19 October, 2017

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

Even as two weeks passed since police claimed they had deployed several units to arrest Bodu Bala Sena’s (BBS) Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who reportedly continues to be in hiding to evade arrest, yet another Muslim-owned shop ‘Rich Shoe Palace’ was torched on Friday night in Mahiyangana.

This is at least the fourth Muslim owned business to be torched within this week alone. The shop was owned by a Muslim businessman from Batticaloa’s Kattankudy. Over the past one week, Muslim owned shops in Dematagoda, Maharagama and Nugegoda have been set on fire.

Despite even calls from the diplomatic community to take action against the increasing attacks on the Muslims, the government continues to soft peddle the incidents, and is yet to openly even condemn the attacks against the minority community.

On May 25, the police headquarters said that it had deployed several units to arrest Ganansara, however two weeks later, they are yet to apprehend him and the police claim that as he is in hiding, they are helpless.

Incidentally the attack on the latest Muslim owned shop in Mahiyangana comes almost a year after Gnanasara threatened to repeat the Aluthgama riots in Mahiyangana against the Muslims. Addressing a Satyagraha on June 21, 2016 to protest against the arrest of two youth from the area, Gnanasara told the IGP to take action against the senior police officers in the area, as they are not working in accordance to the wishes of the Buddhist clergy. “If you can’t handle them, tell us, we will take care of them. We only need about 50 people to take care of them, and we are not scared to go behind bars,” he said. Gnanasara in his speech added that if his group didn’t receive a favourable response from the IGP and the government, the BBS will not think twice to commence ‘phase 2 of the Aluthgama’ mayhem.

Despite openly admitting that he was behind the 2014 Aluthgama carnage, the government and the police turned a blind eye and did not take action against him.

Related posts:

Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Wijerama

CCTV Footage: Another Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Maharagama

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

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    “A Shop A Day Continues: Muslim-Owned Shop Torched “>>>>>CT Editors is this your own choice of headline or are you aware of something?

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    Those who are still inciting and spreading this hatred, be careful what you wish for,
    if it is yet another communal war you want, and chaos in this country, then you are on the right path. It is also obvious you do care for innocent people getting killed, troops getting killed and injured, and a nation once again going through bombs and check points, which will cripple the nation once again. It seems Sri Lankans can never learn from past mistakes, and this ugly show of racism, and hatred for the minorities, is the curse of this nation, and it prevents progress and a safe nation for all. Land of idiots.
    For those behind these disgusting attacks, you put your greed and hatred before the country, and you are not true Buddhists and your anger against those who have never harmed you, makes you criminals.

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      Shanta, Go tell your people to stop provoking Sinhalese, leave Wilpattuwa jungle,Kuragala, Dewanagala, Muhudumaha viharaya, Dabulla holy city, Anuradhapura holy city, Polonnaruwa holy city, Kandy holy city, stop destroying Buddhist archeological sites in Eastern province, stop building terror breeding madrasas, stop producing fraudulent land deeds, stop producing fraudulent birth certificates, stop importing drugs, etc. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Unlike Tamils, Muslims are a business community, in any violent incident, they have got lot to loose. At a time the whole world hate Muslim (even Muslim countries) , last thing Muslims in Sri Lanka want is alienated Sinhalese.

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        john,”Dabulla holy city, Anuradhapura holy city, Polonnaruwa holy city, Kandy holy city”

        what about colombo holy city?You think we colombians are not holy er!bastard.

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          shankar——–“You think we colombians are not holy er!bastard” ———–We are not sure whether you are a bastard child or not and even if you are why should it bother us. By the way you Colombian’s have a problem, you don’t seem to recognise holy places or sacred cities such as Koneswaram Kovil, Kataragama The Holy City, Tirukkētīsvaram, Tirukkētīsvaram, Munneswaram temple, ………………………………… Visit these temples before the Aryan Sinhala/Buddhists fascists take them over and convert them into Sinhala/Buddhist exclusive ghettos. Watch out for somaass ji.

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        Johnny, “stop importing drugs”, then how can hospitals cure the patients? he..he…

        I never take people like you serious, you’re a fanatic kid not knowing the reality and weaknesses of SL let alone the world. If you really need to protect SL, strengthen its economy and develop the land. SL is currently running on others’ mercy, another war will only get SL becoming a colony of India or another officially or unofficially, as India is waiting for troubles in SL. By doing this, you’re only uniting currently selfish Muslims against not only extremists sections like you, but also against their own country. Try to live in harmony and bring up SL together with other communities. Any other short cuts like torching shops will only be short lived joy, and inviting terrorism home. Just because you were born idiot, doesn’t have to die so too.

