16 November, 2018

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Sundays Are Working Days For The Buddhists But Holidays For The Christians! – Is There No Limit To Insanity & Paranoia?

By Veluppillai Thangavelu

Veluppillai Thangavelu

Malinda Seneviratne is very sophisticated in camouflaging his racism and majoritarian mindset.  He takes refuge under semantics to play with words, to hide his racism. I want to salute House Leader Lakshman Kiriella for his human kindness and calling for an apology by the Sinhalese knowing well he will be roasted as a ‘traitor among Sinhalese Buddhists’ by the likes of Malinda.

Malinda is accusing the government of harassing and vilifying the intelligent service. He, of course, is referring to the army intelligence unit that operated directly under the former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya’s jurisdiction. The Unit took orders directly from him. And this was the intelligence unit was engaged in abduction, ransom, white-vans and gruesome murders.  It is now in the open that this army intelligence unit was responsible, inter-alia, for the abduction and killing of 11 youths in Colombo and also for the dastardly murder of Lasantha Wickrematunga in broad daylight. Therefore, it comes as no surprise Malinda is crying foul over the arrest of members of the army intelligence unit for crimes committed by them.

Not surprisingly, Malinda takes offense for referring to only Sinhalese extremism and not other extremism of Tamils and Muslims. Anyone with a modicum of intelligence will admit the fact that Sinhala extremism is not the same as Tamil and Muslim racism. Sinhala extremism is unleashed against the numerical minority Tamils and Muslims out of jealousy and imaginary fears. The majority community is led to believe that their prosperity lies in destroying the economic base of the minorities. They ruined the economic base of Tamils through pogroms in 1958, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983. They succeeded in their mission. Having finished off the Tamils, their attention is now turned against the Muslims.

It should be noted that there were no attacks against the Muslims during the war against LTTE. The attacks commenced only after the war ended in May, 2009. The reason or reasons are too obvious. Deal with your enemy one at a time.

Malinda thinks he is super clever by drawing a parallel between Sinhala Only with English Only. Is Malinda telling us that the Sinhalese have replaced the foreign Anglo-Saxons invaders? There was English only because both the Sinhalese and Tamils/Muslims were under colonial occupation by the Englishmen.  In a free country, both Sinhala and Tamil should have been declared as official languages instead of Sinhala Only. That is where the racism of the majority Sinhalese comes into play.

Malinda is plain wrong in comparing conditions under foreign occupation with conditions under a free country. Ceylon would not have gained independence if the Tamils and Muslims did not vote for the Soulbury constitution.

Malinda is claiming that there are more holidays for Muslims than for Buddhists and that the number of Christian holidays is four times more than that of the Buddhists. According to him Sundays are working days for the Buddhists and holidays for the Christians! Is there no limit for insanity and paranoia? When we are discussing seriously about the fundamental rights of citizens in a democratic polity, Malinda is displaying petty mindedness and parochialism.

Malinda talks about the contribution of majority Sinhalese verses Tamils and Muslims contribution in achieving independence. This is revision of history with a vengeance.  While the Sinhalese ceded their kingdoms to foreign powers, the Tamils lost their kingdom by fighting the Portuguese on the battlefield. It was none other than the Ponnambalam brothers who pioneered the Ceylon independence movement. It was the Jaffna Tamils who demanded ‘poorana Swaraj’ (Total independence) in 1930.

Even it is conceded for argument sake, the contribution of the majority Sinhalese outweighed the contribution of the Tamils and Sinhalese that is no reason why the majority community should now lord over the minority communities.

In a democracy there is no majority or minority communities, all citizens are equal before law notwithstanding their ethnicity, religion or language. This is not the case with Sri Lanka. That explains why there was a violent war and violent clashes.

