24 October, 2017

Why The Mahanayake’s Statement Is A Disgrace?

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding.Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth

Let me not mince words. Our Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter, Ven Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, made a statement to the media which was a disgrace. I know, he does not like anyone disgracing monks or even calling them by their names. He said so in this very statement while objecting to our addressing Galagoda Atte Gnanasara simply as ‘Gnanasara.’ The Most Revd Mahanayake  must realise one thing. The days of honouring anybody and everybody merely because they don a Sivura are fast dying.  To deserve public respect one must earn it. Even the Buddha advised his followers only to respect Arya Sanga or monks on the Path. Gnanassara is far away from the path. He is in hell.

Besides, doesn’t the Mahanayake understand that the public behaviour of bad monks would harm our age-old Sasana and destroy its reputation?  If the BBS monks have total disregard about their bringing disgrace to the Sanga why on earth should we genuflect before them and honour them? Honour them for disgracing Buddhism and the Sanga? This is not merely illogical; it is madness.

Didn’t Gnanasara have a history of alcoholism? Didn’t he, sometime ago, call the elderly monk, Ven Watareka Vijitha, a dog and a villain and address him as ‘yako.’?  Our government has been too benign to this rascal in yellow robes. Too timid and too cowardly to act swiftly. Now, with the statement of the Mahanayake, I wonder if President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would be having loose motions when contemplating bringing Gnanasara to book. The Mahanayake made that statement giving his brains a holiday. He was trapped in a conspiracy to safeguard the dishonourable monk by lending his status to a status-zero man.

To give Mahinda Rajapaksa credit, I remember how the latter wouldn’t give a damn when even all Mahanayakes condemned the jailing of our Army Commander, Sarath Fonseka. That was an occasion when I respected these Mahanayakes. The Mahanayakes  subsequently moved to form an all-sanga Council and issue a proclamation when they received threats. They folded up. The same Sanga has no fear or shame about defending Gnanasara. These are ironies of human behaviour.

The Court Charge

For one thing, with regard to the current action being taken the government has not done anything that a government shouldn’t be doing. Sri Lanka had only one person constitutionally recognised as above the rule of law and that was the President. After the 19th Amendment that is no more-mercifully. Similarly, the monk Gnanasara cannot be allowed to muck around and mug around as a law unto himself. He, like all other religious personnel of all faiths must face court if charged with legally offensive behaviour.

Gnanasara has one charge pending in court and that is serious. He went into hiding evading arrest, which is also both unethical and illegal. He was ordered to be arrested by the Magistrate of an independent judiciary; not by any politician in the government. He had entered a Magistrate’s Court and (reportedly) verbally abused and threatened a woman who had appeared to defend her lost husband over a Habeas Corpus application. The husband was famed missing person Prageeth Ekneligoda, who had gone missing like many other activists and journos under the regime of the Rajapaksa’s. It was all legitimate business and Gnanasara was allegedly acting in contempt of court. Nobody in a civilised and law abiding social order can be permitted to obstruct Court and threaten people.

What offends our ethical sense is that in this particular case, it was a woman grieving for her husband. Leave alone the law; where was the monk’s Metta, Karuna, Upeksha and Upadana? Aren’t these the four noble values or Brahma Viharas that the Buddha wanted his followers to practice? Didn’t Gnanasara realise he was trampling on a vulnerable and grieving woman?

Another question: What was Gnanasara’s business in invading the court on a matter like this? Was he acting as an agent of political forces responsible for the dastardly treatment of Ekneligoda? There was no Muslim involvement here at all. Then how come he went there?

A False Man in A False Robe

This incident demonstrated how Gnanasara had more than an anti-Muslim agenda in mind. He is in someone’s political camp. In fact, Gnanasara began his lawless career by attacking a Christian Church. He had switched over to the anti-Muslim slogan later. In this day and age of Islamic fundamentalism that was a  more effective platform for a disruption campaign as it is likely to derive more public support. Gnanasara, to my mind, is a false man wearing a mask and in a robe that is false. A plain politicians’s agent provocateur.

How come, then,  that our Venerable Mahanayake defends Gnanasara like the way he does? The Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters have historically been pushed by influential persons and forces to make outlandish statements for public consumption. I remember how during post-Independence General Elections our Mahanayakes had invoked the electorate to support particular parties.  I thought the Chapters have been since reformed. Not after this latest outburst.

The Gnanasara Method

Gnanasara is heading to face another charge and this time President Sirisena wanted Police to arrest him and bring him to court. That was over allegations that he and his BBS outfit of goons had been going on a rampage burning Muslim mosques, Muslim shops and obstructing the police. The police that intervened to bring in order are said to have been abused in raw filth by the monk.

I don’t know why our Venerable Mahanayake did not find this alleged behaviour an extreme violation of the Vinaya Pitaka. Besides, it had been an open transgression of the need for basic civility that one should expect from any citizen-leave alone a member of the Sanga order. One doesn’t find Christian priests behaving like this.

True, the Mahanayake did state that they disagreed with the way Gnanasara got about his  ‘mission.’ Should they have not said something more emphatic in the context, than this mild ‘disapproval’? I don’t know why the Mahanayake did not express disgust and contempt over acts of intimidating, uttering filth, making incendiary speeches, instigating goons to burn the property of others. There are videos available that went viral, which showed Gnanasara in action during his infamous Battle of Aluthgama. Surely, someone would have brought all this to the Venerable Mahanayake’s attention? Surely, the Venerable Mahanayake should have investigated all this before issuing a statement? I don’t know why he went soft.

The Message Of the Monk

What else does the statement from the Mahanayake pulpit say? It supports the ‘message,’ of Gnanasara although not the method. The ends and not the means. This is consequentialist ethics, someone would say. But, then, what really is the “end?” It isn’t clear at all. I can only think it as an attempt to restrain Muslim ‘expansion.’ I am not denying one bit that there is provocation from some Muslim quarters. Unfortunately, again, damage comes from leadership. The rank and file of Muslims in Sri Lankan villages live in close harmony among the Sinhalese. They speak and write fluently in Sinhala and they trade with the Sinhala adding their might to the GDP and helping to trigger economic activity. It is wrong to tar brush the entire Muslim community for isolated acts of a few bad ones inasmuch as it is wrong to tar brush Buddhists because of a miserable Gnanasara.  The Muslim fundamentalism we see in Middle East countries is not observed in our island-merciful for that. Muslims do not go round trying to convert Sinhalese Buddhists and they do not throw stones at Buddhist temples. Therefore, it is hard to acknowledge the veracity of Gnanasara’s message. I don’t know why the Mahanayake gave a holy sanction for that.

