22 September, 2018

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The Police Commission Must Charge The Prime Minister & President For Hate Crimes

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole

Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole

In a most welcome move, UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrama announced:

“The UNP welcomes the statement of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Prime Minister and the President to use the full force of the law against those causing religious tensions, racial hatred and undermining the efforts at reconciliation since the new government came to power.”

However, it was an empty boast. It was only on 05.03.2017 that The Hindu wrote that the Sri Lankan government had rejected a fresh appeal from the UN to allow international judges to investigate alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the LTTE. Worse, at that time, President Maithripala Sirisena had vowed not to prosecute soldiers, saying he “would not subject the Sri Lankan military personnel to any probe. […] I have clearly said that I am not prepared to serve charge sheets to our soldiers or to have foreign judges to try our security forces … It is my duty to protect the troops.”

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said similar things against the prosecution of soldiers who allegedly murdered Tamil civilians. For example, Ceylon News of 31.05.2017 reported

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the process of setting up an Office on Missing Persons obtained approval from the cabinet of ministers not to take legal actions against those who made thousands of the people disappear during and after the war.”

He has also joined the President in rejecting government’s commitment to the world to have foreign judges probing into violations by the troops. Instead, he has expressed confidence in the domestic judiciary which has repeatedly proven itself communally biased. This came mere months after his statement that “his government was not against an international participation in carrying out investigations into alleged war crimes during the last stages of the conflict between the military and the LTTE” (Cochin, India; 13 February 2017).

When our leaders say one thing to us and another abroad, what are we to believe? They are simply purveyors of falsehoods, undeserving of our trust.

These statements are of great concern. The inexorable application of the law is intrinsic to a democracy. This protection of lawless armed forces challenges democracy. In protecting murderers, the government encourages anarchy.

Hate speech as I have written before, “insults and threatens the targeted group, makes them live in fear or shames them, making them hide who they are.” The ensuing fear and shame make victims withdraw into their ghettoes. For Tamils, rather dangerously, this withdrawal in fear of a murderous state that makes heroes out of our decapitators, increasingly becomes a passive wish to separate from Sri Lanka.

The PM and President are tearing the Sri Lankan nation apart. In protecting troops who engaged in the murder and carnage of Tamils, they are indulging in hate speech and promoting the murder of minorities. By letting down Tamils who trustingly voted for them, they risk instability and foreign interference. By refusing victims the protection of the law and justice for the families of civilians who were murdered and disappeared, they are fostering separation and a potential insurrection through a call to arms by Tamil extremists who would see democracy failing us all, Tamils, Sinhalese, and Muslims.

Consider Eeswary of Anandapuram in Pudukudiyiruppu. She surrendered her son Thuraisingam to the army at the end of the war in May 2009. He has been disappeared. Eeswary had gone from one army camp to another and finally settled into a prolonged protest in Kilinochchi with other mothers and wives whom a similar fate had befallen. Worn out and exhausted, she died on 23.06.2017, yesterday. Or consider Thayalini of Mallakam. She had surrendered her husband, EROS’s Pararajasingham, to the army. The army denies having him. Her three children of whom the two girls married recently are moving on. But her grief sees no respite. Then there is Sasika, aged about 40. Her husband disappeared after being taken in by the army.

To Eeswary, Thayalini and Sasika and the thousands more like them, could there be anything more insensitive or vulgar than Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithripala Sirisena saying their family’s killers are war heroes and must never be prosecuted? Is it not saying their lost relatives are unworthy souls who can be freely murdered? Theirs surely is speech!

In 2015 Tamils voted overwhelmingly for Wickremeshinghe and for Sirisena. This sparked renewed hope for a badly bruised nation, a chance to heal. But the government delayed until trust faded – the promised hundred-point programme for the first one hundred days was ignored, with little to show for the customary honeymoon period of new governments. Instead, we were told that our killers are heroes.

Consequent to the Ranil-Maithripala cold-hearted hate speech on the unworthiness of Tamils killed to receive justice, sections of the Tamil polity with a bloody past (unlikely to win a seat on their own and accommodated in the TNA for the sake of unity) are now flexing their muscles. The result is the calamity at the Northern Provincial Council now only temporarily resolved. Meanwhile, doubts have been sown about the wisdom of the TNA working with the government. We are all losers. Our loss is immeasurable.

Today in the backdrop of doubts as to the trustworthiness of this government, Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has stirred up hatred to the detriment of Mr. R. Sampanthan. Mr. Wigneswaran was brought in as a moderate by Mr. Sampanthan to help and advise the peace process between the government and the TNA. At the time, Wigneswaran insisted that the Federal Party not expect him to work with armed groups in the TNA, says a party stalwart; adding that at the inaugural ceremony of the NPC, Wigneswaran had remarked in his speech that Tamils are having problems and experiencing suffering because of our sending Mr. Appapillai Amirthalingam to paraloham (heaven).

As doubts surfaced about the government as it played to the Sinhalese gallery for its vote, Mr. Wigneswaran has taken a more ambitious stand, working up the extremists in the TNA and praising V. Prabhakaran openly. The government is to blame by reneging on its commitments and weakening Sampanthan.

As Wigneswaran stokes the coal, as the President and Prime Minister backtrack on their commitments at the UNHRC and Tamil extremists work the crowds against Mr. Sampanthan, what is said in common private Tamil conversation is this: “We should never have trusted the Sinhalese. They always cheated and continue to do so. Prabhakaran was right.”

There is a lot worse that I leave out as even this little I say can be misrepresented as seditious hate speech, and anti-terrorism laws misused  to protect those who indulge in hate crimes like the President and PM, and muzzle those of us who protest. We can no longer trust our system to uphold the law if the government persists in its abuse of the law. Judicial asymmetry in applying the law is seen in Gnanasara Thero being released in “a stage managed” process as soon as he surrendered after a long period of absconding from court, while those of other communities charged with far less heinous hate crimes do not receive this kid-glove treatment. A convincing analysis of this soft treatment by our judges may be found in the Colombo Telegraph: a) “Gnanasara Receives Fast Track Bail For A Second Time In A Day” (21 June, 2017) and b) “Gnanasara Withdraws SC Petition As Independence Of Country’s Judiciary Comes Into Question (22 June, 2017).

The only moderate Tamil politician commanding the respect of Tamils who can come to an agreement with this government and convince the Tamil people to accept a potential deal to survive as a united country, is R. Sampanthan. But even he says he is at the end of his tether. He has further said at a meeting in Vavuniya, heralding doom for a government at the next elections if it stays its course of thinking only of the Sinhalese vote, “Our people are yet to receive solutions to their problems. It has been over two years since this government came” (Daily News Analysis, 12.04.2017)

If our government proceeds on its course only thinking of pleasing the Sinhalese electorate, it ensures the loss of the loyal Tamil vote it got in 2015. To continue on this track is a betrayal of all who voted for it, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim. We need to prove that we truly mean good governance, dispensing justice and fair play equally to all citizens.

We now have a supposedly independent Police Commission. It is time for it to order the Police to charge the President and the Prime minister with hate crimes. It is I think the best way to test Sri Lanka’s resolve, to be a united, law abiding, truth-speaking nation, removing anyone, however powerful, who plays games with the lives of our people and spouts new lies every other day to get the votes of a section of the people.

