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Canada Concerned By Sri Lanka’s Inclusion Of Canadians On Terrorist List

“We are concerned by the Government of Sri Lanka’s listing of 16 entities and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorist activities, including some with ties to Canada.” said the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today.

John Baird

John Baird

Issuing statement they said; “Sri Lanka’s action has no legal effect in Canada: it does not constrain the freedom of listed groups and individuals to lawfully express their views in Canada. However, Canadians targeted by this list could be subject to possible questioning, detention or arrest by authorities in Sri Lanka.

“Diaspora communities play an important role in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation process. This action by the Sri Lankan government could further hinder progress on reconciliation. While we may share concerns about some of those listed, we remind the Government of Sri Lanka that it must ensure any measure taken to combat terrorism complies with its obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law.

“The Government of Canada remains committed to combatting all forms of terrorism. Under the provisions of the Criminal Code, Canada included the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on its list of terrorist entities in 2006 and added the World Tamil Movement to the list in 2008.”

Backgrounder – Canada’s Ongoing Support for Human Rights in Sri Lanka

Canada has been a vocal advocate for improved human rights in Sri Lanka, as well as post-conflict reconciliation and accountability. Unfortunately, Canada has received little assurance that the Government of Sri Lanka is serious about addressing these issues. While obvious progress has been made in physical reconstruction, demining and other areas, the Sri Lankan government has not taken comprehensive action on many of the recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Canada has strongly supported resolutions by the United Nations and the Commonwealth condemning the Sri Lankan government’s lack of action on reconciliation and the country’s disturbing slide in human rights.

Canada continues to call on the Government of Sri Lanka to implement fully the recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and to respect human rights and the rule of law. Canada also continues to express concerns over human rights abuses and violations in Sri Lanka, including arbitrary detentions and reprisals against activists.

Canada will continue to pursue these issues through bilateral and multilateral channels and to offer appropriate assistance to Sri Lanka.

Related posts;

Gota Banned CTC Urges Interested Parties To Review The Judgement Against Rohan Gunaratna

Gota’s Banning Gazette Contains List Of 16 Tamil Diaspora Orgs And 424 Individuals

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    Excellent.
    The US, UK and EU and above all India should publicly declare the same position.

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      Dr. Kumar David,

      US has admitted today LTTE International is still very much in operation. How do you think SL should deal with that?

      I agree we need good governance, a serious look at fundamental grievances of Tamil minority etc. Full implementation of the LLRC to begin with.

      Even if you do all of the above LTTE International will not cease to exist. As they are an entity with an unusually ambitious racist agenda.

      Cheers!

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        DEAR COLOMBO TELEGRAPH… WHO ARGUES FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN SRI LANKA.. YET.. SELECTIVELY PUBLISH ONLY THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF SRI LANKA, YET NO ONE WILL DISPUTE THE TRUTH AND I MEAN THE ENTIRE TRUTH.. YET HOW COLOMBO TELEGRAPH FAILS TO PUBLISH THIS RECENT NEWS BY THE USA STATE DEP..

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        US State Dept 2013 Terrorism Report Says”LTTE International Network Persists”and that”LTTE Members or Supporters are Operating in Sri Lanka and India”.
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        SO CMB TELEGRAPH HAS A AGENDA.. YET THIS SAME NEWS BY THE USA CONTRADICTS THAT LTTE EMBASSY KNOWN AS CANADA. SO MUCH FOR A FAIR AND BALANCED VIEW. STILL CMB IS WILLING TO PUBLISH ANY CRACK-POT ANTI LANKAN ARGUMENT, YET CLAIMS ON ITS WEBSITE (IN JOURNALISM TRUTH IS A PROCESS) A JOKE WHEN THE TRUTH IS SELECTIVE.. IF NOT WHY HAVE YOU NOT PUBLISHED THE US STATE DEP REPORT RE: Terrorism Report Says”LTTE International Network Persists”… why deny this ‘TRUTH’ to your readers???? Over To U Dear Editor CMB (IN JOURNALISM TRUTH IS A PROCESS)

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        Even if LTTE is active overseas, do you wonder for a minute why anyone would support it after all the atrocities LTTE committed? The reason is simple, after the war, Tamils and Sinhalese all over Sri Lanka thought that we were going to have a peaceful Sri Lanka. From what we are seeing now, even the peace loving Buddhist Priest have turned thugs and rule and order is down the drain. NO solution has been provided to the ethnic issue. Why are you surprised that people would now not support LTTE? The regime will keep LTTE alive even if its not alive just to hoodwink the masses for their own benefit.

