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2 June 2007 - marks the 20th anniversary of the bloody massacre and the brutal mutilation of 33 young monks and their mentor Chief Priest Ven. Hegoda Indrasara at Arantalawa in Amparai, by the ruthless and bloodthirsty LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists.
The time was 7.15 in the morning of June 2nd 1987. The young monks had just boarded a bus from the Mahavapi temple with their mentor seated in front and were on their way on a pilgrimage to Kelaniya temple. Having just passed Nuwaratenna when they reached Arantalawa the bus driver P. G. Samarapala noticed some wooden logs placed across the road obstructing their path. Sensing danger the driver began to turn the bus when all of a sudden a group of about 20 Tiger terrorists clad in commando military fatigues emerged from the jungle thicket brandishing swords, knives and machine guns. Two Tigers boarded the bus and gave the driver orders to drive into a jungle path. There was pin drop silence until they reached a thick growth of teak trees.
"Give us all the money you have', was the order of the Tiger leader. The bus conductor N.V. Jinadasa surrendered every cent he had. Ven. Indrasara then pleaded "You'd better kill me but please don't harm these young ones', pointing to the young pupil monks. Then a thundering voice rent the air, "Wettida" which means cut them. Instantly a sword fell sharply on the neck of Ven. Indrasara severing it in two. When the second sword was falling on Ratnayake, a young monk Punjhasara rushed forward and interceded not to kill his father. Immediately a shot rang out smashing the young monk's head. Then two terrorists began to cut and chop the young monks and two other Tigers began shooting all the monks at random. Howls of pain and wailings of misery rent the jungle air but all pleadings were of no avail.
In fleeting moments the bus was drenched with pools of hot young blood of the samaneras who were like lambs taken to a slaughter house. Some little monks hid under the seats and very few were left alive to tell the sad story. When the corpses of the 33 monks was lined in a row, it was like several buds of yellow Ahala plucked out before they even flower.
January 25: Four likely members of the Black Tiger squad drove an explosives-laden truck into the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, a major Buddhist shrine, killing seven and injuring 25. The attack took place just days before foreign dignitaries were expected to attend celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of Sri Lankan independence at the temple.
January 25: Four members of the Black Tiger squad drive an explosives-laden truck into a major Buddhist shrine, killing seven and injuring 25. The Maligawa is one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines in the world, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Labeling someone as a terrorist is very simple. according to the way a terrorist is described the United States itself could be labeled a terrorist with the killing of over 2 million people in the middle east from Iraq to Afganastan within the last 15 years. That is 2 MILLION.....with a capital M
Not to exclude the fact that the official act of 911 could have had some help from the USA itself. making it easier to influence the laws that protect the american citizen against certain laws within the country derived from constitution law. making it easier to enact laws that are not tolerated in our country. and when you have a government that is a murderer it can do just about anything to you.
Native Americans were labeled terrorist when the europeans invaded north america, and native american dissadence against the united states was a federal crime. They were put in camps and prisions.
May just maybe these people are fighting back. They just don't have battle ships, drones, and atomic bombs.
So the real terrorist could be anybody.
That doesn't mean I endorse or like Native Americans cause I do not. I had two different Native American cards. I had one native American bloodline card that I had for 15 years. I had to have birth certificates of grand ancestry just to get it. I destroyed it a couple months back. now it's gone forever and i'm happy about that. i'm also getting rid of my other tribal membership with the other tribe. i dislike them. unfortunately they are just not my style or the kind of government i will accept..
I accept the government of the United States. It's appropriate with the right government.
but what i really want to see is the reforming of the laws of the country away from the rule of the wealthy into the hands of ordinary americans, and putting a cap on wealth while maintaining the prosperity and freedom in the country both at the same time.
I just can't accept my country being owned by people of wealth and corporate business.
even if i have to become a socialist, but i would expect to see common socialism changed to libertarian socialist
Your stupidity and inferiority is revealed by those you set as an example for your self. Native Americans were pathetic tribals before and are drunk losers now--Rohan the incoherent one would be your hero.
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