23 October, 2020

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Thugs In Saffron Robes And GR’s ATF

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

The rapid erosion of that historic image of Sri Lanka, as peaceful, beautiful, resourceful and tolerant multiethnic and multicultural island may said to have reached its nadir when thugs in saffron robes are allowed to roam around the country as Buddhist priests slapping priests from other faiths and beating and locking up government officers, while law enforcers, perhaps afraid of reprimand from the Sangha and or the President, were they to arrest such thugs, remain just onlookers. The most shocking incident of this lawlessness and thuggery by a thuggish priest comes from Batticaloa, where the foul mouthed Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera of the town’s Mangalarama Vihara was caught in camera this year in January slapping a Christian priest in public. The same thuggish priest, a few days ago, was reported to have beaten and locked up in a shed three officers, two Tamils and a Sinhalese, from the Government Archaeological Department for allegedly bulldozing and levelling a ground earmarked for archaeological excavation. Even before him there was that notorious Rev. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who, during the Yahapalana government, ignored a court order and went on to desecrate a Hindu temple in Mullaitivu by cremating in its precinct the body of a dead monk.  Are these monks tolerated by Sangha hierocracy?  

The first incident involving Sumanarathana took place just over a month after Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR) became President. GR’s victory was indeed the product of a vitriolic political campaign filled with ethno-religious emotions led by an army of Buddhist hardliners among whom were demagogues like Sumanarathana and his ilk. They saw in GR the reincarnation of Mahavamsa-famed young King Dutugemunu, who defeated the elderly Tamil King Elara, in a one-to-one combat. They also saw in GR an emerging architect of a future Theravada Buddhist state in Sri Lanka. The slapping incident was, in a sense, an expression of confidence after GR’s victory that under his rule those in saffron robes would be above law. The second incident comes in the wake of GR’s appointment of a fifteen-member (all Buddhists including five monks) Archaeological Task Force (ATF) to excavate, manage and protect ancient Buddhist ruins (not all ruins) particularly in the Eastern Province. Coincidently, this incident also took place on the eve of GR becoming a supreme leader with unrestricted powers bestowed upon him by an amended constitution. With the support of some opportunistic Tamil and Muslim MPs GR’s elevation to omnipotence is fait accompli. 

If one looks closely at (a) the political manoeuvres in the parliament to get the proposed amendments passed, (b) the ethnic simmering in the East rekindled by provocative actions by the ATF, (c) thuggish behaviour of backyard monks, and (d) President’s appeal to UN to “place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states”, one could see the overall picture of how GR and his dynasty are consolidating their power and the direction in which the country is moving. An authoritarian presidential rule without legislative and judicial checks and balances, which will eventually remove in substance though not in words the country’s liberal democratic heritage, norms and values, and the deterioration of the respectful image of a historic Buddhist institution, the Sangha, because of the unruly behaviour of some men clad in saffron robes, and GR’s audacity to ask UN to leave him alone to act as he likes fit, is a recipe for national disaster.     

From another angle, it appears that GR desires the assistance of hardline monks to keep communal tensions alive so that he could continue enjoying the support of the Sinhala Buddhist majority. This explains why when one clergy member of the ATF decided to take law into his own hands and threatened to arrest Tamil farmers of Thiriyai in Trincomelee District, who wanted to enter their land to start cultivation, but which the monk had earmarked for excavation, GR and his government took no action at all, as they did in a number of previous cases affecting Muslims. Similarly, one can expect that no action would be taken against the monk in Batticaloa, even though the court has issued an arrest warrant against him, because in GR’s calculation, harder the Tamils are hit greater would be the support from majority Sinhalese. Of course, any open rebellion or violent protest by Tamils and Muslims would be put down by the tri-forces mercilessly and with no accountability.

Given the current disarray within the main opposition parties, UNP, SLFP, SJB and JVP, GR and his Rajapaksa dynasty hope to sail smoothly with the President’s promise to deliver “prosperity and splendour” in a “secure, disciplined, virtuous and lawful” society.  However, there is one enemy, the economy, that could prove menacingly sticky, refusing to move forward and sabotaging the president’s dream.

No country in the world and no economist of some international repute would dare to predict that the pandemic generated recession would disappear and growth would resume at least to reach its pre-Covid-19 level before the next two to three years, barring a third wave of Covid-19. There is no way that Sri Lanka could prove an exception to this global pessimism. The budget to be presented next month to a post office parliament could be the harbinger of economic difficulties to come. 

No doubt, the budget will have all sorts of promises wrapped in great optimism and they would be structured on methodically calculated estimations based on purposely selected statistical data. The greatest challenge facing the treasurer is to raise government revenue through taxes. A greater share of that revenue has to come from direct and not indirect taxes. Will the government dare raise personal and company tax rates without affecting local investors and sending wrong signal to foreign investors? 

There is no doubt, that with the overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives, that budget will be passed, and one wonders whether any member from the opposition would have the calibre of legendary N. M. Perera to present a critical evaluation of that important document. However, the reality of the budget will be reflected not in the parliament but in the market and households where consumers would be forced to tighten their belt in order to survive. With worsening levels of poverty caused by chronic unemployment, falling personal income and steep rise in cost of living, economic disparity will widen further. In short, the economy will be the catalyst to convince the majority that Buddhism, and for that matter religion and religious demagoguery is no solution to the nation’s malaise. Will the opposition unite and get ready to rally the masses behind them and fight the regime on economic front? Does it have an alternative path for redemption? 

It is to confront such nasty turn of events that GR and his dynasty need the services of roguish monks to keep the communal candle burning. The ethnic issue will not be resolved, and the ATF is therefore an intentionally designed instrument planted in the East to save the regime in times of desperation.  

