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Father Rayappu Joseph Confesses

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

[In a parallel universe of course…]

Lord, let me start with a disclaimer.  I am frail, M’Lord.  That’s because I am human, M’Lord.  I falter, M’Lord.  That too because I am human, M’Lord.  I err, M’Lord.  That’s human too, M’Lord.  M’Lord, I am blinded by ignorance and arrogance and this myopic condition is further aggravated by my prejudices; I am human.

I was ordained a priest in 1967 at the age of 27.  I was appointed Bishop of Manner in 1992.  I’ve seen a lot in my life and in my ministry.  There was a lot that I saw and there’s a lot that I described.  And yet, Lord, there was much more that I was silent about.

Lord, you see all, you hear all.  You even hear our silences.  You notice our frailties and the error of our choices.  I know it is not mine to question and I ought to know that I am being tested.  But Lord, I forget.  I slip.

In my anger, ignorance and arrogance I forgot that we are all your children, that is myself, my congregation, those who share my faith and ethnic identity as well as those who don’t.  They are your children too, those that people I call ‘friends’ call ‘enemy’.  I judge when that’s what you have to do.

Forgive me Lord for my presumptions.

I have borne false witness, Lord.  I’ve lied about my neighbor. Indeed I’ve lied about my friends.  I’ve employed rhetoric and half-truths to cover up for their crimes.  I should call those who fish, fishermen; I should call those who are harmless, lambs; I should call those who hack children and pregnant mothers to death, butchers.  I have not, Lord, and that’s because I chose to focus on the crimes, perceived or real, perpetrated by ‘others’. I forgot Lord that in your Kingdom there are no ‘others’.  I forgot Lord that charity begins at home.  Forgive me, Lord.

I know about abductions of children and conscription of same for military purposes. I did not name the abductors ‘child-snatchers’ and I did not point them out either. I did not object.  I know that some 300,000 civilians were corralled into restricted spaces and used as a human shield. I never once called them ‘hostages’.  Instead Lord I poured invective on those who eventually rescued these innocents at great cost too.  Those whom I deliberately misnamed ‘boys’ shot those who tried to flee and even sent little children with explosives tied to their person so they could explode at points where the fleeing were received.  I did not object.   I did not even admit to myself that these were acts that you Lord would abhor.  Forgive me, Lord.

I knew all along Lord that the Government, INGOs, UN Agencies and diplomats of powerful nations worked tirelessly to get food, medicine and other essential supplies to the people held hostage.  I know that if there was any intention of killing civilians, the Government need not have bothered to do all this.  I know that the ‘boys’ pilfered these supplies and starved those in whose name they claimed to be fighting.  I didn’t utter a word of objection. Forgive me, Lord.

I know that over 11,000 ‘boys’ were released by the security forces. I know that this is unprecedented. You know Lord that the United States of America and other countries raising concern about how the Sri Lankan security forces operated during the war would never even entertain the thought of releasing prisoners.  I have not had the grace to acknowledge all this; I’ve not had the humility to acknowledge error. Forgive me, Lord.

I lied about the numbers, Lord.  You know.  I need not elaborate.

I have not forgiven those who I claimed were trespassing even when they were not, but forgive my trespasses Lord.  Empower me Lord with that which I lack, make tender that which anger has made hard within me, hone me Lord more closer to your image, give me the humility of your Son, grant me the strength to submit to your Commandments, receive me again and again with your incomparable love.  Forgive me, again and again, so I could also learn to forgive, to forgive myself.

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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    Contd……..
    I know who bombed the churches, temples and hospitals.
    I know who gave money to win elections.
    I know who murdered people surrendered with white flags.
    I know who killed 10 year old innocent child.
    I know who murdered and threatened good journalists.
    ………..
    ………..
    :-)

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      Lord,forgive me for being part of a racist, terrorist outfit.
      Forgive me for being part of that outfit that recruited child suicide squads to kill innocent women and children.
      Forgive me for being part of a propaganda machine that glorified killing, credit card fraud, prostituition, thuggery, theft.

      your foolish servant(Bishop).

