30 September, 2020

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After Chennai And In Averting A Major Disaster

By Laksiri Fernando

Dr Laksiri Fernando

It was shocking to see the video of a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk being attacked in Chennai Central Railway Station yesterday and this was the second such an incident within few days. This act should be condemned unhesitatingly. Of course the government can issue a travel advice and perhaps pilgrims or others can refrain from visiting Chennai or India. Some are more interested in advocating the arrest and punishing of the culprits in India. All of these may be necessary but will they solve the underlying problems? It is hardly the case. What about the similar extremists in Sri Lanka?

When the Halal issue came up and when the Muslims in general were intimidated directly by the BBS, I almost became speechless dreading the future consequences. Written or verbal opposition alone is not going to solve our problems while it may be necessary perhaps as a first step. I was more concerned about how to douse such a situation. I had already marked my opposition when particularly the Muslim mosque in Matale (and others) became attacked and if the government had taken necessary action against the ‘miscreants’ – if I may use a milder term for the culprits – the BBS would not have become such a dangerous force by now. There was a direct link between the mosque attacks and the BBS organizers.

What we have to realise is that when extremism is unleashed particularly on emotive issues of religion and ethnicity the consequences are dreadful and would not easily be controlled even if any government wants to do so. The evidence shows that the then government in July 1983 wanted to teach a ‘small lesson’ to the Tamils, but the events developed into major catastrophe completely out of control. We are in a different time period even compared to for example 1983. Things are quite transparent and news travel with images within seconds across countries. Can anyone say that the attackers of the monks in Chennai had not seen the images of BBS monks behaving violently in recent events in Sri Lanka? They most probably must have seen them. Anyway, the monks are now branded as enemies of the Tamils or minorities in Sri Lanka.

Rise of BBS 

If anyone had genuine grievances against the Halal products in the market, then the judiciary was the right place to raise them. But that was not what happened. Halal was only a pretext for the BBS to unleash religious wroth against the Muslims. This is not even genuinely religious. It cannot be the case given the very clear nonviolent and tolerant principles of Buddhism. Many people have already written much on the subject in these columns. What we can see is the complete divorce between Dhamma and certain sections of Sangha. This kind of a divorce can happen in any religion. But in this case it is not even the whole of Sangha.

The BBS website and some of the video speeches posted there are very clear about their objectives. It is a neo fascist organization. The main objective of the BBS seems to be to establish Sinhala Buddhist supremacy in the country by completely overhauling the present political and social order including the existing Buddhist religious order. The Sinhala Buddhist supremacy that they talk about is of an ‘ancient kind’ compared to what is attempted by the present order of politics. That is the difference.

The most dangerous about this organization is the violence that they reveal and sure to unleash in a greater scale in the coming future. The present utterances are quite hateful and violent. It appears that they or some of their top leaders harbour some caste grievances as well. If they stick to the caste line it might not succeed as a national movement but the damage that they could cause in the meanwhile would be enormous.

There cannot be any doubt that the animosity created against the Muslim community in Sri Lanka particularly among the Buddhists is deep seated and perhaps greater than the animosity against the Hindu community. The vast difference between the two religions plus their rituals, the proximity that they live in many parts of the country and the business competition between them are some of the exacerbating factors. Of course there can be other side to it, at least, as far as the misunderstandings or prejudices are concerned but. It is however almost an established fact that the major offensives are unleashed by the majority community.

Possible Backlash

After the Halal victory against the Muslims this month, it was largely speculated that the next offensive of the BBS would be on the Hijab of the Muslim women, derogatorily called goni-billa. If that were to happen there were even warnings that Muslim organizations would strongly resist and react to defend their women.

Given the intervening events in Chennai it is more likely that the BBS might now launch an assault on the Tamil community instead of the Muslims. It is also possible that the attack on the Buddhist monks in Chennai were premeditated to provoke a backlash in Sri Lanka by the Tamil extremists. Whatever the case, the responsibility of an elected government to prevent such a situation is undisputed. This responsibility is equally valid to both Sri Lanka and India.

