27 June, 2019

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‘Titanic Sri Lanka’ Rocking Again – Take Heed!

By Mohamed Harees

Lukman Harees

The terrible Titanic disaster over a century ago, today stands as a memorial to mankind’s over-confidence in technology and a reminder of how weak we are compared with the forces of nature. Captain Smith, the man directly responsible for the loss of Titanic, failed to heed timely warnings. Metaphorically, after the end of the war in May 2009, euphoric Sri Lankans built a Titanic filled and decked with immense hope and aspirations for a united, peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka, to take them to their dream destination. Not even two years in voyage, Rajapaksa too, like Captain Smith, made many serious mistakes, ignoring distress signals. Throwing all caution to the winds, he allowed many corrupt and the racist elements to virtually hijack his engine control room and have their hands on his steering wheel. Titanic thus gradually began to sink, leaving the people of Sri Lanka in dire straits in mid sea ,isolating their country in the international arena. Then in 2015, the passengers commenced another Titanic voyage under new Captains, to travel to their dream destination. Four years in voyage, Titanic once again is rocking, sending distress signals and Maithri/RW are proving themselves to be  another set of Captain Smiths, if not worse. Will we take heed?

The measure of a country’s stature and quality is gauged by the quality of its’ leaders. Our present narcissist Head of State and the bunch of clueless and pointless public representatives from the PM downwards, representing the people of this so- called Dharma Dweepa in the House by the Lake, however provides no positive credence that Sri Lanka presently enjoys a credible image among the community of nations. Fish rots from the top, and unruly and undemocratic events which followed after the constitutional coup in October 2018, engineered by Maithri  was just a prime example of the decaying political culture. The country rightly recoiled in shame when this head crackpot, in the aftermath of that political coup,divulged with admirable candour what had gone awry with his Plan A with Rajapaksa: how offers of millions and ministerial posts did not appear to engineer  prospective “crossovers”. Sri Lanka has thus become a diseased nation with its’ moral fibre being corrupted to the core, ably facilitated by a losing credibility of a political and also a religious leadership.  In this grim scenario, it is thus an open secret that mass dissatisfaction and frustration about the way the country being ruled and governed, has been growing at an alarming rate. However, sadly this mass dissatisfaction has not given rise to more articulate expression within the country and public activism to hold their rulers to account has also not been to the expected levels. The people are still seeking alternatives along the widely despised two party continuum, despite bitter lessons learnt. How ironic! 

There seem to be no shortage of political drama and spectacles in the corridors of power. Even parents cover their children’s eyes when footage from the Parliament, appear on TV or teachers do so when kids unwittingly watch the proceedings of this ‘House of Hell by the Lake’, from the public gallery. Proceedings are regularly disrupted by MPs’ disgusting unruly behaviour and MP’s free flowing filthy verbosity compels the Speaker to regularly expunge them from the Hansard. Their contributions during debates are mostly ‘out of point’ and not relevant to the subject under discussion, when compared to the quality of debating during NM Perera/Felix DB/Colvin days (which we followed with much enthusiasm). The worse possible scenes were witnessed by the nation during the constitutional crisis in October 2018  when the ‘law makers’ ( law breakers) were engaged in fistfights, flinging furniture, drawing knives, and throwing chili pepper at ostensible opponents in the chamber.

Ironically, Maithri preached about moral values to the world, when he made a candid statement at the UNGA in New York  in 2016. He then pointed out that ‘in many parts of the world we see the unfortunate proliferation of anger, hatred, and brutality. The contemporary society is experiencing a crisis of morality. I believe that all States should pay heed to the cry for moral values. I believe that every society must dedicate itself to raise its share of positive moral values”. Perhaps, those words were not meant to be translated into action domestically! Moral compass has been declining since Independence, with this country being driven along a divisive path, with Tamils and Muslims made to feel like second class citizens while the grievances of the Sinhala people also on the increase. Thus, the entire feels cheated by this corrupt political class.  

One of the most unfortunate crises of our time is how hate and bigotry, consciously used as a political tool have divided communities which have lived in amity for centuries. Hate is not inherited; but learnt as the world digested this reality since WWII. Whether it was Hitler’s holocaust, Ruwandan genocide, the massacre in Norway in 2011 or this year in Christchurch, New Zealand, or in Sri Lanka, the 1983 anti-Tamil program, Aluthgama/Digana anti Muslim communal violence in 2014/2018, the hate mayhem and killings did not just happen. It arose from the feeding of hate, irresponsible language and the demonising of people based on differences – colour, race and religious. The real cause was the build-up of prejudice, hate, and a passion for violent action, aided and abetted by self-centered political and religious leaders as well as some sections of the Media, who exploit fear and ignorance for their narrow gains. 

