19 February, 2020

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Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinism Will Not Allow Religious Pluralism – Tamils Stand Solidarity With Muslims

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

PM - TGTE - Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

The Sinhala regime that had been targeting Tamils for many decades has now turned its acts of annihilation against the Muslims.

The Sinhala chauvinist regime, while occupying the traditional Tamil homeland in the island of Sri Lanka, is working to suppress the Tamil Peoples’ campaign for the realization of their right to self-determination making use of their racist military forces.

Now, as a continuation of this ever-growing trend of aggressive intolerance, the Sinhala regime has turned its dirty acts of oppression and ethnic cleansing against the Muslim community, targeting the community’s cultural activities including their freedom of worship.

Sri Lankan Constitution 

Changes to the constitution over the years since independence, enacted without the consent of the Tamil people, has made Buddhism the State Religion in an island of many faiths and races, denying equal treatment to other faiths. 

The racist Sri Lankan state machinery, working in concert with Buddhist chauvinist forces that had deprived and denied Tamils the realization of their inherent right of self-determination for many decades, is now expanding its plan to destroy the very existence of the Muslim people.

Buddhism, a noble religion with 600 million followers all over the world, has now unfortunately  been hijacked on the island by racist and chauvinist Sinhalese forces.  These racist forces claim that many of the Tamil-Buddhist archaeological sites are actually places of Sinhala origin, and are actually evidence of Sinhala-Buddhist existence in traditionally Tamil areas in the past.

Settlement of Sinhalese in Tamil areas, changing the demography of the war-affected regions, is justified with this assertion. Tamils, who respect Buddhism as a religion of values and meaning, perceive the settlement of Sinhalese in their areas as a concerted effort on the part of the Sinhala regime to disintegrate the Tamil homeland, dividing the contiguity of our traditional areas of habitation on the island.

Muslims Targeted 

The racist Sinhala regime that had been targeting the Tamil people for many decades has now turned its acts of annihilation against the Muslims.  Initially the food and dress habits of the Muslims were targeted, and then places worship, attacking mosques and destroying some of them, and denying Muslims’ freedom of worship. In this undemocratic and unacceptable behaviour, the Sinhala rulers are making use of all means, both “legal” and “illegal,” available to them. 

It is in this background of naked racism and persecution that one should analyze the violence unleashed by the army that occurred recently in the village of Weliweriya, situated not very far away from the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, targeting the Sinhala Catholic people.

Sinhala chauvinism has risen to such heights, and is so narrow minded that it is ready to target anyone on its way — even Sinhalese if they practice Christianity. This demonstrated the manifestation of Sinhala extremism that is not willing and ready to accommodate any other cultures, faiths or groups to live peacefully, co-existing side by side, with a sense of accommodation and tolerance, granting every distinct group its cultural, religious or national rights.

Freedom Charter 

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) would like to once again reiterate a key aspect from its Freedom Charter:

“Tamil Eelam shall be a secular state. The right to worship and to follow religious practices of every citizen in Tamil Eelam shall be ensured and protected without any hindrances what so ever.”

The independent Tamil Eelam that will emerge in the traditional homeland of Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka shall grant equal rights and respect to all faiths and religious practices. It will never undertake measures aimed at ethnic cleansing as is being done by the Sinhala Buddhist racist regime.

Tamil Eelam and its rulers shall always uphold the ancient lofty ideals of “All the world is ours; all are our kinsmen”. In adhering to this dictum, the land of Tamil Eelam and the democratic rule of Tamil Eelam shall welcome all religions to our country with open arms to help them live happily and in prosperity.

We, the Tamil people spread all over the world, living in deep-rooted hope to see the birth of Tamil Eelam, hereby extend our wholehearted support to the Muslim people who are faced with severe oppression at the hands of the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinist forces.

While extending our fullest support to the Muslim people, we also extend our solidarity to the Muslim community, as a community whose mother tongue is also Tamil, asking them to join the Tamils in their struggle to build a secure future for all in the Tamil state.

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    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

    You are not joking are you?

    When would I see a proper statement owning up (Puli, Kottiya, Tiger) atrocities committed against Muslims and an unreserved apology from you lot?