        Cheers, bro.

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        John,

        Why don’t you press the govt and the police to deal with those issues?
        Or does that job belong to thugs and vigilantes?

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        You have issues with Muslims, deal with it like decent Buddhists should do, and not like terrorists and thugs, who take the law into their own hands. Act like a civilized nation.

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          Shantha: Politicians will not solve the problems brought by muslims. muslim businesses are really insensitive about the nativere culture, civilization and the mindset. muslims should be made to understand that buddhists are not dead people and they are also living.

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      Santha, .. It is not Land of Idiots, it is Land of Cowards.. In the recent past, burning, killing Tamils for decades by these SB Ganasaras created strong and monstrous Tigers.. Then those SB Ganasaras hid their tails and hibernated for 30 years. Now again these SB Ganasaras are in the process of creating strong and probably monstrous Camels.. When these SB Ganansars see signs of strong Camels emerging, they will hibernate again.. Then again we have to sacrifice thousands of “broilers”, poor village boys, to stop those wild Camels.. My conclusion is all those SB Gnansaras are heinous, foolish …. cowards… …. And SL is land of Cowards… because we who talks a lot have no courage to go openly against those foolish SB Gnanasaras..

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      Shantha: You muslims should have given the same ultimatum to many former buddhist countries that included, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Pakisthan and Afghanisthan. It is the wish of Allah now you have to open the eyes.

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        jim shitty the low life, screw off.

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      Wasn’t it the late unlamented VP who said that Sinhalese can remember something only for 2 weeks? He was on the dot.

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      Shantha,
      I am in full agreement with you here but many buddhists known to me are in the view that Ghanasara s message is right.
      As many others in the country, I am also born into the religion. But I am totally against Ghanasara even if MUSLIM ministers make every effort to create new form of violence for their politcal survival. Namely, Minister Baduudeen is reported to have gone through all illegal land grabs or the like as is the new items prove. But nothing seems to work from the govt.. or any other side.
      Ghanasara should be arrested and also those ministers too should be treated equally.

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      The birth of DERANA TV SENDER is the destruction of the people.
      They just spread anything being sided to the rascals or uneducated people as if they are truth. They have been racial from the day one. Even if Derana TV sender is becoming popular in the country by few good Teledramas seriers such as SIDHU, they have been becoming a great problem to the masses.
      These media men should have to go through code of ethics not allow spread any thoughts that will have the potential to incite communal violence. We the sinhala budduists, buddhist have got a threat… radical muslims, etc are their kind of wording being used today, to add more fuel to the burning rascal mind sets.
      There are guys like DAN or someone who is believed to be a sodomite of homo sexual Ghanasara ( a man in red robes but doing all various kind of ill ful acts to be good books of the Rajapakshe extremists), should be financed by the folks that live outside.
      Rajapashes is now on a visit to Japan, nobody knows fo rwhat ?
      Telling something else, but trying to collect support from diasphora living there and several other places to get funded for their campaigns.
      We pefectly know that Rajaakshes can only loot as he proved it crystal clear during his two terms.
      There are but masses, that have been hallozinated on him, and the news spread on him by Derana – that he can be the leader for the nation….. back him further.
      This country have been misled by wrongful MEDIA men sofar.. that needs to be corrected in the months to come, but a mammoth work.

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    Who ever the reporter: How come BBS sets fire to shops in Kathankudu. It is a Wahabi town in Saudi Arabia in Sinhale. You just talk about BBS for no reason. Even the video of the fire does not show anything clearly. It looks muslims set fire and they themselves video. That Video looks some professional work. It should be muslim work to set up BBS.

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      Of course it is, and all those videos of the saffron robed terrorists making provocative speeches inciting hatred against Muslims was the Muslim’s work too. In fact some Muslim must have worn those robes and pretended to be the thug. How clever of you to realize all that.

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      Dumb Jimmy,
      —————————Why don’t you check if Gnanasara is a Muslim? Just lift up his robe, cover your nose (such a bad smell) and look. If he has one, that is. If he doesn’t then he has every right to wear a yellow saree.

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      Food for thought though… Maybe the punk monk is a Muslin too??? Amazing thought Jim…
      Cheers…

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      Such an idiot. You are just discouraging the monks’ ‘shop a day campaign’. People like you really tarnish the strength of our hero monks.

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    Sirisena, Ranil, their cabinet of dumb ministers, the useless minister of law and order, and the useless IGP are playing until the whole country is set on flame by these seneseless people. It is well and clear MR & cabals, and their Jackal opposition is doing all these through their sides kicks using their billions of looted funds to topple the government. Oh boy, oh boy please wake up before they burn and destroy everything. Ultimately there wouldn’t be a country left for any one.

