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Better Have Even A Tamil President? What’s Wrong With That Abayatissa Hamuduruwo?

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Today’s demographic reality is such that the Sinhala people, despite their majority status, cannot sustain themselves without the free cooperation of the Tamil and Muslim people. Either we go it together or we go bust. On the contrary, what leaders like Abayatissa Thero and other Sinhala right wing extremists seem to be telling the minorities are: “you join us, but remember we are in charge.”

A Tamil?

A report appeared in the Island (25/10) that Revd Dr Medagoda Abayatissa of the Sunethradevi Pirivena has declared, “it is better for the country to have even a Tamil as President than to be divided.” He said this addressing the media at the National Library and Documentation Centre.

Yes, Revd Dr Abayatissa. What ever could be wrong about having a Tamil as President? The term,”even,” in your assertion suggests that to pick a Tamil is not quite right and, maybe, only an unfortunate last resort. Why?

Dr Medagoda Abayatissa

Hasn’t anyone told you about the pivotal role played by our Tamil and Muslim brethren in the struggle for independence from the colonial masters? Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Ponnambalam Arunachalam, TB Jayah, M.C Siddi Lebbe and others who fought along with Sinhala leaders to convince the British that our island can be governed as one entity. For hundreds of years these people have been living together with us sharing, caring, and contributing toward our island. Contrary to your prejudice, isn’t it a wonderful thing to have a Tamil as our President? A great and wise move that heals? Remember how Pandit Nehru went up to Ali Jinnah and beckoned the latter to be India’s first Prime Minister? Nehru made this gesture  when Jinnah was planning a break-away Pakistan. Is this kind of move not in your  political vocabulary?

Or is it that you really think our minorities are inferior specimens? In the name of Buddhism-leave alone common sense-  please educate us? Buddhist teachings are unfaltering about man’s equal biology and equal human rights. Have you heard of the four Brahma Viharas that the Buddha urged his followers to practice; not merely to practice, but to build into their lives? Metta (sincere friendliness) is the primary of them and Karuna (compassion) follows Metta. You don’t seem to follow either. Second, your historical memory of how our country got independence obliterates the pivotal role of Tamil and Muslim leaders in that struggle.

Phobia Creation

The ‘Bring Back Rajapaksa Campaign,’ commenced on the feet of the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Rajapaksa family and cohorts of various ranks and levels who enjoyed a decade of financial benefits from the franchising of corruption throughout the island banded together as they had to smell the impending danger. Evidently and surprisingly, government has been in no hurry to make them meet their ditta dhamma vedaneeya karma. These Rajapaksians, on the other hand, had more politically savvy than the government and they thought it best to keep the heat up. A new device of serially constructing phobias followed.

Monster bogeys were created but they have all flopped with the passing of time when events belied the false charges. Came the security question first: “Our country’s security is in serious danger,’ was the slogan. We now know it is not. Then, came the ‘selling the country bogey.’ That could not be sustained as people have been made to realise that no selling, really, has taken place-certainly not up to the level the previous regime sold. Government managed to get the upper hand in countering the move. A rare toughness was demonstrated there. Next, came the bogey about the protection clauses for Buddhism being taken away from the proposed constitution. That, too, hissed out-although not like soda. Now, it is the heightened campaign that the island is to be divided, devolved, and delivered to the Tamils and Muslims on a platter!

déjà vu?

This last bogey harks back in a sinister way to the pre-LTTE Sinhala communal campaigns. It gives me a déjà vu feeling that I am, sometimes, frightened about because if that communal fire is re-ignited and recycled what we have gained after a thirty-year long war would go down the drain and Sri Lanka will be doomed forever as though a kind of Noah’s flood has drowned it into history. In that event one can be sure India and the global powers will back a secession. Today’s demographic reality is such that the Sinhala people, despite their majority status, cannot sustain themselves without the free cooperation of the Tamil and Muslim people. Either we go it together or we go bust. On the contrary, what leaders like Abayatissa Thero and other Sinhala right wing extremists seem to be telling the minorities are: “you join us, but remember we are in charge.”

Campaign isn’t Penetrating

My fear is awakened as the campaign could have a visceral and gut-penetrating impact for those among the public- at -large who maybe drawn to it. The question is will the masses be drawn to it this time? Will mass emotion hijack mass commonsense? Strangely, certain middle class elements have joined the bandwagon. These are segments of the population who are typically educated. Observing the Diaspora emails I get, it is not hard to find professional persons and educated persons lining up to fan the smouldering coal; to keep the fires on. I get foul-smelling emails from these guys.

The positive signs are that the campaign isn’t penetrating the broad masses like last time. It is more articulated and more organised; it employs the devices of digital media and it is active in social media; it is all these because moneyed and skilled professionals are behind the campaign, yet it is failing to spread. This is evident and this is the fault line that government must exploit. The absence of a charismatic leader is also a weak spot in their armoury. MR looks tired more than inspired and he doesn’t convince. People are listening less and less to him. The daily exposures of his and his clan’s misdemeanours while in office  are eroding the once mythical popular faith in the Rajapaksa’s. For a brief moment people asked, ”how about Gota?’ But the latter’s future is in the balance as one needs to know whether that future will be (Athule) “inside,” or “outside.”

New Jaathyalaya

Be that as it may, we see before us the new version of the “nation saving campaign.” Here, “ nation,” of course means the Sinhalas- with the manaapaya for Sinhala Buddhists. Monks of Mahinda are out as the monks of SWRD came out in 1956. Bodu Bala Sena Commander-in-Chief  did his job trying to stir anti-Muslim feeling and he is in low key now; the law-enforcers are behind him. It was real drama watching this man behave raucously. The Buddha would have identified him as part of the Maara Senawa. So were many of the younger yellow-robes he had got together. Two holy blokes were arrested for invading the safe house where Rohingya refugees were kept. What Buddhist compassion they displayed toward a most vulnerable  and helpless lot of people! Well, that is the Buddhism of racism or jaathyaalaya. One man in robes was found to be a paid layperson!

Now, we have a new monk -star emerging. He is Revd Dr. Medagoda Abayatissa. Like Revd. Uduwe, who is charged for illegally keeping elephants, this guy is handsome. Wonder if he goes for facials as Revd Uduwe is supposed to have done?  Abayatissa Thero has, luckily for us, identified himself already and we know on which side of narrative he is. He is a founding member of Gota’s Viyathmaga. Later, he added to his pro-Gota portfolio another organisation called “Eliya.” All evidence Abayatissa Thero runs behind Gota or the other way about or both are running behind each other. With Gota not yet cleared of charges of major fraud and of having  Gestapo-style hit-squads under him during his mighty days, this association raises eyebrows. For our purposes, however, this information is welcome as we are able to identify the monk’s agenda.