Author’s Note: I normally get a Sri Lankan print newspaper to publish my articles simultaneously with Colombo Telegraph. It gives me a local defender to go to court with me if any subject of my article tries to harass me.

This is a rare instance where my normal publishers declined or evaded me. Wrote one editor-friend, “Im afraid it is too hot and I cannot use it as it takes on the PM and President.” That captures how afraid we are, for the first time since the changes of 2015 and cannot be critical of our President and PM.

I poignantly recall a statement to the government by “Concerned Human Rights and Democratic Rights Activists and Organizations” dated 27 June 2017. It was titled, “Shrinking Space for Human Rights Voices and Dissent, and concerns over the terms of engagement between government and civil society.”

They are absolutely right and I fully endorse their views about shrinking space for democratic dissent.

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    Police Commission needs to be inducted with some expertise either from Singapore or UK to self capacity build to become effective. OIC of the Police stations needs to be empowered to enforce law and be made accountable. CID, FCID be upgraded and made functionally independent from IGP .

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      Sirisena was in the acting Defence Minister in the Racist Mahinda’s govt. for which he must have been authorised to mass murder the innocent Tamil civilians during and after the final phase of the war.—————————————————————————————-
      Maithripala is a member of the war criminal team that did all the horrendous crimes against humanity. So, how did this criminal intended individual fall into the Presidential candidate list of the Racist SLFP slot?—————————————————————-
      The SL state structure and the government is 100% rested upon the SINHALA ONLY Zionist scheme and with the FULL WESTERN NATIONS support, did carry out mass murder for the last 70 years of its rule from the so called fake independence the JEW controlled British gave them.———————————————————–
      The ruling elites who are CRYPTO JEWS (Secret Jews) in the likes of Senanayakes, Bandaranayakes, Ratwattes, Wijewardenes, Wickremasinghes, Rajapakses, Premadasas, Sirisena’s, Gamini Dissanayakes,…..and many more 2 tier level figures (thugs and mob army) in the likes of Champika Ranawaka, Rathana, Gnanasara, Wimal Weerawangsa, Wijedasa Rajapakse, Leading monks who support the SINHALA ONLY ZIONISM, Business figures who runs the Media Institutions are all have on thing in common—- Pro-Israel and Anti Minority and Anti Islam Warmongering to appease their masters in Washington DC and Tel Aviv.

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        President Sirisena and Justice Minister Wijedasa have turned into jokers. When the human rights lawyer Lakshan Dias exposed the fact that from the day the present government came to power till today more than hundred Christian churches and establishments have been attacked by the Buddhists, they want to disbar him so that he cannot practise law in Sri Lanka and also change the laws to regulate the human rights NGOs.

        The two Jokers have asked the third Joker Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith who as confirmed that no such attacks took place.

        First of all, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith represents only the Catholic Church and not the entire Christian community in Sri Lanka. Secondly, we all know that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is a shameless government stooge who obtained favors from the previous government and therefore it is obvious that the Cardinal will be obliged to preach a political sermon for favors granted. He is a disgrace to the Catholics of Sri Lanka and the majority of Catholics are not happy with the way their Cardinal has been supporting the racist ideology of the Buddhist government.

        Let me remind the readers,

        Ruwani Cooray, niece of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has not passed the Foreign Service examination nor been recruited to the foreign service through any accepted procedure. However she was appointed by the previous government as the second secretary to the Sri Lanka Embassy in France.

        President Sirisena and Justice Minister Wijedasa should know that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is not the authority for all Christians in Sri Lanka. This government came to power due to the minorities (Tamils, Muslims and Christians). However, in the future, they will never get any minority votes.

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          Totally agree.

          Spineless and shameless Sirisena will be taught a lesson at the next election !

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          Jamis,
          For your information, with regards to the Cardinal Malcom Ranjith Pieris and his Catholic Church, to anyone who is knowledgeable in the JEWISH CONSPIRACY ROLE PLAYED in the present day predicament the humanity is facing, you cannot miss the ISRAELI/Jewish hand in the SL Govt., sponsored pogroms against the minorities with their PROXY MOB ARMY (BBS and its affilates directly managed by the Champika Ranawaka and his JHU/JEW team of Mass Murder Experts.)
          Anyone who does not have the knowledge about the JEWISH MASS MURDER SCHEMES would be surprised to know that the VATICAN and the CATHOLIC CHURCH which is managed by the Frankist/Jesuits are actually CRYPTO JEWS.
          When the Hela Urumaya (the mother of the modern day Racist Avatar of the SINHALA ONLY scheme initiated by the ruling elites of SL ) was formed, it was the CATHOLIC CHURCH which recognised it as a SAVIOUR of the Sinhala Race and gave its blessings for its success in the Political field. This is a tell tale of the links these CRIMINAL SINHALA BUDDHIST ZIONIST forces with OPUS DEI (The Terror outfit of the Vatican) that causes Mass Murder and Mayhem around the world at International Level with the backing of Pro-Jewish Western Nations.

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          Stop setting up churches in Buddhist villages. Stop exploiting poor Buddhists and Hindus with schoolbooks, food and loans in exchange for Bible classes. Stop proselytizing in Buddhist areas. The violence will stop too.

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        Sri Lanka and LTTE waged 4 wars, Eelam war 1, 2, 3 and 4. None of the commanders of defence whether it is defence minister or any army commanders were accused of so called war crimes, genocides and massacre by the LTTE supporters in EW 1, 2 and 3 but only in 4.
        The reason is their pet terrorist Prabhakaran was killed in Eelam war 4.
        So son, killing a terrorist is not a war crime. In fact massacring Prabhakaran and his core cadres is not a war crime but one of the greatest services for humanity. The forces gave refuge for the baby brigades and they are back to school.

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          In war, killings of enemy combatants are inevitable. The problem is that as in the case of the JVP uprisings, the army killed thousands of civilians. In both situations, there must be accountability. Unfortunately, the Sinhalese mothers have not seriously campaigned for an accounting though they seem to have awakened to this fact now. Besides, at the time of the JVP uprisings it was a fact that ideas of human rights were not as mature. The Tamil mothers are asking for justice as Sinhalese mothers now are. They have to be given an answer. Doling out terrorism as an excuse for killing large numbers of civilians will not work. As Jamis Banda wrote Cardinal Pell is required to stand trial for what he did many years ago. A time will come when those responsible for killing innocent young Sinhalese and Tamils under the banner of eliminating terrorism will have to stand trial and suffer punishment.

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            Mama Sinhalam, You are spot on. What every right thinking person must be wondering as to how These Sinhala Only elites and their criminal gangs got away without any punishment for horrendous crimes committed throughout a span of nearly 65-70 years is amazing. No world body or International Justice sustems have turned a complete blind eye to torture, rape, mass murder, arsons, organised monk and mob violence and corruption on political and economic levels……… How do they escape punishment or even prosecution??????? Like how murderous Gnanasara got away from all of his crimes….. Thats a telltale sign of the Jewish Power backing given to these criminals…….. The Jew backed Western govts are even rewarding these criminals for their contribution rendered towards the Zionist de-population agenda part played by the GOSL. Without the Jewish backing, these criminals must be hanging on ropes dead for a long long tome for their crimes. The day will be dawn to book these criminals for their crimes soon.

