15 August, 2020

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Ampitiye Sumane’s Slap Fell On The Civility Of The Sinhala Buddhists!

By Lakmal Harischandra –

Lakmal Harischandra

Ampitiye Sumana, the well- known saffron clad thug from the East – rhymes aptly with Aggona Chandare and rightly so, in terms of their behavioural strength – rowdism and thuggery. These days, he is on the social media for having behaved like a street thug chasing out like a ruffian, a Christian pastor and his evangelical group, in scant regard to the rule of law. He was seen to slap another Christian preacher asking an innocent question from him while the law enforcement are looking helpless. Still, he is a cinema hero among many among his like-minded followers who will whistle at his antics, and compliment him for his rude and violent vitriolic behaviour towards other communities including spitting out raw filth, contrary to the dignity of his robe. The Police personnel are just spectators to his vile and criminal behaviour. Who has given him the authority to take the law into his hands and pass judgement? Where are the Mayanayakes of the Main Chapters speaking out against this unruly behaviour on the part of this Saffron thug, unbecoming of a Buddhist clergy, in contravention of the Vinaya Pitaka? When will the Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka  take the likes of most respected Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero and Ven Galkande Dhammananda Thero  as their role models of Buddhist way of living? Aboo-dhassa Kaaley- as it is said in Sinhala of these changing times to the worst!

Watch the video below:

If the pastor or any other person is commits a socially unacceptable act or even a crime, it should be left to the law enforcement and the arm of law to inquire into and act on the case. This trend of un-official policing by this rogue monk, is nothing new as there are many videos in the social media where he abuses Tamil speaking government officers and even Police in raw filth, in the presence of even ladies. This type of same behaviour happened some time ago in Trincomalee as well, when another monk abused a Tamil lady too and the Police did not take any action. As a community, it is incumbent upon all of us as Sinhala Buddhists to put a stop to this type of rogue monk behaviour as it undermines our faith and culture which reigned supreme for over 2500 years. Rather than basking on past glory, it is important that Sinhala Buddhists make the peaceful message of Buddhism relevant to the current times

These types of rogue sangha heroes have come out in numbers, after Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR) swept to power in December, riding on the explosively emotive racist campaign, based on Sinhala Buddhist supremacism. This fever wasn’t new as it initially took wings during the tenure of office of his brother  Mahinda with many hate groups cashing on the triumphalism after the end of the war against the Tigers of the North. At that time, temples decorated their walls with pictures of the Rajapaksa brothers. Money flowed for radical Buddhist groups. BBS and its sister groups started off a well-orchestrated hate campaign against the Muslims who were living in harmony for over 1000 years with the Sinhalese. It subsided during the initial period of Yahapalana rule, only to rise from the phoenix to drive fear once again into the hearts of the Muslims during that period too. The tempo of anti-Muslim hate increased exponentially after the disastrous Easter Sunday. This hate wave of course worked to the advantage of GR and Pohottuwa, as the Saffron Brigade exploited it to stir a Sinhala Buddhist majoritarian consciousness among the Sinhala peasants to bring a ‘Sinhala Buddhist king’ to power, towards establishing a Sinhala Buddhist State, along the same lines Modi chose to create a Hindutva India.

Today, with (almost) a fully Sinhalized cabinet and a civil administration team, the whole State machinery is much active in this direction. Moves are afoot that National Anthem will only be sung in Sinhala. If true, this is a sad development  as it will once again further polarize the nation. As Colvin R De Silva said : one language- two nations and two languages- one nation. For some unknown reason , perhaps strategically until the Parliamentary elections,  there is a lull in all Muslim hate activities and program of action such as canards about sterilization through Wanda Pethi, brassieres, underwear and stories ‘Shafi’ tactics with regard  to making Sinhala Pregnant women infertile, have all been put on hold. Even Tamil extremist activities in the North such as commemoration of death of Tiger cadres and desecration of statues of Sinhala kings and Queens are not been given publicity. Hiru and Adha Derana are very selective of the news they carry! Any possible Sinhala Buddhist politician deemed as a threat to GR’s political destiny is being mercilessly subdued even leading to intra-conflicts within the Sangha community; Patali was one such victim.

Other saffron clad experts and thugs have also once again hit the streets of Sri Lanka. Ven Medatissa for example held a press conference recently about a booklet about sex education written by subject experts, alongside a monk who had charges of child abuse involving a samanera. These monks did not object to degeneration of morals by the TV stations through telecasting semi nude clad women dancing and Indian Teledramas. Saffron thugs like (Ven) Gnanasaras, Ittekandes and Dayaratnes, Ampitiye Sumanas and the likes (calling them as Venerable is an insult to Buddhism) are in an upbeat mood, assuming their past un-official policing roles, and in their own ways undertaking raids and pointing fingers. Some are announcing the dismantling their hate outfits, in the light of the accomplishment of their mission of forming a ‘Sinhala State’. These Devadhaththas are insulting and destroying the essence of the peaceful message of the Gauthama Buddha, which we hold in highest regard.

In Sri Lanka, it is shame that Sinhala people, who are the inheritors of the values of Theravada Buddhism, incited by some rogue radical monks, have entered an era of militant tribalism. Thereby they, and particularly their leaders, are betraying the Buddhist value of non-violence, let alone kindness and compassion. Many analysts cite changing socio-political trends for the radicalization of the Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka. While many monks uphold values of inclusivism, peace and non-violence, more radical groups became increasingly influential with the electoral victory of a Sinhala nationalist government in the 1950s. It attained a new high during Rajapaksa’s regime in Post-war Sri Lanka and ecstatic peak after the victory of GR. To find the underlying causes of this violence, one need only look at the changing position of the Buddhist clergy in Sri Lankan society. Over the last several decades, Sri Lanka’s traditional Buddhist leadership, composed of nearly 30,000 monks has become more fractured and more political. The dismantling of the Buddhist hierarchy coupled with a shortage of material resources encouraged many monks to embrace radicalism. There is no control of the young monks too by those in authority. Vinaya Pitaka is a non-starter. Monks tend to embrace a more radical message. The effect of this has been a general increase in both the radicalism and political activism advocated by monks. Controversies over the role of Buddhist monks in society have circled around their involvement in political parties.

Many hate groups such as BBS, Sinhala ravaya, Ravana Balaya and even Pohottuwa-linked, Abharayarama temple-based rogue Sangha groups and even communal parties such as  JHU and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya are internally divided and composed of monks seeking individual notoriety by appealing to the ethnic insecurities of their base. Their fodder today is anti-Muslim hate. These organizations are evidence of the extent to which the Buddhist religious economy has become a free market dominated by entrepreneurs whose fortunes are limited only by their radicalism and rhetorical skills. Faced with a resource deficit and the autonomy to preach as they please, Sri Lanka’s Buddhist clergy have both the means and the motive to promote radical anti-minority rhetoric. The island’s political environment will continue to reward such rhetoric as long as competition among Buddhist monks is encouraged by a “free market” approach to religious leadership. Alternatively, should political actors move to undo the fragmentation of the sangha, the competitive incentives so important for encouraging anti-minority violence could be curtailed.

