23 May, 2019

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ISIS Easter Attack: Going Beyond Condemnation

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole

Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole

Day before yesterday was Easter Sunday. Two hundred and twenty seven persons have been killed, and many times more injured. The primary targets were churches and international hotels.

It seems clear that the extremist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has masterminded the attacks. Of some 35 persons arrested so far, all are Muslims save a Tamil driver. Jaffna-based reporters working on the story say some have been trained in the UK. Five are Pakistanis. One captured in Jaffna yesterday had a Pakistani flag tattoo on his body – it is said that the bomb he was to expode did not go off.  As I write (4:30 pm 22 April, 2019), there has been another bomb in Kotahena – apparently it was set for yesterday in a car, and when it did not go off they had tried to remove it and it exploded during that process.  

M.A. Sumanthiran, MP, is quoted in today’s Uthayan newspaper as saying on the authority of the Inspector General of Police that it is ISIS that was behind the attacks. The evidence we have seen so far supports that position.

Predictably there are many statements of condemnation of the murders. And rightly so. I join that condemnation without hesitation. I am, however, writing to highlight another important perspective that we must see. Larger, collective relations with Muslims have been difficult for Tamils and Sinhalese. It is partly because Muslims have been successful in many areas of work. In Jaffna last year a function to commemorate the expulsion of Muslims from the Northern Province and to express solidarity with Muslims as they try to recreate life with us, was attended only by a few Tamils, all Christians besides a handful of Marxists. When I asked friends about standing shoulder to shoulder with Muslims who lost much through their expulsion, the retort was “What of the things they did to us in the East?” Mr. Sumanthiran who has publicly apologized for the expulsion, continues to take heat for that apology and solidarity.

Yet, advances in Muslim-Tamil relations have been made, albeit slowly. Many Muslims are increasingly making Jaffna their home again to make Jaffna the beautiful cosmopolitan city that it once was.

And now this! Already there are unconfirmed reports of a mosque in Puttalam being bombed. As a Tamil, I remember that every time the LTTE attacked Sinhalese civilians or even the army, we were subject to intimidation, assault, and even murder as if we were responsible. 

In June of 1987 I was going by train from Colombo to Jaffna to escort back to the US my wife and two children who had gone on vacation in December 1986 and got stuck because of fighting. I was desperate because 4 June was my eldest girl’s birthday. Train service was sporadic and I got into a train on 5 June.  I had to alight in Vavuniya and take a bus because the train service ended there. It was about 1pm now and a curfew would be on from 6 pm. We had 5 hours to get home.

It was, unfortunately for us passengers, the day new troops were sent from Vavuniya to Mankulam further North, and the replaced were marching back. We were held hostage and told in harsh words that if the returning troops were attacked by the LTTE, we would all be mowed down.

This is what I fear – the sins of a few members of a community being placed on the heads of the whole community. To truncate the story’s happy ending, the troops came back by 4 pm and our bus was released, and dared the curfew, getting us home by 8 pm. I learnt that my absence on June 4 was compensated by the few packets of dhal and rice air-dropped by India into our home.

The point I make is this. I am a Tamil, and like most Tamils, was never responsible for the murder of President R. Premadasa or of any others who were assassinated by the LTTE, although I was very critical of the politics of such Sinhalese politicians. Likewise, most Sinhalese are not responsible for the 1983 riots and the atrocities perpetrated on Tamils since and before, even if many Sinhalese thought Tamils had no business living in Colombo after voting for federalism

However, if I am blamed for President Premadasa’s death and murdered for it as a Tamil, or if I advanced the execution of an innocent, disconnected Sinhalese, seeking vengeance for the 1983 riots – that would be murder, even terrorism.

The time calls for more than condemnation of the Easter Day bombings. It also calls for the protection of the innocent, whose only connection to the killers is a shared ethnicity.

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    Agreed who ever did this are murders. But that should not take away the facts about a shit hole country. What president knew PM did not know.What police knew army was not aware. What some intelligence officers were tipped others were not aware. What few senior ministers knew rest of the cabinet was not aware. The story goes on and on and the end result is more than 300 innocent people are dead today and more bodies to count. Lankan government was warned numerous times by different agencies regarding this threat. Even few minutes before they were warned. The question is what is the role of our politicians, intelligence and service personal in this massacre. People are well aware of the intentions ISIS and do not need further explanations.But do we know the intentions of our politicians?????? who are worse than the ISIS.