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  • 69
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    If he tried to slap me I would have slapped him back before he did that to me in self protection. Its time the Govt officers protect themselves as the Police under this Govt is scared to take action against the Buddhist Monks who are thugs.

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      This circus of this abusive monk is more or less like an annual drama serie. Can anybody of you please add any links to see, what had this monk beeing doing at the time the CIVIL war was at its heights ? Did you guys ever hear from his ” so called ultral patirotism ” at that time ?

      Nodoubt, the kind of monk incl that mad dog in BBS should be put in jail with heavy punishments because these men hidden in robes have proved to be ultra hypocrites. They are part of any religions. So is the case also with Srilankan buddhagama (which is not really buddhism as taught by Lord buddha, but a JATHAKA story based srilanken buddhagama).

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        Ven. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero’s continuous struggle to protect Buddhist heritage is legendary.
        The issue is the destruction of archaeological lands.
        An archaeological assessment is a must before distributing lands.
        When the Archaeology Department is in deep slumber, what else the Thero can do?
        The Defence Secretary, who heads the Archaeology Task Force, is busy killing people and animals.
        There were two mysterious deaths involving two English journalists and some other deaths.
        Nine leopards have been killed each month this year by trapping in snares.
        The ninth symbolic killing; the death of a tigress (leopardess) with three precise shots on the head, is not done by an ordinary farmer or an estate labourer, but a marksman.
        Military is in all time low discipline with military fathers who are in active service, raping their own underage daughters and sons at home. Within the last 8 weeks, there were 4 such new incidents involving 9 children aged between 5 to 13, and one case dragged since 2008, along with an acid attack on his young wife by a military husband.
        The 20A, granting unprecedented powers to a Military President will place our women, children and ordinary citizens in the hands of aggressive military maniacs.
        The 20A will DIMINISH ALL HOPES of a civilized, civil rule in Sri Lanka.

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          Hey, Sinhala_Man
          You may notice some grammatical mistakes as I don’t have a habit of proofreading my comments and I deleted a few words here and there in order to stay within the word limit.
          For example; paragraph 6 and 7 should be corrected as follows:
          (1). “Within the last 8 weeks, there were 4 such new incidents involving 9 children aged between 5 and 13, and one case which was introduced in 2008 was recently closed. In addition, there was an acid attack on a young woman by her military husband.”
          (2). “The 20A, which grants unprecedented powers to the Military President, will place our women, children and other innocent civilians in the hands of aggressive military maniacs.”

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            Chsmpa,
            “Military is in all time low discipline with military fathers who are in active service, raping their own underage daughters and sons at home”
            How startling! Or is it? If someone like you can see that the “ranaviruwo” are indisciplined, perhaps there is something to the tales from the North ?
            Anyway, be careful what you say in public.

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              Old,
              .
              You have a good point

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              old dodger
              Why would I be careful? I am an independent writer who is sick of gender discrimination, male dominance and the law in favour of them.
              All the cases I mentioned against military fathers were in public domain.
              When reporting these 5 court cases, some media were not dared enough to mention who the rapists were. But some did. Covering up of any crime is an encouragement to culprits.
              I am sick of rapists, including military rapists, who molested their own children, being released on bail. One school girl refused to go home. I don’t know where she is now. In one military family, all the 4-underage children, 3 girls and one boy, have been raped for some time. In another, 3-underage girls. I don’t know where the culprits are. Going by the “trend”, they may have been released on bail.
              There were other old cases where rapists were given suspended jail terms or lenient punishments.
              For over 5years, I have been writing against women and children being raped and rapists abusing the legal system via high paid lawyers and error of judgement.
              I don’t see any reason to favour military rapists and not write about them.
              Before disciplining the country, the Military President and his Military Defence Secretary should discipline their military.

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                My dear Champi,

                in other words, you are against POHOTTUWA …. because all what you catergorized above are filled in POHOTTUWA than anywhere else.

                am sick of rapists, including military rapists, who molested their own children, being released on bail. One school girl refused to go home. I don’t know where she is now. In one military family, all the 4-underage children, 3 girls and one boy, have been raped for some time. In another, 3-underage girls. I don’t know where the culprits are. Going by the “trend”, they may have been released on bail.

                The 20th Amendment Bill – Lest We Forget

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                Champa,
                Why should you be careful, you ask?
                “The Defence Secretary, who heads the Archaeology Task Force, is busy killing people and animals.
                There were two mysterious deaths involving two English journalists and some other deaths.”
                You answered the question yourself. I would add the many alleged criminals dying in police custody.

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                  old codger
                  It is he who should be careful, not I.

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                  Old@Why u make roundabouts? We perfectly know so called Ranawirueos are mlechcha so as Rajapakshes themselves. Entire world is watching at us today. Jamal khashogi murder style crimes ll be more in next few years. Wait and see. ???????

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                    Leela,
                    “Old@Why u make roundabouts?”
                    Let’s say I prefer not to be thrown out of a helicopter.

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              Hi, Champa, the admirable.
              .
              Many things I must say to you, although I don’t agree with you on many issues.
              .
              You have an enviable command of Language. Will say more when I’m at my computer.
              .
              Panini

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          Champa

          Thanks for your comment. Anyone with some sanity would not disagree with you.

          “The 20A will DIMINISH ALL HOPES of a civilized, civil rule in Sri Lanka”

          entirely the truth. But people are kept away in dark regarding the danger of 20A.
          :
          Why do SOCIAL media stay silent in this regard ?

          Why do so called POWERFUL buddhgama monks stay mum no different to the MERCY COWS at Kelaniya Temple today ?

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      Need of the hour-

      A separate court for increasing crimes being perpetrated by Saffron clad monks.

