Day: 8 March 2018

The continued failure to make arrests of well-known Buddhist agitators

‘Islamophobic narratives’ inflame Sri Lanka communal tensions Violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims have forced Sri Lanka to impose a state of emergency. Despite the move, the government appears uncertain about how to respond to the violence, says analyst Alan Keenan. The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein …

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Stand together, be wise: Cricket legends request

Cricket legends Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara today condemned the recent acts of violence reported in the country and requested the people to stay together and to stand strong at tough times. Cricket star Kumar Sangakkara in a tweet said there should be no place for racism and violence in the country. “No …

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Those involved in violence identified but will not be charged.

The government says those involved in the unrest in Digana and Teldeniya have been identified. But it is said that none of them will be charged because of there close links to a VIP of the new party and involvement of Buddhist monks. Speaking at the weekly cabinet decisions media briefing, co-cabinet media spokesperson Minister …

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Buddhist mobs sweep through Sri Lanka’s Muslim’s who helped them to Kill thousands of Tamils

Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighbourhoods in Sri Lanka’s central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces, residents said Thursday. In the small town of Pallekele, mobs ignored the curfew that was supposed to keep them off the …

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There was no proper rule by successive governments (including the present one) to treat all citizens equally/fairly

1. Look at this tweet – watch the youtube Sarinda Perera‏ @sarindaperera 2h2 hours ago More Sarinda Perera Retweeted Dinouk Colombage Admiral Wijegunaratne says Muslim community members led #lka military intel ops during war, says those who harm Muslims are traitors. Sarinda Perera added, Dinouk Colombage @Dinouk_C The Chief of the Defence Staff calls out the perpetrators of …

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Tamil Canadians Condemn Anti-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) unequivocally and strongly condemns the targeted anti-Muslim violence being instigated by extremist groups in the central and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.  Over the past few weeks, Muslim homes, business and mosques have been destroyed by orchestrated mobs.  “Tamil Canadians are deeply disturbed by the rise in targeted violence directed …

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