25 May, 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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  • 39
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    it is impossible to carry out an coordinated attack of this nature and magnitude with out the collusion of some one high in power….either in the armed services or in politics….

    so who is the culprit?

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      Rajash, the fool

      Stop creating & spreading rumors.

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        Real revolutionist, the Islamic idiot, you are the fool thinking that you can hoodwink others in trying to cover up Islamic terrorism which has established its roots in Sri Lanka. Already several Muslims have been arrested in connection with the atrocities with CCTV images as evidence. How can isolated individuals kill policemen raiding their hideouts. It is time the government comes hard on Muslim extremism without soft pedaling for their votes. Otherwise people may take law into their hands.

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        Real fool —I am not creating and spreading rumours……statement of fact…..

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      Hakim, Baddudean, Rahuman, Marikkar there. Pet boys of PM Ranil. All should be behind this terror attack.

      • 10
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        What about Hisbullah who had been nurturing Islamic terror in eastern province.

        • 5
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          Yes Lanka yes

      • 0
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        What about Champika Ranawaka, Mahinda, Gota, Gnanasara and all the allied ilks who wants “Islamic Terrorism being born out of Sinhala Buddhist Terrorism…..in the beginning, it was the Sinhala Buddhism that taught the world about Terrorism and Islamophobia in 1915, 1956, 1983, then Mahinda’s terrorrism up to date. How the muslims and tamils were burnt to death. The West helped the tamils finance and arms. Also they supplied to the SL govt. There is going to be a repettition of the same old game. This time its going to be bloody due to the pro Rajapakse Sinhala Stupidity.

    • 22
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      So who ARE the culprits. This is indeed a sophisticated operation, coordinated and planned. This could be a FALSE FLAG OPERATION, to set one against the other, blame one side, set the country ablaze once again, a deliberate effort to take the country backwards again, tourism will take a hit, an effort to turn Sri Lanka into Myanmar, anything is possible. We Sri Lankans must be united and stay strong if we do not want our nation destroyed again. There is unity in strength, and we must not give in to these rumours being spread DELIBERATELY, to spread hate and violence. We have gone through this before, and we should not give in to what these scumbags who are responsible for this cowardly attack, want us to do – start ethnic conflict again, because as usual it is the innocent people who suffer. Damn these evil criminals.

    • 15
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      The planning for this attack happened on distant shores. There are geopolitical parties and interests and the narrative will be carefully crafted by external parties too to explain the attacks and distract from truth.
      Also, of interest there is foreign war ship docked in the port of Lanka at this time.

    • 6
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      Rajesh,

      killed, 450 injured and 7 foreigners, most likely tourists, killed.

      Why target tourist hotels?

      Is this the geopolitical fallout and the weaponization of Religion towards political and religious ends?

      Philosopher Karl Marx said, “‘Religion is the opium of the Masses”

    • 0
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      ..you’re almost certain to be wrong here.

      • 0
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        Janaka,

        We still do not have the answers. It is sad, and a tragedy for the people and the country. The question is, whose self-interest is being served? The answers will follow that.

        Our sympathies are with those who got killed and those who suffered injuries and their familiars and friends., who became the collateral damage for the ideological and geopolitical conflicts. All Lankans will suffer, the economy will take a hit, in this globalized economy.

        “‘Religion is the opium of the Masses”

        Was it carried out by the Opium dealers, drug dealers and their cronies, because they were rounded up recently?

        Or is it by the opium addicted religious nuts for religious and geopolitical reasons?

    • 5
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      First, deepest sympathies to the bereaved and God speed recovery to the injured and distressed.
      Certainly, this well planned and coordinated attack has hall marks of a Hollywood “shock and awe” op., to bring Lanka into line with empire policy in the Indian Ocean.
      The intell narrative re Islamic Jamat that also probably has some link with Hollywood and empire is in place for good measure. Guess the ‘war on drugs’ just did not provide enough cover for the Trinco military base.
      The ICJ ruling on Diego Garcia and the NASA-Japan fake launch of a Sri Lankan Satellite into the Global Space Age to gather intell and big data were all pending and now soon to be swept under the carpet and buried with the Bondscam info. that was to see the light of day this coming week.
      A perfect storm to distract from the BIG PICTURE also as Bondscam Ranil has made debilitating national institutions like Police, Central Bank, Finance Ministry a priority by appointing totally useless, corrupt and unqualified individuals to the top job in these institutions.
      Long live Miracle of Modayas!

