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Wanda Pethi & Facebook Racism

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Prime Minister and Minister of Law and Order has suffered a blow as he assumed his new portfolio with the unleashing of violence by some Sinhala Buddhist vigilante groups against Muslims at D S Senanayake Veediya, Ampara. The litmus test for the Prime Minister as Minister of Law and Order lies in his willingness to take firm action against violence on minorities and making sure law and order prevail.

A mosque, a local teashop, many vehicles and other property belonging to Muslims were vandalized and burnt, causing millions in losses. The extremist mob this time has claimed that Muslims are introducing contraceptive tablets in food sold in restaurants that would make Sinhala men and women barren. They maintain that the Muslims are mixing these dangerous tablets to ensure that the Sinhala population does not grow and the Muslims could become the majority community in the country. Statistical evidence shows that there has been a proportional population growth of all communities since the census of 1871.

The violence in Ampara could not have been a spontaneous reaction by any affected person as hundreds gathered within minutes in the middle of the night. How and why did this large group gather at such short notice at a little known location where this violence broke out needs to be investigated. If it were due to any conflict with the proprietor of the teashop, why would they attack and destroy a mosque, which is 150 meters away from the teashop?  As in all communal or ethnic violence in the history of Sri Lanka, the Police had arrived after the horse had bolted from the stables. They have failed to arrest any of the culprits who caused so much destruction within a short distance of the Police Station.  The local Police Station was not even a hundred meters away from the scene of violence and local residents say it took them over one hour to arrive at the scene after it was reported. Serious charges of police complicity have been leveled  for failing to control this racist attack not just in Ampara, but also in Aluthgama and many other places as in the past.

Gynecologists and health experts confirm that there is no oral pill available anywhere in the world that could make a person barren, yet some Buddhist priests and racists continue to brainwash the average Sinhalese with this canard so that hate is propagated against the Muslim community. Social media has become the main platform for these extremist hate mongers. (blob:https://web.whatsapp.com/58e221c0-0284-471f-a1c9-83e5abfc5637)

This myth of contraceptive use to control the population growth of Sinhala Buddhists by Muslims was created a few years ago to target the textile retail chains owned by Muslim businessmen. There have been periodic calls to boycott Muslim eating-houses, textile retailers, etc. The call to boycott Muslim textile dealers often happens a few months before the Sinhala/Tamil New Year confirming the suspicion that these are undertaken or financed by commercial interests. The usual claim is that toffees mixed with contraceptives were given free to their Sinhala female customers, special contraceptive sprays have been used in lingerie to prevent pregnancy, jells are embedded in brassieres, etc, to affect the reproductive system of Buddhist females. The average Sinhalese started believing these, with growing suspicion and hatred towards Muslims became common in Buddhist majority cities and villages. Successive governments have ignored the various complaints made to the Police and to other government authorities by hundreds of Muslims. A lie repeated continuously convinces many as the truth as even enlightened Buddhists have become suspicious of Muslims.

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has called upon the Prime Minister and Minister of Law and Order to investigate these charges through the Sri Lanka Police and Health authorities. They have also requested the authorities to appoint a team of doctors and health scientists to investigate whether there is any possibility of making people barren using any drug introduced through food consumed in restaurants or elsewhere. A thorough investigation and clarification by health experts will dispel this myth and restore peace amongst the different ethnic communities. Rupavahini’s 8 pm news bulletin of February 28th carried total dismissal of this myth by a few respected doctors. The media should play its role in dispelling this myth.

The majority of Muslims voted for the Yahapalanaya coalition in January and August 2015 mainly because of the extreme racism experienced during the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Now, we witness the reemergence of that trend in the recent months by hate mongers mainly using social media. Immediate attention is needed by the Government to nip it in the bud. Some may say the bud has already blossomed!

Facebook heroes and hate mongers continue to intimidate Muslims and post live videos threatening violence against innocent people. The Evangelical Christians too face the wrath of these hate mongers. Their churches and prayer centers are constantly attacked and destroyed. Christians participating in prayer meetings are also assaulted. This is a major scam mainly done as a fund raising gimmick for personal monetary gain by a few Facebook heroes. The gullible, especially the Sinhala Diaspora continue to donate to these Facebook heroes.

Where were these ‘defenders of the Sinhala race’ who are unleashing hate and violence now, during the war? Why did they not have the will or courage to protect country and race then? They now ride on the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers and citizens, on their tears and blood, to realize their personal and political agenda.

