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The Question Of A Secular Versus A Religious State, Buddhism, India And Sri Lanka: Full Text Of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Speech In Maharashtra

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Buddhist representatives from other nations and distinguished guests, it is my honour and privilege to stand before you today as the Chief Guest at this important gathering. This International Buddhist Festival is being held in the city of Aurangabad by the Dhammayana Educational and Charitable Trust for the second time. Maharashtra is also the birthplace of that great son of India and the most important Indian Buddhist leader of the last century Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

Buddhism has been India’s greatest gift to the world and it is only fitting that the national flag of India features the Dharmachakra of Buddhism. The State emblem of India is an adaptation of the lion of capital of Emperor Asoka which also prominently features the Dharmachakra. There is no doubt that India’s golden era was the period of the Mauryan empire and particularly the reign of Emperor Asoka which is why the national symbols of India all hark back to that period. Even though Sri Lanka was never a part of the Mauryan Empire, Emperor Asoka is as important to us as he is to India. It was under Emperor Asoka that Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka. Since that time, Buddhism has been the religion of the vast majority of our population.         

Buddhism is the link that forever binds India and Sri Lanka. To us in Sri Lanka, India, is the land of the Buddha described as ‘Jambudeepa’ in our ancient texts. An unending stream of pilgrims comes from Sri Lanka to India throughout the year to worship at the holy Buddhist sites in Eastern India. It is indeed one of the great ironies of history that Buddhism declined in the land of its birth while it flourished in other parts of Asia and spread as far as Japan. Today, Buddhists account for less than one percent of the population of India with a significant concentration of Buddhists being present in the State of Maharashtra where over 17% of the population are Buddhists. This once again is one of Dr Ambedkar’s legacies. The reasons for the decline of Buddhism in India according to scholars has been the fragmentation of the Mauryan empire after Emperor Asoka, the loss of patronage for the Buddhist establishment and foreign invasions.

We in Sri Lanka will always be grateful to the Arahant Mahinda and Emperor Asoka for the gift of Buddhism which has down the centuries defined the character of the Sri Lankan nation. Sri Lanka became a centre of Buddhism in its own right by having a written version of the entire Thripitaka by the third century BC. It is believed that Sri Lanka has preserved Buddhism in its earliest form and the ancient Buddhist texts available in Sri Lanka have been of much interest to international scholars.    

At a time when the concept of religious tolerance was unknown in Europe, Sri Lankan rulers were practising it, thanks to the influence of Buddhism. In the first few decades of the 17th century, when the Portuguese who had captured the coastal belt of Sri Lanka expelled all Muslims from areas under their control, the Sinhala Buddhist King Senarath who ruled over the central highlands gave them refuge in Eastern Sri Lanka where they continue to live. Later, when the Dutch captured the areas controlled by the Portuguese, they set about persecuting and expelling all Roman Catholics from the territories under their control. It was the Sinhala King Wimaladharmasuriya the Second who gave them refuge in his Kingdom and allowed them to practice their religion in peace.

King Wimaladharmasuriya the Second was also the royal patron of St Joseph Vaz who came to Sri Lanka from Goa as a mendicant missionary to rebuild the Catholic Church that had been banned and destroyed by the Dutch. This singular religious tolerance that Sri Lankan rulers have displayed even in an era when religious tolerance was not even heard of, is entirely due to the influence of Buddhism. India too has a long history of religious tolerance. Even in the time of the Buddha many religions and philosophies co-existed in India. While there may have been debates and arguments about whose views were correct, society in general was tolerant of the existence of diverse religious views. This is one of the greatest legacies of India which has become a legacy of Sri Lanka as well through the influence of Buddhism.      

This easy intermingling of ethnic groups and religions in Sri Lanka is a living reality even today. The city of Colombo where the majority of the population does not belong to the majority community in the country is an example to the entire world of the co-existence of religions and ethnic groups. In Sri Lanka Hinduism also finds acceptance within the fold of popular Buddhism. Every Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka features shrines to certain Hindu Gods particularly Lord Vishnu who is seen as one of the guardian deities of Sri Lanka. So apart from being the religion of the vast majority of the population, the ethos of Buddhism also keeps the country together by providing all other religious faiths an environment of tolerance and coexistence. 

When India and Sri Lanka started out as independent nations in the latter half of the 1940s our constitutions were silent on the question of a secular versus a religious state. Our countries moved in opposite directions in the 1970s. In 1972, Sri Lanka included in its new republican constitution of that year a provision according the foremost place to Buddhism and making it the duty of the state to protect and foster Buddhism while assuring followers of other faiths the right to freely practice their religions. This same provision has been included in Sri Lanka’s present constitution as well.

India however chose the path of secularism and in 1976, the 42nd amendment to the Indian constitution declared India to be a ‘Sovereign, Socialist, Secular Democratic Republic’. Sri Lanka is not described as a ‘Buddhist Republic’ the way Afghanistan for instance is described as an Islamic Republic, but the provision in our constitution according foremost place to Buddhism is interpreted by some to mean that Sri Lanka is not a secular state. In recent times in Sri Lanka, certain parties have advocated the removal of the constitutional provision which accords the foremost place to Buddhism. I am completely opposed to the removal or dilution of this constitutional provision because that would destroy the very fabric of our society.

It is the influence of Buddhism that provides the ground for the co-existence of various religious and ethnic groups in Sri Lanka. Despite any rhetoric that politicians may spew forth, each Sri Lankan individual knows deep down that we can live together as a nation. Today, if you come to Colombo, you will see many high rise residential buildings that have come up in the past two decades. This condominium boom in Colombo was in fact started by Tamil people resident overseas, who spent enormous sums of money buying up flats in Colombo even at the height of the war that was waged to carve out an independent Tamil state in the north and east. Even after the war, the Tamil people resident overseas have not invested in the north and east to the extent they have in Colombo.

