19 September, 2019

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Govt’s Response To Digana Anti-Muslim Assaults Lukewarm And Vague

The Government has failed to ensure the security of persons and property in Digana even after it was evident that a communal riot was in the making.

Several properties owned by Muslims as well as vehicles were attacked and set on fire in broad daylight yesterday (5th) although Police and security forces were said to have been put on alert.

These attacks followed the death of a Sinhalese person who had succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by a group of Muslim men. He died on Sunday night after being treated for a week at the Kandy Teaching Hospital, leading to an uneasy situation in Teldeniya, where he was resident.

Colombo Telegraph is in possession of footage where mobs moved into Digana clearly with violent intent.

While those who assaulted M.G. Kumarasinghe (41), a resident of Ambala in Medamahanuwara were arrested Sunday night, 24 other persons suspected of carrying out attacks on Muslims were also arrested yesterday. It is alleged that those who were apprehended had not been party to the violence unleashed in Digana. A Police curfew was imposed in the Kandy administrative district subsequently, to lapse at 6.00 am this morning (6th).

Claims in social media that ‘Digana is burning’ posted at night using footage from earlier in the day have also contributed to blurring the picture of the situation on the ground. Contrary to these claims, Digana remained calm throughout last night.

The Government meanwhile has been slow to respond officially and effectively to bring the situation under control. A communique from the Department of Government Information condemned ‘sporadic incidents in Digana and Ampara,’ and ‘mischievous misinformation campaigns’ but avoided direct reference and details of the violence, thereby adding grist to the rumour mills.

According to sources on the ground in and around Digana there is fear among the Muslim community that there could be further attacks given this climate of vagueness and ineffectiveness on the part of the Government.

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  • 26
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    What about sending Sarath Fonseka to restore Law and order ? After all YAHAPALANAYA must at least show gratitude to Muslims who voted en bloc for UNP at the LGElection. Time to protect your supporters. Unleash the dog.
    Where are all the Anti Sinhala forces?

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      Sir,
      Has anybody seen that newly appointed Minister of Law and Order? Where is the hell his BOSS Sirisena? Will they find out from newspapers tomorrow? Will they appoint a COMMITTEE a week afterward to look into what went wrong? Please Guillotine these lethargic, good for nothing, blood-sucking politicians.
      Cheers!

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        Ben,

        what is wrong with you man ? Louder you shout at, all those rascals will be easy to return to power.

        We have two evils. Who is better to this date ?

        Current men are human than the barbaric Rajapakshes or not ? Please listen to your inner voice. That can guide you to sense.

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          Samson Gunawardhana,
          Your point taken. No telling, we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. I am afraid, Mahinda Raja’s uncivilized barbarians are already at the gates. 2020 is around the corner. Racists and religious fanatics are on our streets. While leading clowns of Yahapalanaya seem to fast asleep, dreaming of personal agendas. WE MUST FIGHT BACK. WE MUST HOLD OUR LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE.
          Cheers!

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        RE: Govt’s Response To Digana Anti-Muslim Assaults Lukewarm And Vague

        “Has anybody seen that newly appointed Minister of Law and Order? Where is the hell his BOSS Sirisena? Will they find out from newspapers tomorrow? “

        Want to know why? Listen to Anura Kumara Diissanayake of JVP.

        https://youtu.be/KU3ECUq6j5Q?list=UUmTcA0rOwOPCaKvfsXFeZ8w

        “We don’t believe these communal tendencies occur spontaneously. There is a group that actively and deliberately creates the environment needed for communalism. Also, there is a group that becomes prey to communal tendencies without being aware of the politics that exist in such tendencies. Both main political parties in the country need this communal tendency. This communal tendency is advantageous to the government to conceal its economic inability, inability in its administration, inability to fulfil the needs of the masses and to divert the opposition aimed at the government when it is unable to provide rights of the people. At a time when opposition to the government should have been built instigating the Sinhalese against the Muslims and vice versa is advantageous to the government. When Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim farmers are unable to carry out their tasks, when Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim youths are distressed as they are denied employment opportunities corresponding to the education they have received and all masses are tormented the masses that should have rallied against the government have been directed towards a communal tendency. Not only the government but also the defeated political groups make use of communalism to come back to power. This is why the defeated clique, as soon as a grenade exploded in a bus recently, made statements regarding the ‘rise of tigers’. They sowed communalism talking about the ‘making of an Eelam’ during the election campaign.

