24 October, 2020

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The Obsession With Colonialism

By Sumith Ariyasinghe

A conspicuous Sinhala right wing preoccupation, both in an outside the government, is to attribute all ills that beset Sri Lanka as being rooted in colonialism and its “exploitation”. Among most of these groups the condemnation of colonialism is harsh and expresses a deep-lying hatred and lust for revenge. The public expression of these strong negative emotions poison the receptive audiences, who most often are the under-privileged rural youth, who do not have the benefit of a proper education that would give them the ability to critically evaluate this onslaught. Those rural youth who somehow manage to further their education bring along the prejudices they thus acquire to their undergraduate lives and beyond. The universities themselves have declined precipitously as reflected in widespread local opinion as well international ratings. We thus have a vicious circle of economic and intellectual poverty, and we have a growing number of those who believe that our problems are the direct result of “colonial exploitation”. Part of the anti-colonial rhetoric is a condemnation of the west and its culture labelled “Judeo-Christian”. Never mind that the positions of power and influence the leaders of these groups enjoy are owed to their “Judeo-Christian” education. By denying the same education to the youth of the rural poor, these leaders are ensuring the dominance and security of their class, and their offspring who were or are being educated abroad in these same Judeo-Christian western countries.

The insistent resort to reminding the gullible that all our problems are the result of colonial exploitation is however an excellent opiate to keep the masses of the people enslaved, and denied of means to improve their state. It is an effective device to stand in the way of the ordinary people achieving their goals of advancement for themselves and their children. The obverse of attacking colonialism is the harking back to a golden past now lost, along with an alleged uniqueness of being Sinhala, called “Sinhalatva” by the leadership of these groups, and apeykama or “our-ness” by their cheap journalist minions. These terms in essence depict a tribal identity, now enhanced by the arrogance of “winning the war” and “eradicating terrorism”. “Sinhalatva” is clearly a plagiarization of “Hindutva”, the Hindu fundamentalist label for latter’s alleged uniqueness that has led to violence in India, including the tearing down of the Babri Masjid in 1992, on the excuse that the location of the historic mosque is the Hindu god Rama’s birthplace. It expresses the power fantasy of the Sinhalatva leadership, and their lack of hesitation to resort to violence to achieve their goal.

The obsession with colonialism also functions in providing these groups with a ready-made enemy indispensable for the perpetration of their untruths. Originally carried by the Sinhala extremists, the anti-colonial obsession has, in the aftermath of the war, successfully extended itself beyond this core to include a broad spectrum of people embracing a “patriotism” and a Motherlandism identified with blind loyalty to the ruling clique: if you are pro-regime you are a patriot and a lover of the Motherland, if you are anti-regime you are a traitor. Post war Motherlandism has conferred on the bogeyman of colonialism a new concreteness and stature. It is the new opiate that the regime in power has preeminently appropriated for itself, in particular in its definition of patriotism as loyalty to itself. Motherlandism, like the national anthem, expresses a fixation on the mother that constitutes part and parcel of the deeper-lying maladies of the culture. We have a parallel in the fixation on the Father and the Fatherland in the dictatorships of Russia and Nazi Germany. The inability to pragmatically accept the historical and sociological fact of colonialism must have deep psychological roots in the aberrations of the ideologues of these groups. But having come into being and spread on to occupy the minds of specific social strata, this inability has assumed a sociological form that has now engulfed the state, with its propaganda machinery turning it into a red herring on the one hand and opiate on the other.

No one in his or her proper senses would accept, far less defend, colonialism. However, a healthy understanding of colonialism requires that we adopt an objective and rational perspective on it. First, like good Buddhists, we must take a “cause and effect” view of colonialism. The “cause” of colonialism is not one but many. It is true the colonizers had superior arms, which was one reason for their success. But the main factor that contributed to colonial dominance was our “culture”, our particular culture of politics based on intrigue. The Sinhala extremist glorification of Sri Lanka as a “unitary” (ekeeya) state notwithstanding, there was never any lasting unitary state in Sri Lanka until the British occupation. We were unable to contain and defeat the onslaught of the colonizers because we were factionalized and fragmented into different “kingdoms”, and we curried favour with the foreigners, plotting against each other, sometimes brother against brother, and father against son and vice versa.