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          Park,

          A possible solution.

          People who love this country should deal with both LTTE International and cunning Rajapassa Clan with the same vengence.

          Cheers!

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      Day dreamer

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      Is that why it is banned for Emmanuel to enter India?

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    Dear John

    Who cares you concern or not, keep them in your country, don’t send them to SL even for holiday then we know what to do ,if you want more votes we can send few more boats to your country, please let us know

    Regards

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    What is most important is that those listed are only affected if they ever try to visit SL. Questions raised are;

    The GOSL is told by western nations that some elements in the army committed war crimes and those alleged perps ought to be investigated. Now the GOSL is telling a western nation that alleged terrorists are upto no good. Will the western nation practice what it preaches and investigate the accused or simply ignore allegation on the basis that these are CANADIANS, so they can’t be perps?

    By saying that these persons are not involved does it mean that CSIS has already investigated these persons?

    It is very hard/impossible for these groups to bring about ethnic reconciliation in SL all the way from Canada. It even harder when reconciliation is needed between Singhalese and Thamils and all these organizations have only focused on the Tamil side of the equation. where is the reach out?

    If anything these CDN organizations ought to focus on the polarization in the Sri Lankan diaspora. In the west, where there is no evil GOSL, Tamils and Singhalese never get on, unless it is a old boys/girls association of a Colombo school.

    The CDN govt should not be so cavalier in dismissing these allegation.

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      Already the INTERPOL is looking for some of them. They will not be able to raise their heads above the parapet wall. Canadian action will be recognised by Sri Lanka and whenever possible be reciprocated. Canada is NOT the first country to protect terrorists from abroad. The UK is well known to do so as Straw used to say ” they have committed no crime here “.

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    John Baird

    Canada Concerned By Sri Lanka’s Inclusion Of Canadians On Terrorist List

    Do you mean Canadians cannot be Terrorists? How come?

    Sri Lanka is full of them. LTTE Terrorists, Sinhala Buddhist terrorists, Sinhala Monk Terrorists etc. So, when they end of Canada, they are still terrorists.

    Even the Parliamentarians in Sri Lanka are Terrorists, including many elected members. In fact, a group of them raped a Britisher, and killed her boyfriend.

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      Jihadi Amaraya is the no 1 terrorist.

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        Why do you hate this Jesuit so much? He does only what his mightier pen is yearning.

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          Volt Air

          You ask mechanic,( and Avtars) about Amarasiri, and you say:

          “Why do you hate this Jesuit so much? He does only what his mightier pen is yearning.”

          It could be a number of reasons, and will list them, Truth hurts.

          1. Exposing the various Avtaras or tags of mechanic such as , el-kolla, Lorenzo, Jim Swifty, I am no muslim etc.

          2. Exposing the Myths of the above Avtars.

          3. Showing by DNA and geological analysis, that the Avtars are Paras, Paradeshis, Foreigners, in the land of the Native Veddah.

          4. Exposing the Double Standards, which the above Avtars subscribe to.

          5. Exposing the likelihood that many of the above Avtars have been abused in their younger days like the child given below, especially, el-kolla, the boy.

          6. The Avtars do not like Egalitarian Agnostics. They want Blind Myth followers, like the followers of Monk Mahanama.

          Child Abuse by a Monk in Habaraduwa

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

          Uploaded on May 29, 2010
          She sent her grandson to school with the idea of providing him with proper education to make him a good person. The Buddhist monk in charge of the temple asked her to send the child to the temple and she sent him there because they were poor. There was no possibility for them to pay the money for tuition fees. That was the reason why they sent the boy to the temple school.When the child began to refuse going to the temple school so adamantly, grandmother had to look for the reason. It was then only that she discovered that the child who was sent to learn good behavior, ethics and Buddha’s Dharma from the monk had in fact been abused by the monk.

