14 November, 2018

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Return Of Saffron Violence?

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

“Ven. Ampitiye Sumanaratne Thero of Mangalaramaya temple in Ampara walks in to the residence of the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Nazeer Ahamed and threatens him over the despicable incident in Sampur school function”

Later, The venerable Thero leads a protest in Ampara shouting “Para Thambiya, Para Thambiya”.

The Editor of “SUNDAY (IRIDA) DIVAINA” in his editorial on 29th May 2016 calls for the slaying of Nazeer Ahamed (Chief Minister) by the father of the child who was accidentally hit and offer the decapitated head to Governor of the Eastern Province – Austin Fernando.

What a wonderful world!!

What is wrong with Sri Lanka? Where are we heading as a nation? Has the saffron brigade been revived by ……? President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the architects of Yahapalanaya need to wake up from their deep slumber. Many risked their lives for regime change and do not want the same wine in a different glass. Do we need more violence than what we have seen during the 30 years of ethnic strife? The international community and Sri Lanka’s vibrant civil society that has been supporting the reconciliation process with the Northern Tamil population is silent on the attack on the Muslim community. Aluthgama/Beruwela is a forgotten story.

The Yahapalanaya revolution in January 2015 that brought the opposition’s common candidate Maithripala Sirisena to power as President was celebrated as the end of the racist campaign of the Rajapaksa regime which nurtured extremist Buddhist monks to unleash violence with impunity against the Muslims and evangelical Christians. A large number of moderate Sinhala Buddhists and almost the entire minority communities voted against the racist regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had the illusion that he could win elections by pampering to Buddhist extremism and alienated the minorities. He without a doubt was considered the savior of the nation by almost all Sri Lankans (including the Muslims) and was reelected for his second term with an unprecedented majority against another hero of the war against terror, Sarath Fonseka. He learnt his bitter lesson and miserably failed in his third attempt in January 9th 2015, due to his racist and dictatorial attitude towards the nation.

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), which was the creation of the Rajapaksa hegemony, went underground immediately after the elections because they lost the immunity that was offered by the Rajapaksa regime. The multiple court cases against Ven. Gnanasara Thero and BBS have kept them busy, attending to their legal battles. Their attempt to regroup has failed miserably, especially after their contempt of court charges filed by the bold Homagama magistrate.

This has given rise to a new lot of saffron robed extremist monks, who are attempting to come in to the limelight through a racist agenda. The desperate common opposition led by the Mahinda faction in parliament has started playing the racist card once more, provoking Buddhist extremism. They are using multiple fronts to attack minorities, especially the Tamils and Muslims after their dismal performance at the MAY DAY rally in Kirulapone, in the hope that they can harness the vote bank of the Buddhists.

These evil forces have now also been unleashed to create hate and target the Muslims and evangelical Christians with the hope that the international community and, especially the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) would notice it and impose sanctions on Sri Lanka that would lead to the collapse of our economy. A simple ban on the import of Sri Lankan labour to the Middle East would drive the majority of our population to the streets – literally begging for their next meal. The income from our ‘slave’ labour is estimated to be around 6-7 billion US Dollars per annum.

The Buddhist extremists are forgetting that a number of Muslim nations came to the support of the Rajapaksa regime in their fight against the Liberation Tigers Thamil Eelam (LTTE). Libya, Pakistan and Iran played a major role in providing military hardware. It was even suspected that Pakistani pilots were flying sorties to destroy the LTTE arsenal. Many other Arab Muslim nations provided financial support. The only friends Sri Lanka had at the UNHCR in Geneva at the time were Muslim nations. Today, the Sinhala Buddhist extremists have forgotten the Muslim contribution to the government’s war efforts and branded them as aliens to the nation. Many Muslim intelligence officers sacrificed their lives throughout the war. Only the security forces know their contributions, because most of them were intelligence operatives who could not be exposed to the public.

A few incidents involving Muslim citizens of Sri Lanka are being highlighted as crimes committed by the entire Muslim community. The irresponsible behavior of the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Nazeer Ahamed, which was totally condemned by the Muslim community, is being presented as a Muslim person insulting the Sinhala forces of the Sinhala nation, implying that the Muslim citizens do not belong to Sri Lanka. A forgotten fact is the behavior of the army goon squad of Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sarath Fonseka and violence against public servants and forces by Mervyn Silva, Wimal Weerawansa and Nishantha Muthuhettigamage (amongst many others). Their insults of the police and armed forces have never been branded as Sinhala Buddhist excesses. Only Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed’s action is being branded as an act of treachery by a Muslim.

There has been numerous incidents of conflict and violence at parents teachers meeting in hundreds of schools, but a simple incident at Madawala Muslim Maha Vidyalaya, where a Sinhala teacher who had sided with the Muslim principal was “screamed at” by a Muslim person. This had nothing to do with religion or race but today some news and social media platforms have twisted it as a racial attack on a Buddhist.

Muslim miscreants, who were drunk after a Perahara in Mahiyangana had damaged a Buddhist flag in their drunken stupor. This incident too is twisted as a racially motivated attack on Buddhism. It was the Muslims who had caught these youth and handed them over to the police. They have been remanded for two weeks and yet extremist Buddhists is branding it as a crime against Buddhism by the entire Muslim community.

Some Buddhist monks, who are going around intimidating Muslims, have formed themselves in to vigilante groups. One such group is demanding the cessation of the renovation of a mosque down Bhatiya Mawatha, Dehiwela. The building plans and the renovation has been approved by the local authority, the Dehiwela Mount Lavinia municipal council. Some local politicians along with these monks have marched in to the mosque under police protection and intimated the trustees of the mosque to stop the construction. The Police who are supposed to protect and maintain law and order are providing protection to this vigilante group. The complaint of trespassing in to private property has not been entertained.

Law and order in the country has been deteriorating since the decade long rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Majority of the Sri Lankans of all races expected the war winning President, Mahinda Rajapaksa to pave the way for a reconciled Sri Lanka in 2009. Regretfully, he pampered Buddhist extremism due to his greediness for continued political office. Racism has now been rooted out amongst a fair number of Sinhala Buddhists, who fear dominance of the minority community. The Muslims are even accused of strategically increasing their population to make Sri Lanka a Muslim state. The population ratio of Muslims has remained the same since 1891. There is no doubt that the majority of the Buddhists are peace-loving citizens, but they have no voice in the presence of these extremists. The behavior of some of these thugs is a disgrace to the noble teachings of Lord Buddha.

There is a need for the government to take the bull by the horns. No vigilante group should be allowed to intimidate anyone, law and order needs to be maintained. Their failure will force the country to be a divided nation that would have serious repercussions on the envisaged development and progress that all Sri Lankans hope for.

Religion should be a private affair and remain so. An elected government should not favour any religion to another. We, the people of Sri Lanka need to come forward as one Sri Lankan nation, devoid of differences in religion, race, cast or creed. This responsibility is not with the government alone but with every individual, religious and political leader. This is easily attainable if every citizen commits to this noble goal.

The new constitution making process needs to ensure that all communities in Sri Lanka have the same rights and religious freedom to practice the religion of their choice.

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  • 9
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    The question is what was the security staff (armed) of CM, EPC were
    doing when the monk followed by his thugs approaching the CM’s res
    -dence. Why did they not barricade the area and why did they not
    raise their guns and kept the unruly crowd at bay on sensing danger
    to CM’s and inmates lives. Think that new IGP, who wants to maintain law & order in the country at any cost, has a big question to answer.

    Wonder, will there be an official inquiry and monk punished for unlaw-
    fully entering the residence of the CM, who holds the rank of a minister or above. The incident is shocking and presume this is not a fabricated story as Buddhism does not preach such acts, specially by preachers of the same religion . The monk forced himself to the resi-
    dence, with total disregard to law & order, to inquire about an incident happened in a Tamil speaking Muslim school, practising Islam as the religion. The International community (IC), who kept praising the SL Govt.since inception, for taking democratic approaches in bringing peace to the county, have started asking questions from the govt. on failures in providing good governess.

    • 12
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      This monk is a stud and a drunkard who stole electricity and was never charged in any court of law even though he was caught in the act. Welcome to the wonder of Asia

  • 20
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    if the monk has broken the law he should be arrested just like anyone else.Unless we make it crystal clear that robes are not a immunity from prosecution,the country will go to the monks.

  • 22
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    Compare this to why J.S. Tissanayakam was charged, convicted and sentences for 20 years and you will see the farce of this stupid Sinhala Buddhist state.