The bottom line is, if we find ourselves colonized for whatever reason, it is childish to be grumbling about it. Instead, the healthy response is to be vigilant and try and put the colonialist regime to our best advantage. We have excellent examples of this. I will mention two. First, in the last decades of colonial rule, the Buddhist monks of the Vidyodaya monastic college in Colombo got for themselves the attention of the British colonial government by means of their positive contributions to society, both in education and their movement for rural development. The approach of these monks was so civil and diplomatic that the colonial government ended up supporting the college, and the colonial Governor considered it an honour and his official duty to preside over its annual graduation ceremonial.

My second example is the American occupation of Japan at the end of the World War II. Japan, a proud and powerful nation with a historic culture and civilization, was humiliated, but the people of Japan adopted a realistic attitude and made use of the reforms introduced by their American rulers to turn their country into the world’s greatest economic power. They achieved such success that, in the last decades of the 20th century, they were able to bring America to its knees economically. Their success was due entirely to their realistic and intelligent acceptance of the American occupation as an opportunity to build democratic institutions, good governance, an efficient system of education, a strong, vibrant economy, and in general remake their nation into a culturally unique yet modern nation. They were able to modernize without westernizing because they had a goal higher than personal aggrandizement, namely, the welfare of the nation as a whole, symbolized by the Emperor, who graciously played his part by accepting the role of the constitutional monarch, one of the reforms carried out by the American Occupation. In modernizing without westernizing, they didn’t let themselves be distracted by trivialities like wearing a “national” dress. They didn’t change their country’s international name to the indigenous Nippon, as our leaders did when they, for narrow political gain, replaced our country’s fine and pragmatic international name Ceylon with “Sri Lanka”. This in effect was to name the country after their party, the SLFP. The people never called their country “Sri Lanka”. They called Lanka in Sinhala and Ilangai in Tamil. We do come across “Sri Lanka”, but rarely, and only in the bombastic proclamations of tyrants. As with the other decisions the people of Japan took, the retention of the international name “Japan” was a pragmatic step that helped them in their heroic and astonishing regeneration. The people of Japan achieved all this without grumbling, without whining, and without melodramatic fasts unto death that turn into farts unto the living.

The chauvinist critics (as differentiated from reasoned critics) of colonialism also fail to realize an important factor, that there was no blanket “colonialism” that covered the entire period of colonial rule. While atrocities were committed in the early period of colonial rule, when we get to the late colonial period, we find the system of gradual representation reaching its peak with responsible government, and universal suffrage introduced in 1931. The imperial countries were themselves going through change and in the case of Britain there were strong movements toward liberalism as manifested, for example, in the gradual grant of self-government to the colonies. While economic activity benefited the colonial rulers, it was also beneficial to the country. Increasing numbers were employed in the emerging modern economy including its infra structure projects. These projects and the more direct economic activities were having social consequences that included the breakdown of traditional social, economic and geographical barriers. These developments contributed generally to the country’s welfare and progress.

The most important and the most radical contribution of British rule was the liberation of the individual from the shackles of feudalistic domination. This was enabled by the introduction of the rule of law in place of the will of a single ruler that by definition was arbitrary. Any traditional constraints on arbitrary rule were ritualistic and subject to ritual manipulation in favour of authority. The basis of the pre-colonial society was ascriptive status, which meant that caste, kinship and family mattered more than laws, and unequal treatment was the accepted principle, the large majority toiling for the minority that enjoyed the fruits of that toil. Besides, by the introduction of a modern rational bureaucracy, legal system, political system and modern commerce the British administration brought about an ethos of modernity and a modern cosmopolitan civility that the country was unable to generate within itself, despite such civility being present in Buddhism, the country’s professed religion, in both its ethics and the vinaya texts that formed the basis of monastic organization. That ethical and noble Buddhism was never practiced except perhaps by a few recluses. It was never generalized to the social and cultural order. What was generalized was a ritualism that propped up tyrannical rule, legitimized caste and other inequalities, and functioned as the opium of the people. We were never a society of Buddhists. We have always been a society of ritualists. At no period in our history did the urbane civility of Buddhism ever touch the culture.

