National Problem in Sri Lanka
Posted on August 9th, 2019

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia  DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE

Before we step into analyzing and advocating National Problem, we have to define what Nation” and National Problem” means.

The nation is a body or group of masses of a country, cohesive under an autonomous government of their own. It does not define race/races or group of races or ethnicity. The word cohesive means organized and interconnected socially. National Problem is therefore not restricted to only one single or multiple races (s). It is National”. However, people with low intelligence of the different ethnic group define National problem as According to Sinhalese/Tamil/Muslims/Burghers”

Any issues raised by any race in a multicultural society can convert itself into a national problem. Social Problems can also transform itself into a national problem. E.g. Bribery, Corruption, Sex scandal, drugs, absence of Law & Order, racial violence, political activities that inhibit economic and technological growth.

What the Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims, Burghers think and advocate as a National Problem is not a National Problem at all. It is their race and inferiority complex problem.

Of course, the Burghers in SL live peacefully with no racial conscious. To the Burghers in SL, everyone is the same (equality) and equal and they live in cohesion.

SriLanka is a Nation of a group of inhabitants of a country, cohesively living under an autonomous government of their own. SriLanka is a Republic practicing Democracy”. We have to educate our self to learn about Democracy”. Democracy is the institutionalization of freedom. It is also quoted; 1: the rule of the majority. 2: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. 3: a political unit that has a democratic government. (Refer SriLanka, Sovereignty, Democracy and Terrorism-ISBN 978-0-646-94127-1)

History of Tamils:

King Elara (204 BC – 164 BC)

After capturing the throne of Lanka, Elara ruled the country justly. He ruled the country for 44 years. King Elara had a bell hanging near his bed. If someone feels that injustice was done to him, that person could ring this bell.

Story of a young calf:

While King Elara’s son was going to Tissa reservoir in a chariot, he accidentally went over a calf. The cow, (mother of the calf) went and rang the bell. King Elara found out that his son had killed a calf, ordered him to death the same exact way the calf died. Ref:

Who was this Tamil king? Was he a citizen of SriLanka? No. They were invaders from India. When they are been beaten by their enemies they run to the South and invade SriLanka. The story of the young calf should be considered lies propagated by the then people to show magnificence and triumph of Tamil Kings. It’s nothing but Bull Shit”. The truth is if Elara was a just king, why did he invade SriLanka, kill many Sinhala people and capture Anuradhapura?

DS Senanayake (21 October 1883 – 22 March 1952).

DS Senanayaka was an uneducated man with maybe sixth standard education. Quote: Wikipedia. The UNP was founded on 6 September 1946 by amalgamating three right-leaning pro-dominion parties from the majority Sinhalese community and minority Tamil and Muslim communities. It was founded by Don Stephen Senanayake, who was in the forefront in the struggle for independence from the United Kingdom, having resigned from the Ceylon National Congress because he disagreed with its revised aim of ‘the achieving of freedom’ from the British Empire.

The mistake he (DSS) made was to handover the leadership to his son in 1952 being the leadership dynasty. This resulted in the resignation of SWRD Bandaranaike, formed the new party SLFP, who then became the prime minister of Ceylon in 1956 and carried out left-wing reforms such as nationalizing bus services and introducing legalization to prohibit caste-based discrimination. The second mistake was disfranchising the estate Tamils which was planned before independence in 1948.

A National Problem             -Believe in the dynasty and promote family politics and nepotism.

The beauty here is that the party UNP, United National Party reflects Nationalism. It was a coalition of the races in SL. However, their policies and politics destroyed SL since independence.

It is not a question of who decides on the National Problem. The government is elected by the people, of the people, and for the people. Majority rules. Then why do we raise the question of who decides on the national problem?

Let us discuss the major national problems:

The racial conflict in 1915 & 1974 between Muslims and Sinhalese was a national problem. Muslims are minority migrants, while the Sinhalese were the sons of the soil. The mental state of the jihadis tic Muslims has not changed even now. Every country they are in, they want to conquer and rule, making the country an Islamic state. Muslims want every piece of land for their kith and kin. Muslims want their own Sharia Law which hurts other races. Therefore, it strongly denotes that this is a national problem for the state as it leads to violence and destruction making the state volatile economically and technologically. Now, Muslims have become an international problem.

