A song released on the occasions of the first anniversary of President Maithripala Sirisena assuming office seeks to promote him as some kind of modern-day reincarnation of King Parakramabahu the Great.
The song, perhaps commissioned by the President or his media team, is a throw-back to the reign of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa who was likened to King Dutugemunu, in song and by association film. Ironically, the lyrics condemn sycophants and hosanna-singing even though the entire production is but a celebration of sycophancy.
Sirisena, in his election campaign, strongly condemned meaningless and expensive self-promotion by Rajapaksa, but has in the past 12 months indulged heavily in the same practice.
A song praising Mahinda Rajapaksa immediately after the defeat of the LTTE claimed that the then president was a blessing to the nation and indeed consecrated by the gods themselves. In this music video, the same sentiments are expressed, except that the visuals actually have astral entities literally descending from the heavens to shower blessings on King Parakramabahu. The attempt to equate Sirisena with this king who ruled from the president’s ‘home town’ Polonnaruwa is unmistakable.
Sirisena’s ‘royal’ ambitions seem to mimic those of his predecessor, with two major differences. Whereas Rajapaksa’s fascination was with Anuradhapura and Dutugemunu, Sirisena’s fixation is with Polonnaruwa and Parakramabahu. Also, whereas Rajapaksa’s ‘royal’ flirtation took off only after 4 years into his term, Sirisena’s has kicked off one year after assuming office.
Upadte – In the face of growing public criticism the video of the President Sirisena’s Official Song for 2016, has been removed without any reason being offered. Since President Sirisena is featured in the set in all likelihood he not only commissioned the production but also would have given the green light for its broadcast.
Click here to watch the song.
President Sirisena’s Official Song for 2016 – Numba Ape Minihek;
Someone called Pissu Raja reposted the video again;
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s song;
Selwyn / January 8, 2016
Analyst / January 9, 2016
What are we waiting for?? Time for Regime change of LOCK STOCK AND BARREL.
Desert Storm / January 13, 2016
All the rulers who has taken money from the IMF/World Bank are criminals. Many Dictators and Mass Murdering rulers have a Jewish training and the Jewish backing.
Need to know why???? Its all controlled by the Jewish bankers and war mongers.
Just check with this video to know some of their unpardonable crimes…..
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Amarasiri / January 8, 2016
RE: Dutugemunu Replaced By Parakramabahu As Maithripala Crowns Himself
Parakramabahu is a better role model than DutuGamunu. He was from Polonnaruwa. Gamarala Sirisena is also from Polonnaruwa. May be he can unify all the fractions in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.
Parākramabāhu I (Pali Mahā Parākaramabāhu 1123–1186) was king of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa from 1153-86. During his reign from the capital city of Polonnaruwa, he unified the three lesser kingdoms of the island, becoming one of the last monarchs in Sri Lankan history to do so. He oversaw the expansion and beautification of his capital, constructed extensive irrigation systems, reorganized the country’s army, reformed Buddhist practices, encouraged the arts and undertook military campaigns in South India and Burma. The adage “not even a little water that comes from the rain must flow into the ocean without being made useful to man” is one of his most famous utterances.
Parākramabāhu spent much of his youth in the courts of his uncles Kitti Sri Megha, Prince of Dakkinadesa, and Sri Vallabha, Prince of Ruhuna respectively, as well as in the court of the King of Rajarata, Gajabahu II. He succeeded his uncle Kitti as king of Dakkhinadesa around 1140 and over the next decade improved both Dakkhinadesa’s infrastructure and military. Following a protracted civil war, he secured power over the entire island around 1153 and remained in this position until his death in 1186. During Parākramabāhu’s reign, he launched a punitive campaign against the kings of Burma, aided the Pandyan dynasty against the Chola dynasty in southern India and maintained extensive trade relations with China and countries in the Middle East. Within the island, he consecrated religious monuments, built hospitals, social welfare units, canals and large reservoirs, such as the Sea of Parakrama.
JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA / January 8, 2016
“”Gamarala Sirisena is also from Polonnaruwa””.
Gamarala Sirisena is not from Polonnaruwa.He is from Siyane Korale paththuwa, Gampaha.
Amarasiri / January 8, 2016
Thanks for the correction on Gamarala Sirisena
Leelawathie / January 9, 2016
I wish I could also call -Gamarala -but never as Rajapakshe.