I see this as a case of voting with one’s feet. The condominiums in Colombo are not cheap. Property values in Colombo are almost the same as in some Western capitals and nobody would invest large sums of money in Colombo if they thought it was not possible to live among the majority Sinhala Buddhist population. In fact the majority of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka permanently live outside the north and east, among the Sinhala people. It is the tolerance and the peaceful nature of Buddhism that gives our nation this strength. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has gone on record opposing any move to deprive Buddhism of the foremost place accorded by the constitution and to turn Sri Lanka into a secular state.

Despite all attempts made by certain politically motivated parties to destroy this harmony, it has held. This is the legacy of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. I wish to commend the Dhammayana Educational and Charitable Trust for its efforts to revive Buddhism in the land of its birth and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri DevendraFadnavis for the interest he has shown in this matter.

Thank you.

*Speech of the Chief Guest former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa at International Buddhist Festival, Maharashtra

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    Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa says:

    “In fact the majority of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka permanently live outside the north and east, among the Sinhala people. “

    Now its clear somass ji is the official speech writer to multiple doctorate Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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      Mahinda Rajapaksa ,

      RE: The Question Of A Secular Versus A Religious State, Buddhism, India And Sri Lanka: Full Text Of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Speech In Maharashtra

      This question was tackled by Thomas Jefferson and others in America. They opted for the secular state. France, Russia, Turkey and many others followed..

      Secular state gives power to the people.

      Religious state gives power to the priests, monks, ulama and other religious undesirables.

      So fat nobody wes reborn, and reported from heaven, hell or the purgatory.

      On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther had the Protestant Revolution and Reformation.

      Just go with the secular state, Let the Monks go after the boys, the Priests vgo after the boys, and the Ulama after the girls.

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        Amarasiri: who is going after your wife ?

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          The failure to diagnose the root cause of the rot in Sri Lanka, which is, Corruption and money politics in the stinking Diyawenna Parliament, means that people are being distracted by their corrupt political leaders like MR and RW and by Constitutional word games about ‘unitary or uniformity’.
          The so called new constitution debate is the new ethnic and religious conflict game/agenda to distract people from the REAL problems which are corruption and massive economic inequality and poverty.

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        Moda amarasiri: In all these countries the religion is a mtter when it comes to elections. this time TRUMP was criticizing POPE suypported by Hilary and TRUMP was cupporting the evengelicals of the south. Turkey is mostly sufis and not Wahabis. Russia is ORthodox catholics. but occasionally, Putin HJAve photo-ops with Russian buddhist monks…..SEcular my foot, It is secular to different denominations.

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          Idiot Jimmy’
          If you don’t know,
          1. Government schools don’t insist on religion in UK
          2. It is illegal to display religious symbols in schools in France, Germany and US.
          3 Only in Sri Lanka students are forced to chant Gathas in Govt. schools.
          Do you have 4 feet? Do you bray?

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      Mahinda Rajapaksa

      “Buddhism is the link that forever binds India and Sri Lanka. To us in Sri Lanka, India, is the land of the Buddha described as ‘Jambudeepa’ in our ancient texts. An unending stream of pilgrims comes from Sri Lanka to India throughout the year to worship at the holy Buddhist sites in Eastern India. “

      Not only Buddhism and Hinduism, the Indian genetics binds the people together,. The Sinjala and amils are Paradehis, Paras, foreigners in thebLsand ofbNative eddah Aethho..

      Shouldn’t the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils get back to their homeland India, Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, South India etc?

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: Their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations (PDF Download Available).

      https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/39817913_Patcharee_Lertrit

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka

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        Moda amarasiri: this is a fee for service. I am wondering the people behind the Talk was come church goers who wanted to know how to destroy buddhism in Sri lanka. Because, Mahinda Rajapakse went and talked in a South Korean Church cult too.

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          Gon Dimwit Jim Softy,

          Today is October 31, 2017, and it is 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Catholic Church in Wittenburg, Germany.

          You can do the same. Have 95 theses, on Para-Sinhala Buddhism and their Paras, and nail them to the door of Dalada Maligawa..Amarasiri will help you with a few theses. Add yours.

          1. Sinhala “Buddhism” is not Buddhism.

          2. Sinhala “Buddhism” is an insult to Buddhism

          3. Mahawamsa is an Insult to yhe Buddha.

          4. The Sinhala, the Tamils, the Muslims and other are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, EXCEPT, the Native Veddah Aethho.

          5. The Tooth of the Temple of the Tooth is fake.

          6. Buddha never visited the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

          7. Buddha never flew to the top of the mountain top put his footprint.

          8. The Native Veddah Aethho, walked to claim the Land.

          9.. Worshiping Trees was not taught by Buddha.

          10. Add your theses, we need to get to 95.

          Ninety-five Theses

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninety-five_Theses

          The Ninety-five Theses or Disputation on the Power of Indulgences[a] are a list of propositions for an academic disputation written in 1517 by Martin Luther, professor of moral theology at the University of Wittenberg, Germany, that started the Reformation, a schism in the Catholic Church which profoundly changed Europe. They advance Luther’s positions against what he saw as abusive practices by preachers selling plenary indulgences, which were certificates believed to reduce the temporal punishment for sins committed by the purchasers themselves or their loved ones in purgatory.

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      stupid vedda,
      do some research rather than writing irrelevant garbage.

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        Eusense you are the person who writes garbage. Rajapakse has told the same lie that is repeated ad nauseam in these columns by Sinhala racists like you. At least 90% of Tamils living outside north and east among Sinhalese are Tamils of recent Indian origin who are not a party to this conflict though being persecuted by Sinhalese for the only crime of being Tamils. At least 90% of Indigenous Tamils are living in north and east where their ancestors have been living for thousands of years. Can you identify a single member of parliament elected form constituencies outside north and east as from Ceylon Tamil community. When Ceylon Tamils cannot elect a single member in the southern areas how can MR state that majority of Tamils are living outside north and east. Please stop your nonsense.

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          Mano ganeshan has been elected from the south. Jeyray fernandopulle was elected from the South. What more examples do you need? Those are just reason examples.