Tamils: Just after independence, SJVC left Congress and formed his own party called, Tamil Arasu Katchi”, meaning Federal Party. The English translation for the Tamil word is Tamil Government Party. Although SJVC was from Malaysia, he was able to rise up to popularity because of the racial confrontation. Since 1949, Tamils have been at loggerhead with the Sinhala government which is a National Problem. Tamils, like the Muslims, want every piece of land and rule SriLanka. The 70 million Tamils in India inherently give them the majority complex. The Tamils think that the UN can rule SL to satisfy the Tamils. This is where Tamil politicians and people have not understood Democracy”. The terrorist activity from 1970 to 2009 destroyed SL. This denotes that Tamils acts and objective is a national problem. Why? It causes insecurity and restrains growth. Tamil politicians running to the UN is a National Problem. UN does not govern SL. Therefore, Tamil political and terrorist activities have been a severe National Problem in SL since independence.

The social and caste problems in the North have become a National Problem for SL now. Drugs, Sex Scandals in schools, Ava group. These have been smuggled into the South. The important fact is that the Tamil Politicians have congregated and converged into a National Problem now.

Sinhala Issues

History states that the Indians invaded SriLanka and the Sinhalas were oppressed, discriminated and slaughtered at times, which horrified the Sinhala race. The incidents have deeply rooted in the minds of the Sinhalas and overtime generated hatred against the Muslims and Tamils. The Sinhalese community in the South were mixed with SE Asian races like Cambodians, Indonesians, etc which can be seen from the outlook in the South of the present time Sinhala race. The people were brought in by the Indian kings after invading South East Asian countries when they marched into the South of SL.

e.g. For years in books, a chapter was taught as follows: The mother of Dutugamunu asked her son as to why he was sleeping like a worm. To which Dutugamunu replied: I cannot Amma cos on one side it is the sea and the other side is full of Tamils. Therefore, I cannot sleep straight. This injected deep-rooted into the minds of the Sinhalese as a National Problem as hatred.

The Sinhalese-Tamils riots were an indication of the mind-set of the Sinhalas. In a democratic environment, the majority of people should not take up arms and kill the minority race. Police and Military are there to discipline them. When such acts step in as a mind-set in the majority’s mind then it is a National Problem. The acts repeated in 1977 and 1983 with devastating killing and raping. When Buddhism creeps into the minds of the Sinhalese as a superior religion, then it is a National Problem as it inflicts a deep-rooted mindset in the minds of the people. Buddhism is not a religion, but a Philosophy. Readers should look back at what happened in Burma when thousands of Muslims were massacred and the influx of Muslims into Bangladesh and other countries increased. It becomes a national Problem to the receiving countries. Some Sinhala people seem to hate Tamils even in foreign countries. The writer has experienced such acts.

Every minor incident seems to convert itself into a National Problem. The races in SL shall rid of xenophobic mind and free themselves. Bribery has now become a national problem by even the GOSL trying to bribe MPs with cars to get votes. Bribery has now become a national problem by even the GOSL trying to bribe MPs with money to get votes to sustain their power. The author’s book titled Psychology in Governance” will enhance more knowledge to readers. This book may be released in October 2019. What is required now for SL is to elect one good honest dedicated leader to be the President. This leader shall have knowledge in Psychology, management, discipline and will come forward to serve the people (society). One such person in SriLanka is no one else but Mr. GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA (GR), former Defence Secretary. There shall be no comedians (Beans) attempt to split the votes by joining the different party and disturb the equilibrium, peace, and tranquillity. Mr. GR will reshape the country’s economy, harmony, cohesiveness, unity, and equilibrium. Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa can give his moral democratic support to Mr. GR and be the Prime Minister. Messrs MR and GR are loved by the people of SL and especially the North and East. It is an appeal, being a Tamil that all Sri Lankans shall support Mr. GR and vote. All Tamils should vote for GR.

UNP and its party members, particularly Mr. Ranil W have done enough damage to the economy to SriLanka. The country has gone to the brim of debt and will be submerged in debt or become another Hawaii to the USA or Andaman Island to India.

The national problem is the collateral of buying votes to win. This is considered the dirtiest politics in the world. The current government rip off the Central Bank and the man who ripped is still on the run. It is a good lesson for the people of SL. Peoples money has been ripped off. There are people who cannot afford to have one good meal a day. However, politicians and Muslims enjoy rich food and Muslims attempt to curtail the birth rate of Sinhalese and Tamils.


2 Responses to “National Problem in Sri Lanka”

  1. Gunasinghe Says:

    Kanthan, You always very education and make sense essays. Thanks for educating our dumb politetians. We need a benevolent dictator to straighten up the country.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sri Lanka is ON TRACK to be GREAT AGAIN!

    Pohottuwa Convention accepts Mahinda Rajapaksa as Party Leader and Gothabhaya Rajapaksa as Candidate for President!


    Ratna Deepa, Janma Bhumi
    Lanka Deepa Vijaya Bhumi
    Mey Apey Udaaru Wu
    Maathru Bhumiyayi!
    Maathru Bhumiyayi!

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