26 September, 2021

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Sam Speaks For Muslims, Condemns Violence Against Muslims In Ampara

R. Sampanthan, the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader Tamil National Alliance has condemned the violence against the Muslim community in Ampara.

We publish below the Sampanthan’s statement in full:

Rajavayothi Sampanthan

“I strongly condemn the attacks carried out against the Muslim community in Ampara. Any form of violence is not acceptable and I urge those who committed these unwarranted acts to create disunity and bring division among the communities to stay away from such activities and not to create ethnic tension among people. 

“I urge the government to take stern action against the preparators of the violence in Ampara and to take adequate measures to prevent such incidents being repeated in future.  We have witnessed such incidents in the past and we have experienced the repercussions of such unacceptable behaviour and actions. I urge the police and the other officials to enforce the law and order impartially.   

I humbly appeal to the religious leaders to ensure that peace and harmony are maintained in these areas and not to allow any extremist elements to take advantage of these incidents. 

“I appeal to the people in Ampara and other areas to remain calm and to set an example to others of the importance of unity among communities.”

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    Taraki

    “Sam Speaks For Muslims, Condemns Violence Against Muslims In Ampara”

    Did Sam speak out when LTTE was causing violence against Muslims?
    Warn him the throat slitting is back in Sri Lanka.
    Who does he think he is?
    Any how is this a very good time to revive Muslim Home Guards in order to protect innocent Muslims from marauding Sinhala/Budhhist thugs while the good middle class law abiding citizens are sitting tight and doing nothing to prevent the escalation of one sided attack on innocent people?

    Look for thrishu, somass, Hela, Srinathan.Gunaratnam, …………………… may be leading the mob.

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      It’s high time that this Sinhala Buddhist Terrorism was called out for what it is and branded as Terrorism just like ISIS and the Al-Qaeda so that our Nation and the World can unite in fighting these Terrorists just like we fought and freed our country of the LTTE…

      Put these terrorists in their place and show them the nation and the world stands against them…

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        As long as the majority Sinhalese don’t stand up against these Sinhala Buddhist Terrorists the world would have to believe they too are in support of these racist terrorists!

        Why only a Tamil politician has the courage to stand up to these Terrorists!?

        Where are all these Sinhala Buddhist Politicians!?

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          #SayNoToSinhalaBuddhistTerrorism

          Don’t stay silent like the Muslim world was silent when Al-Qaeda and ISIS were in their early stages and could have been nipped in the Bud! Now Al-Qaeda and ISIS have destroyed the majority of the Muslim world and setback their progress.

          Don’t wait till it’s too late for our nation.

          Stand up and speak up against these terrorists and those behind manufacturing them…

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      NV, the pioneer throat slitter is being sent to China on a study tour, perhaps to master the technology of making chemical weapons and dissolving bodies in Sulphuric acid.

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          Percy

          Brilliant
          Thanks for keeping it brief.

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        Do you recommend sending to the US instead, which has the best weapons technology of every kind?

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        The Chinese Communist Party on Sunday proposed changing the country’s constitution to allow Xi to remain in power beyond his scheduled departure in 2023. The party will vote on the proposal — which would abolish term limits by removing the phrase that says China’s president and vice president “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms” so he is set for life.

        There will be mass protest of course.

        The throat slitter is being sent to China to teach throat slitting gesture to the Chinese army and in fact teach the the actual act as well.

        At the same time learn how My3 can also implement a life time presidency.

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        thrishu

        Brilliant
        Thanks for keeping it brief.

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    A big thank you Mr. Sampanthan for your concern for non-Tamil communities.

    We appreciate it very much & I’m sure the majority Sinhala community will also be happy & love to accept your shift in attitudes.

    It’s a proof that though we have our main concerns; behind them the concern for everybody stays hidden.
    Please keep your heart open for every Sri Lankan.