The extremists started their assault on the Muslims by destroying a 400-year-old historic shrine in Anuradhapura and moved to remove a 65-year-old Mosque in Dambulla claiming that it was a historic Buddhist city. Between 2013 and January 2015, there were 538 incidents of hate, intimidation and violence against Muslims in different parts of the country. Successive governments have failed to maintain the rule of law to ensure the freedom to practice one’s religion.

Former President Rajapaksa sadly missed a golden opportunity. Yahapalanaya of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should not make the same mistake, to miss the opportunity of uniting Sri Lankans and forging ahead with development to ensure Sri Lanka is placed on the global map for peace and not racial intolerance.

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    Hilmy Ahamed

    Now is the time to let the Muslim Home Guards come in from the cold or at least acknowledge its existence.

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      Bring ’em on………………………………………………………………………….

      That would be bloody fantastic. The young Lions are salivating at the prospect of slaughtering the Warthogs.

      The Sinhalese aren’t afraid of any monkey’s existence.

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        Retired hurt SHAMFUL, You bloody cowards hid inside shit holes at the thought of Praba. You wouldn’t know where to poke your fuc…ing head if the Thambi’s take their dick out. Don’t worry, the thambi’s dont like as…holes, so protect your women

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          Muslim home guards have courage only to kill Tamils and destroy their properties. They will never raise their finger against Sinhalese as they know what will happen. Leave home guards aside, where are the Islamic warriors who usually demonstrate at the drop of a hat, who are remaining silent. Why none of the Muslim politicians had openly condemned these acts, other than fear of being victimised by Sinhalese.

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:

        Are you an escort in Safari; talking always about animals? Be especially thankful to tigers that dumped you like an unworthy leftover food on a table to live this long, seeing no calories you can give back their efforts.

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            Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:

            Brother, if you’re a real ex-military personnel, please add some respect to the SL forces that gave you a job, salary, facilities, some training on killing and the respectful title that you’re ignorantly or purposely prefixing and making it look funny by adding your name next to it and writing all immature filthy stuff like raping, killing, sniffing women, rioting and acting a cheap racist.

            Now the war is over and you’re not in the battle field any more. Who cares if you’re a Rtd. Lieutenant or deserted Lieutenant? People care who you’re without the title, and how you respect others earns your respect. Please grow up bro.

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          M. Sajjad

          “Are you an escort in Safari; talking always about animals? “

          He is perhaps interested in bestiality or a practicing necrophilia.

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        Retarded…………………………….. Shameless Perera

        “The young Lions are salivating at the prospect of slaughtering the Warthogs”

        Well how many Lions can you borrow from the zoo? Note you will be charged for animal cruelty.

        I can sense a Walter Mitty characters in this forum. Is it you?

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        who said donkeys are afraid of monkeys. some of the cardboard heroes ran when koti came to colombo in 93…
        Retarded Regi learn to live in peace and make Srilanka a better place to live.
        You definitely need some saliva in the right place.

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    Dear educated , peace loving srilankans. please watch Doctors ( Sinkala Budists doctors ) interview telecast in Rupawahini News about sterilising pills ;

    https://www.facebook.com/ECHO.TAMIL/videos/866458083527258/

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    Hilmy, What the hell are you talking about? You guys supported the UNP and the Yahapalana duo at all elections and now why are you crying foul? Those who instigated violence during the Rajapaksa era are now the Yahapalana government? How conveniently have you forgotten such ministers as Ranawaka and Rajitha Senaratna when you write about racial violence in SL?

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      Gema

      There have been ONLY two elections – Presidential and Parliamentary when the UNP and Yahapalana duo contested and obviously All who voted for the duo – not just Muslims – in the Presidential elections also voted for them in the Parliamentary elections. How come just two elections become “all elections”?

      Is it wrong for those who voted for a Party or Person to complain about that Party or Person when Promises are not fulfilled or Wrongs are committed?

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      IDIOT GEMA: Rajitha Senarathne is saying he is Socialist. but he talks for Tamil when he goes to North with CBK and MANGALA. He supports muslims every time when something goes. check the history. HE scolds buddhist monks even though he says he is buddhist monks.What did Champiaka Ranawaka do. IS it because you think they are MISADITUWAS for you. Why don’t you talk about TAMil and MUSLIM 9 by name they are tribalists or rwligious fanatics) doing double talk and muslims doing what they used to do.
      Rajitha Senarathne is supposed to sign for 40 consignements of narcotics. Govt knows it I heard. I heard his wealth is in Vanuvathu.

