17 June, 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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    It is very sad the way SL is going?
    We need to impeach the President before he brings more disaster to our country.The person who has been incriminated in war crimes gets to be in any job.

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      What are the differences between alleged, incriminated, accused… I honestly do not know.

      But I know they all are at variance to being found “guilty of”. Until a man is proven guilty, he is innocent and this officer has the right to hold any title or office in my country.

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        Janaka

        That is why the SL govt. is not investigating the international allegations & remain ‘innocent’. If he is really innocent of any crime, why is he not volunteering to come before any international war crimes tribunal to clear his name?

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          “Major General Shavendra Silva is a Hero as he is one of the Many generals responsible for annihilating LTTE TERRORIST”

          This is a self-propelled myth to placate the fickle collective “Sinhalese” ego.

          The LTTE already was a spent force when they got beat ………. after 30 years the world had changed on them.

          We couldn’t beat the LTTE for 30 years because of our sheer incompetence. Can a people who can’t govern competently fight a war competently?

          What is the rational logic that points to a people who has shown nothing but monumental incompetence in governance all of a sudden magically finding competence to fight a war?

          The LTTE was miniscule in numbers in comparison to the SL forces and inferior/disadvantaged in every measurable criteria except in tactics and intelligence. They outwitted the goodhearted – in most cases – but gullible and stupid “Sinhalese” at every turn.

          We beat the JVP easily ……….. because the JVP was Sinhalese and equally stupid ……. The JVP had the inherent Sinhalese stupidity.

          I don’t want the country to be divided – especially India’s ulterior motives; India is not a ever-present danger but the threat of India turning into a threat is ever-present – but I admire the way the “Tamils” fought and am proud because they are Sri Lankans. At last at least some Lankans showed real competence in something ………. other than the usual self-congratulatory foolish-pride egotistical claptrap.

          I don’t give a fig for any side’s myths …….. just only the truth. ……… I’m a realist; an ultra-realist ………. that’s why I’m the master of my own fate …….. and don’t depend on any human/politician/”hero” to give me anything (only to themselves) ……. I know the breed; only too well …… and so should you ………

          Then if ye wanna believe in daily fairytales ……… be my guest.

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            nimal fernando

            “What is the rational logic that points to a people who has shown nothing but monumental incompetence in governance all of a sudden magically finding competence to fight a war?”

            Suddenly one early morning in Jan 2005 Hindians decided stand shoulder to shoulder with Chandrika for the purpose of eliminating or wiping off terrorism from this little island.
            Before Hindians, VP had already decided not only to finish off LTTE and other “Tamil Patriots” but also the Tamils to pay a huge price for being stupid Tamils.

            It is exactly what the Sinhala/Buddhists have been doing to rest of the people.

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              “Hindians”

              Oh c’mon Native!

              The Indians are worse fighters than the Lankans! Just the sheer numbers; billions.

              The 4000 – 5000 LTTE ran circles around them.

              The IPKF fared worse than the SLA.

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                nimal fernando

                “The 4000 – 5000 LTTE ran circles around them.”

                I read somewhere Thalaivar (leader) Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan loved Clint Eastwood and learned to use gun by watching his films, mostly his cowboy films.

                He must have picked one or two things from cowboys and Indian movies, Indians attacking covered wagons by circling them.

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          Raj: Nowhere in the world judicial practice provides for people to prove their own guilt. This Sri Lankan man became a soldier and fought a war in the name of its flag. And won. He does not have to prove or disprove anything. If someone else thinks he has something to answer for, let that be someone else’s burden. Not his. In the meantime, just like all his brothers in arms, he is fit enough to be the president under the flag he fought for.

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            Janaka

            You don’t prove your own guilt. You prove your innocence. The armed forces of a democratic country needs to be disciplined. That is the difference between terrorists & the legitimate security forces of a country.

            If someone accuses me of any wrong doing in my job, it is up to my employer to investigate & I would prefer to clear my name rather than living in the shadow of being guilty of a crime for which I am not responsible.

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            Janaka from Matara

            “Raj: Nowhere in the world judicial practice provides for people to prove their own guilt. “

            Not that I know of. However I know wise people in South Africa established a structure that is known as Truth and Reconciliation Commission where war criminals, ………….. confessed to what they did during the war including members of ANC, Communist party, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), police, armed forces, …
            Later this idea was copied and replicated by other countries.

            You should fact check before you start blabbering.

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            Then there will be two flags – as simple as that

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          Raj,

          Prabhakaran was summoned by the Colombo High Court in 2008 over the murder of Lakshman Kadirgamar. Why didn’t he come forward to clear his name?

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            That was because he was guilty. I rest my case.

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            Keynes!

            “Why didn’t he come forward to clear his name?”

            Perhaps VP thought he was innocent. Had he come he would have suffered a huge miscarriage of justice. Did he receive summons to attend court in the first place?

            Why hadn’t the court summon Dr Mahinda?

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          Raj
          Why should he “volunteer” for something he is not guilty of?
          Which international war crimes tribunal accused Shavendra or any other military officer of war crimes?
          And what really are war crimes?
          Name any UN Charter which says “defeating terrorism is a war crime.”
          “International allegations?” What international allegations are you talking about?
          Tell me, under what Charter SL government should investigate such allegations, if any.
          Show me any UN convention or charter which coerce any country to punish any military officer FOR DEFEATING TERRORISTS.
          Since its inception in 1945, even after 74 years, the United Nations has failed to even have a proper definition for “terrorism.”
          UN Charters are outdated. They should have addressed the terrorism issue long time ago with stringent laws prohibiting powerful countries from supporting, funding and nurturing terrorist outfits.

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            Champass ……………….

            Could you tell us which parallel universe were you living all these years.

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              Native,

              dont them serious when they are coming from Champa. We perfectly know who he/she is upto. She would do anything to please AND protect Rajaakshe ballige puthas.

              :

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            Stupid Champass

            Don’t be silly like little stupid kid.
            Go visit various documents available in
            http://www.ohchr.org regarding continuing investigation by UN – Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) page 245 onwards.

            Do you think you are smart enough to tire those people who are keen on unearthing truth by dragging them through your stupid questions? You should be looking for the information by yourself independently of others and argue what is right, wrong, …………and truth?

            If you thought you are a grown up please behave like one.

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            @ Chompa the Dope lover

            Everyday bones are being excavated in Mannar and Puttalam… especially near TAMIL villages this is alone enough to nail your Cardboard General and Grama Sevaka.

