2 December, 2021

Blog

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Re-Easter Bombing

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Believe me my column today is not intended to accuse anybody, not the government, not the armed forces, not Muslim religious bodies (the looney bomb-throwers excepted), not Buddhist extremist, not self-flagellating Catholics and not even the Man-in-the-Moon, for the 2019 Easter Sunday bombing. My bottom line is that I am flummoxed, confused and as bewildered as a sightless man blindfolded on the darkest night, about ‘who dunnit’, ‘why dunnit’, who cover up and why cover up!! What in pluperfect hades is going on?

Let me start with an email from someone who is as perplexed as I am.

QUOTE

Kumar,

I trust you are aware of the incident where Navy personnel from the Welisara Camp visited several churches in the area warning priests that there could be an attack on churches similar to the Easter Sunday attack and to take suitable precautionary measures. Subsequently, when the Church made a fuss and demanded an investigation the Navy Commander apologized and said that it was a mistake (sic!). The Minister of Law & Order stated that this was a routine exercise (sic! sic!) and there was nothing to worry about.

Pl see the article by Mr. Tassie Seneviratne in the Sunday Times dated October 17. Then just weeks ago the Police visited several Temples and warned Buddhist Priest that there could be an Easter Sunday style attack on the temples and to make their own security arrangements. A complaint was made to the IGP by Ven Hadigalle Wimalasiri thera on Oct 4 demanding an investigation but nothing has been done. Coming colours are not good.

END QUOTE

Is the government behind these visits? Is Gota up to some pranks? If so for what conceivable reason? It simply makes no sense to say the government or the president are the culprits who instigated these intrusions. What for, why? I cannot, however hard I try to WD-40 my rusty brain, think of a possible reason. Are some political forces setting up the navy and police to go around spreading fear – the Greens, some disgruntled section of the Blues? If so investigators would have been on them within minutes. Obviously the sailors and policemen who went on these rounds have been grilled like pickpockets, so why no explanation. Saying “sorry” without telling people why this muddle happened only heaps more suspicion on the state. Who is being covered-up!? If it’s a cover-up it must be somebody hugely more important than Pissu Sira. It’s trashing the reputation of the government internationally, so if it’s a cover-up it has to be a person of the stature of a President, a Prime Minister or a very high religious prelate. But such a possibility sounds weird. More important there is as yet not one shred of leaked information pointing in any of these directions. Are the Chinese, the CIA, maybe RAW or Vladimir Putin the lead suspects? Oh come on, that’s lunacy that even Sri Lanka hasn’t reached.

While the authorities dilly-dally, international pressure is rising like a tidal wave. A petition is being circulated in Australia (“Secure Justice for Victims of the Easter Sunday Bomb Attacks in Sri Lanka”) and is winning a lot of support. A webinar about a week ago reached an international audience of maybe thousands and even Cardinal Ranjit sat-in for part of the time. A petition like the Australian one is to be launched in Europe and will reach the UNHRC Commissioner and the UN Secretary General – both Catholics. And the Pope, it is rumoured, is having a fit atop his Vatican Throne.

Why doesn’t the government instead of floundering like a fish out of water release all inquiry reports in full and adopt a 100% transparent policy? Why does Gota say in public that he “Dare not release all the reports”? Has everybody gone mad?

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 6
    2

    Please see the following for more on the prevailing crazy confusion
    (a)
    This is dynamite
    https://youtu.be/eHD5zaCSyH8
    b)
    “Maj. Gen. Salley files CID complaint against Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini
    Zulfick Farzan, NEWS FIRST, Colombo, 25 Oct 2021″
    (c)
    “Church wants Ex-SIS Director prosecuted
    By Buddhika Samaraweera, THE MORNING, 25/10/21
    (d)
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=2172e8d801&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1714692135375025166&th=17cbcf698c2f340e&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=17cbce17ec6a39bb3831
    (f)
    This is a gem. Even Hitler did not appoint Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels to draft laws for Jews
    https://www.dailymirror.lk/top_story/Ven-Gnanasara-Thera-to-head-Presidential-Task-Force-for-One-Country-One-Law-concept/155-223378

  • 3
    0

    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

    For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

    • 5
      1

      All this time, Nandasena has been denying that he has any links to the BBS. Now many Presidential cats are coming out of their bags. The man is now exposed as the mediaeval minded racist he always was. You cannot change a hyena into a sheep by whitewashing it. What next? Duminda Silva as Chief Justice?

