27 July, 2017

Hate Crimes: Top Diplomats In Unprecedented Meeting Seeks Justice For Muslims

In what is termed as an ‘unprecedented meeting’ several top diplomats in Sri Lanka came together on Thursday to assure the Muslim community that they will utilize their necessary diplomatic channels to pressure the government and the police to take action against the increasing attacks on Muslims.

During a meeting between the Ambassadors of EU, Australia, Canada, Turkey, South Africa, and the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka as well as other civil society organizations at the Dewatagaha Mosque in Colombo, the diplomats condemned the violence and called for freedom of religion and rule of law to be respected.

During the meeting, the diplomats highlighted that it was important for the government and the police to ensure there is no impunity to the series of hate crimes, which has seen a drastic increase over the recent weeks. Incidentally, the show of solidarity by the diplomatic community to the Muslims come exactly a week since the police claimed that it deployed four units to arrest Bodu Bala Sena’s Galagoda Atte Gnanasara on charges of inciting religious disharmony. However, a week later, Gnanasara is yet to be arrested.

In a tweet, Alan Keenan, Sri Lanka Project Director of the International Crisis Group said, “To my knowledge this kind of collective public diplomatic intervention is unprecedented in Sri Lanka.” He added that such intervention would have been ‘unnecessary’ if the government had enforced the law.

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    I vehemently denounce the selective judgement and selective prominence placed on attacks on Muslim religious places by these Diplomats including the US, while totally disregarding all incidents related to attacks on Temples, Buddha Statues, Buddhist archaeological sites and an assault on a Buddhist Monk (by police) in the North and East.<<<< Is this Diplomacy? Hardly. <<<< Is this Duplicity? Oh, yeah. As usual.<<<<< 1. A Mosque was attacked in Villa Road, Oldham, after Manchester bomb blast. CCTV shows a man walking to the front door of the Mosque and setting fire to it. Did the British Police arrest the culprit? I couldn't find any news to that effect. Was there any collective Diplomatic intervention to “call for rule of law”?.<<<<< 2. France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria banned wearing Islamic niqab/burka. We will never ban them and these Diplomats called for "freedom of religion" in Sri Lanka. <<<<< 3. Last year, CNN reported quoting FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics Report, that in one year, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US rose 67%, from 154 incidents in 2014 to 257 in 2015. How about intervening in that? <<<<< 4. Donald Trump’s immigration ban on Muslims were not challenged by counterparts of these Diplomats in the US. <<<<< 5. In India, attacks on Muslims by Hindus were not denounced by their counterparts. <<<<<< Practice what you preach, Diplomats!!! <<<<< Ranil’s failure to investigate these ‘phantom’ attacks leads to a suspicion that the Government is behind these attacks to create religious riots in the country.—— There is no need for Buddhists to attack Mosques.<<<<< Other than the voice of Gnansara Thero which was not raised against Muslims but in Protection of Buddhist Archaeological Sites, Deforestation in Wilpattu by a Muslim Minister and Illegal Construction of Muslim Settling Sites (don’t touch him), there is no “hatewave against Muslims”.

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      This “unprecedented” Diplomatic intervention is purely to “intimidate, manipulate and influence” the Government to arrest Gnanasara Thero, at the request of Muslims. Don’t you dare to touch him. ——- There is no evidence to prove that he or any of the Buddhists has a hand in these attacks on Mosques. Every time Gnanasara Thero raises his voice, there is a phantom attack on a Mosque. Who knows, may be parties with vested interests doing it deliberately? If I say Assad Sally or Bathiudeen is behind it, will the Police go and arrest them?<<<<< The hate-wave against Muslims in the US and UK are unprecedented.—– Having said that we cannot ignore the danger placed on innocent people by ISIS terrorists, their followers all over the world and attempts of some Muslim religious priests converting the innocents to their ideology. <<<<< The LTTE terrorists were Tamils and the ISIS terrorists are Muslims. It is not our doing.——– The citizens have a right to demand the SL government to investigate into happenings in the East. We don't want another LTTE. The foreign Muslim Ideologists who are a threat to our society should be expelled from the country. ——- A Muslim Provincial Council Member in the East has already threatened to unleash terror in Sri Lanka. Did the Police investigate and take a statement from him? ——– If the Muslim community also yearns for a peaceful country like Buddhists, then they should assist the Government to find Muslim extremists. Seeking the intervention of some selected Diplomats to arrest Gnanasara Thero doesn't solve the problem.

