23 September, 2019

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Increasing Tensions Between The Sinhala & Muslim Communities

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Several violent incidents have taken place in Digana after a Sinhala truck driver died in hospital following an assault by a group of Muslim men. The police have made some arrests, but they are yet to be formally identified as the perpetrators of this murder. The full severity of the law should brought to bear on those responsible. The government should provide adequate compensation to the family of the victim. Following the violent incidents that occurred in Digana, the body of a Muslim youth has been found in a damaged house. Thus two murders have now taken place. The government has imposed a state of emergency in the country. However, even at the time of issuing this statement, tensions have not abated completely. This is the second clash between the Sinhala and Muslim communities within a week. Just days ago there was an incident in Ampara. A few months earlier, there was the Gintota incident and several other incidents in 2017 as well.

The only one way to prevent these clashes is the strict enforcement of the law. Unrest is often generated by real or perceived police inaction in relation to a complaint. The police should respond to disputes or conflicts between different communal groups promptly and decisively. Above all, mob violence and collective punishments against uninvolved persons should be prevented at all costs. It is the task of the government to direct the police properly in handling such situations. The local and foreign forces seeking to destabilise this country are trying to engineer another 1983 style conflagration to drum up support for their constitutional reforms which seek to divide this country into several semi-independent states. I call on citizens belonging to all communities to reflect intelligently on what has been happening and to refrain from all acts of violence.

In the first few years after independence, Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim leaders ruled this country together as partners. G.G. Ponnabalam had a warm and cordial relationship with the Senanayakes. That era ended in the mid-1950s as communalism and separatism came into Northern Tamil politics. In the past, the two main political parties had Muslim leaders like A.C.S. Hameed, M.H. Mohamed, Badiudin Mohamed and Alavi Maulana who were elected to Parliament not only by Muslims but also by Sinhalese voters. During those decades, tensions between the Sinhalese and the Muslims were virtually non-existent.

But since the late 1980s a section of the Muslim population has gravitated towards communal political parties. This has made it easy for conspiratorial forces both local and foreign to inflame tensions between the Sinhalese and the Muslims by using agents provocateurs. The tension that we see now between the Sinhalese and the Muslims is a fairly recent phenomenon. Everyone will remember that such tensions did not exist until about 2012. What was started by conspirators who are now in the yahapalana government, for the purpose of dislodging my government, now appears to have taken on a life of its own and mistrust between the communities is growing by the day.

Even though there are large numbers of Tamils in the north and east, the majority of the Tamil population permanently resides outside north and east, among the majority Sinhalese. Similarly though there is a significant concentration of Muslims in the east, the vast majority of the Muslims permanently live outside the east, among Sinhalese and Tamils. What we are now experiencing is the mismatch between this demographic reality and communalist politics. The very logic of communal politics requires the portrayal of other ethnic and religious groups as enemies or rivals. Today, the situation is such that a dispute or clash between individuals belonging to different religions or ethnicities, automatically leads to a communal riot that spreads throughout the area.

Obviously this is not a situation that can be allowed to continue. There is a need to create in this country a nationalistic alliance comprising of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim leaders resembling the first post-independence government. This is not going to be an easy task given the poisonous contagion of communalism that has spread in this country over the past several decades. However on the basis of the recently concluded local government elections, I have reason to be cautiously optimistic that a window of opportunity exists to be able to turn back the tide of communalism. I intend initiating a dialogue in this regard with national minded Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim individuals and organisations in due course.

*Mahinda Rajapaksa – Former President of Sri Lanka

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    This biggest hypocrite (unfortunately) born in present day Sri Lanka.
    This fake person first act to be a friend of Muslims & once the president of Palestine Solidarity in SL and then became a crusader for Muslims in starting the Beruwala/Aluthgama attacks with the help of his kid brother and BBS.

    No matter what your race/religion, get this man out of Sri Lankan politics and we had enough post 2009. If this man or his proxy come to power in 2020 we will be heading for a Syria or Iraq for sure.

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      First the Sinhala Buddhists went for Tamils in 1983, and now for Muslims because they feel the pressure of UNP’s neoliberal and neoconservative economic policies. Minorities are Scapegoats for the crimes of corrupt politicians in Miracle of Modayas

      Sinhala Buddhist racism is this guy, MR’s theme song, to Distract the moda masses from his Corruption, nepotism and criminality.MR should be put in the same prison cell as his protector Ranil Wickramasinghe .
      They, RW and MR, have promoted a Political Culture of Immunity and Impunity for Hate Crimes and Financial Crimes by corrupt politicians and broken the law and order and justice system in the country..
      The international reconciliation industry which backs Bondscam Ranil should first deal with Sinhala Buddhist Racism and corruption before doing multiculturlaism programs for minorities!

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        Uncle Mahinda …………Pray tell me what can you do for the country?………….Is your past record the guide?

        Velupillay Prabakaran held the country in bondage for 30 years ……….and prevented any progress……….other countries who were far behind us have over taken us now ……..even Vietnam, a small country, where more bombs than that were dropped in the entire second world war, was dropped …………has gone past us.

        You are 72 ……….you will hold the country in bondage for perhaps another 15 years max…………….

        Then like magic another Perethaya will appear to hold the country in bondage …………that’s our fate!

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        Why Report on Sri Lankan Citizens by their Ethnic Grouping?
        We are all Sri Lankans!
        Politics is all about turning Majority Voters against their Fellow Countrymen
        for the sake of Bigoted Votes! e.g. “Ratata, Jathiyata, Agamata!”

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      Emil, calm down now. He has just won a nationwide election you pale mule.

      • 9
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        Beautifully said!

        He has nothing to gain from inviting violence against the minorities.. but everything to loose

        Do not forget that it was the UNP in 1983 who watched and did nothing whilst our country burnt

        They are doing it again.. this time to distract attention from their failures.

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          I totally agree Words, beautifully said by whoever wrote it. Sinhala Buddhist do not gain by communal violence, this an engineered riot like 1983 to divide the country

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            wannihami

            I know you cannot see your back nor can you reach it hence you will never attempt to clean it. You are in complete denial. Hence get your partner to check your back and use baking soda or coca cola to clean it.

            Once your partner is satisfied advise your head crook the clan chief to do the same. Let us have fewer smellier people around us.

            By the way your racist politics didn’t start yesterday nor in 1983. Guess when? It all started when Duttagamani decided to finish off the Demela infidels some 2200 years ago on the advice of another saffron clad thug at least in myth.

