29 November, 2021

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The British Tourist Is ‘Shocked And Upset’ After Being Deported From Sri Lanka For Displaying A Buddha Tattoo

By Colombo Telegraph

A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, the BBC reports.

Ratcliffe got the tattoo in Burma, and says it was not something he took lightly | Photo BBC

According to the BBC, Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.

The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism – the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese. But Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.

“As soon as he saw it the chief officer went crazy. You could see it on his face, he looked really angry and said I would have to go back to London.They took my passport and held me there for an hour and a half. All the time they were bringing people in to look at my arm, and they were shaking their heads. I was explaining my case, pleading basically, and the chief officer just told me to ‘shut up, shut up’ and he refused to talk to me.” Ratcliffe told the BBC.

“I like the artwork in tattoos obviously and, due to my belief in Buddhist philosophy which I have followed for many years, I thought a quality tattoo of the Buddha was rather apt.” he further said.

According to the BBC, more than 100,000 British citizens visited Sri Lanka in 2012, accounting for 10% of the total number of tourists. The UK is also the country’s second-largest trading partner after India.

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    The typical Sri Lankan Buddhist idea of following, protecting and paying tribute to Buddhism it seems is to act contradictory to what Buddhism states, implies and signifies. A case of pearls before swine…

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      Dear Mr. Ratcliffe

      I am a Sri Lankan born Buddhist. I apologize to you as a Sri Lankan Buddhist about the despicable treatment dispensed to you. Upon arrival in Colombo.

      This has nothing to do with tolerant form of Buddhism, I was brought up on or believe in.

      Sri Lanka is in the midst of a totally fake Buddhist Renaissance. Promoted by Ethno-Religious Fascists. Covertly supported by cunning political masters in high places.

      Sri Lankan situation is a bit like the “Golden Dawn” crap going on in Greece, at the moment.

      I personally will never wear symbols of religious importance on my body. However, as a Buddhist, I fully respect and tolerate your right to do so, if you so choose. Many millions of Sri Lankans do the same.

      Please bear with us, Sri Lankans. And support us. As we battle dark clouds of religious intolerance engulfing our beautiful country, at the moment.

      Make no mistake Sri Lanka will prevail over intolerance at the end.

      And do return to Sri Lanka as a very welcome guest, when that day dawns.

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        you kiss ass

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          Is that your only argument?

          Are you one of those fake guardians of Buddhism in Sri Lanka?

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            He is Exhibit B of the point am trying to make. Exhibit A is below as is C, D, E…

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          Senguttuvan, be wise.

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        In a way serves Radcliff right. Why did he not take a Buddha potty from London and show the locals how to purge than have their bollocks eaten by pigs.500 years after the death of Gautama some idiot wrote a book which is difficult to believe. Gautama never said it was a religion because he remained a Hindu so why this fuss?

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      He can go to court chalenging the immigration act or the officer if he acted contrarry.

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        Again, beware of the street hooligans, inbred by the country’s junta.

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        Deportation was not based on law of the land.

        Immigration Officer was suffering from the BBS instigated “Vigilante Police” syndrome, I presume. And lost his mind upon seeing the tatoo.

        Leagal system in SL has now completely collapsed. No point in going to a court. CJ Shirani Bandaranaike herself is unable to attend to her duties.

        Need Jusitce? Befriend a member of the gigantic Rajapassa family, cronies or henchmen. They will dispense justice to this poor tourist as they see fit. Rajapassa is SL’s sole Institution. Like VP for Tamils. Congrats Sri Lanka!

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      Will members delegates to the CHOGM be turned away if they sport Unwelcome Tattoos?

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    To all those tourists out their who are hoping to tour Sri RajaPakistan: For God’s sakes there are plenty of other South Asian countries you can visit without having to be harassed by extremist civilians and monks like what will happen to you if you come to this country.
    You will get a better deal for your money in countries like the Maldives, Thailand, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Think twice before you book your tickets. This country is no longer the island paradise that it once was.

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      Hello Mr. Bean

      Your ideas are aimed at destroying Sri Lanka. Not rebuilding or improving.

      Why don’t you take up meditation to tackle your raging hatred towards Sri Lanka. Believe me, it will help you.

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        A warning, my dear fellow, a warning. The white men deserve at least that from us…

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          Right.

          You approve what happened to that poor tourist at Colombo airport because he happens to be White.

          Here is my take. Treat other people, black or white, the way you want to be treated yourself.

          Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in he world”.

          Unlike BBS “Balu Sena” members, Gandhi was a true Buddhist, in my eyes.

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            What? Missed the point of my answer completely, i see.

            To be honest, I cant really say i expect better from the folks here. I didnt say i approved of it: i was telling you to calm the f___ down. The guy you replied is on the same side of the argument as both of us are, so what manner of fool are you trying to make out of yourself today by pulling the race card?

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              Shall we say your saracasm or sense of humour is above average?

              Yet, why all the swearing anyway?

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              CT dithered to observe the word “f___down”, which is clearly eligible by anybody to put right letters into the blanks to phrase it.

              Could you correct your oversight, if you intend to?

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        @Ben Hurling

        This was on a friends status on Facebook.

        Ahhhhh……here it is once again! Aney ithin good to have buddha photos/statues in almirahs (where we keep jangi, jockstraps, bras, sanitary towel packs, condoms, mithuri, money, gold jewellery etc), good to have it inside cars, good to wear it as pendents, good to have it inside wallets, good to have it in kitchens, good to have it in bedrooms and have sex forgetting the statue/photo is staring at you!!) good to have it as key tags (to protect material possessions..oh sorry forgot that there are dudes in SL who padlock you know what and carry the keys all the time with them, may be those keys too have key tags with buddha statues..), good to have it everywhere ….problem arises only when we see Sudda athe gahala!!!! :D

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        @Ben Hurling

        I have nothing against this country. It’s a very beautiful country. But I sure as hell have an axe to grind with the despotic and nepotistic Rajapaksas’ and the majority of the Mahavamsa believing 3 brain celled idiots in this country who have a xenophobic minority complex who think they are God’s gift to mankind.
        These people will never accept or give equal status to minorities on their own. They will have to be forced into it. And the only way is to hit them in their stomachs. Economic sanctions and boycotting the country. This worked against South Africa, and I am sure it will work against Sri RajaPakistan.

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          Equal status to minorities? Perhaps you want to be a bit more specific?

          Does it mean 2/3 of SL coastline & 1/3 of SL land mass for an ethnically cleansed, Tamil only Ealam? Like VP tried to grab and failed.