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        mechanic, ela kolla and avatars,

        Did you return to Habaraduwa? A Monk in Habaraduwa gives proper education.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

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    Indians and Sri Lankans are not ruling the world, but the West. The racist Rajapaksa regime is dreaming to fool the diaspora who have established well in the West. I never supported the LTTE and my name is not in the Gazette. Why the Rajapaksa regime has refused to accept my dual citizenship? The answer is very clear “Sri Lanka is rule by racist regime.” Not only me, there are many Tamils in the same situation; we were born as Tamils that was the only crime we committed. The regime’s ignorance, stupidity and arrogance will cost the country. It is underestimating the West and diaspora. Remember, the West defeated Germans, Japanese and all most Russians too. Having economic success doesn’t mean guaranteed superpower status. Ruling the world is beyond economic success. Chinese, Indians, and the other Asians do not have what it takes to rule the world for another 100-300 years. After many generations it may possible for the Asians to rule the world; if the future generations are smart enough to understand the value of unity. Germany and Japan were very successful, but Germany was bombed twice and two atomic bombs were dropped in Japan. That was it, those two countries surrendered unconditionally. And those two countries can’t declare war on any country; because their constitutions do not allow it. In fact, if those two countries don’t have such constitutions the West wouldn’t have allowed them to come-up.

    The West is extremely powerful and constantly trying to divide the other parts of the world to keep its power. The West has gone through the First and Second World Wars without having to counterattack any other superpowers dividing them. How in this earth the East is going to unite while we have dangerous leaders in Asia to keep the divisions for their power, and the powerful West is constantly dividing us to keep their white supremacy? I really don’t think we can fight against the West and our foolish leaders. Therefore, the East becoming a powerful region is questionable. The Western countries have been helping the Tamils when the Sinhalese thugs kicked them out from their birth places. And the Indians who created the civil war and made them refugees don’t even treat them equally. According to PUCL, there are at least 120,000 refugees in Tamil Nadu’s open and special camps. Most of them are under surveillance in Tamil Nadu in exchange for basic survival in general camps.

    Ironically, the number of people who have been in the special camps for more three years without legal representation is not known in the largest democratic country. The open camps are with restriction of movement. People can go out for work after three levels of police clearance. The special camp inmates don’t have the meagre facilities that prisoners in regular jails do like parole, remissions, visits of relatives and friends, work with wages and access to a library. The Sri Lankan Tamils are falsely accused as deadly LTTE and they were locked in the special camps, however these inmates had no criminal cases against them; inmates are heavily guarded by the armed forces and the police. In some cases, when they were released through judicial orders whether by way of acquittal or securing bail, the Tamil Nadu police invoked the Foreigners Act to imprison them. This Act permits the state and the central government to lock up foreigners in these high-security prisons; euphemistically called special camps and to throw away the key and forget them.

    The Tamil Nadu’s special camps are India’s Guantanamo Bay; but many people know little or nothing about it, especially the Tamil diaspora. PUCL has been demanding that these special camps be closed as they constitute a huge human rights abuse. The unwell inmates had been deprived of proper food and healthcare. Nearly 80% of the criminal cases against the inmates end up in acquittals but by that time they have already spent about four years in special camps. Children born in India whose one parent is a Tamil from Tamil Nadu can get citizenship; if both parents are Sri Lankan then children do not get Indian citizenship. The refugees have been in Tamil Nadu for 30 years; 90% of them still haven’t got citizenship. The Tamils who live in Canada are enjoying the refugees’ rights. Almost the same numbers of Sri Lankan Tamils reside in India as foreigners under the Foreigners’ Act. This is the democracy of the world’s largest democratic country. The other Asian countries didn’t do that much for the Tamils either. The subcontinent has the dangerous leaders. The other Asian countries leaders are not far off from those dangerous Subcontinent leaders. Since I started Asia Unites not even one Asian bothered to contribute even one dollar to unite Asia. Almost one year has gone; but no response from anyone. It says a lot about the West’s power to undermine the unity among others, and the Asians’ dangerous mind-set, and their desired ideology to keep the divisions among themselves. The Asians’ actions are telling me that they are not meant to live equally or above the West; but born to live under the West. By the way the West has removed our website from the google search (www.asiaunites.com)