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        Why do you not confess Malinda Seneviratne instead of imagining others’ confessions?!

        Before you point fingers at others, point your finger inwards. Please we are indeed interested to hear YOUR CONFESSION – not your warped imaginings about others..

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          Ooooops, what are you talking about, Dinuk? Imagine, how many pages would that take!!

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            Mass murderers VP & LTTE’s god fathers were Catholic Church & priests only.

            They wanted Catholic Eelam they never got.

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              MS why don;t you do something useful and imagine the confessions the Prime Minister and his SON who are accused of drug smuggling from Paki where Nimal Siripala is now trying to expand trade because there soon may be sanctions from the EU and USA which are Lanka’s biggest trade partners. Also please write about SLFP stalwart Maithreepala Sirisena who has not still tabled the National Drugs Policy Bill. This corrupt bugger, Sirisena wants to be the next PM and is a huge crook as is his brother.

              Today the farmers of Pollonnaruwa are protesting about the corrupt Minister of Health who has yet not brought out the National Drugs policy bill, Maithreepala Sirisena, whose brother has built a massive Hotel called Sudu Araliya on Parakrama Samudra water catchment reservation land that was grabbed from the State. After the recent rains the gates of the Parakrama Samudra were opened to let out water which the farmers will need in the dry season, because the Sudu Araliya Hotel which is illegally constructed on reservation land would have been innundated due to the recent rains. It is the farmers and the sick who have to by substandard drugs flooding the country because of a proper drugs policy that suffer as a result of the CORRUPTION of Maithreepala Sirisena and his brother. These politicians are the scum of the earth. Sudu Araliya Hotel and all the others built on Parakrama Samudra reservation land should be take over by the state to which the land belongs and shut down. so that the tank may be filled and farmers may have water for agriculture during the dry season. The Rajapaksa brothers are the tip of the iceberg of CORRUPTION that has seeped into every nook and cranny of Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister and his SON is accuses on drug smuggling. SLFP stalwart Maithreepala Sirisena who has not still tabled the Drugs Bill wants to be the next PM is a huge crook as is his brother. Today the farmers of Pollonnaruwa are protesting about the corrupt Minister of Health who has yet not brought out the National Drugs policy bill, Maithreepala Sirisena, whose brother has built a massive Hotel called Sudu Araliya on Parakrama Samudra water catchment reservation land that was grabbed from the State. After the recent rains the gates of the Parakrama Samudra were opened to let out water which the farmers will need in the dry season, because the Sudu Araliya Hotel which is illegally constructed on reservation land would have been innundated due to the recent rains. It is the farmers and the sick who have to by substandard drugs flooding the country because of a proper drugs policy that suffer as a result of the CORRUPTION of Maithreepala Sirisena and his brother. These politicians are the scum of the earth. Sudu Araliya Hotel and all the others built on Parakrama Samudra reservation land should be take over by the state to which the land belongs and shut down. so that the tank may be filled and farmers may have water for agriculture during the dry season.

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              John:

              Forgot about the more than 70,000 of your Sinhalese murdered by your regime. Oh yes, in your words, that is sending them to Nirvana.

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      Malinda,

      Who is going to confess on behalf of you for going shopping for Rajapakses?
      For accepting the bribes of Laptop computer.
      For covering up regime of killing of your fellow journalists.

      You may feel on top of the world taking the side of Rajapakses. but don’t forget karma will come one day to haunt you.

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      please add how much Malinda was paid by his masters apart from the lap top

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      If fire comes from Church or temple or hospital, forces of any nation retaliate in the same direction.

      Your 10 year old Balachandran is happily playing in Denmark at the home of Manoharan brother of Prabhakaran.

      If LTTE accepted money, Prabhakaran and his gangs including Catholic Chuch must be destroyed at any cost.

      White flags? What happened to the famous cyanide capsules which were garlanded by the Parangi prostitute Adele Balasingam to the Tamil children?

