By Kandiah Neelakandan –
Regular poojahs should be held in all the temples in the new year to bring prosperity and happiness to all the people
Tamil people welcome this New Year with various expectations and hopes. We submit at the feet of His Almighty Sivakamiambal Samedha Shri Nadarajaperuman our prayer that all the sufferings of our people should disappear and he prosperity should usher in the New Year.
For more than three decades our brothers and sisters have not only suffered hardships and difficulties but also lost lives and properties and remain as destitutes. They are hurt and their feelings not healed but in fact the same have not been healed. Their expectation is that normalcy should be restored again, so that they can again peacefully live on their own soil.
Our brothers and sisters whose hopes still remain unsatisfied expect that they should at least now be allowed to live with freedom and self respect in this New Year. That is the dream of Tamil people. We pray that that dream should be fulfilled at least the New Year which dawns this weekend.
Whenever the various calamities and displacements occurred due to various factors we, All Ceylon Hindu Congress ( The Federation of Hindu Associations and Temple Trusts in Sri Lanka), have been assisting the affected Tamil people most 0f whom are the Hindus by providing various forms of relief to them. We are continuing that service. When our brothers and sisters suffered as a result of the floods in December 2012 we readily rendered relief assistance by way of dry rations clothes etc., to them through our Member Associations. Whenever the calamities like that occur, our prayer to His Almighty is that there have been too many challenges to our people and those are enough and that let there be a cessation therof.
The sufferings experienced by Tamil people most of whom are Hindus should come to a11 end and they must be able to resettle in heir own homes and peacefully live in this new “Vijaya” New Year. There should be a political solution wihout delay to satisfy their aspirations.
We take this opportunity of making an appeal on the eve of this New Year to our brothers and sisters who are living here and abroad and also to Hindu Institutions all over the world to come forward and help our brothers and sisters and in particular the younger generation in he Universities and other Educational Institutions to improve their Educational standards and at the same time it is our duty to take them forward on the spiritual path.
We are arranging to give laptops to the need University students and livelihood assistance to needy mothers of Mulliyavalai and rendering other humanitarian services.
We are also engaged in development of knowledge by the continuing the publications of our quarterly “Hindu Oli” for the 17th consecutive year handbook for Hindus prayers and other religious books and conducting educational seminars.
All Ceylon Hindu Congress has already taken steps to organize “Siva Thondar Ani” (Siva Volunteer Service Organisations ) in Schools and train then in our Jaffina Regional office in order to serve the humanity. Needless to say that he service to the mankind is the real prayer to His Almighty. This is the motto of the “Sivathondar Ani”. We are conducting Sivathondar conferences from time to time and appeal to all school students to join us in our efforts in his.
In one of the songs of the Thirumantharan Thirumooler, said
DANGERS OF PUJA CEASING
When in Siva’s temple worship ceases,
Harm befalls the ruler;
Scanty become the rains;
Theft and robbery abound in the land,
Thus did my Holy Nandi declare.
The said Reverend Saint has pointed out that in hat song the regular poojahs (prayers) in all the Temples should not cease and the consequences thiereof are disastrous. We brought this to the notice of the then President of Sri Lanka on 2nd August 2005. No appropriate action was taken thereon. We have now brought the same Thirumanrhurarn to the notice of the Present Head of the Government also.
Regular prayers should be ensured to be held in all the Temples in the country. No Temple should be allowed to be damaged or destroyed. That will be a sin. We are prepared to assist the Government to restore poojahs even in he temples in he weas designated as security zones.
We pray to His Almighty to pave way for regular poojahs to be held in all the temples in the New Year
*Kandiah Neelakandan – President – All Ceylon Hindu Congress.
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Manivannan MP / April 14, 2013
WHY TAMILS CANNOT BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO RULE THEM SELF IN THEIR OWN TERRITORY?
DO YOU CONSIDER THEM AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS ?
WHY THE SINGALESE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE FEELING OF TAMILS ?
WHY ARE SINGALESE COLONISING TAMIL AREAS! WHERE THEY HAVE THE MOST FERTILE LANDS WITH REVERES AND RAINFALL IN SOUTH – COMPARED TO INFERTILE AND BARRON LANDS IN THE NORTH & EAST?
