19 May, 2021

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How Our Peoples’ Security Came To Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of Political Power Games

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

“…doctrines of all religions are one thing and the religious manifestations are another; variedly, another.”

Power-Game Resumes

The horrifying sadness engulfing our nation notwithstanding, we observe, once again, the ruthless play of  the power- game by our senior politicians. In a country like where I live (Australia) competing political parties would have come together, eschewed the blame -game and united themselves to collectively find an agreed strategy in order to prevent this from ever happening again. Not so in Sri Lanka. To begin with, the power -game offered fertile ground for the emergence of Muslim radicalism in Sri Lanka and it resumes even today unashamedly in the face of the Easter Sunday human onslaught that killed nearly 300 persons while in prayer and Western tourists while having breakfast, leaving many more in hospital battling for their lives.

Rajapaksa Brothers Acting

Mahinda Rajapakse rushed to the scene, visiting dead bodies along with TV cameras. Acting outraged, he exclaimed that this would not have happened had they been in power. His once powerful brother, former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who has been for months grooming himself to be Presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections, made a pre-election promise that if he comes to power he would ensure that Islamic radicalism will be banished forever. Foolish and gullible persons (both ‘educated,’ and illiterate) who have bought the Rajapaksa-created myth that the brothers had won the war with the Army General playing only a disposable and supporting role, nods a chorus,  “Yes. Indeed, true”! In Nadagam style, Sinhalese call this an “athwel gaayana.” How familiar I am since playing decades ago in the Maname original cast! The Rajapaksa chorus is observed in the diaspora, too, where otherwise respectable professionals are observed performing that.

Global Radical Islam

A global force of  an onward-march of radical Islam lies at the the depths of the tragedy we saw on Easter Sunday. One cannot properly comprehend the Easter human disaster without knowing what this aggressive march of monstrosity is. It isn’t, plainly, Islam. That’s is for sure. Islam is a doctrine of peace. However, doctrines of all religions are one thing and the religious manifestations are another-variedly another.

The problem of religion is that it is built on unquestionable  faith; there is no search for evidence or resort to reasoned argument possible in any discourse pertaining to any religion. Faith offers a dangerous leap because it is a slippery ground for many a crazy adventure in the name of religion. Christianity has had a violent history of intolerance. Even Buddhism-reputed as the world’s most peaceful religion- is now showing bigotry and savagery. 

Atheists like me advocate the end of all religion and we love John Lennon’s memorable and awe-inspiring song, “Imagine,” which invokes us to imagine (among other things) there is no religion and “all the people living in peace.”

Socio-Political Milieu

This points out to one solid reality, namely, it  is the socio-politico milieu in which a religion takes shape that can give it the horrible potential for intolerance and violence. In the global context it is geopolitics. Western Imperialism needed the input of the Christian religion to give it justification and  driving power. That imperialism is now over. Radical Islam is also driven by  geopolitics. The Arab states have a vital economic hold on the rest of the world in the supply of oil. Yet, looking around, they feel they are under threat from the Western political forces and the Western modernising cultural forces that threaten their whole way of life. They recall the glorious days when Prophet Muhammed went conquering lands of  heathen or unbelievers and expanded into a kind empire. Although in a different world context altogether, modern Muslim geopolitics is driven on this same ideology of expansion and conquest; the missionary objective of religious conversion is only the justifying and energising emotional drive. Any religion can always find some apparent justification from a perception on the part of believers of the founder’s intention.

Osama Bin Laden was the prophet of radical Islam. Today’s radicalists take their cue from him. Born in a wealthy Yemeni family Osama was extremely wealthy himself-owning billions worth at the time of his death. Osama bin Laden mocked the Americans and the West in general as sworn enemies of Islam. and the Islamic way of life. Since, Christianity provides the foundation of the Western civilisation and so Christians everywhere are potential victims of their wrath. Bin Laden’s own destruction by US power is a constant stimulus for anger and hate among fundamentalists.

