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Top UN Committee Says Tamil, Muslim And Christian Minorities Continue To Be Discriminated In Sri Lanka

Just days ahead of the visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Sri Lanka, a top United Nations Committee has highlighted that discrimination against Tamil, Muslim and Cristian minorities persisted despite the coalition government’s commitment to promote and protect human rights in the country.

Jose Francisco Cali Tzay

Jose Francisco Cali Tzay

This was highlighted by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recently in Geneva which concluded the examination of the combined tenth to seventeenth periodic report of Sri Lanka on its implementation of the provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

During the discussion, Experts welcomed the new Government’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights in Sri Lanka, but noted that despite efforts, discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities persisted, referring particularly to discrimination against Muslims and against plantation communities.

Presenting the report, Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said that the new Government of Sri Lanka was committed to provide stability, protect human rights and strengthen democracy. He listed a number of measures aimed at strengthening human rights protection and the rule of law, particularly the introduction of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, the recent establishment of an Office on the Missing Persons, and current consultations relating to the National Human Rights Action Plan 2017-2021. He referred to past abuses by separatist terrorist groups and said that several issues had remained unaddressed since the end of the conflict in 2009, including violations of human rights and humanitarian law by both sides.

Jose Francisco Cali Tzay, Committee Member and Country Rapporteur for Sri Lanka said that discrimination against Tamil, Muslim and Christian minorities persisted, and that antagonist attitudes continued to take place. He regretted that Sri Lanka’s periodic report failed to address the complexity of the situation on the ground.

Cali Tzay however noted with satisfaction the adoption of the nineteenth Constitutional Amendment as well as the Government’s commitment toward reconciliation, but noted that progress was needed to consolidate the national human rights commission, protect witnesses and abolish capital punishment. “It was regrettable that the report did not contain data on human rights violations and prosecutions. The shadow report presented by civil society organizations, together with United Nations resolutions and reports by United Nations human rights mechanisms, offered a very different image of that presented by the Government. These discrepancies were very concerning. The starting point to achieve reconciliation was to recognise errors of the past and address current challenges. Continuing to deny problems would not solve the problems,” he said.

Continuing, he noted that the Tamil population continued to suffer discrimination, and to lack access to public services in their own language. The police agents in the north of the country for the most part did not speak the Tamil language. What measures had been taken to protect Tamil women from multiple discrimination that they continued to face?, he asked.

“Communities continued to live in fear, the Rapporteur said, particularly of the continued presence of the military in the area. Furthermore, he underlined the importance that the Tamil population had access to public places to bury and commemorate their dead, and regretted discrimination against them in that regard, which could constitute an obstacle to lasting peace and reconciliation.

He asked what measures had been taken to resettle internally displaced persons, Tamil refugees and members of the Muslim minority? What was being done to prevent sexual harassment against these persons?

Continuing, the Rapporteur asked whether human rights training was provided to law enforcement personnel, and if so what the effects of such training had been on the protection of minorities from discrimination and abuse.

The delegation said that initiatives had been taken to promote tolerance and harmony and to combat hate speech, including intercultural and interfaith dialogues. Steps had been taken to prosecute cases of violence against places of worship. “The Government did not condone any form of hate speech or intolerance,” the delegation said.

Another Expert asked for detailed figures regarding the ethnicity of those detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. She noted that this legislation belonged to a particular era, and asked whether the Government was considering repealing it.

In response, Aryasinha said that all were equal under the law, and there was no discrimination against any particular group with regard to detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General will visit Sri Lanka from August 31 to September 2. While in Sri Lanka, the Secretary-General will also visit a resettlement site in Jaffna in the North, and participate in an event on the role of youth in reconciliation and coexistence in Galle, in the South.

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    muslims and tamils are minorities and they should remain minorities. they can never be the majority.

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      Ballah,
      World is so large. Do you know there are 1.6 billion muslims live in this world. Over 65 million Tamils live in the world.Do you know how to count billion?
      Count the dogs in Srilanka.

