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‘Commission On Missing Persons’ Suggest Denial Of Truth On Part Of Those Who Appointed It: Bishop Rayappu

Bishop of Mannar, Rev. Rayappu Joseph has declined the invitation to make a submission before the Commission on Missing Persons that recently held sittings in Mannar, citing his lack of faith in domestic mechanisms to resolve serious injustices that Tamil people have faced over the years.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph

Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph

In a letter to the Commission that held sittings in Mannar between August 8 -11, the Bishop has stated that he decided not to make any representation as he has grown weary of domestic mechanisms in resolving serious injustices that Tamil people have faced over the period of war, prior to it and after its end.

He has pointed out that although several other similar Commissions were set up, there has not been even a shred of evidence to indicate that they have succeed in tackling impunity and have only served as eye-washers for governments in power.

Bishop Joseph has recalled the personal appearance he made before the LLRC where he gave evidence although he was well aware for many years that the problem in Sri Lanka is ‘one of lack of political will’ as stated by UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay.

He has gone on to state that although he presented 14 grievances before the LLRC, the government has not acted seriously on any of the issues that Tamil people highlighted during the evidence giving. The Bishop has also noted that although initially two meetings were held with regard to the grievances he highlighted with External Affairs Minister Professor G. L. Pieris and President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, both discussions failed even to have a look at any of the facts he highlighted despite his repeated insistence.

Moreover, although a third meeting had been promised, two years have passed without the promise being realised.

Furthermore in the letter, he has criticised the Commission itself, pointing out the name suggests a denial on the part of those who appointed the Commission on the fact that the issue is one in relation to enforced disappearances and not merely about ‘missing persons’.

“People have voiced grievances but that is not because they believe your Commission will help locate their loved ones but because they have nothing to lose in doing so,” Rev. Joseph has informed the Commission on Missing Persons.

He has further criticised the manner in which the sittings have been conducted where the aggrieved families’ economic wellbeing had been inquired of rather than engaging in a serious effort at locating the disappeared as well as the program that is being carried out by the government concurrent to the sittings where families of the disappeared are encouraged to obtain death certificates.

Moreover, the Bishop has described the expansion of the Commission of mandate by the President recently as a ‘deliberate attempt to undermine the work of the UN OHCHR inquiry into Sri Lanka’.

“Without serious commitment to truth there can never be reconciliation and peace will ever remain a mirage,” he has written furthermore in his letter where he has explained the decision to refrain from making a representation.

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    Oh dear! May as well end the whole process now, what use is it without ‘testimony’ from the statue thief :D

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      Hey Siva Sankaran Sarma, you damn gutter dweller, why don’t you go and screw off. You insensitive piece of dirt.

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        Tamil from the north

        “Hey Siva Sankaran Sarma, you damn gutter dweller, why don’t you go and screw off. You insensitive piece of dirt.”

        You will have to find him a partner who is willing to share her/his bed with Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon.

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        Tamil from the north:
        I never thought I’d view such language as being an understatement but you have been KIND to this B>>>>D!

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      Aiyoh appu Siva Sankaran Sarma,

      For 66 years since independence the rulers and the Sinhalese dominated state are under the direction of the Sinhala Buddhist racist Mahasangas, Mahanayakes and bhikkus to marginalize Tamils and the other communities and annihilate them in the long run.

      It has reached a climax under Mahinda Rajapakse with the genocide of Tamils.
      Now the genocide of Muslims and Christians is in progress.

      What the Sri Lankan rulers and the state are doing is exactly the same as what ISIS is doing in Iraq: The difference is only in the modus operandi; ISIS is doing in a short time, Sri Lankan state has been doing over 66 years.

      The mahanayakes, most of the clergy, the government leaders and the state machinery are all unscrupulous liars and cheaters who want to attain their goal of Sinhala Buddhist supremacist country where others will be subjugated.

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      “Oh dear! May as well end the whole process now, what use is it without ‘testimony’ from the statue thief”

      I hate to agree with you.

      What is the purpose of another commission when the army has already found itself innocent of war crimes and crime and crime against humanity?

      Utter waste of resources.

      You should be advising MR & co rather than wasting your time in this forum. Now you see David Blacker is actively pursuing his platonic relationship with himself, avoiding plebs like us in this forum.

      You have brilliant ideas about life and death, go, put your thoughts on paper, so that people like us have the choice of avoiding you.

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      Should we not be a little bit more respectful to his grace.

      His beloved LTTE has been responsible for 80% or more of the ‘disappearances’ so far reported to the Commission. He obviously can’t make much of an impact in the face of such glaring evidence as presented by Tamil civilians. Neither must we forget those ‘disappeared’ who enjoy Australian hospitality at Nauru.

