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B UPUL N PEIRIS
Works at Riolta Lanka Holidays (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka
Attended Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa
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My Sri Lanka Holidays Dot Com bunpeiris, Moratuwa and Kandana,
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WHO ARE YOU?

I am the dispossessed, a grain of the suppressed masses of my motherland: nobody. The huge sacks of high and mighty run over me.
I am the dispossessed, a drop of the hungry and angry tide: nobody.The tsunamis of the high and mighty carry me off to non-existence.
I am the dispossessed: a falling leaf of a giant tree:nobody. The storms of the high and mighty sweep me off the earth.
I am you, the suppressed.Still I am free, free enough to tell the high and mighty, NO
They cannot buy me off. I don't sell my people, my motherland for few dollars.
bunpeiris

Amra Kara? (Who are we?)
Bastuhara (We are the dispossessed)
Bengali novelist Amitav Ghosh: "The Hungry Tide" The Author of "The Glass Palace" & "Sea of Poppies"

“ What can we do except taking up arms when the causes of our suffering are not addressed & our grievances are not redressed? Asks the baby of the family.

 “Suffer them,” replies the mother of ten. She is not educated but, far from it, she is not even literate. but she never misses the Sunday sermon by the local parish priest.

It is not up to you to finish the work. But neither are you free not to take it up. (Avot 2:16)
My Sri Lanka Holidays Dot Com begins.

'Write & record" 
His dying message to fellow Jews by Simon Dubnow, an aged Jewish historian who was shot dead by the Nazis in Latvia in 1949.
bunpeiris begins.

BIG BUDDHA AND LITTLE I
GAL VIHARE, POLONNARUWA, SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS


Robert Knox, escaping in 1679 from a long captivity among the Sinhalese, had brought home stories of “a world of hewn stone pillars” he had passed during his flight through Anuradhapura of Sri Lanka Holidays. His narrative was printed in 1817. Nearly a century & a half after Knox’s journey, a pioneer officer, Lieutenant Mitchell Henry Fagan of the 2nd Ceylon Regiment, forcing his way through almost impenetrable undergrowth in 1820 had come face to face with a colossal statue gazing out at him from the foliage: Gal Vihara.
A colossal figure of Buddha cut from a granite wall was most serenely gazing at him from out of the foliage. “I cannot describe what I felt at that moment,” he wrote.

Neither could I when I first saw the great statues at the tender age of 8. It was like dream that you dream when just about to wake up. And you wake up with the dream & still on a cloud. But the upright Big Buddha most definitely smiled at me. Am I dreaming? No, Big Buddha smiled again. bunpeiris

Since then, for a decade, I had been traveling yearly with my maternal grandfather who used to take all his relations & friends numbering around 30 for pilgrimage of fortnight at his expense on yearly basis during his prosperous days. Imagine 4 a.m. Lakshpatiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1970s, young & old relations & friends all in full swing, pilgrim mode, spellbinding stories of village serpent medic Grand uncle Romeal (still tall and as straight as an arrow in Clint Eastwood style), Pol mal (coconut fronds), Ebert Silva passenger bus, Buddhist Homage Gathas (Thunyam sarane), large metal cauldrons & large clay pots, stuff & goods, baskets & sacks, dhal & dry fish, spices & local Palm honey sweet. How do you begin to write, how do you end writing? I have no idea.
My father (Baminahennadige Donald Benedict Peiris, Lakshapatiya Rd., Moratuwa read “THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH by bunpeiris” in www.bunpeiris.com) had been warning my maternal grandfather against excessive advertisements. Headstrong & flamboyant to the boot, my maternal grand father (Prangige Silmon Peter Peiris Gunaratne, Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa) had a devil may care attitude & paid scent respect to book keeping. Somebody had been following his two page advertisements in newspapers, musical advertisement at 11 am on Radio Ceylon: Aswaya gone tik tik. (then kids hit song Come’n Let’s ride the horse) Kumara Shanthiya (meaning Blessings to the Prince in Sanskrit) sure-fire Ayurvedic medication syrup of infants, toddlers, the tender young for all stomach upsets. The high flying stalwart was destined, most unfortunately, to have his wings clipped.
Another decade later, the greatest spoil sport of all time, Department of Inland Revenue of Ceylon made Ayu. Dr. Prangige Silmon Peter Peiris Gunaratne of Sri Vijaya Oushada Shalwa (Shri Vijaya Medical Hall, next to Vijitha Cinema, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka) bankrupt. How the mighty have fallen! Like an enormous tree that gave shade to all who came. My flamboyant philanthropist grandfather who had a couple of 1 Shri licence plate British made Austin Cambridge cars & a sizeable property of lands & houses lost all.
The concept of Sri Lanka Holidays commenced forming in the hearts of hearts.
Another decade later when I remarked I would love to set up luxury tour operations to draw in foreign tourists to show off my land & name the tour packages My Sri Lanka Holidays and Peter Peiris Fortnight, my father chuckled that my maternal grandfather would turn in his grave: his was charity pilgrimage with no pretensions of comforts at all; my dreams were of luxury travel with a view to profit. Not exactly, this is Sri Lanka Holidays, the Total Holiday Experience, I protested. I went on pushing my point. All the same, it’s a fair deal, I take my country to them, or rather bring them to my land, I argued. I reveal for them to revel with Sri Lanka Holidays.

