31 October, 2020

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The Bodu Bala Sena And The Sinhala Psychosis

By Charles Sarvan

Charles Sarvan

Of course, when I say “Sinhala psychosis”, I don’t mean all Sinhalese: it’s merely an imprecise, but convenient, shorthand. Several Sinhalese individuals and groups, recognizing the Sinhala psychosis, its irrationality, hatred and what they lead to,  stand up against it, at great cost to themselves and their families. They do so on grounds of principle and ethics; on the conviction that all human beings are essentially equal and, therefore, entitled to equal treatment. Their stance compels respect. As for the other term, ‘psychosis’, it can be defined as a mental condition in which contact with reality, the real state of affairs, is lost.

The Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Strength Force, sounds the alarm of imminent and mortal peril to the Sinhalese “race” and Buddhism. (On “race”, see note at the end.) “The house is on fire!” “The enemy is battering down the gates!” “The ship is sinking!”  What constitutes the menace at present turns out, primarily, to be the Muslims – they make up only about 8% of the population. Since what obtains in Sri Lanka is the majoritarian system of government (as distinct from real democracy), Sinhalese Buddhists are firmly and totally in power. Therefore, the panic is absurd in the extreme: it’s not a fear but a phobia. Yet the notion of grave and imminent danger to “race” and religion is given credence, taken seriously. (As Voltaire said, those who are led to believe absurdity can also be led to commit atrocity.) The elephant trumpets to fellow elephants that he is about to be run over by two or three small foxes. Imagine a political party in Pakistan whose political platform is the cry that Islam is about to be overwhelmed by another religion. Do the leaders of the Bodu Bala Sena really believe their own cry, or is it an excuse to appoint themselves the defenders of “race” and religion and, on those grounds, stake a claim to power? Or are religion and “race” being used to dismantle, and take over, Muslim commercial ventures? (See, attitudes towards the Jews during Nazi times, a very small minority accused of wielding too much influence and power.)

It would be easy to dismiss the Bodu Bala Sena as belonging to the lunatic fringe, but history has shown that those ridiculed, underestimated and dismissed have gone on, if not to seize power, then to significantly influence events. An attempt must be made to rationally understand the irrational. As several writers, both indigenous and foreign, have noted, in Sri Lanka an overwhelming majority has a minority complex – and with the sense of insecurity and fear the latter breeds.

The life instinct is fundamental to the species, and goes to explain why the fear of not surviving is such a strong, basic and primitive (“primitive” not in a negative sense) emotion. The drive to survive leads to the fear of diminution or elimination. In turn, fear can take possession, making us react irrationally; be willing to be cruel and destructive. Scientists have studied how the introduction of fear can change, radically and negatively, behavior patterns in animals and humans. Politicians have realized, and made use of the fact that fear is a very potent force, stampeding us to atavism. Instill survival-fear, and the human herd will lash out, violently and cruelly. In politics, sadly, fear energizes and mobilizes far more effectively than appeals to compassion and unselfishness. Fear is a much more effective weapon than love; far more powerful than the appeal to reason or to concepts of justice, decency and equality. Insecurity and fear make a group seek power, domination, control and, through them, safety and survival. Frustration with the present state of affairs can also be a factor, leading to the hunt for (group self-exculpating) scapegoats. Further, attacking scapegoats diverts attention from real causes and failure.

In my opinion, the Bodu Bala Sena excites and exacerbates a psychosis lying latent in the collective rather than creating it. Since significance often lies not in the major and the dramatic but in the casual, the humorous, the seemingly trivial, I cite an instance. Many, many years ago, my mother wrote from Dehiwela where she lived to a friend of mine, warmly thanking him for his care and visits, even though I, the original connecting-link, had emigrated, and was no longer there. In turn, my friend wrote to me in London saying that he was going to frame mother’s letter so that if, one day, the Tamil Tigers were to come to his house, he could win their indulgence by showing it to them. The point is that my friend (now deceased) did not live, say, in Wellawatte which has a large Tamil concentration but in a small village in Balapitiya where few had ever inter-acted with a Tamil. My friend’s joke pointed to the phobia that then prevailed: the Tamil Tigers (who perhaps numbered 20,000 at their height) were going to take over the whole island. (That both my friend’s sons were in the army, and their lives endangered, may help towards understanding.)

Phobia, as distinct from fear, though unfounded and irrational, is very real to those infected (one would say, “possessed”) by it. Indeed, a phobia, being generalized and vague, rather than factual and logical, can become more real than fear grounded in reality. This is the danger of the Bodu Bala Sena and why to dismiss them with disregard as not deserving of attention is a mistake.

How this psychosis took root over the years; came to exist and flourish, is a complex phenomenon that historians and sociologists have attempted to explain. But their findings have not reached the popular mind and imagination (partly because most of the discourse has been in English).  Group self-understanding, rationality and sanity will extirpate phobia, and dispel present obsessions. Real issues and problems will, hopefully, then come to preoccupy the people.

