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Brutal Tactics Of Post-War Sri Lanka Exposed In New Investigation

A new report named “An Unfinished War: Torture and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka, 2009 – 2014″ published today details evidence of ongoing sexual violence and torture in Sri Lanka – some as recent as February 2014 – from international human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) and The International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka.

 Yasmin Sooka

Yasmin Sooka

In a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he says that the report “gives the lie to the Sri Lankan government’s propaganda that it is reconciling with its former enemies.”

The report’s authors say its evidence must urgently be referred to an International Criminal Court or an international tribunal. They call on the United Nations Secretary General to establish an international inquiry to investigate and prosecute violations by Sri Lankan security force members.

They also urge the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to arrange a visit to Sri Lanka and initiate a special inquiry into rape and sexual violence.

The report launch event will be held at the Canadian High Commission in Central London today at 10 am – 12 noon and it will be chaired by Geoffrey Robertson QC.

Read the full report here

 

 

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  • 21
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    Tamil civilian rapes in North Sri Lanka : 18 by Sri Lanka Armed Forces, what about 4000 by Indian Peace Keepers?

    Garth Pritchard, a Canadian filmmaker who accompanied the forensic team to Kosovo said “this was a massacre that never happened….I was standing there when the forensic teams were telling Louise Arbor there were no 200,000 bodies and she didn’t want to know”. Louis Arbor was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she was part of the ‘mass grave’ lie. Her successor is Navi Pillay and she is happy to continue the mass lies. Sri Lanka is the target and every effort is being taken to co-link rapes with the Sri Lankan military presence in the North but we are ready to take on the lies.

    To Western Governments and the UN and a handful of selected heads working in cohorts with the West’s imperial agenda, Sri Lanka’s problems revolve around ONLY Tamils or Muslims. Not a single issue suffered by the Sinhalese have ever gained any international attention. Presently, these heads are going to great lengths to showcase a link with rapes to the presence of the Sri Lankan military in order to use that as an example to push for an international demand to remove Sri Lankan troops from the North.

    If we are to address the question of rape directly, let us first look at some numbers and then draw conclusions based on these numbers.

    Between January 2007 to November 2013, 8528 rapes have taken place throughout Sri Lanka

    During war = January 2007 to May 2009
    Post-war = May 2009 to November 2013

    Breaking this further into during war and post war the statistics reveal:

    Rape during war = 2816 (4055 accused)
    Rape post war = 5712 (8174 accused)

    The immediate response would be to conclude that all these rapes refer to the North.

    However, in North Sri Lanka rape during and after war = 127 (during war) and 377 (post war) (total cases of 504). Other sexual offences = 6 (during war) / 84 (post war)

    In East Sri Lanka rape during and after war = 124 (during war) and 418 (post war) (total cases 542)

    The Western Province with a population of 5.8million, rape figures are 510 (during war) & 988 (post war) (total case of 1498)

    Yet, why is the emphasis always only on North Sri Lanka? The cases of rape are highest in the Western province with 18% while North Sri Lanka it is just 6%.

    Be that as it may given that the entire rape scenario is being used to discredit and prove links to rape in the North with military presence so as to generate enough international condemnation, we think that it is time to expose the lies before Sri Lanka ends up victims of West/UN mass lies.

    The North cases of 504 rapes and 90 sexual offences totals 594
    Of these 594 cases 18 have been attributed to the Sri Lanka Armed Forces.

    The 18 accused from the Armed Forces have names/ their ages are known and full details of them are available with the Armed Forces. What needs to be said is the 18 cases of rape within a span of 7 years CANNOT constitute mass rape or showcase orders of rape by the military upon Tamil civilians as attempts are being made to prove.

    What about the 576 rapes (excluding the 18)? Were these not committed by Tamils upon Tamils?

    This next brings us to the subject of the Indian Peace Keeping Force arriving in Sri Lanka in July 1987 and greeted with garlands by the Tamil people. That honeymoon did not last for long as a series of incidents record the horrific 3 ½ year Indian barbarism in Sri Lanka upon the Tamil people whom Indian Prime Minister claims India wishes to treat with dignity and respect.

    Over 4000 cases of rape are recorded by none other than the LTTE themselves and with the recent appointment of the Presidential Commission on the missing there are Tamils now coming forward to lodge their complaints and Indian war crimes in Sri Lanka are also getting lodged.

    For Navi Pillay and the rest of the coterie of humanitarian organizations and their paid workers their statements and workshop propaganda are selective to say the least. Is there some silent understanding that Indian War crimes in particular to the period of Indian troops in Sri Lanka would be kept under the carpet?

    Why have none of these entities including the Human Rights head brought up the need to investigate Indian war crimes in Sri Lanka? The Jaffna hospital massacre of even Tamil doctors, unarmed too, the Velvetiturai massacre of unarmed civilians and 4000 rapes that even Human Rights Watch recorded at the time cannot have been isolated cases in just 3 ½ years.

    Will these ever be on the agenda of the UN head or its human rights head – we think not, like Louise Arbor insisted on mass graves in Yugoslavia, Navi Pillay insists of rape by Sri Lankan military and mass graves too… so these are now best practice tactics being recycled upon countries that are being targeted and the UN has a super blueprint to showcase the lies as truth.
    Nevertheless, we are not prepared to continue with the lies that have led to whole countries being devastated and ruined because officials of the UN were complicit in the crimes of the big power nations out to loot and plunder Third World again or take over nations in a bid to circle the emerging super powers who are a threat to their dominance.

    All that Sri Lanka needs to say is that we defeated terrorists, their cruelty and evil are known only by those who lived and suffered throughout Sri Lanka. LTTE prevailed throughout the island not just in the North. The people who suffered are not only Tamils, why is this continued insistence to portray Tamils as the only victims. In terms of reciprocity, the Sinhalese have extended enough olive branches bringing many legislative changes that no other nation with just 10% of a minority population would be given. How many of the Tamils have openly thanked and wished to start life afresh, how many Arun Thambimuttu’s are there amongst the Tamils who openly canvasses for a country that needs to move on and allow time to heal without wishing to go behind bogus Truth Commissions that are really out to take over the domestic mechanisms under the UN so that the powerful nations can through the UN puppets run the world.

    Why would the UN conveniently omit any references to India’s crimes in Sri Lanka. 18 cases of rape against 4000 (which the LTTE has documented) are proof that a systematic crime was committed in Sri Lanka. Why is the Chief Minister of the North and the TNA not bringing up the need to investigate these if as they say they are so concerned about the Tamils?

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      Bebbon ,

      Your arguments are silly, you are making noise rather like a baboon!

