Shocking Independent Proof of Rising Islamic Extremism in Sri Lanka
Posted on January 21st, 2013

- Kumar Moses (A qualified defence writer specializing in Violent Extremist Organisations (VEOs))

It is no secret to anyone with eyes and ears that Islamic extremism is spreading in the island of Sri Lanka like wildfire. Over the past 10 years the number of mosques and other Islamic religious places has more than doubled. When Islamic extremists forced “‘Halal”‘ on the entire population, the nation succumbed to it helplessly. Only 9.2% of Sri Lanka”‘s population is Muslims and the Malay population just about 1%. In 2009 a violent mosque attack in Beruwala occurred. It is a stark reminder of the fate that awaits those who don”‘t comply with Islamic fundamentalism in this island. These are classic cases of extremism taking an upper hand over a civilised democratic society. This pattern is all too common in other countries.

The following are independent accounts of the growing Islamic extremist threat from various sources. Although new to the external espionage agencies concerned, this information hardly surprises any Sri Lankan. It is everybody”‘s knowledge. For instance the information in the US Embassy cable is all too well known to almost all Sri Lankans, paragraph to paragraph. Proof of this information and the probability of specifics will also be analysed here.

A word of caution is needed in any similar analysis. Since it deals with the most widespread terrorist operation in the world, extreme care must be taken not to arouse, instigate or indirectly support these violent movements. A carefully drawn out mostly peaceful strategy is needed to counter this threat. Military action must be well coordinated at a global and regional scale.

What the US Embassy Unearthed

The US Embassy has unearthed what is commonly known to all Sri Lankans. Please read Annexure-1 below. Alternatively readers can read the original by going to http://wikileaks.org/cable/2003/10/03COLOMBO1810.html.

However, it indicates a shocking development or a number of them. The US Embassy has been and possibly still is conducting espionage operations in Sri Lanka on many matters using its “…”contacts”‚ and “…”sources”‚. On this matter USA and Sri Lankan interests match. There are many other instances where divergent interests are at play. Another shocking indication is that the Islamic threat has reached such a highpoint in Sri Lanka that USA dedicated considerable amount of resources to identify and tackle it.

Who Feels the Threat First?

First receptors of the rise of Islamic extremist violence are the moderate Muslims. They become the first victims of extremists. This can be seen in Sri Lanka very well in political, economic, cultural, religious and security aspects. In 1987, Muslims”‘ political conduct changed for the worse. In the lines of Tamil mono-ethnic and racist political parties, a group of Muslims funded by wealthy Middle Eastern Wahabis, formed in to SLMC. Their excuse was LTTE violence against Muslims in the north and the east. However, it is not true. By 1987, the LTTE honeymoon with Palestinian terrorists was not over. LTTE fell out with Muslims only in 1990 Black August when all Muslims were chased out of Jaffna and attacks were launched against Muslims in the East. Another development was taking place in the east during this time. Islamic extremist terrorists were pumping millions if not billions of dollars to the East. Cases in point are at least two whole new Muslim only villages by the names Saddam Hussein Town and Muammar Gadhafi Town constructed with the money of these two notorious terrorists. Therefore the excuse for the formation of the SLMC is not valid. Their real intention is to expand Islamic fundamentalism.

Economically, moderate Muslims have become mere vagrants compared to the billions radicals have at their disposal. Two radical Muslim groups build mosques in competition while moderate Muslims have no other option than join them. While moderate Muslims for hundreds of years thrived in Sri Lanka without any Sharia law, “‘halal”‘ foods and loudspeakers, radicals have stumped them calling them betrayals of the original teaching. Since resistance is highly dangerous (as can be seen from the Beruwala attack) and considered treacherous, moderates have now joined the radicals. This explains the motivation of the Muslim source of information to the US embassy.

After the ceasefire agreement (CFA) with the LTTE, Muslims were thrown into the hands of Tamil brutality. It is true Tamil nationalists killed and displaced Muslims from 2002 to 2009. It is also true Muslims organised into “‘Jihad”‘ groups during this time. But the two developments had nothing to do with each other. There is not a single instance of any Islamic group attacking the LTTE or resisting any LTTE move. The real reason is connected to the global war on terror launched in 2001. Islamic terrorists actively looked for safe havens when the war started. Sri Lanka was at war till 2001 but following the ceasefire agreement (CFA) with the LTTE relative peace returned. It was a perfect oasis for Islamic radicals in the midst of a global war on them. They were safe in peaceful Sri Lanka where people were disgruntled of war by then.

http://archives.dawn.com/archives/129650

The Passport Operation for Terror Activities

There is enough reason to believe information on this. It is a well-known criminal act done in the country by both Tamil and Muslim terrorists. However, the “…”source”‚ revealed another interesting fact. Muslims are given false passports with Sinhalese names. Following 9/11, persons with Muslims names were thoroughly checked at international ports and airports around the world. By changing their names, they could easily pass through. A similar trick was used by 9/11 attackers and many other terrorists around the world. The fact that the false passport operation was carried by a former Muslim minister”‘s son does not surprise anyone especially in the light of another revelation – (C/NF) “…”the Source also identified Muslim Minister Rauf Hakeem as a supporter of this [Jihad] camp”‚.