    • 17
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      There is an unseen hand behind this violence. First Ampara and now Digana. It all ties up to the fact that the “man waiting to grab power” and his goons may have instigated these riots to destabilize the government, as the government appears to be weak and demoralized now after the LG Elections. Especially since the Law and Order post is now in the hands of Ranil, whom they want to be removed. So what better way of getting their objective achieved than fanning the flames of communal disharmony?
      If SF had been appointed, he would have found out why the Police had been inactive for so long and allowed the riots to take place. It won’t be surprising if the top cops of the Police resents SF since they too are working under the directions of the “man waiting to grab power”.
      UNP won’t be able to get back again at the next General Election, unless they find some way to remove the bad eggs in the judiciary, AG’s dept. and in the Police.

      • 3
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        Unseen hand is nobody else kakka men of former rascal leader

        This nation would not leave a space for a civilized life in this country. They just attack ones that came sacrificising everything.
        How can they at all, compare former facists regime with the current GG rulers.
        Besides, Bond Scam was one single issue, but the factory of high crimes were on their top of the agenda at the time, MUSALAYA ruined the country.
        Why people turned out to be biased this way is my question

    • 7
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      Dear Lankans , specially Budhists ;

      A secular state is an idea pertaining to secularism, whereby a state is or purports to be officially neutral in matters of Religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion

      Can we start to make an awareness and propaganda in order to make our Sri Lanka as a SECULAR COUNTRY – ”SECULAR SRI LANKA” by making a law in Parliament ?
      Any intellectual and learned man can advise our people.

      • 3
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        who said Sl is a secular state??? nuts

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          Call it Mahavansapuraya ….small minded racists ruining the reputation of SL once again.

          • 1
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            It call Sinhalaya . not SL. Name of sri Lanka is Sinhalaya. Or Helaya Before European rule. If name was Sinhalaya or Helaya non if these problems exist .Tamils have no problem because its Tamil nadu. Tamil country.They own it. Sri lanka? A Public toilet. This this the mischeft para sudda and our kalu suddas have done to us.

      • 3
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        Why can’t you try it first in muslim country’s. Before turning this to what u want. Parliament cant decide constitution. Its up to people. You think you can steal the lands muslimize this nation seasyly when this is a seculer country? Who do u think you are? This is not Palestine this is Helaya. Country of helayas. Not you fuckibg palestinre. Let us live in out culture our heritage in our own homeland. You want haveba problem. But if you want to arabize or islamise this land then you will have to kill first. All of us. Will you do it ?,yes?

        • 0
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          You are one of Buddha terrorists. Sin kyle yas. . Now Sin Kele yas culture are defined as below;
          Putting Buddha Idol into Muslim Tamilg land then claim for them.
          Looting shops houses..
          Raping children woman even though they are mother sisters..
          Drinking Kasippu everyday..
          Smuggle Kudu Ganja into colombo and sell to school children..
          Giving looted money to Kaavi Terrorist who resides in Pansales
          If non budist fight with a Buddhist and even aftr settled peacefully, calling Sin Kele thugs Kaavi rowdies to set fire loot and kills Muslim Tamils.
          Nowe Bud ism became Barbarism like Myanmar ..
          And many more..
          Give up your rowdism and respect ur Buddha. ..
          Thats why Need Secularism in Sri Lanka.