Then, there is the case of raw impunity when Buddhist monks are involved in crimes or anti-social activities. There is widespread abuse of young saamaneras in temples by senior monks and when Ranjan Ramanayake revealed its depth, he was incarcerated by the Maha Sangha although it is a reality. Then we have the case of Ven. Gnanasara who was released after receiving Presidential pardon against all legal norms, after being in jail for contempt of court. The significance of Gnanasara’s recent exoneration is diminished only by the significance of his original arrest in June 2018, when, for a period of weeks, the island was fixated on the monk’s fate. From the capital city, Colombo, to the some of the island’s most remote towns, Buddhist monks and lay leaders held rallies and demonstrations, accusing the government of attacking Buddhism and trammelling on the sacred institution of the Buddhist monasticism. At one point, hundreds of saffron-robed monks turned one of Colombo’s busiest intersections into a traffic-stopping protest gathering. Support for Gnanasara merged with demands for law reform. Protestors also used the idea of a monk being forced to disrobe as evidence of a state-led legal campaign against monastic law, or Vinaya.

It is increasingly evident that it is this fallacious narrative of otherness that the BBS led Sinhalese Buddhist extremists seem to want to embed deeply within the majoritarian mentality. There is a dual impact that this seeks to achieve; a majoritarian mind-set of extremist Buddhists emboldens their rhetoric, which in turn seeks to weaken a community who would be beset by minoritarian (for want of a word) feelings of otherness. It is the failure of the governments to institutionalise law and order specially when the fences(Sangha) themselves are eating the crops, after the end of the war ,and is a damning indictment on the governments that the virulent rhetoric of the radical groups led by rogue monks have stooped to lowest levels, reflecting adversely on the peaceful religion of Buddhism. Coming to power of GR is now being taken by these divisive forces as an open licence to indulge in anti-minority activities as they deem fit and will. One of the worrying factors is that extremist organisations are seen to collaborate across borders.  Myanmar’s face of Buddhist terror Wirathu and BBS connections are well known.

There is a danger that the exclusivist and extremist narratives used by powerful forces such as Sinhala Buddhist radical groups and forces seeking to divide rather than unite people, could have serious long term implications for peace and order in Sri Lanka. Given the history of ethnic and terrorist violence, it is imperative that the government and community and religious leaders devise policy measures for countering religious agitation and militancy. Sinhala Buddhist extremism and radicalism cannot be an antidote or a countering force against Wahhabi extremism and radicalism. Both are equally detestable and should be rooted out.  A counter-narrative is needed to alleviate growing tensions between the Buddhists and other communities specially the Muslims in present times.  The State should get the leading Buddhist monks who are seen as having the authority, along with other religious leaders to provide narratives and counter-narratives to eliminate hate and bigotry as well as intolerance and mutual mistrust. In this mission, Ven Galkande Dhammananda Thero and the likes should be made to give lead to heal the wounds of war and violence and build bridges. This reverend monk rightly says that the Bhikkhu Order is wounded and should be treated first before treating the ‘hate’ disease of the masses.

Further, there is a need to prepare the Buddhist monks to face the emerging challenges effectively to promote peaceful co-existence. The objective of religious education should be broadened from an effort to inculcate particular religious’ values, to include the understanding of other religions and the promotion of respect for other faiths. However, repeated efforts of the State to reform Pirivena education have failed, leaving the monks with limited resources to attempt to deal with a rapidly changing world. A reform of Pirivena education that would provide monks with a more relevant base of knowledge and enable them to consider ethnic, sectarian and cultural diversity as an important part of national heritage is the need of the hour. It could contribute to better relations among the different faith groups in Sri Lanka.

Over the centuries, there have been tremendous changes to Buddhism. Indeed, change is one of the foundational principles in Buddhism: all is impermanent. Some changes are in concert with modernity, others are in reaction. Today, monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka continue to interpret their religion different to what Gauthama taught and even fight violently presumably to ‘defend’ their religion and call their followers too to action – a far cry from the message of  Buddhism. It appears that the cycle of violence perhaps continues in this final stage of the cycle of time: the Kali Yuga, the Age of Destruction. The earlier we reverse this cycle, it is good for the image of the Sinhala people and the country at large.

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  • 19
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    Another fine article well compiled by an illustrious Tamil.
    @ RJ 1.
    what will occur on our planet if we the Tamil community do not abide on planet earth. ?
    @ RJ 2.
    now let me tackle the Lankan triad armed forces and with their police contemparies and the rest of the home guards etc.
    @ RJ 3.T
    The lesser said about them is the best for any law-abiding citizens sanity.
    after the 1956 elections which sadly elected vicious vengeance revenge taking racists impotent pricks of the highest caliber,
    @ RJ 4.
    After the racist Klux following racist gang took government we have had many a frequent racial riot where the criminal uneducated lacking finesse Sinhala gentry produced many shocking below the belt hard-hitting vicious Sinhalese gangs who with sadistic pleasure in their balls committed many an act of arson looting raping of the innocents among other unspeakable acts.
    @ RJ 5.
    since the Tamil Tigers who were in full operation at that time not a single dastardly multi criminal act has taken place due to the petty-minded cowardly Sinhala gangs including their women fear who was shitting from both pores when the name of the Tamil Tigers was mentioned to them. the scooting of both sexes when it was announced that 3 Tamil Tigers had paid a courtesy visit to the Fort Railway Station.
    once they realized that was nothing but a hoax created by one of their own they became with bravado killed many innocents including members of the Muslim community who were going about the country doing their chores.
    @ RJ 6.
    The armed forces then became supermen and took up doing many an un-savory act even after completing and winning the cursed 30-year-old war. they were able to successfully do this because they freely used unconventionally banned weapons of every type that one can imagine of.

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      This monk should be arrested and be rehabilitated accordingly. He should not have right to slap anyone. Just look how he calls the tamil and muslim people. ” waren, bola, tho kawudha” are not civilized enough to represent the entire sinhala folk. Allow the kind of thugs hidden behind SIVURU are MR tactics to show that there are sinhala extremism mastering in this country.
      Rajakashes should be made accoutable for the imerge of this kind of ballige puthas abusing their monkhood to betray sinahala folk.
      If I was slapped or verbally attacked, I would not be silent, but on the spot, i would slap to him….. and teach him a good lession. But our unc ivilized sinhala would not get this before it becoming a mountaneous issue.

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        Becoming a monk is connected with poverty stricken in the country. Even today, there are families that they believe to get rid of their sons easily by offering them to temples.
        These temples are filled with senior monks that have been waiting for young flesh and bones. Most of the senior monks I got tknow in SRILANKA lately are no better to street mongers or the like ones that would do any harm to anyone, but wearing SIVURU.
        The myths that the society is tied down is, if anyone would stand against SIVURU, he or she would have to be punished,
        But none of them seem to raise the question, if an unethical man would be wrapped around by SIVURU and seen as a monk, what would you do ?
        This man in the VIDEO is a MONK THUG for the ages. He makes big talks to drag the attention from naive people, but never respect the law and order of the country. Why should lanken police allow the kind of men to PLAY above the law ?
        It is just lanken laws and orders are still not POWERFUL enough. THe impunity being enjoyed by monks are beyond all bearing.
        It is high time, people to realize, these thugs tarnish the image of buddhism in this country, going beyond all levels.
        Buddha has never asked us to promote VIOLENCE to achieve betterment of life….. what is being practised today in the name of buddhism is something else. They give a more place for JATHAKA stories than true teachings of the buddha. That is a curse.

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        we are a very unlucky nation. newly elected bunch would not do any good to the country … minority srilankens are in fears today. Their fears are reasonable.
        If I had been born as christians or muslims, I would not find lanken buddhist monks as fair citizens. They just abusve the power and the respect given to them in the society and behave like animals to date.
        we cant rely on criminal leaders that they would create better environments. These leaders for their political survivals would do nothing against injustice. This has been the culture in this country. They often give lip services, but they would not do the due, even if innocient citizens would have been hurt.
        Physical assault by a monk or lay man should not be neglected. If investigations clear that the crime doer has done that, should be subjected to punishments so that youth would not follow the ill acts.

