4 April, 2020

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Liberty Is The First Casualty Of The Unchecked Fundamentalism In The Country

By W A Wijewardena

Dr. W.A Wijewardena

The story so far

In the previous part in this series, we cautioned Sri Lanka’s voters that during the present election season, there has been an ominous upsurge in religious and cultural fundamentalist ideas in the country. Fundamentalists close their minds to opposite views, on one side, and seek to establish their own views on religion and culture as the most supreme, on the other. This is driven partly by fear and partly by desire to dominate others. This need not be the case in a country where the majority of the people are Buddhists since the Buddha himself had advised the Bhikkus how conflicting views could be resolved in intelligent and civilised ways.

In the Brahmajaala Sutta in the Diga Nikaya, the Buddha advised the Bhikkus that they should not be offended by those who speak of the ills of the Buddha and nor should they be elated by those who praise his virtues. Instead, by taking an approach befitting the wise, they should explain to them politely that in this way they are correct and in this way they are wrong. That is how conflicts are resolved by civilised people who are simply, as the evolution had taught us, Men, the Wise. However, contrary to this, in the land which takes pride in protecting the true Dhamma preached by the Master, a new trend in which contrary views are not tolerated has emerged. The first casualty of such fundamentalist views is human liberty.

The Buddha and Emperor Ashoka had been advocates of tolerance 

Liberty has been the basic aspiration of all human beings. It denotes freedom from servitude of all bonds with which mankind can be tied. It encompasses the freedom of thought, expression, property, and livelihood, as long as it does not infringe on the same aspirations of others. The best advocate of freedom in this sense has been the Buddha who posited in stanzas 129 to 133 in the Dhammapada that “one should not do anything to another person which one does not want to be done to himself”.

In the Mula Sutta in the Anguttara Nikaya , he preached that a person who, thinking that he has powers, “beats, imprisons, confiscates, blames or banishes another person” commits an unskilful act and it should be avoided. To avoid it, the Buddha further says that one should not return harm with harm and destroy the thought to do harm to another person by cultivating self-discipline.

Nearly 300 years after the Buddha, Emperor Ashoka in his Rock Inscription No. 7 enforced the edict that ‘religions should reside everywhere because people have various desires and passions and they may practice all of their beliefs or parts of them’. He further said that those who lack self-discipline, purity of heart, gratitude or firm devotions are mean individuals.

He has made the best advice to us in Rock Inscription No. 12: Says Ashoka ‘People should promote their religions without praising one’s own and condemning those of others. If there is a need for criticism of another religion, it should be done in a mild way. Those who glorify their religion at the expense of other religions do the worst damage to their own religion’. These are inviolable prescriptions for all those who practice different faiths in Sri Lanka.

Liberty comes from self-discipline 

This approach to liberty is self-perpetuating since it does not require an outside body or an authority to deliver liberty to human beings. It also overrules the possibility of the presence of externality which economists today have been highlighting when it comes to fair treatment of people in society. The Buddha’s message is that one should not knowingly exert an external cost on another person since he himself is aversive to such external costs being inflicted on him.

In this elaboration of liberty, external benefits can still be passed onto other members of society since it as a whole adds to the happiness of the mankind, on the one hand, and helps the delivery of the benefits to attain his personal ambitions, on the other. This is delivering liberty to people through ‘self-governance’ which is an effective way of ensuring liberty.

The Buddha’s version of liberty was restated by the 17th century English philosopher John Locke in his Two Treatises of Government that “no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions” and also preserve as much as possible the rest of mankind. It discourages exerting external costs, while encouraging the delivery of external benefits.

Authoritarianism is the root cause of suppression of liberty

Traditionally, the threat to human liberty came from authoritarian or despotic rulers. After Homo sapiens gave up hunting and gathering for agriculture some 10,000 years ago, new settlements were started, food plants were tamed and both draught and food animals were domesticated. Then, there was the necessity to protect land, food stocks, livestock, men, women and children from invading tribes.

Initially, it was tribal leaders who took the responsibility for defending the tribe from invaders. For this purpose, it was necessary to acquire fighting power by recruiting and training soldiers and equipping them with weapons. These tribal leaders who acquired their power through divinity, were those who could decide on the life and death of the other tribal members. This was how the human liberty was compromised in the initial stage for protection.

Later, these isolated tribes got developed into kingdoms and kingdoms into empires. Whatever the size of the political organisation, it was the human liberty that was sacrificed in the name of protection, prosperity and dignity. The establishment of nation states was the mechanism employed to resolve conflicts, maintain law and order and contain violence emanating from within and from outside society. Law became so essential that it was held that whenever there was no law, there was no freedom too.

Gilgamesh problem coming from ancient Sumaria

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson in their 2019 book, The Narrow Corridor, have documented a problem, called the Gilgamesh Problem, that threatens the sustenance of human liberty. Gilgamesh was the ruler of Uruk some 4,200 years ago. He was a merciful dictator and supplied the people of Uruk with all the modern infrastructure facilities, including an advanced city. But the city was his possession and he could do whatever he wanted with the lives of the people. He took the sons away from parents for his destructive wars with neighbours and daughters for his sexual pleasures.

Since the parents could not fight with the brutal force of Gilgamesh, they turned to their main deity, Anu, for help. Anu, following a procedure similar to checks and balances being practised today, created a double of Gilgamesh called Enkidu and released him to Uruk. Enkidu’s job was to contain the behaviour of Gilgamesh whenever he tried to abuse his powers. He did a good job initially, but later realised that by teaming with Gilgamesh, he could enhance his own benefit package.

The duo got together and unleashed their brutality on the people of Uruk. Thus, a system introduced to contain the authoritarian ruler became the source brutality and people did not have a mechanism to remove it. Hence, the prospect of liberty vanished along with the checks and balances that were introduced.

Checks and balances do not work if parties collude with each other for personal gains

Consequently, the threat to human liberty today is the collusive activity of despotic rulers and those who have been engaged to protect the people from them. When religion and culture are established as fundamentalist institutions, there is a tendency for fundamentalist religious and cultural leaders to side with despotic rulers to oppress the people. That marriage is for the benefit of both parties.

Despotic leaders can claim legitimacy to their rule by clinging onto the support base of fundamentalists. In return, fundamentalists can enrich their position by using the power base of despotic rulers. In such a state, the government is captured by militant religious leaders who want to establish a fundamental religious state. To support them, culture which is in a constant flux is twisted and presented as a fixed social institution. Anyone who opposes the militant religious sects is brutally oppressed by using state powers. Accordingly, liberty is taken away from ordinary citizens who now have been converted to a defenceless, voiceless and powerless group.

The de facto theocracy in Sri Lanka

Thus, though Sri Lanka is not a de jure theocracy – a system of government run by religious leaders – it is a de facto theocracy. These informal theocrats have assumed the power to decide what the ordinary citizens should wear, which shops they should patronise, what they should create as work of art and with whom they should have their social relationships. The worst outcome of these unhealthy developments is the guardians of human liberties – the political leaders – seeking to sustain their power by clinging to these self-interested power groups.

Normally, military rulers in any country are considered as powerful leaders. But they can sustain their power only by clinging onto these sub-militant groups, as has been shown in Myanmar. In that country, no military ruler can sustain his power unless he aligns himself with the ‘Poppy Barons’ who run an alternative bandit rule in the infamous Golden Triangle or certain militant Buddhist monks who roam streets by taking power onto their hands. Sri Lanka’s political leaders of all hues are not an exception.

Political leaders succumbing to theocratic demands 

Thus, the present political leaders in Sri Lanka seem to have chosen to be lame ducks in the face of the threateningly growing de facto theocratic rule in the country. But that had not been the case in the past as many past Sri Lankan leaders had demonstrated. Two cases can be quoted to prove this point. One is the bold stand taken by Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike against militant Buddhist fundamentalists in what was known as the Bavatharanaya issue. The other is the application of the rule of law by Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake when a misdemeanour by one of his strong party supporters was brought to his notice.

The bold stand of Sirimavo Bandaranaike on Bavatharanaya

A first-hand account of the Bavatharanaya issue has been made by the former civil servant Eric J. de Silva in an article published in 2010 in The Island recently. Bavatharanaya (Crossing the Stream of Birth and Rebirth) was a fiction written by Sri Lanka’s renowned writer Martin Wickramasinghe on the life story of the Buddha.

Immediately after the book was published in 1973, a group of militant Buddhist monks had begun an agitation campaign for the banning of the book claiming that it had insulted the Buddha. Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, having read a report by Eric that it was a work of art and had nothing to do with the Buddha had dismissed the forceful submissions made by militant Buddhist monks for the banning of the book.

Dudley Senanayake upholding the rule of law 

In the second incident narrated by Ex-Senior DIG Thilak Inddamalgoda in his autobiography, What a Policeman! (in Sinhala), Deputy Minister C.P.J. Seneviratna, a strong UNP stalwart, had stormed a temporary police station in Mahiyanganaya and released some suspects who had been arrested by the Police for unruly behaviour. When this was brought to the notice of Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, he had just ordered that the Police should do its duty according to the law.

The saga of the woman with a Buddha tattoo

Such principled politicians and strong-willed public servants help protect the liberty of citizens. However, an incident involving the arrest and deportation of a British woman who had a tattoo of Buddha’s head in 2014 was an example where the Police had succumbed to pressure of religio-cultural fundamentalists and accordingly functioned as a cultural-police force. I have discussed this issue in a previous article in this series.

