For Colombian, living is to exist absolutely for the other; where does Colombian false superiority rely on? (EPITAPH OF A COLONIZED Part 3)
Posted on November 3rd, 2011

Geethanjana Kudaligamage

The basic principle of the life of colonized Colombian is that it implies that living is to exist absolutely for the other.

For the colonized Colombian, living is an act of performance, a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”role playƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ based on a given script. Playing a role also implies the existence of an audience. He imitates a given role expecting someone else in the audience to observe him performing it. He also expects this audience to assess his performance because his actions are contingent to the approval of someone outside to him. If his performance is close to his role-model, the ideal human, the gentleman, then he assumes he is successful in his life. His model human is an imaginary being, but a prototypical construct of his cultural learning mixed with his fantasy. And it is fluid and could be transformed into a different thing at any moment, not by him but by the true owners of it. He doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have the freedom to change his role since it is not his own one. He lives in utter despair. How can he change this role when he doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t know anything about the fundamental principles of the origin of it?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The fundamental reality of any given lifestyle is not fashioned solely by whims and fancies of communities, but by manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s unceasing interaction and struggle with the nature and his living environment. Living environment precedes the culture. It is the fundamental fact of any given lifestyle of any species. Of course whims and fancies may come later. Lifestyle or way of life has an element of geography and climate in its very essence. That is the reason why northern man who lives in arctic conditions wears a thicker bundle of cloths whereas the man in the south wearing thinner layers of cloth. IsnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t that a part of life styles of these two different men coming from completely different geographical and climatic conditions? Man of northern hemisphere lives in eternal anxiety of his hostile climate and geography. He has to wear thick clothing otherwise he will cease to exist. He cannot freely use his hands even to eat, cannot use water to clean his body. It seems Colombian does not understand this reality. His blind faith makes him to believe that thick bundle of cloth is a sign of civility.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Cultural fanaticism is evident in everywhere when people lose commonsense to understand the relationship between man and his natural environment. For instance, I have seen Indian ladies struggling to cope with cold climate of northern hemisphere with their traditional costume of saries. They do not understand that the costume is a part of manƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s evolution. It was not only his physics evolved through the ages, but also his tools, his costumes, his cultural practices with all other aspects evolved together with him to make the man to be what he is today. In that sense, the native who imitates the lifestyle of north in the south is as miserable as he who tries to maintain the lifestyle of south in arctic conditions of the north.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ All what congenitally idiotic Colombian can do is to imitate his master. So he has to be vigilant at all times to catch-up and update the imminent changes that might come along. So he lives in perpetual anxiety without knowing his fate. He is suspicious of his performance, because he knows he is vulnerable to make errors. But he is not sure of the perfection of his cultural practices since he doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have the right to judge it. So he becomes dependent to judgment of someone else. He thinks whatever the circumstance, he cannot make errors. The reason is because his cultural eminence directly related to his accuracy of performing western culture. If he makes errors he thinks his social prestige will be doomed. Therefore he is not living for himself. He is the absolute nothingness, floating piece of trash, nonexistent and nonbeing. There is no substance or anything solid in Colombian life. His life is not even worth of morning saliva of an authentic native. But he thinks otherwise.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ When living becomes a role play, basic essence of life will be disappeared. It is an awful experience. Such life is not relaxed at all, and there is no freedom in it. He lives in perpetual fear. The sense of uncertainty takes away the kernel of the life of the colonized. He remains in eternal sorrow. His only hope is to get recognition from his god, the master, the gentleman. So he tries very hard to prove the richness of his thought, the equal value of his intellect to his hero, the gentleman. He ends up in misery.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Double faced Colombian ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”otherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢

Subjectivity of the Colonized elite in Colombo is a weird mental condition that causes a complex social function in the colony. On the one hand, Colombian himself is the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”otherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of his colonial master; but he swindles his life reality at the expense of the native on the other hand. In the larger global picture, Colombian cannot deny his subaltern status in the cultural hierarchy that is dominated by his colonial master. That is to say that the Colombian is the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”otherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of his European master. But in the colony, he relocates his ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”othernessƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ upon the gullible native while falsely claiming ownership to the white superiority/civility. He forcefully enforces white supremacist theory upon the native even in the post-colonial society. The reason is because he becomes nobody in the absence of this despicable theory.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ But in reality, he doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t own white supremacy (if there is any) but only he imitates it. Nonetheless still he assigns his fellow native as his ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”otherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ creating entirely new cultural hierarchy for the local replacing him on the top. Having nothing to do with this gambit, poor native has been forced to live in the margin of his own native land as an outsider. The native never became the other of the colonial master, but he was the resistant therefore he remained in the margin throughout the colonial history. It was the Colombian who became the other and the succor of the master. Therefore Colombian has no right whatsoever to drag the native into his political drama here. But he does it very shrewdly. IƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ll come to that later.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Is there anyway can the native reclaim the ownership of this land, if the native has no place in the socio-political, economic and cultural decision making in the top level of the ex-colony, which is in the hands of culturally deviated Colombians? Yes there is a way out. Let me tell it at the end.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Although the native is not a part of this pathetic sociological ploy of the Colombian, still the Colombian drags the native to victimize him in this social tragedy. Colombian holds the political power, so they set cultural and socio-political standards. They even rewrite the history of the native; rewriting to portray the Colombian as the hero of our time. The native has been represented to the world through the eyes and voice of Colombian. Native can say nothing about himself. He is kept muted. His political aspirations are unheard and marginalized. Their aspirations are even removed from the agendas of contemporary political discourse. The entire political culture has been hijacked by this minority group who has very little to share with the native culture and their aspirations. What a sorry plight of the native?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Colombian, the dead moon

