23 September, 2017

Sri Lanka Welcomes Terrorist, Spurns Saint

By Niranjan Rambukwella –

Ahsin Wirathu, leader of the 969 Burmese terrorist movement[1] and self-proclaimed ‘Buddhist bin Laden’[2], landed in Sri Lanka this morning. He will attend the BBS’ so called ‘Great Sangha Council’, undoubtedly voicing his trademark toxic message of hate, violence and terror that unleashed death and destruction on tens of thousands of Burmese Muslims.

The 969, an organization very similar to the BBS, plays a critical role in stoking inter-ethnic conflict in Burma. For example, its influence was inescapable in two recent incidents. The first, in June and October 2012, 969 inspired clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left almost 200 people dead and around 140,000 displaced the great majority of them Muslims.[3] The second, involved a dispute at a shop which led to anti-Muslim violence. The brutal killing of a Buddhist monk sharply escalated the situation, led to riots by a 1,000-strong mob resulting in widespread destruction of Muslim neighbourhoods, and left at least 44 people dead, including twenty students at an Islamic school.[4] The mother of one of the students, said “my son was killed because he was Muslim, nothing else.” [5]

These incidents bring haunting echoes of the recent events at Aluthgama, where at least four were reported dead, 165 injured and 150 buildings burnt by mobs after a BBS rally was held in the town. Over the past two years Sri Lanka’s Muslims have been terrorized by groups like the BBS – they have been subjected to violence, intimidation and hate. Their places of worship have been desecrated, their homes invaded and their security lost. The war’s end has brought greater fear for life and property for Muslims –but not peace.

Post-war Sri Lanka has the opportunity to heal from its bloody past, cut repeating cycles of violence and rebuild harmony, peace and tranquility. Instead of accepting requests from globally respected peaceful saints like the Dalai Lama to visit Sri Lanka[6], the government has encouraged the rise of terrorist groups like the BBS and turned a blind eye to violence against its own citizens. Today, after having refused the Dalai Lama and won a thirty yearlong battle against one of the world’s most sophisticated terrorist organisations, it has allowed a terrorist leader to enter Sri Lanka.

As the government’s popularity dwindles does it need another war to remain in power? Does this government need terrorists and not saints for its survival?


[1] http://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/969-movement-wirathu

[2] http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-myanmar-969-specialreport-idUSBRE95Q04720130627

[3] http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/asia/south-east-asia/burma-myanmar/251-the-dark-side-of-transition-violence-against-muslims-in-myanmar.pdf

[4] ibid

[5] https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-text-of-the-banned-time-story-the-face-of-buddhist-terror/

[6] http://www.sundaytimes.lk/140518/editorial/yes-to-pope-no-to-dalai-lama-99450.html

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    Please dont forget the fanatic monk – that selfimmolated asking cattle slaughter to be banned – a year ago. That monk with limited psychology should have followed the terror tactics of the visting monk and his movement

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/end-cattle-slaughter-sri-lankas-first-attempt-at-self-immolation-by-a-buddhist-monk/

    All right respecting educated folks to react against this brutal regime promoting terror activities of monks (BBS).
    Instead of bringing this kind TERRORISTS (BBS) before the courts and punish them going through prevailing laws in the island – to further support them to make the island nation a terror supporting one is absolutely beyond all bearing.

    Please all real buddhists wake up and finally stand against this brutal fanatic movement BBS.

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      DesperateThoughts ,

      You are really desperate: Sinhala Buddhist love the BBS and the like and they will take Wiratu as a saint to listen to too!

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        Sinhalaa buddhists love BBS?

        Any srilanken media insitituion can easily check this over an opinion poll ?

        Not ven 5% of Buddhists would say yes to BBS actitivies. They the many buddhists just want BBS to be disspeared from srilanken soils.

        But Rajapakshes have totally other agendas for their political surivivals. They just want to paint a picture that we have all kind of ethinic problems between our folks. In order to sell their views, they just manipulate it. pOOR folks are innnoicent they aer not to be punished:
        Rajapakshes are even worst than Gadaphi or the like leaders that sought only their comfort.

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          Where is the self-proclaimed terrorism expert Rohana Gunaratne, holed up in Singapore?

          Doesn’t he know that his beloved country is welcoming the most world ill-famed notorious Buddhist terrorist?

          Does he recognize that his defense secretary, Gota is a text book model of a terrorist?

          Is he a humbug only after the LTTE?

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            Excerpts from a report below:

            “Meanwhile, speaking at the conference, the venerable Ashin Wirathu said that his 969 Movement in Myanmar will join hands with the BBS to protect Buddhism around the world.”

            “Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BBS Dilantha Withanage said that Sri Lanka needs a new constitution in order to protect the majority community of Sri Lanka.

            He also said that the National Flag must be changed in order to recognise the Sinhalese community only and not the minorities, and all Tamils and Muslims as well as religions other than Buddhists should be recognised as Sinhala Christians, Sinhala Islam ans Sinhala Hindus. (Colombo Gazette)” Reported by Easwaran Rutnam

            So. it is clear that Wiratu has come to promote international Buddhist terrorism.

            Furthermore, from the BBS statement it is evident that the BBS wants Sri Lanka to become a Nazi-styled Sinhala fascist state.

            The only hope is such a state if ever created ends with a fate similar to that of the Nazis.

            So these rabid bhikkus are hell bent on doing something even the duta(baddy) Gamini dare not do 2 millenniums ago!

            Good luck to the reincarnations of Hitler himself and his henchmen!

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            Birds of a feather fllocktogether. If entire world name his as worlst buddhist terrorists – ours is noow become the second buddhist terror state or not ?

            Why the worlst stay mum in this regard is my question ?
            Today, CNN and other senders only report about HONGKONG demonstrations and syria s atrocities .. but nothign about the dangers in srilanka s nation. Tmails have been raw murdered… by Rajapkshes goons, it is said that avalanches of dead bodies were buried right away after the war was ended in May 2009. Why cant the world work on these issues even today ? Hague is th eonly place that Rajapakshes deserve.
            I pray all gods to punish this brutal man .. who is born to destroy our nation ( regardless of us being sinhala, tamils, muslim, burgheers.. and other folks ).. My aged father s worries I can get today than any other times in the past. [Edited out] Rajapakshe should be convicted by brining them the bunch to the hague.. then only we can start thinking of a devleoping the war torn nation.

