20 September, 2019

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JHU Criticises Govt Over CID Interrogations Of Aluthgama Speakers

Buddhist hardline group Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has urged the government to use all available diplomatic channels and state media to counter the negative impressions created on Buddhists and Buddhist monks following the anti-Muslim violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala, alleging a campaign is being carried out by several Muslim politicians including Rauff Hakeem to tarnish the Sinhala Buddhist community in Sri Lanka.

Omalpe Sobitha MP

Omalpe Sobitha MP

JHU Leader, Buddhist monk Omalpe Sobitha in a letter to the President has heavily criticized the manner in which the government has reacted to the violence that erupted in Aluthgama, claiming the government reactions have in turn fuelled the campaigns launched by Muslim leaders to tarnish the image of Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhists.

“Dalai Lama recently made a statement on Sri Lankan Buddhists that is completely misleading. What are the measures that have been implemented to counter such damaging statements?” he has questioned.

Sobitha had gone on to accuse Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem of orchestrating a conspiracy that seeks to tarnish the good name of Sinhala Buddhists before the international community by influencing them into believing the unfortunate incidents that occurred in Southern Sri Lanka are influenced by the majority of Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore he had accused the government of allowing the investigations on Aluthgama violence to continue in a manner that is partial to the Muslim community.

“The assault of the Buddhist monk by a group of Muslim youth on Poson poya day was an extremely sensitive incident. Still, it has been continuously kept out of media reports and it is very disappointing to see that not a single Muslim politician has come forward to apologize for the assault so far,” he has added.

Sobhitha had also criticized the CID interrogations of speakers who addressed the crowds at the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) rally on June 15 while adding they believe an equally serious probe should be carried into determining which side launched the first attack and on who provided leadership for the Muslims in the areas to organize in order to attack the Buddhists.

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    Thank god they didn’t blame that Tamils for this as they usually do.

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      Rev. Omalpe Sobitha MP,

      Do you know that the Sinhala are Para from South India?

      To begin with Sinhala are paras from South India. The same is true for Buddhism, Para-Buddhism. Please Checj the DNA.

      The Land belongs to Native Veddah Aethho, or Native Veddahn.

      The Vedda Tribe

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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

      Tamil-speaking Veddas of Vaharai await war recovery support

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        ‘Yanne koheda malle pol’ ‘where going? I have coconut’. Stupid bugger wants Australians, Americans, Brazilians, Colombians etc and etc to jump to sea and leave natives the land. What about him – Amaraya. I have never seen such an idiot. Ah, a waste of time. Forget it.

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          mechanic and avatars,

          Truth is bitter. “Attha Thittai” in Para-Sinhala.

          You Para-Sinhala guys are the biggest idiots. There is a term for it. “Sinhala Modayas,” or Sinhala Fools or Sinhala Idiots. The proof that Para-Sinhala DNA and the so-called JHU are are all liars just like the Para-Monk Mahanama lies and Imaginations. Otherwise how could such a beautiful land of the Native Veddah be destroyed? The Whole world knows about Para-Sinhala Buddhist Terrorism,

          Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

          Para-Sinhala Buddhism is ab Insult to the Buddha as well.

          JHU is an insult to the Buddha as well

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

          By Sharmini Serasinghe –

          Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!

          The incumbent President has assured more than once, of “religious freedom for all communities, by enhancing interreligious harmony and tolerance”. If he is sincere, then he ought to consider introducing the subject of ‘Comparative Religion’, to all schools, whereby all would understand, the religion of the other.

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        Omalpe Sobitha MP

        RE: JHU Criticises Govt Over CID Interrogations Of Aluthgama Speakers

        You have no Shame. You are an insult to Buddha.

        So, you have a Problem for Questioning the Terrorist instigators?

        CID needs to find if they are guilty. Even when they are guilty, the whitewashing will be over, and the instigators will go free.

        You are a Para-Sinhalese Buddhist Racist. Your DNA in your body is proof that you are a Par from South India. You are behind the Terrorist and Rioters.
        Palitha ia areal and true Buddhist. true Humanist.

        STF and Police betrayed the people; Palitha speaks

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ihEpGDnFWc

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      —- “What are the measures that have been implemented to counter such damaging statements?”
      MP Sobitha, It is easy. Stop these stone age type religious violences and start loving and respecting all human beings as humans beings because you are a human too. Only MP-Sohbita and Drunken Thug Gnane type guys can stop these actions, if you guys stop your foolishness, then there won’t be any damaging statements from anybody. Wise people like Dalai Lama would praise you a lot..

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      These skin heads have no feeling for the human beings. They eat free food and when that food converts into evil force.

      Wait Omalpe the racist dumb wit….death may come to you one day. On that day you will realize what a big bad idea is the racism that you practise in all your life.

