20 September, 2019

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Tamil Undergrads In Sabaragamuwa University Under Threat

Undergraduates of Tamil ethnicity in the Sabaragamuwa University have expressed concerns over the safety of their lives following a brutal attack on one of their colleagues and threats issued against Tamil students over leaflets put up in the hostel premises.

SabaragamuvaShanthikumar Sudharshan – resident of Kilinochchi and a first year undergraduate of the Sabaragamuwa University had been attacked early Sunday (3) morning by a group of five masked men. Sudharshan’s colleagues had found him few hours later unconscious, with cut wounds on his body, severe blunt force trauma to his head and rags stuffed into his mouth.

The incident had occurred in the ‘Shantha Bandara’ hostel premises that accommodate only first year students while the Defense Ministry managed university security service – Rakna Lanka officials were present. During the investigations into the incident however, they have claimed they neither saw nor heard anything suspicious.

Notices containing threats to Tamil students had also been put up in the hostel premises the same night ordering all Tamil students to leave the premises within the next 10 days. The notice states those who dare defy the order would be shot to death and any females will be raped. These threats have escalated the climate of fear that prevails among students of Tamil ethnicity in the Sabaragamuwa University.

Students say this is not the first instance of anti-Tamil sentiments have been propagated within the University. A similar incident had occurred on July 11 where notices containing racist statement against those of Tamil ethnicity had been strewn around the university.

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    “Students say this is not the first instance of anti-Tamil sentiments have been propagated within the University. A similar incident had occurred on July 11 where notices containing racist statement against those of Tamil ethnicity had been strewn around the university.”

    This is called Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Racism and Chauvinism in Lanka , the Land of Native Veddah, by the Para Sinhala, who came from South India.

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      Amarasiri,

      That is not all, read this item one below:

      Destroy all Muslim and Tamil villages: BBS said recently.

      The general secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS), Galagoda Athethe Ganasara thero stressed to destroy all Muslim and Tamil villages all around the country.

      Thero made this statement during meeting with BBS activists recently.

      We will observer Mahanayake theros guidance this regard, BBS general secretary said.

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      “This is called Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Racism and Chauvinism in Lanka , the Land of Native Veddah, by the Para Sinhala, who came from South India.”

      Govt. attempts to bring in communal clashes to universities
      MONDAY, 04 AUGUST 2014 11:00

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7382:govt-attempts-to-bring-in-communal-clashes-to-universities-&catid=87:other-stories

      See Pictures.

      A group of thugs that broke into the hostel of University of Sabaragamuwa on the 3rd at about 2.00 a.m. has attacked a first year student of Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. The thugs gagged the student, assaulted him, cut him with a sharp weapon and had fled.

      The student was admitted to Pambahinna Hospital and had been transferred to Balangoda Hospital later. There had been five in the gang of thugs.

      A student activist from University of Sabaragamuwa told ‘Lankatruth’ the attack had been carried out when students were getting ready for another round of struggles after the students councils were banned by authorities 509 days ago. He said authorities are engaged in a scheme to divert the attention of the public away from the issue.

      The attack was carried out on Chandrakumar Sudarshan, a student from Muhamala in Jaffna and the thugs had put up posters with communal slogans in toilets of the hostel before fleeing. The slogans in broken English and Tamil say, “This is our country, Leave this place, you are tigers’.

      According to the student who was attacked the gang of thugs that had come were sturdy and rugged men looking between the ages of 30 to 35 and one of the thugs had a tattoo mark on one of his hands.

      Senior students of the University had prepared and carried out a programme regarding ‘sub-culture’ of the university and the history of the student struggle. However, university authorities, that had not been in favour of students getting united, had not given permission for the programme and had closed the university for 1 ½ months.

      Students say the student who was attacked stayed in an external hostel but it gets protection from ‘Rakna Lanka’ security service. They say due to the security service no one could enter the hostel and the place where the attack took place was not more than 10 meters from the place where the security service is. This shows the attack had been carried out with a plan and the support of the officers of the security service.

      Students also emphasize that the student movement in the country never allowed communal clashes in universities even during the ‘black july’ or during the 30 year separatist war.