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      Champa,

      Just visit http://www.youtube.com or http://www.facebook.com and type Gnasara in the search, and you will see hundreds of results. Then just click any of your desired video post and listen to it. If you’re not fluent in Sinhala, get some help from a translator, but make sure the translator is used to certain terms.

      Even I, as well as many Sri Lankans would admire Rev. Gnanasara’s cause, if he doesn’t use those filthy words and stop violent behavior and not inciting communal violence. I am sure he could achieve much more too.

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        “” I am sure he could achieve much more too.””- Ho ho he would achieve nothing from the goo culture of bending.

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      Lol….where were u when the Tigers were playing havoc?,….what it took for our LION Gnanasara to become A RAT n be hiding was an arrest warrant…IF the atrocities committed against the minorities by the Robed thugs are not abated…pretty a soon there might be anothervwar in SL….and this time a long haul war where international terrorists would come n play….where would u be? Wrapped around the Saree if ur mom or be a keyboard warrior in a western country… I bet ud not be there in the front lines. Terrorists are not born…but mostly become one coz if being victims of circumstances I dread to think of a Sri Lanka going into another war….

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        These crazy so call Buddhist Monks instead of preaching Lord Buddha’s Teachings – making hate speech and creating tension and unrest in the country, These type of people are a curse to Sri Lanka.

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          well said. you can clearly see the crowd gathered around this monk are all goons and waiting for a chance to burn houses and rob the innocent. we saw this during 1983. we dont want this to happen again. we have lost so many during the war.

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      Dear Champa “Other than the voice of Gnansara Thero which was not raised against Muslims” …this shows how ignorant you are or you are not updated with the latest news. we have seen enough blood in the past.. its our poor soldiers and innocent people who were the victims, and not the ones who scream in filth like Gnasara thero and you. we don’t want any blood shed in the name of religion or community.

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        Dear Roshan <<<< People, I am sure have learnt lessons. There will never be repetitions of the past, which have been created with ulterior motives where a section of gullible people were persuaded into. <<< I have reiterated many times that I am not for violence or terror and never will be. <<< Last year, I criticized Gnanasara Thero unsympathetically and denounced his speech. This time I supported because he raised his voice not against Muslims but in protecting Buddhist archaeological sites, Temples, Rainforests and against unauthorized settlements and the dangerous spread of ideological radicalization in the East. There are proof to support his accusations. <<<<< At a time where Government is hell bent on making Sri Lanka a secular country, our voice is very much needed in protecting Buddhism. Being supporters of the Government or being a Minister or being a Muslim or a Tamil doesn’t give anybody a right to engage in crimes thinking that they are above the law. All those perpetrators should have been arrested.—— On the other hand, the attacks on Mosques remain unresolved mysteries paving the way for interested groups to directly accuse Buddhists. It was the Government who created the tension. <<<< The Police should have first enforced law against Tamil/Muslim politicians who made hate speeches against Sinhalese daily basis, those who threatened to chase Sinhalese and the Army from the North within a certain period, those who contribute to separatist ideology, those who commemorated banned LTTE terrorist organization displaying its flag and the Eastern PC Member who threatened to unleash terror in Sri Lanka which are physical, before hunting down social media for hate speeches which are virtual.<<< Raising someone’s voice to protect Buddhism is not a crime. It is a right. Being the majority doesn’t prevent anybody from being enjoying one’s rights.

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    No a single Sri Lankan that Muslim Organization has gone any Embassy of Western countries to protest for that USA, Australia, UK-England , Canada, France, Germany, of Islam people in Middle countries killed by gun-point of Democracy of Christen politics more than half-millions…Muslims.
    The Million of Muslim and Arabs in —Iraq, Syria, Egypt Yemen ,Libya ,Tunisia, and Sudan had been killed by US -UK during war against Iraq ,but not a single Muslims Organizations has gone to protest of any western Embassies since 2001 was NON..
    By own Muslim brothers has been displaced in many parts of world ,what is that Sri Lankan Muslim community did?
    Are they protest to any of Western Embassies by Sri Lankan Muslim organizations?
    Why is that Western Embassies are sympathies to only Sri Lankan Muslims?

