23 August, 2017

Maithri’s Gazette On Lands Adjacent To Wilpattu National Park

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Calculated Move to Prevent Muslim Refugees from returning to their lands?

On Friday 24 March 2017 President Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette notification, during his official visit to Russia, declaring around 100,000 acre lands adjacent to Wilpattu National Park as “forest conserves”.

The inevitable question is why it was signed in Russia in such mighty hurry as if the whole world was coming to an end. Why didn’t he sign it in Sri Lanka. This controversial gazette, signed without taking into consideration the rights of Muslims refugees from the area, has caused serious concern among Muslim and triggered an unwanted controversy at a time when the country faces several acute political, economic and social crises.

Muslims now suspect this as a carefully planned and executed conspiracy to deprive them of their lands. They believe that racist elements have exploited the state machinery and misled President Sirisena to issue this gazette notification. They consider so called discussions with Muslim delegations planned by officials on the issue are only to hoodwink Muslims.

It is known that Sinhala racist elements were trying to block Muslims who, lived for ages in some of these villages and kicked out by LTTE fascists during the ethnic war, from returning to their lands from refugee camps and rebuild their shattered life.

Racists who persecuted Muslims during Rajapaksa regime, began a vicious campaign, distorting facts and misleading the nation, accusing Muslims of illegally clearing forests adjoining Wilpattu National Park and settling down there. Muslim refugees were only trying to return to their lands.

This controversy prevented Muslims from returning to their lands.

Already a comprehensive report prepared after extensive research by a six member team of academics led by Professor Shahul Hasbullah of Peradeniya University on the issue was submitted to President Sirisena. The report explained that the contested area in question was not located in Wilpattu. Returnees of the refugees remains the crux of the matter, but the ongoing controversy labelled returnees as ‘criminals’.

Under such circumstance one would expect President Sirisena, elected with the complete support of the Muslim community, to be fair by the Muslim refugees who neither asked nor encroached government lands. All what they wanted was to return to their own lands. They expected President Sirisena to conduct an impartial inquiry and understand the facts before issuing such gazette.

It was not done. As a result Muslims’ legitimate rights were dismissed. Frustrated and angry Muslims expected Muslim parliamentarians to jointly meet President Sirisena, explain the injustice and persuade him to withdraw the gazette.

Unfortunately Muslim parliamentarians who are keen on positions than the interests of the community failed to respond. They , especially those from Sri Lankan Muslim Congress which has ended up as Munafiq’s ( hypocrites) Congress, are busy accusing each other of  corruption, adultery, fraud and other such evil deeds displaying their moral bankruptcy disgracing the helpless community.

Instead of joining hands with Minister Rishard Bathiudeen to help ensure the rights of Muslim refugees Minister Rauf Hakeem and his team of sell outs started a vicious campaign against Minister Bathiudeen forcing Senior Minister A.H.M. Fawzie to caution   them.

Even former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said recently that Muslim politicians do not raise issues faced by the community unlike Tamil politicians who always raise issues of concern to Tamils. Even SLMC’s ousted general secretary Hassan Ali said recently the SLMC failed to raise Muslim issues. Perhaps he waited until he was removed from his post to make this statement.

However tension began to rise among Muslims accusing the government of abandoning them and pampering the very racists whom Maithri-Ranil team pledged during elections to contain.

With   Muslim parliamentarians failing to respond, the Muslim civil society took the initiative to take up the issue and held a meeting at All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema, ACJU, office in Maradana on Thursday 31 March 2017.

One of the participants told me that they met ACJU to try to use Friday Juma sermons to explain the crisis to Muslims. The need to use Juma sermons to educate Muslims of the challenges faced by the community has been a long felt one. Knowledgeable Muslims make repeated appeals urging ACJU  to use Juma sermons to address serious issues threatening the community. However this fell on the deaf ears of ACJU. Most Friday sermons were confined to subjects often irrelevant to the time.

ACJU has so far miserably failed in this respect and it cannot make any contributions to political issue. Under such circumstance involving ACJU is nothing but politicizing an organization which refuses to come out of its medieval mindset.

Meanwhile a Muslim delegation met President’s Secretary Palitha Abeykoon following day on 1 April 2017 to put forward their views to be passed on to President Sirisena.

