5 March, 2024


On President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Visit To Israel

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Israel: Why island’s Muslims, not Muslim politicians, are concerned?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s two day visit to Israel, during his current tour to the region which included Jordan and the Israeli occupied West Bank, remains the greatest achievement for Israel which has been aggressively trying to enter the country through backdoors only to be sent out from front doors since mid 1950s.

It is an added victory to Israel because President Rajapakse has also been the president of Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine People for almost three decades.

As a country which thrives on others’ misery Israel, which trained Sri Lankan armed forces and the LTTE fighters at the same time in the same area, managed to enter the country during the government’s war against the LTTE. Since then Israel penetrated several spheres including the mainstream media effectively blocking any publicity highlighting its true face and its unprecedented crime and sufferings inflicted on Palestinians.

In its drive to entrench its presence in the island which, in the past, has been a steadfast supporter of Palestinians struggle for freedom against Israeli occupation and oppression, President Rajapaksa’s visit is certainly the culmination.

The visit also speaks for the political bankruptcy of the island’s Muslim politicians who failed to voice their concern. Today the Island’s Muslim community remains sandwiched between globally aggressive   Israel and a totally ineffective and shameless Muslim politicians.

However the Muslim community has its own concern about this fast growing relation between Sri Lanka and Israel. The reason being with the Israeli presence comes its deadly secret service Mossad whose main target worldwide remains Islam and Muslims. They lavishly throw money, recruit local agents and set communities against Muslims

For example long before the handful of racist elements began their ongoing anti Muslim campaign many knowledgeable Muslims feared that Israeli presence may create problems between the Sinhalese and Muslim communities.

Their fear proved right judging from the current wave of overall attacks on the island’s Muslim community.

Most politicians, journalists and others who are now hobnobbing with the Zionists do not know who these Zionists are and what is their background is -which is only akin to German Nazis.

Around 1860s the world Zionist leaders met in the Swiss city of Basle and decided to   kick out Palestinians from their homes and lands and set up their Jewish state in Palestine which was then under Turkey’s Ottoman rule.

They manipulated and toppled Turkey during World War 1 and brought Palestine under British mandate. With the blessings of the British they massacred Palestinians and drove them   into refugee camps where they still languish. Later they manipulated   US, UK, France and Russia to exploit the United Nations, in violation of its own principles, to establish the state of Israel in the robbed Palestinian lands in violation of all established norms.

Since then Israel waged numerous wars, grabbed Palestinian and Arab lands and turned Middle East into a killing field.  Israel has committed 63 massacres of Palestinians since 1930s and the UN remains ineffective and helpless in the face of Israeli crimes. The UN could not even implement its own report, Goldstone, which accused Israel of war crimes.

Israel did not stop there. Now they wanted to divide Middle East into small entities to ensure its supremacy in the region. This is what US and Europe too wanted.

The result is the  US,UK and European wars against Muslim countries under the guise of fighting a so called war on terrorism .One  after the other Muslim countries were invaded and   destroyed besides killing millions of innocent Muslims and driving out many more millions into refugee camps.

Speaking about Jews the founding father of United States Benjamin Franklin said;

“If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves. Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will or how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American’s, and will not even though they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.”

Today this is proved prophetic as Jewish lobbies rule the US which blindly supports Israel. The situation is such   that no American poitician can speak a word about Israel’s endless crimes against humanity and survive in politics. So much so, according to reports, even President Barack Obama was carefully screened and chosen for the job by the Chicago based Jewish billionaire.

Unlike other countries Israel is here not to help or establish better relations with Sri Lankan. They are least bothered about that. They are here as part of their agenda to establish their global domination.

It is also matter of time  they start their killing spree to silence any dissent .They   will not only pit communities against each other but will also pickup black sheep from the Muslim community, especially politicians,  to split and cause trouble within the community.

Under such circumstance the question is whether a small country like Sri Lanka can afford to get involved with the Zionists. In fact long before racist elements raised their heads I wrote an article around 2009 expressing concern on Israeli presence here. Here I reproduce this article which   traces the history of Sri Lankan-Israeli ties and also justifies the Muslim community’s fear.

Here is the article;

Growing ties with Israel- Why Muslims are concerned

The Zionist Jewish entity of Israel which has been sneaking into the country only to be expelled time and again, found a foothold in the island now.  The island’s growing ties with Israel have become cause for serious concern among many especially within the discriminated and discarded Muslim community which fears that this may spell disaster for them.

This fear emanates from Israel’s long record of hostility towards Muslims and its crucial role in the United States led western global campaign demonising Islam and Muslims under the guise of fighting a so called war on terrorism. It becomes still worse because a small minority of   nationalists who, openly call for the expulsion of Tamils and Muslims from the island, are now in influential positions while Muslims parliamentarian remain subdued and ineffective under a political system which provides for a democratically elected dictatorship with absolute power and no accountability.

In the recent past ministers, top officials and private sector officials, tourists and many others started visiting Israel while Israel’s so called entrepreneurs began investing in many sectors indicating the flourishing relations facilitated by the globalisation and open economy.

Israel sought to establish closer ties with Sri Lanka as early as 1950s. Answering a question on foreign affairs late prime Minister Mr S.W.R.D.Banadaranike said in the parliament on 14 August 1958 that” on assuming office Israel continued to pressurise to send an Israeli diplomatic representative as agreed by the previous  government. Well, I said,” Yes you may do so” Then the question of appointing our representative to Israel arose and I have just laid by for further consideration.”

It was during Prime Minister W Dahanayake’s period a non resident ambassador was appointed to Israel in 1958, but he was recalled by Prime Minister Mrs Srimavo Bandaranaike. The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Rome looked after the Israeli affairs during the UNP government between 1965 and 1970.

Deception- an   Israeli tool

During this period the Israeli Charge d Affairs in Colombo was a hyper active person. For example it was just after the June 1967 Israeli aggression on neighbouring Arab countries and I just stared my journalistic career with the now defunct Independent Newspapers which thrived on fanning communalism. I had` seen the Israeli envoy visit this office frequently and spend long hours with Mr D.B.Dhanapala who was in charge of the editorial .They were often joined by Mr Sepala Gunasena, the Owner and Managing Director.

