19 September, 2020

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Before Attack Govt. Asked Muslim Ministers To Shut Mosque Till After CHOGM

Details are now emerging of a top cop approaching two senior Muslim Ministers last afternoon (10 August) to request them to close the new makeshift mosque in Grandpass until after the end of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled to take place in Colombo in November, Colombo Telegraph learns.

DIG Anura Senanayeke

Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayeke had made the request although the motive of the senior police official is not clear.

Muslim Lawyers discussing the issue fear that it might be aimed at setting the stage for communal violence against the Muslim community once the summit is concluded.

DIG Senanayake, a close confidant of the upper echelons of the ruling regime has also telephoned several private media organisations, requesting them to provide adequate publicity to the activities of the Bodu Bala Sena movement.

Following several attacks on mosques in the country, the Bodu Bala Sena has always later denied their involvement.

It is also reported that despite objections raised by the Secretary to the Ministry of Difence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Bodu Bala Sena, Sinhala Ravaya and Ravana Balaya group, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has in writing issued permission to Muslim leaders to continue to use the new mosque building and prayer centre at Swarna Chaithya Road in Grandpass that was attacked last evening.

The makeshift prayer centre was to be used during the Ramadan fasting season after the original Grandpass mosque was relocated for development by the UDA also headed by the Secretary MOD. Mosque authorities received written permission from the Ministry of Religious Affairs to utilise the premises for their prayer centre, despite protests from the Bodu Bala Sena and other hardline Sinhala-Buddhist groups.

Following the attack, the police is now seeking and assurance that the mosque will be closed immediately.  There is a strong objection to the proposal by the Muslims from the area.

Police have declared a police curfew in the Grandpass area until 7 a.m. after tensions raged following the attack on the mosque late last evening. Eyewitnesses report that the iron gates of the mosque have been dismantled and there is severe damage to the mosque premises and surrounding houses. At least five people were injured in the clashes. Unconfirmed reports reaching the Colombo Telegraph say that the mosque Imam has also been badly wounded in the incident. Two police officials were also injured and admitted to Colombo National Hospital for treatment.

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has urged Muslims around the country to remain calm.

The attack took place soon after Maghrib or evening prayer. Police have now cordoned off the area.

Related posts;

Update: Grandpass Muslim Prayer Centre Attack: Police Curfew Imposed

Update: Buddhist Monks Led Mob Attacked Muslim Prayer Centre: Bells In The Nearby Buddhist Temple Rang Out Before The Attack

Grandpass Muslim Prayer Centre Attacked, Armed Forces Deployed

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    Sunni sung!
    Sunni sung!
    Sunni sung!

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      Mulliya

      you are jumping too much. However much you shout islam is the fastest growing faith/ religion in the world. If your rubbish talk all correct Islam would have been extinc long ago. In another fifty years many of the western countris are going to be muslim majority. No need for muslims to invade or capture them. The problems for muslims are jealosy of some like you.People have basic right to follow the religion they like. Please study about islam and then talk about it.Muslims have been a very peaceful lot in this country.

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    Do you know what happend to LTTE and Pramadasa (Example0 , Almighty he who knows what to do and not to do – Matter of time

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      Exactly. The beginning of their end ! It will be very painful.

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        sooner the better….rajapassa, no better than dictator praba

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    Mr.Anura Senanayaka is the no.1 , independent top cop we have at the movement.

    Can anybody forget that how he captured the Museum thefts by planning “Operation Kangatta”. Everybody knows that Operation will second only to the “Operation K.P”

    We still remember how he captured “Bhuthaya” who sat fire and destroyed Lankaenews office. Also we still remember how he recovered unburned blue CD’s, Condoms, empty arrack bottles and Ladies underwear’s from the burned Lankaenews Office.

    He has done lot of operations like that and he is a real Deshapremiya. He is such a brave and efficient Police officer and I am sure he has more Qualifications to be a next IGP or Govt. Minister in the Future or future ambassador in Uganda. If anybody disagree with me they can check DIG Anura Senanayaka’s tongue and I am sure his tongue is full with “Kara Gata”.

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    No matter how much we Muslims are oppressed the disbelievers will not know what Islam really preaches and never will understand what is really happening to Muslims around the world – Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Burma, Pakistan and many more. As Quran states for them is there religion and for us is ours. Even if we are going to practice our religion we will be oppressed as our prophet foretold.

    For it feels like we have literally came to the point where no matter what they see whats happening to Muslims around the world they will not care but will want to oppress, mock and violate our rights to practice our own religion.And as much as it kills me to say this – it’s no surprise. For Muhammad (pbuh) warned us of a time that will come when nations will call one another to invade us, the same way they would call one another to a plate of food.

    Why did Muhammad (pbuh) compare us to food?!! Because food is lifeless. It doesn’t respond when you eat it. No matter how much of the plate you were to eat – it would never fight back nor respond. And this is exactly what we have become. My self first and foremost.

    Let us seek Patience and Guidance from our Rubb.

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    THIS IN SHORT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION, BUT THE GIMMICK OF THE DEFENCE SECRETARY AND THE MURDEROUS RAJAPAKSE (HORA) GOVERNMENT AND A SET OF YELLOW ROBED TERRORISTS.

