17 January, 2021

Blog

The ‘Post War Sinhala Buddhist’ & Selective Truth Telling

By Hafeel Farisz

Hafeel Farisz

Hafeel Farisz

The recent fire at the Fashion Bug store in Pepiliyana has given rise to new questions. For anyone who has been following the ‘post war Sinhala Buddhist’ phenomenon, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Although conclusions are yet to be reached, and investigations into the cause of the fire are yet to be conducted- the voice of the company speaking to the media that night was telling. “We have suffered in the past, there is reason to believe that there was foul play. There was nothing to indicate an electric short”, was what he said.

The last time the store caught fire, in May 2013, there was no suspicion. It came under attack. The catalyst that was used to further the narrative of course was a personal dispute. A narrative the media and the government played on. I remember visiting the place in order to report the incident. Upon inquiry Sinhalese neighbors who lived around the area, kept telling me how the crowd had gathered at the Temple nearby. That while the mob had organized themselves and started walking towards the store, the Temple Bell was rung. The Temple Bell (Gantaraya) was rung initially to gather the crowd there too. These were all edited out of the narrative. Truth sometimes is selective. Criminal Proceedings were not instituted, and the owner of the store was pressurized to come to a settlement, which he did. He had no option but to, he was to recall later.BBS Monks

When the Anti-Muslim riots broke out in mid June 2014, the then government and the media played the same role. The selective truth narrator. To this day, not a single person has been held responsible for a riots which doused an entire village in flames. No one has been held responsible for the torching of the No Limit store in Panadura. There were 5 deaths. Every source including the officers of the Special Task Force (STF) who were on duty that evening, when the rally was conducted told me how the riots were in fact ‘organized’. It was no sudden reaction as was made to believe. The intelligence officers on the ground were aware of the plan. The foot soldiers of the STF had also joined the mob and played an integral part of the in the ensuing carnage. None of them made it to the official narration. The media played dumb. The reason given- the assault of a Buddhist monk in the town- was a lie. The government knew it was. It never happened. The Minister of External Affairs G.L Peiris told me that it was a lie they played on. So did the Attorney General at the time. In an interview conducted by me in the immediate aftermath of the riots, the then Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was caught lying, multiple times. The intelligence officers on the ground and the Police knew no such ‘assault’ took place. But a narrative was fed and was eagerly bought too. The Post War Sinhala Buddhist believed it. Rejoiced in it and blamed the attacked. The media, oh well, how could we forget the role it played. Malinda Senevirathne remained the only editor who was willing to publish the truth, which he did. But it fell on deaf ears.

But that wasn’t the start of the events. Exactly a month earlier, in May 2014 a Muslim owned store in Aluthgama was doused in flames by mobs. Again, a beautiful narrative was sold which the post war Sinhala Buddhist bought. The media shunned the story, but when social media took over, we were told how a worker at the store was caught attempting to sexually abuse a child. A lie. It never happened. It didn’t occur to the post war Sinhala Buddhist, that even if it did happen, torching had to be condemned. The perpetrators had to be brought to the book. None were. There was no ‘selectivity’ here though. The media pretended it never happened. Had the real facts been put out of this incident, we may have averted the full blown riot a month late.

Following the end of the war in 2009, a triumphalist, bigoted, racist and insecure section of the community were emboldened. A phenomenon that I identify as the “Post war Sinhala Buddhist”. This is by no means a brush with which all peace loving, Sinhala Buddhist nationalists should be painted. Nor are all Sinhala Buddhists, nationalist or otherwise, lumped into this genre. Infact it is the Sinhalese Buddhist who were at the helm of denouncing the hate that was spewed. But there exists a rising tide among the Sinhala Buddhist youth mainly, active on social media, who justify the violence with the warped narrative. The selective truth telling is what they believe. They not only believe it, they justify the reactions too. The justifications also now stretch beyond a ‘small group’.

Take for example the recent arrest of the head of a fringe fundamentalist movement- The Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath (SLTJ). A day before his arrest, another hate driven social media poster boy- a ‘post war Sinhala Buddhist’ was arrested. If anyone cares to follow the nature of the hate spewed by him it will either shock or create awe. The reaction will be extreme, depending on the ideological spectrum with which it’s viewed. “ We must all get together and kill them. Just finish the Thambiyas off” is just one part of one of his many speeches. But selective truth telling becomes the order of the day. The SLTJ never had uttered a single word that even remotely compares to what was said. In fact, the poster boy was not reacting to the SLTJ at all. The protest of the SLTJ regarding the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act came much after the poster boy said among many other things “ We have everything here, we will eat the throats of the Muslims” ( api gaawa badu thiyenawa, uguru danda kaala marenne). But the Post war Sinhala Buddhist, doesn’t understand such hypocrisy. Instead they latch on to this being a reaction to the rising ‘fundamentalism’. It wasn’t. There was no “Muslim anthawadiya” ( Muslim extremist) in his rhetoric. It was directed at all Muslims. In fact, the ‘Muslim anthawadiya’ is now the justification for anything and everything. Galagoda atte Gnanasara was also quick to jump into the limelight following the arrest of the poster boy. “about 100 or 200 of our people will die, but lets start from Maligawaththe and finish them all off”. He is on record saying this, and in the same vein calls for the arrest of the SLTJ. He infact gives an ultimatum.

Make no mistake, Muslim fundamentalism has crept into Sri Lanka society. It is an issue that must be addressed. But there is no Muslim fundamentalism that could be remotely compared to the systemic hate either directed or perceived by the Post War Sinhala Buddhist. The fact that it is all a ‘reaction’ is a lie. A lie propounded by the selective truth teller and understood by the bigoted justifier. A justification to attack an entire community. Muslim fundamentalism in Sri Lanka has got nothing to do with the take over of the state or the annihilation of Sinhala Buddhist. It has got to do with literal interpretations of a text. These interpretations have got to do with finding individual salvation, not materialistic possession. These are warped interpretations, true, but they aren’t directed at the world that is Sri Lanka: wearing a Nikab doesn’t indicate the desire to kill Sinhalese or take over land. If there are individuals who believe in a creator of the universe- and such creator- mind you the creator believed in is also the creator of galaxies, the stars the sun and the earth, the trees and leaves and the ocean, and that this same creator is actually concerned about the mundane day to day affairs of people and also insists on a Law which has no place in modern society, that is delusional thinking. The delusion has to be fought ideologically, yes. If the threat of terrorism is justified to keep the Post War Sinhala Buddhist on pins, such fear reeks of ignorance. The main victims of Islamic fundamentalism are Muslims themselves. It also reeks of ignorance because they pay no heed to the geo politics that are at play in the Middle East at large and South Asia to a lesser extent. None of which are yet emanated in Sri Lanka. However, the Muslims cannot live in denial. Media statement after media statement cannot be defensive. They serve no purpose except symbolizing denial. The Muslim intellectuals have to understand the threat posed by fundamentalism- the main threat of which is sheer ignorance and address it, soon.

