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Sinhala-Buddhist Extremism Is The Gravest Threat At This Moment But Thankfully, ‘Another-1983’ Seems Unlikely

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Sinhala-Buddhist Extremism Is The Gravest Threat At This Moment But Thankfully, ‘Another-1983’ Seems Unlikely

The resignation of Muslim ministers is a consequence of inaction of the Sinhalese public against Sinhala-Buddhist (SB) extremism and a declaration of Muslim no-confidence in opportunist MPS, a spineless government that funks monks and punks, and a President whose pardon of a perfidious monk amounts to incitement. Still it seems that both jihadists and street mobs have been contained and those who remember 1983 can breathe a sigh of relief that nation-wide carnage on that scale seems unlikely. I circulated a survey to a few friends who reckon that another 1983 is unlikely and asked: 

For what reasons is another 1983 is unlikely?

a) Consciousness has advanced and there is less hatred all round.

b) People have learnt a lesson from the damage suffered last time.

c) There is more common sense among ordinary people. (a + b)

d) There is anti-Muslim feeling, but not as serious as what had built up against Tamils by 1983 due to war tensions.

e) The government behaved better and contained the situation as opposed to the way JR behaved in 1983.

f) Politicians are indeed racist bastards but not as bad as last time.

g)  The army and the police are under tighter control.

h) Religious leaders all round have played a role in soothing troubles.

i) Though global jihadism is more powerful than the LTTE, Easter Sunday was not an authentic ISIS operation.

j) The Muslim community and its leaders are trying hard to avoid trouble

You will not be surprised that the responses were widely spread. Some wanted to take a “different approach” but I could discern how their views fitted in. The grouping (a), (b), (c) attracted most support but only just ahead of (d), (e) and (h) which were also well picked. A majority did agree with my premise that “Another-1983 is unlikely”; that was reassuring, but is it sanguine?

I would be depriving readers of alternative insights were I not to report that some thought my premise (‘Another-1983 unlikely’) was complacent. One said “If they had attacked a Buddhist temple you would have seen another 1983”. The most cogent dissent with my premises was this: 

“The Moors are not Hindu vegetarians! Their response to physical oppression will make what the Tamils did seem like a picnic. I lived in Lanka till 1990 and have over the years followed the anti-Tamil campaign and I can see that the anti-Moor propaganda and hysteria that has grown exponentially since April dwarfs what the Tamils encountered. Every day for six weeks Moors are being arrested and include relatives of politicians, professionals and a cross-section from every part of the country. There are witch-hunts against gynaecologists! This never happened to Tamils! Can you ban the Arabic language and expect no reaction locally and globally? I would not be surprised if the Moor worm turns, if terrorism that the establishment is hysterical about actually breaks out, and if West Asian and other Muslim countries provide diplomatic and material support and impose sanctions on Sri Lanka. How are Muslims, whose women-folk are afraid to venture outdoors, going to respond in the coming months? I have grave misgivings”.

While there is variation in judgement about how big an ethno-religious flareup may ignite in say the next year, there is consensus that Muslim-revulsion is widespread among Sinhalese. I see it in friends, even leftist university pals and unsurprisingly a few SB relatives. I accosted UNP folks about their Party’s funk and the responses, truthfully, are: “Ranil is making an effort and visits places where harm has been done but the rest of our Party consists of unmitigated bastards (their word) seeking to cash-in on an anti-Muslim vote-wave”; “Sirisena, the bigoted hypocrite, pardoned Gnanasara who now threatens to oust him; what can the UNP do?”; “There is a black-hand, (finger pointed at Rajapaksas, Weerawansa-types and the SLPP-LSSP-DLF alliance) inciting Moor-hatred, but our craven UNP keeps silent”. 

If I concede this appalling state of affairs, you may well ask why am I confident that this hatred will not be allowed to go so far as to spark another-1983. My answer is straightforward and implied in my interrogations (a) to (j). I believe that (a) to (c), (e), (g), (h) and (j) are correct and taken together might stem the tide of religious-racist filth splurging from extremist SB gutters. Furthermore, the (a) to (c) fans are in mostly Sinhalese, resilient to the deluges of the gutter. If organised they are robust enough to beat back extremist excrement. I concede that (d) is not true – Muslim-hatred is hugely manifest in the fanatics excrement; and as for point (f), today’s politicians are as egregious as their forerunners.

The real menace I perceive is a twenty-first century Lankan Dark Age (LDA) descending gradually on the nation. Cultural primitivism, religious intolerance, regression to pre-enlightenment values and medieval intellectual patterns are abundantly manifest. Should one laugh or weep at the edict barring women working in government from wearing a frock, skirt & blouse, jeans or pants and outlawing sarong and tunic for men! A tuneful but profane ditty doing the rounds is: “Ratna-sirige sarama galavelaa: Lankat-eka asse baduwa nathivelaa”. The serenaded gentleman is probably a hapless old fool stuck in a rut, the real culprit is surely the grama-sevakaya. Saprophyte is a word recently introduced to me, it means an organism living on decayed matter and mucky bacteria; you get my point!

 More seriously, what action do Udagama and the rights commissioners propose to take about this palpable violation of fundamental liberties? Will Udagama take Ratnasiri to courts; if not why not? Don’t say it’s a trivial matter and not worth the effort. I see it differently; if what is happening now is not nipped in the bud it will be the thin edge of a wedge lurching towards LDA and incipient fascism. John Stuart Mill opens On Liberty with the remark “(T)he nature and limits of power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual” is “my” subject. Substitute for “society”, ‘culturally and intellectually backward society and antediluvian state’ and the challenge is much magnified. A Human Rights Commission that ducks this challenge will be diminished in worth.  

