Moona Kachal

Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,MORE OPINION,Opinion |
 

By Helasingha Bandara -

At the very outset, please Let me extend  my sincere gratitude to Shyamon Jayasinghe for his article “Kirimandala” -Our Female Stars In The Gold Rush ( Colombo Telegraph) for giving me an absolute gem of a title for this piece- Moona Kachal -(Problematic face or not very good looking face). Moona kachal is a milder way of saying ugly, in other words Moona kachal allows the teller to be mildly critical without being too harsh.

Rosy Senanayake

Rosy Senanayake

This cliché seems to have been currently used, indeed together with another part of the female anatomy, to simply ridicule female politicians and political aspirants. It struck me, if taken moona kachal alone it suits many of our male politicians much more than their female counterparts.  I should refrain from bringing in examples although our parliament is full of glowing examples for moona kachal. On the contrary many of our female politicians belong to non-moona kachal category.   Rosy and Malini with many years behind them may be getting their moonu a bit kachal. In their prime their faces were absolutely non- kachal. I would not mind including Thalatha and Paba in the non-moona kachal category but no hesitation to exclude some others, no names sorry.

Let’s take a little break from politics and assess the creative ability of the author of the cliché “moona kachal, puka hurathal” (problematic face but cute arse) Moona is a hackneyed day to day mundane term for the face. Kachal on the other hand is a term manufactured in a factory. I do not know whether it has been derived from the word Karachchal meaning trouble. Karachchal Karanawa (making trouble). Normally Kachal ekkak means a row. Therefore the term implies trouble or problem. The beauty of the beast kachal is when taken together with moona, it neutralizes the negative effect to a greater extent with its comical connotation. The next term is one of the worst in the Sinhalese language, not to say ‘arse’ holds any better position in the English language. Surathal or hurathal as in the colloquial is the word sublime. The author has used an ordinary term, a comical derivation, a vulgar word and a refined term to be a lethal combination to ridicule his targets without being too nasty. Credit to you pal whoever you are.

Back to politics, let us look at what Sri Lankan politicians do to earn comforts such as a huge pay packets, free trips abroad, car permits, commissions and bribes, permission to engage in drugs, alcohol and prostitution rackets and not the last or least but to be pardoned and be absolved of all forms of crimes.

To get such perks and privileges their job remit is to devise absolutely unethical strategies to win at the next election, shed the beggars’ hide in which they disguised themselves and start dressing in silk and assume Godly status looking down upon the very people that they begged to vote for them, take to the roads with large retinues as if no other has any right to use the roads, threaten, intimidate and frame those who democratically opposed them, and hell! what evil is spared? The worst is just to occupy seats in the supreme house and say yes to one man! That’s all.

To do that the country does not need rocket scientists. Any Tom, Dick and Harry can do that. Why not the actresses? It is only male chauvinism that makes them ctiticise females. The male lot in the parliament is no better in any respect.

Is the face important? No is the answer because usually after an election people do not see those faces until the next election. Face is also not very important because most of the politicians are faceless.

Politicians are shady traders and they do their shady businesses mostly in the dark and keep the people in the dark too. In that male dominant dark world of politics there may be a competition between the face and the arse. “When the candles are out every woman is fair”- Shakespeare- In the dark kachal moona or non-kachal moona does not make a difference, but surathal puka can still perform miracles, possibly better in the dark.  With a kachal or non-kachal face, a cute arse therefore can be the winner and can earn a place in the list of the shady traders. You lot are the winners and as ever we are the losers.

Print Friendly

23 Responses to Moona Kachal

  1. 11
    1
    ANY PORT IN A STORM Is the writer saying in the case of many politicians their only saving grace is their arse ….. that at least it could be put to some use when the person to whom it belongs to is beyond redemption?

