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Muslim Council Confident Of Living A Peaceful Life Under Rajapaksa’s Able Leadership Says Interest Free Loan Journo Ameen

“All Sri Lankans, irrespective of their religious belief’s have high hopes of living a peaceful life in our blessed country after over three decades of conflict. We are confident that under your Excellency’s able leadership, this dream could certainly be a reality.” says the President of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, N M Ameen.

N.M. Ameen

N.M. Ameen

Referring to the recent attacks on religious places, the Muslim Council president, Journalist and media activist NM Ameen, who also applied and was granted Rs. 1,200,000/- of interest free government loan from a state bank to purchase car or van, where the interest will be paid by the Treasury using tax payer money says; “We thank you, your Excellency for your immediate attention and look forward to a complete halt to the threat to the minorities by these extremist groups.”

We publish below the statement in full;

16th January 2014

His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakshe

President,
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat
Galle Face,
Colombo 1

Your Excellency,

Re: Attacks on places of religious worship of minorities.

We wish to draw your Excellency’s kind attention to the mob attack on Assemblies of God and the Calvary church in Hikkaduwa (Galle District) while the congregation was engaging in peaceful worship services on the 12th of January 2014. The unruly mob led by some Buddhist monks blatantly infringed on the peoples right to worship.

This is not the first incident of this nature and the police who were present could not prevent these elements from causing havoc at a place of religious worship. Certain Buddhist monks, publicly claiming to be the un-official police continue to intimidate the minorities. This has become a growing trend and has gone unchecked.

The Muslim community too has faced many situations of violence, harassment and intimidation by extremist Buddhist groups. Up to now, the police have not made any arrests in any of these incidents.

We kindly urge your Excellency to order the law enforcement agencies to rein-in these mobs that infringe on the peoples fundamental right to worship. Should there be any breach of law by any individual or groups, we kindly urge that due process is followed and necessary legal action is taken without letting individuals or religious groups to take the law in to their own hands.

All Sri Lankans, irrespective of their religious belief’s have high hopes of living a peaceful life in our blessed country after over three decades of conflict. We are confident that under your Excellency’s able leadership, this dream could certainly be a reality.

We thank you, your Excellency for your immediate attention and look forward to a complete halt to the threat to the minorities by these extremist groups.

Yours truly,

N M Ameen

President,
Muslim Council of Sri Lanka

CC: Mr Gotabhaya Rajapakshe
Secretary,
Minister of Defense and Urban Development Colombo 1

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  • 21
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    Oh no!!!!! this man also got the Rajapaksa loan??? Disgrace to muslims as well as journalism. :(

    • 12
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      Sad sad sad

    • 10
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      Now we need a Tamil and a Christian to come forward and say similar things about their communities: More the merrier.

      We have real characters in Sri Lanka; no shame but money will do the trick, money from the treasury, of course!

      We have Ali Mahinda Raja Baba and hundreds of thieves.

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        Ameen who? NOT many know of this Ameen in the Muslim Community. The organization he represents does NOT have a Muslim following, these are the type, who will sell their mother for a song..What right does HE have to write a letter of such stupidity reprsenting me? I am NOT art of this bum sucking mo-fo.. Shameless kiss ass has the nerve to call himself a Muslim… May he ROT in hell for betraying the community for petty worldly gains…

        He is the type of IDIOTS who would be herded by MR to go to Geneva and vouch for him….

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          That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

          Recall:
          “Api marakkala on those days”

      • 5
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        Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, Mohan Peiris, KP, Karuna, Douglas Devananda, Daya Master and all of the other Jarapassa worshipers from Christian,Tamil and Hindu communities have already done it.
        :-)

    • 1
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      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

    • 1
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      All Muslims are the same. They make me sick.

    • 1
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      This TRAITOR of the Muslims should be given the Taleban treatment.

