21 October, 2020

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Three Churches Attacked On Christmas Eve

“As the world prepared to celebrate Christmas on the 24th evening, three churches in the South of Sri Lanka were attacked by mobs”, says the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL).

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1. The pastor of the Assemblies of God church in Angunukolapalassa was surrounded by a mob of over 300 villagers together with Buddhist monks, demanding he stops all worship services planned for Christmas day. The mob alleged that there was a police complaint made by a Buddhist monk against the pastor’s religious activities. However, the pastor cited his fundamental rights and refused to stop holding services. The pastor was provided police protection from the night of the incident.

2. The same night, the Assemblies of God Church in Hikkaduwa was attacked by a group of unidentified assailants throwing fire crackers into the church premises and into the pastors residence adjoining the church.

3. At approximately at 11.30p.m., another group of unidentified assailants began to hurl stones at the Light House ChurchHikkaduwa. Some minor damage was reported with glass windows being shattered by the stones.

All three pastors have lodged police complaints in the respective area police stations.

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    WHOEVER BEHIND THIS DASTARDLY ACT MUST BE BROUGHT BEFORE JUSTICE, BUT WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR NOTHING OF THAT SORT TAKES IN THE ‘FREE AND JUST’ NATION OF OURS!

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      Giving the foremost place to Buddhism in the Sri Lankan Constitution may seem innocuous to some but it has far reaching consequences to the ethnic harmony. This lopsided clause emboldens that Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinists; their actions are deemed as protecting Buddhism. It is no accident that the police appear powerless; it is rather a well orchestrated and planned events that are been executed. There is more to come.

      The greatest paradox is that, after the demise of the LTTE, the Tamil Hindus will be tolerated better than the Christians and the Muslims!

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        “The greatest paradox is that, after the demise of the LTTE, the Tamil Hindus will be tolerated better than the Christians and the Muslims! “

        Tamils are not tolerated but subjugated and some of their Hindu temples are destroyed and Buddhist temples built instead all over the North-East!

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          Can you tell such Hindu temples destroyed?

          Catholics and Anglicans destroyed Hindu temples. Hindus are able worship during the Dutch Times only. There is a Hindu shrine inside the Army camp of Kilinochchi!

          So, dont try to tell cock and bull stories.

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          Don’t talk nonesence, no Buddhist temple is built on Hindu temple site. Go to Munneswaran or any Hindu temple anywhere in the south, you’ll see that many Sinhala Buddhists participating in pujas offered to hindu gods headed by Tamil kurukals.

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            Stupids don’t know what to worship,

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        Burning_Issue,

        Why don’t you indulge in some time off from Sinhala Buddhist bashing in 2014?

        These attacks are a result of religious intolerance. Therefore should be dealt with by law enforcement at once.

        Having said that religious intolerance is not a Sinhalese Buddhist invention. All nationalities and religions excel in this area. While they perach to others about tolerance.

        Further, Christian extremists, like BBS monkeys, Wahabies or Salafies are no innocent babies themsleves. See what they have done to Uganda in the recent past.

        Did you hear about the latest totally intolerant, anti-homosexual laws passed by the Parliament of Uganda? Extreme Christian fundamentalists from USA have virtually seized Uganda.

        Yes, we must deal with Sinhala Buddhist extremists. But, we must understand that the situation is far more nuanced. And requires complicated solutions.

        Cheers!

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          They are just disgruntled eelamists/their supporters that want to take a stab at anything Sri Lankan hence the Sinhala Hate. Racists gonna hate, unless some unhealthy gene of theirs is taken out.

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          Ben,

          “These attacks are a result of religious intolerance. Therefore should be dealt with by law enforcement at once. “

          Please refine from being childish. You have no clue as to the effect of the Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalism and how the state machinery is burdened by the clause: Buddhism enjoying the foremost place in Sri Lanka. When one sees the correlation between the clause and the activities of the hard line Buddhist with impunity, one needs to wonder as to why there is no police action!

          Have you heard about the issue with the Trinco Buddhist statue and subsequent involvement of the then Chief Justice? You seem to lead a sheltered life and completely incredulous and ignorant about orchestrated programme about the Sinhala Buddhist Chauvinists! If you cannot see through this destructive phenomenon even after so much have happened, you will never see it!

