David Cameron, the Prime Minister of England has a second job. It is not a part time spring job as he is supposed to be active in the second job as well during his tenure as the Prime Minister of England. He has assumed duties as the de facto leader of opposition of Sri Lanka operating from Westminster and number 10, Downing Street, as the so called opposition in Sri Lanka is not effective the way he wants. He is a single issue leader of opposition ostensibly preoccupied with human rights of Tamils, the media people, NGO wallas, and of course leaders of anti nationalist political parties that submit “hora” (bogus) lists to the commissioner of elections having failed to find the required number of people to contest even at a Provincial Council election, and last but not least single issue candidates at Presidential elections concentrating on abolition of executive Presidency. The politics of Sri Lanka is between the UPFA and the conservative – labour alliance in England assisted by Obama and his colleagues in USA. As far as Sri Lanka is concerned all these people have formed an alliance under the leadership of Cameron. The objective of the alliance is the removal of the Rajapakse “Regime” but they pretend to be obsessed with the human rights issue in Sri Lanka. Geneva, London and Washington and not Colombo of western province or Galle of the southern province are the centers of Sri Lankan politics with people such as Navi Pillai and American State Department officials together with those from Whitehall in London working as paid servants for the combined opposition mentioned above.
The leading theoretician as far as the west is concerned is neither a so called postmodernist, a post Marxist, Fukuyama who wrote “The end of history”, a Keynesian, a Monetarist nor an “intellectual” from Peradeniya, but Samuel Huntington. His Clash of Civilizations is the new Bible of the west and what we experience all over the world is a clash between the cultures and Chinthanayas though not strictly according to Huntington. His book may have created initially a self congratulatory feeling among some nationalists thinking that the former had appreciated their views, but it was soon explained that the authour was only warning the western leaders of the struggle after the collapse of the Berlin wall. However, what had not been realized by Huntington was that at least since the commencement of Greek Judaic Christian (GJC) Chinthanaya towards the end of the fifteenth century, it had been a clash between Chinthanayas and cultures, and we are experiencing the phase where GJC Chinthanaya is being challenged by the Islamic Chinthanaya and (Theravada) Buddhist Chinthanaya. The GJC Chinthanaya is in its last stages of existence and has a mortal fear of the two Chinthanayas mentioned above. The Islamic Chinthanaya has the military power while the (Theravada) Buddhist Chinthanaya has the spiritual strength to defeat the nature destructing economics of the GJC Chinthanaya. The Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya, which is older than and not exactly the same as scholastic Theravada Buddhist Chinthanaya to the dismay of those imitative sociologists and others who for example write on Buddhism Betrayed, Protestant Buddhism, Dutugemunu the tyrant, is capable of defeating in Sri Lanka the GJC Chinthanaya sponsored military outfits betraying Buddhism Betrayed, through warfare, yes warfare, in spite of “panathipatha”, as has been shown from 1506 to 2009. We in Chinthana Parshadaya are prepared for a second Panadura vadaya (Panadura debate) on “warfare” in Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya if a sociologist (emeritus or otherwise) of the academia from here or abroad is interested in an open public debate conducted at a place such as the public library auditorium in Colombo.
