25 March, 2019

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Roman Catholic-Hindu Clashes Instigated By Roman Catholic Clergy On Hindu Holy Day

The Thiruketheeswaram is one of the five ancient, holy Eeswarams for Hindus on the west coast near Mannar. The approach road to the temple had some constructions which were being done again for Sivarathiri tomorrow. The Roman Catholics objected and brought the construction down under the supervision of three priests of who the leader was The Rev.Fr. Marcus. The Bishop of Mannar, The Rt. Rev. Fidelis Fernando, contacted by phone, excused comment saying he is an Colombo for minor surgery, and directed Colombo Telegraph to the Vicar General Victor Soosai Anthony. Fr. Anthony in turn said that the objection is to new concrete structures which are illegal. Asked what then of the concrete Buddhist structure nearby, he said that is a different matter. The Rev. Fr. Marcus who led the hooligans answered his phone after many tries and declined comment.

Rev. Fr. Marcus of the RC Diocese of Mannar Supervising his Rowdy Parishioners

Reporting by N. Lohathayalan

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    I heard that a BBS member scolded a Catholic, an estate Tamil and a muslim who says he is the colombo Mayor (So, what happened to Rosie)
    Mangala Samaraweera says during Mahinda Rajapaske times, judicial decision could be influenced by a phone call.
    Three gentlemen (may be public thieves) had visited the hospital. Probably one just opened the mouth had started saying “Hamuduruwane, even the Mathiniya wanted to come. but she was busy with the warehouse business because we accept most of the govt imports until they take away it”. I think he could not finish it, the patient had replied “YAKO you told the Judge, He has beaten the woman Ekneligoda”. Now here too you may have to ask for First Aid. so go at once”. Some how they turned back and left. One look tasted something very sour. The other looked very puzzled. Anyway, one who owns UDAGAMS had said, “Hamuduruwane, If I were I would have told it better (God Natha). So, so much for deciding the judgements via the phone.

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      “Please can we also take down all construction of religious nature including Buddhist Vihares, Hindu Temples, Christian Churches, Muslim Mosques, Bahá’í Houses of Worship, ………………………… and the loudspeakers,”

      It’s always the foot-soldiers who do the fighting and loose life and limb ……….. the generals always direct the war from the comfort of their fortified bastions ……….

      There are no Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Islamists ……….. Only idiots and exploiters-of-the-idiots

      The exploiters live the high-life in the safety and comfort of their mansions paid for by the gullible ……….

      Show me a Rajapakse, a Wickeremasinghe, a Sirisena, a Bandaranayake, a Trump, a Clinton, a Obama …………. who even visited a war-front or sent out their near and dear into battle ………. I’ll show you a “modern-day” stupid “patriot” …….. what do you think of ol’ Prabakaran sacrificing his entire family; smart or foolish?

      I just openly outlined what I’m gonna do in Lanka when I get back ………. even though all sane adults know what the hell is going on ……… because of the crap I’ve written all over the place, you would think Nimal is a nice honest guy soooooo this time it’s different and thank me for it ………. that’s how it works ……. how the cunning are separated from the gullible ……… men from the boys

      Bespoke idiots are tailor-made for various exploiters …….. racial, religious, ideological, you name it …………….

      Give me any occurrence in Lanka ……… without even looking I can name the exploiters …….. and the fools who get exploited ……….. it’s just second nature ………

      PS …….. Oh yeah! Just turn the loudspeakers inward; let their ears bleed listening to their own crap …………. that’s one for Buddha; for all the crap done in his name …………….

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    Whereever there is a Tamil, there is trouble

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      My gosh why you guys promote racism ?.
      .
      Were there Tamils at the time Saratha Weejesekara according to President Sirisena s source, inflicted riots on Muslim in Kandy last year ?
      :
      Where Rajaakshes and their back lickers are there, there you can find only trouble.
      :
      Get well soon you the racists. We are ashamed to call us Sinhalaya when I noitce they are born racists. Mostly these men have nothing but add pompous statments

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        Hey dumbazz, Rajapakse is a Tamil/Muslim back licker too. Otherwise he would’ve passed anti Muslim laws like the current us president does. So funny morons like you think he is racist. Also if Mahinda was anti Muslim he could’ve easily won in 2015.