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    We should accept how we and our application of Buddhism are being painted in the world. The fault is not with the world but with us.

    JHU is competing with BBS to position who is more stronger opposing and crushing the minority.

    Gothabe is planning to bring BBS in to UPFA seat and ensure the ext ream segments vote

    Opposition is letting the destruction go as it is, thinking that will go to public dissatisfaction on ruling family and that will give a chance to taste the power.

    Moderate Buddhist monks are kept complete silent fearing the Goth backed mob’s reaction on them.

    As general we have to have blind eye on all what happening though this is not the practice and the spirit of the Buddhism we should practice.

    While all flwas are within us, telling others not to tell i am inactive and supportive to violence is not problem from outside. Rather its an opportunity to understand what we stand for and what our actions stand for.

    I ask apology from those victim of our inaction and the terrorist activities of BBS that are backed by the power.

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      Renuka,

      “I ask apology from those victim of our inaction and the terrorist activities of BBS that are backed by the power”

      Why do you need to ask for apology for Crimes committed by BBS in consultation with Gotabaya Rajapalsa?

      But this is What you can do.’

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/stf-police-watched-the-savages-run-riot-claymore-bomb-was-used-on-mosque/

      STF-Police Watched The Savages Run Riot: Claymore Bomb Was Used On Mosque

      Expose, Expose and Expose like

      UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma who came under attack by Sinhalese mobs while rescuing victims, in a startling revelation to the Daily Mirror website, said that a mosque was attacked using “Claymore bombs”

      Tweet, Tweet and Tweet

      Facebook, Facebook and Facebook

      U-Tube, U-Tube and U-Tube

      Locally, Posters, posters and posters and Flyers.

      Sign Petitions. This is called Citizen’s action.

      UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISION: Charge the BODU BALA SENA,(BBS) Its Leader GNANASARA Thero for GENOCIDE

      http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_HUMAN_RIGHTS_COMMISION_Charge_the_BODU_BALA_SENABBS_Its_Leader_GNANASARA_Thero_for_GENOCIDE/?copy

      Why this is important to me

      To STOP further GENOCIDE in Sri Lanka against its peaceful Muslim community similar to the Genocide unleased against them on 15th of June 2014, in southern Sri Lanka. 90% of the people of Sri Lanka are AGAINST this racist violence but NO ACTION is taken by the Government which indirectly supports this groups racist actions and agenda.

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    Hamuduruwani, dan da nagitte “bawanawen”. Where was he all these days, all of a sudden he has woken up from his dream or sleep or meditation! Before you comment on the Muslims please have the decency to comment on your Gnanasara Thero.

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    Dear Rev. Omalpe Sobitha MP

    “Buddhist hardline group Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has urged the government to use all available diplomatic channels and state media to counter the negative impressions created on Buddhists and Buddhist monks following the anti-Muslim violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala, alleging a campaign is being carried out by several Muslim politicians including Rauff Hakeem to tarnish the Sinhala Buddhist community in Sri Lanka.”

    What has the Buddhist Community in Sri Lanka has done?

    1. Spread Hate. They spread hate against the Tamils, the Christians, and Now against Muslims, based on the lies and imaginations of Para-monk Mahanama , in the Land of Native Vedda Aethho.

    2, Indifference. The Mahanayakas are quiet. It takes the Dalai Lama to teach what Buddhism is the Para-Sinhala Buddhists,

    3. The Sinhala are Para-in Lanka, just like the others, in the Land of Native Veddah. Please check your DNA in your bodies. The Para-Sinhala and other Paras came from South India and elsewhere.

    4. The Buddhism, or Sinhala Buddhism is Para too.While the Sinhala Buddhist would like to call themselves civilized, the fact remains they are not civilized, and are Barbarians, based on the events in the Land of native Veddah, during 1915, 1958, 1977, 1983, 2009 and 2014.

    5. What the Para-Sinhala Buddhists practice in Sri Lanka is NOT Buddhism. The Pali Tripitaka was distorted by Para-Monk Mahanama and later on by the so-called Buddhist Para-Nationalists.

    6. With BBS, Sinhala Ravya, JHU claiming lies, and Sinhalese Buddhist lying with No shame, there is no Surprise the Sinhaha Buddhist have got a bad name , including BBS which is recognized as a Terrorist Organization.

    7. The Para-Sinhala Buddhist are not following Dhamma of Buddha. They are following the Dhamma of Mara and MaRa.

    In short, Sinhala Buddhism is Racism.

    Did you ever wonder why there are hardly ant Tamil Buddhista in Sri Lanka?

    Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

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

    Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!

    Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!

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    Idiot. Doesnt seem to know what hes talking. If you dont know just keep your damn mouth shut. Another Bootlicker.