In respect of organized violence, the promoters are obviously the organizations. One does not need a major theoretical analysis to establish that. If there is no organized element in a situation of potential violence, that we call spontaneous violence, then the normal law and order through the police might be sufficient. But when there is clearly an organized element like the BBS today in Sri Lanka, not only the normal law and order might become insufficient but also susceptible. A situation such as this is more sensitive when two countries are involved.

Unless the government takes these matters into proper consideration and act swiftly the consequences might be disastrous to the country as well as to all communities. Sri Lanka should speak to India through the highest possible level in sorting out the bilateral matters. What might be most important is to curtail the local situation without allowing the miscreants to create conditions where another 1983 is repeated. The BSB in particular should be kept under control. If this is not done the government should take the full responsibility.

In the context of a wavering government on the issues at stake, the responsibility also rests on the opposition to demand swift action on the part of the government and the police. It is in this type of a situation that the independence of the police is of paramount importance or otherwise ‘law and order’ might succumb to the whims and fancies of the communalist politicians including the defence establishment.

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    A plea to all Peace lovers of Sri Lanka

    We wish a translation in English for the benefit of non Sinhalese speakers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HJyE-EpOIU&feature=share

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      Thanks, it is worth watching to learn the truth on the economic benefits this country has had from rich Muslim nations, all the suffering endured by the minority Muslims of this country for the sake of territorial integrity, and the ingratitude shown by the majority community in response to all the supreme sacrifices made by Muslims for this country.

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    BBS is now alleging that the attacks on monks in India were launched by muslims. So they want to take revenge on muslims in general and Sri Lankan muslims in particular. Govt is still comotose about these lunatics who seek to set the whole country on fire.

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      I was happy to find out that the three Chief Prelates are still around because, without wasting much time, they issued a statement condemning the bad treatment of a Bhikku in Tamil Nadu.

      Because they had been completely silent while the shenanigans of the BBS was going on I was wondering if they were all in Geneva, attending the UNHRC sessions. But looks like they are here.

      Isn’t anyone else interested in what the stance of the three Chief Prelates are regarding the anti-Muslim issue in Sri Lanka? It seems like you all should be. It seems to me that the Chief Prelates are in support of the anti-Muslim campaign that is going on. If BBS can execute this successfully, I’m sure the Chief Prelates will have enough confidence in these young bucks to go against the Christians next.

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    Dear prof,

    I heard a radio broadcast that the next in the agenda of BBS is the restoring the ancient temple at Kuragala.

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      I also understand they are going to build a temple in Akkaraipattu (95% Muslim populated area) on the site of an ancient dagoda which was supposed to have recently undearthed Nidhan Vastu according to BBS Secretary. They claim they wont wait around for Archeological Dept. surveys and approvals, and want them to fall in line with BBS or else..,They have even given notice to Police higher ups not to interfere and try to block them, and also warned the Provincial Counsellers not to cause any objections. There is a Youtube video on the fiery speech he made at Akkaraipattu.

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    Thank you sir srilanka needs more people like you and if only the majority sinhala people act responsibly today and immediately there is sure to be a repetition of the 1956, 1983 atrocities.. God Forbid.

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    Prof Fernando says “…..the next offensive of the BBS would be on the Hijab of the Muslim women, derogatorily called goni-billa.”

    I always thought the ‘hijab’ is only the headscarf that is worn by Muslim women, and the “goni-billa” costume refers to the all black ‘burka’ which is worn head-to-toe and fully covers the face as well.

    Perhaps Prof Fernando could clarify?

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      Thanks for pointing it out. It should be corrected as Burka. Sorry for the mistake.

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        It is certainly called in Arabic, Abaya. A word which similarly relate to the Sinhala word & meaning ‘Abhaya’ – to find sanctuary in. Also, the Gulf Arabs still call Kabaa for the same Sinhala word “Kabaaya”, and Kamis for the Sinhala word “Kamisaya”.

        There are other prevalent words in Arabic & Sinhala like:

        Javaya = Arabic “Qawwi” (written form) but coloquially pronounced “Gawwi” meaning = Strength.

        Binna = Arabic “Binaa’a” – A marriage custom discouraged by Nabi Mohammad in the time of Islam.

        Kadadaci = Arabic “Qartasiyya” – Stationary or Bookshop.

        Nihal (name) = Arabic meaning “Joyous”.

        Uttama – Arabic, a person’s name “Uthman” meaning – honest,caring,sincere.