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        What a country ?-

        my dear friends, I dont know about you, whenever I see this monks acts going beyond all ethics and morals, make me very like, this man should be kept in a jail for the rest of his life.
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        I am born buddhist as many others have been in thie country, but I dont respect any kind of thug-monks just becasue they wear MONK constume. Nor would I kneel down before them whenever i meet them in SRILANKA. I live in europe, I have learnt a lot how to respect the other over the years. But each time visiting my relatives back in home country, what I am compelled to see it – utterly disgusting activities of monks and today s buddhists.
        If the buddhists adherents would watch out well, the monks would never turn out to be this aggressive. There are lot more monks, that just pretend their monkhood but just to abuse it, only they have become monks. Most of them behave no second to lay people today. I respect good hearted people and monks but I would never respect thugs and rascals.
        Rajapakshes politics promost thug monks and their cultures.
        Punnakku eating buddhists rally round to promote hatreds.
        See, today, be ones in that areas or others, would not feel fine, being beaten by a thug monk right ? The strength of that priest is, he never reattacked the monk, …. even if he could do so.
        May be if I would have been beaten, I would have ATTACKED the monk on the spot… until he would realize that we are all SAME srilankens.. that have the same rights.
        This monk waited like frogs waiting for insects to become popular through SM videos. These monks are shameless.
        They dont care about anything but their everyday issues.

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          Kamal Agunaratna

          This not the only thug who wears saffron කසාවත. There are other thugs too in saffron (protective armour).
          Lately I am finding Magalkande Sudantha making much noises while in Saffron clad.

          I am also beginning to think the Awakened one was the last Buddhist.

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        Here you go.. my new year greetings to the following fellows.

        1) Mr Sinhala Man
        2)Mr Native Vedda
        3)Mr Amarasiri
        4)Ranjana fernando
        5)Meer
        and all good wholehearted srilankens that make every effort to educate PARA sinhala/tamils/muslims in my home country.-

        Let s rebuild a nation and liberate the COUNTRY from RAJAPAKSHE MAFIA!

        May you all have a healthy and successful new year 2020 !!!!!!

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          Simon De Silva
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          Happy Holidays

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          Thanks, Simon.
          .
          This message also for the others mentioned by you.
          .
          When you post a message, do you never come back to it to see what sort of response there has been? How serious are you about what you have said?
          .
          I try always to say only what I mean. And that is what I do, when I write my own articles, which is not very often. You still have two days to go to comment on this:
          .
          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/some-thomian-pharisees-are-adamant-on-the-need-to-cheat/
          .
          It takes a long time to research and write articles of this sort, and when the comments indicate that there has been careful reading prior to assent with the view I have taken, it goes a long way towards solving the problem that has been highlighted.
          .
          So, what do you feel about the issues there?

          This is Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man” wishing you all the best for the New Year.

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          Simon De Silva,

          Wish you and all , a Happy New Year, and another orbit around the Sun.

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      Dear Mr Harishchandra.
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      thanks for the great article.
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      I cant agree with you more. Immediately I watched this video few days ago, I was speechless.And was ashamed to be a sinhala born as buddhist in that country.
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      We talk high but sinhalaya is the most abusive ethinic group in the country today. Alone rascals to be brought back by the vote by themselves is beyond my angers and bearing.
      All these show even if ETHIOPIA would march towards the economic development, our people would not seem to be even good at differentiating good from the bad yet today. They are just being misled by BUDDHAGAMA which is not the true teachings of buddha.
      Today, buddhist values are being overshadowed by the rascal buddhist way of life in thie country. Lanken SAFRON wrapped thugs should be crushed by their buds, before a next calamity will be emerged inthis country.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8izBsfYSd7Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8izBsfYSd7Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8izBsfYSd7Qhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8izBsfYSd7Q

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      WE NEED POWERFUL LAWS TO TAME THIS KIND OF MONK. AS IF A POISONOUS SNAKE ENTERD TO THE GARTEN; THESE MEN SHOULD BE CONTROLLED BY THE LAW:
      No matter he or she is buddhist monk, muslim or christian priest, so long they are caught by any kind of misbehaviour should be brought before the courts and be punished them accordingly could work for the equality and reconciliation of the nation.
      :
      Instead, SOCIAL media to act supportedly just because he is a buddhist monk, nothing can help for healing the wounds of people.
      :
      We the buddhists should have SUPREMACISTS power…. the mentality and thinking patterns should be subjected to proper investigations. pEOPLE should be made clear so long we are all srilankens, they should be treated with the same spoon.
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      This kind of pinguthtarayas, do anything harming the true buddhist image of this country. Now they have done so … but people dont care, much but to help their aggressions have pushed us from pan to the fire.
      I think we should go protest… day long marches against this kind of thugs. and their unethical acts in public.
      Alone the langague bitch s son be used is beyond all levels. He should be GIVEN a lethal injection by the nature … to allow us all in peace.

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      Colombo HIGH priest RAJAPKAHE MAN Agarathaguru RANJITH MALCOM BALLIGE PUTHA@
      He should wake up from his long slumber.
      He should see it right let alone today.
      This man Ambiitye mad monk should be punished for all the high crimes being carried out by him there.
      He should not be made a hero for us sinhalaya. He has been tarnishing our buddhist image we have hade for the ages..
      .
      I am born buddhist but i dont see any buddhistic values in today srilnkaa even if they are all wearing pirith noole around their penises today.
      :
      They abuse real good teachings of buddha for their living patterns. Specially Rajapkashe ballige putha shoudl be hung by his balls to allow these acts in this country.
      :
      May rajapakshes be PUNISHED by all mighty gods leaving ALL SRILANKENS in peace inthis land.

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      Dear SINHALA MAN,
      please dont be backward. You have been making every good effort to educate our people regardless of their race, religion, gender or whatever barrier. Your model of thinking should be promoted by SRILANKENS at large. I know how you mean by your comments and articles, but not much is becoming aware to the masses, since their thinking nature is sky-earth different to that of yours. You the kind of senior personalities could do lot more than we just think. I have no doubt, if any rulers would give you a place where your learnt ablities could better be applied, lankens could achieve a lot.
      I also thought, that Dr AJITH KOHONA be that of gem, but later I understood, he was not. He had hidden agendas to become a leader in their group, however his destiny ended up being marginalized today. But knowledgewise, he is a well read public speaker. His speeches could open the doors to youth, as is the case that KANDULA program holder Mr Charles# do. Not many public speakers could do the job to the point the way few are talented.
      All in all, I wish you all the best in the new year 2020 Mr Sinhala man.

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    “If the pastor or any other person is commits a socially unacceptable act or even a crime, it should be left to the law enforcement and the arm of law to inquire into and act on the case.”

    Agree. Several Tamil Christian clergy openly supported terrorism carried out by LTTE barbarians targeting innocent men, women, children and even unborn babies. Legal action should be taken against them.

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      Sinhala Buddhist Terrorism the fight that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is afraid of… but he will take them on soon and put these monks in their place…

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        Hope this is true
        Some one has to give some direction to the Nation
        This sort of drama will not help anybody.

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          Citizen Silva

          “This sort of drama will not help anybody.”

          Come on this is what has been happening for the past 70 years.
          Where were you?
          Is it possible for us to get access to your parallel universe?

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        Anonymous,
        I doubt whether GoRa can do it. Even if he could, he won’t touch them b’cos GoRa/MaRa politics depends very heavily on them.

