධර්මය නැත​. නිතරම සිතෙන් පැසවන්නෙකි. නොසන්සුන් ය​. කෙනෙක් ඉහලට ඉගන ගන්නවාට කැමති නැත​. ඒවාට බාධා කරයි. හීනමානය තිබේ. කෙනෙකුගේ යහ ගුණ නුගුණක් කොට බොරු කියයි. පසුපසින් සිට පිහියෙන් ඇනීමට දක්‍ෂය​. කේලාම් කීම ප්‍රගුණ කොට තිබේ. සුවසේ නොනිදයි. සිත නිතරම අසහනයෙන් පෙලේ.
 

මෙම කුහක වෘත්තිකයන් බොහෝ දෙනෙකු තුල පෞරුෂ අක්‍රමතා හඳුනා ගත හැකිය​. අධ්‍යාපන ගුණාත්මක භාවය අතින් ලෝක ශ්‍රේනිගත කිරීම අනුව ලංකාවේ විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ලෝකයේ   පහළ මට්ටමක් දැරීමට මේ වෘත්තිකයන් ගේ මානසික තත්වයන් ද හේතු කාරක වේ. සමහර විට මට  මානසික කොටුවකට සිරවූ  මෙම ඊනියා ලාංකික උගතුන් කෙරෙහි විශාල දුකක් ඇතිවේ.

 
මම දන්නා මහාචාර්‍ය ඕනෝ වැන්ඩ හාට් , මහාචාර්‍ය රේච්ල් ට්‍රයිබ්ස් , මහාචාර්‍ය ෆිලිප් සිම්බාඩෝ වැනි උගතුන් තුල තිබෙන යහ ගුණ අපගේ ලාංකික උගතුන් බොහෝ දෙනෙකු තුල නැත​. මහාචාර්‍ය ෆිලිප් සිම්බාඩෝ  යනු සුප්‍රකට ස්ටැන්ෆඩ් ප්‍රිසින් එක්ස්පරිමන්ට් නම් පරියේෂනය කල විද්වතාය​. වරක් මා විසින් Auschwitz සිර කඳවුර ගැන ලියන ලද කවියක් පසසා මහාචාර්‍ය ෆිලිප් සිම් බාඩෝ මට ඊ ලිපියක් එවා තිබුණි. ඔහු එතරම් නිහතමානීය​.
 

ලංකාව විසින් මෙතෙක් බිහි කර තිබෙන විශිෂ්ටතම මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයා පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මහතාය​. ඔහු මනෝ විද්‍යාඥ ස්ටැන්ලි රැක්මන් , මනෝ විද්‍යාඥ විලියම් යූල් වැනි පතාකයන් ගේ ගෞරවයට ලක් වූ පුද්ගලයෙකි. එහෙත් වරක් මා ඉදිරියේ එක් මනෝ වෛද්‍යවරියක්  පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මහතා උපහාසයට ලක් කලේ ඔහුගේ ප්‍රථම උපාධිය සිංහල සහ බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය බව කියමිනි.නමුත් ඇය නොදැන සිටි එක් කරුණක් නම් පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මහතාව වඩාත් යහපත් මිනිසෙකු බවට පත් කලේ මේ සිංහල සහ බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය යන විශයන් බවයි. පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා ලංකාවට පැමිණි අවස්ථා වලදී මා හමු වීම සඳහා යුද හමුදා රෝහලටද පැමිණීමට පුරුදුව සිටියේය​. රෝගීන් සඳහා මනෝ ප්‍රතිකාරයේදී එතුමා මට ගුරුහරුකම් ද දුන්නේය​.

පද්මාල් යනු පේරාදෙනිය විසින් බිහි කරන ලද අන්තර්ජාතික කීර්තියට පත් වූ අතිජාත පුත්‍රයෙකි. ඔහු ඉතා යහ ගුණ ඇති මිනිසෙකි. මා වැනි කනිෂ්ඨ පුද්ගලයන්ට  අත හිත දුන්නේය​. මම පරියේෂණ පත්‍රිකා ලිවීම ඉගෙන ගත්තේ ඔහුගෙනි. ඔහු මට ගුරුවරයෙකු මෙන්ම  පහන් ටැඹක් විය​. ඔහුගේ අකල් මරණය විශාල පාඩුවකි.  මා විසින් ලියන ලද PTSD Sri Lankan Experience පොත මා විසින් පුදන ලද්දේ ඔහුටය​.  ඔහු බටහිර දැණුම සහ පෙරදිග දැණුම අතර පාළමක් විය​. පරළ වූ යකදුරෙකු මෙන් බටහිර විද්‍යාවට තිස් තුන් පැයේ බනින නලීන් ද සිල්වාට මඟ හැරුනේ මේ පාලමයි.  පේරාදෙනිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය  මුළු ලෝකයක් ගරු කල   ලංකාව විසින් මෙතෙක් බිහි කර තිබෙන විශිෂ්ටතම මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයාට මීට වඩා බුහුමනක් කළ යුතුය.​.

 
යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ මහාචාර්‍ය රිච්ඩ් ලේලොන්ඩ් මා ලියන ලිපි සහ පොත් ඉතා ආශාවෙන් කියවයි. මා විසින් ලියන ලද ශෙල් ශොක් ටූ පලාලි සින්ඩ්‍රොම්  පොතට පෙරවදනක් පවා මහාචාර්‍ය රිච්ඩ් ලේලොන්ඩ් සැපයීය​. එසේම යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ මහාචාර්‍ය ජිම් ඇල්කොක් මගේ ගෝඩ් ෆාදර් ලෙස හැඳින්වීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. ඒ මන්ද යත් මාගේ අධ්‍යාපන සහ වෘත්තීය කටයුතු වලදී ඔහු නිරන්තරයෙන්ම රෙෆෙරී හෙවත් නිර්දේශකයෙකු ලෙස පෙනී සිටියි. මා විසින් ලියන ලද සයිකොලොජිකල් ඇස්පෙක්ට් ඔෆ් බුඩිස්ට් ජාතක ස්ටෝ‍රීස් පොත මා විසින් පිළිගන්වා ඇත්තේද මහාචාර්‍ය ජිම් ඇල්කොක්ට ය​.
 
මෙම සයිකොලොජිකල් ඇස්පෙක්ට් ඔෆ් බුඩිස්ට් ජාතක ස්ටෝ‍රීස් පොත විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය ඩී.වී.ජේ හරිස්චන්ද්‍ර මහතා මිය යාමට පෙර එළි දැක්වීමට නොහැකි වීම ගැන මම දුක් වෙමි. වෛද්‍ය ඩී.වී.ජේ හරිස්චන්ද්‍ර මහතා සයිකෑට්‍රික් ඇස්පෙක්ට් ඔෆ් බුඩිස්ට් ජාතක ස්ටෝ‍රීස් පොත ලිවීය​. මම ලිව්වේ බෞද්ධ ජාතක කතා වල මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක පාර්ශවය ය​.  විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය ඩී.වී.ජේ හරිස්චන්ද්‍ර ඇතැම් විට මා විසින් ලියන ලද පොත් වල කරුණු පෙන්වා දෙමින් දේශනා පවත්වා තිබේ. වරක් එතුමා මා විසින් ලියන ලද යුද අතතියේ මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක පාර්ශවය යන පොත ගැන අදහස් පළ කලේය​. විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය ඩී.වී.ජේ හරිස්චන්ද්‍ර දිවයින් මානසිකත්වය අතික්‍රමණය කරන ලද වෛද්‍යවරයෙකි.
 
මට මනෝ සමාජීය පුනරුථාපන විශය ( Psycho-social Rehabilitation  ) ඉගැන්වූ ටෝනි ශිම්බ්රි අපව මිතුරන් සේ සම තත්වයේ ලා සැලකීය. ටෝනි ශිම්බ්රි පසුගිය වසරේදී ඔහුගේ ආචාර්‍ය උපාධිය ටොරොන්ටෝ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයෙන් ලැබීය​. එසේම ටොරොන්ටෝ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ මහාචාර්‍ය මේරි සීමන්ද මා සමහ අදහස් හුවමාරු කර ගන්නීය​. ඇය මා විසින් ලියන ලද Between Psychology and Literature පොතට පෙරවදනක් ද සපයා තිබේ.
 
පශ්චාත් ව්‍යයසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය(PTSD)  ගැන මා විසින් ලියන ලද පත්‍රිකාවක් කියවූ මහාචාර්‍ය ජුඩිත් හර්මන් වරක් මට ඊ ලිපියක් එවීය​. මහාචාර්‍ය ජුඩිත් හර්මන් පශ්චාත් ව්‍යයසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය ගැන පර්‍යේෂණ කරන ලොව සුප්‍රකට පරියේෂිකාවකි. මගේ මෙම පත්‍රිකාව පළ කරන ලද්දේ එක්සත් ජනපද හමුදාවේ විදේශීය සේවා කාර්‍යාංශය විසිනි. මෙම පත්‍රිකාවෙන් මම පශ්චාත් ව්‍යයසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය බටහිර විසින් සොයා ගත් රෝගී තත්වයක් නොව එම අක්‍රමතාවය ගැන බෞද්ධ ජාතක කතා වල  සඳහන්ව තිබෙනවා යැයි පෙන්වා දුන්නෙමි. එසේම මෙන්ම 16 වන සියවසේ ලංකාවේ සිටි රජෙකු වූ පළවන රාජසිංහ රජුද  පශ්චාත් ව්‍යයසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවයෙන් පෙළුනු බවට සාධක සහිතව  පෙන්වා දුන්නෙමි. මගේ පත්‍රිකාව මහාචාර්‍ය ජුඩිත් හර්මන් ගේ අදහස් අභියෝගයට පත් කිරීමක් වූවද අපගේ දිවයින් මානසිකත්වයන් පෙලෙන වෘත්තිකයන් සේ ඇය මාව හෙලා දැක්කේ නැත​.  ඇය මට බොස්ටන් හි තිබෙන ඇයගේ සායනයට ආරාධිත චිකිත්සකයෙකු වශයෙන්  පැමිනෙන ලෙසට ආරාධනා කළාය​.  ඉදිරි කාලයේ මම මහාචාර්‍ය ජුඩිත් හර්මන් හමුවීමට යමි. එය මගේ ජීවිතයේ සන්ධිස්ථානයක් වනු නොඅනුමානය​.
 

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GENEVA RESOLUTION OF OCTOBER 2015

January 28th, 2016

Ira de Silva Canada

According to news reports, there seems to be a difference of opinion on whether investigations into the final phase of the Eelam war in 2009 will be done by competent local investigators and judges or whether it will be outsourced to international personnel. The difference of opinion illustrates the differences between the UNP and the SLFP attitudes towards the  integrity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka as well as the capabilities of Sri Lankans to manage their own country.

The actions of the UNP illustrate what they have stood for in the past and are committed to at present. The UNP is inclined to look to external forces and accept their dictates and solutions for internal issues of Sri Lanka. It was a UNP led government that could not withstand the pressure by pro LTTE India in 1987 and signed the Indo-Lanka Agreement which has resulted in irreparable damage to the country. Whilst India did not abide by their commitment under the agreement, it has used it like a battering ram against Sri Lanka. A few important results from the agreement were – Provincial Councils which have been a drain on the economy with not much benefit to the country from the costs of bloated numbers of politicians, their aggression and disdain for ordinary Sri Lankans. It allowed the LTTE to gain strength and, in case people have forgotten, under the instructions of the then UNP government, 600 policemen were asked to surrender to the LTTE and were brutally murdered. The IPKF was sent to Sri Lanka and the people of Sri Lanka know with what brutality they murdered, raped and robbed.. No apology from India has been made to this date much less an investigation into the war crimes of the IPKF.

The next time the UNP was the government the result was the infamous CFA which again, instigated, aided and abetted by the international community, was to give the LTTE what they wanted. The then government claimed that it was the best deal for Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans paid the price because the security forces were restricted to their camps while the LTTE ran amok throughout the island. The international observers were in the country to provide support to the LTTE to gain their goals. As an example,  in that time period, the Norwegians, with the approval of the government, provided the LTTE with sophiscated communication equipment delivered to their doorstep. The monitoring mission was mostly supportive of the LTTE with the blessing of the government. It was an SLFP president who finally ended the farce by dismissing the government. That president was followed by another SLFP president who decided to end the terrorist conflict, disregarding  the international communities’ demands to pacify the LTTE and militarily defeated the LTTE. The UNP  had no faith in Sri Lanka’s security forces as illustrated by comments re Thoppigala being a jungle, confusing Elephant Pass to Pamankade and comparing the security forces and the Salvation Army. The UNP  did not believe that  the LTTE could be defeated because the international community supported the myth that their protege the LTTE  was invincible. The SLFP gambled on Sri Lankans and they proved themselves capable to the task.