During these visits he never failed to meet Dr Gamini Wijewardene, the Editor of English language daily SUN and Mr David Karunaratne the Editor of Sinhala daily DAWASA. It so happened that often the day after the Israeli envoy’s meeting with Dr Karunaratne, Dawasa used to carry cartoons ridiculing Islam and Muslims using derogatory words such as  “thambiya”. In trying to please the Jews they were least bothered about insulting   of Muslims – citizens of this country.

Once Mr Dhanapala asked me whether I would like to go abroad. I was thrilled and said “yes” as going abroad was more than a dream in those days. Then came the shock when he told me” get ready to go to Israel”. Shattered within seconds I politely turned down the offer in view of the hostility of Israel towards Muslim, its continuous oppression and brutalisation of Palestinians and the damage caused to Jerusalem, Islam’s third most important holy place.

Few days later our colleague S.H.Yoonos, Sports Editor of Sun, accepted the offer    despite vehement opposition from the community and his hastily arranged flight schedule by Air Ceylon was Ratmalana, Bombay, Rome and Tel Aviv. He left Ratmalana Airport around 11 am and by 12.30 noon, even before he reached Bombay,  proof copy of following day  SUN’s first page carrying a despatch supposed to have been filed by Yunoos from Tel Aviv stating that the Muslims in Israel were very happy under Israel, was on the table of Dr Wijewardene.

We were all shocked only to realise what the Israeli envoy was up to and what he was capable of. Such a fraud was unimaginable in those days when honesty and integrity were integral part of the island’s   intellectual community.

This utterly false and deliberately misleading story was not written by Yunoos but   by the Israeli legation in Colombo without his knowledge. Few days later when I  politely asked  Dr Gamini Wijewardene “  how could Yunoos write such a story  an hour and half after he left the island  the always cheerful  Dr Wijewardene   said with a smile“ ask LOKKA”-meaning Dhanapala.

So much for the Israel’s well established and longstanding policy of exploiting the media to mislead the public. Judging from the number of distorted stories in the local dailies these days one cannot help but suspect that they had successfully penetrated the media   trying to portray a rosy picture of Israel hiding their never ending crime records while never missing a chance to demonise Palestinians.

During the 1970 general elections expelling the Israeli mission in Colombo was a pledge by the United Front which attracted sizable Muslims votes.  Fulfilling her promise Mrs Srimavo Bandaranaike closed down the Israeli mission in Colombo despite threats of economic boycott .It was during her time in the mid 1970s the Palestine Liberation Organisation opened its representative office which was elevated to full embassy status in 1982. The island’s fiercely independent and dignified policy and the overall attitude towards Israel was such that in 1979, Sri Lankan Cricket Team refused to play its match against Israel in the 15 nation qualifying competition in the 2nd Prudential World Cricket Competition in England.

Then came the disastrous July 1983 anti Tamil riots when the government had to deal with the rising  Tamil militancy in the north. With both the United States and Britain failed to help President Jayewardene turned to other countries. Israel which always thrives on others misery grabbed the opportunity to help leading to the establishment of an Israeli Interest Section in the United States Embassy in Colombo with David Matna, later reported belonging to Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, appointed as resident head.

Muslims opposed the move. Leading a delegation respected senior Muslim politician and Chairman of UNP Dr M.C.M. Kaleel met President Jayewardene to express Muslim concerns. But dismissing them President Jayewardene stated “well, I will go even to devil to get help. If the Muslims wanted they can remain in the government, otherwise they can leave”. Muslim parliamentarians were placed in an embarrassing and helpless situation and Foreign Minister A.C.S.Hameed had to defend   the move. This was one of the reasons why the frustrated Muslims, especially those in the east, turned to Sri Lanka Muslim Congress for a forum of their own to raise their voice, though it later ended up as a disaster. Under these growing ties Israeli President Chaim Herzog paid an official visit to Sri Lanka in 1986.

It was proved time and again that Israelis have no special feelings for Sri Lanka which they consider “as an undeveloped and uncivilised country with monkeylike people who are not long out of the trees and should not expect much” as disclosed in the book “By Way of Deception; The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer” by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy.

Insulting Sri Lankans further in page 128 the author of this book stated as follows;

“Next I was assigned to the high ranking officers who were looking for radar equipment. I was told to take them to manufacturer in Ashdod named Alta that could do the work. But when he saw their specifications, the Alta representative said,” They’re just going through the motions. They are not going to buy our radar”

“Why? I said.

“These specs were not written for these monkeys (referring to Sri Lankans) the man said.” They were written by a British radar manufacturer called Deca, so these guys already know what they’re going to buy. Give them a banana and send them home. You’re wasting your time.

“Okay, but how about a brochure or something to make them happy?”

The conversation was going on in Hebrew while we all sat together eating cookies and drinking coffee and tea. The Alta rep said he didn’t mind giving them a lecture to make it look as if they weren’t brushed off,” but if we are going to do that, let’s have some fun.”

With that he went into another office for a set of big transparencies of a large vacuum –cleaner system that is used to clean harbours after oil spills. He had a series of colourful schematic drawings. Everything was written in Hebrew, but he lectured in English on this “high capability radar equipment”. I found it difficult not to laugh. He laid it on so thick, claiming this radar could locate a guy swimming in the water and practically tell his shoe size, his name and address and his blood type. When he’d finished, the Sri Lankans thanked him said they were surprised at this technological advancement, but that it wouldn’t fit their ships. We knew about their ships. We built them.

This book came out with startling revelations of Sri Lanka’s secret relations with Israel and in view of their seriousness President Ranasinghe Premadasa appointed a presidential commission of inquiry into allegations. Among those who gave evidence was eminent journalist Mervyn de Silva. He stated as follows:

“Considering the post independence record of Sri Lanka, one of the most singular achievements of the Sri Lankan political leadership has been the more or less bi-partisan approach it has adopted on problems of vital national interest in the sphere of foreign policy. However that the question of diplomatic relations with Israel has been an exception to this rule and that the post 1978 periods marks a change with the past in the realm of foreign policy”.