Note. I place the word “race” within marks because it has long been established that there is no scientific basis for race. Studies of the human genome leave no doubt that the genetic endowment of humanity is a single continuum. Race is a fiction. We are all cut from the same genetic cloth.  For example, there is no known Jewish gene: Richard Lewontin, ‘Is there a Jewish Gene?’, NYRB, 6-19 December, 2012.  As for the Aryan race, even during the period of the Buddha, in the sixth century BCE, the term Aryan ceased to have any racial connotation. It was simply a descriptive term meaning ‘noble’: Gananath Obeyesekere , quoted by S. J. Thambiah in ‘Sri Lanka: Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy’, London, 1986. The dynasty of Tamil kings who ruled the Tamil kingdom of Jaffna in the 13th and 14th centuries boasted the name Ariyacakkaravarti (Aryan universal monarchs) and their capital was called Cinkainakar (Lion City).  See also the 1882 publication of the Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, reprinted by Asian Educational Services, India, 1996, under the title Ibn Batuta in the Maldives and Ceylon: “All the Kings of Jaffna seem to have been called Ariya or Ariyan – an old title in India” (note at the end of page 37)

Read the Sinhala translation here. Translated by Yahapalanaya Lanka

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    Bodu Bala Sena is doing in the South what the Rajapakses continue to do in the North and the East in a much wider and deeper scale what was done by the previous governments from 1948.
    The President’s refusal to release the reports of the 15 Commissions/Committees he appointed in the last seven years is what created Bodu Bala Sena.
    The release of the reports will evaporate Bodu Bala Sena.
    Those who want to get rid of Bodu Bala Sena must demand the release of these 15 reports.
    How many people know what these Commissions/Committees were appointed to investigate?
    Unless they know this they won’t demand the release of the reports.
    Please look at this:
    A List of Commissions of Inquiry and Committees Appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka (2006 – 2012), 12 March 2012, http://www.scribd.com/doc/85007346/A-List-of-Commissions-of-Inquiry-and-Committees-Appointed-by-the-Government-of-Sri-Lanka-2006-%E2%80%93-2012

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    LLRC website was hacked a few weeks ago. Who hacked it? Who would hack it?
    The unseen force that hacked LLRC should be the one that props up Bodu Bala Sena. This island is too small for another force when it is too small for even an Opposition in the Parliament.

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    Bodu Bala Sena nicely fits in with the words and deeds of the last seven years of the Rajapakses:

    ”ape miniha. that is how we do it”

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    You are so very correct Dr. Charles Sarvan.

    The fear of the unknown or what might be is far more terrifying to the human being than the known or what will be.

    Those who play on this weakness in the human mental makeup must be stalled in their tracks before they turn an entire nation into raving psychopaths.

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    The Law of Nature defines, the fear of survival turning into an obsession to survive by destructive means is a quicker way to extinction of a species.

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    Dr/ Prof. Sarwan,

    I enjoyed reading your blog. What you say is true. However, can you also in a future blog discuss the Tamil psychosis and how it manifests? This may be an original sin or a secondary phenomenon. But it exists in a minority among the larger and normal Tamil population.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dear Dr,

      I am not sure what you are trying to say and who you are trying to please but I think you fit in to the following
      an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality”.

      The term “psychosis” is very broad and can mean anything from relatively normal aberrant experiences through to the complex and catatonic expressions of schizophrenia and bipolar type 1 disorder.[3][4] Moreover a wide variety of central nervous system diseases, from both external substances and internal physiologic illness, can produce symptoms of psychosis.
      The minority that you mention among the Tamils( in fact they are the majority) are the war widows, the orphans, the rape victims the displaced, the mothers of missing sons and daughters.
      I am not sure if you are looking for favours from MR and you should be ashemed of yourself trying to rubbish everything constructive and you sound more like an animal doctor rahter than a human doctor so put up or shut up

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        Kali,

        Please explain why there cannot be a Tamil Psychosis, if there is something called Sinhala psychosis. After answering this question, please reaxamine your comment analysing my psychosis and motives. You may discover something you have not known about yourself.

        Dr.RN

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          Dr,

          This is real life we are talking about. Not pound for pound like for like. You dont get it do you sad.

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            Sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    BBS may be a minority, but when no action is taken to stop them, it seems that this is the stand of the majority of the majority. The threat to Buddhism is real but not from without, it is from within.

    After all the actions of these bigots is against the principles of their religon which they claim to protect. Religon does not live on paper, it has to be practiced by people. No doubt this type of vicious behaviour is embarrasing to the true followers of Gautama Siddharta.

    However no priest is prepared to criticise another priest, nor is the govt and opposition prepared to endanger their vote base by being percieved to be anti sinhala buddhist. So the thugs run free to pervert the teachings of the Buddha.

    ‘Kassapa, just as gold does not disappear so long as counterfeit gold has not arisen in the world, even so, the True Dharma does not disappear so long as a counterfeit Dharma does not rise in the world. But when a counterfeit Dharma has arisen in the world, then the True Dharma disappears.
    It is not the earth element, Kassapa, that causes the True Dharma to disappear, nor the water element, nor the fire element, nor the wind element. It is the spiritually empty people (mogha purisa) who arise right here (in this religion) who cause the True Dharma to disappear.’

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    Bodu bala sena accusing other communities(Christian/Muslims) for their extictions is meaningless.since independence How many buddhists been killed by Buddhists?more than 250000.how many Buddhists killed
    by LTTE?less than 40000.continuously Buddhists are milead by successive governments.

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    eureka

    The undemocratic nature of Sri Lankan nation building process has been unleashing all sorts of undesirable socio economic political forces such as the ones which brought to power SWRD B continue to throw up militants such as JVP, JHU, LTTE and others.

    On every occasion the state builders, Sinhala/Buddhists not only failed to grasp the nettle but were actively encouraging reactionaries to carve out their own niche in the state structure.

