26 August, 2019

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Violence Against Muslims And The Ugly Face Of Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran –

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran -PM - TGTE

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran -PM – TGTE

The recent spate of violence directed at the Muslim community in Southern Sri Lanka and the pre- meditated attacks on innocent Muslims have spread today to up-country stations such as Badulla, endangering the security of Muslim people in this region.

The violence unleashed against innocent Muslims in the villages of Aluthgama and Dharga Town in the Kalutara district of the Western Province by the Bodu Bala Sena, and the attacks on Muslim places of worship, dwellings and businesses all appear to be expressions of the grand objective of Sinhala Buddhist hegemony to expel them from areas where they have lived for generations. The racial violence against Muslims is an extension of the ethnic pogrom directed at the Tamils in 1983.

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing genocidal measures, first against the Tamils and now the Muslims, making these communities the sacrificial lambs in the altar of Sinhala supremacy, and we share the grief of our Muslim brethren. We also wish to point out that the moment of truth is here for the Muslim and Tamil people to come together forthwith and struggle against the well planned motive of a regime bent on transforming the entire island a paragon of Sinhala Buddhist hegemony.

Historically what started as the movement against Indian business people led by Anagarika Dharmapala in the 1880s, then followed in the form of riots against Christian Sinhalese at Kotahena in 1883, the Sinhala- Muslim riots of 1915, the disenfranchisement of Plantation Tamils in 1950, continued on as the anti-Tamil riots at Kelaniya in July 1956 and the pogroms against Tamils in 1958 and 1977, then the genocidal violence unleashed against the Tamils on a larger scale in 1983. The Genocide against the Tamils committed at Mullivaaikkaal in 2009 is nothing but a clear expression of Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, with the present violence against the Muslims a part of that sweeping trend towards an even more pure Buddhist Sinhala state.

History also records the fact that communal riots in Sri Lanka have always served the need to accomplish the State’s politico-military objectives. The anti-Tamil pogroms of 1958 and 1977 and the genocidal violence of 1983 were all orchestrated by the State machinery. The violence against Muslims today bears witness to the role of the Sri Lankan government in instigating such violence, in the way it failed to heed the call to halt the meeting of Bodu Bala Sena, and the notable inaction by the police to prevent the violence.

The island of Sri Lanka has been the traditional home, not solely to the Buddhists, but also to Tamil- speaking people of the Hindu, Islamic, Christian and Buddhist faiths. People with Tamil as their heritage and language have inhabited the NorthEast region of this island from antiquity, with a distinct territory, means of life and traditions of their own. Though experiencing the influence of different religious doctrines and faiths at different times, these peoples had always enriched their linguistic identity and retained a unity derived from their common language, rather than be divided by religious extremism or ethnic supremacy.

The majoritarian form of democracy practiced in Sri Lanka with all its inherent deficits, combined with the State’s divide-and-rule tactics and the ruling elite’s greed for power, have led to the Tamil-speaking people being dispersed and destroyed in their own traditional homeland and places of natural habitation. Their cultural symbols, means of livelihood and their right to worship are all being sacrificed every day under the hegemony and aggression of the majority and its ugly stance of ethnic supremacy.

At this critical juncture, I make an earnest call, on behalf of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, to all Tamil and Muslim brethren to unite and move forward as Tamil-speaking people, to end all the persecutory maneuvers of the State and to help create a confident society that is economically self-reliant and capable of realizing its right to self-determination.

The Thirst Of Tamils Is Tamil Eelam.

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    Go to hell! What did the LTTE do to the muslims and why? The LTTE and the current government share the same approach to politics and you know it. Before opposing the politics of the government you had better establish that you follow a politic that is not that of the LTTE. You cannot be trusted.

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      Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, stop shedding croc tears and stop funding BBS thru Norway.

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        Can’t you see Muslim, man has a bleeding heart.

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          oh you BBS fool.
          Label everyone in the forum Moslim.
          You buffalos are bankrupt like your regime.
          Pada Shows of your king (kong/gorilla) kekille will be over pretty soon.

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            Yes, you correct. Thats why you cant even get a muslim name and making foolish comments.You seem to be fig and making big pada show than others. As a muslm take a muslim name Thambi

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      Rudrakumaran – you are not in Sri Lanka. You are in New York. So just shut your trap. You do not speak for us in Jaffna. What did you do when the Tamils kicked out the Muslims from our midst? Why are you shedding tears now? You are such a loser! Leave us alone. We have Sampanthan, Sumanthiran, Wigneswaran etc to look after our interests.

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    The crocodile tears FROM the LTTE for the Muslims ETHNICALLY CLEANSED from their homes in the North (by the very same LTTE) with ONLY the clothes on their backs, still living precariously in the South, may fool the US/UK/ and others in the West, but not the people closer to home.

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    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran -PM – TGTE

    “The recent spate of violence directed at the Muslim community in Southern Sri Lanka and the pre- meditated attacks on innocent Muslims have spread today to up-country stations such as Badulla, endangering the security of Muslim people in this region.”

