17 September, 2019

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Wijeyadasa Repeats Old Story In Parliament And Provokes Anti-Muslim Campaign

Instead of attempting to take genuine efforts to quell rising ethnic tensions among the Muslims and the Sinhalese in the country, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe made a statement in Parliament on Friday, which will very likely fuel the anti-Muslim campaign launched by radical Buddhists in the country.

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe - Minster of Justice

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe – Minster of Justice

On Friday, addressing Parliament, Wijeyadasa announced that 32 Muslims had joined ISIS, however, this appeared to be a very similar number as revealed by Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi who told an event in early January this year that 36 Muslims had gone to Syria, some to join ISIS.

“The justice minister appears to be attempting to add fuel to the fire, instead of trying to diffuse the tensions. There is nothing new in this number, this was a number already reported on, so why is he repeating an old number?,” a source noted.

During his speech, Wijeyadasa alleged that the 32 Muslims who had gone to join ISIS were from 4 families who were well connected and well respected. “There is a serious situation brewing in this country,” he said. He also said that people were coming to the country on tourist visas and going to Muslim schools and trying to brainwash students specially in places like Beruwela and Kalmunai.

Wijeyadasa also crticised the Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ) and its secretary for making statements against Lord Buddha, however, Wijeyadasa made no mention about the increasing anti-Muslim campaigns in the country, including by the Bodu Bala Sena, which threatened to launch a blood bath from Maligawatta mid this week.

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  • 47
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    This guy is just trying to bring in unwanted and unrelated issues to muddy the water in order to cover-up his personal incompetency and that of his ministry.
    He is been in office for over an year what has he got to show for either in the Justice or Budha Sasana ministry.

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      President Maithripala Sirisena,

      RE: Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha – Minster of Justice

      He is trying his best to protect the Rajapaksa killers and hiding under the communalism.

      So, you are the President. You need to show leadership. This country occupied by the Paras, Para-Sinhala and other Patas, cannot afford another calamity, especially when the country is under the international scrutiny.

      You are showing poor leadership and your schmoozing with former crooks and killers is appalling, especially, interfering with the independent commissions.

      That is why you have earned the titles of Turncoat, Traitor, Mala-Perathaya, Sirisena.

      In a nutshell, what we have is the deception of the 6.2 million who voted for Good Governance. Explain why you should not be impeached?

      The President Sirisena, turned out to be a Turncoat*, Traitor**, Gona*** Mala-Perathaya**** Sirisena, who deceived those voters ands sold himself to the Rajapaksa and his cronies.

      Turncoat*: a person who deserts one party or cause in order to join an opposing one.

      Traitor** a person who betrays a friend, country, principle, etc.
      “they see me as a traitor, a sellout to the enemy”

      Gona*** Colloquial Sinhala, a Whore, to the Rajapaksa and his cronies, for the stolen billions.

      Mala-Perathaya**** Somebody who eats off the dead, like Sirisena accepting Santghosams, largesse, from the Rajapaksa killers, on the Mala-Peretha smile.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Maithripala-photo-via-his-Media-Director-.jpg

      • 4
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        Is that a Fatwa?

        • 8
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          Wijedasa Rajapaksa is a Gota stooge and Avant Guard man and is reverting to the old tactic of DIVIDE, DISTRACT (from his CORRUPTION) and RULE the masses.

          Attack minorities and keep the majority distracted so that they won’t notice the corruption of the Mahinda Jarapassa regime, family and cronies.

          This was the strategy then and now of the Rajapaksas. Why is this corrupt clown Wijedasa Jarapassa Minister of so -called justice in the Miracle of Modayas?!
          What is Ranil-SIra’s end game?! The will to power I suppose

          • 0
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            But still the minister has the right to say it. We must respect that.

            He was against MaRa too. The problem is not him. The problem is government in debt trying to win over Trump, Modi, IMF, EU and Putin and beg for some money.

            MaRa tried the same thing.

            EU told them to change Muslim Marriage Act and govt. is doing it to get GSP+.

            Shameless!

        • 0
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          It’s a game they are playing to woe the Americans for IMF loans and Aid after all the disinformation.Unfortunately for them the money market is very tight in the west and as UK- Priti Patel- Secretary of State for International Development- Unless the nation discusses trade there wont be International aid.