      Student activists say an agenda is being carried out by authorities to divert the attention of the issue of suspending studentship of 7 students and human rights violations being carried out in the University.

      They said, as the student movement, they would be alert to the sinister moves the authorities are planning and are being carried out and pointed out the brutal attacks carried out by gangs of thugs and shooting incidents that occurred in front of the University were not accidental happenings.

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    Where all these ethnic issues going to end up? Sinhalese killing all Tamils & Muslims? or vies versa? Majority who only watch TV and newspapers do not know any of these escalating issue happening in the Miracle of Asia…

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    Go to Jaffna university.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      Tamodaya – Thama Modayek – You a fool

      Exhibitionist !

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    The Sinhalese will have to hold themselves responsible if the country moves into the 2 Nations in 1 country reality. There was a security
    team present in the Sabaragamuwa U and still they chose to remain silent. The region and the world should make a note of this development.

    Backlash

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      Backlash

      “There was a security team present in the Sabaragamuwa U and still they chose to remain silent. The region and the world should make a note of this development.”

      There was a security team present at ALUTHGAMA and still they chose to remain silent. The region and the world should make a note of this development.

      Not only did they remain silent, they ASSISTED the Sinhala BUDDHIST RIOTERS AND KILLERS.

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        Dear Amarasiri,

        The decline and degeneration of our country, in a way, began in 1977 when in that pogrom against Tamils that year Sinhala lower rung and higher Police officials refused to go to the aid of the
        Tamils under attack. There was a celebrated SP serving in Kandy – an outstanding Tamil sportsman, who, seeing the breakdown in discipline among his own men, then noted “Ceylon is finished”
        He went to Australia and died – out of sheer worry of a country and people whom he loved. This continued, in a much larger way, in 7/83. The Sinhalese, who got to the streets against the Tamils, thought they have done the majority Sinhalese a favour.
        See what eventually happened? There is no going back now.
        Everyone lost – except for a few crooked politicians, who made a fast buck.

        Backlash

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    Where are we heading as a Nation after the defeat of so called terrorism. This MARA makes PRABA a saint, seeing what is happening in North,South and all spheres of civil society.No one and no area is spared by this Southern Praba, who has taken over the Master Terrorist role after the defeat of LTTE. The sad part is Prabakaran made it known who he is and acted as per his conviction and never was a hypocrite.

    But this Southern Terrorist has covered himself with the SATAKA and pretending to be a true Buddhist and causing so much carnage under cover, ably assisted by his GOON Brother GOTA the Goat.

    Come on Moda Sinhalese, come to your senses and understand what you people are doing by aiding and abetting this murderous regime, who will ruin our country so much that there will not be a state called Sri Lanka, not for Sinhalese,Hindus,Christians or Muslims. This island will be taken over by the Indians and Chinese and we people will be looking up and taking orders from these two countries. Mark by words and wish I will not live to see that day, sadly my children will.

    Wake up Bloody Fools, before it is too late it is we who will suffer and the murderous MARA & Family will take refuge some where with all their ill gotten wealth, starting from Tsunami Fund, LTTE funds, Commissions from Mattala Airport,Hanbantota Port, Road Construction and you name it. These fellows can feed a few generations from what they have robbed from you and still you act like bloody fools.

    I wish I could say more about these Murderous Traitors who act far worse than terrorists, but time shall not allow.

    Over to you the BOOT LICCKERS of MARA & CO. who get some bones from these Traitors and Murderers. Say something otherwise you will not be paid the next instalment of bones. Think of doing something decent for a living, will you.

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      Sri Lanka should turn to Allah and Wahhabism as the answer for all this turmoil.

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        yes, let’s replace one bunch of lunatics with another bunch of lunatics.

        “no logic is BEST logic”

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    When notices had been put up, the matter should have been taken up by the Rakna Lanka security, with the university administration,who would have been aware, and resolved to prevent further escalation.
    The failure to do so, should be urgently inquired into.
    The nation does not need another ethnic conflagration.

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    What conclusion you make out of this?
    Tamils cannot live peacefully along with Sinhalese anywhere in this island under the rule of Sinhala Buddhist rule.

