21 May, 2019

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Easter Sunday Bombing: Questions To Minister Of Defence, Law & Order Of Sri Lanka

By Arun Kumaresan

Arun Kumaresan – Air Vice Marshal (Ret’d)

Cost of manipulating Higher Defense Management – National Security Council

It was a sad and horrific day for all humans not only Sri Lankans nor Christians. Tentacles of religious fundamentalism and extremism have consumed many innocent lives on the day they were celebrating the resurrection of Christ. But as the reports indicate there had been a pre warning; not general but specific to violent acts targeting the Christians. 

Mr. President: You have been pre occupied in your attempt to seek a second term; in such course you have increasingly taken all aspects of higher management defense & security into your hands. Before coming into this specific incident; there are questions that are related to your conduct as the Minister of Defense relating to higher defense management.

Mr. President: You are aware that the higher defense management of the Nation is tasked with the National Security Council. It comprises, in addition to you, the Prime Minister, Ministers of the subject of Finance, Law & Order and Foreign Affairs, Secretaries to the subject of Defense, Finance, Law & Order & Foreign affairs, Service Chiefs and the IGP. When required, Heads of Intelligence Services are called in for specific briefings to take stock of threats to National Security. This is the way matters relating to higher defense management are conducted and courses of action formulated in any Democratic Nation. However, in contrast on your specific instructions, many a times such meetings have been conducted in the absence of the PM & other UNP Ministers from 2015. In addition, instructions have also been given to the participants who have been cleared by you to attend such meetings, to keep the time and venue secret, to shield it from the PM & other UNP Ministers.

Mr. President: Question 1 – In your pre-occupation of your secret agenda to consolidate power, did you violate the ‘Norm & Form’ of the conduct of the higher defense management by intentionally omitting legitimate members in such high value discussions?

Mr. President: I wish to remind you, that after you intentionally violated the Constitution and appointed Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, you took over the subject of Law & Order under Ministry of Defense. Even after the defeat of the political coup initiated by you, you continued to hold this portfolio under your purview. Hence, the entire security apparatus of the Nation was under your total command and control. It is now a public knowledge that there was a pre-warning by the Intelligent Services that attacks were being planned by a religious fundamentalist group targeting Christians especially during Easter.

In this context, the statement by the Hon. Prime Minister has great relevance – Quote “Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had noted that although intelligence units had provided information on a possible attack, adequate precautions were not taken to prevent it. He has further added that he and the ministers were not informed of this as well.” This substantiates that such serious matters affecting national security have again been kept away from the Prime Minister who is a legitimate member of the National Security Council and reinforces the earlier assertion of the conduct of illegitimate National Security Council meetings under your stewardship.

Mr. President, the above sounds very serious; you may have no sense and fear to trespass Constitutional boundaries; but now your acts disturbing higher defense management structures has resulted in Loss of lives, bloodshed and mayhem. It only reflects your foolish arrogance, self centered decision making and utter incompetency of governing the Nation.

Mr. President: Question 2 – Aren’t you culpable of the offence of ‘Manslaughter’ due to your intentional actions to marginalize the National Security Council and not acting on the credible intelligence that was in hand to prevent this catastrophe?

Mr. President, you have the right to visit Thirupathi in India. For a person “doing the right” to his fellow countrymen, the God will visit him or her. A person not doing the right to his people, will not and should not be tolerated by anyone leave alone the God. You by your in-actions mis and selfish actions coupled with petty thinking have aided and abetted this “manslaughter”.

Note to Readers

The main issue Mr President discusses at these illegitimate National Security Council meetings sans UNP members; was to check what UNP government is up to. For him it was National Security. 

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  • 54
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    Aiyo Sirisena!
    He began his career by betraying his leader after eating his Hoppers.
    Since 2015 he has collected enough Star Points. It should now be redeemed with an Impeachment Motion.
    But will Parliament act? or will they continue to enact?!
    It appears that he has made use of the SECURITY COUNCIL as a his door-mat!

    • 62
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      Why did Sirisena blocked the prime minster’s attendance at security council meetings. He is the number one traitor in this country. He knew about a sensational news item after the new year and asked the newspaper editors to be ready. Was he aware of this carnage beforehand?
      Sirisena went to Singapore after India to meet a businessman. Another shady deal?

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        BP Sirisena does anything from his stupidity, and scratches his back on and on, not being able to explain as why he did so. THat is his nature. 78 consitution is a mistake…. they then shared, if the constitution would have been abused by a mad soldier, .. this nation would have to face the unexpected always….. unfortunately, today, I see, it has happened. MAD SOLDIER STATUS = SIRISENA s estranged behaviour.

        • 7
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          Thank you so much Mr.AK for your write up. Hope it will raise the eyebrows of many who are responsible for this grave dereliction of duty and many who are confused hearing and seeing this catastrophe.What an atrocious Crime!