    While it a true , about 10% of Para-Sinhala “Buddhists” in the Land of Native Veddah are racists, the mahority are decent “Buddhists”.

    So, the Terrorist Buddhists need to be targeted, just like the racist LTTE was targeted by the SL State.

    Clean up the sum of Sinhala Buddhists.

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      amASSiri the altar boy, your past memories are described here

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Catholic_sex_abuse_cases_by_country

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        Balu Kela Kolla …. you again? What have you got to bark about matters that concern humans?

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          navin, got any medicine for your disabled organs?

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        you stupid fool
        what has sex abuse got to do with violence against another.
        it is not only who sexually abuse others.
        the chief priest of the croydon buddhist temple is languishing in jail for sex abuse of a minor in his care.
        stick to the subject in question.

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          you stupid idiot perera, were you also there along with amASSiri the altar boy?

  • 12
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    Oh..dear Rudra!

    You again? Are truly so desperate for some attention? To stay somewhat relavant somehow?

    Do you really have any moral right to talk about welfare of Sri Lankan Muslims? Let alone racial harmony.

    Hearing from Rudra & TGTE is bit like getting a “Get Well Card” from an Undertaker.

    Lol!

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      more like hitler condemning the atrocities against jews.
      what a hypocrite just like cameron obama and solheim.

  • 5
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    Rudra to Hakim :-
    “I told you but you did not listen”.
    This may sum up the events.

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    I dont think we need your advise here. You still work against the communal harmony and unity. We could have listen to you if you have taken any constructive and progressive step towards peace.

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    Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran –

    Have you ever heard of Kanthankudi massacre ? why such sympathy toward Muslims now..

    you Tamils and Muslims extremists destroy our Country

    dont waste your time to write crap on CT

    we dont care man.. we won the war.. you all fuuuuuking LTTE defeated

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    The long war has poisoned the minds of even ordinary, decent people making it difficult for them to think rationally.
    Here is Rudra extending, I believe sincerely, sympathies to what another Tamil-speaking people went through – and, probably will go through in the coming months. And he is being reviled for that. The events that took place in Jaffna in the late 90s and Kattankudy are now better understood in the context of what happened then – when many Muslim youth now confess they collaborated with the Army. I don’t see anything wrong with that in the circumstances but the Tigers did. Muslims have since gone back to Jaffna, one of them is an MP and normalcy has fast returned. The TNA and the Tamil people have always taken the side of the Muslims in the post-2009 period. Rauf Hakeem, Azath Salley, Bashir Segu-Dawood et al all see eye to eye with the Tamils today.

    There may come a day soon when those who trash the TGTE will have to eat their words as the British did when they laughed at the PLO and
    Mandela’s ANC at one stage.

    Pandaranayagam

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    Ohoo Big baby come. It is funny he is talking about the Muslims. Hie man majority of Sinhalese, Muslims and even Tamils are living in south side by side. There are extremist every corner in the Sri Lankan society including you. Fortunately, they still the minority.

    You guys are champion of human rights and non-racial polities. Thats why you did the ethnic cleansing in 90 and push all muslims and sinhalese lived in north and south.

    I know you are still in the bed and seeing sweet dream in your dream land called The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam.

    Please have nice sleep baby baba.

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    The Thirst Of Tamils Is/was nandikadaal lagoon

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    Compassion and the Individual

    Tenzin Gyatso; The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

    The purpose of life
    ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.

    I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.

    How to achieve happiness
    For a start, it is possible to divide every kind of happiness and suffering into two main categories: mental and physical. Of the two, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on most of us. Unless we are either gravely ill or deprived of basic necessities, our physical condition plays a secondary role in life. If the body is content, we virtually ignore it. The mind, however, registers every event, no matter how small. Hence we should devote our most serious efforts to bringing about mental peace.

    From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.

    The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. This helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of success in life.

    As long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but every one who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome troubles. Indeed, with this attitude, each new obstacle can be seen as yet another valuable opportunity to improve our mind!

    Thus we can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathy for others’ suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase.

    Our need for love
    Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.

    Inter-dependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law or education, survive by mutual cooperation based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit to the oceans, clouds, forests and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay.

    It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

    We have to consider what we human beings really are. We are not like machine-made objects. If we are merely mechanical entities, then machines themselves could alleviate all of our sufferings and fulfill our needs.

    However, since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. Instead, we should consider our origins and nature to discover what we require.

    Leaving aside the complex question of the creation and evolution of our universe, we can at least agree that each of us is the product of our own parents. In general, our conception took place not just in the context of sexual desire but from our parents’ decision to have a child. Such decisions are founded on responsibility and altruism – the parents compassionate commitment to care of their child until it is able to take care of itself. Thus, from the very moment of our conception, our parents’ love is directly in our creation.

    Moreover, we are completely dependent upon our mothers’ care from the earliest stages of our growth. According to some scientists, a pregnant woman’s mental state, be it calm or agitated, has a direct physical effect on her unborn child.

    The expression of love is also very important at the time of birth. Since the very first thing we do is suck milk from our mothers’ breast, we naturally feel close to her, and she must feel love for us in order to feed us properly; if she feels anger or resentment her milk may not flow freely.

