17 June, 2019

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National Introspection In The Aftermath

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

“The immediate task for the government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” (Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), Colombo Telegraph 9 May 2019).  In this, the government failed to take prompt action just as it failed to prevent the Easter massacre by ignoring all warnings. How can a government tolerate parliamentarians who mobilise thugs to destroy properties and business establishments belonging to ordinary Muslims who had nothing to do with the massacre, and make political capital out of it? How can it tolerate black sheep in the police and army who looked the other way when those goons were burning properties and desecrating mosques? And how can the Sangha allow a handful of its members advocate hatred against fellow citizens?  Hundreds of thugs involved in the riot are reported to have been arrested and videos of Bhikkus spreading hatred have been released, but there is no guaranty that they would be brought to justice.  The same parliamentarians who hired those thugs will pressure the President to release them to be redeployed. Will the Sangha cleanse itself of its undesirable elements?

Reports also tell horrendous stories about how security forces had behaved in carrying out their duty. There is no question that all those who were involved in the Easter massacre, directly or indirectly, should be caught and brought to justice. Security forces have every right to search nook and cranny of all suspected places to gather evidence. However, those armed men and women should have been instructed by their superiors to be mindful of the sensitivities of local people when entering sacred places like mosques, churches or temples. They should not ransack those places and show disrespect to things and symbols worshippers venerate. For instance, when the Australian armed forces were preparing to join the multinational force in Afghanistan and Iraq in early 2000s, I was invited by the HQ to conduct a couple of sessions with the infantry in educating them about dos and don’ts when dealing with Muslims and entering their homes and mosques. Of course, that was a case of mostly Christian foreigners entering a Muslim country. In the case of Sri Lanka however, the army and police are fellow citizens and their misbehaviour or insensitivity shows how ignorant are the citizens about each other’s religion and culture. It is this ignorance, promoted not insignificantly by the national education system that lies at the bottom of many inter-communal and inter-religious issues that crippling Sri Lanka.

In the aftermath of the Easter infamy, the time has come for the nation to sit back and do serious soul searching if it were to recover its glorious Buddhist past and cherish its pluralist identity. It is wrong to blame an entire community for the lunacy of a few, and it was such blanket condemnation, suspicion and hard line approach that led to an escalation of terrorism and rise of the lone wolf phenomenon in the West.  Since jihadist terrorism is a new variable in the Sri Lanka’s security equation there are lessons to learn from the mistakes of the West.

No one can dispute the fact that Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country, but is also a democratic polity with a plural society. Sri Lanka’s Buddhist and plural identities are historically determined and naturally inseparable. It is the mismanagement of this plurality over the last seventy years or so that has driven this country into a state of political and social abyss, dragging the economy also along with it. In “Sri Lanka’s Grand Failure” (Colombo Telegraph, 1 Nov. 2017), it was stated that, “The Sinhala-Tamil-Moor-Malay-Burgher ethnic and Buddhist-Hindu-Christian-Islamic religious plural mix is a permanent historical heritage of the country and no amount of legal, constitutional and chauvinistic political gimmicks can succeed in disinheriting it … Unfortunately, the history of post-independent Sri Lanka has been marked by progressive mismanagement of this heritage. Managing this plurality by successive political leaders has assumed … a zero-sum game… where each element of the mix is deem to win only at the expense of the others. There is a lot to learn by the current leaders from the managerial experience of earlier … (monarchs) of Sri Lanka. The pre-colonial economic prosperity and political stability of this island, and happiness of its people hinged largely on the ethnic and cultural tranquillity achieved under their management … It is time that our political heroes who champion the cause of their respective ethnic and religious communities re-read the history of this island. This applies even to a minority of Buddhist monks and other religious leaders who are now scare mongering … (about) … imagined dangers of pluralism. In contrast, what the past teaches is the promotion and preservation of a healthy spirit of cosmopolitanism amidst plurality which was disrupted … during the colonial era. That disruption has been allowed to continue by the new rulers, who (succeeded) the colonialists.” The nation has to go back to the drawing board and see how it could redeem its lost heritage. What should we do?

In the name of national language we have created two communities which do not communicate with each other. We have left that communication to politicians and they deliberately miscommunicate to maintain the status quo. By relegating English to the margin, purely for political reasons, we have deprived our children of an invaluable international link to widen their knowledge and exploit opportunities arising globally. English may have been the language of the colonialist. But today, it is the lingua franca for global communication, and even members of EU when they meet socially they have no choice but to converse in English. It may sound surprising to some to learn that India today is the second largest English speaking country in the world. A signboard at the University of Hyderabad for example reads, “Department of English and Foreign Languages”, implying that English is not a foreign language in India. Why are we depriving our children many of whom are exceptionally brilliant to take advantage of this international linkage?

By creating separate schools for separate communities, and allow them to operate with different school calendars, we have also deprived our children and teachers the opportunity to mingle, talk and play with each other. The lessons taught in history, literature and religion for example are aimed not at building a nation but at preserving communal and religious identities. Why do we name our schools with names that are sometimes unpronounceable by many and are alien to the country? Even our festivals are too religious and do not encourage people of other religions to participate in the enjoyment. We have too many public holidays but is there one that brings the nation together just to enjoy without any communal or religious ambience? Is there a better term to describe this pathetic situation than to call it soft apartheid?

Behind the façade of parliamentary democracy we have succeeded in promoting separate development for different segments of our pluralist polity, and in the name of identity we are promoting isolation.

There is certainly an identity crisis facing Sri Lankans. Who are the Sri Lankans? Are they Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims or Burghers first and then only Sri Lankans, or the other way round? Is there anything in the country that brings all of them together? Let us learn from Singapore about how to build national identity with social pluralism.  If the majority is determined to consume the whole then the minority has no choice but to fight for its share.  It is that fight, which brought a civil war and also hides behind the Easter Carnage.

Economically, the country is in a perilous state. Foreign institutional investors are lacking confidence to bring capital into the country because of ongoing political uncertainty and communal disharmony.  The phenomenal increase in the wealth of a few does not trickle down fast enough and sufficient enough to benefit the bottom layers of society, and it is the sufferance of those layers that lies at the bottom of many of the nation’s social evils, including inter-communal violence.

The country needs a radical plan of action to rebuild the nation. That plan should be future oriented rather than focusing on easing the current situation. It cannot be postponed any more, and more importantly, that task falls heavily on civil society leaders and should not be left in the hands of politicians.

