Is Sri Lanka the 30th state of India?
Posted on March 9th, 2016

Press release National University Teachers Association of Sri Lanka

We wish to register our vehement protest against the statements made by Mr. Y.K. Sinha, HE the Indian High Commissioner, recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel in the presence of members of the Sri Lankan business community and Indian officials.

Reading Mr. Sinha’s remarks, we were left wondering whether this country is ruled today from Colombo or from New Delhi.  He has the effrontery to make offensive remarks and to cast aspersions on political parties and personalities in our country.  Mr. Sinha enjoys the hospitality of this nation, as a guest, only so long as he acts within the limits of diplomatic propriety and with due respect for the host nation.

We denounce his conduct as preposterous. We would like to know whether the External Affairs Minister of India would tolerate similar behaviour on the part of foreign diplomats accredited to India and, if not, whether she endorses the conduct of her country’s High Commissioner here.

What we find especially worrying is the total disregard of mutual respect, which is the mainstay of international relations.

We as patriotic university academics oppose the blatant violation of Sri Lankan sovereignty and dignity by the Indian High Commissioner. Sri Lankan government should consider declaring him persona non-graata.

National University Teachers Association of Sri Lanka


Dr. Channa Jayasumana


National University Teachers Association Sri Lanka (NUTA)

The signatories to the letter are:

  Name University
1 Prof. Iduragare Dharmarathana Thero Kelaniya University
2 Prof. Wawwe Dhammarakkhitha Thero Buddhist and Pali University
3 Prof. Therele Dhammarathana Thero Kelaniya University
4 Dr. Bamunugama Shanthawimala University of Peradeniya
5 Dr. Maduruoye Dhammissara Thero Kelaniya University
6 Dr. Moragollagama Uparathana Thero Buddhist and Pali University
7 Dr. Kapugollawe Anandakiththi Thero Kelaniya University
8 Dr. Pitigala Vijitha Thero Buddhist and Pali University
9 Ven. Walapane Gnanasena Thero Kelaniya University
10 Prof. Ranjith Senaratne Ruhuna University
11 Prof. Upali Amarasinghe Kelaniya University
12 Prof. Sisira Siribaddana Rajarata University
13 Prof. Krishantha Abeysena Kelaniya University
14 Prof. M.D.Lamawansa University of Peradeniya
15 Prof. Vijitha Nanayakkara  University of Peradeniya
16 Prof. Ranjith Premalal de Silva University of Peradeniya
17 Prof. S. Subasinghe University of Ruhuna
18 Prof. Gamini Fonseka University of Ruhuna
19 Prof. P. Hewage University of Ruhuna
20 Prof. Sudantha Liyanage Sri Jayewardenepura
21 Prof. Mala Amarasinghe University of Kelaniya
22 Prof. Priyani Paranagama University of Kelaniya
23 Prof. Deepika Amarasinghe University of Kelaniya
24 Prof. Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme University of Kelaniya
25 Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama University of Colombo
26 Prof. Janitha Liyanage University of Kelaniya
27 Prof. Thilak Attanayake University of Wayamba
28 Prof. Yasanjalee Jayathilake Sri Jayewardenepura University
29 Dr. Ravindra Lokupitiya Sri Jayewardenepura University
30 Dr. Prasad Jayaweera Sri Jayewardenepura University
31 Dr. Wasantha Devasiri University of Ruhuna
32 Dr. Suneth Agampodi Rajarata University
33 Dr. Lakshman Jayaratne University of Colombo
34 Dr. Achala Jayathilake University of Colombo
35 Dr. C. Pushpakumara Moratuwa University
36 Dr. W.P. Wijewardhana Rajarata University
37 Dr. J.M.S.B. Jayasundara Rajarata University
38 Dr. Channa Jayasumana Rajarata University
39 Dr. Buddhika Abeyrathna Rajarata University
40 Senior lecturer Madhavi Herath University of Peradeniya
41 Dr. Nayana Liyanaarachchi University of Ruhuna
42 Dr. Pushpika Jayawardena University of Ruhuna
43 Dr. Chandana Wickremarathna University of Ruhuna
44 Dr. Champa Wijewickrema University of Ruhuna
45 Dr. Eisha Waidyarathne University of Ruhuna
46 Dr. Dimuthu Piyaratne University of Ruhuna
47 Dr. Saman Ediriweera University of Ruhuna
48 Dr. Jeewanie Jayasinghe Arachchige University of Ruhuna
49 Dr. Abhaya Balasuriya Rajarata University
50 Senior lecturer Mahendra Gunawardane Kelaniya University
51 Senior lecturer Nemsiri Jayathilake Open University
52 Senior lecturer Raja Gunaratne Open University
53 Senior lecturer Sumedha Weerawardhana University of Peradeniya
54 Senior lecturer Mahinda Pathirana Sabaragamuwa University
55 Senior lecturer Jayaprasad Welgama Sabaragamuwa University
56 Senior Lecturer R.K.D. Randeni Rajarata University
57 Senior Lecturer M.H.J.P.Gunaratne Rajarata University
58 Senior Lecturer Sudath Senarath Kelaniya University
59 Senior Lecture Harsha Darmapriya Kelaniya University
60 Senior Lecturer Gunapala Ratnesekara Sri Jayewardenepura University
61 Senior Lecturer S. Amarasekara Buddhist and Pali University
62 Lecturer Nilantha Dissanayaka Buddhist and Pali University
63 Lecturer Vindhya Weerawardana Kelaniya University
64 Lecturer D. Gunatilake Buddhist and Pali University
65 Dr. R.M Abhayarathne University of Peradeniya
66 Senior lecturer Nandana Wijesinghe University of Peradeniya
67 Senior lecturer Shantha Wanninayake University of Peradeniya