“He said that he was of the opinion that the opening of the Israeli Interest Section in Colombo was an unwise step in the face of formal protests and warnings by the leader of the Opposition and the ruling party’s Muslim members led by Dr M.C.M.Kaleel.There was widening discontent since that time in the Muslim community which had remained up to that time the least politicised of Sri Lanka’s three main communities. It was wrong to have assumed that Israel’s national interests coincided with Sri Lanka’s national interests, and more particularly with Sinhalese interests, and that it was wrong again to have assumed that the Israelis would be satisfied with the unique but humble status of an “interest section”, that they would serve our interests faithfully and then politely leave when we ask them to go away. Mervyn de Silva went on to say that the elementary fact of Israel’s foreign policy is that the national interest of Israel is the ultimate test and that the Israelis pursue this with cold blooded calculation, and that it was Israel’s “Dream of Asia” and its desire to establish a diplomatic base in India to fill the vacuum between Israel and Burma, which constituted their main objective. To serve that purpose, Israel accepted the American idea to become an interests section within the US Embassy. The irony is that the U.S. did not want to give us direct help in order not to antagonise India, while India found yet another reason to be hostile to Sri Lankan and its foreign policy”.

Finally President Ranasinghe Premadasa closed down the Israeli Interest Section in Colombo on 20 April 1990 and discontinued diplomatic relations with Israel.

Once again Secret talks between Israel and Sri Lanka began in 1996 when the then Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was hospitalized in New Delhi for a kidney operation and the Israeli ambassador in New Delhi, accompanied by the then Indian Ambassador in Colombo Sivashankar Menon who was earlier the Indian ambassador in Israel before coming to Sri Lanka and currently Foreign secretary in India, visited Mr. Kadirgamar in the hospital. According informed sources the Israeli ambassador had visited Mr. Kadirgamar frequently in the hospital and these secret contacts led to the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries in June 2000.

Thus even when there were no formal ties, there was still activity in the military sphere with military delegations visiting Israel and purchasing arms. These ties continue to date and early this year W.M.Seneviratne from the Foreign Service was appointed as the island’s ambassador to Israel.

The often raised question is what is the guarantee that the Israelis will not use the nationalists and extremists to whip up hostility against Muslims? This is the reason why the Muslims fear the Israeli presence may harm the existing ties within the communities and further complicate the ethnic conflict. Already there were widespread speculations that Israel played a crucial role in aggravating the split between the Tamils and Muslims who lived in peace and harmony in the East.

It was under such circumstance Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary Dr Palitha Kohona visited Israel with a formal greeting from President Mahinda Rajapakse to Israeli President Shimon Peres, known for his Qana massacre of more than one hundred innocent civilians in the United Nations compound.

During his four day visit Dr. Kohona also visited ‘Yad Vashem’ the holocaust memorial. But it was sad that Dr Kohona didn’t find time to visit villages such as Deir Yassin and Kafr Qassim in the outskirts of Jerusalem where Nobel Prize winning Jewish terrorist Menachem Begin massacred Palestinians men, women, children and the aged. He even ripped open a pregnant Palestinian woman’s stomach and shot at the foetus. Perhaps the lives of Palestinian victims’ of Jewish terrorism are not that precious as those of Jews’?

Then came the first high profile visit of Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, accompanied by a team which included his secretary Mahinda Bandusena who was the island’s  former ambassador to Israel, in March 2008 where he, perhaps to please the Israelis, accused Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon of training Tamil youths .He also said that the Tamil youths learnt the art of suicide bombing from some Palestinian groups, an accusation yet to be proved.

But what was conspicuously absent in Mr. Wickremanayake’s speech was the role played by Israel in training both Tamil youths and the Sri Lankan government forces.  In this regard once again I like to quote from the book By Way of Deception –The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer” page 67 and 68;

“ The Israelis also trained elite forces, for both sides-( Tamil militants and the government forces) without either side knowing about the other and helped Sri Lanka cheat the World Bank and other investors out of millions of dollars to pay for all the arms they were buying from them”

In pages 129 and 130 the same book   stated;

“ Yosy was also looking after a group being trained by the Israelis. But they weren’t supposed to meet my people. They were Tamils, bitter enemies of my Sinhalese group”

The Tamils were training at the commando naval base. learning penetration techniques, mining landings, communications and how to sabotage ships similar to the Devora. There were about 28 men in each group, so it was decided that Yosy should take the Tamils to Haifa that night while I took the Sinhalese to Tel Aviv, thus avoiding any chance encounters.

The real problem started about two weeks into the courses, when both the Tamils and Sinhalese-unknown to each other, of course were training at Kfar Sirkin. It is a fairly large base, but even so, on one occasion the two groups passed within a few yards of each other while they were out jogging. After their basic training routine at Kfar Sirkin, the Sinhalese were taken to the naval base to be taught essentially how to deal with all the techniques the Israelis had just taught Tamils. It was pretty hectic. We had to dream up punishments or night training exercises just to keep them busy, so that both groups wouldn’t be in Tel Aviv at the same time. The actions of this one man (Amy) could have jeopardized the political situation in Israel if these groups had met.

According to local reports Prime Minister Wickremanayake had also noted that Sri Lanka and Israel share a lot of commonalities and both nations have been at the receiving end of terror attacks. It is difficult to understand how could there be commonalities between Sri Lanka, with a recorded history of more than 2500 years and a civilization based on religious traditions and an agricultural society which produced some of the finest tank building engineering skills, with sixty year old Israel established in the lands robbed by means of violence and terrorism from Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Mr. Wickremanayake during his meeting that it was forbidden to give in to terrorism. The question is how the Zionist Jews, god fathers of terrorism, could speak about fighting terrorism. Palestinians who lost their homes, their lands, their families, their human rights, ignored by the United Nations and betrayed and abandoned by the Arab dictators, have been struggling to regain all what they lost. Can we call them terrorists?

