Sinhala people always gave into others, allowing others to profit from what really belongs to them.
Posted on January 19th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera

Sinhala people has always given into others and accommodated them through their inherent kindness, fair play and  sense of justice.  Today they are the ones that suffer most.  The English  Colonialists came to power sitting on the back of the Sinhala people, and once in power they dropped them, taking into confidence the Tamils and the Moors brought from abroad. 

If a Sinhala speaks for the rights of the Sinhala, many would be those who will treat him as a racist, chauvinist or a Sinhala supremacist. It is time that the  Sinhala should no  more feel shy about being one.

Today after having been made to silently suffer for nearly thirty years by a group of Tamil terrorists, the Tamil National Alliance has begun to dictate terms to the Government of Sri Lanka, while the Ordinary Tamil people in  the North and East are considerably better off than they were ever before.  But their voices are not heard or they are made to parrot the Tamil politician who are seeking a power base to divide the Country.

The Sri Lanka Government leaders praise the Indian Government and lay the red carpet to receive any one of the Indian Ministers paying a visit to Sri Lanka.  So much so that they begin feel that Sri Lanka is already an Indian Colony, and issue directions as if they are the Masters.

They come to Sri Lanka and do not help the Government to settle the disputes between the Tamil politicians and the Government but make matters worse making  impossible demands  such as to implement an obsolete Amendment 13 of the Constitution. The President apparently cooed his acceptance to implement the Amendment 13 and plus.

The problem with the Tamil National Alliance cannot be settled unless the Government is prepared to take drastic action against the group of the undesirables in the TNA.   Tamil National Alliance is following the exact  modus operandi of  Prabhakaran the terrorist.  A government which eliminated terrorism through military action is today, weakened by the necessity to come to a political settlement with the politically distasteful Tamil National Alliance an arm of the former terrorists.

This is what Robert O.Blake foresaw when terrorism was still a strong decisive force ,and asked the Government to come to a political settlement, saying that  there was no Military solution to the terrorist problem.  Had the Government listened to Robert Orris Blake, we would still be having the terrorists, perhaps with their own Homeland.

Should not we take a lesson from the past experience and deal with the Tamil National Alliance in the same way the government dealt with terrorism ? 

Not by eliminating them but by saying a loud and firm NO to them. For that we should stop laying the red carpet to Indian government officials coming to Sri Lanka, but ask them to tell the Tamil National Alliance to join hands  and work together with the government to develop not only the Tamil Community but all the Communities in Sri Lanka,  without being critical of the actions of the Government and running all over the world praying every government or political groups to help them  obtain “what they want” from the government of Sri Lanka

The Indian Government takes a favourable attitude towards the Tamil National Alliance as it has a problem with TamilNadu.  It is for the Indian Government to settle their problem with TamilNadu without Sri Lanka having to give in to the demands of the Tamil National Alliance  to help India with its problem with TamilNadu.

Tamil National Alliance is not speaking for the Tamil  people but for themselves. 

It is a pity that Sinhala people are called upon to suffer due to the government’s dilly dallying without taking immediate action on important issues.  One of this is the nightmare the country is made to suffer  having the  Tamil National Alliance as a political party. It was due to the  failure of the government to have banned the Tamil National Alliance immediately after the elimination of the terrorists that we are still burdened with this lot of “idiots”. 

The government should have also enacted laws against any political party, groups or individuals acting against the unity of the people of the country ,  promoting political dissention  taking the cause of one Community disregarding the cause of  other  Communities,  for promoting    separatist ideology , and against political parties with ethnic labels.

The Government also delayed settling down the displaced Muslims in Jaffna and settling Sinhala Families in the North and the east, to create a multi ethnic population in the North and the East.

Sinhala people are made to accept silently the appropriation of their cultural assets by the Muslims and the Tamils.  It has been reported recently, that

“”¦”¦”¦ the original 70 odd acres belonging to Muhudu Maha Vihara in the East have been reduced to eight acres – the rest having been encroached upon by Muslim squatters.  But the extent actual archaeological reserve is even less – four acres and the additional four acres had been acquired by a Buddhist monk for the reserve but Muslim squatters have threatened to take legal action against the monk claiming that have land rights to the area. “¦..”  What has the government to say on this matter ?

It has been said that the , “late Mallika Wanigasundera wrote article after article highlighting this issue since about 2005.  But all her appeals fell on deaf ears. “ 

It is time that some one takes up the issue. If the political leadership does not take an interest in the matter  the Maha Sangha led by the Chief Priests of Malwatta and Asgiriya, and political parties like the JHU should be made to move in the matter to recuperate the  Vihara land grabbed by the Muslims. 

It is time that the Sinhala people wake up to fight for their rights and preserve their ancestral heritage.

Much had already been said about the Digawapi temple land encroached upon by the Muslims.  There was a Muslim Minister of a former government who was  even accused of having bulldozed Digawapi temple land for a Housing Scheme for the Muslims.

Not only are the Sinhala people loosing their cultural assets, but are also made to downgrade their religious values in favour of those of others., the Catholics, Muslims and the Hindus.

Lakbima, of the 16 January, 2012 carried the following  news item, about how certain Officials of the Buddha Sasana Ministry sabotaged the Buddha Jayanthi Celebrations.

“All Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Commemoration Programs Sabotaged Certain officials of the Buddha Sasana Ministry sabotaged all programs the government had planned for the Sambuddhadva Jayanthi,according to ministrysources.

They allege that the ministry’s top most official and certain other hypocritical official there had not given any cooperation to make a success of the programs in accordance with Mahinda Chinthana to which the President had given his approval.

Ministry sources say that steps had been taken to declare the period from 2011 to Vesak 2012 a Sambuddhatva Jayanthi year and launch many programs, none of them have been activated.
The officials in question had not approved any of these programs which included establishing

(1)  a Pali Language Promotional unit under the Buddha
      Sasana Act,

(2)  appointing a Buddha Sasana Regulatory Commission and

(3)  having a system by which foreign Buddhist monks visiting Sri Lanka and Sri
     Lankan Buddhist monks traveling abroad can obtain visas without difficulty.

