20 October, 2017

Fireworks In Cabinet: Mahinda Asks Hakeem To Decide On His Future With The Govt

It is reported that President Mahinda Rajapaksa lashed out at Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem at the recent Cabinet meeting demanding that he and his party decides whether they would wish to remain within the government. The President’s wrath has been incurred by what is widely speculated to be a document that was given by some SLMC members to UN Human Rights Council chief Navi Pillay during her visit to Sri Lanka in August 2013. The document cited hundreds of attacks on Muslim and Christian places of worship. Navi Pillay’s recent report at the UNHRC had cited the SLMC document as evidence of the Rajapaksa’s regimes anti minority activities.

Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem

Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem

It is well known that the anti Muslim and anti Christian campaigns launched by groups such as the Bodu Bala Sena and Ravana Balakaya have been getting the approval and patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the ruling regime. The leading Sinhala nationalists within the government,  Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka and Wimal Weerawansa had raised questions about the SLMC document at the Cabinet meeting. President Rajapaksa, who align with these elements within his Cabinet rather than with how own more moderate party, the Sri Lankan Freedom Party, have lambasted the SLMC and its leader Hakeem.

A visibly angry President Rajapaksa had asked Minister Hakeem about the document given to Pillay. Minister Hakeem had told the President that in as much as the President did not have control over some of the UPFA members he too had no control over some of SLMC members. He had told the President that it was not him but the SLMC Secretary who had given the document to Ms. Pillay. It was at this point that President Rajapaksa had asked Minister Hakeem to decide whether he wished to continue as a minister in the UPFA Government.

Interestingly the Rajapaksa regime has never denied its involvement with the Buddhist groups such as the Bodu Bala Sena or the Ravana Balakaya which have openly carried out numerous attacks against minorities.

It is also interesting that at the UNHRC last year all the Muslim countries either voted with Sri Lanka or abstained. The United States has cited the State sponsored attacks against Muslims to lobby these countries to vote with them this year. It would be interesting to see how countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE etc. view these latest developments where the minorities in this country are targeted by State sponsored groups.

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    ‘You can fool some people for some time but not all the people all the time’. This saying seems to be becoming a reality in our friend Rauf Hakeems case and the SLMC too. Rauf and his party has been playing ‘ball’ only Muslim issues quite too long. Now a little bit of change is being noticed mostly due to the ‘new trends’ emerging withing the Muslim civil society with more and more intellects and others like coming together to address the issues of the community. Therefore Muslim politicians and parties fear challlenges to their methods of operation and are compelled to take ‘some political risks’ by rasing concerns of the community. Another situation that provides this opportunity to Hakeem and the likes is the signs of creaks coming from the powerful boat with strong local and international tidal waves threatening its smooth sailing.

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      I think its time Muslims dumped SLMC altogether. So much of things have happened against Muslims and the so called political leaders have been no where to be seen. If they had a grevience that was for their own good.
      If they do decide to they can turn to JVP and TNA both these parties have stood up for Muslims in parliament more than SLMC.

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        I say “things have happened against Muslims” even in Muslim countries.

        If happening means restricting the basic rights of Muslims such as taking away the liberty to have a headscarf then it is happening in France and many Christian countries in Europe.

        If happening means demolishing minarets, leveling mosque to ground, exhuming dead bodies of Muslim saints, burning homes of Muslims, killing Muslims, then it has happened in Sri Lanka but it was done not by Buddhists but by Muslim Wahhabi and Thawheed thugs against Sufis.

        If happening means writing graffiti, throwing stones and smoke bombs at mosques, beating Muslims and etc then it has been happening in every western country including F UK the US and et al that accuse Sri Lanka for discriminating Muslims.

        Christians in Sri Lanka too should ask themselves whether their fellow Christians are safer in Sri Lanka than the Christians in Muslim countries like Pakistan. I say that because there are Pakistani Christian refugees seeking asylum in Sri Lanka right now.

        Not a single Muslim or Christian or Hindu had been maimed let alone died in the recent past in Sri Lanka as a result of BBS or SR or any action by Buddhist group. However it is no secret that BBS, SR and all other Buddhist groups are against any type of forced conversion and conversion through bribe.

