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Respect Burial Rights; Stop Hate Speech Against Muslims: UN Tells Gota

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to follow WHO guidelines on the disposal of deceased persons.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Writing to the President, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion said: We would like to encourage your Excellency’s Government to reconsider the provisions in the MoH Guideline by taking into account of the key considerations provided by WHO Guideline for the disposal of the bodies of human beings deceased from the COVID-19, and revise the circular accordingly. In view of the challenges posed by the pandemic it is important that the Government avoids any unnecessary measures that are likely to raise tension and are running contrary to the respect of the fundamental human rights of the persons belonging to different communities that exist in Sri Lanka. Arbitrary decisions concerning the disposal of bodies of victims of the COVID-19 may also have the opposite effect to provoking the reluctance of families and communities to report COVID-19 cases in fear that they may be unable ensure proper funeral or burial rites for their loved ones. Ideally, such provisions should be revised in consultation with all the concerned ethnic and religious communities and other relevant health experts and stakeholders.

“We respectfully reiterate the importance that the Government continues to uphold the right of freedom of religion or belief as well as the right of the minorities even during this challenging time. The protection of the privacy and identity of the patients or deceased without identifying their ethnicity or religious background in public would prevent their stigmatisation as individuals or member of a specific community.

“We are taking the opportunity to stress that it is equally important that your Excellency’s Government firmly condemn any attempt by anyone, irrespective of status, to issue or spread hate messages that are of a nature to instigate ethnic or religious tensions or violence, including through accusations or blame that any particular ethnic or religious community is responsible for the pandemic of COVID-19.”

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief also ask the President to;

* Clarify the rationale for the decision to limit the method of the disposal of the dead bodies to cremation. Has any consultation been held with relevant health experts, civil society and community members in order to ensure that the decision to prohibit the burial of COVID-19 victims is non-discriminatory, necessary and proportionate to the objective pursued?

* The information if relevant personnel dealing with the disposal of bodies of victims of the COVID-19 have been trained or informed to ensure that the close family member of the deceased get to see the body before it is sealed and that they are informed of the cremation of the body well in advance.

* The measures undertaken to ensure that ethnic and religious minorities, are not discriminated against in the implementation of this MoH Guideline and that their right to freedom of religion or belief with regard to burial rites and practices is upheld and respected.

* The information on the steps taken to tackle potential rise in hate speech against Muslims and other ethnic or religious minorities in Sri Lanka, including by protecting the identity of the COVID-19 patients or deceased?

We publish below the letter in full:

PALAIS DES NATIONS • 1211 GENEVA 10, SWITZERLAND

Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; the Special Rapporteur on minority issues; and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

REFERENCE: AL LKA 2/20208

April 2020

Excellency,

We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; Special Rapporteur on minority issues; and Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 40/10, 42/16, 34/6 and 40/16.

In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the circular by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka providing standard guidance on the autopsy practice and the disposal of COVID-19 related dead body.

According to the information received:

In March 2020, the Ministry of Health published Provisional Clinical Practice Guidelines on COVID-19 suspected and confirmed patients (MoH Guideline). This circular includes a chapter on the autopsy practice and the disposal of dead bodies.

Up till the third version of the MoH Guideline published on 27 March 2020, it was provided that a body related to death either confirmed (Category I) or suspected (Category II & III) of COVID-19, should be disposed within 24 hours (preferably within 12 hours) according to the guidance listed below:

• The body should never be washed under any circumstance.

• Cremation or burial is allowed. However, burial is allowed provided that all steps to prevent contact with body [are] ensured.

• The body has to be placed in an airtight sealed body bag and a sealed coffin.

• The grave should have a depth of 6 feet (deep burial). It should not contaminate with ground water.

• The grave should be identifiable and traceable.

• The disposal of bodies must be monitored by police, Ministry of Health and Public Health Inspector.

• The police and other government agencies must follow the legal aspect and their procedures.

However, on 31 March 2020, the Ministry of Health amended the Guideline and the fourth version with the amendments provided that a body related to death either confirmed (Category I) or suspected (Category II & III) of COVID-19, should be cremated within 24 hours (preferably within 12 hours) according to the guidance listed below:

• The body should never be washed under any circumstance.

• The body has to be placed in a sealed body bag and a coffin.

• Exclusive cremation.

• The disposal of bodies must be monitored by police, Ministry of Health and Public Health Inspector.

We understand that this fourth amendment of the MoH Guideline came following the cremation of a COVID-19 victim of a Muslim community on 31 March 2020 in Negombo, without consultation with and against the wishes of his family. We are concerned that the amendment is inconsistent with the Infection Prevention and Control for the safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19 guideline provided by World Health Organisation (WHO Guideline). Furthermore, we are concerned of the lack of consideration provided and the lack of sensitivity in the MoH Guideline to different communities and their religious and cultural practices.

We recognize that the pandemic of COVID-19 has posed serious public health challenges and that there is a need to take various factors into consideration in making sure the spread of COVID-19 is contained. While the reasons for the decision of the Ministry of Health to make such amendment have not been communicated, and do not seem to have been decided with any consultation with the relevant communities, we would like to stress that the legitimacy for such amendments should be based on the principles of legality, necessity, proportionality and non-discrimination. Indeed, when cultural or religious sensitivities are involved, an inclusive and participatory dialogue or consultation with relevant stakeholders, including the civil society and different ethnic or religious communities must be conducted before a decision is taken. Such a participatory approach and clear communication to all stakeholders of the steps taken and the reasons for taking such steps, are also more likely to increase public confidence in such measures and minimise public disquiet over such restrictions.

In this regard we would like to bring specific attention to the following:

1. Method of the disposal of dead body- Under the section on Burial, WHO Guideline provides that people who have died from COVID-19 can be buried or cremated. Under the section on Burial by family members or for deaths at home, it further indicated that in contexts where mortuary services are not standard or reliably available, or where it is usual for ill people to die at home, families and traditional burial attendants can be equipped and educated to bury people under supervision. Besides, the WHO Guideline clearly outlined that one of the key considerations is to avoid hasty disposal of a dead from COVID-19.

