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Buddhism Bashing Columnists

By Shenali Waduge

Shenali Waduge

Buddhists, victims of HATE SPEECH and Media manipulation

They say you cannot fool the people all of the time and the recent announcement by a Minister who thinks he is doing a favour to those he closely associates with is like a blessing in disguise for the real victims of hate speech and the likelihood that it is going to boomerang on the very authors of the proposed hate speech legislation is something they have not yet taken into consideration. Almost 50 years ago the Press Commission Report of 1964 revealed some startling truths on the conduct of the Press and its manipulative activities, which 50 years on remains relevant. Victims of hate speech were and continue to be the Buddhists and there is ample evidence to prove it.

To approach the argument of hate speech we need to re-visit the Report and re-state the golden words contained in para 112, page 56 of the 1964 report of the Commission that was chaired by Justice K D de Silva, Press Commissioner:

“If these English language newspapers were sufficiently patriotic they could have made a very useful contribution to bringing about unity among the various communities after the country achieved its independence. They should have advised the minority groups to adapt themselves to the changing circumstances and exhorted the majority to be generous towards the former. They failed to do that. What they consistently did was to poison the minds of the minority groups and encourage them to fight to retain the unjust privileges they had received during the era of foreign domination. ”

In today’s context is the above statement not relevant to the manner in which the private English language mainstream newspapers function?

Taking into consideration the editorial population: –

* How many of these editorial posts are held by Buddhists?
* How many of these newspapers belong to non-Buddhist ownerships?
* Who are the regular columnists and to what ethnicities and religions do they belong to?

* How many articles are regularly featured that denigrate Buddhists through these private English newspapers or subtly attribute the fault at the doorstep of the Buddhists?

Now the answer to the real victims of hate speech becomes easier to comprehend.

Buddhism bashing columnists

The regular columnists appearing in all the private English newspapers are: Anne A (never misses a chance to engage in Sinhala and Buddhism Bashing), Dharisha B, Dushey R, Harim P, Kishali P, Kumar D, Latheef F, Shanie (Notebook), Tisaranee G, Uvindu K, R Philips, Sonali S, Fredrica J, RM Senanayake, Izeth H etc… these articles are then complimented with another set of regular columnists that include Kumar R, Surendra Ajit, Basil F, Nimalika F, Pakisothy, Jehan P, Dayan J. Their writings do not shower praises about the Sinhalese, the Buddhists or their love for the country.

What they write is not their personal opinion either. By virtue of their profession, the allegiance to forums, organizations and other associations they are tasked to denigrate the Buddhists in a plan to project a “Mahavansa Mentality” so as to take away the nationalistic pride that the Sinhalese Buddhist possess in view of their heritage and Buddhist civilization. Recolonization and subservience appears to be the goal. We now need to call their bluff.

A closer look will also reveal links to foreign funded organizations most of whom back destabilizing of the nation, distorting history by regularly feeding lies which the English readers come to accept, most linked to non-Buddhist organizations that have a clear plan to demonise and denigrate the Sinhala Buddhists, break their will and confine them to a corner even legislatively by slowly planting their people into key Governmental roles secured by virtue of their English education, contacts that promote their position and because they belong to the fashionable circles of Colombo society.

Thus, Sri Lanka has been accustomed to opening the English newspapers to read headlines that almost always carry “fascist Buddhists”, “Buddhist extremists”, “Sinhala supremacists”, “Racist Sinhalese Buddhists” and the list is endless. Some headline names are appalling.

In contrast, how many articles are written that praise the Rajapaksa government or our Buddhist Kings or heroes in our ancient past? The literary achievements of the Sinhalese in the pre-colonial era are hardly covered. And if anyone writes about how nice the roads are in Colombo, or how well the infrastructure is in the North – is that equated to mean that the writers are pro-Rajapaksa? Can people not write about the good things the government does without them being labeled? Do people always have to write like the above columnists painting a sordid picture of a failed state?

What appears to be the difference from then and now is that the “THEN” Buddhism bashing or slandering slogans were silently accepted by the majority Buddhists without challenge and thus these “hate speeches” had been so commonly used that it did not appear as “hate speech” and it was almost as if every article had to use these terminologies to get published. But, the ballgame has now changed. There is a limit to what the people can tolerate or should tolerate. Now, when the Buddhists are demanding fair play and equal platform with right of replies and equality in newspaper coverage in the private English media – the response is to quickly gather the editors and columnists together and project a picture of victimhood using the statistical reality of the population yet ignoring the statistical reality of how the minorities were using the private English media to totally ridicule the Sinhalese Buddhists and generate contempt for them. This is the issue that needs to be highlighted and addressed.

False depiction of Buddhists as intolerant

The 1964 Commission report perfectly summed this up: “With regard to the English reading public, the impression has been created that the communal and religious minorities must get together and oppose the Sinhalese Buddhist majority if they are to get any rights at all. The point of view is put forward that the Sinhalese Buddhist majority is intolerant and is trying to deprive the minorities of their rights. As a matter of fact it is not so.’”(PCR para 46, pages 25 -26)

This is further strengthened by Sir Nicholas Attygalle, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ceylon in his evidence who said that he had come across mischievous propaganda against the Sinhalese on his visits to England and USA, and he believed that the source of this false news was our own leading newspapers. (PRC para 49, page 27).

All the columnists mentioned above are regularly quoted internationally – therefore should we be in the least surprised why the world gets a wrong impression of Sri Lanka? Some of them are even invited to international conferences where they “tearfully” bemoan the fate of “journalists” and the lack of “good governance” in Sri Lanka. No one is bold enough to challenge them at the virtuous ways they function!

Insinuations

The challenges therefore are that there are many local journalists who are being funded and sponsored to write against their own country. Most are now located in foreign stations claiming to be “victim”. Some of these are able to quickly pack a suitcase and take a flight, get a scholarship and a job while for us the process of visa application, submission of financial statements and sponsorship letters and interview decides whether we are to be given visa or not.

They are paid to use their local knowledge and talent to fabricate lies, create mischief, engage in slander, twist stories and promote disunity among communities through well-funded websites and email campaigns. If we say this is “gutter journalism” who can disagree and who will demand freedom of expression for such journalists?

So where in them do we find “ethics”?

Take a segment of any private newspapers – browse through the articles published and count the number of articles that ridicule the Buddhists and blame the Sinhalese for all the troubles in Sri Lanka.

Buddhist Channel

The media fraternity that is ever ready to cry foul over freedoms denied may well like to explain why they have selected attacks on what and about whom they write. A good example is how all these years the media kept very silent on Lalith Kotelawala and his corrupt investment activities because they were all part of what was called the “kept press”. How many can afford to silence media from publishing news by virtue of how well they can “look after” the press? Is press freedom and journalism equated to mean that the English press can laugh at a heritage or be paid to write untruths? Is it unfashionable for them to speak about the Sinhala Buddhist kings who kept the civilization of Sri Lanka together and they would prefer to write more about how many times the Queen sneezes or the DNA of Prince William? As against the pro-West news that dominate the English newspapers how many articles are published about Asian heroes, Asian leaders or their high achievements? Does the media ever attempt to promote links between Sri Lanka and Buddhist Asia? Do we want to belong to the Asian continent? Are we to always follow copy cat type of journalism where we do not create our own niche but replicate what is available in Western news? Do we always have to wait for a Westerner to praise Asia to write about something Asian? The editors of English newspapers in Sri Lanka feel satisfied by running a one page Poya day supplement to argue that equal status to Buddhism is given in a nation that has over 70 per cent Buddhists but are poorly served with a lack of quality feature articles and news stories concerning Buddhist events and Buddhist personalities. The ‘Buddhist Channel’ based in Kuala Lumpur provides a good role model for choice of content.

Discrimination

The discrimination is very visible. The Hate Speech will certainly provide an opportune platform with which to bring out with examples of how not a single editorial was written when Wahhabi gangs in Bangladesh attacked Buddhist temples and destroyed the artefacts, when even the Thai PM’s visit to Sri Lanka was given step-motherly treatment and not a single line was written about the Thai King while she was in Sri Lanka. Juxtapose this was the manner the newspapers were full of articles when the Middle East went on a rampage over a video that the rioters hadn’t even seen!

The situation is really no different in India. The mainstream English media is owned by the Christians and Muslims and when Hindus make their voice the immediate reaction is to claim “hate speech” and this was well articulated by Dr. Subramaniam Swamy as well.

No government should think it can throw a lavish cocktail and court media personnel and think they can twist their stories to national advantage. Those that are courted by foreign interests earn far more than what the government can afford to give.

Therefore, the best way to move forward is to properly remedy the problem and that remedy must come in the form of another National Media or Press Commission along the lines of the Justice K D de Silva Press Commission of 1964 where a thorough content analysis can be made of print and electronic media and expose the anti-national, anti-Buddhist, pro-LTTE bias of the media. Hate speech must first target those that created, initiated, and planted the chaos before going after those that react. Those that cause the conflict must be first named and accused.

Witch-hunt

The government which has come to power on the exclusive Buddhist vote must not fall into traps laid by those who support the ‘NGO Chinthanaya’ attempting to slyly promote sinister agendas.

These legislative proposals must be rejected because the country is now beginning to open their eyes and to understand what is taking place. Certainly ‘hate speech’ is welcome for it will enable the Buddhists to come out in their numbers and log complaints with the Police given that they have been the victims of the witch-hunt all these years. It is now time to name and shame. In all matters the playing field must be level – then only there is fair play.

*This article appeared on 20th June in the state run daily News under the title; “Buddhists, victims of HATE SPEECH and Media manipulation”

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    Shenali Waduge is a disgrace to women and to Buddhism. Such a biased, vicious racist who thinks she can write.

    Who the hell does she think she is ? What is her contribution to the society ? She was fired from every where.
    She was proved wrong by so many in the print and electronic media, over and over again. Without an iota of shame, she keeps writing her bullshit !

    Shame on you woman ! One day, your own children will be ashamed of you !!