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            Shenal,

            Mano Ganeshan is not officially categorized in the census as “Sri Lanka Tamil.” The same goes for Jeyaraj Fernandopulle’s clan.

            The Salagamas were classified as Tamils in the census until 1983. The Salagamas woke up on the morning of 25th July 1983 and became Sinhalese. They were Tamils the previous night.

            Then, let’s take a chap like R.I.T. Alles, who is Tiran Alles’ father. This bloke was born as a Tamil in 1932. In 1983, he became Burgher. By the time he went to his deathbed in 2013, he was Sinhala Buddhist!

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              Keynes!

              “Then, let’s take a chap like R.I.T. Alles, who is Tiran Alles’ father. This bloke was born as a Tamil in 1932. In 1983, he became Burgher. By the time he went to his deathbed in 2013, he was Sinhala Buddhist!”

              Do a genetics test. It will tell if Tiran Alles, was a Para-Tamil, Para-Sinhala or Para-Sinhala-Tamil-Hindu Buddhist. Modern genetics is precise.

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                Amarasiri, late RIT Alles was my teacher at Royal. My twin brother was a pet student of his and won the class prize under him. He is a strict disciplinarian and a very good English teacher for lower forms. He told us that he is from a Colombo Chetty family resident in Galle. He studied in Sinhala medium and does not know Tamil. He said his father died when he was small and had to cut short his education. He first got employment at Royal as a metal work teacher, but due to his hard work, he went for teacher training in English. Subsequently he was the president of English trained teachers association. He was a Catholic but after he married a Sinhala lady converted to Buddhism.

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                  Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam ,

                  ” He first got employment at Royal as a metal work teacher, but due to his hard work, he went for teacher training in English. Subsequently he was the president of English trained teachers association. He was a Catholic but after he married a Sinhala lady converted to Buddhism.”

                  That is the way it should be., meritocracy, irrespective oF PARA STATUS.

                  MERITOCRACY: 1. an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth.
                  2. a system in which such persons are rewarded and advanced: The dean believes the educational system should be a meritocracy.
                  3. leadership by able and talented persons.

                  Will the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” allow for that? Catholics were Buddhists before the Para-Portuguese came. Lanka was not Buddhist initially either.

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              Keynes

              If you dig deep into over zealous Sinhala/Buddhists who now turning to fascism you will notice he/she/it converted to Sinhala /Buddhism only recently.

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              Keynes,

              Nadaraja Raviraj contested from a southers electorate if I’m correct. Besides, how do we tell the differance between Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian Tamils?

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                Shenali, again you are exposing your ignorance. Prior to 1983, Sinhalese were classed into two categories, Low country and up country Sinhalese. It is JR government which after 1983 merged them into one. As for Tamils, it is the Srilanka government that is continuing to register Tamils in two categories. Since independence, successive governments wanted to deport all Indian Tamils to India, but miserably failed. Only after 1986, when the problem of stateless Tamils was internationalised, JR government granted citizenship to them. Perhaps government may have ideas of deporting the balance, like Myanmar, and therefore are continuing to call them Indian Tamils.

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                Shenali

                ” Besides, how do we tell the differance between Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian Tamils?”

                How do we tell the difference between a Tamil and a converted Sinhala/Buddhist fascist?

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            Shenali, I pity your ignorance. Mano Ganeshan is a Tamil of recent Indian origin. His father VP. Ganeshan was the leader of Democratic Workers Congress (DWC), a trade union of plantation workers. Jeyaraj Fernadopulle is a Colombo Chetty, a descendant of people from Chettinad in Tamil Nadu during Portuguese time. None of his ancestors are from north or east Srilanka. Though Colombo Chetties were registered as Tamils and represented Tamil Union in sports, after 1983 riots, they wanted not to be named as Tamils and registered as Colombo Chetties. Please continue to give other examples so that I could educate your bigoted mind.

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              Tamil casteism is related to malayali Tamils aka high caste tobacco farmers, Tamilnadu dalits, Malay dalits, JAvanese dalits etc., So, Tamils are trying to unite under “Tamil”. but, that will never happen. that is why most dalits do not like self-determination. That is why Sinmhala giovt should have a backbone, not Ranil Acvvamangala like Gays or MY3 like lost people, all these raicsm promoting flags, Tamils only provinces, so may offical languages. Muslims produce like rats. If Tamil is given a place, in another few years AArabia should be given a place too. Sinhala is going down because promoting sinhala is racism.

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          Gnana,

          “At least 90% of Indigenous Tamils are living in north and east where their ancestors have been living for thousands of years. “

          Don’t talk nonsense. According to the 2012 Census, the total no. of Sri Lanka Tamil living in the island is 2,269,266.

          The no. of Sri Lanka Tamil living in districts outside the North East is as follows:

          Colombo – 235,090
          Gampaha – 81,245
          Kalutara – 23,035
          Kandy – 69,210
          Matale – 24,279
          Nuwara Eliya – 32,563
          Galle – 13,953
          Matara – 8,772
          Hambabtota – 2,105
          Kurunegala – 18,041

          The list goes on…

          Now do the math. Let me know if you can’t. My tuition fees are reasonable.

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            I had a very good maths teacher in school who as responsible in me getting distinction in Pure and Advanced maths in O’level. So I do not need your stupid advice. for your information, those who are classified as Ceylon Tamils are not all from north and east. Barathas, Colombo Chetties and even a substantial section of Indian Tamils who were able to prove in 1948, their presence for three generations and granted Ceylon citizenship are also classed as Srilanka Tamils. When one says Srilanka Tamils, it should be those who have roots in north or east. Going by your figures with nearly 70,000 Srilanka Tamils in Kandy, they should have been able to get one of them elected in a district wise election. Also with 235,000 Srilanka Tamils in Colombo, why are they not able to do the same. Please do not come out with our idiotic arguments without checking.

