An organization named Sinhalese National Force (SNF) today claimed that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was intervening into matters related to the state’s sovereignty by allowing the accommodation of Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka.
Holding a demonstration in Colombo against the accommodation of Rohingya refugees, the SNF urged the United Nations (UN) to take immediate actions to expel the Rohingya refugees of Myanmar from the country.
“There is a threat from these Rohingya Muslim refugees to our country’s sovereignty. That shows that the UNHRC is more powerful than the law in our country.
Meanwhile, SNF General Secretary Arambepola Rathana Thera handed over a ‘Sandeshaya’ to a UN official saying the detained Rohingya refugees should be expelled from the country.
“The Government and the Defense Ministry were in two sides and as a result the Rohingya refugees are staying in the country. The issue of Rohingya Muslims is a related to Myanmar and they were expelled from Myanmar because of an internal problem there”.
“Myanmar Muslim militants had reportedly attacked eighteen Police stations, an Army camp in their country. They have allegedly killed civilians and Buddhist monks in Myanmar. They had run away because of fear to facing the political and civil issues in Myanmar. They are actually a kind of terrorists,” the Thera said.
“According to the law of the country, we are not bound to provide shelter for refugees. For letting them to stay, the country risks deadly terrorists sneaking in”.
“Six children of those refugees are attending schools in our country but they have been in our country for two months. They have come to Sri Lanka violating the immigration and emigration laws. Even they did not have a citizenship in Myanmar.
“If those Rohingya Muslims used to spread terrorism in the country or if someone in our country gets killed by them, how do we take legal actions against them?
“They do not have a valid identity. It was reported that one baby was born at the Castle Street Hospital for Women in Colombo. There is an issue of providing a birth certificate to that new born child.
“Our country is not a slave island for refugees. We pay taxes to the Government. The Government is bound to provide us protection. “Instead of justifying the protection of the country, the Government and the Police is proving shelter for terrorists, while putting the national security in danger,” Rathana Thera said.
“The Government lied to people and mislead them on Rohingya Muslims refugee issue. The responsibility of those Muslim refugees had been taken by the UNHRC.
“The UNHRC is interfering in the country’s sovereignty. There is a threat from these Rohingya Muslims refugee to our country’s sovereignty. That shows that the UNHRC is more power full than the law in our country.
“Therefore we have gathered in front of the UN office in Colombo and informed them the real situation that our country is facing,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
The arab oil rich gulf states does not accept any refugees , knowing the dangers that treaten their own countries . Already Europe and specially Germany the most advanced country in europe is doomed with immigration of religious extremist . So be cautious ,
Patriot Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:40 PM
That's not true.The UN can officially record and report as refugees only those who come under their definition of refugees.For example: UN reports that Saudi Arabia has taken 0 Syrian refugees, but this is not true because there are 100s of 1000s of Syrian refugees living in Saudi, but they have been given citizenship and all facilities so they are not and can't be considered refugees! They have access to all/most facilities of Saudi citizens. Thus, the UN cannot record them as refugees and it won't show in the statistics. The UN is also not making these facts clear.A Saudi government official (foreign affairs) clearly laid out these factions when questions were asked as to why Saudi was not helping out refugees like the Europeans countries. There are Rohingyan, Syrian, Afghani, etc refugees in many Muslim countries in the Middle East. Also, if you Sinhalese are so proud of Sri Lanka being a buddhist country they why are you talking about other countries and what they are doing? Why don't you be a better example to the rest of the world and show sympathy to people who are suffering regardless of their color, race, religion, etc.Think what your Lord Bhudda would have done, that's all that should matter to you...
Mohamed Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:52 AM
Saudi is sheltering 200,000 rohingan refugees and UAE around 10,000
Joseph Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:04 PM
Our country's security is more important then humanity towards refugees.Send them back to Muslim country.
Shehan Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:14 AM
The fingers up must go to the right place...it belongs
Terminator> Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:29 AM
When there is No humanity, you need security.
GCC Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:50 AM
Those countries are full of sri lankan refugees
frustrated Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:56 PM
Terrorists? Seriously? This Thera is living in a different world. Yes, most 'terrorists' around the world are in fact Muslims but these Rohingya people are the ones being terrorised wherever they go.
Ashiq Thursday, 28 September 2017 02:31 PM
This is how many terrorists were created
Jonson Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:04 PM
There are so many Sri Lankans living in foreign countries with the permit of political asylum seekers if those country natives objects what we could do. via DM Android App
Sharon Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:50 AM
Agree with you 100% Ven. Sir. At the same time we expect you to protest in a peaceful way which is suitable to a monk. In essence, I agree with your point but disagree with the way you do it...
Nalin Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:50 AM
Looking at these demonstrators most of them look cheap thugs. One should ask from them as to how many of their own friends, family have tried to enter other countries illegally.
paul anthony Thursday, 28 September 2017 10:55 AM
Not only enter but earn enough money and live a luxury life. How selfish can one be....
malij Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:30 AM
Haamuduruwane, please let the laymen do all the demonstrations and protests and do the things you have chosen to do on your own by getting into sacred robes. Leave the robes if you think the kind of things you are doing now are more important for you. By doing so you would be doing a great service to Buddhism and the Buddhists in this country.
TONY Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:32 AM
WHERE IS SNF REGISTERED AS AN ORGANISATION. THEY SHOULD NOT PERMIT RACIST ORGANISATIONS. HOW IF ALL MUSLIM COUNTRIES ASK ALL SINHALESE WORKERS TO LEAVE, WHAT WILL BE THEIR PLIGHT. ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORIST WHILE THERE ARE SINHALESE WHO ORGANISE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES IN SRI LANKA. HOW DO WE DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLS
Terminator> Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:50 AM
Since UN is interfering in this matter why these people are making trouble? It is shame for a monk insulting these innocent people as terrorist in this situation.
JAMES DE SERAM Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:54 AM
21st century yellow robe thugs what nice advertisement for the Buddhism
cineha Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:26 PM
Let the relevant law enforcement agencies such as immigration and police handle this. Not The so called SNF or the Buddhist monks. Let sanity prevail.....
raja Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:29 PM
Please don't go to Muslim countries for jobs and let all Sri Lankans return from the Middle East.This is the money which is feeding Sri Lanka and keeping the economy going. People eat from this money and then they start terrorizing other people from the same faith. Remember a 2500 year old boat story.
Ashan Thursday, 28 September 2017 02:39 PM
Arrest all of the demonsters!! Moda choon, every time they form a new party! Over to Defense Minister.
mnsmart Thursday, 28 September 2017 03:13 PM
Does these guys follow Budhdhas teachings?
rose Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:41 PM
SL is a small poor country, This country need to feed
Punch Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:46 PM
All those who physically resorted to violence and slandering another community must be treated as TERRORISTS and put behind bars immediately.
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