24 November, 2017

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A War Hero Betrayed

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has charged that his successor, General Jagath Jayasuriya committed war crimes during the ethnic war. The Joint Opposition (JO) of Mahinda Rajapaksa has got yet another platform slogan to hype their anti-government campaign due to Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka. The Patriotsof the Rajapaksa bandwagon are forgetting that Sarath Fonseka, the decorated war hero was the commander of the Army in May 2009 when the Sri Lankan armed forces wiped out the brutal terrorist force, the Liberation Tigers of Thamil Eelam (LTTE). Later, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka over estimated his popularity and blundered by attempting to challenge Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Presidency, which landed him in jumpers at the Welikada prison. Overnight, the war hero and savior of the Sinhala race became a traitor in the eyes of the Rajapaksa cohorts.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has said the RIGHT thing at the WRONG place many times and has faced the wrath of the rulers. His loose tongue landed him in trouble during the white flag controversy due to an interview with Fredrica Jansz, the Editor of the Sunday Leader. He probably spoke the truth about the brutal killing of surrendering LTTE cadres, but the mood of Sri Lankans after the euphoria of the war victory was not to hear the truth.   

Sri Lanka has a battled hardened, professional and disciplined armed force that defeated one of the most feared and ruthless terrorist organizations in the world, the LTTE. Sri Lanka is probably the only country that wiped out terrorism through a military option.

The two faces of Yahapalanaya, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe continue to contradict each other. The Prime Minister and the United National Party are reaching out to the international community and investors by committing to international conventions and traditional diplomacy. President Maithripala Sirisena on the other hand blundered and played to the gallery to counter the JO onslaught, declaring that he would protect every soldier against any charges of war crimes irrespective of their conduct during the Eelam wars. President Sirisena probably forgets that he is a leader of a democratic nation with international obligations. There is no question that soldiers who fought the hard battle against the Tamil tigers should be protected, but any rouge elements within the forces should be investigated and charged not by any international body, but court martialed by the Sri Lankan military itself, thereby clearing the good name of the security forces. The President could have said, any rogue elements if any would be severely dealt by a local mechanism.

The Sri Lankan military victory had widespread allegations by the International Community and Tamils in Sri Lanka as well as the Diaspora that the government security forces committed extensive war crimes during the 30-year-old ethnic war between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Thamil Eelam (LTTE). These allegations probably should be leveled against both sides, as there have been gross violations of human rights and rules of war by rouge elements on both sides. The LTTE has been declared a terrorist organization by the Sri Lankan government as well as the International Community and are listed as such by many countries in the West.

In May 2009, at the end of the war, Sarath Fonseka was declared the “Man of the Match”. Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka was the decorated war hero and his Commander in Chief; President Mahinda Rajapaksa invited him to cut the victory cake.

The credit for the war victory no doubt should go to the tri forces. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political commitment and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s logistic support cannot be underestimated. Even though Sri Lanka had its battle hardened military, the nail that sealed the coffin of Velupillai Pirapaharan was the political will of the government that asked the interfering foreign governments to “go to hell”.

There is no doubt that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka led the war front risking is life and standing by his soldiers. Even his enemies would not deny him that honour. There are more than enough anecdotes to testify his bravery and military wisdom by his colleagues in the military. At 59-years, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka led the 2009 military campaign to crush the Tamil Tigers, the world’s most dreaded terrorist organization in which a mixture of outright firepower and counter-insurgency tactics, using Special Forces and “deep penetration” units, defeating the Tigers.

After the war, Fonseka became the first and only serving officer to be promoted to the rank of a four-star general. He was later appointed to the newly created position of Chief of the Defence Staff, but he quit in November 2009, complaining the job had been designed to sideline him.

There were justifiable fears that Field Marshal Sarath Foneska would turn his guns on the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa with a not too violent military coup. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s trusted lieutenant and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a colleague of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka in school and in the Army, got in to action to neutralize this threat. He made major changes to the hierarchy of the Army and brought in his loyalist Jagath Jayasuriya as Commander of the Army. Jagath Jayasuriya who never saw eye to eye with Fonseka, was elevated in the seniority list. Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was promoted to the ceremonial post of the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), thus ‘caging’ him. Jagath Jayasuriya is a battle-hardened soldier, but has been at loggerheads with Sarath Fonseka throughout his military career. That probably was his qualification to be elevated to the position of Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.

Sarath Fonseka was then arrested in February 2010 and charged with participating in politics while in office and violating military procurement procedures.

Fonseka, a career military officer, joined the Sri Lankan army in 1970 and served as army commander from 2005 until 2009. His charges of war crimes against General Jagath Jayasuriya are very serious.

The frequent question that is being asked is whether a terrorist organization has the same responsibilities as an elected democratic government to adhere to international conventions. In this context, it is pertinent to discuss what constitutes a war crime.

The concept of war crimes is the idea that individuals can be held criminally responsible for the actions of a country or its soldiers. War crimes and crimes against humanity are among the gravest crimes in international law.

The International Committee of the Red Cross describes the rules of war as follows: “People have always used violence to settle disputes. And all cultures have always had the idea that there have to be limits on that violence, if they are to have limits on that violence, If we are to prevent wars from descending into barbarity. For instance, there are rules protecting non-participants, prisoners and the wounded. These rules are set out in the international humanitarian law. Yes, even wars have limits. And attacking civilians constitute a war crime”.

Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia was charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with war crimes including genocide and crimes against humanity in connection to the wars in BosniaCroatia, and Kosovo. He was on the run from 1999 and ended in prison in The Hague, charged with war crimes by the International War Crimes tribunal.  He died in 2006 in his prison cell before the conclusion of his trial.

South Africa stands as the best example of dealing with war crimes by setting up the Truth and Reconciliation process. Nelson Mandela, who himself was incarcerated by the White rulers, spearheaded a true reconciliation process by establishing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like restorative justice body convened by the South African Government after the abolition of apartheid in 1994. Witnesses who were identified as victims of gross human rights violations were invited to give statements about their experiences, and some were selected for public hearings. Perpetrators of violence could also give testimony and request amnesty from both civil and criminal prosecution. A process Sri Lanka was encouraged to follow but failed.

The United Nations War Crimes Commission, initially called the United Nations Commission for the Investigation of War Crimes, was a commission of the United Nations that investigated allegations of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and the other Axis powers in World War II.

The Commission began its work at the behest of the British government and the other Allied nations in 1943, prior to the formal establishment of the United Nations itself, in October 1945. The Lord Chancellor John Simon in the House of Lords made the announcement of the establishment of the Commission in October 7, 1942.

The Commission’s tasks were to carefully collect evidence of war crimes for the arrest and fair trial of alleged war criminals. However, the Commission had no power to prosecute criminals by itself. It merely reported back to the government members of the UN.

Nations have celebrated 150 years of the original convention on war crimes and all parties to all conflicts should preserve what it means to be human, by complying with international humanitarian law. War crimes charges have been initiated against Adolf Hitler and his men from Germany from the end of the Second World War to this day. Many war criminals in other wars have been brought to justice. Why should Sri Lanka be an exception if war crimes had been committed? Their needs to be a transparent mechanism to inquire in to allegations of war crimes and the clean soldiers absolved from suspicion. The majority of the Sri Lankan forces conducted the war as professional soldiers, following the rules of war. There is no necessity to tarnish their image.  If a few rogue elements had committed war crimes, they have to be brought to justice.  They should not be allowed to hide behind bigoted political entities and pseudo patriots.

Many crimes suspected of being committed by Sri Lankan forces have been swept under the carpet in the name of patriotism. The murder of the lovable rugby star, Wasim Thajudeen, journalists Lasantha Wickramatunga, Prageeth Ekneligoda, Taraki Sivaram and countless other murders have never been investigated and the perpetrators brought to Justice. The white van campaign, political ransom and blatant abuse of state power during the decade long rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa have not seen any investigation either. Thousands of civilians have been killed during the 1971 and 1989 JVP insurrections. During the final stages of the Eelam war many are alleged to have raped and killed at point blank range including the TV presenter Issai Priya.  None of these charges have been investigated and no one has been charged for war crimes. The Government needs to ensure that credibility is established on its resolve to address war crimes if any. The charges against former Army commander and Ambassador Jagath Jayasuriya offer a golden opportunity to clear the charges against the Sri Lankan security forces.

Sri Lanka has the dubious honor of politicizing or looking at every aspect through racial lenses. The recent imprisonment of two senior respected civil servants serves, as a reminder to all that no one should be above the law. Politicians have so far got away with absolute corruption, violence and murder. But a strong civil society could force the necessary changes to ensure democratic governance. Regretfully, politicization or pseudo patriotism of some Buddhist priests and the Joint Opposition of Mahinda Rajapaksa, of everything related to governance, will only confirm that Sri Lanka still is a banana republic. 

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    It is natural that Ahmeds, Mohammeds and Hamids who are taking over our country would like ‘patriots’ to disappear so that thy can achieve their conspiracy aims. But remember Ah-Mud, we will fight to the last drop of our blood.

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      Patriot One,
      “we will fight to the last drop of our blood”
      Really? Is that necessary? Who asked you to die anyway? Have you no other job? The most basic instinct of every human being is to live and let live. Not to fight and die. There are bloody idiots, who glorify death. LTTE Die-ass-pora, Islamic fanatics etc. In addition, now we have “Fake Sinhala Buddhist Patriots”, such as yourself, who expect an orgasm at death. You will not. There is nothing glamorous about death you fool. Go get a real job. Feed your family. Pay your fair share of taxes. Help make this nation prosperous, more just, tolerant & peaceful.
      Be a true Sri Lankan.!

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        Ben Hurling,

        You may have not served in the Army. But if you did, you would know what it is to live years (not days or weeks) so close to death and not even care about it.

        It’s not like someone in his death bed. Because that some is so afraid during his last days knowing he/she isn’t going to live for long. This all about knowing that death is so near but not giving it a tinker’s damn.

        You wouldn’t experience even for a second how you would discuss with a dear friend in the Army about looking after each other loved ones should the other person die. And the next day you would find that dear friend dead in the battle field.

        Or worse, you wouldn’t ever realize how you carry the body of a dear friend in the battle field to safety only to find him crying so loud in pain, that you have no choice but to put him out of his misery.

        But given all that, there is the pride associated being a soldier. The pride that you vow to yourself that even if you are captured by the enemy that you will never beg for mercy. That you will bravely take a bullet to your neck instead.

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          Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,
          You must have misunderstood. Patriot One launched an unwarranted racist attack on Hilmy Ahmed. Just because he is a Sri Lankan Muslim. Patriot One wants to fight a fellow Sri Lankan and die. LOL! Do not confuse paranoia of a racist lunatic with selfless sacrifice of true soldiers, who fight and die to safeguard lives of the innocent.
          Cheers!