  • 23
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    Chief minister acted as a asshole, but the monk acting
    Like a monkey doesn’t seem to uphold the vinaya of Buddhism.

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    All muslims in Sri Lanka must realize,the country and the natiornal has survived as a soveriegn and unitary state from many internal and external barbaric campaigns due to the sacrifices made by the monks of saffron robes not because of a single Muslim in Sri Lanka. Have you ever read or seen a record that Muslim man or a woman has sacrificed any thing to protect our unbroken boundaries or the sovereignty of Sri Lanka. The Muslims just there to protect their vested interest as they cannot go back to Kerala, Tamil Nadu or the few who came from Morocco. So Mr. Mr. Hilmy, do not bark at the Sinhalese the founders of Sri Lanka and the guardians; the Buddhist Bikkhu. You are of the same caliber of CM of eastern province, but you are a guest of our home; Sri Lanka.If any Muslim wants to clarify what I have stated , please feel free to respond.

    • 20
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      Nothing gives a right to this [Edited out] to go around abusing people or using abusive language against a whole group of Muslims.

      Everyone is getting on the case of the CM but failing to realize that anyone even the Pope or the Mahanayake if pushed enough will crack at a certain point. We know the center has been undermining the N/E CM from day one and the forces act like they are the rulers of these provinces. If there is any action to be taken then this is what has to be investigated and corrective action taken for the common good.

      There is no reason to put a man or women in uniform on a pedestal. They like everyone of us chose a profession no one forced them and they knew the risks and were handsomely compensated, even their children were able to get into good schools because of the uniform. So cut the crap and look at human beings like human beings.

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        Hey Burt; My comments were not edited at all. Thank you “Colombo Telegraph” for observing impartiality and observing the highest ethical standard for accommodating my comments. Burt, I am not a paid agent of divisive forces operating in Sri Lanka. I am fortunate enough to live a comfortable life far away from Sri Lanka. But I am a keen observer of Sri Lankan Affairs and say what is right what is not right, You on the other hand have deliberately denigrate our heroes who rescued my (our) birth place from the clutches of barbaric terrorist movement. If any one had joined the military forces for money and good schools for their kids, why didn’t Muslims also join the army for the same reasons. With absolute pride I may say, it is always poor, but gutsy heroic Sinhalese youth who came forward, including members of my family to rescue our nation from the internal and external enemy forces. Not for a piece of bread. Burt you know nothing about patriotism and protection of Buddhism in our nation. We Sinhalese collectively put our men and women on a pedestal, but we will never compromise our values for reasons that you have stated. So do not bring your humbug theory about “Human beings”. That is what we did hitherto. But you have taken undue advantages and bent on destroying our heritage, culture and values and finally our nation in a shrewd manner while preaching some doctrine even true Islam has rejected.

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          Ranbandu, you are just another stupid sinhalese

          Your patriotic Sinhala (soldier) youth are the ones who smuggled petrol, kerosene, and pen torch batteries for LTTE to make the Jhonny mines. You say, they didn’t join the army for money, but most of them were drug addicts and the army provided them their shots everyday, so they didn’t care about anything. Just ask an service man and they will confirm. You say, there were no Muslims in the army. They were our worst enemy because they were all in the intelligence units that intercepted LTTE communication because they spoke all three languages, they were the chosen ones for intelligence. Even today, there are over 10,000 Muslims spying on the Tamis.

          • 8
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            Wow that superior Tamil brain has gone into overdrive. Keep taking the tablets. All nations have traitors but the biggest traitor in the war was a Tamil, Karuna.

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              kuddu faith modaya Once a crusader is born always a crusader.
              The sinha_le buddha copied the hybrid version from the pirating Yankees.
              Dali was right about it.
              stay under the Uncle Tom jack boot.
              Money is plucked from trees.
              US$ 3 billion in bonds due soon why worry!

        • 10
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          Ranbandu,

          No matter where you are living, you
          still seem to have the illogical, narrow minded,
          intolerant and communal mentality
          of the backward Sri Lankan.

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          Ranbandu

          Looks like you have not learned your history lessons properly. At least read the Mahavamsa, it very clearly explains your (Sinhala) origin.

          The North Indian bandit prince Vijay (the father of the Sinhala race) and his 700 men who were exiled from India (Sinhapura) and they landed in Lanka. Do you know what happened to the pre-populations (the native aboriginals) that already lived in the island of Lanka (those that you wrongly believe as “Hela”, tribes of Lanka?

          Very similar to what happened to the aboriginals/natives of Australia and North America, Vijay and his men annihilated most of those aboriginals (including Kuveni) and the remnant had been driven (escaped) into the jungles and become Veddas. Later he (Vijay) married a Pandyan princess of Madurai, South India and his men were given in marriage to the Pandyan maidens. The Sinhalese people are made up of half North Indian and half South Indian and the poor Veddhas (the original natives) had to live in the jungle forever.

          If you find it difficult to get a copy of the Mahavamsa, then at least watch the Sinhala movie Vijaya Kuweni. The full movie is available free on-line.

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          “Burt, I am not a paid agent of divisive forces operating in Sri Lanka.”
          Never said or implied this. How you came to this conclusion is beyond me.
          “I am fortunate enough to live a comfortable life far away from Sri Lanka.”
          So are the majority on this forum. So what’s your point?

          “You on the other hand have deliberately denigrate our heroes who rescued my (our) birth place from the clutches of barbaric terrorist movement.”
          This is your subjective opinion and do have a right to it but in no way can you deny my right.

          “If any one had joined the military forces for money and good schools for their kids, why didn’t Muslims also join the army for the same reasons.”
          Muslims did join even after the state was prioritizing Sinhala recruitment. Please do your homework, not only did they join they fought and died on the battle field. Because they are a minority and less were recruited the visibility is not there unless your looking for it.
          “You on the other hand have deliberately denigrate our heroes “
          If ‘YOU” cannot accept the truth: that is “YOUR” problem not mine.

          “With absolute pride I may say, it is always poor, but gutsy heroic Sinhalese youth who came forward, including members of my family to rescue our nation from the internal and external enemy forces.”
          I agree only to the first part that it was the poor Sinhala lad that went into the front line. They dint join for some heroic reason but poverty and reasonable guaranteed wage dictated it.

          “Not for a piece of bread. Burt you know nothing about patriotism and protection of Buddhism in our nation.”
          Why don’t you brush-up on your history and see who the real traitors were then and now. I bet it wont be the Tamils, Muslims or Burghers.

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        Jehan and I use the same word and mine is edited while the other is not. ????

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      Ranbandu,

      I’m Sinhalese, and I say to you, get lost!
      Sri Lanka is a piece of land home to anyone who lives there.
      It doesn’t belong to the Sinhalese. Welcome to the 21st century!

    • 9
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      Ranbandu, could you please name one Monk who has made this sacrifice you brag about. On the other hand, the Muslims as a community has paid the ultimate price for being patriotic to the Nation. The entire Muslim population of the North were driven out by the LTTE, because they refused to join the LTTE in separating the country, Many were killed and thousands lost everything. The same thing happened in the east. Hundreds were massacred while they were praying. All this because THEY REFUSED TO SUPPORT THE LTTE in separating the country. What were you or your saffron robes doing? Making money by supplying banned items to the LTTE. Your god Mahinda Rajapaksa made the butcher of Muslims, Karuna Amman a minister and the vice president of the SLFP. Now you decide who has been patriotic to the country, and what the Muslims have contributed. If the Muslims had sided with the Tamils, there wouldn’t be a country for your saffron robed thugs to talk about.

      Anyway, Majority of these guys who live off the peoples benevolence. They are a bunch of crooks, which you as a Buddhist will not know, because they have “Thambi” friends to demand their fried beef and gallons of arrack.

