24 June, 2017

The Political Hypocrisy Of President Maithripala Sirisena – Muslim IDPs Tossed Out

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

A Tamil saying goes thus “Stealing the neighbour’s chicken for the mother’s almsgiving“.

President Sirisena in his total betrayal of the Muslims did just that with one stroke of his pen from Moscow on 24th March, 2017, when he signed the gazette notification declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli, Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests as Mawillu Forest Reserve under 3A of the Forest Conservation Ordinance. He satisfies his ego and is pampering to extremist Buddhists by taking over Muslim agricultural lands, which have belonged to them for generations.

Rishard Bathiudeen, the current Minster of Industry and Commerce and leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress crossed over with his party members in November 2014 to the Opposition and supported Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate of the Opposition at the Presidential Elections in January 2015. His crossover was with two Parliamentarians, 4 Provincial Council Members, 63 Pradeshiya Sabha members, totaling 69 elected representatives. No other member crossing over brought in so many elected representatives to the common opposition against Mahinda Rajapaksa. Its time for Rishard Bathiudeen and other Muslim political leaders to rethink their support for Yahapalanaya, without sticking to their selfish motives of perks and privileges. They should reconsider their support for Yahapalanaya, not because the IDPs who are being discriminated against are Muslim, but the injustice meted out to a group of innocent Sri Lankan citizens. I also remind here that these people were ousted from their homes as they refused to join the LTTE in their cause, and stood for one Sri Lanka. No other community who was not part of the warring factions had to pay such a heavy price.

1901 Old-deed

Rishard had one simple request- that a Government elected under Maithripala Sirisena would ensure the right of his people to return to their former lands and to treat the Northern Muslims as equal citizens in the Northern resettlement process.

The brutal terrorist force of Velupillai Prabhaharan, the fascist leader of the Liberation Tigers of Thamil Eelam (LTTE), forcibly evicted the entire Muslim population of the North in 1990 in the biggest ethnic cleansing exercise in Sri Lanka. Some were given 24 hours to leave while the others had just two hours. They left minus all their assets, cash, and wealth as they were allowed to take with them just Rs. 500.

They trekked through jungle, took risks with tiny boats in the mighty ocean, and walked hundreds of kilometers to reach safety in Puttlam and other parts of Southern Sri Lanka. They have been languishing in refugee camps for over 25 years with dreams of returning to their former homes and lands. To this day, the Government has treated them as a “FORGOTTEN PEOPLE”.

The Muslims were forced to abandon their lands with their eviction in 1990 and there was obvious jungle growth in the 25 years of their displacement. The LTTE and the Army which occupied thousands of acres of farm land did not allow the Muslims to go to their lands until the end of the war in 2009. With the resettlement of the entire 300,000 Tamil Internally Displaced Population by 2013, the Government under Basil Rajapaksa’s Presidential Task force for Northern Development started allocating 1/2 acre of land to the Muslim IDPs. The local government officials in the districts undertook this task, fulfilling all necessary Government criteria for resettlement, but no infrastructure or other support was provided to them. Some benevolent Sri Lankan Muslims and a foundation from Qatar build some houses, but there were no schools, health facilities, or transport provided by the State.

Extremist Buddhists, with the jubilation of winning the war in 2009 started targeting the Muslims. They started with Halal food, attacking their businesses and the resettlement of the Muslim IDPs. They found a willing ally in Mahinda Rajapaksa with his deep-rooted racism and hatred of the Muslims when he lost the Presidential elections.

The Buddhist extremists led by some monks started a campaign along with some Environmentalists to halt the resettlement or allocating the former Muslim lands back to them. Now, they have found a new ally in Maithripala Sirisena.

The forest reserve controversy started with the prospect of a humiliating defeat at the 2012 Provincial Council Elections, upsetting the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his fascist regime. They foresaw the damning defeat of the Sinhala backed politics in the North to the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) led Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Due to this, with a single stroke of Anura Priyadhashana Yapa’s pen, thousands of acres of Northern arable lands were declared as forest reserves or watershed areas. This included thousands of Muslim lands in the Mannar District in the Musali South. This was mainly done to prevent the Northern Provincial council having jurisdiction over vast tracks of arable land.