    • 1
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      If you want to go that route, why not look BEYOND the shores of SL?

    • 1
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      Oh for sure the Rajapakses.
      Hope you understand sarcasm.

  • 15
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    This is a government contract. Ravi Karunanayake or Managala Samaraweera, or both are behind this well planned act.
    Without government’s knowledge there is no way anything like this to happen.
    This is another act like Kosgama Salawa Ammunition Storage blasted by the slave government just before the NCM against Ravi K.
    I posted a comment to “Ada” daily. I am not sure when will it be published given the weekend. Hope my this comment on CT will be published right away.
    The next target will be Dalada Maligawa. Therefore, tight security should be provided to Dalada Maligawa. I don’t think anything will happen but it is better if Dalada Maligawa is closed right now, without letting anybody in.
    UNP murderous governments, now and then, didn’t have any concern about people’s lives.
    Both the President and the PM were aware of this. Look at how it is planned. The President IS AGAIN OUT OF THE COUNTRY. After Thirupathi visit he stayed back overseas without returning until these incidents occurred. Hang me if you want. I dare say the President was aware of it.
    Guys, next time, when you plan something, don’t make them so odd, ok.

    • 21
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      The times of Israel has reported that this is an Muslim attack. The bombs were suicide attackers. Only tamils and Muslim blow themselves. Sinhalese Buddhist are too lazy to blow themselves up.

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        Sinhalese buddhists are masters of blowjobs.

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        Niro,

        Only Tamils, Muslims (and Arabs) are stupid enough to blow themselves up after brainwashing.

        Is stupidity a virtue for them?

      • 9
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        Stop believing anything that comes from Israel. It was Israel who trained our SL troops and at the same time trained the LTTE.
        They called us “monkeys”.
        They are snakes and involved in many conflicts around the globe.

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          With sharp conviction and to the point, correctly pointed out the real reason of the present chaotic world… bravo to your comment….

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        niro

        Not surprising coming from the Treacherous zionist media. Lets not forget that the zionists sold us weapons in the 1980s and trained the LTTE Terrorists on how to counter the weapons and also on how to fight the Sri Lankan Forces. We had to pay their exorbitant charges for the weapons but the LTTE was provided training FREE of Charge.

        Though their Treachery helped to prolong the War for 3 decades, the Vicious zionists are yet to forgive.Sri Lanka for Closing down their embassy in Colombo and severing diplomatic relations Twice -in the 1970s by Mrs. B and later in early 1990s by Premadasa. The zionists know that severing diplomatic relations was done because of the Muslims and they want to continue to take their Revenge. What better way to take their Revenge on the country and the Muslims than by keeping the country in turmoil through Malicious and Callous Propaganda against the Muslims?

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          Sorry your media is controlled by the zionists. I’m in the US and the zionist control our media and we are constantly bombarded with false flags and hoaxes

    • 8
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      Gontabaya

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        nondisena Dont you read any news before farting your comments? What a joker

    • 10
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      Champa Exactly. This operation is designed to clash all the communities against one another. The Zionist plans to build Military complexes in the north and east is well connected to this carnage. The Yahapalanaya concept is becoming a liability to the Ruling Elite Mafia as the people slowly became knowledgeable about the blunders of the Elites. So, they tried to cause a constitutional crisis by bringing in Mahinda as the PM. That blew on their face. I mean Sira’s face. Then they realized that there has to be a massive chaos happening to diversify everything to that and thereby removing the focus of attention of the people kept on them. Now its done. The news manipulation will be the next immediate agenda. Lets see what they have in their magic hat. Muslims and Christians will be scapegoated as this is the plan B to Digana and Wilpattu incitements which saw no results for the expected result of carnage.

