21 September, 2020

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The ‘Ugly’ Sri Lankan; Racism & Its Uglier Profile

By Vishwamithra1984

“If you prick us, do we not bleed?
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” ~Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice

Wikipedia, the twenty first century’s ‘Bible’ of all things that matter, defines racism thus: “Racism is a product of the complex interaction in a given society of a race-based worldview with prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination…The ideology underlying racist practices often includes the idea that humans can be subdivided into distinct groups that are different in their social behavior and innate capacities and that can be ranked as inferior or superior”. It is an accurate description of this phenomenon that has elevated some communities to the pinnacle of glory; it has destroyed some helpless minorities and reduced them to hapless men and women meandering in the lost streets of civilization. While the concept of ‘race’ has bonded man with man of similar traditions, histories and traits, color of skin, lineage, language and culture, it has also destroyed fellow humans who did not belong to the same category of traits etc. The double-edged nature of race gave birth to its destructive propensities, its capacity to drive ordinary men and women to a frenzy of past grandeur, honor and pride. Things of the past are dead and only the unwise would indulge in the dead.Air force officer holds Sri Lanka's national flag as the sun sets at Galle Face Green in Colombo

Race, ethnicity and racism have all been threads, some beautiful and others ugly and gross, that have been closely woven into the larger canvass of humanity. However much philosophers, thinkers, men and women of faith preach, pontificate about the divisions and disunity that race and racism cause, these divisions will continue until the end of time. A utopia in which all humanity is one single family without any separations and partitions will remain beautiful words in a dreamer’s poetry and fairy tales. What would replace and overpower such sublime notions of total harmony is racism and religious differences in whose name more blood has been shed, human lives have been sacrificed and bonds of friendship and kinships have been burst asunder. It is a brutal fact of life on earth.

Yet, man’s pursuit of a more perfect union with his fellow being has never ended; nor would it be retarded by those antagonists who prey on helpless majorities who rarely question sugar-coated venomous messages of the devil who appears in religious cloaks and robes. When these religious scoundrels and folk- heroes launch their bigoted communications, the core teachings and their transcendent wisdom are invariably desecrated and demolished. When coupled with the nagging needs of daily existence, in the case of the not-so-affluent and exceedingly vulgar wants in that of the wealthy, this corruption and contamination of the supreme message of all religions overwhelm the central pivotal need for a more perfect union among men and women.

It has been so in the West and it has been so in the East. Weapons of man have created such a drastic imbalance in the very thinking process of ordinary men and women, these very possessions of weapons are the defining factor in human relationships that have developed over centuries of existence. That malevolent march towards mutual destruction is as old as civilization and particularly in the context of the less wealthy nations, unmitigated slaughter and destruction of fellow men and women this cruel journey has taken hundreds of thousands of victims to their unmarked graves. And in that malefic malaise of human conflict, Sri Lanka has made her manifestly singular presence felt by the international community. During the horrific ethnic war between the two leading communities, Sinhalese and Tamils, excesses committed by both parties linger on as ghastly evidence of man’s inhumanity to man. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) and their comrades-in-arms on the one hand committed unspeakable crimes and death to the Sinhalese whose only sin was being at the wrong place at the wrong time. On the other hand, the Sinhalese majority living in the south of Vavuniya too are as guilty of ethnic cruelties committed on Tamils whose only sin was their ethnicity and the language they spoke.

Venom and vengeance knew no bounds on either side of the ethnic spectrum. Traditions that these specific groupings had built and nurtured over centuries assumed a different character and war cries replaced the sweet melancholy of the lullabies that laid those young and tender to sleep. Once again, weapons of modern warfare took control of the psyche of their leaders. The riches and wealth that both parties accumulated by amassing these weapons of war- guns, bullets, tanks, armored carriers, gunships etc.- played a pivotal role in shaping the strategies and tactics of war. An uglier profile of the ugly Sri Lankan emerged. Both profiles, taken separately as Tamil’s and Sinhalese’s, seemed quite benign and sedentary, but taken as a combined one, it certainly looked much more maligned and incurable. The symptoms of an age-old malignancy have surfaced as a rash of imprudence and intolerance. Prabhakaran and his cohorts engaged in an orgy of murder, loot and his own version of ethnic cleansing while his Sinhalese counterparts did no better. The 1983 riots and its immediate aftermath helped blacken the softer and serene image that Sinhalese Buddhists thought they had. The intimacy and camaraderie between the two communities were crushed and embers of mutual hatred and mistrust that lay deep inside their combined psyche emerged; friends became enemies and decency and civility gave way for mutual hatred and envy.

The primordial character of all humans surfaced burying any shade of cosmetic courtesies. Yet there is a real and genuine opportunity before both peoples, an option that presents itself rarely in history as Pundit Nehru said in his inaugural Indian Independence Day oration, but our leaders as well as the general masses must be awakened to the wonder of communal harmony and mutual empathy.

The ugly profile of a nation should not be allowed to raise itself. When the ordinary masses whose only reality is their immediate families and their wellbeing, when they begin dreaming about more prosperous tomorrow which heralds a the sounds of the giant wheels of bulldozers trampling the earth to turn a dead soil into a fertile ground, when the waters of a diverted river are lapping on the banks of manmade tanks and bring the sweet promises of a bountiful harvest and graduating a peasant generation to one of entrepreneur-farmers, then Valmiki of Ramayana and Venerable Mahanama of the Great Chronicle, Mahawamsa would have been justified in their praise and adulation of two peoples’ glorious stories of the past.

History books sometimes are the most damaging paraphernalia in the hands of greedy and warped politicians. Whether they are of the genre of Sinhalese or Tamils, they cannot overcome the reality of human folly and foible. A formidable challenge is confronting both communities. Against a backdrop of ostensible calm and reconciliation, the mantle of leadership of both communities, political as well as civil and military, need to advance a real and genuine agenda of economic development, political maturity and social cohesion. Devoid of doctrinaire inhibitions and ancient enmities, the two communities need to dig deep and find a more fertile soil to plant mutual empathy and a more harmonious ethnic equilibrium. The notion of the land, the race and the faith needs to be more accommodating and inclusive than mutually exclusive. Both communities and their leaders and broad masses, as in the case of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, have been more sinned against than sinning. Both communities have their reasonable share of bigots, haters, murderers and looters. Such dregs of society should not find any abode in a progressively advancing nation.

The masses at their core may be vulnerable and defenseless, but their sensitivities and sensibilities are intense and lying well beneath an exterior of false manhood and patriotism. Given the wrong context, skillful politicians and deceitful religious leaders can exploit these sensitivities. Mayhem would break loose and rivers of blood would flow once again if such sensitivities are exploited and harnessed by those charlatans who pretend to be saviors and patriots. Patriotism is loyalty to a people and land whose traditions and values, one identifies oneself with. It’s not a license to kill those of a different skin or speak a different language. Those armchair critics and whisky-drinking pukka sahibs need to be cornered and confronted. Blind servility to a cause is as harmful as poison to a child. We Sri Lankans, children of one family might have many disputes and squabbles that cause us to sway away from the center of social cohesion. But we simply cannot let things be just because we are too busy making money or too lazy to stand up and be counted. Our worth is not what we wear outside, it is very much in the interior of our being. We should not bequeath to our children and grandchildren an uglier profile and a stockpile of hatred and envy.

The write can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com

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    Nationalism is a good thing for societies around the world. There are three main reasons why nationalism is a good thing for countries to have in their societies. First, what is nationalism? Second, why is nationalism considered a good thing? Third, why nationalism is strong enough to hold countries and communities of people together for certain purposes. All these reasons provide explanations and show exactly why nationalism is good for your country.

    What is nationalism? Nationalism is patriotism or love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it. This provides a need to live in a country and a want to be there. Nationalism brings people with similar thoughts and experiences together. Citizens in a country can bond through their joint love of their country. Nationalism gives people pride in their own country to do better than all other countries in the world. This can create competition, which is a good thing because then all countries are striving to do better and the whole world can benefit from that.

    Why is nationalism considered a good thing? For the most part, countries with higher nationalism have more prosperous economies and are overall, wealthier. People want to earn more money and they want to prosper for the good of the country because of nationalism. Also, countries with higher nationalism have less corruption in banks and other such things. People trust their fellow citizens to treat them with respect and they trust their money with the banks. Without corruption, banks can prosper to help the whole good of the country. Nationalism also unites people for one cause. You would be surprised how powerful a united nation can become.