No Factual Basis

The official line adopted by these elements is that the proposed devolution would be on an ethnic basis. I haven’t seen the proposals yet for the simple reason they are not yet finalised.However, these protagonists of Rajapaksa have telepathic powers and they know before hand. If devolution is proposed it is impossible to do that on ethnic lines. How could you? Tamils and Muslims are scattered all over the island. I don’t think the government will be willing to pick them up from where they are and place them in separate territories. What about devolution of powers to the North and East, one may ask. That does not constitute ethnic devolution by any stretch of imagination. There maybe predominantly Tamil populations in the North and the East maybe dominantly Muslim. On the other hand, there are Sinhalese and Muslims in both territories and there is no proposal to restrict the devolved territories to specific ethnic groups; it isn’t practical to do mad things like that. The demographic inflow and outflow will continue naturally. Sinhalese who are the majority islandwide will be temporary minorities in these devolved regions. However, Island-wide they are an overwhelming majority. So what?

Besides, the key questions relate to the depth of devolved powers and not the territory. This has not been discussed yet; nor does Abayatissa Thero able to forecast that. Another moot point is that the devolved territories will have to depend on central government for funds. This has happened to the prevailing devolved territories. Dependence on the centre means control by the centre and surveillance by the centre. Doesn’t the learned Dr monk not know that simple practicality?

They are in Business

These considerations demonstrate that there is no factual or rational reason for this orchestrated push against Constitution reforms. The government had received a mandate from over 62 lakhs of voters to change the constitution. It must carry out its promise in the name of democracy. This is peoples’ sovereignty. This is what we want. The sovereignty that rests with the people cannot be grabbed by the Mahanayakes, Revd Dr Abayatissa, the Bellanwila Chief priest, or any others.

The monks know all this. They know the facts. Yet, they are in the campaign. It is just that they have another script for a game of their own. Knowingly, they sing another song. The naked reality of the campaign is clear. It is a resumption of the ‘Bring Back Rajapaksa,” movement. Viyathmaga, Eliya, or whatever follows in that vein are all the same. Big wigs under threat of soon facing court are hell-bent on sabotaging the trials and returning to their perks. Officials who once hanged around them for handsome remuneration are working. Many of them are to face court. As we know out of past experience, there is a lot of money in this Jaathyalaya business. When in power, they feathered their nest in incredible manner. They squandered state money, stole, and murdered.Where there is money, backers gather. Sri Lanka has  a new political class derived out of  commercial patriotism. A patriotism that exchanges and is bought and sold in the marketplace of evil-minded men.

*The writer can be contacted at sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

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    What Rev. Abayatissa is preaching is not Buddhism. Its cruelty and hatred like Hitler.Some day this clan will reap the benefits of what they are sawing.

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      Dr Medagoda Abayatissa, You are a Para, Check your genetics

      RE: Better Have Even A Tamil President? What’s Wrong With That Abayatissa Hamuduruwo?

      //”Today’s demographic reality is such that the Sinhala people,…. On the contrary, what leaders like Abayatissa Thero and other Sinhala right wing extremists seem to be telling the minorities are: “you join us, but remember we are in charge.””//

      Dr Medagoda Abayatissa, first of all, you must be reminded that YOU, the Sinhala, the Tamils, the Muslims and others, EXCEPT the Native Veddah Aethho are Paras, Para-deshis, foreigners, in this Land of Native Veddah Aethho. They should be referred to as Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims etc. and the biggest PROBLEM all of them have is the low average IQ of 79.

      However,, OCCASIONALLY, a Para may prop up who is well above the mean, and a more suitable candidate to be President, Prime Minister etc. Just look at USA. They elected a Black man, after a white man created so much havoc, and he was replaced by a White man, who is creating so much havoc again.

      So why not elect the most suitable BEST Para? What did the enlightened Buddha teach? Read Ven Narada’s Book, THE BUDDHA and HIS TEACHINGS.

      Now, the Paras from India should get back to their Para-Homeland, India, Bengal, Bihar, Orissa. , South India, etc.? Because of Para-Sinhala “Buddhists” like you. in the name of their Para-beliefs.

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258335458_Mitochondrial_DNA_history_of_Sri_Lankan_ethnic_people_Their_relations_within_the_island_and_with_the_Indian_subcontinental_populations

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

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        DUMB AMARASIRI: YOu say Veddas were in Sinhala since the times immemorials. what is the the culture, sivilization and the naem they established in Sinhale ?. What was the native name for Sinhale ?

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          Dumb JIm/ Sunil,
          Where is Sinhale? In Tamil EElam?

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            NO it is in Nasiristhan in the east.

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          Gon Dimwit Jimsofty,

          “YOu say Veddas were in Sinhala since the times immemorials. what is the the culture, sivilization and the naem they established in Sinhale ?. What was the native name for Sinhale ?”

          Just because Para-Sinhala called the Land of native nVeddah Aethho, Sinhalle, or the Para-Tamils called it EElam, does not mean that there no name to the land before that. It was called d the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, roughly trnspaled into Para-Sinha;a as Vedi -Rata, or Vedi-Deepaya, and into Para-Tamil as Verden-Uru or Verden-Nadu.

          Yes they had a civilization. It was farming, fishing and hunting without destroying the environment.

          See Below.

          A Case Report: the Coastal Vedda Community Trapped in the Civil War in Sri Lanka

          Conference Paper · May 2015

          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/300062251_A_Case_Report_the_Coastal_Vedda_Community_Trapped_in_the_Civil_War_in_Sri_Lanka

          The country’s original inhabitants are known as Vedda people and there are three Vedda types in Sri Lanka: Stone Vedda (Cave Dwelling Vedda), Village Vedda and Costal Vedda. Unlike the first two groups who are located in the middle of the country with hunting and gathering subsistence pattern, the Coastal Vedda inhibits the Eastern shoreline of the island and practices maritime fishing.

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        Thank you Amarasiri

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      Upali: what do you want, A Tamil president plus Malayanadu or Nasiristhan ?. YOu know what is pathkade ? Can you count to five in Sinhale ?

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        Having a Tamil President/Prime Minister, Tamil opposition leader, Tamil IGP, Tamil Chief Justice, Tamil Attorney General or even a Tamil Buddhist Maha Nayaka Thero is not going to solve the country’s Tamil National Question. That is not what the Tamils want.

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        Jimsofty…
        I am a follower of Buddhism. I live according to what Buddha preached. That is not to be born again and give away all my possessions the way Buddha gave away during his previous births his eyes head flesh blood and also his wife and children and got rid of all defilement’s and emancipated himself from suffering. I don’t want to be born again and prolong my stay in samsara and the way MR said I am prepared to give 13 plus or ”ELLAM” . If all Buddhists follow Buddhism the way it is preached all Sinhala Buddhists will attain nibbana and there want be an ethnic problem to solve.

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      Thank you Upali

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      Re: What’s Wrong With That Abayatissa Hamuduruwo?

      Thanks for your succinct write up. You are not alone in expressing this view. See what others, some intellectual monks have to say. It is all in the IQ distribution, with a mean of 79.