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          This became clearer as I listened to AKD ‘s speech this week. He analysed it that Mahinda s purely fictious and completely preposterous manner of living is far from his real life. Not many of the country cant get it since they have to struggle for their day today life than studying a real nature of their president.
          AKD brought practical example – to show why if the president is said to be that whole hearted with people issues to waste collosal amounts of funds of the tax payers as no other leaders have done in this country sofar ? Instead of travel by land to use air is expensive to OBAMA and any othe rleaders. This should be clearer to poor countries rather than rich nations since country s such as ours live either on credits or aids given by first world. If a leader behaves as if his conscience is miles away from realizing the real realities of the people – like abusing country s carrier as their family taxi – like the entourage made to Bolivien few weeks ago, or perhaps the one that is currently made to the USA – as a president of a far poor country – though reluctant to name it as such -only for their agenda of further loan applications mortgaging the future of unborn childreen of the island nation – he should be NOT healthy in his neuron cells.
          Good to have investors like China but to get caught by chinese trick players is a beyond all stupidites. No akin leaders would do so easily. Why to have F1 race grounds for a country in which over 70% struggle for their daily survivial. Malaysia did not do it in that way before being achieved progress statuses. That of Singapore (restricted to few millions) are not comparable to ours of 22 million to date.

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          You are dead right. Prabakaran abused tamils for his survival. Rajapakshes are abusing poor sinhala and muslims for their political survivial. If the bugger in power respected Muslims, could not he have refused the visit of Burmese monk who has been branded as a terror monk with islamiphobia paranoas. Our country we never had problems between muslims and sinhala folks to create new problems in this way is a great curse for our future. This man MR should NO longer be the leader for the nation whose literacy rate is the highest in the south asia.

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            So Tamils had a different problem and Sinhalease and Muslims have same problem so they should be united now?

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        May be Sinhal Buddhist Love the BEBADU Balu SENA!!!!!.

        But Buddhist Sinhalese does not Want any SENA HERE in Sri Lanka!.

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        Who are the sinhala buddhists and buddhists in srilanka ?

        Can you please make any definitions.

        The terms SINHALA BUDDHISTs belong to the Rajaapkshe PVT dictionary – we the buddhist lived in the country without calling us SINAHALA BUDDHISTs for decades. There we did not experience any kind of akin hatreds as such we expeerience today. Buddhist monks were entwined with the social structure of country and that was the reason people seen more civlized then than it is today. I know it by myself, we just offered our bus seat to monks even we rose from our stools when even we noticed a monk strolling yards away from us. Such a respect and diginity we maintained then but today, this kind of movement built or made for the sake of Rajapakshe hidden political machination – telling palatalbe and doing the other way around – cause onlysocial divisions of various kind that may have no healing but stay long aparting the island nation. We never had divisions between muslims and sinahalya though few incidents were reported as i remember. That is why we thought hail lanken muslims are not similar to that of north afros or middle east ones… they are educated and not belong to fanatic frames as many on west intentionalyl brand.

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      Dear Niranjan Rambukwella –

      “As the government’s popularity dwindles does it need another war to remain in power? Does this government need terrorists and not saints for its survival?”

      The Raja-Paka and the Maras will dance with the Devil, The Satan, the Mara And any terrorist that will give them hope of clinging to power.

      BBS is ihe ISIS Version of Sinhala Buddhism. Just like the ISIS, Actually The Satanic State of Iraq and Syria, the BBS actually, Mara Bala Sena, or Devils Force will have to be dealt with sooner or later.

      The MaRa are hoping that with BBS and Sinhala “Buddhist” Mara Racism. They van get a bigger fraction of the Sinhala Buddhist Vote. Actually the Majority of Sinhala Buddhists are repulsed by the BBS and its tactics, as they know it is NOT Buddhism. So expect not more than 15% of the Sinhala “Buddhist” Fundamentalist racists voting for MaRa. That leaves 85% of Sinhala Buddhists voting based on other factors, such as Family Hegemony, Violance, corruption, Nepotism etc.

      The situation is very similar to Wahhabis, and its Clones and Islam. The Wahhabis and their clones ( Wahhabis, ISIS, Taliban, Tau-heed, Salafi etc.) and Islam are different. In Pakistan. the Wahhabi fundamentalist did not get more than 12% of the popular vote. Ib the USA the Christian fundamentalist did not get more than 15% of the Vote. Even in Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, it is predicted that the Wahhabis will NOT get more than 30% of thew popular vote even 100 years of Wahhabi indoctrination.

      However, the MaRa need to be exposed. Can you be the Anonymous Author of the Common sense, 2014, Sri Lanka version?

      Thanks for a very the analysis. Can you be the Anonymous Author the and Produce Sri Lankan version of Common Sense in Sinhala, Tamil and English? You will do as much service to Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, just like Thomas Paine did for America and France.You can expand this write up, and get there.

      Say, Because I have Common Sense, I will not vote for Mr. Rajapaksa.

      Rajapaksa had the opportunity. The power corrupted them. The People are sick of them. They even used Buddhism towards their ends. Even Sinhala Buddhists are fed up them, and they are showing their true colors.

      An Anonymous Author like Thomas Paine is needed with a Common Sense Pamphlet to expose the King, King George, the Rajapaksa Clan. Read, the Common Sense Pamphlet , by Thomas Paine, that inspired the American Revolution along with the other events. Common Sense (pamphlet)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)

      Produce a Commons sense Pamphlet for Sri Lanka and say why it is in the best interest of the people of Sri Lanka to remove the King, aka Rajapaksa Dynasty from power and let the Republic be a Republic and Not a dynasty. This Pamphlet, in Sinhala, Tamil and English, need to be sent to each and every Sri Lankan Citizen, just like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet.

      Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

      Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

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        Amarasiri,
        i like your posts but they you keep that long cant help me the like readers. pleasea add your thoughts in several posts not holding them that long. thanks. me being from Switzerland- OUR FIGHT aginast the Rajapakshe shold work..we should all work a one to get rid of this brutal adminsitraton. I hate our sinhalaya still being on withered mode.

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      Have you guys noticed the BBS monk with a “Walkie Talkie” in the video?
      Who are these guys really? It would be interesting if we can find out where the base of that Walkie Talkie is :-(

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      Until the people s power would hang the Rajapakshes by their balls, nothing will change is a definity – NO CHANGES will be the case for the benefit of the common man. Only 5% of the nation today abuse the assets of 95% – who give them lead if not Rajapakshes. Why Nimal Lanza is scot free, while all the reports say him to be a multi criminal – that do all illegal business related to DRUG TRAFFIKCING AND ALCOHOL import. Why a man born in south to stay mum as a leader when these powerful goons go on doing their jobs whichi is paving way youth of the nation making druggies as some latin american states to date. I have got guys that one would never think could ever be caught by DRUGs have been captured today. I am sorry for their parents. Those sons went to colombo popular schools but ended up with being caught by drugs. All family circles stay with all anxities whether or not these sons would become as they had been before. No hopes, mothers wounds seem to have no therapies. This is the reality of the day – while the rulers promote all mechanisms neglecting the danger. We were once drug free nation. Today to turn it to the levels that the place has been a hub rather than becoming a IT hub of the asia – to see is beyond all bearing. Who to be acoutnable if not MR regime ? Instead of searching for sustainable solutions to the problems, they argue, that UNP then was the one who brought drugs, just talking prevaricating … has been the nature of Rajaapkshes. This is what all opposition shold make clear to the nation. Else, we will be eternal loosers . Please rethin the danger before us

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        Siribunja,

        What drugs are you referring to? In my opinion, there needs to be reform of drug laws, treating drug addiction as a health, rather than a criminal matter, and following the lead of Uruguay in legalizing Cannabis. This should be done around the world, including in Sri Lanka. It will get the Cannabis business out of the hands of criminals and generate income for progressive governments that legalize it.