Emergence of Radical Islam in Sri Lanka

The above brief gives some indication of the considerably potential danger of radical Islamists. Hence, Sri Lanka cannot afford but to wipe out this menace and have a constant eye on local developments. This is not something our political leaders ever sensed. Their power -game was more important. Muslims, to them, formed a significant vote-bank. Why not pacify that? Sharmila Seyyid writing recently to the Colombo Telegraph points out how these radicalists had surfaced in the island as far back as 2002. She observed in her village how these bands of youth went about brainwashing other youth and compelling girls and women to wear the Abaya and long gown. Muslim merchants made good money from that, she suggests. “The abayas and other masks took root as default symbols of our ‘culture,” says the writer.

Even the Qu’ran which had previously cost only Rs 300 was soon sold for Rs 3000 plus, the writer says. Gradually this trend kept growing. Soon, schools came up out of oil funds from gulf States and kids became indoctrinated in a violence-prone version of the faith.

Both major parties wouldn’t touch these elements because they would lose votes. The majority Sinhala vote bank being highly competitive, the votes of Muslims and Tamils became vital for victory. In this way, the movement that caused our Easter genocide grew and grew.

Some moderate Muslim leaders who met President Sirisena at a meeting of all religious leaders held recently in his office pointed out how they had repeatedly informed the former Rajapaksa government about the threat of radical Islam and how nothing had been done. Azath Salley, Governor of the Western Province, in a recent TV interview charged that Gotabya Rajapaksa was protecting and strengthening the radicalist leader of Thoweed Jamaat – the terrorist organization, which coordinated the Easter bombing.

Now, a Different Song

We know that President Maitripala Sirisena kept the Prime Minister out of Security Council meetings since the failed constitutional coup on October 26th; nor was the State Minister of Defence in the council. This was a different manifestation of the political power-game screaming, as it was, with stupidity and catastrophe only. One online paper said, “He took away all power of security along with him like a Grama Seveka taking all files along with him.” Our President made a beeline to God Tirupathi. Comrade Tirupathi should have warned him, “get back.! a calamity is about to fall on your people”!

The comic element is hard to unsee. Sirisena needs to vacate asap. On the other hand, the attempted re-entry of the Rajapaksa brothers into the political arena on the graves of corpses represents a sordid kind of duality characterised by both catastrophe and hilarity. The newspapers reported today (30/4) that Mahinda is locked up in meetings with Gota and former defence personal, in a kind of Security Council of his own making. The 52-day fake Prime Minister seems in the process of becoming a fake President.

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  • 19
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    If Gotapaya Rajapakse is true patriotic to Srilanka, will he explain why he ran away from Srilanka to America to work in a petrol station?

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      He was in Jaffna working under Maj. General Denzil Kobbekaduwa. When General was killed by a land mine at Kayts on August 1992, this coward got scared and deserted the army (with his brother’s advise) and ran away to USA. He came back as a brave man when his brother became president. Now acting as a savior of Srilanka. What a brave man he is?

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        Ajith and Wije,
        Sinhalayo are not bothered about why he went to USA. They admire him for returning when the need arose and playing a vital role to send megalomaniac Prabhakaran to hell and defeating the undefeatable (according to some White experts) LTTE and bringing peace to all Sri Lankans irrespective of ethnicity or religion.
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        With the news that Gotabhaya gave up his US citizenship and probably contest for the President post, ‘Koti Diaspora’, TNA and Muslim extremists must be shitting bricks. While he was the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense he started a program to hunt down LTTE hard core terrorists hiding in foreign countries. We pray that he become the President and continue with that program.

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    Interesting write-up of observations here. I wonder what the solutions to these shenanigans of the political parasites might be..maybe legal action against them for culpability in the deaths of 21/4 for deliberate suppression of vital information and lying to the public?

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    Thanks to MR and MS we had two PMs, two Opposition Leaders and now two IGPs.

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    Thank you Mr. Shyamon Jayasinhge for your insight.

    Everyone says and has explicitly expressed that Sirisena is a responsible man for this brutal attack.
    Now while Army, police, STF and other security forces do their ultimate duties well people and parliament must collectively impeach Sirisena and must be brought to justice.

    He has been trying his utmost to secure and protect his power for life as Mahinda Rajapaksa did.

    Sirisena must be responsible for this tragedy.

    If all the members have back bones they must immediately impeach this crooked man and put him in a jail for this massacre.

  • 9
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    Shyamon J.

