1 December, 2020

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NUTA Clowning Over Rohingya Mass Tragedy

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Did the Sri Lanka government ever chase away the entire Tamil population because of terrorist pockets within them? This is like giving chemotherapy”

A Sri Lanka organisation called, “National University Teachers Association, (NUTA)” under the hand of its spokesperson, Dr Channa Jayasumana, has circulated via internet a letter they are said to have handed over to Myanmar Ambassador in Colombo. The letter is addressed to “His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.” As an exercise in self-deception, readers should read the letter and I will bring up the poverty of the NUTA brief for all to see.

I am amused myself that I have had to critique an association of University Teachers. However, an overriding sense of humanity compels me to invade the precincts of academia.

My comments will follow the letter, which I reproduce as follows:

“13th September 2017  at Colombo

Mr. Htin Kyaw

His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Your Excellency,

National University Teachers Association (NUTA) Sri Lanka condemns international campaign against Myanmar Buddhists

Sri Lanka and Myanmar has been maintaining a close cultural, political and economic relationship over a millennium. Both are two of the last remaining Theravada Buddhist countries.

We are closely monitoring the situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar over the last couple of weeks. We understood that pro-western media are intentionally distributing fabricated news and incorrectly captioning pictures to purposely dis-inform the international community about Myanmar Buddhists. We are concerned that the majority Buddhist Myanmar is getting an unfair and biased media coverage.

Further we have noticed fake news posted on social media of events purporting to have occurred in Myanmar but actually happening in other places, which are now circulating via the internet. These intentionally fabricated news and photos are being used by international media, international human rights organizations, certain governments and anti Buddhist groups in an attempt to cause misunderstanding about Myanmar Buddhists.

Current situation in Rakhine is very much similar to the situation in late 1970s and early 1980s in northern part of the Sri Lanka where LTTE terrorists started their activities with the blessing of India, western governments and NGOs. Interestingly British are accountable for the unfolding tragedy in both countries through their divide and rule policies. 

As a responsible Association representing university academics in Sri Lanka, the National University Teachers’ Association unequivocally condemns attempt to ostracize the Myanmar government and Myanmar Buddhists. We stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar in support of protecting Theravada Buddhism, sovereignty, territorial integrity and cultural identity of Myanmar.

May triple gem bless you,

On behalf of National University Teachers’ Association, Sri Lanka

Dr Channa Jayasumana

General Secretary” 

First, there is the unsurprising and cliched attack on the Western media for “fabricating news.” I watch everyday the BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN bringing out video clips of endless lines of suffering humanity-starving elders, innocent infants, wounded and dying infants and pregnant mothers crossing over to the Bangladesh border upon brutal pressure by the Myanmar army. The video clips are hard evidence to the naked eyes of screen watchers. If any component of this is fabricated then we have thus far not observed any of the officials bringing that point up referencing the clips. It is NUTA’s burden of proof to show the fabrication anywhere. All three news outlets above come out with the appalling torture of innocent humans. They must all three be in a conspiracy! Maybe, but NUTA doesn’t  want us to take its association seriously since it is not forthcoming in proving any fabrication or conspiracy. When one doesn’t know for sure, one calls it a ‘conspiracy,’ of the West. As if the East isn’t capable of conspiracies and fabrications!

The statement says: “Further, we have noticed fake news posted on social media of events purporting to have occurred in Myanmar but actually happening in other places, which are now circulating via the internet.” Really? Why not elaborate this allegation?

Second, NUTA draws comparison between Raklhine, where these helpless persons have been inhabiting for centuries and the days of the LTTE under India support. An extremely far -flung allegation that NUTA just lets go and goes to sleep. This is the self-described ‘responsible organization.’

Third, okay we will tentatively come to NUTA’s rescue and say they are right. If there are moves within the Rakhine community toward separation or terrorism why not investigate that and bring the offenders to book. After all, it is army rule in Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi is only a figurehead ‘leader.’ What His Excellency and his team of toughies should do is to enter the dens of those organising pro-Muslim secession moves, ferret the latter out and deal with them firmly.