    • 5
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      Little more.
      There is a news items which says that the security sections suspect this to be a suicide attack.
      In another it says buses have stopped accepting parcels and the people were also advised to not to bring parcels. Even pilgrims were asked to not to bring parcels if they visit Dalada Maligawa.
      This is another odd part. See, the cat jumped out of the bag!
      So, these were parcel bombs somebody (a Minister who has good connections) had entrusted a group of people (his cronies) to keep at pre-determined locations. How many bomb blasts now? Nine (9), I guess.
      Another odd thing is government’s haste to block FB and WhatsApp, within few hours, for no apparent reason. It is too quick. Under normal circumstances, they wouldn’t have to time to think about it or it will take days for them to do that.

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        If they had not done it immediately people would have been blaming them too. No escape.

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          Chitra
          I guess the inefficient government has got a Magic Wand after the incident which has increased their efficiency in thousand folds.
          For the first time in the history, the Police has arrested suspects, the van in which they have been travelling and also their dwellings within one day and also that has been done without any tips from people or without any organizations or individuals taking the responsibility of bomb blasts.
          This significantly increased “efficiency” is too much to believe. Now the government is trying to cover up their involvement.

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      Indian newspapers have already speculate two Muslim terrorists (names were given), one behind Shangri-la bomb blast and another in Batticaloa. I wonder if they are so well known, how could the security forces not known about them.
      I stand by what I said. The government was fully aware if this. Sinhalese should not fall into traps of this nature which are meant to incite religious riots.

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        It is strange India gets more information that those in SL.
        They are so quick to cast blame. Makes you think.

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          RAW messed around with our country for a long long time. RAW agency of India was started by Indira Gandhi with the support of Israeli Mossad training. So, the first allegiance of RAW is to Mossad and Israel. India is the second most important country to Israel and Modi is the direct agent who is entrusted with the Islamophobia project which is designed to, one day, be able to break Pakistan, to prevent the retaliation that might arise once the planned Al Aqsa mosque is destroyed or start to destroy to make way for the Zionist project of the third Temple construction. Sri Lanka is almost important to the Israeli project and thats why the Govigama Ruling Elite mafia is chosen for the job of Islamophobia in SL. STF is equally having the same begginning created by the same Mossad for the Islamophobia implementation. So, India faking news to implicate or scapegoating the SL Muslims is no surprise. The nexus between India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka has been already created for this grand illuminati project.

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      Stop accusing those you hate without proof. We don’t know for sure who is behind this. You are doing exactly what these criminals want -blaming other WITH NO PROOF.

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        Champa
        Who accused? I only repeated what Indian newspapers said which is obviously aimed to incite religious riots.
        Read and understand first before jumping like a mad man.

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          Ah, my above comment was a reply to Navin. I was typing too fast.

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      CHAMPA

      Such irresponsible utterances are what will bring further discredit to the people of this land.

      You are not helping any responsible cause or providing a solution. Instead you are doing everything possible to hasten the shut down of the individuals freedom to express a responsible point of view or opinion.

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        Justice & Fairplay
        What irresponsibility? I take full responsibility of my comments.
        I said the President was fully aware of that this would happen.
        What solution? Only solution is Sinhalese to be united and field one man as their candidate.

  • 48
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    I say make Sarath Fonseka the Defense Minister at least now.
    He will sort out these trouble making bastards and bring them to justice.
    We have to look at the situation very critically: who stands to gain from all this mayhem?
    To me the most obvious suspect will be the most innocent, while the least likely one will be the culprit.
    A man like SF will cut through the crap like a hot knife through butter and bring the situation under control.
    This is a very strategically thought out chain of events set in motion to achieve an aim.
    Its just starting, unless we have a man who can checkmate the situation and knip it in the bud, the culprits will achieve their aim.
    After all this is the land of low IQs and where emotions reign over logic and truth.
    If care is not taken and the right thing done we will all suffer for God knows how long to come.

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      Yes..agree near 100%.

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        This may have been done to promote Fonseka to the Defence Ministry
        or may be NOT.
        Until one has evidence, everything is mere speculation and rumor.
        DONT act on rumors

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      Gamini,

      Sirisena did not want Sarath Fonseka as Minister of Defense.

      Is Sirisena sleeping? The country is paying g the price for electing s Sevalya and Mala Perethsya as President.

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      You have too much of faith in Fonseka. We cannot forget that many civilians died unnecessarily under his command, just like Defense Sec. the Goat man.