Sri Lanka is currently going through a process of reconciliation, which is fundamental to the social order. Government is making every effort toward unifying the country so that it would never again revert to civil war. Government has inherited a lot of economic problems and it has to ensure that we stop the inherited process of going broke. We have the imperative and overriding task to restructure our economy from an import-consuming one to an export earning one. This is the only way we can bring surpluses and prosperity and thereby bring in good welfare programs for the  people. In such a serious context is Gnanasara doing the right thing by virtually engineering social conflicts? Is this the ‘message’ of Gnanasara, which the Mahanayake extolls?

Ends and Means

The Buddha did emphasise the need for both ends and means to be wholesome. Ahimsa was his noble method. Ahimsa does not mean avoiding resistance to undesirable action of enemies. It was, as demonstrated by Gandhi, as a most effective strategy of positive resistance. Mahatma Gandhi drove the whole British Empire away from Indian soil by the method of Ahimsa. Basically it is resistance via civility and kindness. The Buddha wasn’t preaching in the air;he wasn’t being impractical. He explained how effective this method is. I don’t know why when a challenge is thrown we do not apply this Buddhist teaching of civil resistance? I don’t know why the Venerable Mahanayake did not take this path. Preaching must be tested in the face of practical challenge. If not, preaching is useless. In other words, the Mahanayake seems to suggest that the teaching must be abandoned when it comes to the need for application. I don’t know why. Of what value is a teaching if it cannot be applied?.

If Gnanasara and his BBS goons are treated mildly and even encouraged in this way by the highest prelates of the island, Sri Lanka is heading for serious self-destruction. We are going to be a Syria or an Iraq. Muslim militancy would be far worse and catastrophic than the Tamil militancy we have gone through for 26 years. Sri Lanka will be in flames and the life of ordinary people will be in ruin. I don’t know why the Venerable Mahanayake does not realise this practical fact.

Civility Solution and its Biological Roots

Most societies in the world are complex ones today. Relative homogeneity as we observe in countries like Japan,China and Korea is rare. Sri Lanka is a plural society with several ethnicities and religions holding sway. This is our lot and we have to face that reality-like it or not. In a situation like this periodic eruptions and conflicts are bound to arise among the diverse groups. We must be tuned to cope with such unfortunate breakdowns. Religious and ethnic leaders must take responsibility for this and our education system and media must be oriented to develop coping programs.

The only workable and pragmatic way to cope with diversities is to opt for what is known as the civility solution. This is just the opposite to what Gnanasara is doing. Religious and lay leaders must act responsibly to deal with transgressions in a civil manner. Civility does not mean mere politeness like saying, “excuse me, please.” It is mush more broader and deeper than that. Firstly it must derive from an understanding of the inevitability of conflict. This is ‘Pragna’  in Buddhism.Secondly, we must develop a compassionate approach based on the above understanding- an empathy. This is ‘Karuna,’ in Buddhism. Thirdly we must segregate the people from the event involved and treat this with neutrality. This is “Upekka,’ in Buddhism. Fourthly, enveloping all these, is that we must learn to be naturally friendly with others. This is ‘Metta,’ in Buddhism.

So, there you are Buddhism already has the civility solution. I don’t know why our Venerable Mahanayake could not see this and reach out to contending factions with the light of the lamp of Dhamma.

We must adopted the civility solution not merely because there isn’t available any other path if we are to keep our complex society together; nor because we are told to do so by the Dhamma or the Mahanayake (hopefully). There is an interesting biological reason why civility and kindness has a chance of success in negotiating ‘the other,’ of complex societies. Professor Pier M. Forni in his best selling book, “The Civility Solution: What do we do when people are rude. (Chris Hartlove),” makes the point clear: He explains how if you pet a dog, the dog’s neurons transmit a cascade of pleasing neurochemicals that help strengthen its immune system. But more remarkable, he pointed out, is that petting a dog elicits the same salubrious cascade in your brain. He cites studies showing that, more generally, volunteer work can induce a feeling some have termed the “helper’s high”—like the “runner’s high,” a period of elation followed by tranquility.

*The writer can be contacted at sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 35
    14

    Mahanayake should be ashamed of himself for 1) not being able to control Gnanasara Thero 2) not kicking Gnanasara Thero out of the order 3) supporting Gnanasara Thero in this manner.

    What is happening in SL is shocking, the religious leaders have become protectors of hate and crime. In addition to the statements made by the Mahanayake and Karaka Saba, Cardinal Cooray told a lie, after so many news items were published, that there was no attack on Christian worship locations.

    • 22
      13

      Shyamon Jayasinghe,——————————————————————————

      “Let me not mince words. Our Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter, Ven Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, made a statement to the media which was a disgrace.”———————————————————————————–

      The so-called Mahanayaka is Protecting his club buddy the so-called Ven. Theros. All that is needed is to wear a saffron robe. this is called Sinhala “Buddhism”, and irrespective of the Para-Sinhala “Mananaysaks” says ( check is DNA, from India), Ganasara does not deserve to be called Ven. of Buddhism. May be he s referring to Sinhala “Buddhism”, that is an insult to Buddhism.——————————————Ask him why he is practicing cast- ism and racism, which Buddha abhorred? Sihala “Buddhism” ? ————————————————————————————–Now we have the Mahanayaka is an insult to the Buddha, just like Mahawamsa.

    • 19
      10

      Maha nayakes have no control over monks and that is bottom line. Mahanayake is a ceremonial title and they simply cannot discipline any monks who behaves badly.

      Most of them are thugs in saffron robes and anyone who worships these guys should get their heads examined.

      Unfortunately as long as we have millions of dumb women who would worship any saffron robe, these guys will survive.

      • 7
        6

        Jagath Fernando ————————————————————-
        “Maha nayakes have no control over monks and that is bottom line. “
        ————————————————————————————–
        Maha Politicians have no control over monks and that is bottom line.
        Maha Police have no control over monks and that is bottom line. —-
        Maha Janaya (people) have no control over monks and that is bottom line. ——————————————————————-This is Maha Para-Sinhala-Damba-Diva (Indian)Buddhism.———
        Even little boys have no control over their backs!——————-
        Child Abuse by a Monk in Habaraduwa——————————————-Published on May 29, 2010
        She sent her grandson to school with the idea of providing him with proper education to make him a good person. The Buddhist monk in charge of the temple asked her to send the child to the temple and she sent him there because they were poor. There was no possibility for them to pay the money for tuition fees. That was the reason why they sent the boy to the temple school.When the child began to refuse going to the temple school so adamantly, grandmother had to look for the reason. It was then only that she discovered that the child who was sent to learn good behavior, ethics and Buddha’s Dharma from the monk had in fact been abused by the monk.————————————————————https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

      • 10
        0

        “”Unfortunately as long as we have millions of dumb women “”…….when you send a million women to the harems what better can you ask Moron? if your god loved you 1/2 as much as your mom you won’t be in hell that you are in- keep walking

    • 15
      12

      Mahanayake is not a Buddhist, but a Hypocrite. What an abominable display of hypocrisy that was. It was painful to watch. God save Buddhism. Cheers!