    Why nationalism is strong enough to hold countries and communities of people together for certain purposes. Pride in their own country motivates people to work harder in society. They want to further their own countries and by working harder they do just that. People want to join together to fight against any threats that might befall the country and society. It makes the country get over these incidents more easily and afterwards, makes the country stronger. When something bad might happen, people are able to comfort each other using their strong nationalistic views of their own country. This is important for countries to help heal past wounds that they might have suffered due to wars or natural disasters, like tsunamis and hurricanes.

    The main reasons why nationalism is a good thing in societies around the world have been represented by these three examples. Nationalism can strengthen countries and make the country better for all people. Nationalism has been defined and it has been explained why nationalism is a good thing. Also, an explanation of why nationalism can bring people together has been given. Supporting nationalism is for the betterment of countries around the world, and in turn, the whole world prospers.

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      You should be the all stupid person to add this way, that Nationalism is good to any country. Come to today s germany, and just talk to the people. You the dimwit will see, not even 1% would agree with you. They know perfectly well what it really means. People over here in Germany stay away from adding their thoughts since it remains still to be a social taboo among germans. They dont want to talk tabout the world wars how they had faced it etc. But current generations are being taught well, more than what we the lankens learn it schooling, about wars and all about the world before being joined to Universities for further education in general.
      I question, as to why you guys with zero knwoledge about the world, make the kind of statements even today, after 30 long years of suffering by the war with Ltters against the states we had.
      We must not give a single moment any new generations to see it the way you have been promoting. Racism of all forms must not be in lanken soils. You guys, having lived in frogs in a well style seem to know nothing but yours only:
      This is on term very harmful to our socienty, it is glass clear.
      Lanken Uni Dons and various walks and areas of Professionals should categorically join hand and come together to protest any kind of racism being promoted by Jim bum softies or the like in this country.
      Then only we can start thinking of a peaceful future.

      I fully agree with Dr. Dewasiri, that our society, or majority of our society is still far away from getting together to build up forfor a commona goal in solving the long standing problem of the nation – that is 1000000% right. Most like Jim SOFTY and Rajaakspkehs sow germs to spread an epidemy of racism rather than helping in every means to make aware the radical promotoers of the need of the hour. I hate, these men of our mother land, these men are even more injurious to our society than any ibola viruses, that could leave deadly consequences if woudl spread everywhere.

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        I do agree with you.
        Like minded people like you need to promote that we all Sri Lankans first and need to live cordially in order to make the country prosperous. President and PM of GoSL should act like statesman

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          Great Gawd Budd follower, Naman you like the sky to fall on your head??

          School owners daughter Malala Yousafzai
          And the Nobel farce while the man who predicted the 2008 collapse of economy is labelled luddite by Harvard President Lawrence Summers and shot over Modi shoulder by cheap degree Dr Swamy from Havard. When Venkat Nobel laurate became president royal society the Indians got very angry.

          Its prejudice of the sub- continent that comes from the culture of owning humans.- feudalism.

          Therefore I wonder why paradesi lankans long for 2nd passport which is not worth the paper it’s printed on. Only toads go back to lay eggs where they were born.

          Great Gawd Budd follower is trying to please the Bilderberg will this be the turning point for Nobel Prize? If he gets it more people would die as with Obama Hussain.

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        Simon De Silva Moron:

        I don’t want to go to Germany.

        As far as with what I have read, Bavarians are very racist and they do not want migrents there. Many Germans love Hitler. You know why.

        Germans do not tolerate migrents. Even those days, Migreants used Germany as the transition point. They don’t care it.

        You ay be a coolie and do not know how racist they are.

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          පිඹුරා pim̆burā, pedophiles,

          “”You ay be a coolie and do not know how racist they are. “

          The desire of knowledge in excess caused a man to fall-
          passa the fascista that head up ass sausage party jimbola the macorini pol geddi olu supported until Gamanpilla got caught.

          keep playing pocket billards 24/7/52 troll on all threads.

          you are a shame less පිඹුරා pim̆burā.
          (තට්ට Sobita the Naxalite spawned 3 warlords to
          operate the Naxalite Asian Dream. )
          Tatte motte, you were just watching TV at USA on your free education trip??

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          jim softy dimwit

          “As far as with what I have read,”

          I am flabbergasted, morons and dimwits read.

          “Bavarians are very racist and they do not want migrents there.”

          So are you.

          “Many Germans love Hitler.”

          So do you, simply both are demented Aryan Nazis.

          “You ay be a coolie and do not know how racist they are”

          Unlike you,Simon perhaps Simon De Silva does not have the same experience like you.

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        Nationalism causes people’s pride to develop into feelings of a master race leading to devastating events like war.

        When diverse people are forced together, their identity is lost, along with their culture. The people do not assimilate into a melting pot, even though they cannot remain an inconsistent salad bowl. The result is usually a sloppy, weak patch-work quilt, made from scraps, but inevitably falls apart after too much abuse. Sometimes people even lose their Natural Rights to life, liberty, and property (John Locke) because the general will may contradict the desires and rights of the minority, threatening the stability of the states with rising tensions. As the region becomes increasingly strained for unity, people become defensive, either of their origin or the identity of their new homeland. This leads to outbreaks which can spiral into full-fledged warfare, since the newly developed feelings of unity enacts a role of self-protection. Examples of these outbreaks are the Greek War of Independence (1821–28), WWI, and WWII. As the unrest unfold, a feeling of superiority emerges, sprouting racism which develops among the people. These people are not evil; they are acting in the most primal way – self-preservation before all else. They are only trying to form an identity, since they have been thrust through drastic changes, striping the population of everything they knew, and now it is time to strengthen their new home. Is there another option?

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          Jim,

          You habitually plagiarise and reinforce your bigotry! What a pathetic looser you are!

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            Burning issue, I could have not said it any better than you. This Jim Shitty bugger is a useless waste of dog excrement. This beautiful country has been destroyed by scum bags like him in the past and it continues even today.

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            Burning Issue and Tamil kallathoni in Canada:

            Even with Plagiarism, I am teaching you kallathomis who want to dominate in Sri lanka.

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              pissa dodewana!

              You have no brain Jim softy like the porriki tamil trolls you are imitating on.
              People are born without brains still survive and it seems many at lanka are like this.

              Baby born without a brain amazes doctors by celebrating his second birthday – and says ‘mummy’ for the first time.
              Emma Murray, 24, was told of her son’s condition minutes after giving birth
              Aaron was diagnosed with rare health disorder called holoprosencephaly
              He was born with a brain stem so can move and breathe but not a full brain
              She was told Aaron could die in minutes and helped arrange baptism
              Two years on, Aaron has amazed doctors – and has spoken his first word …..(there are many living like this in this world)

              Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3293259/Baby-born-without-brain-amazes-doctors-celebrating-second-birthday-says-Mummy-time.html

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              Hahahahha……………Jim Shitty has spoken his garbage again. Comedian and one insecure clown. We are coming to SL to catch you and wring your balls. So you better run now before your marbles are caught in the wrench I am bringing.

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              Jim ‘crappy’ Softy, why is that people on CT love your comments. Look around you monkey, how many people retort your racist comments. Nationalism? Idiot nationalism is good for insecure losers like you. Go and crawl under a rock and stay there you filthy moron.

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            Burning Issue

            “You habitually plagiarise and reinforce your bigotry! What a pathetic looser you are!”

            I wonder why jim softy the dimwit is not dating Waduge?

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          don’t you have a kite to fly?????????????

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          Nationalisum is a false god that should be avoided.Gemans learned it the hard way.

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      In retrospect, I feel we even among the sinhalese, we are racial to our own community men and women. This happens whtout their knowledge. Going back to my parent s cylcles the way their people, friends, generations got on with the servants or others known to them are very good examples to see the levels of superiority nature entwined with some sinhalaya families. I am ashaemed to even talk about, but we must. We should point them out, we are all the same.
      Be it in schools, temples or anywhere you gather with people, there is no equality treatments being seenin the country. Where I am originally from Galle, i know how much I suffered being unable to share my thoughts iwth my fellow colleagues and friends. Caste system was on the top of their agendas in 70ties and 80ties. If you are coming from family known to the others, you are treated like gods – even in the Universiteis too, some were isolated and cornered, all these are within sinhala community.