    Then there is the critical period of brain development from the time of birth up to at least the age of three or four, during which time loving physical contact is the single most important factor for the normal growth of the child. If the child is not held, hugged, cuddled, or loved, its development will be impaired and its brain will not mature properly.

    Since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is its most important nourishment. The happiness of childhood, the allaying of the child’s many fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence all depend directly upon love.

    Nowadays, many children grow up in unhappy homes. If they do not receive proper affection, in later life they will rarely love their parents and, not infrequently, will find it hard to love others. This is very sad.

    As children grow older and enter school, their need for support must be met by their teachers. If a teacher not only imparts academic education but also assumes responsibility for preparing students for life, his or her pupils will feel trust and respect and what has been taught will leave an indelible impression on their minds. On the other hand, subjects taught by a teacher who does not show true concern for his or her students’ overall well-being will be regarded as temporary and not retained for long.

    Similarly, if one is sick and being treated in hospital by a doctor who evinces a warm human feeling, one feels at ease and the doctors’ desire to give the best possible care is itself curative, irrespective of the degree of his or her technical skill. On the other hand, if one’s doctor lacks human feeling and displays an unfriendly expression, impatience or casual disregard, one will feel anxious, even if he or she is the most highly qualified doctor and the disease has been correctly diagnosed and the right medication prescribed. Inevitably, patients’ feelings make a difference to the quality and completeness of their recovery.

    Even when we engage in ordinary conversation in everyday life, if someone speaks with human feeling we enjoy listening, and respond accordingly; the whole conversation becomes interesting, however unimportant the topic may be. On the other hand, if a person speaks coldly or harshly, we feel uneasy and wish for a quick end to the interaction. From the least to the most important event, the affection and respect of others are vital for our happiness.

    Recently I met a group of scientists in America who said that the rate of mental illness in their country was quite high-around twelve percent of the population. It became clear during our discussion that the main cause of depression was not a lack of material necessities but a deprivation of the affection of the others.

    So, as you can see from everything I have written so far, one thing seems clear to me: whether or not we are consciously aware of it, from the day we are born, the need for human affection is in our very blood. Even if the affection comes from an animal or someone we would normally consider an enemy, both children and adults will naturally gravitate towards it.

    I believe that no one is born free from the need for love. And this demonstrates that, although some modern schools of thought seek to do so, human beings cannot be defined as solely physical. No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved, because our deeper identity and true character lie in the subjective nature of the mind.

    Developing compassion
    Some of my friends have told me that, while love and compassion are marvelous and good, they are not really very relevant. Our world, they say, is not a place where such beliefs have much influence or power. They claim that anger and hatred are so much a part of human nature that humanity will always be dominated by them. I do not agree.

    We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred-thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are news, compassionate activities are so much part of daily life that they are taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored.

    So far I have been discussing mainly the mental benefits of compassion, but it contributes to good physical health as well, According to my personal experience, mental stability and physical well-being are directly related. Without question, anger and agitation make us more susceptible to illness. On the other hand, if the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease.

    But of course it is also true that we all have an innate self-centeredness that inhibits our love for others. So, since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by only a calm mind, and since such peace of mind is brought about by only a compassionate attitude, how can we develop this? Obviously, it is not enough for us simply to think about how nice compassion is! We need to make a concerted effort to develop it; we must use all the events of our daily life to transform our thoughts and behavior.

    First of all, we must be clear about what we mean by compassion. Many forms of compassionate feeling are mixed with desire and attachment. For instance, the love parents feel of their child is often strongly associated with their own emotional needs, so it is not fully compassionate. Again, in marriage, the love between husband and wife – particularly at the beginning, when each partner still may not know the other’s deeper character very well – depends more on attachment than genuine love. Our desire can be so strong that the person to whom we are attached appears to be good, when in fact he or she is very negative. In addition, we have a tendency to exaggerate small positive qualities. Thus when one partner’s attitude changes, the other partner is often disappointed and his or her attitude changes too. This is an indication that love has been motivated more by personal need than by genuine care for the other individual.

    True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively.

    Of course, developing this kind of compassion is not at all easy! As a start, let us consider the following facts:
    Whether people are beautiful and friendly or unattractive and disruptive, ultimately they are human beings, just like oneself. Like oneself, they want happiness and do not want suffering. Furthermore, their right to overcome suffering and be happy is equal to one’s own. Now, when you recognize that all beings are equal in both their desire for happiness and their right to obtain it, you automatically feel empathy and closeness for them. Through accustoming your mind to this sense of universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems. Nor is this wish selective; it applies equally to all. As long as they are human beings experiencing pleasure and pain just as you do, there is no logical basis to discriminate between them or to alter your concern for them if they behave negatively.

    Let me emphasize that it is within your power, given patience and time, to develop this kind of compassion. Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent �I�, works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion. Indeed, true compassion can be experienced only when this type of self- grasping is eliminated. But this does not mean that we cannot start and make progress now.