AM / January 12, 2016
Yes where Ranatunge brothers come from. You know their character,Good for politics.One in left one in right the other one in center.So all are safe. That is the kind of theory Gampaha guys are practicing.So Sirisena also doing the same.One leg in UNP other in SLFP hands are in India and mind is in USA.So safe for next 10 years.
THIVYA / January 10, 2016
PARAKRAMABAHU the Great was a Tamil blooded king. He was the son of a Tamil (PANDYAN) Prince
PARAKRAMA BAHU I 1140-1173 AD Grandson of Vijaya Bahu I, Prince of Royal Blood, PANDYAN DESCENT, son of Manabharana and Vijaya Bahu`s sister, Mitta –
Princess Mitta, the sister of Vijayabahu I, was given in marriage to a Pandyan Prince. Manahbarana, Kitti Sri Megha and Sri Vallabha are the three sons by this union. Parakramabahu is the son of Manabharana(his father was a Tamil Pandyan Prince) and Ratnavali, daughter of Vijayabahu. His queen was also a Tamil princess ulakamakadevi aka Leelawathi.
The PANDIYAS: (Tamil: Pandiyar)
The PANDIYAS were one of the three ancient TAMIL KINGDOMS (Chola and Chera being the other two) who ruled the Tamil country until end of the 15th century. They initially ruled from Korkai, a sea port on the southern most tip of the Indian peninsula, and in later times moved to Madurai.
The early Pandyan dynasty of the Sangam Tamil literature went into obscurity during the invasion of the Kalabhras. The dynasty revived under Kadungon in the early 6th century, pushed the Kalabhras out of the Tamil country and ruled from Madurai. They again went into decline with the rise of the Cholas in the 9th century and were in constant conflict with them. The Pandyas allied themselves with the Sinhalese and the Cheras in harassing the Chola empire until they found an opportunity for reviving their fortunes during the late 13th century.
It shows the Tamil PANDIYA Prince was the GRAND FATHER of Parakrmavahu the Great. (Chula Vamsa refers him as the Pandiya Prince.)
PARAKRAMAVAHU`S QUEEN LEELAWATHI:
Queen Leelawathi, was the second woman in Sri Lankan history to rule as sovereign in her own right. Lilavati rose to prominence as wife of Parakramabahu the Great, king of Polonnaruwa. Being of royal descent herself she then ruled as sole monarch on three different occasions in the near-anarchy following Parakramabahu`s death, with the backing of various generals. The primary source for her life is the Culavamsa.
Lilavati clearly belonged to the old SINHALA-PANDYAN(TAMIL) house of Vijayabahu, whilst Nissanka Malla, Vikramabahu, Chodaganga, Queen Kalyanavathi and Dhammasoka appear to represent a separate, Kalingan house.
Parakramabahu I thus coming of TAMIL LINEAGE, easily ingratiated himself to the Tamils of Jaffna.
anonymous / January 10, 2016
Well read Thivya. Aren’t all living beings ‘interconnected’ according to the ‘Enlightened One’s’ teachings?. What the majority of humans do not realize is the fact thatall conditions are impermanent. ‘Sabbe Sankhara Anichcha’.
Amarasiri / January 11, 2016
“PARAKRAMABAHU the Great was a Tamil blooded king. He was the son of a Tamil (PANDYAN) Prince “
Must be. All are Paras in the land of native Veddah Aethho are from India. Just check their DNA.
Even the Name Says so.
Speechless / January 8, 2016
I must admit I am speechless!
Coming colours not very promising!!
Ben Hurling / January 8, 2016
Agree. I am a bit confused myself.
Native Vedda / January 8, 2016
All these politicians love to be the Chakravartin (Emperor) of this island.
Just after the war, the prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri chapters bestowed the title of “Vishawakeerthi Shri Threesinhaladishwara” on Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The crook in command shamelessly accepted the honour. This very act didn’t say much about Mahinda but about the quality and honesty of the prelates.
Ben Hurling / January 9, 2016
I have no idea how these so called prelates are chosen. Those appointments look almost hereditary to me, at first glance.
Neither do I know why so called “Buddhists” attach so much importance to those men in robes.
Unfortunately that is how religion works. Everyone knows it is pretty stupid. But, nobody wants to question. Supposedly out of respect. Too bad it has happened to a philosophy that encourages critical thinking in all our dealings.
If that is not enough Chief layman or Basnayake Nilame or “Bassa” at that temple in Kandy is often a first class crook. Latest to be appointed was non other than Lohan Ratwatte’s brother Mahen.