Although the government had allocated a massive amount of money to implement these programs, they had spent it on festivities, erecting pandals and organising processions thereby deliberately ignoring the priorities.

After wasting funds in this manner they had given the excuse they had no money to implement the programs which been agreed upon. Some others had spent part of the money on their personal needs including repairing their private vehicles.”

Is the President and the Government aware of this ? If so what actions have the government taken against the miscreants ?

The Buddhist Clergy  of the Malwatta and Asgiriya who are there to look after the interest of the Buddha Sasana seem to be inactive and appears to be unconcerned seemingly  satisfied meeting politicians and being critical of politics, while the Sasana is being dragged in the mud.

The Prime Minister as the Minister of  Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs has failed miserably in that position playing politics with  Buddhism. It appears that he even wanted to appoint a committee representing all religions to celebrate the Buddha Jayanthi.

It is in the interest of the Buddha Sasana to have a separate Ministry for the Affairs of Buddha Sasana, preferably headed by a Woman Minister, ” nominated”  from amoung  learned female Buddhists in Sri Lanka such as for instance Dr.Hema Goonatilake, as women  are far better to promote Buddhist Religious Affairs, because of  their devotion and attachment to Buddhism, and not being politically motivated.

The Hindu Thaipongal, Christian Christmas and Muslim Eid Ul are all  celebrated at the Temple Trees.  The  President  even participated in a Hindu Kovil Ceremony bare bodied with a pottu on the front despite being a Buddhist.  But do the Tamils(other than Sampanthan and his cohorts of  the Tamil National Alliance), appreciated this  gesture of the President ?

All these cerebrations and festivities at the Temple Trees may perhaps forge a Communal unity through respect for the culture of each other.  But, it is time that the Government begins to pay more attention to the Buddha Sasana, as the rampant indiscipline of young Buddhist Monks in Universities if left unchecked will be the beginning of a disastrous end to Buddhism, in a country where all forces lead by the Catholic Church are awaiting a chance  to stamp out the importance of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

40 Responses to “Sinhala people always gave into others, allowing others to profit from what really belongs to them.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “If a Sinhala speaks for the rights of the Sinhala, many would be those who will treat him as a racist, chauvinist or a Sinhala supremacist. It is time that the Sinhala should no more feel shy about being one.”

    ABSOLUTELY!

    MOST Tamil voters are the REAL racists.

    1. Look at their party names.

    UNITED national party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party, People’s Liberation Front? No.

    TAMIL national alliance
    TAMIL united liberation front
    Illankai TAMIL arse kachchi
    All Ceylon TAMIL congress

    So who are the racists? Tamils who vote for these which is the majority among SL Tamil voters.

    2. Look at their concerns.

    Unemployment, poverty, landlessness? No.

    TAMIL Grievences.

    So who are the racists?

    3. Look at their aspirations.

    Develop the country, serve the nation, protect the motherland? NO!

    TAMIL aspirations
    TAMIL nationality
    TAMIL homelands
    TAMIL soveriegnty
    TAMIL right of self determination

    So who are the racists?

    It is an age old practice to blame the other of your wrongs.

    “Tamil National Alliance is not speaking for the Tamil people but for themselves.”

    Rubbish!

    TNA is the LARGEST vote receiver of SL Tamils. No point denying this FACT.
    Before TNA, since 1947 at ALL the elections SIMILAR racists were the LARGEST vote receivers of SL Tamils.

    It is the vote of MOST SL Tamil people that sustain the TNA.
    Recently after US warnings TNA decided to compromise. Then what happened?
    Tamil doctors, lawyers, academics, priests, teachers (TAMIL PANJA MAKA BALAWEGAYA) warned TNA to get back to racism. And they did.

    Some Tamil people say they HATE TNA but they are the first to jump to receive the benefits TNA might bring (stop Sinhalese and Muslims share in the economy of Jaffna, Tamil expansionism in Colombo). Asses in sheep skin.

    Understand this fact. Stop living in fantacy.

    Of course there are good Tamils.

    e.g. Douglas Devananda, Tamara Kunanayakam, Lakshman Kadirgarmar, Jeyeraj Fernandopulle, thousands in the armed forces.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Sorry for the spelling mistake.

    It should be PANCHA MAHA BALAWEGAYA – 5 big forces.

    priests
    doctors
    teachers/academics
    farmers
    labourers

    You can see them in the Tamilnet letter sent to TNA. So they are Tamil Pancha Maha Balawegaya which is worse than TNA.

  3. mjaya Says:

    We need new great figure like Soma Hamuduruwo, fearless to all to lead the Sinhalese people to gain what they have lost.

    Ban the TNA!!!!

    Ellawala Hamudurowo was one of the foremost in helping preserve our cultural heritage in the NE. There are lone Buddhist monks living int the NE who fight lone battles against racist Tamils and fundamentalist Muslims determined to wipe out every trace of Sinhalese Buddhist heritage of the NE. We should strengthen them. We need to create Sinhalese settlements there now.

    Most of all beware of the “enemy within” people who pretend to patriots but have their own hidden agendas.

  4. radha Says:

    In my opinion, Sinhala people are being throttled by their own monks and enemies using Buddhist teachings as the noose and a striaght jacket. It’s ok to be principled amongst similar thinking people, but when the enemies are after your blood in the modern world, don’t give in and spread mitriya just because you are Buddhist. Fight back and don’t trust the evil doers as the Sikhs do, then Sinhala people will survive. If not, as Ben Silva often points out, it will be the enemies who will have the last laugh.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    I too agree Ben Silva has got a point. I take back things I hauled at him.

    But he should stop calling Buddhist teachings dogma. The teaching is perfect. Nothing wrong and nothing comes close to it for most SLs.