      “Sri Lankans aren’t a psychologically advanced group” – Ven. Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera says that apologising is a fundamental lesson in Buddhism

      The Sri Lankan Bhikku community doesn’t follow the philosophy. Therefore it lacks intellectuals
      We don’t have innovative minds. Whatever we introduce as ‘new’ has already been done in the West
      I’m a revolutionary and a philosopher and I always present my ideas to the public

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/-Sri-Lankans-aren-t-a-psychologically-advanced-group–139209.html

      “Neither my life of luxury in the palace, nor my life as an ascetic in the forest were paths to enlightenment,” Gauthama Buddha had once said. Hence, by giving up on worldly pleasures, one can end the journey in Samsaara. But in most instances we fail to realise the middle path. While many Bhikkus have played a pivotal role in guiding people in their journeys in Samsaara, politics and other influences have distorted the system in the present day. Ven. Pitiduwe Siridhamma Thera, presently referred to as Arahat Sri Samantha Bhadra Thera, was one such individual who was popular with the masses for his sermons. But to be an Arahat, also called the Perfect One, one must pass the stages of Sotapanna, Sakadagami and Anagami. As a result, his claim to have attained Arahat-hood and his way of living have stirred up so much controversy. In a candid interview with the Daily Mirror Ven. Siridhamma Thera explained the meaning behind the word Arahat, why he has been subject to criticism and why people should follow the Middle Path.

      Read on the link.

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      What more can you expect from the descendants of Indian Prostitutes that Thus and killer Vijaya brought here.

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        So, you are descending from Indian Prostitutes ?

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      “What’s Wrong With That Abayatissa Hamuduruwo?”
      Nothing wrong woth that only thast half baked animals had obtained a PHD and is spoiling the younger generation.

      In the ancient world these joker will be roasted at stake. Why not start it here?

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      S.J Why call him a Hamuduruwo – They are class one parayas.

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      It is about time these yellow-clad hypocrites are exposed. I don’t know much about this particular specimen, but there is the old coot who runs a Nurses Union of all things, and the handsome one from Allen Mathiniyaramaya, who rides in a luxury limo with a built-in LED halo.
      What sort of Buddhism are these creatures preaching? A corollary to what he said would be ” It wouldn’t matter if Siddhartha Gautama was even an Indian”
      ” Strangely, certain middle class elements have joined the bandwagon. These are segments of the population who are typically educated. Observing the Diaspora emails I get, it is not hard to find professional persons and educated persons lining up to fan the smouldering coal”
      Given the narrowness of the “education ” dished out here, this is not surprising. The biggest defenders of Sri Lankan racism reside abroad, taking advantage of the openness of those countries. I have seen e-mails from Sri Lankan immigrants in Australia condemning Muslim immigration to Australia. Can it get more hypocritical???

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        Yellow clad hypocrites, Hey? They are more honorable than the left overs of colonial land thieves like your scummy self and Catholic UNP pandam karayas like ‘kultified’ Saimon Saparamadus of this world. These colonial left overs and UNP pandan karayas who got SLAS promotions by back licking Premadasa and Ranil are getting together now naturally. Saimon writes about the opposition being not very powerful. But they can still match the impotent pendas who are trying to runour country at the moment.

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          Manopala,
          “They are more honorable than the left overs of colonial land thieves l”
          The biggest land thieves were these hypocrites, when the Brits let them hang on to their lands. Has the Buddha given permission for monks to own money, let alone land? Read the Vinaya Pitaka. These “monks” have shot Prime ministers, owned shipping companies, travel in limos, take money for preaching bana, use foul language, interfere in politics, etc. If you think this is pure Buddhism, go get your head tested .

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          So, muslims and christians are against a catholic President as well as a Tamil presidnet ?

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          Yellow clad hypocrites YES YES YES THEY ARE.

          We have a zoological garden with animals who are difficult to feed. Why not try the Monk recipe?

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        OLd codger: that benevolent monks was offering the PResident or PM post as an alternative to the Malayanadu or NAsiristhan. why you are not happy with that. what he should have said ?. Tamils play this game for now 100 years. they can not make up mind. Are you happy if it is given to particular caste ?

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        Thank you Old Codger

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      Brilliant.
      Thanks.
      Make it brief please.

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    Brilliant! That’s all I say

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    First thing we should get clear is that there was no independent struggle of any sort in Sri Lanka. Brits just left this island because they got bankrupted by the WW2 and also for the tireless struggle of Indian and Burmese people. So, There are no hero in our so called independent struggle. There were only British bootlickers.

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      Shenali

      “Brits just left this island because they got bankrupted by the WW2”

      Before the WW2 were the Brits rich and pumping lot of money into this island? Brits must have been benevolent towards the Sinhalese.

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        No they weren’t pumping any money. But, at least they were able to sustain their authority in this tiny island. It was just pure economics. Invest some and take back maximum profits.

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          Shenali, compared to other colonies, British spent more money per capita on Srilanka. Malaysia, Burma major parts of India and Pakistan and the entire African countries were less developed than Srilanka. While Srilanka had broad gauge railway, barring few sections in India and Pakistan, the rest had only meter gauge railway. educational and health institution were more in Srilanka than others. Despite African countries supplying vast amount of raw materials to British industry, there were only very few good roads in those countries. In fact Srilanka was a favoured nation of the British, so much so that when the late Lee Kwan Yu saw at he advancement in Srilanka, he wanted to use it as a model to develop Singapore. Unfortunately Sinhala leaders botched everything.

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        You could have gone with them, why didn’t you Fwit? Also looking at the photograph of the writer, he can do with a facial more than the hamudurows it looks like. Monkey face is a monkey face no matter how many facials you do!

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          Leerathne: It looks like a Tamil name.Where do you find these “Hamudurows” ?

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          Leerathne Gamage: Are you Vadukkodei MP’s son ? Do you know who Mahathir is ?

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      Shenal,

      “Brits just left this island because they got bankrupted by the WW2 and also for the tireless struggle of Indian and Burmese people. ”

      AND the Sheer stupidity and low IQ of the Paras, illegally occupying the Land of Native Vedah Aethho, and their Para-beliefs, which Dr. Medagoda Abayatissa is exhibiting now, that was well recognized by the Para-British.

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        How come veddha’s are native? Haven’t they also came from India? How you deduce that only they are the natives and the rest are aliens? What is the base for your argument?

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          Shenal,
          “How come veddha’s are native? Haven’t they also came from India? How you deduce that only they are the natives”

          Here we go again!! The same old cracked record. Asking for different answers this time? Don’t you have anything else in your repertoire ?

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          Shenal i

          My ancestors walked a long way from Africa to here and developed the land within their means and preserved the land for more than 30,000 years. The ancestors of Tamils and Sinhalese started arriving on Kallathoni from across the Palk straight about less than 3000 years ago.

          Don’t tell me Kallathonies have more rights than my people. The constitution must give more recognition to my people than Grant Dukes of Mahasangha. We are the first nation and the constitution should duly acknowledge this fact.