Radical Muslim Students in Universities

Although the “…”source”‚ claims he knows close to one hundred radical Muslims students at the Jayawardanapura University, the number cannot be true given the total number of Muslim students in that university. However, this number is well within the possible number of radicals in all the universities, especially in the Eastern and South Eastern Universities. It is very likely they are actually developing chemical agents and other weaponry using the knowledge and resources gained at the universities. However, at that time it was unlikely they were attempting to develop anthrax. Interestingly, it was the SLMC when it was a partner of the PA government (1994-2001) that built the South Eastern University for Muslims. Many Middle Eastern Islamic groups financially assisted its construction. What is more interesting is the repetition of the events and connections of the actors. After 10 years later, same SLMC actors are involved in wrongfully and dramatically increasing the number and percentage of Muslim students at the Sri Lanka Law College in an attempt to impose Sharia Law in the long run. This corroboratory evidence support what Mohamed Ilyars Mohamed HUNU revealed 10 years ago.

In addition, a large number of Islamic education centres, government schools and international schools have come up in the last decade. Islamic fundamentalists have many openings for the propagation of radical Islam and knowledge on ancient Arabic warfare and weaponry through these. Those who perform well are given scholarships to study advanced techniques of indoctrination and violence in Saudi Arabia.

There is a reason why most Muslim schools in outskirts of major towns have their medium of instruction in Tamil. This way the Sinhala majority will not be able to understand them. It is also essential for growing connections they have with former Tamil terrorists in South India. A Tamil speaking Muslim was arrested with plans to attack the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in South India. He was attempting to escape to Colombo where the Indian RAW thinks the ISI South Asian coordination unit is. However, there is nothing to prove these Indian allegations.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-22/chennai/34021234_1_isi-police-custody-judicial-custody

A 2002 Bali style terror attack on westerners who bring bulk of the tourist revenue can destroy the burgeoning tourism industry.

Jihad Camp Supported by Sections of Police and SLMC Leader?

The “…”source”‚ mentioned Jihad operations are supported by some Muslim police officers and the SLMC leader. He has also claimed their main source of weapons at that time was the police. This claim is true. Following Black August attacks by Tamil terrorists in 1990, under the instructions of the then government, the police provided Muslims in the east with assault rifles. More than 250 were provided in 1990 but when they were requested to be handed over by Minister Hisbullah in 2010, only a mere 20 were handed over. Others still remain at large.

Rauf Hakim”‘s involvement in anti-national activities and Islamic fundamentalism is very well known. He has a history of supporting Islamic extremism and terrorism. He was sacked from his minister post in 2001 after he declared two separate Islamic states within Sri Lanka.

http://www.priu.gov.lk/news_update/EditorialReviews/erev200106/20010623editorialreview.html

During the same year he publicly blamed the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) unit for plotting to eliminate Tamil terrorist leaders. After a Tamil terror attack that killed a dozen Muslims in the east in 2007, Hakim instigated Muslims to attack Special Task Force camps and convoys in the east. He played a crucial role in creating a rift between the former army commander Fonseka and the government in an attempt to dilute the May 2009 military victory. In 2012 he called Buddhist monks “…”terrorists”‚. He was forced to apologise or lose his ministry and he obviously chose the former. He manipulated the government to provide various unfair concessions to Muslims at the expense of others.

Disturbing Population Growth Rate of Muslims

The rate of population growth of Muslims has been astronomical from 1946 to 2012. It has disturbed the peaceful ethnic balance. At the time of independence, Muslim population percentage was just 5.1% which has almost doubled in 2012 to 9.2%. Undoubtedly this is the largest growth in population of any ethnicity. Since 1981 to 2012, Muslim population shows astronomical growth from 7% to 9.2% – the largest percentage increase.

District wise Muslim population percentage increase

 

1981

2012

Increase

Trincomalee

28.8

40.4

11.6

Puttalam

9.9

19.3

9.4

Kandy

10.5

14.0

3.5

Colombo

8.2

10.5

2.3

Ampara

41.5

43.6

2.1

Kurunegala

5.0

7.1

2.1

Matale

7.0

9.1

2.1

Kegalle

5.0

6.9

1.9

Kalutara

7.4

9.2

1.8

Gampaha

2.7

4.2

1.5

Badulla

4.2

5.7

1.5

Batticaloa

24.0

25.5

1.5

Anuradhapura

7.1

8.2

1.1

Measures must be taken to curtail this astronomical Muslim population growth to maintain peace and the harmonious ethnic balance. With indoctrination in full swing, a larger group of radicals pose a graver national security threat.

