6 July, 2022

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Channel 4 At Work Again In Sri Lanka

By Nagananda Kodituwakku

Nagananda Kodituwakku

Nagananda Kodituwakku

The British TV – Channel 4 which made the controversial documentary on Sri Lanka is once again at work.

Channel 4 documentaries and government’s stand on ‘Still Counting the Dead’

The documentaries published by Channel 4 were ardently challenged by the ousted MR administration for the credibility of its content, including the reading material such as Frances Harrison’s book, ‘Still Counting the Dead’. The then Ministry of Defence ruthlessly condemned these materials, as publications of utter falsehood. Nevertheless it is undeniable truth that any war front, atrocities take place sometimes with or without the sanction of the High Command. And Sri Lanka is not an exception in this regard.

It appears that almost all critics have conveniently forgotten the irrefutable evidence given by the Bishop of Mannar, Rayappu Joseph (available in the documentary ‘Common Differences” ) wherein he mentions that he had advised the LTTE Leader Prabakaran not to take people with him as a human shield when he withdrew in the face of army offensive, to which Prabakaran had replied that he fought for the people and the people have to be with him’. Apparently, this is how thousands became victims of in the final phase of the war.

The government of Sri Lanka rejects the publications as fallacies

Under the Rajapaksa regime the Defence Ministry website said; ‘Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War, is a telling insight into how the western ‘commentocracy’ continues to distort accounts of the ending of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009.1 This war was a long and brutal conflict fought between the Government of Sri Lanka and a terrorist movement which called itself the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” (LTTE, also known as the “Tamil Tigers”). The book will be welcomed by the caffè latte drinking, Channel 4-viewing, Hampstead set. Harrison will doubtless be gently back-slapped by her colleagues in the journalism and human rights industry, and will appear on numerous television and radio shows to discuss it’.

‘Regrettably, in articulating this narrative, Harrison’s book omits key facts, offers convenient half-truths and contains blatant falsehoods. The reality is that in doing so her book may well prolong any final resolution of the conflict by artificially sustaining a flimsy narrative that only serves the interests of members and fellow travellers of one of the world’s most ruthless terrorist movements. The contents, claims and conclusions are so mired in propaganda as to be unusable to anyone looking for an objective and accurate account of the events at the end of the war. The book comprises a series of interviews with ten Sri Lankan Tamils, all of whom, with one or two possible exceptions, are intimately linked with the LTTE. Unsurprisingly perhaps, the interviews dovetail with what can be termed the “Channel 4 Narrative”, a version of events broadcast by Channel 4 television in 2011 and 2012. This projects an omnipresent Sri Lankan security state, which established and then deliberately ignored civilian “no fire zones” in the last few months of the war, and in so doing killed thousands of Tamil civilians. This narrative, while conceding that the LTTE may have conscripted children to fight in its ranks, and may have shot at the occasional Tamil civilian, generally soft-peddles the atrocious nature of the LTTE, preferring to ignore the organisation’s catalogue of war crimes and crimes against humanity’.

The Positive effects emanating from the Channel 4 involvement

However the truth is that these materials had their light of the day forcing the then government, to be accountable, when the international community took a firm stand demanding for the establishment of an independent, credible justice mechanism to inquire into high profile cases including human rights violations in Sri Lanka, acknowledging the fact that the people of Sri Lanka has no faith and confidence in its justice system. In the paragraph 6 of the resolution adopted against Sri Lanka by the United Nations (A/HCR/RES/30/1) on 01st Oct 2015 went on to say as follows.

‘Welcomes the recognition by the Government of Sri Lanka that accountability is essential to uphold the rule of law and to build confidence in the people of all communities of Sri Lanka in the justice system, notes with appreciation the proposal of the Government of Sri Lanka to establish a judicial mechanism with a special counsel to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, as applicable; affirms that a credible justice process should include independent judicial and prosecutorial institutions led by individuals known for their integrity and impartiality; and also affirms in this regard the importance of participation in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the special counsel’s office, of Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers and authorized prosecutors and investigators’

Any inside involvement on foreign media re-entry?

Channel 4 Crew re-entered Sri Lanka on Wednesday the 20th Jan by UL 504 and the crew was headed by John Snow, an English journalist and television presenter, currently employed by ITN – UK. He is best known as the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News, which he presents since 1989.

There is no doubt that there shall be no ban or restriction on any investigation on any possible war crimes undertaken by any media institution, whether such investigations are carried out by the local, foreign or foreign media backed by powers within the local regime to ascertain nothing but the truth with no vested interests whatsoever.

President Sirisena denied war crimes allegations

In the meanwhile, yesterday at an interview given to BBC, President Sirisena said that while the UN report released in September 2015 had pointed to army involvement in war crimes, the report had failed to mention names. He further said it was important to determine whether such crimes actually took place.

Saying that the claims were made by people who were close to the Tamil Tigers, President Sirisena added: “I totally deny that. If some one can prove with evidence, I am ready to give them the opportunity. Justice is served equally in this country.”

“This investigation should be internal and indigenous, without violating the laws of the country, and I believe in the judicial system and other relevant authorities in this regard” president further said.

The mission undertaken by the Channel 4 in this occasion, with paralysed national security and defence policy, may probably provides with necessary verifications backed by both oral and video evidence, justifying the establishment of international tribunal with the participation of foreign judges to inquire into human right violations and war crimes allegations, compelling the government to concede the UN backed resolution ratified on 1st Oct 2015, with the concurrence of the Sirisena Administration.

State policy on security and defense shall not be compromised

Yet, under whatever the circumstances no country shall be subjected to any form of unequal treatment concerning war crime investigations and Sri Lanka shall not be an exception. War crimes take place all over the world, and most serious crimes against humanity have been committed by the Super Powers in the world. For instance, crimes being committed in the West Bank and in Syria are beyond imagination and it is apparent that the world media that controls the ‘world media market’ turns a blind eye into most of these crimes against humanity.

In this backdrop, the new regime cannot be complacent in its duty to the nation and to compromise on the state policy on the security and defense, undermining national security and national interests for its own survival.

 

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    Chase those channel 4 jokers out of this island.

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      And how is that going to stop the spreading of falsehoods except exacerbate them. We should produce the counter arguments proving the fabricated views presented by Channel 4 and they are duty bound to broadcast them.

