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Derana Campaign Against Prof. Jennifer Perera Revealed: Experts Committee Recommendation On Burial Of Covid Victims Irks Govt

A leaked copy of the Committee of Experts appointed by the Government to make recommendations on whether it was safe to bury victims of Covid-19 has explained a relentless campaign against the chair of the committee, Professor Jennifer Perera.

Prof. Jennifer Perera

Professor Perera is chair of the department of microbiology at Colombo University’s Medical Faculty.

A copy of the report that leaked on social media earlier this week revealed that the Prof. Perera’s committee was recommending both burials and cremations as being appropriate in the case of Covid-19 related deaths, provided adherence to certain safety protocols for disposal. The Committee recommended that the bodies be disposed within 24 hours and placed within a double layered body bag prior to being placed in a coffin. The Committee also determined that there was no evidence that the virus could be transmitted by cadavers coming into contact with ground water, a myth rolled out by pro-Government experts and Buddhist monks in a bid to justify the regime’s forcible cremation of Muslims who die of Covid-19. The committee was set up on December 24, 2020 to provide its recommendations on the controversial disposal issue, as outrage grew both locally and internationally over the Government’s refusal to review its mandatory cremation policy.

Over the past week before the report became public domain, several Buddhist monks were rolled out to criticize Professor Perera’s credentials especially on the Derana network. The Buddhist clergy split hairs over Professor Perera’s scientific specialty, claiming that as a bacteriologist, she could not proffer expertise on Covid-19, a virus. Other hardline monks have insisted that despite the experts report cremation was the only method to dispose of Covid-19 victims. Government Minister Dilum Amunugama hit back against the now public report on Saturday, saying no matter what the experts said, it would be the government that makes the decision on burial Vs. cremation. World renowned Sri Lankan virologists have offered similar opinions on the thorny issue, insisting that burial of covid-19 victims was perfectly safe, to no avail with the Government that has refused to change the policy.

The Government is acutely conscious that the forced cremations issue is fuelling emotions in their rabidly nationalist electoral base against the Muslim community, which is being portrayed as unreasonable and irresponsible over its demand for burial rights, political observers told Colombo Telegraph. Government affiliated media and propaganda units have amplified the issue and widened the rift, the observers told Colombo Telegraph.

The Derana media network is owned by high net worth businessman and media tycoon, Dilith Jayaweera. Jayaweera is Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s staunchest loyalist and the brain-trust of the Gotabaya candidacy and campaign.

Jayaweera’s advertising agency Triad and its affiliated social media teams were behind the monumental PR and image building campaign that portrayed the former Defence Secretary-Lieutenant Colonel-Software Engineer-711 Franchise owner as a clinically efficient administrator and political outsider who could become the Lee Kwan Yu of Sri Lanka. His broadcast network Derana, with its formidable islandwide reach, played a vital role in propagating that image of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the antithesis of the Yahapalanaya administration that was fraught with dysfunction and mismanagement. When the former Defence Secretary had been indicted in the High Court on charges of corruption and financial misappropriation, was under investigation for money laundering by multiple law enforcement agencies and facing murder charges in the United States, Jayaweera wielded his media empire with exceeding skill. The Derana network and its affiliates regularly discrediting police investigators and judicial processes against Rajapaksa and playing up his band of “intellectuals” and professionals in the Viyathmaga who would set and execute policy under a Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency. Political insiders said Jayaweera’s efforts were so well-designed and successful that Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the SLPP candidacy to contest the 2019 presidential election in spite of grave reservations within the party, including his own brother and political patron, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Over the course of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency, Jayaweera’s media empire has taken on a greater Goebbelsian role to prop up the Government and its agenda, at times even protecting it from its own, as is the case of the experts committee on Covid-19 victims disposal. The network’s reach, especially in areas where alternative news sources are limited, has made it an unassailable weapon in the Government’s propaganda arsenal. Despite repeated ethical and regulatory violations by the network, including its propensity to incite hatred against minority communities and spread Islamophobia and fake news, the Yahapalanaya Government failed to act against the powerful media mogul and his empire in their five years of rule. “Instead Yahapalanaya leaders actually cozied up to Dilith Jayaweera, and even gave his advertising agency political campaigns to manage for the UNP at a price of hundreds of millions of rupees. Dilith’s role in stock market manipulation and the infamous pump and dump schemes were never investigated properly because they were afraid of alienating Derana. They never understood that Dilith was always Gota’s man, through and through,” a former UNP backbencher told Colombo Telegraph. Actor turned politician Ranjan Ramanayake was the only one who ever called Derana out on its antics, but he was repeatedly hushed up and admonished by the UNP leadership for taking those positions, the backbencher added. (By Chinthika De Silva)

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    Government Minister Dilum Amunugama hit back against the now public report on Saturday, saying no matter what the experts said, it would be the government that makes the decision on burial Vs. cremation.

    Before they said it Experts Committee Recommendation is the final. who desides if the dead has virus or not. and end up with forced cremations .

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    Government Minister Dilum Amunugama hit back against the now public report on Saturday, saying no matter what the experts said, it would be the government that makes the decision on burial Vs. cremation. The minister wants to self-carry him to places be a prominent made the decision before they said it will be the Experts Committee Recommendation on Burial of Covid Victims stays committed.

