24 January, 2021

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Behind The Muslim Burial Issue

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

In no country in the world except Sri Lanka and perhaps its “predator” ally China that Muslims are cremated when they die because of Covid-19; and no epidemiologist, virologist or medical expert in the world except the chief health officer in Sri Lanka believes that Corona virus would spread if the victims are buried. This officer spuriously justified his stand on the ground that the underground water level in the country is too high. His argument, backed by a so-called soil scientist, Meththika Vithanage from Jayawardenapura University, who wrote, “break the ground and infect us all”, has now been accepted as heavenly truth by sections of local Buddhist clergy, members of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Viyathmaga and Rajapaksa’s government. Allowing burial for Muslims is to bury the regime itself, said one such monk. No amount of appeal or protest from any Muslim group either locally or internationally, and not even advice from WHO and other world experts could reverse the regime’s decision.  Yet, whether cremated or buried the virus is spreading in almost every part of the country, and the entire Muslim community is traumatized. 

Why is this intransigence? Is there something more sinister than just the water level argument and so called One-Country-One-Law (OCOL) mantra? Are there other advisors like for example, Chinese experts occupying the Shangri-La in Colombo? The close relation between the Rajapaksas and China is no secret, and with deteriorating economic conditions at home and desperate need for funds to invest in economic recovery, China has become a friend in need and lender of last resort. There is no use in hiding the fact that Sri Lanka under the current regime is virtually becoming China’s client state. With that type of economic nexus, China’s experience with her own Muslim communities like Uighurs may have some useful lessons for local supremacists behind Rajapaksa regime to learn from. 

To the local supremacists, Muslims are aliens and they should either be sent back to Arabia or be ‘molded’, as the obstreperous monk Gnanasara said in June last year. China was silent when the Rohingyas in Myanmar were massacred and expelled, and is now engaged in molding Uighur Muslims and in brainwashing them with Chinese thought and values. It is reported that the Uighurs in Xinjiang are put into three hundred internment camps, force fed with pig meat, prevented from praying, fasting and reciting the Quran. Hundreds of Uighur burial grounds are being destroyed and turned into parks and playgrounds in the name of development. Shockingly for world Muslims, it was reported that Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the supposed architect behind Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, supported China’s cultural cleansing measures on grounds of “anti-terrorism” and “de-extremism”. Isn’t Islamic extremism and Islamic fundamentalism the rallying cries for Buddhist supremacists in Sri Lanka, especially after the Easter Sunday massacre? Isn’t also true that President Gotabaya looks for development as the solution to the Tamil problem and by extension to Muslim problem also? 

Sri Lanka does not have internment camps for Muslims yet. However, a series of incidents where Muslims are being forced to evacuate their lands and dwellings like in Devanagala in Mawanella, Thampala in Polonnaruwa and Sampur in Trincomalee bound to make them homeless and vagrants. Gotabaya’s Archaeology Task Force is also accused of being more interested in grabbing private lands for Sinhalese colonization than excavating ancient ruins. If this mode of forced evacuations increases in number, Muslim homelessness will become a national issue demanding speedy solution from government. It may not happen tomorrow but probably in near future. Won’t internment camps be an attractive solution when such situation arises?   

With economic difficulties mounting almost daily and sporadic street protests hidden from public view by government backing media, the regime is running out of options to control mass anger. It needs an issue badly to deflate anti-regime fury and divert mass attention elsewhere. Muslim burial issue is becoming handy for supremacists and their government to do just that. This appears to be the agenda behind the burial issue.

In the meantime, there is growing anger among Muslim youth specially over government’s intransigence on this issue. It goes to the very heart of Muslim religious rites and it torments the entire community. There are enough idiots within that community like in any other community to do something silly to spark widespread violence against Muslims. Are the supremacists waiting for such a spark for a return of July 1983, and this time against Muslims?

It is time for the Muslim community to give up any hope for a solution to this issue from the government, and dismiss completely the value of a Muslim minister in the cabinet let alone lame duck Muslim parliamentarians. The supremacists have more clout over Gotabaya than his Attorney- at-Call Muslim Minister. Allowing the state to cremate the Muslim dead at its own expense seems to be the best response to its intransigence however much the distress it may cause to Muslim families. It is sheer non-sense even to contemplate Maldives to provide a solution to Muslim burials. If burying under the sands of Maldives, which is fast sinking in to the sea because of global warming, won’t spread the virus why should it spread if buried in Sri Lanka, whose elevation from sea level is far higher than Maldives? Where is the water level argument? The burial issue has nothing to do with soil or water and every thing to do with politics.   

The community should think of the long term, and work towards the return of a democratic and “plurinational” Sri Lanka with more powers vested in the parliament than in the hands of an autocratic president. Shamefully, it was leaders from the Muslim community who were instrumental in creating the current situation. Let them agonize in silence for their treacherous behaviour. 

There is a committee of experts appointed by the government to draft a new constitution. The Muslim community should make use of this opportunity and join hands with such inter-religious and inter-communal groups that are striving to create a Sri Lanka with a constitution “that is modern, futuristic, and incorporates the rights stipulated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as swell as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”. Ball is in the community’s court.

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  • 17
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    Behind the Muslim Burial issue is the attempt to distract from the mysterious ISIS claimed Easter Sunday 2019 crime committted by US Special Operations Forces (SOF) to get Sri Lanka to sign SOFA and MCC agreements and ongoing inquiries that reveal the Saudie and Israel connections.
    There is a book titled” ISIS is US: the Shocking Truth behind the Army of Terror” that traces the Iran-Contra drugs and guns smuggling scam to the creation of ISIS by CIA for regime change in Iraq and Syria by the Americans.
    Muslims like this author Ameer Ali based in Austalia which is a partner in the US QUAD militarization of the Indian Ocean, should educate themselves about Geopolitics instead of whipping up and weaponizing religious conflict and identity politics in Sri Lanka like the ISIS claime Easter Attacks were meant for.
    Distracting from the fact that
    The corrupt Doctors unions and medical associations that are in the pay of WHO and Big Pharma COrporation are to be blamed for spreading the canard that dead bodies spread BCovid-19.

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      A country/Nation, that would respect Law and order.
      :
      Also 45 years ago, it was the same.
      Please watch the video below
      That will bring you back to the realities. SINHALAYAS have that in their genes. I am ashamed to be born as a sinhalaya.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9wghLO8Amg

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        A country/Nation, that would NOT respect Law and order.

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          L.M,
          Some “patriotic” people will dismiss this video as another Channel 4 type. Do you think we will see similar videos about Tamil girls even in 50 years?

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            My Dear OC,

            It is the greater difference between sinhala Genetics and that of the notherners.

            Today, I really feel like if I were born to any other race.

