6 March, 2021

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A Shop A Day Continues: Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Dematagoda

It’s one more shop today and it’s in the heart of Muslim land in Dematagoda. The incident has taken place between 11.30-11.45pm last night at a small bakery right in front of Clifton Balika Viddayalaya, Maligakanda down Dematagoda road. According to the owner of the shop the arsonist has entered from the rear end of the shop and attempted to set fire to the freezer and the frying pans that had been stacked at the rear end of the bakery. There was other small cooking equipment, which has also been damaged.

The owner had heard the commotion and upon seeing the fire had called the fire brigade who had come and put the fire off and brought the situation under control. The shopkeeper told Colombo Telegraph that it is surprising to note how the thick frying pan has got pierced due to the fire. There is deep suspicion that the materials used to set fire may have some military grade materials that were found when Aluthgama was set on fire. The residents of Aluthgama accused the military of collusion with the Sinhala rioters in Aluthgama.

The total loss is estimated at around Rs 300,000-400,000. An eye witness told Colombo Telegraph that the police have taken away the CCTV footage that was available within the premises. There were no cameras where the fire had broken. This cannot be an accidental fire as the bakery was being renovated and no baking activity was undertaken. There are other places which has been installed with CCTV surveillance, and those videos might show more. When Fashion Bug store in Pepiliyana was set on fire last year, it was alleged that the police had tampered with the video footage.

The Muslims are beginning to feel that the government is not controlling the situation.

On a positive note, the arsonist who came on a bicycle and set fire to Fashion Leather store in Wijerama has been arrested. The police refused to divulge any details as investigations are still in progress.

A Muslim youth who spoke to Colombo Telegraph on condition of anonymity said: “Muslims are suspicious that the police would protect the masterminds behind the arson.”

In the meantime, the President had threatened to mobilize the army to quell any racial violence.

“Has he no faith in the police investigations. Is there higher-ups in the police department protecting the hate mongers and arsonists?” the Muslim youth asked. (Kamani Senanayake) 

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  • 21
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    Gnanasaraya militia in action,
    Fire has to be dealt with fire.

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      Totally agree. Fire has to be dealt with fire !

      Time for the international community to put pressure on our puppet President !! He is busy playing party politics. What a hypocrite !

      Get rid of Wijedasa Rajapakse and Sagala Rathnayake. Fire the disgraceful IGP !

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      A nice story is unfolding.—- All this time, there were no CCTV cameras, when people started questioning about it, now suddenly we see CCTV footage! Very good. The Police has already arrested the ‘cat’s paw’ involved in one incident. It is pretty obvious this has nothing to do with Buddhists. Any fool can see that this is an inside job. The interested parties are hell bent to connect Gnanasara Thero to these incidents “as it is the easiest way to create religious tension”. Muslim politicians are already unpopular among their community. They are desperate to show their people that they still hold bargaining power. —- From the inception of this Government, they and Muslim/Tamil politicians frowned upon the strong bond between Sinhalese people + Buddhist Monks and Sinhalese + the Army. Many steps were taken at Government level to tarnish the image of Buddhist Monks, imprisoning them for stupid allegations like keeping an elephant in the temple. Then the Government started imprisoning Tri Forces personnel.—– Both the efforts – Saffron Robe and Army Uniform locking up in prison cells were deliberate attempts to hurt Sinhalese to please Tamil/Muslim politicians and LTTE Diaspora. —— The President’s ‘threat’ to bring the Army into the scene is also a part of the campaign to break the bond. When there were major incidents in the North, nobody threatened to bring the Army in or deploy them where there were deforestation/illegal settlements. May be he wants the Army to arrest Gnanasara Thero. I don’t know, for sure. No problem, Mr. President.—- The more you hurt us, the more we become determined. We Sinhalese Buddhists comprising 70.2% will make sure that not only your PM++ but you too, will never be elected again. When you choose to be unfair, we have to be fair for the country!

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        Dear Champa,
        ————————— Back to ranting are you? ——————-“Many steps were taken at Government level to tarnish the image of Buddhist Monks, “_____________________ Wat image are you talking about?
        Buddhist monks have shot the Prime Minister————————
        Buddhist monks have been caught abusing small boys———–
        The London Buddhist Vihara monk was accused of molesting a teenage girl———————————————————————
        The Mihintale monk molested another female child.
        The monk with the elephant has a “buduresmala” fitted in his limo behind his head——————————————————–
        Gandasara himself uses foul language and was arrested while driving drunk——————————————————————-
        Is ther any image left to protect?