      They should be given jail session as is the case being practised in Thailand or some other buddhist countries.

      This monk and his thuggish behaviour is not tamed by any govt sofar. He needs a therapy. Keeping the bugger out of SRILANKEN temple buddhism is timeworthy.

      Public servants may make mistakes, but going by investigations, they could clear the issues, without the VIOLENT mediation of this abusive monk.

      The FILTHY language is being used by MANGALARAMAYA thug monk – similar to that of Eagle Eye and the like men that hate srilanken minority people.

      We must not give any chance to GROW racism in this torn nation.

    • 26
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      S. C. Passqual

      Who let the dog out?
      Who let the dogs out
      Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
      Who let the dogs out
      Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
      Who let the dogs out
      Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
      Who let the dogs out
      The party was nice the party was pumping
      Ah yepee ah yo
      And everybody having a ball
      Yepee ah yo
      And tell the fellas stop the name callin’
      Yepee ah yo
      …..
      ……

      Baha Men

      S. C. Passqual
      I suppose now you know the difference between a decent human being and a saffron clad thug.
      Yesterday the thugs unacceptable behaviour was raised in the parliament by an MP from the East. There was another white Aryan Amude wearing thug intervened and barked the Tamil MP was denigrating Buddhism. Another white Aryan Amude wearing thug intervened and barked this ia Sinhala/Buddhist country.

      Where did the assh**les get the idea?

      Seriously sad cases.

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        Dear Native,

        Perhaps you migh have the postal address of SCP ? Only Amarasiri had it then, but he is no longer a regular commenter to CT.

        We are planning to post SCP a ” few kgs of EUROEPAN punnaku”: Some ethonolgists known to me recommended me to help him.
        .
        I think WE COULD DO A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS by importing good kind of PUNNAKU from KIWI land.

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        NV,
        “who let the dog out” That silver tongue whom they are commemorating today.

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      Mr Buddhist,
      .
      Last time while visiting my relatives, I happened to go and see FISH MARKET in Galle and also in Negambo.
      :
      Those men that cut FISH into pieces and sold them to the customers had their on sinhala filthy langague. That is also known to the locals. They are used to serve anyone with their own Kunuharupa language. Likewise, this mlechcha monk (acutally another thug hidden behind SANGA CONSTUME) does not care much about anyone… but as a teenager would go amok, he performs his ANNUAL drama episodes.

      To our surprise, GOTA the man who promised the nation a greater change, stays today mum so as his predecessors were. Mahinda Rajaakshes is so quiet as a defeated dog makes every efforts in hiding his tail behind the rear legs. This is the current day situation in this country. PEOPLE ARE TOO LATE actually.

    • 23
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      Buddhist1

      The government is too busy conning, looting, killing, ….. people.
      Sarath Weerasekera is worried about 13th Amendment, Weerawansa is …. I don’t know what, Mahasanga are protecting and blessing war criminals, fascist tendencies, crooks, racists, …….. and ..
      Shavendra, Kamal and their 15,000 fellow single handed generals are busy fighting the LTTE.

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      B uddhist Temple s and so call decent buddhagama culture prior to Mahinda Rajakashe IRA

      1) Buddhist monks (actually most of them are not real monks) Never ran amok – but today it has been their daily routine – this was instrumental by PADADA Rajapakshe for building his voter base. People are so stupid – and they would believe anything. If they would have been asked to eat COWDUNG, not many would think twice, they would do it on one go. That was toally abused by Rajakshe mafia tactics.

      2) Buddhist monks were exemplary – whatever it was, people went ot hem for adivice. And the role of monk was indispensable then, but today, it has become to the level of STRAY DOGS
      .
      3) Mahinda Rajajaakshe politics worsened srilanken politics. He abused MONKS for gaining his popularity. No matter anything and everything would have worked for the destruction of the society.

      4)Not only BUDDHIST priests, but also MALCOM RANJITH was morally raped by MAHINDA RAJAKSHE and HIS WIFE Bandit QUeen for gaining votes from the CHRISTIANITY adherents.

      5)Mahinda RAJAKASHE political gains worked but twisted the SRILANKEN culture, destroying the respect and dignity of the people.

      6) Any crime friendly one, with some popularity was morally raped by MAHINDA RAJAKSHE abusive politics. That is how those artists became MPs or politicians of the day.

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      UNFORTUNATLY SINHALAYA#S ULTRA PATRIOTISM RAPIDLY GROWS ONLY AFTER THE BRUTAL CIVIL WAR SENARIOS. Why ?

      Rajapakshes are adulated as gods by PUNNAKU drinking SCP style men in the country

      Saffron thugs, become CHANDIYAS before the PUBLIC SERVANTs. – Look at the video those young men as duty offiers stay as if they are PARALIZED. Why ? As if one noticed a poisonous reptile, they could attack to the monk on the spot, if POLICE do not seem to do the duty, there is no any other choice either.

      Gone are the days those myths, that we should RESPECT the sivuru (Sanga Costume): Today s srilanka, is filled with PATTAPAL horas behind SANGA constumes. So, it is better to START worshipping a STONE/or any lifeless object covered with a SIVURA rather than kneeling down before the kind of THUGs.