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        For reconciliation INCLUSION of under represented minorities in necessary and the FIRST REQUIREMENT!

        It is telling and a JOKE that the so called office of National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) under CBK has NO Tamils in senior positions! Rather filled with CBK’s Muslim buddies and their sons and daughters.

        The ONUR reconciliation policy is also a JOKE – after months of talking with experts it has produced NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE and is behaving like an implementation agency.

        Let not the Office of Missing persons be like ONUR filled with CBK’s old buddies and their sons and daughters!

        How can an office tasked to do national reconciliation have any impact without representatives and VOICES of the Tamil community that has been most affected by war and RACISM in Sri Lanka?!
        The foreign Ministry has not Tamils in senior posts either..

        The Sri Lanka govt. and foreign Ministry exclude Tamils and rather follows the old Mahinda Jarapassa policy of DIVIDE and RULE the MINORITIES. There is policy of putting UNQUALIFIED and IMMATURE Muslims in positions where there should be TAMIL VOICES as at ONUR.

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          Everyone knows very well that CBKis not an honest person….even her hands are blood strained. She too looted the country and invested primarily in the UK. Now performing strips for some more loots.

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            The `core cause` for all this blood and gore

            is `faith faux pas` buddhism & islam vs rest.

            The symptoms is ethnic violence.

            the races we have in the island are addu, maddu, horse,white mice,no dog race. they only bark..and the caravan moves on.

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        World is so large. Do you know there are 1.6 billion muslims live in this world. Over 65 million Tamils live in the world.Do you know how to count billion?

        As you asy, when christians/Catholics who are over two billions, Muslims and Tamils are majorities in the world, Sinhala people are only about 17 million and Sinhala buddhists are even lesser than that, Why this UN report is whining ?

        Don’t you think that is reverse discrimination, bullying and brainwashing to support christians.

        Because, eventually, Tamil hindus are discrminated by Tamil christians. Muslims are discrminated by christians when ever christians are the majority.

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          jim softy dim wit

          “Sinhala people are only about 17 million and Sinhala buddhists are even lesser than that, Why this UN report is whining”

          According to 2011 census the Sinhala speaking population was about 15 million. How did the Sinhala people increase their share of population by 2 million in just over 5 years?

          Are you or your relatives claiming state relieve under concocted multiple names, probably “ghost claimant”?

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        Ajith, don’t worry. ballah does not know these things about world, people and all as he never went to school. He was cleaning toilets from the day he was born.

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            balla bow wow, ‘edited out’ – brilliant comment. Thanks!!!

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        Ajith,
        mokku sinhala Buddhist never going to change….they only know their stupid language….blood and violence…

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          Mutt don’t forget to set that rat trap in your slum while you do your bit for Eelam.

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      Jose Francisco Cali Tzay

      RE: Top UN Committee Says Tamil, Muslim And Christian Minorities Continue To Be Discriminated In Sri Lanka

      That is because the Para-Sinhala “Buddhists” believe that they are not Paraa, Foreigners, whereas the others are Paras, Foreigners, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      The fact is that the Para-Sinhala Buddhists are Paras too, along with the others and their Religions. Please expose this fact.

      Support is given below.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

      The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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        Dumb Amarasiri:

        You write the same response for every article and you act like a brain dead moron.

        Just FYI, Sri lankan LTTE was supported by the west who wanted to create shanty countries in the world. They are doing it in Africa. they are doing it in Eastern europe.

        Myanmar troubles were created by them.

        Now, they want to do the same in Thailand. they want to devide thailand allong Ethnic lines. do you see similarities ?

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          jim softy, nitwit

          “You write the same response for every article and you act like a brain dead moron.”

          The Para-Sinhala are brain-dead morons, because the data is so overwhelming and clear that the Para-Sinhala do not still get it. Just read the reference.

