Christianizing of Sri Lanka – UNP’s Betrayal of Buddhism

Andrew Sparkes the British envoy to Nepal sparked controversy in demanding the appropriate to convert be included into Nepals new constitution. The Pope has vowed to convert 100million non-Christians to Christianity by 2025. Each West&#8217s &amp the Vaticans objectives compliment a &#8216Look East Policy&#8217 mirroring colonial rule with gun in a single hand and Bible in the other.&nbspDo non-Christians have a right to worry when Theravada Buddhist Asia is now targeted?&nbspYes but slogans of reconciliation, multiculturalism, multi-faith employing international agencies/envoys shoot down these issues. Nonetheless secularism is no license for conversion. The statistics are alarming.&nbspThe Centre for the Study of International Christianity declares Nepal to be the quickest Christianity developing country in the globe, followed by China, UAE, Saudi Arabia &amp Qatar. How has the UNP contributed to realization of Christianizing/Evangelizing Sri Lanka?
The function of the Church in Sri Lanka
From the time the Portuguese landed in Sinhale in 1505 the Church&#8217s mission was anti-Sinhala Buddhist and anti-national. The Church together with the Portuguese, Dutch and the British set out to oppress indigenous religions &#8211 Buddhism and Hinduism. Compulsory conversions was a kind of terrorism utilised that led to converting or facing death and destructions to kovils and temples. Portuguese historian Queroyz lists down the temples that have been destroyed and on top of which Churches are erected. Colonialism and conversions became trojan horses to plunder continents of Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America with the purpose to indoctrinate followers to appear down on neighborhood traditions, values, national heritage, indigenous religion and appear at history from the prism of the benefits that the West delivered. Indigenous heroes and patriots had been taught to be despised.
The Church succeeded in alienating a chunk of the native populace away from their heritage steering them to function as surrogates &amp fifth columnists and not showing the qualities of kshatriyas (patriotic warriors). They have been turned into sepoys or mercenaries of the Church/West. The question of where the allegiance of these converted Catholics lies whether or not to the State or to the wishes of the Vatican is typically shrouded in controversy.
In China, neighborhood Catholics are debarred from dealing with the Vatican to guarantee Chinese Catholics integrate with Chinese culture/nationalism. In Sri Lanka we can recall the Catholic Action that led to the failed military coup by Christian military officers in 1962. The allegations of the Church hyperlinks to the LTTE on behalf of the West by means of Christian NGOs as well as LTTE front heads who are Fathers and have openly compared Prabakaran with Jesus without having any objections from the Vatican.
The US Govt via the USAID allocates billions to more than 50,000 faith-based organizations with the distinct job to convert.
UK-linked Wahhabi Islam makes use of $ 100billon to export extremist Wahhabi Islam to purposely trigger disharmony and give West a foothold.
UNP &#8211 anti-Sinhala/anti-Buddhist
The oldest national political celebration in Sri Lanka is the United National Celebration. Its leader D S Senanayake is fondly identified as the Father of the Nation. Quick post-independent leaders of Sri Lanka have been practically all Christian/Catholic. English education was only for the converted and missionary education was capable to create natives loyal to Western dogma/ideology/values and even dress! As a result the absence of calls to reverse discrimination to the Sinhale nation/Sinhala Buddhists.
The UK&#8217s unwritten constitution follows a political tradition that tends to make the Queen the Head of the Church of England who appoints 15 representatives of the Church of England to the House of Lords. If so, why are efforts being made to subtly eliminate the foremost place given to Buddhism and proper to reclaim Sri Lanka as a Buddhist nation? When Tony Blair a Catholic became Prime Minister the 1st factor he did was to convert to Protestant which is moreorless what the Catholic UNP leaders did in converting or pretending to be Buddhists for political relevance. One particular month just before he left office Blair reconverted to Catholicism once more and concerns the ceremonial Buddhist politicians of Sri Lanka! Bands of pirith nool tied about wrists do not make politicians Buddhists.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp
Evidence of UNP&#8217s pro-Christian hyperlinks
  • UNP leader unchallenged considering that 1994 is a Christian and only a Buddhist for cosmetic purposes.
  • His preferred advisors and close buddies are all evangelists and pro-Christians
  • Ranil Wickremasinghe is the Vice Chairmen of the IDU and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Democratic Union. The International Democrat Union(IDU) is an international grouping of conservative and Christian democratic political parties. Formed in 1983, the IDU gives a forum in which political parties holding similar beliefs can come collectively and exchange views on matters of policy and organizational interest, in order that they might act cooperatively, establish contacts, and present a unified voice toward the promotion of center-correct policies across the globe
  • No sooner the UNP Leader became Prime Minister in 2001 the Buddha Statue that was placed in front of Sirikotha from the time of the late Senanayakes was relocated.
  • His 1st achievement after taking workplace was to sign a ceasefire agreement on 22 Feb 2002 drafted by Evangelical Norway endorsed by LTTE putting these terrorists on par with a reputable elected Government and giving territory to these terrorists and claiming he had done a fantastic achievement!
  • When Ranil Wickramasinghe became Prime Minister in 2001 he appointed a Cabinet of Ministers of whom over 60% had been Christians by faith in a country where more than 70% were Buddhists and by the same equation how he came into power!
  • In 2001 for the 7.5% Christians and 8% Muslims, Ministry of Christian Affairs &amp Ministry for Muslim Affairs was designed. The same has been accomplished in his 2015 manifesto. No country in the planet has such Ministries for such numbers!
  • In 2001 he appointed John Amaratunga as Minister in charge of Interior Affairs below whom Public Safety and Police, as well as the Dept of Immigration &amp Emigration came so Visas had been freely granted to inbound Evangelists to spread the faith. He was also created the Minister of Christian Affairs.
