22 October, 2020

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Gota Blames Tamil-Muslim Insularity For Rise Of Sinhala Hardline Movements

Under pressure internationally to address the country’s human rights situation four years after the defeat of the LTTE Secretary to the ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa today warned of new terror threats, the rise of Muslim extremism and said minority insularity was resulting in the emergence of hardline Sinhala groups in Sri Lanka.

Gota with BBS monk Gnanasara

Addressing the Defence Seminar 2013 in Colombo, the  Secretary MOD said Muslim Fundamentalism was spreading all over the world and in this region. “This is a situation that our Law Enforcement agencies and Security Forces are concerned about, particularly as there have been instances where extremist elements were found in transit in Sri Lanka and were arrested and handed over to appropriate authorities. The possibility that such extremist elements may try to promote Muslim extremism in Sri Lanka is a cause for concern,” Rajapaksa said.

The Secretary MOD said that Tamil and Muslim minority communities were growing increasingly insular, choosing to identify themselves more with Tamils in Tamil Nadu or the global Muslim community, resulting in a lack of integration with the rest of the population in Sri Lanka.

“One of the consequences of the increasing insularity amongst minority ethnic groups is the emergence of hard line groups within the majority community,” Rajapaksa said, referring to several Sinhala hardline groups that have mushroomed in the recent past that have been implicated in rising intolerance and violence against the Muslim population.

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    Why CT is not posting any Articles about Wigneswaran saying LTTE is not a terrorist outfit or Some other Tamil politician saying that they want weapons now.

    Good for Tamils they can start running for another 30 years.

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    I don’t have words to describe him. He is sure a nut and mental case. Power has absolutely corrupted him to the core. Its the pure greed for power and the urge to stay in power is making him to do all these. To get the majority Sinhala Buddhist to support them, his is doing all these. The Muslims are living in the country among us for centuries but now only the problems after Mahinde Mama came to power. They learnt it from the British divide and rule. They now know very well the Tamils, Muslims, Christians and the urban and educated Sinhala Buddhists are not with them. So they have to manufacture some thing for the rural folks to get their support. I’m certain they too would learn about this rotten lot in the near future.

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    Mr. Gota has not been able to be vise during his career so far no he has understood the realities. He destroys Sri Lankas reputation world over. Cant fool everybody overtime and he will send our war hero’s behind the bars by his un matured actions.

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    There are no Gods like Vishnu, Katharagama or Saman but Allah. Allah is the true creator. And Muhammad is his prophet. Only Koran has Allah’s word. All Bibles and other scriptures are corrupt. I follow Muhammad life to the letter. Today, Wahhabi Muslims are the only true Muslims. I love Wahhabism because I hate idols, monuments and other religions and most of all I love child wives. We Wahhabis must destroy all other Muslim sects like Ahmadiya asap and in the long term aim to to turn Sri Lanka Muslim.

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    all these years muslims lived in harmony now suddenly the ltte have gone and now muslims are targeted only uneducated people follow bbs

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    Who dares to ask us to be accountable? Britain? The USA? France? Spain?Australia? New Zealand?
    The British flag is called the BUTCHER’S APRON, the USA killed million of native Americans I do not want to repeat what the others have done pursuing colonialism They are mass murderers everyone of them and if they want Sri Lanka to justify the killing of “75,000” Tamils then they should ask the TNA for TNA answers.
    The crisis in Syria is not about the Syrians it is about Israel and they are bursting to go in because they feel that Assad is a danger to Israel. They got rid of Morsi and now the falletio practicing Egyptian Army will do the Zionists’ bidding.
    Sri lanka is atill a very safe place and hopefully we will have the Russians and Chinese to defend our country in the UN.

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    Well.Gotabya is right. inteligent man , he is .had we had people like him running this country in the past we would not have been in this mess today.
    all minorities have to understand that we stand for equal rughts for all sitizans in this country.
    But come asking for separete teroteries/country , you know what we will give to you.
    Not for nothing we surviewed for 2500 years , under that vast dravdayan speking belt of india keeping our religon and language.

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    Gota has to blame others for his community’s insula extremist attitudes and action since the country gained independence in 1948. Maybe what the country requires is for a foreign power like the British, Dutch and Portuguese governed Sri Lanka. It was well managed and governed during those periods in history. Maybe India being big brother can take over whole of Sri Lanka as another state and govern it. This I believe is an excellent idea.

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    Why a global minority is increasingly insular to world bodies and fora? UN. Amnesty etc. If slaughtering humans instead of animals debated in security council, good!

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    Sri Lankan Muslims are like a hat or cap which blows for the wind. That is what Sri Lankan Muslims are in attitude.

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