While the President has declared Muslim lands as a forest reserve with the stroke of his pen, there has been organized colonization along the Wilpattu Reserve on the Welioya road by Sinhalese from Hambantota and families of armed forces personnel. The following are the available statistics for the Sinhala settlements:

1 Veratenna – 520 families

2. Bogaswewa 1- 500 families

3. Bogaswewa 2 -560 families

4. Namalgama – 470 families

5. Senaleenigama – 450 families

6. Nandamitragama -360 families

There are no protests or challenges by the Environmentalists or the President for clearing thousands of acres of virgin forestland for the resettlement of the above. None of these settlers are from the area. These 2860 families who have been settled in these new townships have been provided with three acres of land each compared to the half an acre for the Muslims. From where did the land for these settlers come? Large extents of jungle and forest reservations have been cleared and handed over for their resettlement, grants and allowances disbursed, and all other facilities including schooling have been provided by the State. Neither land kacheries were held nor deforestation undertaken with proper approvals. It is also alleged that the Army built the houses for these alien settlers from Hambantota, Suriyawewa and elsewhere. Further, over 500 acres of these lands has been taken over by the Navy and are planting cashew nuts. Derana TV’s Health camp of 25th March 2017 (Manushath Derena) showed visuals of a large road built across this virgin forest territory. The highly developed infrastructure including schools, hospitals etc., in the once virgin forest is evidence of the destruction that was caused to this land by Sinhala settlers from the southern most part of the country. Our Environmentalist President, the racist Buddhist monks and the terror Environmental organizations are blind to these developments.

There are 21 Muslims in the current Parliament. The Muslim community expects them to act without compromising the land rights of these Forgotten people.

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    Hilmy Ahamed

    RE: The Political Hypocrisy Of President Maithripala Sirisena – Muslim IDPs Tossed Out

    “President Sirisena in his total betrayal of the Muslims did just that with one stroke of his pen from Moscow on 24th March, 2017, when he signed the gazette notification declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli, Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests as Mawillu Forest Reserve under 3A of the Forest Conservation Ordinance. He satisfies his ego and is pampering to extremist Buddhists by taking over Muslim agricultural lands, which have belonged to them for generations.”

    Even before the above, Maitripala Sirisena has earned the Titles of Turncoat, Traitor, Gona (whore), Mala Perethaya ( of those souls killed by Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies), and Sevalaya (sleaze) , by those who voted for him.

    What would you expect from a Turncoat, Traitor, Gona (whore), Mala Perethaya, and Sevalaya (sleaze) ?

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      When will you talk about the pathetic situation of all IDPs including Tamils in Tamil Nadu, Tamil speaking Muslims, Tamils who were internally displaced and homeless for the past 30 years? There are number of Sinhala speaking IDPs too.

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        Well Native Vedda, the 300,000 Tamil IDPs were settled between 2009 and 2013. None of the Muslim IDPs were settled in the mannar district from 1990 t0 2013. They got some support in Puttlam, but it was never considered their home. A few hundred have been settled since 2013. Close to 30,000 have been brought from the South to be settled in Wanni in the villages named. Look at the acres of land given to the Tamils by the army. Why are you not asking what has been done to the Muslims? or are you one of those who support the ethnic cleansing of the North

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          Hilmy Ahamed

          “Look at the acres of land given to the Tamils by the army.”

          Did those acres of land belong to the Army in the first place?

          Most properties confiscated by LTTE have been returned to the legal owners out of which some have been sold to Muslims in the North.

          By the way you seem bit envious of Tamils being treated differently by Army.

          ” Why are you not asking what has been done to the Muslims?”

          I have raised this question on many occasions in this forum and elsewhere and will continue do so until I remain fit and well to communicate. In fact I am also of the opinion the diaspora that supported/funded the war particularly the TGTE (Government in Exile) should take the initiative to raise funds or collect funds from those numerous LTTE fund holders/investors and use the it to compensate the victims of LTTE’s war crimes against all people.

          Why haven’t the Muslim MPs (the Muslims chose/help to elect)pressed the successive governments which they unequivocally supported (in the past and continues to do so) to deal with the one of many heinous war crimes perpetrated in this island?

          There is a saying, one cannot have the cake and eat it.

          Why don’t you campaign for the establishment of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)which would be legally empowered to deal with war crimes and crimes against humanity, by recording all atrocities against people, digging out Truth, making the perpetrators own up the crime, confessing, saying sorry to the victims, begging for mercy, receiving pardon on case by case, ….. and adequately compensating the victims.

          Is it too much for you to understand the need for a holistic approach to the historically rooted problem?

          By the way if and when the state and its rulers see the wisdom to form a TRC then I hope you would help the commissioners to identify the members of Muslim Home Guards who perpetrated heinous crimes since the middle of 1980’s and some Muslim intelligent operatives and official torturers who under Sri Lankan license continued to perpetrate war crimes.

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            NV

            All Tamil speaking people must unite to form a common front.

            Soma

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              somass

              “All Tamil speaking people must unite to form a common front.”

              together with Sinhala speaking people to evict/ethnically cleanse the bigoted Sinhala/Buddhists noisy minority into their little Sinhala/Buddhists secluded ghetto which I am happy to help you build within the next few years.

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          Dear Hilmy,
          It is obvious that whatever government that comes to power is not going to settle IDP problem because driving Tamil people from their lands was part and parcel of the Sinhlla racist agenda. Muslim IDPs are caught in the middle because government cannot settle all Muslim IDPs and keep Tamil IDPs in camps. Do not blame Sinhala people and LTTE only, as Muslims have also comitted ethnic cleansing of Tamils eastern province, and these Tamil IDPs are still languishing in camps in India and in northern province. Muslims also do not want them to be settled back in their lands as some of the lands have been appropriated illegally by Muslims and also they do not want the ethnic balance in eastern province brought back to have Tamil majority. Your statement that 300,000 Tamil IDPS have been settled is wrong, which is evidenced by the continued agitation of Tamils.

