15 November, 2019

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Sri Lanka: 259 Killed And 500 Injured On Easter Sunday Bombing

Updated 1.00 pm: On Thursday (25th April), health officials in Sri Lanka backtracked, saying the date toll could actually be almost one-third lower than the earlier number. A more accurate death toll might be closer to 250.

Updated 11.00 am – The death toll has increased to 310, police said on Tuesday.

Updated 9.45 am –  290 people were killed by Monday morning with 500 have been injured, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. He also said 24 suspects are currently in the CID custody.

Updated 7.00 pm –  207 people were killed and 450 others injured the police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera told media a short while ago. “The government has imposed police curfew and shut down social media and messaging services, he further said.

Updated 12.00 pm – 138 people have been killed and 402 wounded, the Director of Colombo National Hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe told media a short while ago.

At least 130 people were killed and 402 wounded, in a hate-filled attacks targeting three churches and three five-star hotels in Sri Lanka.

The explosions happened almost simultaneously between 8.30 am and 9.00 am at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Nigombo and Zion Church in Batticaloa.

Explosions were also reported at three five-star hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury in Colombo.

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      Another massive FALSE FLAG incident targeting the poor Christian community. Gota’s entry will always be bloody like this. The Rajapaksa clans have many methods to plunge the country into chaos to prove that it is they who can provide safety to the country. This must have been a long time drawn up plan to implicate somebody or some community falsely accusing thereby creating a climate of fear and allowing a clash between the communities. Mahason and BBS criminals who were responsible in in organizing massive pogroms like the Alutgama/Digana were given bail to make them ready for the next levels of carnage like these. The media all belong to the Ruling Elite gangsters. So, news manipulation will be oncoming. False accusation will be blown out of proportion. Without the state participation, nothing of this sort could ever happen. Throughout the last 35-40 years through the LTTE problem, the state law enforcement has been designed to make the false the truth and the truth the false. Let us see what they will come out with. The Rajapakse clan is playing a very dangerous game, indeed. Gota’s presidential hopeful and its grand opening will going to be like this anyway.

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        Not only this, he also planned the attack on the church in paris.
        What nonsense are you talking about man

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          Yes Absolutely Ravi. The Rajapaksas belong to the Illuminati group that controls the world. They can take any form to execute a carnage. They also can infiltrate into any group and do execute their plans as if it was done by the group that they have been infiltrated into. See, the Police Chief already issued a report prior to the attack that they have an information of an impending attack by TNTJ Muslim group. Which means, the covert plan is ready to execute by the Rajapakse clan team and the False Flag accusation could be pitted on them. It’s a ready operation. The Illuminati/Zionist groups want blood sacrifice to happen all over the world. The Police could have prevented it if it was known. But, the plan is not for the prevention. Its for the execution. Already the Pro Zionist news media have taken on the propaganda. Its AN EXPECTED OUTCOME. The Ruling Elite Mafia is very calm and quiet as they were always when their plans are doing the effect. This has the BBS style planning. BTW, TNTJ has filed a case against the STF for falsely implicating Muslims in the Digana riots. Its a continuous plan to somehow to drag the Muslims into this. Its done finally.

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        Religion is being weaponized in Sri Lanka by external parties to create havoc and advance their own security and business agenda in the county as the Cold War in the Indian Ocean hots up.

        Economic targets of this attack were Shangri La – Chinese
        Kingsbury and Cinnamon, both local conglomerates.
        No US or EU targets, but this may change when the news is out.

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          Shamil ,

          It is not yet known if it’s suicide bombing and soon we’ll know this ,
          making the air a bit clearer for conclusions . It’s L T T E that we
          knew for suicide bombing in the country and they targeted Temple
          and Mosque , not Churches . Recent attacks had been Mosques and
          Churches by Extremist Sinhala Buddhists in the name of Buddhism.
          And on the political side , bitter and a sort of fierce in fight is going
          on among major political parties for the next term of power . Thirdly
          the security forces are being dragged into court trials for their past
          and present sins and a fourth factor that plays behind the screens is
          major foreign interests that are eager for firmer foot hold in the Island !
          So , all these areas need to be taken into account before coming to a
          real conclusion and remember , some culprits and their intentions may
          take years to surface even after a claim is made ! Sometimes we may
          never know them !

