27 May, 2019

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‘If They Call You A Hitler, Then Be A Hitler And Build This Country,’ Asgiriya Anunayaka Thero Tells Gotabaya

Ven Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter delivering an anusasana on the occasion of an almsgiving marking the 69th birthday of Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he should opt for military rule if this is what is necessary to build the country.

Ven Upali, noting that Gotabaya is referred to as a Hitler, suggested that if that is the case he should be one and build the nation.

‘What we need is a leadership that has the blessings of Mahinda Rajapaksa and is linked with Buddhism, the Buddhist Order and the Sinhalese. We can see that the law has completely broken down. We need a leader who shows fidelity to the doctrine (dahami naayakayek),’ Ven Upali also said.

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  • 14
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    @Cholan what has Buddhism, Noble Buddha or Another extreme comparison — The Holy Ayathullahs got t do with an individual’s opinion ?

    You sound even worse than Hitler ,you are an extreme Religious bigot .

    Such a disgusting person

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      Geeze man this head-priest is late to the party!

      Anyways ……….better late than never.

      I made the comparison of Gota to the great Adolf years ago ………. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/smart-patriotism-jagath-jayasuriya-the-war-heroes-of-rathupaswala/

      In spite of steeped in Buddha’s teachings and studying them for a life time …………….. it’s a godless laymen who first made the connection ………

      They may be rare in the land ……. but ye can start calling me a visionary ……. I wouldn’t object.

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      @ Fahim Knight

      If this Asgiriya Ayotullah goes to Germany they will arrest him immediatly .

      Opinios of Asgiriya ,Malwatte,Aranya Ayotullahs are not private.

      Religious bigots are today mostly from the followers of Time Machine which will take them back to 4th century.

      Cheers

    • 8
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      If one would interview to asertain the knowledge of these monks, it will come to surface, they have not the least knoweldge on HITLER activities.
      How dare a man on a country ever have the audacity to request a ” hitlerarian rule”: This monk should be born Pinguththaraya who abused our srilanken buddhism.

      We should rather send Gotabaya into a prison for all the high crimes his et al deliberately perpetrated. in this country.

  • 19
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    This Bhikku knew that Gota & MR were both in the Index of 50 Notorious persons in the world,

    at the height of their Rule, which was a Sinhala achievement to replicate themselves for the

    future! So be it-

  • 20
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    I understand why that dumb monk likes Hitler. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot were all Atheists. They have killed more people than anyone in the world.

  • 13
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    Maybe the Asgiriya Anunayake met Atul Keshap before he met Gothabaya.

  • 16
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    Eagle Eye, are you mad to say Gnanasaara is good?
    Gnaanasaara should spend rest of his time in jail for the havoc he created in this country

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    If referring Hitler’s name means to be a strong leader ,then every past ,present and future inhuman tyrant have to be glorified as Men who are strong.

    What an excuse ,there have been strong but good men ,Like LKY ,why not say instead , let them call you Hitler, but you be like LKY and build the nation..

    Ignorance is never a Bliss, the biggest issue in Sri Lanka is the refusal to accept mistakes and prefer to live in denial at any cost.

    This is extremely pathetic state of affairs

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  • 3
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    Native Vedda: Pl. re- read the last sentence of my comment: ” I am certain this comment will be thumbs down by all “BUDDHISTS”; but certainly not by “BUDDHAS”. Hop you see what I mean.

  • 18
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    As a Buddhist, I am ashamed of this priest – and an anunayaka to boot. Has he got any education at all He combines MR, Buddhism, Buddhist order and Sinhala! It is he and other Anunayakas who must maintain Buddhist order by enforcing the vinaya on buddhist monks. Siddharta Gautama gave the world the pristine gift of the Dhamma – it does not belong to the Sinhalese!

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    Well said Anunayake of Asgiriya Chapter. As we know, Gotabaya Rajapakse is a Great Manager who really manages the entire process of Annihilation of LTTE Terrorists and this country requires a person with those managerial qualities in the current context of Sri Lanka as we do not need Pambayas and Deshadroheen(Betrayers) to run this country anymore.

    Therefore, it is Gotabaya Rajapakse as the next Presidential candidate and he will be the President of Sri Lanka in 2019.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijethunga,
      You are correct. Not only he really managed the entire process of Annihilation of LTTE, but he successfully secured the Mig deal, successfully managed the elimination of 27 unarmed prison inmates, he choose bullets instead of water in Rathupaswella, Managed to built a Memorial Museum for his parents using state copper. He also managed to eliminate Traitors such as Prageeth Eknaligoda, Lasatha Wikramatunga and 27 other journalists. Also he really managed to evade the court process by taking cover of friendly Judges. Including Judge “Gedara Yana Gaman” and other 3 back boneless judges recused from hearing the case against our future President Gota creating a Guinness record by dragging a fundamental right petition for more than 3 years. He also has more additional qualifications for the post as the founder of white van company.

