Extremists replacing Sinhala signboards with those in Arabic: Prelate

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A group of extremists has been active in fixing signboards with Arabic names to Muhudu Maha Vihara Mawatha and other streets in the town, said Ven. Warakapola Indrasiri Nayake Thera, Eastern Province Sangha Nayake and Chief Incumbent of Muhudu Maha Viharaya in Pottuvil.

The Ven. Thera told a media discussion held last Wednesday that the name board ‘Historical Muhudu Maha Viharaya, Pottuvil’ was changed to ‘Masjithul Palah Road.’ The discussion was attended by the former Registrar of Polonnaruwa Sasanarakshaka Bala Mandalaya Ven. Dimbulagala Rahulalankara Thera and several other monks.

Ven. Indrasiri Thera said he addressed the gathering with deep regret as the Sinhalese were under an Islamic rule and underwent immense suffering.

"There is no one to lend a patient hearing to our woes and no authority to offer any solution. We have only the media to reveal our plight. Out of the 72 acres of archaeological land that belonged to the Viharaya, 55 acres were forcibly acquired by Muslim extremists. The government appears to be deaf. The court does not accept the cases filed. It discourages cases filed in Sinhala and insists on filing them in the Tamil language. Recently, Muslims who support the Tawheed Jamaat jointly put up Arabic names for streets and lanes. They did not even spare the road leading to the Viharaya. There is a political hand behind all these activities. With the aim of increasing the powers vested with the Eastern Province, President Maithripala Sirisena has given M.L.A.M. Hizbullah the Co-Chairmanship of the District Coordinating Committees in Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts. Buddhist monks in the Eastern Province protest against this move. Today, the Sinhala Buddhists in the Eastern Province have been given third place. We urge the government to rename these roads after the names of war heroes and to remove Arabic laws from the province,” he said. (Nimal Jayarathne – Manampitiya)

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  • Eraj Friday, 31 May 2019 08:27 AM

    Easter province there is no Sinhala population. They are Muslim, they will name according to their wishes

    perera Friday, 31 May 2019 04:53 PM

    they may be Moslem but they are not frigging Arabs. they are Sri Lankans. if you have not noticed the signs are in the 3 talked languages, not bloody Arabic. Arabic is for Frigging Arabic countries not in this country. If you want arabic signs go frigging live in frigging Saudi Arabia.

    jaliya Friday, 31 May 2019 09:16 AM

    Great start .. this will ultimately leads to importation of Camels a popular delicacy in the middle east. Finally, I can look forward to having that camel burger that I've always wanted. Save the cow ... Eat the camel would be the slogan for this movement.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 31 May 2019 09:18 AM

    The Sinhalese should behave in this region as one would expect from a minority, but that does not mean they should renounce their rights. Designating roads in this area to so-called war heroes would be an affront to majority and only fuel racial hatred.

    Hautaum Friday, 31 May 2019 09:31 AM

    Buddhist should understand that Arabic Quran, is Literature, worship, Grammar, lifestyle, its cultures and way of ruling, politics (Sharia law) /war ect. So, Muslims well established in Lanka their religious >10%, politicaly, economicaly and wanted spcific teritorial like Kalmunai (Muslims district) new Wilpattu forest- scheme) in terms of 30 yr bloody war. So, Muslims do not want merge North and East provinces because it is going be tamil dominance.

    Dhammika Guneratne Friday, 31 May 2019 10:02 AM

    Excellent move . How many people in SL can read arabic ? .

    Ashi M Friday, 31 May 2019 10:04 AM

    What about Chinese Signboard around the Country... Wait we are part of China now, Right!

    Andrew Silva Friday, 31 May 2019 10:14 AM

    Sinhalese people have only Sri Lanka, but the Tamils have India and the Muslims have the Middle East its time they moved into these countries.

    Sam K Friday, 31 May 2019 10:20 AM

    Well if some people want Arabic culture and Sharia law so badly, we should think about a way to get them settled in one of those countries?

    Siva Friday, 31 May 2019 10:21 AM

    The largest population in the east are still the Tamils and not the Muslims. They are the original and indigenous population of the east. Not the Sinhalese who only arrived there after independence or the Muslims who came there as refugees fleeing Portuguese persecution. This is why these two provinces are recognised as ancient historic Tamil provinces locally and internationally . It is only after independence the Tamils who were the outright majority in all there districts of the east have been marginalised by successive Sinhalese led governments with their Sinhalese colonisation schemes and deliberate appointment of Muslim governors and chief ministers to the east instead of Tamils. Thousands of Tamils have been ethnically cleansed from the east and many languishing still languishing in refugee camps in Indian or displaced in the north. it is due to these activities that the Muslims have become powerful in the east, as the state made them.

    kautilya Friday, 31 May 2019 10:52 AM

    who says there are no Sinhalese in East. Muhudu Maha viharaya is in Ampara district where Sinhala people form 40% of the population while Muslims 48%.

    kautilya Friday, 31 May 2019 10:52 AM

    who says there are no Sinhalese in East. Muhudu Maha viharaya is in Ampara district where Sinhala people form 40% of the population while Muslims 48%.


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