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    This serious human rights violation of forced cremation has exposed the extremist sinhala buddhist peasants, monk-eys and politicians. If you need a refresher to know the absolutely filthy racist hearts of these extremist sinhala buddhists then check out the comments made by these racists on the CT post ( https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/cremation-vs-burial-expert-panel-revises-recommendation-to-include-both-cremation-and-burial-of-covid-19-dead-bodies/ ) that showed the recommendations by the expert committee.
    .
    Since you can’t expect a government made up of murderers, thugs, racists, rapists and war criminals to deliver justice, the only option is for foreign nations to sanction these extremist sinhala buddhists. This country will never develop until buddhism is removed from governance and politics and extremist sinhala buddhist peasants, monk-eys and politicians are punished and made an example out of with the same harshness they like to treat Muslims, Chrisitians and Tamils with.
    .
    I pray for the safety of Prof. Jennifer Perera and others on the expert committee. May the Lord of Jesus Christ protect them and honour them.

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      sitrep24,
      This country will never develop until the Government allow ‘Moda’ Muslims who live in Stone Age and racist separatist Malabar Vellala Tamils to play hell by misusing freedom given to them under the rotten democracy that was imposed on Sinhalayo by Brits. It is high time that the Government tell these ‘Para’ (foreign) people who were allowed to settle down in this country by giving them citizenship either you mind your business and live with Sinhala Buddhists or get lost. Sinhalayo did not invite these dong keys to Sinhale.
      —-
      Sinhala Buddhists or Monks have not ill-treated or harmed Tamils, Muslims or Christians. It is Tamils and Muslims who massacred Sinhala Buddhists resorting to terrorism. Even some Tamil, Muslim and Catholic clergy supported Tamil and Muslim terrorists. Sinhala Buddhists are harmless peace loving people. ‘Para’ (foreign) Tamils and Muslims do not allow Sinhala Buddhists to live in peace.

      “This country will never develop until buddhism is removed from governance and politics and extremist sinhala buddhist peasants, monk-eys and politicians are punished and made an example out of with the same harshness they like to treat Muslims, Chrisitians and Tamils.”

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        Eagle ‘stupid’ Eye, the Sinhalese cannot live with the Tamils, the Sinhalese cannot live with the Muslims, the Sinhalese cannot live with the Burgers, the Sinhalese cannot live with the Veddahs…………then there is a solution for that………………we can catch all these ding dongs and send them back to Orissa where they are originally from and leave all the happy Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burgers to remain in Ceylon. In particular for you, I will send you the money for your one way ticket on a boat back to Orissa, I do understand your Tamil master has not paid you well and his Mrs., has beaten you badly many times for being absolutely stupid, so I will pay for your ticket.

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          Don’t you know Eagle Eye is of the Tamil Nadu originated Karawa caste. He would need to be sent back to coromandel coast (Kuru-mandala – home of the kurukula).

          Their vamsa has changed identity many times, from hindu alahaperumal to christian fernando to buddhist dharmapala.

          and now they have the nerve to be xenophobic to tamil speaking people LOL, despite having Tamil kurukula ancestry.

          • 1
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            That is a stupid statement.

            How about these countries/states that are blessed with black gold but worse off than SL?

            Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Xinjiang, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, etc.?

            I begin to see what is common among them and SL’s problems!! My my!!

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            How about Malabar Coast (in Kerala) people? They were called Malabars in Ceylon until 1920s. Then a new ethnic identity was given to them because the census was done by one of them!!

            This year marks their 100 years history in SL!

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              Gatam,
              “How about Malabar Coast (in Kerala) people? They were called Malabars in Ceylon until 1920s”
              Do you even know the difference between Tamil and Malayalam? Why do you insist on putting your foot in your mouth?

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          Tamil from the North,
          Demalu (aka Tamils after 1911) who live in Sinhale fall into one of these categories:
          1. Descendants of Dravida invades
          2. Descendants of Dravida slaves brought by colonial rulers
          3. Descendants of illegal immigrants
          Muslims who live in Sinhale are either descendants of Dravida Muslim refugees from Hindusthan saved by Sinhala Buddhists when faced persecution by Portuguese or illegal immigrants.
          If Sinhala Buddhists did not want to live with these people of foreign origin (Para) they could have chased them after British left handing over Sinhale to Sinhalayo who are the Native people but instead of doing that they were given citizenship and allowed to live in this country. So, Sinhalayo do not have to leave their country but descendants of foreigners who settled down in Sinhale are not comfortable in living with Sinhalayo they are free to return to the country from where their ancestors came. Let it be clear that Sinhalayo did not invite Dravidians (Hindu and Islam) to Sinhale.

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            Eagle ‘dumbo’ Eye, my grand father was born in Jaffna in the 1890s. His parents were born in Jaffna and his grand parents were born in Jaffna. These evidence itself proves you are dead wrong as always. Man are you this dumb? Now you don’t even know the history of the country you dumb twat?

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          GR should ask the Chief Minster of North to give back all the Mulim”s land and assets that was forcibly taken by Tamils when LTTE ordered the Muslims out of North in 24hrs.
          The GOSL should resettle all Muslims (or their descendants) back to their rightful land + property and built the mosques in the North which were destroyed.
          We need the payment for the property taken by force and what’s rightfully ours..

