22 June, 2017

CCTV Footage: Another Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Maharagama

Another Muslim owned shop “Just for you”, a shoe store has been set ablaze just a kilometre away from the leather shop that came under petrol bomb attack in Wijerama junction less than twenty four hours before. CCTV footage obtained by Colombo Telegraph shows a lone man in a bicycle throwing a petrol bomb and running away. A strategy to drive the Muslims away from this Government is in full swing. Who is the architect of this strategy?

A shop in Maharagama came under a firebomb attack at around 2:20 am on 7th of June. None of the local media has reported this incident. There is strong suspicion that local media have been advised by the security forces not to highlight these attacks as the European Union and other diplomats have expressed their concern over the Government’s indifference, inability or lack of resolve to address the growing intolerance of minority communities by some Buddhist racist elements, including a few from the Buddhist clergy.

The Muslims who observe fast during this sacred month of Ramadan have been severely constrained in observing their religious rituals. The mosques all over the country have called upon Muslims to show total restraint as they believe that some forces are working to destabilize the country and force a regime change through cross overs in Parliament. The Muslim politicians have been advised by the Muslim religious and civil leadership to ensure that they stand united in defending the rights of Muslims to practice their religion without fear.

A Muslim youth who spoke to Colombo Telegraph on condition of anonymity expressed his disgust at the way the Government is continuing to ignore the numerous demands of the Muslim community to arrest the perpetrators of these crimes.

“we need to deal with our wheeler-dealing politicians and bring back a political culture which would ensure that our parliamentary representatives will first and foremost fight for the rights of the Muslims to live as equal citizens in this country while practicing our religion. Failure may drive our youth to extremism which would be disastrous to the country,”he further said,.

Another civil society activist from the evangelical Christian community said “Yahapalanaya did not stop the assault on the Christians even though there was a lull in the attacks against the Muslims. Now, the forces of evil have started their violent campaign once again targeting the Muslims, and there is strong suspicion that elements within the Government and the Joint Opposition have teamed up to cause this new wave of violence.” He further stated that “it is time the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner and the International Community took strong measures to stem this violence”. (Kamani Senanayake) 

CCTV: Wijerama shop attack:

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    Non PhD / June 8, 2017 15:55
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    I can not beleve this horrible scene. I thought Nugegoda, Maharagama are the areas of rathu sahotharayos like DJ, Dinesh, Wimal, Gaman, Vasu, Tissa. and Kurakkan Salwa Sahotharayo

    Maharagama is the control center of Racists and bigots the names you mentioned are the master minds behind it all.

    Dinesh omg I do not wish t say anything, want to live a little longer pls

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      I think it is high time to fire all properties in Maedmulana.
      I think the MR supporters are behind all the sabotage work to prove that the current rules would not be able to handle it.
      They the JO bunch of thugs are capable of doing anything and everything if they need to get back to power.

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      Please check yourself the social media blogs being spread by increasing numbers of sinhalaya.. ( I am ashamed to call my race).
      Most of them would praise Ghanasraa, if we would consider SM is the view of the nation,
      most of them are stupid extremists.
      Sadly, this should have been the reason states not to have given due rights to their minorities.
      We need a dictator to govern the nation.
      Until then, nothing would change towards the betterment.

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      I am a sinhalaya and as everyone else, I am born into buddhism. We had nice buddhismback in the home country in 70ties and 80ties. We loved buddhism. Buddhist monks were part of our life. Over the decades with the civil war worsending the day today life of ones living there, things obvioulsy have changed a lot but towards the violence promotion towards not only minority people but also sinhalaya that would stand against violence proxy promoter groups; among them Rajapakshe led JO and the men are top of the agenda. I studied all these over the past few weeks, and questioned myslef, why Federalism can be the proper system if we the nation would want to feel all equal being bound to better systems as is the case in Switzerland, Germany or any like minded countries.
      There are politicians in the country that would interpret Federalism as partioning the country, there are also exremists (numbers are really high) that would know nothing but to stand against their miniroties. They treat minorities as if they saw poinsonous reptiles. Last election was won with the support of the mandate sacrificied by muslims, tamils and other minorities. Latter has been the precedent Rajapalshe extremists to widen the gap between sinhalese and minorities groups.
      Yesterday I surfed a bit and got to know most that live outside – like Italy, Korea, Japana or in Middles east have been the target of Rajapakeh malicious men today in order to get their racial campaigns finannzed that way.
      Earlier, drug kin pins such as Nimal Lanza et al financed Rajaakshe election campaigns. There are also rumours that the May day Rally too was finanzed by them.
      Anyways, if there would NOT be a natural punishment on Rajaakshes, this country and folks will have to welcome a new kind of civil war in the country, this time sinhalese against the muslims.
      Muslims that have joined IS are said to be 33 or so.
      That alone prove THAT THERE are also enough muslim extremists. That is a fact. State mechanisms should work in a speed manner to find better solutions and get them all to discussion table. All relgioous leaders should join hand try to find common solution to the burning issue.

