18 September, 2021

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Denying Responsibility For Aluthgama Violence Will Not Suffice

By Jehan Perera 

Jehan Perera

Jehan Perera

Addressing members of the national advisory committee to the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara gave substance to the conviction of those who believe in the prospects for peaceful coexistence and harmony within Sri Lanka’s multi ethnic and multi religious society. He said that a majority of MPs of the government were opposed o the actions of the extremist groups that had engaged in anti-Muslim activities.  The position of those MPs reflected the broad sentiments of their electorates.  Minister Nanayakkara himself has been at the forefront of the government urging that strong action be taken to deter hate speech and extremist violence.

In this context the denial by Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he had a relationship with the BBS who stand accused of being the instigators of the violence is reflective of the widespread revulsion, both locally and internationally, over the spike in anti-Muslim violence that was seen in Aluthgama last month.  This denial of any connection or involvement with the BBS is a welcome disassociation even if it comes late.  The Defence spokesperson also refuted the allegation that the Defense Secretary, who is counted as among the most powerful in the country, has any special relationship with the BBS.  He clarified that the Defense Secretary’s attendance at a public ceremony at which the BBS was also present, and which has generated much controversy, had nothing to do with any association with it.

Government members, and President Mahinda Rajapaksa no less, have seen a conspiracy in the anti Muslim riots that took place last month in Aluthgama. They also see an international dimension to it that can harm the government’s economic development potential and also make it more difficult to face international human rights challenges. The damaging view has been presented abroad that Sinhalese have rioted against Muslims.  This has created an incorrect impression abroad of a Sinhalese-Muslim polarization.  But Aluthgama was the exception, not the norm.  Outside of Aluthgama, relations between Sinhalese and Muslims are largely amicable and peaceful coexistence is the norm.  It is not just these two communities, but also Tamils, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus who are all eager to be friends, and not permit communalism to enter between them.

Promoting Harmony

Some months ago, I was passing through Darga Town, which borders Aluthgama, and where there has been a history of Sinhalese-Muslim tension.  There have been communal clashes there in the past.  We stopped at a grocery store to buy some bottles of water.  The Muslim shop owner was serving a Muslim customer. But when he saw us, a Sinhalese family, enter his shop, he excused himself to serve us first. This action made an impression on us then, but now in retrospect, I can surmise that he did this because he was conscious of the need to have good relations with the Sinhalese.  I see this same sentiment in the inter-religious groups I work with. Those belonging to one religious persuasion go out of their way to please the other.   Their desire is for amity, not for confrontation.

After the Aluthgama riots, I was at a meeting where a Buddhist monk exclaimed in anguish, that an entirely wrong picture of the Buddhists was being given to the world.  He was not denying that the Aluthgama riots had taken place and that innocent Muslims had even been killed and their properties burnt.  He was merely trying to say that those who attacked the Muslims were not doing this with the consent of the Sinhalese masses.  These were small groups acting without the blessings of the larger society.  Their seeming impunity to attack targets at their will is what has created the impression that they enjoy the blessings of a part of the government, which is what has given them their seemingly vast power.  There has been widespread condemnation of the police for failing to nip the riot in the bud, and for having permitted a public rally to be held by the BBS despite appeals by local community leaders not to permit it.

Those who live outside of Sri Lanka, and those who are victims, are not interested in the nuances of the situation.  They tend to see only the broadest of outlines.  The international costs are getting to be high. It is evident that the government is feeling the pressure on itself from both the affected Muslims and the larger international community. The 53 members of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation based in Saudi Arabia have in a public statement expressed their serious concern and said that “the recent attacks appear to follow a rising trend of violence instigated by extremists which is spreading fear and mistrust among the population.” It is reported that they have also written privately to the government communicating their serious concerns.

Two Requirements

The government’s denials of its involvement with the BBS will be taken more seriously if two matters are addressed speedily.  The first is that an independent inquiry be held into what transpired in Aluthgama. Such an inquiry panel may be selected with the participation of the Minister of Justice who is himself a Muslim and who has complained of misrepresentation of the causes of death of some of the victims of the riots.  The Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) who submitted the postmortem report on one of the victims killed during the Aluthgama violence has been summoned to court after his report was disputed. The Bar Association has also expressed its concerns in the strongest of terms.  In these circumstances only a credible fact finding body will be able to dispel the doubts as to what really happened at Aluthgama, and who paid the price.

