10 April, 2021

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Aba Saranai: BBS barbarity On Muslims In Aluthgama – All What I Saw And Heard

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

On seeing the pictures and videos in YouTube of the horrendous crimes committed by the   Sinhala Zionist Bodu Bala Sena, on 15 Sunday and 16 Monday June 2014, I decided to visit the affected areas to see the destruction and speak to people there.

On Thursday 19 June, I visited these areas together with retired SP Abdulrahman Abedeen. There we met Naim Master, a popular retired principal and a well known activist, who took us around .On the way we saw the scale of the destruction which I never thought could happen especially after the 30 year ethnic war following the July 1983 anti Tamil pogrom.

The areas visited include Aluthgama,Beruwala, Dharga Town, Adhikarigoda, Meeraatchikanda, Welipitiya and Seenawatta. I spoke to victims from all walks of life from all affected areas.

People spoke openly and freely about all what they had experienced and seen. They were victims and eye witnesses to the shameless looting, carnage and wanton destruction of their properties under the cover of curfew with the full backing of the Special Task Force- STF-and the police.

With no other alternative Muslims helplessly watched their properties in flames not knowing whom to turn to or what to do.  Here is all what they said and all what I had seen.

This carnage did not take place at the spur of the moment as the Bodu Bala Sena and its collaborators try to project to mislead the people. Instead it was a very well planned and meticulously executed conspiracy with the cooperation of the police, STF and several other government establishments to destroy Muslim economy and make them paupers.

Curfew, STF, police and the government’s protection to BBS facilitated the smooth implementation of the carnage on the harmless, unarmed and powerless Muslims of the area.

For more than three months Muslims in the area had been hearing rumors of an impending attack on them .They even had heard that this would happen when President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa were out of the country.

To begin with on 27 April 2014 around 3.30 in the morning Ahmed Khan’s shop was gutted down at Aluthgama. Ahmed Khan began his business career in the pavement and by sheer hard work built the building where his business was located. Some Sinhalese traders were jealous of his success. So they decided to destroy his business. Muslims believe that the conspiracy to destroy his shop and building was hatched at the nearby Buddhist Temple.

Since then anti Muslim sentiments had been boiling up in and around Aluthgama.

It was in this atmosphere that, on the Poson Poya Day, an incident involving a Sinhalese van driver and a Muslim man took place in the bend of a very narrow road at Adikarigoda near Kanduruwatta Temple behind Dharga Town Hospital.

There was heated argument between the two. The monk in the van who managed to settle the dispute went to the nearby temple. The rumor that this monk was assaulted, a fabricated lie by BBS to suit its evil design, spread like wildfire inciting the innocent Sinhalese in and around the area.

Later the monk was forced to lodge a complaint in the police stating that he was assaulted by the Muslim man. Muslims believe that the monk refused but was forced to do so.

In a related development the monk was taken to Aluthgama Hospital to admit him to build up a case. Dr Damayanthi Weerasinghe at Aluthgama Hospital who examined the monk found nothing wrong with him and refused to admit him. From there he was taken to Dhargha Town government hospital where he was examined by Dr Isma Mahfal who too refused to admit him as he had no problem.

The monk was later taken to Nagoda government hospital where he was admitted believed to be under political pressure.  According to unconfirmed report two leading JHU members were seen in the hospital with the mink for long.

The growing tension was common knowledge. Muslims in the area were restless and frightened as they were aware of the government’s refusal to stop BBS vandalism. BBS gangsters wanted to organize a public meeting to protest against the so called attack on the monk and whip up anti Muslim hysteria.

Any sensible person should know the danger involved in allowing a public meeting and that too a BBS meting to be addressed by its general secretary Gnanasara Thera who is not a man of peace but the personification of all evil- a demon garbed in saffron robes.

Realizing the seriousness of the situation and the danger involved to Muslim families and their properties, politician Azath Sally wrote to the Inspector General of Police requesting him not to allow the BBS meeting as Gnanasara Thera could ignite communal violence and set ablaze the area.

Yet the meeting and the procession were allowed with no concern at all for the security of Muslims. As expected Gnanasara Thero incited the people to attack Muslims. Gnanasara Thera’s full speech is there in the YouTube for everyone to see.  He ended the speech by saying Muslim businesses “aba saranai”.

As he ended his speech there began an attack on an electrical shop in Dharga Town looting around four million rupees worth of goods before burning the building. There were police officers and the owner of the shop pleaded with them to stop the attack.

Their response was “we have no order to do so” and thus turned the blind eye to this vandalism.

The Sinhalese who were incited went on a procession. In the process they and went berserk, as shown in the video, and few of them started pelting stone towards the crowd in the mosque premises while mosque officials tried to calm down Muslims- as shown in the picture. Photos and videos clearly show that the pelting of stones was started by the mob in the procession.

With the carnage spreading people, especially those lived in the midst of Sinhalese, began to flee for safer places such as mosques, schools and relatives’ houses in the Muslim majority areas.

In the midst police curfew was enforced at 6.45 PM on Sunday 15 June 2014.

Muslims were trapped in the places where they were. Those who lived close to their homes tried to go, but were baton charged by the STF for breaking the curfew. However they were shocked   to see the Sinhalese freely walking on the roads and also driving vehicles.

While Muslims were confined to their houses during curfew hours systematically organized looting, plundering, burning of commercial and residential properties and all such crimes continued under the watchful eyes of the STF and the police. In some cases the STF too participated in the attacks and looting.

In places like military Road there was a mob of more than 2000 with weapons, chemicals and all other such things needed for the destruction of this scale.

The gangsters brought Lorries, pickups and other vehicles during curfew hours, chased out people from their houses and loaded all the household items into vehicles before setting fire to the buildings. This happened while the STF watched.

It didn’t take long for Muslims to realize that the curfew was to facilitate the carnage and not to protect them. They were all confined to their homes for more than 36 hours until Tuesday 8 am. There was shortage of food.

