5 March, 2021

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Sri Lanka Is The 9th Most Dangerous Country In The World

Using data from the Geneva Declaration’s latest report, London- based Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) infographic reveals surprising facts about the global burden of armed violence. Half a million people die violent deaths every year, but only one in 10 is killed in conflict zones, according to the infographic released June 25, 2013.  El Salvador is the most dangerous country in the world, followed by Iraq. Sri Lanka is listed as the ninth most dangerous country.

The Global Burden of Armed Violence reports, released on 2008 and 2011, take an integrated approach to the complex and volatile dynamics of armed violence around the world, bringing into sharp focus the wide-ranging costs of conflict and crime on development.

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    come on sri lanka!

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      Try hard to get the first place next year.

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        Simhi

        “Try hard to get the first place next year.”

        No need for that.

        Slow and steady win the race.

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          Native,
          So you don’t believe in our”miracles”? Casinos,
          Highways,Skyscrapers,Beauty parlors,50% of
          ministers with racist mindset(according to Vasu),
          at least at the rate we are modernizing the
          capital?Some guys had been lambasting Pakistan,
          Afganistan,Saudi and other Muslim countries and
          wow!We beat them all!The pearl of Asia,don’t be
          a traitor Native!!! Wait!BBS working very hard to
          get us more decorations!

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            whywhy

            !The pearl of Asia,don’t be a traitor Native!!!

            I don’t mind you or other stupids naming me traitor as long as I get my ancestral land back from two stupid peoples.

            I only want what is rightfully ours.

            You can take your miracle back to your ancestral homeland India where they need miracles after miracles to survive Corporatism,land grabbing, Politicians, Corrupt Officials, …. and miracle men (always men).

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        Rajapassa regime will try their best.

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      Naturally with a criminal psychopath Gotabaya the great White Van Goon in charge of security in the Miracle of Asia – what do you expect?!

      The fox is in the chicken coup – soon Lanka will be number 1!

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    isnt this from 2008 to 2011? in the height of the last civil war? i’m pretty sure its much safer now? in spite of all this BBS nonsense? it’s wierd how you guys dont mention this in the article. sigh. i thought you guys were impartial. what was i thinking.

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      ” sigh. i thought you guys were impartial. what was i thinking”

      Indeed better to stick to your heavily censored, sycophantic and sinhala-nationalist-buddhist friendly domestic press helpfully cleared of ‘pests’ like Prageeth Eknaligoda, Lasantha Wickrematunge and Frederica Jansz. Or are you thinking Sri Lankans safe in today’s society with Gotabhaya ‘Matale mass grave’ Rajapaksa and Duminda ‘multiple homicide’ SIlva safely ensconced in the govt ranks

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        LOL i know these guys are mental dude. theres no need for all this passive aggressiveness. chillax bruv ;)

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          Samitha, your being ignorant.

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            Actually, I understand your point. I was wrong.

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      I agree wholeheartedly Samitha. The stats do not represent the present situation in the country, which is much better now despite the political turmoil.

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    Countries with [violent] death rates over 30 per 100,000 population 2004-2009

    :-)
    Not surprisingly, most of those are “direct conflict deaths” (courtesy of the erstwhile Sole Representatives of the Tamils (C)(R)(TM) ) according to the report.

    No doubt Sri Lanka’s ranking today would bitterly disappoint the LTTE diaspora.

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      You are talking rubbish and betraying the country.

      We need K.A Sumanasekera to rise up to the occasion and defend the clan and country. He is the only person who has the right qualification to speak for the majority rural inhabitants.

      Where is he?

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        I ve seen him having kassipu in panadura. he will be back with red eye just wait veddah…

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          j.muthu

          “I ve seen him having kassipu in panadura. he will be back with red eye just wait veddah…”

          Please avoid if white van offers you free lift. It could be free ride with fatal consequences.

          K.A Sumanasekera is on guard duty 24/7/52.

          How can he act irresponsibly at a crucial time when clan and country need him.

          This is unacceptable behaviour on the part him.

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            Vedda, KAS Sumana aka Asanka aka LEELA will surprise you coming out with totally an irrelevant comment.
            He is a sambatta. He is doing a superb job for the fukse family.

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          Don’t you mean ‘ Singala Budhhist thugs’?