Ever since the West planted Israel in the heart of Muslim world, Israel remains the only source of political instability and misery in the region. Since its establishment Israel, served as the outpost of the Western colonial powers. In 1955 Israel joined Britain and France to invade Egypt. In June 1967 Israel attacked Egypt, Syria and Jordan and captured Sinai, Gaza strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.  Jewish lobbies which rule the US played a crucial role in the US invasion of Iraq.

Israel failed to abide by United Nations resolutions so far no measure was taken for its failure to implement UN resolution, because no UN secretary general wanted to lose his job.

Israel maintains a tight grip over the Palestinian territories where building Jewish-only settlements with American money continues in full swing. Their killing spree continues unabated using American supplied F 16 fighter jets, Apache helicopter gunships, tanks, armored bulldozers and ground troops. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert slaughtered 120 Palestinians, including a two day old baby, within a week, since 27 February 2008.

What we failed to understand is that despite the comings and goings of Israel the island’s devastating ethnic war, created by the short sighted policies of political parties which only looked at the next general elections and not the next generations, continue to ravage the country. Once again their failure to solve the ethnic issues brought in, not only Israel, but all sorts of regional and international players to the island turning the island to a devastating playground certainly not to the benefit of the country.

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    It is not my intention to make any positive or negative comments on Mr.Farouk’s article. The only comment I can make without any prejudice is that he seems to be a journalist with a certain slant. That one can very well understand. I hope I would be spared of uncouth comments which are sometimes made in this website against me just because I express a certain view point at times.I will not answer any comments of that nature here.
    My purpose is to fill in some gaps in Mr Farouk narration of the historical process about the development of Israeli-Sri Lanka relations because these matters are not known and need to be recorded for future research.Nothing more. Looking back, I may have been somewhat influenced even in my official assessments in favour of the Arab/Muslim point of view. That was not so much because of any antagonism against the Jewish state but because of certain injustices done against the Arab population of Palestine starting with the British design to create the state of Israel and the very aggressive policy followed by the rulers of the new state.
    Stage One:
    My story starts in 1956 when I joined the Foreign Office at the bottom level. The significance is that there was an Israeli diplomatic office in Colombo headed by a person named Ramati. This diplomat and his wife never failed to invite the five of us novices in the Foreign Office when they had dinner parties. We were surprised to see politicians of the Left like N.M.Perera, Pieter Keuneman, and Bernrd Soysa at these dinners. We learnt that the Israeli Govt was a Socialist govt and had relations with Left parties in the world. More importantly, the Israeli diplomats were making an investment.They knew that we would be the men behind the policy making scene in the Foreign Office and even be the Ambassadors of the country. Both happened.
    Stage Two
    After ten years I was heading the West Asia desk in the Foreign Office and policy advice Israel was very much under my purview. In 1965 after Dudley Senanayake govt came to power, J.R.Jayewardene was the State Minister (then called by a different name)and Ramati was still on the scene. He never saw me. He was now dealing at a higher level.- with Mr.JR Jayewardene. The new Perm Secy, G.V.P.Samarasinghe asked me a for a report on the Israeli (rather Ramati) proposal to upgrade the mission to Embassy level which I furnished in one day. GVP was surprised. He called me and asked me if what I written was true. I told him: “Sir, I am now a diplomat with ten years standing. We are moulded in inquiry and reporting objectively”. I had written about the political and economic repercussions of that decision following Ramati’s request if made. I could also see that Ramati was trying to become the first Israeli Ambassador in SL.
    GVP thanked me and disclosed something: one public servant to another. This is good. “That man (JR) has been breathing down my neck to promote the Israeli request.” He said “Thank you. This will settle the matter”. That settled the matter indeed. Within a few weeks, I was off to Canberra on a new appointment.
    This report of mine later became a vital policy document and often submitted when the Parliamentary debate arose over relations with Israel.
    Stage Three
    under Prime Minister Sirima Bandaranaike the Israeli mission was closed down.One thing must be said she never allowed the F/o to condemn Isreal per se. she always reminded us that only particular actions need to be condemned.
    stage Four
    After Prime Minister JR Jayawardene assumed the Presidency as the first Executive President, the Israelis came back. It was an American sponsored affair.(Even in Iran as I recall, the Swiss Embassy had an U.S. interest section despite all the hate mongering. Israel was supposed to have supplied Iran with sophisticated arms and vital intelligence).Israeli mission in Colombo became an Israeli interest section in the US Embassy. Israel supplied much wanted military hardware. Yet, the President was careful not to upset the local Muslims by agreeing to open an Israeli Embassy, a project he was interested in 1965. Prez JR met Shimon Perez in his Paris Hotel. Though I was his Ambassador there I was not informed. It was only next morning I knew about the midnight meeting in President’s suite. Though this was under wrap, the Israelis made sure to have a small stamp size reference in the back-page of Herald Tribune next morning. Quick work.
    When I showed the newspaper to the President at 7.00 A.M. the following day, he was unconcerned. He said ”Yes, he came to the Hotel at midnight and had been informed I was there. I am the senior politician. So he called on me.” I nodded because I could not disagree with my President. Then he said “It was too late. All unexpected. Could not keep you informed”. “You have any problems?” he asked. “Yes, Excellency, I am the leader of the NAM group in Paris/UNESCO. How could I explain to my colleagues and the media?”, I said.
    The President was unconcerned. He turned the pages of the Newspaper and lowered it asking me “Did you see this?” Then he said this report with pictures say King Hussain is going to meet the Israeli leader. What do you say to that?” Then he laughed and said: “It is good for them to meet. But you, my Ambassador, thinks it is bad for me.’ I was defeated.
    Then he came down the stairway with me without using the lift. He said : “Let us get some sun. it is a beautiful day.’ The security came after us after we had walked away past Place Vendome.
    Stage Five
    What was the reason for the Mossad Commission commissioned by President Premadasa? That story is not known. it was to frame His arch rival, Gamini Dissanayake because Prez Premadasa believed that Gamini brokered the Israeli connection. I know this because I was close to Mr. Premadasa.
    Gamini was with Prez Jayewardene on that visit to Paris. So was Ravi Jayewardene. I knew from the start that something was up the Prez’s sleeve because his first question to me on arrival was if Ravi had come.
    Foreign Minister Hamid was kept out of this. He was asked to go to New York from Bahamas for the General Assembly but he too knew something was going to happen behind the visit. He placed his agent, my Counsellor in a room in the Hotel and received a ball-by-ball commentary. Unknown to the President, he came to Paris and stayed in a private apartment. I received the info.from my own informants at the airport.
    stage Six
    Latiff attributes the re-opening of diplomatic relations with Israel at embassy level to Lakshman Kadiragamar.I think Chandtrika K was equally involved. she had to arm the armed forces and wa sunder pressure from armed forces.She not only purchased arms in Israel but also took high powered military delegation to Iran and subsequently sent other military purchasing mission. When I was appointed first resident Ambassador to Iran by Prez Premadasa, the second priority assigned to me was to help in the purchase of arms.I had acquired some knowledge about military equipment and learnt more in Tehran. This is no longer confidential as Prez Chandika’s military missions were an open affair.wsa she trying to balance? bUt in the early 1990s my Indian friend, Ranjan Mathai, Indian Counsellor in Tehran (later Foreign Secretary recently) was probing if Ranjan Wijeratne’s visit in the next plane after me was to purchase arms.