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          CT Editors there is no point in blaming clown Sira because Trumpland puppet Bondscam Ranil and his corrupt butterflies are more culpable as they get ready to set up US military base and oil plants in Hambantota under the emergency regulations.
          CT Editors These attacks were and are the beginning of the US war on China in the Indian Ocean. Various divisions and narratives are being promoted between President and PM but this is stale news.
          Social scientists know that there is ABSOLUTELY NO motive for local Sri Lankan Muslims to attack Christians. Clearly the Easter attack if at all were by some local Muslims who were being used as pawns and they were following orders from the US Empire operatives who promote that narrative of :Clash of Civilizations: and Christian -Muslim conflict to destabilize countries and set up military bases, oil refineries to supply the Diego Garcia Military base which has been declared a “marine sanctury
          Christians and Muslims are both minorities in Sri Lanka and they have NEVER attacked each other, so the foreign power behind the attacks in Lanka who were using Muslims as pawns got the plot wrong. Sri Lanka needs to identify the real enemy – the US and its colonial project in order to recover from this deadly violence, because it is an attempt to fan Buddhist-Muslim clashes now and set the country on fire.
          This narrative of Muslim-Christian Conflict in Lanka will not fly and the bombing on Easter were not a local crime. There are powerful Imperial forces that want to tighten the US security noose around Lanka in their Cold War against China-Iran.
          There was also a message to China in the attacks on carefully selected hotels in Colombo. The first and most important Economic Asset and target was the newest and brightest -Chinese owned Shangri La.

    • 38
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      Dear My friends,
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      Right at the moment we have a GOVT and a president led by him is just for the book only.
      I happened to study as to why proper security actions were not taken even if there had been a warning about possible attacks to churches.
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      1).Now it is being revealed, since 52-day coup mastered by president and former president MR, there had been no proper security council meetings called, according to Minister Harin Fernando. The kind of meetings had been the case every week with the participation of cabinet ministers, however, since estranged president stood against UNP but has been working on his greedy extension, he has intentionally ignored national security.
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      2) As for me, President Sirisena should have been impeached immediately after SC verdict made it VERY CLEAR that President’s actions were seen as very unconstitutional
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      3) Today, we though have a govt, with much less powers to react for the benefit of masses. President’s credibility is gone to all appalling levels. Not a single man with some sanity would agree with president’s silly behaviour about any issue. He has all along been enjoying his tenure by visiting INDIAN kovils, neighbouring countries as if his mandate given to him by 6.2 MIO people were him to abuse the power.
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      4) PM and cabintet ministers are under President though from the rival party. But President elected should give the highest priority to people s issues.
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      5) We hope, that President will be able to reveal as to why he treated his cabinet that way. His estranged and stupid reaction too over 300 of innocient lives. Let alone today, the bugger, stupid man should go home… even to 6 feet under.
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      6) Normally, very innocient people visit those churches… their lovely ones to face the fate is unbelievable.

      • 6
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        you have correctly describe the situation and very well explain about Sirisena and his behaviors , these are comes from his genes because he has born and bread without knowing his parents (father) without love and care of the family. He has suspicion on everybody.that is why he changes his secretaries regularly. Then nobody can work with little experience. Then how does he work for the country and people. This is call DEMOCRATIC of idiots.EVEN in future the situation of this country will be the same.

    • 34
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      Aron Kumarasen,

      Thanks for the article.

      Sirisena, the Sevalaya, Pachaya and Traitor, refused to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, as the defense and law and order minister for selfish reasons, carried out out the Oct 26th Illegal and unconstitutional coup, and the country and the people have been paying a higher and higher price every day since then.

      Had Sarath Fonseka been dense and law order Minister, even the Devil, Satan following Islamist, Iblisic, ISIS and it’s clones, would have selected another country for their Satanic activities, in their way to Hell-Fire, per prescient Hadith of Najd.

      The country and the people are paying the price for Sirisena, the Sevalaya’s, self-interest.

      Every citizen, especially every Muslim must be recruited and trained to spit these Devil, Satan , Iblis following Wahhabi-Salafies and their clones such as ISIS, so that they can be flushed out early. The Muslims have, because of complacency, just like law enforcement, allowed there Devil, Satan, Iblis following Wahhabi-Salafies and their clones, ISIS, to take over their religion following God, unto a religion following the Devil, Satan, Iblis.

      It is high time, the Muslims and others, the Wahhabi-Salafies and their clones, Iblisis, the Iblisic State.

      • 14
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        Bro Amarasiri,
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        You are dead right. We have sources to appoint as the best, but the bugger SIRISENA never thought the value of them.
        Today, great Sarath Fonseka and his knowledge is being stagnated.
        BP Sirisena had the brains to get it, lives of those 290 would have been saved today. We did not elect him for his foreign trips… and him to work for his own gains… what has the bugger been doing all along ? If he cant do the job, just leave him with some respect, is what we expect.
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        I HATE THIS MAN SIRISENA EVERY SECOND FROM NOW: He should leave the office if not today when ?