Today, sadly, in Sri Lanka, the bitter lessons of 1983, Aluthgama and Digana communal violence have not been learnt and therefore once again the nation can see racist sparks emerging out of the mouths of politicians in and out of Parliament and some sections of the Media as well as hate peddlers in the social media, as in the case of Wilpattu deforestation issue. This Wilpattu issue crops from time to time in public discourses when there are narrow political objectives to be achieved. No one in the right senses will object to any individual belonging to any community being punished for destruction of valuable forest resources. However, it is shameful that these public discourses seem to be having racist undertones and harp on the nationality of the Minister and the community he hails from, more than debating on the real issue of deforestation. Then again, problem of deforestation is not confined to Wilpattu, but even in Sinharaja, and in other forest reserves too. Many other forest lands have also been reclaimed for several development projects as well (Moragahakanda, Kalu Ganga, Uma Oya, Maduru Oya for example) which are conveniently ignored. This deforestation issue hence, is a very critical issue which should be taken as a holistic issue rather than a selective one. Thus, there are ulterior motives in bringing only this Wilpattu issue with racist undertones at this time. Besides, when the Sinhala and Tamil New Year draws closer, many hate posters have begun to appear on city walls in many areas asking the people to buy only from Sinhala shops, indirectly launching a boycott on Muslim shops. The culprits can be easily identified and punished; but this does not happen due to lack of political will and indifference of the law enforcement authorities. 

The maturity of a country is reflected in the way the rule of law and the administration of justice operates therein, without any discrimination or favourable treatment based on the offenders’ race or religion. For that matter, it is imperative that any offender or miscreant charged for any crime be brought to Justice. In fact, impunity for crimes committed is a general problem and Sri Lanka has a dubious record of  allowing impunity to go unpunished, as in the case of racist and communal violence from 1983 to Digana. Whether drug or alcohol, those involved whether mafias or individual dealers should be punished with the full force of the law, irrespective of his/her race or religion and users should be rehabilitated. Further, Media should also act responsibly without demonising or branding entire communities and without naming and shaming members of communities on a selected basis. Both Madhushas or Noors should stand before the law on an equal footing and there is no need to involve their nationality. It should also be noted that there should be equal concern about alcohol addiction / smoking as well as ADIC figures are alarming too to say the least. (Rs 970 Mn daily being spent on them by Sri Lankans). It is a sad sight how people flock around wine stores daily around the country (there are many stores around the Dalada Maligawa too) and many politicians have lavishly helped themselves to liquor licences too including Maithri’s daughter.    

There are double standard attitudes in approaching issues relating to religious extremism too. There is an unfavourable trend among the so-called ‘religious’ folks and men of religion of all faith groups to resort to extremism; not within just one community. Fortunately extremist groups are still in the fringes whereas the mainstream among the communities by and large has been acting responsibly. It is a scourge for all communities and therefore there should be a joint community based course of action to monitor and address this issue both at the Pirivena/Madrasa/ Sunday school levels as well as at the society levels and also promote inter faith ‘live and let live’ initiatives among the younger generation. Further, public activism should be focussed in pressurising the government to use the available legal avenues to punish those promoting hate speech (of course without impinging on the right of free expression) and violent action against the ‘other’ without allowing impunity to be routine, as it happened in the case of many instances of communal violence in the past. This is a top national priority.

In the post-war period under the last government, it was a well-known fact that there was State patronage for many hate groups branding Buddhist names to launch a well-orchestrated hate campaign against the Muslims , borrowing hate messages from the powerful global Islamopohbia industry. Many misconceptions and hate messages floated around in the Media- including social media, surrounding many misleading themes – Halal, Muslim women dress, Muslim expansionism, destruction of Buddhist heritage. The latest misconception happened in Ampara just before Digana communal violence when hate groups accused Muslims of introducing sterilization tablets to foods served to them(which subsequently was proved to be scientifically false).  Then, as it was seen, both Aluthgama violence and Digana violence were instigated on false pretexts (the courts held that the initial assault charge which led to the Aluthgama mayhem could not be proved whereas in the case of Digana, it was only a normal road rage incident). The built up of hate against the Muslims led to irreversible repercussions as was seen in Aluthgama. However, this divisive hate campaign continued during this regime too, proving the fact that racism and majoritarianism have been political tools used by both Blues and Greens.