The question is if the country’s defense is impartial how this violence could and carnage take place, which ordinary citizens cannot understand in any stretch of imagination.

The gangsters were not from the area but outsiders. They were brought in during curfew hours by buses and vans. In one incident they saw that of a bus load of thugs half of them were boys of around 20 years old and the remaining were women in white clothes. Boys wore helmet and face cover to hide their identity while women wore bags in their hips. They took small stones like thing from their bags tied to their hips and began throwing at these houses before they were set on fire by their male thugs.

Muslims later found out they were all well trained and organized professionals. They threw chemicals first before setting fire to buildings.

In a 150 year old house, more than 3.5 million rupees worth of antique furniture was looted before setting fire to the house. The gangsters loaded this furniture in vehicles during curfew hours while STF watched. In all other houses they searched and plundered valuables such as jewelry, cash and even clothes and food before burning the building.

An elderly lady, a retired teacher in her early eighties, was busy reciting the Holy Quran when the BBS murderous thugs came. She was shocked, frightened and didn’t know what to do when the thugs began hitting at the door demanding her to open it.

In fear she ran to the kitchen and managed to open the rear door to hide herself in the nearby paddy field behind her house. However her mobile phone was with her. She remained in the field in darkness until her daughter contacted her from Colombo late in the night.

She said there is a nearby Sinhalese van owner who used to park his van in her premises. In fact when her daughter comes from Colombo, she used to park her new car outside and allow the Sinhalese man to park his vehicle inside. On the day of the carnage he did not come to park the van and she had not seen him since then. She feels terribly hurt that people who lived like one family could be part of this hooliganism.

On Sunday night around 9.30 a mob of more than 400 backed by STF began moving towards Sheikh Madhar Mosque at Welipitiya. Muslims gathered in close vicinity to save the mosque.

The two sides confronted each other about 100 yards from the mosque leading to fierce fight when the STF shot dead two Muslims. The Muslims asked why the STF didn’t shoot the mob instead of shooting those who are defending themselves.

One of them killed has three daughters of the age group of around eight, four and two months.

A Muslim owned apparel factory which employed 400 Sinhalese girls was destroyed at Mirisuwatta, at 11:15am on Monday the 16 of June 2014.  The management said;

“On the morning of the same day the monk of the Mirisuwatte Viharaya of Itthapana, the Ven. Halpitigala Amithasiri came to our factory Greatways apparel, premises with a group of 20 persons and asked   us to close the factory and send the workers home. He said there will be an impending attack on the Factory. Then at about 11:15 am a violent mob of about 60 people approached the factory .This attack was backed by this very same priest of the Mirisuwatte viharaya Ven Halpitigala Amithasiri. They first started stoning the premises, broke the perimeter wall and came in to the premises. Then they went on a violent spree of breaking windows and damaging the property including two motor vehicles.They then set fire to the property. The estimated loss is around Rs. 50 million.

This factory was established in 1997 and employs 400 personnel of which 99% are Sinhalese. We used to produce around 40,000 pieces of garments a month. Now all our orders amounting to US$2 million for the rest of the year are on a standstill and the factory remains closed. .Our foreign buyers have lost confidence as we were unable to complete deliveries andd future orders are at stake. Repair and restoration of the factory will take time due to very high cost involved.

We provided around seven million rupees worth of business to the traders in the area. All of them are affected now.

The girls who lost their jobs wanted to protest near the temple. The monk, who came to know this, deployed the police before the demonstration. Thus the workers could not hold their peaceful protest.

The police which prevented the demonstration started taking statements from the workers to know who instigated this protest. The workers boldly told all what had happened and the role of the priest Ven. Halpitigala Amithasiri.

These attackers were from the area and the workers know the culprits. However the police refused to record any statement on the role of Ven. Halpitigala Amithasiri.

This is the ridiculous state of affairs.

In a related development they said that all injured Muslims admitted to Nagoda government Hospital were not provided any medical treatment. One compassionate nurse tried to help them was told by the director of the hospital not to enter the ward where these injured Muslims were admitted.

Muslim patients heard a monk saying that“we will not treat Muslims. We will make them rot and die for attacking a monk”.

A 16 year old Muslim teenager, Mohamed Askar, who was admitted to Nagoda government Hospital with leg injury, was not given any treatment for four long days. Finally when he was taken to Kalubowila Hospital his condition deteriorated and his leg was amputated.

Asker’s brother and uncle travelled in Deputy Minister Feizar Musthapa’s vehicle to Colombo to see Asker in the hospital. On the way the car was stopped and some gangsters asked” Umbala Thambiayathe” and began attacking them. The two were severely damaged and robbed of Rs 30,000. This happened while deputy minister’s security simply watched.

In view of the growing violence and the curfew Dharga Town Muslim Balika College closed its hostel and the inmates were held up nearly dying at the hands of the BBS thugs. There was no way for them to get back to their homes.

It was the compassionate United National Party parliamentarian Palitha Thevaraperuma who took them in his vehicle which came under attack by BBS thugs on Monday 16 night. His vehicle was smashed.  The MP lamented that he and his group were attacked while the police and the STF were idly watched during curfew hours.

Earlier the MP went on the same night to inquire about the helpless people at Dharga town, when he saw a group of terrorists carrying rods, poles, clubs and swords surrounding Muslim women and some children and getting ready to kill them. The MP had immediately alighted from the vehicle and saved the women and children. The MP was attacked after he took the distraught Muslim women into his vehicle.

‘Among the would be victims of the BBS, who I saved and took into my Dolphin Van were an old woman, a pregnant woman and another woman with children of about the age 6, 7 and 13 years. When I was coming in the van with these forlorn women and children, BBS terrorists attacked them with rods, clubs, stones, missiles and sand filled bottles. A stone hit right on the head of an infant who was being carried on the arms. The mother too was hit by a sand bottle. The mother was admitted to Nagoda hospital, but the child was taken to Colombo although I think the child’s life is at stake because of the attack,’ the MP revealed.