          Does it mean a 50/50 division of power? When N&E Tamils are only 12% of population? As demanded by Tamil nationalists after Independence.

          Equality and a perverted version of Tamil ethno nationalism are two different things.

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            Ben Hurling:
            Seems like Bean is able to flush out your inherent racism parading as anti-Prabhakaran rhetoric.

            2/3 of Sri Lanka’s coastline? What the hell were the Sinhala Buddhists doing letting these “Dravidians” inhabit that part of the island all these centuries? Was it, by any chance, because they were too damned lazy to work as hard as those “Dravidians” to survive even when the post-independence gave them irrigated land and settlement allowances to park themselves in those parts?

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          1.What’s that 3 braincell idiot mean? It’s more than average Bean. Human brain cell only have 2, Neurons & Glia.
          2.Aren’t there any hotspot other than the stomach?
          3.Economic sanctions and boycotting of what?
          4.Why you name some other entity, be straightforward, don’t be shy to call our president with his names, boy?

          Your fartistic approach release only carbon dibaxide.

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        Ben Hurling:
        Bean speaks the truth and there is no use your talking about the beauty of Sri Lanka and its past glories (if in fact there were any) This is a despicable land ruled by a despicable junta. There is no use pretending otherwise.
        The only glimmer of hope is if vast numbers of Lankans rid this land of the pestilence that assails it right now and, considering who put them in power and keeps them in power, that’s a very faint hope indeed.
        “People get the government they deserve” is the fact of the matter even though the minority to which some of us belong knew what Rajapaksa Rule would mean.
        Let’s see what the coming cauldron of fire is going to produce.

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          Sri Lanka’s future does not belong to one corrupt family.

          Sooner or later they will have to pack their bags and run.

          Take it easy.

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            Ben Hurling

            “Sri Lanka’s future does not belong to one corrupt family.”

            Yes I agree. It belongs to my people.

            “Sooner or later they will have to pack their bags and run.”

            So will the Sinhala/Buddhists, Tamil/Saivaite & Sinhala/Tamil Muslims and Sinhala/Tamil Christians.

            Get use to the future Ben Hur ling.

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              Veddda,

              I could get used to that.

              Living in harmony with nature. By hunting and gathering.

              Zero carbon emissions. An added bonus with that kind of lifestyle.

              Look forward to becoming a loyal subject of Dambane “Wannila Aththo”. When that sunny day comes.

              Afer all, what could be worse than the corrupt circus we have at the moment in SL. LOL.

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            Ben Hurling

            “Look forward to becoming a loyal subject of Dambane “Wannila Aththo”. When that sunny day comes.”

            This is a comment you made below in this thread.

            We will exercise stringent criteria for citizenship in Nations of Vedda such as:

            Stupid people can apply but their applications will be turned down. I expect on the merit of their applications, all Tamils and Sinhalese to fail according to our first criteria.

            A panel of Vedda elders to review all applications and appeals hence no bribery involved.

            There are other conditions that we can discuss when we come to cross the bridge.

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        Beware, of the possibility that the ones who took meditation have already being transformed to hooliganism.

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        President Shehan is taking up long distance swimming, I am told.

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      Paradise is no place to piss around

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        ParadisO lostO, youO fishO in thO miragO.

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    What would happen if you had prophet Mohamed in your hand in the middle east?

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      No one knows what Prophet Muhammed looked like, as Muslims don’t promote pictures and statues. So therefore a tatoo of Prophet Muhammed will never be recognized to be him, unlike Lord Buddha. So anyone wearing any tattoo resembling the Prophet can go scott free as it would bear no resemblance.

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      Your bottom could be sandwiched.

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      THAT QUESTION IS SILLY,SINCE MUSLIMS DO NOT PORTRAY ALLAH OR THE PROPHET.
      WE DO NOT HAVE PICTURES OR STATUES.FURTHER ANY FORM OF TATTO0 IS PROHIBITED IN ISLAM
      THE PROBLEM IS WITH BUDDHISTS BECAUSE YOU HAVE PICTURES AND STATUES AND WORSHIP THEM. OFFER FLOWERS AND FOOD.ETC.

      THIS TOURIST SAYS HE WAS REALLY HONORING THE BUDDHA BY CARRYING THIS TATTOO ON HIS ARM.

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        Dude have you heard of the Caps lock key??

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          Well, the Caps lock key is not a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad or Allah, either.

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      He will bite your hand.

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      What would happen if you had a Chinese Buddha on your arm?

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        You will grow a big belly and laugh all the way to heaven.

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    Dear
    What is your religion? You may be a Christian. Please tattoo with a Jesus Christ if you like. Don’t insult other religions. I also ask from those who commented ” Will you tattoo Jesus Christ or Poppet Mohammed ?? Disgraceful!!!

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      Just google Jesus Tatoo or Buddha Tatoo and you’d see how common it is. It’s just that our village folk are like frogs in the well and even our immigration controllers have probably not left the shores of this island to experience an alternative way of existence and acceptance… As was the case with the taliban. I fear the worst for this country’s future.

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        Hela Karmaya cohorts have infiltrated in to Customs & Immigration Dept, I dont know how.

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      The man says he’s a buddhist. Read the articles on the internet, or stop commenting, “Dear”.

      HAHAHAHAHA! the old argument of “will you do this if you’re a X or Y”! my “Dear”, go and see how many people have tattoos of christ or the cross or the virgin mary. As for Muhammad, there are no images of him, and images and idols are banned in islam, unlike in buddhism, christianity and hinduism.

      Educate yourself, “Dear”.

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      Poor Tanjana is disgraced.

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      How is it an insult to Buddhism to have a picture of the Buddha tattooed on your body? Do you know how painful it is to get such an image tattooed? Surely it must take great devotion to undergo hours of pain just to insult Buddhism? You say you won’t tattoo the Buddha on yourself; that is probably because you don’t have the balls to take such pain.

      How is it an insult to have the Buddha tattooed but not to have him on our walls, on our street corners, in our private buses, in our kades, and everywhere else?

      You Buddhists are idiots if you believe that you need to protect Buddhism.

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        David

        “You Buddhists are idiots if you believe that you need to protect Buddhism.”

        Did you mean Buddhists or Sinhala/Buddhists?
        One correction, Buddhists are not idiots, but Sinhala/Buddhists are.

        Why did it take so long for you to realise Sinhala/Buddhist are idiots like you and your Tamil brethren?

        You should have used different IP addresses for your multiple personality disorder (MPD).