      • 9
        4

        Ben Hurling—————-Now you know the importance and the reason as to why we needed to liberate Buddhists from Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhalese from Sinhala/Buddhists. Sinhala/Buddhism is a narrowly defined fascist force. Do you want to be part of Sri Lankan fascists movement. ——————-The signs are that the Sangha, the patriotic armed forces and a section of crooked politicians are building an fascist alliance of the willing. It appears that Dayan is supposed to supply/generate necessary level panic.

      • 0
        2

        Ben Hurliing—“Mahanayake is not a Buddhist, but a Hypocrite” ———————————————————————————————————————————–Mahanayakes are not a Buddhist, but a Hypocrites.—————————————–Mahanayakes are not a Buddhist, but Para-Indian Sinhala “Buddhist” Hypocrites.-who follow castism and racism which Buddha abhorred.—————————————————————————————————————————————– Sinhala “Buddhism” is an insult to Buddhism, The Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks are an insult to Humanity, and Mahawamsa is an insult to the Buddha.——Sharmini Serasinghe——————————————————————————–Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!———————————————————–Then, there is the ‘Dalada Maligawe’ in Kandy; most Buddhists believe, the tooth relic housed within, belonged to the Buddha. Some adorn the ‘tooth casket’ with mounds of gold jewelry, fervently believing, that they would earn merit, to the value of the gold they offer. The thought of donating the value of this gold, to feed and help, the poor, sick and the needy, that would be far more meritorious, never cross their minds!—————————————————————————————-There hangs a controversial question, over the authenticity of this ‘sacred tooth’. But then again, to those ‘educated and intelligent Buddhists’, devoid of wisdom, if the Buddha, was taller than the Avukana statue, and had a giant footprint, as on Adam’s Peak, then this ‘huge tooth’ could be his!——————————————The annual Esala Perahera, in Kandy, is yet another case in point. This colourful and spectacular ‘parade’ of the ‘tooth relic’, atop a magnificent elephant, is nothing but an ego-boosting exercise, of small minded men of yore, and now, a tradition of small minded men of the present. The ‘Esala Perahera’ therefore, is no relation of Buddhism!——————————https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

    • 7
      7

      Please read the statement carefully. It’s not about rev.Ganasara but suppressing Sinhalese and Buddhists.
      Why did church want to ban a movie about a priest who murdered his wife? Same reason goes here

      • 2
        6

        Thilan, Hypocrisy and intolerance are not unique to “Buddhism”. Even more so and far worse in those violent, crusading “faiths”. Namely Christianity and Islam. No religion in SL should be allowed to avoid scrutiny. Ideas they promote in the name of a faith should be debated, discussed in movies etc. Religious of course love hiding behind censorship. However, free people are allowed to question anything, including God. Extremist religious hypocrites do not like that. Worried about the truth. That is why they support blasphemy laws. Cheers!

        • 5
          1

          Bitara Rakena bung.””Hypocrisy and intolerance are not unique to “Buddhism”. Even more so and far worse in those violent, crusading “faiths”. Namely Christianity and Islam. “”- Kim Jung Un!! jayawewa!! JVP of 70’s walige pute…………………………………………………………………………………………..
          if you get away with faith then kim jung un would fulfil that void. go study the far right, right, far left left you stupid gay hegel thickhead. when humans are in trouble they need even a tree to hug onto so started the tree worshipers- you are truly a swollen headed fascist Gamini was right about you the intolerant one.

    • 4
      3

      Lanki, …………… It looks like you were surprised by these leading monks action!!! …… Didn’t you expect this ? Didn’t you know this is just repetition of our history………… SB leading Monks have been doing this “behind the screen” or “openly” throughout our recent history…………………. Core problem of our cultural issues is SB Mahanayakes … These small Gnanasaras are just opportunists.. Looking for opportunities to get “rich & powerful”…………… Mahanayakes are the problem…. but at the same time “They are the Solution” too. ……. We need to identify and focus on the core issues and find solutions for root causes….
      AVB

    • 1
      0

      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

    • 0
      3

      Particular Mahanaayakas proved that their long slumber has its meaning.

      We thought the MONKS stay in sleeping mode, not reacting, but them too to support the views of the extremists backed BBS, is a great mess/failure.

      Now they should question themselves, why WIRATHU got an year-long ban not allowing public speeches in Myanmar.

      Balliege Putha Ghansara perpetrated all high crimes incl. INCITE Aluthgama riots 4 years ago.
      And he is believed to be a man in disguised mode, abusing SANGA community and having had the talent to recite KAWIBANA. Provable source make it very clear his WIFE or SODOMITE is living in France.

  • 21
    4

    Gnanasara’s behavior should be condemned. But, his allegations should be investigated. Mahanayakes request to government should be only that.

    • 4
      0

      someone has to expose where trade has got hidden in a clenched fisted policy in a harem stuck in medieval middle east while the media is just looking over the shoulder and worrying about the own fake news journos who are the enemy of the people. Did you not see percy rajafuska the crusader and troup with porkistan home office minister exchanging brotherhood courtesy of being all weather crusaders??

  • 17
    4

    Mahnayakes should have interfered on the Buddhist issue long time ago than sending a rabid animal that bring the whole Sasana to disrepute, The scariest thing is Sinhalese Buddhists find a role model and a hero in this person, especially young ones.

    Our Sanga must clearly explains two wrongs does not make it right!

    Of course there are civil ways Buddhists can protest, But most issues could have been prevented if the government became active at the right time!

    Is this government scared to say anything against minorities! Can they say anything and get away being minority?

    Sinhalese as a nation has been accommodating anyone as long as they do not interfere with their way of life. You push them too far, you end up in Randeniwela or in Nandikadal! It is not a threat it’s fact!
    Minorities should stop playing games,
    Preventing Sinhalese entering North and East is utter ridiculous and will not succeed.
    Especially the patrons of Muslim enterprise is Sinhalese and they should control their bad apples while we should control ours!

    The whole set of ethnic based political parties must be constitutionally banned!