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      hei Shenali Waduge , AND srilankan BUDHIST SINKELAYO WHO BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP BUDHA HAMADURU , NOW BECAME ” KAAMADURU “., SEE THIS POTOS…

      http://www.athirady.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/pikku.puththa-300×225.jpg

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        lol, your name is peace lover, but everything you said support to Islamic racism. The picture you have shown is from a porn movie that was made by Racist organization to insult monks.

        Go and Drink Camel Urine.

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          American mama aka Gon Leela alias Pseudonym king in action again? he loves these types of gon third class articles.

          Shenali Waduge hik hik hik another writer….CT is not good for you, just try Daily News Madam Waduge. There is this guy B. Padmaprince would treat you well.

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            count 1 to 10 then 10 to 1. Have a cup of camel urine. Calm down.
            …………..
            ok
            Now I think you are ready to listen to me.

            First of all I want to say sorry for you since you can’t find a halal cup of camel urine. I ‘m not either one(Leela , bla bla bla) that you have mentioned.

            This article publish after it was chosen by editor since All other articles that were published on this site are good this can be good too.

            BBS could not held one of their meeting on eastern province because Eastern province extremist Muslims were to attack them. No body can attack or stop a peaceful meeting. if it was happen it clearly show the extremism. Therefore we can conclude Islamic extremism is in Sri Lanka and group of people try to hide this by putting all into Buddhists side. This article expose the issue. Why can’t you understand ?

            By the way tell me how to prepare halal camel urine ?(Not a joke, I just ask Islamic way)

            Also I commented about 72 virgins you(Muslims) get in heaven it was edited.

            it’s ok, now forget about it.

            Have you seen liqueur bars that advertise with saying hot girls serve your needs.
            Liqueur Bar ?
            Hot Girls ?

            This site publish only good articles and decent comments

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              here is a sample of an intelligent Buddie :)

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              Hi there camel urine Asanka alias Angoda famed Leela,
              Its so exciting to see when you are worked up. You show your ignorance, stupidy, anger, hatred, and everything possible that a nitwit donkey could show, thus you become a 100% comic. which in any case you are, arnt you, joker? :)
              You are the same old Angoda Leela and you are urine drinking pig who keeps repeating the same jargon time and again.
              Did you say elsewhere that this article is popular? lol :) :) what a Baboon you are. When one idiot thats you, write ten or so comments in a dozen different pseudonym, of course there would be over a hundred comments.
              You are a laughing stock poor Leela, as same as that maniac Gnana who was humilated the other day. If this the Budhdhism Mara, Gota, Gnana & yourself wants, that’s the end of this philosopy.

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              Jimmy Packer

              You are a true Muslims, People like you is difficult find in society these days. Most of the Muslims are moderate and do not adhere to fundamentals.

              Would you like to declare jihad war against me ?.

              What ever you said, you cant prove the fact that camel urine is not divine and not halal according to Islam.

              Saudi try to use camel urine as cancer treatment. If it will be successful that preacher who is a Indian doctor (I don’t mentioned his name here start with “Z”) will tell you all to drink.

              Sorry for taking time to reply.

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          AA.. SANKA…….

          Peaceful people never be calm when seeing filthy things done by so called filthy kaavi bikkus…..but budhist like you never be shy to worship these type of kaavi guys saying they are venerable ..They are not venerable THERO but VENOM-ABLE THERO who incite hatred among races in sri lanka………

          WATCH THIS ALL PARTS OF VIDEO INTERVIEW….

          http://www.derana.lk/index.php?route=programs/programs/programdetails&pid=85&vid=8055&page=1

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            criticism against muhammad wikipedia

            copy above and paste on a search text box of Google, Yahoo, Bing pages.

            Read whole article on the site called “wikipedia”

            Think what you are doing

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              AA..SANKA ..

              ARE YOU UNDER KASIPPU and write here ?.

              wy cant you behave a good budhist ? why cant you write without writing insane as other ISLAM HATERS write on internet ?

              WATCH THIS VIDOE AND LEARN ABOUT BUDHISM ……..DO A RESEARCH AND THEN THINK OF THE PURPOSE OF LIFE …

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPPBQEy2SA

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              Source of your link has low credibility, but Wikipedia is a trusted site and contains impartial information. It has a separate article about criticism of Islamic prophet. Errors of Buddhism are better than Good part of Islam.

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            PEACELOVER & Mahela,

            You both Muslim guys should know the best country for Muslims in the non-Muslim world is none but Sinhala Buddhist majority Sri Lanka.
            If you do not know this, one day you regret or your great grand children will only regret & curse you guys, that you guys lost this place on earth for being anti-Buddhist for no reason.

            Just see any Christian country or Jewish country or next door Hindu country , Muslims are treated shabbily , only as terrorists.

            If you cannot go live in any one of those countries ,just read Indian news papers, for ex. Times of India ( English newspaper with largest circulation in the world- sells over 3.5 million hard copies) with over 03 million Internet hits a day & see how Muslims are treated, even when BBS brawl at Fashion Bug news drew hits over 500 anti-Muslim, pro-Buddhist ,something like “go Buddhists go ,attack Muslims” from Times of India readership. & it’s like that only when ever Burmese Buddhists attack minority Muslims there.

            Even if there is any bomb explosion in any Muslim country it’s the same, all over non-muslim world.

            Mark my word, Muslim idiots in Sinhala Sri lanka would one day weep, weep & weep only, but by that time Sinhala Lanka is lost for ever for Muslims, thanks to islamic fundamentalist idiots led by mad Halal Ulemas & foreign funded islamic jihads, I know you come out with , hair splitting arguments tthat SL muslims are very innocent, but those wont do, my dear.
            I love muslims & sympathize with them for what they are undergoing in attacks by West, but in Lanka they are real idiots ,just losing the Buddhist friends who protected them for over 700 years of history.

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              Both John and Asanka,

              First of all I am a Sinhalese and I have mentioned it many times, but you both are still misreading me.You castigate me simply because I write the truth as to what is truly happening in the country.

              I have been telling you all on and on that not only in Sri Lanka but around the world, all Religion and Race riots are happening not due to their defferences in Faith and believes, but they are been instigated, manupulated, brain washed and put into fight by the Political and corporate Business Mafia.

              I wonder why you both and many other so called Religious and Race True Patriots cannot understand this.

              You all are been duped by the Sri Lanka’s Political masters who took shelter behind the Masses and the majority religions or the Races for their own survival and hanging onto power. It started by SWRD Bandaranaike in Sri Lanka and still continuing.

              When the different religion and racial communities fight each other, the political masters and their goons are happily enjoying since they get the cover behind these avoiding the burning economic issues and make way to force them to intervene by the masses, so they make their stay and service important.

              Just look at Sri Lanka’s history after Independence to find who are the main culprits behind all these Communal, racial and Religion disharmony in the country.

              Today all the religions are infiltrated and controlled and taken over by the extremists and Jihadists and it is only the respective religious leaders and the people who could subjugate them.

              This is same all over the world. Wars and Riots, land and property grab, Arms sale and business deals, spreading Rumors, False Media and media suppression, divide and rule, exploite of natural resources,suppression of minority, stealing and suppression and changing parties and governments are all part of the Political Business Mafia Power play.

              Please watch following videos just to get a little glimpse of what is going around the world. I am not a Muslim but a human.You have all the right to your own judgment.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdXDJlWY_Os
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh251GUokXw
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0taeoGGMnY

              False rumors against Religions and Races and spreading violance among communities is the latest trend happening both in Sri Lanka and around the world and these rumors are spread by the same Political Business masters who govern their people.

              Therefore when we ordinary citizens are been duped and are made to fight and kill each other, the same Political and corporate masters who instigate these violance are happily enjoying the Drama unfolding in their Luxury residences.

              THEREFORE ALL I SAY IS TO STOP FIGHTING EACH OTHER AND UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY WHO INSTIGATE THESE FALSE RUMORS, WHO BRING ANIMOSITY AND HATERED AMONG ALL COMMUNITIES TO COVER THEIR ATROCITIES AND NOT FULFILLING THEIR PROMISES GIVEN TO PEOPLE. THIS IS THE REAL TRUTH WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY.

              PLEASE SEE THROUGH COLOURED GLASSES TO SEE THE REALITY AND NOT TO FIGHT AMONG OUR HUMAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

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          Well, I wonder why they have blackened the face……..the hot thing.

          Anyway the one in Photo has got talent……seriously great talent.

          You don’t have to be a star baby………….

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HyLZWlJ1e8

          You don’t need to be a Muslim to enjoy a tasty Biryani…….

          Just enjoy life.

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          Asanka,

          Well, I wonder why they have blackened the face……..the hot thing.

          Anyway the one in Photo has got talent……seriously great talent.

          You don’t have to be a star baby………….

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HyLZWlJ1e8

          You don’t need to be a Muslim to enjoy a tasty Biryani…….

          Just enjoy life.

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            I read Quran as a force sex book.

            Islam has a ruled to marry captured women this kind of marriages are also done by tribes. Islam is a tribal religion that was started by uncivilized Arab tribes. At the time Egypt, Persia, Israel and other surrounded countries has better civilized societies they all refuse to embrace Islam. Not only them other tribal clans in Arab. So your prophet declared war against all of them. To get more Arabs into war he allowed to soldiers to have women POWs.

            Sex promoted religion.

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              By banning marriage for Buddhist clergy, does Buddhism deny them basic rights? So I think no religion is perfect

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              Both John and Asanka,

              First of all I am a Sinhalese and I have mentioned it many times, but you both are still misreading me.You castigate me simply because I write the truth as to what is truly happening in the country.

              I have been telling you all on and on that not only in Sri Lanka but around the world, all Religion and Race riots are happening not due to their defferences in Faith and believes, but they are been instigated, manupulated, brain washed and put into fight by the Political and corporate Business Mafia.

              I wonder why you both and many other so called Religious and Race True Patriots cannot understand this.

              You all are been duped by the Sri Lanka’s Political masters who took shelter behind the Masses and the majority religions or the Races for their own survival and hanging onto power. It started by SWRD Bandaranaike in Sri Lanka and still continuing.

              When the different religion and racial communities fight each other, the political masters and their goons are happily enjoying since they get the cover behind these avoiding the burning economic issues and make way to force them to intervene by the masses, so they make their stay and service important.