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      Mr. HOOLE, Do not be a FOOL l! We understand the loss of lives which is horrendous and deplorable. But, having said that you can’t just go crazy in pitting blame after blame on something that you don’t know. Or any one of us really know what’s really is behind this carnage. Let us the immediate notable eerie discoveries. The PRESIDENT as the DEFENSE MINSTER had been informed and notified about this impending attack. For some strange reason, this MOST DANGEROUS warning was dumbed down. We must ask why? From the info has been received, it was precisely 14 days lapse that nothing was taken to prevent this. AT least the GENERAL PUBLIC would have been informed to be precaucious to safe guard their selves if not it is the duty of the Defense Minister to ensure that the TRI FORCES are deployed as soon as the message was conveyed. Number 2:….. There were reports that the President convened Security Council meetings. But, nothing discussed about the already WARNED impending attack – What a Marvellous Defense Minister. FYI, even the Defense Secretary is a Maithree chosen scumbag. So, without a mistake, The Donkey’s poop cannot be something other than Donkey’s. Number 3:…..Maithree was swift decision maker when it comes to dislodging Ranil and his UNF govt. Maithree sleeps, eats drinks always thinking about scuttling this UNF govt., although he came to power on their backs. The Hopper loyalty works in this case. Hence, knowing Maithree’s swiftness, why as the self imposed/forcibly held DEFENSE MINISTER post. Number 4:….. Gota team seems to be very happy about the turn of events. He is cashing in on the failure of the Intelligence report action (which is a sabotage carried out by the GOTA stooges who are still embedded in the govt and Military institution) calling the people to make him the next President.

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        correction….on the first comment……… why as the self imposed/forcibly held DEFENSE MINISTER position, he neglected the duty in informing the TAX PAYING public who are paying the bills for these scumbag President’s safety and luxury life?

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          Radical ideas you should be taken into custody for spreading hatred by telling lies.

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        Why is it that when Hindu temples are demolished in the north and east to make way for pansalas and vhares, the other religious dignitaries don’t speak against it?

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        I agree with your comments. I would say the President who took over the defense failed din his duty because of his conflict with PM. Hoole wants to be hero after Constitutional crisis In Hooke’s writing we all know that he was a Broken Palmyra man Mahinda himself said in the Parliament that LTTE will not do such attacks. Their targets were government establishments . I don’t know whether he said that to win Tamil votes for the forthcoming election. Gota is trying to become a hero. Mahinda dynasty has a Muslim (catcher)mouth piece called Zain Moulna who cant even speak Tamil properly Through his rubbish speeches in his face book he is trying to brain wash true Sri Lankan Muslims . It is t. Sri Lankan Muslims are more interested in business rather than terrorism They were chased away from Jaffna by LTTE because they were informers to IPKF. . It was a military strategy . They could not have a second enemy to fight on Jaffna

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    This is pure speculation on my part ………. but after observing the aftermath and the behaviour of certain people …….. this is what I believed happened.

    The selection of targets defies logic.

    In SL there is no prior history of Muslims attacking Christian or vice versa ………. no history of animosity between the two communities ……….. the animosity was between the Buddhists and the Muslims …….. so why did this “Muslim” group attack the Christians? And the economic targets; the hotels?

    Sirisena’s inaction – once the warning was received – and keeping the rest of the cabinet in the dark and the gloating of Mahinda and Namal after the event makes me deeply suspicious this is a paid and planned plot by the last Octobers’ coup plotters to capture power at the next presidential election. I suspect this plot was hatched by Basil and executed by Gota with some rouge elements in the forces.

    Just like Prabakaran (who had suicide-bombers aplenty) was paid to prevent Tamils from voting ………… Money changed hands between the Rajapakses (with the knowledge of Sirisena; listen to the defence secretary) and the “Leader” of this insignificant “Muslim” outfit to carry out the dastardly act.

    The attackers have had unhindered accesses to training, weapons, funds and freedom to execute their plot. This could not have happened without the knowledge and tacit approval of powers that be.

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      A great thinking indeed Nimal. `excellent counter point!

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    continued

    Just as the putsch showed ……… do you believe that madly power-hungry Sirisena, Mahinda and the Rajapkses will let the UNP win the presidency without a fight? These are people who bribed even the mortal-enemy Prabakaran to win the presidency

    They were certain they will not win the presidency because of the minority vote – 95% against them. Basil was busy hatching a plot to field Vasu’s relative Vignasewarm to divide the Tamil vote. They are always hatching plots a plenty while the imbecile Ranil is in deep slumber; he had no clue the October coup was coming. Ranil is slow-busy doing the “Westminster act” with a mouth full of pittu.

    Don’t be too surprised if this is a plot hatched by our own beloved politicians!

    Well, when one was thinking how can things get any worse in Lanka ………. this happens ……..

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      nimal fernando

      “Don’t be too surprised if this is a plot hatched by our own beloved politicians! “

      I am sorry I do not understand many things.
      Are you saying our all weather friend Pakistan’s ISI is helping the clan in other ways so that the strongman/hangman can assert himself being the only one who could maintain stability in this island?

      I am confused.

