24 January, 2021

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Gotabaya’s Experts, Gauthama’s Villains & Muslims

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

A fourteen-and- a-half century old Muslim religious and human right to bury the Muslim dead has turned into an intractable issue, because of Corona, and has invited unwanted attention from international bodies and human rights circles, which are condemning Sri Lankan Government’s intransigence on cremating all Covid-19 infected bodies without exception. What the protestors abroad fail to understand is the political reality inside the country, which requires Muslim dissatisfaction or the ‘Muslim Problem’ to continue burning so that the government could deflect the popular discontent growing against it. Its mismanagement of the second wave of the pandemic and its incoherent and impulsive set of remedies to revive the pandemic hit economy are providing enough ammunition to its critiques. Therefore, the cremation issue is a blessing in disguise to a beleaguered government.

To satisfy international public opinion and those who protest at home, President Gotabaya appointed a committee of experts to report on the matter. In fact, there were two committees, a Technical Committee on the Disposal of Covid-19 Infected Bodies, and an Expert Panel. The government adopted the age long administrative trick to appoint a committee, when it did not want to take action. Fortunately for the government and supremacists the two committees came with two different conclusions. The first insisted that cremation would be the safest mode of disposal while the second recommended both cremation and or burial, latter under strict conditions. The final decision is now in the hands of the Health Minister, who herself believes in Blessed Water as a possible weapon for eradicating the virus.  

Even before the reports were released politicians on the government side were arguing that it was not for the experts to decide on the matter but the government that was elected with a two-third majority.  This casual dismissal of advice from experts by corrupt politicians show that the President and his Prime Minister are actually prisoners in the hands of a power cartel of Sinhala Buddhist supremacists, whose ultimate objective is to transform Sri Lanka into a monolithic Theravada Buddhist state in which the principle of One-Country-One-Law would prevail. What is good for the goose in the cartel’s view must be good for gander. If Buddhists could cremate their dead why not Muslims and Christians? In short, to these villains of Gauthama a plural democracy is anathema.  

Gotabaya was elected as President and empowered as an autocrat overwhelmingly by Sinhala Buddhists in order to protect and promote Buddhist interests primarily. Consequently, each one of his actions so far has demonstrated that he is acting as the president for Sinhala Buddhists only and not for all communities, as he declared initially. The issue of cremating Covid-19 infected Muslim bodies should therefore be viewed from this angle. There are of course saner minds from the Sangha, Sinhala Buddhist and other communities who are appealing to the President to allow burial as an option. So far, their appeals have fallen on deaf ears, because the government, as pointed out at the beginning, also hopes to reap political benefit in remaining intransigent. 

While forced cremation is mentally and emotionally torturing Muslims, the manner in which Muslim areas are picked for enforced and extended lock downs is crippling their economies. For example, the President recently appointed 25 army men as District Coordinating Officers to control the virus infection. The first thing the appointee for Batticaloa did was to lock down Kattankudy initially for five days and now for another 15 days. Kattankudy with adjoining Poonochchimunai is the most thickly populated Muslim enclave in the country, with around 50,000 souls packed into a land area of roughly 3.5 km2. These Muslims are mostly businessmen, and Kattankudy has one of the busiest bazaars in the district with additional shops belonging to these men in Batticaloa, 5.2 km away to the North. Strangely enough, Kattankudy lockdowns seem to coincide with festival seasons such as the Tamil and Sinhalese New Year in April 2019, and Pongal season in January this year, when these merchants expect to do roaring business. Is there a hidden agenda here to prevent customers from flocking to Muslim shops in Kattankudy and traders from that town opening shops in Batticaloa? 

Since 2009, Buddhist supremacists had been campaigning amongst Sinhala Buddhists to boycott Muslim businesses. In one instance in 2018, at Padiyathalawa along Batticaloa-Badulla road, a Buddhist monk chased out Sinhalese customers buying from a Muslim textile shop, and the monk entered that premise and ordered the owner to close his business and return to his native town, Kattankudy. In another instance, a district council in a Sinhalese area refused to issue license to Muslim traders to open shops in that area. It appears that the President’s vision of prosperity and splendor would be achieved at least partly through killing competition from Muslims. Impoverishment of Muslims appears to be part of the overall agenda of reigning Islamophobia in the country. 

Corona and the economy are the two biggest challenges facing the President and his government. The failure on both fronts would be a calamity to the country and rulers. They can buy some time by scapegoating Muslims. Pro-regime social media are still propagating the view that it was Muslims who brought the virus to the country in the first place, when some of them returned after their missionary work in India.  Recently, inquiries into two incidents in Mawanella, the theft of gelignite from a quarry and the stoning of Buddha’s glass enclosure have dismissed Muslim involvement, although not entirely however. Because, in a strange twist, DIG Ajit Rohana had said that there was no evidence to prove that extremists were not involved in that theft. What did he mean? Did he want to keep the suspicion on Muslims alive? In fact, it was US Foreign Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld who said, when UN appointed investigators failed to discover any nuclear weapon in Saddam’s Iraq, “absence of evidence is no evidence of absence”, and kept the option for war open. Similarly, DIG Rohana, seems to keep the option for an ethnic flare up open in Mawanella.   

The cremation/burial controversy is a micro item of a macro agenda in the hands of the ruling power cartel to reduce the two minorities to second class status. Only a broad coalition of democratic forces including the discontented Sinhala Buddhists and rest of the country could bring back peace and prosperity to this blessed nation. From J. R. Jayewardene to Mahinda Rajapaksa, all presidents wanted to transform Sri Lanka into another Singapore. The current president seems to have his own model of a Valhalla. But, none of them seem to understand that Singapore was built as an economic powerhouse not on capital and technology alone but more importantly on the unity of its citizens, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and linguistic differences. Will Gauthama’s villains ever learn this lesson?    

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    The current leadership is an absolute failure. It’s pandering to extremist sinhala buddhists shows level of idiocy these fools are operating at. extremist sinhala buddhists are some of the most vile racist inhuman excuses for people I have ever come across. You don’t need to look far to see a projection of thier dark racist hearts than to look at the comments section of these articles. Nothing good will ever come of these extremist sinhala buddhists. Ironically the only thing that will help this country is when the extremist sinhala buddhists and their insecure racist ideals are cremated.
    .
    I now understand more than ever why the Tamils demanded a separate state. The extremist sinhala buddhists cannot live peacefully with anyone else. Put them in an island and soon due to their insecurities they will start fighting among themselves.

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      So now do you agree the only solution for SL is to split the island equitably into 3 mono ethnic nations of Sinhala Only Elam, Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam?

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        Muslims are Tamils who practise Islam as their religion who lead a parasitic existence clinging onto other Tamils and Sinhalese.
        A Muslim Ealam or a Caliphate is a matter to be sttled among the Tamils.

        Soma

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          Soma,

          No. Muslims are a distinct ethnic group and they deserve their own Elam. Thereafter if Tamil Elam and Muslim Elam want to merge that is their problem. You don’t have to worry.

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            GATAM
            “Muslims are a distinct ethnic group and they deserve their own Elam. “
            Who decides that? Saudi Arabia?
            That is not the majority opinion.

            Soma

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            To refer a religous belief as identity of community’s ethnicity,
            is a huge laugh of ignorance, .Muslim means one who believes in monotheistic concept of worship, Muslim is the Arabic equallent of
            Monothiest .
            It is not the fault of the people of other faiths

            It is the fault of those who have replaced their birth right with the term.

            I find it strange to see those who refer as Muslims of Sri Lanka do the opposite of what their devine Scripture advices them.
            The Quran encourages to recognise eachother by their ethnicities and not to make devisions in their religion and they read it and do exactly the opposite.They got rid of their ethnicity , their birth right and now only identifies themselves as Muslims and yet some of them wont even pray shoulder to shoulder with Muslims who vary in theology..
            Besides , by re- branding themselves with the term muslim exclusively is the biggest injustice they are doing to the 1.8 billion Muslims of somany different ethnicities, for every wrong a person from this new founded sri lankan Islamic camp does , the entire 1.8 billion get insulted.
            I hope people can grasp what I am trying to relate .

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          @ Soma ,.
          The socalled Tamil speaking Muslims are niether Sinhalese nor Tamils , They are Yonakas whose concept of worship makes them Muslims meaning Monothiests.

          Btw, on the contrary , all. Four Muslim communities have never been parasites to Sri Lankan Society.
          From education, healthcare , housing to emplyoment, they are the largest community who do not depend on goverement subsidies nor government employment , even goverment healthcare is used by a very small number, so with childrens government education.
          They are very independent , small , medium or large they survive being self employed, even if it takes them to the pavement to earn thier living with dignity.