During the meeting Minister Bathurdeen pointed out the unjust nature of the gazette while parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman said before signing this gazette President Sirisena should have spoken to Muslims. He said even now it is not late. The President could appoint a commission or a committee to verify facts and take a decision instead of simply throwing Muslims who suffered for more than three decades due to a racist war which is not of their making.

In the midst during a television discussion Minister Feizar Mustapha who owes his ministerial portfolio to  Sinhala political leadership defended the gazette notification saying Muslims were not affected by the gazette notification. This is not strange as he also defended former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa when he demolished Muslim owned house in Slave Island and threw them with their families on the road.

Instead of displaying his ignorance trying please Sinhala leadership Minister Mustapha should have attended the special National Shoora Council meeting during which Professor Hasbulla explained in detail the calculated damage done to the Muslims of the area.

National Shoora Council NSC, umbrella organisation of 18 national Muslim organizations, which formed a committee  to explore measures to ensure the rights of Muslims refugees, held a special meeting on 5 April 2017.Chaired by NSC chairman Tariq Mahmud the meeting was attended by several Muslim parliamentarians, lawyers, prominent journalists and other intellectuals.

Professor Hasbulla made a comprehensive presentation explaining how the gazette notification deprived Muslims of their land and confining them to a Gaza type enclave. He said only 40 percent of  the Muslim refugees have returned so far and around 60 percent of them are awaiting to return. The question is where to settle the refugees awaiting to come as, under this gazette notification, they cannot claim their own lands.

Meanwhile in a press statement Muslim civil society   said President Sirisena was misled to believe that the IDPs were encroaching the Wilpattu National Reserve, which he later withdrew and declared that “Not an Inch of Wilpattu Land” has been encroached.

Unfortunately, once again, anti Muslim forces have managed to convince the President to declare large extents of private and permit lands of Muslim IDPs as a forest conserve. This is total violation of the “Right of Return” of these patriotic citizens whose only crime was opposing the division of the country by the LTTE.

They called upon President Sirisena to withdraw the Gazette notification.

Muslims also begin to suspect that the anti-Muslim campaign carried out with violence under Rajapaksa government has been carried out invisibly by racist elements in the administration now.  Thus Muslims in general they begin to think that for them so called yahapalanaya government is no different from Rajapaksa regime.

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    Latheef mum on Child Marriage, but this issue irks him. Wilpattu National Park is what it says on the tin, not another settlement project, the Wild Animal sanctuary are declining due to these misjudged settlement plans all over the Country and bring the Human Animal conflict, and as always it is the wild life that suffers and a nation as a whole. so much of land uninhabited in this nation and this particular spot is a must. This has nothing to do with muslim as the person drags it to be. still i am shocked not to see his usual Israel / USA cia, Mossad Indian Hindu conspiracy rants, Now what is he suspicious of the Russians??? Waiting the next article.

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      We will get ISIS fighters to come and shoot all the animals in Wilpattu national park dead so that there will be no hue and cry about protecting wild life. Koran says in order to propagate Islam and to conquer land you are permitted to commit murder and ethnic cleansing. So why not animals which are standing in the way of Islamic expansion in that area.

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    some where it says, world Muslims congress is active in Sri lanka, they want to spread muslims all over Sri lanka.

    that is what all this commotion is.

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      Some say BBS terrorists signed a deal with budhist trrrorist from Myanmar. Their idea is to convert everybody into budhist.

      That is what all this commotion is

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    Latheef nana,

    Another article by a typical Muslim with lies mixed with Al-Taqiyya, Al-Kitman, Al-Muruna, Al-Tawriya,etc,etc.

    There are no Muslim IDPs in Sri Lanka. So called Muslim IDPs are all hoax. Muslim IDP drama was choreographed by then MR government to get votes at UN, MR even donated US$ 1 million in financial assistance to Palestine.

    Nobody lives in the poorly built huts which were build the the most corrupt politician whose family members own 5000 or so acres. The corrupt politician’s henchmen are patrolling in the Wilpattuwa jungle. As the LTTE terrorism began, Muslim people in north went back home to Tamil Nadu. Few families may have settled in Puttalama. Besides those Muslims’ previous generation were known as Kallathonies/ illegal immigrants, they got their fraudulent Sri Lankan birth certificates and land deeds through corrupt Muslim lawyers and corrupt Muslim Justices of peace. 90% Muslims are recent illegal immigrants.

