16th June 2014

“Muslims should be finished”

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Barbarism Of Sinhala Buddhist Extremist Forces Against Muslims By Eastern Muslim University Teachers’ Association for Human Rights – The Eastern Muslim University Teachers’ Association condemns the outrageous barbarism unleashed against the Muslims of Sri Lanka by the Sinhala Buddhist extremist forces like Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) aimed at resurrecting another pogrom of 1915 or 1983…………. READ MORE Horror In Aluthgama: Their Crime; Our Shame By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “In this country we still have a Sinhala police; we still have a Sinhala army. After today if a single Marakkalaya or some other paraya (alien) touches a single Sinhalese…..it will be their end.” – Galagoda-Atte Gnanasara Thera (Aluthgama – 15.6.2014)[i] “Call him a Bikkhu who controls his hand, also his feet; who is well controlled, who is happy within himself; who is […]

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress decided to remain with the UPFA government, despite killing of Muslims

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Mahinda Government should be held responsible for everything says Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem has visited Dharga town in Aluthgama, a short while ago. Hakeem is accompanied by several senior officials of the Sri Lanka Mulim Congress.  Although the situation is now tranquil in Beruwala and Aluthgama, uncertainly still looms large over the area with Police confirming two deaths due to last night’s clashes. Many Muslims in Aluthgama, who gathered in mosques last night due to fear of being attacked, are yet to return to their homes.  Speaking to BBC this morning, Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem said he was seriously considering retirement from his position as a result of yesterday’s clashes. Justice Minister, in an interview […]

The curfew is only for Muslims, not for the Buddhist rioters.

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”Government prevents even a trade union or student protesters going to protest marches” says Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem. Well-coordinated violence against Muslims and Christians appears to have tacit state backing  “We still have Sinhala police in this country, still we have a Sinhala military. From today, if any Muslim mishandles any Sinhalese, that will be the end of them, “The curfew is only for Muslims, not for the rioters Police broke into the shop and an adjoining mosque, Another group followed and torched both buildings. At least three Muslims were killed and 75 people seriously injured in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lankan coastal towns best known as tourist draws, with Muslim homes set ablaze, officials and residents said on Monday. There […]

Three killed, 75 injured, houses set ablaze in Sri Lanka ethnic clashes & No Buddhist Monk Has Been Killed In Aluthgama

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No Buddhist Monk Has Been Killed In Aluthgama IGP N.K. Illangakoon, issuing a special media statement, has stated that no Buddhist monk has been killed in the Aluthgama clash last night. He urged the public not to be misguided by rumours and unsubstantiated stories. The IGP also seeks the assistance of the public to ensure law and order in the area. However, no explanation has been given so far by Police as to why it allowed the Bodu Bala sena to stage a protest in Aluthgama, paving the way for a clash. Meanwhile, a crucial meeting in this regard is now being held at the AGA Office in Kalutara, with Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the chair. SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena, Senior Minister […]

Video: “This Will Be The End Of All Muslims” Buddhist Monk Gnanasara Says Prior To Riots

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Galagoda Atthe Gnanasara in an inciteful and fear mongering speech earlier today in Aluthgama prior to the riots said that “if one marakkalaya ( Muslim) lays a hand on a Sinhalese that will be the end of all of them” to a rousing and cheering crowd. The crowd were visibly moved and kept cheering each inciteful statement made by Gnansara prior to launching their attack on the Muslims. “The police have turned their bayonets against us that is wrong. The Police should know what is happening in this country. We are asking the Defence establishment if the Sinhalse and the Bikkhus have ever raised a hand to one business establishment?. But this is enough. We haven’t raised our hands ( against them), not because we can’t… its not […]

The extremist Buddhists led by Bodu Bala Sena attacked Muslims and are still in the area despite curfew + Videos

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The extremist Buddhists led by Bodu Bala Sena attacked Muslims and are still in the area despite curfew Police use tear gas and enforce curfew in two coastal towns to end fighting between Muslims and Buddhists. Sri Lankan police have fired tear gas and enforced a curfew in two coastal towns popular with tourists in an attempt to end clashes between Muslims and Buddhists that threatens to set off wider religious violence. “Several Muslim-owned shops have been burned and homes attacked,”  “Some Buddhists are deliberately targeting Muslims. But unfortunately police have not been able to protect the minorities,” Hilmy Ahmed, spokesperson of Muslim Council of Sri Lanka All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) issuing a special statement has requested Muslims across the country to remain calm. It also requests all parties, including […]

Sri Lankan Muslim Minister trapped by ethnic clashes

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At least 40 people were injured and mosques and 10 shops were damaged in clashes that started at a protest march led by hardline Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), or the “Buddhist power force”.  There has been increasing violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka since 2012, mirroring events in Myanmar, which has seen a surge of attacks by members of the majority Buddhist community against Muslims. Many independent analysts say well-coordinated violence against Muslims and Christians appears to have tacit state backing as those involved in previous attacks have yet to be punished. BBS Group is backed by Gotha Rajapaksha who is feared more powerful than President in Sri Lanka and is suspected of using the racial groups support to take over from Mahinda as President. […]

Mosques, houses, shops attacked as mobs break curfew

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Alas Aluthgama! Bodu Bala Sena rally spikes major rioting in Aluthgama, Beruwala areas Indefinite police curfews imposed in Aluthgama and Beruwala Mosques, houses, shops attacked as mobs break curfew By Dharisha Bastians Police curfews were declared in two Kalutara District towns last night, after communal tensions flared in the restive area following a rally held by a hardline Buddhist group in Aluthgama town. An indefinite police curfew was in place from 6:45 p.m. after a Bodu Bala Sena rally in the tense town of Aluthgama yesterday went predictably south, with clashes erupting when parts of a mob in procession attempted to stone a mosque in the Dhargatown area. Images of property on fire and thick black smoke spiralling into the skies in Aluthgama emerged last night […]