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      Astonishing, what is the wrong with his letter and article he has explained the thinks in diplomatic way….This how we have to deal with a president ,do these gentle man those who commented below are expecting the language of violence and intimidation as how other (peaceful ???) priest are doing….
      He is the citizen of Sri Lanka he has his own right to enjoy the privileges of GOC .But it does not necessarily means that he is representing the government…. I have not seen any wrong on his writing I see it’s a good example of religious harmony….

  • 16
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    What an idiot he is

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      Lebbe, of course.

      • 0
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        not “e” actually it’s “a”

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      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

  • 13
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    Muslims love MR?? What a joke. Interest free loan is talking ho ho

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      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

  • 14
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    Can someone bum suck to this level? Yes. Sri Lankans can. Instead Rizana Nafeek this man should have been beheaded.

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      Kade yanava, I didn’t know this man is all corrupt like other journos, unethical [Edited out]

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        That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

        Recall:
        “Api marakkala on those days”

        • 1
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          Keep repeating, this is law of distraction, you have created a lot of negative energy for your self!

    • 10
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      A taxpayer money robber. Shame on you.

  • 8
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    Money talks LOL ;) :) :)

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      That show true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Ap marakkala on those days”

  • 6
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    CC:Gota Rajapakse ha ha more appropriate he is the man behind this

    leadership? what leadership; so far not a single word form the President or the CC comdemning the attack

    Theil silence will be taken as a nod fo approval

  • 11
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    NM Ameen is the president of the Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum and a leader of another media outfit called SAFMA. He is the Editor of the Navamani. How can we expect good journalism in Sri Lanka if Lake House retired journalist like Ameen is pocketing taxpayer money in this way?

    • 0
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      it simple like this.

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

      • 2
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        True face of Muslims – What are you saying. Here Muslim Council is appealing to the President in whatever form against the attack on the minorities.
        Mohamed Ela- read the letter to the President again.

  • 9
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    President Muslim Council of Sri Lanka ?

    who elected him?

    why did he keep quiet when Muslim Mosque was attacked and now writting a letter whena Chriatian place of worship was attacke

    • 8
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      Lets leave Ameen’s loan, but at the letter. I am happy that Muslim council has written to the President on the attack on Christian churches. I have seen their letters and statements in the Press about issues affecting Muslims. I am glad they are taking issues relating to other communities too. This is the way to go and not be parochial and only take up Muslim issues. Instead of slinging mud at Ameen, why don’t we protest on the attack on religious minorities, including mosques and churches. When we attack the person. the issues get diluted. I do not see anything wrong in these statement”“We thank you, your Excellency for your immediate attention and look forward to a complete halt to the threat to the minorities by these extremist groups.” This is a diplomatic way of telling the president to halt the attack. Why don’t those who are attacking the statement, make a more stronger public statement than Ameen to the President without criticising Ameen as a person. Then all of us would support. Please instead of cursing the darkness please light a candle. It is because of this attitude, that the minorities suffer. Lets take the clue from Ameen and follow by making a strong statements. Move forward and learn from mistakes of Ameen if any.

      • 6
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        I am not saying that he should not take up isue of other communities.
        my question is why did he keep quiet when the mosques were attcked and suddenly wake up now?

        is it a diplomatic way to say to the president “…this dream could certainly be a reality.”

        why is that all people of all religion race and language living in harmony in Sri Lanka suddenly has become a dream?

        We were living peacefulluy all these years.

        why does he choose the word dream?

        he could have said we hope you will restore the peace anf prosperity back?

        did Mahinda or Gota ask him to use the word dream?

        or is Ameen an idiot and agreed to relase the letter with his signature without reading it.