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        Disgusting lies of Yasmin Sooka. Witnessess 1-9! Dont thay have names and faces? Only [Edited out] Thiru is trying o back these lies up.

        Desmond Tutu who preaches the “religion” of henry VIII, the philanderer who died of syphyllia, to poor black people of Africa will not know morals from his own backside.

        Why are these people timing these scandals with the UNHCR meeting? To freighten us?

        Era Sookata era, haye ekak era.
        Are we… worr……ied? No …No

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          Desmond Tutu has done more to fight White/European supremacisy and colonialism that any Sinhalese. He fought against Apartheid and has criticised Israel recently .

          Your attempt at character assasination of Tutu is Ad Hominen attacks.

          Why are you Sinhala Supremacists always pointing fingers at what others did whenever your barbaric nature is exposed. It makes no difference to the victims of Sinhala Supremacisy what Europeans or power nations did elsewhere.

          One can quite clearly deduce from the myriad of posts here by Sinhala GOSL supporters that their argument style is based on changing the topic away from GOSL atrocities to atrocities committed by others. You expect to be given a free hand to committ atrocites because some other world entities got away with atrocities.

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            Palmsquirrell

            “Desmond Tutu has done more to fight White/European supremacisy and colonialism that any Sinhalese.”

            Please remind me when and where did Sinhalese or Tamils fight against colonialism?

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              When I say “fought” , I am also including protests and non violant resistance. So one can say MLK fought the White power structure of America.

              I don’t know about Ceylonese but Tamils in India did oppose the British Raj as much as any other anti Colonial Indian, unlike Sikhs who went along with the Raj.

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                Palmsquirrell

                “I don’t know about Ceylonese but Tamils in India did oppose the British Raj as much as any other anti Colonial Indian, unlike Sikhs who went along with the Raj.”

                We are not discussing Tamils of India fighting for freedom. This is about Tamil/Sinhala participation against colonial rule in this island. They gained freedom without pain and since then had ruined this island.

                However here is something you may not know:
                A Tamil women in South Africa by the name of Valliaamai inspired Mahatma Gandhi. Read this link.

                Thillayadi Valliammai: Girl who inspired Mahatma remembered

                http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/thillayadi-valliammai-girl-who-inspired-mahatma-remembered/article5718820.ece

                Not all Sikhs went along colonial rule. There is plenty of information on internet about Sikh’s contribution to Indian freedom struggle.

                I suggest you withdraw your ill informed comment on Sikhs.

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                  ” Not all Sikhs “

                  Ofcourse one can always say this of any group ; “Not all X …” .

                  The point is the Sikh community in general supported the British Raj.

                  The British called the Sikhs one of the “Martial Races” , this moniker was bestowed by the British onto Indian groups that supported the Raj.

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            Tutu is gullible. There are more killings and rapes in his backyard/Cape Town/Joberg happening each year than the 4000 rapes and killings by IPKF in Sri Lanka. Too busy to notice that now that the cocktail circuit is open to him.

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              The rapes and killings in South Africa is general crime, it is not organized by the State against a specific ethnic group. In SL the rapes by IPKF and GOSL against Tamils is motivated by ethnic or racial hatred and carried out by occupying armies.

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            When Sinhalese don’t have a foot to stand on their default position is character assassination. The reason non of the reports will give names of informants is for their safety and there is no reason to disclose that information now. Even if there is an inquiry witnesses will be interviewed by the commission but not cross examined by the state. Only if the commission decides that there is enough evidence to bring charges then the state might get the opportunity to cross examine.

            Knowing what happened to civilians at the end of the war, the mother and daughter now how stupid can you be to ask that witnesses names and information be disclosed.

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        Thiru,
        You and many pro terrorist posting here have no valid answers to Bebbon or for many posts which posed real questions. Stating “silly” etc. and calling names is what you guys do. This exposes the intellectual capacity and ignorance of these pro-terrorists.

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          So MR Nuisance, what do you about following findings according to the current report:

          Sure, you would never agree with any of them.

          But how man more months you want to do so ?

          ——————————————-
          The findings are:
          • Abduction, arbitrary detention, torture, rape and sexual violence have increased in
          the post-war period. Targeted for these violations are LTTE suspects, or those
          perceived as having been connected to, or supporters of, the LTTE. The purported aim
          is to extract confessions and/or information about the LTTE and to punish them for
          any involvement with the organisation.
          • These widespread and systematic violations by the Sri Lankan security forces occur in
          a manner that indicates a coordinated, systematic plan approved by the highest
          levels of government. Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are secure in the
          knowledge that no action will be taken against them.
          • This report establises a prima facie case of post-war crimes against humanity
          by the Sri Lankan security forces, with respect to (a) torture and (b) rape and
          sexual violence.

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            Punchiappu,
            The important thing is not reports! Any body can write reports any way they want sitting at home. The important thing is from where do they find facts, who are these victims, where are they living now, what made them give these information etc. I can write a report that punchiappu raped sinhalese women. I can write up victims and witnesses and report their stories but will never reveal who they are. What are you going to say then? Until the real victims present themselves at a court of law, a case is heard and found guilty nothing is admissible. you can’t do any darn thing for these alligations while they continue to accuse you and not going to courts.
            I advice these report prepares to go to courts with the witnesses and victims and convict the criminals. Until then nobody can take these reports seriously!

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              Were there not reports presented by UK prime minister that Iraq possessed WMD? The fellow lied or did not check who prepared those reports. Did a report exist and the fellow who prepared false report still receving witness protection?
              Sooka will plead ignorance of being conned into writing false reports soon but after damage being done. Just like Blair the Bliar did, after killing million innocent Iraqis.
              Did Tutu have something to say when the Anglican governments of UK, US bombed and killed millions in Iraq?

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                lallu

                “The fellow lied or did not check who prepared those reports.”

                Lets not go too far to prove who is telling lies or truth.

                This country as whole is a living lie, underpinned only by a manufactured history, racists who can’t see beyond their nose, army that doesn’t fight foreign invaders but is happy to kill, rape, and abuses its women recruits,run by most corrupt civil service and judiciary, ruled by brutal regime, murderers and drug smugglers are free to roam the streets with impunity, yet you believe this is a Sinhala/Buddhist country which was blessed by Buddha and you want all those living here and abroad to believe that this country is a shining example of Dharmista rule.

                Before you criticize others just look at your own comment, which evokes pity or sadness or both.

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                “Did a report exist and the fellow who prepared false report still receving witness protection?”

                Laloooo!

                You are Dement,

                Dr Kelly is dead and gone.