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        Sylvia Haik

        “And how is that going to stop the spreading of falsehoods except exacerbate them.”

        What was the truth?

        ” We should produce the counter arguments proving the fabricated views presented by Channel 4 and they are duty bound to broadcast them.”

        Whatever the argument I am sure you know that one cannot hide lies, damn lies and video clips.

        You sent an army of politicians, diplomats, discredited analysts to various international arenas. The war crime investigation will not stop until the state dig out the truth, own it up, say sorry, beg mercy, get pardon, and move on.

        Had the state started a genuine process in 2009 the whole carnival would have come to an end.

        The longer the state drags its feet the longer and harsher truth will come haunting again and again.

        Smart ass war criminals have no escape root. It applies to you too.

        You can run you can’t hide.

        Get it done and get it over with.

        Remember, all those war criminals are your father, grandfather, brother, uncles, brother in laws, nephews, …… neighbours.

        Are you really comfortable living with them? In fact, you should encourage the war criminals to confess if you really love this country and people. You can start with war criminals of 1971.

        Well if you think you too are a smart ass patriot, well lets see how you plan to handle when the truth dawns on you.

        “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
        – Joe Klaas

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          Are all the LTTE terrorists and their leaders and sponsors your relatives as well. Are you comfortable? Own up and move on.

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            John

            What is your point if there is one?

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              Native Vedda Your verbal diarrhea makes no sense. A crime is a crime no matter who does it. It is comforting to know that the British are taking action over their soldiers mistreating the Iraqis during the Iraqi war. The atrocities committed were long forgotten but British fair play don’t. Remember the heinous crimes committed by American soldiers in Vietnam. Only one, Sgt. Calley, was charged and that was because he was on video gratuitously burning down villages. His punishment was house arrest and he was freed even from that. We should belong to a culture that will answer to every crime committed, be it by the LTTE, the Sinhalese, Muslim or other.

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                Sykvua Haik….Are you saying that Britain has released the Chilcott Report re the crimes committed in iIaq that had thus far been shoved under the carpet? We have not heard this to be so.

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                  CountryFirst

                  “Are you saying that Britain has released the Chilcott Report re the crimes committed in iIaq that had thus far been shoved under the carpet?”

                  Why?

                  Have you run out of pages from Paranagama report to wipe your bum?

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                Sylvia Haik

                “Native Vedda Your verbal diarrhea makes no sense.”

                Hope you shut your mouth before it hit your tonsils.

                “soldiers in Vietnam. Only one, Sgt. Calley, was charged and that was because he was on video gratuitously burning down villages.”

                Why are you telling this to me as if I commanded US army wherever atrocities had been taken place around the world?

                Western war crimes are not very honourable nor best place to hide Sri Lankan share of war crimes.

                The simple and fundamental question you ought to ask yourself is ” Is it in my interest to deny war crimes or is it in people’s interest to continue with unearthing truth?

                Are you for a genuine independent war crimes investigation or against it?

                I am not interested in what USA, UK, Germany, Australia, France, Turkey, Koreans, Japan ……….. did or didn’t do in the 100 or so years.

                I am talking about this island and not any other country. If you seriously considering taking USA, UK, Germany, Australia, France, Turkey, Koreans, Japan, India, Pakistan, …. please carry on take them to Hague and charge them I will be right behind you.

                It does not or should not absolve Sri Lankan’s share of war crimes.

                Make sure you keep your mouth closed in case….

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                  Native Vedda
                  “Are you for a genuine independent war crimes investigation or against it?”
                  You arrogant twit, what the hell do you think I meant when I said: “We should belong to a culture that will answer to every crime committed, be it by the LTTE, the Sinhalese, Muslim or other”.

                  You should not be commenting in English if you are ignorant of it. Stick with the Tamil that you know.

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                    Sylvia Haik

                    “You should not be commenting in English if you are ignorant of it. Stick with the Tamil that you know.”

                    Would you like me to comment in either Sinhala or Tamil? Would you be happy reading in one of those imported languages?

                    Would you like me to comment in my language?

                    ““We should belong to a culture that will answer to every crime committed, be it by the LTTE, the Sinhalese, Muslim or other”.

                    Your above typing didn’t specifically mention war crimes and crime against humanity.

                    Many don’t accept that these crimes were being committed in this soil. Be specific.

                    Do you want an independent commission to investigate past war crimes and crime against humanity, going back to 5th April 1971?

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        You are talking about a country where repeated riots and humiliation of minority Tamils has happened 1956, 1958, 1977 and finally the genocide of 1983. If you say genocide did not take place in 1983, then why the heck did President Kumaratunge make an official apology on this incident? These were all criminal acts committed by ordinary Sinhalese with state sponsorship. State sponsorship bcos absolutely none of the perpetrators in these incidents were identified, arrested and sentenced. In such a situation, and with the credibility of information that has been obtained, all by independent UN sources, the suspected genocide of 2009 is not a surprise. The cowardliness of the GOSL to continuously disallow an independent international transparent investigation speaks a lot for what they already know and the outcome of such an investigation. You are calling for a data base from independent sectors in a country where independent inquiries are not allowed. I challenge you to go to the north, house to house and get this information and within 24 hours you will be nobody. You are talking about a country where persons who went into such acts paid with their dear life Richard De Zoysa, Ekneligoda, Lasantha, Taraki are just to name a few. Tell the GOSL to bravely inform the whole world that they are ready for any international independent inquiry on data bases, crimes against humanity and full permission and authority will be allowed for such activity. Now tell them not to hide behind that shameless underskirt that they don’t trust any international investigation. Today according to GOSL and the Sinhalese, their is nobody in this world who is not being paid by the LTTE sympathizers or diaspora this includes Obama, Ban Ki Moon, Cameron and each and every country leader who voted for the UN resolution. This phrase digests well with the Sinhalese population obviously bcos they know already about their own criminality and culture and thus what happened in 2009. However it makes the Sinhalese and their leaders clowns when it is the only repeated logic and underskirt they can find to hide from the real truth becoming public. One does not need to step into SL to find out about state criminality, their are many who fled who live to tell their tales, Frederica Jansz is another instance. Data base for all Tamils missing is freely available with the respective persons, but not with you, bcos if you are in Sri Lanka and caught with such a list you will be history. Hope you will write in future with some degree of sense.

