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Pictures Of UNP’s Colombo Mayor Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil Playing Casino Goes Viral

The United National Party as the then main opposition took a firm stand in October 2013, when they unanimously decided to vote against the attempts made by the Rajapaksa regime to legalize casinos through a draft legislation which was presented in Parliament.

However, recent photographs of the Mayor of Colombo, UNP’s Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil‘s full action playing high stakes in a casino is going viral in social media.

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The UNP PC MP, President’s Counsel Srinath Perera wrote to the UPFP PC member Udaya Gammanpila the following letter in February 2014;

Mr Udaya Gammanpila,

District Leader of Colombo for the UPFA.

Dear Mr. Gammanpila,

We have come to know – through media reports – that you have launched your election campaign under the auspices of Defense Secretary Gorabaya Rajapaksa.

Gota and GammanpilaAlthough you brag about political ethics and adherence to election laws, you have launched your election campaign under the aegis of a government official, showing the level of your hypocrisy and duplicity.

It is an offence to use state officials and state property in an election campaign under any circumstance, and the fact that you have violated election laws in public at very outset of your campaign disqualified you from boasting about political ethics or “new political culture”

We are also interested to know why you – who stated to stand against establishing casinos in the country – chose to launch your campaign with the support of Mr. Rajapaksa, who explicitly favours casinos in Sri Lanka.

The Urban Development Ministry was the body that gave approval to start new casinos in Colombo, and Mr. Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Secretary of the Defence and Urban Development Ministry, handles various key responsibilities in this regard. He has always been of the view that Sri Lanka should have an open policy towards casinos.

This brings into question your self-styled anti- Casino patriotism. It is clear that you have betrayed your policies, ethics and values for your new ‘position’ as the District leader for the UPFA.

We therefore challenge you to disclose your stand on several matters,

Have you changed your policy on Casinos?
Have you changed your view on ‘political culture’ and political ethics’ ?
What is the reason for sudden shift of core beliefs?
We openly challenge you to answer the aforesaid questions.

Thank you

Srinath Perera PC

Colombo District UNP Candidate

 

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    He and his wife are history after this revelation. No right-minded Muslims will ever vote them now.

    Get rid of them from the party before the party gets damaged more.

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      Goraka

      Don’t hold your breath .

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      Goraka

      “He and his wife are history after this revelation. No right-minded Muslims will ever vote them now. Get rid of them from the party before the party gets damaged more.”

      Why DOUBLE STANDARDS for Muzamil.

      Who is a Muslim?

      http://www.issaservices.com/islam/whoisamuslim.html

      Muslim is an Arabic word that literally means ‘One who submits’. People who follow the religion of Islam are called Muslims. A Muslim is one who believes and declares that “there is no god except one God and prophet Muhammad is the last and final messenger of God”. This is know as Shahada (Declaration of Faith).

      The are 5 Pillars in Islam. The Pillars do not talk about Gambling.

      They can Gamble, they can have 4 wives, they can drink, can steal, can rape and can still be Muslims, even though only 4 wives is “Halkal”, and the others are Haram.

      So, many Muslims will still vote for him, because he is UNP not JHU or Sinhala Ravya or Mahinda Rajapaksa or BBS.

    • 7
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      Oh dear! Poor Mayor got caught with his pants down.

      Self appointed “Islamic morality Police” in SL will go to town with this.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “Oh dear! Poor Mayor got caught with his pants down.”

        He should be worrying only if he advocates the supremacy of Islam and attempts to convert rest of into his hypocrisy. If this wrong then selling and buying lottery tickets is also wrong. I have not heard or seen him preaching us the good news of refraining from gambling. It is his money, his time, his luck and his life why should we worry too much about him?

        “Self appointed “Islamic morality Police” in SL will go to town with this. “

        This is a serious matter. If you don’t like the Islamic religious police lets send in Gnanasara.

      • 1
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        Ben Hurling

        “Oh dear! Poor Mayor got caught with his pants down.”

        That is Wahhabi, Iblis, Satan talk.

