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Rajapaksa Bros’ Racist Mercenaries

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

A small minority of Sinhala racists who flourished under Rajapaksa brothers with their anti Muslim campaign and went into hiding after January 08, 2015 presidential elections as they lost government patronage began raising their ugly heads once again, obviously, to destabilize President Maithripala Sirisena’s government.

These extremists tried to destroy the mosque at Kuragala, Balangoda besides reviving their allegations that Muslims were illegally destroying forests and building houses at Wilpattu forest areas.

About Kuragala popular legend has it that Sheikh Mihiyuddeen Abdul Qader Jailani, regarded as saint of all saints, meditated for 13 years in a cave dwelling at Kuragala on the ancient pilgrimage route between Galle and Adam’s Peak.

The site where the saint meditated has been referred to as “Dafthar Jailani” and Muslims visit this place for centuries especially during annual Jailani festival.

BBS Gnanasara |Picture courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

Gnanasara |Picture courtesy Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

In 1971 some Sinhalese claimed for the first time that Kuragala mosque site was a place of important to Buddhists and the archaeological department started building a stupa at the summit of Kuragala and tried to maintain that it was 2000 year old. However dismissing this claim late Balangoda MP M.L.M. Aboosally whose family was deeply associated with Daftar Jailani pointed out that the stupa was built using local bricks and Kankesanthurai cement.

In 1972 a Cabinet order directed the construction of the stupa, which was two feet high at that time, be stopped.

Aboosally also stated in his book “Dafthar Jailani” that Rev Kiriella Gnanawimala, from Ratnapura, in an article published on January 21, 1971 in the now defunct Dawasa Newspaper had stated that he had visited Kuragala on five times and inspected the area fully with Charles Godakumbura, the then Deputy Archaeological commissioner.

However he found no trace whatsoever of Buddhist ruins in the area.

In January 2013 Sinhala Ravaya and Bodu Bala Sena organized a group of about 150 monks to storm the Jailani mosque. They were by police. However their efforts were foiled by a massive thunder shower that caused monks and others to retrace their steps.

In early April 2013 then Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at Kuragala by helicopter and ordered all illegal structures in the mosque area such as shops, halls, bathroom facilities and the like, built prior to 1970 before the site was brought under the archaeology department, to be broken down .Only the main mosque structure and the graves in the vicinity allowed to remain.

Gotabhya Rajapaksa assured the Muslims that their religious rights would not be hindered and that the government would ensure that no Buddhist monuments would be constructed on the site which would be free area open to both Muslims and Sinhalese

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa also informed that the department of archaeology would decipher the Buddhist inscriptions at the site and assured that Arabic inscriptions would be protected.

However when the Civil Defence Force was clearing the site of illegal structures a stone tablet from 907 AD with the inscription “Ya Allah Hijri 300” had been defaced and then broken with crowbar. The aim obviously was to obliterate evidence of Muslim presence there”.

Thus this site was turned into a controversial issue. In the midst the Sinhala Ravaya move to demolish the mosque and place Buddha statue at the mosque site is certainly a provocation placing President Maithripala Sirisena government in a dilemma.

This was followed by yet another controversy when extremist elements began accusing Muslims of illegally settling in the Wilpattu forest areas.

However Minister Rishard Bathiudeen claims that Muslims who were evicted by the LTTE during the ethnic war are now trying to settle down in their own land which they left during the LTTE war. They claim the presence of a dilapidated mosque and other structures speak for the existence of Muslim settlements there once.

Thus the evicted Muslims are returning to their homes and lands which became forest due to long years of neglect and the growth of trees which the returning Muslims started to clear.

Meanwhile Sinhala extremists backed by a section of the media began unleashing a vicious campaign against Minister Rishard Bathiudeen and the aimed at provoking Sinhalese against Muslims.

In view of the growing tension Janatha Vimukthi Party (JVP), and the Rapid Response Team, comprising mainly of lawyers who had come forward to help the helpless Muslims who claim that they were dragged in to this conflict, visited Wilpattu area for an on the spot survey

In their report the RRT members disclosed many truths which were on this issue.  According to the report there was a well planned and systematic encroachment by the armed forces in an around Wilpattu National Park and the Sinhalese settlers, brought from outside, were given protection.

No Muslim settlements were found in and around Wilpattu by the relevant government authorities. This fact was not revealed by the civilian administrators under pressure from the racist elements in the government and in the media.

After 25 years of displacement in refugee camps when the Muslims returned to the places of their origin they saw jungles in their old cultivable lands or their lands were taken or given to members of other communities by the local government authorities or occupied by Army or Navy.  Now the Forest Department also claims those lands. Muslims suspect that there has been a very well plan to expel them from there and give their lands to non Muslims.

The Muslims who were chased out of north and east in 48 hours were not supported by the Rajapaksa government, Non government organizations and also by the Muslim community.  In fact even the assistance that came from the International communities was diverted by the Non-Muslim administrators. This revealed by the RRT investigation.

Now the question is who is behind these sinister provocations which pits Sinhalese against Muslims?

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    There should be deeds documenting the ownership of the plots. These are legal documents have a legal stand.

