Impossible to believe Kamer was ‘radicalised’: Goolbai

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Former Principal of Asian International School (AIS), Goolbai Gunasekara yesterday said that it was impossible to accept that the 25-year-old Kamer Nizamdeen who was arrested in Australia for alleged ‘terrorism’ charges, was ‘radicalised’.

“I certainly remember Mohammed Kamer Nizamdeen who was recently accused of being a possible terrorist in Australia. It is something I not only do not believe in, but also it is something I will continue to disbelieve until (if ever) it has been proved beyond all reasonable doubt that this exceptional boy is guilty of, someday,”

“Kamer came to AIS for the final 2 years of schooling in order to do his London A/L exam. He came from one of Colombo’s best known and most prestigious boys' schools where he had achieved excellent results at the Ordinary Level Exam. Many students enter international schools to do their Advanced Level Exam and most of them do well. But Kamer immediately became one of the most popular boys in his class for the very simple reason that his main attribute was niceness. This is an overworked adjective, but one that describes Kamer perfectly. He was a gentle, charming and yes, a nice boy in every way,”

“His unfailing courtesy to teachers and to his classmates was noticed from the start. Teachers who taught him were always full of praise for his work ethic and his general thorough approach to studies. His teachers have kept in touch with him after he left us (gaining 3 As I might add) and entered the University of Melbourne,”

“Envy is one of Sri Lanka’s worst national traits. It is characteristic of an island mentality say some psychologists. I am no psychologist myself, but long experience has taught me a fair amount of discernment. Kamer was gentle, sweet natured and comfortable with himself. He had no hang-ups. He had a happy home and projected an aura of personal calmness and self control. Perhaps he was too successful at what he did and that upset his contemporaries,” she added.

  Comments - 10

  • ND Wednesday, 05 September 2018 02:25 PM

    He seems to be framed. Surely, Australian authorities should question the person who gave them the tip off! In all probability, he could be the culprit! Poor boy. Such a bright future cut off due to jealousy or personal vendetta! All those who know him should protest to the Australian authorities.

    Pachaya Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:11 PM

    Aiyoo yes they hsve not questioned anyone and arrested this innocent guy.....sin noh

    Pachaya Wednesday, 05 September 2018 02:26 PM

    Even dead Osama 's father would say the same excuse

    ksenarathna Wednesday, 05 September 2018 02:29 PM

    possibility of after leaving SL got some bad friends

    lanka Wednesday, 05 September 2018 03:11 PM

    The first step is to accept that there's a problem. Terrorists does kill for their religion and one can become jihad overnight. They were driven by religious motivations. With this Westerners may believed SL became a terrorist breeding ground.

    Kobar Wednesday, 05 September 2018 03:29 PM

    When westerners kill is it because of there so called faith.

    ET Wednesday, 05 September 2018 03:47 PM

    Not only the Muslims but also the Christian converts are a potential threat to our country.

    Even CIS student was killed under the pretext of t Wednesday, 05 September 2018 04:26 PM

    Agreed, we wish the justice to take its normal couse of action

    Grace Wednesday, 05 September 2018 05:19 PM

    If the god to be pleased by causing deaths and destructions, no need for such a god.

    Sonali Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:55 PM

    Well. I would wait before shooting my mouth off.Even parents have sworn their son was a wonderful boy when they are caught for murder or similar crimes. People change. Best would be not to give character certificates or run him down. Let's see what the Australian govt's investigation will reveal. Till then please don't have kangaroo courts on social media.

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