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        The thinking needed for the change in Sri Lanka’s political culture seems to be emerging from the JVP and TNA, particularly observing the views of Vingeswaran and Sumanthiran. JVPs programme to interact with intellects is another positive development. If closely observed there are groups within the Muslim community, although not mucch noticable, who are turning towards new approaches in politics while there is new thinking among the Musllim intellects as well. As such it will not be a surprise that Muslims will not only dump the SLMC but most of the exsiting politicians excepting just a few. Those of the likes of Azath Sally and Mujibur Rahman might receive some accommodation.

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          From what you comment on to this and other threads, give us the feeling that you are a lanken muslim. But why is that you seem to be active in lanken politics by helping your community rather tahn just adding your views here. What is clearly seen in your community is lack of qualified ones to pass the message across. The few they own are caught by Rajapakshes through spent perks. I thought Sadath Salley could give it a lead- but since he was arrested seem to have turn to passive – being fallen into silence mode.

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            I do play an active role in Sri Lanka poltics and in helping my community; but do not align with any political party or for that matter advertise what I am doing.

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      Nothing to be surprised about.

      Hashim and hisfriends will vote after looking at which direction the thoppiya is turning that morning.

      Nothing has changed with Thambi selfishness.

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      I think Muslim representatives like Raauf are being instrumental by MR and thugs to send a totally different message to the world;which is that muslims appearantly support the rulers and they cant stand against the crimes deliberately being planed by rulers using buddhist religious forces. These representatives are being fed with perks but taking their all important departmental tasks away from them. Latter is the reason muslim so called powerufl ministers to look powerful but their tasks stay far away from near to any success. The man Raauf failed to react at the time muslim girl was beheaded, provably hers could have been saved if govt paid it a wholehearted reaction.

      Schicksaal (fate) of muslims of today are seen as if Hakeem or Azwer alone made it. But behind the scenes almost every brutal mechanisms of MR and thugs were present. This they did also with other men like NFF leader or JHU men – did and have been doing. They just use their support to depict an 2/3 parliamentary mandate – but sucking their blood brutally.

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    Shameless!

    He will never leave govt.

    If UNP is in power he will join UNP. If SLFP is in power he will join SLFP.

    Shameless!

    Modi wants SL govt to kick out Muslims. SL govt has no choice.

    Obama wants the same thing.

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      IC so now Modi is fuku-fuku jarapassa holes ha ha ha. :) Too big for Modi though.
      So interesting to see Hundus are wacking the Buddist modapassas.
      It looks like padashow king is screwing himself.
      An idiot is an idiot no matter what.

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      Fukushima,
      And everybody is powerless to do it and leaves people like
      you to live forever with the gases from from their wind
      tubes!!!

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    even MR defended attacking of muslims in a tv interview saying when muslims raped nunder age girl and people retaliated.

    so where would muslims escalate their grivences.
    of course UN, US et..

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    Anyway Hakeem is a hostage taken by MR as many other bought out politicians.
    if MR wants him to throw out he would be happy to leave MRs mafia team. -:)

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      Sumith,
      Rauff Hakeem is badly caught in Kumari’s death and his fear is over the digging of the files of Kumari. Hakeem is an opportunist without any policy. We can see the real drama after the Provincial elections. MR’s government is likely to be toppled and people can witness the dances of these clowns.

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        Sumith, can you highlight what the criminal Hakeem did to poor Kumari that led to her suicide, did Chandrika intervened to save Hakeem?

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    The people of Sri Lanka are today paying the price for Rauf Hakeen’s , and subsequently the SLMC’s decision to support the 18th amendment for a price, they acted like mercenaries of the worst type.

    Both cannot redeem themselves from this sin. Even, at this point in time Hakeem has no guts to say that crimes have been committed against the Muslim minority! I will be remiss if I do not praise the TNA fir its unequivocal condemnation of the violence mounted against the Muslims and the evangelical Christians in recent times.

    Such are our political leaders and parties!

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      Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

      Most Politicians rarely serve the people. Some have a conscience while others commercialise. It’s futile to blame Politicians rather the blame should be directed to those people who elect them. Most People elect Politicians based on their ethnic and religious beliefs. The system of governance is rigged to the core.

      “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.”

      — John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot

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        Yes, what Dr. R. Narendran says is correct. The TNA is really emerging as a political force that talks for not only the Tamils and Muslims but for the whole country. They are settting a new trend in Sri Lanka Politics. While the JVP too has come out with a programme benefitting all the people and the country, it appears that there would be a situation the the TNA and JVP could work together for the larger interest of the country.