      I.Shanmugalingam and Myl Amirthalingam of EELAMURASU were brutally killed by LTTE goons. Were you sleepping at that time or not born? body of Shanmugalingam never returned by the LTTE but LTTE goons threw his pants and shirts at his home.

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        Siva,
        – there was no firing came from navaly church when that was bombed
        – if vp’s son is alive, why don’t your rajapakse government let know the world and prove ch4 video is fake?
        – it is already proven that rajapakse group gave 700 million to ltte
        – are you talking about karuna, kp, daya, pillaiyan……
        – malinda got the laptop, lasantha got the bullet

        Anyway, thanks for comparing your rajapakse government with ltte terrorists and proving they are both same.

        :-)

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          LTTE fired from the Church. Many people know it.

          Further GOSL proved the CH4 videos are fake. USA stopped seeing the CH4 videos because they are fake.

          Now you prove the EELAM of LTTE is for money only at the expenses of poor Tamils. Smugglers are always run for money. What happened to the 700 million? Rayappu and Thoma screwed it because catholic church is the loot keeper of LTTE!

          Mahinda is still clever and destroyed the LTTE parasites for the good life of Tamils.

          Check manoharan’s home in Denmark whether the ghost of Balachandran is playing there!

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        M Sivananthan:

        In a land where a hero becomes a zero in a matter of months, Fonseka broke the news of the white flag. Your Mahinda Samarasinghe is now belatedly and after lying to the UNHRC has admitted that there were civilian lives lost but not the figure mentioned by the UN Panel. Now about the white flag, never mind about animals and the law of the jungle, but what about the human rights charter the soldiers were carrying – you mean shooting those carrying white flags is a humanitarian operation? But what is the point of you talking like a dud – you still couldn’t help the Rajapakses to stop the two resolutions being passed against SL and a third is imminent. Instead of blowing empty air, do something man to help your heroes.

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          Humanitarion operation saved thousands of Tamils as well as 12,000 LTTE morons too.

          But no LTTE moron ever tell how many LTTE criminals killed while crying about the civilian deaths.

          You are a fool. What ever resolution, it should be implemented by the GOSL and not by USA or UK donkeys!

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      The Sinhala-Buddhist yellow robed skinheads and their followers are burning and demolishing the churches, Mosques and Hindu temples in Sri Lanka while this dirty Sinhala-Buddhist Racist is badmouthing the Tamil bishop. If the Barbaric Sinhala Buddhist skin headed Racist Punks do everything against the minorities (Tamils, Muslims, Christians) there is nothing wrong even if the Tamil bishops supported the LTTE.

      The Sinhala Buddhist Barbaric armed forces deliberately attacked and bombed many Christian churches in North-East. There are enough proofs, even pictures are in this link.

      http://www.sangam.org/ANALYSIS/hypocrisy.htm

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        You mean *there is nothing wrong even if the Tamil bishops supported terrorists aka LTTE? You know the guys that killed innocent civilians regardless of your ethnicity to cause destruction to our motherland? Destruction to our motherland? Oops! I mean to bring freedom and rainbow to the motherland!!!

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          Rahul:

          If talking for the Tamils is equated to supporting LTTE, the often cited bluff by the regime, then it is your problem. So far, there has been not one foreign complaint of the Bishops on this issue. So, shout with all the might but the only mantra that is being chanted now is accountability by the SL regime. The bluffs have become the mainstay, so much so that even the slightest truth gets drowned.

          Bishops did not murder anyone but a Buddhist monk blasted off SB. How many Tamils did LTTE kill? But how many thousand Sinhalese the regime murdered ruthlessly during the JVP uprising? Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? The Tamils are demanding for accountability for the atrocities but what have you done for the helpless Sinhalese youths murdered in the thousands by the very regime that was supposed to protect them? One friend of yours is a housing minister enjoying all the perks and making a fool out of you jokers.

