6 July, 2022

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On 23rd Anniversary Of Northern Muslim Exodus In Sri Lanka

By Rifai Naleemi –

Dr. Rifai Naleemi

Sri Lankan Muslims of Northern Province still vividly remember those dark days in their life. It was at the end of October 1990 that Muslims of Northern provinces were abruptly asked to leave their own homes and properties within the time limits of few hours. They were also asked not to take any valuable items with them. They were not allowed to take even their hard earned money or jewelleries.  They were not allowed to sell their properties and belongings to anyone. They were asked to leave their native villages empty handed. They were forced to evaluate their native place of birth with cloths that they were wearing. This happened in this so called modern civilised world.

This was some sort of barbarism that LTTE inflicted on harmless and innocent Muslims of Northern province in Sri Lanka. This was done in the name of freedom fighting.  Tales and stories of unbearable suffering and hardships of these innocent victims are not yet, properly documented in a professional manner. Of course, some attempts have been made to document the ordeals of these innocent people and yet, the voices of these innocent victims have not reached ears and hearts of Sri Lankan politicians and policy makers. Still some of these people are destined to live as displaced people in many parts of this Island.

I was wittingly or unwittingly destined to watch the ordeals of some of these people. I happened to be in Puttalam when this ordeal was unfolding in 1990. I happened to watch the suffering of these people who came into Puttalam empty handed without any basic necessities of life. Some of them came walking hundreds of miles. Some of them came in empty stomach. Some of them were traumatised with their suffering and sadness. Some of them were sick and emotionally charged with sorrow and remorse.  The entire Muslim community in Sri Lanka witnessed this ordeal in utter shock and dismay.

The Muslim community did try to console these innocent people and yet, the magnitude of this suffering was so great and beyond human comprehension and human taking.  I should say that Muslim people of Puttalam and its suburbs provided much needed help for these people at this crucial time of urgency. I think that no human being on earth should undergo sufferings like this. It was a really a pathetic situation. I would need volumes to write ordeals of these people. For the last 23 years they have suffered a lot in many aspect of their life. They suffered from poverty. They did not have good accommodations to live with their families. They could not educate their children properly. They could not get good employment opportunities. They faced many social problems. They could not lead a decent life in these displaced places. What happened to them is an historical account and yet we should record them to learn lessons from it.

What matters the most today is not about the past but present day situation of these people. After 23 years of suffering these people are still not being accommodated in their native places and still live as displaced people. Even after the defeat of LTTE these people have not been relocated in their native places. It is true that some of these people have already moved into their native places and yet, most of them are still living as IDPs in many places.  Even most of those people who moved into their native places they did on their own expenses. It should be mentioned here that successively Sri Lankan government greatly failed in their political and moral responsibilities towards these people. Whether we like it or not we should reiterate here that successive Sri Lankan governments did not treat these people as their own Sri Lankan nationals and citizens. This is the true fact and bitter truth as well. No one should try twisting this historical mistake.

Sri Lanka is a democratic country and its constitution guarantees equal rights to all. Whether you come from Tamil community or Singhalese community you should have equal rights as stipulated in the constitution.  Every Sri Lankan contributes to the national economy thorough his hard works and earning.  Each community contribute to the growth and development of this country.  There is no justification to discriminate against any community or any individual in this country.  There is no justification to favour one community over another in this country. Yet, in this case of Northern Muslim exodus, the successive Sri Lankan authorities have failed to facilitate them to return to their native places? Why is this step motherly treatment of the Northern Muslim by the successive governments? Is it because, they are Muslims or is it because they have no political influence? Is it because they are not nationals of this country? Why is this open discrimination against them? Of course we all know that some NGOs and government social services department did provide some food rations to these people for sometimes and yet, they have not been relocated by the government expenses.

Suppose that this type of tragedy happened to some Singhalese villages in some parts of Sri Lanka. What would have been the reaction of these successive Sri Lankan governments? They would have taken immediate necessary steps to resettle affected people within few years time. They would not have to suffer 23 years for resettlements as Northern Muslims do today?

