19 November, 2018

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Teldeniya Killing: Racial-Motivation Not Established

Teldeniya is in shock after a man succumbed to injuries sustained after being attacked by a group of men. The identities of the victim and his assailants have raised questions whether it was a racially motivated attack, but this has not been established, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Kumarasiri, a Sinhala resident of Ambala, Teldeniya, is alleged to have been accosted by a group of Muslim men who had followed his vehicle to Teldiniya from Kumbukkandura and then assaulted a few days ago. Allegedly, Kumarasiri had angered the group by not allowing them to overtake his vehicle.

The man was admitted to hospital and later transferred to the Kandy hospital where he succumbed to his injuries last night.

Four suspected assailants have been arrested.

It is reported that white flags have been put up all over Teldeniya town and that shops are to be closed as a mark of respect or protest.

It is not possible to ascertain whether the ethnic identity of either victim or assailants had anything to do with the murder.

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    Yes the racial or religious element should be investigated. There are Sinhala racists, Tamil racists and most certainly Jihadi type Muslim racists. Was this the work of racist Jihadi wahabists? Or was it a simple traffic issue and road rage?

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      This is not a pre-meditated murder, but a murder of a Sinhalese by a bunch of Muslim thugs. You may not call it racially motivated, but certainly the perpetrators would have known that they are Muslims and the victim is a Sinhalese. Is it bravery for several people getting together and attacking a solitary individual. Had this been a murder of a Muslim committed by a group of Sinhalese, by now several Islamic racists would have shouted hell that it was racially motivated, and even that stupid outfit called OIC would have issued a statement condemning it. If Muslims cannot tolerate a Sinhala cyclist not allowing them to overtake, just imagine what will happen to Sinhalese if by chance Muslims will come to rule any part of the country.

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        Al-faquriah:
        Yours is a blatantly racist and poorly-disguised effort to raise all kinds of fears. based on what community people belong to, when it happens that the death of an individual is caused by someone from a different community. I am surprised that CT’s editors let this appear.

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          Big Picture first: Attacks on minorities always are motivated by CORRUPT politicians to DISTRACT, DIVED and RULE the moda masses. This is an established pattern in India and now Sri Lanka.

          This is happening after the local government elections and failure of Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe to resign or be impeached for robbing Cenral Bank.

          A pattern is emerging : Targeting of minorities happens before and after Elections and points to POLITICAL players – when SInhala politicians are competing and corrupt and this is their strategy – both Mahinda Jarapassa and Ranil. DIVED and RULE by distracting the MODA Sinhala masses, from their CORRUPTION and CRIMINALITY.
          The timing of these incidents after the recent local government election defeat of Bondscam Ranil shows that there are external elements who want to keep RW, their agent in power. Of course Mahinda Jarapassa is a Racist and he needs to be in the same prison cell with Bondscam Ranil.
          Perhaps SOME Muslim youth are getting tired of SInhala Buddhist Majority racism and attacking back? This is how the LTTE started too!

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            S MODAYA..
            ##SOME Muslim youth are getting tired of SInhala Buddhist Majority racism and attacking back? This is how the LTTE started too!##
            It will not happen in SriLanka at once…. Muslims are the MOST TOLERANT , FOREBEARING COMMUNITY in srilanka and specially in eastern LOVE the srilanka STF and Army always..
            But when the Sin Kele budda Terror engulf all parts of srilanka as it was in 1983 then there will be a uprising……
            But in Srilanka 99.999999999999999999999999999999 Budhists HATE all sin kele racists and kasippu rowdies so that any racial violence will not spread to other parts of lanka..
            I personally had opinions from many more budhist friends and people about this violence, all clearly said Unacceptable . Must be controlled and be eradicated Sin Kele Racism from srilanka.

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          Writing the truth about ground realities is neither racist nor incitement. It is the view of non Muslims that government is turning a blind eye to growing Islamic fundamentalism due to political needs. What is happening in Kandy could have been averted if the government took strict measures. When analysing this incident at surface it appears that Sinhalese are at fault, but when you go deep there may be a sinister motive by Muslims. It is better for this Wandha Pethian to keep quiet.