I am not fully persuaded yet that come 7 December we will be rid of the dotard and his buffoon squad. This is not to repeat the common rumour: “Until the eviction is final there is danger of hanky-panky”. That’s true but I have a deeper cause for concern. The menace of SLDA does not arise from individuals alone (politicos, extremists, jihadists and fanatical clergy). The enduring vulnerability is that rot is deep-rooted in sections of the populace. We see the worst side of democracy; extremist hell bent on creating a Sinhala-Buddhist State by electoral opportunism, or if need be by turmoil. 

Tolerance and compassion are scarce among some Lankan Buddhists! An example is a reader’s comment in the Daily Mirror of 31 May in response to an essay on Sufism by Fathima Mohamed: “You can come with explanations and excuses about Islam, but it is a gutter religion. Muslim countries are cesspools who practice this gutter religion”. All over the world the centre is hollowing and the masses are piling up, left and right, depending on whether socialist-egalitarian-environmental motives or nationalist-religious-cultural concerns, respectively, motivate them. Socially and class-wise all are from the same pot; rejection of the established economic order and alienation from liberal social norms. Globally, the resolution to this dilemma of a fractured world is to change the distribution of wealth and power ending a condition where the 99% is in mortal combat with the 1%. To check Nazi style extremism and rip-up the Sinhala-Buddhist State project, however, the Sinhalese people themselves must smash the extremist excrescence. Religious-racist fanatics and jihadists can be contained by no other means than forcing their downfall.

CORRECTION: I made a typo last week, title All that’s familiar is falling apart (2 June) and wrote “The social classes pushing from the bottom are (NOT) simply petty-bourgeois scum and lumpen hordes that made up the battering ram of fascism in the 1930s”. I omitted the NOT and reversed my meaning that class-wise alt-left and alt-right derive from the same alienation and social issues. The error would have been obvious to most readers, but sorry.

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    Zahara Hashim and his gang were Sinala buddhists. The evidence is they did not say Allahu akbar when they exploded (the problem is no one heard about it and they all died). The sinhala buddhists again killed a Muslim In Wayamba (some say, they chose it thinking it would go up to Kurunegala because, then Rajapakses would join) because they wanted that Muslims to have a 72 year old virgin when he goes to the Almighty.
    I have a strong case, Why Mangala Samraweera was upset with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. They had a Party in BMICH to capitalize on Sinhala buddhists blowing up in churches and Karu Jayasooriya was ready to declare that he would contest as the PResident. but, he did not do that, because something bad happened as a bhikku bashed Politicians.
    Mangals Samaraweera also was angry with zAharan HAshim that is why He said Sri lanka was not a sinhala buddhist country.
    Global Jihadism is the most powerful because they have oil money, Air craft Careers, modern fighter jets and Hypersonic ICBM NEclear heads loaded missiles and Missiles with up to 20 nuclear heads loaded. They blew up in UHIghur regions, chechniya, New york, Afghanisthan, blew up police men in Pakisthan – Indian boarder. It is a long list.
    I used the same writing style of Kumar David.that will suits the CT comment policy too.

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      Prof David, the reason why July 1983 was not repeated is because the victims were Tamils and Sinhala Catholics. Had Buddhist temples were hit and Buddhists died in large numbers the result would have been worse than July 1983. Therefore those who instigated this carnage did not want a major catastrophe, but an excuse to topple government and usurp power. This is why I have been saying that Rajapkse brothers and Sirisena (all Buddhists) are behind this attack. Top politicians in government and opposition and top security officials knew about this and were told that the attack will be a minor one in eastern province where these terror groups are active and those affected will be Tamils and foreigners. Mahinda regime had funded these Muslim terror groups through defense ministry and planted agents probably Pakistanis so that they could manipulate them. They have used these contacts to instigate the violence. This is why they are trying to scuttle the parliamentary select committee trying to find out those behind it, using the false pretext of exposing national security. I asked a Muslim friend why did they attack Catholics and not Buddhists when it was the Buddhists and not Catholics who are harassing them, he said Muslims are dead scared of Buddhists and if they try they will be finished.

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    Muslims are trying hard to avoid Problems. My problem is Why politicians abuse and sacrifice innocent Mahanayake theros to make political comments. In which country in the world say “We want Muslims and if not we won’t be able to live”. anyway, in order to establish Reconciliation, [edited out]

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    Kumar David, You have never assembled such an illogical presentation. Sorry. (I mean it.)

    The observations you make are only in your imagination; far removed from reality.
    .
    a) Consciousness has advanced and there is less hatred all round.
    – The first part – Consciousness has advanced – is correct. There is more hatred concentrated at vital centres.
    .
    b) People have learnt a lesson from the damage suffered last time.
    – Lessons learnt are so easy to ‘forget’; Forgetfulness is conveniently taken advantage of by those centres.
    .
    c) There is more common sense among ordinary people.
    – Offsetting common sense is their greediness / selfishness.
    .
    d) There is anti-Muslim feeling, but not as serious as what had built up against Tamils by 1983 due to war tensions.
    – Tamils never had any ‘international’ allies; Muslims do. That explains the difference.
    .
    e) The government behaved better and contained the situation as opposed to the way JR behaved in 1983.
    – We are in a globalised environment, today. That makes a significant difference.
    .
    f) Politicians are indeed racist bastards but not as bad as last time.
    – Those racist bastards have gotten warned by Arab nations.
    .
    g) The army and the police are under tighter control.
    – Really? They are now divided on political grounds, – that is the weakness.
    .
    h) Religious leaders all round have played a role in soothing troubles.
    – You make me laugh, – when I stop laughing, I’ll add more.
    .
    i) Though global jihadism is more powerful than the LTTE, Easter Sunday was not an authentic ISIS operation.
    – You are right, after 8 attempts! ISIS had no part to play; it only gave cover for local extremists.
    .
    j) The Muslim community and its leaders are trying hard to avoid trouble.
    – You failed again. They know when to not to fight!
    —————————————————————————————————
    .
    (I only glanced over the rest of the article. I’ll exceed the 300 word limit, if I were to comment seriously.)

