Call to boycott US goods
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A campaign to boycott goods and food produced in the US has been launched by a group known as the Jathika Savidana Ekamuthuwa today.
The campaign was launched in Colombo by the group led by Dr Gunadasa Amarasekra calling traders not market Coca Cola, pepsi and wheat flour among other items.
They said the protest was being launched as the US government has brought false allegations against Sri Lanka.
The organization called the public to take part in the peaceful campaign against US.
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This is a brilliant initiative. Why not request Green card holders and US dual citizens to set fire to their papers in front of the US embassy?
Also introduce a rule for US Citizens to be barred from Government Service.
Other products to be boycotted are
1. Google Search Engine
other actions proposed are:
1. No trading, imports and exports in US $
2. Apple computers and iPhones and iPads
3. Ban tea and products exports including garments to US
4. No American vehicles or arms
5. all expatriate Sri Lankan sinhalese encouraged to return
6. No education visa to US universities
7. Rs 100,000 tax on air tickets to US
today only i bought monthly spices for home including wheat flour 25kg.
ok lets remind the period of 1970’s maiyokka.the latest trend is potatoe fry rather.
urging these kinds of protest leads to economical crisis. this is for sure.Now present dilemical situation these kinds of campaign eventually leads to a diversity.
This is not good idea boycot american productions.First srilanka very small market area for american product,second almost we all depending wheat for our everyday lifes.
We all should mind one things here….this humanity Resolution never come any effect for sri lanka,peoples are mostly miss understand.
this is absolutely a politic tactic.
It’ll only might be a Symbolic show the resent of US actions against SL & there’s nothing wrong of it also. Because otherwise US never take notice of their bias actions & tend to do more of such things..!
These folks need alot of Education, Common sense and especially many Psychiatrist visits!!! This should start with the politicians…..
God save them!!!!!
Sri lanka…..looks very Prehistoric. Well done MR!!!
Nee poo daa para man..! Onaka enna theriyam kallathoni patti aala..?
These tamil terrors don’t know their level or average of own at all.! The ever most foolish folk in the world who had been fooled to use as a human shield to protect a barbaric pig leader.! That’s your tamil terror shit education..!
Metally disabled tamil terrors looking homeland for less than 3% in srilanka & their abet leaders Dreaming same at tamilnadu also. If you have a bit of education then built your barbaric eelam in tamilnadu where’s your original home..! Don’t be just a joke & jackass you para man…!
If you visit SL again i bet that you’ll be send to admit at Angoda metal hospital terrors ward. There’re tamil guys from CID in the airport who can identify you as terror at first sight then send to question.!
By the way what’re you going to do now..? No terror work in propaganda..?
Anyway if you want to live here again then come we’ll rehabilitate you with other terror suspects & will be given a land at the end of program if you were a srilankan before.
I keep an open mind about what you said sometime ago, re Buddha’s view of 3 levels of gods, which he saw during his enlightenment.
All these gods are not immortal, you said, nor is there an omnipotent one supreme God above them. In Hinduism there are many gods and godesses and also the supreme god above them all, Brahman/Paramathman. Has Buddha rejected this concept?
When these gods in the 3 levels die ultimately, what happens to them? Are they re-born? As gods or as men or as animals? Can they also achieve nirvana at the end of a cycle of birth? Can man be born as a god in any of the 3 levels? Are there male/female gods, as in Hinduism?
I know this topic has nothing to do with the OnLanka topic above, but as we have no other way of discussing this issue I wonder whether you could answer these questions please?
I am totally agree with Mr Nicholas. If they know their religion in proper and practice to the preaching, they would not even think of such activities… in my view it is not the motherland that you keep first…it is your soul that should be kept first….
Where would your soul be after death…no body seems to be thinking seriously
Concept of motherland first comes from politics………and our people worship that concept. When you die you hope to be born again as cats and dogs……so they act like cats and dogs before the death.
if you’ve deep interest then mail me at onlanka friends by searching id of
so, actually there’re 3 main levels of gods. Only 1st level (6 types) has male/female status. 1st & 2nd level (16 types) can attain nibbana because they’ve a fine form of body which can disappear or control with mind. So they can hear Dhamma & understand to attain Nibbana.
The highest 3rd level (4 types) of gods have only sense of mind without “body” so they can’t communicate to get know anything from others & that means can’t attain nibbana till in same life but have longest life & highest ultra spiritual pleasure for lifetime.