On the other hand, the whole population of over 350,00 so far-men, women, babes, fail elders and starving persons are being attacked and chased away like cattle. Did the Sri Lanka government ever chase away the entire Tamil population because of terrorist pockets within them? This is like giving chemotherapy.

Fourth, These NUTA representatives are Buddhists and apparently they are also purportedly fighting for the preservation of Buddhism in Myanmar. That is a good motive; but if such an exercise is at the expense of crimes against humanity it constitutes undiluted hypocrisy. The Buddha was foremost among humanist religious leaders in the whole of civilizational history. This is not Buddhism.

Fifth, NUTA doesn’t seem to show any evidence of understanding the complexity of the Rohingya phenomenon. They simply and childishly tar -brush the population as ‘Muslim fundamentalists.’ The basic fact is that there is a deep-rooted cultural aversion by Myanmar people to Rohingya who are treated as “not belonging,” and as virtually subhuman. Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be blamed for her silence firstly, because her leadership is merely rhetorical and second because she cannot override the cultural consensus of aversion widespread in the country.To challenge this consensus and go on a collusion course with the Myanmar military would, therefore, be an act of political suicide.

*The writer can be contacted at sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

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    See the quality of teachers, u will see the students.Rubbish and garbage.

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      Theravada Buddhists Seem to be cultivating the new ISIS…
      This is the same kind of warped thinking that gave birth to ISIS and now the world is witnessing the birth of Buddhist Terrorism…

      Think Sri Lanka needs the dalai lama to teach real Buddhism to our people who have lost their way…

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        There are lot of similarities between Sinhala Theravada Buddhism and the ISIS. It is well evident in the Yahapalanaya cabal of cabinet ministers.

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          Uthungan

          I see the usual extreme bigoted right wing nutters are being paraded on the photo above.

          The notable one is the loudmouth extremely unpleasant Sarath Weerasekara who might be hoping to lead all the unpleasant Theravada Fascist of the South and South East Asian countries. May be a potential Pol Pot in the making.

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        ISIS Terrorism…vs Theravada Buddhist Terrorism….will sink Sri Lanka

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          If any of these Islamic infidels like ISSS try their tricks with Buddhists, they will float in the rivers. Government of Srilanka has woken up and has banned Muslim demonstration in Colombo against friendly Myanmar. They have stopped issuing visas to Rohingyas to enter Srilanka to prevent Islamisation. See what those who begged for asylum 400 years ago doing to Buddhist civilisation in eastern province.

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            Al fuckerla, you will always remain true to your name….a cheap racialist always jumping on the bandwagon to criticize without even reading the contents of the article. What’s taking place in Myanmar is atrocities beyond human comprehension regardless of race or religion. Instead of trying to understand the gravity of the unfolding human tragedy, you dive deeply into to your pseudo Buddhist feeling needlessly. Will you guys never have any feelings for the sufferings of fellow beings, if you can’t, at least pretend to feel so that you will be spared the wrath of those who are HUMAN.

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      When you have Buddhist monks collecting money for criminals you know Buddhism in this country is going down a dark path…

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe,

      Thanks for exposing the brainwashed idiots of NUTA,. Can you please name the idiots in the picture. Amarasiri would like to write a letter to each of these idiots, exposing their idiocy and stupidity. Do they believe that stupidity is a virtue?

      Para-Sinhala Thereveda “Buddhism” : An Insult Homo Sapiens and To The Buddha!

      We all know that the average IQ in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, occupied by the Paras is 79. How did these Para Sinhala “Buddhist” “Academics” get into the University in the First place? Did they cheat like Namal Rajapaksa becoming an Attorney and “passing” law school?

      Now one begins to understand why the University Education in the Land is in such a mess. Low IQ idiots with no common sense and critical thinking abilities training more of the same. Is this real Buddhism?

      This is called Para-Sinhala “Theraveda” “Buddhism”.

      Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

      In this “wonderland” called Sri Lanka, and in this day and age, one still comes across ‘academically’ educated, and supposedly intelligent ‘Buddhists’, but sadly lacking in wisdom, who reverently believe, that the Buddha walked out of his mother’s womb, and walked seven steps, while lotuses blossomed, under his feet!