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          Ben,

          ” Did you hear about the latest totally intolerant, anti-homosexual laws passed by the Parliament of Uganda? Extreme Christian fundamentalists from USA have virtually seized Uganda. “

          Moreover, I do not give a toss about what Uganda has done or not done. Sri Lanka once was a beacon of hope for counties such as Uganda! I was commenting on Sri Lanka and what I said was totally relevant and appropriate. If you have a problem me as a Tamil talking about it, you seriously need deal with it; hope you will succeed!

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          There are thousands of religions in the world but the vast majority of the damage through religion has been by Hinduism and Abrahamic religions.

          Christianity was meant to be a rewritting of Judaism to be more tolerant and universal but it got used by Europeans for conquest. In the same vein, Buddhism emerged as a rejection of the racist and exploitative caste system but Sinhala Buddhist establishment have used it for their own ethnic goals.

          I mention the above because I disagree that all religions are on the same level when it comes to intolerance and the impact of their intolerance in the world.

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    IT IS A JOKE: “FREE AND JUST NATION OF OURS”

    WHICH NATION YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT?
    THE NATION COMMITTED WAR CRIMES!
    THE NATION THAT MASSACRED OVER MILLIONS!
    THE NATION THAT IS FAMOUS FOR WHITE VAN!
    THE NATION WHERE JUSTICE IS EVEN DENIED TO CHIEF JUSTICE!
    THE NATION THAT HAS A MILITARY FAMOUS FOR RAPE & DISAPPEARANCES!

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      Ajith,

      You sound like a TRUE PATRIOT of Sri Lanka !

      I do not condone any violence or aggresion against others. I do however understand the frustrations of the majority population of the country when American sponsored religious infiltrators are into unscrupulous activities behind the scenes.

      Let us not forget however that this nation of ours is:

      THE NATION WHERE PEOPLE CAN FREELY WALK THE STREETS WITHOUT FEAR OF BOMBS.
      THE NATION WHERE THE RUTHLESS LTTE TERRORISM HAS BEEN COMPLETELY UPROOTED.
      THE NATION WHERE A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY PEACEFULLY CO-EXISTS, DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

      It is the AMERICANS and the BRITISH who are the WORST HUMAN RIGHTS OFFENDERS on the face of the planet. Which other country has VAPOURISED millions of innocent human beings in Nagasaki & Hiroshima ?
      It is the British who brutalised the whole continent of Africa with the slave trade. The plunderings of these two countries around the world (vietnam, iraq, libiya, afganistan) has brought misery to millions more. Yet for people like you these are the CHAMPIONS of Human Rights. What a Joke !

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        Before the British, it was the Arabs who dealt with slave trade. Stop being a moron and live in the real world. Throughout the history of the world the fittest abused the weakest. This is why many international organisations have been formed in order bring about some sort of balance. Sri Lanka needs to demonstrate and live up to the principles of those accords that she signed. Moreover, the Buddhist doctrine that many harp on about should be adhered to the full and showcase Sri Lanka as a shining light for others to envy. Stop finding excuses and detractions; face up and man up!

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        Dear Hafeeze,

        Why don’t you be a true Srilankan. Why you are talking about Americans and British?
        Why don’t you talk about your people and your rulers. You are interested in majority. We interested in minority.
        You don’t have the fear bombs but we have the fear of white vans.
        LTTE terrorism is uprooted but Rajapakse regime terrorism is rooted firmly destroying churches, temples and mosques. Multicultural society in pieces as the subject of this news is that three churches attacked. Is it the way you practice multiculturalism in your nation.

