14 November, 2019

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Islamic Countries To Protest To Sirisena Over Speaker Karu J’s Statement On Replacing Tamil-Muslim Laws By General Law

Some 16 envoys in Colombo of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) will protest to President Maithripala Sirisena next week over an official statement issued by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that general laws will be introduced soon to replace laws governing Muslims and Tamils.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

They are now awaiting the return of the Turkish Ambassador to Sri Lanka, who is their dean, to meet President Sirisena as well as issue an official statement rebutting the claims.

The fact that there will soon be a general law introduced has been declared on behalf of the Speaker by his Media Secretary Chaminda Gamage. The press release has claimed that the OIC envoys endorsed the action but they said they did not and added “this is an internal matter for Sri Lanka.”

The press release came after former Foreign Secretary, Prasad Kariyawasam who poses as International Affairs to Speaker summoned the OIC envoys for a meeting with Jayasuriya, the Speaker, in Parliament last week. Kariyawasam is seconded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Parliament.

In what has become a serious issue on whether Sri Lanka has three centres of power – the President, the Prime Minister and now the Speaker – Jayasuriya summoned for the same OIC envoys meeting the acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremeratne and Director General of Military Intelligence Brigadier Chula Nanayakkara. The question is who gave permission for them to attend the conference. 

Questions are now being asked whether the Speaker has the power to summon those coming under the Ministry of Defence. During a previous UNP government, that time President J.R. Jayawardena pulled up Speaker M.A. Bakir Markar for simply making a request to the MoD to decorate their premises for an event connected with Paliament. Jayawardene said he had no right to do so.

Jayasuriya, the Speaker’s move has also enraged the Muslim community. They say he is abusing his official position to promote his candidacy at the presidential elections. 

Foreign Ministry officials are also concerned about the role of Prasad Kariyawasam who is very well known to be working closely with the United States Embassy in Colombo. His close associate is said to be Political Officer Anthony Renzuli, a staunch pro Donald Trump officer. (By Rajith Malwana)

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    The President who beats his chest and says “I will not allow foreign influence in the country” will be accepting foreign influence if he does not bring the country under one law which is not based on religion, race, cast or gender. Can he do it or will it be another “flip flop” dance of the President?

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      Does any Muslim country get our consent before passing laws in their country. Who are these OIC countries to tell us what to do. Be bold and tell them off, and if any one of them try to be funny sever diplomatic relations with them. These fellows can only bark and have no strength to bite. Rohingya case is a good example of their power. If you succumb to OIC pressure, you are surrendering your dignity to these third grade chaps. Problem with Sinhala politicians is that they are corrupt and power hungry and will not hesitate to sell the country for their personal benefit.

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        Lanka Pererass

        “Does any Muslim country get our consent before passing laws in their country. “

        Why should they get consent from little islanders before passing their law in the first place. On the other hand who get consent from the people of this island before making laws?
        Even after passing laws who respect them in this country anyway?

        You are being pathetic.

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          Native Veddass,
          Which monkey gets permission from OIC donkeys to get ant law passed in their land ?
          Who are these OIC donkeys ? Simple 03rd grade bunch of donkeys with no power but filthy mouths. They could not get an inch from Myanmar territory over Rohygia issue.

          • 2
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            A well planned and a well hatched conspiracy against the Muslims and Islam. I was saying this throughout many years since the Aluthgama riots. THIS IS WAR ON ISLAM. The War unleashed by the GOVIGAMA RULING ELITES and the bloodlined criminals acting as the agents of the ZIONIST West and the Israeli alliance under the New World Order Asia chapter- The Pivot of Asia implementation. Karu Jayasuriya is well known for his links to the Sinhala Racist elements of the 80’s Sinhala Veera Vidhana. This racist group is the one began the Militaristic and persecution of the Muslims by forcibly converting the Muslim girls whom were trapped in love affairs with the Sinhalese boys who are secret operatives of SVV trained to lure the girls. The recent misadventure is the bringing in Mahinda ( Govi brethren) as the OPPOSITION LEADER and sidelining the previous Opp. Leader R. Sambanthan against the norms and under controversial decision of the Speaker Karu. The plot is nicely played by all the GOVI leaders who are also thick racists and Anti Islamic to come at this levels of persecution today with this new tactic to deprive the Muslims of its long standing civic rights.

