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Appears That Some Buddhists In Sri Lanka Are Eager To Emulate What Happened In Myanmar (Née Burma).

by Anura Guruge


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From Facebook.


From Facebook.


I have been warning you about this for years. One examples (and click image to access the post on this blog):


I really HOPE I am dead wrong on this!

I am just going by what little I have seen on Facebook over the last 72-hours (and all of it has been in Sinhalese) and my general knowledge of where so many Sri Lankan Buddhists stand on this.

This would be a grave humanitarian crisis and another blot in Sri Lanka’s copybook.

What would really make a refugee crisis dire is that Sri Lanka — unlike Myanmar — is an Island. The only way to flee the country is across water. Thinks small boats …

Not good.

The intolerance by the Buddhists makes me sad. Growing up in Ceylon (the prior name of Sri Lanka) we prided ourselves of being a extremely tolerant multireligious, multiethnic society. Not so any more.

So, I am hoping that my fears will be unfounded.

So, I have given some of YOU a heads up. Of course I will keep you posted.


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The Dalai Lama Should Go On A Hunger Strike To End Refugee Crisis In Myanmar (Née Burma).

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Click to access “Huff Post” coverage from yesterday.


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‘We’ all know that this crisis was architected and engineered by Burma’s hardline Buddhists. This has been coming to a head for years.

I have been warning you about this for years. Just two examples (and click image to access the post on this blog):


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Well it is time for the Dalai Lama to ACT. Words, especially from him, are cheap and mundane.

Mahatma Gandhi would have gone on a hunger strikes, without hesitation, demanding a STOP to the violence. And it would work.

It is about time the Dalai Lama stopped raking in his celebrity money and did something constructive to shape/help Buddhism — given that he has the Western World hoodwinked that he represents Buddhists. So, come on Dalai Lama. Be a MAN.

[Yes, there is a very good reason he would NOT dare go on a hunger strike for this cause or any other. He is NO Mahatma Gandhi. ‘They’ would just let him die!]


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Muhammad Ali, The GREATEST, Died This Day Last Year.

by Anura Guruge



Just a year ago.

I miss him. He was one of my heroes.

In a way, however, I am GLAD that he did NOT have to see the Trump presidency. Ali would NOT have liked it.

He still lives on, a bestriding GIANT, in my memories. He was a MAN. Thank YOU, Muhammad Ali. You enriched MY life.


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2017 Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) & Good Friday On The Same Day, April 14 — First Time Since 2006.

by Anura Guruge



Friday, April 14, 2017.

Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) & Good Friday.

Happened last in 2006.

And before that in 1995, 1933, 1922, 1911 …

Sinhala New Year, more or less always straddles April 14 — though it can sometimes start on April 13 depending on auspicious times.

Good Friday only falls on April 14 IF Easter Sunday falls on April 16 — as it does this year.

About 8% of us Sinhalese are Christians.

The New Year is a secular, cultural holiday independent of religion.

So the Sinhalese Christians will celebrate it alongside their Buddhist brethren. 

Since 1777 this has happened 11 times NOT counting 2017.

Next time this will happen will be 11-years from now.


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


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Sri Lanka’s (Poor Catholics): Another Embarrassment; First Protesting The Tallest Christmas Tree, Then THIS!

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U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

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Come On! 

This was no accident. It was a put-up-job — no doubt by a clique of Sri Lankan Buddhists.

You have to admit it is FUNNY.

First all the to-and-froing about the “World’s TallestChristmas tree, with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit, the ‘Tanned Ratzinger‘, not being able to make up his mind.

And now this.

Big event like this and nobody proofed, then checked the program.

Never heard of this Priest De Silva but he sure must know by now what it is like to be on the carpet.

Thought I think it is funny, I really do think the Sri Lankan Buddhists should stop pranks like this. {SMILE}


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Making Elephants Kneel In Front Of Buddha Statues Is Very Juvenile — And Sri Lankan.

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Seen on Facebook. I am NOT going to provide a link so as to protect the ….


Yes, I know that the mahout thinks he is doing something NOBLE. And I really don’t want to criticize the mahouts. They are typically not the most educated of folks and their skills are in dealing with elephants.

But Buddhist monks and others, better educated, should prevent this from taking place.

IF an elephant, on its own volition, wants to kneel or pay homage in any other way, to a Buddha statue or anything Buddha-related, I am ALL IN FAVOR. That is fine.

But do NOT make a noble animal do something that it has no idea as to why it is doing so. That is not cricket.

A domesticated, tame elephant, 99% will do whatever it is asked to do. But, come on. This is NOT right.

This upset me. As you may know I do not totally object to elephants being made to perform because like dogs they like to please. But we need to have limits.


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Sri Lankan Buddhists In Their Zeal To Denigrate All Other Religions Will Say The Cutest Things.

by Anura Guruge


I got this in an e-mail this morning.

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Made my day.

Yes, yes, yes. Of course we had the World’s worst elected Female Prime Minister (my Aunty Bandaranaike). But this was classic.

The IRONY of “Pope Joan” would be lost on this writer — who, if you hadn’t guessed, is a female.

I guess she has NO IDEA, though 6% of the population is actually Catholic (and we do have a genuine, under-80 Cardinal), that the Catholic Church has no female ministers.

Of late I have started to blame my now deceased adopted father for much of this. No wonder he was so anxious to pluck me out, from the education system he advocated, to get a ‘better’ education in the West. Another irony.


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