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Siva Senai’s Anti-Muslim Tirade – Buddhists & Hindus Should Be Careful 

By Lakmal Harischandra

Lakmal Harischandra

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated” ~ Coretta Scott King

It is not rocket science to realize that the underlying plans of  this Hindu fundamentalist outfit is to create further dissensions among the Muslim and Tamil Hindu communities at a challenging time in history where religious fundamentalism and anti-Muslim hate has almost mainstream in our society. Sometime back, there was a big commotion in a Trinco school where a Muslims teacher was not allowed to wear her Abhaya which created lot of bad blood and bitter taste in already strained inter communal relationships. It was widely suspected that Siva Senai and some disgruntled Tamil politicians were involved in this case. Then we had the case of the leader of Siva Senai making another commotion about cattle slaughter in Chavakachcheri. In speaking to an little known TV station, he made a vicious statement – He said that if Muslims cannot fall in line with the lifestyles of the majority – the Buddhists and Hindus, then they must leave, little realizing that the Muslims are part of our heritage for over 10 centuries- a typical Islamophobia statement which we hear being regularly uttered by other Sinhala Buddhist extremist anti Muslim groups. Both these incidents arising only with the last few months after the infamous Digana anti-Muslim violence cannot be dismissed as a parallel one-off event totally unconnected; rather signs are clear that there appears to be coordination and resonance in their anti-Muslim messages between both Sinhala Buddhist hate groups like BBS, and Sinha Ley and Hindu hate outfit like Siva Senai.

It was in 2016 that the dreaded militant Shiv Sena in Mumbai extended its support to its Sri Lankan Tamil outfit called Siva Senai, (which takes its name from Lord Shiva ) which then triggered concerns among the mainstream politicians that sectarian outfits will reopen wounds of a 30-year-old civil war that ended only in 2009. Concerns were then raised that the militant nature of the new Siva Senai could break the status-quo prevailing in Northern Lanka while Tamils were wary that outfits like Senai would split Tamil unity.    The Siva Senai, operating in the North, is led by a Sachithananthan then said in a press interview that his party extends support to the new Lankan outfit. However the Siva Sena says that that they also  had the support of BJP, VHP, and RSS. Despite Siva Senai’s recent assertion  to join hands with the extreme Buddhist groups against the Muslims, it’s original plan was to fight “coercive conversion” from Hinduism to Buddhism,which is the dominant religion among the Sinhalese. 

Our nation has just come out of a bloody war. It was clear that outfits like BBS tried to start off religious based wars by launching a hate campaign against the Muslims , with some support from the higher ups from the Rajapakse government. The result was further chaos in the country and dissension between Sinhalese and Muslims. Therefore, we don’t need another religion based political outfit like Siva Senai, just as we don’t need Sinhala Buddhist extremist outfits like BBS. Later during this government too which was voted in on a national reconciliation platform,  other outfits like Sinhaley and Amitha/Saliya’Prasad combine continued those anti –Muslim hate campaign and violence culminating in Digana. We are aware of what Shiva Sena has been doing in India and obviously we therefore don’t need more Sri Lankan Senaas to add to our agony. 

In fact, Tamil leaders were more worried about the Siva Senai even at that time than the Southern political parties. They feared that although Senai was a new organization with little mass support, the prospect of a religion-based divide loomed large. Thus, observers saw the formation of Siva Sena as a regressive development in Sri Lankan Tamil politics. In fact MP Sumanthiran had this to say that that time in a press interview . “Assertion of a religious identity is not a bad thing. But at this stage, we don’t need it. Our identity is Tamil identity. We are totally secular. There are Hindus, Christians, and Muslims among the Tamils. All are equal. We can’t divide them on the basis of religion. Such organisations can take extreme positions. We already have a Buddhist extremist organisation Bodu Bala Sena (BBS). Birth of another extremist organisation opposed to BBS ideology is a very dangerous thing. It can create enmity between different religions. Both are called Sena, meaning army. Whatever may be their good intention, but the perception is negative. We can’t have outfits with the names like Sena.”. With outfits like Siva Sena and politicians like Wigneswaran, parading a Hindu identity, which is no longer taboo,  was not a part of Sri Lankan Tamil politics earlier,. Besides, Seva Senai modelled after the militant Shiv Sena of India  “can become uncontrollable.” 