            Tell your liberator to shove his fake analysis wherever he sees holes. Make sure you don’t bend down in front Dr Mahinda to tie your shoe lases.

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          It is not failure; what is at play is, ENVY, the last infirmity of the noble (ignoble?) mind.

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      Yes, it is a hypocritical statement.

      The very initial sentence gives an ethnic/religious bias to the statement: “Several violent incidents have taken place in Digana after a Sinhala truck driver died in hospital following an assault by a group of Muslim men.”

      (1) MR refrains from condemning the violent attacks on the Muslims characterizing them as ‘several violent incidents.’ (2) Of course the initial assault on the truck driver, after a road accident, that lead to his death should be condemned which is an expression of violence in society. However, MR characterizes it as ‘an assault by a group of Muslims.’

      Whatever the good points in the statement, the failure to condemn the attacks on the Muslims is hypocrisy, to say the least.

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        Agree with you Laksiri.
        MR knows that the additive which is supposed to render the eater sterile is a canard. But he does not mention this

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        Laksiri Fernando,

        [Edited out] People have felt insecured with Muslim society for some time now. No one seemed take that seriously. Not even government authorities were helping Sinhalese to get rid of their insecure feelings. All they did was to encourage further insecurity among Sinhalese people. Even the accident was not a natural one. The perpetrators weren’t arrested in time. Police had neglected their duty and responsibility. Still, why blame Sinhalese people. There is a genuine grievance among Sinhalese people. Help them overcome it.

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          The Sinhalese are then the most insecure people in the world. They appear to feel insecure for every single thing.

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          Shenal,

          I don’t know what you have said that the Editor taken out. But I do recognize if there is a ‘genuine’ fear among the Sinhala people. But to me, this is unfounded except the current danger of driving the Muslim youth for extremism. Do you really believe that there are ‘wanda pethi’ (sterilization pills)? There is no scientific foundation for this accusation or fear. You say the accident was not a natural one. Even if you believe so, why don’t you condemned the extremists taking the law into their hands and attacking the innocent civilians. Why not allow the police to do their job? If anyone blames or condemns the Sinhala people all together, that is also wrong. But I have not seen that. Before the danger of Muslim extremism/violence emerging in Sri Lanka, we have clearly at hand, extremism and violence in the name of Sinhala and Buddhism. You say, ‘there is a genuine grievance among Sinhalese people and help them overcome it.’ I do recognize this need in an educational sense. Most of the conflicts world over are largely due to imagined grievances or rather fears. This is also the case in personal life, family or neighbourhood conflicts for example. Lack of self-confidence, misunderstandings, psychological illusions and other grievances all play a role. The majority of people may have other grievances such as economic. However, other communities should not be blamed for them. Among them, they also have the same grievances. The most important thing is not to resort to violence. People should be educated to look for non-violent means if they have grievances. Who doesn’t have grievances? Personal or mob violence is not the solution. Please condemn violence against Muslims. At least don’t defend them, directly or indirectly.

          Laksiri

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            Laksiri Fernando,

            I don’t know whether there are “Wada Pethi” or some other diabolical things. But the issue is that Sinhalese people are agitated and in a constant fear. Government should have done necessary things to alleviate these fears from the general public. If that was happened before no such thing like would have happened.

            Violence should be condemned regardless who has perpetuated it. But, what we should consider is the fact what force the Sinhalese people to take to arms. As far as I am concerned Police has failed to full fill their duties from the initial incident. People have lost their confident in Police. This should not have happened.

            Sinhala people had no need to resort to violence if not for the infernal acts of the so called minorities from the days of British imperialists. Do not deny that the fact that every pogrom or racial violence have started by the so called minority groups. Why can’t you accept this harsh reality. Don’t try to act like the social justice warriors. In the end even you people will not be spared by this minorities.

            I agree on the point that people should be educated to look for non-violent means to solve their grievances. Sinhalese and Tamils might learn these lessons and start to let others live. But. I highly doubt that we can do it with Muslims. The listen no one but their Quran. We can’t change Quran and the Muslims with it.

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          “People have felt insecured with Muslim society for some time now.”

          I have felt insecure about Sinhala-Buddhist society all my life! ………. my paternal side is from strong Buddhist stock, if I feel insecure spare a thought for other Lankan minorities…………….

          “The perpetrators weren’t arrested in time.”

          Were the people who set fire to Muslim property arrested in time?

          “Police had neglected their duty and responsibility.”

          Did the police neglect their duty only for the Sinhalese? Do only Sinhalese pay taxes to pay the policemen?

          “Still, why blame Sinhalese people. There is a genuine grievance among Sinhalese people.”

          Only the Sinhalese? Other minorities have no grievances?

          This is a simple law and order issues that should be handled as such……any civilized country in the 21st century will deal with it as a law and order issue……….Don’t try to bring in racial/ethnic overtones for handling law and order issues……………..

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        Laksiri Fernando

        Please re read the piece by Dr Mahinda…… (LLD).
        You will find how he is cleverly attempting (whoever typed it might have thought) to hide facts and blame the victims.

        It is more than what you seemed to have picked up.

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      Can you provide a pinch of evidence for you fairy tale Matilda.
      Oh Matilda Matilda Matilda

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      FAKE Matilda Ellepola………Y U Mulim Extremists Appearing In Fake Sinhala Names………This Is Ur Dirty Work Doing as if u ar Inside a Burkaa……This Is Not hide and seek….We Can Call it Playing with fire ..U people cannot Take This For Long…………The Extremists In Action

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      Just this man comes with the kind of statements. I dont know from what end I have to laugh at.

      Anyways, gone are the days, where Ghanasara was contracted to do the job. TOdday Ghansara has been isolated.
      Remember Aluthgama riots ?
      What did former president in terms of that calculated violence excercised against fellow muslims in Aluthgama?
      He can talk, and the punnkku drinking majority too would get caught to his wording, but truths lie somewhere else.
      I have no doubt, the men of former Prez should be accoutable for all the hidden violenc erupting these days.

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    MR, the service you did to the country was ending the war, but the disservice you did to the country is poisoning minds of the people by your policies which is irreversible, the harm you have done to this country far supersedes the good you did.

    If you look back the history, no good ever comes from evil deeds, it will only bring destruction and chaos to this country and this country is cursed forever, all because of your doing.

    I hope you or progeny will live to see the day how you destroyed this beautiful country for ever.

