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Power of institutional religions – Christianity & Islam against Buddhism/Buddhists

Power of institutional religions – Christianity & Islam against Buddhism/Buddhists
Posted on March 11th, 2018

It is no understatement to say that historically Christianity & Islam have been at odds. Both have fought wars to declare who was superior. Both have historically pursued a quest for supremacy of power. However, both have co-joined to influence other not so powerful religious sans institutional backing. Both Vatican/Holy See and the stricter form of Islam (Wahhabism) under control of Saudi have at their disposal a plethora of trigger points that are used to influence non-Islamic & non-Christian/Catholic nations politically, culturally, economically, via international trade, diplomatically and even socially. They have groups steering these endeavours at state, non-state, NGOs, INGO and even private capacity levels. These facts have to be taken into account whenever either or both join to chagrin other religions and people following other faiths.

There are 2.2billion Christians worldwide.

In 1900 the Christian population was just 600million.

In 1900 Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa was 9%

In 2010 it has shot up to 63%.

In 2015 Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa stood at 26% (in 1990 it was 9%)

In Asia-Pacific the Christian populace in 1910 was 3%, it is now 7% in 2010 (Pew Research)

Catholics number 1.1billion. Over 285million are Evangelicals. Other offshoots include Assemblies of God, Independent Bible Churches, etc.

A shocking 33,000 Christian denominations interpret Scriptures differently.

Indonesia, a Muslim majority country is home to more Christians than all 20 countries in the Middle-East North Africa region combined.

More than a third of Christians (37%) live in Americas where nearly 9 out of 10 (86%) are Christian. US, Brazil, Mexico account for nearly 1 in every 4 Christians worldwide.

Jesus was the poorest of the poor, Roman Catholicism which claims to be His Church, is the richest of the rich, the wealthiest institution on earth.

The Church of England’s income was £1.41 billion in 2013 – beating McDonald’s.

The Vatican refers to the Vatican City, an independent sovereign territory located in Rome, Italy. Vatican is home to the Pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy See, which is the government of the Catholic Church.

The Pope is the leader of this absolute monarchy, while the legislature is run by Cardinals (Pontifical Commission)

Vatican City is 0.17sq.miles and occupies 850 people. The Pope is leader to 1.2billion Catholics worldwide.

Vatican’s annual revenue is more than $300million. Vatican is protected by the Pontifical Swiss Guards Corps.

Vatican Bank, officially titled the Institute for the Works of Religion (also known as IOR), manages $8bn of assets. The Bank also has gold reserves worth over $20m with the US Federal Reserve.

The CIA estimates Vatican City’s 2011 revenue to be $308m.

The Holy See (the Government of the Church) has investments in the New York Stock Exchange, in real estate, pharmaceutical companies that manufacture birth control,

There is also allegations that Vatican is the main shareholder of arms manufacturer – Pietro Beretta. Because of its sovereignty, the Vatican Bank has the ability to withhold account information from regulators and authorities.

The Vatican exerts power on countries that have significant catholic populace and it also influences international donor agencies.

Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, professor of sociology at the University of Montreal says

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http://churchandstate.org.uk/2015/11/vatican-power-over-governments/http://churchandstate.org.uk/2016/01/vatican-influence-on-domestic-and-foreign-policy-making-in-the-united-states/

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Report by Center for Reproductive Law & Policy questions the entry of the

Vatican to the UN being the only religion to be accepted as it can influence population, family planning, and women’s rights.

Vatican has held high profile positions in 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the 1993 Vienna Conference on Human Rights.  http://www.population-security.org/crlp-94-07.htm

Then there is Opus Dei – one of the most influential religious organizations in the world. It holds enormous power over local communities. Publicly it donates to locals in need, but underneath much controversy exists. Dan Browns’ Da Vinci Code reveals the cult nature of it.

The US has channelled millions to influence foreign elections. $10 million was sent to the Christian Democrats in Italy’s 1948 election campaign. CIA has also been used to overthrow elected governments and prop up puppets. George E. Irani’s book, The Papacy and the Middle East, illustrates the Vatican’s involvement in Lebanon’s series of religious wars in the 1970s and 1980s.

More than 70% religious non-government organisations (NGOs) at the UN are Christian while, the Vatican enjoys a special observer status, as a state and religion. Muslim NGOs are often represented through the collective of states in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/christianity-dominates-united-nations-concludes-study-9032598.html

Imagine how pro-Christian governments in the West, pro-Muslim/Islam governments influence the UN at every level upon non-Christian & non-Islamic countries? Is this not where the UN bias is rooted?

Overall, the UN regularly engages with more than 3,000 non-governmental organisations afforded ‘official’ UN status. Around 10 per cent are classified as FBOs (faith based organizations), implying that their activities and goals are significantly molded by religious orientations and principles.

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Then at the other end of the spectrum is Islam.

 

In July 2013, Wahhabism was identified by the European Parliament in Strasbourg as the main source of global terrorism.

In the 1970s, with the help of funding from petroleum exports and other factors, Saudi charities started funding Wahhabi schools (madrassas) and mosques across the globe (UK Telegraph)

US State Department estimated that over the past four decades Riyadh has invested more than $10bn (£6bn) into charitable foundations in an attempt to replace mainstream Sunni Islam with the harsh intolerance of its Wahhabism. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/29/what-is-wahhabism-the-reactionary-branch-of-islam-said-to-be-the/

The intelligence service of India estimates more than $244 million has been spent by Saudi Wahhabis during the past decade to set up 40 new mosques and four new madrassas and take over hundreds of others across the subcontinent, from Kashmir in the north to Maharashtra in the west and Kerala in the south.

The years 2011 to 2013 alone saw a record number of 25,000 Wahabis coming to India and conducting seminars in various parts of the country. They brought in Rs 1700 crore in several installments and used it to propagate the Wahabi style of Islam.

The Saudi sponsored Wahabis are aiming to set up their own education system in India – Rs 800 crore is being spent on setting up Universities in different parts of the country. They have earmarked Rs 400 crore to set up 40 Mosques adhering only to Wahabi preachings.

In Bosnia, too, Saudi financing has been central since the end of the civil war, in 1995, for construction of new mosques and cultural centers, such as the King Fahd Mosque in Sarajevo.

Saudi and Qatari Wahhabi charities controlled 60% of mosques in Italy by 2009.

80% of the 1,200 mosques operating in the US were constructed after 2001 & with Saudi money.

The money trail reflects the larger trend of the Saudi financing of Wahhabism abroad. Funds are funneled from Saudi sources through multiple, seemingly innocuous bank accounts—often via Qatar and Kuwait—reaching the accounts of mosques and imams who make distributions to Wahhabi organizations and individuals abroad. (Carol E. B. Choksy)

Bob Graham, a former Democratic senator from Florida who has called for declassification of the portion of the 9/11 Commission report dealing with Saudi Arabian links to the hijackers, says ISIS is a product of Saudi ideals, Saudi money, and Saudi organizational support.”

According to the Saudi monarchy’s official websites, Wahhabi charities and royal trusts, including that of another Saudi ruler, the late King Fahd, spent millions of dollars recruiting students to more than 1,500 mosques, 210 Muslim centers, 202 Islamic colleges, and 2,000 madrassas and on staffing those institutions with nearly 4,000 preachers and missionaries in non-Muslim nations in central, southern, and southeast Asia, as well as in Africa, Europe, and North America.

