19 April 2023
MONKEY CITIZENSHIP BILL?
As per my experience based observation, the human
brain receives information at different levels. In a free mental environment,
the mind reveals the true reception. Hence transparency is essential in
During a ‘free’ discussion of my article headed ,
one professional wrote ‘Unfortunately
those Sri Lankan monkeys most suited for recruitment have left the country’
My mind then went to Sirima-Shastri Pact, about
which Wikipedia presents the following:
‘During the British rule, Tamils from Tamil Nadu were recruited to work in tea, coffee and
coconut plantations of Ceylon. Due to continuous recruitment and
population growth, of Indian
13.5 percent (602,700) of the total population in 1921. By 1936, Indian Tamils
numbered 1,123,000, 15.3 percent of the total population in 1936, and many
of them were non-citizens of Ceylon.
nationalists resented the
growth of the Tamil population and pressured the government to send them back to
India. Therefore the government introduced the Ceylon
Citizenship Bill. The act came
into force in 1948, and it granted citizenship to about 5,000 Indian Tamils.
However, more than 700,000 people (about 11%) were either non-citizens of
Ceylon or became stateless. Pakistani
The above confirms that Sinhala Nationalists habitually
distrusted Tamils, who remind them of majority power of Tamil Nadu, once one
disregards sovereign borders.
The proposed monkey-export to China is the parallel
of the above on the stated basis that they, like the Indian-Tamils have become dispensable.
As per Ceylon Today report:
‘The decision of the Minister of Agriculture to
export 100,000 toque monkeys stirred a debate as to the ultimate purpose of
such export together with concerns as to whether it is done in accordance with
the law and necessary assessments.
According to Minister of Agriculture Mahinda
Amaraweera, 100,000 toque monkeys will be exported to China to be
displayed in zoos. This is in an effort to control the monkey population in Sri
Lanka and with a view to reducing damage caused by the animals to cultivations.
However, no assessment of any kind has been
conducted in this regard thus far. “Even the operations of the committee
appointed last year to prepare a report regarding crop damage caused by animals
was stalled as certain continuous requests made by the researchers were not
complied with,” he said.
Senior Environmental Lawyer Dr. Jagath Gunawardana,
commenting on the decision on social media, observed that although various
sources indicate that the number of sub-species of monkeys in Sri Lanka is from
2 to 6, according to the book ‘Sri Lankan Primates’ published in 2012
containing the research report published by J. Fooden in the scientific journal
‘Primates’ in 1979, there are only two sub-species. They are ‘Macaca sinica sinica’
which is mainly found in the dry region and Macaca sinica aurifrons
Monkeys in Sri Lanka are not protected by law due to which even
the killing of monkeys who damage crops is not considered illegal. He added that under such circumstances, toque
monkeys could only be exported following obtaining a permit in accordance with Section
40 of the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance. According to this section,
such permit shall not be issued except for the promotion of scientific
knowledge including supplies to foreign museums, foreign zoological gardens in
exchange for supplies to local museums or local zoological gardens.
Thereby, monkeys could be exported to
China or any other country zoos or museums upon such request. He emphasised also that in many countries
including Japan, monkeys are bred within the zoo for generations, adding
thereby that the purpose behind the decision to export monkeys should be
As per my reading of the section this is a hasty
conclusion, blinded by desire. Section 40 (2) of the ordinance states as follows:
‘Such permit shall
not be issued except for the promotion of scientific knowledge including
supplies to foreign musems, foreign zoological gardens in exchange for
supplies to local museums or local zoological gardens.’
is highly possible that Dr. Jagath Gunawardana was blind to the latter part of
the said Section of the law, because he was eager to please the government. Be
it desire or fear – they drive our mind through outcomes – often some parts of outcomes
being imaginary. Hence one separates from the common team.
this legislation came into being in the same year – 1964 Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike
initiated the deportation of Indian Tamils. Wikipedia presents this as follows:
‘In September 1964 Bandaranaike led a delegation to
India to discuss the repatriation of
the 975,000 stateless Tamils residing in Ceylon’
lady failed to facilitate Humans through gradual acknowledgement of Tamils
through appropriate visas including work visas. Their entitlement jumped into the
jungle protection law of ‘Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance’.
This to me is no coincidence. The following section of the law indicates
the jungle connection:
(1) Save as hereinafter provided-
no person shall be entitled to enter any Strict Natural Reserve or Nature
Reserve, or in any way to disturb the fauna and flora therein ;
no person shall be entitled to enter any National Park except for the purpose
of observing the fauna and flora therein ;
no animal shall be hunted, killed or taken, and no plant shall be damaged,
collected or destroyed in a Strict Natural Reserve, destroyed, in a Strict
d) no person shall hunt, shoot, kill or take any wild animal, or take or
destroy any egg of any bird or reptile or any nest of any bird, in any
philosophy underpinning this is that even though Indian Tamils were
repatriated, their spirit remained in Sri Lanka, including through the Hon Arumugam Thondaman was the grandson of the Hon
Savumiamoorthy Thondaman who is honoured as follows:
At the time of his
death, he was both the oldest and the seniormost member of the Sri Lankan
Cabinet where he had served continuously for 21 years from 1978, under four Sri Lankan Presidents and the leader of the political party Ceylon Workers' Congress. He was succeeded by his grandson Arumugam Thondaman who was born in 1964’
The plan is to export Toque Macaques who are known also as Macaca Sinica
(of China) is the parallel of Indian Tamil repatriation. If carried out there
is likely to be Chino-Lanka war through communists. The prevention is provided
through Section 40 (2) of the ordinance which recommends a family barter system.
As per Hindu culture, there needs to be no money transactions except on the
basis of need, or structure – as provided for through community law. Money
without need separates – as has already happened with China/Sinica.