    Muslims must also demand compensation from the Tamil Diaspora for the pain, suffering, loss of income, humiliation …… that they undergone in the past twenty odd years.

    Muslims note Take this TGTE and its supporters to ICC.

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      Native Vedda,
      You want only Rudrakumaran to be taken to ICC?
      Its unfair from any Veddha standards, how about other RIDHIRA(blood) Kumarans and Kings from both teams? But now they all in one team.

      Dont be biased Vedda.

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        Garusinghe

        I think you are novice in this forum.

        I have been campaigning for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to record, investigate, recommend amnesty in exchange for truth….

        It means all war crimes and crime against humanity should be included in the investigation irrespective of who committed those human rights violations. The period it should cover is from 5th April 1971 to date.

        You should check my past comments in CT and DBSJ for authentication.

        “Dont be biased Vedda.”

        I promise you I will endeavor to persevere.

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          Neither I am calling my self and Old hand or an expert.
          When I see things wrong I raise my voice, and thata all i can do after all. I dont beleive in blood shed or any kind of harassments or descriminations.

          About your comment, Yes thats what should happen but right now its a distance dream, isnt it. Besides people like Kamalesh Sharma allegedly selling their souls for petty benifits or for selfish polotical gains. Therefore cant trust any right now.

          I hope for a just society and I am so hungry and thirsty for one.
          May I say I am dehydrated.
          You sounds like a professional, hope you are one.

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            Native and Gurusingha;

            If they, I C C want to take War criminals from sri lanka,
            We have Many Garbage trucks full of them.
            and Some are in posting of Brothels in abroad to do pimp works of Politicians as they are not qualified to do diplomat works. .
            we have to collect them also.
            We have to bundle all of them in 5, 6 loads of LankaAir and Magein Air Flights to I C C.

            This Self appointed P m Of Dreamland,
            is looking for piggy back on Muslims now,
            As there no option for them to get any support,

            But the other side is of the curtain,
            Governing{looting] Rajapassa clans are playing a Hilarious Drama with Religious Extremists.

            When the curtain falls down , We can see all of them are Naked.

            But At present WE SEE The F KING IS NAKED.

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          Native Vedda,

          “The period it should cover is from 5th April 1971 to date.”

          Suggestion

          The period it should cover is from January 1, 1958 to date.

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            Amarasiri

            There is a difference between organised riots and war crimes.

            Let me stick to war crimes and crime against humanity as you know the common factor in these crimes has been the pattern of behaviour of the state and its institutions.

            Governments change but the state institutions are in perpetual existence.

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        This native Vedda isn’t a Vedda. Can’t you see, he is a mad fellow with a bit of everything. He has no clue what’s going on back home.

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          Patriot

          “Can’t you see, he is a mad fellow with a bit of everything.”

          Yes I am a mad fellow however I am my own mad fellow, not yours. It is my birth right to be mad. Does that bother you, if it does please back off.

          “He has no clue what’s going on back home.”

          Please do tell me what is going on back home. Let me learn from you.

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      Has anyone notices and asked Why is the Buddhist flag always flying at Independence Square in Colombo and at the Colombo town Hall?

      Surely, it should be the Sri Lankan National flat that should be flown at these places since the Buddhist flag does not represent the minority communities and is NOT the NATIONAL FLAG..

      The Buddhist flag is today known as a FASCIST FLAG in Burma and Sri Lanka/

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        There Nothing wrong with the Buddhist’s Flags Flying anywhere.

        Even in Parliament of sri lanka, White House In USA, or top of the Everest Mount.

        Only thing matters is the people who Follow the Philosophy of Buddhism is not adhere to those teachings / and rules,
        The other philosophies and religions also.

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        Buddhist flag is a sign of world peace. Sri Lankans cannot have the flag of Pakistan or S/Arabia.

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      Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran –

      You wanted to keep your Hindu Tamil Caste System and Fool the people so that your caste Hegemony could be maintained in a pure Eelam, You did not team up with the socialists, LSSP and CP of the South for an Egalitarian society,opted for Tamil Hindu racism, because the Sinhala Buddhists opted for the same racism. Finally, the LSSP and CP of the South licked the Sinhala Buddhist Racist A****s to get into power.

