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Canadian MP Reveals She Was Followed And Interrogated While In Sri Lanka

Canada’s New Democrat Party MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan has revealed to the Toronto Star that she had been followed by men in motorbikes during her recent visit to the North of Sri Lanka and interrogated in Jaffna by Immigration officials.

Sitsabaiesan, giving her first interview since her return to Canada following her trip to Sri Lanka, said it was her hired driver who first noticed they were being followed by men in motorbikes.

Rathika Sitsabaiesan

Rathika Sitsabaiesan

“I was slow to catch on, because I didn’t expect it, I wasn’t used to it,” Sitsabaiesan told the Star. “And then the next day it happened, and we were like ‘Oh, this is a constant thing.’ And then outside my hotel, they would just hang out and give word when I left.”

On New Year’s Eve, Sitsabaiesan said she visited an orphanage she was considering supporting. While she toured one of its three buildings, the employee giving the tour received a phone call that a group of people had arrived at the main entrance with a warrant for Sitsabaiesan’s arrest, the MP told the Toronto Star.

“We were like, ‘Holy wow, they actually showed up.’ And there was no reason for them to show up, because there was no reason for them to have an arrest warrant,” Sitsabaiesan said.

She said she wasn’t about to get arrested in front of the orphanage — she felt she had done nothing wrong in visiting family, her grandfather’s and mother’s old houses, and her family’s former store. So she slipped away unnoticed, returned to her nearby hotel and changed rooms.

She had immediately called the Canadian High Commission, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and the party’s foreign affairs critic, Paul Dewar.

“It was a few hours of me staying in my hotel room and not even opening the curtain, because I didn’t want anyone to know I was in there,” Sitsabaiesan said. “Just waiting to get word from the high commission whether there is a real arrest warrant or not.”

It was that night that a number of news reports said she had been placed under house arrest. Sitsabaiesan said she had not spoken to any media outlets, and did not know the origin of that story.

After consulting with four law enforcement agencies — local police, the criminal and terrorism intelligence divisions, and immigration authorities — Sitsabaiesan said the high commission found there was no warrant. Only then did she feel safe enough to leave her hotel.

The next day, she said, government officials caught up with her while at a factory owned by a friend’s family member.

The factory trip was not planned — Sitsabaiesan said she spilled something on her shirt and needed a place to change along the road — but three men identifying themselves as immigration officers found her there.

“They wanted a space where it was private and nobody else was allowed in. They were standing in the doorway, and it was me and these three men,”Sitsabaiesan told the Star

“They had a list of exactly what I’ve been doing, and they go, ‘You did this, you did that, you met with this person, you did this, who is this person, why, give me names, give me contacts, give me this and that.’ ”

The MP said she had been intimidated by the line of questioning, but after the experience the day before, was also conscious of her privileges as a Canadian and as a Member of parliament.

“Eventually, the controller general of immigration was on the phone saying, ‘You know, we’re trying to protect you and we’re looking out for your best interests by following you,’ ” Sitsabaiesan said..

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    Ha ha things are not looking good for the king all his men!

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      Yes yes, Canada is definitely going to invade Sri Lanka and enforce a regime change all because MP Rathika was harassed. 3 cheers for Rathika the heroine!

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        Dear Punakku recycler,

        Just tell us one thing. With your expert knowledge of how things work in Sri Lanka, do you think Ms.Rathika Sitsabaiesan is lying through her teeth OR do such things actually happen here? :)

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          A Tamil AND a politician – I’ll take “lying through her teeth” for 500, Alex ;)

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            Please belive me I am a Sri Lankan I dont lie
            Lie Like a Sri Lankan.
            Li lie Lankan Style
            Lie Lanka Matha

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            He he!

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          We feel so sorry for you,,, Being a Canadian your common knowledge is very poor..

          You must go back to school..

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          @Zero CAsualties, Rathika is both a Tamil and a politician. Need I say more? ;)

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        No one needs to invade us, we are very good at shooting ourselves in our own foot……becoming like Singapore for the past 50 years …..still no where close LOL

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        Wow what a hottie! If she had not left SL for Canada as a kid, our soldiers would have enjoyed raping her before they killed her just like they did with Isaipriya and other LTTE hotties. Oh boy, I wish I had not left the army in the 90s. I missed a lot of fun and games in 2009. :(

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          you coward you couldn’t stand the onslught of the LTTE and ran away from the army; now you want to rape the disarmed Tigress?

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            Have pity on the guy. Look at the pic posted on profile. Looks like a retard on drugs.

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              Definitely thats not him. It must be a picture of the guy who Dahwood is getting his holes filled.

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            Rajash

            Duhwood Blocker is taking a dig at his role model David Blacker.

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              Thanks. I am not a 24/7 CT follower and not familiar with the perosanalities here.

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            So why did you run away to a refugee ghetto while this onslaught by your heroes was taking place??

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              ha ha I was in the thick of it

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            Maveeran

            I am not sure whether you are dead or alive though am certain Pottu Amman didn’t die of cancer. According to sources he is still sharing a bed with Gota.

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              [Edited out]

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          Duhwood Blocker

          Where is your old army mate David Blacker, not seen in this forum for a long time.

          Has he jumped ship and rehabilitating himself?

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            @ Native Vedda,

            David Blocker is my doppelgänger, or you could call him my alter ego. He is under medication right now in a very nice padded room.
            He has to take a combination of Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil everyday for the rest of his life to stop the haunting memories of the people he raped and murdered. On a good day when the full moon doesn’t shine, his nurses let him near a computer and he comments on CT as ‘Siva Sankaran Sarama.’
            Doctors say that Blocker suffers from multiple personality disorder(MPD). So be kind to the bloke…we should be kind to animals shouldn’t we?