        Poor guy can’t even have fun? That is Wahhabi talk. It is far cheaper than 3 extra wives!

        Looks like the guy some intelligence compared to the Iblis following Wahhabis and their clones.

    • 3
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      Please leave his wife out. It is the husband who is at the casino and not the wife. The evils that the husband does cannot be showered on the wife.

      • 0
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        maali karunaratne

        “Please leave his wife out. It is the husband who is at the casino and not the wife. The evils that the husband does cannot be showered on the wife.”

        Agree, but suppose one wife does not give him enough “fun”, and he goes to casinos, and the one-wife have been given the choice below:

        a) I will have one wife and go to casinos, Haram . not-permitted by Islam, or

        b) I will have one wife and NOT go to casinos, as it is Haram , not-permitted, and substitute that “fun” with 3 Extra Wives, “Halal’, Permitted, by Islam.

        What would you choose, dearest First Wife.

        What would you do?

  • 11
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    I don’t think this man will deny this and any others will say this is a fake image as most of them know him more than as a Mayor, very famous for Casino. I am wondering why on earth these media circle do not have any clue about it.. Even top politicians knows this for sure….

  • 13
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    Casino is not halal but haram…

    • 3
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      What ‘haram? That is only for non Muslims and it is used to simply frighten them.
      It is a way to have their pound of flesh.and the reaction to that was in Alutgama.

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        Uthungan halal means allowed
        haram means prohibited

        certain practices and type of meat are not allowed – haram.

        pork is haram

        other meat slaughtered under certain muslim practice is allowed known as halal meat.

        if the animal/bird is not slaughtered under the muslim ritual it is haram not alowed to be eaten by Muslims

        gambling is not allowed – haram

        alochol is not allowed – haram

        my muslim neighbour with whom I grew up used to come home every diwlai and eat and drink with us and our Sinhala neighbours.

        He is a liberal muslim

        certain type of fish is haram.
        Iran produces one of the most delicious and expensive Caviar in the world from the egg of the fish family Sturgeon.

        However Sturgeo fish family was initially declared haram (all fish without scales is haram)

        The Irnaians were missing out on the most expensive caviar
        produced at their door step.

        Under pressure from Iraniana the Ayotollahs decalred Sturgeo as halal

        hey pisto…the Iranians started enjoying the caviar

    • 0
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      What ‘haram? That is only for non Muslims and it is used to simply frighten them.
      It is a way to have their pound of flesh.and the reaction to that was seen in Aluthgama.

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        There are not only Muslims, there are also Buddhists, Christians and Hindus who resort to practices that are prohibited by their religions. That does not mean that all Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Hindus and the Religions as a whole should be insulted for the wrong behaviours of a few. It should be left to the other followers of the respective religions to deal with the offenders. If Aluthgama massacre of the Muslims is the reaction for any reason, then do you also think that the Tsunami that took the life of the people of other religions is also a reaction for some reason. There are Muzammils and others too in Sri Lanka’s politics who hood-wink the people and lead double lives; that it is the political culture seen now in Sri Lanka. People must strongly think of getting rid of such people from politics, whatever the race or religion they belong to, and bring in a new political culture.

        • 2
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          All over the world For Muslims, Now it is Ramadan Fasting time,
          If those pictures are taken on last few days,
          Al haj Muzamil may be enjoying his Ramadan Fasting to spend his Hard Earn money on Casino trying for his luck.

          Ramadan Mubahrak To you all,
          May Allah Bless you all Muslimeen.

          By the way, In Buddhism Never prohibits to do any sins or Bad Practices.
          but Says if you do or practises any sins or similar acts, the results are very pitiful, can not be forgiven, canot be reversed.

          That is why there is a new religion called Sinhala Buddhism emerged in sri lanka with new political trend.

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            Julampitiye Amaraya, You are a MEEHARAKA. Because, to start with Buddhism
            is a way of life, a philosophy, a path based on practicality. You must know the difference between religion and philosophy. In religion there is a God in Buddhism there is not. Anyone, irrespective of their faith can follow the teachings of Buddhism and by doing so one does not become a Buddhist only a better human being. Please do not confuse philosophy with
            religion although both lead in a similar path.

