17 October, 2017

SORRY ! I Beg To Defer Madam Pillai !!

By Kusal Perera

Kusal Perara

“This type of surveillance and harassment appears to be getting worse in Sri Lanka, which is a country where critical voices are quite often attacked or even permanently silenced. Utterly

unacceptable at any time……….I urge the Government of Sri Lanka to issue immediate orders to halt this treatment of human rights defenders and journalists who face this kind of harassment and intimidation on a regular basis. More than 30 journalists are believed to have been killed since 2005, and several more – including the cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda – have disappeared. Many others have fled the country. Newspaper and TV offices have been vandalized or subjected to arson attacks – some, such as the Jaffna-based paper Uthayan, on multiple occasions. With self-censorship fuelled by fear, journalists report that there are articles that they dare not write, and others their editors dare not print. Freedom of expression is under a sustained assault in Sri Lanka. I have called for the right to Information Act to be adopted like many of its neighbours in SAARC.” – Ms. Navenethem Pillai, High Commissioner, UN Human Rights Commission, issuing a media statement on 31 August, 2013 at the media briefing held at the      Colombo UN office, before her departure from Colombo. 

This condemnation, this appeal to the government to halt attacks and threats on media even in a stronger voice, would have been very appropriate in early 2009, especially during the pre and post Lasantha Wickrematunge murder period and till the end of the 2010 elections. That early period was an extremely bad and uncertain period and it is true, very true, many journalists in mainstream media and a few who were media activists had to flee the country for life. All were not S. Rajan in Trincomalee or Wickramatunge in Attidiya, though. Nor were all Kieth Noyshrs or Poddala Jayanthas. All who fled were not possible victims either. That 2009 period was similar to the post ’83 July and post 88-90 period when every one who fled was not a Tamil Tiger under life threat and every one who fled was no JVPer being hounded after. That tensed period perhaps saw the last, with the still unsolved disappearance of Ekneligoda. Some of the recent exits thereafter were mere hyped cases with half told stories. Some who should have actually fled for what they wrote and still write, remained here as journalists, only to be blocked out by these editors and their owner/publishers.

Today, 03 years and 07 months after Ekneligoda’s unsolved disappearance, except “Uthayan” in Jaffna that continuously come under “unidentified” attacks in the most highly militarised and policed district, no journalist or media has that type of threat or coercion to “follow the leader”. It is too bland a statement to say there is continued coercion and threats on media institutes and media personnel even now.

Today, to say there is “self censorship” in media is to say the mainstream media is otherwise professional and independent. This is far from the truth. Far from reality. The mainstream media, including owners/publishers and the editors (English and Sinhala in particular) are with the regime ideologically and for perks, privileges and profits. That needs no further descriptions or explanations. Their monthly meetings over tea with President at Temple Trees show how meekly obedient they are. None of them individually or collectively have the professional responsibility to protest against attacks on “Uthayan” in Jaffna. They don’t have a professional responsibility and a conscience to say, obstructing of websites whether posted from here in Sri Lanka or elsewhere is totally wrong and violates Article 14 of the Constitution. No, they don’t belong to such pedigree.

The vast majority of employee journalists are also politically and ideologically with the regime. Far worse. Most in private media don’t even know what their terms and conditions of employment are and they are not interested to know them either. They are not even professionally organised and they don’t want to. In such a subordinate media culture, only a random journalist would want to peep into the chaotic situation here and report independently and impartially. That if the editor misses out on the content, or the publisher wants some pep up for readership market.

The few media organisations that are in coalition show, how the journalists are ethnically divided. Serious professionals would not remain ethnically divided that way. They don’t even work towards canvassing a membership for their organisations that remain introvert and controlled individually. The oldest of them all, the “Working Journalists Association” is just a mock association, never taking up any serious issue that would question the regime. All individuals leading these organisations don’t work on principles and professional rights, but on personal and sectarian agendas. This was amply proved when they refrained from even mentioning the latest internet obstruction in Sri Lanka of blocking “Colombo Telegraph”. Well, they blocked that in all their communications as well. Not even the Editors’ Guild have spoken out on such issues that could hurt the regime.