  • Beneath this Minister, the Police were instructed to make sure that the whole month of December was celebrated for Christmas with lighting. The exact same portfolio has been provided in 2015.
  • Below Ranil&#8217s rule in 2001 Buddhist ceremonies were provided step-motherly treatment and in some circumstances directives were given not to issue permits for loudspeakers even for important Buddhist functions like Wesak and Poson
  • In 2001 illegal prayer centers around the country were given police protection in residential regions – Police had been instructed to ignore complaints produced by Buddhists when they complained about illegal religious activities
  • In the course of this identical period no interest was paid to excavation thefts of Buddhist artifacts and destruction of Buddhist archaeological sites as the Minister of Christian Affairs was also in charge of Public Safety and no surprise rapidly forward to 2015 the UNP leader has appointed the identical particular person as Minister for each portfolios as soon as once more!
  • The pattern continued with the appointments to the State Rupavahini &amp Radio station to guarantee Buddhist opinion and voice was drowned in 2001 with the exact same occurring now in 2015 and with each and every year the incursions gained a good results to the Christian bloc and a loss to the Buddhists! Enumerate that into future and lack of opposition to foretell what the ultimate outcome is targeted to be!
  • In 2002 the Prime Minister, the Media Minister and the Lakehouse had to extend an apology to the Maha Sangha for a mischievous try to challenge the authenticity of the relics enshrined in the sacred Temple of the Tooth with a group of non-Buddhist writers preparing an report issued below a Muslim writer who was fired from his post later. 002/01/21/new14.html&nbspnumerous attempts have been made making use of Christian/Muslim writers to denigrate Buddhists/Buddhism in each state &amp private print &amp electronic media. Practically all editors are non-Buddhists and normal columnists are non-Buddhists as well. None of the published news is in proportion to the 70% Buddhist populace.
  • The present editor of the&nbspSunday&nbspObserver was the very same editor in 2002 that published the post beneath a Muslim journalist! Present editors ofSunday&nbspObserver and Day-to-day News are Christians. We can previously recall yet another editor who forced Lakehouse employees to attend Bible classes!
  • Catholic Archbishop Rt.Rev. Oswild Gomis was appointed Chancellor of Colombo University permission was granted for Christian Evangelical groups to conduct “Open Air Prayer Healing ” sessions in close proximity to Buddhist temples so that Buddhist ceremonies would be drowned by the loudspeaker noises of the healing sessions
  • In 2005 possibly to prop up his vote, the UNP Leader launched a book on Buddhism which was challenged to a debate by JHU Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thero which the UNP leader did not accept and not surprisingly for a person who does not know what &#8216pasdun korale&#8217 is!
  • Then in 2005, the Archbishop of Colombo Rev. Oswald Gomis and the Golden Important crook Lalith Kotelawala inserted an advertisement titled &#8216Christians Awake&#8217 producing a veiled request for Christians and Catholics not to vote for Mahinda Rajapakse at the Presidential Election. This exact same Mahinda Rajapakse inspite of requests not to, invited the Pope to bless Sri Lanka but was not President to accept the invitee because the Catholics/Christians did not vote for him! The Church has come out once again subtly telling Christians/Catholics who to vote!
  • Numerous other Catholic priests openly side with the LTTE and have joined LTTE supporters to write to UN to press for war crimes charges against these who liberated the nation from terrorism.
  • Ranils chosen Minister of Ladies &amp Kids&#8217s Affairs wasdistributing Bibles to a school in Maligakanda where the students had been nearly completely Buddhist and Muslim The exact same minister is soliciting funds to convert as &#8216Born Once more&#8217 numerous
  • UNP Leader visited Portugal and personally invited the Prime Minister to&nbsp&nbspto pay a visit to Sri Lanka in 2005 to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Portuguese colonization of Sri Lanka (and entry of Christianity to this nation) totally ignoring the murders&nbsp&nbspcommitted by the Portuguese in Sri Lanka and the destruction of temples &amp kovils on leading of which churches are nowadays erected.
  • In 2007 Jeyraj Fernandopulle said&nbsp&#8220Like me, Ranil Wickremesinghe and Ravi karunanayaka had been born Christians. It is incorrect for them to use the accusing finger at a priest of a different religion and get in touch with him names.&#8221 When Ranil attacked&nbspVenerable Ellawela Medhananda more than a automobile registration.
  • In 2010 the&nbspAll Island Monks Organisation accused Ranil W of insulting Buddhism
  • In 2012 Ranil Wickremasinghe claimed that the&nbspKapilavasthu relics had been those of Sariputta and Moggallana (the two disciples of Buddha) though Buddhists think the relics are those of Buddha!
  • Key UNP MPs openly denounce Buddhism going so far as to publicly declare that the Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka needs to be replaced. v=lJ2WYlfjm-E
  • UNP has paid only lip service to occasions where Buddhists have faced attack ex: Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar and even in India
  • UNP has in no way been the voice for the Buddhist heritage/history of Sri Lanka though majority of UNP supporters are Sinhala Buddhists
  • Sri Lanka media is in the hands of pro-Christian editors who all take pains to promote UNP policies and politicians and denigrate Buddhists/Buddhism (content material evaluation of editorials / selected writers and their writings / themes and so on will reveal this clearly although examples have been offered in the Press Commission Report of 1964 and warrants a fresh commission)
  • Majority of influential middle class Catholics extend assistance to UNP what ever policies it holds in view of their allegiance to the Church neglecting the threat
  • The Christian Law &amp Order Minister in search of Rs.300m from China in exchange for assessment of Port City to renovate the Thewatte Church that has been lengthy accused of distorting history. products/2015/07/27/distortion- of-buddhists-history-in-sri- lanka-by-thewatta-church-in- ragama-is-just-a-tip-of-a- large-ice-burg/