Any god among any level is subject to death. That means getting birth between hell & heaven including animal/human states. Those highest gods can live there millions of times of “recreation circles of earth” but subject to death after that time.
There’s no “ultimate death” by naturaly but anyone can try & attain nibbana to end up this “running circles of painfull existance”. only after attaining nibbana someone can have ultimate death.
The Buddha acknowledged clearly that, If there’s an eternal soul, then this Dhamma won’t make a sense. Because that eternal state must be attainable for us & no need to worry like this.!
Hinduism also just a “belief” without practical experience of god.
The example given by the Buddha for existing in various levels as humans/gods/supreme gods is; from cows milk.
That’s, the man becomes god or supreme god in the way, how milk becomes butter & cheese & gee.
so we all beings could become any type of god/human/animal within this existance unless we’re on the way to nibbana.
1st we call it as “milk” & not butter or cheese. Then we call as “butter”, not milk or cheese…. Same way now we’re humans & not gods. But if we become gods then not humans…
That depends on the status of ones Mind. Pure mind holders go up to heaven & dirty mind holders go down to hell.
So that’s the main risk we face now. Also that’s the reason why Buddha gave 1000s of preachings in how to develop mind to avoid birth in the hell.
this onlanka news comments may not includes any identification details which i tried to give you with above comment.
What’re you talking about man..? Have you got a “mental depression” after failing to answer my questions..? Or is this your normal condition..?
(පිස්සුද, නැත්තම් හැටිද.?)
can’t you understand even what we’re talking about..?
By the way i WARN you that you’re heading to hell with your wrong view of god.!
Make it correct asap otherwise you’ll find yourself trapped in the hell…!
After reading Nicolas Dias’s some comments, my advise to is better stay away from him.Mata peinne Nicolosta pissu or kapu kamak narak wella
When USA bombared & distroyed Afghanistan & captured & killed Bin Ladin, Obama was praised by the West, UNO & EU. When Mr MR of SL defeated ruthless terror group & their Leader, West, UNO, UNHCR are investigating war crimes. Pl understand the double standard of double tounge USA, EU & pupuet organization of useless UNO
I am quite rational with no hangups or chips-on-the-shoulders. I was interested in what Amden said about Buddhist doctrine, on different levels of gods, which he told me about elsewhere in ONLANKA. I keep an open mind and inquired about it from Amden. I don’t know why you have to warn him against me. I am no threat to anyone except to TNA, LTTE and the diaspora Tamils and ofcourse, the imperial West, because like you and Amden, I am also a patriot speaking up for our Motherland. However, we have some politicians in both govt and opposition ranks who are not sincere patriots but are after wealth. For them politics is a means to accummulate large amounts of wealth at the expense of the common Sri Lankans. They are corrupt. They do not follow Buddha’s teaching. How unfortunate! We need to get rid of them just as we agitate against the LTTE in its many guises.
Thank you for your explanation in blog 12. I have bought some more books on Buddhism to read and understand the great doctrine of Buddhism. Unfortunately, few appreciate it and do not live according to Buddha’s teaching and the way of life he has shown us.
The worldly wealth will not follow us or help us to find the heaven.! We’ll leave it at an unknown moment when death comes to us.
Only the wealthy wisdom will follow us & help us to find the heaven.!
So try to be wealthy in wisdom by seeing things as they are…!
There seems to be a symbolic point in the seemingly impractical campaign to boycott American goods (and services?). Sri Lankans have hitherto not dared to express any negative emotion about foreign (imported) goods from White people’s countries and on the contrary have been conditioned to hold in awe and admiration anything to do with such ‘foreign’ things from a perspective of inferiority.
Therefore it might be a good symbolic gesture to have such a campaign that actually snubs these hegemonic imperialist and genocidal countries like the United States. While from a practical point of view Sri Lankans may not be able to implement a “US-free” lifestyle, it would do wonders in developing that kind of spirit among our compatriots in Sri Lanka which will hopefully one day translate to true independence…
I agree with Lasantha’s point. We as Sri lankans need to come out of the “traditional” thinking of anything forign is better. It is a type of inferiority complex that we need to get rid of.
As a symbolic gesture it may work to raise confidence among Sri lankans and is a good thing.