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Impact Of Buddhism, Politics & Corruption On The Rule Of Law – Part II

By Mass L. Usuf

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Gnanasara’s rendezvous with President

The grotesque picture of Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero must have truly embarrassed the decent Buddhists and the respected monks. He is attempting to assault a female police officer unashamedly looked on by the others. Substitute citizen Perera or Subramanian or Abdullah in place of the monk and imagine how the picture would then have looked like. Another instance of the Rule of Law (ROL) becoming impotent when it relates to monks violating not only the law but, also, the very arm of the law.

Gnanasara Thero who famously called President Sirisena, “rukada nayakayek – a puppet leader” among other matters stated as follows:

(ජනාධිපති තුමනි, ඔබ වහාම ඉල්ලා අස් වෙන්න)
“President, you resign immediately”

“…Meka api palamuwenma kiuwa me ratata enna yanne rukada nayakayek …… Sirisena mahaththayo dan kale hari dan yanna …. Purushayaek inna oney methena.”

Translation : “We said that a puppet is becoming the leader of this country…….. Your time is up Mr. Sirisena. Now go……. There must be a man (masculinity) in this place. (10.04.2015)

This very Gnanasara has taken centre stage as a bedfellow in an apparently intriguing political gamble. This will be stretching the argument to include politics as influencing the ROL.Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero

Akusala Kamma (Bad Action)

Chronicling the records of Gnanasara thero provides additional perspective to the paralysed ROL even during the Rajapakshe era.

In June 2014, he was alleged to have incited violence against the Muslims of Aluthgama and Beruwela. The rioting caused several deaths, destruction of properties and damage to businesses worth billions of rupees. The Muslim community’s call to appoint a Commission to investigate this incident has fallen on deaf ears.

As journalist Dharisha Bastians observes: “The Government that arrested journalist J.S. Tissainayagam, politician Azath Sally and human rights activists Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan under sections of the Prevention of Terrorism Act dealing with an incitement of communal tension, has been criminally derelict in the case of Gnanasara.” (DailyFT, 26 June 2014).

Gnanasara, who as a monk administers the virtue to abstain from intoxicants that causes heedlessness, has himself pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run and drunk driving case and been fined by the Court (CT 11/04/2013).

In October 2015, warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to appear before courts on two cases. One for allegedly obstructing a media briefing by the Jathika Bala Sena while the other case was for defamatory remarks against Quran opposite the Slave Island police station. In January 2016, he was remanded for alleged contempt of court and threatening Sandhya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Earlier, a warrant had been issued for his arrest on a case regarding his alleged participation at an unlawful assembly in front of the Bribery Commission. Besides this there have been several other complaints filed against him.

The latest episodes was the statement made by Gnanasara blaspheming Allah (please see my article, CT of 09/12/2016). These unabating incidents prompted the 21 Parliamentarians to write to H.E. The President requesting investigation and prosecution. Nothing done!

Potte Naufer

Why these records are important is to reconcile a strange event that took place in the Presidential Office recently. There was growing criticism from the Muslims, civil organisations, civic minded Sinhalese and Tamil people on the disgraceful behaviour of these monks. In response, the President had summoned a meeting of the religious leaders early last month – Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Islam were represented. Lo and behold, to the surprise of many present at the meeting walks in Gnanasara Thero.

Those who were amazed at this were later asking if the President has legitimized all violations of this monk. They were worried if this will give the extremist monks the wrong signal to continue with impunity so long as one is wearing the robe. Did his presence make the other genteel monks of stature, dignity and respect uncomfortable? He has been variously identified in the media as ‘rogue monk’, ‘hooligan’, ‘thug’ and ‘delusional character’. He is alleged to epitomise vulgarity, filth and abusive language. Gnanasara is also noted for his ignoble remarks at those in the government and the legal system with utter disrespect to the Noble Eightfold path.