Malinda suffers from chronic racism by claiming the superiority of the majority Sinhalese in all facets of life.  I have a question for him. How come you have to wage a protracted and destructive war in a Buddhist country? Is not the LTTE a creation of Sinhala racism? Is not Prabhakaran a war hero for the majority of Tamils even now? Is it not a fact that the Tamils hate the presence of the ‘victorious Sinhala army’ who continue to occupy their lands and exploit their resources? Soon after the war was over, Mahinda Rajapaksa proclaimed that he had liberated the Tamils from the clutches of the LTTE terrorists. If this is indeed true, why did the Tamils vote en masse against Mahinda Rajapaksa ending in his ignominious defeat?

When Nazi Germany was liberated by the allied forces the German people thronged the streets to welcome the allied forces with flowers, bouquets, and garlands! But where are the flowers, bouquets, and garlands for the liberated Sinhala army in the North and East?

Of course, there is a border between the North/East and South. The government itself spoke of protecting Sinhalese border villages from attacks by the LTTE like Manal Aru (Weli Oya) in the Vanni district.

There is no comparison between Wijeweera who wanted to capture power by assembling a rag-tag and ill-equipped and untrained armed men, whereas Prabhakaran raised a conventional army and fought a conventional war. He fought to regain the Kingdom his forefathers ruled. He, in fact, ruled 80% of the North/East for well over 26 years!

Finally, after playing with words and twisted arguments he boldly or pathetically claims he want apologise as wanted by Kiriella. That comes as no surprise at all knowing his past.

Yes, he want apologize like Kiriella because you suffer from Mahavamsa mindset the superiority of Sinhala race.

As a flag bearer of Sinhalese racism, he will continue to treat the Muslims as men of evil life, not more to be deemed than beasts. A typical Mahavamsa mindset of the likes of Malinda.

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    Malinda Seniveratne is another person suffering from inferiority complex who believes in sterilizing flour lump.

    The next race riots in Sri Lanka will not be against Muslims.
    But against Hindus, Christians, and Muslims, because they have more holidays than Buddhist.
    All resorts and hotels and restaurants offering cheap Sunday buffet will be raced to the ground.
    Business premises will be burnt and raced to the grounds
    Multinational companies will be attacked.

    Simply because stupid Sinhala racist believe that they don’t have same number of holidays as Christians.
    Malinda will be at the forefront leading the riots supported by noble men in yellow robes

    Ramil and My3 will proclaim that the fact we have these riots indicates that normalcy has returned to the country.

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      GENTLEMEN,
      I AM SURPRISED THAT THE ENGLISH READING AND SPEAKING PUBLIC IS READING MALINDA SENIVIRATNE’S ARTICLES.

      MY WASTE PAPER BASKET IS FULL OF HIS UNREAD ARTICLES,
      NOT ONLY THAT, MY BOTTLE SELLER IS ALSO REFUSING TO COLLECT THE PAPER ON WHICH THESE ARTICLES ARE WRITTEN.

      DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME IN COMMENTING ABOUT MALINDA OR HIS ARTICLES. DO NOT TOUCH IT NOR READ IT.
      AS FOR MANY OTHER COMMENTS A VARIETY OF REASONS CAN BE DEDUCED DEPENDING WHERE ONES IDEOLOGICAL BELIEFS ARE.

      HOWEVER THIS COUNTRY WILL FOR MANY CENTURIES TO COME NOT RISE FROM RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM, FOR THREE REASONS.
      ( 1 ) THE MENTALITY OF THE MAJORITY IS PERVERTED.
      TELL ME HOW COULD ONE RELIGION BE PROTECTED MORE THAN THE OTHERS, WHILE THY ALL ARE SUPPOSED TO BE EQUAL. ?
      ( 2 ) ON ANY INTERPRETATION OF THE ” LAW ” THE SINHALA VERSION HAS THE FINAL SAY, ON TOP OF ENGLISH AND TAMIL. MIND YOU THIS IS IN THE CONSTITUTION,.
      HOW DOES ONE RATIONALIZE THIS ?
      WITH SO MANY ANTI TAMIL AND MUSLIM RIOTS, SINCE INDEPENDENCE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE TAMILS AND MUSLIMS IS THE CAUSE AND REASON FOR TAMILS AND MUSLIMS TO TAKE TO ARMS IF NECESSARY TO PROTECT. THEMSELVES.
      UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WAS PRABAKARAN RIGHT OR WRONG ? LET YOUR CONSCIENCE LEAD YOU.
      ( 3 ) WHERE HAVE YOU HEARD A MAJORITY ( 75 % ) SEEKING PROTECTION FROM THE THE MINORITY ( 25 % ) WHO ARE THEMSELVES A MINORITY COMPRISING, HINDUS, MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS AND ATHEISTS.