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    IT IS HIGH TIME For All Of Us To Think If There Was any Valid Reason For some one or Any Party To Bomb Muslim Shops And Moques Like This…………..Terrible………….We Should analyse as There Was No Communal Violence Or Tension Within The SInhalese And Muslims ………….There Is Only The Incident In Which Ven Gnanasara Thero Had Been Inquiring About Damaging And Invading Of Sinhala Buddhist Heritage Sites By The Muslim Extremists in Which Muslim Ministers Are Involved……..Ven Gnanasara Theros Has Asked The Government and Police To Take Action Against These Muslim Extremists …………But The Muslim Ministers had approached the Government and presured them to take action against Gnanasara Thero and The Police Is going To arrest Him(for No Valid Reason)………..So Why Would Some One Put Bombs In Mosques And Muslim Shops for this —-There Should Be A Base For Some One To Create Tension ………..There Is No Valid Reason………………Only Reason Is Far Beyond This Planned By The Muslim Extremists Itself To IRRITATE The Sinhalese People And Raise Communal Violence And Get The UNHRC and EU Attention To Get Foreign Funds For A Muslim Invasion

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      The media should tell about the muslim shops are bombed by petrol bombs sinhales racists but President and Prime Minister is just keepping quiet. The best thing all Muslim must inform to intl humans rights.

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      Just study the thoughts being passed by every second about the muslims in the country today.
      I have no doubt, JO thugs are behind all these by taking BBS as front squads.
      Srilanken intelligence should find all the bit and get all the JO culprits to custody one behind the other.

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    The power to command forces rests with the Pres. hence he is behind these attacks.

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    Readers be aware of the fake Group that is commenting under the nick as Christian group ,its a mischief maker

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    This is state sponsored terrorism to pull the country another 30 years back. We are inviting another war, if this breaks out it could cost millions of Sri Lankan lives. These idiots are trying to put our children’s future at risk.

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      Jerome,

      A majority race can never be scared of a minority. It should be the other way round. Minorities should be scared of us. Who is going to take us 30 years back? The Muslims?

      Well let me tell you something, if they take us 30 years back, we can send them to back to eternity. They started this thuggery. Now the game is well set and we should not back down. I can tell you of a story about a former domestic aide of ours. She’s a widowed woman with a small son who owned a little plot of land. A Muslim businessman was targeting this piece of land because it was close to his Goat farm. The woman was offered peanuts for this land. The woman asked my siter-in-law for wdvise who in turn inquired from my Brother who instructed her to flatly reject the offer. The businessman started to harass her using thugs. Then because this woman had worked for us and she was a hardworking honest person, my Brother decided to intervene. He got the OIC to come over and give a good pep talk to the Muslim scum bag. And the harassment stopped.

      Imagine if my Brother didn’t intervene. The woman was planning to abandon the land and go to her Mother’s village. Thank god it stopped. My Brother is a nice man. If I was there this little incident would have been enough to start the next ethnic war.

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        Retired, keep your mouth shut. You are exposing your racist attitude openly which anyone can imagine how you would have dealt with any non Buddhist during your service where ever it was

        Your salary and pension comes from a mixture of tax payers money
        which includes Tamils Muslims etc.. At least be grateful for your pension because it is paid by the state and not from the Pansala or any other religious institution.