          In reality Muslims are a
          Benefit on the country’s reserves rather than a burden.

          I agree we have our own black sheep as much as every other community.
          But the community as a whole ,they are never a burden and to refer as parasites clinging to Sinhalese and Tamils , is really comical.
          Cheers , grow up Soma,
          We have been comment coloumists of CT now for a long time and none of us can claim that we have not behaved like ignorant clowns with our comments a couple of times.

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            You are no Yonakas , Arabs , Moors or anything else that you wish to call your self to create some sort of fake ethnic identity. The vast overwhelming majority of you, more than 90% are purely descended from converted South Indian Tamil Dravidians. . Especially the so called Sri Lankan Moors or Muslims from the North, East and the former Tamil North West coast EG: Puttalam , Chilaw , which were all once part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom are pure Dravidian Tamils converts to Islam and no Yonaka or Bonnika or anything else that takes your fancy. Only around 1-5% of the so called Sri Lankan Moors , largely from a few hundred elite trading families living down south , like Colombo , Kandy and Galle have some Arab/Afghan /Iranian or other origins . However even these people are of predominant Tamil Dravidian heritage . 85% or more . This slight mixture of Arab /Afghan /Iranian or North Indian Muslim origin occurred not in the island but in your original homeland in South India. All DNA tests also proves this. The Sri Lankan Muslims genetically are no different from the island’s Sinhalese and Tamils and all of them are very closely related to the Dravidian people of South India , including the South Indian Muslims. The Arab element or contribution to the Sri Lankan Muslim genetic makeup is far below average.

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              Arabs came as traders to South India and only a few here . They did not arrive in their thousands but just a few hundred over a span of few centuries and only some of them took local Tamil women . These Arab /Tamil mixtures may have been the first Muslims in South India but they were only a small percentage , the cast majority of them were Dravidian Tamil converts to Islam. Mostly low castes to escape the Hindu caste system. Some may have converted through conviction . The Slight Afghan origin occurred when during the brief capture of the Tamil country by the Delhi Sultanate in the 12TH century. Lots of Tamil Hindus were forcibly converted and some intermixing took place with these invading Afghan and western/central Asian and North Indian Muslim soldiers. Most of it would have been forced and these women or victims forced to convert. When the invaders were chased away from the Tamil country , the local Hindus did not want these converted Muslims to remain and most of them fled to the Tamil North West coast of the island in wooden boats called Marrakallams. This is why the Sinhalese call the Sri Lankan Muslims Marrkallayo.

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                Sri Lankan Muslims now claiming an Arab or other western Asian origin and completely ignoring the fact that 95% of more of their origin and genetic makeup comes from the South Indian Tamils is like the North Indian/Pakistani or Bangladeshi Muslims now claiming an exclusive Mughal, Iranian, Turkish or other Central Asian origin and heritage , when very few of them have this. The vast majority of them , just like the so called Sri Lankan Moors are descended from low caste Hindus , who converted to Islam , to escape the Hindu caste system , or Hindus who are forced to convert.

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                  @Rohan,
                  Am I not immuned to your pathetic
                  Rehotic of wanting to make The Moor a low cast Tamil, ?you are so sick in your heart that you are not even a tiny bit generous enough and even in this modern era we live in, your Racism sickness is evidently so deep , more than anything else , you just can not let go this inhumamity of branding fellow humanbeings as low cast , which is prevellent in india to date and the percecution continues.
                  The present day humanbeings in india you brand as low cast are hindus, very pathetic , when people are vieled with prejudise .

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                  @Rohan,
                  Does not not Moron and Rohan ryhme so well.?

                  What have you been reading and what are your rebutes based on?

                  You are sick man.

                  It is a waste of banwidth and time.

                  You have been parroting your stupid claim for past years , with no credible citations and now you are talking like you have a Phd in genelogy and DNA ,where is the result -reports of your claim to DNA ?

                  please do thyself a favour and save your face .

                  Do not use science if you know nothing about it.

                  Unlike you ,I
                  Never claimed we are Yonakas with certainity , if you understand what speculative thesis means, but fir sure not bonikas , that suits yoy better , a thrash . Minded Rohan de bonika .

                  When you have a sick heart you will be understanding right opposite of what you are reading.
                  Read my comments again( if you can read and understand basic english that is) and check my response to Soma .
                  Argument closed.

                  You want to continue ,
                  Quote citations and proof of DNA , if not you will be kicking a dead dog , only Morons kick dogs

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                  @Rohan the separatist diaspora
                  ===//%%%
                  All I request the Sinhala Buddhist and their Clergy is from now kindly do not identify.The Sri Lankan Yonaka aka Moors with Those who have betrayed the commnity by embracing a new identy and embracing the ethnicity of those who harbour separatist ideologies .
                  if they want to lead their flock to danger let them & not trap us.
                  we do not recognise or speak.tamil,
                  we always had our own creole ,.our own langauge with a unique script Arwi and with different dialects according to the areas our people lived in.

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              @Rohan the Moron,
              That is part of the point, go read every single comment of mine before charging like a bull in a china shop .
              Loser

              I said there is great possibility of a connection to indogreek ( in which I also embrassed the posibility of of South Indian tamil mix, infact my entire post is about doubting the arab connection.
              This shows your sick heart only let your eyes scan the word Yonaka and began firing like a monkey with a double barell gun without any idea of the entire content.
              ==========
              If you are so very sure and concerned
              Get a few Moors from diffetent parts of the Island and do a Autosomal .
              Do not open your mouth until then.
              Corvid 19 is airborne.

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                You can call me anything you want , as the truth hurts , the only moron is you. Everyone know that the Sri Lankan Muslims are descended from largely low caste Indian Tamil Hindu converts and the Arab in them is minimal, You keep on crowing pathetically that you are Arab , Iranian , Greek or whatever takes your fancy but this truth does not change. Look even an Gujarati Borah has stated this and this is confirmed by DNA .
                https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lankan-muslims-are-low-caste-tamil-hindu-converts-not-arab-descendants/

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                  you do not have a case of credibility here , except ,.
                  prejudice , bitterness of Muslims not joining you in diving the Country.
                  and now trying trying to come back for the 2nd war with the newly adopted Ethnicities of Sri Lanka Tamil Muslims
                  we still have some wise Moors who will never give up our culture and birthright unlike large numbers of the new South Asian founded 3 new Islamic sects who have now opted to be Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims a betray 100% .
                  we moors .may be small in numbers but we will.continue our patriotism even though some of you.pay goons to slander and presure us.
                  ____
                  I am from.now onwards not going.to.talk in defence of those who.betrayed the community for personal benefits by adopting the Sri
                  Lanka Tamil.Muslims,
                  but oneday they will pay the price , especially when.all those who mislead them betrays them.
                  ====
                  meanwhile you
                  either provide
                  proof of Certified DNA report of your
                  assumption or just go fly kite.
                  I said not some internet link.
                  but by a highly
                  reputed Lab confirming via Blood the proof of DNA ,
                  Until then happy weekend
                  with your illusions and your new Brotherhood of those who now refer as Sri Lankan Muslim aka Tamil Speaking Muslims & very Soon it will become Tamil Muslims.
                  but you can never ever fool people like me to become your sheep to be slaugtered in you hidden
                  next separatism.

                  goodbye

                  .

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                  https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lankan-muslims-are-low-caste-tamil-hindu-converts-not-arab-descendants/

                  👆According to a Tamil separatist by a nick Rohan in colomb
                  Telehgraph claims That a Borha claims Sri Lankan Muslims are Low Cast Hundus.
                  ==========÷÷÷
                  https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/low-caste-tamil-hindu-converts-failed-effort-to-hide-the-identity-of-muslims/

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              @Rohan misleading The Sinhala Mass by using Rohan as Monika.

              The Sinhalese Buddhist were the first race and the one and only Ethinicity who can prove even without a Clinical DNA test that they are the only true decendents of The Native , indigenios Sri Lankans AKA Native Vedas .
              If one visit Polanaruwe Ruins , one can find plenty of evidence to prove it and the time to time Invasions of others and evidence of the orignal Moonstone of The Sinhala Buddhist and later insertions of the Invaders in the new one.
              like it or not , This is a Sinhala Buddhist Country and they have been generous enough in sharing it with others , no one can deny the fact that Sinhala buddhist never had a racist party , it all began 1st with TULF and followed by SLMC , to be fair , to this The Sinhala Buddhist felt threatened and later followed by The LTTE war , they established the JHU,and followed by Miltancy attitude because of Today’s newly forged Tamil Speaking Muslim with their new ID and embracing of new extremism ideologies to the extend of brainwashing the children not to Sing the National Anthem.