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      Nimal it is worse already! Let us go back to the preceding events before this horrendous attack. As you said in your earlier comment, there is absolutely logo defying in this case that a Muslim group going against the Christians or Catholics, when the Muslims are enjoying real warmth in the Christian and Catholic societies all over the world. There are thousands of cases where the Catholics and Christians are much closer to the Muslims than any other groups in the world. So, why this target is the question. Now, that the GOTA/MARA team is cashing in on putting all the blame on RANIL/UNF, like spitting upwards, forgetting that its their man whose action is like coordination worked together to complete the mission. The President Maithree who is also the self imposed DEFENSE MINISTER along with his Defense Sec (a MY3 acolyte appointed by him) who dumped the WARNING in the DUSTBIN to focus on his attention towards dismantling the RANIL’s UNF and then bring about the EVER SO CRIMINALS – Rajapakse bandits. Also, nobody can blame anyone else but MY3 as many Muslim Leaders have notified the authorities about this fringe group to take stern action against them. Some Moulavis and Political leaders have gathered somewhere in 2015 to voice their concern about this dangerous outfit. But, it was neglected purposefully. Now, GOTA is trying yield the harvest on the planned negligence done by his dear colleague – Treacherous Maithree ( Hoppers eating traitor ). HOOLE – Do not be FOOLED!

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        correction…. “logo” should be Logic defying…

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    It is very difficult to buy in to the story that the respective ethnic groups don’t know ‘any thing about the toxic elements within their communities.

    If good men don’t act the bad will represent them and their communities.

    This is true to minorities as well as the majority

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      Colombo Man, even though it is difficult you have to accept the honesty about people when they say they did not know. Also, meaning that it has not crossed into their daily activities to check on this criminals. But, on another note, there were many leaders of the Muslim communities who have informed the authorities as back as 2015. I think Azad Sally, reported about this group in a press meeting held with the media. People were not so sure about it as the investigation did not happen to verify the facts. So, the few people who came know about it just ignored it as a political mov made by Azad Sally. Had investigation taken at that stage and verified what these guys are unto, then the Muslim community would have been alarmed as a thing like going to become very bad to all of them. Even when the state sponsored Bodu Bala Sena went about cursing their GOD ALLAH with sacrilege language, towns burnt down, they remained calm. They had the full control of the community and what they did not expect is the existence of an ENEMY WITHIN. On this they failed as they were not so investigative about it. The responsibility is squarely on the Sirisena and his DEFENSE team. They failed miserably, by purpose. To bring GOTA or the Rajapakse clan back to power over this carnage. Sira is a BORN TRAITOR….its proven 1000 times over.

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      Çolombo Man, true. It shouldn’t be left to grow like another Tamil tiger case.

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    Well said, sir. We should not allow any terrorist to now attack our innocent Musilm brothers and sisters.

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      God forbid that the innocent should be punished along with the guilty..
      A Muslim friend said sadly’ Api monava karannada?’
      I just want to weep..
      She’s my friend..

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      They are brothers and sisters indeed- I don’t think their ancestors brought women from the middle east.

      Present day Muslims have Sinhala Tamil blood in them.

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    On the surface, the attack may signify communal disharmony, but the actual dynamics are much more varied and complex. As with the Tamils, the use of suicide bombs suggests a total loss of confidence in the democratic process. Again, in parallel with the Tamils, what we have with these attacks is an unofficial declaration of secession. Next, we can see Malthus at work. The population of Muslims is growing exponentially, putting a strain on resources. This creates conflict with the other ethnic groups, resulting in sporadic outbursts such as the bomb attacks. Lastly, I would point out the global dynamics that created the ISIS in the first place. There is a proxy war in the Middle East being fought between Saudi Arabia and Iran. One consequence are extremist groups such as ISIS. This proxy war is now spreading well beyond the Middle East. ISIS uses spectacular attacks to attract followers and assert its status as the dominant militant group. How exactly the Sri Lankan government will deal with Muslim extremism remains to be seen. But in my estimation, the outcome is likely to be sub-optimal.

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      Lester

      “The population of Muslims is growing exponentially, putting a strain on resources. “

      Could you cite evidence to support your sweeping claim.
      Population census is available for the years starting from 1871.

      Note Tamil population had decreased dramatically since 1971 due to migration.

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        Refer to the excellent article by Tilak Samaranayaka :

        “Over the next 25 years, the Muslim population is likely to reach over 5 million, more than double the 2011 population, with the Sinhalese population increasing to about 19 million. With a projected total population of about 27 million by 2040, the share of the Muslim population will increase to over 18% while the share of the Sinhalese will decline to 70%.”

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/understanding-the-causes-of-the-sinhala-muslim-conflict-in-sri-lanka/

        There is no doubt that Muslims will overtake Tamils, percentage-wise. We are already seeing this in the East. It will take longer to reach parity with the Sinhalese, but this is not mathematically impossible, if the current fertility rates do not fluctuate significantly. This trend of exponential growth is not limited to Sri Lanka, but is exhibited all over the world.

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          Lester

          Let’s discuss the issues based on facts not on speculation and extrapolations.

          Could you cite evidence to support your sweeping claim.
          Population census is available for the years starting from 1871.