It is interesting to point out that in 2013, it was reported by Tamil Net that an understanding was reached in Singapore called the “Singapore Principles” by the UNP’s Mangala Samaraweera, with Mr. Sumanthiran of the TNA  which was and is the voice of Eelam, Mr. V.T. Thamilmaran, an unnamed representative of the Global Tamil Forum, Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne and a lawyer from the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.  The conference had been organized by a LTTE front organization in South Africa. It was claimed that Mr. Samaraweera urged support for a regime change and in return promised to give all demands of the TNA such as the release all LTTE terrorists from prisons, (to the TNA and Mr. Samaraweera they are “political prisoners” even though they are LTTE cadres (terrorists), removal of the army from Jaffna,  full implementation of the 13th Amendment, and a Federal state in the North and East of Sri Lanka. In 2015 there was regime change and since then the other items stated above  seem to be on this government’s agenda to be gradually implemented. Mr. Sumanthiran’s statements as well of those by the Global Tamil Forum and other Tamil diaspora groups who supported the LTTE seem to be demanding their pound of flesh. The security forces are under duress which has been the “revenge” sought by the Tamil diaspora and international community.  Mr. Samaraweera de- listing these LTTE support groups and calling LTTE fighters “political prisoners” must have been the icing on the cake!

Now the country has another UNP government and they have co-sponsored a resolution, again sanctioning international interference  in Sri Lanka against the laws of the country, at the behest of the same international community that supports the LTTE and the Tamil diaspora who have continued to press ahead with their goal of Eelam. The UNP led government seems to still believe that Sri Lankans are incapable of managing internal issues and is encouraging and accepting non-stop visits from interfering foreigners who want to meddle in other countries mostly to the detriment of these countries. We have a SLFP president who seems to have a different point of view as stated in the latest interview to the BBC Sandeshaya on January 21. He seems to believe in the capabilities of Sri Lankans to manage their own matters. He believes the international community need not worry about matters of state interest and that the investigation into war crimes should be internal and indigenous and not violate the laws of the country. He states “foreign judges and prosecutors should not be involved in an investigation into allegations of war crimes. I believe in the judicial system and other relevant authorities in this regard. I will never agree to international involvement in this matter” to which the Global Tamil Forum, the UNHCR, the foreign NGO’s, local supporters of  Eelam, who have already found the Sri Lankan security forces guilty and just want an international stamp of approval, are crying foul. Against this outcry, the UNP leader hastens to state that his government will stand by it’s commitment to the UNHCR resolution and that there will be “a foreign component”, once more showing that he has no faith in Sri Lankans and is willing to “violate” the laws of the country.

It will be interesting to see whether it will be an SLFP president who wins this round. The people, who will ultimately reap the benefits or pay the price of these decisions are being ignored. Despite the constant talk of the elected representatives doing the will of the people, the people are being kept in the dark. Will this attitude ever change?

Yours truly,

Ira de Silva

Canada

 

 

කෘෂිරසායනික වකුගඩු රෝගය සඳහා ප්‍රතිකාර

January 28th, 2016

අමුණා ඇති දැන්වීම ඔබේ දැනගැනීම සඳහා ය.

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It is sheer madness to write a New Constitution to Sri Lanka now.

January 27th, 2016

By Charles.S.Perera

The President Sirisena and Prime Minster Ranil Wickramasinghe are overwhelmingly happy they have brought democracy back to Sri Lanka and opened  the country to the friendly Nations of the West. The USA and the West reciprocate with gratitude the part played by the duo along with their sleeping pawn Chandrika who awakens at the click of fingers by her USA and western masters to carry out their agenda of regime change to make Sri Lanka one of their puppet States of the developing countries.

Sri Lanka is nominally run by the UNP in partnership with the traitors of the SLFP, the  pseudo Marxist JVP in partnership with capitalist UNP, the Tamil  TNA and the Muslim SLMC, but they are activated behind scene by USA and the West. President Sirisena in an interview with the BBC said categorically that he will not allow courts run by foreign Judges, lawyers, and prosecutors to adjudicate the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka for war crimes if committed in the final phase of the terrorist war. He said he has confidence in the Judicial System of Sri Lanka to have its own courts for the purpose.

It is rightly so, but  his Prime Minister  and his Foreign Minister  had in their extreme foolishness sponsored the USA resolution that demanded the establishment of such courts to bring to trial the Sri Lanka Armed forces. But USA refuses to take no for an answer and insists through its Ambassador to the UN HRCouncil Keith Harper that Sri Lanka must have foreign judges in the accountability process to make it credible.

President Sirisena should stand on his determination to have the accountability process conducted in his way without giving into the high handed method used by USA. Sri Lanka should  inform USA that if  it continues its undue pressure on Sri Lanka with regard to the resolution it had passed at the UNHR Council in Geneva,  Sri Lanka will help Pakistan in the resolution  it proposes to present at the UNHR Council against  USA for the violation of human rights and civilian death by use of unmanned Drone attacks.

USA should not be allowed to go Scott free without getting it to first account for its many violations of human rights and civilian deaths in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq,  Libya etc.  It is time that USA is confronted with opposition by developing countries which are continued to be harassed by USA, and the West with its NATO Forces.

Sri Lanka Government of Sirisena-Ranil after the change of regime has gone haywire with its delirium to make the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapkase unpopular amoung the people, by scaling down strong  security measures  the previous government of President Mahinda Rajapakse had set up to stop any untoward incidents that would be rehearsed by  the TNA, the pro terrorist Tamils of the diaspora to carry out a division of Sri Lanka into Communal Groups.

Mahinda Rajapakse was seeking for a reconciliation of the Communities, the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims, as a one Nation of people removing from their minds  their ugly Communal separatism.

To day with the military being weakened in the North and East, and many important ministries in the hands of the Tamils and Muslims, the TNA and allied Tamil politicians are taking advantage of the situation  to have a separate Eelam or as a first step to separate  a region for Tamils.  The demands of the Tamils for separation  has increased.  If left without firm action to stop the trend the situation will be uncontrollable and writing a new Constitution to Sri Lanka will be giving into these separatist Tamils.

Danger signals begin to appear. Wigneswaran the Chief Minister of the NPC calls for shared sovereignty : “…….The principles and specific constitutional provisions that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) considers to be paramount to the resolution of the national question relates mainly to the sharing of the powers of governance through a shared sovereignty amongst the peoples who inhabit this island……..“ And devolution of power on the basis of shared sovereignty shall necessarily be over land, law and order, socio-economic development including health and education, resources and fiscal powers,” . 

While  Sumanthiran of  TNA, says that the only solution, to the national problem  could be the  devolution of power.  He adds, “ ..we hope the new Constitution will address this issue “, … the need for a new constitution is felt by all in that the process will lay the ground  for a new arrangement.  The minority seeks power devolution arrangement to give autonomy to the traditional Tamil regions in the North and east of the Island.”

In this climate of enhanced vociferous Tamil demand for separatism it would be madness to take the question of writing a New Constitution to Sri Lanka.

If there would be opposition in the South to giving into Tamil demands, there may be “dormant” terrorists who may wake up for a resurgence of still un-concluded terrorism.

Is this what the President Sirisena wants ?

Ranil Wickramasinghe will not mind the after effect of his haste for a new Constitution to please the demands of the West. The intension of the west and USA is the fulfilment of  its agenda of separatism with a separate Tamil only region in Sri Lanka.

This intension of the West is highlighted by Yasmin Sooka’s demand for Tamil minority rights repeating continued sexual harassment of Tamil women in the North and East. Yasmin Sooka calls for international action to stop ongoing sexual violence by the security forces against Tamil Women, which she stresses is  “not random” but “systematic”.

Sooka is a good friend of  the former UN High Commissioner of Human rights Navi Pillai, and the UNHRCouncils 250 page report is undoubtedly Navi Pillay’s work.  Sooka is working  to make Navi Pillay’s dream come true.

Sooka’s intension is to make the International Community aware of difficult conditions the Tamils are going through in living in a country with a Sinhala majority and to make the International Community intervene  with the Government of Sri Lanka to inform of the right of the Sri Lanka Tamils for  self determination, and set up their own Eelam State. Intention is clear and no new Constitution will stop this continued agitation for separation.

The only way for a real reconciliation of the different Communities in Sri Lanka is through a mental adjustment to reconciliation, which is not possible through political solutions.  Such a change of mental adjustment to seek reconciliation as human beings is not acceptable to Tamils.  Therefore there is no alternative for the government and the Sinhala majority other than to treat the Tamils in the same manner, and refuse to reconcile with the  Tamils under their conditions.

In Derana TV Debate Salakuna Dilan Perera, the State Minister  of Highways stated that he is against anti Tamil and anti Muslim demonstrations, and he says he would counter the new Sinhala National formation of “Sinha Le” by distributing badges  saying the blood of the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims is the same.

That is the failure of the Sinhala majority to understand unreasonable demands of Tamils and the thirty years of terrorism.  The State Minister  is trying to be reasonable without understanding  the stubborn mental makeup of the Tamils.  The Tamils are like Shylock in Sakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

The Tamils want separation and nothing else, and if the Sinhala people keep on pacifying the Tamils hoping that they will change their minds,  it would be a continued error of comprehension of Tamil minds.   That was the mistake  Mahinda Rajapakse did by contributing  to the North  by infrastructure development, building Hospitals, schools and even preparing projects to divert fresh water to Jaffna, hoping that Tamils are susceptible to change  in the face of  kindness and generosity. 

The Tamils will never understand that the essential human nature is to be selfless for the greater object of unity with the rest of the people.  It is a waste of time trying to win over the Tamils.

The Sinhala Buddhists know that form and mind are two different items .  The form is essentially of impermanent nature, and that it is the mind that should be utilised for  being  in relation with others.  The Tamils, Muslims or Christians will not understand that having  been taught to understand that the human relation is outside self through the intervention of  a greater being.

The Sinhala Buddhists have tried to instil in the minds of the Tamils that  the essential human nature is within them.  Bu it is like throwing pearls before swine.   Hence they have to be told that there is Sinhala Opposition to impossible demands of the Tamils and Muslims.  Therefore Sinhala Buddhist Movements against Tamil and Muslim demands should be accepted and encouraged.

It is time that the President Maithripala Sirisena too understands this  before it is too late.  He should give up his hunt for thieves and  the corrupt in the Rajapaksa family and  turn to get rid of the greater danger to Sri Lanka by putting both Tamils and Muslims in their place.

There is no immediate necessity to write a new Constitution to Sri Lanka.  Ranil Wickramasinghe has not been given a mandate by the people  to write a new Constitution.  If one  looks up the map of Sri Lanka voting trend  at the General election of August,2015 one would see  who had voted UNP at the General election.

It is  clear the votes have come from the North , East and Muslims from  other places in Sri Lanka.  The Majority of the Sinhala Buddhists have not voted for UNP and therefore  Ranil Wickramasinghe cannot decide to write a Constitution before consulting the people.

The  present Constitution  had been of great use in the fight against terrorism.  The Executive Presidency should be maintained for some more time.  The 13th Amendment should be totally removed.  And in implementing the 19th Amendment the Police Commission should act immediately to remove  Ranil Wickramasinghe’s FCID.  The police can take over its work; FCID has become an institution  “hors norme”-above the Police and the Judiciary.  It creates fear in the people which is against democratic norms. FCID  makes   Sri Lanka  a Police State.

Writing a new Constitution would be to open the Pandora’s box.  Therefore, President Maithripala Sirisena putting his undue gratitude to Ranil Wickramasinghe and Chandrika for his election as the President, should wake up to his duty towards his country Sri Lanka.

The present constitution is still workable and any issue  not covered in the present Constitution  could be added to it by Amendments, or any  unworkable provision deleted as well.  Ranil Wickramasinghe should not be allowed to decide  to write a New Constitution to Sri Lanka now.

A Constitution in any Country is for the Majority and to safeguard the culture and religion of the majority.  The minorities have to accept the Constitution of the country.

There is much talk about Ekneligoda’s case  and many Soldiers and Officers of the Armed forces are unnecessary taken into custody.  Ekneligoda was known to have had connections with the LTTE and his wife  accuses Sri Lanka armed force for having arms of mass destruction.   There should be a dead body or  credible eye witnesses of the killing to take any one to custody.  But in the case of Ekneligod’s death  there was neither a dead body nor credible eye witnesses.

It is time that  Maithripala Sirisena steps in as an intelligent man and stop the unnecessary comedy of Ranil and UNP,  to govern Sri Lanka for which purpose whoever had elected him.  The President Sirisena cannot continue in his office  showing gratitude to Ranil and Chandrika.  He has to wake up and take reins of government into his hands and stop  Ranils’s determination to write a new Constitution for which he has received no mandate from the people.

රාමු දෙකක කතාව

January 27th, 2016

නලින් ද සිල්වා

 ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරි සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා ජීවිතයේ අරුත කෙසේ වෙතත් තම ලිපිවල අරුතවත් පැහැදිලි කර දෙන බවක් පෙනෙන්නට  නැත. කෙසේ වෙතත් පසුගිය ජනවාරි 20 වැනි දින ඒ මහතාගේ ලිපිය වෙනුවට කැනඩාවේ ක්විබෙක් ප්‍රදේශයේ තාක්‍ෂණික පාසලක උගන්වන බෝධි ධනපාල මහතා මා සමච්චලයට පත්කරමින් ලියූ ලිපියක් පළවිණි. මම ධනපාල මහතාට හෝ ඔහුගේ ගුරු චන්ද්‍රසිරි ධර්මවර්ධන මහතාට හෝ ලිපි මගින් පිළිතුරු නො දෙමි. ඔවුන් දෙදෙනාට මා සමග ලංකාවේ දී ප්‍රසිද්ධ විවාදයකට සහභාගි වන ලෙස ආරාධනය කර ඇති නමුත් ඔවුන් දෙදෙනාගෙන් එක් අයකුවත් එයට සූදානම් නැති බව පෙනෙයි. අප සැමදාමත් කියන්නේ වාචික විවාදයක දී ප්‍රශ්නයක් අසා එහි දී ම පිළිතුරක් ලබාගත හැකි බැවින් ධනපාල, ධර්මවර්ධන මහතුන්ගේ නොදැනුම ඔවුන්ට ම ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂ කර ගැනීමට එවැනි විවාදයක දී හැකි බව ය. අමරතුංග මහතාට ද ඒ කරුණ එලෙස ම අදාළ ය. ධනපාල මහතා මා සමග විවාදයකට ලංකාවට ඒමට ලිඛිත ව පොරොන්දු වී පසුව ඒ මගහැරියේ ය. ඒ පිළිබඳ විස්තර කලින් පළකර ඇති බැවින් නැවත සඳහන් කිරීම අනවශ්‍ය ය. 
 