    May the curse of the almighty and the people be upon you and your nation.

    Thanha Jathaka Soko

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      Concerned citizen

      Your comment becomes just another hate speech without enough substance.

      So we, the people want some more from you with facts to substantiate all the evil things mentioned above.

      How did he poison people’s minds?

      “May the curse of almighty & the people be upon you & your nation”

      People like you may curse but almighty never curses.

      Where did you have your education?

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        Look at what he says in the penultimate para, this undercurrent of this untrue statement is racial hate. To claim that majority of Tamils of NE live outside NE alone is entirely inaccurate. Significant numbers of NE Tamils fled the area due to violence and sought shelter in other areas of the country, fled to Tamil Nadu and other countries too. Private lands of Tamils are still being occupied by the armed forces even after almost ten years of the ending of the war, thus depriving people of their homes to return. Either MR does not know how to be truthful and objective inputting out statements or that he aims are to twist the realities so that he garners the support of unthinking villagers in the South for his own selfish political agenda. No right thinking Tamil politician, would go along with what MR is proposing.

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          No Vitura, he is correct. Even before ,83 most Tamils lived outside of NE..check the census data.

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            Yeah, show me your stats and I’ll stand corrected if you are right.

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        He is a jerk , dont worry. Should be an stupid unper.

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      When you look back in history.. 1983.. UNP

      Let that sink in to your thick head..

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    Sir,
    Our defeated ex-King Wannabe has raised the bar once again in political communications. Latest is a speech. Titled rather appropriately:
    Honey just caught me butt naked.
    Sleepin’ with the girl next door
    On the bathroom floor
    BUT, IT WASN’T ME!

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      Shaggy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Fayaz,
        Mahinda Raja & Cronies rap far better than Shaggy. Shaggy should take a tutorial from our “King Wannabe”.
        Cheers!
        PS:
        Honey came in and she caught me red-handed
        Banging on the bathroom floor
        IT WASN’T ME!

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      What do you want to say? That it was him? This government is totally responsible for the mayhem . You idiot UNPers cannot blame MR anymore for the incompetency and stupidity of your UNP government

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    My Goodness; Is this MaRa with such lofty ideals?
    If anyone wants to know the meaning of Double Speak this is it!

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      This must be Melboune Plat-O!

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    MR.what about gota.Does he share your same views.We know what he did with bodu balu sena in aluthgama when he was the defacto president.How are you going to get rid of the gota problem as he does not share your views and they say blood is thicker than water and brother is more important than the muslims who anyway always vote for the UNP according to your dear brother and are threfore expendable.With that psycho around can you really implement your proposals?

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      BBS is a product of Norway. Gota simply attended an event when he was invited

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        BBS is an American / Zionist creation. At the beginning despite racist and violent credential of Rev Gnanisara, he was given a visa to USA. Why did he go there and whom did he meet then is a mystery. It is only after this visit that problems began. Recently Gota visited USA and nothing happened to him though there was a threat of him being arrested for war crimes. Since he is protected by Zionists, vociferous Tamil organisations could do nothing about it. Though he gave the reason for his US visit as to find out whether he can renounce US citizenship, but the real motive may be something else. God knows who and which agencies met him there. As all these troubles started after he arrived in Sri Lanka, there may be some connection.

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    I stated to read the article but felt nauseating to say the least! How this unscrupulous bigot pandering to the Sinhala Buddhist populists. This man was president of Sri Lanka and justifying the attacks on the Muslims on account of a murder of a Sinhala lorry driver by Muslims! Then he talks about law and order; this the man whom Dayan J supports unconditionally.

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    Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa
    It is said, what is preached while in the Opposition is not what is practiced when in government.
    *
    You state “The police should respond to disputes or conflicts between different communal groups promptly and decisively. “
    *
    Yet, you and your own government failed to practice what you preach during communal clashed in towns of Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town in Kalutara District.in June 2014.
    *
    Might I state, this is not the time for political grandstanding but to put your weight behind the government and support its efforts in containing the situation besides putting behind bars, perpetrators of violence in Ampara and Kandy including the saffron robed types?

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    Mahinda old pal

    You had the golden opportunity to unite the country after defeating terrorism, instead you & your brother Gota, nurtured Sinhala Buddhist extremists for political gain & went to bed with LTTE paymasters for a share of the fortune amassed from drug dealing, gunrunning & extortion. We all know you are a bloody hypocrite. You should be thankful that you & your family are not rotting in jail, so just enjoy the rest of your life in luxury with all that money you have accumulated & shut the f**k up.

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    In the first few years after independence, Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim leaders ruled this country together as partners. G.G. Ponnabalam had a warm and cordial relationship with the Senanayakes. That era ended in the mid-1950s as communalism and separatism came into Northern Tamil politics..

    Yes. Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse, Your Excellency, What was the cause for communalism and separatism to come into Northern Tamil politics in mid 1950s? Is it not the passage of Sinhala Only Act by the Sinhala Politicians in mid 1956 , pave the way for the different political views of Tamils? Why don’t you consider this fact ?

    I, as a victim of this Act, had suffered in silence, but you can’t expect every Tamil to do so.

    Vela

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      Facts are beyond MR as he has a shallow mind. Do not expect him to know historical events or facts and the influence such events have had on the country since independence. He just likes people worshipping him wherever he goes and expects people to nod their heads in agreement with his opinions, he is a megalomaniac – that is the measure of the man in short.

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    While nothing can be said to the mischievous liars, the ignorant who parrot nonsense should read Dayan J’s article in CT…….who benefits present day riots? Certainly not MR…….Think………….

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      Hella,

      Dayan J is completely devoid of rationality and principles. He has shown that in abundance with his myriad of articles. Global Islamophobia has nothing to do with the Sinhala Buddhists attaching the Muslims! It is to do with your psyche that has been cultivated to mistrust the other! This is why you have the clause in the constitution to protect and foster Buddhism thus inextricably projecting the Sinhala over and above the others! Please read the T Gunasekara’s article that tells you how you guys demonise the other. Grow up you bigot.

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        Global Islamophobia has EVERYTHING to do with this. Islamophobic material translated into Sinhala is everywhere in the net. They bring out passages in koran. Sri Lanka is hit by the global islamophobic wave in the worst manner

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          such,

          So the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinist waited for an incident to take place in order for them to attack the Muslims!