The reforms brought about by British rule took a long time to become fully effective, and ascriptive status and privilege lingered on well into the time of independence. These have made a come back starting with the “People’s Government” of 1956 and have reached great heights at present, such great heights that a politician can get away scot free after having arbitrarily meted out on an officer of the state the feudal punishment of tying the latter to a tree. The numerous instances of impunity after the ascent of the present regime are well known.

It is here in fact that we can find the meaning and sociological significance of 1956, touted by nationalists and naively concluded by scholars as a liberation of the people led by its indigenous leadership. The reality is exactly the opposite. The indigenous leadership, sloganised in the 1956 election campaign as “Sanga Veda, Guru” (Buddhist monks, native physicians, vernacular teachers) but not limited to these, localized in the villages were in fact the immediately present and effective oppressors of the people consisting of the farming population and the “lower” castes. The rule of law introduced by the colonial administration dislodged the hold this elite had on the people. When these elites talk about colonial oppression, what they mean is this dislodgement and the resulting loss of their position of privilege. The vast majority of the people had nothing to loose but their chains. For the people, oppressed by the feudalistic indigenous elites, colonialism was not domination but liberation. This was so not just in Ceylon but wherever a modern liberal colonial power dislodged the hold the feudal overlords had on their peoples. It is no wonder that the Dalits (“untouchables”) of India consider the British rule to be the best thing that ever happened to them in all of history. Among other positive results of colonialism is the access we have to world knowledge through the English language.

We are not the only people to be colonized. In the long-term historical perspective, colonialism was part of the vast unravelling of a global movement at a certain point of time. Colonialism’s wars brought wealth and glory to some and caused damage, targeted and collateral, to others. That’s what all wars do, including our tragic civil war that ended in 2009. According to some allegations it caused the collateral damage of 40,000 deaths of Tamil citizens. Even if this figure is incorrect as the government claims, thousands were killed, and our hands are as tainted as those of the colonialist warmongers. If we are fated to be colonized, the rational, healthy and realistic approach is to accept it and use it to our best advantage as indeed the Vidyodaya monks and the Japanese people did.

Our nationalist extremists also forget that the imperialist societies themselves have gone through radical change and they have become liberal democracies that disapprove of colonialism as much as we do. Our former colonial masters, now liberal democracies, have only been too willing to support us, and we could have made better use of that than we have done so far. It is our un-Buddhist hatred and delusion that has prevented us from using our colonizers to our advantage. We must learn a lesson from the statesmanship of Mandela and Gandhi, and extend the hand of friendship to our former colonial masters. Whatever former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s faults are he was right to propose the celebration of the first European colonial contact five centuries ago. Pouncing on him for having said that only reveals our want of realism on the one hand, and the state of our mental health on the other. Colonialism is a part of our history and the intelligent choice is to make use of it.

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    Of couse yes. This is the way all dictators in the past, present and future survive and pass their dynasty to next generations.

    While House of Saud seek the protection from Zionists military power to safeguard it’s dynasty, they also seek Tribal justice with fake Sharia Law to keep citizens ever suppressed and uprise against the dynasty.

    House of Saud have invested most of their wealth in international stock markets, buying expensive property in western countries, leading super luxury lives both in western world and locally and contribute and donate billions of Dollars to Arab Mullas to keep masses under sharia law.

