Opinion

Celebration of Portuguese invasion

It is reported that there is a move to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese invasion of Lanka. This novel form of celebration should be extended to include the other foreign invasions as well, so that the celebrations will be complete, fair and acceptable. The list will read as follows:

2003 - 1000th anniversary of Chola invasion

2004 - 359th anniversary of Dutch invasion

2005 - 500th anniversary of Portuguese invasion

2006 - 210th anniversary of British invasion

2007 - 2185th anniversary of Tamil invasion

Our record will be unique in world history. The nations the world over will remember as the only country to celebrate foreign invasions without any discrimination. We extend compassion to them who destroyed our culture, religion and civilisation, the whole world will admire us.
E. M. G. Edirisinghe,
Dehiwala.


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