20 March, 2019

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Alleged War Criminal Shavendra Silva Appointed Chief Of Staff Of Sri Lanka Army

Alleged War Criminal Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army.

Major General Shavendra Silva

Silva, a close ally of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the 53rd Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka and the current second-in-command.

He was General Officer Commanding of the military’s controversial 58 Division that battled the LTTE in the Wanni in the final days of the conflict.

The UN Panel of Experts Report alleged that it was in surrendering to Silva’s 58 Division that several LTTE members were shot dead. The Major General was also the subject of a US lawsuit that accused him of war crimes.

In 2010, the Rajapaksa government appointed him as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations as the only serving army officer to hold such a post at the time of appointment.

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    Enjoyed all the comments, Some biased, some rational, some very critical and realist. Conclusion is that Ravi Perera is a Natural Racist for some reason or the other… (May be some one has played his you know what during his adolescent years…) with poor stranded souls like him around; they will never allow the people of our country to mature and enjoy true Democracy!!!

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      Gerry

      Don’t worry too much about ravi perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela.
      He is part of the small active noisy minority which will not rest until this island is forced to accept its version of history and a state that is controlled by mutant Sinhala/Buddhists fascists.

      The Buddhists and Sinhalese should start liberating Buddhism and the island from Sinhala/Buddhists fascists, or prevent them from their planned putsch.

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    HRC is watching , This is a gift by the President for the man who is responsible for many Human Rights Violations. What happend to Janaka Perera may happen to him

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    Oh, just noticed. I totally object to the ….ing title used in this article.
    After Kalinga Magha the Chola barbarian war criminal in Polonnaruwa era who massacred Sinhalese and destroyed cities in Lanka, Prabhakaran was the next who did the same.
    You, CT, should be ashamed to use a title of “alleged war criminal” against a military officer who saved the country from the actual bloodthirsty war criminal, Prabhakaran.

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      @ Chompa dope lover

      So So another shit piece from comic book Mahavamsa ????
      Human race always respect burial places only in this cursed country burial places of Tamils bulldozed by Sinhala cardboard army and later they played football here.
      Even barbarians will not do this.
      This is another War Crime.
      Over to you carrot brain Chompa.
      You ..your father..grand father all are responsible for the creation of LTTE.
      CHOLAS were not cowards like you Sinhalese once they have ruled most of South East Asian countries even today their ruins are there to see.
      CHOLAS were the first people who have had the biggest navy in the world at that time.
      Mahavamsa comic book certainly hides facts about Tamils.
      Same descendants of Cholas here made your cardboard army pissed over 30 years.
      Cheers

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        Cholan the chola
        Entire Sri Lanka is a burial place of our ancestors who gave their lives to protect the country, first from sea pirates of South Indian origin and various other Asian countries, Cholas, Cheras, Kallathonis, Portuguese, Dutch, British and finally Tamil terrorists.
        Your so called Chola dynasty existed only between 850 to 1200 CE in South India starting from Vijayalaya and ending from Rajendra.
        What a short period for a brutal dynasty whose men destroyed cities, Buddhist temples and massacred men, women and children in Lanka same as your Chola descendants of LTTE terrorists who you seem to be proud of.
        Chola never ruled the entire Lanka. They existed in Lanka only between 993 – 1070. Sri Lankan King had a good rapport with Pandyans who were arch enemies of Chola. Once our King had sent an invading army to South India to help Pandya King to fight against Chola, but the Pandya King was defeated and fled to Lanka with the royal emblem. Chola invaded Anuradhapura to get the Pandyan royal emblem. Then they moved to Polonnaruwa to evade attacks from Sinhalese Kings of Ruhuna and when they were chased from Polonnaruwa, they went to Jaffna.
        Hinduism flourished in Lanka only during short Chola invasion which saw to the destruction of Buddhist temples and converting them to Hindu Kovils.