      • 11
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        Arrogant [Edited out] Muslims supported the Sinhalese to marginalise the Tamils and gained immense advantage. This is why they still do not want any just Tamil rights or self determination granted. The largely dirt poor northern Muslim hardly owning any land at all were not the exception to this. They was nothing innocent about them. They were acting like a fifth column and spying for the Sinhalese armed forces. This why the LTTE chased them away.
        Like the Sinhalese the Tamils have every right to self determination. Do not compare us to your selfish inward looking backstabbing, largely low caste Dravidian Indian Tamil immigrant population from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, that no one likes and distrusts. Even the ones who migrated from Kerala were not ethnic Malayali Mapila Muslims but ethnic Tamil Muslims who had migrated to Kerala a few centuries ago.
        Trying to pathetically to claim a fake Arab/Moorish origin for your largely low caste immigrant Indian Tamil community from Tamil Nadu/Kerala . Will not work. We know your game connive with the Sinhalese in order to steal our lands for your future Salafist haven. There is noting patriotic or high minded about your motives but pure evil and selfishness
        There is nothing noble or good about a people who deliberately deny their real origins history culture and language. They basically cannot be trusted and this is your community

      • 13
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        As per your comment, Muslims supporting Sinhalese committing genocide on the island’s Tamils is an act of patriotism, however when the same Sinhalese turn on the island’s Muslims it is a crime and you are imploring the Sinhalese not to turn on the Muslims as they were co partners with the Sinhalese in the marginalisation of the island’s Tamils and their genocide, so deserve a far better treatment.
        What a jerk. From the various articles and comments posted by many Muslims on CT, I come to the conclusion that this is what most of the island’s Muslims think and your opinion is not isolated.
        Discrimination killing and marginalising the island’s Tamils is fine, as long it is not a Muslim.

    • 4
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      Wow! The arrogance of false superiority!!

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      Ranbandu,

      You are simply a 100% imbecile! You need to be thankful to the Brits who amalgamated the three separate nations into a single unit in 1838. This is how you Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists gained control over the Tamils! Your ilk along with the destructive monks will ensure that SL will remain as a country with potentials but will remain stagnant! You will not succeed in subjugating the Tamils in particular!

    • 3
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      [Edited out], have u ever use u r damn brain…please get help…

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      We were not a Unitary state for more than few 1000 years prior to the British making to so for administrative reasons. The Sinhale speaking people who like every race is hugely mixed North Indian, South Indian etc are merely the majority. There were even officers who followed Muslim religion who died fighting for the state during the last ethnic riots . You must be living in another planet

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        Hey Jamal Kaakah; Go and tell this to your Muslim wife not to Sinhalese. One day you will claim that Sri Lanka was founded by illegitimate traders arrived in the country after the birth of other known Prophets.

  • 9
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    I wonder why that stupid Buddhist ‘monk’ is wearing robes, if he
    is no different to a volatile lay person. For some kind of power and
    or a desire to be worshipped?
    The state of Buddhism in Sri Lanka!

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      From Wikipedia:-
      “A MONK is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be a person who decided to dedicate his life to serving all other living beings, or to be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live his life in prayer and contemplation.”

      Lankan; Please do not call this Disgraceful Imposter, a ‘Buddhist’ or a ‘MONK’.

      Wonder who provides the food that makes him so Aggressive!

      • 0
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        Probably an overdose of viagra. Ask people around his temple, he is a real stud in the area. The Sinhala women dare not reveal his sex mania because he is surrounded by thugs

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        There is no doubt that brother Hilmi has stepped on some ugly toes. When he boldly challenges the Yahapalanaya to address the hate campaign, comments in CT are even more racist. Shows how much hate there is in this forum. Hilmi is being accused of calling all Buddhist racists when he has clearly stated that the majority are not. Some people have a way of lying to provoke teh stupid.

  • 4
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    Burt, an excellent, to the point comment mate.Also well done Hilmy Ahamed.

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      Hey Taha Jiffry; is that how you want to respond from Australia. As usual you are a coward

  • 12
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    This article is full of lies!!! this should be corrected.

    So here are some facts…
    SRI LANKA IS A BUDDHIST COUNTRY just as Britain is a Chistian Country, India is Hindu country, Pakistan is a Muslim country.

    Sri Lanka’s Muslim population is close to 3 million, 95% Muslims are dis honest.

    Ashroff destroyed the Buddhist heritage and Muslimised the Easton province e.g: Muhudumahavihara had 300 acres but now it has less than 7 acres, Digavapiya was destroyed. Ashroff had nerves to this in the Buddhist Country.

    Rishad has destroyed the Wilpathuwa national forrest and built illegal settlements for illegal migrants.

    Minority Buddhist have been discriminated by Muslim goons in EP.
    Just as Saudi Arabian government favor Islam and why would the SL government should favor Buddhism. How many Buddhist temples are in Saudi?

    BBS was formed under America’s instruction. It’s BBS who woke up the sleeping Sinhalese to let them know that their country had been Muslimised aggressively over the past 30 years, so more power BBS.

    SL Muslims have took unfair advantage of Sinhalese’s compassion and generosity.

    Sinhalese should learn to be cunning as Muslims and ‘let them taste their own medicine’.

    Hilmy Ahamed, don’t forget that you Muslims enjoy the free health service, free education, and other free goodies because SL maids slave their labor in Middle East.

    During the recent flood Muslim politician and mosques only help the Muslims.

    Thank you media and Internet that Sinhalese are aware of Muslim’s shenanigans.

    p.s: Good Muslim who are loyal to Sinhala-Buddhist no need to be offended by the comment.

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      David Batta, Sri Lanka is a secular nation as per its constitution and it belongs to everyone who live here, including the original inhabitants of this land – The Veddahs. If you cannot live with it, go kiss Gnanasara’s asse

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      If the Sri Lankan Muslims are considered as outsiders then everyone else in Sri Lanka other than the Veddas are also outsiders. The Muslims in Sri Lanka also have the same rights as the Sinhalese and the Tamils.

      The Sinhalese should not forget that their forefather Vijaya and the 700 criminals were deported from India and made to drift in the Bay of Bengal and by chance landed in the island Sri Lanka which belonged to the Veddas.

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        But Muslims and Sinhalese have joined hands to kill loot and ethnically steal the Tamilised Vedda of the east and ultimately steal their land.

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    Great work Venerable Thero!!! More power to you!! Cunning, dishonest, and invasive Muslims need to be tamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      [Edited out]

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    [Edited out]

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    It is time that a multi religious committee is formed under the president and PM to study the onslaught of communal tensions and ensure that there are early warning mechanisms to address this. Laws have to be passed to prosecute anyone who promotes racism irrespective whether they are in Saffron robes. Thorbes or cloak.

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    A small section of militant Muslims did offer unnecessary provocation to the Sinhalese and the country during the Halal controversy. But all that is history. They have since apologised.
    The entire Muslim community cannot be held responsible for that misdemeanour. However, if a single Muslim is hurt in any part of the country presently, the State has no right to claim itself a responsible entity – capable of providing safety and security guaranteed under the Constitution to each and every citizen.

    The dangerous behaviour of this unbuddhistic priest Ampitiye Sumanaratne Thero must be rightly condemned. The language this man of religion used was the vulgar language of the gutter. The law must be applied to all law breakers irrespective of class, creed or religion. Otherwise, our laws become no different to the laws of the Jungle – as they were under the Rajapakse truant regime.

    Muslim writers in these pages should also exercise a great deal of caution in their language. Distortion of facts can lead to unnecessary tension. The Writer’s contention “The population ratio of Muslims has remained the same since 1891” is false and calculated to deceive. The unnatural and sudden increase of the Muslim population in recent times in the country is there for all to see. This is one fact that bothers the Sinhalese. Massaging statistics is not going to help. Sinhalese see what happened in the Maldives and in the Eastern Province and are, understandably, concerned.

    There is little doubt the increase of tension among communities is also the result of some irresponsible Muslim Writers in the country and in these pages. One of whom is so reviled it is good to see he appears to have been since disciplined. The trouble appears to be the man is entrusted with a column every week in an English daily. That Writer, therefore, has to find issues to retain reader attention every week. In the process, he steps on the corns of other communities delving into sensitive issues in which he has absolutely no expertise. For example, he recently wrote an article advising Tamilnadu what it should vis-à-vis the Sri Lankan Tamil issue. But his facts were so faulty and porous he did not even know the present population of Tamilnadu. While the figure is 72 million, the man made a fool of himself and wrote the number as 60 million. He has made many such blunders earlier.

    Backlash

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      Ranbandu, you are just another stupid sinhalese

      Your patriotic Sinhala (soldier) youth are the ones who smuggled petrol, kerosene, and pen torch batteries for LTTE to make the Jhonny mines. You say, they didn’t join the army for money, but most of them were drug addicts and the army provided them their shots everyday, so they didn’t care about anything. Just ask an service man and they will confirm. You say, there were no Muslims in the army. They were our worst enemy because they were all in the intelligence units that intercepted LTTE communication because they spoke all three languages, they were the chosen ones for intelligence. Even today, there are over 10,000 Muslims spying on the Tamis.