      DeJa Vu. Now Enjoy your Tamil Hindu racism with the Sinhala Buddhist Racism. Do you believe in Nirvana and Rebirth?

      Then you committed crimes against the Muslims and Sinhala, and you need to be dragged in front of the International Criminal courts and should pay compensation for the Muslims chased our of the Northern Province.

      Socialism is the only solution for communalism – Tilvin Silva
      MONDAY, 19 AUGUST 2013 12:43 0 COMMENTS

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5554:socialism-is-the-only-solution-for-communalism–tilvin-silva-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      The government that is unable to give drinking water to the people could never defeat communalism says the General Secretary of eh JVP Tilvin Silva adding that only a socialist system would be able to eradicate communalism from the society.

      Speaking a a seminar held in Gampaha Mr. Tilvin Silva said the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim masses should struggle hard to defeat communalism completely.

      Speaking further the General Secretary of the JVP said, “The solutions capitalist class and imperialism have for communalism are either autocratic centralization or autocratic devolution. Both these are wrong. People cannot be arbitrarily united or divided.

      This government has a sickness. It thinks the military is the solution for all issues. The Army is deployed to shoot masses who take to the streets asking for clean drinking water. People in Gampaha District where the chief minister for Western Provincial Council lives don’t have water to drink. The Minister who is supposed to develop the economy of the whole country is also elected from Gampaha District. None of them can do services to the masses.

      The national question is used by various parties for their power hunger. TNA has joined India and uses the national question to get power in the North.”

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      Please refer to him properly. Mr Prime Minister/Premier/Honorable prime minister so on.

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        …or at least as a clown living in a dream world.

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          Yes something, not just Mr. He ought to look into getting a H.E. designation

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      It’s difficult to charge the LTTE and their outfits of War Crimes as they are inherently Terrorists. We can either charge India for training the Sri Lankan Refugees and Instigating Crimes against Humanity or the Sri Lankan Government for Crimes against the Minority Sri Lankans. Hobson’s Choice.

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        “Terrorist” is not a legal definition per se. I believe that would be “non-state actor” or some such. Either way they are not exempt from prosecution.

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        How about setting up something like “Guantanamo Bay Camp” on Kachchativu Island?

        And then dragging “enemy combatants” such as Rudrakumaran using “extra-ordinary rendition” techniques.

        Cheers!

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    I would rather prefer Mr Sumanthiran or Dr. Wickramabahu or the JVP to represent the Muslims with Imtiaz markar & Kabir Hashim instead of our present DEAF and DUMB so called Muslim (Cheer) Leaders.
    Who do we have, Hakim, Fouzi, Hisbulla, Cader, Fais Musthafa, Rishad & the irritating-pain in the A** Azwer? These are garbage. No better than Sarana, Keheliya, Mervin, Dinesh, Champika, Mahipala et al.

    None of the Muslims should vote any present regime Muslim reps or support them in future.

    Mr. Rudrakumaran must address the Muslims direct without the apple polishing, oppotunistic UPFA Muslim parliamentarians.

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      Ranil is fool.This pure voice & gain more vote. Premadasa used Lalith & Imthiyas for gain the vote.

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        ‘Ranil is a fool’ – Is the SLFP/PA/UPFA slogan.
        Late RP & LA are no more.
        What do you want? Dayasiri or Sajith to lead the party?

        Without the elite UNP is dead.
        UNP is the only party that can bring at aleast some peace in the island. Right now you like or not the only person to be elected is RW to save this country from autocracy.
        Stop winging and give the THIS man RW a chance and see. If he is not suitable vote for someone else. Since CBK came to power until now dont we suffer? LTTE is no more but still the country is suffering from other terrorism. State Sponsored terror. Do we really enjoy the war victory? No, we dont. As long as we keep electing unprofessional, uneducated, unculured, ugly goons, drug moguls, extortionists we will suffer. And RW is certainly not one eof them. We need the elite, decent politicians back.