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            There is no evidence to say that sla deliberately killed thousands of civilians. In fact there are a lot of evidence on how LTTE killed civilians

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              Sach, what are you talking???? Evidence???? You need evidence to prove the crimes committed by Sinhala Crypto Jewish leadership carried out throughout the last 100 years? See, the world is not like the stiupid racist Justice system that we have in Sri Lanka under the racist Sinhala Only govt system. If the Jugdes are honest and true to their profession, they would have put all of the racist scumbags who call themselves as the defenders of Buddhism behind bars and have given them death by hanging orders. Just look at the way you are thinking. Your minds have been corrupted. What the racist leadership of UNP/SLFP/JHU combination is waging is a Mind War. Its a psychological warfare to bring the stupid Sinhala mindset to accept their lies and mind control programing to incite the Sinhalas to commit Rwanda style Genocide as according to the Israeli/US contract given to these criminals. The target is not only to destroy Muslims. But, also the Sinhalas through never endong war with anyone. Already, Champika was successful in subverting the pure Buddhism into a mass murdering evil philosophy through Gnanasara. Check the blood of these criminals to see if they have Jewish blood mixed in their geneology. only Jews have so much of hatred that comes with a secret agenda.

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                So you are saying we have to believe what you racists say without any evidence?

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                  Yo Sach, just tell us where your brain is located in your body. Because, you guys do not know how logic works. GOSL/Champika/ Gnanasara are all directly involved in calling Sinhalas to Mass Murder the Muslims and Tamils. But, when the minorities defend against this criminality and the Terrorism they are being labelled as “Racists” by you the real Racists who have blood in your hands???? How is your brain functioning ???? Even Gnanasara and Champika, the real criminals are labelling their victims as Anthawaadin or fanatics when it was Anagarika who was the real mastermind in mind controlling your racist fringe to mass murder the innocent human beings which is a psycopathic condition that causes incapacity to understand rights and wrongs, good and evil….

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                  Sach, what I was trying to say is that the evidence are flying all over our faces. The only thing that is preventing justice from served is the SINHALA ONLY JEWISH BACKED RACISTS holding up all the high positions even in the JUSTICE SYSTEM which should be independent from racism and which is not. The Jewish Mafia contract is being given too many criminals who are at top levels of the Socio-Religious-Political hierarchic position in the polity of Sri Lanka……

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          Dear Sach,
          With due respect to your kind response, I would like to challenge your views & beliefs on the govt., narrative of “TERRORISTS and TERRORISM”.
          First, if hurting innocent people is what defined as TERRORISM then this TERRORISM was first imposed on the Ceylonese population by none other than the SINHALA ONLY – RACIAL SUPREMACIST IDEOLOGY driven Socio-Political Leaders of the early 20th century whom were secret Jews, Openly Christian or Catholic, then converting to BUDDHISM for political reasons to dominate the RULING elite forces backed by the British/US hegemonic evil powers.
          Anagarika Dharmapala coming from the Christian background (A Secret Jew) had been seen seizing the opportunity to shape the future leaders of the Ceylon and the kind of ruling system which is the PSEUDO BUDDHIST REVIVALIST Ideology which is a secret agenda of the ZIONIST EVIL to create the condition to fakely representing Buddhism but in reality A MASS MURDER project to keep the Majority in conflict with the Minorities with trumped up charges of many false accusations unproven until today to keep the MURDER PROJECT ONGOING. For the last 100 years TERRORISM and MASS MURDER has become the hallmark of the so called defenders of BUDDHISM, while living under the generosity of the MUSLIM MIDDLE EAST for nearly 40 years supporting the economy even during the hard times providing millions of jobs to 90% of Sinhalese and others. The SINHALESE people in general are kind hearted people. But, the JEWISH Authirity in the WASHINGTON and TEL AVIV made sure that they be turned into a Psychopathic set of people eternally looking for blood for political sport.

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            How to spot terrorists

            Lesson 1
            1. Terrorists always DELIBERATELY attack civilians for a political objective.
            ( suicide terrorism, massacre of villagers)

            2. People do NOT lead a normal life under terrorists
            (Wanni people)

            3. Terrorists use banned methods in war fare,
            (LTTE chemical weapons, poisioning wells of SLA soldiers when elephantpass camp was to be captured in 2000)

            4. Suicide bombing

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              Dear Sach, Replying to your “HOW TO SPOT TERRORISTS” ….. has lot of things missing or conveniently omitted by yourself in order to paint white the SINHALA ONLY Criminals who are the PRIME Cause that bore TAMIL reprisal that you call as Terrorism. If others want to recognise Tamil Reprisals as Terrorism. Then Sinhala Only govt backed pogroms too Must be considered as highest form of Terrorism, remember. 1. What Gota did with the Ministry of Defense as his tool by deploying Soldiers in civvies as Grease Yakas is Terrorism too.
              2. What Gnanasara did in Aluthgama with the same soldiers in civvies by utilising military weapons to burn down Muslim properties in war battle style is terrorism too. 3. The govt., allowing and giving space for the BBS to openly calling Sinhalas to join hands in destroying the lives of the Muslims is terrorism too. 4. The Wijewardene family owned news media spewing hatred and promoting anti Muslim propaganda through Lankadeepa, Divaina, Island, Sunday Times, etc for more than 3 decades is Terrorism aiding and abetting. 5. When the Policemen allowed the govt sponsored mobs attacking Muslim properties without preventing it and giving full cover to protect the mobs from any harm coming their way is a BIG TIME terrorism. 6. The Judiciary releasing Gnanasara and granting him bail is Super Terrorism. can you handle the truth?????

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          Sach,
          So, you agree that killing of Pirabharan’s son and wife are war crimes?What about Killing of those surrendered political cadres? Yey war crimes!
          If Some one kills Gotapaya for killing Lasantha how do you call it? War crime, Murder, or great service to journalism?

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      Hate crimes? What hate crimes? A few politically motivated sporadic attacks are not hate crimes. The use of these words are aimed to disrepute Sinhalese Buddhists who are the majority.

      Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country. Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s fantasy can’t change our proud history that goes back to 5000 years. From its inception, this government made it a point to attack Sinhalese Buddhist foundation of our country.

      Sinhalese Buddhists are united now as was in our history. The Most Venerable Chief Prelate Thero of Asgiriya Chapter made the historic move followed by other Maha Sangha irrespective of the Chapters they belonging to. This is the leadership the country yearned for and what I asked for sometime. This is historic. My pride has no limit. I wanted my country to come to a state like this for a long time. This is the strength. The entire Sinhalese Buddhist community is on one platform now.

      Every time when we were under attack, it was Maha Sangha who came forward first to protect the country along with Sinhalese Buddhist patriots. This bond can never be broken. Our history has proved this phenomenon again and again.

      We must remind the government and the world that Sinhalese Buddhists don’t sleep. We are awake even when we are asleep. (Wimal, I read this in your book – “The Left, the Country Needs”)

      Sinhalese Buddhists should stay connected. There are a lot on our plate. I invite every Sinhalese to listen to NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa’s speech irrespective of their party affiliation. He is conducting seminars these days. The next is in Kandy on July 1st. This is not the time to be divided on political orientation. Wimal is the only politician who speaks on behalf of Sinhalese Buddhists without fear.

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        If Sinhala Buddhists are awake even when asleep, why has the country to go around with a begging bowl? Do some economically useful work moron and, as Robert Knox observed on the Sinhalaya, do not sleep under the jak tree waiting for the jak fruit to ripen and fall down. The Sinhala Buddhist Politicians like weerawansa steal from the people, fomenting hatreds. Wake up from your sleep.