Many observers also see the hand of India in the formation of Siva Senai. The Siva Senai have shown signs of expanding its’ network, with plans to have organisers for all the 25 districts of Sri Lanka which will therefore require external support. As  Sachchithanantham himself accepted, he expects to get funding from India and the Tamil diaspora. Therefore, there is more than it meet the eye. 

However interestingly , this time Siva Sena appears to toe a unified line with Sinhala Buddhist extremists in attempting to alienate the Muslims of Sri Lankan through the language of cattle slaughter. Both Hindu as well as the Sinhala Buddhist community should be careful in not getting trapped into this Siva Sena narrative in attempting to alienate another community –The Muslims. 

More importantly , it is  imperative that the government learn lessons from the bitter hate campaign launched by the BBS during the previous regime and the newly formed  groups  during this government and the damaging consequences and take preventive action against these hate groups like Siva Senai before they create another religious war in the N and E between two sister communities Muslims and Tamils. It is important that the authorities take action against them who have been incited hatred and animosity specially using social media which will eventually lead to acts of violence against religious minorities. They have a duty to protect vulnerable groups and hold the perpetrators accountable.   

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    excellent and timely warning by the author. the so called local leader of siva sena was in india for along time learned only despicable ideologies hated even by right thinking indians and SL hindus. the sl govt. should at once take action against this kind of fundamentalist and trouble makers. in india shiv sen is a totally anti muslim party. its local leader has no business to talk like this .strong suspicion is that he is funded heavily by indian hindu fundamentalist groups. this fellow did not learn any good lessons from india such as benefits of secular state.
    -dayal

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      Lakmal Harischandra

      “The Siva Senai have shown signs of expanding its’ network, with plans to have organisers for all the 25 districts of Sri Lanka which will therefore require external support.”

      If Siva Senai has plans to expand why should it bother Muslims, Hindus, Christians or Buddhists? The recently founded Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which is apotheosis of racism has expanded its activities through out Sri Lanka in a short period of time. Does it bother you?

      “With outfits like Siva Sena and politicians like Wigneswaran, parading a Hindu identity, which is no longer taboo, was not a part of Sri Lankan Tamil politics earlier,.”

      Why should C V Wigneshwaran’s fashion statement offend you when most Sinhala/Buddhist politicians too explicitly wear the same kind of clothes and religious symbols?

      Will you request the state to ban all the religious symbols including their respective dress sense without any fear or favour?

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      Definitely, we government take stern actions again to BBS too

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      Is Modi sending back up for the BBS!? Absolutely disgusting people who create these extremist outfits.

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      Lakmal Harischandra,

      RE: Siva Senai’s Anti-Muslim Tirade – Buddhists & Hindus Should Be Careful

      “It is not rocket science to realize that the underlying plans of this Hindu fundamentalist outfit is to create further dissensions among the Muslim and Tamil Hindu communities at a challenging time in history where religious fundamentalism and anti-Muslim hate has almost mainstream in our society.”

      Thanks for the write up.

      This is Siva Senai’s Anti-Muslim Tirade in the 21st century in the Land of Native Veddal Aethho, illegally occupied by the Paras.

      2,500 years ago Buddhism and Jainism exposed the farce of Hinduism, and what Siva Sena believes, the 300 million Gods.

      Well, 2,000 years ago an old Version of Hindu Siva Sena ( they have 300 million Gods) attacked Buddhism ( No God) , and almost wiped out Buddhism from India. Monk Mahanama thought that Buddhism will only survive in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, and wrote the Mahawamsa epic poem in Pali, to save Buddhism.

      Now Siva Sena wants to attack the Muslims and Christians because they have one God.

      Religion is the opium of the masses. -Karl Marx, and 300 million Gods seem to make no difference. Would a trillion Gods for the Hindus make a difference?

