28 October, 2020

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A Warning To Tamils – Beware Tories Bearing Gifts

By TU Senan –

TU Senan

TU Senan

The campaign by Tamils living in the UK against holding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka was vigorous. There was huge opposition to the participation of David Cameron, the British prime minister. But unfortunately the campaign was not able to stop him from visiting Sri Lanka and shaking the bloody hand of the war criminal Mahinda Rajapaksa.

However, Cameron came under enormous pressure from the international protest movement against Chogm in Sri Lanka. And hopes were raised that this was effective when they saw Cameron’s speech in Colombo.

Cameron was forced to declare that the Sri Lankan government should conduct “a credible, transparent, independent inquiry into alleged war crimes”. He also made a specific statement, saying: “Let me be very clear. If an investigation is not completed by March then I will use our position on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to work with the UN Human Rights Commissioner and call for a full, credible and international inquiry.”

Undoubtedly this message will have hit home with many Tamils, desperate for a sign of improvement in the situation. Number 10 was in full propaganda swing, getting this message out. The intention was to secure the electoral support of the 300,000-strong Tamil population in Britain.

But, in the cold light of day, we must examine what actually happened and what’s taking place now?

Firstly and as campaigners such as Tamil Solidarity predicted, the promise didn’t last long. As early as 18 November a press communique from Number 10 stated that: “If these investigations are not begun properly by March then I will use our position on the UN Human Rights Council to call for an international inquiry”.

Look carefully at how the words have changed. Now the position is not that the investigation should be ‘completed’ by March, instead it’s ‘begun properly’.  Credibility ditched, surely! Also note how ‘international independent inquiry’ has changed into ‘international inquiry’.

This was expected by many campaigners. Tamil Solidarity also predicted that the Sri Lankan government would start another sham ‘investigation’ for the purpose of propaganda and to evade the pressure. The Sri Lankan government is now talking about a ‘truth and reconciliation commission’ (TRC). This will apparently be based on the South African model.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg South Africa’s experience is a ‘blueprint’ that Sri Lanka should follow. He managed to bundle this advice to Sri Lanka into his tribute to Nelson Mandela in the UK parliament on 9 December. He urged the Sri Lankan government to ‘emulate’ the South African Truth and Reconciliation Process – to which David Cameron nodded heavily with a loud ‘mmm’ of approval.

Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, was given a platform during Chogm to brag. The Sri Lankan government claimed they are “interested in learning”. The Sunday Times in Sri Lanka reported on 24 November that Zuma not only advised the government on this, but also met TNA leaders such as Rajavarothayam Sampanthan and MA Sumanthiran, probably to urge them to accept it.

But far from establishing reconciliation in South Africa the Zuma government has presided over the most unequal country in the world. Instead of the TRC ushering in a new era of democratic rights for all, the black population has continued to suffer discrimination and exploitation. Worse, the Zuma-led ANC government was the author of the massacre of unarmed striking mineworkers in Marikana in August 2012.

The ANC is likely to receive a punishment of historical proportions in the next election. An indicator of the mood was the humiliating booing Zuma faced at the Mandela memorial.

In Northern Ireland, where ‘success’ on the basis of the South African model is vaunted, so-called peace talks have just broken down. In fact further problems are emerging, aggravated by huge cuts in services led by the Con-Dem (Conservatives and Liberal Democrats) government.

Whatever model is adopted, the Sri Lankan government has made it absolutely clear it has no intention of acting in a way that brings justice and reconciliation to the Tamils in the north and east. It’s not a lack of evidence that has held the Sri Lankan regime back from doing anything for the last four years. A number of reports and documentaries provide an abundance of evidence. There is no political will. Even the puny recommendations of the LLRC are not implemented by this regime.

Tamil-speaking people across the world have no illusions that the Sri Lankan government will do anything to bring justice to the victims of 2009 and the aftermath, let alone make a genuine attempt to meet the national aspirations of Tamils.

Such clarity does not, however, exist when it comes to how many Tamils see the so-called ‘international community’, world governments, particularly the US and India. Geopolitical developments in the south Asian region and economic interests dominate the foreign policies of all capitalist governments, who in turn only reflect the big businesses which they serve.

The Sri Lankan government also cultivates relationships with specific parties and politicians. The London embassy boasted that at least 14 MPs are prepared to defend the regime. Following this embarrassment, under ‘advice’ of the foreign office, the Conservative party banned tory MPs from visiting Sri Lanka during Chogm. Previously they had travelled with their families under the guise of ‘understanding the ground situation’ – in effect a free luxury holiday. Through such activities, Tory parliamentarians such as disgraced former defence secretary Liam Fox became close allies of the Sri Lankan regime. They fulfil their loyal duty by defending the regime at every opportunity.

Notorious right-wing Conservative and Member of the European Parliament Geoffrey Van Orden is well-known for his anti-Palestinian and pro-Israeli state views. He is also a chairman of the ‘Friends of Sri Lanka’ group in the European Parliament. Every single effort made in the European parliament, even to ‘softly’ question the Sri Lankan regime, is vehemently opposed by Van Orden and his Conservative colleagues. The recent attempt at the parliament to pass a resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka is the latest example.

Paul Murphy MEP put forward a resolution on behalf of the GUE/NGL group in December last year. This is not the first time Paul initiated such work. He is a well-known human rights defender. His work in Kazakhstan and Palestine is very well-known and has made a difference to tens of thousands of people. He is also a strong supporter of the struggle of the oppressed masses in Sri Lanka. He has constantly spoken against the war and the brutal Rajapaksa regime. Despite repeated requests, the regime is continuing to deny him entry into the country.  Paul’s initial resolution contained the following point on the war crimes investigation:

“Welcomes the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ announcement to set up and independent international inquiry to investigate the war crimes committed in the final months of Sri Lanka´s civil war if the Sri Lankan government continues to fail to take significant steps before she submits her final report to the UN Human Rights Council at the end of March 2014; calls for that investigation to be established during the March 2014 session of the UN Human Rights Council; however, is of the opinion that for such an international inquiry to be fully independent, credible and transparent, it must involve trade unions and human rights organisations and be accountable to all the conflict’s victims and their families; “

Is this hard to accept?  The so-called defenders of ‘human rights’ then swung into action – to work out how they could dilute the resolution. Geoffrey Van Orden and his Conservative colleagues on behalf of the Conservative group in the parliament changed the emphasis in the following way:

“Urges the Sri Lankan Government to act on the calls for accountability for alleged wartime violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by initiating an independent and credible investigation into alleged violations by March 2014, and considers that otherwise the UN should initiate an international investigation;”  (our emphasis)

In addition they managed to add several ‘welcoming’ points about the Sri Lankan regime such as the following:

“Notes the progress which has been achieved in attaining the Millennium Development Goals”

“Hopes that the peace dividend will pay off, further enhancing the country’s development agenda and allowing its citizens and increasing numbers of foreign visitors to take full advantage of the natural and cultural potential it has to offer; stresses that long-term stability demands genuine reconciliation with full participation by local populations;”

“Notes with concern that, according to Europol’s recent ‘EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report’, the LTTE, which has carried out indiscriminate terrorist attacks in the past, is still active internationally;”

Note carefully how they managed to soften the resolution and how it talks of a ‘peace dividend’ when military spending is actually increasing. Also note how they carefully refer to the LTTE as ‘active internationally’ – a vile way of casting a slur against campaigners like that of Tamil Solidarity.