          • 4
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            The individuals involved in this WAR are all GOVIGAMA heavyweights. The NAZI Monk of Asgiriya voiced his evil through his Yatigiriya (throat) in his declaration of death against the Muslims is all about playing his card in the GOVIGAMA politics as Mayantha Dissanayake belongs to the same clan and his father Gamini Dissanayake is said to have uttered the infamous same kind of Declaration of Killing against the Tamils during the 1983 riots. Gamini is one of the most trusted Racist slut in the JR govt., and was groomed as a future would be President. But, Sri Lanka was fortunate that this Racist was not given the long lease of life by the god who created him and his time of living in this world. Every Govi Criminal is behind this scheme designed against the Muslims. Its time to impose the sanctions on Sri Lanka by the Muslim countries. SRI LANKA is an ENEMY to all Islamic countries and communities as they are now taken over by the ISRAELIS.

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            What the CHAMPIKA RANAWAKA is being entrusted with, by the GOVIGAMA leadership team, is the continuity of the PERSECUTION and keeping the MULTI PRONGED attacks on the Muslims going on unlimited at all levels. The newest is the launch of the Tamil collaborators like the Karuna, Viyalendran and some other Rajapakse acolytes to disrupt any alliance or friendship taking place between the Tamils and the Muslims for it might be dangerous to the Sinhala Racist Network as both communities are victims of the Sinhala state racism. The UN case against Sri Lanka become more stronger if the Tamil/ Muslim alliance were take their stand against its oppressor the Sri lankan govts., past and present. The JHU team is thus given the green light to its Terrorist Monks like Rathana and his ilks and the Gnanasara team to go about doing the covert operation in bringing up any small matter blowing it into a National level threat to fix the Muslims at all levels. This is going on in a daily basis and they have become more creative in violating the constitution and the laws as it was taken over by the 007 type Yellow Robe Terror politics.

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            What the Sinhala Racists have forgotten is that the SINHALA BUDDHIST RACIST regime needs Muslim and Arab money and Petroleum to run their economy. Without it the entire system is bound to collapse. The Racists Sinhala Army and its Armed forces, the Racist Police and the STF will not get their salaries when the system collapses and a different type of civil war could break out in events leading to infighting. There wont be electricity, fuel shortage and the complete halt in trade. The Dog Eating Dog might emerge as the racist Sinhala politicians are rich with corrupt money and will lead a sophisticated life while the people will struggle to find one square meal to their hungry children. This is when the real “Wanda” ( wanda pethi saga) will begin when the poverty strikes at all levels. Venezuela, Haiti and some other countries are going through this kind of poverty which was engineered by the same Zionist masters (The US/ Israeli alliance) who are behind the GOVIGAMA LED “War on Islam” in the Sri Lankan chapter.

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        Lanka Perera,
        “Does any Muslim country get our consent before passing laws in their country. Who are these OIC countries to tell us what to do.”

        Does any Muslim country send it’s women to work in Sri Lanka?
        Does Sri Lanka send oil to any Muslim country?
        Welcome to the real world.

        • 5
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          One law for all people in the country???? Seriously ????
          So let’s see what happens when all religions are made equal.
          When university admissions are entirely on merit. When recruitment to the forces is ethnically proportionate. When Buddhist monks cannot veto candidates because they are not Buddhist. Wow! Or is that not what is meant?

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          Old codger,
          Sinhalayo might be able to survive if Muslim countries send our ladies back but those who will suffer most will be Muslim traders. They will not get a single Dollar to import all the rubbish that they import. Although Saudis give money to promote Wahabism, it is very unlikely that they will give money to Muslims to import goods other than swords from China to kill Buddhists.

          • 4
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            Eagle,
            Yes of course your Sinhalayo ladies could be employed in Sinhala Buddhist Dhammika Perera’s casinos and proposed night clubs.
            Oh, by the way, I hear the Mahanayakas are already telling Sinhalayo not to visit Muslim casinos, bars, and night clubs.