It is possible you are right, the way you see it-reveal our country to the world, or enlightening the others of our heritage.. oh! yes that's a higher calling. That doesn't fall anywhere in the spheres of a banal businessman. My father pondered.
The concept of Sri Lanka Holidays commenced simmering in my mind. bunpeiris

Riolta Lanka Holidays: We Reveal For You To Revel is presented by bunpeiris of My Sri Lanka Holidays and Skanda Pandia Lanka Light and Enlightenment.
In time, my grandfather was to provide me the inspiration to compose 108 web page website on Sri Lanka with great emphasis on the numerous Buddhist cultural attractions of Sri Lanka Holidays.

Unlike the German tourists, the British tourists seek for touring holiday packages with cultural orientation. After all it was them who rediscovered the lost cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya of Sri Lanka Holidays.

Then, by nature, bunpeiris is a nationalist. That is only in the true form and good form of nationalism. Sir Herbert Stanley, Governor General of Ceylon in 1929 narrated bunpeiris's style of nationalism.
"That is one form of nationalism to which all of can subscribe in any circumstances, a love of one's own country, interest in one's own history, and the desire to to elucidate what is obscure in it."

bunpeiris 's RELATIONS, SCHOOL, FORMER EMPLOYERS
Father: Baminahenadige Donald Benedict Peiris of Lakshaptiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Mother: Prangige Lalitha Peiris Gunaratne of Lakshaptiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Paternal grandfather: Baminahennedige Sebastian Peiris of Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Maternal grandfather: Prangige Silmon Peter Peiris Gunaratne (Ayu. Dr. P.S. P. Gunaratne, Sri Wijaya Medical Hall, next to Vijitha Cinema, Galle Road, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka) of Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa
Maternal grandmother: Baminahennadige Cecilin Emelia Peiris of Lakshaptiya, Moratuwa.

The Prince and Princess of Wales’ Colleges of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka were established to commemorate the arrival, in 1875, of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Queen Victoria and the Princess of Wales to Sri Lanka ( then called Ceylon) by the Rothschild of Ceylon, the greatest philanthropist ever in Sri Lanka,  Sir Charles Henry de Soysa Dharmagunawardhana Vipula Jayasuriya Karunaratne Dissanayake (3rd March 1836 , Idama, Moratuwa -29th September 1890). Sir Charles Henry de Soysa was a grandson of philanthropist Warusa Hennedige Joseph de Soysa, originally of Devinuwara or Devundara and HennedigeFrancisca Peiris of Moratuwa. 

The Warusa Hennedige families had their origins in Devinuwara and during the Portuguese era (1505-1640), migrated to Panadura, the city immediately to the south of Moratuwa. The citizens of Pandaura, Kalutara and Wadduwa to the south and Ratmalana and Mount Lavinia - Dehiwala to the north of densely populated Moratuwa, has been in interaction with each other and Moratuwa to a very significant extent for centuries.Since the days of the Dutch (1640- 1796) and through the colonial era of the British (1796-1948), the Warusa Hennedige de Soysa's in association with the Hennediege Peiris's Moratuwa of were engaged in transportation of essential provisions and food stuffs to the Central Highlands. On the return journey, the plantation products were taken to the low lands.During the Dutch era  Ceylon Cinnamon and Ceylon Tobacco became major trading commodities.Then again during the British era Ceylon Coffee, which became popular as the legendary Moka Coffee of Yemen and Brazilian Coffee in the European markets, was the kingpin of the plantation industry and trade of Ceylon. De Soysa family made fortunes. Following the Coffee blight, the lionhearted planters found Ceylon Tea the most lucrative business ever in Ceylon.(1640-1796)