      The very same tendencies and behavriours were noticed among muslims and tamils too. I believe it was the same with burghers or other minorities more or less. This kind of thinking patterns should change fully if we have to work for peace in this country.

      See how some staffs argue on their on problems. Most of them among them so many of problems, be them in schools, universities of the same. I got to know some university lecturers that were sent to European soils for their PG courses. There, within the small team of 6-8 of assitant letuerers coming from various universities in the country, but got together in abroad, Unfortunately i failed the unity among them. Those who too from developoing countries but joined the group showed more unities than those of ours. I see, the grudge, jealousy and malice nature were more in our people than those from the comparing countries, be them THailand, Malaysia, some afro coutnries, the mentioned qualities were far better those of ours.
      I beleive thereofre, we need more psychologists and sociologist to introduce our people new visions towards unity.

      One options would be to collect data from former University dons and go forward with their thoughts. None of them would disgree if the govt pass teh suggestions to them regardless of the location where they are.
      TOday, s internet revoultioned world we can exchange the views easily regardless of where you are.

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      Utter rubbish. WE are multi ethnic and we should avoid been nationalists and they belong to fascist like people.

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    Dream on Vishwamithra 1984,

    Recent profiling of the human DNA clearly showed that we are still 98% ape and only 2% other. 2% other knows that division is bad, conflict is bad, to live and let live is good, to accept difference is good however how can 2% stand on the way of 98% of our still to evolve gene.

    The question is whether the 98% cave man gene can evolve fast enough to stop the fast approaching extinction of all life on earth.

    The next question to ask is why bother. Let this blighted, utterly flawed human race simply become extinct. In any case even if the all probable nuclear holocaust fails to happen, we all are doing our little bit towards extinction by consciously or unconsciously contributing to the destruction of the environment.

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      Comment of the year!.
      Thank you BBS. You certainly belong to that 2%. Metta!

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        If not for the ape behaviour( curious and clever) of hippies you won’t be seated at a PC today – all main frame and expensive.

        Read the epic Chinese monkey meeting the Great Gawd Budd.
        this is the year of the monkey and the python is its friend while the tiger is its enemy.- till end of January then we are in for Trump.
        cock a doodle do.- BBS rep shod not lose a shoe like Tao left one behind at Shaolin.
        Don’t talk bad about animals they are precious we have learned to most equipment from them. Drone is built on Bats behaviour now its to be designed on Albatross so it can fly free for months with the wind.
        Caterpillar earth moving equipment.
        destroy them you destroy the biosphere greedy humans..
        Like most in the west our last will goes towards welfare of animals.

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      We need to introduce new laws against any kind of racism promoting words to be publicly bannedin the country. Latter is the case in most of europpean countries. In Germany and Italy, if coloured soccer player would have been verbally attacked, the parties have no other choice than to face a case. Like wise, in the US and South africa they focuse more to protect the coloured people- whereever they have been attacked verbally or physcially. Even if these are there, those countries and society still fight against this since the kind of racial fractions are inevitable in any society. What matter sis the percentages. If any political wills would allow the fractions to increase as was the case under the former president s term, there, political men too have to be arrested and put in jail for ever.
      For me the political circus which has been carried out by Rajakahse men filled with various nationlists groups should be banned in lanken soil, we have to go vehement against Udaya Gonthadiya and Wimal Buruwa, like poisoounous reptiles can send fears to all, the mentioned duo have been doing a great harm to this society today. More freedom should NOT be given to them – can help the society further.

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        Mr Jayaaweera, can you enlighten us as to how ‘Jathika HELA Urumaya’ is a racial political party while ‘TAMIL National Alliance’ and ‘MUSLIM Congress’ are not.

        How Gammanpila and Weerawansa are racists while Vigeshwaran and Sampandan are not.

        Rajapaksha created free democratic political space to the Tamils, released 99% of the terrorists without trial and developed physical infrastructure all over at great cost. That is magnanimous enough for the Tamils to take over. He ignored their repeat of LTTE demands for 1/3 of land territory exclusively for Tamils(10%) WHILE retaining the right to live anywhere (Tamils are taking us as fools). He maintained a sufficient security apparatus to nip any resurgence of terrorism in the bud.

        Reconciliation is in the hands of the Tamils. I am prepared to join them in their every demand which are non political non racial in nature.

        Soma

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          As Sumanthiaran made it very clear in a recent TV discussion, .. the biggest problems is you guys dont even notice the racial thoughts being promoted by those men such as Weerawansea and Gonthadipila.

          I cant spoon and feed to you Soma, please google and checks the archives of the programs where Werrawanse and Udaya G had to share there thoughts recently, were all supporting my view about that they are racial by every means. I really dont have much time to hang on with the topics. we perfectly knwo they believe the manner they are forced to think cant be fall in racial channels, but they are… every one with a brain the size of a needle head would get it Mr Soma, but you would not. Anyways, we can expect everyonee to see it the way many of the peace lovers like us woudl do. That is the diversity of us all. Even within a family siblings could bear different views about the topic… see the manner Ranathunga and Rajakashe family do. Except Chamal all others are so highly abusive also including 3 offpsrings of MR while AMONG the Ranathunga family that Massive weight from Gampaha would do anything and everything to bring the most abusive man back to work for their servival though their brothers would avoid him coming back to lanken active potlics:
          All in all, if you have not noticed it please focus to expand your knoweldge and get the facts from the ground: We dont need to talk about the bush, but it is high time to call a spade a spade. God bless from Basel Switzerland for this day.

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            For all you anti-Sinhala People:

            YOu people do not notice Tamils only, Muslims Only political parties. You people do not notice How Tamil web sites promote racism and how even the provincial political party of Wigneswaran promote Tribaliam.

            Because theyre is no race problem, even though the idiot VISHVAMITHRA tries to label it racism and all those Tamils and Christians write a different thing.

            IT will not work.

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              jim softy dimwit

              “For all you anti-Sinhala People”

              Are you talking to yourself?

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          It is no right to say, Rajakashe created…

          it was long due right of them. Just because it occured during his terms cant be interpreted as the GOD Rajakspkeh made the wonder like. Along this mentality should go out of our thinking pattners. If we the sinahlaya have the right to enjoy it, why not other minority folks be them tamils, muslims or burgher to feel so ? We are all srilankens and shoudl have the right to enjoy the same rights. Let alone you have to change man.
          Please focus on motivation speeches you guys to turnout to be healthy ones. Then only you can contribute to the efforts being made for a peaceful society.

          Reconcilation is also in the hands of Jathiwadi/racial men and women from Southern areas. I will bet you mr, lets hold an european style opnion poll across provinces where maority folks live .. most of them woudl as Rajakashes want it – no federal or the like solutions, not whatsoever power devolutions….. no whatever the suggestions being made by any acceptable men of the earth on the alarming problem, — that will be the outcome of a poll… that is the groudn reality.
          Lately, i happend to travel to the country and just mingled myself with many i thought could give me a balanced view about the lanken problem – most still dont think even giving any equalrights to the minorities. That is the saddest truth Mr.

          Like or not believe or not this si the reality of this country YET.
          That is why i agree with some dons that share the truth but truth.. we are still not ready for peace in this country.. we the majority shold be brainwashed turning them out to be healthy thinkers.

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          somaasss

          “How Gammanpila and Weerawansa are racists while Vigeshwaran and Sampandan are not.”

          Racists are stupid. Can you not judge their stupidity from their own thoughts(?), words and actions, that you have seen and heard from Ganapathipillai and Wimal Sangili Karrupan Weerawansa?

          For instance, if I ask your name you go on bashing ISIS, Muslims, Tamils, LTTE, and repeat the same question that you have been asking this forum for donkey’s years which has been answered adequately many moons ago.

          What does it prove? The pattern of your behaviour/typing in this forum clearly proves that you are not only a stupid but a racist too.

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          This A. H. VISHVAMITHRA use different Tactics to make Sinhala People Submit to Tamil, Muslim extremism.

          Sinhale is a Sinhala -buddhist country. but, they don’t have their flag. The Sri lankan flag is not Sinhale Flag. Muslims have 52 other countries. Still, their presence is marked.

          Sinhale is the only country which ha a foreign language as a national language.

          that is why new countries like USA have patriotism and people rally around the Flag, and they talk English and behave like the majority.

          Sinhala people Have been dumed by stupid politicians who rob the country.

          VISHVAMITHRA is a shameless highway robber.