      IN SOUTH AFRICA THE MAJORITY BLACKS FOUGHT THE MINORITY WHITES WHO RULED THEM.
      CAN YOU SEE HOW CONTRADICTORY THIS NATION IS.
      THIS COUNTRY IS DESTINED AND WILL CONTINUE TO PAY FOR FOR THE CALCULATED ATROCITIES COMMITTED UNTILL THE MAJORITY WAKES UP FROM THIS DREAM OF MAJORITY RULE.
      BUT THAT TOO WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE POLITICIANS ARE THRIVING AND NURTURING THIS PREMISE OF MAJORITY RULE FOR THEIR ONE AND ONLY SURVIVAL

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        Walter in addition the Politicians are exploiting , Buddhism and the fear of religion and the rural voters …not just for survival but to swindle the country.

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        Dear Walter,

        It is a strain reading comments written entirely in capitals. I’m not absolutely unintelligent, but perhaps I’ve been too lazy to learn how to capitalise when using this thing called HTML. For me, the usual resort to capital letters is for EMPHASIS.

        As for Malinda, I don’t want to start attacking the guy. He was in Peradeniya with me. I guess he wants to continue earning his living as a journalist.

        But I do wish he wouldn’t write all this sectarian stuff.

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    A new front to the Politica UNHCR. Myanmar did not allow UN to step in. IS this the British way of helping Very democratic newly emerging Tamil kingdom of Tamil eelam. so, you will be the founder.

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    Saturdays and Sundays are holidays because they sync with the rest of the world’s economies. Poya holidays were tried and failed, costing the Sri Lanka economy. Malinda must know that surely. Or is his head in the place where the sun does not shine?

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    According to Velupillai Thangavelu, majority Tamils are still racist extremists who worship the world’s most ruthless terrorist. Then they should not expect a different treatment than those who worship Hitler.

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      Hela,

      In the western world no one can speak for the Hitler of Hitler’s politics. They have special libel laws to prosecute any one who infringe it. But in Sri Lanka, people can not only speak about Prabhakaran and his politics rather they can venerate him as a god. We should follow the Western principles and prosecute anyone who would like to align with Prabhakaran’s world view.

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        Agree with Shenal.

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          Do NOT agree with Shenal.

          Somebody trying to emulate Hitler is still a possibility – because we browns keep crowding in to “Western white countries.” I’m sure that there is a Sinhala Diaspora as well as a Tamil Diaspora. There’s no way that anybody will try to emulate Velupilai Prabhakaran. At least right now there isn’t.

          What we have to do is to punish the rogues; and the racists who actually rouse hatred. Some MAY be Tamils, but many are Sinhalese. The Muslims are too scared at the moment.

          Will the Muslims in our midst please practise their religion privately, and dress and move about as other human beings do? And please reform your Marriage Laws. It is a disgrace to our country that there is the POSSIBILITY for hundreds of thousands of females to get married off irrespective of whether they have reached an age when they can decide for themselves. I know that under-age marriages are not common. Actually, for poor Muslim girls there’s no such thing as “underage”.

          We were saying this a year ago when a few Muslim women activists were asking that there be a minimum age for the marriage of Muslim women. My sympathies with all Muslims at this time when there is so much of Islamophobia; but will you Muslim men please allow the revision of MMDA.

