Some went overseas and delayed their return to Sri Lanka to avoid taking responsibility
Politicians play games with anything (Including terrorism) for personal and other profit
the military is needed now to rid the country of the terrorists. Once the job is done, it is best that the military returns to barracks
A simple question needs to be addressed on the Easter Bomb Attacks in Sri Lanka. Could the Government of Sri Lanka have pursued an intelligence-based anti-terrorist drive to combat the ISIS-linked terrorist groups without the bomb blasts happening? The answer is clearly NO.
The local and international Human Rights Groups, Powerful Nations and even the Stakeholders of the bomb blast would have pounced on the Government with such force that it would have crippled operations. The inevitable happened; everybody is in a state of dismay.
The VIP’s on all sides looked after themselves based on this information leaving the people they lead at the mercy of the terrorists. What a bunch of cowards, all of them
Where does the Crime really lie? Removing the terrorist threat is one thing, avoiding a terrorist attack is another. The Government of Sri Lanka had information of the Easter Attack. The VIP’s on all sides looked after themselves based on this information leaving the people they lead at the mercy of the terrorists. What a bunch of cowards, all of them. It is impossible to imagine that such people are human. Some went overseas and delayed their return to Sri Lanka to avoid taking responsibility. Some left this area to enjoy the cool climate of Nuwara Eliya, others didn’t attend church, etc. The result: More than 250 dead and 500 injured.
We have yet to learn that terrorism cannot be managed. It has to be eliminated. The Mahabharata clearly says this about evil. Terrorists are genuine to their cause. Politicians play games with anything (Including terrorism) for personal and other profit. This was one of the reasons for the 30-year war in Sri Lanka.
The relative state of the world is based on two things. One, the ‘Unfathomable Relationship with the so called Beyond’ and the other, ‘Reason’. These two aspects have made the world what it is today. What the Muslim World has lost is the ‘Reason’ aspect of the equation.
The Quran and other religious text have been written for all time by individuals’ superior to the average human. If anyone says he is master of the Quran, Bible, Vedas or Thripitaka he is only fooling himself and the others. One has to understand the meaning, purpose, spirit and context in which the timeless and unchangeable verses have been stated. It is only by living them that the individual can have a better vision/relationship with the so called ‘World From Beyond’.
If a bomb goes off anywhere in the world there is a 90% chance that it is the work of a Muslim terrorist group. Does this mean (as some try to make us believe) that all Muslims are terrorists? The answer is clearly NO.
It is like the Universities in Sri Lanka, where a united evil minority with power creates a lot of noise. The world outside links the visible minority with the entire university system. There after all university students are labelled as being extremists. The same is true for the Global Muslim Community. The truth is, the silent and informal Muslim majority is full of colour, joy and happiness just like you and me. Else, their system must self-destruct (ie They must eat themselves up after eating us). But it has not happened. It has lasted for around 1500 years.
There is a lot to learn from Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. The way he handled the aftermath, in this hour of need, prevented a country wide backlash and further bloodshed. Many thanks and God’s blessings to him. We must all learn from him that the best way to protect and further one’s religion is to live its teachings in the right spirit. Religion is something that needs to be lived silently by individuals. It should not be used as a marketing tool to further other interests.
We can see developments in the political arena where the stage is being set so that the public are made to believe that a military leader is the need for the country. We hope and pray that the people of Sri Lanka would not fall prey to this. If one observes carefully the civil government is doing a reasonable job to rid the country of the terrorist. We do not need a military-biased Government again.
A doctor is needed to help us out of a sickness. We do not need a doctor when we do not have a sickness. Similarly the military is needed now to rid the country of the terrorists. Once the job is done, it is best that the military returns to barracks. Only political and personal gain will be achieved by extending the stay of the gun in civil society. If a military leader heads the county the civil society will lose its diversity, dignity and colour. Only one way will exist for everything, just like what the Muslim community is faced with. This is a critical area to watch in the future.