  • 26
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    Gota our National hero can solve this terrorist problem let us support him for the forthcoming Presidential Election! Give up the dream of becoming Singapore! Let us pray not to be another Afghan or Somalia.

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      Gota will make Sri Lanka another Syria for sure., remember all our exports are destined to Western Powers and never dream about going down the drain in electing a cold blooded killer.

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      Gota is the Terrorist who is manufacturing Sinhala Buddhist Terrorist isn’t it???

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      This was the obvious intention of the coordinated bombing campaign to show the people that this government is no good but the saviors are the anti-LTTE campaigners Gota Rajapakse and his brother. Rajapaksas cannot come to power in the proper way as they tried to destroy the democracy and monopolise the judiciary. Illegal coup failed on 26th October 2018 and only way left to them is to resort to their usual and illegal terrorist campaign.

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      Gomage – “Gota our National hero..” Are you off your head suggesting the name of Gotler the Hangman as your national hero?

    • 14
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      Your Gotaya and I suspect Madush (Mafia connected drug dealer) is behind this whole mess… With the Tsunami rouges blessings of course….

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      So is Gota behind this carnage?
      The Intelligence Agencies should check his connection with the so called extremist Muslim group. It was not long ago that a Pohottowa guy was caught attacking Buddhist statues. The sole purpose was to pit the Sinhalese against the Muslims and cause a religious riot in Sri Lanka, which would benefit Pohottuwa and MR to get elected. Since the Presidential election is round the corner, this could be a game plan of Gota to get himself elected as we can see some people are already calling out for him after this so called “terrorist attack”.

  • 24
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    900 billion dollars silk route.
    ..
    Sri Lanka a main transit point.
    ..
    Abolish executive Presidency.
    ..
    Suspected attack and suspected suicide bombers.
    ..
    So many bombs so many places and lots of planning.
    ..
    No claims from any terrorist organization.
    ..
    Who will gain power through spreading fear in the upcoming election????

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      Very well outlined deduction, follow the money and the path to power of a moronic nation.

  • 30
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    you seems like a person with a pea sized brain or brainwashed by Sinhala chauvinism to understand the 3rd class O/L qualified Rajapaksa clan.

    When they were killing/assaulting journos like, Lasantha, Prageeth, Noyar, Poddala etc., whey also stabbed RIVIRA newspaper editor and his wife to just take the focus away as RIVIRA that time was owned and controlled by Rajapaksas.

    All this came out in the inquiry but no justice for the crimes against journos.

  • 25
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    This is ISIS affiliated Islamic organization work. No question about it I suppose. Anyway our major political parties should take responsibility as well. As presidential election is nearing Major political parties looking for minority support. Minorities take full advantage. As such for this tragedy two major Sinhalese political parties should take responsibilities. UNP led present government never took precautions though some indications was there. Vanathavilluwa, Kegalle district & other places ISIS affiliated Islamic activities occurred either president or prime Minister took no notice of it.That is the reality. For votes all forget national security. Police & the other security establishments were & are only the onlookers. Intelligence services killed & buried under broad day lights to satisfy western world desires. As such rise of terrorist groups like ISIS is possible & attack like these is very much on the card. To counter these kind of incidents in future we need some one like GOTA as president of this country. That is very good investment for future & present day general public security & peaceful existence of our society.

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      No. It is your beloved Lasantha killer. Curse the bloody Rajafucksa clan.

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        The Lasantha Killer could have been Fonsafucksa, as stated by Ranil Waasalaya in the Parliament.

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        Do you really believe Lassie was killed by a Sri Lankan leader?

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      I think, Everything is known to the Pro Rajapakse team looks-like. The plan was drawn nicely on how to execute the operation and then the blame game to fix the Muslims into this. This was the same old plan which was in effect from the opening up of BBS (Sinhala Buddhist Terrorists) taking on the Islamophobia to pull the Muslims somehow into a conflict. But failed and it never happened even after so many harrassments, intimidations and pogroms executed on behalf of theZionist game plan. As you say….”To counter these kind of incidents in future we need some one like GOTA as president of this country.” that’s the outcome for which this carnage was caused. Almost all the pro Mahinda psychopaths have the same thinking, same words, same accusations and the same ideology. TRUTH WILL PREVAIL no matter how meticulously you guys plan it, over the LIES OF GOVIGAMA MAFIA RULING ELITES. The people know what’s going on. For GOTA to come President, there should be chaos happening all over the country. You guys did it…. shame!