            Rajapakshes caught by people s adulations today were known to many as BELIATTA rascals in late 70ties.

            In a society, if the masses would make every effort to keep the rascals above, that says everything. Yesterday I saw some moratuwa people set fire onto tyres on the main streets- being unable to bear the COST of living. As somewhere else I read, GG rule did whole lot of good things providing the people with all essentials though were amidst unexplainable problems. Not Siriensa but it was the rule of Wickramasinghe. I think no sooner people will call wickramasinghe again, because all the fake public perception would not live longer.

            By the way, what would PANIYA Promotors on CT platform react today ? Would they today accept KALI AMMA ? My gosh, what happened to those Kali amma and other invisible forces in Europe and other places we called civilized and developed ?
            Italy s lombadi region was left to be a filled with COVID deaths, but WHAT happened to Kali amma/aiya/Rajapakshe/in that disaster.

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              continuing

              By the way, what would PANIYA Promotors on CT platform react today ? Would they today accept KALI AMMA ? My gosh, what happened to those Kali amma and other invisible forces in Europe and other places we called civilized and developed ?
              Italy s lombadi region was left to be a filled with COVID deaths, but WHAT happened to Kali amma/aiya/Rajapakshe/in that disaster.

              Where had the KALI amma been at the time, Rajapakshes planned that EASTER SUNDAY disaster killing innocient prayers ?

              Where had the Kali amma been at the time, TSUNAMI took the lives of innocient in coastal belt of SL and Bandaache?

              I challenge that BP Jayasuman and Sisira Jayakodi and MUTTI HAMI to resign, if they are clean.. what a nation filled with ballige puthas titled as they think is right ?

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      Srilanken magistrates react as if they are experts in Contagious Disease Control.
      :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCAUen2U7A

      There are expert reports that confirms no such evidence is avaiable regarding the spread of COVID if the COVID deaths were buried. ::

      Anyway, this barbarians filled srilanka, dont seem to work in compliance with WORLD standards.

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        In TODAY s CONTEXT who suffers most
        .
        Former President aka Polonnaruwe donkey. His situation is more or less like that of a prisoner, being caught by all psycho attacks at once on him1.
        .
        2 WIMAL BURUWANSE, WASIDEWA, Prof. WITHARANA, DEW GUNASEKARA and the like small party leaders that played housanas of a MaRA Regime two. These men except WIMAL BURUWANSE would die soon, but with all KARMA would be fallen on them. WIMAL BURUWASNE will have to be treated with THE METHOD of HIRUNIKA s father – MARA may be planning it right these days.

        RAJAPAKSHES COME BACK IS PROVING THE WORLD AGAIN WHY WE THE SRILANKENS CANT FIND SUSTAIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE LONG STANDING ETHNIC PROBLEMS IN THE ISLAND NATION.

        That is all because people are made to believe in MYTHs and UNTRUTHS for the political survival of the unedcuated, unethical, bastards like MEDAMULANA politicians.
        :
        Decent and educated politicians are thrown away. Looking at Mr CBK and Mr Wickramasinghe, it is clear. Entire world respect Mr WICKRAMASINGHE but he was rejected by the people, that BOND SCAM issue being hung on him, as if he could be the creator or it

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      Dinuk, so what is the solution? There is only one – split SL into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably. Sinhala Only Elam, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam. That is the only way to ensure dignity for all and peace for all. Every other greedy plans fail and end in war. The 3 state solution only requires moving just 15% of the people. Imagine the plight of India if Pakistan and Bangladesh were part of it!!!

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        Keep on trying but you will never get a Muslim only Eelam . Only a Sinhalese and Tamil country, Immigrants and refugees from Tamil Nadu, who only arrived in the island a few centuries ago and have no ancient history , land rights or a history of ruling any part of the island , have no right to claim anything. If you want a Muslim only Eelam most of it has to be in the Sinhalese south as 72% of the island’s Muslims live there only 28%^ live in the Tamil areas , however you hat flipping fake Arab low caste Indian Tamil converts to Islam will never dare to claim an Islamic territory in the Sinhalese areas , as you know of the painful consequences , so with the Sri Lankan government and deliberate Sinhalese encouragement , try to steal Tamil lands , thinking Tamils are weak. The LTTE and Prapakaran really knew what a treacherous backstabbing bunch you creatures are.

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          You have serious problems. So much anger, jealously and hatred, if you continue holding onto these unfounded anger, jealousy and hate I highly doubt you’d be able to live a normal life. To claim that your kind and sinhalaese are superior races because you were here before and a group that ALLEGEDLY came from Tamil Nadu recently are less is the textbook definition of racism.
          .
          But there is good news for people like you and moda SBs who have this type of anger, jealousy and hate in their hearts; you people are bound to fail. As did prabakaran fall so will the moda SB leadership.

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            What I have stated about the island’s Muslims is true. You know it I know it and every one else knows this. Even the Sinhalese who used you as a tool to commit war crimes and genocide on the island’s Tamils . Now that they have marginalized the island’s Tamils with the help of you fake Arab Dravidian South Indian coverts , they have no use for you people and are showing their real feelings for your fake Arab South Indian opportunistic backstabbing immigrant community. Real contempt and hatred that they have far more than to the island’s Tamils. At least they know that they and the island’s Tamils have a shared common history , culture , origin and religion for thousands of years and in many ways are very similar to each other but there is nothing in common with you

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              You people are another bunch of brainwashed fake Arab religious fanatics , like them. Intent on destroying the island in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin. They in the name of Buddhism and a fake Aryan origin You are not a race or ethnicity. There is no such thing called Muslim race or ethnicity . It is a religious identity and your ethnicity is Tamil ( South Indian) . Just because your ancestors converted to Islam either forcibly or to escape the caste system and some of you have a distant Arab or other western Asian male ancestor or two still does not make you a different race or ethnicity . You are still Tamils . Got it , Helped the Sinhalese , aided and abetted them to marginalize and commit war crimes on the Tamils , thinking you can still our lands and be amply rewarded for your support by the Sinhalese but have now fallen victim to the same Sinhalese racism and now crying unfair.

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      Dinuk,
      You should understand that the Easter Bombing is nothing to do with ISIS but it was planned and implemented by those who interested in capturing power with the help of local Muslim political leadership. Don’t blame iSIS or Muslim community. You all tried to put the blame on a doctor and a lawyer for many things but truth is fabrication of truth to meet the requirements of those who captured power through lies.