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    Inside job!!!! Insurance scam!!!!! Unhappy customer or business partner !!!! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Muslim shop here, Muslim shop there!! Is Sri Lanka a Muslim country? Sri Lanka has already been Muslimized and is going to be another Pakistan, Malaysia, Maldives, etc. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Gnanasara thero (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is only making sure that Sri Lanka is not another victim of Muslimization. Arrest Badudeen and Sali first!!!!

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      John,

      Do you still want to call him a ‘thero’?
      Be careful, or one day ‘Buddhist extremism’ might become a phrase as much referred to as the islamist one these days…

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    Stop pussy footing before someone loses their life. There was enough warning signs and the govt did nothing and this is done in the name of religion so these people should sue the govt and the Mahanayake’s of all the chapters.

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      Burt, –Go sue Badudeen, Sali, Hakeem, and other terrorist breeding Muslim organizations.

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      Burt, it is you Tamil catholics that are barbarians, Catholics had crusades, Tamils are terrorists. Sinhala people are fighting back for their survival.

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        Jim… When you talk shit, please talk softly…???

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        Dumb Softy,

        Aren’t the minorities trying to survive in Sri Lanka, when extremist thugs from the majority persecute them with impunity? Are you that thick?

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        Jimsofty,
        “Sinhala people are fighting back for their survival”.. Very fraction of Sinhala people are into these BBS trap. Rest of them know the need of the hour in SL, and it is not extremism or terrorism.

        You few ‘boru chandiyas’ only know to set fire on innocent people shops as they keep quiet. For me, I feel shame to slap on the person for 2nd time when he did nothing against me when I hit him first time.

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    May Gods curse be upothe perprators, those who are behind this and upon those who enjoy this ith miserable happiness

    Lets wait for the Ditta dhamm in many fold

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      God is probably on the curse for the past arrogant mistakes. But the real curse from the Day Britannians palm off this Island isthe law and order never ready to be in action.

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      But you were praising Allah, rejoicing, dancing in the streets, holding victory parades and distributing biriyani and wattlapam, when hundreds of thousands of Tamils were killed raped and their homes and possessions were destroyed burnt and looted by the Sinhalese and Muslims and the Sri Lankan armed forces. Then you praised Allah and asked him to bless these same people killing, raping Tamils and looting their possessions and why only now you want the same Allah to curse the same people when they are doing it to you.
      Pandi Kutti saw all this from my pig sty and was so traumatised that I forgot to roll in the mud. Ungrateful creature, the island’s Tamils had always helped you converted Dravidian wretches from the time you fled your South Indian homeland. First gave refuge in the Puttalam and north west coast of the former Jaffna kingdom and then when you fled Portuguese persecution in the Tamil east.

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        And is this how LTTE brainwashed you to carry out suicide missions? Pandi Kutty, half the history books that you used, seem to have been burnt by bombing? Go find other half, once fully understood get back to comment on history

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          Only thing brain washed is you with your fake Arab origin and Wahhabi philosophy and not Pundi Kutti. What he states is correct. No one had to brainwashed by the LTTE , brutal Sinhalese state repressing and Muslim backstab big opportunist was there for everyone to see. Do not abuse or blame the messenger. The truth is unpalatable but it is the truth. The thing with you Muslims is that you still want to fawn to the Sinhalese racists and attack the Tamils, despite being Tamil by ethnicity. Can never be trusted. Most probably now will start attacking me too.

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      The Sinhalese never had done anything but despise and persecute you but you still joined with them to kill rape loot the island’s Tamils, commit horrific war crimes on them , go the UN and other Muslim countries and lied for the Sinhalese and praised Allah. Now when your former partners in genocide, the Sinhalese have turned on you. You want Allah to curse them. Whom do you think god is? Remember once the Eelam Tamils with their large territory and ancient history in the island were finished off. It will be just a cake walk for the Sinhalese to finish you converted Dravidian immigrants from South India and the Indian origin estate Tamils , both people with recent history in the island and with no historical land or territory. You never realised this and the Sinhalese just used you for their long term genocidal dance.