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      Rajash

      “Casino is not halal but haram”

      Having 4 wives is halal and not haram.

      Having more than 4 wives is haram.

      Nangitai Matai Gedi Dekak Ati…

      Two Fruits for my sister and me. is enough

  • 5
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    Poor Muzammil, how can you blame him? He must have gone to the Casino looking for ‘quick funds’ to clean the Colombo city.

    What else he can do when the “Good Governance” government’s Credit Card exceeded it’s limit?

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      Champa

      Other reason may be why Muzza Mulla is in the Casion – He must be trying his luck to fund his wife for PC election in next term.

      I am just wondering who are those Mattayas around him with rooties on their heads in the first photo? Any idea??

  • 12
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    well done CT for exposing all politicos either UNP or SLFP well done indeed

    btw,I see some nice looking hookers there,hope K A Sumansekera does not wet his pants seeing those lovely legs

  • 9
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    There is nothing wrong in mayor engaged in gambling. This is his life and he can do whatever he wants. However as a Muslim the Colombo Muslim voter must think again if he ask for their votes.

    He is not helping to bolster the image of Muslims in Sri Lanka, from the pics it pretty clear he is a seasoned campaigner and he is not bothered about any negative publicity. On the other hand not so long ago people played gambling with national wealth so this is nothing.

    • 11
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      I fully endorse this statement. Not only Muzammil, most of the high
      society muslims are engaged in gambling and also patronizing high profile
      brothels. Therefore, Muzammil need not be singled out on this issue.

    • 4
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      In 70s Mubarak Thaha was a popular name among Muslims.
      But who was he ? King of illegal betting !In many parts
      of the country Muslims were agents of this betting.
      Among Muslims, there are always Haram and Halal Muslims.
      We have a very funny popular saying “Nandu haram,puluppu
      Halal” meaning crabs Haram but its gravy Halal! Like in
      every other religion , Money has no religion. Religion
      everywhere is the business of moneyless !

  • 10
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    Mayor Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil, how much did you win during this Holy month of Ramadan? Gandasara is waiting to tear you into pieces. Beware !

  • 4
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    Gambling is his personal choice and will be taken care as per Islamic teachings, but what is important to the public is his announcement of opening the payment for hawkers. He probably lost big time, so he must be selling himself to the hawkers. A gambler will be always a beggar. May Allah take care of him and make his brain work

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      hussain sadik

      Muslims don’t elect candidates for their piety.
      Muslims in all parts of the country elect Buddhist,
      Hindu,Christian and Muslim candidates like all
      other people do. The real question here about
      Muzammil playing casino is,I think aimed at
      creating a bad picture about him among Muslim
      voters of his way of double life. I think
      any decision by the people should only be based on
      Muzammil’s politics and not his private life.
      there are no Holies in our politics.Once a group of
      people from the south went to Balangoda to see Mr
      Abusally to get a little financial help for a mosque
      but he didn’t even want to meet them ! He was not an
      MP at the time and not busy at all. People must stop
      looking at politicians and religionists as angels.

  • 3
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    This bugger is [Edited out] and a habitual gambler. I am ashamed to see him at a mosque with religious people. Allah knows best

  • 6
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    He must have leaked these pictures himself in order to portray him as not a fundamentalist Islamist so that he can gather a few more votes from non Muslim. This is the end of his and his wife’s politics in Colombo. A muslim friend told me after seeing this that he would be elevated to do politics in HELL by the Muslims of Colombo

  • 10
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    Dangerous having a hypocrite like Muzzamil in the council. I would alert the people to make sure that CMC funds are not ending up in the casino tills. I thought gambling was prohibited under the muslim religion. Very bad example being set by this scoundrel – Ranil should sack him and make sure that he has no involvement whatsoever in the coming elections. If this guy has any decency he should make a public statement explaining what he was doing in the casino. Maybe it was a cover up for something else he wanted.

