22 October, 2019

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Fourth Highest Suicide Rate In The World Recorded In Sri Lanka

The first ever comprehensive report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on suicides has ranked Sri Lanka as having the fourth highest suicide rates in the world.

SuicideAccording to the report that was released today, the suicide rate in Sri Lanka lies at a 28.8 for every 100,000 people against the global average of 11 per 100,000 persons. Sri Lanka has been ranked fourth out of a total of 172 countries.

While its findings have revealed that men are almost twice as likely as women to take their lives, the report has also noted that the plight highlighted in the report might be severely underplaying the actual situation due to poor data collection on suicides in most countries resulted by the stigma attached to the issue and due to suicides still being illegal in a handful of nations including Sri Lanka and India.

The report findings however have disclosed that criminalising suicide has not led to a decrease suicides or suicide attempts as seen by Sri Lanka as well as India (21 per 100,000) recording some of the higest suicides rates.

The most suicide prone countries have been recorded as Guyana (44.2 per 100,000) followed by North and South Korea (38.5 and 28.9 per 100,000). The report findings also state that a person commits suicide for every 40 seconds and is teh second leading cause of deaths in the world.

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    It is not surprise that Sri Lanka tops on various important things like worst place for journalists, worst human right violator, worst war crimes, using rape as a method of war, corrupted and worst democratic nation.

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      What about worst place for drunkeness! Next, gambling.

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    MaRa was aiming for Miracle of Asia,
    this must be a bonus for him. I am sure he will call for presidential election on the back of this

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    it has to do with buddhist faith

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      It has to do with circumcision

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        Hi Canna. I don’t think so. Many of those nations with almost all of its citizens circumsized are some of the best, most prosperous and richest nations to live in the world. The suicide rate in those Muslim countries is zilch. Virtually unheard of. I bet the high suicide rate has to do with either Mahavamsa folklores, or the Buddhist teachings itself? Poor souls. May they find solace through attonement in their rebirth.

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    Oh lord Buddha, when these Sinhala modayas going to wake up.
    WISH THEM WELL SOON THEY SHOULD ACHIEVE NO 1 IN THE WORLD….

    Native vedda over to you….

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    Of course!

    SL has the highest number of suicide bombers. More than Iraq or Palestine.

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      T. Modaya

      Yes, I agree with you and encourage our Aadambaraka Thatha, Jathiye Pin-Piya go and claim for the first place in this event as well.

      “Natte Idan Goma”

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        Lapatiya & J.Muthu

        The ranking of incidents of rape, suicide, corruption, alcoholism, murder, media freedom, election related violence, ballot rigging, ……. should be reviewed.

        The model that is being used to calculate such incidents are deliberately skewed against this island, hence the country is being permanently marked down.

        I suspect there is an international conspiracy to undermine our achievement. We should be ranked first.

        Could you take up this issue with UN.

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    Suicide is illegal? How exactly does one punish a dead man?

    And even if the poor sod survives, throwing someone who is mentally stricken to the point of taking their life, in jail (or whatever punishment our outdated and irrelevant justice system deems right) is hardly the answer.

    Christ, no wonder this country can’t get its shit together.

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    It’s something to do with Anagarika Dharamapala.

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    Great news! We should be proud of our Development. Why don`t we celebrate ?

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    Must be an imperialist plot. How can this be true when we are doing so bloody well.

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    Buddhism promotes negativism, and there is no repentance. only endless dying and rebirth concept. and in the end nirvana which is no existence. where is the positiveness in this concept. end suicide. fools will follow

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      …because only buddhists commit suicide.

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      sure believing in a Fake god and killing unbelievers does promote all that is good in humanity . Idiot !!!

      Cheers

      Abhaya

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      ‘and in the end nirvana which is no existence’

      Nonsense. Read up on Buddhism before posting crap.

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    Kidding it’s ok but why does he/she the dead by killing himself need a further punishment here? Watch out! No one has the right to take another person’s life without a just cause nor his own life for whatever cause which the God gave. Who ever does so there will be severe punishment in the Hereafter which is to come after his/her death. A person who suicides himself/herself will do the same act again and again with no end in the Hereafter. For example if somebody dies stabbing himself he will be stabbing and dying continuously. Each time he will be given life and he will be continuing stabbing himself to death. So what punishment does a person need more than this? May God save all of us and guide us to the straight path.

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      Ameen.

      My prayer. May all of Sri Lanka become a Muslim nation and save it from these ignomities, where drunkedness, gambling dens, suicide rates, wickedness are all on the rise. Let them all realize where Buddhism is leading them and start realizing Islam’s true teachings and come into the fold of Islam (just like many in the ME where they have converted after living with Muslims), and let this country turn a new leaf to become a better and more prosperous nation of Muslims in the near future.

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        Marawn, don’t be ridiculous. I thought many of your posts were sensible until now. You are very ignorant of Buddhism and Islam.

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        Like Ethiopia Chad or Mali.

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    We dont care if this number goes up , the Tamils for eelam should heed this call and self immolate as much as possible . NV , AVB , Rajash Thiru and all other losers please take heed .

    cheers

    Abhaya

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      Abhaya

      “We dont care if this number goes up”

      Who is going to pay child support to your children and alimony to your wife?