The Editors’ Guild today can only be seen when they hype their annual petty awards ceremony that even give away awards to members of their own panel of judges. They are never seen protesting against any issue that has to be protested against. The only time a few statements and editorials were written was when the media ministry secretary proposed a “Code of Ethics” for media. But then, it was also known the regime including the President was not even aware of any such draft. That was reason why the media ministry had to drop their draft code of ethics.

The serious and the main issue with the media today, is not the regime. It is the meek and backward mindset of journalists and their editors. Most Sinhala news papers have reams and reams of coverage that take their readers on wholly mystifying journeys with fake astrologers, soothsayers, occult practitioners and quacks of any trade. They keep making the society a collective of passive human beings that would not rationally think and act, but would go after any “super power” for all help and remedies. Imagine school teachers organising bus loads of their own school pupils to go make vows in temples to help them pass the Grade V exam. This unprofessional, irrational journalists are therefore responsible in thrashing rationality out from society for regimes like this Rajapaksa regime to thrive as democratically elected.

These are the types of journalists and editors who love to munch speculations and sensationalism. The latest insane and quirky comments of minister Mervyn Silva targeting UNHR High Commissioner Navi Pillai is proof how irresponsible and obscure these Sinhala and English editors and journalists are. In any civilised society, a responsible professional media would have written many editorials demanding the government make a public apology when a minister insults its own State visitor. A responsible media would have condemned in no uncertain terms the insulting and stupid statements by minister Mervyn Silva and would have demanded he too make a public apology. But here in Sri Lanka, the Sinhala and English media in particular is no such responsible, professional media. They thus went on hyping the stupid and nauseating statement by minister Silva, replaying and reproducing it with comments gathered from similar odd and cranky characters. That perhaps was not self censored. None with a sense of social responsibility would contradict me for holding these sensationalist Sinhala/English mainstream media, wholly responsible for creating this type of anti social, ugly political creatures.

This mediocre media today is a media that only talk of corruption without any mention of the top three or four in this regime. Talk of fraud in the public sector. A media that dwells on provincial corruption and crime with sensational reporting. We see today a media that tries to “balance the coverage” with a news report or a clip included on an opposition campaign. What then demands these journalists to go on self censorship, if they are not in Jaffna or Batticoloa ? Who needs to keep them under threat when they don’t even challenge the regime on serious issues ?

To keep harping of past issues that for some time could have had good coinage, is to keep one’s professional nudity unexposed. But that does not help cure the ills in our media.

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    Thank you, Kusal. Hope this jerks up the readers as well as the journalists.

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      On the contrary, as a reader, I think Kusal ia bullshitting as he often does. This is what the AHRC says:-

      QUOTE: Before leaving Sri Lanka after her week-long visit the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, made a media statement in which she expressed her deep concern about Sri Lanka heading in an “increasingly authoritarian direction”. She said,

      “I am deeply concerned that Sri Lanka, despite the opportunity provided by the end of the war to construct a new vibrant, all-embracing state, is showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction”. END QUOTE

      The AHRC viewpoint is far more accurate than Kusal’s.

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      Where were you when LTTE killed Politician and people?
      How much you are earning from Diaspora money?
      How can you live in a counry in peace, if their Human life in treat?
      Go to hell Mr. Kusal Perera!

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        Where the bloody hell were you mate when you lot butchered thousands of innocent Tamils.
        Go to HELL you idiot.

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    Good point kusal. But the servile nature of the journalists is probably because of the attacks sustained by them over time, and especially in the last few years. this can be seen with the judiciary and the public sector. You can’t blame maggots rising to the fore when only the carcass remains.
    S

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    /*
    Newspaper and TV offices have been vandalized or subjected to arson attacks – some, such as the Jaffna-based paper Uthayan, on multiple occasions.
    */

    It’s a funny story this. Barely an hour after the attack the SL govt media head claims “it was an inside job”. How did this guy know this without even investigating first? It’s simple really,

    Usually when a journalist is attacked or a press burns a press down this is this guy who is responsible. I am sure he is behind the censoring of CT as well. He knew it was an inside job because he was not involved.