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        Errm..my family hid their tamil servants in the cupboards when the sinhalese were burning alive your people with tyres around them in borella junction, I know muslims who saved their tamil employees and didn’t sell them out by hiding them, now these same tamils are living in Canada, we muslims are not all the same and the ltte wiped the north of all Muslims and persecuted them, maybe some tamils helped the muslim in the north like my family helped the tamils in colombo. Maybe :)

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          May be your family hid your Tamil servants for selfish reasons as they wanted someone to serve them. Oh by the way Sri Lankan Muslim are also Tamil by ethnicity and not Moor of Arab , however most Muslims joined with the Sinhalese establishment , racists and armed forces in the south and ironically in the east, where they were given refuge by the Tamils, from Portuguese and then Sinhalese persecution a few centuries ago, and killed raped looted, ethnically cleansed and committed war crimes on the island’s Tamils. This is a fact and you and a few Sinhalese and Muslims families hiding their Indian origin Tamil domestics , friends and relatives is not going to change this fact. If most Sinhalese and Muslims did not support Sinhalese racism at that time this would not have happened. Many Germans also hid and protected Jews during the Nazi era but this does not hide the fact the vast majority were with the Nazis and their racist agenda.

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          You saved your Indian origin domestics as it was your responsibility , as they were under your care and living in your house. It would have indeed been odd , if Sinhalese or Muslim thugs walked into your home and only harmed your Indian origin Tamil domestics and nothing else happened. You also hid and saved them for selfish reasons as if they had been harmed or they fled, there would not have been anyone to cook clean and to all the household chores.
          Just because a few Muslims and Sinhalese harboured their Tamil friends relatives and domestics from the wrath of the mob does not mean the vast majority of the Muslims and Sinhalese were behind the mobs. Goodness a Muslim minister was organising Muslim thugs to attack Tamils and other Muslim politicians were mum and were openly siding the Sinhalese. In contrast Tamil politician’s are openly condemning what happened to the Muslims.

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            RSS, Once they are Muslims, all are Muslims. If they are Tamils, you divide them into caste buckets. That’s one reason why through out history why Tamils were considered easy convertibles and approached by Christian missionaries, Muslims mosques and Sinhalese resulting 2000+ years of Tamil existence still shaky and making you minorities and live on mercies. Hope you take it constructive!

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              Once they are Muslims only Muslims. What nonsense, they are Muslims by religion but still Tamil by ethnicity . Do not confuse religion with ethnicity , people belonging to the same ethnicity belong to different religions. You get Tamil Hindus Christians Muslims and Jains , just like you get Arabs who are Muslims Christians and Druse. You get Punjabis who are Hindu, Sikh and Muslim. Chinese Muslims Christians, Buddhist, Confusion, etc.
              Only in Sri Lanka has a religion been made into and ethnicity. it was easy as 99% of the Muslims in Sri Lanka are Tamil speaking Dravidians and they all spoke the same language and followed the same form of Islam. However in other parts of the world it is not. Within the same country they belong to different ethnicities speak different languages and follow different forms of Islam , Hence all the fighting in the Middle east. Sunni against Shia. Arab against Turk against Iranian and all against the Kurds. and ask the ISIS.

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              The former Pakistan broke into two as the dark skinned Dravidian Bengali Muslim was treated like a second rate slave in their own land by the light skinned Punjabi and Pathan Muslims from the west. Even now in Pakistan the Sindhi and Balooch do not want to be part of Punjabi dominated Pakistan., North Indian Muslims and the Tamil and Kerala Muslims do not marry into each other. I’m Malaysia Malay Muslims treat the largely Tamil Indian Muslims like you as second rates and call them Mamaks. Where is all the Muslim brotherhood.
              There is caste system amongst the Tamils as well all South Asian people belonging to all ethnicities and religions. Including Muslims. In your Indian homeland Tamil Muslims strictly practise caste, unlike in Sri Lanka Marrikars and Lebbai Tamil Muslim communities remain endogamous and hardly intermarry. Christianity made inroads into the ancient Tamil country from ancient times. Thomas the apostle was martyred in Chennai . Tamils are the lease converted to other religions compared to other ethnic groups and is still a strong hold of Hinduism
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Tamil_Nadu

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          Contd: During the Nazi era many Germans saved Jews and hid them but the vast majority openly sided with the Nazi racists or just turned the other way and gave their tacit support. Just like what the Sinhalese and Muslims did, when Tamil genocide took place.
          One swallow does not make a summer. Similarly your family’s kindness only commends your family but not the rest of the Muslims. Pandi Kutti( weird name) is correct

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          Bless your family’s kind heart.