    Unsurprisingly Bodu Bala Sena is freshly re-branded old kasipu in new bottle.

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      Sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    Please dont make comments that could arouse their anger or maitreya.They are Buddha Putras who have inherited the Saasana. Throughout centuries they have developed the Saasana and the Dhamma to suit their creed and are tacitly accepted as the custodians – rather prorietors – of the saasana and the Dhamma. Be careful. They can send you to hell!Any way please dont make this an issue to disparage all Sinhalese Buddhists as the majority of them do not follow their super Buddhism. If the Buddha knew this sad state of affairs he might not have preached his Dhamma or might have embraced some other religion.

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    R’ plays different card to divate attention as he is going to loose in UN voting. May be his plan loose and blame muslims. Obviously he trys to fool the world and he never realises that he is a fool.

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    Bbs and nazi Germans had same goal,let’s
    Stop bbs now before all Sri lankens get wiped out.
    Bbs is a hatred spewing terrorist organization,funded
    By expat Buddhist to have war in Sri Lanka,
    So they can imagine to come to a singhala baudha ratak.
    I am from down south and being singhala,budhist or Muslim doesn’t
    Concern us .what concerns us is cost of living,
    Alam

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    I am glad the readership benefits from the learning of our own Prof Charles Sarvan, whose scholarship benefited tens of thousands of students in Africa – and now in Germany. CT stands to be thanked once more.

    “The majoritarian system of Govt (as distinct from real democracy)” is what we are fated to live under, although the majority fool themselves we are a democracy in the real sense. We are not.

    “Sinhalese Buddhists are firmly and totally in control…It is not fear but phobia” let’s the cat out of the bag. BBS, JHU and the new outfit Sinhala Ravaya are all allegedly creatures of leading State actors to take away the focus of attention of the masses from the burning issues of the day. They are piling up. Therefore, while the State – for the record and for local-foreign consumption – speaks hoarsely and ceaselessly the law will be used fully to ensure protection to the minorities, surreptitiously orders the Police to remain inactive when mobs attack the commercial assets of minorities
    led by the politicised clergy. Muslim businesses have the right for Police protection and security. They provide employment, pay taxes and provide a useful service to citizens. Mere platitudes from the Govt will not do. The job is to remove the climate of fear instilled in them in recent times by merely getting the law to act in its full force – without fear or favour.

    Will we “rationally understand the irrational” in our time – something that has been growing since the mid-1950s and has since taken a massive toll of the country’s resources – both human and economic.

    Senguttuvan

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    Dr. Sarvan:
    I must take issue with your statement that, ” Several Sinhalese individuals and groups, recognizing the Sinhala psychosis, its irrationality, hatred and what they lead to, stand up against it, at great cost to themselves and their families.” I wish you were right, however, the number of Sinhalese individuals and organizations that take issue with the blatant racism promoted by this government – while deserving of recognition and admiration – are very few and far between. Particularly, if you don’t count those in the various “Forums” who, from their ivory towers periodically issue “words of wisdom” to us, the “peasantry” of Sri Lanka!

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    Bodu Bala Sena is undoubtedly backed and financially supported by the government itself.They proclaim what the present day rulers want to say.At tha same time,pretend to be the saviors of the nation and preach about the peace and harmony that shoud prevail in the country.Our Buddhists are extremely over the matters related to religion and these extremist priests know this situation and make use of it to win their(and also the government’s) targets.

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    Why all of are against the bodu bala sena????can you all answerr few qustions
    01.As non Muslims we don’t need Halal then why should we pay for that???
    02.Can we build any temple in Saudi or another Muslim country like these people building mosques here???
    03.go to any Muslim shop like Nolimt,Hameedia,Fashion bug. COUNT HOW MANY NON MUSLIM MALE EMPLOYEEES THEY HAVE???
    04.WARNING….dont forget what happened to Prabakaran.Sinhala Buddisht are so peaceful but if you try to misuse it WE CAN DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY..

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      Dear Asanka,Here is my answer to your question.

      1)Halal certificate is not mandatory or a requirement for non muslim.There is no compulsion for any business entity to get a halal certificate.They simply get it to draw muslim customers. Hence if aby business entity wishes to obtain the Halal certificate it should be purely at their discretion and expense. customer be it muslims or non muslims should not be laible to pay for it.

      2. Places of worship in a country or place needs to be a requiste of the local community. If there are no budhist citizens in Saudi Arabia – there is no need to build a temple . For the expartriate community there is every facility provided in the respective embassies to follow their religious practices.

      3. This kind of thing happens as there are gaps in the local laws. Did you check how many muslim employees are there in Sampath bank? Local laws need to be ammended to ensure a balance working enviroment is maintained. On the other hand one must not forget how many Sri Lankan non muslims are employed in Muslims countries around the globe . imagine what would be the status of Sri Lanka ; if these muslim countries decide to repatriate all sri lankan non muslims from their soil. Lets hope they will not be influenced by your thinking .

      4. Let me remind you that Buddah never preached – violence . So much so there are many proverbs well rooted in our lankan society. Avi Gaththo Avienma nasi – is one that immideately came to mind . please read the book on ‘ Failed States ‘ and you will understand that its the people make or break the states. WE must learn from our past blunders – stop being so silly – grow up – contribute to the countries development – Together we stand – divided we fall

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        I do not about halal, but pls do not try to white wash the Saudi.
        They never tolerate another religion. If it’s Islamic law, it imies that Islam is a religion which do not tolerate any other religion. This is not only SL, in everywhere in the world Muslim has become a problem. We can not blame Mulsims, because that is their nature. But its our idot politicians who have put sinhala buddhists into this jeopody.