    It is the practice that should change.

    Buddhists should have a place and a time to show their compassion, kindness, muditha (what is the English word?) and upekkha (patience?). Christians are told to love thy enemies; if one slap your left cheeck, turn the right one too. But NO CHRISTIAN follows this bullsh*t. Instead MORE CHRISTIANS follow the Old Testament that says eye for eye, tooth for tooth, etc.

    Buddhists’ compassion is abused by Tamils. But when the same Tamils go and beg the same things from Hindians they get scr*wed. So they have stopped demanding!

    When poor Sinhala schools have no books in the lobrary, some FOOLISH Sinhala racists donate books to the Jaffna Library! Such racist idiots.

    When the government in 1974 tried to send back Tamil illegal immigrants, some foolish compassionate Sinhala army and police officers secretly let them escape to Vanni. This was how LTTE got cheap fighters from Vanni.

    No leader has the backbone to authorise the death panelty. All sorts of criminals thrive thanks to them.

    11,000 suicide bombers and terrorists released back after 2 years in prison. What madness? Terrorism carries the death panelty. Give them the death panelty.

    Rev Soma Thero was very practical in his approach. He was killed.
    Rev Ellawala Medhananda Thero and other JHU monks were trying to protect the nation then but now have gone silent due to political pressure.

    The tragedy unfolding in Dhighawapi is a universal crime. We need an army camp there. What if it was a Tamil kovil?

  6. Dham Says:

    Lorenzo,
    First point,
    “I too agree Ben Silva has got a point. I take back things I hauled at him
    But he should stop calling Buddhist teachings dogma. The teaching is perfect. Nothing wrong and nothing comes close to it for most SLs.”

    Can you show me how he can do it when he completely reject Samsara and Nibbana ? If you can do this I will call him Ben again.
    Mjaya understood urgency to “Most of all beware of the “enemy within” people who pretend to patriots but have their own hidden agendas.”

    2nd point,

    Can you prove me that the LTTE nonsense and continuing back to original stupidity by Sinhala is due to Sinhala Buddhist observing Metta, Karuna, Mudita ( Altruistic Joy – or opposite of jealousy), Upekkha ( equanimity). Even Gon Silva did not say so.
    What Gon said was everyone want to achieve Nibbana so badly that Sinhal Buddhist do not fight LTTE).
    LTTE problem came due to various stupid action by selfish ( opposite of Mudita) acts by our politicians. I am sure you agree to that.
    Buddha had many advices to lay people how you protect hard earned wealth or Aarakkha Sampada. Aarakkha sampada is what a successful Buddhist MUST have. Then Viriya ( effort ) , without that real Buddhist too cannot succeed. This is what we are not doing today. Many people failing to recognise (due to selfishness or shor-term benefit) the real threats. If they get some benefit they go for it. This is nothing to do with real Buddhism.

  7. Dham Says:

    Lorenzo,
    If you think wisely ( without emotions ), LTTE problem was created by non-Buddhists.
    1/2 Buddhists who ruled Sri lanka. Rulers like Dutugamunu were real Buddhists who had the energy to fight the invaders who were distroying Sinhala Buddhist culture and invading the land. You can chant karaniyametta Sutta 1000 times but you cannot be a Buddhist. To even think of seeing Nibbana you have to be stright,very straight, clever ( Quoting from the same sutta). Rulers always run the risk of going to hell. But the energytic rulers overcome this by proper undersanding of Dhamma, not only by building Stupas. Butugemunu was a Buddhist before after war.
    Don’t get carried away by the theories of Gon Silva ( the enemy of Sinhal-Buddhist ).

    What Charles explaining here is the cultured, kindness, accomadating nature of the Sinhala- Buddhist. Not about stupidness of Buddhistness. We must maintain this values, not giving up. Fighting the enemy is a MUST if we want to live in this word. Those very few has the real urgency to get away from Samsara by realising 4 noble turth can do so.

  8. thurai Says:

    Many Tamils enjoyed peacefull life with Sinhalese than in North & East with Tamils. Many will never go back
    even any violences in the south. The Tamils & Sinhalese who assisted English Colonialists and enjoyed high rank
    positions are responsible for the present situation. Tamils had more chance to settle in the south than Sinhalese settle in th North and east. English Colonialists built many schools in the north to prepare Tamils for admisistration
    in south asia. The mentality of Tamils who want white colour jobs and social status only by Government job
    are the main desperation among Tamils. To their mentality it is not possible to find employment only
    in North and East. Only way is learning Sinhala language and integration in Sri Lanka or settling in western countries. TNA want land and Police power than thinking about diverting rivers from south to the north for irrigation.
    Admistrative positions are important for Tamil politicians than wealthy & Healthy life of People.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Dham,

    “Rulers like Dutugamunu were real Buddhists who had the energy to fight the invaders who were distroying Sinhala Buddhist culture and invading the land.”

    Exactly my point.

    He and other kings FIRST genocided Tamil nationalists THEN revived Buddhism. Not the other way round.

    We need BOTH of these in THIS ORDER.

    Don’t get confined to the “LTTE problem”. There is no LTTE problem. It is the problem of Tamil nationalists.

    Let me give you an example.

    In 1931 one African looking Tamil by the name Ponna-ambalam demanded 50-50 rights for Tamils from the British. British rulers told him to f* off. Thereafter he NEVER begged anything from the British.

    In 1957 Chelva demanded this and that from SWRDB. He fell for it. Then Dudly fell for it. Then JR, CBK and now MR.

    British rulers even refused to talk of political solutions with Tamil racists.

    Our leaders are too compassionate (otherwise there is no other reason now) to listen to them, have 19 rounds of talks with them, give them this and that and think of how to give more.

    Get them married with taxpayers expense and set them free.

    No backbone to hang criminals including terrorists. Why? MISPLACED Compassion.

    NOTHING wrong with Buddhism. It is the FOLLOWERS. Take King Gemunu’s example.