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    All our hopes and dreams of reconciliation and peace and a new dawn are now, once again, going up in wisps of smoky despair. The King said “THERE ARE NO MINORITIES ANYMORE” but WE THE SINHALESE. well most of us anyway, beg to differ. The cleansing of this blessed land goes on; some Christians awhile ago, a few Muslims then, and now back to the young Tamils who would dare to take their rightful place in an institution dedicated to learning.

    Once again, the dedicated security team has been asleep on the job and found wanting; or did they turn a blind eye?

    What will the blessed Chancellor say? Will the erudite man be heard?

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    thugs and communal minded people are capable of anything. it is going to be too risky for the tamil students to continue. it is advisable to transfer them to a safe institution. otherwise as usual they will put the blame on the innocent students after everything happened.. badulla was totally vacated by the tamils after 83 pogrom. thero G, JHU leaders and people like w.weerawansa are responsible for this situation.

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    Lets hope that this doesnt develop into a tit for tat across the Palk Strait. Govt should take swift action to bring the miscreants to book.

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    We Thamizh have been propagating an unending stream of abuse and assaults on Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu (the latest is that Sri Lankan children from a U15 cricket team were threatened and had to leave for their own safety).

    There had to be blowback eventually. Or this could just be yet another drama by We Thamizh :D

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      Your use of “We” that was funny, “we” all believe you !

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      batting on for approval huh Siva Sankaran “Blacker” Sarma! go boy way to go!

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        The ‘blocker’ is the only army deserter who became a ‘defence analyst’!!! – now reincarnated !!!

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    Simply unbelievable. Even in the height of the LTTE none of the students of different ethnicity were touched by student leaders of other ethnic gps. Except for few ragging gone awry incidents(by their own people). The general consensus was people of their own ethnicity to be in charge of ragging(though it is abhorrent practice in common decent terms, these nut jobs had some standards)
    This must be a new development. If the DoD nexus security firm is responsible for the security, it is reasonable to question if this is a part of a bigger plan of ethnic cleansing of south is taking place than a regular ragging incident. May be having access to unimaginable power, with no consequences has made him gone mad( when he sees people are rising up against him, sees all as an ungrateful citizen). He must be thinking the history will put him at the right place and he can go on going what he pleases. Most foreigners called SL as the most dangerous place to be during the time of ethnic conflict, present day is even worse. Looks like, no one is safe there.

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    I just don’t understand the Buddhist Sinhala society’s mentality of allowing this regime to do all these. Gota & his saffron robed Buddhist thugs are behind all these atrocities happening today every where in the island. Be it grease yakka or forces raping children, kidnapping, intimidating, murder, Aluthgamas and Beruwalas or DIG Indran’s transfer.
    A complete break down of law and order, justice and every damn thing !How dare this guy is operating devils and doing all evil things to the society and the donkey and monkey siblings are just watching it.

    Their day are probably numbered but they are wreaking havoc after havoc and no one is yet there to stop this carnage.
    Every one is silent including the Buddhist prelates for reasons obvious to all. Only God knows why these high level priests are also keeping quiet, unless they are too racists. Lanka is burning and people should wake up or reap the ‘benefits’ and leave them for your future generations to come.

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    A news paper article or any proper source to believe this story?

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    If elements in the government or the shadowy elements under its wings are involved in this incident, they are malodorous scum whatever their rank and position in this country may be. If such incidents are being staged to consolidate the Sinhala vote bank in the forthcoming presidential elections,it is a traitorous and criminal move against the interests of this country. I hope the people- all citizens- will come together to defeat these sinister designs and prove that they yet have a functional moral compass.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Now what…. government silence, covering up things and acting like astupid assholes made this type of things the cause of a war in early 1980 s. UNP governments are not fit enough to control their own gangs. History has repeated upto that point. It is tamil peoples responsibility now to come forward and clear the shit out. A single speech accepting the 2016july event jaffna uni by a tamil will clear off all the hatred and bring love to all sinhalese and tamils. Love u all.

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    In 1983 when LTTE killed soldiers it all started.J R Jayawardena as President did not take any action for 72 ,hours while the government spionsored thugs killed many civilians in Colombo.Ten the burning down of the Jaffna library which sent the negative picture about the Singhsalese to the whoke world.UNP was governing then too.

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