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          You seem to forget that Mano G and others were elected from Colombo district, even TNA MPs stood there while the war was soaring in N/E.
          And you assume that they only vote for Tamil MPs even if the choices available are not palatable for them. Now who is the racist?

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            If you say voting in Srilanka is not on ethnic lines, then you are a fool. A good example is Colombo Central electorate. Both Sinhala and Muslim politicians used to canvass their ethnic voters only to vote for them so that one of their ethnic group is elected as the first member. If you go through parliamentary electorates, multi-member constituencies were created to give chance for minorities to get elected, as they found that voters did according to ethnic lines. If not for multi-member constituencies, bar seats in Amparai districts, there would not have been any Muslim member elected from elsewhere, other than standing on a political party ticket eg MH Mohamed. Ethnic based voting is a reality all over the world and is accepted and it is not considered racist.

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        Nuisance, even the garbage NV writes will have far more substance than anything you write you racist f*&k. Note: So far I have not seen anything NV wrote had any rubbish and so far I have not seen anything you wrote has any substance.

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      Mahinda ,Rajapaksa,

      RE: The Question Of A Secular Versus A Religious State, Buddhism, India And Sri Lanka:

      Religious state is child abuse, abuse of girls and boys by the parents and the clergy, whether Islamic, Buddhist, Christian Hindu or other.

      Sri Lanka Muslim girl forced to marry at 15, courtesy of MMDA, which you failed to repeal or modify when you were the former President. Seven year Buddhist boys are forced to become Samaneras, child monks.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-40127006/muslim-girl-forced-to-marry-at-15-in-sri-lanka-tells-of-abuse

      A Sri Lankan teenager tells of the abuse she suffered after being forced into marriage at 15.

      Mahinda Rajapaksa, you are suffering because you are attached to be President, Maha Raja, according to Buddhism. The boys who are forced to be child monks are suffering too. See all those grown up Sinhala “Buddhist” monks running amok in Sri Lanka, However, the people do not want you to be president and Maha Raja again, and you continue to suffer. Why not become a monk and solve your suffering problem? Please don’t abuse boys.
      .
      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY&t=89s

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

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        I am sure we can find some child abusers from whatever thing you tout as well. But that could be very inconvenient wouldn’t it? It’s up to monasteries to deal with child monks too.
        No one is (should be) above the law. If anyone engages in child abuse, punish them severely, clergy or not. It’s stupid to accuse all ordinary people (no matter caste or creed) of such debauchery.

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      He deliberately omitted the fact that the vast majority of the Tamil people living in the Sinhalese south are not the indigenous Tamils from the north and east , the majority of them live in the north east but Indian origin estate Tamils who had been living in these areas for the part 200 years , working on the teas estates like surfs. They were treated badly by the British and now by the Sinhalese. he also forgot to mention that Colombo and the western coast north of Colombo up to Puttalam was part of the Tamil homeland and many of these areas part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom. Many of these so called coastal Sinhalese from the western coast were all Tamil a generation or two ago. Lastly when the Muslims fled Portuguese persecution the Sinhalese central areas , the Sinhalese did not want them and started to persecute them too and in desperation , King Senarath of Kandy requested the Tamil chiefs in the east , who came under his loose control to give asylum/ refuge to these fleeing Muslims refuges and they obliged , as these Muslims were ethnically Tamil. He is omitting and twisting the truth to suit his racist Sinhalese Buddhist agenda, just like many Sinhalese racists do here too.

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      NV
      Their desire to continue living in the south WHIlE supporting the idea of a Tamil Homeland in the North East displays their stinking hypocrisy and the crafty nature of their political masters . On the other hand it is a testimony to the accommodative nature of Sinhala Buddhists which I am proud of. I am committed to educating the Tamil racist donkeys here that they have to choose between a Homeland OR the right to live anywhere as equal citizens and forwarning the Sinhalese that this double game constitutes the greatest danger to the nation. Actually NV why do they want to live among the Sinhalese despite the incessant campaign of the people of your ilk about their genocidal, discriminatory nature?
      Soma

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        somass ji

        ” Actually NV why do they want to live among the Sinhalese despite the incessant campaign of the people of your ilk about their genocidal, discriminatory nature?”

        This is my ancestral land. I could live anywhere I chose to. If you don’t like me here why don’t you p**s off to your ancestral mother land in South India or your spiritual land in Ashin Wirathu’s Myanmar. When you go take your Tamil brethren with you.

        You still possess the South Indian Vellaikkara (mercenaries) gene, willing to work for anyone and anywhere, kill anyone for a fees, burn down anything you envy, rob anyone who tend to work harder, …………………. then blame all your victims. ……………………

        If thousands of years of Buddhist education or Buddhist way of life did not save you nothing will salvage you from your gutter, ghetto, ….. life.

        Go seek and meet Dalai Lama, you little Sinhala/Buddhist Adenoid Hynkel fascist.

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        Moronic comment. Those supporting Eelam are NOT the same people wishing to live in the Sinhalese area. Tamils are a politically diverse community.

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      Pot calling kettle is black.

      Has this man got the least right to talk about Buddhism which is basically based on non-violence ? He thinks same people would have been staying so stupid for the rest of life. May be to some more time, for sure not forever.
      Not just close ones but anyone who would stand against had been targeted by the crimiminal mechanism during the tyranny of Rajapakshe.

      Recent Unforgettable Examples
      1.Mig deal related reveals were about to come to light at the the time precalculated assasination of SL editor LW
      2. Bharatha lakshman was murdered by a gang, but the gang was close confidiants of Rajapakshes. Ironically, the day Bharatha dead, MR is reported to have shed crocodile tears as if nohting was within his criminal activities. And the MR biased media painted the incident in favour of them.
      3Aluthgama Riots on Muslim srilankens: This was incited by aggressive barbarian monks through their provocative stage statements. Behind the scence Rajapakshe Gotabaya is believed to have been very active
      4.Very grieved incident to Thadjudeen family – that is proved to be a revenge by his sons- This is very curseful. I wait the day these men would be charged. That is a must.