ධනපාල මහතා එක් වතාවක් නොව කිහිප වතාවක් ම මා සම්බන්ධයෙන් සිවලා යන්න යොදා ගෙන තිබේ. එය සිල්වා යන්න වැරදියට යතුරු ලියනය කිරීමක් යැයි කිසිසේත් ම විශ්වාස කිරීමට නො හැකි ය. කෙසේ වෙතත් ධනපාල මහතා වැන්නකුට එවැනි අපහාසයක් කිරීමක් මිස වෙනත් දෙයක් කිරීමට නොහැකි බැවින් මම ඒ ගැන කලබල නො වීමි. මම කිසිසේත් ම ඒ ගැන කෝපයට පත් නො වීමි.  පසුගිය 24 වැනි දා ලංකාවෙබ් (lankaweb) අඩවියේ පළ වූ ධනපාල මහතාගේ ලිපියකින් ද ඒ මහතාට අප කියන කිසිවක් අවබෝධ නොවන බව පැහැදිලි ය. දැනුම සාපේක්‍ෂය යන්න ඒ මහතාවත් අමරතුංග මහතාවත් බොහෝ සිංහල බටහිර උගතුන්වත් තේරුම් ගන්නා කරුණක් නො වේ. එපමණක් නොව ධනපාල මහතාට අවකාශ කාලයෙහි වක්‍රතාව, භූමිතිකය (geodesic), පමණක් නොව අංශුවල ස්කන්ධය ගැන ද කිසිම අවබෝධයක් නැත. ඒ මහතා ප්‍රසිද්ධ වාචික විවාදයකට එළඹෙන්නේ තම අනවබෝධය ඒ මහතාට ද වටහාගත හැකි වනු ඇත. 
 
බෘලි යන්න මා  බෘලි ලෙස ලියන්නේ මගේ ගුරුවරුන් ද එසේ උච්චාරණය කළ බැවිනි. මේ බව මා කිහිප වතාවක් ම කලින් කියා ඇත. බැගට්ගේ පොතට සමච්චල් කරන ධනපාල මහතා මා එහි කරුණු විකෘති කර ඇතැයි කියයි. එහෙත් එසේ විකෘති කෙරී ඇත්තේ කුමක් දැයි නො කියයි. ඒ මහතා එක ම කරුණු ඒවාට පිළිතුරු දුන් පසු ද නැවත නැවත කියයි. එසේ නැවත නැවත කීම විදුසර පුවත්පතට ද එහි පාඨකයනට ද කරන අගෞරවයකි. බෘලි කිසිසේත් ම කිසි දිනෙක අපට බ්රොයි නො වී ය. ප්‍රංශ කාරයන්ගේ නම් ප්‍රංශ කාරයන් උච්චාරණය කරන අන්දමට ම උච්චාරණය කිරීමට අපට බලකළ නො හැකි ය. ධනපාල මහතා කැනඩාවේ ජීවත්වන්නේ ප්‍රංශ කතාකරන ක්විබෙක් ප්‍රාන්තයෙහි ය. එය ප්‍රංශ කතාකරන්නන්ට කිබෙක් විය හැකි ය. එහෙත් මා ඒ උච්චාරණය කරන්නේ ක්විබෙක් කියා ය. මම මගේ ගුරුවරුන් මිතුරන් අනුව යමින් ඒ ඒ නම් උච්චාරණය කරමි. ප්‍රංශ කතාකරන්නන් බෝධි ධනපාල යන්න උච්චාරණය කරන්නේ කෙසේ දැයි මම නො දනිමි. එහෙත් ඉංගිරිසින් බොහෝ දෙනකු පමණක් නොව ඉංගිරිසින් අනුකරණය කරන ඇතැම් සිංහලයන් ද ගාල්ල යන්න ගෝල් යනුවෙන් ද කෑගල්ල යන්න කේගෝල් යනුවෙන් ද උච්චාරණය කරන බව මම දනිමි. එමෙන් ම එංගලන්තයේ ම යෝක්ෂයර් වැනි ප්‍රාන්තවල බස් යන්න බුස් යනුවෙන් උච්චාරණය කරන බව ද  දනිමි. ඒ සිල්වා ඊනියා වැරදීමකින් සිවලා වන ආකාරයට නොව ඒ ඒ ව්‍යවහාරය අනුව ය.
 
ව්‍යවහාරය සංස්කෘතිය විසින් තීරණය කෙරෙයි. මා බෘලි යැයි කියන්නේ මා හැදී වැඩුණු සංස්කෘතිය අනුව ය. ප්‍රංශ උච්චාරණය දත් අයකු ඒ එසේ නොවේ යැයි කී පමණින් ඒ උච්චාරණය වෙනස් කිරීිමට මට අවශ්‍ය නො වේ. ධර්මවර්ධන යන්න ඇතැම් සිංහලයන් ද උච්චාරණය කරන්නේ ධර්මවෝඩ්න්, ඩාම්වෝඩන් ආදී වශයෙන් බව නගරයේ ජීවත්වන ධර්මවර්ධනවරු ද දනිති. ඒ සිංහලයන් එසේ උච්චාරණය කරන්නේ ඔවුන්ගේ දිවට ධර්මවර්ධන යන්න නුහුරු නිසා නොව සංස්කෘතික ආධිපත්‍යයකට  යටවීමෙනි. චන්ද්‍රසිරි යන්න චන්ද්‍රෙ, චන්ද්‍ර, චාන්ඩ් හෝ චෑන්ඩ් හෝ ආදී වශයෙන් ලියන්නේ ද සිංහල උච්චාරණය නුහුරු තම විදේශීක මිතුරන්ගේ පහසුව සඳහා ය. අනෙක් නම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද අපට එලෙස කිව හැකි ය.  ප්‍රංශ ජාතිකයන් සිංහල නම් සිංහල ඌරුවට උච්චාරණය කරන තෙක් මට බෘලි, බෘලි ම වෙයි. ඒ අතර සංස්කෘතික ආධිපත්‍යයේ බලපෑම හේතුකොටගෙන සිරිපාලලා සිරිලා වෙති, විමලසේනලා විමල්ලා වෙති. මේ දැනුම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සංස්කෘතිය බලපාන ඉතා සරල අවස්ථාවක් පමණකි. සාධාරණ වශයෙන් දැනුම සංස්කෘතියට සාපේක්‍ෂ වෙයි. යුදෙවු ක්‍රිස්තියානි චින්තනයෙන් මනස් දූෂණය වී ඇති  ධනපාල, ධර්මවර්ධන, අමරතුූංග ආදී මහත්වරුන්ට ඒ සාපේක්‍ෂතාව නොවැටහෙයි. එහෙත් ඒ මහත්වරුන්ට යුදෙවු ක්‍රිස්තියානි චින්තනයෙහි ද එතරම් ප්‍රගුණත්වයක් ලබා ගැනීමට නොහැකි වී ඇත.  
 
අමරතුංග මහතාගෙන් ලිපියක් නොමැති බැවින් අපට මේ සතියේ ලිපිය ගුරුත්වාකර්’ෂණය පට්ටපල් බොරුවක් ය යන්න පැහැදිලි කිරීමට යොදාගත හැකි ය. මෙහි දී නැවතත් අවධාරණය කළ යුත්තේ මා අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ සාධාරණ සාපේක්‍ෂතාව ද පට්ටපල් බොරුවක් ලෙස සලකන බව ය. නිව්ටන්ගේ ගුරුත්වාකර්්ෂණය පට්ටපල් බොරුවක් වන්නේ අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ ප්‍රවාදය සත්‍ය වන නිසා නො වේ. අයින්ස්ටයින් ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණයක් නැති බව කීවේ 1915 දී ය. ඔහු තම ප්‍රවාදය ඉදිරිපත් කෙළේ ම ඒ බව කීමට ය. ඔහු පොල් ගෙඩි වැටෙන්නේ ඇයි ද යන ප්‍රශ්නයට වෙනත් ම පිළිතුරක් දීමෙන් ම ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණය නැති බව ප්‍රකාශ කෙළේ ය. ඔහුගේ පිළිතුර වූයේ පොල් ගෙඩි වැටෙන්නේ අවකාශ කාලයේ වක්‍රතාව නිසා බව ය. ඔහු කිසිසේත් ම ඊනියා ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණ විභවයක් ගැන සඳහන් නො කෙළේ ය.  ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණ විභවය නි්ව්ටෝනීය භෞතිකයට අයත් වූවක් මිස සාධාරණ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදයෙහි කොටසක් නො වේ.
 
යුදෙවු ක්‍රිස්තියානි සංස්කෘතියෙහි හැදී වැඩුණු අයට ඊනියා යථාර්ථයෙන් මිදීම අපහසු ය. ඒ බව තේරුම් ගැනීම නම් අපහසු නො වේ. එකී සංස්කෘතියෙහි දෙවියන් වහන්සේ නම් යථාර්ථය ආත්මීය වශයෙන් හෝ වාස්තවික වශයෙන් හෝ ඇත. ඇතැම් සිංහල බෞද්ධ උගතුනට ද මේ ඊනියා යථාර්ථයෙන් මිදීමට නොහැකි වී ඇත. එයට හේතු දෙකක් වෙයි. එකක් නම් යුදෙවු ක්‍රිස්තියානි සංස්කෘතියෙහි බලපෑම ය. අනෙක අශෝක බුදුදහමෙහි ඊනියා යථාර්ථයක්, ක්‍ෂණවාදයක් හා ධර්මවාදයක් ගැන සඳහන් වීම ය. මේ යථාර්ථ කතාව හේතුවෙන් නිව්ටන් හා අයින්ස්ටයින් අතර ඇති වෙනස දැකීමට ඔවුන්ට නො හැකි ය. අපට ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂ වන්නේ පොල් වැටීම ය. පොල් වැටෙන්නේ ඇයි ද යන්නට නිව්ටන් හා අයින්ස්ටයින් පිළිතුරු දෙකක් දුන්හ. නිව්ටන්ට අනුව එයට හේතුව ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණය ය. එහෙත් ඔහු ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණය ඇතිවන්නේ කෙසේ දැයි නො කීවේ ය. ඔහුට අනුව ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණය ක්‍ෂණිකව එක් අංශුවක් නිසා අනෙක් අංශුව මත ඇති වෙයි. මෙය අයින්ස්ටයින් පසුව ක්වොන්ටම් භෞතික විද්‍යාව අරභයා යොදාගත් වචන අනුව හොල්මන් ක්‍රියාවකි. 
 
අයින්ස්ටයින් කියා සිටියේ පොල් වැටෙන්නේ අවකාශ කාලයෙහි වක්‍රතාව හේතුකොටගෙන බව ය. මේ වක්‍රතාවට මුල් වූ අවකාශ කාලය ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ මගින් නිර්ණය වෙයි. මෙය සම්පුර්ණයෙන් ම නිව්ටන්ගේ සූත්‍රගත කිරීමෙන් සංකල්පීයව වෙනස් වෙයි. ඒ වෙනත් කතන්දරයක් මිස නිව්ටන්ගේ කතන්දරය පැහැදිලි කිරීමක් නො වේ. නිව්ටන්ට (ඔහුගේ අනුගාමිකයන්ට අනුව) නිරපේක්‍ෂ අවකාශයක් වෙයි. මේ අවකාශයේ රාමුව අවස්ථිති සමුද්දේශ රාමුවක් (inertial frames of reference) වෙයි.  මේ රාමුවට සාපේක්‍ෂ ව  ඒකාකාර ප්‍රවේගයෙන් චලනය වන රාමු ද අවස්ථිති සමුදදේශ රාමු වෙයි. නිව්ටන්ගේ නියම වලංගු වන්නේ මේ අවස්ථිති රාමුවල පමණ ය. නිව්ටන්ට අනුව ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ ඇත්තේ නිරපේක්‍ෂ අවකාශයෙහි ය. ඔහුට අනුව නිරපේක්‍ෂ අවකාශය දී ඇත, එහි වස්තු හා විකිරණ වෙයි. මෙම රාමුවෙහි කාලය ද නිරපේක්‍ෂ වන අතර ඒකාකාරීව ගලා යයි. කාලය ඒකාකාරීව ගලා යන්නේ සුපිරි කාලයකට සාපේක්‍ෂව ද ආදී ප්‍රශ්න නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි පැන නො නැගිණි. නිරපේක්‍ෂ අවකාශ රාමුවෙහි හා එයට සාපේක්‍ෂව ඒකාකාර ප්‍රවේගයෙන් චලනය වන රාමුවල වස්තු (අංශු) චලනය වන්නේ කෙසේ දැයි නිව්ටන් තම චලිත නියම මගින් විස්තර කෙළේ ය. ඒ රාමුවලට සාපේක්‍ෂව අංශුවකට P බලයක් යෙදුවහොත් එයට P = mf    මගින් දෙන f ත්වරණයක් ලැබෙයි.  මෙහි m යනු අංශුවේ අවස්ථිති ස්කන්ධය වෙයි. නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි වස්තුවක ස්කන්ධය යනු වස්තුවෙහි ද්‍රව්‍ය ප්‍රමාණය වෙයි. මේ ස්කන්ධය ඊනියා ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණ ස්කන්ධයට සමාන වෙයි. 
 