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      In 1971, 88-89, police/army (Goni Billas)) went into houses, grab thousands of Sinhalese young suspects, murder them and dump in to rivers. We people just let it go and forgot it. Then in 77, 83, “Balu Sinha Lee” gangs burned houses and killed thousands of Tamils, we just let it go…nothing can be proved.. In 2009, it is said 50k or 100k SL citizens were killed by heavy weaponry, and aerial bombing. Now our “Accidental Hero President” says, if mass murdering is proved with evidence (who should do this?), then only he is ready to take action.. Again we people are eager to forget that past and move forward.
      Isn’t this trend shows that we may murder another 200K people in our next battle in 2025?

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      If C4 is bullshit, why the blooming cowardice to allow an independent, transparent, honest investigation on the same? Now you Sinhalese will pull out that now famous underskirt, that the UN Chief, Obama, Cameroon, Pillay and the whole world is paid by LTTE diaspora, without realizing that this same diaspora was created by Sinhalese racism of 1956, 1958, 1977, 1983 pogroms where thousands of innocent Tamils fell victim, houses burnt, businesses destroyed all of this done by ordinary Sinhalese. The diaspora are those who managed to flee to secure countries and continue their life.

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    Nagananda, your cautionary ‘advice’ to “the new regime” that “In this backdrop, the new regime cannot be complacent in its duty to the nation and to compromise on the state policy on the security and defense, undermining national security and national interests for its own survival”, is well advised.

    However, judging from their performance, it is most unlikely that the “new regime” will give a toss about “its duty to the nation”, opting instead for the time-tested policy of serving themselves, their families and cronies.

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    Nagananda Kodituwakku –

    RE: Channel 4 At Work Again In Sri Lanka

    “Channel 4 documentaries and government’s stand on ‘Still Counting the Dead’

    “It appears that almost all critics have conveniently forgotten the irrefutable evidence given by the Bishop of Mannar, Rayappu Joseph (available in the documentary ‘Common Differences” ) wherein he mentions that he had advised the LTTE Leader Prabakaran not to take people with him as a human shield when he withdrew in the face of army offensive, to which Prabakaran had replied that he fought for the people and the people have to be with him’. Apparently, this is how thousands became victims of in the final phase of the war.”

    Looks like, only Mootal Maveeran Velupillai Prabakaran (MMVP) knows the count, but unfortunately he is dead.

    The Count, the Math.

    How many did MMVP take = T

    How Many were returned or Rescued =R, the Sri Lanka State knows

    How many were killed = T- R,

    So, it looks like MMVP has the answer.

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    Useful News, Thanks

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    Dead????

    How this happens?

    Why???

    In any war / conflict people who have surrendered to a state security forces never vanished in thin air …except this cursed country..

    Do you know there are international law about treating people who surrender ?
    Did your Sinhala barbaric security forces followed this ?

    Suppose if this happened to your own kids…
    $Suppose your own daughters were raped by Sinhala Army ..
    Suppose if the burial place your loved ones bulldozed and Army played foot ball on this …
    what will you do?

    Laugh and Dance ??????

    Remember there are kids growing in North-East asking what happened to their fathers..mothers..sisters..brothers ….can you shut their mouth by guns?

    Tsunami is in the pipe line…..

    Channel 4 is right …do you think it is like your shit Rupavaahini????

    Tamils in this country have the right to know what happened to their kith and kin…ok

    Cheers

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    Howdy Nagananda, why are you getting jittery with ‘Channel 4 At Work Again In Sri Lanka’?

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    Have the Tamils received any justice for the crimes committed by successive governments from 1948 till today?

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    He is jittery because, he like all Sinhala extremists want to deny all the atrocities they committed with impunity on Tamils since independence.

    Did Sri Lanka ever prosecuted all those murderers, rapists, arsonists during state-participated pogroms against Tamils by Sinhala hooligans?

    You can’t bury a whole pumpkin in a plate of rice!

    Chanel 4, please bring the whole truth of the Sinhala mass murders of Tamil civilians – let the whole world know.

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      Own up to all the LTTE atrocities. Don”t give the pathetic excuse that they were freedom fighters. The multiple terrorist acts masterminded by cold blooded calculation well documented.These were not accidental deaths or caught in crossfire deaths. The calculations also took into place the more poor, Tamil civilians put in harms way the more sympathy Internationally.

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        John

        “Own up to all the LTTE atrocities.”

        Whom are you aiming your question at? Premadasa, Armed forces, Mahinda his brothers, Karuna, Pillayan, ….. Hindia, given that all had had their hands in sustaining LTTE one way or another.

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    Channel 4 must have obtained necessary permission, else they could not have obtained visas.
    Sri Lanka has nothing to hide, except a few killings, torture, disappearances and the like.
    Some still going on, and highlighted by the local press.
    Nagananda should object to the Minister of External Affairs.

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    “Still Counting the Dead” – Frances Harrison

    “Sri Lanka’s Secrets” – Trevor Grant (Foreward by Geoffy Robertson)
    Trevor Grant a sports columists turned Sri Lanka vs LTTE match

    These Journalists are more than ready to even trade on innocent dead carcasses for a gain…………..

    In The Beast, it is stated S.J.Emmanuel to have told Prabakaran is like JESUS CHRIST.( Wait for the Temple of Prabakaran)
    Hence it is very likely our Innocent Youth, Children and Adults could have followed Ammatasiri’s Mootal Maveeran Velupillai Prabakaran (MMVP)
    into the Wanni…….

    People who did surrender are happily living in Yalpanam.
    SINCE THE VIETNAM, IRAQ, AFGANISTAN, LIBYAN & SYRIAN WARS THE INTERNATIONAL LAWS HAVE BEEN RELEGATED TO THE BACK BURNER.

    CHOLAN – Are contributing for another blood bath ??? To destroy more youth and children?

    Remember Courtesy begets Courtesy.
    At some point of time we need to let go of the past but the greedy will hang onto it to make money.