    You being an elder statesmen, who has seen the world in the 70s and 80s, how has the unjustified wars in Afghanistan first by the Soviets, then by the Americans, and the wars in Iraq, and consequently the war in Syria, which destroyed their livelihood and country has changed the world.

    Was there an influx of muslim refugees to Europe, were the muslims radicalised like they are now, were they this violent. or were they peaceful people in the 70s and 80s

    What do you think is the reason for all these ? It’s like you keep harassing the neibour and expect to live a peaceful life in your house, does it make any sense.

    Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

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      I am also concerned about the writer who starts the article by complaining about Rajapakshe’s whilst residing abroad. He should have mentioned the two most powerful politicians at the beginning who ARE responsible for this gruesome attack. Does he mentions the Prime Minister who was the first to capitalise by declaring that he did not know about the security briefings?
      As countless people have asked why did he keep silent when he was excluded from security council meetings and only reveal this when it is advantageous to him?

      Was the writer living in SL in the latter part of the 30 year struggle with tigers? Has he mentioned about wiping this out thanks to Rajapakshe’s?

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      concerned citizen

      My Elders tell me the Islamic/Arabic radicalisation started with endless suffering of the Palestinian people then of course of the west needed Russians out from everywhere in Asia, Middle East and Africa including Afghanistan. The arrival of Khomeini was the focal point of the the campaign though Iranian did not encourage the mad Islamic Caliphate, Radicalisation of European Muslims started in mid 1980s, in the early 1990s Muslim Uni students and some Islamic preachers took it upon themselves the task of politicising the students and prayer goers, Kashmir was god sent cause, in addition to Palestinians, Iraqi, Lebanese, Libyan, ………….

      The west will never officially take responsibility for the radicalisation of militant Muslims in Afghanistan and elsewhere including supplying relatively sophisticated weapons financed by Saudi petrol money with Pakistani ISI is being conveniently placed where it is now.

      By the way

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        Native,
        “The west will never officially take responsibility for the radicalisation of militant Muslims in Afghanistan and elsewhere including supplying relatively sophisticated weapons financed by Saudi petrol money .'”

        I would advise you to lie low and speak only in platitudes until things calm down. The truth is not palatable to the many energetic new security analysts born this last week.

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          Old codger

          Thanks for your advice.
          How can one remain silent when truth is being perverted in so many ways (this is not the first time)?

          I asked a close highly qualified Muslim friend some 20 years ago, if there was any pressure from the Caliphate builders to convert him and his family to Caliphate fascism.
          He said he was leaving Sri Lanka precisely for that reason. He migrated to Australia within 6 months.
          Twenty years or more is a long time.

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      concerned citizen,
      .
      For a moment, please put yourselves in SL Muslims’ shoes. We are not robots or aliens not to deplore the attacks the strongest way possible, while we too are broken in our hearts to see those innocent people, including children have been killed in that way.
      .
      We, the majority Muslims, who are peace-loving did our part as early as 2014 exposing the black sheep, the rising extremists & extremism among us to the right authorities, not just a single authority. We were ignored.

      But today, everyone blames us, our houses are searched, living in fear that anytime an angry crowd can attack us. When from all corners we are looked at differently, the only relief and happiness a peace-loving Muslim has is, when someone says “Not all Muslims are bad”

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        Dear Peaceful Muslim,

        60 years ago, all Muslims were peaceful, Sufi, Sunni, Shia and Ahmedia.

        However, starting in the 1980s, some of the Peaceful Muslims start to embrace the Satanic Ideology of Wahhabi-Salafism, and now about 10 percent or more follow the Satanic Ideology of the Wahhabi-Salafies, aided and abetted by the Saudi petrodollars.

        What is the net result?
        National Tauheed Jamat, are Terrorists.

        Tauheed Jamat are Terrorists and Muslims.

        Therefore Muslims are terrorists ? This is not correct.

        All terrorists are Muslims, but not all Muslims are terrorists.

        Change that to All Wahhabi-Salafies are Terrorists, Iblisis, and NOT Muslims. Why not put up some posters, and reference the Hadith of Najd.

        The correct statement is Tauheed Jamat, follows the Wahhabi-Salafi ideology, like ISIS, that is not Islam, but Iblisic.

