20 October, 2017

Muslims Caged In Musali

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

The Gazette Notification issued on the 24th of March 2017 declared four forest areas North of the Wilpattu sanctuary as reserves, caging the Muslim Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) returning to their homes in Musali after languishing in makeshift camps for over 25 years. President Maithripala Sirisena’s hurriedly signed controversial gazette on Wilpattu, inked at the Sri Lankan Embassy in cold Moscow while on an official tour, has generated so much heat that the President is claiming a conspiracy against him. He also claims that it is intended to mislead the Muslims. Wonder what the urgency of the notice was to sign such a gazette while on a brief tour overseas. It is alleged that racist elements within his circle have pushed him to do this. It would be most appropriate if he would check who has been behind the conspiracy, whether it is the Muslim activists or the racists in his office, the Environmentalists, or some racist Buddhist monks.

Environmentalists continue to protest the caging of animals in zoos, but now they want to cage the Muslim IDPs inside their enclave like animals in iron cages. They will not be able to even come out to pee or take a small stick as firewood from their backyard, which is 1.2 Kilometres from the Wilpattu National Park. Do not fail to understand that all these returning IDPs are paddy farmers or Chena cultivators who had legitimate rights to use these lands before the controversial political declaration of forest reserves in the Northern Province in 2012. This declaration was done by the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration to prevent the jurisdiction over these lands by the Northern Provincial Council. All forest, wildlife and Mahaweli lands come under the jurisdiction of the central Government. The people of Musali have used these lands for generations and none of this is within the Wilpattu National park. The Environmentalists and racists used to sing the song of Wilpattu earlier and completely brainwashed the average Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka that Rishad Bathiudeen was settling alien Muslims in the Wilpattu National Park. They now sing a different song as it has now been proved that the declaration as a forest reserve was done when the Muslims were living as IDPs outside the Northern province. Now they say the declaration of forests should not be revoked as there is a small forest cover growth during their 25-year eviction of the Muslims by the LTTE. There are Sinhala settlers right inside the Wilpattu National Park who have been living there for hundreds of years and have legitimate rights to stay there. No one protests about them, and I too fully support their right to live there as they have claims to those lands. There are new settlements that have been established by Mahinda Rajapaksa, bringing his people from Hambantota and Suriyawewa. Thousands of acres of virgin forests were cleared for this alien settlement programmes and not a word has been spoken by the Environmentalists, the extremist Buddhists and some racist media .

Dog lovers claiming to be the saviours of the environment are treating these innocent IDPs worse than canines just because they happen to be Muslim. These Muslims of the Northern Province were forced out from the entire province for being loyal to the concept of a united Sri Lankan nation. They are now paying the price for refusing to join forces with Velupillai Prabhaharan and separate the country. The price they have had to pay is heavy with over 25 years of their lives lived as Internally Displaced Persons, having to more or less beg for their survival, and a whole generation labelled as a displaced community. The Northern Muslims have always been a hard working lot, thriving in fisheries and agriculture. The multi pronged strategies adopted to prevent their return to their village and their former lands probably is also due to the economic threat they pose.

The Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa after winning the Eelam war and killing the top leaders of the LTTE had a golden opportunity to reconcile all communities in Sri Lanka. There was plenty of pressure from India and the International Community to settle the Tamil IDPs immediately after the war. Hats off to Basil Rajapaksa for undertaking this task in record time. 300,000 Tamil IDPs were resettled, but the Government, The United Nations, India and the International Community failed to resettle a single person of the forgotten Muslim IDPs. Was this a deliberate act of racism or was it just an oversight, because the Muslims did not make a noise about it? The Muslim politicians were considered a commodity that can be bought over at a price and silenced. But now, the Muslims will not suffer injustice in silence any longer. They say enough is enough. They have now been caged by Yahapalanaya in the Musali area by the MS government, Racist Buddhists and Environmentalists, supported by the declaration of forest reserves. The IDPs are ready to break the cages and walk free if the incumbent Government fails to provide them reasonable relief.

Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, as Minister of Environment signed a gazette notification declaring certain areas in the Northern and North-Western Provinces as forest reserves. His coordinates done through GPS technology are flawed. One point is in Marricikatti, another one goes to the Anuradhapura district, while another goes in to the sea off Galle. This gazette notification was not presented to the Cabinet or Parliament. It surfaced only towards the end of 2014 when the Bodu Bala Sena produced it in Court claiming that the Muslim settlements are in a forest reserve. It is beyond any doubt that this has been done hurriedly to deprive land rights to the Northern Provincial Council just before the 2012 NPC Elections.

Map below shows GPS coordinate (Extraordinary Gazette: 1759/25 of 20.05.2012: Schedule-By West : From the last point mentioned above under southern boundary up to the straight line that join two points denotes by coordinates 113676E and 91414 N) falls in the sea, 25 Km away from Galle.

The Following maps show encroachment in to Wilpattu National Park by non Muslims:

*Maps courtesy – Dr. Nawfel Samad

No environmental warrior or Buddhist extremist is concerned about the destruction caused to this part of the Wilpattu Reserve. Their racism is directed only towards the Muslims in Musali South, which is over a kilometre from the Wilpattu border.

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last month without a vote adopted the consensus resolution on Sri Lanka that proposes to grant two more years from 2017 to fulfill its commitment to reconciliation and transitional justice.

The Muslims in Sri Lanka have restrained themselves from internationalizing the discrimination of the Muslim community in the country. It is time that they exercised their right to justice by demanding their reasonable solution to their urgent problems. Failure on the part of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Government would compel them to seek justice not just from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but also solicit the support of Arab nations and the international community.

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    The Sirisena government is more racist than the Rajapaksa administration. At least Rajapaksas did things through Bodu Bala Sena and other extremist groups but Sirisena has become the Bodu Bala Sena, Sihala Ravaya, Ravana Balaye and Sinhale – combined.

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      Fazly Seleem,

      All who love this country’s unique natural beauty are racists then? Includes me? Otara G, Rukshan J et al? LMAO!

      I wear my racist badge given by you as an honour. Thanks!

      President did exactly the right thing.

      He protected Wilpattu from opportunistic, Islamist fanatics. Who do not give a damn about environment. As long as they can increase their lot. Secure their slot in “heaven”. By creating a hell on SL? So be it! In fact, they have. Just have a look at any nation run by Islamists around the world. They are usually the worst hellholes ever found on the planet.

      President must now proceed quickly to settle displaced Sri Lankans of that region. This is not the responsibility of Islamist fantics with an agenda, who have gone to town with this festering wound.

      President must also deal with unprecedented destruction of southern Sri Lanka by uneducated Rajapassa criminals. Airport, Conference hall, Cricket stadium & Hambantota port have all terrible destroyed the environment down there. Elephants have no where to go.