        Muslims mentality is well shown in SL-Pakistan cricket matches!!!

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      because BBs is a extremist group that is why people are talking about.
      non muslims like are working in the middle east countries they eat all halal food, because u have no options. muslims will pay more price for halal u dont buy halal products its simple my brother

      saudi is not a democratic country its a kingdom. they have 100% muslims they are not multi religions like in sri lanka. muslim countries have temples,churches in bahrain,dubai,kuwait,oman.

      most of the sinhalese own shops in sri lanka have majority sinhalese employees even in the government sector etc. yes i do agree brother educated sinhalese are peace loving people.

      your warning should be kept for yourselve brother. when LTTE was controlling the north for almost 30 years you did not warn anyone, now you are warning and standing up.

      when you are majorities in the country you should love the minorities not to harm them unless they harm you. sorry to say you cannot do whatever is necessary there is a law and order in sri lanka. if there is no law in the country, yes you can do anything, am i right brother.

      Mind your words brother sri lanka is on the boiling water of Human Rights violation etc.

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      Asanka,

      Though off topic,
      Let me debunk few of your myths you are made to believe around Halal (translated “Allowed” in English) by BBS, and other myths.

      1. Halal in all aspects ensures to a Buddhist that the product they are consuming is free from Animal ingredients EXCLUDING meat products (which is anyway HARAM (not Allowed) for Buddhists), the general theory presented by BBS regarding this is why do you need Halal for water and paint brushes and few other items like that. JAT Holdings one of the manufacturers of the so called Halal Brush gave a good explanation regarding this, majority of the brush manufacturers today use Hog hair for the bristles JAT Holdings (a Buddhist owned establishment) went on to explain that this is not acceptable even to Buddhists (I am sure you agree), with regard to water it is a known fact charcoal derived (by incinerating) from Animal bones is used in the purification process which I am sure is not acceptable even to Buddhists

      2. With regard to the question of building temples in Saudi Arabia, if you posted this question on the basis that Islam prohibits anyone from building temples you are wrong, there is no such prohibition. And Saudi or any other so called Muslim countries are not examples of an Islamic state such state do not exist. If you really want to see temples in majority Muslim countries check Malaysia, Indonesia etc. where there is a Buddhist community. If you want an Islamic republic as example take Egypt there is a thriving community of Coptic Christians there.

      3. The establishments you are referring to small medium scale businesses, and I am sure there are plenty of Buddhists in these organization, let’s talk about large scale Muslim organizations such as HEMAS, BRANDIX; BRANDIX for example employs 45,000 people and less than 2000 of them are Muslims. It is unfortunate Muslims are apologetic in their approach to explain these facts and sweep it under the carpet in fear of retaliation.

      4. Yes you can do whatever is necessary, but I am sure you or me will not see the end result in our life time, unless I wasted my time replying to a 8 year old kid.

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      Lately enlightened… Namo Sankhara!

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    Dear brother asanka

    who force you to pay for halal food , eat the non halal food ,it is your choice. do the home work correct before commenting.halal will bring more money from export and tourism will increase. you are not paying more for halal.i know all of you aware but just for the sake of argument you all are talking.

    if you are a citizen of saudi arabia , then you will have a right to build temple in saudi arabia , that you should ask the saudi government but not in sri lanka. muslims not belongs to saudi goverment.

    lets live in peace, dont trap in to the false guidance.

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      Can we find Not-halal food in Sri Lanka? Tell us where we can find them? At least admit that we have the right not to eat Hallal as you have the right to ask for Halal? I am not going to ask whether you eat only Halal at each and every time?????????????

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        halal is a muslim way of slaughtering of kettles for our food and to make sure there is not pork fat is included in it. Now you may buy non halal food in sri lanka after the BBS intervention on halal certificates.

        check the packs which for non halal in sri lanka. its your choice what you want. muslims will buy halal food non muslims will buy non halal its not a big issue.

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        Okay let me answer another Halal (Allowed) Joker!

        1. Halal in all aspects ensures to a Buddhist that the product they are consuming is free from Animal ingredients EXCLUDING meat products (which is anyway HARAM (not Allowed) for Buddhists), the general theory presented by BBS regarding this is why do you need Halal for water and paint brushes and few other items like that. JAT Holdings one of the manufacturers of the so called Halal Brush gave a good explanation regarding this, majority of the brush manufacturers today use Hog hair for the bristles JAT Holdings (a Buddhist owned establishment) went on to explain that this is not acceptable even to Buddhists (I am sure you agree), with regard to water it is a known fact charcoal derived (by incinerating) from Animal bones is used in the purification process which I am sure is not acceptable even to Buddhists

        By saying this I am NOT forcing you to eat or consume products that do not include animal ingredients, if you want to paint your home with Hog hair it is your right, if you want to drink water purified through animal bones then again it is your right, we respect that. But don’t call your self a Buddhist in this case you don’t have the right to do so!! Call yourself a henchman of Gota, Galagodaatte, Kirama or even MaRa that is most appropriate. Don’t denigrate the name of Buddha for your personal gains you have no right whatsoever to do that.