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      Today president is a person who has put his hand around the shoulders of killed Gadaphi. So birds of the feather flock together and he should have also all terror crime friendly nature in him though making every efforts to paint the other way aroudn to the stupid folks again and again… so for a person like that, what is wrong with asking a terror monk to enter the nation. Main thing he should survive not the nation. If his cuddling the local children be coming from him hearts, this man would have decided NOT to allow any kind of terror monks or leads to get in to the nation. All these are made clear by JVP leader lately, mahinda is a not real mahinda that is being painted by his Chinthanaya today, he has all cruel qualities close the any brutal leaders of the world.

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      DesperateThoughts and Thiru.

      Read: Sri Lanka Welcomes Terrorist, Spurns Saint

      Buddhist monk to fight ‘jihad threat’
      Ashin Wirathu, of Myanmar’s 969 group, tells Sri Lankan group BBS he will help combat “Muslim extremists”.

      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2014/09/buddhist-monk-fight-jihad-threat-asia-2014928153512953861.html

      Colombo – A Buddhist cleric accused of inciting violence against Muslims in Myanmar says he is joining forces with a group in Sri Lanka to fight what he says is the “serious threat from jihadist groups”.

      Ashin Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar’s 969 group, told hundreds of monks in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday that his group would support the Bodu Bala Sena group in its “struggle to protect Buddhism in Asia”.

      Muslim groups had protested against Wirathu’s entry into Sri Lanka, saying his visit would only cause further divisions. His group has been accused of inciting violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

      “To protect and defend the threatened Buddhist the world over, my 969 movement will join hands with the BBS,” Wirathu said at a 5,000-seat stadium packed with monks and their lay supporters.

      Buddhists are facing a serious threat today from jihadist groups.

      Ashin Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar’s 969 group.

      “Buddhists are facing a serious threat today from jihadist groups,” he said, without giving details. “The patience of Buddhists is seen as a weakness. Buddhist temples have been destroyed. There is a jihad against Buddhist monks.”

      The president of the Bodu Bala Sena, Kirima Wimalajothi, told the meeting that Sri Lanka was “not a multi-cultural country but rather a nation for the Sinhala Buddhists” and threatened to topple the government unless it stopped “Muslim extremism”.

      He added that a policy statement compiled by the group would be presented to the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and that it would act to remove him if he failed to implement the changes.

      The group’s general secretary, Galaboda aththe Gnanasara, urged the monks to “return to the temples and rally the people”, and said the government had a week to answer the group’s demands before it acted.

      Muslims leaders on Friday petitioned Rajapaksa to request that Wirathu be refused a visa on the basis that he had been accused of inciting violence in Myanmar. No official response was given to the request.

      Azath Salley, leader of the Muslim Tamil National Alliance, told Al-Jazeera that Wirathu’s visit would only serve to cause further divisions in the country.

      “The government’s willingness to provide Wirathu with a visa shows they have ulterior motives in relation to the minorities”, he said.

      “Wirathu promotes violence against minorities, an issue that Sri Lanka is trying to move past. His presence will harm any form of reconciliation taking place”.

      The Land of Native Veddah Aethho

      The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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    Today is an important day in the history of Sri Lanka: An international Buddhist terrorist has landed to advise and instigate terrorism against Muslims.

    Sinhala Buddhists are going to see what is pure and simple terrorism of the BBS and the likes. Will Sri Lankan Muslims become the Rohinyahs of Myanmar, or they they will take a different path?

    Tamil Tigers were a liberation army with occasional bursts of terrorism, but this Buddhist terrorism is pure and simple terrorism based on hate of Muslims and others.

    Don’t you forget whenever Tamils asked for their historic rights, Sinhala Buddhists unleashed terrorism in the form of vicious pogroms against Tamils.

    Here Muslims are only asking for the right to life, property and a means for living and see what the Buddhists are unleashing, they are even ungrateful for all the help Muslims gave in defeating the tigers.

    Buddha must be turning in his grave for the atrocities of the Buddhists in his name.

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      I need to qulify this statement to set the records right: “Tamil Tigers were a liberation army with occasional bursts of terrorism,…”;

      Tigers occasional burst of terrorism was always in response to the state terrorism of the Sri Lankan armed forces let loose on innocent Tamil civilians of the NorthEast.

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        “Tigers occasional burst of terrorism was always in response to the state terrorism”

        You must be joking. Was the killing of Amirthalingam, Yogeswaran, Canagaratnam etc “in response to state terror”?

        At the last stages of the war the LTTE put a large number of wounded Tamils in a bus and set fire to it because they regarded the wounded as “liability”.
        The evidence is stark and clear that this is nothing but terrorism of the most heinous kind against one’s own people.

        The LTTE positioned itself using human shields even during the IPKF, and in later wars also put themselves in hospitals and in Churches (e.g., Madu church) to draw fire on the civilians and claim propaganda against the state. of course, this was not even necessary as there was enough state terror. State terror aside, we have to be honest as Tamils if we are to correct the venom that has plagued us for more than half a century.

        I think our leaders (mostly Christian Tamils living in Colombo) mislead the people of the North purely to maintain their hubris and their land ownership (as claimed by Rasalingam). Now the kith and kin of these leaders are in the west, and they are still misleading us. The TULF and the TNA should NEVER have backed the LTTE. They should have followed the leadership of Anandasangaree the Elder.

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      If Sri Lanka banned him from visiting we’d have to ban LTTE die-ass-pariahs like you as well for the sake of consistency. Then how will you come up with tales about how you were ‘genocided’ by the Sinhaloids while on your budget holiday :D

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        Siva Sankaran Sarma, the way you have spelt your last name, Sarma, instead of Sharma, I can say you are Ponnasara’s tool skr.

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          Navin

          Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon is a brilliant commentator. I am learning a lot from his comments.

          Please don’t offend him as he might consider stop typing his valuable contribution in this forum. We will be much poorer.