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      Back lash, I have said “proportionate population growth” The SInhala Buddhist were 61% in 1891 and the Muslims were 7.1. Today, the Sinhala population is around 74 and the Muslims 9.1%. The Tamil population has reduced due to migration and death due to the war, so that reduction is visible in the increase in Muslim and Sinhala population. I am not an expert in census and statistics, and I will accept being corrected.

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        You have forgotten the deportation of Indian Tamils, which brought the Tamil population down in the first instance. This further reduced due to murder and Expulsion of Ceylon Tamils.
        You cannot deny that Muslims were aiding and abetting Sinhalese to carry out these. Now the Muslims are carrying out ethnic cleansing of Tamils in entire eastern province and border areas of northern province to effect a demographic alteration. Muslims who are screaming about Jews displacing Arabs in Palestine are commiting the same offence to Tamils in north and east.

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          A kali_paete is a caliphate when there is others resources to plunder.

          they have always screwed your sociolinguistic emotions- as easy as that or else what can you expect from buying and selling immigrants?

          the dumb emotional Tamils know only lessons of the gun bum.

          they move easily like the majority of Tamils outside of peninsula. and even easier with burka and thoppi that is the cover given by thoppi catholic papa.

          who else loves casinos and harem?? harami!

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          Dr. G.S,
          I agree with you for this, and with all your earlier comments, in this matter.

          The more I read all other comments, the more I am convinced that Sri Lanka needs a Secular Constitution like in the world’s largest democracy, our giant neighbour to the north, India.
          The Indian Model of “Federalism” too, is working well.

          I may be dreaming, but one is permitted this luxury, in situations like this, in one’s place/nation of birth.

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      “Ven. Ampitiye Sumanaratne Thero of Mangalaramaya temple in Ampara is the one who got caught with an illegal electrical connection from the CEB. He was caught redhanded and check the video below how he abuses the CEB electricians. This is how this guy is preaching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mocWrfDLK5Y

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        Omar,

        The thero and other poor Sinhalese weren’t given the electricity by the area’s Muslim authority. Muslims cheat the CEB big time. CEB have made great loses in Easton Province because of Muslims in that province.

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    The best bana I have ever heard. Please listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2kkZfb5uM0

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    Hilmy mate, your Thambi or is it Aiyam threatens a naval Officer in front of the public.

    If your Thambi did that in the Diaspora lands in the West ,he would have been mince meat.

    Just imagine if our stupid Sira gives you a Homeland too.

    We will have to do a Cyprus…

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      Sumanasekara,

      We all know what a hypocritical moron you are.
      It was inappropriate behaviour alright, but
      nothing to put a racial twist on. How about
      the disgusting behaviour of your Sinhalese
      crooks like Weerawansa? Have you ever condemned them?
      Typical racist moron

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      KASumanasekara

      AKSumanasekara Sallam Alaikum

      ” Hilmy mate, your Thambi or is it Aiyam threatens a naval Officer in front of the public.

      If your Thambi did that in the Diaspora lands in the West ,he would have been mince meat.”

      Two muslim men decapitated a british soldier in east london last year. I am sure you are aware of it.
      Ofcourse they were charged in the courts and sentenced for life.
      That ofcourse in the UK.

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    First seed of terrorism by yellow robes shooting the SWRD it will continue look at the mind set of privileged people still we are visitors look at London they elected a Mayer regardless.now campaigning to stay in EU PM is conservative and the mayer is labour but for the benefit of people they leave race party politics.

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    Also to think why CM was there without invitation if it was renovated by Navy it’s goes credit to them.they do a lot.

    Why he wants to be in stage now only we know he is the CM never knows before still thinking Pillayan look at the north no tangible contribution but making revaluation

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      Murugan

      Whose funds does the forces (Navy) use? State funds belong to the people. The CM is the representative of the people in that region. He had the right to be there.

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    There is no question the buddhist monk is acting like an [Edited out]. He single handedly saved the political thug Naseer ahamed.

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      Sach,

      For once a rational statement from you

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    It is completely reverse discrimination minority bullying the majority.

    when the cheif minister ridiculed the navy officer peoples’ comment were treat the chief minister was unprofessional but treat him professionally.

    Now a monk has talked against the chief minister, minority is pi$$ed off.

    Monks now how the forces got killed in order to save the country. where was these politicians and minorities when the fire was burning.

    they were just silent. Now, they are the most vocal.

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      Jim Softy,

      A monk should behave like a monk, not a thug.
      Stupid backward Sri Lankans…

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    I honestly feel that there is no point in dragging entire Muslim community for a blunder committed by one who seems mentally sick with superiority complex and on the other hand sinhalese and Buddhist monks for one monk reacting exactly like the CM . BOTH behaviour unacceptable All concerned must take this incident as a lesson to avoid recurrence. Tankyou.

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    The monk has not broken the Law. He spoke to the CM in an unmonkly tone flagging his finger. Obviously he is hiding under robes to do this as he knows he is safe.. It is for the CM to make a complaint to the police but if he feels it is not necessary then there is nothing more you can do about it

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    Oh wow, very good response for my brief observations. This is my last response. Do not ever challenge the legitimacy of founders (THE SINGHLESE) of Sri Lanka. Hilmy Ahmed and other purveyors of misinformation, spin doctors of information must know that they cannot get away with manufactured information to justify their campaign to malign Buddhist and Sinhalese. Our history does not start in 1891. The nation of Sinhalese was established in 543 BC. ISLAM (Prophet Mohammed, Peace be upon him) was not even born. So there was no doubt about non existence of any Muslim in Sri Lanka. Those who denigrate us including ill informed few Sinhalese and Tamils and Muslims must understand., SINHALA means SINHA + HELA. Hela including Veddhas was the indigenous people of Sri Lanka. Sinha are the people who arrived from VANGA kingdom in North East India, The leader of this SINHA clan was Vijaya. Vijaya with the help of Kuweni a Hela princes defeated Hela forces and established the nation now known as SRI LANKA. In order to unify and avoid future conflicts between Sinha and Hela clan, Prnice Vijaya declared that all the people living in his land as SINHA+HELA= SINHELA.Prince Vijaya became King Vijaya and established his kingdom officially in 543 BC. Official religion was that of King Vijaya; HINDUISM. Buddhism arrived in 307 BC, during King Devanampiyatissa. Since that time the official religion of Kingdom of Sri Lanka was Buddhism until Western colonialist destroy the place of Buddhism. Hilmy’s assertions to percentage muslims (1891) refers to the darkest period of Sri Lanka under Colonial powers.Buddhism will be preserved in Sri Lanka. Every king from Devanapiyatissa to Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe were Buddhists and their primary duty was to protect Buddhism. Lets not make any mistake on this as I do not have any substantial thing to say about our local political leaders except Late D.S.Senanayake. Muslims in Sri Lanka antagonize Buddhist monks through various provocations. These Muslims are guided by the people like Hilmy Ahmed and CM of Eastern province; there are so many others. You all Muslims must understand Sinhalese are very hospitable kind people, You have arrived in Sri Lanka as guest workers, merchants and some as kallathonis (Boat people from south India). We welcome you but do not try to hoodwink us with misinterpreted history and some statistics. People like CM of Eastern province should never be in any responsible position in modern Sri Lanka. There are so many others they are like “Tail of the Dog”. It is ok some time the tail gets carried away to think it is superior.

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      My Dear Ranbadu,

      Thank you for your history lesson. You have conveniently forgotten to mention that you have Hindu blood in you through vijaya and a mermaid named Kuweni who had the blood of the native Veddha’s. Its hybrid isn’t it? You also have forgotten Ellala and other tamils who ruled you. Yes, my forefathers came here to trade with the kind hearted kings and natives, but how did some of their decedents become street thugs. Devanampiyatissa must be turning in his grave at the thought of the present day Ampitiye Sumanaratnes.

      For your information, the Muslims unlike the Indian Tamils did not come here as guest workers. My forefathers came here to teach economics and business to the illiterate natives. The kings you name including Sri Wickramarajasinghe welcomed the arabs with open arms, because he could not trust the treacherous sinhalese to give him medication. The Muslims were the chosen ones and the best of your women were given to them in marriage. That is probably the reson why you hate us so much. So, my friend, you are my half brother. That is how much SINHA LE we have. It is as much as yours because you got your blood mixed with Hindu ViJaya and we have ours mixed with arab Muslims.

      Anyway, lets meet up, have a cup of coffee and discuss our origins. You would be surprised how closely related we are. I am probably more Sinhalese, because I have a Ge’ name, do you?