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            New Yoke Times has reported quoting state defense secretary
            Ruwan Wijewardana that it’s suicide bombing and some suspects
            already arrested . The media has been instructed not to publish
            names of the suspects. There’s suspicion that some or all suspects
            could be foreign nationals and this gives us some clue as to who is
            involved . In one incident where the police engaged in firefight with
            the criminals , suicide bomb’s been detonated according to reports
            and it happened in Dematagoda . Dematagoda is Muslims densely
            populated area .

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        When the mobs attacked the Evangelists, the Cardinal said nothing, for he was not an Evangelist.
        When the mobs attacked even a Catholic church, the Cardinal glibly denied it on TV.
        When they came for the Methodists in Anuradhapura, the Cardinal said nothing .
        It’s time the Catholics got rid of this stooge

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          Dear Words,
          .
          Are you referring to Old codger? I don’t know exactly when he began commenting, but I’ve made thousands of observations since about March 2015.
          .
          Old coder may not be young but he’s a wise and a decent man. Neither he nor I sets great store by religion. If you want you may sp.do so. However, please make sure that these religions become quite evil.
          .
          Again and again, Cardinal Ranjith’s action and words have provided ample evidence that almost every action of his either is opportunistic or intellectually dishonest> His selfish days must be limited in view of his inconsistencies. Let us focus on hopes to get rid u to get rid of this menace.

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            Sinhala Man,
            I don’t know if Words is talking to me. But there is that old saw, “give a chimpanzee a typewriter, etc”

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        You sound really desperate you idiot

        Yep, the white van is definitely needed to get rid of morons like you

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        You so call edecated idiots listen to world news???
        CNN says it’s a suicide attack!!!!
        Don’t use this horrific incident for your advantage!!!!
        Please!!!!!

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          Sahan
          CNN seems to be fed this news to say that it is suicide attack.
          How could they be so sure? I am sure Mangala the man was their source.
          The slave government haven’t even started investigations.

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          And you’re educated/rationale enough to believe the

          biggest Fake/News as a true source of information.. hmmmm

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        Radical ideas, you are an Islamic fanatic, who is rushing to point the fingers at Buddhist fanatics in order to distract the truth about the real culprits. The targets were western tourists and Sri Lankan Christians, and when you link both you can decipher who are behind it. If you carefully analyse it, the affected Sri Lankans are Sinhalese and Tamils and not a single Muslim has been harmed. This shows that it is a well planned and coordinated effort. People are not going to believe when blame is put on Rajapakse clan or some radical Buddhist organisation. Until now Tamils were the victims of Islamic terror in Sri Lanka on which all governments turned a blind eye to it, and now it is time that Sinhalese realize their folly.

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        For the majority of people in this forum even if someone farts loudly the Rajapaksa’s are responsible.
        It is time everyone realised the right to live without been killed by terrorists outweighs human rights.
        Intelligence and impartiality also important with same rules applying to every one in country regardless of race, religion, region etc. If whoever rules takes that on board can isolate the extremists.

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        The Cinnamon Grand suicide bomber has been identified as Mohamed Azzam Mohamed by now.

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      The failure by the state to take action against this rising Sinhala Buddhist Terrorism and those manufacturing it is destroying our beautiful country. Our thought and prayers out to all the victims of these attacks. Our nation must stand together against this new terrorist threat and punish those responsible…

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      A very very sad incident indeed…. Its horrendous and condemnable. Something very strange is going on in the world. The established religions are targeted all over the world.

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      Sinhala Buddhists gone crazy. Creating an environment to say Gota is the suitable candidate.

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        What a pathetic comment..
        160 people dead and you are trying to create racial violence!!!

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          Quite right Sahan. Nobody knows who is behind this. Anti-Christians would not attack hotels. Anti-westerners would not attack churches. Who would attack both?

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            Paul you are quite correct. There is only one category of people in the world who are against both westerners and Christians. Did you care to ask yourself, why there is not a single Muslim in the list of dead or injured. Government was warned by the intelligence agency of a bomb attack of this nature and they did nothing about it. I hope that the matter will not be swept under the carpet in order not to blame a particular section of the community simply for their votes. When we rejoiced that one type of terror was eliminated, another has raised its ugly head.

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            Good question. This is a far more devious operation, a FALSE FLAG to cause chaos and cast blame on each other. We should NOT fall for this.

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            The drug mafia is my prime suspect. (Mr Makandure Madush)

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        Burt
        You are a rabid anti Buddhist crack pot . You should be apprehended by the authorities for inciting violence against Buddhists at Vesak .