Using majority Muslim countries which number over 50, the IOC joins as a bloc of nations to make demands and exerts power over non-Muslim nations using trade, tourism, UN, UNHRC, local Muslims/local mosques/local Muslim politicians etc.

Money is disbursed to not only promote Islam but also purchase property & land, shares in countries, investments etc and all these added up make formidable challenges to any non-Muslim countries.

Islam exerts power politically, socially, economically, culturally using both state and non-state apparatus and these pose issues and concerns.

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Let us clear some facts about the 3 Abrahamic religions.

Both Islam and the Generic Church stand guilty of pursuing world conquest and domination through control of territory and people while Judaism pursued goal of dominating the world by controlling the world’s capital.

That historical mandate of conquest continues using pan-national/international structures and ‘liberal’ politically correct idioms.

Islam adopts the method of increasing Muslim population through birth and conversions while Judaism continues to control the world’s wealth.

Where does this leave a compassionate philosophy like Buddhism and its adherents?

The trigger points of influence by these 3 Abrahamic faiths is clear and prevalent across Government and non-Government (private/Public) structures at every level. This is why communication/PR/media influences people’s minds against or for a cause that is directed or choreographed by those who own and influence these entities. This is why the Buddhists & Hindus almost always gets a raw deal electronically/print communication channels as well as by the UN, Western Governments & majority-Muslim states.

There are no neutral countries today that are either Western or Islamic. Though we must mention with gratitude Pakistan that helped Sri Lanka end the conflict & other Muslim majority nations that voted for Sri Lanka at the UNHRC. The EU bloc of nations have voted against Sri Lanka.

History is witness to how these Abrahamic faiths used the sword on behalf of their religion. Every murder, every territory taken was in the name of their God. Their new weapons have become the natives that have converted and the floors of the international agencies which they influence and the slogans democracy, freedom multiculturalism, human rights, racism, equality are perfect to interfere and dictate to non-Christian/non-Islamic countries which they eye to take over. There are only a few left. While both compete to take over non-Christian/non-Islamic territory they themselves are at odds with one another.

The Middle East and parts of Africa are in chaos. The new found friends to upset any country has become the Al Qaeda, ISIS and their off shoots. Hired Muslims and Christians are helping to kill innocent Muslims and Christians in a bogus war on terror.

At the international level world trade is controlled by the IMF, WTO, World Bank who dictate the world order and money flow and control illegal & legal trade with the capacity to make bank collapse and recover.

It is in this global context that Buddhism/Buddhists face unprecedented challenges.

Inside the UN – 70% NGOs, the Christian Western bloc vote, the Islamic bloc vote determines what UN officials deem ‘right’.

Foreign government funds are also disbursed to non-state organizations to propagate a policy that gets subtly hidden in internationalized jargon.

At the propaganda/media levels the situation is simple. A Christian/Islamic racist remark is given lesser coverage while a Buddhist or Hindu reacting to the remarks get full media attention and the electronic and print media goes into action to completely annihilate the person reacting, ignoring the reason for the reaction.

Moreover, there are hired people or those with bogus names tasked to denigrate Buddhism/Buddhists and this is flagged throughout the media channels given the impression that the world’s worst are no one but the Buddhists and Buddhism is to blame and this give reasons to sideline the place of Buddhism, marginalize the place given to Buddhism and that is what is being done vis a vis the new constitutional changes being proposed in Sri Lanka.

The ground work has been nicely laid out to prepare people for the realization of the historical objective to oust Buddhism from its sacred role and position in Sri Lanka using all the jargon and people and institutes available and at their disposal.

It is only the people who have a solid understanding of the past, the historical background of Sri Lanka together with the understand of the influence and the trigger points that are used and are in control of the parties out to oust Buddhism, who understands the bigger picture.

The issue has nothing to do with people following the Abrahamic faiths. Most of them do not know or are totally unaware of what goes on inside these financially power religious institutions or what their leaders and their board of directors are really upto. What they are upto in reality has nothing to do with the philosophy that bore their faiths.

It is therefore time that people wake up to realities and place situations in their proper context.

A web comment is quoted to highlight the situation further

“Buddhism is the only religion without a creator god. Buddhism’s reincarnation tallies with science. There are no 
conflicts with science in Buddhism. But in today’s mad world Buddhism has been pushed to a corner since
 Buddhism doesn’t have an organisation/organisations to protect. It’s very sad Buddhism’s non-violence approach 
itself is being destroyed by the other two religion. Buddhism doesn’t have a Vatican (smallest, yet the most
powerful country in the world) or Mecca. So the destruction of Buddhism in Sri Lanka goes full steam ahead in
 Sri Lanka”

Let’s talk about Media Racism on Sri Lanka

Let’s talk about Media Racism on Sri Lanka

Posted on March 10th, 2018

As Buddhists, we feel hurt & saddened at the manner mainstream media has been reporting on Sri Lanka. Every event is quickly turned into delivering headlines that specifically targets Buddhists & Buddhism and completely brainwashes the world against the majority populace in Sri Lanka. The owners, the paid journalists that carry the story, the editor who decides the headline & approves content are so hateful of Buddhists & Buddhism. Why? What have Buddhists or Buddhism done to them to be this vengeful with their pen? How can media be allowed to demonize a race & religion this way? When the Government & international bodies are clamping down on racism and going as far as to completely block social media, how fair is it for the print media to be allowed to publicly attack one party this way without an iota of evidence?

Take the headlines that have been relayed globally by mainstream media. Are these media fishing for catchy headlines to sell or are they truly serious about reporting truth & facts? We seriously have our doubts. Take each of the write ups and there is nothing factual except sensationalism which gets picked up by other media and after a few additional sensationalism is rotated as news once more. These are serious media ethic violations but then who can we raise objections with. It is apparent & clear that the global objective is to tarnish the image of Buddhists & Buddhism as Sri Lanka is geopolitically significant competition.

Reading below not a single would be able to grasp that the entire fracas arose from an isolated incident wherein 4 drunkards assaulted a truck driver for not allowing them to overtake him and the truck driver died after over 10 days in the intensive care.

It was secondary that the drunkards were all Muslim and the truck driver was a Sinhalese Buddhist. As everyone can see the drunkards did not drink because they were Muslim or the truck driver did not allow the drunkards to overtake him because he was Sinhala Buddhist! If Police had immediately arrested and charged the men with attack and murder and publicly stated this, there would have been no room for any mischief by any party.

Globe and Mail – Buddhist mobs sweep through Sri Lanka’s Muslim neighbourhoods

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/buddhist-mobs-sweep-through-sri-lankas-muslim-neighbourhoods/article38247030/

The writer Bharatha Mallawarchi makes a sweeping statement alleging that the mobs were Buddhist. How can he ascertain this? Did they wear t-shirts carrying ‘I am Buddhist’?

Reuters – Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite state of emergency

By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilalt – the article has nothing whatsoever about the incident & is plugging various other past news with the obvious objective of declaring Buddhists as guilty.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-clashes/buddhist-mobs-target-sri-lankas-muslims-despite-state-of-emergency-idUSKCN1GJ0TJ

BBC – Sri Lanka struggles to curb Buddhist riots

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43305453

Times of India – Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite curfew https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/buddhist-mobs-target-sri-lankas-muslims-despite-state-of-emergency/articleshow/63200233.cms

Let it be reiterated that the people of the area, the victims who had their houses & properties destroyed and attacked are in unison to say that it was a pre-planned attack and they have openly pointed fingers at the Government & the police for inaction. Please listen to this Muslim cleric (in civilian clothing) He does not make one reference or accuse Sinhala Buddhists of being the attackers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVPUF52oJkk

Let us also remind the world and media in particular that not one war has been waged by Buddhists on behalf of Buddhism which cannot be said of either Christianity & Islam. History is witness to how both these religions have waged wars in the name of their religion.