    Tamils knew that the UNHRC’s resolution would be favourable to them. Why would they do anything silly to undermine the international community’s support? Gobi has been hiding for years, but could not wait for a week? According to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s drama, Gobi somehow managed to hide himself for years, but came into the action just a week before the voting of the UNHRC. If you believe that you would believe anything. Intellectuals know that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa orchestrated the drama to arrest the human rights activists to hide the truth, and also to push the UNHRC’s voting against the resolution by diverting the international community’s attention from war crime investigation and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. The regime brought the LTTE fear factor to increase the votes from the Provincial Council election as well, but that didn’t work. Mr Rajapaksa is trying hard to fool the international community to justify the military presence in the North and East. However, his action won’t give that much leverage for the Rajapaksas to manoeuvre internationally in the future. Now the Gota’s drama concludes with lives have been lost. The regime has no remorse for killing thousands of innocent people; killing few more people is nothing to them. The most dangerous regime can fool Sinhalese, but not the world. I am sure the Tamil diaspora knows that taking arms again will not serve anyone’s purpose. Banning the Tamil diaspora groups by the Rajapaksa regime was to undermine the proposed UN’s war crimes investigation. I believe that the Rajapaksa regime had India’s blessings to ban the Tamil diaspora groups; once again New Delhi became a partner in crime. The Rajapaksas can only survive by bringing back the LTTE fear factor. And divert the attention to somewhere else. Otherwise they have no grounds to survive after the UN’s war crimes investigation. Nevertheless, the world is too smart, and it won’t fall into the Rajapaksas’ dramas.

    When I hear Sri Lankan leaders’ actions and speeches I feel sorry for the people, because they are far off from the West’s powerful minds. The Rajapaksa regime fails to understand the difference between the well informed world citizens and fooled Sri Lankan citizens who have been fighting since 1948. The regime can win local votes by fooling its own people, but not the world. The country’s international credibility will continue to go backward, and place the country in a disaster. The worse is yet to come for Sri Lanka. It will get ugly for the Rajapaksa brothers; if the regime initiates its own domestic enquiry or international mechanism to investigate charges of war crimes and human rights violations in Sri Lanka. Therefore, the regime will not investigate the war crimes at all, but will bring back the LTTE fear factor to hold on to its power. If it does not work; it will take the North Korea’s path to keep its power. The foolish regime didn’t plan wisely to addresses the issues during and after the war. Inability to deal with the Tamils’ issues and India were the main reasons for the war, yet the regime has not addressed those main issues since the end of war in 2009. Therefore, the worse is yet to come for Sri Lankans. I have written a detail letter to the Indian government why the Rajapaksa regime must be removed sooner than later. I will forward the letter to the newly elected government after the India’s election.

    Sri Lankans have been fighting since the independence, the Rajapaksa regime has the least educated ministers in its cabinet in the history of Sri Lanka. It has killed more people than any other government at any given time in the history of Sri Lanka. The Rajapaksa regime is corrupted; the Rajapaksa family got huge commissions on the China’s development projects. The regime has increased drug trafficking in Sri Lanka and Asia. The Rajapaksa regime’s policies have increased the teenage pregnancy and sexual abuses against children. The regime has been distorting economic data to fool the locals and the international community. I can go-on forever about this regime. China backs the Sri Lankan government in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. “We believe in the Sri Lankan people’s wisdom and capacity to handle their own affairs.” – Foreign Minister Wang Yi. China does not value India’s, Japan’s, and other South East Asian countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, but safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. This is nothing but duplicity of the Chinese communist party. The reality is the Chinese communist party is pretending that the Rajapaksa regime is smart, but using the Rajapaksa regime for its dangerous moves in the Indian Ocean. The Chinese communist party isn’t going to influence the South Asia, or expand its wings in the South Asia by supporting the Rajapaksa regime. It will backfire on the Chinese communist party.

    The Sri Lankan, Indian, Japanese and Chinese leaders must watch carefully their ignorance towards Tamils, because the Tamils will become the representative of the West in South Asia; as Jews became the representative of the West in the Middle East. Tamils have established themselves well in the Western Countries. Politically speaking, Tamils are far smarter than when they were in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s. Sri Lanka and India need Tamil diaspora to maintain peace and prosperity in South Asia. The South Asian leaders will regret; if they ever want to use Tamils as puppets for their interests or toys for their entertainments. My message to India’s future Prime Minister Modi is very clear. Supporting the racist Rajapaksas will lead to a disaster in South Asia. Tamils aren’t anyone’s toys anymore. If you fool the Tamils you will be fooling yourselves. You can’t fool all the Tamils all the time. You will regret; if you paint all the Tamils with the same brush which you had used to paint Prabhakaran.

