Latest 'kolam'- Tigers bearing
Atapirikara instead of arms
Ramanie de Zoysa
It is ironic that eight TNA Tiger puppet MPs should come to Kandy bearing
Atapirikara to visit the Chief Buddhist prelate of the country, the
Malwatte Mahanayake Thero when the Wanni Tigers have been protesting
in Trincomalee demanding an immediate halt to the construction of Buddhist
temples and resettlement of Sinhala refugees in the East.
The North has already been cleared of Buddhist places of worship and
Sinhala people by the LTTE and apparently now it is time to ethnically
cleanse the East! Only the Tamil racists of the TNA and the LTTE would
have have the duplicity and the gall to front up in the most revered
Buddhist citadel, Kandy, with contrived smiles and atapirikara to drum
up support for a racially defined Tamil self- governing authority in
nearly 40% of the land and the sea coast, at the same time robbing the
Sinhala buddhists of the country of their right to live and practice
their religion in any part of the country.
While the Buddhist compassion must have allowed the Mahanayake Thero
to grant an audience with these ballot box stuffing fake 'parliamentarians',
the prelate would be well advised to destroy the offerings of atapirikara
which has obviously been acquired out of the same pool of funds that
procure arms to slaughter and dispossess innocent Sinhalese and Muslims
of the country.
I also question the wisdom of the security personnel charged with the
safety of the Chief prelate and the temple in allowing well known killers
into the bosom of the most important Buddhist temple jeopardising the
safety of not only the temple but also of the surrounding communities.