What more is that we have more than 18 Muslims members of parliament today and yet, they have also failed in their moral and religious responsibility towards these people? They have not done enough to support these people. They have not supported these people in time of their difficulties. They have greatly failed to understand the suffering of these people. They could not identify the challenges and problems of these people.  They could not persuade successive government to support these people.

These Muslim politicians are selfish and incapable people to help our community except a few of them. They have even failed to discuss this issue in parliament successfully.  I should greatly appreciate some Tamil leaders who condemn the action of LTTE and welcome the Northern Muslims back to their native places and yet, our Muslim politicians have failed to appreciate the good will gesture of these Tamil politicians. What more is that international Muslim community have greatly failed on this issue? Though Islam preaches about universal Islamic brotherhood in faith and yet, no Muslim country or no International Islamic organization came forward to help these people to resettle in their native places.

We hope that MR and his government open their eyes and come forward to do some things constructively to support these displaced people. If this government is genuinely wanted to protect minority rights it should help minority communities without bias and discrimination.  How long this government could act with two different faces: Time will tell us that sooner rather than later.

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    The expulsion of the Muslim people from the north by the Tamil leadership whatever their form was barbaric and cannot be condoned or justified by any stretch of imagination. What is more the Muslim community at large is now being unreasonably targeted by rabid Buddhist chauvinist organisations with State patronage with impunity. The Muslims in Sri Lanka are a peace loving ethno religious group comprising a cross section of intellectuals, professionals, traders, farmers, fishers etc. Their indelible contribution to the Sri Lankan political, economic, social and cultural landscape over the decades has been tremendous and cannot go unnoticed. It is time that the NPC under the new leadership take immediate steps in working towards making amends redressing and expiating the injustices done towards the Muslims of the north without delay and however possible. Bensen

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      Bensen Burner,

      “The expulsion of the Muslim people from the north by the Tamil leadership whatever their form was barbaric and cannot be condoned or justified by any stretch of imagination. What is more the Muslim community at large is now being unreasonably targeted by rabid Buddhist chauvinist organisations with State patronage with impunity.”

      The basic facts remain:

      1. The Tamils are generally racist, and LTTE is a manifestation of that racism. The case of Sinhala Buddhist racism, at least in part is due to the Tamil racism.

      2. So we have Tamil Racism, and Sinhala Buddhist racism, that permeates the Tamils and the Sinhala Buddhists, the curse of Sri Lanka, not withstanding the teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism.

      So we have racism and religious intolerance mixed up for a fatal Sinhala Buddhist-Tamil Brew in the 21st century.

      More info on the LTTE-Tamil Expulsion of the Muslims.

      Forgotten People – The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JV60McNQ9o

      Published on Jun 1, 2013
      The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka. The expulsion of the Muslims and other nations from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order to achieve their goal of creating a mono ethnic Tamil state in the North Sri Lanka, the LTTE forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province

      Dr. Farzana Haniffa on Displaced North Muslims Issues

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MASigQJTgaQ

      Published on Oct 22, 2012
      Expelled from the North by the LTTE in October 1990, the grievances of the Northern Muslims are many. Shifan spoke to Dr Farzana Haniffa, who played an active role in setting up the Citizens Commission on the Expulsion of Muslims from the Northern Province — to find out some of these concerns, as well as about the impact of displacement on all communities.

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        Amarasri,

        You are talking bloody Bullshit mate . Tamils are Racist Barbaric, and invented Racism in Sinhala Lanka.

        Whereas Sinhalese are

        Peace Loving
        People Loving
        Animal Loving
        and almost love everything on earth including Shit you idiot.

        When and who started the Race Riots for which Sinhala Lanka holds the World Record.

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        Hey commie, amere what is this wada baila? His story?

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      As far as the comments on CT go, those with Muslim Names seem to be better Buddhists than the Bodu Bala Sena, Sinhala Ravaya, Jathika Hela Urumaya, and the Rajapakse Sycophants with their rabid comments. Islam as a Religion, like Buddhism, also advocates Loving Kindness, Compassion, and Generosity. Do we see that in the BBS, JHU and SR?
      The photographs that appear on the Internet of their activities, would turn anyone off Buddhism!
      As a Sinhala Buddhist, I would not blame Buddhists for turning to Islam as a better alternative.
      This is Kamma in Action, Here and Now!