The second requirement concerns the strength of the preventive action that is taken.  The violence in Aluthgama followed a sustained hate campaign against the Muslim community in the Aluthgama area and elsewhere in the country in which there had been incidents of violence, though not a large scale. The police have questioned the BBS leaders with regard to the speeches made prior to the riots.  They have also taken 117 persons into custody, with 85 of them being produced before courts and 25 being released on bail.  But these steps are unlikely to reassure the Muslims and other potential targets, so long as extremist groups and their leaders are given a free hand to instigate their members for action, at the time and place they choose.

Small groups of extremists can create disturbances even though the ethos of the larger majority is to live in peace and harmony.  In these circumstances the application of the law would suffice to quell any disturbance. It is the non-application of the law due to political interference that has made inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations within the country a potential point of conflict.  The government today is highly centralized and has a very strong national security apparatus.  They are well positioned to take preventive action against those who foment hatred in word and deed that leads to violence.  The stakes are high as the international consequences that follow more violence can be severely damaging to the country’s interests.  Therefore any continuing failure on the part of the government to curb the violent actions and propaganda of extremists would be a cause for great concern.

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    “He said that a majority of MPs of the government were opposed o the actions of the extremist groups that had engaged in anti-Muslim activities. “

    What did they do to stop the anti-Muslim rioting? Nothing. Doing postmortem is useless to the victims. OK, what did the police, and other security forces and the fire brigade do? They didn’t provide timely help to the Muslims. Are these police, other security forces and fire brigade personnel also from the extremist groups”?

    We hear the same old tune going round time after time after riots against the minorities: It is a minority of Sinhalese extremists who do these atrocities.

    What do the good pious majority Sinhalese do while these things happen? Were they picking mangoes or durians?

    Minister Nanayakkara is like an undertaker after such events performing the last rites pretending to be above ethnic bias.

    The whole society is sick and immoral: The so-called 2500 year old civilization is its death throes.

    Buddha must be in tears as the society brings disgrace to him.

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      Well said Thiru.

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      Here goes our Tamil intellectual Thiru again. Scrutinising every sentence Sinhalese analysist Jehan opinions and put 4 comments within couple of minutes.
      Two days back, there was news article about our Tamil leader, minister Douglas Devananda as alleged war criminal in CT, Thiru hasn’t got guts to say anything about that Tamil (thug) leader DouglasD or had no interest in crticizing him. Even in that article Thiru talked about issues of Sinhalese leaders, Ghota… I hardly hear average Tamils publicly criticising KP, Karuna or Douglas… Prof Neranjan is an exception…
      As NV says both Sinhalese and Tamils are childish liars…

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        I am a Tamil very very average Tamil.

        Here is my take:

        LTTE hijacked minority tamil issue and screewed it and became the terrorists in dealing with state terrorism. they killed tons of Tamils and others too.

        Now to other so called Tamil leaders in the government — They were terrorists and now too. Working for different teams bu the same agenda — look after themselves.

        Now back to the Skinhead driven sinhas… Wow what to say, million thirus can come and say. Sinhas are a national liars. no chnage in stance, you will continue to abuse, kill, rape and maim all the minoriites. PERIOD.

        We are yet to hear/see the first true buddhist. Never happened in Lanka — will it ever happen??

        pathetic…

        Sinhas will never live or never let anyone live…

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          It’s funny that most of the people accusing the whole sinhalese race of being racist is living abroad,talking like they know everything about everyone..they never give credit to the sinhalese who oppose the BBS or Nanasara, but complain 24/7…WTF do you know about the real sitaution in this country…in the past the Mahanayakas tried to organize a conference of sangha in Kandy to talk about the country’s situation and it was prevented from happening because they were warned by gota…if someone speaks against the government or organize they are either threatened, assaulted or killed..Rathupaswala,Katunayaka and Halawatha are the most recent examples…Everybody values their lives including the Mahanayakas…When other monks came forward to reslove the halal issue they were also threatened according to Victor Ivan..I agree with AVB..Not all but to some people it’s only racist when the sinhalese do it