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      The country is going backward and bankrupt due to this barbarians who do nothing but create hated and shame to the country. These thugs is a shame to Buddhism and other decent Buddhist clergy. These type of Monks must be de-robed and put on jail. Dr. Brian Seneviratne’s open letter to Mr. Walker of the Oxford Union [A Sinhalese Doctor from Australia – Human Rights Activist

      It is to be noted that the Doctor rightly objects to the characterization of the conflict as ‘Civil War’. Quoting him: “There is a widely held misconception that there has been a ‘civil war’ in Sri Lanka. Not so. What there has been is a series of increasingly virulent pogroms against the Tamil people by the Sinhala State, resulting in a degeneracy of Sinhala society and a rapid descent into barbarism. All this has been achieved in the name of the Sinhalese and of Buddhism (my mother’s religion) by the concerted action of politicians, political opportunists, their armed thugs, and politically active yellow-robed hoodlums who are a disgrace to one of the greatest teachers of Peace the world has ever known, Gautama Buddha”

  • 10
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    Recipe for national disaste, .Some think Flying to Slap It makes you understand very quickly. You have right to be angry, A clean hand cannot deliver a dirty slap in The Face, But later you have to forgive as it was done before. admiting action due to uncontrolled anger.

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      If such incidents would have been seen in EUROPE, the police would not let a second , but arrested the guy on the spot. But srilanken culture is guided by placing even anyone hidden behind SIVURU – SAFFRON costume, above. THese men are not real monks that one needs to respect. I think it is high time to get these thugs away from the society. BASTA.

  • 33
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    When thugs are ruling us, thugs in parliament and a thug who is sentenced to death comes to parliament ( I’m sure this thug will be our next minister of prisons reform and My3 , whose supporter was killed by this thug will be his deputy!!!), what’s wrong a priest doing thuggery.
    This is why we have voted thugs again and again to our noble assembly.
    We deserve more than this. JAYAWEWA!!!

  • 18
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    What a bunch of saffron robed terrorists.

    How is it logical for someone to make a statue of a weak/feeble man (buda) who is claimed to have lived many years ago and is now dead ?

    How can you trust the transmition of this dead man’s apparently holy teachings when the scholarship of your religion (i.e. those entrusted with transmission) is so corrupt with greed and racism frothing at their mouths like a bunch of power hungry rabid dogs who have promoted/kept quite about injustice because the injustice has been against those who they see as being minorities ?

    How can you worship a weak/feeble man (isn’t omnipotent), didn’t know he was eating human flesh (isn’t omniscient) and most notable has died many years ago (isn’t ever living) ?

    How can reincarnation be logical ? If reincarnation is true then there would be a fixed number of living creautes, but in the last century alone human kind has seen some of larged scale human lives lost but all we see is the populations of both human and animals increasing. Who is creating all this new life ? It is the Lord that created you from a drop of sperm then to a clinging cloth and a fetus and then a fully formed baby.

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      That is like me saying ‘what a bunch of black robed terrorists’ and judging Islam by the actions of IS. You should learn more about Buddhism before typing nonsense.

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        Stanley.
        One who’s hiding behind an european name tell me what’s so great about buddhism.
        @
        If these monks and other racist Yakkos similar to the rajapukas had any class or integrity will they ever conduct themselves in these types of disgusting manner.?
        @
        Aren’t they a disgrace to any living soul.?
        Till then down with buddhism and up with all other religions.

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        Stanely,
        Please dont ask him to learn buddhism from SRILANKEN monks.
        :
        I thought I could learn it in mid 70ties to mid 80ties because monks were still normal in that period. Today, most of monks have become the POLITICIANs contractors.

        Examples
        1) Madagoda Abhayathissa
        2) Kelaniya Temple FAKE Chief monk, who introduced FAKE relics shortly before GR s election.

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      sitrep24 & Stanley
      I think that comments about any religious belief is uncalled for here, unless things are said or done to offend others in the name of that faith.
      There are diffrences among Buddhists Buddhism about rebirth. However, the Buddha rejected the idea of an eternal soul unlike other religions, especially Upanishadic Hinduism.
      It is perhaps the neatest system of religious belief.
      Abuse of any faith by any believer or clergy of that faith cannot be a basis for denouncing the religion.
      Every religious practice has plenty of skeletons in its cupboard.
      *
      Let our words respect the feelings of people, unless our purpose is to to hurt others willfully.

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      Sitrep,
      You can’t analyse a religion , even your own , with logic. Nobody has ever returned from the dead to inform us of the Lord’s existence or of a previous life.
      Racism and violence are the fault of those who interpret religious teachings. No religion is free of these flaws.

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        old codger

        Linguistic or religious, or concocted religio/linguistic nationalism …. are some of the historical cover for the crooks, thieves, psychopaths, murderers, extremely envious, greedy, stupid, natural born racists, …… dumbass, smart ass patriots, war criminals, land grabbers, ….. to hide their transgressions.

        “You can’t analyse a religion , even your own , with logic.”

        Are you of the opinion that we won’t find any rationalists among criminals, SINNERS, politicians, …..etc?

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          Native,
          You don’t have to be religious to be a crook, politician, or mass murderer, but it helps.
          Sinners? In whose opinion?

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            old codger

            “Sinners? In whose opinion?”

            Cross dressing Archbishops, ……

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      This man hidden behind the robes is a media attraction seeker. If anyone studied his previoius series, that is clear to even little children.
      .
      He himself says that current day buddhist affairs is on the hand of Maha Rajano.

      Two years ago, the very monk held a public speech on former President Gamarala and was overwelmingly pleased just because Gamarala had paid a visit to his Mangalaramaya.
      .
      Like a MAD teenager would behave, his series of DRAMA are being used by MaRa et all for media displays. That way, he could let very same people forget today s cost of living problems.

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    Saffron types are being used as guard dogs and stray dogs by those in power.