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        Ratonalist:

        Jesus said love thy negighobur.

        Do christians follow that.

        They do what the Romans wanted. CONVERT and what the world today is busienss exploitation.

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          The original bible is only for the popes eyes.
          He in fact said live with forbearance.
          He definitely said father forgive them for they do not know what they do.

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    Northern Provincial Council with its high sounding rhetoric, please note.
    This issue should be given priority.

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      Essie go Essie ( easy) man with your rhetoric. Which issue are you talking about and would that be the Grabbing of Tamil Land by you lot.

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    The Tamil terrorists by definition could not accommodate Muslims.
    Why this definition did not include Muslims is mind boggling when I see and hear Tamil flourishing in Galle amongst the large Muslim community.

    Did Muslims live in the centre of towns like in Galle and which could have become vital battlegrounds?

    Is it correct that Tamil terrorists evicted anyone who could not fight with them including Tamil youth and families and thre was little internal displacement camps in Tamil held lands?

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      Rearrange:

      aa uur watch ( Ah you Watch) what you are saying.

      We don’t want to fight for Galle which is Sinhalese Land.

      Let me ask you a question?
      Is it correct that MR evicted anyone who didn’t obey him or listen to him.

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    Would be nice to hear from regular Sinahla hating commentators on CT!

    As we know racism is very ugly. However it is not unique to Sinhalese or Buddhists.

    Our Tamil brethren here in Sri Lanka have superior bigots in their ranks. Capable of horrific crimes in the name of Tamil race. Just like the Sinhalese.

    Realising bigotry itself is the real enemy and not ethnicty of the people will help us move forward.

    Cheers!

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      Ben Hurling

      “As we know racism is very ugly. However it is not unique to Sinhalese or Buddhists.”

      Sinhala/Buddhist racism is unique, based on their perverted history of Mahawamsa myth, numerical majoritarianism, a state of mind which believes the state can do no wrong, willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces,tolerate war crimes to defend corrupt state and its governors, ……..

      I will deal with Tamil racism when superior bigots deny it.

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        Native,

        Agree with most of the stuff you have listed above, about Sinhalese racism.

        However, I disagree Sinhalese racism is unique.

        Almost all racists are guilty of most the stuff you have mentioned above. In their own ways. Anywhere in the world. Including Tamil racists.

        PS: I am not trying to water down the gravity of Sinhalese racism challenge our country must deal with.

        Cheers!

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        Singing again….oye Ojaye……..

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    People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight.

    All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.

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    It was genocide.

    Still they have not been handed back their land stolen by Tamils.

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      “their land stolen by Tamils.”

      Tell me how much did you steal In July 83 because the Sinhalese did not but destroyed?

      “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” Albert Einstein

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    Hi Native Veddah,

    ‘I will deal with Tamil racism when superior bigots deny it’.
    In the context of your above statement could you kindly define
    ‘Superior bigots’

    The ‘Ugly Truth’ stares at us Sri Lankans.

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      hannah.rajaratnam

      “In the context of your above statement could you kindly define
      ‘Superior bigots’”

      I am only copying Ben Hurling’s terminology. This is what he wrote earlier:

      “Our Tamil brethren here in Sri Lanka have superior bigots in their ranks.”

      You should ask him.

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    while i cannot support what was done to muslims of north two decades back.now only tamils have got their province back and that too with meagre powers. do you expect tamils to part with their lands? let us be real if tamils get back north and east integrated with full powers we can welcome back muslims,sinhalese or else it is like asking a poor man to part with bread crumbs just because he robbed some people their food to satiate his hunger.i dont mind being labelled tamil racist.some times racism has to be there to preserve centuries old culture.

