20 September, 2020

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A Country In Crisis: A Humanitarian War Is Not Humane!

By Gotamini Hathurusinghe

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
― 
Alan MooreV for Vendetta

Fresh sounds rings in our ears! The sounds from Nandikidal and Mulliawaikkal. Screams of unimaginable terror and suffering. Hands held up in surrender then, on the edge of Mullaitivu. The hands held up today in Weliweriya, close to Colombo!

Were the basic tenets of international humanitarian law upheld in either case? A resounding NO!

A victim - A protestor against the ground water contamination scandal in the Gampaha

a leadership that calls a war humanitarian,

a government that sends in the Army and STF to quell a legitimate protest in a cruel and bloody manner, a protest staged ,demanding for that most basic right – water,

a state that defends, protects and nurtures an extremist/hate campaign instigated by the fascist group Bodu bala Sena against Christians and Muslims, with over 200 attacks to date, ironically inviting the Pope for a visit

a government that harbours members who protect those who decimate the entire village of Kotakethana, committing the largest femicide during normal times,

a government that is deaf to the cries of the residents and workers of Nooriwatte against murder, rape, extortion and fraud, yet again protecting their goon – Athakota

a government that protects Pradeshiya Sabha Chairperson Vidanapathirana and his gang of 7 from both gory murder and gang rape

a government that protects yet another Pradeshiya Sabha member who gets a teacher to kneel in retaliation for correcting his daughter’s behavior, in her interest

a government that is reluctant to serve punishment on the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Saruwage Sunil for raping a 13 year old

a government that is reluctant to punish yet another of its most nefarious members and his son for creating mayhem in the country

a government that also protects the Udubaddawa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman who assaulted a woman officer so mercilessly she had to be treated at 3 hospitals

a government that protects yet another and another and another……..local government politician for abject crimes committed and there are MANY

a government that killed a youth in the FTZ struggle to safeguard their legitimate right to protect their hard earned pension funds

a government that does everything to protect  and welcome back with open arms an alleged murderer  of one of their own strong supporters, a rapist and girlfriend beater, who forgets every sin he has committed

a government that did not bring to book perpetrators in the Grease incidents

a government that orders a prison heist and sits back while prisoners are killed like dogs by their own STF

a government that brings down the walls of the city buildings to beautify, while putting up blind walls against citizen’s freedom

WHAT DO WE CALL SUCH A GOVERNMENT which is both cruel and foolish? Is this then the NEW Miracle of Asia? What does it make Mahinda then? Polpot Rajapaksa? When cruelty and folly of leadership gets mixed up, this is a dangerous cocktail for its citizens.

WHAT DOES THAT MAKES US CITIZENS FOR ACCEPTING THIS CRAP? Wimps?

 

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    Look, I endorse everything you say here.

    The army was out of line. On top of this the Army spokesman was full of arrogance calling it a “conspiracy”. They need to take ownership of their failure and compensate the victims.

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    A long list of crimes committed by the present government that are horrendous enough to drag this government before an international criminal court!

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    When there is no independent Judiciary and Independent Police all citizens suffer. Politicians them selves will suffer in time to come due to lack of Independent commissions.

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      Dictators do not care about supporters. They will be the first to vanish.

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    Majority is said to support the Govt?

    As long as the politicians are well fed.
    As long as the police and armed forces are exalted.
    As well as the judiciary is rewarded.
    As well as the monks are well looked after.
    As long as a few are provided SUV’s, expressways and jogging Tracks.
    As long as we have buth, pol, jak and kosatta to eat.
    As long as kassipu and gal are available.
    As long as cricket and superstars entertain.

    Hail Rajapakses for the Wonder of Asia.

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    Anyone who thinks the citizens of Gampaha have accepted any crap, and are wimps, has obviously unplugged his or her TV set. Speaking up on camera, which is what they are doing, takes a lot more guts than writing to websites. Wimps don’t do that.

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    Brilliant stuff – keep up the good work!
    The pen is indeed mightier than the sword..
    Hence GOta the goon muzzling the press – killing FLYING FISH!

    Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
    Gota the Goon

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    All these protected people are “Ape Minissu” belongs to Madamulana Thug Corporation.

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    You are dead on with your description and the questions you have raised. Remember, though, that when you say, “inviting the Pope for a visit” that there is a very good chance that invitation will be accepted when you place that Pope Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith in their relative contexts.
    The current Pope displayed what can accurately be described as “deafening silence” when the Argentinian junta was “disappearing” that country’s citizens and the current Pope was a senior member of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in that country.
    As for Malcolm Ranjith,his deafening silence relative to Weliveriya AND EVERY OTHER ATROCITY COMMITTED BY THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT speaks louder than any pronouncement he might care to make even at this late stage.

    Our problem is not the Rajapassas. It is the gutless horde, including those wearing religious garments of various kinds, that has achieved prominence in this country and continue to parade as “independent citizens.” As someone said, who wants an enema when you have friends like these!

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    This occurrence is very timely for the knowledge of MR supporter – the
    CW Sec.Gen. Kamlesh, an Indian Public Servant, as he expects to work
    with him for 2 years.