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    But please count how many Musims (males and females ) are there in Maliban, Sampath Bank, House of Fashions, Kandygs etc etc. or for that matter in Public Service. There are hardly any Muslim employees- not even females) in these shops. It is a trite saying that when you point one finger , four fingers point at you

    No body wants you to eat Halaal- I support BBS to boycott Halaal. Anyway BBS has come in good time. No one is talking about the price increase of petrol or diesel, but its Halaal and halaal. No one worries about the price of milk foods, but the sochcham they pay for Halal which they can easily not incur by not purchasing.

    Ask your Sinhala companies to withdraw the Halal certificate, they are not going to loose as Muslims are less than 10%. Siddhalepa has done it and why not others.

    Don’t forget that if Muslims had not supported the LTTE, today we Sri Lankans wouldn’t have peace. Muslims in the North were sent out for supporting our Government. It was also the Pakistani weapons that came to rescue us. Most of the intelligence for the army was done by Muslims who knew both the language.

    We are Sri Lankans and not Saudis. We came from the Middle East and India long years ago. We have been here before the Portuguese may before that too. I am not sure of that so I am saying that we came before Portuguese.

    As a Sri Lankan I don;t think I need to defend Saudi. We know what happened and happenings to Ariyawathies and Rizanas. So we dont have any allegiance to Saudi excepting the fact that the 2 holy places are there and some of the Sri Lankans for want of better jobs and the cost of living are going there to earn. I think we can stop all men and women going to Saudi to work, without complaining about Saudi and knowing very well that both men and women who go there suffer so much. Perhaps cost of living will come down drastically if the payment made to obtain Halaal certificate is withdrawn and we don’t have to send our poor Sri Lankans to work for a “socham” pay.

    Don’t forget the historical past.

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    Bring all housemaid ‘s from midleast so so they can produce their daughters as prostitutes in side there own house just to earn some money to survive.

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    BODUBALA SENA IS THE SHORT NAME FOR BODU SANSKRUTHIKA BALA SENA

    DHAMMA WILL BE THERE FOR EVER NOBODY HAS TO PROTECT DHAMMA . BUT BUDDHIST HAVE TO PROTECT THEIRCULTURE BASED ON BUDDHISM
    THAT IS WHAT KING DUTUGEMUNU AND OTHERS DID.WE HAD TO FIGHT WITH CHOLA . PORTUGESE DUTCH AND BRITISH THEN TAMIL TERRORISTS

    SINHALESE HAVE BEEN WATCHING WITH SO MUCH OF PATIENCE WHAT MUSLIMS WERE DOING IN THIS COUNTRY FROM 1915 AND MINISTER ASHROFF DESTROYING DEEGHAVAPI ETC. ETC.
    THIS BALASENA HAD TO FIGHT IN 1818AND 1848 AGAINST BRITISH FOR THIS PURPOSE – OUR FREEDOM– WHILE TAMILS AND MUSLIMS SUPPORTED BRITISH

    NOTHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED IF MUSLIMS WERE GREATFUL TO SINHALESE WHO GAVE THEM SHELTER NOW WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
    WILL SOUDI ALLOW BUDDHIST PRIESTS OR ANY OTHER CLERGY TO GO THEIR AND
    PREACH DHAMMA TO MUSLIMS — NOT TO CONVERT– EVEN JUST TO ENLIGHTEN MUSLIMS ABOUT OTHER PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGIONS?
    WILL THEY ALLOW BUDDHISTS TO GO THERE AND EXPLAIN HOW BUDDHIST AND FREE THINKERS THINK ABOUT JIHAD . CONVERSION BY FORCE,DESTROYING OTHER CULTURES-DESTROYING BHAMIAN STATUES
    THESE MINORITIES HAVE COME TO KNOW THAT SINHSLESE ARE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE ALL THIS UNDERCUT WORK AFTER KILLING PRABHAKARAN THE SO CALLED MIGHTY MILITANTS.
    TAMIL TERRORISTS BECAME POWERFUL BECAUSE OF UNPATRIOTIC U.N.P LEADERS AND CHANDRIKA SOME PEOPLE VOTED U.N.P BECAUSE THEY WERE IGNORANT .OF CURRENT AFFAIRS.BODU JATHIKA CHINTANAYA HELPED THEM TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO DONOW. WE DONT KILL OTHER RELIGIONISTS LIKE MUSLIMS DO IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

    IAM SURE THAT THEY WILL PRAISE SINHALESE IF WE ARE NOT AWAKENED AND JUST KEEP QUIET LIKE BEFORE MAHINDA”S TIME WORRYING ABOUT MONEY -COST OF LIVING- LIKE ALAM – SALAM -DOWN SOUTH– BETRAYING EVERYTHING FOR MONEY
    MUSLIMS! DO NOT WORRY BUDDHISTS WILL NOT MASSACRE U LIKE U DO TO OTHERS WE ARE ONLY AWAKENING SINHALA BUDDHISTS BECAUSE WE DONT WANT ANOTHER 30 YEAR WAR THIS IS A KIND OF KARATE LESSON GIVEN TO SINHALA BUDDHIST FOR THEIR SELF DEFENCE

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      Dharmasiri seneviratne

      “THAT IS WHAT KING DUTUGEMUNU AND OTHERS DID.WE HAD TO FIGHT WITH CHOLA . PORTUGESE DUTCH AND BRITISH THEN TAMIL TERRORISTS”

      You have a point there.

      Didn’t you have to fight the Sinhala/Buddhist JVP terrorists? Not ones but twice?