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    Over load of Intelligence systems: I present this as a possible scenario as I find it difficult to believe that even Motta Sira and Dreaming Ranil would ignore such dire warnings that are supposed to have come well before the attacks on Easter Sunday. They are both stupid but not that stupid.
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    ISIS is a highly efficient organization and even some of our Muslims say it is an arm of Israel, which in turn involves the US. Hence it is not a stupid organization.
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    Is it possible that other bogus warnings of a similar nature were purposely sent to the Military Intelligence for the purpose of overloading the system and hence not allowing them to concentrate on the real threat?
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    Such tactics have been used in warfare to blind the enemy. A case are the D-Day landings during the WW II where the Allies drowned the German intelligence system to hide from them the real target of the operation – Normandy Beaches.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali

      “The immediate task for the government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” (Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), Colombo Telegraph 9 May 2019). In this, the government failed to take prompt action just as it failed to prevent the Easter massacre by ignoring all warnings. How can a government tolerate parliamentarians who mobilise thugs to destroy properties and business establishments belonging to ordinary Muslims who had nothing to do with the massacre, and make political capital out of it And how can the Sangha allow a handful of its members advocate hatred against fellow citizens? Hundreds of thugs involved in the riot are reported to have been arrested and videos of Bhikkus spreading hatred have been released, but there is no guaranty that they would be brought to justice. The same parliamentarians who hired those thugs will pressure the President to release them to be redeployed. Will the Sangha cleanse itself of its undesirable elements?”

      Will the Sangha cleanse itself of its undesirable elements? No, No, No!

      Why not ? Don’t they claim to follow the Enlightened Buddha? No, No, No!

      They follow Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism”, and follow Mara, and an insult to the Buddha.

      Will the Parliament cleanse itself of its undesirable elements? No, No, No!

      Why not ? Don’t they claim to follow Democracy, and Law and Order? No, No, No!

      They are Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” racists. The do not respect Law and Order.

      Even the President, Sirisena, does not respect the constitution and law and order. He had fooled 6.2vmillion voters and turned out to an outright Traitor, Sevalaya (sleaze), Pachaya (liar) Mala-Perethaya (living off the dead) and the curse of the land and the dead.

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        First of all, Bondscam Ranil, should be impeached, and his corrupt and incompetent Gay Royal networked rooted out for enabling the Easter Sunday massacre designed by is US backers, in order to install their military base aka Logistics Hub in Trincomalee– under the guise of fighting the Islamic Caliphate in the Eastern Province.

        The Eastern Province Sharia University was funded by US proxy, Saudi Arabia that had advanced notice of the bombing, that also pumped billions into the Kathankudy area to weaponize islam and de-stabilize the Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

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      Dr Ameer Ali,

      Sri Lanka transformed from a Nation to an amalgamation of Para-ethnic tribes and Para-religious tribes, having their own agenda based in their unproven myths, propagated by the Govery schools, that were Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian, and the children had fewer opportunities to mix and learn from each other.They grow up to be adults not respecting the other ethnicity or religion.

      This was made worse by the priests, monks and the Ulama, promoting their unproven myths, and still worsened by the opportunistic politicians.

      A Land like no other!

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      Dear Mr. Ameer Ali. FIRST & FOREMOST – The world must come to the stark reality that the SRI LANKAN SYSTEM and the STATE is ANTI ISLAMIC and going towards a MYANMAR TYPE GENOCIDE against the Muslims. This is something they did not do to the TAMILS although they massacred and took lot of experience by persecuting them with innovative ways by using the Armed Forces and the Police. The project now the SRI LANKAN system and its operators “PAN-SINHALA RACIST NETWORK” going beyond party, social and professional differences by lending their support to the WAR ON ISLAM by everyone. From Politicians to Monks, Lawyers, Doctors, to Govt Servants to Private sector employees, Businessmen, traders, even the ordinary Tuk Tuk Drivers etc have formed a MEGA-PAN SINHALA BUDDHIST RACIST NETWORK in the SINGLE OBJECTIVE of unleashing THE WAR ON ISLAM according to their own capacity and capabilities. The biggest criminals in the leadership of this NETWORK comprises the PRESIDENT-Sira, Mahinda Rajapakse and his entire extended family, The entirety of the SLPP/SLFP. The second tier leadership is run by the SINHALA RACIST groups such as the JHU, Gammanpila’s Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and its third tier Criminals who are are entrusted with executing the MOB TERRORISM in destroying the properties and killings of Muslims. Its a very well organised Asia’s first of a kind ENEMY OF ISLAM. The Muslim world is just waking up to the horrors to this phenomena as for them it is unbelievable that the very same SRI LANKA as BENEFICIARY of 40+ years of support the Musims lent in uplifting the economy have become the most vicious kind of ENEMY to the MUSLIMS. —contd—part 2

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        Part 2; The SRI LANKAN Sinhala Buddhist enemy who lived on the 40+ years of Arab Muslim countries benefitted right throughout and even during the hard times when they were Warring against the Tamils and the LTTE’s Terrors. The WAR AGAINST ISLAM did not start yesterday or during the 20 odd years as they PROPAGANDIZE through the GOVIGAMA MAFIA RULING ELITES controlled media (TNL, DERANA, HIRU, Daily Mirror/Lankadeepa, Mawbima, Divaina/The Island, RIVIRA etc., etc). It started long long time back and it is almost 100 years old. ANAGARIKA DHARMAPALA (ADHARMA SICK LUNATIC) who was brainwashed by the HENRY STEEL OLCOTT and H.P. BLAVATSKY (two of the infamous FREEMASONS and Lucifer/Satan worshippers, whom were forming/promoting the “NEW AGE” religion along with ANNIE BESANT, LEDBEATER and other ilks to prepare the world for the 300 years plans of establishing the NEW WORLD ORDER which is now run by the FREEMASONIC US/BRITISH/EU/Israeli Pro Zionist countries. —over to Part 3—

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          Radical Ideas?

          Is Wahhabism Salafism a Radical idea? A Satanic, Iblisic Idea? A British idea? A Saudi Idea? An idea of the Great Satan and the minor Satans? Is that why they attack Sufi, Shia and Ahmedia Muslims?

          Is ISIS, Daesh and Al Queda, the spin offs of Wahhabism, supported by The Great SAtan and Minor Satan’s?

          Are the Tauheed Jamats in Sri Lanka the Agents if the Great Satan and minor Satans?

          When the Wahhabi Salafis and Clones, when they make pilgrimage to Mecca, go around a black stone, 7- times, a pagan tradition, considered idol worship? Why not? Why 7 times?