      All in all, even today, punnkku eaters that go after him have been hoodwinked, since the outer cover of the book is srilnken buddhism.
      Sensitive people of this country are very clear, that Rajapakshes are the key problem of lanken buddhist extremism

      Lanken counterparts would go beyond the levels of MYANMAR so called budhist priests.
      They abuse the religion for their selfish political agendas.

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        Even in the murder of Ravi Raj MP, Loganathan Keetheswaran were friends of Mahinda Rajapakse, just like
        Lasantha W the slain editor of The Sunday Leader paper, he should know who the culprit is.

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    Excellant speach. True to his titles, Sri Rohana Manaranjana, Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi, 3 Singhaladeeshwara……………….. (Ugema Kalisama Ageta Andagena Mage Wage Yanawa)

    “Today, Buddhists account for less than one percent of the population of India………”
    That means India lack of Constitutional Expert Bekkus or kahapati Brigade to oppose each and every moves of the Govt. We can export some of them if India wishes. Bengamuwe Nalaka, Madagoda Abayatissa, Narahenpita Nurse Saadu, Elle Gunawansa, Akmeemana Dayaratna, Ittakande Saddatissa, Bellanvila Vimalaratna and others weho belongs to Rajapaksha Nikaya, Madamulana Chapter.

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    Speech of the Chief Guest former unlawful President of Sri Lanka written by his speech writer/s! This bugger is now only a Member of Parliament who hardly attends parliamentary sessions. I hope the media will consider not referring Medamulana Meeharaka as “former President”.

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      Mike,
      Please don’t accuse Mahinda Rajapaksha for not attending parliamentary sessions as he has to attend each and every Temple on daily basis in the Island. There are more than 15,000 Temples in the Country and most of them are belongs Rajapaksha Nikaya.

      There are big mistakes in the speech as the speech writer failed to mentioned about the blood relationship between Lord Buddha and Mahinda Rajapaksha in the speech. Relationship between King Dutugamunu and Great king Mahinda Rajapaksha is also omitted in the speech. Speech writer mentioned about Emperor Asoka in the speech and I think no pure Sinhala Buddhists like foreign Kings specially Indian Kings. This could be considered as an insult to our great historian, Jackson Anthony as he is the only one who found the Relationships. As pure Sinhala Buddhists and a Nation who has more than 2500 great history, we condemned deliberate act of Speech writer and recommend a white Van ride for speech writer under future Gotabaya Rajapaksha Govt.

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        Lapatiyo@
        You are so ironical.

        Yes, the most respected Mahinda Jarapakshe would never sense it.
        Ohoma yang, is the slang being used in the country to appease the readers.
        I think he would never get it. How come a man respected as a most powerful and pragmatic to fall that deep ?
        Either there should have pathological reasons or his parasites surrounded by him should have been misleading him. Or thirdly, astrology or sorcery may have the upper hand in his than anything else.
        Now with his sons waiting to be declared as the murder planners regarding that Rugby players secret day light murder, may well be as a father he may have gone wrong by every means.
        However, we perfectly know you can fool a same man again and again, but you cant apply the trick to do so, for a group of people. I think lankens will get it soon. Then only we can see a properous future.

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    What a load of lies. Does Buddhism preach barefaced lying of this sort? In Sri Lanka, people have been routinely killed in the name of Buddhism. Sinhala Buddhism is different from the Buddhism of Siddartha Gautama. It is a hate filled religion that comes down from the Mahavamsa . In recent times, Sinhala Buddhism has been used to ensure that the minorities in the island are kept in subservience. It’s Mahanayakes block every effort at ethnic reconciliation. It is best to be truthful about this so that there is no delusion that Sinhala Buddhism is real Buddhism. The good name of Buddhism will be affected if killers like MR are allowed to say what wonderful people the Sinhala Buddhists, a real pack of brutal killers, are. Many would say in mitigation that it is only some Sihala Buddhists who kill. But, others stand and watch without protest, condoning all the killing that has taken place. They are as guilty and as much killers as the rest. Killing has become part of the Sinhala-Buddhist psyche.

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      Mama Sinhalam,

      Dr Rajapakse ceased to be a Buddhist a very long time ago, and therefore is allowed the liberty to lie through his back and front teeth without restraint.

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        Gramberg

        “Dr Rajapakse ceased to be a Buddhist a very long time ago, “

        Was Dr Rajapaksa a Buddhists before he ceased to be one? Please let me have the timeline.

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          Native,

          The “Good” Doctor ceased to be one, at Birth!

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      Mama sinhalam: what is the religion Pabakaran used when he killed

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        Jim shitty, what is the religion you used when you ignited racial riots in the country and killed unarmed innocent folks in the south? Oh by the way, Buddhism is not a religion.

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        What is the relevance or the comparison JimSoftly. Prabhakaran was a brutal murderer, killed civilians, had child soldiers, marred the Tamil cause by fighting otherwise than in accordance with humanitarian codes but he did not tell what his religion was or that it was so perfect as to ensure peace for all in the same way the murderous maniac Rajapakse speaks of Buddhism. I don’t have to defend Prabhaharan neither does he provide an excuse for Rajapakse.

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    One country, One nation, with equal rights! Who wants to join?
    Re education is provided to racists!

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      srinathan.gunaratnam

      “One country, One nation, with equal rights! “
      Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer

      “Re education is provided to racists!”

      Gulag in USSR, Re-education through labor (RTL) camps in China, ……….. leading Joseph camp to Concentration Camps in Sri Lanka and eventually to Holocaust.

      I don’t mind supporting you If you are going to become the Great Dictator Adenoid Hynkel.

      Listen to Final Speech from The Great Dictator
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GY1Xg6X20

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032553/videoplayer/vi3851590681?ref_=tt_pv_vi_aiv_1

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      Srinath Gunarathnam !

