CBK has dissolved the parliament and the parliamentary
elections are due on 2 April 2004. The country will go on to elect lawmakers
to the 225 seat House of Representatives or the Parliament. It is important
that those who get elected truly represent the electorate.
obvious that the untimely passing away of Soma Hamuduruwo in December last
year has much to do with the present political situation in the country.
Over a million devotees of Soma Hamuduruwo who came to attend his funeral on
their own volition no doubt showed the moribund political leaders of Sri
Lanka that there is a silent majority who are not happy with the established
Christian political leadership and their anti Sinhala Buddhist set up in the
country. This show of force is quite in contrast to the commandeered lorry
loads that came to bring Ranil W from the airport recently (on his return
from seeing Uncle Sam) or for that matter all other organized political
events of our country.
Subsequent to the Thero’s funeral the Sri
Lankan establishment went into a frenzy of alignments and realignments and
in the process the President who has continued to fail the nation saw a ray
of hope to continue in power by aligning with the JVP. The JVP were quick to
come to cohabitation with the PA and the expressions of Buddhist sentiments
by the JVP leader are an expression of their own concern for the situation
on the ground.
The Sri Lankan electorate is comprised of a
constituency of nearly 70% Sinhala Buddhists. This constituency has come to
realize that over the years they have been duped and taken for granted by
the entrenched Christian political establishment of the SLFP, UNP and their
affiliates. As mentioned before the situation in the country is reminiscent
of the Din Diem era in Vietnam in the 1960s. If we are not careful all the
hopes and aspirations of the Sinhalese Buddhists will finally end up with
the communists in a turn of events similar to that of South Vietnam.
Initially it was the Vietnamese Buddhists who rebelled against the Din
Diems. Due to their disunity and the treachery of the Vietnamese Christians
and Uncle Sam, the spoils of the war finally ended up with the Communists!
This is of course unless the Marxists in the JVP realize that they have to
change with times and accept a more realistic philosophy closer to home and
to our own realities, in the context of a modern world.
aftermath of the Sept 11th, Ranil W’s administration instead of exposing the
LTTE Terrorists to the world for what they are, went on to layout his
Ealamist agenda and give a breather for the then depleted forces of the
LTTE. Today in his own admission the LTTE has quadrupled their forces and
arms. It is reported that 12 ship loads of armaments were allowed into the
hands of the LTTE – a traitorous act. Ranil W went to reward them with
communication and mass media equipment in collaboration with the Tiger
sponsors the Norwegians. The last two years of the Ranil W’s administration
brought a ceasefire between the LTTE and the GOSL armed forces. It is
important to note this is only a ceasefire and not genuine peace. It is also
a ceasefire during which the enemy strengthened while the GOSL Armed Forces
did nothing – these were called “Confidence building measures” by the GOSL
Chief Negotiator – the double turncoat G L Peiris.
In the coming
election the Sinhala Buddhist Electorate must have the following foremost in
- That CBK’s and Ranil W’s agenda for Sri Lanka are
both agents of the Christian Church. They are both Christians masquerading
- That CBK while being the Commander in Chief of the
armed forces, carried out programs such as Sudu Nelum to undermine the will
and determination of the armed forces. She also conducted along with her
uncle several failed military adventures resulting in the death of thousands
of our heroic youth. She said the war is un-winnable and made it
un-winnable. She has failed twice – once during her own administration and
second in the cohabitation administration with Ranil W. Now she is asking
for an absolute mandate. This time around the terms must be clear so that
everybody understand what the people’s mandate is. It should not be hijacked
by CBK or her playmate Ranil W to further their personal agendas or as often
turns out the agenda of the Christian Church.
- Let us not forget
how CBK brought the LTTE agent Wasantha Raja to head the Rupavahini
establishment. Even today her mouth piece is a former Evangelical pastor.
These are too important posts to be in the hands of anti Sinhala and anti
Buddhist elements. The damage they have inflicted and can inflict is
- Ranil W’s went on to form a majority Christian
In the process of finding a true leaders we must first embark on a
mission of eliminating from our midst the already known failed leaders.
Chandrika and Ranil W fall into this category. Their day as political
leaders of Sri Lanka should be numbered. Then there are others who are
simply not capable. Anura B falls into this category. In this fashion we
must take one by one those who seek leadership and eliminate the chaff so
that the finally on the stage we have only those who can by their
astuteness, be entrusted the mantle of leadership. If we don’t resort to
this process we will continue to end up with failed politicians as our
leaders. We will also end up with a corrupt and self defeating crony
administration. Overall it is better to open this debate as wide as possible
to get the message across to the widest possible audience in order to off
load early the unnecessary baggage of the failed, the undesirable and the
corrupt. Sri Lanka is today the laughing stock of the world due the inept
leadership we have had since Independence. We have wasted Billions of Rupees
and the lives of thousands of our youth to keep these imposters to
leadership in power!