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    Is there a hell worthy enough for these types of impostors I wonder. A disgrace to the entire peace loving Buddhist community. Telling rock splitting lies and that too by a person of his stature being a monk and a political leader. These false claims prove once again to what levels of failure our society and this country has been allowed to degenerate into, just to satiate political ambitions of the ruling clan.

    Is this monk sleep talking or has he lost touch with reality? Hello! Wake up. We are in 21st century with far reaching advances in technology to record, transmit, report and broadcast events worldwide in real time, as it develops on the ground. Hereafter no amount of fibbing, posturing and distorting facts will ever change the reality, as it is captured on camera through multiple sources and from various angles, to prove only one thing, and that is that TRUTH will prevail. It would be better if they realize it now before they lose all respect (or whatever that is left of it) from their constituents.

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      Marwan

      “Is there a hell worthy enough for these types of impostors I wonder. A disgrace to the entire peace loving Buddhist community. Telling rock splitting lies and that too by a person of his stature being a monk and a political leader.”

      The Sinhala Buddhists were taught well to lie by the Para Monk Mahanama lies and imaginations.

      Did you ever wonder why there are hardly ant Tamil Buddhista in Sri Lanka?

      Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

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

      Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!

      Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!

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    I’m sure Rauf Hakeem wishes he has the power to convince the whole world. However the whole world is not as dumb as you want them to be. They can hear,see and smell the rot that is the curse in Sri Lanka. Listen to the whole world they are accurate, we know the truth hurts. Btw, isn’t JHU also the govt? Are you blaming your self?

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    You can begin to see how unintelligent and insensitive these monks really are. Some of them do not even have O/L level education. They are now blaming the victims for speaking out, and calling it “campaigns launched by Muslim leaders to tarnish the image of Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhists.” All Buddhists must stand up against this kind of bigotry too.

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      Man or woman, come with your real Muhammadan name.

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    first you have to understand the problem with your Monks they get free meal, clothes,vehicle,permits for vehicle from the Politician to cover up their dirty works,you all have no family or any other responsibilities just eat and sleep once a while preach (nothing about Buddhism or Load Buddha,s words just teach bad about other Religion, and other Minorities in your Country (Ex Very little knowledge about Muslim Food Halal and Haram )you all live with Minority Complex always thing one Tamils or Muslims is going to take this Country. Change your Mind first see everything with open mind. Teach your Religion to JHU and Dirty BBS and MOB.

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      I always wanted to know this, not that i disagree with your criticism of BBS. I too agree with you on that. I see many muslims state problem with buddhist monks is they get everything free like food.

      Please can anyone explain to me whether Mullas in a mosque are employed or where do they get their funds from?

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    People are fast losing their respect for the Sangha because of the hate-mongering monks of the Devadatta Nikaya!

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      Saman Wijesiri

      “People are fast losing their respect for the Sangha because of the hate-mongering monks of the Devadatta Nikaya!”

      PLUS The

      People are fast losing their respect for the Sangha because of the hate-mongering monks of the Mara Nikaya!

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    You all extremists are very far from Buddha and his teachings. In your entire monk life you haven’t develop anything other than hatred. If you can’t see the cause, how can you blame for effect? First of all try to learn fundamental principles of cause and effect in Budhdha teaching. ( ovata kiyanna ara mokakda Ekak hangagena Thea delineation gahanawa kiyala.) shameless anti Buddhist monks , stop none sense and making unwanted trouble for our nation. Don’t try to be Heros in a empty land. We can manage our selves. You all are extremists and don’t act upon us.

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    Once you mount the tiger you can’t get off it.

    What was started by SWRD continues to this day, thanks to VP too.

    Will the cademic community get out and educate the people before it’s too late?

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    Monk Sobitha,
    “Hamuduruwani, dan da nagitte “bawanawen”.”

    This is because of the Uva election. Another ‘Rajapassa’ stooge.

    I have no faith or respect toward the ‘Cheewaraya’ or the ‘Cheewaradareen’ of Sorry Lanka, who lead a life completely violating the ‘Vinaya’, the essence of Buddha Dhamma .

    Cheewara
    Pindapatha
    Senasana
    Gilanaprathya

    Sobitha, ask yourself first. Are you in a position to preach the masses?, or you are another ‘Gal Atthe’ with a different tone of voice?

    Mettha!

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    Is this Sobhitha thero becoming a Gnanasara apologist or a revolutionary Sinhala Buddhist clone of the BBS. As you rightly say Lankan, where was this Hamuduruwa when Gnanasara and his goons were running riot. and still do under Gotayas instructions.Gnansara is still running free after some rap on the knuckles for being a naughty boy courtesy of the CID.while that poor Wateraka Vigitha Thero is charged and on bail for a relatively minor incident.These guys are all political power hungry frauds not real Buddhists. They do not practice the great religion of our great Master the Gautama Buddha.

