20 September, 2020

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Hate Has No Place In Sri Lanka: “Rally For Unity” Goes Matara

“Rally for Unity – Celebrate Diversity – Hate Has No Place in Sri Lanka”  07th of July, in Matara.

“Given the recent spate of hate speech and the marginalization of minority communities in general, a voluntary movement of concerned Sri Lankans from various institutions, professions and industries are organizing a series of non- partisan, non-violent awareness campaigns and rallies against racist actions and hate- speech in Sri Lanka.” says the organizers of the Rally for Unity.

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    Dudes, racism is stupid! Whether practiced by Sinhalese, Tamils or Muslims. Must be ideologically defeated. We must take racism head on. There is no reason to wait. Sooner the better. Bravo!

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      Racism is the Enemy of Egalitarianism,

      Well done, organizers, supporters and participants of Rally for Unity.

      All Egalitarians and all Sri Lankans who respects their fellow citizens support your efforts.

      Down with the Racism and Myths of Monk Mahanama, the Budu Balu Senas, the Jatuka Harak Urumaya and the yellow robed criminals who are distorting Buddhism.

      Mahanayakas silence shows that they are not True Buddhists, and they are there to enjoy the perks from the Monk-Ruler-Axis. These Mahanayakas refused to ordain the Karave Monks.

      My you get the blessings of all the Gods of Lanka, if they are still active.

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        Wellcome Sri Lankan Spring,

        Just like the Egyptian People, Sri Lankans wake up and rise up.

        Aewadiyaw! Aewadiyaw! Aewadiyaw!

        Wake up! Wake up! Wake Up!

        Sri Lanka Needs an Egalitarian Society.

        Long live Lanka.

        1. A secular state is more Egalitarian than a Theocracy based on myths.
        The question is do they want to be a client state.

        2. Kamel Ataturk in 1923 reinvented the Ottoman Empire and declared the modern secular Turkey. In this new country, that comprised more than 99% Muslims, Islam would be excluded from any role in public policy and demoted to the private sphere where it might go on thriving as a religion like any other, so long as its adherents didn’t bother the neighbors.

        3. Turkey was thus the first Muslim-majority country to declare itself secular and to make the separation of politics and religion an official policy.

        Sri Lanka, we have Buddhist Monks running Amok, citing Monk Mahanama Myths. The Mahanayakas are silent. We have politicians licking their asses. Disgusting. What a shame.

        4. Having demoted Islam, however, Ataturk needed some other principle to unify his new country, so elaborated an ideology that sanctified six isms. Nationalism,secularism, reform ism, statism, populism and republicanism. Turks call this Kemalism.

        5. Modernist to the core, He did not call himself King or Sultan. He had a new constitution written, set up a parliament, and established a republican form of government with himself as president. The parliamentary democracy he built endures to this day.

        6. Iran and Afghanistan also tried and for various reasons ran into trouble with entrenched forces based on self-interests.

        7. Egypt: So, this could be an opportunity for Egypt to clean up the Islamists with with their Myths and Mullahs, and later get away becoming a client state. All the commonwealth countries were client state of Great Britain sometime back.

        8. Sri Lanka Next: Get rid of the yellow robed terrorists and criminals for peace and Egalitarianism.

        DeJa Vu… The Kamel Ataturk Revolution is in Needed in Egypt and Lanka.

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    Welcome move. The bold Organisers deserve to be encouraged and congratulated. Holding it in Matara, shortly before the CHOGM, probably gives them a form of insurance from attack and disruption. But the pseudo-patriot of the Weerawansa, Ranawakwe variety, who have become millionaires fooling the Sinhala masses, will not give up their new found super comforts easily. They will work their hordes and the unbuddhistic priests to the hilt to cause mayhem and bloodshed. Where do the Rajapakses stand here?

    Senguttuvan

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    Ben Hurling

    Being a racist is alright isn’t it?

    Racism is good.

    Racism is healthy.

    Racism works.

    You can be a racist and still feel good about yourself.
    In most cases racists feel great about themselves.

    One has to be a racist if one wants to remain a patriot.

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      Vedda,

      Does this mean you consider yourself to be a “Very Proud Racist”? LOL!

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        Ben Hurling

        Demanding one’s land back is not racism. I only want what is rightfully ours.

        Racism is about how you perceive and treat others.

        What I wrote above is all about Tamil/Sinhalese. It is not applicable to me as you know I am beyond “parochialism”.

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          How does one claim rights to “ones land”?

          If you have to fight for it, it truly isn’t yours…

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            rz

            “If you have to fight for it, it truly isn’t yours”

            We have to fight for it in order to evict the descendants of Kallathonies.

            “How does one claim rights to “ones land”?”

            By inheritance or purchase, in the case of Kallathonies it was and still is sheer land grabbing.

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          Demanding one’s land back may not be racism, but calling those of other ethnicities derogatory names is. No wonder you think racism is good, Jungle Boy :D

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            David Blacker City Slicker,

            “Jungle Boy”

            I am not Johnny Weissmuller.

