23 October, 2020

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FR Against National Anthem Sung In Tamil: Fixed For Support On October 14

The Supreme Court has fixed for support the fundamental rights petition filed by three people from Kelaniya challenging the government’s decision for allowing the national anthem be sung in Tamil at the independence day celebrations this year.National Anthem Tamil

The Supreme Court fixed the case for support on October 14, and the petition will be heard before a fuller bench or a bench comprising of three Supreme Court judges as the matter concerns the Constitution.

The petition was filed by three people by the names of Don Premaratne, Pradeep Asiri Soysa and Sanjeewa Perera who cited President Maithripala Sirisena and Attorney General as the respondents. In their petition they said that the Article 12(1) and 12(2) have been violated following the government’s decision to sing the national anthem in the Tamil language during the Independence Day celebrations in February this year.

According to them, the national anthem should only be sung in Sinhala with Sinhala words in accordance to the Third Schedule of the constitution.

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    The Supreme Court,

    “The Supreme Court fixed the case for support on October 14, and the petition will be heard before a fuller bench or a bench comprising of three Supreme Court judges as the matter concerns the Constitution.”

    The language and the accompaniment music should not matter. However, not being sung in a language representing a group of citizens, is a violation of the fundamental rights of such citizens, as they cannot understand the national anthem, even though they are Para-citizens, just like the Para-Sinhala.

    Furthermore, Sinhala Language is a Para-language, a Foreign language in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. If the national anthem is to be sung in one language, then it should be only in the Language of Native Veddah Aethho, to whom the land belongs.

    The para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, The Para-Muslims, the Para-Portugese, Para-Dutch, the Para-Malays, the Para-English are all Paras, Foreigners, in the land who came by illegally, by Hora-Oru, Kalla-Thoni and Illegal boats.

    Why should the National Anthem be sung only in Para-Sinhala, when the so-called Para Sinhala came Illegally to the Land?

    Reference:

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

    Journal of Human Genetics (2014) 59, 28–36; doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.112; published online 7 November 2013

    Lanka Ranaweera1,3, Supannee Kaewsutthi1,3, Aung Win Tun1, Hathaichanoke Boonyarit1, Samerchai Poolsuwan2 and Patcharee Lertrit1

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

    http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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    If the Government allows the National Anthem to be sung in Tamil, then to be fair to out Aadiwasis, the National Anthem should be sung in their language as well. Tamils cannot be treated as a special group ignoring the rights of Aadiwaasis. As the aboriginal group in the country, Aadiwaasis should get a better treatment than the Kallathonis.

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      If Kerala Kallathonies Sinhalese should sing national anthem in borrowed Sinhala language they why not Muslims sing national anthem in Arabic …?
      Kallathonies are deported criminal Vijaya and his 700 crooks who landed in a Tamil land …
      Full stop

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        Muslims in Sri Lanka do not speak Arabic. Muslims who live in Sinhala areas speak Sinhala and those in Tamil areas speak Tamil. You guys who do not know the history of Sinhalese can say any damn thing but the history will remain the same.

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          SLCitizen

          “You guys who do not know the history of Sinhalese can say any damn thing but the history will remain the same.”

          Please tell us about the history of Sinhalese supported by evidence. I have all the time in this world.

          Many Muslims who live in Sinhala areas speak both languages.

          Go on, I am waiting to hear your version of Sinhala History, starting from Venga, Sinhapura, beast and the beauty, Sinha Bahu, arrival of Vijaya on the same day as Buddha attaining Pari Nibbana, …..

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            Native Vedda,

            If you have all the time in the world, please read:

            A History of Sri Lanka by K.M.de Silva, University of California Press, 1981.

            The Collapse of the Rajarata Civilization and the Drift to the South-West – A Symposium by K.Indrapala, Ceylon Studies Seminar, University of Ceylon, 1971.

            Sinhala was the language in Sri Lanka even in 1st century BC. Buddhist Canon (Thripitaka) which was passed down orally was written down for the first time in Sri Lanka in Sinhala language in 1st c BCE.

