Monday, December 12, 2011

Sri Lanka's narrated village and the real village

Sri Lanka's village today is the place where no facilities are available. Where there are some facilities are called towns.

Both villagers and townsmen are alike culturally. Are there citizens in Sri Lanka? The common man is not a citizen. 'He' basically is not a socially responsible man.

Take our leaders. They are generally recognized as a bunch of thieves and thugs. The masses that elect them and are led by them are no less.

A group of subaltern academics are engaged in a discourse making attempt regarding Sinhala village. They use popular TV programmes like Doramandalawa of Independant Television Network in this regard. The villagers of Sri Lanka too watch the wonderful narration of the village that is completely different from their real village life with amazement .

These days media is marketing a news about a triple suicide/murder of two adolescent girls and one Army deserter that took place in Epawala in the Anuradhapura district.

If you read the sentimental news reports and features in Sinhala newspapers with a peep into the village life that is described underneath, you may understand what I try to say.

Vimukthi Jayasundara's Cannes-honored film The Forsaken Land-Sulanga Enu Pinisa dealt with this theme, the real village of Sinhala people. Present cinematographer and MP, then Naval officer Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara said that the film maker Vimukthi Jayasundara should be given death penalty probably for treachery i.e. revealing this truth.

Read: සූරිප්පෙරුමගේ ගම හා එප්පාවල කඩිගාව ගම
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