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          Retarded low level army coolie Shemale Reginald Perehera, keep dreaming. Your land based on Mahawamsa will appear one day in front of you. It might take another 500 million years but if you are around then, you can have it. [Edited out]

    • 8
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      To hell with all this heroes and villains crap ……… on any given day, the same man can be a hero or a villain; depends on the collective fickle mind-set of 22 million imbeciles on that day. ………… if you want to spend all your time on this crap go and get some action movie DVDs and watch to your heart’s content.
      ……….
      But what about the forward march of the nation? …………. Joining the 21st century, eh?
      ………
      The way the bloody Sinhalese are fighting among themselves like cats and dogs, one wonders how this motley crew ever came together to fight a war ….. let alone win it!
      ………
      Thank your lucky stars that the Tamils can’t start another war for a while ………….. next one will take us 300 years ……… that is if they don’t beat us first ….. in a month.
      ………
      Holy crap man, they say Noah didn’t wait for it to rain to start building the ark. Catch the first boat out if you can. …………….. don’t need no Sumanadasa …… just commonsense will tell ya that things aren’t going to get any better ….. only worse.
      ……..
      Then again if you are a dreamer ……… dream on ……………………
      ……..
      Some of them were dreamers
      And some of them were fools
      Who were making plans and thinking of the future
      With the energy of the innocent
      With their hearts they turned to each other’s hearts for refuge
      In the troubled years that came before the deluge

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        nimal fernando

        “But what about the forward march of the nation? …………. Joining the 21st century, eh?”

        Be serious, the morons are stuck in 19th century mindset. One cannot drag them kicking and screaming to the 20th century leave alone 21st.

        Alright I agree you have your right to dream.

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      “the nail that sealed the coffin of Velupillai Pirapaharan was the political will of the government that asked the interfering foreign governments to “go to hell”.”

      Do you seriously believe in what you have typed above? Either you are an ignorant or you are trying to hide Mathias Willemijns’s 2624.6 pound record breaking pumpkin in a small plate of rice.

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        This is exactly due to its political will that the Myanmar government is asking the interfering governments to go to hell, and carrying out its program. So why is he who did not find fault with Srilanka is now crying foul about Myanmar. He also says that Srilanka is probably the only country that wiped out terrorism through military option. Now Phillipines has embarked on a military option to wipe out Islamic terrorism in Mindanao. If they resort to similar tactics of mass murdering and ethnic cleansing in order to achieve it, will he approve of it like what he has done here.

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        Gnana, you probably have no Gnana in you head but some fu..king shit. Would anyone with a human brain condone ethnic cleaning or murder of any race or religion for political dominance. You seem to have shit not only in your brains but even in your fi…king mouth. Ass..hole, the Rohingyas have been living in Burma for over 150 years

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          @ Saleem Majahid ( speak Tamil at home)

          So So
          If Rohingyas live in Burma over 150 years they have the right to start Jihad mentioned in your outdated religion?
          Do you know there are Tamil speaking Muslims living in Burma and Burma Tamil Society was formed 150 years by these Muslims who are referred as Cholia (Chola)Muslims?
          But these Tamil speaking Muslims are living in peace with Buddhists and Hindus there because they are not listening fanatic Saudis.
          Not a single Arab country to this today condemned Burma government in Rohingyas issue because all these people were converted Hindus.
          If your Sinhala government was right then Burma and Philippine governments are also right ..do you know today Philippine forces are raping Muslims girls ..not a dog bark in the Middle East .
          These foolish Rohingyas Muslims also believed that they can go to heaven and taste 72 virgins fanatic story thus in receiving end.
          Look at the faces of these Rohingyas Muslims all are living in utter poverty Islam belongs to stone age has done nothing to these souls.
          Cheers

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            The Muslims will be able to Sc…ew the 72 virgins, but you assholes will only be able to lick their backsides

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          Saleem Majahid, If you want to contribute in these column please be decent and do not show your low breed. If you cannot meet the facts and arguments in a civilised way, it means that you are having serious personality problem and need to have your brain examined. People like you are a disgrace to the mankind.

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      I have told this many times in other forums and I will say it again. If the Muslim war is to begin, this time I will fight for free. Just give me a uniform and a T-56 and I will send all the monkeys to the gates of hell.

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        Coward Reganal Shamal Perera, you ran away from the Army and hid in the west when the LTTE farted. When the Muslims shit on you face and mouth, you wouldnt even find an egg shell to hide. The big Muslim Di..k will enter you through the posterior and you wouldn’t know whether it is pain or pleasure. Unlike the Sinhala mercenaries who supplied pen torch batteries to the LTTE to blow up the feet of Sinhala soldiers with Jhonny Battas. there would be 2 million Muslims who are ready for Jihad. Jihad for your information is sacrificing oneself to Allah’s dictates. Ten million of your volunteers will not match that cause, you Assh…le

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          <>

          But one bullet soaked in Pig’s blood would do. Shut up Pork chop. You are already getting a small sample of our War in Aluthgama and other places. And all you are doing is crying like a beech on online forums and calling for national unity and inter-faith.

          Recently, I saw a video of a Muslime woman who was caught distributing chocolate milk and was confronted by Sinhalese boys. I am sure away from the Camera the boys grabbed her hand and rested it on their crotch and you can ask her how that felt like.

          The War against you Dogs have already started and you don’t even know it. So much for your big talk.