        Now we know you suffer from MPD would you be kind enough to switch your personality to a LTTE rump and demand “International Independent Investgation” into war crimes and crime against humanity?

        Very entertaining.

        You have a great sense of humour which I love, perhaps you have the potential to be a great clown.

        No business is like show business, you have the oomph as a clown.

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          Dear Ooruwarige Booruwa, when I say “Buddhists”, I’m referring to the Buddhists who have commented here in defense of the deportation; I don’t care whether they are Sinhalese, Tamil, or Chinese.

          I am not a Tamil, nor do I believe all Sinhalese Buddhists are idiots. I do think you are an idiot, as well as a coward, as I have pointed out many times.

          I am using the same laptop and internet connections as I have used for the past year and a half, so the confusion over IPs is CT’s not mine. You may take it up with them, since they seem keen on feeding your delusions.

          @David, after reading your email we understand its our mistake. But the reason we removed your comments was the picture in your gavator doesn’t come with your comments. We thought it was someone else.
          we apologize for the inconvenience – CT

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            Well, CT, can you please remove your comments accusing me of using a false ID which you have scattered all over this thread, and allow my original comments through.

            @David, after reading your email we understand its our mistake. But the reason we removed your comments was the picture in your gavator doesn’t come with your comments. We thought it was someone else. Please repost your comments, so we can approve. we apologize for the inconvenience – CT

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            just out of interest David you say your not a Tamil but i do believe your half Tamil via your Mother and half Burgher via your father how do you call yourself? coz if you no im not a Tamil then the same logic applies and someone can say No your not a Burgher?

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              Yes, I am half Tamil, from my mother’s side (I have often pointed this out), but it would be dishonest of me to say I am a Tamil because I am not culturally connected to that part of me — I don’t speak the language, or have any particular affinity with the community. Culturally, personally, my outlook is that of a Burgher. I cannot claim to be Tamil without having to explain all of that, and I don’t think it necessary to do so when responding to someone who is disparaging towards Tamils. But by blood, I’m half Tamil, if there is any difference in the colour of blood.

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          Matter is solved – CT

          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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    Lord Ganesh is sad that Antony Ratcliffe had not displayed Lord Ganesh tatoo. Lord Ganesh always like cracking jokes on him and remember him by displaying his figure. If he comes on Ganesha Chathurthi day displaying his tatoo, he will be given sweets and not turned away like the fanatic customs officer. By the way who gave the authority to deport the tourist when he has the right to remember Lord Buddha by way of tatooing his image. When many illegal activities are taking place in the country, can the Customs Officer explain as to how the British tourist had engaged in illegal activity. I think he was not given ‘Santhosam’. In Sri Lanka, now everyone in the Government Department from top to bottom are crazy.

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      Lode Ganesha is made from Parvathi’s laddu for a time pass.

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        I am sorry. I saw a picture where a lady having Lord Ganesha on the back of the her body and he seems to be happy and dancing. I think she is blessed by Lord Ganesha. Similarly I saw a person having MR’s tatoo on the back of his body. May be a good advertisement.

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    May he attain Nirvana. Well this Tatoo can be fake. Another Channel 4 creation to humiliate Sri Lanka. We must refer it to the Lankan expert on Tatoo and verify whether it was not fake then only we should deport him.

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      I dont understand what is fake and genuine in a tatoo. Can someone elaborate. Appreciate it.

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        It is their right to remember a figure (whether it is Lord Buddha, Lord Ganesha, Jesus, Mary, etc) of their choice. They have some liking towards those figures. Why should we interfere.

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    Much ado about nothing. No one puts up a tattoo of something or someone if they hate it. Another black mark on the stupidity of authorities in this country. Instead of showing how tough they are on tourists, they should first do the right thing and be tough on the criminals who killed a British aid worker and assaulted his girlfriend. THAT will be the right thing to do.

    So far we have miffed Britain with the handling of their citizens, attacked all nations who question our human rights record, and turned off the Arabs with the anti Islamic attacks on their religion and food. Tourism one of our top revenue earners, is going to suffer the consequences of actions taken by our idiotic government.
    The country is sinking. China even refused us further aid. Great going.

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      Can I carry a Bible or wear a crucifix when going to Saudi Arabia? Sri Lanka is heaven by comparison.

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        He should also be glad he was not entering Israel. He would have been treated like dirt, and had his personal belongings confiscated, damaged, and personal date extracted by what sounds like a police state. Having a tattoo or wearing a crucifix is nothing compared to this interrogation.

        “Security-related delays are not unusual for travelers carrying audio-visual or data storage/processing equipment, and some have had their laptop computers and other electronic equipment confiscated at Ben Gurion Airport. While most items are returned prior to the traveler’s departure, some equipment has been retained by the authorities for lengthy periods and has reportedly been damaged, destroyed, lost or never returned. Israeli security officials have also requested access to travelers’ personal e-mail accounts or other social media accounts as a condition of entry. In such circumstances, travelers should have no expectation of privacy for any data stored on such devices.”

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        No one here to defend Saudi Arabia, if you refuse to abide by their rules by showing disrespect to Islam, either fall in line or get kicked out.

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          What nonsense if you are big enough to be at Aramco Saudi there are bikini babes and booze with no quotas. There are still over a 100K marines stationed there.

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        Hellass some say.

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        How low your general knowledge to compare our folks with Saudis ?

        Why not trying to compare directly with north koreans, Lybians and any like minded ?

        Those middle east countries are not democratic rulers. The fact alone beheading an innocient girl from SL lately proved this to all even never heard of the country their brutal human rights violations.

        ours is not democractic country though it is being named after.. however, we have not had govts of middle east^ sort sofar.. thanks to MR and rulers, it is even going to be worst than such

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        Every tourist deserves first warning and then to be sent back ? Only those who have dealth with foreigners could better know about. This shows the foreign policies of the rascal minded that have been destroying the nation. Besides, this single issue could bring that harm to entire nation that proved records to be kind and friendly folks among the europeans.

        Foreign minster together with authorities should focus on this issue unlike the british tourist killed by president^s henchman and is deserved to be scot free today. Lanka is sinking, this we can see being outside – on the very day CNN and other foreign senders could give a powerful publicity to the inaguaration Mattala airport today, but I failed to even read about it being on the west. Locals may know nothing about this because they are being fed with state media only.

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      It should have read ‘Much Fuss about nothing”, Shakespeare made the comedy of errors in his grammar.

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    While there are many other Buddhist symbols to represent Buddhism, a portrait of Buddha tattooed on a person is highly inappropriate and disrespectful.