    Anyway a few blank newspaper rolls were burnt and some cosmetic damage to equipment. They continued printing the next day. It was indeed an inside job. TNA usually burns their own press, or bribes a rouge monk to throw rocks at Mosques before some luminary arrives or just before UNHR conferences.

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      What is this dude saying? CT should filter comments before posting. It’s not only abusive comments that should be taken out, but insane ones like this too.
      Thanks
      AS

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    so very true of our boring newspapers and pander-journos

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    Kusal, you pouring water onto back of the duck…

    /*A dictator is a ruler who does not hold elections-MR

    TUESDAY, 03 SEPTEMBER 2013 00:01 E-mail Print
    A dictator is a ruler who does not conduct polls and works according to his own agendas but this government has restored democracy and taken steps to hold elections in the North. Therefore, no one can accuse this government of being a dictatorship, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Addressing the 62nd annual convention of the SLFP at the Maligapitiya Grounds in Kurunegala today he added that the government treated all religions alike but that Buddhism had been provided with Constitutional safeguards and the government could not do anything about that.

    “It is no secret that certain powerful foreign and local elements are trying to create divisions between the communities and religions to bring anti government groups to power and bring this country under their heel. They should realise that this government has the blessings of the masses who love this country, and its culture and values who therefore would never allow them to succeed,” he said. */

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      A dictater is a military ruler who holds flawed elections with a dummy election commission,to support his false image with which only he and his cohorts are satisfied.

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      Nominated all uneducated rajavassas to all majority of the responsible power ful positions. Destroyed the democracy by paying millions(from the public robbed moeny) to the opposition members, harassing opposing members, providing impunity to murderers like gota,duminda, mervyn, and res of the clowns who are close associated of rajavassas, killing people when they protest to demand pure water, killing people when the inquired about thier pvt retirement, killing journalist who critisized the current donkey rulers, harrassed all members of the society who pin pointed current rogue regimes mal pracitices.
      And you call it a democracy?

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      How many bus loads of people been pumped to Kurunegala to to show this PADA-SHOW of king Kekille?
      All religions were peaceful until medhamulane veddha instigate hatred with his brainless brother Goata.
      Is SLFP still there?
      I wish that party perish soon. SLFP is the course for all these hatred in the country.

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    Servile journalists and brain dead citizens inhabit this blunder of Asia. These brain dead zombies go ape shit when someone is raped in India, Tony Greig dies in Australia or when Edward Snowdown is harassed by the US…but not a sound will they make when underage girls are raped by PC members, the Uthayan newspaper is vandalised and journalists attacked or when thugs like Mervin disgrace the country with their utterances…and the saddest part is that a vast majority of these brain dead people still belive the zero casualties tall story.
    The day the British left the country, the natives lost the plot and the shit hit the fan.
    65 years later we have become the piss drop under India, the asshole of the sub continent and the sick man of Asia. :(

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      Oh I say Gilmart! Careful old chap, apoplexy can be final. But ofcourse all you say is correct. Sadly, nowadays you need to be a sycophant to land something in the editorial department, with a complimentary diploma in arse-licking.

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    While I disagree with your opening salvo, I certainly agree with the central thrust that ours has been a servile media for a long time. In fact, you say, “The serious and the main issue with the media today, is not the regime. It is the meek and backward mindset of journalists and their editors.” I don’t believe I am taking that quote out of context when I say that it does, in fact, describe self-censorship.
    The question that many of us, you included I know, have grappled with for a significant length of time is WHAT DO WE DO IN RESPONSE TO THIS TERRIBLE STATE OF AFFAIRS? WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE STATUS QUO?

    I am aware that you have been among those active in trying to salvage Ravaya and despite the fact that there is some concern with regard to the track record of some of those involved in that endeavour (by journalists and others for whose opinions I have respect), it is a beginning, particularly when, as they say, “Beggars can’t be choosers!”