    • 7
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      …and which well did you manage to climb out of? You silly frog.
      What does ISIS have to gain by killing innocent Christians in Sri Lanka?
      It is obvious half wits will point at ISIS or LTTE. But let us not run from facts.
      There is a group who hates Muslims, Christians, Tamils, the colombo elite who patronize 5 star hotels and minorities in general. This is a win, win, win for them don’t you think?
      This is a crime against humanity.
      Those really responsible should be brought to justice and dealt with.
      It doesn’t matter our petty differences, thses people responsible can and will do anything to further their cause, power and money.
      For once we have to be united as humans and not be divided by this kind of inhuman acts.

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      And YOU know it is ISIS how? What proof do you have, when the Government has not officially said anything? Why should ISIS target this country? They are weak and defeated, so why pick on us? There are evil forces trying to set one against the other, and they are coming from out of Sri Lanka. Countries that know us well, have worked with our government during the time of the LTTE, and it will be easy for them to cause trouble, for their own devious reasons. Be careful.

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        Chitra LTTE is no more. as such no suicide bombers. Only possibility is ISIS. Government may be hiding truth as presidential election is getting near & near. If Sirisena was in office ISIS scenario might have come up. he is out of the country at the movement. When press asked this question have you seen police media man face & its impression. That can be interpreted as his answer is ” yes.”. No outsiders involved I suppose ISIS sympathizers of local Muslims community involved, Muslims may do whatever to receive 70 odd virgin in heaven after dying for Allah’s cause. ISIS fighting for making whole world adhere to their almighty Allah. Just like our cause to attain Nirvana.Ours is individual goal but their is collective goal.

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      “To counter these kind of incidents in future we need some one like GOTA as president of this country.”

      Precisely. Who but Gota’s warriors like the BBS have the insanity and wherewithal to carry out such horrible attacks?

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      the US arms and trains ISIS
      https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881

      (US, Isreal, and Saudi Arabia work together)

  • 4
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    My heartfelt condolences to those lost their lives and those lost their loved ones. Pray for those injured recover soon. This is a barbaric act. Killing another human is beyond belief. Humans came to this earth , to communicate to each other came languages but after many may years later came religions and all sort of discriminations. These religions and those discriminations are now destroying this planet. Look at any religions, they all guide you to be a better person as human.

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    There is no active “terrorist” organisation in Sri Lanka with access to high explosives like C4, detonators, timers and remote control devices that are necessary to detonate bombs simultaneously. It is only with the connivance of people with access to these armaments and devices that an operation of this scale can be mounted. It is therefore highly likely that a powerful political entity with connections to state ordnance controllers is behind these concerted attacks. For political power, aspiring megalomaniacs have done this kind of thing in many third-world countries before..this is probably the beginning of a tumultuous period of history in Sri Lanka..

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      Well said Prof., I just observed the body language or MaRa giving a voice cut to media and it was a bit strange and kinda guilty facial impressions… may be the cat of out of the bag now ?

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      Prof. how do you know all this information? Do you have access to sensitive intelligence?

      You should live in the small nondescript hole you live in and not talk mumbo jumbo about things you know nothing about. Radical Islam has been targeting Lanka for a long time now. The government has ignored it. Moslems from Lanka are fighting and dying for ISIS, including those educated at prestigious schools in Lanka.

      Wake up man, and don’t expect a university given title to make you an intelligence expert.

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        Blame the Muslims. Why should radical Islamic target Sri Lanka? If you are referring to the Saudi Influence, which is happening in many part of the world, it is up to the government to deal with them, and stop sending our people to work for them. Saudi Arabia has joined up with Israel, and at the bottom of unrest in many countries, both loathsome countries up to no good. ISIS is weakened and defeated, there is NO logical reason why they should target a small nation like ours. Get real.