    NO ONE can refuse the FACT that SL Buddhists are one of the MOST compassionate people on earth.

    If I’m a Tamil nationalists where would I go to build by ugly, stinky, Tamil Nation?

    India? NO WAY! They burn down 300+ years old mosques, killed 500,000 Muslims, burn Christians every day, now trying to hang Tamil nationalists for killing Rajiv, rape, assault, rob, abuse, etc. Tamil people (IPKF).

    Malaysia? NO WAY! They say Boomoputhra and discriminate against Tamils. Jail, abduct, assault Tamils who show ANY sign of Tamil nationalism, handover Tamil nationalist leaders to SL govt.

    Canada? NO WAY! They jail Tamils for anything for 15+ years.

    SL? YES.

    1. No Tamil terrorist in jail even for terrorism (isn’t that lovely?)

    2. Terrorists have human rights (even TIGERS have human rights in SL!! :))

    3. Give various concessions if demanded (language rights, free food, free education/medicine EVEN to terrorists!!). Thanks to this STUPIDITY thousands of terrorists survived. Even free nitro fertilizer so that Vanni people under LTTE could have had something to eat knowing well that it was used to make truck bombs and attack the central bank! (PARADISE!!)

    4. Even the mothers of terrorists are looked after well. Other Tamil tigers take inspiration from her. India, Malaysia and Canada refused her entry. Then LTTE losers kill female dogs and throw on her dead body and blame it on others!! (asking for it).

    5. When mass murderers confess and come to the government, they are forgiven (even for bombing the MOST sacred temple in the country) and embraced in open arms. (this is like the conduct of the Lord in the parable of the wasteful son!!!)

    6. Invite even suicide bombers to come and have a meal and embrace them. Then BOOM, Gen. Janaka Perera is killed after enjoying his hospitality. (what a country!)

    7. Soldiers save Tamil Tigers sluts, give them their own lunch packs, give them their blood, treat them in hospitals, lift them and take them over APM infested land and go hungry for days. Then the sluts escape to UK and make documentaries against the very same soldiers who did all this good. (MODAYAS!)

    8. When a Tamil Tiger KILLER gets a heart attack, the govt sends helicopters when even MOST people don’t have bloody f*ing ambulances, bring the MF to the best hospital in the country, treat him, pay his bill and send him back. He goes and kills us again. (PISSO!)

    Don’t tell me this is NOT extraordinary compassion. Tell me this is mere madness. Then why didn’t the madness extend to operate the kidnies of the heart patient LTTE terrorists and give them to Rajarata Kidney Disease sufferer? That is madness; this is compassion.

    We are FAR TOO compassionate to our enemies. We should NOT be. They don’t deserve it.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    Thurai,

    “TNA want land and Police power than thinking about diverting rivers from south to the north for irrigation.”

    What on earth is this?

    NO river should be diverted FROM the south to the Tamil only north. Water is a precious resource and under no circumstances should the people in the south be deprived of water.

    Unless of course it is the Beire river!

  11. Christie Says:

    “Sinhala people has always given into others and accommodated them through their inherent kindness, fair play and sense of justice. Today they are the ones that suffer most. The English Colonialists came to power sitting on the back of the Sinhala people, and once in power they dropped them, taking into confidence the Tamils and the Moors brought from abroad.

    There were no English colonists in the island. How many can you name? Indian colonial parasites came on the back of the British imperialists.

  12. lingamAndy Says:

    Lorenzo
    Ref: What Charles explaining here is the cultured, kindness, accomadating nature of the Sinhala- Buddhist. Not about stupidness of Buddhistness.- Agreed
    Sinhala Buddist nationalsm can not be deffed by any other out side forces ( incl Saiva Tamil Nationalism) for ever because the above Charles explanation .
    eg: You said so many time in the world who cook one million meal per day to feed enamy (in IDP camps) Amrican or Russion will do ,No Only Sinhala- Buddhist people do !

    Ref:NO river should be diverted FROM the south to the Tamil only north.
    by doing this We can control separation in future ( they have to depent on the Mahavali for their paddy field)

    Lorenzo, Please control your emotion , as I said We communies live together last 2500 years in our Motherlanka & will live for another 3000 years ( Bhuddistion time 5500 years)

  13. radha Says:

    Dham, I respect your scholarly knowledge about Buddhism, but in this context please don’t quote Sutra’s as a panacea for our problems. They do not help so much in the modern world, except as an idealistic objective to reach. Yes they are good for UNO charter, as a theme, for achieving Strategic Objectives for world peace. But be realistic. See the way US and UK are trying to achieve world peace in their own way: How? By destabilising and killing off states, leaders and people whom they don’t like. What do you expect these powerful nations do with the Sutras? Give them the Buddhist Sutras through UNO? Would they listen? Instead, US might air drop the sutra leaflets amongst the pious and religious people whom them wish to vanquish. They are bound to read them, say Sadhu Sadhu and go to sleep, and when they wake up in the morning will find foreign troops occupying all road junctions and strategic buildings.

    In modern world, people are not united as a community to fight enemies as the Sutras advocate; they don’t have the discipline of a group of monks in a monastery. There is always someone who would betray the community, because he just wants something that others do not have, to be better and powerful or richer. The enemy will identify him and use him. Even in Buddha’s time it happened, no?

    Take for instance the story Lichchavi’s according to the scripture. They governed the country with certain Buddhist principles and could not be conquered by the neighbouring state ruled by Ajatasatru despite repeated attempts. Questioned by him, the Lord explained that it is the principles of government that protected them. So, what did Ajatasatru did? Having learnt this secret, he used this knowledge and his tactics to find the weak points in the concept of government, worked on it, destroyed the unity of the king and his wise men and conquered the Lichchavis. I am sure, that it is the weak people amongst the Lichchavi’s whom Ajatasatru targeted to betray their own people, i.e. the blinkered-pious , the greedy, the ones who were carrying a personal grudge against the king; they might have been the easy targets that helped to dismantle the unity.