    Walking through the Sri Lankan immigration with an arm cut to show off the tattoo had its repercussions.

    @PresiDunce Beans: please try going through Thailand immigration with such tattoo… I dare you!!! You can name your new tatoos whiplashes!!!

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      You know Rukshan, the problem in Lanka is that we have too many people trying to be modern-day Buddhas, trying to say what the Buddha would or would not have found offensive. When he himself expressedly mentioned that he was not to be worshipped etc, etc, the ‘true buddhists’ of sri lanka are kneeling before images of him made of clay.

      Can you spot the hypocrisy? Can you hear the glass shattering around you as you cast the stones?

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        They aren’t bullet proof.

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      Rukshan:
      I thought the dark ages were long past but it seems that there are people from that time who are still among us! You should be walking around in an animal skin, dragging your wife along by her long (unkempt) locks and in a variety of other ways displaying your Cro-Magnon attributes which go even farther back in history than the dark ages.
      One thing’s for sure, the current regime will probably name an airport after you after they’ve done building enough airports to name after their immediate family!

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    Maybe the online visa form should advise on the religous sensitivities of the people and govt. To spend money and come all the way to be deported is not a good experience.

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      Now everybody who enter SriLango will be stripped and teased. Yeww Naughty, how Lewd aney?

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    The sad thing about the whole episode is more than likely the person who was deported follows more of Budha’s teachings than the person who deported him and the people who are supporting those who deported. Intolerance maybe a good tool to stay in power and divert attention from the real problems, but will take you forward.

    My 2 cents.

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    Bullshit !!!
    Can I make a tattoo in my arm of Jesus Christ and go to Vatican? Or can I have a tattoo in my arm and go to Mecca?
    Same applies for Buddhism as well.

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      PLD Pathirana

      “Same applies for Buddhism as well.”

      Buddhism is supposed to be a tolerant philosophy.

      However the chosen people have other ideas, of course their own brand of Sinhala/Buddhism. The greatness of Sinhala/Buddhism is the absence of tolerance.

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      So Sri Lanka has become like the Vatican or Mecca?All you guys and that racists nutty outfit -BBS should realize that Buddha is not God .He never said he was.Buddhism is just a philosophy not a religion.

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        What is philosophy? Buddha addressed his people directly and advised, prohibited, encouraged on various matters of the omnibus. Philosophy is not what it should be called re-legion, as he travelled with his legion of 500 monks. it’s A way of life, simply as that. He didn’t prefer to sit under a tree in the jungle and never preferred to be a vegetarian like a hermit as preferred by Devadatta. His chosen way to address the people in day to day business to be congruent in their understanding and dealings of the earthly life is what the Sri Lankan Devadattas missed.

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        Noooo Chris,

        You are so wrong! We are a very tolerant country. We only insult the occasional Muslim, Christian or Hindu. :)

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          Nocturnally, overnight.

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      For goodness sake…there are loads of people who have crosses -a symbol of Christianity, tattooed on their arms but are not turned away at airports because of it!

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        I know lots of Sri Lankan Buddhists who have the Dhamma Chakka tattooed on their arms/bodies. Will they be sent away on Leaky Boats? The Buddha Himself, asked us not to worship statues and pictures, which is what the ‘Guardians’ of His Dhamma in Sri Lanka seem to be doing! They are mistaking its outward manifestations for the True Dhamma!

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          Pol Pot

          “They are mistaking its outward manifestations for the True Dhamma!”

          Hence an urgent need to liberate Buddhism from the clutches of Sinhala/Buddhists, perhaps a religious duty.

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      Further to my comment above, ladies and gentleman i give you Exhibit A Mr. PLD Pathirana. His ludicrous comment is self explanatory.

      Dear sir, if you were a ‘proper’ ‘practicing’ Buddhist, you will not get angry or be moved by this tattoo or most things in life. As a case in point, recall the story of the man that hurled filthy abuse at the Buddha himself. What was his response? what was his response to the monks that followed him who were very angry at the time of the incident? These are mere A B C’s of an extremely deep philosophy. You don’t seem to understand even this. At least be honest with yourself and ask if you truly qualify to ‘protect’ and ‘champion’ Buddhism. Kindly stop insulting something as priceless as the Dhamma with your ignorant idiocy.

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      P.L.D. Pathirana:
      It is YOU who is spouting what comes out of the south end of a bull headed north.
      It is such utter unadulterated rubbish that it certainly does not justify even an attempt at rebuttal.
      Whatever happened to that rock which gave you concealment from civilization all these years? You’d better find it and seek its shelter before someone decides to squash something that is long past its best-before date.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator

      @David – Could you please stop using others identity, if you use it again, we won’t be able to edit them. – CT

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        I have not used anyone’s identity but my own. I would appreciate it if you would uncross your wires and check the IP addresses instead of talking nonsense. You have corresponded with me in the past via my email address so why not check it?

        If you’d rather I didn’t comment on your blog, I’d be happy to comply, but kindly say so instead of making up accusations and deleting my comments. Thank you.

        @David, after reading your email we understand its our mistake. But the reason we removed your comments was the picture in your gavator doesn’t come with your comments. We thought it was someone else.
        we apologize for the inconvenience – CT

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    yeah yeah….big deal….if ya’ll open ya big mouths about cases of pearls before swine and tour to Sri RajaPakistan, let me tickle ya interest in watchin CCTV footage of this self righteous moron tryin to make a fuss thinking the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is still a property of the East India Trading Company……….

    And btw – in Maldives, u can’t have a good drink without spending half ya fortune and to possess a fortune of that caliber, one must be more refined than this scoundrel. Look what has happened to Thailand after being unconditionally welcoming. Also, Mauritius and Seychelles aren’t destinations that average British Janitorial Scum can afford. We need to position ourselves as a premium destination of utmost prestige. Thanks to certain ppl, this endeavor seems to be impossible.

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      This Kali is the crazy Senguttuvan, disguised. The Internet crawler.

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    Budda Tatoos, Budda bars, what else next?
    All these must stop.

    A good decision.

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    Dear Mr Ratcliff
    you are lucky to come back to London. Take a deep breath. You escaped from white van, operated by ……?
    I read a story couple of weeks ago, again a British tourist was attacked by a council member.
    There are many places to visit if you are looking for cheap holiday. not a country where many things are going on -you may not know, mass graves, genocide etc
    think twice before visiting to that country
    if you believe in Buddhishm, do not contribute a penny to a country which got some new Buddhist phylosophy

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      If I may add to the advice of “sinhala” friend in the above, here are some suggestions for your next visit to Sri Lanka. Avoid doing business [Edited out]

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    BBS mentality has permeated the bad side of the Buddhist nation so completely. Seeing the speed of its spread, Taliban will be in the shade in no time. Taliban will be rated as too benign and BBS will become the ROLE MODEL for all places including TN.