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    Can an illustrated source educate me on whether buddhism is a renowned religion or a piece of crap where illiterate no class low life buggers worship for their own ends and means.?
    &
    To the best of my knowledge 2 countries come into the forefront.
    &
    The first is Myanmar or burma where the armed forces aided and abetted by the rowdy shop soiled amudes the so called monks have been allowed to run a ok and now is in the economic doldrums.
    &
    The next is Thailand another military haven the sex capital of the world where the monks conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
    &
    The peaceful countries maybe tibet bhutan Japan and Korea.
    Mongolia and China maybe added to the list of the few sparse limited edition nations where this meaning less philosophy is continued to be practised.
    &.
    Now in the beggars colony the rajapuka to consolidate their evil autocracy of a draconian rule need to have the rampaging principle less mostly homosexual uneducated IRC gangster monks on their side to continue bullying the hapless now no money no job no food to eat about to die of no food to eat peasants under their control.
    &
    Sadly as long as buddhism raises it’s ugly head no county on this planet will ever become an isle worth living in and talking about.

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      “Can an illustrated source educate me on whether buddhism is a renowned religion or a piece of crap where illiterate no class low life buggers worship for their own ends and means.?”
      *
      If you are serious in your quest, why don’t you simply surf the Web.
      The kind of abusive c*** about Buddhism can be said about every religion.

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        Very good response Mr SJ.

        In a country, some so called high chapter monks have the audacity to make public statements in order to bring HITLERs to control society, but the very men in robes to stay mum regarding the MONKs’s public violence – is paradoxial… There are ministries on this subject. Years pass by. But nothing seems to work. Monks should not the priviledge to assualt the public servants and police officers. If a mad person would repeat it wearing a sivura, he or she should be taken into the custody and him be given a rehabilitation programme. If the man s situation becomes normal only he or she should be released ot the society. Why is this not happening in this god punished land ?

        This FAKE monk from Mangalaramaya is funded by stupid expatriates on and on. Today even MAKANDURE KUDU man could ask for funds from his fans around the globe. I think such funds to be blocked, govt should set a legal entity in between.
        .
        Buddhagama is being practised in SL is no real buddhism. It is based on 100% of JATHAKA stories That is for sure. Any low life acts today as a great monk so long, so called patriotic stories are part of their public speeches. Some have become JOKER monks – Kotuwe hamuduruwo.

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      Dear glass house owner rj1952,
      .
      Here is an illustrated source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_sexual_abuse_cases

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        Stanley,
        If you don’t allow people, whoever it may be, to have sex legally, sexual abuse will happen.

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    Why talk of these “FEW” “Saffron Clothed” thugs in action with the backing and “Sponsorship” of the Governing Authorities? This has been in existence for a long time. Now a “BRAND NEW” limb of the present “Governing Authority” (a Single Hand) has been established and it is called the “Buddhist Advisory Council” to the President. Recently, issuing a statement, it commended and hailed the actions of the “President” and extended its fullest support and co=operation. Does anyone know, what advice this “Buddhist Council” is advising on? Also, the President has advised the UNO not to “Interfere” in the countries “Internal Affairs”. Read the contents of that “Speech” along with these types of “Advisory Councils”. the establishment of “Task Forces” and the provisions of the “20A”. You will certainly understand where we are heading. Even the President has one “GOHST” from the Muslim Factor to overcome the PM. This was well proved, when “HE” said in a TV discussion, that “Audit Exemption” of Government Corporations provided in “20A” would “STAY” even the PM wanted it removed. “HAIL THE PRESIDENT GR” would be the “National Anthem” at all future STATE FUNCTIONS.

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    &.
    Now in the beggar’s colony the rajapuka to consolidate their evil autocracy of a draconian rule need to have the rampaging principle less mostly homosexual uneducated IRC gangster monks on their side to continue bullying the hapless now no money no job no food to eat about to die of no food to eat peasants under their control.
    &
    Sadly as long as Buddhism raises it’s ugly head no county on this planet will ever become an isle worth living in and talking about.
    &
    The only way out is to open in many a nation Buddha’s bars restaurants massage and sex please giving parlour s.
    &
    I lead a humble life similar to what the great Lord Buddha’ lived but it is the two-legged crazy criminal uncouth unsavoury hypocritical amude clad petty racist Yakkos who are nothing but a curse in this once upon a time paradise of mine.
    &.
    Thanks to all the gods most Sinhalese cannot be tarted with the same sordid brush.

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      rj
      “Buddhism raises it’s ugly head”
      What is this supposed to mean?

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        Sj
        @
        You seem to write in good English.
        Therefore you must be able to follow the media to find out what’s happening especially in this shitty rajapuka s beggar colony.

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    Amir Ali says “They saw in GR the reincarnation of Mahavamsa-famed young King Dutugemunu, who defeated the elderly Tamil King Elara, in a one-to-one combat. They also saw in GR an emerging architect of a future Theravada Buddhist state in Sri Lanka”. I disagree. People wanted to remove MS/RW combination and this was the only alternative.

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      Eratne: “People wanted to remove MS/RW combination and this was the “ONLY” (emphasis by me) alternative”. What an “ALTERNATIVE” the 6.9 million got for the country? This is like “Kehi Gani Deela Hotu Gani Gathta Wagai” OR Give up One Rouge and have another Rouge as a replacement. I don’t know. You could be one among those “6.9” million. Pardon me, I am just guessing. If not, I really apologize to you.

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        That is what I said – Kehi Geni deela , Kehi Hotu dekama thiyena Geni gatththa, honda geniyek hitiye nethi nisaa.

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          Eratne: Thanks. The trouble was, our VOTERS have been living with for roughly seven decades with “Hotu Geni & Kehi Gani” and they are unable to see or assess( so embedded into their Genes) the alternative good ones available. There is and would be available all the time, but the idiotic voter still are not able to shed the old skin and wear a new beneficial one to face the present and the future. That is my opinion.