But the Post War Sinhala Buddhist isn’t altruistic. The garb is ‘Fundamentalism’ and the attack is on all Muslims.

Throughout the last 7 years, the Muslims have been systemically targeted. Each time a different narrative is put forth. First it was the Halal issue. Again a lie. There were no “billions” (or even millions) gained from the certification process. None of the money was directed into mosques, nor were the finances used for anything but the certification process and charity. Second came the issue of “Wilpaththu”. The post war Sinhala Buddhist latched on to it, and hammered an entire community again. There was no reason for that. But this issue was a good cover- ‘protecting the environment’ always is. When the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) visited the area on a fact finding mission, together with Government Agencies, after the continuous spewing of hate- they seemed surprised too- the basis for all the hate was a lie. A fabrication. These two, the main issues under which the continuous attack was justified were in fact, non issues. Every issue brought out then on, were as baseless. The hate continued.

Media reports pre 1983 would indicate such selective truth telling too. We know what ensued. The pre 1957 riots justifications may draw parallels, with today’s selective truth telling. I wouldn’t know. But suspect, I can. We could continue to be selective truth tellers, and selective truth seekers or we could take on hate in any form and condemn it. We could continue to use the selective justifications, based on lies and fabrication, or we could stop justifying any kind of hate. We could stop the call to kill and burn Muslims, or justify such actions, like we have in the past. The decisions will define the path this country takes in the not so distant future.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 11
    2

    Rana,

    Reading your comments below and you voting for Doland Trumph, travelling around, one would expect you to be more intelligent and should have a better command of the english language, but I guess like they say, you can take the people out of the jungle, but you cannot take the jungle out of them.

    Sri pada,

    This subject alone is enough to show the stupidity, hallucination and falsehood your community is suffering from—

    According to the available records, Buddha lived between the 4th and 5th century, and the average height of the people whe lived during this period in India were 5 ft 6”, this is very similar to the present day people, and the foot measurement is 10” x 3.8” inches, where as the foot impression in Adams peak measures 5.6 ft x 2.6 ft, so there is no way anyone can prove that this the foot print of a 4th century human being

    but you people are so engrossed in your stupidity and ignorance, you don’t want to see the actual facts and accept the this has nothing to do with Buddha, and now making a big issue saying that the muslims are trying take it over for your information, the there is no religious significance whatsoever with this place, its that they are also curious to see the place as any other ancient monuments

    Instead of making it as a tourist destination which would bring in lots of economic benefits to the people, you people twisted the whole history and making a total mythical mess out the place.

    Just like the above, your people are concocting lies after lies about muslims without any base.

    As one person has commented, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia used to be a Buddhist country once upon a time, and they all perished because they were also delusional and started going crazy as the present day Sinhalese, one will not be surprised if the same fate befalls on the Sinhalese as well unless they realise what the mad monks are doing to them on their path to attain nirvana.

    • 5
      1

      concerned citizen

      I am just wondering if there is any cure for mass paranoia?

      • 0
        0

        My take on the issue is…..(Its pure logic)…

        What has happened to his second step???? and the third and the fourth…and all the footsteps he made during his lifetime..???? Where are the imprints….

        This is like the story of the Sinhabahu…. Satan has a way to fool the gullible. The day they get 1% of enlightenment, the Buddhists will run away from this stupidity at the speed faster than a road runner…..

    • 1
      3

      Concern Citizen, First of all I commend you for your knowledge of english language and the way you judge about my english knowledge. And I think you have a best qualification for it. I used my english knowledge to simply explain to the viewers here to the best as I can do, about the true facts about matters of concern in present day in SL. I made mistakes sometimes because I was writing in a hurry or in the middle of the night. And for my writings I received even death threats sometimes in the past and some commentor’s here tried to find out my whereabouts just to stop my writing to this column. It happened in the past and I am sure it is going to happen again.For the mistakes viewers please excuse me for that. But I knew the message I’m going to convey to the viewer’s do not disturb because of my mistakes.

      I only once climbed the Sr Pada when I was young. I don’t know whether this foot print is Buddha’s or not and I don’t have any credible evidence to prove it that it is Buddha’s print. And I believe it as Buddha’s foot print according to the chronicle books in SL and the folk tales etc.. I did not measure the foot print but I saw it few feet long and wide. Buddha was a common person with average height. It is obvious that Buddha might rest on this mountain while visited SL. And after that people might built these foot prints we have seen today covering the actual foot prints, just to commemorate Buddha’s visit to SL.

      People for many centuries worshipped this place. In any religion there are places like this in this world. Many religious leader’s magnanamonious statues built in this world. And these statues have no resemble to the correct height or the width of the body of the real person concern. Why people built such a huge statues? It is the one way to paid their gratitude,faith or some can say blind faith.

      So your intelligent mind couldn’t grasp this reality, you can question as you did here and it shows nothing but your immaturity and ignorance to the viewer’s here, citizen concern.

      • 4
        2

        Buddha never visited Sri lanka,then how his foot print can be in a Jungle(Mountain).all are myths of Mahanama.

        • 0
          1

          muhandiram

          Learn history

  • 2
    0

    Hafeel Farisz has pleaded the case well for his community.

    The invidious low key violence and harassment that characterised our post-independence years has indeed once again returned. In fact we saw the dormant forces gather strength the very moment that the armed forces defeated the Tigers, and the Great Liberator drove south past life-size cardboard cut outs to the cheers of ‘his people’. Evil men garbed in the robes of Buddhist monks took to the towns and villages of our land to trump the success of the ‘Buddhist Army’, and promise the people that the mission is on to cleanse the land of non-Buddhist muck, and bring about a Bauddha-Sinhala paradise. They went confidently about their business because they knew the powers that be were behind them. They took great comfort from the militarisation of the north. So they turned to the next largest target; our Muslim community. Gradually, they are ratcheting up the violence. Just like our Tamil community were pushed to react, the Muslims are now being goaded. The politicians who support these evil people are happy to sit back and wait to benefit from the outcome.

    Not a single senior politician has come out to say, loud and unequivocally, that this nonsense must stop.

    Not a single trouble maker has been charged and put behind bars in these last seven years (or ever!)

    The IGP, bound constitutionally as the independent keeper of law and order, has never moved to act decisively.

    IF NOTHING IS DONE, expect a breakdown in law and order, a breakdown in political control, and a spate of horrific ethnic cleansing that will result in a backlash from the Muslim Community. That will give our numerically superior Armed Forces sanction to go right in and wipe-out the resistance (BUT not before one hell-of-a- conflagration, that will leave parts of Colombo looking like Aleppo..

    NOW more than ever, we need everybody from the President down to come out and put a stop to this. Every party leader and senior politicians should support him. Those who don’t must be named and shamed.