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      Oh what a marvelous analyst!!! If you have supporting evidence and infos, better share it with the intelligence of the govt. The Global Dynamics, as you say, that created the ISIS is the US/Israeli/Saudi axis. You can’t try to fool the public as the facts are available all over the place. There are thousand of Youtube videos and documentaries that have proven million times the origin of the ISIS group and its financiers and backers being the US/Israel/Saudi alliance. If you find ISIS as the most dangerous one that must be destroyed outrightly….then remember, the US Zionist machinery will be standing in your way to block your attempt. In Syria, its was the Syrian and the Russian goat’s initiative to destroy the ISIS and not the US/Israel axis. When the Russian forces began bombing and advancing towards the ISIS held positions, the US was going crazy against it and made every move to scuttle the Syrian defense made against this cruel terror outfit. Recrently, did you what Donald Trump said about the King of Saudi… ” I love the King and He is very good friend of US. It is we who are protecting the King and he would not standing even for a week if it was not for us-Protecting him”…. The rest, you do your own math. If you see it is ISIS which in Sri Lanka doing this mess….then logically US is going to get their goodies dumped on the Sinhala’s heads. Enjoy the show!

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        typo…. corrected: in Syria it was the Syrian and Russian govts’ initiative to destroy the ISIS.

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        ISIS is not a mystery. The founder and leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, spent time in a US jail. He is an Iraqi cleric who used the vacuum left by the removal of Saddam Hussein to push for Sunni demands. The US and its allies did not directly support ISIS. They supported the so-called “revolution” in Syria to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad. Turkey let fighters cross through their border. Jordan provided bases. The US provided weapons, money, and training. Israel provided medical care. There were many different groups fighting Assad, but the ISIS emerged as the strongest and most organized.When ISIS took over Iraqi cities, e.g. Mosul, the US and its allies had to do a 180 and find a way to destroy ISIS. Otherwise ISIS would have taken over all of Iraq and Syria. Let me point out again, the fundamental mistake was the removal of Saddam Hussein, as he never tolerated fundamentalism.

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          Yo Lester, the reports you get from CNN, BBC is their own version, the fake news. Just because his name is Muslim sounding, Abu Musab Zarkavi is a Jew. An infiltrated individual into the Iraqi community to implement the Zionist plans in sabotaging the Iraqi system from within. This is very old tactic of Jews. You can check the thousands of videos in YouTube giving clear details. He was given the Cleric label by the same Zionist propaganda media. Nobody is going to ask for his Birth certificate to prove it. Instead, the Zionist media report is taken as truth. Thats it. When the ISIS fighters got injured, they were airlifted by the US forces to Tel Aviv for treatment. The US tried everything to stop the joint Syrian and Russian forces advancement to their strong holds. Man, these are known facts and its available all over the place. The US never fought ISIS. They supplied weapons and equipments instead. Jews never fight face to face. They employ and hire someone else to fight their wars. Like how they have hired the Rajapakses in Sri Lanka and Modi in India. Aung San Tsuki in Myanmar. Duterte in Philippines. Sisi in Egypt. Saud family in Saudi. and there are many…..
          Abu Baker Al Bagdadi (jew) trained by Mossad
          https://youtu.be/W36mtjhSOCU

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    The rise of National Thawheed Jamath as a suicide squad which was based in the Eastern Province was all due to the idiocy of Tamil politicians and Tamil intellectuals who were hell bent on removing Army and Navy camps from the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
    How many times Sinhalese opposed to the move as it clearly undermined the security in the North and East?
    If North and East were under the control of Army, they could have received information about the outfit. The stupid government listened to Tamils and removed a large number of Army camps. Even what is left were also kept inactive as the security was entrusted with the Police.
    The dumb Tamil politicians are fully responsible for the elevation of extremist Thawheed Jamath as a suicidal terrorist group.
    Look at your last para.
    Of all the people, Tamils who wanted our Army to be tried for war crimes have no right whatsoever to seek protection from the same “war criminals.”
    Tamil politicians can provide private security to Tamils in the North and East.
    Not a single Sinhalese soldier should ever again protect Tamils from terrorists.
    Last time when they did that what they received was a call for a war crimes tribunal against them.
    Now the same Tamils want protection from Muslim terrorists.
    There is no way Sinhalese mothers send their sons ever again to North and East to fight against Muslim terrorists.

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      Champa modaya,

      This is not a surprise attack and you fu***** racist, don’t drag the tamils into this, mind your words.
      Highly specific information was already present at the hands of the higher officials. Can you tell us what the hell those bitches were doing with those? Wiping a$$es?
      Why are you blaming the tamils? What about the defense minister (the spineless president) and the PM? Have you no balls to blame the rift between these two?

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        bingo
        Truth hurts, I agree.
        Who dragged Tamils into this, me or Hoole?
        This is a direct result of the demand of idiotic Tamil politicians who forced the government to remove Army camps from the North and East.
        They should take the responsibility.

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    Dear Professor Hoole,
    you are also part of this useless government who can not protect their citizens by destroying the security systems and intelligence system of the country to please the Western Countries and UN.
    Your government (Specifically RW and MY3) did nothing to develop the country. Engaged in an agenda to please the Western Countries and other overseas masters. Your government failed miserably to deliver the basic needs of the citizens . Even now, they are trying to pass their responsibilities by offering various excuses. Therefore as a Member of the Election Commission, make arrangements to have early elections for Presidential and Parliament. So that the People of Sri Lanka can elect a new government to run the country.