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      CHANAKYAN

      Sri Lanka has never been a Buddhist nation and never will be as long as the Sinhala/Buddhists are in control of the state.

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    Kick all the Brits out! They gave me no visa to go to their country. :( Also, because they restricted the visas to Lankans, there aren’t many people passing through the immigration, which means less extortion for the immigration officials.

    Revenge!!!

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      lionel

      You could have gone there as asylum seekers. Sri Lankan immigration officers would have turned a blind eye for a handsome fee.

      Or find a politico fixer who can arrange your travel to any country in the world including boat trip to Australia.

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        Native Vedda,

        You are blaspheming against the Buddhist immigration officers! You owe them a public apology. :P

        Taking bribe is un-Buddhist! How dare you suggest that these pious Buddhist Immigration Officers, whose religious sentiments so deeply offended by the tattoo, could ever take bribe.

        May god forgive you!

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          Yes, “Apogee”, the climax of bribery.

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          lionel

          “You are blaspheming against the Buddhist immigration officers! You owe them a public apology”

          If I am blaspheming “Sinhala/Buddhist” immigration officers, so be it. I am not guilty as charged.

          Would now define the following concepts:

          Blasphemy
          Immigration officer
          Public apology

          State the law under which you are charging me.

          “Taking bribe is un-Buddhist!”

          I agree.

          ” How dare you suggest that these pious Buddhist Immigration Officers, whose religious sentiments so deeply offended by the tattoo, could ever take bribe.”

          I agreed that “Taking bribe is un-Buddhist!”

          Buddhism and Sinhala/Buddhism are mutually exclusive. Therefore Buddhism has nothing to do Sinhala/Buddhist Immigration officers.

          The Sinhala/Buddhists do not need a reason to be offended. In fact they are offended by their own thoughts, words and actions. They are also offended by their own image on the mirror.

          There are a lot of people who are fond of tattooing their bump. Are you suggesting Immigration Officers must have the powers to strip search each tourist in case they have Buddha tattoo hidden under their clothes, particularly white bumps.

          If you think so, then you must be a frustrated dirty old man preaching Buddhism to perverts as yourself.

          By the way are you expecting to be appointed as the first head of Sinhala/Buddhist Taliban Moral Bump Police? I wish you well.

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            Native Vedda,

            I was being sarcastic! Perhaps i did not make the point well.

            The immigration officers are (most of them, if not all) very corrupt. Being a good Buddhist means that they should wean themselves off this disgusting practice of taking bribe. Instead they try to demonstrate their piety by deporting an innocent tourist who had tattooed on him the figure of Buddha because he loved him.

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              lionel

              I got your point in the first instance. I take every opportunity condemn the Tamil and Sinhala stupidity and am proud of it. This was one opportunity that I didn’t want to miss.

              Thanks for letting me have a go at these stupid people.

              I look forward to more of the same. Please oblige me.

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    The fake Buddhists have forgotten the teachings of Lord Buddha. i.e. “Meththa”, “Muditha” and “Karuna”. By throwing out the Brit, the fake Buddhists violated the basic principles of Buddhism. I wonder what Lord Buddha would have said if he had seen the rumpus created over his face stamped on a man’s arm.

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      Curious?

      “O the white Mleccha! I do not accept this”.

      Buddha didn’t even want his image to be used at all! So, if getting a Buddha tattoo is disrespectful than so is adorning Buddha statues too.

      In general notion it is not sensible to get so attached to an image that we discourse over and become angry, disturbed, distressed or otherwise thrown into suffering that is nothing but a symbol.

      Even though the tattoos aren’t not that less disrespectful than a bird pooping on a Buddha statue in the temple garden or a street corner, It is wise to be neutral in decision or desire not to incarcerate the Dhamma and the respect of the Buddha.

      No symbol, chant, ritual or prayer will take the place diligently following stepping stones of the Dharma toward ultimate liberation from suffering.

      “All conditioned things are impermanent, all conditioned things are suffering and all things are not-self” – the Dhammapada 277-279.

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    The Buddha preached TOLERANCE . There are people of many religions who have tattoos related to their faith . Christians, Catholics, Hindus,Jews and many others. It is a shame that Sri Lanka is practicing an extreme form of Buddhism. Turning Away the tourist from London may have repercussions for Sri Lanka . Singhala only had its toll on Sri Lanka . Now this Buddhism only will have its toll on the Island . Now there is a Muslim -Singhala – conflict brewing brewing !! Hope saner counsel prevails .

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    In my opinion, the tourist should not have been deported. On the other hand, at least the matter ends here. Let us not forget what happened when the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a cartoon of Muhammed. 200 people died in the riots that followed. Sri Lankan Buddhists are still pretty tolerant, by comparison. :)

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      Geert Wilders, again the continuous attack on Muslims, and the tarring of all Muslims by what hooligans on the street do. May I remind you that no one judges the entire Sinhala Buddhist majority by what the saffron robed thugs and their goons do when attacking mosques and businesses. The Sri Lankan Muslims know better than that, and have shown restraint.
      It seems your desperation to turn the majority people against all Muslims are not working.
      Are you dense, or unable to comprehend that your intentions are obvious when you keep referring to
      Muslims and some negative snippet that has no bearing in the subject?

      Islamaphobes are obvious here. Your comments only reflect the hatred that consumes you.

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          David Blacker

          Stupid man, use different IP address if you are using others’ identity.

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            Ooruwariga Booruwa, stick to what you understand — amudes and beehives. Don’t worry about IPs.

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              David Blacker

              “Ooruwariga Booruwa, stick to what you understand — amudes and beehives. Don’t worry about IPs.”

              I was only trying to help you very, very very stupid man.

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              I suggest you help yourself first, you rogue.

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        We know that jihad doesn’t judge either. An infidel is an infidel. Welcome to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Palestine. 100,000 dead in Syria already. No need for me to express hatred, when you have a book that does the job beautifully. Or when your comrades go rioting over a cartoon. For the benefit of readers, why don’t you explain jihad and why your book says its okay. Then we will have a better idea of your level of “restraint.”

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          Jihad is the foreign policy of the Islamic state. The state will use its army to defend its people against foreign aggression.

          Why is jihad wrong?, and the Capitalist western wars upon muslims not?