‘What is most intriguing and rudely shocking is that these terrorists were freely mingling with the police. An STF vehicle was also parked on the side. After imposing the curfew, the police and the STF are together safeguarding the BBS terrorists who were attacking and committing murders. I managed to escape in my Van after colliding with the police jeep. My new van is a total wreck now. Glass pieces too have gone into my eyes,’ Palitha Thevaraperuma bemoaned.

Few miles away from Aluthgma was a very high quality goat breeding farm with about 1000 animals. This was the first of its kind in the country established with government support. Four Buddhist monks from the area visited the farm stating that they wanted to see the farm. The management allowed them. To their shock some people later came, accompanied by Buddhist monks, separated the animals and put them into one shed before destroying the building after stealing all the animals.

Some animals were cut and chopped in the most cruel and savage manner by the very same people who shout from rooftop on showing compassion to animals. People in general said these gangsters are not normal human beings but savages with a human faces.

They brought misery to Muslims and shame to the mainstream Sinhala Buddhist community.

Such was the lawlessness and beastly acts of behavior perpetrated on the Muslim community. With this lawlessness, while the government defence forces remain indifferent to the violence and rancor committed by BBS thugs, how could one seriously speaks of promoting peace and harmony among all communities?

This is today’s Sri Lanka.

Muslims have lost faith in the police, STF, fire brigade, medical authorities, monks and the government as a whole. They are sick of their politicians and the so called ulemas who over stepped their limits and collaborate with Sinhala powers to betray the community for personal benefits.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who told the 19 June 2014 cabinet meeting that the attack on the Muslims was “pre planned” described the carnage as MINOR INCIDENTS. Slamming the hartal which the Muslims organized to express their solidarity with the Muslim victims President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ‘Maha Loku’ Hartals Are Organized for Minor Incidents”.

However the Muslims there said that before President Rajapaksa makes this statement covering up the BBS carnage on Muslims, he should have visited the affected areas and seen to himself the barbarity instead of visiting the Kalutara Kachcheri.

Now the question is who   planned, organized, attacked and burnt Aluthgama Beruwala and Dharga Town? Where are   these thugs? Certainly they are here in the island and what prevents the government from arresting and punishing them?

How come the intelligence units have failed to gather information about them and stop this carnage?  The government’s failure to prevent this carnage on innocent Muslims, its protection to Gnanasara Thera and his gangs, its OSTRICH type style policy of defending the perpetrators at a time when its human rights records are probed is certainly not a good omen.

The question is where do we go from here and where the country is heading towards?

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    Latheef Farook –

    RE: Aba Saranai: BBS barbarity

    The Vedda Tribe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

    You need to expose the Para-Sinhala and Para-Sinhala Buddhists, as the Paras from South India, just like the other Paras.

    Also expose the lies and imaginations of Para Monk Mahanama of Mahawnsa Notoriety.

    Challenge them, to prove it is correct.

    Ask them to test their DNA,

    BBS is Para, BBS-is Para-Demala from South India.

    Copy, and print Amarasiri’s Poster everywhere in the Land of native Veddah

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      Amodasiri

      If everybody to you is Para answer these simple questions

      What clang you belong? Sound like a super-race
      What about Muslims? Including the writer Fak-rook?

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        You never read to understand a 2 dimension but your urge to kill seems more important like in the case of Hitler
        .
        What he says simply put is that para prefix means `offshot`

        You can never deny it because your DNA speaks for itself.

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    Amare, you need to stop all this ‘Para’ nonsense and ‘land of the Native Veddah’ crap. It is ball achingly boring and nobody knows what the hell you are talking about anyway.

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      Paul

      “It is ball achingly boring and nobody knows what the hell you are talking about anyway.”

      Around 1600 CE, very few knew what Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler were talking about, something about the moving Earth and stationary Sun…

      Even today, in 2014 CE, 25% of Americans, and close to 50% of South Asians,do not know what Copernicus,Galileo and Kepler were talking about.

      1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

      http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

      Not all the PARAS in Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah, know that they are PARAS from South India…

      Para is Shortened for Para-deshi, Foreigner.

      Native Veddah are Swa-deshi, o own- Natives., own-countrymen.

      The Vedda Tribe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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        It is the same with folk having hay fever and not knowing it until they become eczema and dermatitis sufferers due to contact with the ones who have it.

        Pool nool is another product of free education like U-Goochami.

        Lets bomb the para S & para T if they don’t leave at least to Mugabe land or Nigeria

        DNA dont lie about the `Lying Race` living in the island having travelled by hora oru/kallathoni.

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    Mr Farook’s factual account indicates the extent of the barbarity unleashed on the Muslims. Tamils had experienced its successively from 1958 onwards when the Muslims kept quiet or sided with the Sinhalese.
    Indeed, Mr Farook himself had negative comments about the Tamil reactions to their genocide in his last article.

    Interestingly, it is the TNA and overseas, the TGTE and the BTF, which have protested more than the Muslim ministers. The Muslims must give up their Waasi Pathata Hoya approach and realize that the Sinhalese who came for the Tamils are now coming after them. They wanted the Tamil jobs by chasing away the Tamils. Now, they want the Muslim businesses. So they are targeting Muslim businesses. Religion and language provide the cloaks for the brutality of these robed assassins and thugs. The government, like the old SLFP of Bandaranaike, has unleashed forces it will not be able to control.

    The Muslims must seek justice outside Sri Lanka. They have better access to such means than the Tamils. They have a network of Islamic states and organizations which they could approach so that the events recorded could be regarded as genocide. Muslim organizations must do this own their own than depend on their crooked Ministers. MR must have collected enough information about their misdeeds for them to talk against them. This project must be undertaken immediately so that more Muslim lives are not lost to the BBS and its protectors.