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          I don’t represent the government, therefore there is no point of asking me about begging bowl.

          The necessary change will happen with the blessings of Maha Sangha and majority Sinhalese patriots at the right time.

          Only “Kabaragoyas” like you accuse people without any evidence to prove.

          Wimal doesn’t foment hatred, instead he defuses hatred aimed at Sinhalese Buddhists from various quarters including government and racist politicians, by enhancing and strengthening spirit of patriotism, religious pride, national unity and racial solidarity.

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            Dear Champa,
            “Wimal doesn’t foment hatred, instead he defuses hatred aimed at Sinhalese Buddhists from various quarters including government and racist politicians”
            You are mistaken. There are no Sinhalese Buddhists. NO. There is a cult of tree-worshippers and child-kidnappers who call themselves Buddhists. Weerasangili Wimal is not a Sinhalese either.

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              Old Codger

              Oh yeah, this… Who told you Buddhism is a Tree Ordaining Cult?

              We worship Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura for a reason.

              Lord Buddha attained enlightenment–supreme omniscience under a Bodhi Tree where he sat and meditated. It is believed to be the place where all universal energies are centralized (Madhya Mandalaya).

              In keeping with the custom of all Enlightened Ones, Gauthama Buddha “paid gratitude” to the Bodhi Tree with his unblinking gaze for seven days.

              As Buddhists, we follow the same custom and pay our respect to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura and all symbolic Bo Trees in other Temples. We respect, uphold and follow our Buddhist rituals and customs.

              That is how the Bodhi Tree, which belongs to a common Fig Tree family (in Sinhala Asatu) became a Holy Tree. Bodhi means “Realization”.

              Buddhists believes that Bodhi Trees have miraculous powers, that it can cure diseases and vade evil spirits.

              There is a scientific reason why Lord Buddha chose this particular tree among all other trees. Bodhi Tree is a medicinal tree.

              Unlike other trees which discharge oxygen only during day time, Bodhi Tree releases oxygen 24 hours.

              As everyone knows, some trees have more air purifying ability than others. Bo Tree is such and it purifies the surrounding area killing germs. Under a Bo Tree, the air is cooler than any other tree because it has a deep root system which can efficiently retain moisture. Under a Bo Tree, you feel relaxed, revitalized and refreshed because the surrounding air is pure and fresh due to its high air purifying ability.

              People who have respiratory problems should spend time under a Bodhi Tree. Bodhi Tree has a number of other health benefits, too, though Buddhists don’t consume any parts, as it is regarded Sacred.

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                Okay Champa, Buddha reached enlightenment. When are you going to leave your hatreds behind and achieve enlightenment or follow the Noble Path that the Buddha required. It was not the curing of diseases that Buddhism is about. It is to know that there must be qualities that have to be cultivated like kindness and charity. So, why don’t you let the minorities in Sri Lanka just live instead of claiming exclusiveness? Buddha never taught that. He taught loving kindness not only to humans but also all living things. Don’t sit under trees. Just follow the Noble Path.

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                  Mama Sinhalam

                  Quote and show me one single sentence where I showed hatred?

                  It is the upbringing of Sinhalese Buddhists. Unlike minorities, we are taught to respect other religions since we were born.

                  Buddhists are not blank slates. We are born with tolerance, compassion and gratitude as our inherent traits which are even extended to the nature.

                  Who says Buddhism is sitting under a tree? I only replied to the description of “tree worshipping cult”. It is my duty to educate non-Buddhists who denigrate Buddhism.

                  It is minorities who should accept Sinhalese are the majority and that this country was built, developed, nurtured and protected by our Sinhalese Kings. In Sri Lanka’s history there is not a single Tamil King who did that.

                  If it was not for the compassion and tolerance of Sinhalese Buddhists, minorities would not be able to live among Sinhalese.

                  There is something missing here. You all don’t know who we are really.

                  We are Buddhists, but we are Sinhalese, too. Sinhalese are fierce fighters. They don’t tolerate being ordered, controlled, insulted or pushing them to a wall. There is fighting spirit in our blood.

                  It has nothing to do with Buddhism. We have every right to be proud, because the blood of our brave ancestors is flowing in our veins.

                  As Buddhists, we will tolerate until you push us to the wall. Then at a certain point, our Sinhalese fighting blood will rise and hit back.

                  If you make us hit back, you will repent, for we don’t stop in the middle, we will see it to the end.

                  That means minority honeymoon – your blackmailing is over.

                  Don’t mix this up with Buddhism. It has nothing to do with Buddhism. Sri Lanka was ruled by Sinhalese Warrior Kings long before Buddhism came to Sri Lanka.

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                    Yo CHAMPA,
                    Your point on ” Sinhalese are fierce fighters, they don’t being tolerate being ordered, controlled, insulted or pushing to the wall…..there is fighting spirit…” WTF are you talking????
                    Where were the fighting spirit when the JEWS came with their BRITISH EMPIRE EVIL forces landed on cost and capturing the last King of Lanka and destroyed the TRUE RULING ELITE and then forced your lot to kneel before them for 500 years…..??????
                    All the fighting spirit and the fake heroism will come to an end once the MIDDLE EAST BEGIN to close down the JOB OPPORTUNITIES for the SINHALAS for their ungratefulness for not recognising the contribution and the generosity of the MUSLIMS given to your lot for the last 40 years supporting the economy on which the RACIST BASTARDS became fattened with MONEY and then JOINING HANDS with the very same enemy who destroyed your CULTURE, RELIGION AND THE ORIGINAL RULING ELITES—-I mean the Jews of the BRITISH EMPIRE…..and then you guys turning your stupid vengence on the VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO HELPED THE WHOLE NATION, the Mulsims…….. The Muslims are being informed of the Sinhala Mercenary Leaders’ alliance with the JEWS in waging the WAR ON ISLAM and planning to destroy Islam and the MULSIMS in Mossad/CIA covert operation already in force at this moment on the ZIONIST CONTRACT.

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                      Radical Ideas

                      Read the history. Your second para indicates that you know nothing about the period under British and the battles fought by our ancestors against the mighty British Army. Even British know our history better than you.

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                      RI what is it with you and Zionist conspiracies? Are you a reincarnation of the Fuhrer?

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                    Champa,

                    “Sinhalese are fierce fighters. They don’t tolerate being ordered, controlled, and insulted or pushing them to a wall. There is fighting spirit in our blood.”

                    Another big joke by this clown.

                    What makes Sinhala ethnicity special is that it is a culture that sells their women as slaves to the mid-east, drink and rape their own daughters. That is why Sinhalese women are spread out in tens of thousands in many middle-east countries slaving day and night as House Maids, Janitors/Cleaners and Nannies. All taken for slave work by the Arabs. They are being ordered, controlled, insulted and pushed to the wall by Arabs on a daily basis. The Sinhala-Buddhist should feel greatly embarrassed and deeply humiliated to see their men sending their women to the Mid-East to earn the daily bread.

                    Didn’t you know that your great grandfathers with a Moda headgear (Konde with a comb) even gave their women to the Parangi Suddas (Portuguese) in return for just a bottle of wine?