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      Human rights abuses happen in other countries, true, but those countries have exemplary leadership, justice and political systems to investigate such criminality committed by the State and punish the perpetrators in a transparent, honest and independent manner and provide reconciliation to the victims. Sri Lanka unfortunately has a horrible record on State Terrorism and cover-ups. This is a country where a international leader was attacked by the same soldier who was giving that leader a Guard of Honor and the perpetrator Wijemini was considered a hero. This is a country that provided a hero’s welcome to Sepala when he hijacked Alitalia flight to Sri Lanka. The Jaffna Library (one of the best in Asia) was burnt down as a punishment to Jaffna Tamils and organized by some of the highest Sinhalese political and armed forces persons. Did you ever see any investigation or justice for that? The records are endless as well as the shame. Even today, we read an extra judicial killing organized by the Police on some suspects who murdered a policemen. You are talking about 600 policemen killed in cold blood by the LTTE in Baticoloa, but you fail to mention that the main suspect and perpetrator of this act Karuna Amman is now a senior government member with the Sinhalese government.

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    It looks like Nagananda Kodituwakku has finally decided that representing PENNILESS VICTIMS is a venture without profit. Talking for the Government of course is hugely profitable.

    I am sure that Sirisena will now be pleased to hand over some consulting assignments to this turncoat. Congratulations Nagananda.

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    Nagananda
    Funny fellow! Selective use of Rev.Fr. Rayappu’s evidence? What a sense of justice and fairplay! Because it suits your medieval Mahawanse mindset, you want to suppress the incriminating evidence by Rev.Rayappu and others on the slaughter of innocent civilians in their thousands in the “No-fire” zone, hospitals? Arrest, detain and gag the doctors who witnessed the slaughter?. Don’t want to hear Rev.Rayappu’s account on ‘disappearances” at the hands of Sinhala forces. Man, What is happening to Thajudeen case? Lasantha’s case? Ekneligoda case? You don’t want to admit how our skewed system works in Sri Lanka. You want the killers, rapists and psychopaths in uniform & their patrons to go scot free and then we can shake hands, sit down, and talk reconciliation, over a cup of tea -nay, of blood. Innocent people’s blood & Certainly Not Sinha Le .

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    Burying your head in the sand and thinking you are not visible is the most foolish and dangerous thing to do.

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    Nagananda K
    You have referred to what Bishop Rayappu Joseph’s told VP on the question of using the people as a human shield and the latter’s reply on that issue to the Bishop..
    The consequences of VP disregarding that advise is really what happened to the people who are really the victims of a set of circumstances over which they did not have any control.
    So don’t you think the SLG army which was not terrorist out fit but regular one and was dealing with a war situation involving a terrorist set up should have exercised more caution and control and not acted tit for tat like the LTTE to cause more collateral damage and Tamil civilian casualties?
    Had that happened don’t you think the Channel 4 would not have been a nuisance now to My3 -Ranil Yahapalnya govt?
    If Ch4 is causing shivers down now only those who have skeletons in their cupboards both in the previous regime and the army.
    Why are you concerned?

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      uthu,
      The best thing what the SLG should have done was to declare loss due to human shields and hand over the country to the LTTE. Right?

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    If all the Sinhalese and president Srisena denies war crimes, why you not allowing an international independent investigation with foreign judges?
    Sinhalese criminals have been committing crimes against the Tamils for almost 70 years with impunity as the world was not civilized. All those surrendered to the forces and abducted, probably tortured, raped, murdered and eaten by the Sinhala Hannibal’s? This is an international war crimes and genocide and must be under the international law investigated by international investigators. Sinhalese believe in crimes and violence, and the international community must invade Sri Lanka after a military attack to neutralize the racist forces to investigate and expose the truth to the world and punish war criminals.

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    If there is good, progress in the country or racial-religious unity Channel 4 will report it. Or else it loses credibility. Since there was considerable abuse of HR, notably against Tamil civilians by prejudiced cadres of a partisan SL army that for decades committed regular and pre-meditated crimes in the Tamil majority areas of the NEP, including rape of young girls and women, Channel 4 reported it. Not just them but many other international wire services like the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Canadian and Indian TV.

    It is outrageous to deny all this in the delusional charade the entire world is against an “innocent” Sinhala Buddhist country. If this Writer, otherwise carrying out a welcome campaign against the wrongs of the State, wants to now become pseudo-patriotic, he may not have many takers. Why is Sri Lanka afraid of a neutral international inquiry if the armed forces played by the rules during the 30 year old war. The world is not going to believe the Mahinda Rajapaksa bunkum “my army fought with one hand on the gun and the other on the Rules Book” How does this account for the unimaginable crimes committed against the over 150,000 Tamil held in what was otherwise Concentration Camps – whose fate is not known to date but highly debated.

    What justice can the Tamil people expect while Sinhala parents, who lost dozens of their children in the Matale District and other areas in those dark days of 1988/89, are still in the dark about the fate of what became of their precious children. The perpetrators are not called killers and hunted down but some of these “army deserters” at the higher levels of the army, who decamped to safer countries during the height of the war, are trying to alter history by calling themselves War Heroes who “saved the country and the Sinhala Nation”. Any attempt critical of them is made to look like these are against the “Sinhala Nation” aimed at fibbing an uncaring majority. What nonsense!

    Pandaranayagam

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      ‘If there is good, progress in the country or racial-religious unity Channel 4 will report it.’

      Channel 4 could not give a toss about inter-racial unity. Good news does not sell newspapers nor does it increase viewer numbers.

      The last thing that Channel 4 is interested in is Tamil Human Rights. Channel 4 wants to make gripping documenaties preferably ones that outrage the viewer. For this purpose truth and justice take a back seat and high viewer numbers and hence advertising reveunue come to the fore.

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        Taraki

        “Channel 4 could not give a toss about inter-racial unity”

        How about you? What is your contribution to inter racial unity? Why don’t you have a word or two with those who believe in Sinha le?

        “For this purpose truth and justice take a back seat and high viewer numbers and hence advertising reveunue come to the fore.”

        Why do you depend on foreigners to dig out the dirt from this soil if you believe that their agenda is to profit from gory stories? Instead you should proactively seek truth. The alternative is for you to dig out the truth and tell people this is what happened since 1971.

        If I were you I would first start looking for truth in Matale ditches.

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          ‘How about you?’

          Idiot veddah makes it personal instead of defending Channel 4. Well done.

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            Taraki

            “Idiot veddah makes it personal instead of defending Channel 4. Well done.”

            Please give me one reason as to why you expect me to defend Channel 4? Aren’t they capable of defending themselves?

            I always do well, thanks.

            You haven’t answered my questions.