    • 11
      10

      “You push them too far, you end up in Randeniwela or in Nandikadal! It is not a threat it’s fact!” – What you’re missing here is the long drive before ending up at the Nandikadal. At what cost? How many sacrifices? How many losses? What is the economic cost to the nation? We’re just trying to resume from where we stopped 26 years back in many aspects, should we consider that or start on another? The war was not won within a month or an year. Instead of putting it in the way you did above, you should also be thankful to the innocent Tamil lives who were just “collateral victims” at the Nandikadal

    • 0
      4

      Wow Sriinath,

      I neve thought that you would stand by this way in terms of protesting the MAHANAYAKAS this way ?

      Great, at least one thing you have made NICEly having gotten it.

      THANKS FOR THAT.

      Not just minorities, but also everyone we as SRILANKEN CITIZENS should stop playing games. Or not ?

    • 1
      0

      srinathan gunaratnam———————————-“Minorities should stop playing games,” —————————————You are right, the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority should stop playing games. Their games always ended up in destruction and the country is still paying the price.———————— Are you one of the crooks who find bashing the Tamils and Muslim has been profitable business for you personally? A very good place to hide your sins and crimes. ————-What role are you planning/going to play in the forth coming riots. Have you decided the scale of the riots? Have you already picked your target? Do you think its going be the mother of all riots?

  • 20
    7

    Maybe wijeydasa rajapakshe forced him to make this statement to save his ass, by the day it is showing that it’s becoming a failing state!! The signs are prominent!!

  • 16
    11

    This is the reason why the war crimes should be investigated by foreign judges. It will have a cathartic effect for the judiciary ( a pack of eunuchs in black robes protecting a pack of yellow robed thugs on steroids) and trigger a change. A failing state cannot possibly have an independent judiciary.

  • 14
    9

    This is the reason why the war crimes should be investigated by foreign judges. It will have a cathartic effect for the judiciary ( a pack of eunuchs in black robes protecting a pack of yellow robed thugs on steroids) and trigger a change. A failing state cannot possibly have an independent judiciary.
    It is foolish to trigger a Muslim militancy. Unlike Tamils who live largely in the North and East, Muslims are interspersed. The damage a civil war can do would be enormous. Better not try to bring it on. Black thugs like Gnansara will raise their sivura above their balls and run at the first sight of angry Muslims coming for them.

  • 10
    3

    “”In fact, Gnanasara began his lawless career by attacking a Christian Church. “” This is your problem Crusading Christian with Catholic values.
    “”“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding.” ― Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth”” – 8 women of 10 are jealous not because they do not understand but you never reflected the queen of English literature Wuthering Heights a novel Emily Brontë – action set in hell.
    When a christian toad gapes, what a mouth! and what breath!
    cosmic Law and action governs the island not imposed crusaders law meant for the ignoble.

  • 11
    4

    down under in the land of thieves- S.J.- media walige putha media is the public’s number one enemy- you produce so much fake news –
    Naki visse? Why are you wearing grannys victorian glories that you need victorias secret so badly??

  • 7
    10

    It is likely that the Mahanayake’s statement was politically influenced.

  • 6
    9

    Trying to buy honour? No dear mahanayaka you have to earn it.

  • 6
    1

    The Maha Sanga , the Churches etc. are weak in the face of religious extremism.
    They try to placate the ‘rebels’ but in the process yield to the extremists.
    This is the Asian era of religious fascism. You have it all across Asia.
    Religion and affairs of the state deserved to be separated ages ago.

    • 4
      1

      SJ———–“Religion and affairs of the state deserved to be separated ages ago.” ——————-Did you give the same message to your old flame the weeping widow when she was drafting the 1972 constitution?

  • 5
    8

    Most of the Maha venerables have many skeletons in their cupboards. Ven. Gnanasara and his ilk have all these secrets. Knowing his unpredictability they fear Ven. Gnanasara. That sums up the reason why he cannot be disciplined.

  • 8
    7

    Mr. Jayasinghe, a well written and balanced article. Matters for consideration for all concerned TRUE Sri Lankans. Our nation can do well and prosper to its fullest extent if we only can act unitedly and resolve differences in the manner laid out under the law.

  • 3
    9

    Shaymon and Gnanasara appear to be lookalikes.
    Features similar.

  • 6
    14

    The blind people Likes the writer are only seeing a single fact out of ten facts which made by the Mahanayaka Thero from Asgiriya Chapte. It’s looks like blind people were explained whats is the nature of elephant. As bright people know this story in Jataka Tales, they have know what I mean. Therefore, from the writer I can see the reincarnation of one blind man in that story. “BE PASSION AND BRIGHT FOR BROAD WISDOM”

  • 6
    5

    What the monks are relating is that they are not conversant with politics. But are willing to safeguard the robe. Nobody cares, it appears, It’s better if they confine to their monastery any further. Otherwise another Mervin Silva may visit them.

    • 5
      0

      “”Otherwise another Mervin Silva may visit them.” hooo ha, polahilya!!”—-all the dictators of the world have needed the clergy. even George Bernard Shaw finally took a liking for stalin and mussolini. The church love the godfather because they keep their word of honour unlike ass licking commoners who go with which way the wind blows(99% of post of ct are like that on any thread anytime from start to now and will continue) because they love their baggage laden with wealth for the future unknown.

  • 6
    11

    ANYBODY has right to talk truth. what venerable mahanayaka thero stated is whole truth nothing but truth.he has that right. nobody should be worry about it. buddhists consist of seventy five percent of our population. if venerable mahanayaka thero can not speak on buddhists rights. who else should do that. what is the crime venerable gnanasara did. venerable gnanasara thero has every rights to speak on destruction of buddhists heritages in north and east. every buddhists monk has every rights to speak on muslims activities. destruction of buddhists heritages. announcement of no god but allah five times a day. why muslims can not use bell like all others in their mosques to call for prayers. other religions do it very smart way not insulting other religions. why muslims clerics can not do that. as per religions existed here in lanka every religion has it deities but nobody announce in public their god is the only god. that mean muslims given the right to announce all other religions are bullshit and only islam is real religion. who accept that theorem. nobody can accept in multi religion society. I feel that announcement is enough to ban islam from our country. islamism challenge our constitution announcing such bullshit five times a day. defame all other religion. as such other religious leaders have every rights to condemn islam. going through koran. that is what BBS doing. what is wrong with it. can any pandit who comment here can explain to me. if somebody defame you you have every rights to take evasive actions. it can not be treated as defamation or insult . that is human right. if somebody try to behead you how come you go to police. first you have to escape from culprits. if police or government know it they should apprehend culprits at first and make environment for people to live peacefully.when those are highlighted government should take actions. not to arrest people who make complains. if muslims make beheadings like ISIS did can the government say it is their right. likewise government should ban such religions in first place in order to make peaceful society. but not to arrest or charge citizens who make people aware of such brutal religions.

