23 October, 2017

Army Takes On CBK Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Army has categorically refuted the statement made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga over her allegations that there was widespread sexual exploitation by the army against Tamil women in the former war torn areas.

Chandrika

In a statement, the Army Headquarters said that it noted with ‘dismay’ on the utterance made by Kumaratunga, who is also the head of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation. “The Army categorically denies the same as a baseless allegation,” the statement said. The army has also warned that such ‘baseless’ assertions will only jeopardize the reconciliation process.

Last week, Kumaratunga said that Tamil women who survived the war were facing widespread sexual exploitation by the army, and others. “There is a lot of sexual abuse still going on by officials, even Tamil officials and even at lower levels, the grama sevakas (village officials),” she told Sri Lanka’s Foreign Correspondents’ Association. “Even to sign a document, they abuse the women and of course some people in the (armed) forces” continue to commit sexual abuse, she said.

However, the Army pointed out that in 2010, civil administration was firmly established in the North and the Army withdrew from all forms of civil administration. Since then, the Army has not been involved in administration concerning civilians, and the question of sexual exploitation and abuses during the said process does not hence arise. “Regrettably, the author of this statement has made unsubstantiated and baseless assertions without specifying any incident of sexual exploitation or abuse,” the statement said.

“The Army wishes to place on record that it has a Zero Tolerance Policy on sexual abuses as evidenced in Premawathi Manamperi case in 1971, Krishanthi Kumaraswamy case and Rajini Vellaydunpillai case that took place during the period 1995-2005. In all these instances, the Army fully cooperated with the civil court cases against the accused who were on trial, resulting in death penalty,” the statement said.

The statement also added that the Army always takes stern action on Army personnel against whom ex facie cases have been and discharged summarily from the Army despite acquittal/pending action in civil courts. “It shall continue to pursue this policy,” the statement added.

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    Thank you Madam CBK. You are right and the army is just trotting out lies as excuses. They have never cooperated with judicial mechanisms. They have always obstructed. When my cousin Dr. Devanesan Nesiah was on the Disappearances Commission, unknown persons broke into his house and went through every piece of paper, making it obvious they had read them. They were, we think, trying to find something to tie him up to the LTTE. He was forced to step down by President Rajapakse.

    I was part of an organization conducting a seminar to empower women. It was at one of Jaffna’s best hotels at the end of January. Many women from Kilinochchi had been invited and were offered paid-for rooms at the hotel. But nearly all the Kilinochchi women declined, making the tiresome journey home in the evenings and returning in the mornings.

    Asked why, they said the army was all around their homes and it was too dangerous for their daughters when they were away. That is how many Tamil live on a daily basis.

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      Thanks for backing up her statement. There is a reason why she did it now. There is another scoundrel in the making trying to thwart ongoing investigations and block new ones from getting started. She brought him to power and now he thinks he can kick the ladder and stab its creators. It is strange how the very people who are vehemently against de-criminalizing certain sexual behaviors also almost always have no respect for women and the violence committed against them. They seem to adhere to the iron age belief that females are chattel owned by man.

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        Names of six army officers who had committed sexual offences have been given to UNHCR, with statements from affected women and some pictures. There had been camps in Vavuniya, Puttalam, Colombo and another where these offences have taken place. No one is accusing the entire armed forces of these crimes. Why then is the army spokesman trying to safeguard these criminals, thereby bringing disrepute to the entire services. They have cited 48 women during Mahinda regime and 07 women during the present regime of being victims of these sex crimes.

        When Srilankan soldiers were part of UN peacekeeping force in Haiti, some were caught committing sexual offences and dismissed, with UN requesting Srilanka government to investigate and punish them. True to Srilankan tradition of cover ups none of them were brought to justice. If Srilankan soldiers who committed crime to people of Haiti go unpunished, then how can you expect Srilakan soldiers who committed crime on Tamils to be punished. A late news states that one major who was sent for training to USA was caught committing sexual offence, produced to courts and deported.