    On what grounds that Western Embassies sympathies attitudes to SL Muslims?
    The Sri Lankan majority Muslims are fish in trouble water ? Are they up to what?

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      Champa, Sirisena Yatawara just because you do not have anything to write just don’t talk about what is happening in western countries. Muslims there not keeping quite, whatever way they can they are attacking too. Western media made them terrorist. These diplomat know the truth that is, for the barbaric, murderous act of western government there will be reaction. What did Sri Lanka Muslim do to the Sinhalese for these barbaric, murderous, racist Sinhalese of Gnanesera types to attack Muslim. These diplomats know Muslim here are peaceful types minding their own business. Even from Sinhalese King’s rules to present rule Muslim supported the unitary state of Sri Lanka, accepted Sinhala as state language and in every other field co-operated with Sinhalese. These racist have nothing to point a finger toward Muslim so they are talking about Islamization, breeding, fundamentalism etc. which do not have any truth but simply copying the Zionist and Christian fundamentalist propaganda which have a good place in the media. These diplomat know the truth and they want the government to take action to stop these violence.

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        Ralli Ameen ——The Government doesn’t need their advice to stop violence for there is no violence when comparing to attacks against Muslims in their respective countries. I write what I want. You can’t shut my mouth with your rubbish concealing true facts.—– All these problems are created by Muslim Politicians. They broke the bond between Muslims and Buddhists. They supported this Government to come into power and they think that they have the right to violate the law of the country. —– The Buddhist Archaelogical Sites were bulldozed by Muslims in the East.. There is enough evidence that Wilpattu was destroyed by a Muslim Minister and Muslims were settled there illegally, yet no action was taken. What evidene do you have to accuse Gnanasara Thero or any Buddhists of the attacks on Mosques? Nothing. The Police should arrest Baithudeen first, who thinks that Muslims are above the law.<<<<<< The bargaining power of Muslims and Tamils will be over at the next election. Buddhists will realize the need to be united irrespective of party and colour and they will do that definitely to protect the country.

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          Champa, about 45 years back my Sinhalese friend and I accompanied a monk from Mawanella temple in search of treasures during Ramanaya’s time buried in a hilly place in central Sri Lanka. I cannot remember the name of the place. This monk with two of his partners took us on wild goose chase in hilly places and finally arrived at a spot which he recognized as the place on seeing some marks on a rock. Monk’s two helpers dig the place and found some items. He was excited and said we must explore and dig all around to find all the treasures. At the first glance we knew those were replicas of some antique items buried there sometime back. This monk try to hoodwink my friend to make money and become the guardian of that holy place. My friend who spent the money for this expedition controlled his anger and came off. This is the truth I am telling. When archaeologist find antiques they carbon date it find all the relevant history and will be kept in the archaeological department or museum. What I am trying to show here is all the archaeological sites these racist monk and his cohort are talking is all fabricated stories. There are more than 100 years old evidence of Muslims colonies near wilpattu which the racist and even the government now trying to erase. If we get down reputed archaeologist from India and show these places they will give the true result like they said of Ayodaya and Ramanaya as fable. It is true when you say about violence against Muslims in their respective countries. If Sri Lanka is a peaceful country why not try to stop the racist propaganda and small scale violence, instead you are contributing.

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            Ralli Ameen ——- There is nothing racial in my comments. All this time whenever Sinhalese talk about themselves, they were labelled as racists and we were suppressed in talking about ourselves, our religion, our heritage, our history and our rights as we are the majority ——- I am not scared to talk about my country, my ethnicity, my religion. Nobody can stop me. It is my right. The same way Muslims and Tamils talk about their rights, I talk about the rights of Sinhalese and Buddhists and the need to be united.<<<<<< Your definition about “archaeological sites” based on Mawanella incident made me laugh. There is a huge difference between treasures and antiquities.—– Why should we need Indian Archaeologists who know nothing about our history? We had many world famous Archaeologists, like Prof. Senerath Paranavithana who had already documented all his findings. Sinhalese have a world renowned Archaeological Heritage which gives me immense pride. <<<<< According to a research by Cornell University, USA, (my reference is purposeful) the human existence in Sri Lanka dated back to 30,000 – 35,000 years (Homo Sapiens Balangodensis – Balangoda Manawaya) whereas India’s existence dated back to only 10,000 years.<<<<<< Sri Lanka’s civilization is the oldest in South Asia.– The history of Sinhalese didn’t start with rogue Vijaya.<<<< Our history actually begins 5000 years ago. <<<<<< It is time we stop teaching distorted history of Sinhalese in Schools that we are descendants of India. We should add a new subject called “Sri Lanka’s Civilization” to the school curriculum from Grade 3. —-Thank you Ralli for the opportunity to talk about our Sinhalese history.

