Brigadier Priyanka Fernando’s conduct not in keeping with his position as an officer and a gentleman, resulted in his suspension from his position as the Defence Attache at the UK High Commission in London.
Unfortunately for the majority of Sri Lankans, this is seen as a heroic act of defiance by a Hero, at wonton aggression, and FB is full of “Respect” for his action. Obviously the jokers on FB won’t understand or cannot understand that it is this sort of action that has put Sri Lanka in harm’s way internationally, and has resulted in our Valiant Security Forces being put through the meat grinder of International Public Opinion. Of course Island mentalities don’t care about opinion of others, only about their own inflated self importance of being part of a herd of donkeys!
He is a unashamed traitor, for showing his hand slicing the neck, in defiance, which meant that the regular LTTE sympathizers who loiter in front of the High Commission on Independence Day, actually won this tussle for Public Opinion, which is what this charade is, as an annual event. Surely if we ignore their demonstrations it will surely die a natural death, as it simply will go unannounced. TILL NOW and Priyanka’s sheer stupidity, against all rules!
We must understand that this stupid act by a serving officer, will result in a more vociferous demonstration by the fools backing a lost cause (LTTE ambitions in Sri Lanka for a separate state) who cannot bear the idea of Sri Lanka being a United Nation!
If you cannot think of anything more pathetic on the part of a soldier who is trained, or at least if he is our Defence Attache, who should be trained on restraint which a hallmark of diplomacy, who has let down the whole Armed Forces by this act, then we have a shameful population who don’t even deserve the right to Democracy, as they cannot understand right from wrong.
When an act of treachery is assumed as an act of heroism, and is treated as such on social media, further enhancing the Brand Mahinda, which is why we are in this mess with the rest of the world in the first place, where is the future for Sri Lanka?
Not taking anything away from winning the war, Mahinda has DONE NOTHING to win the peace, when he had every opportunity to do so the day after the victory, without indulging in theatrics. (kissing the soil on arrival when he was really out of the Country when the war was won!)
Just think where we would have been nearly 10 years on from winning the war? Instead we are still in this Island mentality, of soldiers being protected, no matter what they do, and demanding their release, when offences are subject to legal processes, are the basis on which the polls campaign is being run by the Mahinda Faction in order to break the law.(lawyers please note)
Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, instead of being ashamed by his ill thought out action, is basking in ill-fated glory, by his countrymen’s false sense of values, further justifying the pariah treatment meted to Sri Lanka as a whole, very unfairly, but due to a few soldiers’ actions continue to derail the peace process and international recognition the war is now done and dusted.
I am simply ashamed that many people, I know, continue to praise him and many are seeking election to office on Saturday, with this social media share! Are they ignorant? Then they are not fit for office, sharing what they don’t know! Or are they racist? Then they are not fit for the office they seek, or are they of the belief that what he did is right? Then they are still not fit for office, as they are representatives of the people who should be leaders and show leadership quality and not be BAITED BY IGNORANCE!
One so baited, is no different to the loser who is doing the baiting (LTTE)
A clear case of a traitor being tagged a hero by an ignorant public, following the herd, like a donkey, which makes the Brigadier and all those who support his action donkeys, and as you know you are a donkey, because of your inability to identify right from wrong, making you a traitor in this particular instance, as you are harming our gallant Armed Forces in their duty to protect our country, instead of supporting them.
This goes to the heart of our education system, which does not permit, or encourage thinking and evaluation of issues, but merely believes in what others say. Even the Lord Buddha will abhor this social media spread of this misinformed sense of gallantry (or following the herd). He has always said, think before you act, rationalize before you say anything, and do what you have to, purposely and with regard to the consequences of your actions.
In fact this goes to the heart of our very existence, where we must always have a sense of purpose in life and goal we are striving to achieve, irrespective of negative thoughts and actions of others, We have to stand above gallery and educate this gallery on ethics, behavior and even simply what is good and bad, right and wrong, as that is the basis of life itself.
A society self-destructs if they carry on this notion of doing the wrong thing which is lauded by the gallery. It has no future, and in Sri Lanka we must arrest this path of self-destruction, and move in the path of belief in ourselves, our values and our uniqueness of a nation of peoples, whose genes are from a polyglot of cultures, where there is simply ‘NO PURE bred’ anything, and so this idea of religion and race which are merely meant to divide, as they are only recent, should not take away from the fabric of being a civilized society.