    Otherwise, time will slow run out………

  • 5
    1

    N.V

    Once it’s reaches a certain point, its incurable. I think this nation has reached that threshold

    This sudden change in the last ten years is unimaginable, some people with vested interest and ulterior motives are exploiting the minds of the Sinhala people, and they have fallen prey for it, (I guess they have reached the deserving point.) and this is happening from the school level, I think this damage will be irreversible, and the worst part is that the political leaders aren’t doing anything about it fearing they will lose votes, but as per the law of the nature, “no good things will ever come from bad things”, if someone think that they can prosper by oppressing another race, that is just hallucination. of course there’s a long way to go, but I think this beginning of the end for this country as a unified country, one would have thought after the war the people would grab the opportunity and make this country great, but it is only growing apart further and further away, as time and again, the people and the leadership is demonstrating that they don’t want to do that, and cannot live cohesively with the other communities treating them equally.

    If one would have visited Malaysia during the last Dipawali, you will be surprised how united that people and country is, from the airport to everywhere they are celebrating it as holiday with colorful decorations, no wonder they have progressed so much.

    Sri Lanka has exhausted all their chances to get to that stage.

  • 3
    6

    Why don’t one muslims write about how manyh muslim mosques are in Sri lanka ? how many mosques have ben built during the last ten or twenty years. They build a mosque for every fifty muslims.

    Christians, Tamils and muslims want Sinhala politicians to come out and subjugate Sinhala buddhists. that is happening and some sinhala politicians are doing that. But, there is a breaking point for everything.

    Tamils are tamilizing the country and bulldozing ancient temples. christians are silent and they are building humongous churches. Muslims are building and coverting. Some Sinhala politicins arfe supporting this.

    YOu want monks to stop it leave yopu all alone.

    Take my word, muslims fill the country with mosques oneday.

    • 1
      1

      Bumsofty – it is just because that should be their job.

      How many temple structures have been built ? Why not nonbuddhists build their mosques if the demand is there.

      Accoding to your information. Galle should be filled atleast with 40 or little more mosques – that is far from undrestanding. Not a fact at all.

      There is no such thing like SINHALA BUDDHIST. We are all born buddhists.

      If any extremist groups want to live up their perverts abusing lanken buddhism – THAT SHOULD BE CALLED after the names of the top activists

      Like forexample –

      Rajapakshe Sinhala Buddhist
      Udaya Gonthadipila Sinhala Buddhist
      Wimal Burwanse Sinhala buddhist.

      Leave us the BORN buddhist in the manner we lived up our buddhism.
      We practise NON-VIOLENCE on top of our agendas.

      May Buddhas real teachings help you guys to find the way

      • 2
        0

        MsThalanbatu aka wambotu:

        How many temple structures have been built ? Why not nonbuddhists build their mosques if the demand is there.

        Sri lanka is mostly a buddhist country. We can not allow Muslim to make it a muslims country as they did that with 52 countries in the world.

        Islam expansion has to be stopped.

        • 1
          0

          jim softy dimwit

          “Sri lanka is mostly a buddhist country. “

          Sri Lanka is a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto. Isn’t it what you want to make of this island?

          Buddha renounced his kingdom and all his possessions, including his family.

          Temples, Viharas, Mosques, and Churches are just ceremonial centres for the lay people. Nothing more nothing less.

        • 1
          1

          Native Kalaveddah, Wambotu, Balu Ballange Society Rep, Walge (pagagattu) man, Real Siva Sankaran Sarma,

          You are all suffering from a syndrome called CRB (Country, Religion, Book) jealousy. Go for treatment or else we are going to give you the treatment. Despite your numerical superiority (300 million against 17 million?) and all the swimming your guys have been doing across the Palk Strait for the last 2600 years, what have you got to show, other than your wet Amydayas? Our strength is in the Satara Varam Devas (Virudga, Virupaksha, Drutharashta, Vaishravana) who are protecting those who protect the Dhamma – The Sinhala Buddhists.

          Don’t worry about Muslims. They are our brethren. We are not going to harm them and vice versa. Remember how you threw them out of Jaffna Peninsula within a day in the dastardliest act of ethnic cleansing in modern history? They have not forgotten that and we have not forgotten that. And somehow the rest of the world does not know about it. If there are any problems with them, we will settle that between us. There is no need for you guys to get involved. Thank you very much.

          We have not forgotten all the Muslim members of the Sri Lankan armed forces who have fought against the Tiger terrorists and made the supreme sacrifice. While your Rolling VP (He was so fat that he did not walk, he rolled like a nice Ottapalu ball) was killing you Tamils for trivial reasons, did anyone of you come forward to stop that? NO! The Muslims did that and even now they are doing it.

          Guys, give it up. The fight is over. It will take at least century for you guys to regroup after the damage rolling Prabha has done to you. Until then just lick your wounds and forget about harming us. The International Tamil ‘something’ may tell you otherwise. But that is propaganda to get your money to fatten their pockets. The only war they can fight against us is the one on the Face Book. They will throw bombs, rain mortars and fire rockets at our walls in Facebook but they will never fight Face to Face. They are just cowards sitting and fighting in the comfort of armchairs in US, EU Canada and other Thooththukudis.

          Just imagine 17 million (counting our Muslim brothers let us say 20 million) against 300 million of you. Hey that is a 15:1 ratio in worldly beings. Still you cannot beat us? What does that tell you?

          Next take the ratio of divine beings. 330 million Hindu Gods against our 4 Satara Vaam Devas. Oh My 330 million Gods! That is a ratio of 82,500,000:1. If you did not get my point from the first ratio, then I am sure that the second will do the trick. You may turn around and say that most of that 330 million are monkeys and donkeys. That is not my fault! That is the fault of the human donkeys like you who worship heavenly donkeys.

          • 1
            0

            EDWIN RODRIGO

            “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

            – Mark Twain

            • 0
              1

              “Never wrestle with a Kalaveddah. You will stink to high heaven. Besides the Kalaveddah loves it.” – Edwin Rodrigo.

              Look Kalaveddah, I am in big trouble and this is the time that all Kalaveddahs, Hothabuwas and Urulevas to come to the rescue of Edwin (The Lion).

              It is like this. My house in Sri Lanka is being encroached by one or more of your kind, every night. They come in as if they were some Kallathonis swimming across the Palk Strait. Once they come in, it sounds as if they are having a soccer tournament up there.

              I am a sportsman and I can bear that up. What I cannot bear up is the kalavedi urine, which stinks to high heaven. We don’t have that trouble with the Kallathonis because even if they were to urinate en passasge it is in the water and it hardly causes any major pollution of the Indian Ocean.

              But the Kalavedi urination is quite another matter. I understand that you guys urinate on your mates as a token of love and mutual gratification. I don’t want to interfere with your mating habits, but the smell is too much to bear.

              As s Kalaveddah, can you please advise me?