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        Gatam, people like you stir up tension between all groups of people by promoting the separation of this nation. Every time you bring up separation, racists among the majority get more pissed and spread racial hatred in the country. Why don’t you round up all the racist rabid dogs on both sides, throw them all on a boat and sink these bastards in the middle of the ocean. So peace loving people of this nation can live peacefully. While you are rounding up the racists, catch the LTTE Killers who are working for the Rajapaksas, Douglas Devananda and the entire Rajapaksa clan and throw them in that boat too. Oh by the way, lets get Champa from Panadura, that fool Eagle Eye, Soma and send them off too.

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          Tamil from the North.
          I am a human from the south of this country who endorses your views with no reservations whatsoever.

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            Harishchandra, thanks my friend. If you take us all (Tamils and Sinhalese), we are the same…………..humans born to a mother and father. As I grew up in Jaffna those days before we ran away from the armed militants and the army, I used to hear a lot of bad things about the Sinhalese on the streets. It was a tender age, where my mind could have been poisoned. But I had great teachers at home, my parents and an uncle who taught me the right values in life…………not all what I heard on the streets were true. We Tamils are to be blamed equally for the plight we are all in. As a child I even dreamt of marrying a Sinhalese girl, until to date my greatest regret is not living in the south mainly to learn the Sinhalese language. May parents asked me many times to go to a school in Colombo, but I was scared and did not want to leave my parents and my uncle. I lived in the north and moved to a country at a time there were very few Sri Lankans. Anyway, it is sad a lot of folks there always see each other as Tamils, Sinhalese, etc. I hate racism and I hated this war.

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          Tamil from Canadian north
          .
          GATAM is not a Muslim. A devious devil who is posting venomous diatribe to triger abusive comments against the Muslims.
          .
          You want to send me off to oblivion. Why?
          I am vilified as a racist for my oft repeated following comment:
          /
          Tamils have two options
          A separate Homeland for all Tamils scattered across the island
          OR ( not AÑD)
          The right to live anywhere as equal citizens.
          I BEG OF MY TAMIL BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO CHOOSE THE LATTER OPTION.
          /
          Soma

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            Soma,

            So you want to continue your oppression of Tamils and Muslims with the sham equality BS. This is what happened for 72 years and it will not change. You did riots, war crimes, discrimination, etc. against Tamils (and now Muslims too) and they were always beaten to surrender and defeat. So you beg them to continue this system of abuse, plunder, discrimination, violence, etc!

            What most one country fools don’t say is economic extortion of Tamils and Muslims. SL is in debt trap. Billions of dollars are wasted to repay debt which benefited no Tamil or Muslim. All that was robbed by a few Sinhala families. Now Tamils and Muslims also have to repay their debt!!

            What madness is this?

            Sinhala crooks rob the country with debt and Tamils and Muslims who had no say in this also have to repay!!

            I don’t beg anyone. I tell everyone to think logically and look for the dignified, respectful, peaceful and sustainable solution. No hate. No racism. No nonsense.

            A peaceful split of SL island into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably satisfies everyone.

            Until then riots, war, discrimination, Sinhala supremacy, Buddhist supremacy, etc. will continue. Time to time UNHRC will also hammer SL!! Don’t forget this system benefits some people! They will earn their blood money and will keep SL in one piece. Tribal SL is their hen that lays their golden eggs.

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              GATAM
              If you want to create a separate Ealam for Muslims (A Caliphate for Tamils who practise Islam) writing to Colombo Telegraph is a waste of time.
              Take your message to Muslims living in pockets outside the Eastern Province. Educate them about the true nature of the Sinhalese as sumarised in your comment and get them moving into the Eastern Province. If you are waiting until your Caliphate is allocated you are only prolonging their suffering. Your own following comment will help you to understand how much we despise you. You only have to multiply your sentiments by 1000.
              /
              GATAM / November 7, 2020
              Sri Lankan Buddhists are the most intolerant, superstitious, jealous and naive people I have ever met across 34 countries I traveled. They would worship any tree, clay thing, alien or politician for benefit. World Buddhists must steer clear of this intolerant tribe.
              /
              You are an utterly shameless people. We know what is behind your Taqiya smile. Knowing that we know , still you continue.
              Take your Madrasas and the loudspeaker and start moving to Katthankudi. Your Caliphate will automatically be created. You don’t have to wait until an agreement between Hindu/ Christian Tamils and Sinhalese is reached.

              Soma

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            Soma appu, there will be NO SEPARATION of the counrty!!!! Learn to live with each other. Better yet, the Sinhalese and Tamils marry each other to kill this disease…………………racism.

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              I live in Canada with so many different ethnicities…………we don’t declare war on the streets because I don’t like my Caucasian neighbour. As a matter of fact my neighbours and I get along just fine and very helpful to each other. I live in a predominantly a Caucasian neighbourhood. We live in absolute peace. So practice the same thing in SL otherwise bugger off from there and let the peaceful people live in peace.

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              Tamil from Candian North
              .
              Let me repeat once more.
              Tamils have two options
              A separate Homeland for all Tamils scattered across the island
              OR ( not AÑD)
              The right to live anywhere as equal citizens.
              I BEG OF MY TAMIL BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO CHOOSE THE LATTER OPTION.
              .
              Why do you choose to ignore my emphatically stated last sentence?

              Soma

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                Soma appu, anything from a racist cannot be trusted and must not be accepted. I do not live in SL, as I have stated a million times that I live in absolute peace and harmony with people of all different ethnicities, faiths and customs. I want the same for my motherland. Because I want the Sinhalese, Tamils and all who live there to enjoy what I enjoy here. It is great SL has these different ethnicities and faiths, learn to live with each other, otherwise there is a huge ocean which circles around SL, jump in there and swim away to wherever you want to go and leave the decent people to live there in peace.

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          TFTN, SL has all the problems because of people like you. SL was never united. Peaceful separation is the only solution for SL. Until then discrimination, riots, war will continue. People who stop peaceful seperation are the root cause of all the problems. Don’t be so greedy. Give each ethnic group their due share.

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          TFTN@
          THANKS FOR ARTICULATING IT AS NO OTHERS. CHEERS 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉
          WE SHOULD BE SHAMEFUL OF OUR NATION.

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        GATAM
        First go to a Muslim School and learn how to spell the word ‘Eelam” correctly!

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          Champa, does not matter. However it is spelt the only solution is equitably splitting the island to create a Sinhala Only nation, Tamil nation and a Muslim nation. Until all tribal affairs will continue.

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            Gatam, you appear to be a fellow who has a good heart. If the country stays together they are much stronger and can prosper at a higher rate. If you separate this nation, they will become weaker and destroy themselves.

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        GATAM,
        Before talking about splitting the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo ask Malabar Vellala Demalu who live in Colombo whether they are willing to move to Yapanaya and rich Muslims who live in Colombo whether they are willing to move to Ampare.

        Instead of giving mono-ethnic regions for the descendants of Dravidians who came from Hindusthan and settled down in Sinhale, Sinhalayo should give an Autonomous Region for Vedda Eththo who are the real ethnic minority in Sinhale that lived with Sinhalayo for thousands of years. Preserving their culture is more important than preserving cultures imported from Hindusthan and Middle East.

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        GATAM,
        Did you ask Malabar Vellala Demalu who live in Colombo whether they are willing to move to Yapanaya and rich Muslims who live in Colombo whether they are willing to move to Ampare.

        Instead of giving mono-ethnic regions for the descendants of Dravidians who came from Hindusthan and settled down in Sinhale, Sinhalayo should give an Autonomous Region for Vedda Eththo who are the real ethnic minority in Sinhale that lived with Sinhalayo for thousands of years. Preserving their culture is more important than preserving cultures imported from Hindusthan and Middle East.

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          Once Tamil Elam is created, they will go. Who wants to live under racist Sinhala only presidents when they have an option! Yukk!! If they still don’t go, some carrots and sticks will make them go.

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            Where Tamils are creating Tamil Peelam? California with the help of Kamala Harris. Madrascals living Madras? or Malaysia or Canada or France or Britain? More than 70 million Tamils living in this world, no Tamil nation

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        Split the Island? Pig Haters, Cows Worshipers, and Lions. Needs International experts, International Technical expert why Muslims, not eating pork? Everyone knows why Hindus are not eating Beef. We all know Lions never eat grasses. Needs the world’s best scientists to open your eyes and tell the world what is the reasons why Muslims are not eating pork. World’s highest slaughter animal is Pig and highest consumption Pork meat country is China

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      sitrep24,
      Muslims in Sri Lanka are the most selfish, self-centered morons in this planet. These ‘Modayas’ who cling to Stone Age beliefs do not care for the lives of other people because they do not have brain capacity to understand the difference between a normal situation and a pandemic situation. They do not understand that they have to make some sacrifices during a pandemic for the sake of other human beings.