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          I am very sorry that they could not achieve it 100%. What a short period for a brutal dynasty whose men destroyed cities, Buddhist temples

          Champi, that is my worry.Let us complete what the pandyans started.

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        Cholan,
        Demalu are jelous of Mahawansa because they do not have anything like that to show that they have a history in Sinhale. Tamils in Tamil Nadu have a history but Demalu are not real Tamils. They are a hotchpotch of Dravidians who invaded this country and slaves brought by colonial barbarians. So Sinhalayo coined the term ‘Demala’.
        According to Jane Russel “The Ceylon Tamils had no written document on the lines of the Mahavamsa to authenticate their singular and separate historical authority in Sri Lanka, a fact which Ceylon Tamil communalists found very irksome”. (Russel, Jane: Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution, Tisara Prakasakayo, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, 1982. p.131)

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    Sri Lankan armed forces killed or annihilated LTTE Terrorists and LTTE Terrorists killed Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and all civillians in Sri Lanka in their quest for Tamil Elam.

    It is surprising that Native/Kala/Angoda Veddah, Gnana and other Tamil Diaspora in these forums cannot understand it possibly because their brains may be located somewhere else in the body.

    Similarly, Native/Kala/Angoda veddah may have gone to hell to meet so called sun god Prabhakaram mlechaya inquire about LTTE IDEOLOGY.

    Anybody or group or party carries the activities of LTTE TYPE or try to break the country by bringing new constitution in the future will get the same fate as LTTE without doubt and make no mistake about it.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      “Sri Lankan armed forces killed or annihilated LTTE Terrorists and LTTE Terrorists killed Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and all civillians in Sri Lanka in their quest for Tamil Elam.”

      Actually Sri Lankan armed forces killed innocent Sinhalese, Buddhists, Christians, Tamils, Hindus, Muslims, ……………………. from 5th April 1971 to January 2019.

      What is LTTE IDEOLOGY?

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        Native Vedda

        Correction! Our brave armed forces started the killing game from the early fifties, through the sixties…..and, YES, their big chance came immediately after 5th April.

        Further, whenever the subject of officers like Our very modern Major General come up, I cannot help but recall that this man is an officer in an army that supplied the UN with peacekeepers. These men chose to practice their carnal drills on underage children in Haiti. These Sri Lankan soldiers shafted minors nearly every night. Most of these men were deported to SL and many did not face justice (like our Raniviru Major General).

        Sri Lanka is getting an international reputation for turning a blind eye to every kind of criminal activity from sub-judicial murder to child exploitation, and everything in between.

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          Spring Koha

          Are you saying our general has a penchant for children?
          I thought he eats babies for breakfast.

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        Iam with you native!

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      @ Nimal Tissa Wijeyatunga

      Are you expecting SL Tamils will always like to live under your Modayas command?
      Want them to kowtow to Sinhala Modayas.
      Today SL Tamils are living all over the world and active in local politics.
      Maybe you all like to live under Chinese forever….if you do anything against them their gun will talk.
      Do you still believe that your cardboard Sinhala army silenced Tigers he he he ?
      Your cardboard army was pissing over 30 years when they heard the name Tigers.
      Soon Tamils are going to see Modayas follow Chinese army command shutting up and down.
      Tamils taught an unforgettable lesson to the poverty Indian army so-called 4th largest in the world hehe he tomorrow if there is another invasion how many Sinhalese are ready to fight?
      Cheers

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        Cholan,
        “Today SL Tamils are living all over the world and active in local politics.”
        Some who are good in licking the a*s of White guys are doing well but a large majority do menial jobs for white guys. When Demalu go to “Whiteland’, they foget the word ‘Discrimination’. When white kids in UK say ‘Paki Go Home’, they run away instead of challenging them

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      Nimal,

      This is why I always say we should not have stopped until the last minority person was eliminated from Mother Lanka.
      People say the Tamil war ended on the 9th of May 2009. To me it is far from over. And it won’t be over until every anti-Sinhalese dog is hunted down.

