17 December, 2017

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Why Whitewash Gnanasara? He Should Not Be Made A Martyr

By Vishwamithra

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Human nature has not changed. It may have embraced new cultures. It may have rejected certain others. It may have progressed from check books to credit cards and e-banking but remains loyal to money and what it does to bring about outwardly pleasures and riches to a tiring businessman and an upstart youth heading for promotion after promotion for doubling and trebling sales in the company he works day in and day out. It continues to indulge in its base instincts and any renunciation of its natural propensities such as avarice, lust, jealousy, enmity and confrontational stoops, more often than not, is rejected. The change of context has not and does not change the fundamentals of human nature. That is why those who have conquered that rudimentary nature of humanness, as did Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha, are being worshipped by millions, if not billions, today as who have made greatest of all conquests – mind and the varied paths it could lead an ordinary human to.            

When a so-called Buddhist monk, namely Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, a ruffian garbed in a yellow robe, when photographed in public (what he wears in private is allegedly totally different), continues on his ultra-racist verbiage, drawing ulterior motives of like-minded politicians and their close cohorts towards his, things can get quite out of control when some unintended word, phrase or even an innocent-sounding call is made towards a highly-charged mob. The real consequences of a provocation by a yellow-robed thug accompanied by pseudo patriots who roam the streets with placards of restoring Buddhism and granting its rightful place in a country that is already nearly 70% of the people are Buddhists, could lead to dangerous levels. Violence could break out and subsequent carnage would make the ’83 riots look like a ‘minor’ protest at a village fair in a rural hamlet.    

Whitewashing, glossing over or covering up something that is immoral, illegal, or otherwise plain bad is usually done by the surrogates of a criminal. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, the notorious imposter-Buddhist monk or the thug in saffron, fits right into the narrative of whitewashing a dangerous activist. Not in the sense that he is intrinsically an evil man with evil intentions, but the consequential chain of mayhem, looting and killings that would entail will ultimately set the country back by another couple of decades, not to mention the drastic ill-reputation in the international arena.

Yet such a criticism, either in isolation or otherwise, of the leading political provocateur of nationalist/racist politics would not suffice. In a country in which nearly 70% of the population are Sinhalese-Buddhists, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara’s appeal, whether it’s woefully misplaced or not, cannot be ignored nor could it be regarded as a clarion call to arms. The issues and concerns he raises could have gravely significant national and socio-political consequence if the current government keeps sweeping them under the proverbial carpet. The issues raised by this group of provocateurs go beyond partisan politics. The ethnic group that is being targeted by the Bodu Bala Sena and its supporters led by this rogue-monk, among others, are Muslims. Most of the Muslims in Sri Lanka are concentrated in the Eastern Province. The Provincial Council in Eastern Province is headed by a Muslim Chief Minister. More than one third of the Province is populated by this ethnic group and an overwhelming majority of Sri Lankan workers in the Middle-east hail form the Eastern Province Muslims. That’s a reality. Given the context of even more widely parochial claims from the Muslim community as regards Sharia Law etc. which is usually an anathema for all right-minded people, whether Sinhalese or Tamil, the tendency for a serious break down in law and order cannot be overruled.

In the meantime, the government is dragging its feet about the widely-publicized alleged settlement of Muslims in the middle of Wilpattu Wildlife Sanctuary. No government can wipe its hands off such a fundamental breach of the country’s Land-policy. The brand that the present rulers have created for themselves as ‘gutless and unstrategic’ is becoming a real issue and they simply cannot run away from such serious accusation from the people. Criticizing a Buddhist Monk alias yellow robed-thug would not resolve the issue. It is also extensively rumored and even long-established by some legitimate and valid quarters that the Muslim power behind these alleged settlements is a Minister from a Northern District. A young charismatic figure, this Cabinet Minister is alleged to be heavily immersed in a toxic vessel of corruption. Extremists on both sides won’t do. Two rights don’ make a right. It actually amplifies the undercurrents of the present situation and if it explodes, as I said in one my earlier paragraphs, would shatter all societal constraints. Such an uncontrollable event should not be an option before our decision makers.