    Similarly Rajapakse family dynasty while invested most of their wealth in Colombo Stock exchange buying hotel, Hospital, commercial business shares while heavily investing in Air Lanka, Mihin Air etc.
    Also Rajapakses have acquired amount of Land both by undercutting others and by illegal means, own chain of hotels from North, East, West and South, getting down Luxury vehicles, foreign Liquor, foreign furniture, household and commercial items bypassing customs without paying taxes.

    Rajapakses while seeking China’s protection to safe guard them from foreign invasion and from UN and human rights allegations, it uses local Buddhist exeremist Sinhala Clergy terrorist groups such as Bodu Bala Sena, and Jathika Hela Urumaya from internal uprising.

    Mahinda Regime gave endless land to these terriorist Buddhist monks, luxury cars, Building endless Pansalas, buildings,tallest buddha statutes in the world,giving Air tickets and foreign travel,endless dana to buddhist monks, building Buddhist university in Sanchi in India etc…all to get the Buddhist sinhala extrremist monks and their groups support for the MR dictator regime.

    Mahinda Rajapakse also gives all the best properties throughout Sri Lanka to China almost Free and for Pennies. Also these land are sold only to China and nobody else.

    The land that been given to China are from hambanthota, Galle, Colombo and Colombo Suburbs, Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Kandy,Bandarawela, Batticolo, Trincomalee, Puttalam etc.

    These land have been given to put up hotels and to build tourist attractions,Commercial and business construction, Tea, vegetable and herbal cultivation,mineral excavation,farming etc….

    Please see following web siTes to see those China land allocations
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110116/BusinessTimes/bt09.html
    http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/press-releases/shangri-las-hambantota-resort-spa-sri-lanka-to-open-in-2014/

    These Chinese hotels throughout Sri Lanka will be occupied by future China tourists and other Govt. sec……t officials who will come both by air and see and will stay in these Chinese owned hotels without paying a cent to Sri Lanka Government as Tourist or other revenue.

    Also see how Rajapakse sold heart of Colombo 7 Prime Land to Build China Embassy WITHOUT CAHRGING A PENNY AS TAX.

    While Rajapakse Regime sells Sri Lanka properties ONLY TO CHINA, IT ALSO BUYS CHINA ARMS BUYING AT THREE TIMES THEIR ORIGINAL PRICE (BLOATED PRICE) MAKING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AS COMMISSION TO RAJAPAKSE REGIME.

    ALSO CURRENTLY RAJAPAKSE GIVING 100% OF IT’S CONTRACTS ONLY TO CHINA WITH ILLEGALL BLOATED PRICES SOLELY TO GET ILLEGAL MASSIVE COMMISSIONS WHICH GOES UPTO BILLIONS OF US DOLLARS, WHILE CHINA CHARGING 6% to 8% INTEREST ON THESE CONTRACTS WHEN IMF CHARGES ONLY BETWEEN 1% 2% INTEREST.

    All these Mahinda Rajapakse is doing to get China support at UN and it’s military support and to get Billions of US Dollars as Commission, while seeking China protection from both local uprising and international invasion.

    The newest Rajapakse Propaganda is saying that they are the only sole protectors of Sri Lanka and nobody else other than them could protect the countrey and it’s people.

    The next propaganda is all others who seek to find a political solution to minority issues,who seek protection, justice,to lower cost of living, freedom etc,for people are Branded as mere conspirators,collaborators of international terrorist INGO Mafia affiliates, local insurgents…..who plan to conspire and topple MARA government.

    THESE ARE THE LATEST MARA MEDIA AND GOVT. PROPAGANDA BRANDING OTHERS AS MERE TERRORIST GROUPS BOTH LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL AND TERRORIST AFFILIATE CONSPIRATORS WHO ARE TRYING TO TOPPLE RAJAPAKSE GOVERNMENT.