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      Narendran,
      You have conveniently forgotten about the Tamil tiger attack on Muslim worshippers in Kattankudy mosque and how they chased out Muslims from Jaffna and how LTTE proxy TNA kept their silence. You may be against LTTE on some personal grounds. But ideologically, you’re also a LTTE sympathizers like the TNA. So do not shed crocodile tears for Muslims now. Most Muslims live with Sinhalese and do their business with them. So, for the greater good of the Muslims, the Muslim Congress has to align with those that in power and also whoever will come to power and share power with them the best way they could. Hakim has no choice. Unlike Tamils, Hakim will have to sort out his party problems and fall in line with MR for the greater good of Muslims. We do not want to be in the shoes of Tamils (TNA and its sympathizers). You must understand that we Muslims have different aspirations to that of Tamils.

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        Mus,

        I was only referring to the response of the TNA to the recent wave of anti Muslim activities.

        Dr.RN

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        Mus seems to conveniently forget Muslims lived harmoniously with Tamils in the North for centuries. They invited trouble for themselves when some of the more radicalised young among them acted as spies for the SL Army, which is now openly admitted.
        The lives lost in the Kattankudy attack is sad and unfortunate.
        But it is now proved during Ashraff’s time as Shipping Minister he had caused the surreptitious movement of several shipments of arms from the Colombo Port to the Muslim areas in the East. These are suspected to be supplied by Pakistan’s ISI. The idea is
        believed to be to open a Pakistani front against South India with local Muslim support once Sri Lanka descends to total anarchy at that time. The LTTE seems to have received information some of these arms were stored in places of worship there.

        Hooker

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        Mus, on the issus referred to by you –
        1. Killing of the Muslims by the LTTE is an unforgettable crime indeed, but should not we find the cirucumstances and those who created the circumstances. If done there could be many skeletons in the cupboard.
        2. The TNA was born long after the said incident and the circumstances when the LTTE was around was not condusive for the TNA talk about it. Should not this be considered.
        3. While complaining of the silence of the TNA why then point an accusing finger on DR. N. for expressing his concerns on some issues that affect the Muslims. Should not he be welcomed. It will be observed that persons like Sampanthan and Sumanthiran in recent times expressing regrets on what the LTTE tnen did to the Muslims and it will noticed that several leading Tamil personalities have come to the defence of the Muslims.
        3. Yes, we live with the Sinhalese and the ordinary Sinhala people are not offensive in any way to the Muslims but it the Sinhala-Buddhist communal entity within the Sinhala community manipulates attacks on the Muslims by misleading a section of the Sinhalese. Cannot we understand that it is not the issue of differences and conflicts between the ordinary Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim peoople, but is the manipulation of differences and conflicts by political interests.
        3. Neither the Muslims nor any other community should be in the shoes of another communiity, what is necessary is the understanding by one and another of the needs and aspirations of the other community and solve them through peaceful means without caving into the manipulations of corrupt politicians.

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      Dr Nar
      I guess you will not disagree with me if I said that the sin
      is in the struggle of all political parties in our country
      being unsuccessful in coming to terms with the purpose of real
      democracy that is in the hands of each and every citizen of the
      west while ours is in the hands of a couple of hundred egoists
      who are called leaders and politicians.I think this is the
      prime curse.A major obstacle in the path of freedom,the west
      successfully removed and we successfully still maintain
      altogether is the myths which we all die to uphold and maintain
      as more precious than our most precious lives.Can I also ask
      you not to forget more than 67 UNPers serving the nation
      (themselves)in the govt,becoming patriots.Navi Pillay came to
      investigate,she was allowed into the country and she was
      allowed to meet anybody and that was all democracy but helping
      her with facts were treachery?Believe me Nar,Hakeem did not
      volunteer,he was cornered by Pillay’s visit.Hakeem can not
      claim credit for this from Muslim community for this and MR
      can not find fault with Hakeem for saving himself from Muslims
      and International community by unfolding what’s already in the
      world media.If I was Hakeem,I would have asked MR why on earth
      he allowed Pillay into his kingdom!I also have another thing in
      my mind that,this could be an election propaganda drama to
      boost Hakeem’s image as well as JHU and the SLFP among their
      respective communities.