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            Well said Jim Softy;

            Visamithra is on an assignment to plant the seeds of distrust between different ethnic groups in Sri Lanka. I said it when he first wrote in CT. I say it now his assignment is from Ranil and Chandrika. He is not a Buddhist but pretend as one with some phrases borrowed from public domain.
            He is the only writer so far present his garbage ideas under a pseudo name. He is undoubtedly a SNAKE OIL MERCHANT.

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    Anyone watching the DVD “DNA Nation” or have watched the series on Australian Television, would understand, what a Myth, ‘Race’ is!!

    Reminds me of The Buddha’s Dhamma as compared with Sinhala/Buddhism.

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    Sinhala widiyata kiyanawa nam api okkoma le,mas eta , nahara walin hedunu minissu. In Buddhism exess of comforts was not recommended. Then people do not feel other’s pain. Lord Buddha told think about others in same way as you think about you feelings. Today the people listen bana often do not realize this. They use Buddhism as a label to say they are Buddhists and therefore they are good. All the people feel pain, starvation, thurst, depriving of basic needs in the same way.

    Today may people have easy money especially many politicians and people in higher ranks.They have earned money with no effort and unacceptable ways.They have power.Therefore they could pressurize people for no reason.

    Really I feel every human as a human. I respect people who deserve respect or may be in positions which deserve respect.I never go after people for my personal advantages unnecessarily.

    My personal view is all human is a human irrespective of his nationality, religion or his rank in the society. Laws should be enacted to treat all equal and justifiable and should be implemented without any lapse or delay.

    When a person climbs in a ladder to a leadership position he has a common equal responsibility to a group of people.Therefore his decisions should not be based on personal reasons.He should be a person who have a broad mind to think rationally.

    I wrote it since I have observed when a serious decision is made to cover a personal matter how it affects the society. There are nearly 20 million people in our society. Therefore selfish people are not at all suitable for high posts in this society, may it be political or official.

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      No sriyani, only Rajakaashes are made of bones and flesh – they are the only ones that love the country. This mantra is spread by the media unit supportive tothem. So long easy targets stay away from the facts, they would succeeed. Even today, for them Rajaapkshes are gods can you imagine? Not even far poor afro tribes would ever see it the way some villagers of us would do.. all because of blant lies promoting media men of Derana and Hiru. They did the job for 10 years and now too in full spirit to continue it now even with more energies of the freedom given by current govt. That is the saddest reality of this country.

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    What fantastic words of wisdom and boldly written by one who really loves his motherland.
    Sometimes they say Truth is Bitter just like the awful tasting medicine we swallow knowing very well that its worth it when we are cured.
    Sri Lanka can never ever prosper unless and until we decide that every single Sri Lankan decides to put his shoulder to the wheels of progress whether he be a Sinhalese,Tamil,Muslim or Burgher. We also will have to break the mentality like what the doctors belonging to the GMOA are clamouring for the closure of Private Medical Colleges a cry by them which could be called a form of “racism” as their targets are fellow Sri Lankans
    Lets wake up now right now and sink all the differences and go forward as an united nation to realise our dreams of making our motherland a land of milk and honey we really owe it to us and our future generations.Let us take a cue from the ancient Kings of Sri Lanka who welcomed all communities that lived in our beautiful isle and worked in close collobration to resist the foreign invaders that came to usurp our resources

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    Hello Visamithra

    You have stated;

    “Given the wrong context, skillful politicians and deceitful religious leaders can exploit these sensitivities. Mayhem would break loose and rivers of blood would flow once again if such sensitivities are exploited and harnessed by those charlatans who pretend to be saviors and patriots.”

    Isn’t this exactly what your sponsors: Ranil and Chandrika have done to our country. Isn’t this what the biggest scoundrel in Sri Lankan politics; SWRDB did to our country. Isn’t this what the other scoundrel JRJ did to our country. Isn’t this what dirtiest corrupt strongman MARA and his family did to our country. All these dubious politicians destroyed our past, denied our birthrights. These charlatans have been at work since 1953 and you are no different.

    You are a representative agent of this abhorrent clique. Your dubious propaganda does not work, please don’t preach to the choir.

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      Sinhala Banda

      “Your dubious propaganda does not work, please don’t preach to the choir.”

      I know for sure Visamithra will fail in his mission to educate you lot and put some sense into your blockhead.

      However, no harm in trying.

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    Sri Lankans have an unhealthy penchant for holding on to the past, and consequently making the same mistakes over and over again.

    It’s high time that we look to the future and leave the ugly part of our history behind. Such an action implies the down-grading of our herd-mentality with respect to ethnicity, religion and social class. It also means we need to seriously challenge the inherent nepotism that most of us practice when we put our family and relatives ahead of others, totally disregarding individual merit.

    The Buddha is a great role model to follow in this latter respect – he followed his own individualistic path, and explained to others that regardless of high or low birth and circumstance, it is your own individual merit that determines your fate. We would all be wise to follow his advise.

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      sinhalese buddhist

      “The Buddha is a great role model to follow in this latter respect – he followed his own individualistic path, and explained to others that regardless of high or low birth and circumstance, it is your own individual merit that determines your fate. We would all be wise to follow his advise.”

      What has Buddha’s teaching got to do with this island or indeed with Sinhala/Buddhists?

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    Anything special about Sri Lankans?

    A firm resolve to not to give into racist and fundamentalist demands is the need of the hour. Nothing is more self contradictory than this demand to divide the small island along racial and religious lines in order to foster racial and inter religious amity.

    If a particular area is demarcated as belonging to a particular racial group what about the rights of the other groups of people living in that area? To divide it again? And again?

    For my life I can’t understand how the ‘law’ can recognise Ethnicity or Religion. When I go to the police to lodge a complaint I am compelled to record I am a Buddhist, not knowing how the law is going to find out if I am stating the truth.

    In all official communication with the state administrative machinery mentioning ethnicity or religion should be immediately withdrawn. Even in collecting statistics it should not be tabulated as what one ‘is’ but as what one ‘claims to be’

    I am a ‘Sinhalese’ because Vingeshwararan has called me so.

    Soma

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    Well, this morning and I went and had a look at previous day comments.

    I find the comment below by a fella known as “Hoole”. I think it the same person who posts articles here.

    /*

    If Buddhism is given foremost place, non-Buddhists are automatically inferior citizens. As I said on an Art TV interview recently. this is no different from giving a bottle of attack to buy votes; in this case offering a privilege to Buddhists to buy their vote.

    We were promised a perfect Constitution. Give us a secular Constitution making us all equal.

    – Hoole

    */

    The British takes over Ceylon (Sinhale) in 1815 with a treaty known as the “Kandyan Convention”. The clause (No. 5 of the 12 clauses) states:

    The religion of Boodoo, professed by the chiefs and inhabitants of these provinces, is declared inviolable; and its rights, ministers, and places of worship, are to be maintained and protected.

    – Kandyan Convention – 1815

    The convention aimed at guaranteeing the protection of an institution that was considered important to the Sinhale state.

    Fast forward to year 1972. The dominion status is revoked and the Sinhale (Ceylon) regain its full independence. The article 9 of constitution states the following.

    9. The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).]

    – Republican Constitution – 1972

    The clause is simply the continuation of an institution that prevailed in the island. Its an institution cherished by majority of the people – not something that’s haggled over an “arrack bottle” over an election.

    The Buddhism IS NOT the state religion that makes laws accordingly. Ceylon is a custodian of Theravada Branch of Buddhism just as the Vatican is the custodian of Catholicism, England is for Anglicanism and Saudi is for Sunni Islam.

    Just as Catholicism, Anglicanism and Sunni Islam is open to fellowship, there is no exclusivity that blocks anyone from becoming a follower of Buddhism. Therefore, “inferiority” is something that imposes oneself by excluding themselves. Its not imposed by the state.

    I think Hoole is considered “a leader” in the Tamil community. I cannot imagine ordinary Tamils to be any wiser if your leaders makes such ignorant remarks.

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      De Silva,
      the one who is hearing voices in his head

      What the hell are you talking about?

      Our ancestors wrote on ola, travelled on their foot or cart pulled by bulls, plough the land with bull, fought with Pasavi, Dhunna( Bow ),Mugura(Club), Adayatiya(javelin ), Kaduwa (Sword) and Thomaraya, didn’t eat pizza, noodles, pasta, Kentucky Chicken, burger, ……… didn’t drive, didn’t use computers, didn’t wear trousers and shirts, didn’t drink imported Scotch or Champagne, didn’t have electricity, …………..