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      It is a different story in the eastern province. In Meeravodai, Tamils who were driven out by Muslim thugs led by Athaullah, cannot get back to their original lands despite having deeds to them by the Muslim squatters. Any Muslim who is talking about injustice done to the displaced Muslim by the Sinhalese, must correct the above injustice first.

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      sanchay

      “There should be deeds documenting the ownership of the plots. These are legal documents have a legal stand.”

      Yes.

      Paradeshis from India, Baharat, Dambadiva, South India, Bihar, Orisssa, Kalinga, own Nothing.

      Everything is owned by Native Veddah Aethho.

      So you are talking about deeds for stolen land among the Paradeshis, Paras.

      The core problem is the Double Standards of the Paras.

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    Why Muslim Ministers weren’t in MR cabinet resign ?
    Why no one voice out in 2009 for the human right violation against Tamils?
    In 2009 Rishad Bathiudeen served as Minister of disaster released services and hide all the crime done by MR regime
    So ask them first why did you hang with regime ?

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      Simple answer to your question is ” all three major
      communities had their own selfish agendas” backed by
      historical backgrounds.If you recognize this you got
      your answer.

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    Latheef Farook

    RE: Rajapaksa Bros’ Racist Mercenaries

    “A small minority of Sinhala racists who flourished under Rajapaksa brothers with their anti Muslim campaign and went into hiding after January 08, 2015 presidential elections as they lost government patronage began raising their ugly heads once again, obviously, to destabilize President Maithripala Sirisena’s government.”

    “These extremists tried to destroy the mosque at Kuragala, Balangoda besides reviving their allegations that Muslims were illegally destroying forests and building houses at Wilpattu forest areas.”

    You have to expose, expose and expose, these charlatans.

    Naturally, MaRa Regime was their protector and Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Godfather.

    1. The Strategy and calculation that Sinhala Buddhist Racism and Chauvinism in a winning formula. they were lead to beleive, supported by Noway, LYTTE, Israel and Certain Elements in the USA, did not work. A good fraction of the Sinhala Buddhists are decent people, and despite all this hatred, spilled out by Mahinda Rajapaksa sponsored BBS and Sinhala Ravya, as the Mara, and to tarnish the image of Buddha and Buddhists did not work.

    What what is next? Protect the Culprits and Criminals.

    1. Sleep in Parliament, Demonstrate in front of the Bribery Commission, have a nex flog, Exploit selectively the Wilpattu Reservation, while ignoring all that environmental damage done by Mahinda Rajapaksa and their cronies at Yala, Mattala and other places, is giving diminishing returns.

    2. The Snubs had rallies, and wanted Mahinda Rajapaksa, back as a Prime Minister, even though Manonda was astute enough not to attend the meetings.

    3. So Mahinda Rajapaksa , begs, Maithripala Sirisena to appoint him as PM. Mainda better retire and or go fishing, a good pastime for a Liar, Crook, Robber and Criminal, if he is not in jail.

    https://www.facebook.com/newsfirst.english/videos/vb.119154468144820/903003453093247/?type=2&theater

    Bodu Bala Sena Aluthgama incident explained by Wimal Weerawansa.

    Listen towards the end.

    Published on Jun 18, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh_coyC2xBU

    4. The Various Norwegian Agencies That Supported BBS Personnel

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-various-norwegian-agencies-that-supported-bbs-personnel/

    By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha MP says on July 3, 2013 |

    “When I wrote some weeks back about the supposed Norwegian involvement with the Bodhu Bala Sena, I had not seen the clarification which the Norwegian Embassy had put on its website about the allegations. Having read it, I am more than ever convinced that the Norwegian government and its embassy have not behaved badly, but also that they, and also the Sri Lankan government, must go more carefully into the matter and check on what exactly has been going on. If they can do this together, so much the better, though I fear that neither side will have the correct skills and attitudes to ensure fruitful and productive cooperation.”

    Reads on in the link above.

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      elu kola

      Where have you been all these days? Welcome back!

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        mike

        Kolla is busy counting stars, learning to count
        bars correctly for future use!

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          whywhy

          “learning to count bars correctly for future use!”

          I beg to differ.

          He will admit himself to the nearest hospital.

          By the way I do not believe ela kolla is a high value criminal. He is only part of the Jeyawewa mob.

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    Latheef you are a disgrace to all Muslims. Your Title of the article talks about a Mercenary Rajapaksa and your article body is all about muslim and sinhala racist fighting over a piece of land (for muslims that land has only a historical reverence not spiritual simply because Saints are not worshiped in Islam). Buy bringing a Rajapakse Mercenary title to this article what were you trying to achieve. Grow and be mature. Get the respect of society by writing something meaningful.

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    he he he tomorrow if MR come to power all thoppies will go and touch his feet….

    this is their politics since independence ….

    today there is no Big mouth Kaddafi …Saddam Hussain ..Bin …to support Muslims

    cheers

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    No race is superior in Sri Lanka. There is equality in human beings, and no majority in any country should treat the minority this way. Sri Lankans have lived together for centuries, and vermin that cause problems in the country should be dealt with severely. Their ignorance and hate will poison the progress of this country, make neighbor suspicious of each other, and it will be the entire country that suffers.