          It is too much for you to grasp. Just forget it.

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            As far as Dr. R. L. Spittle is concerened, Veddha’s are the people who had inhabited jungles. Not the people who had developed the lands. I think you are mistaken.

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          Dear Shenal,

          “How come veddha’s are native? Haven’t they also came from India? “

          The Native Veddah Aethho, were travelers through India, and claimed the pristine Land called, and called it by various names, all meaning, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. There was nobody to ask for permission, as they were the first.————————————————
          Millennia later the Paras arrived from India. The Paras were living in India, their homeland. So, all the illegal and “legal” arrivals, made “legal” by the illegal Paras, are All Paras. ———————————————————————-
          So, the Paras should get back to their homeland, India, Bharat, Damba-Diva, Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, South India and other Para homelands.

          Modern genetics studies confirm the above narration. No lion or tiger genes were found in the para genes.

          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258335458_Mitochondrial_DNA_history_of_Sri_Lankan_ethnic_people_Their_relations_within_the_island_and_with_the_Indian_subcontinental_populations

          Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka

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          You have a point there Shenal.

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        Intelligent NAtive Veddas could not give a name, a civilization, culture, nation, a flag, a national anthem to the country. Tell me which one is applicable (Vasala Mudiyanse).

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          Jimsofty

          They were called Yaksha and Gothra. They had a civilization where Kuveni was the queen. Their culture was living with their surroundings, their nation was this country before it was taken over by Vijiya. They didn’t need a flag to prove that they were decedents from a lion and they were not going around invading and killing other people and they would have had a national anthem but as they were invaded by Vijiya and his hooligans it has been lost to history.

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      Shenal

      The independence movement was started by the Tamils through the temperance movement and Jaffna Students Congress.

      Subsequently it was hijacked by the Sinhalese. The Sinhalese elites did not want independence and when independence was granted the Udarata Sinhalese wanted a separate state from the Phatha Rata Sinhalese which the British refused.

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        Jimmy,

        You have got mistaken. Sinhalese independence struggle began in earnest in 1817. There were no need to hijack something which was already there. Besides, even if Tamils spearheaded the 20th century Independence movement; it further reinforce the idea that even those days Tamils recognized that there were no separate Tamil homeland. If so, they would have struggled to attain it.

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          Shenal

          aren’t you contradicting your self.

          “First thing we should get clear is that there was no independent struggle of any sort in Sri Lanka. Brits just left this island because they got bankrupted by the WW2 and also for the tireless struggle of Indian and Burmese people. So, There are no hero in our so called independent struggle. There were only British bootlickers.”

          First you say there was no independence struggle after my response now you are saying their was an independence struggle.

          Tamils wanted an independence based on equality for all. They never started out asking for a separate state. It was the Sinhalese who wanted a separate state. But once the struggle was hijacked by the Sinhalese the Tamils realized that they will be relegated to second class citizens. They tried to their best to win equality through peaceful means under a unitary state but those attempts failed. Only then they decided a separate state was the only option.

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            Yes Jimmy, I stand corrected. What I wanted to say is that there was not any sort of independant struggle in 20th century.

            Tamils can ask for equality as human beings. But, they cannot ask for equality in political representation as it implies an arpataid situation.

            What seperate state did Sinhalese wanted when the entire island was theirs? This was legally recognized by the Brits in 1815.

            Tamils cannot ask for preferential treatment because they were favoured by the Brits. They have to accept the ground realities.

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              Shenal,

              20th Century is the period between 1901 and 2000. Jaffna Students congress was founded in 1924. It was secular and committed to Poorana Swaraj (Complete Self-Rule), national unity and the eradication of inequalities imposed by caste.

              Tamils have never asked for equality in political representation

              The Udarata Sinhalese wanted a separate state from the Phatharata Sinhalese or the White Sinhalese wanted a separate state from the Black Sinhalese.

              Tamils have never asked for preferential treatment. What they asked was equality for their race, language and equal opportunities.

              Why did the Brits favour the Tamils? Were they far more hardworking, reliable, efficient than the Sinhalese? And the idea that Brits favoured the Tamils is actually a lie. There were many Sinhalese who were favoured by the Brits as well.

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          Shenal,

          According to Mahawamsa, Sinhalese independence struggle began when the bandit Vijaya was thrown out of Kalinga-Orissa, and ended up illegally on the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. and they became Para-Sinhala. Then came the Para-Tamils, and wanted independence from the Para-Tamils. Now the Para-Tamils want independence from the Para-Sinhala, both groups of Paras going for the spoils of the Land of Native Veddah Aethhho.

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    Shyamon, you are wrong again.These Buddhist monks knows everything.Talk to them about Constitution,Political science,Birth Control ,Astrophysics or any other subject you like and know it better than anybody else. Also just ask them why they became monks. They don’t know why. May be free food and lodging.Sri Lankan Buddhists looks are so stupid…

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      Saman

      “Also just ask them why they became monks. They don’t know why”

      Boys, boys, boys, boys,……………….. Same with Catholic Priests…..boys, boys…..

      Child Abuse by a Monk in Habaraduwa

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I&t=71s

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

      She sent her grandson to school with the idea of providing him with proper education to make him a good person. The Buddhist monk in charge of the temple asked her to send the child to the temple and she sent him there because they were poor. There was no possibility for them to pay the money for tuition fees. That was the reason why they sent the boy to the temple school.When the child began to refuse going to the temple school so adamantly, grandmother had to look for the reason. It was then only that she discovered that the child who was sent to learn good behavior, ethics and Buddha’s Dharma from the monk had in fact been abused by the monk.

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        “Also just ask them why they became monks. They don’t know why”
        Wrong all of them suffered from coinstipation

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      Saman,

      “These Buddhist monks knows everything”

      They may think that they know everything; this does not mean what they know is Right!

      The same thing that the Muslim Immams think that they know everything; see what has happened!

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    Welll said…Even if it’ s difficult every body try to change your attitudes to the better. Before Sri Lanka is drowned in Noah’s floods… Look this is 21st century….

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    As once Sir John Kothalawela proposed, Hot Tara should be applied on the ass of these
    UN-BUDDHIST monks like Abayatissa and Galaboda Hora Ganaya. Then, let GoTa R, Dayan J, and other Viyathmange idiots watch them dry in scorching sun.!!

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      Maharage What is happening. IS the buddhist monk goling to stop the christians. It looks Catholika – Ranil is going to give every thing to you christians ?.

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    Brilliant Shaymon,

    A good idea will be a Muslim President, Executive Prime Minister a Tamil, Defence Minister a Burger,
    Minister of justice law and order a Malay rotation of all ethnicity in a 4 year period.

    How does it sound!

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      The country will flourish.

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      We can try that Muruthttaya Somarama for the betterment of the country at large.

