Sri Lanka: Colombo exploits Buddhism to consecrate genocide

Feb 11, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TamilNet Newswire

A modern 'inscription' erected at Maathakal, Jaffna, to mark the occasion read in corrupt Tamil, that the sapling was brought to Dambapanni for peace and to create goodwill among the 'Buddhists' of the island, before presenting it to Bodh Gaya in Damba-diva [India], under the guidance of president Mahinda Rajapaksa, of 'Universal Acclaim,' Lord of ...

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Sivarajapillai

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Feb 11, 2011
 
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[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 February 2011, 22:49 GMT]
The political and military connotations with which a sapling of the Bo tree at Anuradhapura was paraded in Jaffna on Wednesday, before presenting it to Bodh Gaya in India to mark the 2600th year of the attainment of Buddhahood, alienated Eezham Tamils of the land, smacked of consecration of the genocide against them and involved India as a party, commented a Jaffna university academic. A modern ‘inscription’ erected at Maathakal, Jaffna, to mark the occasion read in corrupt Tamil, that the sapling was brought to Dambapanni (a wrong identification) for peace and to create goodwill among the ‘Buddhists’ of the island, before presenting it to Bodh Gaya in Damba-diva [India], under the guidance of president Mahinda Rajapaksa, of ‘Universal Acclaim,’ Lord of the Three ‘Sinhala’ Countries [the island], who routed out 30 years of ‘terrorism’ and united the island.
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While Rajapaksa in the making of a new ‘dynasty’, titles himself in feudal style ‘Thiri Sinhalaatheeswara’[the Lord of the Three Sinhala Countries] in his ‘inscription’ to imply that the entire island is a Sinhala territory, history is exploited to bring in symbols for New Delhi – Colombo partnered contemporary subjugation of Eezham Tamils, academics pointed out.

The message of the ‘inscription’, besides exploiting Buddhism to glorify the genocidal polity of the Sinhala state and Rajapaksa, in a nuance of expression also implied Indian partnership, by wording that the original Bo Tree was sent by the ‘Indian’ emperor Asoka (Inthiya theasa chakkaravarthi).

In the times of the Mauryan emperor Asoka there was no ‘India’ and Asoka never ruled the present day Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of India.

According to Buddhist chronicles in Pali language, the Bo-Tree sent by Asoka was received at the port Ko’la-patuna or Jumbu-Ko’la-patuna or Dambu-Ko’la Patuna, in the Naaga-deepa (Jaffna Peninsula).
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If what the Buddhist chronicles said after nearly 700 years of the event was true, then the Bo-Tree had come to a port town of the Tamils in the island, because the Pali form Patuna is clearly a rendering of Tamil/ Dravidian Pattinam, meaning a port town.

As could be seen in so many other examples, Ko’la here is another Pali corruption of the Tamil/ Dravidian word Kozhu, meaning a point in the landscape. Jumbu and Damba are interchangeable in Prakrits and they mean the tree Jumbosa vulgaris (Naaval in Tamil).

On the basis of believes, Ko’la-patuna is identified with present day Thiruvadinilai near Maathakal, which makes the corner point of the Jaffna Peninsula at its northwest coast.

The Rajapaksa inscription erected at Maathakal is wrong when it says that on the occasion remembered by the ‘inscription’ the sapling was brought to Dambapanni. That is another name believed to be the place where Vijaya of the Sinhala myth landed.

The ‘inscription’ in pathetically faulty Tamil, clearly indicates that no Tamil was involved in drafting the text.

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On the same day on Wednesday, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, the SL minister for ‘language and social integration’ was releasing a guidebook to teach Tamil to Sinhala officials and police.

The book was brought out through the assistance of the Canadian International Development Agency.

As the colonial SL government plans to rule the country of Eezham Tamils in the future, exclusively through Sinhala military and Sinhala civil servants, and as this model of permanent subjugation of Tamils in the name of ‘unity of Sri Lanka’ is blessed by many countries including Canada, let us hope that in future either Colombo’s language as seen in the Rajapaksa inscription improves, or Tamil improves by Sinhalicising itself," commented the Jaffna university academic.

The 2600th year of the Buddha attaining Buddhahood, or the 2364th year of the arrival of Buddhism to the island as claimed by Sinhala Buddhist establishments are not historically accepted facts.