      Did your forefathers use Microsoft word, Excel, accounting Softwares, ..?

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        It means even the British empire protected Buddhism in Ceylon you moron!

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          This bugger is not only a moron, he is a sworn enemy of Sinhala Buddhists writing garbage 24 Hrs a day in this blog.

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            Sinhala Pandaranayakam

            “This bugger is not only a moron, he is a sworn enemy of Sinhala Buddhists writing garbage 24 Hrs a day in this blog.”

            Is this an exclusively Sinhala/Buddhist blog?

            You do not have a slim chance of learning from this forum. You need to be bit rational to read, learn and grasp the points made here.

            Go listen to MR, Wimal Sangili Karruppan Weerawansa, the saffron clad thug Gnanasara, Udhaya Ganapathipillai, …. They tell you what you want to hear.

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            S.B.
            Like Navy corporal De Silva who gave the idea to murder Rajiv.
            He is your very own Naxalite- Dr Daya W. stooge.

            They have their tentacles spread like LTTE at Asia oyu are in for the full works.
            So we have Ranil protecting Great Gawd Budd for Xi and CPC.

            Remember over 50% of buddhist live at China and they have maximum statutes of Great Gawd Budd.
            one nation one people led by Naxalites.

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          De Silva
          the one who is hearing voices in his head

          “It means even the British empire protected Buddhism in Ceylon you moron!”

          Now you are in the process of destroying it. However, your moronic typings without a shadow of doubt shows how badly you want to destroy Buddha’s teaching.

          Morons like you had done more than enough to destroy this island and Buddhism. Now the time has come for you to get lost, go away, go, leave, depart.

          Shoo, shoo, shoo, shoo, ……….

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          “It means even the British empire protected Buddhism in Ceylon you moron!”

          Not Buddhism but only Buddhist ruins were existing during the British period. Buddhism was completely lost during the British period and that is why they signed the udarata treaty (in Tamil) and that is why Buddhism was brought back to Sri Lanka from Thailand (Siam Nikaya – Asgiri/Malwathu) and then from Burma (Amarapura/Ramanya Nikaya).

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      In a multi-cultural society, if one particular race, religion or culture is given the foremost place, then that particular race, religion or culture becomes the first class citizens and all others will automatically become second class.

      The Tamil struggle in Sri Lanka started officially only after SWRD Bandaranayake came up with ‘Sinhala Only’ in 1956 and eventually turned into a bitter war for 30 years. One of their most important demand right from the beginning was, everybody in Sri Lanka should be equal, and nobody should be considered 2nd class. By giving Buddhism the foremost place, Buddhism is made the first class religion in Sri Lanka and all others automatically becomes second class.

      Are we going back to square one (the 1956 – 1972 era) to restart the struggle again? This time, not only Wigneswaran but all the Tamil politicians and the entire Tamil community (tens of thousands) will rise and protest. The government cannot simply fool the people saying equal status to all and then give foremost place to one religion only.

      The new constitution should guarantee equal status for all ethnic groups that live in Sri Lanka as its citizens, and equal status for all religions that are practiced by the Sri Lankan citizen. There shouldn’t be any foremost place for majority religion or majority race. All religions should be equal and should be independent of politics. This is the most fundamental thing that a constitution in a country with a multi-society should have. If this basic concept is not adopted in the new constitution, then what is the point in changing it?

      If the Sinhala-Buddhists think that the Tamil freedom struggle ended at Nandikaddal, they are worse than the worst fools in this world. Just like the Palestine-Jew conflict continues with the Western World supporting the Jews, the Sinhala-Tamil conflict will also continue with the West (including the UN) supporting the Tamils. In the future, the Sri Lankan government may have to deal with Uncle Sam (USA) and the powerful west in order to solve this once internal issue. Poor Sri Lanka will always continue to be the begging nation and known as a pariah state by the West.

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      The Sinhala Buddhist racists like Vibhushana expect us to belief that the 1815 Kandyan Convention was meant for the whole of Ceylon!

      However, the clause 9 states:

      “Other non-Kandyan’s position [is] to remain [as privileged as previously] according to British law.”

      So other non-Kandyan position to remain according to British Law; this means that the clause 5:

      “he religion of Buddhism is declared inviolable and its rights to be maintained and protected.”

      has been deemed non-applicable to the other positions.

      Get real Vibhushana now masquerading as De Silva!

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    Vishwamithra you seems good at selective presentation of facts to suit your ideas. You kept repeating the atrocities committed by the LTTE but conveniently ignore the atrocities committed by the Srilankan armed forces. You mention 1983 pogrom as if it is one of those things that happened, no mention of the massacre of tamils by the sinhales in 1956,1958. You try to give the impression that you are a liberal minded sinhales which is infact is far from the truth. Reconciliation is possible when and only when both sides accept their faults and are ready to forget the past and look forward to the future, for which the leaders of the majority community should take the responsibility. Good luck SRILANKA.

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      Forget it.

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        somaasss

        “Forget it.”

        You mean, a secular democratic Sri Lanka.

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    All people who are against racism of any kind unite!

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      What is it Slluminati Tlluminati, Mlluminati (Sh*t Differential Monsters)
      because what CBK on winning denied- that the issue religious and ethnic.
      There is no race because all are Negroids.
      By saying race you put all assistance in the burner.
      Black and Bengali Vs Whites. now sinhala and tamil vs whom Caucasian race ??(europeans)

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    The author of this article conveniently forgets that the racism against the Tamils was large scale compared what the Sinhalese suffered or hardly. It started from independence and was a planned calculated genocide that all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments including the current ones committed on the island’s entire Tamil population. They were aided and abetted by a largely racist Sinhalese population that was brain washed by a Mahavamsa myth that the entire island only belonged to them. Conveniently forgetting the historic fact that almost 1/3 of the island the north east and until recently the north west coast had never been Sinhalese from ancient prehistoric times and were always occupied by the island’s indigenous Eelam Tamils who had lived there and ruled themselves until European colonisation. It was the British who amalgamated their homelands that had always been separate even during the Portuguese and the Dutch colonial period, with the Sinhalese lands down south and created a new colony called Ceylon and changed the ancient Eelam Tamil nation that was a majority in their own lands into a minority in the entire island and created all these problems. Most of the Sinhalese also forget or do not want to acknowledge the fact that their are not descended from a mythical North Indian prince but are largely descended from indigenous Tamils and other tribes and Indian Tamil immigrant who converted to Buddhism. Around 50% of them from recent largely low caste Indian Tamil slave labour that was imported into the island in their hundreds of thousands and settled along the western and southern littorals.
    Due to this deliberate calculated state sponsored discrimination and genocide by all Sri Lankan governments the Sinhalese establishment elite and the armed forces and police for the past 60 years. The Tamil population in the island had been drastically reduced from around 26-28% from the time of independence to a mere 15-16% at present. More than a million Indian origin Tamil who had lived in the island for more than eight generations and had known no other lands were made stateless overnight and forcibly deported to India. Around 1.2 million indigenous Tamils were forcibly displaced by the activity of the armed forces and Sri Lankan government and many forces to flee to the west. Where around 800000 of them now live making the huge Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora. 1.2 million of an indigenous Eelam Tamil population of 3.5 million. 1/3 of them chased out of the island. Around 300000 Tamils deliberately killed, around 40000-75000 in May 2009 when they were deliberately targeted by the Sinhalese armed forces and killed. The UN is now investigating this. All this amounts to deliberate genocide and war crimes that was done on the island’s Tamils by all Sri Lankan governments since independence , the Sinhalese armed forces and police and the Sinhalese establishment and is still continuing. Comparing this state sponsored genocide and war crimes and equating this to the few thousand Sinhalese colonists and settlers in the north and east that the LTTE targeted, as they were heavily armed by the Sinhalese state and they were busy killing raping looting ethnically cleansing and terrorising the local Tamil population so that they will flee and more Sinhalese settlers can be brought into these ethnically cleansed Tamil lands. Just like the occupying racist Sinhalese armed forces are doing now. These Sinhalese should never have been there in the first place. The vast majority of them were and are criminals thugs murderers and thieves who were deliberately settled by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands from the 1950 onwards. The LTTE only targeted these murderous Sinhalese settlers who were busy killing raping and looting the local Tamils. They should have never been there in the first place. Unlike the Sinhalese Sri Lankan armed forces one can ever accuse the LTTE of raping or looting or perversion.
    This author is deliberately trying to mislead and compare and equate state sponsored genocide on the island’s Tamils, that was overtly and covertly supported by the larger Sinhalese population with the few thousand illegal Sinhalese settlers in the north and east, heavily armed and were busy committing atrocities on the Tamils that the LTTE largely targeted and state now everything is fine as both people were racist. This is like the Nazis justifying the atrocities by stating the JEWs and other occupied people resisted and killed Germans who were targeting them.
    Good try it will not work. He has also been very quiet about the state sponsored anti Tamil pogroms that came at regular intervals from 1958 onwards when many thousand Tamil homes properties and lives were lost and so far not a single Sinhalese has been persecuted.
    Sinhalese racism against the island’s Tamils was deliberate large scale and state sponsored. Where millions of Tamils in the island were deliberately targeted and affected. The Tamil population reduced from 28% to 16% within 60 years. 1/3 of Tamil lands stolen by ethnic cleansing activities that is still continuing even under this government. Tamils have been deliberately denied higher education the use of their language employment justice their history and even their existence. To compare this to the few thousand Sinhalese settlers who were targeted in the north and east by the LTTE as a reaction to state sponsored Sinhalese racism is diabolic.