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      Muruthattaya Somarama

      “A good idea will be a Muslim President, Executive Prime Minister a Tamil, Defence Minister a Burger,
      Minister of justice law and order a Malay …”

      Meritocracy, will solve many problems, especially picking the intelligent from among the pool of low IQ Paras.

      So far, the pickings have been restricted to certain families, and their competency and meritocracy have been severely compromised by their self-interests, especially related to their ethnicity, caste and class.

      What is needed is a meritocracy revolution.

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        Agreed. Meritocracy is the only way to go. It is not about being Majority or Minority, It not about placating different races, it not about better facilities or poor facilities.

        You should know the Job and you should be able show results. Promotions should be on merit and not on seniority.

        High priority should be given to education and good performers who should be given further training and education.

        It is almost 70 years since independence. Either the Sri Lankans continue the same thing they have been doing and hoping for better results in the future or change their mentality and thinking to create a inclusive better future for all.

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    Mr. SJ has got it wrong I guess. What Abhayatissa hamuduruwo has said was it is better than having a tamil or muslim leader than divide the country in terms of ethnicity. We have had kings of tamil origin in the history. We have had Tamil leaders such as Lakshman Kadirgarmar who earned the love and respect of the majority Sinhala Buddhists in the recent past. So we have no issue of having a leader of non S/B. What is needed is the leader should respect the S/B culture. And he/she should accept S/B culture as the predominant culture here in Sri Lanka.

    SJ has written about Ram bros, Arunachalams etc., Yes they have had their share during the independence struggle but they were instrumental forming the tamil racist “Hindu Maha Sabhava” in 1920s’. They were against to increase the no. of Sinhala representatives in the constitutional council. They wanted equal nos for Tamils which comprise 10% against Sinhalas, well over 75%. For the numbers, Ramanadan wanted Muslims as well on the ground that they speak Tamil. Is it because here there is no such “race” as Tamil but a group that is spoken the language Tamil?

    In fact, what the Tamil leaders in those days wanted to be the leaders for the whole country. But their dream shattered when the common man got the voting franchise!

    Chelva formed Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kachchu way before ’56. In the first parliament, a Tamil Leader Naganadan said we have liberated from English and now its time liberate from Sinhalas. Tamil leaders appeared in front of the Salubury commission and requested not to give more electorates to Sinhalas. Again, in the early 40s. G. G. P’s 50-50 is too well known. List goes. But the very racists themselves did hang the ‘racism’ label on other’s neck.

    Mr. Shyamon Jayasinghe, if you have an vendetta with the previous regime or with Rajapakshas in particular, you deal with it personally. But do not distort facts in the history.

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      max

      “What is needed is the leader should respect the S/B culture.”

      What is Sinhala/Buddhist culture?

      Burning down library, homes, business premises, killing innocent people, raping own daughters, stealing from state coffer, ……………………………………..

      People always respect other cultures. Why do you expect people to show special respect towards Sinhala/Buddhism when it does not reciprocate.

      Why should a pregnant women or a feeble old man/woman give up the seat in bus to a young fit saffronista?

      First ever public racist was a saffronista who motivated Dutta Gamini to start the first ever Jihad against the infidel Demela.

      Another Dutta Gamini in the 1980s decided to burnt down a library along with books and old ola manuscripts. He also claimed to have been pious Sinhala/Buddhist.

      You are respected as a fellow human being not as a newly manufactured Sinhala/Buddhist. This is a hundred year old political identity as such don’t expect ordinary people to respect every new identity you invent every hundred or year.

      Recently re-branded Sinhala/Buddhist into another identity, Sinha Le.

      What has got into you?

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        MATIVE VEDDA: If you want to have a Tamil president frpm what particular tamil nation you want the president ? . Is it Malayali – Tobacco farmers, Tamilnadu – Dalits , Burmese, Saingaporean, Malaysian, Trinidadian, fijian or from Which specific caste he/she should be treted APPOINTED ?. Because, you can not have a elected president as you all migrate to west once collect some money. Only want a country in sinhale once you establishe in the west.

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          Dumb Jimmy,
          If you can migrate to USA as a toilet cleaner, why not other people??

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            YUSUF the marakkaya: IS it true that you wrote the song “Kurutu Ge kegasa”.

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              Motta jim,
              No. That was an idiot called Sunil Dahanayaka.

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        Native Vedda, its futile to teach you what culture is. Because you do not want to learn anything other than Tamil racism which has gone into your blood. Burning down library… etc., are not S/B’s but politically motivated. By asking such a silly question do you endorse what your arm wing, the LTTE did burn many temples, houses and terrorized a whole country during their hay days? A special respect is not needed but accept that as the main pillar of this country. It was SB culture that turned this country to a grand place in the by gone era. It was mainly S/Bs’ who fought with invaders to save the country. Do not ask such a silly question like why someone should give his/her seat in the public transport to clergy. That is something called “respect”. And the “reserved seat” concept is there for all the clergy. Not only to Buddhist monks!

        Gemunu Raju is THE king in history of this country. He was the architect of this “eksesath rajjaya” that you separatists are hell bent to convert to a weaker state or a confederation! If not him, this country would have been a shattered state many hundred years back. His unwritten constitution we did follow until 1815! Your inability to understand the combination between hamuduruwos and the state for many thousand years is your problem Vedda. When you take a kit-kat break from your hobby, fomenting Tamil separatism, hating Sinhala Buddhists etc., read those things as well if you really want to see a light.

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          max moron

          “By asking such a silly question do you endorse what your arm wing, the LTTE did burn many temples, houses and terrorized a whole country during their hay days? “

          Stop your bull and get back to the real stuff, another example of your Sinhala/Buddhist fascist bull” His unwritten constitution we did follow until 1815!”.

          We will come back to LTTE terrorism once again later. Lets deal with my silly questions first.

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      Max:” We have had Tamil leaders such as Lakshman Kadirgarmar who earned the love and respect of the majority Sinhala Buddhists in the recent past. So we have no issue of having a leader of non S/B”
      ha ha that is a joke. why did the SB kill Lakshman Kadirgarmar inside high security zone in the heart of colombo.?
      Because the SB dint want a Tamil to be a PM or a successful Foreign Minister

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    This is a masterpiece and should be translated into Sinhala and distributed

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      Ismail,
      This is a masterpiece and should be translated into Sinhala and distributed.
      These punnakku eating village baiyas will never see it in a broader angle, they only depend on hiru, Derana and Sirasa.

      All these channels brainwash the village folks.

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    Max you say Tamils must respect SB culture. All ethnic groups must respect each other’s culture. Can you deny any one thing sad about the Rajapakse family rule, Max.

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      Well sorry for butting in, Mr. K Gunaratne;

      But, are any of the charges against the Rajapaksha family has come to any fruition? Why people still accuse him of things which couldn’t even prove. Should we held him accountable for crimes that gossipers have created and judged? If so, why don’t we leave the elephant in the room; i.e. Mr. Clean Suit (Ranil W) with his Batalanda infamy. This guy was clearly have been stated to be unsuitable for the position of any kind of public service. But, yet he’s our Prime Minister. No one bats their eyes about it. What you say for that Mr. K Gunaratne?