Dr. Dhammika Herath commenting on Gnanasara thero’s conduct once wrote, “where are these traits arising from? A deranged, callous, psychotic thought process and personality? …….. He is extremely dangerous to humanity, Sri Lankan society and people in general.” (CT, 23/08/2014)

Queries were in the air as to how could the President have sat at the same table with such a person? Someone remarked sarcastically that this is like the President sitting with ‘Potte Naufer’ (now serving term) to discuss how to rehabilitate ‘pathale lokaya’ the underworld. Is this magnanimity of the President or is this cheap politicking?

International Community

How far will the international community be impressed about the President, the Prime Minister and the Government? The Joint Opposition always alleges interference in the affairs of the Attorney General’s Department and the Police Service. If correct, we are assured of a future where chaos and pandemonium will rule and not the Rule of Law. The fallout effect of this will be the further deterioration of respect to the Police Service, diminishing human values and inaccessibility to justice. The domino effect will be failed international relations and drop in foreign direct investments.

It is alleged that there have been over 540 incidents of violence, intimidation and hate carried out by various extremist groups against the Muslims. Over 511 incidents against the evangelical Christians as at December 2015 (MCSL letter to IGP, 16.12.2016).

For Dicey (1961) equality before the law would mean, “the equal subjection of all classes to the ordinary law of the land administered by the ordinary courts …”

Wither ROL, Hail The Law Of Karma!

The ROL principle in buddhistic teachings is cosmically an inescapable one and that is the law of Karma. Karma does not curry favour with monks, nationalism, racism, ‘blood types’ nor is it bothered about pending election, Sinhala voter base, political influence etc. when it deals with justice. Even Muslims are subjected to this Karma though not in the form of influencing rebirth but on eschatological principles.

Buddhist philosophy is clean. However, the Buddhist who behave un-buddhistically and, those who protect such violators, those who fool the innocent masses displaying reverence by erecting symbols of Buddhism, those who stand to pay obeisance to monks who are violators are those who barter this great teaching for a little worldly gain. These are the culprits who damage, tarnish and dent Buddhism; Let them be from among the monks, the laymen, the racists, the extremists, the politicians or whoever.

Remember, one can escape, manipulate and prostitute with the Rule of Law but no one can ever run away, escape, manipulate or prostitute the Laws of Kamma. Be aware!

To bring back the Rule of Law and the original teachings and practices of Buddha, engage the sincere Buddhist monks and buddhist intellectuals. These people are silently lamenting because they do not want to be part of this confusion. The Sinhalese people are very good people. If this goodness prevails there will be no better nation in this world to live than Sri Lanka. And, fortunately, I am a Sri Lankan! I demand that the Rule of Law be given its due place.

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    Mass Usuf:

    There a few more more names which I know that you should add to the list of above mentioned two buddhist monks. Those names are;

    Thotagamuwe Rahula
    Migettuwatte Gunananda
    Wariapola Sumangala

    Anyway, none of thsoe monks asks devotees to kill non-believers in tghe name of buddhism. They all helped to protect is owned by Sinhala people and not to give it to foreigners.

    For Sri lanka Islam is a foreign religious cult.

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      Has any religion has its origin in Sri Lanka?

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        Saivaism. The five oldest Siva temples are in Srilanka : Koneswaram, in Trincomalee, Naguleswaram in Keerimalai, Ketheeswaram in Mannar, Munneswaram in Chilaw and Thondeeswaram in Dondra. Even the oldest Murugan temple is in Kattaragama.

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        If you take Sri Lanka, all the religions are Foreign (imported), nothing originated in the island. However, out of them, the oldest one is the religion that the Veddas follow. The Veddas only worship the Kattaragama God Murugan. Obviously, Hinduism or Devaagama (in Sinhala) is the oldest that existed before Buddhism arrived.

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      Your entire family should fall victim to ISIS beheading.

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      jim softy.

      why don’t you add your name as well to the three names you have added.

      Is Buddhism really indigenous to Sri Lanka!!! and not a foreign religious cult.

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    Mass L. Usuf

    RE: Impact Of Buddhism, Politics & Corruption On The Rule Of Law – Part II

    RE: Gnanasara’s rendezvous with President

    1. “The grotesque picture of Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero must have truly embarrassed the decent Buddhists and the respected monks. He is attempting to assault a female police officer unashamedly looked on by the others.”

