Digana Violence – U.S. Calls for Punitive Action
Posted on March 7th, 2018

Ira de Silva Canada

The Editor


A news item on March 7,2018 states that the U.S. embassy has urged the Sri Lankan government to take immediate action against those responsible for the violence. Does this confirm that the U.S. is controlling Sri Lanka’s internal administration? When violence is the order of the day in the U.S., why does Sri Lanka accept statements such as this from other countries as to what it should or should not do? Has this government handed over Sri Lanka for the U.S.  and U.K.to administer as they see fit regardless of what the people of Sri Lanka want? Is Sri Lanka an independent country or has it once again become a colony, this time of the U.S and U.K?

If the current Sri Lankan government has not abdicated it’s responsibility to govern the country and has to be “instructed” by the U.S., U.K. or any other country in the west, let it confirm that it has not done so by telling the U.S. and U.K. to stop this interference and concentrate on acting quickly to protect human rights, basic freedoms and peaceful coexistence in the U.S. because the daily news reports from the U.S. clearly indicate that, minorities are oppressed, racial, ethnic and religious violence are on the rise.  It should be made clear to the U.S. ambassador that he is not a viceroy assisted by the British ambassador. Having engineered and funded regime change it appears that they believe that they can dictate policy for their benefit to the detriment  of Sri Lankans.

Your truly,

Ira de Silva


15 Responses to “Digana Violence – U.S. Calls for Punitive Action”

  1. ranjit Says:

    Mind your own business bloody Satan. Don’t poke your bloody fingers in to our affairs. We know that we have a govt with spineless leaders and leaders who lick the assess of the white man. Sorry, Sinhalese don’t like you or not willing to listen to you. Try to solve your own problems. We will take care of ours you bloody hypocrites.

  2. Caesar Says:

    America keep your hands out of Ceylon!
    You damn US the bankrupt interfering in other countries to cover your shortfalls. You shit America people have no jobs, no housing, no healthcare.
    What the shit are you doing in other countries?
    That Aathal Ketchup in Colombo think he is the president of Ceylon.
    We will look after our problems and China, Russia is there if needed. We need no Yankees here.
    F**k off !

  3. Nihal Perera Says:

    Well said Ira..!

    These idiots in the present government, especially the biggest ass-hole Ranil, has sold the country to the West. He is a stooge of the West and American Ambassador Athul Keshep is the new governor of the colony who gives the orders to Yahapalanaya bimbos.

    It’s a such a shame that SL has no control over its internal matters anymore. This is the new reality and that’s why Lankans have rejected these Yahapalanaya ass-holes on Feb 10th.

  4. Caesar Says:

    The govt. is covering all information from Hela people by blocking and deactivating internet and media.

    What is going on in the country is as follows;

    1. Sinhela people being murdered by MUSLIMS in Kandy area. As of today 07th March, One Monk at Ambatenna Temple killed by a bomb attack, several other monks and people critically injured and treated in the ICU in Kandy hospital.

    2. In Akurana, Sinhela boy has been cut and chopped to death

    3. MUSLIM mob is attacking Sinhela houses, burning and innocent Sinhela people are fleeing homes.

    4. Mother fucker Sirisena has ordered the Police and Security forces to guard MUSLIMS and let Sinhela people be murdered in a frenzy and freely. No protection for Sinhela people.

    5. Right to all information has been cut off and blocked and electricity has been disconnected to facilitate the MUSLIMS to attack Sinhela people.

    6. Curfew is a shield provided by govt. to the MUSLIMS to attack Sinhela without any obstacle.

    This is the situation here and Sinhela people been killed in own land by the marauding MUSLIM invaders.

    The information released by Sirisena govt. is all false and are fabricated fallacies to subjugate Sinhela people to the MUSLIM Terrorists!

    Unable to upload pictures and videos due to the difficulty of opening media sites.