          It is like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Foucault trying to get morons to understand that it is the Earth spinning on its own axis and going around the Sun, and nor the Sun going around a stationary Earth.

          Morons, are everywhere. The Para-Sinhala do not have it exclusively, to be Morons, even though the Para Sinhala and other Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho are quite numerous, based on their average Native IQ of 79. What percentage of the Paras believe that the Sun goes around the Earth? 50%, 75%, 90%, 95%?

          25% of American and 34 of the Europeans believe that and their Average IQ is around 100!

          1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

          http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

    • 9
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      You the ballahs are not the majority in srilanka.. so you too need to remain away from pro human rights based thought exchanges.

      You the guys can only help Rajakashes from not getting them flooded by their overflowing excrementa. Good luck – Sinhala kollek from London

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    • 10
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      ballah should remain a stray mongrel.

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      ballah, bow wow now get lost.

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      Do not take that name dog as dogs are noble and faithful animals and you are not one. You are evil and racist to the core.
      The Sinhalese only became a majority in the island thanks to the British, who in for their own administrative convenience amalgamated the 1/3 Tamil parts of the island, where the Tamils were in a 100% majority with the 2/3 Sinhalese majority part of the island. By this act they made the ancient Eelam Tamil nation that had live and ruled their land for most of their history from a majority in their own land to a minority in the entire island, giving the racist xenophobic Sinhalese, who ironically are largely descended from Tamil Dalit and other castes imported from South India power over them.

      The British at one time made the island part of the Madras presidency and then later took it out. If they had left the island as part of the Madras presidency, the Sinhalese would now have been part of the Indian union and a minority and then what would Sinhalese racists like you have said. We are a minority so will bow down and surrender our rights. to the majority Hindu Tamil speaking population in the region or the Hindi speaking population of the nation. You will be howling and jumping up and down for Sinhalese rights quoting your Mahavamsa fable as proof for Sinhalese rights.

      If the Tamils were outside immigrants like the island’s Muslims with no land rights until the late 19th century and had lived as a minority under Sinhalese rule from time immemorial then calling us as a minority will be justified. But we were not we are indigenous and had lived in the island form more than 2300 years and had our own land chiefs and kings. We were a separate nation in the island and for most of the island’s history it was more Tamils ruling Sinhalese than Sinhalese ruling Tamils. Even all the so called upper Govigamma and Kandyan aristocracy have a largely Tamil origin. Just because of some quirk of fate the British for their own selfish administrative convenience decided to amalgamated the Tamil Eelam lands and the Eelam Tamil nation with the Sinhalese nation living in the south in 1833, thereby transforming them from a ruling majority in their own land and nation to minority in the entire island and then handing the entire island to a cunning racist Sinhalese majority that had already made secret plans to transform the island to a Sinhalese Buddhist land, dose not negate the Eelam Tamils right for self determination or to be discriminated.

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      These are heart out feeling for MR led Joint murderous opposition.

      THey make every effort to live up their pervacies abusing lanken ethinic difference. We now perfectly know we are all the same…. believe or not, we should all lankens should be given the equal status.

      We Sinhalayas to be represented by Ballahs, OR Rajakashes are the same… they are racists born racists not knowing the basics about poltiics.

      I am ashamed to be sinahalya when thinking about the aggressive mind sets of these fundementallists.

      For me, lanken fundementalits led by Rajaakshes are even worst than late Prabakaran led LTTERs.

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      Morons like Ballah feel left out as he/she feels not fair being bullied by others and not having an opportunity to bully anybody. That is the way of the world when you are not in the majority. Are you a stray ballah or do you belong to somebody?

