24 September, 2018

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Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe Tells Blatant Lies!

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is seen as a blatant liar by the Muslim community. He has become Yahapalanaya’s unofficial patron of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and its controversial leader Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero. He has elevated this thuggish prelate (who was once fined by the Court of law for drunk driving) to the levels of the respected and most Venerable Malwatte and Asgiriya Mahanayakes, to be accorded the privilege of sitting at meetings with the President and other highly respected religious leaders of the country. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s fabrications include racist and malicious accusations targeted against the Muslim community, which he promotes through his Facebook page by paying for boosting his posts amongst the Buddhist community. This is clear evidence of his political hatred of the Muslim community and subscribing to extremist Buddhist racism. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s lies include defending of the frequent racist accusations by Ven. Galagode Atte Gnanasara Thero targeting the Muslim community of destroying the Buddhist archaeological sites and trespassing in archaeological reserves. Being the Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister, he shamelessly declared that a Muslim had forged the deeds of a temple in the Batticaloa District and sold it to a Tamil who had destroyed a Chaitiya. Why did he choose to make public statement to the media without taking recourse through his Attorney General and the Justice system? Being a President counsel and a lead lawyer, he is well aware of laws related to forgery. If anyone had forged a deed, the law has to take its course, whether they are Muslim, Sinhala or Tamil. He is also sympathetic to the other extremist Buddhist monk in Batticaloa, Ampitiye Sumana Thero (who has been charged for pirating electricty) who is on a rampage against the Tamils in the area, publicly threatening government officials with death. Another clear evidence of his racist agenda in support of his masters in the anti-minority camp to drive the minorities away from continuing their support for the Yahapalanaya administration.

Earlier, he courted controversy by claiming under parliamentary privileges that there were 32 Sri Lankan Muslims who had joined the Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIS, (also know as Daesh, ISIL or simply Islamic State). IS is an extremist violent militant group in Iraq and Syria influenced by radical movements with ulterior political agendas. It claims as its objective- to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state in Sunni majority regions of Iraq and Syria. There has been widespread suspicion that the Western governments, Israel and USA, finance the Islamic State (quote). Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s claim of Muslim IS participation caused a huge uproar within and outside the Parliament. Muslim Parliamentarians from the Government benches (where Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe sits) tore his accusations to pieces implying that he was lying in support of a political agenda against the Yahapalanaya. Many of the Parliamentarians and Civil Society have called on the President and Prime Minister to remove him from the post of Justice Minister.

Former Rajapaksa strong man and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is on record saying there is no evidence of IS activity in Sri Lanka. Four overseas Sri Lankans (Muslims) have gone to Syria on humanitarian work with their families. Two are suspected to have joined the fighting forces and one was killed in June 2015. The defense intelligence units have confirmed this and Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had access to this information, yet he chose to cause controversy and mislead the nation. Many Sri Lankans suspect Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe of playing to the dictates of Mahinda Rajapaksa to destabilize the government and bring him back to power by forcing the minorities away from Yahapalanaya.

Social Media reports have highlighted his connection to Avant Garde and Gotabaya Rajapaksa with photographic evidence of his family trip with the family of Avant Garde Boss Nissanka Senadhipathi to Disney world in California, United States of America, supposedly sponsored by Avant Garde Maritime Services. Wijedasa Rajapaksa on numerous occasions has vowed that he will not allow the arrest of former defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa for any excesses during his term as Defense Secretary during the decade long Rajapaksa rule.

The Bodu Bala Sena, which had gone underground with the election of President Maithripala Sirisena in January 2015 resurfaced with their racist agenda by coming forward to contest the parliamentary elections. The majority of the peace loving Buddhists rejected them and a mere 20,337 voted for them island wide. It was clear evidence of the rejection of the hate campaign targeted towards Muslim and other religious minorities by the vast majority of Sinhala Buddhists. It has been rumoured that Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has teamed up with extremist Buddhist groups to support the Rajapaksa camp to drive away the Muslim votes from the current administration by his actions as a government minister, implying that the Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is sympathetic to Buddhist extremism. The Attorney General’s Department (AG) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) have not taken any action against the 5 complaints made at Police headquarters and 44 cases in the Aluthgama Magistrate’s Courts against Ven. Galagoada Atte Gnanasara Thero on the Aluthgama violence.