(Since identifying the emergence of radical Islam in eastern Sri Lanka and Colombo, USAID has redoubled its projects and microfinance in the east in an attempt to quell it. However, it is unlikely to achieve anything as it is pittance compared to the billions coming from the Middle East accompanied with radical teachings.)

Annexure-1

SUBJECT: WALK-IN DESCRIBES MUSLIM EXTREMIST ACTIVITIES IN SRI LANKA

Classified By: RSO Alex Moore – Exempt from Declassification.  Reason: 1.6 (X1)

1. (C/NF) Summary – On 10/14/03 and again on 10/15/03, RSO interviewed an unknown walk-in Source of undetermined reliability who claimed to have information on several aspects of Muslim radicalism in Sri Lanka.  The information included the name of a passport vendor in Colombo who provides false passports to Muslim terrorists, some of whom are allegedly now in the U.S., information on a group of radical Muslim students at a local university in Colombo, information on Muslim police connections to Muslim terrorist groups in the Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, and information on a Muslim terrorist training camp in the Eastern Provinces.  End Summary.

2. (C/NF) On 10/14/2003, an unknown Source phoned Embassy Colombo and spoke with the RSO regarding radical Muslim activities in Sri Lanka.  An appointment was made for the Source to come to the North Gate of the Embassy to be interviewed at 1630 hours.  The Source came at the appointed time and identified himself as Mohamed Ilyars Mohamed HUNU (father’s name NOONU), DPOB 12/15/1972 – Sri Lanka, National Identity Number 723501008V, SL PPT# L0130138.  Source provided two phone numbers: 034-2277851 and 94-1-222-2787. Source claimed to be a police bodyguard for the Sri Lankan Minister of State for Housing in the Eastern Provinces 1991-94, but was currently unemployed and a father of three children.  He also produced documentation as a former worker in private security in the U.A.E.

3. (C/NF) Source indicated that he had information on operations and activities of radical Muslims in Sri Lanka, to include the name of a passport vendor in Colombo who provides false passports to terrorists, the existence of a group of radical Muslim students at a local university, links between Muslim Police and extremist Muslim groups in the Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, and information on the existence of a Muslim terrorist training camp in the Eastern Provinces.

4. (C/NF) RSO pressed the Source for details on the passport vendor in Colombo, and the Source advised that the name of the vendor was Ilyars Hajy Faleel HAJY.  HAJY was the son of a former Muslim Minister in the government and, in addition to the fraudulent passport operation, is a gem dealer. Source claimed that HAJY takes Sri Lankan passports with Muslim names and changes them to Sinhalese names.  The Source also alleged that HAJY has forged passports for terrorists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, some of whom are already in the U.S.  Source could not provide additional details on this last claim, but Source offered to provide a sample of HAJY’s forgeries the following day.  (On 10/15/03, Source returned to the Embassy and provided a second passport #M1091886 containing his photo in the name of Mohamed Imtiyaz Mohamed FULAIL, with a DOB 03/02/1973.  He said the passport cost him 30,000 Rupees or $300.  Source also produced a second National Identity Card #730624786V using that name. Both appeared authentic. He also produced a copy of a visa to the U.A.E. in the name Mohamed Fulail Mohamed.  In addition, Source provided an address for the document vendor as an apartment building owned by his father named the SATHOSA BUILDING on Galle Road near a 3-Star gas station.)

5.  (C/NF) Source then stated that he knew of a group of about 100 radical Muslim students at Jayawardana Pura University in Colombo who were associated with the extremist group “Jihad.”  After some thought, he identified one member of the group as Mohamed Ansar MINSAR, whose father may be Mohamed Farook FAHIM or Fahim FAROOK.  Source provided cell phone numbers for MINSAR as 0777-405-805 and 0777-405-186. Source claimed this “Jihad” group is connected to terrorist training operations in the Eastern Provinces, and some of the students have been under contract with the “Jihad” leadership to develop anthrax.

6.  (C/NF) Finally, Source indicated that Muslims, increasingly frustrated at armed attacks by the LTTE in the East, have formed a militant training camp near Batticaloa for the purpose of defending against the LTTE and to strike against Western interests, including the U.S.  Source stated that Iraqis were in the camp, which is supported partially by Sri Lankan Muslims working in Kuwait and sending money to “Jihad.”  The camp gets some of its weapons from supportive Muslim police in the region.  Source provided the name of one of the Police Chiefs as “Majeed.”  The Source also identified Muslim Minister Rauf Hakeem as a supporter of this camp.