        • 0
          0

          If we cant allow Muslims to build new mosques. The very same right to be valid to othersrilankens too.
          You kirimatimoals – dimiwits make this an issue.
          If the law and order would be in action equally to all – nothing the like would have been raised.
          Muslims or us sinhalase cant build any new public structures if the regulations are against it.
          Try not to promote Rajapaksheism-ultral-Violenism-thiggism in the country-instead try to see it right at least today.
          Then your makers will earn more merits for sure.

          We need new laws to go against all extremists. Not only Islamic but also buddhistic extremist you the ilk have been servile to this day. God bless srilanka.

        • 0
          0

          jim softy:-

          Building Temples and Mosques, does not make Good Buddhists and Muslims!

          If Buddhists follow the Buddha’s Teaching, we do not need Temples or People like Gandassara to ‘Save’ Buddhism!

          We just need to Practise What The Buddha Taught!

    • 4
      1

      jim softy Dimwit

      “Why don’t one muslims write about how manyh muslim mosques are in Sri lanka ?”

      Why doesn’t a Sinhala/Buddhists count the number of innocent civilians had been killed in this island, say since 4th of February 1948?

      Why haven’t anyone taken the trouble to count the number of neurons and synapses in a dimwit’s brain? It shouldn’t be difficult.

      PS
      An average person has about 100 billion neurons.

      • 1
        0

        Native Veddah:-
        This is the trouble with all Sri Lankans; Outward show of Inward Emptiness!

        Building more and more Temples, Mosques, Kovils and Churches, will not give their Followers a Free Ride to their Version of ‘Heaven’!

    • 2
      1

      Dear Jim softly,

      Read the article by Hafeel Farisz again. He talks about selective truth telling. Basically the spread of lies, by Sangha, the politicians, media and the law enforcement agencies. Listening to selective truth telling has warped your mind. The truth is out there but you are unable to see. Every 50 Muslims do not build mosques. We will not take your word that Muslims will fill the country with mosques one day.

      But the Sinhala Buddhists will plant a bo tree and plant a Buddha statue in every intersection, playground, office building, school, hospital and more. Unfortunately this activity will not make Sinhalese better Buddhists, take my word for it.

    • 1
      0

      Sinhala is one of the languages that are fast becoming extinct. It is evolution and you cannot prevent it. Even great languages like Sanskrit and Pali faced the same fate. Sinhalese are Sinhalese only because they speak Sinhala language. So when the Sinhala language becomes extinct, automatically Sinhalese too will become extinct. That is the reality. You cannot stop it by harassing Tamils, Muslims and Christians. Only way to escape is, you should call back all the Sinhalese people from abroad and teach them only Sinhala language. If you teach them other languages like English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, they will find good pastures elsewhere and will abandon Sinhala language.

    • 4
      2

      Tamils are not Tamilising the country. Tamils are native and indigenous the island and it is the Sinhalese who are Sinhalising their country in the north and east and are in cohorts with Muslims extremists in the east. Funny in the south the very same Sinhalese Buddhist extremists now attacking their former allies the Muslims, who gleefully joined them to attack the Tamils are still in cohorts with the Muslims in the east to marginalise and dispossess the real indigenous population in the east the eastern Tamils and the Tamilised Veddah. This author of this article as well as the Muslims are also very selective. They joined the very same Sinhalese Buddhist extremists to commit genocide and discriminate the island’s Tamils, so that their immigrant community from South India can benefit out of this Tamil genocide. However is now jumping up and down and crying fowl as their former Sinhalese Buddhist extremist allies in the south of the country have now turned against them but this author and the rest of the Muslims who come and howl here about Sinhalese Buddhists extremism seem to be suffering from some form of amnesia, as the Muslims in the east are still in cohorts with the same Sinhalese Buddhist extremist factions and have formed a government. denying the TNA which got the most amount of seats and votes individually to form a government, so that they can continue the large scale land grabbing of Tamil lands and marginalisation of the eastern Tamils.
      In the late 1950s, the late Gate Mudaliyar Kariapper, while addressing voters of the Eastern Province in support of the Federal Party, said “None can dispute the fact that Tamil speaking Muslims of Ceylon are descendants of Tamil Hindus who embraced Islam in the latter part of the 14th century when South India was under Muslim rule. It is only religion that divides the Tamils and Muslims. By ethnicity Tamils and Muslims are one”.
      Now to prove the myth that they are Moorish and not Tamils they are fast discarding their extremely tolerant 1000 year old Tamil Sufi Islamic culture that their parents and ancestors practised and are fast adopting the brutal medieval fundamentalist Arabic forms of Islam especially the Wahhabi/Salafist form of Islam from the Arabian gulf and behaving like some pathetic clones of the Gulf Arabs in every way, Name dress culture and stating that in order to be a good Muslim this how you must be. So their ancestors were not good Muslims and all other forms of Islam and being a non Arab is not good or correct. This is the cause of all the current problem. In order to emphasise that they are indeed different from the Tamils, they have discarded everything that in harmony with the Island’s culture, the form of dress the type of Islam culture and are have now adopted a virulent fundamental Wahhabi form of Islam imported the Arabian Gulf, that is also funded by Gulf Arab mony and have adopted everything Arab. The women have stopped wearing the saree with the Pallav draped over their heads. The men the Tamil Islamic dress. Now the women wear the Burqua Abbahya Hijab etc all Arabic forms of dress. The men have all adopted Arabic dress. The Tamil Muslim names have changed to some Arabic who is who and the culture is now no more Tamil but Arabic. Very soon the language will also change from Tamil/Sinhalese to Arabic/Urdu. The only thing is 99% including the author of this article still look like Dravidian Tamils that they really are. This has not only alienated the Tamils but now even the Sinhalese. Now a whole lot of Muslims( or one person) posting under various stupid identities will start abusing me

      • 1
        0

        Cool story, bro :D

    • 6
      0

      You justified shooting the Tamils students in the North by you using the logic, it is ‘normal’ for police to shoot people in the the western countries. You cited America.

      Guess What, the mosques are rapidly being built around Europe and and North America. This is completely normal in the West. So, its a normal phenomenon – its just your logic. Next time use your tiny brain before your verbal vomit.

  • 4
    2

    Rana

    Do you really believe the Muslim community is posing any threat to the Sinhalese or Sri Lanka, if so please list them down and I will put my full effort to clarify and explain the actual situation, because as far as I know the Muslim community as a whole doesn’t do anything whatever the paranoia portrayed by many in recent times, all these are baseless lies, they have no clue this is happening, but the truth will prevail eventually.