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            Here we go again, we have another Walter Mitty -a master of his own universe. We used to have one a few years ago. Just when you thought thank heaven Black and Decker had stopped typing now we have another Sri Lankan version of Walter Mitty, pain in his own a**e..

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        Anal Shamal Paraya, you are a shit and your head is full of it. Don’t think that the Muslim will power is like you shits. Once we get down to battle, we will wipe the whole lot out. Just ask you women how it is to have a thumbi from the back. You will be begging for it

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          Ada Goat pucker,

          What does it take for you to get down to battle? We already started hammering you fellas and your business two years and you are still getting down to battle?

          Unlike during the last war which involved Black Tamil girls, this time the trophy is going to be much bigger with fair skinned Muslim girls. We need to Sinhalize them all while the whole world is sending these Allah’s sodomized children back to hell.

          Even in Burma the Rohiniya Muslims are being chased away.

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            Retarded Shameless women sniffer

            ISIS is looking for a country to move in. You are enthusiastically inviting them with open arms.

            Good. The ISIS don’t fight, they just kill you.
            Perhaps you better beg the Hidians to send their Hindutva street thugs to deal with the ISIS, would be interesting to watch. As usual you will be hiding behind your women folks and sniffing them. A word of advice, just before you start running away, make sure you wear a good amude to hold your clanking balls in one comfortable position.

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        RTd Lt Perera

        Although I hate you for killing Tamil people, I must admit on your above statement you deserve some commendation and admiration. You can be rest assured when you are sending these thopiyas to hell , you will see me standing next to you with an AK 47 doing exactly the same.

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          PV,

          First of all I must say that I never killed “Tamil” people. I killed LTTE fellas who happen to be Tamils.

          Secondly, I invite you and your people to free our land from the Muslim Invaders. I know how these fellas treat your people in the East. Sometimes it’s too hard to watch, that we in the Army have to intervene or even give ultimatums to stop.

          Finally, lets forget our differences and stand together against this common enemy.

    • 5
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      I remember Gota Rajapaksa said in an interview that he would have Sarath Fonseka shot for treason!!

      Looks like the Rajapaksas are the ones who are going to be shot for treason now!?

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      Patriot One, that is the most unpatriotic comment coming from a so called patriot!!

      This country is made up and belongs to all Sri Lankan citizens…

      Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and all other Sri Lankans…

      We do not discriminate…

      So drop your fake patriotism please…

      Nothing patriotic about protecting criminals and tarnishing the names of our War Heroes and all those working hard to build a united, multicultural, multiethnic Sri Lanka that celebrates our diversity…

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      No need. Contract Mossad to do the job. They will gladly help.

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      Patriot, dont think that Ahmeds and Hamids are cowards as you assume. If necessary, Ahameds and Hamids will suck every drop of your F…king blood, shit coward

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    Sri Lankans love Army commander Sarath Fonseka. Unfortunately, they hate Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka. This is the truth (which is a process according to CT)!

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      Is it because Army commander Sarath Fonseka killed Tamils and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is telling the truth to wash his sins away.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
        FM SF may not be a Choir Boy. However, Kicking Fat Pig’s a** and crushing the blood thirsty LTTE is not a sin.
        Cheers!

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          Ben hurling or rather Hell Burning, killing combatants is not a crime during a war, but deliberately targeting and killing civilians or killing surrendering combatants are punishable war crimes. You should be aware that truth cannot be hidden for long and at one point will come out. Why are you angry about it if you are innocent.

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    How about before so called thirty years armed conflict!! War !! When there is no LTTE !! Atrocities committed by the state !! Its governments !! It’s authorities !! It’s supporters !! Armed forces !! Against Tamils !! Time to time Violence against them !! Killing them !! Looting their property’s !! Looting wealth !! Setting fire to Homes and business !! Setting fire to the public library!! Killing Tamils in prisons !! Many more !! The state did not take any action against any one !! Impunity to all wrong doers !! Since independence !! The same culture continues till today !!

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      There was an LTTE during the past 30 years and LTTE waged war. SL state responded to LTTE war as any legitimate gov should do

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    Hilmy Ahmed: Armed forces terminated LTTE rats. That is a crime. Even your ilk was killed. That was not a problem, for you wahabis it was sufis who got killed. On the other hand, You muslims kill every where in the world, in the name of Islam, to make the whole world islamic and to convert the whole muslim society to wahabis. Why UN and the double standard – west are silent in that. Certainly you muslims do not know and are not allowed to know beyond your wholy book.

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    Mr. Ahamed

    You refer to General Fonseka as “the saviour of the Sinhala race” . I think he liberated the country for all Sri Lankans irrespective of caste creed or religion . You must get out of your narrow ” minority ” mindset , and start thinking as a Sri Lankan.

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    How sad…………… He stood up only when he saw a lot of people rising from their chairs…….He is a F********* Idiot ……..Couldn’t reply to that Girl Journalist……Because Dr Harsha is guilty as shit……….It is not whether, but how much he got from Aloysious for writing the Foot Notes to save Dr Ranil’s Buddy Mahendran………………………

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      Sumane doesnt seem to know whether he standing or sitting. His confusion is going extreme and a good mental hospital will help

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        Suren Perera

        “Sumane doesnt seem to know whether he standing or sitting.”

        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera always sits on his brain and stand on his head.