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              omg, I REALLY dont know how to respond to you here. It is like ASKING someone blind to tell me the colour of milk.
              Nevetheless I make efforts to pass this again:
              Even if you have got PRIMA FACIE kind of evidences, there are cases that MR regime rejected it vehemently saying palatable to the nation as it is now the case with the answers given to CBK´s letter addressed to president outlining threats that she has been facing currently.
              I myself watched that on a video victimised women speaking to foreign journalists about the way those soldiers today rape/raped them. All these reports are in post war sessions. As it is clear to many that are conversant with those stories of women that once or several times faced rapes go all torments that one would not easily explain by even human psychology, will have not more gut to come forward. So in that case, to seek proofs of your kind are beyond achievement.
              All my wish is to feel them a secure life free from lanken soldiers. I even agree UN to deploy their troops removing lanken soldiers. Govt´s silence towards any kind of irregularries carried out by govt soldiers is not thinkable. This particualr government allows BBS AND other regligious forces to harm fellow citizens just for the very same reason. They only want to stay in power but not focusing on the grave issues of general public.

              Now the time is exeeding, MR should go home, authorities should take every action to confiscate their illegal properties, so that the next govts can better use of those colosal sums for the beneficiance of the upliftment of the poorest of the poor.

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                YES indeed,
                illegal properties = all that he gathered since 2005 (going back to the levels that he had prior to that)… also considering the sums got transfered for the future funds of tsunami victims.
                If any next govt could do the job – dignity loving people would love the administration, but all these are utopic

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      The vast majority of the atrocities are against Tamils. Sinhalese are not victims of genocide like Tamils as the GOSL is Sinhala Nationalist.

      You entire post is an attempt to deflect and absolve GOSL of its war crimes and ongoing genocide of Tamils.

      You bring up IPKF crimes, but we are talking about what happened in 2009 and post war. IPKF war crimes are another matter that should be looked at also. But your reason for bringing up IPKF crimes is not out of some altruistic motive to highlight war crimes against Tamils, rather it is to absolve and support GOSL of its war crimes against Tamils.

      The TNA and Tamil orgs are focsuing on GOSL crimes for now because that is the pressing matter. Why are you trying to delflect blame away from GOSL, it is clearly evident you are a Sinhala Supremacist so you certainly do not care about the crimes IPKF did against Tamils.

      ALL of you Sinhala Supremacists speak as if you are the representative of Tamils . Tamils know what the IPKF did and would like them held to justice too but Tamils also know attempts by the likes of you focusing in on IPKF is a deliberate attempt to shift focus and criticism of what GOSL did and is doing.

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        The puropse of the cries to have War Crimes is to take revenge on the GOSL for the humiliating defeat the forces handed to the LTTE terrorists.The diaspora and other fanatical Tamil groups want revenge for losing a brutal war those maniacs started, carried out and lost. The loss of life they suffered, 40,000 or any other bogus figure they claim is their own fault and the terror supporters have to take responsibility for that. Do not blame the GOSL as they did what they had to do to protect the nation from murderous thugs and this 40,000 figure or be it 400,000 is irrelevant. My concern is for brave, young soldiers who sacrificed their lives and their families to annihiliate the thugs and terrorists and bring peace to my motherland. Other whingers can bury their heads in the sand

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          No purpose of war crime and alleged investigations is to liberate us from the clutches of an another potential dictator. Nothing else.

          We dont want to hide it, if one would check it clearly, from the debts that have been taken from the banks alone 90% of them have been gone to their pockets while just 10% (205billions) have been used for the all high level development projects.
          People are kept away from facts and figures. This country has been a paradise for Rajapase and their henchmen to loot while leaving the the masse in hunger. These men are abusive as no any previous leaders of the country had been.

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            how many millions have been spent on those development projects ?

            How many billions have been spent on his wastage ?

            This is the reason why any new comers joining lanken politics should be made clear (by a Amd) that they have to declar their assets, so that lanken authorities will be able to trace how the billions came to their accounts.

            MR is the man with several faces. He can loot this poor nation coming years too.

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      Bebbon

      Infinite monkey theorem

      The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. http://www.princeton.edu/

      Your above comment appear to be the first draft of a Baboon.

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        Vedda,
        If you can’t rebuttal Bebbon’s post don’t write stupid garbage.
        With this kind of mentality are you Tamils are going to govern a separate country in the north???
        People like you are the best reason why there should be no separate Tamil Nadu in Sri Lanka!

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          Bebbon’s whole post can be condensed into the following statement:
          ” But but he did it too” .

          You Sinhala Supremacist apologists always try to change the subject away from GOSL’s atrocities to atrocities committed by others. You expect to be given a blank check to commit atrocities because some other nations committed atrocities. This is a bit like local gangsters demanding they not be held accountable because Rajapaksa are also stealing and intimidating.

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      Beboon,
      Excellent analysis! If you compared this to sexual violance around the world SL is a sheep. I am yet to see any credible evidence of any type of excessive violance the Tamil diaspora are talking about. I am open to any one to show first hand accounts of these ‘violance’. I would say 90% of accusations are false or unrelated to Tamil problem.

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      Why not tell us yr Real name Babboo ? !

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      Baboon,
      SL reports says average of 1800 reported rape cases per year, I don’t how you got your cumulative figures . Isn’t this mainly in Sinhalese areas? Even in Sinhalese areas, how many were not reported? How easy it is to a Tamil women to report a rape to mostly Sinhalese speaking police in NE? Another point for you….
      LTTE was officially declared as a terrorist group in most of western countries much before the same was done is SL.
      West has more legal cases and convicted more LTTE people than in SL itself. But SL Gov killed a lot of them though ..
      In SL how many legal proceedings and convictions against LTTE in the last 30 years ?
      Last year, VP’s long time Personal assistant/Private secretory was subject to SL jurisdiction and he was given ONLY 2 months imprisonment. What sort of law is this? just 2 months for VP’s closest ally. India captured those who involved in Rahul Gandhi assassination and charged them using law and convicted.. In SL, President Premadasa was killed, CBK was bombed in Colombo, did SL try to capture those involved, was there any legal proceedings.. Where is the law in SL? Rohan Wejeweera was murdered while in captivity, wasn’t he? Law???
      LTTE is a rebel group which used violence to fulfill their aim..
      SL Gov is democratically elected government, run by TAX form all citizens (when you or a Tamil/Muslim buy floor, sugar, onions, you pay TAX to gov)
      My end point is how do you compare (or ask UN to so) LTTE type rebellion group with a democratic Gov (??) which is a member of modern UN?

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      Tamils are a raped community.

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        And Fathima who was [Edited out]

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          Fathima Fukushima ,

          From your comments in these columns I can deduce that you are the result of rape. That may be why you condone rape.