      • 0
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        Sinhalese should never vote again any Alliance where there are Tamil and Muslim Political Parties. The LTTE Diaspora, LTTE sympathizers, NGOO, India and Westerners interfere in our affairs only through Tamil/Muslim Parties. This has to be stopped. We should block all interferences, intimidation and bargaining in our internal affairs. We have learnt the worst lesson in our history for the past 2 years. It should never happen again. When 76% is Sinhalese and 70.2% is Buddhists, we should be ashamed to let our Sinhalese Politicians to be bargained by minority provincial parties with unacceptable demands. This demand has gone that far, today we are at the risk of losing North/East and punishing our own Army and Buddhist Monks. Sinhalese who lived in North/East have been chased away. A number of Buddhist Temples have been destroyed. The lands which were belonging to Sinhalese in the North/East were taken over by Tamils/Muslims. Sinhalese are totally discriminated in the N&E. Many blunders done by Sinhalese Politicians due to pressure from Tamil/Muslim Parties should be corrected. The Unitary State is the most important factor. —– When comparing to the world, Sinhalese are a minority with only 15.2 million people whereas there are 1.8 billion Muslims and over 100 million Tamils in the world. Our history, our culture, our heritage, our values/traditions/customs and our family based society should be protected for our future generation. There was a higher stage of prosperous ancient civilization in our country. We should not let party politics ruin our Sinhalese nation and the country further. —- Sinhalese votes should not be divided at the next election. All Sinhalese, especially Buddhists should have congruence to come together and vote for one Political Party or an Alliance of Sinhalese Political Parties.

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        Tarnish buddhist monks? Which ones? Gnanasara and Sumanarathna theros for example? Nobody needs to tarnish their image. They do a fine job making a fool of themselves on video for the world to see

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        “The more you hurt us, the more we become determined. We Sinhalese Buddhists comprising 70.2% will make sure…” says you that should make you and Jim Softy prime suspects. They have been ruthless in supporting these crimes. They must be jealous of the Muslims’ because of their business acumen. If asked, they would willingly teach you but burning them out is brutal. If it’s their religion that irks you both, that is just an accident of birth and it could have been you or your loved ones.

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          The result of the next election will definitely be decided by Sinhalese Patriots especially Buddhists. The lessons learnt for the last two years is what made us determined. Moreover, people will never allow UNP to succeed in vote rigging again.

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      What fire are you talking about you infidel. Have you heard the saying “A shop a day will keep the thumbs away”. If you deal with fire, you will end up on pyre.

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        Hey Al-Faqooo…the hopeless of a failed abortion..he..he (kidding)
        Not seen you for a long. Ok kid, I always say you keep away from mature topics and go watch a free porn, and get a few tissues by you, that’s you max ;-)

    • 22
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      These attacks can’t happen without the backing of a major power!!!
      My3!?, Wijayadasa Rajapaksa!?, champika ranawaka!? or a combination of them and the Rajapaksas!?

      Someone in the present government has definitely got their hands in this if not this will not happen!!?

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      Anyone with a set of good eyes who have seen this premises can see it was only the kitchen area that was burnt, surely the colombo telegraph reporter who neglected to take the photo of the rest of the shop where the fire by miracle has not touched did not upload the photos. we must distinguish real from fake (insurance) job incidents.

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    “On a positive note, the arsonist who came on a bicycle and set fire to Fashion Leather store in Wijerama has been arrested. The police refused to divulge any details as investigations are still in progress.” ___________________________________________________________________________________

    That is the key, to get to the bottom of this and fund those who are behind this?

  • 22
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    These Fu…kers are trying to cause a riot. The Muslims will soon react and we would have a riot. The Muslims will not take it sleeping and the country would go back to the 83 disgrace. If poojith wants to observe sil instead of policing let him remove his bloody uniform and hand it over to some one capable.