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    Eastern Provincial Council election was in September 2012. Dambulla Mosque was attacked in January. Ruff Hakeem used the mosque attack to win the election. Then he joined the UPFA. During the election, did muslims asked if Hakeem, who was a minister of the government during the attack too, funded the mosque attack through the UPFA for the purpose of winning the election. They would not have.

    Now King is asking who leaked the plot? Hakeem, with all due respect to the King, has answered to the King that it is not he. There is no way Hakeem can reply to King, “It is irrelevant that how or by whom it was leaked. As far as UN is over the Countries’ Government in certain matters of the rights issue of minorities, the Muslim minorities have the right to report to UN. In any fair investigation, if the government was found of not guilty, then there is no need for the King to treat a minister like a pig in the mud”. This what King did when GLP was at Geneva after Mahinda Samarasinghe set up on him.

    A Minister is a person elected by people. He/She deserve some professional treatment in the cabinet, by fellow ministers, president and prime minister. The Sri Lankan criminals, after murdering, stealing and doing other crimes, to seek impunity from those crimes, accept the ministerial posts to do the Hitman job for the GOSL. This is how they have redefined the respect for the Minister Post. Other criminals in the cabinet demanded the Prime Minister should resign over some crimes. Now, this minister has been accused of not having confidentiality. This minister, in turn, did not promise to the government to uphold the confidentiality. Instead, he pointed out that the other parties in the government also lack professionalism, so his party too should be allowed to be loose on this issue. He has refused to take any action on the member of his party who broke the rule of confidentiality. What he did was he simply said to the king “all in the members of the government misbehave, we always accept that, what is big deal when a SLMC member misbehaved”. King could not argue against that, so asked the minister and his party to leave the government as a retaliatory revenge.

    When the minister came out of the Cabinet What he said is this. He said this how we behave in the government, it is quite normal for us, it is fault of the Media who blow this out of proportion. After all, it is largest cabinet in the world’s history, so somebody has to invent a technique to keep it in form.

    My question to Rauff Hakeem is what is his answer to Eastern Province Muslim people from whom when wanted to get the votes, he promised to them that he would go against the government and would seek justice for the prayer places damaged by the government sponsored thuggery organizations. Is he still promising to go and seek justice? How he is going to do it when the King is treated him like this when the King heard that one of his party member has attempted to seek justice by a perfectly acceptable legal way? If minister has to be forced to resign on this, how is he going to seek justice. If the GOSL part of justice is in question, why the minister is refusing to let go the justice minister post?

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      You’re shedding crocodile tears for Muslims. DO YOU REMEMBER how many Muslim were killed when Tamil tigers attacked the worshippers in that mosque in Kattankudy? Let Hakim look after our interest.

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        Absolutely!

        But, let me ask you question. Are Rauff Hakeem himself?

        Because the spelling you are using (Hakim) suggesting some thing suspicious.

        Listen, not just Hakeem, even King Gemunu, BBS everybody want to take care of Muslims. We Tamils have to leave it at that point.
        In Tamil they say “Arasanai nampi purusanai kaividdaalaam”. The woman gave up the lifelong husband to go with Gemunu King one day”

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        Is he really looking after your interests ?

        Are u sane or how can we some sinhalaya get this ?

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    Hakeem is a shameless politician and ideal guy to be the Minister of Justice

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      His is a curse for the position – MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

      A country whose adminsitration has only been making the word JUSTICE is a foreign word while impunity is being given the priority, Rulers to abuse
      the muslim representatives to this task are more than pathetic. MR´s is a born crule person to create this kind of clashes between muslim community and majotarian folks.

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    Well I see it differently – Come next general election the only meteorites who will be in The government and Cabinet are Faizer Mustafa and Muzamil. and Tamils only Thondaman/Karuna & Douglas .

    If the plans worked out as they rate it is been worked as with Wimanal weerawanse, Muzamail ,Faizer Mustafa , The JHU with open support from Namal Rajapakshe and The MOD , yes there will only be one political party in the parliament The UPFA ,no opposition, actually I am myself a bit surprised to find out I did a study on my own standing on the road with about 50 people they were very honest , they agree economic conditions are hard but they say they are used to it ,it does not make much of an impact as the Muslims have been always robbing their country, in ways of cheating the Tax dept , under valuing and smuggling goods into the country , smuggling drugs and bribing and corrupting the innocent sinhalaese Buddhist because they are poor and they believe on Mahinda can save the country and the people from the Muslims and they do not mind the suffering as long as Mahainda can take the economy away from hands of The Muslims and make Colombo 100% Sinhalese , they believe the government must acquire all the Muslim properties in Colombo ,including business and homes and move all of the east er province .