            Forget C4, isn’t it your responsibility to find truth? If you don’t foreigners will.

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    Nagananda.

    Lets be frank.I have read and reread Gordon Weiss-The Cage and Francis Harrison on Still counting the Dead.
    I am convinced that both accounts are reasonably factual!

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      Gordon and Francis [Edited out]

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    I have read again your piece.Unlike your earlier presentations,you too seem to be caught with the Flu of MaRA!

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    It is not clear what Nagananda is trying to say except to say that “Look out! Channel 4 is back in this country”. What is there for these people to cover now, when the country was gaining to post war situation from 2009 and from Jan 2015 we are moving on a different paradigm of Good Governance, inclusive of ethnic harmony, national integration, equality etc.

    As a man who voted to boot Jarapassa out, I only hope that they would not do something that is harmful to the present regime to give an impression that Jarapassa was indeed better than the present lot.

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    How long you are going to cover up?

    How long you are going to guard the Butchers?

    You can tell your canard to your own people ….but not to the world….

    Jews are still hunting for Nazi criminals….

    Tamils like to know what happened to 150,000 civilians….

    Cowards dancing for a borrowed..fake..artificial victory after hiding under beds hugging their wives…till 2009….

    Karuna is walking freely in Colombo ….he doesn’t care about Sinhala cowards..

    Cheers

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      Keep your racist ranting to yourself or soon you will be sent to lunatic asylum.

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        Sinhalese are not racists, is an understatement. Then why the heck did SWRD bring in legislation of “Sinhala only” policy overnight? Why is the SL armed forces almost 100% Sinhalese? Why does Mahinda refer to the Sri Lankan flag as the “Sinha Dajaya” at all public meetings and is unable to refer to it as the Sri Lanka National Flag? Why was nobody arrested and sentenced for the acts of murder, looting, criminality and arson for the riots that have taken place in 1956, 1958, 1977, and 1983? Is it because that students from such famous Sinhalese Buddhist schools as Ananda and Nalanda were involved and considered Sinhalese patriots and heroes?

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    When is the Cocktails for C4 at Temple Trees?…

    Love to see the guest list…

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera (Dr No)

      “Love to see the guest list…”

      Rather, the liquor cabinet. You are partial to malt aren’t you, if its free?

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        Dear Native,

        Talking about Malt Whisky, The Balavenie 17 year old gives lovely sweet aromas and a beautiful smoky after taste which most probably comes from old peat deposits in the Scottish Highlands.

        I doubt whether your mates even in the Diaspora spend the dosh on good stuff.

        Not sure about the TT, but the Presidents digs had a good liquor Cabinet with lots of Whisky, when the Madam was living there, according to my Elders.

        Even then I don’t think good single malts were in stock because it would have been hard on the budget to get pissed on The Balvanie..

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    Mr. Kodiya

    Can all this grammer bring back the dead or does it make it right for a government to slaughter its people?
    Don’t act so innocent. Didn’t the Sri Lankan government not give the same treatment to our own people back in 1971 and in 1987-1989 subsequently?
    Have you forgotten all the summary executions of suspected JVP members by our military? Have you forgotten the infamous ‘billas’, please be a man and realise that what has happened in Sri Lanka have been outright human rights abuses. A democratically elected government must be made to follow the law irrespective of cast and creed.
    The truth is bitter my friend. If there were no war crimes what would channel 4 would have no business in poking their nose in Sri Lankan affairs.
    Mind you we live in a world where people have become civilised and have embraced non violence, while out stupid idiotic public are too deluded by the government divide and rule policy that we are so blind to other peoples predicament.
    Remember before you are a Sri Lankan or a Sinhalese, you are a human being. Look at Tamils and the rest with the same view, they are humans first just like us.
    Please don’t expose your blockheadedness by writing such patronising articles. Even one million such articles will not change the truth.

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      The same to all the LTTE sympathizers. Dont just preach only to the Sinhalese . You were cheering when LTTE were killing innocent people. Condemn their murderers and brutality.

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        John

        “You were cheering when LTTE were killing innocent people. Condemn their murderers and brutality.”

        What does it prove? Sinhalese and Tamils are deranged stupid people, all because both share the same gene from South India.

        If you haven’t worked it out yourself please read research papers published here and elsewhere on affinity of gene among these two very stupid people.

        I know its very difficult to think out of the box, how do you put sanity into these stupid deranged people’s head? Any good idea?

        If it is too hard for you to think just forget it.

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          Agree. This is a good starting point. Let us not fool ourselves that only segments of the Singhalese are racist and barbarians. The Tamils are too. Most commentators here think the LTTE and Tamils are angels and eternal victims with no wrong done to bring about their own downfall. This is very arrogant, foolish thinking which will lead to eternal conflict.

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            John

            “Let us not fool ourselves that only segments of the Singhalese are racist and barbarians.”

            The issue here is not whether Tamils are more racist than their Sinhalese brethren or the opposite is true.

            Sinhalese went further, by the virtue of their numbers institutionalised racism, with overt support of majority of their stupid people, void of any wise counsel, ………..

            Socially both stupid people have been caste conscious and still are.

            Please deal with racist state and other non state institutions, social consciousness, raging stupid for no reasons, before accusing me of cheering LTTE killing.

            I think you too are a deranged Sinhalese.

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    To those who are concerned and criticize my piece of writing

    First and foremost I must say that I am not a prejudiced person at all. I always honour and respect the democratic rights of all citizens and their right to equality and right to equal protection.

    If that is not the case, I would not have staged a nonviolent protest before the Colombo Prison, demanding the release of all LTTE suspects detained in custody with no charges whatsoever leveled against them. And also I would never have written number of articles, emphasizing the need for introducing laws prohibiting racism and criminalizing all forms of discrimination on ethnic grounds.

    I must say that what is presented here is based on the facts and there is no attempt whatsoever to support or discredit any ethnic community, the Government (current or former), Channel 4 crew or any militant group.

    I clearly accept the right of the media to investigate into any possible violation of humanitarian laws and war crimes. Yet, in my opinion no government can turn a blind eye into investigations undertaken by foreign elements. And I would like to question whether Britain, Israel, USA, Russia or India would permit any such foreign investigation in their homelands.

    If their concerns are genuine there are so many atrocities committed against humanity in various battlefields in the Middle East, Africa and in several other countries, where they could have undertaken similar missions, yet turned a blind eye.