      Sinhala Buddhists are the most peaceful people in this country compared to racist Hindu Tamils, Demala Muslims and European Christians who colonized this country. These three groups are responsible for massacring innocent Sinhalayo.

      Oh! King Senerath, why did you give this headache to Sinhalayo by saving these morons from persecution by Portuguese.

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        EE,

        You cannot target an ethnic group like that. What you do is racism. Why not we all stop this racism and peacefully split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations?

        Why do you racist Tamils, racist Muslims and racist Sinhalese are so greedy for the entire island? You can never have it. You want to live in darkness and blame the darkness.

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      Sitrep
      Tamils do not want a SEPARATE state.
      That’s the problem.
      What they are proposing is what can be called Holiday Resort Model.
      Muslims are Tamils who practise Islam as their religion who lead a parasitic existence clinging onto other Tamils and Sinhalese.

      Soma

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      Where there is discrimination, racism, and human right abuses, you will find those targeted by the powerful, ultimately wanting to resist, revolt, and retaliate, even violently. These are natural traits in human beings.

      Wise leaders make sure there is unity, inclusion, and the education of the majority, to accept the other, as their fellow citizen. They should also clamp down on racist propaganda and fake news that will spread hatred, and be believed by the ignorant.

      Unfortunately, the present racist rascals in power, have failed to show any wisdom, as they continue on this dangerous path.

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        Ashan,
        The racist rascals are Malabar Vellala Demalu (Tamils after 1911) who did not have the wisdom to convince the descendants of Dravida slaves brought by colonial rulers that they should learn to live with Sinhalayo who are the Native people. Instead of telling them they should learn the language of the host nation, they told Demalu not to learn Sinhala. They gave the impression to Demalu that Sinhala Buddhists are their arch enemy. They promised that they will create a separate State for them and persuaded poor low caste Demalu to fight on behalf of them. These racists dragged Demala people into a dangerous path and blame Sinhalayo. Racist separatist Malabar Vellala Demala politicians are the main obstacle to peaceful co-existence of Sinhala and Demala people in this country.

        “Unfortunately, the present racist rascals in power, have failed to show any wisdom, as they continue on this dangerous path.”

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      forget the cremation – vaccine is NOT HALAL :)))) BUT LETS SEE HOW THE MUSLIMS CHANGE THIER BELIEFS FOR THEMSELVES NOW !!

      Islamic authorities in other countries where Muslims make up a sizable share of the population, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, have already ruled that coronavirus vaccines are permissible, even if they contain pork gelatin, which is used to stabilize many inoculations.

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      We are all equal why can’t we just tackle this like a developed country. It is so frustrating how a certain race gets the better in our society. This is segregation at its finest.

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        J, the only solution is splitting the island into 3 mono ethnic nations. Do not believe in fairy tale solutions as you did for 72 years. SL is just living from riot to riot and war to war.

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      sitrep24
      Sri Lanka is the country of the Sinhalese which was built by our ancient Sinhalese kings with blood, sweat and tears. It is you, Tamils and Muslims who cannot live peacefully in our country. As our valiant Sinhalese ancestors have taught you many a times in our history, trying to declare a separate state in somebody else’s country by war or by law will never work.

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        Champa,

        Derana Reports :

        Police have found the body of Uduwila Dhammasiri Thero of
        Thummodara, Koswatte Kodikanda Aranya Senasanaya Hanwella.
        He was kidnapped and killed – Personal dispute. 4 Suspects were
        arrested . Champa name was not there ! But a woman was involved.
        The mother and father of a young Monk in the Aranya are among
        those arrested .And the ded body was found in a cemetery . Say it
        again please Champa ” Srilanka is the country of the Sinhalese which
        was built by our ancient Kings with BLOOD ,sweat and tears .” Did I
        spell it all right Champa ? Oh dear , not a single Tamil or Muslim
        managed to get their names into the arrests ! Full Sinhala country !
        No Doubt !

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          whywhy
          Alas, how did you forget the deadly cyanide capsule of the savage Prabhakaran, his child soldiers, his suicide bombers and the fact that Saharan’s family members killed their own children when they blew themselves up at Kaththankudi?
          In the case of a murdered monk, the culprits will receive the maximum punishment. I believe it will not be just 4 years under Gotabhaya’s new law.

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          whywhy,
          Just by picking one incident Demala and Muslim barbarians who slaughtered Sinhalayo cannot clean their blood soaked hands.

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            Eagle Eye ,

            ” Just by picking one incident?” O K , one more then , just about
            a week ago , one Deutsch Monk was found dead in a lagoon , his
            hands and legs tied and a rock attached to his body ! Mr Eagle ,
            thousands of Eagles won’t change a thing about what a country
            and its people are capable of ! Look , I am a man who went to
            Sarananda of Peradeniya where I sat with Lakshman Senanayaka
            the elder brother of Ruman Senanayaka , I don’t enjoy writing to
            hurt people or by belittling others forgetting my beautiful past .
            What I write is what people of your ilk encourage and promote
            on this forum . And these are no secrets , well published media
            reports , the whole world knows ! The country is now known for
            blood bath , and every one can see it wants more and more and
            incidents I print here are just to show how closer you are with your
            own men towards such destruction .

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            Eagle,
            How many monks are in Jail?
            How many poosaris / Christian priests/ Muslim preachers are in jail?
            Have any Prime Ministers been shot by Muslims/ Christian/Hindu clergy????

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    Dear Writer,
    thanks for the article.
    :
    Not long ago, just 14 months passed, they got exonerated all those who were known as high criminals.
    :
    My worry is why SRILANKEN JUDGES too become that biased in court verdicts. How come a judge change the verdict with the change of GOVT ? Not only Rajapakshes but those judges should be hung by their balls in order to give some relief to the people right ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76CFZa6gn9Y
    #
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXSuCGY-Vns
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZJUEyAcBb8

    :
    Udayanga WEERATHUNGA is now set free, even if Good governance govt had all mountaineous evidence to prove the bugger et al robbed out MR adminsitration through that MIG purchage deal.
    :
    He was under the search of INTERPOLE – but RAJAPASKHES returned to power by twisting the mind set of the PUNNAKKU eating majority- and got any high crimials be exonerated from the charges. So how can PEOPLE with some sanity feel it today ?

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      Udayanga s pedigree.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwgB177ImtM

      Ukraine has no respect in Europe. Why do srilankens called ” SUDDA “?

      Udayanga BP Weerathunga should be hung by his balls in order to give some relief to the good educated srilankens

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        Why do srilankens call “Ukrainians” as Suddas ? Demonym ” sudda” was then used only to English Men. Today Rajapakshe led srilanka would call anyone look white as SUDDAS. .. my gosh… Ukrainian come to WESTERN europe as asylum seekers not being able to surivive in their countries. Not to disgrace any nations, but Rajaakshes may feel that all srilankens are STUPID…. will buy everything being spread by their Pachawahinis.

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    The writer seems to use the term “Gauthama” like a name, whereas it is in fact an adjective for the Buddha. The Buddha did not have any villains although villains did try to harm him, according to the chronicles. Politics being a very dirty game and politicians with no semblance of honour although they call themselves “honourable” when referring to each other and even themselves on their letterheads, dividing communities and ruling them with relative ease has been the modus operandi for donkeys’ years. Thus, the electorate becomes more and more dumb every few years while ethics and social values are in freefall.

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    Not just Gota, all SL leaders except 1965 and 2015 were elected by a majority of Sinhala Buddhists. Those two governments were so unstable they collapsed before their term.

    Not only in SL, even in USA the president is elected by the majority. The minority may shift alliances but the bulk of their democratic and republican voters are from the majority.

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    Koti Diaspora is behind the Muslim agitation on burial of Muslims. Muslims are used by Koti Diaspora to create an image among the International Community that Sinhala Buddhists who are the majority in Sri Lanka ill-treat and discriminate minorities so that they can keep on fooling the International Community to get their sympathy.