            North-East is another story.

            Israel is still hunting for Nazi criminals do you know?

            Cheers

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            Champa

            Obviously you have a ‘frog in the well’ syndrome & such things as human rights & justice in this 21st century is beyond your tiny mind.
            The failings of the UN or out dated Charters are not in question but it is about how an officer of the security forces of a democratic country should conduct himself. You may not have heard of Field Marshal Rommel of the German Army in the second war but he was respected by the British & the allies because of his true leadership in battle. It is officers like that who is the pride of a country, not vigilantes.

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        Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
        Prov. The associates of public figures must not even be suspected of wrongdoing. (The ancient Roman Julius Caesar is supposed to have said this when asked why he divorced his wife, Pompeia. Because she was suspected of some wrongdoing, he could not associate with her anymore.) Jill: I don’t think the mayor is trustworthy; his brother was charged with embezzlement. Jane: But the charges were never proved. Jill: That doesn’t matter. Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. When the newspapers reported the rumor that the lieutenant governor had failed to pay his taxes, the governor forced him to resign, saying, “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.”

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        Naman
        Really, what is so sad? Ending terrorism?
        Which person has been incriminated in war crimes, idiot?
        Name one Tri Forces officer who had been “incriminated in war crimes” for defeating terrorists.

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          @ Chompa
          Sinhalese cardboard forces would have never ever silenced LTTE alone.
          Modaya army was pissing over 30 years.
          Only after 134 countries came to help they managed to ignore all rules and regulations of war. This is a punishable crime but your carrot brain will not understand.
          FAKE–BORROWED–VICTORY is being celebrated by modayas.
          UN wheel moves slowly.
          He He He for modayas Tigers are terrorists but JVP were extremists.
          This appointment is a slap to Tamils who helped this niladari to become President.
          Tamils should not vote for a Sinhala Presidential candidate in the future.
          Chompa do you know what happened to ex-Yugoslavia President and his generals at ICC?
          Cheers

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          Champa the ……………..

          “Really, what is so sad? Ending terrorism?”

          -No, ending terrorism is not sad, but ending innocent people’s life, maiming them, …. was and is sad.
          Come again who ended terrorism in this island, and how?
          The war criminals obliged your pimp by carpet bombing and shelling the innocent.

          “Name one Tri Forces officer who had been “incriminated in war crimes” for defeating terrorists.”

          Hopper Sirisena would not allow ranavirus being charged with corruption, abductions, ……………. leave alone for war crimes.

          Did you know three commissions that investigated 30,000 cases of forced disappearance of people between 1987 and 1989 identified. Now could you tell us what happened to those reports and what actions did the state/government take against the suspects?

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

      He seem to have a lot of experience in war crimes. So, for future operations involving war crimes he is quite suitable. Is Sirisena, planning war crimes, just like the illegal and unconstitutional coup he did with Mahinda on the 26th of October, in case he loses the Presidential elections?

      He is greedy of a second term.

      It is best to abolish the presidential system, which allows madman to be president. The parliament should approve the 20A, and put an end to this madness created by the mad and egocentric JR.

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        Amarasiri
        War crimes are crimes against humanity such as;
        a) massacring innocent people for no reason by terrorists (eg: megalomaniac Prabhakaran the barbarian sun god,)
        b) massacring Sinhalese civilians by colonial rulers (eg: Governor Robert Brownrigg the butcher of Uva-Wellassa,) or
        c) massacring innocent civilians by aerial bombardment of west asia (eg: George W Bush Jr. the American egomaniac.)

        Protecting one’s country by fighting against terrorists with life does not consider as war crimes. It is duty. Every military officer is bound by law to protect his country. And our military went beyond the usual call of duty by willingly sacrificing their lives, legs and limbs to defeat terrorism.
        Our military is the first in the world to carry out a humanitarian operation to salvage civilians who were held as a human shield by blood thirsty terrorists.
        Only the insane can call it a war crime.

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          @ Chompa

          Any writing after smoking ganja.

          So what happened in Mullaitivu after Sinhala cardboard army was there by definition?

          Where are the Surrendered Tamils to Sinhala cardboard army?

          Nobody accepts your definitions Chompa.

          People who have watched Slodaven Milavic ICC talk know very well what is the massacre
          Niladari not only now in trap himself but also his new General.
          Modaya brain parades his ignorance here.

          Cheers

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          Champa,
          You are wasting your time trying to explain what is ‘War Crime’ to these two legged brainless donkeys.

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      He is (one of the five) greatest heroes in Sri Lankan modern history. Those five commanders annihilated the mlechcha monster Parakaharan and his infrastructure, despite the inefficient, mad womaniser Fonseka on top, and vanished during the critical final battle.

      The country knows of the personal sacrifices Shavendra made for the country and its defence and no post is too high for a patriot like him.

      You can ask sucking Tamil-Muslim woman Suka to keep sucking. You, ungrateful bastard can ‘namila’ join.

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        Hey AH your so called heros won the war only with the support of 22 countries .. India China Pakistan Russia USA and not to mention Israel to name a few .. if not for their full involvement your drug fueled rapists and murderers will still be holed up in a corner or finished off by now.. remember Katunayake attack and Anuradapura Airforce attacks .. that’s how the tigers were.. you can call the terrorists or murderers
        . But the truth of the matter is they are one of the best in the world and were destroyed by treachery and 22 other countries and your criminal soldiers played a part that’s all.. you all showed what you were capable of doing in 1977 and 1983.. just pure monsters with no soul

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          Mike
          Ha ha ha….. It is difficult to swallow the pain of losing your Sun God, hey?
          Oh, yeah, they were the “best bloodthirsty terrorists” in the world which had its own Army, Navy and Air force THANKS TO THE CONSTANT TRAINING, FUNDING AND FREE FLOW OF SOPHISTICATED ARMS, AMMUNITION and COMMUNICATING DEVICES PROVIDED BY India, US, UK, South Africa, Sweden and Norway.
          Katunayake airport attack was carried out by 14 SUICIDE COMMANDOS.
          Anuradhapura air force base attack was carried out by 21 SUICIDE COMMANDOS.
          They all were killed. LTTE had to us 35 SUICIDE cadre for 2 attacks. Do you still think they were the best?
          Defeating the Most Ruthless Terrorist Outfit in the world is a personal achievement by our valiant soldiers.
          On a separate matter, if you visit Sri Lanka, you should be arrested at the airport for glorifying barbaric LTTE outfit.

