Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How can the National Anthem be further Yahapalanized?

Sri Lanka's present Yahapalana government made yet another ground-breaking change. This change is indeed trail-blazing and historic in the sense no country in the world has ever even attempted to do.

Sri Lanka's National Anthem will be sung in Tamil language too which is spoken roughly one tenth of the  speakers of the Sinhalese language, the original language in which it was composed and sung for 67 years.  

At this backdrop we need to take a brief look at how the National Anthem is sung by the foreign backers of the Yahapalana government as these very forces must have played a vital role in introducing this radical change.    

The largest concentration of Tamils in the world is found in Tamil-Nadu in India which is the Tamil-Homeland of which the population is over 62 million: roughly 31 times bigger than Sri Lanka's Tamil population. Yet the Indian National Anthem is sung in the state of Tamil Nadu in Bengali in which it was originally composed.  This is not confined only to the state of Tamil Nadu. Irrespective of the state an individual is coming from whether he or she is a Dalit or an untouchable or a Brahmin or a Muslim or a Gujarati or a Bengali or a Jew or an Eurasian or one belonging to a scheduled caste or an unscheduled caste or one coming from vast number of tribes each and every 1.3 billion Indian sings Indian National Anthem in Bengali. 

How the national anthem is sung by the other foreign force behind the present Yahapalana regime, the West is no different than India. Whether you are a Hispanic, an Anglophile, or an African-American or a Chinese or a Burmese or a Vietnamese or an Indian   etc the US's National Anthem is sung in English, the original language in which it was composed and sung since the US's founding. So has been the case in the UK, France and other Western backers of the present Yahapalana regime.            

Since Yahapalana regime steadfastly stands for equal treatment for each and every individual as its very name suggests and trumpeted from every roof-tops before 08th of January, there should be no room for discrimination owning to this issue of singing the national anthem.  

The best way to do is to sing it in each and every speaking language found in Sri Lanka which is home to the speakers of Malay, English, Portuguese and Vadda(Adi Vasi) though the speakers of those languages are numerically small. The national anthem can be composed in each of those languages.  It has already been composed in the Vedda language as quoted below. It is, indeed, brilliantly done. This is the one of the best ways to yahapalanize Sri Lanka's National Anthem which would truly help in ensuring reconciliation among all the ethnic communities in Sri Lanka.  

PS: We assume that Yahapalana big- wigs have already planned it and would be implemented in the near future.  

National Anthem in Vedda was taken from webpotha.com- (http://www.webpotha.com/2015/03/blog-post_23.html



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