    2. “Another instance of the Rule of Law (ROL) becoming impotent when it relates to monks violating not only the law but, also, the very arm of the law.”

    3. “Gnanasara Thero who famously called President Sirisena, “rukada nayakayek – a puppet leader” among other matters stated as follows:
    (ජනාධිපති තුමනි, ඔබ වහාම ඉල්ලා අස් වෙන්න)
    “President, you resign immediately”

    The Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” monks STILL think that the Royal decree giving them immunity, 2,000 years ago still applied, and therefore, the Rule of Law does not apply to them.

    Calling the President a “a puppet leader” has some validity, the way he was acting like a puppet to Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies, in protecting them.

    After all, most of the 6.2 million voters who voted Sirisena, has now given him titles of Turncoat, Traitor, Gina, Mala- Perethaya and Sevalaya, because they believe that based on supporting data, that he has earned it.

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      It is the muslims, Even amarasiri is a muslims, that mourns the behaviour of monks when muslims have slaughtered devotees of otehr religions as well as their own. That is the norm even to date. Indian hindus hate muslims even todate because of how muslims have slaughtered hindus in India. Islam is a religious cult. they come and blame monks who are trying to save our country.

      Muslims, and Tamils promote monoethnic enclaves. they both are barbaric when they are the majority. Yet, Sri lankan politicians say that every religions preaches the same thing. Actually the truth is christians had crusades, muslims had conquests while buddhism is for non-violence. Buddhism has never killed people because of the religion. But, some barbarians in Sri lanka compare them with the sinhala buddhists.

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        First political shooting after independent.

        SWRD?

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        jim softy

        The problem is Religion and State, and the privileges given to religion, in this case to Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” and to the Para-Monks. Religion is a a personal belief, based on upbringing and brainwashing, an should stay personal, separate from state issues, but each belief or myth should have the freedom of practice unmolested, until, they get it, that it is all based on myths.

        In fact, Sinhala “Buddhism” is an insult to Pristine Buddhism, and Mahawamsa is an insult to the Buddha.

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

        They want to keep their hegemony, just like the Muslim Ulemas, and Mullahs, who are not much different. Wahhabism, that follows Satan, is an insult to Islam.

        Sri Lanka is “controlled” by the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks, and this is NOT what the Enlightened Buddha preached. The Para-Sinhala Buddhist Monks did not even let many other castes of Sinhala to become Monks either, and they had to go to Siam to get ordained. What does it tell you? Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” is about Monk hegemony and not about Pristine Buddhism as taught by the Enlightened Buddha.

        The case is very similar with Wahhabism in particular and the Muslim Ulama and Mullah’s in general. It is about hegemony.

        Racial and caste discrimination in Sri Lanka

        To begin with, we regret the absence of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka at this Committee. Although the Commission re-gained its independence by the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in April 2015, the Government should provide them sufficient human and financial resources for its full operation with A status.

        Widespread incidents of hate crimes especially by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), a hardline Sinhala Buddhist group, are hardly investigated and those responsible are not prosecuted. For example, the Government has not prosecuted members of the BBS for the attack against a Muslim community in Aluthgama in June 2014, which resulted in the death of 4 persons, serious injury of nearly 80 people and destruction of properties. The manifestation of hateful messages against minorities including by high ranking State officials is rarely condemned by the Government.

        Caste-based discrimination is deep-rooted in public and private spheres. The lack of State measures including the prosecution of caste-based attacks and human rights education to combat the specific discrimination has affected many aspects of life such as marriage and religious briefs.

        http://imadr.org/racialcastediscrimination-srilanka-cerd90-2016-os/

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    Gnanassara made defamatory comments about the Quran according to the writer.

    But he himself has said a few juicy things about Gnnasara here, who after all is a Monk which is the third leg of the Buddha Sasana.

    But then the Muslims joined Tamils and the UNP to expunge Buddhism from the Constitution .