          Best way forward is not to rely on any government but to form a committee of fair minded persons of all communities to look into this matter. You are highlighting the settlement of Sinhalese from south in Mannar, but you are silent on the settlement of Muslims from south in Vavuniya and Mullaitivu done by Rishard Badiuddin with funds from Qatar and Saudi Arabia to alter the demographic pattern in those areas. Are the Muslims settled in such a manner prepared to relocate back to where they came from, when your demand to relocate Sinhalese to their homes in the south is acceded. Muslims are to blame for their sorry plight, as instead of standing together with Tamils and getting their rights, they are undercutting Tamils hoping that they will get favourable deal like what happened in the past in education and employment. It is time you changed your action plan.

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    kaffir are not to be trusted. There is no God but Allah and Prophet Mohamed is his messenger.
    Why in russia? its a message to muslims, what russia does in syria and iraq to muslims will be visited on them in sri lanka, if the muslims agitate for there rights.

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      jehan

      “kaffir are not to be trusted. There is no God but Allah and Prophet Mohamed is his messenger.”

      The Wahhabi Arabs trusted the Kaffirs against the Caliphate of the Ottamans, and God Allah punished the Arabs for the treachery over the past 100 years, and still punishing them, with Kaffirs and the Devil, Satan following Wahhabies and their clones,

      Satan, Iblis, Devil followers also should not be trusted. They have caused calamity in the world for kaffirs and Muslims who fellow God, Allah, and those who do not follow God, Allah as well.

      The are called Wahhabies, Salafies, Tauhidis, ISIS, Boko-Haram etc. and Prophet Mohamed presciently waned about them in the Hadith of Najd.

      References:

      1. Hadith of Najd

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      The Hadith of Najd is a famous hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the area referred to as “Najd” is disputed.

      2. Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      Published on Jun 2, 2013
      Yusri Rushdi al-Sayyid Jabr al-Husni, a Sunni Muslim religious scholar from the world’s oldest and most prestigious Islamic school, the Honorable al-Azhar, has stated that Wahhabis who are also known by other names such as Salafis, Najdis, and Horners, are in fact the Horn of the Devil, a term used by the prophet Muhammad in reference to a satanic faith that shall come out of Najd (Saudi Arabia).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

      3.Wahhabi sack of Karbala

      Wahhabis killed 2,000 –5,000 of the inhabitants and plundered the tomb of Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, and destroyed its dome, seizing a large quantity of spoils, including gold, Persian carpets, money, pearls, and guns that had accumulated in the tomb, most of them donations. The attack lasted for eight hours, after which the Wahhabis left the city with more than 4,000 camels carrying their plunder.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi_sack_of_Karbala

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      Jehan, you should not be making these kind of comments in a public forum at all?

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    But this is Tamil homeland. Sirisena cannot go against the UNHRC.

    Large Muslim colonization schemes are a threat to India security as well.

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      Where the Fu…k were the Muslims before your sadist drove them out? Don’t take the Muslim silence for granted.

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    Until 8th Jan 2015, MR was a very strong man with fewer enemies, had to concede his defeat even before the final results were out.

    MY3 who has never been strong as a president or politically even after 8th Jan 2015, has already earned too many enemies for the reasons unknown to himself, has already realized the need to increase his popularity among Sinhalese.

    One-half of the kingmakers are already fed up with him, and he is trying to make an enemy out of other half now. Or is he confident that Muslims don’t care as long as no BBS troubles, and Ranil is around him?

    Will await to see how and what these Muz politicians react

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    Hilmy nana,

    You lie AGAIN. There are no Muslim IDPs in Sri Lanka. So called Muslim IDPs are all hoax. Muslim IDP drama was choreographed by then MR government to get votes at UN, MR even donated US$ 1 million in financial assistance to Palestine. Nobody lives in the poorly built huts which were build the the most corrupt politician whose family members own 5000 or so acres. The corrupt politician’s henchmen are patrolling in the Wilpattuwa jungle. As the LTTE terrorism began, Muslim people in north went back home to Tamil Nadu. Few families may have settled in Puttalama. Besides those Muslims’s previous generation were known as Kallathonies/ illegal immigrants, they got their fraudulent Sri Lankan birth certificates and land deeds through corrupt Muslim lawyers and corrupt Muslim Justices of peace. 90% Muslims are recent illegal immigrants.

    Halal certificate issue is a bid fraud, even non-Muslims have to pay extra for goods, and where do the ill gotten Halal money go?

