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Curse Of Racism Now Raises Its Ugly Head In Gintota

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Sinhalese and Muslims wanted to live in peace; However racist mercenaries think otherwise

People, Sinhalese and Muslims, in around Gintota, a town close to Galle in the South of the island, wanted to live in peace and harmony as they have lived for generations in the area. However unfortunate for the country some suspected racist mercenaries including Buddhist monks think otherwise and oppose all peace moves.    

On Tuesday 14 November 2017 a Sinhalese teenager riding a motor bike, some suspect without a valid license, knocked down around a 55 year old Muslim woman who was injured.

It was purely an accident and nothing to do with communal hatred.

The lady was taken to hospital, given treatment and sent home. Later the two sides, relative of the Muslim lady and Sinhalese motor bike rider’s met and amicably settled the issue. The boy reported to have paid a sum of Rs 25,000/- as compensation to the lady who has agreed not to complaint to the police about the accident.

That issue ended there peacefully without any hatred.

On Thursday 16 November 2017, around 6.30 PM some Muslims boys who were returning home after playing football in the same locality were attacked by some Sinhalese boys. Muslims went home brought people and attacked the Sinhalese boys who attacked them. In the process Muslims also attacked a Sinhalese house which they later admitted was a mistake and repented.

However since then tension began to rise and Pradeshiya Sabha member Kiyas who usually takes active part in community issues went to meet prominent Sinhalese in the area to stop the rising tension amicably.

On Friday 17 November 2017 representatives of two mosques and Sinhalese people in the area met and decided to settle whatever the issue peacefully. People agreed to a peaceful settlement. However the Buddhist monk in the area, supposed to be a close associate of racist outfit Bodu Bala Sena general secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera, accused Kiyas of inciting the problem, got him arrested and refused for a peaceful settlement.

Result was rising tension which many Sinhalese and Muslims believe was uncalled for.

All went home and there was relative calm in the area.

In the midst around 7 pm two bus load of people, all face covered, all outsiders and none from the area, suspected to be armed, arrived at Gintota junction together with four Buddhist monks. In view of the rising tension there was increased police force and STF personnel at the Gintota junction. However police and STF personnel were withdrawn after Friday prayers at around 1.30pm for reason not known to the public. Now they question why the forces were removed despite prevailing tension.

The mob started moving into less populated areas first. Later they started throwing stones and attacking a small mosque called Thkkiya in the Gintota junction. From there they started stoning and attacking houses and shops. Some of these were shops were robbed and the mob emptied goods there.

They started their attacks in full swing around 8.30 pm and continued for one long hour until 9.30pm. From 8.30pm onwards the mob moved into areas such as Kurunduwatta, Maha Hapugala, Welipitimodera, Ukwattha and Piyadigama to continue their attacks.

They attacked in the darkness and there were people pointing at Muslim houses and shops saying “meeka thmbigi ge, meka thambige kade’. While these attacks were continuing Muslims tried  to contact the police. All their frantic efforts failed as there was no response.

According to Muslims in the area the mobs attacked two mosques, 34 houses, 13 shops and eleven vehicles.

Muslims in the area suspect that the absence of police till 9.30 pm gave the mobs sufficient time to continue their attacks on Muslim houses and shops. While the mob went on rampage the two buses which brought the mob were parked in the mainly Sinhalese areas.

Till the police arrived, Muslims in the area were at the mercy of mobs. Realizing the failure of police to come on time Muslim men gathered around the mosque to protect themselves. Muslims suspect that the mobs were hiding in the temple where the monk who refused peace talks live.   

Some Muslims claim that they had seen police vehicles using head light which facilitated the attacks while other said that they had seen police vehicles moving slowly while the mob attacked Muslim owned properties. They didn’t make any attempt to stop the attack.

It appears that the racism, and racist politics had caused damage to the country. It was racist politics which divided communities and paved the way for the 30 year ethnic war which virtually destroyed the country’s economy, communal harmony, and political stability besides the killing innocent people from all communities.