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            Sinhala man,

            Tamil people in Sri Lanka still shares the Velupilai Prabhakaran’s separatist ideology. We as a nation has failed to dislodge them from that vile mentality. You sir clearly shows your bias towards Tamils. How can you say there are small number of racist Tamils while many more are Sinhalese? In my humble opinion all most all the Tamils living in Sri Lanka are racist to the core. If not why don’t they welcome the expelled Muslims and Sinhalese back to Jaffna? Is political correctness only applicable to Sinhalese? Should Sinhalese stay silent while Tamils and Muslims assert their objectives while trampling Sinhalese?

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              If they are actually trampling on the Sinhalese, it becomes a problem which we must counter.

              If their “mentality” is unsatisfactory, how the hell does that matter? Let us “fail as a nation” in the area that you specify, but work towards success in other fields. If the minorities find that we actually have a “bias towards” them, the chances are that they will change. I seek no guarantee of that. Yes, I am truly biased towards them – it isn’t a sham. However, since I don’t speak Tamil my interaction with them is limited. I’m a teacher, and I’ve been teaching mainly Sinhalese children. That is inevitable since we are the majority.

              Let them light candles for Prabhakaran; I feel that it is more to feel the exhilaration of defying us, than love for the monster. Does it hurt me? No.

              Let them plan separatism; they will soon realise the huge problems faced.

              But, of course, if they actually start arming, I fear we have to take note. What I’m saying is that such arming will not take place. A month ago I came past the burnt out bus in Kahagolla, Diyatalawa a couple of hours after the grenade exploded. It had been carried by a Sinhalese soldier from Matale.

              I have learly asked the State to impose drastic revision of MMDA – not to punish the Muslim men, but for the sake of Muslim women and their Fundamental Rights.

              Yes, remain silent.

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              Shenal,
              There are more Sinhalese than Tamils or Muslims. Therefore there are more Sinhala racists. It’s that simple.
              Also, it is a fact that the number of Sinhala government employees is way more than their proportion in the population. Deny this if you can. So who is trampling whom??

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              Dear Shenal, I here your concerns……..I personally think this was an “misunderstanding we all got ourself into” since independence due to our political leaders failed to take ownership of all of “us” residing in this real estate called Sri Lanka as one entity. They sought to resolve issues they seen fit at that time rightfully or wrongfully learning on the job at the same time as we had no previous administrative skills of running a country with say 6 million people then. Subsequently we went through lot more turmoils north and south with various people proposing “all kind” solutions to already a screwed up state of affairs. We through generations as young people did we knew best(very emotional age) falling pray to geo political agendas while thinking we had solutions assisted by well meaning others…..hope we know better now than then… Then to make matters worse the top end leadership and the young (throughout our land) believed in whatever they believed in set out to kill/eliminate the “wiser more mindful” section of the community/alternative leaderships and the very public they set out to liberate too. Having lost few hundred thousand of our children’s arms,lims and life’s we yet to allow the “wiser” segments find their ground again for nation building?? Basically we only had emotional responses to date for nations need since independence and yet to have a calculated/thought-through/educated national response to our problems collectively??. Now the vacuum is filled by various religious extremes and the geo political masters (some are more sincere to help than the other) agendas and very wekend local political think-tanks/parliamentarians/security apparatus to hold the the country together. It is hard for us to take stock of this fluid situation where “you and me” can not sit down and work out a common future we ought to have………it is a shame……

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        Shenal – Germany produced only one Hilter.
        Sri Lanka produced so many Hitlers SWRD, JR, Gamini, Athulath, Ganasara, Mara , Gota, you may include your favorite VP in the list if you wish.

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          Rajesh,

          Do not show us your stupidity here.

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    This velupillai guy is another dilutional raciat bugger. He had state that Gota ran a extra juridical army intel group under his wing without anyone’s consent specially the army commander who gleefully boasted himself as the one single man who has ended the war singlehandedly overseeing everything. If Vellupillai is correct then the army commander was a mere pawn instead of the leader as he portrait himslef to was. Maybe that is why Tamils voted for Sarath Fonseka enmasse in 2010.

    He also going to state that in a democracy there is no majority or minority communities. Then why you Vellupillai bugger do Tamils demand their minority rights and like to act as they are a minority. You fools should first shed your claim to the minority and act like the rest of the commumity. Don’t ask Sinhalese to give up anything before you lubberheads doing no thing.