On seeking justice through Sri Lanka’s legal system, after three and a half years in 2017, as the BBC had reported, the Supreme Court had delivered justice to her by declaring that her detention and deportation were illegal and awarding her compensation amounting to £ 4000. Yet, after the Easter bombings in churches and tourist hotels in April, 2019, similar arrests were made by the Police on religious grounds implying that they were serving their duty as a cultural police force.

When a government tolerates such acts of violating fundamental human rights, it is the replay of the Gilgamesh Problem outlined by Acemoglu and Robinson in The Narrow Corridor. In this instance, liberty is denied to people by the government and the Police which are created for delivering the same.

This is a trend that has to be avoided. That is because liberty is a prime requirement for ensuring social progress of a nation. We will discuss this in the next part.

*The writer, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, can be reached at waw1949@gmail.com

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    Fundementalists of checked or unchecked… what they have been doing to this nation is beyond bearing. …nor would they be able to correct the huge mistake in this life. mostly, our buddhist monks of the day, abusive their place being given them in the society. They are immune to prevailing law and order. They live up their own propensities today – there are good examples among the chief incumbent monks in some respected temples. they have been just the catalysts for some vicious politicians today. This is so pathetic…. but paradoxially… this repeats in this country for such a long time. most of the buddhist monks… seem to have not the the least knowledge about basics of srilanken politics. Best example is that most abusive Rathana thero and his activities. He behaves going by his emotions, no matter the nation would fall from frying pan to fire.

    I think if Mahinda Rajakshe would be stopped in this country; the erosion of lanken situation would be not controlled any more. I think Mahinda Rajakshe knows very well how to abuse the respect and diginity of the monkhood being given in this country. That has been instrumental MR to twist the gulliable mind set of the masses for our bad luck.

    If anyone with a little brain would go back and check it closely, Mahinda Rajakapskeh always abused his powers being closed to MOOKHOOD iin srilanka, even more since he was defeated in 2015. Monkhood does anything withhout thinking twice or not even being grateful to the public.. to whom they should be very obliged to have given them alms for their own survival.

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      Babalath appu,
      People inn this country are like LAB RATs that have been injected with some chemicals for the lab experiments. They dont care about anything but just follow the other. I wonder how and when would they at large would be knowledgeble.. until then we have to wait that long.
      Most of them calling them buddhists but behave other way around… buddhists should follow NON-VIOLENCE above anything else, but do we see it happening to the least in this country.. no most of them as some other commenters already articulate it… they are so indifferent.
      That they have in their blood. just imagine, those just arrived from ITALY, how they behave before the BIA authorties that make every effort to do their best regarding CORONA control… they loud at the authorities not respecting them at all. Most of the them arriving from Italy and Korea are just skilled workers and labouers. They are not edcuated enough to do any good jobs in SRIlanka: I am talking in a broad picture. But they people behaves very snobish, not knowing the standards in poor country srilanka. I live in europe for the last 30 years, and I would not behave as the manner those italians have done.. because I know our standards are really poor. and we cant expect lankens to behave or do it the way Europeans would do. Even italians sometimes are not that standard.. that is not everything in Italy. The fact that italians being caught as the leading vicitims of CORONA, … they have now become the unexpected… not having proper means to help their own people out… All in all… i think it is lot to do with the lanken naturue, not being able to educate the masses properly to react in such situations.

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        Grievedsinhalaya ,

        Can you imagine the scene of a monkey that got off a tree and runs
        wild on the streets ? Just cut it and paste to the scene of those who
        went to Italy , S Korea and Japan . And don’t forget to include a lot
        others who went to other parts of the planet as well ! There was a
        time only some decent guys had the opportunity to see the Airport .
        Now the Airport itself is like Pettah Bus stop . The moment they
        arrive at the port they inflate themselves with the idea that they are
        now a privileged group in the country ! Education or wisdom , out of
        question and what matters is Flight travel ! This is the mentality .
        And also , the commotion at the airport can not leave the relevant
        authorities free from the blame as well . Those who come back from
        Europe have an experience of being well treated in their host
        countries regardless of what they did for a living . And back in their
        homeland , when they were being handled like a bunch of idiots , it
        is quite natural they react in anger ! We are living with worse than
        tribal mentality and the only difference is , it is covered by outward
        appearance which is very deceptive . It is a curse that won’t go away
        from us easily ! Instead of love and care , hatred and neglect are the
        rules in the country that grow bigger and bigger .

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          Dear Why why,
          Agree with you Sir. I have met a bunch of unemployed SRILANKEN lads roaming in Rome city. Many were in the view, that their parents would not agree if they would return to the country. This was a year ago. There are whole lot of good srilankens living in ITALY but many of them just entered the country for unskilled jobs. I have been working with one good cardiologist and she questioned me not once several dozens of times, if I belong to srilanken Maharaja. Meaning, many in Italy would not believe that there is a middle class in SL whose children get their education in Europe.
          The reasoning behind this is – many live in Italy behave so uncivilized in some corners of the country. Even beetle eaters are among them. I can understand the domestic workers in middle east countries. but I am very against our people being sent as domestic helpers to Italy or any european countries.
          Those who are not good enough to allow living in lanken metropoles, why to send such countries. May lanken politicians be blessed with wisdom.
          European countries demand lanken NURSES or skilled working community. If any politician could work with us, we can ask them to sign appropriate aggreements. I also have good contacts with German govt, if genuine politicians would prove to be genuine.
          But i would never allow any Rajakashe SUPPORTERS or their politicians because I am against Rajakashes for one single reason – that is they are born criminals not only for nothern srilankens but also to southerners. I have loads of evidence to prove their ultra crime activities.

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            Grievedsinhalaya ,

            Thank you for your reply. You met these jobless guys only a
            year ago as Srilankan population stands at about 100,000 in
            Italy. I met jobless guys in Rome , on my way to Germany
            in eighties when there were only about two or three hundreds
            of them in Italy . Few guys were with some kind of education
            and from middle class to bankrupted upper class . Most of them
            were from Colombo district . And 90 % of them didn’t know any
            language other than their mother tongue . My dear , Middle
            class or lower class getting education in Europe is a very recent
            development , and that happens , in many cases thanks to the
            sale of inherited property or dowry property of parents ! It is an
            epidemic now and none of them have an experience with any
            other language . It is a mad race of you or me and nothing else !
            Nobody can send anyone to Europe legally for employment ,
            it is human traffickers that do the job of smuggling modern
            and voluntary slaves across Europe . In Italy and elsewhere ,
            they don’t care who you are because they know their toilets
            recognise you , I mean the whole of the third world !

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              Dear Why Why,
              see the Chinese just visiting Italy as experts confirm that Italians are not serious enough to battle the viral catastrophe.
              Lankens in general dont care about facts and figures. Just imagine, if anyone would come forward and utter a big lie, people would line up to believe it. That is how OUR people are made to believe. Just imagine, lacks of people worshiped Kelaniya temple short before last PE. Just because temple chief monk made a public statement that few reptiles brought some relics … .. later this became clear that it was a blatant lie. How could a reptile itself bring ” a piththala pahana” filled with relics. ……. just because that CHIEF monk uttered a big lie,… why that volume of people to line up? This can only happen to lanka or Hindus dominated india….. here physists questioned me, as to why the people are easily misled in srilanka? my answer was, people are more into myths.. than truths.
              To tell you the truth, I am living in Europe, I know how they react in Germany today, they are becoming very serious with COVID-19: However, two weeks ago, they were not that serious. I have the feeling that many in this part of the world too dont know what and how COVID-19 could work no them. Experts say, if they could not flatten the “bell curve”, whole lot of peole could lose their lives.
              Now we have been asked to work being at home. Toilet papers, soaps and few more items are most demanding items in any supermarkets in Germany and in several countries in EU. .

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                Grievedsinhalaya ,

                Hi dear , sorry I missed you as I was a bit busy . It is interesting
                to talk different matters that concern us but again , when you
                feel that there’s little you can do to break barriers to improve
                certain matters like deep rooted cultural matters , you tend to
                become hopeless which is very negative I know . Especially in
                Srilanka , certain tendencies are very unique which I believe ,
                are due to endless greed for material possessions . That is one
                way I can make it to explain in brief . How it happens is a long
                story that requires dozens of pages so I avoid it and leave it to
                the readers to turn on their engines ! About the chief Monk’s
                lie , I would remind you a much bigger and destructive lie that
                two former leaders of the world told to the whole world about
                Iraq when they wanted to invade the country and punish
                Saddam which has not ended yet ! Can you remember , they
                told the world without an iota of thinking that Saddam had
                weapons of mass destruction ! Did they ever find them ? Are
                they still searching for them ? If not , why are they still in Iraq ?
                Who cares now ? After George Bush Jr , the US has seen two
                new presidents and Britain has seen four Prime Ministers .
                Simply the difference between the general public of these
                countries and Srilanka in my opinion is , as you said
                Srilankans believe anything that is Myth and the lies of their
                political choices. But the West , they knew at least a few years
                later that they were taken for a ride but for their own good and
                not the culture o living on mythical beliefs . Contd:;

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                  Grievedsinhalaya ,

                  Contd; As for your Covid-19 concerns , yes the general
                  tendency in Europe is always as expected , with little
                  little differences from one country to the other , like
                  U K has not yet gone into lock down because it has not
                  yet touched that level . Except Italy , other countries are
                  well prepared to face it head on I think . One can not expect
                  the same from Srilanka and not only Srilanka , many other
                  developing countries due to their financial strains and
                  cultural aspects ! And I think , Covid – 19 has also brought in
                  a huge message which could be a blessing in disguise to the
                  whole world ! I leave it to you to breaking your head about it .
                  Good luck !