Now please give me a break! Just too much for me.
Against that backdrop the Star of Honor pinned on disgraced ex-president by these so called prelates is no surprise. Do not expect any better.
Speechless / January 9, 2016
Thanks Ben – never a truer word was spoken!
EW Golding / January 8, 2016
Well if he wants to wank a bit and release a video its ok; I don’t care.
But what are his real intentions? Does he want to stay on beyond his first term (recall he said he would not). Well if he wants to, let him be frank about it and open the matter to public discussion. Despite his many faults he MAY be a better “Gopallawa-type” president (after the new constitution) than most of the alternatives I can think of.
Ben Hurling / January 9, 2016
I refuse to believe President Sirisena’s judgement failed him to this level.
Wonder whether this song and dance is another “brilliant” idea from boot licking henchmen, who usually surround Sri Lankan politicians.
At least I like to believe so for the time being.
Alternate Energy / January 9, 2016
EWG: “Despite his many faults he MAY be a better “Gopallawa-type” president (after the new constitution) than most of the alternatives I can think of. “
Not if he is going the way he is.
Maybe (with your Golding hat on) you can find some use for all that ‘wind’ that he is blowing out of his rear end without the substance he was promising (aka known as all fart and no ‘you know what’)?!!
Amarasiri / January 8, 2016
RE: Dutugemunu Replaced By Parakramabahu As Maithripala Crowns Himself
“Numba Ape Minihek”- You, one of our own men, “Nammada Aall”
“Numba Ape Gamek”- You, one of our own Villages.
punchinilame / January 8, 2016
Simply, it is in keeping with the tastes of the SB Voters. Current henchmen must do what they are familiar with to hold on to their positions.
Douglas / January 8, 2016
Hurrah….. Now a “Different Group” of Goons have obviously identified the WEAKNESSES of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena and LEADING him in a “path” to “GLORY” with a “HIDDEN PRECIPICE”. This same “AMBROSIA” was fed into the ex President Mr. Mahinda Rjapakse and we saw how it worked. I do not however, blame these “goons’, because they are in any case “VULTURES” in waiting to go for the “Kill” and that is for their survival. I blame no one else other than MY3, because he gave out signals of his weaknesses by (1) appointing his own brother to a position for which he is unqualified and unsuitable, (2) allowing his own daughter to engage in unofficial duties accompanied with Public Officials, (3) taking his own son to the UNO assembly and providing a seat among other dignitaries (4) appointing his son-in-law to a post of PRO within a Ministry coming under his purview (5) being “COMPELLED” to turn a blind eye to what similar actions that are being take by the members of his Cabinet. etc. etc…Looks he is well and truly TRAPPED. What can we say, other than SORRY.
Backlash / January 8, 2016
Pygmies arrogantly pretending to be giants – at the expense of the people. The job of the more sensible rulers is to fix up the economy,
usher in peace and reconciliation, reduce unemployment, engage the
rising Cost of Living. Does Mr. Sirisena know many people in the below lower middle class levels are managing with 1 pitiful meal a day. Fish, meat, vegetables have all risen. The ordinary man in the street cannot afford to have even his casual drink of arrack, his only form of entertainment. Casual labourers and domestics are demanding Rs.1,000 a day. The economy is in ruins. Aiyo Sirisena must forget ego-boosting efforts and get on with real work. Is he up to it.
Pygmalion / January 8, 2016
The Executive Presidency has made its incumbents going on Ego Trips.
This is also one reason why it should be abolished without further delay!
Analyst / January 9, 2016
Crown Prince or Clown Prince , Please tell us President how do we trust our sacred educational institutions and the Educators whether they instil good values to our present day youngsters, the future adults of SL ?!
What can we expect of our future adults? Would they go on to beg steal and borrow because they were not taught of good values at schools.
Certainly there will be law suits against the Pricipals and schools by these present day youngsters in the future.
Very recently a well known school Principal was allegedly accused of mismanagement of school Funds.
Likewise there are many more Principals among us so called Educationists mismanaged and fiddled school Funds and cheated our children and their education., Funded by the SL government to be used in schools for the education of our children, had been plundererd by these Principals under the nose of our Master thief MR while he himself continued with plundering.
Please see that all these culprits are punished.
Your honeymoon period is over , Please full fill all the promises you made to us on the 8 th of January 2015! On the day the new dawn opened for SL.
We thought you will discard all the undesirables , in fact you have collected and joined forces with all the undesirables.