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          Perhaps, you are not aware that the Muslim Council has taken-up with the President and the Govt. of Sri Lanka every attack on Mosques and other issues concerning the Muslims. The Council is the umbrella body of over fifty-two leading Muslim organisations in Sri Lanka. The Council, since its inception soon after the Tsunami has become an active organization representing the Muslims and it is doing a good job. The last two sentences, it could agreed, are disputable but the fact that the Council has taken-up the issue of another religious group should be appreciated. It is necessary there could be short-comings when good efforts are made which should be met with constructive criticism than total condemnation. What has loan taken, like every other journalist, by Ameen got to do with this letter. He has surely written it on the decision of the Council as its President and not in his individual capacity.

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            ..the Muslim Council has taken-up with the President and the Govt. of Sri Lanka every attack on Mosques and other issues concerning the Muslims ….read ..we were licking his arse

            and they continue to attack ……….

            and what more hte President is yet to publicly condemn tha attack with a strong messgae ..other than saying we are all love each other…

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            Lankan Muslim, UK
            I assume that you must be representing at least more than your ownself. Dearest, while you live cozy life and earning sterling pounds on hourly basis. Besides you live in a reasonably democratic place to practice the deen of ours. Just because you live in a relatively easy life, please do not make a simple assumption that SL muslim’s live in a paradisian life.
            You ONLY understand what is chruned out in the media (i.e. People like NM Ameen does the dirty work) saying the Muslims live in peacefuly in this country. Of course we live here, but not peacefuly. May be we can call it relative peace. We are being systamaticaly surpressed to depreved our genarations enjoyed religiuos freedom. Our children are being systamaticaly introduced towards drugs and other abuse. Our women are being systamaticaly forced to have LRT procedures, etc. We can go on for more.
            The point here is the journos like NM Ameen are trying to white-wash the regime, for a pot of gold ( I mean actulay a mere few millions)
            Please take these guys for granted, just because they partnered with you for some social work. Beacause they were hundreds of organs who have done the same thing and yet did not tried misuse the credits, what was due to them.
            Please try to see the real and larger picture.

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            LankaMuslim,all citizens of our country must be genuinely
            free from undue political influences,in judging the
            actions of any political party and especially the party
            in power.When such a thing is impossible not only in
            our country,almost all of the third world,the
            organizations created to represent public interest,have
            a mammoth task on their shoulders,to act according to
            what their hearts say on a given situation.We are now
            internationally known for media harassment.in such an
            environment,journalist accepting gifts and loans offered
            by allegedly wrong doing party,will disturb their
            conscience prompting partiality in reporting and writing.
            It is wrong in my opinion for a govt to publicly offer
            such a facility to the media and double wrong for the
            media to accept that kind of a gesture.Already we see
            the result in this article.

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          That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

          Recall:
          “Api marakkala on those days”

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          Ameen took that loan but he wrote a letter to the President requesting the President to intervene. In the letter he mentions
          “This is not the first incident of this nature and the police who were present could not prevent these elements from causing havoc at a place of religious worship. Certain Buddhist monks, publicly claiming to be the un-official police continue to intimidate the minorities. This has become a growing trend and has gone unchecked.

          The Muslim community too has faced many situations of violence, harassment and intimidation by extremist Buddhist groups. Up to now, the police have not made any arrests in any of these incidents.

          “We kindly urge your Excellency to order the law enforcement agencies to REIN_IN these mobs that infringe on the peoples fundamental right to worship. Should there be any breach of law by any individual or groups, we kindly urge that due process is followed and necessary legal action is taken without letting individuals or religious groups to take the law in to their own hands”.

          I do not see the above para as mild. Readers are selectively looking at the last sentence. HAS THE JOURNALISTS WHO DID NOT TAKE THE LOAN OR OTHER CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS WRITE EVEN A MILD LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT ON THIS ISSUE.
          I urge the forum members to write a strong letter or take necessary action to stop the attack on minorities, without taking to violence without attacking Ameen and his organisations.