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      Prof Lasantha Pethiyagoda

      “There is no active “terrorist” organisation in Sri Lanka with access to high explosives like C4, detonators, timers and remote control devices that are necessary to detonate bombs simultaneously. “

      Of course there is none.
      However, if you want proof, Gota and his merry men are glad to unearth LTTE’s tactical nuclear bombs under Gotabhaya’s armpit.

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    My heartfelt condolences for all those innocent civilians who lost their lives and injured. It is not not time to put the blame on any individual or organisation or country but the people of this country should realise that Srilanka never had a peaceful time since the independence. The political and religious culture that we developed over the seven decades is one of the main cause of dividing the people, not uniting the people. Each and every one have to take some time to think about what is the real Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity teach us.

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    Two policemen killed in 7th bomb attack at Dehiwala. BBC interviewed Tamil Guardian editor for an ‘unbiased’ report. He blamed Government, Sinhalese, linked attacks to attacks on village evangelical churches and bombing of churches in the North during the war. Forgot to mention that the those churches were occupied by terrorists.

    In two weeks there is the 10th anniversary of the LTTE’s defeat. Are they back perhaps?

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      Taraki

      “Forgot to mention that the those churches were occupied by terrorists.”

      You forgot the entire country is being run by war criminals since 1971.
      How fortunate the sadists, thugs, hooligans, politicians, ministers, police and armed forces have been in the past 61 years, born with permanent impunity, ……

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        Native, you call Mrs Bandaranayake a war criminal? Crazy even by your standards.

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          Taraki

          SWRD Banda was the ballsless English speaking instigator of racism, hatred, disunity, riots, ……………… who aided and abetted murder, mayhem, ……………..

          However I should apologise for my mistake in calculating the number of years that the Sinhala/Buddhist war criminals have been in absolute power almost 48 years.

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    Eight explosion at Dematagoda. Curfew in Colombo.

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    All the evidence so far points to groups organised by American subterfuge.

    Zionists within the evil empire are bound to gain by promoting Islamic extremism.

    Intelligent people will see this for what it is.

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    Well, well, well I see the conspiracy theorists are all out in force instigating more violence and calling for our bloodthirsty hero none other than the Psychopath Gotabaiya Rajapaksha for President and the Megalomaniac Mahinda Rajapaksa as the defense secretary perhaps!!! My God, the suya basa educated goons have left out Pirabakaran, I wonder why?

    I can certainly see “The Rajapaksha Clan rubbing their collective hands with glees and getting all their white vans serviced ready for actions. Mother Lanka better put her back against the wall and say a prayer or two.

    Ranjith(SPRRW) / April 21, 2019,
    “To counter these kind of incidents in future we need some one like GOTA as president of this country. That is very good investment for future & present day general public security & peaceful existence of our society.” Is this the best solution you can come up with. My God man I suggest you reevaluate and come up with a better proposition. This is insane.

    I’m certainly too emotional to be rational at the moment and I certainly hope that cooler heads will prevail. I really don’t see anyone in the current leadership who can handle this, but me too can come with logical and much more viable conspiracy theory.than Ranjith;

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    Very sad and shocking indeed, senseless act ….. an attack on humanity on this beautiful Easter Sunday.Pray for peace for departed , injured and grieving families.

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    Two things are evident The targets has Religious reason and to see that Foreign tourist do not come to the . The country has never ending problems This is because there is infighting within political parties and too much of religious freedom This may be the starting point of things to happen

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      Pon,

      I think most of the county realizes this is not done by the LTTE/Tamil Diaspora

      I am sure the LTTE/Tamil Diaspora is jumping with joy about the woes for us Sri Lankans

      Sereno Barr-Kumarakulasinge,
      A descendant of the Kalinga rulers of Tamils and Sinhalese , Sinhabahu and the Arya Chakravartis

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    How sad it is note. Sri Lanka makes good strides lately, though very slowly and now back to where it was decades ago. Why, Why?