Defending or providing cover for oppressive forces is not new to the Conservative party. Never can it claim to have stood for the interests of the oppressed and hardworking people – either in Britain or internationally. Margaret Thatcher is internationally renowned for her neoliberal offensive against all poor and the working people of the world and her strong stand defending the big business interests. Her tory government backed the apartheid regime in South Africa. In response her death was actually celebrated by millions across the planet. Contrast the response to her death to those of socialist Hugo Chavez and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. But Thatcher’s heir David Cameron, is keen on carrying out her legacy. The level of cuts in jobs and services taking place in the UK is without precedent.

Tamils living in the UK are at the forefront of the onslaught of cuts that are now taking place. However, some still hope that this government could do something ‘good’. This hope against hope is nurtured by groups such as ‘Tamils for Conservatives’ (TfC). It is absolutely ridiculous that such a group even exists among ethnic minorities in Britain. Unsurprisingly and correctly this group does not enjoy widespread support among the community – they cannot point to one good thing that the Conservatives have done for ordinary Tamil people. That party seeks to destroy the NHS, and run down state education to make a degree a luxury only available to the rich and to continue racist policies of war and deportations. TfC will not be able to organise anything in the community on their own.

They do, however, attempt to build backing for themselves and their scandalous cause by giving the false illusion that their ‘lobbying’ of Conservative MPs will result in something good for Tamils living in the UK. This is absolutely false. Historical evidence proves the contrary. Their false promises must be rejected and instead demands made for a concrete result. Tamils need a form of struggle that will work – not merely assist in the career-building of a few!

Will the UN call for an international investigation in March? Will the British government work with the UN to push for such an inquiry by March? Even if these unlikely events take place it will be with extremely limited results. The so-called ‘International Community’ of governments will be satisfied with UNP coming to power and certain ‘token’ hand outs are made to the victims. But this is not why Tamils demand a war crimes inquiry. Demand for an investigation into war crimes is linked to the demand for all democratic rights, including national rights.

We shouldn’t be trapped by the ‘inquiry’ spectacle that can drag on for decades without any substantial results. We must consciously link this demand to the demand for the right to self-determination. Without addressing the origin of the problem there can be no solution. Accepting the right to self-determination of Tamil-speaking people in Sri Lanka will be first step towards finding a long-term solution.

This is why campaigners continue to argue for a different kind of an inquiry. We demand that any investigation must involve accountable representatives of the victim community and from the trade unions and international human rights organisations, etc. Only through such an investigation can we unearth the real horror that took place and point towards the real long-term solution to make sure such horrendous killings and abuses do not take place again.

This is why the demand of right to self-determination is a key demand. All human rights concerns are not serious if they are not connected to providing long-term solutions. Those who lobby the UN or parliamentarians should demand that this right of Tamil speaking people be respected.

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    “Whatever model is adopted, the Sri Lankan government has made it absolutely clear it has no intention of acting in a way that brings justice and reconciliation to the Tamils in the north and east. It’s not a lack of evidence that has held the Sri Lankan regime back from doing anything for the last four years. A number of reports and documentaries provide an abundance of evidence. There is no political will. Even the puny recommendations of the LLRC are not implemented by this regime.”

    …you hit the nail on the head with that paragraph TU Senan. The Diaspora need to convince people like Cameron with action and deeds which way their votes would go if he and other MPs collude with the MR government. Bribery has been a hallmark of this regime. If you can’t convince them, bribe them…if you can’t bribe them intimidate or blackmail them…and if all else fails kill them. With foreign MPS only the bribe part works. So use the 3,00,000 strong Diaspora and give them an ultimatum. Ask them if they prefer settling for a bribe or would they rather loose their seat at the next election?

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      Won’t happen. The Tamil diaspora don’t have the balls to confront westerners the way they confront their abandoned country.

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        Liberal:

        Why would you kick the ladder you use to climb. You only confront the accused which is Sinhala Lanka. The Tamils have only abandoned the South not the North which is still ours and has been for thousands of years.
        The Jews left Palestine but returned in 1948 to create Israel and the Tamils will return.

        Talking about balls just ask Murali. He doesn’t want to dig the past just in case he finds his balls.

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          Another lie among many. More Tamils live in south than in North.

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            Good news for the South they can get civilized.

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          Hahaha please! As long as they are getting welfare in their western countries there is no chance of them coming back when they can live off the tax payer whilst supporting political parties that just want their votes.

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            Therefore that small group of 1800 businesses of the UK chapter has an annual turnover of £2.0 billion and the PM calls them professionals.

            UK does not need their vote but their professionalism.

            While Sinhalese are licking ass and begging. WhooooHoo

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      Everyone, that is the politicians, the diaspora etc etc talk of vengeance (which is in reality what they ask) of the ONLY man who had the balls to end the terrorists’ rule in Sri Lanka, namely Rajapaksa. No one talks of the “bloodied hands” of Prabakaran & co. of terrorists. Why do they seek vengeance? Because (1) the diaspora cannot IMMAGINE how the lazy and cowardly Sinhalayas finally gathered together to “kick ass”. Why is the U.N., U.S.A., 10, the “toothless lion: who was scared to go after the Lion of Syria who used chemical weapons on his OWN people, and ALL of the West. (2) Rajapaksa was unwise to show-off the prowess of the Sinhala armed forces and say, “I DID what you want to do but cannot do”. If MR and Co. just laid low after the war ended and said, “Yes, there was co-lateral damage”, then this would be mere history.

      Now, all forget that the Sihalayas will not just fade away: just as much as Israel will never be wiped off the map of the world, neither is it possible to erase the land of the Aryan Vijaya, who incidentally also came from India (!!)

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    The name of the game is politics, the Tamils in Britain, Canada and even in Sri Lanka are politicians’ pawns. Britain and Canada use them in a more conservative manner whereas the Tamil Nadu politicians use the Tamil cause in Sri Lanka to blackmail the Center.

    The game will go on for years and years to come. The only way the Tamils of Sri Lanka can achieve anything is by working together with whichever government is in power. Prabhakaran thought he is better off with the Rajapaksas. See what happened to him. Ranil is spineless thus his own Ranil-made problems. To deal with Rajapaksa one has to be tactful and not confrontational. Prabhakaran learnt the hard way.

    Rajapaksa is the better man for the Tamils. By going behind the British or the Canadians the Tamils will be led up a garden path as in the past.

    JP / USA

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      When a Lion has steamy sex with a donkey the result is a smelly pincushion -the bestiality breed sinhala cuss buddhist.

      Jay you forefathers got your underware from the missionary europeans and even now you have nothing but the borrowed amude round your neck.

      Therefore its better for trade with the EU for Tamils as much as for Rajapassa isnt it??

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        Lankas largest exports before 48 and after 48 to rajapassa regime is to Europe. Europe can do well without these non essential items which are in ready supply.

        Mahawamse embyro is one Bestiality- Sinhala Buddhist Trip-itaka!!

        Go scrub that smelly polmudda booty.

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        When a tigress and sex with a pig the result was Tamil.

        Keep worshiping the penis!!

        Only Islam has a clean origin.

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          Like Qaddafi Islamist await the penis strike.
          The Islamic butt via the Hindu workers the sinhala buddhist- BBS.

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      `will be led up a garden path as in the past.`

      JayPath,

      So the fact remains your ancestors had no clothes until the European missionaries arrived in 1505. Your language confirms it too.