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      Shenal,

      Do you know the Dictionary meaning of the word “bugger”?

      If you don’t want that meaning to be conveyed, could you please use better English?

      Please don’t lower the standard of this website.

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        Sinhala_Man,

        Sorry I got carried away. I take the word back.

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          Oh, you are anice guy, Shenal, to have said that.

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          Shenali

          Being apologetic for your stupidity is unusual for a Sri Lankan.
          Thank you.
          This is the first step in the right direction.

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        Sinhala_Man

        Sri Lankan on the one hand condemn anything and everything of colonial origin on the other hand they don’t hesitate to use them without understanding them.

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    I agree with most of what the writer has written, but one thing I strongly disagree with, is that Prabahakaran, waged a “conventional” war. It was guerrilla warfare, a terrorist outfit, and sending suicide bombers into the buses and trains, and killing hundreds of innocent civilians, is cowardly and terroristic. “Conventional wars” do not include suicide bombers. The definition of conventional warfare:

    “Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation. The forces on each side are well-defined, and fight using weapons that primarily target the opponent’s military.”

    The LTTE was a brutal outfit, and has cost this country, too much of blood, sweat, and tear. So let’s not make them out to be heroes.

    As for Malinda Seneviratne, obviously he is for the Buddhist militants, and has the same arrogant attitude, that they are superior to all others, and all minorities should bow down in servitude, to them, which is a lot of bull crap. Minister Kiriella did the right thing, by trying to teach the louts, that when you attack the minorities, over a ball of flour, you have to apologize. Malinda obviously has not been brought up well, and lacks that sense of decency. As for those Sundays, and the Sinhalese working on those days, it is the most ridiculous statement we have heard. Perhaps the louts that attacked, should work to everyday, and support their families. They seem to have time on their hands to attack, burn, destroy, and loot. Malinda must be proud of them.

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      Navin ,

      Srilanka is undoubtedly is a beautiful country that has the
      resources and potential to develop it in many ways . But
      its people need to understand this first and long for it and
      then plan facing the challenges within the power they
      have. Needless to say , it is the majority community in the
      country that has the bigger share of the burden !
      Unfortunately the vast majority of the majority maintains
      silence over what’s going on in their name and against a
      section of the country by a small number of criminals
      who has the open and hidden help from some Temples
      and politicians mainly . This silence should not be allowed
      to continue , they should loudly announce their displeasure
      and opposition before the police and army get the call . But
      what’s happening instead is , keeping mum and allowing
      the opportunistic politics to play the game ! They must
      understand that this is a game, again in their name but without
      their participation ? When are they going to wake up ?

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        I doubt they will wake up. As you say attitudes have to change, for the country to progress and prosper. As long as people are easily manipulated, and fed a lot of garbage, which they readily believe, there is no hope. The majority has always had conflicts with the minority, for decades, and instead of accepting the fact that all Sri Lankans belong here, that the minority will never be able to take over the country, and that issues are not handled by violence, but by peaceful discussion, and readiness to adjust to each other. The politicians who are involved in organizing mobs, and provoking thugs, for their own devious agenda, seems to care more about their power, than the wellbeing of this country.

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    //Malinda Seneviratne is very sophisticated in camouflaging his racism and majoritarian mindset. He takes refuge under semantics to play with words, to hide his racism.//

    Fully agreed.

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      Malinda is little Nalin De Silva and little DJ, less sophisticated than DJ but a copy of Nalin. Grew up speaking English, speaks English, hangs out with Colombo elite who speaks English only. Of course, nothing wrong with any of these English except that he loud mouths about a pure sinhala race!! what a hypocrite?

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    “In a democracy there is no majority or minority communities, all citizens are equal before law notwithstanding their ethnicity, religion or language. This is not the case with Sri Lanka. That explains why there was a violent war and violent clashes.”