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    The Sri Lankan government is strangely silent again, no strong statements of condemnation for crimes against the Muslims and their businesses, and no signs of halting these crimes that can turn deadly for all? Who is behind these sudden attacks on the Muslim yet again, which could end in death and injuries, and escalate into another war?
    The Rajapaksa’s were quiet when this went on the last time, and it ended in Muslims being killed in Aluthgama, so what makes PM Ranil and President Sirisena take that same route? Who is holding them back from acting like leaders who care for the safety and security of ALL Sri Lankans? Are the Muslim ministers going to act like they have no spine again, and not protect their people from racists who act like they own this country? Stop protecting these criminals, arrest them, jail them, and make them an example for others.

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    How many are willing to take him at his word?

    “Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today denied allegations of any connection with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or the recent attacks aimed at Muslim owned shops. In a facebook post, Rajapakse strongly condemned the false rumours linking his name with the BBS and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe in connection with the atrocious burning of Muslim owned shops in the recent past.”

    All this crap started 4/5 years ago and there is documented evidence as to who was supporting these faggots in robes. Like the phone call taken by Weerawansa and the Police officer in charge at Galle.

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    weakest police in the world , that punk gnanasara , a new rambo is with a VIPs wife.A flower pooja is a good idea.

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      Ruy; who is that VIP, you ?. Ask your wife to behave.

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        Dumb Jimmy,
        Its Gnanasara sleeping with his abithiya.

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          “ven” in Ven. Gnanasara does not refer to ‘venereal disease carrying’. Muslims try to portray our Maha Gnanasara like he is sexually promiscuous. But he is not. He is a role model for you all Muslims

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            “But he is not. He is a role model for you all Muslims “———–
            ————-Except when he is arrested for drunk driving.

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    Those people who are doing immense harm to Muslim business establishments are doing it to please those clergymen who are inciting them, and are succeeding due to the tacit support of the police and with certain corrupt core government officials . This is the same modus-operandi they used on the Tamil people until they got fed-up and decided to fight for their rights for self determination, whilst many were even afforded opportunities to migrate to foreign destinations to escape the violence. We already know the resulting consequences with so many lives lost in battle, and the bitter memories of hate and acrimony which still exists to this very day. It looks like these mad monks have not, and probably will never learn their lessons and are now out to taste the blood of the next minority group, the Muslims, for a start by destroying their livelihoods and attacking their core religious beliefs. This is purely based on politics and a need to get into power and topple governments, and in the process the Muslims are being used as cannon fodder. The Muslim politicians collective responsibility to speak out for and safeguard their community have become irrelevant and persona-non-grata. Waiting until doomsday or disaster strikes like a bolt from the blues? No amount of excuses will ever suffice when the first killings take place, since the writings and warnings have always been up on the wall – code RED. Patience and forebearing in the face of adversity has been the clarion call and the Muslim public have responded positively in good faith, hoping an end in sight to this impending crisis. The world is watching and if this situation gets worse and goes out of hand, it will tarnish the image of Buddhism, the Sinhalese people and the country at large. From the ensuing turmoil, a tough-man will emerge from the Muslim community who will demand and encourage a fight for their rights, which could mean another ‘Abu-Sayaf’ like renegade force as in the Philippines, causing enough headaches for the government in power. May be that is exactly what these ‘monks gone mad’ want for this country and its people.

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      Buddhist image has already been tarnished by Sri Lanka and Burma. I know several westerners who were shocked at this ugly side of buddhism

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    Mahiyanganaya is sinhale buddhist heritage site. para muslims have nothing to do with that site. they should stay away from sites like that. very much justifiable attack. it is duty of sinhale youths to prevent muslims lamenting five times a day ‘there is no god but Allah only god that deserved to be worshipped inside our heritage sites,. very happy news. likewise muslims should be chased out of all our heritage sites.

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      ranjith(sprrw) ————————————————————————————–
      //”Mahiyanganaya is sinhale buddhist heritage site. para muslims have nothing to do with that site.”// ———————————————————————————————NOT ONLY Mahiyanganaya , ALL OF LANKA IS SCARED LAND OF THE NATIVE VEDDAH AETHHO. The Para-Indian Sinhala “Buddhists”. The Para-Indian Tamil “Hindus”., The Para-Indian Tamil and non-Tamil “Muslims”, other Paras and their Unproven Para Beliefs, such as Para-Indian Buddhism, Para-Indian Hinduism, Para-Indian Islam, Para-Indian Christianity, etc. are all Para, and they should get BACK to their PARA HOMELAND IN INDIA, BENGAL, ORISSA, BIHAR, TAMIL NADU NORTH INDIA, MIDDLE EAT, AFRICA, AND EUROPE.———————————————This include Para Sinhala Indian Ganasara. and their Para- Indian supporters—————————————————————————————————–

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations.————————————————————–Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.——————————————————————–https://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/abs/jhg2013112a.html

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    I am extremely moved by the Muslims response ,it is Ramadan you have behaved beautifully ,

    God is aware and he is with you .