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            Native Veddah, I am a person who enjoys / often agrees with your comments. Not in this instance. This Sarma guy, pretending to be a Tamil, is no Tamil, but a Sinhala / Buddhist / chauvinist pig, determined to humiliate, possibly exterminate other races, if he gets the chance. This “Sarma” does not deserve space on the Colombo Telegraph – just like “ela kola” whom I call Balu Kela Kolla.

            By the way can you post any link to the “genuine” Sarma’s contributions on the net?

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              Navin

              You are missing the fun part of Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon’s comments.

              I never agreed with any of his comments and will never agree with a bigot.

              Have fun while it lasts.

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          Adey, Nabin, in Tamizh Eezham a low caste aravani like you would have been flogged, tarred and feathered by my servants for the insolence you’ve displayed. How dare you address a Tamizh Brahmin in this way?

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            Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

            “How dare you address a Tamizh Brahmin in this way?”

            Is it true that being a Tamil Brahmin you are blessed with two golden willys?

            If true what a great blessing one can hope for?

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      Thiru,

      “Here Muslims are only asking for the right to life, property and a means for living and see what the Buddhists are unleashing, they are even ungrateful for all the help Muslims gave in defeating the tigers.”

      The So-called Sinhala are Paras from South India, in Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      The Buddhism, that was brought to Lanka, The land of Native Veddah Aethho, is Para-Buddhism.

      Lanka, The land of Native Veddah Aethho people were doing fine until the Para-Sinhala and Pra-Buddhism was introduced.

      There have been calamity, lies, racism and killings, ever since this happened.

      What happened to the Jains and Hindus of Lanka?

      The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

      Tamil-speaking Veddas of Vaharai await war recovery support

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

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    Where was Ms Pillai !!!

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      Ms. Pillai is forcefully retired because she went against Israeli human rights.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      Your Tamilnadu cousin Jayalalitha has been sentenced to four years in jail. What are you going to do about it.

      You should organise a violent demonstration opposite the Hindian High Commission in support of her.

      Or go to Tamilnadu and join the affray as you have many years of experience in organising and leading riots in this island.

      Get some experienced rioters from Banda’s rent a mob agency. Make sure you take mechanic with you.

      Where is your brethren KALI who expected Jayalalitha’s Tamil National Army was going to march through Sethu Samudra and liberate Tamils from your lot.

      Will you now send your Gemunu Brigade to liberate Jayalalitha?

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    The country needs Pirabaharan back. He is the only leader who can defend the nation from these evils.

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      But there are no jobs going in petrol stations or Seven-Elevans over here at the moment for Gota and his clan.

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        Indeed, We Thamizh refugees are really dominating the corner shop assistant sector these days :D

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          Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

          “Indeed, We Thamizh refugees are really dominating the corner shop assistant sector these days :D”

          Indeed they are.

          I am told they now employ more Sinhalese shop assistants than before. I am also told they prefer Sinhalese illegal immigrants to East Europeans.

          Can you confirm?

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    Cattle killing should be banned.

    Majority buddhist country does not behave buddhist at all.

    See how majority christian and majority muslim countries behave.

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      Most majority christian countries (aka in Europe) are fast growing atheist. If thats what you men by that obviously stupid comment, then i agree with you :)

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      You are absolutely right.

      We will not kill cattle. But we will kill all the chicken and fish we can. We will kill humans and, loot, kill and rape them. We will appoint drug peddlers and murderers as monitoring MPs. We will buy the grief of a murder victims daughter with a political position. We will appoint the chief LTTE child conscriptor, a minister and let him have wine, women and song to his heart’s desire. We will pardon the LTTE’s principle weapons procurer and give him every comfort. We will employ ex-LTTErs to spy and prey on the Tamils. We will jail a widow, a mother who has lost two sons to the war and has a teenage daughter and not charge her in the courts. We will let her daughter grow in an orphanage. We will not allow CJ, Shirani Bandaranayake to examine her bank records, even if the courts have ordered the NSB to permit her to do so.

      We will deny a visa for even the BUddha to come on a fourth visit.

      We WILL do many more things. Who has a right to question and condemn us.

      We are a Buddhist country. Viratu is our hero and the BBS is our future.

      People, please awake.

      Dr.RN

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        Good one.

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        How about that former suicide bomber turned provincial council member who goes talking about human rights.

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          Jim softy

          “How about that former suicide bomber turned provincial council member who goes talking about human rights.”

          It must be the suicide bomber’s ghost which must have been hounding you in your nightmare.

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            Because there are so many war criminals.

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    What else you can expect from Sinhalese Buddhists? Dalai Lama is given asylum in Hindu India for the last 50 years. Dalai Lama expressed his willingness to visit Lanka long time back, but Sinhalese Buddhists, monks and Gov refused to invite him or give Visa… Dalai Lama has never been to SL, he is living in India from 1959…Sinhalese Buddhists preference is to be with this kind of terrorist Buddhist monks…. Were you Surprised by this invitation?

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      AVB

      “Sinhalese Buddhists preference is to be with this kind of terrorist Buddhist monks…. Were you Surprised by this invitation? “

      That defines Sinhala “Buddhism” that is violent and criminal vs. Tibetan Buddhism, that is peaceful and Mahayana.

      Sinhala “Buddhism” actually follow Mara not Buddha.

      Similarly, ISIS, the so-called “Islamic:” state of Iraq and Syria follows Iblees. Iblis, the Devil, The Satan, The Shaytan, the Lucifer.

      There is ample data in support of the above hypothesis.

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    Once you have heard Ven Wirathu speak you will see the truth. I have yet to see a video clip of him ranting and raving, unlike Gnanasara. Time and other media exist on sensational news. What better than a Buddhist monk preaching violence? All his speeches are gentle and considered. True, he asks his people to be national-minded and to boycott Muslim businesses, but what is wrong with that? I know prominent Muslims who give to Muslims only, lawyers who only employ Muslims and so on. Tamils and Muslims are notorious for their tribal behaivour. On the other hand the Sinhalas employ anybody, give to all and are called Sinhala modayas by the Tamils because of this. Well Ven Wirathu is just trying to make them wiser. He does not ask Buddhists to attack anyone. If they do, they should be arrested. If they are not arrested it is the fault of the Police and Government and not the fault of the Ven monk.

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      And the monks involved in such violence? The ones who were captured on camera doing all sorts of thuggery? Should they be- no wait – can they be arrested? Do you honestly think this “peace-loving” buddhist society in this country will let a “monk who stood up to the bloody hambayo” to be arrested?

      Seriously, WHAT are some of you people smoking? I’ve been asking for months if i can get some of it too…

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        Obviously the monks involved in violence should be arrested just as Somarama & Buddharakitha were arrested in the Sixties.