bunpeiris [B. U. N. Peiris]
[Baminahennadige Upul Nanda Peiris] 
Alma Mater:Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa, Colombo district, Sri Lanka (Estb. in the year 1876)
Former employee of
M/s Walkers Ceylon Ltd. P.O. Box 166, Colombo, Sri Lanka
M/s Aitken Spence Travels Ltd. Lloyd’s building, P. O. Box 5,Colombo, Sri Lanka
M/s Mackinnon Mackenzie Co. Ltd. No. 11, York Street, Colombo - G. S. A. Gulf Air Subsd. of John Keells Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
M/s Crossworld Ltd- G. S.A. Emirates Subsd. of Ceylon Tours, Hotel Galadari Meridian, Lotus Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

THE bunpeiris TRUTH
The following neat dozen is compiled by bunpeiris of My Sri Lanka Holidays.
1. There is no way that you can create a just society by wounding people, maiming people, killing people.
Former IRA terrorist, the master bomber Shane Paul O'Doherty, renouncing violence
2. "When I was 16, nothing seemed so romantically self-sacrificial as a fight against the odds for an ideal. But I didn't realize that militaristic activities repudiated the democratic process and the will of the people."
Former IRA terrorist, the master bomber Shane Paul O'Doherty, renouncing violence
3. In my view, one of the principal lessons is that the end, no matter how noble and attractive it may seem, never justifies indiscriminate means.
The man who brought an end to the cold war, President Mikhail Gorbachev (Noble Prize for Peace in 1990)
4. My message would be that there are things worth fighting for. There always will be, just as there will always be people who think that there is nothing worth fighting or dying for.
A world in which brutality and lawlessness are allowed to go unchecked is not the kind of world we are going to want to live in.
Someone has to say, "This isn't right, you can't get away with doing this. And if you never stand up, more lives can be lost farther down the road."
Lt. Gen Walter Boomer, Commander of the U. S. Marine forces then camped in the Saudi Arabian desert in 1990
5. 1.7 million Cambodians were killed (1975-1979) by the terrorist Khmer Rouge Pol Pot. Nobody was there to save the innocent. Since China has allied with Cambodian government, USA had to turn the blind eye to the mass murderers of the killing fields. Today you have museum of human skulls, thousands in glass cupboards. We agree with the illustrious general.
Skanda Pandia Lanka Light and Enlightenment
6. You know what's wrong with the world today, Andy? People aren't true to any one philosophy. They pick and choose among all different ones.
They choose loyalty when it suits them
They choose change when it suits them
They do exactly as they please, and they can always find and justify what they're doing
They can make it seem like, no matter what, they're being true to some morality or other.
But you can't just pick little pieces of the package, Andy, You go with the whole program, or it doesn't mean a thing,
Like this business with Tommy Agro- supposedly he's got this certain set of rules, this code of honour. He lives by it until there's a crunch, then what happens? Uh-Oh, the rules just changed. Now it's survival, the law of the jungle, saving his own skin.
Well, okay that sounds fine too. Only, what happened to the first code? He hasn't just left it behind, he's damaged it. That's what people don't realize. You take this pick and choose attitude, you drain the life out of your own beliefs. After a while, what's left?
Mafia Captain Joseph "Pinney" Armone in a conversation with FBI Agent Andy Kurins
7. What the terrorists do: to correct one supposedly an injustice, bring about millions of forms of injustice; to bring about so called liberty, put millions into the prison of terror; to bring about so called freedom, bring misery and tragedy to millions. Are you the so called Liberator? bunpeiris
Skanda Pandia Lanka Light and Enlightenment
8. The country is exhausted from 30 years of war. We have not even built one kilometer of road; there are no schools, no clinics, no employment, no security. All leaders have to respond to the needs, pressures and anxieties of their own people. Our people now feel that armed struggle is no longer the road. So we could not lead them anymore if we still insisted on armed struggle
Rebel leader Jonas Savimbi of Angola in 1995, having lost 500,000 humans
9. Time passes, and marathon runners get tired. This has been a very long race-too long. I feel I am a slave of the revolution
President Fidel Castro in 1993
10. Following this Castro, undid his military fatigues and for the first time, wore a three-piece suit and attended a Paris Fashion Show. Hail Castro!
11. At the core of the Greek belief system lies the conviction that there are unchanging absolutes in the world, ageless and immune from situation and interpretation, a small but vital body of knowledge that is largely agree-on and indisputable. It is this moral universe which Antigone called 'agrapta nomima' the unwritten laws
12. One of the most important things in the Torah is "Do not murder"
Baruch Goldstein, the gunman who killed 29 Muslim worshipers at the Hebron Mosque, in an antiwar essay he wrote at age 13 in Brooklyn , New York, U. S. A.
Sri Lanka Holidays mince no words.Quotations are compiled by bunpeiris