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    This writer has said;

    “When these religious scoundrels and folk- heroes launch their bigoted communications, the core teachings and their transcendent wisdom are invariably desecrated and demolished”

    He has stated a well established fact in Sri Lanka:

    A famous Religious scoundrels of Sri Lanka are :1) SWRD Bandaranaike,
    2) JR Jayawardene 3)Chandrika Bandaranaike, 4) Ranil Wickramasinghe, 5) Mahinda Rajapaksa 6)SJV Chelvanayagam, 7) GG Ponnambalam 8) Velupillai Piribhakaran, 9)Mr.Mrs.Rajaratne 10) Badudin Mohammed 11)Rauf Hakeem 12)Rishard Badudin

    All these fellows have used religion and ethnicity as a weapon to gain political advantages. The writer is so childish to present his view as a POSSIBILITY, It is a clever move to hide the real perpetrators of injustices to all Sri Lankans.

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      Sinhala Banda:

      How about Wigneswaran.

      this scoundrel, vishvamithra don’t want to see that.

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        You are absolutely right,
        I did not add so many others but definitely Wigneswaran must be there. Amirthalingam, Weerawansa, Gammanpila, Ashroff, Thondaman. We should have courage to name these fellows as we, the innocent Sinhala Buddhist have become the victims in our own country.

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          Sinhala Bonda

          “the innocent Sinhala Buddhist have become the victims in our own country.”

          You fear your own shadow. You are addicted to fear. You thrive on fear mongering.

          You suffer from paranoia and castration anxiety.

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    Michael Fernando

    “All people who are against racism of any kind unite!”

    I am sorry, the handful of racists want the bigots to unite and destroy the life of others.

    On the other hand, people tend to vote for the most corrupt crooks in the elections who formed successive governments irrespective of party differences, with cross- overs to the ruling party.

    Racism is the best tool to capture power and then abuse those who voted for them.

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    Practice is preferable to barren precept. To make practicable what you boldly propose, take two steps first if you are sincere: First, declare constitutionally that Sri Lanka a secular state. Next implement parity to both languages in all government departments and other allied institutions.

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    VISHVAMITHRA:

    UK Labour’s right wing mounts pro-EU, anti-immigrant offensive against Corbyn

    The Labour Party right wing and its media backers have stepped up their campaign against Jeremy Corbyn, following his September 24 re-election as Labour leader with an even bigger majority.

    You started with Shakespeer.

    But, the present situation is different.

    So, why should not Sinhale people start chasing out Tamils and any other extremists who does not want to understand it.

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    Dear Author and all Participants,
    The whole problem in Sri Lanka as far as I can see is the basic curriculum of education. Nobody cares for Humanity and Social sciences. All children are motivated as racists from infancy to adulthood. The problems for all Sri Lankans got worse after the religious teachings focused on Mahavamsa and anti Tamil rhetoric introduced just prior to Independence. The Demography of Tamil occupied provinces were forcibly changed by all successive majoritarian Governments and the teaching against Tamils in the South was made a tool for politicians to come to power. The Tamils were motivated to be educated and become honest workers and Ceylon at that time was the envy of India and other South East Asian Countries. Because of their good education and honesty, the British took Sri Lankan Tamils for responsible positions to all Countries under British rule.
    The Tamil leaders at the time of independence never dreamt they can be cheated by the Sinhalese as their support was essential for Ceylon at that time.
    Eventually they got cheated because the Majoritarian Sinhalese Governments were able to change the Constitution and made Ceylon a republic of Sri Lanka and propagated anti Tamil racism. You all know the recent history how Tamils were forcibly displaced and made to seek refuge in several Countries worldwide.
    Even though the whole world knows war crimes and crimes against Humanity are committed by the Sri Lankan forces on Tamils, the criminals are given high positions and are taken into politics by the new Regime that came into power with Tamil votes to bring reconciliation to the war victims!. Because the victims are Tamils the criminals are treated as Heroes by the Sinhalese. It is not just cheating, the plan for genocide is evident from what is happening on the ground and how they succeed by taking a few ambitious Tamil leaders to hoodwink the victimized Tamils.
    It is not possible for the Sinhalese leaders to give equal rights to Tamils because the racism mentality and revenge taking for superseding them during the British time is not going to be forgotten. The concerns for prosperity and Foreign investments are always at the back and racism and annihilation of Tamils is what is in the forefront for Sri Lanka. All what the Leaders say to the world is not the truth, but they always seek easy money to feed their people. I am certain they will never do what is good for the Country.

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      Richard

      Nobody cares for Humanity and Social sciences. All children are motivated as racists from infancy to adulthood.

      There is no country in the world which leaves some space minorities. Sri Lankan politicians have done that. There is no country in the world which makes a minority language a national language. Sri lankan politicians have done that. There is no country in the other which allows minirity specific – Political parties are allowed.

      65 million Tamila are there in South India. they want another homeland land here in Sinhale. there are 52 musim countries Muslim have Sinhale east a Saudi Arabia.

      YOu Tamils got a provincial minister who preaches extremism and tribalism. this scoundrel vishvamithra comes and talk racism here. May be this silly begger is getting money from Tamils.

      You Tamil never be honest.

      Only solution is Send them back to Tamilnadu.

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        jim softy dimwit

        “All children are motivated as racists from infancy to adulthood.”

        It doesn’t surprise, I can see it from pattern of your behaviour. Aren’t you the child of public racist Aryan Anagarika Dharmapala?

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          NV;
          Anagaika Dharmapala was a Man of His Time.
          Ceylonese needed to be reminded that they were an Independent Nation, after The British left!

          We have now to Find a Leader who will Inspire Our People to act as One nation, instead of enclosing ourselves within “Narrow Domestic Walls”!

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            Hamlet

            “Anagaika Dharmapala was a Man of His Time. Ceylonese needed to be reminded that they were an Independent Nation, after The British left!”

            A few names come to my mind as Men of Their Time,

            Hitler
            Churchill
            Mussolini
            Shah
            Ceaușescu
            Amin
            Premadasa
            Hussein
            Qaddafi
            Rohana
            Prabaharan
            Gota
            Mahinda

            ….
            ….
            ….
            ….

            Potential men of the time:

            Daham sirisena
            Namal
            Malaka
            Ratwattes


            The Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist lion roared, it continues to wreak destruction of this country.

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            Hamlet ,
            We have now to Find a Leader who will Inspire Our People to act as One nation, instead of enclosing ourselves within “Narrow Domestic Walls”!

            Nunnery Scene?
            Hamlet falls off witches broom.shame shame what a shame.

            What a catastrophe!!

            The mousetrap drama will have to stay.

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            Just like SWRD Bandaranaike JR Jayewardene, Angarika Dharmapala was born to a Christian family and like both of them he was of recent South Indian origin.
            He belonged to the Sinhalese Durawa or Salagama community that was purely descended from low caste Indian Tamil indentured/salve labour, who were imported into the island by during the Dutch era to work in the huge plantations down south.
            Ironically this fraud was preaching Aryan Sinhalese Buddhist extremism, when he came from a Christian recently Sinhalised low caste immigrant Indian Tamil background, just like many of these so called Sinhalese Buddhist racists and nationalists are

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        Oh My Dear Jim Softy,
        Thank you very much for endorsing my comments. You got molded exactly as the student in my description!