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      Unreal

      You sound real.
      I agree with all your comment except (i) “– You are right, after 8 attempts! ISIS had no part to play; it only gave cover for local extremists.”.

      Those radicalised Muslims irrespective of their age, gender, region, language, … economic conditions, …………… are relatively independent operatives, no one knows where would the next attack come from, ………… in Sri Lanka most Muslims knew the existence of such groups and kept silent because of social pressure from local Jihadhis who knew every person in the Muslim community and how to make them tow their local Fascist Fatwas. The local Sharia enforcers dictate everything including when they should use bathroom, … .

      By the way the Easter Bombing is only the beginning of Jihad in this island, a sort of dry run with lot of blood spilt. It is going damage liberal Islam and liberal Muslim in this island.

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        Native Vedda,
        It appears that the intended meaning of my ‘cover’ has not come out properly. It was used to denote, ‘disguise’; to be more precise, ‘conceal’, ‘mislead’.

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    Sinhala Buddism has been problem not just now throughout the last 70 years. Who is the worse man, Your leader professorie Dr Colvin R de Silva. Who brought it into the constitution

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    Prof Kumar David,

    Yes. Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism” along with the Para-Monks are the greatest threat to law and order, peace and tranquility. They were put on the back burner only during the Separatist war by LTTE, as they specifically targeted the Monks and the Temple of the Tooth containing a canine Tooth, where most of them reside, fooling the low IQ Sinhala populace

    The politicians are afraid of the Monks. Only John Kotalawala was not afraid. SWRD released the rabid saffron clad dogs. Rest is history.

    So a new force is needed targeting these vermins , so that they they will stay in the Temple.

    Para-Sinhala Buddhism is a far cry from Pristine Buddhism.

    Can only the Black tigers be resurrected to contain these saffron clad vermin’s and the Wahhabi Satan Followers?

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      Amarasiri,
      “Yes. Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism” along with the Para-Monks are the greatest threat to law and order, peace and tranquility.”

      There are ‘Para Demalu (Hindu and Muslim)’ who came from Hindusthan and ‘Para Malays’ who came from Malaya in Sinhale but there are no ‘Para Sinhalayo’ in Sinhale because Sinhalayo are the Native people in Sinhale or Seehala Nadu. Probably as a descendant of a slave you do not know the history of Sinhale. I suggest you read this book to gain a knowledge about Sinhalayo in Sinhale:
      ‘Sri Lankawe Adi Ethihasaya’ by Raj Somadeva, Katru Publishers.

      Native Sinhalayo, Buddhists and Monks are not the greatest threat to law and order, peace and tranquility of this country.

      From 3rd century onwards, ‘Para Dravidians’ from Hindusthan ruined peace and tranquility in Sinhale until Portuguese landed in Sinhale.

      From 1505 to 1948, ‘Para Portuguese’, ‘Para Dutch’ and ‘Para British’ ruined peace and tranquility in Sinhale.

      After 1948, it is ‘Para Demalu’ who are the descendants of slaves brought from Malabar by Portuguese, Dutch and British and the descendants of Muslims who were given refuge by Sinhala Buddhist King Senerath who ruined peace and tranquility in Sinhale.

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    Why do all these high profile people bash poor Sinhala Buddhists, when the Dudes who did the damage were all with Dr Ranil and his Cabinet giving us Yahapalanaya for nearly 5 years.

    Besides they didn’t destroy Dalada Maligawa or Anuradapura Maha Bodhiya unlike the Tamils did .
    So why would our poor Sinhala Buddhist come out to do a July 83.

    BTW, In fact 30% of Dr Ranil’s Yahapalane Cabinet was under the Muslims up until last Week.
    Although they seem to have resigned , they are all still enjoying the Yahapalana Perks which they were having all along.

    Our poor our Sinhala Buddhists had only Zero clout there in the Yahapalana Cabimnet of Dr Ranil.
    I am talking about the 5.8 Million of our inhabitants and their relos.

    Dr Ranil in fact went an extra Mile with his Yahapalane to punish their Monks , when they uttered even a few bad words about the Muslims.
    That is another story..

    I know Dr Ranil failed to give all what was asked by Dr Kumar’s people in their MOU with the UNP.
    I am not sure whether Dr Kumar is a member of the UNP London or GTF in England who did the MOU.

    Anyway why would Dr Kumar get stress ulcers if he hasn’t lived in Lankawe since 1990.

    I know the Big ass Yahapalana suckers are now tripping over each other trying to get at least an Application for the Presidency Gig from Dr Ranil.
    But Dr Ranil, I don’t think is in a hurry to write the last Will.

    I like Dr Kumar’s ” Funk”.
    But I don’t like Dr Kumar making fun of our poor inhabitants like Rathne, talking about his Lanket and the Baduwa inside..

    They don’t have the dosh to pay for Kelvin Kline under wear which are worn by the likes of Dr Ranil, Mangala Samare, Sujeewa and Sagala and their suckers..
    How about Dr Kumar..