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                Champa,
                “Oh yeah, this… Who told you Buddhism is a Tree Ordaining Cult? “
                You have misunderstood me. NO, Buddhism is NOT a tree-worshipping cult. Tree-worshipping and tree-ordaining are part of the cult pretending to be Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
                Coconut trees are much more useful than Bo trees, but nobody worships them. I am sure that when Weerasangili Wimal attains enlightenment under a coconut tree, you guys will start worshipping them.

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                  Old Codger

                  You like Wimal, hey? You all mention his here more than me. :D

                  CT is a really good Discussion Forum. I enjoy my time here very much.

                  Unfortunately I have limited time these days due to some unfinished work. I need to write to Wimal in his own website/FB too. No time. I have two things to tell him. But for the second thing he will get angry and wear a pitch black shirt to show his anger. I don’t want to see that. I am preoccupied, otherwise I could have posted several replies here.

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                  Old Codger,
                  this back licker of Weerasangili Wimal, would do anything and everyting to get his bum done.
                  I really dont know if Champa has his own views about anything.
                  He is just an another person to have been abused by Wimal Sakkiilya whose rherotic fooled over 300 000 in WP.
                  I really dont know why people let the kind of ill fated buggers to guide them.
                  Either people are born stupid or they dont want to think beyond.

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              Old Codger

              I pity you, buddy. No intention to waste my time to reply to your rubbish.

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            Hey Champa, you are a disgrace to the Sinhala race. Majority of Sinhalese are well meaning decent people. You belong to that little minority of hoodlums and cowards (Tamils have their own as well) who want to disrupt everything in this beautiful country using Buddhism as a cover. Remember there is nothing Buddhist about the rubbish you spew out of your thin skull or what this low class rowdy Gnanasara does on a day to day basis. You are an insecure fellow just like this rowdy and Peerawansa. Go and do something useful with your life. There are many poor Sinhalese need help, go and help them. You sit here and write nonsense…..it is time you grew up.

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              Tamil from the North

              Got scared, hey? I am already on my way, buddy. There is no stopping. Sinhalese Buddhists get together and vote for one leader in 2020. We decide the next leader. No more blackmailing, no more bargaining. Minority game is over, guys. We, the majority take control hereafter and we decide the destiny of the country. We don’t tolerate suppression any more. For two years we witnessed Buddhism and Buddhist Monks being defamed, insulted and slandered. It is time we show that we have a voice too. We are on action mode, now.

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              Tamil from the North

              I haven’t said a single word wrong.

              I am already on my way, buddy. There is no stopping now. Sinhalese Buddhists will be united and vote for one leader at the election in 2020. Minority game is over. No more blackmailing, no more bargaining. We are the majority, we take care of the country hereafter and we decide the destiny of our country. Tamils/Muslims talked for 2 1/2 years. We tolerated all the defamation, insults and slanders against Buddhism and Buddhist Monks. I was shocked at the hatred some showed against Sinhalese Buddhists. It is time we show everybody we have a voice too.

              The next 2 1/2 years is ours. Look at me, I never insulted any religion or any race. Unlike many commenters who attacked me, even my parents, my religion and my race with shocking phrases, I never used such words to attack anybody. Many people attacked Wimal too. Some distorted his name, surname and even called him in names of animals. Some words people used for Gnanasara Thero was loathsome. It is disgusting the way some humans look at other humans. I tried to explain as much as possible. I never got angry. This is my way.

              I am glad Maha Sangha came forward to protect Buddhism. They should have done it long before.

              Funny thing is, majority commenters here using most abhorrent phrases demanded Gnanasara Thero be sent to jail and when I simply said the government should take action against racist Tamil/Muslim politicians, someone asked me “aren’t you a Buddhist, how could you say things like that?” I laughed a lot. There it is. When we return the favour, nobody could take it, because they never knew how it would be when the table is turned.

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              Let me correct you here, Most of sinahalese are passive and they would not even think of the racism.
              But [Edited out] Wimal and Udaya Gonthadipila inject them constantly about racism seeds. We know the past of Wimal Buruwanse, whose house was lately found to have a place with a dead young boy. It was revealed, he should have been fully pumped with testing medication, that is being studied for VIAGRA related genital reactions. However, the boy was in his early 20 ties and should be coming from Wimal s neigbouring area. It was also revealed, Wimal s wife and daughter should have abused the boy for their pervert sex games. All these may have been kept away from DRAMA Queen Wimal, since we know his abilities even to go mad in remanding cells. All in all, the investigations are being underway, but we never know since lanken courts are not unbiased as is being proved these days.
              About the buddhism: Most have been born into the religion but later have been manipulated Rajaakshe led groups to fight them for a SINHALA BUDDHIST ethinc group.
              Most buddhists stay away from the kind of brandings, since they respect gentle way of life.

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        Champa,

        “Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country.”

        Did your grandma tell you this to put you to sleep?

        Didn’t your history tell you that Sinhabahu’s grandson Vijay and his men, a set of criminals who were exiled from Sinhapura (North East India) in a boat which accidentally landed in a country where there were people already who were worshiping the snakes(Naga). Did not your grandma tell you that the biggest kallathonies were Vijay and his men whose descendants are the Sinhalese?

        Those Nagas (Tamils) are the people who belongs to Eelam. Use your logic, South India was only a walking distance from Eelam. Have you not seen the NASA SHUTTLE IMAGES OF A MYSTERIOUS ANCIENT BRIDGE BETWEEN INDIA AND SRI LANKA?

        Even the Mahavamsa does not say that Sri Lanka is a country of Sinhala-Buddhists. According to the Sri Lankan constitution, Sri Lanka is a multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-cultural, tri-lingual, social democratic republic where the Sinhala-Buddhists are the majority.

        The foolish Sinhala-Buddhists are confused. Due to their foolishness, they believe that the majority race in a country is the sole owner of the country and all others (minorities) are aliens. They forgot the fact that they were immigrants who came to Sri Lanka along with Vijay in a boat.

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        Sri Lanka is NOT a sinhala buddhist country and Sinhalese should learn to grasp the changing environments. And yes Buddhist monks need to be disciplined too

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          Sach

          If Sri Lanka is not a Sinhalese Buddhist country, whose country is this? Prove your point.

          What changing environment? Are you suggesting that Sinhalese should get used to or put up with minority blackmailing and bargaining at every election? I am afraid, not anymore, because we are there to not letting that happen again. We will not let Sinhalese Buddhist votes be divided again.

          This part not relevant here —– (This reply is to PunchiBurampi at another.)

          Oh, I saw some people saying that I am a Rajapaksa supporter. Well, I am not. I was, not anymore. The change occurred after Rajapaksa clan conspired and sent Wimal, who shed blood, sweat and tears to bring Mahinda back – to jail. Not only that they went to the extent to say that if any intervention was made to get Wimal released, it will show that law is subjective or something (I can’t remember the exact words). Wimal was sent to jail without any charges and all his bail applications were rejected one after another, sometimes due to submission of incomplete documents?? If it was one of Rajapaksas, it is witch-hunt, this and that, for others law should be equal. Wimal is so sweet not to say anything and forget the issue, but I never forgive or forget. They made a monumental blunder. Rajapaksas are not coming back to power again. Guaranteed.

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            Chumps,
            Are you that fashionable female with dyed hair who is always in the crowd when dear Wimal comes to court? Just curious.

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            Champa,

            “If Sri Lanka is not a Sinhalese Buddhist country, whose country is this?”