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    Sobitha your cooked story of Buddhist monk assaulted proven wrong and istead apologise for killing and ethnic cleansings of Muslims, you want this bloody government to be a racist regime fulfil your selfish dirty agenda.
    You are cruel like your face !!!
    Racism is NOT the solution in a multicultural society.
    Gnanasaras, Sobithas, Champikas, Gammanpillas and Rajapaksas not fit for this century and the society.

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    copied from Shenali D Waduge

    Sinhala-Muslim “Riots”: Sri Lankan local media blackout on version of Ayagama Samitha Thero

    Media has transgressed from its mandated role. The role of reporting and allowing the public to decide has been replaced by media taking upon itself to declare who is guilty and then going to town to use every mode of media coverage to completely tarnish and ridicule their version of the guilty party. What ensued in Aluthgama is one such instance among scores of others. Before going to print the guilty party was already decided and it was just a matter of generating the publicity to embed in the minds of the people who the guilty were. In such a scenario we must be thankful that one local newspaper (though in Sinhala medium) published a version that would never have made it to public domain. The Sunday Divaina, published on 6th July 2014 an interview by Indrajith Subasinghe, with Ven. Ayagama Samitha Thero, the chief priest who was attacked on poson poya 12th June 2014 and recounted incidents that the local English people have purposely shunned from publication.

    Ven. Ayagama Samith Thero took over as chief incumbent of the Kurunduwatte Sri Vijayaramadhipathi temple in Dharga Town in 2009. The temple is said to have a history of over 100 years. There were only 3 priests at the temple. The temple has over 120 dayakas who maintain the temple. Muslims live on the other side of the temple wall.

    The English newspapers have purposely suppressed instances that the Ven. thero had been thrown colored water by Muslim children on bikes while walking to the temple. The thero had not even informed the incident to the dayakas lest it would lead to issues.

    The media also blocked mention of how the other priests walking to the temple had been subject to humiliating remarks and how these priests had recounted with sadness the experience. The thero’s decision to use a threewheeler so as not to subject the other priests and thereby allow room for bigger issues is also worthy of mention but again purposely left out of public domain by the supposedly unbiased media. The cost for the threewheeler usage was borne through the sale of coconuts from 20 trees inside the temple premises which drew Rs.6000.

    Purposely omitted was the most important incident that took place 10 days before the events erupted in Aluthgama.

    Why did the English newspapers and the unbiased commentators omit to mention that a dead cow’s head and 4 dead chickens had been thrown into the temple premises? Was this act an example of peaceful co-existence and how did it tally with the peaceful slogans that are being promoted worldwide with only Buddhists declared the guilty party.

    The English newspapers also blocked out an incident in 2006 when Muslims destroyed the Dharmachakra at the temple premises leading to the Buddhist priests having to withdraw in fear from the temple and the temple being shut for some time.

    The issue of police inaction is highlighted when the thero went to the police to lodge a complaint as to who would thrown carcasses into the temple compound. Not only had the police taken away the evidence they had simply done nothing. The police have a lot to answer for.

    The police of the area cannot deny that over a period of time the behavior of the Muslims in and around Dharga town is what erupted into the clashes that ensued because the police and politicians were taking only one side. Removed from mention was the two policy adopted by the police with Sinhalese being charged for not wearing helmets while Muslims could ride motorcycles without. The people of the area had been silent suffers and none of these grievances have ever made headlines.

    We next come to the most important question. Exactly what happened in Aluthgama.

    No riot takes place without a reason. 12th Jun 2014 was poson poya. The Ven. thero had been returning from a bana held at the Pathirajaweela temple in a threewheeler. The road had been blocked by a threewheeler and a motorcycle and despite the thero’s driver horning 3 times the response had been “Don’t make too much noise, these are our villages”. The thero had beckoned his driver to compose himself and not be intimidated. The thero’s threewheeler was not able to proceed 100metres before a motorcycle with 2 men arrived and attempted to forcibly take the thero’s driver out of the threewheeler. The 2 men were joined by another who came running towards them. The thero had descended and attempted to break the altercation when he was attacked by one person. Upon hearing that an attack was taking place the Pathirajawela temple head priest arrived and asked why a Buddhist monk was being attacked. The response given by the Muslims standing around them was whether he too wanted the same treatment. Not a single newspaper carried how the Prathirajawela chief monk was denied entry to his temple on 13th June 2014 and had to seek assistance of the STF to do so.

    Samitha thero was admitted to the Seenawatte hospital and from there he was taken in an ambulance to Nagoda hospital. There was no Bodu Bala Sena involvement or presence on 12th June 2014 when the thero was attacked by a Muslim man for trying to stop them harassing his threewheel driver. The thero was not a member of Bodu Bala Sena nor did he know them. Therefore, the question is for asking the threewheeler to move so that he could travel to his temple what was the crime that the chief incumbent of the Kurunduwatte Sri Vijayaramadhipathi temple in Dharga Town committed?