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        Opps!
        I heard Ranbanda jumped into a well.
        Good news: it was shallow and empty.
        This guy cant get a break. :)

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        Hilmy Ahmed, like most Muslim writers, implies here he is of Arab extraction. In that case, where did the very large number of
        Muslims in their present population of over a million come from.
        Why do they talk in the Tamil language instead of Arabic?
        Who is trying to fool whom?

        Backlash

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          Dear Backlash,

          This question of majority of Muslims speaking Tamil has been asked by many. The answer is simple. the arabs were the only traders in pearls in the gulf of Mannar. They began to learn Tamil as there were Indian Muslim pearl divers diving for the pearls and they spoke Tamil. To this day, there are some decedents of the pearl fishing community in Marrachkutti, but with the 30 year war, this trade has diminished. So, the arabs were forced to learn Tamil to conduct this lucrative business. Further, the arabs were not crusaders, but traders and they didn’t carry the Quran or other books from the middle east because Arabic was not known in this part of the world. South India which had a large number of Muslims had books and our Quran written in Tamil. This Tamil was known as ARABIC TAMIL (Arabu-tamil) So, with the influence the Indian pearl fishing community had over the locals, books were brought from India, thus the influence of the Tamil language amongst the Muslims. The Muslims in the South, until recently spoke very little Tamil. They knew only Sinhala.

          Of course there is a small minority of muslims of indian origin, who are mostly the Pettah traders. Even to this day, these Muslims are called Indian Muslims and regretfully seen as a lower caste of Muslims. Islam forbids, caste or any other classification that degrade humans. This again is a Buddhist and Hindu influence that has been brought in to our noble religion in Sri Lanka.

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            None can dispute the fact that Tamil speaking Muslims (Marakkala Minissu or Sonahars) of Ceylon are descendants of Tamil Hindus who embraced Islam in the latter part of the century when South India was under Muslim rule. It is only religion that divides the Tamils and Muslims. By ethnicity Tamils and Muslims are one. Tamil speaking Muslims (Mother tongue Tamil, not Arabic or Sinhala) do not have the slightest resemblance to an Arab in stature or complexion. They bear Tamil names e.g. Periya Marikkar, Sinna Lebbe and Pitchai Thamby. You go to any corner in Sri Lanka, North, South, East or West, the Muslims (Moors) speak Tamil as their mother tongue. On Fridays, even in their mosque, the sermon is preached in Tamil.

            Bulk of the Sri Lankan Moors (commonly referred to as Muslims) came to Sri Lanka from South India. The fact is that Islam had come to South India direct from the country of the Prophet in the 7th century, while it reached the North only a century later. Those who adopted the religion of the Arabs in the Tamil country (the earlier converts to Islam) came to be referred to as ‘Sonakar’ irrespective of their racial origin. Writers such as Humayun Kabir (Indian Heritage) has pointed out that the majority of the Muslims of South India are converts to Islam (from Hinduism) and not Arabs.

            The fact is that the Muslims who settled down in the South-Western and North-Eastern Coasts of Sri Lanka as traders were all Tamil speaking Muslims from the Malabar and Coromandal coasts of South India. This has been testified to by Marco Polo and by Barbosa in his account of the Island in 1519. Both these agree that large numbers of ‘Moors’ from the Indian coasts resorted constantly to Sri Lanka. Barbosa speaks of their heads covered with handkerchiefs and of their earrings so heavy that they hang down to their shoulders. A handkerchief was necessary to cover their shaven crowns, while the earrings indicated most emphatically their South Indian origins. The Sri Lankan Moors lived primarily in coastal trading and agricultural communities, preserving their Islamic customs and the South Indian (Tamil) language/culture.

            The problem with the SL Muslims is they flip their hat wherever they can make some profit. Both Sinhalese and Tamils know that well. That is why they formed the BBS. The reason why the LTTE evacuated them out of Jaffna was because they were taking bribe from the Sinhala army to spy for them. In SL, we can trust the Sinhalese to a certain extend but not the Muslims who are famously (historically) known as thoppi thruppi (hat flippers). They flip their hats in the direction that suits them.

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              Does it really matter where they come from because we all know they are followers of Islam. Most of you probably have not gone to Morocco or Yemen, where the original arab traders came from. Most muslims do not have the features of the estate labour, who came from South India. The Muslims have a tan color like the Moroccans and that is why they are called Muslims of arab decedents. The Indian Muslims are similar to the estate laborers in colour and looks. The Muslims from Arab dependency are much better looking, nicer complexion and other capabilities that cannot be written here. That is why, most of our women prefer them to any of our men.

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                Your comments about Arab merchants and guest workers indirectly insults Sinhala women. It is repugnant; You may have a close affinity to Muslim men. That is your sexual preference. -End of Discussion – It has no bearing on other respectable Sinhala women including million of Sinhala women who gave birth to heroic sons and daughters. These children of dignified mothers took the courage to preserve the existence of Sri Lanka as Sinhalese. Your comments and your existence, misadventures, and carnal desires should be limited to the confines to stinking bed rooms of muslims.

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                1493 Queen Isabella Catholica of Spain finally drove the Islamic invaders back to the tip of Africa (Morocco,Algeria) but retained some of them at Granada with a reformed version of Islam and customs.
                Queen Isabella author of New World Order we are living in.

                Islam genes are the same and their doings are no different.

                Their is the story of grunting pig and sex slavery.

                They are against humanity and multiply in any democracy where others wealth is at their disposal- block vote for budding thieves.

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            The South Western coast of Sri Lanka where the premium quality spices (such as cinnamon) were grown was the first landing/settling place of the ‘Sonakar’ (Moors/Muslims) in Sri Lanka. Within a short period, all the trade in the Island was in the hands of the Moors. The affairs of Sri Lanka were at that time in a most critical condition. The wealth which this trade had brought to the country rendered them powerful and gave them ascendency over the Sinhalese rulers. Their aim at that time was to become the absolute rulers of Sri Lanka. The arrival of the Portuguese saved the Sinhalese from the Moors becoming the rulers.

            When the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka it was the ‘Moors’ who first organized resistance against them to safeguard the trade of the Moors along the Western sea-board. They encouraged and urged Bhuvanaike Bahu, the King of Kotte, and also Mayadunne and Vijayabahu (the brothers of Bhuvanaike Bahu), in turn, to oppose the Portuguese. However, the Portuguese not only took over the trade but also persecuted the Moors and saved the Sinhalese from the slavery of the Moors. Due to the Portuguese persecution, the Moors were seeking help from King Senarat of Kandy who settled them in the up-country and the North-Eastern Coasts of Sri Lanka. Professor Courtnay in his ‘History of Ceylon’, (pp. 13-14) says that had not the Portuguese come to Sri Lanka the entire Island would have come under the control of the ‘Moors’.

            They have a secret agenda, a 3 point plan. First, take over the country’s business and trade into their hands (economy), second, breed like rabbits to increase their population with the hope of becoming the majority of the country in the future, and thirdly, get themselves educated. Already they have succeeded to a certain extent.

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              KWG

              Prior to WW1 the Turks were the leading and strongest in the Muslim world. Those were the days our elite and educated Muslims wore the Turkish Cap (Red hat with a small tail) They did this until the 1970s. Sir Razik Fareed can be easily identified wearing this thoppi in public. In the Pettah and Maradana there were many Hat Marts selling these to the Muslims. With the decline of modern Turkey post-WW1 and the coming of the oil-rich Sheikhs of the Middle East in the early 1970’s our friends quickly switched sides and abandoned the Turks and the Turkish Hat. It is now the white skull-cap. Few among the Muslims here know that the skull-cap is really a copy cat effort from the Jews. Ah! Well!!!

              L. Mostley

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              “”The South Western coast of Sri Lanka where the premium quality spices (such as cinnamon) were grown was the first landing/settling place of the ‘Sonakar’ (Moors/Muslims) in Sri Lanka. Within a short period, all the trade in the Island was in the hands of the Moors””

              Even before the Muslims there was trade in spices (Ceylon was insignificant- nutmeg the aristocrats spice was brought by the VOC from java)

              The ‘black’ Malabar component of the Cochin Jews, according to Shalva Weil, might have arrived in India together with Solomon’s merchants. The Cochin Jews settled down in Kerala as traders. The ‘white’ component is of European and other Jewish descent.[8]
              Chennai Jews: The so-called Spanish and Portuguese Jews , Paradesi Jews and British Jews arrived at Madras during the 16th century, they were diamond businessmen,[9] are of Sephardi heritage. Following expulsion from Iberia in 1492 by the Alhambra Decree, a few families of Sephardic Jews eventually made their way to Madras in the 16th century.They maintained trade connections to Europe, and their language skills were useful. Although the Sephardim spoke Ladino (i.e. Spanish or Judeo-Spanish), in India they learned Tamil and Judeo-Malayalam from the Malabar Jews.[10]

              Muslims followed the Jewish trade route and the Romans ……

              Even the Portuguese Vasco followed the Arab trade line and landed at cochin his body was initially buried at Cochin and 2 weeks later transfered.