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        Ramu

        “Neither must we forget those ‘disappeared’ who enjoy Australian hospitality at Nauru.”

        According to Australian reports, 60% of them are Sinhala/Buddhists from down south.

        Those who disappeared from south are also enjoying Australian hospitality.

        Do you envy them.

        Read:

        Sinhalese Asylum Seekers Launch A Hunger Strike In Australia
        Thursday, 07 August 2014

        Eleven of the 21 Sinhalese Sri Lankan asylum seekers at Curtin detention centre have begun a hunger strike.

        The hunger strike was launched in protest of the long delays in the processing of the refugee claims. Thirteen out of the twenty one Sinhalese at the Curtin detention centre have reportedly been in the center for over two years.

        Ian Rintoul a spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition said “The shocking bureaucratic delays in processing are one of the lesser known injustices of mandatory detention.”

        The authorities have failed to provide an explanation as to why the process has taken such a long time and the delay in taking proper measures to ensure the safety of asylum seekers who have been recognized as refugees.

        The Secretary of the Immigration Department of Australia, Martin Bowles while testifying at the Human Rights Commission inquiry has admitted that the link between prolonged detention and mental illness was an issue.

        The Refugee Action Coalition has called a protest at the Sydney Immigration Department offices to highlight the apprehension of the 157 asylum seekers taken to Nauru.

        http://www.asianmirror.lk/news/item/2552-sinhalese-asylum-seekers-launch-a-hunger-strike-in-australia

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        Read the rest and see how the govt started militarising the North in early 60s before any Tamil considered any armed rebellion:
        ‘’Dias then went on to spell out a remarkable vision of events he said are bound to unfold in the not too distant future. He had a deep conviction that within the next twenty five years or so, the Tamil protest will develop into an armed rebellion and that the Government must prepare from now (i.e.1963) to meet that outcome. He said that my principal role as the GA of Jaffna, while enforcing the Sinhala Only Act, will be to help him develop counter measures for dealing with the anticipated uprising, and then proceeded to unfold to me his grand strategy for containing it.
        Even as Dias was unfolding his grand strategy it struck me that he seemed to have taken a leaf from Germany’s famous Schlieffen Plan of 1905 to encircle Paris in the event of war. The centrepiece of Dias’s strategy to contain a future Tamil revolt was to be the establishment of a chain of military camps to encircle the Northern Province, all the way from Arippu, Maricchikatti, Pallai, and Thalvapadu in the Mannar District, through Pooneryn, Karainagar, Palaly, Point Pedro and Elephant Pass in the Jaffna District, and on to Mullaitivu in the Vavuniya District and Trincomalee in the East. He said that there were already two military camps of platoon strength in Pallai in Mannar and in Palaly in Jaffna and a rudimentary naval presence in Karainagar, but that he wanted to upgrade them………………..’’ – Into the turbulence of Jaffna, Neville Jayaweera, 5 October 2008, http://www.island.lk/2008/10/05/features2.html

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          Davidson Panabokke:
          Thank you for that.
          Incidentally, has anybody realised that one of the prime 21st Century racists, in tandem with his guru S.L.Gunesekera, is N.Q. Dias’s son who, in the matter of xenophobia and its allied ills, has gone one better than N.Quintus? Ever heard of Goma Dayasiri?

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      What a silly inbred you must be Siva Singala Sori [Edited out] Calling a Reverent a theif? Why would you call him that? Siva you sinhala Jangi hora, you should stop stealing it from your sisters and selling it to the Japanese on ebay.

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      There is no more talk about implementing LLRC recommmendations. Let the President publish the 15/16 reports he has been given on the Commissions he appointed i the last eight years:

      ”2. Presidential Commission on the Disappeared (The MahanamaTilakaratne Commission).
      [Gazette (Extraordinary) No 1462/30- 2006] and [Gazette (Extraordinary) No 1505/17-2007]
      To examine the circumstances that lead to such incidents of abductions, disappearances, unidentified dead bodies and unexplained killings as were reported throughout Sri Lanka in the recent past (this was amended to “since 13 September
      2006”).
      To identify any armed group or groups, any other forces or persons who were directly or indirectly responsible for orinvolved in these incidents.
      To identify the causes and motives for such incidents.Commission appointed: 15 September 2006.8
      (Mandate extended and changed on 11July 2007)
      Interim Reports: 12 December 2006 and 23 March 2007.
      Final report has been submitted to the President but its findings have yet to be made public.”
      – List of Commissions of Inquiry and Committees Appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka (2006 – November 2013), Centre for Policy Alternatives, January 2014, http://f.cl.ly/items/2c0m2i0Y3V2A2D2X052C/A%20list%20of%20Commissions%20and%20Committees%20appointed%20by%20GoSL%20since%202005%20_December%202013.pdf