      • 4
        0

        old codger, You can read minds. Including mine!

        • 4
          0

          Nathan,
          Were you about to propose Duminda for CJ?!

          • 4
            0

            old codger,
            Duminda is more powerful than a CJ, today. I think that he should be elevated not demoted!

      • 4
        0

        OC ,
        .
        Founder of BBS and the like RACIAL movement for the political surivival of the family, became the leader of the nation. BBS head was a big liar, and he has been enjoying his thuggish fantasies hidden behind SANGA constume.

        I have no doubt, masses in this country would take long to realize the real face of the Rajapakshes. Today, I happened to speak with a Kadamandiya style/a cross section of people – some of them still believe that no other leaders could eleminate terror but Rajapakshes. Asked if you would let them rape you just because their terms put the end ot the long held war… one of them, a woman went on saying, ” today we can be free from terror within the country”. Meaning, she or the like would do anything and everything yet to them. This is the mentality of the Kadamandiya people.

        • 0
          0

          LLM,
          As i have said elsewhere, your Kadamandiya revelations, support my theory.
          1. People get the leadership they deserve.
          2. The time is not yet ripe for any change at all!
          3. They would be reelected hands down if elections are held now
          4. Insufficient suffering inflicted for people to realise the folly of electing
          5. Without trying to be inhuman onmy part, all should exercise patience and not rash actions
          6. 1970-77 Sirima government took 7 long years to mature change in 177!
          Patience and structured move is the essence to either government to understand needs or change

      • 4
        0

        old codger

        Mavai Senathirajah (79 years) expressed his desire to contest Northern Provincial Elections.

        A Tamil friend of mine asked me is it possible to abolish Northern Provincial Council.

        I am not sure if my first sentence and second one are somehow connected.

        Why does Mavai want to contest the Northern Council Elections at this age?

        • 2
          1

          Native Vedda,
          Quit your cruelty. Mavai may not live to see who gets elected, but that is no reason for you to be the spoiler of his lifelong ambition!

  • 10
    0

    If Nandasena has nothing to hide, he will, without hesitation, release ALL the documents pertaining to any investigations, and want to be cleared of all suspicions, which are now mounting. The guilty are always afraid, so they try to hide, refuse to release information, and try to cast blame on others. The tactics are always the same.

  • 10
    0

    I have a different view of the present “Chaotic” situation in the country. This “SITUATION” (chaotic in spheres of day to life of the people and the country) is a “CRATION” by “DESIGN” based on a “HIDDEN AGENDA” of the “Rajapakse Regime”. This “Gota’s Regime” is on a “Mission” to “INSTIGATE” a widespread “UPRISING” by the people against this chaos (Man-Made by Gota & Co,) and he is armed to the teeth with the necessary “POWERS” (in terms of “20A”) to “SWITCH ON” a “DICTATORIAL” Administration in the country in the name of maintaining “Peace and Order”. I could offer several reasons for this view, but suffice to analyze the “Incoherent” and “Idiotic” types of decisions that are made hour by hour. The latest being the “Sonic” complaint and possible “Arrest” of a Catholic clergy followed with the appointment of a “Task Force” (One Country One Law) headed by a “Thug” and a “Lunatic” (convicted and punished by Courts) “Scoundrel/Bastard” dressed in “Saffron” attire. There are many more such “Decisions” that don’t fit into any type of a “Sanity” type. Those are well “Designed” to create an “Irruption”. That is what “Rajapakse Regime” “WANTS”.

    The question now is: Are we to walk into that “TRAP”. NO….NO.. with the present situation of a “Disunited” and “Cut-Throat” ideology of the Opposition and the “MILDLY” tempered public outcry. If we “Walk-In” “Rajapakse & Co.” will “WIN”.

    • 6
      0

      Simon, I agree with you. Rajapaksas always plan and be ready before staging such dramas as in violence against Muslims within 24 hours after Easter show, followed by the duo’s speech right in front of the affected church. They seem to be ready with new laws and constitution to suite emergency situation and indeed are desperate to create turmoil either racial or religious. Public can be smart in avoiding falling such devious traps, but coming nationwide protest, strikes, trade union actions and public dissent cannot be controlled which may well be exploited by the mafia family. They can infiltrate to turn public protest into violence, or present it as an extremist/racial/religious event using media.