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      EE,
      .
      There can be various kind of diaspora. You guys would be aware DIASPORA in Middle east, Korea and other countries. Most of them are realizing today, that Rajakashes are even more criminals than LTTE rebells.
      All diaspora together are not a big harm, but Rajaapkshe family rule. What have they achieved for the benefit of the country for the last 12 months ?
      .
      *******Nothing actually****** – they boast- that nasal voice – BOLALUGODA BP repeated to have helped over 60000 srilanken expatriates to return home – but BP does know that each and every one of them paid their travel by their own … why do the MEDIA stay further mum on this ?
      :
      That is what you guys wanted, now the CONSEQUENCES are before us. They bring UKRANINE prostitutes pleaseing their men. Udayanga BP Weerathunga is an international criminal. There are enough records about him, if PUNNAKKU drinkers did not pay the way CRIMINALs to become leaders, Udayanga or the like would have been HUNG by their balls under INterntional investgations.
      :
      Do you guys ever expect this govt to thrive ? that is the biggest joke.
      We are crystal clear this year will be the worst and years to come until 2024 … even hell like situation before the people.

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      Here we go again!

      Come on Eagle. The 3 tribes have shown that they cannot peacefully coexist in the island. Just accept this fact.

      Sinhala fools wait for Tamils and Muslims to change to SL conditions. Will not happen.
      Tamil fools wait for Sinhalese to change. Will not happen.
      Tamil fools wait for Sinhalese and Tamils to change. Will not happen.

      Look at Jaffna District. The most peaceful district in the country apart from Sinhala army and Rajapaksa people doing crimes from time to time. Why? Because it is Tamil only.

      Separate the 3 tribes into 3 nations and everyone will be safe, rich, dignified and peaceful. Until then enjoy riots, discrimination, wars, etc. 72 years of fun. May there be more of it!

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        GATAM,
        When Sinhalayo gave citizenship to Dravidians who were brought to Sinhale by colonial rulers and abandoned in this country and to Muslims who were saved by Sinhala Buddhists when they faced persecution they assumed these ‘Para’ people will change and live peacefully with Native Sinhalayo. But instead of living peacefully with Native people these ungrateful morons slaughtered Sinhalayo.
        If the descendants of Dravidians who settled down in Sinhale do not want to live peacefully with Native Sinhalayo they can poff to their ancestral homeland across Palk Strait allowing Sinhalayo to live in peace in their country. Sinhalayo did not invite Dravidians to Sinhale and will not allow to break their country into pieces.

        “Sinhala fools wait for Tamils and Muslims to change to SL conditions.”

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      Eagle Eye ,

      You guys said to the whole world , you finished off Koti !
      And today you have Gotabaya on the hot seat to celebrate
      that win ! How this Diaspora story now ? Interesting !

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    Traitorous President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has committed many acts of sacrilege to our ancient Sinhala kingdoms and our precious environment.
    The “vandal” Mayor of Kurunegala, who should be imprisoned for bulldozing a part of the King’s court built in the 12th century, is enforcing orders issued by the President. Their latest destruction against our environment is cutting down centuries old giant trees in the Rajapihilla Park in Kurunegala. They have already cut down “28 heritage trees” and are ready to cut down a Bo tree as well.
    In addition, Johnston Fernando makes an environmental sacrilege under the guise of road construction.
    Bandula Gunawardena wants to transform the ancient Sinhalese archeological wonders of Anuradhapura and Mihinthale into “CHEAP trade hubs”.
    As Harsha Gunasena points out in his article, the Rajapaksas are not Sinhala Buddhists. Gunasena may not have known that Nissanka Malla of Kalinga origin did nothing to promote Buddhism. What he did was renaming the buildings constructed by King Pandukabhaya-I after him with forged stone pillars. He even made a futile attempt to name the Prakrama Samudra as the NissankaSamudra.
    What the Rajapaksas are planning to do to our ancient cities shows their hidden hatred against Sinhala Buddhists.
    Only non-Sinhala, non-Buddhist rulers can make such sacrileges to our ancient cities and destruction to our precious environment.

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      Dear Champi,
      .
      The question is whether only NON-SINHALA, non-Buddhists did this much of harm within 14 months ?

      Srilankens regardless of their race, religion or other barriers would not take arms, if successive govt would do their job as pledged in election campaigns.
      :
      Now with your BED PARTNER – Wimal Buruwanse being dead silent, what GOTABAYA donkeys filled govt is doing not seen even tribes led africa today. They dont consider anything and everything based on facts and figures. They just ruin this nation and get cornered in the world, within shorter period of time. Bps will have to answer the extra judicial killings that exponentially rose during the last 12 months. –

      You sound to be repeated about your HEARTEDNESS towards SINHALA BUDDHISM, but why you guys are not yet vocal about ” killings/murdering BUDDHAGAMA monks” today ? That dutch monk is beleived to be ONE of the best monks srilankens ever experienced, but his dead body was found in lagoon – with GOTABAYA and his men being silent on this yet today ?
      :
      UNHRC – over to you, please put the pressure on MEDAMULANA rascals so that they can be taken away from our sights. SOONER THAN LATER please please please.

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          My Dear OC,
          .
          there i can say, “the unconditional effect of Dittadamma wedananeeya”. :::: Karma has started work on PINGUTHATHARAYAS; even if some innocient monks would be the first prey. Looking at the manner, how THATTAMAMALAs twisted the public perception being fooled by the tricks being played by MEDAMULANA rascals.
          :
          We few knew as to why Rajaakshes wanted to grab power.
          :
          But majority of thanakola eaters were not given the chance to even think the impact …. there SANGAYAS took the lead narrating the SINIBOLA side of Rajapakshes.
          :
          Today, just passing 12 months, ALMOST EVERYONE you would ask the opinion would say ” POLONNARUWE did the job thousand time better than former asylum Seeker – today s president of SL -Nandasena Rajapkshe… …

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          old codger,
          How many monks were tortured and killed by LTTE Tamil terrorist barbarians and IPKF that came to this country because of Demalu?

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            Eagle,
            This monk and the Dutch monk were killed by Sinhala Buddhists. Like SWRD. Nothing surprising.

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            Monks tortured by Rajapakshes are more than what LTTE rebells perpetrated. That is the truth about the torture. You guys are though hired, should see the statistics. before coming to add your counter arguments. Rajakashes should finally be aware, there their days are numbers to the very same manner, TRUMPACHCHI will be history in 14 days.

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      Chimp, you say all this but when the election day comes your ethnic tribe decides to vote for the same Gota. Just stop living in a dreamland.

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    Dr. Ameer Ali: You say, in the article: “Gotabaya was elected President and “EMPOWERED” (emphasis by me) as an autocrat overwhelmingly by Sinhala Buddhists in order to protect and promote Buddhist primarily”. We all know Gotabaya was elected as President. My question to you is: How and Who empowered him to be an autocrat? In my understanding, he was empowered to be an autocrat by the “20A” and that to be introduced to the Constitution there were MPs from SJB who defected and voted to make that “2/3rd” majority required as per the ruling of the SC. Do I have to mention the names of those MPs? You know best who they are. Most of them were of your “TRIBE”. Were it not for them (your kind) that “20A” would not have become a part of the Constitution. So, it was not the “Sinhala Buddhists” the “DECIDING” factor, but your own “TRIBE”. Why did they do it? Was it to “Protect” and “Promote” Buddhists. Please note that “Protection” and “Promotion” of Buddhism has been in the Constitution for long years. Why your “Tribe” jumped into “Promote” and “Protect” an “Autocrat” by supporting that “20A” must be answere by you.

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    This whole argument has reached a peak of absurdity, Mr. Pot is calling Mr. Kettle black . Mr. Kettle is calling Mr. Pot is black with neither party admitting the truth.

    This is not a natural form of a virus. It is man made and by accident or negligence it leaked out of a lab in Wuhan. That it emerged from a wet market in Wuhan is a cooked up story. Unlike any other pandemic this one engulfed the whole world all at once. A vaccine cannot be served like instant tea or coffee. This vaccine has been rushed through the process. No body knows it for sure whether it will work or not. When partners play the card game Bridge they say when in doubt play a trump. (not Mr. Trump) That is indeed what the Government is doing.

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      HP,
      .
      I think that has nothing to do with Parties but inferiority complex of the colonised slaves.
      And not to forget also connected with SINHALA genetics.

      CURRENT day sinhalaya would get caught by any simple tricks being played on them easily. AGAIN and AGAIN.
      Allow return of Rajaakshes should have stopped by every means, if majority of this country are intelligent because there were mountains of evidence to prove not simple crimes, but high crimes of the brutal family.
      . They became UNTOUCHABLY rich but robbing the state further. Today again, just passing 12 months, people are becoming clear, they have got back to their USUAL crime friendly activities. Look at how they get on with VISITING Ukrainians, while own expatriate srilankens are left to be dead in Middle east countries.