2. Handling of the dead body- MoH Guideline instructed that the dead body should never be washed under any circumstance and that the body has to be placed in a sealed body bag and in coffin. WHO Guideline does not preclude that a person such as family member or religious leader can prepare the deceased that involved washing, cleaning or dressing body, tidying hair, trimming nails or shaving. It only instructed the necessary safety and health precautions to be taken when any person decided to do so according to their customs or religious rites. It also allows for cloth wrapping.

3. Viewing of body- WHO Guideline also provided that the family wishes only to view the body may do so, as long as the family is given clear instructions not to touch or kiss the body and to use standard precautions at all times. It was furthermore indicated that family and friends may view the body after it has been prepared for burial, in accordance with customs.

By contrast, the MoH Guideline allows the viewing of the body only by close relative/s in a pre-designated area in hospital and it forbids viewing after the body is sealed. Even with this provision in place, some family members of deceased allegedly did not get to see the body before the cremation took place. This has reportedly created a lot of stress to the deceased’s family.

4. Sensitivity to local, customary and religious practices – WHO Guideline has highlighted that the dignity of the dead, their cultural and religious traditions, and their families should be respected and protected throughout. It was advised the need to apply principles of cultural sensitivity or to handle the burial or dead body in accordance with customs while ensuring standard precautions are followed at all time.

We recommend that attention be given in the MoH Guideline to existing cultural and religious sensitivity or traditions in the country. Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) protects everyone’s right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The Human Rights Committee in its General Comment 22 paragraph 4 advises that the freedom to manifest religion or belief may be exercised “either individually or in community with others and in public or private”. It elaborates that the freedom to manifest religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching encompasses a broad range of acts and the concept of worship extends to ritual and ceremonial acts giving direct expression to belief, as well as various practices integral to such acts, including ritual formulae or ceremonial acts.

While the manifestation of religion or belief may be restricted as per Article 18(3) of the ICCPR, to protect public safety, order, health, morals and the fundamental rights and freedoms of others any such limitation must fulfil a number of obligatory criteria including being non-disriminatory in intent or effect and constituting the least restrictive measure. Even in the face of overwhelming public necessity that falls on one or more of the five grounds for permissble limitations noted in Article 18(3), if there is a less restrictive measure, a greater interfernce with the right to manifest one’s beliefs will not be permissible. Given that the WHO Guideline does not discard burial, albeit under specific conditions for the preparation of the body, as one of two means for the disposal of the body, prohibiting burial would not be permissible according to the ICCPR.

Article 27 of ICCPR provides that “In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language.” The 1992 Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities also emphasised that persons belonging to minorities have the right to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practice their own religion, and to use their own language, in private and in public, freely, without any interference or any form of discrimination (article 2.1), and persons belonging to minorities have the right to participate effectively in cultural, religious, social, economic and public life (article 2.2). Moreover, States are required to ensure that persons belonging to minorities may exercise their human rights without discrimination and in full equality before the law (article 4.1) and create favourable conditions to enable persons belonging to minorities to express their characteristics and to develop their culture, language, religion, traditions and customs (article 4.2).

In conclusion, we would like to encourage your Excellency’s Government to reconsider the provisions in the MoH Guideline by taking into account of the key considerations provided by WHO Guideline for the disposal of the bodies of human beings deceased from the COVID-19, and revise the circular accordingly. In view of the challenges posed by the pandemic it is important that the Government avoids any unnecessary measures that are likely to raise tension and are running contrary to the respect of the fundamental human rights of the persons belonging to different communities that exist in Sri Lanka. Arbitrary decisions concerning the disposal of bodies of victims of the COVID-19 may also have the opposite effect to provoking the reluctance of families and communities to report COVID-19 cases in fear that they may be unable ensure proper funeral or burial rites for their loved ones. Ideally, such provisions should be revised in consultation with all the concerned ethnic and religious communities and other relevant health experts and stakeholders.

We respectfully reiterate the importance that the Government continues to uphold the right of freedom of religion or belief as well as the right of the minorities even during this challenging time. The protection of the privacy and identity of the patients or deceased without identifying their ethnicity or religious background in public would prevent their stigmatisation as individuals or member of a specific community.

We are taking the opportunity to stress that it is equally important that your Excellency’s Government firmly condemn any attempt by anyone, irrespective of status, to issue or spread hate messages that are of a nature to instigate ethnic or religious tensions or violence, including through accusations or blame that any particular ethnic or religious community is responsible for the pandemic of COVID-19.

The full texts of the human rights instruments and standards recalled above are available on www.ohchr.org or can be provided upon request.

As it is our responsibility, under the mandates provided to us by the Human Rights Council, to seek to clarify all cases brought to our attention, we would be grateful for your observations on the following matters:

1. Please provide any additional information and any comment you may have on the above-mentioned allegations and concerns.

2. Please provide the rationale for the decision to limit the method of the disposal of the dead bodies to cremation. Has any consultation been held with relevant health experts, civil society and community members in order to ensure that the decision to prohibit the burial of COVID-19 victims is non-discriminatory, necessary and proportionate to the objective pursued?

3. Please provide information if relevant personnel dealing with the disposal of bodies of victims of the COVID-19 have been trained or informed to ensure that the close family member of the deceased get to see the body before it is sealed and that they are informed of the cremation of the body well in advance.

4. Please indicate the measures undertaken to ensure that ethnic and religious minorities, are not discriminated against in the implementation of this MoH Guideline and that their right to freedom of religion or belief with regard to burial rites and practices is upheld and respected.

5. Please provide information on the steps taken to tackle potential rise in hate speech against Muslims and other ethnic or religious minorities in Sri Lanka, including by protecting the identity of the COVID-19 patients or deceased?

This communication, as a comment on pending or recently adopted legislation, regulations or policies, and any response received from your Excellency’s Government will be made public via the communications reporting website within 48 hours. They will also subsequently be made available in the usual report to be presented to the Human Rights Council.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of our highest consideration.