    There are no land deeds, no pictures of alleged IDPs. Badudeen was struggling to answer on Derana 360 program, he was lying on the program.

    How come there are 4 million Muslims even though official statistics show that Sri Lanka’s Muslim population is less that 1 million? Fraudulent SL birth certificates are common among Muslims.

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      Yo John,
      just tell us as to where you found these terms (Al Taqiyya, Al Kitman, Al Muruna, Al Tawriya???)which is found no where but the Jewish sponsored JHU and Ganasara thuggery inc.

      No where in the entire Islamic history that these terms are associated with it. The people who has a little bit of Islam and its history will laugh throu their posterior when gobbasenas come up with dumb theories to denigrate Islam with their Pro-Jewish anti Islamic propaganda tid bits picked up from its garbage sites to quote in a forum of this kind to brave oneself as a Genious….. Stupid Scumbags .

      Look , the Sri Lankan state is completely under the Jewish control from a long long time. As the nation got indioendence from the Jewish controlled British, they made sure that they employ their mind controlled dumb freaking nuts, the Sinhala racist elites to take over the control from them. So, we got the gobbasenas in the likes of DS, Banda, JR and tge rest if their ilks as rulers, who are Freemasonic Sinhala Jews.

      watch this… https://youtu.be/nIxeywo8DP4
      Buddhism Exposed (Buddhism = Satanism)

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        Hah…Haa!

        So you weren’t aware that non Muslims are aware of true Islamic instructions.

        Islam has failed Muslims.

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          Yo John,
          The Buddhism you are practising is a creation of the Jews created in the lines of Luciferian Talmudic doctrines to cause maximum damage to the humanity as a whole. See, you guys are being mind controlled and duped into believing Islam as the enemy as the Jews knows that you are dumb lot who cannot think or see all the truth starking at your bloody stinky face.

          I bet you didnt watch the video above. There are some interesting points that webdiscovered on the origins of the Buddhist beliefs and practices. The Buddha statues comes in many forms and postures that nobody could not understand why that it was so.

          But, now with awakening of the humanity to the truth which was kept secret by the elites (Jewish kabal) the real face of the buddhism is exposed.

          Non Muslims of your kind knows no balls…. but there are a kind of people who are bringing the true message of Islam into the fore in the Western World explained very much better to a non Muslim audience by a Christian….

          watch this and go crazy…..
          “Understanding Islam “- by Matt Davies

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            What a pity. people who believe only one creator that is so called almighty Allah claim that buddhism is the creation of jews. ha……..ha,,,,,,,,,ha. what pity. that itself proved that their belief existence of so called almighty is a myth.first they tried to convince buddha is a prophet but failed as buddhism does not talk on oneness of god or any god. as per buddhism gods too are members of demon family. no omniscience or omnipotence. just an energy wave. no form or shape.very poor lot. greedy of merit to become human in next reincarnation.now trying something else.

            Islam is the carbon copy of talmudic belief. so called koran contain all the verses that stated by talmudic literature. go and get suicide for your foolishness so far worshipping unknown so called god. what a pity..

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              Yo Ranjith,
              You know, the Buddha statues has many postures. One posture is the hand sign showing the thumb and the index finger touched and the other three fingers left open. Thats the sign of the devil 666. The number of the beast.

              Next, he is always shown protected by the cobra…..sometimes multi headed…. the Satan is called the serpent by the esoteric tradition and is associated with the evil that made man commit sin.

              The Kabbala and the Talimud is filled with snake stories and the veneration of the serpent.

              Aleister Crowley who called himself the Beast, an evil man who practiced sex magick and unbelievable evil has recognised Buddhism as his favorite as it matches his evil philosophy.

              Adolf Hitler ordained his right hand man Himler to study Buddhism and sent him on an expedition to Tibet to get the spiritual backing for his NAZI plans.

              many evil people saw Buddhism as a refuge for their mass murders as they are all reject God. When the God is removed from the minds, that person is mind controlled to believe himself as the god and he goes about killing innocent human beings… look at Wirathu of Burma…. Gnanasara, Anagarika, elley gunawangsa… all blood thirsty criminals.