    Going back to our situation in SLK, every foreign power that came to SLK in the recent times, the Portuguese, Dutch and English used this tactic. Our history is full of stories of deceit if you read it between the lines, instead of getting carried away by heroic stories. Tamils in the ancient times might well have done the same. And in the last 30-years, LTTE did use our pious and misguided Sinhala people to harbour their agents, to hide caches of their weapons in their backyards, and even to get them to act as saboteurs and murderers of their fellow citizens. Just look at the way that SSP of Gampaha, a Sinhala Buddhist man and family friend of Fernandopulle, spied for, harboured, protected and transported his LTTE killer. How many Sinhala people like him or blinded by piety were used by LTTE. I even wonder how many ministers and MPs in the government side today were secretly working for the LTTE at the height of their power base in the South
    .
    I would like to round off by stating that I am a Buddhist by birth and try to live like one as per the teaching, but I am just a layman full of desire to survive in the modern world. I don’t need Nibbana right now, and I love myself first and am not willing to sacrifice myself for the good of useless nincompoops for no good reason. So, I would rather react like Dutugemunu in the first place, and think about peace of mind later. If this approach was good enough for Emperor Ashoka, or King Dutugemunu, then it is good enough for me too. Certainly the President and his very able team proved that was the way forward in clearing our country of violent enemies, and I think the effort should be maintained for the future too.

  14. vijitha25 Says:

    Absolutly true. Our fool still do not understand the enemies of Sinhala Nation. During the war our solders brought the tamil men women and children on their sholders to protect from from mederous LTTE terrorist. They sufferd for 30 years from tigers terrorist. Sinhelese people live in southdonated cloths food and many thing after tamil refugees came to refugi camp saying they are oue brothers and systes. Not a single Tamil politician who are with government or in oppositin or any other tamil person appriciate it. They never say Sinhalese rr their brothers or systers.

  15. Fran Diaz Says:

    We think Lankans are now well informed enough to see the problems clearly and act to protect the country and its People.
    In order to ensure a future peace, all the peace loving folk of Lanka should request the GoSL to implement the following items through Millions of PETITIONS to the Speaker of the Parliament. Petition should be submitted by Associations, Committees, Concerned Citizens, and others as individuals :

    (1) Ban all ethnic & religion based political parties. It is these political parties that reach out to their ethnic/religion counterparts in other countries to cause trouble in Lanka. Also Ban the 13th Amendment which is inimical to Security of Lanka on grounds that a transplanted idea of governance from India is unsuitable for Lanka which is a country smaller than any state in India (except perhaps Kerala).
    (2) Have an Oath of Allegiance to Sri Lanka to be taken by all MPs, armed forces, school children, University students, voters, etc.
    (3) Deport all illegal migrants. Guard our coastline forever against illegal migrants.
    (4) All acts of terrorism should be met with long prison terms with hard labor. Same for participation in Separatist activities.
    (5) Teach all students how to use the Democratic system for Growth & Development of the whole country.
    (6) National Anthem to be sung only in the Sinhala language.
    (7) Sinhala the main language, English the link language and Tamil an Official language.

    Whenever the country is weakened in any way, the ordinary voters and taxpayers must step in to protect the country through Petitions to the GoSL.

    Identify the problems first, then the solutions could be found. If necessary, GoSL should hold an island wide Referendum on various issues, and thus strengthen its stand against Separatist agendas.

  16. mjaya Says:

    The president talking in Tamil is of no use. It is just a joke.

  17. Ben_silva Says:

    I have given below, some thing that I learnt from an Indian, that some readers may find useful, and others may find offensive.
    The head of an Indian school told its pupils ‘ In this school you will acquire the skills to survive in the outside world , which is like a war zone.’. Any one who visited Bombay or Madras would notice that Indian cities and roads are like war zones.
    In my view, we need to learn survival skills , to survive in a rapidly changing world, and Sikhs have learnt it
    Ecellent valuable input from Radha and such comments are much appreciated.

  18. Dham Says:

    Lorenzo,

    You haven’t even read my points carefully.

    SWRDB. , Then Dudly ,JR, CBK and now MR all fell because they are engrossed in Buddhism and believe in Nibbana and other Indian myths? Great thinking to fools.
    Gon Silva is one of the greatest Buddhist in UK who achieved greatness because he believes science only.
    Tell me what have you personally achieved by your wisdom to advice all Sri Lankans to hate Tamils in general.
    Don’t you people have Tamil friends ?

    Radha,
    I agree with your last paragraph fully. Go on. Peopel like you are helpful and Buddhism is of no use when you want to kill Tamils. But don’t blame on real Buddhism if you if you fail. It is your duty to protect your property.

    Looks like Gon Married to a British Sikh. I know few Sikhs but hey have absolutely nothing to teach me. I was never out of job to hail other races and find condemn my own Sinhala-Buddhist culture.

    When you are out of job for long time you get this decease called low self esteem.

    My apologies, and may Gon and you achieve Nibbana one day, together.

  19. gamunu6 Says:

    Thanks Charles Perera!

    I agree we are too generous in accomodating Tamils of all types, Up country, North Tamils, Dispaced tamils, Illegal tamils who earn a living because of their brotheren have arranged passporst, (rice ration books in the past) and Indians who come & overstay our welcome.

    We would accept any Tamil or Indian irrespective of their hidden agendas to make Sri lanka their & treat Sinhale people as stupid, to give into their demands.

    GO AGainst the grain STOP going to India, asking visitors to come & engage in Sri Lankan Govt ploicies. Let the so called Int: Community harp, Cry Foul all they want. An elected Govt.with a majority & many others INCLUDING some Tamils supporting the prsent Govt. why should we listen to India ( in disguise as Int. Community)?. India got all she wanted to interfere in the affairs of Sri lanka, NOW they want to make the North & East their new adventure.