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        EE,

        Tamils and Muslims are also islanders of this island just like you. No one can harm them.

        The only solution is to split the island into 3 equitable nations of Sinhala Only Elam, Muslim Elam and Tamil Elam. Only 15% of the population need to be relocated.

        Until that is done all these fights will continue. Only racist greedy Modayas of all 3 tribes oppose my solution and they well deserve everything they get.

        Continue please!

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          Gatam, there is no need to split the country in 2. Both sides stole this nation from the Veddahs and now trying to split this nation as our own? No,!!!!

          We can arrange a small side of the country and send all the separatists and racists (Tamils and Sinhalese) to live there and we can all sit outside the fence, watch these retarded hate filled buggers kill each other. Peace loving people of Sri Lanka can move on after the gladiators have killed each other.

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          GATAM,
          Sinhalayo did not harm Demalu, Muslims, Malays or Burghers but these people harmed Sinhalayo. During British rule all these guys licked the *** of Brits and worked against Sinhalayo. No one from these communities went in front of firing squads of Brits for fighting to liberate this country. Buddhist monks and Sinhalayo did, So,why should Sinhalayo who are the Native people in Sinhale give their land to these ‘Para’ traitors?
          —-
          Modi has welcomed Indians back to their ancestral motherland. So, best thing is to send descendants of Indians who live in Sinhale to India so that Sinhalayo can live in peace in their country.

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      @Sitrep24 –
      1. Will you be become a party to the Muslim burial crew? We cant risk our armed forces to bury your dead and get infected?
      2. Will karthankudy Cemetery or Mannar Muslim Burial ground be used?
      3. What is the water level of these places? or have concrete tombs being designed?
      4. Muslim Burial crew to be tested each day – if positive then they have got infected via dead bodies?
      5. Cost of dead body transport to be borne by Muslim fund?
      6. No relatives to be allowed.. sealed container to be driven by the burial crew?

      Looks like Muslim advocates have not thought of these things..?

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        SAM

        “Will you be become a party to the Muslim burial crew? We cant risk our armed forces to bury your dead and get infected?”

        Don’t the Muslims have their own gravediggers?
        We know that 400,000 Ranavirus + 15,000 Single handed Generals have no better things to do, hence you want them to be employed by Muslim undertakers?
        Good idea.
        Carry on.

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        SAM

        The logic of the Muslim Haters in Sri Lanka is hard to understand. If they Really believe that Burial is harmful, they should Actually Allow Burial in ALL Muslim areas so that it will Hurt Only the Muslims, instead of Banning Burial altogether.

        It is this Warped Logic of the Sinhala majority that has prevented Sri Lanka from developing and ensured that Sri Lanka remains a poor country waiting for hand-outs from countries that are hell bent on exploiting Sri Lanka.

        Wither Sri Lanka.

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        SAM,

        Be fair.

        No need. Hand the body to relatives as normal. They must be sent for quarantine for 14 days. Problem solved.

        Don’t allow non-Muslims to handle Muslim dead. Given the animosity, they will disrespect the body.

        In Israel, India, etc. some crazy fools pour pig blood or throw pig parts on Muslim burial places. This practice was also there in the north of SL under the rule of king Sangili.

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      sitrep24
      Ha ha ha
      You say, “This country will never develop until buddhism is removed from governance and politics and extremist sinhala buddhist peasants, monk-eys and politicians are punished…….”
      Ha ha ha, after years of planning, did you guys not try to exterminate Sinhalese Buddhists in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday Attack?

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        Chimpi, take your Buddhism based on some man who was not even God, and stick it and you know where. Buddhism is not a religion, it is a PHILOSOPHY DUMBO!!!!

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      That is a stupid statement.

      How about these countries/states that are blessed with black gold but worse off than SL?

      Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Xinjiang, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, etc.?

      I begin to see what is common among them and SL’s problems!! My my!!

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    A great decision, driven by science, not racism . All the more laudable because of the heavily Sinhala Buddhist composition of the perhaps Dr.Perera is not a Buddhist? That would explain the venom against her. At least there are some Sinhalese who can think independently. Already the crackpots of the SB lunatic fringe are up in arms.
    If the top ranks of the government are as stupid as I think they are, they will ignore the report.

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      It seems the drama isn’t over. There is another committee which has issued a conflicting report. Typically Sri Lankan.

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        old codger

        “It seems the drama isn’t over.”

        No, the Sinhala/Buddhists are being creative in destruction, hence the saga will not end here and now, it will go on for any number of years.

        This is just opposite to Joseph Schumpeter’s creative destruction.

