Eastern Governor’s wife interferes in temple issue- Is it reconciliation ( Sanhindiyawa   සංහිඳියාව ) 
Posted on December 30th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  

We all know that most of the wives of discarded politicians visit Kali Amma Kovil in Modera –Colombom15 . These wives visit the Kovil to curse on the opposition members begging divine help to bring the husbands to power .I wonder whether the VIP visited the Kovil to seek divine help ?

I am sure this Kovil in Muttur has been a place where Adivasi Tamil speaking community patronize  to seek help to punish people who may have done something wrong to them.

If it is a historical Buddhist archeological site, independent commission should be formed with members of Buddhist clergy   and ascertain the correctness the claims by  both parties.

If one visits Kathatagama Devalaya .one can see the prominence is given to God Kathargama who is a Hindu God and Buddhist Temple ,Bo tree and all other gods of your choice are given a place inside the premised .

During this period of reconciliation ( Sanhindiyawa   සංහිඳියාව )  spearheaded by none other than Ex-President of Sri Lanka ( Whose father was instrumental in creating the rift between two nationalities for political gains and killed by a Buddhist monk) ,Mrs Chandika Bandaranayake  can chair the commission and find an amicable solution to this Temple /Kovil problem .

My suggestion is to provide space for both communities to pray the god they prefer if they wish.

Real Buddhist should preach Metta .Karuna and act with Upeksha  and preach for reconciliation .

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

2 Responses to “Eastern Governor’s wife interferes in temple issue- Is it reconciliation ( Sanhindiyawa   සංහිඳියාව ) ”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    It is completely wrong to say Real Buddhist should preach Metta .Karuna and act with Upeksha and preach for reconciliation .Buddhist should develop Metta .Karuna and act with Upeksha to eradicate evils components of your thought, Loba Dvesha and Moha. However, the Buddhist relics played a major roll in propagating Buddhism through out the world. It is our responsibility of safeguarding Buddhist relics at the same time.

    Read this Burke Lecture on Buddhism in a Global Age of Technology by A distinguished scholar of Buddhism.

    Lewis Lancaster founded the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative to use the latest computer technology to map the spread of various strands of Buddhism from the distant past to the present. Series: “Burke Lectureship on Religion & Society” [6/2008] [Humanities] [Show ID: 14331]


  2. Charles Says:

    The Buddhists have been preaching Metta, Karuna and acted with upekkha and continueing with a silly absurd reconciliation. It is now the right of the Buddhists to to stand up against this Tamil brutality towards what is Buddhist. With all our preaching we have only lost our rights, priviledges and our heritage as Sinhala Buddhists.

    Mano Ganeshan like Sarath Obeysekara speaks against the wife of the Governor for speaking out her heart. Saamapura belongs to Sinhala Buddhists not to Tamils or Muslims.

    Why cannot this lady who seeing this despicable destruction had been moved by a great loss to the Buddhists speak against the malicious act ?

    Did any one or Mano Ganeshan Objected when Sivajilingam and his group of Tamil Racists went to the Sinhala village in the North where the Sinhala IDPs had been settled asked for their identity cards and threatened them asking them to leave the village immediately , Enough is enough we value ancient ruins but uneducated people do not have values, that is why the Talibans blew up the Bamiyan Buddhist Statue ?

    Do you accept that too Doctor Sarath Obeysekara ?

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