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              No, you’re Johnny Wisearse. You’re also a racist retard.

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    Well done. Humanity should join them all irrespective thier religion, caste, language and ethnicity should come and join this. I hope that Jimsofty, Leter and other people who want make divide and rule should go there to see beautify in diversity. And to build up SL that comes far advanced than singhpore and Malaysia in 10 years: hatred are enemies of SL: those enemies should be punished by publics first

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    Racism sucks! term used by the younger generation.
    Being a Singhalese Buddhist I am proud to call myself a Srilankan. The recent events in Srilanka has brought shame to Srilanka.
    The trouble makers who come in saffron robes are not Buddhists they are political thugs who want name and fame who are used by the ruling party.
    As a Singhalese I will go to any shop and buy whatever I want to buy if I am getting a good deal.I have gone to some of my own people’s shop to purchase some things and they think that they doing you a favour.where as you go to another shop they so courteous and helpful ,so why I can’t I shop in anywhere, its my choice. If you have that kind of attitude where you buy only from Singhalese shops ,we will remain a third world country forever.Guys I am a bit drunk so excuse if I have offended anyone so I am writing this as Rally for unity.

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    The son of late Mahanana Samaraweera MP of Dr Managala Samaraweera (UNP before SLFP) is the person who is main man behind that of ‘Hate speech’ and ‘Rally of Unity’,at Matara?If he is there that wan’t be success!

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    Bold effort. Well done! I wish all success too these true patriots.

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    Well Done Matara! Ruhuna forever!!

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    I am happy that all my Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Tamil Brothers and sisters are getting together to save our communities and our country.

    THERE IS AN EVIL SPRIT WHICH WE CALL SATAN IS ROAMING AROUND THE WORLD TO CONFUSE THE NATIONS, it’s rulers,IT’S CITIZENS, IT’S RELIGIONS,IT’S FAMILIES AND EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD.
    REMEMBER SATAN OR EVIL SPIRIT IS A DESTROYER AND A DECEIVER. IT COULD COME IN MANY WAYS AND MOSTLY AS A FRIEND.EVEN THE RULERS AND RELIGIOUS PRIESTS MAY NOT UNDERSTAND BUT THAT IS THE TRUTH AND ALL SHOULD BE AWARE OF.

    THIS IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE THAT DURING THE LAST DAYS, NATIONS WILL RISE UP AGAINST NATIONS, RELIGIONS AGAINST RELIGIONS, RACES AGAINST RACES AND EVEN WITHIN THE FAMILIES, FATHERS AGAINST SONS, MOTHERS AGAINST DAUGHTERS, BROTHERS AGAINST BROTHERS, SISTERS AGAINST SISTERS ETC, ETC, AND WE SEE THEM HAPPENING MORE OFTEN NOW.

    SATAN OR EVIL SPRITS IN HUMAN BODIES ARE DESTROYERS, AND THEY DESTROY EVERY GOOD THING PEOPLE HAVE BUILD INCLUDING THEIR FAMILIES,THERI LIVES, THEIR BUSINESSES AND THEIR RELIGIONS.

    SATAN IN HUMAN BODY HATE GOOD PEOPLE WHO ARE RELIGIOUS, HONOURABLE AND LOVING TO ALL MANKIND. SATANS WANTS TO DESTROY ALL THE GOOD FROM THE EARTH AND WE SEE IT HAPPENING NOW ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    BUT GOD IS THE FINAL CHIEF JUSTICE TO ALL MANKIND. ONLY HE HAS THE AUTHORITY AND ONLY HE WILL JUDGE AND NO ONE ELSE.

    THEREFORE WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW IS ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM ALL COMMUNITIES INCLUDING CLERGY TO UNITE AND FAST,PRAY AND MEDITATE AND ASK FOR MERCY AND HELP FROM OUR GODS TO PROTECT OUR LIVES, OUR FAMILIES, OUR RACES, OUR RELIGIONS AND OUR COUNTRY. REMEMBER SATAN IN HUMAN BODY HATE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNITE, LIVE IN PEACE, AND LOVE EACH OTHER.

    THEREFORE FROM EVERY RELIGION WE HAVE TO PRAY FOR GOOD TO HAPPEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND TO GUIDE OUR LEADERS ON CORRECT PATH.

    Finally I say it is not the BBS, RAWAYA, RAWANA, or TALIBAN or Al QUEDA or JIHADISTS or DISCENDERS OF CRUSADERS OR VIKINGS that decide our future or our number of children or population or our destiny, but only the creator, the saviour of the mankind THE ALMIGHTY GOD.

    Therefore violance and hatered have no place in God’s kingdoms which are both the earth and the heaven, but LOVE, INNER PEACE, HAPPINES and SMORE LOVE, COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG ALL COMMUNITIES AND RELIGIONS.