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    GR ‘a made up intellects vs real intellects. A virtuous moral country. We have plenty here too

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    Derana is also Funded and backed by US Deep State and QUAD proxy firms and interests to WEAPONIZE Religious identities in Sri Lanka, so its wheels within wheels… Foreign interests are gaming and weaponizing Buddhism and Islam to create and spread religious conflict to distract from the real Data and Science that indicates that Covid-19 is milder than flu and a HOAX in Lanka to destroy the economy and create chaos to bring in UNP puppets.
    The US patented “Fall Army Worm” and Covid-19 come from the same BIO-TERRORISM, HYBRID WAR program to undermine and asset strip small countries what are not US-EU proxies.. in Asia and Africa
    Please read the book; “US is ISIS: the shocking truth about the Amy of Terror” that details how Obama et al. and CIA set up ISIS and see also RT’s Afsin Rattansi’s interview with CIA-assassinated Iranian General Solaimani’s daughter on how the US set up ISIS to Divide, and Rule in Oil Rich Middle East…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-N5JmjhzIA

  • 20
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    Prof not one but many are wrong but Shavendra is right. Vaccine may not be efficient and safe bit pani made by Bandara is great and approved for use by Ethic council. Loads of virus are shedd in excretions/ droplets of infected live patients who are roaming around ( in random testing done in Galleface 7 individual’s turned positive) compared to dead , which is minimal to nothing. But NO dead need to be cremated not buried. Covid was eradicated within few months of pandemic but for unknown reasons the count keeps going up. When real experts are in round table finding ways to dispose or export dead bodies war heroes are upgraded to fight a loosing battle. Yet Pseudo patriots are annoyed for me calling them Silly Lanka , retarded/ stupid Lankans.

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    It is no surprise that a Gobbasena like Dilith has emerged as a media tycoon in Sri Lanka. A vulnerable audience was already in place for the taking. Sinhalese people’s thinking has been stunted by GOEBBELSIAN monks spewing racial paranoia and xenophobic conspiracy theories for an awful long time. DERANA is bombarding the country 24X7 with the BIG LIE about some chimera called BUDDHIST-SCIENCE. Tens of thousands are going to die in this country unnecessarily as a result of this flagrant violation of media ethics and standards.

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    Some people I know, dismiss Ranjan Ramanayake as being stupid, on the basis of his very blunt appraisals of political andd related events in Sri Lanka. However, I find his humorous depiction of the farcical shenanigans quite entertaining and possibly based on facts that have been carefully compiled to support his allegations and revelations. Characters like D. Amunugama on the other hand sound rather pig-headed in the public utterances they have made in relation to the burial vs cremation imbroglio.

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    We should all stand against Derana TV owner s high crimes, if not today when? Gota a capabilities are not it’s all cracked up to be . He can’t even handle a tiny issue. Nor can he come out of his cage. In today’s context nothing is transparent. It s all like his abuses of state funds for parents monuments shameless by every means. Aba saranayi. To the nation 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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    This regime is a powerful silent killer of truth, trust, and justice.

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    The government should listn to the experts without playing politics with dead bodies.
    Hope the Sinhala Bhuddhist Majority rejects this nonsense.

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    Arabic superstition verses Indian superstition.

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      @GATAM
      Did you mean Arabic superstition versus (VS)
      =====
      Indian superstition?

      If so .my apology for
      Misunderstanding
      Your pelling erorr verses.

      My phone too mispells all the time ,.its annoying.to be editing ,.as long as the message in comment is understood its fine.
      But when it confuses like yours , esp.when the given subject is sensitively connected to faith and the mispelling conveys a message else , its confusing
      Cheers

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    Not only Dilith is Gota man but his money is Gotas money.
    Only a fool like Ranil could believe in Dilith to deliver things to UNP.
    UNP does not have the skill to rob without getting caught. But Rajapakse things and war criminals know how to rob without getting caught of course with support from Ranil and make use of that money to market themselves and make more money

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      Dilshan ,

      Ranil has always been “another” rogue politician behind the screen
      acting Mr Clean ! This time ,Colombo taught him and his buddy Ravi
      a good lesson in politics ! We should encourage Colombo to repeat
      the course non-stop. As a first course of action , Srilankans need to be
      depoliticised at all costs , to get a clear grip on how their votes are
      being ” robbed” by Pseudo-Patriots appearing in different names ! It is
      their votes that is being used against them at the end ! If we have a
      racist government today , racist people elected them because that was
      what they desperately wanted ! Nobody can say they were misled . It is
      to their knowledge racism was fed in and the question should be , why
      did they want to accept it ? And remember , this is what’s going on for
      72 years now . And the other important part of it is ,the minority leaders
      who said “We trust them.”

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      Rajapakse Family knows how to cheat Sinhala masses and rob the Sinhala nation. They are not only war criminals, they are criminals. They killed over 30000 Sinhala youths (military) and destroyed over 100000 Sinhala families in this illegal war which they made of Billions of wealth. Gota or Basil did not go to live in Russia or China but in USA but they sold this country to China.

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    why fooling ? Are srilankens born stupid ?
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFd4h2utjk8

    (COVID STATISTICS- as of 3 Jan 2021)Ukraine

    Coronavirus Cases:
    1,074,093
    Deaths:
    18,854
    Recovered:
    728,865

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    Derana has been like an old gossipy trouble making woman. It has been instrumental in promoting racism, led the attack on minority citizens, spreading fake news, hatred, and dividing the country. When it comes to reporting the truth, you will hardly find some, when it come to kissing up to Rajapaksa behinds, you will find plenty.