    This however, does not mean that possible human rights violations alleged to have been committed by armed forces during the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka should not be investigated at all or that those who are accused for crimes should not be tried by an independent and impartial justice mechanism, that the government of Sri Lanka has failed to put in place, justifying the international community’s demand for a hybrid justice system to try human right violations.

    At the same time nobody can ignore that these media institutions also kept their eyes shut whilst over 80,000 youths were being killed in cold blood during the southern uprisings in 1971 and 1988/89. This was closely followed by the deaths and destructions suffered by the people belonged to all ethnic communities in the civil war between the Armed Forces and Tamil militants. The truth remains that the dismal failure of the successive Sinhala majority governments since the British ended their ‘divide and rule’ administration in 1948.

    This inaction of the UN System, international media, human rights organizations to initiate a credible investigations into the crimes committed over a 30-year period in Sri Lanka is beyond imagination. This state of affairs once again raises the questions, concerning the integrity and bona fide of these organizations.

    Dear readers, no one should be biased and only the truth shall prevail. In my view, adopting a mechanism similar to the South African experience would have been a better option to heal the wounds and work towards the national reconciliation.

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      The Writer should, ideally, concentrate on exposes of his former workplace – the perennially corruption-ridden Customs Dept. in which area he has shown some knowledge. It is a badly kept secret that communalism is widely prevalent in its ranks in recent years there where Sinhalisation is on at full speed.

      Trying to white-wash the armed forces, notably the army, during the war years – and, the MR regime, is well beyond his forte. President Sirisena is trying to save his job by insisting on a local inquiry. Ranil battles to keep his meagre Buddhist electorate with the same strategy. But the UN has a far more sensitive task. The forthcoming visit of the UNHC/HR may reveal the world has a different view on what actually took place in the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. If it is convenient to him Sarath Fonseka himself will spill the beans – and that will be interesting reading.

      Let us not waste blaming Francis Harrison, Marie Colvin, Channel 4, BBC and others for the wide-spread War Crimes that took place in Sri Lanka during the war. An unbiased report can include the excesses of VP as well.

      As to the Writer’s demo opposite Welikade Prisons, this is to be commended. What he did was to show his displeasure with the State on behalf of all held there wrongly and illegally – Sinhalese, Tamils and others. Welikade, after all, is a high-stakes proposition on which another Public Inquiry is absolutely necessary.

      Pandaranayagam

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      “If their concerns are genuine there are so many atrocities committed against humanity in various battlefields in the Middle East, Africa and in several other countries, where they could have undertaken similar missions, yet turned a blind eye.”

      It is a complete lie. CH4 does a good job of that. How often you watch CH4?

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      Mr. Nagananda ,

      your defence is abysmal , don’t try to drag USA,Britain, India ,Israel,Russia in to our mess and justify your stand , yes those countries might have got away with countless mass murders and genocides , yet we can’t take those countries as our role models . we Srilankan people have been subjected to numerous brutalities by the successive governments , all they had done was , slaughtering all the suspects regardless of their ethnicities . 71,89 and 2009 are the living memories of violent history , do you envisage another violent crack down on the dissidents in 10 or 15 years time ? just because there were not enough international media coverage and exposure given for our 71 and 89 violent history , it does not necessarily mean 2009 massacre should also let go . if one were to compare early seventies and late eighties to latter part of 2009 media coverage , it’s total different phenomenon , with the inception of internet , today’s media is not the same as late 80 s media. ofcourse powerful Tamil diaspora played a significant role in exposing our so called government’s bold decisions , can we blame them for that ? Sri lankan government supposed to be a democratically elected government ; hence, she should have acted as such , but had they ? both LTTE and the SL government
      had acted more or less the same manner , pretty much both were terrorist organisations, period !

      don’t you worry too much of C4 ‘s involvement , we sri lankan people want the real truth , not the half truth , no more covering ups . have you forgotten the 2015 UN resolution ? this investigations must be done and must punish all the guilty parties which ever side they belong to , if you try to stir up all the radical hooligan’s pseudo patriotism again by bringing up C4 saga , you are just another Booruwansa type con artist . we don’t care how it’s done , end result is vital ,we need a credible investigation , given the quality of our current judicial system in place , every reason to be sceptical of it’s outcome . we the Srilankan people deserve to know the truth , the process must be a transparent and an independent one; thus, no one should interfere in meddling with it Mr Nagananda !

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    Mr. Nagananda
    Your conciliatory Note is commendable. But, please tell us, briefly:
    1. Rev. Fr. Rayappu had extensively accused the armed forces and also the LTTE. How come you selectively picked out only his criticism of LTTE as valid evidence and left out hisindictment of the military ?.
    2. Don’t you know that legal concepts touching on human rights, humanitarian law, war crimes etc. have been rapidly evolving over the years, and more so now, with IT and dissemination of info. Why blame international agencies and H.R. advocates for not raising their voice when JVP youths were slaughtered? Nonetheless, I remember BBC, NY Times etc. exposing the atrocities committed against JVP youths.
    3. Two wrongs do not make a thing right. US and other Western powers are guilty of persecuting the Palestinians etc. Equally, successive Sinhala governments are guilty of persecuting Tamils. There are HR advocates in USA and a powerful lobby in Israel to speak out against the abuses committed against Palestinians. Except for the feeble voice of a few principled men and women among the Sinhala people empathizing with us,we are condemned to cry our heart out and wait for the Messiah.
    4. You protest your innocence and keep count of the several occasions on which you had stood for justice. Pl. don’t keep a count. For, it smacks of extending a favour.

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    Nobody blaming Mr. Kodituwakku is racist. There are many much trying to point what is incomplete in his statement. Mr. Kodituwakku is missing the main point. He cannot be, as an activist, being as a judge too. He cannot give out a verdict on M/s Harrison’s book. After all it is only a book. Why he Is giving that importance to it?

    Channel 4 begs for money from donors to produce these Killing Fields of Sri Lanka. Appe Andu, the Royal governments produce the “Lies agreed upon” from the Taligodi gold sold money. The rest of the gold is still in Peacock house as per Colombo news. Then what happened to that propaganda video “Lies Agreed Upon”? Additional money was spent up on making UNSG to watch it. He, in support of his friend Old King, refused to watch Killing Field of Sri Lanka. But, UNHRC upheld Killing Field of Sri Lanka. Discounted Lies Agreed Upon. The Tamil doctors witnessed in Lies Agreed Upon have changed their version third time. With count of shame one thing that Lankawe created receives, why condemn M/S Harrison and Jon Snow?