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      The Army Headquarters

      RE: Army Takes On CBK Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

      “The Army has categorically refuted the statement made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga over her allegations that there was widespread sexual exploitation by the army against Tamil women in the former war torn areas.’

      “The Army categorically denies the same as a baseless allegation,” the statement said. The army has also warned that such ‘baseless’ assertions will only jeopardize the reconciliation process.

      They are not baseless allegations. They are allegations based on facts.

      It is like the fact that the Earth spins on its ow axis and orbits the Sun. The data and facts supports it. CBK is referring to the data and facts.

      Fess up and present the culprits, if interested in national reconciliation.

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        amarasiri
        Why don’t you give real evidence of your “allegations based on facts”?
        Any one can keep on repeating such allegations and any woman can say they were sexually abused or women can be forced to say they were sexually abused.
        Until the real victims come forward and their stories authenticated there can’t be any legal consequences to the accused. Remember, every citizen is innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law.
        Until then these are, as President Trump says, are all FAKE ALLEGATIONS!

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      CBK is living in a fantasy world, she doesn’t know what is reality, norm or isolated incidence. CBK is betraying her people. The current government must do everything to minimize her public appearance as the former President.

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    Thank you Madam CBK. Crime statistics in In Sri Lanka reveal that 99% of crimes are committed by Army deserters. When it comes to killings of opponents, most of them are hired by politicians. Gota and Mara and his regime have notoriously resorted to using soldiers to kill journalists, opponent politicians, and moderate Tamil leaders. If Mara-Gota combo hired army solders and deserters for day light killings, what would you expect those solders to have done during the 30 year war when it was a free licence to commit any crime in a land devoid of law and justice. Of course, LTTE killed innocent civilians, but is never heard to have raped or sexually abused civilians. Nevertheless, it is well known that some of the Sri Lanka army or so called war heroes have not only killed innocent civilians but also gleefully raped innocent Tamil girls and women during and after the war.

  • 17
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    The army has selected ten of the ten thousand ex-LTTE slave workers to represent the regime in Geneva, under threat, and testify that all is well and good in the north.
    The so called Civil Security division of the army have also forcibly taken on pre-schools and recruited untrained women under threat, to teach, disregarding the provincial council’s role in education.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38576

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    Since when does the Army on its own respond to political statements? It is only supposed to follow orders from the civilian authorities. Responding to politicians is the business of the Defence.
    ” The army has also warned that such ‘baseless’ assertions will only jeopardize the reconciliation process.”

    Reconciliation is a political process on which the Army cannot comment. This is the thin edge of the wedge whereby the Army interferes in civil affairs. We should stop this rot before we become another Pakistan.

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    Since when does the Army on its own respond to political statements? It is only supposed to follow orders from the civilian authorities. Responding to politicians is the business of the Defence Ministry.
    ” The army has also warned that such ‘baseless’ assertions will only jeopardize the reconciliation process.”

    Reconciliation is a political process on which the Army cannot comment. This is the thin edge of the wedge whereby the Army interferes in civil affairs. We should stop this rot before we become another Pakistan.

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    Sinhale is a strange country. Sex is something like food for the body.

    LGBTQs are allowed to parade, allowed to wear womens cloths, spread HIV-AIDS among them and to other people because they have money political power.

    If a widow sleep with some one that is bad and that becomes a political issue becuswe CBK can make something out of that just for whinning. Tamils cry out loud as they are not sleeping with widows.

    IF just one well known woman ha a secret life no one would blame. If all these widows sleep with other men, that becomes a political issue because, others can make hay out of it.

    Be real. what a fked up country.