At the same time our Sinhalese Buddhists and their extremist leaders realize another unfriendly reality. Almost 35% of the Eastern Province is occupied by Sinhalese Buddhists. Some of our ancient Buddhists artifacts and temples are situated in that province. Any counter onslaught in that province against our Sinhalese Buddhist brethren would be catastrophic. The ’83 carnage of Tamils in Colombo might be countered by a similar vengeance-ridden slaughter and it might be inevitable. It is only advisable that in the interest of peace and détente between the two communities, a more amicable and just resolution is reached. And the first step belongs to the government. The need to be more proactive and take the first steps towards bringing these two parties together.

However, one must also remember the failed Timpu-Talks between the militant Tamils and Sinhalese in the mid-eighties. One cannot expect results from inviting extremists to a peace conference. Prabhakaran’s terrorists and Sinhalese extremists who took part in Timpu-Talks did not generate any tangible results. The enmity and mutual hatred Sinhalese and Tamils bore against each other got further sharpened after these Timpu fiasco. One must realize that a settlement between these Sinhalese and Muslims should be a political one as against an exclusively legal one. Yes, land settlement and physical boundaries between the provinces and districts need to be at the foundation of these proposed talks. But the negotiators must essentially consist of educated and wise men and women whose antennas are tuned and set to the pulse of both communities and daring enough to give and take.

Do we have such men in the active public service? My answer is no. In such a case, one would eventually be pushed to recruit such talent from those public servants who are still among the living but retired. Some may be ‘retired hurt’ but others just retired. I am sure those wise men would come forward if the government extends a warm and hearty invite. For these public servants who had served this country under many a regime – led by either UNP-led or SLFP-led – would volunteer their invaluable service if a sufficiently prudent and extensively calculated Terms of Reference (TOR) is prepared and submitted for national conversation.

The composition of such a Conference/Talks between the leaders of the two communities must essentially do away with diehard extremists of both communities. Law and Order cannot be sustained if two extremist parties meet at such Talks. The political will of the governing coalition will be tested and those who adhere to the fundamentals of the messages of the two communities which would be more religious than social and ethnical are bound to triumph in a perfect world. But the world is far from being prefect. That is why we need to talk within the confines of civic responsibility and religious tolerance. Islam and Buddhism are two religions whose founding sages preached peace and harmony. Dominance of one over the other is not an option.

Am I writing about a utopian dream? Maybe, but if one does not dream about one’s own prospective realities, this world would never have progressed; the first Neanderthal would never have ventured out of his cave.

The government’s active search for a resolution of this malefic condition is a prerequisite. There will never be a solution to problems between two ethnic groups. Such a solution is possible only between two harmonious minds that are completely devoid of hatred, jealousy and distrust etc. Such sublime heights of the mind are yet light-years away from our mundane minds. That is why a resolution instead of a solution of the issues should be our primary and final goal. Many pundits have written many a column and book on this issue of religious tolerance and ethnic harmony. But as I stated at the very outset, human nature has not changed. It will continue in its unending journey of attempting to reach a dynamic equilibrium between right and wrong, just and unjust, plain and nuanced. It could be very exciting and enthralling to a wise man. But at the same time lethal to the unwise and avaricious. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara may have a message. But he should not be made a martyr.

The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com   

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    V
    Lies and damn lies, it’s been repeated so much in media and now it has become a fact, and what’s worse is that a journalist like you also now believe it’s true

    No muslims have encroached the forest land there is enough evidence to prove it otherwise a 1000 times, if you don’t believe it file a fundamental rights case in the Supreme Court, secondly it’s not the responsibility of any minister to settle the IDPs its the responsibility of the government, but as usual since its muslims it’s not their problem

    Secondly the muslims has conquering non Muslim lands for thousands of years, the orthodox Christian by the ottomans and Hindus by the Mughals but they never imposed any sharia law on any non Muslim even while they were the rulers, so you can see this pure nonsense.

    Thirdly muslims have a long history in Sri Lanka and the last thing they are interested is destroying archeological sites or anything to with it.