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        Sarath Wijesekera initiated riots? Who is that and what is your source? Did you just manufacture a story which many Tamil nationalists are capable of doing in order to avoid talking the content of the article here?

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      Sugune

      “Whereever there is a Tamil, there is trouble”

      I can see that from their kallthonie brethren Sinhala/Buddhist converts, from 1948.

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      JVP insurrections , 1956,58,77,83 …. do not forget the history !

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      Sugune, don’t all of us have some Tamil ancestry? Nobody is purely Sinhala, Tamil, Moor etc

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      @Sugune

      Because you can not buy Tamils with few ministry posts and housing projects.
      Pity there are 6,000 SL CITIZENS in Dubai prison all are Buddhists, probably Dubai has arrested the wrong people.
      The number of SL Buddhist citizens in prisons in other Arab countries will be much higher.
      Cheers

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        I am pretty sure there arent 6000 SLns in all of Dubai let alone in prisons.

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    To: Colombo Telegraph

    Please refrain from publishing these minor religious actions because a small misunderstanding like this can blow into something very big and serious. You guys at CT are all Tamils and no doubts about that and no doubts that you all still want to create disharmony amongst the community instead of creating peace.
    God only knows how many of you are die hard LTTE supporters.
    Most of you guys live in Canada so you are very cosy about the fact that you cannot be touched.
    Respect the country that has given you refugee status and respect all those who want to live in Peace no matter where they are.
    Those members of the religious community are not perfect in what they do and particularly the Catholic clergy are not perfect because they have all strayed away from the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Church. Sri Lankan Catholics are what you call Cafeteria Catholics who are led by Catholic Cafeteria Clergy. In summary they choose what is pleasing to them and not what God wants.
    In conclusion please refrain from publishing these minor problems if you value Peace.
    I am A Roman Catholic and not a Cafeteria Catholic.

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    Sugune, I bow my head to you

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      It is easy for you to do that because there is nothing up there!

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      @ Mrs.Udubaddewa

      Because of TAMILS this cursed land exported TEA and earn foreign exchange.
      Else Buddhists here would have started a commercial Ganja cultivation and export.
      Like what they do in the Middle East.
      You belong to a race who are genetically weak.
      This is why you all hid and bed hugging partners when Tamils were riding for 30 years.
      and others went to London and clean toilets and vomit here.
      Buddhism died here many centuries ago.
      Sinhala only education resulted in sending your daughters and sisters to Arabs to service them day and night to Arab grandfather, father, and son and now to Chinese here.
      How many Tamils were burned alive by your family members from 1948 to 1983 and you thought Tamils will suck their fingers and watch forever he he he?
      Cheers

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        If we didnt have Tamils, this land would not be cursed. The biggest curse which befall upon this island is Tamils and being situated close to the Tamil chauvinism’s epicenter TN. Before the Brits brought Tamil slaves, the country and its people were doing fine and I am pretty sure we would have been rid of many problems.

        You are saying Sinhalese are genetically weak and then saying Sinhalese occupied Tamil lands and killed them. How can genetically weak people invade a genetically superior people? Still genetically weak Sinhalese employ genetically superior Tamils to clean toilets. How is that?

        Cholan is a symbol of Tamil nazism. According to Tamil nationalists in SL, they are a special and a superior people. I hope Peter Schalk is reading this as well. Tamils though a minority of 12% of strength in population firmly believed and still believe they are born to control Sinhalese. They did that with the Brits through a minority over majority rule mechanism. Losing the special status under the Brits were seen as an unfair act done against them. That is their main grievance. It is this Tamil nazism that drove Sinhalese in general into taking many policies that ultimately worsened the situation. It is high time to take the bull by the hones which is Tamil nazism.

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          sachoooooooooooooooooo

          “If we didnt have Tamils, this land would not be cursed.”

          Maybe, if the Tamil converts the Sinhala/Buddhist mutant fascists are sent back to to their ancestral homeland South India, the country island will be doubly blessed. Therefore please leave.

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    Sri Lankans does not communicate very well when dealing with a problem. They always threaten you with violence. If you meet with a car accident – the driver gets beaten up. If you disagree, people threaten you with bodily harm. Even our doctors threaten their patients with no-service because they didn’t get what they want. Even our Buddhist monks threaten violence.