      You dream of 2500 another number of lies at random because No clothes is uncivilised.You had no clay tiles and lived on trees confirms the uncivilised sinhalese. Chola is from 300BCE.

      Jay you overgrown donkey!!

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    This has become the defacto tamilnet . wonder what really happened to in ?

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      Goth-Abhaya:

      This is not a Tamil Net. This is a Hate Nest for Sinhalese and Tamils to hurl insults at each other. TRC Sri Lankan style.

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    Lol at these supremacists. How can you work against the country and then expect to get your special demands?

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    Vast majority of these Tamils are bloody coolies from Tamil Nadu in South India, who were “Kallathonies” (Illegal immigrants) that were allowed to settle down in the Northern part of Sri Lanka over many centuries, because of the compassion showed by the Sinhalese. That was the biggest mistake made by the Sinhalese, which will not happen in the future. Now they want the whole country for themselves. If they have a problem in living in Sri Lanka, why cannot they go back to their Country of Origin, which is Tamil Nadu where there are over 70 million of their kith & kin, that is only 26 miles away from Sri Lanka, without coming out with illogical arguments to justify their fight for a Separate State?

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      When will you go back to Bengal and Orissa?

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        We are not bitching that we can’t live with others and are not asking for separate areas to ourselves do we?

        Anyway if we are to go back to Bengal that would be after Tamils leave for Tamil nadu.

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        Fool, if they cam from Bengal they should speak Bengali. But they don’t. They speak their OWN UNIQUE language.

        Tamils speak the Tamil Nadu language!

        Go to Tamil Nadu before they send you to Nanthikadal.

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          “They speak their OWN UNIQUE language.”

          In their own unique language neither you nor they had any clothes??
          The European missionaries had to introduce even underwear and clay roof tiles.

          What is so unique about you and them – floatsams???

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      Don!
      All the Sri lankan kings went to Tamil nadu to get help or marriages. They did not go to Bengal or China.

      Tamil soldiers started to arrive long ago before the WHITE who gave you the name”DON”. Even you will be Tamil if you trace your ancestry.

      King Moggalana got the support of the Tamil soldiers from Tamil kingdom of Pallava rulers to defeat his brother Kasyappa.

      Tamil-Sinhala problem is a product of Christian Parangiyas. So, try to find a solution to live in peace!

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        M.Sivananthan

        “Tamil-Sinhala problem is a product of Christian Parangiyas.”

        No its a product of Tamil-Sinhala stupidity.

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        “problem is a product of Christian Parangiyas.
        So, try to find a solution to live in peace!““

        Imbecile you were introduced to underwear by the very catholic missionaries.

        Underwear my baby tonight!

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          Catholic missionaries always remove children’s underwears and never introduce anything civilized. That is why those catholic morons joined LTTE criminals and killed,raped and molested many Tamil children!

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            Besides the point you never had underwear, neither were you civilised before the missionaries arrived and neither did you have roofing tiles of clay- you lived under trees!!

            Talking about sex shows how frustrated you are that you think every European woman is ready for your stupid fancy based on some movie.
            That itself establishes how cultured you are!

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      Sarath- Fonseka,

      There are Around 8 million Buddhists live in India, about 0.8% of the population.
      Why don’t you go back there. You can pray at “Mahabodhi”

      The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment

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      Don Sarath

      “Vast majority of these Tamils are bloody coolies from Tamil Nadu in South India, who were “Kallathonies” (Illegal immigrants) that were allowed to settle down in the Northern part of Sri Lanka over many centuries,”

      I totally agree with you. Thanks for bringing up this matter out in the open. That was half of the story. Majority of South Indian Kallthonies have now been converted to Sinhala/Buddhism and form the majority people.

      “because of the compassion showed by the Sinhalese. That was the biggest mistake made by the Sinhalese, which will not happen in the future.”

      That was not the biggest mistake when you compared it with ours. We gave sanctuary to asylum seeking benefit scroungers Vijaya and his 700 fellow thugs on the day of Pari Nirvana. Since then the arrival of bogus asylum seekers continued relentlessly. We didn’t use force to return those refugees out of goodness of our heart.

      That was a bad judgement. Now we don’t have jungle called home.

      “Now they want the whole country for themselves.”

      No the Tamils want just a piece of land in the North East.

      But I want the whole island back, it is our ancestral land and you have no business here. You can always go back to your homeland in Bihar or Tamilnadu. Similarly Tamils can go back to their ancestral homeland in Tamilnadu.

      How soon can you both leave?

      “why cannot they go back to their Country of Origin, which is Tamil Nadu where there are over 70 million of their kith & kin, that is only 26 miles away from Sri Lanka,”

      A practical question. You must have thought it through very well. I agree with you, the 20 Million population of this island must consider going back to their homeland and be with their kith and kin, that includes you, your family, your wife’s family, your friends and their relative…………….

      I too want to know why can’t the Sinhala speaking South Indians (most of them are Sinhala/Buddhists) go back to South India and live happily ever after?

      Think about it.

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    Another worthless diatribe from a racist, activist TU Senan from the Tamil diaspora community. No mention of compensation for the Sinhalese victims of Tamil racist violence perpetrated by the terrorist LTTE. The violence was initiated by Tamils against the Sinhalese civilians, and the Sri Lankan goverment launched a successful campaign to eliminate those thugs and neutralise their support base (the extremist diaspora Tamil community). The defensive campaign has restored peace to all communities in Sri Lanka. If, as this man claims there are Tamil victims during their 30 yr failled campaign against the Sinhalese civilians, it is the resposibility of Tamils to compensate those supposed victims. They have the funds, hundreds of millions of Sterling Pounds extracted from their poor cousins. I expect the Sri Lankan government to take to task the murderous Tamils who carried out killings of Sinhalese civilians. This should be the absolute priority of the goverment. There is peace now. That is what matters most. Enjoy the peace!

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      Lal you Sinhalese Racist:

      For your information mate you created LTTE and Prabakaran. You lot are half Animal and started killing Tamils soon after independence during Race Riots. Sri Lanka holds the record for the number of Race Riots in the Modern World. We don’t owe you any apology or compensation as you looted Tamil Land and caused death and destruction during your Terror Campaign lasting 64 long years which is still continuing.
      You will have the opportunity at the HAGUE to put your case.

      There is no peace but there will be peace after March 2014.

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        Son of a smuggler:
        Prabhakaran was created by Veluppillai who came from Kollam, Kerala to find some food in Sri lanka.

        LTTE is the product of the WHITE Christian morons. That is why Catholic priest like Fr.Singarayan, fr.Anton Sinnarasa and many others involved bank robberies.

        Now no bomb blasts and no deaths or killing but you lost your dollar collections for EELAM. But you and other VVT smugglers are out of business.

        Prepare for another round of Koththu Rotti business or try to do fishing in Jaffna again!

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          folks,drop everything if you want some cheap entertainment and watch the kali of the LTTe and sivananthan of EPDP fight.By the time it is over you all will have some great knowledge of half animals and full animals and farting etc.

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            You are not better than any body because you support LTTE morons till the IPKF arrived or you dont like the LTTE which went against the IPKF!

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          Sivananthan:

          I used to call you Sivananthan you Sinkalam.

          But from now on I am going to call you Sivananthan you Muslim.

          I have been wondering as to why you hide behind a Tamil name and spill out so much Anti Tamil Hatred especially LTTE.

