Modi should postpone the Colombo Trip to avoid betraying the Tamils and the Hindus in Sri Lanka by visiting during the Wesak, a Mahavamsa Sinhala-Buddhist religious day.”
— A Spokesman for Tamils for Trump
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 9, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Modi should postpone the Colombo Trip to avoid betraying the Tamils and the Hindus in Sri Lanka by visiting during the Wesak, a Mahavamsa Sinhala-Buddhist religious day.
The Sri Lankan Buddhist Chronicle myth “The Mahavamsa” equates the killing of the ‘others’ (Tamils, Hindus, and races and religions other than Sinhala-Buddhist) as being on par with the killing of “sinners and wild beasts,” and the Sinhala-Buddhist King’s sorrow and regret are assuaged.
This is against the Buddha’s teaching. Modi’s visit to the Sri Lankan’s Wesak week encourages the “The Mahavamsa” which preaches the killing of Tamils and Hindus is acceptable. Modi’s visit would betray the Hindus and Tamils who have been massacred by the same Sinhala-Buddhist in pogroms in 1958, 1977, 1983, and by genocide in 2009.
It is notable that real Buddhism (in contrast to Sri Lankan “the Mahavamsa” Buddhism) states that non-violence is at the heart of Buddhist thinking and behavior. The first of the five precepts that all Buddhists should follow is “avoid killing, or harming any living thing.” Buddhism is essentially a peaceful tradition.
The purposes of the practice of a religion are to achieve the goals of salvation for oneself and others and to render due worship and obedience to God. Whereas Sri Lankan Buddhism calls “The Mahavamsa” Sinhala-Buddhist follows the opposite of traditional Buddhism or any other respectable religion such as Christianity, Hinduism, or Judaism.
Mr. Modi, a strong follower of Hinduism, should not visit on this religious day ‘Wesak.’ These religious people created a lot of karma by killing Hindus and others. Honoring them on their religious day is itself karma. Therefore, we, the Tamils, are asking Mr. Modi to postpone the Colombo trip.
The spokesman for Tamils for Trump said that “Karma is a principle of cause and effect in which the action of an individual as well as the intention of the act influence the future.”
Further, the Tamil spokesman said that Sri Lankan Tamils had hoped that most of their suffering would be over when Mr. Modi became the prime minister of India. Also, Tamils were happy that Indian Congress lost the election to Modi’s BJP because of their karma that stealthy support of the genocidal Sri Lankan regime in 2009 during the Indian Congress ruling in New Delhi.
Even now there is a Sri Lankan army occupying Tamils’ houses, lands and farms. Abduction and tortures are taking place. Sexual abusive is taking place. There is no justice for the Tamil victims who lost their loved ones. Tamils keep losing their lands to newly settled Sinhalese from the south; these settlers are destroying the Hindu Tamil culture.
Indian Prime Minister Modi, during his March 2015 visit, Modi called for Sri Lanka to implement the 13th amendment to its constitution and go further to guarantee a federal structure that would preserve the rights of the Tamil minority.
It has been two years since his last visit, and now he plans to come to Sri Lanka to take care of Indian business.
Now Sri Lankans have been saying that they want to split the Tamil-dominated areas into two and any new constitution will be under a unitary political structure without a federation to keep northeast Tamils together.
This is a violation of 13th amendment that was signed by both India and Sri Lanka and the promise that Mr. Modi gave to the Tamils during his last visit. However, Mr. Modi never submitted his objection. But still, Sri Lanka continues its genocide.
We hope Mr. Modi, as a Hindu, will decide to respect the Hindus in the northeast of Sri Lanka and postpone the trip to Colombo.
Tamils for Trump is a political activist group comprised of Americans; the majority are Tamil Americans. They believe that over 145,000 Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan ethnic war. They have also observed post-war behaviors of the Sri Lankan Sinhalese victors and concluded that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this war-torn island is divided into two individual self-governing nations.
It is of interest to note that, according to UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70,000 Tamil civilians may have been massacred in the last six months of the ethnic war. Also, Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, the Catholic Bishop of Mannar in Sri Lanka, gave a presentation to the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation.
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