    These are fabricated nonsense without any proof

    Have you noticed for the first time in the last 50 years, in the recent past that this country is being cursed with one destruction after another, floods, epidemic level dengue, drought etc. you can see that this will only get worse by the day

    Remember there is no history where Evil has triumphed

    Spend your time and energy at your level to correct the wrong doers so that at least the future generations will have a good life

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      Both Madakalapuwa Mad Dog monk and Balusara have records within past few years the manner they acted against own folks. Former has got records to have gone amok in the presence of police abusing his own langauge. They talk high about to have protected the temeples but in the high days of LTTE terror, none of these men were even known to many. Today, being servile to some former leaders, that make every effort toreturn to power, these two men would do anything any everything. Gentle kin dof buddhism we were known is far from these monks. No means acceptable them to run amok in this country. If their actions will turn out to be beyond controllble, even to go with the strickt punishments would be advisable. Be them sinhala, tamils or others, they have been like rabid dogs when they are with human association.
      No means these two men should be scot free: Either they should be subjected to intensive rehablitation programes and or locked up for ever to feel us the born buddhist and other non-buddhists in peace.

      Law and the authorities should take this very serious.

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        You may be right.

        Do we know any other aggressive men in this country ?
        Ghansara should be tamed by keeping him in a rehablitation training.

        So should be the case with that BLACK lipped Madakalapuwa monk, who once did not know that he has to respect lanken police, but police. since he is finally an another citizen of this country.

        If rehab trainings would end up in vain, these too should be kept in JAILS leaving us the gentle buddhist in peace and harmony.
        We fought wars long 30 years. We dont want another clashes again.

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      Well said. This journalist is vomiting fake. News. !

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    Vishwamithra>>>> “Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, the notorious imposter-Buddhist monk or the thug in saffron,”>>>>> Vishwamithra.>>> what is happening is that the thugs are “saffron washed” first >>>>>then the corrupt politician in clean and crisp white attire >>>”white wash” the “saffron washed” thugs>>>first its the religious “saffron wash” and then the Political “white wash” . The poor naïve Sinhala masses are given a double whammy.>>>>>it’s obvious>>>>you go to a Buddhist temple>>>>you see that the masses and the politicians are in white and the monks are in saffron>>>>>Vishwamithra you are brilliant “white wash of the saffron clad”

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      The state is made accountable if enforcement of law and order remains as was the days of Mr Medamulana. None of the monks or any others should not take the law to their hands. But this BBS pseudo monk and others have taken the justice to their hands, as nothing would work on them. Why should their powers be above the prevailing law and order of this country is the million dollar question today.

      Asgiriya or other high ranking buddhist clergy s concerns about the threat being applied on lanken buddhism is commendable in the same time, their indifference leaving a rabid dog style 2legged animals to do the job creating new kind of communal violence should no means commendable if we have at least a little brain.

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    “Harmoniuos Minds devoid of Hatred , Jealousy and Distrust ” nice words mate………Colombo Elite , and Anglicans and Wabis who are in Yahaplana Government who are supposed to create the above ” Harmony ” in Snnhala Buddhist Minds, became Multi Millionaires in two years with Tax Payers money of course…….. …. This was while Grilling , Jailing and , culling jobs of Sinhala Buddhists , who make up the 70 Plus percent ……… And most of whom will be lucky to earn LKR 10,000 a month……..Please be happy with that , and do not have any of the above………….And allow hose Multi Millionaires to give Dr Ranil the okay to divide the Sinhala Buddhist Land for good………

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera—————You in the past led me to believe you are a close friend of the Muslims from whom you get a cut on their businesses, a generous fees for expediting legal and illegal licenses, permits, …………… What has happened to you now. Income from commissions receivable should supersede all your parochial hatred for them? Do you also deal with the release of confesticated Kerala Gancha? ———The police and people from North told me when caught the smugglers went to Colombo and got their contraband released. Were you the person who was helping the Muslim Dalits get richer and your dalits get high during clan’s misrule?

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        Dear Native, Why do they need me mate?……When they have Baththu and Sally……..The former has put 120 of his mates in to Mineral Sands……….Perhaps to go along with that Housing Estate…….. In return Yahapalan Amunes Nephew gets 150 Acres in Puttalam , near the …..Nature Reserve ….. for a Holiday Resort…….Mate, I tell you , that will be an A Class investment………I fell in love with Puttalam Ramparts. on my way to Mannar …… Now that Sampathar has accepted Bodhisira’s ” Ekeeya,”. tell your Diaspora mates to grab these top Locations where the future lies , to make the Dosh , and get into the A List in Harbour City…….BTW, Sally threatened the only Sinhala Buddhist UNP Yahapalana Minister , in the open and on Prime Time TV…… Sally warned ” “Watch what I will do ” ……….What a pathetic State our Sinhala Buddhists whom your 174 PhD mates lead by Bahu , Amale and Ugangoda called Eexremists , who threaten and destroy Muslims and Christians, in that fully paid, full Page Lanaka Deepa Ad……….