7 Responses to “Is Sri Lanka the 30th state of India?”

  1. Sarath W Says:

    Thank you for all the signatories of the National University Teachers Association for your patriotic stand. This shows those crooked politicians in the government that these leaned teachers are true patriots.

  2. Christie Says:

    We are not the 30th State of India.

    We are an Indian colony run by Indian imperialists and Indian colonial parasites and soon millions of Indian vermin after ECTA or something.

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    We are not the 30th State of India.- agreed Indian flag is flying in sky of Jalpanam not You Modayas sinha-Kodiya or We Sakkiliyas Puli-Kodi .

    We-Tamil, We-are the Tamils !!!

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Memory jog :

    *. INDIA trained the LTTE in Tamil Nadu.
    *. INDIA imposed under Duress the 13-A on the JRJ govt.

    What has HE Mr Sinha to say to this ?
    Conduct unbecoming from Indian diplomats (we include then Mr Dixit of the 13-A fame and possibly 1983 Riots together with Cath church, as JRJ evicted the Papal Nuncio two weeks or so after the Riots of 1983).

    We agree with the University Teachers Assoc. Bravo !


  5. Dham Says:

    It is very fast becoming 30th State,
    Unless people divert attention from personalities to save the Sinhala nation.

    People must join hand in hand without going after heartless politicians.

    Problem is not the aggressor , aggressor is always the aggressor but if we fail to see the aggressor going to refuge of persons we mistook as our protectors, we only see the final result.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:


    It is these personalities who are driving the Nation nuts – they break the Law of the Land with impunity and get away with it. The Law is mocked on a daily basis. The present day leaders are to be blamed.


    If CHANGE (Venasa) has to happen, then the pros and cons of CHANGE have to be made Public first, without FALSE DISTRACTIONS, pouncing on War Heroes and blaming all the LAW BREAKING and wrong ideas back firing, brought about by Yahap, on the MR govt. The People will not be fooled.

    That Yahap on the fast track to Capitalism/Fascism is evident. We are supposed to have a Nation called the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Under Yahap, is it so ?

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    If more PRIVATE INVESTMENTS and businesses (Ranil’s Comfort Zone) are to be brought into Lanka, then the climate for such Investments must be there. The World Bank made a comment to that effect recently. Confidence in the Leadership must prevail first. The leadership must create a climate of confidence for the investor on a long term basis. For that to happen, the People must feel confident about the Changes. The present leaders do not have the capacity to reach out to the People, explain to them what needs to be done to bring about a betterness through Change, and how they are going to do that. The People have NO CONFIDENCE IN THE PRESENT LEADERS. They are going on the past performance of these Leaders. We do not blame the People for feeling so – so do we.

    We pass a Vote of No Confidence on the present day Leaders of Lanka.

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