      . DS Senanayakas, Bandaranaayakars did not fat their pockets. But Rajapakshes. Rajakshes are the champions to be shameless men who would suck the last blood drop the people.
      Their mind set based on inferiority complex of Rajapakshe made srilankens eternal debtors to China.
      For what purpose they built MATTALA airport ?
      For what purpose they built Hambantota harbor ? They could better develop colombo harbor further … if done so, state could earn lots of foreign exchange.

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        It was SWRDB who got the stupid Sinhala voter to swallow his Sinhala Only Pill (Sinhala dominance within 24 hours) with the help from a powerful group of Ace swindlers who had their own plans to rob the country, pushed this country off the cliff. Until that time all races were united and thought of themselves as Ceylonese only. Thanks to the generosity of the foreigners this country is still in one piece.

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          hanchopancha,
          If all races were united why the hell racist Chelvanayakam who came to Sinhale illegally after he was kicked out from Malaya formed Federal Party in 1949 and promoted separatism?
          It is racist separatist Demala politicians who created the problems, not Bandaranayake.
          —-
          “Until that time all races were united and thought of themselves as Ceylonese only.”

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          HP,
          .
          hindsight, everyone is clever.. this reminds me just looking at your comments. Punnakku eaters that voted for NANDASENA Rajakshes-incumbent president of the banana republic are speechless today. When they are caught by predatory Bangliyas in Middle east, they start hating more Rajakshes. …
          .
          Country was in a good shape, even if nothing big was achieved under POLONNARUWE DONKEY, but hidden story was, no wonders could be made with ground realities left by MEDAMUNLA rascals. They betrayed the nation, being caught by tricks being played on the country, through so called chinese investments….. today, thanks to BP Rajakshes, … we the srilankens are cited as ” THE COUNTRY THAT BECAME CHAMPIONS BEING SERVILE TO CHINA”. The country that has no other choice than selling srilanken assets to china being unable to pay of the debt installments. ::::: All because Rajapkshes has no brains. However, people are even more stupid to let the very same criminals loot the state again.

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    If only the Sinhala Buddhist supremacists were able to comprehend that they are not superior to any other, as they keep attacking those who don’t have a voice.

    “Genetic studies on the Sinhalese is part of population genetics investigating the origins of the Sinhalese population.

    All studies agree that there is a significant relationship between the Sinhalese and the Bengalis and South Indian Tamils and that there is a significant genetic relationship between Sri Lankan Tamils and Sinhalese, them being closer to each other than other South Asian populations. The Up Country Sinhalese and Low Country Sinhalese have different genetic backgrounds, with the Low country castes being of South Indian origin, and the Up country Sinhalese being of North Indian Brahmin origin. This is also supported by a genetic distance study, which showed low differences in genetic distance between the Sinhalese and the Bengali, Tamil, and Keralite volunteers.[1]”

    Most importantly, they should keep in mind, Lord Buddha was a HINDU Prince from India. It seems his teachings of tolerance and compassion have been ignored by them.

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      Ashan
      You say, “All studies agree that there is a significant link between Sinhalese and Bengalis and South Indian Tamils.”
      What studies? Show me the evidence. Who conducted these studies, and when?
      Vijaya Hora had no children. How can Sinhalese come from a barren man like him.
      For your information, the Sinhalese are of Yakkha origin. King Ravana was the first king of ancient Lankapura.
      .
      You say, “The Lord Buddha is a Hindu prince.” Man, in the time of the Lord Buddha, there was no religion called Hinduism.

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        “Vijaya Hora had no children. How can Sinhalese come from a barren man like him.” Champawati, there is no lion race in Lankawe; if Wijeya was one of that, he didn’t have generation. So there was never any Sinhala King ruled Ceylon. Always pure Chera, Chola & Pandya Tamils and during latter time Telugu Nayakar lived in TN. But many(more than 700 men, women & children) refugees migrated from Kalinga to Ceylon during Asoka’s deportation. They go mixed up with that time people. Some time back a Sinhalese Lady was with us. If somebody asks who she is, she tells them either a Bengali or South American. People do not question her because he had a Portuguese look and Bengali look. Yesterday I went a new place to haircut. The Barber asked me something Bengali. I told “Hey man I don’t speak Hindi”. He said this is not Hindi; it is Bengali, then what heck in the world you speak, are not a Bengali? I said to him “No I am from Ceylon, a Paraih Demulu”.
        ” Man, in the time of the Lord Buddha, there was no religion called Hinduism. “ Please don’t play somersault. Ashan is good commentator. Give him some decent reply. Don’t play again with him your Sinhala Buddhist game. Let see! Try again to answer him honestly. Come on!

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          Mallaiyuran
          Who says we’re a lion race? Our race is the Sinhala Yakkha.
          Sinhalese no longer believe the fake lion history that has been attributed to us.
          Our country was Sinhaladeepa or Sinhale long before Vijaya Hora came to our land.
          What was Sri Lanka called in the time of the Lord Buddha?
          .
          What is your evidence to prove Chola, Chera or Pandya rulers were in ancient Lanka?
          These days, I am trying to find the location of King Duttagamini Abhaya’s (King Dutugemunu’s) tomb in Anuradhapura.
          All South Indian invaders destroyed our ancient cities.
          Many temples and cultural structures built by the Sinhalese King Parakramabahu I in Pulathisipura were destroyed or renamed by Nissanka Malla. He even changed our Sinhalese unit of distance, the Gawwa, to Nissankagawwa. All the stone inscriptions deposited by Nissanka Malla or someone else under his name are fake. Pulathisipura is “said to have been” under Nissanka Malla for only about 8-9 years whereas King Parakramabahu I ruled Sinhale for more than 33 years. How could a South Indian mercenary like Nissanka Malla build so many buildings in such a short span of time? That is common sense. Nissanka Malla could have been one of the prisoners brought to Sinhale after Sinhalese King Parakramabahu I conquered South India.

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            Mallaiyuran
            As for Ashan, I have no sympathy for people who distort the truth.

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      Ashan,
      Are you a ghost of Amarasiri who tried hard to prove that Sinhalayo came from India using DNA data and failed?
      ===
      “Most importantly, they should keep in mind, Lord Buddha was a HINDU Prince from India. It seems his teachings of tolerance and compassion have been ignored by them”

      Hindu Demalu completely ignored tolerance and compassion taught by Brahamin/Hindu Gauthama Buddha and slaughtered innocent Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies by slitting the tummies of pregnant Sinhala women. Yet these guys say they are a proud race speaking the oldest language in the world. Sinhala Buddhists never went down to that low level.

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      You also forgot to state the studies proved that the Kandyan or up country Sinhalese are very closely related to the Sri Lankan Tamils than to the so called Low Country Sinhalese .

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    “Even before the reports were released politicians on the government side were arguing that it was not for the experts to decide on the matter but the government that was elected with a two-third majority. “
    Mr. Ammer Ali,
    The government was not elected by two third majority. Two third majority was blessed by the Muslim MPs who were elected by opposition party crossed over to give two third majority probably after a big deal.

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    If burial is a religious requirement for Muslems, then quote Mohumad’s exact verse on burial. Don’t even bother mentioning “The Crow Story”. Forget cremation, desert dwellers can’t find enough firewood for cooking in the desert.

    Does anyone remember the 1980s’ outbreak of cholera, caused by muslim funeral rituals in Gampaha district?

    Gauthama’s so called villains haven’t even touched a Muslim, but mohumad’s terrorist boys killed more than 300 innocent people and injured more than 500 on Easter Sunday, sterilised thousands of mothers in Kurunegala, etc, etc. The ridicules thing is, when a muslim wants a blood or organ donation they go after Buddhist monks.

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      Tony,
      Same with Vellala Demalu. They go after Sinhala Army or monks. They never take blood from the blood bank in Yapanaya hospital because they think that blood is contaminated with blood of low caste Demalu.

      “The ridicules thing is, when a muslim wants a blood or organ donation they go after Buddhist monks.”

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    The Tamils knew way back when the civil war was still on that the Sinhala Buddhist nationalists if allowed to oppress the Tamils fully, which they successfully achieved, would then turn their attention to oppressing the Muslims, you didn’t have to be an expert political scientist to see that coming.

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      R Kaz,
      Sinhalayo did not oppress Tamil people. The Sri Lanka Armed Forces wiped out LTTE Tamil terrorists that massacred Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim civilians for three decades. In fact, Sinhalayo by sacrificing their lives liberated Tamils from the clutches of barbaric LTTE.
      It is Malabar Vellala Demalu who oppress their fellow low caste Tamils in Yapanaya, not Sinhalayo.