    The world must know one important thing; we are not dwelling in the past. What we face in Sri Lanka real discriminations. We are not living in illusion. I have been to Sri Lanka in 2012. As a Tamil I couldn’t even get local tickets to see the tourist places; the staff refused to sell local tickets to me even though I showed evidence that I was born in Sri Lanka. Mr K Shanmugam is a Tamil; he is a Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law in Singapore. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam is the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore. They are having high-profile positions in the Singaporean government, because they are from Singapore. If they are from Sri Lanka they would not have got those positions, but ended-up as refugees somewhere in the world. The Rajapaksas are the most foolish leaders I have come across as government leaders in the world. They carry-on their racist approach based on the population, in order to get votes. You can’t ask the monkey to change its tricks; once you have trained the monkey to do tricks to make money as an entertainment. You can re-train the monkey, but meantime you can’t make money.

    Likewise the Sri Lankan leaders have trained the Sinhalese people to get votes, if the leaders try to change the people’s ideology they will lose the votes. The leaders have been encouraging language, race and religious disharmony among the people since 1948, in order to keep their power. Hatred is in everyone’s blood; therefore uniting the country is almost impossible. French Canadians is less than 20% of the total population of Canada, but the French Canadians have equal rights. Canada had a French Prime Minister. Punjabis are only 3% of the India’s population, yet India’s Prime Minister is a Punjabi. In Singapore only 5% of Tamils, but has a Tamil deputy Prime Minister and a Tamil Foreign Minister. How likely Sri Lanka having a Tamil President or Tamil Prime Minister? It is absolutely impossible to have a Tamil President or Prime Minister, because of the racist Sinhalese majority. Why can’t Tamils have the same system as Canada or India? The Quebec government even control the immigration for their province in Canada. In fact, Tamils also need the flexibility to control their immigration while they have racist Gotabaya Rajapaksa who enjoys dual citizenship, but refuses dual citizenship for Tamils.

    The Sri Lankan mainstream media is the main enemy for the country. It had played a major role to unleash the 1983 riots. The state controlled media continues to lead the country into a disaster. A country needs smart leaders, or honest media which is free from racial and religious hatred, in order to educate its leaders and people. But Sri Lanka has foolish politicians and extremely bias media. How can you expect the country prosper? I bet history will repeat itself in your lifetime. History repeats itself because there are people that agree with the past. You must have extremely talented and sacrificial leaders to change the ideology of the people, but Sri Lanka does not have leaders like that; even if it does the Rajapaksas won’t allow those people to lead. Therefore, expect the people to do the same. However, Tamils are well prepared to face the racist Rajapaksas. I am not talking about taking arms again, but doing everything to bring justice through the international community; if the Sri Lankan and Indians leaders fail to address the Tamils’ grievances promptly.

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      Very long reading but a load of truth. Well done.

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      This man is posting the same comment in all the forums, why dont people give attention to him?

      He needs it people! pls take note!

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    As a former Canadian, I am disgusted and ashamed by Canada’s role in encouraging terrorism in Sri Lanka in numerous ways.

    John Baird has never been known to be the brightest kid in the class and he is closer to being the idiot of the global village.

    I think Sri Lanka has to consider the future of its “diplomatic” relationship with this rogue country of Canada if this behaviour goes on.

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      Poo… what’s there to boast about in the name of ‘former Canadian’ and going against it. Call yourself a pakkali Sri Lankan.

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      Pooty poo:
      Please don’t make threats like that. You will frighten the second biggest country in the world into shedding tears and coming to your leader, Jarapassa, on their knees. As good Sinhala Buddhists we don’t want to be accused of such unkindness.

      PLEASE, PLEASE withdraw what you have said.

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    “Diaspora communities play an important role in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation process. This action by the Sri Lankan government could further hinder progress on reconciliation…”
    How eminently true. But those who came out with this discouraging
    piece of legislation did it more on the spur of the moment slighted at the last Geneva HR Conference. The “brilliant brains” concerned do not have a legal background and neither are they academics of even the most elementary levels. The entire project is a visceral reaction. The truth is the Rajapakses are not interested in reconciliation.

    The TGTA says it is coming out with its own Blacklist of War criminals and HR violators on the Lankan side. The South African mediators are expected to sound the Lankan side this is a poor move by the Lankan side and will in no way create sufficient space or the ideal climate for necessary talks between GoSL and the Tamil side. The Rajapakses will be forced to withdraw this hasty Gazette Notification.

    Meanwhile, the Lankan side is foolish in taking on the Canadians, who are ridiculed and attacked in the local media. It needs no emphasis the resourceful Canadians, a member of the G8, have far more clout internationally than the Rajapakses.