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                radical idea

                as per our belief nobody above the human.human can control everything with their mental power.buddha statue posture you are mentioning here goes back to era of first lord buddha. present reign is twenty eighth buddha called gautama. as such your saying is bullshit. at that time talmud not even existed. Cobra shelter depict qualities of the buddha like kindness to all living beings.that may varies artist to artist as per their knowledge of buddhism and their faith towards buddha.that is that nothing else.for us all the evil is only an energy source human can exploit them and tame them for their advantage like sea current converted to electricity. electricity to lights and kinetic energy.we believe in modern science only in conformity with buddhism nothing else.

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                  Yo Ranjith,

                  I think you are very very limited in your knowlwdge about the world and its system that functioning right at the moment. All your knowledge speak a loud about the modern day INDOCTRINATION which is going on for the last 500 years as designed by the EVIL Jewish/Jesuit Order imposed tyranny on the humanity.

                  For example:
                  Your point on ( we believe in modern science only in conformity with buddhism nothing else.)….
                  – Isnt it stupid to call the MODERN JEW invented lies be called as modern science????
                  – What is modern science…? The coppernicus theory of Helio centric world is science?
                  – Do you believe that the MAN LANDED ON THE MOON?????
                  – Do you believe that ATOMIC BOMB is a reality?????
                  – And the poison filled VACCINES are a protection for human beings?????
                  – Dinosaurs are a truth???? Existed???? and the real proofs are available????
                  – Monkeys/ apes became human beings????
                  – The earth is round and its circulating around the sun????

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                    yes I believe all as it is in conformity with what I learnt as B.Sc graduate with physic chemistry and mathematic. Also all are in conformity with my teacher and leader great lord buddha’s teachings as well. do not talk bullshit.do not be religion fanatic.

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                      Ranjith,

                      By believing the narrative of the Zionist Jewish Authority you have become one of the unfortunate dumbed persons to get in trapped in their mass deception….

                      Deception :

                      1. The Heliocentric Model- This theory was first proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus who was a Polish Jew (Crypto Jew) working for the Vatican as an astronomer. This is a blatant lie and a deception that is being ripped from top to bottom of its hidden truth and the Zionist agenda which is working from behind the scenes to design, promote and propagate it to fool the masses and keeping them away from knowing the real truth which is that the EARTH IS FLAT. They have some secrets to hide from the mankind.

                      2. The moon landing hoax – is another one of their huge blunders as that its impossible man to land on the Moon due to the Van Allen belt radiation. The astronauts did not go anywhere but swimming around in the earth’s atmosphere if they were really went in a rocket.

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                  Ranjith,

                  Your point (human can control everything with their mental power.)….
                  – Human beings cannot do anything except making the limited mental controls.
                  – Human beings cannot even control the urge of urination for more than a few hours….
                  – All his achievements in the field of physics needs the GOD created raw materials and the natural laws to attaining them.
                  – He does not know his own beginning and he has no control over death.
                  – Man is helpless in so many ways.
                  – All the men who spoke about NO GOD cannot explain how things are working in the system in a methodical way. Which also means that all his explanation has no clear evidence nor any substance to prove them.
                  – Men can come only in theories to explain his views on things that he cannot understand that which cannot be proven in a believable way, but mostly all of them are nothing but conjectures – like the NIRVANA and the Evolution (the dumbest theories the man has ever produced)

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                    you think that way but proper meditation practice man can control his body. that is the truth we believe.

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                  Ranjith,

                  Your point: (buddha statue posture you are mentioning here goes back to era of first lord buddha. present reign is twenty eighth buddha called gautama.)

                  So, this will mean that the Buddha created his own image? and expected you guys to worship it????
                  Or worship them????

                  Since we find many shapes and facial differences in these statues, no one could, for sure, to point at the correct figure of the Buddha. Which also means that people can be duped into believing whatever is presented in the name of Buddhism by anyone who calls himself a Buddhist. That means that there’s no control of the truth from becoming corrupted. This is the opening for the evil Jew to infiltrate into the system to corrupt it from within with their BABYLONIAN TALMUDIC idol worshipping practices to destroy the humanity to prevent them from becoming GOD consciousness to battle evil.