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    I strongly condemn the Wanton and Cold Blooded attack on Easter Sunday at Churches and Hotels where the death toll has now reached 310. As a Muslim, I feel very sad and also ashamed that the brutal attacks on Innocent people had been carried out by those claiming to be Muslims. In Islam, there is NO place for such wanton killings for the Holy Qur’an clearly says that:

    “if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.” – Quran 5:32

    All those connected with these heinous attacks must be apprehended and given the Maximum punishment under the Laws.

    Also, any others who are associated with the involved group/s, but did not in any way help the attacks, should be identified and rehabilitated with the help of Responsible Muslim Organisations including the ACJU.

    My sincere condolences to ALL the Grieving Families. May Allah (Swt) Help them to get over their Grief soon and resume their normal lives.

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    Thank you Professor Hoole for those words spoken from your heart.
    Dhammapada asserts, “not in the sky, not in the midst of sea, nor anywhere else on earth is there a spot where a man may be freed from the consequences of evil deeds”.
    We progress through the endless cycle of birth and death, without being able determine where we will be born next, whether rich or poor and of which ethnicity.
    Those who attack other religions and other ethnic groups will suffer the most when they are re-born of that ethnicity or the religion that they detest!

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    Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole,

    RE: ISIS Easter Attack: Going Beyond Condemnation

    The warnings were there, but lethargy prevailed.

    From March 2014, Muslims are appealing to Save Muslims from Tauheed Jamath.
    Calls ignored by the Authorities. See link below.

    April 4, 2019 Tauheed Terrorist warnings given. Authorities and President and Police ignore.

    April 21, 2019, Tauheed Jamat Jihadis attack, 310 killed 500 injured.

    http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_articled2a8da39-b6e8-496d-b2e7-455c29eb88e3

    A land like no other, where lethargy and incompetence prevail, and innocent die, on behalf of the Devil.

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    When we carefully analyze the whole thing, the beneficiary of this whole drama is the Rajapaksa team. Now, coming to Maithree, there is a massive sinister plot got exposed. Why DID THEY NOT MAKE IT PUBLIC, of the available information with regards to this horrendous crime before it happens? Maithree kept this thing dumbed down for the next 14 days until it is finally happened and the innocent lives are lost. The next is, the Pro Gota machinery is airing their hidden happiness over the 290+ dead people, playing the shameful politics, to promote his card for the Presidential slot. Also, the Pro Mahinda/Gota media machinery is starting to blame the “government” by way of isolating the UNP and Ranil as the ones who are responsible for this carnage as they did not take any action on the information about this group and its plans. But, didn’t you notice the that all of these scumbag pro Gota criminals are NOT MENTIONING the elephant in the room— Maithree the President of this “Government” and the DEFENSE MINISTER who is totally responsible for everything what happened.Wimal Weerawangsa and Mahinda using trickery of words not to blame the ONE WHO IS MOST RESPONSIBLE-Maithree. Now, everybody know the allegiance of Maithree as he is always a stooge of Rajapaksas. So, whatever the actions of MY3 had taken, it will always be in the benefit of REMOVING RANIL and SACKING the UNP govt., and installing RAJAPAKSE CLAN back into power. GOTA is open about saying that HE IS THE ONE who should be the president under this context. And when you put all these puzzle pieces together, you will see the ugliest picture of RAJAPAKSE and the BBS/MAHASON/JHU plan drawn in the board to take this incident to the next level of the PLAN-B in the Rajapakse (Pro Zionist) coming to power again. All of them are blaming the “GOVERNMENT” without mentioning the President or the Defense Minister’s responsibility in this saga.

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      My Dear Friend,
      The writing was already on the wall that this government was on its way out.
      Your analysis is at best is in the realms of hallucinations.
      If not why were not elections held, It was postponed and postponed and then some underhand constitution comes and more delays…
      Bombs or no Bombs The SLPP is coming to power and there is nothing that you can do except cry and vent your anger and frustration along with the CT crowd !!
      Cheers mate

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    Defence secretary:

    Even if this is a minor attack, what measures you have taken to avoid the attack? Even if one person is affected by this, shouldn’t you have taken any step? Did you know how much impact it would bring on tourism even if a small terrosit attack? how irresponsible people you are? it is shame that you make that comment and president keep you still in the office..

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    I am very much in agreement with you Sir.If the security forces and responsible relevant authorities accept this reality and act accordingly, it would be beneficial to all citizens of my motherland.

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    Very sober essay Prof; Hoole.

    Your line……Likewise,most Sinhalese are not responsible for the 1983 riots…..
    I am in perfect agreement.

    I remember reading an article in the UTHR authored by your brother Rajan Hoole, wherein he wrote that the looting during 1983, in Colombo was the handiwork of Muslim thugs who were strong supporters of Minister M.H.Mohammed who represented the Colombo Central constituency.
    But, I hasten to add ,not all Muslims.

    What is most tragic is that the Sinhalese/ Tamils are unable to resolve the political issues between themselves,even though it is only Language that divides them.