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    To Marvan: Muslims? You are asking Buddhists to embrace Islam? Bloody idiot. Don`t you know that your own people got divided into two sects immediately after the death of Mohammed over the leadership and started killing amongst themselves. Shia & Sunni. Even Mohammed`s own daughter was killed in the massacre. Moslems are the most uncultured and the bloodiest lunatics ever to have appeared on this earth – more beastly than even Assyrians. Religious fanatics full of hatred towards other religious and beliefs. Drug peddlers, butchers. rapists , thugs, rogues, sodomites, et al. Do understand that Buddhism and Buddhists are two different entities.

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    To diogenes, Little learning is dangerous.

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    To Diogenes.You may accuse the people for no man is perfect including you and me but not the religion. Whether you like it or not Islam is the only religion acceptable in the sight of the Creator who created you and me and the whole of Universe. Mind your words before you write comments.Without knowing don’t dare to comment. It is ignorant.

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      reply to diogenes

      “Creator who created you and me and the whole of Universe.”

      Where is he/she/it now? He must be a runaway irresponsible absentee father, should pay child support.

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    Vedda you should mind your words. Don’t think you are very smart but you are extremely ignorant. It sounds like you are a product of what you said to your Creator ‘runaway irresponsible absentee father” You dare to criticise your Creator and one could guess what type of an ungrateful man you are! Vedda, God doesn’t have such human attributes. That’s why we call Him our Creator. Wait!You will realise who your Creator is very soon for whatever accusation you do! After realising if you correct yourself it is good for you and if you still persists in your foolish belief, worst will be your distination. No one can help you more than you yourself. We are all human beings so it is our duty to remind people like you to save yourselves from the hell fire. If you choose not to then it is your fate. Their is no compulsion in the religion. God has given you free thinking and will so choose where you would go.Vedda, than wasting your time writing rubbish here, go and read the one an only holy Book and others(including your scripture (untwisted one) if you have one to call so)to find out why you are here and where you will end up.Our Creator knows the nature of each an every one of us. If God wills, you will be guided.To err is human and that’s why we call this type of species humans. By the way we don’t approve all the wrong things what people do claiming them to be Muslims because these are not what the religion teaches.So we condemn them. Some of them are not educated and they don’t know what the religion preaches, some with misunderstandings, some may take the law in their hands as a revenge for the injustice that happened and happening(which is not taught by the religion) And besides there are lot of powerful nation (disbelievers)behind them (disguised)to do things in the name of Islam.And media is in their hands. Out of 1.5 billion Muslims the majority are peace lovers. So without the knowledge of what is in the Holy Book quoting things out of context nobody has the right to accuse the pure religion. If somebody does that it is their downfall!

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      reply to vedda

      You too are hearing voices in your head.

      Please seek medical advice before turning into Vibushana.

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    Reply to Diogenes:”created you and me and the whole universe” ha ha ha! Creater? If anybody created this ugly world full of vice,terror,bloodshed, hatred, suffering, Jilmarts, and killing in the name of a nonexistant creater he should be none other than the great Shaitan himself! Surely nobody created either me or the universe. You may be an exception.

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    “reply to vedda”
    I say, please keep your creater to yourself and don`t expect us to pay homage that criminal because we do not beleive in this`Creation` nonsense. Fair enough?

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    Deogenes!All things what you see and enjoy around you has a manufacturer, or a maker only humans and this universe came to be from nowhere? Hah hah hah.Your knowledge is that much. If you have chosen to go to hell nobody can help you. We can only pity you.I cannot even wish you all the best because it is the worst place for one to go.

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    Vedda, People who are mad will always tell others are mad. That is a universal fact.

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      reply to vedda

      “That is a universal fact.”

      I don’t accept it. Therefore prove it to me.

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    In fact several years ago, Jaffna was ranked as having the highest rate of suicide before the war! The came the suicide squads.!! Sathi is glorified in Hinduism.
    This is not with intention of bringing shame on Tamils! But people don’t have the right to categories as Modaya s or those circumcised!, with the intention of shaming an ethnic group. It is true that the concept of rebirth may have an influence such as in Japan!
    Open your eyes ….. suicide is not necessarily confined to a particular community!

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    Suicide pre war in Jaffna

    Trop Med Int Health – Page(s) 266-73 Epidemic of self-poisoning with seeds of the yellow oleander tree (Thevetia peruviana) in northern Sri Lanka.

    Sreeharan N, Putharasingam S, Ranjadayalan K, Satkurunathan K, Ganeshamoorthy J (1985) Yellow oleander poisoning – clinical manifestations and prognostic criteria. Jaffna Medical Journal 20, 100 101.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3350448

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    No matter how much attempt one puts in one cannot make the mad understand.So I will not waste my time any more to make the mad understand.

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      reply to vedda

      “No matter how much attempt one puts in one cannot make the mad understand.”

      Yet I will try my best.

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    to understand?

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    One of The main reason suicide rate is high in Sri Lanka . Sri Lanka been being carrying world BURDEN . Such as central environmental authority, CENTRAL General immigration and emigration office, CENTRAL family court supposed to be in Sri Lanka not in UK as this is because UK has no registrar office all big fake. Then south Korea Japan China India and many others are industrial revolution? People been slaved to pump goods, food to west . West been slaughtering intellectual from all around the WORLD and running BREEDING FACILITIES for long time,. ALSO kept the WORLD in darkness for long term time. Such as Foreign and Commonwealth Office is a big cheat…only way out world have to get the United Kingdom of World Right. Rather than building them selves adding additional burden.

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    The biggest mental health hospital angoda hospital situated in Sri Lanka

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    Foreign and Commonwealth Office STAFFS should be checked at these hospitals before taking job at FCO

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