      Elara was concerned about people and soldiers dying on both sides hence opted for duel at very old age fighting a young naughty boy dutta.

      Chola withdrew from the island due to their empire was overstretched.

      Sinhala/Buddhist didn’t get rid of Portuguese, Dutch, British or the Tamil terrorists. In the latter’s case it was the International Community which obliterated the LTTE.

      The last war against the British was fought by my people while the Sinhala/Buddhists kept betraying the Kandyan Kingdom.

      “IAM SURE THAT THEY WILL PRAISE SINHALESE IF WE ARE NOT AWAKENED AND JUST KEEP QUIET LIKE BEFORE MAHINDA”S TIME”

      Many of us are trying very hard to wake you up for many many years with no result. After drinking too much of local kasipu the Sinhahala/Buddhism we are not sure whether you are fast asleep or in coma.

      Imported opium ruined part of China. Similar destruction is taking place in the island not by imported opium but by locally brewed Sinhala/Buddhism.

      You don’t need foreigners to destroy you. You are splendidly doing it yourself.

      Destroy yourself while it lasts. I am proud of you.

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        The locally brewed katukambi will obliterate the census, i mean it could spay the men was a foretasted evidence among the Sinhalese.

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      mongolian buddhism is an imported trash.

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      muslims did not betyed sinhalese brother but muslims in sri lanka and other muslim countries also support sri lankan during the 30 years of war in our country. do you want me to name those countries. they help piloting the kfir jets,gave multi barrels,weapons,money,military trainings etc. brother dont forget these helps and you cannot forget too. feeding snake is going to bite the charmer.

      sinhalese,muslims,tamils and christians brothers have been working in the middle easter countries for quiet long time with friendship and good brotherhood, so why cant we do the same in our country with HATRE and silly issues. tell me brother for how long we are going to live in this universe, those came and gone we too have to depart soon or later but good memories should exists.

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      yes, cholas defiled our culture. it is to destroy that culture that elara built many a temple and was honoured after death even by dutugemunu.

      i doubt 90% of these extremist whackjobs have actually read the mahavamsa, culavamsa and raajaavaliya.

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    Dear Sinhalese Brothers & Sisters,
    My questions to Bodu Bala Sena
    -What do Buddhists monks eat every day? Who prepares and provides their food?
    -What does most of the Buddhist eat in Sri Lanka?
    Answers are simple. Rice and vegetable curry or dry fish (these are naturally halal for Muslims)
    Some Buddhists eat beef, chicken, mutton and pork. For this we can have separate slaughter houses run by Buddhists.
    Everybody knows that MR and his regime is behind this BBS..Now Muslims and next Christians in their agenda..wait and see!!!

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    Israel recruited 1500 agricultural workers from SriLanka. Their purpose of recruiting from Srilanka was to use them as a conduit to fund the BBS to destabilize the racial harmony that existed for centuries in our motherland. Our Governments inaction , would definitely, make the UNP much stronger in any future election. Muslims have already started polarizing around the opposition. The back boneless so called muslim selfish leaders who are there in the Government in order to get their personal benefits will be rejected by the muslim community in any future election. The nepotism, corruption, social injustice and the sky rocketing cost of living will not help the ruling class to boast of their role in liberating the country from LTTE. In England, the prime minister Sir Winston Churchill lost the general election immediately after winning the 2nd World War.

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    In my point of view this article is a real “gon Part.” When he is not in the group he feels worry on the others’ fight for their rights? Can you plz show me any country where this so-colled absolute democracy is being practiced? those terms are systems only to bancrupt other nations. We as Sinhalese has our own right to identify the problem in advance. Why you heroes never worries about how Buddhist and sinhalase are illtreated in other countries? How can you not see the danger Buddhist face? Did you tell one Single term when Crazy afgan Muslims destroyed Buddhist sites? Are suggesting us to wait to undewrgo the same misery??????????????

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      muslims did not destroyed ur buddhist statues in afganistan it was done by the terrorist group for your information. terrorists dont have religion,cast, bla bla they are terrorist.
      no muslim attacked any buddhist temples in sri lanka but you have attacked many muslim worship places. dont compare the other muslim countries to this. this is a very simpe issue halal but made a big issue out of it. stick to the point in sri lanka.
      Afganistan and saudi is not in sri lanka.

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    Asanka, The critics in here did not answer your questions. BBS protest not only against Halal but the money ACJU earning annually by issuing Halal certificates. No person or institution in SL allows to issue standard certificates or permits for money except SLS or ISO[Internationally]. Some says there are about 4000 halal items [and the number increasing daily] and the money ACJU earning annually about 780 million. What’s happening to this money? This country has one law and everybody must adhere it.

    Today in SL there are mosques everywhere exceeding temples or churchs. In the East alone more than 500 mosques. Who allow them to erect so many mosques and for what? During CBK era she allows minister Ashroff to do whatever he likes in East. Ashroff cheat Digawapi Priest by construct small hall for alms-giving purposes and grab almost 10,000 acres out of 12000 acres which belong to Digawapi temple from ancient times by the approval of CBK. I can give many more examples in the East.

    Not in Saudi Arabia but where 20% of the total population are buddhist in Malasia. To build a buddhist shrine or a temple in Malasia very difficult. There a so many hurdles. I don’t know why MR not following the same way and implement “Bumiputhra” system here to protect maority rights.