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          Join the US/UK/Canadian army and continue having fun. They allow you to pee on dead Iraqis, pour petrol on Afghans and burn, castrate African civilians, beat the daylights out of Vietnamese and a special for you – sell your mum. No crimes against you, guranteed. Have your fun, low born scumbag!

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        Hello Punakku:

        These days there is no need for invasions, invasions of the type you think but, yes, invasions of other kinds are already suffocating Sri Lanka, thanks to jokers like you.

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        Poor sod of a woman. She doesn’t even understand why men on motorbikes follow a bird like her. She thinks they are government spies!

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          Mati buruwas like you would interpret this in that way, since you have no brains to see things beyond. Longer you are on lick service, the worst we the dissidents face. This country has been looted by them to this level, just becuase of you guys.

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          Rattaran

          “She thinks they are government spies!”

          No, they were LTTE cadres providing escort service to her.

          Is it true former members of Pottu Amman department is working closely with Gota?

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        Canada will definitely not allow Jaliya Wickram to be the next lanken ambassador. This is being discussed these days. Jaliya, former tea taster turn diplomat with zero diplomatic qualifications seems to have done his job to the best of knoweldge of MR clan. It is clear to everyone – foreign relations have become to appalling levels with US and european countries. Thamara K is believed to be reappointed to Geneva soon now. This man MR is totally naked to this day. So, guys, wait and see, how this will end up for him soon.

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      As long as people like you, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison and Ambassador-at-Large living in this world, Small countries like Sri Lanka will be in this situation…Good luck to the US & Canada for supporting LTTE Terrorism !!!

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      According to this article she had “ slipped away unnoticed, returned to her nearby hotel and changed rooms.” Entire Northern Province has about 10 hotels. All of which has less than 10 rooms. This only shows either she is lying or the people who followed her were foreigners themselves.

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      Somebody should have allowed Rob Ford to export some fine Toronto crack to this woman.

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        I’l turn you into crack and smoke you. Whose arse are you licking rajan? Are you licking cos your hungry or you licking government ass to survive?

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          It’s funny how when you don’t buy into the lies of these low end pollies from Canada seeking ethnic votes that you become a supporter of the government. But hey, whatever helps your argument. Great to see our first CT Keyboard warrior Maveeran!!

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            Rajan [Edited out]

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      Dear CT Readers,

      An imposter has hijacked my pseudonym. However my posts can be identified by the Logo that accompanies this post. It definitely is not the green of the imposter.

      The Huffingtonpost has this interesting article about Ms Rathika Sitsabaiesan. She was a 30 year old woman at the time.

      The release of the 2011 census on Wednesday revealed that Canada’s population has grown to just shy of 33.5 million people, news that may surprise NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan.

      Speaking on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka at the Canadian Human Rights Voice (CHRV) conference last week, the MP for Scarborough-Rouge River declared that Canada is 9 million strong “standing together to fight for human rights.”

      In the full version of the video, a member of the audience quickly corrects Sitsabaiesan and she reacts by saying she was thinking of “the people that came out and voted in the past election.” Canadians cast approximately 14.8 million ballots during the 2011 federal vote. You can see the exchange in the video below starting at 3:30. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TKmwmaWuaw&feature=player_embedded)

      Sitsabaiesan made headlines last year when her cleavage was photoshopped out of her parliamentary profile. To this day, the profile still features the photoshopped image.

      We hope Sitsabaiesan’s mistake was just the result of nerves, rather than a lack of knowledge about her country. The Globe and Mail has described her as “the most compelling of the new crop of young NDP MPs,” and we hope her potential shines through in the coming months.

      In the meantime, she may want to spend some time studying those new census figures.

      (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/02/09/rathika-sitsabaiesan-canada-population_n_1265857.html)

      Note- First she claims it is 9 million, when she is corrected by a memebr of the audience she attempts to cover her error by claiming that she was referring to the voter turn out. Which again is wrong as that was 14.8 million. She posts a Photoshoped Cleavage on her web site. Perhaps symbolising Macbeth’s Milk of Human Kindness that flows. Two years on, at the age of 32, she would be more proficient at concocting fibs than she was as a 30 year old.

      The CT report is based on a story in the Toronto Star. Though the Star has not allowed comments on that story the CBC has done so on their website.

      It is informative to have a look at what Canadians think of this story.

      Papi Dave

      I believe Rathika Sitsabaiesan went to Sri Lanka with nothing else on her agenda but to find confrontration and use her elected position in Canada to support her in her battle in her homeland. She is an embarrassment to this country and should be called upon by her party to resign.

      Karin Wyman

      @Living Wage — this woman was elected and won because of fraud. There is a large Tamil based pop in Scarborough-Rouge. Most Canadian born would not have voted for her. She does nothing except announce being the first Tamil MP in the country. Not Canadian, Tamil.

      rockbutcher

      Sri Lanka’s Immigration laws LMAO. Get on a boat, Bypass Australia where you will get thrown into an immigrant camp, bypass Singapore where they won’t let you off the boat, forget about Hawaii and the mainland US and head straight to Canada where the milk and honey flows. What a joke.

      Rajapuss

      She is on vacation as every human being does. Just like you, she is travelling with her family. She happens be native of Sri Lanka and visiting her birth place 1st time after leaving. What is wrong with that?. I have seen lot of politicians take a vacation in a exotic places as a official visit. We should be happy that she is not using the public money for her trip.

      Dave Thomas

      @Rajapuss Once they were screaming about a genocide. Now she is visiting Sri Lanka. Yes. Bad Canadian politicians visit exotic places. Good Tamil politician visit her birth place. Nice try. Poor Canadian Tax payers.

      rockbutcher

      @Rajapuss What proof do you have that she’s not using public money for this trip? Kudos to her for her help convincing the govt to boycott the Commonwealth leaders meeting, but I’ll bet you a box of tea that she’s over there on the public purse.