    There should be STRICT regulations & prompt action when an Indian visits Sri lnka, they should be followed as to what action or illegal activities they are planning. Every visitor MUST be forced to leave when their Visas expire. We are unaware of countless number of individuals coming to Sri lanka & never return to India. The dangerous statistics of INDIAN Poverty, lawlessness, bribery corruption, INFERIOR quality products, just to neame a few.

    This has nothing to do with ANTI – India or anti west it is PRO SRI Lanka & love for our beloved country. Thanks again Sir for writing these articles to wake up our politicians & general public. … Gamunu Alahakkone. P.Eng – Canada ( retd Engr)

  20. radha Says:

    Dham, please go and re-read what you have deposited here Jan 21, 2012, 1237am, and observe the tone of language you used, to insult those who have a different viewpoint from you. Is that language fit for a Sinhala Buddhist whom you pretend to be one? In which Sunday school or temple were you taught to use that kind of language in public on strangers whose personal lives you don’t of? If you represent the typical Sinhala Buddhist, then I am afraid your mannerism speaks for itself as to why Sinhala people are under threat from the rest of the world. They preach book Buddhism as you do, but has no clue as to how to live by it.

  21. Lorenzo Says:

    Dham,

    “SWRDB. , Then Dudly ,JR, CBK and now MR all fell because they are engrossed in Buddhism and believe in Nibbana and other Indian myths?”

    Did I say that?

    If you are a Buddhist (I don’t think you are), your REPEATED abusive language to Ben and others is a GREAT INSULT to your beliefs!!

    Get over it, Dham.

    Respond with facts and logic. I know you are capable of that.

    On a LIGHTER NOTE…….

    The opposite of “fools”; I mean the EXACT opposite – sloof.

    Sloof – “one who over reacts to a joke,quip, or any innocuous trifle by holding a grudge with the perpetrator for a long time.”

  22. Christie Says:

    It is the same in Fiji, Kenya, Malaysia, Uganda, south Africa etc.

    We have to get rid of Indian colonial parasites or at least remove priviledges enjoyed by them.

  23. jimmy Says:

    add few more

    (1) Sue the monsters who speak or write against the mother land Srilanka or against the races whether tamil or sinhala or Muslims or Bergers or against religions. Make these scumbags Penniless

    (2) spoken Sinhala and Spoken Tamil to all schools in Lanka

    (3) zero tolerance against racisim Severe punishment against the troublemakers

    (4) Encourage Meditation for all ages
    when bad evil thoughts comein replace this shit with positive kind thoughts

    .

  24. Dham Says:

    Radha,
    As I promised in a previous column on thr very date 21st Jan , I will never repeat the nick name for different reason.
    However, strong language will still be used( including the word Fool) when Silva abused Buddha or the core of Buddhism.
    I have no reason to pretend to be a Buddhist if so, I am the real G–, do not hessitate to call me so. People who do this desrve this title. I do not represent typical Sinhala Buddhist, who dirnks now and then. Do you think typical sinhala Buddhist are better than me ? Are you one ? My apologies if I have offened you ( this will not be extended to the real enemies of Sinhala Buddhist)

    Lorenzo,
    Whether I am a Buddhist is immaterial. I also accept the I am not a typical nice person.
    “SWRDB. , Then Dudly ,JR, CBK and now MR all fell because they are engrossed in Buddhism and believe in Nibbana and other Indian myths?” – this was my question to you because you said ,

    Qute “In 1931 one African looking Tamil by the name Ponna-ambalam demanded 50-50 rights for Tamils from the British. British rulers told him to f* off. Thereafter he NEVER begged anything from the British. In 1957 Chelva demanded this and that from SWRDB. He fell for it. Then Dudly fell for it. Then JR, CBK and now MR.British rulers even refused to talk of political solutions with Tamil racists.
    Our leaders are too compassionate (otherwise there is no other reason now) to listen to them, have 19 rounds of talks with them, give them this and that and think of how to give more. Unquote.

    I thought this was in reply my comment “LTTE problem was created by non-Buddhists”. If so, your statement implies rulers,SWRD,JR,CBK,MR are two compassionate because they are Buddhist.

    I explained now and let me see you explanation and who will respond to the point.
    Whether I am or you are a Buddhist is not is the point, these are not personal arguments.
    Honesty is questionable in internet arguments , Sinhala Buddhist ( not the Typical Buddhist) will still be honest. That does not mean they are compassionate to the enemies, before you defeat them . After defeating enemy you can be compassionate to them. Compassion flows one way only but metta, upekkha can be two way. (I am sorry if you have not read Buddhism you will not understand this)
    Bodhisatvas, arahants ,however will be compassionate even when you cut their limbs off. Buddhas, Arahants will not fight LTTE.

    Why SWRAD is hated by Tamils and this enemy of the Sinhala Buddhist,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsWRMZ71Yuo

    I don’t know. He is not a Sinhala Buddhist and join him if you don’t like me. This man call himself a Sinhalese.

    Meanwhile the real enemies like this will be pursued to the very end unless they stop attacking Buddhism.

  25. Dham Says:

    Lorenzo,
    I don’t have beliefs of non-beliefs. I am a Sinhala Buddhist with an open mind but you have closed your mind to Tamils.
    I don’t think calling FOOL to a fool is against the Buddhism. However I accept being a SLOOF if your comments were jokes. Haven’t looked at the dic yet.

  26. Dham Says:

    Vijitha25,
    “During the war our solders brought the tamil men women and children on their sholders to protect from from mederous LTTE terrorist.”
    Absolutely true ! These are the Sinhala Buddhist soldiers of motherland. They are not fools. The fought the terrorist hard. They treated them nicely after capture ( exept the very hardcores – by the way they are human.
    Fools are the foriegn dwellers who say Sinhala compassion is foolishness.