        “Moya” kata – Arabic, word “Maa’a” colloquially pronounced “Moya” – meaning Water.

        Raattal – Arabic, “Rathal” – meaning “Weight” exactly the same weight.

        Dahayya muttiya (egg shaped clay banduna) = Arabic, Daheeya “Egg”, = egg shaped

        It is understood there were settlers ‘Arab’ long before Islam in this Island.

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      No, Hijab will not be an issue anymore, since another Muslim country (understood it was Pakistan) had made request to government objecting to the interference by BBC to raise issue on Muslim dress code. Laughing stock of the Muslim world. OIC and Organization of 57 Muslim countries, some of which give aid to SL has raised concern and sent a letter to government to safeguard minority rights.

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      These are all Arabic words for women clothing. The head cover including ears is called Hijab, face cover Niqab, while the dress neck to toe is Abaya or Purdah in Persian. Usually women wear Hijab and Abaya, whilst some wear Niqab as well. It is a dress of modesty in obeyance to Allah’s command to women, ‘Cover your beauty from strangers, and lower your gaze’. The verse is in classical Arabic (not spoken today), and it difficult (tricky) to translate it to any langtuage to perfection. So different people interpret ‘cover your beauty’ in different ways. As an example, where would you think the beauty of a woman lies? Is it in her face, then Niqab is the answer. If you think beauty is in her figure, then Abaya is the answer. If you think it is in her face, figure, skin color, texture, then glovesd, socks, Niqab, Hijab and Abaya (fully covered) is the answer. Whatever effort is made, it is done in obedience to that single command.

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    The problem of the Muslim politicians in the country is they are too corrupt to the core like Fauzi/Hakeem etc, with Hakeem a known womaniser as well.

    The 2nd level of Muslim leaders should organize and come forward in protecing their identity as those Fauzis or Hakeems will not utter a word against the Rajapaksas.

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      Exactly, there is a need for a new political leadership to emerge from the Muslim community. The present lot are completely ineffective. As conflicts too could produce leaders it could be seen that there is a positive development in that direction, thanks to the BBS and JHU.

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      What abut Faiza Mustafa?

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        Correction! It should be Faizer Musthapha who is a Deputy Minister. Faiza is his sister (lawyer not a politico), father is Faiz Musthapha.

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      Please, come on, no personal attacks. Are you 100% sure of what you are saying? Were you a witness to Hakeem’s alleged misdemeanor? May be he has two legal wives. Who knows? It is perfectly allowed in Islam. But yes, we all agree his voice is still to be heard on the ongoing crisis, but just leave it at that. May be soon he will wake up.

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    Make no mistake ladies and gentlemen. The vast
    majority of those in the Sinhala community are
    kind, understanding people who want to live with
    members of other fellow communities. There is
    absolutely NO doubt in that fact.

    Otherwise, by now some Muslims would have paid with
    their lives, other with their limbs and all would
    have lost whatever they have. But do not lull yourself
    into believing this is not going to happen. It will.

    Those who can prevent it are maintaining a deafening
    silence. Those who have to speak out do not even murmur.
    Those who can act ignore it.

    And the day when brutal, inhuman behaviour pervades the
    streets and lives are lost, it would sad that the vast
    majority of the Sinhala will have to face the brunt
    of what was caused by a handful, some in robes.

    Who said ditta dhamma vedaneeya khamma? Those rabid
    morons should ask themselves whether Buddhism preached
    hatred, violence and killing of fellow men, women and
    children?

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    Did this attack take place in Chenkalladdi?.

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      Oh MR K A S;
      Not There BUT

      It happened one kilometer south near ” ADDI SENKALLALEI”.

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      No such attacks took place anywhere.

      The videos and the pix displayed in the media are fake, I am sure channel 4 must have created this. The people in Chennai love the Sinhala-Buddhist monks. There are no thugs like the BBS in TN to attack any innocents. Do not believe these videos and the pictures, they are fake.