  5. Vaisrawana Says:

    Thank you, Ira. You are articulating the feelings of all patriotic Sri Lankans. The unwanted regime change was engineered by these foreign meddlers in their own national interest. (But nationalism is synonymous with racism when they apply the term to us.) They have destroyed the communal unity among the common people that survived three decades of separatist violence. Ironically, they did this by talking about bringing ‘reconciliation’ as if the conflict was between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils, whereas the truth was that the government exercised its legitimate right to eliminate armed terrorism that threatened national security. All the communities supported the previous government in that effort. Peace was established and equitable economic development was initiated even before the end of the war on terrorism. The present government is not in need of such advice.

    Probably, the meddlers are trying to put some finishing touches to their original plan.

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    NOT ONLY SOCIAL MEDIA, ALL Phone and Internet-based communications with Sri Lanka are CUT OFF NOW … by the Yamapalana Govt that promised FREE WIFI! Aka HI-FI WI-FI!

    Sri Lanka blocks social media as communal violence continues in central hills despite state of emergency

    Mar 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government ordered to block social media networks to stop fueling communal violence through the social media as attacks on Muslim targets by Sinhalese Buddhist mob continued in central hill country despite the state of emergency.

    The police have imposed a curfew in the Kandy administrative district again today and the tri forces and the police have been given powers to arrest anyone inciting violence.

    Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that through the Police curfew, mobile and foot patrols and the assistance of the army, they have been successful in containing the situation.

    However, it has been reported that several Muslim shops and mosques were attacked on Wednesday despite the curfew.

    An area resident, who spoke to Associated Press on condition of anonymity fearing reprisal attacks, said two mosques and some Muslim-owned shops were attacked on Wednesday by Buddhist mobs in two towns in the central hills.

    Police Spokesman said that the Security forces and the police have a legal responsibility to ensure that the emergency regulations are not misused. They are to be implemented with minimum disruption to public life and enforced with genuine intentions and to be enforced impartially regardless of their religious, ethnic or political affiliations, he said.

    The Government requested all people in the Kandy administrative district to remain at their homes during the police curfew which has been imposed in the area while all government schools in the Kandy administrative district are also closed till further notice.

    The public has been asked to inform the nearest Police station of any attempts to escalate violence.

  7. Christie Says:

    Mr Athul Keshap is an Indian Parasite from USA. He managed to keep his position with Trump because Trump has Trump Towers in India.

    While he directs us what to do Indian Parasites are gunned down by Patriotic US citizens white and black.

    Keshap go back to USA and see and support your Parasites.

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    The Parliament is holding Sessions today,and will vote on several important bills related to national security today.

    The Yamapalanaya will be able to STEAM ROLLER the Opposition and PASS LEGISLATION without much DISCUSSION or PROTEST because they CURRENTLY have the necessary Parliamentary VOTES.

    I am FEARFUL that the Yamapalanaya will ATTEMPT to PASS CRITICAL LEGISLATION regarding the CONSTITUTION, the ETCA Agreement, and ECONOMIC/FINANCIAL Bills DURING this PERIOD under EMERGENCY RULE!

    ANY SUCH BOONDOGGLES by the Yamapalanaya DURING THIS EMERGENCY will lead to MUCH BLOODSHED in the future. They may try to RULE the country in the NEXT 2 years under an EXTENDED EMERGENCY!

  9. Lorenzo Says:

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    You can BYPASS restrictions by using the TOR browser. Give it a try.