          • 4
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            Eagle Eye – Point here is “might be able to survive”. So you too are unsure on that.

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          Old codger

          “Does any Muslim country send it’s women to work in Sri Lanka?”

          This country that boasts about its technical achievement in ancient irrigation engineering for well over 2500 years has recently (2008) contracted Iran to build its Dyraaba part of Uma Oya Project. Incidentally Iran is a member of OIC.

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            Native,
            There is a theory that these famous irrigation works were also contracted out. Or is it against the ICCPR to even whisper about it?

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            Native Vedda,

            Despite living in Sri Lanka for thousands of years, the only thing the Veddas built is a fire.

      • 2
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        we should put our interests first

      • 1
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        Lanka Perera, what do you mean by Third Grade Chaps, remember Sri Lanka’s economy supported by these Third Grade Chaps, Petrol, Daily Remittance, are all coming from these Third Grade Chaps, if you severe relations with them you will see plane loads of about 10 lakhs of workers coming back to Sri Lanka. Can you support all of them with jobs…

      • 0
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        L P
        You have described Sinhala politicians appropriately.
        Unfortunately, your solutions are not practical; signs of an ignoramus!

      • 0
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        Then you will be forced to listen to them in this way or the other just like America does it to all.

    • 16
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      People get worked up as to whether we should have a common law for Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims, replacing the existing ones.

      They never stop to ask why the existing laws are not implemented by the state and its agents impartially across Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims.

      Law does not seem to apply to Sinhalese terrorists rioting against Tamils or Muslims.

      Law does not apply to a Buddhist Monk up in the hierarchy advocating stoning Muslims to death.

      Law doesn’t apply to security forces illegally occupying Tamil peoples’ private lands.

      Stop arguing about a common law for all, and start demanding implementation of existing ones first.

      That’s where it should start.

      • 4
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        Thiru,
        I fully agree. Law should apply to all equally.
        *Law should apply to TNA Wellala politicians and Muslim politicians for making ‘Hate Speeches’.
        *Law should apply to TNA politicians who talk publicly on separatism.
        *Law should apply to TNA politicians who supported LTTE terrorists.
        *Law should apply to Muslim politicians who had links with Muslim terrorists.
        *Law should apply to politicians of this Government for failing to avoid the carnage on 21st April.
        *Law should apply to Ranil Wickramasinghe for his role in masterminding the ‘Bond Scam’.

    • 0
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      Sirisena is a fragil Président and hé doesn’t Knox even one word of constitution of thé country.he is coming from remote village.He has never been to any higher school

  • 22
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    Are we worried?………………Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. It’s the national law. ‘ONE country, ONE nation, ONE Law’. If one doesn’t agree, he or she is free to find alternatives. Have worked in the Middle East since 1978 and know what ii’s like over there then & now.

    • 11
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      A Country can have many race based laws, imposing one law on everyone is marxist and will lead to ethnic tension, Government definitely abusing the trust of the people that elected them.

      • 9
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        Us muslim’s need to handle our social affairs according to the sharia, which was afforded to us by previous governments, denying us those facilities just goes to show how racist this country has become.

  • 16
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    General Laws for the entire country is not a bad idea, if it is at all possible. However, the Speaker needs his wings clipped.

  • 32
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    One country,one people and one law for all.Karu is right.What about the kandyan law?That too should be taken off.If everyone wants different laws then we cannot govern this country.

    Ps.I wonder why now?Why the sudden urgency?Smells a bit.