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    I have had the unpleasant experience of watching/listening to Ahsin Wirathu speak, and behind his gentle dulcet tones and cheesy sneer lies a smiling assassin capable of causing much chaos and misery.

    True Buddhists will run a mile from his odious but populist message.

    He is NOT good for Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans BUT we are doomed as he will infect and motivate the BBS – our own living conduit – that will spread his message of hate in this thrice-blessed land in the aftermath.

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa abroad is trying to appease those idiotic leaders of Muslim States to save his skin while in Sri Lanka his henchmen are encouraging the destruction of the Muslims. When will they learn? Or will they ever? Bensen

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    EXCELLENT!

    Thank you SL.

    There are many Jihad terrorists in SL. Please protect this monk from them.

    Now I believe SL is a democratic country.

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      We need more freedom fighters like Prabakaran to put you idiots on place

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        Tuan

        Prabaharan was no different to these psychopaths.

        If you need more freedom free yourselves from the shackles of hatred, use your brain, ….. .

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    The Terrorist and Hate Monger from Myanmar has landed, to advise on how to marginalise and attack Muslims. Suffers from Islamophobia of the first degree. Needs urgent massage treatment from Dr Mervyn.

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    The “political” Buddhists – those who use Buddhism to achieve their ‘advancement’ in politics – will be silent.
    The Mahanayakes too.
    How many of our ‘devout’ Buddhists will express their opinion is to be seen.
    Our media should interview Wirathu on radio and television, so thst all of us know what he actually stands for.
    Will the Burmese embassy welcome him?
    Where will he stay, has he come on a tourist visa etc., are important.

    There are similar fanatics among muslims too.

    http://www.trust.org/item/20140927110750-zr9ht/

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    No credible government that claims to be democratic, would ever welcome a despicable terrorist who has the blood of thousands on his hands, and encourage him to step into their nation. The Rajapaksa’s have failed their people, especially Sri Lankan Muslims, by giving this scumbag in saffron robes the green light to land on our soil. Just as Gnanasara has been banned in the US, we should have shown that we do not associate with such racists and murderers, and refused this hateful animal, entry into our nation.
    We should have shown we are peaceful by inviting honorable Buddhists like the Dalai Lama, rejecting saffron robed murderers.
    This criminal has been on covers of international publications and being called the butcher, the face of Buddhist terrorism, and here we have the Rajapaksa’s allowing this butcher in to our country.

    I feel for the Muslims in Sri Lanka. They have been insulted first by the BBS, attacked, and killed, and now this outrage.

    Where are Rauf Hakeem and other leaders on this? Are they waiting for all the Muslims to be killed before they make any sound?

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    What is sad is that the Mahanayake’s are silent.

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    No visas for the UNHCR inquiry group but a visa for a yellow robed murder instigator!
    What a government and what values! O’Tempora O’Mores.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      Can we as private citizen invite Dalai Lama?

      Will the the state issue him with a visa?

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        You are a naughty naughty Vedda !!!

        Didn’t your Vedda mother teach you not to have such subversive and corrupt ideas ?

        @Rajasingham Narendran :
        Don’t forget the case of the British tourist with a Buddha tattoo who was deported (after being serially molested) !!!

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        native vedda,

        Why are you intent on insulting the Dalai Lama?

        Dr.RN

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      Rajasingham:

      what did you say when thamil Selvam, Anton Balasingham, Adel got Visa to visit Sri Lanka or from Sri lanka ?

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        Jim Softy

        Without putting the question why don’t be straight and give the answer.

        Anton and Adel went in the Kalla Thoni to Thailand to be with KP and then proceeded to London.

        Dr Rajasingam Narendran’s brother Dr Rajasingam Jayadevan helped them both to get out of the country.

        You should have known this before you posed the question.

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    It also is confirmed that the Minister of Defense and his brother secretary are overseas (conveniently?)

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    Maha Sangha Samaluwa with Foreign Delegates called by BBS. Where are the Ven Mahanayakes? Where is the MEA and Govt? Is this the face of Sri Lankan Buddhism.

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    Head of the the Vatican is also coming.

    Vatican had instigated so many wars that killed thousands of people, break of countries, caused sexual exploitation of children and women all over the world and has untold wealth that no one knows how much.

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    Should be a converted Indian Tamil catholic from the upcountry.

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    In the recently concluded election in UVA Government lost their popularity from a 82% support to just 60%. The bankrupt Government politicians went on attacking the houses and election rallys of the opposition. When the Opposition Leader brought up this issue the Prime Minister said we don’t behead journalists like other countries. What he meant was that we still haven’t adopted measures practiced by the ISIS and Alquaeda. Is Sri Lanka becoming another dictatorial country ruled by brain dead Morons. Are we going back to the time of Nigantikas?

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    A gathering of madmen out to destroy my country.

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      Tasil Samarasinha

      “A gathering of madmen out to destroy my country.”

      You may be living there however don’t forget its my ancestral land.

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    Come on guys , don’t argue like kindergarten kids ,Arse in Wirathu is coming to have a party at the night clubs with Gnanasara. While they are partying the fools will say sadu sadu sadu!

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    ven. Viratu is actually national hero.He directs Myanmars correct way.BBS also points what are the problems in Sri lankan Buddhist society.While in eastern province, many ancient stupas flatterd by bulldosers ,Archeological department or rulers didnt take any solution.BBS against it .Sri lanka is a Buddhist country thats the TRUTH.Millions of people in Sri lanka and abroad with BODU BALA SENA.=RAHULA.

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    Wirathu, BBS, Mahinda and Gota are all “….flocking together”….
    Mahanayakos are just watching in silence, we will just do the same !
    Poor Muslims are at the cross raod and didn’t know what to do ? Most of them supported the racist terrorist government thinking that they will never be harmed. Most of them did not feel bad when Tamils were massacred. History repeats, no one is safe with any racist butchers, even their own Sinhalese for that matter. BBS is the best. Wirathu is holy and good, Dalai Lama is not. Elect Mara and Gora again…Jayawewa !!

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    BBC documentary about Ven. Wirathu. He is not a “self-proclaimed Buddhist bin-Laden”. He was labelled as such by his critics in the West.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSihfWY41So

    Wirathu has the support of the Burmese government and the Sangha, according to this documentary, which is critical of him, but gives him an opportunity to explain his views towards Muslims. He says that he does not support violence against anyone, though his sermons have been blamed for inciting violence against Muslims.

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    Rev. Pathberiye Wimalagnana Nayake Thero

    Venerable Sir.