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      Eratne
      The Sinhalese saw in Mahinda Rajapaksa someone who delivered them from what they saw as a ‘terrorist war’. One can agree or disagree with them, that was what propelled MR to electoral success in 2009. He abused their trust ln them. Yet half the Sinhalese still trusted him more than the rival candidate in 2015.
      The 2015-2019 government was a huge disappointment to opponents of MR.
      Where could they turn?
      A sufficiently large number stayed home. Some even chose to give the brother a chance and now MR’s new Party?
      Why blame the people?
      Should we nitexamine how the parties that offered an alternative fared even in the conduct if their campaigns?
      *
      We know the potential threat of fascism under GR-MR rule. But what did the opponents of fascism do to convince the people of the dangers?
      *
      I agree with you that people did not vote out of any great expectation. They did as they did in 2015, to best express their frustration
      *
      GR & MR play to please some groups.
      But the people as a whole have their own ideas.
      I doubt their endorsement of fascism. The job is to convince them of the danger and persuade them to protect themselves fro that danger.

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    After 20A – this saffron thug will be made a minister.
    There are no limit to the number of Ministers in 20A.

    we have one for coconut – he made a press statement up from the coconut tree

    there is one minister for monkeys on the way:
    http://www.newswire.lk/2020/09/21/sri-lankan-mp-asks-to-be-appointed-as-minister-of-monkeys-reveals-reasons/

    Minister for Saffron Thuggism?

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      Rajash,
      we have one for coconut – he made a press statement up from the coconut tree
      Reporter: Male Pol Gogetha Yanne?
      Minister:pol rā gena ēmaṭa

      His statement was about, in labor term, job enrichment or in local term dissatisfaction of Budget allocation. One time the Sinhalese students who didn’t get to go inside of Law College climbed on the roof of it. They called it that was the protest against their let out.

      Illanthai or “Zizipus” leaves are supposed to be better tea Leaves than conventional Chinese origins. It is medicine for many diseases. The organic version of its fruit, I hear, selling a pound $20. Would one Sinhala Minister will become Minister of “Illanthai”? It will earn good foreign dollar..

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      Rajash,
      .
      You may be right.
      :
      That man, who threw URINE onto Speaker s Chair becomes the darling to Rajaakshe clan and he became “maeti amathi”. Minister for clay industry.
      :
      That man who was entwined with numerous court cases, became a powerful minister -Johnsten Fernando – Wal parayek.
      That man who owns a house in CENTRAL london, but on the costs of the tax payers funds – Mahindananda ALuthgamage is a powerful minister of current day crminals filled parliament.
      .
      And this list can go……. This is srilanka ruled by a bunch of thugs, misleading the easy mind set for their political survival.
      :
      I have no doubt, Mahinda Rajakashes will have to face it sooner than LATER I mean DITTAA damma weedaniya punishments.

      May all gods b e on the side of INNOCIENT people who are fallen deep being caught by abusive Rajaakshe politics.

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    The beauty is that even the monk attacked a Sinhala officer. When this incident was brought into parliament by a Tamil MP from Batticaloa some MPs including a Muslim MP blamed the Tamil MP as creating an ethnic division in this country.
    I am very sad about the country’s level of civilisation and future of this country.

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    Yesterday Kovindan Karunaharam took this matter in parliament. Mussamil immediately rose up and contested that Kovindam was creating racial disharmony by complaining a respectable priest. There are people thinking a man can live in any manner. Mussamil is a lingam; a living statute of this ideology. But day before yesterday all opposition MPs got together and put Athavullah out for wearing Afghani Muslim culture dress. None of these Ya-seer Arafats in the parliament raised their voice in defense of Athavulla. In my opinion, if somebody can teach Muslim politicians that what meant by democracy is, then you don’t have to worry about how the Sinhala mass is voting in elections. Muslim political leaders are creating colossal destruction to democracy many times more than the Sinhala Mass by their servile.

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      Why do these converted Dravidian Thamizh Sri Lankan Muslim Thullukans from South India , always want to pathetically imitate other Islamic peoples culture, like the Arabs , the Afghans, North Indians/Pakistanis and claim it as theirs? They really suffer from some sort of complex. Claim Arab heritage , when any idiot can see that they hardly have any Arab ancestry , may be a few families. Dress and behave like Arabs now Afghans , Why from Wahhabism they now want to become Talibans? They have their own rich South Indian Thamizh Sufi Islamic culture, heritage that they can observe and dress modes , that they can wear but do not want to as they do not offend the Chingkallams, who anyway do not care and hate them and also know that they are South Indian Dravidians and not Arabs but go along with the Arab origin fairy tale , in order to divide and rule the Thamizh . They also have to falsely portray to the world that their origin and culture is from Western/Central Asia or from the northern parts of India and not from their actual South Indian homeland , hence this Afghan bridegroom dress. Very sad and pathetic, All this Arab/Afghan dresses and imitating is not going to convince anyone that they are of Arab/Afghan, Iranian or anything else that they badly want to be.

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    Dr. Ameer Ali
    “…the respectful image of a historic Buddhist institution, the Sangha….”? That is hogwash. Pl. call a spade a spade. I would have expected you to give full details of the incident. Reports say that this thuggish monk has assaulted the three officers, abused them in filthy language and locked them up in a shed for more than an hour. One of the officers, forced to flee posthaste, fled even without his slippers. All these happened in the presence of Police Officers and ,fearing official reprisals, they could not restrain the thug.

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    Who are worse, thugs in saffron robes or white ‘Logu’ wearing terrorist supporters who stockpiled arms, ammunition and swords in places that people use for praying?

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      Eager less one eyed punakku eating puntak why did you hide under your Tamil meenachi wife s underskirt when 2 Tamil tigers came looking for you with the whole purpose of giving you your favorite food and select a coffin of your choice.
      @
      Now you are behaving like one who’s private s have been exposed.
      DAMN PUSSY coward.

