13 July, 2024

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Rathana Acts Following Failed Ultimatum – Begins Protest Fast

Rathana thera began a protest fast in front of the Kandy Dalada Temple a short while ago in retaliation to the President’s failure to meet his demand of ousting Muslim politicos Rishard Bathiudeen, Azath Salley and M L A M Hizbullah from their positions.

Rathana Thero

On May 29th, he promised to announce a ‘grave decision’ by 4 pm yesterday if President Sirisena failed to act on his demand.

Rathana thero who seems to find himself in the middle of controversies quite often, held a presser at his Temple in Colombo on May 28 and issued an ultimatum to Sirisena, demanding that measures be implemented to remove politicos Bathiudeen, Salley and Hizbullah from their positions by May 29th.

“Among these politicos, Salley makes statements in a way that supports extremism and have pushed Muslims to take up arms against other Sri Lankans; Hizbullah has drafted plans and was well into the plan to establish a university that would propagate Islamic extremism,” he told the press explaining reasons behind his demand for their removal.

The deadline issued by Rathana thera expired in the evening of May 29th.

Although he had told Sinhala print outlet Divaina that a ‘grave decision’ will be made if Sirisena fails to act on his demand and that it would be announced at 4 pm yesterday, no signs of any action have been announced as of yet.

Rathana thero also asked all spiritualists to join him in meditation and other spiritual activities when his decision is announced, to help him defeat other forces using the power of nonviolence.

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  • 31
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    Athana Methana Rathana, these political monks ordained in the Buddharakitha/Somarama sect of old Kelaniya who was the mastermind and killer of SWRD is having a field day going after Muslims as the Tamils are a done deed now.

    As Burma did few day ago with Veerathu (a Gnanasara of Burma) these guys should be kicked out of the Sasana and let do full time Politics.

    This man is a Drama Queen and jump to one after the other camp in getting deals from the Govt at power whatever party is..

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      Government loses their majority in parliament if anything happens to this monk. Game over. He did the same thing in Maha Wila Oya in 2006 demanding war against Tamil terrorists. Next stop Nanthikadal.

    • 2
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      Didn’t Ven Rathna become a UNP Member at the last Election?….

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      This Rathana THero has never been consistent, if one would study his activities during the last few years.
      :
      He stands against facts mostly. Alone that issue STAND against Glyphosat – having explained the need of some farmers /tea estates owners cant be without GLYPO, only with some restrictions, Glypo ban was lifted two years ago. Lanken tea exports had gone down. Kenya and other countries have overtaken us in the tea business today. Even today there are lot more chances still there SL if they really want to get their positions back but they should not handle it with much corruptions. :
      Rathana Thero nevertheless stood against the lifting of the Ban.
      .
      Then again, no matter RAAJAKASHES may have gone on records with their heinous crimes, but Rathana only focused himself only on his FROG IN A WELL mentality issues.
      He supports only extremists. This BP Rathana should be subjected to Derobbing and become a LAY MAN.

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    Ven. Ratna Thero,

    Sally, Baduideen and Hisbullah are all SYMPTOMS of the core ideology of Wahhabism-Salafism and it’s clones aggravated by the criminal acts and terrorism of the Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Buddhist Monks against the Tamils initially starting in 1956/1958, and later against the Christians and Muslims.

    You were rather silent during this recent period, and the state did very little to protect the citizens, and in many cases aided and abetted the Para-Sinhala Buddhist rioters and killers.Even the so-called Muslim politicians did not do much, did not impeach the president .
    The President himself carried out an unconstitutional and unlawful coup. Besides, he was sleeping on the job. Your target should be the Traitor Sirisena.

    Should blame the Para-Sinhala Buddhists for pushing the Tamils to LTTE, and for pushing a a minute fraction of Wahhabi Salafi Tawheed Jamats youth into terrorism, when Wahhabism Iredell follows the Sevil Satan per prescient Hadith of Najd.