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      If this terrorist attack came in 2014, the situation could have been worse than the Black July. Even this time, MaRa clan tried their best set the country on fire but failed. The reason is simple: Their cheap racial politics. That is why racial fire cannot be stopped under MaRa/SLPP regime. U r correct in a sense, b’cos thanks to the dedication of minority leaders, Gvt could avoid another disaster despite so much efforts by SLPP goons duplicate the Black July! U may be thinking that we have forgotten the life in SL under MaRa/GoRa terror that made the lives not just of minorities (Catholics included) but also of liberal minded critics like living in a hell. Aluthgama anti Muslim terror went on unabated for four days while most “powerful: GoRa running the forces.
      What a fool!

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Why do all these high profile people bash poor Sinhala Buddhists”

      Because these stupid people elect, sustain, protect and reelect most horrible crooks and state murderers to parliament, time after time.
      Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhala/Buddhists have been relatively two new identities concocted by Protestant Sinhala/Buddhist public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala. There are Buddhists, there are Sinhalese. The long term relentless effort by the Sinhala/Buddhists fascists towards undermining liberal democracy has cost this country enormously, in terms of life, resources, …………. forgone development. All because the public racist coined two phrases, Sinhala/Buddhists and Sinhala/Buddhism.

      Tell us what these two phrases really mean to you, crooks, political crooks, saffron clad thugs, war criminals, and those bigoted media men who thrive on bigotry and spewing racism, jingoism, fake news, ………… ?

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        Well said…the likes of Sumanasekara are too crooked and racist to accept these facts.
        There are Buddhists in Sri Lanka? Don’t make me laugh!

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        Dear native,

        Are you talking about your Idol Dr Dr Ranil , Manglan , Galleon and Dentist Rajitha’s Liberal Democracy, which demolished the Kochikade Church along with St Sebastian and Zion Chuch as well.

        Did the Suicide Bombers come from Bodu Bala Sena or the Mahason’s Balakaya?.

        Mate, Sinhala Buddhists are the most deprived Community in Lankawe today.

        Dr Ranil and his above mates have been shafting them for over four years ..

        Once booming rural Sector now is in the Shit House.
        Waiter,s Kitchen Hands , Tuk Tuk Drivers , House Maids,Road Workers and Gardeners are without Jobs,
        What threat can these innocent inhabitants make to you Lot, who spend LKR 850 Plus on Shangrias and bash the Sinhala Buddhists.

        BTW , where is that UNP Pin Up Boy who collected LKR 34 Million for his Free Yahapalana Car Prermit from a Muslim Trader?..
        =
        Will he contest in Colombo South again?.
        Will your Vellala buddies Vote for him?..

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          KASmaalam

          “Did the Suicide Bombers come from Bodu Bala Sena or the Mahason’s Balakaya?.”

          Do you regret LTTE didn’t finish them off in the Islamic REpublic of Kattankudy?

          “Once booming rural Sector now is in the Shit House.”

          Please stop your bull. Let us see some facts figures with reference.

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        Native Vedda,
        “The long term relentless effort by the Sinhala/Buddhists fascists towards undermining liberal democracy has cost this country enormously, in terms of life, resources, …………. forgone development.”

        It was Hindu and Christian fascist ‘Para Demala’ LTTE who tried to kill liberal democracy in this country. Demala terrorism cost this country enormously, in terms of life, resources and forgone development. ‘Para Demalu’ are responsible for ruining this country. Thanks to Sinhala Buddhists, liberal democracy was saved by sending your Sun God to hell.

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          “It was Hindu and Christian fascist ‘Para Demala’ LTTE who tried to kill liberal democracy in this country. “

          Lets see how:

          The LTTE in 1956 unilaterally passed the Tamil only ACT in the parliament just because it had majority in the House.

          It was LTTE which helped organise the riots in 1958, 1961, 1977, 1983, against Tamils and … 2014, 2018, 2019 riots against Muslims…… and perverted the course of justice.

          It was LTTE which rose against the state in 1971 in the failed armed insurrection. As a consequence the state killed nearly 18,000 Sinhala speaking mostly innocent youth. No one had been charged.

          It was the LTTE which attempted to overthrow the government between 1987 and 1991 in its failed armed insurrection during which more than 60,000 innocent Sinhala speaking youth lost their life. One unconfirmed estimate suggest it was nearly 130,000. None was charged.

          In the early 1960s LTTE was suspected of mounting a coup.

          In 1972 LTTE meddled with drafting the constitution which was not approved by the people.

          ….
          ….
          ….
          As recently as in October 2018 in a coup LTTE illegally tried to appoint Mahinda as the Prime Minister of this island.

          …..
          ….

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          Eagle eye!
          An elected Government doesn’t rule our country. It is the Hamuduruyas who rule. The government may make any decision, but the implementation depends on hamudurus. If they fast against it, all laws has to be withdrawn to prevent the DEATH FARCE.
          It may be prudent for hamudurus to contest the election and have their way rather than the ordinary people., who will find it difficult to implement laws passed in Parliament. After all Buddhism is given the foremost place. Sathu -Sathu- Sa

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    There is a Video in which MLM Hisbullah says that Muslims are not a Minority in the world . It is the Sinhala People who are a minority and Muslims cannot be bullied.

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      Not to worry Gasballah will bark now but we are only 5 months away from the age of Gota.
      10 years of clean up and Qahtankudy will be dismantled, Hisballah will be signing a different tune then.
      Country has three choice
      1) 10 years of Gota
      2) 10 years of Gamahaminey or his proxy
      3) 5 years of Gamarala
      What song Hisballah signs will depend on what choice the country makes in Novemeber. On thing is certain if things are not controlled now, the entire country will be signing the Allah Allah Rabadallah song in a 100 years.

