Is the army there to stoke hatred, animosity and build Buddhist temples in the North or provide security and create harmony.?
-By Wimal Dheerasekera
(Lanka-e-News -21.Aug.2016, 11.30PM) During the past when peace was being restored in the country , most infamous Major General Hendavitharne ,an advisor to an equally or more notorious ex defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse influenced by a Trincomalee three wheeler association ,while attempting to install a Buddha statue by force in Trincomalee incited a racial conflict among the population there . In like manner by trying to build a Buddhist shrine by the army now in front of the residence of the chief incumbent of the Kanakambikai Amman Kovil, Iranamadu, Kilinochchi , a tense communal situation has erupted among the people.
When the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) passed a resolution on the 16 th that this construction shall be halted , the pro Rajapakse extremists of the South began stoking and stirring up unrest and chaos by shouting and screaming that the Buddhists can erect a Buddhist shrine anywhere in the country.
Of course none can dispute their claim. A Buddhist ought to have the right to build a Buddhist shrine anywhere in the country. A Hindu should have the right to build a Kovil anywhere in the country, and likewise a Muslim should have the right to build a Mosque anywhere in the country.
The crucial question at issue in Iranamadu is not that but the construction of a Buddhist shrine in front of the residence of the chief incumbent of the main Hindu Kovil by the army.
On the other hand ,if this construction is being carried out by the Buddhists in Iranamadu , it is understandable. Yet , in that area , it is difficult to find even a single Buddhist resident . Therefore this is a deliberate attempt of the army to use its powers to provoke a section of the people of another religion. That is , the aim and objective is to sow seeds of animosity and hatred among the people in that area.
It is not for nothing the army is conspiring to build a Buddhist center in the area where there is not a single Buddhist , and after forcibly acquiring 4 acres land belonging to the Kanakanambikai Amman Kovil , Iranamadu , Kilinochchi.
This is a cruel and most base oppression of another religion. If Buddha is living today among these sinners who are committing sacrilege in the name of the very Buddhism he preached , he would no doubt go in search even of ten jungles to escape from these satans and brutes to carry on his meditation rather than be among them.
If the army is similarly building Kovils in front of the quarters of Galagoda Aththe Gnanassara or Bengamuwe Nalaka’s after acquiring the lands belonging to their Temples, certainly it can be excused on the grounds , the army is trying to create religious harmony among the people , even if the army had used its powers and exerted force . Sadly, there is no such thing taking place.
Long ago , Emperor Asoka with a view to spread the Buddha Dahama in Sri Lanka ordained his only son , and thereafter when the latter reached ‘rahath’ state , along with more ‘rahats’ met King Piyatissa of Sri Lanka at that time and preached to him. It is therefore significant to note the King did not send his army to construct a temple forcibly in Mihinthale. It is the followers who subsequently built the temples.
It is best if these so called ‘great’ stupid adherents of Buddhism understand this in the right perspective. In a country , the armed forces are a non-religious government entity . They are there not to construct temples , Kovils and mosques. Of course it is most welcome if they intervene to re construct a place of religious worship if that was destroyed following a national disaster.
The present situation is not like that . Hence , it is very evident this is an abominable conspiracy like in the past aimed at creating murder and mayhem in Trincomalee through religious animosity . The spirits and satans spawned by devil incarnates like Hendavitharanes and Gotabayas are still lurking within the forces. It is very obvious these evil sinister forces are conspiring to strike with a view to vent their venoms and vengeances exploiting religion , and to create turmoil and turbulence in the country.
By Wimal Dheerasekera
Translated by Jeff
(our thanks to Dinasena Rathugamage who provided us with the necessary information to make this report)
by (2016-08-22 02:03:28)