    THIS IS HOW MARA TRYING TO RUN THE COUNTRY AND TO KEEP HIS DYNASTY GOING ……WHILE OPPOSITION NO BALL LEADER RANI..L WICKREMASINGHE IS EVER SLEEPING WITHOUT BRINGING ANY OF MR CORRUPTIONS TO THE PARLIAMENT OR MEDIA OR TO PEOPLE, WHILE KEEPING EVER SILENT TO TALK ON BEHALF OF PEOPLE, OR JUSTICE, STRUGGLE AND THEIR RIGHTS.

    It is our own Karma to have both these type of Govt Leaders and the opposition leaders.

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      jAYANTHA ,.YOU TALK OF DYNASTIES .HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THE SENANAYAKE .BANDARANIKE -GANDHI- KENNEDY DYANSTIES . WHERE DO YOU LIVE . AT LEAST THE RAJAPAKSES HAVE BEEN ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE .APART FROM GOTHABAYA WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED TO SL IN A MASSIVE WAY . LONG LIVE THE RAJAPKSES BROTHERS.WITHOUT THEIR UNITY WE COULD STILL BE IN THE MIDDLE OF A TERRIBLE WAR .OR WOULD YOU RATHER BE RIPPED TO PIECES, BY THE LTTE.

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        What are you talking about ?

        Rajapaskshes have been elected by WHOM ? by people or by vote rigging and all computer gilmart..

        Can you give evidences to prove that MR was reelected though the last PRESDIENTIAL election –

        If yes, please try to contact former EC and make that clear with him. Millions of folks are waiting to hear the truth not from anyone but from EC Chandananda – now stays as if Kirimati gilapu kimbula like.

        Did NOT you know about the genuine ballot paper in number around 500 a few weeks ago – that now come to surface how free and fair manner the Rajapaskes held the LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ?

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          TO SAMSON

          SL ARE FAMOUS FOR GOSSIP AND ADDING NAUGHTS TO WHAT EVER THEY FEEL wHAT I READ WAS THAT THERE WERE 50 BALLOT PAPERS THAT HAD BEEN DROPPED BY THE PEOPLE WHO WERE COUNTING THE BALLOT PAPERS . NOW YOU HAVE ADDED THE EXTRA NAUGHT TO MAKE IT 500 , NEXT PERSON WILL WRITE TO SAY IT WAS 5000. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK . KEEP MAKING UP STORIES .THAT IS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND.THE ELECTION COMMISSIONER EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WHAT HAPPENED DID YOU NOT HEAR WHAT HE HAD TO SAY

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            True what you say is correct in terms of gossipy mongers are plenty in so called democracies such as of ours, but what Samson has raised is a valid point that have now reliable evidences. Not 40 but as it is reported by those villagers, that should be between 400-500 ballot papers. And you guys paying a blind eye to this and similar issues make everyone to continue with all abuses easily. Why not to be bit critical minded even if a single ballot paper was found enabling the trace much easier is not clear to me yet. On the other hand, in a country where Mervin ties the innocent to trees to exercise his way for fredom of life even go on arbitorily on fund collections of then SACRED buddhist areas like Kelaniya, even evidently getting invovling in broad day light murder and the incidents, I believe- no provable evidence can do much.

            But believe or not significant numbers of people of the country have still been waiting for a free and fair investigation based on the repeatedly found ballot papers. This will not be easy to dissapear under the carpet for sure.

            I can also realize the resistance made by you alike majority would not FOR SURE give a chance for FREE AND FAIR investigations in this country anymore. That is unfortunately the maligancy that the folks are infected today.

            Besides, if you are in the mind to accept – what former EC expressed on very day to name as unbiased – everything should be alright. But never forget lanken population is not stupid as you are.

            Duminda´s behaviours should be as it is reported by the state media.

            Even if all other international communities increasingly criticize, the impeachment process ended lately for their wish should be according to lanken state media machineries report them

            LLRC implementations are painfully slowly moving according to R WEERASINGE, but for you guys – No MR is doing alright

            If you are right, nothing will happen to the country after March, but I truly believe, there will be significant changes after the COMING UNHRS meeting in March.