    Please allow me to remind you post-Independent Ceylon (later and presently forced into describing itself as Sri Lanka) is a multi-racial/religious country where the Buddhist population is the largest component. Hindus, Christians, Muslims and other minorities have the same rights as the majority – as clearly laid down in the Constitution.

    Unilaterally changing the name to Sri Lanka in 1972 did not have the Parliamentary consent of the 2nd largest component of the country – the Tamils. The Island has been bloodied since then. Many believe the change has been unlucky for the country. The illegal 1972 Constitution also, unnecessarily, provided for a higher and special status (?) for the imported Buddhist religion which was a more political move. The Constitution treats all religions alike – at least in paper.

    All minorities, including the law abiding and religion Christian community, are made to feel as 2nd class citizens in the past few years thanks to culprits like the JHU, BBS and others. Unless the
    marauding and mislead mobs of these parties are checked the island will go into further bloodshed and disorder – that began in 1956 under the name of Buddhism and majoritarianism. The Tamil civilian population, who inhabited the North and Eastern part of the island for millennia, have been savaged by the armed forces and the political government in Colombo for the past 4 decades. The crime continues although a section of the Tamil nation resisted the wrongs.
    In recent times Muslims, with their own chequered recent history, are now the target of Sinhala Buddhist mobs under the control of the BBS and similar extreme Sinhala chauvinistic organisations with clear support from the illegally functioning Defence Secretary. As a man of religion you will realise, Sir, as many of us do, the reign of the unjust and unreasonable is often short-lived. There is no reason for it to be different in this trilingual country – the land of many religions and races who have contributed for long to its strength and good.

    Kettikaran

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      “Independent Ceylon(later and presently forced into describing itself as Sri Lanka)”

      Bombay became Mumbai, Burma became Mayanmar. So what is the big deal in in renaming Sri lanka?

      “.. is is a multi-racial/religious country where the Buddhist population is the largest component. Hindus, Christians, Muslims and other minorities have the same rights as the majority – as clearly laid down in the Constitution”

      True. Just like in Saudi Arabia where right to practice all minority religions is protected in the constitution and actively encouraged right from the Capital’s airport onwards.

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    Pathberiye wimalagnana nayaka thero

    “ven. Viratu is actually national hero.”

    Why do you think he is hero?

    “BBS also points what are the problems in Sri lankan Buddhist society.”

    What are the problems do you think that Sinhala/Buddhists experiencing in this island?

    “While in eastern province, many ancient stupas flatterd by bulldosers ,Archeological department or rulers didnt take any solution.”

    Could you list all the sites where bulldozers have been used to flatten ancient stupas?

    “BBS against it”

    Why haven’t they inform the police?

    “Sri lanka is a Buddhist country thats the TRUTH.”

    When did Sri Lanka become a Buddhist country? Could you also define as to what constitute a Buddhist country?

    “Millions of people in Sri lanka and abroad with BODU BALA SENA.=RAHULA.”

    Could you tell us which of the following Rahula = BODU BALA SENA?

    RAHULA the biological son of Gautama

    RAHULA the Indian cosmological deity, phenomenon of an eclipse

    RAHULA horror causing Nyingma deity

    RAHUL Rajiv son of Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi

    RAHULA Thotagamuwe Thero, the Shad Bhasha Parameshwara

    RAHULA Walpola Thero, Professor of History and Religions

    RAHULA Dodampahala Sri Thero, Chief Incumbent Kurumbure Purwarama
    Rajamaha Viharaya

    RAHULA Ampitiya Thero, of Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya

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    Wirathu guy is a good fake Buddhist. Sri Lankan Buddhists are good too and fake too. So what ? That’s is the Buddhism of today. In Thailand they practice SEX Buddhism. Mayanmar is Junta military Buddhism. Vietnam practice some else, Cambodia practiced murder and mayhem Buddhism,So is Laos etc.,
    Show me a good Buddhist country in the world ? There is NONE.

    Real Buddhism cannot be practiced by any one and their celibacy is a joke ! The religions tried to practice celibacy are all in big trouble, including Catholics and some Christian sects.

    Celibacy is just a myth, a lie, a deception and cannot be practiced or natural. Some idiotic guys prescribed it as something great.
    Catholic church in many western countries are paying compensations for their sex maniac fathers and priests. Things are not good in Lankan Buddhist monasteries. Who really benefited by following an unpractical religion of this kind ? No one but they only created racism, bigotry, social divide, destruction, peace and every rotten things.

    To hell with these bogus and fake religions…they never gave anything ..

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    Christians and muslims have a history of violence in the name of religio.

    JUST READ THIS FROM YOU KNOW WHERE.

    Existential fears of Buddhists in embattled Burma and Buddhist nations
    Posted on September 27th, 2014

    Shenali D Waduge

    Why has it become customary to view affairs only from the lens of Christian West nations and through their communication channels? If the world can ask ‘why is the world ignoring Myanmar’s Rohingyas’ why can’t the world ask ‘what are the fears of the Buddhists of Burma?”. When the world does not ask this all important question but goes on an international campaign to denigrate the Buddhists of Burma it has to be with sinister intentions which have nothing to do with Rohingyas. The Theravada Buddhist countries of Thailand, Myanmar and now Sri Lanka are under attack in various ways by essentially the same people using Christianity and Islam as tools. It is for the Buddhist world and Asia to congregate and protect each nation. World history has never been kind to Buddhists or seen issues from the lens of Buddhists. Therefore, it is left for the Buddhists to take the truth to them.

    No ‘Rohingyas’ before 1948 or even in 1824

    Firstly, mainstream news omits an important point in discussing the issue of Rohingyas. There were no such people called ‘Rohingya’ before 1948 or even as far back as 1824 when the British conducted a census. Muslims were brought into Myanmar by the British. They are thus not indigenous to Myanmar. They have been streaming from neighboring Bangladesh.

    ‘Rohingyas’ speak Bengali and do not know Burmese. They cook and live like Bengalis. Why should illegal immigrants be made legitimate immigrants? It is believed there are 800,000 Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine or Arakan state, an area which is bountiful in natural resources and oil and thus the real reason for globalists to use ‘Rohingyas’ as an excuse to push the Human Rights theme and enter Mynamar.

    If British introduced Muslims to Myanmar with the intent on creating future trouble that objective has come true. The British armed Muslim in North Arakan to create a buffer zone against Japanese invasion in World War 2 and promised the Muslims their own ‘national area’ within Burma. It is this promise that the Muslims are now asking or the British are now manipulating the ‘Rohingyas’ through their agents the Islamic militants of subdivisions of the Al Qaeda.