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                  Dear Why Why,
                  Europe is mourning about the rising death tolls, but there is no other options than doing all good to flatten the bell curve, which they have been doing in Germany today.
                  :
                  I agree with you about the LIES of west + US leaders led IRAQIS to face what they have been facinng today. But the issues in middle east in general are complex. I happened to work with post docs coming from Iraq and i got to know how they had been facing it as their war was at its heights.

                  My problem is not being able our people (majority sinhaalyas) becoming fools before their politicians today. No matter, facts and figures about them are infront their eyes, some people behave as if their staple food is ratathanakola. Not even 4 weeks ago, I had the chance to travel to the island and I returned to Europe on the 4th March. Even if entire world was warning about COVID 19, lanken airport’s steps taken on arrivals were seen very soft. There were lots of chinese arriving into the country.. All these were based on false propaganda made by IRAJ WEERARATHNA bitch son et al. They the Rajakshes would never be good at proper feasibility checks. Sure, the country needs more of tourist arrivals, but to promote it as the best and most secure destination while all others are CORONA flowing should not have done. right ?
                  And not even 3 days ago, one load of indian pilgrims, according to GMOA were released without sending them to quarantine .. why ?
                  And BP Gotler was reported to have the key invitee to have paid a visit to ANANDNA Nalanda annual cricket match ?. Is that the way he as a the leader should have reacted while the powerful nations named it as DEADLY VIRUS… all these took place after 5 th of January.

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                  Mr Whywhy, I will come and see you next time back in home country, of course if I am allowed to:)

                  I dont have real good friends back in home country today. May be i see almost everything upside down there. During the recent visit, I happened to go for distribution of rice packets to the destitute – there i was easily hurt.. even such people dont seem respect the values, that I considered then as we maintained decades long . Most of us down there are born buddhists and we are called buddhagama followers. But they dont respect non-violence. I was compelled to watch a man hurting a stray dog who looked physically so weak. I thought my alms next time would be to those road side dogs- than to anyone. contd.
                  Today even if they are decorated with a bunch of pirithnoole around their wrists, they dont care about anything – take almost everything so indifferent.
                  Sound exposure at bazaars could damage the ear drums easily… not a single person would stand against them – life has become ” egal -unimportant”. Each and every tuk tuk driver does not care about the kms he takes his customers, but evasively charges. Uber drivers were smart and I gave them enough TIPs since I thought they deserve it.
                  :
                  All in all, land scape wise the country is unbeatable with beautiful beaches on the west coast, but people are even worst than in north african countries.
                  Even if I stay out of the countries decades long, I still become very much srilanken… because I love it.. since my mother is no longer there, I feel I am a stranger to my country. My thinking would not be a match to my own relatives who I thought would be my sisters and brothers – I am made so senstive with these thoughts, but I believe today that the societal upside down in the country has made palpable changes alomst in every family.

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                    Grievedsinhalaya ,

                    First of all I should be honest with you that I didn’t intend to
                    carry on this conversation this far . Usually , stay within
                    limits is my way . Normally ,90% of my comments are brief .
                    It is unusual I keep streaming behind like this that could
                    end up without an ending . Anyway , I hope to wind up with
                    few more additions and thanking you for your interest in
                    taking this opportunity into establishing a personal touch
                    with me . I will look into it with due respect . Now back to the
                    point where were in , I think there are about 2 million Sri
                    Lankans now working and living around the globe and mainly
                    in the Mid East and the West ! The influx started off after 1977
                    J R J leadership . This is the turning point big number of our
                    fellow country men started to COMPARE LIFE IN THEIR HOST
                    COUNTRIES AND BACK HOME . The result is , lamentations of
                    men and women about the status of their homeland compared
                    to where they live or work , the second home in other words !
                    In my view , this is more fatal than Covid-19 for Srilanka ! I
                    don’t want to spend a lot of time beginning from A because it
                    involves exhausting efforts . This is my take of the situation.

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      Rajapakshes should focus on the nation and their protection than their power grab to 2/3.
      I think it is high time people to protest go for elections rather than working for the containment of COVID-19:
      South korea has done lot good servicesand they have earned good results regarding the containment…. why cant srilankens do it, we are just 22 mios and South Koreans are 52 mio.
      Bps of any nature should see it right leaving their PARTY bound politics.

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      Mao did a great thing in CHINA – those who live up their fantasies being behind or hidden in SAFFRON ROBEs were thrown to paddy fields so that they could also contribute for the productivity of agro havests.
      Likewise, across the country, we should demand BPs wearing SIVURU but make every effort to abuse their monkhood be part of the productivity of this country.
      The days ahead of us, there will be a growing hatred against PINGUTHTHARAYAS IS WHAT I see at the end of the tunnel.
      I have no doubt, with the cost of living go sky rocketed, people would have to refrain.. with the alms being offered to PINGUTHARAYAS.
      Just imagine, those monks in ABOVE picture are thousand words – their roudy behaviour is more than clear.
      Better to focus on STRAY dogs in the city and give them a meal than these BPs be offered with any kind of meals.
      I happened to see, many monks where i met them were blessed with SMART phones today. HOW COME they can afford smart phones while POOR people have got nothing.

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      Mr. Wijewardena is performing a dual role in society. Firstly, he disseminates his vast economic experience and knowledge with authority. Next, and even more importantly, as a professional he does not fear speaking with knowledge, authority and experience on inconvenient topics which, if unaddressed can leave a lasting impact on the country at some future time.

      Long may his tribe last one would like to say, but sadly, reality suggest things to be in the exact reverse.

      The absence of the growth of Intellectualism among professionals and receding levels of professional conduct are striking shortfalls in our society.

      The practice of fiercely independent thinking to my mind is the only answer, not slavish obeisance to any particular camp, party or ideology.

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      Unethical Mosstroopers Have Entered Politics & Running Governance – Part III

      Colombo Telegraph
      MARCH 16, 2020
      AUTHOR: LACILLE DE SILVA

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/unethical-mosstroopers-have-entered-politics-running-governance-part-ii/

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    The hamuduruwas should be held to account thay cannot act like bulls in China shops.
    What nonsence!!!!

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      Wimpy Kid,
      It was ‘Para’ Demala and ‘Para’ Muslim terrorists who got the blessings from Priests and Ulamas acted like bulls in China shop (Sri Lanka), not Buddhist monks. It was due to tolerance taught by Buddhist monks that Sinhalayo tolerated slaughtering of their people in front of Sri Maha Bodhiya and Dalada Maligawa, in Churches and Hotels.

      It has been revealed that Wahabi Muslim terrorists had a plan to attack Dalada Perahera. Barbarians!!!

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        How about the killings of 1956, 1958, 1977,1981,1983, that was also tolerance taught by

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          Dilshan,

          1956, 1958, 1977, 1981, 1983 was taking revenge from the traitors who betrayed the Sinhalese and gained undue advantage from the Suddhas.

          I have said this many times in this forum and how many more times do I need to repeat that 56,58,77,81,83 were not a flash in the pan but a culmination of over 2 centuries of abuse of Sinhalese generosity by the Minority Pariahs.

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            Hello Rt. Perera,
            The 56, 58, 77, 81, and 83 carnages were instigated by the low IQ and MQ (modaya quotient) politicians. These have got nothing to with minorities took undue advantage from the colonisers. You know very well the colonisers always like to have the minorities in their pockets for linguistic knowledge. What the hell on the earth your sinhala-buddhist politicians doing now. Practising the divide and rule the minorities taught by the britishers, the prime example is Tamils vs. Muslims and North vs. East Tamils. Keep this in your low MQ head before you utter stupid comments.

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              Addendum to response Rt.Perera by velurasiah

              It is not low MQ, instead it should be read as high MQ.

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            Retarded Late Shemale Perehera bugger, this comment is coming from a lowlife military thug whose name is an Anglo name?

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        The way some monks are acting is not accepable.
        They should be lashed with the Madu Walige.

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          Wimpy Kid,
          Not acceptable to whom? Monks do not have to behave or do things in an acceptable way to ‘Para’ Demala descendants of Dravida slaves or ‘Para’ Wahabi Muslim extremists. Monks act according to a way acceptable to Sinhala Buddhists because they take care of Monks. If the way monks acting is not acceptable to ‘Para’ BPs, they can f-off.

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            EE
            Not acceptable to peace loving people.
            The mutated hamuduruwas is the biggest threat to Sri Lanka at this point.
            I don’t like the language you are using against the Tamil and Muslim brothers and sisters.
            There are really nice people in those communities in the same way there are really nice Sinhala Buddhists and respectable monks who risked their own lives to save innocent people who were targeted
            during the ugly riots.

            As a country we have to learn to work together or else we are doomed.