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    Ben Huring

    Unfortunately it is.
    The cry that SriLanka is a Singhala Budhist country still goes on.BBS in the south is on the march as we speak against the Muslims.
    Dr R Naleemi should focus on the muslims in the south,their mosques desecrated,the Halal syndrome.
    This is happening now,exploded and fired up for the disaster.
    There are many displaced Tamils and Muslims from the north.Dr Naleemi,23 yrs ago and foward no mosque was torched in the north,no march against halal sacrifice.
    Unlike the mosque in Kadugannawa burnt and desecrated by Anurdha Ratwatte,his sons and cohorts.Recently in Colombo Singhala thugs smashed muslim homes,dragged muslim women out of their homes.Muslim women and men packed their belongings and left for Batticaloa.

    Certainly Sri Lanka has a history of Racism beginning in 2013/14.First Singhals against the Muslims,followed – in 1958 against the Tamils and so Sri Lanka merrily goes along -the way forward.

    At present all 3 races in Sri Lanka are in the forefront fghting for their rights.

    TNA has already shown that muslims have their rights.The Muslim Ministers in the government are not able to or do not want to take up the issues of the Muslims.

    With TNA and the NPC in the North, time will show what is contained and will be executed in the ‘way forward’.

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    Hannah Rajaratnam,

    “Certainly Sri Lanka has a history of Racism beginning in 2013/14.First Singhals against the Muslims,followed – in 1958 against the Tamils and so Sri Lanka merrily goes along -the way forward.”

    Where does Sri Lanka rank on the Global scale of racism by Sinhala and Tamils?

    For A Buddhist Country

    For a Hindu Country?

    Just Curious.

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    There was no mention of a Hindhu Country?

    Can you explain this ?
    Who mentoned this,where and when?

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    “There was no mention of a Hindhu Country?”

    Compare Sri Lanka’s and other Buddhist Countries Racism against India’s (Hindu Country) racism an drank them.

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    Doctor Rifai, Praba killed his own Tamil Hindu more than Sinhala killing Tamils. We Muslims also Tamils from Tamil Nadu, we are not Arabs, it was a political problem, now we dont need to talk of this try to settle them with TNA, while we live with Non God Believers like Budhist are most dangerous than anyone. However, this time the matter will be diffrent as Sinhala scared of Muslims though GOTA try to show that he is powerful still someone is already begging for Oil in Middl East. Beggers Fucker.

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      Now it is clear who this Sri Lankan muslim is! Another siva or samy :)
      you ppl easily get caught!

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    Jeyakarthik- If the muslims have their own legitimate lands they have a right to produce their deeds at the kachcheri to claim their property.
    That is the procedure now.

    Good luck to all,both Tamils and Muslims.

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    Tamils stole the lands of Muslims and refuse to give it back. This is the problem.

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      “This is the problem.”

      Do not look back or you turn to salt – I said it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woFpafSBKpk

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        Javi, are you some kind of a kid trying to pose as an adult? You certainly come out as being incoherent, and your views don’t add-up nor make any sense. So here it goes kid, read up. Stop playing with your daddy’s computer by posting remarks, you yourself cannot substantiate, and go back to reading, or to your studies. Grow up soon and become someone of importance in life.

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          “Grow up soon and become someone of importance in life.”

          Try a rust nail it feels good.

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            “So here it goes kid, read up.”

            Any resemblance here?

            The Romanian gypsies hail from Rajput (the business class known as Marwari’s)

            Rajputs became gypsies to invade the onslaught of the Muslims. even today you could see blue eyed blond haired rajputs in the deserts.

            Rajasthan along with Punjab, Gujarat, Sindh, Kashmir were all partitioned by the winners of WW2 the sleeping giant and executed by Lord Mountbatten.

            1.5 million unarmed Hindus who were unwilling to fight were slaughtered in the name of Islam as a Jihad rejoice.

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      Fat “Mama ” Fuk U Shima,

      You Sinhalese RACIST are talking rubbish. It is the Sinhalese Thugs headed by MR who have tried to steal Tamil Land but that has been stopped and by March 2014 all Tamil Land will come under Tamil Jurisdiction. If you want to come and live amongst ourselves you are welcome but you have to pay the market price and we will enforce Law & Order not you lot. Got it good

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    .
    The expulsion of the Muslim people from the north by the Tamil leadership at that time (LTTE) was barbaric.