  • 5
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    Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde !

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    So what is wrong with that?

  • 8
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    I don’t see anything wrong at all.

    All politicians go back on their promises.

    Ranil screamed before the elections stating that the public sector is over staffed. Yesterday he gave new appointments to unemployed graduates at BoC and PB with Ravi K.

    Harsha was a critic of Nivard but has gone silent on Arjun Mahendran and the bond scam.

    UNP were critical of fuel pricing and demanded a formula before the elections. Now reluctant to introduce due to up coming elections.

    MARA ruined this country with his cronies but Ranil and team are no better.

    All politicians are the same.

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    Religion is a private matter and when they exhibit in public, they have something to hide and this is Jekyll and Hyde. I hope UNP doesn’t give him nominations and throw him out of the party. I wonder what the religious leaders of this country has to say. As a woman,if I enter politics decently dressed in a conventional way but without covering my head, religious leaders will protest and have a campaign not to vote for me and that I am not a good Muslim. Now unknowingly we Muslims, having a big say in the political decisions in the Colombo MC, have voted a mayor who is a casino player. Even if UNP nominates him, I hope the Muslims will refrain from voting him and the UNP for nominating him.

  • 11
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    Mr Muzamil hypocrisy is your name. When you die dont expect any virgins in heaven ! God can see it all !

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      Harry

      Find one Politico from SLFP,UNP,SLMC and the TNA who
      didn’t take dowry for lawful intercourse through
      which one raises his family ? They made their marriage
      itself a gambling! What’s this casino ? All wives of
      these men must be ashamed of paying a huge sum for
      getting regular shots for money. You think virgins will
      hire these dirty dicksons in heaven ?

    • 0
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      Harry

      “Vergins in heaven for this old pig Muzsa aka Hora pussa”

      You must be joking here buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • 8
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    You cant blame the UNP for this because Muzamil was not only playing casino but way also playing MR against the UNP by tangoing with Gota. We all know that. This is not a Mayor but a crafty opportunist.

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      Totally agree. He is an insult to Muslims not for gambling but for the way he was going along with Bayagotha and the Rajapakse rogues.

      Bloody arrogant family. They think no end of themselves. He has a British daughter in law working for Dhammika Perera and she thinks she is gods answer to hospitality industry and no wonder Kingsbury is a total mess.

  • 8
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    As the Daily Mirror newspaper manipulates it comments page I am forced to post this comment on CT in relation to this article.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/77427/govt-to-prohibit-erecting-of-unauthorised-structures-in-city

    This news is welcome and I am sure many Colombians are happy that the mayor who was trying to pull off the cheap political trick for votes didn’t have his way. Having said that Sri Lanka must be the only country in the world where the President of the country and MPs get involved in such triviality, when they should be concentrating on larger matters like constitutional reform, policy making, the economy and foreign relations and investments. Lets move forward people and leave the stone age behind us.

    • 5
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      I agree Daily Mirror not only manipulate comments even the voting is controlled there are certain comments you are not allowed to vote down (-)
      Tested with voting for several comments you can only vote up vote down does not work. Can a reputed news paper go to such lows ? and why ?

  • 5
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    If there is money or sex to be had allah will be out the window.
    [Edited out]

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      Janaka

      Restate the statement with:

      “Allah is the first in the queue”

  • 0
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    How can UNP protest against casinos when their own leaders [Edited out] go to them and gamble. This is downright hypocrisy. Over to you Ravi K & Harsh de S.

  • 6
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    Muzza Malli playing Black Jack in a Casino with the Missus during Ramazan..No way..

    Are you sure this is not Gammampila wearing a Muzza Mask, trying to upset the Wahabis in Colombo.

    And stop them voting for the this UNP candidate P C Srinath?..

    Is he really Srinath or Sirinathan Perimpanayagam to appeal to Vellala voters as well…

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    This is downright demeaning to Islam. If Muzamil was a private person he could be forgiven and let him answer for his sins to God or repent for his sins.

