Wednesday, July 28, 2010

“All Tamilians in Sri Lanka are happy with the government as it treats everyone equal”- Asin Thottumkal

 A good slap on the faces of Tamil Nadu racists!
Asin braved many threats from the so called "Tamil Nadu actors" even with her home being laid siege. But she was undeterred and displayed a remarkable solidarity with Sri Lankans.
 Though she is non-Sri Lankan I would say she is more "patriotic" than most of our own hypocritical cowards.     
The so called "International community" and other opportunists who shout from roof tops that Tamils are discriminated in Sri Lanka have even never dared to visit Sri Lanka and see in their own eyes how Tamils are treated over here. Asin has witnessed it in her own eyes and seen the reality.
Most of the security related grievances that the Tamils had to face due to the war are no longer in existence. As discussed in one of my previous posts other so called "grievances" of  Tamils have been addressed by the successive Sri Lankan governments with Tamils enjoying as equal rights as other communities in Sri Lanka.   
It is the poor victims disillusioned by the bogus Tamil history in Sri Lanka or the 'Tamil Homeland' fantasy who are in the forefront spreading the monumental lies about Sri Lanka.   

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The cat is out of the bag! Navanethem Pillay is to do the final touches to Ban Ki- moon’s grand design against Sri Lanka!

Today's The Island's editorial tells the story in style. The cat is out of the bag! Ban Ki- moon has revealed that the expert panel appointed to 'investigate the "war crimes" allegedly committed by the SL security forces at the final stages of the war' is under Navanethem Pillay's Office. One should not be a rocket scientist to fathom what Moon is up to. 
·      Navnthan Pillai has been a staunchest opponent of Sri Lanka harboring a strong hatred against her present government that defeated the terrorism and fascism. She did her best from Geneva to save the Prabhakaran and his cohorts at the final stages of war.  She has virtually become the mouthpiece of the anti Sri Lankan-Tamil Diaspora. Her outbursts against Sri Lanka are well known. So expecting a fair judgment for Sri Lanka from any committee or panel even having a distanced connection with her is a mere day dream, leave along if it is under her.

·      The other panel members' anti Sri Lankan stance is well known. Their track record with regard to Sri Lanka is well described by the Island's editor as follows.

(1)    Marzuki Darusman: Marzuki Darusman was part of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) involved in a presidential commission that probed some alleged violations of human rights in Sri Lanka. These eminent persons had a row with the government and left in a huff. Darusman is, therefore, prejudiced against this country.

(2)    Steven R. Ratner: Steven R. Ratner is of a similar mindset. He, in a book co-authored with Jason S. Abrams, Accountability for Human rights: Atrocities in International Law-Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy, advocates that the ban on apartheid be invoked in relation to some countries including Sri Lanka, which he refers to by innuendo.

(3)    Yasmin Sooka: Yasmin Sooka, a former Truth Commission member, is the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) in South Africa. Her outfit is heavily dependent on EU funds for survival. The EU has allocated a whopping 25 million Euros for one of its programmes. She is, therefore, beholden to the EU, which is leading a war crimes campaign against Sri Lanka from the front.

And also

(4)    Richard Bennett, the person who has been handpicked as the head of the staff of the expert panel is a trusted lieutenant of Pillay. He had been the Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal until his latest appointment
·    So it is very much clear that 'appointment of the panel' is just a Trojan horse to give a legal status to a 'report' which will come out soon. The 'report' has apparently been already prepared with the support of anti-Sri Lankan forces: LTTE supportive Western nations and Anti-Sri Lanka Tamil Diaspora etc.
The most ridiculous part of the whole story has been that not only this grand plot against Sri Lanka's main architect's impartiality which is before a big question mark but also his integrity too as was widely reported in the media yesterday.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pashana Pabbatha Viharaya in Punniyadi in Trincomalee (3rd to 4th centuries AD), a magnificent Buddhist rock temple that existed 2000 years ago!

Pashana Pabbatha Viharaya in Punniyadi/Verugal (Kal-adi) which bears evidences of an existence of a flourishing Sinhalese Buddhist civilization in the area about two millennia ago is located 32 kms from the Seruvila Buddhist temple. The six inscriptions found in the temple with Brahami letters make references of a sophiscated civilization that flourished during the time with a network of banking systems and commercial cities. 

The temple is located on a top of a rock with a commanding view of all the directions. Atop the rock one can see a fascinating view of sea on the Southerly direction and on other directions acres of paddy fields, scores of houses built by NGOs for tsunami victims and the thick jungle that stretches for miles.

This important Buddhist temple has born a great deal of damage as a LTTE's Voice of Tigers communication tower had been built there destroying the Stupa of the temple. The old bricks of the Stupa can be found strewn all over the place. What is left with the remnant of the building is not 03 feet in height. The diameter of the ruined Stupa is about 50 feet at its base and its domed body has extensively been dug. The portion of it has been destroyed giving way to build the communication tower. It can be observed that several types of bricks had been used for building the Stupa. Curved shaped bricks strewn around the area suggest that they were part of spire of the Stupa. The types of bricks suggest that the building had been built at the begging of the 1st century. A base stone of a pillar found among the bricks and a line of holes grilled on the rock suggest that there had been another building below the stupa.  A flight steps carved in the rock suggest that the entrance to the top of it was located facing the south. The north side of the temple is a precipice.            

