24 October, 2017

Maithripala Sirisena Could Learn From Kerry

By Hema Senanayake – 

Hema Senanayake

Hema Senanayake

The words and the way words are spoken are the operational vehicles of inspiration. In order to win, the leader should be inspirational. This is the only way how the leader can build his image to which voters respond. In an election it is the voter response that will make one win. I learnt this lesson from an article published by Professor Stanly Fish of the University of Illinois.

John Kerry was supposed to win but lost to George W. Bush in the presidential race of 2004. During the presidential campaign Professor Stanly Fish at the University of Illinois at Chicago made a seemingly simple point and hinted that Kerry might be defeated. He came to this conclusion after his students of freshman class submitted their judgments after listened to two recorded speeches of Bush and Kerry. Professor Stanly made the students to listen to them studiously. Students’ comments in regard to Kerry’s speech are interesting. Some commented; “difficult to understand,” “can’t seem to make his point clearly,” “I’m not sure what he’s saying,” and “he’s kind of ‘skippy’, all over the place.” Kerry was to be known for his oratory. But orators do make mistakes sometimes.

Maithri Kandy 09 12 2014Having reviewed students’ comments Stanly Fish insisted that the words and the way words are spoken are the operational vehicles of inspiration. He wrote, “Words are not just the cosmetic clothing of some underlying integrity; they are the operational vehicles of that integrity, the visible manifestation of the character to which others respond.”

Now, I humbly invite Mr. Maithripala Sirisena to carefully review the comments he himself made to the BBC’s Sandeshaya Radio program (on December 05th). If Professor Stanly’s research was repeated with students in a Sri Lankan University they would have echoed the same conclusions in regard to Maithripala’s comments as did by their counterparts in the Illinois University for Kerry’s speech. They would say;

“… difficult to understand,” “can’t seem to make his point clearly,” “I’m not sure what he’s saying,” and “he’s kind of ‘skippy’, all over the place.”

This did not go unnoticed to Mahinda’s campaign. They criticized that, “Maithripala Sirisena’s statements reflected the utter confusion in the opposition camp as regards far reaching constitutional changes envisaged in case he won the presidency. It was further pointed out that Maithripala Sirisena had also declared that in accordance with the powers vested in the presidency, he would be the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, therefore responsible for national security. The presidential candidate also declared that the subject of good governance would come under him, though Parliament and cabinet of ministers were to receive powers.”

Does anybody call the above view as an abolition of Executive Presidency? Is this how the opposition is going to abolish the Executive Presidency? I am confused.

I insist again that words are the operational vehicles of integrity. In my view his comments to BBC’s program was a disaster. But there are chances that no one around him would tell him about it. Instead they might have praised him for his “great comments.” I myself observed a similar situation a couple of days ago. Let me tell the story in brief. It might help you to understand what is going on around him.

It was a farewell gathering. One of the top diplomats is leaving to another duty station. At the end of the function the gentleman was to address the audience. It was a nice setting with a podium placed in front of the audience. After the talk the gentleman was led to a hall in downstairs where some snacks and meals were arranged. He was accompanied by two of his close associates, one being a junior officer and the other person was a doctor. I happened to go behind them. Both were praising for his great speech. They literarily said that, “speech was great”, “you touched all areas that needed to be talk about”, “very appropriate”. In fact the speech was a disaster. He failed to make a single unique point to impress the audience. Yet why his close associates did praise his speech? Perhaps the junior is submissive and the other person is not supposed to upgrade his speaking abilities.

The same thing could be happening with Maithripala for the same two reasons. He could be praised for his “great speeches” by his meekly obedient staff and close associates along with the mangers of his media campaign. Sack them all (or leave them alone), they are not his friends. Instead put a team of a few (may be one or two) who could make him philosophically ready for all speech events. Let them brief him after each speech or at least before the next speech. Make it their job. By doing that he put a system in place in his inner circle to increase his inspirational ability.

I remember, once the Obama’s speech writer told the media that he made it a habit to be in the audience when Obama speaks in order to plan for his next speech. Now, Maithripala is the presidential candidate. No one would come and tell his mistakes unless he makes a systemic arrangement to help him improve his strengths and reduce his weaknesses in regard to speeches. If he does it, he would have a better chance to win.

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    Please stop the Kerry talk, this a different game all together. Rustic vs Culprit.

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      Hema Senanayake –

      RE: Maithripala Sirisena Could Learn From Kerry

      Actually, it should be what

      Maithripala Sirisena and Sri Lankan Writers Could Learn From Thomas Paine, 1776, the Author of the Common Sense Phamplet, and get the message across to the people on the Excesses of the MaRa regime and dictatorship.