විශේෂ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදයෙහි අවස්ථිති රාමුවල වෙනසක් සිදු නො වෙයි. අවස්ථිති රාමු අවස්ථිති රාමු ම වෙයි. එහි දී අවකාශය හා කාලය වෙන වෙන ම නො පවතී. ඒ අවකාශ කාලය ලෙස පවතියි.  P = mf  යන්න නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි ත්‍රිමාන දෛශිකයක් ලෙස ලියැවෙන අතර විශේෂ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදයෙහි එය ආතානකයක් ලෙස ලියැවෙයි. එමෙන් ම යන්න m0 ලෙස ලියැවෙයි.  මෙහි m0 යනු නිශ්චලතා (rest) හෙවත් අවිචලක (invariant) ස්කන්ධය වෙයි. අංශුවක ස්කන්ධය රාමුවෙන් රාමුවට වෙනස් වන අතර, අවිචලක හෙවත් නිශ්චලතා ස්කන්ධය අංශුවෙහි නිශ්චලතා රාමුවෙහි එහි ස්කන්ධය වෙයි.  ඉතා පැහැදිලිව ම නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි හෝ විශේෂ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදයෙහි හෝ ස්කන්ධය යන්න පැහැදිලි ආකාරයකට අර්ථ නො දැක්වෙයි. අංශුවකට ස්කන්ධයක් ලැබෙන්නේ හිග්ස් බෝසෝනය ඔස්සේ යැයි ක්වොන්ටම් භෞතිකයෙහි ඉගැන්වෙයි. එහෙත් ඒ පිළිබඳව ද  ගැටලු වෙයි. අපි පසු දිනෙක මේ ගැටලු සාකච්ඡා කර මේ හුදු කතන්දර බව පෙන්වමු. යමකුට අවශ්‍ය නම් දැනට ජිම් බැගට්ගේ ෆෙයාර්වෙල් ටු රියැලිටි  (Farewell to Reality) නම් පොත කියවිය හැකි ය. කෙසේ වෙතත් දැනට අපට අවශ්‍ය වන්නේ විශේෂ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදයෙහි ද අවස්ථිති සමුද්දේශ රාමු ඇති බවත් එහි ද ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ නොමැතිව නිරපේක්‍ෂ අවකාශයක් පවතින බවත් ය.  
 
අප කලින් ද කියා ඇති පරිදි තරුණ අයින්ස්ටයින් වයස විසිපහේදී විශේෂ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදය සූත්‍රගත කෙළේ ය. ඒ වයස මිස ඔහු භෞතික විද්‍යාව ඉගෙනීමට ගත් කාලය නො වේ. ඔහුට මාක් නම් යථානුභූතවාදී (positivist) දාර්ශනිකයාගේ හා භෞතික විද්‍යාඥයාගේ ආභාසය විය. මාක් අවස්ථිති සමුද්දේශ රාමු ප්‍රතික්‍ෂෙප කෙළේ ය. ඒ ඔහුගේ දර්ශනයට අනුකූලව ය. අවස්ථිති රාමු දුටුවකු නැත. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි අවස්ථිති සමුද්දේශ රාමු ගැන කියන්නේ වස්තූන්ගෙන් ඈත පිහිටි රාමු ලෙස ය. තවත් විටෙක ඈත ඈත පිහිටි තාරකාවලට සාපේක්‍ෂව නිසලව ඇති රාමු අවස්ථිති සමුද්දේශ රාමු ලෙස කියැවෙයි. එහි දී ඈත ඈත පිහිටි තාරකා අවස්ථිති රාමුවකට සාපේක්‍ෂව නිශ්චල ව ඇතැයි ද  සැලකෙයි. එහෙත් මේ සියළු අර්ථදැක්වීම් ව්‍යාජ බව පෙනී යයි. ඈත පිහිටි තාරකා යනුවෙන් අදහස් කරන්නේ කොපමණ ඈත පිහිටි තාරකා ද? අපට අනෙක් වස්තූන්ගෙන් ඉතා ඈතට ගොස් අවස්ථිති රාමුවක් අර්ථදැක්විය හැකි ද? මාක් අවස්ථීිති සමුද්දේශ රාමුවලට විරුද්ධවූයේ ඒ පංචෙන්ද්‍රිය ගෝචර නොවන බැවිනි. අපට එයට තවත් කරුණක් එකතු කළ හැකි ය. අවස්ථිති රාමුවකට නිරීක්‍ෂකයකු ඇතුලු වූ විගස එය තවදුරටත් අවස්ථිති සමුද්දේශ රාමුවක් ලෙස නො පවතියි. නිරීක්‍ෂකයකු නැතිව නිරීක්‍ෂණය කරන්නේ කවු ද? නිව්ටන්ගේ නිරපේක්‍ෂ අවකාශය දෙවියන්වහන්සේගෙන් ගලා එන්නාවූ දි යුදෙවු ක්‍රිස්තියානි සංස්කෘතියෙහි හා චින්තනයෙහි සංකල්පගත කෙරුණු සංකල්පයකි. මාක් බෞද්ධයකු ලෙස ජීවත් වූ බව අප කලින් කියා ඇත. 
 
අයින්ස්ටයින් සාධාරණ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදය ඉදිරිපත් කරන විට ඔහුගේ වයස තිස්පහක් විය. ඔහු ඒ වන විටත් භෞතික විද්‍යාව ඉගෙනීමට අවුරුදු විසිපහක් ගතකර නො තිබිණි. මාක්ගේ ආභාසය ලැබූ අයින්ස්ටයින්ට අවශ්‍ය වූයේ ඊනියා අවස්ථිති රාමුවලට කොටු නොවී ඕනෑම රාමුවක වලංගු වන ආකාරයට භෞතික විද්‍යාවේ නියම සූත්‍රගත කිරීමට ය. ඔහුගේ සූත්‍රගත කිරීමට අනුව ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ දෙන ලද අවකාශයක (අවකාශ කාලයක) ගෙනැවිත් දමන ලද්දක් නො වී ය. අවකාශ කාලය නිර්ණය කෙරුණේ ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ විසිනි. ඒ අනුව ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ නොමැති විට අවකාශ කාලයක් තිබිය නො හැකි ය. එහෙත් අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ සූත්‍රගත කිරීම වූ සාධාරණ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදයට අනුව ඒ එසේ නො වී ය.
 
අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ සූත්‍රගත කිරීම ඔහු පසුව එකතු කරන ලද ඊනියා විශ්වවේදී නියතය (චඔසමඔලඔගඉචඅල චඔනසටඅනට) නොමැතිව      Gμυ  = KTμυ   ආකාරයෙන් ලිවිය හැකි ය. මෙහි Gμυ    යනු අවකාශ කාලයේ gμυ  ජ්‍යාමිතිය ඔස්සේ අර්ථදැක්වෙන ආතානකයක් ද, Tμυ  යනු ශක්තිි ගම්‍යතා ආතානකය (energy momentum tensor) ද K නියතයක් ද වෙයි. ආතානක ගැන අවබෝධයක් නැති වුවත් මෙයින් කියැවෙන්නේ දකුණු පැත්ත දුන්විට වම්පැත්ත නිර්ණය වන බව ය. වෙනත් අයුරකින් කිවහොත් අයින්ස්ටයින්ට අනුව ශක්ති ගම්‍යතා ආතානකය දී ඇති විට අවකාශ කාලයේ ජ්‍යාමිතිය ද එමගින් අවකාශ කාලය ද නිර්ණය වෙයි. මෙය නිව්ටෝනීය සූත්‍රගත කිරීමෙන් කෙතරම් වෙනස් ද? නිව්ටෝනීය  ශෞතිකයෙහි දෙන ලද අවකාශයක ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ ඇත, අවශ්‍ය නම් ඔබ්බා ඇත. එහෙත් අයින්ස්ටයින්ට අනුව ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණය අනුව, එනම් ශක්ති ගම්‍යතා ආතානකය දී ඇති විට, අවකාශ කාලය නිර්ණය වෙයි. එහෙත් මේ මාක් හෝ අයින්ස්ටයින් බලාපොරෙත්තු වූ සමීකරණය යැයි කිව නොහැකි ය. එයට හේතුව ඉහත සඳහන් සමීකරණයෙහි දකුණු අත පැත්ත ශූන්‍ය වූ විට ද අවකාශ කාල පැවතිය හැකි වීම ය. වෙනත් වචනවලින් කිවහොත් ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණ නොමැති විට ද අවකාශ කාල පවතියි. ඒ අතින් බැලූ කල සාධාරණ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදය ද අසම්පූර්ණ පද්ධතියකි. එහි සමීකරණවලට මාක්ගේ අදහස්වලට අනුගත වන විසඳුමක් ලබාගැනීමට නම් වෙනත් අවශ්‍යතා (මායිම් අවශ්‍යතා) අමුතුවෙන් දැක්විය යුතු ය. අයින්ස්ටයින් පසු කලෙක ක්වොන්ටම් භෞතිකය පිළිගැනීම ප්‍රතික්‍ෂෙප කෙළේ ඒ අසම්පූර්ණ පද්ධතියක් යැයි කියමිනි. එහෙත් ඔහුගේ සාධාරණ සාපේක්‍ෂතාවාදය ද මාක්ගේ අර්ථයෙන් ගත්කල අසම්පූර්ණ පද්ධතියක් වෙයි. 
 
මෙහි දී පැහැදිලි ව කිවයුතු කරුණු කිහිපයක් වෙයි. අයින්ස්ටයින්ට අනුව ස්කන්ධයක් යනු අවකාශ කාලයෙහි ඇති වක්‍රතාවක් නො වේ. අවකාශ කාලයෙහි වක්‍රතාව ඇති වන්නේ එහි ජ්‍යාමිතිය හේතුකෙටගෙන ය. ද්‍රව්‍ය හා විකිරණවලින් ජ්‍යාමිතිය නිර්ණය වෙයි. එහි දී අයින්ස්ටයින්ගේ ඉහත සඳහන් සමීකරණයෙහි දකුණු පැත්ත මගින් වම්පැත්ත නිර්ණය වෙයි. දකුණු පැත්තේ ශක්ති ගම්‍යතා ආතානකය දී ඇති විට වම් පැත්තෙන් කියැවෙන පරිදි අවකාශ කාලයෙහි ජ්‍යාමිතිය හා එනයින් වක්‍රතාව ලැබෙයි. එනම් ස්කන්ධ දී ඇති විට අවකාශ කාලය ලැබෙනු විනා අවකාශ කාලයෙන් ස්කන්ධ නිර්ණය වීමක් හෝ පෙනෙන්නට වීමක් හෝ නො මැත. මෙසේ නිර්ණය වූ අවකාශ කාලයක බලයක් ඒ මත ක්‍රියා නොකරන වස්තු භූමිතිකවල චලනය වෙයි. පොළොව මගින් නිර්ණය වන අවකාශ කාලයෙහි පොල්ගෙඩි  භූමිතිකවල චලනය වෙයි. වැටෙන පොල්ගඩිය මත ක්‍රියාකරන ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණ හෝ වෙනත් කිසිම බලයක් හෝ නැත. භූමිතිකයක්  යනු නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි සරල රේඛාවකි. බලයක් ඒ මත ක්‍රියා නොකරන වස්තු (අංශු) නිව්ටෝනීය යාන්ත්‍රිකයෙහි ඊනියා අවස්ථිති රාමුවල ඒකාකාර ප්‍රවේගයෙන් සරල රේඛාවල චලනය වෙයි. ත්වරණය වන රාමුවල වස්තු සරල රේඛාවලට වඩා සාධාරණ වූ භූමිතිකවල චලනය වෙයි. මෙය රාමු දෙකක් පිළිබඳ කතාවකි. 
 
නලින් ද සිල්වා
 
2016 ජනවාරි 25

Ranil Wickremasinghe’s New UNP

January 27th, 2016

Buddhist Sinhale (Sri Lanka) has been defended, protected and preserved by benevolent, noble, superior, courageous patriots for over two thousand five hundred years. Millions of lives were sacrificed to preserve the territorial integrity , unitary state and sovereignty of this country, our great traditional homeland continuing custodianship of our great Buddhist cultural heritage by the Sinhalese.

The objectives of the founding fathers of the United National Party launched on the 6th September 1946 was to establish national unity through construction.  The subjugation and exploitation of the Sinhalese Buddhists of Sri Lanka by the colonial powers was to be replaced by progressive economic and social reforms preserving the Buddhist cultural heritage for the benefit of all Sri Lankans.

This was in order to strike a blow to the foundations of a social hierarchy established benefiting the colonial masters and based on wealth, favouritism and punitive acts against the ‘natives’.