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          Agree . Burt should be tracked and arrested. These cowardly people cannot hide behind their computer screens inciting violence. Extremely anti Sinhala and anti-Buddhist. This has been forwarded to relevant authorities. So Burt watch out wherever you are in this world or the underworld

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      This is an attack on the whole Multi-religious social fabric and the Economy of Sri Lanka by foreign external parties as there is a Cold War in the Indian Ocean and attempts to set up bases in Trincomalee were not getting anywhere. Then there was the attempt to crash the rupee and Lankan economy was not going well so this is a frontal and brutal attack.
      Muslims will be made the scape goat but if at all they are being used in the Great Game by the Superpower.
      1983 again, but hope Sri Lankans will join ranks.

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        Don’t you think there is another angle to this? Who is to gain by this?
        1).The present govt has the vote of the TNA and the Muslim community.
        2). Putting the Sinhala Buddhist against the Muslims has been done before and will put the cat out of the bag.
        3). So why not attack the Christians and put the blame on the Muslims; this way the govt cracks down on the Muslims, shifting the Muslim votes from the UNP.
        4) Use propaganda to promote one ex-military man as the possible saviour of the country and presidential candidate.
        5). Muslim community is small and do not have the expertise to mastermind this action. Furthermore, the Muslims have no cause to attack the Christian community in Sri Lanka, which is largely a peaceful community.
        6). The previous govt has tried many instances to create problems for the Muslims.
        7). Recent attack on a church in Anuradhapura has clearly identified a local govt member of the SLPP; thus the possibility of this coordinated attack would only benefit them at this time.

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      This is the time for calm and patience. Let us not jump to hasty conclusions.

      First duty is to take care of the injured and console the families of the dead. And keep the people safe; be vigilant and not let a reoccurrence.

      Then once we catch the scum who did this show no mercy.

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      Seems like a RAW CIA joint op and declaration of war on Lanka?

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    This may be the handy work for mega-roch ex-Gas station attendant in the Lala Land (aka Los Angeles) who is the ultimate beneficiary of making the country for chaos back again.

    No sane tourist will set foot in Sri Lanka now and its the lost paradise again.

    I can see JO-kers make so much happy over this in our towns.

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    This seems like an effort to have a state of emergency declared by some conspiratorial inside force.

    Those who want the presidential election deferred or anti-Muslim hate groups are the prime suspects.
    An absurd story that it is an ISIS job is being spread by these forces.

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    This is just too terrible for words.

    I already had an ominous feeling after the Anuradhapura attack on the Methodist gathering, that it was, perhaps, prelude to something much bigger. I was telling myself: Dont be absurd, there will never be a July 83 again. This is just a one-off…. but nevertheless, the President needs to speak out, he must not remain silent.

    But he did remain silent — the fact that he is abroad, imploring the gods to look favourably upon his desires — is no excuse. His duties lie here and he cannot close his ears and eyes, even for a moment.

    I worship no gods but wouldnt dream of denying the right to do so to anyone else.

    What has happened to Buddhism in this country, that its President urges the implementation of the death penalty, and its adherents cast all its teachings to the winds?

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      Sinhala Buddhists don’t have the balls to do this on their own. They are supported by the Buddhist Temples and politicians with protection from military/police.

      Fuck the Buddhist hit back for Vesak.

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        Dude you are delusional. I am a Christian and strongly believe that this is ISIS related and most probably carried out by their extremist branch of Sri Lanka through suicide bombers.

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          Why should ISIS, who is now weakened and defeated, pick on a small Island like ours to start their terrorist attacks? IN that case Israel must be involved, after all ISRAEL IS KNOWN TO GIVE MEDICAL CARE AND SUPPORT for wounded members of ISIS. Isn’t that strange?

          “Israel Reconfirms Commitment To Treating Wounded Syrian Al-Nusra Fighters
          Israel has reconfirmed that it will continue to treat “war-wounded” fighters from Syria. However, most of the wounded it treats are fighters with links to terror groups. This is not the first time that Israel has been caught defending terrorists in the name of humanitarian interests.” Mintpress

          Why give aid to America’s no. 1 enemy?

          Think a bit before you spread false rumours.

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          “Dude you are delusional.”

          Absolutely Perfect Description of yourself, man.

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        Are you planning to come over .mate…

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        You got a Point mate,

        They certainly don’t have the Logistical Capabilities.
        Neither they have the Explosive Handling Expertise to create so much damage with Back Packs.