It is important that those who aspire to
leadership realize that they cannot at any stage be larger than the
organization that they represent. This happened to the Sinhala Urumaya at
the last elections. It must not happen again. It is incumbent upon the
Sinhala Buddhist voters to see that their hopes and aspirations are not
hijacked by selfish individuals who are bent on self aggrandizement and to
find among them leaders who can be made answerable to them.
country has come a long way from colonial domination and it is time that we
got rid of the entrenched oligarchies. In fact it is a slur to an educated
and intelligent Sri Lankan nation that we continue to look up to a few
families who became rich peddling liquor, livestock and ‘ladies’ during the
colonial era to provide leaders. We as a nation are endowed with a multitude
of educated and experienced men and women in Sri Lanka and scattered
throughout the globe who are ready take on the future leadership. Just as
India managed to escape the mantle of the Ghandis, Sri Lanka should escape
from looking up to Bandaranaikes , Wickramasinghes and others of their sick
In the first place at the elections the Sinhala Buddhists
must refrain from voting in any Christian nominees for the parliament and
even worse those who are married to Christians. Sinhala Buddhist votes must
not be wasted on Christian nominees for whatever reason. We must let the
electorate know who are the Christians and especially those who are married
to Christians. Very often their camouflage is so good that the electorate
thinks that they are Buddhists. I wonder how many knew that Vijaya
Kumaranatunge was a Catholic. Many still believe that Ranil and CBK are
What we are talking about here is not a slur on the
Christian electorate in Sri Lanka. We know they represent a 6% of the Sri
Lankan electorate and we have no objection if they get the same degree of
representation in the House of Representatives – the Parliament.
lessons we have learnt by voting into power the likes of John Amaratunge,
Jayalath Jayewardhana, Ravi Karunanayke, Thilak Marapane (married to a
Christian), Tyronne Fernando and Milinda Moragoda are quite obvious now.
They have let down their own Buddhist voters by not only openly working
against their interests but vilifying Buddhists as chauvinist and racists at
every opportunity. It is time we have learnt this important lesson. Milinda
Moragoda even boasted of carrying out a super clean electoral campaign, only
to steal the election with naďve Buddhist votes and launch his Christian -
It is important that the Buddhist electorate spell out in no
uncertain terms what this election is about and what it is not about. For
otherwise the winner of this election, as has happened many times previously
will go out saying that he or she has got a mandate to set in motion the
agendas of their puppet masters – the Christian Church. CBK is already
asking for a clear mandate. It is up to the Buddhist Constituency to spell
that mandate and in black and white. If we fail in this measure she may yet
go around the world proclaiming that she has got a mandate to devolve power
to the Ealamists based on her unsuccessful “Devolution Proposals” of the
yesteryear. Therefore there must be preconditions attached to any support
given to UPFA. This election is also about getting an administration where
the Sinhala Buddhist can hold the reins of power. In order to do this it
will be necessary to see that key ministries are handled by Buddhists who
understand the needs of the electorate.
The key ministries such as
the Defense, the Interior, the Ethnic Affairs and Rehabilitation, the
Foreign, the Mass Media, among others should be in the hands of genuine
Buddhists. The same should go out for important foreign missions. The
lessons we have learnt from voting into power the present and previous
incumbents to these offices in the short periods they held office should be
sufficient to prove beyond any doubt the damage they have and can inflict on
We must work towards gaining control of the Lake House
enterprise and the Rupavahini establishment. These are government owned
undertakings and their outlook must reflect while not neglecting others, the
hopes and aspirations of the majority Sinhala Buddhists. There are enough
and more privately owned media enterprises to represent the Christian agenda
for Sri Lanka.
The role required from the members of the Armed
Forces and Police are of paramount importance. Of all people it is they who
have made the supreme sacrifices for our motherland. Their voices from all
ranks need to be heard on the political platforms in matters to do with how
the war was conducted to date and how we should get ready to meet the LTTE/
Ranil W guns in the future. Our heroic field commanders should not keep
silent on matters of national importance. They definitely have a political
role to play and there is a necessity to give a political expression to that
need to counter the terrorist leadership and militarist agenda of the
Ealamists. So far civilian leaders who tried to lead military campaigns have
failed and failed miserably. I would say they succeeded most effectively to
follow the Christian Church agenda in furthering the Ealamist objectives. We
should leave matters on the battle field to the field commanders. This is
how the Allies defeated the Nazis.
As long as Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhala Buddhists are
deprived of their just representation, to reflect their hopes and
aspirations at the highest level of government, there will not be any
permanent solutions to the woes of our country; there will not be any
democracy nor any human rights worth talking about. If one were to judge the
sentiment of the Sinhala Buddhists who came to pay silent homage to Ven Soma
Hamuduruwo, it should be quite obvious that the following issues, among
others will be foremost in their minds on 2 April 2004.
**Buddhist led government
**Protection for Buddhism and Hinduism,
the non predatory religions of Sri Lanka and prevention of unethical
**Protection of the Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity
and the Unitary Status of Sri Lanka
**De-merging of the Northern and
**The role of mediators and foreign funded NGOs.
The affairs of a Buddhist nation should not be in the hands of the Ex-Nazi
racist Lutheran Vikings and their running dogs the foreign funded NGOs. Let
us find a suitable mediator from Asia.
representation, coverage and content should not be instrumental in
denigrating the Sinhala Buddhist majority.
**Protection for ancient
places of historical significance.
It is our hope that the Sinhala Buddhists will initiate meaningful
actions in the coming weeks and days to rid the nation of all the vestiges
of Christian domination and their Ealamist agenda to balkanize Sri Lanka now
and India later. This is why the Buddhist vote in Sri Lanka on April 2
should decide the way forward for Sri Lanka and for the region. If the
Sinhala Buddhists vote on April 2, 2004 wisely, to bring real democracy and
independence from neo colonial Christian domination and to protect our land
and heritage from the Ealamists then for years to come we will be able to
call it our finest day since Independence. Most of all Soma Hamuduruwo’s
efforts in educating the nation wouldn’t have been in vain!