    So, you need to look yourself on the mirrors and say, Para-Sinhala Buddhists and Minks are as much part of the problem, as much as the Devil following Wahhabies are the problem.

    Sinhala Buddhists follow , Mara, not Buddha, unlike true Buddhists.

    Wahhabi Salafies, follow Satan, Iblis, submit to Satan, Iblis not to God, unlike Sufi Muslims.

    Ref. Tripitaka
    Hadith of Najd
    Wahhabi Sack of Karabala, 5,000 killed, April 21, 1802.
    Wahhabi-Salafi Tauheed Jamat Terrorism in Sri Lanka, April 21, 2019, 300 killed.

    April 21, is the Wahhabi Salafi Terrorism Day, when the Followers of Satan, Devil, Iblis submit, the Wahhabi Tauheed, submit.

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      Ven. Ratna Thero was seen walking along the the beach at Wellawatte regularly with his Alsation Dog a few month ago. For the past few weeks he has been “Missing in Action” and a fairly well fed young priest is seen sweeping the Pansala in the mornings. I use to wonder what has happened to Ven Ratna Thero and his dog.? Now I understand that he is busy ‘otherwise’. I Wish him success in his activities.

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        No Mr. K. Anga… The monk who walks along Wellawatta Beach with the German Shepherd is another monk who resides along the Marine drive viharaya. That is not Ven. Ratana Thero

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          To my knowledge it is one and the same person. I recollect speaking to him about Rishard too after a discussion over the TV some time back. . Any way why worry about it much.
          Thank you.

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            It appears that I have made a mistake. Apologies to you.

  • 13
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    Mr. President if you have a backbone don’t give into such threats.

    • 7
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      You really think Gamarala has a spine?

    • 1
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      Steve ,

      What makes you welding Mr President with a backbone ?
      Take it from me Steve , he bent it to become President and
      he broke it it into pieces not once ever since ! Now he does
      not have one !

    • 3
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      Steve,

      Does he have a backbone? He certainly has no balls as they all dissolved.

      In Sinhala, he may be called a Napunsakaya.

    • 3
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      Steve,
      I respect your posts.
      But as we many know it, PRESIDENT has proved that he has not a backbone, several times sofar.
      He has now been in HOSTAGE by Rajaakshe clan.
      Even if he does not make any public statements, his subconcious mind says to him that he has failed to fulfil what he pledged to 6,200 000 of voters in this god punished land.
      For that purpose only ballige putha SIRISENA was elected not to go and seek his abusive political game tactics. Besides, all that gathered to drive away Madamulana Meeharaka had ONE thing in common – that is to stand against his HIGH crimes perpetrated during the period of 2005- 2015.
      Not PM, but the president is the one got elected to do the job for the people, now EACH time when it turns out to be bad, SIRISENA to put the finger at PM should be not valid any longer.

  • 11
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    Everyone is trying to mislead the Sinhala people by some falsehood and become a Sinhala Leader.

  • 13
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    This is pure theatre.
    If everyone who goes on a fast to impose his/her will on the country has his/her way, there will be no end to such blackmail.
    There are legal and political processes that should be followed. There are fora to press for proper action.
    Who is any individual to give an ultimatum?

  • 14
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    Here comes the next politician. He should request Wimal to give company , who can give some tips on “how to fast”. CLOWNS.

    • 2
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      Sure, Wimal would advise him to arrange for some one to serve the Orange Juice before it is too late!

  • 14
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    will he fast unto death?

    • 12
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      Rajash – This time GonSena will take some lemon puff and orange juice to stop this saffron robe from fasting unto death.

      • 7
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        indeed …

        Thileepan fast unto death for Tamil cause …

        I challenge a Sinhala Monk to fast unto death for Sri Lnaka Sinhala Buddhist cause…

        Mike as you imply its a theatre and a drama

        My3 who pardoned Gnanasra …will come in his presidential car and feed this fellow and televise it all over

        and this guy will rise from his fasting bed with full strength to pick up a rock and throw it through a Minority owned shop /property

    • 0
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      No such luck I’m afraid!