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    Vishwamthira this is good writing.. Gnansara needs to be whitewashed because his is so black that he cannot fit the myth of the Aryan supremacy of the Sinhala race. How the politicians or anyone can worship this man who swills dirty words is a fascinating facet of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Gnansara appears to be a mere pawn who is handled by puppet masters having their own sinister designs.
    Equally, the Muslims are caught up in a swirl of their own ensuring that tensions are kept high. The possibility of violence breaking out in the East is real. Good sense must prevail if the threat is to be avoided. The conflagration, if it occurs, will set back Sri Lanka for another thirty years.

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    Vishwamithra>>>now here is the second part of white wash >>>I >>>>>>overwhelming majority of Sri Lankan workers in the Middle-east hail form the Eastern Province Muslims.>>>>what a load of rubbish>>>>majority of the coolie workers in the Middle East are poor Sinhala women from the poor Sinhala South>>>what an attempt to white wash that fact by Vishwamithra.>>>>>are you wearing a cripsy whit attire?

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    Vishwamithra I quote “There will never be a solution to problems between two ethnic groups” unquote. How many ethnic groups are there in Sri Lanka? only two? Sinhala and Muslim? the rest exterminated and white washed by the successive Sinhala govts?

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      Muslims are kicked around while the Tamils are in their slumber. How if the Tamils wake up and join the muslims and form group under one umbrella of minorities.Muslims can also be called Tamils since they are tamil speaking community.

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        They are not just Tamil speaking but Tamil by ethnicity. They are descended from immigrant converted Tamil Hindus from South India and the vast majority of them, only migrated to the island from their South Indian homeland a century or two ago. Only a very small percentage of them have some Arab blood. Arabs and other western Asian Muslims never arrived in the island or to South India in their thousands. Only a few hundred over a span of a few centuries and all of them did not take local Tamil women as their concubines. Their actual wives mostly their first cousins would have been left in the Gulf. Most of the ancient Arab/western Asian traders were not Muslim but Christian. DNA also proves that the core ancestry of the Sri Lankan Muslims is south Indian and they are genetically similar to the island’s Sinhalese and Tamils and to the population of South India and the Dravidian South Indian Muslims. A little bit of Arab amongst a few rich southern trading families and elites does not make them or the rest of the community Arab/Moor. We all have a little bit of somethin in us. It is due to dirty politics and selfish power hungry politicians and elite amongst the Muslims and to divide and rule the island’s Tamils on the basis of religion region origin and caste , that they are not classified correctly as Tamil Muslim but as Moors. Just like after the 1983 riots the Colombo Chetties and the Baratha( Paravar) , whose Tamil ancestors migrated from South India only a few centuries ago, or in the case of the Baratha in the early 1920s are now not classified as Tamils but under their caste. When did a religion and caste become a separate ethnicity. Only in Sri Lanka due to dirty divide and rule politics

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          Real Siva Sankaran Sharma: You never quite answered my repeated question: As you claim you’re indigenous or undigested Tamils with over 2500 years of presence in SL, your population figures should have been much larger, not just a little fraction ahead of Muslims who migrated just a century or two ago?

          I agree that many Tamil kings invaded and ruled SL during those days, but did not leave any sizable population whenever they defeated / left. During that time, even the South Indians who came as traders and soldiers finally settled in SL and eventually became Sinhalese and mostly Buddhist. After king Ellalan (Elara)’s death any few Tamils left over, converted to Buddhism and became Sinhalese.

          Hence, Tamil population figures supports that of Portuguese/Dutch periods when many people from Indian Malabar coast lines were brought in to work on tobacco plantations of colonial masters and 2.5k years of history is likely fake.