              Just look at Sri Lanka’s history after Independence to find who are the main culprits behind all these Communal, racial and Religion disharmony in the country. Today all the religions are infiltrated and controlled and taken over by the extremists and Jihadists.

              This is same all over the world. Wars and Riots, land and property grab, Arms sale and business deals, spreading Rumors, False Media and media suppression, divide and rule, exploite of natural resources,suppression of minority, stealing and suppression and changing parties and governments are all part of the Political Business Mafia Power play.

              Please watch following videos just to get a little glimpse of what is going around the world.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdXDJlWY_Os
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh251GUokXw
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0taeoGGMnY

              False rumors against Religions and Races and spreading violance among communities is the latest trend happening both in Sri Lanka and around the world and these rumors are spread by the same Political Business masters who govern it’s people.

              Therefore when we ordinary citizens are been duped and are made to fight and kill each other, the same Political and corporate masters who instigate these violance are happily enjoying the Drama unfolding in their Luxury residences.

              THEREFORE ALL I SAY IS TO STOP FIGHTING EACH OTHER AND UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY WHO INSTIGATE THESE FALSE RUMORS WHO BRING ANIMOSITY AND HATERED AMONG ALL COMMUNITIES.

              PLEASE SEE THROUGH COLOURED GLASSES TO SEE THE REALITY.

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              POPPYCOCK. ISLAM RECOGNIZES THAT ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED,THEY
              HAD TO PROCREATE-THIS SEX.SEX IS NOT DIRTY AND PERMITTED WITHIN
              LEGAL LIMITS.

              YOUR RELIGION PROMOTES CELIBACY ONLY IN THEORY.
              PRIESTS WHO SHOULD BE CELIBATE ARE HAVING MANY ILLEGAL FAMILIES
              AND PRODUCING BASTARDS, WHO ALWAYS WANT TO PORTRAY ISLAM IS ALL ABOUT SEX. WELL IF YOUR FATHER DID NOT HAVE SEX, YOU WILL NOT BE THERE TO MAKE THIS STUPID COMMENT.

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              Asanka,

              You say……”I read Quran as a force sex book”…..

              I thought it was Kamasutra which is the sex book…..But suprise to hear you say it’s quran. I don’t think so, and I am sorry for your half understood Islam.

              Also you say……..”Islam has a ruled to marry captured women this kind of marriages are also done by tribes.”

              Just follow that at the moment that there are 90,000 war widows who are still in their middle and young ages in the North and East at the moment.

              Many are Pretty attractive, loving, kind and some have children with nobody to support them.

              They are looking for both economic, health, physical, mental, psychological support and also looking for security for themselves and their children, their health, their lives and their upbringings etc…etc…

              Also some may be looking for love, affection and a life partner to marry.

              Do you have any suggestion for these 90,000 or so war widows.

              Please answer.

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              Sonali Gammampila looking for to keep old time budhist culture that mean “Five Brothers married to a single lady and share her all brothers” sonali wants that type of sharing.

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              @ Asanka,
              I don’t think that you have reading been the Quran and got the real meaning. Who said camel urine is haram? You know eating pork is haram in Islam as well as it is prohibited in Christianity. But there are certain chances where can be used pork/pig fat etc. Islam has the solution for all mankind problems.
              I assume First of all I understand you don’t understand Buddhism as being a Buddhist. Islam starts from the first man who arrived to this universe Adam. It is not started with Prophet Muhammad. He is only the last and final messenger of God. Before him there were 123999 Messengers had arrived. And So many testaments/scriptures has arrived. Quran is the final testament from God.
              In Buddhism neither you can believe God nor unbelief God. But we did not know Lord Buddha believed on God or not….he never spoke I assume as per Buddhist scriptures.
              As reading one or two sentence in Quran you will not understand Islam. It is not an story book. I assume, You try to understand Islam based on the life of who has Muslim names. You know brother, the real Muslim can have any name…..even he can have name “ASANKA”…..nowhere in Islam says Muslims should have only Arabic names.
              I hope you will do further research and find out the truth. As for your information there are many anti Islamic organizations in the world, because Islam is the fast growing religion in the world. In western countries more women accepts Islam than men (Because Islam disgracing the women—–Lol).

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        Can anyone understand that she is writing about the columnists and pseudo journalists who bash Buddhists? It is hard to comprehend why she is being attacked while she is talking about the hard reality in SL and India . Instead of Shenali bashing it would be better for these critics to analyse and understand what she is talking about .Knowing the SL mentality everything other than the core subject will be talked about .

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          You should her twin not to have got it.

          She is just spreach biased views defending whatever abuse the rulers would continue with

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        Shenali, Let us take your arguments one by one.E.medananda and Jackson Anthony once said that the Ravana period antecedes the Vijaya period.Ravana had gone to India to kidnap Seeta.Which means that India and SL had physical connection for the people to travel- Sethu samudrana connection-. Remnants of Hindu temples had been found in the south. This leads to the conclusion that SL was inhabitted by a group of people who were Hindus.It is also possible that Kuveni was from that stock. Vijaya, thrown out to the sea to die on the sea landed here, lived with Kuveni and then threw her out with her two children.Then they organised the ” slut ship” to bring women from India.It is the product of these couples that led to the Sinhala race.Kuveni’s people who were the original inhabitants were eliminated.There is the story that Lord Buddha on his dying bed requested God Sakra to safeguard Vijaya. That is an insult to Lord Buddha.Will he attempt to protect a ruffian? In the case of Elara -Gemunu war, a lot had been written how they wielded the sword. Do not believe that story. Elara was 75 years. He may not have been able to wield even a table fork.Most probably gemunu would have got into Elara’s house and stabbed him or throttled him.Then the good people of Anuradhapura rose up against Gemunu, who had to kill over a million to save his seat.Gemunu himself was of Tamil descent.Later in life he regretted his misdeeds and that is why he made inquiries from the priests, the priests replied that you have killed only one human and the rest were animals.Gemunu may have erected Ruwanwelisaya to attone his crimes.History of the Sinhalas is replete with treachery by the Buddhist priests eg Rajasinghe of Seethawaka, Don Juan Dharmapala of Kotte.There are many more that can be quoted.So when people speak about Mahayana mentality, unscrupuleness of the Buddhist priest they are being objective.Hope that will take you off the racist track kelle.

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          Shenali, The Chair of the Lessons Learned Commission is the son of Justice K,D,de Silva.See how that family had become more enlightened.You should follow that family.

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      This [Edited out] girl is[Edited out]! She needs to go on a [Edited out]! She is suffering from a [Edited out] complex!
      Obviously SW has a terrible chip on her shoulder, and cannot think straight!

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        Edited out = 3

        Seems to be real Muslim. Good follower of prophet Mohammed(PBUH).

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      Get a life babe!

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        Dodo

        “Get a life babe!”

        Does she look like a babe?

        You are being politically incorrect.

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          She’s a [Edited out] girl but the CT editor has deleted my comment on her being a [Edited out] girl. Silly bugger!

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            OK, I got, She is a ” [Edited out] girl” :D

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      Point of View

      “Shenali Waduge is a disgrace to women and to Buddhism”

      Why do you single out her as a women. Would do say Malinda is a disgrace to men and to Buddhism?

      Both are Sinhala/Buddhists hence disgrace to human kind and Buddhism.

      “Shame on you woman !”

      Again you single out her as a women.

      Are you a some kind of male chauvinistic p*g?

      Men are the worst kind.

      In Shenali’s case a man trapped in a woman’s body.

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        Native;
        This Senali Writer says.

        “The government which has come to power on the exclusive Buddhist vote”.

        But there were some rumers, that RAJAPASSA gave a Bribe to SUNGOD PIRAPAHARAN and Stop tamil from voting.

        So How come this GIRL saying that EXCLUSIVE BUDDHIST thing?.

        I like That “a man trapped in a woman’s body”.

        But looks Not Manly Courage, but someting else.

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          JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

          The fact that MR paid a large fee to VP. VP delivered a election boycott in Vanni. There were more than 200,000 eligible voters. UNP lost the elections by 100,000.

          The go between was well known and this was reported in many Sri Lankan media.

          Mother India financed the whole project according to the person who delivered it.

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            Shenali, Julampitiya amara and native Veddah says that the Sun God was given money to stop the Tamils from voting. Is that right my kelle?

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      Without shooting the messenger , Could you whoever you are leave a civil reply to her excellent and well researched article . Shenali far from being a disgrace is a lady par excellence to grace any occasion. pity that you are not aware of the facts, Point of view !

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        sarojini

        “Could you whoever you are leave a civil reply to her excellent and well researched article”

        She must have put lot of time and done lot of work. Despite of all her efforts, it looks like garbage in, garbage out.

        She generates bad vibes hence she cannot be a lady par excellence. I would once again say she is a very bad man trapped in women’s body.

        “pity that you are not aware of the facts”,

        I don’t want to be contaminated by her very very very bad vibes hence I thank myself for not meeting her.

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          Sarojini, If you can call it a excellent and well researched article, you must have been released from Angoda yesterday. This women Shenali is a racialist.It is said that a bull from Jaffna left her high and dry did not allow the cow to provide her with milk.What research is there in that? Only a sick cow will write an article like that.Be they Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim,Buddist, Christian Islamist or Paravas, as long as they are Sri Lankans meet their obligations in paying taxes ( all of us pay taxes which is collected as indirect taxes) they are entitled to express their opinion.This cow should learn that. Otherwise we will send a bull on heat to meet her.Even the bull might be repelled.

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            Sarojini, Leela, Lester and the bunch are evidently placed by state goons to protect whatever being added to CT articles.

            They are just experimental model similar to injected mice for lab experiments. So long our folks majority would represent by these goons, nothing can change in the system. Fools create only fools :(

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        Sarojini:
        Tour use of a Tamil-sounding pseudonym is about as lame as the Game Hen’s last name!
        At least, you are able to string two sentences of English together without revealing your illiteracy, so you should seek the mantle of Chief Apologist for Sinhala Buddhist Racists.