    The primary and continuing need, though, is NOT TO GIVE UP THE FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO DISSENT AND FREE EXPRESSION. ANYTHING that can be done to further that intent needs to be supported.

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    The key phrase here, “is ideologically with the Regime”.

    How can anyone with a bit of grey matter not be with the regime, unless they are jealous,have an axe to grind,intend on taking revenge, brian washed to be anti Buddhist, and anti Sinhalese or doing politics to wrest power.

    To quote the Reverend Bishop of Trincomalee, “this Govt has paved the way for the inhabitants to travel freely and live where ever they wish.”

    “And the President is working to unite all ethnic groups to live as one in a peaceful environment”

    Surely Ms Pillai does not listen to even Bishops if they are not ideologically with the TNA and its propaganda.

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      Tsunamisekera:
      You must have got your daily payment because you sound energised!
      While you are quoting priests etc. why don’t you go overboard and quote that other Rajapssa acolyte, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith who, like that WW II Pope Pius and you belong to the same group – Nazis and their collaborators.
      P.S.
      Do you have any new Rajapassa-sponsored housing deals available?

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      The horrible and despicable depths the uneducated Rajapakshas precipitate this country and the Sinhala nation by destroying all forms of independent, decent and democratic individuals and institutions. vans and armed groups terrorising media institutions have roamed outside the ambit of the law for long enough. abuse of power and the creation of an authoritarian regime marked with extreme nepotism. And idiot sri lankans like you still support the current rogue regime.

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      OH! My God!!!! Are we Siri Lankans not lucky? To have these Sumanasekeras who are full of grey matter!!

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      KAS, Like you, the Bishop of Trincomalee has censored himself to get in the good books of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Like you, that is how he can get a new laptop computer. Even Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith uses self censorship.

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    If there is No democracy or so called Human rights are NOT there in Sri Lanka, How the hell on earth Kusal Perera, Fedi, Mangala Samaraweers, Pakayasothi and the rest of the gand survive without security???

    Simply its a slogan to earn a buck for your survival and feed the kids?
    Simply Disgraced…

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    kusal dont talk rubbish ones a time you were with mahinda [Edited out]

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    Kusal, you writing in Colombo Telegraph, which has been blocked from the view of Sri Lankans, what does it say? You are writing to this site only because the media is not free to tell what they want to tell and sites like Colombo Telegraph provide a venue for those who cannot write to the main stream media openly. When one says main stream media, they do not mean every single media, but most of the established media are now owned and operated by the Government or its representatives. If you say that there is media freedom you may only be correct to a certain extent, but you are not fully correct. If you do not agree that there is media control by the government then you are blind. What about all the attacks on your fellow writers, editors and publishers? What have you got to say about it? By the way who paid you to write this? Did you write this on your own free will?

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      Lankan,
      Read through again and try to understand the logic. My argument is the Editors and most journalists tow the line of this regime not through threats and coercion, but because they feel and think like the government and also because, they can then enjoy perks and privileges. Therefore they censor out any dissent and opposing views.
      That is reason why this type of articles are not accepted by editors.
      For the rest of your vulgar statements, I don’t have to answer. Although you think all others do what you do, most don’t.
      Kusal Perera

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        Kusal, if you read all the articles written and the comments made in this site are contrary to your statement that “all the others do not think like me”. Unless you are blinded by the payments you get from the Government or favors you are wrong.

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    Kusal, your plaintive ‘I urge the Government of Sri Lanka to issue immediate orders to halt this treatment of human rights defenders’ is a bit like asking the arsonist to give up his box of matches.
    The one factor standing in the way of a free media and the right to voice a dissenting opinion is the current surfeit in government of thugs and shysters who operate with impunity in a land where law and order is selective (at best), and justice is all but dead. We have our share of free and fair thinking people who are able to articulate a point well, but how to in this climate where to do so may well result in your house being stoned, your family harasssed, and you to suffer a beating or worse. The current crop of editors know full well that you may criticise but don’t get too personal (and whatever you do, don’t mention puppydogs.) That way, everyone can happily take tea and crullers with the Head Honcho and, later, cocktails can be very nice after a hot day at the presses (but, again don’t mention puppydogs to the rottweiler who cannot stand bitches.)
    So Kusal, the part that a free media has to play in a thriving democracy will have to find other ways of getting the message out (and thankfully, there are.) Surely, the day will come….but don’t hold your breath just yet!