    Yet who care about a Documentary or a book? Everybody wants the ICC inquiry. Those who have the wound in their back are resisting bending and going through the fence. As an activist Mr. Kodituwakku has to call for the ICC investigation. Picking up on M/s Harrison is going add him to the club of those who are carrying their wounds on their back.
    Mr.Kodituwakku is quoting archbishop to one word (advising to Leader VP), but he is not using bishop’s another word, that is 150,000 deaths, to substantiate the book “still counting the death.” But we know the “Still Counting” is counting even after Bishop stop counting. So, Mr. Kodituwakku has to accept as per Bishop, “still counting” is taking his number beyond 150,000.

    Further we (Tamils) are not accepting Archbishop’s number 150,000. I have had described many different models to estimate the death. None of them ended below 400,000 thousand. Some shoot up even beyond to 750,000 counts. Mr. Kodituwakku can simple multiply the 90,000 widows and it will come to 360,000. If a woman has lost her husband for bombing, the same would have happened four member families. So, a crude estimate will go to 360,000. Then to compensate lost widows, you have to add 25,000(1/4 of 90,000) and adjust the widows’ number to 115,000. If one multiplies that by 4, then it will go beyond 450,000. Here our simple assumption of death is bombing. But it was boys and girls death is much higher than family number, that is representative of windows, we used here. Many of these widows are Indian origin from upcountry. It is extremely deficient to count the family size as 4. That number is good only for town side families. Not for the labor class like upcountry Tamils.

    New King has said to BBC there is no inquiry with foreign judges. He has said only an inquiry with Sri Lankan Nationals. This is what we have been writing comparing “Panchapandavar, cite metaphor to “four”, like a bed’s legs”, then say number “three”, show in the hand “two”, write on a paper with pencil “one” and erase it too and make “Nothing”. The end is Pandavaas’ total count is from five to the famous Sinhala Intellectual’s number “zero”. Government first took the UNHRC resolution and made it from five to zero. Then it took the constitutional amendment to solve Tamil problem from five to zero. Then it took money from Britain to modernize the army but keeping all 150,000 in North. Every day an army truck is knocking down somebody and vehicles in the North. Those deaths go without case or compensation. Releasing lands still a mirage while many lands handed over was to Sinhalese to settle in North and East.

    We did not deny the death of the JVP members. In fact we have been quoting that more times than Mr. Kodituwakku, here on CT. Our argument has been if the Sinhala deaths have gone like that, IC has to realize what would be the case of the Tamils death.

    Mr. Kodituwakku should understand that Tamils, though appreciating Gordon Weiss, M/s Harrison or Jon Snow, fully understand for sure these will not make any change in Lankawe, the Land of Wildlife Sanctuary. Lanka is 175th country in 179 country list for journalist protection. Any and everybody in the Wildlife Sanctuary hate journalists. The Tamils’ only hope for any change to happen in Wildlife Sanctuary cannot come by M/s Harrison’s writing, but only by conducting ICC investigation.

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    Nags K
    Your explanation to your critics is well set out in the context of all what you have said in the last para.
    If that is going to be your stance on the subject,, you needn’t worry about critics.
    Carry on with your work and you will have the support of all tight thinking people in the country.

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    No need to worry Mr.Nagananda K.Tuvakku. Just relax, nothing serious is going to happen to anybody. These investigations, digging out evidences (even if anything is still left ?)or Channel 4 talking to some more affected people is not going to bring up anything new or there will be any chance of guilty getting punished, or the sufferings of the families will come to an end.
    All these things of action taking will slowly and surely vanish. Either the international organisations will give up or our government will not cooperate.
    The government is here to shield and safeguard genociders,criminals, culprits,thieves,smugglers,abductors, thugs, criminal killer soldiers, fraud politicians etc.,

    Poor Tamils who suffered for so many years will get more rights removed with more draconian constitutional changes on the making. What more they need ? They will be completely done with and the S-Le people can live happily ever after. Then they can start with the other minority community with whom they are so jealous and prejudiced. Lanka will never be a peaceful country.

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    Mr. Nagananda,
    Your justification for Sri Lanka comparing the loss of 80000 youths during JVP uprising and other atrocities carried out by other Countries on others will suffice for your conscience. But in your Country there is a minority group claiming outrageous mass murder of innocent people who were encamped with LTTE during the war between LTTE and the Government forces. They are suffering the aftermath of the atrocious crimes committed on them. After making sure LTTE was well surrounded did your Government make any effort to let the innocent people leave the war zone? The international community has all the proof war crimes were committed. Why is that your Government has no pity on your own citizens even after winning the war with LTTE?. The UN is trying its best with your Government to avoid more violence in Sri Lanka as well as a repletion in other similar Countries. At the UN session your Government has already committed with the UN to take up the inquiry of war crimes and other missing peoples’ position. If this is done satisfactorily then the international community will be happy this type of crime will be minimized all over the world. First of all your Government should have protected your Country from another repetition. Instead there was more violence! Even today your Government is backtracking its commitment and not doing anything for the future safety of the Country. A good Government would have done a lot of things to save their name in the international arena. Your Country is heading towards a catastrophe just like other similar Countries even though you are an active member of the UN. A normal Country would have given all the assistance to the war affected magnanimously to make them happy for the loss of lives and property. This would have given the international community a good impression and respect for your Country. I feel sorry for your thoughts but you can’t make Sri Lanka exist outside of the modern world.

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      As to your first point there were multiple requests to the LTTE to let the people go. They kept them closer and even brought in heavy machinery among the people. The also shot civilians trying to flee. The army suffered thousands of deaths during the last stage and rescued over 300000 civilians. Do you think these large numbers would survive if they just wanted everyone destroyed. Use common sense and do not get fooled by cunning LTTE propaganda unless you are part of the propagandists or brainwashed.
      Casualties occur in wars and this was as brutal as it gets. A conventional force fighting determined terrorists. The so called western civilized forces would have destroyed a force like the LTTE with much more civilian casualties as we can see from news around the world.