THE bunpeiris TRUTH plus
"People don't want to know. They have to be made to know. Whether they act on what they know is up to them. But they have to know."
Concetta Campanati to Kenneth Toomy in Anthony Burgess's Earthly Powers
"It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it."
Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson : The Hound of Baskervilles
"Every man has his use, even if only to gather dried cow dung in the Gobi for fuel" Chinggis(Ghengis Khan)
"I may be a bum, but my dog will still love me" American swimmer Matt Biondi, five times gold medalist in Seoul in 1988,prior to his events in Barcelona, 1999. Mr. Biondi lost his Tarzan title to the Russian Alexander Popov yet collected a gold for relay which brought his carrer medal total to 11, tying him with legendary Mark Spitz-
"Therefore, always perform actions which should be done, without attachment; for by performing action without attachment, man attains the supreme" Sri Krishna to Arjuna: Mahabarata.
"I was born among human beings. I am a human being. I have loved. I was loved." Bernadette Nitakirutinka
"No I am still a bum" American Director, Robert Altman, having won awards at Cannes France in 1996.
Quotations are compiled by bunpeiris of Sri Lanka Holidays.

Q.Do people respond when you appeal to them on the basis of atmosphere, good manners, good taste?
A I feel that this appeal of mine is finding a positive echo, but a very indirect one. here, as in every democracy, we witness all the aspirations, ambitions, battles & hunger for power. My position seems to be the one of a dreamer who mumbles something about ideals, completely untouched by real life, whereas politics takes a different course. But this is a very banal view. In reality it seems to me that my constant repetition of certain things planted seeds.
Vaclav Havel, Time, August 3, 1992

"A lover of my fellow creatures,a mere nameless worker for the cause-I aspire to be no more" End of the World News: Anthony Burgess
"What Mr.Toomy, do you seek out of life?" "To enjoy it. To fix the phenomena of human society in words" Earthly Powers: Anthony Burgess
"I am not bad, I'm just drawn that way" Hollywood animation Jessica Rabbit in the film "Who framed Roger Rabbit" In the film sultry Jessica get laid & rocked by ... no not by me... I am good, them.
"I have a Dream" - Martin Luther King, Jr. 28th Aug. 1963 Washington D. C.
"Can we all get along?" - Rodney King, 29th April 1992, Los Angeles
"They were human beings. They were killed like flies" - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"Let us forgive these guys"- Nelson Mandela
"The more you develop nonviolence in your own being, the more infectious it becomes: we must become the change we seek."
Churchill's half- naked fakir
"In my view, one of the principal lessons is that the end, no matter how noble & attractive it may seem, never justfies indiscriminate means" Mikhail Gorbachev Time 4th June 1990.

"No I am still a bum" American Director, Robert Altman, having won awards at Cannes France in 1996.
Quotations are compiled by bunpeiris of My Sri Lanka Holidays that affords all visitors, all tourist the Total Holiday Experience.

THE bunpeiris ROOTS
Baminahennadige

During the period of relative peace between the warrior King Rajasinghe the Second (1634-1684 AD) of Senkadagalapura Kandy and the Dutch, at the request of the Dutch Governor of the western and southern coastal belts of Sri Lanka (then called Zeilan by the Dutch; Ceylon by the British who evicted the Dutch in 1805), most possibly Rijcklof van Goesns (1662-1663), (1665-1675) or Rijcklof van Goesns Junior (1675-1679), King Rajasinghe the Second sent the poet Alagiayawanna Mukaweti of Hiswella, Siyane Korale for the purpose of inscribing "Thombuwa" (Sinhala: consensus) in Dutch ruled areas of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Holidays