  10. ranjit Says:

    My blood gets boiled Caesar when I read comments from patriots like you and others who love our country. Where’s my place in this country as a sinhala buddhist who was born and bred here? Where’s our freedom and democracy these yamaballo talking about? Watch the parliament proceedings and listen to those hypocrites hate speeches and their rowdy actions. How can majority uneducated bastards make rules and regulations for us? It’s like a dentist do a heart operation on a heart patient. Look at the speaker of the house carrying on the proceedings and the way he acts, disgusting and shameful. Most of the yamaballo blames Sinhalese and one ass hole said we Sinhalese must apologize to Muslims for this current situation. What a bastard he is. First of all we must ask who started all these incidents in the first place? All the incidents were started by Muslims. They kill and attacks innocent people for petty thing’s like roads accidents or for small, small arguments related to minor matters. Majority Muslims maybe innocent but we should not forget that we have srilankans who who were with ISIS. We have seen and read about them many times in the news papers. We have to find out the truth not from this horrible treacherous Yamapalanaya government but from other sources. These yamaballo always tells us lies. They biggest liar is the dentist. Most unpopular politician in the country. At this hour we should not kill each other instead we will organise under sinhala buddhist lion flag to oust this horrible treacherous weak Yamapalanaya government who were financed and dictated by American hypocrites and Indian parasites. We should pressure them on bond scam and Ecta and other issues we are facing today. People are dying and starving. No proper education,no jobs,no water,no housing for the poor, high cost of living, murderers, accident, robberies, thuggery taking place on daily basis and politicians live like kings without least bothered. What a pity to live in a country like this with this Yamapalanaya assholes.

  11. Ananda-USA Says:

    I learned of the following news items of violence in the Kandy area yesterday from friends living in the Kandy area. I warned LankaWeb readers (see above) to call their families in Sri Lanka, but I with-held reporting the details here, until they could be confirmed and proven to be NOT FALSE RUMORS.

    Derana Aruna morning summary of newspaper headlines today confirmed most of those previously unsubstantiated news stories I had heard yesterday.

    1. Over 100 violent acts have been reported in the Poojapitiya, Ambetenna and Katugastota areas of the Kandy District.

    2. Buddhist temples, homes and shops have been attacked. Several viharas and many shops and homes have been burnt down. One temple attacked is the ancient Raja Maha Viharaya in Poojapitiya.

    3.Combustible handbombs have been thrown by people from hiding. Two people died and 6 more people were injured in these bomb attacks.

    4. Smoke from burning buildings were seen rising from the Kundasale/Pallekele areas of Kandy from across the Mahaweli river.

    5. Unverified other reports say two Buddhist priests were killed in one attack.

    6. Police have shot and killed a number of rioters violating the curfew. Police have reportedly arrested over 70 people they suspect of executing these attacks.

    7. In response to these attacks, ordinary people in those neighborhoods have rushed to protect and defend the Buddhist temples.

    8. Unconfirmed reports say some shops in Kandy, near the Dalada Maligawa, have been burnt down and that the Police and the Army have strengthened the protection of the Dalida Maligawa itself because of intelligence received of impending attacks against the Dalada Maligawa.

    9. Many residents of that area I spoke to say that well organized groups of people from other areas have been arriving by the bus-load and carrying out these attacks.

  12. Nanda Says:

    Thank you Ananda-USA for these reports.

    What I can see is suddenly there is a coordinated attack on those who exposed of all recent injustice against Sinhala people by Muslims. All of a sudden Rishard Bathudin has become a good person. Suddenly, Ranil WIckremasinghe has become a good person. Suddenly those who report Wilpattu forest rape, those who report underground Jihadist and Wahabism have become the instigators of racial riots. Just because Ganansara went there, whole world is now blaming BBS.
    These attacks on exposure of truth is so well coordinated and in the future no one would report these incidents. Some groups calling themselves saviours of the nation will have the opportunity to win Muslim votes on the basis of allowing completely out of proportionate Muslim expansionism.
    Very soon, there will be no one reporting attacks on Buddhist temples and monks by Muslims.

  13. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    The world has been very lucky to have this US policeman (bogus). No blood whatsoever, immaculate record
    apart from few millions dying in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam, Iraq, Afganisthan, Libya etc. etc. Still bombs
    exploding and killing and maiming people after 40 years in Vietnam, Laos, Kambodia etc. etc. Peace keeper now to some countries of course. Syria? No Russians are there. Sorry. Yemen? Sorry.Saudis there. We have defence deals.
    And a lot of defence jobs depend on those deals. Sorry!