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        I agree Hafeeze… LTTE and terror activities were sponsored by the Christian churches around the word. Not a single church was attacked by LTTE. Mannar Bisho was once caught smuggling banned items including 9V batteries used for making suicide jackets in a false-bottom of a van during CBK’s presidency. HE was immediately released due to pressure from Colombo bishop. Mainstream media around the world including journos in SL are puppets of Vatican and other Christian sects. We know what American Missionaries did to Chiangmai and Vietnam, proselyting mainly Buddhist populations into Christianity using unethical practices. Christian churches and fundamental islamists are the creators of all the trouble in the world. Not once did SL’s Catholic or any other christian clergy ever condemn LTTE or Prabhakaran, while they denigrated our armed forces that protected our country from the terrorism the very Churches helped fund and promoted. Human rights, my foot!
        British and allied forces bombing Dresden, kinning millions of innocent Germans, how innocent German civilians were killed by Americans and Allied troops of UK and France… Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic fallout… Oh, and by the way, which Church opposed the use of Depleted Uranium Shells to kill thousands of Iraqis and expose them to ionizing radiation for many generations to cause serious illnesses and dwindle their population???? Where was UN to raise that? Navi PIllai, were you on vacation the whole time that happened? Why no resolution against America?? How the Brits killed IRA suspects is another matter…Why is everyone focusing on SL?? Because it still holds out against Western religious invaders to safeguard the world’s only HUMAN teaching that denies existence of creation and existence of a omnipotent god. Pardon my French, but Buddhism is the ONLY teaching over 2600 yrs old, that agrees with reasoning, science, promotes questioning, no dogmas or commandments… A true freedom. No rules.

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          Strawberry,

          What have you been smoking? Whatever it was it twisted your brain and you need a lengthy period of treatment to bring you back to earth!

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          THIS VADHA KILLER HAS FORGOTTEN KOBEKADUWA, JAGATH DIAS, ROSHAN GUNATILAKE, CARDINAL RANJITH, SHIRANTHI RAJAPAKSE…..

          DOGMA; SO WHY WORSHIP STATUES ?
          WHY ARE CHILDREN AT FAULT FOR THEIR SUFFERING (KARMA)??
          WHERE ARE ALL THE NEW SOULS INCARNATING FROM ???

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        @Hafeeze ,Another Mahinda cohort who support corrupt rogue drug barons under a Muslim name shame on you.

    • 7
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      You almost got it Ajith.

      ……

      Then you lost it; completely.

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      Ajith, do not misuse nation. Nation is wonderful with wonderful ordinary people consist of all religious groups, communities, etc. this is the corrupt politicos of our country. or the governing parties and oppotions.
      whatever you said belong to them not o innocent people or the sri lankan nations.

  • 25
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    They are Singhala ravaya/BBS group. There is no law if these basterd are not stopped

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    What a shame ,, where do we go from here ?

    what price will this insanity cost Sri Lanka? cant people sit down and have a discussion over ? even after 30 years of bloody war ,Tsunami and the eradication of terrorism nothing seem to have changed ,I honestly want to tell the people who can afford or have the connections and meas just leave sri Lanka for the moment take your children with you and go , or send them away ,before they become mentally effected , I am now more than convinced that Burma terrorism is engulfing the entire south Asian Buddhist countries and Buddhist living in none Buddhism countries .

    No hope , I may have to eat my own words ,,, at this rate it would be extremely stupid to keep our Kids here., disastrous not just Minorities even the right minded families of the majority should send their kids out at least for a while, until we really see true reform, to be blunt we need to see His Excellency use his executive powers and with an iron fist put an end to this religious intolerance once and for all.

    Keeping religion and politics poles apart will be the one and only way to build Sri Lanka and move forward, clergy of all religions should be barred from interfering in political affairs of the country, the very clergy who are suppose to foster peace and love between people no matter from which religion , acts to spread hate must be brought to justice ..

    Our Constitution needs to be changed, we need a Secular Sri lanka ,Like Malaysia.. Now or never.

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    all the chin gala [Edited out]

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    And MR & Co get all worked up when other countries criticize the government’s inaction in failing to prosecute those who commit these crimes. And MR will tell the whole world what a wonderful functioning democracy SL is under his dispensation!

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    Was there any comments by BBS Rep on christmas eve?

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    Gotabhaya is very powerful indeed. He can do many things with remote control and still be a darling of the Mahavamsa crowd. History of strong leaders will be repeated and who knows the aftermath.

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    Christians amongst us who have been good citizens – and those who voluntarily wish to join their own preferred Churches – should not only have their rights to do so it is the Duty of the Government (Police, in particular) to ensure their
    constitutional guarantees are meaningfully upheld. Everything should be done to discourage violence and disorderly act by bigots from the other side
    to force them into submission in the performance of their religious beliefs and rights. In recent times, Sri Lanka has gained an appalling reputation for religious intolerance – that certainly does not enhance the reputation of the Rajapakses in good governance. Impunity continues to rule – often with surreptitious support from some sections of the ruling hierarchy. The country is rapidly gaining a bad reputation as her place in the different recognised Global Indexes for good governance and society continues to slide. Just to simplistically deny them or callously laugh at them is not the way to go about if the State wishes to be identified as democratic and responsible in the community of nations.

