6 May, 2021

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Tamil Political Parties Must Meet With The Maha Sangha

By V. Anandasangaree –

V. Anandasangaree

The Maha Sangha had been right through out agitating for a reasonable solution for the ethnic problem. The sudden change in the attitude of the four Mahanayakas is very surprising. What made the Mahanayakas to come to this decision all of a sudden, will have to be considered seriously. I hope they will soon reconsider their decision in accordance with the high principles of Buddhism.

I will only blame the Federal Party and not the TNA for the latest developments. As far as I am concerned the TNA has lost its credibility because most decisions are taken in the name of the Federal Party and implemented in the name of the TNA. This matter is such a serious one, that needs the involvement of the entire Tamil leadership and cannot be allowed to be handled by novices in politics, who by their thoughtless utterances had created a certain amount of suspicion in the minds of even the clergy and the moderates. Even leaders like Mr. R. Sampanthan had contributed to some extent for the present developments, by saying one thing in the morning and another the next day.

During the Presidential election of 2005, the UNP candidate Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe offered Federalism as a solution to the ethnic problem and obtained 49.5 % of the votes while the SLFP candidate Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa polled about 50.5%, opposing the Federal solution. At that time I appealed to the newly elected President backed by the leftists, who under normal circumstances support a Federal solution, to consider the leftist votes as those of the supporters of a Federal solution. I also urged him to consider Federalism as a solution for the ethnic problem. If a few thousand voters had voted for the UNP, Federalism would have been accepted as a solution to the ethnic problem. The Sinhala people who came close to a Federal solution have now taken a right about turn, may be due to the thoughtless speeches and statements made by the MPs. The Federal Party in the TNA should take the blame for this change of mind, among the Sinhala people and perhaps the Maha Sangha too.

A sensitive issue should be dealt with utmost caution. Mr. R. Sampanthan is very well aware that the TNA has lost its credibility and the constituent partners of the TNA are not consulted for anything. Problems that should have been taken by the Tamil leadership cannot be dealt with by novices in politics.

In the interest of peace I strongly urge Mr. R. Sampanthan to organize a meeting for a delegation of members from various Tamil political parties, with the Maha Sangha to discuss this issue.

*V. Anandasangaree – Secretary General-TULF

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    “Tamil Political Parties Must Meet With The Maha Sangha”

    If you want to go and brown-nose a skin-head. That is your choice and no one is preventing you but you have no right to ask anyone else to do anything.

    You have been rejected by the Tamils over and over again. Like MR you cannot let go of things and holding unto TULF that does not make you a leader of anyone.

    “As far as I am concerned the TNA has lost its credibility because most decisions are taken in the name of the Federal Party and implemented in the name of the TNA. “

    And they are in parliament “elected” not “appointed” and your NOT. So shut-up for God Sake.

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      V. Anandasangaree,———————————————————————————-RE: Tamil Political Parties Must Meet With The Maha Sangha —————————————-Which Half of the so-called Maha -Sangha? The Para-Maha Sangha?
      The Crooks or those who try to follow some version of Buddhism? ————————————————————————————–Asgiriya mahanayake was appointed on vote rigging ! statements of such corrupt monks unacceptable – true nayakes rip off his robes (video)—–The three most Ven . Nayakes of a rare loft caliber , representing pristine and unadulterated Buddhism who exposed in writing the corrupt practices of Asgiriya mahanayake when he contested the mahanayake elections , charged that the latter after the deaths of monks in the Viharas , forcibly ‘captured’ those temples . Eth Kanda viharaya is one example they pointed out. When the appointment of the Asgiriya executive committee must be made based on votes of 19 temples , how come it was appointed on the votes of 5 temples ? the three true Buddhist nayakes questioned while pinpointing that is illegal .Hence the statement of such a mahanayake cannot be accepted they declared.———————————-

      The three true Buddhist nayakes who are adhering to pristine pure Buddhism went on to highlight how the Buddha sasana is being destroyed by those who are living in cubicles with air conditioned comfort and double beds, when they should instead be in a meditating chamber with a place to sleep , a water goblet , a broken coconut shell and a short stool which are all that are necessary .—————-

      The video footage of part of the soul searching media discussion of these three great and true Buddhist priests– the truly robed sons of pristine Buddhism which should open the eyes of genuine Buddhists is hereunder ——————————————– https://youtu.be/mEwAg3V-uYs