Having arrived at a residence of a family at Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa (Mura Atuwa : Sinhala-Sentry Turret) of South Western Coastal belt, the poet Alagiyawenna Mukaveti met the man of the house. The residents of the house belonged to the early medieval clan of Hennedige. Hennedige clan consisted of descendants of military commander Lak Vijaya Singukith Senevi (Senevi : Sinhala-Commander) of Queen Leelawathie (1208-1210 AD, 1221-1222 AD), the consort of King Parakramabu the Great (1164- 1197 AD), the greatest builder of irrigation reservoirs of Sri Lanka including in-land sea like Parakrama Samudra. The location of the one lakh (Sinhala: one hundred thousand) strong army of the commander ( Lakshadipathi: Sinhala-goveoner of one hundred thousand soldiers) became knows as Lakshaptiya (Sinhala: domain of one lakh or one hundred thousand) and the residence of the Commander became known as Senadige (Sinhala: the Commander's) or Henadige or Hennadgie (Sinhala: the well armed soldiers)
The residents at the said house consisted of the man of the house, his daughter and her two sons. Chandrabarathi, an Indian Brahmin, the husband of the lady of the house had passed away several years ago. Having heard of the family, the scribe Alagiavenna Mukaveti has proclaimed by marrying an Indian Brahmin, the Sinhalese girl of Hennedige family too has become a Brahmin. The poet went on to name the two sons as the descendants of the family of Bamina Hennedige. Since then the family was known by the name of Baminahennadige. Written by My Sri Lanka Holidays bunpeiris.

Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore ( Brahmin ), the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1913 for Gitanjali, the finest ever poem-ancient, medieval or modern) upbraided Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahathma Gandhi) for declaring that a massive 15 January 1934 earthquake in Bihar, India leaving thousands dead, was divine retribution brought on by the oppression of Dalits of India.

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Survivor. Born and bred in Moratuwa. Schooled at Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa. I identify myself with Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Read Sinhala translations of Homer's The Iliad,The Odyssey; Bengali poet (Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913) Rabindranath Tagore's Gora and Mangal Yatra at the age of 8 and went in pilgrimage all over the island for fortnight on yearly basis since then with my grand father. Read Sinhala translations of Mahabarata, and Mahawamsa by the age of ten. Read English translations on a later stage., i.e. only after I read several dozens of my father's 200+ colllection of Reader's Digest. Exposed to tons of Second World War Literature in the childhood by my father, viewed movies starting from Tobruk with him. Accompanied my mother to cinema to view Hindi movies beginning with Mother India, Sangam resulting in a grand exposure to Hindi music. I am bunpeiris of My Sri Lanka Holidays dot Com.
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It all catches fire with insanely wagging tongues of a couple of slapstick cowards, minions: not at all by steel of the masters. A brawl among the bawdy & rowdy from the houses of Montague and Capulet equal in dignity, succeeds in setting ablaze an unknown ancient feud between the two merchant families. Amiable Benvolio, a cousin of Hero Romeo, true to his name, seeks to make peace. Yet, peace that he seeks, is a bridge too far. He is drawn into the fray by Fiery Tybalt, a nephew of Lord Capulet, hastening the friends & citizens of fair Verona too throwing their weight into the brawl. The Prince rushes in time to disperse the rioters. He forbids further outbreaks of violence, on pain of death. Yet the violence wouldn’t be arrested: swords are drawn, blood is spilled. In no time, that who is given to peace as well as that who is bent on the sharpest steel falls. Grace & rude will do battle within the human psyche. A frantic pace & frenzy set in: immediate banishment; wedding arrangements in great haste; burial of the fairest maiden alive; outbreak of Black Plague; a letter undelivered & returned to the sender; poison dear yet not too dear; a rival wooer in mourning; a duel at a grave.
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“[UNHRC chief] Madam [Navi] Pillay, the U.S., the U.K., all are moved against us by the Tamil diaspora,” he said on the UNHRC resolution to be voted on later this week in Geneva.http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/rajapaksa-sees-opposition-bid-to-topple-him-with-global-support/article5822275.ece?ref=relatedNews
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FADING or SHINING?
Whoever through desire, hate, fear, or ignorance transgresses this Dhamma, all his glory fades away like the moon during the waning half.
Whoever through desire, hate, fear, or ignorance never transgresses the Dhamma, all his glory ever increases like the moon during the waxing half.
Digha Nikaya 3.246