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              Wimpy Kid,

              Who are the “peace loving people”? You and your types? LOL!

              You say there are really nice Tamil and Muslim people. That’s a remarkable discovery Einstein. But we always knew there were nice Tamils and Muslims. The problem is a majority of Tamils and Muslims have brought so much death and destruction to Mother Lanka.

              And don’t think the Sinhalese are an exception. The Southern Karawa Sinhalese during JVP times caused so much death and destruction to SL as well. But spearheaded by the late Great Ranjan Wijeratne we made sure those Sinhala Karaiyar rif-rafs will never attempt that kind of a stupid stunt ever again.

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            Most of the Buddhist priests are Demalas anyway. They are karawa fellows who came to fish in Sri Lanka. Now lording over the Sinhalayas in yellow robes. The Malwatte guys are a huge mixture of Indians who came to the court of the Tamil King of Kandy

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            Eagle Eye

            Surely you are capable of more refined rebuttal than what you have exhibited here?

            You do no justice to your beliefs , your upbringing, your schooling or your own self by stooping so low to disagree with those who disagree with you.

            Read Mr wijewardena s article more closely and profit from the Brahmajaala sutta as discoursed by the buddha.Sadly, you really do not do the buddhist image any good whatsoever.

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          Wimpy Kid may we ask you for a more practical andd acceptable solution?

          While most of us do not like monks in politics no one wants extreme measures to discourage them. Has this country thought of Muslim, hindu and Catholic priests also emulating their buddhist counterparts? Would that not lead to total chaos?

          Time for the President to act right now.

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        Dumb eagle,
        You still keep ranting about “native Sinhalayo”.
        Okay let’s concede for a moment that such a species exists. What makes them unique?
        1. Following true Buddhism?
        In the first place, Buddha wa an Indian. Buddhism doesn’t tell anyone to worship trees or rape boys.
        2. Having the Buddha’s tooth in Kandy ?
        This fake tooth is six inches long. The Buddha was a normal person, not a giant.
        3. Unique Sinhala culture?
        What culture? Sari from India. Kavun, kokis, pittu, hoppers, stringhhoppers, Kandyan dancing all from India.
        Even your alphabet is from India. Music from Portuguese. And to cap it all, your women are in Dubai !!!!

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          Raman brother,

          All that is true but at least they are not stateless and no bogus refugees.

          I am sure you appreciate this minor clarification and yes, you are very welcome.

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            And, what’s the difference in Tamils’ story? Also the same except that Sinhalese have their own language, Tamils whose mother land is TN, don’t have a language here in SL. Rest everything else is from India but the Tamils are indigenous in SL.

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        Eagle Shit, I really dont know how the moderator of telegraph let you write and publish the unwanted shit responses like what you have written above. What the hell on the earth “Para’ Deamla and “Para’ Muslim have got to do with what Wimpy kid has written.

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          I think the moderator has to wake up and insist on respectful disagreement where necessary, to prevent this valued fora from being lowered ultimately into the gutter.

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          Velu Rasiah,

          You are using way too much terminology from your profession. It’s hard to understand your posts.

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            Shamal Perera, You were a 8th grade education army recruit those days, just like who are ruling the country today, so your skills in English and general past history knowledge of what happened are poor. Your MQ is high so I dont expect you to understand what I wrote.

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        Eagle Eye, Did you arrive from the planet Mars only last night. What the Fing blood suckers have done to this country since 1956 should be recoreded and the institution of gana balla abolished. Any gana balla found should be shot like the way they shoot mad dogs. The Gana Ballas are the richest in this country – Dambull, Kandy. The travel in super vehicles when they are under oath to Lord Buddha to walk.Bloody B puthas should be massacred. France did a good job in 1700, let us do it i n 20000

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      Dearest Wimpy,
      so long buddhist monks would stay stubborn not being knowlegeble the least regarding the facts, so how can we rely on them. Leaving the respect being offered to their wrapping aside, we should go extram mile today focusing on the benefit of masses. I dont bend down before any SIVURU wearers even if their titles are decorated with ” Prof” Or ” Dr” Titles. Now a days, dr titles thanks to bp Rajaakshes have gone to the dogs.
      I think the CHIEF incumbent monk of Kelaniya Viharaya should be warned by the universities that he could react professional regarding that – FAKE STORY . a reptile brought relics out of the depth of kelaniya river … ha ha… BPs of any nature mislead the gullible as no other times inthe past. I think any nature should work on these bps and remove them from srilanka forever so that goodies could leave behind.

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        Veryangrysinhalaya,
        “I think any nature should work on these bps and remove them from srilanka forever so that goodies could leave behind.”

        Nature should find a way to eliminate ‘Para’ ungrateful BPs who are in this country because Native Sinhalayo gave citizenship to them. Instead of living in this country as peaceful citizens these BPs have become a pain in the neck of Native Sinhalayo. For the barbaric things these ‘Para’ BPs have done to Native Sinhalayo ‘Wehi Nethi Hena Gahanna Ona’.

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          Eagle BLIND Eye – Try and seek admission to a deaf and blind institution and from there to a lunatic asylum!

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          Eagle, BP,
          can you elaborate us who are NATIVE sinhalayo ? There are epidemiological studies, that confirm we are from Bengal or that Keral area. So before our sinhala- ancestors moved out of india to Srilanka, there had been some indegenous people – Weddas…. dont you think that we should rather respect Weddas than anyone else.
          Just because of lack of your information – seem to be making you out of an Ultra Racist. Besides, your problem is not that.. but you are just against tamils and muslims. WHy is that ? Are you also against WHITE australians ? Or any other ethinic groups in Australia ?
          I think your problem is rather highly pathological. Even if you are an octagenarian, you can still have you treated with …. a good psycologist.
          Today science and medicine are that improved… and they can help you.. converting you a good human being.
          Besides, what brings if you would shed your last breath.. being that hateful…. then nothing would have helped in the end right ?
          Get well soon man, that is the best for us all.

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            These robed guys should be sold for Sinhala Beef

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        Veryangrysinhalaya. Sedate the Chief’s anus and push the snake in.

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      We could stop corona, but I dont think the stupid behaviours of Hamudurwos – SAFFRON CLAD MONKs, would be easy. They just spread lies being based on their theories. Buddhism or any other religions can only help the people with some religious manner, but most ofthem are just theories that have been written in books.. beliefs be it coming from christianity, buddhism, hindhuism, are all beliefs. But right the moment, almost every nation being upset not being able to find any remedies to fight DEADLY corona…. lanken buddhist monks and astrologer- parasites should be warned not to mislead the nation.
      It will be like falling from frying pan to the fire – if BP Monks would continue their traditional misbehaviour.
      They should rather be kept away from lanken politics, if at all this nation to rise up.
      That Athana Methana Rathana is even worst than any DEADLY virus. Their mouth pieces should be sealed off at least for the moment. That can save the nation.

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        Bunjappu – Athana Methana Rathana’s mouth is full of shit (cesspit) and needs to be sealed to avoid infectious diseases.

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          Athana Methan Natana Rathana behaves today as if a bull became ” kulappuwenawa”: There is no consistency at all, his should be a born error. I have no idea where this BP got his education. I really dont know why Rathana or Wimal Bp OR THE LIKE are allowed to polarise in a country where over 95% people are said to be literate …. sure that has nothing to say about our society, by going the manner they paved the way LOOTERs to return in recent elections, but I myself feel MEDIA mafia >>>>>>>Drug mafia (Media mafia is multiple times powerful in our country than any other mafias). Media mafia is handled by Basil Rajakshe and his funds. No matter even if he would not have been a srilanken, so long media men are poured with the volumes of funds, the work goes on in favour of them.

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        Bunjappu,
        “They just spread lies being based on their theories.”
        —-
        What the fk you who are a descendant of a ‘Para’ slave or a refugee know about Buddhism?
        ‘Thripitakaya’ that has been accepted as Buddha’s teachings by all the Buddhists in the world was transcribed in Sinhale by Sinhala monks. ‘Samaneras’ have to be well versed in ‘Thripitaka’ to get ‘Upasampada’. Just keep your mouth shut and P-off without putting your nose into the affairs of Sinhala Buddhists.

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          Egle BP,
          You would never see it right … dont you ?
          So what is the point of exchanging with you man. Just do some good work ´, with not even few more years to go with your hatreds. We perfectly know that there are two groups of BPs in our home country as of now. They are amongs the so called buddhist monks and lay people. They are both not NON-VIOLENCE pormoters. They are just stupid people – no different hiduists in rural corners of poor indian continent. Just imagine, the way how thoese BPs went after the KELANIYA temple RELICS saga ?
          Can you as a man who is living in DOWN under could ever think, that a reptile could bring a PITHTHALA PAHANA FILLED with relics the way that Kelaniya Temple priest fooled you guys. That was a trick to mislead the masses and bring back Rajakashe BPs.
          Today, the very same people are speechless. They are now becoming clear that they were morally raped or masturbated by Rajaakshes BPs.
          Nature should punish Rajakshes .. to the manner
          JAMAL Khashogi – saudi journalists was dismembered in TURKey two years ago. I think RAJAPAKSHES deserve such punishments for all the high crime they deliberatly committed to srilankens… not only to TAMILS but also to SINHALAs and Muslims.

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          Was Buddha a Sinhalaya? I thought he was Indian.