        • 1
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          Bro Babalathappu,

          “I HATE THIS MAN SIRISENA EVERY SECOND FROM NOW: He should leave the office if not today when ?”

          Sirisena, Sevalaya, won’t. He must be impeached by the parliament, and dragged out. Until then, he will stay.

          The Devil following Jihadi terrorists had the wrong targets. If they had the correct target, people would have rejoiced. Instead, the people are mourning. May the dead rest in peace, and the injured recover fully.

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          Bro Babalathappu,

          The warnings were there, but the authorities ignored.

          http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_articled2a8da39-b6e8-496d-b2e7-455c29eb88e3

          In fact during 2014, 5 years before that the Muslims warned the authorities on the Tawheed Jamath, and they ignored.

          Even the warning from 2 weeks ago were ignored as well.

    • 30
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      The Sri Lankan Parliament,

      Sirisena , the Traitor, should be impeached .

      Parliament, just do it.

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        We should start go on Protest Marches until the bugger being taken away from lanken politics. Amarasiri, the very first day, as I remember, you called the bugger is the worst… I stood against you.. that was shortyl after the bugger gave nominations to Rajaakshes and his men…. remember ? There to be honest, I thought you were too early to criticise him. Now we got to know he has been the stumbling block all along not to have taken any legal actions against former high profile criminals.
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        He is the BIGGEST headache in TODAY #S SRILANKA.
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    • 28
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      We want President to resign and leave the ground for a legally bound candidate as the president.
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      Current President is a joker and not serious enough to people’s problems.
      Alone the coup architected by him in October 2018 proved the world how irresponsible he had been.
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      In the end country#s supreme court gave a verdict – that dissolution of parliament by President Sirisena was unconstitutional.
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      As unlike the case in EU or any other civilized world, nevertheless president held on to power – not allowing this nation to move any inch forward. Alone law and order is being kept by him though against constitution.
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      And he has not yet come with the explanation of the CID investigation that those speculations on an assasination of the president and Gotabaya Rajapakshe was just a fairy tale. He seems to be misleading the nation, just enjoying current round ups against drug traffickers.
      :
      All in all, people are so fed up of President. He should not lead us to all edges this way. Basta. He proved to be the most stupid, now it is time him to go home.

      Cheers

      • 7
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        Simon De Silva
        Not only the President, the PM and the government, Secretary Defence, all should resign. They all are murderers.
        What are we to think?
        Those who were protected by VIP security have shamefully saved their lives while 290 innocent civilians were deliberately put to death and another 500 were to receive injuries!!!!
        Why didn’t they take any action?
        It is obvious that, instead of issuing security warnings, the government has resorted to take part in the PLAN.
        My heart breaks when I think about the diseased and the injured massive 790 innocent civilians, tourists and their families. Parents have lost children, children have lost parents, and grandparents. Others lost siblings, relations and friends. There are missing people too. We are yet to know the actual numbers.
        How could we trust the current set of Sri Lankan politicians anymore to protect the country and citizens when it is obvious that they HAVE NO CONCERN WHATSOEVER about innocent lives?

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          Chamapathi,
          you come with BS on and on, why should PM resign ?
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          BP Sirisena had left the country for his PVT trips not having appointed any acting minister for LAW AND ORDER…w as that right ? He could at least appoint someone for the position until the bugger be returned… … there he showed lack of experience in his position.
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          It is high time to excoriate President SIRISENA.
          I think people should go and stone him to death to feel them good. This BP has ruined this nation. He has no right to play with national security.
          This happens once the wrong candidate becomes the leader of a country.
          Mr Wickramasinghe is sitting in SC meetings from 1998 – but him to be kept away from today s meeting for the country.. is childish from President.
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          This president is no even good to be a village headman. basta

          • 0
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            Simon De Silva
            Why not? PM should resign too. Two of his own Ministers; namely; Harin Fernando and Mano Ganeshan have said they were warned by their MSD security detail of a possible suicide attack. Sajith has also admitted the failure of the government. The government has kept quiet as they were also took part in the plan of explosions for political reasons.

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          Absolutely, Champa.
          .
          At this moment I see six likes (including mine), and three “disklikes” (Red thumbs down). Now, what can anyone dislike about this comment?

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            Sinhala Man,
            it is just you have not read it properly or have not followed it fully.
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            Please get your facts right SM, before going to attack PM and Cabinet ministers.
            We perfectly lnow that SILLY SIRISENA and his stupidity. Since his constitutional crisis in October, President has not let PM and Cabinet Minsiters to take part in Security council meetings. Did you read about that ? Prez Sirisena himself keeps the law and order for his own will albeit unconstitutional.
            And he abused IGP for his own investigations regarding that alleged assasination of the president. Yet today, we are not aware that the alleged assasination of President, as heard in the news, was just a lie.
            Even today, no commission report put before the people though president repeatedly made public statements on the investigations based on that informant (Namal Kumara).