The radical extremist head of Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero continues to create hate and blaspheme the Muslims, Islam, our holy Prophet and Almighty Allah. In a video released to social media on or about the 1st of December 2016, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Himi as follows:

“Kuragala is a historically important place where over 12,000 monks resided. Some consider this place the Diva Guhawa because there is a beautiful plane there. But Sailani Muslims took over this place. Now this is a bloody problem. There is no God. This God doesn’t even have a face. So we ask what testicles are they showing? If I put it simply, since we have to speak in ‘pure Sinhala’, which is understood by everyone. What is this religion? This place has a name given by the Whites. They’ve destroyed all the Buddhist countries like Afghanistan. They’ve come here now to pray saying they’re praying to God. They say that this is close to our culture. They make us feel that their faith is like ours, that there is nothing wrong if they too pray there. This is a trick they’re playing on us. This is how they caught Kuragala. During the season who comes there? Princes and princesses from the Middle East. They take over this place. Then they make a connection from Kuragala to Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak). They will say this is Diva guhawa where God urinated. Then they’ll say God kept His foot on Adam’s Peak. Because, Allah is a big octopus. Allah is a big octopus. He urinates in one place. He defecates in another place. That’s what they say. They say the whole world is Allah’s. We cannot let this fairy tale continue. We say this has to stop. No matter which powerful person intervenes, we will go on. We ask the Government not to test the patience of our youth.”

This again is clear evidence of extremists who are at the beck and call of political animals that were hell bent on destabilising the hard earned peace and reconciliation under the Yahapalanaya government. The Muslim community who were under extremist attacks throughout the Rajapakasa regime breathed a sigh of relief on January 9th with the election of President Maithripala Sirisena. Almost the entire minority community voted en-block to defeat the Rajapaksa regime mainly due to their support for Buddhist extremists, their racist campaigns and alleged corruption.

There has been widespread suspicion that the defence intelligence masterminded many controversies of racial hatred during the regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa. In addition to handling the Bodu Bala Sena, it is suspected that they also helped and were handling the Muslim group called the Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamaath (SLTJ), which follows the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath headed by its controversial leader P. Jainulabdeen.

In April 2013 SLTJ’s Abdul Razick raised ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka by his verbal abuse of the noble religion of Buddhism and Lord Buddha in particular. His charge of cannibalism by Lord Buddha and ridiculing the triple gem to mean just three stones landed him in court based on a complaint filed by Ven. Soranathota Chandrarathana Thero with the Colombo Crime Division (CCD). The allegation was that the SLTJ released video footage which insulted Lord Buddha and the Sinhala Buddhist community. A little know fact that did not attract any media attention was that the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema and Muslim Civil Society also intervened in Court and pleaded with the Magistrate to sentence Abdul Razick and six others with maximum punishment. Gotabaya Rajapaksa confidant and President’s Counsel Ali Sabry appeared on behalf of the Muslims against Razick. Azath Salley, the leader of the National Unity Alliance too intervened through his Attorney N M Shaheed and appealed to the Magistrate not to grant bail to Abdul Razick for inciting hate. He was remanded and later released on bail with strict orders to apologize to the Mahanayake Theros. Again, Abdul Razick caused controversy by his abuse of Ven. Gnanasara Thero during a protest march in November 2016. He was arrested and remanded on charges of violations of his bail condition.

Islam forbids hate mongering and Abdul Razick’s hate mongering has no place in Islam or amongst the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Muslims have vehemently condemned his verbal attack towards the hate mongering extremist, Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero as unislamic. Razick certainly has no sympathizers amongst the Muslim community.