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    Amarasiri,
    “Para-Sinhalayo, just like Para-Demalo (Tamils), came illegally, to the Pristine Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally. from Bharat, Damba-Diva, India., from the Southern and Eastern regions. Mitochondrial genetics proves that., see below.”
    ——–
    I read that article you mentioned. Their research findings do not provide any proof that Sinhalayo came from Indian sub-continent. The similarity in DNA between Demalu in Sinhale and Hindians is clear cut. That is pretty obvious because all the Demalu in Sri Lanka are descendants of Dravidians who came from Hindusthan. The in-depth analysis they have done on Sinhalayo and Hindians show that the similarity is not that clear cut. You missed one of the important conclusions of that research. They say:

    “No definite association of the Sinhalese with any specific ethnic or linguistic groups of India was, however, detected in this study; thus, their exact immediate origin on the mainland remains yet to be confirmed.”
    ———–
    There are few other research on DNA of Sinhalayo. None of them give conclusive evidences to show that Sinhalyo came from Indian Sub-continent. See:
    http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/sinhalese.html
    ——————
    “Just because Para-Sinhala is an admixture of the various Para-Languages, from their Para-Homeland, it is not unique.”

    I am not a linguist. Prof. J.B.Disanayake who is an authority on this subject appearing in a TV discussion told that Sinhala language has unique features. I believe what he said. It is up to you to agree or disagree.

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    Amarasiri,
    There is an undeniable fact. At present there is no other place in the world where Sinhala language is spoken, Sinhala culture, and traditions exist. Sinhale is the only place where there is a well documented history of Sinhala people. All the other Para people you listed have another place in the world where their language is spoken. Therefore, if they want to return it is not difficult for them to get assimilated. But, even if Sinhalayo are willing to leave the Pristine Land of Native Veddah Aethho there is no place inhabited by Sinhalayo to welcome us. Will Modi welcome Sinhalayo to India because Amarasiri says Para-Sinhalayo came from Hindusthan and create a separate State for Sinhalayo?

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    Very sad. Hopefully whatever sick ideology that leads to these types of atrocities is banished from every society as soon as possible. Let’s not attack any community that the perpetrators are linked to, they are always a misguided minority. I’m sure the majority of any ethno-religious group would not condone this barbaric violence.

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    Ranil & backbone less PONNA govt should take responsibility. They removed all the security from North, East & other parts. There wer warnings that local Muslims being groomed by ISIS , but govt ignored all.
    Now cat is out of the bag, it’s known these were suicide attacks by extreamist local muslim organization . UNP govt. & their Muslim Ministers & MP’s were behind this.
    Now what the country needs is none but a new govt. headed by Gota, the strong man who can protect all Sri lankans.

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    It looks like Jara-Sira have Jetted into Singapore after getting the blessings of Thirupathi Dewiyo.
    This is the 2nd visit for Jara-Sira in many months and looks like going to get some commissions from a major deal in the Lion City.

    As the Minister of Defense and not appointed an acting Minister., the country is like a headless chicken and all this blame should goto Jara-Sira.

    I wonder the next target is Dalada Maligawa to get the Buddhists provoked and make more chaos.

    Now., lets shout we need a GOTA ! GOTA ! GOTA (knowing that mass murderer did killed thousands more than todays combined blasts)

    We have a short memory.. isnt it ?

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    False Flag:

    “A false flag is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility”

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    Condolences for those affected on their happy holiday time.

    At this time blaming the Aanduwa is no point. But looking at the coming out pictures, no policeman is prepared anywhere near to deal with bomb blasting incidents. I think India donated ambulance vans might have helped. Ministers luxury Toyota SUVs imported at high exchange rate is not good for this. I don’t know how they have been spending the yearly 10% GDP budget money.

    Whether this a terrorist act or usual Lankawe election preparation, this is more than enough for UNP to throw Tamils’ issues in the back burner until they leave the power.

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    My heartfelt sympathies to the victims and their families. They did not deserve this and they have been let down badly.

    We cannot say we didn’t see this coming. The warning signs were clear, but those who should have taken preventive action stuck their heads in the sand, and scratched their itchy balls, and did bugger all. Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted!

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      Spring Koha,

      You, Emil etc have been busy running down the Buddhists/Sinhalese and the Rajapakses.

      I would say you and Emil have had your head stuck in the sand and scratching your collective balls.

      Preventive action by the Greens the current govt that did not investigate and follow up because it involves a constituency that votes Green. A few months ago large quantities of explosives were found a few miles south of where I live.