That was not part of the promise / bargain , President???? We do not want to go back to the ” Paraya State ” which we all hated .
Best wishes for 2016.
confused / January 9, 2016
The visuals of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s song is very much better. What is President Sirisena’s Official Song trying to say? I am confused.
Samuel Jayaweera / January 9, 2016
Hey you guys keep on criticising only. If there no song, you would have gone on saying… Mahinda did it a nice way… today, this charm ceremony by which the govt has celebrated the first aniversary since MR is chased away – there, Gota is saying… that a grand celebration…. as if those buggers were dead during the days of MR… those extravaganza costed the tax payers billions of funds.
See, none of the invitees and their families arrivals were broadcasted as Mr Medamulana did it. They pinguththarayas, destroyed the state funds for their travels – giant shows. Today, did any of you notice the kind of SOBANAYA -SHOW off ? NO..
Please be grateful to the current men at least on this day … they have achieved a lot during the year even if Gota cant see it.
A) 19th Amendment
B) Blocking BebaduBuruSenawa (former BOdubalasena) that attacked countries innocient muslims srilankens
C) White vannig and the like mafia underground networks
D) MeDIA Freedom is allowed than had been in the past.
We cant turn srilanka a Germany within a YEAR – if people expect from the same nation – YOU CAN WAIT another 100 years. The affinity of majoirty srilnakens to get caught to abusive way of life is very easy-
Proved by last Election – please check yourself the new
Wow / January 9, 2016
Really? you gonna justify this fiasco cause it was more simple than Mahinda’s era? My3 became president with the promise that he would not do the stuff mahinda did. He is doing the exact opposite! The economy of the country is almost destroyed and yes, that’s probably why the damn thing was simple. Judging by the pretentious nature of the video which my3 commissioned himself, he would have gone for a much extravagant display of stupidity otherwise. Atleast in mahinda’s time there was still money around to do all the stupid shit he did. Its time idiots like you stop looking at my3 through rose colored glasses. My3 is a failure as a president. and FYI
A) 19th amendment – the independent commissions with police going nuts
B)The stupid way of handling bodu bala sena gave rise to “sinha le”
C)white vans gone and replaced by black defenders
D)media freedom – i refer you to the above video commissioned by our wonderful president
stop defending my3 and see him for what he is. He is a “liar”. a filthy one at that. A cheap person by character, not simple, just cheap
Sama / January 9, 2016
This is the point that lanken in general have to work on…
they want to achieve a lot within a shorter period of time, but those who criticise to all depths, dont even contribute when they are being requested..
This is a problem for entire developing folks. They stay only criticising…
just tell me anybody you guys would do your part honestly while being in the country ?
Just because you guys got god given mouthpiece, just to add your thoughts without thinking twice can lead to all mess… this MR regime did all along.. foooling all vulnerable masses. Their stupid mind sets are cemented by Raja storites. The consequence was even if JVPers or late Golden son of the nation – SObith thero repeated not to support the criminals again, nevertheless, they voted for Mahinda and criminals again.
kNOWING the background… meaning every second of among vote eligible people in the country are so stupid, … to expect things to turn to the levels of a civlized country is really funny.
Each time on my return from the country, I feel, even so called hard working people in Colombo (pvt sector) are also doing much less work compared to average covered by WESTERNers a day. Each and everyone is compelled to work on the west for their bread. While our buruwas inlcuding you stay on criticising only. My3 and Ranil are not magicians to bring you guys to sense.
Productivity = everyone s hard work – achievements for long run.
Rigorous law enforcement is a must in this regard. Regardless of the level of the person met with, law should be in action. So long that would not be there case, lanka will stay as it has been .. no doubt, crystal clear.
anonymous / January 10, 2016
“Rigorous law enforcement is a must in this regard. Regardless of the level of the person met with, law should be in action. So long that would not be there case, lanka will stay as it has been .. no doubt, crystal clear.”
I totally agree with you on this aspect.
But not on this: “Productivity = everyone s hard work – achievements for long run”
Where & who are the producers????, a million $ question!
“If you get the human side of the equation right, the business side will balance”
Unfortunately, there are only a handful of humans in the present government and this man MY3 keep adding more to the existing inhumane, corrupt individuals. Is Mahinda Jarapassa holding his personal file?