Only this week, Tuesday 14, Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the 30 year war might have cost Sri Lanka US Dollars 400 Billion. This is certainly a colossal amount of money which, if used for the development of the country, the country would be paradise in all respects today.

However what lessons we learnt.

Intensification of the disgusting racist politics since the end of the war in 2009 only point out that racist politicians and their mercenaries have not learnt any lesson  and the country is bound  suffer as we suffered in the past.

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  • 7
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    LAtheef is a well known liar, besides muslims are famous for it. D.b. S Jayaraj say another story. LAtheef has added so many thing when the truth was one sinhala boy on a bike had been beaten by muslims youth and then the sinhala boy came with his gang and gave the return.

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      Lateef Farook,

      Sinhalese and Muslims want to love in peace, but the racist elements and instigators do not want it. Well said.

      Why? Because they are Sinhala “Buddhists”? Because Mahawamsa is an Insult to the Buddha?

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

      Because they are low IQ Paras? Opportunist Paras?

      If they are true Buddhists, this should not happen.

      The Paras should get back to their homeland India, Bharat, Damba-Diva, and leave the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112?WT.ec_id=JHG-201401

      When will the Paras leave?

    • 8
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      When Cowardice feels brave and have upper hand, there are no limits to their cruelty.. 1915, 1977, 83 showed savage cruelty of those cowardice general public, and 1971, 88~89 and during ethnic war, cowardice government forces, police showed their savagery..
      In any of these occasions, we won’t be able to get 100 brave and rational SBs to streets to protest against those cruelties.. In 88~89 along, it is said 20,000 or 40,000 people made disappeared by Gov forces(nobody really cared to count). Have you seen any of those Sinhalese wives, children, parents come out and protest and asking Gov to find their loved ones taken away from their homes by GoniBillas???
      These cruelties on weaker minority groups by these cowardice majority SBs would NOT stop until at least 2~5% of really brave SBs come out of their dens and openly protest and demand justice.

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      Who is right or wrong in the event of accident is no matter? It should have been a Muslim or Tamil boy riding the bike and a Sinhalese lady the victim or vice versa. In srilanka we don’t look it as accident but look it as Mulsim, Singhala & Tamil. This is what going since 1958. Lies are easily spread, mass scale violence, robbery and destruction of properties, massacres, inablity of military or police force to take action against criminals because they are Buddhists. The country is going for another mass sacle bloodbath. This time it may not against Tamils but it may be against another Tamil speaking community they don’t consider them as Tamils for their profit motivation.

  • 6
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    And another symbol of racism, Latheef Farook appears..

    Just how look at how this fellow has twisted this true story………After the accident, the Muslims around the place have assaulted the sinhala boy. That is what instigated this issue. Everyone who has got behind a wheel in this country knows what a difficult task to drive through Muslim dominated areas.
    These people live on roads and travel like maniacs. Muslims do not even obey traffic rules like helmet rule. (which I am totally fine with) and then get hit by motorists. After that motorists get assaulted by Muslims …

    This is a common thing. But the difference here is the sinhala guy has brought support and assaulted the Muslims too….

    What are you trying to do here racist Latheef by writing half truths?

  • 4
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    our stupid ulema involved. not stopping gnansaraya was the first mistake. monks should not be respected, if they are thugs, thugs should be dealt with the stick. dont allow any monk to come and ask money. we must shun these thugs. if we dont do this now, we will have a rohingiya situation. if there is fight, fight dont expect kaffirs to stop oppression.

  • 13
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    I have opposed Latheef Farook in these columns in rather harsh words many times. However, as a Sri Lankan who loves this country, just like Farook, despite all its’ short-comings, I recognize this is not the time to cross swords with an essentially decent, fellow Sri Lankan like Latheef Farook. Despite our differences on religion. Rather it is a moment we must stand with him. Solidly on his side. We do have major ideological disagreements. We can debate and agree to disagree. Like citizens of a civilized country. In the disgusting fight against racism that is upon us now, where we must battle intolerance, lawlessness and random violence on fellow Sri Lankans, based on their faith, I side with Farook. I am a brother on Farook’s side. Nothing is more valuable than a human life. Let there be no doubt about that. May God bless our country.