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        Do you mean Old King did not receive any warning from IC and UN that people inside the cordoned area so he should stop bombing and use heavy artillery? Didn’t he promised that to Pranab Mukherjee and asked Karunanidhi to stop fasting and make Karunanidhi lose election without any candidate elected? Didn’t your misters kept saying America had send the plane to Bandaranaike Airport and your king defied all of them and provided leadership to wipe out Tamils and win the war?

        Why don’t let the IC to come and witness on their own the Humanitarian Rescue Mission that government carried out?

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    Nagananda,

    I thought you were a fair and decent fellow who fought for justice for the weak and the victimised.

    Alas! You have revealed yourself to be a typical sinha le nationalist who wants to stop the atrocities your so called war heroes committed being exposed to the world

    As an educated man why don’t you prove Channel 4 wrong rather than complain about the government letting them in to the country to expose the truth. You, like the war criminals in the previous regime just want to hide the truth and protect the criminals.you are fearful of the truth being exposed!

    I have lost all the respect I had for you. Shame on you.

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      Nagananda Kodituvakku is tired of getting no money from his HR agitations. He is now clearly sucking up to Sirisena. Like someone has said here, Sirisena is sure to pass on some legal consultations to Kotituvakku.

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    Nagananda Kodituwakku

    Channel 4 At Work Again In Sri Lanka
    The British TV – Channel 4 which made the controversial documentary on Sri Lanka is once again at work.

    Channel 4 documentaries and government’s stand on ‘Still Counting the Dead’

    *** You look like someone who has just risen from the Grave and trying to be Devils Advocate.

    Let me break you down to the skeleton and tell you Straight.

    What the Tamils want is the TRUTH , WHOLE TRUTH and Nothing but the TRUTH.
    But what you lot want is to LIE.

    The only people who disagree with the Channel 4 Report are Sinkalams.

    The Channel 4 Report has been verified by ICC Experts for its Vearcity Accuracy, Authenticity and Reliabilty and on all counts has been given the thumbs up.

    1) The documentaries published by Channel 4 were ardently challenged by the ousted MR administration for the credibility of its content, including the reading material such as Frances Harrison’s book, ‘Still Counting the Dead’. The then Ministry of Defence ruthlessly condemned these materials, as publications of utter falsehood. Nevertheless it is undeniable truth that any war front, atrocities take place sometimes with or without the sanction of the High Command. And Sri Lanka is not an exception in this regard.

    *** Do you expect a Criminal to admit to his Crime. They area the ones in the Dock and need to be tried.

    2) It appears that almost all critics have conveniently forgotten the irrefutable evidence given by the Bishop of Mannar, Rayappu Joseph (available in the documentary ‘Common Differences” ) wherein he mentions that he had advised the LTTE Leader Prabakaran not to take people with him as a human shield when he withdrew in the face of army offensive, to which Prabakaran had replied that he fought for the people and the people have to be with him’. Apparently, this is how thousands became victims of in the final phase of the war.

    *** Dont distort his view by taking it out of Context. But what Prabakaran said was 150% the ground reality. Let me tell you many who moved with the LTTE were their family members and for them it was DO or DIE. So dont talk rubbish.

    3) The government of Sri Lanka rejects the publications as fallacies

    *** LIARS from top to bottom. MS lied to the UN but dont worry Mr.Cameron the Aristocrat has already declared war and voiced his opinion calling for a Credible Inquiry to be set up by June. It is never too late.

    4) Under the Rajapaksa regime the Defence Ministry website said; ‘Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War, is a telling insight into how the western ‘commentocracy’ continues to distort accounts of the ending of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009.1 This war was a long and brutal conflict fought between the Government of Sri Lanka and a terrorist movement which called itself the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” (LTTE, also known as the “Tamil Tigers”).

    *** This is why we are where we are. We fought for Freedom from your ” TYRRANY”.

    5) ‘Regrettably, in articulating this narrative, Harrison’s book omits key facts, offers convenient half-truths and contains blatant falsehoods.

    *** The rest of what you have written is an affirmation that you are not going to admit that you were the perpertrators and brought this on.

    6) ‘Welcomes the recognition by the Government of Sri Lanka that accountability is essential to uphold the rule of law and to build confidence in the people of all communities of Sri Lanka in the justice system, notes with appreciation the proposal of the Government of Sri Lanka to establish a judicial mechanism with a special counsel to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, as applicable; affirms that a credible justice process should include independent judicial and prosecutorial institutions led by individuals known for their integrity and impartiality; and also affirms in this regard the importance of participation in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the special counsel’s office, of Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers and authorized prosecutors and investigators’

    *** Can you explain to me in plain English how you are going to achieve the above when GOSL headed by MS & RW and Mangala gave assurance to UN and co sponsored the resolution that they will
    Set up a System with Foreign involvement to get off the Hook.

    a) MS soon after the UN resolution even before the pen was dry said that the armed forces were not guuilty of any Crimes and they will use the State Resources to protect them ignoring the Victims.
    b) Now want to go back on their words by vowing to set up an Internal Mechanism. LIARS

    7) President Sirisena denied war crimes allegations

    *** What do you expect. He was part of the evil empire and has TAMIL BLOOD on his hands.

    8)In the meanwhile, yesterday at an interview given to BBC, President Sirisena said that while the UN report released in September 2015 had pointed to army involvement in war crimes, the report had failed to mention names. He further said it was important to determine whether such crimes actually took place.

    *** What do you expect. Do you expect UN to give names , Date of Birth Star Sign , Mothers and Fathers details next of kin. Wake up man it is for the investigation.

    9) Saying that the claims were made by people who were close to the Tamil Tigers, President Sirisena added: “I totally deny that. If some one can prove with evidence, I am ready to give them the opportunity. Justice is served equally in this country.”

    *** Now the world knows why you cant expect a Primitive Judicial System such as Sinhala Lankas to deliver Justice.

    10)“This investigation should be internal and indigenous, without violating the laws of the country, and I believe in the judicial system and other relevant authorities in this regard” president further said.

    *** Yeah I agree held in Temple Trees.

    11) In this backdrop, the new regime cannot be complacent in its duty to the nation and to compromise on the state policy on the security and defense, undermining national security and national interests for its own survival.

    *** How are you going to achieve the above after the Tunnel and Bridge have been built. Would it be like Hong Kong

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