        Because, the Muslims remained salient, and were not forceful enough against these, terrorist,s, others are painting All Muslims are potential terrorists,

        This Satanic Ideology must be defeated with it without the help from the Muslims, who are appeasing to these Satanists.

        First of all, ordinary Muslims MUST label them , Iblisis, per prescient Hadith of Najd.

        Then, they should ask for local and international help in eradicating these Satanis.

        If not, the Muslims will suffer under the agents of Satan, Wahhabi-Salafies.

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    While it maybe correct that there was failure on the part of the government (or the resemblance of) to act appropriately and on time to prevent the black Easter tragedy, it is incorrect to link the emergence of Islamic radicalism on the weak government. This is the problem with many Sinhala analysts who see this development with their blinkers on. They fail to examine the complicity of the Sinhala Buddhist state in the emergence of these jihadist groups, which has its roots perhaps dating back to the Tamil insurgency. Sri Lankan state strategically armed and deployed these Muslim groups against Tamil militants and to create a rift between the Tamil speaking peoples in the East. To add to that, you have the Saudi money flowing in to fund Wahabism, particularly in the East, with the influence of Sri Lankan Muslim political leaders. Both major southern Sinhala political parties played in for political gains through Muslim votes. Initially, the targets of these Wahabbists were Sufi Muslims, whose warnings and complaints the Sinhala government ignored, but seemed to have expanded their base and targets post 2009. Anyway, look at all the countries bitten by this Islamic bug – difficult to get rid of once infested.

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    This is brilliant stuff, Shyamon Jay. Congrats and keep doing this kind of work

  • 13
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    Oh Uncle Shymon you back to share your wisdom and instincts with us.

    Your idol Ranil has offered a bulletproof limousine to Cardinal Malcome Ranjith.

    Being a honourable person the Cardinal has refused such security when his followers are out there exposed to danger.

    A lesson for this fraud leader RW who after his ‘official” holiday in Nuwara Eliya was enjoying his real holiday in Bentota with his intimate gang. A double life must be exhausting so he needs so many holidays !

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    I do not miss reading two writers in CT.
    they are Dr Ameer Ali& SJ.
    both are good writers.
    both must be in Sri Lanka yet both are in Australia.
    keep up your writing
    you an assets to Sri Lanka .
    your rational approach are amazing

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      Thank you so much SJ for your brilliant write up. In fact, I too never miss your blogs on the CT. Thank you once again.

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    The Muslim ideology cannot be compared to the Christian ones, in spite of the wars on each end.
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    Christ preached to turn the other cheek. Christ never preached jihad. In fact, his followers were merciless tortured and killed when confronted. When Christians go/went attacking others, it is because they are/were bad people. It’s racial-, like the White race. Their sinfulness is absolute!
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    The Prophet on the other hand preached Jihad, or just wars. Middle Easterners however are far more peaceful people than the White Race. Whatever just wars they do are in retaliation for what has been done to them by the White race.
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    Still, the bombings in Sri Lanka are nothing to do with what the White race has done to them. It is more on the hatred of the Catholics bowing down to statues and indulging in sacramental rites.
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    It is the ideology of “THE WORD” and nothing but the word, vs. all the other faculties like art, music, and the divinities and spirituality that humans have been gifted with.
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    For the Islamist, all other faculties of consciousness is to be shut down, and pushed into the “POETIC WORD,” with all kinds of tongue twisting and tonal vibrations, modulations and other vocal extractions. Such is the Bedouin culture, for in the desert, there was nothing else to see, and when they saw the rest of the natural world, they were overwhelmed and horror-struck.

    • 7
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      Ramona, I read your words about Islam
      Ramona, I greet you with a deep salaam
      I press you, insist you, explain what you are talking of
      The word idiotic sure fits your writing like a glove
      Ramona, when day is done I do not hope
      Ramona, that you compare me with the Pope
      I bless the dawn when I awake to find you gone
      Ramona I’ll read you no more

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        Paul, Paul (said Christ), why doest though persecute me? Two thousand years later, I am only calling for an Islamic renaissance.

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          ….why doest thou……*

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          Ramona, sorry, only joking. Trying to lighten the atmos in a very sad situation.

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      Ramona, did you forget your pills? You sound almost reasonable.