          It is a fact that the Sinhala Buddhists started and sorted out the Tamils and the next is the turn of the Muslims and the Christians to follow. It is indeed pathetic that try to blame it on the international islamaphobia!

          If the Muslims promote the Koran it is their business and why should the Sinhala Buddhists get wound up about it? Don’t the Muslims have the right to practice their religion? In what ways those practices affected the Sinhala Buddhists?

          You, soma, hela, KAS are all along with Dayan J apologists for the dispicable attacks on the innocent Muslims! Aren’t you ashamed to have written what you had? Cheep fellow!

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        I saw TG’s pathetic attempt to pin it on MR……………Because TG’s yahapalanaya has spectacularly failed in protecting the citizens of the country. The pinnacle of political opportunism riding on ordinary people’s misery……………..

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      Absolutely correct

      They believed yahapalanaya would bring an era of total peace amongst the races. Failing to see that the very man who gave life to the BBS.. Patali is now part of the yaha team and still up to his dirty tricks

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    Haven’t we still learned the lessons of ethnic and communal strife after 30 years of war. Why didn’t the Police act promptly and prevent lawlessness whether by the Sinhalese of the Muslims. Please hold the Police negligent in the performance of their duties. RMB Senanayake

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      Raja Senanayake

      It was clearly seen in 83, 2012 & now again.

      Nobody questioned JR,

      Many questioned MR but no reasonable response

      Nobody to question MS/RW because of UNP?

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    Same man who didn’t want the national anthem in tamil now talking about all races getting togetger as sri Lankans.

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    It’s ironic that you wont let a person change for the better. Those who want MR permananety out of politics don’t want him to change or talk of changing. Maybe he should have made a statement supporting the attacks, his political opponents would like that.

    Dear Former President Sir, apparently these violent communalists wont listen to anybody.

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    Shame on you Mahinda Rajapaksa, for now writing articles giving suggestions for the present ethnic violence. WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO WHEN THE BBS WAS GOING AROUND SPREADING LIES, AND INSTIGATING HATE CRIMES AGAINST MUSLIMS? Your entire family was mute, and you did not stand up for the rights of ALL citizens. Were you sleeping when Aluthgama became a bloodbath? Why did your brother open the saffron robe terrorists headquarters? Were you playing to your base at the expense of the Muslims?
    Did you condemn the violence? You did not say a word. Just go away.

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    Fiddler on the Roof: This movie set in Russia during the pre-revolutionary times depicts the harsh treatment Russian Jews got from their rulers. The hero Topol says something and looks at the matter from a new perspective and says ‘But on the other hand’….. Why I mention Topol here is because, this uneducated but wise man (the ‘Gamarala’ of the village) unlike our Gamaralas, realizes that real life problems are many-faceted and complex and this should be taken in to consideration by decision makers.

    About the Sinhalese people, one may say they are highly emotional and volatile. But on the other hand they are very hospitable and trusting. If they like you they will do anything for you and even offer their meal to you and go hungry.

    But on the other hand , the same trust will make them believe anything. With the proliferation of harmful media and newspapers, they can be easily manipulated. But on the other hand they value gratitude and never forget a favour done by someone. The popularity of Mahinda is partly due to that.

    They rioted against Tamils in 1956 and then in 1983. But on the other hand , some courageously risked their lives to shelter Tamil families against harm and my family was one of those good ones to do that.

    And the list goes on…

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      Edwin Rodrigo,

      Your eloquent eulogy of the Sinhala Buddhists smacks on your face when considering their track records!

      They are so weak and feeble that the media and the politicians can make them mailable in any shape!

      Read T Gunasekara’s latest article in which she says that all those stood silent and allowed attacks on the minorities are equally guilty.

      MR scored handsomely at the local elections awing to his pandering to the insecurities of the Majority. This is not the end but omnipresent phenomena that will extend to the Christians. If I were you I would change my name from Rodrigo to a Gamage or something similar. Take a note from Dayan J as De Silva is not fashionable!

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        Tisaranee and Thisaranaya: Burning Issue, I wonder whether, you are also working in Germany like Sam, Samuel, Leela, et al. I don’t consider what Thisaranee writes as Gospel Truth, as you seem to be doing. I have my own judgment, which may differ with yours. To me she is just a self-opinionated know-all, whose ego has been inflated by people like you. Some people seem to be mesmerized by Thisaranee, who starts with a quotation and then builds up a case that suits her and her anti Sinhala Buddhist ideology.

        In Germany, the watching game was carried out to its logical conclusion during Hitler’s time. We are all aware of the famous story, which ends, ’Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.’ It is human nature not to get involved in situations, where one is put at risk if one tries to intervene. Tens of thousands of years of evolution has taught us to stay away such situations. It had a survival advantage and that is why it has become normal behavior. Such behavior is not exclusive to the Sinhalese but is common to all communities, including the Western ones, whose NGO’s finance people like Thisaranee.

        The words that she has quoted “…they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces,” can be very well applied to her own, because all her words are ill disguised words of hatred against Buddhists I general and the Sangha.

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        Name Change: Burning Issue, thanks for the suggestion. It is already done. Edwin Rodrigo is not my real name. My real name is… (no, I don’t think it is safe to give it to you) anyway it is a nice Hela Buddhist name without any Mahaprana letters.

        Burning Issue, I would not like to be seen dead in a ditch with anyone named Edwin, or any other para name. And the Rodrigo makes it … what … still more obnoxious. So please don’t take it as an issue, burning or not.

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      Very true Edwin, you grasp the rural Sinhalese psyche absolutely.

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    As with Dayan …Mahinda is blaming the Tamils and the Muslims .
    Not the racist Sinhala politicians of the last 70 years

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    There are three sets of people who are responsible for the current racism in Sri Lanka – Buddhist monks, politicians, and police.

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    This is no doubt under your leadership Goata initiated BBS and then all went amok on minorities: You can not touch christian community or upcountry tamils and you went for weak muslim community to do all this. Your Karuma will come to you once again before your death. You are 70 years old. How long will you live maximum 20 or 30 years and then you will meet your Lord Buddha and tell him what you did for humanity in Sri Lanka. May be the sauls of thousands of Tamils and long with some Sinhalese souls that of Lasantha will wait for you to seek justices.

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    First of all let me Thank the Honorable former President one more time for finishing the Tamils way back in 2009. Thank you Sir.

    Now, reading your above article I am kind of appalled by your writing. If you think Muslims are peaceful people and not working on a Saudi agenda to Muslimize this country, then you are totally out of touch with reality. You are like an expired condom Mr Ex-President.