It has long been suspected that the national intelligence unit of the Ministry of Defence had sympathizers of the Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath within who encouraged the SLTJ to incite the larger Buddhist community to hate Muslims to achieve the last government’s political objectives. Against the plea of the Muslims, the Magistrate granted Abdul Razick bail that led to even more suspicion that forces in the Government had sympathy towards the SLTJ.

The first wave of attacks against the Muslims in post war Sri Lanka started in September 2011 at Anuradhapura, a Unesco world heritage site. The Muslim shrine was over 400 years old. A group of Buddhist monks led a crowd that demolished the Muslim shrine in the presence of senior police personnel. No one was arrested and no action was taken against the monks. Since then, there has been over 600 incidents of hate, violence and intimidation of Muslims.

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) initiated a petition to the President and the Prime Minister in November, which was signed by the 21 Muslim Members of Parliament calling on the administration to act on the blasphemous statements of Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. The President who was elected on the considerable votes of the minorities has totally ignored the call by Muslim Religious, Political and Civil Society leaders to address the reemergence of the hate campaign by some Buddhist extremists. Instead, he has elevated racist elements like Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero to the level of the Ven. Malwatte and Asgiriya Maha Nayake Theros and invited him to sit in at meetings at the Presidential Secretariat. The Muslims are set to send a strong message to the Government at the forth-coming local government elections that their votes cannot be taken for granted. The likely beneficiary would be the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

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    “The Muslims are set to send a strong message to the Government at the forth-coming local government elections that their votes cannot be taken for granted. The likely beneficiary would be the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)”. Jumping from Party to Party is not the answer for the Muslims. It smacks of knee-jerk responses by a desperate people whose only goal is to save their own skins. If the Muslims do lend their support to the JVP, does it then mean that they have accepted the socialist, non-business friendly policies of this Party ? Or have they been swept-up by the demagogic statements made by it’s leaders ? Are the Muslims blind to the recent political developments in the U.S after the whole world was mesmerized by utterances of the Demagogue of the Century during the past 8 years ?

    Remember the time before the introduction of the new Constitution in 1978, when Muslim MP’s were elected from predominantly non-Muslim electorates and the ready support extended to non-Muslim candidates by Muslim voters in all electorates ?
    Remember the time when Muslims voted for candidates, irrespective of race or religion, who won their confidence of being able to safeguard and protect the interests of their community inside and outside the Legislature.
    It was time when Muslims voted with their heads in the belief that ‘What is good for my Country, is good for my community’.
    This was a time since Independence when generally peaceful relations existed between the Buddhists and the Muslim communities in our Motherland.

    Then came the Proportional Representation (PR) system which compelled many would-be Sinhalese MP’s to adopt a partial attitude towards the Majority Community in their desperate bid to attract and hold Preference votes. The National Parties abdicated their responsibilities to the Muslim Community leaving the Muslims with the feeling that their interests would be best looked after by Muslim Candidates. Into this breach stepped the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), which was formed in September 1981 and formally inaugurated as a political party in November 1986. This was a defining moment in Buddhist – Muslim relations. Circumstances were pushing the Muslim Community towards supporting candidates from Muslim Political Parties which subsequently mushroomed. This was definitely not an inherent, dormant need of Muslims in Sri Lanka.

    The belief that ‘Muslims vote only for Muslims’ is a fallacy, the perpetuation of which has benefited all Political Parties. The Muslim Political Parties have used it and are continuing to use it to boost their own flagging image nationally and internationally. The National Political Parties, specifically the UNP and the SLFP, are happy to accept this position so that their candidates are at liberty to bring the full force of their limited resources to bear on the non-Muslim voting Public – which is so essential to maximize their Preference votes. The Muslims have and will always vote for candidates who, in their opinion, will look after the interests of the Muslim Community – specifically, the non-violation of the basic need of Muslims for Physical Safety. The ethnicity and religion of such candidates should not matter to a Minority Group which constitutes less than 10% of the total population. The common goal of the members of the Muslim Community must be to pressurize the National Parties to once again, as in the pre-1978 period, ensure that there are in their ranks, men and women of standing who can regardless of their race or religion, win the confidence of the Muslim Community.