      It is ‘Koti Diaspora’ and invisible hands behind creating the conflict between Sinhala Buddhists and Muslims who live in harmony. They use Wahabi Muslim extremists for this purpose. In all the cases of clashes between Sinhala Buddhists and Muslims the first stone was thrown by the Muslims. Once this happen a few Sinhalayo who get paid by the miscreants retaliate. At the end Muslims put the blame on Sinhala Buddhists. ‘Koti Dispora is doing this to give the impression to the International Community that Sinhala Buddhists who are the majority in Sri Lanka are violent people and discriminate against minorities to get their sympathy for the demand to have a separate State.

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        Dude, go learn some history before you respond to my comments. My comments are not an opportunity for you to unleash your anti-minority vitriol!

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    Don’t they know that human excreta from all hospitals in Colombo is released to the at Wellawatta and fish are having a continuous feast there and they are on our table the next day.

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    divide my country over
    My dead body
    ==============

    @GATAM
    From the bottom of my heart, I would rather get into a boat like any refugee and risk my own life than see my beloved country been torn and divided and everything apart , I believe fellow Muslims especially of the Indigenous Sri Lanka Yonaka Muslims will rather let their blood spill than let the nation be divided , something no one can deny the probability, they have a history of it since the times of the Kings to The Ealam war , The Elam war alone made them the permenent enemies of the entire Tamils in the Island , whom lost everything they ever owned only because of their patriotism , some are todate in refuge camps.

    The problem and racism against Muslims has nothing to do with the common majority of the Sinhalese people( Buddist & Christians alike), unfortunately the indgenious Muslim Commumity of Sri Lanka Yonaka has volunterely discarded everything that protected their rights in this country since 1977.
    From cultural national Attires of men and women, to yearly cultral events that kept the identity alive, the racial harmony and their birth right with a toss , by adopting exclusively a new identity through their religion , Sri Lanka Yonakas are the one and only Community in the whole world who have replaced their ethnic identity with that of a religous identity.

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    Divide my Country over my dead body cont..2
    ==================
    Whatever grievences the general majority of SL Yonaka( Moor) Muslims are going through today, are not what they brought upon themselves , but a bogus belief based on bogus culture that the innocent sincere unsuspectingly Yonas were beguiled to believe that they are returning to true Islam by wolves who made sheep out of them.
    I believe there is a powerful cartel behind the grievences of my people , I suspect they a powerful business cartel among business members from various communities of whom are members of certain Muslim commumities.

    I have always believed them to be wolves in sheep cloathing, ofcause they do have a good supporting membership among some moor politicians, few in irregular and questionable buisnesses , new formed Islamic organizations and the petty cohorts who will do anything harmful to the commumity for their cheap benefits.
    Cont..

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    Cont,,3
    One has to question wisely , why on earth only Yonaka/Moor Muslims singled out ,hated and targetted?
    It can not be global Islamaphobia ..?
    Can it ? Why not others who are Muslims? Do anyone have proof that they are all clean ?
    May be like Mr.Bean the Mr.Clean, an illusion.
    I consider the Moor politicians( All of them) , the few Petty Moor businessman,
    The new founded Islamic creeds, its members and the petty cohorts among the moor who are working for personal benefits , who even fabricate lies to cover their masters, all of them are traitors of the community and all what they are engaging in are treason and may The divine justice deal with them.
    Cont.

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    Cont 4

    The only solution is for large scale Moor Businessman and some new able moor young men to come together and form a new moor orginzation or activate the past one.
    Encourage the Moors to return to their original culture, even the very country who self identifies as the custodians of Islam which is the birth place of Islam and the prophet that Islam who once made it mandotry , does not anymore wearing the Hijab or Abaya and no.longer considers it a Islamic obligation, so the moor Muslim must return to thier orignal culture and shun arabization if they want peace and protect their birth rights.

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    Cont 4
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    I no longer believe the SL Yonakas/ Moors have any direct Arab lineage, niether Sinhalese or Tamils .
    Sinhala Christians are Sinhala, Tamil Christians are Tamils , The burghers have enough proof of their ethnic roots of Portugese and dutch.

    If Sri Lanka Muslims were Arabs they would have for sure been known as ceylon a
    Arabs or Sl Arabs , The only Arabs who settled down in Sri Lanka are The dahka family and their decendents The Subys,I have personally seen their birth certificates which clearly states ceylon Arabs , these are decendents of the Arabs who settled here.

    We need to get rid of all these myths of the first Arab who landed in Beruwela , the story about identifiying them with the ship in Arabic as Marakar and connecting it with Marakala , whole lot of Shop.
    Why the Arabs could not plainly say pointing to them as Arabs ,?
    What a myth, .

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      Quote: Haffsa’ s well written article,
      Did The Moors come first or The Muslims,
      Well niether of them came.
      The Yonaka or Yonas presense in the island had been cited in the Mahawansam as early as 167 BC and later 400 some BC.

      So how did they become Muslims ?

      The most logical answer is , it was no Arab trader who came and married Sinhala women and then spread Islam , another myth, if so their decendents will be using Sinhala as mother tongue like the Sinhala Christians, and if they were Tamils then they would have been speaking in pure tamil , But the present day Muslims do, unlike those of past, they were compelled to opt for it because of the national langauge policy introduced to replace English ,and also they felt they had a better opportunity than studying Sinhala, where they will not stand a chance with job opportunities with such a large number of sinhalese , obviosly makes sense.

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    Cont 5
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    My own opinion from all what I searched through and read and a narative by my late Mother , only suggests that, my people are of Indo-greek ethnicity whose ancestors were buddhists.
    No right thinking Sinhalese Buddhists of the past would have named Arab decendents as Yonaka , though some have tried very hard to connect the term Yonanas Greeks with Arabs, may be with good intentions , may have speculated that Yonaka means Arab or Arab decendents , because of the medicine widely used by Arabs , which was known as Unani , The word Unani in Arabic means Greek, does it make sense for an Arab to refer his Arabic medicine as greek ?
    The Greeks were highly advanced in medicine and The Arabs of 8th century part of the Islamic Golden age; imporoved on it with successful new gains through their research and also what was noble of those men was,as Arabs and Muslims unlike (some )today, they were truthful and never tried to hijack the original hardwork of its founders , The Greeks , leaving the name as Unani , may be Yonani too..

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    Islamic authorities including Malaysia and the UAE, have already ruled that coronavirus vaccines are permissible, even if they contain pork gelatin, which is used to stabilize many inoculations. ???

    Amir Ali – you want burial at risk to all; but ok to take vaccine with pork?

    NOW WILL THE BURIAL MUSLIMS IN SL AVOID THE VACCINE SAYING ITS AGAINT THEIR RELIGON? IF HALAL – THEY CANT TAKE IT.
    IF THESE OTHER COUNTRIES CAN BEND TO COMMON SENSE OVER DICTATES OF 1600 YEARS AGO, ON HALAL , THEN SL MUSLIMS SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE RECPTIVE RIGHT?

    OUR MUSLIMS HAVE BECOME MORE FUNDEMENTAL THAN UAE AND MIIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES ALSO..!!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/world/asia/indonesia-sinovac-vaccine-halal.html

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      You are no Yonaka or Sonakar , a word derived from the ancient Sanskrit/Tamil word for a Greek ” Yavana ” . Basically when someone addressed you as Sonakar it meant ” the outsider” Commonly used for Greek and Arab traders who came to South India. You are no Greek or Arab but descended from converted Tamils to Islam. Later just like the work ” Moor” that was used by the Portuguese for any South Asian Muslim, the term Sonakan or even Thullukan was derogatorily used by non Muslim Tamils , to describe a Muslim Tamil . Basically meaning the outsider. This does not mean you are Moor or a Yonaka or Sonakar.

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        You are all descended from largely low caste South Indian Tamil converts to Islam. A little bit of Yonaka . Bonaka , Arab or Camel or whatever takes your fancy does not change this truth. Understood converted Indian Tamil immigrant. Yonaka my foot. How can you respect a people who deny their actual origin and heritage for perceived political and economic benefits , all in the name of Islam and a fake Arab origin , that they hardly have, to hide their real largely low caste Indian Tamil converted origin and give themselves some fake airs. You will see lots of Sinhalese and Tamil Karaiyar and other low castes , who have some Portuguese , even ancestry , looking very Mediterranean and light skinned. Does this mean they are Portuguese. This new Yonaka /Bonaka /Sonakar argument , to justify a fake ethnicity and deny your Tamil ethnicity is the same. They are not Portuguese and you are not Yonaka/Bonaka /Sonakar or Moor.

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    Cont.7
    MOOR OR MUSLIM??

