18 September, 2021

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Strong Linkages Between Rajapaksas And BBS – US State Department

Strong linkages between the Rajapaksa regime and the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) have been highlighted in the International Religious Freedom Report 2013 released by the US State Department few days ago.

In its references to Sri Lanka, the report notes that local media and NGOs have noted ‘strong linkages between the BBS and the government, particularly Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa who appeared prominently at public BBS events during the year.’

Gota and BBSIt further notes that despite the Constitution and other laws and policies that are in place to protect religious freedom in Sri Lanka, in practice, the government as well as local authorities have failed to respond effectively to communal violence including attacks on members of minority religious groups and have also failed to bring perpetrators of such crimes to justice while also adding that a ‘culture of impunity’ protects the alleged Buddhist perpetrators.

The content referring to Sri Lanka has also listed out several attacks against religious minorities in Sri Lanka that have mostly took place under the tacit patronage of the Rajapaksa regime including:

  • The destruction of a Hindu temple in Dambulla to make way for a pond in the Dambulla Buddhist sacred zone and the eviction of Tamil Hindu families who had paid rent to Sinhalese landowners from the ‘sacred zone’ with the promise of alternative living arrangements with the promises yet to be fulfilled.
  • Attack on the Grandpass mosque in Colombo
  • Numerous attacks on Churches
  • Overall decrease in societal respect for religious freedom – the Buddhist nationalist groups led campaigns targeting Muslims and Christians

The Religious Freedom Report has also quoted a survey by the Asia Foundation – an international NGO working in Sri Lanka – and the state of religious freedom in the country where it notes that the study had found that religious tension continued to be a problem among Muslim, Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist groups.

“Sixty-four percent of those surveyed believed that attempts to convert people from one religion to another should not be tolerated, a perception that was relatively consistent across all religious groups,” the Report states adding that the survey by the Asia Foundation had also revealed that higher percentages of Muslims and Hindus did not feel free to express religious opinions in public.

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  • 16
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    So would the hypocrite Judah Gota resign now?
    He wont because he is one of the top hypocrite Sri Lanka has ever produced.

    USA knows everything but they allow him to play havoc.
    One single call from any US top officials could make Greasepiya Gota wet his pants.
    Unmitigated double game or what?

    • 3
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      “Unmitigated double game or what?”

      Double Game? False Flag” BBS” Norwegians?, Israelis? Christian Fundamentalists?

      Who Downed Flight 17? Ukrainians? False Flag Operation?

      http://www.infowars.com/multiple-reports-ukrainian-fighter-jets-were-with-malaysian-flight-17-when-it-was-shot-down/

      MULTIPLE REPORTS: UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JETS WERE WITH MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17 WHEN IT WAS SHOT DOWN
      Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down?

      Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down.

      The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when it was shot down.

      Eyewitness interviews by BBC Russia lend weight to these allegations:

      Eyewitness #1: … And there was another aircraft, a military one, beside it. Everybody saw it.

      Eyewitness #2: Yes, yes. It was flying under it, because it could be seen. It was proceeding underneath, below the civilian one.

      Eyewitness #3: There were sounds of an explosion. But they were in the sky. They came from the sky. Then this plane made a sharp turn-around like this. It changed its trajectory and headed in that direction [indicating the direction with her hands].

      • 6
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        Amare,
        How about the 9/11 Twin Tower episode?
        That too is in question now.

        Leelage Bappa – How about Bin Ladin and Taliban?
        Who made them?
        What happened to WMD deliberate lies?

        Blair, Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice, Richard Butler, Berlusconi, Jose Maria-Aznar, Howard must be sent to Hague to spend rest of their lives.

        • 1
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          “How about the 9/11 Twin Tower episode? That too is in question now.”

          Your question very similar to Mervin Silva’s actions. Like… Samurdhi Officer tied himself to a tree!

        • 0
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          He has already given you a link before.
          You are behaving like an adolescent isnt it??
          You dont need to donate if you dont have or dont want to but read.