          I have managed to unravel it like I did with one guy who used to write a lot of filth about Tamils. I traced him to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Delhi and he has since stopped writing under that name.

          This is who you are:

          1) You started writing under the name Shankar you still do as the language is a Carbon Copy. I remember one day I posted a comment about the reasons as to why Muslims were driven out by the LTTE from the North it upset you so much and your hatred towards the Tamils has intensified . I wrote the Muslims were driven out for Spying on the LTTE for the army and for the LTTE it was a question of life and death. So I don’t apologise for what happened as it was a Struggle for freedom from Sinhalese Tyranny. If you have any grievance you must direct your anger towards the Majority who brought that about.

          2) You are a Muslim may be born in Kolumbuthurai. I don’t know your educational back ground but from the language it is obvious
          what your Social Standing is. You were chased out ( In your own words by the ” Slaves of the Brits “) and like the Majority of the Muslims who settled outside Tamil areas you settled in Chilaw an hence the Chilaw connection. You may have worked at Eelamurasu briefly before you were chased out.

          3) You fled to Canada and sought Asylum and from the comforts of Canadian Life ( which you say you hate ) you put out Anti Tamil Rhetoric.

          I can understand how much you resent the fact you were chased out of Jaffna by the Slaves of the Brits but at least you were not killed.

          So Sivanathan you TAMIL Muslim tone down your Anti Tamil Rhetoric.

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            “So Sivanathan you TAMIL Muslim”

            Sivananthan and me are two tamil donkeys.We agreed on that in another article comments.Read it.

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              Sivananthan You Muslim and Shankar you Muslim if not trapped in one body must be identical Twins.

              Think alike Speak alike ( I mean same anti Tamil Rhetoric Word for Word) every time you put pen to paper. The choice of indecent language. It cant be coincidence.

              If you had not spied for the Sinhala Army Prbakaran ( the Slaves of the Brits) wouldnt have chased you out from Jaffna.
              Very Sad indeed. Crime never pays.

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                kali-ban-istani

                “If you had not spied for the Sinhala Army Prbakaran ( the Slaves of the Brits) wouldnt have chased you out from Jaffna.”

                Out of 60,000 Muslims how many do you think did spy for the army? Do you think all of them were at it 24/7/52?

                Even if they did spy why did your Thalaivar confiscate all their valuables before they were being chased out of their birth place? They were allowed to take with them only Rs200.

                Don’t you think it is Tamil Diaspora’s moral responsibility to compensate the Muslims for their immense suffering, losses and forgone income and peace?

                Did your diaspora protest against LTTE in front of their offices in Europe, America and other countries?

                If you thought that Muslims deserved what they got in return for alleged (perceived) spying crime, then why didn’t your great hero packed all Tamils from the North given that they too spied in considerable scale?

                I find logic, consistency and humanity are missing from Tamil narrative. I also find it appalling when you implicitly justify what the psychopath did to all people.

                Don’t you think innocent people are not safe in Tamil hands therefore the Tamils should go back to their home land in Tamilnadu?

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              hahaha

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            Donkey kali!

            You are a son of a smuggler. You never refute. I hope you are the person wrote the LTTE propaganda. That is why Parabhakaran ended at nanthi kadal with a KOVANAM(Amude).

            What is meaning of the word you wrote “SINKA NALAM? I know you are a low caste fisherman and became a high caste after the LTTE. So stop your nonsense.

            When LTTE killed EPRLF the low caste fishermen in LTTE rediculed Nalavas and Pallas. Fishermen also a low caste like Nalavas in jaffna.

            Smugglers made some money and cannot become high caste over night!

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          He ended up having food (droppings from a soldier) on 18 May 2010.

          LAST SUPPER!!

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        Everyone who disagrees with you is not a racist. You certainly sound like the person who gives your white boss a present everytime he talks to you.

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          Are you related to Simon Casie Chetty?

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      Lal from which planet are you, get your story right. This ‘gobbled- gook’ will not wash any where.

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    Hello Senan, Whom are you trying to fool. Who will inquire the atrocities commited by brutal LTTE for the last three decades. Who will be responsible for that. Any inquiry should go back to 1983 when this brutal butchering of the civilians done by your master Velupillai.
    Why talking only about last few months of the war. Talk about 30 years where parents lost their children, husbands lost their wives and vise versa.Brutal massacare of Buddhist priests at Aranthalawa.During a war you can not avoid civilian casualties specially when they keep as a human shield.How many civilians got killed in Iraq Afganistan and in Pakistan by drone strikes by your master USA.Dont try to fool the international community. You peole do no want peace in Sri Lanka for Tamils. What you need is continued devastation in Sri Lanka at the cost of Tamils to propage yor sinister plans abroad. You can not fool everybody every time.

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      Exactly they never talked about human rights, war crimes or democracy when LTTE was strong and the country was been devastated by tiger violence. Suddenly they including corrupt terrorist sponsoring western politicians have remembered about human rights after tiger leaders got perished and their tool, Mr Prabakaran is no more to answer for keeping civilians as a shield.

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      Dharmasri you fool:

      If you are so confident why is MR reluctant to initiate an Independent Inquiry to clear his name.
      Man I will tell you what I will do if I am accused by the whole World of Genocide I will subject myself to the test and clear my name.
      Do you know that at the CHOGM MR cancelled the first days press conference as he knew he was going to be grilled.
      The next day when he faced the press the only question he was asked by every journalist including Sinhalese who started the proceedings ( I don’t know if he is alive or has been killed like Lasantha) was ARE YOU GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES.

      Like you his answer was I only want to inquire in to the 30 years of the LTTE killings of the poor Sinhalese. He said he was confident that no Tamil was killed so there is no need to have a Inquiry.

      So there you have it. Truth and Reconciliation SRI LANKAN STYLE.

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        How much dollar collections you lost because of the defeat of your LTTE?

        Now credit card frauds top the Tamil liberation than the opium smuggling!

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          Sivananthan You Muslim,

          Not as much as you did. You lost everything and trying to rebuild it in Canada.

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            What is wrong with being a Muslim, a Hindu or a Christian?

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              Faith is to religion: The unquestioned acceptance of information that is either unverified or that may actually be in conflict with factual evidence.

              Conversion gave you clothes, education and a life.
              Live in your bestiality kallathoni paradise the Portuguese are no more.

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        Cameron can do no more than talk. If there is to be an inquiry on War Crimes the BTF and other agents of the LTTE must have to bear the responsibility for the LTTE using Tamil civilians as human shields. You promoted the LTTE thorugh all these years, you collectd money through all the neferious activities, an you go sucking up to these men and the Americans who are the worst offenders of Human Rights. The truth is that none of you are interested in any reconciliation bear in mind the Sri Lankan Forces did what they were paid for – Fighting a war. So if you though the SL forces were going to use paint bombs you must be joking you joker. You have to remember that as long as you fill their coffers these people will make a noise and beat their drums. The can do nothing. China and Russia have vetos andtake Syria as an example.
        Why don’t you just shut up and get on with your lives where ever
        you have laid you head and your eggs.

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        (Sak)kali, search your Tamil Elam in a sewer pit. You have better chances of finding it there than in SL.

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          Fathima Fukushima

          “search your Tamil Elam in a sewer pit. You have better chances of finding it there than in SL.”

          He has better chances of finding you there.

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      Dharmasri

      “Whom are you trying to fool”

      You for a start.