    He being a public figure representing the Muslim Community and indulging publicly in acts of clear prohibition in Islam, cannot be condoned.

    He should be exposed to what he is and it should be a lesson to all Muslim politicians to act in accordance with the the teachings of Islam or quit politics, without tarnishing the religion in the public domain.

    Then it becomes a private life for whoever indulges in contravention of Islamic teachings and can be left for him and the Creator for his misdeeds.
    Even then, as a community it is our duty to enlighten him on the wrath of God and try to guide him in the right path.

    May God make this incident an eye opener form him to sincerely repent for his sins and guide him in the right path.

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      Ansar

      “This is downright demeaning to Islam.”

      Is Mohamed Muzammil a practicing Muslim.

      Even if he claimed to a Muslim why should it prevent him from frequenting Casinos.

      Saudis are supposed to be the guardians of Islam. Don’t they visit casinos gamble away their ill-gotten wealth and frequent up market bars when they are out of the country and away from their family and law of their land? Not to mention the prostitutes they procure.

      After all Mohamed Muzammil is only a politician. Expecting him to respect a particular religion is a fallacy.

      Now let the voters decide whether he is the best person to run the city not based on his religious affinity but on his honesty and ability.

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      There can be, at least in theory, good politicians and bad politicians, and good Muslims and bad Muslims. Thus, if you take Muslim politicians, then four combinations are possible.

      But the important thing to keep in mind is that one must not mix Religion and Politics! Since only politics bears relevance to good governance and not religion, it is best to vote for a candidate on the basis of his political ideology, rectitude and acumen, disregarding his religious piety and fervour.

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      “……….. representing the Muslim Community ……..”. wWhen did the community make him its representatives. He was elected Mayor by the voters of Colombo who are include Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils and he happens to be a Muslim. That is all. He has no status whatsoever to represent the Muslim community or call himself a Muslim leader for that matter. If the Muslims accept him as their representative or leader then it will be inviting negative references on the whole community. The community should resolve that individuals who are hypocrites and deal double lives and use the name of the community for their personal gains are alienated from the community in the best interests of the community.

  • 3
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    Name and shame. I think high time for him to retire from politics.

  • 2
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    Gambling is a sport by Satan to bring misery to the gambler and his family. Unfortunately Muzammil appears to have fallen into this Satanic trap.

    Every human being is gullible to be deceived by Satan.

    Let us urge our brother to realize his mistake and repent during this Holy month of Ramadhan so that he may get the divine pardon for violating the commandment of Allah.

    By the way, exposing someone’s sin is not encouraged in Islam, private counseling is the method prescribed in the religion. Since he is a politician holding highest office in the city the media is not merciful towards him.

  • 2
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    Peace Lover, who is my only Vellala mate attempts to imply that Sumane is in the same league as the UNP heavy Muzza malli.

    Thanks for the compliment mate…

    In fact I go to the one in Kollupitiya, for free Johnny Walker and Bensen & Hedges.

    They say it is Johnny Black but I have my doubts.

    They even have a kick ass Pork Curry in the Open All Day & Night Buffet.

    You can come too , But a word of advise as a friend.

    Keep your dough in your pocket or under the mattress as the other Vellalas do.

    As for the chicks, again follow the Elite and the Vellalas from the BTF.

    And have a fling with a Rent a Girl or Boy friend in Colombo or Jaffna.

    I had to mention Boys to be politically correct ,now that we are under the Yahapalanaya .

    And our lovely Samare has ticked off UN Boss Bankimoon’s Same Sex marriage Act on behalf of the Elite, Anglicans, Vellala and the Whabis..

    Forget about the chicks in the Casino.

    They are worse than the Black Jack Tables when it comes to cleaning you up.

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      Ah Sumana mamai Im happy that you enjoy black label too :-) keep it up mate but just ensure you dont entangle yourself with those oriental chicks too much as that can make your missus angry which will be worse than Gnanasaras bite

      • 0
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        P. Lover,

        Only Single Malt mate…. minimum 12 Year Old Stuff.