Even in the post-colonial condition, still Colombian desires a strong presence of his master in the socio cultural atmosphere of the ex-colony. The reason for this intimacy of the Colombian to his master is clear. By having his masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s presence overshadowing the entire cultural life of the ex-colony, Colombian desires to gain reflective socio-cultural significance illuminating his own persona within the society of the ex- colony; just like a dead moon that doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t possess its own light waves, still desires to shine only in the presence of another star and then to undesirably claiming for the glory. What a dumb ass the Colombian is?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In ex-colony, in the absence of the colonial master, cultural hierarchy has shifted to a different level. Here at this point Colombian becomes Janus faced. Due to his continual bondage with traditional colonial master, the colonized Colombian knows that he can never claim for the fully pledged mastership even in the colony. So he still performs the role of the slave when he deals with his traditional colonial master. But in the post-colonial setting, where in the absence of his master, he develops another face. He becomes the substitute of white mastership. In Sinhala language there is a famous proverb which says ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ¢¢”š¬…¡ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚½ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚­ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚´ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§, ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·’ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚§ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚ºƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚± ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚¶ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ¢¢”š¬…¾ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚¶ƒ”š‚±ƒÆ’‚ ƒ”š‚·ƒ…‚¡.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ I think this proverb well suit to explain the tragic mental abnormality of the Colombian; the con-artist who doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have a soul, living a borrowed life in perpetual nervousness tries to be somebody by performing a role play.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Although he himself is the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”otherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ in his masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s universe, still Colombian considers the native as his ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”other.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ In other words, if we adopt this situation to HegelƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s master-slave dichotomy, Colombian plays both the roles of Master and the slave at once in the ex-colony. The Colombian, act like a slave when he turns toward English master, but all of a sudden he jumps into masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s superiority when he turns toward the native. But this fake cultural supremacy of the Colombian is heavily depending on western theory which elevates the European man and his culture into the zenith of the global culture theoretically establishing white supremacy that Colombian trying to affiliate with. IsnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t this funny? IsnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t this explains that the Colombian is a seriously mentally sick person?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”master slave dichotomyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of Hegel, master gains his supremacy only by his dialectical relationship with the slave. Slave is a slave in every aspect of its meaning for the master and the slave in HegelƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s argument. But Colombian claims masterly/godly veneration from the native just by pickpocketing the nativeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s submission without even nativeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s consent. The native doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t even know that Colombian has assigned him to be the slave of Colombian through his attempt of substituting masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s position (by Colombian) in the ex-colony. The eventuality of this is that Colombian expects the native to endorse the masterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s theory according to which, in the absence of the white master, apparently Colombian substitute the master by rearticulating the entire theory. When this ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”domestic slaveƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ Colombian proclaims to be the master, his previously held slave position becomes vacant. Knowing this reality very well, Colombian tries to drag the native into his previously held slave position through the back door by theoretical compromise with the native. Without a dialectical ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”other,ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ Colombian superiority cannot exist and Colombian knows it. In other words, Colombian superiority can exist only inasmuch the native accepts this reconditioned secondhand theory of white supremacy that the Colombian has been self-assigned to safeguard. How long this reality can exist and how long native is going to endorse this theory?ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Although native doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t know it, Colombian is well aware of the fact that his position is vulnerable to collapse at any given time. His party politics and voting pattern and his political history attests to the fact of his awareness of this vulnerability. He is dead against empowering the native and opposes to any deviation of depending on the west; economically, socially and culturally. This reveals his awareness of the relationship of these aspects with his survival. For instance, why Colombians went against universal franchise when it was originally introduced to entire population? Why they are dead against Sinhala language gaining its due position? Why do they promote globalization while undermining rural economy of Sri Lanka by tacit manipulations and intruding into policy planning circles in the administration? Why they wanted to stop teaching history in schools and undermined native language education? Why they plotting to destroy paddy cultivation, isnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t that because paddy cultivation and its related practices and rituals hides a lot of secrets about native history and culture?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The entire colonial and post colonial economic policy has been directed to enslave the native and shackle him into the colonially inherited commercial agricultural sector dependent on plantocracy of the ex-colony. Rural economy of Sri Lanka has been kept under the check of Colombian policy planners by not providing economic and commercial opportunities for the rural populations. The entire objective of these policies is to keep the native away from progress and to nail him in continual poverty. That is the only way Colombian envisions to sway his authority upon the natives; to keep his political and economic power in solid grip. To tell the least, under Colombian democracy, none of the natives who donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have enough wealth to spend in the entire district can never take part in any elections under this preferential vote drivenproportional representation system in SL. Those days, any eminent person of a village could contest and win a seat in the parliament from their respective electorates. But not anymore. That is how old fox JR kept the native in the bay; because he knew that only Colombian and their rural lackeys can afford to politics in future with this system in SL. But still all successive governments maintain the Colombian election policy unabated.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Due to the fear of native, it is pretty evident that Colombian suffers from acute mental disorder of split-personality. A weird despair called ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Runil-SyndromƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ begins to grow in his heartƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” a cold blooded, impotent desperation that can destroy anything stands in his way. He never sees that his despair is a making of his English master. Instead he blames the native for all his failures. He blames the native of his state of limbo in his lost dream of casting his perpetual ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”othernessƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ aside. He knows that he is not here or there, but nowhere. He sees the native as the culprit of his lost dream. In turn, he begins to destroy the native. Indo-Lanka accord and the CFA are the best examples.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ A single observation will tell it all, who were the advocates of Indo Lanka award and CFA? All ware Anglophone Colombians. Who are the NGOs? All are Anglophone Colombians. Who were the promoters of LTTE terrorism portraying them as freedom fighters, knowing very well these terrorists were the making of European master and their objective was to destroy the entire nation? They all were Anglophone Colombians and their rural lackeys. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Now my question is how if these theories of superiority of western culture that Colombian falsely claiming to share the ownership of is being condemned, denied and outright discarded by the native? What will happen to the Colombian then? The immediate result will be that the Colombian becomes the outsider, the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”OtherƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of both his master and the native. He becomes the stranger. Now in this new trajectory, the veneer is removed and naked reality is exposed. The native then can realize how weird to see Colombian becoming his ruler, ruling his land.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Colombian has become the antecedent of colonial political and cultural oppression. This reality is true for the entire cultural life of the colonized; the soulless cultural bastard, the floating flatulence left behind by the white master polluting the air in the entire ex-colony. Although Colombian never confused kitchen with chicken, still he futilely tries to portray his utterly disgraceful dogness as god+ness to the native. All what native at this point has to do to counter this ideological wickedness of the Colombian is to show his middle finger. That will be his ultimate philosophical response to him. Native doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have to argue with Colombian, just showing the middle finger firmly will do the job; thatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s it. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ By removing all supporting pillars that elevates Colombian into superior state, I intend to remove this disgraceful ideological structure and its wicked theoretical structure of Colombian superiority one by one. By destroying this ideology of superiority of western culture and its Colombian version, I intend to uncover the pathetic state of the colonized Anglophone class of Colombo, and again to elevate and empower the native consciousness in future articles.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