    Tamils did not protest this expulsion, and they paid the price in 1995, the whole North Tamils were evicted by LTTE.

    :-)

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      Aratai,

      “Tamils did not protest this expulsion, and they paid the price in 1995, the whole North Tamils were evicted by LTTE.”

      I may add:

      “Tamils did not protest this expulsion, and they paid the price in 1995 the whole North Tamils were evicted by LTTE ” and again paid the price in 2009, courtesy, LTTE.

      What goes around, comes around, the sins of LTTE and the Tamils.

      It is repercussions like this that makes people believe in an All Knowing Higher Being.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodom_and_Gomorrah

      Divine judgment by Yahweh was then passed upon Sodom and Gomorrah along with two other neighboring cities that were completely consumed by fire and brimstone. Neighboring Zoar (Bela) was the only city to be spared during that day of judgment.[Deut.29:23][Gen.10:19] In Abrahamic traditions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of God’s wrath.[4][5][Jude 1:7] Sodom and Gomorrah have been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality viewed as a deviation. The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages, including the English word sodomy, used in sodomy laws to describe a sexual “crime against nature” consisting of anal and/or oral sex, either homosexual or heterosexual.[6]

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        Interesting…… Why were Muslims evicted then? For same reason.
        :-)

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    Hannah Rajaratnam!

    Vannakkam, where had you gone when Tamil tigers destroyed 100 and something Mosques in their so called Tamilealam between 1990 to 2004? If you say that you were scared of Tamil tiger and kept quiet then we can understand the fear most of the Tamils had and could not do anything in helping Muslims, but if you try to hide the fact you will definitely fail. Be honest!!

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    Hi!
    ‘Hundred and something’

    Really?

    Give me the names of 2 mosques,the street and village in the north.
    I will get back to you with honest facts.

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    Hi Amarasiri

    ‘— and drank them’?

    Whats this about?

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    One of the most shameful episodes in the entire history of the tamils.I have read about tamil history in india and srilanka and never came across such ethnic cleansing.I believe that was because when monarchs rule they rule responsibly.They are of good stock and breed and would not want to sully their name in history.When the fellows from the gutter take over they are not bothered about their’s and their ancestors good name because and they know that they don’t have a one anyway and coudn’t care less what people or history think about them.

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      Shankar you Sinkalam stop talking rubbish and tell your garbage about the good Samaritans ( Monarchs) to your King MR

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        Now everyone knows you are also from gutter.At least see that your children marry better people so that your grandchildren will have better genes than you.That is the only path to get out of gutter.

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          Shankar,

          You Sinhalse Moron what are you talking about. Go and have your head examined and come clean and write with a Sinhalese name and at least your message will get accross. It is no point you hiding behind a Tamil Name you silly COWARD. It is too late mate you dont call the shots any more we do.

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      By the way Shankar You Sinkalam:

      I forgot ask you being a Converted Tamil ( I mean Shankar)are you not ashamed of the most shameful episodes in the entire history of the Tamils.
      But what made you convert to a shameful religion and assume a Tamil Name and was it beacuse

      1) You disagreed with MR for carrying out ethnic cleansing and you were disgusted with MR.
      2) Was it because you thought the Shameful episodes in the entire history of the Tamils was the lesser of the two evils.

      Before you answer think of this as an exam and give it some thought instead of the answer you gave to the other question. If you want to pass the exam you have to answer the question so go throuh the answers again and again as I have marked the earlier one as a failure. If you are not ready to take the exam repeat the year again and you might pass. I have corrrected so may papers and I am afraid you might not make it. If you want a job choose another subject may be play acting.

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        “Before you answer”

        Do you think i waste my time answering idiotic questions.If you want to think i’am a sinhalese that is okay with me.I can’t change your mind,waste of my time.Sinhalese/tamils are srilankans.

        sundara siri barini surendi athi sobamana lanka
        dhanya danaya neka mal palathuru piri jaya bhoomiya ramya

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          Sinkalam,

          Your Tamil is better than mine. Well done Naiyiken Porthenkai.