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      LLRC REPORT RELEASED BY THE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY MR WAS THROWN BY MR TO THE GARBAGE.RECENTLY THE MORON CREATED ANOTHER PANEL COMPRISING MEMBERS WITH THE HIGHEST PAY FROM THE COUNTRIES THAT OPPOSED THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION. THIS WILL BE ALSO THROWN TO THE GARBAGE AFTER THE PRESIDENTS ELECTION (SURE MR WILL WIN BY HOOK OR CROOK)AND THE POPE’S VISIT TO SRI LANKA.

      BISHOP RAYAPPU! WE CATHOLICS LIVING WORLD OVER ADMIRE YOUR DECISION NOT TO GIVE EVIDENCE TO THIS MR APPOINTED SATANIC PANEL LIVING IN 5 STAR HOTELS AND ENJOYING THEIR STAY WITH POOR SRI LANKAN TAX PAYERS MONEY. OVER 70,000 INNOCENT TAMILS BEEN BUTCHERED BY THE SRI LANKAN FORCES INSIDE THE SAFETY ZONE OF MULLIVAIKKAL IN THE MULLAITIVU DISTRICT OF SRI LANKA IN MAY 2009 AND THIS IS HISTORY. THE UN HAS ALL SATTELITE EVIDENCES.

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      MR’s LLRC thrown out and now MR appointed foreign Advisors comprising INDIA – PAKISTAN- JAPAN all these countries opposed the UN’s resolution which was passed by 28 Nations to have an Investigation into the War crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Govt. Security Forces.

      “MR YOU CAN FOOL SOME PEOPLE SOME TIMES BUT YOU CANNOT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME”

      Bishop of Mannar we admire your stand against this tyrant MR in opposing this panel appointed at a very high cost.

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      Hello Shankaaram,

      I agree with you that his testimony is not important. He is responsible for under estimated death count in North. Before even Royal Government hire the London defense Lawyer to guide the MPCS commission, Rev. Dr. Rayappu estimated it as 147,000. That is too early to judge anything with any certainty and his estimate is absolutely wrong.

      90,000 Widows are in the North by this war. According to Sinhala Buddhist Army they killed(or shot) only zero persons. That means almost all them lost their partners to bombs. Bombs does not prejudice. That says another 90,000 widowers are there. Children are the most vulnerable on these war. You have to double them. That means The count is about 400,000 death or missing. If, say for every family there has to be one single person, then the count will be easily 500,000. This is only for the ones laving representatives behind to count. The families fully wiped out must be equal to this. I think the TNA’s very first suggestion of one million missing is right. 2001 Lanka counted only 4 % of Tamils. In 2011 it suddenly increased the count to 11%. These all are fraud. This false 11% is to hide the actual missing Tamils.

      Like you, I too think Rev.Dr. Rayappu should not go to this MPCS commission. It look like that defense lawyer’s idea to call the Bishop there and use his numbers to purposefully underestimate the death or missing count.

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      Bishop Rayappu you made the right decision. We Sri Lankans Admire your decision and may Allah Bless you. Satan appoints Satans.

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        Rafuck

        This Joshappu has supported the LTTE terrorism for more than 30 odd years. This saint cannot con the Almighty for the merits collected over that time at the the judgement day. Therefore no court is needed for this terra supporter.

        He is a disgrace to the bis-hope-hood.

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      Bishop Rayappu we admire your stand in not to give evidences of missing persons to the President appointed panel.Over 65,000 innocent tamil civilians been killed by massive bombardments and all evidences been erased.Lord Buddha teached non violance and Ahimsa to the world and not to the Sinhala Buddhists only.

      Lord Buddha was a great preacher of equality whose teachings displace all social barriers of race, language, class and religion. He treated all alike and found for them a way of release from suffering. It is unfortunate that Buddha Sasana failed to show any concern for the murdered innocent Tamils (who surrendered holding white flags) by inhuman political leaders in Sri Lanka something similar to the massacre of Zoroastrians in Iran by the Muslim invaders. One ponders whether it is the impact of democracy or theocracy?

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    .
    “Without serious commitment to truth there can never be reconciliation and peace will ever remain a mirage,”

    Very well said Rev.
    Unfortunately he is a Tamil and this is not going to sell very well with Sinhalese.

    :-)

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      He is a Tamil…with a history of supporting the terrorists. He is a Tamil first and a follower of Jesus second. Much like Gnanasara, a Sinhalese first, a Buddhist monk second.