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            Marrikar

            “Unfortunately for them the money market is very tight in the west and as UK- Priti Patel- Secretary of State for International Development- Unless the nation discusses trade there wont be International aid. “

            Trumph is going to make it tighter for the Europeans and others.So, less money will be available for Aid and Plunder by the local politicians. So, the local politicians will have to plunder the masses by increasing taxes, and exporting more maids for slave labor.

            Besides, the re Debt service payments on previous loans, many white elephants, is around 2 to 3 billion dollars, and going up very year, and the country owes $8 Billion to the Chinese alone.

          • 0
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            True.

            SL government is trying to win Trump, Modi and Putin by attacking Muslims.

            MaRa tried the same thing.

            Then they can say we are fighting your war and get money. But the fools don’t realize, they have no money to give them!

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          Fathima Fukushima

          Sri Lanka needs a Kamel Ataturk, like Tirkey 100 years, ago, to fix religion, priests, monks, mullahs and state.

          “Religion is the Opium of the People” Enlightened Prophet Karl Marx.

      • 5
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        This government has done nothing to deal with the rise of Buddhist terrorism just like the Rajapaksas regime!?(one of its biggest failures)

        The Minister of Justice and BUDDASASANA Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa is dodging the issue of Buddhist terrorism by using ISIS and the supposed rise of radical Islam as an excuse for his inaction and inability/unwillingness to deal with Buddhist terrorism…

        This supposed spread of radical Islam in Sri Lanka is definitely connected with the failure/unwillingness of both the Rajapaksas regime and the MS RW Government to deal with this radical Buddhist terrorism that is destroying Sri Lanka.

        #wijeyadasaRajapaksa

    • 30
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      This man should be wearing a ‘satakaya’ by now. a shameful and dubious character who got some browny points when he was in the opposition and lost all that with all sorts of DEAL and now called DEAL-Dasa.

      This guy minted some money from ANCL a.k.a Lakehouse when in early CBK and tenure and did not pay income tax accordingly and thereafter MaRa got that files and make him a puppy in Medamulana walauwa.

      Does anyone ask him what happened to if there was any investigation around the time of Shiranee B impeachment, Deal-Dasa as the President of BASL was shot at home with the instructions of Go-Ra and with all the resources as the minister of Justice – did we got justice for himself?

      Wonder why we need a Minister of Justice when we do not have any justice in this country?

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      Telling the TRUTH is suddenly in the eyes of CMB Telegraph ‘ likely fuel the anti-Muslim campaign’.. Just a second when CMB telegraph keeps publishing Repeats of so called Torture and the final stages of the civil war since 2009 to date mostly by hacks and unverified. and CMB publish selected stories. isn’t this causing so called ‘fuel to ethnic tension’ now they are taking the MR regime line don’t repeat facts let it be its the past we need to move on. Ohh Please. There is a problem with many Muslim’s in every nation including Muslim nations that join ISIS, and many of these Muslims are highly educated and in good positions in society.. The minister laid out facts, just like CMB telegraph which publish selected stories of ethnically motivated mostly pointing to one side (you need to to tango as the saying). What rubbish is this???? If this is the line CMB are taking then they should practice what they preach.. Ohh wait then they will loose its relevance with all 10 of it’s followers.

    • 5
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      Between ISIS and Trump Srilanka will take the side of Trump.

    • 13
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      Take it easy everyone. This fake intellectual and fake buddhist has no ufuture come elections in 2020.

      He is laying the foundation for his last refuge. Nationalism. What a scoundrel!

      Faning the flames of Islamophombia is a sure vote winner. Anywhere in the world. And in SL.

      Wijedasa is doing a “Donald Trump”.

      I predict this shameless moneky will play with the Coconut Thieves’ Collective in 2020.

      Cheers!

    • 3
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      How come even if Wijedasa DNA – an another not blood related MR man – is not the same found in Mahinda Rajaakshe and their men but to behave the very same way MR et al continues to this day. MR mechanims are active where rasism against non-buddhists grow rapidly as they can. We know perfectly the mannger impunity was the case it always has been where BBS or the like extremists escape the law and order sofar in the country. By far, most abusive leader of all times, has been Mahinda Rajakshe. But the war victory claimed in his first time,has given him yet the licence to enjoy impunity sofar.