            This is why it did not take much time for the Colonial rulers to identify the Sinhalese as foolish people only good at eating Kavum. Sinhala race was very lazy, violent, racist, hateful, jealous and mean spirited. They say frogs (in the well) cannot think of anything beyond the surrounding walls of a well, similarly the Sinhala Modayas cannot think of anything beyond a KAVUM (‘Kavum kana Modayas’) and with the green eyed monster (jealousy) within them in addition to their foolishness they say thing that are worse than the worst fools could ever say.

            Sri Lanka originally belonged to its natives, the Veddhas. All others are immigrants. Today Sri Lankan constitution says it’s a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious, tri-lingual democratic republic which means Sri Lanka is the country of Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Bhurgers, Buddhists, Hindus, and Christians. All the religions and all the races other than Veddhas came from outside but today they are all together known as Sri Lankans.

            Sinhala-Buddhists are only the majority but not the sole owners of the country. Only a few Modayass who cannot think beyond a Kavum will say, “Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country”.

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            Champa,

            “Are you suggesting that Sinhalese should get used to or put up with minority blackmailing and bargaining.”

            Please tell us, when did they ever stop? For more than 2000 years they had been attacking us, threatening us, blackmailing us, sometimes ruling us and destroying the country. Even today they have not stopped, are you trying to say in the future it will not happen? Whenever they go down the pallam, they always took us and the country along with them. We have no choice but to get used to it. It is our karma.

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        Second most important factor is protecting Executive Presidency. For nearly 2 1/2 years there were many attempts to weaken/disable Executive Presidency.

        If it was not for the President, PM would have gone very far on his thirst to divide the country and charge our troops for unsubstantiated war crimes to fulfill the agenda of separatist Tamil politicians/LTTE diaspora.

        Sinhalese, who are 76%, NEVER asked for a new Constitution or any amendments to the existing Constitution.

        As agreed with TNA, totally disregarding the sentiments of majority Sinhalese, PM brought a Federal Constitution to please Tamils who are only 11%.  

        How could TNA, a provincial racial minority political party which received ONLY 500,000 votes out of 11 million valid votes, managed to manipulate the government to throw the existing Constitution or introduce amendments to it? Who do they think 15.2 million Sinhalese are? Marionettes?

        Every Sinhalese should reject Federal Constitution or any amendments to the existing Constitution. This government has only 2 1/2 years left. How dare they even think of changing the Constitution?

        Quote: “…As Wigneswaran stokes the coal, as the President and PM backtrack on their commitments at the UNHRC…. ” Unquote:

        Of course, they had to backtrack at the demand of Sinhalese. Government has no mandate whatsoever to table a treacherous Resolution. This is not over. They should withdraw the Resolution tabled at the behest of the then US administration. Sinhalese will rise as one if they try to implements its proposals.

        There is no way we let the government lay their hands on our troops. Without resorting to violence or terror, we can show our strength to the government if they try to betray the country. We will make them step down even before they think about it.

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        “Sri Lanka is a Sinhalese Buddhist country.”
        Do you need to repeat this: this often. Doesn’t the state of the country speak for itself?

        “proud history that goes back to 5000 years.”
        Everyone keeps saying this but what has she achieved with this history or contributed to the world?

        “Sinhalese Buddhists are united now as was in our history.”
        I think its time to brush-up on SL history or stop smoking whatever that your smoking.

        “The Most Venerable Chief Prelate Thero of Asgiriya Chapter made the historic move followed by other Maha Sangha irrespective of the Chapters they belonging to. “
        First time in my lifetime that I am seeing enough Buddhists standing up and speaking up against the crap dished out in the name of religion. This should make the Thero’s nervous.

        “We must remind the government and the world that Sinhalese Buddhists don’t sleep.”
        Sinhala Buddhists have been sleepwalking but some have woken-up and there lies your nightmare. You don’t have to worry about the Muslims or Christians it is the real Buddhists that will sideline you along with the politicians and assign you to the garbage bin.

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          Burt

          About your last para, last line. You are seeing real Sinhalese Buddhists now.

          On the contrary, More than Sinhalese Buddhists, it was the Maha Sangha I wanted to come forward and take the leadership. And it happened. It is the first time in the recent history, every Chapter of Maha Sangha make their voice heard on one platform and talk as one in order to protect Buddhism. The next level is easy.

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          Exactly BURT.
          The real SINHALESE are waking up to see WTF is going on with shit they call the Sinhala Buddhist being threatened….. The Crypto Jewish Ruling Elites have lot of things to hide. Also, the Criminal Buddhist Elites who are so hard screaming about this country is a Buddhist country is a secret code that IT CAN BE OF SOMETHING ELSE THEN…… The real humanist/kind/true Buddhists must take control of the country from this EVIL JEWISH BACKED MAFIA who are wealthy, corrupt, holding all the powerful positions in the country and inciting the innocent population to keep on fighting a NON-ENEMY. These Criminals have Media in their hands, the Govt., the Military to support them for their Anti-People Mossad inspired Violence and theft through TAXES and then usurping the state wealth in DAY LIGHT ROBBERIES helping each others ( Rajapakse Family is being absolved of all their crimes and the Maithree/Ranil protecting them)…… This system is not of SINHALAS………….. People, find the truth……

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        5000 years ?

        Where did you get your information backlicker ?
        Please add supportive links.
        Else, these are like extrements get collected in colombo corners thanks to former idiots led the country.

        To tell you, you the kind of ballige puthas make every effor to interpret the statments made by Prelates in favour of you.
        As was the case how Rajaakshe made it in favour of them. But naivity of folks let them raped that way, have left aftershocks even today.

        Mahasanga is your human shield in endeavours of yours to make the picture in favour of highly abusive balligeputhas, who seems to know nothing but to loot the nation and country again.

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    Despite the periodic “motherhood and apple pie” statements from spokespeople for the government, it is patently obvious that this a racist government little different from its predecessor and to expect anything resembling principled conduct from it is akin to expecting a pig to moo!

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      Emil@ I dont think they are that bad to be called a racial govt.

      Only problem I see it, they are too shakey ? Had they been like authoratarians, people would have sent the message against them and Rajaakshes the barbarians would have been promoted easily.

      As an old man you should not be NAIVE to call it as such.

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      You don’t put rotten apples into a basket of good apples. If you do your going to have a full basket of rotten apples.
      Isn’t this what has happened to the parliament. The govt took every crook from the last govt that wanted to join. Now we have a government that is no better than the previous. Past corruption and abuse has been covered from within and old habits die hard so the corruption and abuse goes on.
      To make things worse we got a racist and bigot for a justice minister who should be holding some really dirty linen of MS that he is untouchable.

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    The writer being christian should be able to bring reconciliation in the tamil population better than the sinhalese leadership. The past cannot be erased, death is sure for all and we must move on. Punitive justice may not even have ability to hang a few soldiers who were doing their duty to save nation from an evil rebellion with killings. At least can live in peace now without bombs. Help those grieving too long to come out of it without fanning the flames. Redemptive justice is option.

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    This is a rant and a series of threats on a weak govt by a racist, ghetto minded Tamil. Nothing else.

    If he truly yearns (which he is not) for healing, he aught to talk about every one who have been murdered in cold blood and everyone missing, not only Tamils of the North and request justice for all of them.