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        Mate…….Hlmy was so boring. I clicked on the DB on the top where CT had Dr Harsha.s clip , addressing the Yahapalana Suckers in Colombo…….I meant it for him…….Anyway it hasn’t gone waste…….I like the bit where Dr Harsha told them to shut the F**** Up………..HeHeHeHeHeeeeeee…………BTW ask Hilmy whether he calls Vellala TNA leader Sambandan a deshapremi ( patriot) too , like his and Dr Ranil’s mate , Field Marshall Kala Vedda………

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          If you are bored, you should ring Hilmy. He lives close to you. His 3/4 would be juicy for you to get out of your boredom

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “HeHeHeHeHeeeeeee”

          Namal is still tickling your tummy. Please buy him pet dog.

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          You should invite HA home so that he can wake up your wife from her boredom. He has a classy Thambi one

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    “Sri Lanka is probably the only country that wiped out terrorism through a military option.”

    An oft-repeated platitude, Mr. Ahamed. Both Malaya and Kenya did it in colonial times in the 50’s. They didn’t take 30 years either. But the real subsequent solution was political .

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      old codger

      Hilmy types “Sri Lanka is probably the only country that wiped out terrorism through a military option.”.

      There have been other countries where terrorism was brought to an end not by wiping out hundreds of thousands of innocent people in a confined space but by patient negotiations and other means. For example Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru (SJ’s favourite leader Chairman Gonzalo), Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Operation Blue Star and subsequent military operations in India, IRA in the UK, ….. …. etc.

      Hilmy Ahamed assumes readers are simpletons who do not have access to information.

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        Native,
        You are wrong! Briton could not defeat IRA, IRA was financed and armed by Americans. Only, after 9/11, America got tough on terrorism, and stopped financing IRA. Where IRA stopped, Muslims started.

        And LTTE was one of the richest terrorist groups.

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          Johnny English Baby

          I do not have time to educate you in IRA history. However, IRA and British government were both simultaneously defeated by reasonable wise peace proposals.

          You blood thirsty barbarians always wanted to see blood everywhere and dead bodies strewn through out the land before you can claim victory and glorify war criminals.

          There are alternative peaceful ways of dealing with conflict. However it is most difficult for you to grasp least painful/peaceful methods because you are sadist pathological killers, and gloat in killing.

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            But Native, you and Sampanthan told the Tamil people and the world that LTTE was the sole representative of Tamils making it a war between two ethnic groups rather a conflict between a terrorist group and a government army. Now you want the present generation to be brainwashed with hatred. The satisfaction you are going to derive by sending a few individuals to gallows and time and energy you are spending for the process is at the cost their happiness and well being. Majority will carry on regardless.
            Soma

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            Native,
            Do you really believe that IRA did like the British ‘peace proposal’? IRA had no choice but give in. Still Ireland should be in one piece- one island nation, just like SRI LANKA, Iceland, Japan, Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, etc.

            You hippie-liberal -Marxists kill more in the name of democracy.

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      the real subsequent solution was political .

      Mr. Old Codger – Congratulations. You said the truth which our politicians and the Ganayas are unable to fathom.

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    Well said Hilmy. You got it right. A war hero if betrayed, is the betrayal of Sarath Fonseka by the Rajapaksa Patriots. Their patriotism is only for the Rajapaksa family.

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    Sarath Fonseka’s lose tounge has landed him in unnecessary controversies. He is really the unsung hero of our liberation from the facist LTTE

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    Brilliant piece Hilmy. At last someone has come out with the truth

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    I hope Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa will read this brilliant piece of writing. It will give them a clear message that their weerawansas and gammampila’s are driving them up the garden path

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    very sensible article.he is certainly one of the authors worth reading even twice.

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    Both Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka deserve to retire from politics. They freed the country and now are become the laughing stock. If they do not choose to relinquish, let the tribunals force them. Mahinda has far too many skeleton to be comfortable. The day Shiranthi is locked up for Thajudeen’s murder, Mahinda would be sleeping in his coffin.

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    The unchallenged champion in committing the most amount of War Crimes in history is the Sole Super power without doubt, starting soon after WWII with the Korean War in 1950 followed by the Vietnam War (1954-1975). The US was actively involved in regime change in various countries which continues to this day and which has led to severe Human Rights violations in the countries affected.

    In 2001 and 2003, US led forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq where tens of millions of people have been killed, wounded and forced out of their homes and confined to a life of misery in squalid refugee camps. The two countries are still in turmoil more than 15 years after the Unwarranted and Cruel invasions.

    Since then, there have been blood baths in Libya and Syria where the US involvement can be clearly seen.

    Will the U.S and her partners in Crime, the NATO, will ever be made accountable for the Mega War Crimes they have committed? Or, the Accountability for War Crimes is ONLY for small countries like Sri Lanka? No guesses needed.

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      This Jeevaradhari is one of the biggest racists you could find in this country. Go back in to the archives and listen to his bullshit speech at the opening of the LONDON viharaya many years ago. His outburst at the Muslims should have landed not in a yellow robe but jumpers in the UK whether laws against hate speech is strong. This Gunawansa is not fit to wear the robe. He should continue to cup boys and play Elle

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    Yes, no doubt Sarath Fonseka is the Man of the Match in the defeat of the brutal LTTE in May 2009. Even Mahinda knows it. If not he would not have invited him to cut the victory cake. Sarath Fonseka migh thave a personal dual with Jagath Jayaruiya but his allegation against Jagath Jayasuriya needs serious consideration. Just because you worked in the front does not exonerate you if you are a part of the war crime. But Sarath Fonseka should not have uttered “Jeevaradaari” against Ven Elle Gunawanse Thero whom I reckon is a patriot and not a racist. It is SF’s loose tongue which always puts him in trouble. Hilmy is right. He utters right thing at the wrong place.