    • 3
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      WR has proved not once serveral hundreds of times – his would not have been match to create tangible changes in to lanken justice system, we want unbiased, talented candidate to be our minister of justice. WR is like a square peg in a round hole in terms of his ministerial reactions in terms of long due national issues of the nation.
      President and PM over to you – please rethink and make your prompt decions accordingly.

    • 2
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      Minister of Justice:

      Please dont just join the ones who just add comments to the alarming problems of the day.
      You have been given a mandate to bring laws, provision to prevailing laws, to catch all kind of high criminals easily.

      Italy, Germany or the like countries have laws – if anyone would add threats publicly or within small circles, considering the impact of statements, they are arrested and they are investigated bzw convicted according to the law and order system prevailing in each country.

  • 32
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    Sound like a Justice Minister for Hateful Propaganda.

  • 8
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    When Rajapaksa was trying to settle the so called Tamil grievances after Mr Pirahaparan left, Vellala Party Leader Mr Sambandan put the spanner in the works which ever way he could.

    War Widow Rapes, Land Grabbing, Grease Yakkas, Army barracks, Sinhala Buddhist Colonization and a myriad of other nasty accusation were hurled, mainly to help the British and Americans and The UN to fulfil the Diaspora demands.

    Regime change was the top priority of the West as well as the UN agenda, to install UNP with the Britsh Diaspora as ruling partners.

    They thought that is the best strategy to give an exclusive Jaffna Tamil Federal State in the North.

    And perpetuate the UNP Elite, Anglican, Moneyed rule in the rest, which they missed out for two decades.

    Mr Sambandan’s famous statement ” Laeve the Muslims to me” after meeting Rajapaksa soon after Nanthikadal is a classic example of how the Yahapalana strategists thought about the Muslim community.

    Now the Muslim people want their own Federal state, when the TNA gets one.. Which is fair enough.

    No way Yahapalana Sira and or the PM can control the ISIS phenomenon.

    Kabir, Muzzamil, Marrickkar, Hakeem and that SLFP Minister who jumped the fence are not part of the majority Muslim community, who are at the same level as the majority Sinhala community..

    ISIS penomenon is more attractive to them than the current Muslim Politicians .

    Can UNP Wije stop it?. I wouldn’t put my money on it.

  • 33
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    There you go ladies and gentlemen of Sri Lanka and the international community our Minister of Justice and Buddasasana …

    You can see the thinking!!?

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      What is the Minister of Justice and Buddasasana doing about Sri Lankas problem of Buddhist terrorists like the BBS!!?
      His inaction and refusal to speak out against them seems to suggest he is ok with them!?

      He is so worried about ISIS that he can’t seem to see the domestic Buddhist equivalent that was and is being created by the Rajapaksas!!

      Why is he not addressing this Buddhist terrorism after all he is also the minister of Buddasasana!?

      #wijeyadasaRajapaksa

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        The stage is being set up for a 2nd attempt at a coup….
        This government seems to be blindly walking into it.

        They should keep a lookout for all those involved in setting up this situation stirring up ethnic tensions by activating and supporting Buddhist terrorists like BBS.

  • 34
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    Has he forgotten that Sri Lanka Muslims are SRI LANKANS too?

    Or is he a Minister only for Sinhalese?

  • 27
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    This guy is working on an agenda dictated to him by the Rajapakse’s.
    He had been told keep the country on the boil to help Rajapakse’s get back to power showing that only they can save the singhalese from the minorities.
    To do that they need to seed some calamity and wijedasa is their insider in Government.
    Sirisena is surrounded by these racist traitors and refuse to see reality.
    The civic groups have to,d him time and time again to weed them out.

  • 19
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    The less said about this moron the better!

    Of course it reflects on MS and RW to have such a moron appointed as Minister of Justice!!

    • 12
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      Rajapakse had a worse idiot and a racist in Hakeem. Still Muslims voted against him.

