Demand for ban of Tamil Nadu films in Sri Lanka
– Submitted by Walter Jayawardhana –
Colombo, Apr 9: A Buddhist nationalist group today staged a protest here for halting screening of Kollywood movies in Sri Lanka. Members of Ravana Balaya gathered outside the office of the cinema regulator Public Performance Board (PPB) and theatres to press for a ban on Tamil movies coming from South India.
“We want to see the end of Tamil Nadu movies into our country. Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Sarath Kumar movies must never be shown here again”, Ven Saddhatissa of the Ravana Balaya said.
However, the PPB Chairman Gamini Sumanasekera said they were powerless in the matter. “It is a decision of the National Film Corporation and the government”, Sumanasekera said. The Ravana Balaya protest was a response to last week’s protest action in Chennai on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
The leading South Indian movie industry figures took part in the protest much to the consternation of their Sri Lankan fans. Virtually endorsing the Tamil Nadu government’s stand on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, the South Indian Artists Association (SIAA) said India should take action against the island nation for its war crimes.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan movie stars have vowed to stage a ‘prayer of determination’ on Friday to make their Tamil Nadu counterparts “see the truth as regards Sri Lanka”. “We will invite them to visit Sri Lanka and see for themselves the peaceful situation for all communities”, Malini Fonseka, a 1970s female heartthrob who is now a ruling party Member of Parliament said.
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I suggested this approach yesterday in my blog.
The Minister in charge of the Film Corporation should promptly appoint representatives from Bodhu Bala Sena and Ravana Balaya to the directorate of the Film Corporation to contribute to shaping communications policy to ensure meeting with the objectives of Sinhala Buddhist Nation and the Sinhala Buddhist population.
Can I claim to be the spiritual mentor of the BBS and RB?
Are you pretending to be a Sinhala? Never head ‘Pera'(Botanical name Sidium Guava). Instead we are familiar with PERERA.
Chandani Pera (Perea?)what are you up to? Provoke things by pretending write as a Sinhala Buddhist?
Sinhala Buddhist Nation and the Sinhala Buddhist population.?
1. Natives, Veddah, Yakka and Naga
2. Animist beliefs and Hindu
4. Bali Island is Hindu then and Now
5. Religion is the opiate of the masses- Karl Marx
I am a pure born and bred member of the Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist community.
I write under a pseudoynym as I belong to significantly threatened part of the Sinhala Buddhist community which fearlessly speaks out on issues impacting on the survival and growth of the community.
“I am a pure born and bred member of the Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist community.”
Comments: We all feel we need to protect our tribe, our community, our language, our religion and our land. As humans transition from a local and tribal based society into a global community, the old practices become challenged. We also want to attain or avoid, Nirvana, Rebirth, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and other unproven beliefs.
We all came out of Mother Africa about 70,000 years ago, spread out and formed nations and tribes and picked up beliefs, and allowed priests and monks to control us all and brainwash us all.
1. Non-Africans LEFT Africa about 70,000 yeas ago.
Researchers compared 650,000 genetic markers in nearly a thousand individuals from 51 populations around the globe—an unprecedented level of detail for a human genetic study.
Such a pattern fits the theory that the first modern humans settled the world in stepping-stone fashion after leaving Africa less than 100,000 years ago.
2. Yes, there were natives in Lanka before the Prakrit Vijaya and their Hinduism and Jainism, but they must have migrated from South India, present day Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Later Buddhism was introduced, and
3. We all are brain washed by the Monk Mahanama about Sinhala Buddhism, when in fact Buddhism says nothing about Sinhala or Tamil or any other language. It was probably Monk Mahanama who who was the greatest stumbling block for the lack of Tamil Buddhists in Sri Lanka.