      That destruction is being continued by the Economic Osthar’s inner corterie. Malik, Sagala, Ravi etc. Just take a closer look.

      Cheers!

      PS:
      Fazly Seleem, how is it going with the campaign to modernize, long abused, Muslim Women’s Marriage Law in SL?

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        Ben, You are saying exactly what the author said in his article. Steal the neighbors chicken and give alms giving to you mother, If you want to protect the environment, pull down your 10 perch block and plant 10 large trees. Dont oust the poor IDPs from their land. They have no other and dont forget, they sacrificed their lives to save your F…ing skin from the LTTE

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          Fazly Seleem,

          None of us have any issue with the innocent involved in this.

          Sri Lankans with any sense of Justice are screaming for rapid resolution of problems faced by Sri Lankan Muslims, who faced the racist wrath of the LTTE.

          If that is the issue we are on your side. We will fight together for that.

          However, don’t seek our help to drive ethno-religious extremism you fantasize about. At the expense of pictiuresque Wilpattu. The answer is an enforced NO! Apllies to Sinhalese racists too.

          Cheers!

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            Ben, Are you saying Muslims did not live in the Musali South area before it was gazette as a forest reserve in 2012 in a racist move to prevent the use of that land by the Northern provincial council. Why is it that there is no forest reserve right round Wilpattu when Sinhala Buddhist live. Look at the maps in the article which is clear that there are settlements tight up to the border and in some areas it has been encroached in. Why dont you send some of the animals and trees you want to protect in those SINHALA BUDDHIST villages.

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              Fazly,

              Learn not to look at people as Tamils, Muslims or Sinhalese sometime. I know it is tough for you given your totally unscietific relious brainwashing.

              Sri Lanka as a country must and will solve all her war-ravaged people’s problems. Their ethnicity not relevant nifor that endeavour.

              We should exclude ethno-religious, racist opportunists from fishing in troubled Waters during that prices.

              We do not need funds from Qatari or Wahabi Islamists with dangerous strings attached for this.

              Yes! Protecting Sri Lanka’s environment, her much abused beauty is way more important than silly fantasies of religious lunatics.

              Cheers!

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              sinhalese buddhist chena cultivators used to nomadic lifestyle.they go to jungle in the cultivation seasons remove only the shrubs not fell down huge trees.cultivate their crops with jungle environment. collect harvest and come back. no permanent shelters built. they know the art of manipulating jungle environments for their advantage with minimum damage to jungle and its inhabitant. they do not build temples or nepal like colonies in the jungle like you muslims want to build mosques and arabic type colonies wherever you go in the name of your so called god Allah. and defame five times a day the others faiths calling only one god Allah in existence it is the only person or animal deserve to be worshipped. others are bullshit. sinhalese buddhists cultivators religion is in their heart. do not want to defame or insult others. as such do not talk bullshit.resettle only genuine IDPs.no muslims habitat existed in those areas.your bathiudeen want to build political dynasty there.trying hard to earn money out of timber.

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            BEN, not an inch of Wilpattu is part of this reservation. We are talking about a reservation declared in 2012 when the Muslim IDPs were withering in IDP camps. Is there any justice in this. Further, this declaration was done using GPS technology even without knowing where the coordinates fall. One was near Madawatchiya in the Anuradhapura, another in the sea about 20 KM from Galle. If it is implemented, at least 5 million would have to be uprooted. Those are the facts. The declaration was made to deny NPC judiistriction of the Northern land

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              Hilmy Ahamed

              It seems you are up to date with facts and figures about people to places.

              Could you let us have a authentic report on the creation and maintenance of Muslim Home Guards and their notorious atrocities in the East. They colluded with armed forces especially STF which was accused of being responsible for many incidences of murder and rapes.

              Could you shed some light on both.

              Thanks.

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                Yes, Native Vedda There was a group of Muslim home guards and many policemen who were recruited to protect the Muslim villages. Yes, they worked with the Sri Lankan forces because their primary role was to protect their own community for which they had to be trained by the forces. They were not provided with proper weaponry, and were given only shot guns when Karuna’s men were roaming around with the most sophisticated weaponary provided by the western nations and Isreal probably to massacre the Muslim population of the east. Do you remember the 600 policemen your Karuna sucked the blood out and killed. There were many Muslims in that too. So, while I do not deny that Muslims may have also killed and harassed Tamils, the Tamils killed many more Muslims, even while they were at prayers inside he Kathankudy mosque.

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                  Hilmy Ahamed

                  “Do you remember the 600 policemen your Karuna sucked the blood out and killed.”

                  Before I go into rest of your comment, where did you get the idea that somehow Karuna was/is mine/ours?

                  What exactly did you mean?

                  Are you trying to play the man rather than playing the ball?

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      What did you smoke Fazly?

      Did My3 shoot dead Muslims as Rajafucksa did in Beruwala?
      Did My3 allow throwing grenades into mosques as Rajafucksa allowed?

      I agree there is a problem. The solution is to RESETTLE JAFFNA DISPLACED MUSLIMS IN JAFFNA not in jungles.

      Why can’t the government do it?

      If Tamils can live in Muslim-majority Colombo City, why not Muslims live in Tamil majority Jaffna?

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        Shows how illiterate you are Fcukshima. Dont talk about things you dont know. We are not talking about Jaffna Muslism but Muslims of Marrichikatti. I am sure where in Timbuktu that is. So, if y. Will ou dont now what you are doing with your name, stop doing it and come to me, will show you how

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      Dear Fazly Saleem,

      None of Ben Hurlings comments are racist.

      I grant that there ARE many Sinhla racists – and they have to be kept in check. Much of that racism is directed at Muslims right now. Help us counter it by doing what you can within your community.

      Without compromising on principles you could persuade Muslims to dress more normally. More fundam3ental would be getting MMDA reformed. And if we are live in a sustainable world ALL communities must stop thinking of multiplying like rabbits.

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    What a tragedy for the Muslims. They have fallen from the pot in to the fire. Serves them right for sending Mahinda home

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    Champika Ranawake, Shiral Lakthilaka and the JHU lot in the presidential secretariat is calling the shots. The Muslims can should or jump in to the well, nothing will change

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    “They will not be able to even come out to pee ….”

    This exactly the reason.

    To stop polluting the forest and to safeguard the nature.

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      Rajash, if they can pee like you inside your house, they wouldnt be living in a hell hole but they are poor and they need to pee in the open because your [Edited out] government has not provided these MUSLIMS any sanitation facilities like other resettlement programmes.

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        well I am confused!

        the author says they (the Muslim IDPs) will not be “able” to “come out” to pee.

        he does not say how they are peeing now.!

        but you say

        “they are poor and they need to pee in the open ..”

        so either way they are peeing out side

        or

        they are peeing inside the IDP camp but they prefer to pee out side.

        can some one solve this riddle
        or
        did the author type this bullshit while sitting on his luxury toilet not only peeing but literally shitting as well

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    The Muslims should consider themselves lucky.