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            Kumudini,

            You are talking about robbing few ballot papers……but we are talking about the country been clean sweeped left and right by the ever moronic dictator.

            Please read the following comments I received

            How about these – a track-record of the Regime (Source: transcurrent)

            “1. Hedging Deal – Petroleum Chairman – Asantha De Mel – Exam passed ‐ None– Cricketer‐ Shiranthi’s relation – losses to Sri Lanka Rs. 230 Billion ( Rs. 230,000 Million) Chairman lost his job by virtue of a supreme Court order. The S.C. order to sell petrol at Rs.100 not complied yet (current price of a Petrol liter is Rs 130/‐)

            2. Loss on National Carrier Air Lanka for 2007‐2008Rs. 10,000 Million (10 Billion) – Chairman Nishantha Wicremasinghe (Shiranthi Rajapaksha’s Brother) – Exam Passed GCE O/L

            3. Loss on Mihin Air for 2007‐2008 Rs. 4,000 Million (4 Billion) – Chief Executive Mahinda’s Sajin Vas Gunawardena – Exam passed GCE O/L

            4. New 2008 Budget allocation for Mihin Air Rs. 1,000 Million (1 Billion)

            5. Air port project Weerawila cancelled. Initial cost on feasibility study Rs 500 Million

            6. Mig Deal – through “King’s cousin” Udayanga Weeratunga (Exam passed – GCE O/L Sri Lankan Ambassador – Russia ‐ purchase of 4 Mig fighters which were not air worthy from Belimissa holdings at a price Rs. 400 Million more than the last published price.

            7. All defense purchases through Lanka Logistics ‐ Chief Executive Officer Jayantha Wicremasinghe – Exam passed GCE O/L– Mahinda’s Sister Gandhini’s Brother in Law the owner of ‘Akuressa Palace’ (also Chairman Bank of Ceylon Gamini Wicremasinghe’s Brother.)

            8. VAT Scam – Loss to the Country Rs. 35,000 Million. (Rs. 35 Billion) Inland Revenue Department – Minister of Finance – Mahinda Rajapaksha

            9 Hanbantota Man made Safari Park to be created at a cost of Rs. 16,000 Million (1.6 Billion) This makes no sense as the Natural Safari Park is next door in Yala.

            10. Kerawalapitiya power plant cost US $ 400 Million. Actual cost US $ 200 Million. Planned for 300 Mega Watts built for 200 mega watts.

            11. Kerawalapitiya power plant. (Additional Losses) Cost per day to CEB Rs 70 million. Per year Rs 25, 550 Million (25.5 Billion) Initial agreed purchasing price per unit Rs 18. Current purchasing price Rs 40/‐ Loss to the CEB from a unit Rs 22/‐

            12. Uma Oya Project.‐ projected value US$ 265 Million enhanced value US $ 545 Million. Increase of US$ 280 Million. Rs. 28 Billion ( Rs. 28,000 Million). Two reservoirs that are built have an extent of only 50 acres. Victoria project has an extent of 7,500 acres. Minister–Chamal Rajapaksha – President’s brother

            13. Cabinet of Ministers have approved purchase of 35 Gantry Cranes at a price US $ 600,000 higher than the last purchase price. This purchase has not been effected yet. (Minister in Charge; Chamal Rajapaksa‐ President’s brother)

            14. Contract signed with Dilhan Wicremasinghe Shiranthi’s brother’s son (Chairman Air Lanka) to supply branded computers to all divisional Secretariats at a cost of US $ 16 Million (price per computer Rs. 150,000/=). He supplied all unbranded computers which are available at unity plaza at Rs. 50,000/=. Amount robbed Rs. 1,200 Million”

            Hi, Punchinilame,

            Thanks for the info. I almost fainted after reading your comments.This is pure daylight robbery. Is this Alibaba’s aishcharya……

            After robbing Divineguma 15 Billion Rupees,by giving people expired Mixed “Eta paha” seed pouches to grow….which I herd from many people who complained that many did not grow and were not tested in our soil before a Malaysian variety……now Basil use paid goons to cover it up. How long these crooks trying to play pandu with citizen.