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      People are being fooled on and on in this country. Knowing that criminals would twist it as nothing can reverse, people voted for them. Sanga community took the lead of their parades. Or Sangaya were misguided by false promises made to them. Today,
      .
      The very same sangaya has come forward to heart out.
      :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V58xnqT_WQQ

      As we learnt it in the DAHAM school, BUDDHAGAMA does not guide you to go after superstitious beliefs. But today, the very same people calling themselves as ” sinhala buddhists” but go after all forms of witchery tricks.
      :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmNyTOE4p6w

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      Can anyone please tell me what is holy Quran is saying on burials other than 5:31 & 17:70 (vague reasoning with some help from quotes from the Bible)

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        Hi lakshman,
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        Don’t comment on something if you don’t even have a basic understanding of what you’re attempting to talk about. Why are you referencing Qur’an verses; are you some expert whose dedicated their lives to study Arabic to do an exegesis of Qur’an verses ??
        .
        If you’re interested in knowing the ‘final rites of a Muslim’ then you can easily Google it, and many sites will show you with reference what you need to know.

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    Shame on the medical profession in Sri Lanka for destroying the economy, and increasing poverty without looking at the science and Covid-19 data on the country – Sri Lanka, while spreading WHO’s COvid-19 fea psychosis and panic to destroy the economy, althoug because of universal BCG vaccine and hot and humid weather COvid-19 is milder than flu. Fewer than 200 people died in a whole year from Covid-19.
    On a normal year 7000 people die of influenza co-morbidities but this year there is no inflenza. Covid is milder than the seasonal flu.

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      Dinuk

      “……



      What has your above rant got to do with Muslim Burial of Covid victims? “Bury the dead or not to bury”, is the question. Get on with answering the question.

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        Native,
        Dinuk is the resident conspiracy theorist on this forum. She can drag the CIA, MCC, Chagos islands, …… into anything. Rather like Dr DJ and Gramsci.

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          old codger

          True.

          By the way since Admiral Sarath Weerasekera has been appointed as the minister for newly created Ministry of Public Security he continues to want to ban TNA (eventually all Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala parties). It has nothing to do with racism alone. It is all about his desire to rebuild this island as a fascist state.

          Recently China passed a new security law.
          Admiral Sarath could copy the Chinese security statute of Hong Kong and pass a Sinhala/Buddhist version of it for his own use.

          There are salient points in Hong Kong security law which could be very useful for all racist and Fascistic purposes.

          For example if Sumanthiran, Sanakiyan, Ponna, Wigneshwaran, ………………. Ranil, … AKD, ….. ever wanted to use the toilet they may have to apply for permission which will or will not be granted by Sarath Weerasekera.

          A Sri Lankan security law based exactly on Hong Kong one would be extremely useful for Chinese when they open and operate port city, Hambantota Harbour, Colombo harbor, ……….. Airport, ………….

          Could you pass this infor to Admiral Sarath.

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      Dinuk –
      Media fear can drive the sane to insanity. Every new technology that emits radiation will affect a small percentage of the population those who are with a genetic predisposition. Of which, people with a strong immune system will recover and adapt to it faster. The long-term side effects are untested/unknown and could be fatal.

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    the muslins for no reason at all hate the pandi’s better known in the English language as pigs but they the Muslims for unknown reasons have loved these mini maruvu’s the well-known mass murderer by the name of gota baiya who has continued with running the bankrupt begging colony to the ground.
    2.
    these beggars do not give two hoots to the minorities and will run the way this pissu? want to.
    3.
    thanks to the good gods including the card-board buddha I am living in bliss enjoying 7-star freedom, can be buried or cremated as according to my choice and not as the mass killer of the innocents’ gota- bhayagulla orders me to be done so.

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    How about Christians? They too want burial, not cremation. But they understand the circumstances and adapt.

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      Let’s analyse what a real lowlife mealy mouthed comment this really is.
      .
      So what if the church can’t stand up to the moda sinhala buddhist leadership and have covered down ? We all know how the cardinal was shouting to arrest the Easter Sunday attackers and after it was revealed that the whole attack was a false flag attack by gota and co. to hoodwink the easily fooled moda sinhala buddhists, somehow the calls to bring justice to the victims of that tragedy have died down. We know the christian community leaders are more or less in the pockets of the rajap’s.
      .
      This issue by it self if it is to address the concerns of a single community it should stand on its own merit that the individuals who are suffering due to forced cremations are human beings who have their rights. Whether the christians speak out or keep quite doesn’t add or take away from the serious violation of human rights that are being carried out here. Aren’t you the same person who rails against the moda SBs when they steal the land of the Tamils and the topic of war crimes are brought up. You are no better than a racist sinhala buddhist.

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        sitrep24,
        “easily fooled moda sinhala buddhists,”

        Demala Muslim refugees from Hindusthan who lived in coastal areas fooled Sinhala Buddhists when they faced persecution by Portuguese and managed to settle down in interior parts of the country, married Sinhala Buddhist women, convert them to Islam and increased the numbers exponentially. Because of that ‘MODA’ decision taken by our kind hearted elders Sinhala Buddhists have to live with bloody nonsense of Moda Muslims. Once again Muslims are trying to fool Sinhala Buddhists. Once bitten twice shy!!!

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          Hi EE,
          .
          Have you gotten over your cuck issues you mentioned last time of Muslim men stealing sinhala buddhist women and not leaving enough for moda sinhala buddhists ??
          .
          Incels like you really have a problem. You’ll should seek medical help.

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        The only solution is to split SL into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably. All Muslims will live in their own country and they can have Sharia Law, burial, Islamic finance, etc. Muslim Elam will be a rich country with help from rich Gulf countries and Pakistani, Saudi, etc. military bases for protection.

        Sinhalas will have their own Sinhala only nation to do what they always do.

        Tamils will have their own Tamil Elam.

        Permanent peace. No discrimination. No racism. No war crimes, No riots. No restrictions. No HR violations based on ethnicity. No riots. No war. No war crimes.

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          GATAM –
          The solution you have envisaged is sadly a short term gain, long term pain. It may apply as the worst-case scenario if no visible policy changes soon.
          Economic prosperity can be achieved if all communities work towards a common goal. However, the dark forces in politics ruling within the country would very much like to cause division for personal profit thus enslaving the country with unsustainable foreign debt. The gullible citizens have unfortunately fallen prey to it. Only a miracle can save the country.

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      GATAM

      When will the Saffron Brigade bullies and political thugs ban circumcision? Can you help them with your own stupid reasons as to why the state should prohibit circumcision in this entire island.

      Gota should appoint a TASK FORCE to monitor and enforce his dictum, titled
      PUBLIC SCRUTINY OF PRIVATE PARTS, under the direction of Gnanasara, Chana Masala Jayasumana, Shenali Waduge, Udaya Ganapathipilla, ….. Shavendra, Gunaratna, Raj Somadeva, …………………… Gevindu Kumaratunga, …

      Please keep me posted.