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        Al-faqurlah, the certified idiot,

        If local OIC does not do the task, obviously the foreign OICs will come in to the picture. With all respects to the victim, and fully deploring how the Muslim men reacted, I would like throw a question to your dumb brain:

        “Why did you expect Muslims to tolerate a Sinhala cyclist not allowing them to overtake?”

        That Sinhala boy not allowing to overtake or the other Muslim boys getting into road rage are not unusual things in our country – What is worst is the way your mentality works.

        As long as boorish, ill-bred fellows like you are around, the country will never prosper.

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        Al-faqurlah:

        Ever since you started commenting in CT, you appeared a racist or someone wanting to incite violence among communities. However, I felt you were a student and improving your English with writing comments of your fav subjects, so it looked okay. But you’re getting intolerable now!!!

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        You are an Idiot to think this way, first of all the people who cause racial calamity regardless of what religion should be smashed, All these Jihadist and Moda Bodu Bala should be smashed.. Forget the incident, these issues happen on the road always, so are you suggesting that each time any Srilankan get involves in a fight he/she should ask the question ” Are you Sinhalese or Muslim”. Your assumption of those Muslim thugs knowing the victim was Sinhala before they wailed on him ,baffles me. were u there ?what are u an oracle?. Get the F*** out of here.
        Regardless of any ethnicity, any group of people hitting an individual man should be punished
        Learn to incite peace and not hate, i get this is your opinion, if you do not have anything positive to STFU..

  • 8
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    CT

    All people are capable of perpetrating heinous crimes irrespective of their race(?), religion, region, ………… under different pretexts. And then go on to rely on their friendly media to relay their versions of explanations/justifications/fear mongering/…………. spinning news and comments left right and center.

    Percy, Shenali, …………. believe they feed the Muslims hence as a collective punishment all Muslims should be starved of food, ………

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    Very poor reporting from CT. Don’t jump to conclusions, nothing has yet been established. How many Muslims/Tamils/Christians have been killed by Sinhalese. Do we immediate assume that as racially motivated? When you know the vast majority of the country are very ignorant and believe everything they read without reflecting, don’t publish such irresponsible articles to stir conflict!

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      To understand the report, you need to consume Facebook and other social media. Check what the Sinhala racists say. They say it is racially motivated. CT report is correct. I salute CT for this.

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        Today when Muslim thugs murdered a Sinhalese for a flimsy reason, it is not racially motivated, but tomorrow when Sinhala thugs murder a Muslim on some pretext, I am sure all Islamic racists in the world will jump up crying racially motivated crime.

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          Al-faqurlah, sorry you can’t intoxicate me. I am used to that sort of tricks. Are you a Tamil guys trying to incite violence?

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            “Are you a Tamil guys trying to incite violence?” Probably it is working on a stupid racist on you only.

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            lol… Amila, ignore this prick…

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      Good point. This could very well be road rage gone too far. I doubt when such things happen it is planned. People stupidly get angry, and it escalates into a crime.
      Whoever did this must be arrested and thrown in jail.

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      Rubbish
      Agree with you on CT reporting regarding this. Actually it’s irresponsible reporting.

      But I dislike that parts of your comment. “How many ……………………………………. by Sinhalese.” & “vast majority of the country are ignorant”

      They’re your irresponsible reporting.

      Any conflict has a reason. If Sinhalese killed others or others killed Sinhalese, both are wrong.
      Don’t whitewash/ be in favor of Muslims even if you’re a Muslim.

    • 3
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      Rubbish:
      Well said! CT needs to be more careful about what it publishes on what it publishes in the matter of racist slurs and attempts to generate inter-community hatred.

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        LOL CT is established in order to generate inter-communal hatred. The very existence of CT is for that.