      Pietrasanta

      This is not news but some gossip. Looks as if Canadians have no other problems but to worry about somebody’s private visit. But since she is a Politician, I wonder who pays the bills for her fun, travelling and accommodation, she, her parents, the NDP or the Canadian Taxpayers.

      My wife who is Tamil and came from Jaffna, tells me that she might have gone in search of a partner to marry, but according to their culture a woman over 25 is already considered as old . To me as a dad she remains a sweet Darling with the sweetest smile of a Girl, just like our daughter and I wish her well. Keep that sweet smile of yours honey.

      Fact is that she and most Canadians were noted for their vicious campaigns against Sri Lanka and a person with a guilty conscious will have good reasons to suspect everything and anything.

      People have been to Singapore or Malaysia may have seen the large notices put up at the border crossings and in some cases even stamped in the passports, that smuggling drugs is punishable by death if found guilty. But why complain when Sri Lanka reserves the exclusive rights to monitor people who had been noted as a security threat to their country?
      She being Tamil and a Canadian Politician does not mean that she is immune to the laws and regulations of other countries. The fact could be that she was travelling on a Canadian Diplomatic Passport and enjoyed Diplomatic Immunity, something that Sri Lanka respected. I doubt she was foolish enough to travel using an ordinary Canadian passport, and it that was the case, even my Tamil wife would have got at her, to take revenge for what her people did to the families of other Tamils.

      A note to the CBC, please explain what type of passport she used when travelling to Sri Lanka.

      Platinum Girl

      She pretends to defend Human Rights but in reality she is defending the People of her own ethnic minority the Tamils with their rebel movement that is still banned in Canada the rest of the world as one of the most ruthless terrorists’ outfits that ever existed. What is her next plan or mission, to Name their Rebel movement as a charity organization helping discriminated Tamils? I have a better suggestion; pack off to Tamil Nadu to live with your own Tamil people and leave Canada to the Canadians to manage their own affaires.

      Heckmann

      She is now 32, was brought as a 5 year old to Canada by her parents who immigrated to Canada 27 years ago, which means she spent the best part of her life in Canada, not to mention about the Advantages she received, and becoming a MP representing the NDP. Now she Claims that she went on a fact-finding Mission to Sri Lanka. The only fact she could really find is that her parents and members of her Tamil community had lied to her since she was a Baby, because the Situation in Sri Lanka is not what they want the rest of the world to believe.

      When a child is brought up with tones of lies, it is quite obvious that the kid has been brain-washed to the extent that nobody can Change anything. We too have been brain-washed with the Discriminated and Persecuted Crap stories for far too long and never bothered to lean the actual reality. Go and visit Sri Lanka and live with the People to see how they live together without any problems. Tune into a Radio TV Station and you will certainly find programmes only in Tamil, just to mention a Long list of things available to minorities in Sri Lanka. The Company I worked for hired two Tamil welders who claimed to have studied in India and worked in Switzerland and Germany as Welders before they immigrated to Canada but the actual fact was that they had almost no idea about welding and others had to correct the blunders made by them. But when they were finally fired the whole community were quick in accusing the employers for treating them badly. Their mouth-propaganda damaged the good Reputation of the Company that offered them employment. How These People deal with Canada is no different, they are following their own Nationalistic ideas thoug they pretend to be like the rest of the Population.

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    “Eventually, the controller general of immigration was on the phone saying, ‘You know, we’re trying to protect you and we’re looking out for your best interests by following you,’ ” Sitsabaiesan said.

    ‘we are doing it for your own good’ is a classic excuse used by authoritarian regimes.

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      Is that what Prabhakaran told his suicide bombers too?

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    It should be remembered that Rathika Sitsabeisan visited Sri Lanka on a tourist Visa. Being a foreign Parliamentarian, it is common that Sri Lanka has to take some measures to protect her. As a Parliamentarian, she would like to know the prevailing conditions in the North. But it was an election stunt. The NDP has lost heavily in the four by-elections held recently and the Liberal has bounced back with thumbing victory with an increase of 18%. As the general election is to be held in 2015, she had taken this step to convince the voters in Scarborough. What is most astonishing is some other Tamils are also contesting against her. This is not the Canadian approach to find facts in Sri Lanka. I am sure had she applied for a Visa with the view to meet Mahinda, she would have been certainly granted permission. She missed a fine opportunity to reconcile between the Sinhalese and the Tamils through Mahinda.

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      If GOSL was soo concerned about foreign Parlimentarians why did they deport those 2 New Zealand ministers.

      Face it, this was nothing but intimidation and attemprs by the GOSL to hinder her attemprs at talking to the locals. GOSL does its best to prevent outsiders from looking at the situation in the North and East.

      Mahinda is dedicated to swamping the North and East with Sinhalese and keeping all power in the hands of his family and Sinhala Nationalists so there is no point in anyone trying to get Mahinda to facilitate any reonciliation. The odds of Mahinda genuinely seeking reconciliation is about the same as the Taleban becoming tolerant of non Muslims.

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        Palmsquirrel,
        This is a case where Mahinda had already wished her well on her being elected. As such he would have certainly entertained her and provided security. Had she been diplomatic she could have discussed about reconciliation.

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    I do not blame Intelligence Services of Sri Lanka for their suveillance of this woman.

    She is a MP of Canada alright. And a Canadian “now”. Given our recent bloody history, we need to take care of our own security.

    Sitsabaiesan has an active involvement with LTTE die-ass-pora in Canada. Sri Lanka like any other nation must take required precautions within the law of the land.

    However, the way SL Intelligence Services operate is scandolous. Makes one think we are on our way to beccome a North Korea. Atleast an old Soviet Republic.