            Also MARA is building a 15 Billion sports complex in Hambanthota for next youth games…..where none of our athletes won a single medal during last Asian or Commonwealth games or Olympics.

            Isn’t this a pure robbery fake show off to the world to steal our money….when we cannot win a single medal…..Also Hambanthota is a pure desert hell for sports leave alone running. The unbearable heat, humid and the wind….This Gon Hambanthota mee Haraka does not understand. It should have been built either in Kandy district or colombo to attract more visitors and Businesses.

            Also in last three months over 20 BOI factories were closed while losing 4000 odd jobs. Some of these companies gave a polla….did not pay loans obtained upto a Billion rupees from local banks and EPF,ETF money and ran away.

            Also Embilipitiya paper factory kept 400 million rupees Polla “did not pay loans” to a leading bank and ran away.

            This is the Gas Gembas aschcharya in Sri Lanka after chasing a honourable Chief Justice, a fake lawyer getting 98 marks in Sri lanka’s law history writing alone in an AC room with a computer beside. Robbing Tsunami money ect.

            Don’t you still agree that it was Gen.Sarath Fonseka who helped to win the war……when all other previous commanders failed.

            Why MR killed VP before deriving LTTE network informations and… Who killed Rajiv Gandhi, where VP’s black money invested at ……who are his collaborators etc..etc…We lost valuable information…..while KP and Karuna were spared.

            Now the President wants to hold CHOGM…….and if you remember how people starved for two years with long bread lines after Sirimavo Bandaranaike held Non Align summit in 1976.

            GET READY TO STARVE AND DIE…..AND BE A CARDBOARD HERO IN THE PUPPETS LAND.

            I NOW WONDER IF ANYTHING LEFT IN CENTRAL BANK…..WHILE PAPER COURRENCY BEEN PRINTED DAILY AS A HOUSE HOLD HOBBY THROUGHOUT COUNTRY .

            WELCOME TO UNCLE COMEDY GUNDA’S 65 YEAR INDEPENDENCE DAY JUBILEE PARTY.

            Please let me have your comments.

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      Ill gained wealth would not last. example Gaddafi. The cause and effect of Karma is We The People.

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    The President has enough intellectuals to guide him, let the President to do his job. Do you want a leader who allows the fools to mislead our young people, and turn them against their own people in the name of democracy? Did you forget what the LTTE and the JVP have done to the young people and to the country? Do you really believe that minority Westerners will implement a policy or political system that would work for the majority Asians? Do you believe that minority Westerners are prepare live under the majority Asians? Do you believe that minority Westerners are ready give up their world dominant power? Do you have any idea how much India is behind China, because of its political system? There will be no comparison between the mighty China and India in 20 years. We fought against the Westerners, but we still trust them and follow them, we have a political system recommended by our enemies. The system is not based our culture and ideology. We are doing everything to please our enemies who live from a distance and making sure that the Indian Subcontinent will never challenge their superiority. Here is an example of the progress of the people who are pro and agaist the Western system. The Chinese shoppers account for one-fourth of all luxury purchases globally and last year surpassed US consumers to become the world’s top spenders on luxury goods, according to consulting firm Bain & Co. But the Indian Railways is the largest open toilet in the world, 627 million Indians do not have access to toilets. They believe in God and democracy, they are even vegetarians, but love their bribes, they won’t even think twice before rip off their own people. Sri Lankans have been fighting since 1948. Pakistanis are going from bad to worse. The Indian subcontinent has plenty of crazy idiots. Only rule like China can put those crazy idiots in right place. Otherwise we will never move forward, this is what the West wanted since they invaded us in 1505.