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    It has been reported DIG requested all shops of Muslims and Mosques to be closed . Muslims are advised not to travel through Kandy to colombo from East.
    The vicious and barbarian [edited out] Racists are seeking a way to attack Muslims in the area . If happen what would our mother lankas future be ?

    Ampara carnard accused are free and again an other [edited out] Terror on the edge in Kandy . OH…
    Once year before a Budist sin kelya tortured and killed an Muslim girl in same district. But Police manipulated the case by giving certificate as killer was an mental patient. Muslims never took up laws in their hands but patiently accepted..

    How long will Sri lanka Muslims tolerate all these Racist [edited out] Terror in SriLanka?

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      You say that one year before a Buddhist Sinhalese tortured and killed a Muslim girl in the district, but police manipulated the case by giving certificate as killer was a mental patient, and muslims never took up law in their hands but patiently accepted. Similarly one year ago a Tamil girl was raped by several Muslim youths in Mutur, but so far no action has been taken against them. Tamils never took up law in their hands and are suffering in silence. Before trying to point a finger at the Sinhalese, go and get your Muslim racists brought before law. You are falsely accusing Sinhalese of trying to unleash terror in Kandy, when the perpetrators of this brutal crime are all Muslims.

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        Al-faqurlah – Isn’t is so dumb and backward to expect if and any unfortunate things like raping, killing happens between members of two different communities, rest of the people in the victim’s side should take up the law in their hands and make the entire village/city a killing field?

        Better to practice silence than preach bullshit!!!

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      All Sinhalese please note what this stupid fellow is saying “How long will Sri Lanka Muslims tolerate all these racist terror in Sri Lanka”. The answer is simple – For ever. Could the Muslims tell what can they do other than sulk in a corner. What makes one think what happened to JVP Sinhalese and LTTE Tamils will not happen to Muslims , if they try their tricks with Sinhalese who are remaining tolerant to Islamic nonsense.

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      CEYLONEE

      Fault is in Muslims, there cannot be smoke without fire.

      What’s happened to our Muslims is that seeing Tamils success in gaining outside sympathy by 1st attacking Sinhalese & letting Sinhalese attack them, they’re also fond of making it to their advantage.

      So the so called incident at Teldeniya might have been planned by Muslims to arouse Sinhalese for racial violence & show to the world that Sinhalese are racial & thus gather sympathy.
      It’s not easy to swallow righteous minority (in the world) so destroy their dignity 1st & then swallow.

      That’s their motto

      Sinhalese, be careful, you’re going to be swallowed.

  • 11
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    To be honest I am a Muslim and I would Like to say that what these Muslim group did to the sinhala person is wrong it cannot be justified or even be accepted to kill some one just because he did not let them overtake the car if some or anyone would do or justify this they are worse than animals and to note I wish the government of my Country Srilanka which as a proud srilankan even as a Muslim would like to see become more better,modern and safe for more years to come I would like the government to reduce racism and to work with law and never manlupate evidence even if a Sinhalese killed a Muslim or even the same way around but this killing could not be justified in anyway and I would like the government to give the severist punishment possible for these type of stupid people killing for dumb things and in our religion it is not justifiable to kill some no matter their religion which is stated in our Quran and it is said to give them the death penalty or give blood money but I think if these guys deserve the death penalty

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    New report……

    Today , In Bibile – in Monaragala District, Uva Province of Sri Lanka, Some Sin Kele rowdies went to a Hotel run by Muslims , and started disputes thus created tensions in the region to make an other clash between Muslims and Budhists .

    Minister Ranjith Mathuma bandara promised that he would not allow any attacks on Muslim by Sin Kele Budhists.

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    Enough is enough… These out of control sinhalayas need to be taught a lesson. For far too long the muslim Youth have been patient. Let’s face it, there was going to be retaliation at some point and this could be the beginning. Although this is a sad state of affairs for the country, the muslims have had enough of this bullying. For the past 6 years the Muslims & Christians tolerated all forms of abuse and harassment with patience, an eye for an eye seems to be the only option left on the table. If the rule of law does not apply to the sinhalayas it should not apply to any other community either.