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    There must be a devious reason why Sillysena released the racist BBS thug, at a time when tensions are high. As for the threat of Sinhala Buddhist extremism, that too should be investigated and destroyed, before the country is destroyed. Any kind of religious extremism, should be stifled before the poison spread. The government failed to stop the Muslim extremists and people lost their lives, how about preventing violence and bloodshed by crushing any dangerous extremists movements by nationalists and racists? We do not need another ethnic war, which cost the country too much in lives, and which hurt our economy.

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    Why not another 83? It will be great fun running around, looting, killing, and drinking….joly time , no. We enjoy regular 83 to calm our nerves, it has a soothening effect, improve inter racial brotherhood, improve our international image, create more patriots, more refugees, so why not? Only thing, being patriotic Sri lankans, we can do is to riot, burn, loot and kill and create chaos. You just make a shout from Galle Road and within minutes there will be thousands of patriots ready with clubs, knives, lambu thell, running around in patriotic fervour and religious trans lifting their saramas and reddhes ready to burn, kill, plunder and loot. What more, and how readily we express our patriotism and confirm the virtues of Buddhism. High time we also arm our clergies.

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    This article also appeared in the Sunday Island today but pity that in that version the following rather colourful but profane ditty:has been censored! Not even the NY Times and UK Guardian are this prudish.

    “Ratna-sirige sarama galavelaa: Lankat-eka asse baduwa nathivelaa”.

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    [Edited out] Writing in capital letters are discouraged – CT

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    Kumar,

    Wahabism is clearly asked separatism in the name of Religion and LTTE Tamil Terrorists asked for separatism in the name of Race.

    Tamil masses were deceived by Long list of tamil political leaders since 1933 for an illusion of Tamil Elam and Muslims in Sri Lanka were deceived by handful of fanatics based on Wahabism, which virtually ask everything separate including food, clothes, schools, madrashas, law and even shadowy areas for them in the Eastern Province.

    Originally, Tamils were asked to look for India for solutions to their so called special problems and Wahabi terrorism asked to maintain solidarity with Arabian Peninsula.

    Both occasions, they were challenging the majority of the country and very values of Sri Lanka inherited through Sinhalese race and Buddhism as the religion.

    Finally, LTTE Tamil terrorists were annihilated on the banks of Nanthikadal on May 2009. if Wahabism continued, same fate will be fallen on them without any doubt as well.

    If LTTE Terrorist dare enough to have another round of Terrorism, they will be subject to same fate without any doubt. However, it is hundred percent certain that they will never get the support of the Tamil masses this time as they have learnt a good lesson for the deceiving they got from so called Tamil leaders.

    Similarly, we are confident that Wahabism will never get the support of the ordinary Muslims as already so called puritan Koran teachings interpreted by Wahabism brought them so much destruction for peace and harmony prevailed specifically among other races living in this beautiful country.

    Therefore, deceiving by Kumar David will never ever receive any acceptance by anybody in this country and specifically Tamil masses.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      “Wahabism is clearly asked separatism in the name of Religion and LTTE Tamil Terrorists asked for separatism in the name of Race.”

      Don’t be stupid.
      Wahabism is another brand/version of religious fascism.
      Noisy minority Islamists want to enforce Sharia Law all over the world. Its interests never been limited to just one country, or an area of a country. The entire kingdom would be called Caliphate. The religious police mutawa tell you how to eat…………. how to s**t, how and when to have sex, ………….. starting with an inspection of your private parts, ………..
      Caliphate is not merely interested in a piece land, but the entire universe and beyond, including heaven and all available virgins.

      LTTE demanded only a piece land approved by the Tamil people in 1977 elections.
      If Tamil people were deceived they deserved it.
      Why do you care about them?

      On the other hand the Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority is working very hard to build a Sinhala/Buddhist Fascist Ghetto in the entire island.

      Don’t worry about Wahabis, Tamils, ………………

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        Angoda Veddah,

        Why do you worry about LTTE Terrorism and Wahabis as it seems that you do not like to see the annihilation of terrorism whatever its manifestation.

        Besides, I do not need to work hard for a Sinhalese Buddhist country as Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country for more than 2500 years and it is today and it will be in the future and because of democratic inheritance and other values through such a long history, all minorities and their faiths survived here.

        Therefore, if anybody challenges those values will get the same fate of LTTE and the so called Sun God Prabhakaran as there is no semblance of doubt about it.

        Hope Veddah is not so stupid to challenge the majority race and the religion.

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          Wijetunga, Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka during the reign of Devanampiya Tissa, which is less than 2500 years ago. Prior to that it was Saivaism that was in Sri Lanka, which is evidenced by the fact that Veddhas practiced Saivaism and not Buddhism (Their temple for Murugan the God of Tamils in Kataragama) and the presence of five pre-Buddhist Shiva temples in five corners of the Island including Dondra ( called Thondumunai, name derived from Thondeeswaram ). The name Devanampiya is a Tamil one (Deva means god and Nampiya means believer). You cannot distort truth just because of your bigoted mind, especially with modern technology.

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            Gnana, History says very clearly with archeological evidence about the people of Sri Lanka ad ho are the natives ad hat is the earliest the Buddhism has come.

            No point wasting time on your nonsensical utterances.

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              Eagle Blind Eye

              “No point wasting time on your nonsensical utterances.”

              Are you standing/sitting in front of a mirror?