        Engaging in intellectual debates with other religions as needed is the sole duty of clergies. All the founding leaders of religions had to engage in debates against contemporary rivals. But, the difference between them & the modern clergies is the lack of discipline, intellect and class. There are many reasons for this sad situation but, when it comes to Buddhism, the biggest reason is losing the the meaning of the monk-hood. A vast majority is there mainly for power, prestige & privileges offered to them as a respect for the robe they are wearing.

        Buddha was one of the great philosopher during his days and he trained his disciples also to follow suite. Unfortunately, today’s monk don’t have such a training. Instead, racism & politics have become their priority. As far as I know, only the catholic church has a thorough training for candidates for clergies. This lack of proper training plays a major role in the non-Buddhist like behavior of monks. Just today, I heard Narampanawe’ Ananda of Asgiri sector approving the Gvt decision not to sing National Anthem in Tamil. How the heck these racist monks ever intend to teach Buddhism to Tamils without using their language? With monks like these, Buddhism doesn’t need competitors for destruction!

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      You the ultra racists, living as refugees in DOWN UNDER would add lot more fuel to the buring issue. That is your intention, even if your last breath is naturally numbered. But we are all not like that. I as a born buddhist would never respect the kind of RASCAL racist pseudo monks that would do anything to spread extremism in this country. Why not NON-buddhist leaders could spread their thoughts, if buddhists can do the same. Just to feel that we the buddhists should be held above is a wrong thing. We are all srilankens and should be treated by the same spoon.
      Let Rajakshes to abuse their power, …. these mad dogs had been made silent by previous GG rule, but today, they have returned to power ruining the nation.
      Before long, you will learn how the so called RAJAKASHES rascals mislead the nation.
      Let s hope Rajakshes be punished by ALL INVISIBLE forces on this world.

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      Really Shenali Baduge?

      So where does that put this monk(ey)?

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      This is not the first time, this roudy safron clad homo thug behaved this way:
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      1)A female police constable was attacked at the time, they turned up to settle his property related issue few years ago. The manner this bitch’s son but wrapped around by MONK constumes sent the message across to be no different to any lay thugs or even worst.
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF-Ccx6UNhIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF-Ccx6UNhI
      Please listen to the FILTHY lanagauge the pseudo monks has been used to. If any lay man would behave so, he would have been jailed long ago.
      The kind of monks shoULd be rehabiliated or keept away from human association

      Sihala diasphora make him even more powerful to the very same manner they do it with KOLTUWE hamuduruwo.::::: There should be equal rights to all… but that does not seem to work under any govt why ?
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      People s stupid beliefs that SIVURU should be respected should be MADE clear or reformed to.
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      This man does not seem to respect any lawful bodies. Taking laws to his hands should be made clear to him.
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      2) This man in robes make every effort to be middle point – for the media attraction. He should be subjected to therapies. The kin do fmonks should not be given support by anyone.
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      If GOTA led govt would stand against this man – we the real buddhist can believe, that GOTLER has wholeheatedness to solve the ethnic and relgious issues of this nation. Else, he is just ana nother PUPPET president, who came to power, abusing the votes of people.

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      Eagle Bump Ass Blind Eye

      “Several Tamil Christian clergy openly supported terrorism carried out by LTTE barbarians targeting innocent men, women, children and even unborn babies.”

      What has LTTE terrorism got to do with this proselytising Sinhala Christian? Saffron clad thugs have their own religion, racism, bigotry, greed, land grabbing, violence, committing sacrilegious acts, invading and occupying temples with the support of local thugs, STF, Police and now department of Archeology.

      You should consider replacing BUDDHA by Anagarika Racist Homeless Dharmapala.

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      If so they were not Christians. I think they supported just rights and not terrorism

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      Eagle Shit, why are you bringing the LTTE here? Who are the barbarians? Not the Tamil christian clergy, it is your shitty safron robed thugs. The clergy supported the tigers because they kept away your barbarian forces harming the tamil ladies (sexually), the children, the old and the well to do.

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      Hey mahindapala AKA eagle eye AKA ve…P…
      What are you up to .Are you still pimpling your Tamil Wife and living off it. What are your children half sinhaloyos and half Demaloyas.?????

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    It is very clear that Gota does not have and can not have a pluralistic, inclusive strategy to win Ballot at the election. because Gota can not give reasonable answers to the question of the post-war disappearance of Tamils. Similarly, Gota can not reverse the Buddhist nationalist trend he himself created by using Buddhist monks. When you grow the puppy at your lap and once it grows, trying to distance from the lap has consequences. Similarly, these racially motivated Monks who took sub-contract of promoting racial card to gain votes to Gota for almost a decade can not change their mindset to Dhamma.

    Sri Lanka as an uncivilized country with uncivilized political structure this kind of anomaly is unavoidable. If Sri Lanka is a civilized country, then the alleged war criminals and alleged for several other crimes as well as accused of Dual Citizens maybe even get a chance to get a ticket for presidential or parliamentary candidates.

    How to build a civilized nation with civilized political and academic culture in Sri Lanka is the key question that needs answers.

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      Sampath,

      Start a campaign and say that Buddhism is Buddha and Dhamma, only Double Gem.

      Triple Gem is a Farce.

      All others , have to follow the Double Gem, laymen and saffron clad monks.

      There is absolutely no need to prostrate to saffron clad monks. They can treat monks and laymen alike with respect as human beings.

      This is true Buddhism.

      Similarly, True Christianity is not prostrating to Popes, Cardinals and Bishops. Ask Martin Luther.

      Will the imbeciles, mean IQ 79 and dropping get it?

      Slogan:

      Buddhism is Double Gem, Buddha and Dhamma Only.

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        With due respect Mr. Amarasiri, the third gem represents the community of Bhikkkus (A Bhikkku being one who is fearful of the round of rebirths and therefore strives to release himself from the cycle of existence), headed by the Buddha, has as its lineage the likes of the Ven. Sariputta and Ven, Maha Moggalana.

        Sadly, even the average monk you find in the temples today does not seem to fit this definition even remotely.

        As for this person referenced in the article, he clearly is no monk – and does not seem to have even the basic of human qualities. I can only say he shall reap what he sow.

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          Common Cents,

          Originally, the Third Gem, the Sangha, referred to the Bodisatvas, not to the garden variety laymen or things who wore saffron robes, during Buddha’s period. The Monks cleverly replaced the Bodisatvas with monks and broadened the definition of Sangha, and included the monks. Because the monks are now redefined as the Original Sangha (Bodhisattva), the Buddhist laymen imbeciles, mean IQ 79, are forced to accept them as such.

          So, Buddhism is Double Gem, not with the crooks monks as the Third Gem,

          Why prostrate to crook monks? The imbeciles won’t get anywhere, other than getting stupider, as demonstrated.