    He will show his justice soon. It is such jealousy ,it seems they have not an atom of business talent in them ,the only way they know is destroy the Muslim and take ,100% control ,a very very Nazi attitude, Hitler did it to the the Jews and destroyed his whole nation. May God Give Muslims the strength of patience during this heart breaking period .

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    Don’t even feel like making a comment. This is now becoming a non-issue. If anybody thinks that they can incite Buddhists by doing this, it is a joke. —– In a village like Mahiyanganaya and in a city like Dematagoda – arsoning Muslim shops equally don’t sit well. —— The man who went on a foot bike to set fire onto two places (I don’t know whether it was the same man) without any fear to be caught, without even looking around, without any fear that somebody will follow him – all these are strange. —– It looks like as if he wanted to get caught. Something uncanny is here. Now he is in the police custody. If he has said that he acted on the instructions of so and so, it won’t be a surpise. This is a mockery. —-This is an insult to genuine Buddhists. The Police should arrest all those who set fire, bring them to Courts and end this drama once and for all.

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        There was no reason to remove the comment. I had only appreciated how far Sinhala Buddhist have come and posted a clip of a Sinhala Buddhist to be fair.

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        Thanks CT for being fair. I standby everything I said so far. This fire in Mahiyanganaya is strange. —— There are certain Muslims too, behind other attacks.—— Without their connection, these attacks wouldn’t have been successful. One can do one attack may be two attacks, but not a chain of attacks. “Even before finding the cause, Muslims accuse Buddhists”. —– It looks like the “partners in crime” are acting in accordance with what people are questioning.—– Look at the way the Story is unfolding. 1. First the attacks were “not major”, they were “simple” and happened where there were “no CCTV cameras”. 2. Then suddenly “there were CCTV cameras” as if an answer to people’s questioning. 3. Then there were “precautions” to minimize the fire after the attack. Eg: water-bottle-firefighters and removing gas cylinder. 4. Then when the simplicity of attacks were being questioned, “now it is becoming somewhat major”. 5. Beware, Police, next will be a major Reputable Shop/a major Mosque/somebody’s House.—- At this point it is pretty easy to predict.—– Who wants a religious riot actually? Buddhists, Muslims or the Government, to be precise the Minister of Law&Order? I have to name him. This went this far due to his inaction and deliberate delay in investigations as if he expects these incidents to escalate by number and by nature.—– He did this in the North and now doing it in the South.—— If there are riots, Emergency Law will be necessary which will use as a tool for UNP/Government’s many problems. Suppression/violence/terror are what they are good at. Freedom, democracy and peace were never in their books. They have already succeeded in suppression and violence. The next will be terror. By looking at the history of successive UNP Governments, the prediction is super easy.

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      Dear Chumps,
      ——–“Don’t even feel like making a comment. “———————Right ho, dear pleeease don’t. You always end up with egg on your face and you have run away. ————-Saying nothing is safer.

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      Why do some people connect every attack to Gnanasara Thero? There should be a hidden motive. I think what Gnanasara Thero said was correct. The Thero said some people want to jail him and then harm him inside the cells or while taking to Courts. (Wimal also had the same threat to his life. Luckily he is out of jail now). —– Someone or a group of people is targettting Gnanasara Thero’s life. —– To be fair, I should say I DON’T think it is Muslims. They may want him to be arrested but not to be assassasinated, for sure. Or some interested parties are (mis)using some Muslims, seem to me they are unaware, to harm Gnanasara Thero and then create tension and uncontrollable riots throughout the country. Because, to me all this is a tangled mess. People don’t even know the cause of the fire or the motive behind attacks, may be it is personal may be not, because during 1989 riots many people were targetted for personal reasons, but promptly point their fingers at Gnanasara Thero. —– I don’t know where the Thero is right now. But the President should instruct the Police to protect his life without subjecting his life to be an easy target. — If Muslims are wise, they should stay away from “this drama” because if something happened to the life of Gnanasara Thero, ultimately the real interested parties will put it on Muslims.——I said this from the very beginning of my comments. There should be a reason for the M/Law & Order not taking this serious and investigate it when the first attack happened. He wants the blame to be placed on Buddhists. I reiterate this fact.—– Arrest “real culprits” who attacked Muslim businesses and put them behind bars. It is not Gnanasara Thero. It is obvious.

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        Hey Champa –
        Why do some people connect every attack to Gnanasara Thero?

