Ven. Ashin Wirathu – Welcome to Sri Lanka
Posted on September 28th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge

The negative media campaign built against Ven. Ashin Wirathu has had its ripple effect. His message is drowned in a campaign that has projected him as a ‘Buddhist Terrorist’. In a world where 95% of violent conflicts around the world are Muslim together with the realization that behind all these Islamic groups are Western operatives training them funded by a handful of Muslim nations aligned to the West, it is a good time to question who the real enemies of the Muslims are.

 Ven. Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk from Myanmar a country that the West eyes in view of its untapped natural resources. The best way that the West knows to capture nations with natural resources they want to hijack is to use ‘humanitarian intervention’ by creating a humanitarian crisis using elements that are in their control – Islamic groups are in the control of the West.

 The skeptics and critics before Christening Ven. Ashin Wirathu by various derogatory names must be first aware of the dynamics at play as well as realize that it is well within the rights of the majority of Myanmar as well as the Buddhist sangha that have been a protector of the Buddhist faith to in the absence of political leadership congregate the Buddhist people to realize the dangers at play. For doing that, Ven.Ashin does not deserve to be referred to as a ‘terrorist’ as Time Magazine and Hannah Beecham has and they owe Ven. Wirathu an unconditional apology.

 Moreover, statistically, the Buddhists can show how they have lost Buddhist territory to both Christianity and Islam in their quest for imperial expansion which continues unabated and will not lesson so long as they continue indoctrination and conversion funded officially and through government sponsored missionaries.

 The Buddhist and Hindu majority nation/people grounded to desiring to preserve their heritage, history, culture and value systems have nothing to defend themselves against this all powerful reality which ordinary Christians and ordinary Muslims are unaware of given that they have little right or opportunity to question their faiths and those that do will face condemnation.

 Ven. Wirathu’s 969 movement has been given devastating commentaries. 969 in fact is very symbolic. 9 stands for the special attributes of Buddha, the 6 stands for attributes to the teachings of Dharma and the last 9 stands for the special characteristics or attributes of the clergy.

 A majority Buddhist nation as Sri Lanka has not seen many Buddhist leaders officially invited, Ven. Wirathu is not on any official Government invitation but he comes at a time when the remaining handful of Buddhist majority nations are besieged by numerous factors. The world response to the grievances of the Buddhists have been simply to ask them to follow Buddha’s teachings of tolerance. In other words, the non-Buddhist world demands that Buddhists simply watch until non-Buddhists do what they like to their nations. That was how Malaysia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Korea and Maldives all lost their Buddhist identity even the historical records have today been expunged.

 The Theravada nations have had historical affinity and ties helping each other in times of need.

 The needs of the Buddhists of the remaining majority Buddhist and remaining Buddhist countries do not have a political voice. In the absence of such, it is the Buddhist clergy that must lead the way with nobility following the path of Buddha’s teachings and honoring the Dhamma in every way and rekindling the Buddhist virtues among a society enslaved by capitalist mentality that their value systems and good habits have deteriorated to appalling levels.

 The difference that critics should understand is that a majority Buddhist nation has accepted all faiths too. The same cannot be said of Abrahamic religions in particular Islam where non-Muslims are even denied citizenship. Can those that do not wish to give demand the same as a right?

 It would be good for critics to give an ear to Ven. Wirathu, listen to the grievance of Myanmar especially when most of the Islamic troubles are all funded and its roots lead back to foreign intelligence who have found an easy bait in Muslims and Islam.

 The majority populace of any nation have every right to protect its heritage, history, culture and values and not have it diluted by experimental concepts out to change the dynamics of these nations.

 Sri Lanka and Myanmar together with the other Theravada Buddhist nations have a proud history they want to preserve and it is their right to preserve that history.

 Shenali D Waduge

9 Responses to “Ven. Ashin Wirathu – Welcome to Sri Lanka”

  1. Lorenzo Says:


    Ven. Ashin Wirathu – Welcome to Sri Lanka.

    IF Buddhism is to survive for future people to follow, it has to be PHYSICALLY protected too. Not just the practice.

    KUNG FU monks verses NALANDA monks. One thrived, the other perished.

    SL-Burma-Thailand all face JIHAD terrorism. They should fight them TOGETHER. ISRAEL is the third biggest weapons supplier to all 3 because Israel fears ISLAMIZATION of these 3 countries will turn the FEW SANE parts of Asia to INSANE.

  2. Leela Says:

    Cousins of the acknowledged terrorists of today, the ISIS or ISIL have been multiplying in Sri Lanka by the name Wahhabis since 1970s. There weren’t Wahabbis in Sri Lanka before 1973. From the inception Wahhabis have attacked Sufi mosques and cowed the Sufies to such an extent that the traditional Muslims meaning Sufi sects are fast getting extinct in Sri Lanka. Billas covered from tip to toe in black and bearded men in long barges have become a common sight everywhere. They are busy producing babies like in a production line. Consequently, 7% of Muslims in Sri Lanka have passed 10% in just a decade.