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      Well said, i accept it this is what happened to tamil also but they were not allowed. ppl were called out and burnt alive NO BODY SPOKE THE TRUTH COZ we were not affected. Tamils were attacked because they had a very powerful education background and buddhist didnt have. most of the tamils are working from NASA to GOOGLE check there generation all srilanka tamils. Buddhist can count the number of head because very less. you think prabrahan is a terrorist NO he was not a covered he was a person who sacrificed his life for his humannity when his community was dying or will people sacrifies their life of this NO they are not fools. Why did prabaharn attack muslims?? ppl might have doubts
      because no body cant bear when a community is just keeping there mouth shut and accepting the false. for example the current situation muslims are getting attacked and christian watch and supporting they will feel it when all the fishermens are killed with their own knife by the buddhist. like we are suffering now. THINK CHRISTIANS.
      BUT I WANT TO SAY WE MUSLIMS ARE ALSO SRILANKAN IF YOU TRY TO START WAR THEN WE HAVE COUNTRIES TO GO BUT YOU DONT ONLY CHINA. just imagine if muslims didnt support this srilanka no REVENU srilanka will become ethopia. and think if muslims holds hands with the tamils??? MY DEAR FELLOWS THINK WAR IS DANGERIOUS. THERE ARE GOOD BUDDHIST ONLY THEY CAN STOP COZ IF MUSLIMS OR OTHER RELIGION STOPS THEN THAT IS A PROBLEM SO PLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSS NO WAR NO VIOLANCE AND PPL PROTEST AGAINGST SRILANKA GOVERNMENT UNTIL THE BUDDHIST TERRORIST ARE ARRESTED INCLUDING HIS BROTHER GOTABAYA. or they will do it again and again like attacking nolimt

      PEACE PEACE PEACE PEACE peace peace peace

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    Latheef Farook,

    This is similar to what they did to Tamils in 1958, 1977, and 1983 anti-Tamil pogroms in fact Tamils suffered worse. After making Tamils paupers they want to make Muslims paupers. In fact they did this to Muslims in 1915 too. The Sinhalese society seems to be susceptible to this kind of madness instigated by blood thirsty monks from time to time.

    This is the pattern of Sinhala Buddhist racist state, the rulers and its agents since 1956.

    Now you can understand how they herded Tamils in the so-called No Fire Zones in Vanni and bombed and shelled them to kill more than 147,000 innocent civilians. That’s how they won the war illegitimately. They raped thousands of Tamil women too before killing them. They behave like savages in the 21st century.

    Muslims should take the matter to the UN too to find justice and freedom for their community to prosper and progress peacefully.

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      When 20-30 thousand Muslims were Chased Out of North,BY THE BRUTAL TAMIL TERRORISTS-LTTE,NONE OF THESE BLOODY SO CALLED MUSLIM PATRIOTS WERE,DEAF-DUMB & BLIND AND NEVER UTTERED A WORD AGAINST LTTE or TAMIL Terrorists!! It was the Sri Lankan Sinhalese Regime DEFEATED THE LTTE.
      So don’t talk bullshit!!

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        “When 20-30 thousand Muslims were Chased Out of North,BY THE BRUTAL TAMIL TERRORISTS-LTTE,NONE OF THESE BLOODY SO CALLED MUSLIM PATRIOTS WERE,DEAF-DUMB & BLIND AND NEVER UTTERED A WORD AGAINST LTTE or TAMIL Terrorists”

        Jay!
        please see what pran has to say about this atrocities. He is certainly the true sinhala buddhist speaking like a human being feeling the suffering. It is not the numbers that matter. There no difference between VP and the sinhala racists!

        Their methodology is simple,Call themselves victims and then systematically destroy their perceived enemy. I do not see hope until there is a revolution with in buddhist’s clergy!

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        Jay

        Stupid Die-Ass-Poo-ras has something to carry on. These buggers even sell their mums if they have something to bash Sinhalese and Buddhisam.

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          `These buggers even sell their mums `

          You mean puta madre negociante! The Muslims are general traders and you have been in bed with them for 66 years after independence while the Tamils have shown that they are enterprising and have successfully run the western corner shops with no beginnings or guidance but a very tough job.While the SB have never been a success with out the state push.

          Almost a million mums sold by Sihala Buddhist men to clean the toilets of medieval middle eastern camel filth-

          Back home these S.B. men like the orange sari men become pedophiles and incest breeding becomes a norm.

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            “Almost a million mums sold by Sihala Buddhist men to clean the toilets of medieval middle eastern camel filth- Back home these S.B. men like the orange sari men become pedophiles and incest breeding becomes a norm.”

            Lovely one Javi; never stop enjoying your pieces.

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          Umbo Gunchami

          “Stupid Die-Ass-Poo-ras has something to carry on”

          Yes thank you for reminding us diaspora is stupid. I take it that you meant both Tamil and Sinhala/Buddhist diaspora.

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      Thiru, I understand your plight. We as a nation should apologize to inhumane thing happened to the low abiding citizens of all ethnic backgrounds in 83( and prior years)particulaly and now at Alugama. But in general these all politicians doing and the minority of low IQ sinhalease(including monks- most of them can’t even recite a good, intelligent sermon with matching beginning middle and end- that is how low IQ these guys are. ) and economically deprived people are participating in that. but most Sinhalese people are not that narrow minded just so busy trying to educate their kids. The silent majority. Since there is no proper law and order in SL, politicians, police, STF – can make law on the go the normal people are so helpless. We all should get together and change that culture of lawlessness. Mr Farook thank you for sharing the truth. Its heart wrenching, this could happen to my dear friends of Islam faith, and Hindu faith and Christian faith. All I know is they all are really good human beings despite their religion. Being a good human or bad human has nothing to do with the religion it is a personal choice an individual make. And for a personal choices few people makes out of greed, lack of education, and misguiding, or blind faith, all the communities are paying for it, and we all Sinhalese be branded as racists. It is a shame. We all need justice, We shouldn’t stop until we all get it.