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              Champa,
              “According to a research by Cornell University, USA, (my reference is purposeful) the human existence in Sri Lanka dated back to 30,000 – 35,000 years (Homo Sapiens Balangodensis – Balangoda Manawaya) whereas India’s existence dated back to only 10,000 years.<<<<<< Sri Lanka’s civilization is the oldest in South Asia."
              I am forced to ask where you picked up this B.S? Your hero Wimal perhaps?
              Sri Lanka was very much a part of India even 3000 years ago. Humans came here walking down the west coast of India. The (genetically) oldest human population in South Asia is a tribal group in Tamilnadu.
              Human activity has been traced back 200,000 years in India.
              You may check at: http://thehistoryofindiansubcontinet.blogspot.com/2012/06/prehistory-of-india.html

              Have you never even heard of Mohenjodaro and Harappa?
              I suppose you will be telling us next that Buddha was a Sri Lankan.
              Champa, it is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and have it confirmed.

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                Old Codger <<<<< If you have never heard of "Balangoda Manawaya" you can't be a Sri Lankan. Have you ever heard of Anthropology? The Sinhalese Civilization didn't derive from Indus Valley Civilization. Ours was unique to us. —– Buddha didn't come from India. His birth place Lumbini was located in Terai plains of Nepal. You can't change our history by trying to shut my mouth.—– I don't know why, wherever I go, everybody wants to shut my mouth. One thing is sure, I hit the nail on the head all the time.

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                  Champa,
                  I know perfectly well who Balangoda Man is, and I only asked you not to make unsubstantiated statements. I am only pointing out that human settlement in India dates back almost 300,000 years, TEN times older than Balangoda Man. That is quite understandable, because early humans simply walked over the land connection,
                  long before any Indus Valley civilization.
                  You may not like it, Champa, but we are as Indian as the Taiwanese are Chinese.
                  Please do not shut up, but do your research properly, because you might mislead people who don’t know.

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                    Old Codger <<<< Who is misleading people? I only stated true facts about Sri Lanka with supported evidence.—— My point was, despite the distorted history, we are not descendents of India. Our history didn’t begin with rogue Vijaya and that there were humans living in Sri Lanka 30,000 – 35,000 ago, eg: Balangoda Manawaya who has engaged in agriculture.—- The proof of human activity in India (undebated) goes back to Holocene Period which is 10,000 year ago. I didn’t talk about the existence of countries. If you talk about 300,000 ago, it should be Homo heidelbergensis. Do you have the name to prove – Homo Indianensis or something, although it doesn't applicable to my point?

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                      Champa,

                      You are out of your depth here. Read the link first. Stone tools have been found in India dating back more than 200,000 years. Whether they were made by Homo Sapiens or Neanderthals is irrelevant. Do you think Balangoda man came here directly from Africa? The first humans came here WALKING from India into what MUCH later separated into the island Sri Lanka.
                      So we are Indian descendants, whether you like it or not.
                      Or maybe you also believe that the Buddha came here three times. That would explain a lot.

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                      Champa,
                      Look up the latest DNA findings on the local population. Both the Sinhalese and Tamils are closely related to South Indian groups. What does that make us? Aryans?
                      Aliens?