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    The report highlights that the reconcilitation is not only about changes to the law but also the real practical changes in the ground. The report highlighted that the police force in the North East and the military are not from the people of that area. If you are civil servant working in the North East you should be able to communicate fluently and able to understand the needs of the public. It is sad that the police force in the North East are still more than 95% are from the South. Those who serve in the North do not bother about rule of law but they only bother about how to make money for their family in the South. It is well known fact people are afraid to ask any questions against police force because they are above the law. In 1983, LTTE attacked a military vechicle and 13 soldiers died. The Tamils lived in the country was murdered. the poor man on the upcountry was murdered. If the military was manned by combined Tamils and Sinhalese, don’t you think that situation would have been different. Unless there is a real change in the attitude of the Governments, there is going to be no real reconciliation.

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      All Lies! The Muslims are well looked after by successive Govt. Muslims holds ministerial positions in every Govt. there are over 2000 Mosques in the country from Point Pedro to Matara. Thousands of Sinhalese and Tamil Youths died in the war as the Muslims are just observers and improved their living conditions.

      The Tamils are discriminated from the time of Independence with SINHALA ONLY Act. and Govt. sponsored colonization.

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        “”Top UN Committee Says Tamil, Muslim And Christian Minorities Continue To Be Discriminated In Sri Lanka””

        Hindu Modi had just won the state, then some Muslims started beating up Hindu on pilgrimage so they got more than they bargained for in a majority Hindu nation- 2002 Gujarat riots,

        The west/and media was quick to pick and use it to manipulate the next Prime minister- they strayed from Mayawathies shoes to riots from American point of view ($5000 per article). Even today die hard Islamist portray 2002 Gujarat riots, which was a matter cleared at courts- they rely on Quran and do not live in the present. Obama the liar state dept. has lost his shoes. (never believe media until research of news)

        Aluthgama riots of sri lanka just 4 muslims died while July 83 several more by burning alive and muslim looting the tamils- a whole city compared to a muslim village.

        Unnecessarily one man was castigated internationally by all the bum jacks living off charity payment rackets. Were the Muslims (pan arab) guilty here YES and BBS was made a fool by the ruling Buddhist.

        UN consultant to please your Head Master(pan islam) and Obama Hussain you made a canny statement short of the truth and twisted it for a different result so that your life is prolonged as consultant.

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        There is a difference between Muslims and Muslims politicians. Muslim politicians are involved in the opportunistic politics but these are temporory benefits and not goes to ordinary Muslims.

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          “”difference between”
          class caste one marriage or speaks to my wife??
          the koran is final.
          your catholic tamil priest like brown who went missing were different so you had nandikadal and rounding of tamils??

          you are chamcha gutne workforce. like any other stupid force- don’t know what to do.

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    This man should know that not only Tamils and Muslims are discriminated, even the members of majority Sinhalese are discriminated. What the hell UN can do to remedy this feudal systems!

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      there is nothing for the buddhist to say for we feel the truth we don’t think the truth to lie,- its a buddhist muslim kiribath + wattalapam from 48.

      ideally disenfranchise the voter or wipe the island clean off the map as Trump plans to do with iraq and colonise with oil companies and family.

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        Ranjith – you d better go to Mannig market. Or first try to learn to add your two cts worth in a comphreheisble manner. Many on this forum are educated. They discuss issues in a manner that the readers can get it easily. But your anderedemala remain not clear from the day 1. If this platform is not match with yours, please leave it.

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          “”Ranjith – you d better go to Mannig market. “”

          He He HeHeHeHeHeHeHeHeHeHe,

          Hingannage Thuwale ; මැර කල්ලි palanaya.

          Sinhala iskole buffon, your use by date has expired.
          Go stand under the sewers of Modawanse brigade then see if you understand Latin.

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      “What the hell UN can do to remedy this feudal systems! “

      you are born to lie and from working class.

      SirMao ushered in the left era Premadasa died and you are back in the left era of `udran kanna pakshya` you better commit suicide that your way of left life does not work- simple but to put your swollen head front is Plo Pot.

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    Such a report by neutral observers in an international forum is a disgrace to the Good Governance a.k.a Yahapalanaya government.

    Will Sirisena and Wickremasinghe take note, travel to the north, and speak with citizens privately, without the presence of any state officers and politicians including the Police, Army and the Governor, to learn the truth?