    The most important details that do not tie up to the much projected opinion that innocent Muslims were attacked are the series of incidents that have been taking place. Much of the unreported incidents if made known would certainly tip the opinion but we know that media would not do so.

    Please take note that the throwing of the carcasses, throwing of blue dye onto the Buddhist priests, the destruction of the Dharmachakra in the temple, the humiliations that priests walking along the road to the temple passing the mosque was subject to were all done in the absence of any involvement or presence of the BBS. These were all taking place over a period of time. The Buddhists of the area had to silently suffer because neither the police nor the politicians took the issues on the merit of attempting to ensure that people lived peacefully. These grievances numbered many and included how politicians would attend birthday parties of Muslims but not attend the funeral rites of a Buddhist priest. The unheard of grievances were many.

    The Buddhist priests of the temple including the chief incumbent had no history of any altercation with the Muslim community whatsoever to be subject to the abuse and humiliation that they suffered. This background information has been purposely blacked out by media.

    The next question is how did BBS enter the scene. Having heard what had happened to the chief incumbent and been informed by the grieving public, the BBS is said to have decided to bring the priest to the temple with the respect that had been denied to him and conduct a meeting to address the people. The meeting organized was on 14th June 2014 in the evening at the Aluthgama junction turning to Dharga town, two days after the attack on the priest.

    On 12th June at the police station where people had gathered to know what the police was planning to do the police had fired tear gas creating unwarranted tension.

    We next come to the most important question. How did the clashes ensue? After the meeting which had a gathering of close to 10,000, the people were asked to return home while the organizers would take the chief incumbent to the temple. When the people began slowly walking home a single unwarranted act led to what we are told is a Sinhala-Muslim riot.

    It is extremely important to note the next flurry of detail.

    14th June 2014 the day the public meeting was organized was a Saturday. Why would the mosque gather 2000 people at the mosque since there was no reason to gather such a large number of people? Why would the mosque also gather huge stones kept piled to be used, the first of which had struck one of the people calmly returning home? There was no mention of who threw the first stone. For that stone was what led to putting out all the anger and humiliation that the people had been suffering. What is also noteworthy is that there was never any media highlighting the 7 Sinhala homes that had been razed to the ground or the 20 Sinhala homes destroyed there was under reporting of the Sinhalese warded at Nagoda hospital?

    What is interesting is that the 1915 riots began with a stone. The stone happened to have been thrown by the same parties. The Muslims threw the first stone in 1915 at a Buddhist procession no different to the 2014 incident where the first stone descended from the mosque by people who had piled up huge stones with the intent of creating an altercation. Incidentally, the 1915 riots was on a Poson poya just as the 2014 riots. If coincidences are counted further the numbers even add up to 7 for both years.

    There is a pattern to the denigration. All this shows that there has been a very unfair and unjust coverage of the incident and a totally unfair denigration of Buddhists. But, we understand the reasons for this too. It is well within a larger gameplan and one tied to decades of efforts to denationalize and divide the Buddhists and systematically remove the power they have that holds the country together. Sadly, ignorant Sinhala politicians for power and money have become pawns without realizing that they can and will only lead in a nation that is held together by Buddhists. If Sri Lanka ever turns into a South Korea or a Maldives (as the twin plan shows) none of the present lot of Sinhala politicians will ever find themselves eligible for even election or be elected!

    The general reaction as a result of biased media coverage was seen in the manner the usual culprit the Opposition Leader questioned why those attending the BBS meeting had gone through Dharga Town – with lack of knowledge of Sri Lankan landscape the Opposition Leader was not aware that anyone going to Aluthgama had to pass through Dharga town. We can recall his comment on Thoppigala!

    We reiterate again that Sri Lanka’s problems have erupted because of politics and in particular politicians. Likewise, the thero explicitly mentions Rajitha Senaratne as continuing to ridicule the Buddhists as he had been doing in the past. We can only question why such people are given portfolios to continue to mislead and destroy harmony while there are scores of other Ministers doing the same. The Thero in the interview does mention the names of the Transport Minister, Minister Champaka Ranawaka, Provincial Council MP Piyal Nishantha who had looked into the welfare of the Buddhists.

    The Thero had been presented at the meeting arranged during the arrival of the President but he had not got a chance to address his views.

    What the media should have taken time to highlight was how Samitha thero had spoken about the many good Muslims in Dharga town wherein one such Muslim had even visited him in hospital and apologized for the behavior of other Muslims.