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        Shenali

        “But, are any of the charges against the Rajapaksha family has come to any fruition? “

        Does Ranil want the charges to stick? As long as Ranil remains at the helm nothing will befall on Rajapaksas.

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          So who’s fault is it? Blame Ranil. Not Mahinda.

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        Shenal,

        “But, are any of the charges against the Rajapaksha family has come to any fruition? Why people still accuse him of things which couldn’t even prove. “

        That is why need we foreign judges who cannot be bought out by the Rajapaksas family and cronies, using the stolen billions.

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          How can we be sure of the impartiality of these foreign judges? Simply having white skin do make them impartial or straight? Be realistic man. Why can’t you accept the fact that there are no evidance to support that MR did wronged.

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            Dear Shenal,

            “How can we be sure of the impartiality of these foreign judges? Simply having white skin do make them impartial or straight? “

            We should not go for the white skin, only for the yellow skin. Chinese(Singapore) , Korea and , Japan Their average IQs are between 105 and 108. For the white skin between 90 and 102, for the brown skin between 79-84, and black skin 70-80.

            Certainly not Paras from the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, which the Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies (MaRas) will bribe using the stolen loot from the masses.

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        Shenal.

        Some web sites have revealed the 10 richest people in Sri Lanka. MR is placed at the 7th position. How did he become so rich? Is he a businessman or a Industrialist? Did he inherit this wealth from his father?

        And if this is a lie why hasn’t MR taken the owners of these web sites to court?

        Proving the money flow is not an easy job as moneys were not sent through legal channels. Those who were involved in channeling the money are not going to come forward as they themselves will be caught.

        But you have to remember that Tsunami funds were deposited in personal accounts of MR and when this became public it was returned.

        How were the relations of MR able to afford expensive cars? Where did they get the money.

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          How can we authenticate those web sites? So, if we start believing those web sites; we won’t be able to live properly.

          MR doesn’t have to prove himself not guilty. It is the duty of the people or web sites that accuses him to bring forth the irrifutable evidance. Even several ministers are claiming that MR has over 30 billion dollers in foreign accounts. But yet, no one is able to provide a account number for the general public to verify it.

          Why do we wait for the people who are invloved in money laundering for MR to come forward. Police and CID can investigate these thing and apprehend the culprirts. Many countries have criminal offenses against money laundering and it is difficult to hide behind foreign banks.

          MR is the former president of Sri Lanka and he is entitled for some sizeable pension and some other perks. Besides, many businesspeople are helping him and it is no wonder he can afford expensive vehicles.

          So, don’t be naive little kid and believe everything comes up infront of you. Practice reasoning. You will see the world in whole new light.

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            Shenal,

            Are you asserting here that MR, his family and his cronies did not rob a single cent from the public coffers?

            I know love is blind but remember that even if Rs. 1/= is stolen from the public coffers that means that .70 cents belongs to the majority community.

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              Jimmy,

              How do I know? People says things and they might have robbed from public coffers. Nothing is proven yet. But, the important question is that; do we need to lampoon on this or look at the things that MR did within 10 years and compare it with the other leaders of the country who has governed it.

              In the end we need accept the fact that even people like MR can be erred. We have to accept that simple fact and move on. However, if we start believing the gossips and shun MR; we have to hang Ranil for being the killer of Batalanda. Do you want to be governed by a psychopathic mass murderer or a robber? Choose wisely.

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                Shenal,

                Personally all the present politicians should be sent home because they are all good for nothing opportunist.

                If we are going to say that Ranil is a psychopathic mass murderer or a robber then we have to include JR, Sirimavo, Premadasa, I am not sure about Chandrika and lastly MR as well.

                Have you forgotten the Rathupussellawa, white van, murders of journalist and finally the plan to kill large numbers of Muslims?

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          jmmy

          “Some web sites have revealed the 10 richest people in Sri Lanka. MR is placed at the 7th position. How did he become so rich? Is he a businessman or a Industrialist? Did he inherit this wealth from his father?”

          He, MaRa, took 10% off the top on many State projects. That is why he loved projects, whether they were going to make money or not for the country. He was a optical capitalist who fleeced the populace.

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      Karunaratne Gamage

      max Moron wants the minorities to behave like bartered wife, put up with all kind of husband’s mental and physical abuse yet forced to remain loyal to him. No discussion of divorce is allowed, which may render the women traitor and she is automatically subjected to capital punishment. In some cases the man brings outsiders to gag, bound, rape, torture, maim,….. the woman whom he promised to “be by her side “Til’ death do us part.”

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        NAtive Vedda: Divorcfe is allowed if you go back to Tamilnadu. Otherwise it is not physical abuse it is simply extermination in Nanthikadaal (arachchikattuwe Deviyo).

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      Karunarathen Gamage, Is Leerathne your relative too >?. Sinhala people give you either president or PM post. eventhen you can respect Sinhala – buddhist culture. what else you ant for that ?

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    I have totally lost my confidence in Sinhala politicians. They are the worst of a kind, and I do not know to whom to look towards for solving the problems in this country. Tamil President? Yeah you could give it a try but the way they want to carve out the country in a disproportionate way and their allegiance to South India and NOT to Sri Lanka makes them totally non-eligible for the post. I would much rather import a paid administrator from Europe, Russia or China for the job, but how to make it work without the involvement of our corrupt parliament, I have no idea. A takeover by a disciplined military service until the rules and regulations and the constitution are rewritten makes sense in a country like Sri Lanka, and I guess many citizens will agree with that option.

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    “it is better for the country to have even a Tamil as President than to be divided.”
    The country is already divided may be not geographically or constitutionally but there are two nations in one country.

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      RAJASH. when you say only one Tamil nation, you say Tamil high castes and low castes are equal.

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        well Jimsfoty don’t complicate your self with caste systems…..first let me know if you consider all races as equal?

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    Better Have Even A Tamil President? Perhaps the reverend is referring to USA?

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      you call him a “reverend”? he is a thug taking sanctuary in yellow robes….and hoodwinking people like you

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        Rajash the fake UK refugee, I have told you before too to stand in line. I will first attend to the German coolies before I attend to UK coolies who wash Sudda toilets and employ East European coolies to wash his toilets.

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          well Edwin Rodrigo – you are busy washing smelly Arabs Toilets.

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            Rajash, UK is finished . EU is glad that UK is out of it. Soon even shit will be in short supply there and you will be back on the dole. Try to sneak in to USA where Trump is generating enough shit for a 1000 Rajashes.

            You could have come here but they don’t like thala thel, which Arabs consider worse than shit.

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              Its not UK that is finished. It’s EU that is doomed. UK is getting out at the right time. UK and Germany are the two countries that is shoring up the rest of the EU. That is why EU is making life difficult for UK. without UK’s contribution to EU Budget , EU Is doomed.