        You know the Lot/Lots who have the experience and the performance record in both those areas..

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        Stop accusing and spreading fake news. You should be ashamed to provoke people like this. No Sri Lankan will make comments like this.
        You are setting one against the other. Shame on you.

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        Who in hell are you Burt. Most pathetic, delusional moron to ever type on a key board. Are you in some Lunatic Asylum or are you a cunning, coward trying to sow seeds of hatred . If so you will go to hell .

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        I appeal to CT not to publish garbage spewed by this bigoted crack pot whose only purpose in life is the vilification of Buddhists . Inciting religious violence is a punishable offense .

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      Manel Fonseka

      I completely agree with you.
      However as usual my mind has gone into overdrive, imagining all kind of conspiracy theories, … This will go on until we get to the bottom of these series of terrorist attack.
      Hope the state and the government take swift action before appropriating blame.

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        Dear Native,

        Are you planning to join your mate Burt for a Visit during Vesak/…

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Are you planning to join your mate Burt for a Visit during Vesak/…”

          Why do you want to know?
          Are you planning to plant something and blame it on me?

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      Everyone in the country have to unit against this extremist Sinhala Buddhist terrorism that has gone unpunished and as a result became emboldened to go to new extremes and carry out these attacks.

      Mainly all practicing Buddhists in our country have to stand up against these attacks…

      The nation must come together to stand up against this new terrorism and the architects behind them.

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      Why assume the attackers are Buddhist? Although you are probably right, couldn’t they be returning IS fighters? I suppose everyone will blame Gota.

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        Documents seen by AFP show that Sri Lanka’s police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued an intelligence alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that suicide bombers planned to hit “prominent churches”.

        “A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,” the alert said.

        The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked last year to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues. – BBC

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        paul

        “Why assume the attackers are Buddhist?”

        If not are they Sinhala/Buddhists?
        Definitely returning LTTE diaspora.
        Maybe some residual LTTE cadres hiding inside Sambanda’s amude.

        Is it part of Washington Consensus Neoliberal international conspiracy generally against Sri Lanka and particularly Gota?

        Have you seen any security experts and arms dealers holidaying in this island?
        Dyan needs to encourage Gota to take over the reign of the Defense of this island by any means necessary.

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          So it was an IS backed group but all you see is the hand of Gota.

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      Get your head checked😁😂😃 nothing you’ve written is relevant to what has happened,,,

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      Manel – very sad indeed….a cursed country…..

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        rajash

        kuveni’s curse?The arsehole chased off his own children with her.

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      CT,

      A very shameful act.

      Can one assume that this was carried out by Sinhala ‘Buddhists’?

      What you see is Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhism, in action, showing its Maitri, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally occupied by by the Paras from India.

      They were protesting at Anuradhapura against the Methodist Easter Service.

      They do not believe that Jesus died for the Sins of Mankind and rose from the dead. That is belief.

      Interestingly, the name of the Current president is Maitri-Pala.

      Every inhabitant should have the Right to worship any God or No God, based on their beliefs. This is a fundamental human right.

      Did the apprehend any of the perpetuators of July 83? Kattankudy? Aluthgama? Digana?

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        Muslims are the only parayas here. came here at the collapsed of Delhi Sultanate rule in south part of India for shelter. Now called us Parayas. I appeal to Sinhalese youth to rise up & show them the rout to their Original place south India( grand Mother’s original place) & Afghanistan ( grand father’s original place ) Time & opportunity has come to your feet. Take it. They are fighting for the world adhere to their Almighty called Allah. As per it we all are vile animals. Muslims even can consume us if kill halal manner. Sinhalese Youth If you all try now At least Somalia may accept them. Our politicians are greedy of Votes like jackals. Can not expect Justice from them. It is up to you youths to decide & do needful..

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          Per definition. ff Native Veeddah Aethho, using the Para word, Para-deshi, everybody other than the Native Veddag Aethho are Paras.

          So, this distractedly act act was carried out by the Paras, whether Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims etc.

          The question is which Para group carried out these attacks, why, and whose self-interest is being served, and what foreign geopolitical and ideological issues are involved, in turning Lanka as a their theater for their geopolitical conflict.

          Or is it a drug war by the drug lords and their cronies? Only time will tell.

          In the meantime, the people suffer more.