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            Amarasiri, all the varieties that you mentioned are all invented by the Zionist Jews. Wahhabism, Sufism, Salafism are all British brands. They wanted to destroy Islam and could not do it without the help of someone from inside. So, created the Donme’s. Donme is the Secret Jew who live openly as a Muslim. Its s a kind of infiltration to spy and to plot conspiracies like what they are doing. Take the leaders of Muslim countries, most cruel ones are from the Donmes. But, one thing is for sure…This is the beginning of the end of the 100 years old SINHALA RACIST NETWORK which is managed by the GOVIGAMA MAFIA RULING ELITES.

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            Also, modern Buddhism is a satanic religion. Gaitama Buddha’s original teachings is dead now. Sri Lanka’s Mahanayakes and the Gnanasara type racists are living testimony to this.,What they now have is fascism blended something. The mudras found in the statues are almost similar to the Illuminati hand symbols. One of the mudra shows OK sign… the 666 mark of the beast sign. Have you seen Japanese Buddhist worshipping the phallus (the human male sex organ)????

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    Attention ;
    Sri Lanka Muslim Council (Mr.Hilmy)
    ZAM ZAM foundation .
    —–‘–‘x–‘zx
    QOUTE: information suppose to.be from.Muslim Council and Zam Zam
    There is a appeal on for donations for Muslims families over 30. villages severely effected and according to the appeal some families whereabouts are unknown yet and some hidding in the jungles.
    Unquote:
    Why haven’t the media not reported this and suppressed it ,if its true?
    Can you kindly varify and provide media coverage asap.
    Thank you

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    Dear Ameer Ali,
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    You have consistently been saying the right things. If people don’t listen, “what to do?”
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    I’ve only skimmed through this article of yours. The trouble with most of your articles is that they are so well written, and cover the ground so thoroughly that there’s nothing more to say on the subject dealt with.
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    But such dolts we have, that there’ll be much debate to follow!

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      Dear Sihala Man,

      Last time in response to a comment you promised that MR will not be allowed to return.
      When you cant even prevent MS from pardoning a convicted Racist ” Ganasara” making a mockery of the Justice Sysytem how will you then prevent MR who is the darling of people like Ganasara. from returning

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        I admit my impotence.
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        I received “hate-material” on WhatsApp two weeks ago. This was connected with S. Thomas’ College, Bandarawela. That school was known as S. Thomas’ Preparatory School, Bandarawela, when I was born there in 1948. My Birth Certificate is available for inspection for verification of that fact. My father was a teacher there, and W.T. Keble was made my Godfather.

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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-thomian-pharisees-are-unrepentant-why-this-matters-to-all-sri-lankans/

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        I complained to the Police last Sunday. The sender of hate material, an Old-Boy-Parent, was telephoned and “advised” (“warned” would be too strong a word), by the HQI, Bandarawela Police. Not much seemed to be happening, but I persisted with my protests to the Police.
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        On Wednesday, somebody at the level of around sergeant asked me whom I was accusing. I said a guy named Sasanka Basnayake (address and contact details provided) for sending such inflammatory Anti-Muslim material. Second accused by me: The Headmaster of the school, Christopher Balraj. He is an Old Boy, who had not bothered to take on membership of the Old Boys’ Association. He is now the Ex-Officio President of the OBA.

        Going back in time, I had informed all ExCo members of the OBA, on Saturday, the 11th May 2019. On Sunday, the 12th, I telephoned Christopher B. He hadn’t opened his email, but said he would look. I hold him ultimately responsible.
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        Nothing was done. The following Saturday, the 18th, I travelled to Bandarawela for the Specific purpose of making a complaint to the Police. The HQI telephoned Basnayake, but little followed. I persisted. The HQI, Sasanka, Christopher and I were to meet at 2.00 p.m. yesterday. Only I turned up. However, I got my complaint recorded: CIB47205/209.

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        PART TWO
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        The Headmaster is an Anglican priest whose main interest is working for a PhD in Theology. What a ridiculous field! He goes off to England regularly – at whose cost? I have not considered that to be my business. The problems are that he’s rarely in school, doesn’t bother to read even an sms (forget e-mails!), doesn’t understand Education, and is rarely in school. He thinks that he’s the cat’s whiskers.
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        The pluses are that he’s fluently trilingual, speaks gently to students etc. The minuses for me are that he’s inefficient, a humbug, a liar, a cheat, a coward, and a hypocrite. He knows little of Education (that can be substantiated).
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        I have done what I could. I see this country as sinking into chaos. One might as well close down schools such as this which have pluralist enrolment but seem to nurture mutual hatreds. But with what do we replace them? Apartheid State Schools? – I’ve worked in them.
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        Let’s prepare for Hell on Earth.
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        Some believe fairy stories and expect “Eternal Life”. Others are already supposed to be consorting with 72 virgins in Paradise.
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        I am impotent. I will catch a CTB bus back to Maharagama where the rest of my family are.
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        But please remember this: I could have made a significant contribution to Education: They wanted to make me Warden (for the uninitiated, that means “Principal”) of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia (another of my alma maters) in 1990. Now I am an Old Man.
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        The tragedies awaiting our country are worse.

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    Lanka (politicians and public) neither have retrospection or introspection.If they had ,we would not be seeing such events year after year. The new catch word for tourism should be along with annual Perahera , x mas and new year we also stage riots, destruction and killings.

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    Now it is all the fault of the Sinhala Buddhists. Nice one Amir.

    Sangha are the ones who preach hatred at the Temples and order the followers to kill Infidels .
    in order to get Virgins in Heaven-

    Don’t no why Dr Ranil didn’t hire Amir to give our Army boys a crash course in how to search Terrorist hide outs , Indoctrination Centers and Warehouses.

    Minister Baththudeen has threatened to topple the Government if Dr Ranil does not stop the NCM .
    Dr Ranil is not stupid to do it himself, when the JVP Boss has already put his NCM to unite the Government and save Bathudeen ..

    The serious issue is these arrangements between Dr Ranil, Prince Aura and Bathudeen have put our Army Commander on the spot.

    Bathudeen apparently not only threatened the Government Leaders that he will topple the Government .but also told them that he will resign only if the NCM is passed.

    The NCM against Bathudeen is based on one and only one fact which is know, unlike all other allegations .
    That is Did Bathudeen ask the Army Commander to release the Suspect?.
    If Bathudeen gets over the NCM , obviously the Army Commander will be in Strife.