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              Champa. Your statement, “Last year, I criticized Gnanasara Thero unsympathetically and denounced his speech. This time I supported because he raised his voice not against Muslims but in protecting Buddhist archaeological sites, Temples, Rainforests and against unauthorized settlements and the dangerous spread of ideological radicalization in the East.” shows you are standing on the fence and writing without falling to either side. If Gnanasara is protecting archaeological sites why he is attacking mosques, shops, properties of Muslim and so much racial hate speech which were videoed as proof. So anybody supporting him belongs to his racist group. Civilization itself started after 8,000 BC. So the 30,000 years you are talking belongs to stone age. In a way you are right in calling Sinhalese are descended from them. I know Prof. Senerath Paranavithana is world renowned Archaeologist and he said Buddha never visited Sri Lanka and the footstep on Sri Pada is fable story. Do you believe that?

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                I think dear Champa has run away.

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      “” Why is that Western Embassies are sympathies to only Sri Lankan Muslims? On what grounds that Western Embassies sympathies attitudes to SL Muslims? The Sri Lankan majority Muslims are fish in trouble water ? Are they up to what?””…………… You and the country are at present sub-martial law and the above anti- Trumpers are only the catalyst (anti-trump Atul is playing behind the scenes after starting all this) The ministers are well oiled new cars etc. The forces are out making a harvest of flood victims spoils and new ministers have been appointed to care for flooded regions. New era where the Marekle with over 50% of trade in hand are achieving- control of lanka. There are pakistani secret services that have not left after the floods.

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    Having said that all, hang all these selfish & greedy Muslim buggers. They really don’t care about the poor among them.

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      Rishard, whether you a Muslim or Non-Muslim you don’t know how to earn, even by cleaning. So you lazy slot don’t be jealous of those who earn.

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    At least I don’t see the butting into every shit Hindian American Atul Keshap in this photo. He will be the last person to preach to Ceylon considering the rapid rise in hate crimes in the USA. And also the number of murders based on race by racist white supremacists and also murder of blacks by white cops. That would be really a laughing matter if he was here and tweeted like he always does.

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    Three Tamil Hindu girls aged around twelve years and attending weekend religious school — araneri school — in Muthur Trincomalee were sexually assaulted by four Muslim youths last week. Girls are still in hospital and an identification parade is to take place on next Monday 5th June. Muslim politicians in the area are trying hard to suppress the whole matter and I won’t be surprised to hear that the girls are unable identify the perpetrators of the crime and there is no case to proceed.

    Sampanthan and Sumanthiran are deaf and dumb in this matter but BBS has condemned it. This is Srilanka!!

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      I guess people should punish these Muslim guys naked and stone to death.

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      maya… there are plenty of crimes going on in sri lanka because there is no death sentence in this country. just because a muslim youth committed a crime doesnt mean you get rid of the entire community. just check the papers. how many crimes are committed by hindu, buddhist and other communities eaah and everday. how many rapes and murders you hear everyday. you cant burn the whole country for this.anyone who commits a crime should be punished no matter what community he belongs to, what political party he belongs to or whether he is a monk or an ordinary citizen. please ask the push the police and state to take action against any crimes and offence. dont motivate people to take law into their hands.

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      Maya, from where did you copy this, of course replacing name of place and the religion of assaulter? A typical fabrication of Zionist style.

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    Mahavamsa Sinhalayas are screaming about their sovereignty. The problem is that Sri Lanka is not regarded as a state, largely due to the failed character of its institutions brought about by the Sinhalayas who simply do not know how to manage a state. They have suppressed their minorities, made their religion the state language, made the buggering lion with its tail up the flag of the state etc. etc. They are a bloodthirsty lot killing as many of their own as well as of other communities. In this context, why get excited when sovereignty is interfered with. In modern times, a state has to conduct itself according to some basic standards. Here you have a bunch of corrupt thugs succeeding eeach other in turn by instilling hatred in the Sinhalayas against other races, letting loose yellow robed wrestlers exposing their muscles on the citizenry, stealing the wealth of the people…What sovereignty? Let us get the UN to put this place right.

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    Government should increase the military presence in the East. Also, start state-sponsored colonization schemes to settle Sinhalese. We need to follow the Israeli model. Israel calls itself a “Jewish state” and no one cares, other than lunatic Arabs. Sri Lanka is a 2500 year old Buddhist state, so the Government should do what it can to protect that heritage. Remember, Jaffna was 100% Tamil under the LTTE; the entire North and East would have been 100% Tamil if the Eelam had been created. So if the Government maintains a 70% – 30% balance between Sinhalese and non-Sinhalese, no one can call us racist.