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      Ramona,

      You are mixing up Islamic Ideology followed by Sufi Muslims and other Muslims, which they claim, they follow God, with the Satanic Ideology, Wahhabi-Salafism, followed by the Tauhidi Jamat etc. like many “Muslims “ and terrorists .

      This requires intelligence, reasoning abilities and good thinking abilities gained from philosophy and science.Most Muslims and other lack that.

      Just Google Hadith of Najd.Also search under you tube.

      About the Catholic Church, search under you tube Chris HUTCHINS the Catholic. and it’s crimes over two millennia.

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        Amarasiri,
        Most are like that, right, with Sharia? Christians underwent the reformation 500 years ago.

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          Ramona therese Fernando,

          “Christians underwent the reformation 500 years ago.” Yes. They reached the Age of Reason. So the USA constitution separated the Religion and State.

          The Muslims, especially the Islamic Philosophers and scientists and tried their best to reform, to elevate Reason above Revelation, 1,.000 years ago, but unfortunately for the Muslims and the world, the Ulema with political influence. elevated Revelation above Reason, and ever since then, the advances made by the Muslims stalled. Just read up on Ibn Rushd, aka Averroes, in the 12th century.

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        I am right at saying you are a google mania. You mania is roaming the websites and muddle up everything.

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          Wrong!……it’s only 7%.

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          ralli hamid ,

          Good to hear from you. Was wondering if the Satan, Iblis following Wahhabi-Salafies and clones, who are full of hate, imparted to them by Satan, Iblis, got you to be a terrorist, suicide bomber

          Remember, according to Islamic Theology, only God, Allah, can take away life. .That is the basis of the Halal meat. For Satan Iblis and their followers, such as Wahhabi-Salafies, ISIS. Tauheed Jamat etc. it is NOIT an issue, as they follow Satan, Iblis, per prescient Hadith of Najd, Prophet Mohamed presciently predicted .

          Ref. Hadith of Najd

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

          According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.” In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

          .Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

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            It’s like your Prophet (PBUH), came out the desert and jihaded everything he saw that he felt was wrong (well, he was not infallible like Allah). But he learnt along the way, and learned to see others and their cultures and beliefs, in the greater plan for Islamic salvation, once his mind opened up. We ask the Muslims to behave likewise. People will want to follow the religion if they set a better example.

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    ” We know that President Maitripala Sirisena kept the Prime Minister out of Security Council meetings since the failed constitutional coup on October 26th; nor was the State Minister of Defence in the council. This was a different manifestation of the political power-game screaming, as it was, with stupidity and catastrophe only. “
    This Ranil Propagandist is worse than Biriyani- Arrack eating water Buffaloes. This guy is saying though the child Ranil was kept out of the cookie jar and still child was not naughty? Comedy Thamai! Can he explain why the 122 MPs filed Coup case was withdrawn from the CoA? Who made that decision? Can he tell if he was taken out of Defense meetings, what prevented him announcing that in Parliament and bring a no confidence on New King? Didn’t Joint Comedy bring with the support of New King against Ranil? Can Ranil give the Audio recording of the conversation he had with Younger Brother Prince, just two or three days before the attack? Media is reporting that NJT was paid from the Defense Bank Account. Can Ranil start to talk about that in the Parliament? Can Mangala Explain how did that money went out of Budget? All these are Central Bank Cabal’s Laptop Data?

    It is almost sure Ranil agreed with New King to stay out of Defense meetings so that New King efficiently hides the activities. All indications are there that this kind of Puss oozes out of Ranil’s head only.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe Who wants Dinar both as political donations and to develop the country. They did not want to think about the repercussions and they send as many as possible to earn money to spend. So, 480 or so women come in coffins and men brought Wahabism. I listenened One Anuradhapura district Mulim MP who is a businessman saying Anuradhapura alone has 150 mosques. Even Before the Christ,
    anuradhapura was a kingdom, an ancient kingdom. I heard, Muslim Affairs minister has approved 400 mosques to be built. If bhikkus talk about those, every one, including the politicians (They ride the wave), get upset. i heard Britain has either informed or it is even in books, Britain got AIDS from the arab countries and the result was Britain was full of Mosques (GOD Vishnu). On the other hand, Maithripala Sirisena has a problem of having too many presidents and too many Prime minister wannabes. I heard even the UNHRC owner says “you people are very disunited and because of that do as we say”. So, they want security around island to be increased (so that will be helpful to protect from china too I suppose) (God Kataragama).