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            Samitha

            You write some condescending tosh. I travel up and down our blessed island and I know for a fact that people in the wider world at times get to know things that happen here quicker than those in the next town here in SL. With pictures in colour too! You should try to explain why the majority of Sinhalese who are supposedly so anti these evildoers, are unable to do anything effective to stop these vile deeds that are being committed in our name – as the odious Gnanasara himself said ‘we are acting to save the Sinhalese race’. Api wenuven? Is the President a coward? Is the Defence Secretary a coward? Is the IGP a coward? Are the ministers cowards? Are members of the Sangha, the Mahanayakes, cowards? Or are they all like you Samitha; shake the head apologists chanting ‘what to do?’.

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              JP:
              1. Why has your friend, the corrupt clown and dead leftist Vasudevea Nanayakka NOT yet passed a Bill on the Prevention of Incitement to Ethnic and Religious Hatre? Such a Bill exists in England where free speech is alive and well. It is absurd to claim that a Bill against HATE SPEECH is the same things as a bill against Freedom of Speech and Right to Information.

              2. Why have the Sinhala Buddhist Mahanayakas who drive around in luxuary cars and over eat NOT asked the BBS to SHUT UP and disrobed a saffron clad thugs who are violating the principles of Buddhism? The Dalai Lama has called for an end to violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka but the Buddhist establishment is secretly promoting BBS and its hate speech and actions.

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              The answer to your question is in my comment..Look at what happened to MP Thewarrapperuma who tried to defend the Muslims during the riots..He lost one eye i think…but i’m sure patriotic compassionate people like you will help him regain his sight won’t you “Spring Koha”? People are very tough on the internet Mr.Spring Koha..There is a lot of patriots,humanatarians giving nice speeches on the internet about how to live and how to achieve world peace..Easier said than done..”Is the President a coward? Is the Defence Secretary a coward? Is the IGP a coward? Are the ministers cowards? Are members of the Sangha, the Mahanayakes, cowards?” The president is the head of this racist government..The defence secretary is the one behind BBS Mr.Spring Koha, i thought you already knew that since you seem to know about everything than dumb Sinhalese people like me…the ministers are nothing but henchmen..IGP is just a puppet,he has no power..I don’t konw if you are aware of this Mr.Spring Koha but recently a government minister named Hemal Gunasekara was spot fined by a policeman for speeding..He was immediately asked to apologise to the minister and let him go..The policeman refused and later that day he was assaulted and his vehicle was torched..The police was urging him to withdraw the complaint he put against the minister for threatening him…According to him no one from the police asked how the people who assaulted him looked like..They were asking questions about his private life, clearly to harass him based on his personal issues..And finally he has quit from the police force..But he will not have a problem beacause there are great people like you in this world Mr.Spring Koha..I’m sure you will help regain his job back and provide compensation for his vehicle because he stood up to that corrupt minister..So the point is people like me, the Mahanayakas are all cowards because we are afraid when it comes to death..And laypersons like me are also afraid of losing our loved ones..But you are very different Mr.Spring Koha, you are not afraid to die nor you are afraid of a government which will destroy your life if you stand against them..You should run for President…

              FYI
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXKvnXK42A

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-esArSTz4Ig

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            Listen Samitha…. I think I understand what you say here….

            Think about it. Everytime majority sinhas elect a leader who is against minorities and massacre minorities and deny equal rights to minorities and the same sinhas go and elect the same, it means complicity. Why the true buddhists can’t stand up say “enough is enough”

            why the majority can’t save the country from the menace of this thuggary of chavunism….

            you think as a nation we are better off than 1950… 1971…1974…1977…1983…. 2009 and 2014

            we lost as a nation…imagine once of the Sinhapore lions and the first foreign minister was born in Jaffana — Rajaratnam … Tamil is an ooficial language in Singaporte even though it is small group… it is how Lee Quan wanted to respect the Tamils worked for the country…He didnt kck them out or kill them… The Jaffna Tamils help to build Singapore and Malaysia never went to extreeame and or violent…

            they were and are part of the society builidng the nation and living in peace.