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    Lankans as usual have been pretty busy howling at RAW,CIA,Mosad, Western countries, (you name it ) and now the real facts are slowly downing on them. Actually these foreign agencies have warned Lanka numerous times until recently in Feb where India had provided specific names and group. Today our clowns officially admitted to intelligence lapse. I remember reading a warning few weeks ago because India too was considered as soft target. Because of elections the security is on high alert and the intelligence is aware of this threat innocent Lives are lost. The threat was specific about churches and other worship places , Indian high commission (another reason India alerted) and VIP,s??? This brings me back to my first question which politician/parties who was well aware of this massacre and went with the plan??????? Instead of howling at people who actually tried helping by providing intelligence , this should be the question every Lankan should be asking. Yes Lankans are Dumb, Deaf and Blind, but cant you feel the stench coming out of your shit hole. Try coming out of your DENIAL.

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      Yo CHIV, are you nuts? You have no knowledge about the GEO POLITICS at the current stage where the ASIA is brimming with, looks like. Let me take you on a tour of the GEO POLITICS of ZIONIST Establishment that goes about creating havoc in the world for the gains of the few Zionist Jews. Talking about RAW, its a secret agency of the INDIAN Military and the GOVT to gather intelligence, to conduct covert operations against anyone or any country that is seen as the ENEMY. The RAW agency was created by INDIRA GANDHI by the help of ISRAELI secret agency in the 70’s. So, the loyalty and the functionality of this agency is for the ZIONIST MASTER based in the stolen property they call it ISRAEL. Mossad was a product of MI5/MI6 like it was for the CIA. All belong to the JEWISH group. The most strategic country for Israel next to US & Britain is INDIA. Narendra Modi is Brahmin and belong to the RSS which is the most anti Muslim Terror outfit that murdered the Great Gandhi. Modi is responsible for mass murdering the Gujerati Muslims and demolishing the Babri Masjid and this his highest qualification to become the BEST BROTHER of Israel and Netanyahu. Now, the election is going on in India. Netanyahu was made win the fake election held in the fake Democracy in the Middle East/ Israel. Its all scripted shows. Modi is given a boost by the US and the Israeli masters to win the election to continue the WORK of preparing the WAR to Destroy Pakistan. Pakistan is seen as the enemy number one to Israel as they are planning to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosques. Pakistan have pledged to the Muslim world that it will DEFEND the AL AQSA Mosques with the blood of their soldiers to safeguard it. So, the common enemy of the Indo/Israeli alliance is Pakistan. — Contd in part2

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        Radical ideas the Islamic infidel, there was a test explosion in Palamunai on 16th April and the land belonged to Hisbullah which was supposed to have been sold to a Colombo Muslim businessman a few months ago. Hisbullah must answer as to why he sold that land to a southern Muslim who had no interest in that area. Also Rishard Badurdeen is a close friend of the Muslim businessman whose two sons were suicide bombers and the third son has gone into hiding. Do you believe that these two racist individuals had no knowledge of Islamic terrorist activities in Sri Lanka. If the government is honest, they must arrest these Muslim politicians two immediately.

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      Part 2—- The Tirupati Temple going Govi criminals and the Brahmin Modi team have everything in common including the enemies. Islam and the Muslims are like a blooded meat for the Hyenas. The Pakistan is an enemy common to all of them. That’s why Narendra Modi jumps in his toilet seat screaming at Sri Lankan Pro Israeli Govigama Mafia team of Rajapakses and sirisenas to frame the charge on Paksitani ISI. We all know that Pakistan is a targeted of the US, as priority number one and the Iran next in line. The prelude to the Church attacks, the state sponsored Sinhala Racist groups tried everything to pull the Muslims into a big conflict whereby the DOUBLE GAME PLAYING Sinhala Political Govigama leadership can jointly target Pakistan with Modi’s support, in accusing it for any violent retaliatory is seen from the Muslims. It could be twisted as a Terror group functioning with a “FOREIGN” connection. This will lead to seeking help from the US/Isarel along with India- The Tri Lateral enemy of Pakistan. So, this time round the SINHALA RACISM is going to clash with a much bigger, Ballistic Missile involving covert GEO POLITICAL mess. Once this grows into a pre-Third World War conflict, we can see the end of this criminal GOVIGAMA MAFIA lot which is causing all the mayhem in this land fro the last 100 years who have committed a massive political suicide that leads to the destruction of the state and its structure like that we saw in Vietnam War, Iraq War, Syria, Libya…… etc. We can write a book titled “GOTA WATERLOO” in the aftermath.

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        Radical Idea is a virulent Islamic fundamentalist eager to apportion blame to everyone else but his own religion.

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        Modi is not a Brahmin but belongs to the Modh-Ghanchi-Teli (oil-presser) community, which is categorised as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government.

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    Conversion breeds terrorism it is a cultural clash.crime of conversion be made capital crime

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      S r singh

      “Conversion breeds terrorism it is a cultural clash.crime of conversion be made capital crime”

      Do you have a particular version of conversion in mind?