      “Who will be responsible for that. Any inquiry should go back to 1983 when this brutal butchering of the civilians done by your master Velupillai.”

      The investigation should go back to 1971 and cover the period of past 42 years.

      ” Why talking only about last few months of the war. Talk about 30 years “

      No I am not I am talking about 42 years.

      “How many civilians got killed in Iraq Afganistan and in Pakistan by drone strikes by your master USA”

      It is about Sri Lanka and not about Iraq, Afghanistan nor about Pakistan. If you want to pursue USA please feel free to do so I will be right behind you. I envy/admire your courage and love for those people.

      This investigation is about Sri Lanka, people who were born and bred in this island, about the victims of this island, war criminals of this island, ………….

      ” You peole do no want peace in Sri Lanka for Tamils.”

      Are you accusing the Sinhala/Buddhists?

      “What you need is continued devastation in Sri Lanka at the cost of Tamils to propage yor sinister plans abroad.”

      Senan may desire continued devastation but Sinhala/Buddhists deliver it many times over.

      ” You can not fool everybody every time”

      You can, your Sinhala/Buddhists have been doing it all the time since 1948.

      You are good teacher, you have brought the worse out of me.
      Thanks.

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    Senan,

    What you say is absolutely true. The government has NO POLITICAL WILL to resolve the issues and move towards a genuine reconciliation. They will never abandon their policy of maintaining Sinhala Supremacy!

    Sengodan. M

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      Sengodan:
      What about the Tamil parties on reconciliation? “One hand” cannot make any noise. Reconciliation is not a ONE way traffic. Ask your tamil parties to participate in the process.

      Tamil parties dont like to lose their political capital.

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      Sengodan. M:

      What you say is absolutely true. The government has NO POLITICAL WILL to resolve the issues and move towards a genuine reconciliation.

      Please tell me what is “genuine reconciliation”???? I think you and TU Senan have confused “genuine reconciliation” with “reconciliation on your terms”!!!!

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        Navin

        “Please tell me what is “genuine reconciliation”????”

        It is just the opposite to what the Sinhala/Buddhists have been thinking of doing, have been actually doing over many years and intent doing over the next 2,500 years.

        If you knew what you have done in the name of reconciliation then you should know what the minorities mean by genuine reconciliation.

        Since you have been deprived of self awareness from your childhood it would be difficult for you to gauge what the majority did and does.

        Spend some time with forest monks, which might help you.

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    I am sorry mate but Sri Lankan expat Tamils in th U.K do not know the difference between Labour , Tory or Liberal Democrat.
    They are not politically savy , they are a miniscule minority in the UK elctrote and they do not hold any swing votes between parties.

    You better go and something more productive instead of analysing the impact of Tamil Votes in the UK election…as there is none

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      Rajash:

      You have got this all wrong mate. You might not know but the Tamils do know the difference between Tories , Labour and the Liberals. The Labour Candidate for Harrow is Tamil. It is not the numbers that matter but the influence you have and the Moral Justification . I don’t have to tell you about the Jewish influence in Britain even though they number only 280,000.

      As for Tamil influence just consider the following;

      CAMERON, TORIES FUNDED BIG BY DIASPORA Conservative party given 420,000 Sterling Pounds: British PM’s Jaffna visit at behest of Subaskaran Allirajah:

      Funding for the British ruling coalition partner, the Conservative Party and the indebtedness of British Prime Minister David Cameron to the Tamil Diaspora has been exposed by a Tamil language website — Athirvu. The website points out that Sri Lankan born Subaskaran Allirajah, the founder and owner of British telephone company Lycamobile, is the second largest provider of funds to the Conservative Party and hence David Cameron acts as ‘an instrument of the Tamil Diaspora and against the Sri Lankan government.’ The website disclosed that Subaskaran substantially funds the British Conservative Party and points out that Subaskaran gave 420,000 Sterling Pounds to the Conservative Party as a one-off donation. The website claims that he has given over 20 million Sterling Pounds to the Prince Charles Foundation as well. The article claims that David Cameron’s visit to Jaffna and his statements against the Sri Lankan government were made at the behest of Subaskaran. It points out Cameron’s Jaffna visit was facilitated by the Ganam Foundation established by Subaskaran in Jaffna to steer their anti-Sri Lankan government activities. – See more at: http://www.dailynews.lk/local/cameron-tories-funded-big-diaspora#sthash.IB48TYjZ.dpuf.

      I suggest you go and do some research before you comment

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        may be Subaskaran is funding the Tories to get some business concession as well…I have no issues with that.

        But read carefully what I have said. Tamils do not hold swing votes do not have the threshold to determine one way or the other the national UK elction.

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        kali – ban

        Does Subaskaran and his company pay adequate and reasonable tax to the British state’s coffer without extensive Tax planning?

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          Foreign:

          Do you work for HMRC. What does it matter to you. Does MR pay any tax.

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            kali

            “Does MR pay any tax.”

            He does not want to hence he needs a good accountant. May be you can recommend one to look after clan’s booty which is being invested outside this island.

            An accountant with many years of experience in cooking the books (Tax Planning)would do for the time being.

            Any Tamil crook that you know, who could help the reconciliation process would be nice.

            The clan does not want paper or audit trail tracking their activities.

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              Foreign:

              Try Karuna.

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                kali

                “Try Karuna”

                Let me have his contact details.

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                  Foreign:

                  Karuna
                  C/O King Mahintha
                  Temple Trees
                  Colombo .

                  Tel No: 777 It is normally engaged but keep trying until you get through. It might be after March 2014.

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                    kali-stani

                    I ask for Karuna’s contact details not Mahinda’s

                    Try again.

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                      Foreign:

                      Can you read.

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                      kali-ban-istani

                      Can you type?

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                      veddha,try all the high end nightclubs.karuna will be there with 2 or three women in his lap drinking a scotch.Don’t go in your designer amudi and bows and arrows,you won’t be let in.

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                      shankar

                      I can’t believe any woman would willingly sleep with this cold blooded murder.

                      Why do these poor women crave for murderer’s affection?

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        paying prostitutes?

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        Subaskaran Allirajah…is now also a travel agent for Sri Lankan Air Lines LYCAFLY….at the behest of Chamal Rajapakse.

        wonder where his loyalties are now

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    Tamils living in the UK are at the forefront of the onslaught of cuts that are now taking place

    wow!

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      De Silva,

      You Sinhalese idiot for your Information there are more than 3000 Tamil businesses in the UK paying millions in tax to the ex chequer. The only Tax you lot pay is the Chicken Tax from Sam Chicken- the only Sinhalese Business.

      WOW: “Cluck Cluck” “Buck Buck”

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        There are more Tamil dole bludger, drug peddlars,credit card scammers than businessmen.

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          Those groups are not mutually exclusive. Credit card scammers in particular find great synergy with “businessmen” :D

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            Sarma you Sinkalam:

            After you speaking from Personal experience. Must be.

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              Kali the smuggler
              Smuggling morons talk about paying tax. That is a joke you donkey.

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                No Sivananthan You Muslim:

                Stop Spying

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              Yes indeed, my personal experience also taught me to always pay with cash whenever there’s an LTTE refugee monkey behind the register :D

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                Sarma you Sinkalam

                Shankar has been asking you what the D stands for at the end .