    The way to solve this problem is teach SRI LANKANS TO COMMUNICATE. Words are more powerful than violence.

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    Why would the Hindus want Concrete Structures to celebrate Sivarathri?…
    There must be more to it than what is here.

    They do not put up Buddha Statues in concrete to celebrate even his Birthday….
    Why do they drag Buddha in to it?.
    Wonder where that Bishop who provided Logistics to Mr Pirahaparan is now a days?…

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    My question is why these Catholics took the law into their own hands instead of reporting to the police? The catholic priests should realize it is 2019 and they are no body nowadays. Those days these priests were able to convert people (study, work and love etc) because they had power. They have no powers anymore. They are like a toothless snake, maximum they only could hiss. That’s what the priest involved in this incident also has done. The subject temple is there for more than 1000 years and when his church came there?

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      Where is the multi-faceted bogus Sumanthiran, if he can address the Anglicans why can’t he speak to the Catholics of Mannar when he represents the Tamils of these regions? if the Bishops are resorting to violence and are clearly in the wrong side of the dispute; or at least he should intervene to settle the problem amicably between both parties.

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    This is an issue between Catholics and Hindus in Mannar. Let them sort it out. Catholics and Hindus in other parts of the country don’t need to get involved.

    Racist bigots don’t need to bring Buddhists into it and yahyapalana MFs don’t need to bring Rajapakses into it either.

    What is CT’s agenda here?

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      We should help Tamil Hindus against Tamil Catholics. They are not the same group as Rev. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. Mannar Tamil catholics are South Indians.If they fight again, just chase them back to India.

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        Cardinal Malcolom Ranjith and all the so called Sinhalese Catholics originating from the North West coast from Puttalam to Wattala just north of Colombo are the same as the Mannar Tamil Catholics. The only difference is that the Tamil Catholics north of Puttalam did not changed their identity to Sinhalese during the last century , but remained Tamils, whereas most of the Tamil Catholics from Puttalam southwards changed their identity and became Sinhalese Catholics. Understood. 90% of the so called Sinhalese Catholics from Puttalam to Negombo only took on a Sinhalese identity as the Southern Sinhalese Catholic church forced them and during the Srimavo regime in the 1960s , all Tamil medium schools in these areas were forcibly converted to Sinhalese medium schools , forcing these poor Tamil Catholics to study in Sinhalese. Some unkown powerful fascist Sinhalese Buddhist elements are using a corrupt Tamil Catholic priest and a few of his idiotic followers to create problems and a refit between the Hindu and Catholic Tamils in the area , break the Tamil unity and then cunningly try to covert these Tamil Catholics in Mannar to a Sinhalese identity , just like what happened further south. This is why 90% of the Tamil Catholics have condemned this act, and all Tamil Catholic Bishops have condemned this. To this so called Catholic priest a Buddhist temple that was erected by the armed forces after 2009 on confiscated Tamil land is not a problem but ancient prehistoric Hindu temple that is more than 2400 years old belonging to the Pancha IShwarams and sacred to all Saivites even in India is a problem. The original temple was destroyed by the Portuguese and was rebuilt in the 19Th century due to the efforts of Arumuga Navalar. Chera , Chola, Pandian and Pallava Tamil dynasties and kings patronised this temple. Proves this so called Catholic priest is being used by some corrupt Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist elements and politicians.

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          sorry typing error not refit but rift

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          Mostly agree with you on the historic points. Hinduism(Saivism) and its physical structures predates Christianity (Catholicism ) and its structures by a big margin. But the fact of the matter is that they are both Tamils and the converts converted due to the prevailing scocio political situation at that time for them a few hundred years back. In a family not all the siblings chose the same path. They chose according to their own likings but the strongest bond should be that they are brothers. Because that existed before the religions came about. Is it there? (We can extend this to Sinhalese as well according to the DNA data :)

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    Thiruketheswaram temple belongs long before the Saiva Nayanmars –Sambanthar, Navukarasar eras. That’s long before christianity came to Ceylon. It co existed with Buddhism. How come few individuals of the present days destroying Thiruketheswaram structures.