17 Responses to “For Colombian, living is to exist absolutely for the other; where does Colombian false superiority rely on? (EPITAPH OF A COLONIZED Part 3)”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Today Colombians are going through an identity crisis. Colombian culture is fast becoming Tamil Nadu culture. The old colonial Colombian is taking a beating from Tamil Nadu and Pakistan cultural invasion. It is a good lesson to Colombians. The fallout will be lovely which can be capitalised by nationalist forces to create a self destructive explosion from within the Colombian society.

  2. Raju Says:

    Well written. These Colombians are another curse on the nation and this segment perfectly highlights why:

    ” He forcefully enforces white supremacist theory upon the native even in the post-colonial society. The reason is because he becomes nobody in the absence of this despicable theory.”

    They (try to) crush the truly nationalistic movements and individuals with mockery and “superiority” more out of their own fears for they would be nobodies if not for their white masters. Colombians are anti-nationalistic because all they have has been “earned” through treachery and “hands on knees” mentality to the white man, who and what they are is built on this behaviour of slavery –for them history begins in 1797. Worst of all for the Colombians is see their white masters hammered and exposed for what they truly are –corrupt, vile, savages driven by greed, racism and domination of others- which thus means to the Colombian that they themselves as just as hollow as their idols they follow so devoutly. So naturally anything against their masters must be crushed for it is not done so then the Colombian too has to face the reality of accepting he/she is also hollowness of nothing. The truth is something painful and like their masters they must continue to live off lies, deceit and illusions of being “superior” when they are not.

  3. Raju Says:

    The UNP leadership, the Christian extremist cult of the SundayLeader, Chandrika and the NGO circuit are the prized crop of the Colombian “society”. They of course consider themselves Sri Lanka’s “elite”, the “chattering classes”. However something has caused a major strife for them and that is that they under the Rajapakse Government they have become a pseudo-elite. Their “opinions” and “importance” on matters is tossed in the bin where it rightfully belongs.

    They have no influence or say in Sri Lanka’s affairs under Rajapakses as the Rajapakse clan are no Colombians and with no UNP/Colombian at the helms of power no one is around to give a damn for their worthless opinions and to fulfil their aspirations (crushing the Sinhala masses and funnelling money into their pockets). This has caused a deep frustration and sense of greater resentment amongst their ranks. Hence their desperation to over through this Government and get rid of the Rajapakse “rascals” (as CBK put it). Colombians are people capable of waxing eloquently and giving great speeches (like JR and SWRD) in their British accents and “wonder talk”, but when it comes to the actual matter of leadership they are useless and corrupt to the core –robbing all they can and leaving a mess behind.

    So desperate are they to get their tentacles on the seats of power (from which they fund their bogus businesses and fraudulent luxury lives built on the suffering of the masses) that they non-stop beg their masters in the West on how to “deal” with the Rajapakses (which in itself shows how incompetent Colombians are -slight bit of trouble and they run to the West for “help”). Thus far even they too have failed and so the frustrations and anger of the Colombians has only increased several fold.