    Look at the situation in the NE. Not only has the government taken vast areas of Land from the Tamils, they have converted them in to large army camp and brought in 1000s of Sinhala Army and ammunition and armoured vehicle.

    The displace Tamils are living in fear under the trees for last 25 yrs
    There are sign boards outside these new army camps;
    Anyone trespassing will be shot!!

    So Muslims consider yourself lucky and don’t push fake news that LTTE chased them away from Wilpattu jungle for 25 years

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      Rajash, you dope, if your allegation that the Tamils are cornered and are to be shot for trespassing it is your own doing. The LTTE insurgents of whom you still talk of highly started the rot and you deserve to rot too and is no reason why the Muslims should suffer. They certainly do not need any luck to be where they legitimately ought to be.

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        Grero “They (Muslims) certainly do not need any luck to be where they legitimately ought to be.

        I agree they don’t need luck.

        Insha’Allah- (Allah willing) they should.

        so why this is not happening ?

        Perhaps Allah is not willing?

        may be its Haram

        Muslims should follow Allah’s wish.

        They only quote Allah and the Quaran to justify terrorism and killing

    • 9
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      Rajash,

      Instead, why don’t you hail the SL Army who saved Tamils from LTTE?

      Remember, unless SL Army killed your one-time boyfriend, Praba, he would have killed all other Tamils, since you guys were in this bloodthirsty animal’s arms’ reach.

      Muslims are victims, and Tamils are survivors.

      Don’t take me wrong but see if this makes any sense: I guess majority of Tamils were prepared to undergo these struggles, while for Muslims, these are unexpected events.

      Say, the war is still going on, and LTTE is still in control of some areas – Do you think Tamil people will be complaining about lands being converted LTTE camps? Or will you even say ‘living in fear’ bro?

      It is also possible they mum or get a taste of few bullets.

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        MuslimMan

        “Instead, why don’t you hail the SL Army who saved Tamils from LTTE?”

        Instead, why don’t you ask yourself a question, would the Tamils prefer atrocities committed by army or by LTTE when they didn’t have much choice where they were caught between devil and the deep blue sea?

        “Say, the war is still going on, and LTTE is still in control of some areas – Do you think Tamil people will be complaining about lands being converted LTTE camps? Or will you even say ‘living in fear’ bro?”

        What a silly question? Ask your grandchildren who are better placed and intelligent to respond to your question fully than yourself.

        Are you saying army never committed any war crime between April 1971 and January 2015?

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          Native Vedda,

          You’re talking about Army committing war crimes, and I am talking about committing to the war itself.

          “Tamils prefer atrocities committed by army or by LTTE” – Only Tamils can answer this with honesty.

          “devil and the deep blue sea” – Still you’re referring to choices/preferences. And that was my point as well. I guess it is Tamils who are better placed to answer this than my grandkids :)

          Note: My grandkids doesn’t know (not the first hand witnesses like us) about Massacre of over 700 SL Police officers, massacre of innocent 147 Muslims in Kattankudy mosque, massacre of innocents in the Central Bus station, Central Bank massacre, massacre in public busses, massacre in trains, markets, religious places…massacre..massacre and massacre..and innocent..innocent and innocent…

          What is the difference between ISIS, an explicit terrorist organization and the so-called separatist movement that was largely supported and funded by its own ordinary people?

          How many such supporters raised their voice aginst killings of innocent lives, innocent kids they only knew a tiger is and animal and seen in the zoos?

          Even if we say no-one raised the voice in fear of lives; what about the ones funding from foreign lands? Why did not stop funding such an organization that is going out of its original identity as separatist movement into a terrorist organization?

          So, can we say that they collectively had a dream of ‘Eelam’, by hook or by crook?

          Majority of voices had been on long leave and resumed just when they knew that they had no choices?

          If I were a Tamil, I would pick the devil of Army since I still have a chance to voice aginst and that was not the case with other devil, LTTE

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            Muslimman
            “What is the difference between ISIS, an explicit terrorist organization and the so-called separatist movement that was largely supported and funded by its own ordinary people?”

            you are indeed a Msuliman

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            Muslim man “Tamils prefer atrocities committed by army or by LTTE” – Only Tamils can answer this with honesty.

            Muslim Man the answer is the reason why “this question arose in the first place?”

            and the reason is ???????

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            MuslimMan

            “If I were a Tamil, I would pick the devil of Army since I still have a chance to voice aginst and that was not the case with other devil, LTTE “

            Since you are not a Tamil, leave the worrying to the Tamils who have/had first-hand experience of the armed forces.

            “My grandkids doesn’t know (not the first hand witnesses like us) about Massacre of over 700 SL Police officers, massacre of innocent 147 Muslims in Kattankudy mosque, massacre of innocents in the Central Bus station, Central Bank massacre, massacre in public busses, massacre in trains, markets, religious places…massacre..massacre and massacre..and innocent..innocent and innocent…”

            I am sorry I could not be everywhere you mentioned above to stop all those atrocities that have taken place in various parts of this island. The LTTE did not announce where and when it was going to strike.

            Nor did members of armed forces and Muslim home guard.

            Therefore I had failed in my duty as a first citizen to protect Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims, children, women, young and the old, ….. from the atrocities committed by members of armed forces, Muslim home guards, Vigilantes, patriotic smart ass thugs, IPKF, LTTE, …. members of other sundry groups, JVP, uniformed rapists, …… rioters murderers since 1915 … etc.

            My personal apologies to all people who have been harmed, killed, raped, looted, …… since 1915.

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    The Muslims will show their strength when elections come for the local government and provincial elections that will drive Sirisena and his SLFP to 4th place. The Muslims proved their strength when they elected Sirisena and now they will show their strength when he is kicked out. He has to resign and go back to his Kubura when he is place 4th if he has any self respect

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      Fazeel Hussain

      “The Muslims will show their strength when elections come for the local government and provincial elections that will drive Sirisena and his SLFP to 4th place.”

      Well can the Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalese show bit of wisdom which could lead to building a peaceful, liberal, equitable, ……………. island suitable for the future generations to live and prosperity instead of borrowed/imagined strength?

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        Fazeel Hussain,

        “The Muslims will show their strength when elections come for the local government and provincial elections that will drive Sirisena and his SLFP to 4th place.”

        Talks about revenge.

        Native Vedda,

        “Well can the Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalese show bit of wisdom which could lead to building a peaceful….island”

        Isn’t it happened on 8th Jan 2015? Or was it also just a revenge on MR?

        Politicians alone can’t do that. Every stakeholder responsibility it is.
        Probably, if there is a vaccine that kills racial hatreds among us that can definitely help us.