                Tell him it stands for Siva Sankaran Sarma DONKEY

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                Sarma,
                TULF leaders branded their political opponents “traitors”.Then said”traitors wont have natural death”. The same story is still going on.Those who dont toe the Tiger line are branded as traitors,lackeys,getting money from mahinda..etc..etc.

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                  Ramany K

                  Gota didn’t brand Lasantha a traitor however Lasantha didn’t die a natural death.

                  What does it tell you?

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                    NV
                    Ramany is talking about LTTE and TULF. Vedda has problems now.

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            Sankaran
            VVT smugglers always tell they are business men!

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          Lal you Lol:

          Your country is full of Looters and Thugs headed by MR Drug Peddlars headed by Prime Minister and his son. So don’t talk rubbish.

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            kali the smuggler
            hahahhaa.. You are a son of a smuggler and you bark on drugs and other issues.

            VVT smugglers did all. LLTE ships smuggled drugs. Why are you crying against your family business?

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              Sivananthan You Muslim:

              You used to Smuggle Contraband from Tamil Nadu to Kolumbuthuarai until the LTTE put an end to it.

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                So, you know the smugglers in Colombuthurai too. They are also from your caste.

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              Now the new LTTE has routed arms via Greece coming from Czech:
              [Edited out]

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          lal

          “There are more Tamil dole bludger, drug peddlars,credit card scammers than businessmen.”

          I have haven’t had the opportunity to look into the statistics therefore I am unable to comment on your above assumption.

          However, the news reaching me in my jungle home clearly indicate that there are many drug dealers being elected to parliament and employed in the ministries.

          Could you let me the numbers. I would be most grateful.

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            Foreign :

            The list is headed by the PM.

            Again his address

            PM
            C/O King Mahintha
            Temple Trees
            Colombo

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              kali-ban-istani

              I didn’t ask for the contact details in fact I asked Lal (Lalu Prasad Yadav is his Bihari cousin) to give us the number of drug dealers in the parliament and ministries.

              In the event he is unable or willing to supply me the details could you find out the numbers. Please approach KP. Are you still an admirer of KP (known in the business as beast of burden)?

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                You ask the wrong man. Ask Kali the smuggler.

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            NV

            Do your own homework and find out the stats yourself. The ratio of honourable businessmen to lay-abouts is 1:17. You should be able to figure out numbers from there, that is, if you are a Veddah with above average Veddah Specific Intelligence (VDI). If you cannot, stick to your fun and games with the bow and arrow. Happy Hunting!

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              lal

              “The ratio of honourable businessmen to lay-abouts is 1:17”

              Applying your ratio to the Parliament are you saying 212.5 MPs are smuggling drugs as their day job? It can’t be that easy unless 1:17 state officials too are corrupt.

              I suppose your ratio is about right.

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        so
        we dont want a South Africa model
        we dont want a Northern Ireland Model
        we dont want an Internal LLRC Model
        we dont want an Indian backed model
        we dont wany UN (Banki Moon) backed Model
        we dont want a Norwegian backed model

        so what the fxck you want?

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          DeSelva

          We want our ancestral land back, it is that simple.

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            so how do you intend to get it back?
            war is not an option any more
            we need to sit and talk to some one
            If VP had accepted what was offered at various times
            step at a time.
            we may have got seperate state

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              DeSelva

              We want our ancestral land back

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            Ancestral land? The Amy has got it now. Come back and fight for it!

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          De Silva,

          It looks like you are talking to yourself. Just Shout out Loud.

          ANY ONE THERE CAN YOU HEAR ME.

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            Dont hear please listen.

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          Your momma.

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    David darling.I see you are still having that D at the end to distinguish you from the other anti government siva sankaran sarma.Even radika has got infected by people like you who can’t just go in a straight line like us, but slither,winding and winding in curves.Something to do with your personality of course never to be open and frank about anything and always hide behind something or someone.

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    may be Subaskaran is funding the Tories to get some business concession as well…I have no issues with that.

    But read carefully what I have said. Tamils do not hold swing votes do not have the threshold to determine one way or the other the national UK elction.

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      Rajash:

      That is the point.

      Tamils do not hold swing votes do not have the threshold to determine one way or the other the national UK elction.

      Tamils are not interested in determining the UK election one way or another. It is up to the individual to support a party in a democracy and but the policies of Tories or Labour in advancing and supporting the Tamil Fortune will no doubt weigh heavily in their decision making.
      The influence by Tamil Diaspora ( just like the Jewish Influence in USA) is a vital role with which you might not agree but that will be your point of view.

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        pont taken
        cheers

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        so LYCA and LEBRA, selling air time, together with 3000 small businesses consisting of ,corner shops – selling parippu and umbalakadu, petrol stations, cheap restaurants, not to miss out Wembley type temples, are going to influence the UK foreign policy think tank.

        The writter argues that Cameron is already changing his tune; that Cameron took the money, made a scene in Sri Lanka and back in the House of Commons, where he is comfortable , as though nothing has happened.

        You cant compare the economic power of Jews in the UK with that of the Tamils. Jews in the UK contribute to the GDP and control the UK Economy. Jewish owned business are multi billion dollar businesses all over the world.

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          I like to add that I have a lot of respect for these hard working Tamils running small businesses. But we need to keep thing in the right perspective

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          Rajash:

          There are so many pretenders. After posting your reply saying point taken you thought about it for 1 hour and fifteen minitues and then changed your mind as you dindnt want to admit.
          But let me expalin to you: I didnt say the Tamil Influnce is on par with the Jewish influence in the USA.
          If you read back you will see that I said the Tamil Diaspora plays a vital role.
          For your information I also said that Tamils in the UK are not interested determining the election outcome one way or another.
          The Tamil Diaspora interest is confined to Sri Lanka where as the Jewish interest is much wider and bigger as it is linked to its own Survival and Americas interest in the Middle East and the Religious Conotation. So dont confuse the issue and put words in to my mouth. If you want to support Tamils Sinhalese or even MR that is your right but I deserve the right to critisize anyone who if I supspect not helping the Tamil course.
          Whether you like it or not the Diaspora have a Vital Role and it is influential in determinig the course of events in Sri Lanka.
          Let us have a Clousure on the subject as I dont want to get into a silly argument with you as you are not going change.

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            in the height of the 2009 war at the closing stages when VP was cornered the Tamil diaspora beseiged the Cities all over Europe, USA, Canada urging the IC to put pressure on GOSL to reprieve VP.

            The IC turned a blind eye. So where is the Tamil Diaspora influence?

            When Cameron went to Jaffana and met the CM Vigneswaran, this is what Cameron said, “I have discussed The Tamil issue many times with many groups inclduing the Tamil Diaspora in the U.K(remember the famous meeting when Cameron met the Tamils in no 10). But the few minutes meeting with Vigneswaran was more productive and lucid than any I had on the Tamil issue ” or words to that effect.

            Focussing on this article, and my initial response is to the author of this article, it is a fallcy to dream that we can use our elctoral voting power to change the Governments or influence the foreign policy of Britain.

            There may be of course questions tabled in PM’s question time and a select comittee debate with recomendations.

            Tamil diaspora should continue to keep the issue buring with one united voice.

            I agree entireley wih your comments above. and yes lets close this thread

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        There are more mice in your houses than there are British Tamils who ahve the right to vote.

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    I am for an Internationl Investigation on the war crimes comitted by Sri Lankan forces.

    However when David Cameron gave an ultimatum in November for an internal investigation to be completed by March I dont thik he really expected that.