  • 12
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    After Venereal Gandasara becomes animal feed another Venereal Rathanasara will take over.

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      “After Venereal Gandasara becomes animal feed another Venereal Rathanasara will take over.”

      hopefully Venereal Rathanasara will also fast unto death for Gnanasra to take over …and hey presto

  • 8
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    Hilarious when intelligence was provided our government treated it has rumor. But based on rumor Lankans are ready to kill innocent people. (like that poor man during riots). Now with elections in mind this guy is getting ready to fast. Wimal where are you ?????

    • 1
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      He switched roles with this sangha and he might be a better actor because there will be much support as he adorned a saffron robe. The entire Buddhist country of Sinhalese will follow this robe as sheeps without questions what a country

  • 2
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    When fools are @ the top?

  • 7
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    Rathana, if Wimal dosen,t show up get some Muslim brothers for company, who I here are now fasting (they seems to be willing to oblige anyway they can). I thought fasting was over with Gandhi until I saw Wimal in action.The guy was in his all fours , until ever smiling MR fed him lemon juice. A scene to remember. Rathna, I hear he sneaked some high calorie “nutrition bars” which he kept munching , in those few hours.

  • 9
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    “From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.”

    ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

  • 12
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    Rathana is a national list MP of the UNP.
    Should members of the clergy, especially Buddhist, who are supposed to have forsaken all worldly desires and pursuits enter parliament?
    The Election Laws/Regulations should be amended to exclude them.

    • 8
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      Clergy from which ever religion should be banned from engaging in politics and entering parliament.

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        How do. This is a Sinhala Buddhist country so why can’t the monks be elected to the parliament to represent Buddhism the paramount religion of the constitution

      • 1
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        Clergy or sector Rathana Thero belongs to is called ” pinguththara nikaya”.
        :
        There all in born XYY or XYY men for some reasons have become SO CALLED SIVURU wearing MONKS.
        .
        These hypocrites are no better to any high criminals being jailed in island’s prisons.
        :
        These men being close to vicious politicians make every effort to stand out, as drag queens or the like TRANGENDER personalities do their displays in some public parades in Europe.
        These men are observed to be mentally sick.
        They seem to have some sort of problems with them:
        Inferiority complex that accompanying their lives make them behave so.
        Lankens in general suffer from mental inbalances not being able to get on with anyone that respect all equal.
        Many SINHALAYAs born to lanken soil is made to believe that they should always be kept above … condeming or looking down upon the minorities.
        They also call themselves to be buddhists, but by practice not even 10% of them would respect let alone 5 precepts.
        BUDDAGAMA is not buddhism in accordance with LORD BUDDHAS teachings.
        Last time, I happened to go and visit Kelaniya temple, there what I myself felt was, …. people are made followers than real buddhists.
        I observed… young monks… being inthe BOMAULUWA itself…. keep on flirting with young girls.. my instant question was – why then they entered monkhood deceiving lanken buddhist laity ?

  • 13
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    Rathana is also another Gnasarana in a different colour.
    Same attitude and same concept.
    Once Rathana was a henchman of rajapaksha…. Later Ranil ….now no one.
    Nowhere to go.
    Only hunger strike.
    Let him to die.

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    Sinhala Buddhists are a community with high degree of tolerance. When King Senerath allowed Muslims who were persecuted by Portuguese to settle down among Sinhala people they did not say no. They allowed Malabaris who were brought to this country by Portuguese and Dutch rulers to remain in Sinhale after colonial rulers left without chasing them away as they did in Burma. They allowed Christians to build Churches all over the country; they allowed Hindus to build Kovils all over the country; they allowed Muslims to build Mosques all over the country.


    However, the highly tolerant nature of the Sinhala Buddhist community of Sri Lanka should not be taken for granted. They are becoming increasingly aware of the various forms of threats to which they are subject without good reason. As proven repeatedly in their nation’s long history of foreign aggression and misdemeanors, the native Sinhalayo will rise to the occasion when necessary to save their treasured motherland.