            why you convert the peaceful tamils like this?? what is the future for the tamils seeing armed aliens every day… this is the same 100% sinha race and dont know Tamil and be there as an oppessor not as a friend to proect them…

            the kids grow in total slavery mentality

            they never be bold self confident kids

            is it what treue buddhists want to see as her citizens??

            think about it man… your silince is complicity aceepetance to the state terrorism…

            the bad think is it back fires you…what goes around what comes back to you… Sinhas now victims and modawansas… can you handle the military dictatorship? Can you handle a family of 300 people from Hambathota plunder the economy and the contry for the selfish ends….

            you allow them to do it becuase what?? they kill minoriites…is it the common intererst?? it is the only thing you agree wityh the state?? if uyou kill minorities we will elect you more and more… and we will not care if you loot the country forever… we dont care… dont let the minoritis to live here… kill them or kick them out….

            is it the true buddhism??

            if you want peace in the country real peace forveer, you have to accept another hum..another minority otherwise it is helll….is it what you like… honestly Tamils dont want this…

            look at Toronto and other palces where Tamils have settled… they are so peaceful…95% of them… enjoying life and freedom in a alien land… they contribute to the society they live in..hard working people…

            you let the minorities live there

            repect all are equal…sinhas dont have three tresticles… all have the same… accept all are equal…then the peace is forever…

            go to indonesia… 1700 islands…. but most feel they are indonesians even thought they speakdiff languages in most islands… they are feel brothers and sisters….

            buddhists must learn to be wise, human, accepting and respecting others… less racial and more human…

            thngs will be better for all….

            tired man… we are crying for help for 60 years.. we hate Prabhaharan… a real nut case… lunatics fanatic killer…you guys even justified him…you were so brutal so tamisl justified his brutality ..it is all the scale of things… he expelled muslims in one night real MF… Tamils suffered a lot in the hands of sinhas becuase they believe crappy mahavamsa and unemplyed skinhead saffrom clad fanatics… get the skinsheads to work…

            things will improve… imagie iyaers and imams become like skinheads…state sponsored an hate mongering…can we all handle the hate??

            enough is enough… let live and let others live

            tred lanka…true lanka..

            i am not sure you can support lankan team more than I did and do still

            i love lankan team, lankan people and lanka as my land..

            we need fix the problems.. period.

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              ” Everytime majority sinhas elect a leader who is against minorities and massacre minorities and deny equal rights to minorities and the same sinhas go and elect the same, it means complicity. Why the true buddhists can’t stand up say “enough is enough” I have never voted for Mahinda, i have always hated him as i have hated the LTTE and i have always hated the war..And i enjoyed the cease fire while it lasted, so did the 48 lakhs of people who had voted for Ranil in 2005…He was only defeated because the LTTE prevented the Tamils from voting,the LTTE wanted a war with Mahinda..There were accusations later that Mahinda bribed the LTTE to prevent the tamil votes, i do not know whether it’s true…and also in 2010 it was clear that something happened with the real number of the votes..Both of the times Mahinda became the president by fraud, he was never fairly elected..He’s just a petty thug who got lucky and his luck is clearly fading away if you take a look at the provincial council election results..My only wish is that there would be an eligible candidate for 2015 election who can outrun this lowlife..People live in fear…If you believe me or not that’s why they do not ptotest…Election is the only hope even if they tamper with the votes..Not every Sinha votes for Mahinda, Ema..Screw the Mahawansa, there is no need to believe it..we all belong together in this country

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                I am glad to hear from you.

                It is true Pirabhaharan blocked tamils to get Mahinda to be elected.