    Media is not interested in merit or publishing good deeds and so the many acts that the thero had taken part in was again purposely left out. The media thus never said a word about how Samitha thero distributed sweatmeats during the Sinhala New Year, where he would parcel these items himself and distribute to poor Muslims homes. Media never highlighted how Samitha thero would give coconuts and jackfruits from the temple compound to poor Muslims as well. Samith thero in the interview cited an occasion where a poor Muslim operating a tractor who had met with an accident had come to him to ask Rs.2000 but the thero had only Rs.1000 and had given it saying he did not need to return the money. Why did the media purposely omit to mention how Samitha thero had chanted pirith at the Nagoda hospital to sick Muslim children or the fact that even the temple compound is being given to a poor Muslim to maintain so that he would have a livelihood. It was to such a Buddhist priest that the Muslims attacked in Dharga town. Should the people have not been given these details to decide for themselves who the guilty were?

    Moreover, much has been left out. There is never mention of the Muslim-Muslim rifts and how far the Sufis of Sri Lanka are being targeted by fellow Muslims via Wahhabi funded movements, groups so much so that these people are being forcibly evicted from where they lived. The media blackens out how far the Wahhabi influence is what contributes to the change in Muslim dress, manipulating Muslims in their submission to the religion to adopt Wahhabi cultures and behaviors that are not only distancing Muslims among Muslims but creating the dent in peaceful co-existence.

    Dr Ameer Ali, a scholar and former Advisor to the Australian Government has quite rightly asked that Muslims should first wonder whether they want to be Muslims of Sri Lanka or Muslims in Sri Lanka. He says that Muslims are self-segregating themselves calling it a ‘self-inflicted alienation’ and then blaming the Sinhala Buddhists. Dr. Ali’s advise for Muslims to indulge in self-introspection ended up in him being at the receiving end of vituperative attacks by Muslims themselves. A Muslim himself is declaring that Muslims in Sri Lanka were not intermingling. Dr. Ali also highlighted an aspect that thus far had not been openly mentioned and that was to question why Muslims did not hoist the national flag and most do not even know the national anthem. Dr. Ali was compassionate even to view the manner why cattle slaughter was being objected to, and also confirmed what we have been saying all the while that the abaya was never seen in Sri Lanka until immediately late 2000 and he confirms too that the abaya has nothing to do with Islam and it was on this argument that France secured the ban. That the politicians and corrupt municipal and provincial counsils have allowed mushrooming churches and mosques was highlighted in 58 mosques in Kattankudy some with less than 20 people attending.

    History has repeated. The police were bribed in 1915 to stop drumming when the Buddhist perahera was passing the mosque along the perahera route. Unwritten laws were violated by Muslims no different to the grievances that had been omitted by media. It was the Sinhalese Buddhists who were arrested by the British Government. Punishment for offence was to be death. D S Senanayake, his brother F R Senanayake, D R Wijewardena and D B Jayatilake were also arrested, falsely charged and imprisoned. Martial law was declared. It was Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan a real statesmen who came to the rescue and travelled to England to argue the case on behalf of the Sinhalese. Sir Ponnambalam argued the case so well that not only was he able to transfer the Governor, recall the head of the British military but get all the Sinhalese released as well. The horse drawn carriage arranged in Colombo was not drawn by horses but by all the illustrious Sinhala leaders who carried Sir Ponnambalam to his residence to show their appreciation. We wonder whether Sri Lanka will ever have such leaders.

    The cause of the 1915 riots was the inept handling of sensitive issues ignoring the sensitivities of the Buddhists in a Buddhist civilization that they had built and have been throughout claiming acknowledgement of. The 2014 incident has been a sad repetition. The media has much to account for the mischief that ensues in Sri Lanka.

    Shenali D Waduge

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      Shenali Wadduge is a third rate writer who will sell her soul tot he devil

      She is only good for chaps like Fathima Fukushima (Lorenso)

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      Bebon

      Shenali “Shill” Waduge is a liar. She Lies at shill places like lankaweb. JMO lies, Police lies, Buddhist Monks lie, ministers lie, the president lies… all Para-Sinhalese Buddhists..

      In this write up, Sg
      he lies and distortions. She Must be a Para-Sinhala Buddhist, and living to her expectations of lying.

      Want to know the truth?

      Get the real eye witness news, Also womens Collective Report.

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      A classic case of lying to suit the script. In this whole write-up not a single incident happened in favor of the victims. Doesn’t that really say something, even after all that video evidence out there to prove the opposite. The truth is we know the background of these writers who have to sing for their supper. Another is Rajpal. All in same category. You need to take what they say with a ‘table spoon’ (not ‘a pinch’) of salt.