    Kutti Machan
    February 5, 2014 at 1:42 am
    Reply

    • 3
      1
      ha ha ha, good one !

      ruwan
      February 5, 2014 at 9:04 am
      Reply

    • 0
      1
      Good one Hela! The name of the game is MONEY POLITICS – NO ETHICS. Elections are a circus for the corrupt to flaunt their tactics to the Sinhalaya Modayas who vote them in! Sri Lanka’s political culture is rotten to the core and the Sinhalaya Modayas need to be educated about the need to vote for people with intelligence and education and culture and honesty and integrity and not because they are the CORRUPT son or daughter of another Corrupt politician. The starlets were in a hurry to make big money and boost their filmic careers via politics and cultivating Mahinda Rajapaksa and his corrupt and criminal family and cronies, because in today’s Sri Lanka honesty, talent, merit and integrity get you NOWHERE. Getting into bed with Jarapassa’s clan and cronies is the only way to “develop” oneself! The country also suffers from a WARPED and TWISTED form of “development” which is actually de-development and environmental and social DESTRUCTION in the rush for Mahinda Jarapassa and cronies to make money and boost their bank accounts. Check out the land grabs and environmental destruction in Hambantota and the cutting down of the forests and trees in urban and rural areas by Rajapassa cronies and the military..

      Kapila
      February 5, 2014 at 10:02 am
      Reply

  2. 2
    1
    Your quote “Sri Lankan politicians do to earn comforts such as a huge pay packets, free trips abroad, car permits, commissions and bribes, permission to engage in drugs, alcohol and prostitution rackets and not the last or least but to be pardoned and be absolved of all forms of crimes” Yet majority of people vote for them repeatedly. See this upcoming Provincial elections.

    Jayan
    February 5, 2014 at 5:37 am
    Reply

  3. 3
    2
    I have had the opportunity of meeting and speaking to Rosie Senanayake. Prior to that meeting, I did not have an opinion about her abilities or personality. Perhaps I rated her as just another politician. My opinion today of her is that she is well versed in a range of subjects and quite an accomplished conversationalist. A chief Ministership should do wonders to her resume and it will do us in the Western Province some good too. Unfortunately she seems to be struggling with family concerns and if that is a priority, it is our loss not hers. If she was to run, she should demand the damned Leadership Council nominate the cream of the crop they can convince to run, not the has beens, must be’s and nobodies who are all wanting to hang onto some seat, even a bus bench !! Oops….we do not have bus benches anymore…who to tell aney!!

    Tony
    February 5, 2014 at 5:39 am
    Reply

  4. 3
    0
    The author has tried to do a meritorious job by trying to say why are the women hounded out for trying to get intu politics and why the face is not important. Agreed. The same standards do not obviously apply to men in this country. Most are NOT hurathal. But at the same time almost every MP is guilty of many mistresses for such a “Buddhist” Society. Anyway Sri Lankans are very superficial on the whole as the citizens are transfixed with looks, fairness, body size etc. However we are short of analytical thinking, humanism and respect as well as tolerance. In this context there is absolutely no reason for actresses not to come into politics as they are no better or worse than all of us.

    Reena
    February 5, 2014 at 7:57 am
    Reply

  5. 1
    4
    This writer seems another mentally sick person who adores to write and say the word which is one of the worst in the Sinhalese language according to him. He is justifying the use of this word in Shyamon Jayasinghe’s article which appeared a couple of days ago. The last paragraph proves that this man is a really mentally sick frustrated *******. If the person is civilized, he can criticize politicians in a decent way without using obscene language. So this author is uncivilized.

    Patriot
    February 5, 2014 at 10:24 am
    Reply

  6. 3
    0
    HB: An erudite response to a sublime fundament – fanny, I mean funny. With increasing complaints of butt-pinching in public places in Sri Lanka, it leads me to believe that men find it difficult to find their own arses with their hands, leave alone driving flatulence through that orifice. Recently an enraged Sri Lankan lady in a crowded bus asked the flushed young man standing behind her why he had pinched her derriere. Just checking if it had gone to sleep came the reply. What on earth makes you think it has gone to sleep? I heard it snoring. CHEEKY!

    samuel
    February 5, 2014 at 11:21 am
    Reply

  7. 3
    7
    I have no idea Why CT publish articles like this.This writer seems to be obsessed with some parts of females anatomy and his rude descriptions are very intimidating.Please maintain some standard when you are publishing articles CT.

    priya
    February 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    Reply

    • 2
      3
      This is the exact reason why I made my comment earlier saying that the writer is uncivilized .