Ahmed Shaheed

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

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    His Excellency Ahmed Shaheed,
    Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief -United Nations

    Thank you your excellency – for taking time off from your untiring efforts to bring freedom of belief to certain regions like the the Middle East (where you have been extremely effective), to pay attention to the utter repression of our belief system being carried out in Sri Lanka , under the pretext of controlling a virus pandemic – which , only the Almighty would be capable of controlling.
    The infidels cannot understand the the Almighty with his unbounded mercy shall be very strict on the burial rituals.

    Thank you again Sir!

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      Al Haj Thajudeen,
      There is an uninhabited island in the North. The Government should have taken all the Muslims infected with COVID-19 and left them there asking the Almighty to take care without wasting Sinhala tax payers’ money to provide medical treatment.

      “which , only the Almighty would be capable of controlling.”

      Almighty said bury because in those days there was no other option in the desert. Imbeciles do not want to change when there are better options available.

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        Eagle Eye,

        Do you really know what you have been uttering here – is beyond all ethics and morals ? If you would talk about tax payers – dont those muslim srilankens pay their taxes equally the manner sinhalaya do ?
        :
        Assuming you live in DOWN UNDER – but not to have grasphed the little about the basics, how dare you to attack these people this manner ? Are u not representing SINHALA people – but world’s racism promoters .. ?

        Entire neighbouring people should rally round to stone you – because you are not a human being, but a devil.

        As we know many among muslims are the main traders in srilanken business sector… so, to attack them blatantly, as if they dont contribute their taxes – how teenageer like you should be…. my gosh where did you collect all these HATREDs Mr Mahindananada ?

        Once upon a time, you brutally attacked tamil srilankens, today you have turned out to attack SRILANKEN muslims ? Do you at all respect anyone in your neigbourhood ? or vice versa ?

        If I were there, I would throw stone at you each time, I see you – because you are a poisonous beast.

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        Mr. Eagle Eye

        Allah the All -Merciful decreed burial in most deaths ( there are exemptions) so that the deceased has the opportunity to prove their faith in person to His two angels Munkar and Nasir.

        Please refrain from insulting the Allmighty.

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          Is this the same Thajudeen, writing from underground after dying in a car crash after trying to try a Formula 1 race on Isipathana Road?

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        Have anyone seen ALMIGHTY? Who went to Heaven? Meil Armstrong went to moons, most people of this world saw this their naked eyes. Which place situated this Heaven? All Bullshit. Imagination. Did anyone saw the GOD? If there is GOD, why GOD cannot stop this CORONA?

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        Racism is much worse than the Corona virus itself. Unfortunately this is happening in a country which claims to following Buddha’s teachings.

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          Sorry I missed the word ‘be’ which should have followed the word ‘to’.

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      Al Haj

      Almighty has had more than enough time to show his capability of controlling corona.

      Doesn’t he know that prevention is better than cure.

      Take corona as eye opener without uttering n——e

      Scientists together with health workers will contain it & it’s sure that f—s like you will claim that it’s done by almighty.

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        Mr. Revolutionist

        I am really saddened by you lack of understanding .

        Don’t you see how finely the Merciful One is controlling?
        Most seriously affected are the infidels’ countries and the heretic Islamic country ( Iran).
        The small numbers affected in Islamic countries are the sinners.

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          There’s no medicine for foolishness

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      Only langauge the RAJAPAKSHE BROTHER DUO would be understandable would be- through bringing them to GLOBAL courts and be punished – we cant tolerate these men any more

      Gotabaya is even more dangerous – he would not utter a single word due to his press-syhness, whatever the moronic act he would have next inthe pipeline.

      Gotabaya a man, alleged high criminal, former asylum seeker in US, an alleged criminal for various crimes – became the leader of the nation – SHOULD relect the thoughts and minds of this nation – I think if there had been no support, how would the bugger as a monster be elected ?

      Now good riddance to the nation.

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        Simon De Silva,

        You! OUT OF THE GENE POOL! RIGHT NOW!!!!

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      This has got extremist language “infidels” and using the term Almighty and religious terminology to incite. This comment should be removed. Fathima Ahmed.

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        Ms Ahmed

        How can the words in the Holy Book ( the very words of the Merciful One) be “extremism”

        If one cannot express his piety for his God , and cannot use the words of the scriptures you too need some attention from His Excellency Ahmed Shaheed , UN Rapporteur for Freedom of Religious expression!

        Nonbeliever is infidel and Allah is Almighty!

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        Fathima Ahmed, has

        Infidel means unbeliever, just like the Sinhala-Buddhists call others Paras, Paradeshis, outsiders. The context is the same.

        Infidel, a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one’s own.

        Paradeshi, Para in Sinhala-Buddhism is person who does not believe in Buddhism and does not belong to Sinhala or who adheres to a religion other than Sinhala-Buddhism .

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          Amarasiri,
          The meaning of Sinhala word ‘Para’ is ‘Foreign’ or ‘Outsider’. Sinhalayo call ‘Para’ Sudda’, ‘Para’ Parangi, ‘Para’ Lansi’, ‘Para Demalu’ because they came from foreign countries to the Land of Native Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. Sinhalayo do not use the word ‘Para’ to people who do not believe in Buddhism or who adheres to a religion other than Buddhism. There is nothing called Sinhala-Buddhism. Is this a term you picked from Thapaiya, If you do not know the meaning of Sinhala words, I suggest you stay out without putting your nose in to the affairs of Sinhala Buddhists.

          “Paradeshi, Para in Sinhala-Buddhism is person who does not believe in Buddhism and does not belong to Sinhala or who adheres to a religion other than Sinhala-Buddhism.”

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      nana did you ask the almighty . can you please post that memo ?

      Form what I can see Almighty has gone missing we are also trying to locate this bugger

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        Mr Premawardena

        Almighty has not gone “missing”

        He is infinite , formless, omnipresent and all knowing.

        Mankind’s apparent control of things is superficial.

        Everything happens or does not happen according to His wishes..
        We are at his mercy. So better submit -now!

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          So why bother with medicine? Lets just do nothing and wait for Him to provide. That’s what the world was doing, hundreds of thousands crippled and dying from Polio praying to Allah, Jehovah and Maha Brahma until an American invented a vaccine.

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      The people of this country today is hit double (are u happy now ?ඔබට දැන් සතුටුද?)