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      They have the upper hand because the politicians have indulged them, have been complicit in their hate campaigns have never stood up to them, and have given them the freedom to interfere in the policies of this country. There should be a separation between Temple and State.
      They also use them as brainless tools to suit their agendas, and win Buddhist votes.
      Now they think they are entitled to call the shots.
      Until they are reined in, our country cannot progress, and there will never be unity and peace.

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      They are bulls who carry china shops wherever they go so they can run riot anywhere at any time

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    Dear Friends,
    :
    What is not wrong in this country today under BP Rajakashes ?

    They make every effort to mislead the nation again and grab the power, but those who including that 60 lacks of people stood against them, are well aware of the facts, these men are born to corrupt.
    :
    Just listen to facts being telecasted by following video.
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9iNbndU23Q&list=TLPQMTUwMzIwMjBtBhtjvKAuuw&index=19
    .
    This BP Mahindananada is an alleged high criminal to have abused state funds in millions. He has even bought houses in LONDON – not even we the srilanken academics would not be easy to buy such properties.
    But very same man to be offered the same ministry again under BP Mahinda Rajakapskhe today…. so what happened to WIYATH MAGA ?….
    Where is the transparency ?
    I think people should rally round to defeat these bps and maginalize them from lanken politics.
    I have no idea yet about GOTLER but I think GOTLER is taken asylum in MAHINDA Rajakashes slave camp.

    Mahindananada the man who is highly corrupted should be BOMBed down… rejected by people… if people would not do so, the curse will be repeating in this country.

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    Dr. W.A Wijewardena,

    RE: Liberty Is The First Casualty Of The Unchecked Fundamentalism In The Country

    “In the previous part in this series, we cautioned Sri Lanka’s voters that during the present election season, there has been an ominous upsurge in religious and cultural fundamentalist ideas in the country. Fundamentalists close their minds to opposite views, on one side, and seek to establish their own views on religion and culture as the most supreme, on the other. “

    Challenge the fundamentalists to unequivocally and scientifically prove that:

    1. Their beliefs are correct

    2. After death ANY of their members have attained or gone to Nibbana, Nirvana, Extinction, Heaven, Hell or Purgatory.

    So far no data and confirmation. Are all of them pissing in the wind?

    “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, unless it agrees with your own reason”- Siddhartha Gautama.

    But unfortunately, these imbeciles, mean IQ 79, keep prostrating to the Para-monks, who hijacked Buddhism.

    Will COVOD-19 come to the rescue to expose the folly of the prostrating imbeciles?

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    Tamils have parties divided along the caste lines. They get together and call it TNA. Those Tamils who can nort be included in that group, that is higher caste but not Yapanaya Tamils – have separate parties. It is the same with the so-called eastern or batti Tamils. Now, they if they get together, their group is 40 Tamils parliamentarians inside. Similarly, muslims have divided along sect wise. Right now, their arrangement is obscure. It looks Wahabis can not lead. There are catholic parties. The new trend is CHRISTIAN parties as leftist political polities.
    There are no Buddhist political parties. Only political party which represented THUN-HELA or SIVUHELA WAS BROKEN INTO PIECES BECAUSE OF STRATEGIC POLITICAL REASONS. That is future needs. Anyway, all the sinhala parties whether it us buddhist or not, they gor wealth, commis and flamboyant lives. That is how Fundamentalism works in Sri Lanka. Otherwise, every body has the rights to speak up their minds.

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    Gilgamesh in Uruk must have been the ancestors of the Dravidians, if we are to believe what the Ex SC Judge Mr Wiggs told us only a few week ago.

    It was the Dravidians who welcomed the Buddha and Mahinda and Sangamitta to Srilanka, again according to Mr Wiggs.

    All this Buddhist bashing and pinning Sinhala Buddhist Fascist tag on our majority inhabitants was because of Mr Wiggs people, the Dravidians’ demands weren’t met, even after Mr Wigg’s Hero’s 30 year old War in Lankawe.

    If our inhabitants bent over and let Dr Rani , Mangala Samare and Dr Jyamapathy to allow the Foreign Judges to come over and take the War Heros to Geneva ‘
    And allowed the UN Surveyors and gave Mr Wiggs their Dravidian Homeland in the North and the East through Dr Rani’s New Constitution ,- none of these Elite Intelligentsia would have said anything bad. I guess, about our great inhabitant population who are the poor Sinhala Buddhists and Catholics. ..

    But the Modus Operandi of Dr Rani and UNP catchers were not very conducive to persuading the great majority to agree with them.

    Millions of Free Rupiahs in Car Permits Gifts of Penthouses, Free issue of nice old Mansions in Leafy Cinnamon Garden, Jobs for whole Family Clans of the MPs in Kotte. , free hand to distribute EPF Funds to Rich and Elite to fatten their Busineses and Bank accounts, Selling Government Lands at mates rates rates , while degrading Buddhism , Buddhist Monks and even jailing them are not the Cool stuff which King Asoka has inscribed .

    May be Dr Rani, although used to carry Atapirika to Malwatta , even with his mates Rauf Hakeem and Kabri Hasheem probably hasn’t seen those Asokian Inscriptions.

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Gilgamesh in Uruk must have been the ancestors of the Dravidians, if we are to believe what the Ex SC Judge Mr Wiggs told us only a few week ago.”

      You may well be right.
      It doesn’t mean you can type gibberish all the time.
      However your public card carrying racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala claimed the Sinhalese were the descendants of Hitler’s Aryan, or Hitler was a descendant of Sinhala/Buddhist Aryans despite Nazies appropriating Swastika from Hindustan.

      Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle) the Nazi bible, full of blather, reminds me of you, ….. Hopefully, Gota’s man with a van doesn’t visit you.

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        Dear Native,

        So it was the Hindians who gave the NAZI emblem to Herr Hitler..

        I am surprised how serious your fave Vellala Wiggs is when it comes to his Ancestry,
        And his claim that the Dravidians were in charge in Hindia even before our Buddha was born..

        Although Buddha told the Hindians how nasty they were to treat the poor and the disadvantaged so badly. and not to kill animals , they never listened.
        Did they?.

        Anyway, how come the Hindians who accepted the Ramayanaya as their Religion and declared even the the cows as sacred , have now become the 3rd largest Beef exporter in the world behind Brazil and Australia ,
        And even pushing beef eater Americans to the 4th spot.

        Wonder whether Wiggy eats beef?..How about you Native?..

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          “Wonder whether Wiggy eats beef?..How about you Native?..”

          I haven’t had the opportunity to visit his kitchen nor have I ever dined with him therefore I am not in a position to confirm or deny his culinary preferences. I am a near Vegan and teetotaller though I don’t wear it on my forehead not on my sleeves. I have told you this million times (at least thrice).

          Watch these clips and tell us what exactly did Buddha teach you:
          Exclusive – Police assaults naked woman in Thotalanga 75 Watta!
          https://www.lankanewsweb.net/67-general-news/58400-Exclusive—Police-assaults-naked-woman-on-road-

          “So it was the Hindians who gave the NAZI emblem to Herr Hitler..”

          Yes, however you need to further read up on it.
          Read up on M S Golwalkar, K B Hedgewar, V D Savarkar ……. and fellow public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala.

          “Anyway, how come the Hindians who accepted the Ramayanaya as their Religion and declared even the the cows as sacred ,”

          Except for a few, Ramayana is not their religion its like Mahavamsa despite the existence of a powerful Mahavamsa lobby is yet to merit it as a religion. Perhaps Gota may establish it. .

          He the self proclaimed strongman may want to be the chief of all guardian deities of this island.

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    Now we need to deal with Buddhist extremism nothing else …
    Saharan is dead and yet; Buddhist extremists are with us

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      Lankan,
      This is the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. Majority of Sinhalayo are Buddhists but they are not extremists. So far only ‘Para’ Demalu and ‘Para’ Muslims have produced extremists who slaughtered Native Sinhalayo. If the circumstances force Buddhists to become extremists they will not hesitate do so. Who the fk are you to deal with Buddhist extremists?

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        “So far only ‘Para’ Demalu and ‘Para’ Muslims have produced extremists who slaughtered Native Sinhalayo.”
        Potta eagle, have you never heard of Wijeweera, who slaughtered more than Prabakaran?
        And what about that rabid Anagarika who invented Sinhala Buddhism?
        Who the fk are you to talk about extremism ?

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        Easgle
        1st political Shopping/killing
        Twice JVP uprising
        Present piliticians murderers,conected to drugs Lords,rapeists,pending court caseses,sudden wealth
        All by whom

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        Dear Eagle Eye, when the karma of your hatred catches up with you and you are reborn as a non-Buddhist, better hope it’s not in Sri Lanka because you will be hounded out of here so that you can experience for yourself what you are saying.
        What a small minded fool you are!. The world is being swept by a deadly invisible foe which recognizes no religion, no nationality, no country boundaries. Humanity is being brought to its knees in the first of many extinction events to come in our times. And here you are, ranting and raving about ‘Native Sinhalayo’. Grow up, for goodness sake. People like you are just a liability on humankind, especially at times like this when a united front and a recognition of our common denominator – humanity – is needed.

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    How long will it take to change this culture of fundamentalism so well entrenched in the SriLanka’ psyche? Politically, do we have much choice today to avoid supporting religious fundamentalism?