    Most of criics here as well as other non buddhits in SL thinks that buddhist must not protest against minorities unlawful actions,demands and stay calm and quiet ‘cos we are the followers of Buddha who taught to pay compassion to everybody.

    What BBS need to do now is ask all sinhalese to abstain from buying commodities from non sinhalese shops. Bcause of BBS protests minority business men scared that they loose business here and desperately trying to prevent BBS further actions.

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      Rana,
      you say that “SL there are mosques everywhere exceeding temples or churchs. In the East alone more than 500 mosques”.

      I don’t know how to respond to irrational arguments like this. You out number us 8 to 1, yet you think we have more mosques than temples. Even if what you say is true isnt it a good thing to have pansalas ,churches and Kovils. The idea of religion is to make people righteous..

      Help me understand. Lets say we destroy all the places of worship that you don’t like such as mosques, churches and kovils and leave only temples standing will it make you happy?

      I hope it does. But it won’t cos you will then say we are making more money than you and try to stop us in business and ask us to give up doing business.

      This is what you did to the tamils and now you are turning on the muslims.

      You think we are responsible for your problems, so once you destroy us you will have to fight among yourselves. Because the problem is within you and there is nothing we minorities can do about it. This is when this country will go to ruin

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      Dear Fellow Sri Lankan why you are so narrow miended?did Muslims band you Sinhalise to not have more than two children?did we Muslims ask you to not to attend to Temples?Just take to account not even a single Bar is Run or Belong to Muslims in Sl ,what Buddist are doing during Poya Days so dont wast your time with hating Muslims do some thing good for your Buddist Brothers.

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      come to the point in sri lanka, dont take turns if you dont have questions to ask. malaysia,afganistan and saudi arabia is not in sri lanka. we have a halal certificate issue in sri lanka. we should discuss issues of sri lanka .

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      500 mosques in east.
      from where are you getting these figures.
      No truth in it.
      Please be responsible in your comments.

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    NIZAR
    THERE WAS HARMONY BECAUSE BUDDHISTS TOLERATED ALL YOUR BULSHIT FOR A LONG TIME DONOT PRETEND THAT U KNOW NOTHING ABOUT 1915 AND DEEGHAVAPI– OLUVIL ETC… PATRIOTIC SINHALESE HAD TO LAUNCH A MASSIVE PROGRAM TO AWAKE SINHALA “western slaves” WHO WERE TRAINED AND EDUCATED BY “macoli EDUCATORS”—

    SINHALA JATHIKA CHINTHANAYA defeated u.n.p vijathika chinthanaya

    CHURCHIL WAS FIGHTING TO DESTROY OTHER COUNTRIES . WE FAUGHT WITH PRABHAKARAN TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND CULTURE AND MHINDA DID IT BECAUSE SINHALA BUDDHISTS FORCED AND HELPED HIM TO DO IT. FINALY SINHALA BODU BALAVEGAYA HAVE COME FORWARD TO HELP HIM
    DO NOT COMPARE IMPERIELIST BRITISH MURDERERS WITH SINHALESE BUDDHISTS

    BUDDHISTS WILL NEVER EVER DO A BLANKET BOMBING TO U ALL LIKE WESTERNERS OR AS MUSLIMS DO IN OTHER COUNTRIES . BE THANKFUL TO SINHALESE. AND BE FRANK TO TELL US WHAT U WILL DO TO US IF U WERE 75% IN SRILANKA AND WE WERE ONLY 8%

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      Dharmasiri,

      You say “BUDDHISTS WILL NEVER EVER DO A BLANKET BOMBING TO U ALL LIKE WESTERNERS OR AS MUSLIMS DO IN OTHER COUNTRIES . BE THANKFUL TO SINHALESE. AND BE FRANK TO TELL US WHAT U WILL DO TO US IF U WERE 75% IN SRILANKA AND WE WERE ONLY 8%”

      What Westeners or Muslims did Blanket Bomb their own Minority communities in their own countries……..Where did you get these information from. Westeners did Blanket bomb because the terrorists wanted to destroy West like 9/11. Muslims are fighting among themselves for their own liberation and freedom from their dictator rulers.

      What do you think what Sinhala Buddhists did to minority Tamil community in Colombo and suburbs in 1983 who lived with them for generations without any harm or hurting each other.
      Didn’t you massacared Tamils in cold blood and with animalistic instincts killing Tamil minority community…..and now with BBS Govt. instigating the same violance.

      Please read my below comment where I have analysed the true being of Sinhala Theravada Buddhist Philosophy.

      Sri Lanka’s politics and day to day lives are controlled by invisible Therevada buddhism which is practised only in poor SE Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos etc…………..while Mahayana buddhism is practiced by Developped countries such as Japan, China, Korea,Mongolia etc….
      Please visit following veb.

      http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/schools1.htm
      http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/snapshot02.htm
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_vegetarianism

      By calling Sri Lanka a Sinhala Buddhist country is the first racist remark and the Logo given to it inviourably telling all other races and religions are inferior and should stay below the Sinhala Buddhists. None other developped countries address their countries giving a racial and a religious face to it.

      This could be part of Racist Therevada Buddhist priests preaching to supress other communities and religions….or it could be only reserved to Sinhala race with an inferior complex..…..Visit following veb….
      http://buddhism.yoexpert.com/mahayana-buddhism/what-is-the-mahayana-buddhist-tradition-and-how-do-31942.html

      1)How come in Sri Lanka never appoint a President, Prime Minister,Most of the Ministers, commanders of any armed force,Police IGP, Ninetry percent (90% ) of diplomats et.etc..other than Sinhala Buddhist. Even USA a black man who come from slave ancestors became the President. Could you ever expect it in Sri Lanka.