    Alternatively, the schism between the members of the Majority Community and the members of the Muslim Community will continue to deepen and widen, sharpening further the ‘Us vs Them’ syndrome.

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      “If the Muslims do lend their support to the JVP, does it then mean that they have accepted the socialist, non-business friendly policies of this Party?”
      Socialism and an end to any form of exploitation of the people is acceptable to Islam and, therefore, Muslims will be doing nothing un-Islamic if they support the JVP. Remember that a large number of progressive-minded Muslims came together to form the Islamic Socialist Front under the leadership of Late Dr. Badiuddin Mahmud in the 1960-1970 period and played an effective role in changing the totally pro-UNP mindset of the Muslims to a pro-Scocialist one which helped the pro-Socialist United Front Alliance in 1970 towards a memorable victory.

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    Local government election is near and near it appeared that Muslims already started bargaining game vote for punishment on people and Buddhist monks who work against malicious agenda of Muslims community. destruction of Buddhist heritages, planting of Arabic culture, legalization of sharia law, open consultation of other religion five times a day over the loudspeakers.making animal brutal slaughter every corner of the country.Halal foods for all.building more mosques out of halal certification money.ultimately halal ritual killing of people of other faiths whenever Muslims want. raping small female kids.making lanka yet another middle eastern country with terrorists gangs. Bargaining

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      U mean Kondaya was a MUSLIM ? Please stop taking whatever that you are taking !We use our own resources to build and beautify our Mosques. No one needs any Certification money, as you put it. Look at all your people standing in line in the Bars, Casinos and Kudu joints in this country. Try cleaning that up before you spout your jealousy and hatred at others.

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        almost all drug traffickers are muslims in war time they collaborated with terrorists.Afghanistan base of heroin is islamic country now, muslims did that business via pakistan to help LTTE. Rishana or recently escaped lady are not sinhalese buddhists.it is estimated that around six thousand ISIS fighters hidding in Turkey looking for oppotunity to go back to their respective countries. it is believed that most of them are south Asian region. from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu like that. can you say for sure no sri lankan are there. I can say for sure no sinhalese buddhists or catholic or tamil hindu or christians youths are there among the youths hiding in Turkey and Syrian Boarder with the help of ISIS sympathizers in Turkey.recently marring young female kid a person jailed by Australian court. it is a muslim not buddhist or christian or hindu. In syria Afghanistan and pakistan world heritage sites destroyed by muslims same people who treated your holy book as their holy book as well.All have same holy book and same Almighty.

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          ranjith(sprrw) @
          You Racist and Uncivilised Bu(l)dhist lankan….

          All Drug traffickers and KUDU SELLERS are BUDHIST SIN KELAYAAS in sri lanka.. In war time they collaborated with Tamil eela terrorists. Brazil and MEXICO are base of heroin KUDU did help LTTE through India

          Budha statues are used to grab Tamil and muslims lands illegally by kaavi monks in sri lanka.. we can quote so many things about budhist’s illegal , immoral behaviours in srilanka. but no body should judge by seeing a bad act from individual to judge about his belief. ALL pansala KAAVI TERRORISTS are bad but other Budhists in lanka are peace loving and innocent people.

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            Vithanay

            Can you please define Racism and racist. if somebody say quoting their holy book all others are wild animals that is racism. If anybody does not promote universal brotherhood, that is racism. criticism is not racism. that is anybody’s rights.

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          I thought Duminda Silva/Hiru sender are all muslims

          That Nimal Lanza – who your beloved president MR personally visited at the time the man was about to be arrested by police for drug traffcking — is he Muslim ?

          Former PM whose men were reported to have issued letters to drug traffickers and alcohol whole sale exporters… are they all Muslims ?

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            I thought Duminda Silva – and Hiru sender who are reported as drug kin pins of the country are non-muslims ? am I right here ?