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Dangerous Prospects expected arrival of Eelamists and ISISThese same colonial powers bestowed great privileges on those that betrayed their own and served the colonial masters faithfully like the Jayawardenas and Bandaranayakes who acted against Sinhalese Buddhists.  They had also adopted the Christian faith of the colonial masters.   However these immoral, unjust and illegal practices were to cease with the birth of the new nation with a patriotic and righteous leadership.  It was a time for rejoicing for the dawning of a new age promoting a just and equitable life for all.

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JPW UNP Killers of Young Buddhists” 1989 Insurgency

The pre-Jayawardena old Senanayake UNP was committed to protecting the great heritage of our country and advance in every aspect of life beneficial to the nation without infringement on individual liberty. A just partnership was forged with good will between those who govern and those governed.

The process of effective good governance is dependent on the consent of the governed, with the authority of the government resting with a sovereign people.  Appointments were made on merit rather than personal friendships, love affairs, favouritism and party donations.  These fundamental principles underpinned their policies.  This party was led by inspired benevolent leaders collectively creating a strong constructive force that strengthened the foundation of the nation.

The founding fathers could not foresee the terrible fate that awaited the UNP and the nation.  There emerged a cruel, malevolent predatory leadership that subjugated the nation as the colonial predators did.  The untimely death of our great and beloved iconic Sinhalese Buddhist leader Mr Dudley S. Senanayake paved the way for the Jayawardena Premadasa clan to become the leaders of this great political party.

Before 1977 members of parliament and cabinet ministers were not paid any salaries, they needed tobe financially independent. Great civilized benevolent human beings of great and good calibre dedicated themselves to the service of their beloved country.

The anti-Budhist, anti-Senanayake Jayawardena Premadasa Wickremasinghe led UNP wiped the benevolent legacy of just rule and created a hostile executive presidency that brought despotism and a reign of terror to Buddhist Lanka.  This new UNP was instrumental in discriminating against the Buddhists and the poor rural youth all Buddhists. The atrocities committed were worse than those committed by foreign invaders.  The disintegration of political, social and moral high standards was absolute.

The dignity and stability of the nation was destroyed.  An evil doctrine was promoted espousing the abuse of power accompanied by unbridled ambition, whilst facilitating the stripping of national resources in order to increase the material gain of the new UNP party faithful. The new UNP promoted under achievement in the Sinhalese Buddhists. instead of training and educating the masses into a formidable workforce they exploited the poor encouraging them to become a subservient under class.  A modern slave trade was established sending the unskilled and semi-skilled to the Middle East to serve the Arabs  where   they are humiliated, degraded, bullied and sometimes their dead bodies are sent home.

The new UNP was also responsible for the growth in Tamil terrorism and their crimes against humanity during this period (1977-!994). There was no effective counter terrorist mechanism in place or any structured protocols for combating the worldwide false propaganda carried out by some  treacherous Tamils living abroad.

Selected Tamils and the Sinhalese insurgents were tortured to death in Buddhist Lanka.  Some Tamil terrorist were entertained in sumptuous five star hotels, some were given money and weapons as stated by witnesses.  It was alleged that the current Tamil advisor to Mr  Ranil Wickremasinghe Mr Paskaralingam was given a large sum of money by the Tamil terrorists of the liberation Tamil terrorist organisation to be handed to Mr Wickremasinghe, to date there has been no investigations regarding this allegation. If true what was the purpose of this secret gift of money?

The new UNP kicked the noble eight fold path of Buddhism  out of Sri Lanka as it introduced the notorious prevention of terrorism act which enabled the security forces and some new UNP members to dispose of the their opponents and the Sinhalese Buddhist insurgents without inquests(Rule55).

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in 1987  having moved away from the Buddhist philosophy just like the new UNP launched a savage insurgency.  The barbaric savagery of the response of the security forces is unparalleled in the history of Sri Lanka.   Torture chambers were constructed, torture mechanisms, tools used were similar to those used in Russia under the rule of the psychopath Joseph Stalin with further improvements by Mossad agents.. Buddhist Lanka became a centre for inhumanity. The extreme cruelty and barbarism of the new UNP administration and the duplicity of the armed forces shocked the civilized world but no action was taken to terminate this reign of terror. The New UNP and Mossad agency managed to throw out the Buddhist doctrine there was no effective opposition from the Buddhists, Buddhist clergy or the Buddhist institutions.

After the second Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna insurrection (1987-1989) all opposition was crushed with brutal force whilst a favoured few of all communities profited.  The majority Buddhist Sinhalese suffered in silence. Furthermore the treasonous activities of the new UNP, violation of human rights and abuse of power by the administration and law enforcement agencies were accepted as the norm.  The legacy of institutionalised terror was perpetuated. According to witnesses the present the leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Rohana Wijeweera was cremated alive! Throughout history barbaric acts by the Muslims and Christians have been recorded but never in a Buddhist country where Theravada Buddhism has been established. Sri Lanka became the first such state hopefully the last.

Death Squads and the underworld triumphed as Buddhism disappeared from the traditional home of the Sinhalese. Death Squads in Buddhist Lanka (Initiative of the JPW-New UNP). PRRA, Green cats, Black Cats, Scorpions (white vans) roamed in our our great land turning toxic by the efforts of this new UNP (1977-1994). This party therefore should be shunned by the civilized world and Buddhists of Sri Lanka. This party is guilty of treason and crimes against humanity.


The Tamils demand charges of crimes against humanity to be brought against the ex- executive president Mahinda Rajapakse. The Sinhalese carry on as if nothing happened

JPW- New UNP has no remorse, no plans to to bring the perpetrators, the criminals to justice for the crimes committed against the Sinhalese Buddhists (1987-1994). No adequate compensation initiated for the grieving families. The new UNP presumes it has the god given right to dispose of the Sinhalese Buddhists and their traditional homeland any way they wish.

An accelerated Decline of Buddhism began with the Jayawardena Premadasa Wickremasinghe new UNP policies (1977-2015). Buddhist Lanka was transformed into an island of terror, it is alleged that Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe in support of his uncle president Jayawardena became an active participant in the proceedings and processes of state terrorism culminating in the death of eighty thousand young Buddhists. 

Examples of Ranil Wickremasinghe’s terrible treachery and misdeeds conveniently forgotten by the Sinhalese

  • Total Betrayal  and Absolute Treachery to the nation’-Presidential Commission Nov.2003.
  • The Sinhalese Buddhist of Sri Lanka are preparing to sacrifice Sri Lanka again, getting ready to hand over our beloved motherland to a proven traitor. a gift to a traitor with the blessings of President Maithripala Sirisena. This is making a statement that the Sinhalese are dispensable and do not deserve a home land. Let them be slaves forever.
  • Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe was one of several that was blamed by the presidential commission implicated, blamed and held responsible for the betrayal of the Officers of the Army’s top-secret Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol(LRRP) in 2002 Athurugiriya  by the Sri Lankan Presidential Commission.   He was the Prime Minister  (Hindustan Times)
  • Ranl Wickremasinghe was a senior minister allegedly involved with the inhumane illegal barbaric activities of the security forces and death squads, the infliction of torture on Buddhist youngsters. Commissions Report 12-04-1998 on Batalanda torture chamber killings (1987-1992) under JPW New UNP administration.

A glance at Ranil Wickreasinghe’s documented ancestry helps to understand his conduct and that of his uncle. JR Jayawardena who was a descendent of Don Adrian whose ancestor emigrated to Sri Lanka from the Coromandel coast in Tamil Nadu. He married a Sinhalese, Miss Jayawardena and took her name,called himself Mr Jayawardena.

Don Adrian was a spy helping the Dutch to exploit Sri Lanka. Captured by the British he became a British spy and distinguished himself as a dedicated , faithful servant of the British. Systematically he carried out activities of betrayal against the Sinhalese. Allegations have been that information given by him helped the British to capture the great iconic Sinhalese Buddhist patriot Monarawela Kappetipola and Shastri King Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe. Don Adrian was the best spy the British had. He continued to betray the Sinhalese, the indigenous inhabitants of Sri Lanka. He was made the guide headman, chief spy the Tombi Mudliyar the most trusted aid of the invaders, became the aide to Sir John D’Oyly the enemy of the Sinhalese. He did everything to undermine the Sinhalese Buddhists kingdom. The British rewarded him and gave permission to take any land anywhere in Sri Lanka. Ranil is JR Jayawardena’s nephew. Thus the betrayal of the Sinhalese is a family affair. The approach therefore is to use the the cunning but gullible Buddhists to realize his dreams, ambitions and help him and his cronies to satisfy their insatiable appetites. Treachery and betrayal seem to be the natural course of action in the journey to the summit. Sinhalese like the elephants, other mammal, birds, insects, the forests, the rivers, the sea and  Sri Lanka to be used and disposed of at will. Hope springs eternal that one day perhaps Ranil will return to his uncles traditional homeland in Tamil Nadu.

The great tragedy is the attitude of the armed forces and law enforcement offices, it is beyond belief that they protect the criminals in parliament and punish the poor for petty crimes, all Buddhists. They have become the defenders of the worst criminals in the country. It is their failure that has brought this country to the brink. There is no rule of law, anarchy prevails. Perhaps they can learn lessons from Oliver Cromwell.

The new JPW-UNP has proved that it it is an unacceptable monstrous political machine that would destroy the traditional homeland of the Sinhalese forever and easily due to  many terrible weaknesses of the Sinhalese race.

If the Muslim or Christian youngsters were tortured to death the world would have convulsed and brought the perpetrators to justice as they did bringing the Nazi war criminals to justice after the war (1945-1949). Any other man with self respect and dignity would have left Sri Lanka as Sir John Kotalawela did. Ranil cannot leave as he appears to be the darling of all communities.

Do the Sinhalese have grass included in their diet?  Surely the time has come for the Sinhalese to take the finger off the self destruct button and unite with temporary cessation of hostilities, jealousy and treasonous activities?.

  1. Reasons for the imminent fall of the Sinhalese-A perspective.
  2. Mediocre leadership with a tendency to commit treason
  3. The unity, loyalty and integrity of the Tamil speaking communities.

The Imminent fall of Sri Lanka and Sinhalese Buddhists 2015

January 27th, 2016

Northeasterns salute Tri-colour on R-Day

January 27th, 2016

 By NJ Thakuria

Guwahati: The residents of northeast India, whom the mainstream agencies often misunderstand as sympathizers to various separatist militant outfits, have joined in 67th Republic Day celebrations one and all to pay heartfelt tributes to the martyrs. For the first time in recent decades, the auspicious Day on 26 January 2016 was observed without a single incident of violence across the region surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet (China), Burma and Bangladesh.

The people of trouble-torn Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland with Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim have participated in both government and community celebrations on R-Day to hoist the national flag with great fervor. They not only saluted the martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices for the motherland, but also rejected the militants’ yearly rhetoric to boycott the R-Day and Independence Day in the region.

Members and family Guwahati Press Club takes out Procession during the 67th Republic Day celebration in Guwahati on January 26, 2016.

Members and family Guwahati Press Club takes out Procession during the 67th Republic Day celebration in Guwahati on January 26, 2016.

The northeastern militants under various banners namely United National Liberation Front of Western South East Asia, co-ordination committee of Manipur based militant outfits, Garo National Liberation Army,  Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council etc called for a total shutdown in the region on R-Day this time too raising voices against the Union government in New Delhi.

A joint statement issued the rebels asserted that there is no reason for Western South East Asia to celebrate India’s Republic Day. They also argued that the citizens of the region should introspect and analyze Indian policy here and initiate to dislodge Indian occupation from the alienated region.

Along with the nation, the city based scribes and patriotic citizens celebrated the R-Day at Guwahati Press Club. Editor-journalist Girindra Kumar Karji hoisted the national flag in the morning, following which the participants took out a procession on the streets.

Senior journalist DN Bezbarua and social worker Ajay Dutta led the procession where many children also took part lifting the tri-colour.

Others who joined in the mission included Rupam Barua, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Mukul Kalita, Pramod Kalita, Jagadindra Raychoudhury, Pankaj Duara, Dayanath Singh, Pulin Kalita, Kailash Sarma, Pradip Thakuria, Soumyadeep Dutta, Mrinal Ali Hazarika, Ujjal Saikia, Samir Sandilya, Nayan Bhuyan, Hiren Kalita, Bikash Singh, Ravi Ajitacharya, Sabita Lahkar, Sumana Dutta, Purabi Barua, Kuntala Chakrabarty, Alaka Goswami, Akhyamala Bora,  Anjali Deka, Mamata Mishra, Tarali Chakrabarty etc.

Earlier ridiculing the militants’ diktat  over the R-Day celebration, the Journalists’ Forum Assam  appealed to each and every patriotic resident of the region to hoist the national flag on the auspicious Day and  pay homage to the martyrs. The forum argued that if the citizens do not recognize the immense sacrifice made by millions of known and unknown freedom fighters to make India an independent nation, ‘we would only turn ourselves as the most ungrateful nationals on the planet’.

Onslaught on Sri Lanka – I & II

January 27th, 2016

by Ashley de Vos Courtesy The Island

At the present, India is being used by the forces that be, with the different carrots offered and held up in its direction. However, with the new government suddenly becoming overly ambitious to expand in the neighbourhood, and Delhi’s inborn tendencies coming from the ever present historical Brahmanical onslaught, according to Naresh Kumar in his ‘Disappearance of Buddhism From India: An Untold Story’ argues, “They were not as greatly opposed to the Buddha’s philosophical teachings as they were to his message of universal brotherhood and equality for it directly challenged their hegemony and the scriptures that they had invented to legitimize this,” all comes to the forefront. Fundamental Hinduism is on the march, and it casts its hungry eyes in the direction of this island, the acknowledged true depository of original Buddhist thought in the immediate neighbourhood, even willing to dedicate the bridge to destruction,heavily smeared with religious fervour, the Hindu-Buddhist Bridge.