    Following her on motorbikes. Standing outside her hotel. Hardly professional. It is not intelligence work. Rather harassment by an utterly insecure regime. Laughable.

    Sitsabaiesan will sink a few thousand Tamil votes at her next election. Using this brave trip to her homeland. Ultimately she has gained a lot. Despite the mild harassment.

    Cheers!

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      Have you got any proof that she “has an active involvement with LTTE die-ass-pora in Canada.”

      Or you engaging in the usual regime tactics of any one critical of us is LTTE.

      She is Tamil by an accident of birth ! She is a diaspora too, again not her choice but her parents choose to go but that does not make her a LTTE supporter.

      I maybe wrong, but show me the proof she is a LTTE person.

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        @ off the cuff,dont bother asking as Ben hurling is a racist to the core but he is against the current Govt ,so he talks against the Govt but maintains his racism towards the tamils and muslims ;-) poor chap that Ben Hurling is …..

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          Peacelover,

          Sri Lanka having a professional intelligence service to keep an eye on those who collude with backers of terrorism in Toronto, who destroyed our country for 30 long years is not racism.

          If you have any doubts look at Canada itself. They have a mean, lean intelligence service in Ottawa. Potential enemies of Canada come under their radar literally withinn minutes. Is that racism too?

          Cheers!

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            dear old Ben Hurling your missing the point big time,my statement was based on the fact after seeing your responses in other posts too,Canada and other western countries will have their own intelliegence services to monitor perceived threats but they dont go around harrasaing like the SL intel boys who look utter fools and look like village bullys.

            the fact that your quick on the trigger to label this young MP as an LTTE backer/supporter itself shows your racism towards tamils and this is not the 1st time you have done it my boy

            If she is an LTTE backer please show some proof (i mean real ones not just say ah she is a Tamil hence = LTTE !)

            Your just an anti Govt fellow who is racist to the core

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              Peace Lover,

              Love of peace is not synoymous with dumb, stupid naiveness.

              Specially when faced with an utterly cunning, fascist, racist enemies such as LTTE seperatists. Their’s is an idelogy that has conned Sri Lanka, India, Norway and most of the West. Time and again. In the name of peace.

              Agree. Sri Lanka’s Intelligence gathering craft is still in its’ infancy. There is no proper legal/constitutional framework to regualte it. To hold such a service accountable.

              Instead Gota’s goons are running amock like village thugs. On motorbikes. Scaring perfectly harmless citizens. True.

              Yet, it is a vital service Sri Lanka must master to keep our country at peace. Given the challenge we face. Unfortunately.

              Your faith in “the innocence” of Western Intellligence Agencies makes me cry. In shame. Please.

              Where were you during Wikileaks? Have you studied anything Edward Snowden risked his life to reveal to the world? Nobody is safe from the reach of your heroic grey agents of the West. Think twice before you write an email Peace Lover! For they read it too.

              Glad to hear you follow my thinking. Apprecaite it. I am a citizen. Got opnions. Just like you.

              Skills with which Sitsabaiesan has managed the media circus around her so called “private visit to northern Sri Lanka” proves her true intentions.

              Can you show me a place where she has taken a clear stand against massive crimes LTTE has committed agaisnt all Sri Lankans? For 30 years.

              Who made it possible for her to visit northern Sri Lanka at all Peacel Lover?

              When is she gonna thank the average Sri Lankan soldier who laboured on? For years to make her visit possible at all.

              For 30 years average Sinahalese could not go beyond Omanthai? In their own country.

              Where were Sitsabaiesan’s high-tech media spin doctors? To plant the story in internatioanl media. On behalf of normal Sri Lankan man and woman?

              Show me a place where I have attacked anyone for being Tamil in this forum. And called them LTTE based on that. If you do, will quit writing ever again.

              Cheers my friend!

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                I am living in Russia as of now… No intention to go back to my land of birth, which is the biggest bully …… Hope what I toiled for, serves humanity… such is the risk I took… for the betterment of You, generations to come and I….

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            Ha Ha Canada ,, sure has a lot of enemies what want to occupy that icy wasteland . :)

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        Dont make silly talks .. No LTTE without Tamils.. Did you understand?

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          the most obvious statement made about LTTE.!!!!!
          But you should add successive Sinhal Govt Policies contributed towards that.

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          This guy is a fucking idiot no point wasting time on his comments

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            Admin, what is this? Do you allow foul language on your website?

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              @Punakku recycler

              Since you are the ‘Punakku recycler’, why don’t you recycle the foul language and have it for breakfast?

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                Good idea! I generally get my punakku fix just from reading the articles on this fiction website, but some of the comments are just as good!

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              Fathima…Fuck you shima …you must thank CT for posting all you vomit….

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              Fathima your chat name should be banned from CT

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          and vise versa too? as in No Tamils without LTTE?

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            not really

            there is EPRLF, EPDP, TELO, LTTE, LTTE Karuna wing, EROS, SLFP,UNP, Mahinda Rajapakse faction, Gota Faction etc etc ,

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        Yes, given the Opportunity and if the Sri Lankan intelligence kept silent and did not care about her

        she would have done every thing to support LTTE.

        Even non-tamil politicians came to Sri Lanka tried to support LTTE because of the TAMIL-BLOCK VOTE in CANADA.

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          IF she applied to tour as a tourist, it’s fine but to apply for a tourist visa and meet with terrorists is different… probably she didnt know the difference between “tourist” and ‘Terrorist” The Canadian govt need to check on the Asylum Application her parents had applied to verify f they lied on it to ” Acquire” citizenship by claiming bogus asylum while being economic refugees, who fled to Canada ” Paying” human smugglers…. IF so their citizenship should be “Revoked based on falsyfying information supplied to the Immigration and Refugee Board, making it a mockery….

