No self-governance, no P-TOMS, no homeland

  • 14 Sep 2005 03:51:32 GMT

    Monks seem to have better vision than our political leaders who are rotting in the parliament for most of their lives.

    When they also get exposed to parliamantary corruptions what would be the result?.

    Unbelievable bank accounts, luxury vehicles, mansions,

    children learning in england then comeback and become politicians or when failed, run parking lots in the UK.

  • 14 Sep 2005 05:26:09 GMT

    As a Singhalese Buddhist can I beg to make Tamil Language also an official language of our country? Can our children who do not get the chance to go to universities under free education system receive private higher education system and contribute to the development to this society? Can we abolish these public holidays on full moon days? Can we change the constitution so Buddhism is not given the foremost position among the other religions making all other citizens of this country second class citizens?

  • 14 Sep 2005 15:54:27 GMT

    My dear Magha,

    I believe that you are calling for an ` Attitudinal Change ` that is what appropriate for the nation.

    Mahinda will be prepared to include all what you are asking for right now, If another party offers to support him on conditions of agreeing to what you have suggested here.

    If this will be implemented is the question. He is already

    close to an inch away from his noose. The hangmen are already preparing Mahinda`s gallows.

    Fairplay

  • 14 Sep 2005 16:04:49 GMT

    Im sure Nalin Fonseka and other Arms dealers must be hoping and praying for the Victory for Mahinda. :) :)

    Also - in 2004 They wanted the CFA Shread to pieces.. So why the change in policy... :)

  • 14 Sep 2005 16:42:58 GMT

    Magha,

    Good policy for a change. You are preaching the deaf. May I make an amenment? Implement the Tamil Language legislation, as it`s already an Official Language. To keep the budget under control, I suggest call 20,000 of the idling 120,000 SLA soldiers, 3,000 LTTE cadres, 1000 upcountry youths and 1000 unemployed Muslims to train as translators. They will feel doing something to the country. Tamils speaking minorities also will feel SL Government is doing something to redress their grievances.

  • 14 Sep 2005 16:43:01 GMT

    Dear Magha,

    Very good suggestions and they are long overdue. I am a Sinhala Buddhist myself but never understood this business of Buddhism being awarded the main premises. As you know Buddhism has thrived for over 2500 years and is in no danger of being relegated anywhere. Buddhism does not need prominance given by power hungry politicians. It can thrive very well on its own.

    I also did not understand this Poya Holiday system. Ok, there are poya days with religious significance (Vesak, Poson Esala etc). All right let us add April too. Why do we have all poya days as holidays. Most of them have no religious significance as far as Buddhism is concerned.

    Teaching tamil was started some time ago (in late 70s or early 80s) did not progress too well for some reason. One could be the lack of qualified tamil teachers in the South.

    If the changes suggested by you were implemented at least 15 years ago (rather belatedly), we would not have been in this position.

    I hope Magha you are not in SL. Because if you were and if your identity is known, you will be in the list of T56 potential victims by you know whom.

  • 14 Sep 2005 16:54:32 GMT

    `Good policy for a change.`

    I disagree. I have always found Maghas views backed up by good reasons - EVEN when i dont agree with him and i dont agree with him pretty often.

    This type of extremist policies, are not going to work. Thats why alot of people are saying that we are heading back to war. Mahinda might turn out to be Prabakarans BEST friend. I still dont belive Mahinda can win given the present circumstance. Most Sinhala people have rejected this type of extremist attitudes. In 1994, the UNP played the same racial card and they got rejected. This time its much worse.

  • 14 Sep 2005 17:21:44 GMT

    Will our southern surayas understand what US President Bush says. He went into Afghanistan and Iraq and bombed to wipe out terrorism. He also threatened Iran and North Korea with military action to get rid of terrorism and WMD.

    He says unless root causes of terrorism is removed, there is no escape from it. At last he admits that oppression and hardship are the symptoms, in his speech to UN today. So those who are against devolution, please read his speech, a brief is given below:

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush told the United Nations on Wednesday that the world must tackle the problems that lead the oppressed to pursue terrorism because `there can be no safety in looking away.`

    Bush, who has pursued military force in fighting terrorism since the September 11, 2001, attacks, acknowledged that the war on terrorism `will not be won by force of arms alone.`

    The lesson is clear. There can be no safety in looking away or seeking the quiet life by ignoring the hardship and oppression of others. Either hope will spread or violence will spread, and we must take the side of hope,` Bush said.

    Bush made his annual address to the U.N. General Assembly with his job approval rating at the lowest of his presidency over the slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war, where dozens were killed on Wednesday in suicide bomb attacks.

    `In this young century the four corners of the world are linked more closely than ever before and no nation can remain isolated and indifferent to the struggles of others,` Bush said. `When a country or region is filled with despair and resentment and vulnerable to violent and aggressive ideologies, the threat passes easily across oceans and borders and can threaten the security of any peaceful country.`

    Bush, who was unable to gain U.N. backing for using military force against Iraq, thanked nations for offers of assistance in the wake of the hurricane.

    `Your response, like the response to last year`s tsunami, has shown once again that the world is more compassionate and hopeful when we act together,` he said.

  • 14 Sep 2005 17:31:38 GMT

    Please, please, President Bush, tell our President and would-be President and LTTE Leader enough is enough, no fighting join the leaque of civilised nations.

    Address the causes of terrorism , oppression, and devolve power to the minorities. No terrorism of any form.

    Tell them, `Develop your country and let the people lead a decent live`.

    SINhaleseTAmilMUSlims.

  • 14 Sep 2005 18:14:02 GMT

    I agree that all this ethnic hatred started due to fault of some opportunisic Sinhala politicians. HOwever, the LTTE has played a major role in fostering it and using it to their advantage.

    Both CBK and Ranil went the extra mile and if the LTTE accepted their hand, things would not have gone this far.

    Now IF Mahinda wins and implements his promises - we can all go back to killing each other.

    Parents (Sinhala, Tamil, Muslims) can see their sons comming home in Body bags. U can see houses in Jaffna reduced to rubble. People in the south wont know if they will come home after work. U can see your favorite ministers blow to pieces and all the LTTE supporters can see their favorite leaders blown to pieces bu the DPU....

    When i really think about it - when i really look at the racism that goes on in the web site alone i think to my self - may be the FOOLS in SL deserv this....

    But then again - its not the people who make decions who go and fight. Its the poor sinhala, tamil and muslims who go and fight. Its Not Mahinda Rs kids or Prabakarans kids who go and fight...Sad.. truely sad..