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    Total ignorance of science. Rumours spread by drunks lead to unfortunate attacks. I wish the President and PM issued a joint statement. As far as anyone can tell, there are no such things as “infertility” drugs. There are hormonal pills to regulate progesterone and testosterone etc. But those need prescriptions. Birth control pills have to be taken by women daily or on a regular basis to regulate their menstruation cycle. There are RU-486 type of Morning after pills that prevent a pregnancy in case of rape, date rape or a woman having sex without other protection including condoms. Those are one-dose pills that will prevent a pregnancy and now available over the counter in Europe. They also need to be taken within a certain window after sex. As as most information is concerned there are no mass produced pills to cause impotency or infertility in males or females. Vasectomy and Tubectomies and other surgery can stop unwanted or unplanned pregnancies.

    I am shocked and disgusted at vicious rumours that lead to mass hysteria. Why can’t the govt be pro-active? This sort of attack on one another is bad. Now if someone is selling addictive prescription drugs like Oxycontin or other dangerous Opioids that needs to be investigated. But this absolute farce/hoax about “wanda pethi” needs to be stopped. I doubt if cops know facts too. Time to stop the clown brigade from taking over role of MRI. Please Mr. President and Mr. PM show leadership and use SCIENCE to dispel these rumours that lead to ugly attacks.

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    Is this the brave hero Hilmy who many times issued open challenges in CT, “IF YAHAPALANAYA IS NOT DOING.. WE WILL…….”

    Hilmy seems to be tamed after Amparai or not sure if is playing low profile for occasion. But his dishonesty couldn’t be hidden. He is sure of what the rapist army did and how the government is hiding the massive war crimes not investigating. By praising his heroes, he one more time trying to play Paramilitary of Journalism, like the Razick Kzhu and the Veeramunai, Amparai Heroes, the HG played in physical in East. If the Rapist army, Razick Kuzhu and HG remains praised for what they did to Tamil, why Hilmy now is lamenting for these police protecting the vandals of Amparai? Like the Rapists and murderer worth to be praised by Hilmy, thugs deserve police protection and impunity; No?

    They now ride on the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers and citizens, on their tears and blood, to realize their personal and political agenda.
    Hilmy, the MMDA advocate, still earnestly hoping riding on his art of wedging is the way to go.

    A thorough investigation and clarification by health experts will dispel this myth and restore peace amongst the different ethnic communities. Rupavahini’s 8 pm news bulletin of February 28th carried total dismissal of this myth by a few respected doctors. The media should play its role in dispelling this myth.

    There is a Supreme Court verdict that Federal Constitution is not separation. During the
    LG Election campaigns, in East, Muslim Ministers kept delivering speeches that “Blood River will flow” if they are separated from Sinhalese by a Federal Constitution.

    Let’s hope the government’s assurances will fix elite and erudite Muslims writers and Leaders first and then the lower end illiterate rowdy Sinhala mops.

    If this is not bringing thought of unity in Hilmy’s mind, he assembled Allah to the divider of the earth!

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    Momhamed , we get it. Sinhalese are terrible terrible people and Muslims are warm, cuddly and progressive.

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      So Niro, you like to be cuddled by a warm Muslim. I am at your call

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    Hilmy your UNP collegues are responsible for Aluthgama. Ask Rajitha and Patali. This is the second phase. Time opportunistic thambi’s realize who the real enemy is.

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      Patriot

      Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
      Mark Twain

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    The 1983 riots were an organized massacre of innocent Tamils nationwide. Sinhala Buddhist Ministers, sent their thugs and killers in lorries, to attack, loot, and kill.
    J.R. Jayawardene said after days of silence “the Sinhala people have retaliated”, thus
    adding to the tensions, and enabling the thugs to continue their looting.
    He should have condemned the violence against all minorities, and stopped the massacre immediately, not waited days, and hours.

    It is a shame, that by silence, the present regime is enabling these thugs, and uneducated louts, to spread false, unfounded rumors, with the craziest of accusations.t
    Whatever happened to immediately making a strong statement, condemning the violence, throwing these scumbags into prison, if they continued their mission of hate?
    How about safeguarding the minorities and their property?
    Would the Sirisena/Wickemasinghe regime, be just as mute, had this been a temple destroyed and the Buddhist homes and businesses attacked?
    They are no different from the Rajapaksa’s.