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          Senerath,

          I agree with you! We want more people who think like you to get our country out of trouble. Sri Lanka would be a better place if atleast 25 percent of the population think like us.

          RW is one of the cleanest politicians that I know of since Senanayake days.

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        Yehiya

        “Ranil is fool”

        Who is not in this island?

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    Tamil Nadu is Tamil homeland.

    Go get your dream land there. Why beg for another 1958, 1977, 1983 or 2009?

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      But Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala homeland. Please pack and go from where you came from. Are you ready with your blood thirsty teeth to tear the blood of Tamils?

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        Fathima Fukushima

        “Tamil Nadu is Tamil homeland. Go get your dream land there.”

        I hate to agree with you.

        Ajith

        “But Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala homeland. Please pack and go from where you came from.”

        I hate to agree with you.

        This is one of those rare moments I agree with both Sinhalese and Tamils.

        How soon can both leave?

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          Can the Sinhala and Tamils go back to India the way they came-Illegally?

          Will India take our garbage, the Sinhala and Tamils?

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            Amarasiri

            Definitely, they would.

            Look at their politicians, bureaucracy, caste system,crime.. …..etc India thrives on garbage.

            Come to think of it I don’t see much qualitative difference between Indian and Sri Lankan garbage.

            Do you find any difference between these two countries?

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              Native Vedda,

              “Do you find any difference between these two countries?”

              Yes, but very minor.

              1. Unproven Myths; Nirvana vs. Nibbana

              2. Caste System: India Strong Brahmans at top. Sri Lanka Govigama at top.

              3. Unproven Myths: Rebirth, Sansara, treating women about the same.

              4. 330 million Gods vs. rebirth and extinction.

              5. Same rate of rapes.

              6.. Add yours, same politicians, same people who can be fooled etc. on misinformation and myths and other garbage. Add your list of common garbage for the Resplendent Dharmadeepa and Maha Bharata.

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        When a group comes to a new land 2500 years ago, mixed with or assimilated four local tribes and together developed a unique language and a culture and defend it from intruders and plunderers that land become the home-land of the new tribe – Sinhalas.

        Vedda were not among the four tribes (Yaksha, Raksha, Naga and Deva) that Sinhalas have assimilated. Vedda is an offshoot group of Kuweni that opted to stay out of the said assimilation and kept to themselves for 2500 years in the jungle.

        Count how many words of their own Vedda has in their vocabulary. Listen to Wanniala Atto; most of the words he speaks is same as what we Sinhalas speak. And how many Veddas are there altogether? Less than 3000. That is, if you count the mixed ones as well. We should look after this tribe in spite of the bullshit talking humbug who goes mad time and again.

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          Ahem…. Tamil speaking veddas of Vaharai…
          http://youtu.be/HeFCuZwexRw

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            georgethebushpig

            Now you know as to why I want to send the Kallathonies back to their ancestral homeland.

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          Patriot

          You say:

          “When a group comes to a new land 2500 years ago”

          It was not a new land. S U Dereniyagala confirmed in his papers and books that there were settled people living, farming, and building irrigation canal and knew metal melting technology.

          Then you say:

          “defend it from intruders and plunderers that land become the home-land of the new tribe – Sinhalas.”

          I take it that those people who came by Kallthonies defended the island from other Kallathonies. It is funny Kallathonies defending the land from another set of Kallathonies.

          ” Vedda were not among the four tribes (Yaksha, Raksha, Naga and Deva)”

          Where the hell did you get this idea?

          As far as I am concerned I don’t care who came first or last as long as their descendant hitch back to their home land North or South India.

          Your Navy men would be happy to arrange Kallathonies back to Bihar or Tamilnadu.

          Please go, when you go please take your Tamil brethren with you.

          Please don’t confirm your stupidity again, again, again…….and again. Its too boring.

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            Get it right Vedda boy. Do you think you don’t display your stupidity and does not bore us when you repeatedly say Sinhalas are kallathonis.