    Prez Rajapaksa’s visit to Israel
    I think Prez Rajapksa’s visit shd not be taken in isolation.it has to be taken in context. India with her large Muslim population changed her earlier policy and opened diplomatic relations with Isreal.She is buying arms and even seeking military cooperation. This cannot be seen simply from the point of view of the existence of an old Jewish colony in West India.I think there is no big issue looking at things in the global/regional context.
    In conclusion I say again please spare me of insults on this website as I wish to continue as part of it.
    thank you. Wish everyone a happy new year.
    Bandu de Silva

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      There are diplomats and diplomats. The quality and the integrity of the good ones are seen by what they chose to make public – of what is
      privileged information – and what they should keep to themselves in the interest of the country and the dignity of their office. I believe
      there is a time bar also coming to play here.


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    i dont think it is fair to say all Jews are the same. the Jews in US are american citizens who are an asset to that country. Most of them are athiests. And Franklin’s quote you provided has been proven wrong.

    This is by no way an approval of what israel does. I honestly think if Muslims in SL have a problem with Israel connections, SL gov should give heed to muslims in SL.

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      The world in general have a bone to pick with the ZIONISTS. Arabs and Jews have lived together for centuries.

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    The manipulative journalism attributed to D.B. Dhanapala in this article is very revealing. I think it is a great service if Mr. Farook can further elaborate on this point considering its importance in understanding the history of Sri Lankan journalism where D.B Dhanapala appears to be regarded as a honest journalist.

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    Saudi Arabia is the biggest worshipper of Israel!

    Lets not fool about that.

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      So FatFuk, after all the trash direct against you, most of which appears to be justified, by this comment you give indications in some part of your pitiful anatomy there are semblances of grey cells.


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        This is one of those rare instances where he is slightly right. Saudi and Israel are working together to destroy Iran.

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    Again, Lanka should not lose another day in embracing the State of Israel and obtain all the intelligence on how to ward off the threat of Islam. This should be done immediately and the techniques employed by Israel will give Lanka the ability to target Moslem terrorists with drones and other latest developments from

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    Again, Lanka should not lose another day in embracing and getting close to the State of Israel and obtain all the intelligence on how to ward off the threat of Islam. This should be done immediately and the techniques employed by Israel will give Lanka the ability to target Moslem terrorists with drones and other latest developments that has put Islamic terrorism under control in Israel.

    There are wonderful new technologies developed by Israel that will also help is targeting the Wahabbists in the Eastern provinces of Lanka. Lanka should immediately develop a database of all suspected Moslem radicals and force them to provide their DNA so that later as they become militant they can be identified easily.

    Islamic terrorist have declared war on Lanka already. Time to act is NOW!!

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    @ Palmsquirrell thank you for the explaination ,however nothing of whatever you have mentioned have been proven ,and until it is proven by DNA , The Ceylon Moors will continue to remain an anonymous community with no legal right to claim any particular race to itself ,or connect itself to any roots of any people of any country, while the Indian Moors have accepted themselves as south Indian Tamil Muslims and have also accepted the Tamil Language as their mother tongue and all of them have roots back in south India and to date continue to enjoy keeping in touch with their relatives back in South India and they also speak proper Tamil language , while I admit Ceylon Moors neither speak Tamil nor Sinhalese , they continue to speak Arwi , they have stopped using the arwi script which was used during my parents time , the language is a mixture of Arabic and words borrowed from Tamil and Sinhalese , to date no Moor has done a DNA to prove his gene pool.. we are a community confused without a race ,language or roots to connect ,but for a matter of convenience for the moment we may continue to be known as Ceylon Moors , the only thing we have is our religion to go by and just one curry we make called kalia which is as same as the Moroccan Curry kaliya and the Fez cap , which too many new generation are ashamed to wear and the ones who have adopted Wahhabism have shunned it as it reminds them of the bloody conflict between Othaman Empire and the establishment of Wahhabism ,which they won victoriously by ruthlessly wiping out most of the Turks with the enormous support of Lawrence of Arabia, the British empire, France and i think also Italy , then the exiling of Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashimi of Hasmite to Iraq and his father and brother of Hasmetite to Jordon betrayed by the British who did not keep their word who abandon the hashmites , Before the full establishment of Saudi Arabia a name taken after the Saud family a religious school was established by Sheik Abdul Wahabh who became part of the saud family by way of marraige between thier children, and on the direction of the first Saud King ,tribal laws were introduced to suit the country’s inhabitants, like pre Islamic era culture and customs were inbeded into the new constitution, like death penalty by stonning borrowed from The Jewish Thalmud and other customs to maintain the Crown , and most of the Prophets family and his companion’s tombs were raised including his wife’s tomb and house , and under the pretext of of being none Islamic as to maintain the least evidence of hasmite dominance in the land , the Hasmites and the Saud family have been bitter political enemies for decades , these Tombs and other evidence of the Prophet’s family and his companions were well protected and maintained by The Othamans during thier rule.