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      Please read this article published in The Guardian:

      Fact check: Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech on the Rohingya crisis

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/20/fact-check-aung-san-suu-kyi-rohingya-crisis-speech-myanmar

      Its a very useful Fact Check sheet for those who want to know truth. Others can ignore it.

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    NUTA is a welcome addition to the international associations working towards uniting world Buddhists against the rising attacks by myth based Middle Eastern religions Islam and Judaism. While fighting amongst themselves, believers of these two Mlechcha religions are denigrating Buddhism where ever they can. Some ignorant Christians like the Evangelicals and catholic Saimons also join in, without realising these evil worshipers are anti-Christ too. So Saimon, your suffering caused by ‘mithya dhitti’ can only be cured by efforts to understand the Buddha’s word and Maitriya philosophy. But doubt whether you have enough intelligence to benefit from it. Some are destined to hell on earth, and beyond this life!

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      Pothegoorala, your comment has no relevance to the article. These state terrorists who are perpetrating unprovoked, rabid violence against these innocent people, enmasse, in Myanmar need to be strongly condemned & not condoned. If there are any anti-social or anti-national elements amongst these Rohingyas, they should be selectively weeded out & not attack the entire population.

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      It is good that uniting world Buddhists together to practice Lord Buddha’s teachings including peace, harmony, love, respecting others rights. In both Myanmar & Srilanka Buddhism is misused and that is why violence, corruption, massacres, genocides by those govern the nation. In Myanmar military rule is used for that purpose and in Srilanka politicians use the military in the name of democracy for that purpose. The fundamental cause for the all the ills of the country is Buddhism. Some people argue it is only few Buddhists are extremists and most of them are peace loving people. If that is true then how can you justify that they support Buddhist extremists like JR Jeyawardena and Mahinda Rajapakse? The excuse for all ills are justified in the name of Buddhism and almost all Buddhist Monks show extremist behaviour. They never ask for rule of law & justice to its citizens.

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        Ajith, you hit the nail on the head!
        Yes these extremists and its supporters are in the majority…
        If it is true that extremists are a minority then for every extremist group like BBS, and other extremists organizations there would 10 anti extremists Buddhist movement in Sri Lanka…
        So I don’t believe when Buddhists say there are only a minority of extremists causing all these problems…

        I simply don’t see any anti extremists Buddhist group at all to support the belief that most Buddhists stand against extremist Buddhist groups…

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        Ajith you are a world class Joker . JR and MR Buddhist Extremists . First of all there is no word called Buddhist Extremism. If you follow every thing said in scripts to the letter , meaning extremism , that person becomes arahath.

        JR is the one who advised Buddhist Monks to stay in the temple eating and chewing betel . Then he went further, and fenced the Gatambe Temple, because the chief incumbent said some thing against him . He is actuall very famous for his Anti Buddhist stance .
        As for MR , while pretending to be a Buddhist he was a Anti Buddhist criminal too. In spite of court order , he stopped clearing of temporary Amano Islamic shelters , from thousands of years old Kuragala archeological site.
        Then he authorized Badur to clear Thousands of Acres of Virgin Forest of Wilpaththu Jungle and create a large Muslim colony, while accepting Saw Backs from Qatar. Why aren’t these medias talk about Genocides happening in Millions in Afghanistan , and Libya and Syria. Why aren’t 58 odd rich Muslim countries dont take in this so called refugees ?

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      Pothebooruwa, you are certainly talking bullshit. I worked in the Middle East for more than 20 years and can vouch for what’s happening there. More than half of their population do not even know that Sri Lanka exists. Even those who are faintly aware due to the infamous exodus of our country’s beloved women folk (which is entirely another story if elaborated could put you guys to shame for berating the Mid East while eating out of their hands and earning a sizable foreign exchange) The most interesting aspect of their knowledge of our country is that they don’t know we are a Buddhist majority country and strangely enough most of them will ask you BUDDIS ? shoo haada Buddis? What is this Buddis. Laughable, so much so they join in the annual Wesak celebration (which is permitted inspite of these countrys’ religious beliefs ) unaware of it’s significance and not bothered even to find out. Pothe booruwa, get your facts straight before you embark on scribbling nonsense just to satisfy your racialist ego.