Wow / January 10, 2016
Well clearly you haven’t been in the country for long else you would have seen the state of it. So you are saying that My3 and Ranil aren’t magicians to make a change in the short amount of time. Well as a booruwa (according to you) speaking his mind i’m obliged to tell you that you are infact wrong in that regard, because my3 and ranil did work magic and as a consequence, the country is gone to the dogs. And here we have all knowing dumb gits like you commenting on the state of the country without even being in it. The promise was to change everything in 100 days, or did you forget that already? And pray do tell us what sort of change these goons plan to bring to the country? so far we only see corruption and a country slowly imploding. For the whole of the past year it has been only “thajudeen” and “avant guard”. Not a single development project. None! Ranil’s central bank bonds scam has now become a distant memory. why is yahapalanaya not looking into that?? ravi karunannayake just released 500 vehicles tax free, the whole of customs authorities protested against it. why isn’t yahapalanaya not making any inquiries? Not a single election promise was granted to the people. They made those promises and those promises were to be full filled in 100 days and not 1 year! And here you have my3 going nuts calling himself “parakrama bahu”.. magula thamai. so why don’t you check your own tail and pointy ears before calling others “booruwa” you little retard.
maalumiris / January 11, 2016
heh! (chuckle!) :) :) :) :)
Confused / January 9, 2016
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s video song depicts him as a leader of the Sri Lankan nation where as Maithripala Sirisena’s Official Song depicts him as a leader of Sinha-Le, it looks like a king Parakramabahu drama. A stupid video song.
bo / January 9, 2016
Dutugemunu II or Parakramabahu II, both had good intentions, but none of them unfortunately had grey matter in their brains. They have allowed the same gang of parasites to cling on to them, and let them suck their blood out. The same corrupt Jumping Frogs that live on the crevices of D2 or P2 are the root cause of downfall of D2 regime, and the P2 regime in a few months time. P2, please fumigate your system before it is too late.
Mallaiyuran / January 9, 2016
This is Sampanthar’s conspiracy! If he had not supported the West on thier election deals, they might have retaliated the way they did it in the 2005 presidential election. So he supported a New One it exactly behaves like the Old One. Now, after hearing this song, Sampanthar might be singing to West “Catch me if you can”. Idea Thamai!
Anna said “Ellaurum innaaddu mannarkal” (All are this land’s kings). He meant that is what the democracy is about. Everybody is ruling and everybody has the right to rule too; Isn’t it that is what the democracy means? But I doubt that fits to Tamil Nadu. Because, in reality, nobody there is their mannar; so they always ended up importing a mannar from a neighbouring state. Kerala, Andhra, Karnataka…. But Anna’s words really fit to wild life sanctuary Lankawe. Aren’t all of them have the “Kaaddu Raja’s” blood, SinhaLE. If Arujuna, Rajitha, Mangala,Hirunika, Ranil, Dayasiri, Sarath De Silva, Wimal, Amaradasa, Chandrika….. everybody should release a song.Even Caliph Hakeem should release one. Then, how great it will be to the Sinhala Buddhists’ listening pleasure?
All these time, they wanted the Sanctuary Land Lankawe to be another Singapore, another Korea, another Japan, wonder of the Asia…. Now this New King is saying he is going to make it as the greatest in the world. But How? Is this how ? That is all what the Sinhala Buddhists wants to hear from the Sinhala Intellectuals.
Janz / January 9, 2016
Autonomous lunatic Mallaiyuran thinks he is the ultra comedian. However, Mallaiyuran is an ultra retard.
Paul / January 9, 2016
Both Duttugemmunu and Parakramabahu were not Sinhalese( there was no such thing called Sinhala, Sinhalese language or people at the time of Duttugemmunu 2300 years ago). The former a Tamil Buddhist Naga ( His father was king Kakkai Vanna Theesan , are pure Tamil name meaning the king or great man the colour of the crow. His mother came from a renown Buddhist Naga family from Kelaniya. The Nagas were Tamil Dravidian. All their ancient inscriptions both Buddhist and Hindu are in the Tamil language both in the island and in South India) and the latter a king/Prince belonging to the Tamil Pandian dynasty. This is the reason he always supported the Pandians against their enemies the Cholas. Parakramabahu venerated and built both Buddhist and Hindu temples. He venerated the father of the Tamil language Agathiar and built a statue to honour him, because he himself was a Tamil. Now it is mistakenly being called his statue. Go to anywhere in South India and see the statue of Saint Agathiar, it is exactly like the so called statue of Prakarmabahu. Funny now the Sinhalese bigots/extremists/racists and nationalists now seem to be quoting these ancient kings who ruled the island, all belonging to Local Tamil Naga or South Indian Tamil dynasties, to justify their racist ranting against the island’s Tamil population. Non of the ancient kings in the island never called themselves or identified themselves as Aryan or Sinhalese as they were not. They were either Buddhists or Hindu Tamis belonging to local Naga or South Indian Tamil and at times Kalinga dynasties
KA Sumanasekera / January 9, 2016
Bodhi Sira betrayed the Sinhala Buddhist nation to the West and their LTTE mates.