Let us also remind the world that Buddhism spread to Persia & Far East with millions of people embracing the teachings of Buddha not because a sword, missionaries or coercive tactics were used but purely because people found sense in the teachings and Buddhism could be scientifically proved. There were no requirement to indulge in myths, fairytales, mandatory rules & regulations and anyone could question and seek answers. Are these the factors that threatens others? Is this why a global campaign is out to denigrate Buddha’s teachings and ridicule the followers? We are also alert to how a subtle campaign is out to hijack Buddhas core teachings and repackage as being non-Buddhist. Mindfulness is one such attempt we notice is being promoted without any acknowledgement to Buddha. We really want to know why there is such a well-funded campaign lying in wait to use media to make sweeping generalizations and corner Buddhists into not defending their religion.

The plan may work with a lot of people but we would like to play straight and ask directly what it is that the anti-Buddhist and anti-Buddhism lobby find so hateful?

Whether it is the global media or even local media great pains are taken to pinpoint every blame to Sinhalese Buddhists. The 1964 Press Commission Report will reveal how media has been playing politics with communication. The unabashed lengths media owners, the editors and the journalists go to is shocking when extracts of this report is read. These are no exaggerations and come with examples and proof. A content analysis of present media outlets and the editorials and journalists will further reveal that the malady has not changed.

Press Commission Report 1964 – Some extracts http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/05/04/the-press-commission-report-1964-some-extracts-and-a-brief-commentary/

Denigration of Buddhism by Sri Lanka’s Mass Media – Commission of Inquiry urgently needed – http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/06/30/denigration-of-buddhism-by-sri-lankas-mass-media-commission-of-inquiry-urgently-needed/

Press Complaints Commission – Buddhism bashing in newspapers in Sri Lanka http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/06/24/press-complaints-commission-buddhism-bashing-in-newspapers-in-sri-lanka/

Sri Lanka needs a national media commission to steer journalistic ethics https://www.onlanka.com/news/sri-lanka-needs-a-national-media-commission-to-steer-journalistic-ethics.html

Is Sri Lanka’s Media promoting peace https://www.onlanka.com/news/is-sri-lankas-media-promoting-peace.html

These are all violations of the Code of Professional Practice (Code of Ethics) of The Editors Guild of Sri Lanka and Free Media Movement adopted by the Sri Lanka Press Institute.

https://samsn.ifj.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Sri-Lanka-Code-of-Ethics.pdf

  • 1 The media must take all reasonable care to report news and pictures accurately and without distortion.
  • 3 A journalist shall not knowingly or wilfully promote communal or religious discord or violence.

Why is everyone against Sinhalese Buddhists – the West hates them because the West needs to use the minority tag to advance their agendas for which Tamils have been useful for 3 decades and now with the West’s pivot to Asia both Sri Lanka & Myanmar are being targeted with Islamic fundamentalists with media going on a crying campaign about Rohingyas without ascertaining the true facts on where Rohingyas actually belong to and not asking why these Muslim refugees are not taken in by Muslim majority countries, India hates Sinhala Buddhists because Tamils are key to advancing their agendas but none of the minorities seem to realize that all these external ‘friends’ are simply using the minorities to advance their own agendas.

It is only when the majority feel safe that they have the strength to protect the minorities. This is why all external forces are out to weaken the majority. In weakening the majority the foundation of the country is affected. We all know that none can rely on politicians and it is the politicians that have brought great damage to the nation with their irresponsible and power-hungry governance. The minorities of Sri Lanka bear witness to how the Sinhalese have protected them. King Senarath sent his envoy Attapattu to the North to fight the Portuguese and sacrificed his life in defending the land, the same King gave refuge to the Muslims who were being hounded & killed by both Portuguese & the Dutch. The present Muslims in Kandy are sons & daughters of those Muslims the Sinhala king helped resettle saving them from death & danger. In every riot that has had government backing it was the Sinhalese who provided safe haven, food and protection to the minorities July 1983 is one such example of many. Can the minorities please come out and admit this without allowing the media & vested parties to get away with their lies.

It is commended that many Muslims at least have realized the larger plan and the bigger picture. Perhaps it is one reason why social media was blocked. While social media allows free and unrestricted expression of opinion, it also enables people to counter lies and falsehoods which is not possible on print media for even right of replies are rarely entertained if it means a Sinhala Buddhist is trying to get the true story across. Even poya day supplements are now being used to contest the teachings of Buddha by non-Buddhist writers while a bevy of non-Buddhist regular writers are given columns to write what they like against Buddhists and there is no room for response. Now even the state print media is being used to convey the message by so-called historians who are indirectly asking all minorities to gang up against the Sinhala Buddhists!

http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/02/26/features/143898/cycles-history

There’s a political space that’s been left empty. The UNP has taken advantage of this, to a point. Let’s look at the mathematics of it: if you get the Sinhalese Christians, the Muslims, and the Tamils together

When these truths are told openly and bravely, the response is to get some pseudo Sinhalese to call the messenger all sorts of names – racist, fundamentalist, extremist are generally terms that are thrashed across media to bury the message and prevent anyone from reading and understanding the message. This tactic has worked in the past but people are now waking up and realizing the truth. They are not suckers for lies any more. Anyone is welcome to tag people by name calling but they must come out and challenge where and which line racism prevails instead of indulging in a maligning campaign simply to hide the truth from the readers.

The public is advised to verify print media reports without accepting every story on print. Media is paid to only report not to claim to be the sole witness, judge, jury & executioner.

Shenali D Waduge

 

රනිල්, මලික්‌, වික්‍රම, චන්දිමාල් ‘මහපොළ’ටත් වැඩේ දීලා… බැදුම්කර මගඩියට සමවෙයි..

රනිල්, මලික්‌, වික්‍රම, චන්දිමාල් ‘මහපොළ’ටත් වැඩේ දීලා… බැදුම්කර මගඩියට සමවෙයි..
Posted on March 3rd, 2018

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බැඳුම්කර වංචාවට සමාන මූල්‍ය වංචාවක්‌ මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේත් සිදුව ඇතැයි පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්‍ෂයේ ලේකම් පුබුදු ජයගොඩ මහතා පැවසීය.

ශිෂ්‍ය සුබසාධනය වෙනුවෙන් පිහිටුවා තිබෙන මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ සිදුවී තිබෙන බරපතළ මූල්‍ය වංචාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් නෛතික ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගත යුතු බවත් අඩු ආදායම්ලාභී පවුල්වල දරුවන්ගේ උසස්‌ අධ්‍යාපනය හදාරන සිසුන් සඳහා වෙන් වුණු මුදල් මෙසේ වංචා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව වර්තමාන ආණ්‌ඩුව සෘජුව වගකිව යුතු බවත් පුබුදු ජයගොඩ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය.

පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්‍ෂ මූලස්‌ථානයේ 28 වැනිදා පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී එසේ කී පුබුදු ජයගොඩ මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද පැවසීය.

මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදල ආරම්භයේ සිට මේ දක්‌වාම මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ පනතින්ම අයත්ව තිබුණේ වෙළෙඳ අමාත්‍යාංශයටයි. පසුකාලීනව නම් කළ විදිහට අභ්‍යන්තර වෙළෙඳ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේයි. 2015 සැප්තැම්බර් 21 නිකුත් කරපු ගැසට්‌ නිවේදනයකින් මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදල මලික්‌ සමරවික්‍රම අමාත්‍යවරයා යටතේ තිබෙන සංවර්ධන උපායමාර්ග හා ජාත්‍යන්තර වෙළෙඳ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතට පත් කළා. මෙතරම් කාලයක්‌ පැවතුණු සම්ප්‍රදායක්‌ වෙනස්‌ කරන්න හේතුව ප්‍රශ්නයක්‌.

රනිල්, මලික්‌, වික්‍රම, චන්දිමාල් ‘මහපොළ’ටත් වැඩේ දීලා… බැදුම්කර මගඩියට සමවෙයි..

80 දශකයේත් 90 දශකය මුල් භාගයේත් මහපොළ සැණකෙළි පවත්වා ඒ සැණකෙළි හරහා අරමුදල් එකතු කළාට අමතරව මෙම අරමුදල සංවර්ධනය වන ප්‍රධාන විධි ක්‍රමය තමයි මේ අරමුදලේ තිබෙන මුදල් රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල ආයෝජනය කිරීම. එයින් ලැබෙන පොලියෙන් තමයි මේ අරමුදල සංවර්ධනය කරන්නේ. රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත් වෙළෙඳපළට ඕනෑම කෙනෙකුට ගිහිල්ලා මුදල් ආයෝජනය කරන්න බැහැ. ඒ සඳහා ප්‍රාථමික වෙළෙඳුන් ලෙස ලියාපදිංචි විය යුතුයි. ලංකාවේ එවැනි සමාගම් 16 ක්‌ තිබෙනවා. ඒ නිසා රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල මුදල් ආයෝජනය කිරීම සඳහා මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලින් රාජ්‍ය සමාගමක්‌ ලියාපදිංචි කළා. ඒ National Wealth Corporation කියන සමාගමයි. එම සමාගමටම අනුබද්ධව තවත් රාජ්‍ය සමාගමක්‌ Nat Wealth Securities Ltd. නමින් ආරම්භ කළා. එම සමාගම විසින් තමයි රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල මුදල් ආයෝජනය කරන්නේ භ්එ Nat Wealth Securities Ltd. සමාගමේ සභාපතිවරයා ආචාර්ය වීරසූරියයි.

දැනට මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදල් පනතේ සඳහන් ආකාරයට මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ සාමාජිකයන් විය හැක්‌කේ වයස අවුරුදු 70 ට අඩු අයට විතරයි. වික්‍රම වීරසූරිය 1939 ඉපදුනු කෙනෙක්‌. ඔහුගේ වයස 70 ට වැඩියි. ඒ නීතිය කඩමින් මලික්‌ සමරවික්‍රම අමාත්‍යවරයා විසිනුයි මේ පත්කිරීම කරලා තියෙන්නෙ. පළවැනි කරුණ තමයි මොහු මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ සිටීම නීති විරෝධීයි. එවැන්නකට මලික්‌ සමරවික්‍රම අමාත්‍යවරයා අවසර දුන්නේ ඇයි? දෙවැනි එක මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ සභාපති වනවාට අමතරව මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ මුදල් රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල ආයෝජනය කිරීම සඳහා හදපු Nat Wealth Securities Ltd. සමාගමේ සභාපතිවරයාත් ඔහුමයි.

ඔහු එහි සභාපතිවරයා ලෙස ඉන්නා අතරම ඔහුට තියනවා ඔහුගේම සමාගමක්‌. ඒ සමාගම තමයි Wealth Trust Securities Ltd සමාගම. මේ සමාගම රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත් සඳහා ආයෝජනය කිරීම සඳහා ප්‍රාථමික වෙළෙඳුන් ලියාපදිංචි කළ සමාගම් 16 න් එකක්‌. මේ පෞද්ගලික සමාගමේ කොටස්‌ වැඩිම හිමිකාරිත්වය තියෙන්නේ මහාචාර්ය වික්‍රම වීරසූරියටයි. ඔහු යටතේ කොටස්‌ 6,025,601ක්‌ තිබෙනවා. Safe Holdings කියන සමාගමක්‌ යටතේ තිබෙනවා කොටස්‌ හැට අටලක්‌ෂ දහනමදාස්‌ දෙසීයක්‌. Safe Holdings සමාගමේ සභාපතිවරයාත් වික්‍රම වීරසූරියමයි. ඒ අනුව ඔහුගේ පුද්ගලික නමින් තිබෙනවා කොටස්‌ 60 ලක්‌ෂයක්‌ විතර, ඔහු සභාපතිත්වය දරන සමාගමකට තිබෙනවා කොටස්‌ ලක්‌ෂ 68 ක්‌ විතර. ඊට අමතරව මෙහි විශාල කොටස්‌ හිමියෙක්‌ට ඉන්නේ Shinco Group කියන සමාගම. එයට කොටස්‌ අසූ ලක්‌ෂයක්‌ තිබෙනවා.Wealth Trust Securities Ltd කියන සමාගම වික්‍රම වීරසූරිගේ හිමිකාරිත්වය යටතේ තිබෙන ඔහුගේ පෞද්ගලික සමාගමක්‌. ඒ විතරක්‌ නෙවේ, මේ සමාගම ඔහුගේ පවුලේ පෞද්ගලික සමාගමක්‌. ඒ සමාගමේ අධ්‍යක්‌ෂ මණ්‌ඩලයේ සේනක වීරසූරිය සහ ප්‍රියන්ජිත් වීරසූරිය යන වික්‍රම වීරසූරියගේ පුතුන් දෙදෙනාත් ඉන්නවා. ඒ නිසා මේ සමාගම පියා, පුතුන් දෙදෙනා සහ තව කිහිපදෙනෙක්‌ අධ්‍යක්‌ෂ ධූර දරන පවුලේ පුද්ගලික සමාගමක්‌.

මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ මුදල් රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල ආයෝජනය සඳහා මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදල විසින් ලියාපදිංවි කළ Nat Wealth Securities Ltd රාජ්‍ය සමාගම තිබියදී ඒ රාජ්‍ය සමාගම පැත්තකින් තියලා. සුරැකුම්පත්වල Wealth Trust Securities Ltd කියන වික්‍රම වීරසූරියට අයත් පෞද්ගලික සමාගම හරහා මුදල් ආයෝජනයක්‌ කරලා තියෙනවා. මෙය සිදුවන්නේ 2015 අගෝස්‌තු මාසයෙන් පසුවයි. මේ වංචාව සිදුකරලා තියෙන්නේ අඩු ආදායම්ලාභී පවුල්වල දරුවන්ට අධ්‍යාපනය සඳහා මුදල් වෙන්වෙන අරමුදලකින්. රුපියල් මිලියන දාහක මුදලක්‌ මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලෙන් අරගෙන රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල ආයෝජනය කරලා තිබෙනවා. එය ආයෝජනය කරලා තිබෙන්නේ Natwest Security Limited කියන රාජ්‍ය සමාගම හරහා නෙවෙයි. Wealth Trust Securities Ltd සමාගමයි. එහි අනුබද්ධ සමාගමක්‌ JK Asset Trust Management Ltd කියන පුද්ගලික සමාගම හරහා. ප්‍රශ්නේ තිබෙන්නේ Asset Trust Management Ltd කියන සමාගමේ සභාපතිවරයා විදිහට ඉන්නෙත් වික්‍රම වීරසූරියමයි. ඒ නිසා මෙයත් ඔවුන්ගේ පවුලේ සමාගමක්‌. මේ ආයෝජනයෙන් පසුව ලැබූ ලාභයන් පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු ගත්තාම 2015 සැප්තැම්බර් 01 දා සිට 2016 ඔක්‌තෝබර් 31 දක්‌වා ගෙවුණු කාලය තුළ. Wealth Trust Securities Ltd සමාගම මහපොළ භාරකාර අරමුදලේ මුදල් රාජ්‍ය සුරැකුම්පත්වල ආයෝජනය කිරීම හරහා අති විශාල ලාභයක්‌, රුපියල් පනස්‌ දෙකෝටි විසි දෙලක්‌ෂ අසූඅටදහස්‌ පන්සිය අසූ අටක්‌ උපයා ගෙන තිබෙනවා. සරලව කිව්වොත් වික්‍රම වීරසූරියගේ පෞද්ගලික සමාගම රුපියල් මිලියන 522 ක ලාභයක්‌ උපයාගෙන තිබෙනවා.

දැන් වෛද්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට මහපොළ දෙන්නේ නෑ. මේ වන විට ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට වාරික 10 ක්‌ ගෙවලා නැහැ. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් වෛද්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යයෙක්‌ සඳහා ඔවුන්ගේ පාඨමාලා කාලය අවුරුදු 5 ක්‌ නිසා එක අවුරුද්දකට මහපොළ වාරික 10 බැගින් මහපොළ වාරික 50 ක්‌ සඳහා මුදල් වෙන් වෙනවා. දැන් විශ්වවිද්‍යාල කොමිෂන් සභාව කියනවා වෛද්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට දෙන්නේ මහපොළ වාරික 40 යි, 50 ක්‌ දෙන්නේ නෑ පන්ති වර්ජනයේ යෙදුනු මාස 10 සඳහා වාරික 10 ක්‌ කපනවා කියලා. පන්ති වර්ජනය කළ මාස 10 කියලා දෙයක්‌ නෑ. දැන් ඒ මාස 10 නැවත අධ්‍යාපන කටයුතු සිදු වෙනවා. පාඨමාලාව අවුරුදු 5 ම තිබෙනවා. ඔවුන් අලුතින් මාස 10 ක්‌ වෛද්‍ය සිසුන් අධ්‍යාපනය ලබනවා. නමුත් එක ශිෂ්‍යයෙක්‌ට වාරික 10 සඳහා රුපියල් 50000 ක්‌ කපනවා. අවම වශයෙන් සිසුන් 3000 ට 3500 ට මහපොළ අහිමි වෙනවා. ඒ අනුව පන්ති වර්ජනය කළා කියලා හේතුවක්‌ දාලා මහපොළ අරමුදලෙන් ගෙවිය යුතු කෝටි 15 ක්‌ පමණ මහපොළ වාරික වෛද්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට දෙන්නේ නෑ. ගිය අවුරුද්දේ සිද්ධ වුණු මුදල් වංචාව විසින් සිද්ධ වූ පාඩුව රුපියල් කෝටි 18 ක්‌. එහි කෝටි 18 ක්‌ පාඩු වෙනවා, මෙතන තීරණය කරනවා කෝටි 15 ක්‌ සිසුන්ට ලැබිය යුතු මහපොළ වාරික කපා දාන්න. දැන් ශිෂ්‍යයෝ පිටින් යවලා තිබෙනවා මේ වංචාවේ පාඩුව. මලික්‌ සමරවීරගේ සිට වික්‍රම වීරසූරියගේ සිට රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහගේ පන්තියේ යාලුවා වන චන්දිමාල් මෙන්ඩිස්‌ලගේ සිට සියලු දෙනා එකතු වෙලා කරපු හොරකමක්‌. මේ මහජන මුදල් අපහරණයෙහි බර දැන් පටවලා තිබෙනවා වෛද්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යයා උඩට. පාඩු වුණු කෝටි 18 කවර් කරන්න යන්නේ ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට දෙන මහපොළවලින් කෝටි 15 ක්‌ කපලා. අපි හිතනවා මේකට එරෙහිව නෛතික ක්‍රියාමාර්ග, උද්ඝෝෂණ ක්‍රියාමාර්ග සියල්ල ගත යුතුයි කියලා.

– Divaina

අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන් වගකීම බාරගෙන නිර්දේශ කළේ අගමැතියි-මේ රටේ නිතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන්නේ ගමේ ඉන්න පුංචි මිනිස්සුන්ට විතරද

අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන් වගකීම බාරගෙන නිර්දේශ කළේ අගමැතියි.. අද නිතිය භාර අගමැතිට තම මිතුරා ලංකාවට ගෙන්නා නීතිය කරන්න අවස්ථාව..
Posted on February 28th, 2018

 Source; lanka C news

පසුගිය කාලය පුරාම සාමාන්‍ය මහා ජනතාව අතර අල්ලසට දුෂණයට විරුද්ධව ලොකු හඩක් රට පුරා තිබුණු බවත් එය මැතිවරණයේදී ජනතාව විසින් ඔප්පු කල බවත් එක්සත් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් මෛත්‍රී ගුණරත්න මහතා පවසනවා.

ඒ මහතා මේ බව පැවසුවේ ගාල්ලේ පවතී ජන හමුවක් අමතමිනි.

මෙහිදී වැඩි දුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ ගුණරත්න මහතා කියාසිටියේ පසුගිය පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය මේ ආණ්ඩුවට විරුද්ධව ලැබුණු ජනමතයක් විදියටයි අපිට තේරුම් ගන්න සිදුවන්නේ,එහිදී බහුතර ජනතාව අගමැතිවරයා ප්‍රමුඛ ආණ්ඩුව යන ගමන වැරදි බව තීරණය කරලා තියනවා

යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවට මිනිස්සු ඡන්දය දුන්නේ අල්ලස්,වංචාව,හොරකම,දුෂණය තුරන් කරන්න.නමුත් මේ ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඒ ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් සාධාරණය කලේ නැහැ.ඒ වෙනුවට අලුත් විදියකින් හොරකම,වංචාව නීතිගත වුන එකයි වුනේ.අපි එදත් හොරකමට විරුද්ධව සටන් කළා,අදත් ඒ සටන කරනවා” ඒ මහතා පැවසිය.

අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන් වගකීම බාරගෙන නිර්දේශ කළේ අගමැතියි.. අද නිතිය භාර අගමැතිට තම මිතුරා ලංකාවට ගෙන්නා නීතිය කරන්න අවස්ථාව..