    Yes. The new constitution should identify citizens as Sri Lankan only, minus the race caste, religion & language etc. Also All three language should be national language. All four religions may be regarded as national religion, however a government could be best managed as secular. Clergy will have to collectively avoid interfering with politicians and politics.

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    Ranil and My3 will proclaim that the fact we have these riots indicates that normalcy has returned to the country.

    Very true both of the spineless leaders are on flight mode.

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    Do Buddhists go to work while Christians go to church? No Malinda, Buddhists also have Sundays off. Welcome to the Globalisation. We need to do business with other countries Malinda.

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    In Logic101, illogical statements are compared. Malinda’s SL holidays count will be a good example. Malinda has a following who like to listen to things like this.
    By now everyone heard the canard ‘Wanda Pethi’. Malinda’s logic is about the same.
    House Leader Lakshman Kiriella’s call for an apology by the Sinhalese is wrong. The majority have shown abhorrence. However GoSL has not acted decisively and owe the country an apology.
    Reading between lines one can see the hands and brains of a few, inflaming the crisis – reason self survival. Whatever is next is bound to be worse.

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      Good point Mr Pillai………GoSL apologies to its people for letting them down is a duty bound thing by constitution. GoSL government does not belong to any section of imaginary communities but to the entire citizens of SL. This has been the problems since independence……a imaginary ownership of something that belongs to all the people. But we should refrain ourself from generalising the Sinhala Buddhist as anything to do with the thugs and is equally unfair/unacceptable accusation at any cost. Language and Religion has nothing to do with any evil minds from any community and in the human civilisation too. They have lost being part of any religious/cultural/national identity from the moment they set out to do evil on fellow beings and is why they are termed criminals. Every country have them but we yet to learn how to manage these “misfits” that is all……time will come when the “security forces” will be mature enough to defend their “citizens” bringing honour to their mother land/oath/allegiance they have taken to protect “all” of us etc. We are just mere 70 years behind the rest of the world that is all…..one day we will catch up Sir.

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    While that paragon of democracy the USA (built on genocide and slavery) has holidays for Christians only, a small island in the middle of nowhere is expected to be multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-lingual.

    Christians, Hindus and Muslims have these holidays in Sri Lanka for two reasons – the generosity of the Buddhists and the power of the minorities. High time we followed the example of Godfather USA.

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      Taraki,

      Please get real. Ceylon public holidays were adhered to during the colonial period and beyond. Since 1948, you Sinhala have eschewed the clause 29 that protected the minorities and brought in Sinhala Only and enshrined Buddhism in the constitution. It is still time for you to eschew the Hindu, Christian and Muslim public holidays!.

      The civil war has inadvertently delayed the Sinhala Buddhist agenda. You only need to bring back MR to continue the trend!

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        Burning Issue,

        What has happened to the minority communities and religions by enshrining Buddhism in the constitution?

        Do you know that every US president must vow to god before he is inaugurated? If Americans have no problem with that while they being a secular country why are you butt hurt about the special place Buddhism enjoys in Sri Lanka?

        Are you jealous?

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          Shenal,

          American Constitution is totally secular make no mistake about it. American President elect will swear on a religious book that is meaningful to him or her.

          By contract, Sri Lanka has elevated Buddhism over and above all the other regions. Further more the state is duty bound to protect and foster Buddhism in Sri Lanka. What does this mean? It is conspicuous in terms of unsavory events where Buddhist monks together with some confused people and security forces attack the minority owned businesses and places of worships. What does this tell you? These people perceive that they have constitutional protection and the country belongs to the Sinhala Buddhists exclusively and non-Sinhala Buddhists are guests of the country!

          Why do you need to have such a clause in the constitution? Have asked this question? Do not think that others are fools like you!

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            Burning Issue,

            What is the point of having been sweared on a religious book when the state is utterly secular? It is their age old tradition. And they just keep it for the sake of the history. The same is applicable to Sri Lanka too. We have 2500 years of proud history and traditions to keep compared with 250 of the USA.

