Several Buddhist monks of the Sihala Ravaya Organization today staged a protest march along the Parliament road urging the government to ban the singing of the National Anthem in Tamil. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
National anthum was sung in tamil in early 50s have they forgotten the history
Tim Friday, 10 April 2015 05:03 PM
So sad. As Sangha they should do what Lord Buddha would have done. Treat the Tamil people with loving kindness and incivility. By embracing all people wounds will heal. Budu Saranai _/|\_
Ken Sellayah Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:05 AM
The fuss over this issue is ridiculous.Having listened to both,(Sinhala and Tamil versions), the tune is identical and I am sure the words are too,though in Tamil language.It would be worth mentioning that during the rule of the British, even the British national anthem(God save the King/Queen),which applied to Ceylon as a colony,was sung not only in English but in Sinhala as well.Singing it in Tamil, as the second language of this nation,can do no harm at all.In fact, it will do much good in narrowing the ethnic gap (created over decades if not centuries), we witness even in this day and age,when there should be "none", as all born in this nation are "Sri Lankans" and nothing short of it.
perera Friday, 10 April 2015 06:22 AM
Arrest these racists
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