          Donate: http://StormCloudsGathering.com/donate

          Now ask your self how Sonia who never passed from Cambridge but was a restaurant hostess tried to be PM. Her pop was a mason and nazi follower who spent 2 years in russian jail.

          Everything is a matter of time.- no one can change the world overnight because it is networked over and above your dreams.

          hanuman ki jai ;)

          • 2
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            Javi,
            Give us break or speak English.
            Your craps are unbearable.
            Don’t just go overboard.
            You behave like a bull in the china shop.
            Your examples are irrelevant.
            You are off road every now and then.
            Bloody boring.

      • 1
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        Russia a rogue country. They shot down a Korean Airline in 1980s knowing that it was a passenger Jet!

        • 3
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          I am sure your word is all the proof one needs.

          • 2
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            “I am sure your word is all the proof one needs. “

            I mentioned it here because it happened so long ago when you even don’t know how to hold your KUNJU and urinate :)

  • 5
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    “The Religious Freedom Report has also quoted a survey by the Asia Foundation – an international NGO working in Sri Lanka”

    A white van must have already despatched to hunt the people working in this NGO ? -:)

  • 9
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    This is an open secret in Sri Lanka. only thing is USA should mention that their own citizen is behind everything.

  • 6
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    Have they not found out any wrong doings of other religious groups in SL ? Strong links of SL Ministers to Ajahthollas, Mullahs and the Pope ?
    What a credible report !
    Could be like the report Collin Powell presented to the UN “Iraq has nuclear weapons !

  • 7
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    If there was no linkage, these saffron robed terrorists would have beens stopped long time ago, and the main hate monger, who incites and provokes, would have been thrown in jail.

    Either that or the Goat who acts deaf and dumb when it suits him is incompetent.

  • 10
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    Why the hell the world is still dragging its feet without just bumping off these Terrorists (Mahinda/Gota/JHU evil axis)?

    Stop issuing statements and do something that really hurts these criminals. The Sri Lankan racist state must be held responsible and punished.

    If the Sinhala Buddhists did not change in 100 years (After 1915 Riots by Sinhalas) they will never going to change in the next 200 years. The only solution is invasion by Super Powers destroying the infrastructure of the Sinhala Only state and make them beggars again.

    British is the ones who handed over the power to Racist criminal who were at that time was under the evil indoctrination of Anagarika the monster with a spooku face and a dark heart.

    If the Sinhala Buddhists still venerate him means that they will still want to go down is history as ONE STUPID RACE in believing a Freemasonic Bastard (Anagarika) who wanted his future followers to commit murder on his evil teachings.

    DESTROY SINHALA ONLY – Before it comes to everyone’s home….

  • 3
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    There is no point in anyone commenting on the truth. I remember a verse my Grandmother use to tell us when she saw these type of events – “IT is like raining on a buffalo!”

    • 0
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      What is that meant to mean??

      malay bombay onions with a dash of hinala!

      Truth is always in the tasting- tea or pisky- 100%

  • 5
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    Why don’t u.s cancel gota s citizenship in u,s and black list him

  • 5
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    Very funny. It took so long for US State Dept. to figure this one out. At least now, to prove their sincere concerns, isn’t it time to tighten the screws if they really care to do something about it. After all it is one of their own citizens who is the mastermind behind all these racial tensions.

  • 2
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    WhooHoo!

    State Dept gone stale it wants the Islamic puppet AlCIAd at Lanka.

    Beans new look corner shop Biswas viswasa natha.

  • 3
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    Hey Dayan,

    Why have you not rushed to invoke Sri Lanka’s “Sovereignty defense” and castigate U.S. for its inappropriate “interference in internal affairs?”

    Are you scared, enlightened or have you moved on to an NGO pay-roll?

  • 2
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    Gota has got a Godfather-the Israelis, they block off any anti Gota actions by the US. End of story. We all know the jews r more powerful than the americans in america !!!

  • 0
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    LOL. US said similar truths before. That Iraq had chemical and biological WMD, and that it could launch WMD war heads against Britain! Oh yes, we believe in US. Three billion others might not.

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