                I am glad the the cancer is gone. but we want lankans to be be happy and together in peace…

                Tamils are the closest to sinhas and muslims in the country not chinese or Indians

                we need to be tpoegether and strong.. I like to see Lankan all respect each other work with each other..
                there will be day hindus go and pray for the great buddha and respect his preechings.

                and similarly the singas go to hindu temples and respect the hindu cuture and cherish…

                we have lot to lose still… we are not empty evenb after 30 years of war.. becuase we were so rich country to begin with… it is why lankans are still surviing …. we are so rich people… laughing faces of the earth..

                please understand what we lost is so much.. it feels so sad to see we lost too much … all for wrong reasons

                we lost lives only once for a valid reason — which is ACEH sunami..all else is for wrong reasons….

                sadly,
                Ema

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      Jehan Perera –

      “In this context the denial by Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he had a relationship with the BBS who stand accused of being the instigators of the violence is reflective of the widespread revulsion, both locally and internationally, over the spike in anti-Muslim violence that was seen in Aluthgama last month. This denial of any connection or involvement with the BBS is a welcome disassociation even if it comes late. The Defence spokesperson also refuted the allegation that the Defense Secretary, who is counted as among the most powerful in the country, has any special relationship with the BBS. He clarified that the Defense Secretary’s attendance at a public ceremony at which the BBS was also present, and which has generated much controversy, had nothing to do with any association with it.”

      Jehan, do not try to whitewash Gotabanaya Rajapaksa.

      The data over the year and even during the Aluthgama riots conclusively show his involvement and planning.

      This is a state crime, for which the defense secretary is fully responsible, and should be investigated by the UN HRC. He is the person who ordered the arrested rioters be let go.

      Want to know more. Read the Truth, not the lies.

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7223:slip-reveals-gotas-target&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      Slip reveals Gota’s target

      Sign the petition UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISION: Charge the BODU BALA SENA,(BBS) Its Leader GNANASARA Thero for GENOCIDE

      http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_HUMAN_RIGHTS_COMMISION_Charge_the_BODU_BALA_SENABBS_Its_Leader_GNANASARA_Thero_for_GENOCIDE/?copy

      Why this is important to me To STOP further GENOCIDE in Sri Lanka against its peaceful Muslim community similar to the Genocide unleased against them on 15th of June 2014, in southern Sri Lanka. 90% of the people of Sri Lanka are AGAINST this racist violence but NO ACTION is taken by the Government which indirectly supports this groups racist actions and agenda.

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7228:gnanasara-thera-is-supported-by-us-citizens-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      Gnanasara Thera is supported by US citizens
      SUNDAY, 06 JULY 2014 20:41 1 COMMENTS

      Gnanasara thera is supported by a few US citizens living in Sri Lanka and their visa to the USA too should be revoked says UNP Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera.

      He said this speaking at a media conference held on the 4th.

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      Thiru,

      ” The whole society is sick and immoral: The so-called 2500 year old civilization is its death throes. Buddha must be in tears as the society brings disgrace to him. :

      What did it produce? Maraism, What the Enlightened Buddha warned against.

      It is NO coincidence, Buddhas Mara and MaRa are the same.

      Gnanasara Thera is supported by US citizens

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7228:gnanasara-thera-is-supported-by-us-citizens-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      Gnanasara thera is supported by a few US citizens living in Sri Lanka and their visa to the USA too should be revoked says UNP Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera.

      He said this speaking at a media conference held on the 4th.

      Identify them and expose them, for supporting Terrorism and racism.

      Sign the Petition

      Now Sinhalese Buddhism and Bud dist Terrorists are the same. All Sinhalese will be called Terrorists and genocidal. Sign the petition UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISION: Charge the BODU BALA SENA,(BBS) Its Leader GNANASARA Thero for GENOCIDE

      http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_HUMAN_RIGHTS_COMMISION_Charge_the_BODU_BALA_SENABBS_Its_Leader_GNANASARA_Thero_for_GENOCIDE/?copy

      Why this is important to me To STOP further GENOCIDE in Sri Lanka against its peaceful Muslim community similar to the Genocide unleased against them on 15th of June 2014, in southern Sri Lanka. 90% of the people of Sri Lanka are AGAINST this racist violence but NO ACTION is taken by the Government which indirectly supports this groups racist actions and agenda.

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      Ya, thanks Thiru, agree with you on all points. Mo beating about the Bush like DJ. Another Sumanthiran in the making.