    • 15
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      Another riot is inevitable, hopefully not fingers crossed. In 1983 JR Jayawardane kept quiet and all those dreams Srilanka becoming another Singapore faded away. It was a 35 long year struggle.
      This time if there is another riot, blood bath won’t be only in the north like last time. It will be all over the island.It will be another Afganisthan. The leaders are to be blamed if there is trouble..
      A country which defeated LTTE , can’t arrest that lunatic a**hole Gnanasara, for god sake it’s 2 weeks now. What the hell is happening in Srilanka. If police can’t handle it hand it over to the army.
      Lets get together and save this beautiful country. God bless Srilanka.

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        You only defeated the LTTE because of Hindia and the Menon/Nair Malayalee Mafia. Otherwise will be still fighting the LTTE. More than 300000 Sinhalese soldier with all the modern weaponry , aircraft and ships ., were not able to combat ten to fifteen thousand little girls and boys and teenagers who were eating sweets sucking popsicles with less than 10% of the weapons that the Sri Lankan armed forces had and that too not that modern. Pandi Kutti witnessed this from my pig sty

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          Pandi Kutti:

          Because the modern weaponry does not work in the jungles. Same reason Americans and French took a beating in Vietnam and Soviets took a beating in Afghanistan. Still today, NATO has been in Afghanistan for 10 years and the Taliban control 40% of the land. At the end we defeated LTTE, thanks to the efforts of Gothabaya. India only offered political support (diplomatic cover) and cut off the escape routes of LTTE.

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            “Same reason Americans and French took a beating in Vietnam and Soviets took a beating in Afghanistan. “
            ———————————————————————————
            A jungle in Afghanistan? Come on Mr.Lester, stop talking through your rear end.

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              Guerilla warfare. Anyway, if you Muslims try to fight the Sinhalese, you don’t face a chance. You are not organized like the Tamils and you don’t have any jungles to hide in.

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            Indias involvement goes way beyond just diplomatic. They had Indian troops on the ground using chemical weapons to wipe out LTTE from their underground bunkers and other jungle hideouts. Several Sri Lankan soldiers themselves admitted later that Indian troops were operating next to them. India chose to keep their behaviour a secret this time. Last time they landed openly in the 1980s and tried to intimidate the LTTE into surrendering.
            Sinhalese for a long time have been turning the truth upside down by claiming India was supporting the LTTE. If India truly supported LTTE, then Eelam would have been annexed from Sri Lanka back in the 1980s. India had no issues going to war with Pakistan in 1971 to annex Bangladesh. What India did with LTTE was to play a dirty game in Sri Lanka and kill as many ‘Ravanas’ and ‘Asuras’ as possible (which is how they perceive Sri Lankans). So yes they gave some level of support to the LTTE, but their intention was never to let LTTE actually achieve their political aims. In this regard India is far more evil and wicked enemy of the Tamil people than even the Sinhala racists. It is better to openly say you dont support a cause than to pretend and betray with false promises

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              This is just a myth. Indian Army did not send troops to fight the LTTE. What India did is help enforce a naval blockade that cut off escape routes to the LTTE and supplies to the Wanni. This blockade was the reason why the SLA was able to advance so fast. Even Prabhakaran could not escape at the end.

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      What nonsense. “Muslims will react, Muslims will not take it sleeping”. Muslims will never lay a hand on Sinhalese, as they know the outcome which will be worse than what happened to Tamils. They are utter cowards, will react only against powerless people like Tamils. It is better for them to continue sleeping rather than wake up and get the works. No point asking anyone to go and hand over to someone else. Both police and armed forces are determined to wipe out this Islamic menace.

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        ” They are utter cowards, will react only against powerless people like Tamils.”

        This is true. The only good Sunni Muslim fighters are the Taliban. People don’t know, Saudi Arabia has been in Yemen for two years now, they are taking a real beating from the Shiite Houthis. Even though the Saudis have American planes and other weapons. That is why these Sunni buggers hate Iran so much, they know Iran will crush them in any war.

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          Mr. Lester,
          ————————————-“The only good Sunni Muslim fighters are the Taliban.” Pontificating again, are we? Or preaching to the converted. Have you never heard of the Turks? Good Sunnis mostly, who gave even the Brits a hiding at Gallipoli.——————–Please do make sweeping statements, but do your research first.

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    it looks like a restaurent. Even an untrained cook can set fire to the restaurent. It looks the fire has started in the kitchen. It looks it is not professional work.