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    Christians are meant to forgive and turn the other cheek. Whilst nailed to the cross and dying, Christ’s words were ‘forgive them for they know not what they do’. However, those accountable, including the defence minister and the security establishment can be bought to justice through the due legal process to safeguard innocent lives.

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      Sanga

      “However, those accountable, including the defence minister and the security establishment can be bought to justice through the due legal process to safeguard innocent lives.”

      Why?
      We never attempted to hold those who were responsible for riots, war crimes, large scale theft, inefficiency, indifference, bigotry, racism, nepotism, corruption, ……………………….

      Why now?

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    “Likewise, most Sinhalese are not responsible for the 1983 riots”

    I had thought 1983 was a POGROM and not a (spontaneous, unplanned, almost accidental) RIOT?

    Secondly, the question of responsibility needs further thought. True, “most” did not participate but they created the climate in which such horrors could be perpetrated; or they passively stood by. There was no revulsion and repudiation on the part of the majority; no national demand for investigation and compensation.

    The question of responsibility calls for a general (moral and philosophic) investigation.

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    How good is our intelligence ????Looks like after the clown act of MS last year, the system which was already dysfunctional, just folded. As one retarded /racial Perera claims, while our intelligence was so busy monitoring day to day activities of common man in North, they were clueless about , what was brewing under their nose in Kathankuddy. In past two weeks Army had ordered ex LTTE man for inquiry because he gave a like to a social media comment in FB and ordered local artisans of Thavil and Nadhaswaram ,for allegedly playing some old patriotic song of LTTE. Enough intelligence was provided by India and US (for more than a year) with specific names and group. The result today is 300 innocent people are dead and more to count. Guys enough of bull shit,blame games and pointing fingers.Last year India had warned about this group which had links in India and Pak. Asia is believed to be , next soft target for ISIS. They are running out of options and quite a lot are unemployed post Syria, itching for some action. Then comes Christchurch which is more than a reason to retaliate and they picked India, Lanka,Maldive and Bangladesh, as soft targets. Rest were smart and we are left with dead bodies. Because of the elections India is on high security alert. Plus India is aware of the plan. Still they included the High Commission of India in Lanka as one target, which is of concern to alert our retards. My doubts are Lanka will never learn or change.

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    It is clear ISIS or some Muslim extremists are behind this massacre . But the question here is did our politicians collude directly or indirectly with it????? Past history suggest our politicians have actively involved , arranged, organized and staged riots, burned libraries, created panic, implanted false stories (black July to sterile pills) , organized prison violence and killings and most are in close nexus with the under world. JR him self admitted of giving extra time for more killings in 84. Also then PA to JR/Premadasa has admitted being well aware of riots being organized and pleading to not to have the funerals in Colombo that too in public (they paraded for maximum gain) which was outright rejected then for political gains. War Crimes are yet another story. So we as public are well aware of the criminal mindset of our politicians. Who is the terrorist here .Is it the ISIS who planned or the politicians who colluded/enabled.??????

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    My ethnicity was used as a synonym for terrorism in Sri Lanka for 30 years, heartbroken as I am I will not do that to the muslim community;
    I was generalized as a potential terrorist, mindless as these killings are I will remain mindful not to do the same.
    I will not become them who hate.

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    Radical Ideas thanks for the geopolitical tour. But that dosent explain the security /intelligence lapses by the Lankans. The government it self has admitted to it. Case closed. The rest of the geopolitics I have been hearing for last 30 years. I think we have enough time in future to ponder upon. What has geopolitics to do with dysfunctional and breakdown system.

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    Professor Hoole , innocent Muslims should be protected. Well said. . However there is a vast difference between the attitudes of the general Muslim population, their politicians and elite towards the Tamils and the attitude of the Tamils , their politicians and elite towards the Muslims. Tamil people and their leaders have acknowledge the grave injustice done to the northern Muslims by the LTTE by their forced expulsion and even if they still feel suspicious towards the Muslims , for their part in the Eelam Tamil war and war crimes committed on them , they still welcome the genuinely displaced Muslims back to the north. On the contrary not a single Muslim politician, organisation elite, , or even the general Muslim population have ever acknowledged or apologised to the Tamils , for the terrible atrocities that the Muslim home guards committed on the eastern Tamils. Instead they deny all this happened and displaced eastern Tamils are still not allowed by the Muslims in the east to return to their lands and villages , that are now occupied by them. You pathetic apologists whilst constantly castigating the Tamils , are very silent about this Muslim attitude. Muslims from the time of independence have been, siding with the Sinhalese racists and all Sinhalese led governments and constantly backstabbing the Tamils and were co partners with the Sinhalese in the Eelam Tamil genocide. Leave the North and East . Muslim mobs organised by their politicians down south , joined with the Sinhalese mobs to commit all sorts of atrocities on the Tamils living down south and to loot and steal their properties.