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            kali,naam ontru ninaika,deivam ontru ninaikum(we think something,but god thinks something else).That is why the wrath of god fell upon your LTTE.Netru ullar indru illai(yesterday they were there,today nowhere.)

            I can bet my bottom that you are over 40.Naapathu vayathukku mel naikunam(after 40 you have the nature of a dog).

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              No you Sinkalam

              I am 110 but I am nor sure what has that got yo do with the Argument . But now that you have been caught red handed it is beginging to affect you.
              There is no need to get upset and agitated which is a Normal Human Reaction when one looses the argument.
              This is what MR & Gotha do and I will tell you why.
              If you ask either of them about killng innocent Tamils they get angry and will tell you—- Why are you asking me Uth.ka Putha.
              There is a saying Athiram Kannai Maraithidum Pothu Arivuku Velai Kodu. Keep on blabering.

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                “If you ask either of them about killng innocent Tamils”

                Kali, you scrambled brain,This article is about the ethnic cleansing done on the muslims by the tamils,not about the atrocities committed by gota on the tamils.That is why i did not answer your silly question because it is irrelevant to the issue we were arguing on.I do not like to be sidetracked when i’am focused on an issue because that is the modus operandi of slimy operators.If you think with your pea brain that you have won the argument good on you,have a nice day and a complacent night too.

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    Not this “academic” again. For sometime now we were spared his “learned
    counselling” and here the man is back.

    He wants the country to believe Sinhalese, Tamils and everyone else – but his Muslims – are at fault for the mess the radical Muslims leadership brought upon his community. He does not say the Sinhalese exploded when, after years of patiently taking on their provocation,
    the swollen headed men of Jamathul Ulama tried to blackmail the business community – of which most are Sinhalese – to pay Rs.2,500 (?) for a bogus Halal licence. BBS forced them to come back to the real world.

    Tamil commentators in this blog point out the eviction in Jaffna was done because some Muslims were engaged in spying against Tamil militants. The Kattankudy attack was, the same sources say, for the local Muslims getting down Container loads of arms to attack the LTTE. Muslims are now beginning to accept both.

    Rifai Naleemi is up to the usual Muslim trick of lying when he says
    Muslims have no political influence. They have nearly 20 MPs in Parliament – much more than their population is entitled to. It was nothing but political influence Ashraff was after – followed by Hakeem after Ashraff’s death – when he went into coalition with CBK and then the SLMC with Rajapakse. On both occasions they insisted on the Shipping Ministry for them. Why? The truth is coming out slowly but surely now. That they did not use this influence to help the Muslim community – either the displaced in Jaffna, Puttalam or elsewhere in the East – is well known. They were simply after making big bucks – fancy expensive houses in London, Colombo 7 and in other places. Educating the children of the leaders in London, USA and Colombo while the children of the poor Northern and Eastern Muslims did not even have the facilities to go to school. Why blame the Sinhalese and Tamils for this?

    Now Muslims are working up the Arab countries to move against Sri Lanka diplomatically and in other ways. This can only bring further difficulties to them – now that they have literally disturbed the bee hive.

    As other commentators have mentioned here, it is best these unending crop of Muslim academics and experts limit exhibiting their “special knowledge” We have had enough of it. It is irritating.

    ADJP

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      My my see who is taking ! The racist ADJP from Rajagiriya is back !

      Aren’t you irritating !

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      SDJP, It is you who is now trying to distort facts to serve your own self interests. The expulsion of the Muslims and other nationalities from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant organization LTTE in October 1990. In order to achieve their goal of creating a mono ethnic Tamil state in the North Sri Lanka, the LTTE forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province.

      The first expulsion was in Chavakacheri, of 1,500 people. After this, Muslims in Kilinochchi and Mannar were forced many to leave their homeland. The turn of Jaffna came on October 30, 1990; when LTTE trucks drove through the streets ordering Muslim families to assemble at Osmania College. There, they were told to exit the city within two hours. The entire Muslim population was expelled from Jaffna. According to a 1981 census (the last official count), the total Muslim population in Jaffna was 14,844. They could take with them only the clothes they were wearing and no more than 50 rupees in cash. Their houses were subsequently looted by the LTTE. In total, over 14,400 Muslim families, roughly 72,000 people, were forcibly evicted from LTTE-controlled areas of the Northern Province. This includes 38,000 people from Mannar, 20,000 from Jaffna and Kilinochchi, 9,000 from Vavuniya and 5,000 from Mullaitivu.