    Senguttuvan

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    These are all NGO funded western mafia churches preaching bad things.

    Only true Islam can save misled Christians. Believe in Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) not in a minor prophet like Jesus.

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      You [Edited out] , change your name into Thatta Soma, or Omalpe Sobitha…[Edited out] who comes in 80’s 90’s Hindi Films…..

      You dumb therawada [Edited out] just by selecting a name of a Moslem will not help you to hide. Everyone knows you are a BBS/UPFA [Edited out]

      YOU ARE FOOLING ONLY YOURSELF…..

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        Evangelical christinism is all about marketing JesUS to earn money perhaps sending security related information to mother country too.

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          “|”sending security related informatio”|”

          Oh yeah Bestiality Sinhala Buddhist is manufacturing a pungent bomb??
          Ha ha ha.

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          ‘People who prefer to believe the worst of others will breed war and religious persecutions while the world lasts.’-Dorothy Sayers –

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      Please, give us some credit for being able to think for ourselves. You can keep your total faith in the Prophet but try to understand – if you can – that no one religion can lay claim to an exclusive knowledge of the truth. And, by the way, the article is about the attacks on some Christian places of worship – not about the validity/non validity of Christian beliefs. It will help if you can stick to the topic

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      u seems to be a alquida jihadist

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      Sure, thats what you guys want ultimately to see another islamic nation, rigth??

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      They are already knocking at your doors and knocked down some Mosques. Wakie! Wakie!!

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      Fatima. For your info Mohammed stole from Judaism and Christianity to form a religion called Islam. He forced people into his religion by the sword. The Jesus message is about love for all humanity. Jesus wasn’t a prophet but the saviour

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      Fatshitma is a bloody joker

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      ‘ A lie would have no sense unless the TRUTH were felt dangerous’-

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      There you go again with your deception trying to act all Muslim when those familiar with your schtick know you are just a Sinhalese trying to kiss Muslim ass and or pass himself off as Muslim.

      Instead of wasting time here, go to Saudi and kiss Arab ass since you like kissing Muslim ass.

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    God save the King

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    Bloody Bitch Fukshima will you stop bitching and use your and stop abusing a name sacred to Muslims as well as Christians although they may be two different personalizes both a sacred and extremely saintly ladies, we know why sick bitches like you use such names so we can not hit you back , you bitch..

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    I bet these Buddhists wouldn’t dream of pulling something like this in an area with more Christians like Moratuwa, Negombo or Vennappuwa.

    They are like the “men” who frequently beat up their helpless wives but are scared sheit to stand up to another MAN. These people frequently become monks if they are not able be politicians. The rest who cannot even become a monk turn into side-kicks to carry bowls and umbrellas, like Dilantha Vithanage. These people are all gangster when they have a bunch of puffed up steroid monkeys around them but are like little girls when they are by themselves. I passionately hate people like them.

    I suspect that by the time Martin Niemöller appears with Jesus to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith it would be too late for “his flock”.

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      KATMAI, Wether it is Moratuwa or any other places it doesn’t matter. These Evangelical sects like muslims erect prayer stations every nook and corner in this country. This is a international conspiracy against buddhism funded by western countries. And this trend must stop somehow. If the government stay deaf and dumb and the Buddha Sasana minister is nothing but a weaken puppet,true buddhist’s has nothing else to do but attack. Otherwise this country going to be only christian and muslim people living country before very long. Buddhists and Hindus have to convert to either christianity or muslim. So anybody[villager’s,BBS or Ravana Balaya] I really appreciate it and request to continue these attacks.

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        Hey man, all these different religions are a way to get suckers to part ways with their hard earned money. Show me one religions that doesn’t end with the punch line “give us your money”. You guys are jealous with Christians and Muslims because they are taking all your idiots.