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      They are Tamil by ethnicity and Muslim by religion. Especially the ones who live in the north east and along the north west coast ( Puttalam ) The ones living further south and in the central highlands may have some Arab but basically Tamil. Islam is a religion not an ethnicity. There is no such thing called a Muslim race or ethnicity. They are definitely not Moors or Arabs. Sampanthan and other Tamil people have every right to be concerned about them as they are fellow Tamils , even if they want to deny this obvious fact and hide under some imagined pan Islamic identity , that is now causing them lots of misery.

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      Yes, concern for every Sri Lankan.
      Great!

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    There is no leadership whenever there is violence against minorities. The President is mute, the PM is mute, Parliamentarians are mute, Muslim leaders are mute, religious leaders are mute, and law enforcement are mute. No wonder these racist thugs think it is okay to attack Muslims, their businesses, attack Mosques or Churches, homes, and physically harm them, even killing them. They feel enabled by the silence from the top, and their inaction. Shame on them all. They are letting the country down, by their indifference.

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      Everyone is mute because the Muslims have provoked the Sinhalese into this action, however deplorable.if Muslims carry out anti Sinhala activities they will have to face the full force of the Sinhala population.There is no point in wingeing. If you read the CBS news in America Isis is doing the same there trying to poison people through illegally administered drugs.

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        This idea of provoking is wrong. We Sinhalese as the majority should show patience and understanding. If we do so I think over time the minorities will even adopt the Buddhist religion as against religions which condone violence against the ‘other’If one studies history one finds that whatever is good and noble has not disappeared despite invasions.
        RMB Senanayake

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          Raja Senanayake

          “We Sinhalese as the majority should show patience and understanding.”

          I am sorry to say you show only rage, hatred and violence. Your lot need years of anger management counselling, meditation in forest monasteries, lessons in rationality and ……………. peaceful environment to contemplate. Train the stupid thugs to weed out rumours from facts.

          The empty mind is the devils workshop. Find these idling men some worthwhile jobs and bring back their wives from middle east.

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    Please Sam come with real interpretations. I have no doubt Rajapkashe men are behind these brutal incidents.

    Earlier they had BBS or the like mad dogs were set to creat the kind of turmoils, now not having beeing able to drag the power, these men abuse the freedom given by current govt.

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    Is this man still breathing?

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      I am sure he is following Hillary Clinton. We know how Hillary Clinton bark for Tamil Terrorists. USA proved the USA belongs to white people, that’s why Donald Trump elected as a President of USA

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    A foreign hand is behind the anti-Muslim riots “machines” that goes into action whenever Ranil is in trouble and about to be held accountable! by ALL the people of Lanka – Sinhala, Tamil Muslim.

    These “Ethnic” Riots are instigated to distract the public and cover up Bond Scam Ranil’s financial crimes and the fact that he must be Impeached for Grand Larceny at Central Bank and his neo-liberal policies of selling off national assets to the global 1 percent and his foreign “advisers:.

    Ranil has instead taken over Law and order Ministry after losing the election because of Corruption and economic inequality- what a joke and farce democracy in the miracle of Modayas is!
    These are dangerous times in Sri Lanka – very like Latin American Countries that are destabilized by big brother whenever their chosen man is in trouble.

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      That foreign hand was busy during the Rajapaksa time too. In fact the Rajapaksa’s did and said nothing during the time the BBS thugs went around terrorizing the Muslims, which ended in the Aluthgama massacre. If the Rajapaksa’s were not involved, they would have condemned all these attacks, and condemned it.

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    Words of peace and comfort from a respected, senior political leader in our devalued
    Parliament. It was Gandhiji who pronounced one way of looking at if a multi-racial
    society is truly democratic is to ensure the minorities within them feel safe, secure and happy. How does Sri Lanka fare in this test? How has Sinhala Buddhism in this country fared in the manner of practising love, tolerance and compassion? The Govt – the Police, the Armed forces and the Buddhist priesthood – remain condemned in the eyes of the world – for remaining complicit, unmoved and paralysed.

    Backlash

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    Unpresendetaly that shifting of TNA new politics has become dual tactics by turn into salvation of Muslim in eastern province by TNA-Samapathan from Sinhalese “genocide”. This is double standard one for Muslims and Other for Tamils? Is this new” reconciliation” range of policies advocated that headed by MS, CBK and RW?…….of UNPs!