They are based on Mahavamsa reckonings placing the life of Buddha from 623 to 543/ 544 BCE. According to this reckoning, the enlightenment of Buddha happened in the year of 589 BCE.

Most of the historians, worked on the chronology with the help of more objective evidences such as the subsequent inscriptions, placed the life of Buddha to 563-483 BCE. Some recent studies place the death of Buddha to 411/ 400 BCE.

According to Pali chronicles of Sri Lanka, the Buddhist emissary of Asoka came to the island in the 236th year of the Buddha Era (what point was taken as the beginning of the Buddha Era is not clear).

A previous Sinhala ruler of the island, Sir John Kotalawela as well as his opponent aspiring for power through evoking Sinhala-Buddhist sentiments against Tamils, SWRD Bandaranayake, also tried to politically capitalise the 2500 death anniversary of Buddha that fell in the year 1956 (according to Sinhala tradition).
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The original Bo Tree under which Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya in today’s Bihar state of India, doesn’t exist there now.

The tree that is found at Anuradhapura, which according to legend grown from a branch of the original tree brought by the Asokan emissary, is the oldest tree of literary record in world history. Many saplings have already been taken from this tree to Bodh Gaya where there is an orchard of Bo Trees now.

According to the military website of Sri Lanka, the present sapling will be taken to the official residence of Rajapaksa on the 14 February.

A special flight has been arranged to take it to Bodh Gaya for planting it on 17 February.

Both the Colombo government and the Maha Bodhi Society of India are taking the initiative.

The Maha Bodhi Society was founded in 1891, simultaneously in Colombo and Culcutta (the then capital of British India). Anagarika Dharmapala, the champion of Sinhala-Buddhism, who saw the Tamils of the island as ‘foreigners’, founded the society. Later, the British India as well as independent India bestowed the custody of major Buddhist sites in India into the hands of this Sinhala-Buddhist society operating in India.
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Feb 11, 2011
 
Evil Buddhism is from Mongolia and STILL killing the Indigenous People of Eelam/Hela.

Evil do perish by itself.
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The only evil is coming from barbaric Tamils who used children as weapons in suicide bombings.

Sri Lanka was wise enough to annihilate their barbarous leader. One less terrorist leader in the world has helped stabilize the world.

Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh are Mongols too, they are in Mt. Kailash in Tibet.
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Hello wrote:
The only evil is coming from barbaric Tamils who used children as weapons in suicide bombings.
Sri Lanka was wise enough to annihilate their barbarous leader. One less terrorist leader in the world has helped stabilize the world.
Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh are Mongols too, they are in Mt. Kailash in Tibet.
Burning, Stabbing and even Beat to Death are the preaching of the Mongol Buddhist Monks in Eelam/Hela. The Indigenous people witnessed since their arrival for over 1000 years and we have seen it very clearly those Monks are using Forces, Thugs and even themselves without their ROBES.

NOW, they hire Somali Pirates to KILL the Indian Fishermen.

Time has come.

“Tamil Nadu belongs to Tamils”

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Rohan wrote:
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Burning, Stabbing and even Beat to Death are the preaching of the Mongol Buddhist Monks in Eelam/Hela. The Indigenous people witnessed since their arrival for over 1000 years and we have seen it very clearly those Monks are using Forces, Thugs and even themselves without their ROBES.
NOW, they hire Somali Pirates to KILL the Indian Fishermen.
Time has come.
Tamil ape, stop making up stories and spreading rumours. We will sue you if you make these ridiculous accusations. I think you are seriously messed up and need psychiatric help.

Why would Sri Lankan Buddhist monks want to hire Somali pirates to kill Tamil Nadu fishermen? hahhahahahahaha

Don't think you can hide behind an anonymous profile in the internet and spread this kind of rumours. You will not be the first to be tracked down by the authorities for spreading false information on the internet in the intent of creating political unrest.

One more thing, you facked Tamil ape, the indigenous people of the island of Lanka are ethnically quite different to the Tamils - Tamils speak the language of Tamil Nadu, while the indigenous people speak Sinhala, the language of the island.
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Rohan wrote:
<quoted text>Burning, Stabbing and even Beat to Death are the preaching of the Mongol Buddhist Monks in Eelam/Hela. The Indigenous people witnessed since their arrival for over 1000 years and we have seen it very clearly those Monks are using Forces, Thugs and even themselves without their ROBES.