    Nettabomman

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    It is of course perfectly within the rights of the GoSL to identify those entities and individuals with purported ‘links to terrorist activities’. It will be interesting to see what action follows when agents of the GoSL actively continue to monitor the activities of these ‘entities and individuals’ in countries outside Sri Lanka (for example in Canada).

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      is it meant to mean sihala baldies dressed in yellow saree running those pedophile seminaries in north american soil on tax payers generosity will be taking charge of the covert operations??

      Guantanamo Bay wont shut down soon and the dress is perfect for the venue.

      Lets keep it coming from the spice colony coolies.

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    Interpol is proving to be a cheap mechanism unable to do its job to nick the wanted serious criminals and permitting rogue states to use its status to harass individuals.

    This organisation should demand from Sri Lanka to handover Interpol listed criminals held in its safe heaven.

    The Interpol must ensure strict scrutiny of persons wanted by rogue states as it is clearly being used by counties on international spotlight over serious criminal behaviour against their citizens.

    The Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka that is being accused of serious war crimes and daily human rights violations is the body that is working with the insensitive Interpol. What a façade?

    Something is really wrong and the Interpol’s mandate must come under strict scrutiny. This international organisation must not be permitted to bend to serve the culprits.

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      Interpol is itself a notorious organization with criminality in it’s core.

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      Interpol is proving to be a cheap mechanism unable to do its job to nick the wanted serious criminals and ……..

      How you got it right! Even after you collected money for LTTE to carry out terrorism in the Kovil you took care in UK (though everyone knows how you pocketed some ;)), still you can look like HR activist….

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        Absolute rubbish of an idiot.

        Anonymous Sach

        Why don’t you visit the temple and give your details to the Manager to make you a co-opted member of the committee. You will have an opportunity to meet the fellow members, read the recent High Court decision on your accusation and also look at the records if you are interested.

        It is sickening to read the unrelated nonsensical comments to the news by an idiotic psychopath like you.

        What you may need is some form of special attention to remove your karmatic condition to avoid you going bongos.

        You may not have cure-who knows.

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          what high court decision?

          Are you saying you didnt pocket money collected for LTTE pooja?

          between nice wording from a man responsible for a kovil!

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            Sach

            You seems to be so committed in your arrogant comment without accepting the offer to see things for yourself. Such a nauseating and dumbfounded idiotic comments only confirms your sickening mindset.

            I wonder weather you have your own experience to blame others with your anonymous name.

            You are a sickening b******

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    The Canadian govt., might turn around and initiate a campaign to BAN all the BUDDHIST GROUPS and systems which is fully backing RAJAPAKSE and his cronies in CRIMES against humanity.

    IT IS TOO LATE though. But, if they start to ban UPFA/JHU linked Anagarika & Ven.Soma philosophy influenced groups and people must be BANNED forthwith.

    Enough DEATH & DESTRUCTIONs by Buddhist Theravada (TERROR-WAR-DER)philosophy backed groups. Ban their Temples functioning in EU & US soils. Their members supply the necessary funding and moral support for the TERROR continuation.

    If the WEST try this, surely there will be a big change in the history of Sri Lankan politics and the World Peace.

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

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      Thana Kolla, think before you write!

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    The world is realizing the bogus claims of terrorism and Tigers reviving.

    Sri Lanka’s deception of liberation struggle of Tamils as terrorism for decades is being exposed and laid bare by Channel 4 in the world stage.

    Hopefully the right decisions will be made by the international community to bring freedom and dignified life to Tamils.

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      “Canadians targeted by this list could be subject to possible questioning, detention or arrest by authorities in Sri Lanka.”

      _________________________________________________

      It means around 450 individuals better think twice if traveling to places like Malaysia where KP is precedence.
      India may refuse these persons visa etc.

      Only village Jaffna Tamils are terrorist but the Sihala are a special incest breed of terrorist that the west encourages

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    Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. For LTTE’s complicity in that murder, India banned LTTE in 1992. But Canada went “soft” on LTTE murderers and accomplishes and their terrorism and had not banned it till 2006. Referring to the recent Sri Lanka listing of terrorist organisations and individuals, Canada says; “Sri Lanka’s action has no legal effect in Canada …. ” We’re not amused.

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      India did not ban LTTE on the basis of Rajiv murder. No organisation can be banned for just single murder in India.

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        manisekaran

        “No organisation can be banned for just single murder in India.”