      Fellas like Native Veddha are the Colombo based terrorists that needs to be targeted next. No matter where the terrorist lives, the Sinhalese people always have the medication for Mad Dogs like him.

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        Colombo Telegraph you should monitor these comments to make sure racist comments like this are deleted. We do not need hate filled trolls spewing poison in our websites.

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        Shamal Perera: Does that Rtd mean Retarded?

        I dont think you seen a war let alone been to one. Those who have been to wars are the ones opposed to repetition of them the most. I know Major General Shavendra Silva will fight with the same vigor any other war for his flag, but also I know he will do everything within the rules of his uniform to avoid another one from breaking out.

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    Sirisena is now on a vengeance mode:
    Hisbulla as Governor Eastern Province with his seat at Trinco.
    He thinks Sampanthan has been taught a Lesson for challenging his october 26th trumps which went awry!
    Shavendra Silva has been appointed to teach Sarath Fonseka a lesson for the things that he had said about him in recent times.The List will go on…….

    We have a TIT-FOR-TAT Head of State!

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      @ Nimal Tissa Wijeyatunga

      Are you expecting SL Tamils will always like to live under your Modayas command?
      Want them to kowtow to Sinhala Modayas.
      Today SL Tamils are living all over the world and active in local politics.
      Maybe you all like to live under Chinese forever….if you do anything against them their gun will talk.
      Do you still believe that your cardboard Sinhala army silenced Tigers he he he ?
      Your cardboard army was pissing over 30 years when they heard the name Tigers.
      Soon Tamils are going to see Modayas follow Chinese army command shutting up and down.
      Tamils taught an unforgettable lesson to the poverty Indian army so-called 4th largest in the world hehe he tomorrow if there is another invasion how many Sinhalese are ready to fight?
      Cheers

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      Apparently people overheard Sirisena stating ” I appointed Hisbulla a well know Islamic fanatic who has openly admitted to destroying Hindu temples , as the governor of eastern province , where Tamils and not Muslims are still the largest community , to teach the TNA and the Tamils a lesson for not supporting me . Hisbulla has been promoting hatred against the eastern Tamils until recently . Now the chief minister and the governor of the Tamil Hindu east are both Muslims, one an Islamic fanatic and who has destroyed Hindu temples. Tamils are deliberately being marginalised and their home land in the east both by these newly arrived Sinhalese and Muslims. Sinhalese do not allow Muslims to come up in their own areas and even commit violence on them but gang up with them in the Tamil areas to supress and marginalise Tamils in their own areas.

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        Rohan,
        “Tamils are deliberately being marginalised and their home land in the east both by these newly arrived Sinhalese and Muslims.”
        What bloody ‘Homeland’ for the decendants of slaves in Sinhale. Your Sun God Malapaharan took land and property belonged to Sinhala people in the Eastern part of the country and collected rent from them. So, blame Malapaharan. Muslims did not grab land from Demalu.

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          Eagle Blind There is enough archeological evidence to prove that the Tamils have also lived outside the North & East (even in down South) but there is NO evidence what so ever to prove that the Sinhalese lived in the North & East. The census of Ceylon conducted in 1881 also indicates that the two Tamil provinces were inhabited almost exclusively by Tamils in the late nineteenth century (Census of Ceylon, 1881). The Sinhalese population constituted only 1.8% of the total population of the two Tamil provinces in 1881; Sinhalese accounted for only 0.51% of the total population of the Northern Province, and 4.2% of the Eastern Province. Let me also mention that in the recorded history of Sri Lanka and the epigraphic evidence found till today, nowhere it mentioned that there was a mass influx/settlement of Tamils from South India to the North & East of Sri Lanka or there was a mass exodus of Sinhalese from the North and East to the South. In other words, that all the Sinhalese living in the North & East simply pack their bags and went to the South leaving all their lands to the newly arrived Tamils without any protest? Most of the Sinhalese have their ancestral native place name also as a part of their name, known as Vasagama. Is there any Sinhalese person from any part of Sri Lanka who can come out and say that his Vasagama is a name from any part of North or East? Even those Sinhalese who are living in the North and East today were colonized after 1948 by DS Senanayake