Does that augur well to call him even a Sinhala Budhhist, let alone the great King Prakaramabahu?..
The ex Prez who did a Dutugemunu by liberating the Nation from Thamil Terrorism was sold by Bodhi Sira , JVP and the so called JHU.
JVP got LKR 25 lakhs from the UNP as the fee for services.
JHU was paid probably in Singapore Dollars and Bodhi Sira was paid by UNP London and Suren Surendran of course it must be through a “Shelf Company”..
If we are to go by the reception for the JHU Monk Sobitha and the Upasaka Amma MP who travelled to Embilpitiya to butter up the Dalits , JUH Abiththaya and the JVP Prince should seriously think of getting Life cover from Galleon’s brother in law . with a descent Hospital and Disability cover as well.
Batalanda,s dirty Police beat up poor Dalits because they wouldn’t give the UNP patrol Cops free Booze.
Batalanada must be happy to see their brutality and talent to bash poor Dalits ,
With the White Judges descending to jail our brave soldiers and the brave Intelligence Officers in the slammer, our Sinhala Buddhist Soldiers wouldn’t be too motivated to do Batalanada and Bodhi Sira’s dirty work.
And it is heartening to see the brave ex Soldiers like Gotabaya putting the hand up to lead the Dalits to save their nation , heritage and culture and the religion which managed to survive since Parakakramabahu’s time.
He is the best candidate to be the next Prakkramabahu to build on the peace , stability and the little development which we now have thanks to his brother..
Nalaka / January 9, 2016
This is a mockery…what a waste!
CountryFirst / January 9, 2016
It is amazing how in the interpretations of the current SL Govt. and much of the SL media as well as the Media/propaganda arms of the Western leaderships, the overthrow of Pres. Mahinda Rajapakse, a democratically elected head of State, has taken priority for a Sri Lanka and its current ‘mirage of democracy retrieved’, with the overthrow of the LTTE Leader, V. Prabhakaran, who carried suicide bombing to a new high in terror conflicts, now being accorded lesser importance for the Lankan nation.
However, LTTE’s suicide bombing is now emulated in many countries and has snapped the economic and social fabrics of the West itself, which is still engaged in what seems like never-ending military conflict against those engaged in terror in the ME, and now in the Western countries too.
The video clips and lyrics adulating the pair speak for themselves: The propagandized message of today is of King Maithripala set in place by higher heavenly beings, the Devas, and hosannas sung on MS’s godliness with comparisons to King Parakrama Bahu (claimed as non-Sinhala by some);
vs. the yesteryear message of Mahinda compared to King Dutugemunu (the Sinhala King who overthrew the invading Tamil King Elara, but who accorded deep respect to the latter), and worshipped for connections to the land, Buddhism, and the diverse ethnoreligious and social Communities in the island.
Little wonder that the video clips of Pres. Maithripala have been removed – although one must admit the music was quite catchy!
KA Sumanasekera / January 9, 2016
Bodhi Sira now says he .is going to implement both Bandaranaike – Chelvanayagam Pact and Duddley Senanayaka – Chelvanayagam pact.
Now UNP cant say no .. Right.. So is the TNA.
But 5.6 Million SLFP voters didn’t elect Bodhi Sira.
I know Bodhi Sira A.K.A new Parakumba is holding the Saree Potte of old Banda’s daughter.
But does this Banda’s whisky loving daughter represent those 5.6 Million SLFP voters?.
Native Vedda / January 9, 2016
KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera
“But 5.6 Million SLFP voters didn’t elect Bodhi Sira.”
In 2005 4,706,366 (48.43%) didn’t vote for the crooked clan. It didn’t stop you from carrying MR’s b***s for the next 10 years.
If you believe 5.6 million is getting a raw deal you should help them to create their own Sinhala Eelam in the South, crown crook in chief as the next Chakkaravartin of the Southern Sinhala/Buddhist state and live happily ever after.