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      Thank you, Thiru

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      a fair person having a shop, will treat all customers right. it is unethicl to treat you first before the already waiting customer.

      only reason I can think of is they know what Sinhas are capable of Post-Mullivaikkal period. Thuggery at is worst form or the best form rather.

      it is all, otherwise why he has to be racist. customers are customers… you saty they have to make peace with you… why?? if he serves you second you will be pissed??? does he know that you have some superior mentality? he has to butter you?

      you know the answer… dont make muslims like peace loving gods… they are like you and me… they just scared becuase Sinhas will not let anyone to live peacefully

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    This guy Jehan goes on repeating like a parrot of what the defense secretary said:

    “This denial of any connection or involvement with the BBS is a welcome disassociation even if it comes late. The Defence spokesperson also refuted the allegation that the Defense Secretary, who is counted as among the most powerful in the country, has any special relationship with the BBS. He clarified that the Defense Secretary’s attendance at a public ceremony at which the BBS was also present, and which has generated much controversy, had nothing to do with any association with it.”

    Who is this Jehan Perera trying to fool? Doesn’t he know that the Rajapakses are all damn liars?

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    Is Jehan Perera a clone of Dayan Jayatilaka?

    Has he forgotten all the attacks on Mosques and Muslim businesses in the last 2 years by bhikkus and Sinhala Buddhists?

    Sri Lanka bhikkus are in the footsteps of Buddhist terrorist Wiratu of Burma.

    Another humbug taking shape!

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    “In these circumstances the application of the law would suffice to quell any disturbance. It is the non-application of the law due to political interference that has made inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations within the country a potential point of conflict. “

    My dear friend Jehan, the application of the law, you say, would suffice to quell any disturbance: The application of the laws is necessary at all times; this is what is missing for 50 years as far minorities are concerned. Can you dispute that?

    Whether it was Sinhalese pogroms of 1958, 1977, 1983, other minor ones in between, and now 2014 the law was not enforced: That is why the so called small groups of Sinhalese extremists know and continue their actions with impunity.

    Let’s wait for worse revelations after the UNHC investigations.

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    This guy is a hypocrite who is just trying to butter the Rajapakses.When he was bumming Prabakarana the LTTE did not trust him The Norwegians didnot trust him although he wrote volumes praising them. Will the Rajapakses who are shrewd politicians trust him ? That will be when they have no one else.

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    Constructive Suggestion by Jehan though far from realization.

    But the problem is the willingness of the President Mahinda Rajapakse to stop the backing of his brother Gotha to continue their racist agenda together with BBS and JHU despite the majority of government members themselves against this racist crimes.

    Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem already stated that expecting justice from this government is far from reality and his concern to take this to international community is to stop continuation of this violence and stop looting and burning of minority citizens proprieties in future.

    Accordingly moving to a credible investigation will be suicidal to dominance of the family ruling in short term. On the other hand continued support to BBS and their racially based attacks is also suicidal in medium term to long term.

    Mahinda family is digging its grave and fixing their legacy as a racist family in the Sri Lankan history.

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      A good team to do the independent inquiry is Dr.Dayan Jeyathilaka, IGP N.K. Illangakoon, with Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem as the Chief Investigator.

      Didn’t the Lanka’ Royal Army investigated Independently(Without the affected party’s bothering and distraction)the Mullivaikkal war crime?

      Jehan is smarter than Dayan is saving the Royal Family.

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    Jehan,
    Read Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi’s interview in Lakbima last Sunday. You can read how and why he joined BBS and why he is keeping himself at a distance now and also why he says there is a conspiracy and against whom.

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      mechanic and Avtars,

      “Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi’s interview”

      “why he joined BBS and why he is keeping himself at a distance now”

      He was identified as a Sinhala Buddhist Moda Monk by the Norwegians, by the Israelis, by the Christian Fundamentalist West and Used by Gotanaya, to be more more Buddhist than the others in this False Flag Operation?

      “Sinhalaya Modaya, Kewum Kanna Yodaya.”

      Applies to monks as well.