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        Well said Ranga,

        These Tamil are smarting from Defeat.

        He is another great product of great Wijaya Wimalaratne of Gajaba regiment.

        Shavendra made great sacrifices along with Kamal Gunaratne, Jagath Dias, Sathyapriya Liyanage and many others.

        Shavendra was seriously injured during operation liberation in wadamarachchi.

        You deserve this position sir, we salute you.

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          You realize that HE was accused of slaughtering thousands of TAMIL civilians, so they have good reason to be smarting. If these were Sinhalese civilians who were missing, you will have a different tune.

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            nimal
            Slaughtering thousands of Tamil civilians? Yeah, he was ” erroneously accused” for something done by Prabhakaran.
            Prove your allegation. Bring the family members of those you claim as “slaughtered” and tell them to talk. Then you will see that all those who were killed at the battle were forcibly-recruited-youth converted-terrorists who were used as scapegoats to protect Prabhakran and his top guerrilla commanders.
            Prabhakaran tried to escape after deliberately engaged his cadre including child soldiers in a battle which could never win and forcing the suicide cadre to blast themselves in his honour.
            Interestingly, the Sun God didn’t have the guts to swallow the cyanide capsule which he even tied around the necks of child soldiers forcing them to choose death over escape or arrest.
            .
            All SO CALLED missing Tamils are living overseas.
            The United Nations should first tell India, South Africa, Australia and western countries to provide migration statistics of Tamils from Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2010.
            Then the world can see how many Tamils living abroad are “missing or slaughtered in Sri Lanka.” That way your “allegation of slaughtering” can easily be proved as fabricated.

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              That is MR/Sirisena government propaganda. You must be not very intelligent to realize many of these people who were slaughtered were poor, and it must be magic that they can all go abroad.

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          ravi perera
          The Sinhala Speaking Demela

          We understand why you need to be a vociferous supporter of the war criminals, otherwise you could not fit in with Sinhala/Buddhist fascists especially with your Kallathonie descent.

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            Thala veddo,

            Great piece of entertainment as usual

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              ravi perera
              The Sinhala Speaking Demela

              Thanks
              Mind you it’s free.

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        Ranga Weerakoon

        “He is (one of the five) greatest heroes in Sri Lankan modern history. “

        Dr Mahinda thinks otherwise.
        VP was his only hero/god for winning him two elections, one war, making his Mahindawamsa and cronies very rich and eventually surrendering to the war criminals.

        Now look at Dr Mahinda and his wamsa, couldn’t win an election, even resorting to plots, shenanigan, coup, …………. don’t seem to work.

        Dr Mahinda misses VP very much.

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      Shavendra is a super egoistic individual with a king-size ego. Like his erstwhile superior Fonseka, this man clearly believes they are both the greatest thing that happened to warfare in the modern world since the days of Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower of WW2 fame. There was the story he tried to force his “army influence” on officials of the Thomian (Mount Lavinia) OBA in the Hills to make him their President whereas he was not an ex-Thomian. He is said to be from a St. Thomas’s school in the hill-country with no connection to the Mt. Lavinia school. There was also the report he was recently involved in a brawl with some of his ruffian friends while dining in a Colombo 5-star hotel shouting, fully drunk, he was a war hero. Besides, what about the near miss Miss Rambukwella had in the
      SL Consulate in New York.

      Such an uncultured beast as Chief of Staff of our Army??? Has SLA ever heard of the compliment An Officer and Gentleman?

      Kettikaran

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        Kettikaran,

        You sound as if you are jealous of him. LOL

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        Kettikaran
        “Such an uncultured beast as Chief of Staff of our Army???” Your Army? Your Army? Man, your one-beast Army was drowned in Nanthikadal lagoon on May 18, 2009.
        Both Fonseka and Shavendra are deserved to have not king size, but ace size egos for defeating the most ruthless terrorist outfit at the time.
        Name any other military officers in the world, other than in the Sri Lankan Army, who can claim that?

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          @Chompa

          What happened to TAMILS by this Sinhala Card Board army is well recorded locally and internationally.

          No worries next stop ICC for your General and many others will follow.

          Tamils are asking where are their kith and kin who went with white flag surrendered to Sinhala cardboard army …full stop.

          Cheers

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          Champa, my man

          What have you got to say of the performance of our (Sinhala) army men sometime back functioning under the label of UN Peace Keepers in Haiti in the Caribbean. They were caught for group
          rape and sex-offences during the performance of their duties. Sri Lanka suffered the indignity of being asked to take all of them, en bloc, back. UN officials have taken note of the atavistic nature of
          Sinhalese army officers. Here I must add that many of our officers maintain a better record. However, there are many, like Shavendra Silva, who are incorrigible and against whom there can be many charges of gross human rights. By the way, do you know that Wars are fought today under universally respected rules (e.g. the Warsaw Convention) Sri Lanka is a signatory to all of them although the wimp Ranil goes around claiming because he did not sign the Rome Treaty our criminals in uniform have nothing to worry.

          Kettikaran

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            Kettikaran

            “Champa, my man”

            I am sorry, Champa is windbag Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa’s women.

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          Champa

          Are you a chimp as the name you have chosen almost suggests. Does it come to you as some sort of surprise that the main political grouping of the Tamil Nation has recently abandoned the just demand for a Separate State. Sri Lanka, however, in its current geo-physical disfigured and divided shape is the home of Tamils too. It is pseudo-Sinhala Buddhist based politics that has brought the country to this level from the 1950s. Never mind the reality of its politically and economically self-inflicted pain.

          Happily, there remains the chance of hope in the future if the Sinhala Nation sincerely cooperates with its Tamil counterpart to rebuild the virtually destroyed country. Men of vision like the late
          Ven. Madulwewe Sobita Thero came round to this view after many decades of anti-Tamil prejudice is something you will not fail to notice.

          Kettikaran

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      Naman
      Srilanka has become a failed state, or rogue state.
      Maithripala should deserve the Gadaffi style punishment.
      Mahinda Should deserve Saddam style punishment.
      Ranil should deserve life in prison for protecting and shielding all the war criminals and fraudsters.