    If this is your view point on the Muslim problem, then you will not get my vote nor will you get the votes of any of my family members. In our family I control the votes and decides who votes for whom.

    But hoping against hope, my wish is that you are trying to hoodwink the Minorities and that’s also why you wrote this in an English language forum instead of a Sinhalese newspaper. If that is indeed the case, may God Bless you a thousand times.

    PS: I wouldn’t still recommend anyone to vote for you given your treatment of Sinhalese expats during your rule. Your decision to cancel Dual citizenship for Sinhalese was an unpardonable offense and an insult to the expat Sinhalese who supported you.

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      You keep reminding us, how moronic Sri Lankans are. Only a lieutenant! Thank god!

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        The Sinhalese and Muslims: I agree with you Srinath. Only a lieutenant, and see how he talks. But then compare that with what Private Nimal Maharage did. In case you are confused, he is the guy who shot dead Velupillai Prabhakaran like a dog in the Nanthikadal Lagoon. Well, not really like a dog because dogs in general do not lick your feet and say ‘”Aiya Samy, Please do not kill me.” They may lick your feet or any other preferred part of your anatomy. But they will never say the pathetic words “Aiya Samy…”. It is not that dogs are braver than VP. But a dog’s vocabulary does not include those words.

        I ask you, is that the way to treat the leader of a world class freedom movement? . A movement that set international standards for terrorism and invented tools such as the bomb vest and inspired hundreds of suicide bombers. More than that, VP was a lover of wild life including birds, even chicken – eating only dead ones. Because of Nimal, VP could not fulfill his side of the bargain with Mahinda, to destroy 95% of the young generation of Tamils.

        Coming to Muslims, whatever Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera says, they suffered more in the hands of Tiger Terrorists than the Sinhalese and fought bravely alongside us in the Armed Forces. So Rtd. Lt., whom you vote for is your democratic right. But as a Rtd. Member of the Army, one should identify the real enemy and not start insulting your friends, opening up a second front – unless you happen to be an agent of the real enemies of our country.

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          Dear Edwin Rodrigo,

          Muslims did not fight alongside us in the LTTE war. They were armed to protect THEIR territory and property.

          But what happened is not only they protected their territory but they used those same weapons to go after innocent Tamil people’s property. Tamils must Thank the numerous platoon leaders of the Army for preventing this looting as much as they could.

          Muslims are the biggest gainers from the eelam war.

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            Thank you Shamal. for that info. I accept your explanation without reservations because you are an ex-Army man and a Ranaviru.

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          EDwin rodrigo

          You are hallucinating when you say Pirabakaran ever begged for mercy from a Sinhala coward. He died a heroic death using his own side weapon to commit suicide. No fucking Sinhalaya ever got near him when he died. The head wound was self inflicted with his eagle pistol. I was not vey far from the scene when it happened, you fool.

          There are Sinhala pancies who could only kill Pirabakaran in their wet dreams let alone capture him.

          when our resurgent LTTE start your modayas will once again start to wet their knickers as they did in the last 35 years.

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            pirabakaran- velupillai

            Didn’t VP the psychopath beg the public racist lonely field marshal Sarath Fonseka to save his bum?

            ” No fucking Sinhalaya ever got near him when he died.”

            Perhaps VP himself inserted a hot iron rod into his rectum, chop his forehead with a hand axe and then committed suicide along with his LTTE cadres en masse while hiding in bunker.

            “when our resurgent LTTE start your modayas will once again start to wet their knickers as they did in the last 35 years.”

            Well aren’t you at least theoretically wishing a large scale migration of Tamils from the island?

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              Native Fool

              you seemed to have fallen for the Sinhala psych-op to destroy the Tamil morale post Pirabakaran by putting out fanciful stories such as Pirabakaran was caught alive and killed with an axe etc. This is utter nonsense Pirabakaran used his own weapon to shoot at close range through his temple, the exit wound inflicted at close range left a very gory head wound.

              I am an insider of the LTTE and a forensic scientist take it from me he was never captured alive.

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            The mysterious death of VP: I checked with Nimal and it looks like that he was bragging about shooting VP. Nimal is a Sinhala Buddhist and with all that begging and licking that VP was doing, it is highly likely that Nimal relented and did not execute the pathetic Tamil God after all.

            Then, how did he die? Our forensic maggot, Pee Vee, who by his own admission, was hanging around, perhaps waiting for a chance to get inside VP’s body, tells us that the head wound was self-inflicted. Although that finally lets out Nimal as a HR violator, PeeVee’s claim smells – and mind you, it is not because of Thala Thel – we have to dig deeper like forensic maggots to get at the bottom of the mystery.

            I have formulated a new theory about how VP died. As everyone knows, VP was a big coward – a shit scared chicken. What else can you expect with all those chicken he consumed during his ‘last’ (ha! ha!) dinners with suicide cadres. The moment Nimal pointed the AK47 at VP, he started shaking like a leaf in the wind and had a heart attack and dropped dead like a hippopotamus, causing a small earthquake and a tsunami in the Nanthikadal.

            SLA guys opened up his skull with mammoty (Native Veddah, please note) and the head wound was not inflicted with an axe or as Pee Vee says, a gun shot. The soldiers wanted to study his brain contents. But that is another story.

            So in conclusion, we can say, VP lived like a chicken, ate like a chicken – sorry, ate chicken – and finally died like a chicken.

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    MR exposes his duplicity by referring to the Ampara, Gintota and Digana incidents but NOT the 2014 Aluthgama incident.
    MR says ~ “……….That era ended in the mid-1950s as communalism and separatism came into Northern Tamil politics……….”.
    He implies that the disenfranchisement of a million Tamil speakers and ‘Sinhala Only’ are not communal. Various pogroms were just a tap on the wrist with a feather.

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    bla bla bla

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    What we are now experiencing is the mismatch between this demographic reality and communalist politics. The very logic of communal politics requires the portrayal of other ethnic and religious groups as enemies or rivals.
    …………………
    Above all, mob violence and collective punishments against uninvolved persons should be prevented at all costs.
    …………………
    Obviously this is not a situation that can be allowed to continue.