        • 0
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          Oh the great Helaya from the great culture and heritage , please sit in front of a mirror and ask these questions whilst you read this which proves how great your culture and heritage was in 2017.

          https://www.police.lk/images/others/crime_trends/2017/grave_crime-2017.pdf

    • 6
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      Careful Percy, our racist Field Marshal may not be the answer. On the contrary he may well abandon the chance to protect ‘his supporters’. NO, he, like all the present lot of politicians, will always keep his eye on the majority. After all that is where the votes lie.

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        Spring Koha

        This is what the lonely public racist told the Canadian media National post in Sept. 2008.

        “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people,” he says.

        “We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country.

        “We are also a strong nation … They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things.”
        He dismisses concerns by international human rights groups about the conduct of his forces, saying that while civilian deaths are inevitable in war, relatively few non-combatants have died in the Sri Lankan conflict.


        http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/story.html?id=832374

        And the public racist shamelessly went to the Tamil people begging for their votes in 2010. Isn’t the usual custom or norm of the candidates.

    • 11
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      Percy, seems the anti sinhala forces are with CT editorial staff and it’s many followers. They talk provocatively against the Sinhalese but do nothing for innocent victims, be they sinhala, Tamil or Muslim. They hope their agenda to advance out of chaos, misery. Just as the vile Tamil Terrorists did.

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        lal loo

        You are back.
        Brilliant.
        “They talk provocatively against the Sinhalese but do nothing for innocent victims, be they sinhala, Tamil or Muslim.”

        Help the rioters with financial support, they need to buy petrol, food, transport, …………………. pay for the rent a mob, ………………..
        THE THUGS NEED YOU.

    • 2
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      Al Qaeda in Srilanka.

    • 1
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      Percy – Yahapalanaya should enlist the services of Rajan Wahab or Hora Police !

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      Percy

      Duty of the government is to protect everybody, not the supporters or those voted.

  • 32
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    These thugs attacking property and the Mosque, seem to be filthy cowards. Some don’t have the guts to show their faces. If they are as tough as they like to think they are, why are they afraid of showing their criminal faces?

    Why are these criminals taking the law into their own hands, like uncivilized elements? What these drunken Muslim men did was WRONG in beating this poor man to death, and deserves severe punishment. What the out of control mobs did was also wrong, and deserves to be arrested for their crimes.

  • 20
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    Without uncivilized religions, this world will be more peaceful.

    • 19
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      Abolish religions. Ban teaching our children utter lies based on medieval fairy tales. The only race or religion required is HUMANITY. Make that compulsory. Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “The only race or religion required is HUMANITY. “

        Lately I suspected you have forgotten the word HUMANITY. Well done, you have once again reconnected to the real world. Congratulations.

        Being a human being, Humanity should be your reference point, not the smart ass super patriotic Brigadier, who is only after good life for his immediate family, next promotion, a place in the shame history, publicity ………………………. and impunity from war crime charges.
        Hope you won’t fall for his type of stunts.
        Double cheers.

    • 12
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      I agree. It is religion, caste, and creed, that is the root of many wars, and chaos, around the world. People are killing using religion as the excuse.

      The Christians (Western nations led by the US) have dropped bombs over MANY Muslim nations, at the slightest excuse, toppling their governments and pretending to take “democracy” over there. Resulting in the deaths of 2-4 million Muslims, millions injured, and millions more are now homeless.

      The Muslims (extremists) have terrorized civilians killing without any hesitation their own, and non Muslims, by beheading and suicide bombs. Muslims are also waging sectarian wars between Sunni and Shia, followers of the same religion. Killing worshipers in Mosques, and seem to have no respect for their own religion, when they attack Mosques.