  • 4
    2

    Very interesting times indeed. Mysterious ways are the signature creations of God almighty. Await results. Mystified, please call helpline to Task force on, “One Law, One Country”

  • 8
    0

    It is difficult to believe that Gota & Co. are such idiots as to do the things that are now being done.
    .
    An explanation like “Simon’s / October 28, 2021” comment seems to make sense.
    .
    I feel that astute people like Michelle Bachelet will dismiss articles like this with the contempt that they deserve:
    .
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dialogue-required-to-cross-the-finishing-line/
    .
    That’s by “NGO karaya” Jehan Perera.
    .
    Three hearty cheers for articles such as the present one by Professor Kumar David !!!

    • 9
      0

      S.M,
      Like Prof. KD, I am not accusing anyone, but it seems to me that the NTJ and the BBS were set up and nurtured by the very same people.

      • 6
        0

        old codger, Spot on!

      • 5
        0

        OC,
        .
        exactly the truth. However this was not overlooked. Local media painted the picture in favour of Rajapakshes also during GOOD GOVERNANCE period. That is the truth.

        • 3
          0

          LLM,
          The media is doing their job and good at it too, except 1 or 2, Always there are exceptions on any matter!
          The main problem is the civilians (voters) are unable to sift the “Grain from the Chaff”.
          Issue was pointed out by Sir P Ramanathan (PR) to ‘The Donoughmore Commission’ in 1927. Not to grant Universal suffrage (US) as it was premature as the voters not mature mindset to understand issues and delay implementing US.
          This submission was termed as Racist and of a communal mindset of RP.
          Who were the architects of the rejection?
          Cunning, self-serving politicians of all ilk, later leaders of SL!
          Lack of foresight, and/or Vision, inadequacy to discern, good and bad!!
          Both the voters and their elected representatives equally culpable!!
          Could you see the similarity even after 50+ years from 1927?
          20th amendment voted “as block” with a Herd attitude; Adduced reason 19th amendment “Hindrance”, to governance!!!
          What Morons do in this resplendent Isle!
          The Universal suffrage and immature electorate; the best recipe for disaster. No need for TNT to set the place ablaze, without much ADO!!!
          All political foxes are manipulating them for their selfish gain!!!! HORA
          You please judge yourself!!!!

          • 0
            0

            Mahila,
            .
            I won’t stop with agreeing that we’re witnessing a reenactment of Aristophanes’ & Socrates’ disillusionment with democracy.
            .
            I fear that the proliferation of sources of information results in worse senses of judgement than in Ramanathan’s time. People imagine that they are well informed. Others don’t care.
            .
            But note this, PLEASE. The greatest danger may be from those who encourage abstention. One such is Sepala Amerasinghe with his
            NOTA. Once he has revealed his strategy, (Parliamentary Elections, August 2020) steer clear of him.
            .
            I have a huge problem with gold hearted LM. The moment Sepal makes some criticism of the Rajapaksas, LM’s heart melts.
            .
            See how I get so upset that I mix metaphors.

  • 3
    0

    Part I
    Nanda Saranam Gachchami, Gnanasara Saranam Gachchami, Sonic S—- Saranam Gachchami!.
    Triple gem should answer your prayers along with those of the 6.9 million!!
    Sinhala Buddha Dharma based rulers should and would heed the call of mercy, and compassion and Metta (forgiveness towards all – one of basic precepts as propounded by prince Siddhartha, The Gautama, the Buddha as the guiding principles of life towards Nibbana!) and Equality, the other most important aspect – including animals, insects and any living material.
    Nirvana (Sanskrit: Nirvāṇa; Pali: Nibbana, Nibbāna) is “Blowing Out” or “Quenching” of the activities of the worldly mind and its related suffering.[1] Nirvana is the goal of the Buddhist path, and marks the soteriological release from worldly suffering and cedes Rebirths in Saṃsāra.[2][2][3] Nirvana is part of the Third Truth on “cessation of Dukkha” in the Four Noble Truths,[2] and the Summum Bonum (Finality of achieving ultimate Truth) or destination of the Noble Eightfold Path.[3].
    Question is, whether the participants of the religious sect wants to extoll all aspects as propounded by Gautama, the Buddha. Buddhism, expounds free thinking and is a liberal philosophy in the current world, than any other religion, controlled by strictures of one sort or other.