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        Amarasiri, The saying is that little knowledge is dangerous. I do not know if little knowledge is dangerous or not but it certainly is harmful.
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        Here is an article that is shallow and hollow. You are adding to the confusion it causes with your little knowledge on Hinduism.
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        Your have no idea what Hinduism is all about. Please avoid passing on your little knowledge.

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    We need to know the vicious ‘characters’ behind BBS,Sinhale, Shiv sena, etc.
    These FRONTS need to be banned as soon as possible.
    I do not expect the current GoSL to do it. It is time that the current GoSL lists there achievements so far and what they will be achieving in the next 12 months

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    Well said , I am a Hindu Brahmin and do not want this madness. However Christian fundamentalist groups , Muslim Wahhabis and even Sinhalese Buddhist fascists now think ,that the now defeated poverty stricken Tamil Hindu masses whose lands . homes and farms have been forcibly confiscated by the occupying Sinhalese armed forces and made destitute with nowhere to turn , locally or internationally are fertile material for conversion to another religion or identity , using money and other formes of coercion to convert them. The first to fundamental Christianity the second to increase the number of Muslims in the island. Especially in the east. Soon after May 2009 ,certain Muslims business men in Amparai demanded their Tamil Hindu employees to convert to Islam or loose their jobs. Muslims backed by their politicians aggressively stealing Tamil Hindu lands in the east is also annoying the Tamils. The last to forcibly Sinhalise the Tamil Hindu masses by converting them to Buddhism ( just like what happened to the Karawa, Salagam and Durawa down south) using the armed forces and dangling the carrot of menial jobs and education. Recent photographs of poor Tamil Hindu children forced to study in some state sponsored Sinhalese Buddhist school run by the armed forces and then forcibly made to fall at the feet of Buddhist priests and worship them annoyed and angered many Tamils. The government is also giving covert support to this plan. Building Budda statues and Viharas everywhere in the north and east. All these actions annoyed and alarmed many Tamil Hindus , where they feel they are now under attack by all these well funded religious and racist extremists determined to destroy their ancient identity in the island, which far older than the Sinhalese Buddhist identity. Many Christian extremists groups funded by the west. The Muslims by Gulf Arab nations and Pakistan and the Sinhalese Buddhist fascists by the Sri Lankan armed forces and the state. The Tamil Hindus have no one to turn to or champion them and enter all these North Indian Aryan Samaj Hindu extremists groups , who were openly advocating the genocide of the Eela, Tamils. The Shiva Sena at one time was attacking Tamils and other South Indians in Mumbai, stating they are taking the jobs of the native Marathi. Now their target are the Hindi speaking migrants from North India.

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    contd:The Tamil people are a very secular people throughout their history. To them the Tamil identity comes first above caste or religion, as they are an ancient nation. Tamil is the only Indian language where great classics are based on Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism. Chrstianity( Thembavani by an Italian monk) , Islam ( Seerapuranam by Umaru Pulavar considered one of the greatest Indian Muslim classics) . The Tamils and the Malayalis ( who were Tamils until a century or two ago) are a very secular people and it is only in these two Indian states the Christians and Muslims very strongly and closely identify with the local language culture and ethnicity , as they have the ancient Tamil idea of secularity. If genuine peace reconciliation and prosperity is there in the north and east and peoples lands are returned and the refugees allowed to return , these sort of extremists ideas will never be entertained by the Tamils . However when we Hindu Tamils see that we are constantly under attack by the Sinhalese state , Christian fundamentalists and Muslim Wahhabis looking for converts or souls , there is going to be sympathy for these groups. They will thrive in places where there is real or perceived discrimination in equality and poverty. Unlike the Sinhalese, the Sri Lankan Tamils have chosen leader who were non Hindus and belonging to lower castes. As basically they are secular. It is state sponsored Sinhalese racism that is changing everything. Please Tamil Christian Hindu and Muslim brothers and sisters, Rise above any religious fundamentalism. Religion is for love not for hate. We do not want regular Hindu Muslim riots that are common in North India or another Gujarat.