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      manel
      “that its President urges the implementation of the death penalty, “

      those who did this have to be hanged quickly.

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        Shankar,

        Why not start with Nandasen
        Gotabaya Rajapaksa?

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          Amarasiri – “Why not start with Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa?” followed by Medamulana Meeharaka Mahendra Percy Rajafucksha and all the Rajafucksha cronies. Maybe Ranilpaksha can help expedite the process! It is long overdue.

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      Manel
      Only Srisena and the God in Thirupathi may know between themselves why this event has happened.
      Why did the President decide to be away from the island when he was most need to have been present ?

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      I was wrong, so wrong.

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    The launch of presidential bid by GR

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    Where there are Muslims, terror happens.

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      Shankar,

      Why not start with Nandasen
      Gotabaya Rajapaksa?

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      This’s not time to say that; we have to save our Muslims.

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      Ariel,

      Where there are Paras, terror happens.

      Were these
      Shameful Acts out by the Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhists, or carried out by by the Rajapaksa Cabral and Mafia to create chaos?

      Time will tell?

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        Shut the F up. When all media outlets are saying who is responsible. They are definitely not Buddhist groups. Lunatics in this forum Jump in glee to blame the budhists. Truly pathetic.

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      Fresh after the Anuradhapura Methodist Church Attack by Sinhala Buddhist terrorists. Not Muslims but probably they new wave of Buddhist Terrorism that has gone unpunished in Sri Lanka…

      This clearly is a well planned attack.

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      Where there are “Christian” Countries INVASION / GENOCIDE happens

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      Where there are anti Muslim trolls BS comments happen,

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    Satan is back again after a short spell of relative peace. Dukka Deepa has no hope and no future. There are numerous warped minded people even in this very forum and they are enough to destroy the country. What a shame. Now no more tourists and no more visitors and every thing will collapase and push people into more poverty. May be an outcome of sending Ravana 1 satellite into orbit and its first response. Who can save our country and why many dont want it?

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      This is a deliberate effort to fracture the nation again, cause fear, suspicion, and cause death and destruction. The scumbags are bringing their violence to our shores, like it has spread in many parts of the world. Keep in mind Myanmar started by false rumors and anti Muslim propaganda spread by FB and other social networks.

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    So the Thirupathi Dewiyo have not done any good for our Moda Sira?
    Moda Sira went all over for the HindianLand the other week to get blessings of Thirupathi to re-elect and then Thirupathi give chaos for this stupidos in the isle that used to call Ceylon.

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      Malini jayamaha

      So the proof that gods have a limit in their abilities or they themselves are responsible for such incidents.

      Know that Thirupathy is a dwarf among gods.

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        Shut up Real Revolutionist (and Malini)! Stick to the subject. You guys are purveyors of hate and bigotry!

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        This is the first time I heard of dwarf gods which automatically creates giant gods all of whom happen to be accumulating vast amounts of wealth and doing sweet f a in return.

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    While the political leeches are looting the country with one hand and on the other so busy with trying to find when the term expires or igniting party blickering and trying to find the “winning” or “loosing” candidate, the whole country is getting devastated. Very sad, very shocking.

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      Whoever is behind this cowardly act, is banking on that, and wants to set our country back. They are evil.

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    The inability of the Siyam nikaya monks to grasp the moment and Buddhism in the Tripitakaya UNESCO event with the unequal seating arrangement and this Easter Sunday reward (bombs) display a very ‘civilized’ nation indeed.

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    St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Colombo is where a large number of Sinhalese, Tamils and Burghers visit. On Easter Sunday, it is so full that even a fly cannot enter. I am sure the casualties are very high than what is officially reported.

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    Well written Nonjudgemental. Keep it up that way please

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    Two Christians filed state terrorism charges against someone just a few weeks ago for killing minorities.

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    Gota’s Sinhala Buddhist go on a rampage even before he is nominated.

    Buddhism the curse of Lanka raises its ugly head.

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      Burt

      Where is somass?
      He has been itching for a riot for some time.

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        I have joined the security team to guard Sumathithran when he visits Jaffna. He has given your name to the police.

        Soma

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        Why are you cheering this hate monger. Anything to suit your agenda? Pathetic.

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      Burt,

      Para-Sinhala Para-‘Buddhism’ Illegally ‘Imported’ from Bharat India was and is the curse of the Land of Native Veddah Aethho .

      “Religion is the opium of the masses” said Philosopher Karl Marx.