            Surely, you know very well that you are an offshoot of Wijaya of Bihar and Kuweni of the Yaksha tribe. And that means Vedda boy is a half Bihari and half Yaksha. Don’t try cover-up your bastardity telling Sinhala to go back to Bihar. I have come up with the truth.

            Indeed, Sinhalas are a better Hela mixture than Vedda. I say that because they are the offspring of an assimilated tribe of Wijaya and all four tribes in Hela, (Yaksha, Raksha, Naga and Deva) bar Vedda, results of the offshoots. It is obvious then Sinhalas have a better claim to be the true Helaya of Sri Lanka than Vedda.

            Half Bihari half Hela, this Vedda boy is truly belongs to the ‘jungle tribe’ of Sri Lanka. And for that reason, we should help his chief look after the ‘jungle boy’. He deserves a new double cab to do his job better.

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              I am no muslim

              “does not bore us when you repeatedly say Sinhalas are kallathonis.”

              If you are bored don’t read. You didn’t know you had an option, man you must be irredeemably stupid.

              I didn’t say Sinhalese are Kallthonies, they are descendants of Kalllathonies. Why have you omitted the other part, your Tamil brothers too are descendants of Kalllathonies. Are you a Tamil?

              In case if you decided to leave please take your Tamil brethren with you.

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    “Blah blah blah chauvinist racist blah racist blah racist chauvinism blah blah chauvinist chauvinist blah blah racist blah chauvinist rhubarb”
    -PM of the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam

    Please, for the love of god, someone get this guy a thesaurus :-)

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      Thesaurus is freely available on net.

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    A majority of the Buddhists in the country do not approve of what is going on nor what is being done by these minority extremist elements, and therefore do not constitute to be a threat to the Muslims in vthis country. It is true, they have been turned into provocateurs by the higher echelons of the State apparatus with ulterior motives such as to reign in and subjugate the minorities, which will never happen, due to International pressure. They are aware that politically, the minority is a spent force which cannot provide any political mileage to them, except to prop it through coalition. So they try to exploit and further debilitate their chances for any reasonable opportunity to unite as a single entity through the maxim ‘Divide and Rule’ policy, and further vying for the majority vote base root, which too is highly doubtful to see fruition, due to many reasons better left for another discussion.

    As for your call on the Muslim community living in this country, to unite on a common platform against these dark forces, on the basis of language affinity – Tamil speaking, and the striking resemblance of their modus operandi to disturb the peace, I’d say we Muslims can still live them. There has been far too much damage caused by the LTTE to the Muslim psycho when asked to leave their traditional homeland in the North within 24 hrs or face the bullet. Leaving behind all their hard earned personal wealth, jewellery, money, land deeds, way of living and earning, and turned into refugees overnight, being forced in awful living conditions, simply because they happened to be Muslims, cannot be easily wiped off their memories. So, thank you but no thank you. You fight your battle and we, ours.

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      I reiterate: Muslims can still live WITH them.

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    Looking for scape goats for support.
    Hello !!!!!!!!! Rudra, you’ve got plenty of them in the Middle East as well.
    Muslims are’nt that gullible as you think you oxymoron…..

    Rudra is lost for ideas and hallucinating.
    Begging for Muslim support…………. W@hat he forgot was the Muslim Traders took our women as their spouses. Rest is history repeating.

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    SOME OF MR. RUDRAKUMARAN’S COMMENTS ARE TRUE. HOWEVER, MUSLIMS CANNOT JOIN THEM BECAUSE OF PAST EXPERIENCE WITH LTTE, NEED TO SEE IF HIS CONCERN IS GENUINE.

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    Singhala/Muslim Race riots took place 1913/1915.The singhalese in Kandy and the surrounding areas attacked the peace loving muslims.History has it the muslims chased them round the streets of kandy with knives and daggers that the singhalese were running away.The war game miserably turned on them.They got their dessearts and went quiet there after till 2000 when the Kadugannawa mosque was burnt down.The army was brought there after to control the agitating peace loving Muslims.

    So where are they now? They continue to live amongst the singhalese.after the race riots in 19777 1979 and 1983 slowly the demography changed.The tamils left selling their beautifull homes some charred and burnt some not.Muslims came out paid the asking price and now hold sway in Kandy.