    • 6
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      LOL…you give hands of friendship but the fellow is completely twisted the details and omitted important information. He has omitted how the Muslims first attacked the sinhala guy which instigated the violence!

      • 6
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        Sach,
        LOL! You idiot. Let us burn this country down. One more time. Shall we? All to satisfy the urge by that little racist inside you.
        Cheers!

        • 4
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          Who is burning this counrty? ULTRA IDIOT UNPer?
          Do you think you can save this country by bowing down and appeasing minority racism?

          UNP idiots are some extraordinary moronic species who seem to think by appeasing minority racism we can solve issues…….
          It was YOU STUPID UNPers who burnt this country MF

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            Sach,

            This boy, Bell Hurning is a good person. He condemns the Muslims fairly and squarely.

            I can understand where you stand with this Muslim problem. But you need to bring in a little bit of diplomacy into your fight. The Muslims are a worldwide problem. Not just a Sri Lankan problem. We need to deal with them before it’s too late.

            • 0
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              Retarded Late Reginald Shemale Perehera, the old army fool has arrived with his comical comments again. Hahahahaha…………….keep writing your garbage for all our entertainment donkey!!!!!

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                Tamil from North

                The women sniffing Retarded ……… Shameless Perera has come back from refuge. He left this island the next day the IPKF arrived. He was hiding behind his mother in law’s bum for at least 24 hours before he caught the plane.

    • 7
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      It was only a minor turmoil. But a big stir up and message. This country can be fed only by racial fire cooking.

      Latheef is/was/will with in the number ones, who are infusing anti-Tamil hate to Muslim mass. It is not Tamils, even Sinhalese find Latheef writings as not acceptable level in racial fire setting. Two essays ago he wrote an essay highly inflammatory against Tamils by shaken by Yasmin Sooka syndrome. Most of his essays are seeking favor from Sinhalese to spew venom on Tamils. This is why the country seems to be cannot be run without keeping the racism well and alive in full swing. It is not for Sinhala Leaders, even for Muslim leaders it is one needed. A common ground was achieved by the Muslims and Sinhalese leadership during DS’s time by passing MMDA, which Latheef consider as blessed heavenly law. If Muslim-Sinhala Government’s common agreement of running the country with racial fire has to be reversed, Muslim women has to be freed. Here it appears a Muslim Woman being hit by Sinhalese vehicle was seen as blasphemy of holy insult from certain corner of the religious activist.

      Latheef is showing substantial struggling to twist the incident. It is only a Muslim woman met an accident; for a common understanding, a private settlement is only an indication of community harmony. Muslim religious leaders, to keep up the hold of MMDA, kept the woman from meeting the boy in court. Muslim local politicians, to avoid losing favor of Sinhala leadership, sought a private settlement. If it had been an amicable settlement endorsed by judge, it would not have turned this way. Apparently this has left Sinhalese with a feeling that the boy was bullied by using an unfortunate event.

    • 1
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      Great stuff Ben Hurling, in your first four lines.

      That’s the way to go.

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      Ben

      Thanks

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    Latheef Farook:

    What you have done is taking an incident which muslims initiated, beaten a youth who crashed the bike and not the motor bike, based on that building a whole story. this is inciting ethnic hatred and promoting religious bigotry.
    that is a criminal offence. Govt should keep these articles for record and you should be arrested if you visit the country. govt also can ask the law enforcement in your country to arrest you as you are promoting violence else in the world.

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    Apparently as communal riots have broken out, the motive of the private settlement is in real question. It is not for the notorious Muslim writers to take fire out of burning house. The Muslim-Sinhala Government which rules by racial fire not make peace between races. They have to take a lesson from Rodney King. When the communal right started to spread the country, Rodney King, the police brutality victim appeared of the TV and with choking voice said that was not what he wanted and pleaded to stop it. Now, the boys’ family and the Woman’ family has to appear together in the media and should declare that they are happy with the private settlement and this racial rights is unwanted. That will put away the secret, underhand dealing of the religious & political dominance doing in this matter and bring confident in the masses mind.