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      Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

      Could you let us have your comparative studies on your chosen topic:
      “”Who are worse, thugs in saffron robes or white ‘Logu’””
      Thanks in advance.

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    Thugs in saffron robes never supported terrorists whereas there are clergy in other religions who have supported terrorists who massacred innocent civilians.

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      EE
      Do not defend thuggery on any pretext. The thugs can turn on you before you know what.

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        SJ,
        .
        Would you ask your dog to be away from dog habits ? Effortless right ?

        I dont think you do.

        Likewise, asking ULTRA RACISTS like Eagle eye to behave well, not betraying the nation, is pointless.

        In the same manner, if we would ask POHOTTUWA criminals to behave well…. that is like asking pigs to fly. Or not ?

        Remember, how MR himself defended THAT PARLIAMENT DEMOLITION DURING that 52 day coup ? MR was sitting in that chamber while that STREET THUG from Kelaniya – by name Prasanna Ranaweera, threw URIN on speaker s chair …. Namal Baby was enjoying by whispering on the ears of other criminals to continue.
        .
        Ironically, those high criminals were reelected by UPSIDE DOWN standing srilanken voters. I cant undertsand the mentality of the average down there, but I think you seem to have no such problems at all.
        :
        About EE;
        Either he should be treated by his neurologist or psychiatrist – giving some time him to heal only you can start asking him to behave normal. That makes sense … is not it ?

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      Thugs in saffron robes never supported terrorists
      I agree – they are the new terrorists

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      What do you, the Malaysian Wildlife Sanctuary Bird, know about Wildlife Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lankawe? Half of the JVPyers were Bald heads and Half of the Bald Heads still JVPyers. Talk to Somawansa, Wijeweera, Lemon Puff……..

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    Oh … My God … This is how I have always visualized a Pisaasu: the color of the garb, the mangy body, the outstretched arms and claws … leaping upon me with that sickly, maniacal grin … … …What a nightmare … … What a far cry from the serene, compassionate, noble BUDDHA. We have lost all what we had.

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    If you research the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka the monks have been always very militant. It has been necessary due to the activities of other religions. That is why there is any Buddhism left in Sri Lanka.

    So don’t act if this is some new phenomenon related to the current govt.

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      There is no Buddhism left out in Lankawe and further it was wiped out elsewhere mainly because of the militancy of the religious leaders. Think about if it still has its place in India, and then it could be the world’s largest religion. But In Tamil Nadu starting 5th CE, Thirunavukkarasar started to clean any violence the religions were showing and by 10th CE it is out of India. Lankawe badly and urgently need one Sinhala Thirunavukkarasar and one Sinhala Periyar. As you know most of the Tamils are these days secular Hindus or Christians or Muslims (TN) because of Periyar, though very few still follow his atheism. When he taught what is atheism, mass was able to understand the value of secularism. If a Sinhala Periyar is born, he will start on the very “Unrealistic Religious belief” embedded in Sinhala Buddhism. The Fake feline tooth, Elephant parade, child monkhood, Lion forefather, Boo tree praying, praying humans on their feet, Buddha flying three times to Ceylon……there are many unrealistic ideologies in Sinhala Buddhism has to be modernized

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      Buddhism preached tolerance, and never sought to convert people.
      The oppressed were naturally attracted to it.
      Buddhist monks got militant when they had material gains at stake. The Mahayana-Hinayans conflict was far less about ideology than royal patronage

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        Don’t keep writing your own chaff history after every time reading one or two lines in Googles. There was never any real Buddhism existed. Buddha never was a Buddhist. The entire Buddhist materials are monks’ invention, extradited from some talks of Buddha.
        Buddham saranam gacchami
        Dhammam saranam gacchami
        Sangham saranam gacchami
        Buddha died. Nobody does know what he said. Dharma is what one thinks right, in their own mind. If you understand the three lines you know Sangam Monks are the only remaining wordily materials of Buddhism. Mahanama who came from Kanchi’s riots has written enough in Mahawamsa to show who these monks really are”. Knowledge and philosophy is not a religion. Double or triple PhD is not enlightenment. The external exposition of enlightenment is nudity of the mind in every aspects of practical life. Loading or conditioning the mind with education or philosophy is itself a baggage for mind, shackle to freedom. Monks cannot achieve enlighten because of this fundamental problem. That is the reason, to create some material substance, now Sinhalese are trying to invent Buddhahama. Like everywhere else, Buddhism preached rowdyism in Tamil Nadu and the Tamils, who voluntarily invited the Buddhism, violently chased the hypocrisy monks out.

        (Teaching means converting)

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        That is about BUDDHISM.
        .
        But what is being practised in SRILANKA – my motherland is not buddhism, but ” sinhala buddhism -BUDDHGAMA”. Buddagama is based on JATHAKA KATHA only. Real buddhism as taught by Lord Buddha is being practised in California/Europe/some parts in Japan and in few other places only.
        .
        Dont you know that these two are totally different.

        In the same manner, SINHALA BUDDHIST and TRUE BUDDHISTS are totally two different groups. Sinhala buddhists are just buddhists born to srilanken BUDDHAGMA. They dont care much about the true teachings of buddhism.

        It is wrong to even name them as ” Buddhist monks” – SRILANKEN journalists should see it right let alone today.

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      a14455,
      “if you research the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka the monks have been always very militant.”
      Was Lord Buddha a militant? Did he behave as such?

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    This monk’s behaviour reminds me of what late Dr E W Adikaram, a well respected Buddhist scholar writer & activist, was fond of saying in public gatherings “ if only we could convert some of our monks to Buddhism “ ……….No doubt his lament still rings true.