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        Having read all our comments, he must be shitting bricks!!

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        He must be busy these days delivering “throne speeches”??

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      Siva writes: “No doubt Sri Lanka’s ranking today would bitterly disappoint the LTTE diaspora”

      Are you one of these intellectuals who likes to class whole ethnic groups together according to political belief in order to avoid giving yourself headaches? Sorry to burst your bubble but there are many educated Tamils who did not think too greatly of Prabha’s methods like killing Indian PM, civilian bombings, expulsion of muslims and vote-rigging etc. You may recall many Tamil nationalist politicians dying at the hands of LTTE? Secondly do you some medical affliction that makes you deaf, blind and dumb or are you really thinking Sri Lanka is a free and safe place to live? By deaf, I assume you have not heard of confirmed murderers like Duminda Silva still at large to menace the public? By blind, I assume you have not read Amnesty International’s latest report on Sri Lanka 2012 (3 years after Prabha demise) with the lead title ‘There are no human rights in Sri Lanka’ -“In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter”. This was the same organisation Mahinda Rajapaksa suggested should visit Sri Lanka in 1990 to investigate disappearance of JVP youth by UNP govt. By dumb, you do not believe Rajapaksa bros stirring up bodu sena to whip up hatred of muslims, encourage boycotts and engage in arson & looting will not lead to a tense climate which could easily spill over to mass communal riots? (of the type that engulfed Tamils in 1958, 1977 & 1983)?

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        That’s nice dear. To have been licking ones lips at the prospect of Sri Lanka being “The 9th Most Dangerous Country In The World”, reading all the ‘stats’ and preparing the “I told you so!” speech, only to be rudely awakened from that wet dream by the first few comments, what a disappointment that must have been :-) Are you by chance one of the LTTE monkeys I mentioned in the first post?

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          Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

          “Are you by chance one of the LTTE monkeys I mentioned in the first post?”

          Weren’t they your Tiger brother?

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          Siva writes: “Are you by chance one of the LTTE monkeys I mentioned in the first post”

          Well Siva if you read my initial comment where I said “there are many educated Tamils who did not think too greatly of Prabha’s methods”, I am confused why you think I’m an ‘LTTE monkey’? Don’t you think then that your remarks suggest that it is you who is still stuck in the monkey stage of evolution with thoughts of animalistic ‘wet dreams’ compared to fully evolved humans such as myself

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            Yes there are ‘many’ Tamils who are against the LTTE, but it’s usually the LTTE monkeys who get worked up when these kinds of articles fall flat – and looking at your, er, contributions here, you do seem awfully worked up :-)

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              Siva writes: “and looking at your, er, contributions here, you do seem awfully worked up”

              So the part where I distance myself from Prabhakaran’s actions does not register in your head? Also please can I remind everyone that it was Siva who started calling people ‘monkeys’ so those of us in possession of our complete set of chromosomes can see who is the calm one and who is the emotional monkey having wet dreams.

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            Ramanan, what in the world are you talking about? Siva Sankaran Sarma said the “LTTE” diaspora or the one’s that still want separation in Sri Lanka. He did in no way state or used the word Tamil diaspora, who to this day assist the thousands of people in the North and East of the country by providing aid and logistical assistance rather than sitting in a room on your laptop trying to troll around on an article which makes no sense as its published after 5 years from the initial collection of data. Mind you, rather than picking fights kindly assist the many men and women in our nation that are recovering from a cruel and unjust conflict. Thank you and good day to you Sir!

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    Colombo Telegraph please report correctly. This report has been taken using figures between 2004 – 2009 which was during the Tamil Tiger period. Therefore it is not the status as at today.

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    i certainly dont agree with this report as its wrong there are much more dangerous places than SL right now

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      why not you name them to the CT readership ?

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        quite a lot of places like kabul,many south american towns mogadishu in Somalia and few other vilent african states,some areas in pakistan etc etc..if you need more lease do a bit of reading and enlighten yourself mate!