    1 Which is aim of target on that against majority Sinhalese people in South by TNA? By Building a new United front with separatism region for Muslims and Tamils is political perpecatitives of TNA.

    2 Incidentally or by accidentally that TNA which working on that Just- in time system; it is born as national political party of TNA after long-years.

    3 To be created instability plans in Land of Lanka are key to TNA-political —separatism of Tamil chauvinism Road map of Eealm or Federalist regime in North—–east!!!

    4 Hence Muslim are in path of Ideology that provocation reading of ‘Kuran’ of the majority Sinhalese community by is that unknown, paths, means and many ways……TNA and MC…

    5 While created crisis will be fish-in-trouble water is to key political agenda of Muslim Congress and their extremists out-fits Eastern Province and other Muslims pockets in Island -wide.

    6 In common sense that TNA has created unholy alliance between two extremist out-fits are Tamil Terrorism and ISIS Islam terrorism will join operation South Asian region. By give new outlook for political chaos and unprecedented turmoil by recapitalization and regain GUN RULE policies in whole Island by TNA? Later join-hand nexus to ISIS……..Terrorism.

    We as nation could not be trap into political strategy of TNA and MC new alliance by so-called claim by Tamil’s speaking of national+ Global agenda?

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      IT is LTTE Rump who wanted this to happen probably to hide what is happening to Ranil. SAM is just talking on behaf of LTTE rump. See how they comment here in CT.

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        Jim softy dimwit

        Now we are in early 2018.
        Where are you in 1978?

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        Haha classic. If you don’t say anything about the BBS atrocity against the Muslims , we will blame you Sam but if you raise concern against the BBS atrocities, we will still blame you. Sampanthan you are a minority and you will always be one.

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    This is a most welcome statement.
    I hope that the TNA will act in this spirit in future matters as well.

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    I can remember the period when the Sinhalese mob attacked Muslims when the opposition leader Amirthalingam is the only person who brought this issue in the parliament. It is sad that Muslim leaders always keep silence because they are only there to support the govt for their personal benefits.

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      Ajith
      May I know when and where Muslims were attacked while Amirthalingam was Leader of Opposition?
      He ceased to be in parliament from1983.
      Some of the worst incidents of attacks occurred close to the start of this millennium.

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        I can’t remember exact dates, it is before 1983, probably 1976 -1977.

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          J.R. Jayawardana killed innocent Tamils, 1983 where as Mahinda Rajapaksa killed world’s worst Terrorists LTTE Tamils

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          Ajith
          If it was 1976-77 Amirthalingam was not in parliament.
          *
          There was no serious anti-Muslim attack from 1970 up to the 1990s, except for one in Puttalam around 1976 which was well controlled by the government.

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        In 1976 putt Alamein 7 muslims were shot and killed

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    If indeed Muslims have pills and implants in bras that keep populations down, they would be marketing it in a big way. The Sinhalaya must be absolutely stupid to believe such nonsense. Is there no limit to this foolishness? Where are the Muslim leaders to speak out on these matters. Why is it left to Sampanthan. The Muslim leaders should stop stooging and protect the interests of their people.

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    Thank you Sir.

    You have the guts to speak out than most of the Muslim politicians who wants Muslim votes but only there to serve themselves and their families.

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    Mr Sampanthan

    Why are you silent on (1) Tamils’ protests over an year concerning the enforced disappearances of their kith and kin. (2) protests for the release of their land from illegal occupation of armed forces (3) protests for release of detainees kept without any charge in prisons (4) destruction of Hindu temples and idols in North and East, specially the unacceptable behaviour of governor’s wife in a temple in your electorate.

    Sir, If you don’t take effective action on the above matters and continue to remain silent, I am sure more and more people will set fire to your effigy as done recently in Vanni.

    Tamils have given enough time to you and if you cannot bring relief to them please resign and go home.