    Best of all when these people of “high importance”, who brag about being “truly British on the inside” try to migrate and live in the West, particularly Britain, they are treated like the scum they are; barred from the elitist circles, board rooms and centres of power where the white elites chat way and plot and plan. The Colombians who try to enter with big smiles are given an odd look by their “like minded” “special people” of white skin in return, mistaken for the toilet cleaners at the venue or the catering service (such is after all the Colombians ancestry back “in the colony” so you cannot blame the white elites for their humble mistake). Shocked and humiliated these people programmed from birth not to have any ill will or negatives about their masters except worship and praise, quietly run back to Sri Lanka to bask in glory of being a “somebody”. But WAIT! No not anymore is this the case even in Sri Lanka so long as the Rajapakse rascals are around. The Colombians are treated like dirt in the corridors of power in Sri Lanka and out of it, but their bogus pride and arrogance won’t let them accept that. For realising such thing will slap in their faces the harshness of being nothing but nobodies who have no real place of belonging exist the bin of history. It is simply too much of pain for them, hard to believe they are such “sensitive” characters. Hence why today they are now a lost bunch suffering an identity crisis (as pointed out by Lorenzo).

    Hopefully this crisis will lead to further disaster and destruction of this Colombian curse that has caused so much suffering for the people of this country. After all these Colombians are the sons and daughters of willing traitors that sold out country and people out to the white man for crumps falling from the plate.

  4. Raju Says:

    The UNP leadership, the Christian extremist cult of the SundayLeader, Chandrika and the NGO circuit are the prized crop of the Colombian “society”. They of course consider themselves Sri Lanka’s “elite”, the “chattering classes”. However something has caused major strife for them and that is under the Rajapakse Government they have become a pseudo-elite. Their “opinions” and “importance” on matters is tossed in the bin where it rightfully belongs.

    They have no influence or say in Sri Lanka’s affairs under the Rajapakses as the Rajapakse clan are no Colombians and with no UNP/Colombian at the helms of power no one is around to give a damn for their worthless opinions and to fulfil their aspirations (crushing the Sinhala masses and funnelling money into their pockets). This has caused a deep frustration and sense of greater resentment amongst their ranks. Hence their desperation to overthrow this Government and get rid of the Rajapakse “rascals” (as CBK put it). Colombians are people capable of waxing eloquently and giving great speeches (like JR and SWRD) in their British accents and “wonder talk”, but when it comes to the actual matter of leadership they are useless and corrupt to the core –robbing all they can and leaving a mess behind.

    So desperate are they to get their tentacles on the seats of power (from which they fund their bogus businesses and fraudulent luxury lives built on the suffering of the masses) that they non-stop beg their masters in the West on how to “deal” with the Rajapakses (which in itself shows how incompetent Colombians are –a slight bit of trouble and they run to the West for “help”). Thus far even they too have failed and so the frustrations and anger of the Colombians has only increased several fold.

    Best of all when these people of “high importance”, who brag about being “truly British on the inside” try to migrate and live in the West, particularly Britain, they are treated like the scum they are; barred from the elitist circles, board rooms and centres of power where the white elites chat way and plot and plan. The Colombians who try to enter with big smiles are given an odd look by their “like minded” “special people” of white skin, mistaken for the toilet cleaners at the venue or the catering service (such is after all the Colombians ancestry back “in the colony” so you cannot blame the white elites for their humble mistake). Shocked and humiliated these people programmed from birth not to have any ill will or negatives about their masters except worship and praise, quietly run back to Sri Lanka to bask in glory of being a “somebody”. But WAIT! No not anymore is this the case even in Sri Lanka so long as the Rajapakse rascals are around. The Colombians are treated like dirt in the corridors of power in Sri Lanka and out of it, but their bogus pride and arrogance won’t let them accept that. For realising such thing will slap in their faces the harshness of being nothing but nobodies who have no real place of belonging except the bin of history.