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      Pothegoorala

      Did you lift the above straight from the most unhappy female’s typing?

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    In Sri Lanka Nation means Theravada Buddhism/Sinhala Buddhist all others are non National.

    This Buddhism Was reated over 500 years after Lord Buddha attained Par Nibbana.

    This was created by Saffrom clad Hindus who ganged up into A Sanga.

    For them first of the thriple Gem is Buddha, The Seond is Sangha. The Third is Dhamma.

    So they claim the prime importance to Buddha to cheat the Masses.

    In real sense thravada Buddihism or the present Sinhal Buddhism is but a creation to safe guard perks. Akin to what the Brahimins did in India. Logically The Order of preferene in saying the Pansil should be Dhamman Saranang Gachhami, Buddam Saranang Gachchami, Then Sangan Saranag Gahchami .

    a sopisticated way to dupe the masses. The Corrupt Rulers are always ready to accommodate.

    levi

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    Ever time I see hate being spewed in the news, I see a Buddhist monk in the background.

    I miss the Buddhism taught when I was younger where they taught compassion.

    It’s time monks are confined to temples and not behave like dirty politicians.

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      Goraka,
      Monks are the guardians of the Sinhala-Buddhist island.

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        Dumb Johnny,
        Monks are guardians of the little boys in the temples. No wonder the little boys grow up to become Gandasara type hooligans..
        Did you graduate from the local temple? Does your rear end still hurt when you think about it?

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          romani,
          Ask you Lebbe about your hurting **** end.

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        Johnny English Baby

        “Monks are the guardians of the Sinhala-Buddhist island.”

        May be somewhere near Bangladesh, not here in this land of Veddhas. Go find it in the Bay of Bengal. There a few islands near India and Bangladesh, for example Sagar Island, Chhera Dwip, Cheradia Island or Cheridia Island, Sandvip,……………………

        Have you had your breakfast this morning?

      • 0
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        John said, “Goraka, Monks are the guardians of the Sinhala-Buddhist island.”

        Well, they are not doing a good job!

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          Goraka,
          Buy a copy Mahawamshaya and read it.

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    You should recollect your memory
    Gotabaya put all the Tamils (who werestaying in Hotels and motels) in busses and shift them out of Colombo,
    Used Riots to chased the Tamils away

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    OMG Shyamon Jayasinghe ! Haven’t you noticed the people in the photograph? one is that racist lady Badu Waduge who’s brother was caught for giving fake money notes to Dulanjalee Premadasa. And the other is Viyathmaga man racist rear admiral Weeraseekara. Are they University lecturers? OMG!!

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      That Retarded Real Admiral SOB is given too much of freedom and space by the yahapalana govt. Its time to put the brakes on the racist war mongering basta.

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        Dias,
        Mohomad,
        You owe war hero Real Admiral.

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    It is well known that western NGOs are spreading the issue of Bengali-muslims in burma as a internal issue. But, they are living in an oil and mineral rich area and is close to the ocean. So, an interested foreign country can establish a a new city state to stop their war ships and start extracting minerals. NUTA wrote the article against that. Foreign NGOs are against NUTA. the west has failed here too as Un Sun Suu Key did not become their agent or the CAT PAW. Bengali Muslims are Shiites, So, the Saudia Arabia was quick to supply funds for the terrorist act. Christina dominated world press is not reporting atrocities against Myanmar buddhists. they are tryig to UN mediated Human Catastrophe by chasing Bengali Muslims to Bangladesh. But, the Myanmar govt was quick to stop the infiltration of terrorists from Bangladesh as well as refugee flow by installing mines along the boarder. ————Western NGOs are not reporting that it is the Pakisthan and Bengaldesh Terrorists training Balgladeshi muslims in Myanmar creating the problem. Saudi arabian is financing it. Inthat work, ISrael is doing great work by providing weapons to the Myanmar govt.