    SL government must serve native Sinhalese’s interests before serving these invasive Kallathonies. Sinhala village youth who don’t have a square inch in their own motherland joined the Army and defeated the LTTE terrorists, at the time Muslims couldn’t be bothered to join the Army, they kept Muslimising Sri Lanka and now thousands of Sri Lankan Muslim youths have joined various Jihadi/ISIS terrorists groups across the world. The way Muslim things are happening in Sri Lanka, don’t be surprised if your next door neighbor is Al-Baghdadi

    Always remember that Sinhale (Sri Lanka) is eternally Sinhala-Buddhist.

    Aluthgama riots were stared by local Wahabi Muslims.

    .

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      Sir, please get off whatever you are taking.

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      John brother, Come with me and see what I can show you among the bushes in wilpattu. Might be able to find a wild bore to give you a proper scr…..ew. Thats what you probably need to understand that Muslims were the first pearl fishers in the gykf of Mannar

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      brother John the baptist, Come with me and see what I can show you among the bushes in wilpattu. Might be able to find a wild bore to give you a proper scr…..ew. Thats what you probably need to understand that Muslims were the first pearl fishers in the gykf of Mannar

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      “Always remember that Sinhale (Sri Lanka) is eternally Sinhala-Buddhist”. You are right when reading your comment with full of jealousy and hatred. After all only those having animal blood (Sinha-le) can comment so inhumanly.

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        John’s comments are disgraceful!

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      Jonny,

      We don’t see hatred in your comment. But we see ignorance and jealousy are burning out there. At the most we can be pathetic, but you’re not worthy enough for any else.

      We as Muslims do understand that you too have the right to the land, and we value your heart-burnings especially you guys being majority and majority among you not being able to be successful is a curse, of course – Your burning out suggests that you’re in there too?

      Remember, calling Muslims, whose majority are successful, in whatever filthy and derogatory terms is not going to let them down, stop or hinder their progress in any way.

      As a brotherly note, the best you can help your community is by grasping some of the best qualities of Muslims and Tamils, and analyze why they are successful and preach that among your community – If you’re too serious, SL is a best place where you can try becoming a monk to do the task for betterment of your community by allying yourself with good monks, or if you prefer ally yourself with BBS type of monks to make sure you too are proud partner in dragging SL years back, and still topping the list of ‘maid manufacturer’ of Middle-Eastern Muslims – Choice is your brother !

      My hope is, with all this hatred inciting, we should not push next minority of united Sri Lanka demanding their own nation. And go through similar horror stories and stand 60 years behind and become a joke and funny piece of land for other countries to mock at us like what recently Indonesia and China remarked on us.

      (Don’t take me wrong, just givng you example to match your level of IQ only – If Tamils get their piece of land, would develop with West and Aussy money, if Muslims get their piece they too will develop with Arab monies – Where do you guys go? Myanmar?)

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        Fathima

        If Tamils get their piece of land and the Muslims get their piece of land we can push them all into those pieces and live happily ever after. I daily prey to Allah for that to happen.

        Soma

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          somaaaassss

          “If Tamils get their piece of land and the Muslims get their piece of land we can push them all into those pieces and live happily ever after. I daily prey to Allah for that to happen.”

          Sorry somass, you will have your own Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto in the deep south.

          You are free to make your noise in your ghetto, if you need we can supply you free ghetto blasters.

          Ghetto blaster

          – a large portable radio and cassette or CD player, measuring about 1.5 m wide and 1.0 m high.

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          Then Pahatharata / Udarata issue (low caste Sinhalese will start to fight with high class)

          You guys still have to learn how to live peacefully. You always need to fight with somebody, be it ur own brother or father as we see in News.

          Just fight..fight and fight, kill..kill and kill…

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      This is part of Muslim attempt of establishing Muslims homeland in Sri lankan coastal regions. rishad Bathiuddain cleared the Wi,pattu forest abd settled iranians, pakistanis and those who already had leands anuradhapura and Puttlam. some of those new settlers sold thise lands double the prize and moved back to where they earlier lived.

      Who wants to believe that these people are refugees for 27 years.

      It is simply manipulation of Muslims to islamize the country.

      From one side they produce like rats and from another side is building mosques for every 50 families – that is with the middle eastern money, now needs lands.

      rishad Bathiuddain says he went to colombo during the LTTE time with everything he had inside a plastic bag. NOw, he has properties in Colombo 07 and in London. Properties are spread every where. The same colonization is carried out by muslims in the east. But, Raug Hakken is silent because he has his own business expansion.

      Maithripala sirisena is the culprit.

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      John

      “Aluthgama riots were stared by local Wahabi Muslims”

      This is not true.

      It was started during June 2014 by BBS and Gota to distract and show the Sinhala “Buddhists”. that they are, very pro-Sinhala “Buddhists”, which back fired on MaRa and Cronies, on January 8, 2015.

      Calling Wahhabies, Muslims, is not correct.

      Wahhabies are Iblisis, Santanis, who follow the Devil, Satan.