In this context, it was refreshing to note that popular Sinhala ‘Derana’ TV recently invited a Muslim scholar Moulavi Ashsheikh Amhar Hakamdeen, to its’ signature talk show – Chathura Talk, to engage in some hard talk regarding many popular misconceptions regarding the Muslims. He is an Imam and Director of Academic affairs of Zam Zam Academy (which has started training groups of Muslim scholars in the Sinhala language on multi-disciplinary fields with emphasis on local culture, beyond mere Islamic Jurisprudence), who in an inimitable tactful style, and with confidence set about, in clearing the many popular misconceptions prevailing among the majority community as echoed by Chathura. The program was overall well-received judging by the significant number of favourable comments made in the Social media about this program and the scholar’s performance. However, while this program also helped Muslims sensitize more to the perceptions about them among the majority community, it should also serve as an eye opener for the nation too, as many pointed out in the social media. They said that four fingers are pointed at the wider community, when an accusing finger was pointed out at the Muslims. It meant that the nation in general should take heed of the many social evils in their midst. Alcoholism, drug menace, extremism, breakdown of law and order, rule of law being observed in the breach, despicable political culture, corruption as well as hate and bigotry among many other areas are all social evils which have affected the wider community, and should raise alarm bells in the decision making rooms. Our country alas!is on the path towards a ‘pariah status’ and the train has already left the station, and will reach the destination soon, if timely action is not taken even now.

In this context, there is a growing realization that politics is a ‘too serious’ matter to be left in the hands of politicians alone. Time has come for the intellectuals of all hues to guide the political class to create a policy-based political system instead of the present person/party-based system which has led to corrupt and inefficient governance styles. Already initiatives have already begun with like-minded intellectuals and professionals of all hues and races, realizing the imperative need to take hold of the steering wheels of the Titanic on the verge of breakdown, which is a very positive development. As poet Alice Walker once said: “Activism is my rent for living on this planet”. Therefore, act now, we must! although belated, at least in the interest of our future progeny. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once warned: “A time comes when silence is betrayal … We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak…. There is no such a thing as being too late”. 

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    I would warn the Sinhalese to beware of this writer and many others who are loyal to only one thing, Sharia law, and are in the stage of “Taqiya”, which is non other than deceit and deception. They allude to “crimes” committed by others but never talk about the massacres conducted by Moslems, whether it is utter destruction of the ancient universities of India such as Nalanda and Taxila, or the recent abominable acts of terror in Europe, USA and Middle East. Instead writers like this engage in deceit to talk to the Sinhalese and Tamils and persuade them to allow time until Lanka reached the point of no return, around 2030, when Moslems will become the majority in the country.

    Already, in the age groups from newborns to 30 year olds Moslems are the majority when the whole country is considered. Lanka’s Eastern province is becoming a Moslem land, not only with these numbers but also with architecture and landscape. The howl of the call to prayer is heard all over the country. When I visited the country, even during the troubled period from 1980 -2000 this was rare, only heard in cities. Now you literally cannot escape it wherever you go. Menacing Moslems men are prowling the streets, staring at tourists, especially women, in obvious hatred of the freedoms of the West and perhaps with ideas of rape and sodomy in their minds. Things will start to destabilize very fast when the only age group where Sinhalese are in majority, from age 45 upwards, start aging and retiring. They have failed their progeny, by very small families and sometimes no children at all. Tamil fecundity is even worse, and many have perished in the apocalypse brought about by the Tiger, giving way to the Moslems, who are marrying into Tamil families and turning them Moslems every day.

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      Our Muslim community cannot be held responsible for the events committed in Taxila, Nalanda, or elsewhere. Similarly, the Sinhalese cannot be held responsible for the purge of Muslims in Burma.
      However, the Sinhalese will be responsible for their own downfall if they do not check the virulent nationalist elements in their midst – particularly the mad monk and his acolytes who are hell-bent on causing misery for the minorities. Political expediency will ensure that not a single Sinhalese political leader or politician will speak out against the actions of nationalist trouble makers for fear of losing the Buddhist vote.
      Be warned; the ghost of Cyril Mathew is alive and stalking our communities looking for the chance to reprise his evil inglorious Black July exploits.