    R Sambandan is supposed to be representing the population of the whole country as the Opposition leader. Has he done anything of that sort? How can the country expect reconciliation from such narrow minded racists?

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    Hoole, Fishing in the troubled waters?
    Hic Hic Hic.
    This is what happens when we dont have a proper government!

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    As Wigneswaran stokes the coal, as the President and Prime Minister backtrack on their commitments at the UNHRC and Tamil extremists work the crowds against Mr. Sampanthan, what is said in common private Tamil conversation is this: “We should never have trusted the Sinhalese. They always cheated and continue to do so. Prabhakaran was right.”

    1. Tamils NEVER trusted us, we simply defeated Prabhakaran convincingly.

    2. RW or any government cannot make changes to the system only according to the way Tamils want. They have to listen to Sinhala people as well.

    3. Not every demand is right.

    4. Merger of North and East is impossible not because of Sinhalese but Muslims will be against it.

    An engineer should be more rational.

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      Thanks for your wonderful advise Sach. You are indeed a brilliant man with eternal wisdom. We will take your instructions under advisement. I always wondered why the entire universe did not appoint you as the commander in chief of stupidity.

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        First the above is not any instructions. Of course I am a lot wise than many here. I can now understand why Tamils go no where and how they lose every opportunity and why!
        LOL…yes I am stupid ..so ignore what i say

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      Muslims will be against it? If they had any sense they will side with their fellow Hindu and Christian Tamils and vote for a merger. Just like the late Muslim politician from the east Mudaliar Kariappar stated , the only difference between the island’s Muslims and Tamils is religion, otherwise they are the same people. Speak the same language have the same origin and share a common history and heritage. They should realise by now that fawning to Sinhalese racists and establishment and siding with them to backstab and discriminating their fellow non Muslim Tamils , in the name of their religion and an origin that 95% don’t have and the rest of the 5% have only in a small dose, is not working. The Sinhalese also know it but went along with this fake Arab/Moor origin as it suited their agenda to divide and rule the island’s Tamils. Just like they now state the Colombo Chetty and Baratha( Patavan) are now Tamil no more. Despite the fact that these are Tamil castes that migrated from South India.

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        Muslims are very good at playing their cards. Muslim politicians know very well what matters to them and the repercussions. There are a lot of difference between Tamils and Muslims. Muslims are NOT stupid. That is one.
        They will never fore gore their Chief minister post and hegemony on a province just because you want. Whatever the postures they show in public, they have shown that they know the limits of everything.

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          Yes they are good at playing cards and backstabbing but now it has come to haunt them. Playing cards with the devil backstabbing other and trying to steal what is not rightfully yours is not very good , as the devil will backstab you. This is what the Sinhalese racist devils have done to the Muslims. Even Allah told them not to do this. Yes lots of difference between the Tamils and Muslims. The former is indigenous and has an ancient history in the island with a defined homeland where they had lived and ruled themselves until European colonisation. This homeland was recognised by all the island’s colonial powers. The Portuguese the Dutch and the British and even all Sinhalese governments until grease Yakka Rajapajs era. Even the 1987 Indo Sri Lanka Agreement recognises this. The latter are recent immigrants largely descended from low caste Indian Tamil immigrants who migrated to the island only a few centuries ago and are now trying to deny their actual Tamil origin and pretend that they are of Arab/Moor descent, thinking that this will prove advantageous to their low caste converted immigrant community from South India. They are trying join the Sinhalese and backstab the Tamils and steal their lands, especially in the east, where they only arrived as refugees , a few centuries ago, for a homeland for their immigrant community. There is nothing clever about it but selfish calculating cunning and evil.

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            “Tamils and Muslims. The former is indigenous and has an ancient history in the island with a defined homeland”

            Are you talking about Tamil Nadu? If it is SL, it is not possible that you having indigeneity with 2500 years of history and population is still merely constituting at 12 percent. But this 12 percent is quite explained with Indian Malabaris from coastal areas brought in by Portuguese / Dutch for working in their tobacco / indigo plantations.

            You can invest in reinventing the history, but not supporting evidences.

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              Ah the Sinhalese extremist posting under the name Rishard. Go and read proper history instead reading Lankaweb fairy tales and lies posted by Jenali Borukiyanage who is another recently Sinhalised South Indian import like you, now beating the anti Tamil drum.

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                suggest a source where there is so called real history?

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              Rishard

              Check your DNA, it will definitely match the Tamil Nadu Tamils.

              Today, the genealogy researchers at the Human Genetics unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo will tell us that the DNA of most of the Sinhalese and Muslims in Sri Lanka is matching with the South Indians (Tamils and Malabars).

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            The former is indigenous and has an ancient history in the island with a defined homeland where they had lived and ruled themselves until European colonisation. ///

            Could you please tell me why the tamils had to steal heritage of TN tamils when adopting even an emblem? Why dont you have NOTHING to show for your history? :)
            ..
            EAST is already gone for Tamils. Face the reality. Unlike Tamil politicians in East, Muslim politicians always join the government and get so much support. You dont see EPC fighting with the gover like NPC. So Muslims are smart unlike you.

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      contd

      Oh lastly the 120000 Tamil refugees languishing in refugee camps in India, also should take part in the referendum as most of them are from the east and still cannot return. You cannot allow an indigenous Tamil population that have lived in the east for more than 2000 years , who have been ethnically cleansed by the Sinhalese establishment and Muslims home guards now languishing in refugee camps in India not voting about their lands and future, whilst around 220000 illegal Sinhalese settlers who arrived in the east only in the past 60 years, many of them in the last 30 years and settled by the Sinhalese state on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands , voting on deciding on the merger and future of the ancient Eelam Tamil east that was Tamil and ruled by Tamils until the 1950s. During the vote and referendum for independence for South Sudan , the UN allowed every person of South Sudanese origin who now lived overseas and were even now citizens of other countries were allowed to vote, as most of them were victims of war and ethnic cleansing and were forced to move to other lands . It is the same with the Eelam Tamils. 1.2 million of them were forced to move. Kill chase them empty their lands of the indigenous Tamils then settle it with outside Sinhalese settlers and even Muslims and then have a referendum regarding Eelam Tamils and their lands, where their population has been deliberately depleted and outsiders settled and these outsiders now deciding. What a joke recent illegal Sinhalese settlers many only arriving in the last 30 years and Muslims who are ethnically Tamil but denying their Tamil origin ,m who arrived only a few centuries ago in the ancient Eelam Tamil east fleeing Portuguese and then Sinhalese persecution , now deciding on the fate of the indigenous eastern Eelam Tamils , who have now been made a minority in their own land ( 40%) and another 100000 of them or more chased out as refugees either in India or in the north. The only people who should decide should be the Tamils of the east and the Muslims and not these recently arrived illegal Sinhalese colonists. The Sinhalese do not want the Indian origin estate Tamils deciding anything in the Kandyan areas and forcibly deported most of them to India , even after living in the island and in these areas for 200 years but have a different yardstick for the illegal state sponsored Sinhalese settlers in the east

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    S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole: “The Police Commission Must Charge The Prime Minister & President For Hate Crimes”.
    The Lankan Police Commission knows that it is outside their scope to be prosecutors. The commission may have drawbacks but is no Quixote.
    One wonders as to why SRH H wrote this piece at all. Was it to have dig at CM NPC?