  • 3
    0

    Part II
    Therefore, dependent on whether one follows/discards, or others for convenience, embraces all, who then become renown as Noble and enlightened.
    Some in the process get ‘Fogged’, by the gain of material means and believe, life in this world is eternal and want to enjoy the material gains to the ultimate.
    They attend Buddhist schools, lose the opportunity to grasp all aspects of enlightened one as taught, because they busy otherwise as kids do – trawling marbles, throwing Paper balls/planes to distract the studious to belong to their clan! Pardon them, it’s all childlike antics, perpetuated to entertain and divert from the “Core Issues”
    However they are all Buddhists, but totally (or Partially Ignorant), misfortune.
    Why does this happen, because, an example, Gnanasara and his ilk ordained at the young age, unable to determine, suitability/fit be trained as monks to espouse the religious precept. ‘Aptitude’.
    test, start all “Monkeying tricks” including invading government offices in thuggish manner for monetary reward, calling it a peaceful protest, and found to be guilty of offences including Contempt of Court, than preaching “Buddha Dhamma” to enlighten the disciples (6.9 million included)
    Pardon these innocent, including 6.9 million.
    Triple gem, restore Democracy
    Sadhu! Sadhu!!

  • 2
    0

    Part III
    Although the Malay Peninsula (SE Asia) where Buddhism was once the prevalent and thriving religious discourse, converted to Islam by the Marauding Arab traders (first as temporary residents, marrying into local womenfolk), then the invaders progeny became the growing civil community of Islamic faith – circa 16th century – are therefore no strangers to Buddhism, their religion before Islam after Hinduism (initially) and very kind hearted individuals, with compassion and forgiveness and admittance of once faults and mistakes or sins (whatever they call it in their faith?)
    Therefore in all aspects of life (Not implying at all that Hinduism or Islam is not tolerant religion or evil he may have complained and “calling for Reverend father Cyril Gamine’s arrest and incarceration”, perhaps to forgive and forget the Sins he has committed – No mortal is without sin! One must be joking!!
    POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY.
    If anyone claims 20th Ais not the issue, they must be out of their mind and permanent residents of the mental asylum at Angoda, if it still exists.
    May be abolished as majority of residents belong to this category to save cost.
    Tell kids distracting trawling marbles!!!

  • 1
    0

    Part IV
    Why not follow the best age old practice, have an open chat and remove all suspicion, rather than acting like the “Gestapo”!
    You were trained so by your master differently which is irrelevant to the present, where peace has returned.
    1. Why not have a one man to another, than these CID complaint antics?
    2. You want to show your power to disrobe the priest
    3. Or, have you lost all human qualities?
    4. Or do you have skeletons in the cupboard to HIDE?
    5. For and on behalf of whom and
    6.for what purpose?
    Same questions and answers that are sought by the Cardinal and the Catholics world over killing 260+ others maimed with centuries old buildings damaged as collateral!!
    That is, if matured from childlike instincts to distract all and gutter them.
    The blame is more attributable to the Head that appointed!
    He is no better than “MARU SIRA”, who to think now dropped Thirupathy, headed to Singapore to be next door to Kuala Lumpur for greater comfort. No Inquiry
    In fact, his studied, Stoic Silence at your antics, rather than reigning in subordinates timely, is clear reflection of motives and intent who is who!

    • 0
      0

      Great, Mahila, I read it all.
      .
      However, while reading it, I told myself that I make the same mistake with my comments- I write too much. Not many are going to read!
      .
      But wonderful sentiments!
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela

  • 7
    0

    KD, see today article operation SONIC Ganasara for answers. Do Rajapaksas have any options left other than causing further racial tension for their own survival?? So they warn both the parties / victims expecting turmoil . If things don’t work out they may go to plan B. . They nurtured both Ganasara and Zaharan witch is not a public secret anymore. Now Ganasara is in charge of one country one law and you sure know what it means? This time the war is against the Pope, Vatican and church. Mahinda is still fuming about Pope refusing to see him.