    Later after realizing the plot of exiling the Hasmetites and ploting the ottamans against the Arabs was to establish The state of Israel , the then King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud rejected the demand by Britain and other allies ,which ultimately led to his assassination.
    I think I can say without hesitation that no Hashmites ever came to Asia and we Ceylon Moors have no connection or blood ties to them.

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      Majority of Ceylon Muslims are Tamil or have considerable Tamil and or other Dravidian admixture. The proof lies in the phenotype of the Muslims.

      Most Muslims in Ceylon do not look like Arabs, rather they look like the neighbouring Tamil and Sinhala populations or show significant phenotypic similarity to their non Muslim neighbours. East Coast Muslims are Tamils who converted to Islam, they have the same phenotype as non Muslim Tamils.

      Now there are tiny communities of Lankan Muslims who are clearly not Tamil, such as the Malay Muslims, the Memoms and a small number of other Muslims who phenotypically show Arabian and or Near Eastern phenotypes.

      If Most Lankan Muslims weren’t of Tamil genetic stock they wouldn’t be speaking Tamil because Tamil was never the dominant language of Sri Lanka as a whole. At the very least they (Muslims) would retain their mother tongue in addition to speaking Tamil.

      In SL the 3 communities of noticeable size are Sinhala,Tamil and Muslim but the later is a religion and NOT an ethnicity so why don’t Lankan Muslims identify their ethnic roots? Is it because Lankan Muslim elites do not want the masses to acknowledge that most Sri Lankan Muslims are of Tamil stock (mostly) followed by Sinhala. The whole idea behind claiming one is Muslim as opposed to Tamil or Sinhala Muslim is to eraze the ethnic identity of Tamils and Sinhala who converted to Islam. This is unique to Sri Lanka and is rare or non exsistent in other Muslim nations.

      In Pakistan:
      Pashtuns , Sindhis, Punjabis, Balochis all identify with their ethnicity and speak their mother tongues. They do not just claim to be Muslims and deny their ethnic identity.
      Same is true for Malays in S.E. Asia, Egyptians, Uighurs, Chechens, Emiratis,Kuwaitis,Saudis,Syrians,Palestinians,Albanians,Turks, Kurds, Rohinga,Berber Muslims,Sudanese,Somalis etc…

      It is only in Sri Lanka that Muslims are classified as a distinct ethnicity on the grounds of religion , as opposed to ethnic roots. Yet Muslim Malay Lankans and Memoms do acknowledge their ethnic roots but Tamil Muslims are not allowed to identify as being ethnic Tamils.

      Converting to Islam does not change one’s genotype. A Tamil or Sinhala convert or descendant of converts does not stop being ethnically Tamil or Sinhala just because they converted.

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        Religions are delusional systems.
        Fixed false beliefs are delusions, That goes to all religions .

        But religions become cultures- ways of ritualistic living, customs. hD SERVED a purpose long ago .
        Islam is a religion ( not monolithic just like Christians they are of multiple groups)
        I agree that Srilankan muslims lack loyalty to their motherland. – most – They should stop behaving like Arabs.

        The Saudis killed a poor muslim girl, they did not condemn that.

        Muslim Srilankans who goes to the middle east is treated like trash by Saudis to Jordanians to Iraquis.
        Sufi muslims are generally a nonviolent good group even in the middle east .

        Lateef is correct about the way the state of israel function .
        Read “the general’s son by Miko Peled an honest Israeli generals sons book.
        The sate is ultra inhumane.
        Not trust worthy.
        Srilankans of all ethnicities should get together and not let others deceive them /
        Muslims should give up their Arab garbs and oppression of women , also polygamy etc .
        work with the others.
        Nobody US,UK< Sadia ,Jordan or Israel are not friends of Israel .
        Lateef is absolutely correct don't trust anybody Chinese, to Indians to Israel to the looterUK.

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    @@ Palmsquirrell -Chinese in Malaysia are descendents of the Chinese who seeked refuge during the Communist up-rise in Mainland China , they are Malays.. just to name a few, Russians in Uzbekistan are Russians not Uzbeks.. many more.

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    @@ Palmsquirrell -Chinese in Malaysia are descendents of the Chinese who seeked refuge during the Communist up-rise in Mainland China , they are not Malays Islam who were there before.. just to name a few, Russians in Uzbekistan are Russians not Uzbeks.. many more.

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    Privileged information? Frogs in the well might not understand.One shd read Kissinger Diaries or Asst Secy Strobe Talbot’s Engaging India. Penguin 2004, published by Clinton’s Asst Secy in State Dept.not even one year after Clinton’s visit to India on May 2003.Vital privileged information, man, how India was won over thr’ discussions with Jaswanth Sigh who was later to become Foreign Minister of India! Is somebody disturbed at the disclosure of JRJ’s role in this episode? Anyway this id public knowledge now, though details are not known. We have no system of publishing old F/O records. They are not even sent to Govt Archives. So one has to depend on the memory of men like W.T.Jayasinghe, former Foreign Secretary, on Indo-Ceylon problem and Kachchativu discussions (privileged information(?), and IMMM Hussain’s (Izeth)frequent writings in the media for what transpired within the sacred walls of our chancery.The old veteran diplomat shd be thanked for adding this to one’s knowledge.