    That is way give some rest to overactive Latheef’s keyboard too.

  • 4
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    Thanks, Mallaiyuran.

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    It’s only now that I sat down to reading through Latheef Farook’s article, which appears to be very objective, especially the way it starts. Actually throughout the story, the attitude is excellent.

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    the question is whether the account is accurate and balanced throughout. Unfortunately, that cannot be assessed by us who are reading it. It has to be investigated, but how many incidents do we have to investigate in this country of ours? One of the problems is that Latheef never writes on any topics which do not directly concern Muslims. Nor is he particularly “progressive” on there questions concerning the Muslim community.

    *

    the view expressed in the previous paragraph is only an impression that I have. I haven’t studied carefully all that he has written.

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    Actually Muslim boys attacked a sinhala boy on a bicycle in retaliation for the Motorbike accident. The accident was settled amicably but Jihadi thugs attacked a Sinhala boy on a Bicycle in retaliation. Then counter action started and it went out of control. It will be nice if Lateef reports FACTS and not twist it. We are sorry the houses were attacked after a Sinhala house was attacked first. No one should be attacked because of their race or in the case of Tamil speaking muslims because of their muslim religion. STOP THIS .

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      They never report facts. Their Arab/Moor origin is not a fact but fiction. Keep on harping about a 5% Arab origin the most but completely ignore or deny the 95% of more Tamil origin.. When discrimination against Tamils started they joined and aided and abetted the Sinhalese and were copartners in the Eelam Tamil genocide and even danced and celebrated on the streets with the very same Sinhalese about the death and destruction of the Tamils in May 2009. They constantly sabotage any peace process by demanding all sorts of benefits and concessions and land , that they do not deserve. The Tamils had to loose everything for justice, whilst they enjoyed the benefits at the expense of the Tamils by siding with the Sinhalese racists and when land and justice is to be provided to the Tamils . they want the lions share at the expense of Tamil sacrifice. Now that they are at the receiving and of the very same Sinhalese racism, that they encouraged and partook against the Tamils , they crying foul. Let this be a lesson to them . You reap what you sow and start with telling the truth about your origin first.

      • 1
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        Yes. Well said Pandri.
        But that does not absolve what the LTTE did to the Lateef lot in the North for the SB’s to club the Tamils with.
        All of this is a never ending big circus which keeps us entertained in perpetual delight.

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        Why are you spewing so much lies Pandi Kutty or Piglet. In many Sinhalese majority areas like Ratmalana, Wellawatte, Dehiwela etc it was Muslims and also good Sinhalese who kept the Tamil families in their houses and safeguarded. Muslim majority areas Tamils were not touched. Looters are not racist but rogues using the opportunity to loot. There were reliable reports the Tamils did the same to Muslims in Jaffna. They were auctioning all types of goods of Muslims looted from their houses when LTTE chased them. If you are a human being you wouldn’t write lies like this. You are doing this because you are a piglet.

    • 5
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      Latheef: Read the above comment. People know you are Religious extremist who reports falsehood.

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      Why didn’t the Sinhalese boy who was attacked go to the Police?
      If anyone is wronged, he has to report the matter to the police instead of starting a communal clash.

      Anyone who is in support of mob action should pray that they don’t knock anyone down whilst driving, you will then learn the brutality of Sinhalese people first hand if you do. KA sumanasekara, Ben Softly, and the rest of the narrow minded beasts.

      Lasith

  • 7
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    Latheef Farook appears to be the real racist in this particular post trying to white wash the Muslim politician’s violent involvement and vilify his subsequent arrest. He portrays and attack on a Sinhalese house as “an accident?” while attacks on Muslim property as violence of Sinhala Buddhist racists. How convenient is this? It is these buggers who fan racism and violence and then complain. CT appears to be promoting Sinhala Buddhist bashing line in this incident too. We say, apply law of the land irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds or political affiliations. That is how a govt can demonstrate their ability to govern.