        You call this fellow a Thero? Thero of what? He is simply a low life hoodlum. From 1950 – 2009 the Tamils pissed you off and now the Muslims are pissing you off. What is next the Sindhis, Boras and the Burghers? Insecure little prick.

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    Gnanasaraya the bitch is taking the country to a new war. There will be a time when Muslims retaliate. This economic destruction cannot go without a end. This militia has to be stopped. Or there will be grave consequences for Sri Lanka as a nation. Gnanasaraya wants a 1983 repeat in 2017 July. Government is sleeping. Wijedasa is giving protection to Gnanasaraya.

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    It is possible that WR and SR along with MS behind these torching.

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    Champa ,I agree to a certain extend with you , but what is disturbing further is the complete media blackout ,except CT ,and so far many reliable sources have unofficially confirmed the incidents, The Muslims are full aware only a very tiny low minded segment of the majority is involved with foreign involvement. Truth will surface soon. My only hope is Madam Chandika ,she will do the needful ,she is the only sincere politician still around ,
    And no condemnation from. any religious heads is still disturbing. Muslims need to reach out to The Rev. Archbishop to engage in a dialogue with The Rev.High Priests of The Buddhist. Muslims must once and for all face this , you need to see if Ghnanasera’s ( am no more obliged to call him Rev.after he insulted the lord of Abraham the most high) accusations have any truth and if the muslim ancestors have done any intentionally or unintentionally, it need to be corrected immiie dietly ,no need to beat around the bush, what is rightfully Buddhist’s if proven must be returned and peace must be fostered

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    Soon all Muslim nations in the world declare war against their brothers in SL….but there won’t be any action because. all Asian Muslims are converted Hindus ..and all SL muslims are converted Tamil Hindus .

    Import camels from Saudi Arabia then carry a green flag hold a card board sword and march to teach a lesson to these attackers.

    During 30 s without realizing the fire power of British ….Saudi religious fanatic Ikwan solders went on camels and challenged with sword…later found dead and dried in hot Saudi deserts .

    Why not SL Muslims approach western Islamic countries like Canada..Australia…and Britain for help.

    In Middle East now Koran readers are against each others neck ..in Kattankudy with Qatar funds Kuran readers are attacking Koran readers .

    Remember you are paying for your sins …

    Cheers

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    Write about Muslim fascist ideologies too. The Sharia that they’re trying to spread here, the tales of pedophiles and child marriages, and recent death of domestic violence.

    You’re just doing propaganda against Sinhalese and Buddhists, nothing else.

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      Please tell more and provide evidence or is this a manifestation in your sick head. :)

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    Recently it was found that certain social web site were attempting to spread fall’s information among general public saying that extremist groups were behind anti Muslim activities such as burning and destroying Muslim properties in the country. Burning of a Muslim person owned tea factory in Navalapitiya and a shoe shop in Mahiyanganaya on 09 June 17 ,were given vast propaganda through the social media.How ever ,according to the investigations it revealed, both the incident’s were taken place due to a leakage of electricity. Adjoining shops owned by Sinhala traders were also burnt in the fire in Mahiyanganaya. But, social media highlighted only the burning of Muslim shoe shop ,with out mentioning any other’s.All these propaganda help only to grow disharmony among the all the communities. Finally we condemn such fall’s information that lead to heart the harmony and peaceful existence among all the communities.

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    Ranjiya [Edited out] , has proven beyond all doubts that he is ill begotten by his verbal abuses on a public forum and with zero knowledge of history ,thus has no idea of what heritage all about is…

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    Cholan ,be not be too cheerful of the adversities of Muslims , tomorrow may be yours and who knows it may be even worse
    1983 ,it was mostly the Muslims who saved your folks ,I will not Generalise neither. Tamils or Sinhalese ,all camps have their evil ill begottens of Cholans and Ranjiyas ,there are plenty of Tamils
    Who to date are grateful and Sinhalese of good stock who knows the goodness that have derived from Muslims ,they
    Will never resort to behaviours of the I
    Ill – Begotten ..

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      Tamil never danced when Muslims were attacked…but Muslims celebrated the death and destruction of Tamils ….muslims in North-East have become traitors by helping to Sinhala forces ..talking Tamil at home practice Tamil traditions but even today looting Hindu temples in the East ..he he he these Thoppies today are trying to rule Tamils ..every time there is a political solution it is these Muslim thoppies who had sabotaged ..this is history

      Tamils in the East are paying for the generosity of their ancestors who have provided lands for Muslims even gave their women to Muslims when these ungrateful thoppies were massacred by Portuguese and came to East to save their life.