Most reasonable wise people will not object to it. Once the bigoted American South wanted to separate from the more liberal North. Though it was crushed in the USA, here we should let you go.
When you go take Harsha De Silva (a self confessed proud Southerner and a Sinhala Buddhist), smart ass patriots, and other b***s carriers with you.
Please don’t come back as rest of the people need peace, quality of life and space to develop and grow.
Mallaiyuran / January 9, 2016
13A has accepted the Tamils’ ancestral land and the unity of the North-East. It was not a concept under any old pacts. Further down below in years, the request was unitary with 50:50, no devolution. Coming back to forward, Vaddukoddai convention is self-determination. 1983 Black July lead to interim government. That was agreed in Oslo. 2009 Genocide is about Genocide crime investigation plus separation. Investigation was agreed in Geneva in 2015. The New King taking back to old position is only cheating and going nowhere. In fact, Batanada Ranil said there no North-east merging or self-determination. That is the part that was explained by the King in this way. Bodhi Sira is cheating the Tamils while Batanda Ranil is reassuring Sinhala Buddhist. Sumane did not understand them both and only picking up on Bodhi Sira. But Sampanthar has still explained how was mentioned to merge North-East in Banda Chelva pact.
1983 Black July made India to get involve and in 2009, the Mullivaikkal Genocide has made International, i.e is up to UN, Involvement,. Systematically, it is from when the drafting the Soulbury constitution, International governments has ignored the Tamils’ calls. Because of this defect existed to Tamils long time, the Sinhala Intellectuals may not be able to assume that the IC has been successfully blindfolded for rest of the history to come. The proposed constitution is not attempting to eliminate a dictator merging again. Soulbury constitution allowed dictators like DS, SWRD, Sirima and JR to appear. After that 1978 constitution openly encouraged dictators. So, JR, Premadasa, Chandrika, Old King and New King all are in a straight line of the time graph. The proposed constitution is like 1978, encourages to dictatorship. Only change in that is, Ranil like ones can become dictators in the 2016 constitution, he was not able to do that in the 1978 constitution. Lankawe’s Sinhala Intellectuals’ governments have not just been anti-Tamils from the freedom date; they have anti-IC in the “global economy and the UN era”. Tamils have been feeling heat from even before the power went to Sinhala Intellectuals’ hand. But the IC has started to feel just only under 10 years. Now Batalanda Ranil is creating a dictatorship through the parliament so that even he can take his share, thinking that the IC has been blindfolded , is not a guaranteed technique.
Out of all the of the 32 countries who supported to the war, other than Pakistan and Russia, at some point, all others have expressed their disappointment with Lankawe. Now Ranil and New King, Cheating as the whole object, re-started the constitution re-writing as important thing but not inquiry, prisoners release, land release, army removal, educational and religious freedom etc. Just put a show as they the Santas to IC, the Grinches are flocking to Jaffa this Pongal. Already some are arrest as LTTEyers planning to murder the New King. This pongal in the North is going to be only to Grinches, not for Tamils.
You are worrying about the voting pattern only when you feel the Sinhala Buddhists are subordinated. You do not count it when the Tamils were subordinated. This is what you call plucking the sour unripe ones when the tree has full of sweet ripe ones. The Old King took the 32 countries support, killed 150,000 Tamils, got involved in Genocide and brought the Tamils back to vote him out. If the voting is going to decide who is going to rule, why did your hero brought the Tamils back into the game? Is this what you call, in another word, Sinhala Intellectuals’ way?
Some time, when some kids gets a little bit of their teasing mood hike up, bring two different foods in their both hands and ask another one which hand of food he/she would like to have. If the other one chose right hand, he take a big bite on the right hand food and then stretch out both hands again, with the same question. Naturally the other would chose the left and he would bite another big bite on the left hand food and offer them both again. He would never give anything to the other one but cheat it and he eats all by himself alone. This is what the Sinhala Intellectuals doing from 1948 to Tamils. Taking a step back from India-Lanka pact and Talk of honoring XXXX-Chelva pacts is nothing other than that.
We know 13A has area dispute settled; 13A has North-East Unity settled; 13A has policing settled; for a normal decent devolvement, the foreign finance was one missing there. But there was no implementation clause and North-East never enjoyed the 13A for whom it was brought as a solution. Now the Old King is taking a big bite on that and returning to XXXX-Chelva pacts.