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        Very true.
        I like your pseudonym

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        Shenali Baduge

        No violence please I am Vedda, a Native Vedda.
        Can we not set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to facilitate confessions of all war crimes and crimes against humanity, ……………………….. eventually through a process pardon them for truth telling and imprison others for not telling truth, ….. ?

        Think if you can.

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      It is very sad the way SL is going?

      why?

      Buddhism is given the foremost place in the constitution…and Sinhala Politicians ramble on about this at every opportunity of public gathering

      Sinhala language is given the foremost place in the constitution…and Sinhala Politicians ramble on about this at every opportunity of public gathering

      Every full moon is a Poya day holiday

      Elaborate blessing rituals are conducted by the Sri Lanka Sinhalese Buddhist Monks for every minor state functions and broadcast over the TV to keep the Sinhala peasants happy

      reference to Tamil Terrorism and we will not divide the country is preached as a sermon at every opportunity by the Sinhala politicians

      come on Naman this is a beautiful country

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      We unpers as idiots talking unnecessary matters and wasting our time and when we get a chance we are not doing any thing. In 1977- 1994 we got this country and unable to uplift this country economy at least up to 15 billion USD and per capital of less than 800 USD which is smaller economic size than somalia. So unp considered as idiots in economic management. When slfp government came to power on 2005 they got only 20 billion USD economy and 1000 USD per capital and mahindas slfp government made and architecture this economy in to huge 80 billion USD business economy and 3800 USD per capital with in ten years and they brought 1690 million USD foreign direct investment. Made the entire infrastructure and urban development and that is why slfp considered as master brains in economic management and architects of business capital economy while unp considered as idiots in economic management , is unp has the economic performance record like slfp. Then again unp came in 2015 again and now on their way to make the srilanka as Ethiopia again. The top stock market in the world once during slfp rule show a poorest in Asia only recorded rs 48 million turn over last week during unp rule. What shame that unp administration Idiots giving to their supporters . see how proudly slfpers talking about their economic management performance. We unp saying pettah welanthos are their business class and the entire high business class owns by slfp and their media making joke on us . we unpers giving excuses and idiotic justification for their own failure. So in next election sajith will come and lose to gotabaya and their business class with getting only 30% vote with TNA and all small parties since unp only has 22% vote base and gotabaya win with 58%.

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      We should all be embarrassed as Sri Lankans, that someone who could be a war criminals, and who may have blood on his hands, is given such an important post, and represents this country. We have such low standards when it comes to appointments.

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      He is one of the heros of the nation.He deservrs this abd he should be the next Army commander

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        Yeah a hero with Tamil blood dripping from his filthy hands.

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        Lasitha

        “He deservrs this abd he should be the next Army commander”

        It’s already been reserved in the constitution. The president is the commander of all three forces.

        “He is one of the heros of the nation.”

        Zero spelt ZERO, not hero.

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    Are we surprised?
    It seems more an act of spite than one of reward.

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    Ranil playing the fiddle again …while Shitsena and Mahinda are consolidating their stronghold of all government apparatus…..

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    What a shitty caption for this story!

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      Why, whats wrong with the caption? Would you prefer alleged war hero Shavendra Silva Appointed Chief Of Staff Of Sri Lanka Army instead?

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        PAw DA Tamils those floating in nanthikadaal. 600 died, all Brigadiers, in one pile. that was in 2009 April.

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        Raj,

        Shavedra is a criminal for you thalayas who are smarting from defeat.
        He is a war hero to us sinhalese. What do we care about what you thalayas think of him

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          It seems the Sinhalese have low standards when it comes to appointing prominent leaders in the military. Tamils should care that their people have been massacred unnecessarily, and that there is no accountability. They deserve answers. It seems the Sinhalese find it hard to find decent, honest officials with no blood on their hands, to represent the country. Shame.

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          ravi perera
          The Sinhala Speaking Demela

          ” Shavedra is a criminal for you thalayas who are smarting from defeat.”

          A few generations ago your ancestors too were thalayas.
          Whatever masks you may be wearing now your gene will always betray you.
          By the way have you got any of your ancestor’s (Erivirrar) old spear, sword, ….. made in the workshops of South India?

          You should pass those items onto the Museums.

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            Thala veddo, not mine it is yours thalayo

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              ravi perera
              The Sinhala Speaking Demela

              “Thala veddo, not mine it is yours thalayo”

              Then you must be the third or fourth generation Konda Karava, for example Vira Konda Árachchige (origin in Erivira Pattinam Greater South India), Vira Konda Patabendige (again origin in Erivira Pattinam Greater South India), …………

              Its okay to hide your origin. I understand it.

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          Ravi Perera

          Just for your information, I am a SInhalese, born to a Buddhist family. I am known as Raj to my friends because my last name begins with those 3 letters. As for what you bigots think of me, I don’t give a monkey’s. It’s misguided or misinformed you lot that makes me ashamed to be a Sinhala Buddhist.

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        Is the present Prime minister above corruption? Tell me any of the present “democrats” including the duel citizen MP s who are above corruption! Self deceptive critique is annihilating the public as well as himself, while the politicos damage the public!

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      Bogus Dr – What is shitty is YOU!

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      You are the one who writes SHITTY articles to support the crooked Politicians. Why don’t you come back from Russia to support your favourites? Are you trying to fiddle the next elections in SL with the help of Russian hackers?

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      Dayan how about this ….a long caption ….in your own” sucking” to the Prez style…

      “The Intelligence and foresight of President Srisena is commendable in appointing Shavendra Silva as Chief Of Staff Of Sri Lanka Army”

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      Oh come, come, DJ! It says ‘alleged’ doesn’t it?

      alleged…….adjective
      said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.

      By the way, a little trivia to brighten up your winter night; who was the decorated ranaviru who bravely said
      “You pig that eats shit!!! You shit shit dirty f…..g journalist!!!”

      Wrap up well!

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      Dr Dayan Jayatilleka,,

      “What a shitty caption for this story!”

      What would you suggest?

      War Hero Field Marshall Appointed Chief Of Staff Of Sri Lanka Army?

      The Traitor, Quisling, Sevalaya, Mala-Perethaya, Paytholaya, Pachaya , who appointed a scum bag as the Ambassador to Russia, won’t even appoint the War Hero Field Marshall, as the Minister of Justice, because Sirisena, who committed an unlawful and unconstitutional coup,is a scum bag as well

      Scumbag
      Someone with no remorse, particularly when backstabbing or stealing from friends.