  • 13
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    File a case against this stupid minister who does not know anything about Islamic groups ..he is shame to Sri Lanka ..he incites hated through his speech.Muslim politicians should protest for this and should debate…He may be agent of MR.or he may work for GNASAREA THERO..
    THIS IS A RESULT OF SRI LANKA WITHOUT LTTE.when LTTE is alive this man would not speak like this..today he is inciting one LTTE type war of words

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      But LTTE surrendered. Didn’t they?

      If we Muslims go to war same fate.

      Don’t forget Trump will be in White House, Putin in Kremlin, Modi in Lok Sabha. Modi is Wijedasa’s best friend.

  • 7
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    Who wrote this article? Is it from the CT editorial board?
    I think Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa is giving an update. Why are we reluctant to call a spade a spade. Please see the 2 statements:
    1. Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi told an event in early January this year that 36 Muslims had gone to Syria, some to join ISIS.
    Here see the last few words “…… some to join ISIS”.
    2.”Wijeyadasa alleged that the 32 Muslims who had gone to join ISIS were from 4 families who were well connected and well respected.”
    Now I am more informed and what’s wrong with it?

    • 3
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      True!

      This is what happened to the liberals in the US.. living in denial has resulted in an election lost.. and more racial divide than ever before

      If we have an emerging problem of ISIS. .let’s deal with it.. instead of pretending it doesn’t exist!

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        Words, your comment suits the last regime as well and what’s more, it looks like you are still “living in denial”!

        You sure take the cake!!

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        The final rites are done for ISIS now and the burial will take place soon.
        No other than Trump proclaimed that ISIS was a creation by America. It is an anti Muslim gang bent on destroying Muslims and Muslim Countries. It has been proved beyond doubt Israeli agents are involved with this gang.

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      Siribiris:
      You are “well informed” by the likes of Wijedasa Rajapaksha? Says it all about racist and agents provocateur beginning with the Fifth Columnist in the current government which the leadership, for reasons best known to it, refuses to weed out.
      Isn’t it about time that the MR2 (Maithripala/Ranil) government tells those of us why this man is not only tolerated but given authority within their government?
      It does seem as if the general public of decent Sri Lankans is without ANY voice in their governance!

  • 4
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    Gnanasara Baba of LTTE diaspora and UNP elite making goes on without a scratch. How can they take action against their main Rajapaksa down fall strategist. Long live Gnanasara with Yahapalana extended blessing.

  • 13
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    This imbecile of a so called minister [Edited out] of Gotabaya Rajapaksa acolyte Senadhilankara of Avante Garde infame.The bugger even went with his [Edited out] on a fully paid holiday to Disneyland paid for and guided by Senadhilankara.So he is been loyal to the Rajapaksas.Sirisena’s brother Dudley is also on his [Edited out]. CT carried pictures of Dudley seating Gota right next to Sirisena at his son’s wedding.So this is a gang at work not limited to one or two people.So that’s why the government is hunting with the hound and running with the rabbit at the same time.Those who voted expecting change are been fed bull shit…..and they are willingly eating it too.There are non so blind as those who refuse to see.

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    Just saying that so many people have joined ISIS is like saying there is a fire and doing nothing about it. Does this minister know anything about the rise of Wahabism and who and where it all originates from? Is he aware that for decades a restive Muslim population has been steadily radicalized? We have been sending Muslim youth to work in Saudi Arabia and when they return their wives are forced to go from wearing modest attire to completely covering themselves up why? Go ask any Muslim old timer and they will tell you the truth of what has been going on in their communities. Yet we go on bended knee to the Saudis just like most of the world never calling them out for what they have done and continue to do unchallenged.

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      Wera, your knowledge of Islam is so messed up. You have picked up bits and pieces of its teachings and blurt it out without realizing how much Muslims are shaking their heads in shock and awe.