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    Ninth most dangerous ? There must be some mistake.
    If killings of persons held in custody of the state is quantified for all countries,Sri Lanka will be near the top.
    27 Welikada prisoners were “executed” recently,in cold blood.
    A man arrested recently by police, had died next morning – immediately, police said that he died “of a heart attack”!!
    Even the postmortem examination had not been done – even if it had been done,the details are, nowadays – for past few decades – kept a secret.
    Strangely,even lawyers for the victims do not demand these,though these details are the most important evidence, in murder cases.
    We have the most strange legal fraternity!!
    In the old days,reading of the postmortem report by the medical officer was the first item on the first day of any murder trial.
    The postmortem report of Lasantha Wickrematunge is still not divulged.
    Same of Bharatha Luxman Premachandra whose body had 42 bullet wounds according to his daughter – the police produced ONE gun after one month to court!!
    If the number of “bodyguards” per politician is quantified,sri lanka will be near the top – this is called “security”.

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    To tell you the thruth this information is not correct. Sri Lanka should have been No. 1 in the list. We got 9th place due to International conspiracy. Athi Garu thuma should do something to take the Country to the top place with help of Gaanu 5 Bebadu Naasaara Balakaya, Rawana Balakaya, Singhala Rawaya balakaya, Nil Balukaya etc. etc.

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      I would suggest you NOT to use the prefix “athigaru” – these are the worst bunch that srilanka ever proudced.

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    In another 05 years time SL will be the 1st !!! Come on Sri Lanka !!!!

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      Even earlier they would break the record if the people would let the bunch in office. My wish is to see things would turn its way akin to Egyptian folks, but not likely :(

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      Dear Sam,
      I agree that SL become fist in the list soon.
      But don’t forget that you and me are playing a role (or being deaf or spineless or being inactive ) to make this hsppen.
      Anura

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        Leadership is responsible for most of the corruption.

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    what about Somalia, Afghanisthan & Pakistan?

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      On the Committee to Protect Journalists website CPJ’s 2013 Impunity Index, Sri is ranked 4th Impunity Index Rating: 0.431 unsolved journalist murders per million inhabitants. 1st Iraq, 2nd Somalia, 3rd Phillipines, 4th Sri Lanka, 5th Colombia, 6th Afghanistan 7th Mexico, 8th Pakistan

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    These stats does not provide the real picture. The data was collected from 2004 to 2009 during which the civil war was at it’s peak. after 2010, the rate has drastically reduced and if the data were collected from 2010 to the present date, the picture will turn upside down. Now SL is one of the best countries to tour to and live in according to most of the surveys done by National Geographic, Discovery etc. So nothing to worry here everyone :)

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      GJ writes: “Now SL is one of the best countries to tour to and live in according to most of the surveys done by National Geographic, Discovery etc. So nothing to worry here everyone”

      So are you using leisure and digital media organisation endorsements as proof of Sri Lanka being ‘one of the best’ places to live in for people like Duminda Silva’s victims and all the nameless sinhala & tamil youths Gotabhaya ordered killed during his illustrious military and political career (with brief exile as economic refugee in USA)? I thought you might be more interested to read Amnesty International’s latest report 2013 ”There are no human rights in Sri Lanka’ which gives several damning assessments of SL’s domestic situation including In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter. Remember this was the same organisation enthusiastically promoted by a young sinhala MP called Mahinda Rajapaksa in 1990 when he tabled questions in parliament asking whether this organisation could visit Sri Lanka

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    infographic released 2013, data is from 2011. if you all were able to use your literacy skills, maybe you’d analyze the information given to you write on the graph. Seems like Sri Lanka’s education numbers are going down or something considering the lack of critical skills displayed in the comment sections. War ended in 2009, therefore the data would look differently and Sri Lanka would be ranked higher on the scale–only logical people who have proper analytical skills are able to come to this conclusion unfortunately, common sense is unfortunately not common.

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      “logical people who have proper analytical skills are able to come to this conclusion unfortunately, common sense is unfortunately not common”

      By ‘logical’ people do you mean the mad arsonists/sabre-rattling/public disorder creating monks of the Bodu Sena which form the vanguard of the ‘sinhala-nationalist-buddhist’ movement?

      “Seems like Sri Lanka’s education numbers are going down”

      Will you be lodging a complaint then about the cheating antics of Namal Rajapaksa at his law college exams when he was allowed online access to finish his paper instead of relying on memory like the other normal students?