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    Today he has done the correct thing by condemning violence although he was silent or even supporting violence during the past decades.

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    He never speak for Sinhalese. In the Parliament he is the leader of opposition to Sinhalese not to the Government.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “He never speak for Sinhalese. “

      You once said MR was the legitimate leader of opposition. Why have you changed your mind? I haven’t seen any Sinhala/Buddhist speaking for Muslims or Tamils or Hindus or Christians or Buddhists. They are concerned only about the next deal.

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        NV,

        Tell me when and where I said MR is the legitimate leader of opposition. I never said so. Probably to much ‘Mendis Gal’ you got free from Arjun has distorted your memory.

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          Eagle Blind Eye,

          I am not sure which of your following avatar typed,
          Eagle Eye, SL Citizen, or Dr Clean, however one of your avatar stated it when you were suffering from multiple personality syndrome. If you can’t remember its alright, its normal for a psychologically unstable person.

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    As recently as there wwre so many murders. Gangsters shot and killed a police officer, School principal raped a young teenagfer, Another school girl was brutally raped by a swiss gang SAM was silent. THIS WAS BECAUSE A DUAL BETWEEN sINHALA DN MUSLIMS, LOOKS ltt TAMILS WANTED IT.

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    This is to all Sinkala Budhists ;
    The eye witness statement who is an employee at the restaurant with regard to the RACIST attack by BUDDA ROWDIES in Ampara..

    please see the vedio in the below link;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUrKr1T1aWI

    share it to the Budda RACISTs facebooks to make known how our srilankan budha rowdies are behaving …

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      Hey CEYLON,

      please don’t associate these ROWDIES with the Lord Buddha! There is hardly any true Buddhist in the country anymore. The Buddhist teachings have not touched any of these rowdies that have embraced violence. If Lord Buddha was alive today, even his preaching and sermons would be challenged by these extremists.

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    He is the opposition to the non-urban Sinhalese, he likes to protect Sinhala Toiyas though, and that is a class thing.

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      wannihami

      “and that is a class thing.”

      Are you sure its a class thing and Sam is not a typical Tamil racist with Vellala attitude/mindset?

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    Where was this fool when a ancient Vihara got Bulldozed in Sampur. Couldn’t he spoke for Sinhalese and condemns that heinous crime as well.

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      Shenali

      “Where was this fool when a ancient Vihara got Bulldozed in Sampur. “

      Sam had gone to deal with the arrogant uncivilized actual Guvnor of Eastern province, Deepthi Bogollagama in front of a Hindu Temple. Is she your niece?

      By the way could you give us some details about the “ancient Vihara which got Bulldozed in Sampur”.

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        NV there is a rumour that this Bogollagama chap with his arrogant wife is trying to get the post of SL High Commissioner to UK when the current incumbent returns. I think that UK government should refuse to accept him on account of the racist behaviour of his wife, which will lead to conflict with Tamil British citizens.

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          So Sakkara,Tamil Vedda are going to decide who will represent Sri Lanka in the UK? He,ha ha. Tell us another one just like the other one.
          How about Surendran or similar Tamil SOB? Very nice wouldn’t it be ? Stop dreaming

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          I am sure Sirisena would oblige.
          If that happens are you prepared to protest in front of the High Commission.
          None of the stupid Lankies understands humbleness.

          Many don’t get it, understand the wisdom of others:

          I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people. -Nelson Mandela

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    Mr. Sampanthan,

    I salute you for not speaking for Muslims. But speak for the truth when those selfish Muslim politicians had no guts to talk for their own community.

    It is not about being Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslims or Christians, what counts is you speak for the truth, speak against creating racial tensions and discrimination, and you ultimately speak for the nation as a true Sri Lankan who dream of a nation that can only prosper as “we”, the Sri Lankans.

    Long live Mr. Sampathan to be a role mode for those cowardice politicians who works for their own selfish gains, could learn from you.