      Patriot
      February 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm
      Reply

    • 2
      3
      Shyamon Jayasinghe started this nonsense. In response to his article too I raised the point that he should not have used these obscene words. He has given the opportunity to uncivilized people like Helasingha Bandara who gains a sadistic satisfaction by writing filth. I think the normally decent Shyamon has the moral obligation to make a comment soon regarding this useless filthy article.

      Patriot
      February 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm
      Reply

    • 1
      4
      Both those two said terms are very cheap. Nothing funny at all but repulsive. Descrimination?

      Omar
      February 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm
      Reply

    • 1
      3
      Priya – this is the level that the people have reached to this day. So may be – CT cant sort out it easily. Me too, I really dont like this kind low topics being discussed on this platform.

      Mitthraseeeeeeeeli
      February 5, 2014 at 6:09 pm
      Reply

    • 2
      1
      Why are reading only that part of the article ? read the whole article or is it you are saying that what writer is suggesting is not true ? either way you are wrong ! don’t look at as a attack on female candidates what he is highlighting is the caliber of female candidates coming from the current crop of actors. Actually the writer has been only mildly critical of the female political aspirant (actress) candidates. If you bisect the personal and social life of majority of them the conclusion would be far worst than “Muna Kachal”. However Sri Lankan voters are even more kachal or modai to vote for them overwhelmingly. Maybe some of them might be in the view if you vote for them one might be able to get “ahawal” allasa. Real pathetic situation ! This is what we have become, it’s the mistake of our culture, political system, education system and general mindset of the people. Even now President MR is diverting the UNHRC session to his political gains, talking big to fool the masses, who get fooled with ease. Ask the question why was the election scheduled exactly on the same time frame ? With musical shows and sexy arse on stage all is forgotten. Vote for the “Muna Kachal” is assured. Price of Dhal has been reduced by RS SIXTEEN (16) WOW how wonderful. Now all my problems are solved. I will have drink on this tonight (with borrowed money)This is the attitude of the majority. Day in day out, we have been fooled. We have let them fool us ! Now it’s a documented fact.

      Afzal
      February 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm
      Reply

  8. 5
    0
    rosyge [Edited out] This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

    ela kolla
    February 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    Reply

  9. 7
    0
    [Edited out]

    Fathima Fukushima
    February 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm
    Reply

  10. 4
    1
    Thank you to the author for explaining all the Sinhalese terms used in the article without arrogantly assuming that the whole world must know their language. I am usually lost when writers throw in Sinhalese words. After all, I assume that such writers write to communicate but they miserably fail at it by using words many of us do not know The words in this article that some have objected to are used clinically, and not as swear words. It is prudish to object to them. If there are objections, they should be to the free use of filthy, insulting swear words we see in the comments of Colombo Telegraph.

    Grammarian
    February 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm
    Reply

    • 4
      1
      rightly pointed out Grammarian and agrre with completely! These words are used very commonly in Lankan society. they are not offensive or filth, it is a figure of speech.

      Afzal
      February 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm
      Reply

      • 0
        1
        In uncivilized Lankan society.

        Patriot
        February 6, 2014 at 1:51 am
        Reply

        • 2
          0
          Are you saying civilization began when humanity decided to outlaw the ass from public domain?

          Kutti Machan
          February 10, 2014 at 3:47 am
          Reply

  11. 2
    0
    In the pic Rosy looks like…after a glass of Anchor milk containing DCD ###

    Don Bandula
    February 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm
    Reply

  12. 0
    0
    You know damn well that this is not about faces or asses but about a particular type of imbecilic politics.

    crazyoldmansl
    February 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm
    Reply

  13. 0
    0
    Where would “Always Break-Down” A.Pavitra fit in? “Moona-Embul” on Karachcholai, I suppose?

    Babulass
    February 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>