    Rajapaksa’s Derana is comparable to Trump’s Fox News. They all put shameless devotion to power over reporting the truth. They are doing a huge disservice to country and people by misleading, spreading lies, and keeping the people misinformed.
    They have an ugly record they should in reality be ashamed of, like their relentless lies and the targeted attacks about a Muslim doctor being spread, but it seem pleasing the Rajapaksa’s is still their top priority.

    It is a pity that Sri Lanka is now tarnished with the image of our professionals being targeted, discriminated, falsely accused, imprisoned, and demonized for political witch hunts.

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    Thanks Leelagemalli for reminding our viewers again, This comedy is now getting out of control
    Some rogue uneducated politician of ours claim to know more than all these experts who they hired in the first place to give expert opinion
    Then we have double doctorate Darini claiming only she is right and all the doctors who treated Covid patients are not just wrong but on big pharma payroll. Where will this comedy end. Any idea Bro? Imagine patient goes yo doctor with heart attack and then argues he knows better than the doctor. How do you call such patient? What is the prognosis for such moron

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      Dear Chiv,
      .
      wish you a new year !

      What areu talking my dar, no doctorates would not help so long their genetics are contaminated. Comedy will end if divine forces would do the job on MEDAMULANA thugs.
      .
      The bunch of thugs in power seem to have no scruples whatever they start to do today. They have failed in many ways.
      Indians make every effort to provide their people with vaccine and save them , but Kali maniyo controlled incumbent govt in SL makes us a laughter stock tothe world. They try to make Ukranians spread the virus in the country.

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    @GATAM —
    I really do not understand your phrase ,
    I understand Arab superstition and Indian superstition, Indian culture of all religions revolves on superstition ,also agree even among Saudis and other Arabs to date they do hild on to superstions of The preArabs no matter how much the they declare they are only Muslims who follow Thowheedi * ( Thows) Islam puristic, obiviously this is not possible for those who actually are Ahel Hadeedist.
    People of exclusive traditionist and anti rationalists.since 10th century.
    However ,can you clarify when you refer the term
    Verses ; exactly which vereses you are refering to ?
    Also it would be ethical to declare what your faith is ,
    So it would be easier to deal with your comment.
    Thank you

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      @Fahim

      Nowhere in the Koran it says you have to be buried. Koran is the word of Allah who shall on judgement day will judge you based on the good and bad you have done. I challenge you to show the verse if any that mandates burial. Koran and Hadith have many practical guides for times of pandemics.

      Burial is only an Arabic superstition.

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        @GATAM,
        What is your faith ?
        ==================
        Never mind, you have conviently forgotten, before I proceed , never challenge me behind your computer , I take challenges very seriously and not from keyboard soldiers, but one to one in person.
        It will be your previlege to engage in one , anytime as long as in Sri.Lanka.
        Islam has examples for Muslims to live by and Commandments to uphold .
        There are examples from the Quran which is From Allah which a muslim believes in and not of Allah, then there are examples of The Prophet.
        According to the Quran the burial is ordained and recommended, but not a commandment but a divine tradition aka Sunnah from Allah.
        In sura 5 and verse 31 , Allah/ God mentions as an example of how among.the first mankind one murders his brother and is in misery not knowing what.
        to do with the dead body , when God inspires him through an example from a crow Scracthing the.ground , how to bury and this is the basic example of burial followed by details of ritual from the prophetic traditions.
        Though tradtionalists may differ in my opinion , this is what I strongly hold , when God says from earth you came to being and to earth you shall be returned , is a strong message to return what is due to the nature, so that it can continue its process of the cycle.

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    No matter what , at the end of the day ,.SLMA did not give into anyones presure and they went through the complete scientific process with the right team of experts to conclude and confirm without speculating.

    I commend the SLMA members ,.had the Ranil and My3 lead Yahapalana government,. represented by the same Muslim MPs who are so vocal today , having had more power then had called on the SLMA to conduct an inquiry over Dr.Shahabdeen’s issue ,and other.aligations ,.I.am sure they would have and solved it.
    Though some politicians are desperate to blame Gota and MR today , only because their party is bancrupt,
    It has been proved now ,beyound any doubt Gota or MR did not interefere ,.unlike Yahapalana ,
    Ranil never allowed any officials to function freely.and independently.

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    Btw there is another pressing issue of questions I have been presented with by people of other.beliefs ,.which.I thought best I highlight it here so the concerened communities could answer,.rather than me.
    1)People are wondering.why only one group identify themselves as Sri Lanka
    Muslims , while Borhas , Memons and Malays who claim they believe in Islam and Prophet Muhammed ( Pbuh) only identify themselves by their Ethnicity?
    I never realised it until a friend directed me to an article where letters were sent out requesting to permit burial and the three ,.that is Borhas , Memons and Malays had only identified themselves by their ethnicities.
    So I leave it to.SL.Muslims , Borhas, Memons and.Malays to respond to it.