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      True this temple and Hindu Tamil Saivites have been in this area for over 2000 years and this temple is one of the ancient pre historic sacred Pancha Ishwarams in the island , where Lord Siva has been worshipped from prehistoric times. Catholics or any Catholic churches were never here until the Portuguese arrived and destroyed this ancient historic Hindu Saivite temple , as well hundreds of other Hindu temples in the north and east and forcibly converted many of the Tamil Hindu population to Catholicism . This stupid, evil, rowdy Catholic father, who is behaving like a street thug and not like a Christian priest and the small band of Catholic rowdy miscreants who joined him , do not realise , that they are all direct descendants of these Tamil Hindus , who were forcibly converted to Catholicism by the Portuguese. The Hindu Tamils in the area are the ones who bravely resisted this forced conversion at great peril to themselves and suffered immensely. Now this self serving rowdy priest, who is following some other peoples agenda , to create further divisions amongst the Tamils on the basis of religion. , just like they successfully created between the Muslim Tamils and the rest of the Tamils , should be severely punished by the Catholic Bishops for behaving in a most Unchristian manner. He should be defrocked. He is not fit to be a Christian priest and a servant of Christ. Desecrating an religion’s ancient sacred site, which is of great historic importance to all of the island’s Eelam Tamils Hindus and non Hindus. This is why I think someone powerful and anti Tamil is behind this and has used this foolish idiotic priest.

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        This man Siva Sankaran Sharma is talking bull-shit. He is distorting history to say that this Hindu Temple was there from pre-historic times. Pre-historic times did not have any edifices, religious or otherwise. Sinhala Buddist kings were tolerant towards all religions and allowed these foreigners to practise their religions whether Hindu, Christian or Muslim. These Tamil racists claim they are the original inhabitants of this country and this is their homeland. They don’t mention that their homeland was Tamil Nadu. They came to Sri Lanka as invaders, illicit immigrants and indented labourers from time to time in the long history of the Sinhala civilization of this country. They invaded this country on more than 24 occasions and not only destroyed our ancient Sinhala Buddhist culture and the magnificent cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, but also plundered our wealth and taken that to South India.

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          Dear John
          Please read the Tamil Electronic Library to know the beginnings of the Tamil race and their vast literature.
          Sinhalese wrote their first Dictionary only recently.

          https://tamilelibrary.org/

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            Tamil historical studies is full of ridiculous statements by Tamil nazis. They invent history to satisfy their ethnic ego. In history studies, Tamils are the bu++ end of jokes.

            It is mostly the empty barrel that makes most noise, that is very much relevant to Tamil historians.

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          Sinhalese stupid , before the arrival of Buddhism in the island around 2300 years ago , the entire Island spoke a form of Tamil ( Elu) and was Saivite and your so called later Buddhist kingdoms never extended further north of Anuradhapura or east of Polonaruwa . These lands have always been Tamil and largely Hindu

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma
        Ha ha ha Hindu Temples were here in Mannar over 2000 years?
        Liar!!!
        When Vijaya Hora landed in Mahathiththa or Mahapattana or colloquially Maatota (meaning great port) opposite Mannar, in the 5th Century BCE, the inhabitants there were Sinhalese Yakka people.
        The port was also called Mahavathutota as it was situated on the Mouth of Malwathu Oya.
        Our Kings had used Mahathiththa Port which was facing Arabian Sea, for extensive sea trade with Arab countries and India until the 13th Century.
        Due to invasion of South Indian ruthless invader Kalinga Magha in 1215 AD with 24,000 Tamil and Malayali soldiers, Sinhalese Yakka people have gradually moved to other parts of the country and also due to shifting of Sinhalese Kingdoms to South, Mahathiththa Port lost its place in sea trade.
        Kalinga Magha who ransacked and destroyed our cities, Buddha stupas and temples to destroy Buddhism in Lanka, later converted destroyed Buddhist religious sites into Hindu Kovils.
        You must remember that you can’t change our great history at your whims and fancies.