            The state must protect Buddhism because every other major religion is Sri Lanka is backed up from a organized multi billion dollar organizations. Buddhism will not be able to compete with those organizations on equal terms. That is why government must interject to protect and foster Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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              Dear Shenal, If you protect me in my own country as a fellow being/citizen and uphold the constitution/law of the land naturally you will be protecting the preaching of the god too?……..if we all do the same to each other that will intern remove all the insecurities in our society?

              The state can not protect a “religion” so to speak but we can preserve the great religions as you quite correctly pointed out for thousands of years through practice today??…such they will be preserved for generations to come to spread the word love to all……intern there will be more followers of the respective faiths correct?? For example if the Lord Buddha is around he will be horrified to learn what has been done on his name?? the same for other religions too hope you agree?? In addition is the God’s and Prophets job to protect us we follow the teaching but not our job to protect the religions I believe……Sorry I may be wrong and playing “god” myself???

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                Just to make my self a bit more clearer…..how can we then attach a language to a religion in Sri Lanka?? a unique case??…………different races/language speakers/Colours/creeds follow the religions of their choice around the world hope you agree…..and is the same for Buddhism which spread from India to Sri Lanka and to the rest of the world hope you agree too?? even in Sri Lanka we have two languages with all religions combination?? This is one of the reasons I disagree when generalisation of Sinhala Buddhism for anything related to crimes in Sri Lanka committed on other faiths/languages as this is so fundamentally incorrect observation (1) most of Sinhala speaking Buddhists have nothing to do with what happened in our country since independence in their name (2) as they themselves are all victims too of this crime just as the criminal elements in all other reigions also responsible for the similar victimisation too?? We (YOU AND ME) the non criminal/law abiding/god fearing good people should work to educate all these “misfits” in our country??..where all others can lead a life free from “fear”forever?? How could we go about doing this is what we need to work out so we can do poverty reduction through development work/economic programs/education that benefits us all…………it is a path all other nations had to follow and we are not exempted too???

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      We don’t have to follow any other country. We are a multi religious nation.

      We have 9 percent Muslims in Sri Lanka
      The US has only 1 percent Muslims out of the total population

      This country has had religious holidays for all religions, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians, and one day of every month for the Buddhists on a full moon day. There is no need to change anything, leaders have given it careful thought and decided to observe and honor all religions.
      To not give the minority religions any special observances of their holy days, would have given us more race wars, and protests.

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      Taraki,
      You are dead wrong. Here is the list of US public holidays:
      New Year’s Day is on Monday, 01 January 2018
      Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday is on Monday, 15 January 2018
      President’s Day is on Monday, 19 February 2018
      Memorial Day is on Monday, 28 May 2018

      Independence Day USA 2018 is on Wednesday, 04 July 2018
      Labour Day is on Tuesday, 01 May 2018
      Columbus Day is on Monday, 08 October 2018

      Veterans Day is on Monday, 12 November 2018
      Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, 22 November 2018
      Christmas Day is on Tuesday, 25 December 2018

      Only Christmas day is a “Christian” holiday.
      “High time we followed the example of Godfather USA.”
      Yes indeed, why not have affirmative action for minorities, as they have? And no teaching of religion in state schools? I am sure you would love that. Please do your research before taking to your keyboard.

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        oldcodger

        “Only Christmas day is a “Christian” holiday.”

        Now it appears to be “happy shopping holidays”

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          N.V.
          Christmas nowadays has more to do with Mammon than Christ. But that is lost on people like Malinda.

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      You are a disgrace to the real Taraki, who was murdered for being a brave journalist. Change your name to something else in honor of real Taraki.

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      Taraki

      Well its neither.
      Lazy bums could stay at home and indulge in “kaala beela jollyang” inta in the name of Christians, Hindus, Muslims.
      Tell us during Christian, Hindu and Muslim holidays do the Sinhala/Buddhists go to work without additional pay at overtime rate?

      You have been sitting on your Sinhala/Buddhist brain for a long time hence you have completely forgotten to use it.

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    “Malinda Seneviratne is very sophisticated in camouflaging his racism and majoritarian mindset.”
    Those who know, know. sinhala buddhist chauvinist who lives from the wealth of NGO but criticizing NGOs at the same time.