      The Jews, have had a brutal occupation going for over 60 years, and every time they decide to “mow the lawn”, they kill thousands of innocent civilians, last time in 2014 they killed nearly 2500 Palestinians, mostly women and children. They are also backed by Western nations, who send them billions in aid, and billions in weapons, to kill mostly Muslims( and some Christians). They are also known to instigate the Christian nations into bombing the Muslim nations in their region, pretending they are all out to ‘wipe them off the map” (ironically it is Palestinians who have their lands stolen, the Jews wiping them off the map.
      Now they are provoking the US into doing the same with Iran.
      Saudi Arabia, now buddies with the Jews, join them in that effort.

      Buddhists have forgotten the teachings of their Lord Buddha, and in Myanmar have persecuted, raped, killed thousands of Muslims, many becoming refugees, and here in Sri Lanka similar hatred for Muslims are shown resulting in some deaths, property and Mosques destroyed.
      All based on false rumors.

      Hindus in India, have time and time again attacked Muslims, killing thousands and recently many for eating beef, or accused of eating beef.

      That about covers all the major religions. They all have their share of violence, and keep making this world a very chaotic place There is enough of blame to go around, and unfortunately, there is no end in sight, as long as leaders, and hate groups, keep their war games going.

    • 8
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      Every main religion in our now cursed land has been imported; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism AND Buddhism have all been brought in from outside. Other peoples Gods. Buddhism, a simple philosophy, has been hijacked and tailored to suit the requirements of our land.

      What ever happened to simple tree hugging?

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        Spring Koha

        “What ever happened to simple tree hugging?”

        Tree hugging should be revived, we need a tree hugging movement just like the temperance movement in your younger days. In the name of development land grabbing mafia is actively engaged in destroying environment. When environment dies, the people die with it too.

        Thanks for reminding the forum sharers the need to protect environment by a sustained campaign of tree hugging.

        Your great grand children and their grand children will remember you for your selfless services to trees.

      • 2
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        Strange Judaism is not mentioned. Aren’t there any Jews in Sri Lanka or they are camouflaging like the fifth column every where else in the world?

  • 21
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    Taking a look at the terrible videos, it reminds me of the 1983 riots, when murderous mobs, organized by certain politicians, were going around attacking, burning, and killing innocent people who had nothing to do with the killing of those Army officials.
    They even looted from the businesses, and homes, from the people they despised.

    It seems every now and then, these haters and bullies, need some damn excuse to
    show they are the majority and own this country. Many true Buddhists are appalled
    by their behavior, and are ashamed of the thugs in saffron robes too.

    We have to rise above this, and act in a civilized and united manner. All are Sri Lankans, and we should not be divided by those who have their own wicked agendas.
    As if on cue, Social media is now flooded with hate comments, and anti Muslim threats, most probably by those who are part of the group that are part of the
    organized hate groups. We can only guess where they got their training from.
    If they were true patriots, they would not try to spread hate, and destroy their own country.

    We may have differences, but we should be intelligent enough to handle it in a civilized manner, not run amok and burn, attack, and kill, innocent Sri Lankans.

    Time for the leader in charge of Law and Order, to show his abilities, and nip this in the bud. Time to deal with these trouble makers with a firm hand.

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      Navin

      you know a Vicious Racist commenter named JIM SOFTY in CT, was a Sin kele thug and he and his family are living with the looted money property gold from Innocent TAMILS in 1983 killings. Thats the reason he always write unbiased, false brainless comments to spread Buddha Racism ..

    • 0
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      “Time for the leader in charge of Law and Order, to show his abilities,”

      ha ha ha ha ha ha

      what abilities has he shown in 40 years.

      in singapore he is doing great wooing the investors.Law and order of course he is the right man for the wrong job.for getting investment right man for the right job.

  • 21
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    It’s strange that at a time like this when there is mistrust hate being fomented between communities, resulting in violence, death and damage to property, both Sirisena and RW haven’t felt responsible enough to go there in person and make an address to the nation clarifying issues to put an end to this spiralling violence.
    No wonder this country will never have statesmen, only petty politicians are left.
    There is no future for this land or its people!