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      Was it secularism and tolernce that impaled the Jains in the thousands and later punished Buddhists so that the two great religions free of the menace of caste were driven out of South India?
      If Tamilnadu is more tolerant religiously, much credit should go to ERR (Periyaar) and his rationalist Self Respect Movement.

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        SJ

        Do you know why Buddhism has almost been driven out of Sri Lanka?
        We know you are confused between Buddhism and Sinhala/Buddhims.

        “If Tamilnadu is more tolerant religiously, much credit should go to ERR (Periyaar) and his rationalist Self Respect Movement.”

        You should revisit Siddhar (Cittar) tradition of Tamilaham.

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        SJ: YOu are wrong. YOu talk, as usual, things you do not know. both the buddhism and JAnism were abosorbed into what is called Hinduism or Brahminism. Religions are intermixed. Some buddhists were slaughtered and eliminated by some Brahminists (OR hindus) because Lord buddha exposed tham. On the other hand, Other Brahminists accepted buddha. Jainism is still livign in ?Andra PRadesh. But you call it Hinduism. JAinisats are extreme when it comes to Avihimsa.

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          Jimmy the Dimwit (JD)

          “JAinisats are extreme when it comes to Avihimsa.”

          Its time the Sinhala/Buddhists are converted to Jainism.

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          JD
          Nobody can beat you in the game of talking things that one does not know.
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          Buddhism was driven to extinction in India by Sankara’s campaign. There were no killings.
          Sankara established “Hinduism” roughly in the form that we understand now.
          Jainism survives in India, not so much in Andhra. You can keep guessing.
          Both Buddhism and Jainism were ruined by royal patronage in India.
          Sadly, Buddhism in Sri Lanka too is a victim of state patronage.

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      You begin by stating you are a Brahmin then warn against segregation. Delusional, hypocritical view point clinging onto outdated class segregation.

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        Max

        Are you typing this to yourself?

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    What I heard was this group Siva sena or whatever is to represent the estate Tamils mainly in Digana area ,like Madawela ,galaha and deltota areas to address their grievance and to stop Cattle slaughter by Muslims in that area.
    How cone its spreading to East now ?

    is not this group with BBS calling for attacks on upcountry Muslims once in a meeting with BBS ?
    So was it really Siva sena behind the digana attacks ?.

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      It is spreading in the east , because of Wahhabi Islamic extremism in the area that is being funded by certain Gulf Arab countries and Pakistan . It is becoming increasingly aggressive and nasty aided and abetted by Muslim politicians and elite and overtly and covertly supported by the occupying Sri Lankan armed forces and government to deliberately create an inseparable wedge between the Hindu and Muslim Tamils in the east . The aim is to marginalise real indigenous population of the east who lived there from prehistoric times. The Hindu Tamils and the Tamilised Hindu Vedda. and make them a voiceless third rate minority in their own land. Increased Arabisation and extremism of the local Tamil Muslim population in the east , who now more or less think they are Arabs and not Tamils and are beginning to attack anything Tamil and Hindu , has alarmed many Tamils( Hindu and Christian alike). Wearing frightening black Abaya clothes that has nothing to do with Islam . The abaya, niqab, and burka belong to another culture, history and environment. They are a product of a patriarchal society which treated the woman as a piece of property.The colour black, which was the colour of the Abbasids who succeeded the Umayyads in the 8th century, was chosen to mourn for the loss of members of the Prophet’s family killed by the Umayyads. It has now been misconstrued as the Islamic colour. Dress must confirm with the climate and culture of the country. The cotton Saree that was worn with the end of the saree covering the head is modest enough and Islamic. You do not have to wear strange Arab clothes and colours that are not suitable to his environment and culture and frighten and alarm everyone. What happened to the tolerant 1000 year old rich Tamil Sufi Islamic culture that was so vibrant and colourful? You can eat beef but please kill animals humanely and not cruelly . They are also lives that do have feelings and emotions.

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    Sri Lanka’s new Hindu ‘Siva Senai’ (Shiva’s Army) causes concern | Daily …
    dailynews.lk › 2016/10/14 › local

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    What about other communities who slaughter cattle for beef ,what happens if they are Sons of the soil ,religiously different ,These fellows will dare ask them to leave ?