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        Son of a Vedda,

        Female Genital Mutilation that is happening in SL must be legally banned.
        Male circumcision should not be done with taxpayer money.
        Marrying multiple women should be banned.
        Marrying children (under 18) must be banned.

        Saffron pieces and other fools you listed will not take up these things. They feed on Rajapakka droppings.

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          GATAM

          “Female Genital Mutilation that is happening in SL must be legally banned.”

          How do you propose to do it?
          Are you planning to send Gnanasara, Elle, Ampitiye, …………70,000, on a house to house search and charge mission to catch those who practice or intent to practice Genital Mutilation?

          Probably Cross Dresser Malcolm Ranjith may want to assist the front line enforcers, stopping Genital Mutilation?
          Please explain.

          “Marrying multiple women should be banned.”

          Why?
          Are you being jealous?
          Is your bum burning with jealous driven rage?
          Note Male population 48% and Female population 52%.
          There is already a Gender imbalance between the gender.
          How do you propose to redress the issue.
          Would you like to have secret mistresses?

          “Marrying children (under 18) must be banned”

          Before banning it, clean up your own houses.
          Stop incestuous rapes within the family.
          Like new measures introduced in Pakistan castrate fathers, brothers, grandfathers for raping their unsuspecting young female relatives.
          Bring all those absentee mothers from medieval middle east kingdom back to their homes and find employment for all of them locally.
          Don’t let HLD M, Eagle Eye, Channa, Gunaratne, Gnanasara, .. …. near your young female children.

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          FGM is a cultural practice. Why would a cultural practice be banned legally? Respecting every faith/philosophy/religion is a virtue, as long as it does not impede/violate the human rights of another person/community.
          Perhaps you should research why Islam permits to marry more than one wife and why marital unions were permitted at puberty?

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    What we are witnessing is the beginnings of resistance, anger, and the manifestations of extremism, brought on by the Rajapaksa’s racist policies, and the discrimination against the minority. It is only human to react this way when you feel you have been targeted, and treated unfairly for political reasons. THIS IS WHEN ANY INTELLIGENT LEADER WILL READ THE WARNING SIGNS AND REVERSE THE APPEARANCE OF RACISM. It looks like OUR LEADERS DID NOT LEARN THE LESSON OF DECADES OF FEAR, VIOLENCE, AND THE BLOODBATH WE SUFFERED. Where is the good faith and goodwill that represents BUDDHISM? Are we going down the same path as Myanmar?
    Myanmar is now a pariah nation, and it looks like the present regime is taking that same path. The majority don’t care, it does not affect them. They don’t have to beg and plead for their dead to be buried according to WHO regulations.

    The minority communities should all unite and represent themselves. They have to stand up for their rights, and their basic needs, especially when ALL International regulations support them. The MOST racist leaders in our time who are taking us down a very dangerous path.

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      Myanmar is now a pariah nation. But SRILANKA was once (2005-2015).

      Did not you know that SRILANKA enjoyed the title ” Pariah Nation” during the MR Junta Regime 01 ?

      Now with Mugabe of Zimbabewe and Gadafi of Lybia are not longer physically existent,t very same world thought of letting a man, how is in the same rank be elected as the PRESIDENT of SRILANKA.
      .
      Now Rajaakshe JUNTA Regime 2 will again be black listed as ” another Pariah nation”:

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      Myanmar is not a Pariah state. Israel is not a Pariah state either. Both are highly successful states.

      USA, India, China, Germany, Singapore, etc. are rushing to do business with Myanmar. It was also added to world’s largest trade pact RCEP. Now Myanmar will develop faster.

      You have to update your information.

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        Thank you Gatam !

        Please read below what the charasteristics of a Pariah state.

        Common characteristics
        Geldenhuys has identified four common characteristics shared by many pariah states that are unrelated to any actions of international deviance that might have qualified them as pariahs under the various criteria.
        The first is that pariah states tend to lack strong identity as a nation. Geldenhuys cites Iraq as an example. Iraq is a relatively young nation state with “artificial borders.” Saddam Hussein’s ruling Ba’ath party denied that Iraqis formed a nation. Rather, they maintained that Iraqis were part of a larger Arab nation (Iraqi Kurds are not Arabs.)
        The second characteristic is that, although they are not necessarily small, pariah states cannot be “regarded as a major power in world terms.” Certainly there are individuals who disagree with this second characteristic, such as Noam Chomsky and author-journalist Robert Parry, each of whom has applied his own personal criteria to describe the United States as a pariah state.
        The third characteristic noted by Geldenhuys is that pariah states tend to develop a siege mentality.

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          Lella,

          Those are just individual opinions. That does not make Myanmar a pariah state. It is a well sought after state by USA, India, China, Germany, Singapore, etc. Myanmar is now part of world’s largest trade pact RCEP!!

          Contrast that with Tamil Elam or North Korea. No one wants them!

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    soman

    Are you behind burying the Muslim victims in Maldives?
    What will happen to those dried Maldive fish you most enjoy?

    You ought to be ashamed of your fellow Sinhala/Buddhists a*******s who continue to deny human dignity in your thought, words and action.

    Where are the good Sinhalese or Buddhist who claim to stand for justice, decency, dignity, rights …………… who also continue to claim they saved millions of Tamils and Muslims after each riots? This is the time they stand up to the saffron bullies and political thugs, not after once the bodies have been flown at an exorbitant fees and buried in a far away island which is expected to go under the sea anytime in the near future.

    Why the Northern Tamils are keeping their voices muted apart from one or two squeaks in the parliament? Why don’t they offer a place in the north and prove the arbitrary law making donkeys and saffron brigades in the south and are wrong.

    Finally the Sinhala/Buddhism has lost all kind of compassion left the natural process life, death and and final passage are taken away from the people and left in the hands of the Saffronistas and political thugs.

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      Native Vedda?
      Don’t you know that Tamil politicians have already told NIMBY (Not in my backyard).

      “Why don’t they offer a place in the north and prove the arbitrary law making donkeys and saffron brigades in the south and are wrong.”

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        Eagle ‘Blind as a bat” Eye, are you writing in English or some other language only you understand? If you cannot write coherently, go and write a comic book based on your life. I will bet you any money, your comic book based on your life will be a best seller of all time…………………..people will be rolling on the floor laughing reading. Native Vedda’s English is very good and he can help you proof read the gibberish you write and convert that to proper English language. What a bloody clown Eagle Eye you are.

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          Tamil from the north 
          You will be the main character in his comic book.

          Soma

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            ‘Soma’appu, again another ill witted mutt has joined the comment section………..how could I be the main character in Eagle Blind Eye’s life story? The story is about Eagle Blind Eye!!!!