        I suppose those who comment on CT are somewhat educated – See the samples of our educated guys/girl

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      Muslims should indeed show their “Strength” and vote for a Rajapakse in revenge. LOL!

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        Who said Rajapaksa war monger

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    Dear Hilmy Ahamed,

    I have my own life to live, and I cannot find the time to study all that you have carefully researched and posted.

    From earlier articles and comments by you, I know that you are a reasonable man, and, at a glance, I can tell that you’ve written well and objectively.

    Yes, Islamophobia is real and unwarranted. I’m grateful that people like you are forcefully and consistently discussing these issues. Right now, it would help if you also ENSURED that MMDA also got well discussed.

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      Dear SM
      Views expressed by you here are broadly most welcome when external oppression of the Muslims is a key issue.

      But by asking the writer to talk about MMDA (which has little to do with the case before us and is internal to the Muslim community) you may be unwittingly helping those who encourage national oppression of the Muslims.

      I am sorry if I sound a little touchy on the matter, but I am sore about the anti-Muslim propaganda, by Sinhalese ans Tamils alike, that I have come across in the past few years.

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        SJ

        Are you saying MMDA is anti Muslim?
        You also say MMDA is internal to the Muslim community. I don’t agree with you on that. Muslim women and children are citizens of this country and I think in the absence of the Muslims community ie the politicians conservatives and wannabe politicos like Hilmy doing anything to fix the matter, the rest of the country should throw their weight in to see the reforms thru.

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          Bob Marley

          When will you realise, “No Women NO Cry”?

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          BM
          I never ever said any such thing.

          My concern is that bringing MMDA into this issue firstly diverts attention from the core question, and secondly enables mischievous elements who readily take advantage of each issue that the Muslim community is struggling to come to grips with to attack the Muslims as a group.

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      Deep thought comment.

      By the middle of the last year, the constitution making was in full swing. There was a fear of Hillary coming to power and redoing the 30/1 in proper way. Yahapalanaya was feeling the pinch of IC. Hakeem flexed his muscle, turned wheel of the cart and reversed. Ranil spoke on Public stages that “SLMC is not ready to agree for TNA’s requests, so we are not going with TNA’s request”. That is how SLMC destroyed last year’s Unity government’s initiation. Start of this year Hakeem came out stronger and openly addressed to CV that CV has to fix thoughts because Muslims will not agree North-East merger. After destroying Tamil on Nandikadal with Brother Prince, refusing to take the responsibility Ambassador Blake asked to take on minorities issues, fooling Secretary Hillary Clinton with LLRC implementation, Signing for the Divineguma from America, supporting to dismiss CJ Shiranee, destroying Tamils at Geneva accompanying the Sinhala Supporting actresses, Hakeem thought he had put the final nail on the Tamils head with shutting off the progress of the constitutional solution.

      You may remember the Inchcape rock. The pirates of Sir Ralph cut off the bell that was installed by Abbot of Arbroath; they winked at each other; they said to each other “Here after every ship sails on this way will wreck on this rock, we will kills the sailors and sweep all their wealth”. Ships came and wrecked; pirates amassed a fortune; but when their heavily loaded vessel started its journey, the wind and waves brought it back to the rock and wrecked it there.

      Last year, all Muslim MP and Misters threatened to resign together and bringing down the Yahapalanaya. Hilmi wanted Muslim to support JVP while it did not promise anything new. Clear attempt of muscle flexing.

      Now …………What?

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    There are so many villages exists on the edges of forest reserves.people live in those villages with forest cover in friendly way. earn livelihoods without damaging forest or animals. never ask expansion like hundred thousand acres.but here agitating for more.intentions of those politicians involved is clear. to bring outsiders into those villages and build dynasty with the help of oil money.that may be threat to national security of the country as well as neighbouring countries.we know lankan muslims youths connection with various terrorists groups all over the world. PM confirmed recently some youth joined with ISIS though muslims community including writer denied such involvement knowing or unknowing.Therefore such a strategic location should not be hand over to muslims politicians control. As writer clearly stated here muslims politicians can be purchased with money. national security is nothing for them when dollars comes to their pockets. very neutral country and champion of human rights targeted by Islamic terrorism day before yesterday. as such preventive actions may be the declaration of adjoining land as forest cover in order to curtail muslims politicians like bathudden hidden political agendas.people may interpret it several ways but GoSL has taken correct decision I suppose

    I feel writer is threatening actions against GoSL if lands are not handed over to bathudden for the implementation of bathudden hidden political agenda It seems. TULF did same kind of thing with JRJ.As suh that should not be taken into consideration.

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    What more can you expect from a racist President who elevated Gnanasara to the level of the Asgiriya and Malwatte prelates

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    I thank the writer for continuesly fighting for the right of the innocent people without any political or personal gains. Hats off to you for courage and your true spirit. I wish more like minded people, irrespective of religion, caste and political affiliation will raise to the occasion to fight together to win the rights of these innocent people.

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    Why are the Sinhala Buddhists silent on this blatant discrimination of a people who helped to save the nation. They could have easily joined hands with the LTTE and the country would have been separated. They lost everything for the sake of a united Sri Lanka. Isn’t there a single Sinhala Buddhist to come forward and address the unfair treatment meted out to these innocent people who have suffered for over 25 years t preserve the unitary state of Sri Lanka

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      Harron Mohamed:

      what you are saying is not the truth. Sinhala buddhists cornered by both the Muslims and by Tamils. The govt knows it and govt is silent because of politics. there are many other sinhala villages that muslims are circling. Muslims use differen tactics.

      Hilmy ahmed wants to say that there muslims IDPs for 27 years. Hilmy AHmed is a NGO who is working for muslim money to spread Islam.

      Himi ahmed is busy in building the political dynasty for Rishad bathiuddin. He want it in Mannar South.

      check HIlmy ahmad’s map. It looks the story is a lie.

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      Because the Sinhalese in their hearts know that Muslims are a bunch of self serving backstabbers. They never fought for patriotic reasons or a united nation but for their own selfish interests by joining with the Sinhalese to steal large amounts of lands from the Tamils in the east.
      If you were united and patriotic. Muslims home guards would not have killed raped looted and ethnically cleansed thousands of Tamils in the east and are still preventing them from returning to their lands. The motive was greed. Even ex Sinhalese army officers have commented on this.
      They started their games in the north. Spying for the Sinhalese and acting against the Tamils. This is why the LTTE chased them away.
      Muslims in Sri Lanka, speak Tamil and are Tamil by ethnicity however constantly join Sinhalese racists to kill and backstab the Tamils. No one trusts a traitor or a backstabber and the Sinhalese are giving the treatment, a typical backstabber deserves. You are now trying to get the strategic lands around Musali along the north west coast, to create another Islamic homeland/ghetto in the north, just like what you have now done in the east. Go everywhere throughout the world begging for refuge and asylum and then create problems and want to take over the land from the very people who gave you refuge. Just like in the north and east of the island. very soon even liberal Sweden will close its doors to Muslim asylum seekers. As they are trouble on the long run

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        Ya Piglet (is what I derive from your name in Tamil), it is obvious from yours and a host of other pigs and racist commenting on this issue, none of you have a first hand experience living amidst the Muslims which I am fortunate to have had. For your information the Muslims are peace loving and mind their own business living a distinctly different life to the rest of the ethnic communities. As is natural there are black sheep in every community which is no reason to generalise the entire lot in passing judgement.The reason for so much hatred shown by many of those in their comments towards the Muslims is definitely due to their exposure to the riff raffs of that community and lack of knowledge of the real Muslims, their attitudes and simplicity. Therefore would suggest to everyone not to join the bandwagon for the sake of commenting, be more practical and purposeful.