        Why did Hindia ban their baby LTTE?

        How many murders would it take Hindia to ban organisations? As things stand today, Hindia should have banned all political parties and fascistic organisations such VHS, RSS, ……. long ago.

        However I don’t think banning any party would create conditions for peace.

        I do understand your divided loyalty.

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          The infant Manisekaran do not know that the same (K)indian politicians who perpetrated to get rid of Rajiv Gandhi by abetting and to accept LTTE for sole responsibility of the killing and assisted it with a prolonged Lankan dominance is the Hindian way of their bigoted treachery. I think, Manisekaran is enjoying his Anantha Vikatan lately.

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          LTTE was banned in India stating in SC that India’s territorial integrity was threatened by the presence of LTTE. Not for Rajiv Assasination.

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            And interestingly the territorial intergrity was threatened soon after Rajiv’s murder. :D

            what is this TN logic?

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          NV,

          I give you the answer in detail. First, DMK government was dissolved in Jan 30 1991( Well before Rajiv murder). The reason cited for the dismissal was the deterioration of law and order in the state and the DMK’s alleged closeness to the LTTE. This was well before Rajiv murder and LTTE ban in India. This well showed that Congress was behind it pushing the then Chandrasekhar govt.
          This was a false allegation and DMK government was dissolved.

          Again On 14 May 1992, the Indian government banned the LTTE from operating in India, claiming that it was participating in militant activities and had recruited Tamil youth, forcing them to join the Tamil National Retrieval Troops, an organization established to fight for independence of Tamil Nadu (All India Radio Network 14 May 1992). The ban was upheld by an Indian government tribunal in November 1992.
          – This was a blatant lie perpetrated by Congress that time to ban LTTE, that time the results of Rajiv assasination was not even by then verdicted.

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            manisekaran

            Didn’t members and supporters of Tamil National Retrieval Troops go to Vanni for arms training from LTTE?

            According to LTTE some of them were found to have had close relation with Mahathya who was rumoured to have worked for RAW, IB, CBI, MI, ………. and eventually tortured and killed by LTTE for VP’s paranoia.

            Why are you still keeping Perarivalan behind bars who had nothing to do with LTTE nor was he a member of any other terrorists organisation?

            Its been almost 31 years since first batch of your brethren start landing on your shores. Why haven’t any of the parties who were in power or outside looked into their day to day problems and improve their living conditions?

            Whom did you vote?

            Why does Seeman do verbal gymnastics all the time? He opposed Amma most of his life but recently he urged supporters to vote for her?

            Who is going to win and who is going to form the government?

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              Why are you still keeping Perarivalan behind bars who had nothing to do with LTTE nor was he a member of any other terrorists organisation? – We all have been fighting this for many years, however judiciary in India is slow, I hope one day justice will be served for him and his family.

              Its been almost 31 years since first batch of your brethren start landing on your shores. Why haven’t any of the parties who were in power or outside looked into their day to day problems and improve their living conditions? – This I have already explained enough, when they recahed our shore TN was one of the poorest state in India, and whatever possible with us, we had helped them. And there are plociy of central admin that restricts state.

              Whom did you vote? – Someone whom me and my famiy thought could help solving Srilankan Tamil problem

              Why does Seeman do verbal gymnastics all the time? He opposed Amma most of his life but recently he urged supporters to vote for her? Congress is enemy for both of them on that principle he could have changed and supported.

              Who is going to win and who is going to form the government?
              – A coalition government headed by BJP.

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        Go and check the history of your country, getting us Lankans to teach that to u is kinda shameful from your side.

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    – Canada refused to attend the CHOGM because of Sri Lankan human rights violations
    – Now they are concerned over certain groups named as terrorist from Canada

    Mr. Baird is a bit confused I would say ! Why was the war and human rights issues so real? Because of the very people Canada has given refuge to (i.e terrorists) who started the war and supported it right throughout.

    Open you eyes Mr. Baird, you are harbouring terrorists in your own soil ! Remember when you point one finger at least 3 point back at you !