    • 3
      1

      C.C,
      Of course Rana believes that the Muslims are a threat. That is his world-view. taken as he says, from the ancient chronicles, etc. I am sure he also believes in astrology, fire-walking, and the rest.It does not occur to such people that these ancient chronicles might have been fabricated just for the purpose of keeping the Sinhala Buddhists in paranoid fear of others. To start with, we have to keep these fairy tales out of schools. But how can this be done when governments appoint half-baked products of the same system as teachers? Their students will be even more superstitious and ignorant. Sadly, a self-propagating disaster for the country.
      As someone said:
      “Religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one and it’s fine to be proud of it, but please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around… and PLEASE don’t try to shove it down my child’s throat.”

      • 4
        0

        old codger

        Good to hear from you with your pointed analogy.

        We are fast losing rationality in this island. Non will be left in this land in about 50 years time.

        In the past I have had the opportunity to speak to a number of archaeologist from Uni and the department.

        There is an unwritten rule that all of them comply, “don’t write anything historically favourable to OTHERS, even if you find evidence from underneath”

        One eminent Archaeologist had this to say “When you dig wider you find Sinhala history, if you dig deeper you find Tamil history”. I am not sure how far its true, however if you dig deeper and deeper you will find our history.

        • 3
          0

          NV,
          ” In the past I have had the opportunity to speak to a number of archaeologist from Uni and the department. There is an unwritten rule that all of them comply, “don’t write anything historically favourable to OTHERS, even if you find evidence from underneath”
          Even the archaeologists are products of the System.I once saw a Professor of Archaelogy claiming on TV that the Buddha flew to Sri Lanka.
          I think, though, that Raj Somadeva is an exception. Let’s see how long he can last.

        • 0
          1

          Kala Veddah,

          You wrote, “One eminent Archaeologist had this to say “When you dig wider you find Sinhala history, if you dig deeper you find Tamil history”. I am not sure how far its true, however if you dig deeper and deeper you will find our history”.

          Take it from me. It is true. If you dig deeper and deeper all you find is Kalavedi history, the bones of the rodents you have eaten, the excreta and finally the urine strata. The problem is that no digger can dig that deep, because – yeah, that’s right – it stinks to high heaven.

          • 1
            0

            EDWIN RODRIGO

            “yeah, that’s right – it stinks to high heaven.”

            Did you bend too close to your knees while you were digging for archaeological treasures along with policemen, monks, ……?

            Its too bad.

      • 1
        0

        Old Codger, In this world all the details in every major religion wrote in chronicles and also the ancient history about Kings and Queens too. Buddhism, Christianity,Hinduism,Jewish or Islaam are the same. And also many folk tales interwined with it. Nobody can say those were fabricated stories. It is all History. When you see how US schools teach their 250 years old history as a mandatory subject, I can’t understand why is it removed from our school curriculum. Anyway as a buddhist, I’m not believe and no trust about astrology and or Gods. And I don’t blame you being a atheist. But please keep it to yourself and your family.
        I don’t mind if you compare religion to a Penis,cunt or a testicles. And I don’t think any sensible person might try to put that dick into your child’s throat. And you being an atheist person I suggest that you better mind your own dick and be proud of it, and whip it proudly in front of your wife when you have a chance and stay put please, because right here we are having a dialogue with people whom believe in religions.

        • 0
          0

          Dear Rana,
          “In this world all the details in every major religion wrote in chronicles and also the ancient history about Kings and Queens too. Buddhism, Christianity,Hinduism,Jewish or Islaam are the same. And also many folk tales interwined with it. Nobody can say those were fabricated stories. It is all History.”
          Well, the difference, dear Rana, is that in most other countries, no sane Christian believes that the world was created 6500 years ago, no sane Jew believes that the Earth is flat or that the sun can stand still in the sky. Hindu scientists in India send satellites to Mars. In these countries, scientific and rational thinking rules. History is properly researched, not based on mumbo-jumbo. American history for example, is reularly updated.There is now emphasis on Native and minority contributions.
          In this country, there are apparently rational people who believe that they have animal blood in their veins.The vast majority believe fire-walking involves mystical powers, even though it was debunked in public 50 years ago by Abraham Kovoor and Carlo Fonseka. Our students are taught tired old feel-good stories from the Mahavamsa. If the chronicles are “history”, as you say, why is there no mention of the Chinese Cheng Ho episode? This, by the way, is an early example of selective reporting.
          “And I don’t think any sensible person might try to put that dick into your child’s throat.”
          It is quite obvious that you don’t understand the analogy. The point is that religion should not be forced on anyone. I believe religion is a private matter, and should not be used in politics or education.
          I have more respect for the Buddha than any other religious leader, but I am saddened by what his so-called followers do.
          Rana, even if Muslims are implicated selling heroin or raping women (or even covering up women!), these crimes are also committed by Sinhalese. What is the justification for burning down a business for this reason?
          I don’t know if you are aware of this, but for over 30 years now, no Muslims have been allowed to open shops from Kelaniya to Thihariya. Those who dared were simply bombed or burnt. This has been going on long before the so-called fundamentalists appeared.
          The people behind this artificial paranoia are Sinhala businessmen who cannot compete with the Muslims, and that is the plain truth.
          Just for your information, a Muslim Saudi is the 5th in a list of 15 greatest philanthropists. He has donated 5 BILLION dollars to charity. There is one Hindu but no Buddhist in the list.

          • 1
            0

            Old Codger, Forget about the History. I don’t know you are living in SL or another country. The problem between majority and the minorities today in Srilanka mainly because of the minorities selfish and revengeful attitude towards the majority. The minorities on a war-path with Sinhalese. And their intention is to degrade and suppress Sinhalese. Sinhalese never make wars against any country or against mionorities. I don’t want to go details about it. If you want or respect reconcilliation among ethnic groups in SL, just answer my 06 questions I refer to Concern Citizen below. I ‘ve been waiting since yesterday. And I hope Concern citizen or even Native Veddha will answer it. And if you can it is open for you too and I’ll really appreciate it.

            And finally we don’t need the Saudi philanthropists billions. Although no Buddhists in the list it is obvious that SL muslim INGO’S were the major recipients of the part of that money. And we know that Rishard Badurdeen built up colonies in the “Marichchetti” jungle from that money. And we know that they buying properties and businesses every nook and corner of SL from that money.

            • 0
              0

              Rana.
              You say “forget about History”. Well , you are the one who claimed that the ancient chronicles are history. If you can believe that a cow can ring Elara’s bell on behalf of her dead calf, you will believe anything. You can only see the truth when you can question your own beliefs and come up with logical answers.
              “Sinhalese never make wars against any country or against mionorities”
              Well, even the Mahavamsa says a certain king attacked a South Indian kingdom and brought back captives. I suppose too that the minorities attacked themselves in 1958, 1976, and 1983?
              I will comment one just one of your questions:
              6.Why can’t muslims remove their prayer station away from the Dambulla sacred area even after government willing to give a land bigger than where this prayer station is situated? It is just a hut 20’x20′ feet. Why they so adamant about it? It is not a famous muslim worship place? If Muslims need reconciliation they must show it by action.
              Why is it that minorities must move their places of worship, but not Buddhists? Go and look at what is now called the Pettah Bodhiya. It makes an entire street unusable. It too started as a small shrine. Then there is the Punchi-Borella bodhi, which causes huge traffic congestion. Also go look at the monstrous ship that has been built on the pavement by a monk opposite Edirisinghe Brothers at Grandpass in a largely Muslim area. Would a Muslim or Christian be allowed to do the same?
              And people like you still claim that Buddhism is under threat??
              Why bother about ancient ruins in remote areas when even the monks are more interested in making money than living in those areas?