    How can we start
    We should begin by removing the greatest hindrances to compassion: anger and hatred. As we all know, these are extremely powerful emotions and they can overwhelm our entire mind. Nevertheless, they can be controlled. If, however, they are not, these negative emotions will plague us – with no extra effort on their part! – and impede our quest for the happiness of a loving mind.

    So as a start, it is useful to investigate whether or not anger is of value. Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring with it more energy, confidence and determination.

    Here, though, we must examine our mental state carefully. While itis true that anger brings extra energy, if we explore the nature of this energy, we discover that it is blind: we cannot be sure whether its result will be positive or negative. This is because anger eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behavior. Moreover, if anger increases to the extreme, one becomes like a mad person, acting in ways that are as damaging to oneself as they are to others.

    It is possible, however, to develop an equally forceful but far more controlled energy with which to handle difficult situations.

    This controlled energy comes not only from a compassionate attitude, but also from reason and patience. These are the most powerful antidotes to anger. Unfortunately, many people misjudge these qualities as signs of weakness. I believe the opposite to be true: that they are the true signs of inner strength. Compassion is by nature gentle, peaceful and soft, but it is very powerful. It is those who easily lose their patience who are insecure and unstable. Thus, to me, the arousal of anger is a direct sign of weakness.

    So, when a problem first arises, try to remain humble and maintain a sincere attitude and be concerned that the outcome is fair. Of course, others may try to take advantage of you, and if your remaining detached only encourages unjust aggression, adopt a strong stand, This, however, should be done with compassion, and if it is necessary to express your views and take strong countermeasures, do so without anger or ill-intent.
    You should realize that even though your opponents appear to be harming you, in the end, their destructive activity will damage only themselves. In order to check your own selfish impulse to retaliate, you should recall your desire to practice compassion and assume responsibility for helping prevent the other person from suffering the consequences of his or her acts.

    Thus, because the measures you employ have been calmly chosen, they will be more effective, more accurate and more forceful. Retaliation based on the blind energy of anger seldom hits the target.

    Friends and enemies
    I must emphasize again that merely thinking that compassion and reason and patience are good will not be enough to develop them. We must wait for difficulties to arise and then attempt to practice them.

    And who creates such opportunities? Not our friends, of course, but our enemies. They are the ones who give us the most trouble, So if we truly wish to learn, we should consider enemies to be our best teacher!

    For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should feel grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind! Also, itis often the case in both personal and public life, that with a change in circumstances, enemies become friends.

    So anger and hatred are always harmful, and unless we train our minds and work to reduce their negative force, they will continue to disturb us and disrupt our attempts to develop a calm mind. Anger and hatred are our real enemies. These are the forces we most need to confront and defeat, not the temporary enemies who appear intermittently throughout life.

    Of course, it is natural and right that we all want friends. I often joke that if you really want to be selfish, you should be very altruistic! You should take good care of others, be concerned for their welfare, help them, serve them, make more friends, make more smiles, The result? When you yourself need help, you find plenty of helpers! If, on the other hand, you neglect the happiness of others, in the long term you will be the loser. And is friendship produced through quarrels and anger, jealousy and intense competitiveness? I do not think so. Only affection brings us genuine close friends.

    In today’s materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

    The trouble is that when things in the world go well for us, we become confident that we can manage by ourselves and feel we do not need friends, but as our status and health decline, we quickly realize how wrong we were. That is the moment when we learn who is really helpful and who is completely useless. So to prepare for that moment, to make genuine friends who will help us when the need arises, we ourselves must cultivate altruism!
    Though sometimes people laugh when I say it, I myself always want more friends. I love smiles. Because of this I have the problem of knowing how to make more friends and how to get more smiles, in particular, genuine smiles. For there are many kinds of smile, such as sarcastic, artificial or diplomatic smiles. Many smiles produce no feeling of satisfaction, and sometimes they can even create suspicion or fear, can’t they? But a genuine smile really gives us a feeling of freshness and is, I believe, unique to human beings. If these are the smiles we want, then we ourselves must create the reasons for them to appear.

    Compassion and the world
    In conclusion, I would like briefly to expand my thoughts beyond the topic of this short piece and make a wider point: individual happiness can contribute in a profound and effective way to the overall improvement of our entire human community.

    Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.

    Ultimately, humanity is one and this small planet is our only home, If we are to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another.

    If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self- worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.

    I believe that at every level of society – familial, tribal, national and international – the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.

    I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.

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    Rude Kumar has converted to accept Muslims as human! The extremist Tamil idealogue who once orchestrated expelling and extterminating all Muslims of Jaffna, now wants to form an alliance with Muslims! It is a shame that incidents such as those in Aluthgama occured, but a vulture/s of Tamil extremism will not miss an opportunity to exploit it. All Sinhalese I know of are willing to accept Muslims, Christians and Hindus as equal citizens, even though they all are recent arrivals to the island in view of its long history. The recent ugly incidents that hurt the Muslim community are very likely to have been fuelled by hostile countries and diaspora community. Muslims did not deserve bad treatment. Muslim community have shown loyalty to Sri lanka unlike the followers of Rude Kumar. I doubt they will accept the offer of “olive branch” from Tamil Terrorists.