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      NV
      The only valuable part of your comment is:
      “Why the Northern Tamils are keeping their voices muted apart from one or two squeaks in the parliament? Why don’t they offer a place in the north and prove the arbitrary law making donkeys and saffron brigades in the south and are wrong.”
      You are poking fun at Thalaivar whose game plan was to get rid of the big virus lock, stock and barrel.

      Soma

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        soman

        “You are poking fun at Thalaivar whose game plan was to get rid of the big virus lock, stock and barrel.”

        When did you start addressing Gota your Thalaivar?
        Why do the state Ranaviruses including the commander find it much much easier to increase the number of victims. Is he planning for a grand finale to on going genocide since 1971?

        As usual you are trying to be a clever dick, you failed to answer/respond to my comment. See below:

        {Where are the good Sinhalese or Buddhist who claim to stand for justice, decency, dignity, rights …………… who also continue to claim they saved millions of Tamils and Muslims after each riots? This is the time they stand up to the saffron bullies and political thugs, not after once the bodies have been flown at an exorbitant fees and buried in a far away island which is expected to go under the sea anytime in the near future.}

        Like you and your brethren Vellupillai Prabaharan, the Muslim MPs also thought they been too clever. Now they find themselves amid 17 Muslim Corona victims who died over period of time, however their bodies are yet to be buried.

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    No Astorlogists, but anyone with some knowledge about the criminal performance of MR politics was not overlooked, how they would continue if they are re-elected. Nevertheless saddest thing happened. It is Rajakashes got elected by very same stupid voters again. Those voters would not care anything but let be abused by easy tricks.

    See entire world watched how KEGALLE area people lined up to drink PANIBEEMA – which is just an another drink only, not specifically thought as a remedy to COVID INFECTIONS. State is very irresponsible to allow such happenings. Not even today Ethiopia would allow people be misled that way. But uneducated RAJAKPAKSHEs do it again.
    :
    Unfortunately, SRILANKEN MAIN STREAM media/electronic and printed and all together did not educate the people. THose media mafia men only worked on their commercial gains. Even today, leaving the people in all anxities regarding COVID threats, DERANA TV has been continuing their fake news telecasts. So do Hiru and Wanmohini TV channels. What about the Island, Rivir and other news papers in daily circulation – they are all doing the same. So how can the average folks be clear what could be the reliable news item ?

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    Pseudoscience rules the resplendent Isle.

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      Ceylonese,

      The most stupid thing I was compelled to see yesterday was, that man to be empowered with a KALI MANIYO DHISHTIYA, became wild before a Chapter monk. The man to the very same manner, they then held that GALTHANNA DEWALE KAPUWA or Hakkgediya promoted man, … and the like, are now held above so that almost anything and everything could help them through the kind of forces.

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

      These people should be well aware of the fact, how they totally iradicated Malariya in Srilanken soil was, by attacking the vector mosquitoes from the land. The dengue or other controls were also balanced sofar by using the same methods.
      :
      COVID 19 is a virus of rarity that could harm almost any aged of homo sapiens as reports say today, should also be controlled by selective methods. That is why western world together with experts workd diehard on finding bringing better medicine against COVID infections.

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    RELIGON IS THICKER THAN CITIZENSHIP.. ISLAM OVER SRI LANKAN VALUES !! AMIR ONLY TALKS OF DISGRUNTALED MUSLIM YOUTH.. DOES HE THINK SINGHALA AND TAMIL YOUTH WHO’S 350 WHO DIED ARE BLIND?

    THEY SEE MUSLIM MINISTERS / MUSLIM STATE OFFICIALS GIVING EXCUSE AFTER EXCUSE WHITEWASHING KILLERS WHO THEY PROTECTED FOR THE CAUSE OF ISLAM !!

    FIRST WE NEED THE COMMUNITY TO PUT THE HAND UP AND ADMINT THIER MISTAKE AND FAULT AND TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION..!! THEN HEALING WILL START…

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Disciplinary-Inquiry-against-DSG-Azard-Navavi-State-Counsel-Malik-Aziz/108-201900

    Disciplinary Inquiry against DSG Azard Navavi, State Counsel Malik Aziz

    A committee appointed by the Attorney General (AG) had recommended the Public Service Commission to conduct a disciplinary inquiry against Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Azard Navavi and State Counsel Malik Aziz.

    The inquiry is to be conducted on their failure to provide legal advice to the file submitted by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Zahran Hashim and National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) in 2017, it was yesterday informed at the PCOI probing Easter Sunday attacks.

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      SAM

      “RELIGON IS THICKER THAN CITIZENSHIP.. ISLAM OVER SRI LANKAN VALUES !!”

      Could you kingly explain what do you mean by Citizenship, Sri Lankan, and Sri Lankan Values.

      If you are not sure please forget it.

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        Muslims believe that Islamic law is higher placed than National Sri Lankan law. That is why they don’t approve MMDA Act, Want burial when all other communities have done away with funerals, want to have burka in public places, ATM etc , Want their own Sharia University, Sharia laws etc.

        They want religious believes of their to be above national laws – all in the name of religion can can be justified.

        And for religion even state officials will turn blind eye- like the above example of AG staff not pursuing the killers.. they have thought if religion can be spread – its good.. so not a issue – let him play..

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          SAM,

          Yes they have their own values and they believe their values are higher than “SL values” (if any). Same with Tamils. This is a fact. No point fighting over it. Accept it.

          Muslims and Tamils gained nothing positive by being part of SL. Better for them to have their own country.
          Sinhalese gained nothing positive by being with Tamils and Muslims. Better for them to have their own country.
          Why not we think logically and do the right thing for all? Split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations. Everybody will be happy.
          Unfortunately greedy people from all 3 communities want the entire island. They are the root cause of all problems.

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            GATAM,
            “Muslims and Tamils gained nothing positive by being part of SL.”

            Why not. They managed to live in this Paradise Island and even got into a position that they could brag as ‘King Makers’ because Sinhalayo gave them citizenship in Sinhale instead of chasing them back to the cesspool from where their ancestors came.
            Why should Sinhalayo who are the Native people in Sinhale give parts of their country to descendants of foreigners (Para) who obtained citizenship by Registration by pleading to Sinhalayo.
            It is not Sinhalayo who are greedy but Tamils and Muslims. When Sinhalayo give ‘One Inch’ to Tamils and Muslims they want to take ‘One Yard’.

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              EE,

              Paradise? You are so funny!

              All 3 ethnic groups are greedy. They all want the entire island. The only solution is to split the island equitably into 3 mono ethnic nations and close the borders. You don’t agree because you are too greedy.

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          SAM,
          .
          What is your staple food ?