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          So peace loving that Tamil speaking Muslim mobs down south were joining the Sinhalese armed forces police and thugs,killing raping and looting Tamil homes and businesses during every state sponsored anti Tamil pogrom.
          In the east the so called peaceful Muslim home guards, who were heavily armed by the STF were very busy killing raping looting and killing Tamil Hindus, these incidents were so brutal, that Sinhalese Army officers had to step in and put a stop to it.
          They killed murdered and ethnically cleansed thousands of Tamils in the east from their lands and are still not allowing these Tamils to return. The very same Tamils whose ancestors gave these eastern Muslims male ancestors refuge and asylum, when they were fleeing Portuguese and then Sinhalese persecution and also gave them Tamil Hindu women in marriage. They are now repaying this by trying to kill murder loot ethically cleanse and steal Tamil people’s lands.
          In the north despite being a very small minority of around 65000 in a sea of Eelam Tamil Hindus and Christians, they still started their usual tricks backstabbing and spying for the Sinhalese armed forces and working against the Tamils.
          They were basically acting like an enemy 5th force within the Tamils. The LTTE found out and chased them away. These acts were done during periods of war against a hostile population. They were either interned or deported.

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          contd.
          Who asked them to do these. They just cannot refrain from being treacherous and backstabbing. No one likes them or trusts them, as unlike other Muslim people, they are not loyal to their own language origin culture or heritage, in the name of their religion they are slaves to the alien Arabic culture and way of life and are waiting for an opportunity to impose it on the rest of the island.
          Just look at all the comments gloating and begging the Sinhalese were loyal to you and joined in your racist genocidal dance against the island’s Tamils despite sharing a common language, origin and ethnicity, just for a few crumbs and now reward us as you promised by giving us huge chunks of Tamil lands for a Islamic homeland.
          The do not realise that if they had stood side by side with their fellow Hindu and Christian Tamils from the very beginning to fight against Sinhalese racism, the Sinhalese would have backed off and it would not have come this level. No they just had to backstab, deny their actual Tamil origin for a few crumbs for their largely Southern elite from the Sinhalese tables and contributed to this mess. Now they are blinking as everything what they promised is not coming.

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            “sharing a common language” is a curse for Muslims, not a credit.

            Sinhalese have only 1 problem with Muslims. Everything among Muslims is a problem for Tamils.

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              “sharing a common language” is a curse for Muslims, not a credit”

              its a curse,on the internationally acclaimed world’s oldest language.

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              It is a curse not for the Muslims but for the Tamils, from the day these fake Arab low caste Dravidian Tamil Hindu converts migrated to the island from Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala and decided to set camp along the then Tamil North West coast.

              It is a curse on the eastern Tamils when they took pity on you backstabbers as fellow Tamils and gave refuge land as well as women to start families a few centuries ago, when the Sinhalese did not want you backstabbers to settle on a large scale in the Kandyan areas, when you people fled from Portuguese persecution along the western coast and ran to the Kandyan areas first for refuge. Since then yu9 ungrateful have only been busy backstabbing the Tamils.

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              contd
              Islam and being Muslims is a faith and a religion, your personal belief and relationship with God. Nothing to with your heritage, race ethnicity or language spoken. They are two completely different thing. You can be a proud Arab, Turk, Kurd, Bosnian, Malay,Tamil and still be a good and devout Muslim. This is what you backstabbers cannot get that other Muslims in other lands get. They do not mix up their religion and personal faith with their ethnicity. Muslims in Sri Lanka deliberately do this to gain advantage this is why they deny their actual Indian/Tamil origin and pathetically claim a fake Arab/Moorish Heritage, that even Arabs have stated that they do not have or have in very small amount. DNA also proves this.

              Of course Sinhalese have very little problem with you backstabbers, as from the time of independence until a few years ago, you were their partners in their anti Tamil dance and genocide. In the name of your religion, a fake Arab heritage and with an agenda to steal large parts of country to Arabise the island in future, you joined the Sinhalese and killed looted and ethnically cleansed thousands of Tamils from their lands in the east.

              Everything amongst Muslims is a problem with Tamils is because you are too afraid now to demand anything or steal anything from the Sinhalese. Tried it and was taught a good lesson. The powerful Sinhalese army and police will teach you backstabbers a lesson. However thinking that the Tamils are now weak with no support from anyone, you have decided to steal as much as possible from the Tamils to create your Arab Wahhabi Islamic utopia, along the strategic north western and east coast. Over 70% of the island’s Muslims live in the Sinhalese south. Only 28% in the Tamil north and east. However notice not a single demand for an Islamic homeland for Muslims majority areas in the south are made but everything is only aggressively made in the Tamil areas. All in the name of religion. Then wonder why the problem is.
              The problem is you people not the Tamils. If you do not want to be Tamil, but be some pathetic clone of the Arab, why do you speak our language or claim our lands. Go to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Qatar and see how these Arabs will treat you. Like dirt.

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          Most Muslims are peaceful. Are you joking, now go anywhere in the world they are creating problems for others in the name of their religion.. In the west, in the Middle East large parts of Asia. Go and tell the Egyptian Copts who have a far older history in Egypt than the present day Arabic speaking Egyptian Muslims. The Yazidi and Christian communities in Syria and Iraq, again far more ancient than the Muslims. In the west they seek asylum and then in the name of their religion start terrorising everyone.
          Unlike other Muslims whose primary identity is their ethnicity or race eg. Arab,Turk,Malay, Kurd the Muslims of Sri Lanka do not want to be identified by their actual ethnicity Tamil( not Moor that is just a lie) but a Pan Islamic identity. Because of this you will be identified with any atrocity that is committed in part of the world by any Muslim. This is what you want and this is what you will get and then don’t howl.

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            Rohan,

            You only display your ignorance in international politics. And you and a few low caste Tamils keep saying “their actual ethnicity Tamil” even millions of times won’t change the history, history books by researchers and scholars and the reality – Again lack of knowledge or that is the only way you know how to take revenge on Muslims.