            I think President should resign because he does seem to respect lanken constitution. He should not have left the country not having appointed ” any acting ministers in his absence” : He had failed to do so not last time, several time even before. That proved again he is not serious enough to the issues such as NATIONAL SECURITY.
            Thanks,
            SILVA

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      Hello? The President didn’t carry out this terrorist attack. The Cinnamon Grand suicide bomber terrorist has been identified as Mohammed Azzar Mohamad.

      • 16
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        Truth,

        Was that his illegitimate son?

        After all, the President had an illegitimate coup.

        • 1
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          Truth hurts.

    • 16
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      Invariably, Sirisena was seen planning always on how to scuttle this govt. The actions he made against the elected govt., was swift and totally unexpected by the people. Yet, the information about an impending attack was kept secret. Is this a deliberate act? Or is this another covert operation pitted on somebody. Because, if the information was known and not acted upon means. This is their own game plan. Sira’s alliance is always with the SLPP team. Gota is proposed as the solution to problems. Then this problem must have been their plan to cause the reaction by the people for which GOTA is promoted as the SOLUTION. PROBLEM, REACTION,SOLUTION. This is Zionist game plan. The group that did this carnage according to the govt narrative is a small group. Then the question comes to the mind – can a small group organise this kind of explosive ridden mayhem???? If so, then every 5 member gang can create devestation much bigger than this. The logic does not work. Also, GOTA’s name is marketed as the best choice for Presidency. Something really fishy…..

    • 14
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      Now it is being revealed that it was a mistake of President Sirisena not to have passed the warning made by INTELLIGENCE to his PM and cabinet ministers.

      This is the reason, why I told you guys not once x times, that Mr SIRISENA would have been okay for a minister… but not to be the president of this country. He does not know what his responsibilites should be. Now over 290 people (innocient ones) lost their lives curse to Sirisena’s lack of knowledge

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

      Nor has SIRISENA invited PM or any cabinet ministers for the weekly meetings of security council since last year constitutional crisis by which President proved the world that he was unconstitutional there. His appointment of FAKE PM (former president Mahinda Rajapaksha) lasted 7 weeks until country’s SUPREM COURT’s verdict came in that it was unconstitutional.
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      So, the intelligence reports issued by security council meetings, had been just ignored by incumbent president, not having passed it to country’s PM and cabinet ministers for some hidden reasons. Meaning the stupid president should not have been aware of that being very crucial regardless of estranged behaviour towards country ‘s Prime minister. Prime minister is believed to be the most experience person to have taken part in all security council sessions until last year’s constitutional crisis architected by President Sirisena and his men. Since 1988, Mr Wickramsinghe has been sitting in security coucil, but just because President Sirisena vehimently stood against him, President has kept National SECURITY away from PM. See how stupid the joker President has been ?
      .
      Besides, Minister of Defence is President himself.
      Minister of law and order is president himself, even if constitutionally it was against him to keep the ministry.
      However, he as most stupid and unexperienced leader has just done it for his own interests, but misleading the nation passing lies to the nation.

    • 9
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      Why there’s no mass condemnation of this Sillisena President and his Parasitic Family by the whole Nation????
      Why ?? He is the cause of this carnage visited our nation. Now we’re finished.
      Still singing the fu……ng song of bombs and bombs by LTTE!! How many foreign tourists with children were killed then.
      Shame on him. Him alone. Brought disgrace and deaths to our country.
      Still these people who suffered and lost their loved ones are crying uncontrollably.
      People gave to take action against this Silli Man. Now.
      SL is finished , bankrupt and sold . The foreign governments should take over and clear the mess made by Modayas for the last 71 years.this is the worst man enemy for our nation. Get lost. Now.

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      Tell me you all readers and writers here!! The people who had died and suffered were innocent tourists with children , worshippers , and innocent bystanders during the festive holiday season.
      Tell me how many Parliamentarians were in these places either to pray, or breakfasting in luxury hotels or in the VICINITY??
      Why! ? Why!!? They all knew of the THREAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY AND STAYED CLEAR ,

      IS it not the selfish action of those suppose to protect the nation and people SIMILAR TO lead the COWS T O SLAUGHTER HOUSE.??
      The President had buggerhred off with his family knowing the threat , as the President he must have been made aware through the intelligence services (1st in command) but He apparently kept it secret no action and disappeared with his Parasitic family to ESCAPE.
      Also we hear they went shopping in India and Singapore for the wedding skirts for the forth coming wedding in the Shangrila , a Pity now can’t be in the Shangrila, should have it on the broken burnt out hotel.!!
      How selfish of all the Parliamentarians including Haren Minister who was warned by his father not to go to bad places on Easter Sunday.
      SSO HOW MANY OF THEM ARE SELFISH WHO HAS BLOOD IN THEIR HANDS AND IN THEIR CONSCIENCE!!
      Chick ee. Worst Polticians in the world let the people die.
      They did that during. The TAMIL MASSACRE BY THEIR OWN SECURITY FORCES AND WATCHED THE CARNAGE , AGAIN THEY HAVE SHOWN THE SELFISH TRAIT TO THE WORLD.