7.  (C/NF) When asked why he was providing this information, Source indicated he was unemployed and had a family to support.  Source offered to “work” for the embassy and suggested he be allowed to travel to the East to get more details on the camp.  RSO replied that the details of his information would be checked and the Embassy would contact him if further information was needed.

8.  (C/NF) RSO action/comment:  RSO will attempt to use local contacts to verify information regarding the passport vendor and the existence of a “Jihad” group of students at the university.  Information regarding terrorist training in the East will be forwarded to local contacts for further investigation.  Results will be forwarded as received.  This is the second walk-in in two weeks with information regarding extremist Muslim activity in Sri Lanka.  We will continue to monitor increasing Muslim frustration with LTTE attacks against Muslims in the East as one possible indicator of growing radicalism on the part of Muslims in Sri Lanka.

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2003/10/03COLOMBO1810.html

41 Responses to “Shocking Independent Proof of Rising Islamic Extremism in Sri Lanka”

  1. herman Says:

    The government must take full responsibilities for such situations, if not controlled urgently, LTTE scums may look like school boys when compared to these fellows!

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Reading this (especially the annex part) gives me goose bumps.

    This is scary. We have to undust, break cobwebs and ready up multi barrel rocket launchers.

    “Trincomalee 28.8 40.4 11.6
    Puttalam 9.9 19.3 9.4
    Kandy 10.5 14.0 3.5
    Colombo 8.2 10.5 2.3″

    Where the hell they came from? 28% to 40% increase in Trinco!! What the?

    Look at Kandy. 10.5% to 14% increase.
    Now look at Colombo. Now 10.5% (as Kandy in 1981). What does that mean? At the next census Colombo will be 14%! We have to get down Mosssad again to clean this mess Islamic Republic of Al Lankar de Akbar.

  3. Nanda Says:

    Pass the laws to do little things.

    1. Gonibilla dress should not be permitted at all times, inside and outside the houses, for security reasons.
    2. No more mosques and demolish all non-approved ones.
    3. All teachers of moderate Islam should be registered ( not with Islamic council of Saudi but with the Government of Sri lanka). Areest all those preaching unregistered and send to Saudi for beheading or keeping.
    4. Teach core Buddhist teaching in all schools and without a pass in Buddhism they go nowhere.
    5. No rooms of worship in building.
    6. No worshipping or preaching of Islam in public.
    7. Strictly no cut-off of genitals
    8. No Hallal way of killing of animals.
    9. All the violent words in both Quran and Bible should be amended to peaceful words if those useless books to be used in Sri lanka.

  4. Caesar Says:

    We should thank so much to Mr. Moses for publishing and alarming this episode.
    Its time to act, but we cannot wait till govt.
    All non muslims must unite and act now or regret and face consequences later!

  5. Muhandiram Says:

    Pastor Moses Kumar cooking story very well.”Suba anagatayak to Mother Lanka”.it’s not secret,that LTTE funded and created by the South Indian Church to create mono ethnic and Christian country in South Asia.when they fail to achieve through LTTE terrorism,now they want to achieve it through Muslims,by inciting violence between Buddhists and Muslims.(they know,that Muslims pottentials.if Muslims start to fight for seperate country,no one can stop.even USA).but Sri lankan Muslims are bond with Buddhists by blood relation.as Mothers of Muslims are Buddhists.

    Pls publish above,don’t censor.if you really concern about Buddhists.

  6. ranjit Says:

    I am ready to die for my country rather than giving in to Muslim fanatics. See around the world what Muslim murderers do killing innocents of their own and destroying their own worship places. We cannot afford to have another war or allow extremists to raise their heads whether it’s Muslims or Tamils. We Sinhalese must be alert and rally unitedly to eradicate this menace now without any delay.
    Wake up Sinhalese without day dreaming before these maniacs starts something. Buddhist clergy must take the lead like olden days. Remove the Justice Minister Mr.President.Give it to a true Sinhala son of our own. What this guy knows about Justice.He is an extremist as per Moses and the news we are getting. R E M O V E before it’s too late. He did so many things against our country in the past. We should not forget that. So why give a Ministrial post or anything for these kind of traitors to the Motherland. So many good moderate Muslims are there who loves our Motherland as Sri Lanka but not these extremists and traitors like Hakeem the frog.

  7. Piyadigama Says:

    I say thank you Lankaweb for carrying this great article. Will Daily News, Dailymirror, Derana or any other biased political media carry this truth? I doubt it. They want everyone to live like frogs in a well. It is easy to fool frogs in wells.