      Get the Common Sense across to the people!

      Common Sense (pamphlet)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

      Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

      Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

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        What is wrong with people like you, Sennanayake? You always want to follow Americans, even loosers like “Lord Kerry of Heinz”.

        Try to be original for once.

        We introduced people like [Edited out] to the inner bowels of Colombo newspapers and he passed on information that was used for the failed attempt on Maithripala Sirisena’s life at Boralesgamuwa. He was also responsible for inspector Jayasingham’s murder which finally undid him.

        In retirement we regret such mistakes done on behalf of the Americans, for as little as a bottle of arrack.

        We all should live and learn.

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          “You always want to follow Americans, “In retirement we regret such mistakes done on behalf of the Americans, for as little as a bottle of arrack.””

          Kasippu Gande, werewolf holding the candel!!! Whooooho, Hoooooho??

          Dog in the manger just like wimlawanse untill he was taken on an all paid trip to japan and 3 kids at Eaton @£35k per head per year?? where do these retired elk get the dosh from??

          If you are not in a position to show go recycle in the kolonnawa rubbish dump

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      Hema Senanayake –

      RE: Maithripala Sirisena Could Learn From Kerry

      People Could Learn From Cutouts and Paint Balloons.

      Don’t wait for the police. Just fill balloons with paint and throw at the MaRa cutouts.

      http://ceylontoday.lk/51-79621-news-detail-9000-cops-to-remove-cut-outs.html

      9,000 cops to remove cut-outs!
      Nine thousand policemen have been deployed island-wide from yesterday to remove election propaganda material in…public places, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told Ceylon Today.

      Nine thousand policemen have been deployed island-wide from yesterday to remove election propaganda material in…public places, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told Ceylon Today.

      He said, “officers were instructed to remove all election propaganda material within the next three days and 8,000-9,000 officers have been deployed to carry out the operation islandwide”.
      Policemen were instructed yesterday to remove all sorts of election propaganda materials such as posters, banners and cut-outs within the next three days, Rohana said.

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      You are an idiot. Please confine your comments to subjects your pea brain can accommodate.

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        Navin

        Navin,Your pea brain is too small to look beyond the peas.

        He is talking about Kerry, and the Americans and getting the message across.

        ” Students’ comments in regard to Kerry’s speech are interesting. Some commented; “difficult to understand,” “can’t seem to make his point clearly,” “I’m not sure what he’s saying,” and “he’s kind of ‘skippy’, all over the place.” Kerry was to be known for his oratory. But orators do make mistakes sometimes.”

        See how Thomas Paine got hos message across. Common sense pamphlet. Matriplala is not as good orator as Anura K Dissanayaka, but if MaRa is to be beaten, all methods of communications need to be used.

        MaRa is not a great communicator, and he uses LTTE AND VP all the time.

        He uses cutout, and that needs to be busted by throwing paint balloons at the cut outs.

        The Common Opposition and the Sri Lankan writers have failed so far in Coming up with a Common sense Phamplet to the people.

        Cut-out duty for Army

        http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7959:cut-out-duty-for-army-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

        With the beginning of the presidential election Army soldiers in Colombo have been deployed to protect cut-outs of the presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa say report

        They have been instructed to arrange their patrols to cover where Mr. Rajapaksa’s cutouts have been put up. They have also been ordered to take to camps all cut-outs that have been defaced, damaged, disfigured or broken down before early morning.

        A private company has been assigned to replace the cut-outs removed by Army personnel say reports.

        PS. Get the people you know to fill balloons with paint and throw at the ILLEGAL cutouts.

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      When I hear MS first talk using values of Gandhis/Mandela, I though it is going to be “different game”.. But when MS start proudly shouting and welcoming all corrupted, selfish leaders crossover from UPFA, I started loosing my hope for any real change.. Again, the way MS worshiped the old big-shot clergy at Kandy, (touching from his thighs to toes when he bowed down) was disgusting in my view, but he may get more votes for that kind of worshiping …
      MS may be able to decelerate sharp decline in core human values in SL, but he will maintain average decline we saw in the last 50 years.. Just my view…
      But I still vote for MS… It is good that JVP and TNA do not make any agreements with MS, but continue their opposition towards MR…
      We need AnuraKD like people in parliament to keep MS and the clan honest in the future…

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      Hema Senanayake –

      Listen to Anura K Dissanayaka.