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            Wait you think I’m sinhalese? Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t support what the government is doing nor do I condone murder of any sort. So enough with your stereotyping. Secondly we all want a solution that helps ALL Sri Lankans not one ethnicity over the other. We all suffered not just Tamils, not just Sinhalese, not just Muslims ALL. Now there is a right and wrong way to go about achieving peace and reconciliation in this country which I’m sure both sides can agree on. Being a Catholic myself I don’t like it when leaders of my faith get involve with politics. If he was purely helping ex child soldiers and/or helping the Mannar community that’s different but calling for an independent investigation which we all know is not independent is detrimental to all the people of Sri Lanka regardless of your race. That’s the last thing we want especially after suffering for so many years. Any body that legitimizes the terrorist organisation LTTE and their ideology is not welcome to Sri Lanka. There will also be ethinic tension just like any other country but for God’s sake let’s just get on with life.

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              Rahul

              If your own parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, wife & children, all your siblings get murdered (killed by the armed forces), will you say there is no need for any independent investigation, I will just get on with my life?

              YES or NO?

              Do not be a hypocrite,
              Tens of thousands of innocent Tamil civilians got murdered (killed by the racist armed forces), an independent international investigation is a MUST.

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        hahaha
        BBS is helped by Norway. How is that? The same Norway help the LTTE also!

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      I know who killed 80,000 innocent civilians
      I know who call themselves separatists and freedom fighters are really just terrorists
      I know they don’t represent the views of the majority of Tamils IN SRI LANKA
      I know who killed thousands of women and children
      I know the UN isn’t really independent trollololol
      I know that the LTTE were more of a threat to democracy than the government
      I know that they were the most dangerous terrorist organisation in the world which are not just my words but the FBI’s too
      I especially know which organisation are still bitter for losing a war in 2009 and now play a war crimes card to all politicians that want their votes.
      viva la revolution!

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      MAS writes TOSH, TOSH and more TOSh because he has NOTHING TO say really.
      He is half educated and when he tries to write social or political analysis its just his opinion which has no theoretical basis and hence now he resorts to imagining other people’s confessions..

      And this joker MS is an editor? His rag is good to wipe Jarapassa’s ASS!

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      Malinda Seneviratne Confesses

      [In a parallel hell hole known as Sri Lanka…]

      God Buddha, let me start with a disclaimer. I am a bootlicker, M’Lord. That’s because I am human, M’Lord. I falter, M’Lord. That too because I am human, M’Lord. I err, M’Lord. That’s human too, M’Lord. M’Lord, I am blinded by ignorance and idiocy and this myopic condition is further aggravated by my Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism; but I am human, M’Lord.

      I was appointed a cheap editor in a not-so-famous rag for by a relative of the regime for licking their bottoms. I’ve have done enough shopping for the regime. There was a lot that I did not see and but there’s a lot that I described as I saw. And yet, God Buddha, there was much more that I was silent about with respect to the Rajapakshes. Oh Lord, I even wash their dirty linin (it’s an open secret), M’Lord.

      God Buddha, you see all, you hear all. You even hear our silences. You notice our frailties and the error of our choices. I know it is not mine to question and I ought to know that I am being tested. But God Buddha, I forget. I slip.

      In my ignorance and idiocy I forgot that we are all your followers that is myself, a Sinhala-Buddhist, those who share my faith and ethnic identity as well as those who don’t. They are your followers too God Buddha, those that people I call ‘friends’ call ‘enemy’. I judge when that’s what you have to do.

      Forgive me God Buddha for my presumptions.

      I have written false news supporting my masters (Rajapakshes), God Buddha. I’ve lied about my neighbor (Tamils). Indeed I’ve lied about my friends (Muslims). I’ve employed rhetoric and half-truths to cover up for the crimes committed by our armed forces and the Rajapakshes. I should call those who fish, fishermen; I should call those who are harmless, lambs; I should call those who commit genocide and crimes against humanity as, butchers and barbarians. I have not, God Buddha, and that’s because I chose to focus on the crimes committed by the Sinhala-Buddhist Barbarians, as perpetrated by ‘others’. I forgot God Buddha that in your teachings there are no ‘others’. I forgot God Buddha that charity begins at home. Forgive me, God Buddha. I will perform a Bodi Puja to invoke your blessings and forgiveness.