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              Muslims must vote for the Muslims to safe guard their Ethnicity from majority Sinhalese

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                Businesses of the Tamils been systematically destroyed in 1956-1977-1983 and 2009 but if the Majority try to do the same to the Muslims that will be a doom to the country.

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      Muslims have been and are a peaceful lot in this country. Not a single stone has been thrown at a Buddhist temple by a Muslim. Hundreds of Mosques have been damaged by Buddhist extremists in the past according to UN reports.It is very clear that Muslims never meddle with Buddhist heritage.
      Some aspects of Sharia Law is applicable in Sri Lanka from time immemorial in the same way as Theshawalamai and Kadyan Laws.
      Animal ritual also has been there from time immemorial in this Country.
      Only the problems created by Buddhist fanatics are the new ones.What Gnana Sara has talked about another religion – Islam and its God, leader of another religion won’t have even imagined of talking. Buddhism will soon be doomed if monks and monkeys like Ranjith portray Buddhism in this fashion.

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    If we don’t stop this racist B.. minister, we will suffer another war which will destroy us permanently. The Tamils did not have the economic power to destroy the country but if the Muslims mobilize support from the arab countries, our labour market could be shut down and we will lose 7 billion dollars a year. In addition, if they tighten their screws with Oil and other support they give us, we are doomed. Arabs are a major source of income for our tea and spices. What the hell is wrong with this racist [Edited out] and the PM and President. This extremism should be stopped and Hilmy has exposed the danger. I am grateful to him. I also call uppn our media to highlight this and force the government to act on this rouge minister

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    What a tragedy that is set to befall our country. My sinhala brothers, wake up and stop this racist goons or we will destroy our peace

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    What a tragedy that is set to befall our country. My sinhala brothers, wake up and stop this racist goons or we will destroy our peace

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    “The likely beneficiary would be the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).” Let us all pray that it will be so that all the political hypocrisy in the country will come to an end and all the people could live harmoniously and peacefully.

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    The biggest hindrance in Sri Lanka is the pseudo buddhism. A human being venerating, worshiping another human being who is himself born from a womb, a created being, who on his own can neither harm nor bless himself nor any others. So in Sri Lanka and India particularly, these pseudo godmen can survive and mint wealth by selling myths and blind faith to the gullible masses whose mindset is totally pawned to these foolish theories and myths. The unfortunate situation is even the educated intellectual elite are also being enslaved psychologically by believing what the godman says without any questioning the logicality of these myths and blind worshiping of idol, snakes, and many objects. all what is labelled as buddhism is not really related to buddhism as buddha never told anyone to worship him by making idols of him, neither he claimed divinity. If one want to follow the footstep of buddha, he should follow completely what buddha did in his lifetime. But sadly in SL the teaching of buddha is not to be found and the people are fooled to believe myths and blind faith that is the biggest hindrance Sri Lanka cannot prosper as long as these blind faith, idol worshiping, human worshiping, alcohol consumption, sodomizing and womanizing by the clergy, music dance and endless entertainments, casino and gambling, pawn brokering business, all evil and attributing this to buddhism? so these pseudo buddhism is the real cause of the backward of this country. Dont blame Muslims for these evil, as the Muslims neither worship idols nor humans, but the Almighty Creator One and ONLY. For Muslims the only Salvation lies by obeying the Creator Almighty, Who is the True King Maalik, The Everling, Who Created death and life, to Whom it Belongs as a Creator, to whom is the final return. We Muslims are not worried who is the president and prime minister as these are all human with a limited lifetime, But The One and Only Creator, The Ever Living Sustainer of the Seven Heavens and the Seven Earth, We Muslims never waver nor afraid to die in the face of aggression even the world get together and harm the Muslims none can attain that but by the Will of God Almighty. So do not worry Muslims, we have with us the Protector, Who Created all human beings, and in Whose Hand is the death warrant of every human beings, whether he is a buddhist, hindu, cristians, muslim everyone shall taste death. So do the right thing by obeying the Creator Almighty Allah, and He shall take care of the rest,The Muslims should never worry about who is the president and prime minister whoever who comes and goes, Allaah is Ever Living and He watches over every single creation of His, every fingerprint is in His Record, for He Created Every soul with a unique finger print, so wit Him is All Records, at the end of the life, everyone will be responsible for his/her actions, good or evil, shall be rewarded justly. Almighty Allaah thus says in the Quraan:

    “Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception. – 3:185
    So no matter if you are Rajapaksa, Pharoah, Ariel Sharon, George Bush, Basshar al Assad, Robert Mugabe, ayetilla Khomeini, Shah of iran,Nerendra modi, gandassara,ohsho, indian pseudo godmen with superpower who could not escape jail, sai baba all pseudo godmen and everyone of you shall have to give an account of all your actions, you may escape here, but there you will have to give full account and no mercy.

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    What means Ven Galagoda?? you must mean that venereal Galagodapunk-monk??? Beats me why he still walks free… What is the mans history?? Whats his REAL name??? Where did he come from??? Just who the heck is he??? Maybe we should ask the Gota of the Rajapakses cos he gave him a gun. beats me why a monk was given a revolver in the first place… The Venereal Galagoda Punkmonk with a gun…..

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      [Edited out]

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      Aku,

      that should be read as ; !!! VENOM (ABLE) Gnanasara… !!!

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    In the world over only politicians have the right to speak about things that they do not know. It is the responsibility of the Fourth Estate to expose the lies and the responsibility of civil society watchdogs to bring Public Interest Litigation against such cheaters if actions taken based on lies cause damages.

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    There was a day when Wijeyadasa walked away from the ranks of the then ruling party of Mahinda Rajapakse to the benches of the opposition in Parliament. Many hailed his “heroic” decision. Who would have thought he was a rascal in sheep’s clothes. An important statement he made on Gotabaya affirmed this and the revelation of AVANT GARDE further sealed his demeanor.

    Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It can be frustrating and feel cheated that those who now stand in the axiom of power had forgotten and abandoned what they promised the people. What to do, as long as we have stupid donkeys and monkeys, politicians will continue to rule. That is the fate – people are so so stupid that by their stupidity will never allow a statesman to emerge. Garbage in Garbage Out. All they can do now is to dance with their dicks. Are we to feel sorry for idiots or snakes? Those from the previous regime have committed grave crimes including blatant corruption but so far the few “lucky” ones are being charged for misuse of vehicles. Sri Lanka is hardly a learned and informed society and this may be the case for another thousand years and may be after that there may be some hope that people will start using their brains, at least a little, instead of their dicks. I am quite sure that if you ask anyone who had sat in the jury on how and why he voted for the decision in the way he did, he will sing ba ba black sheep and rock-a-bye baby. If you don’t believe, try it out.

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    I am sorry I have to say this. But Wijedas comes form a community that is well known for backwardness. Say one thing, do one thing. He is backward in every sense of the word. Backward on any issue- you name it.

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    It looks Buddhist monk,Venarable Galaboda Atthe Ghanasara and Any buddhists supportingBuddhism are the targets.

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    “The Muslims are set to send a strong message to the Government at the forth-coming local government elections that their votes cannot be taken for granted. The likely beneficiary would be the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).”