  27. Dham Says:

    Fools,
    Chareles Perera was writing on how nice the Sinhala people are. He is not saying this niceness is foolishness.
    Charles, I have read your articles from late nineties in the midst of war. Please comment.

  28. Lorenzo Says:

    Dham,

    Not just SWRDB.

    Sirima, JR, CBK, Dudley all in the same boat.

    If 13A goes ahead MR will also be in that boat.

    Compare this with the British response or the response of our ancient kings.

    I have been telling you for all along it is NOT Buddhism. It is HOW the leaders of today PRACTICE it to the best of their stupid ability.

    In relation to King Dutugemunu some smart ass may say “killing 150,000+ Tamils (who supported the GOOD Tamil king Ellalan) and then building 100 stupas is not the work of a practising Buddhist.”

    I totally disagree.

    If you are with me on this, we have no argument. And it can be reconciled with Ben’s view TO AN EXTENT.

  29. Lorenzo Says:

    Quoted from the Mahavamsa.

    “Give us, that we may treat them with honour, bhikkhus who shall go on with us, since the sight of bhikkhus is blessing and protection for us.’

    Arrived at Mahiyangana[7] he overpowered the Damila Chatta. When he had slain the Damilas in that very place he came then to Ambatitthaka,[8] which had a trench leading from the river, and (conquered) the Damila Titthamba; fighting the crafty[9] and powerful foe for four months he (finally) overcame him by cunning,[10] since he placed his mother in his view. When the mighty man marching thence down (the river) had conquered seven mighty Damila princes in one day and had established peace, he gave over the booty to his troops. Therefore is (the place) called Khemáráma.

    All the Damilas on the bank of the river who had escaped death threw themselves for protection into the city named Vijitanagara.[12] In a favourable open country he pitched a camp, and this became known by the name Khandhávárapitthi.

    Since the king, in order to take Vijitanagara, would fain put Nandhimitta to the test, he let loose Kandula upon him (once) when he saw him coming towards him. When the elephant came to overpower him, Nandhimitta seized with his hands his two tusks and forced him on his haunches. Since Nandhimitta fought with the elephant the village built on the spot where (it came to pass) is therefore named Hatthipora.

    When the king had (thus) put them both to the test he marched to Vijitanagara. Near the south gate befell a fearful battle between the warriors. But near the east gate did Velusumana, sitting on his horse, slay Damilas in great numbers.”

    This is the work of a GREAT Buddhist ruler.

    Corrupt, thuggish, cunning, double speaking jokers of today are no Buddhists compared to them.

    It is all about the PRACTICE as appropriate not the teachings per se.

  30. Christie Says:

    “Sinhala people always gave into others, allowing others to profit from what really belongs to them”

    Sinhalese have tolerated Tamil demand for centuries and have finally nailed them.

    Sinhalese soldiers have beaten Tamil terrorists who are an Indian outfit lead by Indian puppet Parabakaran.

    Now Indian interest are hell bent on keeping their priviledges so India benefits. Where did India get its money to develop itself? Mainly from countries like Sri Lanka, former British Indian colonies now Indian colonies.

    Just work out how much India sucks from Ceylon today?

  31. jimmy Says:

    Christe,
    You are entltled to your opinion . I disagree what you said. I noticed in your previous comments your hatred against Tamil race . You do not even want their existence . Lorenzo also have the same disease like you . I noticed that
    You do not need to hate a race or a country . what is the difference between you and monsters like Hitler or Mussolini or kkk scumbags in the western world who hate non whites like you and me
    I wonder sometimes the brain of people like you, Lorenzo and kkk scumbags should be examined to see what is causing this
    The scientists could invent a drug which could help to be a normal human being acceptable to human standard

  32. thurai Says:

    Jimmy,

    I agree with you.

    Noone can help his own community by speaking aginst other communitoes. He makes enemies
    to him and his communitiy. we have to find our common enemy only.

  33. jimmy Says:

    Thurai
    I am proud of you my fellow Srilankan Tamil. There are decent tamils like you and me who believe in unity
    I had the privilage to develop friendship with Sinhala Budhists who are very patriotic, very open minded and friendly like many in this forum.
    I have no problem when sinhalese are proud of their cultcure , their kings or their religion Budhisim. My sinhala friends are very proud to be sinhala. There is nothing wrong on that .

    I do have problems when people simply hate another race or cultcure . I can nnot stand these racists whether they are sinhalese or Tamils or Whites or Blacks.
    racists should be treated in mental hospital

    I have seen great fellows like Fran or Ranjit or radha or sooriarachi or charles or Leela who are very patriotic
    and very proud of their sinhala cultcure and Budhisim like many of my friends here . I noticed there is always a decency expressing their thoughts in this forum unlike few bad apples here

    When these bad apples write few sentences here and there praising the Government and MR and the rest of their comments are so hatred towards Tamils and when other readers read their comments they might conceive a bad opinion of the Government or the Leader
    sometimes I wonder people who write hatred do it purposly to make the sinhalese or the govt look bad
    not sure why I feel that . Are they doing it to give a bad name for the Govt or the sinhala race.

  34. Lorenzo Says:

    Jimmy,

    People who hold different opinions from you are NOT racists, sick, etc.

    It is YOU who are SICK.

    Face FACTS. If you can’t, accept it LOSER!

    Christie is 100% correct on this one. From 1796 to 1948 SL was controlled by British India Company. They robbed SL and pushed their worthless slaves to the island. It is a fact. Even after that India has pushed all it’s PARASITES into SL including VP. Try doing that to Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and see what will happen? Your Mother India will be *. We should not be the exception.

    You don’t have to be afraid to tell the truth even if it is against ANYONE, even the president or god.

    If you read the comments and the article it is the Sinhala people’s fault for giving in to Tamil racist demands. Not Tamils, etc. If you don’t wash your hands after going to the toilet, you will get sick. It is YOUR fault.

  35. Lorenzo Says:

    Thurai was a sensible Tamil UNTIL he made this racist comment.