    So where are you going to ask them to go ?

    I was sad for years the singhalese never wanted to even visit us in Jaffna.The thought they had everything and we had only gingelly oil,karutha columban mangoes,kotta killangu and the famous murungas.
    They waited for their Tamil friends to bring these as gifts to them.

    Why the agitation now.
    The fear?

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    The Muslims of Sri Lanka have never betrayed nor will betray the majority community, although they espouse such silly unworthy claims in their rhetoric. After the ethnic cleansing by LTTE that took place in the North (which turned out to be a blessing in disguise), Muslims are wary of any moves to drag them into another confrontational posture, which could prove disastrous in the final outcome. It is not in their best interest to get uprooted and sent to Tamil dominated areas in the North and East of the country to be under control and hegemony of an alien people and culture. They have too much to lose.

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      But Muslims always betray Tamils. That is the history. Now Muslims have problems with Sinhalese because of their opportunistic politics.

      In 1915 Muslims were hanging with British and jumped at the Sinhalese. Now no one there. Muslims will shout now and then join Sinhalese.

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        Muslims of Sri Lanka have always held their own unique identity, and do not want to be identified with Tamils nor with the Sinhalese due to many cultural and religious differences. They will maintain friendship and exchange goodwill with both communities, but will always want to be identified as a separate entity. Now if you refer to that as a betrayal of trust by Muslims, then what comes into question is, what was that trust based on. The only betrayal the world knows is when Muslims were asked to quit their lands within 24 hours. What you write of what happened almost a century ago was an ethnic strife between Sinhalese and Muslims under Colonial rule. Of course they had to maintain law and order, and the British Governor at the time, Sir Robert Chalmers ordered martial law, and ordered his army to shoot to kill any rioters, who were mainly members of the Buddhist clergy. In the final aftermath, the tally was 25 murdered, 189 wounded, 4 incidents of rape, 4075 houses and boutiques looted, 250 houses and boutiques burned down, 17 Mosques burnt and 86 Mosques damaged.

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          Marwan, mm thanks for the information details. Budhist are satanic. so we are living with Deamons. we will be ever ready for Jihad, once this is started, then end of Sinhala race which they wont know. Be aware that Jihad is getting prepared and there will be no more 25th Mosque. Will fuck Monks with huge bombs which will kill in 100 at once… be careful my Sinhala freinds.

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          that is true, that is why when paksitani cricket team comes, Sri Lankan muslims cheer to the pakistani team. they show allegiance to the islam than to their country. Muslims also know that they are some how from the Arab lands.

          No where in the world, Muslims identified with other ethnic groups. they always stood up alone.

          they did that same thing with even the other muslims groups.

          that is why Sunnis are fighting Shiites and shiites are fighting sunnis. both of those groups are fighting Aluvites, Ahmadia.

          Even in Sri Lanka one muslim group does not associate with the other.

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            Why, Sri Lankan Muslims support Pakistan team, because there is no fair representation of Muslim in our own team. They are discriminated. The national team does not have Muslims for our Muslims to support, so it is quite natural that they support the mostly all Muslim team from Pakistan. They meet in the Mosque, specially on Friday prayers and pray together. This Muslim talent has also invaded into English Football League, where there are more than 40 Muslim players from various Muslim countries playing for various teams in the League. Our local Administration discriminates against Muslims, and does not allow fair representation of Muslims to gainful employment in any of the Senior positions where country is represented. They even changed all the Muslim ambassadors to most of the Middle Eastern countries to Sinhalese ex-military officers. The one serving in Qatar is purported to be the police officer who shot and killed the fisherfolk in Chilaw in their most recent demonstration. So what more can you expect. Muslims may have their own differences in practice of religion amongst their own sects, but that is all too common in all religions and is not anything to go by. Good try anyway to distort the facts.

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              Sports based on talents and not on your [Edited out] Islam! Go to Pakistan.

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          MMMMMMMMARWAN;

          MMMMMMM, Food For thought??????.