      1) CORONA -CRISIS

      2) Pohottuwa Medamulana Musalaya Virus (PMMV)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWNAeshKQo

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        Leelagemalli,
        Corona virus attack anybody but Pohottuwa Medamulana Musalaya Virus (PMMV) is selective and attack only ‘Para’ Demalu. That is why ‘Para’ Demalu are shitting bricks and writing all kinds of BS against Rajapakshes.

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          Eagle,
          Are u well ?

          how big is your brain ?

          Why you remain teenager-like also in your 80ties ? Why do you hate the race of your wife ? Why did they do to you ? Rape, Murder or any other high crimes ?
          Why you then kneel down before CRIMINAL Rajakashes ?

          Dont your grand grand children have feew hours of time to educate you for the sake of srilanken PEACE ?

          Why you think I should be a tamil/muslim/or non sinhala ?

          Why should I be BEAR the banner of SINHALESE on my forehead?

          Were you raised by feeding you with DONKEY milk ?Sorry, to have insulted donkeys here :(

          Why you called them DEMALU ? Why should we as SINHALAYA be called NATIVE and be kept above ?

          Why you worship Rajapakshes – as any of their henchmen would do, though knowing that they are the ultra criminals that have committed a plethora of crimes that have no estimations ?

          I know all these question make you feel SO dizzy.
          :
          I wish you your last breath be without pains God Bless SRILANKA !

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      The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief ,

      RE: Respect Burial Rights; Stop Hate Speech Against Muslims: UN Tells Gota

      In case you do NOT know, the Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists”, who transformed Buddhism, into Buddha-Agama, Buddha’s Religion, love to hate, called Amaitri, a core principle, of the 4 noble lies. Ask the Tamils.

      In Buddhism , The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha’s teachings, though they leave much left unexplained. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering.

      In Sinhala-Buddhism, called Buddha-Agama, the Four Noble Lies are

      1. The lie (truth) of suffering, it applies to others
      2. The lie(truth) of the cause -The hated of others, Amaitri
      3. The lie(truth ) of the cause of suffering, hatred
      4. The lie, path that leads to the end of suffering, hatred and Amaitri

      Read up on Buddhism Betrayed by Dr. Stanley Thambiah.

      https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo3618620.html

      Buddhism Betrayed?
      RELIGION, POLITICS, AND VIOLENCE IN SRI LANKA

      STANLEY JEYARAJA TAMBIAH

      With a Foreword by Lal Jayawardena
      224 pages | 9 halftones | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1992
      This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today’s Sri Lanka—given Buddhism’s traditionally nonviolent philosophy—are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils.

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        Amarasiri,
        Tham-paiya is a ‘Kallathoni’ ‘Para’ Demala racist who received free education from Sinhala tax payers’ money, went to Greener Pastures and started attacking Sinhalayo, Monks and Buddhism to please ‘Suddas’. Demalu are very good in licking the a** of ‘Suddas’ to get what they want.

        Sinhala Buddhists saved Muslims when they faced persecution by Portuguese, allowed them to settle down in interior parts of the country and gave them citizenship in Sinhale.
        Christian ‘Para’ Suddas brought slaves from Dravida Nadu, exploited them to make money and abandoned them in Sinhale. Kindhearted Sinhala Buddhists gave these Stateless people citizenship in Sinhale. Sinhalayo practiced what Buddha preached but ungrateful ‘Para’ Hindu and Muslim Demalu stabbed Sinhala Buddhists in the back.

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      Dear Mr Sinhala Man,

      Please view the following video clip

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcoN9Aek24

      And take good care of you. Please pass this to all you think could help fo their own awareness.
      .

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      The good message is spoiled by the use of words that could hurt non-Muslim communities. It will be good if those words are deleted.

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      According to Trump the UN is a cesspit of incompetent buffoons,A waste of money maintaining it.

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        Reginald Wimalasiri
        First of all, Trump is himself an incompetent buffoon to say that the UN consists of incompetent buffoons, and you have proved yourself to be a bigger buffoon to believe that seriously with your idiotic comment.

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      UN Reppotouer,

      President Trump is saying that WHO is China -Centric, just like Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Sinhala-Buddhists are China centric , and neglecting and discriminating against the Local Muslims.

      Trump wants to shut off the 500 million dollars to the WHO.

      WHO declared a pandemic only in March, and let the Chinese infect the rest of the world .

      Trump is not happy with WHO.

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      Hate speech is unacceptable wherever it happens. Hate speech is rampant in Western countries too; in the UK, USA, Australia. Muslims are openly vilified and spat at in UK streets, routinely threatened, Muslim places of worship are attacked. Will the UN explicitly demand Western countries, USA, UK to stop hate speech or attacks? I don’t think the UN has the courage to do that. Gutless lot! The sooner we get rid of the UN, the better.

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    We are dealing with world wide pandemic. in just 4 months more than 100,000 people have died of this Corona virus. Across many countries and across all religion. Muslims in other part of the world are not crying out for burial rights. Mums, dads, sons, daughters, husbands and wives are being buried and the close kith and kin are not allowed to pay their last respect or even to see the body!

    what is wrong with Sri Lankan Muslims?

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      The Muslims elsewhere don’t have to deal with racist policies, when it comes to burials. All Western (Christian) nations are also burying their dead. What is your problem? The Muslims are asking this government to follow UN and WHO policies nothing special.
      Do you want to make this another Modi’s India?

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        Ashan,
        .
        Unfortunately, they have already achieved the levels of India – see how they have been doing it today – as an island nation – what they have been doing now, should have long been doing – then we could have achieved lot. As an island nation, to block all at one single MAIN AIPORT is much easier than that of any ports in other countries.

        That is how VIETNAM and several other like minded countries did it.
        Besides, srilanka is not the only country hold those death tolls under 10, there are 129 out of 223 countries world wide have claimed few deaths sofar.
        Most of them are ENTITLED to universal BCG vaccination. Not having studied this, but to serve the nation with self-proclamation that their govt to have done much ? My foot.

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        Modi’s India way better than Muhammad’s Arabia

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        UN and WHO failing leftist organizations no one trust those, even Trump’s America cut the funds for WHO who claim in january that coronavirus not transmission via human to human, do you think we can trust their guidelines.