            Source: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/noncanon/fieldguide.html

            “The earliest inscriptions in Sinhalese written on rock in Brahmi characters date from about 200 BC. By about 1250 the literary language had attained a form from it had varied little since”

            Sourse: Encyclopaedia Britannica, https://britannica.com/topics/Sinhalese_language

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              “”Sinhala was the language in Sri Lanka even in 1st century BC. Buddhist Canon (Thripitaka) which was passed down orally was written down for the first time in Sri Lanka in Sinhala language in 1st c BCE. “”

              Hora oru, you did not know basic when the portuguese picked you up??

              shape shape shape – dakke natuva wage (as if did not see)

              Spanish Roofing S type Rustic Antique Red, Dark /Light, `Mission Clay Roof Tile` – sinhala ulu- sinhala boru katha.

              sinhala Supremacy you had only the borrowed Amude from Veddha, no Dictionary no language but you are inventing the wheel as if reinventing- stupid morons, therefore the cannibals- extreme right wing thinking of the monks. Personal effects after `Amma`
              1 English; Shirt Spanish: Camisa; Sinhala: Amude/Camisa
              2 English: Shoe; Spanish: Zapato; Sinhala: Amude/Sapatu
              3 English: Towel Spanish: Toalla; Sinhala : Amude/Toalla
              4 English: Table Spanish: Mesa; Sinhala : Amude/Mesa
              5 English: Closet Spanish: Armario; Sinhala : Amude/ Armario
              6 English: Space; Spanish: Sala; Sinhala: Amude/Sala

              WHERE WAS YOUR LANGUAGE FROM BC. you were hiding under the rock like the muslims??
              Why did GL peiris say dictionary to lecture in sinhala- 1970 colombo campus??

              the north indian politicians listened to your bull because Hindi is mixed and foreign (persian) therefore they are unable to get rid of Tamil and few have interest in Sanskrit.
              Rahul Gandhi has learnt it the hard way to be like his great grand father Nehru who supported hindustani then cowed down to tamil.
              Modi learnt it after jayalalithaa was rescued by Pakistani born hindu.

              Sinhalese will bark while the train moves on expecting a tsunami.

              you are an ass licker not a citizen with self respect.

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                stop20

                Somebody did a study and found 1,600 Portuguese Words in Sinhala language.

                This happens when on civilization encounters the other.

                There are 8,000 Arabic Words in Spanish and and Portuguese.

                Have Your heard about the Colombian Exchange? That is how the Paras in the Land of Native Veddha Aethho got Annas (Pine Apple), Bread Fruit( Del ), Tomatoes (Thakkali), Potatoes ( Earth Apple, Artaple), Star Fruit Camarang), Corn etc.

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                  comparing apples with grapes??- a social phenomenon when they want to feed by mere procreation?

                  human or brute- chicken or egg first is your ethnic buggering

                  Spanish language is latin and roman laws as much as Portugal Italy.

                  Stick to your plot of islamic vaddi kahata tea-
                  tea originates from china via nursery at darjeeling and kudu tea a lanka.

                  i don’t believe it’s 1600 and you. give c, & verified references pls.

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                    “Have Your heard about the Colombian Exchange?”

                    As a negotiator we hear of Sigiriya exchange with Ajanta Ellora Trimurti.

                    If you have had a vocabulary for even a day before Vasco da Gama arrived at Cochin surely the first few words of mother’s tongue would not be foreign.Previous visitors for 800 years of pepper corn were the Moros so why not arabic?? melting maithuna Where do you come from??
                    living art forms: Kandyan dance is same same- beautiful art form. indian gypsies gitano baila- mahadana mutha kurumitto.

                    “I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter.”
                    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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              “”which was passed down orally was written down for the first time in Sri Lanka in Sinhala language in 1st c BCE. “”””

              60% of the practicing buddhist in the world live at china and nothing like passing down orally occurred because they were discussing Dao during that period. its all written in traditional Chinese as a philosophy.
              Don’t you know the mainland buddhist chinese laugh at you poor fools with begging bowl??

              You are born to lie like the sinhala fascist monks!

              Here in the west we do not know what our living grand father is thinking and you talk of oral after 500 years- you are desperado buruva- Dr Whites Beheth guli taken orally – Mat vela de??

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              SLCitizen

              “A History of Sri Lanka by K.M.de Silva, University of California Press, 1981.”

              Can you quote the chapter of this book that you find interesting and relevant to my question, incidentally I do have a copy? Is he not a Sinhala/Buddhist first and historian second?

              “The Collapse of the Rajarata Civilization and the Drift to the South-West – A Symposium by K.Indrapala, Ceylon Studies Seminar, University of Ceylon, 1971.”

              A few weeks ago you mentioned this book while writing under another pseudonym. Where can I buy this book? If you have a copy could you scan it and send it to CT, they will forward it to me.

              “Sinhala was the language in Sri Lanka even in 1st century BC. Buddhist Canon (Thripitaka) which was passed down orally was written down for the first time in Sri Lanka in Sinhala language in 1st c BCE. “

              There is no evidence to support your claim.

              ““The earliest inscriptions in Sinhalese written on rock in Brahmi characters date from about 200 BC.”

              There are inscriptions written in Tamil brahmi which date back to 300 years BC.