      Please listen, ONE COUNTRY AND ONE NATION is the title of the book cover printed so beautififully.
      But the contents are focused on the racism and hoodwinking.
      This teledramas are similar to those being telecasted by Derana TV channel fooling and keep busy the punnaku eating majority with buddist thoughts for the last few years.
      Now they have been so made nothing would help them getting them onto proper tracks. Latter is a process… LONG term process. that would take much more time.
      Like we all believe there are proper mechanims being introduced to irradicate drug problem in the country, but we perectl yknow even the latest new drug in world drug mafia being introduced to colombo circles.
      And not yet there is a SPECIAL narcotic unit being appointed by the state, with rigorous rules and lawas to control them.

      This is SO CALLED BUDUN WAEDIYA RATA…. I hate to see these all again and again.

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    Whoa!!!! ‘India too has a long history of religious tolerance’……..

    So what was Partition all for then?

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      SK,
      I thought you are smart enough to recognize a Humanitarian Operation when you see one.

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      Which partition are you referring to? What makes you think religious tolerance had anything to do with it?

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      SK
      India and Pakistan are two bleeding-stumps left behind by the British to sell arms to both as insurance against the loss of the crown jewel.

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        That would be to undermine the formidable men and women of this country, whose only fatal failure is not being able to get along with each other. So much for brotherly/sisterly love between neighbours.

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    Ex-President speech that reflected is key policies of Buddhist outlook in Sri lanka.
    Nevertheless Buddhism has respects other religion views & accepts that believes having every freedom to be worship in their own way in several centuries.
    By the Ex-President Mahinda Rajapakase mention his speech in India?
    In spite of that Buddhism covers vast sphere of teaching of Philosophy . Therefor that the Buddhist Theory of Causality is the fundamental sources of knowledge which that teaching by Lord Buddha.

    What ever the side and done Buddhist teaching is key corner of Sinhalese civilization was co-exist 2500 years.
    Ours ancient system of governances had been influence by Buddhist teaching and Temples were that grate Buddhist Monks were reside that place of the Center of sources of knowledge…….People of Island.
    The very existence of 75% of majority of Sri Lankan are guided by Buddhism and their monks…. from that ancient to Modern era of Democracy——-

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    Height of hypocrisy by a proven racist bigot SL has never ever seeing before.The bugger quotes instances in the ancient past where our kings have being very generous to other ethnicities and their religions in the face of persecution by western invaders.

    Yet Mahinda Rajapaksa percecuted minority Tamils and Muslims burning their homes lands temples and mosques unlike no other.This racist man will surely burn in hell for his vicious inhuman acts by which he has shamed us Sinhalese and our Buddhism.

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    The Great Liberator must be thinking that the rest of the world exists without access to events in Sri Lanka over the years. This address is a sick joke, delivered by someone who happily fiddled whilst the egregious elements of the Sangha set about tormenting and intimating Hindus, Muslims and Christians during his watch, and after. No need for me to give chapter and verse of the thoroughly unacceptable violence that has been visited on anything and anyone that turned up on the radar of the BBS, Ravaya, et al, who have all combined to make life hell for defenceless people. In fact it is widely accepted that Gotabaya has not denied his position as Lord Protector of these groups..

    It is about time that Sri Lanka put an end to the nonsense of having Buddhism ‘protected and fostered’ by the devious corrupt politicians who lead us in these times. Buddhism is old enough and more than capable of looking after itself. The other religions too have no need for state sponsorship; just ensuring that the rule of law is firmly and fairly applied will more than suffice. The Sangha leaders would do well to control their monks than in sucking up to the constantly fawning politicians who take up their valuable time looking for blessings with which to impress the more gullible voters in this country.

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    What a disgrace!!! What is this place, a booth? Look at the podium? Even a third rate Tamil Nadu politician gets a better podium.

    As far as I know, this Annual Festival is held to promote Buddhist Tourism in Maharashtra. They never had any chief guest above a Chief Minister or an MP from the Parliament.

    Learn to maintain your dignity, Mr. former President. You were a two-time Sri Lankan President. Sri Lanka never had a charismatic President like you. You are a living legend. Don’t disgrace the country by accepting this type of invitations that demeans your glorious past and the national pride.

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      Are you a follower of Buddhism Champa? :o

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      Chumps,
      Did the Buddha have a better podium? Or do you want MR to sit under a tree?

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        OLD codger Modaya: ?”IT is 2500 years since Lord budddha Passed away into Nirvana. Why do you want MR here. What about the caught red handed thief Ranil wickramsinghe and the few tamils stay silent. for example Arjun Mahendran. YOur Jesus, where did he preach. He was nailed to a cross because he was considered a Traitor by the kingdom at that days. It is roman s who needed a political religion and they spread it every where.

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          Dimmy Jimmy,
          When is MR passing away to the Apaya?

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            Old Codger
            .
            Long after you!

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              Chumps,
              ” Look at the podium? Even a third rate Tamil Nadu politician gets a better podium.”
              Don’t you know that the Indians make everything they use? Unlike you dumbos who take pride in displaying borrowed feathers.

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      Champa “Don’t disgrace the country by accepting this type of invitations “….beggars have no choice ….he is relegated and only get invited to second grade events

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        I heard BEYONCE had a special musical show only for GAdhaffi and the dee was one milion dollars.

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      CHAMPA: I think this talk is a fee for service. Even western pol;iticians do that once they retire. In Sri lanka they play double game. Remember Mahinda Rajapakse went and talked in asouth Korean Church. that is a business too. they organize foreign tours too and other business activities to get some comissions.

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      If they started to invite high-profile figures, it’s good for them to have gained such a prominence right? I don’t think it would harm anyone’s dignity, especially such a prominent public leader like him. In fact, it even gives him a golden opportunity to reveal his stance on the aforementioned constitutional issue and to highlight the ground situation and the historical effect of Buddhist philosophy on that. If this would have an enlightening effect on Indian public opinion about the community status in your country, it would be very beneficial. It was quite pragmatic and statesmanlike of him to take part in such a festivity to build links with locals. Though I don’t understand why such vengeful comments are posted about such a humble and straightforward leader, my warm wishes continue to be involved with your country. Keep your hopes up, the turmoil will eventually get dissolved to be replaced with an equanimity.