  • 21
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    09 Jul 2012
    BY MARTA COOPER

    Sri Lankan defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa reportedly verbally abused Sunday Leader editor Frederica Jansz during a telephone interview last week. Jansz had asked the minister if he was aware that an aircraft scheduled to fly to Zurich was to be changed to accommodate a personal friend. During the conversation Rajapaksa told Jansz people “will kill you — you dirty fucking shit journalist”, and threatened to sue the newspaper if they ran the story. The Sunday Leader won the Index/Guardian Freedom of Expression award for journalism in 2009.

    The above extract should remind everybody what to expect from Gota…

  • 13
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    Eagle Blind Eye

    “What he meant was ‘be a strong leader and build the country’. “

    You are able to read other people’s mind?
    When did you become a mentalist?

  • 11
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    If history were benign to Hitler and to Germany, he would have been stopped in his tracks with a single bullet in 1938. Then he would have been one of the greatest in the world and certainly the greatest in German history. But that was not to be.

    History has no need to be kind to Sri Lanka. Britain had a Cromwell to decimate the Irish and Germany a Hitler for the Jews. Sri Lanka has a two in one to finish off Tamils in one stroke, Muslims in the next and make the state monotheistic. Such hate symbols as welding rods are needed to bequeath a single entity. Let the revelers in the majority know it and the slumbrous in the minority perceive it..

  • 8
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    Unfortunate comment.
    Bound to tarnish Buddhism in general, Lankan Buddhism in particular.

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    Buddhist Monks need an education. They are so ignorant. No wonder, Sri Lanka is such a terrible state.

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    I guess what Hon Anunayaka thero intended to say out of his frustration due to the current status of the society was that use fear as the tool to empower the outcasts.

    Normally we would expect percentage of outcasts in a well behave society as low as one in thousands.

    Unfortunately that is not the case as Hon Anunayaka thero observed in every social economic status of the current society. When we had the war with VP, we were focused on winning the war at any cost. We tolerated any economic difficulties and never complained. We ignored the illegal activities of crooks in every level of the society. A patriotic generation was created based on race and language. But our enemy was accidentally eliminated with the help of many outsides. We don’t have a common enemy now. Now we have a huge debt to payback due to the cost of war.

    Again the critical question is who can handle the much larger than expected number of outcasts in our society?

    How are we going to calm down that patriotic generation and utilize them to speed up the development of the country is the next question.

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      You only has war in the country because state sponsored Sinhalese Buddhist racism and fascism against the island’s Tamils. What do you expect the Tamils to do, sit and meekly accept this discrimination , being made third rates and their lands stolen by the State to settle Sinhalese? Now this Sinhalese Buddhist fascism blessed by these Buddhist monk is rising again. TO create furhter havoc. Patriotic my foot. Out and out racists and fascists who are crooked and corrupt to the core. Funny most of these Sinhalese Buddhist fascists , including the homeless one. all have a very recent immigrant Indian Tamil ancestry.

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    Hitler may be bad for others. but ask OLD German folks respect and value Hitler. sinhala buddhists never harm migrents. We say LIVE AND LET LIVE. But, you can not ask SPECIFIC FAVOURS and KEEP ON DESTROY OUR CULTURE. So, Sri lanka needs a “HITLER”.Hitler loved the German Nation and he was very nationalist.

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      Hitler’s planned “Thousand-Year Reich” lasted only 12 incredibly destructive years.

      After leading Germany to its destruction, Hitler committed suicide.

    • 2
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      Jim Softy, if you truly believe the crap you just posted. You have doomed yourself and your masters. Get ready for the world to turn against you and show you why you are wrong. Wish you all the best. Political suicide. This is what happens when you have no brain. You brought this down on your head now deal with it.

    • 4
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      Jim Softly, speak for yourself. Old German folk DO NOT respect and value HITLER. Each time the name Hitler is mentioned it deeply embarrasses every living German national, old or young.

  • 9
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    What this proves is what sensible people have been thinking and worrying about for sometime is beginning to unfold:
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    1. Sinhala Buddhism has managed to detach itself from Buddhism, in the process shedding its unique – austere – Theravada quality of being a rational pursuit of truth through renunciation towards liberation. Instead it has descended to the level of a garden-variety religion promising salvation in exchange for the mere worship of deities (Buddha himself is now reduced to a deity) and performance of rituals laced with superstition.
    .
    2. The rise of racism in the country due to machinations of electoral politics in the pursuit of power by various factions resulting in the erosion of pluralism and liberal values and the eventual decline of democracy and the rule of law itself and in turn leading to widespread crime and corruption.
    .
    3. The uncertainties and dislocations brought about by the concurrent playing out of the ethnic conflict and the spread of the neo-liberal economy has pushed the country more and more towards Sinhala-Buddhist authoritarianism and fundamentalism.
    .
    4. It appears the prevailing political climate in the country is ripe for a power grab by hook or by crook by the opportunistic, self-proclaimed champions of the Sinhala-Buddhist nation – the Rajapakse Mafia along with their partners in robe – and turn the Sri Lankan state into a fascist Buddhist theocracy.
    .
    5. But the final outcome will be of course shaped by geopolitical factors.