      Most of the Muslims were resettled in Puttalam district, though the Jaffna Muslim refugees can be found in other parts of Sri Lanka as well.

      In the aftermath, the expulsion still carries bitter memories amongst Sri Lanka’s Muslims. In 2002, the LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran formally apologized for the expulsion of Muslims from the North. There has been a stream of Muslims travelling to and from Jaffna since the ceasefire. Some families have returned and the re-opened Osmaniya College now has 450 students enrolled. 11 Mosques are functioning again. According to a Jaffna Muslim source, there is a floating population of about 2000 Muslims in Jaffna. Around 1500 are Jaffna Muslims, while the rest are Muslim traders from other areas. About 10 Muslim shops are functioning and the numbers are thought to have grown.

      Why are you nit-picking about Muslim leadership and its magnanimous contribution towards well-being of its lot? Since they are in the minority, this is bound to happen, as it is the exact same reason for them getting elected. They (Tamil and Muslim parties) are always bound to become king makers to prop-up governments and that is fact of life. May be you cannot live with that fact and that is what troubles you the most. Making big bucks is all part of the contract, and don’t tell me about how it was done starting from tsunami funds by your Buddhist Sinhalese leader himself.

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        “forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province.”
        “Why are you nit-picking about Muslim leadership and its magnanimous contribution towards well-being of its lot?”

        The thoppi pertu pig ran away from the pigsty because he felt that the other pigs were taking him for grunted.

        Check the profile of the FM of India and how he came to power and now why he does not look back to be with them but the Delhi club.

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      A.D.J. Perera

      “They were simply after making big bucks – fancy expensive houses in London, Colombo 7 and in other places. Educating the children of the leaders in London, USA and Colombo”

      Is it just a Muslim disease or common to all races?

      “On both occasions they insisted on the Shipping Ministry for them. Why?”

      Are those Muslims operating people smuggling businesses?

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    As I mentioned- MUSLIMS take your land deeds to the Kachcheri for proof and claim your lands —- anywhere in Sri Lanka.
    The Tamils have been asked to do so to claim lost lands.
    Muslims- get your MP’s to work for you too.Don’t get your bretheren to moan and groan for you – to write these lengthy gibberish.
    You have to work hard to get what is due to you.

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      Rightly said but beware they would come for the implementation of Sharia Law.

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    Dr. Rifai Naleemi

    “Sri Lanka is a democratic country and its constitution guarantees equal rights to all. Whether you come from Tamil community or Singhalese community you should have equal rights as stipulated in the constitution.”

    Please make sure you convey the above message to your so called peaceful Muslim brothers and sisters within Sri lanka and out side it – you know the ones who want to wage jihad on the Sinhalese community and disrupt the peace which prevails in many neighborhoods in Sri lanka.

    I will expose these Muslim extremists through my writings and bear in mind I will not stop until Sri lanka is rid of them. In fact I even wrote a hub about it on hubpages. My next piece of work will be about Islamization of Sri Lanka. I will expose your so called peaceful Muslim brothers and sisters for who they truly are. There is ample proof of the damage they are doing to Sri Lanka and I will expose it to the whole world.

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      Pls, expose your two cents worth, we are waiting with abated breath to read all about your theories on the subject – Islamization of Sri Lanka. Pls no fibs and hearsays like BBS mumbo jumbo. Go ahead. Make my day.

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      Don’t read camels lips it just belches.
      Instead, read the camels history.

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      Suranee,

      Which planet are you on. Sinhala Lanka is a Planet of the Apes where there is no Rule Of Law except jungle justice.