    While Muslims and mainstream media like to project a version of Muslims as being the victim, it was the armed Muslims that began a wave of violence against Buddhists in the Arakan region destroying Buddhist villages. Why does the media refuse to highlight the violence started by the Muslims who were armed by the British against the Buddhists as far back as 1942? Where were the cries for the 20,000 Arakanese Buddhists slaughtered by these Muslims? Why is it always the retaliatory attacks that get coverage and not the actions that caused the retaliations?

    While the world enjoys projecting Buddhists as ‘terrorists’ they have unfairly omitted to mention the manner that Western-backed Mujahideen movements were very much arming the Muslims from 1947 to 1961 in a bid to separate northern part of Arakan and annex it to the newly formed Muslim East Pakistan as an exclusive Muslim country where globalists could easily use Wahhabi influence to make geopolitical expansions while keep the country in total disarray. The Muslim violence throughout the world are all controlled and orchestrated by Western imperialists and they are continuing to do the same throughout the world and Muslims in view of their subservience to the will of God and Islam are easy prey. The British know this only too well and they have mastered the art of manipulating this weakness in Muslims.

    What needs to be repeatedly mentioned is that the Rohingyas are no innocent victims. They are led by armed militants and Burma has every right to establish the Burmese Citizenship Law and deny Rohingyas Burmese citizenship. Rohingyas that are armed possessing machine guns, assault rifles, rocket launchers, claymore mines and explosives are no innocent party. If they are armed the question is where are the arms coming from and how are they paying for these sophisticated weaponry. If they are being trained, who is training them and why? If Rohingyas are having connections with Al Qaeda why is the West continuing to take the side of the Rohingyas unless these connections have bigger connotations! In the light of these external connections and involvements of political, militant and terrorist kinds should the empathy not go to the Buddhists of Burma trying to protect their nation?

    Should the Buddhist nations of the world being forced to swallow the secular pill and drown their Buddhist identity not realize that they need to converge and build a Buddhist League of Nations to create a global voice against the lies being spread.

    Buddhists under attack in Bangladesh

    The bias and one-sided nature of news being projected on Burma is such that not a single news coverage has taken the side of the Buddhists of Burma or taken a single effort to balance the story covering the fears of the Buddhists in Burma. It is no different to the world coverage given to the attack on Buddhists in Bangladesh. The Chakmas living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh were forced to flee their traditional lands due to Islamic persecution and violence in the early 1990s. The Jumma Buddhists suffered the same fate with successive governments settling scores of Muslims in the Chittagong Hill Tract region. The violence by Muslims extremists with the explicit approval of their Western backers upon Buddhists in the Chittagong Hill Tracts number many and cover numerous years . No media covered or cared to cover their story. When Muslims destroyed the Navajyoti Buddhist vihara at Lalyaghona Village breaking down many Buddha images there was not a single global outcry against the violence because it had the tacit approval of the West and its Western media chose to keep silent. Media that is talking about traditional lands have never highlighted the traditional lands that have belonged to Buddhists and have today been either encroached upon or totally lost.

    Why has the UNHRC not taken up the rights of thousands of Buddhists displaced owing to violence and who need to be resettled? Why has there not been a single global conference or international voice raised on behalf of the Buddhists and the incursions they are suffering?

    Buddhists under attack in Thailand

    Again the objective of the Western-controlled Islamists under whose influence Muslims of Thailand find themselves are now calling for a separate country for Muslims in Southern Thailand. Mainstream media leave out the attacks by Western-backed Islamic groups upon Buddhist civilians and monks.

    Buddhists under threat in Sri Lanka

    Muslims that arrived as traders were treated as aliens by colonial rulers and were never treated as indigenous natives. Land ownership to Muslims were given only in 1815 by the British. It is unfortunate that Sri Lanka’s post-independence leaders have fallen prey to carrying the foreign secular crown instead of acknowledging the Buddhist cultural heritage of Sri Lanka and being proud of it and insisting that all natives of Sri Lanka accept the Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka. The Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka is nothing that needs to be debated about or sought permission from the West to adopt. Minorities need to accept the archeological and historical evidence. It is unfortunate too that Sri Lanka’s leaders have fallen prey to dividing the identity of Sri Lanka along 2 languages when a country needs to have only one unifying language and the language spoken by the majority should be the language of that country. It is anyone’s guess why a minority religion should be given official status on par with the language of over 70% of the majority populace? It is the same elsewhere in the world, why should it be any different in Sri Lanka. It is when politicians use historical identities to bargain their existence that Sri Lanka finds itself in the present impasse.

    Do we have Sinhala Buddhist leaders to highlight the destruction of archeological and historic cultural monuments and remains in areas inhabited by Muslims? Who will tabulate the Muslim encroachment of traditional Sinhala Buddhist temple and, the demolition of historic sites and archeological remains of Buddhist heritage though there are Ministries allocated and Sri Lanka’s Constitution has a separate Article for Buddhism and the State is required to foster and protect Buddhism?

    Are there leaders in the Government that can argue against the one-sided publicity given about Muslims being attacked so as to project the incursions taking place? Has the Foreign Ministry ever taken an effort to set the story straight? As minorities given the scale of privileges that they enjoy as an ethnic group and through their religions is it fair to disrespect and disregard the rights of the majority Sinhalese Buddhists? Should the majority have to function according to the dictates of the minorities whose faiths are dictated by their agents overseas and most often with the hand of globalist imperialist involvement? If so, do the Sinhalese Buddhists have existential fears themselves given that the caliber of politicians are such that easily fall prey to remunerations of any kind so long as they can enjoy power and privileges?

    Knowing the globalist involvement in handling Muslim Islamic groups and arming them to do their dirty work, why has the Government not taken action against the rising numbers of madrassas being set up all over the country to brain wash innocent Muslim children? Is it only the ordinary people that see visible changes in Muslims in their attire and behavior that was never prevalent decades ago? Should those professing to be unifying people not question this type of action as self-polarizing Muslims and then complaining they are being treated differently? Should people not point out that Muslims should assimilate and not separate in behavior and action by creating Muslim ghettos and thinking that Islam is one and only ‘chosen religion’ and Muslims are the one and only ‘chosen people’? Should the Government in realizing the dangers of ghettos not take immediate steps to stop such taking place and ensure that even flats given by the state are allocated according to ethnic ratio as is done in Singapore?

    Is the halal not a business venture created following the same ‘kosher’ blueprint and steered by globalists and bankers making merry by fooling people with labels they know has no meaning in practice? Moreover, in a country where over 74% are Sinhalese can ethnic minorities carry out business only amongst their own without generating business with the Sinhalese?

    When the US state department has identified 4 Al Qaeda linked Jihad groups in Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Jamthi Islam, Thauhid Jamath, Thableeq Jamath, Jamathi Muslim, there is cause for concern because these are all steered by the West.