              “History says very clearly with archeological evidence about the people of Sri Lanka ad ho are the natives ad hat is the earliest the Buddhism has come.”

              According to Prof Sunil Ariaratne (Director of Pattini) Buddhism came from South India.
              The DNA studies categorically state the genetic makeup of South Indians, Sinhalese and Tamils of this island share the same stupid gene.

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            Gnana,

            Veddas do not even have a written language. How can they practice a complex religion like Saivism? Also, Veddas don’t speak Tamil.

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        Native Vedda,

        “LTTE demanded only a piece land approved by the Tamil people in 1977 elections.”

        What bloody right LTTE consisted of descendants of slaves brought to this country illegally by Portuguese and Dutch to demand a piece of land from Sinhale where Native Sinhalayo have lived for thousands of years?
        They demanded a piece of land to put up a hut called ‘Thamil Elam’ because Tamils do not have guts to ask/fight for a separate State in India. Tamils know very well what the outcome would be if they ask/fight for a separate State in India. Gutless Stateless Tamils!

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          “What bloody right LTTE consisted of descendants of slaves brought to this country illegally by Portuguese and Dutch to demand a piece of land from Sinhale where Native Sinhalayo have lived for thousands of years?”

          If you have family dispute with your Kallathonie cousins take it to your kitchen table and sort it out there.

          Please don’t wash your dirty laundry in public.

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          Eagle Wijethunga
          The Sinhalese who came as immigrants from India (both North and South) and brought Buddhism from India (refer Mahavamsa) cannot own the whole island as their own country but they are allowed to climb to the top of his roof and shout at the top of their voice ‘this is a Sinhala-Buddhist country’, there is no harm in their Blabbering because nobody cares even for a fart. The Sri Lankan Tamils know very well that they are indigenous/native to Sri Lanka and were living in Sri Lanka even before Sinhala Vijay arrived. European colonials bringing South Indian labor and settling in all parts of the country has nothing to do with the NE indigenous/native Tamils of Sri Lanka.
          The real fact is, except for the aboriginal Veddas all other communities living in Sri Lanka have migrated to the island at some time in the past. It is possible that the Veddahs themselves have also migrated here from the subcontinent. However it is agreed by all scholars that the two communities who now call themselves Sinhalese and Tamils have migrated to Sri Lanka from India. Sri Lanka being an island with a history of over 2500 years located in a central position on the Indian Ocean sea trade route and being located so close to India has undoubtedly influenced these migrations. Everything changed in Sri Lanka when the Indian migrants embraced Asoka’s Buddhism, Aryanised/Prakritised their speech, learned to write using Asoka Bhrami script, adopted Asoka’s Lion symbol (Indian Lion) and accepted the Asoka Buddhist culture and implemented Asoka’s technology to build Stupas, Chaitya, Viharas, Sangharama, and so on. The entire Sri Lankan civilization was built with Indian ideas/influence of technology, languages, religions, culture, rituals, medicines, attire, arts, culinary, etc., etc., nothing original or native to Sri Lanka.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijethunga

      Kumar David is not talking about LTTE terrorism or Wahabi terrorism. He is talking about why the Sinhala-Buddhists will not go for another July ’83 in the future against any minority (Muslims or Tamils). I feel that the Sinhala-Buddhists have learned a very bitter lesson by engaging in July ’83 where the ultimate losers were themselves. Unlike in July ’83, now the Muslims are well organized, they have insured their business and ready to face anything (if it happens). What ever happens, there is no chance of another July ’83 in Sri Lanka.

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    The main reason for not repeating the infamous “Back July” is not b’cos the fire of racial hatred is less this time, but b’cos the living conditions of a vast majority have far improved that most people couldn’t afford to take a risk of joining violence. Other factors such as e, g & h also may have contribute to some extent.

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    Saprophyte: a plant, fungus, or microorganism that lives on dead or decaying organic matter.
    Several species of orchids are saprophytes. In fact, other plants too thrive on such organic matter, but not always directly or overwhelmingly.
    They are thus far better than parasites and will not insult any by calling a politician one.
    *
    As for fascism in advanced capitalist societies, it has developed means of penetrating mainstream political parties through its populist activities. Except for a few fanatical groups, fascism avoids calling itself fascism.
    Third World fascism is mostly a close ally of imperialism and fascination with European fascists faded out by the 1950s.
    Religion-based fascism predominates in Asia.
    Africa has had Black dictators but not fascist rulers. African fascism was a WWII era White racist phenomenon.
    Latin American fascism was and is a client of US imperialism.
    *
    Thus to model either the national question or fascism based on European experience will not help to understand them or address the issues.

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    “Another 1983 unlikely”. Why? Because, in the mindset of the extreme right, the Tamils have been crushed, and are where they belong.

    Now it’s the turn on the Moslem. And all this on the march to make that vision, that heaven-on-earth of a ‘pure’ Sinhala-Buddhist island a reality, as the Buddha is claimed to have instructed.

    Pentheus

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      Pentheus.

      Sinhalese Christians and Sinhalese Buddhists are the only ones who should be cohabiting in this island. Also, the few Malays and Borahs.

      The Burgher beggars were sent packing along with their bawdy women. The Tamils were crushed so to speak and make no mistake we will get rid of these stone aged uncivilized Arabs as well.

      These 3 minorities are nothing but trouble. The only reason we want a pure Sinhalese aryan nation is because we do not want trouble. So, the trouble makers have to go. Hope you understand that.