      ***There is ample proof of the damage they are doing to Sri Lanka and I will expose it to the whole world.

      Can you list the damage they are doing. With all due respect to the Muslim Community they have not shown any Religious Extremism in Sinhala Lanka. They have mostly kept themselves to themselves and only interested in Money Making.
      So what are you going to expose. Would it be that they are Greedy.
      MR and his cronies are the biggest Greedy Lot Sinhala Lanka has ever seen

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      Suranee

      Constitution may guarantee many rights and makes interesting read however the issue is implementation and enforcing all those rights.

      It is for the state institution to pick and chose what they believe is in their interest or in the interest of Sinhala/Buddhists.

      You ought to visit us once in a while for a reality check.

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    Dear Suranee. Why do you feel jealous of Muslims who practise their religion? It is reported as many as Buddhsit temples are closing down in Srilanka as churches are being closed down in Erope? Why you feel jealous of Muslims who go to their mosques five time and I wonder you have been to your temple at least once a month? Srilanka would be happy place if you and Buddhsit people could really practice Buddhism ? Tell them all to go to temples and listen to more and more spritiual preaching. Your hearts are empty of spirituality and moral guidance that is why you have full of hated to all minority communities
    Look at history
    Since independence we have shed more blood in SL
    1958 riots
    1972 and 1988 riots against JVP
    30 years war against LTTE
    What do you want more riots and more blood in your hands
    Remember if Tamil Nadu jump on your heads with it 75 Millions Tamils you Sinhalese with only 14 millions would not have place to hide except sea to jump
    Lots Tamils stills waiting for revenge? Becareful Suranee when you write
    We all as Lankans need to build this nation against but it is you and BBS are great enemies of Srilanka
    You are great enemy of peace:
    Do not worry about Islamization
    They do not worry if you go to Hell
    You have already begun to dig your graveyard with your mouth
    You have already shown your stupidity with this writing

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      Peace Loving

      Just for the record I’m not a Buddhist – “I wonder you have been to your temple at least once a month? Srilanka would be happy place if you and Buddhsit people”

      “Becareful Suranee when you write” Oh I’ll be careful alright by making sure I write the truth and expose Muslim extremists for who they really are.

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        Take your HRT, Suranee. You will feel better !

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        May be the name Muslim itself irks, or jolts you for some reason. Pls don’t take out your childhood abuse or mishap, or personal grievance or anything for that matter on the entire Muslim community, as they had nothing to do with it. But focus your attention on your inner self (like anger, hatred or revenge) on that one individual who caused this psychological harm to you instead, and just get over it. Life is too precious to be living in the past my friend. Come forth and courageously declare openly what’s bothering you re Muslims living in SL. Bear no hatred towards them. They are good people simply trying very hard to just survive like everyone else on the planet. There are no such secret motives by Muslims of causing mayhem thru extremism or any such thing as you suggest. May be BBS rhetoric has affected you and has caused your mental imbalance, thus causing these veiled threats of exposure. Or is it just a game you are playing? Or in all honesty, is there something hostile happening out there that the world should sit up and take notice of? Why are we waiting? Is it for doomsday?

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    Tamils stole Muslim lands in 1991.

    Tamils stole Sinhala lands in 1977.

    Why did the Dutch bring these Tobacco slaves to SL!

    If not for them SL will only have Sinhalese and Muslims. Perfectly peaceful.

    Same problem in Fiji and Malaysia. Slaves stealing locals’ lands.

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    Go with your deeds and claim all your lands that have been stolen.
    The government order.
    With the above comment looks like the Singhala bBudhists are innocent of land and property grabs in the north,south east and west.
    God Bless Sri Lanka.

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    Hi, Rajaratnam,

    Are you serious? try “sonagar theru” Mosque in Jaffna and Mannar first and come up with the fact, then I’ll be able to give you full list of Mosques for your homework OK?

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    Hi,I am v.serious.

    The road- address please.?
    If you have done your homework,spit it out.

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    Suranee- Why are you so angry- and – who are you to threaten that you will write again and expose who the muslims are and what they are up to. in Sri Lanka.

    If you want to write – go ahead,be my guest.As to wether I want to read your article full of ‘hatred’ for another human race — NO.

    God Bless Sri Lanka

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