    It seems The JHU has made a promise to implement this is the secure at least 20% seats in the parliament ,actually this will be good for Muslims too they can live they way they want , their women can wear the ninja masks too without any harassment , and no need for the kids to go to school as it is haram to study western education LOL..

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      Anton = You must be having your brains in between the two lower cheeks discharging the very feces you consume.

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      Tadpole (゜゜)~ Mahainda can take the economy away from hands of The Muslims and make Colombo 100% Sinhalese ,(゜゜)~

      ….COBBLER’S AWLS!!

      */* OINK,OINK! KEEP GRUNTING BUT COLOMBO WILL NEVER BELONG TO SOUTHERN PIGS

      NAKED FASCISM THUG-MONKS!

      */* STICK TO YOUR STYSCRAPER!

      O:-) Biswal had included corruption charge against the Lankan government, presumably being fully armed with extensive and reliable information about the widespread corruption for which the present government is responsible.

      Investments by Sri Lankan individuals, companies, or the Sri Lankan Government in secret Swiss accounts totalled more than 85 million Swiss Francs in 2011. While liabilities listed against Sri Lanka were 44 million Swiss Francs in the same year, official data from the Swiss National Bank show. ~゜・_・゜~ 

      Recently, UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella declared in Parliament that about 400 powerful government henchmen have stashed away plundered money in Swiss Bank accounts. ~゜・_・゜~ 
      ______

      Since of late America has learnt that the best way to counter nationalistic fervour stirred up by recalcitrant political leaders in such countries is to use their corruption as a weapon to attack and suppress them.

      When the common masses in such countries become aware that the leaders they have vowed to protect from American attacks are in reality plunderers and squanderers of their country’s wealth, they feel the Americans are justified in trying to expel them from power for the greater good of the people.

      In orchestrating the events leading to the downfall of Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Gadaffi in Libya, America used their corruption as its main weapon for attacking their dictatorial regimes.

      In such a scenario, people will give their seal of approval for the American actions to get rid of such leaders. In recent times, several media reports revealed details about secret bank accounts of Sri Lankans maintained in Swiss banks.

      “☻/
      /▌
      / \

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    Sorry correction -oh this damn Google spell check & correction is a mess.

    meteorites to be read as MINORITIES
    =====================================

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      Anton,you should be also sent to outer space by the virgin boss.

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        Anta is already on his way to the outer space.

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    “Minister Hakeem had told the President that in as much as the President did not have control over some of the UPFA members he too had no control over some of SLMC members.”

    Good one hakeeem.Whats good for the goose is good for the gander too.

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      SLFP is the President’s party not UPFA.

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        mechanic,what about his brother the defacto president and patron of Bodu balu sena.Does president have no control over him too.Since he likes to be the new born baby who does not know anything about what is happening around him,SLMC should officially present a choopee,the thing i see babies sucking on,so that he gets the message.

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        mechanic,also he can tell modawansa and chimpanzika ranawaka whether they want to be ministers or not can’t he,if he does not approve of their antics.The identical words he used on hakeem.Double standards.

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    ceylonese .the term does not exist anymore ask brit to give you asylum soon,and shankar pack your poteniya we will put you in a kala thorni and dispatch to ramswerum – lai will pick you up.you,ha,ha ,ha

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      anton the astronaut
      I will give 10000 dollars to the boatman and change course to australia.

      Anyway no meteorite collisions in rameshwaram.You can also pick the brains of steven hawkins,your only fellow passenger(unless mahinda and gota book their tickets to escape the hague),because you don’t have any brains and in return because he is in a wheelchair,clean his arse etc.

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    Look at his eyes ….Balal Ass (light colored eyes) Never trust a Lankan with light eyes .

    They are invariable double crossing reptiles…..this is a golden rule.

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    all here happy dreaming- but no one on earth can touch The Rajapakshe family ,his own government and his Country which nobody care to save ,but he did.