      Muslims don’t support ISIS. They are former Baath party members who served in the Iraq army and later disbanded and sent home. They lost their only means of income to support their families. Some were captured and put in prison after the puppet regime set up by George Bush took over the country. Whilst in prison they banded together and planned to come out and fight for the injustices they suffered. This was to be their own political fight. However, Since they were all Muslims, they provoked other young Muslims to join them on the false pretext of fighting a religious fight for the sake Islam. Their plan was to build up a new Caliphate.(an era like that during the time of the Prophet). Some young and disgruntled youth (men and women) fell for it, including one person from Sri Lanka and who perished. There were no tears for, except people felt sorry he had been misinformed and misled. It was not 32 nor 36 people who joined ISIS from SL as alleged. Those are inflated numbers to make it a weighty issue worthwhile mentioning. The fact is many Muslims from many countries fell for it and went over and died in vain. Some are still trapped. They will either die fighting someone else’s battle, or may get pardoned and return back some day to their homelands to live under strict surveillance until they get rehabilitated and re-integrated into society. This has nothing to do with the build-up of hate, falsified and concocted ruse of Muslim extremism taking over Sri Lanka. These young and energetic Buddhist monks and their cohorts fighting for something and anything, can be equated to young brainwashed ISIS fighters in the Middle East. Fighting someone else’s battle.

      The other issue is Muslim women dress modestly not because their men go to Saudi Arabia and get brainwashed and return to force women to dress that way. In the Quran, Allah specifically mentions that it is better for women to cover up their beauty in the presence of strange men. ‘Beauty’ in this respect san come from many sources, such as skin tone, their facial beauty and attraction, their body shape, the sound of their voice, the tingling of ornaments they wear, etc.,etc., it could mean a lot of their physical aspects. Accordingly, some women cloak themselves up to various levels which satisfy their own personal likings. It all depends on their willingness and desire to obey Allah’s commandments, and to be in obedience to His wishes in spirit and letter. There are some who do not wish to cover themselves at all, and that could also mean the level of their faith. But that is Okay, since no one is forcing religion on them. May be, in time to come, as they grow older and get wiser, may get some spiritual inspiration and have a change of heart. But that is left for them to decide. But this is not because as you suggest, have anything to do with any ‘spread of Wahabism’, which is quite a different subject in itself. It is true it started in Sauudi Arabia, and it is being propagated worldwide. It is mainly to counter the dangerous Shi’at ideology which is counter to Islamic values, which they fear is catching on fast.

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    It seems that the word ‘Muslim” cannot be mentioned in a matter of national interest without being called a racist .

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      Especially in CT. Where there is a bias towards muslims.

  • 8
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    I am not a fan of any politician in the country. Before writing my comments to this article, I listened to the video clip of Wijedasa Rajapaksa in the parliament. He clearly blamed the extremist groups, both Buddhist and Muslims who are creating problems in the country.They way it appeared to me, he was more critical of Buddhists. He is not trying to provokes Muslims, however CT seems to create an issue out it.

    I hope, US president elect will be able to get rid of ISIS terrorist so that people in the affected countries will be able live in peace.

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      Yes outsiders of our kind will see it that way – be them out of Buddhism or Islam – any kind of extremists must notbe supported to rise up. BBS led man – added his thoughts clearly point the finger at the innocient young lives. His is rotten by his childhood setbacks to turn him the most aggressive monk we ever have experienced in lankan culture. Anyways, if anyone feels,to mitigate the issue being brought by BBS men – that is no means timeworthy. pEOPLE stay with fears of diverse kind, when their lovely ones would have been captured by these extremist agenda; if anyone listend to that Dayansad – would at once notice the level of education he should have possessed to add the kind of few terms – calling himself the saviour of the singhalese. Low level – easily manipulative men andwomen have been targeted by BBS or the kind of extremist groups today – should be closely monitored if a new form of blood baths to be avoided.

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    He is only showing where he is capable and incapable as a Minister of Buddasasana / Minister of Justice

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    Rajapaksa stooge wijedasa the name sake, takes instructions from gnanasara the aluthgama murderer. he cannot arrest with all evidence gnanasara who wants to sucide bomb muslims. but can talk about thing in far away iraq and syria. which has nothing to do with sri lanka.
    incompetent breeds diversion so people are fooled to think he has come with some new information. this guy should go to bbs openly than be in the government.
    1.Central Bank theft- still not charged 11billion loss
    2.Gota stealing- still not arrested
    3.Namal stealing- nothing
    4.sAJIN VASS STEALING- NOTHING
    5.tHAJUDEEN/LASANTHA/Priyantha- still all free

    a mass deception in the making due to this fool Wijedasa rajapaksa. now he wants racial tension so people will forget.