            • 1
              0

              rana

              “If you want or respect reconcilliation among ethnic groups in SL, just answer my 06 questions I refer to Concern Citizen below. I refer to Concern Citizen below. I ‘ve been waiting since yesterday. And I hope Concern citizen or even Native Veddha will answer it. And if you can it is open for you too and I’ll really appreciate it.”

              We can only answer rational questions. There is no answer to paranoia.

              You seem to refer to selective history (myth) without hard evidence. Have you look at the history as whole?

              Have you ever read any research articles which were written by eminent Sri Lankan scholars, not the ones based on Mahawamsa? Please let me know the details of all such research papers.

              Historiography

              “the study of the way history has been and is written — the history of historical writing… When you study ‘historiography’
              you do not study the events of the past directly, but the changing interpretations of those events in the works of individual historians.”[3]

              Furay and Salevouris (1988)

              Questions studied

              Some of the common questions of historiography are:

              1. Reliability of the sources used, in terms of authorship, credibility of the author, and
              the authenticity or corruption of the text. (See also source criticism)

              2. Historiographical tradition or framework. Every historian uses one (or more) historiographical traditions, for example Marxist, Annales School, “total history”, or political history.

              3. Moral issues, guilt assignment, and praise assignment

              4. Revisionism versus orthodox interpretations

              5. Historical metanarratives

  • 0
    1

    Jim softy

    I think you’re suffering from Batophobia, please see a doctor immediately, it seems if treatment is delayed for this type of phobia you will clinically go mad, as it is you utter nonsense all time , if untreated you will become intolerable.

  • 3
    0

    Hafeel Farisz,

    Excellent piece.

    But the die is cast. The daham pasala ill educated masses both rural and urban are not open for reason. Their eyes and ears are shut to everything other than vile lies of the errant Sangha. This ill educated lot are poor therefore driven by jealousy of the Muslim’s apparent wealth. Most of them have no work and very little possessions. They have nothing to lose. But they do stand to gain by going on the rampage, like many did when they decimated the Tamils. The fun of mob violence, killing, raping and pillaging has a lot of appeal to those that have nothing to lose but everything to gain. And when impunity is guaranteed by the police, by the judiciary and by the political power brokers. The Sangha gain, the temples gain, the devious politicians gain, and if a protracted war should restart, the arms dealers gain, the armed forces chiefs will get huge commissions and the lowest of the low become heroes. So the decimation of the Muslims will happen. It is almost futile to try to stop the rising tide. This must play out to the end. Unfortunately for the Muslims there will not be a single country in the world who will shed any tears for them. The foundation of the new world order is based on hatred of Muslims. The evil thugs in saffron robes have an open door to go forth and do the damnedest against the Muslims.

  • 1
    3

    Concerned citizen:

    Read your statement below.

    Do you really believe the Muslim community is posing any threat to the Sinhalese or Sri Lanka, if so please list them down and I will put my full effort to clarify and explain the actual situation.

    One article in CT says That California and New york which are very large areas each have about 250 mosques for the whole state.

    On ther other hand, Galla alone in Sri lanka has 53 mosques.

    What is the objective of muslims in Sri lanka ?

    • 2
      0

      Earlier you said if it is normal phenomena in the west , it’s acceptable here in Sri Lanka. You just agreed it’s normal in the west. Particularly in the US. So why are you bitching about same thing happening in Sri Lanka?????? This is what is called : Jim wants to have the cake and eat it too.

  • 2
    0

    Ok.
    1.How did Rishard Badurdeen constructed a muslim village in “Marichchetti” jungle [adjasent to Wilpattu reserve] after clearing about 2000 acres amidst strong protests by the environment groupse etc..? How did he find money to such a big project? How these people make a living inside a jungle? What are they doing to feed their families? Do they cut the rest of the forest and sell the timber to timber merchants or sell it to firewood? Do they kill the animals in the protected jungle and sell it and eat?

    2. Why did muslims invade Kuragala mountain where archealogical dept. gazette it as a archealogical site many decades back? And even after 15 acres given by the government to shift their Kuragala shrine they still reluctant to move it out from Kuragala mountain. Why is that? In Islam as far as I know they were not accepted or allowed these kind of activities. So why did SL muslims going on wrong direction?

    3. Why did muslims grabbed Devanagala temple land [also an archealogical site] and built houses? Why did they protests when the government officials come to demarcate the area and chase them away? Did the Minister Athauda Senewirathna’s close friend built a two storey house on the said land?

    4. Why did muslims protest when the survey officials come and try to demarcate the Arisimale temple land in Pulmode? How come muslims built houses inside the temple land from funds received by muslim countries? And how come one of the abandoned house renovated by the chief monk and try to use it as a “Alms Hall” after the GA in Trinco approved it during last regime, and now muslims claim it as theirs and threatened the chief monk?

    5.And why did remainig land[maybe 4acres] out of 263 acres of Muhudu Maha Viharaya in Pothuvil, grabbed by muslims step by step? Even they erect barb wire fences on the sand dunes? Part of these area belongs to coastal conservation dept. The law of this country not applicable to them? Or because of few muslim strong Minister’s in the cabinet give instructions to them to do whatever they want?

    6.Why can’t muslims remove their prayer station away from the Dambulla sacred area even after government willing to give a land bigger than where this prayer station is situated? It is just a hut 20’x20′ feet. Why they so adamant about it? It is not a famous muslim worship place? If Muslims need reconciliation they must show it by action.

    If you can give the answers to the above questions. These are only for the questions for Buddhists. If you sucessfully answer I will forward the question as a Srilankan.

  • 1
    0

    To Concern Citizen,
    Correction. Number 3 Devanagala temple in Mawanalla. As a help I can give you some information. About Arisimale temple problem , you can call P/C R.M.Anwar in Pulmode division you can find details. And for Pothuvil problem contact Hasan Ali and you can more details.

    • 2
      0

      rana

      Could you tell us in a nutshell, what exactly you want Muslims to do and how will the majority reciprocate in return?

      How will you stop Buddha statues mushrooming all over the island particularly in North East?

      What makes you think you are right?