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        I think that in Britain cremation is now more common than burial.
        In other Christian countries too cremation is a serious options.
        Much depends on availability of land.
        This country surpassed Modi’s India in some respects in the past decade.

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        Ashan
        Even in India, Hindutva Modi’s regime permits Muslim burials without waiting for any UN directives. What is happening in SL is petty minded Mahavamsa racist Sinhala Buddhist intransigence.

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      Rajash,

      you are totally wrong man – you should equally raise the question ” what is wrong with srilankens ” ?


      Many that have been trying to fish on muddy waters are not muslims but sinhala racists. That is calculated acts of Rajapakshe barbarians.

      Even if sinhala modaya making up 69 lacks voted for them, there are lot more like 60 lacks that would HATE Rajapakhes forever …. only because the latter is convinced that Rjapakshes would be good to KILL and LOOT the people and people s funds, but nothing beyond it.

      Do you guys think, that they returned to power to give you a better leadership ? NO, they would ruin this country making this a MUGABE land in a few years.
      Now with the growing APATHY against China, across the globe, their investments would be welcome any more. Chinese will even bring lot more viruses to any country that they believe woudl be their enemies…. chinese are good at that. …. to the manner they eat bats, they would eat the human beings inthe near future… by that way only they can become super POWER of the world. Now with all the evidence being mapped them to have introduced a lab driven/set virus by the NAME Cov 2 I have no doubt, things will be not like as had been before COVID pandemic.
      :
      The world is made a TSUNAMI wreckage by one nation, whose POWER greedy tactics are above their souls.

      This CHINESE virus would end up having killed lot more than estimated… wait and see, not even early as August, we will get back to normalization of our day today life.

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        babalath appu – I am not a Rajapakse fan or supporter….I am also awre they are exploiting crona for their political gains as is Trump.

        According to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ statistics there are only 233 cases of corona victims in Sri Lanka and only 7 deaths, Do you believe this information put out by the government?

        People are dying in thousands in countries like Italy , France , Spain, , UK, USA. etc
        The virus is killing indiscriminately…Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Lord Shiva or any other god cannot stop the virus killing millions of people …..

        Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhist..all need to come together in this hour of need instead of crying out for what is at this stage petty religious beliefs

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        BA
        Mugabe made those who stole the land from the natives return it to them. that was why Zimbabwe was punished. Africans has much respect for Mugabe, much more than for their own leaders.
        You seek to wish away China’s influence, but it is that of the US that is fast evaporating with the stupid behaviour of Trump.
        Your obsession with China is above par compared with Trump.
        BTW
        *
        COVID-19 is not as big a killer as other virus infections of the century. Study the profile of the victims. Most who died had COVID-19 but did not really die of it.
        It spreads faster, and has been utterly mismanaged in the US, UK and France, whereas Italy was taken by surprise. Even Iran, despite sanctions and blocking of medical aid has fared better.
        The best example is Venezuela, so that Venezuelans want to return from the US and the US is blocking them.
        Think about it.

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      correction “…Mums, dads, sons, daughters, husbands and wives are being buried …”
      “…….are dying…”

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      R.
      Nothing wrong with Muslim thinking.
      The problem is that you are unable to think.
      Think about it?

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      Rajesh ,

      This is Sinhala-Buddhisam and racism . As a Tamil, you should understand that. While it is true, in order to bury compared to cremation, it is not an insurmountable obstacle, ad they are butting in other countries, with difficulty.

      This is all belief. There is no evidence-based data one way or other, for the beliefs. After all they are beliefs.No evidence necessary.

      The virus that is more than 500 million years old, is playing havoc with Kate arrivals with mutations, and those believers are STUMPED.

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        On second thoughts looking at the Sri Lanka govt statistics only 7 died due to corona virus.
        How many of them are Muslims?
        1 ,2,3,4,5,6, or all 7?…lets assume all 7 are Mulims
        are they all in Colombo? or in other Muslim destiny areas
        why is CT full of Muslim authors crying out over 7 dead Muslims?

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          Rajesh

          3 out of 7 dead are Muslims. 50 infected were cured. At least one Muslim businessman, if he went to the IDH early, could have been cured, and not infected his wife, daughter and many others.

          Are the Muslims stupider than the others on a reactive basis ? Remember, the measured mean IQ is 79.

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            Thanks for the info Amarasiri.

            Are the Muslims stupider than the others on a reactive basis ?
            by the postings in CT by Muslim authors and bloggers – it seems to be?

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      Rajesh ,

      This is Sinhala-Buddhisam and racism . As a Tamil, you should understand that. While it is true, in order to bury compared to cremation, it is not an insurmountable obstacle, ad they are butting in other countries, with difficulty.

      This is all belief. There is no evidence-based data one way or other, for the beliefs. After all they are beliefs.No evidence necessary.

      The virus that is more than 500 million years old, is playing havoc with the late arrivals with mutations, and those believers are STUMPED.

      Over 2 million infected and over 100,000 dead. Why?

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        A
        Some Tamil nationalists are more anti-Muslim than a rabid Sinhala Buddhist.
        They resent the reluctance of the Muslims to obey their Tamil racist diktat.
        If you take a cursory look at the Tamil feedbacks in CT you will find many more sick minds.

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    Do We need all these when We are heading for the biggest recession in history. Rajapakses want only to win the election by 2/3 majority. They are power hungry ,they brainwash the poor people with their media ,so many are going to die in hunger . This will be another jackpot for the Rajapakses when charity door opens like the Tsunami funds. I hope our naive Srilankans won’t fall for it.

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    Why is burial issue is dragged without a solution ???? we know politicians are using anti Muslim and racist propaganda to win elections earlier it was the Tamils now it is Muslims this is not good for the country state media Derana ,Hiru and lately Rupavahani are carrying on media hype using racism to win elections politicians and state media thinks the more they attack Tamils and Muslims they can get majority sinhala Buddhist vote and its working . Also males and female sinhala Buddhist between age group 25 to 35 years are racist this is a fact they hate Tamils and Muslims if we move forward like this we will have ethnic violence like we have seen during the last two decades or more. We need a good leadership to stop this racism .