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      “When I visited the country, even during the troubled period from 1980 -2000 this was rare, only heard in cities”…”Tamil fecundity is even worse, and many have perished in the apocalypse brought about by the Tiger, giving way to the Moslems”

      Ha..ha..sounds like a croc-tears of a member belonging to remote-gang that makes sure SL never develops to achieve their ulterior motives. “If I don’t have it, no-one should have it” mindset.

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        Hey JC,
        Don’t you know the real reason that Nalanda was burnt by the Muslims? It was full of paedophilic monks. You see, Muslims are very straight in sexual matters . Just go look at Shah Jahan’s 300 room harem in Agra.

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          Muslims should also be straightforward about their low intelligence levels. That is why they make such comments.

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      Sinhalese should be ashamed of your type of people who cannot understand a simple article which talks of facts and only a call to look inwards and outwards. It talks of many social evils in our society and our declining political culture,. Instead of doing it, it is regretted that you are look at Muslims alone when 4 fingers are pointed at all of us. Your types are a liability to all of us. Please keep away and lock yourself in your chambers and take your medicines.

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      Just get off whatever you are taking Jay or whatever. How can 10% of the population overtake the population of the entire nation ??? What a load of BS. I guess that you have never heard the “howl” from Buddhist statues everywhere !!! your ears only hear the Muslim call for prayer (3 – 4 minutes)!!! Piss off scumbag

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      How brilliant Mr. Chambers.
      Your yet unleashed intellectual strength obviously lies in fiction writing…. and surely I cannot be the first one to say this.

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      Yo Jay Chambers or whoever, What the crap you are talking you silly Goblin? You mentioned Sharia Law, I mean we need to ask from Muslim scholar about the definition of what sharia mean. Next: you have mentioned about “Taqiya” with inverted commas….Which means, you are being dumbed by some gook. I asked searched everywhere what TAQIYA means. These are imaginary words used by the Israeli backed Zionist keyboard warriors and activists to spread lies about the Muslims. The Islamophobia project has listed several items like what you are alleging in your SHIT OF WRITING you have displayed above. This is the same line TERRORIST Gnanasara was taking in public utterances and in his infamous GOVIGAMA MAFIA backed propaganda against the Muslims. We, and even the Muslims know all these age old GARBAGE ALLEGATIONS repeated million times in the anti Muslim website and in the Media. Do you have any thing new???? See, the world knows why the SINHALA BUDDHIST RACISTS suddenly took up arms against the Muslims. Its the Zionist project working from behind. The SINHALA leadership have bought over by the ZION…….and You are very brave to talk about SODOMY…. Do you know? Whats happening in the Catholic church? And have you visited PIZZAGATE issue? White house is filled with the blood of little children, raped and murdered. In the US, every year, nearly 1.5 million children are going missing….. Watch PIZZAGATE… you will know how much FREEDOM the West have given to its people. The Bulk of your allegations are ALL WORLD FAMOUS CRAPS – repeated by the boring Islamophobic Pro-Isareli piglets.Take a nap buddy!

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    Another cry in the wilderness! Sadly, as long as we have political leaders who rely on crooks, thugs and factions to bolster their position, we will end up having nominations for those same class of people who are only in parliament in order to enjoy the perks of their position, and to suck the public purse dry. Naming and shaming has had no effect on our political leaders. Sri Lanka has not learnt its lessons over the years. The nationalist elements are now happy to leave our armed forces to keep the Tamil community subdued, and under control. These growing forces led by the mad monk and his acolytes are going after the Muslim community. They will stop at nothing short of violence to get their way of achieving a cleansing. Neither this President nor this Prime Minister will lift a finger to help the Muslims, and don’t count on any other Sinhalese political leader to speak out. Unchecked, we will see another ‘Black Month’ and our passive Muslim community will suffer intolerable indignities. The danger is that outside forces will seek to redress the balance. The result, another thirty years of misery.?

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    About the 10th line of your first para:
    “(After the end of the war) Mahinda allowed racist elements to virtually hijack his engine control room……. “
    I can see that you have selective amnesia. They were not racist elements. They were the patriots and nationalists who helped Mahinda to wipe out terrorism. Mind my reminding you, it was sheer patriotism of young soldiers who joined the Army in tens of thousands who contributed with life to end terrorism.
    You talk about intellectuals. Tamil and Muslim intellectuals never said a word in support of ending terrorism. Instead they poured venom into people’s mind to be divided and develop animosity against Sinhalese which even continues until this day. Tamils and Muslims are the most benefited in the aftermath of 2009.
    Every time when Tamils and Muslims talk about their race and religion, it is the freedom of expression and freedom of religion.
    Every time when Sinhalese talk about their race and Buddhism, it is racism.
    During election season, everybody can witness how selfish are Tamils and Muslims and how vigorously they bargain with Sinhalese politicians making most ludicrous demands like self rule to North and East and Ministerial posts.
    We are again heading for another major election. But, I think this time Sinhalese will make a big difference and the Sinhalese leaders will have to FIRST listen to Sinhalese. People already say that they will not vote any Sinhalese political party which accommodates Rishad Bathiudeen. How about that!