        Face it man, Muslims are a hell of a lot better than you and Christians are the best at it. Buddhists had not caused any major wars in the world because you guys are not very good at convincing enough idiots to go kill each other. So, if you are wise (yeah, I know it is an oxymoron), you will realize what you are dealing with and what your capabilities are.

        So be careful what you wish for; when BBS and RB becomes a big enough nuisance Muslims and/or Christians might turn up the heat and hope you guys will not start crying like pussies then.

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          KATMAI, I am living in a christian country and I know what they say about church. Most people never going to church because they[Father’s or Priest’s] ask 10%-20% of your earnings for them. The people asking WTF we give our hard earn money to church? Only the people who came to this country from other countries[mostly from Asian countries like Koreans, some Vietnamese,Philiphinoes ] going to church. Why because church wants these poor countries people to propagate Christianity in their countries.

          Muslim’s or Christians cannot scare us. The day is not far to learn a good lesson from us. Wait for it.

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          Muslims are quite sly in gaining converts; they promise money and food to poor Sinhalese and Tamils to swell the Muslim ranks.

          Vast majority of Lankan Muslims are Tamil and Sinhala stock but these idiots act like they are Arabs, worshiping and Arab and the culture of Arabs, even though Arab treat them like poop. The poor masses are soo easily brainwashed to forget their heirtage and work against their own roots.

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      hey read the history. u living in SL not a Europe country.
      respect our country that means majority Buddhism.

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        Is that the history where some lion knocked up a woman wandering in the woods and after some incest you guys were born with enough memory power to remember only two weeks worth of the past and an intense liking for Kawum and very slow on the uptake?

        Yeah, you guys are up there with the bunch that believe in Adam and Eve story with some incest in it too (what’s with these fanatics and incest?). All Powerful God just overlooked that small detail about genetic diversity, I guess.

        Hey you idiots can kill each other, for all I care, and may be do a great service to the gene pool of the human race.

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        “|”respect our country”|”

        Ha ha ha , Free education fuckshit.

        Reality; all laws are worth only the piece of paper they are written on.

        Authority is might!

        bihari bandit go wash that ancestral amude that you borrowed from the veddha to look civilised in 1505. Burro (spanish for donkey, Vaduro!)

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    This is indeed bad sign for the country as a whole. every person has all the right to worship and follow his/her religion. The Government must take every measure to safeguard the places of Worship. Christians in Sri Lanka had never sought wrong ways for worship, and in all circumstances it had been very patient as this is not the first time a church have been mobbed or attacked. All what I feel is that the Government will do nothing about it, since it want to be in power under any cause and they cannot raise any objections against the Majority Buddhist. GOD Will at his right time punish all those who got involved in this unacceptable act and once again it is a reminder of the Tsunami that caused havoc in those very same area’s. Our people forget their past so soon.

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      whining idiot don’t take a small incident and blow things out of proportion. Even the seemingly inaccurate article says that police protection is given to the subjected NGO pastor.

      What makes you come into sweeping assumptions that the state/police is not doing anything or majority of Buddhists want to attack your NGO backed fundamentalist pastors?

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    Katmai : pls get your facts straight. Moratuwa is no longer a christian majority area. Buddhism was returned to its rightful place by many whom i personally know, including my father in the early 1990s.. Not necessarily through guns and bombs even though we had to face them when moratuwa, rawatawatta, lunawa and panadura was a christian majority area.
    Dont talk what you dont know “fangulo” about !

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      Senaratne: pls get your reading comprehension straight. I didn’t say Moratuwa had a majority of Christians. Ha ha ha… I knew there was bound to be at least a few dim bulbs to miss that one.

      After you are done with wanking yourself to the thoughts of what great Buddhists you and your father are may be you’ll get that rare brain spark towards the point I made; which is cowardice of the attackers. Good luck with that, I sincerely hope you’ll get the point at least a few more days.

      So what keeps you Buddhists from killing all the Christians, Muslims and Hindus and get it all over with? What’s the point in destroying a bunch of inanimate objects. You guys are like a coward husband that breaks pots and pans in his own house because he is too scared to deal with the neighbor?

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      WHEN WILL THE RIGHTFUL PRE-BUDDIST NATIVE RELIGION RETURN ???