      • 0
        1

        NV. I did not write here to tell Muslims what they want to do or want to say. If they can’t understand how to live with peacefully with the majority as they did about two,three decades back, pretty soon they will learn a lesson. Still it is only a verbal fight. Nobody wants a blood shed here again. And already muslim businesses suffered heavily. And the situation aggravated day by day.
        I wrote here the true facts about what’s going on in this country. The destruction especially muslims done our buddhist heritage. I am not writing just because I want to tell something or just to object to other’s views. I visited this places and talk with the people there before I write. I am showing here the impending threat our country facing today, just because of some extremist muslims activities.
        For erecting Buddha statues or any other religious leaders statues not my concern. In Jaffna there are couple of buddhist temples like Kantharodai. Naga Viharaya and Nagadeepa etc… Tamils can say that those built by Tamil Buddhists in the past. If there were tamil buddhists in the North, I don’t see any wrong by building buddha statues now. And if tamils and muslims can live with rest of the country with full of buddha statues,temples, I can’t understand the reluctance of minorities about erecting buddha statues.

        • 2
          1

          rana

          Ideally how many Buddha statues would you like to see through out the island?

          Do you have a quota system for building churches, temples and Mosques?

          Let me have details of all your history learning.

  • 2
    0

    Rana,

    Looking at the issues you have listed down, one will have to gauge you at the same level as the Gandasara thug monk and company, as these are manufactured issues to carry out the agendas of certain vested interest parties.

    1. Settlement in Wilpattu- This was clarified so many times in so many forums, it’s surprising you are still talking about it. let me give you a summary-

    The people who were living here had to be evacuated during the ethnic conflict, and most of them have clear deeds to prove it, and during the 20 years of absence the below happened-

    1.Navy took part of the land to establish a camp
    2. Heavy growth of shrubs
    3. The Government passed a contreverisal new resolution in 2012, by which most of the land which they used to live has come under the forest. even with all this, still the settlement is 1.5 KM away from the forest border, for additional information please check the below links google–

    claims-and-counter-claims-to-wilpattu-encroachment

    alien-sinahalese-re-settlers-from-hambantota-given-three-acres-in-wilpattu-but-half-acre-to-muslims-is-an-environmental-disaster.

    wilpattu-environmentalists-prostitute-with-extremists

    Government’s controversial declaration of forest reservations in 2012.

    The issues you have mentioned about Devanagala, Pottuvil and Dambulla does not warrant an answer as the problem is created recently by the monk thugs, these people in Devanagala, pottuvil have been living there for ages, you cannot bring in a new law suddenly and declaring it as sacred land and expecting the people to move out, it’s absurd and illegal, the countries’ law should handle these issues, not emotions and the mad monks.

    The mosque and the burial ground of the person in kuragalla is there for more than 100 years, if you think legally you can shift, why not try that option.

    You can also check why there is no problem even when the Dambulla cricket stadium is built in the temple land, and also the Kandalama hotel, the monks has no issues with it, i hope you can see that this is pure hypocrisy and nothing else.

    Living in the west, hope you will have a broader view about these petty issues manufactured by the mad monks which will not do any good to the island nation. the muslim people have been living here close to 1000 years, they are real sons of the soil as anyone else, the moment you accept this fact, the whole perception will change.

    PS. Try watching the movie- a time to kill (1996), this will help to clear your mind.

    • 0
      0

      Concern Citizen, I watched the film “A time to Kill” about 18 years ago and the DVD is in my collection. And I can’t see any relevence of the film story to the Sinhala-Muslim conflict in SL. A white lawyer representing black man and he and his family were threatened by KK Klan. In our country Sinhalese[majority] are threaten by Muslims[minority] and it is completely contrast to the story in the film.

      Anyway you did not answer my questions.

      1.There were no villagers in the “Marichchetti” jungle before war. And the Marichchetti is a jungle and it is not shrubs. The huge trees cut down by the muslims to clear the area. The environmental organisations very clearly show that this is a jungle by using sattelite and one inch maps. The deeds or Land permits can issued back dated. In Mannar DS all the officers are tamils or muslims. In our country politicians and government official’s can buy like a commodity in the open market. Rishard has Saudi Philanthropists billions of money and all the officers in Mannar DS in his grasp and for that officers lavishly get paid.
      OK my question is what these people going to do as a living in the middle of a jungle? The only thing they can do is to cut the rest of the jungle and sell the timber. Or dig the ancient ruins and find treasures. And For hunger, to kill the animals in the jungle and eat.

      2.The previous chief monk of Dambulla temple allow muslims to erect a prayer station within sacred area when he heard that the muslims coming to Dambulla for the trade have no place to pray in 70’s. When previous government wants to demarcate the sacred area and remove the squatters and the prayer station, only muslims protest against it. They make a big issue out of it and even Pakistani extremists also involved in the protests.

      3. When arch. officers tried to demarcate the Devenagala temple in Mawanella area, Muslims protest against it. Minister Athauda Senevirathna’s muslim henchman in the area built a two storey house inside the sacred area.

      4.minister Aboosally in Balangoda was the person who sponsored to convert Kuragala to a muslim prayer station in 70’s without any credible evidence. President Premadasa gave 15 acres to shift this prayer station out of sacred area. But muslims did not shift it out and the 15 acres today use by Aboosally family members for their personnel usage.

      5. Kandalama hotel is not built on temple property. Only the cricket stadium built on the land belongs to the temple and the land lease out for cricket board.

      6.According to you only the monks are the mad thugs or rabid dogs. Muslims are very good, innocent bunch. I do not telling lies. I am writing here the true facts which I gather after visit these areas and or from reliable sources.

      • 0
        1

        Dear Rana,

        You asked:
        “Why can’t muslims remove their prayer station away from the Dambulla sacred area even after government willing to give a land bigger than where this prayer station is situated? It is just a hut 20’x20′ feet. Why they so adamant about it? It is not a famous muslim worship place? If Muslims need reconciliation they must show it by action.”
        Why is it that minorities must move their places of worship, but not Buddhists? Go and look at what is now called the Pettah Bodhiya. It makes an entire street unusable. It too started as a small shrine. Then there is the Punchi-Borella bodhi, which causes huge traffic congestion. Also go look at the monstrous ship that has been built on the pavement by a monk opposite Edirisinghe Brothers at Grandpass in a largely Muslim area. Would a Muslim or Christian be allowed to do the same? And people like you still claim that Buddhism is under threat??
        Why bother about ancient ruins in remote areas when even the monks are more interested in making money than living in those areas?
        Do Buddhist monks have more rights than other people?

        • 1
          0

          Old Codger, Your adament and hardline attitude showing the extremism in you and in muslim extremism. The stupidity of your suggestion proves that you have nothing to say but show the extremist attitude. Otherwise you did not say to remove thousand years old temple just to allow 20×20′ prayer station. Remember one thing when the time comes it is not the government or police remove these prayer sations but by common people. And it is not far man.