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          Commen CENTs@,
          ,
          What have you been bubbling ?
          :
          So called 3 rd gem of buddhism, to have done lot more services, why dont we have a better society rebuilt yet today in SL ?
          :
          Gone were the days, that SANGA contributed much in rebuilding the society as people s psychologists. Today, the other way around should be the case, since every 2nd monk being found in LOCAL and srilankens entities in foreign countries are reported to be beyond all ethics and morals. Most of them are more into abusive life styles. I myself have met with some lanken monks in Europe; after exchaning with them on and on, I understood, not an inch of SEELAWANTHAKAMA are in them. So why should we respect them as monks if we are sane ?
          :
          Secondly, monks of MANGALARAMAYA temple nature are the worst. He is known to be a worst monk in red robes, also spread ganja to his workers as a compensation, how dare a monk be fallen to that low levels.
          :
          wE DONT need to respect him, just going by his wording – not even PRISONers may be using the SINHALA filthy the manner bugger monk is upto. No matter he has been continung it being hidden behind SIVURU the lanken law and order let him abuse it further why is that ?
          :
          Why fake monks be allowed to continue it this way ? THOSE EXPERTS intelligent staffs could do the job properly being ” undercover” if they really want to find lot more about the kind of aggressive and abusive monk right? If law and order professionals do beleive, and work wholehearted towards the people, they could do lot more… making use of today s technology in order ot reveal the truths of these monks. ‘:

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          Commn cents@

          You are a good example as to why people in SRILANKEN-HELL to have voted for criminals, i.e paved the way criminals to return and escape from their investigations.
          .
          Let me elaborate it to you, if you mindset it so rotten, not allowing you to get the the least about the ground situation.
          There are enough statistics that prove srilankens temples are filled with various kind of criminals that escape the law and order, in the name of MONKHOOD. Monks regardless of them being criminals or saints, are wrapped around by SIVURA… as if any beverages could be bottled properly and be brought before the people regardless of its credibility. ‘
          Even more than 80% of lankens monks in today sri lanka are not doing well. They either live like lay people or do even more high crimes being hidden behind sivuru.
          Child monks – aka, Samanera are molseted on and on, but nothing seems to work the monks being punished with higher punishments.
          Ironically, politicians like MAHINDA RAJAKASHE publicly disregard any criminal energies of the monks, for his election campaigns…. his total ignorance has worked like a wave effect, so that those criminals monks be protected or their crimes be overshadowed…. #all these facts are PUBLIC SECRET.
          Lanken media men work together with RAJAPAKSHE ALLIES, and they are being paid with the stolen state wealth, by Rajakshes. This is also a well known fact. Lately held election campaigns and mahinda rajapakshes wedding ceremonies and the manner, how hecelebreated them extra vaganza, are clear FACTs if UNDERCOVER would reveal it sooner to the people.
          Nothing like CID or other bodies seem to work agains them, so as if HEAPs of dog shit are covered and decorated with ICINIG

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    “Money flowed for radical Buddhist groups. BBS and its sister groups started off a well-orchestrated hate campaign against the Muslims who were living in harmony for over 1000 years with the Sinhalese.”

    Wrong! These people that you mention did not carry out a hate campaign against Muslim community. They were against growing Wahabi Muslim extremism. By ignoring what they exposed, people in this country paid a heavy price on 21st April. If you look at Buddhist Muslim clashes carefully the first stone was thrown by Wahabi Muslims to provoke Sinhalayo. Very cleverly, at the end they put the blame on Buddhists.

    Let me remind this young guy that Sinhala Buddhists saved Muslims from Portuguese slaughterers, allowed them to settle down in Sinhala villages, allowed Muslims to marry Sinhala women, convert them to Islam and breed thousands of Muslims. Yet, it was Muslims who started the first Anti-Sinhala Buddhist riot in 1915 at Gampola in collaboration with British that lead to the massacre of thousands of Sinhalayo by British.
    Muslims also worked as spies to British and helped to catch Sinhala anti-British heroes.

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      Eagle Eye,
      please try to see it right even if you would die next week.
      You guys make it worse yet today. How can a man in early 80ties stay adding the kind of hatred remarks which has no basis.
      Either you should have been molested by TAMILs or MUSLIMS to be as you are today.
      What on earth you have been bubbling knowing that our racists sinhalaya have been destroying our muslim and tamil brethren.
      If I were born tamil or muslim, i would hate sinhalaya for ever… if the nation would only consist of you the kind of ultra racists.
      I dont think you have good family, that would sorrow your death … your hatreds have no limits Mr Mahindapala.
      En oujgh is enough give us a break please.
      Theh name of god, please concentrate the few days before you with peace and inner harmony.
      If a posionous reptile entered to our backyards, , i would destroy the reptile on the sport, our laws and the law in Australia should work together to crush you the kind of human animals so that the peace and harmony take the space on this planet.

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        Ms Maralothoni,
        please dont try to beg MAHINDA PALA aka ultra sinhala racist that is born to destroy our sinhala race.
        It is better to talk to a ZOO-MONKEY could bring you more fun. Mahindapala would be ende dup in a hell…. no doubt about that. I have read his articles on LANKAWEB. the kind RACISTs should be quaranteened for a better world. I wonder the bugger not to have grasped the least… though living in excile for such a long time ?
        I do live abroad and so long. I cant myself be like the racists, but I do behave like very human having seen and learnt lot more about other nationalities.
        Our sinhalaya be them in UK, Australia or anywhere else, are not like MAHINDAPALA, but think so liberal…. at least having passed few years, but MAHINDA pala to be bitten in hatreds against lanken tamil srilankans or muslim srilankens should be subjected to proper analysis. Either the bugger should have been raped by tamils or muslims.. or being raped further, or he should be coming from a very hateful parent house.
        I have never heard a sinhalaya being that anti tamil/muslim as Mahindananda.
        This man would live up further on the excreta of Rajapakshe rascals.

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    To make a change in the extremist trend, first and foremost Gota has to be de-radicalized.

    Gota’s decade long believes of the possibility of creating a Buddhist Nationalist Government let him promote his extremist and radical agenda that turn away the 1000 years historic pluralistic, inclusive value-based nation.

    The question of the year is How to de-radicalize President Gota from his radicalized thoughts.

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      Therapy?

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        Citizen Silva

        “Therapy?”

        Gota has gone past the stage of no return where therapy, treatment, … surgery won’t works.
        He is simply mad.

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      Sampath,

      I am anti Rajakashes. But I dont think Gotler does have all the ill nature of Mahinda Rajaakshe. Just imagine ho whe paid a visit to RMV day before yesterday and how he talked to the people. That sounded right to my eyes.
      I dont support them yet today, but Mahinda Rajakshes and their henchmen to be punished. So long Gotler be there as the elected President, we have to see it like that today.
      People cut their neck by their own, now they cant stop the blood oosing through the neck. Just give us one single good think the buggers led govt did within the last 6 weeks. Nothing right?? But to my surprise, no media alerts onthat .. how come ?#’
      Gota does not seem to tolerate MR activities, but he cant do anything right at the moment, since the bugger was tamed by the mandate given to MR.
      I HAVE NO DOUBT RAJAKSHES WILL HAVE TO END UP TO THE VERY SAME MANNER GADAFI AND HUSSEINE FAMILIES fated it in those tyranies.

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    This is the first impressions of SL going the way of a new Syria under the nose of Rajapaksas.
    Shameful for Buddhism and its non violent teachings and these low class thuggish child molesters were taken into mainstream politics in 1956 by the sewala Banda for his political survival and he was the first victim as he was shot by a monk.

    Now, its history repeating, these rogue monks under Rajapaksas will shoot the entire nation and its time Buddhists take a stand to cleanup the sasana. Mangala was very correct to say that we do have only Buddha and Dhamma double gem.

    May the noble double gem bless Sri Lankans now and always.

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    The problem with the present day Buddhist monks is 99 % of them were ordained by parents due to economic hardships and those grow up without any love and empathy and then had to go though so much abuse and sexual harassment as Samaneras from elder monks and naturally keep an grudge against the society.

    In todays tech powered world with social media and digital way of life.. Monkhood is a greater challenge and we create more Gnanasaras/ Medagodas/ Rathanes and these Ampitiyes who are a shame for our noble teachings of the buddha.

    Its these corrupt monks who will destroy the Buddhism of 2500 years in the next century and start blaming Muslims of Tamils as a scapegoat.

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      Matilda Ellapola,

      “The problem with the present day Buddhist monks is 99 % of them were ordained by parents due to economic hardships and those grow up without any love and empathy and then had to go though so much abuse and sexual harassment as Samaneras from elder monks and naturally keep an grudge against the society.”