    Because as it is, the the GTF has published the list of all the ” War Crimes” which the Diaspora friends of the UN have collated against the Army Boys.

    Just imagine if they now add the “Liars” tag to the Army Boys specially their Commander ?..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      The so called Sinhala/Buddhists (Public Racist Anagarika’s Children) were desperate to capture power for themselves using most racist, heinous, … methods to undermine the will of the majority. Majority being stupid and naive fell for almost all their devious methods.

      Once they were in control they wanted more for their noisy minority, their immediate families and cronies. More ….

      Are you telling this forum that the minorities were in control of the state, state institutions, governments, … managing the country? The island has been controlled by nasty little islanders since 1948, your master is one among the few.

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        And Native ‘Stinky’ Kalaveddah, when is your clan going to make your move to capture your part of the Sinhala Buddhist Lanka? The part above the ceilings?

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          edwin Necrophi rodrigo

          Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
          -Albert Einstein

          Albert must have meant edwin Necrophi rodrigo’s stupidity.

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      Now this KA Sumana as usual comes out with some nonsensical garbs.
      Quote” Sangha are the ones who preaches hatred at the temples and order the followers to kill Infedils in order to get virgins in heaven.” Not exactly ! Order the Racist followers to annihilate all minorities and make Srilanka Sinhala Racist Buddhist Country 100%.
      Remember at present the Ethnic groups made up of approximately 74.9% Sinhalese, out of which 3% Sinhala Christians ( Methodists, RCatholics, ect) who does not worships Lord Buddha.
      This Equals
      Ethnic Sinhala Buddhists = 71.9%
      Ethnic Sinhala Christians.Approx. =3.0
      Ethnic Lankan Tamils. =11.2%
      Ethnic Lankan Moors. = 9.3%
      Ethnic Indian Tamils. = 4.1%
      Ethnic Malays. =o.2%
      Burghers and
      European groups . = 0.3. %
      This settles the argument amongst all the ethnics that Srilanka is a multinational nation as always . Not only yesterday, it’s today and tomorrow too.
      I wonder what percentage can claim to be Sinhala Buddhist Racists?? Out of the 71.9%?????
      That should be taken into account too.
      Our K A Sumane , Champa, Eagle Eye, and others will certainly fall into the Ethnic 71.9 %%
      I presume the Sinhala Racists may be approximately 45 – 50%%% ???? Out of 71.9 %?

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        Nearly 75% of the population is native Sinhalayo. The rest are descendants of people who came from other countries. Before the colonial parasites occupied this country, nearly 98% of the population was native Sinhalayo. Colonial parasites changed the ethnic composition by importing people from Hindusthan and Malaya. Colonial parasites were illegal occupiers of the land of Sinhala people. They had no right to distort the ethnic composition of this country by importing people illegally. — If the descendants of people brought to this country illegally have a problem in living with the native Sinhalyo, they should complain to the Governments of Portugal, Netherlands and United Kingdom. It is their fault that you are here. Do not blame Sinhalayo. Sinhalayo did not invite your ancestors to this country.

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          Part Malay Eagle Blind now living a nice life in Melbourne Australia thanks to this Tamil wife’s relatives . Oh by the way do you hate her and your half Tamil children because they are Demala or part Demala? or does not matter because , you now have a lovely life in Australia due these Demala? Native Sinhalayo? When did the Sinhalese become native and truly indigenous. The Sinhalese people are descended from Indian immigrants . Mostly Tamils(70% of modern Sinhalese DNA is Tamil) and some from NE India ( Bengal/Odisha may be parts of Bihar) as 25% of modern Sinhalese DNA is from the Bengal region. Only 5% is from the indigenous Vedda. Nothing native. Half the present Sinhalese are descended from low caste or untouchable South Indian immigrants who were imported into the island during the Portuguese and Dutch era from what is now modern day Tamil Nadu and the Malabar region of then Tamil Kerala to do menial and service work. Now their Sinhalised descendants like you have become native Sinhalese Aryans. The Sinhalese language is a mixture of Tamil or its native dialect Elu . Pali and Sanskrit. Other than Tamil/Elu that belongs to the region the other two languages are from the plains of Northern India. Nothing native. The biggest contributor to the Sinhalese language is Tamil and not Sanskrit or Pali. 35% of modern Sinhalese vocabulary is Tamil derived. 100% of the Sinhalese grammar/lexicon. syntax and alphabet is derived from Tamil. Take out the Tamil derived vocabulary contribution from Sinhalese , there will be no Sinhalese language. The Sinhalese language has a very strong Dravidian/Tamil foundation on which a Pali/Sanskrit superstructure has been built with the arrival of Buddhism. Everything about the Sinhalese reeks of the Tamils but yet they hate Tamils. The food they eat, the dress, the festivals, culture, dance forms , music , even the gods they worship.

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    Ameer quotes: “The immediate task for the government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another”
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    Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala and Tamil Christians consider this shameless, dishonest, deceptive and dangerous mindset of the so-called ‘innocent Muslims’ as part and parcel of Muslim extremism. They are quick to cry poor us, and complain of violence against them, discrimination and racism. This is all humbug.
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    All so-called innocent Muslims need to take it to their capped skulls that the so-called ‘religion’ they believe in is at the root of the problem. It allows killing of avery one who does not believe in the same god they believe in, thus approving murder. So we will continue to boycott their businesses because they only do business with other Muslims.
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    Take Buddhism and learn that the first precept for lay Buddhist bans ‘killing’. Learn from civilised religions, Ameer Ali.

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      Take Buddhism and learn that the first precept for lay Buddhist bans ‘killing’. Learn from civilized religions, Ameer Ali.
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      Ha! Ha! You must be joking MS. The moment he starts learning another religion, he becomes an apostate, for which, Quran very clearly prescribes the punishment as death.
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      Even learning about Islam is pretty dangerous because knowing about it and not converting is a crime too.
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      .Islam happens to be the most one sided religion in the world.
      My advice, learn if you want, but don’t show that you are learning.

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        So as is the case with Buddhism in SL, Islam has their own ways of practising it right ?.
        Extremists to harmlose Islamists.
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        Extremists to harmlose buddhists.
        Those the name of buddhist, make every effort to achieve their sinister aims are abusing buddhism to the core.
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        See how many o fthem go and start licking the SRIMAHA BO TREE and Dalada Maligawa … are among the high criminals.
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        Sirisena
        Mahinda Rajaakshe
        Gotabaya Rajaakshe
        All other Rajapasshes there are all criminals.
        And his loyalists all are the criminals or supporters of criminals.