      Sign the petition UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISION: Charge the BODU BALA SENA,(BBS) Its Leader GNANASARA Thero for GENOCIDE

      http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_HUMAN_RIGHTS_COMMISION_Charge_the_BODU_BALA_SENABBS_Its_Leader_GNANASARA_Thero_for_GENOCIDE/?copy

      Why this is important to me To STOP further GENOCIDE in Sri Lanka against its peaceful Muslim community similar to the Genocide unleased against them on 15th of June 2014, in southern Sri Lanka. 90% of the people of Sri Lanka are AGAINST this racist violence but NO ACTION is taken by the Government which indirectly supports this groups racist actions and agenda.

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        Amaraya, Have you still not checked your dna?

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          mechanic,

          The DNA is fine. The arrangement of the base pairs are different from the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils from South India,

          Looks like the Para-Sinhala and Para-Demala are the Same as the South Indians.

          The Vedda Tribe

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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          Idiotic Amaraya doesn’t understand what we’re asking. If you have checked your dna tell us whether your ancestors walked the sees 25,000 years back or washed up on our shores in a raft a few years back.

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    “I can surmise that he did this because he was conscious of the need to have good relations with the Sinhalese….” writes Jehan

    Not necessarily, he may have wanted to get the Sinhala visitors out from his
    premises as quickly as he can – due to subconcious fright as well. Victims amongst minorities undergo various torments of this nature in silly Lanka.

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    Renuka,
    If MR and Gota has a racist agenda and the majority of government members themselves against this racist crimes how come they don’t leave the government or defeat the government?

    You don’t talk sense.

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      mechanic,

      Renuka talks sense, but you don’t.

      It’s the money stupid that makes those to cling on to the governments.

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        Is it like the way the bribed megalomaniac Velu?

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    In my mind, the first demand that the people of Sri Lanka should place is to request the President Rajapakse not to call the Aluthgama incident
    “a minor issue”. He has to be honest to himself first and should stop naming this incident in this manner.

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      For this minor issue, Mahinda Rajapakse gave to his brother who is behind the Minor Issues amounting to rupees 200 million in the name of rebuilding.

      what will happen to the 200 million rupees is one thing. Another thing is for such minor issue if the government accept the cost as 200 million rupees how much worth of major issues being planned through BBS is yet to come out.

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    The “independent inquiry” suggested will be a farce – just like the ‘commission’ which inquired into the shooting deaths of 27 Welikada prisoners.
    Though many witnesses were present,no one has been identified as a ‘shooter’.
    Countries which enforce the law and democratic governance,have really independent groups of persons appointed by politicians in charge of justice and rule of law,to inquire into instances of excesses/inaction by police & armed forces,and instances of rioting,looting and arson.
    These groups are of eminent persons well versed in the law and have the power to summon witnesses,record evidence and present same in courts of law.

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    The Government’s Agenda is that of creating a breakdown in law and order. The many experienced MPs in the Government as well as those in the Oppositon are responsible for the turmoil, destruction and misery created by the power hungry elements in the Government. This shameful silence by the Peoples Representatives is nothing but Selfishness and Apathy resulting in the suffering of innocent citizens.

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      In all most all countries where they tried ‘Arab Spring’, jihadists have turned them to be bitter winter. Look at Egypt.

      In spite of conspiracy by Muhammadan Thowheed we in Sri Lanka still cruze nicely along a summer. You can try your tricks, but majority Sri Lankans are no fools. Wait and see, they’ll vote the known devil to press ahead with the ongoing peace. It’s simple as that.

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    sri lankans are sick of the argument that 99 percent of the sinhalese are innocent as far as attacks on muslims and tamils are concerned.minorities do not blame all the sinhalese. it is true that all who participated in the attacks were sinhalese and that is adequate to cause the damage. it is true that a good number of sinhalese protected the minorities at times of attacks.
    this is my personal experiens also. what is necessary is concrete ideas and actions for preventing attacks on minorities. mr.JP is quite capable of formulating them.
    -sundarm

    j

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      If we have a political solution, then JP will have to find another job.

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        Folks
        I don’t wish to hurt Jehan who I think is doing his best to bring a change in our society and its culture. Only thing is we don’t seem to get a good-hearted political leader.
        Our Prez has no heart to let the ‘others’ live peacefully to prosper on their own.
        The last screen for the govt to hide behind is South African ”mediation”

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      A very innocent idea – this is known to the silent sinhala intelligentsia.