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        SAAAROOO, Who ever you are;

        ANY BODY CAN UNDERSTAND THIS IS A WELL RESURCHED GARBAGE DUMPED To C T .
        AND SHE WANTS TO USE THIS MOVMENT TO GET SOME POPULERATY.
        As you say,
        IF SHE IS A lady par excellence to grace any occasion,
        then what should any body called to a REAL LADY PAR EXCELANCE.

        Like you,
        She Is paid to write crap like this and give bashing to who write aginst, what is happening wrong in wonder land of univers.

        Pity that you are not aware of that,[ one thing],

        we know that you are a paid rag, who is writing for the galleface goons and for you hunger.

        that is why i talled you to better to beg in front of fort railway station.

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      This website is publishing this opinion, hence not one of those websites
      Singhala websites and newspapers should also publish a wider opinion, even self critical ones, then these wars and phobias would have been well avoided

      Prince Vijaya came to this country a Hindu
      Its not just Islam or Christianity that came across the seas, so did Buddhism, recognize that the Island had a pre Buddist and pre Vijayan past, what is left of native culture?, language? religion? race?……..

      Many of the great kings were mixed race, multi faithed, ceremonial Buddists; Polonaruwa, Kandy, etc. they were Lankan kings, not merely ‘Sinhala Buddist’.

      KALU KELLAS DONT WRITE ENGLISH OR USE INTERNET, KALU SUDDHAS DO
      They are jealous that others have got there first (eg. visa talk)

      We want to be both Buddhist and Western/modern, recognize that, then there will be no eternal ‘foreign conspiracy’, you can learn that from your political leaders.

      Without trying to ape or please (for no fault of her own), she must ask why Waduges are discriminated from large Buddhist orders.
      Most religions discriminate against women too, so there need not be religion or religion bashing if we see value in life beyond religious, racial, colour identity.

      Yes, we can follow the Chinese type media freedom and say go to hell to them Buddhist Tibetans; many of us Buddhists do, knowingly or unknowingly, there is money at that end too…

      There is a difference between Buddhism and SL Buddhism, even Olcott said so, between theory and practice

      ‘FOREIGN CONSPIRACY’ AND RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY/BASHING IS NOT UNIQUE TO SL, MOST COUNTRIES USE IT AS POLITICAL AGENDA, REGARDLESS OF BUDDHIST, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM OR HINDU, THEY TRY TO PLAY ON OUR EMOTIONS.

      Look at the big-talkers, no end about loving religion and foreign conspiracy, there life style says a different story, they are taking you for a ride.

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      This is the “height of stupidity”. How can Shenali write this type of nonsense. Who paid her to write this. She has displayed once again she is an educated fool. No one said Buddhism is intolerant. What was always written was “some Buddhists in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world are intolerant. This also includes monks who behave like thugs. Shenali shame on you to have written this. Buddhism is not an intolerant religion but some Buddhist are. Get this into your skull!

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        Lanka, Educated fool no, not ever she gets her catch to write. The catch does this and other helps for her

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      BUDDHISM is not idolizing Buddha or venerating objects resembling Buddha, expecting to attain Nirvana. Till this false myth is realized, these followers claiming to be Buddhists, including this writer, will never have Peace of Mind and will be a Curse to Society.

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      If SL is so bad for Arabs and Indians, just get out with dignity.

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        That is good, Only we veddas will remain..

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          AadiVasi Aththo

          AadhiVasis are living in India, go back.

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        “The most evil in my nation are those who speak too much, who spread idle talk and fill their mouth with words; and the best of my nation are those with the best character.”

        Prophet Muhammad said :”Do you know what backbiting is?” They said, “God and His Messenger know best.” He then said, “It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike.” Someone asked him, “But what if what I say is true?” The Messenger of God said, “If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him.”

        “Surely those who accuse chaste believing women, unaware (of the evils), are cursed in the world and the hereafter and they shall have a grievous chastisement. On the day when their tongue and their hands and their feet shall bear witness against them as to what they did.”

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      Editor CT,
      can you please take this rubbish article off this web site and give space for more constructive dialogue ?
      These are paid contributions for government propaganda in CDN and better left there.Why give them added publicity free of charge ?
      AS

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        Amarnath Sunderagama

        “can you please take this rubbish article off this web site and give space for more constructive dialogue ?”

        No need to remove this article from this site. We need more of it primarily for two reasons:

        The publications of these types of articles help the authors to expose themselves as who they are, racists, bigots, stupid, very stupid and very very stupid.

        You know we all stressed out, therefore we need some relieve on a daily basis. In fact these writers help us to relieve our frustrations.

        We must thank them.

        I am eternally grateful to these racists, bigots, stupid, very stupid and very very stupid.

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          Hello Native Vedda,
          Why don’t you then propose to CT Editor to start a “MadCow” site to post these junk essays for people like you to release stress ? See what happens when junk is posted ? There comes a total purging of lunacy. Over 260 comments out of 275 are sheer trash. Reproducing racist purging of a dumb writer and posting equally stupid comments is not professional journalism.
          Professional journalism should allow for a decent, informative and intelligent dialogue in this site.
          AS

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            Amarnath Sunderagama

            “Professional journalism should allow for a decent, informative and intelligent dialogue in this site.”

            Decent, informative and intelligent dialogue and Sri Lankans don’t mix, mutually exclusive.

            People should be allowed to make their own informed choices. CT provides this service as a religious duty.

            Who decides what to publish and what not to publish?

            If you don’t like such people writing their stupid irrational pieces then you have a choice, please make your own choice by not reading them.

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            Who cares a professional or the journalism. What is so eminent in journalism but lies, incitement and treason. Will a good journalism or a bad journalism protect the poor citizens emotions? In one word we can summarize is that journalism is a new way of therapy for the brain haemorrhaged, epileptics, diabetics, hemorrhoiders, schizophreniacs, alzheimerons, herpeans etc. etc.

            Does Amaranth make good RPG games?

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      Shenali Waduge is a “paid Commodity”. trying to get BBS ticket for Parliment seat.

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    As is apparent from her own article, she has no qualms about bashing other religons but is pained when her own is criticised. Also she has mentioned some who do not criticise Buddhism but only the way some so called adherents act. Strange she has not mentioned her teacher, Gnansara even once in her article. The teachings of Buddhism according to Gnanasara are very popular with her types.

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      EXACTLY. SHENALI YOU HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH A MUSLIM.
      DESPITE AL THE ISLAM BASHING,MUSLIMSARE VERY CAUTIOUS IN NOT
      INSULTING THE BUDDHA.
      JUST IGNORE HER.SHE IS ONCE AGAIN TRYING TO SEEK POPULARITY
      I DO NOT SEE ANY BUDDHIST WHO FOLLOW THE PRISTINE TEACHINGS
      OF THE BUDDHA.
      YOU ARE “SICK” GO GET YOUR HEAD EXAMINED.YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM HALLUCINATIONS
      TO SEEK SOLACE BECOME A BIKSHUNI UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF YOUR
      GALABODA WHO WAS PROMOTING FIVE WIVES FOR BUDDHISTS.

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    Shenali W is a despicable creature to human kind. Famously defending the hate speakers. Most non Buddhists have enormous respect for practicing Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Hope her kind stays down under and disintegrates to the oblivion.

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    I fully support your ideas and the list given below. They always write with venom in their mouth. Their main subject is to bash Buddhism and Buddhist Culture.

    “The regular columnists appearing in all the private English newspapers are: Anne A (never misses a chance to engage in Sinhala and Buddhism Bashing), Dharisha B, Dushey R, Harim P, Kishali P, Kumar D, Latheef F, Shanie (Notebook), Tisaranee G, Uvindu K, R Philips, Sonali S, Fredrica J, RM Senanayake, Izeth H etc… these articles are then complimented with another set of regular columnists that include Kumar R, Surendra Ajit, Basil F, Nimalika F, Pakisothy, Jehan P, Dayan J. Their writings do not shower praises about the Sinhalese, the Buddhists or their love for the country.”

    You missed some other names in this list and you must include the columnist –DBS. J., as well.

    Most of these writers are trying to portray a picture that they are broad minded, non-racist and objective writers. But their main objective is to insult Buddhism, Buddhist monks and Buddhist heritage.

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      YOU BUDDHISTS STARTED THIS “DIRTY GAME” LED BY GALABODA.
      YOU WANTED A REPEAT OF ’83 MUSLIMS DID NOT GET PROVOKED AND ACTED
      WITH RESTRAINT. SO YOU LOST THE GAME.DO NOT THINK MUSLIMS ARE FOOLS.
      ALL LISTED ARE NOT MUSLIMS. THEY ARE STANDING UP FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE

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        They did a small visit to the East. Trying to do another bigger visit. Also trying to divide the eastern people on the race lines. Looking for a spark.

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        AYMAN

        “ALL LISTED ARE NOT MUSLIMS. THEY ARE STANDING UP FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE”

        You mean Dayan too?

        “DO NOT THINK MUSLIMS ARE FOOLS”.

        No they are not. Aren’t they stupid?

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      And you are shame to be in the threshold of Buddhism, a punter of extremism, a sarcastic fool who is blithe in qualms incarcerating a respectable ‘ism the Buddhism.

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      Sunil Dahanayake

      “But their main objective is to insult Buddhism, Buddhist monks and Buddhist heritage.”

      We don’t insult Buddhism, Buddhist monks and Buddhist heritage. We don’t insult Sinhala heritage either.

      We insult Sinhala/Buddhism, saffron clad thugs, and Sinhala/Buddhists Mahawamsa heritage, and rightly so.

      In fact all right thinking man/woman should take a wow to insult Sinhala/Buddhism, saffron clad thugs, and Sinhala/Buddhists Mahawamsa heritage before and after every meal and snack.

      What is your problem?

      If you are a Sinhala/Buddhist or a saffron clad thug who is practicing Sinhala/Buddhists Mahawamsa heritage or feel like one I will give you permission to insult yourself. Don’t await for our permission just go ahead.

      We can supply you with a do it yourself kit on request, very useful, even dummies can use it.