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      JimHardy says “it looks like a restaurent……”. Read the article before commenting. JimHardy again “It looks it is not professional work”. Of course professionals leave few roasted bodies in addition!

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      Jim Hardy is the newest forensic officer for CID. We will torch it once a day until Muslims stop converting our Budhists men and women

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        I cannot understand why Jim Softy is not a suspect. He has been ruthless in supporting these crimes. He must be jealous of the Muslims’ business acumen. If asked, they would willingly teach you but burning them out is brutal. If it’s their religion that irks you, that is just an accident of birth and it could have been you or your loved one.

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          “”I cannot understand why Jim Softy is not a suspect.”
          Lankan muslims became terrorist in 1968 and robbed the nation.
          Go back to where you came from says May!
          It’s payback time and stop hiding behind burka bristol.

  • 8
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    This is not the time to blame. Urgent action required to apprehend the arsonists. What we have is blackmail terrorism – of the type used by gangsters. It is bound to deteriorate into genocide territory. We must not forget the July 1983 and aftermath.

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      The 1983 incident was started by thugs connected to the then UNP Government. UNP is pretty good in that. They work hand in glove with certain Muslims to create tension in the society now. It is not easy to incite Buddhists. In any case this government is going to expire at the next election, just in 2 years (in 4 1/2 years the government can be dissolved). They and their minority cohorts who supported them are desperate now. They all know that they have no future. That is why they want to create religious riots, then only they can make the President declare an Emergency State. After that they will make sure to maintain the tension so that they can rule the country under Emergency Law until 2020 and postpone elections. I am sure ALL OF OUR SINHALESE are aware of this plot.—– Every Sinhalese should stay calm and collected unless you all can tolerate extra two years after 2020, this despicable Government which ruined our beloved motherland.

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      “Urgent action required to apprehend the arsonists.”

      For what? It is POSON and he is lighting a fire to give glory to the Buddha. Normal Poya he would have lit a lamp but this is POSON. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.

      Buddhism holds the supreme place in the constitution so the supreme-race is acting on it.

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    Yes, while the country and people are raising up their heads and breathing fresh air after thirty years of blood bath and all the asssociated calamities, these mad hats and their so called handlers are hard at work to send the country back to the drains. It is a small minority at it, doing it in the name of saving the Sinhalese and Buddhism but the consequences of these dastardly acts going to be grave for all. High time authorities to have high and tremendous resolve to put a big stop for this. We Salute the President for contemplating to bring the army to put a full stop to these nonses. What actions are being taken by the special police unit which was set up to deal with these tensions?

    • 6
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      “We Salute the President for contemplating to bring the army to put a full stop to these nonses.”

      Preaching is cheap: practicing is difficult. He has been contemplating many things for the last two years. What has he really done? He has hoodwinked the people in Sri Lanka and the international community.

      He had contemplated in abolishing executive presidency, investigating war crimes, bringing thieves to justice and recovering the loot, impartial investigation on high profile murders and disappearances. And he is still contemplating without action. Last but not least was shuffle of ministers. How did that turn out?

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      Hello BLIND Siri,Do Open Your Eyes And See This Is All Inside Jobs..Created By The Muslims Itself To arouse Communal Tension And Get This Matter To The International Community To Collect Funds For A Muslim -KIStan They Are Dreaming Of The Ungrateful Bunch Of Immigrants Invading The Country.This Is Their BOLD Attempt.Let Us Wait And See what the Extremists are Up to

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    Sinhala Buddhists practicing their religion for “POSON”. This really needs the protection of the constitution.

    In Sri Lanka two types of people are above the law Buddhists and War “Zeros”.

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    The President as identified the problem as one of Police inaction and threatened to use the Military, which he can. Does this mean, the UNP is stage managing the attacks; after all the Police comes under a useless UNP Minister? Lets not pretend that politicians don’t like to play us all to be fools. Creating the atmosphere to fear and distrust and then becoming the saviour is a time-tested strategy by many crooked politicians. Unfortunately, it has worked miracles for them, in gullible Sri Lanka for the last 70 years.