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      Hela

      No doubt Latheef is biased. That does not make you a liberal sane secular human. Actually you are a finest example of a bigoted Sinhala/Buddhist fascist.

      The pot calling the kettle black.

      Being a notorious racist as well as a supporter of fascists you have already forfeited your right to accuse Latheef.

      • 2
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        Veddo,

        Who are you to arrogate the right to decide who should say what? Consult a “vedarala” and take some “beheth pojja”.

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          Hela

          “Consult a “vederala”

          Yes I would if I needed it however I see no improvement in your behaviour even after being treated for many years. In fact its worsening with your age. I suggest you change your medicine man.

          Do you leave your beheth pojja badu at the feet of your philosopher king the saffron clad thug Ganasara?

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    There is something innately wrong with our religions. Sinhala Buddhism seeks to marry inconsistencies of the peace and tolerance of the Gautama Buddha with ethnic supremacy of the Sinhalese, particularly after the triumphalism in the victory over the Tigers. Islam has taken a different turn towards wahabism which is isolationist and talks of global supremacy. Until both pull back a little bit and work towards peace which is the base of their religions, there is going to be strife throughout the history of our country. It has become a three way problem with the Tamils, now cowed down but not for long. The way to go is to devolve power to the Tamils and give power to the Muslims in the East. The right to equality of all citizens must be recognised. This may be the last chance we have. If we don’t take it there could well be another conflagration, which will not be confined to any particular area as the war with the Tigers was.

    The way Mr Lateef describes it there was unfortunate complicity of the state agencies in Gintota under RW/My3 as there was at Aluthgama under MR. This is sad. It means that, under both governments, state agencies have also partial to Sinhala Buddhist supremacy. If the army and the police become politicised, there is little hope. Tarzie Vittachie in Emergency 58 described that the genesis of this attitude began early. Must the minorities be driven to extraconstitutional solutions at every turn?

  • 0
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    Even if Latif Farook has written half truth as some suggested, the alleged full truth does not and cannot give anyone to create communal violence.

    Mad men! please think what I said in the previous comment on the similar subject yesterday, ” the more you attack minority, the soon you will see two or three countries within a country”.

    The countdown for separation has started at Aluthgama. Gintota is the 2nd incident in line. Mad Men!! keep counting. Also keep in mind this local saying ” 100 times you will get away with your stolen goods , but 101st time you will surely be caught”. That is the time you will pay your due and and we will rest our case.

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    Latheef Farook ~ “Curse Of Racism Now Raises Its Ugly Head in Gintota”
    The incident was sad and one hopes that this is the end in Gintota and elsewhere. We, the silent majority Lankans hope that GoSL will take the necessary action.
    By the way Latheef, it was NOT a racial attack.
    Latheef does not seem to know that the ‘ugly head’ is this language/religion. Do you think that religion played a part in Gintota (and Aluthgama and Dimbulla) ?
    Latheef avoided ‘Tamil’ in his version of events. Of course he implies that the language divide (and violence based on this) is OK but Lankan Muslims/Sinhalese do not have this language divide.