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      Eagle Eye
      Can your DNA be linked with the Veddahs, otherwise you too are a descendant of Immigrants in this treasured motherland.

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      You are such a naive donkey! As if you know exactly what happened during King Senarath’s time!

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      Eagle Eye

      Small correction to your ‘ They allowed Christians to build Churches all over the country’. . . . .

      The fact is that the colonial master had some big guns they could use, so the Mahanayake’s, on the advise of the governor’s ‘gate mudliyars’,chose the easy option.

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      “Sinhalayo will rise to the occasion when necessary to save their treasured motherland.”.
      You missed the boat somewhere. The original native inhabitants, the vaddah race, of this country were exterminated by the Sinhalayo. This was their motherland.

    • 2
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      The occasion is that when they have a chance to loot, damage property and kill helpless people, the Sinhala Buddhist modayas will certainly rise up.

    • 1
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      When the British gave freedom to this country, they did not leave it as a Buddhist country, but rather as a Democratic Socialist Republic for people of all faiths to live peacefully.But now it has been hijacked to be referred to as a Buddhist country. If it so, then Buddhist Law must be applied, to be accepted as such. It must first start by closing all licensed liquor bars, gambling dens, night races as in horse racing, close casinos, stop prostitution and the likes, as in all Islamic countries, where Islamic Law takes applies and takes precedence. But no one is willing to make that lifestyle sacrifice which are both socially and morally degrading. This country is a Buddhist majority country and not a Buddhist country in any sense of the word. A mass hoodwink.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “Sinhala Buddhists are a community with high degree of tolerance.”

      Of course they are, otherwise immagine what would have happened if they are not blessed with higher degree of tolerance in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, between 1987 and 1991, 30 years to 2009, 2014, 2018, 2019, ………………………….

  • 8
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    If Rathana Thero is a honest Monk, he should first resign from his seat in the Parliament. He came to the Parliament through the “Pinata Seat” system under the UNP banner. He jumped off UNP and now sits as an independent MP. Technically and legally its not allowed. He has to resign first or UNP has to kick him out. Like the Mahinda Rajapakse situation UNP is too tolerant. He did not resign, hence his honesty is questionable. He is today replicating the ones that jumps from branch to branch on trees by jumping from supporting one party to another to another. I would like to see how many days he is going to fast and what excuses he is going to give to stop his fasting. There should be no political religious priests belonging to any religious organization in the Parliament.

    • 10
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      Buddhist ,

      Sahran = Bomb to death !

      Rathana Thero = Fast to death !

      My3 = Touring to death !

      Ranil = Hide N Seek to death !

      Mara = Organising death !

      Country = Driven to death !

  • 3
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    Parliamentary Committee is a FRAUD. IT definitely saves Rishad Bathiuddin; Slings mud at politicaians and reveal intelligence information to CIA agents.

  • 9
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    Actually in my opinion ” International coup expert Wimal Weerawansa”, “Pivithuru Pure Singhala Buddhist’ or 100 Rs beggar Udaya Gammanpila, “Boralugoda Pusige Putha Dinesh Gunawardana, Wasidewa Nanayakkara, Narahenpita Nurse Saadu, Magalkande Sudantha and other saffron robed Monks should accompany “Hamathanama Rathana along with “Kudu Hiru” Sudeva Hettiarachchi, Rangana and “Ada da Rena” Dilka Samanmali and continue until the end. 95% of the Problem solved.

  • 5
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    Lapatiya you really seems to have taken a liking to above said characters, which are currently the faces of Lankan gutter politics.

  • 1
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    Ashu Marasinghe says tha tParliamentary commiiitee was set up last year October (or year before in 2017). Ajith Mannapperuma from Temple trees says PSC was asked by the opposition and they now sabotage it. already news are out, for the PSC report too, UNP- MPs have included postscripts.SO, it become anothe rCOPE report on bond scam. UNP MPs says it did not happen. but, they had been paid by the rishad Bathiuddin’s Manager.hidden hand.