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          . The so called Sinhala history scholars will never fail to say that the East was under the Kandyan Kingdom. It is true that some parts of the Eastern province came under the Kandyan Kingdom from time to time but it makes no difference to the Tamil position in regard to the inhabitancy of the Eastern province. The Tamils would have had and yet have no objection what so ever to the benevolent and accommodating rule of the Kandyan kings whether they were Kalinga Pandian or Nayakkar, and see no inconsistency in the Tamil claim to the Eastern province even under the Kandyan rule. The eastern Tamils regarded these as Hindu Tamils, that they really were and Sinhalese. On the other hand, I have never come across a Sinhala person or family that claimed an Eastern province habitancy or origin. If you speak to the Sinhalese living in the Eastern province, each one of them will say that their grandfather or great grandfather is from the South where as there are any number of Tamils who hail from the East and proudly proclaim their habitancy

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          The early foreign traders from Arabia, Persia, Rome, China and so on called Sri Lanka by many different names but NONE of them mentioned about a Sinhala or Tamil Kingdom because the Northern Kingdom of Anuradapura/Polonnaruwa were ruled alternatively by either a Naga King or a Damila King or by others. Only from around 10th to 13th CAD, the Buddhists (Sinhalese) moved from the Northern Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdom to the South (Kotte/Kandy and many other kingdoms) while the Hindus (Tamils) moved from Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdom to the North East (Jaffna Kingdom and Vanni Chiefdoms). The Tamil Kingdom in the North (Jaffna kingdom) and the Sinhala Kingdoms in the South (Kotte, Kandy, etc) came into existence only after 13th CAD (after Anuradapura/Polonnwara kingdoms). Even the Sinhala biased archeologist/researcher Dr. Senarat Paranavithana says, the vast majority of the people who today speak Sinhalese or Tamil must be ultimately be descended from those aItutochthonous people of whom we know next to nothing.
          It is arrogance if the Sinhalese tell the Tamils of North East who have roots in Sri Lanka from the ancient Anuradhapura/Polonuwara period that they have no homeland in Sri Lanka and go back to Tamil Nadu if you cannot accept Sinhala-Buddhist language, religion and culture as the significant culture of Sri Lanka including the Tamil NorthEast.

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    Chief of Staff General Shavendra Silva, Excellent appointment. Hope that he will end up as the Commander idc. Beware the packs of terrorists in camouflage crowding into this website as bloggers. Time to clear out the remaining murderous scum that held the nation to ransom for 30-years. We need a few more of these gallant officers as protectors of the nation.

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    Native/Kala/Angoda Veddah,

    Have you gone to the hell to meet so called sun god and terrorists leader Prabhakaran to inquire about LTTE ideology?
    If not , go and meet him there or you may be going there soon.

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    Congratulations to Major General Shavendra Silva!!!

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      Retarded …………

      Are you looking for job?
      He has a spit polish boy who is taking care of his every need, including carrying his b***s.
      You are too old and retarded.
      My advice to you stay put at home and clean your dandruff off your shoulders, shirt, …….. If you are bored scratch your b***s.

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    how many of so-called human rights activists were hiding in Colombo or overseas when demon Pribharan was protecting human rights of ordinary peace-loving Tamils and their children playing with machine guns in hand wearing cyanide necklace. :) they must get well paid by Pribharns criminal enterprise which still alive and spinning money wants to create mayhem again in the country. It is good brave Shavendra Silva become chief of staff and I wish him every success and become Commander of the army to wipe out residual racist elements rearing head again locally and internationally

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    The one true problem of the Tamil people. No country to call their own. You can’t own Sri Lanka. But you can live in it. Let’s all live in harmony. Keep away your foolish aspirations.