    TNA Abraham has publicly declared that Buddhism must be removed before his party does reconciliation.

    Although the Muslim Political leaders have not asked for the removal of Buddhism, their media supporters here have been relentless in their attacks on Sanga under the cover of attacking Gnnassara and the other monk in Batticolao.

    BTW What has Potta Naufer got to do with Gnnassara, unless the former is on the soon to be released or pardoned list of Yahapalanaya.

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      K A Sumanasekera:-

      “But he himself has said a few juicy things about Gnnasara here, who after all is a Monk which is the third leg of the Buddha Sasana.”

      Sumane’, Don’t make me laugh! How Can you call Gandassara a Buddhist Monk?

      Please look up the Definition of ‘Monk’ in a Dictionary. He is not even fit to be called a Decent Human Being!

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    Mass Usuf:

    Read how you muslims engage in violence in against muslims. Why don’t you talk about muslim violence against muslims. buddhist monks are fighting for what is ours to protect from you invaders.

    Wahhabism in Sri Lanka is headquartered in Kattankudi is a new politico-religious movement that is sweeping the Eastern province of Sri Lanka with more than sixty Muslim Wahhabi organizations helping in propagating the movement throughout Sri Lanka and has raced ahead and taken control of the Jihadist and Al Fatah groups in Sri Lanka under their wings. Wahhabism is imported and planted in the midst of peace-loving Muslims in Sri Lanka, mostly through the lavish inflow of Saudi money pumped into Sri Lanka has overtaken other Islamic organizations by threats, intimidation and coercion.
    Clashes between Sufis and Wahhabi Muslims in Kattankudi and Oddamavadi are regular occurrence. More than 200 homes of Sufi followers were burnt down by Wahhabi Jihadists in Kattankudi during similar clashes occurred in October 2004.

    One of the Sufi leaders Abdul Payilvan died in Colombo was buried at in Kattankudi the next day. Wahhabi Muslims observed a hartal and demanded the removal of the body from the burial grounds. Wahhabi Muslims claim Kattankudy soil is sacred and bodies belonging to those who preach views contradictory to Wahhabism should not be buried there. Wahhabis demanded that the body of Abdul Payilvan, who is from Maruthamunai in the Ampara district, should be exhumed and buried elsewhere.

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      im softy

      “Wahhabism is imported and planted in the midst of peace-loving Muslims in Sri Lanka, mostly through the lavish inflow of Saudi money pumped into Sri Lanka has overtaken other Islamic organizations by threats, intimidation and coercion.”

      Yes, Very true.

      In the end they, All Wahhabites ( Wahhabies, Salafis, Tawheedis, IIS, Boko Haram etc.) all will end up in hell-fire along with the Devil, Satan as per Hadith of Najd and explained by Islamic Scholars.

      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.(Saudi Arabia)

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

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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

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    Here we go again ………

    Yet another scathing criticism of Buddhism and the behavior of a small minority of Buddhist monks.
    The writer continues to remain oblivious to the harm he may be causing to Buddhist – Muslim relations by writing such ego-boosting articles.

    As a senior member of the National Shura Council is he unaware or indifferent to it’s stated objective “To foster inter-community and inter-religious relations and work towards peace, co-existence and ethnic harmony” ?

    He demands “..that the Rule of Law be given its due place.”.
    Why ?
    Just so, the Muslims can continue to live in peace, while remaining deaf, dumb and blind to the turmoil they may be inadvertently or otherwise generating in the hearts and minds of other Communities ?

    What needs to be addressed is not just the behavior of the Buddhists monks per se, but more importantly the underlying factors that engendered the monks to behave in such a manner.

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      Deep in Thought:-

      “Yet another scathing criticism of Buddhism and the behavior of a small minority of Buddhist monks.”

      Mass L. Usuf is not criticising Buddhism. He is endorsing the True Dhamma of the Buddha!

      He is bringing these activities to our Notice, of a Small Minority of ‘Men in Robes’, because the Majority of Buddhists seem to be condoning such behaviour by Keeping Silent!