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    Re my earlier post,I have omitted by an oversight the reference to what expired under Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike which shd have appeared under Stage I. Here is the omitted part.
    “Prime Minister SWRDB with his liberal mind on international affairs,decided to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.The first step was to exchange embassies. At that time Israel had an Ambassador in Rangoon, Burma.That is how the Israeli mission was established in Colombo in the first place, according to my recollection. Sri Lanka was in the process of exchanging Ambassadors and Agremont was sought from the Israeli govt to appoint Mr Hulugalle,who was Ambassador to Rome under concurrent accreditation. That passed without notice. However when news flashed in the Middle East that Ambassador Hulugalle was to present Credentials in Tel Aviv, the Arab League got disturbed and decided on a total boycott of Sri Lankan tea imports. That is how a young Egyptian diplomat, Third Secretary, Al-Mantawi came to shout at me with his usual loud voice, at a highly attended diplomatic function in the Great Hall of the Beijing Hotel saying “Silva, You are Finished! Finished!Finished!”. That made all the diplomats around including my senior A.T.Moorty to rush to me thinking I had committed a serious indiscretion. Mantawi then explained: No, It is not about Silva, but Ceylon!He had just heard over the Embassy’s Radio network from Cairo that Ceylon was sending an Ambassador to Israel. The reaction was reported to Colombo from Cairo, Beijing and other Capitals.
    Prime Minister Bandaranaike immediately stopped Mr Hulugalle proceeding to Tel Aviv. The Israeli representation was confined to a Charge d’Affaires level. That is how Ramati was appointed to that post.

    All this information was included in my report to GVP.

    A personal note: I apologise to Mr.Lateef Farook for mis-spelling his name.

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    @Palmsquirrel No right minded person will ever agree with you, no Muslim (esp Ceylon Moors)ever Look like a Thamil .no way..you are insane -Like I said prove it by DNA that The Ceylon Moors are Tamil ,yes Then we will accept it.. until then just just Shut the fxxxk up, we do not need your had up effort to make us Tamils to help you start another Elam ok..?

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    A 14-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero in Pakistan for tackling a suicide bomber — dying at the main gate of his school and saving schoolmates gathered for their morning assembly. (CNN)

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    @Hooker – I am not obliged to accept your Bible as an authority of my religious belief and also to accept whatever is mentioned in it.

    But of cause I wont stoop to your level or others to take verses out of context , or post fabrications of hate by prejudiced writers of past without thorough verification and compensation with other writers who are sincere in writing the truth even if they belong to the opposite camp.

    BTW- you have called me a Islamic Fundamentalist ..

    This is what it means..a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.

    what is wrong with that? before one understands to seek the deeper meanings of spirituality it is only basic humble beginning for every to be a fundamentalist.

    BTW -You say am appearing in many names whatever the names I appear are either one of the two that belongs to my nick and CT is aware of it, and besides am not a bigot & coward like you who hides my race and religion under an anonymous Nick to hide behind the screen to slurr insults on a community and religion ..LOOSER.

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    But of cause I wont stoop to your level or others to take verses out of context , or post fabrications of hate by prejudiced writers of past without thorough verification and compensation with other writers who are sincere in writing the truth even if they belong to the opposite camp.

    comparing with other writers who are sincere in writing the truth even if they belong to the opposite camp.

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    Srilankans need to know one fact .nobody is their friend.
    JRJ was too old and had never lived outside when he took over ,however foxy he was he was simple minded,he though UK and US are benevolent states that stand for truth and justice.
    Such simple minded thinking is primitive.
    It is ok to play Israel against Saudis and both against India ,
    I pretty much doubt anybody can get gamble with the jewish state.
    They are as ruthless as the British looters.
    These guys will sell their mother to make a buck.
    No principles .

    Chinese ,Indians, Amricans nobody will support Srilanka if Srilankans don’t support themselves.
    Divisions are not going to help.
    Self determination ans sustainable development will.

    Ratnasiri wickramanayake is not very wise , has never been out.

    Mahinda hopefully make good decisions,

    I suggest you all to read – THE GENERAL’S SON – by Miko Peled , an honest jewish humanitarian
    exposing how zionism work.

    I am an absolute atheist, that does not mean I disrespect brother Latheef .

    Only I disagree with his faith just like with other religions.
    But Srilankan muslims need to make an effort to become or show they are real Srilankans to the majority.

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    We are told by those who are in the medical profession , that if you eat Junk food you you become a Junky and what happens when you not just read but scan though junk literature full of hate , deception lies and fabrication only meant to target a particular community?
    You mind becomes so full of junk of hate and prejudice no matter even if you know deep down what you are stating are nothing but fabrication and lies ,it becomes like an addiction of narcotics that the more you scan and the more you keep posting such filth your polluted soul enjoys the filth .
    Besides :-


    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

    George Bernard Shaw

    If Great writers have thought petty like you , they would have not known to be great writers today..



    Mohammed and Mohammedanism Quotes (showing 1-1 of 1)
    “He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope’s pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.” ”

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    More to Nourish and clean Polluted souls of prejudice.
    And then we read what George Bernard Shaw, a famous writer and Atheist says:

    “He must be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it much needed peace and happiness.”

    [The Genuine Islam, Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936]

    “My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”

    [Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, page. 33.]

    “Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

    [Lamartine, HISTOIRE DE LA TURQUIE, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, pp. 276-277.]

    The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes. There is Muhammad the Prophet. There is Muhammad the Warrior; Muhammad the Businessman; Muhammad the Statesman; Muhammad the Orator; Muhammad the Reformer; Muhammad the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad the Judge; Muhammad the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero.”

    K. S. Ramakrishna Rao, an Indian (Hindu) professor of Philosophy, in his booklet “Muhammad the Prophet of Islam” calls him the “perfect model for human life.” Professor Ramakrishna Rao explains his point by saying:

    “The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes. There is Muhammad the Prophet. There is Muhammad the Warrior; Muhammad the Businessman; Muhammad the Statesman; Muhammad the Orator; Muhammad the Reformer; Muhammad the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad the Judge; Muhammad the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero.”


    “I wanted to know the best of one who holds today undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind… I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life.”