    • 6
      7

      So Muslim extremists / terrorists in the opposite corner of the world seem to becoming role-model for people like you in SL. Is that what you mean?

      • 5
        0

        that is exactly how postmans son Nasser Hussain the first terrorist of Egypt to kill all royalty wanted SriMao via Bad-U-Din of moroccan heritage wanted lanka to be Non Aligned Nations – 1970- you stole the international language from sinhalese and tamils then with just about 50 % score entered medicine law, engineering while tamils of jaffna and colombo needed 98% to get engineering from jaffna. But it did not stoop there the muslims started importing bombay onions and chillies to stop the jaffna student now farming becoming wealthy- then they fled to Madras and london – then came the first to 3rd bank heist off Batticaloa in western style (student of St Marys Imperial University London) rest is history. Thoppi peratu you can’t hide but you can run!! Sinhala only nationalist were the blessing fathers of this crime- NM, Colvin,JR, JVP

    • 2
      10

      “announcement of no god but allah five times a day” – If you tell that you have an issue Adhan (call to pray) on loudspeaker, I would agree that you have a point there – I don’t like it too. How can you see a fundamental belief of a community as an insult to other community? Muslims believe in it, and that is why they are Muslims. Same applies to others.

  • 4
    8

    There are /were only three Heads of State who checkmated these saffron-clad thugs.
    1] Sir John Kotellawela.
    2] J.R. Jayewardena.
    3] Mahinda Rajapakse.
    The Mahanayakes feared MaRa more than Sir John and JR!
    Why?

    • 4
      0

      Plato:: “”The Mahanayakes feared MaRa more than Sir John and JR!
      Why?”” …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      Laotse says When Tao prevails not horses are trained for battle.
      the bourgeois english language media the enemy number one of the people kept silent when Gota was getting rid of muslim gangland leaders of colombo but preferred to talk of kuddu mervin as loud as mecca calling for prayer at Saudi- The Moroccan Bad U Din syndrome on education and muslim only imports. As long as porkistan remains the all weather friend of lanka the IC will keep Afghanistan fields growing 100% poppy.(but one can’t stop the yankee/english pirates so a sexy looking neuroscientist 34 years old Rebecca Brachman from vancouver has come out with a wonder drug made of poppy to cure depression and PTSD (it only makes the patient a piano accordion starting at 60 base reaching 240 base but manufactures deny because its trillion $$ business) the russians have stopped importing morphine and gone back to farming leeches to carry out operations. Only the chinese will never forget the opium war and loss of Hong Kong for 99 years so they have death sentences- known as human right to life.

  • 3
    8

    MAMA Sinhalam……Good Exposure And Under Cover everyone Here Is Giving To Muslim Extremism In Mama Sinhalam Mode………So Observing All This The SINHALESE Should Get Going To Fight For Their Rights……………… From The very Start Where Their Rights Was Violated In The Year 1505……………And It Went To The Extreme When The Sinhale Country Was Handed Over To The British By The Sinhale Chiefs In The Year 1815 By The Kandyan Convention…….So It Is High Time For The Sinhalese To Get Going………….AS This Is We Call PALU GEY WALAN BIDINAWA……………When The Sinhalese Are NOT Fighting For Their Rights The Extremists Keep Destroying All Sinhalese Buddhist Heritages And Invade Their Property….AND Claim Ownership….This Is What Is Happening NOW……These People Should Be Ashamed Of What They Are Doing……..Damn Disgrace And Highly Disgusting………..If All Sinhalese People Get Set Up And Ask For Gods Assistance Or Curse These Extremists …..Curses Are Powerful Weapons Against INJUSTICE…………Who Ever These People Insulting Monks Of A Religious Order Like We See AS This Mama Sinhalam A-s H–E………. Deserves Such

    • 7
      6

      Mama Sinhalam salutes Patritotic Citizen for noting that it was the Sinhala Chiefs who undermined the good Tamil King of Kandy and gave the country over to the British. The British could not have defeated the Kandyan Kingdom if not for such treachery.

      Buddhism does not need any defense. What the Buddha taught spread peacefully without the help of Sri Lanka Buddhist monks into China, Korea, Japan and into every country in South East Asia and now into Europe and America. Buddhism has its own internal vigor to withstand any challenge. It does not need a hate filled pseudo-monk to do it.

      . What the Sinhalaya does is an insult to what the Buddha taught. When you see Gnanasara on Facebook you do not see the Metta, Ahimsa and other qualities that characterize a true Buddhist. The fact that he wears a yellow cloth makes no difference. He is an insult to Buddhism. If you are a follower, I hope you will study Buddhism more and make the right choice towards what the Great Renouncer taught.

    • 0
      3

      “If All Sinhalese People Get Set Up And Ask For Gods Assistance “- I thought Buddhist don’t believe in Gods?

      “Or Curse These Extremists …..Curses Are Powerful Weapons Against INJUSTICE………… “

      You are right. But I wanted to remind you that Kuveni cursed the decedents of Vijaya as well. Thats why Sri Lanka has never had peace.

      Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia

  • 8
    5

    One of the weakness in Lankan mindset pointed out by Shyamon Jayasinghe is but a sign of a much deeper malaise. There was a time when politicians were expected to serve the people. Now politics is a profession and they protect each other.
    The clergy is no longer a vocation but is a profession with associated perks etc. They protect each other with “trade union” fervor. As a result they only bring disrepute for the religion they profess.

  • 8
    5

    It wouldn’t have been disgrace if the Mahanayaka of Asgiriya turned a blind eye to the Diaspora , TNA, Dr Ranil, Mangal, Malik Samare, Rajith and the Dollar sucking NGO Army are allow them to fully implement the UNP Pacts, with the UN West and the TNA , Suren Sambandan. combo………… And we all know what it would do to this 2500 year old Nation which has existed as one Unit since Lord Buddha set foot on it…………Srilanka has preserved and maintained Theravada Buddhism in its original form , all along, thanks to the Mahasanga in Asgiriya, and the Amrapura and Ramanya sects………. And now our Sanga give Buddhist leadership to other few Theravada Buddhist Nations in Thaialand, Burma, Laos ,Cambodia and even in Malayasia and Singapore……..Dollar suckers Dr Bahu , Paikiosothy, Uyangoda and Shamon Jayasinghe are on the same Wave Length resonating well, to finish off this Sinhala Buddhist character by destroying the foremost place Buddhism has in the Country… What better way to do it , other than denigrate the Sanga, their Religion and their influence………Yahapalana Government lead by the Lesder of the UNP Elite Anglican Vellala and now the new addition Wahabi Faction , and his mates Mangala,, Rajitha , SB, Abraham, Malik Samare , Kiriella, Amale Thero and Johnny are collaborating to the hilt with the Dollar sucking NG Os to achieve their Goal………

    • 1
      1

      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera ——What did Sangha do when it was unofficially threatened with serious consequences by MR’s cronies if it didn’t cancel its planned protest against the treatment of the other war criminal Sarath Fonseka? —–Where did the Sangha hide? —————————-Could you ask the Asgiriya to save its energy which it needed to fight the new constitution though it would not have read. Its like illiterate Mullahs and Muftis in the deep deep Pakistani feudal villages protesting against Salman Rusti’s Satanic Versus. Is there any difference between illiterate militant Mullahs and Muftis of Pakistan and the saffron clad thugs of this island?