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    Definitely an inside job!!!!!!!!! Here is the JOKE “attempted to set fire to……and the frying pans that had been stacked”, so Muslim frying pans catch on fire easily, are they supposed to be fire resistant???? Notice; Before the kitchen was set on fire the GAS CYLINDER was removed by the Muslim owner. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Even without the fire incident the kitchen was unhygienic, dirty and disgusting. Muslim food shops don’t let Public Health Inspectors come near their shops, recently, there were several incidences that PHI were assaulted by Muslim food shop owners. The so called damage can’t be Rs 400,000 (four hundred thousand Rupees), some cheap plastic goods, dust bin, very cheap looking table, couple of broken windows seem to be damaged which can be replaced for Rs 5000 ( five thousand Rupees). ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— —– At Papiliyana incident, CCTV footages were already corrupted by the owners when it was handed in to police. Lots of Muslim high street retailers are doing all sort of illegal and criminal businesses.

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      “kitchen was unhygienic, dirty and disgusting”, man that has got nothing to do with Muslims. That is the SL standard that keeps all community united at least. Public Health Inspectors too love to keep the standard that way :-)

      If there is one more war, probably you will have to stick to these types of meal outlets for 3 times on a daily basis. Guess you’re trying to pretend among us you’re not a raven? LOL

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      “Removing the Gas Cylinder before the fire” is another genius step by Muslim Business owners similar to deploying “water-bottle-firefighters” before the petrol bombing at Wijerama Shop.

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      “Removing the Gas Cylinder before the fire” is another genius step by Muslim business owner similar to deploying “water-bottle-firefighters” before the petrol bombing at Wijerama shop.

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    There is no point in pretending that everything is OK with Muslims. All these Muslim problems are due to the fact that 1slam is struggling to survive among other religions in the modern day, day by day it is becoming irrelevant. It has some anti-social, dangerous, unpractical, out dated, selfish, barbaric, etc versus which must be removed by its practitioners (Muslims in Sri Lanka) immediately. Bad things for Muslims are about to escalate. Asroff fathered the ongoing Muslim problem in Sri Lanka, he acted like a maniac during his tenure. Remember it is Muslims who must change their ways.

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      Maybe those radicalized and influenced by the Saudis should adjust their thinking, as the majority of Sri Lankan Muslims are moderate, and are not violent, and have lived harmoniously with other Sri Lankans of different religions. Perhaps it would also be better for those extremist Buddhists to not spread the hate, and attack all Muslims, including burning the businesses of innocent Muslims, who are simply trying to get along with everyone and earn a decent living. They should also stop believing the anti Muslim rhetoric deliberately spread to cause these attacks on places of worship, homes, and businesses. This is not Myanmar.

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    When Tamils were killed in thousands in 1983 massacre, JR did not want to declare curfew till 72 hours passed. He allowed police and army to connive with theSinhala racist killers.There were several Muslim ministers in JR’s cabinet. None of them said a word. Little did they expect that some day it will be their clan who will face the fire.

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      Not only did they say a word but that Minister Mohammed whose family hailed from Nagoor in Tamil Nadu , organised Muslim thugs and criminals to rape loot kill innocent Tamils and burn and destroy Tamil homes and businesses. In 1985 at the request of J R Jayawardene he sent thousands of Muslim thugs and criminals from Colombo to Kalmunai in the eastern province, to create and start riots between the Tamils and the Tamil Muslims in the area, who until this time were peacefully living together. This is how the animosity between the Tamils and the Tamil Muslims in the east started. Now they are reaping what they sowed

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    Man, John, you don’t have grey matter inside your skull. Man, for that matter Muslim or any one break the law, take it up with the relevant authorities to deal with it and enforce the law to the T, rather than every tom and dick taking the law on their own hands. If so, it’s going to be not rule of law but rule of the jungles vultures.

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    the bakery had been renovating. Even the renovations can cause mishaps. The mazing thing is the stupid arsonist has tried to set fire to the Freezer and to the frying pan. What a stupid arsonist.

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      Yeah right! Like Thajudeen’s case. Even experienced drivers can have accidents.