  • 16
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    Excellent statement by the Speaker!!!! Thank you! I am glad he has the backbone to say this.
    This is a long felt need.
    I fully support this.
    It is time for all Sri Lankan citizens come under ONE LAW.
    This preferential treatment to minority Muslim and Tamil citizens at the expense of majority Sinhalese should be stopped forthwith. For an example, some time ago, the parents of an under-aged Sinhalese girl who was lured by a Muslim, could not annulled their marriage based on the age, as the Muslim Law superseded country’s law.
    Moreover, Tamil and Muslim Thesawalame law (yes, Muslim too) should also be nullified. Thesawalame was a gift to Tamils by the Dutch.
    There should be only one law for all Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. If they don’t agree, they can go to Tamil Nadu or to Turkey. Thank you!
    ————————————
    On a separate matter, how could an employee of the USAID get a secondment in our Parliament and work as an Adviser to the Speaker???
    This is outrageous!!!!!
    Any employee who is not paid by the government is not answerable to the government institution where he works for his actions. Therefore, he should be removed from this position forthwith.
    And what a stupid advice to summon foreign envoys to Parliament and made the esteemed position of the Speaker a mere lap dog of the international community?
    Further, summoning of high government officials of Police and Army Intelligence to the meeting with envoys in Parliament has further deteriorated the sovereignty and independence of our Parliament.
    The Speaker should relieve Prasad Kariyawasam from his position forthwith, before he makes any more damages.

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      This whole thing smells like another opportunistic,ill advised comedy of errors.May God save mother Lanka from this lunacy.

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      Champa

      “This preferential treatment to minority Muslim and Tamil citizens at the expense of majority Sinhalese should be stopped forthwith……..”

      But the law must be equally applied. To start with that saffron cloth wearing thug must be arrested and tried for hate speech. Had it been anyone from the minority community for having said what he said would not have been spared. Understand this.

      He may be your ‘god’ but he is a pig and the place he comes from is a cesspit.

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      Champa
      We must have a General Law that all men can have four wives and as many children. What do you think ?

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        Steve wrong. All men in Sri lanka must get a chance with Champa. Three at a time – with three appurtures.

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      Champass

      ” how could an employee of the USAID get a secondment in our Parliament and work as an Adviser to the Speaker???”

      It is because its been customary for our leaders inviting outsiders to come inside and grope our female folks.

  • 11
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    Spineless President, Prime Minister and the Speaker. It is surprising that the Organization of Islamic Countries interfering in the sovereignty of Sri Lanka. If this happens, what is the guarantee that the Sri Lanka Muslims will not pose a threat to India;s security because of the notorious activities of Muslim politicians who are against the merger of North-East Provinces. Finally the OIC through the Sri Lankan Muslims will also demand that the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord be abrogated. It is also a threat to Indian Prime Minister, Modi to shatter the unity of SAARC. Foreign Secretary, Prasad Kariyawasam who poses as International Affairs to Speaker should be aware of the consequences.

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      Ayathuray Rajasingam,
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      “Muslim politicians who are against the merger of North-East Provinces” – Clarify why Muslims are against the NE merger? Why Sinhalese are also against this merger?

      Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord? It was Sri Lanka’s surrender to Indian arrogance & show of force with Operation Poomalai in 1987 in support of Tigers by air-dropping of aids during which SL forces had besieged the entire area. India even threatened SL of military retaliation if Operation Poomalai was hindered by SL forces. This is the situation that lead curring JRJ to went into talks with India that ended up with the Peace Accord. Had India not intervened at that time, the war could have ended decades earlier is a different story.
      .
      Because of India LTTE grew that powerful. Indra Gandhi strengthened LTTE and finally her son paid the price because of JRJ’s cunningness is also a different story. But what is funny here is, you being a Sri Lankan, you are so generous to think of India’s security when history suggests that India didn’t want to see a peaceful SL.

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      Ayathuray Rajasingam: Tell me why both Muslims & Sinhalese are against NE merger please when it has got nothing to do with Easter Sunday? You sound a cunning guy to fish in the troubled waters.
      .
      Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord – why was such an agreement signed in the first place? This is because India threatened us with military attacks if SL forces doesn’t allow them supply food and other aids to the LTTE while SL Forces had besieged the area. If not for Indra Gandhi, Rajiv Ghandi LTTE couldn’t have become that strong that took a conventional military 3 decades to defeat.
      .
      You, being a Sri Lankan, are very generous to show that Sri Lankans care about India’s security though India wanted troubles in SL time to time.