      Would you undertake to come up with the common sense pamphlet? More data from AKD.

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7961:billions-pilfered-on-pretext-of-constructing-roads-anura-reveals-&catid=36:top-stories&Itemid=124

      Audio: Billions pilfered on pretext of constructing roads – Anura reveals

      JVP Leader Anura Dissanayaka questions the government whether it is necessary to spend Rs.7170 million for a kilometre of a road constructed in the country. He said this at a rally held in Nittambuwa town yesterday (9th).

      Speaking further about road development Mr. Dissanayaka said, “I must talk something about road development carried out by this government. An express-way was opened this year in India from Mumbai to Nashik. It is 150 kilometres long with 5 lanes. The cost was Rs.94000 million. The Southern Expressway was completed in 2011. It is 130 kilometres long with 4 lanes but the cost was Rs.96000 million. The highway could have been constructed up to Katharagama with that money. The money to construct the road from Pinnawala to Katharagama has been pilfered by Rajapaksas.

      In Kenya a superhighway was constructed from Nairobi to Thikka. It is 50 kilometres long with 8 lanes. The cost was Rs.47000 million. This government constructed the Katunayaka Expressway. It is 22 kilometres long with 4 lanes. The cost to construct it was Rs.52000 million. The road could have been extended beyond Chilaw with that money. Billions have been pilfered by constructing roads.

      As these gentlemen talk about roads we must say something more about roads.

      This government commenced constructing the Colombo outer Circular Highway. The contract for the construction in three stages – Kottawa to Kaduwela, Kaduwela to Kadawatha and Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya were given. The length from Kottawa to Kaduwela is 11 kilometers. The cost was Rs.49310 million. The cost for a kilometre was Rs.2723 million. The length from Kaduwela to Kadawatha is 8.9 kilometres. The cost is Rs.49310 million. The cost to construct one kilometer is Rs.5540 million. The distance from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya is 9.3 kilometres. The cost is Rs.66700 million. The cost for a kilometre is Rs.7170 million. This is the ‘development’ the government is talking about. We would like to ask the people in this country whether it is necessary to construct a road with a cost of Rs.7170 million a kilometre.”

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      R- I really do not understand why so many suppose to be educated commenters cannot view an article impartially – Hema was comparing Kerry’s way of expressing his views on a public platform to MS way expressing way of expressing his views on public platform – his point is – if an aspiring leader cannot express his views attractively and clearly – no matter how good he is or how best his ideas are , he will not be successful – common voters are emotional and can be manipulated easily – I did not have a chance to watch MS physically addressing a gathering as I am currently not in Sri Lanka – but closely follow the political developments in SL on net and on blogs and other medias – I also got the same expression – that his way of expressing his views are very confusing –and the picture he created in the minds of listeners is-that this man is not a street smart leader to run this country – but a puppet in the hands of CBK / Mangala / Mangala – To make the matters worser – the other mutt Raji..a – he really speaks Koheda Yanne Malle Pol – Can this motley mixture of Politicians consist of hate mongers with rotten past and bad smelling track records can give leadership to this country – IF voters vote to win this combination they will be going from frying pan to the fire

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        Rabok

        “Hema was comparing Kerry’s way of expressing his views on a public platform to MS way expressing way of expressing his views on public platform – his point is – if an aspiring leader cannot express his views attractively and clearly – no matter how good he is or how best his ideas are , he will not be successful – common voters are emotional and can be manipulated easily –”

        Very true. Matrupala Sirisens is not as good as SWRD or Anura K Dissanayaka.

        However, that is what we have got NOW to defeat MaRa. MS splits yjer SFLP, whether he is a good orator or not.

        First things First.

        Defeat Mara, can work on MS oratory later on, but MS still needs a basic level of oratory and passion.

        So, give him all the help. Let him hold up the common sense Pamphlet and ask people to read it with passion.

        AKD, MS needs your help. Can you help out.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

        Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

        Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

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      Yes MR learns from Northkorean leader kim, Late Gadafi – Maithree will do so by going the path or Mahathma gandhi, Nelsen madela and the few who only brought peace to their own countries.

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    Impromtu comments is the Sri Lankan style. It did not matter because most in the audience were not paying attention anyway.

    With the technology available today a lapse in in concentration or a poor choice of words will be hard to explain away when voting happens in about 4 weeks.

    The candidate should have dedicated speech writers along with media analysts responding to developments on an hourly basis and fine-tuning his comments.

    Sri Lanka does not have a 24 hour news cycle and therefore the output can be better controlled.

