Find Elara’s tomb; do as Dutugemunu said: Douglas

23 July 2016 09:06 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Opposition MP Douglas Devananda yesterday urged the Government to trace the real tombstone of King Elara and preserve it.

Raising a question under Standing Orders 23 (2) in Parliament yesterday the MP said the incorrect public opinion on the Dutugemunu -Elara war should be corrected as some misinterpret it as a communal conflict.

“Some put it as a communal conflict, whereas it was a battle to take control of the Anuradhapura Kingdom only,” he said.

“King Dutugemunu never treated Elara as his enemy and ordered people to respect him whenever they went pass his tomb," he added.

Mr. Devananda said Sri Lanka would be disrespecting King Dutugemunu if the government failed to preserve the tomb of Elara and people were not made to pay homage to it as Dutugemunu wished.( Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 14

  • Jeff Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:27 AM

    Ha...ha....ha.....Satan is preaching bible.

    Sharon Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:34 AM

    Totally agree as long as it will not be extended to Velupillai. via DM iOS App

    trichi Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:41 AM

    Not a bad idea. Upto historians to ascertain the stuff written and verbal and try to do a treasure hunt..... via DM Android App

    Samantha Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:42 AM

    The past is past, no point in talking about these things now

    ANTON Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:52 AM


    Nimal Wijetunga Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:05 AM

    Dear Mr. Devanadan,For what purpose we should respect Elara's tomb as he was an invader who plundered Sri Lanka.No country in the world respect invaders or plunderers.These statements will never augur well for any sort of reconciliation with the majority of Sri Lanka.We salute you for your stance against LTTE Terrorism. But, at the same time, pls refrain from this kind of unrealistic proposals, which may anger the sentiments of the majority.Hope that you would be thinking as a Sri Lankan and live as a Sri Lankan and not with Kallathoni mentality.

    Sammy Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:52 AM

    When Dutugemunu was himself highly respectful of Elara, who are you to insult him as an invader or plunderer. Even Vijaya was an intruder and opportunistic. By the way, who is not a Kallathoni? The majority are the original Kallathonis.

    Sangaralingham Monday, 25 July 2016 08:38 AM

    Ancient times not now past enemies friends respect each other as history statesKing Dutuge unu did pay his respects to Lara being elder than him he admired his warrior quality but times has changed.history must be noted and seek solace advice as we seem to celebrate sll sorts of happenings best things especially if you are young healthy wise thinking of the past is just not bring anything to you just follow your heart be respectful to your fellow human kind to animals women honest not greedy love your neighbour

    The Godfather Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:24 PM

    haha fantastic

    Patriot Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:35 PM

    Sammy, yours is the best comment ever, you should be given an award.

    flanker Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:50 PM

    According to Thupavansa and Chulawansa, Kuweni was a Tamil and she spoke Tamil very well and apparently vijaya struggled to speak to her in Tamil as tamil wasnt is mother tongue but managed, so they both spoke Tamil........... interesting isnt it?

    lkboy Monday, 25 July 2016 10:12 AM

    You were there, listening?

    tintin Sunday, 24 July 2016 03:36 PM

    Who's history is this ?

    Selvyn Saturday, 23 July 2016 02:33 PM

    This can obviously bring about a new era of strengthening coexistence via DM Android App

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