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      JIM SOTHTHI;

      FISTLY, WE ARE BUDDHISTS,
      do you know that we must observe and obey 5 of those,and I observe 3 of them.
      If you are not a Buddhist, I am wasting my time uselessly.
      we Buddhists have not gone so down badly in respect, as on that Jarapassa regime..
      even young, King Gamunu respected old Elara.
      Your Malaccan [F] king Mahendran and his Jarapassa clan did let down us badly.
      If you are a Sinhalese Buddhist read this and go to temple and observe 5 precept first.
      [If you know them and understand their meanings properly]

      Then;;;;;; maka balapan issarawela!!!!!!!!!,

      “”””scribd.com/document/339808707/ITJP-Public-Submission-to-CEDAW-2017-Sinhala#from_embed”””””

  • 22
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    Shame on the Sri Lankan Army for protecting those guilty of sexual exploitation or abuse!!!
    By protect a few guilty individuals they are tarnishing the name of the entire army!!!

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    This report is wrong. Even Sri lankan politicians do that.

    It happens all over the world. women use it inorder to advance in life.

    In the North, Even church priests sleep with married women whose husband is away. there had been news reports on that.

    there is a report, A jaffna university professor ahd asked a visitng Tamil woman to sleep with him. she got down from the three wheeler that both were travelling and went alone after that.

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      jim softy dimwit

      “there is a report, A jaffna university professor ahd asked a visitng Tamil woman to sleep with him. she got down from the three wheeler that both were travelling and went alone after that.”

      Did they make love in the moving three wheeler? You are sure you were not the three wheeler driver?

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        Dumb NAtive Veddo:

        What do you understand there ?

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      Jim Shitty said: This report is wrong. Even Sri lankan politicians do that.

      It happens all over the world. women use it inorder to advance in life.

      TFN said: Rapes happen all over the world, Murder happens all over the world, perv., prey on small children all over the world, therefore it is ok to accept what happens in SL. Dumb fu**er Jim Shitty, if this is the way you deduce things in life, then why don’t you go and have your empty scull checked up for mental retardation. By the way, terrorists are every where in the world, then why do you complain about the LTTE so much?

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      jimsofty,

      there are nothern srilankens that have left the country seeking refuge on the issue.

      How dare you to say that the report is wrong.

      You guys will have no right to strip this way … Soldiers saved the nation in the elemination of Terror, but there had also been men in the name of lanken army abused their freedom.
      This happens in other armies too, but there those soldiers get convicted sending fellow soldiers a lession.
      Today, you and the idiots supports former deserters and all criminal kind of sodiers that tarnished the image of good sodiers.

      If any one perpectrated crimes, regardless of the status they should be punished. Be them FORMER president, his brothers, his condom supporters of the like, we must not allow them to enjoy with impunity anymore. Basta

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    Well CBK has said it based on past incidents and she not only blamed the forces but also tamil men too and its quite right in what she said

    there is no need for the army to get itchy over these incidents

    also the Krishanthi Kumarasamy and Rajini case prosecuted when CBK was the President of SL

    its also a well know fact that war widows from the sinhala side too undergo sexual harrasment from grama sevekas and others too

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    The army headquarters can clear all the allegations against them, if they implement the UN HRC resolution, i.e. international independent investigation with foreign prosecutors, judges and lawyers.

    No one believes the army, and if they want a role as UN peace keeping, without “rape as a tool”, this process of understanding the basic human rights, rehabilitation and training is required, but all perpetrators need to be punished and expelled, as a prerequisite.

    It is a SHAME to be in the Sri Lankan army. Please change and leave the Tamil homeland, your conscience will eat you.

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      Manicka Vasagar:

      Sinhala people has a folklore story. It is exactly the same what you say except it is said by a fox who could not catch Grapes.

      I think, as there are 84000 widows only in the North, if Army can use the “RAPE AS A TOOL” they would be doing very great psychotheraphy to widows who are sex starved because their husbands died for the homeland.

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        jim shit ;

        you are like name sake Sinhalese Buddhist like your sponser Percival Mahendran Jarapassa and sapron cloth clad, sex maniac thug Gandassara who tarnishing the Lord Buddha’s image.

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    “Asked why, they said the army was all around their homes and it was too dangerous for their daughters when they were away. That is how many Tamil live on a daily basis.”
    Is this how the Tamils live or want the World to believe………..