    • 0
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      Your comment gave me a pretty good laugh :D :D :D

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      It must be the Cook who tried to set fire onto the frying pan and the freezer! :D :D :D

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    Who was behind 1983 pogrom? Not the Sinhala community at large but the blame fell on the Sinhala community. It was carried out by few thugs with the blessings of the Government headed by JRJ in which Ranil was a Cabinet member. My guess is that the present violence against Muslims is master minded and carried out by the same kind of people like in 1983 to divert attention from other issues. The top priority of this Government is passing the new constitution to devolve power and please the Tamils and Muslims so that they can get their votes. They have realized it is not that easy and are creating an environment to achieve their objective. I hope Sinhala Buddhists will stay calm as they did after 1983 despite all the atrocities committed by LTTE to provoke them. But Sinhalese should put pressure on the Government to take stern action against Tamil and Muslim extremists. That is exactly what Gnanasara was doing although this Government is treating him as a criminal and trying to put him behind bars while tolerating speeches given by Vigneshwaran, Shivajilingam and other extremists. If the Government fails to take action against such people Sinhala politicians are digging their own graves. Probably, that might be good for the country!!

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    Needless to Say All INSIDE JOBS ………………We Wonder Why Some Talking About Taking This To The International Community …….That Is The Culprits Motive……………Which will not Work…….Ha…Ha Or Bla Bla…………….This Is PURELY A PART OF THE MUSLIM INVASION..What A Nasty Way Of Planning To Create Tension These Muslim Extremists Doing……..Which Needs Though Investigation………….ThErE HaD BeeN No ComMunAl Or PolitIcAl TenSIon BuilD Up In THe CoUnTry To RePeat THis TyPe Of ArSon………….PURELY Inside Jobs To Irritate The People To Create Tension And Show A Bad Image About The Major Community And Take It To The International Scene……High Time To Stop This Drama…..If You Give Serious attention and investigate This Would Really Be A Boom-a-rang

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      Not a very intelligent comment. You speak as if the Buddhist mobs do not go around burning homes, businesses, and property of the minority people (Remember the July 1983 riots?). If you think for one minute Muslims are going around and burning their shops that give them an income, then you need to get educated about facts. Every time a Buddhist extremist gets a buth packet, or a shot of arrack, and had his mind poisoned by false propaganda, he goes berserk and attacks innocent Tamils and Muslims and burning their property is always the start. . Look at our history, and you will see time and time again the same behavior.

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    WHAT IS THE VALID REASON FOR ALL THIS ARSON………..That Is What All Of Us Should Ask………..There Had Bee No Communal Or Political Tension In The Country For This Type Of Thing To Happen…………..It Is Like A Calander Of Arson Taking Place……….A Sheer Disgrace For Some One Or Ones Doing To Create Tension WHICH NO ONE SHALL FALL INTO PREY……………As All People In This Country Has Learned Good Lessons No One or No Ones Is Asking For Trouble……….But One Thing Is Visible That There Is A Ongoing Racial Issue That Certain Elements Trying To Create Tension In The Country Against The Major Community ….Just After Destroying the Buddhist Heritage and invading GOSL property……….Which Should Be Investigated

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    This is the Month of Ramadan. The patience of Muslims must be commended and appreciated by all of us. Now lets reverse the roles. If a Sinhalese shop was torched on Wesak poya day all hell would break loose and the Sinhala-Buddhists racists/bigots would declare war! As a Buddhists, I am ashamed & disgusted.

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      Thanos, I have serious doubts whether you are a Buddhist. We are aware of the fact that some non-Buddhist change their religion for a short period when they want to attack Buddhist. Sinhala Buddhists demonstrated their tolerance by not reacting to provocations of Prabhakaran e.g. Bombing Dalada Maligawa; Massacre at Sri Maha Bodhi, Killing monks and Samaneras. As many of us have clearly pointed out 1983 pogrom was the work of UNP thugs. After 1983, Sinhala Buddhists have not harm a single Tamil although LTTE massacred hundreds of Sinhalese.

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        Actually, it was not that the Sinhala Buddhists demonstrated their tolerance, they ran for cover every time they heard ‘koti enawa’. Wonder where Gnanasara and the other racists monks were at the height of war !

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          If Sinhala Buddhists were not tolerant how come Tamils from the North flocked to Colombo when LTTE Tamil terrorists were playing havoc in the North. That is why now in Colombo city nearly 40% Tamils and 20% Muslims. LTTE chased all the Sinhalese and Muslims from Jaffna and when they went back to claim their property after LTTE was wiped out, they were chased away by ordinary Tamils. Our bloody Government did not do a damn thing about it. It is high time that Sinhalese chase away all the Tamils and Muslims from the South.