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        Off the Cuff,

        Sitsabaiesan’s house arrest claim has been denied by Sri Lankan Authorities. Canadian High Commission has confirmed that she was not put under house arrest nor was any arrest warrant issued against her.

        This circus is widely seen as an attempt by Sitsabaiesan to embarrass the Sri Lankan government. By claiming she faced political intimidation during her visit, either due to her support for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or for personal political gain among the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora in Canada.

        Cheers!

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        Off the Cuff, Sitsabaiesan’s house arrest claim has been denied by Sri Lankan Authorities. Canadian High Commission has confirmed that she was not put under house arrest nor was any arrest warrant issued against her. This circus is widely seen as an attempt by Sitsabaiesan to embarrass the Sri Lankan government. By claiming she faced political intimidation during her visit, either due to her support for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or for personal political gain among the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora in Canada. Cheers!

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          Ben Hurling

          “Off the Cuff, Sitsabaiesan’s house arrest claim has been denied by Sri Lankan Authorities.”

          So you believe Sri Lankan claims.

          “This circus is widely seen as an attempt by Sitsabaiesan to embarrass the Sri Lankan government.”

          Is there anything that would really embarrass Sri Lankan government or its state institutions?

          You should be sent to one of those boot camps in the USA to break you from being a Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist bigot to a rational sober normal human being.

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            Hey Native,

            Why the harsh language? Your elders will not be happy.

            Sitsabaiesan is a consumate politician already. Almost from Rajapassa school of strategy. Recall Rajapassa’s infamous HR junket tour to Geneva a some years ago?

            Good for her. She is trying to eat the cake and keep it at the same time.

            She cannot appear to be too pro-LTTE. Then she would be in trouble in civilized political circles of Canada. So, she has gone through a fake image makeover. Now casting herself as a “global HR warrior”.

            But, she can only go so far. If she dares to criticize LTTE, their misdeeds or seperatism in SL, she would be kicked out by die-ass-pora in Toronto. Her true vote bank. There are indications she is already in trouble there.

            So, poor woman what can she do? She pulls off a “heroic private visit” to see the suffering people of northern Sri Lanka. After all these years. Despite “intoelrable” harrasment by GOSL. Ha..ha!

            Now she is busy capturing headlines in Toronto area. Milking the “heroic private visit”. I must say she is somewhat successful in her endeavour.

            Unlike the silly, unproffessional Gota’s Intelligence goons that stalked her. Here and there. A North Korea style embarassment to Sri Lanka. Yep, one more embarassment. List is long.

            This is the reality. Why is everyone branding me a “racist”? Is Sitsabaiesan given blanket protection from criticism? Why?

            Cheers!

            PS: Not only GOSL, but Canadian Embassy in Colombo has also confirmed it. There was no house arrest or arrest warrant. I think GOSL was suspicious of her true intentions, but that was it. Nothing more.

            PS: Boot camp for me? Hope it will be nothing like MOD has envisaged for NPC’s Ananthi?

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          Huh!

          She was harassed and abused by the notorious TID.

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        Yes she’s just another innocent misunderstood Tamil.
        http://i.imgur.com/OWznJ7D.jpg
        LOL!

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        She is always surrounded by LTTE morons. She is sinking in popularity and she tried to use this Tamil issue.

        Her party the NDP participated in the Maveerar celebrations of LTTE before LTTE banned. I wrote late jack Layton and other NDP leader and asked the purpose celebrating the suicide bombers of LTTE. They never replied.

        To catch the Tamil votes all parties of Canada supported the LTTE in the past. Even the Liberal PM Paul martin went to a fund raising of LTTE.

        Harper banned the LTTE but all the LTTE goons are now supporting Harper for not touching their dollars.

        Canada allowed the university students to co-op programs in LTTE territories. But those bastards smuggled elctroninc gadgets to LTTE. In a way Canada is supporting LTTE terror in Sri lanka.

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          so if Canada is supporting LTTE as you say :

          In a way Canada is supporting LTTE terror in Sri lanka

          then why do you live there? now as you claim there is peace in Sri lanka go back there and live@LOL

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            Canada is not the property of your mother’s husbands.

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              [Edited out]

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          M.Sivanathan,
          There were two incidents about two years ago.
          The Board of Trustees of Richmond Pillaiyar Temple was fined in a sum of $ 150,000.00 for funding the LTTE by the Canada Revenue Agency.
          Similarly the World Tamil Association was also fined $ 100,00.00 for funding the LTTE by the Canada Revenue Agency.
          Now how do you say Canada is supporting the LTTE.

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        The proof was on facebook !

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        Hi again Mr Cuff,

        Excellent post you have written here too. Who did the Photoshop work?

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/canadian-mp-reveals-she-was-followed-and-interrogated-while-in-sri-lanka/comment-page-1/#comment-855807

        Write again sir, you are great!
        OTC

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      As a representative of her constituency she is going to talk with a lot of people, and these people will have a wide range of ideologies and sympathies.

      Gota and Basil are either US citizens or green card holeders and the US is critical of GOSL now, so why doesn’t GOSL do anything about these 2 Rajapaksa brothers.

      She came as an individual to learn and see the lands of her ancestrors. GOSL was intimidating her because they do not want the outside world to see and hear the truth.

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      Ben Hurling

      “She is a MP of Canada alright. And a Canadian “now”. Given our recent bloody history, we need to take care of our own security.”

      What could she possibly do to harm your security?

      Was she armed and dangerous who was trying to nuke Sri Lanka?

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        Native,

        Only idiots like VP would carry conventional arms in the modern world. In this kind of seperatist battle.

        The new frontline is international. And digital. And far more destructive. In this kind of high-tech, extremely ethno-nationalist, PR-spin driven, racist war by die-ass-pora.