      • 5
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        As Priya says lets look at his letter positively and improve it.I am happy that Muslims are supporting attacks on other religious places.
        As suggested by this writer, do a better job. Can readers of this column write a stronger note to the President on this issue, instead of wasting valuable time, energy and CT space on mud slinging.
        Having said this Ameen being in a responsible position shouldn’t have taken this loan. Letter he wrote is mild but he at least wrote that and I didn’t see other religious forums or civil society take up the issue on attacking the churches. Even the Catholic church is silent.

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          My comment posted on the 17th of Jan at 11.11. Sorry for that mistake. The sentence gives the opposite meaning.
          it should read as
          “As Priya says lets look at his letter positively and improve it.I am happy that Muslims are NOT supporting attacks on other religious places.
          Maali

    • 3
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      See the comment by Lanka Muslim below. Muslim Council had always taken up the case of the attacks on minorities, when the politicians, religious organisations dared to write. Now rightly they are taking issues of the other communities. Even the Civil society organisations that vociferously write on these type of issues are silent.

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    I don’t see anything wrong with that letter from a Lap Top Journalist. Actually in my opinion he should have send copies to Basil Rajapaksha, Namal Rajapaksha, Chamal Rajapaksha, Shashindra Rajapaksha, Shiranthi Rajapaksha, Yoshitha Rajapaksha, Rohitha Rajapaksha and all the Rajapakshas like Mohan Peiris, Jagath Balapatabadi, Prathiba Mahanamahewa etc. etc. and not only Gotabaya Rajapaksha.

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      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

  • 3
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    Udagera Mudiyanselage Fathima Ameen

    dear Readers be-aware of the above wolf in Muslim abaya this time with the Niqab also Faaaarkshima

    • 0
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      by the way

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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    What kind of dumb idiot, you are, Mr Ameen. You have some kind of a lop sided thinking cap. No wonder the sri lankans call us about the ‘thimbi toppiya’.
    You know as a muslim you can not allow yourself to go such low ebb. besides being a journo and President of some kind of Muslim council. Instead of writing this kind of degrading letter to HE the President, you should have worn the ‘Parda’ your wife or daughter wearing, and be hidden inside your kitchen. By doing so, you would be doing a better service to the Muslim Ummah and SriLankan citizenary.
    Don’t you ever think of the damage done by the regime, to the Muslims of the day. Think man, think.
    You can’t afford to go so low, beacause of the duty free loan, which you have taken. As a citizen of this country, me and all the poor and downtrodden people pay for your ‘santhosum’ by way of direct and indirect tax.
    This I am writing you to kindle your consious (if there is any left) and ponder, while you waiting to sleep every night.
    First and foremost repent before ALLAH.

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      I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR A LONG TIME.HE IS WITH ALAVI,WHOSE GRAND-DAUGHTER WAS SPAT ON. ALAVI AND THE WHOLE BATCH OF DISCREDITED MUSLIM POLITICIANS CONTINUE TO BE WITH THE GOVERNMENT WHILE MUSLIMS ARE HARASSED.

      I REPEAT THAT. MUSLIMS ARE ACTING WITH RESTRAINT AND PATIENCE AS COMMANDED BY ALLAH UNTIL………….

      PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS AS FEAR.

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        well said… these are the tye of Muslims known as MUNAFIQ who will rot in hell…

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        That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

        Recall:
        “Api marakkala on those days”

      • 0
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        The comment has to be related to the Context of the Letter. This is s polite format. Nothing Wrong in this letter.

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      Why are you degrading women. Haven’t you seen good journalist like Salma Yoosuf, Ayesha Zuhair and many more Muslim and non Muslim Women. You are still in the 19th century Muslim world. You are a male chauvinist P… and didn’t you know that most of the hadees literature comes from Ayesha nayagi. If you are a good Muslim, you will not disgrace the women like this.