    • 0
      0

      Yes, this Pope has his heart in the right place.
      .
      That’s what is of prime importance. He cares for people.
      .
      In matters of faith he’s conservative, but that has to be expected.
      .
      I hope, chiv, that you’ve digested what that monk, Kekirawe whatever also has said. That required more courage. They may try “to disappear” him. What fellows like me write in English is less dangerous to them. And even if they do me in, what the help, I’m old and must depart – so Nature decrees.

  • 4
    0

    Mahinda,s plan was to fool the Pope with his usual BS and continue project TURMOIL back at home which he did for years with Indians.

    • 3
      0

      Mahinda was an actor. I think his politics was no different. Yet today, his true face is not known to even his wife/ and 3 bastard sons.
      :
      Alone that ROCKET ROHITHA aka CHICHCIA OR PINCHIYA with a magister/master degree not to have to stand against Mahinda is a greater question to me.

      I dont think that DIVINE FORCES really exist.
      :
      Innocient people got caught by covid and other ailments, but enabling real criminals let continue their vicious acts further. Mahinda… enough is enough… the term Rajapakshe will be hated almost by everyone in the very near future.

  • 4
    0

    I am fine with Simon’s comment. It could indeed be true that there is a Machiavellian plot afoot to stir up unrest and violence as a step towards imposition of a State of Emergency or even as a precursor to a Coup d’etat. Since there are several possibilities and conspiracies afloat the scene is confusing.
    Kumar David
    (Author of the Column)

    • 0
      0

      Kumar making very sure that he is correctly identified.
      .
      You know what, Kumar. The NPP, whose National List candidate you were, has been admirable, but we don’t know how it’s constituted.
      .
      What are the 28 Parties that make it up. It’s possible you don’t know; some of them must be quite insignificant.
      .
      Perhaps you should give us an article on that. It’s going to be a long haul for the next three years, as Rajan Philips has said. Is he also in the NPP?.
      .
      Regards and best wishes.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe

  • 4
    0

    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

    For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

  • 4
    0

    KD, the issue in hand is not at all confusing for anyone who has experienced dirty Lankan politics for too long. What is more confusing is writers like you and many others seem naive compared to ordinary laymen. You say the soldiers and police who went around warning were grilled by our own CID , which you tend to believe as a firm affirmative action. They are just playing good cop , bad cop for the benefit of 6.9 million retards.. Today’s news says Nirupama was called for an inquiry by bribery commission. Do anyone think anything is going to come out of this empty fart. Same news also says court convicted criminal Ganasara is in charge of one country, one law. KD, these announcements are just eye wash to entertain the 6.9 million retards. If you read comments in news paper , it’s obvious even many locals do not believe in such actions anymore. Why you ?? You also think a cover up by President, P.M or Prelate sounds weird. Tell us just one option Rajapaksas have right now for survival, other than racial tension ??? They did it before and they will continue doing it again and again until Lankans get tired of it.

    • 0
      0

      chiv, of course, Kumar is rather naive. Had he been a hard headed realist, he would have given up long ago.
      .
      Your talking about “Good cop, bad cop” has got me worried. Sepal Amarsinghe was talking like that in one of his Youtubes sent to me by one of his admirers. Dangerous. That fellow wins the trust of young fellows, and, at the last minute he’ll say spoil your vote by writing NOTA.
      .
      We’re beset by many enemies. I wonder if Kumar knows the entirety of the old College Song. It invokes that we be wise as a serpent.

  • 5
    0

    It is time, for families of those foreigners who were murdered , to file a case outside of Lanka seeking answers, justice and compensation. I am sure soon we will hear about it.

    • 5
      0

      Chiv,
      .
      Nothing will work on serving the justice in this country so long YELLOW PETs would hang on with them ……. Just look at the issue – that MURUTHTHETTUWA man hidden behind sivuru is going to be the next Uni chancellor to CMBO. Old crook has no whatsover ever credentials to do the job though… all is to keep them above, so that POHOTTUWA be safeguarded being behind YELLOW PETS.

      • 2
        0

        LM , soon after typing above comment I heard a case has been filed by an activist/ rights group against people including Gotha who were behind forcd disappearance. How stupid can be when a evidence collection and storage process is now in place , Rajapaksas keep providing more and more making the whole Geneva process unnecessary.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 5 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.