      References:

      1. Hadith of Najd

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      2. Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      Published on Jun 2, 2013

      Yusri Rushdi al-Sayyid Jabr al-Husni, a Sunni Muslim religious scholar from the world’s oldest and most prestigious Islamic school, the Honorable al-Azhar, has stated that Wahhabis who are also known by other names such as Salafis, Najdis, and Horners, are in fact the Horn of the Devil, a term used by the prophet Muhammad in reference to a satanic faith that shall come out of Najd (Saudi Arabia).

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    stop lying Rishad on the guise of settling IDPS Rishaad and many other Muslim organisations have obtained funds from certain Gulf Arab countries to settle thousands of out of area Muslims in Mannar, especially along the strategic north west coast that is close to India, along the Wilpattu corridor. They want to turn Tamil majority Mannar into a Muslim majority district by settling thousands of out of area Muslims. 90% of the genuine displaced IDPS do not want to return. They are happily settled in largely Muslim majority areas in Puttalam. No one is stopping these people if they want to return but everyone is objecting to this diabolical plan hatched up by the Shaitan from Mannar and certain Islamic organisations in the island to turn Tamil majority Mannar into a Muslim majority area by using funds from certain gulf Arab states and Porkistan to settle thousands of out of area Muslims who have no connection to the north.
    You are very quiet about Muslims in the east allowing thousands of Tamils to return to their lands and homes in the Amparai and Trincomallee districts. Heavily armed Muslim home guards ethnically cleansed thousands of Tamils , who are the original inhabitants of the north and east and stole their lands homes and properties and still are holding unto them and not allowing the Tamil owners to return. Hundreds of Hindu temples have been converted as mosques. Dravidian South Indian Muslims like you ,only arrived in the north and east a few centuries ago as refugees and asylum seekers and are now trying to use the current situation in the island and the weakened position of the indigenous Tamils to make false claims and steal their lands. These are ancient historical Tamil homelands not Muslim. Everything ancient and historical in the north and east is Tamil Hindu or Tamil Buddhist, nothing Sinhalese or Muslim.
    If India has some sense it should see that these fake Arab South Indian Tamils Jehadis do not take control of the strategic ancient Tamil Hindu north and east. It will dangerous to India. As these Sri Lankan Muslims, despite being ethnically Tamil and of Indian origin are brain washed in the name of religion, to hate everything Indian and Tamil and worship everything Arab and Islamic. Other South Asian Muslim communities are not like this, they may be staunchly Muslim but are still very proud of their ethnicity and heritage

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      There again your comment showing your low caste, labourer type Tamil characters. It is a well known fact of history that LTTE chased away the Muslims from north and east of Sri Lanka. Tamils were at least displaced because of the war but not chased away from their own lands. So the real IDPS are Muslims. You Tamils are low caste kallathonis from India. I do not know you are really a Tamil or Sinhalese, but tat goes to them too because they themselves claim they are kallathonies from North India. 99% of LTTE cadre belongs to low caste Tamils and Tamil Christians. Even the high cast Jaffna Tamils hated them. T think MS too must be of low caste Sinhalese. Joining with the low caste racist Sinhalese he is showing his colours.

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        You can screech and insult me here as much as possible but 98% of the So called Sri Lankan Moors do not have any Moor or Arab blood at all but are low caste immigrant Indian Tamil Hindus who converted to Islam and are now claiming a fake Arab identity. Even the other 2% have a very distant Arab male ancestor and the rest of their ancestors are all Tamils. There is a little bit of Sinhalese blood but basically they are Dravidian Tamil speaking Indian immigrants from Tamil Nadu , largely of low caste origin, However now are trying to give them selves airs, and superiority from their fellow non Muslim Tamils by claiming a non existent Arab heritage, as they suffer from an inferiority complex due to their low origin and think claiming an Arab heritage is better than their actual real low caste immigrant Indian Tamil origin. Only a people with low self esteem and have something to hide will do such a thing. A dash of Arab or Sinhalese does not make you Arab or Sinhalese. DNA also now confirms this. There is very little Arab amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims. and they are of the same origin and heritage as the Sinhalese Tamils and the south Indians.

        As for Muslims being innocent victims don’t make me laugh . They openly took part in large scale atrocities on the Tamil population in the south of the island and in the east , where heavily armed Muslim home guards with the help of the Sri Lankan armed forces killed raped and ethically cleansed thousands of Tamils in the east and are still not allowing the Tamils who are the real owners of the east to return to their lands. In the north the Muslims were chased out as they were spying for the Sinhalese armed forces and storing arms., who asked them to do it? They were well treated by the Tamils there but still not resist their backstabbing activities. The LTTE did not want a repeat of what happened to the Tamils in the south and east , to happen in the north too. so packed them off. No one is stopping genuinely displaced Muslims returning , however 90% displaced northern Muslims do not want to return. but using this as an excuse Muslim organisations are trying to settle thousands of out of area Muslims in the north and create Muslim majority enclaves at various strategic places, that were never there. Around 75000 Muslim were displaces from the north and now Muslim organisations are . claiming that around 300000 must return. Within 30 years even with a high birth rate this is humanly impossible. Many of the 75000 were elderly and little children . Whom are they trying to fool?