    “Vote for JVP” sounds like a desperate call after all these days JVP is not just a King, but not even a Kingmaker.
    Muslim Society wanted an Arabian cultural ID different than others who lived and naturalized them as Ceylonese. For Example, No ID smaller societies like Tamil Colombo Chetties wanted to be Sinhalese from the very beginning; after freedom the Sinhalese- European mixed Burgers tried to merge with Sinhalese; but the Tamil Muslims wants to be Arabians. They painstaking and step by step struggling to have them converted to be Arabian look likes. Their progress in like MMDA, Burqa wearing and the Eastern’s Special Universities funded by Middle Eastern countries are noticeable. It is given to know even some of the new housing schemes they developed for themselves mimicking the Middle Eastern architectural culture. In East, for shading, instead of planting trees natives to Eastern province, they planted Dates. (I am not sure how the income from these trees is accounted as they are on the public places- not on private Date farms). Fearing of losing their past efforts to separate them from Tamils, they refused to unite with Tamils even to form a provincial government, but led their own bargains with the winning party. When American Ambassador Robert Blake looked forward Hakeem to lead the minorities in the fight to regain their rights, in 2000s, he declined to take that responsibility fearing that may tie the ID of Muslims with Tamil rather than Sinhalese. In this fanatic Arabian ID establishing process, they did not just isolate them from local communities and other international communities, but they even many times ended having them isolated from Middle East community it is whose ID they are striving for. While, joining their hands with rest of world, the entire Middle East communities labelling ISIS as ruthless terrorists and want to have eliminated completely, Hilmi Ahamded simply identifying as extremist, just trying to establish a Calipha in their land is way out trail to establish their Arabian ID. Then Hilmy Ahamed’s suggestion to Muslims to vote for JVP in Eastern Province local election while Muslims enjoying the CM post with the support of the UNP-SLFP unity government is really raising question if this suggestion is well thought out for a simple threat issued on road fight with BBS.

    There is a agitation going around to illuminate MMDA as it violates local constitution and UN proclamation for which Lankawe is also a contributory. As Lankawe women are extremely underrepresented in politics, there is a new initiation in Lankawe that women have to be allocated minimum 25% in the local government election. Hilmi’s local council election discussion did not include how the Muslim community is planning to achieve this as it is being blamed to be behind in women’s right than other Ceylonese communities. His main focus was countering BBS by supporting JVP. The only Muslim grievance Hilmi discussed in this essay is the nuisance generated BBS and Buddhasasana Minister’s indifference to that. His solution for that is “vote for JVP”. JVP’s opinion on this matter is not seen on any comments or if it is going to be an essay, it has not yet showed in CT. JVP has not expressly advocated any policies towards BBS, Ravana Balaya, and Jathika Hela Urumaya like organizations who draw their strength from Kandy Ayatollahs. About six months ago, Wimal, a breakaway faction of JVP went to Malawatha but failed to receive the asked support. It was said that prelate was a Yahapalanaya Unity government supporter and who sees Wimal on the opposite party. So far it reaming as Hilmi’s one hand clap as it is not clear that JVP will arrest and impression BBS & the like to get votes from Hilmi’s society.
    JVP has explicitly advocated of maintaining the current Buddhism’s superior status in the new, proposed constitution. JVP’s that position is neither different from SLFP or UNP whom Hilmi advocating for rejection for the reason of ignoring the Muslims minorities nor a secular middle path, where everybody has their preferences equally.

    If Hilmi is not having another explanation, this call can have only one explanation. That is Hilmi is issuing his threat or warning to the unity ruling parties on behalf of Muslim community. Recently 21 Muslims MPs signed a letter to EP and PM calling to curve BBS and the like. This is why Buddhasasana Minister took BBS to East and made his speech, as requested by EP. Hilmi’s complaint is about his disappoint of Buddhasasana Minister’s indifference to the sentiment of Muslims to BBS. Not associated with these, yesterday, Hizbullah has issued a warning that as the Muslims Minority’s problems remains not settled for long and so all 24 Muslims ministers and MPs have the power to resign from National Unity Government and defeat UNP. (I am not sure about the math behind it). By “Muslim minority Grievances”, he meant a situation similar to the one TNA is citing for Tamils, not the BBS’s nuisances only, is much wider and broader Ethnic Genocide. Muslims leaders always have been working with the government party ruling at that time and brushed off any call for their support by TNA for to solve its constitutional grievances. Hakeem, Rishad and other Ministers were witnessing in UNHRC in all resolutions times that Muslims are very happy with the Sinhala government and suggesting the Tamils have some meaningless ostensible compliance if they not directly supporting terrorism. Still Hizbullah’s call is also not completely new, but they too have been complaining of grievances time to time, but not continuously of very specific of what it is(only once in a while, Something like election slogan). Further, unlike Tamils’ famous “Federal States”, Muslims were using a different terminology, “Separate Muslim Unit”, probably something similar to the previous Hong Kong-Taiwan like status, though they were part of China, but they were ruled by another country, Britain.