    It was most probably the Indian Tamil Muslims who were convetered and some intermarried with some morrocan Arab traders,
    who travelled by land and sea to malabar and Tamil Nadu , which is why Arwi was adopted by Tamil nadu Muslims , some to date have still preserved it, it was a need of the hour.
    Before I go further , are there kunjis and nainas as Arabic names ?
    These were indigenous names of Malabar and Tamil nadu.
    It is noteworthy to mention that is was The Tamil Nadu Muslims who wore the Fez caps first , this could be due to morrocan influence and it is them the portugese came in contact first and named them as Moors and this is why I prefer to identify as Yonaka,
    It was the Moors of India who came as traders , few may have married local Yonakas, and not Sinhalese or Tamils, some may have been convereted through the influence of intermaraige , but I believe the larger population may be by Islamic missioneries.

    The simple reason why you have somany marikars is not because one marikar married many wives or many marikars married many Yonaka women, it was a practice to name the children after those who convereted you , very much like with the Christians.

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    Cont 8
    With no malice or prejudise but because it is the fact , I will hence consider any Muslim who does not identify themselves as Sri Lankan Yonaka aka Sri Lankan Moor , and all those who identify themselves with an ethnicity that is not local and came to existence after the portugese , dutch and The British raj , only as The decendents of the legally naturalised immigrants , who ofcause have all the right to all privileges as a Citizen of Sri Lanka..
    So if any of the present day Sri Lankan Tamil speaking Muslims , insists on identifying as SL Muslims only and not as SL Yonaka aka Moor Muslims , and refuse to adopt the
    SL Yonaka Muslim Culture ,which includes , the attire which we used before 1977 , where most men prefered to be clean shaven and with western dress and even men who wore the sarong had a western coat with pump shoes on, and the Fez Cap was never forgotten at weddings and Jummah Prayers.
    Obviosly these must be decendents of Immigrant Muslims who became citizens through naturalizing,

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    Fahim Night
    Your lengthy presentation is of much educative value which
    I copied and saved for future reference.
    Now what is your opinion about the following:
    /
    GATAM / November 7, 2020
    Sri Lankan Buddhists are the most intolerant, superstitious, jealous and naive people I have ever met across 34 countries I traveled. They would worship any tree, clay thing, alien or politician for benefit. World Buddhists must steer clear of this intolerant tribe.
    /
    Soma

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      @Soma
      I do not know how my narrative would be worth to be copied and saved as a material of education,
      My narrative is totally summed up from online littrature I had gathered and concluded a speculative opinion that agrees with me,
      With no citations to support my opinion , except to the Mahawansam, part of Yonas
      However , its also quite puzzling when someone like you , I have known on CT , who have been overly critical of the entire Muslim community , also taking notes of your recent comment above ,which is
      not much different than what GATAM has said about Sinhalese Buddhist , its like tossing two sides of the same coin.
      How can anyone with even an atom of concience ever be so judgemental and be insenstive of peoples faiths, is totally unbelievable.
      And to be honest , I am yet to meet a Sri Lankan from all four faiths who are zero superstious.
      Superstion is a refuge many cling to, because its like the wine veiling the mind , ir provides a reason to not wanting to admit the fear of seeing the light .
      It is my opinion, Superstition is the shield of cowardise that blinds the believer from seeing the devine light and a foe of the daring logic and rationale of The Enlighten one,The most Venerable, ,Noble Gautama Buddha.

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        Fahim just because I posted the real origin of the Sri Lankan Muslims does not mean I condone this current behaviour towards the island’s Muslims by the Sri Lankan government , armed forces/police and Sinhalese racists( Not all Sinhalese) . The island’s Muslims should be allowed to practice religion and culture ( not Arabic culture and Wahhabism , which only creates tension but their native South Indian Sufi culture) and allowed to bury their dead , as per their religious beliefs , without any hindrance from anyone , especially the government. I may not endorse these Arabic Hijab Burka or Nikkab that are alien to the island’s native Hindu /Buddhist cultures but if an individual wants wear these dresses and walk around , feeling very uncomfortable in the tropical heat and also listen to and tolerate the nasty comments from various bigots , good on them , as that is their choice but will draw a line on Muslim female teachers insisting on wearing these alien forms of dresses to work , at Hindu schools.

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          @Rohan
          we do not need your fake hypocritical sympathies which is to use the community to increase your speratist ideology , its regretful that
          todays Moors have givenup their ethnicity our forefathers like Razik Fareed and Azeez fought so hard to preserve and now go by a new ethnicity as Sri Lanka Tamil Speaking Muslims , the poor and majority of The unsuspecting Moors have fallen it this trap, which has been artriculated by certain rich business commumities especially those who have roots in asian foreign nation
          , every single Muslim ( The entire lot) of Politicians , and some shameless Muslim professionals ,who have come up with this consipiracy working with the support of new Islamic Sects from a cetain asian nation covered with the Arabization, to decieve the Muslims , but the devine justice is inevitable , today everything is exposed , the excuse was to use Saudi as scapegoat to endorese the fake new Arabised dress code by the so called Islamic extremism of the new three sects, encouraged by certain communities with strong roots of a certain Asian nation, Saudi whose ladies dresscode that was mandatory , being their cultural attire has now been freed.
          This conspiracy wont last.

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    Dr.Ameer Ali refers to certain groups of persons as ” Gautama’s villains” . Treating religious dignitaries with respect is a basic human quality , which Dr.Ali clearly lacks. To me, he is just another charlatan.

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    @Rohan
    we do not need your fake hypocritical sympathies which is to use the community to increase your speratist ideology , its regretful that
    todays Moors have givenup their ethnicity our forefathers like Razik Fareed and Azeez fought so hard to preserve and now go by a new ethnicity as Sri Lanka Tamil Speaking Muslims , the poor and majority of The unsuspecting Moors have fallen it this trap, which has been artriculated by certain rich business commumities especially those who have roots in asian foreign nation
    , every single Muslim ( The entire lot) of Politicians , and some shameless Muslim professionals ,who have come up with this consipiracy working with the support of new Islamic Sects from a cetain asian nation covered with the Arabization, to decieve the Muslims , but the devine justice is inevitable , today everything is exposed , the excuse was to use Saudi as scapegoat to endorese the fake new Arabised dress code by the so called Islamic extremism of the new three sects, encouraged by certain communities with strong roots of a certain Asian nation, Saudi whose ladies dresscode that was mandatory , being their cultural attire has now been freed.
    This conspiracy wont last.

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    @Rohan
    Who cares to what A BORAH WRITES, because borahs are part of your fraternity in agenda, before this borah slanders the Moors , he sould read about his own community , Its the Borahs who are low cast Hindus ?.with 70% of their Islamic culture being hinduism who try hard to claim they Yemani origins just because they migratted to Yemen to work in tobacco fields.
    we know what they are upto with you Separatists .
    first let this borha call himself a gujarati not a borha and poitnt fingers at us .
    we know the drama they put up soon after the blast too.
    It is their wish to evict us , let us see how they and their slaves like you wins.
    I am in a way glad you exposed the dirty hidden hate of the borhas againts the moors
    and who the hell cares about Ponambalam who was nothing but a racist.
    yes even if the Sinhalese persecute us ( due to the lies people like you and this borha spreads) we will not join yours and Borhas wagon of
    treason and betrayal.
    period

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    Something has been left unreported in this esteemed chronicle. What became of this Muslim donation? Helping Hambantota perhaps? https://ceylontoday.lk/news/what-became-of-rs-920m-donation

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    “This casual dismissal of advice from experts by corrupt politicians show that the President and his Prime Minister are actually prisoners in the hands of a power cartel of Sinhala Buddhist supremacists……..”

    The Cremation affair looks more like the President’s sole idea with the Prime Minister or even the younger Basil having no part in it.

    Consider

    1. On the 10th Dec. last year, the PM summoned a Meeting of Health Ministry Officials and others and he called for a list of areas where the Water Levels were beyond the reach of the Covid Virus. The Officials needed one week’s time but the PM demanded the list in a day or two at most. He seemed to be in a hurry to allow Burials in some parts of the country. One month has passed since and the PM who was in a mighty Hurry has gone into a silent mode. Why?

    2. Subsequent to this, the President is reported to have contacted the Maldivian President to explore the possibility of exporting the dead bodies for burial there. We all know what happened to that move.

    3. It was also reported in the Media that some Muslims have met the younger brother, Basil, who was reportedly in favour of burial.

    Don’t these events indicate that Cremation idea was NOT discussed even within the Family by the President?

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    Continued

    And why the hurried telephone call to the Maldivian Prez so soon after the older brother’s Meeting with Officials.

    Would the younger brother Basil have even met the Muslims, leave alone giving them some hope, had he known that the whole idea was the President’s?

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