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    C B K IS TELLING A GREAT LIE.

    Sri Lanka’s army Not like other armies of the world, mostly our poor innocent army consisting of SINHALA Buddhists. and they are not permitted to commit rape and murder by Law,Religion and Homosexual Higher officers, and under the commander of most qualified was psychopathic, self proclaimed, GREAT GREAT [F] KING OF SRI LANKA EVER HAD.
    Fro the [ F ] King and His sacred family with his armies were Observing and following the five precept of BUDDHISM VERY STRICTLY.
    and this King’s army went to war with books,and copies of Dhammapada,Geneva convention, and suckling teets.
    further that they are observing Sil on every poyaday.

    And after the war, those war Heroes do / did not break the law of the country.
    AND living very happly with their families, not robbing public and not harming any living beings, not raping, not torturing, not abducting children, not killing, not committing self suicide and memorizing their good deeds.

    HO HO HO HO, HERE GOES SANTA CHINTHANAYA OF DHARMADEEPA..
    .

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    SriLankan army is well known for its history of RAPE. Few years ago when this army served in HAITI there was a very serious allegation of rape. There are several reports by the UN on the rape of Srilankan women by the occupying army in the North.It is ridiculous to se the army spokesmen trying to talk like the choir boys of a church.

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    The army claimed
    “the Army pointed out that in 2010, civil administration was firmly established in the North and the Army withdrew from all forms of civil administration. Since then, the Army has not been involved in administration concerning civilians, and the question of sexual exploitation and abuses during the said process does not hence arise”.

    The education department of NPC says in its website “The military should keep out of schools and the life of school children, teachers and education administrators”

    and goes on to say
    “Schools still continue to experience intrusion of the military into their work. Administrators find themselves being commanded to come here and there for military functions. Teachers, administrators, and school children are coerced by the military to be present to celebrate the very victories from which the children suffered. “

    A group of preschool teachers em[ployed by the military expressed their concern on Nov 28th, 2016 as :The military pays preschool teachers much more than what the Department of Education pays to those in the same profession under their purview. The military gives their uniforms to their preschool teachers and impose 9 to 5 work schedule whereas the norm is 9 to 12. The pre-school teachers are forced to attend military conducted meetings even after 5 in the evening, in many cases till 7 pm. This 9 to 5 work and the late meetings conducted by military create problems for families with daughters, because of their safety.

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    Yahapalana PM ,Dr Batalalanda Ranil and his close associates in the Elite , Anglican and Vellala faction hurled several insults on our brave Armed Forces.

    When our brave Army Sergent jumped in to General Pirhaparan’s home made M15 Battle Tank and stooped it just in front of the Alimankada Army Camp, Batalanda buddies said the Army was fighting in Pamankada.

    When the brave Special Forces were getting mowed down by Pira Bullets in Killinochchi, Batalanada’s buddies said the Army was having a BBQ in Madawatchchi.

    Then came the mother of all insults from Dr Batalanda Ranil himself , who called the great 6 Star Sergent Shultz, a Salvation Army Commander and accused him of killing Batalanda’s mate Lasantha.

    But this slur by the Whiskey Madam beats them all.

    And it has done more damage to the SL Armed Forces than sum total of all Batalanada & Cos insults,

    Plus the vicious , bogus allegations of the LTTE supporters and the current followers of Pirahaparan , their Vellala mates both in the land and offshore in the Diaspora.

    I will commission a portrait of the Madam on a door mat and donate it to the Srilankan Political Hall of Fame, when ever it come up.

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      Your brave soldier just got kicked out of Hawaii trying to abuse a hotel worker. LOL

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    It was this CBK who introduced words like Pachamalla and Pachandrika to Sinhala language. She is remembered by the people in SL for her ability in telling LIES apart from being an abject failure in securing the country and governing it.

    She is the fellow who said she finished 75% of the war. When it comes to sexual offences, war in Sri Lanka has not created such situations. Compared with situations in other countries this is very much less and at the event such a case is reported Sri lankan state has taken corrective actions.