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        So Fathima, since you do not look like an Aryan (as 99.9% of Sinhala don’t) you must be the product of rape for identifying with Aryan Linguistic identity. Meanwhile Tamils retain their indegenous roots.

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      Dear Ms. Yasmin Sooka

      “A new report named “An Unfinished War: Torture and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka, 2009 – 2014″ published today details evidence of ongoing sexual violence and torture in Sri Lanka – some as recent as February 2014 – from international human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) and The International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka.”

      “In a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he says that the report “gives the lie to the Sri Lankan government’s propaganda that it is reconciling with its former enemies.”

      1.) You are sadly mistaken to give the benefit of the doubt to the Sinhala Monk Mahanama “Buddhist” racists of Sri Lanka. By giving the benefit of the doubt, in the face of overwhelming evidence, show the ignorance and lack of commons sense and intelligence on your part. Even the Tamil Tigers were racist and they killed and ethnically cleansed Sinhala and Muslims, and the Tamils were then silent.

      2.) Amarasiri empathizes with Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler trying to convince the Catholic Church, that the Earth moves and rotates on its axis while going around the Sun, contrary to the teaching of the Church, the Monk Mahanama “Buddhism” living in the 16th century convincing the Catholic Church. How many dis the Inquisition kill? How many did the Monk Mahanama Sinhala “Buddhist” Racism Kill? How many did the Tamil Tigers kill? Ask the UN?

      3.) The core problem in Sri Lanka is Monk Mahanama Sinhala Racist “Buddhism”. They have used and bastardized the teachings of Buddha towards their self-interest and hegemony.

      Remember, how the Europeans, the Americans and White South Africans used Christianity to perpetuate Slavery and Racism. We have the same issue here in Sri Lanka.

      Call a spade, a spade, please.

      4. ) By the way, do you know the History? Given below is a summary for your information that has booth scientific and historical support. Now, you are getting somewhere, closer to the truth. The cause is Monk Mahanama Sinhala Buddhist Racism. Have you ever wondered why in Sri Lanka, there are hardly any Tamil Buddhists? It is also a fight by Buddhists against the Hindus. You can compare that to Christianity Vs, Judaism.

      Corrections:

      1.) Buddha is no Lord, No God. Just Buddha, a teacher, he had a philosophy, but threw in rebirth, after-life, Anatta, making Buddhism a religion. Irrespective of the definition of Aanatta, no-soul concept compared to the permanent soul, Athman, of Hinduism, this is after-life descriptions, and makes both Buddhism and Hinduism, Religions. Read the Jataka Stories of Buddhism, some pre-dates Buddhism. Of course, there are no Gods in Buddhism, unlike in Hinduisms claimed 330,000,000 Gods, but many Buddhists make Buddha to be a God or Lord, because Buddhists still want a God. Why Hindus worship so many gods and goddesses is a real mystery for most people.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gadadhara-pandit-dasa/the-33-million-demigods-o_b_1737207.html

      2. Good that you came closer to the truth now.
      The seeds were planted by Monk Mahnama Sinhala Buddhist Racism, in 5th Century AD, in the Mahawansa Imaginations. Want to read more? It is a Threat by the Sinhala Monk Mahanama “Buddhist” Racism that is practiced in SRI LANKA

      Deja Vu… have seen it before. 1958, 1983, 2009. Yes, this is a exposure of a Monk Mahanama lie. You need to look at one of the BIGGEST SINHALA BUDDIST lies. The Monk Mahanama Imaginations of Mahawansa. Given below is a summary of the real facts. Remember Somarama who killed SWRD. They were ALL Sinhala Mahanama “Buddhist” Racists . “Buddhist” because they are NOT Buddhist. They are racists. So we had a situation where the Paradeshis. the Para-Sinhala killing Para-Tamil based on Mahanama racism. That is NOT True Buddhism.

      This is what the True Natives, Native Veddas have to say about the Para- Sinhala and other Paras-, the Paradeshis or foreigners.

      1. All the above descriptions support the Sinhala and Tamil as Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil, like Para-deshi, Foreigners, as far a the Native Veddah are concerned, who walked at least 16,000 years ago when Lanka and India were connected by a land bridge as the sea levels were low. So, the Sinhala and Tamil Nationalism need to be identified as, Racism, Para-Sinhala Nationalism and Para-Tamil Nationalism. Monk Mahanama imaginations of Mahawansa need to be exposed and discarded. Why?

      Non- Confirmation bias of Mahawansa.

      Did Dr. Para-nawithana, the noted Sri Lankan Archaeologist believe the Imaginations of monk Mahanama of 5th Century such as:

      a) Grandfather of Para-Vijaya was a lion? Any DNA data in support of this imagination?

      b) Buddha visited Lanka three-times in 500 BC? any support for the Imagination.

      c) During one visit, Buddha left his giant footprint on top of Mount Samanala Kanda, “Adams Peak”. Did he fly by the Dandu Monera Yanthraya, Giant Bird, and parachute?

      d) The Veddah are the offspring of Para-Vijaya and Kuveni. Is there any DNA data to support this? No. Another Monk Mahanama Imagination.

      Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas — or Wanniya-laeto (‘forest-dwellers’) as they call themselves — preserve a direct line of descent from the island’s original Neolithic community dating from at least 16,000 BC and probably far earlier according to current scientific opinion.1 Even today, the surviving Wanniya-laeto community retains much of its own distinctive cyclic worldview, prehistoric cultural memory, and time-tested knowledge of their semi-evergreen dry monsoon forest habitat that has enabled their ancestor-revering culture to meet the diverse challenges to their collective identity and survival. Further reference: Here some credible data and reference of the genetic Admixture. The Native Veddah were the original inhabitants of the land, well before the foreigners, the parades-his, came from South India.

      http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/6/15923_space.html

      The Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations – [Reproduced here on a special request made by our LNP friend MURU, this article (web site) was first found by our friend MAGHA.] Friday, 15 June 2007 – 11:25 AM SL Time Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations Human Biology, by Kshatriya, Gautam Kumar Genetic Admixture. Table 9 presents the estimated values of admixture for the two hybrid populations (the Sinhalese and the Tamils) based on 13 polymorphic loci, fitting a trihybrid model using the ancestral frequencies shown in Table 10. (Tables 9 and 10 omitted).

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    What I have been saying is now reported by internationally respected people to the United nations.

    If I say these things going on the ground, the self-degignated moderates say that I am being an extremist and I am against reconciliation.

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who doesn’t fit the mold of an extremist, says the reconciliation in Sri Lanka is a lie.

    Truth is more powerful than the liars and their propaganda.

    Now let me hear what the ‘moderates’ like Dayan and other trolls say?

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      Where is Dayan Jayatilake, the greater defender of his former master, Mahinda Rajapakse, and the Sri Lankan state?