    Let them try telling that to that group
    and see what happens to them .
    That group are happy people ,they live a merry life ,they eat beef a lot too .

    And some of them eat only Muslim butcher’s beef to keep in with the kosher. So let’s see what their reaction and their religious leader’s reaction is ,

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    Wow nothing like a good stake ,at the German restaurant.

    Love beef .

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      Lanka Nitizen: Muslims are very goot at eating dead carcasses. In Sri lanka, they are MAfia behind CATTLE THEFTS.

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    Salute you dayal.,

    The jealousy of Sri Lanka prospering has always remained deep rooted by a segment of Indian politicians .

    That was one of the reasons to trigger the LTTE .

    There are quite a number of Buddhists, Hindus and Christians who consume beef and there are quite a number of Muslims who don’t eat beef and a number if Muslims who are vegetarians.

    People should be allowed to eat what they choose ,a small group can not decide for 21 million people ,in that case you need to have an island wide referendum for people to decide on it .but our wonderful constitution of the pirates don’t have a provision for it.

    Its best The government takes Responsibility’ and consider it a national threat and take legal action today itself
    That is if The government did not approve it ,if they don’t take action that will mean the government has given its blessing to the group

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    Thank you Mr.Harischandra for exposing this group.

    Let’s see what action the Law &Oddly minister HSS to day for this open threat to murder civilian over a legal diet in Sri Lanka

    The example is s like a bunch of Muslim extremist in Indonesia threatening those who are allowed to eat pork legally .
    Indonesia of cause would have arrested them. by now and put them behind bars .

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    With no offense meant to Hindus or their belief .

    There is a traditional belief if I am not mistaken in Mahabharata ,that during a time of famine , Angry lord Siva flying across the globe with his bow and arrow threaten to attack the earth for not producing enough food for his people ,then the earth took the form of a Cow and begged not to be killed and promised to feed all his people with its milk ,hence then the Hindus stopped eating beef ,so the story goes and before that they use to consume beef freely .

    Please correct me if I am wrong

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    Eat a lot of beef and mutton and drink a lot of water .

    Red meat does not harm you its the sugar that harms you .

    Red meat and its fat is brain food and good for anxiety

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      Red MEat cause Cancer and Heart diseases. that is what Western protestants and catholic alike preach and practice. Eat fat. In no time, your blood vessles blow up. You are on the floor.

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      Red meat is a class 2a cacinogen (something that causes cancer) while processed meat is a class 1 carcinogen, in the same category as smoking. They increase the risk of colorectal cancer(cancer of bowels). Atleast google before you post something in a common forum.

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    Why all the fuss ,if its killing the cattle in India and Sri Lanka the main issue and connected to the sentiment of some peoples beliefs ,fair enough .don’t kill .
    Instead of profiting from the trillion dollar business of Halal and Kosher trade , these two countries can contribute in exchange to trade they do with Muslim Countries .
    Just import the beef and let the rich muslims offer charity by bearing the import duty and select the poor who can not afford and offer it on a special ration price
    No Cattle killed ,no humans killed ,no reason for hate .

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    No matter who you are and who you defend or who you critize ,but you know you are doing justice ,like The writer of the above article.

    If a day dawns in Sri Lanka when people as a whole is willing to do what he has done here ,by shunning all prejudice, Standing by what each one believes in ,let it be The Noble Dhamma ,The Sacred Vedda,The Holy Bible or Holy Qur’an, first be truthful to your heart without hypocrisy and stand firm for justice in humanity,

    That day Sri Lanka will begin to prosper and will win the respect of the whole world .

    Only the people uniting ,setting up a peoples group in millions Island wide can change the nation ,if you wait until the politicians do it for you ,it will never happen .

    Thank you for the article and respect your bravery to expose it.