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          What does it matter if you have Sinhala B or Dravidian H blood now, because in the next so called rebirth you may be born in the opposite nationality and religion. Who knows whether VP is now a Sinhala and some of our earlier political leaders may now be tamils of TN. If so why all this land ownership problems. Land does not go into death. So leave it to the govt. for planning.

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            If it does not matter then why in the name of religion claim false origins and heritages and in the name of these fake heritage destroy your own language people and heritage by joining with Sinhalese racist. It does matter. Yes we all have to die but when we live we want to live with dignity and justice and not treated like animals in our own land and backstabbed by low caste immigrant Indian Tamil Hindu converts to Islam now pretending to be Arab and claiming all sorts of origins and heritages even Sinhalese other than their actual Tamil origin, thinking that this will be advantageous to their nasty selfish backstabbing community. If they had sided with their fellow non Muslim Tamils, Sinhalese racism would not have reached this level, no the just could not do it but backstab and join the Sinhalese racists for a few crumbs from their table.
            Your stupid palliatives to hide the truth and gloss over what happened will not work, as you are not the victim but part of the oppressor, it would have mattered if it concerned you your family or community. Leave the government to plan. Yes if it was an impartial government but not a government full of Sinhalese racists. We know that they had planned from the time of independence. Large scale genocide ethnic cleansing and discrimination of the island’s Tamils and are still continuing. Their planning has resulted in the island’s Tamil population that was around 26-28% at the time of independence to be reduced to 15-16% within 60 years. Around 1/3 of the historic ancient Tamil homelands ethnically cleansed and stolen by Sinhalese. Now these fake Arab low caste immigrant Dravidian Indian Tamil converts to Islam, also want a piece of the pie and are opportunistically trying to steal large chunks of the Eelam Tamil homelands for their immigrant community that only arrived in the north and east as asylum seekers and refugees.

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              Rotten Real Siva Sankaran

              I will tell you low caste black crow who try to make Moors low caste Tamil convert. It is your inferiority complex that makes you talk like that. When Moors first arrived in Sri Lanka the coastal area was monopolized by Kerala people. Sinhalese lived inland because they were farmers. They exchanged their farm products for product these Kerala people brought. Then Moors took over the trade. The moors used money in the form of gold and silver coins and opened shop system to buy, sell and exchange goods. They did this in Malabar and Tamilnadu too. These Tamil crows were considered as Dalit by Brahmins. It was the Muslims who taught trade to these tree climbing, cooli type Tamil crows. North of Sri Lanka too was same. There are many proofs but I cannot discuss everything here but point to one. In Sri Lanka and India what is shop system? It is open system where the goods are displayed in front. Whose system is this? Not Europe’s but Arab’s. This is one of the trade system Muslim taught you Tamil crows. You visit a village in north and then a village or places in Colombo, Aluthgama etc. You will see a very big difference in their features, physique and dresses. Sarong, shirt, trouser are Muslim’s origin. Vesti is a 4 yds. cloth Muslims sold but you wrap it around waist, you crows did not know how to stitch dresses. I can write pages about you Tamil crows but this few points enough to show both our communities are far apart. Tamil is was an adapted language so we don’t care a shit about it. Moors spoke Malayalam too at that time. Tamil we speak is corrupted language with many Arabic, Urdu, Sinhala words.

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          Brother Real Siva Sankaran,

          I see almost all comments of yours, there is a talk about caste, ancestry etc. Is that a reflection of your inferiority complex?

          Or, you are a victim and been hurt by this caste BS..among your community / religion? If you’re real Tamil, please don’t blame Tamil Nadu, because now they are the only souls who talk for you.

          And you know the fact? Your so-called high-caste Tamils are now refugees among so-called low caste Tamils in TN, and some of them are married and all of you guys are now relatives, can’t boast about your caste..he..he

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      Real Siva Sankaran Sarma,

      You are entirely correct.
      Those who lived and/or had relatives in the north and east during and before the war know this.

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    At least Mahinda’s racism against the Muslims were not done as openly as Sirisena. First he brought Gnanasara to the palace and elevated him to the level of a Mahanayake. Now, he has destroyed the hopes of people who sacrificed their lives for keeping Sri Lanka united. He is pandering to the skirt of the dog women fame.

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    Sirisena is the biggest hypocrite ever. He would have been 6 feet under if not for the Muslim voters. Now he is sacrificing them for a bunch of racists

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    This is Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s opportunity to get the 21 MPs and the entire Muslim voters. He has to make an announcement that he will repeal this gazatte notification and send these culprits behind bars.