          Srilanka is a country blessed with multi culturalism. Muslims, Tamils, Burghers or other are born to srilanken soil so as we the sinhalayas. So they should all be treated with the same spoon or not ? If they are citizens of this country, why to disrepect their rights and rituals ? Why should it always be to the tune of SINHALAYA ? So long nothing would harm anyone, why cant allow their burials on the soil they ve been born to ?
          :
          USA, Europeans, Australians and all others dont stand against burials why SO CALLED SINHALA BUDDHIST DOMINATED srilanka ?
          .
          If EXPERTs say that there are no proof that the ground water could NOT be contaminated and COVID spread could not possible, why to continue disagreeing with them ?
          :

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          If one were to delve deeply into the Islamic values, their research will lead them invariably to the conclusion reached by 1.9 Billion Muslims around the world that:-

          When truth is hurled against falsehood, falsehood perishes, for falsehood, by its nature bound to perish. (The Noble Quran 17:81)

          History is a witness to this fact that the exponential growth of Islam over the last 14 hundred year.

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        What are you talking about, Islam over us, Islam is part of our culture and as socialist sri lankans, we need to cater for all cultures and races not just look for the wellbeing of the majority

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        Some do live in a delusion of an illusional world.

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    Under Rajapakse Family-SLPP-Vyathmaga-Yuthukama Government even people do not have the right to tie a white cloth onto a fence. What “Democracy” is this? Even the courts are now corrupt as we have today seen the court ordered those who were shot dead by the Government in the prison were to be cremated. We have also heard that Attorney General who did not take action is today finding fault with his two deputies for not taking action -what happened to “the buck stops at the bosses desk” concept, was the AG sleeping as he did not find out what actions were taken by his deputies, is this the way to run an organization, is the AG such a stupid administrator? We also saw how the same legal cases filed against the pre-2015 MPs by the AG are getting thrown out of court due to the inability and weak presentation of the AG, what a useless AG do we have in SL? We also note that the cases that are being thrown out are related to Rajapakse Family or their stooges.

    Sri Lanka FAILED, President and PM FAILED, SLPP FAILED, Yuthukama FAILED AND Vyathmaga FAILED.

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      The UNP under Ranil also failed. If Ranil did not act like he gave the hammer to the despicable Rajapaksa’s, to smash the UNP into smithereens, acting like a saboteur, being a selfish man, we would not be cursed to live in a country that is becoming unrecognizable. We have been deliberately divided, with the minority being discriminated and having to beg for burials, and our Constitution being changed to give more powers to an autocratic family. Ranil Wickremasinghe will go down in our history as the man whose incompetence, selfishness, and weakness, resulted in the return of the the Rajapaksa’s whose crimes and racist policies, seems to have been forgotten by the voters.

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        Ashan, not fair by the poor devil. In January 2015 many forces came together to get rid of Rajapaksas. But by August 2015 TNA split from it and went to the opposition!

        Had they remained with the ruling party as they did for presidential election (14 seats) Ranil would be powerful and would not yield into Sirisena and Rajapaksa.

        Same thing happened in 2005. TNA asked Tamils to boycott the presidential election allowing MR to win.

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    In Cameroon, any practitioner of indigenous medicine who claims to have found a cure for Covid-19 is arrested by the government and infected with that virus. Then that person is asked to go and cure himself! If he succeeds, the government will then conduct further tests on his medicine.

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    Myanmar is now a pariah nation. But SRILANKA was once (2005-2015).

    Did not you know that SRILANKA enjoyed the title ” Pariah Nation” during the MR Junta Regime 01 ?

    Now with Mugabe of Zimbabewe and Gadafi of Lybia are not longer physically existent,t very same world thought of letting a man, how is in the same rank be elected as the PRESIDENT of SRILANKA.
    .
    Now Rajaakshe JUNTA Regime 2 will again be black listed as ” another Pariah nation”:

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Ameer Ali.

    Muslim burial rights are only correct for the vast Arabian deserts. In a country with much rainfall and a high water table, germs can be spread far and wide if bodies are buried within no container. Best then are the following compromises Muslims should make when out of Arabia.

    1. Enclosed caskets to contain the fluids that emerge from the body. ( some earth in the casket, hence the casket be of bigger size). All flesh and fluids will eventually decompose. Covid itself will die eventually, although it is not known how long it will survive underground….probably several months, but it will surely die eventually.

    2. Mass graves in isolated areas, excavated and lined with impervious concrete – then the bodies need not be enclosed in caskets. Crypts and vaults are another possibility….rich Muslims are placed in musoleums.

    3. If in caskets, the top lid can be elevated leaving a space/gap for the dead to “hear” the call of the Muzzin…..earth is not fluid and will not flow like water into every available space

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      ramona scatter brain grandma therese fernando

      1. I suppose only the Muslim germs are bad for Sinhala/Buddhists.

      2. What happened to those Sinhalese who deceased from many different pandemics over many years in the past who were buried in the ground without any protection?

      3. Perhaps the virus mutated in the past 100 or so years, infected the Sinhalese and produced the stupid, racist, vulgarian, ……………….. Sinhala/BUddhists.

      4. All over the world Corona Victims are being buried without any fear except this island. Here the country is run by bigoted Saffron Brigades, Army dumb asses, political thugs, bigoted professors, ….. Therefore science and evidence bit goodbye many many years ago.

      5. What are the Muslim MPs doing about it, if they cannot give their fellow Muslims a decent funeral? Whats is Ali Sabry going to do about it. Any self respecting human being would have resigned from his ministerial office.

      6. What are the Tamil ministers doing to stop this unwanted Exorcism of Muslim Covid victims?

      7. What is the bigoted single handed Sinhala/Buddhist war winning(?) president doing to put a full stop to the entire Sinha Le Frenzy?

      8. The single handed, indecisive president has proved time and again he is a very weak person without any gray matter in his head, without b***s, ……. who claimed to have won 2/3 majority.

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        Agree that some SB’s would take their chance to target the Muslims. Why give them the chance? Need you follow your Islamic burial codes to the letter and not improvise and adapt? Put in all the safety codes and bury your dead in reverence. They can’t touch you after that. As per other countries, bodies were either cremated or thrown into graves with plastic body bag coverings. They were mostly cremated, and any excess bodies that the crematorium could not handle were buried. Whatever it is, they were mindful of protecting the environment with body bags.

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      RTF,

      Come with a single publication of an expert – which could support your thoughts regarding danger through COVID burials.
      If all is correct as you presume above, why dont the DUTCH and MEXICANs, consider it even if whole lot of their lands are under the sea levels ? Srilankens are another hungry nation, but powerful nations should be even more careful if there are such dangers or not ?
      While the experts such as Prof. M Peris and few others confirm that the danger is not provable, you people not to change your hearsays ? may also be connected with Kali ammas forces – Kali amma is reported to have given some powers to DHAMMIKA paniya creater from Kegalle.