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            lionel

            “Why is jihad wrong?, and the Capitalist western wars upon muslims not?”

            I want no war, no violence, no man made madness, ………. especislly where I live and breed. In other word Not In My Backyard. Please take all your wars whether by Jihadis, West, East, …. LTTE, JVP, Sri Lankan statea, away from people.

            Wars are fought by stupid people.

            If and when states and non state actors decide to fight it out please let them go to Mars or any other alien world and test their might and stress their point if there is one.

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              Native Vedda,

              I too would love that ideal world where there will be no wars. Where people will respect others sanctity, and where, should any problem arise they would solve it by talking to each other. But it doesn’t happen that way unfortunately.

              When an army invades your country, and plunders your resources and violates your men and children, the right thing, and the only thing that is right is to fight them off.

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            @lionel,

            Why are you giving readers a false definition of Islam? Here is the real definitio from Wikipedia:

            There are two commonly accepted meanings of jihad: an inner spiritual struggle and an outer physical struggle.[1] The “greater jihad” is the inner struggle by a believer to fulfill his religious duties… The “lesser jihad” is the physical struggle against the enemies of Islam.[1] This physical struggle can take a violent form or a non-violent form. The proponents of the violent form translate jihad as “holy war”

            So, anyone can see that violence is acceptable (within certain parameters) in Islam. Here some examples of jihad: the attack on the World Trade Center, the slaughter and subjugation of Shias by Sunnis in Syria, and using suicide bombers to attack Americans and Israelis in Iraq and Palestine.

            Obviously, not every Muslim is a fan of violent jihad, but as the definition points, the Q’uran (which mentions jihad 41 times) accepts it as acceptable behavior. This is what Mimi means will happen if the Muslims let go of their “restraint.”

            Definitely, BBS, Gotha and other interested parties must know about jihad before it begins. This is not like fighting the LTTE; millions of Muslims, as a religious duty, are donating their money to jihad.

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              *why are you giving a false definition of jihad

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                Lester,

                “*why are you giving a false definition of jihad?”

                You will never learn. For you never listen or read with an intention to learn. You are simply looking for ‘facts’, and interpretations that would confirm your prejudices!

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              Dear Lionel,

              I have learned well from your comrade Osama Bin Laden.

              On that basis, and in compliance with Allah’s order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:

              The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty Allah, “and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together,” and “fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.”

              Osama was a billionaire who gave up his rich lifestyle to do jihad. He is a true Muslim. Do you disagree?

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              Lester,

              You ALLEGE that is what OBL has said about Jihad. Even if he had actually said that, then that is an opinion, with which not every Muslim scholar agree.

              However, where everyone agrees with OBL is in his stated goal, which is to drive out the American armies and its allies from the Muslim World. The worst atrocities are committed under American occupation.

              Would you agree with that goal?

              (If there is an atom’s weight of decency in you, you would condemn the brutal occupation of Muslims by the American, instead of blaming the victims)

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              Lester/Heshan/Observer isn’t a Buddhist. He is a fundamentalist Christian (and also a retard) who believes Jews and Muslims should be wiped out. He can’t say this without making Christianity look bad, so he’s pretending to defend Buddhism.

              He doesn’t really like Buddhists either.

              If anyone has any doubts, here is what he said on GV: “I nominate China for the Nobel Peace Prize. For chasing the Dalai Lama out of Tibet, destroying thousands of Buddhist temples, murdering and imprisoning thousands of Tibetan citizens, threatening Taiwan, and of course, valiantly defending Sri Lanka against the imperialist pro-LTTE West.”

              “Every air-raid does not cause civilian casualties. If every air-raid caused civilian casualties, there would be no more Iraqis or Afghani’s left. Air-raids are done with pin-point precision… the bombs are laser guided, they are dropped by multi-million dollar fighter jets from 5000 ft above. The targets are based on real-time ground and satellite intelligence.

              On the other hand, when your Jihadi brothers go on suicide expeditions, they don’t care who dies. When they drive cars with bombs attached to the ignition, into busy marketplaces, or when they dress as FEMALES and hide bombs under the birqa and explode themselves… this is where MOST of the casualties are. MUSLIMS are killing MUSLIMS… that is the SAD but true FACT in Iraq and Afghanistan. Less than 5000 Americans have died in Iraq… yet your Jihadi brothers have exploded how many thousands of bombs so far? How many IED’s… how many bombs strapped to the a-s, d–k, waist, armpits, etc. have they exploded so far? Americans are protected by armor plated steel; they can easily call for reinforcements – therefore the American casualty rate is pretty low. So kindly tell us who these bombs are killing that your Jihadi brothers love to explode on a daily basis?

              And before you complain about Afghanistan, we know your Taliban brothers did not allow women to go to school. They did not allow women to STEP outside of the house without a male companion. They did not allow women to WORK. Your Taliban brothers did not allow movie theaters, they did not allow MUSIC, they flogged men who did not wear beards… this is what I mean by DEMOCRACY. EVERYONE has the RIGHT to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. There is no PLACE in this world for SHARIA LAW.

              God bless the USA! I am so sure every KURD is saying that today, and every AFGHAN girl who goes to school.”http://groundviews.org/2009/10/10/the-nobel-peace-farce-president-obama/

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          Forget Syria. How many have died in mother silly Lanka? Now if we are compassionate and have a 2500 year history of compassion how come we crush all insurrections with extreme ruthlessness? A chronology to rekindle you memory – 1971, 1989, in the south and 1983 to 2009 in the NE?

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      There is no analogy between Buddha Tattoo and Danish cartoons.

      The Brit had Buddha tattood on his, he said, because of his love for Buddha. Apparently he was an admirer of Buddhist philosophy. (by the way, Buddhism is quite popular amongst some western ‘atheists’. It is a ‘religion’ without a god.)

      But the Danish cartoons were full of political message, unlike this simple tattoo, and had insults to all muslims. Some of the cartoons belittled and insulted the Islamic concept of Jihad, which is necessary to expel those foreign occupiers in Muslim lands.

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        If the Muslims had ignored the cartoons, there would have been very little publicity. By going on riots, the cartoons became world famous. As Marx pointed out, religion is indeed the opium of the masses (or perhaps fools is a better description).

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          Lester,

          thank you for the advice! Next time someone insults us, our mothers or any thing else that we value so much we will not do anything about it.

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            Have you been to the West? Every popular newspaper has cartoons poking fun at the Catholic Church, politicians, etc.

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              a bit of harmless fun is ok. But to denigrate someone else’s mother, wife or other things that they value is not fun!