                  This is how the JEWS were able to bring some human beings to worshipping idols that are unimaginable and low things like animals and reproductive organs…..

                  When GOD puts man above all other creations, man, due to his arrogance (thinking that he is super knowledgable about the mysteries of the universe), with his limited knowledge, goes to the depth of the low levels in worshipping above mentioned things. Man is ignorant!

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                    whatever posture or shape immaterial. e do not worship anybody. just pay our homage as thankful lot for great human for his service.artists make statue as per they imagine it. buddha has nothing to do with it.what buddha wanted his followers to was to practice his teaching whenever possible. we are atheists. do not believe in any god.as I said those are source of energy only.man can manipulate them. nobody above the man.there is no thing called gods in anywhere. it is a bullshits. that is that.

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                  Ranjith,

                  The most important point in your explanation is this:
                  “….the evil is only an energy source human can exploit them and tame them for their advantage…”

                  This is where the believers of Buddhism touched the EVIL BUTTON. This is the switch used by the JEWS to infiltrate into other cultures/races and start destroying the earth and its inhabitants (non-Jews/ or Goyim) from within their belief system.

                  The Jewish Rabbis created the TALMUD that teaches a JEW to rape a 3 year old child or a baby of the GENTILE RACES (Goyim/Non-Jews) and call the rest of the mankind as cockroaches, pigs, dogs, and the waste products of the earth that must be exploited, stolen, raped and killed. All those actions do not be considered a SIN.

                  Because, when the man is removed from a creator GOD idea and put him in (as you say-there is nobody above human) position, he becomes the GOD. That’s why it is helping them with dumb theories of Evolution, Man attaining Godhood, Re-Birth, Nirvana to fool the masses.

                  All the mass murderers in the history of mankind has or had been favourites of Buddhist idea of Atheism. Hitler, Bolshevism, Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, Judaism….all favours Buddhists and the JEWS enjoy killing them too.

                  Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos etc….were in the CIA/Mossad programs of annihilation through mindless WARS.

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                    bullshit bullshit and bullshit.

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          Johnny boy

          “Islam has failed Muslims.”

          Do you know that you have failed your parents, your grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, wife, daughters, sons, grand children, ……. and a failure to yourself and entire humanity?

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    Minority communities living in their small isolated worlds, voicing their grievances to the empty space above, not hearing or noticing that others too have pressing grievances.

    Muslims affected by the Wilpattu land grab and Tamils affected by Mullikulam land grab protesting 500 metres from each other, hardly noticing the other community.

    Give us more Shreen Saroors who speak and work hard for the rights of everyone.

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    As long as Muslim spokespersons speak only on matters hurting ‘Muslim interests’ and their Tamil counterparts only Tamil interests and Sinhalese only Sinhalese interests, nothing will be achieved for the victims of war who should be seen as victims of war irrespective of ethnicity.

    One should start with the most affected sections who are denied their right to livelihood and living in dire conditions.

    Anyone who speaks of the pains of people other than the ones with whom he/she identifies himself/herself gains friends who will support any just cause.
    When one narrows one’s concerns, one is isolated.

    I have seen enough anti-Muslim, anti-Tamil and anti-Sinhala venom on these pages. Those spitting such venom are perhaps settling private scores or seeking to feather own little nests but care little for ‘their own people’.

    There is a strong undercurrent of communal hatred that is gathering force. Self pity is not the way to fight it. It takes a more secular approach and a sense of justice and fair play which a large number of people are capable of.

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      SJ most people including myself, want to see genuinely displaced people be they Tamil Muslim or Sinhalese be settled in their original homes. However many people including myself again have rightfully become suspicious, after the action of Bathiudeen and certain Muslim organisations, falsely using the plight of the Muslim IDPs, were settling thousands of out of area southern Muslims, with funds obtained from certain Gulf Arab states along the strategic Wilpattu corridor and in places like killinochci Vavuniya and they Vanni where there is no previous history of their existence.
      People have a rightful concern and suspicion, that these people are cynically using and plight of the displaced Muslim IDPs to settle thousands of out of area Muslims to create new Islamic/Muslim enclaves in the north that will spread from Mannar to the east. They are very aggressive about this.
      The LTTE chased out around 75000 Muslims from the north, all of north, not just Mannar. Now these Muslims are claiming with natural increase 300000 should return. This is absurd and humanly impossible even with a high birth rate. Around half of the 75000 chased out would have been old middle aged or children. This sort of aggressive and absurd claims makes people rightfully suspicious. Mannar district from where the Muslims largely lived in the north still has population of around 90000 and Muslims were only between 25-30% of Mannar district. Jaffna had only around 13500 Muslims. SO where is this 300000 coming from?