          “Muslims of Sri Lanka have always held their own unique identity, and do not want to be identified with Tamils nor with the Sinhalese due to many cultural and religious differences”.

          And there are no Sinhalese Muslims, Only a Few, who converted after AHAYA Flight from Middle east.
          But what I see / saw is that Most of the Muslims, [90 %] are speaking Tamil and Some Malayalam.
          Only few speak Malay and Arabic.

          But now I see most of them are helping and supporting to fellow Sinhalese and Tamils , and willing to co existing.

          BUT Most POLITICIANS Of All the parties do not like that as They are looking for Votes only for their own Welfare .
          not for fellow citizens

          Doesn’t it ring some bells for Our thoughts.

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            There is a lot that you need to learn regarding the Muslim identity. The Muslim community as a whole, don’t partake of liquor, are very particular about the food they consume – it should be Halal, don’t encourage prostitution and protect and take care of their women, don’t gamble with their wealth, don’t dabble in interest related dealings, all in the name of religion. Whereas these same values are not necessarily found in any of the other major communities. So there lies the big difference. Not in consensus of language and co-existence issues as you suggest. For that matter, Muslims living all over the world speak a multitude of languages, including sign and braille. It is also rare to see them living isolated, but usually together in small communities with a small Mosque in the neighborhood for their daily prayers. Idol worship is Haram, astrology is Haram, strangers or unrelated men and women socializing together is Haram, so how do you expect the Muslim community to co-exist or integrate fully with other communities in the same way that they would expect of themselves. Of course you will see them socializing amongst themselves within the Muslim community whilst abiding or respecting Islamic rules. It is much deep rooted than what you think. What you refer to is just just a scratch on the surface.

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        Muslims will never support LTTE. But muslims in south always have been with sinhalese and they are too from sinhalese. i know my mothers family was sinhalese around 100y before. So the language and culture mostly mingle with sinhalese. Even i know many tamil hindus who live in south have mixed with sinhalese and they speak even sinhala language.
        But muslims from north and east will be their choice…but i hope they will never support LTTE diaspora.

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    “Tamils Stand Solidarity with Muslims”- PM Mr Rudrakuman of the TGTE.

    How sweet?.

    Shouldn’t the overseas based Muslims seek compensation for the spouses, kiddies, partners and dependant parents of the 300 Batti Tamils who were massacred by Mr Rudrakumara’s predecessor?.

    After all didn’t the British lawyers manage to get 3 Billion from Gaddafi for the dependents of the Scottish nationals who were killed by Libyan agents?.

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      Sorry, it should read Batti Muslims not Tamils.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “After all didn’t the British lawyers manage to get 3 Billion from Gaddafi for the dependents of the Scottish nationals who were killed by Libyan agents?.”

      Will you be acting for the Victim’s family?

      I hope they are not victimised twice.

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    If Rudrakumar can represent entire nation we can have united Sri lanka.
    Pirabakaran made the mistake only represented north (not east)Tamils.

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    First Rudrakumaran try to UNITE his own TGTE factions and the Tamil factions. His deputy PM Dr.Ram Sivalingam declared that his TGTE is now invalid after April because “No elections held”.

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      If TGTE and diaspora hooligans held an election, there will be a mighty blood bath. This Rudikumaran fellow wants to join hands with Muslims, after the Tamils slaughtered and or chased all Muslims of Jaffna. No Muslim will take his offer.

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    wolf is crying for what ????????????? Goat is getting wet

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    Hello Rudra,
    Where were you when the muslims were chased away from Jaffna and other places by the LTTE?Didnt you guys justified the Tigers at that time?When the muslims were massacred in the mosque where were you? When there is an international inquiry ,TNA leaders and people like Rudra also should be inquired.

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    LTTE – supporters love muslims.

    ha….ha…ha..

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      This is the play, they have indirectly supported and funded to BBS……..and BBS all over island created hatred to muslims and are being creating hatreds. Now After attacking many mosques by BBS etc………..LTTE wanted support from Muslims to fight for their dreamed Eelam.
      Very funny story is this! Muslims know very long ago about the LTTE…….and also they know well about the sinhalese buddhists. So Mr. Rudrakumaran your love for Muslims will be highly appreciated, but you will never get any support from muslims now and hereafter. You should stop immediately your non-sense TGTE diaspora because the tamils should live peacefully in the island.