  • 11
    3

    To say that Muslim militancy will be far worse and more catastrophic that Tamil militancy is scare mongering. Most of the Muslims know that starting an insurgency against Sinhalese is suicidal after what they saw happened to Tamils and JVP. When Tamil rebellion started, Srilanka armed forces were ill equipped and had no knowledge of counter insurgency. Also Tamils had a large jungle area in Vanni where they had their training camps. When those areas were raided, they shifted the training camps to Tamilnadu which were inaccessible to Srilanka armed forces. Even after moving back to Srilanka in 1986, they had continuing supplies from Tamilnadu. Muslims do not have any of these. Now the armed forces have minute details of jungles in northern and eastern provinces. Also there are Tamils and Muslims as paid informants to armed forces. Any slightest activity by Muslims in jungles will be notified and destroyed. There are no Muslim countries in the neighbourhood to supply materials and smuggle fighters, like what is happening in Mindanao and Pattani. Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh are very far and any support from Muslims in South India will be easily detected and cut off. Smuggling of arms and men to Muslims is likely to take place through northwest and southeast parts of Srilanka and will be plugged even to the extent of evacuating people along the coast line. Now the armed forces are well equipped and have the know how to defeat any insurrection, and use of unacceptable methods to achieve it cannot be ruled out. Armed forces will resort to the same dirty tricks they did to Tamils using Muslim home guards. With continuing animosity between Tamils and Muslims in eastern province due to unresolved issues as well as new ones created by Muslims, it will not be a surprise that Tamils in eastern province will be an easy prey for Sinhalese to manipulate to counter Muslim threat. Muslims in other seven provinces are thinly spread and will be sitting ducks if they resort to violence. There are not much jungle areas in northcentral or Uva provinces for Muslims to have any training camps. Also government is keeping Muslims with connection to extremists in other parts of the world under constant surveillance, and will spring to action when required. All these factors are not in favour of any Muslim insurrection to have a prolonged effect, other than hit and run tactics in Sinhala majority areas which will be counterproductive to Muslims resulting in revenge attacks.

    • 1
      1

      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

    • 4
      8

      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, why so pessimistic about resolving issues without use of arms?

      • 6
        2

        Fathima Dr. Sankaralingam was not advocating violence but was advocating the opposite. He was replying to the author of this article who stated “Muslim militancy would be far worse and catastrophic than the Tamil militancy we have gone through for 26 years.” Please read before commenting and not jump to conclusions.

        • 6
          9

          Dr. is talking about non-violence due to no option. I am talking about non-violence due to trust in peacefully solving the issue

          • 5
            2

            You seem not to understand English properly. For your information there is a substantial segment of Muslim community in Srilanka who feel that violence by Sinhalese must be met with violence. Of course non-violent methods of settling issues is much preferred than use of violence. What if non-violent methods fail, which is more likely in Srilanka as the Sinhala mind set is fixed. This happened to Tamils in the past, and is happening even at present, where Sinhalese have refused to relent on basic issues of importance to Tamils regarding sharing of power and territory. What I have said is that if non-violent option fails, Muslims have no chance of challenging the authority of Sinhalese militarily. Please note that in the recent violence against Muslims, none of the Muslim countries had voiced concerns and all the ambassadors who were met by a Muslim delegation are from European and other non Muslim countries. What the Muslim countries may do is giving clandestine support and nothing else, and to expect gulf states to send back all Sinhala workers is far fetched. Muslim countries are in turmoil and have no time for this. Muslims in Srilanka are showing restraint in the face of severe provocation not by design but by helplessness. Those who wanted a big commotion expected Muslims to retaliate so that they can go on a rampage, which would have been worse than that suffered by Tamils in 1983. You wait and see on the crackdown on hate speech and action, ultimately more Tamils and Muslims will be behind bars than Sinhalese even on trumped up charges.

            • 8
              9

              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam: I should be highly privileged person to have some English lessons from a Dr :-) However most of your points in first comment contradicts with the second comment above. You said “Most of the Muslims know that starting an insurgency against Sinhalese is suicidal after what they saw happened to Tamils and JVP” And then you’re saying “there is a substantial segment of Muslim community in Srilanka who feel that violence by Sinhalese must be met with violence”

              Apart from contradiction, I am not sure if you have anything to support your claims in both the comments. Then you come up with your What-If analysis in the second comment to justify your first comment – Sorry I am not gifted with any sort of psychic ability to see what was in your mind. With all due respect, I guess you shouldn’t have put the blame on my English teacher?

              Anyway, I fully agree with you on certain points later in your second comment, and thank you for sharing it.

              • 8
                6

                Again you are displaying your ignorance. Most means majority (anything more than 50%). You are mistaking it for all or an amount like 70 to 80%. Substantial means large amount, even 25 to 30%, not necessarily 50%. Thus my statements do not contradict. This was the case of Tamils when at the beginning only about 10% supported armed struggle while majority were behind negotiations through TULF. When Sinhalese did not move forward and unleashed terror on Tamil civilians, then support for armed struggle increased. In 1987 when Indo-Lanka accord was signed most of Tamils wanted LTTE to give up armed struggle and accept it, while a substantial section backed LTTE to continue. This was the case in 2002 also when LTTE refused a negotiated settlement. I hope it is clear to you what most and substantial amount means.

                • 5
                  0

                  Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam—“”When Sinhalese did not move forward and unleashed terror on Tamil civilians, then support for armed struggle increased. “”
                  If only the villager of the north understood humility of the old colombo tamils – the aristocrats who owned the diplomatic enclave not the new who came there like Thiru whom your thiru assassinated. then the northern tamils would never have imported a fascist like Dr Mahathir in SJVC the catholic crusader to give you the ump to belch and fart for a nation of own that even the great mother Tamil nadu felt was futile- aren’t the Nadu tamil brahmins shining worldwide to your(gun trotting, drug smuggling boys who have turned black money to white -the fishermen who control the LTTE even today from London?) dismay………………………………………………………….
                  His son Chandra Hasan knew better when in a very friendly banter with DIG Gunawardena (then acting magistrate colombo) that life is not the stories we hear and there is compassion in the heart- 3 of his most dreaded men were released from magazine prison. however , like the muslim they returned to fight another day and may have been killed because fatso VP the fisherman would nothing of it- your dug your grave thinking that humans are soulless because they don’t sing your thesawalamai laws and thirukural..🙊

                  • 1
                    6

                    Dr. Gnana: Please answer my question on your supporting data.