    The haters should NOT allow those with ulterior motives to divide this country. The BBS are the pawns of some menacing entity that does not care a damn about the country, only their political agenda.
    We have gone through so much of bloodshed and strife, and it will be stupid to start something that
    every one knows will end up with the country going backwards. The minorities will never take over this country, and should be acknowledged and treated equally. Every race in Sri Lanka has contributed to the success of this country, no one more or less. We should show the world that we are better for being so multi cultural/religious and living in harmony. The Buddhist supremacists are giving us an ugly image. Time to shut them down.

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      When I read your comments Manel, I thank god that there is still a chance for sanity to prevail in little SL, otherwise it is like everyone has gone mad with hatred, jealousy and downright contempt towards these Muslim refugees trying to resettle back in their own lands they were once forced to leave. Their very own properties. What these BBS/SR/SU racists monks have done is polarized communities to hate everyone/anyone who is not one of them or in another way non-Buddhist and treat them like untouchables or low castes. What is playing out is a similar scenario of what is happening to the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at the hands of the sadist monk Wirathu and his band of bigots who behave like thugs. Reducing those helpless victims to become Homeless, Stateless, penniless and deprived of any rights, forced onto boats and dragged out to open sea and left alone to fend for themselves and perish in the process. We can also expect this this same fate to happen to our own refugees if nothing is done to resettle them in their own lands soon.

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    I am an atheist but I know for certain that Muslims have been worshipping at “Dafthar Jailani” for decades. If the mischief makers have desecrated a stone tablet from 907 AD with Islamic inscriptions, it is truly wicked and I hope the present government makes amends. I felt worse when the Taliban wilfully destroyed the ancient Buddhist statues in Afghanistan.

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      Sylvia Haik

      “If the mischief makers have desecrated a stone tablet from 907 AD with Islamic inscriptions, it is truly wicked and I hope the present government makes amends. I felt worse when the Taliban wilfully destroyed the ancient Buddhist statues in Afghanistan.”

      As atheist, You may not believe in the Devil, Satan, Iblis. Shaitan and Lucifer but the Taliban, the Wahhabis and their clones by believe in them and God, Allah. However, the Taliban, the Wahhabis and their clones are deceived by Devil, Satan, Iblis. Shaitan and Lucifer, and they do not YET know it.

      It is very similar to the People following Mahinda Rajapaksa not knowing fully that he is Mara, a reincarnation of Mara, who opposed Buddha.

      So, The BBDS and sinhala Ravya, follow Mara, and do their work for them. Mara knows that by such work the Buddha’s image is tarnished and the image of the Buddhists are tarnished.

      Mara Mara Chatu Mara

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      Sylvia Haik

      “If the mischief makers have desecrated a stone tablet from 907 AD with Islamic inscriptions, it is truly wicked and I hope the present government makes amends. I felt worse when the Taliban wilfully destroyed the ancient Buddhist statues in Afghanistan.”

      As atheist, You may not believe in the Devil, Satan, Iblis. Shaitan and Lucifer but the Taliban, the Wahhabis and their clones by believe in them and God, Allah. However, the Taliban, the Wahhabis and their clones are deceived by Devil, Satan, Iblis. Shaitan and Lucifer, and they do not YET know it.

      It is very similar to the People following Mahinda Rajapaksa not knowing fully that he is Mara, a reincarnation of Mara, who opposed Buddha.

      So, The BBDS and Sinhala Ravya, follow Mara, and do their work for them. Mara knows that by such work the Buddha’s image is tarnished and the image of the Buddhists are tarnished.

      Mara Mara Chatu Mara

      The Various Norwegian Agencies That Supported BBS Personnel

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-various-norwegian-agencies-that-supported-bbs-personnel/

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    It is certainly wrong for religious and historical artifacts to be destroyed. I wonder though whether the author’s indignation and anger is somehow feigned.

    We have had enough and more of willful destruction of historical and religious sites, buildings and objects in the Middle East of far more significance (including designated World Heritage sites), along with mass murder of non-Muslims by the reviled IS/ISIS/ISIL in the name of Islam, with no criticism emanating from Sri Lankan Muslims.

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    Factual misstatement. MLM Abosally didn’t get elected to Parliament until 1977. In 1972 MP for Balangoda was Mrs. Clifford Ratwaththe. The government was SLFP. After Aboosally won ,he deliberately changed the demographic balance by bringing in war refugees and also people from Ampara etc to deliberately increase Muslim population of Balangodam some of them are nasty jihadi types of wahabi islam

    Get your facts right if you’re a racist Muslim m

    Here’s the solution : carbon dating fossils and engravings. What you radical racist Muslims are doing is trying to claim you have a longer history than you have in sri lanka. You have “discovered ” a bogus 40 foot long grave claiming it to be of your fictional Adam and Eve in Talaimannar too. Next You’ll claim Fiction of Adam’s bridge to be some Islamic magical gateway too.

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    A racist bigot of the Rajapaksha regime is Bandula Jayasekara. Might patriot licking the ground that the whites walk on specially white women everyone else he calls a terrorist.

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