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      Sunil no one said that Buddhists are intolerant, all what was written and said was some Buddhists are intolerant. If you and Shenali cannot get this then there is something wrong with your understanding.

      Further Buddhism is only a religion like Christianity, Islam, Bahai and other religions. Why should Buddhism have special status in Sri Lankan constitution. When the next amendment to the constitution comes out it has to be amended to say that all religions have equal rights in Sri Lanka and no special status to any religion. This is the first step that has to be taken to bring about equality to the masses.

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    Editor, please refrain from publishing this type of article, unnecessarily introducing divisions among the readers on religious lines.

    We are already a nation divided on racial lines and the focus should be on promoting an understanding of the different points of view.

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      SHE STARTED THIS IN THE “DAILY NEWS” AND SHE GOT IT BACK IN FULL MEASURE
      BY HAMEED KAREEM,WHICH SHE COULD NOT TAKE.

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      Thruth

      These are the views commonly held by vast majority of Sinhala/Buddhists.

      Shenali Waduge only explicitly expressing it. She is at least honest and open about unlike the rest of you lot.

      I welcome her piece of irrationality and bigotry for its in the open.

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        Ditto Native,

        By the way are you also particular about your bloodline like some Portuguese decedents; they seem to think they are special and above the average Sinhala Buddhist

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          Nabil

          “they seem to think they are special and above the average Sinhala Buddhist”

          I believe we are the first among the unequal.

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    Shenali why dont you think all of us as Sri Lankans and not Buddhist, Hindu or even Muslim which you seem to dislike most. We as a people can only develop as one not when we are divided. Hatred as Lord Buddha has said would only lead to destruction. Even shame on all concerned, let alone Sri Lanka. Lets not impose ones will on another, but respect each other. I as a boy clearly remember how we mingled with different communities as one, even eating off the same plate or sharing our food without bias. That was CEYLON. Lets get Sri Lanka back to it please. Shenali, you skills in writing can give the lead, you’ll be loved and respected. Forget the past.

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      Agree very much.

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      Sinha,

      I truly agree with you. Until we get rid of these Skin head Racists and start seeing each other as Sri Lankans respecting every body’s values,faith and culture, this division will go on for ever.

      Remember it was SWRD Bandaranaike who started Buddhist Sinhala Racism for his Political gain to win elections which is still been copied by Rajapakses.

      It’s time to change or all will perish in the deep blue ocean.

      Remember this time it’s going to be 17 Million Sinhalese Buddhists against five Billion Christian,Tamil, Hindus and Muslims.

      Make no mistake.

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      Singha , could you please say this to the Tamils who advocate separatism . To the Christians who dabble in unethical conversions, and the Muslims who force down their halal culture to all the SL ????

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        sarojini

        ” could you please say this to the Tamils who advocate separatism “

        In the past 40 years or so the International Community has recognised 60 new countries.

        What is wrong with another separate country emerging out of Sri Lanka?

        I know you are going to write some stupid Mahawamsa driven stupid reasons.

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    Clearly, this woman is hallucinating. She needs to see a good psychologist. Better still, a Kattadiya.

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      It’s her Parthian shot, she bewitched, not by Buddhism but by absorbing nutrients from the loathsome parasites who harbour hatred on their own people, infringing their very right to live.

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        Yes aney, this Shenali gal also behaving like that Leela and Gnanasara fellow. Someone had said you are man trapped in a woman’s body. Madness ne. To me you a madman trapped in a woman’s body meya. Same as that Kuragala ‘Valli’ girl. Dont waste our time meya.

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          :) :) Ouw aney Meya!!!!!!!!!!

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          Did you guys listen to Ghanasara´s rebuttal to Derana lately

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzLW1nG0XdU

          ” asked why he was charged to have drunk alcohol and driven the vehicle without a valid licence and injured two innocient people, was answered, that he was then young and had somtimes to act in that way in solving problems of the people”.

          Was this not enough to send the pseudo perverse cheevara dariya – so called disguised buddhist monk for a long term jail – also providing him adquate training to rehalitate him ?

          Why the judges ended up with inadequate verdicts – bothers me that much you not ?

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            Great moderator of derana has fearlessly raised all the questions, but the Ghanasara failed to give her acceptable responses to many questions.

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            We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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          Shenali,
          Your views are matching with Galaboda’s. You both can be a perfect couple. Galaboda is looking for 5th wife. I hope one day you both will marry. If nis world may be in “mathu sansare’ you both will be cow and abull

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    Thanks Shenali,
    It is time that this whole disgraceful disparaging against Buddhism was exposed.in an Islamic Society such blasphemy would n mean instant death by stoning. Ironically some of them are in the forefront of attack here!
    Look at “Point-of View”, the first to respond.His/her frustration -may be after bed room failure(kshanika-mochanaya =K/M) the previous night! Why hide?

    What one hears against Buddhism daily in the news media and the Internet is sickening.It could be looked as if these writers/bloggers are exposing their up-bringing, intolerance and frustrations and even trying to show up that they stand above everyone in the society (Brown Sahibs- The McCaulay breed) by bashing Buddhism,organisations like JHU,BBS and others (intlerance).Why cannot they be descent. Why call BBS “Balu” and JHU (Helu and Karumaya)even by some bloggers carrying non-Sinhalese/Buddhist names?

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      Why are you Bewildered ?

      Nothing failed in the bedroom last night. Couldn’t have ask for better :) Were you thinking of your own bedroom performance when you posted this comment :) :)

      You are spot on. The writer is indeed exposing her up-bringing, intolerance and frustrations and even trying to show up that she stands above everybody in the society !!

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      Bewildered

      I am bewildered.

      It seems you do not understand the difference between Buddha’s teaching and Sinhala/Buddhism.

      Once you have understood Buddhism as Buddha propounded it then we could have a fruitful discussion. Until then pleas feel free to rot in Sinhala/Buddhism. That is of course I suspect for the rest of your life.

      “What one hears against Buddhism daily in the news media and the Internet is sickening.”

      It is because you are listening to attack on Sinhala/Buddhism and not on Buddha’s teachings.

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        Native Vedda,

        You are absolutely correct.

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      Bewildered”What one hears against Buddhism daily in the news media and the Internet is sickening.It could be looked as if these writers/bloggers are exposing their up-bringing, intolerance and frustrations and even trying to show up that they stand above everyone in the society (Brown Sahibs- The McCaulay breed) by bashing Buddhism,organisations like JHU,BBS and others (intlerance).Why cannot they be descent. Why call BBS “Balu” and JHU (Helu and Karumaya)even by some bloggers carrying non-Sinhalese/Buddhist names?”
      You should check the problem at the root.I am a Buddhist.I am sickened by what I hear the Buddhist does.Take that paraih who burnt himself on Wesak day. By that act he violated my religion, my values and a place I worship at.That fellows body should have been fed to the dogs. Instead they gave him a high value funeral.On Poson day 2008, I read that a Buddhist priest had sodomised a very young boy and when the mother complained the people of the area turned on her.Next week I heard that a chief priest near Kalutara had seduced a girl about to attain age.There are murders, dissappearences,rape, rape of children,taking place.Politicians are running illicit liquor businesses, politicians are accused of drug pedaling,when one politician was accused of killing another in broad day light with many people watching a Buddhist priest organised a Bodhi puja for the accused.Chief Priests bind Pirith nule on the hands of despicable characters.Why do not the Priests and the people like you two who complain that Buddhism is being slandered, protest these happenings?
      At Matara a priest from a very important Temple raped a woman, a man’s wife.The man reacted.The police and the politicians backed the priest rapist and charged the husband.Even if the husband shot dead that priest, he was not guilty, that is his right.
      That foul mouthed man was punished for erractic driving under the influence of liquor.Exposing that was not anti Buddistic.
      So why are you and Shenali complaining about these being exposed.

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        I am a Sinhala Buddist.I am disgusted with the manner that our “so pious” Buddhist and the clergy react.Day before yesterday, it was reported that a five month old baby had been raped by two.Did the Sinhala Buddhist who scream when a statute is removed utter a word in sympathy NOO did a Buddist priest convey their sympathy NOO, did a Mahanayake, nayake and Podi nayakes, there are a plethora of such,express their sympathy NOO. When the Mendis family was killed and burnt at Padaviya did the Buddists and the Mananayakes, the Nayakes,podi nayakes express their sympathy NOO.Hark back to the Gam Udawa that was staged during the 87-89 killings.At the opening ceremony, the two Mahanayakes, that Madihe priest all tied pirith nool on Premadasa and chanted pirith and wished him a long life.What the Hindu and the Muslim priests said I did understand. Then it came to the turn of the Catholic and Anglican Bishops.They made a plea from the President to ensure that the wanton killings of youth be stopped.Did the Buddists, the Mahanayakes, the Nayakes and podi nayakes express any sympathy or did they try to stop the wanton killings NOO.
        So Shenali when you accuse others of denigrating Buddhism please be objective.The Buddists, the Buddist priests have forgotten the basics of Lord Buddhas teachings.They exhibit form but not the substance.Thus they will have to face the criticism

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      JUST OBSERVE SIL FOR POSON AND SEEK ENLIGHTENMENT. SUBHA ANAGATHEYAK

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    Oh dear! What a paranoid point of view!! Looks like Ms Waudge has got this whole thing bass ackwards, or else she may have mentioned the BBS’ hate speeches (not to mention their diabolical and destructive acts of hate). And as for complementing the administration for “..how nice the roads are in Colombo..” , gee whiz, is that the criteria for ‘good governance’?

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    please tell her to write on BBS to know how it spreads hste speech. hste comes from Buddhism. not from others. it is sad. hate speech come from monks.

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    When will our Nation prosper. Always talking of Buddhism,Christianity,Islam and Hinduism. Why cant we forge a National identity as Sri Lankans and let the religion be a private choice of the individuals. Until such time and only then can we prosper as a Nation, otherwise we will eternally be fighting within us at a high bloody and economic cost which will be disastrous to the Nation regardless of their faith. Sometimes back I was told by a resident who came from Australia, that they do not even require to fill what religion you belong when filling an application for jobs, it is purely on merit the jobs are offered. When will that time come in our thrice blessed island. We can only pray for that, so that at least our future generation will prosper as a Nation.