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      Dear Dayan, please do not try to deny the truth. He is a war criminal whether you like it or not for the murder of surrendering LTTE members and others. Did you hear that when Kamal Gunaratne applied for a visa to Australia, the High Commissioner told him that he is liable to be arrested if anyone files actions against him for war crime. Shavendra Silva was posted to UN office in New York because he could not have been posted to any country treasuring human rights. Do you know that he was given entry to USA with a condition that he cannot move out of New York and he abided by it. Let us see whether he will be able to attend any function in any one of these countries. It is you who is applying shit on your head trying to defend him.

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        Gnana,

        ” He is a war criminal whether you like it or not for the murder of surrendering LTTE members and others. “

        He is a war hero to us sinhalese. You can think what ever you want.

        “Shavendra Silva was posted to UN office in New York because he could not have been posted to any country treasuring human rights.”

        These countries that you say value human rights, let a rag tag group of shits turn into a monster. Where were they when your LTTE was murdering Sinhalese civilians. We were able to garner the help of these very same countries apart from Russia and china,to give your LTTE the final punch.

        Rajiv Gandhis ghost did all the campaigning for us.

        Now try and fix us for war crimes. It has taken almost 10 long years, still you guys have not been able to fix us. Big talk

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          ravi perera
          The Sinhala speaking Demela

          “He is a war hero to us sinhalese.”

          You are mistaken.
          Probably he is a hero to all those Mutant Sinhala/Buddhist card carrying Fascist Kallthonie converts.
          For Sinhalese he is Zero.
          For Buddhists even worse.

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            Great piece of entertainment thalayo

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              Ravi Perera, they say one man’s liberator is another man’s terrorist. This applies to Shavendra Silva also. Please remember war crimes committed in Cambodia took more than ten years to commence, long after some perpetrators had died. USA, India and west do not want to rock this government and hence they have not actively pursued it. But this cannot go on for ever and soon there will be one. Do not be cocky because no one can escape divine judgement.

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              ravi perera
              The Sinhala speaking Demela

              “Great piece of entertainment thalayo”

              Its Free Entertainment.
              Please Feel free to enjoy, …

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        Dear Dr GS Are you still exercising your freedom…after all we exchanged………sharing your thoughts are we?.

        I want meet you in person to discussant fact check……..I will then write something very personal about you to the world.

        Can we meet???? I have a lot to propose to you and your family wrt sacrifice/martyrdom /doing the right thing/justifying the rule of cohabitation………walk the talk etc. More than anything we are going to bring the Killers of my father together to the books before the Devolution.

        What is TNA take on this matter.and this article please…….please check with their/your party spokesman as they may even know COS well as our Armed forces protected the TNA from extermination to date????????????

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          This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

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          Please stop threatening me. You are black mailing me to silence me from exposing your father’s dastardly act. What you have written is a crime for which you can end up in prison. Colombo Telegraph is a decent forum which stands for truth, and people like you have no place, if you cannot accept fair criticism. What you have come out is irrelevant to the topic of discussion. If you are not prepared to behave in a decent manner please leave the forum.

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            Dear GS

            No way out from what you have written and done when I had nothing to do with you in the first place.

            We have to serve the Nation and you and me going to do that to together.

            Kindly seek advise from what we have exchanged everywhere in the CT is exactly what I want……….since you voluntarily entered into my world of expression and try to defame my Father is where all started……….then you started telling me how to be a good citizen too like Mr Canagaratnams son. I do not any of these people.

            Everything we did is in the open fully recorded. You WROTE VOLUNTARILY TO SAY LTTE KILLED MY FATHER MEANS YOU ARE A USEFUL EVIDENCE FOR THE LAW SUIT TO COME.

            Bring it on Dr GS.

            go back and read all what you wrote and explain to your family regards fair criticism not to us. once you done this let us go to Sri Lanka and file the case for my Fathers killers and you also can help my government to find out who killed all the people you said were killed by GOSL. You have evidence means you have evidence that is all…………….

            Good to hear you are talking about ‘decency’ and human dignity. Please give me your details for me to contact the security services of the country you are residing now.

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      DJ
      What is shitty about the title?
      It is appropriate to the content, which is not quite shitty.

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    Major General Shavendra Silva is a Hero as he is one of the Many generals responsible for annihilating LTTE TERRORIST and saving thousands of innocent Tamil civillians from LTTE held as Human shield in the last days of the fight against Terrorism.

    We do not abide by any resolution by UNHRC or United Nations and do whatever Tamil diaspora can, we do not bother. Another LTTE TYPE activities, we will annihilate them once again and even somebody or party brings any constitution to divide the country or federalism will be annihilated too.

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      Hey AH your so called heros won the war only with the support of 22 countries .. India China Pakistan Russia USA and not to mention Israel to name a few .. if not for their full involvement your drug fueled rapists and murderers will still be holed up in a corner or finished off by now.. remember Katunayake attack and Anuradapura Airforce attacks .. that’s how the tigers were.. you can call the terrorists or murderers
      . But the truth of the matter is they are one of the best in the world and were destroyed by treachery and 22 other countries and your criminal soldiers played a part that’s all.. you all showed what you were capable of doing in 1977 and 1983.. just pure monsters with no soul

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        Is your name Mike Hunt by any chance? Because you smell like one.

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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      “Major General Shavendra Silva is a Hero as he is one of the Many generals responsible for annihilating LTTE TERRORIST and saving thousands of innocent Tamil civillians “

      Zero is spelt ZERO, not hero.
      Major General Shavendra Silva is a Zero as he is one of the Many generals responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity and also hiding behind their women’s back or VP’s fat bum when LTTE was fighting IPKF.

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      He is the made hero to the gallery by the RAJAPAKSHE supportive media. You the kind of bone lickers would never sense it in this life. So long Rajaakshe keep on paying those black money to their propaganda units. things would not change drastically revealing the truths.
      :
      Now Sirisena has become a caricature of AMBALANGODa NATURE to his twin brother ballige putha Rajapukshe who looted this country to the core.
      .
      This Shravendra ballige putha enjoyed impunity sofar. If he violated the law, so as balige putha Raajapakshe all these men should be beheaded for the sake of good edcuated SINHALAs:
      .
      Sirisena s acts can only stay short live.
      :
      Once he scratches his back and return, he will change it again. Give us any good steps taken by BALLIGE putha Sirisena sofar ?:
      :
      As I read somewhere, SIRISENA s leadership is almost like a square peg ina round hole.