NOW, they hire Somali Pirates to KILL the Indian Fishermen.

Time has come.
Your mind is messed up, almost like your creator is Mr. Potato head. Sure the time has come, for Sri Lankans, to take back their country!

Tamils have their Tamil Nadu. Why do they want to harass others? In India they refuse to learn Hindi. Wherever they are they want there subnationalism, at the expense of the majority.
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but this is the Indigenous land of Tamil Skin People.

“Rohingya is Bengali.”

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Hello wrote:
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Your mind is messed up, almost like your creator is Mr. Potato head. Sure the time has come, for Sri Lankans, to take back their country!
Tamils have their Tamil Nadu. Why do they want to harass others? In India they refuse to learn Hindi. Wherever they are they want there subnationalism, at the expense of the majority.
Tamils live in Sri Lanka since Before Christ era.
Tamils are native people of both Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.
Sinhalese people are majority native people of Sri Lanka and Tamils are minority native people.
Sinhalese people and Tamils have to peacefully live together in Sri Lanka.

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Rohan wrote:
but this is the Indigenous land of Tamil Skin People.
Rohan, are you a Sri Lankan Tamil?
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Rohan, are you a Sri Lankan Tamil?
Yes, I speak Tamil language.

We are all Eelam/Hela people. Singheela people who are converted into Buddhsim and still follow Buddhism; and Tamileela people are still Indigenous People.

That is the only difference.
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Yes, I speak Tamil language.
We are all Eelam/Hela people. Singheela people who are converted into Buddhsim and still follow Buddhism; and Tamileela people are still Indigenous People.
That is the only difference.
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do you need punnakku?

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the problem is not with rohan... it is deep rooted in his blood. wherever i went tamils are messing with local people. in Canada they blocked roads and highways and even had confrontation with police. now Canadians badly hate tamils. some of my canadian friends were so mad at Tamils that they just wanted to slap them. now they want tamils to go back to lanka. they no more want them in Canada. even Singapore people hate tamils badly. but it is not tamils mistake, its all about the ancestries and genes. one of the most aggressive people are tamils. and they know it very well. you won't believe that many tamil tribes were cannibals around 1000 years ago. but you know they want to call themselves as classical civilization. :)
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the problem is not with rohan... it is deep rooted in his blood. wherever i went tamils are messing with local people. in Canada they blocked roads and highways and even had confrontation with police. now Canadians badly hate tamils. some of my canadian friends were so mad at Tamils that they just wanted to slap them. now they want tamils to go back to lanka. they no more want them in Canada. even Singapore people hate tamils badly. but it is not tamils mistake, its all about the ancestries and genes. one of the most aggressive people are tamils. and they know it very well. you won't believe that many tamil tribes were cannibals around 1000 years ago. but you know they want to call themselves as classical civilization.:)
stop coming to this forum and spreading your racist crap. There is already too many racist ars*holes in this forum.
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thamizh are one of the divine people but only problem is with there genes and their tribal origins. they are the people who want to claim everything in this world. some of the madras university professors are trying hard to link Sumerian languages to Dravidian languages of india so as to claim their superior race. However, they failed badly when majority of historians disproved their claims internationally. too bad for these people.
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sujai wrote:
thamizh are one of the divine people but only problem is with there genes and their tribal origins. they are the people who want to claim everything in this world. some of the madras university professors are trying hard to link Sumerian languages to Dravidian languages of india so as to claim their superior race. However, they failed badly when majority of historians disproved their claims internationally. too bad for these people.
Do you have a inferiority complex? or do you have issues with Tamils. we are all human beings. If you focus on the common goodness of all people then you would be much happier.
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lordpython wrote:
the problem is not with rohan... it is deep rooted in his blood. wherever i went tamils are messing with local people. in Canada they blocked roads and highways and even had confrontation with police. now Canadians badly hate tamils. some of my canadian friends were so mad at Tamils that they just wanted to slap them. now they want tamils to go back to lanka. they no more want them in Canada. even Singapore people hate tamils badly. but it is not tamils mistake, its all about the ancestries and genes. one of the most aggressive people are tamils. and they know it very well. you won't believe that many tamil tribes were cannibals around 1000 years ago. but you know they want to call themselves as classical civilization.:)
The original people of INDIA both North and SOUTH were tribals to begin with

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