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    Are you referring to Australian citizens?
    Or
    the white christian terrorist who killed muslims in New Zealand?
    Sri Lankans are truly blessed to have your foreign wisdom.

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    Any country to be exploited, first need to be corrupt. See Cuba and Phillipnes how they save themselves.
    “US Ambassador to Sri Lanka – Alaina Teplitz – would openly claim foreign groups were most likely behind the attacks. Reuters in an article titled, “Foreign groups likely behind Sri Lanka attacks, U.S. ambassador says,” would report:
    The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday” [Sri Lanka: US-Saudi Terror Targets China’s Allies ]

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    Sri Lanka is building a Saudi Funded University. If every thing is not clear din advance, that itself may be another Target by UNHRC and Saudi Arabic may go to UNHRC on that. Because, Sri lanka politicians are very good to pass things without checking. REmember SAITM was a failure even when 1972 Created Bangladesh has private Universities. But, Saudi Arabia knows even they got rid of Wahabism but some others are using it for their advantage.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe: Ranilis really disgusting and Naked. Even before this, I heard, he had asked some regiments under him. I think Ranil is very weak. He bend to what ever HARVARDS’ and not HARAVARD from Washington says. Forget the Ranil that was in CBK’s govt and CBK got upset and chased out Ranil. saying ” I simply can not work with this PM” that Was Ranil her childhood buddy. why Ranil said I informed Sumanthiran too. Why Ranil says, we have to catch Terrorists trained or worked overseas. Is he giving a message. I heard Mahinda Rajapakse also had been briefed by UNHRC people.. Because of the Same Reason, they won’t be helped by China as there is a double game. But, it does not matter even JVP is like that. Maithripala Was in the Yahapalana camp WORKED WITH THEM (You get it).. He ate Mahinda Rajapakse’hoppers and nothing to do about it. Mahinda Rajapakse could not hold to the PM post. but, Mr doe snot let it go. Ranil is hell bend the best way to become PResident is to push him out of the chair and not from the election. Besides all these, Sri lanka is located in a very bad spot now, in the middle of the Indian OCean. Only one who can stop this is Fidel Castro.

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    You are no aethist Shyamon my dear..

    You have a GOD, and that GOD is RANIL WICKREMASINGHE

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    Ranil should have a custom made ministerial portfolio. Some times he is the Economic and Investment minister. that Kuliapitiya volkswagan factory opens, Ingiriya Free Trade Zone opens, Horana tire Factory opens and Hambanthota Oil refinaery and the Cement factory opens. Akila Kariyawasam built one big school in his Electoral district and he named that Ceremony the CLOSEST School is the best School. some times he said it is the same all over the country. YEt he said he began 18,000 projects for 6500 million or so. when we calculate we can understand he may have repaired some schools. On the other hand, school districts complain they do not have toilets and water. some how, Ranil came to that too and He said The C,losest School is the best school was given by him to akila viraj.Now, suddenly, Ranil has come to Defence ministry and he says I am SORRY, IT is My Fault,.and he should have stopped it in Mawanella. If some one remember, what he said in Wanatha Wvillu and and in Mawanella it is completley a different story. BELIEVE ME. PRESIDENT. SAYS : “OKATH MAMA DANNAWA. ANE HOW CAN I DO EVERYTHING. OTHERS ALSO MUST WORK”.

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    I heard now Ranil is saying ” Everybody is scolding me. I did that because, the president was not here. Otherwise, I would not have done that”..

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    Ruwan Wijewardane is the State Defence minister and he is Ranil’s selection. MS is the Defence Minister. but, Ranil the GOVT spokesman is talking everything to the media.
    Why no one is publishing what Pujitha Jayasundara said to the Parliament Committee.
    On the other hand, Maithripala Sirisena has taken over the country’s Economy portfolio.

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    The previous regime created this extremism, but they would have acted on the intelligence reports from India. The Defence Minister is the primary culprit, followed by the PM and other ministers, the IGP as well as the previous regime. Will they ever face charges? Do Sri Lankans still want the Executive Presidential system which endorsed this impunity? Even in war time the very effective Churchill was just PM, whilst the French had a presidential system.
    Are we colonised by the political hierarchy or slaves to dynastic politics?