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        That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

        Recall:
        “Api marakkala on those days”

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      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

  • 4
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    Well this how our beloved brothers behave , not a single honest thought of helping the community ,about the loan in my opinion it is better than robbing the country by some by robbing the Vat and other abuses ,but the problem is now the racists will use it against us as usual.
    This guy does not deserve the name amin/

    Sri Lankan Muslims doomed

  • 6
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    Ameen you and the Muslim politicians are a disgrace. You all are lining your pockets and selling the religion. There is definetly a hereafter and you all wil be firstly accountable for your hippocracy. You are no baby you know who is behind these attacks and the greater agenda. Why don’t you if you are a true un mortgaged journo stand up and expose the truth. Maybe the white van me show up. If you fear that just shut up. Don’t try to carry drinks like the Azwers.

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    The Rajapakses and the Monks the upholders of the Sri Lanka Sihala Buddhism are prostituitionalising the religion for power and wealth.

    The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka is now following suit they do not have the back bone to wrtie a stern letter , but an arse licking letter to The President and CC the Defence Secretary.

    Probably Mahinda drafted the letter and aksed this [Edited out] to sign it and publish it.

    I wonder What is the implication of copying Gota and not addressing the letter to both Mahnnda and Gota?

    is this a game Mahinda and Gota playing? hide and seek game for the public

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      There is NO Muslim council that can represent Muslims….. he is a self appointed president with ulterior motives… a laptop and an interest free loan is sufficient for this ass to kiss ass….

      Loser to the core….Betrayer of the Muslim community… he will savor the the repurcussions before his demise…

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    Selfish Ameen a betrayer of Srilanka Muslims these suckers of M.R has no shame at all

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa`s able leadership? A fable! This fellow is a another Thambiya wearing a Thoppiya that can turn in any direction to suit him. Just like the other traitor Hakeema!

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    Ameen

    ”Three decades” of conflict??

    Don’t be so forgetful:

    What happened in 1948, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1972, 1974, 1977, …..?

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      Davidson Panabokke

      “What happened in 1948, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1972, 1974, 1977, …..?”

      Don’t forget the conflict with my people which started some 2,500 years ago still going on.

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      Those daya “Api marakkala”

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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    “We are confident that under your Excellency’s able leadership, this dream could certainly be a reality.”

    So this is a dream …..dream on…

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    What a poosy. [Edited out]. Money talks BS walks. [Edited out] idiots.

  • 3
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    How much money have you got from Gotaba to deliver this message.
    Did you apply for any promotion in this government?
    Are you a representative of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community?
    You should be punished publicly Under Sharia Law.

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      Forget about shawtya law

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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    Everyone is in the palms of the king it seems, whom do you trust?

    @CT, please don’t take loans or laptops from the king !

    Kind regards,
    OTC

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    do not write like this . He has been working as one of best muslim journalists in SL. He dedicated his life for community and done long services in many years. some feel jealousy of his services.

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      I gave u a thumb up. Yes exactly because

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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    Attention :Muslims – We must form a group ,by selecting able young Muslim men & women educated and with a broad horizon, and educate our community by going house to house how and whom they must Vote for in future ,it does not have to be a Muslim MP, they have failed us, why not consider a sinhalese MP,? why not? There are Gentleman Like Hon>Dilan Perera ,Hon.Dr.Sarath Amunugama, & on the opposition there is Hon. Anura Dissanayake, — we must think Sri Lankan in future , our needs are much easy for a sincere Politician to help us with ,which all our Muslim politicians who had the power and could have done , did sweet nothing , if you continue to vote for Muslim congress and allow buffoons like faizer Mustafa to enter parliament , remember my words today it would be suicide , the only Politicians I still have some hope and respect among the Muslim are Hon.Fowzie(but he has done his part as much as he can & Chandrika was nasty did not give him enough leverage to work freely unlike her mother ,)the others are Azath Sally.,kabeer Hasheem & Imthiaz Bakeer Markar ,only If they are willing to Join the winning side , we can not live in dreams … Think about it , but come what may ,please if you have any wisdom left in you and if you really care for the future of our children make sure you end the political grip of the Cursed party and its leader Rauf hakeem and under no circumstance I plead in allah’s name ever allow The Buffoon faizer mustafa an idiot and an arrogant ungrateful fool to ever enter parliament, how can you trust him who had no gratitude to his own people or village and has no idea of even offering simple muslim prayers ? he is a misfit … Muslims must also let go UNP it is a dead duck,,

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      Attention :Muslims – We must form a group ,by selecting able young Muslim men & women

      Tamils did this 30 years ago. Only if we had the support of the Muslims and the Eastern Tamils (Karuna) …..