      Let’s hear what he has to say about this. Perhaps he may say it’s a load of rubbish, concocted by the LTTE rump?

      Truth is mighty Dayan, your hat tricks in Geneva are gone for good: Don’t gloat about your past, let’s talk about the present and the future of the MaRa junta and the decadent Sri Lankan state.

      After all your are a ‘moderate’ taking the middle path, even if the truth and justice is on one side, aren’t you?

      Let’s hear from the other moderates too: Are you going to say for the sake of reconciliation with the mass-murderers please don’t bring these unpleasant matters public, because they will do more in revenge?

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      Thiru,
      Why do you think Tutu is coming into the arena right at the UNHCR sessions are on? Why are these reports come out only when the UNHCR is in session? Has Tutu ever visited SL? Has Tutu had any discussion with the GOSL? Who gives information about Sri Lanka to him? If he is an impartial human right watch dog shouldn’t he at least have a visit and discussions with the GOSL? What actions has he taken for the human rights of the Sinhalese people when they were suicide murdered (over 70,000)by the brutal Tamil terror group? Isn’t this Tutu a biased farce who can’t be taken seriously?
      I need your answers to each of my question. If you don’t know the answers please don’t reply!

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        Eusense,

        You can say what you like, let’s wait and see if and when the international investigation materializes: You will still use the silly argument that the investigators are impartial or some other nonsense.

        The truth is so bitter to you that you can’t swallow it.

        The Sri Lankan regime today is full of pathological liars and cheaters.

        The king and emperor of Sri Lanka and Tamil Eelam is naked!

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          Thiru,
          Same type of reply;
          “Sri Lankan regime today is full of pathological liars and cheaters”,
          “truth is so bitter to you that you can’t swallow it”,
          “The king and emperor of Sri Lanka and Tamil Eelam is naked!”

          Why are you writing all this when I post about the report but haven’t stated anything about the GOSL?? You seem to hate the GOSL, sadly I am getting there too. But I feel the Tamil diaspora is lying and cheating more than the GOSL!

          No answers to any of my questions. I can’t take you seriously!

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            Eusense ,

            My answer to you is simple: By talking to GOSL, who are liars one will never get the truth: It is like asking a culprit the truth; definitely he will say no. That is why they have courts to find out the truth by other avenues and to dish out justice.

            Liars and cheaters can’t fool the world full of intelligent people!

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        Have you or anyone here visited Apartheid South Africa? Has anyone here visited pre Civil Rights American deep South?

        Assuming none of us have visited Aparhteid South Africa or the American South before the Civil Rights era, does that mean we can not form an opinion on how life was for Black people .

        When an article mentions David Cameroon or UK’s criticism of GOSL, some Sinhala posters here have commented on British colonial treatment of Lankans, yet none of you here would have lived through the heyday of British colonialism in South Asia.

        You GOSL supporters only make excuses for GOSL/Sinhala supremacy. It doesn’t matter how much evidence is puth forth, your genocidal mentality will always support GOSL.

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        Tutu´s counterparts (religious) in the country will have to add the way how these buggers destroyed those churches brutally.

        We the sinhala buddhist but anti BBS will also have to do the same job while the muslim srilanken would do their job too, the way how they have been brutally attacked by thugs even today.

        Minister of justice is finally awake though he kept quiet that long for his personal gains.

        Even if these pro Rajapakshe supporters reject these current kind of reports, but the pictures, videos came to light ascending from start of MR admin are clear to anyone with sanity to get the ground mechanims that have been applied by ruling barbarians against humanity of the country.

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    This is all about establishing Jus Cogens for transitioning the NE from SLA administration to a US/UK led international administration. Like many on this forum I thought that this transition needs to be through the UNSC. Now I’m not so sure. Come March 2015, when the investigation led by the OHCHR releases its report finding the GOSL guilty of crimes against humanity against the Tamil people, and that violations against human rights of the Tamils is ongoing, Jus Cogens would be established for military action to take over the NE. The US/UK can take this military action at any time of their choosing after March 2015. Remember, Russia did not do any investigation before taking possession of Crimea. It was basically Vladimir Putin unilaterally deciding that the Ukrainians had “Ill-treated” the Crimeans. However, in the NE, come March 2015, there would have been an international investigation sanctioned by the apex human rights body of the UN system of which Russia/China and India are a part of.
     
    A couple of things occurred last week which have raised the stakes for the future of the NE. The first of course is Russia, and just as importantly, India’s tacit approval of Russia’s behavior. The second is the hunt for this missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Even casual observers of the Indian Ocean would have now taken note of the geography of the ocean and in particular the positioning of the Andaman and Nicobar islands as almost a wall guarding entry the passage to the Malacca straits. The Japanese invaded and occupied Andaman and Nicobar during World War II for that reason. All of the supplies to Diego Garcia come through the Malacca Straits. Given the fact that India has been investing in building up its military assets in Andaman, it’s going to be crucial for the US/UK to have a base from which to keep an eye on Andaman and India in general.

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      India has it’s own problems. China has long claimed Arunchal Pradesh as Chinese territory ( their maps show it as such) and actually went to war once and the Indian army did NOT come out too well in that.
      Crimea does NOT quite equate with what is under discussion. Crimea was a part of Russia long before the USA began it’s existence (we all know how)and Catherine the Great had to wrest it back from the Ottomans. it has been their warm water port. Khruschev (a Ukrainian by birth ) handed it over to Ukraine for administrative purposes when the USSR existed, without the say so of the Crimeans. This has been corrected by Putin with their overwhelming approval.

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    Every little insignificant rat is making a living on a war that has ended, giving peace and prosperity to a nation that was besieged by one of the most brutal terrorist outfit that was ever known to mankind. Now this woman whose heart is bleeding for the human suffering all over the world has come out from the woodwork to bring to the attention of the world the sexual violence and torture that is going on in Sri Lanka. My question to this woman is how long have you lived in Sri Lanka before, during and after the war? What measures have you taken to verify your claims other than slavishly listing to the lies that are fed to you by the bogus refugees that are in the UK.

    Bebbon has clearly pointed out here how statistics can be cherry picked to support any claim or theory. There is no objective work done, such a proper analytically valid evaluation to determine whether there is proportionality higher number of incidences in the North compared to other parts of the country, correcting for population density, etc. The figures presented by Bebbon shows that rapes and violent crime in Sri Lanka has increased in the post war period. Also, if at least some of the stories reported in news media are true, it seems there is widespread rape, corruption and other crimes going on in Sri Lanka. The question is if we only pick the ones from the North and the East, then it would appear that these crimes are committed only against the tamils. Therefore, if you presented only half of the story to the international community, especially those who make a living on other people’s suffering, needless to say a whole new industry will spring up defending the human rights of an oppressed minority of Sri Lanka. However, if the complete story is told, then whole situation becomes much less appealing, as anyone with an average intelligence will realise what is going on in Sri Lanka, is really not a minority issue. Guess which part of the story that people like Yasmin Sooka, Pillay and Desmond Tutu would tell you?