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      look at the stats –
      1. how many have died? 153
      2. is it only muslims ? NO
      3. Have all buddhist/ catholic / Bhora / Bhurger been cremated? – YES
      4. So the issues is for = 20% of 153 = 32 Muslim Deaths?
      5. what is at Risk = UNKOWN DISEASE = 21MN LIVES.

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        CMeM

        “5. what is at Risk = UNKOWN DISEASE = 21MN LIVES.”

        What is the risk?
        Could we have your scientific evidence of such real or potential risk.
        Could you quote credible sources who have studied and commended on the virus threat perspective.
        Or are you watching/listening too much of President Trump’s fake news?

        Paranoia should not be invoked to attain racist agenda.
        Are you listening to expert advice of professionals or from dump asses?

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    Part II

    All the above have been probably already said to the Muslims. But Muslims refuse to compromise,  going fixatedly by the Arabian book. Be more adaptable and flexible instead of blaming the rest of Lanka for being justifiably fearful.
    These simple adaptations wiil be a blessed relief from cremation, where the dead body might, in some quantum way, feel the fires upon it…..not sure how the feeling of decomposing in the ground works.

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    I don’t agree with the writer’s views on the burial issue.
    The traditional Muslim burial ritual, which consists of 3 main parts, viz.
    (1) collective bathing of the dead body
    (2) enshrouding of the dead body and,
    (3) a group funeral prayer in front of the dead body, is directly against the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization on “Infection prevention and control for the safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19.”
    Will Muslims agree to abandon the above ritual, if burying is allowed? I don’t think so.
    You will appreciate the fact that Sri Lanka’s Health Regulations on “Handling dead bodies of those who have infected COVID-19” are issued PRIORITIZING HUMAN LIVES.
    Therefore, the demand of Muslims in Sri Lanka to PRIORITIZE THE DEAD is contrary to their own Muslim fundamental law, “Ad-darar Yuzal” which means “No harm shall be inflicted (to anyone) by transgression or reciprocation.”
    Same as Buddhists, Hindus and Christians, Muslims also should abide by the laws of the country which transcend all other obligations, religious or otherwise, especially in extraordinary situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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      Chimpa, you are a racist and a complete mutt and a half. Covid virus needs a living being to survive. It will not survive in a dead body. Oh boy, what can I say. I think you lack even the most basic intelligence.

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        Tamil in the north
        I’m as racist as you. So what?
        Your opinion remains an assumption until scientists come to a conclusion.
        The global research on COVID-19 is still ongoing. Therefore, every country has the right to take precautionary measures under COVID-19.

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          Champa

          Watch this clip below and let us have your honest opinion about the discussion:
          TNA MP Shanakiyan in conversation with Sonali Wanigabaduge
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXfYh58cOdw

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            I think thIs young politician will succeed his goal s. He will become even more powerful than mr sumanthiran. It is the education make that vocal. I wish him great future. But I m not sure his would nt be targeted by medamulana cou6 sooner than later. 😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐

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              All is clear and it s public secret who assassinated Mr Kadirgamar.
              All is clear who killed Sunday leader editor.
              All is also clear who will kill whom in today’s context too.
              Elephant is in the room but people dont question why? It is due to protect human life😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐😐

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          Listen here you moda chimp,
          .
          The burden of proof is on the one making the claim. If moda sinhala buddhists made a false unsubstantiated claim then the burden of proof is on them, NOT on the Muslims or the WHO or other organizations to disprove the moda theories of the moda sinhala buddhists. and until such time moda sinhala buddhists can come up with the necessary evidence/proof to substantiate their claim it is NOT treated as scientific fact; evidence proof which you will never find and only overwhelming evidence to the contrary keeps mounting as the number of covid 19 burials pass the 1.3 million mark and there has NOT BEEN A SINGLE REPORTED CASE of covid burials affecting ground water anywhere in the world.
          .
          So now the world knows, as minorities have long known the moda sinhala buddhists, the child raping frustrated monks and no qualification mealy mouthed SB politicians are all liars..

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            sitrep24
            Do you know the meaning of “precautionary measures?” When you find the meaning you will see who the modaya is.
            The world is so terrified of the COVID-19 that some countries have even taken unethical precautionary measures. For example, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in mink, Denmark killed 17 million farmed mink, both infected and healthy, in order to keep the coronavirus as a human virus. The people were outraged but the government justified the massacre by saying that it would rather go a step too far than take a step too little to combat COVID-19. They used gas to kill mink and buried them in two-metre-deep trenches in a military zone. As the carcasses of mink or the zombie mink have begun to resurface, Denmark is now planning to exhume and cremate all buried mink. In the meantime, they also plan to conduct further studies to understand Covid-19 in mink.
            I gave an extreme example. There are other countries that have taken similar or different precautionary measures. Therefore, the Government of Sri Lanka has the right to cremate COVID-19 infected dead bodies as a precautionary measure based on local health concerns.

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          Chimpi, this is a fact. Fact in this case means it is already proven by medical science. Do you need someone to prove for the umpteenth time that there is Oxygen in the air? Facts cannot be disputed, bloody mutt.

          Find one comment that I have written anytime on CT that is racist towards the Sinhalese community. I don’t have any issues with the Sinhalese, but I have issues with ill witted mutts and racists like you. Idiot the research is about how to kill the virus and what caused it and things like that. The research is not about virus in the dead. Oh man, what a mutt and a half.

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    The Srilankan Economy is in a spin.
    The Muslim Burial of the Dead issue and the Tamil remembering of the Dead issue have come in handy for the Govt: The Sinhala Buddhist electorate have been kept preoccupied. The Economy is not an issue.
    A very simple Political strategy.
    Those half-a-dozen MuslimMPP WHO HELPED THE GOVT: to pass the 20th Amendment in Parliament now run the risk of being politically cremated by the Muslim youth!.
    Dr. Ameer Ali is perhaps rather not realistic when he extols the other Minority- the Tamils to join forces.
    If and when this happens it would only strengthen the Govt:.The Presidential and Parliamentary elections proves this.
    Besides, over the years the Political relationship between the Tamils and Muslims are far from cordial.

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    These days there are many comments posted to Dr.Ameer’s essays. But even his essay don’t pay attention to Tamil-Muslim unity, but care to appease Sinhala Buddhists. When TNA who won the Eastern Province promised to Hakeem give the CM position for full 4 years, Hakeem told Sampanthar Ayya to wait in the hotel and went to Temple Tree House, made to deal with Old King to 2 years CM position & put his cell phone off and went home. Hakeem took back his brother appearing in burial case, probably as he had come to know the court was going to dismiss it. But Sumanthiran MP appeared for the full length. Muslim MPs’ Smart game, little by little, turning out to be the story of the woman who to go with the king one day, divorced her husband.