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      You good for nothing fabricator Jimy, Rohingya or Bengali Muslims are 95% Sunni. Keep your mouth shut you dumb ass.

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        Ralli ameen: Dumbo, go and read my comments. One of those articles shows the truth. YOu are used to read only the quran and not from every where. I have used to read every source. So, understand that you people born to be idiots and stupid.

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          Jimsofty, real dumbo. Even after I pointed out your mistake that Bengali Muslims are not Shite you did go to find out from your source the truth. That shows from what kind of information you get from your dumb source to fill your dumb head. Saudis hate Shites but you are saying they are financing. Real dumbo. Are we not smart unlike you stupids and idiots?

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    Shyamon, you should not dismiss Jayasumana’s claims so glibly. He can easily recognize fake news because he mastered it by regularly creating fake news regarding CKDu in the lankacnews website. He also learnt the art of introducing fake pictures having inserted an internet photo of a Bangladeshi patient as that of a Sri Lankan patient to show arsenic poisoning symptoms. He is also a very lucky person, being able to continue his PhD studies at Rajarata although his registration was cancelled at Kelaniya for falsely claiming he had a Masters and becoming the first thesis-free PhD awarded by a Sri Lankan University on the basis of published papers. As someone commented above, the NUTA has such a small membership they have to rely on non-University nationalist pro-MR elements to make up a decent group to meet the Ambassador.

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    NUTS should rename themselves as Central Union of National Teachers. That would be closer to what they are!

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    Is the National University Teachers Association (NUTA) part of Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA)? Was/Is this NUTA of the outfit Patriotic University Teachers Association?
    The NUTA letter is a shame, greater shame will be when Dr Channa Jayasumana accepts an invitation to visit Myanmar as guest of Wirathu. The Mother of all Shames will be when Dr Channa Jayasumana returns and says ~ “There is no Rohingya issue as such. Rohingyas are happy, their prosperity is above average” and so on.
    The NUTA letter is puerile even if allowance is made to the quality of the recipients.
    Academics, writers, Nobel Peace Laureates have blamed the Myanmar government (puppeteered by the infamous Burmese Junta). Already the reputation of Lankan degrees is under a cloud. The stupidity of the NUTA stand will not help.
    Thank you Shyamon for the exposé.

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    this chap channa jayasumane is a fake. There is no association called NUTA, if there is why did they end up this chap channa signing the letter? This is part of theravada Buddhist terrorism.

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    Formal education has little to do with wisdom or enlightenment.
    Fascist thugs can be highly literate.

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    The whole NUTA is a fake organization. See the pic. How many academics? Sarath Weerasekera has no academic qualification. Others are clerks. Jayasumana is hoodwinking.Buddhists taken for a ride. Interesting to find out the pay -out by the Burmese military to these fakes

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    This NUTA fellows are bringing shame to Sri Lanka and had tarnished the already tarnished image of Sri Lanka. National University Teachers Association mean the world will think their members as educated and intellectual class. By refuting the world accepted news about Rohingyas plight, now they will think Sri Lankan majority also belongs to same class as Racist Myanmar Government and the army.

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    VIKTOR gives useful information regarding the fake dealings of “Dr Jayasumana.”

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    Violence in Myanmar shows the world needs to stop romanticising Buddhism.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11923250

    Sri Lanka knows of the violence of the Theravada Buddhism. for ths last 6 decades.
    The world is waking up now.
    ISIS vs Theravada Buddhism is going to be a horrible prospect.

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    NUTA gone NUTS. Is this what they are teaching to the Sri Lankan kids, that you can kill and make homeless innocent children to protect Theravada Buddhism?

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    look at the picture….a thug in yellow robe….curse of Sri Lankan

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    //“Did the Sri Lanka government ever chase away the entire Tamil population because of terrorist pockets within them? “//
    Dear Shyaman, Sri Lankan Government would have happily deported all the Tamils to India, but unfortunately Sri Lanka is an Island and the government doesn’t have enough transport infrastructure to deport all the tamil to India.