    Without proper statistics and evidence for widespread offences this is another one of CBK’s famous lies. SLA is right to hit back CBK and should pressurize the government.

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    Sri Lankan Army taking the local reputation international.

    “A retired Sri Lanka Army Major attached to the Disaster Management Center (DMC) which was sent for a training programme in Hawaii, was deported last week after he was charged with allegedly sexually abusing a female employee at the hotel he was staying in.”

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      Burt:

      It is very common Tamil Priests abuse children. Here that is not mentioned. Secondly, Tamils just like muslims have the custom of abusing weak and poor women and children.

      Do you know about that ?

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        This is news to me so it cannot be common knowledge, but I am not going to argue if you say got screwed by a Tamil priest. I feel your pain and will pray for you. This also explains the hatred you have for Tamils. Just an advice acceptance is the first step to recovery.

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          Burt

          Just ignore Jimmy the dimwit.

          He was abused as a child, sold to a pimp in down south, earned his living being a beach boy until he was 60 years old. He retired due to his creaking knees. Now settled somewhere in Canada.

          He has lot of personal problem. Forgive him.

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        What about monks abusing children. CT ran more stories about monks abusing children than priests.

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        Softy,
        You are suddenly jumping into give out some answers of your own, but not telling what is the question is.

        I do not know of Tamils offered supporting Sinhala Ayatollahs to excuse bald heads molesting orphan children seek refuge at temples to be future monkhood or Mullahs to enslave women to make profit by exporting Halal to Middle East and import the Arabian foreign culture to control Muslim women just because Tamil priests are abusing women. But I know one thing; neither army nor GOSL is coming out to UNHRC to test Tamils’ will of establishing Truth and Justice with an independent third party. No Tamils ever offered pardoning to rapist army just only because the army accused LTTE of human shielding. UNHRC is there to improve their members’ Human Rights. If UNHRC is infringing the sovereignty why is Lankawe still wagging there?

        Forget about the UNHRC. You have produced “Lies Agreed Upon” paying for Bell Pottinger. You produced and released it as an answer to “Killing Field”. You aired “Lies” repeatedly in Lankawe and distributed freely. But the question, the Killing Field is never aired in Lankawe or was allowed to be distributed. Will you allow Cullum McRae telecast and releases the Sinhala version of his Killing Field in Lankawe?
        In reality, if Killing Field is released in Lankawe, the Sinhala Buddhists will rape and kill the entire Royals in Lankawe by anger for the injustice the army and Appe Anduwa has caused to Tamils. If you are a person wears pants, take up this challenge- No sovereignty is broken there by airing it on TV!
        If you can get the question of “why are you not able to release Killing Field?” then you will know answer to “whence the accusation of Priests molesting is coming out”.

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    Cartwheel gymnast, somersault queen Chandrika seems to be hyperactive in issuing her proclamation in the recent past few days. She accused army rapeing Tamil widows about a year ago. About a month ago she accused Ranil as stealing her constitutional ideas. Then a week ago she proclaimed the rapist army needs not to be invested, but wanted Ranil to install the constitution he stole from her. Now her Cart wheel has taken 360 degree turn. She is accusing the army as continuing the rapes.

    The army who claimed zero casualties in Mullivaaikkaal is claiming a zero tolerance in rape crimes. The Lankawe rapist army has been categorized as one with in the few criminals armies who use rape as a weapon.

    In 1970, Dudley lost to Sirimavo. Earlier Sirimavo government had taught her army only to eat Tamils’ bones. But 1971 the cannibals, who has been eating others bones, showed how expert they were in eating their own bones. Premawathi Manamperi’s case was not the only rape army did during the days of suppressing of JVP. That time even Vijaya Veera’s gangs were widely accused of abused school girl who went to jungle to join JVP. But, as not all of these poor girls were beauty queens to provoke anger within Sinhala Mass to go after their rapes, the rapist army’s and JVP’s crimes were easily whitewashed. Sirimavo’s and army’s behavior in 1970s is still outstanding as Lankawe’s one of massive human right abuse that never got investigated. Sirimavo acted a big drama in Manamperi’s case but no avail. Renaming Ceylon with Sinhala name or declaring Lankawe as Buddhist a country or investigating only Manampery’s rape-murder out of massive human right violation took place did not satisfy the racist Sinhala Mass. They went for other ultra-one, JR.