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    Tamil from the north 
    You will be the main character in his comic book.

    Soma

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      soman

      “Tamil from the north
      You will be the main character in his comic book.”

      I love comic books.
      In fact I stop buying them when David Blacker started typing his rant as comments. Then I started reading newspaper. All those news papers amply catered for my craving of comic books. Day by day new characters beginning to introduced themselves in various media. Recently Shavendra and Kamal have become my favourite characters after Wimal Weerawansa (The Joker), Udaya (Baron Bomburst of Valgaria) , Champika ( Mad Hatter) ….. Gota (Lord Farquaad),
      Anuradha (Cruella De Vil), Weerasekera (Oogie Boogie), …..
      Walter Mitty is another one.

      I am actually blessed.

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        NV
        Interesting to learn that Tamils too have a sense humour.
        You have a large following in Colombo Telegraph.

        Soma

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          soman

          “Interesting to learn that Tamils too have a sense humour.”

          I am sorry I haven’t noticed it.

          “You have a large following in Colombo Telegraph.”

          I have no idea as to why?
          Maybe.
          I am happy the readership places me among the few who campaign for truth and justice. If you did the same you too will have large following.

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            NV
            Tamil racist donkeys from all over flock to Colombo Telegraph for open defecation waiting for your signal and relieve their stomach of “truth and justice” which emanates this unbearable stench of “hypocrisy”.

            Soma

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          soma “Interesting to learn that Tamils too have a sense humour.”

          yes you are the joker

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      ‘Soma’appu, repeating the same foolish comment makes you look more foolish.

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        Tamil from the north
        I keep repeating the same thing as long as Tamil racist donkeys keep repeating the same thing.

        Soma

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          soman

          “I keep repeating the same thing as long as Tamil racist donkeys keep repeating the same thing.”

          Please read below:
          Excerpt from What Does It Mean When A Donkey Brays?
          DONKEY WHISPERER FARM, OCTOBER 7, 2012 /

          Donkeys that bray all of the time have something wrong. It is important to learn how to give the donkey a balanced and fair life. Another donkey same-sex and size is always the best. Jacks should be gelded by a vet who has experience with gelding donkeys and the digestion of drugs. Forcing a donkey to live alone in isolation is not only wrong it is abuse. Donkeys bond for life to another donkey and to their special human who cares for them. Never betray a donkey as donkeys have excellent memories. Donkeys are truly special.

          I thought the above paragraph is relevant and very useful in your own case, experience.

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            NV
            I am an animal rights activist.

            Soma

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          Soma’appu’, how clever of you, there is an ounce of intelligence in you that has been hiding for years. Wow, I am impressed that you were able to bring out that ounce.

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            Tamil from the north.
            Seeing 2+2 =4 is no intelligence.

            Soma

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              Soma’appu’, you just proved to me that you completed grade 1. I was under the impression that you only finished nursery. Good, you were able to solve this great mystery 2+2=4. Congratulations.

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    Elections belong to the people. The majority is the winner. Health Issue belongs to World Health Organization the majority decision is the winner, so majority countries decide burial of covid transmission of virus is not possible then they are the winner. The virus is spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

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    I am deeply hurt about how people are treating the cultures of Sri Lanka and more hurt about how the majority are looking at the different cultures. We may be different but stop trying to divide us even more. At this point this is not even political. It is a typical bully in the playground type thing.

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      Only fools believe in a one nation solution. It will never happen. Split SL.

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        take your Meds regularly, that way these delusions can be cured.

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      Justice4SriLanka

      “We may be different but stop trying to divide us even more. “

      Isn’t it why we should accept the idea of Unity in Diversity?

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    According to latest statistics from the government sources :
    total number of positive cases to date 34,737
    total deaths to date: 160 country wide
    ========
    how many of the 160 are Muslims?
    we don’t know the death across the country by province/city
    lets assume all of them are Muslims
    =======
    (a) is there no land space to bury 160 people across the country?
    (b) does the numbers justify exporting bodies to Maldives
    (c)does the numbers justify for Muslims to make such a big noise
    =====
    is this all a drama/diversion?

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      27 of the dead are Muslims.
      There is plenty of land in Jaffna for the burial of COVID-19 dead. Jaffna peninsula has not aquifers or rivers. Perfect for burial of not only SL dead but also Indian dead.
      No. It does not justify wasting taxpayer money to export dead bodies.
      No. It is a bog drama. Whatever the government does, most Muslim MPs support the regime in power.

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        GATAM “I think I said sometime back that GATAM is an vessel made of mud and when empty make noise.”

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          Rajash,
          You are wrong about Gatam. Gatam is a collection of people who take turns commenting, and don’t agree with each other , sometimes on the same page.

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            old codder :
            got you …..that explains

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    Mr. Ali and Leela: Weaponizing religion – particularly Islam and Buddhism – during the Cold War to fight Communism and anti-colonial national liberation struggles is an old CIA and US Deep State project. US Deepstate also assassinated JFK.
    Please see this link and download the book: ISIS is US: the shocking truth about the army of terror” by a panel of intelligence experts and Wihistlblowers..

    https://www.pdfdrive.com/isis-is-us-the-shocking-truth-behind-the-army-of-terror-e62294624.html

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    The only practical solution to this Gordian Knot is to get the Muslim Brains thoroughly rinsed. Come out of the straight jacket. In this highly intelligent world or day and age it his high time they discard it.

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      hanchopancha

      Sorry, I didn’t catch your point.
      Please let me know if there is one.

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      HP@What about the majority modaya s among sinhalaya that are misled loudly by KALIAMMA?
      .
      U as early octogenarian proves it well.
      .
      They would never grasp the little. That they have in their blood.
      .
      Now with barbarians are back to power, what more Hopes can we keep?

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    The comments on the issue have taken a communal line. It is nice to see comments from some Sinhalese taking on those peddling their usual anti-Muslim tirade.

    But let’s see the current developments which seem to indicate that the hardliners from the Govt. side are losing the plot.

    1. M.R. the P.M., seems to have realised that this problem cannot be allowed to continue and he has called for immediate action on finding lands where burial can be conducted. Obviously, he thinks that insisting on Cremation is not a good idea.

    2. Basil, the younger brother, also seems to have indicated his willingness to support a solution acceptable to the Muslims.

    3. That leaves, President G.R. who has asked the Maldivians to provide the space for burial, the lone warrior for cremation in SL. Interestingly, he moved into action AFTER elder brother M.R. made his moves on local burial.

    With M.R, and Basil, apparently in favour of burial locally, it seems unlikely that G.R. will have his way. In the next few days, we will know the result.

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    That the burial issue is hotly debated itself is a disgrace as the country is made to stick out like a sore thumb in the global community.

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