    It is simply too much of pain for them -hard to believe they are such “sensitive” characters. Hence why today they are now a lost bunch suffering an identity crisis (as pointed out by Lorenzo).

    Hopefully this crisis will lead to further disaster and destruction of this Colombian curse that has caused so much suffering for the people of this country. After all these Colombians are the sons and daughters of willing traitors that sold our country and people out to the white man for crumps falling from the plate.

  5. mjaya Says:

    Colombians are indeed a culturally bastard people who have no other option but to desperately cling on to the long dead colonial way of life.

    Of course the old Colombians are fast dying out. Most of them who are educated from International Schools end up migrating because they can hardly integrate into Sri Lankan society let alone walk on a street or travel on a bus or train without feeling out of place.

    The problem is with “pseudo Colombians” who are people from rural Sri Lanka who make it into schools like Royal College or Visaka Vidyalaya from the Year 5 Scholarship. Once they get in, they end up worse than Colombians.

  6. Sri Rohana Says:

    Colombian people are from a nation in South America called Colombia.
    (Ref: WikipediA)

    Colombians are a native or inhabitant of Colombia.
    (Ref Collins Dictionary)

    I guess the author have not targeted the South American nation of Colombia.

    It is about the residents of Colombo/Colomba city limits. If so they are either Colombons or Colombans. I more prefer to call them as Colombans.

  7. Marco Says:

    Raju-
    I guess from your comment(s) you dont like Colombians then?

    Thats tough!

    Colombians however own and/or control 80% of the wealth of the country. (Source: HSBC- Private Banking & Wealth Management Research)

  8. Dham Says:

    Raju,
    you commented,
    Colombians are people capable of waxing eloquently and giving great speeches (like JR and SWRD) in their British accents and “wonder talk”, but when it comes to the actual matter of leadership they are useless and corrupt to the core –robbing all they can and leaving a mess behind.¨

    Is Sangakkara a Colombian ? I do not think so. SWRD is not a Colombian and corrupt. Corruption came later.

  9. Dham Says:

    Sri Rohana ,
    I agree. Colombians is a stupid term. Like Sri Lankians.

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    We hope all sectors of society here contribute to our Development & Growth, including the ‘Colombans’. We think all Sri Lankans have something to offer Lanka, to make all those who are loyal to this land & its People feel safe and happy. History has happened and finished, and all Colonists have gone home, leaving behind some good & bad.

    * It is Ethnic based Party Politics that stink, and running abroad to complain about local issues, without offering ideas on how to improve matter here.

    * Also, what is not acceptable is the feelings of superiority & snootiness that some Colombans seem to exude. That’s what is galling to the rest of society here, isn’t it ?.
    – A little Heartfelt compassion from the ‘Snooty Colombans’ toward the rest of society here would be welcome.
    – ‘Snoots’ can convert to Philanthropists and be gladly accepted by society here.

    Thanks to Geeth for airing local grievances !
    – A little down to earth humbleness can improve ‘Snoots’ greatly, and they can gain acceptance again. Reality check for ‘Snooty Colombans’ – after all, we all die when the breath stops, and it’s dust to dust after that !

  11. Raju Says:

    Marco Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 3:52 am
    “Raju-
    I guess from your comment(s) you dont like Colombians then?”

    LOL! Surprise surprise here’s one quick into the defence while also trying to gloat about their “superior” “abilities”. Hikz.

    Dham Says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 7:49 am
    “Is Sangakkara a Colombian ?”

    Aney paw! Did I upset you? Please do explain what has Sangakarra got to do with this? I did not realise he was a Prime Minister/President of Sri Lanka. Silly Dham. I forget how speaking “good english” is a sign of “superiority” for those who gush away at such people. Hikz.

  12. Fran Diaz Says:

    We hope all sectors of society here contribute to our Development & Growth, including the ‘Colombans’. We think all Sri Lankans have something to offer Lanka, to make all those who are loyal to this land & its People feel safe and happy. History has happened and finished, and all Colonists have gone home, leaving behind some good & bad.