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        RSS Sarma
        My grandchildren like magic.
        You have never failed to amaze me.
        Which hat do you pull out your statistics from I wonder.

        Displaced Tamils too have settled in various places where they have never been before.
        Any objections?

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          Siva is correct. Yes displaced Tamils too have settled in various places, largely in the west but have done this legally, not trying to steal other peoples lands and they were genuinely displaced this is why they were settled. However you seem to missing the point or deliberately being obtuse, as most of these Muslims as well as Sinhalese clamouring to be settled have not been displaced at all but are pretending to be displaced, trying to make use of the current situation and the helpless position of the Tamils to colonise their lands.

          Like stated earlier more than 95% of the displaced are Tamils. Muslims and Sinhalese make the rest of the 5%, then how come there are around 300000 so called Muslims and thousands of Sinhalese now clamouring that they are displaced and only wanting to be settled in certain strategic sparsely populated Tamil districts in the north and east? Whom are you trying to fool.
          When 75000 Muslims were displaced,300000 cannot now state they want to return, especially when it is a well known fact that most these 75000 and their direct descendants do not want to return. Around 2000 Sinhalese were displaced in the north and now 20000=40000 are claiming they were displaced . Whom are they trying to fool?

          Tamils are desperately trying to get their genuinely displaced population resettled , whilst the Muslims and Sinhalese are using this to settle people who were never displaced to colonise Tamil lands and make the Tamils a minority in the north, just like what they did in the east.
          Even if Siva does not object I object to your extremely biased constant lopsided anti Tamil views. You seem to always attacking the Tamils and turning a blind eye to Sinhalese racists and Muslims opportunists. May be you have an agenda too.

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            Rohan
            How will 75000 make less than 5% of displaced people.
            That makes the displaced population (predominantly Tamil) more than 1,500,000, unless it includes the diaspora. (Even then an overestimate.)

            I wonder if Tamil narrow-nationalists (like their Sinhala counterparts) are very poor in their arithmetic: Take the age of Tamil for a start.

            Prove the bias before objecting to any.
            To be anti Tamil-fanatics is really to be highly pro-Tamil.
            Where has all the selfish narrow-nationalism led the Tamils to? Who then is the real enemy?

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          Tamils were genuinely displaced and the so called various places are all in the north and east in Tamil lands. Not southern Sinhalese lands. If they settled elsewhere they purchased these properties legally and did not steal them from someone else.
          On the contrary most of these so called displaced Muslims and Sinhalese are not displaced at all but are opportunists trying to steal lands from the genuinely displaced Tamils.
          Huge difference First lot genuinely displaced still being settled in Tamil areas and the second lot pretenders and opportunists with an agenda to steal Tamil peoples lands.
          As for the statistics go and google and read Muslim population in the north at the time of expulsion. Muslim extremists have been aggressively canvassing certain powerful western embassies and organisations that around 200000-300000 Muslims should be settled in the north. 60000-75000 expelled in the 1990s and that population cannot triple or quadruple within 19 years. Whom are they trying to fool. May be gullible you or may be you are not that gullible but working for them.

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    Out of 21 Muslim MPs, the only moderate MP is Mustafa, the other 20 seem corrupt to the core, few of them definitely are.

    Over the last 30 years Sri Lanka have been dangerously Muslimized, Muslims are strategically settled in major cities. They plan is to sent more MPs to the parliament, councils, etc.

    Asrof bulldozed ruthlessly Eastern province archaeological sites. Kuragala, Dewanagala, Muhudu Maharashtra Viharaya, etc are under Muslim invasion.

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      Here we go!
      Did I speak too soon?