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      Mr Ranjith,

      what is not dragged into a problem in this stupid nation ?

      Earlier at the time, the educated, well brought up people had been giving the leadership to the nation – this nation was seen and recognized as ONE OF THE OLDEST DEMOCRACIES in asia – remember ?

      Mrs B became the first ever female PRIMER though got elected after her husband was assasinated, but entire world welcomeed her to the manner how she herself, gave the leadership to end that INDO-CHINA crisis.

      Today, a bunch of thugs, except for the previous govt, calling themselves as leaders, but behave like MONSTERs….

      who on earth would not stand against RAJAPAKSHES the manner they abuse their power as leaders – not few days ago, setting one-convicted multi killer -prisoner, was set free, but not a single word was expressed by the president yet – those victimized mothers, whose sons were cut into pieces in those slaughtering acts – are still in their minds, traumatizing those villages – NEVERTHELSS, brother duo thought to motivate the army by releasing that SUNIL RATHANAYAK – the buggers never thoughts the sentiments and feelings of the victimized families – so how can they resepct burial rights of the minorities?

      I truly beleive, my picture of RAJAPAKHES are even more closer to BARBARIANS today – looking at th emanner they abuse their powers once again. These men will have to face the music – in the days to come..

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    Well the Rajapaksha brothers only know to do politics with racism and a bogyman minority to scapegoat. They might win the elections with there racism, but there racist genie is out of the bottle now. It will eventually bring the international Judges to Sri Lanka even though this time the racism is against Muslims .

    One of the reason we were able to stop international judges coming into Sri Lanka is by claiming our Judicial system is one of the best in asia and bla bla bla…. But with the recent pardoning of genocidal criminals and the anti Muslim racism will definitely bring UN backed Judges to Sri Lanka.

    May be only then the racist who have a minority complex even though they are the majority will stop there racism against Muslims.

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    That sounds bovine crap.

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    Very well said. Bravo.

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    Adrain quite right. Three Muslims dead of the virus and the tricksters are all making a big fuss while they Islamize the Eastern Province. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/190505/news/unravelling-growing-arabisation-348076.html

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      One troll agreeing with another. Part of the troll farm rules eh?

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    Christians also bury their dead. I dont see them making a fuss in Sri Lanka
    Muslims in SL are now openly showing their colours

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      What colours would that be? Certainly not like the colours in Modi’s India, you know cow vigilantes, racist policies etc., against Muslims

      These are WHO colours that the Muslims want to follow.
      You have a problem with that? I guess you prefer to cremate over there in India. Do whatever you like over there, and keep away from our country.

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    U need to be cremated or buried, the choice is yours. When Health experts say it got nothing to do with the virus, whom are we to interfere. Rather spend your time in something fruitful.

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    COVID is a Muslim disease. They are bringing it on purpose to Sri Lanka to infect the Sinhalese Doctors, nurses and ultimately the entire Sinhala race.

    Cremate, cremate and cremate.

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      Shemale@

      Best would be to ask RAJAPKASHES to go to kindergarten again-

      We faced it UNDER sirisena, now under NANDASENA….

      then only they can educate themselves. THat will be a PLUS PLUS effect to the nation

      because PUNNAKU drinkers would not be able to let the bugger duo be away from Lanken politics.

      CURSE to 69 Punnakku drinkers we are in a mess today.

      Telling the palatable and fooling the nation, while letting the educated be away from press these days

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      Rtd Lout Shamal,

      Thanks for the priceless information..you truly are well informed…but please, give it a rest now.

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      Retarded
      Covid-19 respects no race, caste, or religion. Cremation will make absolutely no difference.

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,
      the mascot of the war criminal army who was the donkey at the front of any march parade.
      =
      in which country did this curse begin.?
      =
      Wuhan, China, I till now have not heard that the Muslims living in that nick of the woods were the cause of this much-cursed pandemic.?
      =
      instead of trying to becoming a joker on this forum write something that can be responded to.?
      =
      you are a cheap artificial clown of a weak joke.
      =
      cheers, R. J.

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      This is extremist view and should not be published.

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      @Retard God will judge you soon like he judged Pharoh
      Amen

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        Praise The Lord, you are right God is indeed @Retard.

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      COVID was born to a Buddhist family in China, grown ups in a Christian house in Europe and Modi and GR converted to Islam after the covid entered to India and Sri Lanka.

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      Were you a FORMER MILLITARY officer or an army kitchen helper ?

      Shemale @ you proved yourself, you are an idiot. Get well soon, if stayed back in SL, at least you could continue holding a torch to them.

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      Rid.Lt.Reg,
      Your invention is very useful for Sinhala rulers. Terrorism was a Tamil disease. Covid is a Muslim disease, Easter bombing was a Christian disease. What was the disease that killed over 10000 in 1970s and 60,000 in 1989/90’s? What was the disease that killed all the Sinhalese of this island from 1500 to 1947? Do you know the Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism is the main disease that is going to kill all Sinhalese including in few decades?

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      What a dumb comment. Obviously someone not very bright, and totally ignorant of facts.

      Educate, educate and educate (yourself).

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      Retard shameless

      Are you alright?
      Sorry, you wouldn’t know.
      Why don’t you shut your face, at least for now?

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      Rtd Lt RSP
      A new discovery;- a Muslim disease!
      Get real Stupid.

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    The parasites living in/on a living body die quickly in/on a dead body – including the Covid 19 virus.
    Thus burial of the body as opposed to cremation, makes no difference. This is known to microbiologists.
    The decision to cremate ALL bodies has been taken in haste, without scientific opinion.
    I hope it was not taken to cause distress/antagonism to Muslims.
    It is not too late to allow burials of Muslim bodies.

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      Justice,

      Better safe than sorry, in a pandemic. Don’t handshake says Dr. Anthony Fauci. Don’t hug and kiss says another. Don’t sneeze, Wray masks say the others, while keeping the distance. Otherwise the Corona virus will infect you.