            Good try, but we care nothing as long as we have the Muslim identity protected by Islam where there is no room for casteism or discrimination – If you’re a victim of the caste system and want a relief, visit the nearest mosque and talk to the Imam for a relief.

            Remember, once you’re Muslim, you would be part of Islam, you can’t mud sling on other religions for whatever reasons.

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        Pandi,

        Damn Right. Muslims during the British invasion acted as Bounty hunters for British shillings. Meaning, the British would give them a few shillings for them to provide tips on where Sinhalese warriors were in hiding during the Kandyan Rebellion.

        During the War in the North, Muslims would provide us with valuable tips (and sometimes even with interrogating Tamil suspects) for a pound of Beef.

        Then, home guards would destroy entire villages so that they could rob the lands of Tamils.

        For one thing Sinhalese army soldiers never robbed tamil lands. If we did, I would be living in Jaffna today.

        But Muslims were famous for this. Tamils should join us in war against the arabs.

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          Yes Reginald, you idiot, you are the ones who are in the majority in the Arab countries earning foreign currency in every which way you can. Using the women folk to do maid jobs and other nefarious activities too. Now here you go wanting to wage war against the very people who feed you and your folk.Did you not read about the number of loans of vast sums provided by the very same Arabs whom you want the Tamils to join you to fight against. Shameless you, ever since Sri Lanka had financial and other problems it was the Arab funds which rescued us regardless of who was in power. No wonder you guys talk like this, the ungrateful kind you lot.
          Everyday we read about the aid given by one or the other Arab country and countless times the Pakistani Govt. has provided immense help in kind…read man, read news items from our own news papers, and repent.You are not the type to appreciate anyway, keep waging wars….Thank God I am grateful for what I have got from them while working in the Mid East where they never showed any discrimination towards me.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald,

          “For one thing Sinhalese army soldiers never robbed tamil lands. If we did, I would be living in Jaffna today”

          I am sure you’re a Tamil trying to further disgrace SL Army to take revenge?

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          Damn right war monger. You send your women for the Arabs[Edited out]. You men have no shame. When they come back with the Petro dollars, you don’t mind[Edited out]. Thats your new culture

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      Aiding and abetting a racist majority to kill murder and commit genocide on a minority is not patriotism but smacks of opportunism and war crimes. You should be ashamed.
      You are now howling that the Sinhalese are discriminating the Muslims but helped the Sinhalese to discriminate that Tamils and now angry that they did not reward you for your help.
      Good lesson to traitors and backstabbers

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      Honest Muslim accepting that they back stabbed Tamils. Now in the frying pan. Do get fried good and proper.

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    I thank for the excellent article of brother Hilmi, who always writes and fights for the down trodden people in the country. The present rulers and the governments in the past in Sri Lanka have not only miserably failed to resolve the calamity and to resettle these protracted Northern Muslim IDPs (NMIDPs), but also discriminated them by releasing forces occupied lands in the Tamil dominant areas under the heaviness emanated from Tamil Diasporas. Resettling IDPs with dignity is an undeniable responsibility of the domestic government as per UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (1998), failing which the Muslim IDPs and the stakeholders should seek the support from international community with the assistance of other Islamic countries.
    I think it is another plot spiralling the opinion of the Muslim community against MS and RW to annihilate their regime in the forthcoming elections. NMIDPs and their stakeholders should take-up this matter seriously and directly approach the HRC in Geneva or anywhere to justify their genuine cause to find a sustainable solution.

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      If you hate Tamils so much why do have a Tamil Muslim caste name? Marikar is a typical Tamil Muslim caste name from Tamil Nadu. You are just like that wanker Muslim Politician from the central province, who called himself Sinhala Marrikar. Has a Tamil Muslim caste name and called himself Sinhalese. To add to this joke, Sinhala Marrikar’s mother only spoke Tamil.
      The former Indian President and the father of Indian Atomic and Space Science the Late Abdul Kalam belonged to the Marrikar community. He was a very proud Tamil and was proud of his Tamil heritage. Backstabbers like you are disgrace to him and the rest of Tamil Muslim Marrikar community.

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        Siva Sankaran, talking through your hat by praising someone to undermine the other does not help to cover your actual intent. Tamil being only the language and nothing but cannot distinguish the Muslim Marickar and Tamil Marickar or Sinhalese Marickar because they were all Muslims and only identified by the language they were familiar with not attached to any caste. Therefore they are no disgrace to the Late Abdul Kalam who was a Muslim and not belonging to any Tamil caste.

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          Only person taking through your hat is you. stupid person.

          Go and google about Tamil Muslim castes and about late Abdlul Kalam. Marricker, Rawther and Lebbai are Tamil Muslim castes. Muslims from other parts of India do not have these caste names. These are specific Tamil Muslim castes. Marrickars are from the coast and the Rawthers largely from the interior. Borah, Memon Etc are Gurathi Muslim communities. Mapillas are Malayalee Muslims.
          Yes Tamil and Sinhalese are languages and no one dispute this. Being a Muslims is not a race or ethnicity it is a religion. You get Tamils Muslims, Bengali Muslims, Gujarathi Muslims PunjabiMuslims, Malay Muslims, Arab Muslims, Turkish Muslims but definitely no Sinhalese Muslims.May be in another hundred years.
          When all these Tamil Muslim Marrikars, Rawthers and Lebbais from Tamils Nadu become Sinhalese Muslim Marrikar Rawther and Lebbais. Just like Tamil CHetties have became Sinhalese Hettis, Tamil Mudaliars have become Sinhalese Mudali. Tamil Pillais Sinhalese Pilli.
          Muslims in Sri Lanka are Tamil by ethnicity but will deny it and claim everything else as their origin, as they think they can escape discrimination from Sinhalese racists like you. Like Smith is English and Schmidt is German Guanaratne is Sinhalese and Gunatatnam is Tamil. Marrikar is a Tamil Muslim caste and most Tamil Muslims belonging to the Marrikar caste, have Marrikar as a surname too. Just like many Tamil Muslims belonging to the Rawther or Lebbai castes take Rawther or Lebbai as their surname. This is very common in India where the caste name is the surname too. Thakur Shetty, Chetti, Pillai, Nair, Menon, Nambiar, Rao, Iyer, Sharma/Sarma, Shastru/Sastri, Joshi,Naicke. Naidu, Naick, Nayagam. The list goes on.

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    Sinhalese people should think it is in their interest to dominate NE with Muslim and Singhalese resentment? Why otherwise one Tamil Nada may invade NE.so think far ahead ..

    Do not support stupidity of BBS.

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      Dr NAS.

      You talk like a modaya. Tamilnadu have invaded us as kallathonis and fishermen. They are not capable of invading otherwise.

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    Hilmy ahmed:

    Check again a Sri lankan map to see where you find the Manik Farm, Pihibiyagollewa and aluthwewa. there is may be 100 miles between wilpattu boundary and those three locations marked in the map.

