2ND LEAD (Update)

Tamil blood-infuse campaign draws Sinhala-Buddhist monks in genocidal Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 July 2017, 09:49 GMT]
A false propaganda was recently let loose through Sinhala media in the South hinting that Tamils in the North were reluctant to donate their blood to the blood bank in Jaffna due to ‘caste differences’ prevailing among them. The propaganda, seems to have originated from Colombo’s “Army and Archaeology,” which is interlinked with the extremist sections of Buddhist Establishment. After the Goebbelsian tactic of connecting ‘caste’ and ‘Tamil blood’, a section of extremist Sinhala monks were brought to Jaffna with symptoms of ‘superiority complex’ to donate ‘Sinhala blood’ to the blood bank in Jaffna, commented medical sources in Jaffna. The same tendency was working in the rape of Tamil women too, said Tamil political observers.

Monks in Jaffna for blood donation


Without realizing that there is nothing ethnic or casteist in the medical affair of blood banking, the joint extremism of Sinhala Army, Archaeology and Theravada Buddhism was creating new myths of triumphalism ridiculing the Eezham Tamils, doctors at the Jaffna hospital said.

The exercise by monks was not much different from what Tamils are accustomed from time to time from Orientalist academia of West prompting younger generation Eezham Tamil academics to engage in casteism research, commented political observers in Jaffna.

Physicians attached to Jaffna Hospital said there has been no acute shortage of blood nor there were any casteist phenomenon connected to blood banking.

Monks in Jaffna for blood donation
“Initially, we got a request for appointment from a military commander. We thought soldiers were going to be sent for blood dontation as they do during the times of Vesak. But, it was an army of monks who showed up. A number of them were child recruits. As usual, we were looking at their age, weight, blood-pressure and other medical aspects. Unfortunately, a large number of the younger generation monks didn’t qualify as blood donors. But, we were not aware of the campaign in the Sinhala press before the monks themselves came with certain comments after donating the blood,” a physician attached to Jaffna hospital said.

Even though 76 Monks came to donate their blood to the blood bank, only 16 of them were eligible for blood donations, the physician further said.

NPC Governor Reginald Cooray was also operating with the SL military commanders in facilitating the ‘blood donation’ propaganda, news sources in Jaffna said.

Monks in Jaffna for blood donation

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38727