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    Political opportunist S. Jayasinghe making hay while the sun shines to sling mud at the Rajapaksas, yet again. He is totally blind to his God, Ranil Wickremasinghe’s ineptness and responsibility for this massacre. Naked journalism :)

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      It seems, the writer has made use of the tragic incident/s to promote the interests of his “hero”, the PM. Done on the backs of hundreds of victims, their anxious loved ones in grief. Shameful and a poorly disguised attempt to shield poor governance. And, yet again, has made use of the “opportunity” to throw mud at Rajapakses with scant regard for the murdered, and their grieving victims. Simply for the hatred and fear of the return of the Rajapakses to power. Yet, for all accusations made against them for theft of funds, murder, white van abductions, nothing has been proven four years since his man assumed office as PM. Who is to be blamed for all that? Poor taste, and journalism at its worst! And, is this in line with CT’s editorial objectives?

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    Yes this brutal massacre of innocent worshipers & tourists are the by products of dirty game of politics. This dirty game started since 1977 JRJ’s era I suppose. With the Introduction of PR system on parliamentary election. Islamic fundamentalism woke up & Political parties with Islamic Idealism borne like mushrooms come up from decaying garbage dumps. Our major political parties become greedy lot of mushrooms curry for their three diets per day. Tamils were looking at it laughing and awaiting possible chances to add another curry. Somehow few none edible mushrooms too grown up in edible mushrooms beds,our conventional major political parties with their greediness for power time to time tested them too.hoping that it may test good flavors rather than traditional mushrooms. Ultimately it is found to be cholera causing mushrooms. It causes same bacterial to infected to traditional mushrooms as well. Consumers still failed to understand cause of cholera. visit all sort of doctors for medicines. That is the present situation of our political circle. I think our political parties should get together & go back to old parliamentary election system if they want to avoid spreading of this cholera deceases. Otherwise patients may exhale last breath soon. This may be yet another Labanon soon. Also amend constitution soon & remove official recognizance given to Islamism making the others vilest animals in front of the countries law. .

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      Sparrow ranjit,
      So you are eating mushrooms now? Does it help you to forget the smell of fish? Eating spoiled fish also causes cholera.

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        Kara bugger properly cooked fish does not give any bad smell I still like it. Mushrooms came more recently for people live in Inland not for us.

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      Ranjith,
      You need to back up little more from 1978 constitution.

      You mushrooms causing cholera not by the poison in nature but the by the water irrigated for them. They got the water from Don Stephen’s Senanayake Samudra. So Cholera can be stopped by backing off to Colonial time.

      Britain may not like to come back. India, mistakenly, first put the left food and has taken back. West & US are standing on the doorway for 30 years. Not ready to come in. If you let Russia in, then it is another Venezuela or Cuba. China is willing. But they ask too much you have to pay for them at rate of Pong Cing and Hangbangtota, to take over Lankawe. Al Baghdadi is readily offering better rate for Ranil, than China offered to Old King and Ranil. He will clean quickly the dirty Tamil Churches and Hindu Temples. My Recommendation is go with Al.

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    Gota and Mahinda are fraudulent bastards who have ruined our island

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    (ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් -2019.අප්‍රියෙල්.30, ප.ව.6.25) ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුල ක්‍රියාත්මක වූ ඉස්ලාමීය ත්‍රස්තවාදය හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝටාභය රාජපක්ෂ වැටුප් ‌ගෙවා පෝෂණය කළ එකක් බව සෞඛ්‍ය, පෝෂණ හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍ය දොස්තර රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා පවසයි.

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    Why blame Tirupathi in all this? I’m sure this kind of detailed and very specific intelligence about
    potential terror attacks are a rarity and there must be an element of luck involved in uncovering such plots, who is to say that the “luck” in this was not an act of God? So in some ways God did get the correct information to the man who could prevent this atrocity but the man is so full of himself and he is such a tall leader of people that perhaps it is harder for him to see us little people on the ground beyond all that layers of cloud in the sky. Now everyone is passing the buck.