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    There was a time when Tamil Hindus and Muslims here and in India in particular held bhikkhus in high respect and reverence and I understand that prior to 1956 the Education Ministry was inundated with requests from parents from the North that bhikkhu teachers be sent to schools there so that their children could learn better Sinhalese in addition to the benefit of receiving spiritual guidance from them. Today saffron-robed monk has become a `hate symbol’ for both Tamils and Muslims!Maha Sangha should have learnt a lesson long ago not to dabble in politics or become stooges of powerful politicians when they were put to much shame and disgrace by Somarama and Buddharakkhita who were directly involved in the assassination of the late Mr. Bandaranaike. It is a pity that the bhikkhus who could become a bridge of friendship between the Sinhala majority and the minority communities have been stoking the flames of racialism and religious bigotry!

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    I wish there were more people like the good doctor here who can openly talk against injustice

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    Dr. Fernando. I was struck dumb too, by the activities of the BBS-the sudden rise and the venomous attacks. Has this country not suffered enough during 30 years of war? Are our people blind and deaf? I know the majority of buddhists do not condone these actions. Why then the apathy? Why are people afraid to speak out and act? Is there another agenda behind this?
    Thank you for writing.

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      Basically, no one dares speak out against them, as they (BBS) will turn their wrath on them with personnel attacks using uncouth language. Everyone knows what happened to Dinesh Gunawardene, Vasudeva, Rajitha, SB, Milinda just to name a few who were severely criticized in public forums for speaking out against them. Most are respectable people who have some dignity, and who don’t stop to BBS level to retaliate. So thery keep mum whilst the circus rolls on. What can you expect?

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    Excellent analysis of foreboding events that could destroy the peace of this nation so hardly fought and won. It does not take much to know that we are only a match strike away from getting the peace blown to bits which is more likely to happen sooner than later.

    It eppears that nothing is going to stop BBS from their megalomiac agenda. We need more peace loving learned people from both communities to come out into the open and speak out against this BBS/JHU/SR triad to debilitate this nation through attacks on innocent minorities, in order to provoke a backlash. They are intent on revenge for all that is happening to their stalwarts in Tamil Nadu. Hate begets more hattred, and it seems that nothing will stop them in their tracks. God save this country from their clutches.

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    Well…I was at the Railway station of Geneva (Switzerland) to see the way Mr. Seemaan being welcome by Sri Lankan Tamils here in Switzerland.Single Red Roses and garlands of Tamil ealam flags…etc, etc., Oh God…This man is nothing but another ”Uthayan News Daily” which burries the morality of Tamil humane…his men are the cause for all these animal behaviour back in Chennai.
    The LTTE robbers who paved the way for divorce and separations in so many Tamil families by their way of collecting funds at the last stage of war do not want to repent…rather they find shallow minded creatures like Seeman to entertain small minds and thus they can find some sort of cover behind these creatures.
    Seeman’s meetings or his fire vomiting speeches has nothing to do with the UNHRC day to day agenda . Rather its going to help him to gain some more votes from illiterate idiots in the forth coming elections in Tamil Nadu.
    It is a real shame on any decent and modest Tamil in the world to see an innocent Buddhist Monk becoming a prey to the mad actions of Sobitha Theros.
    The most happiest should be none other than the Rajapaksas..!!?