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        What do you want/ advocate, Nasty Edwin?
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        Dr Ameer Ali has a relatively open mind, which is a good thing.
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        Islam is an extremely practical religion that suited Arabia and conditions in Arabia in the time of Prophet Mohamed. I’ve read the Quran. I did find many things that I didn’t particularly like. However, there was much that was interesting and useful.
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        I don’t know all the religions in the world. I have better things to do in the one-fourth of my life that is left me.
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        However, Edwin, I can identify a nasty, mischief-meaning comment when I see it.

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      The issue is not with pristine Buddhism.. The problem lies with the venal sinhala buddhist political class, insignificant segments of the clergy , financing SME’s and available for hire goondas! For whom The first precept is sil and kill.
      Please keep the Noble Precepts out of your misguided barbarisms.
      Mudalali

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    Anyway with this brutal incedants orchestrated by Muslims youths few things came to light. Major one is finding of drugs store in Colombo Muslim Business man with large number of chemicals & drugs used for eradication of people’s (both men & women) children produce abilities . Apart from That in Matala from Yet Another Muslim shop found 1600 ltr. of deadly dangerous Chemicals That were to be used as Preservative of Tea dust. The tea dusts meant to be sold among general public. These may not be first time Imported lot. They might have imported them regularly & used them before as well. Recently found Kidney failiers of north central people may be due to consumption of these chemicals with in the morning tea. Likewise Muslims may be using hidden tactics to kill as well as control birth rate of Sinhalese. Dear writer as a Muslim you have to comment on this. With all these brutalities writer asking protection for Muslims. What a joke Ameer Ali. First condemn those activities done in the name of your Almighty Allah & talk. You must be knowing few Muslims Business men who carry out these cowardly acts. If you are sincere person. Yes we know as a dedicated Muslim person your goal too is to make whole world adhere to your so called Allah. Had your God not advise you all to how to do it Ameer Ali without resorting to those brutal cowardly actions.????????????????????????????. As such nonbelievers have every rights to Attack Muslims wherever sighted them like your holy book Koran says attack pagens as & when sighted them. Is it unreasonable Ameer Ali ????????????????????

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      Your imagination is running riot. If all that you say are true and factual evidence is available, why is the government not arresting and charging them?

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    We should never try to white wash the Muslims. They are all in this to some extent. Only the degree varies. They may talk nicely. But all of them consider infidels like us as a short cut to heaven.
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    So what can be done to stop it?
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    Nothing can stop it. Only alternative left is to control them.

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      Mr Edwin Rodrigo ?
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      I SIMPLY believe so long no proper law and order is NOT placed above in a society, things could always wrong with any kind of human beings. This you will see, whenever you travel back home, when looking at European Tourists and their behaviours. They just enjoy lawlessness or lack of laws in Srilanka, during their holidays. Had there been no tourists, travelling to the country, would the SRILANKENs be ever introduced with DRUGs ? no…. I think …. we the srilankens too should implement RIGOROUS 100% as is the case in ME and EU. Politicians just discuss the same topic and move in a circle YET today, that is why we need leaders with REAL ABILITIEs to be the FUHRER of the island nation.
      :
      why is that ? Have not you met any good muslims though you stay life long in Middle east ?
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      I myself got to know lot more arab professionals (working with me in Health Care) are really human beings.I may not be able to rely on lankens but I assure you I can rely on my arab or other muslims I got to know in Europe. THey are exemplary by every means, though I am not known to millions of them as you guys are. Most known to me would consider me as their own family. Some of them have moved to EUROPE long ago. They are strong muslims. They know what a religion could guide them. They are not taking the religion as the ordinary people would do so. There are also turkish migrants in Europe, one could consider them as highly tolerant.

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        to be contd.
        Can we generalize it as ” all muslims are extremists” ?
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        Can we generalize us as stupid as Rajaakshes and Sirisenas ? What matters is the percentage in a population…. more easy targets with lack of proper information about current day situation, make it easy parasite-like POLITIICIANs to achieve their selfish gains through the gullible.
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        Can we generalize that all sinhala buddhists are real buddhists ? Most of them even being part of high criminal processes, just to mislead the nation ONLY, they worship most sacared and scared so called MAHANAYAKAs showing they they would not do any wrong things aginst own folks. But at least some portion of the society is very clear that these politicians are ULTRA hyprocrites.
        They would WORSHIP even most scared SRIMAHABODHIYA only to hoodwink the very same monks lead buddhist population (target is more votes for their political survival).

        As for me Rajaakshes are not real buddhists, nor are Sirisena and his men.
        But not being a party supporter to UNP ( young ministers and people), JVP or any other smaller parties. I see they behave more buddhist-like
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        Then tell us who have they been hoodwinking and why ?
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        Answer: These abusive politicians know that PEOPLE (masses) are so stupid in this country. Statistics prove that over 90% go after sorcery and astrology. No matter any reliable sources of info regarding fatal diseases are available through country’s health services, people s SOME habbits and rituals based on SUPERSTITION are kept above in their day today life.

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    @EDWIN quran clearly prescribes death for apostate.
    can you kindly quote the chapter and verse pls ?
    I may have forgotten as it has been more than 15 years since I read a few translations.
    Thank you .

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      Fahim Knight doesn’t pretend to understand the Quran in Arabic – as many do.
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      No survey conducted, but majority of “Sinhala-Buddhists” believe Gauthama was a Sinhala Man who spoke contemporary Sinhala which only we guys can understand.
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      It may well be that to save other (more precious) life forms on Planet Earth, all homo sapiens ought to be slaughtered TODAY – the 26th of May 2019.
      .
      Poor C.W.W. Kannangara must be turning in his grave. Why? He had the noble aim of “educating” all of us for free. What will he see now? Our current Minister of education trying to distribute 150,000 tablets for free, so that he can pocket a “commission”.

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    Under feudalism choice was limited and universal suffrage came via colonialism. This empowered dynastic politics through the exploitation of this new franchise, peasants were encouraged to be tribal and new enemies were created by pseudo-patriots; aspiring political dynasties.
    Dominion Status Senanayaka was the first beneficiary, Banda unleased the dogs (Sir John Kothalawala) and Sirima destroyed our Singapore…
    We have been conditioned to repeat these errors ;
    ‘All experience has shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer – while events are sufferable – than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed’
    (American Declaration of Independence, 1776)

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    Ranjith sicko,psychopath,retarded,recluse,Warped)
    I am prescribing you to take Acepromazine.
    Advised to start immieditly

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    One should know the importance of reading a religous book in context.