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    Getting rid of a brutal terrorist and his blood thirsty gang is war crime ? ‘Colombo Telegraph’ get your facts right.

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      Seedantha

      FYI

      War Crimes

      Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, namely, any of the following acts against persons or property protected under the provisions of the relevant Geneva Convention:

      Wilful killing
      Torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments;
      Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health;
      Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly;
      Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power;
      Wilfully depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial;
      Unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement;
      Taking of hostages.

      Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:

      From i to xxvi pershedule can be found from
      http://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/war-crimes.html

      Next time around hope you would type after fact checking the subject matter not from directly your head or elsewhere.

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    Something is brewing with MS and Mahinda

    I smell a rat

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      Gune, The rat might be climbing up your back passage! Then you will be Agune!

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        Deshapremie

        When did Dr Mahinda make a rat out of carpet bomber Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa?

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      Yes, they are planning a coup again. This time with the support of the Army. If Ranil can’t see through this, he is not fit to be Premier. Seeking international support won’t do. He will have to nip this in the bud!

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    This is a hero who contributed to save millions of people from the barbaric child killing clutches of the LTTE terrorists. These include 240,000 Tamils that were taken hostage by LTTE and used as a human shield in the last days of war. He is one of the great humanitarians, who have been a father figure to thousands of Ex LTTE carders who surrendered. He did an immense service to rehabilitate these misled youth and bring them to the society as productive people. They worship him like a god for his kind approach to the Ex. Terrorists. This is a great human being who deserve such esteemed position.

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      Udi Subasinghe

      “This is a hero who contributed to save millions of people from the barbaric child killing clutches of the LTTE terrorists. “

      Did he?
      Its a news to me.
      Can you assure this forum he was not responsible for killing innocent civilians in the North and never committed war crimes and crimes against humanity?

      Where was he between 1987 and 1991?
      What was he doing wherever he was?
      Did your hero fight the Invading Hindian IPKF and save millions of people in the North?
      I bet he was hiding behind his women folks or VP’s fat bum like many of his mates.
      By any chance you are related to him.
      If you are, could you tell him he looks like an alien from Mars in his ugly sunglasses.

      How long he had been a humanitarian, before his breakfast or after his dinner?

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      Udi, You say that you all saved 240,000 Tamils held hostage by LTTE. I have heard this before a million times, but not once from a Tamil who was saved. Truly ungrateful bastards, aren’t they!

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      “This is a hero who contributed to ….”
      He contributed by hiding in the toilet in the posh Colombo HQ ..and when the IC defeated the LTTE he came out of his closet to rape and torture innocent victims

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        rajash

        It was VP who defeated LTTE with lot of help mainly from Hindians, USA, ………..
        IC approved what war criminals did in the North without witness. IC provided war criminals the necessary cover through UN.

        War criminals were allowed to represent their respective countries at UN bodies.

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    Naman

    “It is very sad the way SL is going?”

    No its great.
    Our future generations will have the opportunity of sending a top Army General to prison for committing war crimes.

    By the way does he eat babies for breakfast?

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      “By the way does he eat babies for breakfast?”
      =
      You shit headed lansiya, it was the devilish Tiger cowards who cut open the tummies of rural women (Gonagala massacre, Ampare) before murdering them. Your stinking lansi brain is trying to distort facts like you always do. Hell awits you when you leave Arl soon.

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    The UN is the biggest international culprit, for being in favor of the worst terrorist gang in the world.

    It’s not HR body, it’s clearly a terrorists rights body.

    If the Army shot surrendering rebels, they might have positively guessed, they’re coming armed with explosives..

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      RR, there is evidence to suggest that surrendering rebels were in sri lanka army custody before they were executed. i agree with you about UN being a culprit – they failed the tamils. international community must also be held accountable for the events that took place in 2009. they expected the tamils trapped in the war zone to surrender to the enemy without any minimum guarantee, paving way for massive violations/genocide.

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      Fake revolutionist,
      “The UN is the biggest international culprit, for being in favor of the worst terrorist gang in the world.”
      Don’t write rubbish. The LTTE killed about 3000 Sinhala civilians according to official records. The Sinhala army killed about 60,000 Sinhala youth in JVP rebellions. Even in SL, the LTTE is not the biggest terrorist gang.

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        meenchchi

        Whether your figures are right or not, please find the difference between being killed & died.

        In a crossfire civilians may die

        There’s a tendency for more civilians to die when there’s a war of hide & attack,

        Pretending to be civilians when injured/caught & when dead, family members, friends, reations etc. say they’re innocent.

        What’s the meaning of this?

        Forget meenachchi, your loved ones can’t be given life back.

        Your hatred destroys you, not somebody else.

        Cultivate kindness & compassion even the soldiers, with their arms your loved ones died.

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          for you, tamil lives are just numbers, a collateral damage in your ‘just war’. they didn’t just die in crossfire, there was a calculated destruction and criminalization of a people simply because they lived under LTTE administration, or stood as a ‘threat’ to this sri lankan state. starting with embargo of food, medicine, deliberate undermining of the population trapped in the zone so that they don’t need to be accounted for, cornering them into unilaterally declared no fire zones and then bombing them indiscriminately, execution of surrendered cadres and their families, criminalizing the population that lived under the LTTE through internment and the disappearances and human rights violations that ensued. now all you can do is preach kindness and compassion to tamils. asking for justice and fighting for collective existence as a people is not hatred.

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            thamish

            There’s democracy in SL so there’s no reason for the LTTE to make armed struggle.

            The majority of this country don’t want to separate the country, it’s firm. not even PCs are deserved in this small country.

            You can’t help facing language problems when the vast majority utter one language (Sinhala).

            Security forces were fighting to give justice to people. it was mainly the Sinhalese suffering facing bomb blasts every where.

            It’s a baseless allegation that SL forces committed war crimes except possible isolated incidents.

            Even the US forces aren’t perfect.

            For the collective existence of Sinhalese & Tamils lets forget the past, dismantle PCs, forget traditional homeland for Tamils in the North (instead the whole island is homeland for Sinhalese & Tamils) etc are the required steps to be taken.

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              Real Revolutionist

              “The majority of this country don’t want to separate the country, it’s firm. not even PCs are deserved in this small country.”