    All The Sinhala people are grateful to him and under obligation, if not of our King we wont have a country ,Muslim and Tamil will divide and make us slaves.

    Un can go to hell they a big jokers today ,they are fully bankrupt ,they have no money even to pay their staff ,even to run EU,Britain ,USA <Australia they all are borrowing money from China , chins is next king of the world , they are Gods , they are now ruling the world ,like in Burma we must chase all the Muslims and Tamils out and bring Good Chinese Buddhist people, give them good Jobs, nationality , land and build a special Sri Lankan Buddhist Military unit to whack all these sudu buggers who do not was their backs and walk around with all the Bactria and spread deceases, all the Tamils and Muslims also after living in suda countries don't was their pukas , they use news paper to wipe.\

    Bloody traitors , they work like dogs cleaning toilets there and get a passport then come here with pol kudu accent

    I demand The President to cancel all the Double nationalities they take double nationality and rob our country and betray our country ,these double nationalities are the biggest spies and passing all the information and carrying documents to UN.

    I hate The government for giving double nationality ,by doing that they are insulting our country and encouraging the enemies to spy on our country and these fellows come here and treat out people very badly always bad mouthing Sinhala Buddhist and our country .

    cancel all the double nationalities and just give them long stay pass renewable every five years

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    Let us give The Sri Lankan Muslims same treatment like in Burma ,best solution .

    Let them start with the ones living close to illegally built Mosques especially in dehiwala( in dehilwala in atediya alone (more than 20 ilegal mosques) , bamabalapitiay .. and walampitya .

    give same treatment like in bosni country for gonibilas ,bosni also russia country Muslim invaded , and chase all the thambiyas from pettah .

    Thabmiys from Jaffna now after returning with duo nationalities acting as spies for UN .

    I hate Thambiyas ..

    This is our Buddhist Country , I have worked alot in dehiwala to impletement law and v.good oder, I will make sure all the Mosque in my area demolished . wait till Our member become CM for WP, we will teach you Thambiy a good lesson for betraying our country , you don’t have any palce to run in dehiala remember

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    It is plain stupidity to assume that only Hakeem’s document would provide Pillay the information about Minority’s plight in Sri Lanka especially at the hands of BBS and Regime affiliated extremist groups. The whole world was witnessing via TV and electronic media, Twitter and FB the saga the minority communities underwent at the hands of robed extremists in the presence of Police as well, who were standing idle without stopping the injustice taking place before their naked eyes. Examples, Fashion Bug, Grandpass Mosque, Dambulla Mosque and so many other Christian places of worship as well including statues, not to mention the vily campaign depicting the word Allah in a pig. All these were done with Police presence and state patronage. Now to cry foul with Hakeem is absolutely of no use. I am of course not in any way aligned with Hakeem, for the monumental damages he has caused to our community, by aligning with this brute regime. At least now let him come to his senses, without sacrificing the community for his survival.

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    Though it is outright disparaging, it is good CT
    gives some space to people like Nishantha do or
    die Buddhist.

    He seems neither a doer or the kind who would ever
    want to die for a cause. There was not one during
    the successive Eelam wars.

    But what is shocking is this – Did Lord Buddha preach
    such hatred? Does the Dhamma say that Buddhists should
    hate others who believe in different religions?

    Aren’t they the sayings of a few extremist politicians
    and their toe suckers? This guy, whoever it is, is strongly
    proving one point beyond doubt – there is NO MORE religious
    tolerance in Sri Lanka.

    Ditta Dhamma Vedaneeya Kamma will catch up with you one
    day Nishanthe. Your tribe is a disgrace to any religion.

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    Nonesense! Even if this chap is bodily KICKED OUT, he will fall on the feet of the President and want to remain. These fellows “live” selling the religion. Even now he has come out with the story of President scolding just to win some sympathy from the Muslims in the elections. He little realises that the Muslims are waiting with brooms and old footware to give them a warm welcome for the “treachery” and “sellout of the community” for their personal wellbeing and benefits!!!!

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    Rauf Hakeem – has served no one but himself
    As a Minister of Justice he had done Zero and not said a single word about the religious attacks and shooting of innocent protesters etc
    Now he claims he has no control over his party members..

    Awaiting to see all the Muslims again vote for him

    :-)

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