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It all catches fire with insanely wagging tongues of a couple of slapstick cowards, minions: not at all by steel of the masters. A brawl among the bawdy & rowdy from the houses of Montague and Capulet equal in dignity, succeeds in setting ablaze an unknown ancient feud between the two merchant families. Amiable Benvolio, a cousin of Hero Romeo, true to his name, seeks to make peace. Yet, peace that he seeks, is a bridge too far. He is drawn into the fray by Fiery Tybalt, a nephew of Lord Capulet, hastening the friends & citizens of fair Verona too throwing their weight into the brawl. The Prince rushes in time to disperse the rioters. He forbids further outbreaks of violence, on pain of death. Yet the violence wouldn’t be arrested: swords are drawn, blood is spilled. In no time, that who is given to peace as well as that who is bent on the sharpest steel falls. Grace & rude will do battle within the human psyche. A frantic pace & frenzy set in: immediate banishment; wedding arrangements in great haste; burial of the fairest maiden alive; outbreak of Black Plague; a letter undelivered & returned to the sender; poison dear yet not too dear; a rival wooer in mourning; a duel at a grave.
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British In Ceylon
How the British Exploited Sri Lanka By J.B. Müller Posted on May 26th, 2012 The Sri Lankan Diaspora overseas (mainly in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the USA) eagerly and indiscriminately absorbs everything appearing about their Motherland in ...
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It all catches fire with insanely wagging tongues of a couple of slapstick cowards, minions: not at all by steel of the masters. A brawl among the bawdy & rowdy from the houses of Montague and Capulet, equal in dignity, succeeds in setting ablaze an unknown ancient feud between the two merchant families. Amiable Benvolio, a cousin of Hero Romeo, true to his name, seeks to make peace. Yet, peace that he seeks, is a bridge too far. He is drawn into the fray by Fiery Tybalt, a nephew of Lord Capulet, hastening the friends & citizens of fair Verona too throwing their weight into the brawl. The Prince rushes in time to disperse the rioters. He forbids further outbreaks of violence, on pain of death. Yet the violence wouldn’t be arrested: swords are drawn, blood is spilled. In no time, that who is given to peace as well as that who is bent on the sharpest steel falls. Grace & rude will do battle within the human psyche. A frantic pace & frenzy set in: immediate banishment; wedding arrangements in great haste; burial of the fairest maiden alive; outbreak of Black Plague; a letter undelivered & returned to the sender; poison dear yet not too dear; a rival wooer in mourning; a duel at a grave.
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Romeo & Juliet Marginal Comments by bunpeiris It all catches fire with insanely wagging tongues of a
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Sri Lanka on Friday blamed “unbelievable” US pressure on member states that led to the UN adopting a resolution censuring Colombo on its human rights record after a vote at the UNHRC session.

“The intensity of the pressure was unbelievable. Countries were told that Heads of State of countries, which sponsored there solution would be making official visits. Those visits will be in danger unless they supported the US,” Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister, G.L. Peiris said.

Mr. Peiris claimed the US was using the defence agreements the member countries had signed with them for protection against attacks from other countries.

“There were financial arrangements (between US and them).They were even asked, are you a friend or not?” he said.

The US-moved resolution, which called for an international probe into alleged war crimes during the civil war that ended in 2009, was adopted with a 23-12 vote with 12 abstentions,I ncluding India, in the 47-member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday.

“India for example, they had voted in favour of the US both in 2012 and 2013. They departed from that course of action this time. This is a very significant development,” Mr. Peiris said, adding that he saw a clear division that favoured Sri Lanka.

India said the resolution imposed an “intrusive approach” of international probe mechanism which was counterproductive apart from being “inconsistent and impractical.”

Some of the leading nations such as Japan too had abstained. Saudi Arabia and UAE voted against the resolution while Australia and New Zealand both refused to co-sponsor the resolution, Mr. Peiris stressed.

He said the government’s position was there should not have been a debate at all.

“This has shown that countries have to conform to the will of the powerful countries. Sri Lanka had the courage to stand up,” he said.

He said that it was significant that a vote had to be taken on the operative paragraph 10 of the resolution which empowered the UN Human Rights chief to institute an inquiry.

“This was simply a way to have the kind of inquiry that they want to achieve the tailor-made outcome,” he said.

Mr. Peiris lamented that this was despite Sri Lanka having its own local mechanisms such as the commission to probe disappearances and the government-moved census to look at the armed conflict to ascertain personal and property destruction.

“Sri Lanka views the resolution as an unhelpful external intervention. Look at what happened in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan after such interventions,” he said.

In an immediate reaction after the vote in Geneva, President Mahinda Rajapaksa had dismissed the resolution saying Sri Lanka would reject it.

Keywords: UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, India abstention, G.L. Peiris, Sri Lanka war crimes, Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Eelam War IV
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