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    What happened in Aluthgama was child’s play compared to what Tamils and LTTE did to Muslims of the North and East.

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      What happened to Muslims in the NEP there was unfortunate. Now we know why the LTTE took such strong action. If you don’t know that you should not be making comments here. Soon you will know more of who sent Container loads of arms from the Shipping Ministry a few years ago to the Eastern Province and why. The recent arrest of a Lankan Muslim in Chennai on orders from the Pakistani ISI operative in Colombo to help blast specific U.S. and sensitive Indian defence targets takes the Muslim involvement to a higher dimension. India and US intelligence is fully aware of the plans to attack targets in Tamilnadu using Muslim radicals from the Eastern Province. Pakistan’s fond target is the Atomic plant in Kudankulam in which the role of Lankan Muslims is said to be pretty high. It is unfortunate a few young Lankan Muslims cause so much of trouble to the larger peaceful Muslim community here.

      Backlash

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        Backlash

        “What happened to Muslims in the NEP there was unfortunate. Now we know why the LTTE took such strong action.”

        Why did LTTE and its psychopathic leader VP take callous action? Did the psychopath foresee Muslim Jihadi menace 25 years be fore it took place?

        Why didn’t he allow the poor Muslim’s to take all their possessions including cash and jewellery with them when they were chased out of their homeland?

        Why hasn’t the stupid Tamil diaspora compensated the Muslims for the loss of their assets, income and mental peace?

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          LTTE’s assets became Diaspora assets in the night of 18 May… Overnight transfer!! Then how will they compensate Muslims from their own money??

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    Muslims in North east province should unite together with Tamils for their survival, Few from both sides erred in the past but the need of the hour is unity, you have a common unifying factor which is Tamil. Please note when you were attacked, srilankan embassy in Chennai was siezed by Tamils, not by any muslims in Pakistan. I keep posting this for almost a year. Hope sense prevails with muslims there.

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    Oh please stop shedding crocodile tears Rudrakumaran

    LTTE and Govt were no better in dealing with Muslims

    before you shed tear for Muslims,please answer

    i)Why were Muslims chased out of Jaffna within 24 hrs notice?

    ii)Why did thr LTTE target so many Muslims and kill them brutally?

    Please get lost man

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    How about Tamils killing 150 Muslims in Kathankudi in 1990?

    150 is greater than 3.

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    If Tamils love Muslims so much, we should relocate all Muslims to Jaffna.

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    Hey pseudo proxy Prabha!
    We are all against the BBS! But you have no right to enter into this dialogue! The LTTE killed and maimed not only Sinhala but also Muslims and Taming. You are absolute racists! You are much worse than the BBS.
    PLEASE DON’T TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION, YOU OPPORTUNIST,

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    “The Thirst Of Tamils Is Tamil Eelam”

    There is no harm of dreaming sir. You are free to think, dream or write whatever you want without creating another problem.

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    Muslims should learn the lessons from the experience. They should take the responsibility for what is happening for them now. Muslims and Tamils share the same language and lived together in the North East. Unfortunately they took the wrong decision to support Sinhala Buddhist violence against Tamils to get concessions from Binhala Buddhists. Their actions were more damaging to Tamils than the damage caused by Sinhala Buddhists. It is Muslims who were used by Sinhala Buddhists to oppose international investigation into the massacre of Tamils. They did not bother about what happened to Tamils, their motive is power and getting benefits at the expense of Tamils. The Sinhala Buddhists realised that Muslims are more dangerous than Tamils when the law college exam results were announced some time back where Muslims were passed (don’t know how) at the expense of Tamils and Sinhalese. Unlike Tamils there are number powerful Muslim countries are around the world and they are now big threat to even for developed Nations, so Sinhalese Buddhists cannot safeguard their identify if Muslims become powerful in Sri Lanka.

    It is a reasonable fear that Muslims may become more threat if they are allowed to expand their economic power and population growth. Muslims are very opportunistic and you cannot trust them. The actions of the Sinhala Buddhists against Muslims are wrong but Tamils should cautious about Muslims because they are not trustworthy.

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      Ajith is right. This is not the time to discuss the terrible mistakes Muslims committed against Tamils. But the truth has to be discussed in public sometime. Muslims enthusiastically benefited by grabbing Tamil businesses and homes attacked/abandoned in fear during 7/83 in Colombo, the Western Province, Central Hills and other places. Muslims in the Police, the Army and Govt service tried to place obstacles when coming to deal with Tamils and Tamil businessmen. This must change – and soon. If the Muslims then thought this action of theirs will bring them closer to the Sinhalese they now know their serious folly.
      It is for this Sinhalese in the South openly say they are more comfortable with Tamils as their neighbours than Muslims.

      Hooker

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      I think Sri Lanka is already a Muslim majority country. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, BBS and JHU are promoting the concepts of Islam among Buddhists in Sri Lanka. For example, the destruction caused to the Muslim lives and properties for assaulting a Monk in a road rage is a very Islamic way of handling things. I also think that the BBS Theros have read Quran more times than average Muslims and adhering to its teachings in conducting Buddhism. So it is a kind of Islamic Buddhism that is practiced in Sri Lanka.