              Nor do the rest of the people.
              On the other hand you don’t deserve to live in ancestral land. Therefore try elsewhere, South India, Bangladesh, Hela province of Papua New Guinea, Helsinki, …..

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          Fake revolutionist,
          “Cultivate kindness & compassion even the soldiers, with their arms your loved ones died.”
          Yes, it is obvious that your own sibling/ spouse/ child was not murdered/raped/ disappeared by your heroes. Could be because you are a Govigama. And of course you are not a Tamil either ,eh?
          It is clear that you will cry only if your own die. That day will surely dawn, my friend! Let’s see how patriotic you will be.

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    CT should stop publishing garbage like this

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      Sohan

      We the readers welcome all kinds of garbage published in CT. Therefore please do send us all your typing.
      Thanks

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    CT

    He was born in Matale and joined the Army in 1984?
    What was he doing or where was he serving between 1987 and 1991?
    How far is the Matele mass grave from his home.
    Gota did a stint as Matele Maniac. Was Shavendra his spit polish boy sorting out dead bodies?

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      You should pose all those questions to your mother. She has the details!

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    MY3 IS HOPING GET ROUND ALL FORCES VOTES IF HE GRAB THE POSITION TO CONTEST NEXT ELECTION BY MAKING THIS APPOINTMENT.But this will bring him more headache than what he hope to gain from this appointment.without realizing He is giving more room to UN HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION TO ASK MORE QUESTION FROM MY3 REGARDING WAR CRIME ALLEGATION AGAINST SHVENDRA DE SILVA.

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    My Only concern is War Criminals left another 11% of Tamils unattended. they should take over the devlopment of the country eventhough politicins are making hay out of War Crminal achievements like jailing those who worked for politicians. Arjun Mahendran like MEga thieves are still living HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
    ANOTHER STORY IS , this is an ancient story from the previous yahapalana govt. even though the UNP dislike Executive president, they have STOLEN automobiles from president’s RARTHA GAALA. One such story is is one MADDU”MA BANDARA has take a car like that, and he had sold it but not in a public auction. HE says he told Mr that he informed it to the president. I here, there are a few more ministers and MPs waiting for their turn (GODdess Kali, and God NAtha).

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    The word is ‘Alleged’. Nevertheless, why would Sirisena appoint someone like this unless he has his total loyalty in return? Is Sirisena counting on the military to keep him in the style to which his family have become accustomed? I too smell a rat. But on the other hand that may be CBK.

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      paul

      “Nevertheless, why would Sirisena appoint someone like this unless he has his total loyalty in return? “

      It is Ranils cunning idea.
      Promote a war criminal now and humiliate him later taking him to courts with all kind of charges, in the process provoking or annoying Hopper Sirisena.

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    Even LTTE accused Sinhala Army as War Criminals. So, this is complement to those who spent their service time under trees and read thr attack plans on their knees and busted LTTE. THIS IS CT IS JUST LOOKING FOR UNDUE ATTENTION BECAUSE THEIR STORIES ARE NOW BORING.

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    Loving it!

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    his 58 div breakthrough in the paranthan to pooneryn road resulted in the LTTE falling like a house of cards.The guys in muhamalai who were giving a thrashing to the army had to evacuate with boats because they would have been attacked by the 58 div from the rear from paranthan and Killinochi was now besieged from both sides north and south and had to be abandoned.A deserving post for S.S.

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    It will be too late for all these politicians (includine LTTE and other religious extremists) and war criminals to realize their fault. Now power and money can overshadow their sins. But when it comes to incurable disease like cancer no one will come to their rescue. This is history. These war criminals cannot escape the effects of Karma which will even continue on their children. Egoism will never last. Lord Buddha and Emperor Asoka realized the evil effects of sins and deviated their attention to spread non-violence. What is happening in Sri Lanka is the reverse and had Lord Buddha and Emperor Asoka been alive they would have certainly regretted over their efforts to spread Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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    Alleged war criminal to ‘Koti Diaspora’, Yasmin Hooka and White Supremacists who failed in Iraq, Syria and jelouse of Sri Lanka’s achievement but for the majority of people in Sri Lanka he is a war hero. Eliminating Demala terrorist barbarians is not a war crime. Alleged war criminals are George W.Bush and Tony Blair who are scot free and behaving like ‘Gentlemen’. Shame on these guys.

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    the man behind the crimes -been a recognized war criminal , need to be kept aside to respect the international laws -His pending allegations need to be ruled out prior to given authority.
    Srilanka been accused for war crimes ,Its their responsibility to show the genuinity by let or guide in investigating the criminals -There are plenty of evidence against sri lankan army in the final stages of war(Offences happen in wars -But criminality against the vulnerable is not accepted )
    Judiciary systems is been ingenuine in case of minority issues in past and present -History showed

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    Yes an alleged war criminal is appointed as the chief of staff of the Sri Lankan armed forces and another tried to become a prime minister failed for the time being and is now trying his best to be the leader of opposition . A Tamil hating Muslim politician from the Islamic republic of Kattankudi , who has openly admitted to destroying Hindu temple/temples and building a shopping centre and a beef stall on these sites for the benefit of the local Muslims from the Islamic republic, has now been appointed governor of the east , where Hindu Tamils and Tamilised Hindu Veddah are still the largest community and are the real owners of the east and not these low caste Dravidian immigrant converts from South India or the illegal Sinhalese settlers most of whom only arrived in the past 30-40 years to the east. The chief minister of the east is a Muslim and the governor of the east is now also a Muslim politician who admits to destroying Hindu temples belonging to the indigenous Tamils of the east. Not a single Tamil is holding a high or responsible position in the Tamil east, they are all being given to outside Sinhalese or Muslims . Tamils are increasingly being marginalised and becoming third rate slaves in their own land in the east. These recently arrived illegal Sinhalese settlers and these converted fake Arab Dravidian Tamil Dravidian South Indian immigrants, who only arrived in the east a few centuries ago as refugees fleeing persecution , have ganged up to marginalise the indigenous Tamil Hindu majority in the east. Looks like anyone who commits war crims on the island’s Tamils and or destroys Hindu temples and erects Buddha statues, mosques, shopping centres and beef stalls on these destroyed Hindu temple sites are being rewarded by this government , that is here largely due to Tamil votes.

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      Rohan,

      Wether you like or not East was never yours and will never be yours.
      East was carved out of the last kandyan kingdom or before that Ruhun kingdom when the country was divided into Ruhunu , Maya and Pihiti.