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    Contd: They benefited the most from these state sponsored anti Tamil pogroms and discrimination and do not want this to end. The British and later the Sinhalese ruling classes together with the selfish , opportunistic Muslim elite and politicians should take the blame for alienating the Muslims from their own South Asian Dravidian Tamil origin , heritage and culture and brainwashing the Muslim masses in the island to think they are some sort of western Asian Arab or North African Moor. So that they now do not identify themselves with the island’s Sinhalese or Tamils, with whom they share a common South Indian Dravidian origin but with the Arabs and other western Asians . and other Islamic people with whom other than the slender thread of Islam they do not share anything else in reality. This was deliberately done first by the British and then by the ruling Sinhalese elite in connivance with the Muslim elite to divide and rule the Tamils. It worked for some time but now has is backfiring , as these brain washed and radicalised Muslims now really think and identify themselves with the Arabs and not with their fellow non Muslim Tamil or even the Sinhalese. They are all very sympathetic towards the Palestinian Arabs, Iraqis, Afghan and their plight , as they are Muslims and they think they are part of them , but not to the plight of their own fellow non Muslim Tamils in the island, as they have brainwashed to hate them and consider them as aliens. You can see from the abuse I used to receiver from many Muslim bloggers for daring to state the truth. By the where are they now. Hiding?

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      What sort of people will take revenge on their own fellow countrymen the Sinhalese and Tamil Christians , with whom they share a common naionality , origin, heritage and language and kill hundreds of them , for the actions of some racist neo Nazi white supremacist Australian in two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand against the local Muslims living ther , most of whom originated from Arab nations and Afghanistanand have nothing to with these Dravidian Tamil immigrant Muslims from South India. This white supremacist would have equally hated these Sinhalese and Tamil Christians. The reason is because these Sri Lankan Muslims have been brain washed now by their elite and politicians that they are not South Asian Dravidians but some sort of Arabs and are now closely identifying with them and their causes and not with the island’s Sinhalese or Tamils and their problems. At least the LTTE fought a war because their own people the island’s Tamils were discriminated and were being marginalised by the Sri Lankan state. Not because Hindus in Kashmir were ethnically cleansed or some other cause that had nothing to do with them. The LTTE was secular and at the beginning fought for all Tamils , irrespective of caste , region or religion. How many times have I tried to explain this simple fact but instead of comprehending what I state. I am brutally abused and called a Brahmin racist/casteist

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    Radical sorry I did not get you the first time. I am totally with you regarding the active role played by our rogue politicians, Rajapaksas and the state machinery .We may disagree in international role and participation but I appreciate people like you , who are not in denial and willing to expose these criminals. Once the world comes to know about the devious plans of these crooks (suppressing vital intelligence and enabling the perpetrators) there will be no mercy, because these SOB,s have to explain the 50 or so foreigners death.The Muslim organization had provided infor 3 years ago. India says it provided infor on this group a year ago. From then until now, information / intelligence and alerts were being send by various sources including India and US, Rajitha says even 10 minutes before there was a warning. And at the end government admits to intelligence lapses ???? Now our retarded Lankans will frantically offer excuses, spin, alternate facts, distorted facts and so on (which they are good at). But the facts here are too clear and strong to dispute and hence the admission of guilt by government.

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    ISIS claimed responsibility

    In the DailyMail UK report this was printed (see highlighted) Question is was politically correct liberalism of the new regime that stymied at least investigating the claims? simply basing it on the report. Were there cells already across the nation? Lots of people talk about Kattankudy.

    In 2016, authorities were warned there would be a ‘blood bath’ by the head of radical Buddhist group BSS, Galagodaatte Gnanasara, if Razik was not arrested

    Very clear now that the Government failed despite warnings. The partisan bickering between the nincompoop from Polonnaruwa, the uneducated President, and the haughty Colombo Feudal elite PM in their coalition government. has left the country totally mismanaged in terms of national security. I am pretty sure the Rajapakse regime would not have wasted time when Intel was provided by the Army and the Police as well about these maniac Islamic fascist terrorists.

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    RW has pleaded not to listen to fake news. Is Prof S Ratnajeevan H Hoole, yet again, fueling the rumour mills and oiling the propaganda machines in “ISIS Easter Attack: Going Beyond Condemnation”.
    Had he said “Easter attack: Going beyond condemnation”, he could not have written this article.
    .
    Who the hell wants to know how he celebrated his eldest daughter’s birthday in 1986?
    What is the relevance of the number packets of lentils he collected following the Indian airdrop?
    He says not all Sinhalese are responsible for the Black July 1983. Every one knows that. SRH H does not want to mention the people behind it.
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    What is SRH H after?

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      …. What is SRH H after? Mr. Pillai, You have the answer, don’t you. Spit it out!

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      Also everyone knows who was behind the Jaffna library.
      Mr Pillei, 83 and Jaffna library are the motivations for the Tamils to be staunch supporters of UNP and their guardian angels?

      Soma

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        soma, You sound familiar with the inner circle responsible for the burning of the treasure trove of Jaffna, -its public library. You seem to feel that Mr. Pillai too might be in the know. That doesn’t help poor me. Tell me, – oh, tell me -, who burned it.

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