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    Native good response to Nimal Tissas and hope he must be clear about his confusion. Sadly many Sinhala Experts have serious forgetfulness and that is why the Sinha-Ley Republic is in a big mess. He has forgotten how the patriots have been running amok with their sarama and reddhe lifted attacking the innocent people and looting them. From 1956 these cowards were doing this cheap shameless acts and when Velupillai came in as a last resort then all these key board Runner Sinhas hid in the bunkers and cesspits. VP never disputed Sinhala or Buddhism or their right to SL except having their own kingdom where they have been living as a separate entity for many thousands of years. That too, despite suddhas amalgamation, may have worked had DS and many other Katholika Converts were honest and sincere and truthful to their promise to Soulbury. Betrayal is the name of the game.So Nimal, think…..think….think….to get the truth. Buddham what Buddha taught is to have the ability to learn the truth and acquire the knowledge. The entire SL problems are the mismanaged of the country in the hands of the Sinhala amateurs who had no idea of governing. Even today it is the same.

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      Nathan, if you want to discuss about governance, we can discuss it as a separate issue at any time and I am ready too.

      However, Veddah is always try to challenge the very fabrication of Sri Lanka and therefore, I have to reply to the stupid veddah.

      I agree with your comment that all our problems are due to mis-management of the Economy by the politicians and therefore, all the people in this country is suffering irrespective of majority or minority. In view of the above, if you really want to understand the real problem, you need to shed the mentality of blaming Sinhalese Buddhist as the majority and looking for external countries such as India, Arabian Penninsula etc to solve problems on your behalf.

      Nathan……think, think, think and try understand the truth and together, we will try to solve our sufferings as Sri Lankans and country as Sri Lanka.

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        Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

        “Veddah is always try to challenge the very fabrication of Sri Lanka”

        Sri Lanka is exactly how you describe it, a “fabrication”.
        Fabrication – an invention or a lie

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          Native , Angoda Veddah,

          Very Fabrication of Sri Lanka is 74% Sinhalese and 26% all the others. Accept it or not, that is the reality.

          You need to accept it and live here and otherwise, you or Wahabis can leave to a place of their convenience. Challenging this reality, you all are not going anywhere rather you all are antagonizing the majority unnecessarily without any proof. Therefore, try to learn how to live with others by giving up the mentality of blaming the majority for nothing.

          Better to develop a mentality how to come together as Sri Lankans with one Common Law and see the development of the lives of all Sri Lankans. Hope that you and many other commentators have the mental capacity to understand and brain capacity educate yourselves.

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            Nimal Tissa Wijethunga

            “Very Fabrication of Sri Lanka is 74% Sinhalese and 26% all the others. Accept it or not, that is the reality.”

            Therefore you have more stupid people (modayas) than rest of the people put together. Is it not obvious to you, the way this country has been ruined by the 74% which ruled this island for 71 years?

            What a pathetic lot?

            Stop stupidly repeating words/phrases often used with out understanding or defining them.
            Could you define Sri Lankans, developing a mentality, mental capacity, one law, brain capacity educate, ……………… Sinhala/Buddhists, Sinhala/Buddhism, Chapter II of the constitution, …………..

            Please ignore if you are unable to define the above.

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              Angoda Veddah, Yes. I ignore your comments because of your very lo brain and mental capacity to understand matters in correct perspective.

              Everybody knows that Tamils have come to Sri Lanka as early days as invadors and captured, Smugglers as same as drugs, cannabis, Ganja peddlers these days with Archeological evidence and everybody knows tamils were brought as slaves to work in tobacco and tea estates by portughese, dutch and British and Kallathonies by braiving the high seas across Palk Strait because these happened relatively recent history.

              Therefore, howsoever you have barked mountains ill not crumble or come down.

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    Prof. Kumar David,
    .
    Many people know that Muslims themselves have been victims of these extremist Whahabis. And SB also know that 99% of Muslims have got nothing to do with these terrorists who blew up killing the innocents for nothing, and they also know that early warning on these terrorists by the Muslims to the authorities fell on deaf-ears – a & c here.
    .
    And the gap between SB & Tamils was wider, compared to the gap between SB & Muslims, maybe due to language barriers. And the govt acted better too in comparison – e here.
    .
    SL seems to have taken racism & extremism to the digital age that a rioter might be feeling it is easier, safer and effective to post on social media than running around with a club. Some even do racist videos on Youtube and in couple of days it gets hundreds of thousands of views and subscribers to make good money. So racism, extremism has become a business now.

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    “The government behaved better and contained the situation as opposed to the way JR behaved in 1983.”

    Sinhalayo are not responsible for the 1983 attacks. It was carried out by thugs hired by UNP. Some of them were Muslims.

    This time I do not think the Government did much to contain the situation. Perhaps the Government would have liked another 1983 but Sinhalayo behaved calmly as they behaved while Demalu were butchering Sinhalayo, killing worshippers at Sri Maha Bodhi and bombing Dalada Maligawa.

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    Kumar David is making the usual logical fallacy in associating Sinhalese nationalism with Sinhalese Buddhism. To put this in perspective, when a Muslim extremist carries out an attack, he often utters the words “Allahu Akbar” (God is great). There is no parallel in the case of a Sinhalese “Buddhist” nationalist. The word “demala” (Tamil) is used in a derogatory way, but there is no connection to Buddhism. Sinhalese nationalism is all about ownership of the land, any religious component is marginal. The fact that monks often leads packs of rioters is merely a cultural coincidence, as monks have been advising the king and people for millennia. Kumar is correct that there will not be another 1983, but this is due entirely to the phenomenon of social media, and the subsequent desire of high-level entities to protect their reputation. Kumar is concerned about ” religious “intolerance”, when in fact, Muslims are the fastest growing demographic on the island. The real “intolerance” is there among Sri Lanka’s neighbors, such as Pakistan, 98% Sunni Muslim and Bangladesh, again, 90% Sunni Muslim. I suspect if Kumar migrated to one of these places and began a Tamil settlement, things would not go so well.