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    Ms.Waduge, I’m glad one of your articles has at last appeared on CT, because the CDN (to which you write) does not give an email contact. English language newspapers. I thought the CDN was an English language newspaper-I have never seen a buddhism-bashing piece in it; and your articles are distinctly and virulently pro buddhist, and against even the ‘moderates’. You have the right to publish your views, of course, but please do make sure that your facts are correct and your language less hateful. ‘Skills in writing’? WELL!

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    Insinuations

    The challenges therefore are that there are many local journalists who are being funded and sponsored to write against their own country. Most are now located in foreign stations claiming to be “victim”. Some of these are able to quickly pack a suitcase and take a flight, get a scholarship and a job while for us the process of visa application, submission of financial statements and sponsorship letters and interview decides whether we are to be given visa or not.

    SO DO YOU THINK THAT IS ONLY COMMON TO SRILANKA ? MAY BE SOME NGOs AND FUNDING BODIES BEHIND THEM; BUT WHO ARE BEHIND YOU – IS THAT NOT GOVT THAT PLACE YOU GUYS TO PAINT A PICTURE FAR FROM THE TODAY´S REALITY IN THS COUNTRY ?

    They are paid to use their local knowledge and talent to fabricate lies, create mischief, engage in slander, twist stories and promote disunity among communities through well-funded websites and email campaigns. If we say this is “gutter journalism” who can disagree and who will demand freedom of expression for such journalists?

    NOT EVERY SINGLE JOURNALIST WOULD WRITE ISSUES WITHOUT STUDYING THEM PROPERLY. THIS IS AWARE TO ANYONE WITH A BRAIN OF THE SIZE OF A NEEDLE HEAD.
    YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE UPTO SUPPORT THE MURDEROUS RULE OF MR; WOULD DO ANYTHING WHEN IT GOES TO SUCCEED THEIR AGENDAS; EVEN NOT DARE TO KILL SOMEONE IF THE MR GANGTERS ARE BEHIND YOU: THIS IS BECOMING CLEAR TO THE MASSES; BUT IT WOULD TAKE SOME MORE TIME; THEN RULE OF MR WILL HAVE TO PROVE THE LOCALS AND IC FOLKS :: AS IT WAS THE CASE WITH SADAM OR ANY OTHER TOTALITARIAN LEDERS THAT ABUSE THE OWN FOLKS FOR THEIR AGENDAS ?

    So where in them do we find “ethics”?

    THERE IS NO ETHICS IN TERMS OF PRESS OR ANY OTHER GRAVE ISSUES IN SL UNDER MR ADMINISTRATION: THIS OTHERS HAVE GRASP BUT YOU AND THE ILK NOT YET:

    Take a segment of any private newspapers – browse through the articles published and count the number of articles that ridicule the Buddhists and blame the Sinhalese for all the troubles in Sri Lanka.

    lATELY; I HAPPENED TO READ ISLAND; SUNDAY TIMES AND SEVERAL OTHER NEW PAPERS; BUT ALSO COMPARED THEM WITH THOSE OF LANKADEEPA; THERE I FELT; :::THEY DONT BLAME ALL SRILANKEN; FOR THE FATE THAT WE FACE TODAY; BUT TO THE MR administration: FOR HAVE HIRED; AGBs to KILL OWN PEOPLE, OR THEIR MPS OR SOME MINISTERS TO HAVE ABUSED LANKEN ADMINISTRATION WHEN IT GOES TO HARM OWN PEOPLE:

    WHERE ON THE EARTH WE HEARD IN THE PAST; THAT AN IDIOT MP WENT THAT FAR TO ASK A TEACHER OF A HIGH SCHOOL TO KNEEL BEFOR HIM; ::: EVEN BEHEADING ACCORDING TO SHARIA LAW IS NOT ENOUGH WHEN PUNISHING THIS KIND OF MR HENCHMEN:

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    This article appeared on 20th June in the state run daily News. Obviously, It is government propaganda material.

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    It seems Shenali Waduge is either insane or trying to get into the good books of the dictator Rajapaksa. As a Sinhala Buddhist living overseas I enjoy reading the coumns of Thisaranee G, Darisha B, Kishali P, Kumar D and RM Senanayake because they analyse the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka pretty well. What they write is the real truth and I don’t think the Sinhalese who follow the Buddhism preached by Lord Buddha will not agree with their thinking. Only the Sinhalese who follow the Sinhala- Buddhism preached by the present day Government leaders and their Balu Senas criticize these columns.

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      Patriot. Ditto, my values are the same.Shenali should be given a bath of nettle.

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      Perhaps Waduge realizes her so called feeble effort at journalism is a failure, and now resorts to insults on real journalists like Thisaranee, Dharisha, and others. Desperation makes her sound like a sore loser, and a real amateur.

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    What people like Shenali Waduge, Sunil Dahanayake, Bewildered etc have failed to realise is that none of the writers/columnists mentioned above have ever bashed Buddhism or the Buddha at any stage.

    What they have pointed out is hypocritical manner in which some Sinhala-Buddhists practice Buddhism- laity and monks included.

    I repeat, no one has ever bashed the Buddha or the Dhamma!

    So please get your facts correct before making fools of yourselves.

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    Warning!
    The post entered under the name “Bandu Silva”, 22nd 10.38 A.M.,might give the wrong impression that it is by me. I am not “Bandu Silva,” and never use that designation. I am very particular about my name which is “Bandu de Silva” with small ‘de’, a signifier as I learnt was associated with Portuguese royal circles.Looks like the work of a ‘Balu’ Silva to confuse readers!
    Bandu de Silva

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      Bandu de Silva

      “I am very particular about my name which is “Bandu de Silva” with small ‘de’, a signifier as I learnt was associated with Portuguese royal circles.”

      So you aren’t reclaiming Kandyan crown to yourself.

      What are you doing in my ancestral land?

      I wish you return to your mother country and claim your rightful place in the Portuguese aristocracy.

      I wish you well.

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        Dear Mr Bandu de Silva (with small de),I like to clarify 2 points:
        Your admired ancestors, the Portuguese were (and still are) avid Catholics. As colonizers, they drank wine like blood and resorted to forced conversion of the illiterate Sinhala peasantry at the point of the Kaala Thuwakku. With the BBS protesting against conversion of Buddhists today, how does this cut with your own sentiments as a diehard Sinhala-only? Secondly, to your purported ancestors, your second name has always been Zilwa with a big Z and not simply Silva. How come those in the royal circles took pains to add the small de while missing the big Z in conferring the respected name to your family? A right royal mess eh? To me, the whole small de big Zee affair seems somewhat like missing the wood for the trees.

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      Apoi Appochi! What is the big fuss about royal names and all Aney. Can we really tell which monkey we all descended from. Dont we even look like monkeys to the Portuguese fellows.Even they must be laffing when reading about this small ‘de’ and big ‘de’ Kolama. Cant forget we are all Simple Simeons after all. So,Bandu Silva, Balu Silva , what does it matter Aney. All same same after all. Ask Darwin Aiyya and he will tell you.

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        Sitawaka Magilin Akka

        “All same same after all. Ask Darwin Aiyya and he will tell you.”

        Darwin vouched that the first ape spoke Sinhala and practiced Sinhala/Buddhism, according to Sinhala/Buddhists.

        Darwin vouched that the first ape spoke Tamil and practiced Tamil/Saivam, according to Tamil/Saivaite.

        I am not sure which of the above is correct, may be both.

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          Dawinsm has to my knowledge revealed nothing related to the langagues that the turned apes initially spoke. Whoever we are, even apes are seen to have their sorta good leaders to provide them with good guidance than the current leader of the SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC SRILANKA or not ?

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          Wow. Shenali [Edited out] is now going to cry again. This time she is going to insist that the first ape spoke Sinhala and practiced Sinhala/Buddhism and NOT Tamil. Now she is going to blame Darwin Aiyya for misleading people about her origins and brand him as anti-buddhist. That Kuragala Patthini Amma is also going to jump in. Wait and see.

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          Both apes means monkeys

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      Small “c” big “pee”?

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    shenali waduge is a frustrated woman. i have never seen a [Edited out] and [Edited out] woman like her. she misses lots of good things in life including [Edited out]. i would like to introduce a well endowed african to satisfy her [Edited out] needs. all her frustration stems from lack of [Edited out] activity. whenever possible she just goes on and on about india and the 13 amendment. most of her long essaya are published in lanka toilet web. lanka toilet web stinks like hell. c t please don’t put her photograph any where. [Edited out]

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      She [Edited out]

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      Aney Bolo!A well-endowed African? How I pity the poor fellow. With all his natural endowments even he will never be able to satisfy this womans wild delusions. Better still, an equally perverted bi like Gnanasera or that young gay hunk of a monk who burnt himself recently. Watch the Kama video (posted above) of that Thero fellow engaged in carnal action and you’ll know what I mean.

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        Ammata Hudu! Was that Shenali in the [Edited out]

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    Bravo Shenali. It takes lot of courage to speak the truth on such a sensitive subject.

    I challenge to all those who denigrate and ridicule Shenali here to come out and declare their religious affiliations: My estimate is close to 90% of these critics are non-Buddhists. If so, these venomous critiques can not be considered impartial, just like those written by the listed journalists.

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      Wow. Just… wow.

      “Victims of hate speech were and continue to be the Buddhists” Much like when the BBS called for the subjugation of muslims and christians in broad daylight on stage. Let’s see how far correspondingly anti-buddhist rhetoric will be allowed to go on before the government, police, and local mobs storm such a stage and rip the speaker limb from limb.

      “If these English language newspapers were sufficiently patriotic they could have made a very useful contribution to bringing about unity among the various communities after the country achieved its independence” Yes, after all, it was the English-language media that called for “Ape rata, Ape basa”.

      “subtly attribute the fault at the doorstep of the Buddhists?”. The buddhists are the majority (as the nationalists are so fond of reminding everyone repeatedly, running the state apparatus- when something goes wrong, the majority and the people in control needs to take the blame. This is a classic example of taking credit when something goes right, then denying responsibility when something goes wrong. And this isnt limited to buddhists either- it’s our national psyche.