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    Firstly if Sirisena can betray one of his closest political allies and friend then who is Rishard Badiudeen ?
    Once a betrayer always a betrayer.

    Secondly if Rishard Baduideen was truly interested in resettling his people he should have stayed with Mahinda Rajapakse who supported him in this despite facing the same criticisms Sirisena did. A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush as they say. He gambled the future of his people for his own personal gains.

    Bottom line – it’s all about money and the fools are those who think otherwise.

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    Every Muslim should be grateful to Hilmy Ahamed for his well-researched and cogently argued article. The 21 Muslim Parliamentarians may not be able to take effective concerted action. What should be done? – IH

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      Thank you Mr Hussain for your kind words. The 21 MPs and Muslim civil society can make all the difference if there is resolve to fight for this oppressed community of North Muslims

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      Well researched?
      Come on izeth!
      Did Hilmy provide any reference to back up?

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        Kenny, this is not Mr Ahamed’s Phd theses, The facts given by him are available with the divisional secretary. Make use of your mobile kenny boy!

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      Has the Muslim Community benefited in some tangible ways by the presence of around 20 Muslim Politicians in both the previous as well as the present Governments ?
      Have these Muslim Politicians not demonstrated that they are first and foremost ‘Politicians’ and like all other politicians possess a strong greed for power and all that it entails ?
      Did these politicians choose to switch their support from MR to MS because they sincerely believed that it would benefit the Ummah ? How many Muslim MP’s protested vehemently at the speech and actions of anti-Muslim groups during the past two years ?

      Brothers Izeth and Hilmi, it is time to stop depending on these miserable Muslim Politicians. The future of our Community is strongly tied up with the future of all other religious communities and therefore of our Motherland. If we are to be an integral part of this National effort, then we must be ready, willing and able to give up this divisive ‘religious party politics’ and focus our attention on re-establishing and strengthening our position among the leading National Parties (viz., the UNP, the SLFP & the JVP). Do you recall the peaceful relations that existed between the Muslims and the other religious groups before the 1978 Constitution activated and boosted the process of polarization of ethnic groups ? As things stand at the moment, can the Muslim Community approach a non-Muslim Politician for succour on matters affecting the Community ? Will we not be promptly reminded that we have our own Politicians to attend to such matters ?

      The National Political Parties have abdicated their responsibilities to the Muslim Community and our collective efforts must be to re-establish the status quo that existed prior to 1978. As senior Opinion Leaders of our Community the two of you should be directing your efforts towards this end rather than wringing your hands at the failures of our Muslim Politicians. Don’t you realize that even the settlement of Sinhalese in Wilpattu is the result of this ‘Us vs Them’ syndrome ? In effect what is being said is “We will look after our people, you look after yours”.

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    Dear Hilmy Ahamed,

    You comment regularly on CT, and I regard you as a decent man. Everywhere in the world there is a great deal of irrationality whenever the subject is Muslims and Islam!

    There definitely is a good deal of “Establishment Sponsored” Sinhalese colonisation now going on and that is not good. I’m sure that the doings of the mad-dog Buddhist monk, that got highlighted in November 2016, proved this beyond doubt:

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/you-tamil-dog-i-will-kill-you-buddhist-monk-tells-grama-sevaka-in-batticaloa/comment-page-1/#comments

    You will find comments by me (along with those of many others from all communities) decrying this; there were a record number of comments.

    However, much more significant are some comments that I submitted BEFORE this story made headlines:

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-dress-rehearsal-in-trincomalee/

    Only 19 responses to that. Please see the last three there. I have given an account of what I saw with my own eyes – and I was uncomfortable.

    That Muslims were unjustly treated has been granted, but I’m admittedly more concerned with displaced Tamils – it’s more obvious and easier to understand.

    As for the concerns of environmentalists, they are genuine. This Earth doesn’t belong to us humans only. All life forms must be protected, but it seems to be a losing battle that we are fighting.

    We have to stop increasing the number of humans on this planet. Mad fellows like President Erdogan of Turkey are saying otherwise. I don’t want to “interfere”, but I have been commenting a good deal on the need for reform of MMDA. I think I’ve seen you, also, supporting such reforms. Thanks.

    I certainly see the dishonesty of most of your Muslim politicians as contributing to our problems. How I wish we didn’t have to divide ourselves in to religious and other social groups. And I wish we weren’t driving other species to extinction.

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    Hilmy Ahamed,

    just out of curiosity, isn’t it possible for these displaced people to seek justice by filing a fundamental rights case at the supreme court, because we believe there is still a bot of justice in this country.

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    Well Mr Hilmi, I voted for Rajapaksha. Tell me one reason why I should support your position.

    Soma

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      somaaaaassssss

      “I voted for Rajapaksha.”

      I just want you to know you aren’t going to church with a crook.
      – Bernard Ebbers

      You have just confirmed you are a masochist/sadist.