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    Karl Marx said “religion is the opium of the masses” . In some ways that is true, except Marxism, Leninism and Communism also became the opium of the masses because that too required mass obedience and blind faith. Look at PolPot, Mao, Stalin. So sorry but we must stop this My religion is better nonsense. We all bleed red blood, and we go to an ER and when we need blood no one says it is muslim blood or sinhala blood or tamil blood and reject it. Some racists whites in the US do not want Indian or other Brown doctors or black doctors to attend to them and this is well documented. Some Christian sects reject blood transfusions (Jehovah’s witnesses: the most annoying people to come visiting you at home here in the USA), but rest of us will take any blood we need to save our own lives. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not engage in a discussion, they give their pamphlets and want to tell us about their way. I was being polite and kept accepting their literature and reading them too(well it did help that the 3 women who came to my doorstep were young and attractive and very polite; and my wife pointed that out to me). SO I read it; it was all bullshit but then on the 6th time they visited I offered a booklet on principles of Buddhism (not god based faith) and the girls actually took 2 steps back and looked scared. I told them “look I have been polite. I have accepted and read all your literature; so if you want a discussion and let me tell you a bit about my religion why can’t you accept and read what I want to share with you?”. They actually said they are not allowed to do so. Then I told them “in that case it is obvious you are not balanced and you are brainwashed, so do me a favor, please do not visit me again.” That was it. Karl Marx or not religion is a very dicey topic and should never be used for mass violence of any sort.

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      Mano I have always done this with Jehova’s Witnesses when they come to my door. Open the door smile and then start lecturing to them about Hinduism , that have now stoped coming. Before that on weekends and public holidays , when you want to wake up a bit late, they will ring your front door bell around 8.00AM

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    Muslims, Tamils and Catholics need to understand this. In Pali – one of the oldest langueges in the world – Sri Lanka is Known as Hela or Hela-dwipa. The word for a native is Hella-ya. The Hell-ya are Buddhist’s and only Buddhist’s. Sinhala followers of Jesus are not Hell-yas. In Sanskrit – Lanka means Island.

    Hela is derived of four tribes known as Raksha’s ( Demons ) , Nagas ( Snakes ) , Yakkas,( Demons ) Devas ( Gods ) . these tribes have been on the island for over 36, 000 years. They Become Siw Hela, and Sinhala.

    Muslims are Johnny come lately’s. 99% Tamils. If Muslims dont like Hella-ya. Hard luck buddy. Why don’t you go back to India or Arabia – and where you belong.

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      Oh really and what were they speaking ? They spoke a simple Dravidian dialect called Elu which is semi Tamil. The Vedda dialect as well as old Sinhalese ( Hela) closely resembles Tamil than modern Sinhalese in its pronunciation. The Vedda dialect, their spoken dialect is identical with Elu , which was the spoken language of ancient Sri Lanka, which is semi Tamil , as to the grammatical structure it is essentially Dravidian and simple. Understood. Elu is a simple semi Tamil Dravidian dialect. Elu+Prakrit( Pali or Maghadi Prakirt ) = Hela or old Sinhalese Understood. Tamil in its very elemental and simple form called Elu was already being spoken by the Naga and the Yakka not Hela , that only evolved after the arrival of Buddhism and large scale conversion of semi these semi Tamil speaking Naga and Yakka tribes in the south of the island. It was Yakka predominating areas that Buddhism was largely accepted and the Prakritisation of Elu was more acceptable. In the Naga predominating areas Hinduism and Tamil prevailed. This is why even now modern Sinhalese vocabulary is 40% Tamil based because it came largely through Elu. Both the original Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Tamils are descended from these Naga and Yakka tribes. Sinhalese more Yakka and Tamils more Naga. Most of the present day Sinhalese are largely descended from Tamil immigrants both ancient and fairly recent from South India. Please stop posting nonsense.

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    Now the wicked deeds of hatred have been done and the loss of homes, business and injuries were for some innocent people who have no hand in it. This is very sad. Did the people think twice that someone above has watched this. Now it is no point in repenting. Who is telling lies no one knows, but very soon the cowards will be punished in some form. That is God’s Will, whether of any religion.

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    If we dont learn to tolerate each other we will perish. I am not too hopeful that we will not perish unless good Buddhist leaders come forward to maintain peace and preach tolerance. True that Sri Lanka was once a Sinhala Buddhist country just as the West was Christian. But the world has changed and people of different nations and religions are mixing up. It could be peaceful mixing up or it could lead to massive communal and religious strife. I am not hopeful that peace will prevail unless the State controls rabble -rousers and ban all hate speech. We have to tolerate the different ethics and ethos of other communities however repulsive they may be to us. I am not hopeful and think our destruction is around the corner unless the State acts firmly against all hate speech.But a democratic State reflects the views of the majority Sinhala Buddhists. Fortunately we have western educated liberals like the Prime Minister but unless we strengthen his hand he too will be powerless. to stand against the mob. Raja Senanayake.