      “Their writings do not shower praises about the Sinhalese, the Buddhists or their love for the country”. Love for one’s country is subjective. People criticize things they love to try and set them right, to fix them. Dayan J, for example, at least now has realized the danger of this govt.’s bull in a china shop foreign policy.

      “project a “Mahavansa Mentality” “- they aren’t the ones projecting that mentality. Go and talk to people in the street, young people. Almost all of them have this mindset, where the Mahavansa is law and is proof of the Sinhalese’s right to do as they see fit. One only has to see the ridiculous levels to which this has gone when recently this govt. and its nationalist supporters went on a rampage about the naming of a cyclone. We hang on too dearly to our past, and not enough to the present. We count the names of our ancestors more important than the future of our kids.

      I could go on like this for the entire article, but that would be a waste of everyone’s time, and CT’s server capacity. All I’ll say is that that last point about this “other people are painting us badly” shows just how out of touch Shenali is with what people actually think on the street. I’ve heard this whiny justification growing up within the Sinhala-Buddhist society, and the moment I actually started thinking about this, the more I saw it as a cheap excuse to get out of taking responsibility. For example, has anyone actually apologized for July ’83? no. 20+ years on, people are still trying to justify it. Maybe there was more to it that just a convoy of dead soldiers, maybe not- the fact remains it was wrong on the part of the majority; yet no one has the honor to apologize, to be the first to heal the wounds- but we have plenty of people like Shenali here who call for reconciliation while refusing to do something as simple as an apology- and they claim it’s “others” that are painting them as the demons. Of course they are, Sheni- you’re handing them the paint and the brushes!

      End rant.

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        ok that wasn’t supposed to be a reply to Dimwit. No idea why that happened O.o

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      Dinwit, I am a Buddhist, but not a Buddhist killer with pirith nool on myself.

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        Good to hear Capucine. Heartening to know you are not a killer or you do not wear pirith nool when you do.

        Statistically however, 33%, 22%, 11%, 7% and 27% (See note below) of all killers is either a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or belong to some other religion or no religion respectively. Of the 7% Buddhist killers, some don pirith nools and others do not wear them. That my friend is the world we live in.
        Note : Above percentages are approximate world religions follower numbers.

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      Dimwit:
      You really need to pick another pseudonym because this one does NOT conceal your identity.

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        Dimwit is Lester with an appropriate pseudo name :)

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      …and the dimwit is a Sinhaloid.

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    Folks, take pity on this woman Shenali Waduge.

    Look at her photograph. Her eyes speak volumes of her personality. They spit out hatred and venom at you even through the computer screen.

    When a woman [Edited out] they usually end up bitter, venomous and at war with the world. At my age, I should know. Poor creature!

    She’s also an attention seeker. Since [Edited out] doesn’t attract any attention she needs to find another way of achieving it. So despite greatly lacking in writing skills, she pours out venom through what she regards as ‘writing’attracting attention, however negative it may be.

    For people like Shenali Waduge any attention she can draw, good or bad, is far better than no attention at all.

    Any [Edited out] and psychiatrists reading this, please help out Shenali Waduge!

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      Mahadana Muththa

      “Folks, take pity on this woman Shenali Waduge.”

      She could be a man trapped in women’s body.

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        “She could be a man trapped in women’s body”.
        Sounds like a direct quote from your Holy Book ;<)

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          Yea, the 500×50 jatakaya.

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    Firstly CT has to be pulled up for carrying a smear campaign.

    Secondly commentators must stick to the substance of the article.
    If the allegations are not true – simply give examples to show otherwise.
    Will calling the writer names show you are any better than what you are accusing her of?

    This is the problem and the author has said this so too… people like the authors mentioned above have been having a field day calling Buddhists name that it has been part of their day to day business… now when people like Shenali are bringing arguments to show otherwise the only defense is to get together and call her names… what shameful behavior…

    It just shows everyone’s color including CT… because they do not carry her other articles… but this particular one they are carrying jsut because their poodles have been mentioned by name…

    Very shameful behavior…

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    Shenali Waduge,

    You are not a good writer. Your first sentence is a paragraph by itself.Your style of writing (if it can be called a style) reeks of confusion and your inability to get you message across clearly. You obviously have no writing skills.

    Unlike other articles CT carries, I had to read your piece more than once and I still can’t understand what the hell you are writing about.

    From what I think I could understand, you are a supporter of those Sinhala Buddhists who are extremists, hypocrites and everything despicable disgracing the Buddha and his philosophy.

    From what I can comprehend from this piece of crap you have written, is that you are okay with anyone practicing your idea of Buddhism (Sinhala Buddhism)which promotes bigotry, extremism, treachery etc.

    In other words, you are against the Buddha, the Dhamma and anyone who follows the Buddhist way of life as laid down by the Buddha. You and your ilk are the typical Sinhala-Buddhists disgracing the Buddha and the Dhamma!

    Shenali Waduge, if you are a Buddhist do yourself a favour and learn the Dhamma the way Buddha’s way and NOT the Sinhala-Buddhist way.

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      Well said, Kattakarawala.

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      K K;

      “In other words, you are against the Buddha, the Dhamma and anyone who follows the Buddhist way of life as laid down by the Buddha. You and your ilk are the typical Sinhala-Buddhists disgracing the Buddha and the Dhamma!

      Shenali Waduge, if you are a Buddhist do yourself a favour and learn the Dhamma the way Buddha’s way and NOT the Sinhala-Buddhist way.”.
      KK;

      Most of us must agree to your reply,

      To my knowledge, this senali Writer is trying to get fame and popularity and
      another LAPTOP from govenment,

      What ever her name is She is not a follower of Lord Buddah’s Path.

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        just goes to show what gutter commentators CT has… just look at how well other posts articulate…

        CT is guilty of allowing its replies to purposely abuse Shenalie when the use editor rights for their favorites,,,, thats what i can say

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          Nandana, the very fact that CT is willing to publish your comment alone is proof that your contention is unfounded. We think CT is doing a great job.

          All those who think that Shenali makes a coherent argument must think hard about her fears, because to any sane and unbiased reader, it is plain that all she is doing is fear-mongering!

          Her fears are not directed at every minority in this country. It is directed at a particular minority, the Muslims. Her virulently anti-Muslim stance is no different to all those who are masquerading as patriots, fear minorities as enemies on a Sinhala nation.

          The patriotism they know is a patriotism of hate, founded on suspicion. And the best they can do is attack a helpless Muslim community citing alleged slights and imagined injustices committed against the majority by the Muslim community.

          It is unfortunate that Sinhalese are perhaps the only majority in the world habouring a minority complex. Look at the frenzy with which they are running around blaming all and sundry; from accusing NGO’s of funding projects that are designed to wipe out the Sinhalese to conspiracies to Islamize this country.

          What the Sinhalese fail to understand is that lack of industriousness and vision contribute to the decay that we see everywhere from an under performing economy to lawlessness, and poor values.

          Instead of externalizing the challenges and blaming minorities, the Sinhalese need to examine their fears and failures. How long could you place your misfortunes of your own making at the feet of the minorities? Look at the number of suicides, murders, the ever increasing rate of rape, and alcoholism; are the Muslims to be blamed for all these sins?

          Take the case of the actions of the pseudo patriots who pushed for the abolishing of English medium schools, while the astute Indians stayed with the legacy of the British English education system. While our Sinhala educated graduates languish without jobs, their Indian counterparts are well recognized for their skills and are sought after worldwide. Should the minorities take the rap for a decision that boomeranged on you?

          India has is a vibrant country despite her many differences because that country embraces diversity. Indians have overwhelmingly rejected racism time and again demonstrating that they believe in racial equality and governance based on secularism. There are minority many more minorities in India than here, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Jains etc., but the government has steadfastly remained secular and as a result that country has progressed. Look at Singapore which does not carry the kind of inferiority complex and racist baggage. Where is Singapore today and where are the Sinhalese?

          Jealousy and envy are universal; recently a Tamil student tried to kill a Tamil lecturer and a Muslim tried to get rid of another Muslim. The former because she didn’t favour him with a pass mark and the latter because of business rivalry. Both these incidents shatter the popular myth that minorities tend to look after their own interests.

          Shenali and others would rather die hating than accept plurality believing in the might of majoritarianism.

          Inability to accommodate Tamils led to a 30 year war and you continue with your triumphalism, not realizing that you vanquished your own blood brothers and sisters. You mistakenly believe that once the Muslims too are cowed down you will be happy.

          Unfortunately this victory over Muslims, when you have it will only be fleeting; because by bringing the minorities down you will bring the majority crashing down, too.

          If you haven’t learnt this lesson in 30 years, you will never learn and the minorities can only lament the lessons unlearnt

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          nandana

          “CT is guilty of allowing its replies to purposely abuse Shenalie when the use editor rights for their favorites,,,, thats what i can say”

          I would say the insult coming from netizens are not enough. We want more not less.

          If she keeps throwing stones at the netizens mob she should not expect the netizens to shower her with flowers.

          Freedom of speech is something that you don’t learn at Sri Lankan schools, instead you learn Mahawamsa.

          This must be your first visit to CT hence you are unable make head or tail of it. It is understandable, please do visit us often and get used to the idea of democracy, also we need some one to mock.

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            I’ve become a big air conditioner of you all this while. Sang you for the articulated retorts on the ruffians.

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          Just go and have bath,

          Because You just got out from Rajapassa Gutter.

          It stinks, very badly.because of, full of SINS.

          YOU ARE PAID TO, NOT TO WRITE THIS,
          ASK THEM, your bosses WHAT YOU SHOULD YOU WRITE to these INCORIGIBLE COMMENTATORS.

          OTHERWISE IT IS BETTER NOT TO READ THIS C T ‘S BLOG.

          WE DO NOT USE SENALI’S RIGHTS.

          SHE WAS NOT USING her’s, BUT ABUSING IT. [WITH CDN,and S O]

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      kattakarawala

      “I had to read your piece more than once and I still can’t understand what the hell you are writing about.”