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      Thank god Ganasekera’s post is short enough for a change. LOL

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    When they go to meet Mahasanga and propose a federal solution they must also ooffer a solution to the problem of Tamils (Tamil sppeaking people ) living OUTSIDE North and East.—–
    Soma

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    It seems to me this guy is an idiot. He wants TNA to go and see the Maha Sanga. On the contrary Maha Sanga blocked all kinds of solution to the Tamil problem since independence. Maha Sanga is the issue. Even the Sinhala people are fed up with the influence of the Maha Sanga on the day to day running of the country. They are like the Ayatollahs of Iran. What the country needs is to free itself from the iron grip of the Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhism presented by the Maha Sanga of all chapters..>>>no one has the courage to stand up to the Maha Sanga, who does not shy away from condoning the thugs, dressed in saffron robes apparently with the blessing of the Maha Sanga..>>>>may be Anandasangree is begging them for a first class Sri Lankan airline flight to Colombo and a ministerial post. His last hurrah?

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    TNA has already met with the Maha Sangha and with MR.
    Anandasangaree says: “…… I strongly urge Mr. R. Sampanthan to organize a meeting for a delegation of members from various Tamil political parties, with the Maha Sangha to discuss this issue”.
    TNA is bound to meet Maha Sangha at some stage but may not include Karuna Amman and/or Devananda for obvious reasons. Anandasangaree does not have popular support among NP or EP voters.

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      KP
      It should not matter who meets the Mahasanga.
      Let the Mahasanga decide whom it will talk to.
      Whether one likes it or not, EPDP has a popular base which seems to be stronger than that of the TPNF.
      As for Karuna Ammaan, nothing is lost by his presence. He was quite a force to contend at one time.
      Karuna’s defection from the LTTE was partly the result of the LTTE’s patronizing attitude towards the East, something with origins in the FP, especially after the rise of AA.

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    The Sinhalese might have agreed to Federalism in 2005 to end the conflict peacefully. But now after having whipped the LTTE and its armed struggle the Sinhalese don’t want Federalism. The entire Tamil polity accepted the LTTE as its sole representative and took the battle to the Sinhalese for Separatism which failed miserably as they never expected the SLA under Rajapaksa leadership to win. Now it is best to learn to live in Sri Lanka as one Nation like the majority in the rest of the country are doing including the East without trying to change the entire political landscape to suit the few Tamils in the North. There should be no space for ethnically based political solution. It should be based on principles of democracy, human values, individual rights regardless of class creed or caste. Those simple valu a should guide the process of constitution making rather than everyone trying to cut their piece of the cake for their political aspirations. Change the provincial boundaries and bring down the provinces to 5( North,South, East,West, Central) land and police powers to be vested with an independent authority, provinces to adopt their state language with English being the link language in all provinces. Buddhism to be the foremost protected religion as it is a duty of all citizens to safeguard the 2500 year cultural history of this country and the religion for the sake of the whole world. This is all that is required to progress as a nation and bring about a better life for all citizens. I believe everybody will agree to this. Let’s not waste anymore time and money on ridiculous levels of governance and let’s put our tax money to work for us and not waste on politicians and the burocrats.
    Mohanlal

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      You are absolutely correct. Why doesn’t somebody forward this to the president as a solution.

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    You are a bright, honest gentlyman politicion in tjhis country. please educate our
    politicion your experinece, and advice. We learn more from you.please write more
    articals

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    Frankly, not a bad idea.
    They cannot be worse than the political leaders who have ruled the country.

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    You know what is the most laughable thing for me?
    Tamils wants Sinhala people to vote for a federal constitution as Tamils demand while they expect Sinhala people to prosecute its war winning army and political leadership…..man what do you smoke?

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    SATIM under graduates went to meet Old Son Prince. He said to them “Boys don’t make jokes, SAITM is the one we are using to bring down the Yahapalanaya, go back home and take a good rest”.

    Ayatollahs wants to hijack the secret solution making process. Sampanthar doesn’t know which direction is it going.

    In that condition, can some somebody tell what Sampanthar going ask from Ayatollahs and what may they to tell Sampanthar?

    Best Wishes!
    Hallelujah!
    Thathasthu!
    Amen!

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