        Given how stupid GOSL and Sri Lankan public is, a smart die-ass-pora has a pretty good chance of distabilizing the Sri Lankan state.

        Cheers!

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          Ben Hurling

          “a smart die-ass-pora has a pretty good chance of distabilizing the Sri Lankan state.”

          Tamil diaspora is no different to their Sinhala brethren, as you know both are very very very stupid people.

          If anything destabilisation will originate from within the island. In fact an ideal condition for long term destabilisation is being natured by your clan and rest of the Sinhala/Buddhists.

          Your paranoia knows no bounds.

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          So the diaspora are racist but the GOSL and Sinhala society that condoned all the anti Tamils pogroms and genocide are what then?

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        Yeah u can say she was trying to nuke, nuke the country with her half ass concorted stories!

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          Senaratne

          “Yeah u can say she was trying to nuke, nuke the country with her half ass concorted stories!”

          How can one nuke a country with one’s half ass concorted stories?

          Please explain.
          FYI

          concort
          to bring together so many ideas to solve a problem.
          the lawyer concorted so many points before finally ruling the case
          urbandictionary.com

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      “Following her on motorbikes. Standing outside her hotel. Hardly professional. It is not intelligence work. Rather harassment by an utterly insecure regime. Laughable”.

      These are the people who were given “the so called reconciliation” They have no freedom or to think on their own except to be “trapped” by the sadistic Defence Secretary’s plan. What kind of political acumen or diplomacy can you expect from a seven eleven staff and a brother who got into law college and passed the exam “somehow” just like his son did recently!!!

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    “Eventually, the controller general of immigration was on the phone saying, ‘You know, we’re trying to protect you and we’re looking out for your best interests by following you,’

    and if you would have agreed …perhaps we could have rehbitilated to you

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    Her parents ran away from Sri Lanka, she as a child, to escape from the LTTE Terrorists. As a rookie MP she should understand that she was elected to serve her constituency and not the remainder of defeated LTTE terrorist in another Country. She is desperately trying to retain her seat at the next Election and if she believes by supporting the LTTE terrorist that the Tamil community will support her, she is sadly mistaken. The Tamil community voted against the LTTE because they could no longer give away money for a few LTTE henchmen to live a luxury life in Canada. She has to learn a lot.

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      From your post, one can see that you parrot the standard GOSL line, that every Tamil critical of the GOSL is a supporter of LTTE .

      She visited SL to see the people and the land of her ancestors, but GOSL and its apologists will try to twist the facts and paint her as LTTE supporter coming to Lanka. Her coming to SL in no way takes away from her ability to serve her constituents, since MP can take vacations and still serve their community.

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        So what was she doing with the jokers of the TNA etc…?

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          Senaratne

          “So what was she doing with the jokers of the TNA etc…?”

          I guess she must have been laughing all day along after hearing Weerawansa jokes.

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          Why shouldn’t she talk to TNA members. Do you make the same demands of Sinhalese living abroad who return home and talk with Sinhala politicians….

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    Oh dear me…… rathika !!!!!!!
    Unfortunately, you were not able or DID NOT want to visit your place of birth prior to may 2009. how unfortunate..never even had a thought?
    If you did, could have saved your visa fee.
    Also marked time untill velupillai and the ltte was annhilated. Had she visited during the Sun Goats time may be she would have had the comforts in one of castro’s holiday Inns.

    but show me the proof she is a LTTE person. ..Off the cuff.
    Who said she was? She was just politicking in SL for votes at the upcoming Elections. Nothing wrong in that.

    Kotiya flag on her FB page was just a decoration….
    Mmmmmmmm………… A tall order…….
    She was never a KOTIYA but just a Koti Patiya.

    Yes… they were trying to protect you from getting laid by some roaming ex TERRA boy my dear. Were you naughty?
    Diaspora boys become naughty when they visit the north…..

    Hope this visit enabled you to collect a load of votes. They must be already in your bag.

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      Oh oh.someone asked for proof to the effect she has anything to do with LTTE… Going by ur comment( coz I dont have the need to check her FB page) it is proved beyond a reasonable doubt.. that IF she has a flag of the LTTE on her FB while her Government has BANNED the ltte… it is enough evidence… Case closed…

      A TIGER(2 legged though) IN SHEEP CLOTHING….

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    Sinhala [Edited out] are still shitting in their pants as soon as they hear the word Tamil Tiger or LTTE.

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      [Edited out]

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      Joke of the day!

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        No joke puththa. Kadawesige Senaratne , I bet your asss any money that you, fathima and dev will be hiding under your mother’s skirt when you hear the word LTTE. Sinhala gay Army were too pussified to defeat the LTTE for over 30years and had to beg from the whole world to defeat them. Sinhala Army only good for thieving women’s underwear lol. Recently there was a news about how an SL Army commander got caught sniffing a woman’s underwear.

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      You should be grateful to the Sinhalese then Maveeran, for giving your tribe plenty of opportunities to engage in their traditional vocation by cleaning up the shit.

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    I like to hear what the Sri Lankan counsel has to say. She was trying to throw crap saying this lady was trying to tarnish the image of the Sinhala Buddha State crap. Also like to know the position taken on burning of churches while in Canada only with a handful of Buddhist we respect and allow you to practice it.

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      You refugees dont allow , its the canadian government that allows. Hope u understand the difference.

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        Hay moron every one in Canada is not a refugee and according to Sinhala Buddha State Canadian foreign policy towards SL is based on refugee wishes. Go figure.

        What are you a embassy driver or a day labourer? Not that therre is anything wrong with that.

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    Skunk leave a trail of stink. No need to follow you to find our what you are up to.