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            I pity your ignorance probably due to your anti-Tamil racial bias. Veddhas are the original people of Srilanka living over 30,000 years. Why then is their population only a few hundreds. Most of them have either been Sinhalised and living in south eastern plains or been Tamilised and living in coastal eastern province. The cause of their poor growth rate may be due to death due to illness as a result of lack of medical facilities. This may be the same with Tamils. At one time Srilanka and south India was a contiguous land mass till parts of the land was submerged. When this happened most of the people who got cut off may have migrated back into the main land. There have been several urn burial sites found in north western parts extending from Poonagari to Puttalam which is the hall mark of Dravidian civilization. Ancient pottery and other artifacts have been found in northern mainland which are similar to those found in south India proving that the same ethnic group lived in both sides of the divide. Fact that Veddhas worshiped Murugan is a proof of Tamil influence on them. Recently stone inscriptions have been found accidentally in parts of eastern province which have been dated as over 2000 years. When Buddhism set foot in Nagadeepa, there were people living there. Probably most Tamils would have declared themselves as Sinhala Buddhists in order to curry favour with Sinhala kings. It may have been a practice that when a ruler withdraws from a country most of their subjects also go back with the king. This may be the same story as for Burghers, though ruling the country for 200 years only a few were left. Your statement ridiculing Tamils that their history is fake smacks of rank racism. Srilanka government will never embark on a proper archaeological survey as their entrenched position will be blown off, similar to the Aryan myth being exposed by two recent genetic studies. With modern technology truth will be brought to light including the submerged Tamil ancient history.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              “The cause of their poor growth rate may be due to death due to illness as a result of lack of medical facilities. This may be the same with Tamils”, Ha..ha…ha.. part of MBBS jokes? You, yourself seem to struggle finding a logically acceptable answer to Tamil population question – All your answers are supported by “may” or “maybe” without any certainty.

              The reason, Veddhas have become a tiny minority today, is due to assimilating themselves into the lifestyles of larger communities, and this has been happening through out the history, and it is not because of poor health issues. Ok, let’s take your excuse of Tamil’s have had poor growth rate due to death tolls associated with any illness, why didn’t this happen to Sinhalese?

              Why all the ancient archaeological finds point to a Buddhist past in the North which became “Tamil speaking areas” as recent as Portuguese period? You think there can be people being busy writing/rewriting/inventing a history to suit their fancied and colorful imagination?

              I wouldn’t blame you, perhaps poor you too have been made to believe that your ancestors existed 2500 years before, and not brought in to do tobacco / indigo plantations by recent colonial masters

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                If there is a claim by Tamils that their ancestors existed in Srilanka for more than 2500 years ago, the correct action by the government is to conduct extensive archaeological studies using modern equipment which can detect objects without digging, as used in UK to unearth ancient monument. The problem is government will neither permit such research nor allocate funds to Tamils, as they do not want any new findings that will disrupt Sinhala position. Presence of Buddhist temples does not mean presence of Sinhalese. At one time there were Tamil Buddhists and for some reason they are no more. For your information the oldest religion in Srilanka is Saivaism. The presence of five pre-Buddhist Saiva temples including the fifth one recently discovered by chance in Dondra (Thondeeswaram) and the Murugan temple in Kataragama which was worshiped by Veddhas proves it. The first person in Srilanka to be converted to Buddhism, Devanampiya Tissa was a Hindu (Devanampiya is a Tamil word meaning believer of God), and his father was Mutta Siva (Elder Siva) shows that Saivaism was prevailing in Srilanka. The presence of Tamils since ancient times in Srilanka is a foregone conclusion and only racist like you continue to deny exposing your stupidity.

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                  Hello Dr.

                  You may call me whatever that comforts you, and it doesn’t hurt me at all. However, despite that long replies, you or the other guy boiling below, didn’t still answer my question or the popular confusion of Sri Lankans of Tamil population only constituting little more than 11 percent while you claiming existence of 2500 years.

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              Dr. GS.
              Dream on.
              There is no submerged Tamil ancient history.
              Why should the SL government embark on a foolish archaeological survey.There are more important matters for the government to spend the money on.

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            Idiotic anti Tamil I knew you will reply. I strongly suspect you are no Muslim but a racist Sinhalese troll posting under a Muslim name. The Sinhalese are very good at it. They do that at various forums, in Sri Lanka Indian and western, There is one who was using my name to post his anti Tamil venom and even comes here to do this. All your posts reek of lies and misinformation, that is found in Sinhalese extremist forums like Lankaweb

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          You bloody bustard..how you have all this cast shit in your dirty mind ? When you check your blood do you have anything so called low and how cast .it is bloody handy priest of so classed low vast brahma who dividend Tamil to loot money from them .what a idiet are you to divide people into cast ?.do you see such division among Europe? Anglo-Saxon, nomands , Spanish and scots, Dutch and many more race…they had knom in the past ..except this in cultured , inhumans and uncivilised indian who got this barbican system…cows are goDS for them …they can kills people in the name of cows?.
          What rubbish you are taking in this modern world human rights…you need to take to court for your racism and discrimation ?