    WE IN SRI LANKA LIVED IN HARMONY OVER THE YEARS ESPECIALLY IN COLOMBO WITH OUR BUDDHIST, HINDU, ISLAM, CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTERS, RESPECTED THEIR BELIEF AND THEY WERE THERE IN TIMES OF JOY AND SADNESS.

    HOW COME THAT THESE BASTARDS IN YELLOW ROBES, WHO HAVE ILL GOTTEN MONEY OBTAIN LOANS FORM BANKS TO BUILD MASSIVE BUILDINGS THAT HOUSE THE BBS (BORU BALU SENA. MONKS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE INVOLVED IN FINANCIAL DEALINGS OR POLITICS……. THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE VINAYA…. WHAT ARE THE MAHANAYAKES DOING …. KEEPING SILENT INSTEAD OF DEROBING THESE YELLOW ROBED ANIMALS.

    WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT SILENT ON THE EPISODE OF LAST EVENING???? IT ALL GOES TO PROVE THE WHO THE CULPRITS ARE.

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    An eye for an eye will make the world go blind…. Mahathma Gandhi….. Sadly the Political Elite of this country is turning a blind eye…sooner than later their eyes will come out of the sockets…. well then it will be way too late and the flames will be hard to suppress…even with deterrents… GOAT a will have no place to hide but Uganda…. This “Paisa must appa” is a govt tool who will sell not just the religion but also his mother to gain political mileage…wonder why the Muslims even let him come to the scene than stone him to death….a hypocrite to the core he is…. IF i were around I would have called some guys to come with swords and cut up all the Bhikkus into pieces,who in my mind are just THUGS in robes unlike the genuine ones…

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    Hah..haaa…timely report on Anura Senanayake. Timing is as good as that of Channel 4 which usually finds new evidence weeks before the UNHRC sessions.

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      beginning to think hat channel 4 was right..all along.

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    Oh Jasica you cxxxxxx ,can you stop your broken record of bitching it smells like rotten old fish ,,

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    when election comes all will be forgotten and forgiven for perks and promises :-)

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    Leaving all the religion to a side.. can anyone explain simple english, why would an existing mosque of 30years be attacked.. and the attackers were not arrested.

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    The whole world is in turmoil because of the Muslim countries and the chaos. I have never known any group that kills each other while they follow the same god and religion. As long as Saudi Wahabism tries to make the whole world Muslim, people the world over will hate them regardless. The western world has learned their lesson. Where ever they go they want to rule and open mosques. You cannot run people over and take over countries with killing. They mention Allah and blast bombs and kill. This has to stop. This is not the Islam prior to the radicalization and terrorism. Don’t bring all that to Buddhist countries and anger people. There is no smoke without fire. The drug trade, the take over of land and building mosques disturbing people daily cannot be tolerated and should not be forced on people. In Muslim countries, others cannot even carry prayer books or statues whether Buddhist or Christian, but Muslims want all the liberties in other countries. This is intolerance and when people react don’t act like victims after provoking hatred by utterances, and actions world over. Even moderate Muslims get a bad reputation. In Iraq even on the day of Ramadan they blasted bombs and killed 74 people. Does Islam not value life. In every country the Muslims are clashing because they are pushing for global conversion to Islam with little tolerance for others. You reap what you sow by the push.

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    Muslim leaders should take care to see that there is no repeat of 1915 or of 1983 with the Muslims facing the brunt of the oppression instead of Tamils in the case of the latter year. ‘Let them have a taste of it’, ‘We will teach them a lesson’, ‘If you want war,you can have war’- these have been the attitudes of successive Sinhala governments towards the minorities! So, the Muslim leaders should rally the maximum support possible, nationally and internationally to safeguard innocent Muslim victims. 2013 is neither 1915 nor 1983. The government is greatly dependent on the inward remittances from the Middle East. So the local leaders will know where to knock the door!

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    If they are true Muslims, true believers of Allah and his Rasool, and want to serve and protect the Muslim Umma from these attacks of the government backed Sinhala Buddhists extremists, now is the time for all those Muslim ministers and MPs supporting the government to get out of it in enmass show to their protest as the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet and the government as a whole not keen in stopping these bad actions of all these bad elements instead giving all the support to them.

    This is the first time we have the highest number of Muslims representatives in the government and the parliament yet we are being subjected to such a bad treatments. They all are more into making good lives for them than looking after the Muslims.

    If they think of their petty personal agendas more than the protection of the Allah’s Deen, then Allah’s curse should befall them before and on the day of Mahaser. No Muslims should consider them as leader of our community.

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    THIS IS THE TARGET HAVE TO ACHIEVE BY BLOOD SUCKERS OF BUDDHIST

    **FIRST ——–>TAMILS ERADICATED FROM THE ISLAND

    **SECOND—–> MUSLIMS NOW ONGOING WAR UNDER THE SUPPORT OF DEFENSE SECRETARY

    **THIRD—–> MY DEAR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS YOU ARE THE NEXT TARGET FOR SURE

    NO MINORITIES IN SL AFTER THIS CLEANSING

    FOURTH AND LAST—-> AMONG BUDDHIST

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    sri lankas ruling regime is going to commence a new beginning or a new phase for the country. the raaja pakaas knows it well that the only way to prolong his dictatorial and corrupt rule is kicking the country into a stage of communal violence,chaos,murder and pillage. it will happen and lets see what would the consequences.

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    Oh My DOG! oops.. GOD ! bring us the END soon.

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