    English author Thomas Carlyle in his ‘Heroes and Hero Worship’, was simply amazed:

    “How one man single handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades.”
    Diwan Chand Sharma wrote in “The Prophets of the East”:

    “Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him”

    [D.C. Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta, 1935, pp. 12]
    “He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law and not as a book of a human being, made for education or entertainment.”
    EWolfgang Goethe,

    Edward Gibbon and Simon Ockley, on the profession of ISLAM, writes in “History of the Saracen Empires”:

    “I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, AND MAHOMET, AN APOSTLE OF GOD’ is the simple and invariable profession of Islam. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honor of the Prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtues; and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion.”


    Am I to accept vulgarities from a vagabond the like of you “Hooker” ( You can never even be a good and sincere unprejudiced sportsman even if it comes to Cricket with such hate and sickness in your heart) who is programmed with sickness of hate and thought to only think prejudice and slur insult of someone he has no true knowledge of by not taking into account of such great pure souls who have written about the same man without prejudice and educating the honorable decent men and women of today’s world?


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    “It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for, in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshipers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and king kneel side by side and proclaim: ‘God Alone is Great’… I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother.”

    [S. Naidu, Ideals of Islam, vide Speeches & Writings, Madras, 1918, p. 169]

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    @sathya deva

    Can you Kindly elaborate ,when you say Srilankan muslims need to make an effort to become or show they are real Srilankans to the majority.

    What is so real the rest of the other communities display that proves they are real Sri Lankan and The Muslims are not…???

    Please do the honors..
    We are waiting and a bit impatient
    Thank you

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      Whom do you guys barrack for when Sri Lanka plays Pakistan at cricket?

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    @Fred -the question is directed at -@sathya deva
    s sports and I know many Sinhalese who supporting ,relishing writing hate comments ,slurring insults on Islam and its prophets and the two Billion followers in the world while they have been taken in with open Visa ,without any hassle of language or proper qualifications ,which has haled million to have a roof above theirs heads , educate their children, feed their hungry ,marry off their girls as well as their boys, become sustainable by starting own business and run in vehicles and many more
    But in turn out of millions working in the middle east if there is a case of one or two complaints of maids they blow it out of proportion on the media , while I have eye witness once how a certain made in a Sinhalese family was framed to have robbed a gold jewelry to prevent her from exposing being sexually molested and she was beaten the hell out by the police on charges and later was also framed using her ID in some guest house to brand her as a prostitute as she belong to a minority race she had to bear all the suffering and move on ,later the Jewelry was found in the house , does such cases ever come on the media? dare not.

    I am glad to hear that Saudi is to implement a max working period of eight years soon and with the plan of merging the Gulf countries as an Union the law will be applicable to all states.

    Obviously unlike India where Muslims are even given the position of captaining the Cricket team , here Cricket is used to make money through corruption and for your information if there are Muslim Youths supporting Pakistan when playing against Sri Lanka ,unfortunately you do not have the mental capacity to conceive what is called emotional agitation to display injustice.

    And to conclude ,if you think clapping hands and waving the lion flag (Which represent predominantly only one race in a multicultural country which people of such petty minded citizens like you what can Sri Lanka ever hope for the future generations in this country.

    We gave graduates in tons who have through crammed in Sri Lanka , but we lack great minds who are capable to conceive the great benefits of multiculturalism, when it comes ,spirituality, education, food, festive, and most of all the country’s economy , every different race or religious festive is a time for every ethnic group to adjust heir balance sheets, besides it help enormously in Internationale friendship support, and economy growth when we have CITIZENS (Not expats) of diverse ethnicity , where will people like you ever be able to conceive such intellectualism.

    There are Two billion customers out there in the world hungry to spend their money on Halal and while amounting to trillions of Dollars , while the west is minting money out of them, they tell you to deny the dietary of your own Muslim citizen and you do it eyes closed not know the dept of it,, I have heard of frogs in wells , but you guys are an amazing lot , you will not even bother to get the Golden ball the prices drop into the well to become a prince to marry a Princes , most of you prefer to frogs so be it..
    But do not blame the Rajapkahes they know how to become kings when the King makers offer to make them , do not be a dog in the manger

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    which has haled million = WHICH HAS HELPED MILLIONS

    while I have eye witness once how a certain made = )made in a Sinhalese family


    We gave graduates in tons who have through crammed in Sri Lanka ,



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      But you have not answered my question. Whom do you people support when Sri Lanka plays Pakistan at cricket?

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    HAC to handle Halal compliance certification | DailyFT – Be …
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    1 day ago – Halal compliance certification for Sri Lankan industries will now be issued by the Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Ltd. (HAC), effective from 1 … who would exclusively buy Halal certified products,” said Fatharally.

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    Dear Mr. Farook,

    The Holy Bible states, in the first six books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Joshua explicitly states that The Lord God who created the Universe and all that is in it gave the Land of Canaan to the twelve tribes of Israel. You can read a “summary” of the progress of the Journey of the Israelites in Deuteronomy, Chapters 1 to 34. God also gave a separate portion of land to the Children of Esau, who are the brothers of the Israelites and warned the Israelites not to interfere with them. This land is NOT the land of Canaan. So, do we believe the Bible or reject it?

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    Surely the land of Israel not belong to Zionists.but belong to Palestinians(who converted to Islam from Judaism on 7th century).

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    @ FRED – all you know seem to waste time watching Cricket ,please continue doing so, I do better things am a Humanitarian, I also work with International Mercy organizations , I do not waste time supporting Cricket which is today a well known corrupt game used to fix matches to make money in the most shameful ways ,I have no interest to indulge in such illegal gambling , I am constantly advocating helping the ill without race or religion as a favor, praise be to God/

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    @Fred the match fixer – you are the worst traitor of The land , no wonder you have nothing else to talk of but Cricket.

    What a nincompoop , trying to prove patriotism based on a game and a game manipulated by cheep crooks and mafias..

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      You can call me all sorts of names – this is typical of those who cannot answer a valid question. So, I am now a match fixer? If only I had that ability. What I wanted to illustrate is how many SL Muslims put their religion ahead of nationality even when it comes to a game involving the national team. I leave it to the readers to make up their own minds in this matter.

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