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              So how come you are getting worked up for a mere tattoo? :)

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          Lester/Heshan/Observer isn’t a Buddhist. He is a fundamentalist Christian (and also a retard) who believes Jews and Muslims should be wiped out. He can’t say this without making Christianity look bad, so he’s pretending to defend Buddhism.

          He doesn’t really like Buddhists either.

          If anyone has any doubts, here is what he said on GV in defense of the LTTE ethnically cleansing the Jaffna Muslims:

          “Also they keep increasing their population with no control at all. They are monopolizing the trade and economy here and they have all the ill gotten money from various fraudster works, that is being used to buy over traditional lands and properties belonged to Sinhala Buddhists. ( i.e. Kaudana Road, Dehiwala is now entirely Islamic state.

          Exactly. That’s why the LTTE kicked them out… can you really blame the LTTE? Muslims simply do not assimilate into the larger mainstream society, at least not on levels comparable to other groups. There is a larger problem, and that is that Islam has not become secular, unlike the other major religions. The Islam you find today is pretty much the same Islam you find in the 16th century.

          Here is Heshan/Lester/Observer/etc talking about himself and what he thinks of Buddhism::

          “Actually I consider myself a non-practicing Christian, far more enlightened than any Sinhala-Buddhist supporter of HE Mahinda Rajapakse, so-called incarnation of Dutugemunu and soon-to-be on the Forbes’ list of billionaires, if he bothers to disclose those assets which he acquired in the most Sinhala-Buddhist of ways.”http://groundviews.org/2010/04/07/lashkar-e-taiba-in-sri-lanka/

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      Yes, 200 people died to protect the integrity of their leader. It show their belief and love for their religion. Are the BBS chaps prepared to lay down their lives for any sacrilege that happens to their philosophy. Only sabre rattling and posturing, but are they really prepared to make the supreme sacrifice? I very much doubt it.

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        Considering the leader didn’t possess much integrity to begin with, the actions of the “followers” are surprising. It also shows the followers are childish and immature. Forget the BBS chaps. The Sinhalese have already made a sacrifice to defend their country. Much better than the Arab royals, who curse Israel with one hand and fund the Zionist war machine with the other. By refusing to sell oil to the USA, the Muslims could derail the USA and leave Israel in a cold spot. Now ask the House of Saudi and Sultan of Brunei if they are willing to give up their luxury cars,concubines, and palaces to make the supreme sacrifice. I very much doubt it.

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          Lester,

          You have studiously learnt all the orientalist arguments against islam. Should there be a test on it, i am sure you would score 100%. What the bigots like to do is that they listen everything that confirms their prejudices. They never listen or read with an intention to learn. Thus the wrong concepts they have become a permanent part of their personality.

          You are so incompetent when it comes to engaging in a focused discussion. You can’t dwell on the point of contention, until it is resolved. You are all over the place. You know a lot ‘bad’ stuff about islam, and cannot wait to spew them! What a sad character!

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            lionel

            I sense a good amount of Veddah blood in your comments.

            By any chance you are a descendant of my people.

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          In case anyone here is fooled into thinking Lester/Heshan/Observer is a rabid Buddhist who hates Muslims, here he is pointing out on Groundviews why Christianity is better than Buddhism:

          “So let me ask you again, what is the need to teach someone a philosophy like Buddhism, when it is understood in advance that they will most likely never comprehend it beyond an elementary level, and when the same desired effect (to teach a few morals) could be had with a much simpler system of thought, aka Christianity.”

          And what he thinks of Sinhalese: “As far as deviant sexual behavior goes, the single largest group of homosexuals I have come across happens to hail from Southern Sri Lanka. Didn’t I tell you S. Lanka has far worse problems than the LTTE? “http://groundviews.org/2011/01/11/political-opposition-in-a-nihilistic-sinhala-society-responses-and-clarifications/

          Just go to Groundviews and search for Heshan. You can read all about how he thinks Hitler won WW2 and that how Hitler was going to reform Christianity. You can read about how he thinks the Fuhrer won WW2, how killing Jews is better than killing Americans, how the US won the Vietnam War, and many fascinating things :D

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          Lester
          “By refusing to sell oil to the USA, the Muslims could derail the USA and leave Israel in a cold spot.”

          By the same token, ask your brave heroes to take on India, rub their noses and see what happens. Before you say Jack in the box, our beloved country will become the 29th State.

          All your brouhaha about the winning the war would come to nothing if big brother wasn’t indulgent!

          The rulers of Saudi and Brunei are much more savvy than armchair experts in governance!

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    By the way, look at the size of that tattoo! If the tourist had entered Dalada Maligawa or a similar place, it would very much be a disgrace. People wear white and remove their shoes to show reverence, but this clown walks in with a giant Buddha tattoo on his arm. He should be glad the Sinhalese are not like the Saudis.

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      Disgrace to Leicester.

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            David Blacker

            Gone berserk.

            Warning

            Those who believe in rule of law are advised to avoid him.

            He is expected to appear/strike again under different identity and IP address from nearest net cafe. Don’t approach him I repeat don’t approach him.

            Please report to the nearest Colombo Telegraph comment editor.

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              Looks like David Blacker has been deported from CT. The “humanitarian sniper visa” expired some time back. :)

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            Don’t get your panties up your ass now, Lester/Heshan/Observer, and you, Ooruwarige Booruwa, I guess it’s your amude. CT seems to have got its wires crossed, that’s all. Hopefully they will allow through my questioning of your Islamaphobia and bigotry before you start talking about ethnically cleansing those “Muslim subhumans” as you used to call them on Groundviews and Transcurrents before they booted you out.

            Just as a word of caution, Lester hates Buddhists only slightly less than he hates Muslims and Jews, and is using this forum to both attack the Muslims and show the Buddhists to be racist, sort of like Mr Booruwa’s attacks on Sinhalese and Tamils ;)

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              Thou art the real homo sapien who kicked the ass of CT and it’s mongrels.

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      Lester:
      And here I was thinking that the fundamentalist Saudi Wahhabbi philosphy was significantly different to the Buddhist! Silly me, they are all the same, it seems and that would probably mean that beheading will soon be permitted – by the regime whose philosophy Lester supports – on the grounds in front of the Dalada Maligawa.
      Please correct me if I’m wrong because you seem to be such an authority of comparative religion (Taught to you by the Rajapassas?)

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        Dear Apochichi,

        If you want to see a beheading, go to central Riyadh in Saudi. If the poor bugger is lucky, they will even crucify his headless corpse. In racist Buddhist Sri Lanka, our foolish people are still trying to bring back hanging. Maybe in 500 years, we will learn how to mutilate hands and arms, another area of Saudi expertise.