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    Can they make a Dent in the Pohottuwa before next year?
    My mate NV has brought up a fascinating point..
    Where was Sam when Mr Pirahaparan mowed down 300 Muslims in Kathankaddy Mosque, while they were on their knees prying to God?.
    And chased out all Muslims out of that side of Elephant Pass.
    Sam later called them” my Boys”.
    And got Pirahaparan’s Tiger Boys to accompany the Vellala Cadres in the TNA to promote Tamil Nationalism and the demand for a separate Homeland.
    That happened with the help of the current Yahapalana PM of course, who signed away the North and the East to Mr Pirahaparan under the ISGA…
    Ampare is part of the North East.
    Can Sinhala Buddhists get a Homeland there in Dr Ranil’s Homeland Constitution ,by attacking Muslims ?.
    There is no reason for them to attack Muslim shops, unless free Mendis Special gave them a boost with a motivational talk by the same people who carried out similar workshops in Beruwala and Aluthgama to help get Dr Ranil and his mate Sillysena in to Power.
    Mr Sampathar of course will be the beneficiary if the Mendis Special suppliers and the Motivational Coaches succeed.

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      K A Sumanasekera

      You are an impostor.
      Our bad old KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere is now impersonating Kalu Albert. So why don’t you get lost for a while until KASmaalam comes back to claim what was traditionally his once.

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    Not a single muslim leader or member of parliment will resign to show their anger.the real fight is to show poor muslim they are fighting for them.even to-morrow king mahinda come to power hakeem-risaard-basheer-atrhaulla-kisspulla-all will be waiting in line to get the minister post.all these muslim leaders kept quiete when tamils in one hundred thousand killed in vani-at least sampathan has the guts to at least issue a statement.muslims by calling for close the shops they are going to invite more trouble.mahinda-my3-ranil-no body will take any action against any budist thugs as they need them for future political killings.all these leaders needs only muslim-tamil votes nothing else.

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    Did anybody asked Sampanthar Aiya if he have had completed all procedures? Hakeem didn’t; he doesn’t talk about these.

    Just because Ashar is dead how can Sampanthar Aiya do these icky, blasphemy things against Muslim politicians?

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    SHAME on you Ranil Wickremasinghe, under you your Premiership so many hundreds of attacks against Muslims happened and now you being the man in charge of Security it happened yet “You Never Opened Your Mouth” at least to condemn the incident. You are a Shame P.M.

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      thrishu

      Brilliant again
      Thanks for keeping it brief.

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    To any Thamil gentleman…
    .please translate the content of this video and publish here….This is the witness statement of the cashier who allegedly accused by Budda Rowdies in Ampara as mixed pills in food.

    link –

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P58xYyzVFw&feature=youtu.be

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    Mr. Sampanthan,you wants all the communities to live in peace and harmony,it is a good proposal but you turn a blind eye towards the atrocities and activities of muslims.Muslims are very selfish,for example ,a professor at ADDAPALAM,is trying to encroach the cemetry belonging to Hindus,also you didn’t take action against the muslim home guards,who killed thousands of tamils.The kovil at Oddamavadi,was demolished and a mosque was built in that place and this was openly accepted by Hisbulla.You and your coharts are dud.You are a boot licker of Ranil,and you do nothing for the welfare of tamils.Ranil knows very well that you are guillible and you must know that people are fed up with the TNA.

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    Remind him of the Kaththankudi massacre and the expulsion of Muslims from the North by Pirabaharan. He supported the LTTE when it was doing all kinds of terror acts. Now he sings a different song because his Eelam map has shrunk after the LG polls.

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    Well said Mr Sampanthan. You are the only true Politician in Parliment amongst a set of Jokers. I agree with the writings of Sunil. When will the discrimination against minorities ever cease.

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    To the best of my knowledge ONLY Dr Bahu and Sampanthan have condemned the Ampara attacks. It is religion based.
    The gutter minds are attacking the messenger Sampanthan but not the message.
    Bahu has consistently pointed out the futility of the evil language/religion-divide from the start of his political career.
    The silence of Muslim MPs is deafening.
    The majority of Lankan MPs probably believe that the additive which induces sterility exists.

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