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    When are these people going to stick their heads out of their own arses and smell the reality other than their own filth? Just today US State Department has issued a statement that LTTE international network exists and Diaspora’s funding is continuing in North America (Yes this means mostly you Canada), Europe and Asia. Yet these fools are continuing to be in denial implying that Canadian terrorist groups are democratic organisations who are lawfully expressing their views in Canada. Mr Baird you fool, did you ever stop to think why these democratic groups have a flag of a band terrorist organisation at every meeting they hold in your country? This flag is offensive to Sri Lankans as the Nazi flag to Jewish community. Would you let a “democratic” neo-Nazi organisation hold meetings with Nazi flag in the background or on tables or let them run riot all over your streets waiving the flag. You are hypocritical idiot who is either on the take from ltte or licking their backside for votes. Because if you are a right thinking politician you cannot possibly think these are innocent democratic organisations freely expressing their views?

    While you may have every right to let these terrorist do as they please on your own soil, Sri Lanka also have the right to protect the country by any means necessary. This will invariably lead to denial of entry to lot of “Canadian citizens” to whom you have feely distributed passports at shopping malls and corner shops. Your country has deliberately selected to antagonise Sri Lanka for a few terrorist votes while Australia took the sensible approach by working with country. If you citizens get harassed an arrested in Sri Lanka so be it. Frankly I don’t give a damn how many terrorist bodies that I have to step over all long as Sri Lanka remains free of tamil tiger scum and I can go anywhere in the country as I please. To give the freedom to all Sri Lankans, including law abiding tamils, thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians died. SL government have the duty to guarantee their sacrifices won’t be in vain no matter how much your country try. It won’t happen. Not now!

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    Well said Mewan
    I appreiate the courage you had to expose true nature of Mr.Baird ‘licking backside for votes’

    Kuvani

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      While appreciating the candor your polemics doesn’t seem to be that much attractive, poor Kundalakesi.

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    In its latest annual report on terrorism, the US State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism says the LTTE employed charities as fronts to collect and divert funds for their activities.

    “Despite its military defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankan government in 2009, the LTTE’s international network of sympathizers and financial support persists. In early 2009, Sri Lankan forces recaptured the LTTE’s key strongholds, including their capital of Kilinochchi. In May 2009, government forces defeated the last LTTE fighting forces, killed LTTE leader Prahbakaran and other members of the LTTE leadership and military command, and declared military victory over LTTE. There have been no known attacks in Sri Lanka that could verifiably be attributed to the LTTE since the end of the war, but LTTE’s financial network of support continued to operate throughout 2013,” the report said.

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      who paid whom for the write up???

      american national of course.!

      state under siege.!

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      In its latest annual report on terrorism, the US State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism says the LTTE employed charities as fronts to collect and divert funds for their activities”

      And the commentator above Jayadevan is one such person

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    Keep your damned Canadian terrorists in your country. Don’t send them to SL. They are your citizen NOW, they are your headache. Let them fight for a Tamil Ealam in Canada, see how you like it. SL will gladly help the Tamils.

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    Well done Canada. A slap on the face of Rajapaksa. Many more slaps are to come when other countries ignore the call by Rajapaksa. Many governments have dealings with these Tamil diaspora organisations and they know full well what the Rajapaksa regime is up to.

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      where did Rajapakse make a call by banning these orgs? Did you think MR or even us think Canadians and even brits would go like ‘Oh they ve banned them now we should not talk to them’. We know what sort of a stand canada would take.

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    Mr Baird do you remember the tamil violence in Canada where some groups were killing each other with guns etc. ? From where did those people learn to use semi and automatic guns? Sri Lankan LTTE members !!!!

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      Across the border everybody learns it, you village offshot.
      Also across the border down mexico way.

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    Canada is becoming Taliban – like.

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      sihala buddhist hora oru are the cause- [Edited out]

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    Canada harbours more LTTE activists and supporters than the UK and EU .

    Neither Liberals or the Conservatives can retract themselves from this LTTE base, because of their vote in marginal seats.

    Therefore Canada can never be a friend of the majority of the inhabitant population in Srilanka.

    This great majority of inhabitant population will never agree to partition the country to please the LTTE proxy TNA.

    Take the TNA and their NGO buddies who are mainly Christians financed by the West out of the equation and all these so called problems will disappear.

    Because the great majority of the population know that giving the Colombo based Vellalas to control the NE is not in the interest of them and. their future generations.

    This majority only yearn to live peacefully. earn a living, look after their loved ones and educate their children.

    And the same Diaspora and their Western backers have forgotten the simple fact. the inhabitant population was denied the freedom to exercise these basic rights by the Diaspora for thirty odd years.

    But the inhabitants will never forget it….

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      and hora oru sihala buddhist terrorist hibernate in Australia.

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