Today, this same tendency begs India to be recognised as the only force in the surrounding great ocean with a single minded intention to over-run and colonise Sri Lanka and its SAARC neighbours. India’s ownership of the International continental shelf is limited and what better way to increase it. It would be done under a heavy blanket of subtlety that would become obvious only after all is achieved. But for the moment this may not suit the aspirations of the greed driven selfish west who still want to operate and project themselves as the new colonial masters. Everything is being manipulated to entice India to create diversions, so that in the process the western powers could achieve their own end. Wow! Since the recent elections, many creatures of different shapes and hues, have all suddenly crawled out from under the wood work and are seen flapping about like hungry vampires. It would satisfy India as well, as a western base outside and not within Indian soil would find favour with its billion population.

Every country that has a common boundary with India has had problems with the Indian Agency RAW due to the constant interference in the internal affairs of its neighbouring countries. What happened to Sikkim and the present embargo on Nepal are cases in point and India-locked Nepal is being brought to her knees. This also confirms the prediction made by Prof Basham in his inaugural address at the Senate hall, to the University of London, given in 1956, almost sixty years ago where he predicted that the ‘disintegration of India was eminent.’ He referred to ‘the problems faced by ‘Post Independence India’ and ‘the difficulty of maintaining its unity in such diversity.’

‘A fragile unity that could be held together only through continued conflict, with its immediate neighbours’ he said. Something that ‘Modern India’ will desperately and shamelessly continue to engage in and the ‘friendly fire’ will affect this sovereign nation, and Sri Lanka should take note of. While Sri Lanka respects the sovereignty of India, India only respects the sovereignty of Sri Lanka by word and not by deed, understandably, India is primarily interested in herself only. The corridors of power are on a focussed path. What an Indian Prime Minister states outside the system carries little weight, as all decisions are made in Delhi, andDelhifinds the present hiatus in Sri Lanka’s politics as being the ideal moment to strike, and try hard, she will.

She will even go to the extent of promoting ex ambassadors, posing as our friendly invited guests, to run down this country in open forum, unfortunately, it showed the uncouth levels to which India will stoop, to achieve its ends. Sri Lankan politicians showed breeding, a sense of decorum and watched in shocked silence. After all we have been taught that we do not insult guests who come to our home. Or is this the level of hate our politicians have for this country? An unfortunate reflection of the country or of the political apparatus in place. No self-respecting country will ever permit this to happen on her own soil. Why! has the media gone to sleep? Or is it in support of the Brahmanical onslaught that India has unleashed, that will soon get worse?

The late D.S.Senanayake, in the Hansard of 9th December 1948, Column 427, stated, “We consider India to be one of the greatest nations in the world, but we do not expect India to play the role of trying to establish rights where they have no rights, or privileges where they have no privileges, or trying to deprive other countries of their rights.” The D. S. Senanayake foreign policy was very clear, he understood his neighbour or did he.

Though connected in geological time to the sub-continent, this island has always existed as a separate entity. Though the agglomeration and build-up of a compacted layering brought about by the movement of sand in the south west and north east monsoons crashing together, has created a visual connection even visible from space, while Sri Lanka is progressivelymoving further apart due to plate action.

Sri Lanka has stood isolated and proud for thousands of years and in historical times, even though she was subjected to constant invasions by the Pandyans, the Cholas and the Rakshasa Kalinga Magha with Chola support, including the Portuguese and the Dutch invasions have all been effectively repelled by the Sri Lankan leadership. This was possible because the populace and its strong leadership were proud of and respected the exquisite repository, the culture inherited from their ancestors, and Sri Lanka had the continued privilege of remaining an island nation, a concept that was continuously fought for,ensured and protected even with their lives.

Following the scorched earth policy adopted by the British during the Uva rebellion, when”every male above the age of 15 was put to the sword, cattle in excess of the British army requirement were killed, every village burned and infrastructure destroyed.” The British on false promises, removed and banished the King and in 1815 the British crown took over the whole island, thus bringing a two thousand five hundred year old recorded monarchy to an end. Throughout the thousands of years’ of existence, there has been a great need to ensure that the population maintains and safeguards this island status at any cost. This is what the long history of this island demands.

Anything short of this would be totally unacceptable and seen as treason in the eyes of every right minded citizen of this great country. This should be our stand today and in the future as well, even if we have to disappoint the hegemony of India due to our proud island stand. The way Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike stood up to Indira Ghandi and India is a case in point, she was simply brilliant. Is there anyone who can match her strength of conviction for her Island state, in existence today?

We as a nation, should design our own long term future, the future for our people, we are capable of it,should do it and not be willing to accept anything that is foisted on us by any power for their own benefit, especially, and certainly not, if it includes the loss of our integrity and island status. The implementation of the 13th amendment forced on us by the Government of India and RAW intended to disintegrate and destroy the country, should be rejected on these grounds. Our leaders should stand tall and they should fight for the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.

Unfortunately, the latest information coming out of India is that we have already concluded an agreement with India on the draconian one sided CEPA agreement now under another name, ‘Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement’ (ETCA). The service industry would also be brought under it, and an agreement that is loaded heavily and tips the scales in favour of India would be finally signed.

Let’s face it, it is only after everything has been determined,that official time tables are advanced and they are confirmed when successful conclusions are at an advance stage and finality is assured. The Prime Minister of India will arrive in June 2016 to officially put the final stamp to what may be a series of one sided documents. As this signing would affect every Sri Lankan citizen alive today and yet to be born, it is the duty of a responsible government, preaching transparency to bring the document before the people of this great country and get their permission through a referendum before anything is finalised and signed. Rather than leaving the decision making to a group of amateur, yes men. But why the rush to sign a document that is disadvantageous to Sri Lanka?

There is much denial on the Sri Lankan side that an initial signing of the CEPA / ETCA and that of the physical bridge connection did not take place, but, the coming events in 2016 will bring all to light and then it may be too late for this island state. Unless, while the bureaucracy in India looks after its own interest, Sri Lanka will egotisticallylook after hers. Unfortunately, the pressure to conclude is turned on and the experts who have studied the problem from a Sri Lankan point of view and in great detail, are wilfully kept out of the picture.

In early January 2016, Sri Lanka signed a number of agreements with Pakistan. The details of which are mostly unknown. Is one of the agreements similar to the CEPA proposed by India or something worse? Does it include the service sector? No leader has the right to sign short term agreements that include long term repercussions with anybody, especially if it would jeopardise the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and its people. Prior to signing, the agreement should be very carefully and minutely scrutinised by expertise and offered for public review. Do we have the people to do it, yes, but they are usually kept out.

The proposed physical bridge connecting the south of the subcontinent with Sri Lanka being pre-positioned by India is a contentious item. The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mithripala Sirisena has opposed it, but it is supported by other ‘Sri Lankan’ Politicians. Many reasons why the bridge connection should never happen have been raised in the past.

The uncontrollable illegal or legal immigration, the smuggling of drugs, the smuggling of commodities, the destruction to the natural environment, the uncontrolled raping of the precious fisheries resources, that belong exclusively to Sri Lanka, by Indian fishermen utilising unsustainable and destructive drag net fishing methods, that the European Union deliberately and knowingly views through blinkered and shaded eyes.The bridge will provide the final permission for every Indian fishermen to exploit the Sri Lankan fish resource in what will be designated as a common water.Thank you to political naivety.

Then India may want to implement the Indo – Sri Lanka Federation, the grand plan visualised by Past President, the late Julius Jayawardena as recorded in the Ceylon National Congress and Nationalist Politics in Ceylon 1929 – 1950, Vol lV, Edited by Michael Roberts (1977) in page 2802, 149. “An Indo-Lanka Federation”, through the CEPA / ETCA, excluding the essential conditions he prayed for. This to some extent defines the need for a bridge that India and some ‘Sri Lankans’ want. While India will view “a land like no other” and its tremendous natural assets, its pure water and access to the extensive ocean resources with tremendous pride, millions of innocent Sri Lankans who have so far been kept in the dark will suddenly awake to being forced to spend sleepless nights languishing in an ‘Apaya’ over run by an unruly hoard. In fulfilling his dream one will sleep well, having achieved his goal.

The monsoon driven shifting sands will cause excessive siltation and erosion,increased a thousand fold, by the location of a permanent bridge across the straits. It will erode the fragile eco system on either side of the land mass destroying important and crucial breeding habitats.

In addition, logical erudite minds with hundreds of years of combined medical knowledge and expertise have raised fear of the re-introduction and transfer of deadly diseases, like Malaria, Tuberculosis & especially the virulent Dengue that has been re-introduced by the more recent visitors.

At present in excess of 20,000 workers from India live and work in Sri Lanka, and they may introduce other mutant strains that we have no immunity for. This uncontrolled disease borne influx along a bridge will completely destroy the fundamental research conducted by dedicated Sri Lankan medical officers who through decades of committed hard work have effectively eradicated many of these diseases from the island. Could the Sri Lanka government continue to fund the ever increasing cost of medical bills and the expertise and the infrastructure required to control this pandemic?

A suggestion has been made by members of the medical fraternity that every Indian and other visitors from infected countries arriving in Sri Lanka should be tested, to ensure that the possible introduction of deadly diseases is detected early and curtailed.

But some agencies like the tourism sector, only interested in their own profits, would protest against any pressure or interference brought on the arrivals. They need to count numbers 1000 persons paying $10 instead of 10 paying $1000. 10 paying $1000, OK, at least $150per day and a back packer contingent at $50 per day, is the only realistic way forward for sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, the present tourism concept that will introduce a brand based on counting numbers is what Sri Lanka chases. While the individual states of India, the Maldives, Malaysia, Bali, Indonesia and even Australia have branded their country product, Sri Lanka has still not done so. Forcing individual tour companies to separately brand themselves dilutingtheir effective marketingstrategy by the need toinclude their foreign owned or managed products in the package.

Tourism is an industry, as such, it should be judged on quality of the product and income generation. The proliferation of tourism products created around the island, and many of them are good. Unfortunately, a tourism product is not a hotel only, there is no infrastructure to maintain a uniform standard of quality service.

The tourism industry should be developed at least cost, to the natural resources and not at the exponential cost to all our unique cultural heritage and fragile environment, the cultural sites are over visited and Yala is a ‘zoo’. Why it is our bureaucracy is unable to and remains unaware of the holistic picture and does not consider the country or where Sri Lanka should be in 2050 as the goal? Certainly not a barren desert landscape with the cultural matrix, with food and water security ruined and totally depleted and the precious environment irretrievably devastated by unsustainable visitation? Leaving behind a few individuals with dollars in their pockets and a starving nation that will stone the buses.

Sri Lanka also lacks a national country vision, we have had several political visions introduced by every new entrant that hardly makes the five years of existence, all shrouded in a personal agenda. India has worked to a national vision since independence. Politicians come and go but the vision stays intact through the secretariat.

Do we suffer from such an inferiority complex that we are totally incompetent of achieving a strong Sri Lankan vision, our own vision, a vision that is devoid of foreign intervention, foreign propping up and or foreign help? The wealth of a country cannot be judged by a piece of paper sold on the stock exchange but only by its production. Remember those who invest would want more than their pound of flesh, returned in the shortest possible time. It is unfortunate that we have to enlist and depend on war criminals and highway robbers to help.

The west has failed, but we still run after it. Most western funding agencies want Asia to remain the factories forgoods manufactured cheaply. It will cost the west nothing to pay one dollar more for the products we produce, but their greed does not permit it. They want our quality goods produced even more cheaply to further enhance the exuberant life styles in the west. Sri Lanka should chart its own course based on its own capabilities, not on out-dated and hackneyed theories. We are proud to partake of the scraps that are discarded off the table and eagerly await to be applauded for our achievements. We forget that even the ‘Noble’ is founded on blood money. Never a question of Human rights?

India urgently desires the bridge connection and the economic agreements as it would be more advantageous to India and less to Sri Lanka. Every road India has built into a neighbouring country has been a one way street. This together with the continued and permanent interference in the affairs of the island by RAW, will prove to be the destruction of this proud island nation.

This decision to succumb to the wishes of India, Pakistan or others,requires a referendum as it will affect all Sri Lankans for ever and cannot be a unilateral decision by a couple of individuals. But will it?All decision should benefit Sri Lanka first. There are diverse opinions being voiced by different spokesmen, each claiming to beright. This would confuse the population, unless it is intentional. Should we not speak with a single voice, loud and clear, and at least refute the statements made by Indian and ‘Sri Lankan’politicians who may be playing to their own agenda.

The railway to Jaffna that the Indians took many years to build, replacing the original infrastructure systematically demolished by the LTTE, was recently reported, to be under a cloud due to various issues, now worsened with India’s lack of confidence in its own Indian manufactured rolling stock. Recently it was reported that India concluded a contract with GM to provide $ 1 Billion worth of rolling stock to carry forward the Indian railway system into the next couple of decades. This should be of even greater interest to Sri Lanka. The fact that the Indian produced infrastructure and stock is not up to even Indian standards is highlighted and confirmed in its rejection by the Department Sri Lankan Railways.