    I must confess we all know who this Hakeem is even without reading this. What lacks is action.

    Thank you Kumar.

    Theruwan Saranai.

  8. lingamAndy Says:

    Lankaweb for carrying this great article !
    My Lankan brothers this is one of the waste racist article , this rasict sort of article won’t help if we all are for united or unity Sri Lanka !but only lead to divided lanka & more killing !!!
    I hope We all have engough blood in our hand ( Karma ) which we need atleat 7 more generation to pay back !

    enough is enough !!! my chinhala sakotharaya think some thing positive !!!! We both know how bad last 33 years We lived ( EG: Minister Dougles Devananda never open his house window until 17th of May 2009) ! if you want to take my advise as thirat plase take , if you want to take as advice please take as advice !!!!
    As LTTE say -Naangal vithaikka paddom puthaika paddavillai ! We have been plated not braied -That meean We will back (We will grove back) !!! but My pray let them sleep peace fully for ever !!!

  9. mjaya Says:

    Great article Kumar! (of course people who drink sewage – water of the Ganges will say a few things….)

    For now do your part
    1. Don’t buy anything which is “certified”
    2. Never give in to their demands for special treatment
    3. If you are a businessman don’t waste Rs. 175000, employ a parasite to inspect (and spy on) your business for a “certificate”. 9% of the population (who will boycott your business anyway because you are an unbeliever) is nothing compared to the power of 91% (who don’t want it)
    4. Educate people of this danger, starting from your family

  10. mjaya Says:

    We should also rally to ban cattle slaughter. We waste 9 billion rupees every year to import milk when we have so much unused pastoral land in the NE. We should try to become self sufficient in milk.

  11. lingamAndy Says:

    mjaya( are you in Ganges?)
    5.people should drink sewage & water of the Ganges daily before prayers & after parayers if posible middle of prayers !!!!

  12. Christie Says:

    The Indians are back on the path again. Tamil terrorists, then drugs now making Billas out of a small number of extremits.

    has any one worked out the Tamil population increase. If you do you will see The only areas left to Sinhalese, Muslims and others is much less than the area occupied by Tamils and other Indian,

    Pleas edo not fall in to these propaganda.

    How many Kovils and other religious Hindu religious places has come around us, lot of them built by Buddhists.

  13. lingamAndy Says:

    Christie
    You sinhalese are clearly confused !!! Sri Lanka is Muslims Holy land & Hindus Kovil land & what else christian mary land … you racist Bhuddist you go to Nepal you can have King Ashokas kington Govthama Buddha left over ….. !!!

  14. lingamAndy Says:

    This Lanka is belong to Hela Nation only which We Indian busard mardered ( eg: Queen Kukeni) them & raped them to created new generation of us ( bustards bustard) now We claming this our mother land !!!! what a jock !!!!
    We all are Hindu Bhuddist , Hindu Saivar, Hindu Christian , Hindu Muslim (Eg: Arab marriaed(rapped) to Saiva Tamil womans that why muslim mother tank is Tamil) !!!!

    Are you all clear know ….. shut up & live or go you back to India/Nepal/Pakistan( Great india) where your anciestant bustard come from !!!!

  15. Fran Diaz Says:

    How did this sudden and sharp increase of Muslim & even Tamil numbers happen ?

    Earlier, when the ltte “took over” the N&E for some 30 yrs., ILLEGAL MIGRANTS came in freely into Sri Lanka.

    PETITION the Government (via the Speaker) to identify and deport all Illegal Migrants. This is a massive problem and requires GoSL & the Jnt. Opposition to act together.

  16. dingiri bandara Says:

    The problem with Sinhalese majority is that we are too divided by religion, caste,up country low country, Sinhala or English educated or rich and poor. If any group of people are a threat and are hostile we do not have to resort to violence. We need to stand as one. We can effect them economically because they have to to depend on the majority for their in come and growth. In addition we need to be prepared if there is an armed threat.
    Also, just because you can get a higher price stop disposing of property. Like the Muslim banks, that give interest free loans to their own and rescue businesses we need to have our own banks to help the Sinhalese businesses.
    United we will thrive, divided we fall.
    We also need a central organization to plan our strategy and implement it .

  17. Fran Diaz Says:

    dingiri bandara,

    Agree with all you say, but in spite of our divisive factors, we are not overly aggressive to each other, and generally mean well for others.

    Re “We also need a central organization to plan our strategy and implement it ” :
    A Sinhela Research Centre with a small branch in every Province (so far the unit is the Province), should also be set up ?
    Appreciate your views on it.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Kithsiri (Christie),

    I disagree.

    This is a genuine threat as big as the Indian threat. India is world’s second largest Muslim country!!!