    • 7
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      No Ranjana, you may be wrong here. I have the feeling, it has been no easy, with the kind of extremists – being spearheaded by former high criminals. By hook or crook they want to retrun to power.
      The reason why Mr Sirisena paid a visit to the Madakalapuwa few days ago was – to keep the shut of that pissu balla the siamesian twin of Ghansara – Mangalarama abusive monk.
      So you cant say that the govt would not take it serious.
      I think this govt should long have to pass so many reforms in the line of law and order. But they have failed to do so.
      More freedom cant be made practical in a land almost every second is into corruption and abusive nature of life. Lately held local polls outcome proved that.
      We dream of a civlized society but the signs of it is seen not even at the very end of the tunnel.
      So, we can wait longer than we ever thought, but in the time being you need to get passed all the hard laws against any culprits rise up against the fellow citizens.

  • 11
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    This is Lankawe for the viewers. Lanka has taken a 360 degree turn in a vicious cycle which has no end to it. The public thirst for racial/religious discrimination,resentment and violence mixed with retardation and stupidity will never be quenched.After all this is election time where the politicians and there acolytes in disguise are unleashed. The public never gets tired of this circus, to be honest majority of them enjoy this show.So long for any hope.Bye Bye Mother Lanka.

  • 5
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    Absolutely agree with you Navin

  • 11
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    Now you will see the acolytes (patriots???) DJ, Rajiva, Malinda,Wimal and the rest will come out with there guns blazing with their concocted theories to spread the violence for the gain of their masters.Pretty much a puppet show at a cost.I saw this at age 5 and now even after 50 years there is no end to this circus.

  • 6
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    Today ,It has come o a situation ,where if you are a Muslim. And of cause mostly moor ethnicity, all that is needed to assault or kill you or burn homes ,shops and mosques is a tiny argument with a Sinhalese or a staged &planned set up .

    This is an open attack on Moor Muslim Community’s economy and livelihood.

    A friend of mine was nearly assaulted by a a neighbor because he was a bit audible and the description he used to complaint about the continued discrimination & derogatory terms used by a tiny group among his neighbors.
    So it is evident it was a pre planned matter to agitate him and then to assault him , a lot of pressure is on him to force him to sell his property and evict him and his family as the area now is becoming valuable .

    I have warned him to inform international authorities with full description of the incident and names and pictures of the people involved .+if possible)

    In case they use a similar situation in his area and get thugs to burn his house or kill him ,the matter can be taken up internationally by publishing the suspects names ,pictures and the incident for action against any suspects if in case
    . Sri Lanka government dies not .

    Muslims living in isolated areas must have hidden cameras ,don’t showcase them, try to see if you can install spy cameras or micro cameras ,not that expensive. .a Sincere advice. .

    This is not going Stop ,unless the one and only capable brave Soldier Hon.Sarath Fonseka is appointed as law & Order min with full powers .

    They will never do it , Because they are know he will do the job even at the cost of his life .

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      You are not Moor . but immigrant Dravidian Tamil South Indians. Even now want to deny your actual Tamil origin and identity and claim a fake non existent Arab/Moor identity. If there is any Arab/Moor or any other origin amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims. it is only found amongst a very small minority of them and that too very little. Not worth talking about. Yet these Sri Lankan Muslims will keep on claiming this very negligible Arab/Moor origin as their sole heritage and completely ignore their 99% Dravidian Tamil origin and heritage. Just to find favour with the Sinhalese and for real and imagined petty benefits. Islam/Muslim is a religion and not a race or ethnicity and being Muslims does not mean you are Arab or Moor. Most of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs, they are largelySouth Asians and then in Indonesians. . Even the Arabs have stated you are not of Arab /Moorish heritage but South Asian converts to Islam, Meaning Tamil. . What is happening now to the island’s Muslims is sad and deplorable but you reap what you sow. In the name of Islam and a fake Arab/Moor origin, the island’s Muslims overtly and covertly supported Sinhalese racism, discrimination and war crimes against the island’s Tamils and in many instances took part with the Singhalese in the anti Tamil pogroms and celebrated with the Sinhalese over the killing of Tamils. In the east they are still doing so, as they can get away with it. Destroying Hindu temples and stealing Tamil people’s land. Ironically it is the ancestors of these same Tamils who gave their ancestors refuge and even Tamil Hindu Mukkuva women to start families now they are repaying this by trying to steal the land of the very same people who gave them refuge. Despite what is happening now , we still can never trust you , as given a chance you will backstab us again deny your Tamil origin and join with the same Sinhalese who are now attacking you.