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    Joint Comedians could not unseat even the weak TNA. Even if that happened JVP may sit on that. None of the Joint Comedy heads created anything constructive or achieved something tangle for the country. . They all earned their names by destruction. Now, they are violently threatening an all-out destruction to take the power. Dinesh even suggested an army coup is possible. Yet, nobody knows if the Sinhala Buddhist Modayas will buy that talk. But, Muslims leaders are standing in front to Milk out of it.

    Leader of the Muslim Ulama Party Moulavi Mubarak Abdul Majeed said that in the last Narahenpita meeting that he brought wishes from Rishard. Rishard accused by prominent figures in the Joint Comedy club as had stolen 5,000 acres of land. He is claiming that he was a landless refugee from the Northern Muslims evacuation, but has amassed a fortune by supporting UNP and SLFP. He was accused of sitting on Navy helicopters and organizing an attack on Mannar Tamil Judge. Old King had been manipulating that case in Colombo. Rishard was accused by TNA to Indian ambassador of hijacking the Indian houses built for war refugees. There was news that housed Rishard built in jungles to settle Muslims from south not occupied and Jungles is taking it over again. Exactly how the Sinhala -Muslims governments have made the notorious Old Brother Prince as war Hero of Sinhalese, Rishard too has been crowned as hero of Muslims, by writers like Hilmi. Sinhalese Buddhism is only in Lankawe. Their peculiar politics does not have another reflection in the world. But there is no Muslim country is left alone without making criminals as hero. That is not unique to Lankawe Muslims like Hilmi. That is why there is no industrial power house within Muslim nations. Only Destruction!

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    Hilmi is not really that much concerned about Muslims settling in the Wilpath wilderness. His object is larger. That is, promoting Rishard and uses him to milk more from Muslim-Sinhala Yahapalanaya government. In the recent months, other Tamil-Muslim leaders have repeatedly advocated unless Tamil and Muslim come together in this critical time, a solution for the minority communities may never achieved. Hakeem, another well-known opportunistic crook, who had went and negotiated with Leader Pirapaharan for a separate unit for Muslims, has now said that he does not oppose a combined solution – that is East-North merger- for minorities. When Hakeem went to Leader Pirapaharan, SLMC was one unit and all the current different factional leaders had accepted Hakeem’s negotiation with LTTE. Now Hilmi is trying to separate and crown Rishard, to support Joint Comedians and destroy the constitutional solution, thus ensuring the continuity of Muslim-Sinhala government. There is good chance that Muslim- Sinhala governments to continue, as so far Muslims have not shown any intelligent political maneuvers even out of Lankawe. But the future of the current different version of SLMC leaders’ future is ensured neither within Muslims Mass nor even at Kotte Parliament.
    This is not a new problem, but started by Old Royals, though Hilmi calling Rishard to approach Old Royals to solve it. Hilmi had written about it already couples of times but only concentrating accusing LTTE hoping then once more, like in Athulathmudali and Old Brother Prince time, Yahapalanaya will honor the crooked strategy. Two things; 1. As the war is over, neither Old Royals nor New Royals need Muslims Leaders to suppress Tamils. Ranil had not taken back the ones whom he created but dodged him and join UPFA, like Karuna, Deva, Pillaiyan, Aththanayake…. Once leave him, Rishard and Hakeem will make it permanent.

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      mmm..point

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    Successive governments of SL has this habbit of cheating the minority community and My3 has just shown that by declaring these Traditional Muslim areas as Protected place thus denying the “right to return”.

    Well done Hilmy you have called a spade a spade.

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    Re-settling IDP is not an issue. issue is building dynasties by Muslim politicians. Rishad want to build dynasty like kanthanhudy in manner for his political future.

    I visited this area about 3 months ago and saw number of persons like osama bil laden. I tried to talk to him with Sinhalese but he could not understand. then tried English and Tamil no response. I think they are outsiders somewhere from Pakistan. maybe from Kashmir.I felt something unknown to all of us happening there. Pakistan planting Kashmir militant there hoping to attack nuclear power plant situated few kilometers away in Indian soil. it is a very dangerous development.entire region may be in trouble under the cover of Muslim IDPs.

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      ranjith (sprrw) the paranoid

      “I think they are outsiders somewhere from Pakistan. maybe from Kashmir.”

      Why didn’t you inform the police about the presence of Pakistani in conflict areas?

      “Pakistan planting Kashmir militant there hoping to attack nuclear power plant situated few kilometers away in Indian soil.”

      It is Hindian’s problem. Let the Hindians do the worrying.

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        what monitor lizards do is to sense odor of flesh and swallow them.likewise you do same. radiation has no boudaries.it can cause harm to anybody. even lizards can not sense them

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          ranjith(sprrw) scatter brain nuclear scientist

          ” radiation has no boudaries.it can cause harm to anybody. even lizards can not sense them”

          We in this island rely on your renowned skills of sorcery. Therefore there is nothing that should make us worry.

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