              Please tell us about the history of Sinhalese, in your own words which is supported by evidence.

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          Hi SLCitizen What is your history? Please enlighten us who are ignorant of this history. Was not criminal Vijaya and his 700 crooks who were deported by vijaya’s Father, as he could not stomach their trouble-some anti-social behaviour any more say’s Mahavamsa Chronicle.

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      SLCitizen

      “As the aboriginal group in the country, Aadiwaasis should get a better treatment than the Kallathonis. “

      Why should the National anthem be sung in the Language of Para-Sinhala Kallathonis, Hora Oru, AND NOT IN OTHER LANGUAGES OF THE other Kallathonis , Hora-Oru like Para-TAMILS, AND Para-English, Para-SUDDHO?

      It should be sung only in the Language of Native Veddah Aethho. Period,

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

      [Edited out]

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      SLCitizen

      “If the Government allows the National Anthem to be sung in Tamil, then to be fair to out Aadiwasis, the National Anthem should be sung in their language as well.”

      When did you start caring about the Aadiwasis? Our land has been systematically robbed by your people in the name of development/colonisation. The last large land grab happened just after Mahawali Ganga project was completed.

      Where were you when my people were fighting for our right to live in our habitat? Your shenanigan won’t work and we are not prepared to do your dirty work. Go and join Rear Admiral Sarath Weeraekera, he might consider your proposals.

      The issue of singing in Vedda language was discussed in this forum and elsewhere many moons ago and most forum sharers agreed it should be. Did you just wake up?

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      Aadiwasi is not an official language and therefore it cannot be sung in any language other than Tamil and Sinhala. One must know what are the official languages in the country before calling themselves SL Citizen. Samarakoon stole the anthem from Tagore, when he was a student of Tagore in India and translated into Sinhala. When he returned to Sri Lanka in 1940 he translated a song which was written in 1938 in Bengali. What is the bloody fuss about a stolen song ?

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        The Indian and Ceylon anthem was created to insult the brits who had lost the war. the partition of ceylon from mainland was american president order.

        “God Save The Queen” is the national anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
        Like many aspects of British constitutional life, its official status derives from custom and use, not from Royal Proclamation or Act of Parliament.

        (i am not just saying it)

        In general only one or two verses are sung, but on rare occasions three.[1] The variation in Britain of the lyrics to “God Save The Queen” is the oldest amongst those currently used, and forms the basis on which all other versions used throughout the Commonwealth are formed; though, again, the words have varied throughout these years.

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          What you said has nothing to with my post. Nothing. Zero

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            your post insulted the Brits and I don’t take that lightly.
            when you said UK does not have an anthem.
            you are another colony donkey going HeeHaw, Heehaw…

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              What you said is nothing to do with my post. Zero zero. More ignorant bla bla

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                “”More ignorant bla bla “

                born to lie SC/ST??

                you make enemies but have no ba**s.

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                  More ignorant bla bla

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                    Assmosis_Jaundiced,

                    Ha haha haha you lost your marbles await nandikadal 2.

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                      Nandikadal? Sorry don’t speak Bengali. Take that crap in ‘death tree ‘ in Hamstead Heath Park, where gays deliberately have sex with HIV positive men to get infected. You can never guess where I live lol. You can insult as you want but only empty vessels makes noises

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                      “”Assmosis_Jaundiced,”
                      AJ
                      Bull in the the ring ..tra la, la la, la Boney M.

                      four legged foe,

                      The is matador de toros.

                      classico.

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      Why don’t we just drop the national anthem being sung in both Sinhala and Tamil and have it sung in English!? Atleast then these stupid lot will have a common meeting point. and in the process learn a language that is a useful tool around the world and gives one an edge to compete internationally.

      You stupid irrational people fighting over silly things. Don’t you people have more serious things to worry about!? Just let them sing in any language they feel comfortable with. after all the meaning is the same.

      best is throw both out and have it replaced with an english national anthem, then it is fair to both the Sinhala and Tamil speaking people, only then will you lot be happy!

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      SLCitizen: If the Government allows the National Anthem to be sung in Tamil, then to be fair to out Aadiwasis, the National Anthem should be sung in their language as well. Tamils cannot be treated as a special group ignoring the rights of Aadiwaasis. As the aboriginal group in the country, Aadiwaasis should get a better treatment than the Kallathonis.

      TFN: Ok no worries matey. Start writing all the other versions as well. If you need any help please let us know. You mentioned kalathonis? Why do you keep talking about yourself? Don’t be so hard on yourself.

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    “In their petition they said that the Article 12(1) and 12(2) have been violated following the government’s decision to sing the national anthem in the Tamil language during the Independence Day celebrations in February this year.