    This has happened in Rahine state of Myanmar too. Ven Wirathu warned about the Muslim population explosion. The Guardian reported as Wirathu said that “they will capture our country in the end.” That must be Wirathu’s allaged terrorist act that anti Buddhists are spreading around. Indeed Myanmar Government commission found that the population growth of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state is 10 times higher than that of the Buddhists. Hence, authorities in Western Rakhine state have introduced a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families to ease tensions with the Rohingya’s Buddhist neighbors after a spate of deadly sectarian violence, an official said.

    Venerable Ashin Wirathu is in Sri Lanka to participate in the BBS conference. In my opinion, Wirathu brought a friendly but a silent message to 10% Sri Lanka Muslims. ‘Keep out of the global Muslim terrorism and limit your baby production and be in line with others.’

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said Leela!

    But I DISAGREE with you on this:

    “From the inception Wahhabis have attacked Sufi mosques and cowed the Sufies to such an extent that the traditional Muslims meaning Sufi sects are fast getting extinct in Sri Lanka.”

    This is NOT TRUE. They also grow like amoeba.

    1. The problem is NOT Whhabis alone. The problem is their ENTIRETY that is growing SO FAST that they will take over ALL OTHER living beings.

    2. There is VERY HIGH probability of other sects becoming Wahhabis than non-Muslims becoming Wahhabis. So the problem is the same whether they immediately become Wahhabis or grow and become Wahhabis.


    I don’t think Wirathu is an OFFICIALLY BANNED TERRORIST.
    Even if he is, look at the LONG LONG LIST of banned MUSLIM and TAMIL terrorist groups!! Many times more.

  4. Leela Says:

    Thank you and the point taken.

  5. Christie Says:

    The problems facing Burma and the island nation are similar. During the period of British-Indian empire people were free to move from one dominion to another. Muslims in Bengal moved to Burma while Tamils moved to Ceylon. By the time of WWII three quarters of the arable land of Burma was under the control of Indians providing rice to the British dominions/Indian colonies.

  6. HanMg Says:

    “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” Sun Tzu

    MOST OF ISLAM IS BASED ON “INFIDEL-PHOBIA”. Islam devotes a great amount of energy to the kafir or infidel (non believers). Not only is the majority (64%) of the Koran devoted to the kafir, but also nearly all of the Sira (81%) deals with Mohammed’s struggle with them. The Hadith (Traditions) devotes 32% of the text to kafirs

    Recent news regarding the brutality of ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Islamic Rohingya Terrorists may have many of you wondering “How is it possible in 21st Century?” Some western leaders and apologists blame it on “few bad apples” and avoid seeking the truth. On they other hand, ISIS and other terrorists claim that they are the “true Muslims”.

    Quranic verses are obligatory to muslims who must follow them without question. If you read through Koran or the link below you will note that ISIS and other terrorists have followed through with the Quranic obligations however brutal it may seem to the rest of the world.

    There is no condemnation of the specific brutal acts e.g. killing infidels by ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Islamic Rohingya Terrorists, etc.. from muslim clerics or heads of state or Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), because it would be an inferred criticism of Koran which is blasphemous and punishable by death. To most muslims, ISIS and other terrorists are soldiers of Islam necessary for subjugation of the world to Islam.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Continue to enlighten us, HanMg. The world comes to realize that the problem is NOT a FEW BAD ISLAMIC APPLES but the entire apple cart of Islam.

    Because Islam makes it MANDATORY for Muslims to chop the heads off of non-believers.

    Islam is the enemy of civilization and humanity and it must be neutralized. This is the BITTER TRUTH the world now comes to realize.

    Some EXCEPTIONALLY INTELLIGENT people like the JAPANESE (Islam is BANNED in Japan) and JEWS always knew this.

    Today ALL the superpowers are fighting against Islam.

    USA, France and UK are in a coalition fighting Islam in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria and Iraq.
    China is fighting its own Islam problem in Xianjing.
    Russia is fighting Islam in southern Russia. This month marked the 10th anniversary of the BESLAN SCHOOL MASSACRE by Islam.

  8. Christie Says:

    Please note Indonesia is the biggest Muslim nation and has banned ISIS and other similar organizations.

  9. Naram Says:

    It is important for we Sri Lankans and Buddhists in particular to understand the developments in Burma and also those of neighbouring Thailand and other Asian countries, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea South and Northin comparison to us.

    Buddhist groups /nikayas /nations have to develop a common theme and a vocabulary agreeing on the basics and the threats faced by rampant ISIS tribes, economic problems of rural folks moving to cities or to work abroad and the invasion of tourist industry and its unsavoury aspects.

    By close association I have learnt that any South Koreans do not like to proclaim their religion fearing repercussion.

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