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      Spring Koha,
      You quote is not from me. That is a quote from Ms. Navi Pillai’s media statement that I used to start my write up. So what you conclude is not relevant to me. Do please be more responsible, if you wish to make public comments.
      Kusal Perera

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    Navanethem Pillay and the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)
    C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D.
    Misuse of religion to incite youth
    Addressing the Youth Parliament, the visiting UNHR high commissioner Navanethem Pillay talked about the misuse of religion to incite youth. This shows how worried were the UN agents and NGOs in Colombo about the effectiveness of the Bodu Bala Sena Movement, because Pillay was telling what she was fed by these locals. A major task of BBS is to pump oxygen to dead-like Sinhala Buddhist warm bodies and the UN and NGO Christians and rich Christians in Colombo and useless politicians in Sri Lanka are all worried about the BBS movement because they are all getting exposed in their cheating game. Rich Christians in Colombo want to remove the Buddhist foundation of the island’s heritage. Those politicians who have cheated Sinhala Buddhist voters for decades cannot think of BBS ushering a new era of Migettuwatte Gunananda and Anagarika Dharmapala in a halal-infested country and a new Buddha recognized by a Galle magistrate court by the name of Vanduramba Siriwardena!
    The Pillay pill
    The Pillay pill has become a new beggar’s wound for UNP, SLFP, MEP, JVP, NFF and Sarath Fonseka-based corrupt political actors. They think they can get people to swallow the Pillay pill so that they can continue to play their survival game of cheating the Sinhala Buddhists and the poor Christians. Really speaking Pillay is like a mild cyclone passed along the Sri Lanka coasts. The basic problems of Sri Lanka will not change even if hundred Pillays come and go. The basic problem is that since 1931 a group of rich Christians known as the black-whites has controlled Sri Lanka. Even today this is the simple truth. Not a single colonial law adversely affecting the Sinhala Buddhists has been changed in Sri Lanka since 1948. Buddhism department or Buddhism ministry is a Buddhist curse. Perhaps, the only result of Pillay visit will be that her report will add one more ladder to the Eelam project.
    Pillay and international king makers
    UNO, IMF, WB and the latest WTO are creations of the imperial west as instruments of the new remote-controlled colonialism. Pillay is only a cat’s paw in this game just like any UN SG. No one can become UNSG unless he is a supporter of international king makers. The only change with these new colonial plans is that instead of white skin cats now they use non-white cats. Whether Pillay is a South African Tamil tiger or not is immaterial here. She is a puppet in the hands of big corporate powers running the world from behind the scene. Like Lionel Bopage, Jayadeva Uyangoda or Dayana Jayatileka at the local stage Pillay is with a good resume for the global stage. Born in September 23, 1941, grew up as a colored person in a poor neighborhood in Durban as a daughter of a bus driver, affected by the Apartheid policy in South Africa, she was helped by the local Indian community to end up as the first non-white South African to obtain a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School. She is a supporter of women’s rights, abortion rights and served as a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She fought for Nelson Mandela when he was in jail. Thus, the record of Pillay reads like that of a pious Buddhist nun in Sri Lanka. But Poor Pillay, cannot see any better than South African Bishop Desmond Tutu or former US president Jimmy Carter when it comes to Christian-based Tamil Eelam project in Sri Lanka. They are blinded by their God-agenda.
    Pillay and Theri Gatha
    Pillay is no expert in understanding Buddhist way of life or how Sinhala Buddhists are fooled by politicians in Sri Lanka. If somebody could give Pillay a copy of the Buddhist Their Gatha she will see why a Sinhala Buddhist will not make a Tamil mother to suffer. It was all done by Christian Colombo rulers and Christian Tamil Eelamists. Somebody like Gotabhaya Rajapakse can never order any innocent woman or man killed, because Gotabhaya is not a Colombo political Buddhists. At the Christian-dominated international scene, Sinhala Buddhists are compared with Nazis and Talibans engaged in Tamil genocide. This ugly propaganda was put to rest once by a US Congressman, who asked from an NGO witness, “If Hitler’s chief justice, attorney general, IGP and DIGs (before DIGs and SSPs became guards of thug MP jeeps) and cabinet ministers were Jews, how can you say there was genocide?” This was the case in Sri Lanka in July 1983, but no Dayan Jayatileke or Pakiyasoothy or Jehan Perera or Kumar David writes about it in English. I heard that at the US State Department press corp. where anti-Sri Lanka news briefs are released there is no GOSL reporter to at least listen to the attack, let alone presenting Sri Lanka’s case with facts.
    Pillay was wrong in talking about inciting Buddhist youth. Pillay does not know Sri Lankan history. Like the sleeping giant China, BBS is awakening the sleeping Buddhists from open cheating under the guise of foremost place to Buddhism jokes and Buddhism PM old goat. As a lawyer Pillay should know that BBS is only providing facts to people and asking the yard of reasonableness be used by the government. Providing facts to people about the bogus behavior of ministers, unjust evangelical conversions and Islam Wahabism is democracy and not Apartheid. When verbal appeals are falling in deaf ears, people power to change wrong doing is democracy. Non-violence works only if there is militant weapon with it. This was what Gandhi and Martin Luther King did. Malcolm X had the direct force method just like Subash Chandra Bose in India. America and British rulers in India got so frightened by actions of Malcolm X and Bose and both had to be killed.
    In her final report Pillay has a duty to make a correction about her opinion on misuse of religion to incite youth. Making people aware of dirty politics and cheating of Sinhala Buddhists and poor Christians since 1931 is not inciting. It is inciting only from the colonial masters or their puppets point of view who want to continue the old game of exploitation and cheating. BBS has never asked youth to take weapons into their hands. BBS considers anybody attacking another as an enemy transplanted by enemies of BBS mission. Pillay should ask her UN agents in Colombo to examine the BBS website and other BBS meeting records and satisfy herself that her statement was not correct. Buddhists say “Come and examine,” not come and believe as in the case of Carter or Tutu.
    cwije7@gmail.com