        I am like your diaspora cousins, Only Anglo Saxons ..

  • 4
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    This is Ramazan season. He may
    be collecting money for distribution.
    Islam is only a label for them to
    remain in politics. And the uNP
    provides them refuge.

  • 1
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    Mayor Muzammil has transformed the CMC to make it one of the more efficient public organizations. He as well as all officers are available to resolve the problems faced by the public on the public day. He cooperated with Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to make Colombo a City that we can be proud of recently.

    With the election of the UNP government of Srinath Perera, the city has lost its lustre. The pavement hawkers who were relocated to make the shops in Pettah accessible, have been reintroduced by Muzammil. The traders in these areas are complaining of a steep drop in business. I wonder whether there is a correlation between the addiction to Casinos and the return of the pavement hawkers?

    Mayor Muzzamil, addiction to casinos is a psychiatric illness. Use the Ramazan fasting period to shun casinos and seek psychiatric treatment to get over this addiction. If not, this is the beginning of the end of your political career!

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      The Truth, and well spoken. His Lordship is a bloody disgrace and does not represent the Muslim community living in SL period. All we expect of him is to lead an exemplary life in accordance with the teachings of Islam.

      Even at Muslim wedding functions where we encounter him, he will not want to with the lesser privileged humble, but will move only amongst circles of the English speaking elite. and is ever ready to be at the forefront (for the cameras) where it matters the most. He acts and behaves more like a non-Muslim and does not resemble a practicing Muslim. His bad habits, addictions, thoughts and actions says it all. Nothing he does with sincerity for his community, but purely for the sake of publicity and gaining people’s acceptance, not God’s acceptance.

      I also hope his wife fails miserably in her campaign (as Campaign Leader) to get UNP to win again at the next hustings, in spite of everyone being fully aware that Colombo city has a strong UNP voter base. She will ultimately take credit but she doesn’t have to be in the driving seat to prove anything as that is a foregone conclusion. Perhaps, Ranil got it wrong this time, although we know her nomination was rejected once previously, and we also know how Mayor Muzammil in order to exact his revenge, was sabre rattling with threats to crossover and join MR’s government. Everyone was expecting it, and it became the talk of the town.

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        What is wrong in Muzammil’s wife getting nomination. she never played casino. Wife has nothing to do with Muzammil playing casino. I was told by a Muslim that he had this habit even before marriage.

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    We have a MUSLIM mayor? When did this happen? A drunkard and a gambler can never be a muslim. http://quranicnames.com/muzammil/. He is definitely not fit to carry that name sadly.

    He is banking on the payment hawkers votes. But unfortunately these days even those hawkers have access to smartphones and Facebook and Twitter. So this guy better think twice before approaching the muslim voters.

    Definitely, he will hit the masjids this Ramadan. Hopefully, asking the Creator to pardon his sins and not seeking publicity and votes.

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    NV,

    Point well taken, but my concern is because he is a public figure and he is supposed to be representing our community, whether we like it or not.

    He should have ensured that his discreet activities were kept out of the public domain. If he is drinking or gambling in private, it is his own fate and will be answerable to God in the day of judgement, but to frequent public casinos in full public glare, after obtaining the votes of mostly Muslims, is deplorable.

    Your point of even some Saudis gambling and womanising, out of their country is a private matter within the individual and the Creator, which is of course not in the public domain. If public figures get caught in act, I am sure there will be consequences for them too in this world as they are doing it publicly without any shame or concern for their religion, thereby setting a bad precedent to the general public, who look up to them.

    That is the point, I am trying to raise here. Hope you agree with me.

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      Ansukar, the Pundit

      What do you mean by our community? Please explain Pandit!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Who’s that stupid comparing Muzammil going to Casino and Aluthgama attempted ethnic cleansing (Rohingya style) by Gnansara the ruthless terror Monk??????????
    These stereo type right-wing Buddhists (though very tiny in population) caused the greater damage to our sovereignty, economy and peace, harmony and of course, to the Buddhism.

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