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    The former president announce recently how the Muslim community in SriLanka helped to defeat the Tamil struggle for their rights by infiltrating the Tamil
    Community and providing valuable information . He claimed that without such help from the Muslims LTTE could not have been crushed .While all this was going on the “Islamic terror cells” were infiltrating and establishing bases in many parts of the country and now we are seeing the worst form of terror not seen even at the height of the civil war
    What have been doing to our country ? As the saying goes “Even if you feed a snake with milk and take care of it one day it will sting and kill you”
    Politician must be careful and not act for their personal gain or come to power without thinking through the moral aspect of their actions

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      P. Chandra

      Even if you feed a snake with milk and take care of it one day it will sting and kill you”

      How to neutralize sowing evils each others thinking others are snake and this is aggravating.

    • 13
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      Chandra,

      The Tamil people were forced to fight for their rights, because the Sinhala Buddhist people took away their rights, persecuted them and killed them.

      Now the Sinhala people want to do the same thing to the Muslim people.

      Cause and effect.

      The cause is the Sinhala people, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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    Ruwan Wijewardena, State Minister for Security told in a press briefing that this Government will take all the measures to eradicate extremist organizations. Where was he all this time? Except perhaps the top echelon of this country many people knew about the growth of Muslim extremism. Did the top level in this Government deliberately ignored this thinking that they will not get the support of Muslim politicians if they take action against these groups? During LTTE terror campaign, TNA supported LTTE. Are Muslim politicians doing the same thing?

    • 24
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      You, Mahinda Pala … you should raise the question to SIRISENA. BP Sirisena should be the first to be beheaded for all the deaths.
      :
      BP Sirisena ‘s nose rope is controlled by BP Mahinda Rajapakshes. Latter is the known fact. That is why they SIRISENA as president had not informed cabinet ministers about the warning. Warning was passed by CID few days ago. But not all cabinet ministers were well informed since Srisena ballige puthage kamba adhilla… is above anything else.
      If this bugger would have excoriated and hang in Galle Face green, could give some sorta of harmony to the victimized people in the country.
      :
      BP Rajapakshe the blood sucker of the nation may feel, if he had been the president, nothing would turn out to be like that… that is wrong, BP himself inflicted riots in Aluthgama against Muslim srilankens few in his term.: ::: I hope we will get the truths behind not to have done the due to protect the people. I have no doubt, Rajaakshes are behind all these attacks.

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    It is clear that the terrorists main target was the worshipers at the three prominent churches.Bombing at 5 star hotels were to side track their main focus. So far the authorities are moving in the direction of who carried out the blast in the hotels. We do not hear anyone caught for the bombing at the churches. The blast happened at dehiwala and the safe houses raided by police at Dematagoda appear to be sidetracking the investigation from the major perpetrators of this heinous crime.

    It is pertinent to read between the lines of the statement by The Archbishop Rev Malcolm Ranjith who asked the Sri Lankan security authorities in no uncertain terms that the perpetrators to be apprehended for these beastly acts through a proper impartial investigation by Sri Lankan authorities.. Note the word impartial.

    We all are hoping for an impartial investigation and the criminals to be apprehended and punished.

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      Nakeeb Issadeen,

      Have the criminals and terrorists in Sri Lanka, including the war criminals been punished in Sri Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah, illegally occupied by the Paras?

  • 25
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    There is a power game going on between the president and government. Even the intelligent reports clearly indicate the person who is going to conduct an attack and possible places, no action is taken. He simply able to check in 3 hotels under the same name and freely do as he like.
    1) this is the irresponsible behavior of law enforcement authority. if they simply ignore, then what is the daily duty of law enforcement or intelligent community.
    2) irresponsible behavior of politician or incompetent political system
    3) if this intelligent report indicates this person is going to attack Buddish temple, then will intelligent community or politician behave this manner. ie they have no much concern about minority Christian. They try to use this incident to play a power game and get benefit from people suffering.
    4) because of the power game of president and government, law enforcement authority become too relax and do not want to take any responsibility.
    5) politician or law enforcement integrity eroded.
    if this is the case, no foreigner come to Sri Lanka.

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    Eagle Eye.

    During LTTE Terror campaign TNA was FORCED to support the LTTE; They had no choice but to cave in.
    In this Muslim driven Terror campaign some Muslim politicians, do seem to be rocking the cradle as well as pinching the baby.They do seem to have a long term vision.

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      TNA, don’t have House in Colombo, that way they behind ( LTTE), in North and East, now P.M. had given house in Colombo,-7, so they ( no More. lTTE), now stay with government, don’t worry, we see how Yiseral help, Srilankan government, ? Now wait and see for Tourist, who kill —37, tourists, fool hotel securities, must controlled all the people,

    • 0
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      Very true, Pygmalion.
      .
      Balancing all aspects of this, we should be glad that Sampanthan survived the War.