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      C. Wijeyawickrema

      “This shows how worried were the UN agents and NGOs in Colombo about the effectiveness of the Bodu Bala Sena Movement,”

      Of course it is effective when saffron clad thugs use force and intimidation to cow down other minorities while policeman are on their watch.

      “Pillay is no expert in understanding Buddhist way of life or how Sinhala Buddhists are fooled by politicians in Sri Lanka.”

      Sinhala/Buddhist way of life:

      kill the Veddah
      Rob the Buddha
      Blame the Sudda.

      Sunday Sil Monday kill.

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      Wijeyawickrema,

      By your own admission you are a member and a supporter of BBS the Racist Religious Group. So anything you say to justify your association and membership is going to be biased.
      By giving your educational qualification I am sure you feel proud and wish to be taken seriously but let me pick holes in your argument and summarise at the end why I think not only your argument is flawed and your Ph.D is meaningless.

      1) This shows how worried were the UN agents and NGOs in Colombo about the effectiveness of the Bodu Bala Sena Movement, because Pillay was telling what she was fed by these locals.

      Who are these locals and she did not spend much time in Colombo and to my knowledge did not have much contact with any of the locals.
      As regards the effectiveness of BBS
      a) Would it be in sending a message of hate
      b) Whipping up hate campaign against the Muslims. And to be fair to the Muslims in Sri Lanka as far as I know they keep themselves to themselves and don’t show much religious fanaticism.
      No doubt because of your bias you feel that the BBS are an asset but I cannot see any positive contribution from them.

      2) A major task of BBS is to pump oxygen to dead-like Sinhala Buddhist warm bodies and the UN and NGO Christians and rich Christians in Colombo and useless politicians in Sri Lanka are all worried about the BBS movement because they are all getting exposed in their cheating game.