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      Some good news for you: “TNA Must Promote Accountability and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka by Exposing LTTE Human Rights Violations at the UN Probe” – Navi Pillay yesterday.

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        paul

        “Some good news for you”

        Why it is good news just for Thiru? It must be a good news for the entire people of this island.

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        Natural procedure as in any conflict.

        As before TNA can take the meeharak to water but making it drink is a matter for IAF.

        Just 3 days the job would be done like creation of Bangala- tell us when you are ready and we fly at dawn from center point undetectable by even Pakistani radar.

        NaMo ki Jai

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      you know why dumb srilankans dont know the other side what is happening they only watch rupavahine tv channel. and block all the videos of the truth what happened to tamils and tamil website and even this site because government is scared that if the people come to know the truth then will loose votes. Tamils were raped and bombed with shell
      srilankan only know to watch porn using proxies not other everybody including me i got into action after muslims were attacked. the fire in me could do anything and everthing BUT STILL I WANT PEACES
      i saw plenty of videos of tamils getting attacked by buddhist and musilms getting attaked by butthist and even christian’s. christian thinks BBS didnt attack RC so they are silent they knew you christians are divided THNIK. same thing happened to muslims. christians your waiting for you turn but that will be too late you wont have support like muslims tamils are silent and no help.

      NEED PEACE PEACE PEACE AND NO VIOLANCE

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    This account of atrocities is sickening and heart-rending.
    Muslims are traditionally industrious hard working businessmen – from pavement traders to factory owners – and progressed in the communities wherever they lived,even as politicians.
    Many have also distinguished themselves in the professions,even abroad.
    BBS evidently targeted them out of sheer jealousy.
    The worst aspect is the collusion of STF & police in the mayhem.

    If Mahinda Rajapakse is sincere,he must weed out the rotten elements in law enforcement – instead of talking about Maha Loku hartals for “minor incidents”.
    The world watches,meanwhile.

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      It is not just MR, Sinhalese are by nature insecure and jealous. They did this to the Tamils. MR was not there at the time. They found a reason to create riots and destroy business and Industries. MR is now exploiting this to his advantage. He knows that he will get the votes. He does not care about the Country as long as his family rules the country. Blame it on the minority.

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    UN and International pressure from OIC and Muslim countries muwt be brought to bear on the government to do proper investigation and bring to justice the miscreants responsible for this carnage. There is enough evidence in this write up itself to prove that Muslims in Sri Lanka have absolutely no confidence in any government investigation to serve justice. Rather they will try to buy over some victims (their old political tricks) to say opposing views, by giving distorted versions and muddy the facts, and thus prove to the world that the were not responsible, and those victims are the cause of their own problems. The cycle of impunity will just go on, whilst the wheels of justice will just grind to a halt. This is the fate of all minorities in our cursed country.

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    “Hate-mongering Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka have set off the country’s worst wave of anti-Muslim violence in years. A bloody rampage on June 15 in and near the southern city of Aluthgama left four Muslims dead, at least 78 people injured, and Muslim homes and businesses destroyed.”

    – NY Times Editorial

    I never thought I see the day the words “Buddhist” and “extremists” would be used in the same sentence! Well, apart from the constant foofies made by the Tamil terrorist rabble.

    Now it has happened. I don’t think Rajapasje realises the damage he is doing.

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      which means the Tamils were right all along, and the world has finally figured it out too.

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    Thank you very much for telling us the true story behind this incident. It was well planned and it is due communal jealousy of some Sinhalese this incident has taken place : the entire repsosbiblity for this should go to Police and STF. Unfortunatley, laws of jungle dominate in Sri Lanka . Law and order are replaced with disorders and chaotic situations .
    It is reported that 150 millions will be spent to rebuilt these houses and shops . What a non-sense is this,? Some people destroy and some others to rebuild. Whose money is this? It is public money? What stupidity is this ?
    Are these people really patriotically working for the greater interest of Sri Lanka ; no at all. BBS and it’s supporters are a curse for Sri Lanka: if Lankan President is a good man he should have resigned? He should have spoken against this ? What he did was he tried to justly BBS and his brother created it and public have to pay back
    Is this family fit to rule ?
    Whither SriLanka?

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      Dear Dr Rifai ,

      Are you the female (Medical)Doctor who resides in Dehiwala/Mt.lavania area ? hadn’t Mr Galagoda referred your name in that anti muslim meeting which took place on 15 of june ? what have you done to counter attack his claims ?

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    What Muslim should do
    1 First Muslims should unite
    2 Muslims in one voice should say to the government to arrest Gnanasara and his thugs and compensate the victims.
    3 Muslim Ministers should resign from the government if government does not meet the requests of the Muslims.
    4 Muslims should join hand with Opposition to defeat the government at elections.
    If Muslims remain disunited expect more attacks again and again.

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    99.99% of the Sinhala Buddishts of this country are excellent people with very good culture and high quality of life. They adhere to Buddist philosophy and They are very tolerant and innocent people. Only 0.01% of the Sinhala Buddists damage the image of Buddism. Unfortunately Rajapakshe brothers support only this 0.01% for their political advantages. They want to pretend that they are the custodians of Sinhala Buddists by destroying the minorities. They believe they can come to power only with Sinhala Buddist votes.

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      Prove this notion by winning an election in Sinhala south on a platform for new constitution with

      1. Equal rights,Including parity of status to all languages and religions(Not preferred status to one language and religion).

      2. maximum devolution of powers to all provinces with fiscal independence within the national policy boundaries,With minimal concurrent list.

      3.Separation of Religion from state(Secular state).

      4.Separation of Judiciary and law and order from state/Government interference.(Be it central or provincial)

      5.Separation of legislative assembly (Parliament) from executive presidency and preserve independence of parliament.