    This is no way to protect the people who mostly voted for them.

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    Suppression, oppression, aggression, frustration, violence and terrorism lead to devastation. It could be seen as a violent expression of disagreements and frustration often arising from unmet needs & aspirations. Failure to fulfill such needs and aspirations could lead to eruptions of full-blown conflicts. Reincarnation of another LTTE or ISIS appears to be inevitable and which certainly leads to destruction of the state of Srilanka.

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    This “Emotional Eruption” and the subsequent violence account for the psychological and behavioral patterns of the modern day people living in Sri Lanka. Even that accounts largely for the LG election results of 10th Feb. That system, (another Wanda Peththa) placed in place by the Legislature and the voters of all shades are at cross roads to find a solution for the problem of setting up of Local Government. So many more “Wanda Pehti” will be in distribution in the coming days, months and years to be fed into both men and women of all ethnic, religious groups. The people will consume it and think of the effects only later; then it will be too late.

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    Dambulla is of course a Historic Buddhist town. I ain’t no Buddhist but our Buddhist friends here will be able to attest to that. The only place Muslims will have in Dambulla is to sweeps the roads that lead to the temple. What is 65 years in a town whose history goes back over 2500 years?

    The 65 year old illegal Muslim Mosque should have been burnt down 64 years ago. Just because it’s 64 years late doesn’t make the Mosque a legitimate one.

    Or let me ask Warthogs here, did Allah visit Dambulla on his way to Mecca? LMFSAO!!

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      Hellol…….Rtd.. We think your entire wisdom now retired.. I was told that ALLAH never visit to any place where ugly, terrifying idols are kept..

      What Buddisrowdies are doing to grab particularly muslims land ..dont u know ?

      Those rowdies with the help of kaavi rowdies , crawling into lands of muslims and put a Statue of Budda . The next day all budda rowdies get together and entered the lands forcibly captured using Budda Idol and claiming this is our Lands so need to build a vikara..

      Shame on these buddisrowwwdies in srilanka.. Yesterday too it happened at WELIMADA , in the distric of Kandy. watch vedio in link ; its in Tamil language.

      https://www.facebook.com/MadawalaNewsWeb/videos/1648883135198012/

      We personally came across many land grabbing incidents using Budda STATUE.

      Now adays, BUDDA BECAME ‘ ILLEGAL BUDDA’ or HORA BUDDA in Srilanka. Your guys putting a statue of Budda in someone else land and then start worshipping the same …

      Tell your friends to be a TRUE BUDIST if they needed to be .. Can you come forward and preach these rowdies not to use BUDDA STATUE to grab others land illegally ? How can you remove the label of HORA BUDDA from other community ?

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      Retarded ………. Shameless Tamil women sniffing kallathonie Perera

      How and when did Dambulla “convert” to a Historic Buddhist town?
      Does it mean only by building too many unnecessary Viharas make a town historic Buddhist?

      “The 65 year old illegal Muslim Mosque should have been burnt down 64 years ago”

      Please feel free to do it whenever you go mad as your people did since 1915.

      FYI whether 2500 years or 65 years it does not matter as long as facts remain stubbornly the same. Buddhism, Hinduism , Christianity, Islam, the languages Tamil Sinhala and English, and the culture mostly South Indian were brought to this island by your kallathonie ancestors.

      Isn’t it too rich to talk about 2500 years of history whereas you very often tend to forget about your Kallathonie ancestors?

      Plant some Bodhi Trees, build a few Viharas, …. hang a few Buddhist flags (introduced in 1885 and was jointly designed by J R de Silva and foreigner Colonel Henry S Olcott ) and claim moon too is a Historic Buddhist Planet.

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    What is the point in wasting resources by investigating these charges through the Sri Lanka Police and Health authorities if the motive is different and firm that will come up with a different stories next time?

    Govt needs to pressurize the law enforcement to discourage this sort of funny things instead. As a Sri Lankan I feel ashamed when these sort of news come online and in social media to face a foreigner who might think we are the dumbest lot in the world.

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    Mr. Hilmy ahemd. Even too much Soya products can cause men sexually weak – or women like and infertile. check under phytoestrogen. MSG can cause women abort fetuses. Besides, birth control pills can make women lose their preganancy. Do not say there are no drugs. Thsi is the only thing that is ust susepected and people accuse muslims of. But there are many other things extremist muslims and muslims politicians continue. We here so many cases. Only thing is no one is surveying abd making statistics. IT is like your MMDA. there are women here and there suffering because they were forced to get married when they were young. and all sorts of abuuses agaisnt women. Muslim harm muslims of other sects. but, you people never complain. Only when it is some rural commotion, come and colpmplain. there should be another explanation to these instead of religious fanaticism.