  19. Marco Says:

    I wonder how the current article “sits” with an article written by the same author.

    re:Allow Maldivians to Settle in Sri Lanka If Rising Sea Levels Threaten the Atoll

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2011/04/12/allow-maldivians-to-settle-in-sri-lanka-if-rising-sea-levels-threaten-the-atoll/

  20. Lorenzo Says:

    Marco (Lack-siri Fernando),

    Maldives is a nice place with nice people not extremists (unlike the 4th international!!!). I don’t think the FANCY of global warming will ever happen!!

    Fanciful thinking by anyone.

  21. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Saudi based Wahhabi private entities and individuals are financing and supporting Islamic extremism in Sri Lanka. Saudi Wahhabia is an important location for funding global terrorist activity and it also serves as the spiritual home of al-Qaeda. With the Hajj attracting millions of Muslims every year to Mecca, there are ample opportunities to make connections and fundraise with people from all over the world. It is relatively easy to get money for many things in Saudi Arabia—and there is certainly money to be had. And terrorist groups can receive cash or other convertible instruments from individuals and groups, because there are still people who believe in the actions of these groups. Saudi Wahhabia based and funded organizations remain a key source for the promotion of ideologies used by terrorists and violent extremists around the world to justify their agenda. Fundraising in Saudi Wahhabia is said to support both al-Qaeda-style activity and Taliban-style activity. Saudi donors and unregulated charities have been a major source of financing to extremist and terrorist groups around the world over the past three decades.

  22. Dilrook Says:

    Peace loving Sri Lankans should be thankful to Kumar Moses and Nalliah Thayabharan for providing facts (not opinions) on the matter. As with any violent movement, there are signs of impending danger well ahead in time. In the case of the JVP, there were many signs by the 1960s. They led to the capture of the JVP leader but the government discounted the possibility of an open attack which took place in April 1970. Once again in 1987-89 for a repeat blunder by JRJ in releasing the JVP leader assuming the worst was over. Tamil terrorist groups also had their share of signs in 1957 Sinhala letters defacing campaign, 1948 Independence Day Hartal, violence in 1958, isolated explosions, bank roberries, assasinations, etc. Then governments discounted these signs and paid a heavy price.

    All successive governments ignored emerging signs of three future violent upheavels and chances are this time too, the government will brush these aside.

    Sri Lanka needs a National Security Agency that is independent of politics, ethnicity and religious affiliations with sufficient power of direction.

  23. Nanda Says:

    Despite all these I just got an email saying that the Government is considering leaglising polygamy in Sri lanka.
    Now, to whom we should complain ?

  24. Voice123 Says:

    Lingkamandi, you forgot to mention the Yakka community who I suspect are the (unawoken) majority. We have no Hindu connection. To us, Hindu casteism is oppression. We are free Lankans. You would do well to show tolerance to all communities in Lanka. Just as the Vijayan Sinhalese are originally Indians, so are the Tamils. So Sinhalese are your fellow Iindians. You should understand each other and live in peace like in mother India, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jana Mana Gana Wana whatever. Please follow the example of our Yakka community and show tolerance to all Lankans.

  25. lingamAndy Says:

    Voice123
    We have no Hindu connection.- Agrred We both know what connection We both have with out one father for us !
    Lord Bhuddhas born as Hindhu , daed as Hindhu !!!

  26. Fran Diaz Says:

    We think the JVP was mainly a symptom of protest against some 500 yrs of Colonial rule. it was also the ‘political fashion’ of those times to have Revolutions as per our giant neighbors (not India). It was also the time of the Cold War (1945 – 1991).

    It is high time we all laid to rest the JVP actions. The JVP was composed of rural youth who were almost all deprived and forsaken Sinhela/Buddhists. The recent unearthing of mass graves from the late 1980s era has raised various fears.

    I, for one, in my old age, weep silently with regret for those thousands of Sinhela youth who died in the JVP wars, and I sincerely apologise to those who lost their loved ones. We ought to have closure to those sad events of the past. We ought to move forward as one Nation now, forgiven and loved as ordinary human beings, here on earth for a very brief period. Let us all realise that One Truth and also be comforted in the knowledge of our true Selves The Buddha said ‘Truth is WITHIN You’ ; Jesus Christ said “The Kingdom of Heaven is WITHIN You” ; Islam means Peace (WITHIN You).

    Let us try to do just ONE ACT OF KINDNESS PER DAY, toward another person, and make an epidemic of it for a lasting peaceful Sri Lanka.

  27. Fran Diaz Says:

    For our Hindu brethren :
    The Raj Yoga (highest Yoga) teaches of God WITHIN You, realised through Meditation and Right Acts, as in true Buddhism.