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    These are the guys who said Saddam Husein had Nuclear Weapons and bombed that country back to stone age. These are the guys who said Libya will be better off after Gaddhafi. These are scum who wallow on the misery of people courtesy of NGO’s and self serving Agenda’s of individual countries. These guys should be chased off from Sri Lanka like how Premadasa did to Gladstone. It is a shame that Aussie Dollar pocketing head and the boot licking Dress Designer is busy selling our pride so dirt cheap to outsiders. Shame Shame.

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    “This was highlighted by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recently in Geneva”

    What these `over paid` (more than American Government servants)
    retired government muckshifters don’t say is,
    it’s a concerted fascist buddhist+muslim faith killing than racist bunkum.
    Estado Nuevo Portuguese technique with a twist of islam.

    FASCISM OF BUDDHIST + MUSLIM (the immigrant)
    IS THE DISEASE- Hingannage Thuwale .(nonhealing beggar’s wound)

    (disenfranchise the voter or wipe off the map o and allow new settlers like USA)

    All lankans playing geopolitics are a danger to indian ocean peace zone – ,

    **race is to do with physical characteristics.(black, yellow, white europeans)

    **ethnic is to do with physical and social characteristics.(tamil, sinhala,gujarati (hindu and muslim,) bengali (hindu and muslim) )

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    Seriously! What measures have “yahapalanaya” taken when it comes to a proper national language policy? Barring a few exceptions, Tamils’ still face serious difficulties when they visit any kind of government institution. Strict language policy should implemented from your local “Grama Niladhari” upwards to all level of the government. The key here is well trained interpreters. What national training program does “yahapalanaya” propose for bilingual/trilingual interpreters? You need an army of interpreters to serve the nation. There are so many unemployed graduates from the arts-streams. Why not at least train these people? Just singing the national anthem in two languages at the independence day is not enough. Those are symbolic measure. What is needed is practical measures.

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      What is the national language policy for those democratic western countries.

      Only english.

      Why a different ruile for Sri lanka ?

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        Ignorance at its best.

        Here are developed nations with multiple official languages:

        * Switzerland: German, French, Italian, Romansh
        * Belgium: Dutch, French, German
        * Singapore: English, Mandarin, Chinese Dialects, Malay, Tamil (only 9% of Singaporeans speak Tamil, yet it has equal status)
        * Canada: English, French
        * New Zealand: Māori (English is a de facto official language)
        * Israel: Hebrew, Arabic

        In addition to that South Africa more than 10 official languages. Even during apartheid there were 2 official languages – English and Afrikaans

        Here is comprehensive list of nations with multiple official languages –
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_multilingual_countries_and_regions

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        Jim Softy,

        You’re right,

        it’s not Tamils and Muslims, it’s innocent Sinhalese people are discriminated now; mainly by the UN.

        How long it’ll take for the UN to understand that only Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka are racial.

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        Jim Shit, in Canada the official languages are English and French. See I told you never went to school.

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    Top UN Committee Says Tamil, Muslim And Christian Minorities Continue To Be Discriminated In Sri Lanka

    what does UN committee has told about Saudi Arabia ?

    UN is a mouth of the US agenda. UN is working to fulfill US needs.

    If Asian, Far eastern and Latin american countries establish another world boy, UN has to wind up.

    Now, time has come for that.

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      Ane bung! Do you live in Saudi Arabia? If not, who gives a $h!+ about Saudi Arabia? As Sri Lankan citizens our 1st priority is to our own country. Sri Lanka has more than enough problems to solves. Throughout recorded history world powers meddled in the affairs of smaller nations. Sri Lanka being a very small nation will face pressure from many side. Yes you are right about that. But, your whining won’t stop their meddling. The best we can do is to treat our fellow citizens equally/compassionately while navigating the mind field known as “International Politics”.