    According to them, the national anthem should only be sung in Sinhala with Sinhala words in accordance to the Third Schedule of the constitution.”

    Don Premaratne, Pradeep Asiri Soysa and Sanjeewa Perera will do well to read the constitution for once and hire another Attorney.

    Here is the article 12 which deals with:

    Right to equality.

    12. (1) All persons are equal before the law and are entitled
    to the equal protection of the law.
    (2) No citizen shall be discriminated against on the grounds
    of race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of
    birth or any one of such grounds :

    Provided that it shall be lawful to require a person to
    acquire within a reasonable time sufficient knowledge of any
    language as a qualification for any employment or office in the
    Public, Judicial or Local Government Service or in the service
    of any Public Corporation, where such knowledge is reasonably
    necessary for the discharge of the duties of such employment or
    office :
    Provided further that it shall be lawful to require a person to
    have a sufficient knowledge of any language as a qualification
    for any such employment or office where no function of that
    employment or office can be discharged otherwise than with a
    knowledge of that language.

    Article 7 deals with The National Anthem.

    7. The National Anthem of the Republic of Sri Lanka shall
    be “Sri Lanka Matha”, the words and music of which are set out
    in the Third Schedule.

    Aricle 18 deals with Language.

    Official Language.

    [(1)] The Official Language of Sri Lanka shall be
    Sinhala.

    [(2) Tamil shall also be an official language.
    (3) English shall be the link language.
    (4) Parliament shall by law provide for the implementation
    of the provisions of this Chapter].

    National Languages.

    19. The National Languages of Sri Lanka shall be Sinhala
    and Tamil.

    What was/is their problem? Is the clan paying for the legal expenses? Crooks now chose national anthem to hide their sins.

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      Native Vedda

      “What was/is their problem? Is the clan paying for the legal expenses? Crooks now chose national anthem to hide their sins.”
      [Edited out]

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      India could not do away with the tamil language or english language, a load of boat people `frogs`calling themselves sinhala buddhist cannot do away with the tamil language or english. Putin and Xi are suffering from trade loss since the western public decided to go ahead.

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    end of reconciliation manupulated by extremists.
    -dayal

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    I should file a Petition at the Supreme Court for singing the national anthem in Sinhala.

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      “”I should file a Petition at the Supreme Court””

      Do the HeeHaw, HeeHaw, Heehaw in your bangladeshi ghetto in the west.
      You do so much Heehaw that your JT SC/ST woman could not win a seat at london but the Bangladeshi won at hampstead heath (posh socialite place of london)

      The Authority is the Truth Supreme.

      HeeHaw Tamil can never win at the supreme court.

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        What is London ? Where is Tamil located ? More verbal vomit Take_that_ up y**s

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          Assmosis Jaffnese LTTE Rump,,

          “More verbal vomit Take_that_ up y**s “

          fool displaying his foolishness in his new found glory at the keyboard.

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            Correcting your typo: Take_that_a glory_hole

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              Take_that_a glory_hole ,

              Nandikadal,Slot english is your 2nd language..keep on keeping

              It could take you a couple of generations to have human dignity.

              stay on the tree bigot.

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                All I hear is bla bla bla ‘look at me I am a Bengali at the Hamstead Heath death tree and I got a death wish. Bla bla I am a Kallathoni from Bengal. Look at me I got a key board and type what I want. Bla bla ‘

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                You keep repeating the same comment for the past year in response to other gentlemen’s comments. Only empty vessels makes noise.

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                  “”Only empty vessels makes noise. “”

                  glad you had some wise soul prompt to you- `noise`

                  really awesome like noice.

                  Dallas drones, afghanistan pakistan drones are designed on 300KHz while humans on 20.

                  computational biology.

                  you live on invalid past idioms try Aesop’s Fables they are yet valid up until 4000 AD or I would recommend Penguin island- anatole.

                  sarong karan/karaya, stop freezing the tea.- the article is not edible.

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    In our primary school every Monday morning we sang The anthem in Tamil. I believe all school in the north east did the same. Where were these people then?? Now they speak this as a new thing. 1000% racist motive. Thrive on racism. Where are they driving. This case is a good example why Tamils need a separate anthem and country. I loved that anthem because of the beauty of the song. The rhyme and verses. Still I do not know the author and/or translator. It would have brought patriotism but it failed.

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      Devil

      Mr Ananda Samarakoon a famous Poet during the era was the author of this beautiful National Anthem , which was translated into Tamil by Mr . N . Nallathamby.

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      “”In our primary school every Monday morning we sang The anthem in Tamil.””