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        Ghaffor Hassan K and Sarath Rajaguru,
        I think you are not aware how and why Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed. I have already written an article entitled ‘Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord & 13th Amendment. Who is the winner?’ Who is the winner. I do not know whether you are aware of the situation in the 1970s in South Asia. Remember Bangladesh obtained its independence with the assistance of India. At the same time Wahabbism laid its feet in Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province causing a threat to the South Asian region. The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed between two heads of India and Sri Lanka, during which period A.C.S.Hameed was the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka. J.R.Jayawardena sought the assistance of Pakistan and the USA and both countries refused when India was trying to solve the problem. Moreover, India and Sri Lanka are members of the SAARC. India intervened to solve it amicably while at the same time Wahabbism was also a menace to South Asia which threatens the security of India.
        Moreover, when Saudi Arabia was threatening to behead an Indian maid employed in Saudi Arabia, Indra Gandhi at that time threatened Saudi, if that Maid’s head is severed there will be hundreds of Sheiks’ heads will be rolling. Immediately Saudi sent that Indian maid safely with adequate compensation. This is history. This is why I reiterate that OIC should refrain themselves in interfering in Sri Lanka. When the OIC are not united among themselves and cannot challenge a little Isrekael, do not talk about OIC. What Sri Lanka needs is Israeli intelligence at the moment to wipe out Islamic terrorism in Sri Lanka. Remember the LTTE dailed failed to command the respect of the Tamils from Colombo, the hill country and the educated and professional class from the Northern Province.

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          Ayathuray Rajasingam – Okay, do you deny below facts?

          1 – Indra Gandhi strengthened LTTE, PLOTE, EPRLF, ENDLF, TELO…(via RAW on training & arms supply) – Ask KP
          .
          2 – Thankfully she was killed in 1984. Modern leader Rajiv continued to support LTTE which became very strong that in 1985 they carried out the largest massacre of Sinhalese, Anuradhapura massacre.
          .
          3 – That lead SL govt to better arm itself with the help of Pakistan, Israel, since India worked against SL govt.
          .
          4 – Strengthened forces of SL carried out Vadamarachchi Operation in 1987, laying siege on the town of Jaffna.
          .
          5 – Then in June 1987, Operation Poomalai was launched by Indian Navy to aid besieged LTTE…
          .
          6 – India threatened SL with military response if the above operation was disturbed..Seeing the creasing intervention of India,JRJ didn’t have a better option than to giving it to India to go for talks – Indo-Sri Lanka Accord signed in July 1987

          Why India continued to support a terrorist group undermining a SAARC memeber country’s legitimate govt? Wahabism has to be eradicated from all over the world, then why did you seek the support of Israel when Big Bro India is very next to us? Perhaps, you thought once ‘terrorist supporters’ could anytime become a ‘terrorist supporters’??

          Saudi’s maid case and Bangladesh are irrelevant here. I hate to read history-flippers.
          .
          Terrorism is terrorism whatever the cause maybe. You HAVE to denounce all forms of terrorism brother :-)

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            Gaffoor Hassan K,
            First of all India was against the LTTE. It is TELO which paid a hearing to India. Finally it was EPRLF which joined the IPKF after TELO was decimated by the LTTE.
            I do not know why you said thankfully Indra Gandhi was shot dead. She was very careful about Bangladesh and was always on the instructions of G.Parthasarathy. India was concerned about the stability of SAARC and Pakistan and USA did not want to interfere in Sri Lanka. After the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed, it was placed before the UN General Assembly and was applauded by the West. India wanted a peaceful solution in compliance with UN Charter and the SAARC. I don’t think you have ever faced terrorismboth from the LTTE and the Muslim terrorists but I have confronted the terrorists and I don’t know how I overpowered them. It was a miracle.

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              “I do not know why you said thankfully Indra Gandhi was shot dead” – We wouldn’t have Rajiv as PM. Perhaps, Peace Accord wouldn’t have been signed at all and India could have even attacked SL under her, with her support for LTTE. Above all, LTTE wouldn’t have to kill Rajiv and turn India against itself. So if you look at these from Sri Lankan point of view, it makes sense.