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    Full credit to the trustees of the Dewatagaha Mosque in Colombo and the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka for organizing this meeting. Was the Rohingya genocide mentioned at all? Wonder what the Australian High Commissioner had to say about their virulently anti-Muslim policies. Did Turkey flaunt the march towards fundamentalism? Just curious. Were Pakistan and Maldives represented? India? Are there any Muslim MPs in the photograph?

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    WHAT IS ALL THIS JUNK ABOUT…………….What Has Ven Gnanasara Thero Spoken……………..He Has Been Pointing All Facts About The Muslim Extremist Ministers Destroying The Forest Reservations-Sinhala Buddhist Archaelogical Sites-Damaging Buddhist Temples-Invading Sinhala Buddhist Heritage Sites Such As Kooragala,Muhudu Maha Viharaya,Deanagala,Manikkammaduwa Etc Etc…………..IS THAT SPREADING HATRED…………Sinhala Buddhist Have Not Destroyed Any Property Belonging To Any Muslim…………….This Is A Made Up Story………………..We Are Well Aware About This……………..EU Or Any Other Foriegn Missions Please Do Not Get Caught To These False Allegations and Issue Unnecessary statements against The Buddhist Monks Or any Sinhalese………..There IS A BIG MUSLIM EXTREMISM GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY LED BY THE MUSLIM MINISTERS……….It Seems they are Targeting TO Start up IS operations In Sri Lanka……..Muslim Ministers Are Highly Engaged in The Illegal drug smuggling and bribing the
    politicians and spreading hate…………We Are Keeping Prayers To Expose All These Illegal Activities Of These Muslim Extremists……….Do Not Be Mis-Led Due To These False Allegations EU

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    For the records, this List appears on a news website and indicates the gravity of the situation:
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/yahapalanaya-unleashes-rabid-dogs/

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    I’d like to see Sri Lanka become an Islamic State. I will stand with Muslim brothers!

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      I would like to see Palestine become a Jewish state. I will stand with Jewish brothers.

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        I don’t think Jewish brothers want to stand anywhere close to you and be associated with wares.

        They have fought and fighting a prolonged war but they are doing that with dignity.

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        Good, Jews don’t worship idols like you, all male Jews circumcised, they eat only kosha meat like Halal meat, they don’t eat pork, except for some Zionist they follow respectable dress code.

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      Very remote possibility of Islamist State of Sri Lanka – even more remote than a corruption free SL.

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    To the point Rali Ameen well said .

    Sholom al- Salam

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    whatever said thugs like gnanasara are destroying Buddhism and Sri Lanka

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    Like many stated where were all these diplomats,, when horrific war crimes were committed on the island’s Tami;; population by the Sinhalese state? Especially countries like Australia that was openly denying what had happened and was colluding with Sinhalese racists. Both Labour and Liberal . They were shameless hypocrites. Lying to through their teeth. At least they have woken up from their slumber now. Never too late.
    On another note. Let of all remember and commemorate the life and death of a famous modern Tamil Poet Abdul Rahman who passed away last Friday. He differed from most other Tamils poets was in his ability to draw upon Persian and Urdu classics, and bring in those influences to his own writing in Tamil. He had a huge fan following in Sri Lanka and won the hears of many Sri Lankan Tamils.

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      These diplomats are stating that Tamil lives do not matter but Muslim do. Lots of them collude with the Sinhalese racists , when they visit the north or east, only visit nd have talks with the racist occupying Sinhalese armed forces or Sinhalese government officials. They either refuse to talk to representatives of the Tamils or ignore them. The north and east is ancient Tamil Hindu land not Sinhalese land or Muslim land. Like you stated Australia is the biggest hypocrite and culprit. All their so called born again Christian or what ever they call politicians journalists , other than the greens and a few truthful journalists, openly collude with the racist Sinhalese establishment armed forces , even when they visit Tamil areas. Return to Australia and speak and publish lies and untruths. Not very Christian for these so called born again Christians. Jesus Christ would have wept.

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    important initiative – the result of our government’s failings. however, what bother me is the words ‘Alan Keenan’. Keenan can eff off.

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