      The above is an expression of the same rhetoric by BBS. BUDDHIST EXTREMISM.

      3) Rich Christians in Colombo want to remove the Buddhist foundation of the island’s heritage.

      Buddhist an Christians have Co existed for centuries but you and your Religious Thugs are trying to add a new dimension to destroy the Religious Harmony.

      4) The Pillay pill has become a new beggar’s wound for UNP, SLFP, MEP, JVP, NFF and Sarath Fonseka-based corrupt political actors. They think they can get people to swallow the Pillay pill so that they can continue to play their survival game of cheating the Sinhala Buddhists and the poor Christians.

      Pillai pill is too mild for your symptoms and why don’t you take Cyanide and end your misery as you area Low Grade psychopath.

      5)The basic problems of Sri Lanka will not change even if hundred Pillays come and go.
      The basic problem in Sri Lanka is the views of people like you are on the rise and left unchecked it will reach toxic levels especially with the patronage of Gotha you are enjoying. God save Sri Lanka.

      6) The only change with these new colonial plans is that instead of white skin cats now they use non-white cats. Whether Pillay is a South African Tamil tiger or not is immaterial here.

      From the above I take it that you are a BLACK Cat.

      7) She is a puppet in the hands of big corporate powers running the world from behind the scene.
      So is your mentor Banki Bloody Moon the Buddhists Monk.

      8) BBS has never asked youth to take weapons into their hands. BBS considers anybody attacking another as an enemy transplanted by enemies of BBS mission.

      You are a joker you Moron. What do you call BBS attacking Muslims and destroying Temples and Mosques. Aliens from another planet.

      9) Buddhists say “Come and examine,” not come and believe as in the case of Carter or Tutu.

      Yes you are right your head needs to be examined and I suggest you see a psychiatrist before it is too late.

      I have my doubts as to how and where you obtained your LLB and Ph.D. May be Belarus and it was paid for as your above Thesis is CRAP

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    The true gist of this article is about the ineffectual of the so called “journalists” of this Country.

    Absolutely spot on Kusal…..but worded in a way that many would not understand.

    More’s the pity as you can see by the comments !

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    Well Kusal,

    In a democracy there is press freedom.

    In a ‘thugocracy’ such as we have in Sri Lanka, it is incumbant that the press is muzzled. Errant jounalists must be beaten or intimidated, and the worst must be taken away by the white vans’. After so many yeaers of such treatment the pathetic present journos are a maleable, easily handled lot that can be moulded into any shape MR Inc wishes to.

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    Mr. Wijeyawickrema, you are deaf and blind. It is quite visible that youth are misused by religion through the world. Whether in Palastine, Egypt, Burma, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India etc. and the list goes on an on, is the same. What is happening in Sri Lanka is not different. So do not mislead people with false information. Evan the manner which some of our monks talk is very very un-buddhist.

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    Dear C. Wijeyawickrema

    Can You please tell me who votes in these politians in to power???
    Can you please name these Politians if you have the any proof or Guts??

    And u said something like no law has been changed to protect the Sinhala Buddists have u read the constitution where the Buddism is suppoose to protected

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    Ashan Mendis

    1. I do not have a single name of current politicians that I can say sincere or honest. The system allows only crooks to thrive.

    2. More harm was done to Buddhists by this bahubooyha JRJ one and the previous Sirima-Colvin one. We do not want govt ministry of Buddhism. Govt is expected only to prevent other aggressive religions harming Buddhism.

    3. Christian control of MahindaR govt must change.

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    I am not sure why the Budhists think that Budhism is being attacked in SL.I do not see it happening but I see other religions being attacked by budhists by way of breaking and looting catholic churchs,throwing pig meat into mosques,attacking and burning mosques.

    Why are the budhists who are the majority in SL so scared that someone is out there to destroy it? If they spend more time visiting their temple,pray and live their lives according to Budha’s teachings they will find Peace in their hearts.
    Pl.Stop harrassing people of other religions.Sri Lanka is a small country to go into a religous frenzy.

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