For Peace to prevail Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism should subside -Bishop

  • 1 Aug 2007 04:05:36 GMT

    Because of Buddhism these dumps live there,if this speech delivered against Muslims he will kiss the god.

    These bishops entertained and encourage terror in North,Now they feel the heat.

    amen !

  • 1 Aug 2007 06:31:31 GMT

    Buddhism is supple in principle. I am afraid the theravada buddhism practiced in sri lanka is supple as the teaching. We have buddhist monks behaving like thugs, and we have seen buddhist monks inciting communal disharmony.

  • 1 Aug 2007 14:31:17 GMT

    Yes, Yes, That was created by people like you.

  • 1 Aug 2007 14:38:23 GMT

    Man why can`t religious leaders stay outta politics... not a good mix either you`re a buddhist, catholic, hindu or muslim...

    Born to be catholic i don`t agree with all the posts here by our users but i do feel that these bishops should be objective when they make speeches... If you say buddhist chauvinism is bad you should also tell the truth about tamil tiger chauvinism in asking for what their asking...

    Instead of working for a solution these bishops are further justifying terrorism.

    There`s no doubt that a segment of sinhala buddhists wants `special status` for them which i think is all bull crap...

    people from all races have the same right as anybody else since it`s not only buddhists who have sacrificed themselves for this country...

    keep religion out of politics.

  • 1 Aug 2007 15:09:42 GMT

    Polbanda!

    There is no Christian dominance in the affairs of the state in UK and USA.Buddhist chauvinism is very apparent in Sri Lankan politics,as you can see the pirith nula in almost on every politicians` hand.This is not to show the people that they are good Buddhists,but to deceive the Buddhist majority,who are innocent of all wrong doings done in the past.Sooner we get rid of this religious factor out of our lives,in the state affairs,sooner we will live like a normal nation,in harmony among it`s dwellers.Just feel sorry for that young girl in Saudi waiting for her death under sharia law.Same went for failed states like Afghanistan and Burma.So don`t let any religion get up our noses or we may suffocate.So called Christian countries are very tolerant to any other religion in their society,as long as they don`t advocate criminal and terrorist activities.I think these people in the West are much close to being good Buddhists,as they poses the virtues of the teachings of Lord Buddha,such as tolerance,but our lot in SL is nothing but the opposite.They are not real Buddhists but downright bigots,playing with that religion,to the gallery.

  • 2 Aug 2007 03:07:22 GMT

    JustMan... totally agree with you mate... right on!

  • 2 Aug 2007 12:29:41 GMT

    It`s OK .. Bishop Thomas can say that kind of thing, as long as we bear in mind he is trying to `rally` the LTTE .. which is now `gasping for breath` like a beaten `prize-fighter`, who has crawled back to his side of the `ring`.

    His `rallying` call to the LTTE gives the `green light` to those concerned Budhist monks to make an even `louder` call, in support of our forces.

  • 2 Aug 2007 16:47:51 GMT

    Look at his face! Looks as if he is looking at a gun barrel

    pointed at his face.

  • 2 Aug 2007 19:29:23 GMT

    Sri Lanka and Darfur in Kenya practise barbarism. In Kenya the UN on the initiation of US is sending UN peace keepers. But in Sri Lanka the rearmed EPDP and Karuna together with SLA soldiers gun down Tamil youths, aid workers and Muslim workers. This human rights violations are going on for the last 19 months but not a sngle invstigation of any murder hs taken place. Why? Obviously the president is trying to protect the killers.

    It`s time UN wakes up to its responsibilities of upholding its charter on human rights.

  • 3 Aug 2007 02:28:48 GMT

    Nirupam

    You speak as if you`ve been to Darfur .. but let me tell you, it is in Sudan (not Kenya). In Darfur .. there is massive starvation, and one section of the population (non-muslim people of african origin) is suffering at the hands of the arabic/muslim heirarchy - which runs the Govt.

    A very different situation from that found in Sri Lanka .. Our Govt makes a massive effort to feed the people in the North .. pays all infra-structural Costs and Salaries of Doctors, Teachers and other public service personnel in the North and the East - while a vicious/hostile rebel movement runs a `hate` campaign brain-washing the so-called `homelanders` to set them up, against the people in the South ..

    The US, UK and other Govts have embassies in Sri Lanka .. and they have personnel monitoring what is happening in SL .. they know much better than you do, what is happening here. Again, let me tell you .. situation in SL and Darfur are vastly different ..