තව දුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම්වරයා,

අද බලන්න මේ ආණ්ඩුව කැබිනට් සංශෝධනයක් ගෙනාවා,එක ගෙනත් අවුලක් වෙනුවට අවුල් ජාලයක් නිර්මාණය කළා, අද ඇමතිවරු කියනවා මට එපා මේ ඇමතිකම, මට ඕනේ අර ඇමතිකම කියල.මේ මොන ආණ්ඩු කිරීමක්ද, ඉතිහාසයේ කවද්ද මෙහෙම ආණ්ඩු කෙරුවේ

ජනතාව මහා බැංකු වංචාවට විරුද්ධව ලොකු හඩක් නැගුවා, මේ රටේ සිවිල් සංවිධාන, විද්වතුන් හා නිදහස් මත දරන පුරවැසියෝ මාධ්‍යවේදීන් සියලු දෙනා කිව්වා ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ වෙච්ච ලොකුම හොරකම මහා බැංකු වංචාවට දඩුවම් දෙන්න කියල.මේ සම්බන්දයෙන් ජනාධිපති කොමිෂම වැරදි කරුවන් පෙන්වා දුන්නා, නමුත් අද මහා බැංකු වංචාවේ මහමොලකරුවන්ට නිතිය භාරදීලා දැන් හොරු අල්ලන්න කමිටු පත්කරනවා.ගමේ මිනිහෙක් පොල් ගෙඩියක් අඹ ගෙඩියක් කැඩුවට දඩ ගහනවා, හිරේ දානවා.කොන්ඩ කටුවකින් සීගිරියේ චිත්‍රයක් හුරපු ළමයට සිර දඩුවම් දුන්නා.එහෙම රටේ මහා බැංකුව කඩපු මිනිසුන්ට දඩුවමක් නැහැ

අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන්ට රටෙන් පැනල යන්න ඉඩ දුන්නා, අද ඔහු සිංගප්පුරුවෙත් නෑ කියනවා.අධිකරණය යවපු සිතාසිය අයෙ හරවල එවනවා.මේ රටේ නිතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන්නේ ගමේ ඉන්න පුංචි මිනිස්සුන්ට විතරද කියන ප්‍රශ්නය දැන් හැම කෙනෙක්ම අහන ප්‍රශ්නයක් බවට පත්වෙලා

අගමැතිවරයාට මේ බැදුම්කර වංචාවේ ප්‍රධාන චෝදනාවක් එල්ල වුනා.ඔහු තමයි අර්ජුන මහේන්ද්‍රන් මහා බැංකු අධිපති විදියට පත් කරන්න කියලා නිර්දේශ කළේ.අද නිතිය භාර ඇමති අගමැතිවරයා දැන් ඔහුට පුළුවන් වෙන්න ඕනේ තමාගේ මිත්‍රයා ලංකාවට ගෙන්නලා නිතිය ඉදිරියට යොමු කරන්න.නමුත් අපි විශ්වාස කරන්නැහැ එක එහෙම වෙයි කියලා

ජනාධිපති තුමාටත් අපි කියන්න ඕනේ ජනතාව පසුගිය මැතිවරණයේදී ලැබුණු ජනවරමට අනුව අපිට පෙන්නේ ජනතාව කිව්වේ අගමැති මහබැංකු වංචාව සම්බන්දයෙන් චෝදනාවට ලක්වෙලා ඔහු ඉවත් කරන්න කියලා, නමුත් අද ඔහුට පොලිසිය භාරදීලා ජනතාවගේ විශ්වාසය නැති කෙනෙක්ට පොලිසිය භාර දීම අපිට අනුමත කරන්න බැහැ.මේ වෙන දේවල් වල හැටියට යහපාලනය ගෙනත් ජනතාව මේ රටේ පුරවැසියෝ බලාපොරොත්තු වුන අපමණ අගය මේ රටට හා ජනතාවට දෙන්න පුළුවන් කියල අපි හිතන්නැහැ”

– කේ.ටී.දර්ශන

අල්ලාහ් වෙනුවෙන් යෑයි කෑගසමින් තරුණියකට 15 වතාවක්‌ පිහි පහර එල්ල කළ බවයි

ලන්ඩනයට යළි ත්‍රස්‌ත ප්‍රහාරයක්‌
7 ක්‌ මියයති – 48 කට තුවාල

චතුර පමුණුව

ලන්ඩන් නුවරට එල්ල වූ ත්‍රස්‌ත ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පුද්ගලයන් හත් දෙනකු මියගොස්‌ තවත් 48 දෙනකු තුවාල ලබා ඇත.

සෙනසුරාදා (03 දා) රාත්‍රි 10 ට පමණ සුදු පැහැති වෑන් රථයකින් පැමිණි ජිහාඩ් සාමාජිකයන් තිදෙනකු ලන්ඩන් බ්‍රිඡ් පාලම මතින් ගමන් ගත් පුද්ගලයන් 20 ක්‌ පමණ යටකර පසුව එම රථයෙන් බැස අසල සිටි සියලු දෙනාටම පිහිවලින් ඇන තිබේ.

මෙම පාලම අසල බොරෝ මාකට්‌ ප්‍රදේශයේ මත්පැන් ශාලාවල සිටි අයටද පිහියෙන් ඇන තිබේ.

මෙම ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳ පළමු දුරකථන ඇමතුම ලැබී විනාඩි අටක්‌ තුළ එම ස්‌ථානයට පැමිණි පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරීන් ත්‍රස්‌තයන් තිදෙනාට වෙඩි තබා මරාදමා ඇත.

සිද්ධිය ඇසින් දුටු ලන්ඩන් වැසියකු වන ජෙරාඩ් ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නේ ත්‍රස්‌තයන් මේ අල්ලාහ් වෙනුවෙන් යෑයි කෑගසමින් තරුණියකට 15 වතාවක්‌ පිහි පහර එල්ල කළ බවයි.

ලන්ඩන් බ්‍රිඡ් පාලම මත සිටි බී.බී.සී. වාර්තාකාරිනිය වූ හොලී ජොන්ස්‌ ප්‍රකාශ කළේ වෑන් රිය තමා වටින් කැරකී ගොස්‌ හය දෙනෙකු හැප්පූ බවයි.

මේ ත්‍රස්‌තයන් තිදෙනා මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බකරුවන් ලෙස සැරසී සිටි නමුත් ඒවා ව්‍යාජ ජැකට්‌ බව ලන්ඩන් පොලිසිය කියයි.

මැන්චෙස්‌ටර්හි සංගීත ප්‍රසංගයකට එල්ල වූ මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරයෙන් දින 12 කට පසුව මේ ත්‍රස්‌ත ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල විය. මැන්චෙස්‌ටර් ප්‍රහාරයට 23 ක්‌ බිලි වූහ.

මෙහිදී පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරියකුටද පිහියෙන් ඇන තිබේ. අඩියක්‌ පමණ දිගැති පිහියාවලින් මෙම ත්‍රස්‌තයන් සන්නද්ධව සිටි බව ඇසින් දුටුවෝ පවසති.

මැන්චෙස්‌ටර් ප්‍රහාරයට පසුව ලන්ඩන් නගරයේ ආරක්‍ෂාවට හමුදා භටයන්ද යොදවා තිබිණි.

ත්‍රස්‌තවාදීන් තිදෙනා මැදපෙරදිග සම්භවයක්‌ ඇති පුද්ගලයන් බව ඩේලිමේල් පුවත්පත කියයි.

බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය මහ මැතිවරණය ලබන බ්‍රහස්‌පතින්aදා පැවැත්වීමට නියමිතය.