      I know about abductions by the Sinhala-Buddhist armed forces and disappearance of many civilians. I did not name the abductors ‘crime against humanity’ and I did not point them out either. I did not object. I know that some 100,000 Tamil civilians were butchered by our Sinhala-Buddhist armed forces with direct orders from GR. I never once called them ‘Sinhala-Buddhist Barbarians’. Instead God Buddha I poured invective on those who eventually survived. Those whom I deliberately misnamed ‘Ranaviru’ shot those who surrendered with white flags. I did not object, in fact I was happy. I ate kiribath to celebrate the killing of 100,000 innocent Tamil civilians I did not even admit to myself that these were acts that you God Buddha would abhor. Forgive me, God Buddha.

      I knew all along God Buddha that the INGOs, UN Agencies and diplomats of powerful nations worked tirelessly to get food, medicine and other essential supplies to the suffering people but the government did not allow. I know that there was an intention by the Sinhala-Buddhist government to kill all the Tamils (ethnic cleansing), the Government tried its best but was scared of Tamil Nadu. I know that the ‘Ranaviru’ pilfered whatever supplies that was allowed and starved those in whose name they falsely claimed to be liberating. I didn’t utter a word of objection. Forgive me, God Buddha.

      You know God Buddha that the United States of America and other countries raising concern about how the Sri Lankan Barbaric security forces operated during the war knew everything that happened. However, I have always spoke against them; I’ve not had the humility to acknowledge error. Forgive me, God Buddha.

      I lied about the numbers (it was 100,000), God Buddha. You know. I need not elaborate.

      Empower me God Buddha with that which I lack (brains), hone me God Buddha more closer to your image, give me the humility that you have in abundance, grant me the strength to submit to your teachings, receive me again and again with your incomparable love. Forgive me, again and again, so I could also learn to forgive, to forgive myself.

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      And I know who gave the bad journos free laptops and interest free loans.

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    “Lord,you may impose any punishment on me except ‘rehabilitation’.
    I wish to enter heaven in one piece,with no scars on my body or mind.
    I accept the verdict of the military despot ss final and binding,and Lord,please bless this scribe who reports on my travails”.

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    Not quite fair!

    Bishop (not Father) Rayappu Joseph has spoken up against Tiger atrocities. That he did despite possible consequences is creditable although some of us wish he had spoken out more. But he did while many of us were totally silent.

    Indeed, a similar satirical piece can be written about what the government is doing to us and many of us remaining silent.

    There seems to be a concerted attempt to target the Bishop. For example see the Asian Tribune Article (http://www.asiantribune.com/node/69590)by its editor (K.T. Rajasingham) which has a photograph of the Bishop which is clearly doctored to give the impression that he is behind the discovery of skeletons there.

    We all need to pray for his safety.

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      All know why Malinda still writing and Not Lasantha.
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      :-)

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      Bishop (not Father) Rayappu Joseph has spoken up against Tiger atrocities.

      Who invented Tamil Homeland ideology that spawned the Tigers though? Wasn’t it the likes of Bishop Rayappu, S.J.V. Chelvanayagam folks in TULF et al?

      Ethno-fascist ideas producers violent ethno fascists doesn’t it really hmm?

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      SRH HOOLE:

      How about Joseph rayappu hholding bank loot behind his altar ?

      did he talk about that too ?

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      SRH HOOLE:

      you criticize your children, your brothers and sisters but you know always you cover up as much as you can when it is ….

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      How many bank robberies and murders the Catholic Church planned? Catholic morons cry because of their lost of income from the LTTE criminals.

      Praying for criminals is always a Christian habit!

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      Many Catholics such as myself and members of my parish take pride in the fact that our priests stay quite clear away from politics compared to other religions. But when you have someone that clearly has no clue what he is saying let alone the definition of an ‘independent investigation’ and its consequences, then quite frankly I think you should be excommunicated for associating your political views with our religion.
      I’m sure many Buddhists would feel the same way with SOME of their priests that are unruly.