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        Hamlet

        Would the Buddhists truly appreciate the ‘endorsement’ of their faith by a Muslim, who chooses to do so by highlighting weaknesses as perceived by him in Buddhism and it’s adverse effects on their clergy ? This in fact has been the common thread running through all his articles on this subject.

        If the shoe was on the other foot, would a majority-Muslim community tolerate articles by a minority-Buddhist which repeatedly highlights perceived weaknesses in Islam ?

        There is a place and a time for everything – including voicing your opinion and thoughts on sensitive religious issues. Not only do such articles continue to keep the two communities divided, they also provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to hurl derogatory statements and hurtful comments about various aspects of Islam. Is it ‘Islamic’ for a Muslim to continue provoking non-Muslims to make such statements about his religion ?

        Is the author laboring under the delusion that his articles will eventually cause the silent majority of Buddhists to act against the misbehaving monks ?

        By keeping silent, are the majority of Buddhists actually condoning such misbehavior ? Or does the silence signify a rejection of ‘how’ something is said, but not of ‘what’ exactly is said ? (“Kiyana eke aththakuth thiyanawa ne ?” may be the common view of most silent Buddhists)

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          Deep in Thought:-
          “Would the Buddhists truly appreciate the ‘endorsement’ of their faith by a Muslim…”

          I am a Sinhala and a Buddhist, and appreciate the Fact that a Muslim has taken the trouble to study The Buddha’s Dhamma.

          The Dhamma is a Teaching for All Humans, and the Buddha Himself would have Lauded Mass Usuf’s Effort. What does it matter whether you call yourself Buddhist or Muslim or Catholic or Hindu, as long as you follow His Teaching of Non Violence, Kindness and Generosity?

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        Hamlet

        “He is bringing these activities to our Notice, of a Small Minority of ‘Men in Robes’, because the Majority of Buddhists seem to be condoning such behaviour by Keeping Silent!”

        Yes. That is the core-problem.

        There is a Vinaya, a code of conduct for Monks. When the monks rape and kill, and nobody, including the Law and Order and justice, seem to be ready to step in.

        So, the Monks are above the Law.

        So, the Buddhists including the politicians are condoning the behavior of the monks.

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    The decline of Buddhism is clearly orchestrated by the very people who are suppose to protect it. The minorities will be a witness to it by simply doing nothing. Thanks to the Burmese Buddhists for internationalising their hate and bigotry.

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    Muslims are preaching it the other way.

    While muslim politicians are clearing national parks and ancient buddhist sites for resettlements, Sinhala politicians are asking buddhists for reconciliation and they save every greoup is the same same.

    IF muslims cannot respect our religion in our own country, we can how muslims in countries where islam is the majority treates minorities in their countries.

    It is good muslims getting it back in the middle east.

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      Jim Softy.
      Learn to write in proper English if you want to be understood.
      “If muslims cannot respect our religion in our own country”;What do you mean? There are many, many muslims in SL who consider SL as their own country and their religion is not your religion.
      Get it !!!Does it surprise you?

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    Mass Usuf:

    Sri lankan buddhists are very backward. for the sake of respecting other religions, they allow Muslim in Sri lanka to behave like animals. Read the following about child marriages in Sri lanka. Buddhist monks shoould reach to these people and should convert to buddhism.

    WHEN she was 14, Fathima was given in marriage by her parents. “I came home from school one day and I was told that a marriage had been arranged for me,” recalls Fathima, now 22.

    Fathima’s marriage lasted three weeks. Her husband abandoned her without leaving a trace of his whereabouts. Her sickly parents live with her and she faces a daily ordeal of finding work as a labourer in adjoining farmlands.

    In an adjacent village, 58-year-old Siddilebbe asserts that there was no purpose in allowing his 13-year-old daughter to study. Therefore, soon after she turned 14, her married her off. Looking back, he has no regrets. “Girls are a burden,” he says stoically.