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        Dear Eagle Eye,
        ——————————–“After 1983, Sinhala Buddhists have not harm a single Tamil “——————————————– Dear, have you already forgotten Krishanthi Kumarasamy who was raped and murdered (with a grenade in her privates) along with her mother and aunt by Sinhala Buddhist war heroes at a checkpoint? —————————————-Yes, old VP was right when he said the Sinhalese can only remember anything for 2 weeks.———-
        Oh, I’m sorry, did you say those soldiers were Muslims???

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    The intimidation of minorities (in 1958, 1977 and 1983) created the LTTE. Now the focus is on muslims, tomorrow it will be the burghers. Is this based on buddhists teachings. At the the least we should be respecting buddha’s teachings and applying it in our daily lives.

    MS & RW must get rid of Wijedasa Rajapakse and neutralise the BBS. MR was disposed by the people for inaction on similar matters and soon it will be the turn of MS and RW. Stop developing the country and first start disciplining yourselves (the politicians) and society. All development will go -up in smoke when another uprising happens.

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    Oh dear. Muslims please join with your non Muslim Tamil brethren and demand a united Tamil/Tamil Muslim North East and Puttalam, where Tamils and Tamil Muslims can live safe from state sponsored Sinhalese terror and develop this area. At least you should now understand why Tamils demanded a federal solution for the north and east but Tamil Muslim majority Puttalam should also be included into this. If the north and east becomes Sinhalised then there is no safe place for the Tamil and Tamil Muslim.

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      Dear RSSS
      Sounds like a great idea. However one nagging problem exists……………………………………………………………….What caste would you allot to the Muslims if they join you?????????

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        The same caste that the Sinhalese like you allotted them. What caste was that? In their original Indian homeland they largely belonged to two major castes. Marrakayar or Marrickar and Lebbai with sub castes amongst them.
        There is caste system amongst all South Asian Muslims not just Hindus and like the Hindu they strictly follow this.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_among_South_Asian_Muslims

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      SSS you should be a born stupid. Was that not muslims that LTTE killed most in those border villages ?

      If you promote the kind of thoughts, no wonder that they Muslims and the Tamils would not have chance to see it beyond their noses. .

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        Actually it wast Muslim home guards armed by the Sri Lankan government and armed forces who were killing raping looting and ethnically cleansing Tamil Hindus in the east and not the other way around. This was one of the reason for the LTTE to expel the northern Muslims. Do not try to distort history. Karuna who killed Muslims in the east is now the darling of the Sinhalese and Muslims. He only attacked the Kattankudi Mosque as these Home guards used it as an arms depot and before attacking a Tamil Hindu village, they used to go there pray and them collect their arms. They used the Mosque as an arms depot and thought it will be out of bounds. Just like what the Sikh militants did in Punjab. Used the Golden temple as a arms depot The LTTE for all its faults never used any religious place as an arms depot or as a centre for their activity, as Hinduism and Christianity forbids this. This does not seem to be an issue in Islam. Kattankudi Mosque is still a hot bed of Wahhabi Islamic extremism.

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    John the fool is trying hard and bending backwards to victim blame and blame Islam for the actions of the Buddhist thugs setting fire to Muslim stores. Disgusting!!

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      Jane, –Are you from planet earth ???Don’t you know who Muslims are or what Islam is about?

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    AS commander in charge, President has to accept responsibility for these incidents If he is against such incidents this would never happen.

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    It’s Sad to see Fellow Srilankan’s talking with such hate against another religion,

    When the Floods came we united as one helped each other, We didn’t see Religon before we helped another Srilankan.

    We beat india in a Cricket match we rejoiced together as SriLankans like we always have…

    Extremists are trying to create Chaos by burning people’s livelihoods, it’s our Duty as a citizen of this beautiful Country to Stand together as One against this Evil.

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    as long as gnanasera is not put in jail these torchings will continue.

    remember what he always says,that this is a sinhala police force and sinhala armed force.