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      Cardboard Liswom

      “Yes, no doubt Sarath Fonseka is the Man of the Match in the defeat of the brutal LTTE in May 2009. “

      Don’t be silly, it was VP who won the war (the series Eelam War I to VI) for Mahinda, Gota, Sarath, ….etc by defeating LTTE.

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        NV, your right for once NOT as you stated but for a different reason. MoM VP, perished giving the baton to a bunch of spin docs like you to take the battle in the theoretical grounds. Go on. Win is near thanks to RW-CBK-Mangi trio supported by the puppet My3 and his cohorts like Rajitha, Apachi mala, Dumin Disa etc. Oh… It will be a grave mistake if I miss the names of Viyangoda, Jehan P, Pakyasothi – the NGO crooks.

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          max

          You forgot the umpires were observing from South Block of the Delhi Sultanate, directing the bowlers, batsman, fielders, tolerating or encouraging no balls, providing tempered balls, ……………… basically from 2005 on wards the Hindian team was playing against the Eelam team. Since Hindians are best at creating illusions they let Dr Mahinda and Dr Gota celebrate the final victory. Hindian illusion was so effective you still believe Gota and his boys won the game.

          And they also let Dayan the little fascist to own victory at the UN. His wife is selling a book on the UN resolution.

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          well you got it wrong. It should read as pakayasothy

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      Cardboard Liswom – you got it wrong.- patriot and not a racist. He is a cheap racist and a creep.

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    The LTTE only came into existence due to stare sponsored discrimination and terrorism that was practised by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments , against the island’s Tamils from the time of independence. Discrimination in the use of the Tamil language, education, jobs, land rights. where thousands of Tamils were ethnically cleansed out of their lands by the Sri Lankan government and Sinhalese settled in these lands, to deliberately change the demography of historical Tamil areas and make them a voiceless minority in their own lands. This has happened in the east and now in the north. More than 90% of the atrocities and killings committed during the civil war was by the Sri Lankan state and not by the LTTE. More than 99% of their victims were innocent Tamil civilians. On the pretext of fighting the LTTE , just like what is now happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar, they were deliberately targeted, resulting the exodus of half the island’s Tamil population from the island and the killing of around 145000 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan state on May 2009. Hilmy is also very quiet about the part played by the Sri Lankan Muslims in the genocide and discrimination of the Eelam Tamils. They overtly and covertly supported the Sri Lankan state in the discrimination and killing of Tamils, despite the vast majority of them being ethnically Tamil themselves. This was done in the name of their religion and an Arab origin that they hardly had. He is also quiet about the role played by the Muslim home guards in the east, who were heavily armed by the Sri Lankan state to kill loot rape and ethnically cleanse thousands of Tamils in the east. Many of them still languishing in refugee camps in India and not allowed to return to their homes and lands. These are also war crimes and should be investigated.

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    Get some facts right Mister Know it All.

    A. Jagath J was being persecuted for matters more gay than corruption when SF got wind of him being made commander in May 2009. He sent MPs to arrest JJ’s ADC for matters more happy as in you know what than about corruption.

    B. SF barely made 100,000 votes for his party nationwide.

    C. Ranil and Sirisena wanted him because they feared GR and the military.

    D. JJ is a deep south Govigama and a Royalist who stood out as a boxer.

    E. JJ also once almost lost his life in a Land mine ambush attack. He lost part of his stomach, part of his live and a kidney and barely survived.

    F. JJ was low key without an ego. G. SF was no doubt the best commander to win the war and was ruthless and a Sinhala nationalist.

    H. JJ showed no such attributes but managed the Madhu operation well in 2008.

    I. JJ was very angry when SF blundered in Muhamalai and they lost APVs, IFVs and Tanks when SF in his egomaniacal way tried to win the war single-handedly and ordered a full frontal attack across Muhamalai and lost so many men and equipment.

    J. SF hated Royalists and Trinitians etc. He was partly responsible for the death of Parami Kulatunge by reducing his guard and refusing a bullet proof vehicle for Parami.

    K. SF was very much a Sinhala nationalist racist and JJ is not. SF was angry at GR for not giving him an extension to oversee Army 60th anniversary.

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    Sarath Fonseka said “fuck the books, this is how we will do it” after he was made Commander by GR and MR when his term was about to expire in Nov 2005. When he created deep penetration units, 8 man units in US model and wreaked havoc on Tiger supply lines and by the time standard operations begun, the DPUs and commandos and special forces had already weakend Tamil Tigers to a great extent. Tigers were wiped out. God bless MR, GR, SF and the all the amazing forces of Ceylon. His former son in law made lots of money from the war and was living it up.

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    Hilmy Ahamed has found a commodity aimed to exploit a certain section of Lankans. He writes as if he was right inside the circle which won the war. He tries the usual sets of emotive phrases clearly betraying his shallow intellect.
    Hilmy says ~ “…………Sri Lanka has a battled hardened, professional and disciplined armed force that defeated one of the most feared and ruthless terrorist organizations in the world, the LTTE. Sri Lanka is probably the only country that wiped out terrorism through a military option……..”.
    “Professional and disciplined armed force” my foot. Why the hell were they chased out from Haiti? They stood and watched the Aluthgama pogrom. One can see a Panthankaraya here!! Gotabhaya himself admitted that “he fought a war for India”. Everyone bar Hilmy knows that the war was won by an unusual combination of outsiders. By the way, the same combination will wipe out Rohingyas.
    Hilmy, do you know the genocide of Rohingyas – you seem to have some elementary knowledge about Slobodan Milosevic.
    Hilmy is another HLD Mahindapala in the making.
    .