      Before PORTUGESE arrival there were no muslims in North-East.

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        Tamils never gave the lands or women to Muslims due to generosity, but most of the Tamils were converted by Muslims as well as others in history for equality (where there is no casteism), English education and poverty related reasons. During Portugese period, Muslims were robed, massacred and subject to ethnic cleansing. At many instances, Muslims also joined with Tamils as well as Sinhalese to oppose and attack Portugese.

        It is not something new that Tamils, throughout history have attempted to categorize the Muslims as belonging to the Tamil race, for their selfish reasons to eliminate the unique Muslim identity while ancient Arabs were trading partners of Tamils in south India that made it a mandatory to learn Tamil, and this is how Tamil became mostly spoken language of Muslims. And also, Islam attracted less privileged low caste Tamil origins in Jaffa for equality factors as mentioned earlier.

        Muslims were against LTTE, and not against Tamils. I guess you’re not willing to differentiate Tamils from LTTE.

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          @ Richard

          Thanks for accepting that SL Muslims are all converted Tamil Hindus….In Tamil Nadu Muslims call themselves as Tamils it is common Muslims women wear flowers and many visit Hindu temples there..You don`t have even an ounce of Scientific or Historical evidence that you are related to Arabs …Islam reached todays South India through then Muzri port in todays Kerala then Tamil Sera Kingdom..what is your unique identity where this available here?
          Arabs treat Asian Muslims as shits because these people are all converted Hindus …according to Historians todays Bangladesh people were migrated from South India and they are Dravidians .
          There was no Muslims in M-E before the arrival of Europeans ..it was the Mookuwa chiefs who have welcomed these Muslims from Puttalm and gave lands..food ..even women to marry …and now you are showing gratitude for this by trying eliminating Tamils from their. ancestral lands with Sinhala Forces and government.

          Every Muslim village in Eastern province is pure Tamil name ..but now these jokers are changing Kattankudy and Eravur as mini Saudi Arabia…Tamils never raped a Muslim girl or women but your muslim home guards with Sinhala forces raped our women…latest news from Muttur three 11 years old Tamil girls were raped by Muslims during the month of Ramadan …the culprits are still there but never ever mosque or any muslims will expose these rapists.

          If you want unique identity stop speak Tamil at home stop practicing Tamil culture at home .

          Cheers

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    Cholan must remember it is their beloved brotheren Karuana and clan who betrayed them and sadistically watched with no remorse or guilt at all of all the assaults and rest that was done to his people ,shamelessly you point fingers at Muslims . what a miserable joker

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    Why can’t people be peaceful? why can’t we live together and not want to kill each other? Why cant we set an example of communal harmony to the rest of the world? Why are they so JEALOUS of their muslim brothers? Don’t they understand businesses help communities, they want to drive the Muslims out to where? Muslim countries in Middle East? But middle east is full of Sri Lankan non muslims their mothers, sisters wives are maids earning to provide for their trigger happy male family members to burn muslim owned shops and victimise them! Sad. Don’t be jealous, there are rich muslims and poor muslims like there are rich sinhalese and poor sinhalese.

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      @Mohammed & Richard

      Tamil will be always grateful for Western SL Muslims who helped and saved them during anti-Tamil riots…this is because. of ethnic affinity.

      But Tamil in N-E will never ever forget or forgive your Muslims brothers who are living among Tamils and earning because. of Tamils for their destruction ..killings ..sabotage to Tamils collaborating with Sinhala Army.

      Do you know when Muslim small time traders travel to Sinhala areas they prefer to spend night at a Tamil owned shop ? Because. they can trust only Tamils for their safety .

      Cheers

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    “……………………………………………………………………..Gnanasara told the IGP to take action against the senior police officers in the area as they were not working according to the wishes of the Buddhist clergy”

    Why should they?
    Sri Lanka is not yet a Theocratic State.
    Is Gnanasara trying to establish one?
    Will he choose clergymen like Sumanaratne Thero as one of his ministers, if this happens?

    This statement of Gnanasara shows in which direction the country is going, and shows why the IGP and his men are “unable” to apprehend him.
    The behaviour of the Minister of Justice who visited Sumanaratne Thero after the latter threatened in filthy language , and attempted to assault, a grama sevaka, in the presence of policemen, may appear to confirm that this regime will not arrest Buddhist clergymen for any crime.
    This emboldens Gnanasara and those who support, encourage and assist hooligans who set fire to muslim owned business establishments.

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    All extremists are politely reminded that

    THIS IS SRILANKA

    and whatever you do We will drink tea and jolly well carry on.

    Thank you

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      ha..ha, very true

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