Protests in Colombo over attacks on Sri Lankan monks in Tamil Nadu
– Submitted by Walter Jayawardhana –
Sinhala Ravaya, a Sinhalese Buddhist pressure group, on Tuesday staged a march to the Indian High Commission in Colombo to protest the repeated attacks against Buddhist monks in Tamil Nadu.
Several dozens of monks and civilians handed over a petition to the Indian mission seeking Indian government’s intervention to prevent the attacks.
“The LTTE cadres who have killed many civilians Buddhist monks…are now enjoying the facilities provided by the government after being rehabilitated.
“While there is such a situation in Sri Lanka, we regret that the Indian government has not taken any action to stop these uncivilised actions against Sinhala Buddhists”, a statement by Sihala Ravaya said.
Two Buddhist monks had come under attacks in Tanjavur and in Chennai on Monday, triggering protests in Colombo.
Sri Lanka said it has sought from India protection for the Sri Lankan travellers and the island’s interest in view of the protests which have mounted to coincide with decision time for India over the anti-Sri Lanka resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The protest came just hours ahead of an Indian High Commission statement which said “We have noted with concern the recent incidents involving Sri Lankan citizens in Tamil Nadu. The Government of India, in consultation with the concerned State governments, has taken and will continue to take all measures to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sri Lankan visitors to India, including to Tamil Nadu”. (Courtesy the Hindu)
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LTTE supporters in Tamil Nadu want another Black July (like 1983) and we should not fall in to their trap. Act wisely !!!
The Bodu Bala Sena and Sinhala Ravaya are greatest phenomenons in the Sinhala Buddhist world in recent times.
These guys are out to protect our nation, our faith and our community. They should be garlanded.
The Bodhu Bala Sena is out to ensure communal equity by focusing on the the trade imbalance between the peace loving citizens. The halal certificate was providing an marketing advantage to the muslim community over consumer products. this has now been corrected thanks to the BBS initiative.
Just as Badudeen Mohammed, the Minister for education in the progressive Sirima Governmennt eradicated educational imbalance by introducing standardisation in University selections, the BBS is now on a quest to eliminate trade and commerce imbalance.
That is indeed, a laudable task.
Likewise, the Sinhala Ravaya appears to be protector of the Sinhala Buddhist culture. We should support them to the hilt.
Well one guys.
In any attempt such it should not create another black mark against the name of our country.
All should take aggressive approach by taking most appropriate path.
Stupid monks, Whay do you go there knowing the widespread anti-Sinhalese sentiment in Tamilnadu? You got what you asked!
Indra – answer.
if they have some thing in head then why are they became monks?
No. Neither the religion sellers of any other religion.
The Tamil Nadu goons do not know a pious monk from a militant monk. For Them all Sri Lanka Monks ate Militants or Terrorists.
BBS is not Buddhism, it is convoluted Buddhism, not the teachings of Buddha, just like Al Queda Convoluted Islam, with Suicides, forbidden.
BBS :It is Ethano-Religious differentiation.
Just like Buddha-Rakkita, the SWRD Bandaranaike killer monk of 1959.
The Original inhabitants of Lanka were not Hindus, Buddhists, Sinhala or Tamil, the Nagas, the Yakkas and the Veddah’s whose religion and culture are marginalized by the illegal invaders.
What is a Terrorist Organization? Definition.
http:// http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ terrorist+organization
Noun 1. terrorist organization – a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
foreign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act – the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.
So LTTE, Al-Queda, BBS, and many others Fall into this category, whether or not based on nationalism, racism, or religious beliefs. Just the Same.