              My advise to you is try India. Prime Minister Modi is promising to build toilets in every house in every village in India. I am sure with your experience of cleaning smelly Arabs toilets, you can land a big contract in Inida.

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                You mean the Indians do not have toilets in this 21 st Century? Must be a boon to all those Indian astronauts trying to get to the moon. No toilets – Just Shit and Piss in to space.

                No wonder your ancestors swam across the Palk Strait facing all the risks. But then, it would have been easy for them. Well trained on NO-toilet training, it would have been cashew eating stuff for them to do both jobs while in the swim.

                Thanks for the job tip. If not for the Thala Thel I could have become the first Sakkili billionaire. I could have named my enterprise the Raja Shit Corporation of India.

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                  I can see you are already counting the Indian rupees you are going to make. Good luck

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                    NEWS FLUSH (sorry flash): I just got this communication from Prime Minister Modi’s office that an area of 5000 acres will be demarcated for RAJA SHIT Corp to set up a Sit and Shit toilet factory.

                    Removing the last hurdle, the Govt. of India has declared this area, as well as a 1 km wide area around it, as a Thala Thel exclusion zone, which of course means that it will be a no go zone for the Thalayas. Open air shitting within the proclaimed zone will be totally banned making it a NO GO – NO SHIT area. High tech systems including the employment of sniffer dogs to detect any TT carrying Thalayas will be deployed. This is good news for CT readers with good noses. Dan you may send in your CV (Canine Vitae).

                    Some product lines we are planning :
                    1 -Sit and Shit line of toilets for the discerning executive . S & S is designed for the top business executives to ease their shitty jobs. These shits can now sit in their seats and shit in comfort knowing that other shits will not know whether they are shitting or just sitting.

                    2- Shit in Piece Line Specially designed for the politicians. The system automatically breaks the huge lumps of shit they normally produce in to smaller more digestible pieces for the easy consumption of the Putujjana.

                    Advanced Toilet Lines (1) Toilets with a Robotic Arm for cleaning up the anus. (2) Nano portable shitters for the Frequent Shitters. (3) Waterless toilets with ultrasonic cleaning.

                    The ideas are almost endless as the shit we produce.

                    (This unpleasant subject is closed now and I will not any more comments on it.

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    I think we must get rid of the Nitwit PM and Nitwit President and give both jobs to Jaffna hight court judge! He will be a great man!

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      srinathan.gunaratnam

      “give both jobs to Jaffna hight court judge! He will be a great man!”

      Have you decided to bump him off too? I know you don’t like tough honest judges.

      “I think we must get rid of the Nitwit PM and Nitwit President”
      How?

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      Are you talking about suicide bombers again in Yapanaya ?

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    What this dumb ass said did not surprise me but his designation did: Rev. Dr. – LOL

    ““Also just ask them why they became monks. They don’t know why””
    That is because most of them did not chose they were dumped into it..

    “The Sri Lankan Bhikku community doesn’t follow the philosophy. Therefore it lacks intellectuals”

    You want intellectually sound individuals to lead Buddhism then stop dumping unwanted and bastard children into temples to rap a turmeric cloth and drop them at an orphanage where they would get a proper education.

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      BURT the CARTOON characterr: How difficult it is to offer a PResident or PM position to a Low or high Caste Tamils ?. See why this ven Monk has to go through so much abuse.

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        I avoid responding to you as your not worth my time. Right now I got a few sec to spare, so here is a question.

        What good is a Tamil President or PM in Col to people living in minority dominated regions where they have no control of their own destiny?

        Tamils are not demanding a cartoon character but an environment that could cherish their culture and language and in the mean time develop the economy, education and create a cultured society.

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    Revd Dr Medagoda Abayatissa Thero of the Sunethradevi Pirivena has declared, “it is better for the country to have even a Tamil as President than to be divided.”
    Abayatissa Thero wants too keep the status quo of a Lanka divided on language/religion.
    Must not read anything else in his remark.
    One must be worried if he ever says “Can even have a Karawa Mahanayake than arrest Gnanasaro Thero………..”.

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    A Tamil as President: A dream (a nightmare for some) comes true. A Tamil, becomes President. Who is this wonderful Tamil? It is Eggneswaran. Rumour has it that Eggy is a robot programmed and remotely controlled by the Tamil Nadu politicians. Rumour also has it that he swims to Tamil Nadu every night and swims back to SL by morning, somewhat like his ancestors.

    Surprisingly, although MS loses Ranil continues to remain in power as the Prime Minister.

    At the first press conference someone asks the new President, “Your Excellency, some say that you have one leg in Tamil Nadu and the other in Sri Lanka. How do you respond to that charge?”.

    Eggy, without missing a beat responds, “Well, Mr. X, knowing the reputation of your Prime Minister, how do you expect me to keep both my legs together?”

    (Based on an old Hansard Report)

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      Edwin the dimwit that would turn his tongue as he feels it right.

      Man, what matters is a good leader no matter tamils, sinhala, burgher or any race.

      You buggers should finally get it. Else our young generations would have to face it the way we did during the last long 30 years. Let alone today, dimwits should sense it.
      At the time, Kadirgamar was about to be the PM, I was so happy. But I knew racists and the uneducated dominated SL would never tolerate minorities leaders becoming equal.
      Gone were the days, henamity adahas took the ground in the society, Edwin Appuo, Please grow up.
      At least think of your sons and daughters you have produced in and out of the country sofar. They future should be better than that of ours.
      I still remember the days 89 insurgency took the lives of all innociet batchas of mine as brutally as it could be.
      You Edwin do all low work being in ME, but you sound to be not doing the least for the sake of our future. Think it man.. you would not live eternally. Give everyone a chance.
      Dont feel like we the sinahalaya should be treated with a big spoon. I dont care, who would become the leader so long he or she proves the ablities.

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        SAMSON GUNAWARDANA: Can you pronounce the word BALDIYA ?

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          Oh My Brahma! You say Samson Gunawardana? I thought it is Samson Goowardana. The overpowering toilet smell should have warned me.

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        Rule No. 1 – attack the idea not the author of the idea. It sours the discussion right at the start. It is as if Samson sits down to eat and before he starts he shits. It may be nice for him because he is a shit expert but not for the others who are ordinary Putujjana.

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    There was in fact an eligible Tamil, who traveled all over the world and successfully promoted LTTE as a terrorist organisation. The Sinhalese masses were happy and grateful including the Sahngha. The Sinhala ruling class wanted to reward him with the Prime ministerial post and sow to the International community that the country is in fact not anti Tamil. But his life was cut short. His killing was blamed on LTTE. The Sinhala racist worms are now coming out of the woodwork here in this blog in CT. Now we know who killed Lakshman Kadirgamar inside the high security zone in the heart of Colombo. The same Sinhalese racist similar to the one posting here on CT .So what chance of EVEN a Tamil becoming a President

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      …I mean “even” that Tamil was eliminated from the face of the earth, perhaps with the blessings of the so called “reverends”, to stop him becoming PM

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      RAJASH: Some LTTE financiers bought house overseas in Greener pastures. Do you know how they did it and whose money is ?