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    Latheef Farook

    While there is the principle of “right of return” to displaced refugees, one needs to examine this right in a practical context.

    Those home-lands in Wilpattu were abandoned several decades ago, and naturally the adjacent forest has overtaken those lands, which may now perhaps be best described as “greater Wilpattu”.

    It would be a shame to destroy the new forests to bring justice to the displaced people by resettling them in the exact same location.

    Isn’t there an alternative solution by providing suitable lands nearby with requisite amenities to these refugees? After all they have been displaced for over 3 decades, and I believe they would be happy to start a new life in a developed environment, rather than cutting down trees and constructing new habitats.

    If the powers that be on both sides of the divide abandon their racial and political prisms, then a mutually acceptable resolution may be found.

    Meantime the refugees continue to be prejudiced.

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    If the Hasbullah Report does provide indisputable proof that the contested area lies clearly outside the boundaries of the Wilpattu Sanctuary, rather than presenting the Report to only a select group of Muslims at a Shoora Council seminar, would it not be more effective if the Report is given wide publicity in all three languages in the mainstream and social media ? Why is it not posted in the NSC website ? Or even in your own website, Brother Latheef ? It should be available to Muslims and more importantly, to non-Muslims too, shouldn’t it, if the Community is really concerned about building favourable public opinion ? This will also provide an opportunity for those individuals and organizations, who hold opposing view-points, to raise any queries they may have with regard to the findings of the Report and/or the methodology adopted.

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    This is total violation of the “Right of Return” of these patriotic citizens whose only crime was opposing the division of the country by the LTTE.

    They say in Tamil “Arasanai Nambi Purunai Kaividdaal”. (The woman gave up her husband because she had a chance to go with the king once). The Muslims Star Politics started with the Indian Pakistani Act and the colossal reward for it, the MMDA. Muslims men politicians and writers saw the horizon break opening with wealth, Political power and immoral freedom to enjoy children and women. After the war period, when they were manipulated in Old Royals rule just like the puppet on the string only their first eye opening took place. But they were not vigorously opposing the Old Royal as they wanted to have milked maximum, until lose that source.

    There were small, small issues to Muslims, like Dambulla Mosque, Aluthgama and others. Muslim saw allowing Tamil MPs to talk in that would destroy their perks and told to shut them as they had not done Sunneth. I don’t know if the New King had not done Suneth, still he has to resettle Muslims in the Wilpattu. In Aluthgama, when DIG Indran was punished, Muslim leaders and writers claimed he had not done Suneth and was an LTTE so, did not take his case to Parliament. But under their patriotism, took LTTE to UNHRC taking the hands of Sinhala Supporting actresses. As per Latheef’s claims, those who have worked hard to suppress the freedom fight of Tamils and those who ignored to protect an officer who fought for the right of Aluthgama people, now crying for their rights and freedom sighting the reason of awkwardly and nakedly that they are the people suppressed the Tamils’ fight for freedom.

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    Some foregoing comments are accusing that Tamils and Muslims are not coming together. It is not simply on the basis of that they are Tamils, but even on that they both are minorities. But some realistic comments did not fail to point out that Male Chauvinist, selfish Latheef class writers and leaders are not ready even to come for a compromise on Muslims Women’s freedom and rights. Their only ego is making sure they lead, they enjoy, they live and more importantly, they want to suppress and destroy those whom they don’t like.

    Their current Samurai or even the Robin Hood is claimed to be a refugee from North. He had amassed from poor’s’ and government’s property of 5000 acres of land as per Old Royals. But, he saw he was not just on the string, but was on the pillory when the Mannar Judge case started and the BBS was launched to his office. He went first to join the Yahapalanaya. Now, again, he is in investigation. He wants to change his loyalty one more time to Old Royals. In other words, he wants to be first again. So far there are no Muslims MPs in Joint Comedy Club, including Rishard. His team is doing this to plug out some Muslim MPs and strengthen the hand of Old Royals. So they are attacking Yahapalanaya.

    It is not in our interest if the Muslims evacuated from Wilpattu must be resettling there or not as Muslims Ministers have more power to flex muscle in Muslim-Sinhala government than most of the Sinhala Ministers. But there are some basic issues. Muslim have the right to return to their land, even if they have another land, provided was not subsidized by the government in consideration of that they were refugees of the evacuation.