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    it is not possible to do this coordinated attack without well preparation. They require a lot of propaganda, money, other resources, training etc to do this. They may have a well-established communication network and training bases and finance. Therefore it is a great failure of intelligent and law enforcement. all the people are busy in the political messy and stupidity. President and the whole government are fully responsible for this event.

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      No doubt, it was a complex operation. The bombers had to be selected/trained/sheltered and carefully monitored till the day of the mission. Explosives had to be smuggled into Sri Lanka and stored before the bombs were assembled. Suitable locations had to be picked (on-site reconnaissance). All of this would have required a certain financial commitment indicative of a network. Everything had to be done “under the radar” without alerting the security agencies. The last reason may be why Sri Lanka was chosen and not some capital in Europe. The fact that attacks of this magnitude went under the radar for so long suggests an experienced hand at work. But this could also be a “dry run.” There are many ex-ISIS fighters returning to Europe; the “success” of the Sri Lankan attacks will not go unnoticed. I have little doubt that Sri Lanka is only the beginning of a much larger wave of global terror attacks to come.

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    This is clear evidence of the inferiority of the violent religion of Islam. Together with Judaism, they are the most beastly belief system of humans ever invented. They have no ethics, no mercy and is based on revenge only.

    The world will not be a peaceful place until all these beasts are converted to an ethical religion like Buddhism. That is their only hope of seeing light.

    Until then, the rest of us should curse them five times daily.

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      Hyenas,

      You meant Pristine Buddhism, not Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism”. didn’t you?

      There is confusion here.

      The Islamists, The Juhadis , the terrorists follow the ideology of the Wahhabi/Salafies and their clones such as ISIS. Per prescient Hadith of Najd, just Google, they follow Satan, Devil, Iblis. Like the Trojan Horse, they allowed themselves to be called Muslims, confused the Muslims.

      The Muslims have failed to recognize them as Devil followers, Satanis, Iblisis, and call them as such.
      So the Devil has taken over the Muslims religion.

      It is like the Trojan Wars and the Helen of Troy.

      The Sinhala Buddhists are making the same error by letting BBS , who filled MaRa, taking over Buddhism.

      A Land like no other taken over by the Devil and Mara.

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    Digital Harin saved his life thanks to his Dad , who tipped the Son from a Hospital Bed, as he heard it from an Intelligence Officer who must have come to his Ward to visit him or someone else.

    Plantation Kid Manoabout Ganeshan also said he knew that at least Two Suicide Bombers being present in Colombo to asassinate VVIP Politicians..
    Both these high profile Dudes are Government Ministers,And they are full on UNP Dr Ranil’s Buddies.

    How did these Two know what Dr Ranil didn’t know?
    Or did they consider Dr Ranil is not a VVIP ?.

    If they are serious Minsters of the Yahapalana Crown ,wouldn’t they have checked with the mate Dr Ranil, at least calling him whether he heard about it, if poor Dr Ranil is kept in the Dark by Appa Sira when he has those High Security Council Meetings.

    The State Minster of Defence is Dr Ranil’s own blood Nephew whom Dr Ranil hand picked in 2015.
    Did Sira have those Security Meetings without him too?.

    Even if that is , couldn’t Digital Harin at least call Nuwan on the Mobile, when such important intelligence news come up. although Dr Ranil didn’t have much regards for the Intelligence Officers in Athrugiriya..-

    BTW , who is the Government Spokesperson who dismissed the Intelligence Report as a Fake?.

    Only Govt Spokesperson that I know of is the Dentist, Dr Senarathne.
    But I haven’t heard anything from him , even after the STF has traced those Muslim Terrorists Safe House in Panadura…

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    What security, progress & prosperity can you expect from a country governed by a Moron ( Dicks Joy ), a Eunuch , and a band of Robbers sitting in Parliament. Any sane thinking person knows there is nothing to be expected. Life will go on , the Moron , Eunuch & Robbers will continue to survive and thrive while the victims from all sides will lament in sorrow as years go by.
    May Almighty God give strength and courage to all in the country accept the politicians to carry their sorrows , may the Healing hand of ” Our Lord Jesus Christ ” gently touch those who are wounded with divine and physical healing and may the souls of the departed rest in Peace.

    ” Upon this Rock Thou shall build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”

    ” Out of the depths i cry to Thee O! Lord, O! Lord hear my voice , let Thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If Thou should remember sins O! Lord , O! Lord who could bear it , but with Thee is forgiveness that Thou may be served with reverence. “

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    is there JVP, LTTE or Muslim or Christian or Buddhist extremist or drug smuggler or gangs exist or not, always there is a difference in needs and real or perceived grievances exist. Therefore vigilant of intelligent community to find any group at its initial state and need to eradicate it completely. they also continuously create alertness and awareness among people to look for such intention of people and notify to police. continuously and consistently working with great awareness and commitment or presence in the grassroots level is essential.

    almost every decade, some major incidents are taking place. then as a firefighter, police and government act and abate it and forget it and just relax.
    government and intelligent and law enforcement community must be always proactive and prevent the incidents well in advance. this is their duty and responsibility.
    when considering this incident, the ineffectiveness of the system and system failure is the reason.