    THEREFORE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM ALL COMMUNITIES AND RELIGIONS SHOULD UNITE AND PRAY TO LIVE IN PEACE IN SRI LANKA THAT MAKES GOD PLEASED AND HAPPY.

    IT IS NOT BBS, RAWAYA OR RAWANA THAT GIVE CHILDREN TO OUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS, BUT THE ALMIGHTY GOD. IT IS HE WHO DECIDES EVERYTHING.

    SATAN IN HUMAN BODY ONLY BRINGS HATERED,ANIMOSITY,CONFUSION, SUSPICION, DIVISION AND CATESTROPHE AMONG ALL COMMUNITIES.

    it say’s that Pride and superior complex does come befor the downfall.It’s like the oil lamp just before run out of oil.

    THEREFORE ALL SHOULD UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE DEVIL WHO INSTIGATE VIOLENCE, HATRED, DESTROY PROPERTY AND SPREAD FALSE RUMERS.

    Please watch the following video which gives a glimpse of the future world order.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8oIXiHEzPU

    Constantinople(modern day Istanbul the capital of Turkey) was the imperial capital of the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine/Eastern Roman Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). Strategically located between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara at the point where Europe meets Asia, Byzantine Constantinople had been the capital of a Christian empire, successor to ancient Greece and Rome. Throughout the Middle Ages Constantinople was Europe’s largest and wealthiest city.

    Let’s Unite to fight against the Satan the common enemy to safeguard our country and all it’s citizen.

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    Good luck- the country needs this, every peace-loving Sri Lankan , which is the vast majority of all races religions etc, need this.

    One and all come and join in this Rally for Unity, a march for peace and a joining of hands for our beloved country.

    Remember the words of Edward Burke – ” In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing.”

    And the words of Dante – “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.”

    We should not let the forces of division triumph – they have won for too long and we , all of us, have suffered. Politicians have failed our country and sown division and discord for their own ends.

    Come and join in large numbers and show you care. You who join are the true sons and daughters of this land!

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      Good thoughts of Mr Mendoza. But no mass movement succeeds without visible and strong leadership. That has been the biggest weakness of the Lankan situation. Little doubt there is rapidly growing mass disenchantment countrywide but it remains there – ineffective. The Rajapakses know this and have either destroyed all shades of rising opposition or, of whatever remains, use bribery, extreme blackmail and violence to ensure this does not manifest. It is, ideally, the religious leadership that must be in the vanguard to lead public outrage. All despotic regimes fear to attack movements lead by the clergy and leadership from civil society. In today’s world – with the UN, HRC, I/T and other – it is a far more effective tool against dictatorial and corrupt rule.

      Senguttuvan

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        Senguttuvan

        “All despotic regimes fear to attack movements lead by the clergy and leadership from civil society.”

        I beg to differ.

        In this island all troubles start with the clergy.

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          Dear NV,

          My point was attacks on the Clergy. One has to be incurably insane
          not to agree with you “in this island all troubles start with the
          clergy” – except on your emphasis on “all troubles”

          Senguttuvan

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          It is not a Religious problem, but uneducated and uncultured Sinhala Talibans, many from Low income families who join sasana on economic reasons at age 7 now using Buddhism to achieve their illogical desires.

          If they can achieve everything by selling Buddha and using Cheevara to threaten public, then we do not need a Parliament, a vote, or a police and an army force.

          Where were they when VP with LTTE was playing havoc in North and East for 30 years.

          These are mere Temporary show Jokes and doomed to fail soon.

          Let’s see how they act if there’s another Parippu drop to Galle Face Green.

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            Mahela

            “Let’s see how they act if there’s another Parippu drop to Galle Face Green.”

            If and when it happens India wouldn’t drop Parippu next time around it would be Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, ….Kellogg parcels.

            Indians don’t eat Parippu anymore they export it to Europe, Americas …where the malnourished majority lives.

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    Good and wise move. This is a good opportunity to every sri lankan to show that he/she is an integral part of this country. The people power cannot be subdued and I call upon all peace-loving people to support this initiative by going to the meeting and extend your support. Dont give in to threats because the trouble-makers of this country doesnt want to see success. Let us show them that we can live together peacefully and with understanding. God bless the organisers of this meeting and wish them all success.

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    We have one more week for this rally. Too early to celebrate

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      Whatever the outcome the initiative, a sign of new beginning for the people of Sri Lanka, should be celebrated.

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    Good move. It is real patriotism. you all bring breeze of our forefathers period back, peaceful and happiest movements when we ate and drank without any fear and suspicious in home of Tamils and Muslims. The thing you all try do is greater than the winnig against LTTE. good luck

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    Good Luck to all those involved in this truly ‘patriotic’ action.

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    We as srilankans should be able to walk and move freely anywhere anytime without any fear.
    Then only we can say that we are reaping the benefits of destroying terrorism.
    In the name of a religion, please dont indulge in nefarious acts. Religion is a way of life to pursue.

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    It is a good sign.. All the best to the organizers..

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