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          @ Chompa the Coward

          Another Mahavamsa comedy he he he.
          Truth is no such arrival of deported criminal Vijaya this all fabricated stories to challenge Tamils by Buddhist Ayotullahs.
          There is no Sinhala language before 6th century BUT you joke Yakkas were Sinhalese.
          Stop following Mahavamsa comics which has not an ounce of Scientific or historical evidence.
          Sinhalese all came from today’s Kerala then the Tamil Sera Kingdom, Even today there is a coastal town called PANADURA in Kerala.This is why you all follow Malayali drees,food , traditions.
          Kandyan Sinhala population are descendants of Tamil speaking MANAWADUS from South India who later converted to Buddhism then called themselves Sinhalese when support for then stopped from South India. This is why they called them as upper castes.
          Sinhalese has got weak GENE they need crutches to stand and walk while Tamils and musulims work hard to earn money.
          No worries after 100 years Mahavamsa comic book will write Hambantota Harbour, Lotus Tower, Port City, Mahawali & Kotmale projects were all constructed by engineering talents of Modays.
          Shame even the Sinhala New Year and Kandy Perahara are all carbon copies of Tamil Hindu festival …indeed 90 years ago there was no celebration for Mondays so Buddhist Ayotullahs told them to celebrate April new year.
          There was a big Pillaiyar temple near Polgawela Railway station till 1983 after riots they build a Dagoba around this temple now a Buddhist shrine exactly same happen here by Malayalee invaders who shamelessly called themselves Sinhalese for centuries.
          Today whenever a Buddhist Ayotulla see a Bo tree in N-E he erects a Buddha statue and SL CARDBOARD army guard this circus.
          Coolie don’t parade your ignorance here better do some overtime cleaning work and earn money.
          There are 1000s of Sinhalese in UK pity no one is there to support your comments.
          because these educated people are not believing Lion mate with Princess canard.
          Cheers

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            Cholan
            I told you before. It was your own Tamil “Mattaakalappu Manmiyam” which says the majority in Lanka were Cinkars when Kalingars invaded our country. It says Kalingars had destroyed Polonnaruwa and defeated “Sinhalese Yakkha people.”
            It further mentioned about the Vankars (Vanga people who were Vijaya Hora’s descendants.)
            Read your own Tamil literature first, before uttering rubbish about a history you know nothing.
            Before Mahawamsa, there was Deepavamsa plus many more historic literature such as Cholawamsa, Rajawaliya, Poojavaliya, Aththa katha, etc.
            Ha ha ha Manawadus are only one family not a tribe or a race.
            Sinhalese were landowners while Tamils and Muslims were brought down to work in estates, plantations, Colombo harbour and Dutch and British Armies.
            You know nothing about Sri Lanka’s history.
            LTTE misled the world for 34 years with “Tamil homeland myth.”
            Gone are the days man.

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              Error in my spellings: It should be U, not O in Chulawamsa (the sequel to Mahawamsa.)

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                Champass

                We can forgive and forget if its only an error in spelling, however you have amply demonstrated in the last few months/years that there is a grave error in your birth/gene/brain…..

                How could we forgive and forget these fundamental errors in your metabolic design.

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                  Hindian Vedda
                  You should go and the local optician immediately.
                  I didn’t ask forgive and forget from anybody as there is no reason to do so.
                  Besides, in my vocabulary there is no such thing as forgive and forget.

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    Sub-standard poorly written article. I’m surprised why you allow such articles on your site.

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    Yes, I too hate Tamils

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      Thanks for the confession.
      Keep your hate to yourself and be always on heat, it’s good for your health.

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    Well said Anand.

    If the structure is illegal, the matter should have been referred to the police. How come the catholic priest and the bunch of miscreants take the law into their own hands?. These perpetrators should not be allowed to go scot-free. They should be, including the ring leader, punished according to the law. The dastardly behaviour of this catholic father is unbecoming of a priest and makes mockery of his preaching. Hope the Bishop will issue a statement condemning this act and take necessary steps to discipline this ruffian father.

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    Cholan, can’t you find a way to blame the Sinhala Buddhists for this?
    Cheers

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      Paul

      “Cholan, can’t you find a way to blame the Sinhala Buddhists for this?”

      Don’t you see the Sinhala/Buddhist mutant fascist aspiring Il Duce’s hands everywhere if there is trouble, conflict, riots, war, ……………… as he wants people to feel insecure, paranoid, …. and panic.

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      @ Paul

      Truth is a Tamil will go to a church here to save his life when murder gang chases him.
      BUT
      A Tamil will NEVER, EVER go to a VIHARA here aware very well what will happen to him.
      Are these people living from Negombo to Chilaw are really Sinhalese? Why many talk Tamil at home?
      I have come across birth certificates issued here once in TAMIL.
      Cheers

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        Cholan.