In Sri Lanka the Sinhala Buddhists have defeated the western countries militarily as well, as the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English know through experience. If not for the Sinhala English Pact of 1815, named the Kandyan Convention by the English “intellectuals” with their imitators echoing it, the English would not have been able to conquer the whole country. As we have said often the English wanted the English educated Tamil Vellalas to be the leaders of the country instead of the Sinhalas, especially the Sinhala Buddhists, but their plans came to naught with the cardinal sin committed by the former from their point of view, when they introduced universal franchise in 1931. The English then began to concentrate on establishing an eelam with the help of the English educated Tamil vellalas but the latter proved ineffective and soon the Karaivar Prabhakaran took the leadership. The English now use the dispersed Tamils in their countries to defeat the Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya, through the TNA and the adjunct organizations of the UN. The aim and the objective of the English with respect to Sri Lanka is to mortally defeat Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya that also has the military strength to defeat in Sri Lanka the outfits based on GJC Chinthanaya as has been proved by the defeat of the LTTE in 2009 in Nandikadal. Though there are other countries including England and USA with horrible records on violation of human rights records it is Sri Lanka that comes to limelight in Geneva. The Sri Lankan media is also responsible for the state of affairs, in a way, as they give unnecessary publicity to the “Geneva gilmaat”. It is a “gilmaat” in more than one way as what the west is interested in is changing the government or a “regime change” in their language and not in the violation of human rights of anybody in the country. The west has indicated that they are prepared to drop charges on human rights violation if the Sri Lankan government betrays the sovereignty of the people. It has to be recorded that the GJC Chinthanaya while using the TNA to defeat the Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya, is working against the Tamil Hindu Chinthanaya as well through the money of the dispersed Tamils in the west. This has been going on for some time, even before the days of Chelvanayakam, and especially through the LTTE using other means, and it appears that the Chief Minister of the Northern Province has begun to realize it now though not exactly the way we see it. It is time for ordinary Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Catholics and others in Sri Lanka to get together against the hegemony of the GJC Chinthanaya.
The west wanted to use various springs following the Arab experience but there is no effective opposition in Sri Lanka to lead such a spring. The political parties and the NGOs failed with the so called springs of the fishermen, the pensioners, the university academics and finally the UNP and the NGOs learning a lesson with the “Aluthkade” spring. None of these organizations has any nationalistic inclinations and they have no place in Sri Lankan politics at present. The west is unable to use any of these parties or groups to “change the regime” and as a last resort some of the imitators in Sri Lanka appear to have turned towards a well known Bhikku as the so called common candidate at the Presidential elections, having failed with past Presidents, past Chief Judges, past Army commanders. What the NGOs, the Tamil intellectuals, the Marxists and the others who have no understanding of the Sinhala mind do not realize is that a Bhikku who has lost touch with the Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya would poll less than one third of the votes that Mahinda Rajapakse would poll at the next presidential elections.
The Sinhala Buddhists incidentally refer to a new Nikaya called Palli Nikaya to categorize the Bhikkus who do not subscribe to the Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya, and Palli Nikaya Bhikkus nor the associated “dayakas” have no impact on Sri Lankan politics. The leader of the UNP is only a bystander while the new leader of the JVP can organize the last rites of the party. The western politicians unlike their imitating “intellectuals” in Sri Lanka realize that “Palli Nikaya” Bhikkus and lay people who talk of LLRC report, now with a plus, and international investigations are incapable of defeating Mahinda Rajapakse that itself is a phenomenon that they cannot understand. Mahinda Rajapakse phenomenon cannot be understood with concepts such as populist politics or Sinhala Chauvinism echoed by simpletons.
The west has only the Ananthi - Premachandran faction of the TNA to depend on in Sri Lanka, as they do not have much sympathy for the India sponsored Sampanthan – Wigneshwaran faction. However, the west cannot change “the regime” solely through the Ananthi – Premachandran faction and realizing the incapability of the Sri Lankan opposition Cameron has decided to intervene directly in order to achieve what the west wants. We have, from the beginning, told that the English politicians are not after the Tamil vote in some suburbs in London, but it is the former who use the dispersed Tamils in England and other western countries such as Canada, to defeat the Sinhala Buddhist Chinthanaya if possible. The Geneva meeting in March cannot impose economic sanctions officially but the England led west would apply pressure on Sri Lanka through other economic means. However, the average person, though not the “educated” city wallas, is prepared to face any consequences to protect the sovereignty of the country as has been done for thousands of years, and what Cameron in his capacity as the de facto leader of opposition of Sri Lanka does not understand is the spiritual strength of Sinhala nationalism.
Nalin De Silva