  • 4
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    Nothing can be compared with 1983 in Sri Lanka’s History .

    The closed could be Cambodia and Ruwanda

    • 5
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      Myanmar is similar or worse than the 1983 riots.

  • 8
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    I am just waiting to see one of the fans of CT is pointing out MR for this incident. Aluthgama yes he was in power and should be responsible. If you point MR this time as well without power I should believe MR is larger than life right????

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    Worried Muslim
    Yes it is a terrible time. But S.F. is not the answer. Today it is assault and arson. Under Fonseka you can safely add rape as well. [Edited out]

    • 2
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      Percy dated, disturbed and pathetic, Hora police, Ranjan Wahab

      “Fonseka you can safely add rape as well. “

      As if rape is an alien custom to you.

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        NV – Thanks for letting us know that this bugger has Multiple Personality Order!

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    According to very reliables sources ,a certain important Muslim populated Village in Kandy was left to the mercy of Thugs who were preparing to attack and wipe out the entire village from all sides , A certain High Security official refused to provide any security at all claiming he has no personnel to combat such a large gang

    None of The Muslim politicians were able to be contacted except one person at a very junior level who have offered some words of comfort and assured to pass the message to higher
    ups
    Not a Single Muslim politician even bothered to call and check the safety . meanwhile A rather notorious from past famous and now anti Muslim ,News portal had said they need more days to cover cover the story ,guess they need more anti Ranil massala to add ,if it was a different situation these would be the ones who would be 1st to highlight .
    Its a miracle this village escaped.
    Yet no security has been provided.,no inquiry made .
    These villages must chase all those politicians & medias who did not come at their time of despair.

    • 4
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      ‘ Not a single Muslim politician even
      Bothered to call and check.the safety
      …at their time of despair.’
      ” In the end,we will remember not
      The words.of our enemies,but
      The silence of our friends”.
      ( Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.)

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    If people can take law into their hands why do we need any government. A series of attacks since Dambulla suggest that it is well planned to wipe out Muslim community. they want to harm Muslim community as they did for Tamils in North. This is done gradually one by one. One Tamil friend at work said to me that Do not think Sinhalese are stupids but they want to wipe out Tamil and Muslim community one by one gradually and they are happy as long as minorities are wiped out.
    otherwise what can you tell about this violence. like 1983 for Tamils they want to make it for Muslim community that is what is going on now…. If monks and mobs can ransack mosques, shops and houses.. one boy was burned to death inside the house.. what is it this then? while police doing nothing ? it means this government is behind this. Both Ranil, M&S like MR & co follow the path of wiping out minorities..

    I hope that they do not touch Upcountry Tamils ..If they do it .. Indian might send once again India Peace keeping force to protect Indians Tamils in the upcountry areas.. I think it is not a remote prediction given the nature of Sri lankan -Chinese relationship..if Sinhalese mobs touch upcountry Tamils I do not think India will tolerate that ,,,It may send its force once again to Sri Lanka. It appears Sri Lanka will never get peace..
    if people can behave like this why do you need any law enforcement.. animals could behave better than this .. Jungle laws are better than this.. Why do you need any government .. it appears some element of government is pleased with it

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    The fourth discipline of the IRONMAN contest was held in Kandy yesterday, thereby making it a quadrathlon.