    The two maps you show on the top should be correct as there had been lot of rapingf of the forest. Even the Musali region you show is outside the wilpattu. You can check the map you provide. Musali is outside the road buffer.

    Did you prove again that you are a liar ?

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      Shows how illiterate you are in geography.

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      This reflects the reality in Law enforcement and the difference to Northern province and North Central Province. When it s Muslai all zigzagged serious demarcation while a large area including the Wilpattu main forest and its reservations in the Eastern boundary. This major destruction is not seen, not droned and even the Minister of Environment is not shown. Why this discrimination. Let us join non-racist environmentalist to voice this disaster to the treasure of Wilpattu main forest. At least this could be an eye opener for the environmentalists who have real concern about the forest destruction.

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    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.

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    Dangerous animals must keep caged! Tigers, bears, cobras, Muslims, CT commenter Native Vadda, etc.

    Other countries have already started cracking down dangerous Muslim extremists but Sri Lankan authorities are in deep sleep, dreaming Sahajeevanaya, reconciliation mumbo jumbo.

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    First connect Mannar and Puttalam through this area. it will solve the problem.

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    Muslims are a threat to the whole world ..end of story..no matter howmuch you try to justify..

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    This reflects the reality in Law enforcement and the difference to Northern province and North Central Province. When it s Muslai all zigzagged serious demarcation while a large area including the Wilpattu main forest and its reservations in the Eastern boundary. This major destruction is not seen, not droned and even the Minister of Environment is not shown. Why this discrimination. Let us join non-racist environmentalist to voice this disaster to the treasure of Wilpattu main forest. At least this could be an eye opener for the environmentalists who have real concern about the forest destruction.

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    Hilmy Ahamed,

    Sir, Keep up the fight.

    The only reason this has been blown out of proportion is because it is a Muslim settlement. If this was a Sinhala-Buddhists settlement then our Sinhala-Buddhists patriots wouldn’t give a s!!t even if the whole forest reserve was leveled.

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    If there is any truth in what this writer says, it is the responsibility of all Buddhists to support the resettlement of the Muslims. The Army has been forced out from many places because of the pressure that has been brought by India and USA. These Muslims are suffering because they did not agree with the blood thirsty prbaharan to divide the country. If we dont help them, we are worse than prabaharan

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      No they joined blood thirsty Sinhalese racists and war criminals from the time of independence to kill rape loot and commit genocide on the island’s Tamils for crumbs from the Sinhalese table. Now howling and crying as Sinhalese have used them and not giving them the crumbs. Prapakaran was no saint but he is product of State sponsored Sinhalese racism and blood thirsty racist Sinhalese like you.

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      SR

      Nobody against resettlement of genuine IDPs. issue is building arab type muslims dynasty in very strategic location destroying much needed forest cover it seems. As you know chena cultivators prefer jungle environment around them as jungle itself provide fertilizer needed on free of charge,on top of that jungle itself do pest controlling even on free of charge.with winds sweeping across the chena with peums of some trees like kohomba. genuine chena cultivators know this art very well. but these people need additional hundred thousand acres to be cleared for their usage.that is the mystery. for what. nobody explain writer indicated here it is for pee for inhabitant. it is a bullshit.they are not paddy farmers either nor chena cultivators even it seems.that is the issue here.

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    Himly Ahamed,

    “Failure on the part of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Government would compel them to seek justice not just from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but also solicit the support of Arab nations and the international community.”

    Why don’t you Moslims leave this country and settle in Arab countries where you really belong?

    If I rightly remember Malaysia’s forest cover is 70% of its land area whereas SL struggling to maintain a meagre 20%! No use of maintaining thousands and thousands Sinhala, Muslim and Tamil brats at the expense of forest reserves of the land. Muslims must know how to control their population by resorting to family planning methods. It true for Sinhalese and Tamils too. When the forests are gone and with that the animals and birds, humans have to eat each others assholes for food and sneff same for oxygen. Don’t write fucking racist bullshit and help conserve the forests of the country which are a world heritage and without which man cannot survive.

    Why don’t you idiots get help from your Arab friends and build a few highrises for Muslims which would solve all the problems of land exploitation.

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      Simple Silva, why dont you get on to a catamaran and go all the way to Culcutta and join Vijaya’s family. You may be assigned a cobblers job as per your caste

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        You appears to be biased or hating Calcata to deport Silva there. Please take him to Dhaka. He came from Dhaka, not from Calcutta.

        The problem of going back to Dhaka is once Vijayan left, Allah has settled there too. Silva cannot get along where Allah is settled.

        Anyway, It was Vijayan Land the Middle East. In fact Vijayan’s great great Great grands come from Middle East to Indus Valley. When they were chased from Middle East, they went to Indus Valley. When they were was chased from Indus Valley They went to Bengal. During Ashoka’s Kalinga war, poor Vijeya was deported from Dhaka to Lanaka that time.

        Now What?
        From here to back to Middle East?

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      Silva, you should get in to you Amuda and start planting trees around Sinhala settlements. It is your [Edited out] community that has destroyed the forest cover of over 80% of the land. Where were you when thousands of hectres of land were flattened in Mattala, Suriyawewa and Hambantotoa, Millions of bird life destroyed and millions of ancient trees lumbered. You talk of the woods that has been created when these people were chased out of their home, but not the desertification done else where. What a bloody racist you are

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    Hilmy Ahamed’s article has far too many part facts and some simply untrue. He tries to make out that Musali controversy is Lankan Muslim restricted. Non-Muslims are also in a similar condition and worse they do not have any clout of the Rishad Bathuitheen type.

    Fake facts by Hilmy: An example – “……….. Hats off to Basil Rajapaksa for undertaking this task in record time. 300,000 Tamil IDPs were resettled…….. “.
    There are thousands of Tamil IDPs still languishing in camps. UNHRC is fully aware of this.

    A Hilmy Freudian slip: “…. The Muslim politicians were considered a commodity that can be bought over at a price and silenced… “
    Every Lankan knows this – even Wilpattu rogue wild buffaloes know this.

    Hilmy threat: “….. It is time that they exercised their right to justice …….. Failure on the part of the….. Government would compel them to seek justice not just from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but also solicit the support of Arab nations and the international community…… “
    If and when you go to UNHRC make sure you do not present fake facts. They may turn round and suggest modifications to MMDA. Avoid Arab support. Their reputation is low right now.

    Good luck Hilmy.

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    Mr. Siva,
    Please note that there is neither Singhala Marikkar nor Thamil Maraikkayar among us. We are SRI Lankan Muslims and remain in only one caste. I’m not against any Tamil brothers getting their rightful rights. My only concern is nothing but the state’s discrimination.