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    “it is better for the country to have even a Tamil as President than to be divided.”
    Yes Shyamon I am also intrigued why he used the word “Even” a Tamil ?

    Now read this sentence.
    “it is better for the country to have Tamil as President than to be divided.”

    Now read this
    “it is better for the country to have Tamil as President and to bring about unity.”

    or it could be he meant to say
    it’s better for the country to be dived than have a Tamil as a President?

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      RAJASH IT is the same problem since 1910. what ever offerd they do not like they will be getting. Why so much suspision ? ARe you a Divulpitaya Tamil ?

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    Lakshman KAdirgama was Buddhist, married to a sinhala woman and was speaking English. How he becomes a Tamil ? Why we should kill a english speaking buddhist married to a buddhist woman ?

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      “Lakshman KAdirgama was Buddhist, married to a sinhala woman”

      Are you saying that banging a Sinhala Buddhist qualifies you to be a Buddhist? What a surprise I am a Buddhist many times over.

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        BURT: You know Pathmini is a buddhist and you are catholic. YOur fatherr was a catholic priest in Madakalapuwa. How is your children living in Engand. Do you know anyone living in thirappane (Christian god, not almighty).

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    Attack the Monks…. Finish off Buddhist Influence…….Create Federal Enclaves for Tamils and Elite and make it in to an Old Cuba……..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Attack the Monks…. Finish off Buddhist Influence”

      Stop the saffron clad thugs attacking Buddhist and Buddhism.

      “Create Federal Enclaves for Tamils and Elite and make it in to an Old Cuba……..”

      Actually if you think about it every effort should be made to stop this island becoming the Sinhala/Buddhist Fascist Ghetto.

      Are you sure your father is not a saffron clad thug?

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    We are sick of these monks trying to dominate our country. The time has come for people to rise against these frauds. As the writer says, sovereignty rests with the people. But monks are trying to grab that sovereignty. These monks are bloody ignorant-unlike those days

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    Great remark by Revd Dambara Amila: රට මත ආගම් තිබෙනවා මිසක් ආගම් උඩ රට නොතිබෙන බව අප තේරුම් ගත යුතුයි.”A religion can be based in a country; but a country cannot be based on any religious system.’

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    Must be nice to pontificate from Australia. Aussies are very generous with the DOLE to you immigrants. The Real Aussies and those who migrated in the 1960s and 70s and have assimilated, and adapted and made Australia their nation have big issues with Lebanese, Somalians, Ethiopians and various muslims trying to impose their crap on Australia. Sri Lankans are also interesting. About half happily adapt, assimilate, integrate but the others specially political offspring cling to sinhala and tamil and do not adapt. Must be nice for Shyamon to live in OZ like that.

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      KOCH: HOw do you guys treat NAtives. Are they also hAppy or your police higherups break their backbones andmake them paralysed when they seem to be strong people……………. Why Asswimilation is bad for people in Sri lanka.Is it beczause, the Sinhala political leaders are non-visionary sloths.

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      Koch

      Why should anyone adapt, assimilate, and integrate?
      The world is full of diverse culture, language, food, music, ……………………………. and people respect the diversity. This stupid and dangerous idea of assimilation could drive mad men like Kamal to take the assimilation process or demand into a fatal final solution.

      The stupid idea of assimilation only serves the powerful, rich and the fascist. Hope you are not driving the people into accepting “Ein Folk! Ein Reich! Ein Fuhrer!”.

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    HE IS MAD

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    “The naked reality of the campaign is clear. It is a resumption of the ‘Bring Back Rajapaksa,” movement. Viyathmaga, Eliya, or whatever follows in that vein are all the same. Big wigs under threat of soon facing court are hell-bent on sabotaging the trials and returning to their perks.”
    You said it right Shyamon! Mahinda Rajapaksa has been giving deadlines to bring down the government ever since Jan.08, 2015. But the deadlines come and go but untoward nothing happens. Now the pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists have got hold of the interim report of the steering committee to achieve their dream of capturing power again. All the ultra- Sinhala Buddhist nationalists are rallying around Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (The real Gotabhaya is the father of Kakavanna Tissa (the colour of a crow) and grand father of Duttu Gemunu. They all belong to the Nagar dynasty and ruled the country till the 8th century AD. Before Devanampiya Tissa the kings who ruled from Anuradhapura were Hindus by faith.
    This apart the pronouncement by Revd Dr Medagoda Abayatissa of the Sunethradevi Pirivena “it is better for the country to have even a Tamil as President than to be divided” is a subterfuge. He erroneously thinks that the Tamils are fighting for offices and not rights. Perhaps the Revd. Abayatissa is reminiscent of GG Ponnambalam’s betrayal of the hill country Tamils in 1948 by falling at the feet of DS Senanayake for a miserable ministerial portfolio. That is now history.
    Again history tells us that Sri Lanka (Sanskrit name) was never a single entity. Most of the time, the island was divided into 2 or more independent kingdoms. These states co-existed peacefully for centuries. The last 4 kings of Kandyan Kingdom were Tamil speaking Telegu royals. So the question of dividing the country does not arise. (Continued)

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    2/2
    That Tamils occupy 1/3rd of the land and 2/3 of the sea coast is a historical fact. One cannot eraze history however much one likes.

    Furthermore, the devolution sought for is not exclusive to Northeast provinces. It is for the rest of the 7 Sinhalese dominated councils as well. In other words there is no asymmetrical devolution of powers to Northeast provinces. The centre still holds power regarding defence, highways, telecommunications, currency, immigration, foreign affairs etc.etc. The Sinhalese people and Tamil people can jointly take the country to prosperity and peace. The alternative is to continue to go down the precipice again on a self-destructive political suicide mission.

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    Ven Sobhita Thero campaigned against 18th amendment that paved the way fir MR to become a dictator…the incumbent promise was to change and it was done with 19th amendment by devolving more power to the Prime Minister or parliament…

    Sri Lankan people voted for that 19th amendment of the constitution but not for a complete change as mooted by the demented PM….who wants to become another dictator….he displayed his true character in what he did with the Central Bank Bond issue..

    As such People have got sick of him….people are waiting for the next election to show their gratitude.

    So called “Sri Lankans ” having left this country for greener pastures ..pledged allegiance to the country of their choice thinks it fit to criticize the country they abandoned…

    Why not they criticize their newly acquired country political system…without FARTING…?

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    good article with facts. we all come from India- confirmed by genetics studies. Politicians from both communites manupulate the vulnerable poor and uneducated people to get into power for their advantages. WE are in the middle fighting for nothing.
    The religeon is a label given to child by us to have a good behaviour ,but this does not happen. so do you need a religeon? may be if Buddha is alive today he will commit suicide not to witness ethinic crimes

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