    But when people do not understand the extreme importance of reading in context, they will only harm their own minds; not just religion, it is a must in reading any article ,subject, etc.

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      Wise words, Fahim Knight.
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      There’s too much to read; we’ve got to skim, and focus only on what is significant.
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      That story about Nancy Pelosi’s video being doctored is surely significant. All this information technology that abounds – pours irrelevancies into our minds. None of us can claim to be in control of what is absorbed by our minds. Let us apply the “common sense” test also to everything we do.
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      I must understand that there are other intelligent people also in the world. Not one of us is so clever that we can change the entire world. Let us be humble enough and realise that “one step enough for me”. No time to check it out, but those words (if memory serves me right) are from Henry Newman’s hymn “Lead kindly light . . .”
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      One great problem now is bigotry. Newman was no bigot. He was an Anglican priest who tried to improve his Church. He became a Roman Catholic priest. Must have been conscious of the limitations of both Churches, but humble enough to realise that he had to belong somewhere. By the end of his life he was a Cardinal.
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      Compare Cardinal Malcolm Rajith: “crook in chief”!

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    Writer says “By relegating English to the margin,……………………” No one relegated English. Sinhala (latter Tamil too) was made the official language replacing English which was not a native language. Thousands or millions of Sri Lankans who were educated in Sinhala/Tamil medium became respected professionals/intellectuals. Many held/hold high positions in important national and international bodies. Carrying this lie for more than half a century should be stopped now.

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      KS,
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      Your above comment has six sentences. The first four are dead right.
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      The problem with the fifth is that few of those holding high office are interested in holding on to Sinhalese. They wish to abandon it in favour of English; all want to go to Australia. I’m sure that all readers know that the disease is spreading to all but the poorest 20% or so.
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      As for your concluding sentence: sadly, it is wishful thinking. The Sinhalese language is decaying from within. T.V. I find unbearable. All supposedly Sinhalese programmes are liberally laced with English words. Let me stop there; if anybody poses questions, t may be that will respond in some detail.
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      With regard to Tamil, I find it difficult to assess because I don’t know the language. However, I feel that the position is better. I think that Tamils want to maintain their identity. If you challenge me on that point, I will certainly respond as best I can – but let me hope that a First Language Tamil speaker will join the discussion.
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      I’ve been making somewhat related comments here:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/quick-return-to-normalcy-will-restrain-would-be-dictators-army-should-desist-from-unwise-appointments/comment-page-1/?unapproved=2275599&moderation-hash=96c555631717bb8ec4e0bf6ef9434ab6#comment-2275599
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      Let me continue with non-pedagogical discussion there.

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        My dear SINHALA Man,
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        Yes, sinhala language is becoming mixed of european langague today.
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        I think this they have adapted from neigbouring India. Indian TV monderators destroy all the langagues mixing it with English. This is not uncommon even with various EU languages. Year by year, there are lot more technical words (mostly in English) become new words to German and other European Langagues.
        Meaning that is becoming invitable with the IT revolution.

        But as a SLanken living out of the country for long, I feel, the decent SINHALA vernacular langauge has replaced the decent sinhala langauge in the country today. Even filithy sinhala terms are being used in daily news telecasts in pvt TV channels.
        There are lot more sinhala words, that lankens in the country are used today are not even known to me.
        Examples:
        Elakiri (wonderful or similar)
        Patta (fantastic)
        Athal gannawa (have fun)

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      PART TWO
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      Now to the Specific Question that you asked, “ babanpunchi”.

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      I intend setting out for Bandarawela at dawn today. I have to be at the Police Station there at 10.00 am. on Wednesday, the 29th. Why? I can’t possibly start telling you that story here. Please see:

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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/national-introspection-in-the-aftermath/comment-page-1/?unapproved=2275603&moderation-hash=acec3e33ba22c9d3d77edb7b47df4dd0#comment-2275603
      .
      I’m determined to sound a less depressing note by discussing what is being done by a retired teacher who belongs to this party. However, I will have to return to it later. In a day or two, I’m afraid.
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Equality_Party_(Sri_Lanka)
      .
      I’ll place at least one comment here.

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        Thank you Mr Sinhala Mann !
        Really appreciate your comment.
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        I know how much you do in terms of any common issues regarding passing information further to others.It is a luck for us to see at least few of you, the retired professionals contribute their best the way they can. Yes you are right, many after entering retirement would not even improve their own knowledgle.
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        The irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety, pessimism, indifference, loss of energy and persistent lethargy, inability to concentrate in depression may be the factors many of EVEN able retired professionals to be not that pro-active of process on improvement of public awareness in today’s political debacle. Even UNi dons though holding titles in History, Political Science and statistics seem tobe not proactive enough compared to country GMOA for example. GMOA ‘s political involvement in the coutnry should be highly criticised by the public. Statistics prove those medical doctors in that association hardly complete their duty hours as MDs.
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    “If the majority is determined to consume the whole then the minority has no choice but to fight for its share. It is that fight, which brought a civil war and also hides behind the Easter Carnage.”

    What happened in Sinhale was other way around. Minority Demalu who are the descendants of laborers brought to this country by Portuguese, Dutch and British during colonial rule wanted to enjoy and consume what is more than their due share. By licking the boots of British, particularly Wellala Demalu became a privileged group and oppressed the native Sinhalayo. After British left, these elite Wellala Demalu wanted to maintain their privileged position. In fact, it was Sinhalayo who should have taken arms against this lot but they did not do that. Native Sinhalayo tried to regain their status which they lost during colonial rule through peaceful means. Wellala Demalu who could not face the reality encouraged ordinary Demala people to resort to violence to maintain their privileged position.

    Even now, they are following the same path. They demanded a separate State claiming a ‘Traditional Homeland’ that never existed in Sinhale. How can the people who came as slaves to serve colonial rulers have a ‘Traditional Homeland’ in this country? After they realized that separate State is unattainable, now they talk about a Federal System. It is high time that they learn to live as people IN Sri Lanka. Same goes for Muslims.

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      He He He

      Malayali from Kerala then Chera Tamil Land parading his ignorance here as usual.

      With his usual craps he expose lies in comic book mahavamsa.

      Bandaranayakas are also brought by colonial masters eh?

      Go back to Kerala your problem solved but careful Malayalam sound s like Tamil .