    And thee other issue was , how come Borhas ,.Memons and Malays were not part.of the protests if they too follow Islam.and believe in.burying.
    All I had that was safe to say was , I believe its because at the moment only SL Muslims have been cremated.
    May peace prevail.and may we have.a vaccine.soon.and also.see our economy.roll.back.to.normal
    Cheers
    Been a long.time since I visited CT.
    Thank.you.CT for permitting
    My. Comments

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    Dear Moron,
    To start with, you yourself is now a foreigner living in a western nation,.it is extremely comical to read a full fledge foreigner who abondon the mother land for personal gains , calling legal
    Citizens who have been living here over a thousand years foreigners.
    What is even more comical is your zero knowleghe of Sri Lankan history.
    Now comming to refering
    to Muslims as modayas living in stone age, I take it your insult connected to Muslim burial.
    To start with , it has nothing to do with stone age and by the time I finish this comment those who are highly inttectual , well informed , humble enough to accept facts and not prejudised will realise, if it is The Muslims who are ignorant and living stone age or a Moron who is ignorant enough to reverese the world to stone age by his ill informed mindset
    Cont.

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    The Moron
    Cont.
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    Coming to the burning issue of
    To burn or to bury.
    Lets start with why Muslim modayas refuse to burn.
    If you use modern. Cremation,.basically you are going to emit huge toxins into the enviorment accompanied by mercury dental fillings to name a few etc,.then if the body is embalmed all the chemical along with, be it a expensive cascet or simple plywood or chipwood coffin,.they both will contribute more harm to the enviorment., o
    If its an expensive Cascet ,.then with all the decorative mentals melting, you are also destroying valuable wood just to burn a dead body, if you use plywood or chipboard coffins ,all the toxic checmicals used to bound them will be released adding more damage.
    Then the cost , starting with imported fuel , to the burdern of the expense incured by those who can not afford it.
    Then the ashes , no way they are safe , burying the ashes will kill the vegetation and sprinkiling especially into river will have a negative effect to life in the river

    Cont.
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    Cont.
    Moron 3
    Why do muslim Modayas use stoneage burial?
    From the preperation to end its a win win situation ,.to.the enviorment , ecosystem.and the family
    Expenses extremely low , King or peasant , both carried in the same crate, rapped in plain white and fastest biodegradable material,
    Buried within the shortest time,.to avoid any possible germs and to relieve the family of the burden, so they have time and space to get over the grievence.
    Burying has major benifits to the earth and all the organisms that help to breakdown the body before
    It is fully compost.
    Almost zero effect, as Muslims do not use concrete or headstones ,.the graves are basically recyled

    Lets see why this stupid stoneage practice is done by the Muslim modayas , considering it a religous obligation and going.as far.as
    Protesting.to permit it
    Cont.

    .

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      Fahim Knight,
      Although I am against the Muslim demand that Corona infected dead bodies should be buried at a time the country is facing a pandemic, there are several things I admire about the way Muslims deal with a dead body. I tell Sinhala Buddhists that this is something they should learn from Muslims.
      Erecting tomb stones was introduced to this country by European Christians. We do not know where our beloved Kings were buried because no tombs were built. I heard that some Muslims have started erecting tomb stones. The Government should ban this stupid thing.

      Almost zero effect, as Muslims do not use concrete or headstones ,.the graves are basically recyled

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      Fahim K,
      Don’t waste your breath on Potta Eagle the refugee in Canada. Two or three well directed sentences will send him running. But he’ll be back with the same rubbish tomorrow.

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        OC,
        it is all because EE is heavily suffering from Alzheimer.
        We should all ignore the racist.

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          L.M
          That’s a good diagnosis!

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        Dumbo, I told Fahim Knight that I admire the simple way Muslims handle a dead body. I said Sinhala Buddhists should learn from Muslims. Isn’t that a compliment for Muslims.
        You never come out with well directed sentences. That is why Eagle Eye does not run away. For what you write Sinhalayo say ‘Yanne Koheda Malle Pol’.

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          Eagle,
          There are lots of things Sinhalayo could learn from Muslims. But, sadly, Sinhalayo don’t have the mental capacity. This can be seen from the way one of them sits in a foreign country repeating the same phrases every day like a mantra.

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            old codger

            “This can be seen from the way one of them sits in a foreign country repeating the same phrases every day like a mantra.”

            You missed the following words, ……..sits on his/her brain in in a foreign country,…..

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    The Experts Committee has proved that they are not experts in scientific reasoning. Their own recommendations attest that burying COVID-19 infected dead bodies is A GRAVE RISK.
    While maintaining that,
    (1) water & soil contamination by residual virus in a corpse is VERY REMOTE,
    (2) the amount of virus in water is INSUFFICIENT to lead to infection,
    (3) any residual infectious virus that reached the water table GETS DILUTED in the large volume of water, and,
    (4) that there has been NO EVIDENCE OF TRANSMISSION through water contamination from burial, the Experts Committee has recommended EXCESSIVE PRECAUTIONS such as;
    (A) The body bag should be –
    (i) nonbiodegradable :D
    (ii) of 300 µm :D
    (iii) double layered :D
    (iv) leakproof :D
    (v) padded with absorbent material :D
    (B) The bottom of the grave should be 1.5 m from the GROUND SURFACE and 1.2 m ABOVE THE WATER TABLE. :D
    (C) The distance between the burial site and FIELD DRAINS should be 10 m-MINIMUM. :D
    (D) The distance between burial site and DRINKING WELLS and BOREHOLES, should be 250 m-MINIMUM. :D
    (E) The distance between burial site and SPRINGS & WATER COURSES should be 30 m-MINIMUM. :D
    .
    The Experts Committee may be experts in microbiology, virology, immunology & vaccinology, but they certainly do not have logical, analytical & critical thinking.