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    Does Sirisena have the guts to [Edited out] him? Because this is what the country REQUIRES OF HIM.

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    With these kinds of short sighted people ruling the country, no wonder this country can never come up. if the current situation is allowed to continue, we will hear that the numbers joining ISIS going up, and with this in the short term the muslims in the island might suffer, but the country as a whole will suffer for the next thirty years.

    Possible scenarios developing in the short term if the current trend is allowed to continue.

    1. Race riots similar to Aluthgama
    2. Muslim youths affiliated to ISIS using the opportunity to organise terrorist activities in the country, and bombs exploding.
    3. Tourism industry will crash
    4. Investment will dry up.
    5. Sinhalese working in Muslim countries such as the middle east, Indonesia and Bangladesh are targeted and harmed by the ISIS affiliated groups.

    Lets hope the current leadership understands the gravity of the situation and take appropriate steps to nip the problem now before it becomes a much bigger problem affecting the entire country.

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    DealDASA at work

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    Justice minister is a typical RACIST Rajapaksa who always supported the Rajapaksas, “THE RACISTS”. He while being in the UNP, works for the Rajapaksas and attacks the “Lanka e-News” which is pro-UNP. Look at his guilty face when he speaks. He is not at all an efficient human being and he is a disgrace to Sri Lanka.

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      He is appearantly no racist, but a man that always beat around the bush. That has been his biggest failure in his life. He makes every efforts to keep everyone in his close contact – no matter the gravity of problems being suffered by met ones, he has to be stuck to his way… which is now NO GO actually. He has no guts to call spade a spade even if the gravity of the problems is reached to its climax. Command of his English is no means comparable to any average lawyer either. However, his records to have equally gathered funds in the high days of Rajakashes are no means lower to any other men that became untouchable in the line of wealth collectors.

      His has been no hidden over the years even to young ones. As he was with Rajaakshes he played it openly as he could, now even he cant have changed his chamelian colours. But my question is why the senior men of current consenual govt was not able to foresee. I think young blood would have been the proper candidate even without years long exp in lanken politics to be the most powerful man in serving justice to ALL SRILANKENs: Ajith Perera, Sujeewa Senasinghe or few others in that category would have done their job in the line of Justice in this country, than the bit Mr Wijedasa Raja has ever done sofar.

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    Why is Wieyadasa RAJAPAKSHE indispensable ?
    There are many suitable ones from the Sinhala Buddhist Diaspora for the minister post. Select them by giving dual citizenship.

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    While Justice minister attacks the Muslims the finance minister attacks the Burghers. Both these cabinet ministers are racists and the two leaders just keep talking about “SANHIDIYAWA” and it is highly unlikely that this government is going to solve the issues the minorities undergo in this country.

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    It is true that rise of ISIS with their slogans to establish Islamic empire or so called caliphate in Syria and Irque was able to hypnotist or appease Muslims live all over the world not only here in Sri Lanka , Further ISIS emphasized that their final goal is to establishment of Islam dominant religion over all the other religions and make their almighty’s doctrine reign all over on earth.That too appease Muslims all over and attracted Muslims youth from all the countries joining ISIS as it is the collective final goal of Muslims

    It is a natural thing Muslims youth joining ISIS from here as well under these circumstances. nobody including any buddhists organization has any issue with it. Issue was survives coming back and starting same kind of activities here as well. concern of every other country is the same.no issue with Muslims youth joining ISIS forces in Syria or Iraqui. they may be playing with ambush planted by Zionists. get them together and destroyed at one place.that is what happening right now in Syria and iraque. as such it is up to muslims leaders to educate their youth on this and get them to stay away from ISIS and their agents and educate them further that importance of living with people of other faith rather than destroying them.no point in blaming local politicians or ministers.it is the fault of entire Muslims community who were rejoiced by the some success of ISIS at early stages.

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    Not just Sri Lankan Muslims but Muslims from many countries in the world including from Europe and Australia had been joining ISIS.