    In the village of Oluvil, Haniffa recalls the exact date of the circumstances that led to her marriage at the age of 14 to an alcoholic. “I was studying in grade eight. It was December 8. When I came home there was a man outside our home. My parents were at their hired agricultural labour work. He tried to grab me and I shouted. Neighbours gathered and when my parents arrived soon after, this stranger asked them permission to marry me. They consented immediately because the neighbours said my reputation had been lost,” recollects Haniffa.

    Haniffa is now 33, with four children, unable to get a divorce. “Every time my husband appears before the Qazi court, he pleads that he does not want to say talaq. When we return home, he gets drunk and tries to kill me and the children,” she says sobbing.

    The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act in Sri Lanka, also known as the Muslim Personal Law, allows the marriage of girls as young as 12 years.

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      Isolated cases of marriages gone awry are there by the tons common to every religion in the world. This has nothing to do with Islam nor any of its teachings. What Islam does teach is that a young girl is ready for marriage anytime after reaching womanhood, and that is purely her choice. She is free to get married any time after she comes of age. It is a plus point to her freedom of choice, not necessarily always the man’s choice. In Islam, God has not set specific age (number) for young girls to get married, since it can vary from country to country, culture to culture, region to region, etc. In some countries they reach puberty by 12, or 13, whereas in some others by 14 or 15. If God created us, then He knows the human biology better than any scientist does, and He is wise not to set a prescribed age of marriage, but simply says, they are ready for marriage anytime after reaching puberty. But of course there must be parental approval and an understanding of mutual consensus between both parties before the marriage is consummated. Nowadays, in addition to all of that, local social traditions and customs come into play, i.e. completion of education, delaying the marriage until reaching an age of maturity or attaining a sense of responsibility, allowing time for other siblings to take their turn, etc., But the basics has been covered in Islam, and that is what matters most.
      There can be a thousand reasons to delay a marriage. But Islam recognizes that promiscuity and sexual feelings and arousals is human nature, and thus takes precaution to prevent its disciples falling into those sinful traps, by permitting marriage when they are ready to take the plunge. with responsibility.

      Just think about this. What was the age of Mary when she gave birth to Jesus, and that too without any male intervention.

      On the side of men, men are permitted to marry legally their choice and enjoy each other’s company, they will be held accountable for any wrongdoing outside of legal marriage. However, if they are rich and can afford to support more than one wife, they are permitted to legally marry more (upto four wives) and share their love and wealth equally with all of them. If they fear they will fail to do justice equally to all of their wives, then they are asked to marry only one. This is how Sharia Law works. How uncomplicated, practical and simple to understand, and even to bring into practice.

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        Marven the idiot

        Yes as a patron of extremist Islamic organisation you have to lie to defend their activities.You Muslims believe human are creation of of your god Allah. there are so many religions that produce different different concepts on creation of human. but scientific finding says some thing different to all the religions belief. scientists provide very acceptable evidences to prove their theory. these scientific researches led to findings of cures for human deceases as well. marriage is a very personal matter between men and women. god or anybody has nothing to do with it.all the verses written in your so called holy book or koran is narrations of your so called prophet and his foolish disciples desires and their own beliefs as per folklore & fables that existed at their times. we can produce number of historical evidences to prove my saying as such Marriage law of the country should be base on internationally accepted norms and human rights.that should not be based on any foolish religious beliefs or Arabic primitive garbage.

        As a pious Muslims can you tell us the story of nomination of place of worship that is believed to be your Moses birth or something.it is the clear evidence to prove my point.

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    Usuf, you are lieing AGAIN.Al taqiya at it’s fullest. In the picture the super great heroic, kind, caring, brilliant monk explains how muslim pests and leeches systematically destroying the Buddhist archaeological sites and innocent Buddhist being discriminated. Also in the picture everyone standing casually, the policewoman is at ease, taking notes about muslim menace.

    Muslims should explain and justify their presence in Sinhalese Buddhist island. In 1915 Muslims started the communal riots by throwing at Devala parade. Again, Muslims started communal violences in Aluthgama by assaulting a monk and some civilians.

    If the rule of law enforced, 99.99% Muslims lawyers, businessmen, politicians, etc would be in jail.