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    It’s useless to blame the president

    Blame must go to the PM for pretending to be the head of the state & causing inconvenience to the president.

    It’s not president’s fault, it’s the failure of other members of the security council to manage the whole situation.

    Now trying to pass the blame only to the president without sharing it.

    People can’t be deceived.

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    One sided and attacking an easy target. This Supreme court said the President’s acts in October 2018 were not consistent with the constitution. Until they said that, how can any one be sure how the courts will interpret ?

    Who is the best person to handle Defence ? The persons who gave weapons and equipment to the LTTE and compromised the lives of many under cover soldiers ? The Attorney general described the Bond scam as the worst crime ever committed in this country ? People who were involved in such things fit to be in charge of defence Ministry ?

    Was the New Zealand PM and President Bush ( when 9/11 happened) totally to be blamed for the terrorist attacks in their countries?

    Our politicians only profit from military procurement and interfere in police investigations. So who do you recommend to be in charge of defence ?

    Ruwan Wijewardena was appointed by MS( nominated by RW) when UNP government came into power in 2015. Why was he soon removed ? Do some research ! He gave a girl friend’s ( I think a daughter of a owner of a finance company )company a big defence contract . Even RW had to agree that Ruwan acted like a fool. How soon the people forget things !

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    Please don’t ignore This may have connection to drug traffickers liked to terrorist groups as perpetrates of these hideous barbaric acts as revenge for their recent difficulties to smuggle drugs with the aim to achieve multiple motives. They have access to all they need to carry out such atrocities.

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    If we had the correct person in charge of Law and Order, we would have been doing something more worthwhile than going on commenting on what ails this country.
    The drug mafia has an axe to grind with the Catholic Church for having demonstrated against their nefarious activities.
    The pledge taken by the whole administrative set-up recently to eradicate drugs was cause for them to make a dent in the economy to discourage future action which may hinder their operations in this country.
    It will take some time for the majority to realize that this tragic incident was master minded by the International Drug Mafia

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    Moda Sira does not know a word in English & please translate this to Singhalese and send to Moda Sira.

    It looks man may have known this is going to happen and just sneak into Singapore for the 2nd time in a month for some ‘shopping’ after going to India to see Thirupathi Deviyo…..

    Or.. more likely the Thirupathi Dewiyo told Moda Sira about the blasts and avoid Sri Lanka for a while and Moda Sira followed that.

    We the poor masses are royally screwed. The political leadership of the country are gone to dogs.

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    This article should be translated to Sinhalese and published in the news paper so that it will meet HE’s eyes!

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      True, Upendra Jayasena.
      .
      I had put off reading this article until about a hundred comments had appeared – that despite my having read many other good articles by Arun Kumaresan. I was just tired.
      .
      What that has meant is that I see amazing agreement amongst those who usually made a point of disagreeing with one another.
      .
      But how much do we users of English matter? all of this has to be got across to those who don’t understand English. Please, someone who has the ability, do it!

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    [The former president announce recently how the Muslim community in SriLanka helped to defeat the Tamil struggle for their rights by infiltrating the Tamil
    Community and providing valuable information .]
    This is bad karma. LTTE was fighting for a cause and they were forced into violence owing to repeated inhuman violence by Sinhalese on innocent helpless Tamils. It is the Sinhala terrorism from 1956 that started the LTTE terrorism. But here is a different story. Tamils were known enemies during LTTE struggle but here these Islamic goons are attacking the poor and innocent while claiming to be patriots and be with sinhalas and helped them to eradicate the legitimate Tamil struggle. After 83 they bought all the properties for a song from the Tamils. After 2009, after sabotaging the Tamil struggle, they went and occupied all the tamil areas, in Batticaloa all fertile lands are grabbed forcibly by Muslims, temples were destroyed and mosques built over as what happened in Ayodya, Mathura, Varanasi, etc during Mogul period in India. They have even invaded into Wilpatthu and captured many areas in mannar from tamils. They are apparently playing panthu in Batticaloa and with power in their hands given by MY3 Modaya there is no control. This is the price for betraying LTTE and for Sinhalas for not working with the LTTE for a common SL.
    This is nothing new for Islam and when it comes to religions they lose their sense of logic and bearing. Otherwise no doubt Muslims are nice people, hospitable and even generous. But extremism of religion making them people’s enemy number one. This incident is a clear proof of their barbaric mindset when it comes to religion. How can they do such a thing at places of worship killing children and men and women who are totally innocent. They are not their enemies and what harm they have done to Islam or Muslims?

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      If that shameless arse knew that muslims helped us decisively to win the war, then why did he not intervene when Gota and his animals were going berserk against the muslims.
      These scum think that they can deceive the gullible people of Sri Lanka every time. What a shame.