      Then Buddhism is abused by calling them the 3rd Gem of the Triple Gem, and the imbeciles prostrate to them.

      This imbecilic tradition was not there, during the time of the first 6 Para Kings.

      Call Buddhism Double Gem, Buddha and Dhamma. Keep the monks and the laymen out of it.Let them treat each other and other human beings with respect.

      No need to prostrate to imbecile monks of the so-called Sangha. Will the imbeciles, mean IQ 79 and dropping, get it?

      Slogan: Buddhism is Buddha and Dhamma Only, Double Gem.

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    The prime minister famous workds there 2 classes of people one like country and dont like the country But This proof is superior to others, that they should dominate, control, and subjugate others, or are entitled to do so. A man who walk free and supremacy exeed in action.

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    Whats new ??? No surprises. Anything different from this would have turned out to be surprise. I am sure Cardinal Ranjith will be so so happy, he may deny it all together. We sure are truly blessed with 250000 years of civilization.

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    This thug had done this so often that he should be stopped now. Now means NOW!
    We saw people taking law onto their own hands in the lead up to the elections & now a president is in office. He should put this stupidity to a stop.
    President, pls warn this guy. If he doesn’t listen, make this thug never be able to listen. Thank you.

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    Thank God for Uvindu and CT for standing up for the little good that remains in this country and exposing our moral bankruptcy.

    I am after a midnight car chase in Anuradhapura where a woman banged into me, overtaking me from the left while I turned left at the T-junction coming into Anuradhapura from Jaffna. The husband opened my wife’s door, and became abusive in Sinhalese, making me run. He joined by another car chased after us, cornered us and we ended up at the police station where the woman claimed we had crashed into them and run away. A noisy crowd also joined. Fortunately there was a CTV camera. After looking at the recording the police officer said something to them making them vanish. He then told us to wait awhile and go quietly and cautiously.

    What a country!

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      Were you returning from the tax payer paid luxury at Glenaber Place?
      Is that hypocrasy or what?

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        Make your point so I may answer you. What are you saying?
        Do not say vague things to suggest something illegal.
        I challenge you to say what you are saying if there is anything in what you say.

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      Dear Mr Hoole,
      we the sinhalese should really be ashamed when hearing these things. Today, not brain but the muscle of therascals control us srilnkanes down there. I am very sorry to hear all these. I live in Germany and I dont see these things on and on, but each time, I travel to my relatives I get easily hurt by any kind of abusive acts being established today in lanken society.
      I think any srilnkanens that stand against should get together regardless our race religion or whatever other barriers – to protest against the thugs and their acts rising in lanken society today.
      For that purpose., our grass eaters may have voted for the rascal poltiicians.
      No matter anything would damage the dignified way of life, rulers stay mum today.
      Not a single word came up from the cesspits of NEITHER mahinda ballige putha nor Gotler yet today. ‘
      There cant be such treatments to sinhlaaya and minorities. I think it is high time we should join and with minorities and portest agaisnt criminal rajakashes.
      They promote facism in this country.
      Srilanka has now become a paradise for criminals and evil land for those hold on to good values.

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    I can’t fathom how much effort this writer has put in to make all Sinhala Buddhists look like Mongrels.
    Specially after those 7 Million Inhabitants put Dr Rani. Mangala Samre. Bathudeen, Hakeem , Rahuman, Mallik, Rananawaka, , Hirunka’ the Field Marshll ,Dr Rajitha and the whole Hog of other Yahapalana mates were put out of action on the 14th….

    Who is that Dude in Sunnies?..


    If he is an Evagalist why would he want to confront a Buddhist Monk and try to argue about the right to conduct conversions of poor villagers living in the Bush..-

    What would they know about Evangalism,when even most of my Catholic mates do not have anything to do with it.-

    Besides in the so called free and Democratic Civilized World one can’t just go and build a Temple or a Mosque or even a Kovil without prior approval of the Government Authorities and the approval the local inhabitant population.

    I think the Police should look into all these aspects , while prosecuting the Monk for assault .
    And let the Judicial authorities take care of it.
    =
    And it will prevent these Evangilical Pastors not only living in Jungles , but also prevent them getting assaulted, going forward…

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      KA Sumanasekara,

      Preaching a religion is not a crime.

      Buddhist monks don’t have a right to assult anybody.

      Even Buddhist can preach their philosophy to others likewise other religions can preach their religion to others in a democratic / liberal society.

      Any way hats off to the paster who tried his best to reson out with the mad dog.

      Hope all monks are not like this bugger, hope they are approachable for discussion.

      If this is not so we can presume that Sri Lanka is slowly gyrating towards a religious state which will be detrimental to the future of Sri Lanka.

      The CP and LSSP should advise Gota about this if not the country will end up in a real shit hole similar to Iran.

      Thissa Vitharana / Dew Goonasekara open your mouth now before it is too late!!!!!!!

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        Citizen Silva..

        The Siva Temple in my Neighborhood is located in the Parapet of the Buddhist Temple in Marine Drive.
        And I walk past it every morning , dogging the devotees who pray on their knees on the pavement.
        Just imagine you guys doing that in the West..

        Converting rural poor by the Evangelists is nothing new .
        It has been going on since Vanculanberbs landed in Srilnaka without an invitation..

        It is not only in Sinhala Buddhist Srilanka .
        But also India and many other poor Countries. where the poor will accept any material things more than the spiritual offerings.-
        I have heard Hindians were angered so much they even set fire to a Pastor ..

        In Srilanka those Evangelists are more into Politics than taking them to God’s Kingdom.
        Specially the Pastors who are operating in areas which have been ear marked for Federal States by the Neo Capitalist , Neo Liberal, Rich Political Parties and their associates in the West.

        That is Ok , But they ought to play it quietly without anatoganizing the Monks or Poosaries or Mullas in those areas because the majority of the inhabitants belong to those major religions in Srilanaka.

        Specially when some Political Activists seem to work with those Evangelists to stage mange those confrontations to bring maximum coverage to depict the great majority the Sinhala Buddhists Inhabitants as the greatest evil in Lankawe..-

        Happy . Peaceful and a prosperous New Year to you..

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera
          Dumpass

          “And I walk past it every morning , dogging the devotees who pray on their knees on the pavement.”

          What a hypo you are, a kallathonie convert questioning other kallathonies.
          Read, learn and then mourn:

          Ramadan 2018: Hundreds gather in the streets of Ilford for community Iftar
          PUBLISHED: 15:11 12 June 2018Aaron Walawalkar
          Worshippers hold a a street Iftar outside Balfour Road mosque. Photo: Ayub Suleiman
          Almost five hundred people gathered outside an Ilford mosque to break a day of Ramadan fasting with a communal meal.
          https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/ramadan-2018-hundreds-gather-in-the-streets-of-ilford-for-community-iftar-1-5558206
          -.

          When did Gota approve changes to Traffic police uniform, from Khaki uniform to yellow/orange robe?

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          Sumane,

          Hope you will give up your bull shit in the new year.
          And look at the world around you with an open mind
          in a more inclusive manner.

          I thought Sri Lankans are more advanced than Indians why are you looking at Indians for guidance?

          Did you see the riots ? they are in real shit of their own making.

          Evangelists cannot be blamed for the incompetance of the ruling BJP.

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            Citizen Silva,

            No BS in the New Year for sure..
            President Nandasena will make sure of that.

            Couple of BS after the Election have already come to a sad end with the BS Artists landing in Welikda.

            My New Year Wish is for more BS Artists who did a lot of damage to our in the last four years to also spend some time in Welikda.

            Happy New Year to you….