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    iam a Christian,but I do say Christian churches are not attacked. assembly of god and many many sects,are nothing but terrorists.their aim, ofcourse funded by America,is to propagate americasam.america America the biggest terror country in this world,should be condemmed.they will fail,their power is sinking,and that is good for the world. ranjit demel berlin colombo

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      Thanks for trying to counter these obvious anti-Sri Lankan liers. Yes we have our share of nut-heads like BBS in Sri Lanka but overall Sri Lanka is a safe place for different religious followers and Catholics are perfectly fine practicing their religion here.

      The only tension is between Buddhist nationalists vs extremist Muslims and aggressive Christian sects.

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      You are delusing yourself if you think American power is sinking. There is no other nations that is as powerfull as the US. Don’t expect China to to become supreme power anytime soon as they lack the inventiveness and creativity of the US, which is why they are always copying from the West.

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    since 1505 (after Christian invade our culture),gradually they have converted our innocent honest people into Christianity by giving food and cheating in many ways. nobody have right to harm to anybody’s culture or civilization. still they are doing that harm to our Buddhist culture.So we have pure right to stop them and against them.
    Human right should stop those Christian groups who are funding from Europe.

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      Our God Jesus Christ, asks us to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.. He didn’t say to do good only to those who acknowledge Him as God, but to all.. even those who do evil to us and persecute us..Because He is our Creator and loves everyone.

      “If your enemy is hungry feed him, if he is thirsty give him a drink..”

      Any kindness done is out of deep gratitude to our God and Savior,

      for all He is to us.

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      Arabs merhcants did the same thing, converted Sinhalese and Tamil poor to Islam so that they could gradually dominate . Ofcourse all these Lankan Muslims are treated like dirt in Arab countries . If the Arabs did not convert Tamils and Sinhala, their numbers in Sri Lanka would be insignificant and consequently they would have no influence. So to push their culture, they brainwashed the poor Lankan masses.

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    this is due to unethical,uneducated monk act like animal.

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    wish you a happy and victorious new year BBS

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    Evangicals are a big threat to catholism and are out to brakup the church who are backed bt cia, thesw guys should be driven out of Sri Lanka without such attacks

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    And the SLG want Pope to come to wash their sins off. What a joke this country is not going to prosper unless this impunity is not arrested. Not a single conviction for any of the attacks on minority.

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      Would like to add 2 mosque were also attacked in past few days with special assistant from law enforcement authorities. What a way to welcome 2014.

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        so sad.

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      whining idiot don’t take tension between different extremist factions and try to paint a picture that minorities are under attack here.

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        “|” tension between different extremist factions “|2

        Failed State Posture!

        The great strength of the totalitarian state is that

        it forces those who fear it to imitate it.–Adolf Hitler

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        Liberal,

        Please face up and man up to the reality in Sri Lanka. The Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony has a freehand with impunity; if you do not open your eyes and collectively deal with this phenomenon, it will be too late deal with it later like in the case of Pakistan!

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    fake christian go around every whear… sinhala budhist extrimist in colombo just wating right time to full attack on normal catholic in sri lanka.today we have only world class fathers but no have like father marsalin jayakode.day by day cherch become enamy of sinhala budhist.

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    In place of these destroyed churches, mosques should be built.

    Then everyone will be happy.

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      ¬In place of these destroyed churches, mosques should be built.¬

      Tatte Motte Outoman fatshima fuckimam .

      The new build would stink to high heavens!

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    1. Sri Lanka is not a Buddhist country spiritually. It is a buddhist country only culturally. Just as US is not a christian country spiritually but only culturally.

    2. Given the above, minority religions should not disrespect majority religions by saying that believers in majority religions are damned to hell unless they convert to minority religions. This is what is being preached in minority religions (both islam and evangelical christian groups). Violence directed at minority groups then become inevitable.

    3. Minority religions must be grateful that they have freedom to pursue their religions in private without disrespecting majority religions.

    4. Much of the religious strife between religious groups has to do with minority groups not respecting majority, by preaching offensive dogmas disrespecting majority groups.

    5. If minority groups believe theirs is the only way to ‘heaven,’ then keep that belief to themselves out of respect for majority, or expect the danger of retaliation. All human beings want to be respected. Including majority communities. Many times attacks against churches, mosques are provoked by latters unbecoming conduct.