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    This man could have been brainwashed in India to create problems among Hindus and Muslims whose mother tongue the Tamil Language.. Shiva Sena is not so popular in Tamil Nadu where Hindus and Muslims live like brothers and sisters and living peacefully..
    India wants to keep Sri Lanka always in internal conflict so that they can take advantage from this conflict. The root cause of the problems in sri Lanka is created by Indian policy makers.
    Giving training and and giving arms to the Tamil youths to rebel against Sri Lanka.
    It is very sad our Sinhalese leaders does not learn any lesson and solve the ethnic problem once and for all. India will not like a peaceful Sri Lanka..
    It is the duty of the people and the leaders to think about this and solve the ethnic problem soon before it is too late for creation of two states.

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    There is nothing exposed here. This is only obscuring more of Siva Senai. This essay is good enough only to Southern’s tip of the grass biting Modaya crowd. Northern Tamils knows exactly who created this Siva Senai. The Author easily has been taken over by the News Media reports and connecting the Trinco School Principal to Saatchi. If you permit me to exaggerate a little bit, her strict administrational style suggests that she, in her normal life would not walk on the lane Saatchi’s team paraded.
    Shiv Sena is Bombay oriented Hindu extremist group. Its South-Middle orientation ended up naming as “Shiv”. Other than that it is “Ram” styled Hindian extremism. One need to know that there is ocean wide vast difference between the modern, North Indian Ramism and the original religions “ Saivam or Vaisnavam”. Yet Shiv Sena is different from ISIS. ISIS mainly warmongering and end up with cruelty to Muslims too. So certain amount of Muslims tends to reject it. Shiv Sena’s object is fighting out other religions from India. This many times ends up as a genuine support for modern conservative Hinduism, a version rejected in TN and Ceylon.

    Satchithanantham’s Siva Senai is Appe Aanduwa product. BBS and Siva Senai share the same father and mother. But one is virulent and active, other one is lame and dump. The 2nd Uthayan newspaper printers formulated this group and now trying to connect it with Shiv Sena, RSS, VHP and all damn rotten-s. Satchithanantham’s Siva Senai is not a branch of Hindu Shiv Sena. Probably former Federal Party Saatchi may have to take few lesson from a Hindu Teacher to know what is Northern Saivism is. Though Saatchi is a Chavakachcheri man, it was in Vavuniya the Muslims and Sinhalese were employed to paste the Siva Senai posters. Many times Northern Media exposed the Vavuniya posters failing to use Ceylon Tamil or TN Tamil.

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    The Tamil many time used was suspected by Muslims’, and there even not school learned- but uneducated Tamil (It didn’t have the Tamil Muslim writers’ grammatical accuracy). So it appears like some Paramilitary coolies have been drafting these posters. The Shiv Sena translation in Tamil is based on TN Manipravalam, a Tamil version not normally used in TN and not at all in North. So these notices or posters have nothing to do with Shiv Sena. This Vavuniya fake group eventually connected it with Saatchi. Saatchi, as FP member, might have been on Rapist Army’s and Muslim spies’ watch list. He is not going honestly tell now how he was caught into this. Tamilini writing a book critical of LTTE is completely in a different angle than Saatchi leading Siva Senai. Tamilini was captive when she was forced to getting married to EPDP activist and writes a book while she was suffering by cancer pain, but Saatchi started this as a mule. When Saatchi took it from Vavuniya Sinhala and Muslim Paramilitary group, he had openly declared that his group has nothing to do with Shiv Sena, though names matched.
    All what we did know while in our childhood about Hanuman was something a Disney’s comedy Characters like Baloo or Rex. Now Hanuman statures are erected for bird dropping there. We would not know, after India’s influence increased in North, what turn this will take. But until now, Siva Senai is something another grease monster introduced by Sinhala Buddhist Rapist Army in North. It could be aimed at splitting Tamils and Muslims or it could be to create Hindu extremism in North and justify the Rapist Army occupation, or for both, we yet have to figure out its original purpose. Otherwise, remember, while Pirapaharan’s LTTE was defeated but Saatchi operating this Senai is only a fairy tale.

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    Thanks Lakmal.
    TNA leadership must condemn this medieval outfit . Secular credentials of the Tamils be preserved and fostered. TO HELL WITH SIVA SENA.! Real Hindus must be wary of fanatics and fundamentalists like Satchithananthan.