කෙසේ නමුත් මේ ප්‍රහාරයේ වගකීම මෙතෙක්‌ කිසිවකු විසින් භාරගෙන නැත.

known locally as “Abs”, after her son came home and said: “Mummy, I

want to be a Muslim.”

 

Police were warned about suspect two years ago

Police were warned about the main suspect radicalising children in a local park two years ago, a neighbour has revealed.

Erica Gasparri, an Italian mother of three who lives in the same complex, said she confronted the man, known locally as “Abs”, after her son came home and said: “Mummy, I want to be a Muslim.”

Gasparri then went to the park, where she said a “Pakistani man” had stated: “I’m ready to do whatever I need to do in the name of Allah. I am ready in the name of Allah to do what needs to be done, including killing my own mother.”

She said: “I took four photographs of him and gave them to the police. They rang Scotland Yard when I was there and said the information had been passed on to Scotland Yard. They were very concerned. They told me to delete the photos for my own safety which I did but then I heard nothing. That was two years ago. No-one came to me. If they did this could have been prevented and lives could have been saved.

“He would go down to the park and talk to them about Islam and he also came to the houses and gave the kids money and sweets during Ramadan.”
Gasparri said she told other neighbours including a Polish woman, who then tipped off the suspect that he had been reported to police.

Today that woman said she was sorry: “I didn’t know he was a bad guy. Maybe I was blind.”

In a stand-up row near the suspect’s flat on Sunday evening, Erica told the Polish woman: “My first impressions was he was a terrorist radicaliser.”

Met Police said they were aware of the claims, but had no comment at this stage, as they had not released any information about any of the suspects.

“I’m ready to do whatever I need to do in the name of Allah. I am ready in

the name of Allah to do what needs to be done, including killing my own

mother.”

He would go down to the park and talk to them about Islam and he also

came to the houses and gave the kids money and sweets during Ramadan.

Today that woman said she was sorry: “I didn’t know he was a bad guy.

Maybe I was blind.”

ජාතිවාදී – ආගම්වාදී ගැටුම් මර්දනයට පොලිස්‌ ඒකකයක්‌

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The Governor uttering lies about History of Sri  Lanka , promote Hate against Buddhists and Bodu Bala Sena while creating Fear among Ordinary Muslims.” (sic) says the Bodu Bala Sena.

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Referring to our story BBS To Destroy Kuragala Islam Religious Site – Alavi Mowlana Asked MR To Intervene the BBS today issued a statement. We publish below the statement in full;

“Pls refer to following International News Site where The Governor uttering lies about History of Sri  Lanka , promote Hate against Buddhists and Bodu Bala Sena while creating Fear among Ordinary Muslims. ” (sic)

“BBS states that This is completely wrong information. BBS never had any plans to destroy anything in Kuragala. We all fought to protect historical and archaeological site of Kuragala. We are surprized to see how a responsible person like Hon Governor writing a such letter giving false information. This will tarnish the image of Bodu bala Sena and create unnecessary fear among ordinary Muslims. As a responsible person with his office using  public funds he should have checked the authenticity of this information before giving so much publicity to false information. He could have easily checked the validity of this information from our office located very close to his office before making such statements.” (sic)

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ජාතිවාදී සහ ආගම්වාදී ආකාරයට ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙමින් අන්‍යාගමිකයන්ට හිරිහැර කරන සහ අන්‍යාගමික මධ්‍යස්‌ථානවලට පහරදෙන සංවිධානාත්මක කල්ලිවලට එරෙහිව කටයුතු කිරීමට පූර්ණ බලතල සහිත විශේෂ පොලිස්‌ ඒකකයක්‌ පිහිටුවීමට රජය තීරණය කර ඇත.අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ උපදෙස්‌ මත නීතිය හා සාමය පිළිබඳ අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ මෙම ඒකකය පිහිටුවන අතර, පොලිස්‌ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ දක්‍ෂ හා කාර්යක්‍ෂම නිලධාරිහු පිරිසක්‌ මෙම ඒකකයට අනුයුක්‌ත කෙරෙති.

අන්‍යාගමික ස්‌ථානවලට පහරදීමක්‌ හෝ යම් කලබලකාරී සිද්ධියක්‌ ඇතිවුවහොත් ක්‍ෂණිකව එම ස්‌ථානවලට පොලිස්‌ නිලධාරීන් යෙදවීම, විමර්ශන කිරීම හා උපදෙස්‌ දීම මෙම ඒකකයේ කාර්යභාරය වේ.

අන්‍යාගමික ස්‌ථානවලට පහරදෙන සංවිධානාත්මක කණ්‌ඩායම් පිළිබඳව සකස්‌ කෙරුණු වාර්තාවක්‌ ද ලබන සතියේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා සහ අගමැතිවරයා වෙත බුද්ධි අංශ මඟින් භාර දීමට ද නියමිතය.

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මෙය ඉතා අගනා කටයුත්තකි නමූත් බුදු සසුණ හා එහි වපසරිය විනාශ  කරනනන්  ගැන දහසක්‌ වාර්තා ඇත ඇමතිගේ අවදානය එම වාර්තාවලට ඇතුල් විය යුතුයි .

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To our knowledge, Cardinal`s statement has been made without consultation and thus, it may not even represent the views of Catholics of the Colombo Archdiocese. At the moment, Cardinal Ranjith is the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka

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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Does not want any Change to the Due Place Given to Buddhism in Constitution

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Amaradasa Silva

The right status and respect deserved for Buddhism should remain intact in the constitution, Colombo’s Archbishop Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said today.

He expressed this view while participating at a religious ceremony held under the patronage of Chief incumbent Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera at the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo.

The ceremony was held to confer the honour on the new Mahanayaka of the Asgiri Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera and the Anunayaka Theras and the Secretary Thera of the Asgiri Chapter and the Chief Incumbent Thera.

Rev.Cardinal Ranjith expressing his pleasure for inviting him to the occasion also said the teaching of Buddhism bring us relief whenever we are confronted with mental pain and discomfort .

The prominence of the country relies on Buddhism and there should not be any decision to change its due place secured by the constitution as we all live in a country nourished by Buddhism.

Rev. Cardinal Rajith also expressed their willingness to cooperate with the Maha Sanga to enhance the spiritual improvement of the people.

Courtesy:Daily Mirror

NEWS TWO  PEACE EYES… To our knowledge, Cardinal`s statement has been made without consultation and thus, it may not even represent the views of Catholics of the Colombo Archdiocese. At the moment, Cardinal Ranjith is the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka

The right status and respect deserved for Buddhism should remain intact in the constitution, Colombo s Archbishop Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Sunday, 7 August 2016 – 4:57 AM SL Time

As Catholic Clergy, Religious and laity from different Catholic dioceses and different Religious congregations from different parts of Sri Lanka, it is our view that Sri Lanka should be a secular state that recognizes, promotes and protects all universally recognized human rights.

To us, a secular state is one that doesn`t give foremost place, prominence and privileges to one religion, constitutionally or in practice. In our view, such a secular state will enable individuals and communities to be more religious and spiritual and will also promote harmony and co-existence amongst different religious communities. It will strengthen right of freedom of religion of all individuals and communities.

While we recognize the historical and present day contributions of all religions to the country and its peoples, we are also conscious of attacks, restrictions and variety of problems faced by the numerically smaller religious and ethnic communities, at the hands of the Sinhalese Buddhist dominated Sri Lankan state and majority communities. Constitutional provisions are one of the important means of protecting rights of numerical minorities.