      Modayas are Geneticaly weak
      You can’t produce ..or creative..sorry.

      Cheers

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    Ranjith,
    There is no “sterilization pill” yet invented.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterilization_(medicine)

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      Yes that is right but Controlling pills are there.in plenty. That is what they found in drug store.

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      Customer believe totally pharmacist for correct drugs. Muslims can deceive customers and give them those drugs instead of what proscribe in doctor’s chit . that is what taking place I suppose. Do not try to white wash Muslims pharmacists in their drug stores. There may be innocent ones as well as ISIS sympathizers.

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    Sinhala families got misled by the slogan ‘Punchi Paula Raththaran’ (small family is golden). In order to deal with the impact of this Sri Lanka should adopt a ‘Two Children’ policy. Free health, education and any other social benefits should be given only to two children and for others parents should be asked to pay the full cost. I mean ‘The Full Cost’, no subsidies. After all bulk of the tax is paid by majority Sinhalayo.

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      EAGLE EYE: ALABAMA banned Abortions because, the christian families are disappearing.

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    Kattankudi is the most populated place ( in sq.m) in the world and everyone here were fully aware about This planning of these attacks.

    It is,easy to watch the movement of people and vehicles.here such a small placed.

    If anyone says no he is a fool.

    Now look …school principals ..parliament staff..lake house staff.
    Council members..Mowlavies living in stone age ..all in custody.

    Give these dirts KGB style treatment then they will expose local and foreign connections.

    List goes on ..then who are these INNOCENT MUSULIMS ????

    Every bank remittances of these half baked Musulims ministers who wear Kafir dress should be investigated as well as theirs relatives ..friends and their recent property and land deals. by foreign intelligence services can’t trust Modayas.

    Moreover violent videos were circulating on social media for a long time in TAMIL…over one year Modayas can’t understand OK what about the Thoppies at intelligent department
    Who received thumbing salary and perks?

    Isulam prohibit musulim expose another Musulim even if he is a thief ..killer ..rapist..else tell is waiting ..the place Ashraff went by helicopter. With his bodyguards.

    Modayas governments pampered..financed ..armed these jokers to squeeze the throat of Tamils .

    He He He these jokers in Kafir dress jumped too much .

    Bring Mossad

    Cheers

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    Doctor on line, please do not prescribe any medicine for Ranjith because his mother had taken the “sterilization pill” and then he was born.???????

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    Doc, by any chance have you heard of controlling pills ?????? It is hilarious isnt it. The title reads introspection and some of the comments made here are not any where close to what it means . Still people are puzzled asking “why are we F – – – – D.”

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    “No one can dispute the fact that Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country.”

    This is why Dr. Ameer Ali can not be trusted. He talks about minority rights, but then acts a typical sycophant, justifying Sinhala chauvinism.

    Here is a fitting reply by an open minded Sinhala:

    Dimitri Karunaratne

    What other countries identify in two ways.?
    Is India a Hindi Hindu country?
    Is Pakistan a Urdu Muslim country?
    Is Indonesia a Bahasa Muslim country?
    Is the Philippines a Tagalog Christian country?
    Does the US day English Christian ?
    The birth of Sinhala was from King Vijaya and there was no Buddhism at the time in the county…
    Buddhism is not restricted to one race or language or country… If at all Buddhism has to say Indian Buddhism cos that’s where it was born.. the Buddhism bought to Sri Lanka by Mihindu maharahathan vahase was lost and Buddhism was bought back from Siam now Thailand… So then our Buddhism is Thai buddhism…
    All these labels divide us.. and those politicians and other leaders that thrive on this division gain… We are all Sri Lankan.. there were Sri Lankans before Buddhism was bought to this country and we all lived in harmony…
    We are so proudly saying Sinhala.. but how many of our own Sinhala kings killed their own brothers or father’s to come into power? Was it not the Sinhala who betrayed this country to the Dutch, and British? Was it not the sinhalese who oppressed the Tamils with the 83 riots fueling a 30 year war?
    A pure clean non violent religion like Buddhism that welcomes anyone who has a brain should not be tainted by mixing it with a race…

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    A leaked Saudi diplomatic memo obtained by Lebanese outlet Alahed News claims that the government of Saudi Arabia had foreknowledge of the Easter bombings of Sri Lanka. The contents of the memo, which additionally suggests Saudi complicity in the attacks, are supported by the connections recently uncovered by Sri Lankan authorities, that the alleged ringleader of the bombings, Zahran Hashim, had to Saudi Arabia.
    The document carries the Islamic calendar (Hijri) date of 11/8/1440, which equates to April 17, 2019 in the Gregorian calendar — just a few days before the bombings — and is addressed to the Saudi ambassador to Sri Lanka, Abdul Nasser bin Hussein al-Harethi, and authored by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz al-Assaf. It carries the labels “urgent” and “top secret.”
    His Excellency Ambassador Abdul Nasser bin Hussein al-Harethi
    You should carry out the following measures immediately:
    First: You should delete all documents, computer data and latest correspondence with domestic and foreign members and groups, in addition to imposing a curfew for the embassy personnel unless [travel] is necessary;
    Second: You should inform all those related to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — including counselors, security forces and intelligence during the three coming days, especially on the Christian Easter Day — to avoid presence in public and crowded places, namely churches;
    Third: You should send written news about the Sri Lankan authorities and their viewpoints regularly to this ministry
    Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz al-Assaf
    Foreign Minister
    The memo, seen here, carries the seal of Saudi Arabia, conforms with the format of other leaked Saudi diplomatic memos, and carries two watermarks. MintPress was unable to obtain a copy for independent confirmation of its authenticity.
    If this is the situation, how do we account that the country needs a radical plan of action to build the nation.

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    Amir Ali . Sri Lanka is not a Sinhalese Buddhist land and has never been a Sinhalese Buddhist country and is not. This is something that the Buddhist clergy , the Sinhalese politicians and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists are trying to create , with myths, half lies , distorted history. They are now brain washing the Sinhalese population with these lies and myths and other opportunists like the Muslim elite and politicians , the unChristian Cardinal and certain Indian origin politicians and sportsmen are jumping into this fake Sinhalese Buddhist country bandwagon. Yes thanks to the British who created this country called Ceylon in 1833 from the then separate Tamil and Sinhalese parts of the island and the racist genocidal activities of all Sinhalese led governments together with their opportunistic Muslim allies , that Sinhalese are now a 75% majority and the Sinhalese Buddhist around 70% of the country.