The railway line constructed by the Indians through Mannar Island does not endat the Thalaimannar station but goes beyond and has been raised sufficiently to marry into the possible future bridge head at Thalaimannar.

Did the Department of Sri Lanka Railways request the railway line to be taken further up to the beach head?Or was it a unilateral decision taken by the Indian Contractors keeping to the wishes of the Government of India to facilitate the plans of RAW who are working to a common agenda to destroy the island status of Sri Lanka?

The Sri Lanka government should have terminated the railway on the mainland and accessed the island by bus. This would have left the sea open to Sri Lankan Naval movement from north to the south and easy movement for other sea going craft as well.The introduction of a rail bridge between the mainland and the island of Mannar would block this?Or has this movement been adequately addressed.

It is crucial that Sri Lanka rethinks its stand and decides first for Sri Lanka only. If what is carried in the media is true. India is going to dictate and control, what we buy, who we buy it from, and how we should use it. We cannot even decide what is good for us. “Lankani ladi ho ghogarne wer,” Why the brides from Lanka for the men from Ghogar.If this is the way the mother-in-law behaves during the engagement, one wonders to what level she would stoop to, after the marriagein June. The killing of the Bride by the mother-in-law at the slightest provocation, is a common occurrence in most States in India and it is reported that the disease has spread to other parts of the world. The destruction of Sri Lanka and its traditional pivotal role at the centre of the Indian Ocean will involve other International players or ‘Halp Karayas’, as well. Please wake up my dear docile Sri Lanka, you and your progeny do not deserve this fate. This madness is not part of your karma.

The eagerness is obvious. From Hell to Paradise. Sri Lanka ‘a country like no other.’

War crimes probe will have foreign component PM reaffirms commitment to Geneva Resolution “This investigation should be internal and indigenous,” President Sirisena has told BBC

January 27th, 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the government hadn’t ruled out foreign involvement in the proposed war crimes investigation.

The PM said so in answer to a Channel 4 News query. Asked whether there wouldn’t be any foreign involvement as declared by President Maithripala Sirisena last week, Wickremesinghe said the President had not ruled it out.

President Sirisena has said that as the local judiciary was capable of handling the inquiry there was no need for a hybrid mechanism.

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In an interview with BBC Sinhala Service President Sirisena said last week: “I will never agree to international involvement in this matter …We have more than enough specialists, experts and knowledgeable people in our country to solve our internal issues …. This investigation should be internal and indigenous, without violating the laws of the country, and I believe in the judicial system and other relevant authorities in this regard.

The President said: “The international community need not worry about matters of state interest.”

The Prime Minister said: “We have not ruled it out and he [the President] has not ruled it out.”

Asked to confirm that there would be an international component, the PM said: “There, there are … yes …. We are standing by our commitment to the Geneva resolution.”

The four-party Tamil National Alliance and the UK-based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) have insisted on the full implementation of the Oct. 1, 2015 Geneva Resolution to set up a war crimes court with the participation of Commonwealth and other international judges and relevant foreign experts.

GTF spokesperson Suren Surendiran has told this newspaper that any move on the part of Sri Lanka to deviate from the Geneva resolution won’t be acceptable to the Tamil community.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe told Channel 4 News that the government would put together a mechanism for accountability and reconciliation by May. “I don’t think there is anything to be worried about. We are all people who fought for it. I put my neck out more than anyone else and by May all these doubts will go out.”

 

ශ්‍රීලනිපය දෙකඩ උනත් කරන්න දෙයක් නැහැ -ගෝඨාභය

January 27th, 2016
 22 ජනවාරි 2016 අවසාන වරට යාවත්කාලීන කළේ 18:03 GMT

ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී රටක ප්‍රබල විපක්‍ෂයක් තිබිය යුතු නමුත් අද එවැනි තත්වයක් නැති හෙයින් නව දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂයක් බිහි විය යුතුව ඇති බව හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ පවසයි.

‘ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂය දෙකඩ වුනත් කරන්න දෙයක් නැහැ. ඉතිහාසය කියන්නෙ ඒකයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය කියන්නේ නමක් පමණයි. රටක ජනතාවගේ අවශ්‍යතාව ගැන සිතීම ඊට වඩා වැදගත් කියන එකයි මම හිතන්නෙ.’ ඔහු එම ප්‍රකාශය කළේ බීබීසීයේ තිසර රතුවිතාන සමඟ විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවකට එක් වෙමින්.

‘බණ්ඩාරනායක මහත්තය, අපේ තාත්ත එදා අලුත් පක්ෂයක් බිහි කළා. එදා එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය දෙකට කැඩෙනවා කියල හිටියේ නැහැනේ.’ ඔහු වැඩිදුරටත් පැවසීය.

ඡන්දෙ ඉල්ලනවද?

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නව පක්ෂයක් බිහි වුවහොත් තමා දේශපාලනයට පිවිසෙන්නේ දැයි බීබීසීය විමසූ විට ඔහු සිනහ මුසුව දුන්නේ මෙවැනි පිළිතුරක්.

‘මට හිතෙනවා දේශපාලනයට පිවිසිය යුතුයි කියල.’ (හඬ පටය අමුණා ඇත.)

නව දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක් බිහි වේනම් එහි නායකත්වය භාර ගන්නා ලෙස තමන්ට ද ආරාධනා ලැබී ඇති බව ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මෙහිදී ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

අද රටේ සිටින්නේ ‘බොරුවට හදපු විරුද්ධ පක්‍ෂ නායකයෙක්’ බවයි ඔහු පවසන්නේ.

නායකයා කවුද?

‘ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී රටක ප්‍රබල විපක්ෂයක් තියෙන්න ඕනනෙ. ඒක අද නැති කරලා තියෙනවා. විරුද්ධ පක්‍ෂ නායකයාත් බොරුවට හදපු නායකයෙක් නෙ. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඇත්ත විරුද්ධ පක්ෂය ඒක නෙවෙයිනෙ. ඒක හින්ද අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම නව පක්‍ෂයක් බිහි වෙන්නට ඕන.’ හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයා පැවසීය.

බිහිවන නව පක්ෂයේ නායකයා මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා හෝ ඔහුගේ ආශීර්වාදය යටතේ වෙනත් නායකයෙකු හෝ විය හැකි බවයි ඔහු පවසන්නේ.

එය සන්ධානයක් වශයෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක විය හැකි බවද ඔහු ඉඟි කරයි.

ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් බන්ධනාගාර ගතවී සිටියත් උන් වහන්සේ ඇතැම් විට කටයුතු කළේ අක්‍රමිකතා දුෂණ ආදියට විරුද්ධව-අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහා නායක හිමියෝ- මේ ආණ්ඩුව බුද්ධ රක්ඛිතලා, සෝමාරාමලා ඇති කරන්නට ඉඩ දෙන්නේ නෑ-අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ.

January 27th, 2016

ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන්  බන්ධනාගාර ගතවී සිටියත් උන් වහන්සේ ඇතැම් විට කටයුතු කළේ අක්‍රමිකතා දුෂණ ආදියට විරුද්ධව බව ගලගම අත්ථදස්සි අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහා නායක හිමියෝ පැවසූහ.

ජාතික ඒකාබද්ධතා හා ප්‍රතිසංධාන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ඒ.එච්.එම්.ෆවුසි මහතා අද (27) පෙරවරුවේ අස්ගිරි මහනාහිමියන් බැහැ දැක ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගැනීමට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ දී උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව පැවැසුහ.

අපේ රටට යම් ව්‍යසනයක් විපතක් ගැටළුවක් ඇති වු විටක එයින් රට මුදා ගැනිම සදහා මහා සංඝයා පෙරමුණ ගත් බව ඉතිහාසය දෙස බැලිමේදි මනාව පැහැදිලි වෙනවා. රටේ ජාතික සමගිය ගොඩ නැගිමේ කාර්යයේදි ඒ ආකාරයෙන්ම මහ සංඝයාගේ ආශිර්වාදය හා මග පෙන්විම අතව්‍යශ සාධකයක් බවත් උන් වහන්සේ පැවසුහ.

අපේ බෞද්ධයින් කිසි දිනක අන්‍ය ආගමිකයින් බෞද්ධාගමට හරවා ගන්නට උත්සහ නොදැරුවත් සිංහල බෞද්ධයින්ට බලපැම් කර අන්‍ය ආගම් වලට බදවා ගන්නට උත්සහ දරනවා. එවන් දේ සිදු නොකළ යුතුයැයි මගේ හැඟීම බවත් ගව ඝාතනය වගේම එක් පිරිසක් රක්ෂිත වනාන්තර එළි කර ගම්මාන හදනවා. ඒවා නැවැත්විය යුතුයි. ඒවාට අපි විරුද්ධ බව දන්වා ඇතැයිද මහනාහිමියෝ පැවැසුහ.

 

‘මේ ආණ්ඩුව බුද්ධ රක්ඛිතලා, සෝමාරාමලා ඇති කරන්නට ඉඩ දෙන්නේ නෑ. සිවුරු පොරවා ගත් පිරිසක් අද හෝමාගම උසාවි භූමියේ කළහ කළා. ඔවුන් සැබෑ භික්ෂූන්දැයි සොයා බැලිය යුතුයි. ‘  මේ අතර අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී අද ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

‘‘ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමි උසාවියට අපහාස කළැයි කියන සිද්ධියක් මත අද රිමාන්ඩ් බාරයට පත් කළා. ඉන් පසුව උසාවිය අසල චීවර ධාරීන් පිරිසක් උසාවි භූමියට ඇතුළු වී කළබල කළා. එම සිද්ධිය ගැන වාර්තාවක් ලබා දෙන ලෙස පොලිසියට උපදෙස් දුන්නා. වාර්තා වැලුභු පසු එය මල්වතු මහා නාහිමියන් හා කෝටටේ මහා නාහිමියන්ට ලබා දෙනවා. 

නීතිය කාටත් එකයි.  මේවා දකිද්දි බෞද්ධයන් ලෙස අපට ලැජ්ජයි. විනය පිටකයක් තිබෙනවා. ඒ අනුව භික්ෂූන් කටයුතු කළ යුතුයි. නීතිය රැකිය යුතුයි.‘‘

බෞද්ධ භික්‍ෂූන් වහන්සේ නමක්‌ ලෙස ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියන් හෝමාගම මහෙස්‌ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයේදී කටයුතු කළ ආකාරය පිළිබඳ පූර්ණ පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ කර මල්වතු මහා නාහිමියන්ට සහ එහි කෝට්‌ටේ පාර්ශ්වයට වාර්තාවක්‌ ලබා දෙන ලෙස තමන් පොලිසියට උපදෙස්‌ දුන් බව අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා ඊයේ (26 දා) පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

පොලිසිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළේ මහෙස්‌ත්‍රාත්වරයාගේ නියෝගය මත බව කී අගමැතිවරයා රටේ නීතියක්‌ තිබෙන නිසා කාටත් එම නීතිය පොදු බවද කීවේය. හෝමාගම මහෙස්‌ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණ භූමියේ සිද්ධ වූ දේ ගැන බෞද්ධයකු ලෙස තමන් කනගාටුවටත්, ලැඡ්ජාවටත් පත්වූ බවද අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා කීවේය.

මේ ආණ්‌ඩුව කිසිම විටෙක සෝමාරාමලා, බුද්ධරක්‌තලා බිහි කරන්න ඉඩ දෙන්නේ නැහැ. එක්‌නැලිගොඩ මහත්මියට තර්ජනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් උසාවිය තීරණය කළා ඥානසාර හිමියන් රිමාන්ඩ් කරන්න. නීතිය කාටත් එකයි. අපි නීතියට ගරු කළ යුතුයි යෑයිද අගමැතිවරයා කීවේය.

“අද ඉතා අවාසනාවන්ත සිද්ධියක්‌ වුණා. පිරිසක්‌ උසාවිය අසලට ගිහින් උද්ඝෝෂණය කර තිබෙනවා. ඒ අතර සිවුරු ඇඳ ගත්තු පිරිසකුත් සිටි බවට තොරතුරු හෙළි වී තිබෙනවා… යෑයි ද අගමැතිවරයා කීවේය.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය අත්සන් කළ විදේශ ගිවිසුම් කිහිපයක්‌ පිළිබඳව විපක්‍ෂය ඉල්ලා සිටි සභාව කල් තැබීමේ විවාදයට එක්‌වෙමින් අගමැතිවරයා ඉහත ප්‍රකාශය කළේය.

Sinhalese told to engage in ‘reconciliation’ while India-West promote Eelam combining Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka

January 26th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

While foreign envoys and even clueless Sinhala politicians and Government officials are chirping reconciliation and drawing up reconciliation plans and proposals, the organizations that the GOSL recently de-proscribed have issued a joint statement commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Vaddukoddai Resolution passed on 14th May 1976 aiming to seek a separate homeland, nationhood and right to self-determination. The aim is obviously made crystal clear. We find ourselves in another soup. At one end we are being told to reconcile while the other party to the reconciliation is hell bent on realizing a goal that was locally set up in 1976 a carry forward from the original quest launched by Tamil Nadu in the early 1920s. There cannot be two homelands for the same ethnic group in two countries using the same arguments to seek self-determination. So with two fronts seeking separatism it raises eyebrows whether the greater Eelam is to be newly created drawing entire Tamil Nadu with Sri Lanka’s North and parts of East? If this is the plan what do our politicians, the general public and other stakeholders propose to do to counter or meet the challenges at hand?