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    Patriot,

    Your point of view is interesting and important for the Sri Lankan regime.

    The main imperial powers of today, the US, the EU, Russia, China and India have their ideas of exerting their power in the globe. Trincomalee port is a very valuable military asset just as Andaman and Nicobar islands are.

    The present interim rulers of Ukraine violated a cardinal rule in global power equation by leaning too fast towards the West too soon, and also by relegating the Russian language in Ukraine. The result is history just like Kosovo and the Russian speaking regions of Georgia.

    Sri Lankan rulers since independence have also shown this Ukraine-like weakness with their Machiavellian politics of putting the West and India against China and ill treating Tamils: Under the present rulers it has taken a turn to the worse.

    Sri Lankan rulers need to remember that in the Indian Ocean it is India and the West that hold the sway: China and Russia are far away in their influence.

    Sri Lanka needs to realize that they are a pawn in the imperial games, and shouldn’t make the same mistake the LTTE made.

    Accommodate Tamils’ aspiration or face the consequences which may not be pleasant.

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    I have taken the time to read this report. The experience was shocking and mind numbing. The question that arose in my mind was, what if such things had happened to me or my near and dear? The next question was, can all these narratives be true, in view of the fact that they are asylum seekers, who had to have a believable tale to succeed.

    Beyond these reactions, I feel the individual narratives and the patterns they point to, require comprehensive and believable investigations in Sri Lanka, under circumstances designed to elicit more evidence from similar victims and possibly members of the armed forces. To be credible such investigations should have an external input. This cannot be avoided in the current circumstances.

    Rejecting this report outright or trying to deny possibilities, is not the way to go. If even one person is proven to have suffered such at the hands of the armed forces or their affiliates,post-war, that person deserves justice as a citizen of Sri Lanka and of this world.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      RN,

      You have to sing for your supper, go and write these in Asian Tribune,
      that is the forum for you sponsored and funded by Sri Lanka regime.

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        Thiru,

        I am sure the discerning readers know who is singing for whom, irrespective of whether there is supper on offer or not.
        Do not descend to low levels, when you cannot counter arguments in a rational manner. What do you dispute in my comment? Is it the possibility of asylum seekers lying, I have alluded to? Have you forgotten that there were many who sought asylum in Canada, claiming that they had assassinated Alfred Duraiappa! Have you forgotten theTamil asylum seekers who stripped themselves naked at Heathrow airport! Is it not true that many also claimed asylum citing LTTE harassment and atrocities? How many of these stories were true? There are many facets to a story that have to be reckoned. Your partisan and blinkered approach will not help in the current circumstances.

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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          I clearly see your desperation to cast the doubt on this report by pretending to play a sensible intelectual role. It is true, there were people who abused the tamils situation to get asylum in western countries. But that shouldnt be used to mask the true nature of this ‘democratic’ governments atroctices on tamils.
          The suffering and tourtures people have gone through are far more severe than what all these people have experinced, this is just a small sample of that. Those tourtures are being deliverd with absoutle hatredness and impunity.
          Its obvious to every one that there is no mechanism to report and there is no credible structue, even for a sinhala civilian of this country.
          Its 5 years since LTTE no longer in this country why are they still being arested and tortured? why the government trying to paint the picture that LTTE is trying to emerge?
          You are not helping the country as a whole and obviously not the tamils.

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      Narendran,
      Do you know or heard of any documented data on crimes exclusively on Tamils?
      You emotionally state “The question that arose in my mind was, what if such things had happened to me or my near and dear? “. A valid question I guess, but I feel you are being selfish on this one! Your question was my exact question too, when the LTTE terrorists were suicide murdering people of the south. You know, people in the south had no UNHRC, Tutu, Navi Pillay, Praveen or even people like you and Vedda who wrote nothing to stop the LTTE mayhem. The Sinhalese had to just, I guess grin and bear it! Do you think it is reasonable for the UNHRC to go after the LTTE remnants and everybody else who supported and funded this mayhem?

      Regarding your comment “To be credible such investigations should have an external input. ” I do not think we need external inputs. Why? we are not intellectually challenged than anybody else. The TNA went to UNHRC on their own complaints showing their strength. Why don’t they sit down with the GOSL and decide on a impartial panel to investigate these “crimes” against Tamils?
      With regard to this report, sadly there is no credibility here. First, all this type of reports surface right at the time of UNHRC sessions. They all repeat the same accusation over and over and now such reports have become a joke. The author and Tutu has not even had any discussions with the GOSL. From where do they get all this information to make their conclusions? It has to be from the diaspora which funded the terror group LTTE. What do you expect them to say? All these show it is a biased report with no useful value.

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        even if you asked Dr. N, I am telling you what I watched on the web. THere was a youtube program in which EU journalist had been reporting how the soldiers continue with rape and torture in the post war nothern soils. I really dont think that the report is biased.

        Rejection of this kind reports can only worsen the future situation of the nation.

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        Nonsense eusense,

        “Do you know or heard of any documented data on crimes exclusively on Tamils?”

        This is just one incident. There are thousands like this.
        http://www.jdslanka.org/index.php/2012-01-30-09-31-17/reflections/169-chencholai-in-image-and-words-a-personal-account

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          Anpu,
          You are linking to someone who wrote this article in 2006 about a single incidence that happened. Even if this is authentic, this is the time the LTTE was murdering innocent civilians all over the south. The Gov. duty is to response to these suicide bombings. The LTTE cowards even at that time used innocent civilians as shields to attack the DFSL. These are its consequences. Didn’t the LTTE know what happens when they resort to violence?

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        Eusense,

        1. I have felt the same sentiments, when I witnessed a JVP activist tied to a military vehicle was dragged at high speed on the road opposite the railway station in 1971 , the killings that took place during the second JVP Insurrection in 1989 and the LTTE killings of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims civilians over a protracted period. I cringed when I heard the screens of the teenager suspected of looting by house in 1977, had his head banged against a wall. Murders of Tamil civilians committed by the armed forces outside the context of an active war, also fall within this context. For me they were all crimes against humans and humanity.

        Please note that I have also said that the veracity of the victims mentioned in the current report has to be investigated.