    United States and its allies created ISIS. They told lies to invade Iraq killing over one million Iraqis and destroying that country which had a socialist leader in Saddam Hussein. Americans thereafter destroyed Libya killing its leader Muamur Gaddafi. Next came Syria another country ruled by a socialist leader. Leaders of Iraq, Libya and Syria, no doubt were dictators to various degrees, but they controlled their countries and the people were not entirely unhappy to an extent to stage open revolt. Americans created anti-government movements in Syria and Libya and in the process armed and financed extremist Islamic elements to fight the legitimate governments of Syria and Libya. A whole geographic area in North Western Africa were destabilised by the Americans and millions from this region took hazardous boat trips to reach Europe as refugees and continuing to do so even now.

    US President elect Trump himself has criticized the destabilisation of Iraq, Syria and Libya and said during his election campaign that Libya and Iraq would have been better off if Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein had not been killed. Having killed millions of Iraqis in a war started on lies, the Americans are now shedding crocodile tears about the human rights of people who are being caught up in the war in Aleppo in Syria.

    If Wijedasa Rajapakse is worried by the Sri Lankan Muslims joining the ISIS, let him take note of those Muslims and take measures not to allow them to come back to Sri Lanka. He should not be repeating statements made by the Defence Secretary at a time when extremist Buddhist monks are carrying out a vicious campaign against the Muslims and creating tensions between the Sinhalese and Muslims.

    If Muslim women cover up their faces and bodies or the Muslim men dress like Arabs, that is none of the business of the Buddhists, Hindus or Christians. They believe in their faith and are trying to follow the practices of their Islamic faith. What is wrong there for others to comment about that?

    It was stupid on the part of Secretary of Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ)to comment about the Buddhist religion and Buddhist practices. He should have expected strong opposition to his views from the Buddhist clergy and laymen. It is one thing to criticize Gnanasara but another thing to criticize Buddhist beliefs and practices. He was rightly put behind bars for his stupid utterings which infuriated the Buddhists.

    I wish that in the same way the SLTJ secretary and another Sinhalese youth were put behind bars, wild monks like Gnanasara and the one at the Batticaloa Mangaramaya Vihara should be put behind bars if racial and religious tensions are to be avoided. I do not think the Ranil Maithri government will touch the yellow robed ones.

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    If what WR has said is true, it is a very alarming situation. The public deserves clarification.

    The Buddhist-Muslim mistrust is at all time high at the moment, thanks to extremists from both sides. Politicians are fueling it without any thought being given to the consequences.

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    We expect the President and the PM to call to task this Minister on the story and if it is a story from the past his effort to stoke an ethnic fire for his gain .more so when we believe that it is the policy of this Government to maintain Peace and harmony to enable the average citizen lives peacefully .. We know from the past the backlash that happens with one wrong move . Backlashes that are orchestrated like programs .May sanity prevail in our blessed isle and let us get rid of irresponsible rabble rousing people . what ever their standing is in our society .

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    For what I know there’s is no such activities as Muslim coming from abroad and brainwashing students at school, if that’s happening it’s probably a Shia movement. I’ve heard of such activities. Shias have a completely different agenda. They call themselves Shia muslims, but they are not considered Muslims by the Sri Lankan muslims. Shias would only spark issues in the country among muslims and others. So be aware guys.

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    Minister of Jest.

    Name the 04 families – they must be still in Sri Lanka.

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    This Minister appears to be “small” in every way. We need “Big Men” with vision and modern thinking in the cabinet.

    Ours must be the most backward nation of all in the region. The Prime Minister is wasting tax payers’ money flying about everywhere, asking for foreign investment here. Waste of time too.

    No man in his right mind will come here unless he knows that the Law applies to all equally, and the judicial system is strong and vibrant. It is not.

    With so many rumours flying about to say that the PM and the President are two persons directly responsible for the dragging of many issues pertaining to crime and theft, and with no outright and vehement denials seen, NO sane person or organisation would come here.

    Fix the Law and Order; Fix the Judiciary so that it is ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT, before you ask anyone to come here. If not, no one of importance will.

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    What is this Mahinda Rajapakse protector doing about the statement of Sagala Ratnayake – documents have been destroyed relating to murders? This joker should immediately take action against those who were responsible for destroying the documents, those who were responsible to keep the documents safe and also commence investigation again and collect new evidence. He should not protect Rajapakse murderers.

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