              Your ancestors are definitely not from Kurudu watte to know the history of Muslim traders . It was owned by Aristrocat R Vellaha natives.

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                Archana Malyalam is a very young language that broke of from its Tamil mother only a few centuries ago. When the Jews and all the other people arrived Kerala was still Chera Nadu and Tamil. There was not Judeo Malayalam or other language. The powerful Syrian Christian Church of Kerala used Tamil or Malabar Tamil until 1833. All the ancient Christian texts in Kerala are in Tamil not in Malayalam.

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            Nonsense there is very little Arab/Moorish amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims. The Portuguese incorrectly classified all South Asian Muslims as Moors as prior to their travels, they only Muslims known to them are the Moors who ruled the Iberian peninsular for hundreds of years. Moors are from north Africa/Morocco and not from the Arabian Gulf. This was a classification based on religion and has nothing to do with racial origin and ethnicity. Hardly any South Asian Muslim is of Arabic or Moorish origin and heritage. All other South Asian Muslims immediately discarded this incorrect classification other than these shameless lying backstabbing Sri Lankan Muslims as they pathetically leaped on this incorrect classification to claim a fake Arab origin that only a very small minority of them only partially have. Even these are predominantly Dravidian.
            The Portuguese also called the Sinhalese as Siamese and the indigenous Sri Lankan Tamils as Malabar. So are the Sinhalese Siamese heritage and the Tamils Malayali?
            Just look at you and the photos of all the Muslims contributors to these forum not even one of them remotely resemble an Arab or for that matter a Moor. They all look like typical South Indians that they really are. The Arabs have correctly classified the Sri Lankan Muslims as South Asian converts and not of Arab origin and heritage.
            When I was working in the Arabian Gulf many Sri Lankan Muslims tried to convince the Arabs that they of Arab descent. The Arabs used to listen to this politely and when they left used to laugh derisively and state ” what nonsense all Malabari ( basically meaning South Indian) who converted to Islam. Whom are they trying to fool. They think we are idiots. Don’t they ever look at themselves in the mirror?”
            Arabs never came in their thousands to the shores of South India or Sri Lanka to trade. Just a few hundred came over a period of a few hundred years. They never brought their womenfolk and only a few amongst this few hundred had any form of relationship with low caste Tamil women of largely loose morals and produced a few hundred or thousand half castes over the centuries in then Tamil Kerala Tamil Nadu and along the coastal Sri Lanka( which was also Tamil). These few hundred or thousand half castes over the centuries had to marry into the local converted Muslim Tamil population and this part Arab blood was even further diluted to something negligible over the centuries.
            The vast majority of the Muslims in Tamil Nadu Kerala and along the coast of Sri Lankan are all low caste Tamil Hindus who converted to Islam. These pure Dravidian converts now make up the majority of the Muslims in South India and Sri Lanka. The ones with partial Arab blood are a very small proportion of them. Around 60000-100000 the most if I am generous out of a population of around 1.9 Million this is around 5% the most and even these only have only a small amount of West Asian blood.
            This is like the 300000-50000 part European Burghers in the island taking over the entire 2 million Christian population in the island that is around 2 million consisting of Sinhalese and Tamil Christians and stating all the island’s Christians are descended from European colonists and as proof of this showing the Burghers. This is what has happened to the island’s Muslims a few thousand part Arab powerful Muslim families in the island, largely living in the west and the south have taken power over the entire Muslims population of the island that is Tamil and then incorrectly try to portray that all the island’s Muslims are purely descended from Arabs and as proof show their miniscule highly diluted part Arab heritage.
            When challenged the Moors Islamic council was only able to produce a very distant male ancestors for a few prominent Muslim families and could not provide proof of any Arab heritage for the 99% of the Muslims in the island. DNA analysis has proven beyond doubt that the Muslims in the island are genetically similar to the Sinhalese and Tamils and they are all genetically similar to the people of South India and the South Indian Tamil Muslim population. It also proved that they is very little Arab DNA amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims.
            Whom are you trying to fool with this Arab origin cock and bull stories? Like the Gulf Arabs stated “we are not Idiots to be fooled with a fake Arab heritage”
            The Muslims of Sri Lankan are descended from immigrant Indian Tamil largely low caste converts to Islam who migrated to the island from then Tamil Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the 13th Century. The few original highly diluted part Arab bastards got assimilated into this sea of Dravidian Tamil Muslims from India.
            This is the truth. Look at Hilmy’s photo and the photos of all the Muslim bloggers here and I rest my case. A picture states a thousand words

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            Thank you, dear Hilmy Ahmed, for your comments. I am familiar with the history of the issue and, therefore, remain unconvinced. But I will not contest you in your choice of your origin – for whatever reason. But I must admit this is a new line you bring forth.

            BTW, Muslims in the South, while speaking Sinhala outside, usually spoke Tamil within the home, the Mosque, with relatives and friends. But please allow me to say this. If Muslims want to insist they are of Chinese origin and language, for their own immediate reasons, I am not going to contest this. If you read the history of Slav people spread throughout Eastern Europe – particularly during the Nazi occupation – you will note they went through an identity crisis themselves compelled by the imperatives of survival and future.

            Backlash

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            Hilmy

            ” The Muslims in the South, until recently spoke very little Tamil. They knew only Sinhala.”

            It is not true.

            When and where were you born.

            I used to be a teacher in down south. Their mother tongue is TAMIL.

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            Dear Hilmy Ahmed,
            Come and see what is happening to Arabs in Europe. They are like dogs begging for asylum licking the back of Europeans, being made to live like pigs in dirty ramshackle dwelling eating rubbish. So do not talk much about this third grade community, being punished by for sins committed by their ancestors to Sumerians and Jews. Please stop insulting other people and religions and prove your ancestry by taking a DNA test and publishing it.

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              Dr Gnana, you are forgetting that you yourself went to Europe as a ass kissing refugee who betrayed Sri Lanka. How dare you speak about a proud people who were forced to beg by the bloody west and the Fucking politics. Let us call a spade and spade, and label all you traitors to the nation as TRAITORS

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        My forefathers came here to teach economics and business to the illiterate natives. “

        Sadly Hilmy Ahamed is still uneducated, but calls Tamils were illiterate. Is that why learned Tamil and they too became illiterate? Such a foolish theory is that. They didn’t teach anything to anybody, but the set fire to Nalanda University in which the abundant manuscripts fire smoldered in the Nalanda library for three months and many villages were permanently evacuated. They were only pirate and eventually subdued by European powers. “Thirai kadal odiyum thiraviyam thedu” (Make money even by riding (surfing?) the ocean waves). This is a 1500 years old word. This was written before even Prophet Mohamed was wigging in his mother’s womb. That time’s Arab Modayas proverb is telling Mountain won’t come to Mohamed; Mohamed has to come to mountain! Such an immobile, inertial modayas the Arabs of that time were. Professor George Hart has told the classical Tamil is older than Arabic. Tamil were learned before Arabs race was even assembled. Poompukar of Chilapathikaram is describing the Greeks trading was taking place in Tamil Nadu. Rice is a word Greeks took from Tamil Arici. Greeks has written about the Tamil religious leaders (sages) living in Greece immolates to reach Moksha. In Egypt, they have found “Tamil written pots” of 2100 years old. Kantharoodai has Egyptian artifacts of that time. The problem to Hilmy Ahamed is the wine Izeth sharing with him is too old. So little by little his brain is shutting down. Get out of the well Mr. Frog.

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          Mallaiyuran, You have confirmed that you are illiterate. No where did hilmy say Tamils were illiterate. He said the Sinhalese under their kings were illiterate. Read again, or get someone to translate if you don’t understand English language

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            So he learned Tamil from Tamils and taught the Sinhalese in Tamil the international Trade?

            or let us try another one: the natives were Sinhalese only but taught the Arabians Tamils and learned International Trade in Tamil?

            Tell me something that Mughals, Arab & Afghans did anything, not just in India even other part of the world, other than forcefully converting the people, but teaching? Where is any document is saying the Arabs did know something better other like like ISIS stealing and selling oil?