    Word needs a Buddhist leader who regards killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct, drugs abuse (Buddhism’ five
    precpets) as sins. These religions of conveniences don’t regard them as sins while all the people (honest only)
    including all the law courts under the Sun do. Since the day the day they found how to put wind into sails, so many
    countries had to suffer in their hands. Sri Lanka is a prime example. Parangi brought the religion of convenience
    and divided the Sinhalese forever. Now there is a community who has no allegiance to the Sinhalese race or
    Sri Lanka. Then landesi, bandesi all sorts came. The dutch brought tamils to work in tea planations. The British
    brought another lot to work tea plantations. Then the Sri Lankan government in the 60s took 1000s of tamils
    fleeing the severe famine in tn. Few years later those foreigners got together and killed 100,000+, mainly
    Sinhalese. Now it is the turn for the other foreigner lot, mussies. King Senarath pitied this fast breeding mussies
    and saved from parangies. Today it is those foreigners turn to murder Sinhalese. Mother Lanka, a poor soul,
    no end to her misery with these ungrateful foreigner (sub)humans!

  14. Dilrook Says:

    Nanda is right. While UNP is desperately trying to keep its government and Muslim support, SLPP/JO is desperately trying to win Muslim votes. There is a very active campaign in social media for the latter. No one to represent Sinhalese. Even Wimal blamed only Sinhalese for the violence. This is the sad plight of the nation. A large number of Sinhalese have been arrested but not many Muslims are in custody despite equal responsibility for riots. On the other hand, truly innocent Muslims for instance Thajudeen are still denied justice. The outcome of this opportunistic behavior on the part of all parties is that Sinhala people will not fall for selling patriotism to win votes.

  15. Ananda-USA Says:

    INDEED, President Mahinda Rajapakse is DEAD on TARGET! It had occurred to me that NOT ONLY the UNP, BUT ALSO the Tamil Separatists, get a BENEFIT from DESTABILIZING the country by PITTING the Sinhala and Mulim People against each other AT THIS TIME!

    AT THIS TIME, when the UN is REVIEWING how Sri Lanka has implemented the promises that Treacherous Western Lackey Avamangala Samaraweera made in Geneva, the Muslim – Sinhala Conflict will ADD FUEL to the COMMUNAL FIRE, CONFIRMS their own ALLEGATIONS of Discrimination, and helps support the DEMANDS of the EELAMISTS for a SEPARATELY Self-Governing Region SOLELY for THEMSELVES!

    Whenever some MINORITY GROUP wants to ACQUIRE MORE POWER in Sri Lanka, they CREATE a COMMUNAL CONFLICT, and get automatic INTERNATIONAL sympathy. This has NOW BECOME a ROUTINE STRATEGY for minorities to ACQUIRE POWER & RIGHTS that go ABOVE & BEYOND the rights of the MAJORITY COMMUNITY.

    Therefore, we PATRIOTS must ASK OURSELVES, who REALLY ENGINEERED THIS CONFLICT: The UNP to stay in Power, the Tamil Separatists to STRENGTHEN their DEMAND for a SEPARATE EXISTENCE, or Muslim FANATICS who want to CONVERT Sri Lanka GRADUALLY into a Muslim Country?

    THERE is MUCH MORE to the CURRENT Communal Conflagaration than meets the EYE! The NEXT PATRIOTIC Govt (NOT the current Yamapalanaya for that would be asking the FOX to MIND the HEN HOUSE!) MUST UNDERTAKE a DETAILED IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION of this issue!