    6. People must learn to respect each other 1st ahead of following religious doctrine. Latter is the way to peace and harmony, and attaining higher consciousness in society, something all the religions have failed to do.

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      Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
      I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of
      a sleepwalker.–Adolf Hitler

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        Couldn’t agree more! Must have been worlds greatest sleep walker! (bet some of his far wiser generals would agree he was seriously sleep walking by ignoring their advice causing Germany’s complete ruin and utter defeat). Providence has shown what happened to Hitler’s strong sense of assurance while so sleep walking: Suicide like a true coward in the safety of his bunker at the crumbling of his empire. Didn’t have the guts to face the music after the war like he forced his citizens (far more courageous) to do. Same for Saddam (hope for Pan Arab empire ending at the end of a noose), Mussolini (hung like a pigs carcass), Polpot, IdiAmin (old fool hustling prostitutes in S. Arabia) ……….. those who deny humanitarian views do so at their own peril/karma, for our consciousness is all connected (we all feel pain/hurt). Its the delusions of human ego and resulting tunnel vision that create sense of separation/superiority.

        Note: Consciousness (feeling/experiencing part of people) being connected does not mean all people have same degree of awareness/intelligence (part of mind, not consciousness), talent etc. Consciousness slowly evolves in individuals over time.

        If you cause pain/hurt to other people, expect to receive pain/hurt in kind (in time). Strive to make people feel good, expect to feel good in return. Law of karma.

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    attacking any religious place is bad , bust stop converting Buddhists to Christianity by using their hunger, that’s where the problem is .

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    Buddism is turning out to be a curse on this country. What have the sinhalese really done for this country? You may proudly say that you won the war but at what cost? And why was there even a war in the first place?? You sinhese started this war out of hatred for anything thats not sinhalese! And what have your sinhalese rulers done to this country since independence? All your political and religious leaders have done so far is spill unimaginable amounts of blood and corrupting this country into a undisciplined monkey cage. And the paradox here is that the sinhalese masses keep falling for the same old cheap tricks over and over again! Gosh man have some intelligence for a change! What did christians/muslims ever do to you? Is it a crime to follow our respective religions properly? Is it a crime that our religious leaders arnt as Corrupt as yours? Is it a crime that the followers of these respective religions follow them better? Just know that these religions are only filling in a gap that your corrupt religion and society couldnt fill in.

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      Dear hurt citizen,

      You raised some valid points I thought i should answer:

      “What have the sinhalese really done for this country? You may proudly say that you won the war but at what cost? And why was there even a war in the first place?”

      Think of the alternative. Prabhakaran in power, continuing war, child soldiers, suicide bombers…now all thats come to an end for the 1st time in 35 years. Go to liveleak.com and search for some of the photos on LTTE suicide bombing victims and you’ll see what hell existed in SL.

      “You sinhese started this war out of hatred for anything thats not sinhalese! And what have your sinhalese rulers done to this country since independence?”

      The genesis of this whole issue can be traced to the British who brought tamils in from india to manage their estates and other interests. The tamils were elevated to superior positions and the sinhalese were looked down upon and held down. Naturally after independence the sinhalese were eager to turn the tables. Same thing happened in Rwanda, Yugoslavia, s. africa and many other countries. Not a good idea to look down on majority populations with contempt when one is a minority. Similar thing happend to jews in europe. When people dont feel respected they rebel. Hence the endless conflicts in the world.

      “All your political and religious leaders have done so far is spill unimaginable amounts of blood and corrupting this country into a undisciplined monkey cage.”

      Despite grievances still existing in SL (as in most countries) among all communities, there is progress compared to the past. But I agree there is always room for improvement. An undisciplined monkey cage is more like Somalia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan. Look at yourself. Are you able to practice your religion in your town freely? I know many of my christian friends do so without incident in Colombo/Kandy/Galle…. Not good to generalize catastrophe for the whole country when problems are occurring in certain selected locales.

      “And the paradox here is that the sinhalese masses keep falling for the same old cheap tricks over and over again! Gosh man have some intelligence for a change!”