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      Champa ,

      To make it easier on you , it is a very serious Game that is going to
      end @ Loss to the Racists ! Cremation or Burial , the Racists stand
      to lose face ! The Majority of Buddhist Sinhalese don’t cremate bcz
      it is an expensive practice . So, there are Sinhalese who can not
      agree with it unless it is done free ! Muslims have started to defend
      their rights , it has now been Internationalised . Pseudo-Patriots
      won’t feel it but Genuine Hearts will feel the Heat . The Pseudo –
      Patriots had the heart to watching a 20 days old burning ! I don’t
      think anything ends here as the racists have nothing alternative
      to grab fools’ votes ! One is Racism and the other one is Military
      means ! The second one is set in motion already , also in the name of
      Covid-19 war ! For them Covid-19 is a civil war but not for the rest of
      the world that has lost in hundreds of thousands !

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        Champa,
        “The Experts Committee has proved that they are not experts in scientific reasoning.”
        So why don’t you start your own medical school, with Pani Baas as CEO?

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      Dear Champa,

      If you say, we the srilankens to be the best EXPERTs to the Dutch, Bangaladeshi, Mexico and the countries whose territories are warned by geo experts.

      “The Experts Committee may be experts in microbiology, virology, immunology & vaccinology, but they certainly do not have logical, analytical & critical thinking.”

      I thought CHAMPA you would have realized it. I am afraid, It was again misled.

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      Chimpi, now you are a scientist?

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        A home scientist.

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    The reason Muslims insist on burial , the ritual , matter of the heart respecting the loved ones final journey are all part of rituals which are the outer diamensions of Islam.
    There is a inner diamension,
    Submission to God volunteerily by fulfilling the adherence to the devine law.
    Any harm you do to the enviorment you have broken the devine law , creating chaos in the harmony of the whole system , so you go by the devine law , to put it simple,
    return everything that belongs to nature back to
    Nature.
    Burial is an obligation not just for Muslims , but all the those who have a conciense.
    You can still use simple coffins as long as the body is not embalmed with chemicals releasing into the soil killing the natural micro organism and concreting will consume the land.
    We are today living in a
    circular era.
    Reuse and recycle
    ==========
    I leave it to the readers to decide who is the Modaya
    Peace and blessings to all

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      Fahim Knight,
      Sinhala Buddhist King Senerath made a blunder by saving Demala Muslims from persecution by Portuguese because these ‘Modayo’ who live in Stone Age cannot understand the difference between normal situation and a pandemic situation, do not know what is a virus, do not know that there are many unknowns associated with Corona virus and cremation is the best way to reduce the risk.
      Muslims by insisting on burial have demonstrated that they are self-centered, selfish morons who do not care for others.

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        Eagle,
        I hear there are some Modayas who believe that rain can be produced by praying to a certain tree. I hear they aren’t Muslims . Your opinion please?

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          OC,

          They are all more after MEDAMULANA Chinthanaya. Mahadanamutta know so long the kind of MODAYAS are the majority, he could fool them and rely on their votes.
          :
          Great thoughts Mr OC, please take good care of you. More of you could help opening the eyes of masses, But believe me, EAGLE or the would never see it right.

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    A microbiologist is well versed with bacteria, viruses, fungi, and all others. Why drag the credence of a single individual when it is a committee report and signed by all the members? According to report, leaked or otherwise, does not have a dissenting report. We can see that some of the Buddhist Priests are going hammer and tongs not to give anything to the Muslim community. I happen to ask one of the “Islamophobic” Buddhist Priests in the locality as to why must he spread venom when he is supposed to spread loving kindness to every living being and that includes those who profess the faith of Islam. The answer I got was divisive and let me quote verbatim in Sinhala written in English letters. “Mahattaya! Mung hema ekakma karanne salli visikarala. Rajaye inna niladhari da deshapalanagnyo da Salli valata yatawela apata hena gahala giyath kamak nehe un ta ona theerane labagana anthimata ape budu pilima kadanawa pasku prahara ella karanawa”. Alas! The citizenry of this country is not only divided along ethno-religious lines but suffer from severe “Kleptophilia”. It is an uphill task to build bridges across communities, free of “Kleptocracy”.

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      Good Sense,
      When Sinhala Buddhists who saved Muslims from persecution by Portuguese and allowed them to settle down in this country give ‘ONE INCH’ to Muslims they want to take ‘ONE YARD’.
      —-
      “We can see that some of the Buddhist Priests are going hammer and tongs not to give anything to the Muslim community.”

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        All sorts of incidents are recorded in the history of this land. The abuse of benevolence extended by one social group to another is one of them. The space of Sri Lanka is not unlimited, and its citizens cannot afford to be disunited. What a shame to see that leaders of countries, the land of which was essentially a tiny swamp, wanting to emulate Sri Lanka, have now practically reached the first world status though they are not nuclear powers. The essence of governance of such leaders was unity among the residents of the locality. Therefore, the first act of unity is the practice of mutual respect between citizens whether as individuals or groups trying to understand each other’s concerns and sensitivities. Towards that extent the report published, leaked or otherwise, seem to strike middle ground, addressing health concerns and as well as social sentiments. On reflection I believe that the sentence of mine quoted by Eagle Eye should read as “It appears that …” instead of “We can see that ….”