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      The whole point of having that caption of this article is lost on you. It is not an indictment on all sinhalese. It says that what this scoundrel did was a also on the face of all sinhalese.

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        Dignity for all,
        Why don’t the rest of the comments who ridicule the article condemn the thuggery of a saffron wearing monk.
        What is Sri Lanka coming to?

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      “Besides in the so called free and Democratic Civilized World one can’t just go and build a Temple or a Mosque or even a Kovil without prior approval of the Government Authorities and the approval the local inhabitant population.”

      Really! Not in Sri Lanka though.Saffron thugs are taking over Hindu temples in the NE and converting them to Buddhist vihars

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “I can’t fathom how much effort this writer has put in to make all Sinhala Buddhists look like Mongrels.”

      Not all of Sinhalese and Buddhists are mongrels. Only those who converted to racist Sinhala/Buddhism or those who branded themselves being Sinhala/Buddhists are the card carrying mongrels. However the behaviour of Saffron Clad thugs reinforces the idea. The reason being instead of putting this thug behind bars the mongrels continue to support him justify and his actions and similar behaviour of other members of Saffron Brigade.

      The so called do gooder Sinhala/Buddhists who claim to have protected minorities during previous riots are now keeping a deafening silence. They are part of the mongrels with an attitude. Where are they? Are they waiting for riots to erupt, only then will they protect/save the victim?

      “If he is an Evagalist why would he want to confront a Buddhist Monk and try to argue about the right to conduct conversions of poor villagers living in the Bush..-“

      Vadaya (Debate) is centuries old Buddhist tradition the most popular historical one was the Panadura or Pandura Vadaya, which had its beginnings in 1873.
      We know you are a dumbass, before start typing on these pages you should have fact checked what the Awakened one was upto. Go read Assalayana Sutta, the debate between Assalayana the Brahmin and the Awakened one on Caste equality.

      There have been famous debates debates between Saivas and Samanas, Saivas and Buddhists, …………….. in ancient time. So debating on religious issues is nothing new and the thug should have agreed to a debate or walked away.

      Proselytization is nothing new to this island, Devānampiya Tissa was the first convert.

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        Dear Native,

        Aren’t you up to speed with our Inhabitants after Nandasena scored.?.

        Are you avoiding to read good news and pick only the the bad news?.

        Don’t you know the two best known Do Gooder Sinhala Buddhists from the Yahapalana Era are in Welikda.
        Although one seems to be critically ill.
        Still has to live in Lanka Hospital but under Welikada Conditions..
        How cool is that?.

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      Kiribanda A Sumanasekera,

      The core problem is that Buddhism is being interpreted by the Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists”, and Monks as the Triple Gem, Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha(imbecile monks).

      However, Buddhism is in fact only Buddha and Dhamma., the Double Gem.

      Promote the Double Gem, not the Triple Gem, by including the imbecile monks.

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    Every thing depends on the wisdom!
    Ability to understand the noble truth does that required changes.
    Not an easy task!!!

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      That is what the sinhala race does not seem to have.

      Wisdom had been with our past leaders, but not with Rajakshes.

      And people are also easily manipulative – and naive before any blatant lies being spread by their two orifices (Derana TV and Hiru TV).

      Just imagine, how punnakku eating majority voted for the rascals again – not thinking twice?
      We have been marching backward… who on earth, people moved backward if they really want a better future `?

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    I am wondering whether that Motor Cyclist aka the Evangelist Church Pastor was behaving as a FAKE BHIKKU. I hear, one prominent UNP politician us the church leader for 200 evangelist churches most of which are private homes. Foreign journalists also say unlike most secular church denomination, this particular church is paying it’s “Pastors” also for converting from other religions. Right now, Evangelism is the fastest spreading in Asia.
    Video has ruined on purpose and it looks this Pastor aka Fake monk was expecting a confrontation with this Bhikku.
    In brief, what I can say, this video and the Siriyalatha Perera story are two good reports to be presented to the UNHCR.
    Sri Lanka can ban the spreading of the Evangelism Or as in China those people can be rehabilitated.

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      sorry for mistakes.

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      JD

      Only the Somana bugger has to be rehabilitated.
      he has to go for therapy.

      And you also could be eligible for rehab.

      Similar the the rehabilation given to LTTE carders.

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        Citizen Silva

        “Only the Somana bugger has to be rehabilitated.”

        It should start from top and end at the bottom.
        Mahasanghas need continuous therapy sessions or be sent to Tibet to learn Buddhism. The Child monks who watch these saffron clad thugs also need counselling.

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    Though I dreaded the LTTE and despised some of their behaviour towards innocent civilians on both sides of the divide, I wish they were resurrected to deal with this saffron bed sheet wearing low life thug. Oh he would have been hung upside down from a lamp post with a slug stuck in his thatai head.

    What is this Gota fellow planning to do with this filth?

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      Tamil mate from the North..
      Forget about hanging our Buddhist Monks from Lamp Post, after what happened to your Dr Rani and his Deshadrohi lot .

      In fact it is a good idea if you can resurrect Pirhaparan to sort out the Vellala Mess in the TNA.
      just like in the old days.

      After Abraham bragged about contesting the South to win 40 seats mostly the UNP Seats in Gampaha and Colombo ‘and kick Nandasena out , Mano Ganeshan says it is not on.
      And Mano says his Thamil Party and the TNA are poles apart .

      I am not sure what he means , because I thought they all want is the Thamil Homeland in the North East .
      And sing Nanmo Namo Matha in Thamil.

      Instead of wasting your time on those Saffron Bed Sheets you should send your Diaspora at least in Kanada to help the TNA .
      And find a replacement for Abraham as well as Sampathar whos apparently wants to retire hurt..

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        KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

        “Instead of wasting your time on those Saffron Bed Sheets you should send your Diaspora at least in Kanada to help the TNA .”

        Now your self proclaimed strongman is accumulating total power, in time should he be ready and able to wipe out the entire Canadian Tamil Diaspora their presence in this island makes much more convenient, to organise riots, gas chambers, acit bathes, genocide, denial, ………….. self congratulations, scratching each others back, promotions and foreign tour of duty, …………………..

        Good idea.

        Why aren’t you inviting other Sri Lankans from Canada to support SLPP, ….?

        Actually Canada is spelt Kanata. You are indeed a sad little man, with bagages. Don’t cross the river on foot, you have a large chance of drowning.

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        Sumanaya, I have noticed when the country is in turmoil you come out cracking insipid jokes, they are not even funny or make any sense. You are truly a waste of a human. I wish your parents at least used a local balloon when they manufactured you many years ago. Unfortunately a waste was born due to their irresponsible action behind a banana tree. This bugger is a Monk? Now I can size up the class of garbage these monks belong to.

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        K.A.Sumanasekara

        They have invented a new medicine in the UK at KING’s hospital for personality disorders such as schizophrenia that you suffer from, do you want to go on it instead of the olanzapine you are taking now.

        Your mental disorder is still not sufficiently controlled for you to live in the community , you either Change your medication or can be sectioned under the mental health act 1983 for forcible medical treatment.

        By the way I am a Psychiatrist at King’s hospital London, If you don’t live in England don’t worry I can arrange this new treatment to be administered for you by one of My colleagues at Angoda hospital in Sri Lanka.

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    How many years of civilization we have behind us ??? 2500 or 25,000 ???? Only bows ,arrows, sharp objects and stones are missing . Sorry Lanka,s “Loo and Odor”.

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    Presentation Farewell to Cheek slap cheer” 2019 , 2020s offer more, December is universally recognized as the month of “good cheer”

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    “These days, he is on the social media for having behaved like a street thug chasing out like a ruffian, a Christian pastor and his evangelical group, in scant regard to the rule of law.”