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    “Saulian Kudummpi Summa Aadaathu.” There are reasons why Chandrika repeated this proclamation which she had earlier mentioned about a year ago but never tried to influence Yahapalanaya to act on her first accusation. Earlier, about the same time, there were accusations about higher caste provincial employees ignoring the needs of the Vanni poor souls. Hearing that, CV, the CM of North, had instructed to inform him directly of that kind of abuses. Weather the culprits have completely stopped it now or not, we do not know that. But we yet to have to see new complain of that in mass media. But we see the Colombo’s Muslim-Sinhala government and CBK are in the same scene still, have not moved to the other scene of their drama.

    This is not the first time the Muslim-Sinhala Government playing this type of drama. It played the same class game in 2015 when it was time to start that time UNHRC sitting. Like now CBK is running the gimmick show of Office of National Unity and Reconciliation, Old Royals’ defense lawyer Paranagama had been running the show of Missing Persons Investigation. He had created the register of the relatives who accused of Government and had sent CIDs to open up files for all those families. Further, beyond their regular proceeding and the recommendation in resolution 30/1, UNHRC’s HC had advised GOSL to close down the Paranagama Commission as its existent was a threat to missing persons’ relatives. But while Mangala was at Geneva, the defense lawyer Paranagama was, out of the way, bravely answering the UNHRC’s accusation on the Paranagama Commission. This is a similar technique now army and Chandra doing just before the March 2017 UNHRC sitting.

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    The bogus Office of National Unity and Reconciliation, the parallel to Paranagama Commission, even without any UNHRC’s recommendation, is losing its importance in Yahapalanaya government. CBK was originally recruited into Yahapalanaya to play nanny role to Hillary Clinton. The need of that is no longer exists. So CBK is on the run to rebuild her esteemed status. Earlier she had said there is no need to investigate the army. After that, now, she is bringing back her accusation on the army, after the passage of a year of she first proclaimed it.

    CBK’s findings are remaining only as political stage speeches. Her finding has not been officially released in the form case studies or in statistics or other ways so NGOs, UNHRC or any other concerned parties can have it handy. She has not filed any official complaints with any recognized body to have it followed up. In very, crude political tactics way she is harmlessly accusing the army and inviting a response from army; so army is returning to her call. Though it is recorded history Chandrika’s relationship with army in Krishanti murder where she let all army commanders escape but imprisoned corporal Rajapaksa for bringing out Chemmani massacres, here it appears a middle man like Dealdasa might have been shuttling between CBK and army to rehearse this drama.

    Further, CBK is not interested in Political solution either. She earlier accused Ranil copying her 2000s’ solution. It was said Ranil single handed brought down those initiations of solving the Tamils problems. (we don’t know whether CBK’s GOSL really did try to solve either- we only can repeat what they both said to media). UNP’s answer to that accusation is, CBK was splitting the country with Federal her solution but they are trying a solution without changing the unitary system.

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    CBK is not a real magnificent diplomat like Kathirgamar to bend the foreign powers beyond their willingness. Yahapalanaya has no hope of winning any foreign support through her for its relief on the current severe economic and diplomatic squeezes it is facing from China in the East to Alaska in the West.