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    One hardly finds any Hindu Poosari among Tamil nazi. Although the Roman Catholic connection with the nazi is unmissable isn’t it really?

    The 2 jokers in Mannar and Jaffna along with the Tamil Rasputin Fr Emmanuel only the main ones. There are many smaller robed sprats always seen on a stage praising ‘Maaveerar!’.

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      a racist talking about other racists. -:)

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      The 2 jokers in Mannar and Jaffna along with the Tamil Rasputin Fr Emmanuel only the main ones. There are many smaller robed sprats always seen on a stage praising ‘Maaveerar!’.

      Well……. don’t you think that those 2 Jokers from north are much more civilized than herds from south in saffron robs who incite hatred towards minorities.????

      :-)

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      Six Tamil Hindu Iyers were killed by LTTE for renovating their temples with state aids but the catholic morons too got the same money from the state but not killed.

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    Contd:
    I know who went to UN in protest of extra judicial killings during the period 1989-1991
    I know about the Matale graves
    I know about Mannar graves
    I know about the information blockade and the people who are running from temple to temple for blessings from the all knowings
    I know I am the only voice of the voiceless in the N&E in Sri Lanka

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    In a parallel hell, GR confesses …..?

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    “…Lord, let me start with a disclaimer. I am frail, M’Lord. That’s because I am human, M’Lord. I falter, M’Lord. That too because I am human, M’Lord. I err, M’Lord. That’s human too, M’Lord. M’Lord, I am blinded by ignorance and arrogance and this myopic condition is further aggravated by my prejudices; I am human….

    You addressing your paymaster.laptop donator?

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    Yes Malinda, this is the key issue of the day. Not the church burnings, not the assaults on Muslims, not the economic corruption and not the nepotism and not the dismantling of the judicial system.

    As a senior journalist, you could write on any of the above. Your choice of topics speaks volumes about you. The only question is if you write about these because you are a coward and lackey to the Rajapaksas or if you are genuinely ignorant of the real threats to the long term future of Sri Lanka.

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    This epitome of gutless sycophancy has the nerve to try to put together satire about a man who is not an abject coward like he is! Wonders will NEVER cease and neither will this man’s (?) hypocrisy!

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    Dear “Linda Seneviratne”…..

    (Please refer to the final lines of Dr.Jagath’s recent article in CT why I call you like this..

    Most of the people after reading your article would be utterly irritated and would be thinking a lot about [Edited out].. That’s a natural phenomena when considering the writing ethics of yours..

    But I strongly believe that you deserve some recognition.. not for the skills you possess ( and you don’t possess any at all)… but for being a loser… someone who howls for his masters… for a piece of bone…
    and at least you are loyal to your masters who feed you…

    During the Nazi regime.. there were so many intellectuals (and you are not an intellectual at all…) in Germany who praised Adolf Hitler as the Aryan God.. and supported the Holocaust of Jews..

    That history repeats here in Sri Lanka also..
    Whoever speaks the truth… is brandished as a traitor..
    What else can we expect from the Rajapaksas… and their loyalists…

    Ok.. I directly come to my question..

    Do you feel quite proud for being a bitch to Rajapaksas..not selling your body to be fair.. but selling your own conscience…

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    Bishop Rayappu Joseph

    You evil little man
    You have now made me really mad
    And this is it for you!
    See what I’m going to do
    You broke the 9th Commandment:
    “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”
    Yet I was thinking of forgiving you
    Because everyone was scared of that demon Prabakaran,
    even me at times.
    I understood your fear of him
    I wanted to give you a second chance
    But now you have made me really mad
    By bringing the devil Hoole himself
    To plead on your behalf.
    And he too broke the same Commandment
    in defending you.
    This is the ultimate sin you could commit,
    this is the final act of disobedience that
    Any God would put up with.
    I order
    I command
    I condemn
    Go to hell
    You puny little coward
    along with that ambulance-chasing
    devil friend of yours.

    -GOD

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      You have too much time on your hands.

