Day: 10 March 2018

Racists Have Made Sri Lanka A Hell-Hole For The Minorities

By Mohamed Harees – Lukman Harees In 2016, an astrologist named Sameera Chandrasiri from Helabimanewspaper in his column, in a crafty way predicted an impending Sinhala-Muslims conflict soon and attributed cattle slaughter during ‘Ramazan’time (??) as one of the possible causes/sparks. Leave aside the comical aspects of the prediction itself, this has come true not because of the cattle slaughter …

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Majoritarian threat to peace in Sri Lanka

Ethnic and communal riots in Sri Lanka targeting the country’s Muslims, who account for 7% of the population, threaten post-civil war peace and stability in the country. If the government does not crush the Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism that has led to the attacks on Muslims, it will turn against the Tamil minority sooner rather than later, …

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That rise was certainly caused by the failure to pursue reconciliation in Sri Lanka

The violent clashes in the Kandy District come more than three years after the election of a government that said much about peacebuilding, accountability, and reconciliation. In fact, reconciliation was the keyword in the Yahapalanaya or good governance propaganda. But what do we have of reconciliation today? We are caught in a wave of extremism, …

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MAHINDA’s performance sparked new wave of racial violence- Bimal

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s success at the Local Government Elections gave the physical power to the new wave of racial violence in the country, JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake charged. When Parliament took up the Regulations under the Merchant Shipping Act, the MP digressed from the topic to speak on the prevailing communal tensions in the …

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Don’t wait for India to intervene again!

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M.A. Sumanthiran during a recent event in Jaffna had pointed out that India’s guidance was a must for the aspirations of the Sri Lankan Tamils to be fulfilled. India’s involvement in the country’s 30-year war continues to evoke mixed emotions and responses from the various segments of society. While some …

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Mahinda playing politics with Islamic countries! will they fall for it?

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have met the heads of diplomatic missions of some Islamic countries yesterday and discussed the violence that erupted in the country during the past few days. Interestingly while he was talking his supporters were attacking the poor Muslims. He is believed to be crying crocodile tears to gain …

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