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          There the Australoid crow Real Siva Sankaran Sharma cawing again. Whatever may your comments, you cannot just wait without inserting a line calling Moors as Tamil converts. When we do not accept, why the hell are you writing like that? What pleasure you get? May be you want to raise your slavish Tamil image by saying, “Look here, see our converts who are known as good traders and excellent in other field too so we are above them”. But remember we did not convert to other religion for better life nor we were taken as slaves by your masters. That is because we did not have your slavish blood.

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    “At the same time our Sinhalese Buddhists and their extremist leaders realize another unfriendly reality. Almost 35% of the Eastern Province is occupied by Sinhalese Buddhists”

    Hey Visamithra;

    You are a non-Buddhist , Sinhalese only by name.Therefore you do not understand what it takes to be Sinhala Buddhist. Sinhala Buddhists have not occupied any land belonging to any group of people. Every inch of land belongs to the nation of Sinhala People. Hence it is their birth right to live any where they wish within the Unitary sovereign State of Sri Lanka. By h way there aren’t any Sinhala Buddhist extremists in our country. Though we have tolerated anti buddhist CHRISTIAN like you fr long time.

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      Sinhala 25560—————–“Every inch of land belongs to the nation of Sinhala People.”———————-Kallthonie, when you s**t or vomit, watch out my people also have lived here on this land for at least 35,000 years. Your name sound like a prison rollcall.

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      most Sinhhalese are Tamils by name. You only got to add an “n” or an “m” to the end of their names, and they become Tamils.

      Anyway what documents do you have to prove that every inch of the land belongs to the Sinhala people. Who are these people anyway? Why should cinnamon peelers coming here during Dutch times or fishermen who came from India have any greater rights to the country than others? Most of us came from India at various times (including the Buddha, if he ever came to Sri Lanka).

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        Mama Muslim,
        Sri Lanka is a Sinhala -Buddhist country.

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    Deal Wijedasa, GoTa, and MaRa are said to be providing women and other comforts to Gnanasara for inciting violence to destabilize the current government. There is credible evidence that Gnanasara once slept with MaRa’s wife too. So given this state of affairs, who can seek the help of law to arrest so called sadist Gnasara?

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      Maharage, Nimal – You mean the former beauty queen a.k.a “Ratharan Nona”?

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    Gnanasara should be stripped tied and bowed down , and get the by passers to do what ever they wish,we can produce sufficient electricity to the country.

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    Vishvamitra,

    Splendid Sentiments. If you are a Buddhist, the effort is wasted. Failure to stand up and be counted is an act of complicity in these troubled times.

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      Making friends with nobles your wealth would go!
      Leaky lefty the bamboos have blossomed the mischief making commensals see a buck and shout kill kill for that’s all they know while the mice catching dog steps on the cat’s paws.

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      agreed

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      “”Failure to stand up and be counted is an act of complicity in these troubled times.”” the option is always there than following a leaning to one side piped piper over again- NOTA- None Of The Actors- buccaneering!!remember the world is a stage.

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    Most of the island’s Muslims do not live in the east . 72% of the island’s Muslims live in the Sinhalese areas and only 28% in the Tamil north and east. Most in the east. The north hardly had any Muslims only around 70000 the most from all five northern districts . They lived largely in Mannar district.
    The original and indigenous population of the east are the eastern Eelam Tamils and the Tamilised Veddah.. They are still the largest community in the east 40% , not the Muslims,despite all the large scale killing ethnic cleansing and state aided illegal colonisation of Sinhalese since the 1950s by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments, to deliberately change the demography of the east, to make the Tamils in the east a voiceless minority in their own land. Most of the 120000, Sri Lankan Tamil refugees languishing in refugee camps in India are from the east, if these people are returned to their original homelands in the east, the percentage of Tamils in the east will drastically increase, However the Sinhalese establishment and the Muslims do not want this , as this will result Sinhalese are not 35% but around 22% . They were less than 4% in the 1950s , and the vast majority of them were settled in the east using brute government force on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands in the past 30 years. They have no claim to the east in any way at all.