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      “People already say that they will not vote any Sinhalese political party which accommodates Rishad Bathiudeen. How about that!”

      So that many numbers of Youtube videos, Facebook Pages and other social media posting and racist comments these days about Wilpattu has a political hand, not just a love for nature alone?

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        Mohd
        Rishad is the man who razed down a large part of Wilpattu rain forest under both governments. There is no way he gets a third chance.

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          Champa,

          Destroying a national resource is a crime, no doubts. But Rishad is not the President, PM or the man in charge of Ministry of Environment, National Forest Department or the Wildlife Department?

          Why people on top of him, and the authorities could not stop him, if such a destruction has been committed?

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    Sinhala families got misled by the slogan ‘Punchi Paula Raththaran’ (small family is golden). In order to deal with the impact of this Sri Lanka should adopt a ‘Two Children’ policy. Free health, education and any other social benefits should be given to two children and for others parents should be asked to pay the full cost. Such a policy will be a deterrent to those who breed like rabbits.

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      Eagle Eye,

      “Free health, education and any other social benefits should be given to two children and for others parents should be asked to pay the full cost.”

      Wonderful idea. Can you also suggest a way how the Govt is going to exempt those extra kids from taxing? Please don’t forget that an average person pays somewhere between LKR 300 to LKR 500 a day as tax, and there is nothing called free-lunch!

      So, 300 X 30 X a member is a good income for a month. How many kids get sick in a month? What is the quality of free Health / Education people receive in return?

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    Harees ,how many Sinhalese or Tamil business entities do you patronize ? How about 5 star hotels they serve pork. ? Don’t pass on to others what every bigoted cell in your body does !

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    CT

    What a Load of HATE Message from one who is obviously NOT resident in Sri Lanka. It is very surprising that you should deem it fit to publish this ABOMINABLE, BASELESS and Downright RACIST Comment. Here is hoping that you will delete this VENOMOUS comment forthwith.

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      Wild cries against freedom of speech are to be expected from those who want to hide the facts. Muhandi is one of them. Call anything you don’t like Hate Speech and try to suppress the voice. If CT succumbs to these efforts that will be a sad day indeed.

      And why does residency matter? Yes, I do not live in SL but I visit often and have a unique perspective. Why should the Lankans not hear it.

      Also, many people who will determine the fate of this beautiful island are not living there. They are in Beijing, Washington D.C. and London.

      Rather than suppress my voice, you should encourage more and more voices from all over the word t weight in on the fate of the most beautiful land that nature (or God, pick your choice) created, that is called Lanka and the most hospitable, innocent and loving people in the world, the Lankan Sinhalese

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        If Jay Chambers is your Real name, you are obviously is a white racist. And whom do the white racists Hate most? No need to give the obvious answer.

        If it is an Assumed name, what else won’t you assume?

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          Mr. Moo Handy Ram, why don’t you respond with facts to what I mentioned? Why do you need to know my heritage, race or nationality? Why do my credentials matter to anyone. Just focus on what I said. Let’s discuss facts and figures, not mumbo jumbo about fiction and my heritage.

          And hopefully freedom of speech will prevail in this forum. I will NEVER threaten anyone, promote violence but will be courageous and fact based in my discussions. If you are a reasonable so will you.

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    Tamils in Sri |Lanka and majority of civilized and educated Sinhalese brothers and sisters understand the pathetic plight of the Tamils and Muslims. The dirty politicians poisoned the minds of the rural people to come to power and loot the state and even prepared to sell part of the country to get more commissions etc.
    Tamils are demanding their legal rights of self-determination. In Canada with several communities live united and peacefully why no Sri Lanka.?
    Tamils legitimate demands must be met for Sri Lanka to prosper

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      Kumarathasan Rasingam,

      Can you please tell us what are these legitimate demands?
      ————-
      Also I would like to request you to tell us “What is it that the Sinhalayo are enjoying that the other communities are not enjoying because they are not Sinhala?’.