                    • 4
                      0

                      “”answer my question “””ask eusence the school teacher at california he writes like you wattalapam.

                • 7
                  7

                  Dr. Gnana: Winning the argument is not my goal here, however considering the serious nature of it, I would like to ask, that on what basis you claimed the preferences of most / substantial Muslims in the context of on-going issues surrounding the Muslims? Guesswork? If so, isn’t it like doctors prescribing medicines for serious illness without lab tests? Like you said: “there is a substantial segment of Muslim community in Srilanka who feel that violence by Sinhalese must be met with violence”.

                  With all respect, I feel your claim would have looked more responsible with some supporting data.

                  • 6
                    2

                    Fathima!! “” Winning the argument is not my goal here, however considering the serious nature of it, “”^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Whoooohoo. the village burka bristol, You think you are socrates as in plato’s play? You are debating with village roots Dr of royal college But come debate with me markele So that i may teach you what is `Iron Pillar` surrounded by jalli art of mughals in Sri lankan style- crusader foreigner to our island you can never rape our land as long as it’s in Asia even with the yankee Clinton or tip cut Obama’s elephant farts.💨…..il-liberal democrat💨

                    • 6
                      6

                      Just ask your Dr of royal college to answer my question. Just coz he is a product of Royal College, does it mean this hatch-back ugly TN ape looking Dr. could utter anything he likes? Or ask him is he was on weekend booze when he posted the comment.

                      Ha..ha sorry I have a Burqa but I never used it after 83 pogrom when I used it to hide some Dalit tobacco plantation workers brought in by Portuguese from the rioting Sinhalese mobs ;-) You want to teach me Jalli Art? So you use your Jalli art against women, and not for when needed at Nandikadal logoon? Or nowadays you trust more in martial arts than suicide bombing with innocent women? I thought that too was killed by the Nandikada lagoon. And don’t you know that the land is already raped and there was a maternal death on May, 2009 when the mother ‘Peelam’ along with father “Peeebakaran” went with the wind leaving the poor orphaned poor kids with the only option of “rusty boat”?
                      Shameless fellows, you and your hatchback ugly ape racist Dr. Gnana

                    • 3
                      2

                      Fatima: Just ask your Dr of royal college to answer my question.
                      “”When a toad gapes, what a mouth! and what breath! “”
                      “”Just coz he is a product of Royal College, does it mean this hatch-back ugly TN ape looking Dr. could utter anything he likes?” Have you ever of pride and prejudice from the queen of english literature or are chakka fat-ma??
                      Now, please tell us where you fatima (is the dog ris(k)hard your half brother) come from first, your pedigree because it would be futile for me to waste my time on a stupid fool.
                      I am product of IIT like Google CEO but born in the diplomatic enclave of colombo owned by my ancestors before muslims came there.try me moron?

                    • 2
                      4

                      Dr. Gnana is not only Royal, royally ugly and anti-Islamic guy with cowardice signs. Though you don’t seem to be Royal, you are very loyal to him. Come here with your master (dr.) and I will show you how Islamic extremists use a polished Iron Pillar indiscriminately and non-biased towards any sex or age or even looks (so that I invite Tamil Nadu genes).

                    • 0
                      0

                      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

                    • 0
                      0

                      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

                    • 0
                      0

                      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

                    • 0
                      1

                      “I am product of IIT like Google CEO but born in the diplomatic enclave of colombo owned by my ancestors”

                      Isn’t it a shame that you’re having tell who you are rather than letting others to know you? Good you told me, otherwise you have me the impression that you’re a lowlife. Anyway, if all what you say is true, you still have to improve your attitudinal issues I guess

                • 5
                  7

                  DR. Gnana Sankaralingam,

                  “In 1987 when Indo-Lanka accord was signed most of Tamils wanted LTTE to give up armed struggle and accept it, while a substantial section backed LTTE to continue”

                  Tamils failed in SL through out the history [period] Why did LTTE listen to substantial Tamils and ignored the majority? You guys are idiots to continue supporting them, but lucky that LTTE was crushed, if not you would be suffering more

              • 6
                2

                Fathima: Dr G.S. is right on target about the buy to sell closed knit community of muslims in the island. If they (more businessmen less logic but fraud as in business) were Z score without handicaps like the way muslims of SriMao/Bad U Din learnt the English language by locking both the sinhalese and tamils. Like at india where the schedule class, muslims christians tribes got 30% of all jobs, university education, development loans as per Indira Feroz Gandhi (nee Nehru the pundit) (she married a muslim from Iran – Nawab Khan of the harem. Guess what happened brahmins set fire to themselves and most left overseas (pundits) to prosper and become powerful in the USA and they are number 1 after the Jewish people but aren’t racist unlike . While india went back 50 years. Only an Iranian refugee a clerk who rose to be the greatest Indian son – Palkhiwala stopped from being dictator with the words of eastern wisdom- Dharma!!

                • 5
                  5

                  You mean the argument is between “buy to sell closed knit community” and “Let’s-go-to Europe on fishing boat community”? More logic makes you do more adventurous things on a rusty fishing boats? More logic makes you do more magics like starting a life that is 100% pure fraud and illegal from landing a country to living on credit card skimming? And fund the terrors to kill the innocents?

                  Remember, you’re living in a glass house.

                  • 3
                    0

                    “”You mean the argument is between “buy to sell closed knit community””” it means you are good to belch and fart like cows you like to eat unlike the deer that roam freely or kangaroos. a woman who makes her mouth cheap with boat rides makes is usually from a I-slam humanity harem . this is friend of 666 if you know what it means il-legal crusaders with block vote because balla said so- is not democracy! muslims breeding like rats must be disenfranchised in the island if has to have dialog and to prosper.

                    • 2
                      2

                      It only took quick few seconds to jump in and pick the hat that perfectly fits. LOL

                    • 0
                      0

                      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

            • 3
              4

              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, I googled and found some of your pics. He..he..he…

              • 2
                3

                That is not me, I don’t agree either

    • 2
      1

      There is one thing you must note that the Muslims are not fighting for a separate state.
      They are fighting to survive in a democratically elected country. Muslims don’t need jungles , now you have seen in other countries how they drive into crowds , blowing up in crowded places, when a society is oppressed there possibilities of this kind of action. Economic terrorism is very dangerous it can cripple a country in no time.
      The government has to be cautious of these issues.For example Qatar being one of the richest country in the world, still they are struggling to maintain the value of their currency.