Some facts

  • In 1916, Dr M. Nair and P. Theagaraya Chetty launched the South Indian Liberal Federation, also known as the Justice Party. Communal division between Brahmins and non-Brahmins had taken root in the presidency during the late 19th and early 20th century, mainly due to caste prejudices and disproportional representation of Brahmins in newly available government jobs
  • In 1918-19 Dr. T. M. Nair led a mission to England to speak in support of communal representations before a Joint Parliamentary Committee but was prohibited from speaking on the orders of Edwin Samuel Montagu, the Secretary of State for India
  • In December 1938, the Justice Party Convention passed a resolution stressing Tamil people’s right to a separate sovereign state, under the direct control of the Secretary of State for India in London.
  • In 1940, the South Indian Liberal Federation (Justice Party) passed a resolution demanding a sovereign state of Dravida Nadu. Justice Party, which came to power in the Madras Presidency in 1921.
  • Dravida Nadu a movement started in the 1940s against Brahamanism proposed a separate state demanded by Justice Party led by E. V. Ramasamy (known as Periyar was an atheist who first launched the Self-Respect Movement in 1925) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led by C. N. Annadurai for the speakers of the Dravidian languages in South Asia. (Initially it was meant for only Tamil speaking but later expanded to include majority Dravida speaking Indian states (Kerala, Andra Pradesh, Karnataka). However, only Tamil Nadu supported this quest.
  • Dravida Nadu Conference organized in 1939 by E V Ramasamy for a separate, sovereign and federal republic of Dravida Nadu.
  • E V Ranasamy’s argument for a Dravidstan was in keeping with Congress Party’s Provincial Committees formed on a linguistic basis in 1920
  • “Dravida Nadu for Dravidians” slogan launched on 17 December 1939 replacing “Tamil Nadu for Tamils” slogan launched in 1938 (launched to protest against Hindi being introduced to schools in Tamil Nadu).
  • In March 1942 Cripps Mission arrived from UK. Justice Party members met Sir Stafford Cripps placing before them the demand for a separate Dravidian natio Cripps, refused declaring that such a demand would be possible only through a resolution in the Madras legislature or through a general referendum
  • Justice Party renamed   Dravidar Kazhagam in September 1944
  • On 1 July 1947, the separatist Tamil leaders celebrated the “Dravida Nadu Secession Day”
  • On 13 July 1947, they passed a resolution in Tiruchirapallidemanding an independent Dravida Nadu. Three days later Mahatma Gandhi opposed the demand while Jinnah refused to be party to a separate Dravidastan.
  • “Dravida Nadu Separation State-Conference” held on October 14, 1947 in Cuddalore
  • By 1957 DMK, argued that Dravida Nadu was “not feasible” but used it as a political demand and arouse the emotions of the Tamil people.
  • In 1958 P. Raman, a Brahmin leader, who joined DMK was against Dravida Nadu and in 1960 decided to delete the demand of Dravida Nadu from the party programme after “Dravida Nadu Separation Day” led to arrests as the Indian Government felt the demand for a sovereign Tamil state would pose a threat of Balkanization to India,
  • However, Annadurai reiterated DMK’s demand for independence for Dravida Nadu in his maiden speech at the upper house of Indian parliament (Rajya Sabha) on 1 May 1962
  • In 1963 the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed to “prevent the fissiparous, secessionist tendency in the country engendered by regional and linguistic loyalties and to preserve the unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity” of India. DMK formally dropped the secessionist demand in 1963 but reasserted it would continue to address the issues. DMK leader Murasoli Maran declared “I am Tamil first but I am also an Indian. Both can exist together provided there is space for cultural nationalism.” While DMK’s Era Sezhiyan declared  it was impossible to continue to demand Dravida Nadu when the policy lacked support even in the Tamil-speaking areas, let alone Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam-speaking areas and Sezhiyan proposed greater autonomy for Tamil Nadu instead.
  • India’s 16th amendment is no different to the 6th amendment Sri Lanka passed for the very same reasons.
  • In the 1980s, a minor militant organisation called Tamil Nadu Liberation Armyrevived the demand for Dravida Nadu, when the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) was sent to Sri Lanka. When Indian Government banned the TNLA under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) on July 2, 2002, TNLA cadres renamed themselves as “Tamizhar Vidhuthalai Iyakkam”. The TNLA has close ties with the LTTE and if LTTE was a creation of India it raises eyebrows on the role India’s intelligence played in creating militant groups in the South of India extending to Sri Lanka. In 2014, 6 members of the TNLA were arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for their attempt to assassinate Union Minister Chidamabaram and Narayanswamy.
  • Since the late 19th century, the anti-Brahmin Tamil leaders had stated that the non-Brahmin Tamils were the original inhabitants of the Tamil-speaking region.
  • Tamil Nadu Tamils declare Hindi India as their oppressors while Tamil politicians in Sri Lanka declare Sinhalese as their oppressors. The Dravidian movement started with hatred for the Brahmins, similarly the ITAK/TNA & LTTE nursed the same against the Sinhalese. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW-gGb_u99o
  • Just as the proponents of Dravida Nadu are promoting a theory of Dravidian-speaking areas having a non-Brahmin polity and civilization which the Aryan conquest and Brahmin hegemony destroyed, the Tamil politicians and the LTTE were and are recreating history to support their quest.
  • The proponents of Dravida Nadu also sought to associate and amalgamate Tamil Islam within a supposedly more ancient Dravidian religion, which threatened the Islamic identity of Tamil Muslims, some of whom had earlier supported the demand for a sovereign Dravida Nadu movement. A fate Sri Lanka Muslims also find themselves.
  • If Britain played a role in helping form the Justice Party (South Indian Liberal Federation) wouldn’t the British have done the same to help Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi (Federal Party) from being formed in 1949 using imported Chelvanayagam?

The separatist quest in Sri Lanka

  • It was in 1949 that the Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi or Federal Party was created by S J V Chelvanayagam. http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/archive/01095/ITAK_constitution_1095830a.pdf
  • 1972 Prabakaran creates Tamil New Tigers. In 1975 he rechristens it as LTTE. His first killing was a Tamil Mayor – Alfred Duraiappah in 1975.
  • India’s training of Sri Lankan Militant groups is confirmed by American think tank Council for Foreign Relations. http://www.cfr.org/india/raw-indias-external-intelligence-agency/p17707
  • Chelvanayagam’s statement of 1975 ‘I wish to announce to my people and to the country that I consider the verdict at this election as a mandate that the Tamil Eelam Nation should exercise the sovereignty already vested in the Tamil people and become free’.
  • On 14 May 1976 the Vaddukoddai Resolution was signed unanimously by the TULF demanding a free, sovereign, secular, socialist state of Tamil Eelam combining North and East and referring in ‘Tamil speaking people’ (including Muslims). The convention called upon Tamil youth to come forward to throw themselves to fight for freedom and not flinch until Eelam was achieved. http://www.sangam.org/FB_HIST_DOCS/vaddukod.htm
  • The 1977 TULF election manifesto call was ‘Vote for the Tamil United Liberation Front; for the emancipation of the Tamil Nation; for the freedom of Tamil Eelam’
  • The demands during the Thimpu Talks in 1985 were lity
  1. To recognize Tamils of Sri Lanka as a distinct nationality
  2. To recognize the identified Tamil Homeland and guarantee its territorial integrity
  3. To recognize the inalienable right of self-determination of the Tamil nation.
  4. To recognize the right to full citizenship and other fundamental democratic rights of all Tamils who look upon the island as their country.

http://www.tamilguardian.com/files/File/ICET/15_01_2016_ICET_TGTE_TYO_joint_statement_english.pdf

We extend out heartiest thai thirunaal greetings to all!

We have entered the 40th year since the people of Tamil Eelam proclaimed to the world their deeply held political aspirations through the Vaddukoddai Resolution in 1976, based on the principles of homeland, nationhood and the right to self-determination. The essence of the Resolution declared on 14 May 1976 under the leadership of the late S.J.V Chelvanayagam was the enunciation by Tamils that, in view of their long maligned experiences, they could no longer live under the hegemonic rule of a Sinhala Buddhist State. In the subsequent General Elections of 1977, the Tamil people gave a clear mandate for the Resolution by electing all candidates who stood behind it. That mandate by the people lives in their spirit forty years on.

The introduction of the draconian Sixth Amendment to the Constitution in 1983, which denied people their freedom of expression and criminalised the advocacy of a separate state of Tamil Eelam, has removed today the political space for Tamils to express their true political aspirations. However, through exercising the inherent right of all Nations to self-determination according to universal law, Eelam Tamils continue to claim their right to self-rule.

Despite the efforts of Sri Lanka and its apparatus of state terrorism through the genocidal war unleashed in Mullivaaikaal to suppress the Tamil people’s thirst for freedom, Tamils the world over continue to breathe the thoughts and dreams of a free Tamil Eelam. The events of Mullivaaikaal have only reaffirmed how unfeasible it is for the Tamil people to exist within a Sinhala Buddhist State structure. 

It is not an accident that there is convergence in the efforts of the Sinhala rulers to convert their military wins claimed through a war into political capital, and the attention paid by international State actors in consolidating the regime change in Sri Lanka built according to their own interests.   It is also remarkable that this year marks a confrontation between the 40th anniversary of the Vaddukoddai Resolution which is an expression of the political aspirations of the Eelam Tamil people, and the efforts of the Sinhala rulers to address the constitution itself in the name of solving the Tamil National question. Meanwhile, Tamils in the homeland have their everyday existence curtailed by the heavy military presence, and the space for expression of their political aspirations completely denied under the Sixth Amendment.

Under these circumstances, prudence dictates that we emphasise the significance of holding a UN supervised referendum for Eelam Tamils to express their political aspirations; and we, as Tamils in the homeland, the Diaspora, Tamil Nadu and indeed as World Tamils, come together to take on strategic action that is mutually reinforcing our political work.

It is with this in mind that the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, the International Council of Eelam Tamils and the International Tamil Youth Organisation have chosen to work together on projects which shall bolster the Vaddukoddai Resolution in this 40th anniversary year, and take it forward in all its dimensions with vigour towards our political goals. As a unified expression of the immense significance of this the 40th year of the Vaddukoddai Resolution, we have designed a special logo that shall be adopted by us all.

With solidarity and fellowship, we call upon all Tamil organisations and movements founded on the principles of the Vaddukoddai Resolution to come forward and work together on this momentous occasion.

Thirst of all Tamils is Tamil Eelam!

Signed by : Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam / International Tamil Youth Organization / International Council of Eelam Tamils

Where are we heading? 

From 1920s in Tamil Nadu to the 1940s in Sri Lanka and beyond to the present we see a political quest for a Dravidstan – a homeland for the Tamil people who account for 76million worldwide population. Fanning this aspiration is none other than the British who have through the Church, NGOs and even diplomatically enticed minority political groups to make demands under their very successful ‘divide and rule’ policy.

While one lot of people are demanding separatism, the solution has been to make only one side play ‘reconciliation’ turning the whole scenario to an ugly joke. While the Tamil political leadership and the Tamil militants have been steadfast in their quest and not budging the Sinhala political leaders have been playing ‘here we go round the mulberry bush’ all these years not putting their cards properly on the table on what is negotiable and what is non-negotiable.

How can there be any reconciliation when the quest for a separate nation is very clearly established as the aims and objectives for which even foreign support has been obtained? If the ideology has not changed except being passed on from one group to another where are we going with these compromises and reconciliation bogeys and to what extent will this damage be fortified by changing the constitution to give in to the demands of the separatist seekers who are playing the wolf putting the ‘we want only autonomy in a united Sri Lanka’ card when legally their constitutions seek something far more dangerous.

What role does the West play in all of this?

At the root of all problems is the British having invaded 90% of the world using the divide and rule policy to break communities apart, manufacture trouble, induce people to fight and advance military equipment to engage in never ending warfare enabling the West to use their NGOs, envoys, trade, missionaries to advance their agendas. The West having ruined South America, presently ruining Africa and Middle East, caused troubles in selected European states and now turning their evil eye on Asia, it is rather unfortunate that India and Japan having suffered under the West have chosen to align with these very countries as their partner.

The compromise formula mooted by the Tamil politicians is a fictitious offer of replacing a separate nation with autonomy within a united Sri Lanka. While promoting this notion, they are also using their foreign connections to lobby the Sinhala leaders to tweak the new constitution to subtly remove the unitary framework of the new constitution whereby it would be easier to eventually demand ‘separatism’ which is in their party constitution’s under aims and objectives which the Sinhala leaders have ignored to take action against. For the irresponsible actions of the Sinhala politicians, Sri Lanka is likely to have a divided nation and the drafters and promoters are likely to take the next flight out of the island escaping all accountability.

What are our leaders walking into by their sheer ignorance of the dangers at hand camouflaged by their selfish self-centred hunger to somehow remain in power enjoying the perks and privileges of office and not caring what happens to the country or its people.

Then again, if it is only the Tamil politicians in Tamil Nadu and the Tamil politicians in Sri Lanka and elements of the Diaspora Tamils who wish a separate state, can any nation please give some space in their territory for them to raise their Eelam flag and live because the Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslims have been living very happily and it is only the politicians who are fanning trouble every year.

Shenali D Waduge

 

 


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