    That is an investigation to be complted in less than 5 months?

    To start with 5 months is too little time to investigate and document the killing of 100,00 Tamils?

    so lets take things in the right perspective

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    Refreshing reading indeed and well stated.”Whatever model is adopted, the Sri Lankan government has made it absolutely clear it has no intention of acting in a way that brings justice and reconciliation to the Tamils in the north and east. It’s not a lack of evidence that has held the Sri Lankan regime back from doing anything for the last four years. A number of reports and documentaries provide an abundance of evidence. There is no political will”. Nothing is further from the truth and nothing tangible can be expected from a racist and chauvinist mob. Echoing the concept of “ongoing” Senan aptly states further: “We shouldn’t be trapped by the ‘inquiry’ spectacle that can drag on for decades without any substantial results.” The less said on this the better. Bensen

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    This guy Senan is the usual Tamil diaspora ranter. LTTE supporting morons always think white masters will come and hang Mahinda. All these years these Tamil morons supported a terrorist organization lead by a criminal smuggler. Now they cry about Human rights without any shame. What a funny guys!

    Nothing will happen to our King Mahinda Rajapakse.

    Tamil dollar collectors have many other plans of paying their mortgages and having luxury holidays in Passy Kuda or Hawai or Cuba. Some dollar collectors are now preparing for their usual Geneva Tamasha with Koththu Rotti business.

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      Sivananthan You Muslim:

      King Gotha has stopped your Halal. At least Canada has not banned it.

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        Halal is not stopped in Canada but we pushed the Canadian government to throw the Tiger flag in the garbage dump because it is no use even to use as a kovanam!

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          so you tried ….you sexual pervert

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    Soooooooooo…………. David Cameron, Stephen harper, John Baird all sold their SOULS for ther vote in bashing Sri Lanka.

    Today, retribution has caught up with then.

    Pro LTTE Diaspora and the Political leadership of canada & USA are in an unpresidented Freeze……. what a curse.

    Floods in England & cameron is swiming in a political cesspit.

    Oh !! That Joker prime Minister Rudra of the eelam tamils taken to task in a NY court. There was no Burus Anna to get him off from that 8 hours of back to school……… What a life?????????

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    Whether it is conservative or labour party, it is British state who have a policy to support states than political forces – a British administrative decision made in 1981. FCO is highly organised body of ruling elites even rectify the line of ministers and politicians. May be that is why many governments fought the war without FCO’s role like the Swiss crisis. While labour was in power Mullivaikaal massacre took place. More, the food, water and medicine embargo was imposed. Under the guise of delivery for fraction of the community under bombardment, they exhausted all food and medicine in the process. British assisted with providing dirty guns for assassinations and white van kidnapping. SHAME TO THOSE WHO DEFEND LABOUR in power or opposition.
    At the most critical time, when the Lankan issue was taken up at Security Council by Mexico, it was British representative who rejected Mexican proposal on Lanka. British has greater responsibility for the mess it created for the Tamils and others in Lanka. Nothing will suffice than an International Inquiry includes British failures. Even when the head of state was queen, the British dominion of Ceylon was faced with genocide until 1972 without any problems. Even after 150 Tamils were killed in 1956 anti-Tamil pogrom without any protection, the Tamils went back to live. It was the case for 1958 anti_Tamil pogrom in Colombo and other place. Trade unions and Sinhala people stood their grounds to defend Tamils and their properties more than Royal army of Ceylon. Sinhala-only rendered Lanka into two nation state and reversed all the advances made to develop a plural society. When all equality was violated by privileges to Sinhala and legalised all discrimination, fostered Buddhism as state religion, blocked all independent justice SRI LANKA was born. British or British-loyal Tamil leadership did not life their fingers even. To win over, the trust of the Sinhalese and Tamils British have to go along way. Sticking to International law is the best solution. Now, within given situation Permanent People’s Tribunal on sri lanka has proved the Genocide of Tamils by Britain and its trajectory can lead to only one solution. Can the writer or TU Senon let the readers know, how you would like to exercise the right of self-determination?
    a). Unitary
    b). Federal
    c). Con-federal
    d). Secession

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      Roja it is a Thorny issue ( Rojavin Raja )

      I would support the last one you mentioned.

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    Tamils are Travids. They are native southern part of India
    Arians native to North side of india

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      Rajagobalapilai

      “Tamils are Travids. They are native southern part of India Arians native to North side of india”

      For the benefit of the CT readers could you define Travids and Aryans.

      Aren’t the Sinhala speaking people of this island consider themselves as Aryan and most of them used to wear Aryan Sinhala Suite similar to Dravidian dress?

      Thanks

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    Tamils living in Canada, the day they changed the parties they would learn that some one had anal sex with Tamils.

    Remember it.

    THE ONLY advantage would be that LTTE Tamils had their way.

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      JimSofty

      “Tamils living in Canada, the day they changed the parties they would learn that some one had anal sex with Tamils.”

      Tell me DimWit which one of the sexual act would you recommend,

      Bestiality
      Incestuous relation
      Rape
      Anal Sex
      Balls thrashing or stretching
      Phone Sex

      Can I take it you prefer the last one.

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    Dear All, I wonder why Colombo Telegraph or any of its contributors avoided reporting on these two very important news items from USA and UK,

    Spotlight on Rudrakumaran and Channel 4

    US Law and UK public expose pro-LTTE voices

    January 10, 2014, 8:12 pm

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    by Lucien Rajakarunanayake

    US lawyer Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran and UK’s Channel 4 broadcaster, two of the biggest champions of the LTTE’s separatist cause and apologists of its terrorism have been exposed this week in the United States and the UK for gross illegal activity and dangerous misleading of the public.

    Rudrakumaran, is leader of the so-called Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam or “Eelam Government in Exile” who operates from the US, and Channel 4 in the UK has been carrying out a concerted attack on Sri Lanka through its massively doctored video footage of alleged war crimes, with another due to be released to time with the UNHRC sessions in Geneva, this March.

    The two exposures, one for the violation of the much valued and respected traditions and ethics of the American judicial system, and the other for creating social unrest and posing a threat to welfare recipients in the UK respectively, raises important issues about the credibility of these advocates of separatist terror and the distortion of facts in the media to serve the cause of terrorism.

    Rudrakumaran, the son of the former Jaffna Mayor Viswanathan, is a lawyer in the United States who lives in New York. He was the international legal advisor to Velupillai Prabhakaran and was in-charge of its international & diplomatic affairs. He co-ordinated lawyers in the defense of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, assisted in the Suresh Manikkavasagam trial in Canada and in challenging the US decision to name LTTE as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997, and represented the LTTE in peace talks with the Government of Sri Lanka.

    The decision of the United States’ Courts Committee on Admissions and Grievances for Serious Misconduct, that gave its ruling on charges against Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, the current leader of the so-called “Eelam Government in Exile”, dealt with issues such as the failure to refund a client’s fee in full when necessary, misleading clients, mismanagement of the affairs of clients, treating a client unfairly, lack of reasonable diligence causing injury or potential injury to a client, acting recklessly while knowing the relevant facts of a case and unreasonably failing to appreciate the high degree of risk involved to a client by his actions. These involved several US clients.