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    ask this sinhala buddhist chauvinist what language he speaks at home? what a hypocrite?

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    Thangavelu. In the UK where you are living you can not buy a house anywhere you need. YOu live and try to live the majority english/Scottish/Irish life. Why it is wrong if sinhala majority says we are the majority. Because Minorities also want to suppress the majority and come up. Why Majoritarian, Sinhala – supremacist attitude is wrong ?. YOu make us understand who we should be. Malinda Senevirathne is correct. We should appreciaite him.

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    [edited out] What else to talk. This man has no right to talk justice since he openly justify killing thousands of Hinhalese, Tamils and Muslims.

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    Stupid racist man.

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    Stupid idiot.

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    Howdare you say that LTTE was a result of Sinhalese racism when the Tamils made racist demands seeking 50/50 thus causing division among the ethnic communities even during the time of British rule. The majority Sinhalese Buddhists are a passive community who have lived with minority communities without creating friction. The aggressive actions of certain minorities, more so the politicians of minority groups who desire to come to power in land they claim to be there own are the main reasons for ethnic tensions. The majority is always blamed when they attempt to defend themselves from any aggressive minority.

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    How
    dare you say that LTTE was a result of Sinhalese racism when the Tamils made racist demands seeking 50/50 thus causing division among the ethnic communities even during the time of British rule. The majority Sinhalese Buddhists are a passive community who have lived with minority communities without creating friction. The aggressive actions of certain minorities, more so the politicians of minority groups who desire to come to power in land they claim to be there own are the main reasons for ethnic tensions. The majority is always blamed when they attempt to defend themselves from any aggressive minority.

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      lion1

      “How dare you say that LTTE was a result of Sinhalese racism when the Tamils made racist demands seeking 50/50 thus causing division among the ethnic communities even during the time of British rule.”

      Please explain to us how demanding equal rights 50/50 caused division among the ethnic communities during the time of British rule?

      ” The majority is always blamed when they attempt to defend themselves from any aggressive minority.”

      Defending from whom?
      It was the stupid VP who defended the sovereignty of island from Hindians. All those coward lions were hiding behind VP’s bum or women folks.

      Majority should be blamed for 70 years they had total control over policies and implementations, of finance, social engineering, nation building, security, law and order, ……………………………. life and death decisions, yet you idiots cocked it up big way.

      What is your problem?
      On second thought you should be in Zoo instead in this forum.

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        Agree, NV.

        Let’s send the guy to the zoo.

        Let us humans get together to build a United Lanka.

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        Native Veddha,

        How can a populace of 15% people demand 50% of political power? What kind of democracy is that? Tamils didn’t ask for equal rights. They asked for half of the political power for themselves disregarding the majority population’s right to vote. Do not manipulate the truth Veddha.

        It was because of the VP that Hindia came to Sri Lanka in the first place. He wasn’t defending anything. When going got rough he ran for the protection of R. Premadasa. So much for the brave VP.

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    Stupid Tamil Vedda and Sinhala man
    Two of you can graze on the grass outside while the lion remains in the zoo. A word of warning however. Don’t get close to the lion’s cage, you will be transformed into beef.Also take special care of the dangly bits and protect them. Lions are very fond of balls especially.

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      This film was considered hilarious in its time:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_(film)

      Please explore and see if the entire film can now be viewed for free; Veddas and Sinhala Men are notoriously poor.

      https://vimeo.com/percyfilm

      You guys seem to make all the money.

      I don’t have the money to visit the zoo. Besides, Dr Rajan Hoole objects to visits to zoos.
      _
      This other guy, Prof. Mahinda Paliahawadena, also holds the same views:

      http://mahindapalihawadana.webs.com/

      Please see if he has written anything extolling racist Maha Kalu Sinhalayas like you.

      Also, do you still maintain that I am a Tamil who was educated in Jaffna, but now living in the South?

      To get to Angoda, do you still have to board a 134 bus?

      Please have the decency to answer all questions asked.

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