    Indonesia was once Buddhist too

    Indonesia was known as Thiri-wizaya nation and was a thriving Buddhist nation in the 7th century AD. Today, it is a country where Muslims are fighting for a separate state.

    Burma does not want to become a Malaysia (Malayu)

    Malaysia’s history dates back to 2000 BC with migrating Mongol Chinese from Yunan Province and built the Malacca City in the kingdom known as Malayu. Malaysia was introduced to Buddhism from Sri Lanka in BC 309 (250 years after Lord Buddha’s death). Malaysia has ample Buddhist sites as evidence of Buddhist heritage.

    Buddhism in Malaysia (Malayu) prevailed until the 15th century AD when the sword of Islam brutally changed the status quo. The fear of Buddhists throughout present day Buddhist world has a pattern. The Arab Muslim traders that arrived in Malayu in late 15th century AD started to treat the Buddhist natives with respect and friendship and then they slowly began to convert the ruling class, tapping the vulnerable King and dividing rulers and the people and creating cronies to act on their behalf. That was how the Muslims took over both Indonesia and Malaysia.

    In ancient times when Muslims conquered land, they killed the men and raped the women and girls and started rapid breeding. In the modern age tactics have changed and proselytizing by warfare is replaced by forcing Muslims to breed.

    Muslims themselves have no control of the situation. The OIC, the multinationals, the UN are controlled by the same set of people creating disharmony and dividing people throughout the world.

    What Happened in Malaysia could happen in Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka too.

    Once Buddhist nations that covered present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Kashmir were all taken over by Muslim aggression. This is ample evidence to showcase existential fears of present day Buddhists in the handful of countries that remain at least Buddhist in name and with Buddhist majority despite politicians compromising with that identity.

    Existential fears are statistically proven in 80% of Greater Asia once Buddhist has been reduced to shocking numbers with entire countries turned to Islam. Does the world’s public not realize this fear in the remaining Buddhist nations and empathize with the people? Is it the fault of the compassionate Buddhists that they do not fight back with the same aggression they are treated? Have Buddhists in any of the lands Islam took over used a single sword in defense? The Buddhist monks in Nalanda and Maldives simply gave their heads and allowed the fate to be decided by the sword. Are these crimes never to be taken up and accounted for?

    If Burma is standing firm is it not because they have seen what happened to Buddhists in neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia, Bangladesh and Maldives? Is there even a mention of Buddhism in their history books today? Has the presence of Buddhism not been expunged for their history officially?

    Have the Buddhists destroyed a single non-Buddhist religious site as Muslims have done? Are the Burmese not justified to fear that their Great Shwe Dagon Pagoda will end up like Boro Buddha or the fate that fell the Bamiyan Buddhas which had been repeatedly attacked through centuries.

    Questioning the compassion and peace of Islam

    Given the manner in which globalists have used Muslims arming them and spurring them to call jihads and separate Islamic states, can Buddhists be blamed for questioning the lack of peace in Muslims? When Buddhists have examples to show of Buddhist lands being taken over by militant Islamic groups, Buddhist sites destroyed and brought to ruins, Buddhist civilians and Buddhist monks massacred and Buddhist history completely subjugated from history books the existential fears of Buddhists is a matter that the world cannot simply ignore or put aside terming Buddhists as being paranoid with unnecessary fear.

    Before Islam, Buddhism was the religion of almost the whole of Asia. From Bactria, Parthia, Afghanistan, Gandhar, Chinese Turkestan, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Malaysia were all Buddhist nations. Islam destroyed and eliminated Buddhism from almost all these countries. Buddhists disappeared from India under the sword of Islam – 50million Buddhists and Hindus were massacred by Islamists. Buddhist university of Nalanda was turned to cinders

    This is no time for scholarly fellowship on Buddhist theology. The Buddhist leaders, Buddhist thinkers and Buddhists of Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Laos need to wake up and realize that there is an identifiable threat to the existence of Buddhism. We have watched the decline of Buddhist lands, Buddhist numbers and it is only a matter of time that these statistics will dwindle further.

    Are we to simply sit and watch and fall prey to secular identities which are masked with the covert intention of bringing in both Christian and Islamic influencers to dislodge the identities of the Buddhist nations thereby breaking the nationalist thinking embedded in the people. It has become easier to prey upon the minorities promising them lands and autonomy and guile them into playing a role in the devious plans being forged.

    In Sri Lanka’s case where the presence of both Christian and Islam external influences are equally strong it is a case of Sri Lanka one day turning into a South Korea or Maldives. It is no better a time than now for the political leadership to ask themselves this key question and place their role in the predicament and if the Buddhist identity of Sri Lanka means as much as it does to the Buddhist world something needs to be done sooner than later.

    Top on that list is the need to identify the areas of concern which are religious conversions, mainstream mass media which places Buddhists on the dock making them feel guilty without highlighting the grievances and wrongs happening to Buddhists, the lack of reciprocity by nations that continue to deny Buddhism as an official religion, the use of ‘secularism’ at every given opportunity to deny identifying with the ethos of the country, while Britain with hardly 50% of Christians refer to itself as a Christian state while asking other countries to follow secularism!

    With the Asian Giant awaking, China ready to take on a larger cultural role and spearheading a revival of Buddhism it is no better a time to return to the traditional values embedded in the cultures of the East when visible the cultures and values of the West are falling apart before our very eyes and Westerners themselves are turning to eastern dharmic religions for salvation and in search of the truth.

    While understanding that the crisis facing the Buddhist world can be averted through an effective mechanism to save Buddhist nations in danger it is for the Buddhists, the Buddhist organizations, the Buddhist leaders to create a bloc, set up a communication media and carry the message of the Buddhists in a world which has been only projecting versions with agendas.

    Shenali D Waduge

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      Buddhists did not have a history but the Sinhalese racist Buddhists making history never ever happened in the world under the leadership of Mahinda and company.

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    By Native Veddha and Ajith basic concept is to be insult Buddhist teaching and Sinhalese majority community people of this island. They condemned Sinhalese culture & Buddhism and their social norms practice by all round way that is joint by Dr Narande Rajasingham .

    This is no the way dialogue with opposite ideologies where Veddha and Ajith having wrong approach that set of mind that zero tolerance of an opposite views by orthodox line of philosophy.

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      Malani/Rani

      “By Native Veddha and Ajith basic concept is to be insult Buddhist teaching and Sinhalese majority community people of this island.”

      No one in their right mind would insult Buddha’s teaching nor Buddhism.

      It is my religious duty to insult Sinhala/Buddhism on a 24/7/52 basis.

      Please remember Sinhala/Buddhism and Buddha’s teaching are mutually exclusive.

      By the way what is this Sinhala/Buddhist culture?

      Ask what Ajith to respond to your questions and concerns.

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