    Clearly, the citizens have to have a mind shift and evolution to be able to, one day, produce leaders who will have the backbone to put religious fundamentalism in its place.

    Seemingly, the long running majoritarian religious fundamentalism which began even before independence has only bred other ethnic and religious fundamentalism, understandingly so.
    Modi, PM of India, is trying his best to take his country down on the same destructive path.

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    In a PhD dissertation submitted to a US university, a Sri Lankan monk posits the view, among other things, on **how Buddhist rituals were utilized to enhance religious engagement and to train children in Buddhist behavioral forms. The thesis implies religious engagement and training of children increased over the last century**. However, the study does not analyze this increase in ritualistic religiosity with moral development of the people. In other words, what has this massive increase in monks, temples, shrines at Bo-trees, Buddha statues in public places, etc done to improve the moral standing of the society? It is interesting to see the movement of per capita crime rate over the last 75 years. Also of interest, would be the movement of crime rate in other communities; for instance, Hindus, Muslims and Christians.

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      Mr Goonathilake,

      srilanken buddhists yet today, follow the Mahanwansa which was drafted based on the little information then they had at their hands.
      In course of time since its first version, nothing is done towards the revisions and bringing new versions to the older one. I thought with the archiological discoveries world wide, today the intelligent monks that work for their thesises could do lot more good work if our so called HIGH CHAPTER monks would have been wiser. I am afraid, I dont think Malwathu or other chapter, higly respected monks would have the sufficient knowledge to see it right… so as the Rajaakshes as leaders cant forsee the problems of the country today. If PULLIGONAS would have been elected by People, holding them as leaders, what cant go wrong in a country`?-

      That Somwawathia Dagabas and so called said BUDURAS radiationfrom its steeple, was discussed with world physists and what became clearer was, the kind of radiations could happen anywhere where high physical structures such as churches, mosques, cathedrals facing sun light… light has got its physical qualities such as reflections and refractions. Rainbow formatioins could explain everything, but if any priest that have been kept above in societies, would make public statements such as ” that should be lord buddha s radiations or any others similar to that ” buddhist believers in masses, that are only fed with myths all along, would not have any space not to get caught by the myth.
      Lately, I happened to pay a visit to Kelaniya temple and gather my own info from the gate keepers (Army guard men) how they would describe the event ” occured in temple premises shortly before last 16 Nov 2019″. There, they made it very clear, people were misled in masses (lacks of worshippers, being intoxicated came in lined up themselves to worship FAKE relics, that had then been louded by FAKE chief priest to be real relics…. haha.. ‘See, people behave as if their staple food is RATA THANAKOLA.

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      C.B. Goonatilake. I agree with you. Today, we notice more and more religious awareness, religious talks in all religions. but, morality is gone dawn. It means we are just educating people, we are developing their mind at expense of their souls. this western concept of education is good in doing that.. to develop human skills, minds and talent at expense of souls. That is why we see educated people are most corrupted today. they steal public money with their talents and skills. so, there is disparity between education and spiritualism:

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      C.B. Goonathilaka,
      Please let us know the author and the title of the dissertation and to which University the dissertation was submitted. We need to check whether this is a genuine one or a story fabricated by ‘Koti Diaspora’ who are Masters of such things.

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        Eagle shit, you are a low IQ with high MQ (modayaa quotient) stupid. How on the earth you could assess the quality of a dissertation submitted in USA. Are you going to give it to Namal who holds a Ph.D from one your low IQ university?

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        Eagle Eye,

        There is no “Koti Diaspora” issue here. The PhD Dissertation is about the growth in religiosity in Sri Lanka. It debunks the common perception that practice of Buddhism in Sri Lanka is copying Christian forms of worship. It has nothing to do with Koti. Growth of ritualistic Buddhism is obvious to anyone, given the preponderance of Buddha statues, Bo-tree shrines, temples and donation boxes along public roads. My question is whether this growth in religiosity has advanced us as a disciplined and moral society? The dissertation is an academic inquiry into the underlying reasons for the growth in religiosity and not about morality. Do your own Google search with key words and you might come across it. I do not wish to drag the monk into this.

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          C. B. Goonatilake,
          A PhD Dissertation is not a confidential document. If it is in the internet, why you hesitate to give the details. The author will be happy for giving publicity to his research.
          I know very well the activities of ‘Koti Diaspora’ to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka, Monks, Buddhism and Sinhalayo. That is the reason why I have some doubts about this PhD Dissertation.

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            Eagle Eye – Here it is.

            BRINGING THE BUDDHA CLOSER:
            THE ROLE OF VENERATING THE BUDDHA IN THE MODERNIZATION OF
            BUDDHISM IN SRI LANKA
            by
            Soorakkulame Pemaratana

            Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of
            The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences in partial fulfillment
            of the requirements for the degree of
            Doctor of Philosophy
            University of Pittsburgh

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              Buddha was born in India by origin he is an Indian and born to Hindu Parents and he abandoned his wife and children.

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          whatever it is, there was a huge hatred against Sri lanka. All articles and books published by tigers since 1980s in Western countries or in Sri lanka were not written by Tamil or Tigers, they have been written by their Western supporters. Also, most of Tamil comments are prepared by their Western supporters. For example, former Pope John Paul published book against Sinhalese Buddhists which was published by a Tamil tigers -supporting spy who were hiding in Vatican. Also, I knew there were a lot of books and articles against Sinhalese Buddhists published in Canada by British I was too innocent at that time and could do nothing because at that time, I had no idea. But I had basic idea why were British hating Sinhalese Buddhists because many independent and fare thinking Canadian came to me and gave information on how British are bloodthirsty and how much British hate Sinhalese because Sinhalese oppose British colony.
          About 15 years later, I saw it my own I when I accidently met a Canadian woman who was promoting hatred against Sinhalese Buddhist with a group of Canadian. She was a political woman Coordinated INGOs. Her background: Her parents were colonial officers who were saving In India and Africa.
          I don’t remember which year, but discovered it years later when I just started to learn how western countries misled Sri lanka into a war.

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    The writer is wallowing in mumbo jumbo about so called fundamentalisms of monks, and whining about their influence on politicians, people and Lanka in general while the most barbaric, bloodthirsty, Jihadi ISIS maniacs are all over the country and breeding like vermin. This is like a physician talking about the long term impact of having a little extra salt in meals while ignoring daily addition of poisons into Lankan food by hidden hands. The real fundamentalists are the Moslem maniacs who are actively undermining the health of the Kaffir Sinhalese, Tamils and other non-Moslems on a daily basis, poisoning water, food, and the environment, and where possible actively engaging in making young Kaffir men and women barren. Meanwhile, they are producing 5-10 children per family, and sometimes marrying more than one woman, and ceaselessly getting them pregnant, with a view to overwhelm the population by a wave of Moslems by 2030 and fundamentally and irreversibly changing the demographics of the land for ever. Ask sucker like this to get to a corner and whine and spew drivel, and immediately engage with the monks and any others who are doing something to control the Moslem monsters. Time is running out for Lanka. By 2030 the metropolis cities like Colombo, Kandy, Galle will be completely impregnably Moslem majority cities along with tier 2 cities like Kegalle and Matale. Thereafter it will be from city to city along highways, and thereafter by 2040 the entire country. Time to act is NOW ! Throw the niceties about Buddha and emperor Ashoka and others and take the sword of the likes of Mahavamsic heroes like DutuGemumu and wipe of the monsters before its too late. Get back to passive Buddhism after a long, powerful, aggressive Dutugemunic Buddhism, of violent, annihilating war against terror from scheming Taqqia deceptive Moslem monsters.

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      Mr. W A Wijewardena

      Looks guys like Gay Chambers can teach a thing or two to the Fundamentalists you referred to. Guys Like him spew Venom and Vicious Lies against Muslims and CT continues to waste its valuable space instead of blacklisting such depraved Hate Mongers. Perhaps you should deal with the dangers posed by such poisonous Villains.

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        Moo Handy Ram, trying a little quiet Taqqia deception on the readers, eh? I guess you are relieved that some of the most macabre Moslem Taqqia deception acts and murderous plans are not included in what I wrote. I tell the reader, I weigh my words carefully to not reveal the most barbaric Moslem acts to everyone here. They are obviously actively followed and shared with the right people of authority in Lanka. If those people do not follow up, we will reveal them to everyone on social media. To the best of our ability we will not let any barbaric Moslem ISIS maniacs again try to do another Easter Sunday orgy of blood and flesh feast on the innocent Kaffirs of Lanka. But the fundamental duty to prevent Moslem Anschluss of Lanka with ISIS is with the monks, priests, and leaders of Kaffir patriots.

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          gay chambers, I have No time to waste with Blind and Brainless Hate Mongers who know Only to Spew Venom.

          Here is hoping that CT Stops Wasting its valuable space with the likes of you.

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    A penetrating and courageous essay. Bravo!

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      Interesting! Thero has forgot all he wrote on the influence of French Champagne and Russian Voda!

      When did Dr. WAW joined with the Thero to become a Fidel Castro Communism devotee? Does this mean Casto is dead? Or is this essay also reading like the Rapist Army lecturer, Irish Apprentice, Sara? What happened to Narahenpita meeting? Are the Royals no paying the salary in time?