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    I thought your a impartial news source. Please be more responsible when writing. Any idiot with a computer can publish news these days but a real journalists are those who write sensibly. Don’t point your finger at others while you make the same mistake.

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      “Any idiot with a computer can publish news these days but a real journalists are those who write sensibly.”

      Unfortunately many of the ‘real’ journalists have been successfully eradicated by the idiot Gotabhaya (who learnt computer skills whilst earning his green card in USA) which is why organisations like the ‘Committee to Protect Journalists’ CPJ has released damning reports about Sri Lankan media including the statistic that Sri Lanka has 23 journalists in exile in 2012 and which it ranked 4th in the whole world in its ‘Impunity Index Rating: 0.431 unsolved journalist murders per million inhabitants’ worse than all other South Asian nations

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      I lost confidence in CT after reading this article. They claim to be what the local media are not but reading this made me think otherwise.

      I’m sure anyone with an basic familiarity of statistics concepts would agree that this chart is obviously wrong as the data from 2008-2009 obviously skew the data!

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    Another silly article with a controversial statistic. The whole of Sri Lanka is much safer than certain parts of big cities in the West. These cities include Rio De Janeiro, Paris, Los Angeles, Harlem (New York City), Malmo (Sweden), Damascus (Syria)…. these places are dangerous at any time of the day. They are known as “no-go areas”, unless you are a gangster or slum dweller.

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      i got to agree with Lester on this 100%

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        I too agree with Lester. I’d rather walk down a road in Colombo at midnight than any street in LA.

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      ALL THESE SHOULD BE IN DREAM WORLD. SRILNKA^S CITIES ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAT THEY APPEARED TO BE. THIS IS THE REASON WHY US AND UK EMBASSIES CAMES WITH A WARNING FOR THEIR TOURISTS, JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.
      FOR YOU GUYS, EVEN CRYSTAL CLEAR INFORMATION ARE NOT SEEN AS FACTS.
      ALONE THE INFORMATION ISSUED BY TOURISTBOAD LAST YEAR IN TERMS OF TOURIST ARRIVALS ARE FAR FROM THE REALITY. TODAY, YOUR GURUS – THEY ARE THE RAJAPAKSHES HAVE CREATED A WORLD WHERE UNTRUTHS ARE BEING ADMITTED AS FACTS. THIS IS THE SADDEST REALITY. LIKE OR NOT :(

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        TYPO:
        SRILANKA^S CITIES ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN….

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        Yes sri lanka cities are more dangers with Rajapakse family to LTTE barbarians

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          Kris writes “Yes sri lanka cities are more dangers with Rajapakse family to LTTE barbarians”

          Are not many of these LTTE barbarians like Daya Master now applying to be SLFP politicians? Do you think they will now be less dangerous or look to imitate the likes of MPs like Duminda Silva and do mafia-style hits?

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        Don’t get too excited Samare, those ‘warnings’ are nothing unusual or specific to Sri Lanka – have a look at some more country specific information and it’ll soon paint you a picture :-)

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    This is bulshit.

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      Manoj: “This is bulshit”

      It is great you are learning english so quickly but it might be better to try and appear polite and say something civilised like ‘I disagree with the contents of this article’ instead of imitating your master Gotabhaya who screamed expletives at the journalist Frederica Jansz thus forcing her to flee the country and Gota’s hitmen.

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        There appear to be other studies that contradict this ranking. For example, the homicide rate in SL (per 100,000 inhabitants) at 3.6 is well below that of USA (4.8) and not far from India (3.5).
        According to this study SL ‘s position in world homicide rates is well over 115.

        I know this is nothing to boast about as SL should be aiming for 0 rate.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

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    Is this one of the reasons why ICC did not allocate any significant
    international Cricket matches to Sri Lanka in the next 10 years? The other, of course, is the fact despite astronomical earnings by our Cricketers BCCSL continuously cooks her books to show she is broke.
    Or is it from a study of the established pecuniary records of those who head the Board. One was a man found guilty of Stock Market frauds, with his son tagging along. If our laws were clean the man should have been behind bars for a long stay. One would have thought India leads the world in having crooks leading the Board but, clearly, we are not far behind.

    Senguttuvan

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    When one listens to the speeches of BBS leadership, one can easily conclude that Sri Lanka will top the list before long. It is only a matter of time.