      Personally, I want white vans back searching for these perpetrators.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=wanathavilluwa+explosives

      I am pissed off. Peace given on a platter and this f-ing govt cant keep it.

      sereno barr-kumarakulasinghe

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        Sbarrkum

        I don’t know about Emil, but I will answer for myself. I have no gripe with any one community except to call out, as I see it, the nonsense that is being perpetrated by determined factions in our midst. In my lifetime I have seen events that finally pushed the Tamils to give us the LTTE – result 30 years of mayhem. Deja vu, these last few years, the goading of the Muslims, and, Surprise! Surprise! The birth of several shadowy, under-the-radar Islamic groups that are saying ‘enough is enough’. Through eight decades, I have seen small disparate groups of nationalistic Buddhist groups trying to right perceived ancient ‘wrongs’ instead of building on the future. After 2010, these groups have been emboldened by the defeat of the LTTE, and they have taken centre stage with their divisive claims, followed by acts of sheer impunity, confident that NO Sinhalese-Buddhist politician will ever speak out against them. In recent times, Aluthgama, Beruwela, Digana, Ampara, Kandy, just to name a few. The rule of law was non-existent for those criminal acts. Over the years, several churches have been blatantly attacked – was anybody charged? For the last three weeks, churches in Anuradhapura were attacked and worship disrupted – was anybody charged? And there you have it; the seeds have been sown. Now you tell me, who benefits most from all this? Over the pre-Sinhala-New-year weeks, posters appeared all over calling for the boycott of Muslim owned shops. Was anything done? As you sow, so will you reap.

        We are all creatures of circumstance – most of us had no choice in where we born. We have a duty of care to each other. If anybody or group try to usurp our laws, they should be contained. Not shielded by politicians.

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    Its hard to think who did this. Lets just wait and see. Too professionally done to be BBS. Although anything is possible.

    Colombo Telegraph should show some wisdom and restrict rumour spreading and conspiracy theories. The kind of comments that has been posted here about govt involvement etc are totally unacceptable. We simply do not know at this point who did this. The govt has imposed curfew and it seems that nobody is going to be able to go outside and travel in cars/vehicles – everything is dead quiet here (just outside Colombo). Cars have stopped going (except for an occasional car/bike) and shops have closed a few hours ago. Now we can only wait patiently and hope that there won’t be anymore bombs. For the love of whatever God you all pray to, please do not spread rumours. Things can get really bad if some crazy nuts start attacking Muslims or Tamils because of the bombs. So please understand the gravity of the situation and do not spread rumours. Rumours have been the cause all riots in this country.

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      Punchi Point
      Punchi Brain
      —-
      Who do you think is ultimately responsible for these heinous crimes?
      Please feel free to speculate.
      You should accuse LTTE Tamil diaspora.
      Let the armed forces have access to unlimited budget.
      Let the armed forces round up innocent people.

      ….

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      Punchi point, Rishrad Badurdeen one of the leading Islamic fanatics in Srilanka appearing on Aljazeera TV, tired to cover up saying that Tamil people are breaking the peace in commemorating the tenth anniversary of the war dead, which is totally irrelevant to the issue, when Muslims have been arrested for this atrocity.

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    it was only a matter of time before isis came to srilanka

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    Intentions and the targets of this barbaric terrorist attack is very clear. Despite all attempts by many parties to paint a picture of communal violence, there is no truth in that. These cowards were nor targeting any local community or planning to instigate wide scale communal violence. Targets of these attacks are Christian faith and western individuals (or western interest) and the intentions were to inflict maximum collateral damage. It clears the barbaric cowards behind these attacks are non-other than Islamic extremists. They have chosen this auspicious day of Christians to launch an attack on their faith and to kill as many western/European citizens as possible. Sri Lanka, its communities or economy has nothing to do with it, despite it happened here and killed many Sri Lankans we were not the targets. Local Muslim extremists, funded and aided by some global scale Islamic extremist organizations such as ISIS or similar is behind this. They probably choose SL due to the ease of operation for them to organize such attack here as our intelligent services were made effectively ineffective by the current regime but could have happened anywhere. One could easily assume this is payback for what happened in NZ.

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    There is a document circulating this morning. AG office denied it as fake. At what time did this document start to circulate? . It looks like the document start circulating when the first bomb went of.
    If that is the case then there is a organised intelligence behind this.

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