      What a stupid school. no wonder they want you to recite in sinhala.

      90% of the people in any country are patriots- last refuge of scoundrel.

      thankfully i belong to 10% non patriot.

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      Well I suppose then issue is singing it at the National Day celebrations in Tamil. They should have announced it prior to the event, and not sneaked it in like that.

      There is nothing wrong with that then. One of the reasons is that some people do not know Sinhala, and understand it better in their language, any other reasons?

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    I cannot see what is wrong singing in Tamil, if that’s the language they could take it in. Respect for the National Anthem is rooted in emotional feelings and if the Tamil language conveys the meaning to them better, then it is fine in my opinion. Three of the petitioners have foreign originated names or have parts of them: do they make them non-Sri Lankans? Let dogma and process give way to rational thinking, and let the Tamil folks pay respect to the National Anthem their way, it is the same theme music anyway!

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    There is nothing wrong with the petition against Tamil national anthem. Tamils need to sing their own national anthem for Eelam . The Tamils had their own kingdom before the British took over this country. There should be a referendum among Tamils like the Scottish referendum. If Sinhalese do not want to hear the Tamil anthem,fine, then the two nations can sing their own anthem.

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      Excellent idea??

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    Canadian official national anthem is in their minority language, French. New Zealand national anthem is also in their minority language, Maori. The U.K. does not even have an official national anthem. Only in Sri Lanka majority have problem with singing the national anthem in country’s other official language.

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      Correction: even though Canadian national anthem was originally written in French, the government has now adopted the English version along with the French version and a bilingual version as official

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      England doesn’t have national anthem unlike other countries within UK, such as Scotland and Wales. U.K. has national anthem though.

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      Uk has a monarchy unlike the former plantation colony and a national anthem (author unknown may be John bull 1619)- “God Save the Queen” copied by other commonwealth nations. there are some royal procedures adopted when it is sung.

      present day: Anthem is good for kids to wave the flag when they see the queen or Olympics.- SL has no gold neither India. What anthem??

      Ban an anthem until people who have lost their land and belongings to army occupation get it back. the authority of warlords has to do something or perish.

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    Sinhalese don’t realise that their version of national anthem is stolen from Ravindranath Tagore’s Bengali version. Amanda Samarakoon was a student of Tagore and Samarakoon simply translated Tagore’s lyrics into Sinhala. What is a big fuss about stolen national anthem ?

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      Tagore wrote Sri Lanka’s National anthem in Bengali? I wonder what words they used for Sri Lanka Matha, love to hear it in Bengali as well. I hope no one will be offended.

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        Evrery single Bengali i meet asks me : did you know that we wrote your national anthem. When I researched it, there are lots of evidence to indicate Samarakoon stole the lyrics from Tagore. I was ashamed when Bengalis point this out to me. Rather than a national anthem, it’s a national shame. What a fuss about stolen anthem.

        http://www.newsx.com/national/3145-did-you-know-that-rabindranath-tagore-wrote-national-anthem-for-other-countries-also

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          “”Evrery single Bengali i meet asks me “

          modaya kalide,
          because you have bangladeshi genes.

          Indians don’t behave like that- the anthem is indian

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            What is India ? How to cook Bangaledesh ? Is it tasty ?

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              like pukke that your ethnic relishes.
              I prefer the sound in sinhala and that’s the taste being forced on, unscholarly sloth. Poya.

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        vanguard;

        Tagore received a nobel prize for english literature not bengali literature. (good man from a well to do family)

        Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese/Syrian) wrote at paris and did not meet the Norwegian eye.

        But Barack Hussein did get the prize before time because he was the puppet elected to spoil the soup for the world.

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    Why don’t we just drop the national anthem being sung in both Sinhala and Tamil and have it sung in English!? Atleast then these stupid lot will have a common meeting point. and in the process learn a language that is a useful tool around the world and gives one an edge to compete internationally.

    You stupid irrational people fighting over silly things. Don’t you people have more serious things to worry about!? Just let them sing in any language they feel comfortable with. after all the meaning is the same.

    best is throw both out and have it replaced with an english national anthem, then it is fair to both the Sinhala and Tamil speaking people, only then will you lot be happy!

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      I think most Tamils will like that idea and most Sunhalese will hate that idea.

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    All those who commented on the subject of singing the National anthem
    in Tamil should note that, when Ceylon got independence from Britain,
    (1948) National anthem was sung in Sinhala & Tamil and the freedom fighters, both Sinhala & Tamil, led by Mr. D.S. Senanayake ,stood to attention when the N.A. was sung in Tamil, as early as 1948.

    So,why all this fuss now. Do they want to rewrite the history of Lanka.

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