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      By your own admission, you have only the Saudis to compare your actions against! :( Ayio paw

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    Kanishka I the Kushan king of ist c.AD issued a gold coin bearing the image of the Buddha. What can you say about that?

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    Two contradicting comments. One, you express your opinion that he should NOT have been deported, whilst in the other comment you declare him to be a disgrace if he walked into the temple with this tattee, in which case, the right thing is to deport him. Very typical of you, taking out your frustration on the Brits who refused yuu a Visa.

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      Marwan

      Idolaters Sinhala/Buddhists are offended by the Tattoo.

      Talibanisation of Sinhala/Buddhism.

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    Keep on doing it soon you will eat “Manchoka” and tea. Good job Srilanka, This story is enough to make a dent in your tourism, Why dont SL strip search to make sure there no one enter SL with any Tatoos?

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    I wonder what would have happened if one had a tattoo of Mahinda Rajapaksa? Deport or asylum?

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    Lester,in our “special” way we may be fast becoming like the Saudis.Next on the cards could well be Religious Police!

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      Dear Latimer,

      That is the advantage of having a 2500 year civilization. We will never become like the Saudis, or any of the barbaric Arab nations. Our laws are not based on the delusions of an illiterate camel jockey claiming to be a holy man, or any sky god, but are a combination of the wisdom of the most-enlightened Buddha and Roman Law. Of course, that does not mean the legal system in Sri Lanka is perfect (it is far from perfect) but remember that what happened to Rizana Nafeek will never happen in SL.

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        When we are delusional we blabber, and despite “the advantage of having a 2500 year civilization” we married off our girls when they were 12yrs (Kandyan Marriage Law), we practiced polyandry (Brothers of the same family sharing the same wife).

        We expect readers of CT to be similarly endowed as this great patriot who is among other things is also proud of child rape and polyandry

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    Kushan King Kanishka of 2nd c AD issued a coin bearing the image of Buddha. What can you say about that?

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    Lets get this right now..

    To carve an image of the budda on a rock, engrave it on a piece of wood, mould it in clay or paint it on a piece of paper or cloth are all ok. But to tattoo it on on human skin is the worst sacrilege.

    Stupid British man for not knowing this.. :-)

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      Your insight and the comment is timely and is much respectful to the oneness of the teachings of Buddha.

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      dingiri

      “But to tattoo it on on human skin is the worst sacrilege.”

      Why?

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      I like you wit. Vesak Lanterns and Picture Posts too!

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      dingiri:
      Would you please let us all know from where you gleaned this information? Chapter and verse, please!

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      Dingiri, you put it so well! :)

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    Well done! I must say the Buddhists are giving the Moslems a tough fight for “Global Idiot” status.

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      dingiri

      “Well done! I must say the Buddhists are giving the Moslems a tough fight for “Global Idiot” status.”

      Talibanisation of Sinhala/Buddhism, perhaps.

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      Dingiri,

      BTW, are you suggesting that Moslems are global idiots? Why?

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    If a similar thing were to happen in Saudi Arabia or in that region Ratcliffe will now be walking with one hand. It was our British teachers also who taught us to respect the sensitivities of other
    religions. Ratcliffe should have known the climate here. He not only
    tattooed himself with an offensive picture of a religious nature but also was going about callously exhibiting it at the airport. One cannot find our authorities guilty for treating him lightly.

    Almost all British tourists coming here are well behaved and respect the customs and religious susceptibilities here in good manner.

    Senguttuvan

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      So, you are being taught by the British to tolerate tattoos. And Saudi Arabia is much disturbed by it’s beloved Buddha’s tattoo and chop that hand to preserve it for the posterity. Do you happen to bellow when you get tattooed or pierced?

      You are a wretched hog, a Muslim hater and a disguised Buddhist sympathiser, soon may you repent in the sacrement with a prickly back.

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      A house nigger knows no great personality except his ‘massa’. The ‘massa’ has taught the house nigger to believe that he is indeed free. The ‘massa’ has also taught him that he should fight for his ‘massa’ against all those who fight for salvation! The ‘massa’ is a great teacher!

      BTW, the saudis do not chop off hands for wearing a tattoo. Under islamic law, an insane is exempt. Tattoo is permanent proof of temporary madness – not easy to delete! To have statues is permanent proof permanent madness!

      While Saudi might ban statues of Buddha, it welcomes the true philosophy of Buddha. She wouldn’t find fault with you, if you did not drink alcohol, knock of other men’s wives etc! :P

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        Most of all Arabs in the Gulf respect his teachings, they never find fault in this human the Siddharth, they explain he could be a sage a venerated prophet born to his own people earlier in the time of Solomon.

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    On this thread, DAVID Blackers FACE is exposed.

    I really thought even if Gamini and others did not trust him, nevertheless David could be trustful.

    CT has revealed it today that DB has been abusing other identities… what a joke… one who has been claiming to have worked for the brutal army of the world in massacre unknown numbers of civilians in the last stage of the war between legimately appointed goverment forces and world^s rythless gurrilias produced by LTTE tamils.

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      Samsom

      David Blacker is a very honest man with Multiple Personality Disorder. He roamed this forum under many different identities. We knew this because his typing betrayed him and undoing his faithful support his beloved armed forces. In fact he himself exposed his personality disorder and war crimes.

      Similar fate will befall on the war criminals and they themselves will betray their comrades in arms.

      It is a matter of time rats jumping ships.

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        Hopefully Samson & Delilah above will have the equal integrity to apologize for calling me dishonest. Unlike you two, I don’t hide behind false names.

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          David Blacker

          I said you are honest person.

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            But you are not. Nor do you have the integrity to apologize for slandering me. But I am not surprised. Your intellectual dishonesty and lack of moral fiber is apparent in all your comments.

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        thanks Native,

        now it has been clarrified by CT. Anyway, DB^s comments are far from realities of lanken Army.

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        David Blacker is a world-renowned nude corpse photographer with decades of experience.

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          Unfortunately, the only pix of nude corpses are in Lester/Heshan/Observer’s masturbatory fantasies :D

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      I have done no such thing. The mistake is CT’s. I hope they have the integrity to admit the mistake and apologize.

      @David, after reading your email we understand its our mistake. But the reason we removed your comments was the picture in your gavator doesn’t come with your comments. We thought it was someone else.
      we apologize for the inconvenience – CT

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      Matter is solved – CT

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