      And do what? One can only vote for those who are running for office. Though far from perfect, at least this gov. got rid of the curse of Prabhakaran, something all the others failed to do. Ideally of course sinhalese should not have discriminated against tamils in the 50s after independance. But that was a response to what the tamils did during British Raj. Every action has its consequence unfortunately, especially among people of lower consciousness who are trapped in cycles of hurt/fear.

      “What did christians/muslims ever do to you? Is it a crime to follow our respective religions properly?”

      Properly no. But many of these pastors insult people of other religions saying they are damned for not believing in Jesus instead of keeping that belief to themselves. Even Jesus never talked like that to the Romans. They get to practice their religion in a majority buddhist country while insulting the majority. The people of lower consciousness then naturally react within the buddhist culture.

      I know of a SL pastor who was getting their followers to destroy their former religious icons and then burn them in the garage. Pastor eventually stopped this practice after understandably getting death threats from anonymous Muslims, Buddhists, and Catholics.

      What a way to show respect to your host buddhist country by disrespecting other religions icons.

      “Is it a crime that our religious leaders arnt as Corrupt as yours?”

      Maybe true in SL? But tell that to the numerous victims of child sexual abuse in christian churches by christian pastors and priests all over the world. Minority religions tend to be less corrupt because, well they are still a minority and lack power. Go to a country where the majority is christian/muslim and you will see ample corruptions. It is power that corrupts, even within small circles.

      Also dont ignore the past history of Christianity which has carried the most blood in its history probably of any religion. The wars between catholics vs. protestants in europe for centuries (driving europeans to flee to america for religious freedom), the portuguese invasion of colonies including massacring buddhist masses in SL, and currently the hate instigated and directed toward gay people in Nigeria by christian evangelicals from the US. So much for Jesus’ love.

      “Is it a crime that the followers of these respective religions follow them better?”

      Not true. There are many wonderful buddhists in SL like there are christians and muslims. Infact most are peace loving upright people. It is always the noisy few who cause trouble in society.

      Avoid generalizations because they create a victim mentality of negative energy that turns into a destructive dillusionary vortex in the mind. If generalizing, also then try to notice the many many exceptions. Latter is important for mental health by seeing reality.

      “Just know that these religions are only filling in a gap that your corrupt religion and society couldnt fill in.”

      Most countries have minority religions. That is because people are attracted to different things like different tastes in music for e.g. SL is still a majority buddhist country, which means Christianity is failing to fill that gap.

      Also realize that in majority religion countries, it is normal for many people to take the main religion for granted and view minority religions as special. In europe today the christian church is finding it extremely difficult to grow. Majority europeans view christianity with scorn the same way you may view the buddhists. Only places christianity is growing is among poor countries like S. america, Africa and Asia. That is because foreign churches go to these poor places and provide resources that the governments fail to do. The churches also take advantage of people’s lack of education and brain wash them like they are doing in poor Nigerian communities against the gays who struggle to survive in those poor communities.

      Religion has always been about money, status and power. Christianity is no exception. Real spirituality is of a different order. Good luck on your journey.

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    Uneducated people who do not know what Buddhism is, are attaching other religious institutions. May be BB is behind these attacks

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    None of these acts can prevent the word of God being preached more and more non Christians are hungry for the word of God.

    You can damage a church but you can not damage a believers heart. May the good God show his kindness to those involved in the attacks.

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    Evangelical christianism is all about exploiting STUPID devotees and suck every penny from their pockets.

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    The heading says 3 churches were attacked but,
    1) On first instance it was only an argument between a NGO funded pastor and a thug in robes and his followers. No attack.
    2) On second instance it was throwing fire crackers, a disturbance of peace but hardly an attack.
    3) Only the third instance can be classified as an attack.

    Even the photo used in the article must be from another incidence bc the report says only about shattered glasses. See how desperate these anti-sri lankan hate mongers are?

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      Denial and ignorance from morons like you is the reason why perception about this country is getting worst. Instead of denying accept that we have a problem only then we can find solutions!

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        How about some real facts without your baseless anti sri lankan hate? The article itself is contracting bc 2 out of 3 incidents are not any attacks on churches. Do you want us to believe everything your hate mongers spread and hide our heads while you spread lies about our country?

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          “|”while you spread lies about our country??”|”

          Sinhala Hate Buddhist the world dislikes you if not it would have bombed you 4 years ago.

          Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.–Adolf Hitler

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