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        Do you live in Saudi Arabia? If not, who gives a $h!+ about Saudi Arabia? As Sri Lankan citizens our 1st priority is to our own country.

        What a donkey youi are ?

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    It is all about american Expansionism, globalization, Human rights, Center for policy altnerantives, Trnaparency internaional, United nationa are all working for that. Internationalized dollar, Fees earend from dollar based transactions apy for these things. So, it is paid by the world for the benefit of some one.

    It is like poor devotees making the Vatican bank filthy rich and priests – sexual perverts.

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    http://www.globalresearch.ca/french-police-force-burkini-clad-muslim-women-to-remove-their-clothes-on-a-public-beach/5542530

    See the above link how French govt has legalized and banned wearing a Burkini (a woman covering the head with a piece of cloth). that is discrmination. burkini does not cover the body or the face. It just covers only the head. why it is pisses of French. It is discrmination.

    Why don’t they ban european women wearing a hat ?

    Where is United Nations in these?

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    NGO tried hard to stop elephants parade in Asala festivities in kandy but failed. now trying to take revenge from Sinhalese Buddhists. Evangelical church. tawheed wahhadi movement and some Tamil diaspora must be behind this move.Their dollars may be a carrot for so called UN COMMITTEE. they all should know every action has its equal and opposite reactions.that may be very naughty one.every you know venomous reptile or dangerous animals attack only if provoked.

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      He he hehehehehehehehe,

      NGO does not give you alla bathala money?
      NGO’s have lots of western tax payers money. For every penny we pay them the tax man gives them the equivalent.
      That is european society of faith and charity unlike yours to kill the rich and beg from them too when you are not capable to manufacture a gun.

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    Ajith -The concept of reconciliation is only on paper and the govt.
    does not have a plan to convince and spread communal harmony among
    the major communities and follow a policy of live and let live to
    move forward. They are not playing their part well as their real intentions are different.

    It is clear that the Tamils are taken for a long ride, once again and TNA plays the second fiddle. The Govt, taking advantage of the soft heart, the Tamils have for the Govt. currently due to promise of co-
    existence with equal rights and terror free administration,has embarked
    on a long term secret plan to colonize the N/E with Sinhala people, not that they are short of lands in the South, nor the Sinhala people want to live in arid, hot & sticky land in N/E, compared to their healthy lands with plenty of water and good climatic conditions in the South, but what the Govt.wants is to wipe out the concept of Federalism
    and build a unitary state by force as the country is suited for federal
    -ism since the two minorities live separately in two adjacent provinces
    speaking the same language,Tamil & with almost similar culture.The plan
    is working satisfactorily while TNA has opened the Tamil lands and given a free hand for the govt.to exploit.SLFP/UNP have the same policy
    but MR wanted to do it by force and got the wrath of the IC and the UN but MS/RW are doing it cunningly,pleasing the IC in some other ways on one hand and throwing some crumbs to the minorities, periodically.
    The Muslims are at the receiving end now, having finished with the Tamils and unless they cooperate with the Tamils in getting the N/E
    council strengthened, with land and Police powers in their hands,they will not have any place to go. Eastern province politicians and not Hakeem, the Colombo Muslim elite,should be worried that coming colours
    are not good for them.
    Arid lands in the rural areas are being released to the people at a slow pace, intentionally in N/E to please the IC while holding on to fertile and prime lands for their purpose and in preparation for slow occupation,Buddhist temples and schools are being built, though there are no people to worship or study at present and Govt. pretends not to know that such activities are going on and put the blame on indivduals and groups ,conveniently .Armed forces are kept active in N/E to crush any agitations, if the people start protesting against these moves,in the future.

    The Governor of North was in a mighty hurry to have the investors forum
    in Jaffna w/o consultations with NPC in an attempt to transfer the southern money to North so that the southerners own the businesses and natives becomes the labour force like in the Hill country.There is big money in fisheries Industry and farming in N/E. So one could easily see
    ,except TNA of course, that noose is slowly being tightened around the necks of the Tamils.