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    contd: However this does not mean the country is Sinhalese or Buddhist. The Sinhalese are not native to the island and they are largely descended from immigrants from India. Largely from the Tamil country and some from Bengal. Buddhism is also another import from India. The Sinhalese may have evolved in the southern parts of the island, from the native Tamil dialect Elu /proper Tamil and from the Pali/Sanskrit of Buddhism. It only came into existence from around 8AD and evolved from the gradual corruption by the Tamil Buddhists who lived in the South of the island corrupting their local Tamil dialect Elu with the Pali and Sanskrit of Buddhism . This was also encouraged by the Buddhist clergy , so that can create a new identity for the converted Tamil Buddhists separate from the Tamil Hindus. The same thing is now being done to the island’s Muslims , by their elite, politicians and the Sri Lankan government , create a new identity for them and distancing them from their Tamil Dravidian origin and Sufi Islamic culture that they brought from their South Indian homeland, by claiming an imagined Arab heritage that only a few of them partially have, radicalising them and Arabising them , also brainwashing them to hate their own Tamil origin and heritage so that they can be used, as a tool to marginalise the island’s Tamils. The only thing is this tactic by the Sri Lankan state and Muslim elite to radicalise/Arabise the island’s Muslims from their South Asian origin and culture , as a tool to marginalise the island’s Tamils has now backfired on the Sinhalese themselves. As the brainwashing and radicalising has become very successful that these brainwashed low caste South Indian Dravidian Tamil Muslim converts , really started to think that they are indeed Wahhabi Arabs and started to behave like them.

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    Contd: The Tamil Hindus have a far older history in the island than the Sinhalese Buddhists. This is evidenced by the five ancient Iswarams and the ancient prehistoric shrine to the Tamil god Lord Murugan in Kathirgammam. The native language/dialect of the island was Elu from which old Sinhalese or Hela was derived. It is a simple semi Tamil Dravidian language and like Hela was very close to its Tamil mother. Other than the Vedda the island was occupied by the Naga and Yakka. These people were Dravidian people who spoke Tamil or Elu. The Naga were the ruling elite and the Yakka were boorish peasants. The Sri Lankan Tamils are largely descended from these Dravidian Naga . who adopted Tamil as their mother tongue more than 3000 years ago. The king who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Naga and all the converts to Buddhism in the island 2300 years ago were all Hindu Tamil Naga and Yakka. Later many of these converted Buddhist Naga a living in the north and east reconverted back to Saivaism but in the South they remained Buddhist and gradually started to evolve as Sinhalese by corrupting their native Tamil with Pali/Sanskrit. This did not happen in the north and east , as they reverted back to Hinduism. These areas were also closer to Southern India. The Buddhist ruins found in the north and east have nothing to do with Sinhalese , these are ancient Tamil Buddhist ruins when many of the Tamil Naga here converted to Buddhism, , many of them belong to the Mahayana sect . Ancient Tamil Buddhists belonged to both sects but Sinhalese only to Theravadha. Later when these Tamil Buddhist reconverted back to Hinduism , these places of worship that were originally Hindu and then became Buddhist again reverted back to Hindu shrines. The religion had changed but the people have not changed.

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    99% of the North speak Tamil and 79% of the east speak Tamil and these areas make up 30% of the island’s areas. So how can this island ever be called Sinhalese Buddhist , when 25% of the island’s population speak Tamil as their mother tongue , 25% are non Sinhalese and in 30% of the island has been from ancient times historically Tamil and Tamil people Hindu, Christian and Muslim are the majority in these lands? This looks like the Sinhalese led government, Sinhalese politicians and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and some Sinhalese Catholic racists are trying to impose this Sinhalese Buddhist identity on a very large section of the island’s population who neither Sinhalese or Buddhist and have never been and will ever be and make them second and third rates in their own land. Stupid people like you , for selfish political motives are encouraging this by endorsing this myth and lie , that the island or land is a Sinhalese Buddhist land. It is not . It is a multi ethnic, multi religious and multi cultural land , where thanks to the Europeans colonists and the British the Sinhalese Buddhist became a majority.

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    Dear SSS!
    So your conclusions are;
    1. that Tamil Naga clan ( not known to SSS whether these were low or high cast) converted to Buddhism,
    2. Low cast Tamil Nadu Tamils converted to Islam.
    3. Sinhalese evolved only from 8AD from Tamils.
    4. Sinhalese’ existence is traced back to 2300 years.

    therefore the Tamils and Hindus( not Saivars) are the origin of the Island. Due to this fact( fake history) the Island belongs to Tamils, and Sinhalese should go back to Orisa or Bengal and Sonakar to Tamil Nadu. Weldon. .

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      Ahmad Nadvi I am not asking anyone to go anywhere. We all belong to this multi ethnic , multi religious and multi cultural land. This land belongs to you , me and to everyone , Not just to Sinhalese Buddhists. No one is going anywhere or has to go anywhere. I am just stating the truth and the origin of all people and everyone belongs to the island and this includes the Sri Lankan Muslims. Yes their origin is from South India and not from any part of Arabia. There is Arab blood amongst certain Sri Lankan Muslim families just like there is European blood amongst the Sri Lankan Christian Burghers and some Christian Sinhalese and Tamils . However just like the Burghers only are around 40000 the most amongst the 1.9 million Sri Lankan Christians , the part Arab population amongst the 2 million strong Sri Lankan Muslim population will also amount to around 40000 the most. The rest are all descended from Dravidian Tamil Hindu converts to Islam . The percentage of these part Arabs will be around 3% the most of the Sri Lankan Muslims. But all Sri Lankan Muslims claim an exclusive Arab origin and completely ignore their more than 99% Dravidian Tamil ancestry and origin. 99% as even these part Arab have predominant Tamil Dravidian ancestry. The Sinhalese are not Aryans but Dravidians largely of Tamil Dravidian descent and then Bengali Dravidian from NE India. However the original language and culture of the Dravidians was old Tamil or Proto Dravidian , as it is only the Tamil language that has retained 85% of vocabulary of Proto Dravidian. Other Dravidian languages have not. The latest finding is that the Indus valley civilisation is Dravidian. The Indian government was aware of this but did not release this truth , due to objection from certain powerful pro Aryan sections of the Indian establishment. People largely belonging to my caste and from similar communities

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    “Will the Sangha cleanse itself of its undesirable elements?”

    Will the Muslim religious and political leaders in particular and Muslim population, in general, cleanse itself of its undesirable elements?

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