  28. Voice123 Says:

    Lingkumandhi, the Buddha may have been born a Hindu but he eschewed the negative aspects of Buddhism such as Brahminism, animal sacrifice etc. He also preached to all peoples as such, Buddhism is not just for Sinhalas but Tamils, Muslims, Christians etc. Our first nation Yakka-Naga community accepted the Buddha when he visited us and later on, all who settled in the island but what happened to us? When the Sinhal-Indian Vijay deceived our Queen Kuweni, he went to Madurai in India to find a bride. Maybe a dowry was given? Dowry from woman to man is a traditional Indian cultural practice because the woman is regarded as subservient, unemployable and must stay in the kitchen. This is not Yakka-Naga culture. Then Vijay and the visitors who we welcomed destroyed our indigenous civilisation. Would the Buddha have approved of this conduct? I look forward to the views of our Indian-Buddhists on this forum. Krishtee (Christie)? Farhanzadi (Fran Diaz)? Any views on this era of history? It may take thousands of years for Sinhal-Indians as well as Tamil-Indians to shed their Indian cultural practices and identity and become truly Lankan. We Yakkas are still waiting for Tamil-Indians and Sinhal-Indians to shed their petty infighting and both accept a Lankan [still waiting for the original name to be rediscovered] identity. We need to set up an institute to study ancient immigration routes and patterns of indigenous culture, spiritual practices and language throughout the region, including Adivasis, Burma, Andaman Islands, Tibet, Borneo, Australia, PNG, Fiji etc and beyond.

  29. Lorenzo Says:

    Well done Mr Kumar.

    Your wish has been granted.

    A Parliamentary Select Committee is to be appointed to look into extremist, fundamentalist and secular forces who are attempting to rouse conflicts, Deputy Minister M.L.A.M Hizbullah stated.

    The appointment of such a committee was proposed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    - adaderana 24/01/2013

  30. lingamAndy Says:

    Voice123- You chinhala modaya accept first truth before advice & comments any thing
    the Buddha may have been born a Hindu but – Lord Bhudda was born as Hindhu !
    We Yakkas are still waiting – You Yakkas ??? You Kallathonis( include myself) never be Yakkas !!!
    Sinhal-Indian Vijay – Vijay is nothing to with Hela ( Sin is state in Pakistan(former greate india), He is another kallathoni as you & me !!!
    Please call by others name not by Lingkumandhi/ Krishtee (Christie)/ Farhanzadi (Fran Diaz)- is it too much to expect from a kallathoni – Yes !

  31. Fran Diaz Says:

    Andy,

    All people of this world are of mixed genetic material. There are no ‘pure people’. It would be true to say that all people are striving to be happy and healthy, but some get it all wrong.

    As for Gauthama Buddha, he was born to a Hindu family in North India, and was of royal descent. But, he was dissatisfied with the existing system of thinking on life, and set out on his own to discover the Truth about Life, and he succeeded. The simplicity and beauty of the core teachings of Gauthama Buddha bear testimony to this fact. He rejected the existing Caste System attached to the Hindu religion. He said “by ones actions is one high born or low born”. He said to test his teachings before accepting them. To me, this is a wonderful statement. By his teachings, the true Teacher is known. By his Teachings, the Buddha is known. Therefore, all the Buddhas (there are many, before and will be after Gauthama Buddha, the next being the Maithreeya Buddha), belong to the whole world, as their teachings are Universal.

    Lanka inhabitants of ancient times accepted Buddhism gladly. The Teachings have given us wonderful guiding principles for life. But Lanka is a small place and cannot accommodate all and sundry into this small island. Therefore, we have to be practical and stop illegal migration into Lanka and NOT make Lanka the venue for Tamil liberation from Caste. Tamil Caste liberation from Caste has to happen in Tamil Nadu, where the Caste Structure begins.

  32. lingamAndy Says:

    Fran Diaz
    He rejected the existing Caste System attached to the Hindu religion- Agrred !

    we have to be practical and stop illegal migration- I am not sure about illegal Tamil migaration come to Sri Lanka after 1948 !
    as you mention early you can see different Jaffna Tamil & Indian Tamil, more Indian Tamil are in NEP nowadays , I aggred In found out they are not Indian Tamil they are estate Tamils.
    eg: reason counting SL Tamil 2.60 to now near 2m & Estate Tamil 1.4m to near 2m ( Sinhalese 15m to 20m now)
    so Tamil 1m left (.8m left +.2m killed) also nowadays estate Tamil are registering as SL Tamil origin

    so Total 2.60+1.40=4m this should be 5m as similar to Sinhala (15m to 20m) so 2m SL Tamil+2m Estate Tamil(half of them living in NEP now) +1m left (include .20m left from the world) !

