A Heedless Disgrace: Condemning the National Anthem Remix Fiasco

It is a lamentable sign of the times when those deemed "young blood" think they can trample over the core values that define our nation's identity.

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A lady's actions turned into a national shame.


In a deplorable display of disrespect and ignorance, a young female singer named Umara Sinhawansa, along with her misguided gang, shamelessly tarnished the sanctity of our beloved National Anthem during the opening event of the cricket ceremony yesterday. This audacious act is nothing short of a blatant slap on the face of our nation, demanding an unyielding response from every patriotic citizen.

Our National Anthem is not just a mere song; it is the very soul of our country, encapsulating the essence of our struggles, triumphs, and shared identity. It stands as a testament to the sacrifices made by countless individuals who laid down their lives for the freedom and prosperity of this nation. Yet, Umara Sinhawansa and her gang, in their brazen audacity, treated it as a mere canvas to splatter their thoughtless creativity.

This appalling incident goes far beyond a mere artistic expression; it reveals a distressing hollowness and lack of regard for our national heritage. The National Anthem represents the unbreakable bond that unites us, regardless of our differences, and to see it remixed and disfigured in this manner is an affront to every citizen who holds this country dear to their heart.

It is a lamentable sign of the times when those deemed “young blood” think they can trample over the core values that define our nation’s identity. This is not creativity; this is not revolution. It is a vile display of empty-headedness, exposing a group of individuals suffering from a chronic identity crisis, seeking attention through contemptible means.

The National Anthem is not just a song to be sung on ceremonial occasions; it is an embodiment of our dignity, respect, and honour. It serves as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by our forefathers, the struggles they endured, and the unity they envisioned for future generations. Umara Sinhawansa’s reckless actions demonstrate a shocking lack of understanding of the significance of this cherished anthem and the values it represents.

As a united nation, we must stand together in vehement condemnation of this disgraceful act. We cannot permit our treasured heritage to be desecrated by individuals who view themselves as above the traditions that define us. We must hold Umara Sinhawansa and her gang accountable for their actions, for they have not only insulted our national pride but have also insulted the memory of those who fought for our freedom.

Let this incident be a wake-up call to our society, a reminder that we must never tolerate such disdain for our nation’s symbols. We must nurture a culture that respects and upholds our traditions, reminding every citizen of their responsibility to preserve the values that define us.

The National Anthem is not a canvas for mindless experimentation; it is a sacred hymn that unites us as a nation. We must condemn this egregious act with the strongest possible voice, showing our unwavering commitment to defending the honour and integrity of our country. Umara Sinhawansa and her gang must face the consequences of their heedless actions, serving as an example to others who might contemplate similar disrespect in the future.

Our nation’s dignity is not up for negotiation, and we shall not rest until the echoes of our National Anthem are sung with the utmost reverence and pride, as a testament to the unwavering spirit of our great nation.

Sri Lanka Guardian

The Sri Lanka Guardian is an online web portal founded in August 2007 by a group of concerned Sri Lankan citizens including journalists, activists, academics and retired civil servants. We are independent and non-profit. Email: editor@slguardian.org

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