    To Hema’s point: the message must clear, to the point and well articulated. A different message to different people is fine as long as one does not LIE….

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    Wrong context here.He is adressing unevolved Sinhala Buddhist Peasants.All he got to say is that ” I am a Sinhaa Buddhist”. He is doing that well and praising Banda the man who buggered the Nation.HeHe has ckearly forgotton the miniirities are going to vote in large numbers. to MR he is giving a deffrent message. ” I will protect you from all your crimes” – to reduce I guess his chace of getting bumped off. But then he seems to be wearing a bullet proof kit under that Modi Jacket ?

    So once more we have a Moda candidate apealing to moda jannathawa.But the guy is much better than the murderer that the Jannathawa brought to power.

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    Vote for Maithreepala Sirisena to expel Rajapaksa family to save our future generation.

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    Your Analogy does not hold water, it may not sway minds in Sl politics. In US the beer cliche won, a simpleton who is married to a local librarian was what they sold. Who would you rather have a beer with? Sl voter is more in-sync with political dynamics of the country. Where as American youth/or public has no freaking idea what the world or local politics are. That is as a result of dumbing-down nation for generation. In Kerry’s case,he is not a charismatic leader, not warm too serious.( You can compare Ranil to Kerry) He came out as an elitist, prep school educated, ivy league grad who is groomed for privileged politics in SL. To add insult to the injury he is married to one of the richest women in the world. Educated, learned politician is kind of looked down upon in US politics, by the majority of not so educated voter base, who votes simply based on religion, and abortion rights. There problems doesn’t matter to them, convictions are. In Mr Sirisena’s case he is the opposite of the Kerry’s background. He has a good charisma.
    I am sure if you ask this question from SLn college student, they will give a better answer as they are more politically savvier than an average US college student. US college students rarely votes and they don’t even have the interest to vote. For the first time in history they voted in droves to the current president, as as a result he won. Listen to Mr Wijedasa Rajapakshe, he is the expert in the field. He uses simple worlds to explain it. I have no idea what is there to be confused about.

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    In short you want him to be handled, and groomed and made him say all the right things that voters want to hear. Isn’t killing who he is, an authentic self styled politician, who taught himself all the ways of politics through sheer experience. It is political Harakiri. Let him be himself.

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    Dear friend Hema.
    You may have picked up some part of his speeches here and there. But for me MS speaks more rationally and more logically than MR . I happened to listen to one interview given by MR and I noticed childish level of answers MR gave to reporters.
    It is said that all the speaches of MR are written by some English companies at the expenses of millions of rupees and MR repeats these written speaches like parots.
    I do not see any good leadership qualities in MR at all except the qualities of thungs and killers
    He ruined the country and he desoryed our economy
    Carruption is prevailing at all levels
    He twisted constituion and yet what type of leader is he ?

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    Candidates in this country have won with far worse speeches. That is not the issue here. We cannot be compared to the American system, or their candidates. For instance in the US no President will try to manipulate the courts to push for a third term, and opposition members are not physically harmed, threatened, or arrested.

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    Sounds like Sinhala Buddhists ‘listening’ to a Dhamma Desana!

    No one listens, they come to be seen!

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    Maithri & Ranil

    If you want to win the election please pay serious attention to the suggestions made by Hema Senanayake.

    It is words that make or break the success of a person who aspires to public office.

    Do not rely on subordinates to show you how you say it better, or how you are saying it wrong.

    Employ a team of perceptive, educated, cultured individuals whose courage and integrity is self evident, to advise you on how best you can say what you want to say, and evaluate the effects of what you have said. When you appoint them please make sure that their financial remuneration is not subject to your own approval.

    DO THIS NOW! NOW.

    Hema may have done both of you the greatest service during your entire lifetime, with his advice. Consider it a gift from the Almighty.

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    Thank you Hema
    I learnt a new phrase today. Operational vehicle .
    It maybe that no one noticed the contradicting views of MS , but it shows the confusion of the leader.

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      there is nothing called an operational vehicle alone- it is always command and control and one has to be in the driving seat.
      in this case My3ee is jettisoned by 2 stalwarts so who drives?? that for your imagination remember his promise to dissolve in 100 days trying to better Czechoslovakia.

      A politician is one who speaks the truth and sandwiches with lies- BShaw
      (todays spin doctors and Hema is aspiring for that slot with the perks it carries- Vas the a*rse.

      So My3ee, has performed true to a politician- Anyway why would he kill himself for a belief as he may be wrong??