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    every religion is based on certain beliefs and faith. these believe and faith gives hope and peace to people. but the basis of every religion is love, wisdom, and humanity including compassion and generosity. all activities in the world including religious beliefs are being done in order to enhance human wellbeing.
    believe are based on unverified assumption. therefore extremely believe in unknown is very dangerous. This is amount to stupidity and full of ignorance. if this ignorance or stupidity contain within me, even it is bad it is ok. but my ignorance or stupidity affect others is very dangerous. therefore people need to have clarity on fact, belief, and assumption and must act based on fact. should not act based on belief or faith.
    it is the duty and responsibility of religious leaders to creator distinction on their followers on fact, belief and faith.

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    There is no doubt that President Sirisena is a stupid and his selfishness like any other former Presidents lead to unlawful, unethical behaviour that lead to the damage the country. The civil war between LTTE and Srilanka forces ended ten years ago but even now 90% of Srilankan military are kept in the North East Region. The political and military focus was on oprresing Tamils by keeping the military their and Sinhalizing the North East. Muslims of the country was the target after the end of war. Sinhala Fundmentalsim started their attack on Religion, their economy. Sinhalese leadership divided in two, one was allied with Buddhist Fundamentalism, and other with non-fundamentalists.
    Islamist Fundamentalists choose the target carefully against Christianity, not against Buddhista. Why?

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    It is a curse for Sri Lanka to have an egoistic idiot as the President. He destroyed the country;s economy though his October 2018 constitutional crisis. This is a second time he made a very serious mistake for not inviting PM and related ministers to discuss the warning about possible terrorist attack. Now I understand as to why he refused to appoint Sarath Fonseka as minister. It leaves to suspicion that the President helped the terrorist in the attack by not taking appropriate action with help of PM and cabinet . The people should think as to whether to allow him to continue as President. His personal vendetta against the PM helped the terrorists to be successful in their attack causing death of more than 200 people who are nationals and many foreigners This is big blow to tourism and economy. Now he wants to be President again to see that the country is completely destroyed. Let Sri lankness open the eyes now.

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    A Ukrainian comedian becomes president and meanwhile the Sri Lankan President becomes a comedian…

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      An Innocent Bystander

      & is acting with the Sri Lankan PM comedian.

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    Don’t be surprised, if he blames every one under the sun & moon except him self.

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    Once again Maithripala Sirisena has shown that he is not capable of doing his job. Sri Lanka can’t afford to have an idiot as its president. Sirisena, please do us a favour, RESIGN AND GO HOME.

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    Parliament must impeach this Foolish person..

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    Sirisena should have been impeached right after the Supreme Court’s ruling of violation of the constitution. So many times he has let down the country and its people. This country can’t afford to keep him as the president any more. He should resign or chased out.

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    I believe that the president’s hands are soaked in blood; the blood of the innocents who paid with their lives at the hands of extremists, whose actions could have been averted if not for the arrogance and self-centred stupidity of a man who seems obsessed with his own position more than the nation’s interest.

    The president is answerable to the people of the country and hence he must face immediate impeachment in parliament. This is more so, as he selfishly took over several portfolios like defence, law and order etc merely to counter a threat from his rival the PM.

    The president must be removed forthwith, and legal proceedings instituted due to his culpability in aiding and abetting an act of terrorism resulting in mass murder, and his suppressing vital intelligence information. That is not to say that the other wannabes are more suitable for the job. Sri Lanka needs to dismantle the den of a corrupt, self-serving and wholly incompetent gang of parasites if it is to rise above the prospect of similar future tragedies.

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    MY 3 need not appoint a team of judges to find out the truth about this attacks.HE CAN FIND OUT ALL WHAT IS GOING ON IN EASTERN PROVINCE FROM HIS BUDDY MR.HISBALLA WHO IS GOVERNING THE PROVINCE.nothing is going on with out the knowledge of MR.KISSBALLA THERE..

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    Sirisena knows Christians and Muslims (or Hindus) vote for him.
    Ha cares for solely SBF- the Buddhists!

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    Looks like international Intel agencies have kept our officials briefed continuously about these impending incidents. To our dismay no one has taken any constructive steps to avert this destruction. I believe it amounts to gross negligence on the part of responsible officials including the defence minister of the country whose inaction lead to a mayhem in the country. No need to mention that invaluable amount of lives lost and hundreds of people sustained severe injuries and some disabling permanently. This is perhaps the biggest betrayal committed by politicians and state officials of our country on our citizens.

    Therefore may I suggest that the parliament take immediate steps to appoint a high powered select committee to investigate this matter as a very high priority and disclose the truth to the people of this country within quick time. It should not be a political investigation and it should be done genuinely. All relevant officials including politicians should be interrogated to find who neglected assigned responsibilities. All such people should be immediately sacked and punished.

    Further I would suggest immediate appointment of capable people to high posts in defence establishments of the country who could live up to people’s expectations to build a highly secure and disciplined country.

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