    There is a talk of cabinet reshuffle after the coming UNHRC sitting. There have been talks of removing Mangala from FM after every UNHRC meeting. We saw this in Old Royals regime too, with Samarasinghe, GL, Thero de Silva, Thamara, Rajiva, Chris Norris…… and all other who got involved in the UNHRC sittings. Appe Aandu has been looking for a better salesman of Aappa Diplomacy after the Old Royals killed Kathirgamar. Though still a Nobel Peace prize winning theory, but selling the Appa diplomacy hasn’t been the easy job for Aappa diplomats. With open cruelty or covered them to cuddling with Sinhala supporting actresses, Appe Andu has been forcing them to keep selling it or keep cleaning the sofas of their hotels. Then, back at home, for Modaya’s consumption, it has been putting Buddhist’s Dharmista face for it victories of having moved the Electric Chair away from Old King.
    CBK’s political foster child New King has sternly ordered that no one from army can be arrested. Here CBK pretending like she is caring about the families of Pariah Demelos terrorists’ families, where the women are reduced as penniless widows by war crime. CBK is bored with ONUAR and missing air-conditioned seats of the Jumbo jets for some time. Last thing we very firmly can utter on this is we don’t know astrology to predict the outcome at the next UNHRC sitting, or if CBK’s possible shuttling between Trump Administration and New King to have repealed the resolution 30/1.

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    CBK need not go far. Just ask Callum McCrae from Channel four and he will provide all the evidence she needs.
    Poor IsaiPriya must be looking down on the soldiers who raped and molested her to death and wonder how short their memories are.d

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      Ranjan,
      with all these becoming facts and enlightening the people, now they the buggers have been planning to hold an another rally in Galle on the 25th.
      Rajapakshes now feel that the manner it moves forward by today.. can harm them all in the near future. My wish is that bugger DRAMA QUEEN -viagra tester, Wimal Buruwanse should be kept away from human association: can heal this nation for sure.

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    “The Army wishes to place on record that it has a Zero Tolerance Policy on sexual abuses as evidenced in Premawathi Manamperi case in 1971, Krishanthi Kumaraswamy case and Rajini Vellaydunpillai case that took place during the period 1995-2005. In all these instances, the Army fully cooperated with the civil court cases against the accused who were on trial, resulting in death penalty,” the statement said.

    How about the thousands of Krishantis and Rajinis?

    One swallow does not make a summer.

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    This is the same CBK who only last week claimed that there was no need for war crimes investigations. What is Satellite really after?

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    Stop falsely accusing the heroic SL forces. The barbaric LTTE terrorist bastards sent women and children to war, LTTE terrorists used Tamil women as “comfort women”.

    Does anyone believe or take Chandrika seriously?????? She is trying to make her son the next executive president of Sri Lanka. She was the most incompetent leader Sri Lanka ever had.

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    The fundamental question is – Why are the armed forces still in the north, as the war was over long ago, and the LTTE is dead.
    Why don’t they go south and do their businesses?

    No one wants this “army of occupation”.

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      justice
      once the hostility of Tamils towards Sri lanka is over the Army will move. Until then nothing is going to happen.

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    CBK made a generalised statement which is wrong and should be condemned. The comments by separatist elements already show how such irresponsible statements could be used out of context to justify racist & separatist agenda not only within Sri Lanka but overseas too. Today’s papers say CBK has denied making such a statement. However that is too late. I suggest she apologise.

    There are records of sustained and systematic sexual violence against female LTTE carder by male LTTE carder during the conflict. Some of the surviving female carder have revealed such abuse later on. There’s no talk about it and no justice to them.

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    Simple question: if you have nothing to hide why do you object to an investigation of any kind?

    NO ONE has alleged that the ENTIRE armed forces have been guilty of sexual crimes and harassment. Are those trying to quash any investigation making the claim that in armed forces WHICH WERE OF THE SAME SIZE AS THE ENTIRE RUSSIAN ARMY at the height of the conflict at least, there wasn’t a single sex-related crime committed. None at all during approximately thirty years of conflict?

    There should be a rule against people who live in la-la land inflicting their idiocies on the rest of us, no matter how funny they might be!

    Perhaps that wannabe master of obfuscation, Dayan Jayatilled, would care to add his one and a half cents to this discussion!

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    Let the independent bodies to investigate the allegations, like the UN. The country is in bloody mess.

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