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      I agree with Bahadari. When we had the previous voting system ie before the PR system, we voted for candidates without looking at their race or religion. Those Sinhalese and Muslims MPs gave similar importance to issues of all sections of the population.
      Now Muslims are encouraged to vote for the Muslims and Sinhalese are discouraged from voting for the Thambiya.
      We need to choose a good candidate,let it be Muslim, Sinhalese or Tamil. Choose a candidate who is not involved in drug and alcohol business and other vices. All these Muslim MPs including Faizer Mustapha voted for the Casino bill in 2010 and they call themselves religious. Rauf Hakeem campaigned against the government and joined the government later on.

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      wait wait dont forget api Marakkala

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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      It’s pathetic to put ones trust in Politicians. It’s quite evident that most Politicians want to fill their own pockets and leave the country to the next generation to meet its debt obligations. Sri Lankans should forget about politics and politicians and start developing their individual skills / resources to the good of the country. Having met most of them here, the only person who works tirelessly is the elder statesmen Mr. Fowzie who commands a lot of respect in Arabia. However unfortunately those who surround him are questionable.

      Asking politicians to save the economy is like asking Bernie Madoff to manage our household budget and John Wayne to entertain our young children. Politicians by their very nature and their very presence distort/destroy/sodomize economic order. Politicians create law after law to alter human action and the resulting human interactions we label an “economy”. Politicians also steal from the unborn and create economic distortions in the future, kind of like meddling time travellers. Then there is the power they grant to the central bank, literally the mother of all economic screw ups.

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      Benyamin,before 1977 Muslims were the king makers in the south
      except few electorates like Habaraduwa,Ambalangoda,Rathgama
      etc.Seats were won by under 2 to 3 thousand majority,and those
      were minority votes switching to winning side at every general
      election.Prominent figures like M H Mohamed,Bakeer Markar and
      Abusally were elected by Sinhalese votes and nearly 60% of
      Sinhala MPs were voted in by Muslim votes.

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    Lets leave Ameen’s loan, but at the letter. I am happy that Muslim council has written to the President on the attack on Christian churches. I have seen their letters and statements in the Press about issues affecting Muslims. I am glad they are taking issues relating to other communities too. This is the way to go and not be parochial and only take up Muslim issues. Instead of slinging mud at Ameen, why don’t we protest on the attack on religious minorities, including mosques and churches. When we attack the person. the issues get diluted. I do not see anything wrong in these statement”“We thank you, your Excellency for your immediate attention and look forward to a complete halt to the threat to the minorities by these extremist groups.” This is a diplomatic way of telling the president to halt the attack. Why don’t those who are attacking the statement, make a more stronger public statement than Ameen to the President without criticising Ameen as a person. Then all of us would support. Please instead of cursing the darkness please light a candle. It is because of this attitude, that the minorities suffer. Lets take the clue from Ameen and follow by making a strong statements. Move forward and learn from mistakes of Ameen if any.

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      “api marakkal ” – 1952 – Still counting.

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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    I propose young Muslims like Marikar from sirase, Rasooldeen & Miss.Bongo from MTV,,, if any others know anyone else please suggest, people from The media will be a great asset to guide us we need smart young blood.