        2. I do not trust any government in Sri Lanka to conduct any investigation honourably and publish reports for public scrutiny. The Sansoni Commission report on the 1977 riots was never published. The APRC report is yet to be officially published. The same could be said of the Welikada jail incident report. Why has the SL government not held a public inquiry yet on the matters being raised in Geneva?

        Further, why is the Human Rights Council investigation in to our human rights and related issues being considered an unwanted intrusion, when the World Bank and IMF dictate terms to us in economic matters?

        Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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          The reason why GOSL has not conducted a credible inquiry into all these numerous allegations of atrocities, corruption, media blockades and so forth is because we the citizens do not impress upon the government to fulfill these obligations.

          For the most part, majority of people in this country have far more bread and butter issues of their own to sort out than worry about human rights violations of questionable people or 15% cut a minister received out of some huge project.

          Now there is a loud cry for accountability in the North. The people in the South are not averse to accountability. However, they have little or no respect for many Tamil politicians and activists crying for accountability. So this call doesn’t resonate much in the south.

          Same goes for media. When media engages in uncouth journalism, when they get hit by the government again people do not react though we must recognize that as violating media freedom. When other issues are sorted out, a time will come the people start thinking about these things and demanding more from the government.

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          Narendran,
          I am happy to hear that you care about all races in Sri Lanka. You say ” Murders of Tamil civilians committed by the armed forces outside the context of an active war, also fall within this context.”. This imply that armed forces are all out to kill Tamils. Can you indicate where and when that happened? A riot, and an attack on Tamils was always preceded by some kind of killings, suicide murdering or breaking the law by some Tamil groups against the Sinhalese. Though I do not endorse this in any form, a minority of Sinhalese will indulge in this type of activity. I would like to stress that even the LTTE was a minority of Tamils who tried to use violence for what ever they wanted to achieve.

          Not trusting the gov. is your prerogative. But there is a majority who believe otherwise, I being one. That is why I wrote the TNA should negotiate with the Gov. to choose a panel that both sides agree. Tamils bypassing this type of options and going direct to international entities do not leave a good taste for anyone. I feel Tamils should get rid of mistrust and avoid being on the offensive if to get things done. You talk about 1977. What options did the Sinhalese have at that time? Did any Tamil politicians talk about that? Hope you know about the financial melt down that happened in 2009 in the US. So many home owners lost their homes due to a massive scale corruption in Wall Street. So many home owners committed suicide, millions lost their jobs, banks/businesses went bankrupt and even today the US is struggling to recover. Everybody knows who the culprits and architects of this melt down is. But until today the US gov. has not even had an investigation let alone punishing them. So, what do you expect from any Gov?? Look how corrupt Indian, Tamil Nadu Gov. are? Tell me any gov. in the world which is squeaky clean!

          You ask, “why is the Human Rights Council investigation in to our human rights and related issues being considered an unwanted intrusion, when the World Bank and IMF dictate terms to us in economic matters?”
          First, HRC has not taken any action or initiative to look into human rights and related issues of the US, UK and the coalition who had a war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Do you feel for Iraqi and Afghan people’s human rights? or you don’t care about them?
          I am surprised you being a learned person (using Dr) asked about the World Bank! A poor country like us has to depend on loans from the WB. What kind of a fool will not listen to them as long as the money is rolling in?

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            Eusense,

            I do not see a reason for me to repeat history that is common knowledge. Please, google for the information you seek and you will have loads of reliable reports. I will however cite two samples:

            1. The murders committed on the night JR ordered Brigadior Tissa Weeratunge to clear Jaffna of terrorism. Several young men were killed, their bodies skinned and thrown on the Pannai causeway, as a lesson to the Tamils on what awaits them.

            2. The rape and murder of Krishanthi Kunarasamy and the murders of her mother and brother.

            I am reminded of the wise words, ‘ It is easy to show the way to a real blind man, but difficult to do so for someone who pretends to be blind’.

            Dr.RN

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              Narendran,
              1. You confirmed my earlier statement on repercussions of terrorism on tamils. Why did JR ordered to ‘clear jaffna from terrorism’?? That is the very reason I condemn violence.

              2. How many more such murders happened against Tamils that you can site?

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                The chicken laid the egg. The egg became the chicken. Which came first? The chicken or the egg?

                We will never get the answer you seek to sooth your conscience or justify your genuine lack of understanding with this analogy.

                The best way to explain the situation is to say: a nasty cock raped a timid hen and fertilised her egg, and the egg hatched to become a very nasty chicken. The cock managed to destroy his nasty offspring with much effort and matching or greater nastiness.

                The nasty old cock yet wants to screw the now not so timid, but featherless and much pecked hen. But she is running around day and night making a lot of cackling noise that is disturbing the neighbourhood. If the cock succeeds in raping the not so timid hen and fertilises her egg, it will probably hatch into an unimaginably nasty chicken.

                How will this cock and hen ( not cock and bull !) story ends is best left to be divulged by the future, unless we learn how to prevent another rape, without killing the cock or the hen.

                Dr.RN

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      They should be thoroughly investigated under penalty of perjury. Not only criminals but liars too need to be held accountable. Will they agree to such an investigation with the same enthusiasm displayed in these testimonies?

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      Yes you may be right, all these narrative are true ?

      If not all at least few of them should be true or not ?

      They are all cant be stammered stories.

      The very same was reported by several other jouranlists interviewing at least few of the victimized women at the time they paid visits to nothern areas (former war torn areas).

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    The point here is that live witnesses have placed their account in
    black & white – the Authorities have something to start inquiring into
    and NOT comparing it with statistical data quoted or complaints not made
    against IPKF.
    The present scenario is justifiably supported by a diaspora which has
    to stand by its community first, whereas such pressure was not made
    in Louise Arbors time.

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      Punchi,
      Who are these live witnesses? Why do these “live” witnesses speak “black and white” only to Sooka, Tutu, Chanel 4, Macrea, Tamil diaspora etc.? I have read data collection methodologies of report after report of this kind to find out who these witnesses are or where they were interviewed etc. Except for one AI report which says data from asylum seekers in the west others do not give any info. How can anyone take these reports seriously and initiate an investigation????

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        How many more days you would be able to stay in this mode is questionaable, with sharp critics towards MR administration is becoming contrast to entire world.

        Anyone with sanity would not disagree with war crime investigation based on transparency and acocuntability.

        Rejection and denial of any critics further strenghten the view that IC has to agree pro such independent investigation rather than going to be contra. Lack of powerful guys being appointed by MR regime to articulate the facts and figures from the govt side is what all and sundry feels these days.