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    When I read what people like this writer have purportedly written, I do feel empathy with all those Tamils who suffered in the cross-fire between two militarised groups. The empathy also extends to innocent Sri Lankan civilians who became victims of bombs (both suicide ones and air-dropped ones)during the protracted war.

    I do not believe that further blood-shed should be called for, in gaining a separate state for a minority group, with or without the support of other minority ethnic groups.

    However, all citizens do have common and inalienable rights when they live in countries where leaders are elected by popular will. I feel that all groups should work together to ensure that the people are not deceived, exploited or manipulated by various forms of duplicity and skull-doggery.

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    Wushful thinking by another aspiring king of eelam. You are not even fit to hold a candle for VP. No chance of muslims joining hindus or christian tamils. Suggesting does not mean they would omply to you wish.

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    CAN SOME LEARNED PERSON TELL ME THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN “RELIGION” AND PHILOSOPHY.

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    “All the world is ours; all are our kinsmen”….

    BUT ….North and Eastern Porvince is MORE OURS than the Sinhalese who are a living majority in Sri Lanka…..

    YOU ARE A TAMIL racist.

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    I agree with Dr Rudra on secular nature of a future Tamil
    Eelam State. However, it has to be stressed that land ownership in that State must be exclusively limited to the Tamils all over world only. We cannot have the current situation where Sinhala people acquiring land in Tamil homeland continued. That process had to be reversed and land taken from Tamil people must be given back to Tamil people.

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      You can agree all you like but it will never happen.

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      Secular Tamil Eelam? hahaha what a joke? Is that why the Catholic priests are dancing for Eelam?

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      Please tell me, what kind of secular states limit land ownership to one particular ethnic group?

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    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran,

    “has made Buddhism the State Religion in an island of many faiths and races, denying equal treatment to other faiths.” If other faiths were denied equal treatment when it comes to following their religion how do you explain the overwhelming number of conversions which many Christian and Muslim groups have been successful in doing? These Christian groups and Muslim groups have taken advantage of the system.

    The war against the Tamils was because of race just as the one many Muslims are trying their level best to start is.It’s not about religion.

    I do not want the race I belong to be wiped out. Don’t think this is just a concern of the Buddhist Sinhalese community. Many of us who are Sinhalese Catholics are concerned about this as well.

    If you travel to the East coast and to Mannar and a few other places in the West you will find there is only a handful of Sinhalese people living there. The rest are all Muslims. How did this happen Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran? Even your barbaric Prabakaran did his best to wipe out many of the Sinhalese race from the North and East.

    I hope Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse takes action immediately to help prevent the Sinhalese race from going extinct.

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    Rudrakumar, I am muslim, Praba did something wrong it dosnt mean we hate Tamil and Hindu as we muslims also came from India along with you guys. there is only diffrent is the religon but the rate is Tamil. we watch Tamil movies, and behave still tamil as we are Tamil speaking Muslims. So go head my friend, 90% of them still support Tamil in all cases..

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      The reader who goes as Good Man not only writes sense but his comments are consistent with the history of the Lankan Muslim – except “long ago” being disputable. The trouble is many Muslims in the island today, particularly the young, returnees from the Middle East, most political leaders of the community and the militants deny this more to overcome the political pressures of the times. Much of the problems Muslims today face maybe because of the confusion of history and identity they have created for themselves. Creating “Imagined history” in many cases is a very dangerous thing.

      But finally Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka should come out with solutions to overcome the challenge of how to live peacefully and amicably in the secular society – violently denied by State-inspired
      religious extremists. Mutual and permanent conflict and misery are the other options.

      Varathan

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    Rudra, Fight you own blind war. leave the muslims’ out. The last thing the northern muslims'(as you will brand them) will want is out be sent out in 24 hrs once again………once bitten twice shy!
    You will be given an answer by you own brotheren if you care to give it up all over there and come here to till the soil and seek an election.

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