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    It was gracious for the Immigration Controller to call Rathia S, as the media informs, and assure her what is being done is to protect her.
    But the Govt and the Controller would have won more friends for them
    in Canada, out in the world and here in Sri Lanka if they informed her
    of the manner of protection offered (the number, details of the persons etc for her information) During CHOGM the
    Channel-4 men caught “the army tails” and demanded to know why they are following them. The men simply fled – but all that is in camera.
    The Govt – more army sources – have not helped the Rajapakses. Merely robot-like denials is not going to help. The country, in the eyes of the world, has become a Police State. We will hear more in Geneva, surely.

    Kettikaran

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      Radhika belongs to a party which support LTTE. Nothing wrong in following her.

      She was hanging with Sritharan MP of TNA who is still bark for LTTE. His brother runs the Tamilwin web. He spread the story of house arrest. The same Sritharan once put up a show of some people fired at his car.

      Sri tharan’s office had condoms and naked Tamil women photos and were captured by CID. His office assistant is in custody when he tried to escape through Colombo airport.

      CH.4 so far not telling a single Tamil name of killed people in their cartoons. If you know the name of the people killed in their cartoons, publish them here.

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        Rathika belongs to a party which support the aspiration of Sri Lankan Tamils.

        She works closely with Sritharan MP of TNA to keep up to date with the develoments in Sri Lanka in particular issues relating to war crimes comitted by the GOSL

        Sri tharan’s office broken in and and condoms and naked Tamil women photos were planted there by the goons of EPDP to discredit the MP

        CH.4 so far not telling a single Tamil name of killed people in their cartoons. If you know the name of the people killed in their cartoons, publish them here.

        ha ha I know CT will publish here the long list of the names of 100,000 people

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          correction
          CT will NOT publish….

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          Hey [Edited out]!
          Then why did his office assistant tried to escape? Sri Tharan gave a statement blaming his assistant for those condoms and naked photos of Tamil women who went to the office to get some employment assistance.

          After a complaint from a woman only his office was raided.

          You are an Indian donkey, and shut up your [Edited out]!

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            Hey

            so you are only challenging me on his office assistant escaping?

            you tell me mate he is your EPDP plant?

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      Right geneva……is that the best u lot can do? Cant u do anything better than crying in front of your white masters?

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        Senaratne

        “Cant u do anything better than crying in front of your white masters?”

        That was what Mahinda did in the late 1980s. His Tamil brethren are now following his footsteps.

        Whats wrong with that?

        In fact between 1987 and 1990 the white masters gave plenty of support to Sinhala/Buddhist state when it was on a killing spree.

        The white masters provided all necessary help to kill more people in the North between 2007 and 2009.

        As long as your leaders are willing to bow down to India and white masters, of course in closed-door meetings, there wouldn’t be any serious threat of accountability nor would be an independent international investigation into war crimes.

        If Sri Lanka defends itself successfully in March means that the rulers of this island already have shamelessly bent over backwards to please their Indian as well as white masters.

        You are rest assured Geneva in March going to produce a mild rap across clan’s knuckles.

        You don’t need Dayan to protect Sri Lanka from white imperialists. Imperialist themselves will protect MR and his fellow war criminals.

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    Another Propaganda Actress !!! Tamils lived freely with the Sinhalese in Colombo & elsewhere. But no Sinhalese could enter beyond Omanthai during the war. So who were the racists ? She should be given an Oscar or Grammy for her act. Why does she want to come now ? Or who is she ?

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      A Gunda

      “Tamils lived freely with the Sinhalese in Colombo & elsewhere.”

      Where is these places Colombo and elsewhere, probably in parallel universe?

      “So who were the racists ?”

      You and your Tamil brethren are the racists, assuming of course you are a Sinhala/Buddhist.

      “Or who is she ?”

      Google Rathika Sitsabaiesan, you will get 268,000 results.
      Lazy fellow!!!

      “Why does she want to come now ?”

      Why can’t she come now? Would you like to consult clan’s court astrologer to check an auspicious time?

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        Know your facts before embarassing yourself. Two thirds of tamils live out of the north and east. I cant say more because you dont seem to have the mental capacity to comprehend

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          Senaratne

          “Two thirds of tamils live out of the north and east.”

          Please note 100% of the Sinhala/Buddhists live outside their ancestral homeland Tamilnadu/Bihar.

          So what is your point if there is one?

          ” I cant say more because you dont seem to have the mental capacity to comprehend”

          If you have the mental capacity to explain please try.

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      “Tamils lived freely with the Sinhalese in Colombo & elsewhere”
      in so saying reader A. Gunda fools himself. Where were you, friend,
      in July 1983? Tamils in Colombo and elsewhere share the real fear
      this can happen again anytime – and the next time more fiercely. The same uniformed actors who look the other way today when Christian churches and Mosques are savagely vandalised are only continuing what happened to the Tamils in 1983. The reason may be because the State did nothing to bring to book the Heroes of July ’83. Those who saw their homes and persons attacked in 1997, 1981 and 1983 continue to go to sleep daily in the fear this can happen again. In fairness, it is probably only CBK who would have gone out of her way to prevent this. During her tenure there were no such major incidents.

      Vaanga machan Vaanga

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    DRAMA QUEEN DIDN’T CLIMAX!

    This shady woman is an attention whore. She says she knew “her privileges as a Canadian and as a member of parliament.” Then why didn’t she know the responsibilities and obligations that go with it? She deliberately ignored the proper protocols meant to be followed by a Canadian parliamentarian visiting a foreign country. And she did this to try and create ill will between the two countries. What an irony a “Canadian” MP behaving in the most Un-Canadian way? She must thank Mahinda for making it possible for her to visit Jaffna by eliminating the mass-murderer of Tamils, Prabakaran.

