SINHALA BUDDHIST ETHNO nationalism
- Masquerading as Sri Lankan 'Civic Nationalism'
Pictures that speak a Thousand Words...
"An alms giving to the Maha
Sangha of the Hambantota District was held at
the Medamulana Walawwa yesterday by President
Mahinda Rajapaksa as a token of gratitude to the
country for defeating
terrorism. Pictured is the
President in conversation with the Maha Sangha
after offering Ata Pirikara at the alms giving."
Sri Lanka Government Controlled Ceylon Daily
News, 6 October 2009
"...Do we not deliberately obfuscate when we
conflate the two words 'terrorism' and 'violence'? ... The Cuban revolution was
violent but it was not terrorism. The war against Hitler was violent but it was
not terrorism...What are the circumstances in which a people ruled by an alien
people may lawfully
resort to arms to resist that alien rule and secure freedom? Or is it that
there are no circumstances in which a people ruled by an alien people may
lawfully resort to arms to to liberate themselves? And if all resort to
violence to secure political ends is not terrorism, then
what is terrorism?
..to categorise a combatant in an armed conflict as a 'terrorist' organisation
and seek to punish it on that basis, is to.. assert in effect that a
people ruled by an alien people may not, as a last resort, lawfully
resort to arms to resist that alien rule and secure freedom... "
Nadesan Satyendra On Terrorism & Liberation,
22 September 2006
Buddhist Monk inspects
Sri Lanka artillery
at the war front in 1998
Child Buddhists monks of the all monk
[ Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU)] at a
special convention held to support to Sri
Lankan Prime Minister and the presidential
Rajapakse. (AP Report, 16 October 2005)
in Political Protest Demonstration (in the Streets
of Colombo) Against Tsumai Aid Deal for Tamil Areas
13 June 2005