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      Really? So when the 1st incident happened the Priest was traveling on a three wheeler and not a van?…. ummm all other accounts contradict to this sole accont of Shenali…. As claimed…if the kids had thrown colored water, why was no action taken? at least to talk it over with the Masjid authorities and the Police… This is all cooked up just to cover face…

      THE WORLD HAS WATCHED THE CARNAGE unleashed on the Muslims at Dharga Town.. after the Infamous speech of Glabodaththe gandassara where he said.. Aluthgamata Aba Saranai…Since the issue has gone world wide and viral.. the supporters of BBS, JHU Sinhala Ravaya and the likes or Waduwa ge doni Shenali wants to change the opinion of OTHERS… 2 bad its well past time….to cover up.. the truth has already been told and witnessed BY EYES …. not word of mouth…

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        Snowden Edward Asange

        “Really? So when the 1st incident happened the Priest was traveling on a three wheeler and not a van?…. ummm all other accounts contradict to this sole accont of Shenali…. As claimed”

        Shanali Shill Waguge is a Liar.

        Champika Ranawaka or Boruwaka ids Liat

        The List of liarts is long.

        They are making up a story after the fact, and fumbling on it. 100 lies will not cover one truth.

        They are called Para-Sinhala “Buddhists”. Prvovable. Check their DNA

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      Shenali Waduge [Edited out]

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    Muslims and their apologists and anti Rajapakses are following Goebbels theory. They are write in competition as if to beat each other to promote untruth, half truth and utter lies about how riot started.

    Must appoint a commission to look into what started this riots. BBS must take this matter further.

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    While humankind has evolved, this baboon has not even started. Just for argument sake, let us assume that, as this baboon has claimed, a group of Muslim youths had triggered the monks to react. And the outcry that others are having a wrong perception about Buddhism. Of course, if these people behave like baboons, and run riot and are the personification of abject violence and bad language, no one is going to treat them like saviors or angels. These are unprincipled, uneducated baboons dressed in the monks robes and have themselves to blame for tarnishing the name of Buddha and Buddhism. There is another sane and reverend face to Buddhism, in the person of the Dalai Lama who had chided these baboons. I was constantly reminded actually of the baboon when Gnanasara talks. Where even the Enlightened One had/has failed to teach and drive sense into these goons, what else can help these baboons? It is now the time for the Muslims to learn some valuable lessons and I am sure the next target, if it has not yet begun, would be the Christians. Just beware.

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    Mr.Sobitha, let me give you some advice…”You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house”..Where was your big mouth when the Prime minister, the Minister of buddhism was importing the biggest shipment of drugs to the country? Four people were killed by the sinhalese mob during the riots, including three muslims…As buddhists we are even not allowed to kill a mosquito..You do not say one word about those murders nor you do not explain how these people were killed and their houses were set on fire during the curfew..You call yourself a buddhist monk? Your biggest problem is the harthals by muslims, not the murders..You make us sick to our stomachs..Hakeem tarnishing our image? Bitch Please! If there’s anyone tarnishing the image of the sinhalese,it’s you..A bunch of low life hypocrite punks dressed in robes, telling us what to do..Whenever one of your devadatta boys open your filthy mouths to say some absolutley dumb shit, nothing comes to our minds except pure sudda sinhala…Karanna deyak nattan siwura galawala gedara pala!

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    Following behaviour pattern of Muhammadans is formulated with excerpts from ‘defendproclaimthefaith’.

    At 1% of the population,
    Muslims are a peaceful community: They begged help from our kings and even fought with them against invaders and even bestowed dana to sanga as Ashroff said. Perfectly peaceful community.

    At 2- 3%,
    Muslims start proselyting from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups: We have seen this also in Sri Lanka. Many Tamils have been converted to Islam by deceptive means. Hambayas started to arrive in Sri Lanka in hordes and settle down along the west coast.

    At 5% – 7%,
    Muslims start to exercise an inordinate influence on the majority in proportion to their percentage of the population: Starting of the first Sinhala-Muslim riots in 1915 is the best example. Hambaya demanded aged old Sinhala Buddhist perahara be stopped and then threw stones at it. When the dust settled down, Muhammadans started building Madrassas and mosques much more than needed to their population. For example, there are more than 42 mosques in one sq. mile Kattankudy town for 42,000 Muslims.

    When Muslims reach 10%,
    They instigate lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. Muslim started Beruwala and Aluthgama riot is the typical example.

    After reaching 20%,
    Muslims expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning. Muslim in Ethiopia – 32.8% is the best example.

    At 40%,
    you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare. Muslims in Bosnia – 40%, Chad – 53.1% and Lebanon – 59.7% are the best examples.

    From 60%,
    Muslims will rule the country. And can expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels. Muslims in Malaysia – 60.4%, Qatar – 77.5%

    After 80%,
    You can expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide. Muslims in Bangladesh – 83%, Egypt -90%, Gaza – 98.7%, Indonesia – 86.1%, Iran – 98%, Iraq – 97%, Jordan – 92%, Morocco – 98.7%, Pakistan – 97%, Palestine – 99%, Syria – 90%, Tajikistan – 90%, Turkey – 99.8%, United Arab Emirates -96%. The state religion of all these countries is Islam.