        ‘A Tamil will NEVER, EVER go to a VIHARA here aware very well what will happen to him’.

        In 1983 the Vajiraramaya vihare was full of Tamils.

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          you enjoyed your genocide of Tamil in vihara. Vihara is ideal place for raping, vapourising, chemically disoving tamils in front of sinhala budhaa.

          Perhaps you masturbated winessing this sexual ecstasy

          The bald headeds would have sermoned all sinhala budist justification.

          Thank you for sharing.

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    There is no holy sites for Abraham religions in this land. Every inch of this land is holy sites for Buddhists and Hindus. As such Indian religions worshipers can worship their sacred idols or whatever they feel sacred. Nobody has rights to object it. Anyway It is better if they could get the matter sorted out with law enforcement authorities in that area. . Abraham religious leaders in anywhere in the world want to wipe out Indian’s religion from earth. That is the eternal truth. But world is opening their eyes and realizing the truth. as Arthur c clerk predicted in his famous Epics.Indian religions will take reign of the world soon. Abram religions showing sign of dipping into hell nowadays. truth may surface soon.Those catholic clergies might have to live rest of their lives covering their faces just like Muslims ladies do.

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    Why is this Catholic Priest not taken into custody for illegal activity? Is this the “Equal Justice for All” presented by the President who is the Minister in Charge of Police? This shows another bias side of the President who he himself as per the court orders violated the constitution!

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    I have come to know new historical facts by reading the comments and they are ;-

    1. Kallathoni Vijaya and his rogue friends were all born and bred in Mahavathutota ,present day Mannarama in Sri Lanka;

    2. Jesus Christ was a Sinhalese born at Adams Peak: and left his footprints on the hilltop as proof;,

    3. Gautama Buddha was born to a Kandyan Sinhala Telugu Royal Family and attained Nirvana at Colombo Kanette.

    I thank CT for these valuable inventions.

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    Kawdana

    Mouths of Abraham Sumanthiran and Sampanthan are fully filled with kolukkaddai, a kind of sweet Tamils make, So please don’t disturb them.

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      Maya
      Even in politics Sampanthan & Sumanthiran “took more than they can chew”, during the past 4 years they didn’t show any commitment, because of their ego TNA lost every opportunity. Now the future looks bleak, UK and rest of Europe have their internal problems therefore the International Community support is disintegrating towards the Sri Lanka Tamil cause. UN Geneva is a big joke. Few days ago Tamils in Jaffna at their Fort Temple held a special Pooja invoking God’s blessings for USA to intervene to solve the North East Problems, look at the changing dynamics.

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        Desperate people think desperately. TNA politicians made ordinary people, victims of war, to believe that USA will come to their rescue. Didn’t you hear that Sampanthan was saying repeatedly that the problems will be solved before next Deepavali, each year. It is very unfortunate that TNA has succeeded in brainwashing these people, while MPs spent time enjoying in Colombo. People have no one to turn to now, hence they appeal to God, still believing God will direct USA to come to their rescue. The effect of brain washing is so much.

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    “The Thiruketheeswaram is one of the five ancient, holy Eeswarams for Hindus”

    How ancient ? 300 years ? Because before 300 years not a single Tamil was living in north or any other part of the country.

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    When the Portugeese invaded Northern Srilanka, King Changlyan fought against the invasion but lost the war because of the converted Tamil Catholics sided with the invaders. This was the end of the Tamil kingdom. These converted Catholics put their religion first and helped the foreigners to occupy the rest of the Tamil/Singhala land.
    This continues until today……………………..These Catholics must learn from the Budhists and the Hindus that both communities respect each of their faith and take part in both Singhala/tamil religious festivals. Budhists and Hindus must get together and educate these intolerant Catholics how to respect other religions practices.

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    b
    There was treachery by Kaakkai Vanniyan. Was he a Catholic?
    Cangili persecuted Catholics and thus antagonized them to the point of their colluding with the Portuguese.
    The point is that Tamil nationalism, unable to resolve its internal contradictions, is now in a fix. A lack of leadership is blatantly transparent.

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