    MR urges people to be wary of sinister plans to divide country
    March 7, 2018, 11:18 pm

    Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday warned that some sinister forces, bent on destabilising the country, were trying to engineer another 1983 style conflagration to drum up international support for their constitutional reforms, aimed at dividing the country into several semi-independent states.

    Rajapaksa said the gravitation of a section of the Muslim population towards communal political parties had made it easy for the siniser forces to create tensions between the Sinhalese and Muslims by using agent provocateurs.

    “I call on citizens belonging to all communities to reflect intelligently on what has been happening and to refrain from

    all acts of violence”, he said.

    Following is the text of the ex-President’s statement:

    Several violent incidents have taken place in Digana after a Sinhala truck driver died in hospital following an assault by a group of Muslim men. The police have made some arrests, but they are yet to be formally identified as the perpetrators of this murder. The full severity of the law should be brought to bear on those responsible. The government should provide adequate compensation to the family of the victim. Following the violent incidents that occurred in Digana, the body of a Muslim youth has been found in a damaged house. Thus two murders have now taken place. The government has imposed a state of emergency in the country. However, even at the time of issuing this statement, tensions have not abated completely. This is the second clash between the Sinhala and Muslim communities within a week. Just days ago there was an incident in Ampara. A few months earlier, there was the Gintota incident and several other incidents in 2017 as well.

    The only one way to prevent these clashes is the strict enforcement of the law. Unrest is often generated by real or perceived police inaction in relation to a complaint. The police should respond to disputes or conflicts between different communal groups promptly and decisively. Above all, mob violence and collective punishments against uninvolved persons should be prevented at all costs. It is the task of the government to direct the police properly in handling such situations. The local and foreign forces seeking to destabilise this country are trying to engineer another 1983 style conflagration to drum up support for their constitutional reforms which seek to divide this country into several semi-independent states. I call on citizens belonging to all communities to reflect intelligently on what has been happening and to refrain from all acts of violence.

    In the first few years after independence, Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim leaders ruled this country together as partners. G.G. Ponnabalam had a warm and cordial relationship with the Senanayakes. That era ended in the mid-1950s as communalism and separatism came into Northern Tamil politics. In the past, the two main political parties had Muslim leaders like A.C.S. Hameed, M.H. Mohamed, Badiudin Mohamed and Alavi Moulana who were elected to Parliament not only by Muslims but also by Sinhalese voters. During those decades, tensions between the Sinhalese and the Muslims were virtually non-existent.

    But since the late 1980s a section of the Muslim population has gravitated towards communal political parties. This has made it easy for conspiratorial forces both local and foreign to inflame tensions between the Sinhalese and the Muslims by using agents provocateurs. The tension that we see now between the Sinhalese and the Muslims is a fairly recent phenomenon. Everyone will remember that such tensions did not exist until about 2012. What was started by conspirators who are now in the yahapalana government, for the purpose of dislodging my government, now appears to have taken on a life of its own and mistrust between the communities is growing by the day.

    Even though there are large numbers of Tamils in the north and east, the majority of the Tamil population permanently resides outside the north and east, among the majority Sinhalese. Similarly though there is a significant concentration of Muslims in the east, the vast majority of the Muslims permanently live outside the east, among Sinhalese and Tamils. What we are now experiencing is the mismatch between this demographic reality and communalist politics. The very logic of communal politics requires the portrayal of other ethnic and religious groups as enemies or rivals. Today, the situation is such that a dispute or clash between individuals belonging to different religions or ethnicities, automatically leads to a communal riot that spreads throughout the area.

    Obviously this is not a situation that can be allowed to continue. There is a need to create in this country a nationalistic alliance comprising Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim leaders resembling the first post-independence government. This is not going to be an easy task given the poisonous contagion of communalism that has spread in this country over the past several decades. However on the basis of the recently concluded local government elections, I have reason to be cautiously optimistic that a window of opportunity exists to be able to turn back the tide of communalism. I intend initiating a dialogue in this regard with national minded Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim individuals and organisations in due course.

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