    The LTTE connects

    In mitigation for his misconduct in the practice of law, Rudrakumaran submitted several items including his volunteer work for the LTTE, his travels abroad for LTTE related work, that he was not an LTTE employee or contractor and that his work for the LTTE was in compliance with US Federal Law. The Courts Committee has held that all those matters were beyond the scope of the proceedings against him, which has no relevance or lacked evidence to reach any conclusions, and therefore, rejected as “unnecessary for Rudrakumaran’s request that the Committee’s reference to his *‘work for the LTTE’ *be stricken from its findings.

    These are certainly interesting issues to be considered when dealing with a person who claims to lead a “Government in Exile”, which represents an organization that was once described by the US State Department and the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world, and is now in the forefront of the actions by the pro-LTTE Tamils in western countries to demand accountability from Sri Lanka, for nothing other than the defeat of terrorism in this country.

    Public reprimand

    The Committee concluded in its report that there was clear and convincing evidence that Rudrakumaran had engaged in misconduct warranting the imposition of discipline. The Committee found that Rudrakumaran had, inter alia: (a) defaulted on scheduling orders in twenty-seven cases, resulting in their dismissal, although he succeeded in reinstating eight of them; (2) created an unnecessary and substantial risk of potential injury to those clients who eventually received relief after their defaulted cases were reinstated; (3) caused injury or potential injury, through lack of reasonable diligence, to two clients who were denied reinstatement of their defaulted cases; (4) failed to withdraw seventeen cases despite knowing that the clients did not wish to proceed or that other circumstances rendered further proceedings unnecessary; and (5) on a number of other occasions, violated this Court’s rules and orders by untimely filing various documents.

    After considering various aggravating and mitigating factors, the Committee recommended that Rudrakumaran be publicly reprimanded, and required to complete eight hours of continuing legal education classes, in law office management, and to submit periodic reports concerning his caseload – providing an explanation for any “late briefs or motions, or any non-excused non-compliance with a scheduling order of any sort before any Court,” comply with the refund procedures in law, disclose this decision, and its appendices, to all courts and bars of which he is currently a member, and as required by any bar or court rule or order.

    Watch out – Wigneswaran

    “Finally, the Clerk of Court is directed to release this order to the public by posting it on this Court’s web site and providing copies to the public in the same manner as all other unpublished decisions of this Court, and to serve a copy on Rudrakumaran, this Court’s Committee on Admissions and Grievances, the attorney disciplinary committee for the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, and all other courts and jurisdictions to which this Court distributes disciplinary decisions in the ordinary course.”

    Such humiliation is hard to match for any lawyer who practices in a well established legal system that has excellent traditions cherished by the legal profession. It is now interesting to make a judgment on how this would be seen by those who hold him as the standard bearer for the so-called State of Eelam, unless they see in his violation of the ethics of the judiciary his continued commitment to the cause of terrorism that the LTTE will remain to be known for. This will also be an interesting study for Justice C. V. Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of the NPC, who is largely influenced by the pro-LTTE Tamils of the so-called Tamil Diaspora.

    Channel 4 – manipulation

    UK’s Channel 4 is facing increasing protests about a controversial documentary which deals with UK citizens who obtain welfare benefits, the first part of which was aired last Monday (6th). An online petition has been launched urging it to axe the series *Benefits Street* with the number of complaints about the show keep rising.

    The Guardian (9th) reported that more than 3,000 people have signed the change.org petition, which asks Channel 4 not to air any of the four further episodes of the series, and to make a charity donation for the harm caused by “stirring up hatred”.

    The UK’s Media regulator, Ofcom, said it had received nearly 300 complaints about the show by Wednesday morning, relating to unfair, misleading and offensive portrayals of benefits claimants, alleged criminal activity and excessive bad language. Channel 4 said it has received nearly 400 separate complaints about the show late on Wednesday.

    Arshad Mahmood, of Bradford, who used to live near the Winson Green area of Birmingham, where the documentary was filmed, set up the petition on Tuesday night, saying he was shocked by the public backlash on social media towards people on income support. He said: “Having lived in Birmingham, not far from where the programme was made, I can honestly say this show is not representative of people in the area.

    “Benefits Street has portrayed people on income support as scroungers and it’s wrong. I have worked for 33 years, but after major surgery am now unable to work and receive some benefits. The backlash and abuse of social networks towards people on benefits as a result of this show has shocked me.

    “Channel 4 should not broadcast any further episodes of the programme – it is creating a skewed image of a section of society and stirring up hatred. This is not a responsible approach from a public service broadcaster.”

    Those who signed the petition left messages of support for the people affected by the programme.

    Some residents, who featured in the documentary, said they has been tricked by the programme makers, Love Productions, and were told it would be about community spirit, The Guardian reported.

    A Channel 4 spokesman said Benefits Street was a “fair and balanced observational documentary”, with contributors briefed extensively before filming and given the chance not to be included, or to view and comment on programmes they featured in before broadcast.

    Death threats

    On Tuesday, other residents were coming to terms with a kind of celebrity they had not exactly been looking for. Within hours, one said, people were tweeting threats and making comments on social media. By Tuesday afternoon, young men in fast cars were driving down the street shouting “Benefits Street!” and laughing at people walking down the road.

    In another development, footage from the documentary prompted West Midlands police to consider launching new investigations after they were inundated with comments from viewers concerned that it may have featured criminal activity.

    The Independent (Jan 7) reported that police are investigating death threats made against five members of the public who starred in Channel 4’s Benefits Street.

    Shortly after the broadcast began [Monday night], aggressive and abusive messages were posted on social media by viewers enraged at the ‘benefits spongers’ presented on the programme. One tweet said: “I want to walk down #BenefitsStreet with a baseball bat and brain a few of these scumbags,” while another wrote: “Set fire to #Benefits Street”.

    It is also reported that the show’s stars believed they had been “tricked” into appearing on *Benefits Street* by Channel 4 producers.

    Qualified support worker Dee Roberts, mother of three Charlene Wilson and local resident Nikitta Bell are among those angry about their portrayal on the programme – largely as unemployed scroungers, drug abusers, irresponsible parents and potty-mouths.

    “They said they wanted to film for a TV show about how great community spirit is in the street and how we all help each other out on a daily basis,” Roberts told the *Birmingham Mail*. “I participated in the show on that belief, but this programme has nothing to do with community, which you can tell from the title. It makes people out as complete scum.

    “They lied to us from the very beginning. We opened our doors and hearts to them and they violated us and abused our trust.”

    Cameron agenda

    The next episode, to be broadcast [next] Monday evening, will show the impact of the arrival of Eastern European immigrants on the street. The David Cameron is strongly against the new opportunities for Romanian & Bulgarian citizens to come to the UK from January 1this year, under EU visa formalities. It has already introduced strong legislation to delay or deny welfare benefits to these legal migrants to the UK.

    Channel 4 will have a plenty to do to convince viewers, especially those who obtain welfare benefits in the UK, that it is fair in its reporting and has not distorted the image of welfare recipients to satisfy the political agenda of David Cameron and the Conservatives who are keen to further prune welfare benefits, and show welfare recipients as those who are not ready to work. It raises again the issue of media manipulation by Channel 4, as in the doctoring of video material in its documentaries that have been used to attack Sri Lanka on alleged war crimes in the final stage of the battle to defeat the LTTE in 2009.

    JP/USA

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    this author is such a blatant racist – he should be in jail.

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    Never mind about warning Tamils to beware of Tories bearing gifts – I believe the Tories learned long ago to be wary of Tamils bearing votes !
    So, TU Senan, it seems the Tories have got the measure of you guys and have learned to play the same game as you do.

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