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    The manner in which this senseless attack on Churches and hotels was done in a coordinated way at several locations makes me think ISIS terror has found its way to SL. Will need to wait and see. The victims and their families are in our thoughts.

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      Why should ISIS now weak and defeated want to target this small nation? There are far more to this than meets the eye. There are evil forces that want us to over react and start the blame game.

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        Chitra,

        ISIS is weak in the countries where it originated and it has been their mode of operation to find weak spots in other countries to attack everything associated with the West, including churches, tourists, etc. There has been a history of many such bombings in Bali/Indonesia, Egypt, etc. by either Al Qaeda or the ISIS. A small island like SL where the president was throwing a temper tantrum and precipitating a constitutional crisis for several weeks, would have been a huge distraction to the police and defense forces, providing a window of opportunity for ISIS to get in.

        Of course, various people are bringing up conspiracy theories about the Govt or Gota, but the nature of the crimes here doesn’t fit such theories; a sense of proportion is missing from these claims.

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    Blame game starts now the Racists hides behind the fantasy stories. Nice time to start this in the name of Lord Buddha the saviour of peace!!
    Best time too for the Saboteurs of peace to ride high at election time.
    Srilankan Racists will kill the country and its people for Power .
    Need say no more. The plan has been put into action by the hard core nuts.

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    Death count gone over 160.

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    Sirisena as head of state should take responsibility and step down. Fking faggot was at A’pura when the Methodist church was attacked.

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      Burt

      Why don’t you have guts to say Sirisena & Ranil together responsible as they’re governing together?

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    who ever did this ,should remember that we are sri lankans. we will never surrender or die.i feel very sorry for the people that died in this accident. this was no religous attack, and this should be an attack which was pulled build of racisism in sri lanka. Every one should remember that if we be foolish and create another black July ,we will regret for centuries. Dear rulers ; remember that your foolishness brought this deaths.And live that.

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      Unknown
      I am with you on this very sad occurrence.

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    Shocking, but now that it’s happened one can’t say that the warning signs were not there.
    .
    Clearly, we have allowed murderous groups to organise

    Power failure.

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      Cardinal Malcom Janjith too should take some responsibility for kissing the ass of politicians and monks to be popular. He is not suitable to lead the church or the bishops in Sri Lanka.
      He is more a politician than a man of the cloth.

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        oh you mean the Medamulana Ranjith ?
        That man who asked for capital punishment after going with the blood thirsty Rajapaksas ?

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    Peace in Apeh Aanduwe?? Never in a million years. The majority of the Racists will cook up stories as always to cover up their plans.
    Pretending to be whiter than white. Election time for the racists from the south to achieve their dreams.
    BS …t happening as always , this is SLANKA and Srilankans.
    SIL on Friday Kill on Saturday.

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    We have been recovering from wonds, we sufferd from #Breakings News years. please not again.

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    On what basis Manel Fonseka attach this dastardly act on Buddhists? She must be snorting something supplied by Madhush…………

    This is a massive failure of the state and it’s intelligence apparatus whose primary duty is providing safety to the residents. Those who systematically dismantled the national intelligence services (& their apologists) must take full responsibility for their abject failure.

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      Really? Just don’t talk nonsense. We know who hates Christians. Remember Lasantha? Remember Rathupaswala? Curse on those who hate Christians.

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      Hela — I did not in fact accuse Buddhists of responsibility for today’s attacks, but decried the fact that such things are taking place in a Buddhist majority country whose main leaders are Buddhist and who do not seem to be particularly concerned. Besides, it was very clear to those who had eyes to see, that a Buddhist monk was leading a protest march in Anuradhapura earlier this month, screaming against minority religions. I will send the video to CT to carry if you havent seen it.

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        Manel,

        /*

        Buddhist monk was leading a protest march in Anuradhapura earlier this month, screaming against minority

        */

        I have seen wrong analysis of the problem taking Tamils in a proverbial rat wheel for so long.

        Reacting to simplistic analysis hurts the minorities the most.
        Consequently, when the problem is nailed down correctly it benefits the minorities the most.

        The monks are indeed loud and troublesome. I invite you to click on my name “Jambu” above, read the excerpt and explain to me how this was the reason the minorities were affected.

        cheers

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    My deepest condolences to all effected.

    I am certain investigations have begun. All possible culprits should be considered.

    Its strange but the country has been under attack for the last 70 years. The main party that caused such mayhem are the British. Its all engineered but sadly no one sees it that way. Its truly an evil empire with an angelic face.