    They say in Tamil “Koozhi Thinda Kallnaar Kooda Nindu Oolavurar” . (The thief, who stole and ate the fowl, is walking around as one within the searchers of it) The sad part for GLP is before he wrote this, he failed recognize these gimmicks these days going out of the country and outside, and as not all of them are Modayas like Lankaweyans, outsiders give their own interpretation to the events and to these statements. America and Britain, as they had taken part in having the Emergency regulation withdrawn during the Murderous Chitanta Government period, has immediately rejected imposing the Emergency by the Yahapalanaya. Idiotic writer failed to understand under what circumstances they ended up withdrawing Emergency regulations and why now democratic countries are so alert when UNP led Yahapalanaya re-impose it.

    The essay is not dealing with Amaparai or Degana. This is only an Election campaign political speech, an action of fetching fire in a burning house. It nakedly trying to cover the Old King’s substantial failure to reply for Sampanthar’s direct accusation, in the parliament of him working on delivering the Tamil Eelam though the Lotus Bud. Too late to reply to Sampanthar; his speech had gone all over world and the Lankawe’s political nature has been noted by UNHRC countries. UNHRC is now confirmed of the protection needed for minorities.
    There was never peace and unity in Lankawe from the time Britain started to relax its control of rigid governance.

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    1915 was marked by Sinhala-Muslim violence. 1918, Ramanathan had accused Sinhalese cheating Tamils. 1920-1930 Tamil kept fighting against state council bias-edness. Then Navalapitatiya communal trouble was staged by Sinhalese. 1930 SWRD proposed Federalism as the solution. 1931 election was opposed Ponnampalam brothers as going to pave way to uneducated majoritarian chauvinist ruling. 1940s ended in contiguous fighting against unitary government and Soulbury constitution. 1944 J.R. had put foundation for Sinhala Only. Kanangra had put foundation to nationalize Tamil schools. In 1948, as first major law enacted on the free Lankawe, Tamils were made stateless and eventually deported. In 1956 Two Racists named D.A. Rajapaksa and SWRD created SLFP, on base Sinhala Pancha Pala Vegaya which explicitly rejected all ethnic minorities living within the Sinhala communities’ part in government.
    GLP thinking he is grapping the Kandy opportunity to answer Sampanthar, but in far, far below stranded. But it is imbecile for him not realizing that Sampanthar predicted “Kandy Opportunity” accusing Slap Party’s election campaign.
    Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim leaders ruled this country together as partners. G.G. Ponnabalam had a warm and cordial relationship with the Senanayakes. Pillaiyan, Karuna Douglas were ministers in Chitanta government. It was never cordial with Sinhalese. That is a lie of GLP. Pillaiyan accused he was hired even to commit murders of Tamils. Same way UNP coerced G.G. to murder Tamils’ future.

    In the past, the two main political parties had Muslim leaders like A.C.S. Hameed, M.H. Mohamed, Badiudin Mohamed and Alavi Maulana who were elected to Parliament not only by Muslims but also by Sinhalese voters. During those decades, tensions between the Sinhalese and the Muslims were virtually non-existent. Everybody understand this cover ups. GLP is only foolish nincompoop to attempt this. Ramanathan freed Don Stephen by going to London when Muslims used their influence with Colonialist to prison him. DS, feeling the power of Ramanathan, took revenge on Tamils.

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      Mallaiyuran,

      In 1915 who started the fight? Was it not the Muslims?

      In what way did Ramanadan accused Sinhalese for cheating in 1918? Explain.

      What state council biasedness did Tamils have to fight?

      The proposal for a federal solution in 1930 by SWRDB was wrong. He was a opportunistic politician. Don’t you agree with me?

      If the majoritarianism was chauvinist then what use is the Democracy? Do you expect Sinhalese to be ruled under Tamils?

      You are a racist bastard just like the Muslims. You people want our blood. To destroy the country our ancestors have built through their blood and sweat. You people have at least India or Canada to go to and the Muslims have Arabia. What do we have except for this island? Give the due respect to Sinhalese and atleast try to reconcile with our society. This has gone too far now.

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        Shenal, did you not know that your ancestors were on a boat with Vijaya from Kalinga now Orissa that washed off from Bay of Bangal to the shores of this island, in that regard you too can sail back to India, but going by your verbal abuse or your use of poor vocabulary, nah they will not let you in.

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          Vithura,

          Who ever says that Sinhalese came from India has no knowledge of the history of Sri Lanka and India. So first they must learn the history before commenting on public forums like this.

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        Shenali, when dogs get hounded they bark fiercely. Similarly when you are cornered you are coming out with indecent language. Please meet the arguments put forward in a rational and civilised manner. It is obvious that the free run you have in Sinhala sycophantic sites, you are not getting it here., which allows fair comments from all.

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          May be that is how our Dosthara behaves. But not all people bark like dogs when cornered. The best example of an exception is Tamil God VP. When cornered in the Nanthikadal by Pvt Nimal Maharage, VP became religious, begging and worshipping Nimal to spare him.

          That is what fear did to the greatest leader of Tamils in modern times, whom they worshipped like GOD Murugan. As Tamils would say “Dafren dafren people are affected in dafren dafren ways by fear. Some like VP become like chicken. But then, VP lived like a chicken, ate like a chicken – sorry, ate chicken – and finally died like a chicken.

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        ”In 1915 who started the fight? Was it not the Muslims?”
        What the other country in world, other than Lankawe, has the rule that is the starter gets hacked to death by the ender of it? Could you expand it based on your Majoritarianism?
        ”In what way did Ramanadan accused Sinhalese for cheating in 1918?”
        Why do you come to writing if don’t know history?
        ”What state council biasedness did Tamils have to fight?”
        Do you know how did you get voting right?
        ”The proposal for a federal solution in 1930 by SWRDB was wrong. He was a opportunistic politician.”
        Read my comment again. Put here my sentence that is saying Federalism is right for Tamils? I always have said the only solution for Tamils is Singapore-Malaysia Solution. Not even Hong Hong-China.
        ” Don’t you agree with me?”
        Do you agree with me?
        ” If the majoritarianism was chauvinist then what use is the Democracy?”
        To protect minorities from Chauvinist’ Majoritarianism that you advocate. Democracy does not recognize religion Buddhism not Language Sinhala. You cannot build a “majority” with Buddhism or Sinhalese in Democracy. They are not counted ruling aspects of Democracy. But Poor-Rich, weak –strong…. Yes!
        “Do you expect Sinhalese to be ruled under Tamils?”
        First we have to go to our Land Tamil Eelam. As up to UN has come to know that you cannot rule you. If UN decides to provide Government Service to you, four Countries are possible candidates to ask to provide it. In order:
        1).India (Proximity)
        2).Tamil Eelam (Knows you)
        3).Britain (Has done marvelously until 1948)
        4). America (At this time has the knowhow of the job better than others)
        That time, please ask me the question again. Then I can make my recommendation to Tamil Eelam government whether accept the contract of ruling the Lankawe.