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      When one listens to the constant sniping of the Tiger diaspora, one can easily conclude that they will use any means to display their pathalogical hatred of all things Sri Lankan. Using the democratic free Sri Lankan media on the Internet is just one such way. They are rather like the BBS.

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    do you even proof read your articles or do you just publish it if it is negative about Sri Lanka . during the height of the conflict 2004 to 2009 sri lanka ranked BEHIND 8 countries that did not even have a WAR . what is wrong with you idiots cant you all read at all . Shameful site full of tamil morons !!!!

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    it is not journalisum gone to the dogs it is Dogs coming to journalisum !!!

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    Now Keheliya Rambukwella’s son has showed the path to open doors in midflight. Therefore it won’t be a surprise if murderers open at midnight at houses to commit murders and can plea sleep-walking. Ha ha

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    We are happy to be the First in Asia. Soon become the first in the world BBS,Sinhala Ravayas and Ravanas do the needful.these triple of gems will do their best.

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    Sri Lanka has one of the highest “state” sponsored killings around the World. And this is even depressing as when one is killed by a a civilan who is a thug, drug addict etc. We did not have this kind of open “State” killings even during the Bandaranaike regime or the other. We also have one of the most corrupted Governments. But this should be normal taking into consideration that the majority of Sri Lankans, who are Sinhalese possess no education and have an IQ the size of a Pin head.

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      Losing the war still hurts eh?

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    C’mon now this is a complete fabrication of facts in fact opposite is true. With the unselfish help likes of BBS Sri Lanka has transcend into a Peaceful utopia under the guidance and the firm hand of Rajapaksa family and unselfish support & dedicated work by likes of honorable Dr Mervyn and his sons ,Duminda and his merry band of men, Col Karuna,KP and the newcomers to the cause likes of DIG Vass. Shame on this organization.

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    [But this should be normal taking into consideration that the majority of Sri Lankans, who are Sinhalese possess no education and have an IQ the size of a Pin head.]

    another tamil donkey from puttlam

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    Most dangerous at present is the contract killings of people for money and political power. Latest information reveals that the contracts are being undertaken even by police high ranking officers as well as armed forces in Sri Lanka.Impunity is the another crime that is being committed by political power holders. The Pradeshia and Palth Saba members are being fearlessly involved in various kinds of crimes in the country with the patronage of the Government. It was a wrong calculation of putting Sri Lanka at nine. It must be less than that.

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    Sri Lanka has the requisite “qualifications” and a “natural aptitude” to achieve first place under Hitlerpaksha & Brothers!

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    TNA buddies South Affica ist there just before Sri Lanka…imagine that….

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    The Index referred to may be out-dated (see below) however a sector of
    the Index can be getting closer to the truth. Look at the Travel warnings by UK, USa & now Australia – does it not spell out something we
    know very well, except the GLP loony.

    Sri Lanka is FIRST in the latest Index – Sleep-walking in Flights.!!
    I am sure no one will dispute my finding?

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/04/most-dangerous-countries-lifestyle-travel_dangerous_countries.html

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      March 2009? Of course this could be is true. Just few weeks before one of the world’s ruthless most terrorist outfits bit the dust. However, no more suicide bombings in SL since then, touch wood.

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    Specially dangerous to Tamil people specifically to Tamil women.

    So what is the wise thing to do?

    Leave SL with dignity than live in SL with indignity.

    Am I wrong?

    So far 1 million Tamils have made the dignified choice. Hopefully the remaining will also follow them.

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    PLEASE HAVE FAITH, IN THE HITHERTO UNKNOWN, NATURAL RAMIFICATIONS TO COME. PRABA AND RAJAP; POLITICAL DEMONS HAVE SERVED NOBODY BUT THEMSELVES. SRI LANKA WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED,THE PEARL OF THE EAST AND STILL IS. ONLY PLEASE, PRAY FOR THE DISMANTLING OF THE CURRENT, REGIME
    WHILE THE PRABA CULT HAS ALREADY FOUND ITS WAY OUT. THAT WILL LEAD TO
    A BETTER AND HUMANE PLACE FOR ALL ITS CITIZENS, TO CO-HABIT.

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    During the war , we were placed 9th?. I thought it was much worst.

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