      BUT, the political thinking of SL majority politicians in general is to use the communal base for its hidden agenda. Only Laws if implemented to its
      final stages, can a remedy be found.

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    ”Small minority of the Majority is against the Minorities” has been the slogan from 1950s.
    High time the majority of the Majority acted.
    Let’s see a huge protest march by them as a likely first step and put a fullstop to this ever-ongoing nonsense.

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    Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration must be done away with. Almost all Ministers must be the majority of the Majority if ”only the minority of the Majority are behaving badly” and there has been nothing done by the Minister of National Languages and Social Integration who should resign on his own or should be asked to resign so that Sri Lanka will not tell international gatherings that they have a Ministry for NLSI to ”deal with problems of the Minorities”.
    Hasn’t the outside world learnt so far that the Ministry of NLSI is there just as a smokescreen to do nothing about NL or SI?

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    ” I was at a meeting where a Buddhist monk exclaimed in anguish, that an entirely wrong picture of the Buddhists was being given to the world”.

    Tell the monk that this is NOT true. For the very first time the president and government of sri lanka are representative of the sinhala buddhist ideology and CHARACTER! I have always known that Sinhalese AND Tamils are ROWDIES. This is what I was told by my parents and though in my adolescent years of marxist madness I argued that this was a class based sentiment today both the Sinhalese and the Tamils have proved the good old folks right.

    So tell the buddhist monk that he is wrong and that the WORLD HAS AT LAST GOT A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT SINHALA BUDDISTS ARE LIKE, HOW THEY LOVE VIOLENCE, RAPE, TORTURE AND MURDER. After all Sinhala Buddhists are all INDIANS and so naturally they behave like INDIAN MODIS and MODAYAS.

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    The handlers and the leaders of the NGO Association went to town pinning Darga town on Gnanissara and claiming BBS is Gota’s NGO.

    That was until Gnanissara and his Group 8 were caught in photo sessions with the eLTTE Diaspora heavies in OSLO after their intensive training in leadership skills, and good governance.

    Now Gnanassara says he went to OSLO because that is where he finds the most “patriotic Diasporians”.

    And he is now seems to be on the same payroll as the other NGOs who receive their renumeration in Kroners.

    What a turn of events?.

    Now the same NGO handlers are up in arms , warning the Govt not to curb their anti social , anti Muslim, activities which create chaos, riots, and destabilize the nation.

    Is Jehan following the NGO Association orders or is he casting a conscience vote here ?..

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    The particular JMO who has taken the Hippocritical oath is a disgrace to the rest of those who have taken this oath the world over. Surely he should have known the difference between stab wounds and those caused by shooting. He must have undoubtedly succumbed to the threats of Gotabhaya. Even the Justice minister the hypocritical Rauf Hakim has stated that this is not what he saw. If the police want a case to fizzle out they arrest and charge hundreds of people, an unwieldy Perahera. This is what is happening in the arrest of 117 persons.Bensen

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    Jehan

    You have been trying all sorts of things in the last few decades with the SriLankan leaders – no political will no solution to ethnic conflict.
    How about trying:

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/transformative-political-leadership-robert-i-rotberg/1110774348?ean=9780226728995

    Transformative Political Leadership: Making a Difference in the Developing World
    by Robert I. Rotberg(2012)

    Accomplished political leaders have a clear strategy for turning political visions into reality. Through well-honed analytical, political, and emotional intelligence, leaders chart paths to promising futures that include economic growth, material prosperity, and human well-being. Alas, such leaders are rare in the developing world, where often institutions are weak and greed and corruption strong—and where responsible leadership therefore has the potential to effect the greatest change.

    In Transformative Political Leadership, Robert I. Rotberg focuses on the role of leadership in politics and argues that accomplished leaders demonstrate a particular set of skills. Through illustrative case studies of leaders who have performed ably in the developing world—among them Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Seretse Khama in Botswana, Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore, and Kemal Ataturk in Turkey—Rotberg examines how these leaders transformed their respective countries. The importance of capable leadership is woefully understudied in political science, and this book will be an important tool in exploring how leaders lead and how nations and institutions are built.

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