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    Sooka

    This is an outrageous, unconscionable effort by a biatch to help enemies of reconciliation in Sri Lanka. No doubt incidents of sexual violence against women do take place in Sri Lanka like all over the world. The number of cases may be slightly more than the average due to the fact Sri Lanka is emerging after a 30-year brutal war. It is still unacceptable and needs to be condemned, but in no way can you justify an all out effort to derail post war recovery and reconciliation.

    Remember in October 2009 the shady Hillary Clinton had to eat her words after parroting LTTE disinformation about rape as a weapon in the Sri Lankan war: “The United States, responding to protests from Sri Lanka over remarks by Secretary of State, said it had no recent evidence of women being raped while in Sri Lankan government custody. In a letter signed by Melanne Verveer, ambassador at large for global women’s issues at the State Department said that ‘in the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 … we have not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict area around the world.'”

    You ambulance-chasing-lawyer Sooka, you should be held accountable for your misguided hate mongering against the people of Sri Lanka. Don’t try to rekindle violence in Sri Lanka by contributing through your ignorance to last ditch efforts to save the faltering theories romanticizing third world fascists simply because they belong to minority communities. Enough of victimhood politics already.

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    The Truth and Justice project and the human rite activist in the NE should be banned in Sri lanka until further notice. when the important decision at the UNHRC is due , these so called rites groups trying their very best to bring down the entire country to achieve their Hellenist goal. Sri lanka should ban these NGOs till further notice. Diaspora money is talking in most of the reports in CT..

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      Halt

      “these so called rites groups trying their very best to bring down the entire country”

      You are doing fantastically well, you don’t need right group to do it for you.

      “Diaspora money is talking in most of the reports in CT..”

      Would you too like to have a share of Diaspora money?

      Please apply in writing to Kali, Maveeran,………. and those who fund these NGOs. Perhaps NGO Dayan could be of assistance.

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    Evidence is piling up against the SL military and more and more international figures are joining up with the forces opposing the Rajapaksa regime. With evidence like these it is imperative that the barbaric SL military should be removed from the north and east for the protection of tamils, especially tamil women and children.

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    See who is talking on Pres. Rajapakse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh0gzNZfEOI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to8kjhlPyM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9-s-ZxwkSg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77wJESU1Gw

    If Rajapakses could do this to their own sinhala people, what not could they do to Minority people.

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    The bestiality visited upon captive women is unbeleivable.
    Some of the perpetraters appear to be officers.
    We have an army which satisfies its lust on helpless captive women.
    The notherners and easteners are under the jackboot of this army,and the southerners are now beginning to ‘taste’ its brutality.
    The BHRC has bared the truth internationally.

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    Yasmin Sooka is a reputable lawyer and a human right activist. Idiots like Beboon are commenting, why talk about rape in the occupied north when rape is seen all over the country. What a disgraceful idiot will say this.It is even more disgraceful that there is rape occurring with impunity under the present government.I am glad that at least Yasmin Sooka is taking action to stop this disgraceful crime which has become a past time among our armed personnel.

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    Dear Ms Yasmin Sooka,

    “I was a member of the The Panel of Experts appointed by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to look into accountability for the final stages of the war”

    That was an excerpt from an article you wrote on 4 Nov 2013 more than an year ago.

    You went on to say that “The Panel rejected with utter certainty the notion that the Sri Lankan Military mounted a “humanitarian rescue” and that the war was conducted with “zero civilian casualties”.

    I agree with you that the Zero civilian casualty was a foolish verbal statement but you were more foolish to harp on that, because you cannot point to any war with Zero Civilian casualties anywhere in the world. But what is salient in the above statement is you utter it in the same breadth as you “Utter Certainty” comment.

    I would invite you to view the “Last Phase”, a documentary of over 50 minutes, sans actors. It is mostly narrated in Tamil as it is the Tamil victims who does the narration. Fortunately it is subtitled in English and Tamil.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmn4ubPy5A&list=UUBdzG33nDUhi5bc_Ljj9VfA

    There are no actors, no unidentifiable narrators hiding in the darkness, no subterfuge and most importantly no planted liars like Ms Vani Kumar. All the Tamil victims who narrate their experiences are identified, in stark contrast to the Separatist and CH4 propaganda.

    Now please explain how the UN panel led by Mr Darusman came to this UTTER CERTAINTY?

    Dear Ms Yasmin Sooka

    Here is an extract from the report that you and the Darusman panel wrote.

    1. Using civilians as a human buffer

    237. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions: Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area. (With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

    End Extract

    The Italicized bold text is a BLATANT LIE and a BRAZEN Corruption of International Law. You have exposed your bias and lost all credibility.

    Note the sub heading used. Rule 97 of the customary IHL is titled Human Shields not human buffer. Darusman report redefines the Human Shield as a human buffer.

    You have willfully corrupted International Law to ABSOLVE the LTTE and their Financiers such as the TGTE of Rudrakumaran and Usha S Sriskander raja etc, GTF, BTF etc.

    Hence you and the Panel should be investigated first and foremost, before anything else, because the LTTE is an extremely Rich organization that has no qualms about bribery.

    The Actual IHL of the ICRC is as follows

    The ICRC states

    1. the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia qualified physically securing or otherwise holding peacekeeping forces against their will at potential NATO air targets, including ammunition bunkers, a radar site and a communications center, as using “human shields”

    There is no requirement of DELIBERATE MOVEMENT as pronounced by you and your UN Panel.

    The ICRC further states

    2. It can be concluded that use of human shields requires an intentional co-location of military objectives and civilians or persons hors de combat with the specific intent of trying to prevent the targeting of those military objectives. (http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter32_rule97)

    A human Shield does not require movement of civilians to military targets but CO-LOCATION of civilians and targets. Which is what the LTTE did.

    Today you talk about Rape, Sexual Violence and what not but the question is has the LTTE RUMP got to you and the UN Panel? Have you lost your impartiality and Credibility in the process.

    Do you have an explanation Madam?

    Kind Regards
    OTC

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    “The door to where the women were kept was slightly open. I saw
    a female cadre lying on her back on the floor. She was totally
    naked. I clearly saw a soda bottle shoved inside her vagina. Her
    arms were spread out wide, as were her legs.”

    I wonder how our native veddha who was crying uncontrollably when seeing female army recruits being caned on their bums,would have felt if he had seen this in a video.Probably would have died of grief.

    The best joke is the UN is not bothered about such things happening.The UN resolution has been rephrased to investigate only for the period 2002 -2009.So soda bottle is out.What is the point of going back to 2002.It would have been better to have 2005 to 2012 instead.

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    Sooka is presented as a ‘human rights activist’. It turns out that she is ‘NGO’ employee, and an NGO funded by the EU. Read Rajiv’s comments

    http://mg.co.za/article/2014-03-31-sri-lanka-living-in-fear-of-the-white-vans

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