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    Gotamini it is so refreshing to read such a concise accurate and hard hitting bit of journalism from a lady that is unafraid to express her views which all right thinking citizens fully endorse.Could you please send copies of this expose to. The British P.M. Mr. Cameron,The Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Mrs Navi Pillai head of UNHRC. Mr. Sharma of the Commonwealth secretariat And all heads of the Commonwealth nations that hope to attend The Rajapaksa Tamasha.This may put a spanner in the works of the corrupt government propaganda machine that paints a picture of what a wonderful democratic paradise the Rajapaksas have created.

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    If the Provincial council had used the land and Police powers then they could have taken action against the factory (environmental issue) and also made sure that the Police did not call the army to settle a non-armed agitation of the people. This clearly shows that all Provincial Councils should have Land and Police powers which means Peoples Power. Not unruly Buddhis monks’ or Secretary of Defense’s power. In a Republic People are SUPREME!

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    “a government that protects yet another Pradeshiya Sabha member who gets a teacher to kneel in retaliation for correcting his daughter’s behavior, in her interest”……
    This is the sort of protection that encourages the sort of behaviour of the sons of MR,KR and MS. These people are creating a culture of politically inspired thuggery, which will stay with us for the rest of the Rajapakse Rule! “Boys will be Boys” Ha!

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    Brilliant stuff.Only ignorant fools who are in denial can support this murder clan.Channel 4 can make another documenary and both North and SAouth should get together to get rid of this maniac regime who has no respect for human life.

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    As it said in the Derana 360 Harin Fernando, Mara’s game plan is to dismantle the opposition before the economic collapse.

    According to economists there will be an economic collapse in the next six months, and MR is palnning to Mould the Citizen to submission through violent supressive means.

    Allowing violant criminals to roam around free and letting the country go corrupt is also MR’s known part of the game plan.

    It is MARA/ GOTA/BBS/ MARA’s criminal gangs and the Gota’s Personal criminal Assasin Death Squad army that run the Government.

    Unless opposition, trade unions and the general public unite together to save our country MARA will surely taking it to a total collapse.

    All the signs of Mara trying Sri Lanka to another Military Dictatorship in the making.But the same dictators will face Hague pretty soon.

    Sri Lanka was not, has not, is not, will not and cannot be under a dictatorship. It never worked in the past and will not work in future.

    How come the ruling Beggers make it a dictatorship when they send their women to Middle East to bring in Foreign Exchange.Also 60% of Government income is coming in the way of Loans and borrowed money.

    Expanding Colombo port spending 500 million US Dollars when the Colombo Harbour Traffic has dropped 40% compared to last year is a misnomer.

    There’s only one ship berth per month at Hambanthota Harbour and Two Planes land per day ( only Sri Lanka Airline) mostly with one or two passengers embarking at Mattala.

    How could the country develop with these type mega money loosing projects.

    While these Mega losses are occuring, Investing 150 Million US Dollars in uganda when Weliweriya people are crying for clean water is a misnomer.
    Please read the following web.

    http://news.lk/news/sri-lanka/4317-sri-lanka-invests-in-a-water-project-in-uganda

    It is the Peoples money that should be invested upon them first when it comes to needs and wants.

    Building water purification plant in Uganda when it most needed in Sri Lanka is a question to be asked from Rajapakses.

    From where did the Rajapakses Got this 150 Million Dollars.

    Is it part of the borrowed money from World Bank, IMF, Govt. Reserves or any other source.

    Is this a Grant or a Loan to Uganda.

    Is it money are from Commission or some ones Black money coming from no where.

    Who authorized this project.

    Did parliament authorized this 150 Million Dollar Project.

    What is the interest payable on this fund, both Sri Lanka and Uganda.

    Who is responsible for this Project and collection of funds.

    What are the other foreign projects that aqre carried out by the government.

    We need answers from Both Government and the opposition.

    Also if CT or anybody else could answer us on the above questions will be appreciated.

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    Oh Did they do the same things to the Tamils? I hope not. They called it a humanitarian operation isn’t it? And you celebrated. Why all this fuss now? Cant you celebrate…with your LIEon flag.

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    Weliweria is because they are Christians. Mullaitivu was because they are Tamils. What’s wrong with the majority budhist Sinhalese.?

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    Mr.Hathurusinghe,

    WHAT DO WE CALL SUCH A GOVERNMENT which is both cruel and foolish? Is this then the NEW Miracle of Asia? What does it make Mahinda then? Polpot Rajapaksa? When cruelty and folly of leadership gets mixed up, this is a dangerous cocktail for its citizens.

    WHAT DOES THAT MAKES US CITIZENS FOR ACCEPTING THIS CRAP? Wimps?

    I hear your voice loud and clear but yours is a lone voice which is submerged in a Chorus which is the hall mark of the Current Rulers who are aided and abetted by Thugs and Criminals and you are in a No win situation which we Tamils faced for the last 63 years.

    You call such a Government Barbaric from the Dark ages , but sadly for you they have a huge following.

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    The Government has so far killed five persons during protests in south and three of them (60%) were Catholics (Katunayaka 1, Chilaw 1 and Weliveriya 1). Are Catholics violent protestors or the Government is not tolerating protests by Catholics ?

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