  • 9
    4

    Simon,—- STOP lying!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You claim that Gnanasara thero attacked a Christian Church; where is this church? what is the name of the church?— you also claim that there are videos of Gnanasara thero in action of Aluthgama incident, where are the links of the videos? ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————– REMEMBER, monks are the guardians of Sri Lanka and “Buddha Sasanaya” is superior to the Parliament. Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, etc were once Buddhist countries, Gnanasra thero and BBS make sure that Sri Lanka will not follow the same fate as those ex-Buddhist countries. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————– We must appreciate and thank Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter, Ven Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana thero for the statement to the media which was an honor.

  • 6
    2

    Simon, ——-You have no idea of what’s happening in the real world and who Muslims really are. You believe that SWRD was killed by someone who wasn’t given a shipping contract, how wrong you are, the truth is, it was a British job with the help of local “Kalu Suddahs”.

    • 1
      3

      Idiot John,
      ” the truth is, it was a British job with the help of local “Kalu Suddahs”.”
      Kalu suddhas wearing yellow saris?

  • 2
    2

    Shyamon, yours has been a long time coming but it is very welcome. You have spoken for millions of right thinking people of whatever race or religion and I hope the vacillating spineless, nincompoops who run government notes what u have written.

    Don’t be fazed if some try to ridicule you. We are a very ancient society, a therefore quite out of date.

  • 1
    1

    A well written article.I respect Buddhism ,but this is unacceptable .This drama looks like a well organised crime by a mafia organisation. A small child could have given a verdict on Gnanasara.
    The governments harvest time is nearing and it,s time for milking,

  • 1
    1

    The mahanayake thero’s proclamation only proved that what is practiced in Sri Lanka is Sinhala-Buddhism and not Buddhism. They really need to get out of Mahavansa mindset.

    • 4
      0

      When small man a carpetbagger community `Nani` raised the roof of Supreme court of India where all 13 judges went over to his side over dictator Indira by defining Dharma! no one said it was Indian – Hindu and not Hinduism/Buddhism but we all knew it was law of the cosmos that rules Asia. Little islanders like your form masters the little english/welsh nabobs that raped India of its 45% industrial GDP to leave it at 4% in 1947. you have not read even buddhism for what it is because you never understand life itself.

  • 2
    0

    The problem in the Buddha Sasana is that it had become difficult to recruit Samaneras to the Sasana. Some fifty years ago the Sasana ordained only those children with a very very good family background. The temple selected only the best out of those. The parents of that era was of the opinion that giving a child to the Sasana was a highly meritorious act. I have heard that such an act would make the whole “Hatara Warigaya Sasaren ethera kireemata hethu wasana wana bawa”. It would mean that giving a child to be ordained as a Buddhist monk would make the whole pedigree attain nibbana. But see what has happened today! The temple had been compelled to recruit children from very poor and socially low families, making it a way of providing food and a living. Gnanasara undoubtedly is one of those who did not have a proper upbringing.

    • 3
      0

      DPJ: You are the accident of portuguese/british transport of labour from across the straits and left to fend as free workers. So your kind were quick and greedy to become nationalist and kill the tea worker first (to be foolish on purpose is a wicked philosophy but to be fooled buy greed is another matter) (tea was the mainstay of Ceylon) just followed what the crusaders left because all your so called fathers of freedom and dynasty builders died with christian crusaders names- the wallauvas became christian for the wattalapam. Still at catholic spain. italy etc. they select from the best at Leon Spain (the land that produces the professionals and priest) patchwork anglican selects retired school teachers and promotes them as bishops as they are sociopaths.

  • 2
    4

    Dr G, for once I thought you are an intelligent person, but you seem to lack any general knowledge.

    For Muslims the motto is ” get busy living or get busy dyeing ” so far the Sri Lankan Muslims are being sane because they are not prone to violence, but when you are pushed against the wall, you never know what will happen. And you can see someone is desperately trying to push the Muslim to the walls.

    The new type of insurgency is formless, you don’t need a unit or a place to hide, it’s like you are everywhere and you’re not anywhere.

    Can you imagine what will happen if a harmed / disgruntled person set of bomb in the right place, the tourism industry will come crashing down.

    Once it begins, the vicious cycle will begin, by that time it will be too late reverse. Then it will be good bye Sri Lanka

    Then there will be a Tamil Eelam, eastern Saudi Arabia, little italy in the western province etc etc

    • 3
      1

      Concerned citizen, please do not display your ignorance. If the motto for Muslims is get busy living or get busy dying, then it was the same principle that was practiced by LTTE, to brain wash Tamils to fight and die. This type of formless insurgency can be successful only in Muslim countries where there is ample support from people or in western countries which upholds human rights. In almost all the cases of such acts, the perpetrators were known to the police as those likely to cause terrorist acts and were either left free without charge or put on surveillance. In those democratic countries a person is innocent till proved guilty. In Srilanka, any one suspected of clandestine activity is guilty till proven innocent. Therefore any Muslim suspect will be arrested under PTA without giving any reason and kept in jail without being produced in courts for long periods of time. No one can assure that these suspects will not be tortured in custody. Also in western countries, there is no revenge attacks on Muslims either by civilians or by security forces. In Srilanka Muslim civilians will be targeted with loss of life and property, if Sinhalese are attacked Any killing by security forces will be labelled as justifiable homicide or collateral damage, like in the case of Tamils. Muslims are thinly spread except in coastal Amparai district and are likely to get caught if they resort to bomb making or hiding firearms. Sinhalese and their security personnel are determined to eradicate any untoward actions on their land or people by Muslims for whatever reason justifiable or not. This is exactly what they did to Tamils and Muslims will not be exempted from this treatment.

    • 4
      0

      Concerned citizen_ “”so far the Sri Lankan Muslims are being sane because they are not prone to violence, but when you are “” As Hillary Clinton the lover of Bangladeshi people of New York said- Only a rat can go between the two women at war in Bangladesh after Henry Kissinger saved them from being swallowed by Punjabis of India in 1972- Muslims are `miami mice` of lanka – your favourite game hide and squeak.
      Posse_Cat!! 🐱

  • 3
    1

    British follower try to teach Maha Sanga how to make a statement. We have plenty of this kind of kalu suddo automatically made by british study system in our country. Before write this kind of bullshit read our history.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.