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      Good sense,

      you articulated it as no others. Thanks.

      They twist anything and everything without a basis.
      :
      See prior to the election, there were stories based on ” Dr Sapi ” to have worked on a project which was aimed at “turning the women infertile”. Few hundreds of women were even hired to publicly show the evidences. How, the very same PINGUTHTHARAYAS that took the lead in the project, has become a laughing stock today – Athana methana natana Rathana went missing for few months. BMJ once made it very clear, not a single surgeon in a panel, cant stay pressing the falopian tubes of the patients, without the knowledge of the other panelists. … but myths ruin this nation again and again, no matters vaccine is the only way out to the get rid of COVID19, they would spread their palatable stories about HELA WEDAKAMA. One behind the other, MR et al abused the vulnerablity and naivity of the average in this country. The kind of heartless men would do it again and again. Today, so called apolitcal ” clean man” to the eyes of 6.9 mio of voters do the same – elephant is in the room, but nobody notices regarding sky high problems that the brutal family is making today. Abasaranyi to SRILANKENS so long MR-GR-BR-NR are alive.

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    Whether Prof. Jennifer Perera is virologist or bacteriologist or home science teacher, the whole Lankawe knows that this about 22 Muslim Ministers and MPs resigning altogether at one time and paralyzing Yahapalanaya Government. All knows well Muslim Ministers, Old King, New King, & Ranil did know about the Tamil Churches bombing and did nothing. Ranil wanted criminals go through a fake commission and save Rishard, Hezbollah and others accused of directly involved. But Muslims Ministers flexed their muscle in a hurry and Royals used it for their advantage. Harris, many times an extremist than Hezbollah these days, seeing the report, has said that some people thought “we were idling but we moved our card secretly and silently”. It is really a dumb talk. A person has to understand Government was saying the cremation is about ISIS extremist using the bodies as biological bombs. So, neither Prof. Jennifer Perera’s nor her team’s report in this game. Ministers are saying Prof. Jennifer Perera is not the one decides what to do with the bodies, it is only government decides. That would mean probably somebody knows that Harris was hiding more Riyals in his pocket. Government won’t be easily back track on that for a penny or shilling as they may have to hold a PC election.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      Muslims terrorists chose Tamil Churches because Catholic Churches run by Tamils allowed LTTE Tamil terrorists to stockpile arms, ammunition and explosives in their Churches. Do you know that JRJ sealed one of these Churches for allowing LTTE to use their premises.
      —-
      Dumbo, why should leaders who eradicated LTTE Tamil terrorism allow Muslim terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks and ruin the peace people enjoyed. Dong keys in ‘Jadapalanaya’ knew about the attack but did not prevent it because they wanted to use the unrest that could have followed to postpone elections indefinitely and stay in power. You missed out TNA politicians. They too knew about the attack.
      —-
      “All knows well Muslim Ministers, Old King, New King, & Ranil did know about the Tamil Churches bombing and did nothing.”

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        Eagleloya
        “Muslims terrorists chose Tamil Churches because Catholic Churches run by Tamils allowed LTTE Tamil terrorists to stockpile arms, ammunition and explosives in their Churches. “

        Which Muslim terrorists?
        1). The Thoppypiraties occupying the TTH & Presidential House
        or
        2). Lankawe Riyal Exchange Traders?

        If that is Riyal Exchange Traders, is that because they are not taking care of you but only Royals? Please tell Royals as Saharan group is gone, add their payroll also to you. Then you can feel happy.

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      “22 Muslim Ministers and MPs resigning altogether at one time and paralyzing Yahapalanaya Government. “

      Did MPs resign??? From what??????

      “………..the Tamil Churches bombing and did nothing.”

      When, where and by whom?

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        From what??????
        From carrying Yahapalanaya Ranil’s Kavaddy. Ask Hakeem, he will tell that in detail. He found out that Tamils show off beggar wound to beg, too.

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    Good Idea , Mr Knight

    No need of creamatoriams or graveyards.

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    Cremation is the only solution for this dangerous virus since low water table is the main carrier on this instance if burials were allowed. Just because you have phd does not mean you also have common sense.
    SL will never govern properly if clear and quick decisions are not taken and this has nothing to do with ethnicity .
    National health is a country’s security issue for living and not for the crooks that are asking exceptions.

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    This action of this fascist government is plain old racism aimed at inflaming not only the Muslim population but also the Christian population. The nasty cold blooded manner in which the dead are cremated without even a chance for the family to bid farewell is inhumane and reminicent of how the Nazis disposed of the Jews and other minorities in the gas chambers. Such is the vicious monstrosity calling it self a government and comprising of the most vile thugs, drug dealers and murders in the history of the country to ever grab power. There will be no independence for any committee or independent government body. These were structures created by a proper educated democratic government. Jayaweera is part of this gang of thugs who came to Colombo with nothing and knows no depths to which he can go to prop up his mafia like god father family. To this cabal also belong saffron robe wearing thugs as well as cassok wearing mouth pieces ever ready to stooge for these goons.

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