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        There are around 80 million or more Tamils in South India and what have they got to do with the 3.2 million remaining Tamils in the island? They belong to India and we belong to the island where we had been living from prehistoric times. In fact it is not the Sri Lankan Tamils but the Sinhalese who have been proven to be largely descended from Tamil Nadu and not from Bengal or Orissa like they falsely claim. It is a historical fact and DNA has now proved this. If any one has to return to Tamil Nadu it will have to be the Sinhalese and not the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

        What has also 52 Muslim countries got to do with the Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims? Other than religion the Muslims of Sri Lanka have nothing common with these 52 Muslim countries. They are of different racial linguistic and ethnic origin. In fact many of them follow a different form of Islam from what is practised by the Muslims of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Muslims will feel totally alien in these lands. Just like Buddhists in Sri Lanka will feel totally alien in Burma Thailand China Japan Cambodia ETC.
        Stop posting all this garbage that really does not make any sense. Go and post it at Lankaweb, where it will be appreciated by those extremists who patronise that site. You are such are pea brained that you cannot comprehend people belonging to the same ethnic, linguistic and religious groups can be spread across many lands and continents and be native to all these lands. Like the 20 or more Arab countries, each unique in their own way with their own culture that is different to the neighbouring Arab land. Tamils native to Sri Lanka are also unique and different to the Tamil in India as they have evolved in the island in isolation. Just like the Indian ancestors of the Sinhalese evolved in the island. Tamils are an ancient nation in the island , with their own ancient history land and defined territory. Just like the Sinhalese and their language deserves to the a national and official language in the island just like Sinhalese is pea brained..

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    Enemies have entered into national debates with many different dubious guises. This guy the latest real deal to comment about very sensitive issues about Sri Lanka and entered as one of the Trojan horses sponsored by the Anti Sinhala-Buddhist forces. Read between the lines.

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      Ranbandu
      Jim is a naxalite! that makes it sad for all irrespective of faith.
      If you fear you cannot think- to be or not to be.
      Philosopher of our times.
      Ayn Rand.The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
      Once this is given there is no caste race ethnic etc.- all are equal and people think before acting like robots following public opinion or like sheep crossing the zebra without looking at the signals. Gom bettas is the nation of villagers all trigger happy bandits on a PC.
      When your main exports are via sex-slavery of woman then something must be wrong or you are like Saudi Arabians that SriMao wowed Nasser the terrorist- where is the oil for holding Palestine placards? your main export is to USA.
      ******[Edited out]

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    Sinhalese are the minority in the City of Colombo , the Capital of Srilanka .

    That is not only in the number of inhabitants there, but also among the Land Owners, Business Owners and the high net worth people..

    Tamil National Alliance who claim to be the victims , oppressed and the discriminated were and still are in Colombo and belong to those majorities all along.

    Now they have taken possession of the North starting from Vavniya , where Vishva reckons the Sinhala Buddhists carry out those ugly Racism.

    Srilanka had their fair share of communal riots,

    But nothing can beat what the predecessor to TNA, Pirahaparan Party the LTTE, did for 30 years.

    Batalanada Ranil the UNP Elite, Anglican and Vellala Faction leader used these communal riots well to his advantage to form this Yahapalana Government.

    But no mention of the thirty year ugly racist Terrorism was made for obvious reasons.

    Even the UN has forgotten that there were fully armed Terrorists with their own Navy and Air Force in Srilanka up ntill 2009.

    Even Faarq didn’t have that sort of military capabilities.

    The crux of the matter is the UNP lead Government wants to divide the country along Ethnic lines and give them Federal Rule.

    And perpetuate Elite , Anglican and Vellala dominnation of Srilanka going forward.

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      Sinhalese are the minority in the City of Colombo , the Capital of Srilanka .

      Tamils are using the resttlement issue to find lands even for kallathonies and Tamils who never had lands.

      Muslims do the same. In case of muslims, different ministers clear a forest in a different region and settle muslims.

      when Mangalana went to California, those were the burning issues.

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        Godaya Naxalite!

        Great Gawd Budd WhoooooHoo,

        Because Colombo was owned by non Sinhalese long before the portugese hora oru and it stayed that way until Sinhala Only and black July 83.

        Head up ass palyan yakooo ambude drown in the sea tatte පිඹුරා pim̆burā

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        jim softy the dimwit

        “Tamils are using the resttlement issue to find lands even for kallathonies and Tamils who never had lands.”

        China gets 16,000 acres in South

        Ceylon Today reported on 12 October 2016.

        You have enough land in the south. I suggest you relocate your bigoted Sinhala/Budhists to deep, deep south, build your ghetto there and leave rest of the people to enjoy a pleasant and progressive life experience in rest of the island.

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        Clown the western littoral north of Colombo including Colombo was part of the Tamil homeland until the a few centuries ago. All these so called Catholic Sinhalese from Wattala/Ragamma to Chilaw/Puttlam are all recently Sinhalised Tamil Catholics. Look at all the place names most of them are of Tamil origin. This also includes Colombo and many of its suburbs. This is the reason there was a medieval Tamil trading Chetty community that was residing in the Colombo. Now their descendants are called the Colombo Chetty. Tamils have been living in the Colombo area for centuries and have come here and legally purchased land. In contrast not a single Sinhalese now living in the north and east can say that. More than 99% of them arrived under the state sponsored colonisation schemes, where they were settled on stolen ethnically cleansed Tamil lands. Stop trying to deliberately distort history like your Karawa heroine Jenali Borukiyanage

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “Sinhalese are the minority in the City of Colombo , the Capital of Srilanka”

      Sinhalese are not only the minority in Colombo, but also in in Southern South Asia, South Asia and the whole world.

      I suggest you shift the capital to the deep, deep, deep South, preferably inside Mahinda’s Aryan Amudey.

      Moving capital to various centres of this island is not unusual. Check your history.

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      “Batalanada Ranil the UNP Elite, Anglican and Vellala Faction leader used these communal riots well to his advantage to form this Yahapalana Government.”

      MY3 became a victim of circumstances. Batalnada and his Anglican cohorts took the advantage and started lay siege on Buddhist-Sinhala people.

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        “”Batalnada and his Anglican cohorts took the advantage and started lay siege on Buddhist-Sinhala people. “”

        can we say while sinhala bondi aluwa was hugging trees and weeping that he was going to lose his babysitter in the outskirts of London?

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    “Wikipedia, the twenty first century’s ‘Bible’ of all things that matter, “

    Pseudo Vishwamithra1984 – the poor armchair bandits bible that can be edited by any jackass.

    A wise man makes his own decisions,
    an ignorant man follows public opinion.

    You have been churning out quite a bit of garbage and put the Bard to disrepute by quoting him.

    In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.”P.P

    The bard never defined anything in all 7 tragedies the body carried it all. he was a simple man of nature and died simply.

    Quote -Forbes: Fear stifles our thinking and actions.”

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    “Racism is a product of the complex interaction in a given society of a race-based worldview with prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination…The ideology underlying racist practices often includes the idea that humans can be subdivided into distinct groups that are different in their social behavior and innate capacities and that can be ranked as inferior or superior”.”

    What do you call it when someone wears a headscarf in public all the time, or even a bedsheet with two holes for the eyes. They are like slaves to a particular ideology/religion. If you ask them, they will say they are protecting their “modesty.” But then you should ask, why don’t the men also cover up, since women are also capable of lust. The ones wearing the scarf or bedsheet don’t understand the men (who make all the rules) are just using them.

    So you see, racism is just one “bad” ideology, there are many different ideologies ready to compete. Which ideology wins the prize for stupid, we would need to have an Olympics for that. Even if people stopped being racist, they would just find another stupid ideology to subscribe to. That’s why Einstein said, : “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

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      “” But then you should ask, why don’t the men also cover up, “”

      Undoubtedly men are ugly and the whole world is their urinal.

      “The ones wearing the scarf or bedsheet don’t understand the men””

      They do like Delilah of Samson and Cleopatra of Mark Antony and the rest that followed. But men don’t listen, because its a man made world for men only.