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      Correction:

      In 1915 Muslims threw stones at the Devala parade.

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        John, Grow up! Are you the same as you were when you were 15 years old?

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    what right this [Edited out] person has to criticize and defame monks of our buddhist order.majority of sinhalese buddhists do not have any complains against our monks activities.is this man’s god Allah and his prophets were non violence and promoters of universal brother hood.their so called holy books or koran indicated both god and its messenger were vile animals.the men who treated their teachings as holy must be verily valiest beasts on earth.how-come such people criticize others faiths and defame or insult priests of other faith. Our age old sinhalese buddhist culture treated monks as community leaders.if any harm anticipated on buddhism or poor people it was monks duty to rise against oppressors and provide leadership. lord buddha once said monks you should not be the last disciple of my order. that means lord buddha did not expect monks to be acted the way nalanda monks acted in the face of muslims destruction of entire university.but tibetan monks developed martial arts on the basis of evasive actions of the body not involving erroneous thoughts defended buddhist order and culture in tibet.we buddhists who maintain monks do accept such actions when in danger. very much accept leadership qualities of batticaloa monk. they never asked any women to be stoned to death like in sharia court in mosques do.our monks never interfere in suppressing women’s rightful ligitimate rights like islamic mosques clergies do.As such this goon idiot talking bullshits. go and get your mind scanned.we buddhists can look after our cultural matters. you look after yours. try and get your religion and clergies civilized first get them to be human rights promoters before talking on others clergies activities.

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    This looks like a Targetted attack because he is the minister of Justice. Homos Should understand it is the Catholic/christians countries need homo rights. India is practising it for ages. Sri lanka being a buddhist country does not stop anyone. Anyone can do what ever they want in the bed room.

    If you as a man is asking the permission to apply lipstick, wear womens cloth and walk erratically because you have abig wound in your as, then it is completely a different case. IT is the same with women. One woman behave as a man and another as a woman to the manly-woman. It is all jokes. No one has bothered to bother ponnaihs.

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    The Sinhellese are a nation of sexual predators and serial killers. They committed a genocide and got away with it. If God is real their nation should be punished.

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      Just shut up or get lost. No body wants you in Sinhale.

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    Asroff brought radical Islam to the peaceful island.

    Willparruwa eating/destroying politician should be prosecuted. Trump is going to get rid of Islam(radical?). Marie le Pen will be the next president of France…..

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    “Even Muslims are subjected to this Karma though not in the form of influencing rebirth but on eschatological principles.”

    No no no. Sadly mistaken. Let the Muslim women decide about MMDA.

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    This thug must be locked up in the interest of the country. All is threats and his bully boy tactics is contrary to the principals of Budisum. He is not a clergy neither a politician. He is a Demagogue running around insulting the responsible politicians. If the outside world see and witness his uttering they will terminate all future investments. He is a war load used by the last regime to terrify people. The current President must declare Marshal law and rule with an iron rod until the country is devoleped. This brute wish to see our country poor and divided so that his irrational and pervertic ideology can be out in to practice. He intends to smash up the Hindus and massacre the Muslims which he did during the last regime. This uneducated rebel rouser should’ve locked up for good and the key thrown away.

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    There are idiots in every religion. Islam has a complete carriage full of violent, sadistic, pervert fanatics following the Wahabi poison of Salafi Sunnis. So this is how the world rolls man. Try not to analyse buddhism or its tenets from your Islamic world. You guys behead people for even making fun of Mohammed’s child bride and you stone people to death. BBS are retarded repressed thugs in Saffron Sarees like ISIS are retarted sexually repressed savages.

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    Child brides, beheadings, burning people alive; boiling people alive. Muslims killing muslims by the wholesale pettah market capacity in Arabistan. Sir, stop adapting and aping Arabistani version of backward Wahabi Salafists. Be like moderate versions of Islam found in Malaysia, India, Indonesia etc. Wahabism leads to violence. Take the Middle East. I feel sorry for you guys copying, aping Arab savages.