      Riots are part of human nature and it arises from jealousness. In 1915, the BBS was not there, but mutual hating existed between Muslims and Sinhalese. Now, it is institutionalised by both parties through SLMC and BBS etc.

      Ajith, I think you have to get civilized a little bit. You just think what would have happened if the majority native people of Sri Lanka had chased away Buddhist preachers when they landed here by the marakala. Instead, they welcomed them and allowed them to become majority here. You mercilessly destroyed their believes, culture and lives and finally made them extinct, and now you don’t want that to happen to you. But you cannot prevent cultural evolution through this kind of hate.

      Secondly, think why three uninvolved Muslims were killed in revenge of one man allegedly assaulting a Monk while there was nothing for another man killing a Monk in Polonnaruwa. The only reason is that the first case involved a Muslim while the murderer in the second case was a Sinhalese. If the Buddhists let the first case also to the police to handle like what they did for the second case, these all un-Islamic and Un-Buddhist incidents would have been prevented. Don’t you think your hearts need some sort of cleansing?

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        Hi Ahamad

        I dont know what are you trying prove. YOu accept that an assault of extreme muslims thugs. it is good part of your comments. On the other hand we Buddhist not approving what the BBS doing. It is not the real bodu power. Bodu power is the kindness. It is not approving even harming any animal (You are the kings of killing animals using (as some of your leaders telling) beautiful and painless killing of animals which used to kill siat muslims all over the world including Sr Lanka(few years ago beruwala))

        We also not that much uncivilised to accept or convert to your barbaric religion which not tolerate any others. One my siat friend always telling me how you gye can bring the terror on the name of your religion.

        But the same time, we reject BBS action which is not buddhist.

        Get lost and do not mak foolish comments like this.

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    Like the pot calling the kettle black.

    Wasn’t he the legal eagle of the LTTE that loved the muslims.

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    You back again Rudra? Just had to get some publicity didn’t you?

    What a miserable photo. Job applications turned down again or is last nights curry playing hell with your stomach?

    The thirst Of Rudra is a decent job.

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    Oh !!!!!! What a pathetic hypocrite ???????????
    Hypocricy does’nt get any better………….Pathetic to the core.

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    RudraKumaran is [Edited out] who should live in the jail.

    Only excuse is he did not do terrorist acts against so called very democratic, ethical, moral – western countries. Instead he did that in a Small Island in Asia.

    So he can talk like a saint.

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    Nandikaddal is treated as a proud movement of Sinhala-Buddhist triumph time, one like or more than that of Dutugamunu’s war against The Tamil King Ellarla, by many of racist the majority community. No part of that story of the 2500 years old war’s physical attributes can be verified with any naturally existing artifacts. At that level, verifying the concept of that it was a Sinhala- Tamil war is out of question. But for Tamil, it is where their armed struggle lost hope. One worst traitor, Kathirkaamar worked against his community and collected the support of more than 22 international countries and preserved it to be used for destruction of Tamils. Even before using his help to destroy Tamils, SL government destroyed him first. That was the prize for that traitor for his faithful duties. This is a lesson we are seeing again in Lankan Muslim leaderships and prediction of what is awaiting to the Muslim leadership form the government they serviced dutifully. By staying together with Sinhalese, Tamils lost many things. Their employments for racial language policies, their properties to the annual celebration like communal riots, their self-respect and peace for bestial sexual abusive behavior, their freedom of expression and write or talk for independence to 6th amendment and the like oppressing regulation targeted at Tamils, their lands for forceful colonization and illegal occupation, their education to the laws like standardization that were not available even in the apathy South Africa those days, many hundreds thousands of lives for targeted bombing and torturing and their freedom to practice their religion.

    Though this is not the complete or even one to be a comprehensive list of Tamils losses during the 66 years of life within the united Lanka, I mentioned few of the losses they faced during the En-slavened and destructive period. Religion is the last one I have mentioned there. The Hindu minority of Lanka practice a different version of Hinduism than known to many as Hinduism. Nature of it is 100% voluntary. There is no forceful element or enforcement for any reason of it is because of the birth or for any other attributes. Because of this extreme voluntary nature, the Hindus did not try to hold on to religion during the external pressure time to abolish the religion, with their other properties.

    The Lankan racism is about Tamil race. The Tamil Community contains three major religions, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. For the external oppression of the majority community, all three religions reacted in different manners with varying mix of the three elements of “Just bear the pain of it, find a way to fight against it, evade or join the oppressors”. As I said earlier, the Hindus gave the least importance for the religion within their losses. In contrast to that Muslim gave the utmost Importance for the religion. Probably, it is the Christian minority might have been the one showed an ideal behavior during this hard time of hegemony and destruction. Now, compared to Hindus, Tamil Christian allowed less damaged to their religion. Further, instead of being selfish minority and trying to protect their customs, culture and property, they came out and provided leadership to the entire Tamil minority during the painful days.