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    If you guys do not want southerners to invest in Jaffna, ask the Tamil businessmen who thrive on Sinhala customers to go back to Jaffna and start business. If Tamils can do business in Sinhala areas, what is the problem with Sinhala people starting business in the North. All the historical evidences show that Sinhala kingdoms thrived in the North-Central part of Sri Lanka. There is no bloody Tamil traditional homeland in Sri Lanka.

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      SL Citizen – You are far behind time. All the businessmen were either
      killed or chased away with their businesses burnt during the pogrom
      organized by the racists in July 1983 and they never returned except
      to Colombo, which a cosmopolitan city of Sri Lanka, where not only Tamils but Chinese, Japanese, English and various nationalities do
      business.

      Pls go back to the history books (genuine ones) and learn about Tamil
      Kingdoms, which existed in Lanka and King Elara/Prince Duttu Gemunu
      encounter was a proof of history. Kingdoms never existed without their
      subjects (People) and this answers your question on Tamil homelands.

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    The Governor of North was in a mighty hurry to have the investors forum in Jaffna w/o consultations with NPC in an attempt to transfer the southern money to North so that the southerners own the businesses and natives becomes the labour force like in the Hill country.

    This is how Tamils want it.

    In colombo all the businesses are owned by muslims and Tamils. Sinhala people are hired and abused.

    Muslim use sinhala women as sexual objects because they needs the job.

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      It is no secret that I campaign fro racial and religious amity and it is my wish to maintain the level of speech so that it does not inflame passions of hatred. But when a comment is made of the type as quoted above “Muslim use sinhala women as sexual objects because they needs the job” naturally it defeats my cherished objective. I have not seen clear reports say of molestations or attempted molestation by Muslim men on Sinhala women by at large. If the allegation is not substantiated it only becomes an assertion that promotes ethno/religious hatred. On the other hand if ther is material to prove the point, then laeve alone the prosection of offenders but the women’s bureau and social services must engage on a campaign to eradicate the menace. In Singapore if a man, irrespective of his religion is upto sexual misconduct of this type then several strokes of the cane, which is reputed to be exttremely painful, is the order of the day.

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      Jim Softy – Blatant lie . 90% of the Businesses are run by the Singhalese, at least, after the 83 riots when the businesses
      owned by Tamils were burnt out and the Tamils holds the least
      now.

      Better withdraw your last sentence as Sri Lanka is a civilised country and you are demeaning your own kind.

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    Reconciliation must not be ethnic. There has to be reconciliation even with in ethnicity. Is there reconciliation amongst castes for instance? Be it Tamil or Sinhalese.

    The only answer is Rule of Law, Justice and Fair play for all the citizens. That is the only way for all Sri Lankans to unite.
    These idiots from abroad are playing geo politics and misleading the locals. The latest geopolitical modus operandi you see today especially in the ME is creation of ethane religeous conflicts fuelled from abroad so that the natural resources can be stolen with the help of the corrupt politicians.
    After the LTTE debacle what have we been left with a army of disabled, army of widows and an army of crooks. We do not want arepitition . we have enough crooks filling the whole of society.

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    Extremists, especially in saffron robes, should be dealt very severely for rabble rousing and leading the attacks on minorities. We have lived in harmony for hundreds of years, and we should not allow outside forces to influence idiots who are easily manipulated into harming our minority citizens. Many nations are now suffering the consequences of such interference, where evil forces are deliberately turning one against the other, arming oppositions to topple their government, resulting in civilians being killed and fleeing their nation. All part of a larger picture that we will never understand.

    We have to nip this in the bud before this now peaceful country becomes yet another nation in turmoil, and communal strife. We have suffered the consequences of ethnic war, and we cannot afford another.

    It is time our leaders kept reminding the people that we are all Sri Lankans and belong here.