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    Everything in the east from ancient until the 1950s is Tamil . The history the rulers place names,the ruins , both Hindu and Buddhist, yes most of the Buddhist ruins in the east a Tamil and not Sinhalese , as now being deliberately twisted and misinformed, many of the ancient Tamils were Buddhist and it is they who spread Buddhism to most of Asia, including to the island. Sinhalese now seem to think everything Buddhist is Sinhalese. Many of these ancient ruins in Trincomallee belong to the Mahayana sect and Sinhalese were never belonged to the Mahayana sect, whilst ancient Tamil Buddhists belonged to both Mahayana and Theravadha sect. It is the TNA that individually won the largest amount of votes and seats in the east, however the Muslims and the illegal Sinhalese colonist racists ganged up to deny the Tamils and the TNA who should have rightfully ruled the east. What ever happens in the Sinhalese south between the Muslims and Sinhalese in the east. these two recently arrived immigrants who are not indigenous to the east , gang up to deny the real indigenous ancient population of the east , the Eelam Tamils their land and just rights. Sinhalese only started to arrive in the east in the past 60 years . most of them from the late 1970s. Illegal colonists who were settled by Sinhalese Sri Lankan governments on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands and then the names changed. The government also added neighbouring Sinhalese majority divisions from Monaragala into the east and many Tamil villag4es were taken off from Batticaloa and added to the Polonarruwa district to increase the percentage of Sinhalese population in the east and reduce the Tamil population .

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    contd
    The Muslims a few centuries ago as refugees and asylum seekers, fleeing first Portuguese persecution along the western coast and then Sinhalese persecution in the Kandyan areas , where they first fled. They have no ancient history in the east or ruling and until the early 1900s were not even allowed to own land. The ancestry of the eastern Muslims on their maternal side is Tamil Mukkuva, as most of the Tamil Muslim refugees who arrived in the east were men. Please do not distort or rewrite history to suit your Sinhalese agenda. Parts of the east may have at times come under the loose rule of the Tamil/Sinhalese kings of Kandy and a few ancient Sinhalese Buddhist temples may be in the east, just like many ancient Tamil Saiva temples are found in the south. However this does not make the east Sinhalese or Muslim or the south Tamil, and the central province Indian origin Tamil , just because large amount of the central province now has an Indian origin Tamil majority. Recent illegal Sinhalese settlers and Muslims who are ethnically immigrant Indian Tamil, who arrived in the east a few centuries ago, are now ganging up to steal and deny the indigenous Eelam Tamils who have 2000 year or more history in the east their land and rights.

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      Real Siva Sankaran Sharma.

      Jaffna University should give an Honorary Doctorate to you for writing this fake Tamil history. The Tamils live in Sri Lanka are the descendants of:
      1. Tamil invaders from South India who could not be chased away due to arrival of Portuguese.
      2. Tamil slaves brought to Sri Lanka from India by Portuguese, Dutch and British bastards
      3. Kallathonis who entered illegally when there were no immigration control.

      Sinhalese did not invite you to come to Sri Lanka. Instead of living among racist, Facist Sinhala Buddhists who discriminate against Tamils you will be better off if you go back to the place from where your Great Great Great Grandfathers came across the Palk Straight. Over there no discrimination at all. You have the full freedom to do whatever you like including shitting and urination in pavements!

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        Who invited the Sinhalese fishermen (Karawes) and the Cinammon peeler to come here? Did the Veddahs invite the Sinhalese (if such a continuous race existed) to come here?

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        Are you talking about your Sinhalese Karawa/Salagama/ Durawa ancestors who were imported into the island as slave indentured labour by the Portuguese and the Dutch from what is now modern day Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala? My be your talking about Neela Perumal the Tamil ancestor of the Bandaranaicker clan or Thambi Mudaliar the Tamil ancestor of Jayawardene/Wickremesinghe clan , who all migrated to the island from Tamil Nadu around the 17Th century. What about all the Tamil and Tamil speaking Naicker ancestors of the Ratwatte clan the rest of the Kandyan aristocracy and upper castes , as well as the Tamil ancestors of the most of the so called low country Sinhalese aristocrats. After all the ancestor of Mrs. Srimavo Bandaranaike , her great great grand father signed the Kandyan convention in 1815 in Tamil and signed his name as Ravathai, which later got Singhalised to Ratwatte, so that they can keep all their ill gotten wealth, instead of returning to their ancestral homelan Tamil Nadu like the last king of Kandy Kannuchammi Naicker and his family. The ardently pro Tamil politician in Tamil Nadu Vaicko or Gopalasamy Naicker, will be a close relative, second or third cousin , to Srimavo and many of the Kandyan Radala and other aristocray, who are now beating and dancing to the anti Tamil drum