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      Sri Lanka was never a Sinhalese Buddhist country please get your facts correct before posting your racist nonsense. Large parts of the island was Tamil and Hindu from ancient times. Even go and read your Mahavamsa fairy tale it confirms this truth. By trying to discredit the island’s Tamils and Hinduism it only confirms the truth that they had lived and existed in the island from ancient times and ruled a huge chunk of the land, as it always talks of Tamil lands to the north and east of the island. It also confirms that the king who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Saivite, as his father was king Mutta Sivan. A pure Tamil word meaning the great or venerated Lord Siva. None of the ancient kings in the island ever. I repeat again ever called or identified themselves as Sinhalese or Aryans as they were not. There were Buddhist or Hindu Tamil Naga or were from largely South Indian Tamil dynasties. One of your so called Great Sinhalese kings Prakrama Bahu was of Pandian Tamil origin and the so called statue that he built of himself is not himself, non one builds statues of themselves when they live. It is the statue of the father of the Tamil language Saint Agathriar. He venerated him as he was a Tamil himself. Go and look at all the statues of Saint Agathiar in South India and you can see the similarity. Thank the British for the Sinhalese becoming dominant and the majority in the whole island. Prior to that they were the underclass ruled by Tamil origin kings and aristocrats from India like the Normans in ancient England

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    All Liars & Crooks must be locked up and given severe punishment who ever it may be. Its sad that the law is often fast asleep or mixed with power and politics where the innocent have to pay for it.

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      Jay Chambers

      You are back.
      Thanks for your brilliant typing.
      Keep it up.

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    Mr Latheef Farook – I am a Muslim from Gintota. I was there
    when these incidents occurred and kept a close watch
    on developments.

    My profession does not permit to divulge my identify. Otherwise
    I would have been harsher on you. Please do NOT rpt NOT rpt
    NOT use your religion to climb the social ladder. Your story
    has a lot of inaccuracies and is tailored to meet your own
    arguments.

    On this occasion, no one else but the rowdy Muslim youth are to
    be blamed entirely. The truth will unfold itself when Police action
    is taken in Courts.

    Do not place members of your own community in jeopardy with
    this kind of one sided jaundiced propaganda. The Hakeems, Bathiuddins
    and Mustafas are busy making money. So the types like you and Hilmy
    Ahmed are giving a good run to get into their shoes. Be careful of your
    facts.

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    Well, the Rule of thumb is if you are a minority, you behave like one and respect the Majority.

    If the Sinhalese boys attacked first, then the Muslims could have gone to a Police station and made a complaint.

    YOU DO NOT TAKE THE LAW ONTO YOUR HANDS. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

    Besides, I don’t believe this story much. So an accident was amicably settled and a small group of Boys assaulted Muslims which didn’t even involve the Sinhalese boy who had to pay 25,000/=?

    I don’t believe that. These stories are good for the proverbial China man with the pony tail.

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    Pandi Kutty

    Why should you want to include the Shonees into our race and label them as Tamils. Today Tamils are the World Class people.

    Do we need these low class Shakkiliyas into the Tamil society,

    We have achieved unparralel victory in science, medicne, engineering and in all arts and become world stars and to call these phanatics as Tamilis a disgrace to us.

    Please do not disgrace the Tamil race by calling the Thoppy Perratis as Tamils.

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      Yes Siva be satisfied with your specimens. Shakkiliyas were from Andra Pradesh and are very handsome people compared to your ugly black specimen. Did you compare a shakkili women to yours? How beautiful they are although doing low jobs. I know four ugly Jaffna specimens married to Shakkili women in Maradana. You beggars converted and licked the white to get education, now your talking big. From where did you learn medicine, engineering etc at the begining? From Eelam.

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