      You are not a intelligent person are you?

      Even Shenali Waduge herself still can’t understand what the hell she was writing about.

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        and i cannot understand you native vedda.
        what are you actually trying to say?
        dear dear you and this broad shenali confusing me.
        i could understand kattakarawala because i like katta karawala.

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          Wanathe Shiromi

          “and i cannot understand you native vedda.”

          Even I don’t understand myself.

          “i like katta karawala.”

          Good one.

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          Mmmm …”katkarvols” yummy, but smells like bombilly.

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        Yes, write catering to tamil-peelam or promoting a christian world.

        Any anti-rajapkase or Anti-buddhist articles are the best written and value far higher than the bible.

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      Kattakarawala . So you think you are a master of the English language ? Are you an English honours graduate of the SL University ?. They all have the same complex .

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        Sajorini @,

        If Kattakarawala is said to be a master of the English language.

        Why not you make use of the chance to provide the president with a good teacher so that he can save lot more funds without further wastages ?

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          he is not the master of the English Language but likes to think so!

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      kattakarawala, your comment prove you are a Muslim. Sri lankan Muslim consider more about the English language than anything else.

      I don’t know whether her English is good or not, but her content is correct.

      You are just another Islamic racist who show off your English talent.

      Drink some camel urine and think carefully what she have written.

      Islam is a [Edited out]

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        Aha, Asanka, so you like Camel Urine eh? Tell me something, where can you really buy it in Sri Lanka, Wanna try it myself cause every post of yours talks about it. Must be really fantastic. Or maybe your father was a Camel.

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          No, I don’t like one of my Muslim friend ask me for his birthday. Can u tell me where can I buy halal camel urine as mentioned it on Islam.

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            And your Muslim friend promised to give you a taste of his own urine for telling him where to buy halal camel urine? Try it,Asanka. And believe me your friends urine will taste better than the camel urine you have been used to drinking all these days. Oh Asanka, Come to where the flavour is. Come to Muslim loos.

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              Ha ha you have already tasted my friends urine. But I don’t, OK.

              By the way if you are a Muslim.

              Drink divine and halal camel urine. Don’t forget to see the Halal Certificate.

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              Asanka you have tasted halal Muslim urine. In your system five brothers marry to a single woman and call wife for all to share.

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            No, but I know you want to taste my urine.

            We don’t practice that marriage now. but Muslim women still share one man.

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        why do not share it [ camel urine] with DR MERVIN SILVA.

        He used to drink his own.

        Some time he will run nonstop to Arabia,

        GOD BLESS TO ALL ARABS [ if he lands in arabisa.

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          Dr Mervyn Silva must watch out. If he lands in Saudi Arabia they will catch and behead him. But before that, they will cut off his you-know-what.

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          Call and tell him

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    Shenali must be saying some home truths for all those who criticise her here,only attacks her in person,and nothing about what she said.

    Has the Bangladeshi attacks on Buddhists been exposed as much as the Burmese attacks on the Rohingayas? That’s what Shenali is talking about.

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      ALL attacks are cruel. But in the case of Burma, Muslims were killed. It is not an isolated incident.It affected the WHOLE country.

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        In Burma, both Muslims and Buddhists are killed. Sometime these tense situations were started by Muslims according to news papers but not guardian. It’s not good to take another’s life. If you are real peace lover condemn both parties. These are fault of both sides. Every non Muslim nation is scared to Islam. These things are because of countries in Middle east. Problem is not being minority. It’s difficulties of living as non Muslim among Muslim majority.

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      NAK

      “That’s what Shenali is talking about.”

      Shenali’s garbage in garbage out typing may impress you what you don’t seem to realise is that she is treating you as a thrash can.

      Sit there, take everything but don’t expect others to follow suite.

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    Shenali, you have disturbed a hornets’ nest. But I am sure you can withstand the stings.

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      She will withstand anything. She has no shame !

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      She is counting on the stiky posts in her fan base like the crawly-tot Mousevalli.

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        She is gorgeous. She shines bright like a diamond.

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          “She is gorgeous. She shines bright like a diamond.”

          So Asanka, you somehow managed to see her shining backside eh? Clever guy.Dont tell me you coaxed her to show it to you by giving her halal camels urine to drink. Or maybe it was your Muslim friends drip?

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            your comment prove you are a good Muslim and behave according to your religion. what is your first inclination after you finished reading this article?. Did you want to rape her ?. You are a sick person. Try to control it or try to hide it. I know you can’t control it it has inherited to your blood from Arabs.

            In history while Arabs and Europeans fought for the sea Arabs rape all the captured women who were on the ships in front of their husbands.

            I can’t say about your prophet. Because my comment will not be published.

            Drink Halal Certified Camel Urine.

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            CT Editor:

            The portrait in the avatar box is NOT that of mine. Im puzzled as to how it appeared against my comment. Please remove it forthwith.
            Thank you. hussain

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              CT is a blind man’s paradise… they heed not, intend to remove it will ever be not, simply because all CT moderators are rednecks.

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              “all CT moderators are rednecks”.

              Unless you have evidence to show that the moderators either suppress some remarks (meeting the guidelines of course)or doctoring them before publishing, this remark is unfair. If you say this because CT moderators allow comments unpalatable to YOU, then your are the redneck.

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    Shenali, your make it look like that Buddhists are the victims. What you fail to realise is that ALL SRI LANKANS are victims of your hateful, finger pointing, write-up. Even your mentor, BBS, might look at your in shame.

    When will you realize that all countries WILL ALWAYS have minorities and they need to be protected.

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    ”They should have advised the minority groups to adapt themselves to the changing circumstances and exhorted the majority to be generous towards the former”:

    ”adapt themselves” and ”generous” would do for shenalism-wadugeism.

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    m/s Shenali Waduge is ideology of consciousness or her Magna Carta through out her essays a constant willingness to take risks and appropriate.Needless to say her versatile and competent essays has impacted more on people of Sri lanka, more than any crisis since end of war 2009 May.
    The peace and stability has sparked an essential debate about Sri Lanka politics, economic,social,culture, ethnic,past colonial rule,the soundness of this nation economy revival and even the appropriate shape and path of a capitalist system.
    Her traces the origins of the PEACE and Stability and sovereignty,are core issues eschewing easy answers and demolishing the contention that Sri Lankan, need more way-out ,while also outlining the alternatives and revealing that even now there are new choices ahead that can make difference.
    Our civilization has not broken even after end of 435 years colonial rule or 30 years war against Terrorism or failure of so-called imperil of Parliament democratic governance since 1948 or failure of two party system of imposture political promises and its nature of class modus operandi of state power,can only fix it by examining the by Shenail’s essays theories that have led us into NEW PATH FOR SRI LANKA.
    Ongoing peace,stability and sovereignty of ideas over the most effective type of capitalist democracy order,as well as a rebalancing emerging social classes in political-economy-social,is shaping that our national order.
    The battle of ideas of Shenail and other may finally give the lie theories of rational democratic view Sri lakan nation, inevitable changes and development of political system of democracy.
    In my view, I think Shenail’s essays made certain contribution of that path of re-orientation and reconciliation of our democratic order.
    No doubt that will lead brewing democratic reform and revolution of the people of Sri lanka.

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      N.Wimaladasa:
      When will people like you realise that multi-syllabic words and jargon DO NOT constitute intelligence?
      For God’s sake, IF you have a message to convey, put it in comprehensible English because what you write makes NO SENSE at all!

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      RE: Shenali Waduge is ideology of consciousness or her Magna Carta through out her essays

      Probably correct to say “Ideology of consciousness like a Manga Cartoon”.

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    Shenali the Saviour of Buddhism must visit Tibet where daily repression of buddhist monks,nuns,laymen/women is terrible.
    So much so,that tibetan monks are self-immolating themselves daily and the chinese government is vainly trying to prevent this situation leaking to the world media.
    But I suspect she will not do so as her ‘Godfather’ Mahinda Rajapakse will not tolerate any criticism of China which has made Sri Lanka indebted to the hilt by financing the many vainglorious megalomaniac “projects” which MR expects will make him the glorious undisputed leader – for life – of the lankan nation forever.
    Shenali must preach to the Chinese about the glories of sinhala buddhism urgently.
    Maybe they will change their murderous ways.

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    During colonial times, non-Buddhists were disproportionately represented in the bureaucratic and other positions of authority. This was achieved through the Colonial masters’ divide and rule policies, state supported Christian missionaries run schools producing elite for the Civil service and professions, concessions given to those close to the power in carrying out mercantile, commercial and maritime activities, the club mentality of the elite missionary school past pupils who only recruited persons in their old schools in to establishments they were running, the club mentality of other minorities such as Sri Lankan Muslims, and other Arabic and Indian minorities. The list goes on.

    Having received a Western and Christian influenced education through the missionaries, there emerged a new social stratum of educated English speaking non Buddhists. These minorities were over-represented in university places, including engineering, law and medicine and that they had control over large areas of the economy.

    This struggle continues even up to today. When the Sinhala educated Buddhist children are slowly taking up positions they could never have dreamt of previously – like the Commanders of the Armed Forces, Secretaries to the Ministries and Chairmen and CEO’s of the Banks etc., first the Tamils rebelled and now the Christians and Muslims have started crying foul. All because Sinhala Buddhist are now seen not only as drivers, ayahs they were used to but also in the professions. Discrediting Sinhala Buddhists through non-Buddhist owned media is part of this wider rebellion.

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      and yet, Dimwit, something you neo-intellectuals fail to see is that nothing has changed! These Sinhala-Buddhist fellows at the “top” (as you claim) are doing the same thing the white man did- divide and rule: it’s only you who think they’re different.

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        kp:
        Touche!

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          When will people like you realise that plain English words when used as jargon (used only by your lot who went to St Thomas’s or Trinity College) is not understood by the Sinhala Buddihist godayas hence their use DOES NOT constitute intelligence?

          For your God’s sake, IF you have a message to convey, put it in comprehensible English because what you write makes NO SENSE at all!

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            he replied to me, and i understood it :)

            and one does not have to go to christian school to bother learning a language without which you can’t get a proper job in the country.

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