    To come back to Hilmi Ahamed’s call for Muslims to vote to JVP, there is no point in we getting deep into that as it’s going stem out on one sided assumptions of ours, nothing of Hilmi, who wanted it, but ended his essay abruptly with it as the line of essay not discussing the pros and cons of voting to JVP and clearly establish the leadership of the pros as his reason to make that call. So our only option is to look at the side points, that is beating around the bush.

    If one look at the first three important legislation passed by Appe Aandu, the first is Indian Pakistani Citizenship acts – to destroy Tamils, second MMDA – to pamper Muslims politicians and draw them to their side by divide and rule and the third is the Sinhala Only to install them on the driver seat after the cart is loaded. GOSL shoots the TN Tamils for fishing on its shore, but encourages Muslims to produce Halal to export Muslim countries even after BBS and some other Buddhist Monks threatened to self-immolate for Pasu Vathai. From these, one can see this not a theoretically pure anti-Muslim government. This is not similar to the Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims situation, where it is ” Veandaa Pendaaddi Kaipattal Kurram Kaal Pattal Kuram”. Myanmar Buddhists do not bribe Rohingya Ministers to bring Middle East dates, Jobs and P.O. for Halal export. Rohingya Muslims are unwanted wives so they standing nearby to the Buddhists are crime.

    Yet just like with Tamils, the biggest problem for Muslims is the manipulative dishonesty of the government which hurts all including some ICs. If Appe Aandu looks for to curb the nuisance of these nagging organizations, it will not be a problem for it. In fact for the last one and half years BBS & the like have been quiet until it received winking from this government’s Buddhasana Minister who now playing the role of previous government’s defense secretary’s role in managing these Alsatians on leash. In 1994 when Chandrika earned a victory, it was said she campaigned for peace. Tamils and Sinhalese voted for her. But she carried out war for peace. Tamils might have misunderstood he election campaign and stopping the war to make peace. This is a very bad example to the Sinhala Mass. She taught them how to hoodwink somebody who believes on the Sinhala Mass. Old King took help from 32 countries and fooled all of them other than China. He could not do that with China. Now Lankawe is caught by China. It appears to be less caring matter for Appe Aandu. It is working with China on more tangling deals than steer out of the current traps. While signing for 1 Million Visas(If the news are correct) for Chinese, it is buttering Trumping administration to have the2015 resolution cancelled which is considered in UNHRC as Lankawe’s as it has co-sponsored it. So far if Trump administration is odd with some government, then it appears to be China is the one on the list top. So with extremely courageously Appe Aanduwa is starting this game. They got this daring fearlessness is not just from Chandrika promising peace and winning the election and fighting war for peace, it is not from Old King Cheating the 32 nation, It is not JR fooling Rajive and his 150,000 better equipped army, it is coming as early as they cheated Britain with the Trinco port for unitary government.

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    I call upon the 21 Muslim parliamentarians who signed a protest letter against racism to give an ultimatum to the President and Prime minister to remove Wijedasa Rajapaksa from the cabinet within the next 7 days. If they fail to do so, the 21 MPs should sit as a separate group in parliament and offer only conditional support/ If these 21 don’t do it, they are condoning the insults on our Almighty Allah and those who protect these extremists, the Muslim community in their electorates should organise protests.

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    Mr. Fazeel,
    Gosh! You’ve 21 mulslim parliamentarians in Diyavanna? Why don’t you get organized and ask for the leadership of the official opposition? The current holder of the job has only 16 MPs.
    Gosh! already too late! You guys are nuts or what?

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      The problem is that their ‘O’ rings are missing.

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