      From Iraq;

      The Islamic tradition requires swift burial, preferably within 24 hours of death. The longer the delay, the more people fear for the soul of the deceased.
      //
      Adding to the problems is the tradition of washing the bodies of people who have just died, which the authorities fear could spread the virus.
      //
      “The coronavirus and pandemics overall cause disruptions of social and religious practices, and it’s not easy to tell people that the coronavirus is stronger than God,” said Omar Dewachi, a professor of medical anthropology at Rutgers University, who was born and brought up in Iraq.
      //
      Quarantining those who are infected imposes a double humiliation in many Iraqi communities. First, it assures that everyone in the neighborhood will learn about the illness. Second, if the victim is an adult male, it signifies that he is no longer able to protect his wife, his children or in the case of an elder brother, his younger siblings, and so has fallen short of fulfilling his role in the family.

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        The Islamic tradition requires swift burial, preferably within 24 hours of death. The longer the delay, the more people fear for the soul of the deceased

        MODA Amarasiri:

        So what happened to the ZAHARAN and his gang who blew in the name of Almighty. We can forget those catholics and Evangelists who blew up with him as they non-believers. who cares about them. It is us we muslims, we muslims, we muslims.
        Zaharan helped muslims by blowing up some non-believers. but, there won’t be mercy from the almighty.
        Zaharan says his Handler wanted him to blew up. but, he was sympathatic towards buddhists. so he blew up his arch enemy Catholics.

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      Justice
      Thanks.
      But you are talking sense to the pig-headed.

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      Justice

      It was taken to please the 69lakhs period so the 2/3 will be voted in for Rajapaksa

      This moslem COVID will disappear just like the wada pethi and wada Doctor once the Election is done

      Nandasena and Maaahinda on the same Modi horse they gallop away happily

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    Most of the Muslims are leaving sri lanka. Once we leave sri lanka will be a poor nation then Sinhalease will fight each other as they somehow need to fight with another community otherwise they are not following Buddah!

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      Ramzy
      Running away is not the solution. Stay and fight with the other minorities. You sat on the fence when the Tamils were being beaten. Wrong strategy.

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    By and large misused of UNO flag by Muslim Personal interest which make allegation against Elected President of Sovereignty country of Sri Lanka and its People. … by UNO person ? Is that right way of resolving of Coronavirus issue.
    By Combat that Coronavirus has to undertaken an unprecedented duties and responsibilities by Elected President of Lankan has safeguard lives of all citizens .

    We followed by WHO guide lines and safeguard Lives of All Sri lankan citizens as whole. We cannot that look after the Islam Sharia law of which is Interest few people! This is Time for that.

    We are nation of 5000 years of civilization of soil of land, having experiences of centuries OLD that than Islam civilization.Given enough FREEDOM for Muslim worshippers in Island several centuries by rules of Island except Colonial rules of that WESTERN dominiations.

    We have given due respect to Islam worshippers in Island last 600 years the time of that King Senerath in of Kandyan Kingdom.Having given shelter and provide land for Muslim inhabitants in many part of island by Buddhist-Sinhalese of majority people of Island communities were support them.

    What is that UNO claim and blame to our sovereignty of democracy by dicater terms and condition of against WHO rules of buried death bodies of Muslim ?

    All in all are political motivated blames by extremist of Islam Terrorist who were behind TERROR attacks by 21/4 of ISIS outlets and local proxies of Islam fundamentalist. Killed 300 citizens and 500 to 600 casualties still no Muslim political parties and leaders are an accountabilities of that?

    We had been respect Muslim living in Island by deeds; do not blame us , that ongoing Coronavirus is crisis has been challenge whole mankind?
    What is that UNO agencies wanted to DO!
    These alligation are nothing more than that ,is they are bully and intervention of Sovereignty above uncharted mandate by UNO agencies?

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    According to the betel wine, some guys who were hiding had thought that people get infected with COVID-19 in the same way like HIV virus. Probably the guy who went to Malaysia might have engaged in extracurricular activities.
    Now there is an ad in TV from Min. of Health saying ‘Meya Samaja Rogayak Nowe’ (This is not a social disease).

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      Eagle Confused Eye,

      Betel vine, not wine, bulath vine.

      “Now there is an ad in TV from Min. of Health saying ‘Meya Samaja Rogayak Nowe’ (This is not a social disease).”

      They all are imbeciles, mean Measured IQ 79, The imbeciles should be given lessons in virology and immunology, instead of lessons in Buddha-Agama, where they learn to prostrate to imbecile monks.

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    The decision of SL Govt shows that Gota-Mahinda-Pohottuwa Government knows much more than WHO and other major countries including India where medical innovations and testing ratio is very high. Mmmmmmm!

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    In the New world order after the end of the Pandemic (hopefully soon), the world will be in economic depression. Poverty and starvation will be the norm and there is likely (as seen in Europe the rise of far right groups) spreading ethnic hatred and blaming refugees and migrants for their economic woes. This has being contained, however history tells us that economic woes trigger revolutions, war and chaos. The key to prevent this for governments/society to respect the rights of all citizens and ensure that their needs are considered rather than dismissed.

    The current dispute appears to have arisen due to expediency (perhaps borne out of fear of the virus). For the UN and the wider world it appears as being targetted against a minority group due to the disregard for international guidelines (and Sri Lanka is a member of the WHO). The government should assure the world wide community that it respects all fellow citizens/Sri Lankans irrespective of their ethnicity, religion etc and should not succumb to hate-filled media/letters/opinions published by extremists as any reversal of decisions will be exploited by extremists claiming victory for one and not another. In this regard, firm action should be taken against extremist views and language in the media (including their publishers).

    I will like it noted that the majority of Sri Lankans are peaceful and law abiding citizens and therefore in the interests of Sri Lanka we should all work together to get the country on track post pandemic.
    Sincere Regards,

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    Gots is a war criminal. He will create war to survive, Muslims will have to be ready, also he will take on the Tamils . This his idea to become a polpot dictator.
    Normal course will be he and his family will destroy the country and the people. He will also get destroyed.

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    Muslims in other part of the world are not crying out for burial rights. Mums, dads, sons, daughters, husbands and wives are being buried and the close kith and kin are not allowed to pay their last respect or even to see the body!

    what is wrong with Sri Lankan Muslims? What uproar over nothing…….
    Desperate times need desperate measures. EVERYTHING TURNS TO POLITICS, RELIGION, RACE AND most of all the toothless UN TOO CHIPS IN when the world is engulfed in an pandemic.

