Response to Rajeeva Jayaweera
It is not me but CT that left out the second part of my heading! Even otherwise as usual you are nitpicking.
Persons like Jayaweera forget the fact Sampanthan was living in a two-bedroom flat for nearly 3 years till he was allocated the present house.
As for LTTE leader being demonized as a tyrant by the Sinhalese, Prabaharan still remains a became a powerful, vibrant symbol of the Tamil armed struggle.
Those Sinhala – Buddhists zealots who allege that Prabhakaran lived in the lap luxury, should be told that he lived a frugal life sleeping on a mat without pillows! He owned no houses, automobiles, bank balances, shares incorporate companies etc.like the royal Rajapaksa family. His only known source of income is the monthly allowance paid to him by LTTE Treasury department.
As for KA Sumanasekera, he is suffering from acute and incurable Vellala phobia. I readily admit caste is an evil practice and a curse. It originated in the four-fold division of labour laid-down by the Vedic religion. However, there is casteism in Sinhala Buddhism as well, but it is less rigid compared to Tamil Hinduism. To begin with, 80% of the Buddhist Sangha or clergy in the time of the Buddha hailed from the caste conscious Brahmana, Kshatriya and Vaishya castes!
The Buddhist Nikayas are based strictly on caste basis and is the antithesis of what Buddha extolled. The Asgiriya and Malwatte chapters do not ordain Non-govigama castes. The caste system is common to both Tamils and Sinhalese since the rulers up to Devanampiya Tissa were Hindus. Caste rigidity is breaking down thanks to Prabhakaran and LTTE and migration to foreign lands. Inter-marriages tool place among LTTE cadres.
Eagle Eye must tell us why terrorism sprouted in a Buddhist country? Are terrorists born or are they made? Prabhakaran has repeatedly said that he won’t be carrying an AK-47 if JR Jayawardene was a good Buddhist. In passing may I ask why Eagle Eye why he sought refuge in Christian country ruled by Elizabeth II, styled Queen of Australia, who has reigned since 6 February 1952.