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      Tamil christians or Protestants do not like SHiva Sena because they are assertive about their religion. Muslims and protestants want them to be the xaviours of the world and not any one else.

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    What are the various Ministers in Charge of Religions and the Law and Order Minister doing.

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    Muslims and Protestants and FAKE BRAHMINS are against SIVA SANA. They should be more active. They should work against ISlamic expansion with the help of Sinhala politicians. the example is whar Rishad Bathiuddin doing the with the help of PResident this time and the PResident with during the last govt. SIVA Sena shouuld stop killing of Cattle killing and cattle thefts by muslims all over the island. Siva sena like teams are te best answer for protestants and muslims.

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    Shiva Sena and BBS should work to meet the challenges forced by Jesuits, Whabi mullas, Mauvalis, Clerics.

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      Jim

      You hate knows no bounds. On that count, even Buddha will shun you .The medication to cure your racist mindset does not seem to work( assuming you are taking your medicines on time as Dr uncle told you). So brain surgery appears to be the only option

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    The funny thing is Some decades before this Siva Sena was physically attacked and damaged the property of the Tamils who settled down in Bobay from Tamil Nadu!!

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    Much of what Lakmal Harischandra has written here is perhaps applicable across the Strait. Believe me – not many have heard of Siva Senai or this Satchchithananda. Such fringes are bound to crop up but what MP Sumanthiran’s said is pretty much close to what obtains.
    One wonders as to what motivated Lakmal to write this piece. Is it to say that the Aluthgama anti-Muslim pogrom onwards had this Siva Sena backing? The Trinco-headscarf issue has been settled amicably.
    But Lakmal, the Uva CM’s penchant to making school principals kneel is still there.
    Are you implying that BBS is of the same level as Siva Senai?
    Search your heart Lakmal. Projective complex is easily overcome.

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    The Sangh Parivar (the Hindutva alliance) has been active in India for very long. It gathered momentum in the 1970s and has grown very much since it tasted power late last century.
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    I remember the Vishwa Hindu Parishad trying (not very successfully) to build a following here since the late 1970s.
    BJP’s electoral success has for over two decades been a temptation to many Tamil (Hindu) personalities in the context of national oppression.
    Tamil-Muslim unity has been undermined more by electoral political interests than by anything else.
    The IPKF promoted anti-Muslim sentiments during its stay. Attacks on Muslims were on the rise during its presence.
    I admit that certain Muslim leaders acted irresponsibly to encourage Tamil-Muslim conflict. But the anti-Muslim actions of the LTTE hurt not only the Muslims but also created an anti-Muslim attitude, especially among those who could not come to terms with their sense of guilt for not defending the victims.
    Shiv Sena here is a joke. But there are planned activities in the North that target not just Muslims but also Catholics.
    The problem is not so much the Shiv Sena, but unhealthy Tamil and Muslim nationalist attitudes in the context of a deteriorating national question.
    The most (if not only) serious religious fanatical force in the country is Sinhala Buddhist extremism.
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    CVW, despite all his flawed beliefs, is far from a religious hate monger.

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      SJ

      “But the anti-Muslim actions of the LTTE hurt not only the Muslims but also created an anti-Muslim attitude,”

      Anti Muslim attitude already existed among the Northern Tamils however LTTE made use of their closet racism and stole lot of money and valuable from hapless Muslims.

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    India is always and was Secular. Because India Gave rise to So many Religions, In Buddha’s time it says there were 62 different Doctrines (emphasis doctrine and not religons). So, they lived and live side by side and even todate. The same thing is unacceptable and foreign to religeons which came from the Middle east.

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      Johnny baby

      Brilliant

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    You do not know the real problems faced by the Tamils now. You are writing this on behalf of some other. How much you received dear?

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      Muddaal

      “You do not know the real problems faced by the Tamils now.”

      Is it Vellala caste domination?
      Or is it the domination of Sinhala/Buddhist fascist ideology?

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    This article has shown that there seem to be a large number of Tamil Hindus of Sri Lana who are very matured in their thinking .

    This attitude of the Sri Lanka Tamil Hindus is a sign of great relief and encouragement.