    Tamil Caste liberation from Caste has to happen in Tamil Nadu, where the Caste Structure begins- Aggred but not happing yet !

  33. Voice123 Says:

    Lickumundy,

    Your silly comments only prove you are so blinded by your divisive “us and them” mentality you are unlikely to see the truth if it slapped you in the face! Unity in Diversity – no shortcuts.

  34. lingamAndy Says:

    Voice123
    no shortcuts.- Thamil Eelam !!!
    Naalai pirakku Thamil Eelam ( not Inru- if you ask tommorow again, Naalai pirakkum Thamil eelam ) !!!
    you chinhala muddalkal !!! keep live in VP & co night miare!!! Sun of god will be back !!!!!

  35. Fran Diaz Says:

    Andy,

    Illegal Migration from Tamil Nadu never ever stopped, not even after Independence. TN Tamils are built differently, heavier and bigger made than Northern Tamils. Mannar was the favored point of entry for Illegal Migrants(Rev. Reyappu Joseph’s area), and this went on apace during ltte occupation of those areas. We think the Illegal Migrants blend in as Upcountry or Indian Tamils to avoid detection and later move East. We noticed such heavy built Tamils in Colombo prior to Riots of 1983.

    Not only that Illegal Migration has to stop and such Migrants deported, but also calls for Separatism has to stop, for always.

    In spite of about one MILLION Tamils going west after trumped up 1983 Riots, the number of Tamil people here have not dropped, and that cannot be through natural growth of the Tamil population.

    Bring in Canada & UN to expedite Caste liberation in TN. No other way.

  36. Voice123 Says:

    LinkamAndi, 100% agreed but Thamils worldwide to be free we must get together and FREE TAMIL NADU first! Not tomorrow but right now!

    விடுதலைப் தமிழ் நாடு நாளை அல்லாது இப்போது !

  37. lingamAndy Says:

    Fran Diaz
    Tamil people here have not dropped,-Agrred where is natural growth ( Similar to Sinhalese 15m to now 20m) of Tamils !
    Caste liberation in TN. – This problm in TN that not big problm in Sri Lanka ( EG: as Our Thesiya Thalavar VP from Low caste ) also NEP more western civiliesd than TN people .
    Illegal Migration has to stop – My opinion this not big problm for us (minor problm) not affecting our economy etc….

    Voice123
    LinkamAndi, 100% agreed- Why if say some thing favourable to you sinhalese you start to call me in prober name & respect etc…. Why you all chinhalese do not think We Sri Lanka Tamils are Sri Lanka puthalvarkar We are against any outsider ( eg: we kicked out IPKF) ! unit you trust & honest with us you never live peace fully in mother lanka !!!
    what ever said & done one good thing VP done it now more Sinhalese know Thamil now than 33 years ago!
    TN is nothink to do with us We are Eelavar Nation who speck Tamil & live in island call Mother Lanka with Hela Nation who speck Chinhalam !!!

  38. Fran Diaz Says:

    Andy,

    I do not agree with you re Tamil population figures. It is not similar to Sinhala population figures. The Tamil number increases are much larger, and can be accounted for only through illegal migration.

    Illegal Migrants have not assimilated into mainstream living. They do not have proper homes. They are burden on society here. If they stay on in Sri Lanka they will only encourage more illegal migrants. They also create language problems as they do not know any Sinhela at all. They go on thinking Tamil Nadu as their true homeland. They affect our Economy as well as Security here. They are uneducated and unskilled people usually with high expectations and carry the seeds of anger and mistrust through caste discrimination experienced in Tamil Nadu. I am sorry for them, but Sri Lanka is a small country and cannot afford illegal migrants.

    You may dismiss illegal migrants as no problem. We see them as a real problem.

    I have nothing more to say on this matter.

  39. Voice123 Says:

    Linghamandi, thanks for your comments but please dont define me as Chinkalam. Its not true. I define myself and you define yourself. The caste system (forcibly defining people) in indigenous communities is unheard of. Sorry about my spelling but it seems I am not the only one who has a spelling problem in this forum no?

  40. Nimal Says:

    Nalliah Thayabharan
    How is your construction business in Canada?
    Your great article about Rot….d family was shown to many unsuspecting politicians in power here in UK and they are truly surprised.Now they are having an open mind.This too has been conveyed to some leaders in Far East where I have a business connection and they will be aware with what we are dealing with.My colleagues are surprised to as it answer some questions that has baffled us.Lets hope we can meet you one day? Hope you are spot on that?

  41. Christie Says:

    Very interesting article.

    The author has not done anything on the explosion of Tamil number in the Island nation.

    After reading an article in the Sunday Leader from some one in Madras I can guess how the india is manipulating the events in the island nation.

    Think before you jump in to conclusions and act on them.

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