          According to the UN charter A country belongs to the people who responsible for to develop the culture and heritage. That is why England rule by englishmen. That is why USA president say “May God bless my country” and when take oath they put their hand on Bible. Our politician change our country name when we got independence as Srilanka instead of the previous name “Sinhale”. And added two stripes to national flag for minorities. That were the fatal mistakes our stupid politicians done to satisfy minorities.Not to the bloody invaders who came to this country illegally or for trade. Or imported by invaders for labour. Sinhalese can erect a buddha statue or temple in anywhere. Don’t think that Saudi or Qatar money can buy majority of Sinhalese. You can buy politicians and few monks. But not all Sinhalese.

          • 0
            0

            Dear Rana,
            “Old Codger, Your adament and hardline attitude showing the extremism in you and in muslim extremism. “
            I am not a Muslim. I want fair and equal treatment for all. No axtra rights for ignorant thugs in robes .
            ” That is why England rule by englishmen.”
            For your information, England is not ruled by Englishmen. In case you don’t know how to use Google, the last Prime Minister, David Cameron, was Scottish. The Royal family is of German origin.
            Since you seem to take England as an example, have you not heard of the Scottish referendum, when Scotland was allowed to vote whether to exit the UK? By your own argument, then, Would you agree to a referendum in the North of SL for the Tamils?
            “.Not to the bloody invaders who came to this country illegally or for trade. “
            Was your ancestor Vijaya a tourist? Was he Sinhalese?
            Did the Buddha have a visa when he visited Sri Pada according to you?

            “Don’t think that Saudi or Qatar money can buy majority of Sinhalese. “
            Well, even you know that Arab money will buy any number of Sinhala women.
            Rana dear, It is better to keep your mouth shut and be considered a fool, than to open it and have it confirmed. Even if you have suffered anal injury at the hans of some Qatari or Saudi.

            • 0
              0

              Old codger, I know you are not a muslim. You are a tamil fighting for muslims right. But most of moderate muslims knew by experience that tamils pay sympathy to muslims these days just to win their demands like merger of N/E. But muslims did not forget tamils kick out thousands of muslims within 24hours and rob their valuebles. That is why TNA still cannot muster the support of muslims in North/East

              Who is the fool or not decide by the people who read this comments will decide. I can say you are a fool and you can say the same to me and that does not proves anything.

              There are enough evidences in this world to show different ethnicities in any part of the world. We still called England as one country. Scottish or Irelanders still under one flag.

              Yes I agree a referendum in whole island but not only in North.Why should referendum should conduct only in North when tamils living everywhere in the country.

              Vijaya was a outlaw who kick out from his country. He was just another foreginer who floated to this country on the sea and mingle with Hela tribe. About visa question of Buddha. Don’t ask silly and foolish questions just because you have nothing else to ask.

              Agreed that you can buy Sinhala women from your Saudi philanthropists money and breed. That is the only thing your race competent about. But if you think that they can make a change by breeding, it is just a pipe dream.

              You don’t need to request or threaten to me to shut my mouth. Even in the past maybe 4,5 years back some commentor’s here threatened to me. I shut my mouth when we change everything in our country for the betterment for everybody living there.
              And the last line in your comment reveal your true identity man. Don’t be so mean, repulsive and immature. That is to prove that you are nothing but just another ASS-A-Hole.

              • 0
                0

                Rana,
                If you are going to argue on any point, you must be:
                1. Consistent
                2. Logical
                3. Know your subject.
                You have none of the above.
                ” Scottish or Irelanders still under one flag. Yes I agree a referendum in whole island but not only in North.”
                Do you not know that the Irish Republic has existed for almost 100 years AND it has its own flag?
                Do you you not know that the Scottish referendum was held ONLY in Scotland? I am talking about these things only because you brought England as an example.
                “About visa question of Buddha. Don’t ask silly and foolish questions just because you have nothing else to ask”
                Well, is Buddhism not a foreign religion just like all the others that you condemn? How come Buddhist missionaries are legal while Muslim/ Christian/ Mahayanists are not?

                “You don’t need to request or threaten to me to shut my mouth.”
                I am not threating you in any way. It is for your own good that I tell not to display ignorance in public.Don’t you understand that intelligent people will look down on ALL the Sinhalese because of you? As I said before, you have to ask questions of yourself first and see if the answers are logical.
                As concerned citizen says below:

                I rest my case, I don’t think there is any cure for your new found phobia

                • 0
                  0

                  Old Codger, Please refer to “History of formation of British Kingdom” on google first. The Scotland,Ireland and Wales ruled by seperate kings as independent countries in the history before they were come under British Kingdom. So they have a right to held seperate referendums only for themselves to decide whether stay together or seperate. And I believe it is stipulated in their Treaty. And they have seperate flags too.

                  In our country no part ruled as an independent country in the history. And there were no treaties signed with anybody. So why should referendum to be held only in North to decide for a self rule,independent country or a federal state. This country is a unitary country from the very beginning. The King ruled and initially there were three deputy kings for Ruhuna,Maya and Pihiti. And later on more added like Senkadagala,Kotte,Seethawaka,Raigama,Yapahuwa etc after 16th century or so. And each of this sub kingdoms have seperate flags.But as a nation the used “Sinhale” flag.

                  In this world except India,Saudi,Israel or West Bank in Palestine and Greek, for all the other countries religions existed there now are foreign ones. Nobody can stop missioneries come to a country to spread their religion. Where did I tell that all the other missioneries illegal? Or where did I condemn other religions? I only condemn the extremism in some minorities who think or planning to destroy Budhhism in SL just because to spread theirs. By doing that they think they can erase the Sinhalese.You are not a muslim and you writing here for muslims not just because actually you feel sorry for them but to cause some conflict or put pressure to Sinhalese both locally and internationally,to say that Sinhala Buddhists harassing minoriies. And by doing that you guys expect to insult or disgrace Sinhala Buddhists. You guys using muslim’s as cat’s paw to hurt or instigate Sinhalese to make another blood bath. That is you guys motto.

                  I rest my case here too. It is better you ask from yourself that Do I have the consistency,logicality and the knoweledge of the subject I discuss here. Go in front of a mirror and question from yourself.

  • 1
    0

    I rest my case, I don’t think there is any cure for your new found phobia

  • 0
    0

    Edwin Rodrigo

    The appropriate salutation i wanted to use may be deleted by the CT editor. You and people like you personify the Sinhalayas in the famous saying ” Sinhala modaya kavung kanda yodaya “.

    You are a disgrace to the Sinhala race, the more you write ,the more it becomes apparent why your race is called a race of fools ( modayas ).

  • 2
    0

    Edwin Rodrigo

    The appropriate salutation i wanted to use for you may be deleted by the CT editor. You and people like you personify the Sinhalayas in the famous saying ” Sinhala modaya kavung kanda yodaya “.

    You are a disgrace to the Sinhala race, the more you write ,the more it becomes apparent why your race is called a race of fools ( modayas ).

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.