      6.Independent elections commissioner,police commissioner,civil service commissioner and Judicial appointments.

      In return TNA/SLMC/Mano etc to call for international guarantees against separatism.

      Then we can talk of Reconciliation in a meaningful way. Short of this every thing else is trying to hoodwink one or the other.

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      In the last elections the president got 58% and his party 60% of the votes cast. The reality is that Sinhala-Buddhist leaders believe a large majority of their electorates vote for racist policies. One cannot be certain that only 0.01% of the southerners are anti-Buddhism, this figure was pulled out of optimistic air. The majority of Sri Lankans prefer racism and destruction to peace and progress. This is what the election results show.

      Look at Singaporeans majority of whom are well educated and think in terms of their country rather than on ethnic lines. The harmonious environment was created by the leaders with multi-language policy whereas the One-Official language policy of Sinhala-Only ruined the peace, harmony and prosperity of the country and thrown it into permanent misery.

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      Najimudeen,
      Your intentions may be good. But you knowledge of maths seems to be pretty bad. When you mentioned only 0.01% as bad S-Buddhist, that means 99.99% are not damaging Budhhism and have some understanding on core of Buddhism … And MR type politician risking his political life to please 0.01%. What is 0.01% of 20million… Just 2000 people….

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      “””99.99% of the Sinhala Buddishts of this country are excellent people with very good culture and high quality of life. They adhere to Buddist philosophy and They are very tolerant and innocent people.”””……
      Dr Najimuddin: I think you must have written this with all good intentions, because the truth of this matter is that far, far, too many of the 99.99% appear to have crossed the road, buried their heads in the sand, looked the other way. Without for one moment forgetting the many good Samaritans in our community, it is a sad fact that NOT ENOUGH are willing to STAND UP and BE COUNTED. This President (just as much as the previous Presidents) is simply hoping that all this will pass and leave behind a political opportunity for him to work to his advantage. But like in 1958, 1977, 1981 and 1983 and at other lesser times the deafening silence of government has been consistent; NO body, including those charged with keeping the peace, has been charged, leave aside being punished. You can bet what you can afford that, similarly, NOBODY will suffer for the latest transgressions.

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    What Muslim should do
    1 First Muslims should unite
    2 Muslims IN ONE VOICE should say to the government to arrest Gnanasara and his thugs and compensate the victims.

    If the government refuses to arrest Gnanasara and thugs
    1 Muslim Ministers should resign from the government
    2 Muslims should join hand with Opposition to defeat the government at elections.
    If Muslims remain disunited expect more attacks again and again.
    No God can protect you. Only your unity will protect you.If you are tightly united the government will kneel down before you.

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    We have Leaders…Deshapremiyas in the Country who says the Sinhala Army is the most disciplined and compassionate force in the World and they did not kill anyone in Mullaivaikkaal…..haak…haak…haak….

    The protection those who attacked the innocent unarmed people…specially women …children…in aluthgama received from that humane force that speaks volumes of their barbarity in the North that needs no evidence…they have truly massacred the innocent in the North.

    Now they say that if BBS Gnaanasaara is arrested he would become a hero among the Sinhalese Community…in other words Nahinda is worried about the Buddhist vote at the next Election…..So… Nahinda does not mind anyone being dead for him to perpetuate his glory….

    It is not leaders ..but…murderers that rule this Country,…..!!!

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    Contd…..
    The wasaal Foreign Minister has admitted that during the Aluthgama attack on Muslims no Maldivians were hurt… contradicting His Master’s Words spoken to local community whome they think are assess…said that what happened was a minor matter…

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    As a Buddhist, I am so ashamed to see the state of anarchy and lawlessness in the country perpetrated by monks and ill advised common people.It pains to read what another group of our dear brothers and sisters had to endure.
    This is barbaric, Un-buddhistic and deplorable. It is a shame that they are brainwashing the kids of new generation and they believe in the B..S.., and hatred these monks spouts(and aptly named,BBS) which buddha would denounce. this has caused irreparable damage to ethnic harmony. If there are sort of trends terrorism as they claim to be isn’t that the failure of intelligence units, and forces. These hoodlums want us to believe that they can defeat such powerful international terrorist organization as Alkaeida with clubs, swords and bare hands, when all the powerful nations like USA, USSR couldn’t do it with all the fire power and missiles they had. So it it apparent this is just a red herring. they are after land-grabbing, and envious of success of industrious muslim friends and found a short cut to make them richer and make other poor. These are no Buddhists nor good Sinhalsease, these are fanatic idiots just use Buddhism and Sinhalese nationalism as a veil to hide their atrocities. They shouldn’t call them any of that. right word should be racists, or Supremacists.

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    P.Sivakumaran!
    You say Muslims are ” vaasi petthata Hoiya” ( Always join hand with the victor)
    There is some truth in it but your Thondaman is not different from that.
    You say Muslims can get a lot of support from Muslim countries.
    I doubt it.
    MR. went to the Maldives just after the Aluthgama Mayhem .But the Maldives has not raised it with MR.
    Palestinians have been suffering for decades.Why? Muslims in the world are not helping them.Egypt is sleeping with Israel.
    What Muslims should do is to join hand with the Opposition and defeat the government blessed by the BBS

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      “Egypt is sleeping with Israel.”

      Sihala Buddhist have been sleeping and are with the Zionist Jewish state of Israel isn’t it? Kfir – little lion and Mossad.

      Both LKY and Franco needed a international gonibilla to stay in power so both shot the communist at sight.

      The Sihala Buddhist used the LTTE for 30 years and now with noose drawing close they are using bed partners the Muslims as the gonibilla.

      I have to speak candidly to be of value, but I do not want to offend the Muslim community… I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration – friends, inter-marriages and so on – than Muslims… I would say, today, we can integrate all religions and races, except Islam.
      from his book ‘Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going’ (Asia One, March 08 2011 [14])

      This thinking is very true even in the prosperous west and folk are talking.