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    Very well written, Dr.Laksiri Fernando. This should be translated and circulated among the Sinhalese. It is true that the attack on the innocent Buddhist priest is a cowardly act and should have been condemned. Whether the attack on the innocent Buddhist priest was launched by Tamils or Muslims it should be condemned. Even if the government issues a travel advice not to visit Tamil Nadu, there a number of countries which are watching the activities that are taking place in Sri Lanka. What will be the plight of MR & his siblings and their BBS when foreigners are provoked to launch an attack on the Buddhist priests upon hearing incidents of (i) the rape of a woman tourist by a Southern politician and assault on her husband; (ii) the Buddhist priests being found guilty of rape in UK; (iii) the manner in which Sri Lanka lean towards Iran, Pakistan and other Islamic countries where activities of Islamic terrorists are on the increase and the possibility of such Islamic tourists using Sri Lankan flights to target vulnerable places in the Western democratic countries (which cannot be ruled out).
    It is time that MR should take immediate and meaningful steps to reduce the tension both in and outside Sri Lanka. The creation of BBS is viewed as a Saffron Brigade as Sharmini Serasinghe describes it and that should not be instrumental for the growth of ‘Saffron Terrorism’, which sometimes may target on MR and his family. It is the leader who should set an example to his citizens without any discrimination whatsoever. The manner in which MR & his siblings are ruling the country shows how they are instrumental for the collapse of democratic traditions in all aspects. The appointment of Parliamentarians with poor records to the PSC, the behaviour of the PSC in connection with the impeachment, non-payment of customs duty for Lamborigini cars, import of formalin, demolition of temples & mosques, etc are case of instances violating the provisions of the laws of the country and signs of erosion of democracy leading to dictatorship rule. The tone of language coupled with the behaviour by MR only encourages and promotes hatred towards other communities as there is a likelihood of unleashing violence on the ethnic communities which have been placed in a state of fear psychosis. Such behaviour and tone of language will not please the Sri Lankan citizens and the international community. The root cause for MR’s behaviour can be attributed to the lack of sound economic policy. It appears that MR & his siblings intend to rule the country while keeping the country under tension with organized violence which is not a healthy sign. It signals a danger to the Rule of Law. Even giving a free hand to Customs/Immigration Officers (instead of obtaining an approval from the Court) to refuse entry to foreign tourists is a type of fanaticism. What will be the position if foreigners begin to attack on Buddhist clergies in foreign countries, given the fact that they have raped women and found guilty. Can MR or GR send the BBS to foreign countries and challenge it. What is the need for the creation of BBS when there is a Maha Sangha and the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress. One cannot maintain that it is a matter of domestic affairs when that matter rekindles the emotion of the international community.

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      ‘the manner in which Sri Lanka lean towards Iran, Pakistan and other Islamic countries where activities of Islamic terrorists are on the increase and the possibility of such Islamic tourists using Sri Lankan flights to target vulnerable places in the Western democratic countries (which cannot be ruled out)’.

      I call it haucinations, conjecture and relishing on human misery. Go seek a psychiatrist. You need help. If not for the aid received from the those Muslim countries for Mega development projects, then may Buddhist countries Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Nepal, Burma will come to your aid. You sh.t on the same plate you eat.

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        What happened in the Twin Tower.

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          It was a set up by Jews who funded it entirely to bring discredit to Muslims who were the cockpit crew who flew those planes. They were brainwashed to die for a legitimate Palestine cause. Designed to get America on their side and portray Muslims as evil. No Jews died from amongst the 3,000 who perished that day. Why? Because they were informed of the imminent danger, and they did not report to work on that fateful day. This is public information now.

          In the UK and US people now convert to Islam in hordes, Almost 3,500 Islamic Centres and Masjids have already veen established in US alone. One newly opened (2 years) just 2 blocks from Ground Zero. Precisely, four times more Mosqyes than what it was at rhe time of 9/11 attack. UK, Europe, Australia and India (non Arab countries) have seen sudden increase in Masjids, which says something positive about the influence of Islam. Surely not indicative of Muslims being portrayed as estremists nor terrorists. People realized that Islam was not to blame, but a bunch of miguided youth who happened to be Muslims were paid to hijack Islam, and to further their (jews) cause through ulterior motives.

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            dont talk nonsense. Because of jealous of Muslims, always try to find something in Jews. so they circulate this kind of rubbish. Who was Bin Laden , Muslim or Jew. i worked middle east for 10 years and i know how these Muslims treat non muslims. specially Asian non muslims. they think Asian non muslims are animals. also when Sri Lankan Muslim go to Middle east, they act very smart on other Sri lankans. They mistreat them as much as possible. Here they try to act as saints. I am not against muslims. But most of the Sri Lankan Muslims are hypocrites when they go to middle east.

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              That’s your experience, which could be interpreted asTrade jealousy. You can see pleanty of Kalu suddos behaving in every excursion they take. The act of superiority comes handy free when your wallets got puffed of money and some frown upon the neighbours of their doors as they are inferior to their stature. That’s the power of money. I feel sorry for your troubled 10 years.

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    Thank you Sir, for your article. BBS is very soon going to be a frankeinstein, going to overturn the law and order. Today I saw in many places in Duplication Road and Kollupitiya a Buddhist monk is traveling on a motor sitting behind without wearing a helmet, the traffic police is just watching them helplessly not dared to stop and fine. Are they above the law, yes appears to be. They threaten the police, and scold them in utter filth. The defense authorities should take immediate action to curtail their activities . Or they will disgrace the image of the country and demean the dignity of Sangha and all established norms of Buddhism in this country.