    How come there’s no response from fanatics such as Yasas Hewage and Elephant House Mevan Peiris?

    Just four weeks ago, in the lead up to the IRONMAN contest, Yasas and Mevan came out in support or were labeling the Tamil protestors in London as terrorist sympathizers.

    Mevan should have at least entered Susantha Ratnayake for the IRONMAN so that he can lose a few pounds and wean himself off Keells sausages.

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    Successive Sinhala Govts never respond or have responded to attack on minorities. They always wait for a few days and then set up a lame duck commission to inquire.
    But if its the otherway around….minority attacking Sinhala people then there will be a big deployment of Army, Navy, RAF and brutal violence.

    The underlying fact is that SWRD gave birth to the genie “Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist Racism” and was nurtured by successive Sinhala Buddhist Governments.

    The “country” is paying the price we have not seen the worse yet

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      Racism is a part of our heritage. Tamil nadu and north Tamils worse racist. Can sinhala man can buy a land in north? Forget Sick thesawalamei law? We are racist to survive. We won’t exist without racism. Defensive Racism is a good thing. Defensive racism is needed. Offensive racism is bad. Like send armies to different country. Defensive racism is need for a nation to survive. When a nation don’t have it they become servants slave sex slaves for a another offensive racist nation.

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        what the hell is a defensive racism? large scale riots?

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    why cannot the government control these thugs. Put Sarath Fonseka in charge. This Ampitiya bugger who was terrorising in the east was seen in digana. why can’t the gove arrest this thug and put him in prison

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    Where are the big foul mouth so-called Muslims ministers and MP s?
    Now Muslim know the pain every Tamil in this country experienced in the past
    while Muslims had picnics and dance when Tamil cried for their dead ones in next village.
    Where are the warriors dress like Arabs look like clowns?
    Now Muslims should accept that they are also Tamils and must live with them.
    If they try to rule Tamils one day they will be in the sea like Rohingyas but no one will accept SL Muslims.

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    Rajash, to say that SWRD gave birth to racism is simplistic and wrong. Racism was there all along under the British and subsequently. The racism of the British, the English educated Sinhalese and Tamils, the Burghers, the Christians, the Muslims.

    SWRD was just the midwife that helped deliver the backlash to centuries of oppression of the Sinhala Buddhists. He went too far and subsequent politicians (Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim) have used the potent poison of race and religion to further their ends.

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    All properties burnt can be restored. Can you bring back the life of the person you killed? If it so
    ask all Muslims to bring back the life of the Sinhalese person they killed during a minor road accident happened due to indiscipline driving and also ask Sinhalese to restore the business and houses they burned.
    Although most of the foreign elements want to show this as a riot against Muslims, done by Buddhists , there is no such motivation from the general public. Did they check the religion of all the mobs involved? This is one of the common incidents generally happen in all south east Asian countries.If a neighbor is in a crisis all come to react. They take the law into their hands and look for solutions according to their will. Because these people are highly emotional and shortsighted.

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      N.deSilva:

      “Because these people are highly emotional and shortsighted”, you know what it cost to SL as a nation. And everyone knows that being emotional and shortsighted had a limit too. Pre 1983 and post 1983 are good samples.

      What happened to the emotion and shortsightedness that had been there in 1983 pogrom when bombs started exploding every corner killing the innocents? Had this been controlled or forced to control prior to 1983, we would be enjoying a better SL now, plus weaknesses would not have been revealed.

  • 1
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    Unseen god/gods are causing damage to life & property through their agents on planet earth, particularly in SL these days.

    Make an announcement to god/gods to appear physically within a given time unless their concepts will have to be banned.

    Those people who oppose the idea must be taken to mental hospital for rehabilitation.