      Keep swinging SB the worst is yet to come.

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        watching porn is easy but blocking porn sites are hard. of people who want to have a good change will feel it easy but no you who want everything easy. if you sleep with a girl you wont get a baby you have to show you power to get that work done.

        intergate islam is hard for the people who want to live in there own way like most of the religions and people edit it as well “joke”
        the only religion which is not changed or edited

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          “”the only religion which is not changed or edited””

          The main crusader from its inception and still lives the medieval lie like stupid camels.
          21st centuries terrorist the islam the jihad.

          All religions are a curse to society in the 21st centenary like Lankan Islam ans Sihala Buddhism.

          You seem to not have heard of surrogate mothers and what future google gadgets plan to do!

          Nothing like a french babe to make one feel a man.

          Happily Agnostic

          I made this one comment on the Muslims integrating with other communities probably two or three years ago. Ministers and MPs, both Malay and non-Malay, have since told me that Singapore Malays have indeed made special efforts to integrate with the other communities, especially since 9/11, and that my call is out of date. I stand corrected, but only just this instance! I hope that this trend will continue in the future.
          statement that he stands corrected on how well-integrated Malay-Muslims are in Singapore (Asia One, March 08, 2011.

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      punchisingho

      “your Thondaman is not different from that.”

      Why limit your examples to Thondaman? Douglas was with Premadasa and switched his loyalty to Chandrika. VP, Karuna, KP, Daya master, …. Rajadurai, Ananda sangari, Arulampalam, Thiagarajah, …….. some names come to my mind.

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    International communities should have economic sanctions and travel restrictions on all politicians. This is the only way to stop.

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      Hi Gora [Edited out]

      You mean Tamil Die-Ass-Poo_ras are the international communities? Hak hak hak. What a bloody joke??

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    These acts with corporation from Police and STF shows that these are pre-planned activities during MR Bolivia visit, MR thinks just because he is out of country and he issued Twitter lie will exclude him of any guilt.

    On the other hand BBS backed Sinhalese are savages, led by a savage.

    What does all this prove ? it only reiterate the fact Sinhalese are easily swayed by politicians to further their political agendas.
    The impunity which was built up past few years gave the confidence to a wast majority to do what they please.

    In reality the majority is letting them be fooled over and over again without any resistance.

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    “This is today’s Sri Lanka.

    Muslims have lost faith in the police, STF, fire brigade, medical authorities, monks and the government as a whole. They are sick of their politicians and the so called ulemas who over stepped their limits and collaborate with Sinhala powers to betray the community for personal benefits.”

    Alas,,,Dejavu,,,,

    Tamils/Tamil speaking muslim plight since 1948.

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    This is appalling, just appalling.
    Thank you, Mr Farook for going down there and investigating what happened. I cannot hold back my tears reading this. It seemed very bad from earlier accounts, but your description has revealed much more and one can only feel ashamed and horrified.

    What on earth are we going to do when the guardians are so villainous?

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      You Sihala Buddhist voted for this S.B. State 66 years.

      When AlItalia was hijacked all Sihala Buddhist rejoiced and a fascist like colvin r de silva had him released of course with JR blessings.

      In 83 the Sihala Buddhist were not bothered either and extended it untill the Iron lady opened the doors of UK to the effected then the Indian parripu drop. 99% of the insured tamils never ever got a red-cent.

      Sihala Buddhist feel ashamed because the cat is out of the bag and the west that S.B. have been hoodwinking by calling all tamils as terrorist unless they toed the Karuna, douglas goota passa family line of murder and land grabbing.

      This attack only cements the lying race sihala buddhist as fascist but definitely not the modayas anyone thinks they are.Remember modayas like Bush always win elections.

      Oi, Sihala Buddhist you can never purchase all the truth with Ian Paisley and Sharma types and dump it onto geopolitics.

      The island needs to be bombed just like the creation of Bangala because the ground situation is exactly the same. Worse Sihala Buddhist are cowards having voted the sihala buddhist and now shedding crocodile tears. Your problem is you have no god and are no different from commies/terrorist.

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    Tamils, Muslims and Christians and moderate Budhists should unite against Singhalese terror. Muslims made the mistake of forming Homeguards and committing attrocities on innocent Tamils. LTTE made the mistake of retaliating against Muslims.

    The attack on Muslims in Aluthgama and surrounding areas is bad enough; but the gonocidal attacks on Tamils from 1956 to 1983 and later massacer by the Singhalese armed forces was thousand times worse.
    Three Muslims and one Tamil died now, but 140,000 Tamils were killed by the Simghalese.

    It is a shame that Muslims like Rauf Hakim and Tamils like Devananda, Kruna and Pillayan are serving the Ralapakse government.

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      Thakathrian

      according to your comments that the LTTE made only one mistake by attacking muslims? This statement itself reflects where yoy stand with terrorism. These are guys preaching here.

      CT should be ashamed of allowing these sorts of craps publishing here.

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        Uba palayan guduput,

        What makes you think you are right??

        You are just another buruva with the newly confiscated ltte weapons or on account from China weapons which would be short lived once the IAF air raids begin soon.

        Hanuman Ki Jai

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        Umbo Gunchami

        “CT should be ashamed of allowing these sorts of craps publishing here.”

        You should be ashamed of writing the crappiest comments and expecting CT to publish them. However out of generosity CT let your comments published here.

        If these comments are craps why are you reading them? You must be the most stupidest person ever to visit CT after Ramu, wathie, Nuisance, Banda, Mechanic, Maveeran, OTC, sach,……… dimwit Jimsoft, …

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    The similarities between Antisemitic pogrom in 1938 and Aluthgama/Dharga Town porgroms.