      2)All Corporation Heads and middle management and minor staff (95%) are Sinhala people and most of them are Buddhist, when Sinhala population represent only 70% of the population.Tamil and minority population represent only 5% of strate and Govt. jobs.

      3)What kind of development you talk 65 years after Independence with a bunch of uneducated, uncultured, thugs running our parliament…….and 95% of them are Sinhala Buddhist……..while country, it’s economy and it’s communities, it’s development, it’s resources been gang raped by respective heads of the country’s rulers and it’s Sinhala Buddhist parliament goons continously 65 years after Independence.

      4)Why SWRD Banda who was a Christian and an Oxford educated…..came to Sri Lanka and Became a buddhist and changed national language to Sinhala in 24 hours…..which led the country’s distruction ever since.

      5)Why did Sir John Kotalawela said to SWRD BANDA not to unleash the yellow robe dogs that he leashed……….but Banda not listened to him and unleashed them and thereby paid with his life.Why Sir John said so……..

      6)Now MR doing the same Banda did and will get his as…s scr…..ewed also. Giving them luxury cars, unlimited land deeds, unlimited air tickets, dana, mega buildings, Buddha statutes,TV and media coverage, building pansalas in North East and other parts of the country, unlimited monies to pansalas are few of them…… and not to any other Minority religions in the country……..

      Don’t you see there is a clear difference between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist preachings…………and their rulers and citizens behaviour.

      7)BBS is nothing but an emerging racist Extrimist Therevada Sinhala Buddhist Cult geared to suppress all other Communities and religions in Sri Lanka. Also MARA using BBS to maintain his dictatorial dynasty in Sri Lanka.

      What happened to all our educated, cultured and respectable Burgher, Portuguese, Tamil, Malay and Sinhala Christian communities……other than leaving Sri Lanka to other countries ….leaving the Racist uneducated, uncultured Buddhist Sinhala envious and jealours racists who do not like other communities comming up in life.

      THEREFORE WHILE MOST OF THE COUNTRIES THAT FOLLOW THEREVADA BUDDHISM ARE POOR AND CONSTANTLY HAVE CONFLICTS WITH OTHER COMMUNITIES AND RELIGIONS………COUNTRIES THAT FOLLOW MAHAYANA BUDDHISM ARE MORE ADVANCE AND DEVELOPPED AND FRIENDLY AND ACCOMODATING TOWARDS OTHER RACES AND RELIGIONS.

      THEREFORE IT IS TIME SOMEBODY DO MORE RESEARCH TO FIND WHICH BUDDHIST SECT IS MORE HUMANE, FRIENDLY AND ACCOMODATING TOWARDS OTHER RELIGIONS AND RACES WHILE LEADING A LIFE TOWARDS PROSPERITY BOTH IN THIS WORLD AND THE WORLD AFTER.

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      These ‘will’ and ‘could be’ arguments shouldn’t be a clause in your question, but think like a Buddhist gentleman for reprisals in some fruitful arguments.

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    I never did say that I ‘liked’ this article. How come that my facebook link come under the like column next to Suchith Mohotti’s. If this is not taken out within days I will start writing in my facebook againt this writer and his article.

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    A government in Sri Lanka can be formed exclusively with Sinhala votes. The presidential election will be held in 2014 and parliamentary election will be in 2016. The MR party is trying to show the Sinhala community that they are the custodians of Sinhalaese. That is why all these demostrations and trouble in the country. Their manipulation an cause immense damage to the country but they are not worried about that.All what they want an election victory at any cost

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    I will counter this writers arguments, and if my comments do not appear under comments, I will post the same in my facebook if this ‘like’ / stated approval is not taken out.

    @Harin, we cannot do any thing with your facebook, you should contact them – CT

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    what does bodu bala sena mean. does it mean the guys are looking for women to rape and children to molest. i guess they have just returned from haiti. sinhala primitive scum.

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    “Israel recruited 1500 agricultural workers from SriLanka. Their purpose of recruiting from Srilanka was to use them as a conduit to fund the BBS to destabilize the racial harmony…” says reader M. Nizar. It is this kind of reckless and unsubstantiated provocation that provides grist to the BBS/Sinhala Ravaya extremist mill. Israel, concerned with serious violence (bombs, landmines) set off in its populated cities – with the connivance of its Guest-Workers from the neighbourhood – has decided, as Govt Policy, to replace essential labour-domestic help from friendly countries – on temporary basis. To twist this to suit the narrow agendas of local interests can well backfire.

    Senguttuvan

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      Senguttuvan

      Chosen people from one part of the world recruiting coolies from another chosen race is interesting.

      Israel’s involvement in Sri Lankan internal affairs has been well documented. We can discuss these matters some other time.

      Yehudi Menuhin, Albert Einstein, Karl Marx and many others were great human being with Jewish heritage ever to walk on this earth.

      There are other great Jewish people still alive and contributing to maintain sanity in the madness of Middle East.

      The gastarbeiters are not the problem but could be part of the solution.

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      What does the crushed grain of ‘grist’ to do with provocation and BBS, Mr.Cut&Paste?

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      Sanguittvan, already your back set was under fire.

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