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          Mallaiyuran,
          //What the other country in world, other than Lankawe, has the rule that is the starter gets hacked to death by the ender of it? Could you expand it based on your Majoritarianism?//
          Where else in the world the starter of violence get away with unscathed? Point me to that paradise.
          //Why do you come to writing if don’t know history?//
          Well I don’t know everything that has happened in the past. It is the duty of a respectable gentleman to explain it to others.
          //Do you know how did you get voting right?//
          I know that in 1931 universal franchise was granted to Sri Lanka and I also know that you Tamils are butt hurt about it.
          //Read my comment again. Put here my sentence that is saying Federalism is right for Tamils? I always have said the only solution for Tamils is Singapore-Malaysia Solution. Not even Hong Hong-China.//
          I know you people want a separate country in the end. This talk on federalism is just to bid on the time until you are strong enough to demand a separate country. This is a one reason why Sinhalese don’t want to grant Federalism to Tamils because power devolution is not your genuine concern.
          //Do you agree with me?//
          No I don’t agree with you because your position on ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is highly erroneous.
          //To protect minorities from Chauvinist’ Majoritarianism that you advocate. Democracy does not recognize religion Buddhism not Language Sinhala. You cannot build a “majority” with Buddhism or Sinhalese in Democracy. They are not counted ruling aspects of Democracy. But Poor-Rich, weak –strong…. Yes!//
          There is nothing to protect in the minorities if they behaved correctly. Minorities must know how to assimilate with the majority population. The lack of the willingness to assimilate among minorities are the prime cause of these ethnic issues.

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        You are a racist bastard just like the Muslims.
        I don’t know correctness of the part of Muslims in your statement. Muslims has been living in land with other races amiable for long time. But, contemporary Muslims leaders are known for their nasty notoriety in Lankawe. You are right about me. You can call me a racist for my concern about my race, even if English dictionaries would reject it on grammatical ground. Yes I care about my race, unlike traitors of Sinhala Race like you, GLP Old King, Thero de Silva…. You traitors conducted riots now to make Ranil’s agents wiggle at UNHRC. Even Ehelepola wouldn’t have done what you did now. Further If I am bastard – sorry I don’t know much about my family tree, but the only possibility of that could be my great ……… great……..grandmother is also the same who once slept with lion 2500 years ago. Ceylon Tamils’ DNA has more Kalinga content than Sinhalese. When Vijeya came to this land, there was neither Sinhala nor Buddhism. So we remain as decent citizen like all other Dravidian like, South Indians or Eastern Part Indian. Lankaweyans are more of TN Tamils. You became animals only after the cinnamon peeling TN workers converted to Sinhala Buddhism. . To be scientifically correct ,it is not the race, it is the Sinhala Buddhism doing all these. If you were not converted to Sinhala Buddhism you still would be within the circle of Upcountry Tamils, the most industrious in the entire Island. The strong point you fails to understand with your puny head is, my animal connection tracing back my citizenship to Lankawe (Not to Tamils Eelam-don’t confuse the ideas) for 2500 years. Your cinnamon peeling history is putting your citizenship within 200 years. So you get back to TN.
        “You people want our blood.” I had answered. Yes, It urgently needed to transfuse you with human blood.

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          Mallaiyuran,

          So you can be a racist to speak for your people. But we Sinhalese can’t do it because we need to be political correct. What kind of logic is that?

          Sinhala Buddhists can’t do anything for their country and their people because they are bad. Tamils and Muslims can do what ever they like because they are the minority. Screw you man.

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        To destroy the country our ancestors have built through their blood and sweat.
        Chandy Queen, I had told you don’t pretend to be Melancholy sober Queen. When did you toil my dear friend? Why did you toil? To write jaffnahistory.com? or Rape and enjoy? Or Loot and eat? Listen, is you skin evolved with pores to let sweat out?
        When did you built anything & where. Any classical Land Marks are built by South Indian Architects. That’s all the known history of Lankawe. Portuguese & Dutch used the Cinnamon peelers to their works. British exclusive used Upcountry and Ceylon Tamils for their work. You were not even in the government services on those days. From the time Tamils are sacked out Ceylon has crumpled and reduced to Lankawe.
        ” You people have at least India or Canada to go to and the Muslims have Arabia. What do we have except for this island?” If you have fill up South Korea and Saudi Arabia start to go to North Korea and Syria.
        ” Give the due respect to Sinhalese and atleast try to reconcile with our society. “ We respect the Sinhalese, we respect the Buddhists, but not Sinhala Buddhists like you. When time comes we will reconcile with Lankawe from Tamil Eelam. We will reconcile with trade pacts. We will reconcile with Cultural exchanges. Sri Lankan Buddhists is the only Buddhists pray Hindu Gods. Radhakrishnan like Tamil philosophers revived the Buddhists Philosophies not the Anagarikam. There are a lot common between Tamil Eelam and Lankawe. Almost all countries expect Tamil Eelam and Lankawe to maintain unified measures to maintain peace in Indian Ocean. If the two don’t like, world will make sure they become Malaysia –Singapore. World will not let they go on the path of India –Pakistan. Now the time is for War-Crime- Genocide crime. Don’t put the cart before the horse. Sorry Madame!

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        Shenal,
        Don’t talk rubbish…
        Vijaya the son of Sinhabahu the lion slayer arrived in Lanka with his men from the Benghali region (Sinhapura) in India. After his acquaintance with Kuveni, an indigenous queen belonging to the Yakshas, probably of Aboriginal origin that resulted in two offspring, he decided to be a legitimate King by marrying a ‘real’ Princess! A Pandyian (Pandu) Princess arrived from Daksina-Madhura (Madurai) with another 100 Pandyian women for his followers. Since Pandyans are of Dravidian (Tamil) stock the resulting progeny (although Vijaya did not have children from her) by his followers could not be of pure Benghali genes. Vijaya’s decedents, the ‘Sinhalese’ are of Benghali-Tamil mixed background as shown by genetic studies (Papiha SS, Jayasekara R, et al. Human Biology 68 (5): 819–35).