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      Champa,

      ” You are a living legend. Don’t disgrace the country by accepting this type of invitations that demeans your glorious past and the national pride.”

      The Sri Lankan passport he has, will take him only to India, his Para-Homeland and a few other places only.

      The Power of the Sri-Lankan Passport

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyx1LZ2Q3To

      The Sri Lankan passport has been ranked as one of the 10 worst in the world for those wishing to travel overseas. According to the 2013 Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, a global ranking system based on the freedom of travel for countries’ citizens, Sri Lankans face similar restrictions to people from Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, Eritrea, Palestine, Nepal, the Sudan, Kosovo and the Lebanon.

      Unfortunately, this would seem to suggest that Sri Lanka’s status in the international community is not especially high.

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    MedaMulana Meeharaka alias Mara,
    You are the most corrupted leader in the history of Sri Lanka and what you have written is non-sense. People know that you pay DJ and a few others for writing things in English. How can you write this speech in English without the ability form a couple of correct English sentences? What you did during your 10 year reign of terror and corruption is not a secret. Here is brief snapshot of your despicable record:

    1. Soliciting sex from girls of the families that lost their loved ones due to Premadasa Terror campaign in exchange of your service as a human rights lawyer in 1980s

    2. Raping girls in villages from down south on the promise of jobs

    3. Stealing $800 million of Tsunami funds through fake NGO called Helping Hambantota set up with assistance from Willie Gamage and depriving poor families of their right to rebuild their lives devastated by Tsunami

    4. Taking 19 billion US dollars as commissions from Chinese government corporations through white elephant useless development projects such as Hambantota Harbour, Airport, and southern expressway

    5. Putting Sri Lanka economy into an endless misery by taking high interest loans from China and pocketing in 40% of that money

    6. Nurturing an unprecedented culture of corruption and political victimization with immunity

    7. Killing and attacking journalists, judges, innocent civilians for 10 years

    8. Appointing an uneducated GoTa as defence head and stealing the credit of ending the 30 year war from SF, the true hero who led the final war against LTTE

    9. Making a synthetic lawyer of an idiotic son who couldn’t even pass his GCE (OL)

    10. Killing the most famous rugby player on behalf of another moron son

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    Cicero,the Roman Statesman & Scholar had this to say:
    In a Republic this rule ought to be observed: That the Majority should not have the predominant power.
    If Srilanka is a Democratic Socialist Republic why should we confer a foremost place for Buddhism?
    Logically,it should be a Secular State.

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    Religion is a dividing factor; pointless making 1 or 2 countries secular, make whole world secular, a great achievement will be for humanity. An international declaration that on planet earth human beings are the supreme & gods don’t have a role to play.

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    ” In general, Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek. Buddhists develop inner peace, kindness and wisdom through their daily practice; and then share their experience with others bringing real benefit to this world. They try not to harm others and to live peacefully and gently, working towards the ultimate goal “

    Is it practised in Sri Lanka?. let Mr.Rajapaksa answer that question. Religion is a path to corruption. Those who are involved too much in Religion are the worst crooks in this world. The ancient people worshiped the Sun and the nine planets and the five elements. Without them there is no world and no people. Now the present day have people have forgotten it and have created religions of their own to suit themselves.

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    This guy has memory loss or his speech writer had been instructed to write a “nonsensical speech” devoid of his opportunistic dictatorial and religious practices when he was in power; painting a picture of religious and communal harmony in Sri Lanka.
    His invitation to give this talk and the man himself is a sad joke.

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    How true….
    Majority Tamils live in Colombo 7 and Wellala Gardens…..
    They are the ones who are hell bent to take over the North East…….
    That is the least populated , most resource rich and has the picturesque and most important Coast Line of the Island………
    And the most strategically important natural Harbour…….
    They , along side the Wahabis are the majority in Colombo………
    Sinhala Buddhists are just Favela dwellers…………..
    Strip them of free education, free health care , access to good Government and Private Sector employment…..and the only little title they have ……. ….. …
    Remove Buddhism from the Constitution……….
    And that t will be the end of the Mahavamsa Land……………
    When Wigneswaran calls for Independence….., It won’t be a Catalone…….
    Vellalas have done their Home Work…….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Do you know who else was involved in the destruction of Jaffna Library apart from Dutta Gamani and Cyril Mathew? Where did they hide rest of the books?

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      You are correct that lots of Tamils live in Wellawatte. Why not ask government to rename it as Vellalawatte. You are wrong to state that lots of Tamils live in Colombo 7. It is in history that Salagama people were brought from Tamil Nadu to work in Cinnamon gardens. They subsequently settled there, and lots of Salagama people are living in Colombo 7 (eg Sir Cyril de Zoysa’s people, Sir Ernest de Silva’s people etc)

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    1. Plan A of the Eelam council:

    Before and after independence – To buy up the whole of the capital city.

    2. Plan B of Eelam council:

    During and after Eelam terrorism- To expand upwards into high-rises. Country
    money to gain an inflationary high. To severely imbalance and alienate of
    capital city money from rest of country.

    3. Plan C of Eelam council:

    Future aspiration – To pull out suddenly. Plummet country’s finances to Zero!

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    The third para! He says that when there was no religious tolerance in Europe, there was in Sri Lanka. That may be so. But, under his governance there was no tolerance of Christians and Muslims!

    He also need a lesson in history which his “guru” (or more aptly, “GOOROO”, the good old Doctor!! The Portuguese came to Lanka in 1505, the 16th century and not, as he says 1700s.

    These “shot-down” politicians like MR and Hilary Clinton must really look at retiring in all seriousness.

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    I think Mahinda had food poisoning in Maharashtra..and had a verbal diarrhea and vomited on stage .
    Buddhism and expensive condominiums……?