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      I don’t know which direction Srilanka is going to go? It is very obvious that people are divided and country is divided under the rule of Srilankans. The reality is that Sinhalese think they are the rulers and the human law does apply to them. Sinhalese votes for Sinhalese politicians, Tamils vote for Tamil politicians, Muslims vote for Muslim politicians. Sinhalese are suspicion of Tamils, Tamils are suspicion of Sinhalese and Muslims and Muslims are suspicion of Tamils and Sinhalese. I don’t know whether suspicions are real or they are pretend. Within Sinhalese there are divisions (kandians Vs low country Sinhalese, Rural Vs Urban Sinhalese). Nearly 99 percent of the law and order institutions (police, army, Navy) are Sinhalese and they are not in a position to implement law and order against because they will be treated as traitors if they take action against fellow Sinhalese. This is the beauty of democracy where two political party compete each other for power. This is nothing new. This is continued for seven decades and that is why we had frequent large scale violence ended with large scale massacres. I am hundred percent sure that this nation never be free of violence and one day all three communities will be eliminated from the map of this island.

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    (Rtd) Lt. R.S. Perera,

    What/Who in tarnation is LMFSAO!!!? Pls educate us – the ignorant.

    Vanangamudi

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    My question is simple. Why can’t Sirisena/Ranil issue a statement calling all parties to stop this meaningless violence.? I suspect that Yahalapana is trying to stoke communal flames in order to deflect from the utter mess in which the country is.
    There is no government in Sri Lanka today with various ministers attacking each other in public.

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      Percy
      The answer to your simple question is, “ MR told them not to issue any statements or take any action to arrest the culprits who caused the recent violence. Zag Amparai”.

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    Sinhalese must learn that Muslims in Lanka have crossed over into the most ffanatical Wahabi throes in which hundreds of them have already joined and fought for ISIS and other terror groups. It is definitely well within the capabilities of Muslims to poison food, add carcinogenic stuff to cheap tea leaves that the poor Sinhalese buy, into chicken and other farmed items in Lanka. The doctors who dispute are talking through their posteriors.
    There is a major plot to make the Sinhalese a minority and turn Lanka into another crazy, Muslim majority hell hole like Pakistan. The Sinhalese who have a wealth of legend and Buddhist ethos must fight back and crush the Muslim hydra and chop off its head before it fanatical terror engulfs this beautiful land.

    The time is now. Its time for action!!

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    Despite having gone through A bloody war for more than 30 years, these despicable commenting idiots still talk in communal lines.
    In this rate it’s hard to imagine that we end up in another long running war. These idiots don’t realise that it’s a minor matter for a any country to fund any side here for inciting violence. The result will be decades long misery to the innocent. Only thing is those that will be in power will amass more wealth to their kith.
    These heroes attain bravery only behind their keyboards. They don’t know that the first quality of a real hero is the respect to human life, Because they’re not.

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      ABORTION PILLS AND SATHAKUPTHA is been raided by the Police Authorities in Large quantities In The Custody Of MUSLIM Civilians,Traders Etc…….SATHAKUPTHA Mixed With SUDURU Was Caught By The Police When Distributing In Sinhalese Areas…..30000 Metric Tonnes Of SATHAKUPTHA Raided From A Stores Owned By A Muslim…..In Kandy Muslim Shop Was Sealed By The Police In Front Of A Leading Girls School For Selling Food Contaminated With ABORTION PILLS……..MUSLIM KIND HEARTED GENTLEMEN Was Caught RED HANDED by the police Opposite The Colombo General Hospital And Out Side DE ZOYSA LINNING HOME Distributing LUNCH PACKETS FREE OF CHARGE TO WOMEN PATIENTS Contaminated With ABORTION PILLS……………….If Anyone wants Info You Can Get Info From The Police Stations Of These Areas And Refer To The Past News Papers ………..MUSLIM EXREMISTS ARE Adding Poisonous Drugs To The Food Of The Sinhala People And Attempt to poison a human being Which Is A Criminal Offence ………. 1907 Hague Convention Classifies The Use Of Poisons As Weapons A war Crime Against Humanity And Should Be Given The Death Penalty

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