    Please go and read the discussion among the Sri Lankan Patriotic intellectuals in lankaweb. Still can’t believe that these kind of people exist in the world even nowadays.

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      “Did the Sri Lanka government ever chase away the entire Tamil population because of terrorist pockets within them?”

      what a stupid statement. How can you chase away some one form his own country?

      Chase them away where? But they did chase the Tamils in the Sinhala South to their home land.

      The LTTE did have the Sri Lankan government on their heels.

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    These are not academics but Sinhalese Buddhist Racist.

    They have not read the history of Myanmar. Myanmar has 135 ethnic groups and several of these groups have taken up arms demanding separate states from the Majority Bamar. This group dominates the government and the military. The military rules Myanmar and it stands accused of human rights violation against other ethnic groups including practitioners of Buddhism as well.

    Rohingyas were made stateless after their citizenship was revoked by the military junta and these rohingiyas have become a target for the Buddhist in Rakhine state. It is said that they are the most prosecuted people in the world.

    Not only the Rohingayas but Muslims in other states too have been targeted by Buddhist recently due to anti muslim campaigns carried out by certain Buddhist groups supported by the military.

    I would rather call these so called academics as Sinhala Racist rather than Sinhala Buddhist racist as they don’t represent the teachings of Buddha. And further to call them academics is a disgrace to the true academics.

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    The Rohingyas are Bengali speakers and thus readily identified not only with Bangladesh but with the Bengali world. At 250 million people including Indian West Bengal, it is much more populous than Myanmar with its 60 million.
    This demographic issue lies behind the Myanmar obsession with Rohingya immigration into Rakhine state which borders Bangladesh and where most Rohingyas live.
    There is hell to pay if reversing history is the silent goal of the Myanmar Govt:
    The short term will be agony for the Rohingyas, the long term possibly a calamity for Burmese in the face of Bengali numbers.
    Folks like Admiral Weerasekera are permanently AT SEA and thus will not understand the issues at stake. NUTA is a disgrace to Buddhists in Srilanka!

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    Well done NUTA if not for groups like you the country will eventually be run by Muslims and Tamils and their stooges like this fellow Shyman. Rohingyas should be exterminated if Myanmar is to survive.they should be forcibly extradited to Bangladesh from where they came in the first place.
    We have already put the Tamils in their place thanks to the previous govt. Ranil is of thambi descent but won’t last long he will be safe in the arms of Jesus soon.

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      I was naïve to think that if we had continued with English or Re-introduce English, Sri Lanka would have or can have a well educated, intelligent, mature populace which would have prevented all the mess of the past or can correct the mistakes of the past and forge a better future for all of us and our future generations.

      Your comment has proved that even if some are English educated they are still filled with hate and animosity against minorities.

      Yes some of the commentators here have been very rational and shown empathy and I respect them for that.

      But sadly as long as there are people like you this country is never going to achieve its full potential. The only future this country will have is death and destruction.

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    UN should invade and remove the military hold in Myanmar.
    Where is Sumansekera?

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    Shymon you talk about Buddhists believing that Buddha walked out of his other’so womb? From where did you pick up that rubbish? There is nothing in the Buddhist doctrines to support the concoction you made just to deride Buddhism. Have you heard of Virgin Mary the mother of Jesus who conceived without intercourse? Well that is therein the Bible. You are exposing your hatred for Buddhism possibly. As you are being paid to doso.

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    In whatever form ethnic cleansing is a crime against humanity. If there are Muslim extremists, the Myanmar government should deal with them separately. No government should be allowed to ill-treat its own citizens on the basis of language or religion. A friend of mine told me the Myanmar Buddhist monks are worse than Sri Lankan monks. They go to theatres, smoke and even marry. . Aung San Suu Kyi may be a figurehead, but she bears responsibility for the arson and carnage taking place in Myanmar as unofficial head of government. Her image has been dented in a very short time beyond repair. The days when the world remained silent or looked other way when state sponsored terrorism is unleashed against its own citizens.

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    NUTA gone nuts!These are cardboard academics at best and nutty proffesors at worst.Well thought out article Mr Jayasinghe.

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