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        Rubbish! Learn the facts first before posting.

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          stupid robot with equal fingers
          Nothing constructive.

          Go jump in the sea like Osama moron.

          If not go into the kollonawa refuse mountain and
          live there never to return.

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    Hema Senanayake,
    “|”I learnt this lesson from an article published by Professor Stanly Fish of the University of Illinois.”!”

    Whaaat you say?? is as old as the days of slavery and amphitheatre
    “A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.”
    “O imitators, you slavish herd!”

    Trying to be Dale Carnegie well Obama used Satchi and Satchi Modi used AP/APS news service

    You are the military type built on mahawamse and you don’t think better.

    sayings of Hitler takes the cake and display the military thinking of a nationalist.
    `Great liars are also great magicians.`- Adolf Hitler

    `By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.–Adolf Hitler

    `It is not truth that matters, but victory – Adolf Hitler

    See yourself in the mirror military man in religious fatigue which is the goddam curse.

    folk need an honest person not a spin doctor to create more bloodshed.- enough is enough.

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    love it, “I remember, once the Obama’s speech writer told the media that he made it a habit to be in the audience when Obama speaks in order to plan for his next speech.” most of the comments here reflect exactly what is written here.

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    Friends, morons, countrymen neither MR nor M3 are going to deliver democracy, clean government, justice or equality. They are in this race for what they can get out of it. Satellite is late as usual but also behind the scenes pulling what strings she can. They are all bloody rogues as you will find out next year.

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    Kerry or no Kerry, the Sri Lankan people are so fed up of the present regime, they will vote in any muppet however delinquent or inarticulate he or she may be.

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    Dear Mr. Senanayaka,
    2600 years have passed since the enlightened one discovered the Four Noble Truths and I hope you know what they are. The wise people around the globe are beginning to realize the truth in his teachings. “Sabbe Sankhara Anichcha”. May I say, there are millions of Americans already practising the Dhamma in USA and Europe. There are more than 250,000 in California State alone. If you think we have anything to learn from the Americans, it is definitely not what you think it is. They are compassionate, hardworking and generous people but with a very short history. So, educate your self before trying to educate others.

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      You are badly mistaken. None of these Westerners follow Sinhalese Budhhism.. They follow Tibatian, North Thailand and Japanese Zen Budhhist teaching… Visit any of S-Budhhist temples in the West, you hardly see any Westerners or even Malasian, Thai or Indian Budhhists…

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        AVB,
        I feel sorry for you my dear friend. I would like to remind you about the real ‘Dhamma’, not the Zen, Tibettian, Mahayana, Heenayana or any other. The reason the westerners do not often visit the SL temples in the west are obvious. Those temples are corrupt as of many in Silly Lanka. This is not just here-say but through real life experience (25yrs) of a layman in the west.

        This is what Buddhism is about and this what the ‘Enlightened One’ spoke,

        “Sabba paapassa akaranam
        kusalassa upasampada
        sathichcha pariyo dapanam
        etham Buddha anusaasanam”….. and this Buddhism nothing more, Metta!

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    SL used to be called a nation of “Lotus Eaters” by the British… now Sl’s work smart and NOT hard…. probably the literacy rate helps us SL’s to be better off than MOST Americans… I wonder why ppl have to bring in America as an example to everything.. they have good bad and the ugly too. What may be right to SL may NOT be best for USA and Vise Versa…

    I met Senior Americans living in a city named Baltimore just 31 miles from Washington D.C.BUT they had NEVER been to Washington DC. a distance of 31 miles in their entire life past 70 years… So its NOT only in SL that there are frogs in the well…..

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      Snowden Edward Asange

      Go with facts and data.

      ” now Sl’s work smart and NOT hard…. probably the literacy rate helps us SL’s to be better off than MOST Americans…:

      Sri Lanka is still way down.. IQ and wealth of Nations..

      Sri Lanka can still learn from USA and Others and has quite a ways to go.

      Anyway, the need of the hour is to beat Mefdamulana MaRa and throw paint filled balloons at the mara cutouts.

      Hoe many Nobel prizes in science and economics did the USA and Sri Lankans produce?

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      Rank
      ——– Country
      ———————– %
      ————-
      1 Singapore 108
      2 South Korea 106
      3 Japan 105

      9 United States 98

      28 Sri Lanka 79
      28 Zambia 79

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      Exactly, you will be amaze how many Americans actually can afford to travel out of their states less to talk of neighbouring countries.

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    OHH Sri Lankan MODI

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