EVERY ONE IS BLAMING LTTE! CAN ANY ONE TELL ME HOW MANY SINGALESE CIVILIANS HAS BEEN KILLED BY LTTE ACTION OVER 30 YEARS?
AND HOW MANY TAMIL CIVILIANS KILLED BY SINGALESE ARM FORCES OVER THAT PERIOD?
WHY SINGALESE ARMY OCCUPYING TAMILS AREAS WHERE THERE IS NO RESISTANCE ?
WHY SINGALESE NATION IS PROMOTING EXTREMISM ?
ARE SINGALESE NATURALLY BAD AND SELFISH PEOPLE ?
IF YOU ARE A SINGALESE CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER THE ABOVE QUESTIONS !
Saner view / April 14, 2013
Chi, Chi, Do not disturb a good thought expressed on the eve of the New Year>
JULAAMPITYE AMARAYA / April 14, 2013
YOU A AN INSAN ER
Ranjo / April 14, 2013
Mate… The Sinhalese people don’t care about the deaths of their own people. How do you expect them to react to Tamil deaths? When we say the nude bodies of girls with gun shots (after being raped) we thought the Sinhala conscience would be touched. When you saw the shooting of the nude-blindfolded-handcuffed Tamils, you must have thought the Sinhala people (certainly the BUDDHISTS) would question that. Hey, they just foyund some bones and other ramains in Matale. The bodies had handcuffs, nails and gunshots. But, nobody gives a damn. They are very busy with Muslim expansion. They are so ashamed that they had to eat Halal meat all their lives. I am wondering the organ called backbone is missing in the new breed of Sri Lankans. Oh, no no… they have criket matches, night car races, ample casinos, countless ways to get drugs. Life is good in Paradise.
Senguttuvan / April 14, 2013
“Regular poojahs should be held in all the temples in the new year to bring prosperity and happiness to all the people” says this new self-appointed claimant to leadership in the Lankan Hindu society. It is a good thing this over ambitious lawyer came out with this new gem. Tamils in the country never knew this until he came along. They seem to have wasted over 4 decades looking for the right deliverer.
It is a pity the elegant prose and neat language of his late father-in-law, the good lawyer Murugesu continues to elude the man, who had changed the name of the firm immediately after Murugesu died – notwithstanding the fact that gave him a place to practise. His written defence of the former CJ has often been the laugh of Hulftsdorf.
Fortunately, the Tamil Nation has much more learned men and women by the hundreds to take up the cause of their language and religion than the mediocre and opportunistic characters that show up – now and then.
Lanka liar / April 14, 2013
You have a personal problem with the author sort it out outside. Learn this at least this year ok. Happy New year. Wish you many happy good behaviors.
simhi / April 15, 2013
Absolutely correct. The hypocrites – the asadaboothys like the author should be shunned by Tamils.
CHANAKYAN / April 14, 2013
The same comment to three different articles is disparaging to both the writer of the article as well as the readers. It displays not concern but levity.
raviperera / April 17, 2013
Hi Manivannan MP,
You say why the sinhalas don’t give the right for us to rule your land ?
We sinhalese do not understand how you call the North and east the exclusive tamil Homeland. Do you honestly believe that 1/3rd of the country is tamil homeland?
Eastern Province has never been ruled by you tamils. It was part of the kandyan Kingdom and before part of the Ruhunu rata.
Tamil Character has been along a narrow strtch of 10 miles on the east coast (That too along with Tamil speaking Muslims). The Eastern province was carved out by the British by annexing these relativeley populated Tamil areas with the sparesly populated sinhala puran villages to create this illusionary Eastern Province. The whole foundation of Eastern Province is false.
In The North most of the tamils in Wanni are Eastate tamils were settled by the Gandhian Movement.
This is the very reason You and your Eelam supporters have failed to convince the international community about the traditional homeland.
Hope you understand now.
mihin / April 24, 2013
Mr.Kandiah, when you were escorting Shirani with a pottu on your forehead and flower on your ear, for many people it reminded them of the picture of Anton Balasingam when he came to SL with Velupillai for the bogus peace or pal part talk to us. So now you are talking about Poojas ha ha ha