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      THANK YOU CT for the news.

      Millions of Muslim shenanigans, crimes on Sinhalese by Muslims, etc have been “swept under the carpet” by corrupt politicians and corrupt media, only an occasional one manages to make the news.

      Muslims are being settled strategically all over Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka by the Mosques, Muslim organizations, and Muslim politicians. Now, there are more than 4 million Muslims in Sri Lanka, most of them are illegally smuggled into Sri Lanka, and they are abusing Sri Lanka’s free health care, free education, free housing, etc.

      Vigilants of Ampara, thank you for bringing attention of “pethi” to unaware Sinhalayas. [Edited out]

    • 1
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      Dear Coolio, think before you comment. do not point finger to all Sinhalayas. This incident is hyped up by few people and mobs all backed by few politicians as well who wants to come to power. Im a Muslim and majority of my friends and associates are Buddhist. A good Buddhist will not engage in Racism, majority are against this racism however they are keeping their mouth shut coz they dont want to go against their community.

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    What happened in Ginthota ,Galle area few months ago. Muslim came to sinhala area and hit to sinhala houses. Then sinhala people gave return hit back well. Muslims are responsible for that violence.

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    Sin Kele Rowdies started to target shops and buses even though death of budhist guy was not a Racial-Motivation.
    Now one whole sale Shop belongs to Muslim businessman has been set on fire in Digena . 02 private buses have been attacked in which Muslims were travelling . Bodu Balu sena Kaavi Terrorists have visited the funeral house.. Just now electricity went off…….
    STF are petrolling the area .. We have to wait how Gov. going to protect innocent Muslims from Bauda Kaavi Terrorists..

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    I don’t agree with comments suggesting that CT reporting here was inappropriate. On the contrary the CT report had taken care to state that there is no evidence to suggest racial motives to the incident. If the converse occurred ie if the victim was Muslim these same voices would have praised CT for brave reporting! That is the majoritarian dilemma in the country.
    The perpetrators of this ghastly incident should be dealt with firmly. Obviously road rage. But road rage should not end in murder. It rarely does so, but the law should deal with the perpetrators as forcefully as the law permits.

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    Attempting to hide News is really witless. This news did not spread through public media. If leaders not coming to acknowledge situation, then it will only feed gossip through social media, which is one so far remaining as source for this news. After West dominated Mass Media started to blackout Muslim’s side stories, now, they are well accustomed to social media. In turn that has become more difficult to control the terrorism by Muslim extremist groups. Lankawe may not want to plunk in that here too. Instead, it is going stay ahead social media and going to tell the truth and do the correct so both side will cool down.

    In Attappallam more than 20 Tamils are arrested and kept without bail. It is not clear not bailing out means if the government is planning to invoke PTA and keep these people for another 25 years. All what the Tamils did was trying to stop a race forcefully taking over their cemetery and trying plough through their buried ancestors’ cemeteries.

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    What arrogance of these buggers just because they own a car (most probably The car is owned by a bank or financial Institute on lease)
    [Edited out]

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    Please dont blame Sinhalese It was Mulims who had killed this poor Sinhalese . Now dont put all blames on Sinhalese and show Muslim’s baby face . All the time Sinhalese have to eat the humble pie !

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    SL as a nation has taken one-foot forward and fifteen hundred feet back. Never did I as a child( born in the early 1980s) living through the civil war ever envisage the future of Sri Lanka in 2018 to be this downtrodden and deplorable. Extremely disappointing. Who would have though as a nation we would go down this path instigating racial disharmony. There was a time, where I associate those who instigate communal disharmony with a small percentage of illiterate and uneducated in our society (with the exception being a few elite politicians). However, I suppose I would need to concede, seems like the more educated we’ve become the less tolerant and less understanding we have become of each other. We certainly are not a nation of people who will ever learn from our past, instead continue to make the same mistakes over and over again . And, thereafter wonder why we are in the same position 70yrs post independence. It’s time to accept reality for what it is. Unfortunately Sri Lanka is a failed state. Perhaps, it’s time to start at the very bottom and rebuild our social fabric instead of living a false dream thinking that we are tolerant and a sophisticated lot! We certainly are quite primitive in our way of thinking irrespective of our level of education or social standing.