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      They are head-strong, so they do not need helmets.

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    Karma? Just an after thought !!!!

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    These two incidents took place recently. Both are very ugly and should be condemned.

    An innocent Buddhist monk is attacked at the Chennai Railway station.
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/video-another-sri-lankan-buddhist-monk-attacked-in-chennai-central/

    An innocent Muslim lawyer is attacked by a Buddhist monk at the Colombo Law School.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guoFwbbDAUE&feature=player_embedded

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    This so-called pundit never know to think who created Halal issue? Is that done by BBU? Are u suggesting Buddhist to offer Halal food for Buddha since it is asked by Allah??? What nonsense this nostalgic talking here? Are Buddhist for everyone’s taste? Are you happy only when Buddhist do not have any identity while all other ethnicities must have their own identity? What a fucking logic is that?

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      @Nimanta first of all learn to write properly your grammar is atrocious (if you dont know its meaning please look it up a dictionary)

      Answers for your questions,

      1) Who created Halal issue?

      “There was never any issue till the BBS (not BBU as you typed above) created it an issue”

      2) Are u suggesting Buddhist to offer Halal food for Buddha since it is asked by Allah???

      “Tell me where in Buddhism is it mentioned that you have to offer food to Buddha? there is no such thing,just shows that you dont even know your Religion!

      3)Are you happy only when Buddhist do not have any identity while all other ethnicities must have their own identity?

      “Who says Buddhist dont have any identity,you chaps have a temple in each and every corner of the country,have poya holiday enforced on others and have the guts to say you dont have identity

      Listen imbecile ,if you want to ensure a Buddhist way of life,go protest against massive corruption in country,fight for wealths equal distribution,stop brothels and casinos from operating
      Get justice for the British tourist who was killed in Tangalle and his girlfriend who was raped and the criminals who did it are walking scot free in this so called Buddhist land,first change those and then talk about Buddhism

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      Halal was not an issue until BBS made it an issue. Halal is all over the world. Don’t live in a shell. All BBS is crying is ‘don’t force it on us’. Agreed and Halal logo withdrawn. But for exports to Muslim countries Halal is required, or no exports, no money to pay workers, no inflow of vital Dollars, the country and its people suffer. So Halal logo is so powerful. All Sri Lankans workiing in all Muslim countries eat H A L A L food, earn H A L A L money and send it back home to their loved ones, and live in the H A L A L way of life. Those who do H A R A M and get caught, get punished. All aid that comes into this country from Muslim countries is H A L A L and government squanders it all up, just like any ‘good’ third world government does. I hope I am not rubbing it in too much.

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    THIS LUNATIC LOOKS THINKING THAT BODU BALA SENA ATTACKED THOSE MONKS IN DIRTY SOUTH INDIA?

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      While a Sinhala-Buddhist monk gets attacked in Chennai, see how a Sinhala-Buddhist monk is attacking a Muslim law student in Colombo.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guoFwbbDAUE&feature=player_embedded

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        Sicko, Use another Pseudo Name :)

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        The masquerading fake orange Nabil Gravato is what CT moderators tolerate. They know it, and are smart to disappoint innocents like David Becker.

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      Why did the Monks go to South India if it is dirty? Amanaya has become a Nivataya.

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    Even our BBS has realized that the whole purpose of the current under cover campaign of the desperate Diaspora and its equally desperate proxies in Srilanka is to incite the Buddhists to attack their innocent poor ethnic neighbors.

    And it ain’t going to happen.

    Dr Laksiri sould address his LTTE mates to get a bit more civil, at least now especially when their Diaspora PM , GTF Boss and Navai Pillai are are just about to be feted by the White Brigade in Geneva.

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    Timely piece. I wish more vernacular media gave a forum for such articles. We should never let a few evil people to hijack our humanity.

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    The photograph of buddist monk being beaten up is a fake similar to that of the little bot balachandran was shot by the srilankan army.

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    Dear Proff,

    Did you understand the root course for the BBS agitation. Did you ever write anything about vandalisation of buddhist heritage in eastern province in SL?

