“Let the government prove its commitment to peace and inter-community reconciliation by bringing before the law all extremist groups and their leaders, including Bodu Bala Sena, who spread communal and religious hatred, destroyed peace, and took the law into their own hands.” says a group of Sr Lankans.
We publish below the statement in full;
Remember the ‘Black July’?
It only brought horror and destruction.
Sri Lankan people don’t want another Black July.
The on-going attacks on the Muslim community are deliberately carried out by a small group of extremists.
We should not allow such violence in the name of the Sinhalese and Buddhist people.
Let us not allow another community being harmed in the name of one ethnic community.
We therefore demand:
Let the government prove its commitment to peace and inter-community reconciliation by bringing before the law all extremist groups and their leaders, including Bodu Bala Sena, who spread communal and religious hatred, destroyed peace, and took the law into their own hands.
Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja, Jayathilaka Kammallaweera, Lal Hegoda, Dharmasiri Bandaranayaka, Dr. Liyanage Amarakeerthi, Prasanna Vithanage, Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda, Asoka Handagama, Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya, Ariyawansa Ranaweera, Gamini Viyangoda, Rajitha Dissanayaka, Wijayananda Jayaweera, Victor Ivan, Kathleen Jayawardene, Prof. H.L. Seneviratne, Bimal Jayakody, K.W. Janaranjana, Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, Elmo Perera, Piyal Kariyawasam, Kelly Senanayaka, Dr. Sunil Wijesiriwardene, Somalatha Subasinghe, Lionel Fernando, Tenyson Perera, Anoma Rajakaruna, Upul Shantha Sannasgala, Kaushalya Fernando, Priyankara Ratnayaka, Mahinda Prasad Masimbula, Prof. Desmond Mallikarachchi, Kusal Perera, Susil Siriwardene, Sudarshana Gunawardene, Dr. Udan Fernando, W. Jayasiri, Nandana Weerasinghe, Shanthi Dissanayaka, Deepthi Kumara Gunaratne, Dr. Nimalka Fernando, Bennet Ratnayaka, Dharmapriya Dias, M.D. Mahindapala, Lakshman Mendis, Kapila Kumara Kalinga, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Sujani Menaka, Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Dr. Chandana Aluthge, Saman Wagaarachchi, Mahinda Ratnayaka, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Anurasiri Hettige,Prof. Nilanga Liyanage, Chulananda Samaranayaka, Rathna Sri Wijesinghe, Freddy Gamage, Prof. Velentine Daniel, Mohan Raj Madawala, Vidharshana Kannangara, Gaya Nagahawattha, Keerthi Welisarage, Dr. Harshana Rambukwella, Nimal Ekanayaka, Gihan Fernando, Chandrapala Kumarage, Prof. Patric Ollivel, Deepthi Lamahewa, Henry Warnakulasuriya, Jayasiri Jayasekara, Herman Kumara, Seetha Ranjani, Ajith Rajapaksa, Sisira Yapa.
I am no muslim / June 20, 2014
All these signatories want a regime change. I remember they signed petitions at the Hultsdorf ‘spring’ time as well.
Sun / June 20, 2014
May be Ghanasara also has got more crazy hormones compared to the levels of Guanthanabe high criminals. It is high time, to keep the guy away from any human association. As I got to see in that video he held the latest hate speech – it sounded as if the fish market people started handling their day today business.. Stupid audience though applauded since they were compelled to do so on their contract,not a single man with a bird brain would commend those filthy sinhala commands and demands from minority folks.
If the muslims are called – Marakkalaya – what are the derogotory terms for the sinhalaya… because both of the races have the same nationality …. be them minority of majority they are counted under one SRILANKEN nationality. Latter the president should keep clear to the all folks.
Just stay on the surface of the problems.. problems that create new form of problems will lead to dishharmony among the folks. Just to stay in power to go for self agendas have been known nature of the incumbent president. He cuddles the kids of any farmer, but would not dare to give them milk product price reductions. He speaks nice and palatable to the youth, but never has he held his promises as made to them. This is the culture… this man is beyond all acceptable levels.
Sun / June 20, 2014
If Karuna (former LTTE terrorist) AND KP (former terrorist) and the like men could have been tamed by Megalomaniac.. why cant they fail to control highly aggressive form of pseudo monk – born to spread hatred among the all communities translating no issues into issues of the day ?
So the guesses of anyone that GOTA has close ties with the operation of BBS should be the very truth. They may have inner conflicts between Raja pkashe siblings… focusing on the power devolution among them… but those conflicts cant allow taking the lives of the innocient of the innocient in this island.
We the sinahalya – are born not ONLY to harm the minority folks..
I am ashamed to call me a sinhalaya.
ela kolla / June 20, 2014
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Jinadasa Waduge / June 20, 2014
No they don’t seek for a regime change? They just ask regime to change and implement the rule of law.
Amarasiri / June 20, 2014
They wont enforce the law.
and BBS, remember that are a Para-Sinhala in the terminology of Native Vedda. All except the Native Vedda are Para.
If Paras cannot live in an Egalitarian Manner, in keeping with the culture and ethics of Native Vedda, please leave Lanka, the land of native Vedda, go back to South India, where you came from. The native Veddah cannot tell a Para-Sinhala from a South Indian.
The DNA in Para bodies is proof.
Rohan / June 20, 2014
“All these signatories want a regime change. I remember they signed petitions at the Hultsdorf ‘spring’ time as well. ” Bloody good, people deserve much better than the so called government in the middle. In a genuine election, the current government will thrown in the dust bin. Sadly, there are some idiots still find ways to shoulder the dictatorial family.
Sama / June 20, 2014
We the many ourselves saw on the TV screen how Ghanasara was about to attack Wijitha thera physically on the scheduled meeting supposed to be held at hotel nipphon two months ago. Since then, what has the lanken defence unit or police taken against the public criminal behaviour of Ghanasara. If any poor guy would have done that, he will have faced all the harrasements even facing job transfers or loosing the job, but Ghanasara to put above the law is a more than questionaable to any one who respect morals and ethics related to the nation.
President of the country – as the minister of defence should have clear responses to the above questions. People’s insecurity has now reached to the levels that almost none would dare to risk anything. They keep rethinking.. whether today’s situation is at all safeguarding atleast basic human rights. They boast on their war victories, even ceelbrate them wasting the people s funds, but is there a real security to the common man in this island… what is the difference between war times and today’s situation ?
I cant see any difference between the days RW ‘s cease fire agreements, prior to eleciton of MR, and today’s situation. To that time, too, no soldiers were killed… though at the end only they the terrorist violated the CFA.