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      Could the Writer not have touched on the contents of Guneratne`s 741 page book? The news
      webbed recently could be used by the UN, which is:
      “Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said that Gunaratne’s book published a day after he retired from the army last year provided “evidence” of war crimes committed by Sri Lankan forces while battling separatist Tamil Tigers.

      The 741-page “Road to Nandikadal” was a catalogue of atrocities committed by government forces since early 1980s, Samaraweera had said. Setting fire to homes of Tamil civilians, killing innocent civilians and plundering valuables from homes under the guise of cordon-and-search operations have been listed by Gunaratne in minute detail.

      The minister said the language used by Gunaratne also indicated that he derived pleasure from seeing the death and destruction around him, and in his own words he had admitted that as an officer, he did nothing to discipline soldiers under his command.

      Gunaratne’s original army unit, the Rajarata Rifles, was disbanded for indiscipline and excesses, but Gunaratne himself escapes punishment according to his book and the unit emerges as the “mighty Gajaba Regiment.”
      (COLOMBO, September 10, 2017) «

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    Hilmy.

    A WAR-HERO BETRAYED is the title of your essay.
    In 1815 the last King of Ceylon Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe was also betrayed by the Sinhala Chieftains of the Kandyan Kingdom.
    Rohana Wijeyeweera,leader of the JVP was also betrayed by one of his comrades.
    The LTTE leader was also betrayed by one of his comrades- Karuna.
    Is there any History where a Muslim has been betrayed by another Muslim on the same scale of the Examples, I have quoted above?
    How the IS had been able to operate in the West, without any hassle has been this inborn trait of not betraying a cause!
    Would you agree?

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    Retarded Lieteunant.
    When did you become a thug?. so you are still in.war.criminal mind set

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    Cardboard Liswom – you got it wrong.- patriot and not a racist. He is a cheap racist and a creep.

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    There were Three Main Forces involved in the LTTE war. That is Army, Navy & Air Force. If it was not a Joint Effort, the Army alone could not have won the war. So the credit should go equally to all Commanders of the three Forces, and not only to Sarath Fonseka, just because he decided to go against Mahinda Rajapaksha. But now he has chosen to betray his own Commanders to who fought under his command for personal reasons. He should be considered as a Traitor and treated as one.

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    Pathetically Hilmi has run out of sources, so, from start to end of the essay he has repeated his Mulamanthra “LTTE World ruthless Terrorist, LTTE World ruthless Terrorist…..” (LTTE had its government, and three forces. Did not sell women like Muslim real terrorist selling. Hilmi comes from that anti-women racist, fascist circle who opposes correcting MMDA)
    The racist Hilmi, started an essay, thinking that he can hang on to his outdated, twisted materials and play snake charmer music to Sinhala Extremist Modayas to reap more Standardization, Law College entrance, MMDA …….like perks, on Lankawe’s desperate and shameful eve of Jagath has ran out of Brazil, Ponny retaliated for Jagath’s accusation of command responsibility on him, and UNHRC has sternly advised to follow Resolution against the war Heroes, 30/1, after hearing from Country’s leader, the war crime accused New King addressing in Colombo in one of biggest rally that all war criminals will be protected at any cost to country. This is a panic and pathetic time of Modayas to be used by all opportunistic racist for their advantages, rather than advising the Modayas the legal options of getting out of the problems. Though the Kandy Ayatollahs controlled Sinhala Extremist have no way to escape Hilmi’s forceful music but to be bounded to it in the future to come, and dance to it, the world is starting to look for the Sinhala Buddhist Extremists who dances to music and committed war crimes. Hilmi is thinking that his new racial infusion may give new blood for the sagging enthusiasm of the Sinhala Buddhists who are rattling to fear after new deployments of last two weeks. (New King has gazette-d the OMP without witness protection to or PTA removal hoping to fool UNHRC. Anybody going to OMP is automatically under PTA as relative of missing LTTE.)

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    Apparently here Hilmi is showing his anti-feeling of Tamils who are remaining as main peelers of his mask. Nowhere in the world are the Muslims extremists showing patriotism for the country they are living. If they claim it in Lankawe, it is because they think the Modayas are easy target fool and get perks. It is still in CT still the Muslim writers threatened with what OIC would do to Lankawe if Wilpattu is not open to Muslim colonization and they won it against New King.

    This patriotic fraud game, which failed in 1915 against Ramanathan’s argument in British Parliament, has worked very well to Lankawe Muslims writers & leaders from the time of DS took the power because the commission needed to buy the Sinhala Political Leaders can now be easily rolled in Middle East.

    While trying to decorate Ponny, Hilmi is secretly stealing it back by reminding to his earlier master, Old Brother Prince’s time by saying “We the deep penetrating spies went inside Vanni, and brought you the victory”. As always, with his cunning writing, he is confusing the Modayas as whom he wants to decorate the as Heroes; i.e. is it the “deep penetrating Patriotic Muslim spies” or the “Patriotic Sinhala rapist army”. (A new rivalry of Old King-Ponny victory claim).

    He is concluding Lankawe as the only country wiped out Terrorists. There, he is not just showing his ignorance of world history, but his hate of Tamils and premature satisfaction of having wiping out Tamils. Yet, he had forgotten JVP, including Old King effort of getting judgment form UNHRC. JVP’ object came & gone, but LTTE’s object is surviving from 1949, as strong as it was ever in its third form of diplomatic agitation. Hilmi’s venom spewing alone is not enough to wipe out Tamils’ freedom plight.