  • 3
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    There is a huge political from the PArliament and media manipulation. This happened in Brazil. Bolivarian, unknown army captain did not known how he was elected and becme so known. All by media finally, buddhists and BBS will be the culprit. Dollar Kaakkaaks will alugh to the bank..

  • 8
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    die please.

  • 10
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    There is no historical record of any Sinhala person, whether politician, monk or private citizen, dying as a result of intentionally fasting unto death. Let us hope Rathana Thero sets a precedent!

  • 8
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    Rathana Thero has taken expert advice from Wimal Weeraya and has been assured that at the right time he will have a suitable intervention to ensure that he saves face, and breaks fast. Ratharan Thero is not going to give up his good life for any cause!

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      Don’t forget the tent erected over him yesterday. Lot’s of things can be hidden inside and the other ‘monks’ can smuggle anything in for him. This extortionist should be thrown in jail. This hypocrite is enjoying all the comforts of a Sri Lankan parasite politician and disgracing the saffron robe and Buddhism.

      • 1
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        King,
        Did he sell his duty free Vehicle Permit?
        Did he get Rs One Million from Aloysius?

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          justice ,

          Rathana is a Monk and Monks don’t need cars and money .
          Aloysius , a good Buddhist, perhaps (respects Buddhism)
          didn’t want to take Rathana out of the temple !

  • 2
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    Yes indeed. This Rathana fellow will receive maalupang and thambili at the right time by MR to finish off his fasting. The modayas have made this fasting too a big joke. A comical land and that alone may be used to attract tourist. The most funniest country on earth. These guys just cannot run a country. Where is that Gamanpulle moron? He should join this fasting man.

  • 1
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    These racist monks are no followers of Lord Buddha, they do not preach peace and tolerance, instead they incite, and set haters, against the minority. He should be kicked out of the temple, with others like the BBS goon, and made to learn about other religions.

  • 2
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    Stupid sinhalese will bring disaster to this country,they don’t know how to live and govern with the minorities. Human rights abuses are everywhere. Even our stupid leaders doesn’t have the knowledge of universal declaration of human rights which we have signed and committed. 
    United nations will not let us to do as we like,we will end up like Zimbabwe, Myanmar etc.even United nations will send their troops and devide our Sri lanka into pieces. Like Yugoslavia. 
    Mark my word, if we fail to live in harmony (between ethnicities),near future our country will be balkanised.

  • 1
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    Stupid sinhalese will bring disaster to this country,they don’t know how to live and govern with the minorities. Human rights abuses are everywhere. Even our stupid leaders doesn’t have the knowledge of universal declaration of human rights which we have signed and committed. 
    United nations will not let us to do as we like,we will end up like Zimbabwe, Myanmar etc.even United nations will send their troops and devide our Sri lanka into pieces. Like Yugoslavia. 
    Mark my word, if we fail to live in harmony (between ethnicities),near future our country will be balkanised..

  • 2
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    Thero is performing Ramadan, he is fed well in the night. Buggers are trying their best to oust a few mps in the coalition to topple the government.
    Good luck MaRaja!

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    [Can your DNA be linked with the Veddahs, otherwise you too are a descendant of Immigrants in this treasured motherland.]

    Steve, have you seen this guy. He is fair like a lancia and dont have any appearance of a native sinhalaya or sinhaley or Dravida or even Brahmin? This fellow is a left over of Portughese or Dutch. The real Sinha-ley is our great Army Commander, Mahes, look at him, just a negro. He is the adivasi, when humans evolved in Africa and started to move towards the east along Kumari Kandam. Mahes has such a strong gene that he is still where he started thousands of years ago. This Blind Eagle on the other hand is a big imposter and racist without knowing who he is. He has no connection to veddhas too. he is a lost case and probably exploiting the vulnerable, gullible Sinhalas for his monetary benefit.

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      Nathan,
      Is he a Kandyan – with western genes?

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