    100%
    Muslims will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam”. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Is that what we want for our children?

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      Information picked up from another Islamophobia site. We Muslims don’t go around attacking Buddhism and rake up the muck from under your feet. So why don’t you leave us alone to our fate. We can solve our own problems.

      Banda, you are always planning and scheming up strategies to denigrate and project Muslims as being insensitive, intolerable, murderous and uncouth. And sure towards that end, there are plenty of websites to whet your a appetite. But why not focus on how Muslims in SL get along as a minority in this country. Just as much as our small country needs big brother India’s protection, to prevent large scale exploitation from foreign forces, through protection and securing of our maritime borders, etc., we too as minority Muslims living in SL, need big brother Sinhalese Buddhists protection for us to feel secure to carry out our religious obligations without a hitch, to carry on doing business and watch its growth towards success, our livelihood and our family life to make it joyous and pleasant. In return, we give our share towards welfare of the country through taxes, contribute towards the national growth, donate towards upkeep of hospital wards, donation for so many events like Avurudu events, etc., the list is endless. What do we get in return, death, death threats, looting, arson, hate speech to arouse public anger, misleading and falsified insinuations, terror threats, our families are frightened out of their wits, sleepless nights, our little ones suffering fear psychosis syndromes. To achieve your ends, you use the full force of your overpowering might as a majority of 70% of the population to crush us Muslims, just 10% in population, using trumped up charges of Muslim extremism, falsified charge of beating up of Buddhist monk, provoking anger and hatred at Muslim eating, dressing and breeding habits, including imaginary threats of a Muslims uprising and take over of country in a few years down the line. All cocky nonsense, I say. But your people buy it wholesale without pausing to think. All in the name of saving Buddhism from extinction. And for that reason, anything goes. They swallow the bait hook, line and sinker. Imagine if India with 1 billion population wields its big stick on little Lanka with only 20 million population, how would you feel?

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    Rev.Omalpe Sobitha MP has just woken up from deep slumber.
    Didn’t he know that this catestrophe had been igniting for the past two years.

    This whole drama including the assault of Buddhist monk was a pre-planned drama. Nobody will ever believe that two Muslim men assulting a Buddhist monk when they already knew that troubles were waiting to errupt.

    How about monks and thugs involved in a shop fire in Aluthgama a month before this incident. Nobody was caught. All of these finally contributed for this mayhem.

    Too little too late. Now the news have spread throught the world and now a travel ban been imposed on BBS Gnanasara thero.

    Sri Lanka fast heading towards destruction and anarchy.

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    SL Buddhism as practiced by BBS is being flushed down the public loo, in-spite of its claim to fame as being the ‘Honors of Buddhism’ in an otherwise serene country.

    The sad part is none of the Mahanayake Theros of all the four Nikayas just couldn’t agree to come together to issue a joint statement condemning the violence which caused death and destruction, instigated by a constituent member splinter group. Whereas the Ven. Dalai Lama from far away Tibet felt the tremors of its implications to the Buddhist philosophy and issued a reminder that this was not something the Great Leader would approve of. This is the stark reality of Buddhism in SL, denied and deprived of judicious leadership to safeguard its noble and pristine teachings to embrace it keep it alive and well, free of misrepresentation and distortion, as it passes through the ravages of time. And it took a Muslim to tell you that.

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    So….. there are no issues regarding the hate speech by GAG at Aluthgama.
    JHU and the 23 other Buddhist Associations have forgotten one of the most important precepts of the Dhamma…… “Musavada Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadiyami” ie..to abstain from lying.
    Hence they are practicing Hipocrism and not Buddhism.

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    “The assault of the Buddhist monk by a group of Muslim youth on Poson poya day was an extremely sensitive incident. Still, it has been continuously kept out of media reports and it is very disappointing to see that not a single Muslim politician has come forward to apologize for the assault so far,” he has added.

    What about when his testicles were squeezed in parliament by a government minister who is now a cabinet minister ?

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      Best comment Mendis.. You should have put this ball story as the first comment… How We all forgot about this…

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    Oh yes,21st century Srilankan invention!Criticise in
    public and embrace in private!New version of
    patriotism.What a show of religious unity!Hakeem,
    Fouzi,JHU,Wimal Jokers & Co.Tolerance among company
    directors is at the zenith of anytime in the history.
    Hangmen job in Welikada is another venture they are
    fully qualified to take up!

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    No remorse for 4 murders 80 injured in shooting looting burning etc for provocation hate speech all this for throwing colour water, hurled a stone n traffic block (sic.) the anology of 1915 itself shows this is pre planned. At this rate a muslim diaspora will be strengthened there after there will be calls to them like how they call tamil diaspora to return: ‘there is no safe place like lanka to save your culture, identity’-president.

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