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    Why is our Sri Lanka such an accursed place? Despite its resources including an arguably high literacy rate etc it has always been a case of one step forward and three steps backward.Take the case of the Buddhist clergy for an instance.They were chased back to confines of their temples by the Sinhalese Buddhists themselves after the assassination of SWRD Bandaranaike in September 1959 and there they remained, with no direct connection to politics.

    Then came the 1972 Constitution according Buddhism the ” fore most place” and they gradually became politicized, though yet remaining largely in the background.It was the Rajapaksa gang of chena cultivating murderers and thieves. that let the Buddhists monks to be politicized once again with open encouragement to Ghandassara,Ampitayae Amare etc purely for political ends even though it had deeper racist reasons.History is full of example of the destructive effects of Buddhist monks when ever they assumed political roles.As long as the monk is not in in th temple but in politics the greater the danger to Sri lanka’s future progress.Monks can perform an useful advisory ,behind the scenes role but the moment they traced it chaos reign.

    Actually, there seems to be an unrealistic phobia about the power of Buddhist monks and their robes.by the Yahapalana government.Monks have never been given power carte blanch.When they were attacked by the political establishment the people NEVER rose in rebellion as a consequence.A good example is the Rajapaksa decision to have night races around the Dalada Maligawa despite the vehement protests by the Malwatte and Asgiriya monks.The monks simply shut their mouths.When Mervyn Silva goons hit Ghandasara and his thug monks i at the Kelaniya temple the people never bothered.So the Yahapalana government should act decisively as the Government of the day in did 1959 and put these animals behind in their temple cages before it is too late.These rabid monks are a disgrace to us Sinhalese and the great philosophy we are privileged to follow.

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    Why is our Sri Lanka such an accursed place? Despite its resources including an arguably high literacy rate etc it has always been a case of one step forward and three steps backward.Take the case of the Buddhist clergy for an instance.They were chased back to confines of their temples by the Sinhalese Buddhists themselves after the assassination of SWRD Bandaranaike in September 1959 and there they remained, with no direct connection to politics.

    Then came the 1972 Constitution according Buddhism the ” fore most place” and they gradually became politicized, though yet remaining largely in the background.It was the Rajapaksa gang of chena cultivating murderers and thieves. that let the Buddhists monks to be politicized once again with open encouragement to Ghandassara,Ampitayae Amare etc purely for political ends even though it had deeper racist reasons.History is full of example of the destructive effects of Buddhist monks when ever they assumed political roles.As long as the monk is not in in th temple but in politics the greater the danger to Sri lanka’s future progress.Monks can perform an useful advisory ,behind the scenes role but the moment they trancend it chaos reigns as is currently the case.In an atmosphere of instability, no meaningful development can take take place.Investors are largely weary of Sri Lanka as the memory of the1983 riots directed at the Tamils is still fresh.Which big time investor would like his investment ruined overnight? Until this question of the reasons for such instability is effectively addressed, we would have to be satisfied with the minnow class of investor whereas we should rather be focussed on drawing in the pike.

    Actually, there seems to be an unrealistic phobia about the power of Buddhist monks and their robes.by the Yahapalana government.Monks have never been given power carte blanch.When they were attacked by the political establishment the people NEVER rose in rebellion as a consequence.A good example is the Rajapaksa decision to have night races around the Dalada Maligawa despite the vehement protests by the Malwatte and Asgiriya monks.The monks simply shut their mouths.When Mervyn Silva goons hit Ghandasara and his thug monks i at the Kelaniya temple the people never bothered.So the Yahapalana government should act decisively as the Government of the day in did 1959 and put these animals behind in their temple cages before it is too late.These rabid monks are a disgrace to us Sinhalese and the great philosophy we are privileged to follow.

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    We can move on as a modern nation if we take religion out of the state business.All religions must be private and personal to everyone without imposing forcefully in the daily lives of people. It is very divisive if the state one religion over he others.

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    There is no justice in buddihsm because its a phylosophy, and it is a theory which takes that there is no good , no bad. relative theory gone wrong.

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