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    Muslims, when evacuated, were promised by LTTE to allow them to return. Their rights were honored by LTTE and Muslim Ministers were met by leader Pirapaharan to settle those matters. The war had ended 8 years ago. In Old Royals’ time, Muslim leaders did know that Land was being attached to Wilpattu. They amiably settled the Halal deal with mutual benefits for Old Royals and Muslim Traders, compromising the religious aspect. So they did not raise this land issue. There are new issues of Muslims. The Wahhabi funding is taking the country, especially East, to new medieval culture. International reports suggest that ISIS may be knocking on the door. There are many matters Muslims have to negotiate with Yahapalanaya and settle amiable, if the perks to continue. (MDDA is not one of those- that is for NGOs and EU)

    But strangely enough, unlike in Old Royal time, when The Muslims writers and leaders used OIC to fry alive the opponents of Old Royals, now the Muslims writers are calling all Muslims Ministers and MPs to resign on petty matters. Further they are accusing the IC as have supported only Tamils. Our question is why this new Gala-Pola from Muslim writers and leaders. Neither Muslims leaders nor writers can claim the Muslims votes went to Yahapalanaya because it was voted by frustrated Muslim Mass against the Muslim Politicians who were with the Old Royals to the end.

    All arguments put in CT by Muslim writers is “even if tsunami had merged the land with sea that LTTE evacuated, the Yahapalanaya has to reclaim it from sea and give it to Muslims as it was LTTE evacuated but Muslims are Patriots.” In their evidence collections, the Muslims professors and writers are not talking about if there is need for wilderness, but only of LTTE element.

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    Here one can notice an interesting talk Hakeem made. He said he doesn’t care of the North East merging, but he wanted a separate unit to impose Sharia in East; but not in Aluthgama, Dharga, Mahiyangana…. Aren’t these patriots wiped out Tamil who promised a Muslim Chief Minister for entire East, under a federal settlement? Now these patriots are asking for separate unit in East where they are only less than one third? These patriots did not see reasonability in Tamils fights who lost many thousands acres of lands in East and North after Galoya Project, including to Muslims. Is that because they are Patriots. Now they are accusing Yahapalanaya as has made their patriotism a crime by adding very loosely populated lands to nature. In other words, it is Latheef’s open threat to Yahapalanaya that they will team with Old Royals in August to bring down the National Unity. (The Muslims politicians present substantial loss in power in Sinhala Muslim government is two folded: Tamils are wiped out so no need to Muslims politicians; Unity government completely taking down the title of Muslim-Sinhala government, as SLFP and UNP don’t need Muslims MPs wedges in between them to keep them separated.

    They are, in fact, not helped Sinhala Army because they are Patriots. They felt it is comfortable to swindle the government with the Sinhala-Muslims government’s crook Ministers. Now, when they suspect that a Tamil administration may come in the Tamil area with the efficiency of before 1948, to ensure their Male chauvinist perks stay, they want a separate unit. Is this Muslims male Chauvinists’ Patriotism is a division of Thero de Silva’s Smart Patriotism in destroying the country or on its own?

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    Mr.latheef

    yes entire muslims community lived in northern province got displaced due to LTTE activities. it is not a secret. they should be relocated in their original habitation.no issue at all. but strange thing is you and others talk only on manner district around wilpaththu. we all know muslims were not traditional chena cultivators.they were not jaggery producers using kithul nectar.they were not honey bee farmers but traders. preference dwelling areas are townships. but here you people agitate for dwelling rights of such community in very remote area. for ALL IDPs.why. help build dynasty for one muslims politician and his family future political survival I suppose. That makes lots of suspicion among general public,but nobody talk on those.

    as per the data muslims from other townships of the north too got displaced. some may be gone back to their original places. otherwise there was no possibilities of bathiudeen party members getting elected to parliament from vanni electorate,but you talk on relocating entire lot.may be from south india, maldives and pakistani citizen you are talking about.

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    perhaps the Muslims see something in common with the animals of the wilppattu reserve

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    The urgent need is to connect Mannar and Puttalam through a Double lane raised Highway so that pass the Willpattu Quickly without harming the animals

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