        The nation does not need racists and hatemongers like you to defend the Buddhist philosophy as it is never under any threat in the past to present. In fact some of the great Buddhist sites are located and protected in Indonesia, Afganistan, Pakistan etc. which are all majority Muslim countries. You are trying to stir an hornets nest which will only disrespect Buddhism.

        BTW can you specify who is a Sinhalese and who is a Buddhist ?
        What is the qualifications to be a Sinhalese ?
        What do you call a person who can speak, read and write Sinhalese fluently.
        Who qualifies to be a Buddhist, is it a person who follows the teachings of the Buddha or is it a person who uses the Buddhist philosophy to create disharmony in the society by racism and decimate other faiths, like Gnanassara ?

        All humans are born equal. society and circumstances divide them
        Death is as natural as birth and it does not identify race, religion, caste, creed etc..and this is the clear message by all faiths.

        The sun shines for everyone and so does when it rains. Darkness does not reveal whether one is beautiful or ugly, black or white.
        Sickness does not choose any particular faith. Hunger and thirst are
        common to all.

        Buddha, achieved enlightenment after great sufferings, far, far away
        to our current day monks living in luxury.

        Remember, Buddhism is all about peace and tolerance and so is Islam = Peace.

        Buddhists and Muslims use the lunar calender system taking moon as the cycle.

        So, who is creating the racial issues ? it is people like you.

        The post of Lieutenant is a fairly respected position where he can command and judge. Perhaps they retired you for your racist views.

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          Yasin Modaya,

          I don’t receive a pension from Sri Lanka. Just a Lump sum when I left SL. Even if I did, I don’t need to depend on a good for nothing rupee pension. I don’t want to disclose my net worth but let’s just say you can’t count that far.

          Besides, I am offended by your statement. Tamisl, Muslims and Sinhalese, All Sri Lankans owe me a great deal. In fact all SLns owe every army soldier a great deal. We saved tour sorry lives from the terrorists. If not for us, you will all be dead or worshipping Prabha Kalu Lingam by now. You fellas owe us a great deal than a cheap pension. Don’t talk about a cheap pension, talk about a plot of land somewhere aroubd Cinnamon Gardens or Gregory’s Road or Ward Place. That’s what we deserve and that’s what you fellas owe every soldier.

          Don’t talk about how Buddhism is treated in Muslim Majority countries. Remember the Bamian Buddha statues of Afghanistan. If you were hiding under a Cave and didn’t know about it, the the Muslim scum bags bombed those statues. That’s how the so-called religion of peace treats other religions.

          And after you come back from under your cave, read the news about the Christians killed in Egypt by Muslim scum bags.

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            Two wrongs do not make a right. In this Buddhist nation, we are expected to be tolerant, show compassion, and act like our nation is better than others, when it comes to racism and hatred. We do not have to end up like the other Buddhist nation and the genocide that goes on in Myanmar. The minorities, which includes Muslims and Christians belong in Sri Lanka, they have been here for generations, have contributed to it’s progress, hold top jobs, have businesses that help the economy, and have a right to live here. People like you who spread this anger and show ignorance, need to get some education before making malicious comments

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        Mr Retired,

        with all respect to you to have scarificed your sweat in elemination of terror in the country.
        But your generalizing on Muslims is no means commedable.
        I am born buddhist and I would not see any reason srilankens to fire the properties of the other.
        Then they should too fire your house back in lanka.
        Minorities can be considered as minorities, but they still belong to lankan population and they deserve citizen rights.
        Where on earth you got your education ? In my childhood we the southerners had no whatsoever respect twards army or police since we knew all the low educated joined the army or police. Most of them have no brains. Unfortuanly this is the reality even in the states.
        So, that can be the reason why you come witht he kind of thoughts.
        Just because 83 riots demolished the properties of tamils means not that we all sinhalaya are that cruel right ?
        Likewise, if some sentments in muslim community woudl behave violent or illegal, we can generalize all of them to be that bad.
        I thnk the law and order of the country should work above anything else but being equal to all.
        If europeans would treat their migrants the way your thoughts explain it, we all in Europe would not have been feeling it nice.
        So should be the case to you in toronto..
        Please get some time to think,.. some men become wise in their retirement… Japanese housewives start going to university education also as seniors. so for objective thinking, it is not yet late Mr.