    Please not that I am not against any muslims or their faith – hala or whatsoever. Nevertheless daylight destruction of my heritage cannot be tolarated. It is said that person who cannot stand for their country, culture and history is no diffrence to a stray dog. So Prof. would you think Sri Lankan buddhist should further tolerate these?

    Thanks
    Sunil from Heaven

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    Professor, Did any of the BBS member attack a muslim or their property? Anybody can protest peacefully in this country. What’s the big commotion about BBS activities? What’s wrong protesting against about the atrocities done to buddhism in SL? Because buddhist monks come forward and show the public that how these minority extremists conspirate against buddhism, these guys now propagate all over the world that BBS against muslims.

    ONE MARWAN here talk about temple in Akkarapattu. You know how many archaeological sites already flattened[bulldozed] by extremist muslims in East. In Pothuvil 36acres which belongs to Muhudu Maha viharaya grabbed by mslims and built houses during Minister Ashroff’s time nder the patronage of CBK. Some houses walls built together with ancient stone pillars because it’s very difficult to remove them. And around the temple systematically inhabited by muslims[even coastal belt]under the patronage of Divisional Secretariat, by issuing “special permits” to government lands. Recently under the Dayata Krula 2013,and the instructions of President, govt. take steps to protect this temple. Recently Minister Hakeem strongly protest against build a “Dagaba” in this temple. Minister Hakeem once ask chief monk to vacate the temple and if monk agreed he said he will give him[monk] a post of “Justice of Peace”.
    In Kuragala the story is same. We wish BBS can remove unauthorised mosque erected by muslims in a Buddhist Arch.site there.

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      Ranaveera, you are blind to the very spot in you pupils. Think Buddhistically when addressing your rhetorics within the framework of reasonable arguments. The blood in your veins are still red, and will you allow your children to behave in unbecoming manner against the teachings of the Tattagata. I feel pity on you, please protect the peace in all what you see, speak an do.

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    Dear Prof

    I have noticed very interesting language usage as “want to teach samll lession to tamils” by you professor.

    My father was burnt alive at Ratnapura in 1958 just for being a tamil only.
    My father-in-law was burned alive at Borrella junction in 1983. How many were butchered before LTTE just because they are tamils by Sinhalese people of your’s and Kothabaya’s kind. The so called BBS you talk about is the pet child of Kothabaya. Can’t you understand this simple thing – a ‘prof’ like you – you people

    Your starting statement “It was shocking to see the video of a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk being attacked in Chennai Central Railway Station yesterday and this was the second such an incident within few days. This act should be condemned unhesitatingly”

    Did you or can you ever condenm the killing (Burning alive with tyres in their neck)of innocent tamils well before LTTE.If a tamil touch you or your monk it hurts you is in it. Do you know how much of pain I bear in my heart from the time of buring of my father? Good luck to person of your kind.

    Govi

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      Well said. I’m sorry to hear your loss. please note that biggest enemies are for them is not LTTE or tamils, its their MR and his gang. As a Tamil i wish MR will need to stay in power for long time and he will too.

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    I was shocked to see Gothabaya openly supporting BBS. Isn’t Gotha the main supporter of the BBS?

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    India is not making friends by bullying its neighbours. I really don’t believe the Indian policies will be benefit to the Indian Subcontinent. Everyone wants to have a better life, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh people are not exempt from this desire. It is not fair for India to expect Sri Lankan and Bangladesh people to sit and wait for India to develop in 200-300 years. Indians have kids like rats, they don’t have enough to give to their own people. How can they give to the other countries? India’s policies are eating India, I really don’t believe it is working. It will only help the Westerners to be in power for another 200-300 years. The sooner India follows China is better for India. The British would have implemented one child policy if they didn’t invade most parts of the world. Indians are kidding themselves, because Indians are not planing to invade other countries, then how are they going to provide better life to their kids to compete with the West when they breed like rats?

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    I think its dam good!!! see in Sri Lanka they harass the muslims, damage and stone their shops and mosques in the nights! The government is silent too!! This is a blessing is disguise, not a single buddhist should ne allowed into India! The Buddhist monks in SriLanka has lost their head!! If this continues, all muslim nations should unite and teach a good lesson!!

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