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    Its like saying everything in America, Australia or Italy historically is red Indian, aborigines and romans but now it’s all Europeans and Greeks, so what do we do now? one with a little bit of sense will understand that nothing is constant, everything changes over time

    In the US, English were the predominant race with more than 60% in the early 1800 but by the 1900 they were minority. Fortunately for them they didn’t bother about these things they just focused on improving lives for everyone and making America great, and within 250 years they are the super power

    Sri Lanka with 2500 years of history is becoming the pariah state by the day and now even going below countries like Bangladesh, why because we are always concerned about how to put the other guy down or pull him down to his level

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    When there is no justice there cannot be peace. Gnanasaraya the pig should be in jail for aluthgama. The mass murderer should be hanged for justice to be served.

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    According to Buddhism we have to give up everything in life and get rid of all cravings to emancipate ourselves to attain nibbana. Sinhala Buddhists calling that their race is being threatened and will vanish from earth is not acceptable because the ultimate aim of a good Buddhist is to not to be born again. So if sinhala Buddhists are dwindling in numbers that means they attain nibbana and not born again. They cannot blame other religions for that. All good Buddhists will attain nibbana.

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      What a dumb stupid argument

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        Facts are stubborn. If birth is suffering death is bliss.How can a Buddhist pray and wish to not to be born again and wish at the same time to propagate Sinhalese Buddhist race on earth. If all Buddhists attain nibbana there won’t be Sinhalese Buddhists any more but the fact remains that very few Buddhists practice what they preach so Sinhalese Buddhists will remain in samsara for Sarasanka Kalpalakshayak
        the time taken by Gauthama Buddha to attain Nibbana.

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      Who is this pundit???

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        I am a better Buddhist compared to Gnanasara the present day Devdath.” Ane Devdath noduti mokpura.” With apologies to Rev. Wettewe the author of Guttila Kavya.

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          But whom areu saying this while Asgiriya and other monks defend him.

          For them the passive monks have no voice but Ghanasara … can you imagine ?

          What is wrong with GOVT to oversee the fund collection to each of those higher temples. What they have been doing with the funds being collected yearly, how many temples and restoration work being invested by the sums etc should be recorded so that inspectors can review them. WHat is wrong with that ?
          I think that should be clear ot other relgious bodies too. Today with computerization, one can keep records easily than had been in the past.

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        Dear Sarogini,
        Please allow the pandit to explain what a Sarasanka Kalpallakshaya is as explained to me by the High priest of our temple. ”Dig a hole one mile [Yodunak] deep one mile in length and a mile in width and fill it up with Mustard seed and throw away one seed at the end of every year and the time taken to empty it is time Gnanasara will traverse Samsara.

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      Upali; I was told by a good ‘Sinhala/Buddhist’ that he did not want to attain Nibbana, but to be born again to Wealth and Prosperity like the Rajapakses!

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    Vishwamithra quotes Benjamin Franklin: “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
    Today’s version is: “Few have the courage to admit faults, fewer genuinely attempt to mend the faults and a miniscule succeed because they are forced to”
    Somarama was persuaded to assassinate SWRD B with promise of a high life and at worst a place in history as a martyr. Buddharakeeta fantasized himself as owner of the then Ceylon. When they were arrested, truth came out and they were reviled. THEY DID NOT HAVE POLITICAL BACKING. Gnanasaro (May his Mr Universe muscles increase) has lots of political backing. Too early to talk martyrdom.

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      K.Pilliya,
      SWRD B -job was by British colonialists. And stop lying about Somarama thero and Buddharakkitha thero. Everyone supports the hero Gnanasara thero, even Al1ah supports him, lots of Muslim are praying secretly for the hero thero’s well-being.

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        Hey John, one thing good about the muslims is that they are straight forward, they don’t beat around the bush , so if your so called hero Gnana who gave some pleasure to you is given to them they will punch his big B***s so hard so that you will have it stuck in your buccal cavity .

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