    Please read the web page below

    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005201

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    It is shocking to know even doctors at kaluthara hospital treat patients differently based on religion or cast. Probably only country in the world who practice noble profession.
    Wow I hope SLMA will look in to this.
    Every body walk in to the hospital should be treated based on the injury or illness.
    SO SAD

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    Islamic barbarity I saw in Gujarat, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Srilanka, Bali, New York, etc.

    (The list is toooo long!)

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    This idiot Jay is a real nut. He always jumps the bandwagon of LTTE as and when the the barbaristic act of the BBS Goons and thugs of MARA family is highlighted by any writer.This racist, Tsunami Fund swindler MR was elected by a foolish nation to lead us through and the LTTE was a brutal terrorist organization. Even the LTTE while chasing them never surrounded them with the might of their forces and act in the savagery manner like your bloody MR and GR did in Aluthgama and Beruwela. In that sense I would call LTTE better. Open you bloody eyes and see what your idiotic ruler did to a helpless community under a government curfew, giving protection by the Armed forces to kill and loot innocent women and children, while the men were confined to the mosques. Cowardism at it’s height you animal.

    Come to your senses, you bloody fool without talking nonsense.

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    What happened in Aluthgama/Beruwala is undeniably reprehensible. It was a planned, organised, and a delayed response to an event that took place 2 days earlier. You have seen the destruction and spoken to some residents. So far so good.

    Your description of the initial event though leaves many a question unanswered. You have NOT spoken to the people involved in the accident, and yet attempt to give credence to rumour and gossip. Instead of getting involved in an altercation/assault the people should have called in the police, instead of blaming them for a delayed response. If this happened on a shopping precinct, then there should be many witnesses and police involvement would have resolved it without any of the undesirable follow up.
    .

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      Ram,

      ” Instead of getting involved in an altercation/assault the people should have called in the police, instead of blaming them for a delayed response.”

      what are you on about ? what made you think people didn’t call Police ? you think calling 119 didn’t occur during the siege ? yes blame the victims , Typical !

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    Mr Hussain,

    I would like to know about the case of Mohamad Askar, the boy who lost his leg because of the obvious negligence of the hospitals. Has your community started a fund to assist him? Will Muslim lawyers like Paisa Mustapha, sue the hospitals for their callous disregard of duty despite the fact that courts nowadays do not offer justice.

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      “Will Muslim lawyers like Paisa Mustapha, sue the hospitals for their callous disregard of duty despite the fact that courts nowadays do not offer justice.”

      Of course Paisa will; He knows he can demand more than 80% of the compensation (if any) paid to the hapless young boy as his legal fees. After all, he is now a Crown Scoundrel and is a well-known member of the black-suited vulture fraternity of hulftsdorp and can play both sides of the story to his benefit.

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        Parasites world over take the same 80% and you can count on charities to do the same. but there is another process mediated by charities and in this instance if someone like salvation army who handles situations like (artificial limbs care etc)this would go a long way- they assist all irrespective of religion

        The opportunity is there and someone has to take it and win which is better than staying away.

        Most probably reconstruction would be carried out by army to keep them employed and speed up work. As it is most construction labour is sihala Buddhist and they provide the best and if materials are not in short supply they can redo in a month or 2.As it is Muslims are in bed with Sihala Buddhist so its better to get them to finish it than quarrel who should do it- everyone takes commissions in that climate but just minimize it here.

        When the Gujarati earthquake took place and collections made worldwide by Gujarati’s the work was handed over to Tamil Nadu personnel as they are known to deliver on time which news actually shocked the expat Gujarati’s. TN proved once again with Tsunami reconstruction in a couple of weeks.

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    Do not worry. The Tamils will have great compassion on you. They will offer to buy your properties @ 10Cts to the dollar – a la 83 – so that you can take the money and go and settle in arabia. What goes around tends to come around too. Enjoy.

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      Dont give up that brownie point so soon because it makes the sly western powers look nude in their process of negotiations with the Tamils.
      “We can integrate all religions and races, except Islam.”LKY
      The same is true of the pseudo sihala buddhist.

      Since they are known to be traders and speak of arab decent without sufficient DNA I suppose they can negotiate better than the Palestinians so lets promote these bed bugs to be closer to their faith and live alongside with the aggressive Palestinians as brothers and sisters.

      With 9/11 they have been wooing all and sundry worldwide as much as they were in bed with the sihala buddhist from 1983 now passa and goota need a Yetti (having more or less vanquished the Yak), like any other vassal state to convince the super power

      repeat of LKY
      I have to speak candidly to be of value, but I do not want to offend the Muslim community… I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration – friends, inter-marriages and so on – than Muslims… I would say, today, we can integrate all religions and races, except Islam.

      from his book ‘Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going’ (Asia One, March 08 2011 [14])

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      Crazyoldman,

      During the Colombo 83 riots in all fairness to the decent Muslims they did save many lives. As far as land and procession sale it was a buyers’ market and Tamils did not want to sell to the Sihala, but did not mind the Muslim because of language and they were going away to an economically brighter future in the west since Maggie had opened the door with limits of time.

      Of course in some areas of Colombo the Muslims (poor/gangster) looted rather than setting fire which the organised Sihala Buddhist state did. But this looting by minorities happened in first world London riots too but since the government took effective steps most returned and went to jail too.

      I think it’s important that we don’t mix up what fatty VP (Jaffna Tamils the cause)did to them since they were forced to sneak- Look at Karuna, Douglas, et al. what do you do with them who are admired even though they are terrorist??

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    Are the BBS for real?They don’t realize that if they start another 83 they can reap another 30 years of misery for the whole nation.Can we afford that. Sri Lanka is already 30 years behind times.We are just trying to catch up with countries like Malaysia.Why cant they stay in the temples and just eat the daney?We don’t need the clergy to get involved in politics.They think they are bigger than the Government??

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    Latheef seems to be the only one to go to the trouble spots and make his investigations, and write honestly and courageously about his findings. Our thanks to him – Izeth

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    A very informative and biased article!..kudos to the writer.

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