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        Kumu Eeswara

        “You have too much time on your hands.”

        With bigoted nano brain if I may add.

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        Kumu Eeswara

        Yes, you ditzy earthling-
        In my scheme of things,
        you are just a speck of cosmic dust
        as far as I’m concerned.
        Desist from blasphemy and
        govern yourself.
        Up here among white satin clouds
        I’m bored as hell
        since day seven.
        Rayappu and Hoole
        are my two favourite comedians
        of the “EARTH” sitcom.

        -GOD

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    You are a mouth piece of Sinhala chuvanists and mahinda regime . you not a genuine journelist . if southern journelist like you are not genuine there wont be peace in this country. do you know there are 90000 widows in nnorth and east. What is your opinion on Ravana balaya and BBS when they attack the churches and mosques . where were you ?can you able to raise your voice against BBS. You write like a third class racist you don’t seems to be an editor of a media

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    Linda (Linga) Seneviratne, leave Bishop Rayappu Joseph’s confession aside. What about your Confessions, slipper sucking MR and trying to cover up his misdeeds, what you try to attribute to others? Grow up man, grow up!

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    Oh Lord ! please let me know whether i have been absolved of my sins and that too of my other brotheren.i wait for thee to give me glad tidings….

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    It is an attempt to protect the “LIES OF RAJAPAKSE CRIMINALS BLOOD THIRSTY GENOCIDAL CRIMES” from a racist Sinhala Buddhist Malinda (Laptop). It clearly shows that they are afraid of truth coming out from international inquiry.

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    [Edited out] Joseph is a Tamil racist.

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    OMG…. this Rayappu & savundranayakan are on a course to create Martyrs out of innocent Catholics in Sri Lanka.

    God help us Catholics as we are not in truck with these Bi-shops.

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      Rajapakse brothers are there to eliminate innocent Catholics

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      Isn’t that good?

      Put them in boats and sink the boats.

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    Lap dog Malinda singing for his supper, shameless guy.

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    Father, please forgive Malinda as he knows not what he says or does!!!

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    Forgive Malinda Seneviratne Lord, he is an arrogant fool. He only has the courage to speak for the oppressor and not the oppressed. He only has courage to mock the marginalized while he enjoys the perks given him by the oppressors. He lacks the courage to criticize the wrong-doers, Lord.

    Lord, forgive him, for his knows not what he does!

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    Hey Malinda,

    Why don’t you write the confessions of Mahinda and Gota Rajapaksa? They have a lot to confess than the Bishop who is a witness to the many atrocities of the Rajapaksa regime.

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    The current issue with the bishops of Mannar and Jaffna is that they are alleged to have told Stephen J Rapp that the GOSL used cluster bombs and chemical weapons during the conflict with the LTTE. What concerns me is what evidence they have to support such a claim. Similar claims have been made before by others but hitherto no proof whatever has been produced.

    So, are the good bishops (a) stating something they know is NOT true or (b) making reckless accusations- not caring about the truth or otherwise of their statements ? Either case represents unacceptable conduct. These are allegations of a very serious nature.

    We – regardless of what our faith is – are entitled to expect that men of the cloth will be truthful.

    And how can Catholics continue to have faith in these clergymen if indeed they have chosen to state untruths or be reckless with the truth?

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    The two Bishops have challenged the skinheads to arrest them if they have evidence to prove they have made false statements.

    Malinda – In a parallel universe of course…
    Lord Buddha is probably thanking himself he was not a Sinhalese.

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    I don’t know who you refer to as ‘skinheads’ but even the bishops know that only the Police can carry out an arrest and that also only if someone has committed a crime or a warrant has been obtained. So, their challenges sound like a lot of meaningless bravado and a cynical exercise.

    It seems to me also that the bishops – especially Bishop Joseph – are not conducting themselves with the dignity consistent with their high office and are a source of embarrassment to Catholics in the island.

    It is also time they got their priorities right. What is more important – their religious obligations or their political activities? If they want to be major political activists they should resign their positions as bishops.

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