    “TNA want land and Police power than thinking about diverting rivers from south to the north for irrigation.”

    NO river should be diverted FROM the south to the Tamil only north. Water is a precious resource and under no circumstances should the people in the south be deprived of water. Not even a drop.

    Unless of course it is the Beire river!

    Some fools in the “south” may agree to this who must read the head article.

    LTTE tried to do something similar at Mavil Aru and we PUNISHED them violently with multi barrel rocket launchers killing thousands of terrorists.

    Before that in 1956 ITAK tried this in Gal Oya and riots broke out.

  36. Dham Says:

    Lorenzo,
    “I have been telling you for all along it is NOT Buddhism. It is HOW the leaders of today PRACTICE it to the best of their stupid ability.

    In relation to King Dutugemunu some smart ass may say “killing 150,000+ Tamils (who supported the GOOD Tamil king Ellalan) and then building 100 stupas is not the work of a practising Buddhist.”

    I agree 200% but -200% on “And it can be reconciled with Ben’s view TO AN EXTENT”. This is absolute rubbish as this enemy has a simple theory of not only finding “weakness” of 2600 years old “Sinhala Buddhist” culture but also core of the Buddhist teaching.
    Now you tell me whether you agree or not. LTTE problems were not created by Sinhala Buddhist because of Buddhism.
    Also it has nothing to do with compassion of the nation in general. It is to do with “Greed and Ignorance” which is not the Buddhist way.
    Also what is the point of hatred. In a war true and clever soldiers do not fight with hatred. Hatred will not guide you to fight properly it will ruin your concentration you will get killed. Sinahala soldiers did not win because they hated Tamils in general. They did what they had to do.

    Whatever it is, it is not right to condemn the Tamils as a race. That is clearly racism. Call me a sloof but don’t be a fool ! If you want justice ( that is what Sinhala nation need, not revenge) fight fearlessly against injustice.
    The FOOL Brian Seneviratna is thinking he is doing justice to his wife’s race. He is a MKR ( Modayata Kimb-r Rattaran) only. He does not even know that he is a MKR because influence by his religion and blinded by Raga, Dvesha, Moha he has become the biggest enemy of the nation.

    There are Jaffna Tamils who support MR truly ( I am not talking about DD).
    DD wants 13+ and I don’t know what the hell our sliding MR doing.
    You are a supporter of DD but you never support 13+.
    I don’t support 13+ and I also don’t support DD. Can you see your inconsistency?
    Some of my Tamil friends support MR but do not like the terrorist minister Karuna and the terrorist turned thug DD. Although he is a terrorist I think Karuna is more useful that DD because Karuna never supports 13+. He is fully against Police powers to North of East.

  37. Lorenzo Says:

    Dham,

    Your PERSISTENCE hatred towards Ben is DISGUSTING!

    “LTTE problems were not created by Sinhala Buddhist because of Buddhism.”

    Agree; but wrong practices influenced by WRONG interpretation of Buddhist principles led to the escalation.

    “Also it has nothing to do with compassion of the nation in general.”

    Disagree. I have given ENOUGH EXAMPLES.
    Also RE-READ what Charles has written.

    You talk of hatred. I hate no one! It is you (who call yourself a Buddhist) who hate Ben, etc. Your language is always FULL of hatred.

    Re: Tamils

    I only stated facts. MOST Tamils in the north and east and almost ALL the Tamils in Tamil Nadu are RACISTS. It is a fact. Otherwise who vote for TAMIL congress/alliance/kachchi/front, Dravida Kalagham?

    I NEVER said ALL Tamils are racists. Don’t jump into stupid conclusions. Remember the questions asked from King Thevampiyathissa? There are Tamils who are far better than you and me in their love and sacrifices to the nation. I have given this list at least 10 times.

    e.g. Douglas Devananda, Karuna, Pillayan, Lakshaman Kadir (who held DD in VERY HIGH esteem), Fernandopulle, Loganathan, etc.

    Re: DD

    The disagreement on 13 is a MINOR one. Even MR openly says he wants 13 and now 13+ !!

    Who is Brian Seneviratna? The biggest enemy of the nation? No Seneviratna in the UNP or JVP as far as I know.

  38. thurai Says:

    //Thurai was a sensible Tamil UNTIL he made this racist comment.// Lorenzo
    “TNA want land and Police power than thinking about diverting rivers from south to the north for irrigation.”

    I explained hier the politicians must consider to help the people who elected them.
    A racist is always like to profit from the suffering of other communities.
    Diverting a river to the irrigation some where in Sri Lanka, is a Racism? Flowing into the Sea is better
    than culitivation and stop hunger of Sri Lankans?

  39. Lorenzo Says:

    Yes it is RACISM!

    1. The north is Tamil-only.

    2. A river should not benefit Tamil-only areas AT THE EXPENSE of multiethnic south.

    3. There is NO RIVER in the “south” that is JUST flowing to the sea!!

    At least it nourishes wild life !!

    Please note that ALL rivers flowing from the “south” to the “north” flow through the DRY ZONE where water is precious.

    4. The north has ENOUGH rivers

    e.g. Pei aru, Pallai aru, Paranki aru, etc.

    There is no need to divert ANY river TO the north.

    Actually, since mono ethnic Vanni has only 280,000 people Vanni rivers should be diverted to multi ethnic Pollonaruwa, multi ethnic Anuradhapura. That is better.

    Jaffna has enough ground water. Jaffna population has halved over the decades due to emmigration. Jaffna water is now used by Tamils-only. Plans should be put in place to benefit people of all ethnic groups in the dry zone.

  40. stanley perera Says:

    Racist, Terrorists and Seperatist TNA gets nothing. Not an inch. If the basturds don’t like the way it is, hard luck to them. 2.5% of the population cannot be allowed to dictate terms to 97.5% of the population. Sri Lanka is Democratic country. 90% of the people voted MR to say no to the racists, terrorist and seperatist demands.

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