    So there will by great , no hope for resurgence of Tamil terror in Sri Lanka and Muslims have a duty to shun their difference and reach out a hand of friendship and unite with such Matured mindset Tamils ,not only Hindus but also Tamil Christians .

    A big Thank you to The Tamils who denounced the hate .Muslims must also do he same when hate is spread in the name of Islam

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    hindus have no right to tell others what to eat and what not to eat.This bugger must be getting money from indian hindu extremists.he is prostituting himself to india lending his arse for them.

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      SHANKAR: Muslims promote CAttle theft in Sri lanka. Protestants are against using elephants in Peraheras. but, how many billions animals they are killing and eating because they think they are the almighty that controls the lives of Animals.

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        jim

        you did not get the point i was making.One religious group cannot tell to another religious group to follow their religion.All religions must tolerate each other equally.As for the points you raised it is a police matter.There is a big fault in our administration if the police are looking the other way when cattle are stolen.

        As for protestents they are allowed to eat animals according to their religion.They believe that god created these animals for them.let them die of bowel cancer.

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          Shankar: I am sorry.

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    Hindus and Buddhist have been the victim of Muslim persecution for millennia. Mughal Invasions is considered the biggest act of Holocaust in the world history. Should the numbers in 100’s of millions of people killed by Muslim invasions mean something, it is only natural for Hindus and Buddhist to fear Muslim expansion. Secular or not , Europe or Asia it is perceptual phenomenon that all non muslims SHOULD fear. The sword being no more viable, other forms of propagation are been used.. Wilpattu is a classic example.

    Inter religious harmony and peace could prevail only if all parties live peacefully with good intentions. What if one group wants to propagate over others even in a 100% secular and peaceful environment ? (eg: muslims in Europe)

    The quantity of articles written to glorify the peace loving nature of muslims and the propaganda to point the finger at the other party as the extremists and the culprits (As it happens in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India ) wont ease this historical tension between the Muslims Vs the rest of the world.

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      Nonsense, this does not give anyone any right to persecute another human on the basis of race ethnicity language or religion , quoting ancient history to justify the persecution. Demanding another person what to eat or not to eat as what they eat is taboo to you or your religious belief is not on. I am vegetarian but this does not mean I go around forcing everyone else to be vegetarian or force my Brahmanical Hindu practices on another or vice versa. Especially in multi racial multi religion societies. Only request if animals are killed for meat , please treat them kindly and kill them humanely. Asking everyone to stop eating meat or fish is impossible. In some societies like the Inuit in the Artic , they only live on meat.

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    I live for the day we ban all religious outfits as organisations, symbol such as temples, mosques, churches and so forth forever. People can pray what they want as their personal choice at their homes and should not have anything to do with the “State and the Constitution” they choose to call their mother land. Except the “Constitution” agrees we are all allowed to pray whatever in a private space “home” as long as we do not discuss this in public. Any religious referencing and teaching from the schools should be removed. Data collection on religions under national statistics also should be removed. Absolute waste of time specially what we need is more data on human rights issues correct?. All the loud speakers and noise pollution will not be there, wasting of flowers that belongs to the bio diversity and the bees will not be stolen (to put on stones in the name of the creator)?, wasting of space and building expenses could be spent on building home for the homeless, land for the landless and so forth.
    Alternatively we should ask all to read the constitution that allow them to cohabit in an orderly society where “Law of the Jungle” will have no place and a security apparatus provided to protect their dignity, safety and an accountable justice system.
    This is the only answer to the Nation of people who do not know how to understand their creator…..and even in Gods name we will commit crime……..perpetual criminals….this way we will be the only country to protect the God from the pathetic he or she has created for a sustainable dignified life. All else is a waste of time as now we know since independence what an unfit bunch we are for for self ruling it does not matter what the system is democracy/dictatorship/kings rule/colonial rule etc. We are just a bunch of “devils advocates” and want to play “god” every opportunity that grant itself.

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      Yours is like saying that we don’t need traffic lights at junctions simply because you are held for no reason even when there is no essential traffic for you to not cross the street.

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