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    Very responsible solider,who fought against LTTE from beginning to end, He fought for national security while risking life of his as well as soldiers under him. terrorist used all sort of dirty tactics,from suicide bombing ,use of chemical weapons child soldiers so on, he fought use under government authority using weapons provided by the government,who perished were who got arms against the democratically appoint government, so some one like it or not general’s problem

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    Native Veddah/Thala Veddah/Kala Veddah/Angoda Veddah,

    Are you still here? How could it be as you are supposed to meet Prabhakaran in the hell to inquire about LTTE ideology?

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      I am very much here waiting for my vehicle which hopefully will take me to Nibbana.
      Unlike your kallathonies ancestors you need special passports and visas to get to Nibbana. I doubt you will get both.

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        Native.Thala/kala/angoda Veddah,

        You cannot meet so called sun god terrorist Prabhakaran in Nibbana as you need to go to the hell to inquire about LTTE ideology.

        In the 50s, 60s and 70s Kallathonies have come to sri Lanka by braving the high sees to seek greener pastures from Tamilnadu and most of them are doing collecting of old Bottles and old paper and later on started Thosai kade. You may be one of them.

        Others brought by Dutch from Tamilnadu to work as slaves in Tobacco cultivation and British brought to work as slaves in tea plantation. You may be one of them as well.

        Others have come as smugglers as same as these days bringing Kerala ganja and some section have captured during invasions during Elara, Kalinga maga and there are plunderers during invasions. You may be one of them as well.

        Therefore, no any archeological findings for ancient tamil settlements or any artefacts were found to-date anywhere in Sri Lanka to claim any area as homeland or any other.

        In view of this, any claim for homeland, elam, federal state will be annihilated as any problems will be solved by economic empowerment only which is applicable to all sri lankans.

        We as Buddhist will perform maithri bavana always up until somebody or party or group tries to challenge the very fabrication of the country, which is unitary Sri Lanka.

        Similarly, we are well aware that Tamil masses never ever demands these non-existing problems and whimsical, fanciful and unrealistic solutions as it is only by mentally retarded persons like you, Tamil Diaspora and mainly Vellalas.

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    Native.Thala/kala/angoda Veddah,

    You cannot meet so called sun god terrorist Prabhakaran in Nibbana as you need to go to the hell to inquire about LTTE ideology.

    In the 50s, 60s and 70s Kallathonies have come to sri Lanka by braving the high sees to seek greener pastures from Tamilnadu and most of them are doing collecting of old Bottles and old paper and later on started Thosai kade. You may be one of them.

    Cholan,

    If you like or not, this is Sri Lanka and its majority is Sinhalese as a race and Buddhism as the majority religion and therefore its culture, customs, traditions are align with that. Ho do you ant to live is your decision and any challenge will be annihilated. Very simple.

    Others brought by Dutch from Tamilnadu to work as slaves in Tobacco cultivation and British brought to work as slaves in tea plantation. You may be one of them as well.

    Others have come as smugglers as same as these days bringing Kerala ganja and some section have captured during invasions during Elara, Kalinga maga and there are plunderers during invasions. You may be one of them as well.

    Therefore, no any archeological findings for ancient tamil settlements or any artefacts were found to-date anywhere in Sri Lanka to claim any area as homeland or any other.

    In view of this, any claim for homeland, elam, federal state will be annihilated as any problems will be solved by economic empowerment only which is applicable to all sri lankans.

    We as Buddhist will perform maithri bavana always up until somebody or party or group tries to challenge the very fabrication of the country, which is unitary Sri Lanka.

    Similarly, we are well aware that Tamil masses never ever demands these non-existing problems and whimsical, fanciful and unrealistic solutions as it is only by mentally retarded persons like you, Tamil Diaspora and mainly Vellalas.

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    is there anyway to report this bullshit page…

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    It is sad that Sri Lankans think that humans like Prabakaran, Shavendra , Fonseka , MR, Gota or Ranil MS are hero’s or people to be admired . Do we not deserve better leaders? Where have all the good men and women gone?

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