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          Ayathuray R,
          You seem to have a lively imagination. Dozens of Indians have been beheaded in Saudi . Please tell us exactly when Indira Gandhi threatened the Saudis ? With a web link?

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            Old Codger, “Please tell us exactly when Indira Gandhi threatened the Saudis ?” – Unless Indra Gandi tells this in an Election campaign, there wouldn’t be any records found. Indian Govt is in a situation to tell Arab countries like this:
            .
            “Please kill, assault, make fun of our people or even employ them without pay. But please do not return them here as we are seriously running out of space on our land”
            ,
            Ayathuray Rajasingam is a joker cum liar.

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    Organization of Islamic countries has nothing to do in legal matters in non-Islamic countries.

    If they’re so interested in SL Muslims, they can invite them & offer citizenship in their countries.

    It’s up to SL Muslims to accept or refuse it.

    Equality of citizens is assured through one law for everybody & SL Muslims have a responsibility to accept it.

    Unless they’re unfit to be Sri Lankans.

    Not at all this organization of Islamic countries should shed crocodile tears for non-Islam Tamil
    people.

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    ” speaker’s move enraged the Muslim community ” but won’t Sampanthan and Sumanthiran, supreme leaders of Tamils. These two will convince the the Tamil community by distributing a few samurthi certificates or fixing some street light bulbs. UNP is well aware of these Tamil politicians’ weakness. So Tamils are” kottauda ” again.

  • 19
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    “general laws will be introduced soon to replace laws governing Muslims and Tamils..”
    is there laws governing Muslims and Tamils….
    the country is a lawless country…
    there is only one law…
    the law of the ruling class whether its UNP or SLFP or SLPP or what ever…
    they are all in to it

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    The members of the O I C have no right to interfere in the internal affairs of Srilanka.Srilankans need one law for all,it is the policy of the goverment.I earnestly request the goverment to implement this law withought further delay.

    • 4
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      singing fish
      You can bet there will be no law passed. This is only talk to get votes at the next elections. Our Modayas will be taken for a good ride again.

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      you dont need one law for all, what we need is economic growth, not racist tyranny by the sinhala buddhists.

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    Prasad Kariyawasam has done the ultimate treacherous act in been a mole in Parliament.Having earned so much and earned even more after retirement what made him do this is a billion rupee issue.He as a diplomat could never emulate the service record of such outstanding figures in our Foreign Service such as Jayantha Dhanapala, HMGS Phalihakkara and Daneshan Casie Chetty among others , even though the man openly declared himself as the best diplomat Sri Lanka has produced todate.What delusional people such fools are ?

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    There should be only one legal system for Sri Lanka.

    Our politicians should have the backbone to streamline our legal system our way.

    The developed countries do not allow this kind of interference.

    Polygamy and child marriages are illegal in developed countries, what ever the ethnic or religious background. Evan in Arab countries like, UAE, the child marriages are illegal.

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    Whoever whatever says, Sri Lanka will come under one law in the very near future as there will never be special laws any race living in this island.

    We totally Jeopardized our National Security because of out side interference and listening to outsiders bickering and there will be no listening to them howsoever loud they are.

    If aybody wants special laws to them according to their race or religion or any other can go to places where they can pratise those as law of the land.

    In Sri Lanka, it is going to be one Common Law to everybody.

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    Sri Lanka , be careful of antagonising the Muslims in general and nit-picking how other countries law works. There are large number of Sri Lankan maids working mainly in mid eastern countries. If they are chase out, all your foreign earnings will have a massive hit.

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    That Asgiriya Moron has called for stoning the muslims, and now the government wants to take away muslims’ social law framework, Sri Lanka is increasingly becoming toxic for muslims.

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      ‘That Asgiriya Moron has called for stoning the muslims, ‘

      Elakiri Thambi what is wrong with that? You should be happy that he is following the Koran.

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        Taraki

        “Elakiri Thambi what is wrong with that? You should be happy that he is following the Koran.”

        Good, if he follows Quran its only proper he disrobed himself, convert and go BACK to OIC countries.

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    Did they advise Singapore?