  • 9
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    With so much of Free manpower from forces and flourishing resources and unaccounted finance ,if one can only build public Toilets( ,of cause appreciated) and clean streets ,build a huge building in batharamulla just for his office which holds many ministries today and abduct Businessman for Ransom are only criteria that makes a man great, Pota Naufer could do. a better job.

  • 11
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    CT
    Don’t you think you have put the FINAL NAIL ON THE COFFIN OF GOTABOY??
    Excellent !! with the help of top Asgiriya Thero , this Rowdy , Uneducated Srilankan Hitler’ s Aspiration has been put to rest along with his dead Aspirations..
    This shameless family and their cronies are craving for power with a kind of Euphoria in their warped head.
    I am sure this uneducated Thero has stirred the warped head of this warmonger without thinking one bit.
    See Karma is a Bitch , a person can be destroyed even by the Religious ( so called )leaders whom you feed and worship.

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      If a public persona had uttered something like this in public the public figure would have been stripped of their status, in this case this Buddhist Thero should be DeRobed for sure.
      How the Sanga , and Malwattes going to deal with this Uneducated Stupid Thero in Robe??

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    Maithripala Sirisena is PI$$ed off hearinf that a Hitler is the most suitable ruler for Sri lanka. Maithripala HAs cried out loud that should not be the way, Instead a weak – ditherer who is lost on the way is the best president. He can not give the PCOLI report out because Sirisena Name is there a few or several times.

  • 2
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    Hail gota

  • 2
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    Thanks , But No Thanks
    What will happen is quite opposite
    To what is desired by the Anu Nayake

  • 10
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    Asgiriya Maha Nayake Thero should Kick Out Rajapakshe henchman Upali from Anunayake post and disrobe him before he disgrace Buddhism further and damage the good name of Sinhala Buddhists.

  • 10
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    Sri Lanka is the only Country , where genocide is considered. A act of heroism, Island wide attacks on. Helpless tiny communities are considered a way of protection of one’s own religion and race.

    Extra Judicial killings ,raping and torture of surrendered men & Women are considered a norm in every war.

    And only country where politicians cover oppositions and their bunch of crooks backs while they the gov, plunder the country and then vise verse ,the opposition comes in as government and takes their turn to plunder ,

    And the public happily contribute by voting the same bunch every five to six years.
    A country with no vision or simple ethics or conscience.

  • 8
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    Praising Hitler is the worst thing Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhism has done! This might be the final nail in the coffin confirming to the world fascism is way too deeply embedded in this beautiful country and is the cancer slowly killing it.

    It has gotten so bad that even the Buddhist spiritual leaders have become blinded by these dark fascist forces!

    All the politicians who continue to play the fascist Sinhala Buddhist song don’t realize the irreversible damage they are doing to themselves and this country.

    They preached this poison so long in Order to exploit the people and fill their pockets while turning the people against each other. I hope at least at this 11th hour these sick politicians and the puppet masters like DJ will course correct.
    DJ has the Rajapaksas dancing to his tunes. One can’t help but wonder if he is responsible for the situation deteriorating to this extent where Hitler is being hero worshipped!?

    Please stop feeding this fascist poison to our politicians and citizens.

  • 7
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    Wow so the “Viyath Maga” was endorsing our Sri Lankan Hitler!?
    Shows the level of intelligence of the pseudo intellectual movement and its members. Everyone must be running to give up their memberships and distance themselves from it now.

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    @Cholan, whatever, I do not know your age ,but as you get older ,there is only one tying you may want and that is to be alone and in peace .

    That is when one realises what a waste of drama and illusions we been through .

    Hated so much ,so many when we were suppose to ,forgive and love ,how can we turn to stars glittering when we die with so much hate.
    Cheers

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    very unfortunate historic role model…

  • 8
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    This proves – if prove is needed – that the Asgiriya Anunayaka Thero is a frog in the well. If he knew what he was talking about he wouldn’t have done it. He has no concept of what is acceptable in this day and age in public space. Talking about Hitler is suicidal if you want to play any public role. It’s a total No No. I don’t think he reads anything other than the drivel you find in Sinhala newspapers day after day (By the way, the English and Tamil papers are no better, actually they’re worse). Poor guy, nobody seems to have advised him. Maybe Weerawansa is his advisor. Just imagine endorsing someone as a potential presidential candidate – and that too in the presence of other “leading” politicians – by comparing him to Hitler. If it was in a western country, the Thero would be strip searched and thrown into jail.

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