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        You and the rest of your untrustworthy community, will willingly admit to having Arab blood Sinhalese blood and even vampire blood but never to any Tamil blood or heritage that in reality is the real heritage of the Sri Lankan Muslims. All this Arab/Sinhalese descent and heritage is very miniscule compared to your Tamil descent and heritage.
        How come a people of mixed Arab Sinhalese descent neither spoke the Arabic of their father nor the Sinhalese of their mother but miraculously started to speak in a Muslim Indian Tamil dialect that has a few Arabic words thrown into their Tamil. This dialect is spoken by the Tamil Muslims in South India. Strange?
        Don’t give me the crap that Muslims in Sri Lanka started to speak in Tamil as Tamil was the language of commerce. Did that entail following Tamil customs/culture taking Tamil Muslim caste names like Marrikar, Lebbai, Thambi, Rawthar, Kayalar following the same form of Sufi Islam practiced by the Tamil Muslims in South India?
        Many Muslims living in the Sinhalese south, especially from the central parts adopted the Sinhalese Ge names that originated in Kerala and is still practiced there in order to blend in and escape Sinhalese violence against them. It has nothing to with Sinhalese ancestry.
        It is this Sinhalese violence towards the Muslims in the Kandyan areas that forced King Senarath, a few centuries ago,to seek the help of the Tamil Vannimannai chieftains in the east, to settle many fleeing Muslims in the Tamil lands in the east.
        May be you are aware of this or like most Muslims pretend not to be aware of this truth, then pretend to be surprised as to why most Tamils feel bitter towards the Muslims. As your behaviour towards us from the very inception has been full of treachery denial and deceit.
        You are a very good example of this, Proudly proclaiming a very miniscule amount of Arab/Sinhalese heritage and blood and completely denying and ignoring your real Tamil heritage and blood.

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        Despite my assertion not to reply further, I cannot resist any longer not to reply for your above comments. Muslims were the most illiterate minority in Sri Lanka,. Thanks to one of your own kind Baduddin Mohammed you are semi literate today. Baduddin Mohammed introduced warped standardized education system in Sri Lanka in 1970s to favor the illiterates from Muslim Community to get into the Universities without any acceptable qualifications. I guess you are one of those byproducts of this ill conceived, shrewd policy implemented by your own kind. By the way, It is highly unlikely your forefathers came to teach economics, even if it was true (which I do not buy)they are still guess workers and the whole lot is dangerous to survival of Buddhism. Ahmed Hilmy your fore fathers were not born as Muslims, they were a converted lot by Islamic invaders. Your forefathers would have been either Hindus or Buddhists or the followers of many branches of Buddhism. More than 600 years before Islam was introduced in the Arab world, Buddhism was the predominant religion in the region spanning upto (present day )Turkish Border in the west and north eastern border of (present day )Thailand.There were more than 3000 Buddhist monks visited Sri Lanka for the opening ceremony of RUWANMALI SAYA in Anuradhapura from GRECO-BACTRIAN kingdom which bordered North western India in the East and Turkish Border in the west. This monks came from a city named as “Alesandra” 100 miles west present day Kabul, Afghanistan. The Islamic invaders, destroyed our Buddhist heritage, destroyed Buddhist institutions raped Buddhist women, killed and maimed our Buddhist children. If you care to visit northern India, you can still see the colossal destruction, Mayhem and atrocities done by your forefathers. They burnt our Buddhist monks in thousands inside the library of Nalanda University. you and others like CM of Eastern province do not possess any respectable past. I will not respond to your claim about false sexual prowess. On the country, your forefathers are known to use rape as a weapon of choice to conquer nations and spread the religion. You are well advised to read and learn before spreading false information through the media again. Do not attack our Bikkhus, they are the guardians of our nation. We and our soldiers will never allow Muslims or any other minority to do what they did to us in the past. Destroy our religion and our heritage. Hope you and others attacking Singhales/Buddhist under pseudo names are capable of understanding what I said. We will never erect ladders for monkeys bent on destroying Buddhism and Singhalese in their own Jungles.

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      Ranbandu,

      Now keep your promise and stop exhibiting your
      sorry viewpoints…

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        Are you afraid of the truth. We will never hereafter, allow Muslims like you to disseminate misinformation and form alliances with unholy, non-Buddhist Sri Lankans to destabilize our country. You have taken our silence as a weakness. Sorry pal.

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      Nonsense the original Sinhalese are descended from indigenous Tamils and other tribes from the south of the country who got converted to Buddhism around 2300 years ago and corrupted their local Tamil dialect called Elu with the Sanskrit and Pali of Buddhism and over the centuries to gradually form a new language and identity that came only into definite existence by around the 9Th Century AD.
      Before that there was no Sinhalese language or people, they were still evolving as a people. This is the reason the languages of court and administration were Pali/Tamil and not Sinhalese.
      None of the ancient kings ever called themselves Aryans or Sinhalese as they were neither. They were Hindu or Buddhist Naga( Dravidian Tamil speakers)
      The king who converted to Buddhism was called THevanai Nambiya Thessan meaning the great man/king who loved or believed in god. Nambikai in Tamil means belief. His father was called MuttaSivan. This is a pure Tamil name meaning the great or venerated Siva. So can all these so called Aryan kings of north Indian origin are having pure Tamil names.
      They were the common kings of the entire population the people who remained as Tamils(converted to Buddhism or still Hindu) and the newly converted Tamil Buddhist population that was gradually speaking and evolving into a new identity that later became came to be known as Sinhalese from the one of the ancient Tamil names for the island. Chingkalam or Chingkala Theevu. Meaning the sliver of land with copper coloured/red soil. The semi Tamil speaking population of the island were called Eezhava/Eelavar (people from the land of toddy/metal) or Chingkalavar( people from the land of red/copper coloured soil). A male was called Chingkallavan and the female Chingkallathi. Indigneous Eelam Tamils still use these terms to describe modern day Sinhalese.
      There may have been some migration of some Prakrit speaking immigrants from North/Central or North East India but there is no record of any Prince being banished from any part of India with his 500 friends in any part of India. People of North India were not good seafarers it was the Tamils who were.
      Use common sense the Pandians were a huge great and powerful kingdom in ancient India and the king of this powerful great kingdom gave one of his daughters and 500 other high born noble Tamil Pandian women to a useless good for nothing rowdy and his 500 friends( noble or not) who could not speak a word of Tamil and were vagrant beggars who were banished from their lands from somewhere in the north of India and has now landed in an island south of the Pandian country and trying to take it over by kiiling looting raping and marrying the local queen? No way. Which king from a famous powerful kingdom is going to give his daughter to a married rowdy murderer womaniser and a thief?
      It like the royal family of Britain giving one of their daughters and other high born noble English females to the poor banished scion of some of some unknown eastern European power and his 500 friends who have no land or wealth and of known bad character and to boot was married and had killed his former wife and children.
      The chances are Vijay was no north Indian but a Tamil Pandian prince/noble and the island was a vassal state of the Pandian kingdom or even province of their kingdom. This is the reason The king gave his daughter and many high born Pandian Tamil females to him and his companions as they were all Tamil Pandians most probably close kin of the Pandian king. They may have been sent to govern the island and arrived here on a ship from the Pandian country and not from any North India. The Mahvamsa deliberately changed this in order to provide a non Tamil origin for the converted Tamil Buddhists in the south of the island, now speaking this newly evolving dialect that was later to become Sinhalese.
      Many of the ancient kings had the title Pandu meaning Pandian. One of the ancient capitals of the island was called Panduwasnuwara which means the city of the Pandians. The Mahavamsa always looked at the Pandians with favour but not their rivals the Cholas.
      Lastly many of the modern day Sinhalese are a mixture of this original Tamils who converted to Buddhism and later immigrants from India, ancient and modern 90% from the Tamil Country Tamil Nadu and then Tamil Kerala.
      Around 50 % of the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from low caste indentured/slave labour that the Portuguese and Dutch colonials imported from the then Tamil Malabar and Coramandel coasts. It is their Sinhalised descendants who converted to Buddhism and Catholicism a centuries later who made the Sinhalese a majority. Who are the so called Sinhalese aristocracy? Both low country and Kandian all descended from South Indian upper castes and aristocracy largely Tamil and some Telugu and Kalinga. The ancestor of Srimavo Bandaranaike signed the Kandyan convention in Tamil and signed his name as Ravathai. This was later Sinhalised to Ratwatte to make them more Sinhalese. Like after the during the first world war many of the British nobility changed their German family names to English. EG. Battenberg to Mountbatten. The British Royal Family from Saxburg-Gota to Windsor.
      Most of the island’s Sinhalese and Muslims are descended from largely low caste Indian Tamil immigrants recent and ancient who converted to Buddhism Catholicism and Islam and now claiming a fake Arab Aryan origin to hide their real low caste immigrant Indian Tamil origin and want to destroy the indigenous Tamils their language and identity as part of this agenda.