    It is obvious from what she says that she is disappointed. Her trip ended in an anti-climax. GSL has handled a difficult situation quite deftly. Drama queen has returned only with some vacuous stories to tell – like spilling something on her shirt. What a dumbbell? She is going bananas as she knows she is going to lose her seat at the forthcoming elections.

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      OutRider

      “She must thank Mahinda for making it possible for her to visit Jaffna by eliminating the mass-murderer of Tamils, Prabakaran.”

      The Tamils were caught between devil and the deep blue sea. One is gone. When are you planning to eliminate the other?

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      Shut te hell up [Edited out]

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    Without Photoshop she looks like a real African woman!

    Who will follow her [Edited out]

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      She is a very very pretty lady. 100 times better looking than you or your ancestors. So[Edited out] :)

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      Did you see her picture in the Toronto Star article? It looks like for the one in this article they got someone to photoshop out her gums along with her cleavage LOL.

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        LOL..ur comment prompted me to read the Toronto star article… LMAO….
        “Minister Baird and Minister Yelich’s office were texting me and saying, ‘We’re here for your support if you need anything, if you have any updates let us know.’ And so it was great that on New Year’s Eve that all these people came to have my back,” Sitsabaiesan said.

        And she said that, if anything, the experience strengthened her resolve to fight for human rights in Sri Lanka and across the world.

        LMAO @ ” on NY eve they came to have my back…ya literally all em Canadians would…

        QUOTE “strengthened her to resolve to fight for human rights in SL and around the world” ….UNQUOTE. wonder which other country she has voiced her concerns regarding human rights violatIons..may be the USA for its take on the Abu Graib prison and Gitmo in Cuba, where inmates are held “ILLEGALLY” WITHOUT being charged…. FOR YEARS…..

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        Dev post a p[Edited out]

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      But a little better than those black as hell, curry smelling, extra big shoe size wearing, betel chewing, pants hanging on their asses, odd looking criminals called tamils that you get in scare-borough and elsewhere.

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        Senaratne

        You mean the scare-borough Tamils do live well.

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        Senaratne is surely a racist moron.

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        You know what they say about extra big feet. Bend over you will understand.

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        Tamils look much better than [Edited out]

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    [Edited out]

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    Rathika [Edited out]

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    Canadian MP Reveals.

    Oops! Photoshopped.

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    Good for nothing woman! I guess all those odd-jobbers in her vote base in scarborough will go running to vote for this woman now!

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      Senaratne

      “I guess all those odd-jobbers in her vote base in scarborough will go running to vote for this woman now!”

      Is it illegal or undesirable to be an odd-jobers?

      You are confusing me now.

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      Better asking for vote from uneducated Sinhalese [Edited out] in Srilanka. Give them a rice parcel and Rs.200 for a vote. Hmm

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    This gaffe prone moron is an embarrassment to Sri Lankans in Canada. She holds the unique record of being the first Canadian M.P. not to know what the population of Canada is. In one of her famous bloopers in February 2012 at a public meeting (Canadian Human Rights Voice Conference at Parliament Hill, Ottawa) she made the astounding statement that the Canadian population is 9 million (The correct figure is 35 million). Just imagine a member of a pradeshiya sabha in Sri Lanka making such a mistake. He will be hooted out of office!

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      Dimitri

      “Just imagine a member of a pradeshiya sabha in Sri Lanka making such a mistake. He will be hooted out of office!”

      Really?

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        Naughty Vedda

        Sinhalese are more astute than you think.

        No really, that was a rhetorical device.
        Now loosen your amude and give me a break.
        How come you are caught in a wedgie all the time?
        Let it hang loose buddy!

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          Dimitri

          “Now loosen your amude and give me a break.”

          Thanks for your advice.

          When did your forefathers start wearing Aryan Sinhala Suite or the suite similar to the western ones?

          “Let it hang loose buddy!”

          Do you like to hear the clanging sound?

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            I can just visualize:

            A Veddi tells another Veddi-
            “What has happened to our Wingnut today?
            He is going,
            Ding Dong Bell!”

            [WINGNUT:
            (noun) A person appearing to be moderately to severely crazy, disoriented, jumbled and more often than not, a total mess. A wingnut is a constant source of entertainment to those surrounding it and can easily be found in any type of setting or venue. Example: grocery stores, sporting events, cross-walks, public transportation, school, work, CT….you may even have one in your house.]

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          Lol Sinhalese are more what than you think?? Hahaha. You for real Dimitri. Name a famous Sinhala Scientist, Engineer, a doctor or an Architect. There are plenty of Sinhala toilet cleaners and [edited out]

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            Maveeran is 100% right. Tamils are much more astute than Sinhalese. That’s why the Sinhalese have a country to call their own while Tamils are begging their white masters to give them a home, or at least the basement.

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      Dear Dimitri,

      I have posted a Huffingtonpost article and the Video of the ladyship stuttering here. After getting caught with her 9 million remark she makes another foolish attempt to cover the first one by claiming she was referring to the voter turn out. Lying again as she had no clue what the voter turn out was. It was nowhere near 9 mil, it was 14.8 mil.

      Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first start to deceive.

      She is also reported to have used Photoshop to accentuate and enhance her assets. Even her appearance is doctored. Read it in the Huffingtonpost.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/canadian-mp-reveals-she-was-followed-and-interrogated-while-in-sri-lanka/comment-page-1/#comment-855807

      It becomes interesting from minute 3:30 onwards.

      BTW I have a following of imitators, who seem to like my posts. ha ha haa
      I hope they will continue to enjoy them.

      Kind Regards
      OTC

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      Dimitri doesn’t even know how many men [Edited out]

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    How interesting. They seek refuge in Canada alleging their lives are at risk in SL and yet are not overly concerned about coming back on a visit!

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    She escaped to Canada. Next time Isai Priya treatment.

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