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    The blame belongs squarely to Sirisena, not Rajapakse. Every politician is an opportunist, so Rajapakse (G or M) cannot be faulted for pointing out the obvious security lapse here. It would NOT have happened under Mahinda’s watch because he would have appointed a competent defense secretary. If the people want to democratically elect a Rajapakse again, that is their choice.

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    Shyamon you from a far place has the ability to bring all the Rajapaksas paid proxies out of their slumber in unison. Good Job.

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    I am confused……Who is in power now? Ranil or Rajapaksas? For the past 4 years of yahapalanaya what did Ranil/Mangala/Rajita et al do? Dismantle Sri Lanka’s state security system. Ask people like Rohan Gunaratna or any other security expert for that matter of the disaster brought on the country due to destruction of the country’s security architecture. Rajapaksas didn’t get Muslim vote. So who bent backwards to get Muslim votes? Who depends on Muslim votes?

    The writer can continue to write BS in favourable spaces like CT. But the majority population have seen through the folly of the butterfly union.

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    Reading this article it is clear that the author is just another mediocrite praised by Lankans for non-specific achievements as a wise politician and scholar. When I got to the part where calls Islam as the religion of peace I knew that we have yet another lily livered apologist masquerading as a scholar and concerned senior citizen.
    Listen, Mr. Shame On, get out of you day dreams about fixing Lanka’s current situation with your mumbo jumbo about politicians shenanigans, corruption and incompetence. They are all that and much worse. Lanka needs a strong leader, who is perceived as a strong man, a ruthless martinet who with brutal efficiency stamps out the Islamic Jihadi terror from its root and who is ready and willing to tolerate plenty of collateral damage. The cancer of Islam has spread its tentacles all over the country and the people. No one dares to tell the truth, that the Moslems, especially the youth, are radicalized beyond recovery. Mass incarceration of all Moslems ages 15-65 and a through process to weed out the fanatics, suicide bomber types and then the next level and so on it needed urgently. Laws have to be enacted under emergency regulations for that. Once the Jihadis are identified they should be put in jail and never see the light of day again. The others should be put through mass de-islamization detoxification and only slowly, over a period of 20 years allowed to re-enter society. Even then, using the most modern DNA tracking techniques and facial recognition techniques used by the Chinese in XIjiang province against Uighur fanatics they should be tracked for ever. Moslem birth rates should be forced to be one child per family and massive taxation should be levied against the second child.

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      To continue,
      Read what I wrote I spoke about the menacing looks the majority of the Moslems cast on people who are not Moslem and especially tourists dressed for summer, the head to toe horrible dress of women, and general air of disdain with borderline hostility towards all things non-Islamic.
      As a transgender person I am especially distressed by those Moslems, who think I am a man dressed as a woman, when in fact I have undergone very expensive gender re-assignment surgery. The Moslem attitude to people like me is hypocritical, since they too practise genital mutilation.

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        To continue,

        A Moslems terrorist sympathizer has used a name that sounds like my own , writing as “J. Chambers” instead of my name Jay Chambers. and writes some mumbo jumbo about gender stuff. Ideally CT should not allow this type of thing if they are sensitive to getting the word out accurately from contributors to this column and other columns.

        In any case this shows that my words are getting out and it is being heard. Trick like this are usual when those who cannot win by logic and debate resort to lower means to sow some discord if nothing else.

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          Oh dearie me!
          Fake tourist Chambers has the gall to accuse someone else of using his fake name.
          I checked the passage, and the words are identical to something that “Chambers” wrote a few days ago, except for the part about being transgender. I think “Chambers” wrote it for some transgender forum but sent to CT. OK , now we know a bit more about this guy ( gal) .

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            This jay chambers the tourist must be one of those pedophiles . Of course the Muslims don’t like when he roams in their villages.

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      Read what I wrote I spoke about the menacing looks the majority of the Moslems cast on people who are not Moslem and especially tourists dressed for summer, the head to toe horrible dress of women, and general air of disdain with borderline hostility towards all things non-Islamic.
      As a transgender person I am especially distressed by those Moslems, who think I am a man dressed as a woman, when in fact I have undergone very expensive gender re-assignment surgery. The Moslem attitude to people like me is hypocritical, since they too practise genital mutilation.

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