The IC or the 32 nations supported the war. A good number of them honestly thought LTTE was an impediment to a solution for Tamils. Tamils in the North-East, backed by Diaspora Tamils, asked for genocide inquiry. Then, Ambassador Blake put pressure on TNA and forced it to go against its constitution and made to say it wants solution first, investigation only after that. The Negotiation with the Old Royals was canceled in January 2012 by the Royal government. But after that seeing the real nature of Lankawe, which is the left hand- right hand- left hand- right hand until both hands’ contains becomes nothing, Blake set the motion to move towards investigation.
Investigation was showing pretty good progress as long as the IC was focused on it. But in 2015, Sec. Kerry took it from UN and handed it over to New Royals, whom, he played a role to bring in power. So, it was decided in UNHRC, against its recommendations, no IC judges and lawyers but, only foreign judges and lawyers. Then it was said it is only Sri Lankans migrated to foreign lands. Then even that was not coming forth. Not just that any of the other recommendation in the OISL report was carried out. Simply, the Paranagama Commission, which is prime source for spying on the Tamils who complain about missing their relatives, was not wounded up. Once again the Blake time’s, “solution for Tamils” was promoted. From 2009, TNA has been begging for the Right Hand food, that was not coming, then left hand. That was not coming….. left, right, left, right. Nothing has come Forth. Because of foolishly begging for ever, now the existence of TNA is under threat. Sampanthar has come to know the constitutional change is not going anywhere. He has said that he is thinking to talk again. But that is not going to achieve anything.
New Royal government has postponed the local government election which is long overdue from Old Royals’ time. This as a hedge to prevent anything forced to happen in the constitutional change that the Tamils would like. As long as the election is immediately after the change of consitution, none of the politicians or the international community will act to hurt the current government. TNA was ineffective in stopping the postponing of the election. Now the net result is, not right hand and no left hand. That is, no investigation or Solution to the problem. UNHRC was talking mainly about the Investigation as the prime initiation. Royal Government by its’ repeated Aappa bribe to Sec. Kerry, has successfully pushed forward the Constitutional Change first. Now Tamils have to wait until another change take place in the international politics. But no none knows what is going to happen to TNA before that.
Neptune / January 10, 2016
Not sure what this idiot Mallaiyuran is trying to copy and paste.
Jim softy / January 11, 2016
Those days during the king’s time, any of these subjects foreigners and indian Migrants in Sinhale would not be allowed to talk like this against the King.
So, why you are complaining about democracy.
Plato. / January 9, 2016
B-C Pact? Dudley-Chelva Pact?
More than 50 years since both Pacts originated and later torn up!
If this is pulled out 50 years later from the shelves,dusted and read out would it not be a case of too little too late?
Common Sense / January 10, 2016
One of the things that the general public was made to understand that the inauguration of President Sirisena only costed Rs. 6,000/= . Even Pope Francis is made to believe that President Sirisena is one who believes in simplicity as opposed to wasteful self glorification. But with 1 year gone, what is his record? The the first anniversary celebrations itself is an utter waste from those standards. The self glorification songs, who gets it composed, pay by the bushel to the artists? It is the civil servant inside.
This president may not read any of the postings in Colombo Telegraph as he is basically Sinhala speaking. But if he is reading them he should know the level and esteem he had at the of his election now fallen so low. Who is responsible for leading him in the garden path? Naturally the courtiers inside the Palace. Who are they in the modern context? The civil servant inside.
President Sirisena said that he would spending most of his time in Polonnaruwa. IS HE? And if so what is the earthly reason to have a new Presidential Palace in Paget Road done up at a huge cost and still wanting to have money for further glorification? Obviously the administrators inside would have impressed upon him to be in Colombo most of the time otherwise the “Official work” cannot be attended to. The administrators will not want to recognize the power of technology to work from a distance. Even if there are competent technical people they would want them chased out and replaced by the mediocre. The command of the English Language is a crime.
It is time that politicians must ponder why governments of the day fall. It is primarily because their personal agenda is met at the expense of the public.Who is ultimately responsible for that state of affairs? The Administrators inside.
shankar / January 11, 2016
the next step now is to start repairing all the water tanks of rajarata.
Tilak de Silva / January 15, 2016
Balupalanaya YES YES YES
These and his nepotism in putting his family first, country last are classic examples.
The Professional / January 17, 2016
Both Dutugemunu and Parakramabahu were from the South but MY3 is from Siayne Korale in the Western Province.