    There are 5 in this group called the “5 eyes”. These are the mainly Anglo Saxon group involving Britain, Canada, USA, Australia and NZ. Its this crew that cause most of the problems around the world.

    The USA Navy arrived in 2 ships and conducted exercises out of the blue. Did they leave behind explosives for local handlers to blast things? What could be the motive? I can try to guess but that will appear more strange to most sadly.

    I have been pushing the story the Buddha was born in Sri Lanka. The British again are responsible for hiding the truth. They have stripped all important documents from Sri Lanka and also hidden its history.

    Why do I need to push this in any way when its Sri Lankans who should be embracing this? All including the President and the PM are silent.

    I wont be doing this any longer as I suspect this could be one of the reasons for the blasts.

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      Jambu,
      Retiring to the asylum, are we? Goodbye!

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        Another,

        What if I was correct. Are you willing to take a chance with 30 years of grind and a huge bloodbath?

        Just click on my name “Jambu” above explain how I am wrong.

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    LTTE campaign against Gota. If Gota comes we will have bombs. We get your message.

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      Oh Man Vanguard
      You are really sick.

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        Blame Muslims it would not be “sick” . I would be OK. Just mention LTTE and you see some reaction out. What the hell do you and the other 14 downvoters have with the LTTE ?

        I won’t be voting for Gota because I don’t want more violence. I am sure there are at least 250,000 people too scared right now to vote.

        It’s working.

        Who benefits?

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      of all the conspiracy theories, this is the most silliest. if LTTE wanted to go for Gota, they would have gone for him straight. a good number of those killed in these church attacks would have been Tamils. besides, LTTE never went after westerners. even during the war time, there were many western tourists visiting the south. so stop beating the dead snake that is ltte.
      anyway, whoever the mastermind behind these attacks, we all know who the ultimate beneficiaries are and what the repercussions will be.

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    oil found in mannar basin. wilpatu an issue. Gota wanting to be president. 6 well coordinated attacks. mass casualty.

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    The attack on the hotels shows that the target was not only christians, but westerners and tourism.I doubt therefore it is a attack by bhuddhist extremists or gota.Why would they want to damage tourism and attack westerners?Also the well coordinated and professional way it was done shows experience.A foreigner is definitely here training and organising the locals on how to do it.The police should check on all foreigners who have entered the country and not gone back.

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      Well said Shankar. Who hates both Christians and Western hotels? My two cents quoted from the BBC –

      Documents seen by AFP show that Sri Lanka’s police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued an intelligence alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that suicide bombers planned to hit “prominent churches”.

      “A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,” the alert said.

      The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked last year to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues.

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      Shankar,
      They were all non-Buddhists.

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        raman

        the hotels would have had bhuddhist casualties.Also if tourism is hit bhuddhists are also hit.That is why i feel it is not bhudhist extermists or gota.

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      The bomb blasts in Catholic Churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, coming in the wake of the fire at the famous Noter-edam church in Paris should be condemned unreservedly by all right thinking people, whatever religion or faith they may follow.

      It is the task of the Lankan government to leave no stone unturned to have the culprits who perpetrated this cowardly act escape scot-free.
      In my opinion this can only be done with the support of other countries that have face similar onslaughts both in the neighbourhood and away in other parts of the globe.

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    This is a well coordinated, well planned act probably organised by a well organised and financed outfit. It may be possible to identify the culprits if thoroughly investigated because the attack took place simultaneously in many locations. We must wait till an investigation possibly with the help of foreign organisations is carried out. This must be done as quickly as possible to avoid further incidents. In the meantime it is good to avoid pointing fingers. It is hoped that the government will publish the findings of the investigation. My heartfelt condolences to all affected people including near and dear of the dead, the injured and traumatised people.
    Alas this will also affect the economy badly. It was just beginning to turn the corner.

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    Dont be hasty in your conclusions dear one and all. Let the law and intelligence officers investigate and report. As for me, IS related is prime suspect considering presently available info.

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      Don’t be hasty in your conclusions.

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      C. Perera,
      You are going against your own wisdom. You declare that IS related is the prime suspect. Is there any difference between ‘conclusions’ and ‘guessing’ ? If it was IS related why Buddhist temples were spared?
      .
      Has there ever been a sincere effort to arrest hatred among communities. Start your inquiry from there!

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