      The Tulip, white, did for complexion seek;
      And learn’d to interline its cheek,

      ” “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” “- Albert Einstein`

      The highest form of wisdom is kindness. -The Talmud

      NEGROIDS: Lankan issue is Faith and Ethnic NOT racist

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        The real issue is that those who subscribe to these ideologies will never develop talents or other potential. Look at the Saudi Arabian sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel. How can one run a 800 km race wearing a headscarf?

        The Nazis hated Jews, but it was Jews (Einstein & Oppenheimer) who developed the atom bomb for the US. Germany could have won World War 2 with atomic weapons.

        KSA, the Wahhabi capital of the world. Billions of dollars to do what? Mostly spent by the royal family to maintain the haram, build palaces, and buy luxury cars, while importing slave labor from South Asia to sweep the road.

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          Lester:

          The Nazis hated Jews, but it was Jews (Einstein & Oppenheimer) who developed the atom bomb for the US. Germany could have won World War 2 with atomic weapons.

          Dumb talk.

          It is russia and US who Kidnapped Jewish scientists of Nazis.

          the Wahhabi capital of the world. Billions of dollars to do what?

          They fund terrorists.

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            Jim Softly:

            “It is russia and US who Kidnapped Jewish scientists of Nazis.”

            No, Russia & US did not kidnap them. After the Nazis took power, they kicked Jews out of the universities. That is why Einstein went to the US. Hitler was looking for super weapons to win the war. Atom bomb would have done the job; there was nothing close at the time.

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              2 Sausage Party guys,

              16th Hunters Moon , and Lester is ready for Sunday Sil, Monday Kill , Kill the Veddha, Blame the Suddha.

              The great, gooey, bug-eyed monsters playing tiddledywinks, like Peter C Chetty the court house typist promoted to Registrar aren’t you the similar typist working at administration of a university? If not what is your 3rd rated qualification with partial acceptance by UK and commonwealth nations only.You said you belong to Hoole and Nalin de Silva (confirmed bigot)- now you are singing in one voice like Hitler. I could assume you are a close relative of Dead rat, D.H. Sink_A_Lam blood of the jackal.
              Nett result of Dalai Lamas retirement the Monstrous Mice are at play.History is repeating from the days of Chandergupta Maurya as we see in the sculptures of India from east via south to west.(Deccan plateau and south India)
              Aren’t the Neo Naxalites of Asia similar to ISIS in its beginnings?
              (According to a recent study (based on the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion) by The Pew Forum, there are: 487,540,000 Buddhists (7%), of which half live in China.)
              Naxalites Dr. Daya Hewapathirane, estimates of 1.6 billion or 22% of the world’s people live. Counting the under pressure China where it’s respected as a philosophy which brings in the dollars because of maximum statutes. The vast majority of Chinese laugh at it saying Fēngzi (lunatic)- they do not believe in god and are very objective since they have many Chinese philosophers to lean onto eg. Laozi 6th–5th century BC (died 531 BC Zhou Dynasty)

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              Stag night sausage party is lying to keep his pay pack intact,

              ” After the Nazis took power, they kicked Jews out of the universities. That is why Einstein went to the US.”

              In January 1896, with his father’s approval, Einstein renounced his citizenship in the German Kingdom of Württemberg to avoid military service.[26] He studied at Swiss most of his life, while family was at Italy.
              In letters revealed in 2015, Einstein wrote to his early love, Marie Winteler, about his marriage and his still-strong feelings for Marie. In 1910 he wrote to her that “I think of you in heartfelt love every spare minute and am so unhappy as only a man can be” while his wife was pregnant with their second child. Einstein spoke about a “misguided love” and a “missed life” regarding his love for Marie.[41]
              Einstein married Elsa Löwenthal in 1919,[42][43] after having had a personal relationship with her since 1912.[44] She was a first cousin maternally and a second cousin paternally.[44] In 1933, they emigrated to the United States.

              Nazi gold is still at Swiss.

              Ashkenazi

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    “”The real issue is that those who subscribe to these ideologies will never develop talents or other potential.””

    you are trapped in your own synthesized ideology.
    Educate your senses and emotions and look at the world straight face then no man forsake you.
    “” How can one run a 800 km race wearing a headscarf? “

    How did or do the Sherpa’s climb mount Everest without the European (cold as canada or swiss) gear. How do the yogis sit naked at Iceland and Himalayas??

    “The Nazis hated Jews, but it was Jews (Einstein & Oppenheimer) who developed the atom bomb for the US. Germany could have won World War 2 with atomic weapons.”
    Very sorry the Jew workers stole it from the Hitler who was making it So Roosvelt got up. Apollo was Nazi not the Chinese father who Mao took back and made space centre.
    Similarly Dr Manmohan took Dr Ragurajan and pervert Dr Swamy stupid maths quack son of stats all indai shot him over Modi shoulder So Ambani and all Gujaratis could kill into the $330 exchange DR R.R saved for india.

    “”KSA, the Wahhabi capital of the world. Billions of dollars to do what? Mostly spent by the royal family to maintain the haram, build palaces, and buy luxury cars, while importing slave labor from South Asia to sweep the road. “”
    they all do the same. it just a mathematical equation of how much is there and how it comes.

    Wisdom ceases to be wisdom
    when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh,
    and too selfish to seek other than itself.
    -Kahlil Gibran

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      “How did or do the Sherpa’s climb mount Everest without the European (cold as canada or swiss) gear.”

      Sherpas wear plenty of gear. Don’t know what rubbish you’re writing here.

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        they wear less than the Europeans carry more load even today.
        They are born in that climate and are accustomed. So we jokingly say Lama takes a morning walk to the summit of Himalayas.
        Even in the west we see whites walking around with less clothes and swimming in the ponds at Heath 5 am biting winter but come summer -they get cancer of the skin because of over eposure.. Chinese villagers, farmers bath in the rivers at break of dawn with no clothes during winter
        Pity you don’t travel with open mind- like your friends Hoole and Nalin pity you man!It’s your education in fascism that is destroying you.
        Hillary would not have made it. But Hillary meant money. Same India means money to Lanka and exchange of better practice as a starter. No one else can offer a better deal.

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          “they wear less than the Europeans carry more load even today.”

          They wear wool and sheepskin, which is just as thick or thicker than what Europeans wear. So again, what’s your point? The Sherpa is not climbing the mountain barefoot.

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            now you assume that you are a textile technologist?
            do you know the meaning of dupont silk?
            do you know why V secret is qualified in chemical engineering?
            go and meet your match `desert storm` he is on `listen to the people..free medicine`that is what you are paid to do – cannon fodder to defend Israel.
            Sherpa can walk bare footed like our tea estate worjkers have over the years made theirs in mountain goats feet.

            Imagine if one had no imagination what would it be like ? like lester belch and fart on the wrong thread with teh wrong folk. please have a chat with D.S you must enjoy because he is full of hate of Zion like you hate arabs.

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              Hahaha, you don’t even know the difference between running a race & climbing a mountain. They are completely different. Even running a long race vs. a short race is very different, since different muscle groups are used. Keep bending to your friend in the sky, that is the beginning and end of your intelligence.

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                Say HeeHaw 101 times pol buruva.

                “”Keep bending to your friend in the sky, that is the beginning and end of your intelligence. “”

                Lester the waxing gibbous keeps churning out garbage aren’t you seated on ice cream??

                you are used to drinking royal seepage Naxalite alla battala you are not fit to compete in climbing heights or running the marathon.

                The temp that the body can adjust to like a tortoise does – is computational biology not biological computation because thats when you hit the cord.

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                  Slow-twitch vs fast-twitch muscle fibers, google it. Your friend in the Sky was too busy creating a flat earth to teach you basic science. Google was founded by two Jews, what an irony. You would be even more brainless without these people.

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      Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it / No one wants to be defeated / Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight / It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right-
      after war its who is left that matters.

      Union required to tandem posters of insanity. put this arab/Israel conflict to rest as Lanka has suffered from terrorist president Abdel Nasser- Pan_Arab.

      Desert Storm
      October 14, 2016 at 11:17 am This is for all you guys who are working for the Zionist system and to the appeasers of the evil JEWS…. Fake News and the National Security State.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/listen-to-the-people-include-health-as-a-fundamental-right-in-the-new-constitution/comment-page-1/#comment-

      BOTH ARE PROLIFIC WRITERS OF SCORN.WRITING AT TANDEM BUT NEVER MEET Ojalá, Ojalá, Ojalá.

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