    At the start, like Hindus, the Muslim community accepted the SJV’s Christian leadership. But the opportunists like Badiudin Mahmud like peoples, for personal benefits, divided the Tamil community(Tamils had Thuraiyappa too, but he did not attempt to divide community or live up to that). By taking the hands of the majority they inflicted enormous damage to Tamil Language in Lanka. They claimed they are not Tamils, so their act of destroying the Tamil did not amounted to destroying their own race. So justified that it is OK for them to go ahead and destroy Tamils(other religious communities). That is how, while they took part in anti-minority legislation, they denied their self-destruction behavior. To disown the bad name of “Traitors”, they sheepishly disclaimed the proud-ness of being the part of race of the world’s the oldest living classical Language speakers- The Tamils(Persian countries do disclaim their mother tongue). This gave additional ammunition to the racially motivated government to divide and rule. Some fringe benefits were more than enough to put down these selfish leaders happy. Some of them, with very little understanding of the international politics and internal foreign politics and international laws, fell into day dreams, if the government anytime turn back on them and do the destruction it was doing to the other Tamils Communities, they thought the 1.5 billion Muslim community spread all over the world will just jump into the land (like the Superman in the Hollywood’s kids movie) and destroy their enemy. Government is fully success in persuading the Muslims leaders to take different path, not just away from the rest of the Tamils, eventually, even from the core Muslims community for them these people were giving leadership. Many of the leaders like Bathiyutheen, still unwilling to accept the reality that remains spread around them. They are issuing the government with threat of law suit or complain to middles east to stop giving employment visa or like the petty comedies.

    At the start, after the freedom, Muslims leadership appeared to have accepted the SJV, the all Tamil Christian leader. Soon they deviated and left on their path, successfully persuaded by the racist government.

    After facing non defendable many communal riots which completely destroyed the centuries of painstaking co-habitation build of Tamils in the south, not being able to prevent ever increasing “sinhalasization” which with gazette notification brought the long experienced and highly qualified Tamil employees unqualified for government jobs overnight, not being able to protect its communities from ever surmounting army police abuse and revenging prison term for no crimes committed, after seeing many of the one side abolishment of the pacts which were made with ever increasing give up of the minority rights for the name shake of flexibility, after being left outside (not giving any chance to the Tamils their aspirations heard) on the series of Sinhala-Buddhist Anarchy State building constitutions making processes and after facing many more road blocks the Tamils’ nonviolent struggles failed towards the end of 1970s. SJV’s nonviolent leadership hit on the dead end and came to screeching halt. Tamils turned to armed struggle.

    A reasonable amount of Muslims participated in the armed struggle. The nature of the armed struggle and the neighboring country, India’s ability to influence the purpose of the struggle made the new struggle go through a shaky path. Lankan government and India were able to bring serious damage to it by dividing the Tamils within them and Tamils and Muslims as separate too. The threat of their own lives of the rebels by these divisions made them to seek internal violence. In this, part of the Muslims were guided by the opportunistic leadership and a part fought with along the side of Tamils. But it did not work (The nature of the armed struggle demanded that Muslims either join the Tamils struggle united, or take the hand of the government for petty benefits united). The success of the Lankan government ability to insert wedge at the Muslims political leadership level very quickly flowed down to the secret, well hidden, armed struggle level to. At this stage government has successfully divided the Muslims religious community from rest of the Tamils.

    This is a phenomena not seen in any of the 29 Indian States. Unlike the Lankan Muslims society, who claims that they are Arabians(they are not), the real Persian and Arabian Muslims in many Indian states do not attempt to divide them from their states’ races. In Hindu sacrificial rituals, they pamper and feed sacrificial ram very well for the last two days. On that day, they treat the goat with great dignity and piety and parade it on carts, decorated and garlanded. Unaware of what is awaiting, the over fed, yet greedy goats would be even taste the multicolored flowers and the leaves on the garland and enjoy it. After using the Muslim community as spies and paramilitary forces during the war time, along with other Tamils-Hindu anti-community forces like Devananda, Karuna et al, the government was able to make them to appear in Geneva too in support of it, with some fringe benefits (like garlands – the lavish parties at Geneva -and decoration – additional ceremonial authority-less ministerial post).

    The Long hand of the god has, now, returned to the Muslims leadership for their past sinful mistakes. Many of them are kept forcefully in the government with the threat of prison terms for their past horrendous crimes. None of the leaders in in a free situation to issue a statement of what happened to Muslims in Aluthgama(other than UNP Muslims- But UNP does not condemn riots as it also uses it to control minorities). The paramilitary minister Bathiyutheen was forced to shut up his mouth in the cabinet meeting when he tried to question the complicit of government in the Aluthgama riot.