    * It is Ethnic based Party Politics that stink, and running abroad to complain about local issues, without offering ideas on how to improve matter here.

    * Also, what is not acceptable is the feelings of superiority & snootiness that some Colombans seem to exude. That’s what is galling to the rest of society here, isn’t it ?.
    – A little Heartfelt compassion from the ‘Snooty Colombans’ toward the rest of society here would be welcome.
    – ‘Snoots’ can convert to Philanthropists and be gladly accepted by society here.

    – A little down to earth humbleness can improve ‘Snoots’ greatly, and they can gain acceptance again. Reality check for ‘Snooty Colombans’ – after all, we all die when the breath stops, and it’s dust to dust after that !

    Thanks to Geeth for airing local grievances !

  13. natha Says:

    @Sri Rohana,
    You’re correct, it could be Colomban. But the composition of the word Colombian also has its logical linguistic conformity. See Anandian, Nalandian. However although the English dictionaries do not contain the meaning of Colombian associating with Colombo, eventually it will happen. I think we do not have to worry about that part. As far as Lankaweb readers know who this Colombian is, there is no problem.

    @Fran,
    I remember this author once, long time ago explained that Colombians are not only Sinhalese. But it could be any race sucking up into colonial systems, maintaining superior mentality to suppress ordinary masses. It is up to Colombians to correct their failures. But I think they wouldn’t do it if they were not cornered to the wall to do it. Their history is very bad Fran. Who destroyed Anagarika Dharmapala?

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    natha : As far as I know this is what happened: Anagarika Dharmapala was in India at the time of the 1915 so called Muslim/Sinhala uprising – which seems to me a yet another trumped up, pre-arranged uprising, like the 1983 Riots. The British governor in (the then) Ceylon at that time, Gov Chalmers, put the blame on the Colombo Sinhala/Buddhist leadership, and arrested all the heads of leading families, including D.S. Senanayake etc. The Anagarika too was arrested in Bagalore (I think) accused as part of a plot against the Brits. India was under British rule and they had sway over the matters there too. He was treated badly in prison, and his spirit broke at the shoddy treatment meted out to him. Anyway, after he returned to Sri Lanka later, by then all the leading lights of the Sinhala/Buddhists were well and truly crushed, particularly with the death of young Wm.Pedris, who was a Captain in the British Army then, excelling in horsemanship & firearms, yet executed as party to the Muslim/Sinhala uprising.

    Lessons from this past story is :
    * never to be ruled by any Colonists, or allow sections of society to crush us into neo-slavery.
    * Put Laws in place wherever there is danger of uprisings happening, even in such simple matters such as Noise Pollution.
    * That this land guided by Democratic ideals, which are synonymous with the Dasa Raja Dharma.

    And many more such problems should be addressed before it is too late to do so, such as to give top priority to Youth Education/Training & Employment/Self Employment. PREVENTIVE CARE in governance, as in medicine is the best way to go !

  15. Marco Says:

    Fran,
    Perhaps you like to share with us which part of the above article written by GK deals with “local” grievances.

    Is this a pent up frustrations against people who refused to and/or ignored his artistic talents?

  16. geoff Says:

    The word Colombian is the correct one.

    Colombians are notorious for being criminal, drug related and corruption driven. That is common to Colombians in Sri Lanka too.

    @Marco,

    Nowhere there is mentioning that Colombians (the “sankara” crowd) control 80% of Sri Lankan wealth. Anyway it is become increasing difficult for them to live in Sri Lanka and they leave the country in tens of thousands. They don’t have a country. Though they pretend like suddas, real suddas don’t mingle with them! That is why they don’t have a country and join with others who don’t have a country.

  17. Fran Diaz Says:

    Marco: Colombians or Colombans are a local grievance. People abroad are not bothered about them. . Geeth has many talents, and I appreciate them all.

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