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      Religions do more harm than appeared to be. That is also common to our BUDDHAGAMA of current day srilanka. In Myanmar, it has become so violent. In Thailand, it is under control to some extent. Sex criminals are common among hidden behing robes. However, the kind of crimes are much less in China because today generations in that huge country dont care much about the religion but about the laws. Every chinese would say, he does not belong to a religion.

      But in countries such as ours with lack of law and order, the space those monks or similars religious represenative could abuse is plenty. pEOPLE have to pay high prices neverthless govts stay as if they dont need to act against. Low lives become people s leaders. So the leaders are not capable of taking proper actions. Like walking on a curve, the circus of srilanken politics stay stagnated.
      #
      Easter sunday disaster that took the lives of innocient worshippers could WELL be avoidable, if law and order was kept above. If SIRISENA S huge failures were not possible. Today SIRISENA is protected by his criminal friends. But he is hated almost by everyone with some knowledge.

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      Monks cannot be converted to Buddhism because in their tender years they are reinforced with the idea of they are the guardians of Buddhism. If you want freedom from life’s tormenting nature, you need to be free from protecting or saving it. Enlightenment is only a suicide in material world’s terminology. There is no life, in earthly sense, after that. In Hinduism, they call the extremely few who managed to live normal life like Buddha as Jeevanmukthas. The rest have only few years or even few months to live.

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    The Buddha was a hybrid half human half alien Giant. Evidence of this stares you in the face. The foot print on Adams peak is way too big for a human. The sacred tooth relic is also too big to be a regular human tooth. Giants were the offspring of extraterrestrials and human women. So says every single ancient civilization. Read the Drona Parva seventh book of the Maha Bharatha. Understand what it says about the excellent Vimana the King of Lanka possesed. Stop worshiping trees and stupas. Understand your own history. Both the shape of a stupa and the shape of a gopuram are made in the image of a space shuttle the gods used to travel back and forth from this planet. I bet you no reader of this forum and no Sinhalese moron has ever heard of what I just said. Most of your religion is fake. Thug preistes trying to protect archeological sites. What a joke. See the giant stone carving of Pacal deep inside the Pyramid called the temple of inscription at Palenke in Mexico.

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      This is a clown that does not understand the difference of a philosophy of the religion and the physical daily attributes of it. It is something that the Buddha himself clearly understood and explained. Most of the other religions do not separate this That is why there are great scientists who know the Darwinian truth but have to separate their creationist GOD ..

      and in the Buddhist religion too there is the religion of the masses for 95% of the common folk and the higher-level philosophy. but if you only had the higher-level philosophy there would be no religion left. The Buddha is one who clearly understood it and talked about it even in his earlier teachings.

      What the monks are doing is for the continuation of the lower base of the support of the religion without which the religion itself would collapse.

      Just a thought here. The Buddha’s own disciple king killed off all the Sakya (the buddhas own clan) . Sinhalese identity is built around the 95% as is all other identities – Jewish muslim etc etc. So don’t expect Sinhalese Buddhists to wait like a buddha did when their clan is to be destroyed.

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    Colombo Telegraph has become the battle ground for the comment writers to exchange ideas in pleasant ways or at times harsh and ugly with racial comments aimed personally at people. Just to prove a point it is not correct to deviate from being ethical. If educated people are behaving like this where do the others will stand. “An eye for an eye makes the world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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    W e need a Buddhist Council to regulate the standards and behaviour of the Buddhist CLERGY/MONKS. They can always object to the events that they do not like. Say why they object in a gentle way, that is expected from saffron attired men. I do believe it is the Politicians who are behind these Monks who aren’t TRUE buddhists.

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    old codger
    Oh my word, my sincere apologies to you for misspelling your name.
    It should read as “old codger.”

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      Champa,
      ?

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    It is a damn shame to almost all the Buddhist Clergies. Because of a few uncivilised barbarians almost all the true and genuine Buddhist Clergies are looked down by the entire public. The Maha Sanga and Respected Monks in control of the main Buddhist shrines must come forward and put an end to this shameful acts that spoils the name of the entire Buddhist Clergy.
    Unless this guy is punished or put in jail this action will encourage more and more hated and enmity among the peace loving communities in Sri Lanka.

    Because of one man the entire Buddhist Clergies are getting a bad name and disrespect from the public. The Police must be brave to arrest these people and charge them. If no action is taken and if the Police force continue to watch this acts and do nothing the name of the Police force will all be destroyed and will be looked down by the civilized people in this country.

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    Just like the Easter Sunday 2019 attacks in Batticaloa were organized by the US Special Operations Forces (SOF), using the CIA owned ISIS narrative, to Weaponize religion, divide multicultural communities so the US can set up bases to “protect” Christians from the IS in Sri Lanka after GOSL signed MCC and SOFA agreements, so too Buddhism is being weaponized to cause a “Clash of Civilizations” between Buddhism and Islam to Divide and destroy Asia where these 2 world religion have co-existed for Centuries – to “Make America Great Again”!
    Religion, particularly, Buddhism and Islam are being weaponized in SOuth and SOuthest Asia by the USA which wants to set up a military base in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka in its Hybrid Cold War against China.
    US, France, NATO use India’s Hindu naitonalist Modi as their proxy to promote Hindu and Buddhist attacks against Muslims and destroy multi-religious countries in Asia and sink the rise of Asia led by China. Hybrid war consists of Cyber attackson essential energy and water systems infrastructure, bioloigical war fare, weaponizing ethnic and religious identity politics, environmental disaster to de-stailize countries. Sri Lankans and Asians should stand together to defeat the diabolical failed state the USA and its NATO allies and proxies that have all “pivot to Asia” at this time.

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