To have a secular state, article 9 of the present constitution that says The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give Buddhism the foremost place must be done away. To us, this clause appears to be a contradiction to article 12 (2) of the present constitution which states that no citizen shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any such grounds .

In this regard, we endorse the statement in the 2013 Pastoral letter by all the Catholic Bishops in Sri Lanka that stated that Sri Lanka should shed all those clauses or conditions in its constitution that could be interpreted or read to justify different forms of discrimination against its people [1].

It`s in this context that we note with concern, and reject the recent statement of the Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, saying that he doesn`t recognize the concept of a secular state[2]. We are also concerned about the Cardinal`s statement implying that human rights are a western idea imposed on us, and that it can destroy our cultural heritage[3]. It is our firm conviction that human rights are universal and captures the teachings of Christianity and other religious and spiritual traditions about human dignity, equality, value of life etc. During times when Church leadership has been blind and deaf to biblical and church teaching on human rights, we recognize and appreciate the role social movements and secular institutions such as the UN has played in awakening us to our vocation to promote and protect human rights.

While we welcome Cardinal`s commitment to work together with Buddhists, we underline that such collaboration must be not to discriminate and suppress numerical minorities, but rather, to promote and protect human rights of all, especially of numerical minorities.

To our knowledge, Cardinal`s statement has been made without consultation and thus, it may not even represent the views of Catholics of the Colombo Archdiocese. At the moment, Cardinal Ranjith is the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka, which historically has been a position rotated on a regular basis, amongst the different Bishops who are members of the conference. But it should be noted that the Archbishop of Colombo doesn`t represent or lead in anyway the other 11 Catholic dioceses in Sri Lanka which are headed by their own Bishops. There are also many Catholic Religious Congregations in Sri Lanka which the Archbishop doesn`t represent. For all purposes, this appears to be a personal statement of the Cardinal and not of the Catholics in Sri Lanka.

We reiterate that as Catholics, we recognize the relevance and applicability of universally recognized human rights to Sri Lanka and fundamental vocation of all Catholics, along with all others, to protect and promote human rights. We also commit ourselves to secular Sri Lanka, which in practice and in its constitution, will not give foremost place, prominence or privilege to any religion, but rather will recognize and promote rights of all persons and communities to have a religion of his or her choice or not to have a religion.

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Saudi police ‘stopped’ fire rescue

Friday, 15 March, 2002, 12:19 GMT

Mecca city governor, Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdul Aziz, visits the fire-damaged girls school

The Mecca city governor visited the fire-damaged school
Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers.In a rare criticism of the kingdom’s powerful “mutaween” police, the Saudi media has accused them of hindering attempts to save 15 girls who died in the fire on Monday.

About 800 pupils were inside the school in the holy city of Mecca when the tragedy occurred.

Saudi hospital staff carry a victim of the girl school fire to an ambulance in Mecca

15 girls died in the blaze and more than 50 others were injured

According to the al-Eqtisadiah daily, firemen confronted police after they tried to keep the girls inside because they were not wearing the headscarves and abayas (black robes) required by the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Islam. One witness said he saw three policemen “beating young girls to prevent them from leaving the school because they were not wearing the abaya”.

The Saudi Gazette quoted witnesses as saying that the police – known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice – had stopped men who tried to help the girls and warned “it is a sinful to approach them”.

The father of one of the dead girls said that the school watchman even refused to open the gates to let the girls out.

“Lives could have been saved had they not been stopped by members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” the newspaper concluded.

Relatives’ anger

Families of the victims have been incensed over the deaths.

Most of the victims were crushed in a stampede as they tried to flee the blaze.

The school was locked at the time of the fire – a usual practice to ensure full segregation of the sexes.

The religious police are widely feared in Saudi Arabia. They roam the streets enforcing dress codes and sex segregation, and ensuring prayers are performed on time.

Those who refuse to obey their orders are often beaten and sometimes put in jail.

Saudi Arabia religious police chief announces new curbs

Saudi Arabia religious police chief announces new curbs

 Women and men in Saudi Arabia (file)
Saudi Arabia’s religious police – the “mutawa” – police dress codes and Islamic observance
Image caption Saudi Arabia’s religious police – the “mutawa” – police dress codes and Islamic observance

The head of Saudi Arabia’s notorious religious police has told the media he will curb his force’s powers in a bid to clamp down on excesses.

Some functions, such as arrests and interrogations, will be handed over to other state bodies, Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh told al-Hayat daily.

The force is supposed to police dress codes and religious observance.

But there has been growing anger among Saudis at examples of aggressive behaviour by the “mutawa”.

In recent months, a mobile phone clip of a religious policeman ordering a young woman to leave a mall because of her make-up went viral.

Many Saudis also blamed the mutawa for causing a fatal car crash when they chased a man who had refused to turn his radio down.

Mr Sheikh was appointed in January amid growing public criticism of the mutawa – officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

Their sanctioned duties include preventing women driving, enforcing modest dress codes, policing bans on public entertainment and making sure all businesses close for prayers five times a day.

Two weeks into the job, Mr Sheikh banned volunteers from serving in the force, and in April warned that those found to have harassed people would be punished.

He has publicly dressed down officers deemed to have applied themselves overzealously to their duties.

Now Mr Sheikh has announced a new raft of measures to curb their powers.

Arrests, interrogations, house raids and searches will now be carried out by other police or judicial bodies, he told al-Hayat.

Elsewhere he promised his officers would be forced to adhere to a new code of practice.

He said he would target the practice of preventing women unaccompanied by family from entering shopping centres.

But he still faces resistance from within his own organisation to any curb on its powers, says the BBC’s Arab affairs analyst Sebastian Usher.

Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs in Riyadh

Saudi men arrested for offering free hugs in Riyadh

 Grab from Bandr al-Swed's YouTube video showing him offering hugs in Riyadh
Image caption Bandr al-Swed’s video of Riyadh hugs has proved popular on YouTube

Two men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for offering free hugs to passers-by in the capital, Riyadh.

The Saudi religious police detained the two young men for indulging in exotic practices and offending public order.

The free hugs movement aims to “brighten up” people’s lives by offering strangers hugs.

A young Saudi man, Bandr al-Swed, posted a video of himself offering hugs to male strangers on YouTube, where it has received nearly 1.5m views.

“After seeing the Free Hugs Campaign in many different countries, I decided to do it in my own country,” Mr Swed told al-Arabiya news.

“I liked the idea and thought it could bring happiness to Saudi Arabia.”

Britain’s Independent newspaper reports that his video inspired two more young Saudis, Abdulrahman al-Khayyal and a friend.

They offered hugs, advertised on a placard, in one of Riyadh’s main shopping streets.

They were subsequently arrested by the kingdom’s religious police, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which is charged with ensuring that sharia law is strictly adhered to.

The two were required to sign a pledge that they would not offer hugs again, reports say.

The duties of Saudi Arabia’s religious police, or mutawa, include preventing women driving, enforcing modest dress codes, policing bans on public entertainment and making sure all businesses close for prayers five times a day.

Some in the kingdom find the mutawa’s powers an interference in their lives.

The religious police attracted criticism for their role in a 2002 fire at a school in Mecca in which 15 girls died. The police were accused of trying to keep the girls inside the burning building because they were not wearing the proper black robes required of Saudi females.

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