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    Viewers did you ever question the reason why only MR on the day of ballot counting send a statement to his supporters requesting not be too loud in celebrating and not to involve in any VIOLENCE/REVENGE acts, when no one was expecting any untoward post election events., That is what I call it has MR style of sending a message in disguise to prepare for one.This is one of those humanitarian acts of releasing the people from enemy lines. I will not be surprised that these were planned well in advance, Things do not take place in random with out planning, One incident is followed by other with a cue from the top and rest is done by hired people in social media/news paper/tv/media/fake news and so called clergy.And of course the public is as usual sitting duck.Go Figure( not at all rocket science)

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    “The king who judges the poor man in truth, his throne will be established fprever”. Prov. 29.

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    comment by Dr Rajash……
    The Majority Muslim and Arabs-Islam nations right to exist has been that totally destroy by USA, UK and EU countries by the rule of war politics by western ideology of that Empire of Christianity .
    Not a single Islam nation has been permitted rise their “ugly” head of newly formed alliance of the USA and UK in 18 years.
    This is real current situation in that global political phenomena of pressure by US hegemony forced Muslim/Islam to surrender their sovereignty to West or Israel. Needless to say that backbone of Muslim and Arabs countries their independence was broken by US hegemonies of the war footing power-politics. .
    Is there a way to a Just Peace in Sri lanka? Yes , we have way to Peace without an exchange of separatist of Muslim of that regional division of spoil by UNP and TNA robbers? There is through of majority political- democracy that people changes on democracy reforms against Islam Terrorism.

    In line of Sri Lankan today is nearer to start to the beginning of such vast democratic revolution than any other country. Well time has come transfer of power by peacefully which is possible to curb that anti-democracy of UNP + SLFP and their alliance of TNA and JVP will an open NEW path for Peace in Lanka.
    In fact Major Islam and Muslim communities in our land the road is very clear ,that path of Just peace lies before us, harmony between Sinhalese and Muslims , Tamils has to defeated UNP politics tricks .
    We are nation whom do not that want surrender Ours nation Sovereignty to USA, UK,EU and Indian by their revival of power- politics. …. Indian Ocean countries.

    In principle terms that we do Not Agreed the current alliances of UNP+SLFP, TNA and JVP of “good governances” regime has been by Re-introduce that New Emergencies laws and Regulations working towards Jacobins rule in 21st century.

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      Piyadasa Yalagala ; can you repost this in English please
      By the way I am not Dr Rajash

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    N.deSilva –
    All properties burnt can be restored. Can you bring back the life of the person you killed? If it so…

    Life of a Youth of very tender age was taken as revenge
    so now what ?

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    Paving way for the IPKF to take action this time in Kandy. This is the best opportunity for India to monitor and check the infiltration of China as well. It is then all communities will value the independence.

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    I blame the dreaded Mahavansaya for this uppity syndrome that the uneducated Sinhala Buddhist suffer from….A tiny vocal minority of religious zealots controlling the majority.

    Nothing will change in this so called “paradise”.

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    Unfortunately, this is the result of very weak government. Whether, it is Muslim or Sinhalese they know that law is unlikely to be enforced in full force. Most of the law is localised and all depends on who runs the neighbourhoods. The Muslims who instigated this indecent should have been aware that a reaction of this scale would definitely have repercussions on their community. In an environment, when the stability of the government itself under questions, there is no wonder people feel they are free to act as they please. This is probably not just and outcome of this particular incident, but the simmering racial tensions that are due to either real or perceived favouritism for minority communities

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    This is the next war that Sri Lanka has to face. After the last war no Government truly brought about reconciliation. Today due to cheap political benefits nationalistic feeling is being fueled by the JO/SLPP. Unfortunately we do not have a commander who can control this war. President Sirisena is sleeping with the enemy in the night and during the day he is dancing with the friend. Such weak President does not even want to appoint a strong commander to control law and order in the country. Who should be impeached? Will this end in Al-Qaeda or Talaiban coming to Sri Lanka?

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    The challenge is obvious.
    SLPP proved that the language/religion-divide is usable.
    Digana was used as a challenge “Catch us at your own peril”.

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