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        It is just a civil matter that usually occur in our Darmadeepaya.

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      State sponsored ?

      No means, the state stays mum, but behind all these crimes you will get to see, it is none other than MR and his supporters.

      Once you find them – in caught in act – you have to arrest them on the spot.

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    All Extremes want to destroy Sinhalese Buddhist culture, Muslims want land, clear forests. Muslims brotherhood in Qatar (terrorist org) spent money to clear forests, gave money to Rishard… Rishard must be in jail for this.. Tamils also want land. Both these minorities exist because Buddhist are majority, or else they both kill each other. Muslims are lairs, if they both respect and look after Sinhalese Buddhist in the east and North, they can sleep in peace. Minorities incite hate..govt does not do anything.. but when monks ask why and who destroyed Buddhist heritage everything begins. govt has to be fair and apply rule of law equally. this govt is spineless unfortunately.

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    Does Sri Lanka have a government, let alone democracy? Thy are going back to the dark ages.

    They have not learnt anything from the 30 year war.

    The Sinhalese majority is unable to produce any leader with integrity to lead the country, what a pity!

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      Thiru,,,,,,,,,,,,

      This has nothing do with the Tamils. I am a firm believer that Tamils are good people and they deserve to live in peace after 30 years of war. But don’t forget the Muslum scum bags. The Muslim home guards were the ones who killed 100s and 1000s of Tamils during the War. They not only killed so many Tamils, they were after the land and gold the Tamils owned.

      In the East, they kill the sole breadwinner of Tamil families accusing them of LTTE connections. Then, the widow borrows money from Muslim boutique owners to feed her family. Once she is in debt, the Muslim boutique owner takes ownership of the Tamil widows land and belongings. This process happens with the collaboration of the Muslim HGs.

      So may times, Army has to intervene and get these poor people their lands back and threaten Muslim HGs.

      If you are Tamil and you are from the East you should join Gnanassara theros campaign to get justice for your victims.

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    The media should tell about the muslim shops are bombed by petrol bombs sinhales racists but President and Prime Minister is just keepping quiet. The best thing all Muslim must inform to intl humans rights.

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    The president himself has to think that if he lost in the presidential election, he would have been dead. Thanks to Muslims and they ( almost 90% of Muslims ) voted him and he got a narrow escape from the Mara brothers hands. But, how now the president Maithripala paying his gratefulness to the Muslims community. Shame on him and he shows now his real racist face which the Muslims never seen before. On the other hand, the blood thirst monks and their thugs are getting ” MODA CHOON’ by setting fire to the Muslim’s Masjids and shops etc. what we forced to ask is.., are these the things taught by Buddah to practice. Specially to the monks. They are acting like “animals’. even worst.

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      I don’t know what Buddha taught because I’m Christian. All I know is Allah-Ballah preached his sodomized disciples to kill or convert all infidels. It first happened in Indonesia, then Malaysia, then Afghanistan, then Maldives and finally Bangladesh.\

      Their latest target is Sri Lanka. And this is where Allah-Ballah’s sodomized disciples made the fatal blunder. They are about to learn a lesson they will never forget and their women soon will be bearing Sinhalese children.

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        CT how about monitoring racist comments? These are ugly islamaphobic comments that show ignorance and hatred, not good qualities for a quality publication. Readers expect a higher standard of debate, not nonsensical rantings.

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        You sound to be a barbarian even if your thoughts would have been guided by chrstianity.
        Just think about if Toronto men would corner you as their migrants, what and how you would feel Mr Retired.

        I think youthe kind of men should have killed masses of notherners.. I am asa sinhalaya to beg the govt to go for war crimes and get you the like men caught by the law. Like also the case iwth US an other armies, you too have no brains but the musle to abuse anyone.
        I hate you the like ilk. Nor would I want tocall me as Sinhalaya.

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    Unjust enrichment leads to fierce debates of enequality. Enequality that is not addressed by adequate state measures to bring economic balance will lead to dissent by the poor. This is what happened to the tamils who were spotlighted as having economic advancements beyond the rest of the populace, between independence and 1977. Statesmen and women should learn that upholding corporate laws, proper taxation, eliminating wealth gained through collusion and bribery are urgent matters. Minority communities who live with illusions of ancient laws geared to exploit the kafir are outdated and cruel. Whats required to maintain law, order and sanity in a secular country is a proper set of laws that do not give any one sect an unfair advantage.