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    The Buddhist extremists are forgetting that a number of Muslim nations came to the support of the Rajapaksa regime in their fight against the Liberation Tigers Thamil Eelam (LTTE).

    ALSO YOUR MINISTER OF ALL GOVERNMENTS, MINISTER IN THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAKEM WENT AROUND THE ISLAMIC COUNTRIES DEMANDING THEM NOT TO SUPPORT A RESOLUTION WHICH WAS WORKED OUT BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON WAR CRIMES THAT TOOK PLACE IN MULLIVAGHZHAL.

    WHAT A SHAMEFUL PEOPLE YOU AND YOUR LEADERS

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      What a stupid theory, Sure some Muslim countries helped Sri Lanka in our fight against LTTE, particularly PAKISTAN in a big way and we are grateful eternally for that unconditioned support. But we are talking about internal bunch of conniving local Muslims and their condescending leaders. Do not forget HAKIM was a regular guest at Late Prabhakaran’s house. Hakim is the leader of the party involved in the subject that we are talking about (CM of Eastern Province). So do you get the point. Hakim supported LTTE leader and attempted achieve his goals through a LTTE victory in Sri Lanka. That is a major different between Other foreign Muslim leaders and Sri Lankan Muslims. When LTTE was defeated Hakim covertly made an alliance with Rajapaksa regime. As far as I know, There are no Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka. They react when provoked by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Speaking out to protect the religion of the founders of a nation is not extremism. George remember, Sri Lanka is the only home of SINHALA people. There is no other country they can go back to or relate to. In that sense SINHALA people are unique , they will stand undivided to protect their birth rights including the land and noble teachings of Lord Buddha. Our tri-forces are integral part of that birth right and it is not any kind of extremism.

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    I do not know what is wrong, but when the PhDs start to write on CT it doesn’t go well.

    Hilmy Ahamed is chest beating. He is crying they were people stayed with Old Royal to loot and rape with the name of Terrorism. But, now he is asking the wages from the New Royal for the services claiming they did to Old Royals and abstained from asking wages or share on the loot and rape. He sounds like he would be proud more if the OISL had listed him as the 43rd war criminal in its list.

    He is listing the International Pariahs like Pakistan, Iran etc as the donors to War Criminals. I wonder if these guys didn’t know what are supporting in their writing or they do not have shame to call for wages to the sin they sawed. Old King was tried to sideline by party leader Chandrika. Baffoon De Silva cleared him to the election. Hilmy Ahamed taking pride on working with him on his sins. When a thermo threatened, he is crying to New Royals “Aren’t you supposed to do this to Tamils, Why are doing it to us”. Did this happened to Tamils demonstrators about a month ago? Did Hilmy Ahamed did his cheat beating that time? Did one Tamil leader failed to condemn Old King for Aluthgama irrelevant of what Hilmy Ahamed Gang did all with Old Royals in Northern war.

    Justice have been served by Old King. China, India and International Parish Muslims countries Have been supporting the war crime. India could not be honored as it had already invaded and KTTE chased them out at that time. they were alive. Now India can not be admitted again as there is nobody to chase them out as LTTE gone. (compare and see what help Tamils did to Save the Lankawe from India and what help Hilmy Ahamed gang did to destroy Tamils in Lankawe) He gave to China Port City. He gave South Eastern Province to Wahhabism. Now what is Hilmy Ahamed is asking for ? More share than China?

    He is trying to show OIC and threaten New Royals. But did not know if the OIC did anything when the Halal Meat was banned. But Hilmy Ahamed may not know it was America who had talked Saudi When Mangala asked America to have released the women condemned for death by stone throwing. If beyond that truth, the OIC go ahead and stop importing woman to slavery, first society going to hurt is Muslim women. Hilmy Ahamed seems to be person who does not whether the pain was to the wound or the medicine!

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    I find it queer how people who attack buddhists and Sinhalese are the SAME whack jobs who write here and scream that ISIS rapists, child molesters, savage WAHABI SUNNI extremists are NOT MUSLIM. HILMYI read your articles and increasingly you’re sounding like Lateef and other racists. On one hand,when an asshole in robes misbehaved you accuse all sinhala Buddhists (an absurd classification ) but but you FAIL to see your own goddammit lies by quickly claiming acts like tossing cowshead into a temple (only reported in Diviana), harassment of temples and verbal abuse by muslim men at westernized sinhala and tamil girls in Colombo, rapidly expanding totally in black head to toe Saudi dress, men copying ARAB dress rather than sarong are just random acts. When muslim men attack you claim it’s only men. Yousee son, I agree with you. They just effing “happen to be” sin-bu or Tamil -Mu (slim)like you. Our moors are TAMIL DRAVIDIAN. You and I are both DRAVIDIAN. You have dark skin and negroid features like me.

    So please stop these racist attacks or expect us to totally blame islam for ISIS, boko haram, Moro rebels but above all all the rape, beheafings, child slavery, child auction all carried out in the name of Islam solely on wahabi Sunni Islam. How fucking absurd is that? Is Catholicism and Pope to blame for thousands of pedophiles in cassocks? Are Jews to blame for banking collapses? HELL NO.

    Are you being paid by someone to malign and provoke people?. Perhaps the USA?

    STOP smearing the best religious philosophy in the world for the acts of a few tribal sinhala idiots with low IQ, no education or we can start smearing islam because of the sexually repressed, Arabs with low IQ and no education spreading havoc. Is that logical and rational? No but what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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      Actually the original human population that left their original African homeland and migrated to Yemen around 75000 years ago. Left together as one group. It is later from Yemen around 40000 years ago that they parted ways and migrated to various parts of the world. Therefore the amount of African in a Dravidian Chinese modern European an Australian Aborigine A Veddah Melanesian or Eskimo is the same in all of them, as their ancestors left A

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      Actually the amount of African is the same in all humans whose ancestors left their original African homeland around 75000 and moved to what is modern Yemen. It is from here that around 60000 years ago they parted ways and gradually migrated to various parts of the world.
      Therefore the amount of African in a modern day Dravidian European Chinese, Eskimo, Malay, Vedah, Australian Aborogine, Melanesian or any other modern people whose ancestors were part of this original wave of migration is the same. Does not matter what your skin colour or how you look. For your information the light skin of the modern day Europeans and other light skinned people is only a few thousand years old. DNA has proved that the ancestors of modern Europeans a few thousand years ago were dark skinned. It is only when mankind started to farm and became sedentary planting various types of crops that the skin colour started to gradually change over the last few thousand years. This was partly due to the climate and partly due to the type of food and grains that was our staple food. If some of this food or grain lacked certain vitamins and minerals the skin colour changed partly to compensate this and the climate.
      In fact most Arabs have a lot of African blood/ancestry compared to the Dravidian. They live very close to sub Saharan Africa and due to large scale migration and slave taking many Arabs especially from North Africa and the Gulf are of part African heritage

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      Tassimo, the arab dress for men is easy to life as the sarong and it doesnt fall off your waist. Waiting for you to come and undress to prove it.

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    Bandu
    You are an insult to Buddhism. You are belongs to “Rajapaksa Nikaya of Violent Budhism”

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      If Muslims don’t like the heat get out of the kitchen. Don’t blame the messenger conveying the truth.

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    Hope The people will think sensibly , and let the government deal with both the parties concerned as individual issues and not drag either communities into the conflict , the entire people of Sri Lanka are currently living in disgust and the majority are living on the line, battling to survive and on the other hand we lost so many lives and definitely the disaster did not bother to chose ethnicities nor religious groups, people who have lost their loved ones along with everything they ever owned and have still not recovered emotionally nor have they even have a roof over thier head ,some not even clothes or a days meal ,not even a packet of milk powder to feed thier infants.

    We as the people of the country need to reach out and help each other and not get involved in any kind of politics.

    Let the people in power deal with politics and law of order in the country ,we need only to deal with humanity and nothing else , please do not let Politics divide us ever again, only we the people can rebuild this nation.

    There is only one true religion and it is the religion of Humanity.

    May Peace and love prevail .May all Spiritual powers protect Sri Lanka

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