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    Come on Mahinda , Don’t sell gods to fill your pocket. You have made billions and billions and its not enough ,but “the” GOD wont let you enjoy all what you have earned. Its time for you to sit under a tree and meditate.

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    It is said that politicians become sober, wiser and get in to the learning mode when they are in the opposition. They become arrogant and lose their balance when they are in power. I, for one, think that Former President, while he was in power could have done much better to bring about One Sri Lanka after the War through amity instead of letting his sons to display opulence and at least for cronies to amass wealth and living in sleaze. But I must grant that the speech is written well whoever is his speech writer. He does not explain why Dr. Ambedkar, the prominent Buddhist whose contribution to Buddhism is attributed to a Buddhist population of 17% in the State of Maharashtra, as the Author of the Constitution of India decided to describe it as a Secular State although when its President is sworn to office it so done in the name of God. This reveals that firstly, Dr. Ambedkar separated his personal views and aspirations from the National concerns and secondly the National concerns of India, or for that matter in any country, is not that clear cut (The contradiction of swearing in the name of God in a Secular State.). From 1972 we had the Constitutional provision in giving the foremost place to Buddhism. Since then, what steps have the state given to build a group of practising Buddhists? The best way to preserve a race, religion or culture is the nurture of a set of practitioners and not lip service. We are wasting so much of time in re-writing the first few articles of the Constitution warranting even a referendum but what are the remedies availed to the average who really suffers? FOR HEAVENS SAKE LET US BE PRACTICAL.

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    another con by a con artist
    no mention of the fate of muslims in both countries
    highesr rate of murders
    highest rate of liquor consumption
    is this the Buddhism he wants to propagate
    kovlls in Buddhist temples
    I thought Buddhism represented a revolt against hinduism

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    My question from all you Tamil contributors here- “why don’t you all leave the traditional Sinhala homelands in the South and live happily in the North or better still there is Tamil Nadu? We will be happy to give you all the support.

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    The quality of CT readership and it’s biases is amply demonstrated by the responses.

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      Hela

      “The quality of CT readership and it’s biases is amply demonstrated by the responses.”

      True, we the readership noticed the bias, abuse, declining quality in these thread since you, somass, Taraki, Champa, bloody nuisance, sach, the patriots ………………………… started typing in this forum.

      What could one do? Freedom of speech belongs to all.

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    For fee for services, even retired american presidents have come to cheap hotels. So, this is nothing special.

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    The nature of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the modern period like the case of Burma is a semi-fascist racist nature. Just as the riots in sri lanka in the modern period against Muslims, Malayali’s, upcountry Tamils, North and East Tamils show that Buddhism in the modern period is the bedrock of Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism that has caused the modern history of Sri Lanka and Burma look like what it is.
    No amount of upside down yoga of this exMR will varnish this truth away!

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    We fool ourselves by thinking that we can give Buddhism the foremost place promote and foster by writing it into the constitution. We can do it only by following dhamma as preached by Lord Buddha. All buddhists including Mahanayaka’s should follow the Four noble truths and the Eightfold path to achieve this. Then we will see streets full of Buddhist Clergy begging for alms [ not money] Pindapatha followed by the all Buddhist’s becoming vegetarians, not killing animals ,giving up liquor and sexual misbehavior giving up lying Etc., This is the only way to foster and promote Buddhism.

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      Upali you are totally right and totally wrong. You are right because you are correct in theory. But in practice is there anywhere in the World where priests follow the example of their founder completely? Such a place does not exist. You are dreaming if you think that Lanka can be such a country.

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    “It is the tolerance and the peaceful nature of Buddhism that gives our nation this strength. The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has gone on record opposing any move to deprive Buddhism…”

    I agree that a secular state has its own problems as a Godless, soulless entity. Us Christians have a bigger problem than Buddhism – its the non – Buddhism of some of our Godless, soulless politicians.

    I suggest we be honest and give foremost place in our constitution to Politics, Politicism,, Politicians and second place to misleading the innocent populace of this land.

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    The only way out for Srilanka to be a Secular State is to write a New Chapter into the proposed Constitution. This new Chapter will now constitutionally recognise what was hitherto engaged discreetly by the Buddhist Clergy; Wine, Women and Song!
    Well, a foremost place for the Buddhist Clergy; That is what they are fighting for; Not for the foremost place for Buddhism!

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    Mr. MR, you have earned a well deserved clap from the audience for the speech. Nice job. Well done. Better ignore chauvinists like native vedda, tamil from the north, boring iq amarasiri, mental maharage, dr gana etc., etc., who spill their crap through the columns of CT. I am dead sure, if the same speech would have delivered by someone else, other than you Mr. Rajapakshe, they wont utter a single word against. Instead, they will sing hurrah!

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      Hurrah! Max moron, hurrah!

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      Max bugger, you call me a chauvinist because you cannot beat me down the way you and your cousins did back in the 80s and before? We will break your backbone wherever we see your comments. This world belongs to decent humans, absolutely there is no room for racist pigs like you. This country belongs to NV’s people then whoever wants to live there should live and let live.

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        Lunatics see other as they themselves. Tamil from the north is such a case. An insult to the Tamilians not only in North but wherever they are.

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          Max moron, in your view a moderate like me is a lunatic but a racist loser like you is a hero? If that is your definition, then I am ok with it. I support the Sinhalese, Muslims, Tamils and whoever lives in Lanka have equal rights and you preach segregation, oppression and racist pogroms and you are calling me a lunatic, oh I see how dumb you are.

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            Tamil from the north

            “Max moron, in your view a moderate like me is a lunatic but a racist loser like you is a hero?”

            max moron and rationality don’t mix. Rationality bid adieu when he first realised he was a fully fledged Sinhala/Buddhist fascist.

            max is yet to explain me as to what he considers to be Sinhala/Buddhism.

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          max moron

          “An insult to the Tamilians not only in North but wherever they are.”

          Are you sure what you have typed was what you thought?
          The Tamils wherever they are a disgrace to Tamils wherever they are. Isn’t it what you wanted to type?

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