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      Sirasa would field candidates and then make them change parties like Ranga.. So I would not vote for persons supported by Ranga. Sirasa is into dirty politics. UNP has problems but Sirasa as a stooge of the government made it worse by highlighting the differences between Sajith and Ranil etc etc,

      At least other channels show their party affiliations openly, but Sirasa does not show its true colours. Voting for Sirasa is voting for the Rajapaksas

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      Can u remember that female singer ? if you don’t just forget about it since

      That shows true face of Muslims. Muslims need only to protect themselves. They preach unity and harmony when they get attacked.

      Recall:
      “Api marakkala on those days”

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    We must kick the yakos on their bloody backs once and for all &bring in people who will sincerely address our distress, make sure the priority is given to the North & east refugees still stuck in camps and the once resettled and not settled at all , they have no water, no proper sanitation for the women folk , no income , they are suffering you should take a trip down and see for yourself , there is a good for nothing Politician in mannar from rauf hakeem’s party enjoying life while people in his area are suffering.

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    and the once (sorry should read as ones)

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    I think this journo and activist has also been bitten by R……..a bug. Not that any of his achievements have any significant value to the Muslim Community at large. He too is among the many self proclaimed leaders who have taken this Muslim Community to the cleaners along with the theologian group who have at the receiving end a few months ago.
    The various attacks and humiliation conferred upon this society has gone unnoticed or ignored by the powers that be due to racist policies of two prominent wings of the majority religion.
    The basic rights of the muslim community in ways of prayers and practice of religion and the proporgation of ones’ religion is the basic tenet of mankind..’religion gives meaning and purpose to human life’. The code of conduct as required by the ‘Quran’ with regard to prayer,dress and food is being infringed upon and yet the powers are not able to stem the rot when it should have been nipped in the bud.
    In spite of all these happenings and other events unfolding which is causing distressed and unease, it is surprising that this journalist is making a statement ‘ of a peaceful life under…………leadership’of todays’ regime.
    The muslims’ have been sold out by their own politician of both sides and and getting back to reality is far sighted effort.
    and other the other hand…when one( the receiver) gets a loan from a Peter on interest free and if a Paul pays Peter the interest for the loan of the receiver…..the receiver should well know that he is not absolved from the interest and is part and parcel of the deal…lest.. the journo forgets or is ignorant.
    Finally, i would like to know how peacefully would the muslim community be able to survive if they were too, to react in the same manners as that of the provacators.
    He should think what is best of him and not take refugee under the muslim community to make personal gain.

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    hot on the heels of the attack on the Christian Church the ICOC are asking more vlunteers to spread Christianity in Sri Lanka

    http://www.icochotnews.com/?q=node%2F2286

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    Can anybody explain me why should any citizen, be them sinhala, tamil or other minorities of the country beg the president of the state ? Is it not president´s job to fulfil his duties as given in the constutuion; that is nothing else than treat every citizen equally.

    This is a very pathetic situation the country is fallen to this day- president deserves to be hung to have created this kind of situation.
    It is beyond being trecherous. If Gota said that they would hang SF, if could proved to have betrayed the nation.

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      Simply..the greed in mankind and fear of life…..this regime has shown these types the easy way of life….so!

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      Many in the country dare to say that european democracies dont respect basic democratic values; like rule of law, safeguarding basic human rights, equal and unbiased reaction of the police.
      But if the attacks similar to Hikkaduwa lately were the case in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK or even in many of the eastern eureopean countries, they would have unequivocally gone against the thugs impartially – without delay. All the kind of actions are very high and rich in Germany and Switzerland. Sometimes, within few hours, they the authorities will fulfil their duties. That is what I LOVE most in this part of the world.
      It will decades a century to achieve such values in our country under the current leadership, though he has great potential to achieve these values since his ruling coalition is a mixture of various parties/political groups. If he could encourage them for the betterment of the nation – each of those groups will have to work on the law and order; I have no doubt the opposition under the lead of Ranil W would not disgree with any genuine efforts made to work on that foundation. Law and order is the foundation- like no house can be made without a properly set foundation.

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