This cartoon sealed the fate of the UNP in 1956

It depicted Sir John Kotelawala riding an elephant (the symbol of the UNP) pointing a spear at the Buddha statue. Accompanying Sir John was individuals dressed in western garb drinking and dancing (Western Liberalism gradually attempting to take away the Buddhist cultural heritage of Sri Lanka) in the foreground was a calf killed and prepared to be barbecued…(Buddhists have been appealing against animal slaughter in maintaining with Buddhas preaching to treat Man and Animal equally) &#8211 the characters can simply be replaced by present day UNP leaders and the message hasn&#8217t changed much!&nbspThis cartoon shook the Sinhala Buddhists

The West are now using UNP to evangelize Sri Lanka in a bigger Asian strategy that is targeting the Theravada Buddhist nations that are covering China. This demands that Sri Lanka be alert as properly as project the plans in location and expose the West-Church links and their puppets in Sri Lanka. What Buddhists and converted Christians have to realize is that these imperialistic efforts have absolutely nothing to do with teachings of Christianity (in whatever kind) but Christianity is getting used as a tool to firstly enrich the Church and produce loyal Asian/African foot soldiers loyal to Western Christian hegemony out of the Third World.

Not numerous countries can boast of a civilizational history as extended as Sri Lanka. The glorious previous observed in monumental ancient relics/artefacts/ archaeological sites can not be allowed to be destroyed or its history distorted simply because other faiths do not have such wealthy previous to be proud of and a religion not based on myths but scientifically proven. For jealousy and spite&nbspour country can not become victim for ethno-religious demographic alter or become the ground to destroy fellow nations!

Devo vassatu kalena &#8211 Might gods give rain in due season

Sasa sampatti hotuca&nbsp &#8211 May possibly the crops be bountiful

Pito bhavatu lokoca &#8211 Could the folks be satisfied

Raja bhavatu dhammiko &#8211 Could the king be righteous

Only those who worth &amp want to preserve the nations historical past will foresee the dangers and endeavour to shield it from destruction

Shenali D Waduge

Additional reading :

  • Report of the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress on Unethical Conversions stories/pdf/chapter%202.pdf
  • things/2012/11/17/manipulative- christian-conversions-in-sri- lanka-some-perspectives/
  • unique/faith_based/faith_ based_organizations.htm

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