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    Nimal Tissa, tell me how many times, from the time of Independence, the sinhala leaders made promises to tamils and yet never ever honoured a single item. BC pact, DC pact leave aside what DS promised at independence making the tamils to vote for a united country. How about the repeated anti -tamil riots organised by the government, clergy and politicians, armed forces? Majority make blunders and then pass the blame to minority. LTTE was just a final inevitable option and that is the only reason i supported LTTE. But they too messed it up because of one man rule and blind vision and refusal to think, listen and understand.

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      Nathan, All those pacts were not materialized because all those for non-exsisting so called Elam. Even 13th amendment is going to be scraped in the near future it is very clearly proved for the last four to five years that Sri Lanka do not require those as it is unnecessary waste of tax payers money and only produced another corrupt set of politicians who are routinely robbing money from projects.

      So, do not go by those failed pacts or efforts. Our problems are not rooted in elam or wahabism as our problems are rooted in economy of the country and that was totally mishandled by the politicians.

      Therefore, answer to our problems as Sri Lankans only be solved as soon as we come together as Sri Lankans and think as Sri Lankans and not with Kallathoni and/or slave mentality as you are displaying.

      Besides, you need to stop bickering against the majority race and the religion too.

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    Deva, 83 July riots was by the then government sponsored as it was not organised by Sinhalese Buddhist as depicted and this fact is known to everybody.

    Now, the people do not need to take law in to their hands as terrorism by any section of the people can be easily wiped out by our heroic Armed forces giving right to live to everybody in the country.

    So, do not worry much about terrorism or 83 July type of violence and instead come together as Sri Lankans to find solutions to our economic problems which is the root cause of all the problems and nothing good will come by looking for foreign countries to solve our problems specifically minorities usually do.

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    Does anyone know what makes the Sinhalese Buddhist to destroy properties, business establishments, libraries of other ethnicities and then don’t allow them to become better then them through hard work and education.

    Since this is happening for the last 100 years, is this something that was preached by Buddha ? Do they get good karma for this?

    How is this special trait passed down from generation to generation

    Tamils are let off for the time being, the moment they become better economically and professionally again they will be targeted and the same mayhem will continue as previously

    Why do the Buddhists love doing this, destroying others gains unjustifiably, haven’t they become any better in the last 100 years? Or they simply cannot become better than others

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    Nathan, All those pacts were not materialized because all those for non-exsisting so called Elam. Even 13th amendment is going to be scraped in the near future it is very clearly proved for the last four to five years that Sri Lanka do not require those as it is unnecessary waste of tax payers money and only produced another corrupt set of politicians who are routinely robbing money from projects.

    So, do not go by those failed pacts or efforts. Our problems are not rooted in elam or wahabism as our problems are rooted in economy of the country and that was totally mishandled by the politicians.

    Therefore, answer to our problems as Sri Lankans only be solved as soon as we come together as Sri Lankans and think as Sri Lankans and not with Kallathoni and/or slave mentality as you are displaying.

    Besides, you need to stop bickering against the majority race and the religion too.

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    Lester

    Travel to Pakistan Bangldesh Malaysia Indonesia or any other Muslim country and see how well the minority’s are treated, the religious freedom, economic freedom etc etc, just to give you an example, Sri Lanka has 30% minorities but less than 10% are given government jobs, India has 20% minorities, but only 2% are given government jobs, where as Bangladesh has 10% minorities, but more than 15% are given government jobs, same with Malaysia and Indonesia as well, minorities are given more than their percentage, no wonder these countries are progressing, but due to the cunningness of the Sri Lankan majority, the country is only going backwards with no return in sight

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      Concerned citizen

      I am fascinated by your statistics.
      Could you give us supporting evidence.

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      Concerned Citizen,

      What you wrote is quite funny, considering that Pakistan and Malaysia were created in the first place because the Muslims insisted on separation. Gandhi wanted a united India, achieved through peaceful means, however Jinnah, who represented the interests of Muslims, had no interest in such an entity. Let me give you a quote from Jinnah: “Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.” In Singapore, there were race riots in 1964 that led to the full separation of Malaysia from Singapore. You say minorities are treated well in these countries; in fact, there are periodic riots against Christians and Shia in these places. Unlike Sri Lanka, they will never tolerate a minority building churches or temples everywhere. Neither will they tolerate a minority growing to 25% of the population. Every Muslim majority country on the planet is 85% or more majority Muslim.

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    Gnana, History says very clearly with archeological evidence about the people of Sri Lanka ad ho are the natives ad hat is the earliest the Buddhism has come.

    No point wasting time on your nonsensical utterances.

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    What matters is the Sinhala Buddhist extremism which at its peak and the gravest threat to our country. What dose not matter, is the minimal possibility (in your assumption). of another 84. If I explain this in medical terms, the cancer is rapidly spreading at its site (not in remission), but recurrence in metastasis is yet to been seen. Does it mean the condition of the patient is any better than before ??? What is your prognosis Doc ???? (pun not intended)

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    Doc, dont you think it is unfortunate, for Lankans 84 is now the yard stick in assessing racial violence and hatred. This is called “normalizing what is not normal or abnormal” or shall we say “Desensitization”. In psychology the closet analogy will be “a victim still suffering in the hands of perpetrators, from repeated abuse but in her mind relieved that she is not yet raped again”.

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