Addressing Sinhala-Muslim and Other Communal Tensions
Please find attached hereto a press release dated 09 August 2018, issued by the Department of Government Information with regard to the launching of the “Ahanna” programme, which aims to promote reconciliation and mutual trust among communities. This programme, initiated by the Ministry of Finance & Mass Media and the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM), will be implemented island-wide.
The videos of the programmes held in Dehiwala and Panadura on 08 and 09 August 2018, could be viewed via the following links and are available on the Ministry’s Youtube channel:
Spend time on listening to this broadcast in Sinhala ….
LISTEN & WATCH a SAF RUGBY CEREMONY = YouTube – 848f4d836bc7a643 – 2
ALSO LISTEN TO Kishani’s DANNO BUDUNGE = https://www.google.com.au/search?q=kishani+danno+budunge&rlz=1C1CHZL_enAU745AU745&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=fmBt4znKeKBT6M%253A%252CNkysJFNXc0W7eM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzc3I66fuGKioDHB-2WzG7BbW6-PAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiinZThnuLcAhWDjLwKHUjaBiYQ9QEwCnoECAMQBA#imgrc=yv7BxEnTyz6I1M:
Michael Roberts with Anne Abayasekera: “How does One BECOME Sinhala or Tamil in Sentiment,” 14 March 2010, March 14, 2010
National anthem sung in Sinhala and Tamil even in 1949 ! it is not something new- herein is evidence…..
Lanka-e-News- 02.Jan. 2016, 9.45PM = Some blind Sinhalese morons have expressed their opposition to the national anthem being sung in Sinhala and Tamil at this year’s independence day celebrations. Perhaps, stupid nitwit Warnasinghe who arrogantly rides on his abysmal ignorance must be assuming that Sri Lanka (SL) secured its independence in 1948 owing to the intervention of the monk Soma Thera. Let these blind moronic Sinhalese be reminded lest they have forgotten, not only D.S. Senanayake , Sir James Peiris, Anagarika Dharmapala and N.M., but even Tamil leaders Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan ; Tamil speaking Muslim leaders , T.B.Jayah and M.C. Siddi Lebbe ; British national Bracegirdle; and Burgher National Charles Edgar also led the struggle for SL’s independence.
Singing the national anthem in Sinhala as well as in Tamil at the independence celebrations is not something new. Even at the first anniversary independence day celebration in 1949 the national anthem was sung in Sinhala and Tamil. Herein is a document which bears testimony.
This document was the invitation sent by the government in connection with the first year independence celebration. It is printed in English, Sinhala and Tamil, and the first language is English. Therein it is clearly mentioned that at this celebration that was held then at the Torrington square the national anthem shall be sung in Sinhala and Tamil.
Lanka e news and all its readers thank Mr. Dharshana who arranged to furnish us with this photograph. We would like to tell these ignorant moronic buffaloes to carefully preserve this photograph so that it would deter them in the future when they try to indulge in foolish tomfoolery and buffoonery without getting the facts right.