    I don’t agree with any violent solution, except to eradicate terrorism, as terrorists are brainwashed and cannot tell right from wrong. However, this “evangelical group” is trying to convert people using various forms of bribery and intimidation. I have seen this first-hand in a public setting. Muslims also do this, although they are more discreet. In order for a woman to marry a Muslim man, she has to convert to his religion. Once she converts, there is no going back.

    “Many hate groups such as BBS, Sinhala ravaya, Ravana Balaya and even Pohottuwa-linked, Abharayarama temple-based rogue Sangha groups….”

    They are not hate groups. They only talk about the ground reality. When BBS was talking about the halal problem and the issue of women wearing Saudi Arabian dress, they were correct about the extent of radicalization. At that time, the government should have taken strong steps to curtail the Saudi influence and prevent attacks like Easter Sunday.

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    Fortunately for us Sri Lankan’s, we still have people like you Lakmal which gives us hope that there is still light at the end of the tunnel For this country

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      That light is just a train coming in the other direction. If GR does not act as he ought to, there will be a bigger calamity than before.

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    This is Srilanka. A Land like no other; 2500 Years of Theravada Buddhism; Buddhism given foremost place in the Constitution; Aesops Fables given a new look with the Mahavamsa; and many more…..

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    Ampitiye Sumana clearly has psychological issues which should be treated.
    That needs looking into.
    Secondly, will Police now take action against him for assault, among other things, which is imperative, above mentioned issues notwithstanding?

    Also, will Gotabaya come out and say that this sort of behaviour by Buddhist monks will no longer be tolerated?

    I hope if psychiatric help is offered, it’s also extended to some of the people who comment on this site, especially
    ‘Eagle Eye,

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    The Mahanayakes of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Clergy, should have the Authority to disrobe Persons of this type!
    Can they not see the Harm that He is Causing Buddhism in the Eyes of the Rest of the World?

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      Rationalist

      This is a criminal act and the police should have arrested the thug and charged him at the courts.
      _
      We do not need or expect miracles to happen.

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        Unfortunately Native, the Hands of the Police are tied when it comes to a Yellow Robe! It is up to the Mahanayakes, to save The Buddha’s Teaching from People like This!

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    It is no point in blaming the Sinhala government, Sinhala police or Sinhala monks. I will blame the minority communities and its leadership for their inability to understand the message sent to them by Sinhala majority during this election. You cannot expect justice or rule of law or equality to work for you. It is you have to unite together and unite the people together to challenge the threats you face. Tamils and Muslims are not minority in the world. Tamils and Muslims contribute much more to this island than Sinhala. You both can unite together and bring all the threat you face in this island get the international support to bring Srilanka under the scrutiny and isolate Srilanka through economic sanctions and accountability in the UNHCR or UN.

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    To save money on armed forces uniform, Gota has decided to provide them saffron robes . It’s also easy to conceal guns

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    Conversion is common to Buddhism. The Lord Buddha him self a concert and his first concert is Upali. How did Buddhism come to SL. Mass conversion. Buddhist Viharas are found in all continents.

    Roman Catholicism came to to SL clothed in colonial power.

    Today both these religions are persecuting the minorities. Cardinal better stop the RC conversions around the world through charismatic priests before talking big about other religions and churches.

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    Conversion is common to Buddhism. The Lord Buddha him self a convert and his first convert is Upali. How did Buddhism come to SL. Mass conversion. Buddhist Viharas are found in all continents.
    Roman Catholicism came to to SL clothed in colonial power.
    Today both these religions are persecuting the minorities. Cardinal better stop the RC conversions around the world through charismatic priests before talking big about other religions and churches.

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    As somebody pointed out elsewhere, ensure that clergy and their activities be confined to their place of worship and engagement. It should be regarded as an offence to interfere in the civilians activities elsewhere. They should also be prohibited from getting involved in politics. People must be aware that clergy are also human beings like us and god does not give preferential treatment just because one is a priest. Society admires them for their dedication, however if they step above line law enforcement must be ensured. If the police does not take action, then demote the area OIC.

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      “He is a True Bhikkhu who has trained his Hands, Feet and Speech, to serve Others.
      He Meditates Deeply, is at Peace with Himself and Lives in Joy!”

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        The above is a Quote from the Dhammapada; Verse 362!

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    The only forceful education needed to man is general education, up to high school. This is very important for the man to survive in the modern, complex world. If a man got stuck in the elevator while he tried to get down from his apartment to buy a bottle of cough medicine, he needs to operate his Cell and have to call for help. Matters are so complex like that these days. Because this is compulsory, authorities have to revise it every year, what need to be taught to the kids in contemporary time. Local Experts’ opinion is not enough. Nowhere in any part of the world is the civilization complete or finalized. So the education cannot stagnate in imposing only the local ideas. If the SinhaLE Wildlife Sanctuary Sinhala Intellectual spices are going to talk only 2500 year’s old or 1500 years old materials, Universal Franchise, which was introduced to them by theirs that time masters, Britain, is not for them.
    The world is growing in civilization. That means their education, way of thinking, eating food, the cloth they wear, interactions with family & neighbors, their government, basic rights….. These barbaric uncivilized bestial bald heads are still wrapping the cloth like Greeks warriors did in 2500 year ago when they invaded India. Then they got the Universal Franchise Britain brought 100 years ago. What a controversial mismatch between their head and the body. Jiddu Krishnamurti asked one time what is wrong with a man in having multiple suits in his wardrobe when only the Indian Sanyasi, who is less dressed outside, but heavily loaded his mind with greed. This what Vulvar asked that what is the point of growing or shaving the head, if a man couldn’t give up those, which the world thinks as inappropriate? Men are imposing their ideas on others saying that they are extrapolations of Buddha’s teaching to modern world Sinhala Intellectual Species are stubborn on travel back on civilization. This is the reason Tamils have no point in remaining with them.

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    Buddhist monks behaving like village thugs shouldn’t surprise Buddhists. They will give all sorts of excuses to divert attention from bad behaviours desecrating the very religion they represents. Unless you condone violence, you are showing the world that Buddhism is a violent religion.

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      a continuation as i have exceeded rhe 300 word limitation. since the Tamil Tigers who were in full operation at that time not a single dastardly multi criminal act has taken place due to the petty-minded cowardly Sinhala gangs including their women fear who was shitting from both pores when the name of the Tamil Tigers was mentioned to them. the scooting of bo th sexes when it was announced that 3 Tamil Tigers had paid a courtesy visit to the Fort Railway Station.
      once they realized that was nothing but a hoax created by one of their own they became with bravado killed many innocents including members of the Muslim community who were going about the country doing their chores.
      @ RJ 6.
      The armed forces then became supermen and took up doing many an un-savory act even after completing and winning the cursed 30-year-old war. they were able to successfully do this because they freely used unconventionally banned weapons of every type that one can imagine of.
      @ RJ 7.
      Even after becoming the victors they shot down a many white flags carrying surrenderers who with the blessings of many a decent government and most importantly the UN who had after rounds of negotiations had reached to a conclusion that if they were all carrying large-sized visible to the normal eye white flags nothing bad will befell them. sadly what took place is another low classed tale of woe.
      @ RJ 8.
      Even now whilst serving as the UN peacekeeping they are still exhibiting their low vile acts of looting rape of the minors etc.
      @ RJ 9
      now with the whole world crying for them to be VIP guests at the Hague or elsewhere the government s who are petty-minded hardcore cheap hardcore racists are protecting these mangy flea-ridden human beasts with great impunity.

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