    Looks like he is right.First thing that muslims and tamils should demand is that the police and armed forces reflect the ethnic composition of the country which is 25% minorities.All senior officers also shoul d reflect the same composition.There should be seperate tamil and muslim units in both forces.If not the minorities should refuse to pay taxes until this is done.

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    1983 riots july 23rd, 2017 riots in july as gnansara militia are preparing. starting with burning muslim businesses. then houses. these pigs should be eliminated if sri lanka is to be intact. minister wijedasa/champika responsible for this militia .
    already these goons have 1000 militia members. also common criminals will join to arson and loot.
    the mob crowd. be prepared. as things will get worst before getting better.

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    Qatar funds to Mosques and Muslim writers is working well.
    Already Saudi funds to Maldives and Malaysia is burning these countries.
    why the guardians of Islam keep quite?
    Cheers .

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    Good time now. Muslim Countries fighting each other.

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    It looks like some brainless fools are asking for yet another ethnic war. They must love to hear the sound of bombs and have more Sri Lankans shed blood, like we have experienced for years. How many Sri Lankans have died because of ethnic strife?
    It is time these racist fools stopped picking on the minority, and burning property and businesses, that hard working minorities own. WHY IS THIS GOING ON? Where is the government when you need them? Nip things in the bud, arrest these terrorists, and prevent more bloodshed NOW.

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      Whom are you threatening. Muslims cannot start a war with Sinhalese. They do not have a territory to organize it. Further arms have to be smuggled from countries around. In Mindanao, arms and fighters are smuggled form island of Borneo which is controlled by Indonesia and Malaysia, which is nearby. As for Srilanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh or even Indian Lakdive Islands with large Muslim population are far away. Muslims need safe coastal areas free of people to land men and material. This is the reason why government did not allow Muslims to resettle in Wilpattu coast. Very soon Muslims living in coastal areas of East and North-west will be evacuated for security reason. Any Muslim foreigner caught will go missing. As a first step all charities and associations that received funds from Muslim countries will be investigated and asked to show how those funds were disbursed. The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has exposed terrorist funding by both countries. So there is no point dreaming of an Islamic backlash in Srilanka. Muslims must stop behaving in a stupid manner according to Koran and correct themselves.

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    Many years ago in Katthankudy ..there will be a 6th prayer (????)announcement in the mid night ..requesting the followers of 4th century Stone Age Islam to assemble in the nearest mosque with knives..axes ..what ever available weapons ..then the Mowlavi will lead them to nearest Tamil villages burn ..loot ..attack ..rape Tamils while the Sinhala forces look other side….Allah is paying their innocent brothers for their sins.

    When IPKF was in the East they wanted to raze down Katthankudi and other Muslim villages it was the Tamils who begged Indians not to do this .

    When Muslim wanted to build mosque in vaalai thoddam area in Colombo a Hindu Tamil trustee of a temple gave the land FREE to build the mosque.

    We saw how these ungrateful thoppies show their gratitude to Tamils for 30 years .

    Cheers

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      You are correct I recently met a Christian Tamil from the east, whose house and village was burnt down and looted by Muslim home guards in the east. He stated that these Muslim mobs arrived from the Kattankuddi mosque to their village in Batticaloa. This was the first time I actually met a witness and a victim of Muslim home guard violence. He stated despite all the state and Muslim misinformation. Tamils in the east know the real reason why the Kattankudi Mosque was attacked, as it was and is still a hotbed of Islamic extremism and was a centre for anti Tamil ( Hindu) violence. The strange thing is ,he has no animosity or hatred for the Muslims and in fact feels sorry for what is happening to them now,despite the fact that the Muslims are still trying steal and supress the real owners of the indigenous Tamils in the east with the help of the Sinhalese establishment. He stated his religion has taught him to forgive and not gloat when another is in trouble, even when the other is still the cause of his misery. Not being a Christian I was deeply touched by what he stated and knew that he meant it.

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    This is NOT going to have any beneficial result as far as enshrining Buddha’s teaching! On the contrary (I am not a Buddhist) many people are ashamed and these acts eventually brought down the MR/GR lot. Be aware.

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    Going through the pictures provided by writer, it look like garbage collecting center. can not be a food store or hotel that is located in capital city of the country. as such it is obvious that owners purposely doing this in order to get insurance claim or government compensation in order to recover losses incurred nowadays due to various reasons.

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