      Sinhala Intellectuals take misleading and destroying Balangoda Veda Buddhist crowd as their duty Buddha Agama has left to them. That is why they are dedicated to Sri Mao’s Sinhala Buddhist Constitution.

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        Mally, You should have said. “Hello Dyan Welcome back”..

        Look at all the Yahapalana PhDs here, right across the political Spectrum , from Wahabis , Tamils , LTTE, and even Sinhala Buddhist UNP and even atheist JVP, who are challenging , rubbishing , and even down right humiliating the Culture, Religion Beliefs and even their Ancestry, just to give a hand to UNP Temp Opp Leader Keslwatta Kid to form the next Yahapalana Government Mk 11.

        This is the only Dude who can give our Dalits some Fire Power in this great hour of need , which will determine whether the little influence of the poor Sinhala Buddhist can still be retained in their 2500 year old Nation, after that devastation during Dr Rani”s Yahapalanaya…

        Dr Dayan.. Welcome Bro …..

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      Dayan – Are you still penetrating in the restricted areas of Moscow or are you posing as the bogus Dr.?

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      A stupid and shallow article, because the author has failed to understand the problem, even though he has quoted a lot of history and sutras. Silly fool. Sinhala modaya.

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    Liberty has been the basic aspiration of all human beings. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. & highest result of education is tolerance. Pointing finger at someone, OR BLAMES DOES not solve a problem it usually only makes people defensiveThis is a trend /fasion /degrading that has to be avoided.

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    Whilst acknowledging that certain elements of the sangha behave in a most despicable manner , the discovery of hundreds of “agricultural implements” at a multitude of places of worship in the aftermath on the Easter Massacre
    must never be forgotten.

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    Dr. W.A Wijewardena,
    “This need not be the case in a country where the majority of the people are Buddhists since the Buddha himself had advised the Bhikkus how conflicting views could be resolved in intelligent and civilised ways.”

    This can be done if we have to deal with intelligent and civilized people but if we have to deal with ungrateful communities that have forgotten the kind gestures done to them and have produced uncivilized barbarians who slaughtered those who helped them, I am afraid to say what Gauthama Buddha said might not work.

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      EE, Watch what you say. Do you realize that you want us to believe that you are smarter than Lord Buddha himself!

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      Please EAGLE evil sake of all might nature – please dont mislead the nation –

      Srilankens bear the banner ” SINHALA BUDDHISTS” are not real buddhist that follow the true teachings of buddha.
      -‘
      They are just “buddhagama followers”. That is almost like some cornered HINDUISTS in india. Most SINHALA BUDDHIST be them in saffron robes or not, follow myths based on JATHAKA STORIES while real buddhism based on true teachings or buddha is SOLELY based on NON-VIOLENCE.
      Today that fake Prof. Maedagoda bp Abhayathissa, licking the balls of mahinda Rajakashes has been betraying the real buddhists. This is a curse to us. All other buddhist monks that stood by BPs bringin them back to loot this nation, … do the same. I dont need to name them individually… but many o fthem are even beyond all ethics and morals even if they wear a bunch of pirith noole not only around their wrists but around their penises.

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        Buramphisincho,
        What Sinhala Buddhists do is none of the bloody business of ‘Para’ BPs who live in Sinhale thanks to kindheartedness of Native Sinhalayo who gave citizenship to Stateless slaves and refugees.

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          Eagle Eye aka MOST SENIOR BP on CT platform@

          I think you surely know that you guys are born racial, that may be reason you repeatedly come with ” PARA” demala, “PARA” Muslim or ” PARA” Sinhala – on and on… as if you were raped and destroyed by a tamil or a muslim. I think this could well be the case while you were spending your undergraduate days at Pera. I was also at Pera, I thought It was a great mistake in my life to have chosen that place for my further studies. Then I myself moved out of the country for Europe and proceeded my Uni education and now stay back at least for another few years.
          I have got on with various nationalities during my long stay in Europe. I have learnt a lot from various nationalities. I there understood myself, that our race is filled with majority of stupid people, that never treated their fellow citizens equally and in a manner they could feel that they are also srilankens. Just going back to my Hilda Obeysekara days (at Pera), I thought how unfair ours and senior batchas treated their fellas brothers and sisters.
          Now you though are in your early 80ties, you still have hatreds towards the minorities as if a metastasized cancer patients would have cancer cells scattered in his entire body.
          So, you are just a good example, – that our sinhalaya regardless of them being seniors, educated or uneducated, would not change their nature, as a dog*s tail would not be straightened even if it would have been put in a bamboo sheath.

          Not even 4 weeks ago, I was back in my country. I thought I would not offer alms to any SIVURU wearing monks but to the poor people who are really in need.

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      Potta Eagle,
      The Mahavamsa itself states clearly that killing a non-Buddhist is not a sin. Do you want to talk about it?

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        Raman,
        Eagle s problems are pathological. If he wouuld opens his cesspit what comes out is even stinky than dog shit. And equally, they are poisonous. I really dont like this guy, but he is in his early 80ties now and may be he wouuld not be able to forsee it before he sheds his last breath in forseeble future. We are very sorry, our nation is still filled with the kind of learnt idiots.

        Besides, our SO CALLED buddhists (over 95%) are not real buddhists that would practise non-violence.

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          Simon De Silva,
          “Besides, our SO CALLED buddhists (over 95%) are not real buddhists that would practise non-violence.”

          Jesus Christ said ‘Love thy Neighbor’ but Christians mainly in Western countries hold the world record for killing people mainly in other countries. Christians from Europe massacred Native Americans. See what they did in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam, Latin America, Iraq, Libya, Syria to name a few.

          Prophet Mohamed also preached non-violence but in order to spread Islam, Muslims massacred millions of innocent people. Now Muslims hold the World Record for ‘Terrorism’.

          Hinduism is also preach non-violence. At the time India was partitioned, Hindus showed how violent they can be. Hindus in India burnt hundreds of Muslims travelling in a train alive. Hindu Demala terrorists massacred tens and thousands of Sinhala Buddhists. Hindu Demalu hold the second place for ‘Terrorism’ in the world.

          So my question is ‘Are there real Christians, Muslims or Hindus who practice non-violence?

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        Raman,
        I read Mahawansa long time ago. I cannot remember anything like what you say. I am not keen to go through the whole book to find what you say. Could you please let me know the edition and the page number.

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    See, how the current govt acts today ! They just cheat the nation, as if they would do the best in terms of corona-control. but not many among the chinese arrivals, reported to have controlled enough. This is too risky since the chinese are the core issues regarding corona virus.
    Even election commissioner stresses that the election could be held once the people are corona-free. But Rajaakshe try to fish in the muddy water and ignoring the danger of the people being caught by deadly corona pandemic.
    srilankens are mostly born as buddhists as you and I. Many of them today, dont care about anything, but have become just buddhagama followers. We are compelled to believe that srilanken-buddhagama is in compiance with the true teachings of lord buddha. From the misbehaviour of majority of buddhist monks, one would not feel that they are real good buddhists. They have just become followers of the srilanken-buddhagama. Just study the videos being spread by some so called buddhagama-followers regarding day today activities. They dont even use civilized sinhala language when they talk about their fellow people. For some reasons, sinhala people are made to believe that they should be kept above the law prevailing inthe country. Even among corona surveillance process, they behave themselves so violently. Paradoxially, they are reported to work in Italy or Korea. If they would behave the manner they do in Srilanka in such countries, they would have been arrested on the spot. This is so absurd. This has lot do with lanken sinhala race.

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    We need proper ELECTION SYSTEM so that people feel that they are represented.

    IN order to do that we need simple things:

    1. Electorate based representation.
    2.Senate to represent reduced number of provinces say..north, east (reduced) western and centre province….
    3.Chief ministers from the senate ONLY. Proportionally represented.
    4.Excutive Prime Minister with NO term limits (5 year election cycle)
    5.No president (don’t need it)

    A simple system….then the leader can govern with clear policies

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      Dear sinhala_voice,
      .
      I just got guided to your comment from that list of “Latest Comments” on a blue ground that one has towards the top right corner of the screen.
      .
      Well what do you think of this as an example of an election?
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/challenging-three-cheating-thomian-pharisees-and-not-doing-it-from-behind/
      .
      You will find this shocking!

      .
      You are probably a Buddhist, and, with lots of people saying unkind things about the conduct of certain Buddhist monks, you may even take some delight in the exposures of a Christian Bishop and two priests. Comments will be open only upto noon tomorrow.
      .
      The following (of those who have expressed their thoughts on this page) have already had their say on that story; additional comments from them also welcome:
      .
      Wimpy Kid, Simon De Silva, desperateasnother, and Bunjappu.
      .
      Please read, and comment if you think there are significant things there. I assure you that there are lots!
      .
      Sinhala_Man (real name: Panini Edisisinghe, NIC 48 3111 444V)

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        My Dear SM,
        I have not forgotten you, but I am so fed up of lanken issues altogether and that may the reason why I have not commented on some articles brought by your or others.
        :
        Our reactions are more or less like – just picking a drop of water from the sea. : – meaning it is so tiny – since entire country is fallen down to the core by high corruption and abusive way of thinking. Even if CORONA would affect the human being scattered in the world today, i wish, if that could be seletive to high corrupted personalities such as Rev. Malcom Ranjith, Mahinda Rajakshe and his thieves.
        Malcom seems to have uttered something now, not them being treated with the pledges made before them… however, all these would be gone out of their day today lives easily. People are not serious enough in our country. That they have in their blood (Genetics).
        Those who travelled or lived out of the country may have learnt something, but when looking at GOTLERs today – I dont think he would ever be able to do any tangible changes to the highl polluted structure of the country. He should either become a duterte or even very independent by going an extra mile.. that can make him a good leader, But I dont think that the person may bring the qualifications to do the job. I feel very sorry for the people’s gullibility but oneday in near future, they will see it right – is my HOPE.