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      The Marikayar or Marrikar caste/community is closely associated with the coastal Tamil Muslims from Southern Tamil Nadu. A few are from Kerala but basically they are Tamil Muslims. Just like the Mappila Muslims are associated with Kerala despite the fact a few a from Tamil Nadu too. Sri Lankan Muslims are Dravidian Tamil Muslims who migrated largely from Tamil Nadu and some from then Tamil Kerala.This is the reason you find Tamil Muslim caste/community names very common amongst them. The original/initial small amount of Arab/Tamil mixed element amongst them became very negligible or not a factor in their genetic makeup, after this huge influx/ migration of Dravidian Tamil Muslims from India.
      The Arabs never came here in their thousands just a few hundred over a span of a few centuries. The only married or took Tamil women as their partners not because they found Sinhalese women unattractive in anyway but because they already found Tamil Muslims living along the coast and in South India and they were trading extensively with them

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        Caste in Pakistan and caste names from the major Pakistani Ethnic groups. There is no such thing called one caste or one Muslim people. Descendants of Tamil Muslims castes like Marrikar , Rawther, Lebbai that largely remained separate in their original homeland in Tamil Nadu may have intermingled here, however in South Asia and in the middle east caste/tribes still tend to remain separate.

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      MM
      Do not waste your breath. There is no cure for stubborn ignorance.

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    Mr. Hilmy Ahmed, the best conclusion one arrives at on reading these comments is that all the negative ones are from those determined blindly to oppose everything what is written regardless of your painstaking effort in providing proof beyond any doubt.Therefore, I honestly believe that you are simply throwing pearls among swine and ignoring all stupid responses for what they are.
    Hats off to you.

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    I am 60 years old now, most of my life span washed away during the war and southern insurgencies-watching the carnage. I feel rest of it- “what may have left” too will be taken away by modern southern racists groups who themselves call naturalist, Rain forest protectionist or even stray dog protectors, who concern only North of Wilpattu but ignore whole southern wet zone destruction by….
    This post 56 racist groups(North+East+South+West) who gave us a terrible war fought with AK-47, T-56, land mines, Artilleries, war planes etc. who took away best part of life has left us new war mongers who finding new and modern way to ignite hate and mistrust further, casting themselves as nature-lovers.
    Note: To-Southern Rainforest protectionist/Naturalist, just take a half an hour tour around Moratuwa area and observe the sawmills, you can find whole trees uncut,10 times or even more trees than kind of teak, Burutha, Nadun, Mahogany you find in wilpattu whole forest. These trees are uprooted with taproot intact. Who own these sawmills?,

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    Hillmy Akmed,

    As a Dog lover, I will any day worry about the well being of a Canine than a bunch of Land Robbers.

    I am the proud owner of a Champion Dog named “Copernicus”. He’s won many awards for the family.

    These are not IDPs you are talking about. There never were settlements in the Wilpattu area before the War. Muslims are eyeing the West Coast because of it’s close proximity to Pakistan and Arabian Gulf. From there all the Jihadists will come with guns and bombs to do what Muslims did to so many other countries like Bangladesh, Maldives, Indonesia and Malaya.

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera. I am sure you retired with your dogs still capable of doing what you have been doing all these years. So, go on, love them, make love to them and make sure yours remain as one. We suffered enough under [Edited out] like you. Now that you are retired, [Edited out]

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        CT
        Why do you allow comments in bad taste?
        One leads to another and that to yet another and where does it all end up?

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      Damn right war monger.[Edited out]

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      Have you ever seen a map?

      Where is Pakistan and where is Musali?

      Colombo is closer to Karachchi than Musali.

      These are Jaffna displaced Muslims. They have to be resettled in Jaffna not in some jungle.

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        How stupid this Fcukima is. Doesnt know the differnce between Karachi, Jaffna and Mussali. Must have got it from the wrong end from a Thambi

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        Jaffna never had Muslims
        there were Sinhalese running bakery and shops and working in affluent Tamil Houses and of course the govt planted army and the police and Navy

        to my knowledge not a single mosque in Jaffna or halal meat shop.

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          That was during your time. Muslims were living in Jaffna for centuries.

          Learn.

          http://www.jaffnamuslim.com/

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            Fathima/SJ/Muhammed Cassim

            any one can crate a website these days, so you are just wasting your time by pointing me to a fake website

            There is another website that claims Tamils never lived in Jaffna

            if Muslims lived in Jaffna for centuries why didn’t they join the liberation struggle.

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              Rajash

              “to my knowledge not a single mosque in Jaffna or halal meat shop.”

              Muslim settlements started appearing in the North in or around 8 th century. According to evidence available from literature and archaeology Portuguese destroyed Mosques as they did to Hindus and Buddhists places of worship.

              Please refer to:

              Jaffna under the Portuguese,Abeyasinghe ,Tikiri.,1986,
              Lake House Invesment Ltd, Colombo

              Were you expecting a mosque as large as Imam Reza Shrine, Iran (598,657 square metres, accommodates 500,000 worshipers) in the North?

              “if Muslims lived in Jaffna for centuries why didn’t they join the liberation struggle.”

              Muslim Maaveerar of the Tamil Struggle

              Note I was aware of 32 or 36 Muslims members who fought and died for LTTE. You can obtain details of those Muslim (Maveerer) from the above link.

              Hope you too will strive to dig out the truth.

              Muslims of Mannar and Eastern had had excellent relation with LTTE until the psychopath VP decided to determine how, when, where, … they can go/use toilet.

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          R
          Jaffna Municipal Council had a Muslim Mayor in the 1950’s.
          The great educationist and scholar AMA Azeez was from Jaffna and a product of Jaffna Hindu College who knew more of Saivaism than his classmates.

          No Mosque in Jaffna? Have you been to Jaffna at all?

          There was no halal meat shop? There was no halal meat shop in the whole country until recently, as butchers in urban areas were predominantly Muslims.
          The issue of halal meat came up for two reasons: sale of meat in supermarkets and the export of meat.

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            “Jaffna Municipal Council had a Muslim Mayor in the 1950’s”

            really never heard of him

            AMA Azeez was from Jaffna and a product of Jaffna Hindu College – good for him

            This statement confirms what I said there was the odd Muslim.

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              “really never heard of him”
              Had you heard enough of what you should have, you may write differently.

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              Rajash

              You are increasingly becoming the Tamil version of HLD Mahindapala on one side and Izeth Hussain on the other, rapidly losing your senses so you are becoming Tamil version of Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa and Champika combined.

              What has happened to you since you returned from Thailand not that we are interested in your prowess but seriously about your health?

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          Rajesh, shows what a small brain you have. Go take a walk alongs moor street in Jaffna which your F….ing LTTE and the Racist army bombed the shit out. The entire Muslim heritage is there. The Muslims were the lead merchants in Jaffna. You came back from your refugee land and take a tour

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