    In the Author’s Note: “I normally get a Sri Lankan print newspaper to publish my articles simultaneously with Colombo Telegraph…………This is a rare instance where my normal publishers declined…………..Wrote one editor-friend, “Im afraid it is too hot and I cannot use it as it takes on the PM and President.”
    No SRH H, the editor found the contents did not make sense!

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    So the country’s last hope is the Police Commission?
    There are some who secretly think that it is the armed forces.
    There are yet others who like the return of the Empire: it has to be the American Empire the way things are.
    *
    Hoole should have a word with Sampanthan who has great faith in the RW&MS regime– and in whom Hoole has even greater faith.

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    Another piece of Tamil propaganda from Hoole. He has forgotten the fact that the Sri Lankan Government did not declare war against Tamils and massacred Tamil civilians. The war was declared by blood thirsty megalomaniac Prabhakaran and his Tamil terrorist outfit LTTE. As a Government it was duty bound to deal with such threats by peaceful means but if such efforts fail by militarily. That is what even countries like USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia are doing now. War is dirty and people are bound to get killed. Innocent civilians from Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala communities died or disappeared but Hoole is trying to project the idea for international consumption that it happened only to Tamils. Typical Tamil propaganda. If possible the Government should address the issues of civilians who died or disappeared in all communities. This Government and Chandrika are doing at least something for the Tamil community but have completely forgotten the victims of the Sinhala and Muslim communities. Chandrika had even told in public that ‘All this time I did for the Sinhalese, now I should do something for Tamils’. She did not do a damn thing for Sinhalese except plundering peoples’ money.

    “For Tamils, rather dangerously, this withdrawal in fear of a murderous state that makes heroes out of our decapitators, increasingly becomes a passive wish to separate from Sri Lanka.” Instead of a passive wish they can have an active wish and separate themselves from Sri Lanka. Tamils who live in Sri Lanka are the descendants of:

    1 .Tamil invaders from South India who could not be chased away due to arrival of Portuguese.
    2. Tamil slaves brought to Sri Lanka from India by Portuguese, Dutch and British bastards
    3. Kallathonis who entered illegally when there were no immigration control.
    Cont…

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    cont…
    Until a Tamil who served the British declared in the census a category called ‘Ceylon Tamils’ they were considered as Aliens. Instead of living among racist, Facist Sinhala Buddhists who discriminate against Tamils they will be better off if they go back to the place from where their Great Great Great Grandfathers/mothers came across the Palk Straight. Over there no discrimination at all. You have the full freedom to do whatever you like including shitting and urinating in pavements!

    “what is said in common private Tamil conversation is this: “We should never have trusted the Sinhalese. They always cheated and continue to do so. Prabhakaran was right.” Sinhalese also say ‘You can trust only two Tamils; ‘The dead and the unborn’. Although Tamils have been a pain in the neck of Sinhalese throughout history, Sinhalese have accepted the reality and live with it. That is why now out of the population in Colombo nearly 40% are Tamils. Out of the total Tamil population nearly 50% live in the south among Sinhalese. But these Wellala politicians who live with Sinhalese in Colombo go to North and East and tell completely a different story to ordinary Tamil folks. Until the day that ordinary Tamil folks decide to dump the Wellala Politicians into the Indian ocean, the problem will remain. Sinhalese should also do the same with Sinhala politicians who are giving into the unfair demands of Tamils for the sake of their votes. Unless Sri Lanka gets a benevolent dictator like Lee Kuan Yew or Mahathir Mohamed the country will go down the drain with the democracy we have. British planted democracy in Sri Lanka hoping that Tamils and Sinhalese will fight after they leave and our fellows got into that trap.

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    Deciding on foreign judges in SL is a political decision.

    When the PM and President order no prosecution but apparently allow investigation of war crimes they interfere with the ideal of independent courts. No big news.

    I read last week that two ministers have instructed the police to investigate a case of alleged child abuse. Who gave them any authority to do that?

    Can the Police Commission prosecute? Not sure. I know that the RTI Commission can prosecute but have until now thought that the NPC is more an advising authority that instructs the police to act. Prosecuting politicians for hate crimes is more for the Attorney General.

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    Prof Hoole:

    As a christian you might know, is it true that the govt is silent but christians are buying Buddhist temples for higher prices to convert to christian Churches. On the other hand, the rumour is some well known monks are tempes and sell to the Christian church for higher prices ? Do you think some buddhists must check on this rumour ?

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    Regarding the Christians converting buddhist temples to Churces, it is rumoured some prominent monks in Dambulla are involved and the question is why the buddasasana minister is silent and unaware of it ?

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    The case for foreign judges needs to be argued separately, and the writer would have done well not to mix this up with Populism represented as hate speech. The populism of MS and RW is seen in their implied refusal to punish offenders among the armed forces. Such populism may encourage hate speech in one or two removes – as seen in the plight of Muslims today – but is in itself not hate speech. It is populism our politics has lived with since the 1948 Citizenship Act, although its full potential was not seen until 1956. We may have to live with it for several more decades in the absence of principled leadership.

    In the matter of foreign judges, the issue would be clearer if the Tamil leadership accepted part of the blame for what the civilians suffered during the war. They were rhetorically supporting the LTTE, while its calculated provocations made war certain. Once a government is pushed to give marching orders to the army, the cause of human rights has been greatly injured. The role of human rights activism becomes purely defensive.

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    Poor Dr Ranil, simple Batalanda Ranil of course then . in his MOU with Sambnadan agreed to give the Tamils a Vellala Homeland… Dr Ranil Also promised to get the UN to try our Sinhala Buddhist Army for War Crimes, and pay compensation to LTTE Tigers both dead and alive… …… And even appointed his cousin from Horagolla Walawva to make up the list of dead Tigers as Missing in Action…. Now Professor Hoole wants poor Dr Ranil charged for Hate Crimes ……. Does the Professor mean hate Crimes against Sinhala Buddhists………I am a bit confused …….I know Dr Ranil created his s UNP F******CID and rounded up Sinhala Buddhists and even a good descent Monk on silly charges like offering Sil Redi ( Prayer Clothes ) to Upasakammes ,and looking after orphan baby Elephants…….That was a bad start considering Dr Ranil’s main Goal was to fulfil his commitments to Sambandan and the Bedouon Prince through his MOU…….To make matters worse, Dr Ranil’s best Buddy from Singapore carried out the biggest Robbery in Mahavamsa History…………His guard Dog Rajitha went after the few good Sinhala Buddhists who are in the GMOA, even before Dr Ranil could start dismantling the Public Education for poor Sinhala Buddhists to become Doctors……..Then Dr Ranil brought out his ETCA aka free Passports for Indians to replace GMOA………. The NGOs who are major stake holders in Dr Ranil & Bodhisira Govt, started to attack anything with a Saffron Cloth, and even took full page ads in our traditional Sinhala Buddhist papers to disparage Buddhists and call them extremists and accused them of destroying Mosques and Churches………Although our Dalit Sanga have been on the hustings, to keep our rural Sinhala Buddhists about the impending disaster which they are facing under Yaapalanay , our Mahanayakas took a while to wake up from their slumber… That was ..when the UNP LGBTQ faction ministers called Asgiriya Mahanaka a cheat, who robbed the ” Tourist Gate” in Dambulla………. I must agree Dr Ranil has been responsible for these crimes against the traditional owners of the land, who are the Sinhala Buddhists……….

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