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    Wijewardene mahatha,
    Why did you ignored the Gilgamesh role by police, army, ministers Prime ministers, president during the racial riots of 1956,1958,1977,1983, and from 1983 onwards against Tamils, and 2012,2018,2019 against muslims
    You ignore the worst ones and mention small personal ones. Whole sinhala race should be ashamed of it.

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    Inscribed on one of Asoka’s pillars he set up in Lumbini, this detail is part of an edict that warns against creation of a division within the Buddhist community and strict adherence to tolerance of all religions.
    A very insightful and forceful essay.
    Great.

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    A very good article, thank you. Nothing will ever change in this country and GR will be quite powerless soon which is a shame. I have therefore has decided to go with the flow.

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    Today the Theravada Buddhism practiced in Sri Lanka, for that matter all over the world is not what Lord Buddha preached. Until Buddha died, there were no temples or dagobas built. When he died Buddhist followers were breaking his body into pieces to collect parts and built dagobas. Buddha who left a palace, left his position where he could have been a king, left his wife and child and went into the jungle. When he came back he did not come to claim back his kingdom but came as a teacher. He did not build dagobas to preach. But when he died every one started taking the pieces of Buddha’s body and built dagobas. Until that point, even Hindus did not have temples and there were more dagobas than temples. Subsequently the Hindus too started building temples. Today we see those Buddhist Monks who say that they are following Buddha are building not just simple dagobas but palaces and political offices. Even when they preach they are seated in a throne which shows that they are in control and superior to others, which was not what Buddha wanted or taught.

    Unfortunately, for reasons known only to the Catholic Cardinal, he is now following the monks and has become a political animal. Only link I can find between the Buddhist Monks and the Cardinal is that both are supporters of Mahinda Rajapakse from whom they have received “santhosams”. Today Cardinal is making political statements re: Easter bomb attack as if he knows the persons who organized it more than anyone else in SL, but he never comes out with any proof or names. Similarly he has now stated about Corona Virus, as if he knows more than all the Government Leaders in the world put together, still he does not divulge the name or the source. He is now worst than the “Kudu Medias – Derana and Hiru”.

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      Buddhist,
      “Today the Theravada Buddhism practiced in Sri Lanka, for that matter all over the world is not what Lord Buddha preached.”

      What qualifications and proof you have to make the above mentioned statement?

      These are statements coming from a ‘Para’ Demala or ‘Para’ Muslim person pretending as a ‘BUDDHIST’ suffering from VD (Verbal Diarrhea)

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        Are there real Buddhists in Srilanka?

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        Thank you for exposing your illiterate nakedness to all the readers of Colombo Telegraph!

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    Now, I get it. Sri Lanka has a problem, Samanara Bhikkus do not want to follow or go behind where almighty Buddha stepped. Some say, their intention is to go to University and get education. I do not know what Almighty Buddha says, if the Samanera asks “now I am a young Samanera and I wish to go to Pirivena and get some education”
    Anyway, what Sri Lankan Brahmins. We know they do not like Buddhism spreading. So, they say, be true buddhists. So, we can do our job. They are specific about Bhikkus. Most say just SHUT UP AND TALK WHEN WE SAY AND ABOUT WHAT WE WANT. They talked the same language during the EELAM WAR.
    Anyway, Poertugeuse in 1505 began to destroy buddhism. Compare vihara and Dagoba construction in Myanmar and Thailand. Sri lanka does not look like a buddhist country. Anyway, Bhikkus got killed in bunches and went to Thailand to complain to British King via the Thai king and saved some Buddhism. Then the STOP THE SPREAD OF COMMUNIST came some where in 1930s. That laid the foundation. our kalusuddhas from the Muddlier clan or the colombo elite and even those assisted them – again no true sinhala buddhists there, both groups converted Tamils and converted Muslims – supported it since 2977, PIVOT TO ASIA program is completing the destruction via the HYBRID War. Parliament is in full support to that. Because only way they know how to develop the country is with IMF, and ADB instruction which comes with money. Sri Lanka has freedom of expression. So, even those live just as SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS TO PAY TAXES (BECAUSE here they say both the taxes and death are unavoidable.). So, they want the system changed. Sinhala buddhist politicians are mostly catholic or christian, tamil, muslim, evangelist and/or mixed.

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    Addendum: The newest addition to Colombo elite is Sajith. He wants to come to Colombo too. He does not like to go to Badulla.

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      JD , It is not funny.
      The KId apparently has been an Elite , although Dr Rani banished him to a suburb in Medimulana .
      And he never had even a cup of Tea from a Dalit Home, let alone having a meal with them.
      The Kid even didn’t want to walk next to Dalits, while approaching the stadiums to address them.

      Guess who told me all this..
      It is none other than that UNP fighter Thevrapperuma ..And it is all on U Tube .

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    Looking at the tittle photo the men in robes certainly do not look like those who have given up worldly interests and pleasures to attain spiritual maturity, but they look like thugs wearing a robe; like a beggar on the streets given a three-piece suit to wear to look like a gentleman. Certainly his body language will give him away and the poeple on the street can strainght away identify him who and what class he is

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    …….Unchecked Fundamentalism in the Country….. will sooner or later end up as Buddhist Terror very much similar to Myanmar[Burma ]. Buddhist Terror there had the blessings of the Army and it was directed against the Rohingiya Muslims.
    The Rajapakses are traversing a dangerous political trajectory which can plunge the country into absolute chaos as bad as the deadly Covid 19!

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    Most politicians in the parliament are Buddhists. They go to temples (at least in public media) and talk about Buddhism more than Buddha himself!

    Then you should ask the question – if we are such a good Buddhist country, why are people so unhappy? Why is there so much of corruption, so much of murder, violence, bribery, etc.

    The answer is simple – we follow Buddhism BUT do not practice them. Buddhism in Sri Lanka is abused by politicians, monks, etc. There is no compassion towards other humans, but we cry over a dog or a cat or a cow. We allow a person to walk half naked or lie on a beach, but willing to abuse a person if they are fully clothed. We are proud to speak in English, but look down upon a person who speak in Tamil. We bring flowers to the dead, but wouldn’t do the same to the living.

    Buddhism has NOT enlightened us, we have become more stupid by the day by hateful rhetoric.

    Sri Lanka is only a Buddhist country by name, and don’t drag the noble Buddha’s name along with it.

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    Liberty: In the very democratic, human rights worshipping west, it would be called minority aggression over the native culture. Native’s Fundamentalism would be called assertiveness. Both are christianity based western values. In the native – sinhala system, there are no two words for it, instead would SAY RESPECT THE OTHER HUMANS AND THEIR WAY OF PEACEFUL LIVING. That is LIVE AND LET LIVE.

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    Dr Wije our Expert Tutor of Economics and Development in Lankawe may have to re calibrate his subject matter and tell the Elite , Anglican and Vellala students about the Dowjones , which crashed another 2000 points last night.

    And has wiped out 10,000 off the Index, in just two weeks after CORONAVD came to America.

    That is a loss of 3 Trillion Dollars to Americans net wealth in just 2 weeks .
    And it is still not over yet.

    Chinese net wealth must be at least on par if not over the Americans now .

    I think Prez Nandasen made the right call at the right time with regards to the Funds for his Development Program for Lankawe..

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    Mangala Samaraweera hit the nail on its head when he said that ”Srilanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist country. Dr. WAW has made a huge attempt to say the same thing.

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    CT should have put a photo of Muslims praying in a Mosque because Muslims have become notorious fundamentalists in the world.

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    Dear Sir

    Thank you for the Article.

    The Hon President and PM to come should ban/make illegal the political parties with Language/Religious identity.

    Any party manifesto/membership discriminate any Sri Lankan citizen from participating/being a member of an organisation/political party can not be a legal entity in Sri Lanka period. FP/TULF should have. been banned a long time ago…….so is the Muslim and Buddhist…….Tamil and Sinhala……….absurdity….hiding ground for the traitors mob all sorts.

    A Green Constitution to be rewritten to reflect the above + compulsory armed service + very strong and futuristic Environmental emphasis in all what we plan and execute with the most Scientific/Research and Development the World has ever seen should be the emphasis for all the educational materials from cradle to grave for all her Subjects.

    No separations and devaluations (any one who mentioned this should disappear for good) in the Mother Lanka as we too well how all our ‘liberties’ were systematically taken away from North to South and East to West by all the Traitors not limited to the ignorant Clergy.

    The Provincial Councils should be dissolved too. minimising the elections and elected to reflect the needs of the Nation from Presidential position to the Municipal Councillor so we can deliver tangible/measurable system design.

    When we do this all other ills of the society will disappear just as well documented in this article and in the comment section too.

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