The six inscriptions on the rock are among the most important archeological ruins found in the place. Three of them, located close to each other, are on the western side of the rock on which the Stupa is located. Due to continuous treading on them the script of them has started to erase. The forth inscription is on a rock below with much worn out condition. The fifth and the sixth are on the rock behind.

The first inscription among the first three is relatively clear though some letters are worn out. It starts with words 'Amathe rakayame pahana pavatha vihara' and it goes on to refer about an offering of gold coins. According to one of the inscriptions this Buddhist temple/monastery has been built by king Mahadatika Mahanaga.( 9th to 21st BC). Number of inscriptions with this king's name has been found in several places in the Eastern areas of the country located close to sea. The most striking feature of the script written in the inscriptions in Pasana Pabbata Vihara is that the king is referred as Mahadatiyanaka maharaja while in the inscriptions found close to sea he is referred as 'Naka Maharaja'. This is very clear evidence that this temple is dated older than 2000 years. 

As per the inscription the king has made the temple the beneficiary of water tenure from a nearby stream. The king has also made temple's lands exempted from the land tenure which had been imposed on the people in the area. An accompanying small inscription of the first inscription says that the king Mahadatika Mahanaga has bought a land and offered to the Pasana Pabbbatha temple.

The second inscription goes on to say that a minister named Rakhaya has offered the interest he earned out of depositing five hundred gold coins in a bank. This bank is appeared to have been linked with a commercial establishment. In Sri Lanka's historical records, foremost among the inscriptions which bear the reference about bank systems is the Thonigala inscription found written during the King Kithsirimevan (299-327). However, the Punniyadi inscriptions are older dated.

The third inscription mentions about a commercial city named 'Thadavita'. It had a commercial centre named Manarama. It goes on to say that the King Mahasen(276-299) has offered what he earned from the interest depositing paddy from his own fields in a bank. 

Another inscription says that what was earned from the interest depositing something (It is not exactly clear what was deposited) in a bank in a commercial city named Thubavatiya located east of the city was offered to the Mangala Chaittya(Mangala Stupa). So it is clear that the Stupa now in ruins in Pasana Pabbatha Viharaya in Punniyadi was referred as Mangala  Maha Chaittya.  

The other inscription contains references that gold coins were offered to the temple for meeting the expenses for alms for resident Buddhist monks. As per these inscriptions it is clear that there had been major commercial cities in Seruvila area with a flouring bank system. It has been proved that all the names mentioned in the inscriptions are Sinhalese.   

By judging all the details it can be summed up that the Pashana Pabbatha Viharaya built in early centuries has evolved into a magnificent rock temple with many Buddhist monks in residence.  Archeologists are yet to read all the inscriptions which will give us more details about this magnificent temple.

However, it is pity to see the effort taken by the Eelamists , deceived by a bogus history, to eliminate the evidences of the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization that exited in the North and East of Sri Lanka.  Pashana Pabbatha Viharaya is just one example of thousands of such places in the North and East that could not escape the wrath of Eelamists.                                 
 Source: Pacheena Passa- Uttara Passa-Nagenahira ha Uturu Palathe Sinhala Bauddha Urumaya by Venrable Ellavala Medhananda Thero.  

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The latest Cabinet meeting held in Giranike (Killinochchi)!

How ironical! The so called 'Political Headquarters' of the 'Thamil Eelam' has turned into the venue of  the latest cabinet meeting of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Almost one year back mere mentioning of such an event was a laughable day dream for many. The very same place was once boasted to have been the abode of the office of the "Political Head of the Thamil Eelam" who once boasted that he will turn Sri Lanka's capital into living inferno.  
I feel this is an apt occasion to throw some light how the place name Kilinochchi was coined from the original Sinhala name.  As has been the case with many places in North and East of Sri Lanka, the original Sinhala name Giranike has been Tamilinized as Kilinochchi.  The following quoted piece of description in an advertisement by the Commercial Bank in a national news paper of its opening of a new branch in the last month there says it in style.      
"The parrots (Gira in Sinhala) who came in flocks perched on the Nika Trees (Vitex negundo) that grew in abundance there and it was why the place was named "Giranike".
In Tamil parrot is called "Killi" and the Nika tree is known as "Nochchi". Through the combination of these two words, the name Killi-nochchi was coined".
Archeological evidences including stone inscriptions once strewn in the area and now destroyed as well as the descriptions in chronicles including Mahavamsa and Deepavamsa say that this area was once a vast complex Budhdhist monastery in which thousands of Arhats were residing.      
 The Eelam Day Dreamers fantasized by a Bogus Tamil history in Sri Lanka had been under the illusion of having this place to be the "Political Head Quarters" of the future 'Thamil Eelam'. It was a common scene a couple of years back that hordes of Eelam supportive Western lackeys were going in procession to this place to worship the 'Leaders of the Eelam government'. Unable to bear the  catastrophic proportion of turn of events,  Eelam supportive Western lackeys now have resorted to arm twisting of Sri Lanka with economic embargoes and appointing 'Advisory Committees' to 'investigate' the so called 'war crimes' allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces.  
However, It is heartening to see how the people there who had for long been at the gun point of the so called freedom fighters now enjoy the real freedom with the dawn of peace thanks to the enormous sacrifices made by our valiant security forces.