    The Almighty will bestow unbounded mercy on the dead. Muslims in SL will have to pray for the Souls from their homes JUST AS OTHERs, The Christians/Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and the Jains do…
    Why do we need scientific opinions?? The Almighty understands. The merits the dead has accumiliated during his life will finally hold in good stead.
    Almighty’s acceptance of a dead on his merits superceed scientific opinions.
    IS THIS MUSLIM ASSERTION OR A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX?? Is so, May the Almighty come to their aid to bring them back to their sense.

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    The Tamil pastor who came from Swiss to Jaffna and spread Corona virus has now asked his congregation to go to interior villages in Jaffna and establish at least fifty churches in each year, as revealed in his video speech. So in the name of Jesus, people of Jaffna district will get corona in galore by the grace of this pastor, soon. Be prepared !

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      Mayo

      Alelujah. They make the blind see, the lame walk. Why can’t they keep their flock from coronavirus. Good their hypocrisy is exposed. I don’t think this fellow will ever come to Jaffna again except in disguise let alone establish fifty churches. They bribe the poor with foreign goodies. Our strategy should be to end poverty among the people to prevent such nonsense and wipe out caste notions.

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      Mayo! I don’t know the fact about fifty churches a year. However, out of 14 Covid-19 cases found yesterday nearly half of them are from that congregation held by the Swiss pastor!
      Who is going to help the poor families now?

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    Of all the COVID patients reported in Colombo district to date **53%** are from Beruwala. This is an extremely serious situation. Will the Muslim politicians at least now stop talking about their religious rights and help stop the spread of the virus in their community? I suppose that is much to expect. When the community cannot control the spread of the disease even under strict social distancing measures, it is laughable to demand that they be given responsibility to bury infected corpses.

    Thankfully most of the individuals tested positive for COVID in the last couple of days have been identified previously as having had close contact with a COVID patient and have been already isolated. Where are those pundits who said or COVID will not spread in SL due to high temperature now? Who said curfew was unnecessary in SL? We are going through the hottest months of the year at the moment. This disease spreads like wildfire regardless of whether climate is hot or cold. The only thing keeping things under control at the moment is heroic efforts by the community healthcare workers, military, local epidemiologists and the like. Instead of supporting this national effort Muslims politicians are behaving like Shylocks demanding their pound of flesh. Utterly disgusting behavior. No sense social responsibility or solidarity with other people in the country.

    Then again there was this comical effort by Yasmin Suka to paint the involvement military as militarization of governance. For god sake this is the same in other countries. Who does this woman think built field hospitals in London and New York if not the military? In fact in the UK soldiers are helping drive ambulances.

    All parties, be they journalists, human rights activist or politicians who are playing politics and other nefarious games with this national emergency should be condemned by society.

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      Should be Kaluthara district not Colombo district. Anyway, both Colombo and Kaluthara now have about 45 cases each and Beruwala has 31 (close to 70% of the cases in Kaluthara). So the situation has become worse.

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    Muslims: when bombs, missiles fell in Afghanisthan, Iraq, Libya, sudan, Yeman people were burned and burried and went into pieces. That is your bossom frineds. How did the almighty feel ? Very happy ?. why did not you ask and discuss about Burial rights at that time. Please shoot and kill them and then we can bury them and not burning, killing, breaking into pieces and burying at the same time.
    OR IS THIS RITUAL UNIQUE TO SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS WHO SEEM TO BE VERY SPECIAL.

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    STILL NO ONE TOLD ME WHERE IN THE QURAN THIS IS WRITTEN ?

    Is it a desert custom ?

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    One Female sinhala buddhist Journalist says, Only three muslims died out of covid-19. all others are burried. YET, the cremation of these three dead is an issue to Muslims and OHCHR of UN is in arms on that. they are perpetrators and in this case, they are the eternal victims,. It is just like LTTE Tamils. I think, that is what the HANDLER wants.
    anyway, 10% is the muslim population 50% of deaths are muslims. 65% of the dead are not buddhists in a country where 75% is buddhists (This is how one country produces statistics).

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    We don’t want the freaking UN to tell us what to do. But throw a bone in our direction – like a word of praise once in a while over some trivial thing we manage to accomplish. We’ll then go crazy and brag about it on TV to fool our stupid people.

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    For the Sri Lankan President Gota, directives have to come from China or the UN . He has no common sense and respect for the values of other religious people other than Buddhists culture of Buddhists is to bury the corpse then they wol;d have done buried the body for the Mulisn COVID 18 case

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    what got Cremation or burring to do with religion?
    COVID 19 has no religion,
    To get rid of it close all the possibilities of getting effected, once effected, cure or destroy the remains without leaving it to spread no body knows much about this deadly virus and how it can spread.

    I’m wondering why WHO could not stop spreading of COVID 19? and still giving instructions to poor countries. And it is clear that WHO is stil do not know the gravity of the unknown danger, as a nation we should what is right for the people, not what is right for believers.

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      WHO is not your local hospital.
      It can only educate people on health issues and healing. It can help in a crisis, but has no resources to operate on a global scale.
      If you take warnings seriously, you save yourself.

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    If WHO is helping China to spread Covid 19, and If UN is following WHO.? according to USA leader,

    Whom we should follow to get rid of this deadly virus, believes or actions?

    Please put all those religious believes (Buddhist,Muslim , catholic, etc.,).
    Find the best solution and implement it,

    In Sri Lanka so far so good,
    We are one nation, Sri Lankans, remember that.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/15/trump-turns-against-who-to-mask-his-own-stark-failings-on-covid-19-crisis

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    So, tell us if the tube wells, water systems, agriculture etc in Sri Lanka get contaminated from burying dead covid-19 bodies – what is your solution, what can you personally do to address this? WHO has given only general guidelines. It is not a rule that all countries have to follow. In Ecuador covid-19 dead bodies are lying on the roads, what is UN/WHO guideline for this and what is your solution? Senali

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    Please send the bodies to United nations in New York.They can give proper burial in side their compound.

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