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    I myself visited Vienna to study the work of IAEA, UNIDO and all other UN agencies based in Vienna most of UN employees like this Rapporteur bugger work just for a living. If they do not write sensational reports no body notices existence of such a parasite in the UN body people in SriLanka Tamils Muslims Christians know the truth. as a Sinhala man I like if all those who hate sinhala Buddhists can get together and start a joint jihad to wipe out Sinhalese Buddhists. If such a Holy war can launched against Sinhalese all these problems to minorities can be eliminated for good . This is what the Tamils and Muslims etc. want, why not do it Such a Jihad will give us also an option not to repeat the mistake of 2009 half finishing the cancer. Sinhalese will have the option of wiping out and eliminating all illegal immigrants to this land since 3rd century AD If the tamils and muslims bum suckers of such nariyas of UN AND GET THE BASTARDS to write such rubbish by providing false information. please start a holy war against us .

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    jim softy – we are talking this nonsense for centuries about west use divide and rule on Asians. Do you accept we are born stupid people and allow others to use us. Even LTTE was created by India and why you stupid allowed it for 30 long years without settling among us and tell others to keep away from our own internal affairs. When they give off dated cluster-chemical bombs and poison injection and many other new findings to test on your country men – you get them with two hands because they are free. You stupid people are very happy to eat even poison from others if they are free. Brother this is not the end, you keep talk Sinhala busiest country like a scratched record without knowing the rats are eating all the roots below ground and soon the big tree will die or fall down even for a small wind. Then we all have to go back to India as refugees from where we migrated at the first place – stupid will remain stupid and rich remain rich, that is God’s creation – You are the master of stupid Sinhala person – Even many army realised LTTE is more reasonable people than their bosses and left without telling them. You were given 30 long years to change but you went from bad to worse – now no chance. Selva told only God can save Tamils but even God can’t save you lot.

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    Jut look around to find out how Sinhala Buddhists are discriminated by all the Western Embassies, all International non governmental organizations,so called. Make a simple survey to find out the proportion of Sinhala Buddhists employed in these places. UNSG is known to be a recent converted Christian. If not it would have been most unlikely that he be considered for that post. We do not know about this Jose Fransisco but can only guess. In the global arena it is obvious that Muslims are blatantly discriminated in the West. If Christians are discriminated in Sri Lanka let the local ‘conventional’ Christians talk about it, not the fundamentalists evangelicals.

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      Chandra

      “Jut look around to find out how Sinhala Buddhists are discriminated by all the Western Embassies, all International non governmental organizations,so called.”

      Let us start a protest against all such institutions. Let pledge we will not stop our protest until all 15 Million Sinhalese (less Christians) are appointed to the top posts.

      You should rope in Wimal Weerawansa to lead a fast unto death protest.

      I will be right behind you.

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    Those in authority think that their denial is enough to rebut anything glaring .They do not care to present facts and figures to rebut the accusations levelled against them . Reconciliation needs a sea change in attitudes and genuine desire to live together as equal citizens with equal protection by the state ,law and governmental machinery.

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    Those in the Christian Church uses Human rigths to open new churches and to convert.

    This Gentleman, Hose Francisco from Gautalamala is also a christian who has invovled in opening churches etc.,

    So, christains using the system to their advantage. Muslims doe sthe same.

    Only the sinhala buddhists are trying to be buddhists and they are derstroying the buddhist – culture in Sri lanka.

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      Jim Shit, why do you have an English version of the Hebrew name? Bloody joker.

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    There are millions of refugees displaced from their own countries and dreaming of returning to their birthplaces in the Middle-East, South America, Central America and North Africa. They have been waiting in shanties for many years ranging from 5 to 50 years. This incompetent former civil servant, most likely from corrupt central America or South America is making a mountain out of a molehill. This wine drinking old man with no credibility of any sort must look at his own backyard first or perhaps the misery endured by millions of
    I wonder what is his hidden agenda.

    The comments made by buggers like this drive Sinhalese back to the control of Mahida Rajapaksa and make him more popular.

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