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    Best thing is … Muslims have to mark their area. Please don’t ruin our land. Do not change our history. Get away from kuragala. Do not destroy Wilpattu.
    Majority Buddhists are emotional but they are not timid. Try to understand that and try to live peacefully with other people. If they think other muslim countries come to save them its a bad mistake.

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      Very true

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    This bastard Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera is using is official title ‘Rtd. Lt’ and insulting his country and office he has held. Why does not the military whose name and respect he is tarnishing try him and erase is name from using this title. He is certainly he is a war criminal. I am sure he is one those who in wanted. He is also insulting his religion an all peaceful Christians. He certainly needs psychiatric treatment most importantly needs to in jail for the crimes he would have committed as a soldier. Has this shop owner has done anything wrong for him to be punished by burning his shop?

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    Someone who have openly advocated Nazi style of rapping and force impregnate Muslim women is filled with sickness . However I am more than certain the writer is not a Christian , this I will assure with my life.
    Thee other issue is he is not a retired Military man ,at the moment the location he is living makes him feel fully secured but now he has made an extremely Criminal comment ,which gives the authorities to even seek all means to exercise the law, even if Ct edit my comment ,everything is available in a cloud ,everything Anyone comment in any dif nicks can be traced.have a n ice day

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    The sick writer ,The fake retired Military Nick ,is insinuating that the entire Sinhalese military and The Sinhalese are Sex maniacs and he is saying it with the tongue in the cheek that The entire Sri Lankan Military us guilty of crime and rape against Tamils and must be put on electric chair. So is not the Military intelligence at least going to look into impersonating and damaging their image ???
    Time will tell

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    Muslims ,if Ganasera insults Allah (God of Abraham ) do not Insult Noble Buddha ,the Buddhists revere & idolize ( meaning deeply love) for in their ignorance they will continue to Insult God most high ,The God of Abraham.
    Do not become responsible for such blasphemy.
    Citation: Qur’an. Chapter,Anam. Verse:_108. Do not insult those whom (people of other beliefs ) ,serve,Idolize ( love deeply) other than Allah (God of Abraham) lest they insult ,blaspheme God Most high ,(The God of Abraham ) unknowingly.

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      “Muslims ,if Ganasera insults Allah (God of Abraham ) do not Insult Noble Buddha.”

      Too late for that, where have you been since 610 AD?

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    LANKA NITIZEN:

    Buddhists do not believe in the Almighty GOD. Even the Science can not support the existence of al mighty. Otherwise, buddhists are taught to respect other religions. You need to undersant how muslims treat other religions what christians talk to islam and what buddhists do. Sunni – Muslims are the worst. they are simply Barbarians living in the modern world.

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      Jimsofty, You should go to Muslim country and see how Muslims treat other religions instead of depending on unreliable sources and terrorist news. In Arabs countries non-Muslims are hired and offered jobs based on their qualifications and experience, and religion is never a criteria, including Saudi. What is the situation in your well known Buddhist countries? ;-/

      Unfortunately you seem to pick terrorists, extremists, Whabbis and the similar among others to weigh the entire Muslim world of 1.6 billion. But I avoid those out of 15 million and see there are very good people out there.

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    Jimsofty ,either you are misinformed ,or too prejudiced to see the truth.

    There are many schools in Buddhism too, the Secular Buddhism is the one which has no dogma ,no God .
    Quite a lot of Buddhist worship the Gods of The Hindu and it is a inseparable part of their doctrine .

    You refer The Muslims ,esp the Sunni as barbarians , generalizing all , where else only a segment is responsible , where else The Japanese Buddhist the entire population were at one time ww 2 , worse than barbarians, sadist to the core and ruthlessly killed almost everyone around the world.
    Open your mind and go and learn how to be tolerant and not to generalize or judge blindly

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      What is this monkey trying to blabber? Go read the Comments policy moron. You mother tongue is not acceptable here. LOL!!!

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