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          Jamis Panda,

          What are you talking about? Sinhala is of Benghali-Tamil mixed background? So what? Does that make us immigrants to this island called Sri Lanka? According to your logic Britons should leave their island for Europe and Americans and Canadians should do that also.

          Do you want to imply that because Sinhala ancestry has Indian connection we cannot claim this island as our own? Then what should be the criteria to own a country? If I am correct no people on the earth could claim any country as their own except for Ethiopians.

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            “I know you people want a separate country in the end. This talk on federalism is just to bid on the time until you are strong enough to demand a separate country. This is a one reason why Sinhalese don’t want to grant Federalism to Tamils because power devolution is not your genuine concern.”
            Can you tell me when did I tell you that Federalism is enough for me until I grow up and when I am 18, I need separatism?
            “No I don’t agree with you because your position on ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is highly erroneous.”
            Why do you ask questions when you know the answers for them?
            The lack of the willingness to assimilate among minorities are the prime cause of these ethnic issues.
            I don’t get well what you want to say there. If you mean that Tamils are not cooperating easily to turn them as Sinhala Buddhists, please remember that is not the use of Democracy for Majoritarianism. Please read more hard the jaffnahistory.com to find out what is the use of Democracy for Majoritarianism.
            So you can be a racist to speak for your people. But we Sinhalese can’t do it because we need to be political correct. What kind of logic is that? If you can understand the logic Majoritarianism in an Idea in the people’s minds. Sinhalese are Minorities in their minds and Tamils are Majority in their minds. So only Tamils are allowed to use Majoritarianism to control Sinhalese. Sorry Madame I can help you on that! You have no way but to submit voluntarily without protest to that situation.

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            So, are we eating ‘humble-pie’ now

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          Spot on Jamis!

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    He turned around & wooed Muslim male politicians with MMDA. Muslims went so below down to crate Standardization against the language they were speaking. They did know with 100% certain that they will be forced to do the same thing to their religion too. They did it without hesitation, when they were told the Halal meat cannot be certified by religious bodies by GLP’s government. GLP’s boss told that a Muslim minster had stolen 5000 acres land that even the Royal family was not able to do. Now, where is this Muslim unity is coming from?
    The tension that we see now between the Sinhalese and the Muslims is a fairly recent phenomenon. Everyone will remember that such tensions did not exist until about 2012. What was started by conspirators who are now in the yahapalana government
    …………………
    ………………..
    The only one way to prevent these clashes is the strict enforcement of the law. Unrest is often generated by real or perceived police inaction in relation to a complaint. The police should respond to disputes or conflicts between different communal groups promptly and decisively
    The foolish man GLP is not explain why didn’t he use decidedly the Police that time and put those inside the culprits who now have gone to Yahapalanaya?
    The truth is UNP and Slap party are actively engaging in this turmoil right now. Sampanthar had forecasted the role Slap Party playing. Ranil said the county is Sinhalese country. Sinhalese will be protected. Victims will be paid for loss”
    Probably that is all Hakeem was trying to ask from Ranil these last three days. Ranil has not talked about constitutional Protection for minorities, in the wake of this communal incident which without one left in the country accusing on Slap Party’s political campaign of LG election. The Muslims who have gone to UNHRC should provide a copy Ranil’s speech and explain them that Ranil notion of protection to Sinhala mobs and paying doll money for Muslims victims.

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    If you kicked the shit out of Gandassara,
    If you did not tolerate the comedy of Mervin,
    You would still be president President!
    None of this would happen!
    We told you then!
    You have to do more than this to win the trust of Muslims even though I know for sure you are not a racist.

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    “That era ended in the mid-1950s as communalism and separatism came into Northern Tamil politics.”
    No mention of SWRD Bandaranaike’s ‘Sinhala Only’ policy that acted as the catalyst for the above!

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    The man who pinched the baby is rocking the cradle now.

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    “HUMMABAYAO appay ekka Sinhala’kutta aththa thibboth, thoppalawa hamma gahanawa” – Gnanasara! meaning if the Humbaya’s (Muslims) touch one Sinhalese, we will skin you alive” quoted the saffron robe terrorist Gnanasara. What did your Government do Mahinda? You molly cuddled this Gnanasara thug that was championed by you and your racists bigots in this country. One of the primary dreams f the Pohottuwa has come true to divide the country along ethnic lines and an accomplishment that the Mahinda regime did well against human rights. What we see today is the sowing of those seeds of ethnic tensions. This is why the international community quite rightly concluded that the civil war with the LTTE to be not a terrorist issue as we held to believe but an ethinic and race issue. Although the majority of the Sinhalese did not see it that way, the international community is right to believe that it was racial and ethnic tensions that gave both to the LTTE and others to demand Ealam . Very soon, the Muslim sahodarayas are going to take up arms and will unleash their own terror campaign to defend them from this kind of racial violence that is targeted against them. This will be another nail in the coffin for Sinhala- Muslim brotherhood we have had for centuries in this country to have lived with them. It is a shame that our Sinhalese too cannot forgive and eschew violence as the Lord Buddha preached. This country is not a Buddhist country anymore that preached tolerance. It’s country that succumbed to MOB RULE! You Mahinda is the hidden hand and the HASTHAYA behind this violence. Had we eliminated this HYPOCRITE and his goons January 9th, we would not see this kind of violence in the country. Very good lesson for the Yahapanaya government for allowing venomous reptiles to crawl under their sarongs.

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    Bigot, who wrote this for you? Unbelievable hypocrite, you are.

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    MORE OVER Every body Should Understand That The Sinhala Buddhists Does Not GAIN anything By ATTACKING The Muslims OR The Tamils Whom They Are Living Together……And Why U people call Always Sinhala Buddhists ………….Sinhala Christians Are Also There ?….Sinhala Christians are Also With The Sinhala Buddhists always …We Sinhala Christians Very Well know that these are well planned games to get the country divided By The Extremists Bribing the Corrupted Politicians………….This Is a Purely Engineered GAME To Satisfy The Needs Of EXTREMISM By Arousing The Sinhalese….They Let The Game Started As In 83 and there after put the blame on the sinhalese…..It Is Politically And Racially Motivated……………..Most Of The Extremists Dirty Muslim Ministers Are Behind This…………Another Target Is The UN Human Rights Sessions Starting This Month……………As Christians we Pray To the God The Father Almighty To Get All these Extremists Maximum punishment for the dangers they are causing the humanity.

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