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It is indeed shocking that simple citizens should gang up and commit atrocities of arson, looting and criminally manhandling persons who are unable to defend themselves. The inaction of the Police is the most frightening of the events in the Kandy District. The scenes of rampage of rabid crowds in normally peaceful quiet streets is truly uncivilised behaviour.

What is this wrath??  Why do people behave in this manner?  It is the underlying animosity, anger and hatred that simmers in their hearts and minds whilst going about day-to-day activities. Unnoticed. Unsuspecting. Manifested with a vengeance by a simple accidental/incidental act or word. 

We are all citizens of one country living life by helping each other in selling/buying goods and services from each other. This is the reality. We communicate, travel and send our children to school without preferring one type of person over another. Doctors, lawyers and other skilled and unskilled receive and give their service without a thought to race, religion, caste or beliefs.

So why do these rabid persons behave, act and speak the way they did/do?

To my mind this inborn hatred of your fellow citizens is a symptom of early example/attitudes in homes. Unspoken/spoken words of prejudice, bias and superiority.

Parents, teachers and religious leaders are entirely to be blamed. No excuses.

Respect of your fellow beings should be inculcated from the crib and continue in life until death. 

This country does not belong to only one set of chosen people. Our Constitution should never refer to a chosen religion, people or language.  

The words ‘majority’ and ‘minority’ should not be used to label the citizens of a country. It has caused hatred, jealousy and anger. Compassion is a meaningless word. It was the reason for the protracted ethnic conflict of decades. We cut our noses to spite another.

Our politicians are also the reason for tearing apart our society. Let’s not heed them. They are parasites. Unworthiness. Our children are inheriting these terrible emotions and attitudes. It’s crippling. 

Let us all stop this carnage of destruction now. We are all to blame.

No man is an island, we need each other to live. For giving life.

We have destroyed our country and the people. 

The condemnation of the international community is damnation.

Dilkie Umagiliya

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