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    Police arrested around 11 Sin Kele Rowdies who attempted to attack innoncent Muslims in the area.
    Now the most hated by Eastern Tamils and Muslims and trouble maker, Venom: Sumanaratna -Kaavi Kaamaduru , from Batticaloa vikara, came to the Theldeniya Police station with his Kasippu rowdies in order to yell out ”release all arrested” , in front of Police..

    its crystal clear Bodu balu sena terrorists are behind the scene.. Police denied permission to take dead body to be taken through town.

    See the photo… https://i.imgur.com/Gt9k6zw.png?1

    Some shops and a Mosque have been attacked by Kasippu Sin keleya. Also Mp Dilum amunugama , a Mahinda Supporter trying hard by giving pressure to police to release all accused .. Now curfew imposed n the area.

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    Guys , please stop provoking people with racial comments. Firstly understand this murder is between a group of mobs,un-educated barbarians who are not matured enough to control their anger nor behave in public and who are not capable to respect another human being. I would request please do not blame the whole community ( Muslims&Buddhist ) for an issue aggravated due to this clash. All these are provocation of dirty politicians who are in hunger for power and money. Please dont let this country to be in a disastrous situation. As long as all communities are together the country will prosper. Lets leave this racism, lets hold hands together and be one and shout out that we are Sri Lankans, we are proud to be a Sri Lankan.

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    No wonder in this reporting style. CT is by minority, for minority and against majority of Sri Lanka. If the same murder is fine by four Sinhalese to a Muslim, then so-called NGOs, Muslim racist, pretending Democratic heroes, fundamentalist Muslim politicians, police and most of the media very easily and with no any hesitation will put this as a real mark of violence against minority. They will publish id number, name, address and photoes if those attackers. That much democratic all these bunch of wicked foxes.

  • 0
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    you all are racial people do not wants to interact between communities. But if get an opportunity to catch a girl from other community you religious belief and teaching do not prevent sexualy attack her.

  • 1
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    I have many Muslim friends they are older generation. The problem is with young muslim generation. Someone had spoiled their minds. I have observed this situation many parts of our country. I REQUEST OUR OLD MUSLIM GENERATION TO TEACH YOUR YOUNG ONES TO HOW YOU SURVIVED GENERATIONS IN THIS COUNTRY.

  • 2
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    Hello
    Get real
    Other than a handful of people
    Many Muslims keep wanting their own ways established in every country they are in.
    A few people would like to live peacefully but the majority wants everyone to be a Muslim
    Get over it
    It will never happen
    Sri Lanka is a Buddhist sinhalases country many do not want to accept that.
    It is not Al Lanka
    It’s Sri Lanka

  • 0
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    Road rage is a normal thing in Sri Lanka. Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims all engage in the violent behaviour when it comes to driving. It has nothing to do with race. I remember that once our vehicle was followed by drunken men in another vehicle because we overtook them. They were Sinhalese. At one point they blocked the road and stopped our vehicle. Luckily they let us go.

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    If some drunk brainless bastards do an injustice they should be punished and only them…….its utter horse shit…..y are some sinhalese thinking that the whole muslim community should be put to blame??? So many muslim mosques burnt over the few years by the sinhala mobs, name me which temple was burnt by muslims????this is not a matter of race friends its their problem and those drunks ..the four drunks should b the ones to be punished…give them a death sentence we dont care…they deserve it! But please please please stop pulling a fight with the whole muslim community…..voice of a muslim youth who is afraid of going to tutions today……

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