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    Let us see where Hilmi is getting his claim of “LTTE remains declared as Terrorist Organization”. India, America and EU declared LTTE as terrorist organization. Anybody read Hilmi or other Muslim writers in CT knows their past claims that India trained them and armed LTTE. The India made the Timpu pact with them, too. India abandoned LTTE and tried to develop EPRLF. After all that, the main reason LTTE and India fell apart was, LTTE refused to be the hand of India to capture Ceylon, but patriotically chased it out of Ceylon. It may be its unpatriotic, but LTTE never showed OIC and threatened to capture the Wilpattu from New King. The other reason is that LTTE refused to become terrorist organization as India tried to train on rape and murders, but remained as freedom fighters. LTTE did not behave like rapist Sinhala army in Vanni, Pakistan army in Bangladesh or Indian army in Kashmir, or ISIS with Yazidi’s. . In contrast, LTTE cadres respected each and every woman as sisters or mothers. Calling women as Thaikkulam and respecting them is Tamils’ culture in contrast to the behavior to Middle East minds tainted other soldiers of South Asian countries. When India failed force LTTE to make it one of its own, it declared LTTE as terrorist to full fill its political purpose. Now after Sonia had made so many illegal deals with Old Royals and used TN Politicians to have increased family wealth on Chinese contracts, Rahul Gandhi has said he wants to work with America on yanking out china from here. That is where the India’s story ending of declaring LTTE as terrorist organization.

    America started to fight with Middle East Terrorists went after LTTE too. Though LTTE is remaining as one of the foreign organization listed in America

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    But in the last verdict, American judge, when he was releasing the accused LTTEyers, said “No point in keep these young lives in prisons as we are now coming to know what happened over there (in Lankawe)”. CIA’s major consultant Rohan Gunarata paid fines and damages to Canadian Tamil Organization. AG Preet too lost his majesty. That is where the America’s story ending of declaring LTTE as terrorist organization.
    EU court has ordered to reverse everything from the very beginning because they now have the full understanding of Chandrika-Kathirgamar’s game. Unfortunately the EU story of declaring LTTE as terrorist organization is not ending because it lost very start where it has stem up. So as there is no start, it is not ending now.

    Anti-women Muslim Politicians using the Middle East Donations to buy the Sinhala politicians did not pay for the minimum blood money to save Rozana because she was a woman. After leaving that poor die in despite and dire situations now these clowns are getting out on a job of decorating Ponny. When America had put halt on using dollar to import Oil from Iran, Muslim Sinhala government sold Lankawe to Iran to dig & destroy the upcountry under the name of Uma Oya. But the Muslims-Sinhala government crooks pocketed their shares.

    Ultra-Extremist Hilmi shed crocodile tears for the Rohingya Muslims & calling Aung Suu Kye racist. He wrote hates against Wirathu like Buddhist monks, who are well respected by the Heroic Rapist army and Ruling Royal families in Lankawe. As a man who talks only about Muslims’ interest, he was questioned of his partiality. So he realized mistake and have quickly switched his topic. This is how the Lankawe Muslim men politicians & writers are taking forward their politics, attaching them to Sinhala Modaya government.

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    This is all twice-boiled cabbage. We have been through all this innumerable times and the only thing that has triggered another round of bile is the long-expected spectacle of dog-eating-dog. As we said, it was only a matter of time before the post-war politicisation of the armed forces would result in accusations being fired at each other, left-right-and-centre. F-M SF versus Jag Jaya were well known, and Gota has carved up a solid backing for himself too.

    Truth is that NO Sinhalese politician will commit suicide by being seen to agree to foreign judges sitting in judgement over ‘loyal’ Sri Lankan heroes. As for us setting up our own courts to try those accused of war crimes, I know of NO local Sinhalese judge who will commit suicide by giving a verdict other than an acquittal.

    After all who can forget the fiasco over the Bindunuwewa Massacre where all the culprits responsible were set free after a sham trial. The murderers who committed the killings (26 were murdered) are still drinking in Bandarawela town boasting of their ‘heroic’ deeds.

    Let the International community work this all out.

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    Philippines President told the west to SHUT UP and continue his attack on Muslims terrorist encouraged his soldiers to take special care of Muslims women and girls .Once these Muslims terrorists were pampered by Kadhafi pity even his Allah couldn’t help him when he was shot dead like a mad dog by his own Muslim people.

    On May 2007 it is the Muslims in this country celebrated much than Sinhalese about this fake..borrowed..artificial victory by SL cardboard forces.
    Without the help of poverty Indian and 34 other nations SL forces would not even take one sq.M of Tamil land.
    Cheers

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    Only thing which lacked to stop the LTTE war, was the ORDER and the SIGNATURE of the commander-in-chief (the president). IF J.R, Premadasa, Wijethunga, or Chandrika gave the order to finish off LTTE terrorists, the war would have been ended long time ago.

    The reason why the presidents before Mahinda did not give the ORDER/ SIGNATURE was, because they were threatened with war crime charges by the Western countries and the UN. Mahida was also threatened, but he and his brother did not give a sh1t about Westerners’ threats, that’s why Western countries taking revenge by accusing with false war crimes.

    Sri Lanka is always blessed with brave soldiers, but lacks the brave leadership. So Mahinda is the HERO.

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