    To come back to the start, the Hindu Tamils as less cared the religion, they still do not know how many of temples were demolished during 66 years of anti-Tamil campaign (an unofficial count up to 2009 putting it to more than 2700). But, the Hindu prime mister of TGTE, Mr.Visvanathan is the first one to condemn the Thambulla Mosque two years ago. TGTE did not stop with that, they were the only people to conduct all-Religion prayers against Lankan government’s anti-religious activities, in diaspora countries. There was no protest at all in Lanka and mosque attack went into the history with Muslims (uneasy) silent when the prime mister ordered to relocate it.(Kathankudy’s protest was stopped by army) When Mano Ganesan tried to talk about these in the parliament, Azhar, a government nominated M.P. asked him to go and do circumcision before talking on the side of Muslims. Hakeem used it to win the eastern provincial election and right away joined the anti-minority government. The current Muslim leadership remains bought out to that an extent by the government. Even TNA, which has actual Muslims membership it in it, only followed TGTE on condemning at attacks on Muslims.

    The Tamil leaders in Lanka(TNA – especially) cannot issues a full statement like this. They are under the control of 6th amendment. The Muslim leaders do not do it because of the threat of law suits against them for their past crimes. But TGTE go ahead and do it as Government could not get a hold on Diaspora’s democratic organizations like TGTE. Government tried to induce the international governments to proscribe them by abusing an important terrorism prevention act of UN’s section 1373. The countries where TGTE operates refused to government’s request to abuse that law provision. Thanks to those governments, because of that now at least TGTE remains as the only peoples elected organization of Lanka which can openly criticize or issues statements of Lankan government’s human rights violations of communal riots and wars.

    I know this TGTE statement had appeared in the Tamil media immediately right after the Aluthgama riots. This is first time I see it in English. As I do not read Sinhala I am not aware if a Sinhala one has been released or not. (It is noticeable here that their “Charter of Tamil Eelam” states that they are secular country- while Lanka’s constitution states it is a Buddhist country and it uses Sinhala only as the official language irrelevant of what is said in elsewhere- and TGTE’s official languages are Tamil, Sinhala and English).

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    PM Rudra looks the the perfect Common Candidate , Doesn’t he?

    Saviour of the Sriankan Muslims , Current God Father of the Vellal TNA, US citizen with a Million Diaspora backers and the sort of a God send to salvage the UNP Chistian Faction and it’s besieged Leader.

    Fellow US citizen Gota, who has been put under the pump by the SLMC, TNA, and Mangala may even consider giving Rudra a helping hand, to get off the hook as well as pull Pillai Police out too.

    It may be on the codition that Rudra gets Gota his new pet project to turn the Beira lake foreshore in to the Mini Vegas, and a promise from the US that our Sinhala Buddhist South will get at least half the Percapita Income that their fellow inhabitants in the Vella North are promised with the Diaspora Dollars.

    After all isn’t the ex LTTE leader currently Gota’s best mate?.

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    Mr. Rudrakumar, when the despicable LTTE chased all the Muslims out of Jaffna, did you complain. Now that these thugs from the BBS are doing it you are complaining. Both the LTTE and the BBS are a bunch of disgusting criminals. Thank God one is gone, the other is just blooming along with the Rajapakse thugs.

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    ‘The ugly face of Sinhala Buddhist hegemony’ in contrast to Prabhakaran’s resplendent face of Eelam Tamil enlightenment?

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      Date of birth for ” Sinhala Buddhist hegemony” 1915 and since then had several pogroms against Tamils
      Date of birth for Prabhakaran 1970

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        Anpu

        The self confessed war monger and the war crime denier writes:

        ‘The ugly face of Sinhala Buddhist hegemony’ in contrast to Prabhakaran’s resplendent face of Eelam Tamil enlightenment?

        The ugly face of Prabaharan’s hegemony’ in contrast to EPRLF’s resplendent face of Eelam Tamil enlightenment?

        He was a minister in EPRLF run North East Provincial Council. You know what had happened during the time of IPKF occupation.

        Wherever you see war crime being committed you also see Dayan championing the causes of war criminals.

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      Drink some water Dayan! You appears to be having heartburn. I use “Tums-Extra Strength 750”. Did you try that? It really helps though!

      Have some courage to talk subjects. This not UN; here the door is open for everybody. Put your comment in constructive way. Somebody, if know an answer, would reply for that.

      Thanks

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    This wanker seems to have forgotten to mention the atrocities his beloved terrorist LTTE committed against the muslims. and now he has thew audacity to shed crocodile tears.
    i for once do not condone the terrorist BBS led by that terrorist monk, in fact i would go as far as to say that people like him do not deserve to trod on this planet. the same should apply to those that support and encourage them especially the elite in this country who hide behind their high office including the likes of this man who hides in another foreign land still finance terror.

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    Rudrakumaran ypu are a man with no morals. Ypu promoted financed ruthless punde Prabhakaran to inflict mass murder on Muslims, Tamils, Burghers, Sinhalese. Now you are sgedding crocodile tears for Muslims. Yes I’m concerned and shaamed as Sinhalese to see what happened in Aluthgama, I blame the govt: for taking the eye off the ball. You are a descpicable thief, who was investigated by US legal authority for stealing client’s money and funneling it to mass murdering LTTE, under the disguised name to create a homeland for Tamils. Let me tell you, Tamils can always live in Sri Lanka, they are entitled to but, not you Sir, do not ever step foot in Sri Lanka, if you value your life, you will not have a life.

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