      We have settled many sinhalese in the east after we got independence. w e do not give rats ass what you think about the sinhalese in the East
      Now you see this process happening in wanni. There are so many upcountry indian Tamils who have settled in Vanni. Half of the dead LTTE cardres are from the hill country. It is a matter of time before we get vanni as well.

      You can have Jaffna. We do not mind if we can cut the jaffna peninsula and kick it towards Tamil Nadu. If we can then we will do that and grant you Eelam.

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        ravi perera
        The Sinhala speaking Demela

        “Wether you like or not East was never yours and will never be yours.”

        Nor was it yours.
        Stop being an ignorant descendant of South Indian kallathonie.
        When was the Kandyan Kingdom created?

        “Half of the dead LTTE cardres are from the hill country. It is a matter of time before we get vanni as well.”

        Very well could we have their name, address and other details.

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        ravi perera

        :”Half of the dead LTTE cardres are from the hill country. “

        from where did you get such rubbish information.Give us the link.

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        Mad man, the east was never carved off the last Kandyan kingdom . The east north of Mahaveli was part of the Jaffna kingdom and the rest of the east was ruled by Tamil Vannmai chiefs. From time to time the southern parts of the east came under the loose control of the kings of Kandy who were Tamils and this largely happened after European conquest. This does not mean the east was part of the Kandyan kingdom , only parts of it came under the loose control of the king of Kandy but were still ruled by Tamil chiefs. To the Tamils of the east , these kings of Kandy having loose control of parts of their lands was no issue as to them he was a Tamil and Hindu. Get your facts correct you racist , instead of blabbering and posting nonsense here. The Kandyan kingdom was not exclusively Sinhalese and most of its kings were Tamil speakers and the court languages of the Kandyan kingdom was Sinhalese and Tamils and business was largely conducted in Tamil as the king and most of the aristocrats spoke Tamil as their first language. This is why half the signatures on the Kandyan convention is in Tamil. I can turn around and state the Kandyan kingdom was a Tamil kingdom and that will be far more accurate. Irrespective of who ruled, the east was populated by Hindu Tamils and Tamilised Vedda., everything about it is Tamil and Hindu, parts of it coming under the loose control of the Tamil Sinhalese kings of Kandy does not negate the ancient and just claim of the eastern Tamils for their land . Similarly Tamil kings and aristocrats ruling the Kandyan kingdom does not negate the claim of the Kandyan Sinhalese to Central, Uva, North Central and Sabragamuwa and parts of the North West province.

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    I saw this man in New York, where the Sri Lankans who lives there were fawning over him, treating him like a hero. What do they care? It was not their sons/daughters/parents who might have been slaughtered under this man. There should have been investigations, and those accused of war crimes, indicted, and given the harshest sentence. We cannot have civilians made into pawns and massacred, because they are an inconvenience. There are thousands of Tamil citizens still looking for their loved one, and it is up to a country that calls itself a “democracy”, to make sure these families find justice and closure. This man may have blood on his hands, and he is rewarded this way? Shame.

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    Look at the bugger in the picture! My god! he looks like Frankenstein`s Monster! My Three may be planning to hand over the country to the army. Again under the other Alugosuwa Gota!

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      He is well fed too. It must be all those burgers, fries, and endless parties abroad.

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    Colombo Telegraph is a biased website which is publishing articles to satisfy the needs of the groups who support terrorism. The heading and contents of the article should be condemned.

    I think that the President’s action on appointing Shavendra Silva is a good and timely action. As a responsible news paper website, CT should consider the national security first instead of political and other gains.
    Shavendra Silva should be considered as a Hero in Sri Lanka for the actions he has taken to defeat the terrorism.

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      Sunil Dahanayake

      “Shavendra Silva should be considered as a Hero in Sri Lanka for the actions he has taken to defeat the terrorism.”

      Zero should be spelt ZERO not hero.

      “CT should consider the national security first instead of political and other gains.”

      Many in this forum believe CT is generally relaxed because it understands(?) security or lack of it is in the hands of a few Hindians of Sultanate of Delhi. Even our habitual naysayer somass accepts that.
      When are you going to learn about it?

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        Native VD,

        ‘Zero should be spelt ZERO not hero.’

        Is that the best, considered, analysis and refutation you can make?

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          Taraki

          That’s all I knew.
          Any problem?

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    Native Veddah/Kala Veddah/Angoda Veddah,

    Have you gone to the hell to meet so called sun god Prabhakaran to inquire about the ideology of LTTE?

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      Not only that, I am sure he is a thala vedda and not a native vedda

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        ravi perera
        Sinhala Speaking Demela

        “Not only that, I am sure he is a thala vedda and not a native vedda”

        How come you never get anything right?

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    Tamils still mourning their lost investment. Anyway, this is Just ALLGED. Tamils never proved it. They are just accusing.

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      It IS alleged, and the Sri Lankan government owes it to the families of those missing, to investigate honestly, and hold those responsible for mass killing, by indicting them. That is what all citizens of this country deserves.

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      J

      “Anyway, this is Just ALLGED. Tamils never proved it. They are just accusing.”

      What kind of proof do you want?
      What are going to do with the proof?

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    BRAVO, This is what makes Lanka special and pathetic. With this news comes two of the accused in Joseph Pararajasingam,s murder has admitted to killing him with the assistance of Pillayan and his team . The order came from the military intelligence command. Along with we hear presidential Thatha,s making is next attempt in screwing the country.(the international human rights community will be euphoric to hear this one, Madam Suka is going to have a field day). Only Lankans do have the mental and physical ability, in jumping into sewage , this many times.

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    Sri Lanka on verge of steering off to facism and the very man involved in Gotabyas racist agenda before and after the war on a mission again like the one his unleashed Gajaba goons commited ethnic cleansing and raping hundreds of thousand of women in the north.
    Hopper Siri lost his consciene!!!!

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    Take it easy. We have a Priminister alleged to have run torture chambers and mobilised vigilantes to kill 60,00+ youth. How about our former Leader of Opposition who openly supported most ruthless terrorist outfit world has ever known.

    Soma

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      somass

      Very smart typing.
      Isn’t it why I have been demanding a Truth and Reconciliation Commissions to be setup to investigate all war crimes, crimes against humanity, …. committed by all parties between 5th April 1971 and 10 January 2019?

      How long you are going to be in denial mode?

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