    Do you know the beauty of the democracy in the Indian Subcontinent? We have the freedom to have babies like rats. The rich and smart people end up in the Western world to serve our white masters. The rest rip off our own people in our motherland. The fools have a freedom to listen to the foreigners, manipulate our young people and encourage them to take arms against our own people. Think about the lost lives due to the Civil war in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, think about the sufferings, think about the lost opportunities to develop the country and the people’s lives. Thousands of young people lost their lives, because of the LTTE and JVP. We gave the freedom to the fools to manipulate our young people. If we could have stopped the fools reaching our young people, we could have used those young people to improve our IT and manufacturing sectors.

    Due to my writings, the New Zealand government started to tighten of the noose that is around my neck. I can’t get a job. I can’t even get an accommodation in New Zealand, because of the Westerners’ dirty propaganda. The Westerners must walk the talk, before preaching to the developing countries about democracy, human rights, and law & order. Australia abolished its white Australia policy in the 70’s, but its constitution continues to portraits white Australia policy. The Australian government still refuses to acknowledge indigenous people as the first inhabitants of Australia through its constitution. I found that Canada does not practice what it preaches to the developing countries either. The ideology and histories of Australia and Canada are the same. Canada also treats its First Nation People badly; and the Canadian government also feels uncomfortable with my writings. Canada allows its First Nations to live in their lands, but refuses to give ownership to them, in order to use the resources without any restriction. This tactic also allows the Canadian government to have full control of the money profited from the sale of resources. The Westerners invade others’ countries, and rip off others’ resources in order to rule others, but preaching democracy, human rights, and law & order to the developing countries. This is nothing but a bloody joke in the 21st century. We Asians are too smart for the Westerners. Politically speaking, we are far ahead of the Arabs, Africans and South Americans.

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      Why not you guys cant see the truth as it is. If president is that intelligent – alone the fact -MP ´s new appointment as the successor to Dr Bandaranayeka – to appoint him unanimously by him is the most crucial question that many would raise. Former CJ SN Silva had made this valid point about this in an interview with Derana lately. There he had mentioned that he agrees the fact that he understands people´s disagreement with the new CJ. He insisted that both process against Dr SB and new appointment were because of lack of vision.

      MP as you know was not free from investigatios though he could be a qualified candidate for the position. Alone the fact that he has to be responsible for the abuse of those hundreds of million of state funds – as every right thinking would feel it – is not just a matter to be regarded as small issue.

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    Ceylon was never colonised by Europeans. Moors, Portugese and Dutch married locals. British did not even do that. They brought their partners, the Indians (mainly Tamils).

    Locals of Fiji, Malasia, Burma, Kenya, south Africa, Mauritius have the same problem.

    Understand the cause before looking at the effect and look for solutions.

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      Don’t beat the bush. From the time of Vijaya the bandit on the run Everyone is kallathoni by-product inclusive of you.

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    I hope you will leave my comments in the name of freedom of expression.

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    Look at the picture above. A real savage clad in a saffron robe. Disgusting. Frightening. Looks more like a criminal. Who ever he is you are well advised to keep away from him. If the compassionate Buddha knew that his teaching would be distorted to the advantage of this type of despicable vagabonds he would not have preached at all or would have embraced some other religion.

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    sinhala people were running around naked and swinging on trees until white man arrived. white man civilised these primitive savages even though they were not 100% successful. now they are complaining about them. if not for whites there will not be any schools, hospitals, roads, railways etc. ungrateful lot.

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    SINGALA PEOPLE WERE THE FIRST COLONIZERS.

    THIS COUNTRY BELONGS TO THE VEDDAHS.
    I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THEIR AREAS
    LIKE DAMBANA AND I CAN SAY THAT,
    THEY ARE MUCH BETTER LOT THAN SINGALAYA

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      AYMAN

      Thanks a lot.

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    I am deviating from the main article. I am refering to our Sinhalese language. Vijaya’s story is a myth. If we came from India we should be speaking a known Indian language of that time. We do not. We developed our own Singhala Script and our laguage with the help of our learned Buddhist Sanga.Therefore, our Sinhalese letters are unique and not used in India.

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