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    Can we compare speaker’s role today with that of JR period,? JR’s Constitution is today diluted so we need to know what the new amendment clearly states in this regard.
    The Organization of Islamic Countries does not represent Islam or Muslims or their laws, OIC is another UN to support politicians and rulers just like The UN and Human Rights Orgs and NGOs. the difference is the OIC has a majority of countries whose nationals profess Islam as their Religion while the minority members are from states that are mostly from countries whose nationals profess Christianity as their religion, Muslim do not have a single Country that can claim its state is Islamic nor any single organization as an Islamic Authority.
    As far as The Law does not prohibit certain obligatory laws in the Quran, like Property laws (wills) the right to marry four wives but with restrictions (like in Singapore and Morrocco) and preferably permitting or restricting to take more than one wife among divorcees and widows especially burdened by socioeconomic hardship by such women and unless the first wife is barren and unable to bear a child in such case considering marrying an unmarried could be considered that too from a poor family and not wealthy , but introduce a law to seek permission
    from the first wife.
    As for the age of consent rather than increasing the age, the age should remain at 16, but according to the Islamic tradition, the Brides consent must be sort legally along with Medical approval from a qualified gynecologist.
    Besides these main issues, there is not much to change or adapt.
    Let us Muslims of Sri Lanka sort out our issues no need for outside interference.

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    As far as I know the OIC have never interfered before. Why now? Is this a plot to cause unrest by the Rajapakse camp? If so why haven’t the OIC ambassadors denounced it?

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    We should get rid of Roman Dutch law as well because it is a foreign one and go back to the system that prevailed in Sinhale before 1815. Sinhale was not a lawless country. Sinhale had a very good legal system devised by Sinhala Kings. There was a hierarchical court system and there was the possibility to appeal to the King. There were punishments even for cutting down trees. Portuguese, Dutch and British barbarians ruined all that.

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      Dumb eagle,
      Yes, bring back the punishment for murder, ( trampling by elephants ) . Also pounding criminals heads in mortars and being tied to two trees and ripped apart. Even better than Sharia law, no?

  • 0
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    Yepi Raman ..Eagel eye is deaf,dumb and blind always.
    Raman you forgot getting the mother to pound her own child too ..
    Hmmm many more

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    The Turkish Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Dean of the 16 Envoys of the Organisation of Islamist Countries (OIC), must be told that MMDA1950 violates human rights. GoSL has decided to act. The GoSL may appear lethargic but successive GoSLs have survived on lethargy.
    .
    Turkish President Erdogan has taken away ‘Evolution’ from school curriculum because ‘it is difficult to understand’. Young Turks are taught ‘Flat Earth’.
    SL children find ‘Evolution’ easy to understand. Some find it challenging. They do, with ease, visualise a ‘Spherical Earth’.
    Erdogan has banned Turkish women’s right to abortion.
    Lobby by Conservative Lankan Muslims and/or the all male Clergy to ban abortion of Lankan Muslim women, voluntary or otherwise, will not succeed.

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    Totally mischievous news item, with a view to tarnish his clean image of a Genuine Politician and Businessman .
    His reference was to the General Laws of the Country re Civil Procedure Code and Criminal Procedure code not personal Laws , such as Inheritance law, Muslim marriage laws and Mosques and Wakf Act.
    Hon Karu Jayasuriya stands ahead of every other politician in Parliament today.

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    Some readers/commentators on this subject may be interested to read that a senior Muslim authority has pronounced a fatwa on child marriages. The age of marriage is to be at least 18. See Guardian report at:

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jun/21/senior-islamic-cleric-issues-fatwa-against-child-marriage

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    Why Muslim countries talking about one common la to be enacted in Sri Lanka as are they ask from us before they enact laws in their countries?

    No anybody in the ruling hierarchy with strong spinal code to answer as same as answered to Bernard Kuchner and David Milliband during LTTE annihilation fight.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      “No anybody in the ruling hierarchy with strong spinal code to answer as same as answered to Bernard Kuchner and David Milliband during LTTE annihilation fight.”

      What is the reason do you think every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to grope this island?

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