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    One of the most unfortunate crises of our time is how hate and bigotry

    How can the parliament control or discuss end up with fighting like we saw one MP was hospitalised and another accused of brandishing a knife during an all-out brawl on the floor of Sri Lanka’s parliament, When you hate someone, they hate them until it hurts.

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    Muslims are the same all over the world. Muslims are the same in the past and in the present. They are very self-centered and selfish. They do not tell the truth and are always dishonest. Even in Sri-Lanka they never mentioned what they did. Ven. Galabodaatthe Ghanasara provided them a very good Decoy so anti-Sinhala buddhists could use it for their benefit.

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    This is the sad plight that the minorities in Sri Lanka are. Even the Bradby Shield is no exception despite all claims being made that it is a friendly game. Take the case of Romesh Angunawela, who has now produced a music video on the Bradby by the name of Viyole. You can view this song on YouTube. This guy Romesh, in reality, is an ardent Sinhala racist. I once saw him attack a Tamil. On another occasion, he assaulted his sister’s boyfriend because he was Tamil.

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      The brutal attack on the Tamil guy by Romesh Angunawela happened at the Queens Hotel in Kandy. The attack was instigated by his former wife Sushila De Silva and her sister Vinita Samarasinghe. Sushila is now working for an American NGO called International Executive Services Corps (IESC). This proves that NGO thugs are no better than other thugs.
      Sometime back, Sushila used to work for an NGO called South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka (SAPSRI). She was sacked from this place. You can note from Sushila’s LinkedIn profile that she has made no mention of her stint at SAPSRI and that she has conveniently left it out! Sushila’s sister Vinita is currently living in Germany. This racist woman is a Certified Intercultural Trainer!

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    Two Captains are in charge of the ship called Sri Lanka. They are like Captain Smith of the Titanic. Both of our Captains have weak brains and weaker backbones. The better educated one is actually more superstitious than the poorly educated one! God Help Us All!

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      God will help us all..
      ‘ I have called upon You,
      For You will hear me, O
      God’ (Psalms).

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    God will help us all..
    ‘ I have called upon You,
    For You will hear me, O
    God’ (Psalms).

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    Dear J.C. Check your head with a good doctor. why do you have such a hatred towards with Muslims and you and Brenton Tarrant who killed 50 people in Christchurch have same agenda.. you love blood bath and you want to see more blood. You are really a racists. You and far right groups are in a same track. so, it is duty of peace loving people of the world to expose dirty tricks of people like you. You brain is dominated with evil thought of Satan.

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      I only have love for Lanka and the Sinhalese, who are naively falling into the demographic trap set up by the Moslems, breeding like rats, with no family planning, which is how they conquer other lands. Lankans watched in horror and disgust when Bamyan Buddha’s were destroyed by Jihadis, they looked the other way while European countries like France, Belgium and Germany were attached by Moslem suicide bombings. They want to believe the usual native compassion will rub off on the Moslems, and they will pay the price in our own lifetimes when the Moslems take over the country politically, just like the economic dominance which is now almost complete. Lankans Sinhalese and Tamils must unite now and use pragmatic methods to counter this menace.

      Meanwhile, Jihadi fanatics are now in the US Senate too. For the first time openly racist, anti-Semitic forces in the form of Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib. They were appointed to their positions by mostly naïve white Americans who never believed that these snakes will usurps their vote to use the Senate as platform to attach the Jewish people and Israel.

      Lanka has only one real friend in the battle against the Jihadi fanatics. Its Israel. China can be used for some tactical support but the strategy can only come from Israel. If the Lankan Sinhales and Tamils can only understand this and reach out to Israel and appeal for help, then there is still a chance to avoid the Jihadi apocalypse which is coming no later than 2030 or 2040 which will destroy the Lankan culture, its rich heritage of tolerant Buddhism, Hinduism and local pagan beliefs.

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        Jay Chambers, do you watch the movie, Independence Day daily?

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    To convey the power of nature why quote the Titanic? We experienced the power of the 2004 X’mas Day tsunami.
    There was something in common though. Movie barons exploited the Titanic Disaster.
    What happened to the Tsunami Aid? We have got used to the ‘Culture’ which followed.
    .
    SL (formerly Ceylon) is no Titanic.
    It s a small fishing boat always rocking and on an aimless path.
    The boat will be rescued from sinking just in time.

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