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        .
        Difference is, Rev. does good things to his community, where as Thera does bad things to other communities.

        :-)

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        Silva is a Rajapakse ‘whitewasher’
        ——————————————–
        Sir Desmond De Silva is the grandson of George E De Silva (member of the first cabinet of independent SL). It is an open secret that he was fully preoccupied with whitewashing the Rajapakse regime through his public sermons after the conclusion of the LTTE war. He is one against whom there are allegations that he is whitewashing the SL government before the British government , and repudiating the charges of human rights violations hurled against the SL government.

        The British government entrusted the independent investigation into a well known murder to Desmond De Silva in 1989.According to a report in the Guardian newspaper of 12-02-12 of England , Ms.Geraldine Finuken had alleged that Silva’s report on her husband’s death as absolutely false and rejected it as just a whitewashing to camouflage the truth, with a view to saving the government and its Ministers .

        Jeffrey Nice – Gadaffi’s lawyer
        —————————————-
        Nice is a professor of law and a specialist on diplomatic immunity of State leaders . It was Nice who was selected by Gadaffi to appear on his behalf when it was decided to haul up Gadaffi before the international criminal court (ICC).

        However before that , Gadaffi was murdered by his people of the country whereby Nice was denied the opportunity of defending Gadaffi . In any event , presently , Nice is appearing on behalf of Gadaffi’s son , Saif Gadaffi.

        Dr. Crane’s putrid antecedence..
        ——————————————–
        Dr. Crane is an expert specialized in rescuing dictators and despots facing charges of war crimes.

        On 28th September 2009, the President of Papua Guinea, the dictator Mousadis Camara of that country killed over 156 protestors of the opposition who staged demonstrations .Amidst international protests against these crimes , the Mousadis regime appointed a war crime investigation in 2010.

        It was Dr. Crane who compiled the report of that investigation. During that investigation Crane foisted all the charges on a low rank officer of the forces and exonerated Camara of all charges.

        While that dictator President had ordered the forces not to enter the places where there were factions who are against the forces , by citing that ground ,Dr. Crane held that the chief of the forces acted in violation of that instruction , and took steps to free the dictator of his charges. Consequently , Crane has earned a reputation based on his putrid antecedence as capable of rescuing the superiors who gave orders , and betraying the inferior officers of the forces.

        In the circumstances , at least from now on ,the people of the country should use their sane and sensible thinking power to understand , the President who is indulging in his favorite histrionics on every public platform saying , he is prepared to face even the electric chair punishment on behalf of the forces ; and together with his defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse are jointly scheming most craftily and plotting most secretly to betray the forces ,’ Mangala Samaraweera pinpointed.

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    We bow to Your Grace for your fearless public statement you have no faith in internal investigations seeking details of the deaths of a very large number of Tamil civilians in the North and the East. The regime’s record so-called “investigations” on the Trinco Five and the French Aid workers massacres is now in the hands of the UNO.
    The world will surely not only understand you fully but also sympathise with you for your bold stand. What can the otherwise “military regime” of the Rajapakses do to you? The most they can is to abduct you and kill you – blaming others. Clearly, men of God such as yourself do not fear death.

    As we all know, Sir – all good things must come to an end. And so – all bad things too.

    R. Varathan

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      Your Grace – the guy who kept weapons and looted money behind his altar

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      Well said Mr Varathan.
      More details of the matter is available at http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37333

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        Thank you, dear Anpu. I saw the Tamilnet version and others in Tamil as well. Whereas the Sinhala media has distorted the image of the Bishop, I know he is truly a man of God. Though I am a
        practising Hindu, I respect and admire the many Christian and Catholic men of the Cloth who stood by the Tamil people against much violence, intimidation and harassment by army men. We know many of them were killed in the service of their people. They will always be honoured.

        R. Varathan

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    The Bishop made the right decision, and the rationale he provides is very sound. Any participation in such commissions, in the face of the known history of murderous duplicity of the Rajapaksa regime, will simply legitimize a farce.

    Whether the Bishop was insufficiently critical of the LTTE before the end of the war is a separate issue. There may be room for criticism there. But the Bishop’s decision and the arguments he makes in this instance are perfect.

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    Yes Bishop you are absolutely right. This Commision is an eyewash to fool the international Community. The moron
    had more than five years to investigate the question of missing persons and disappearances
    The latest is that the moron has added one more “expert ” from Japan. We all know where the report will end up.
    The truth is thereid no “will” on the part of the Govt to find out anything about the missing or disappeared persons..
    Let’s await oft the report of the Human Rights Commission.

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    “Without serious commitment to truth there can never be reconciliation and peace will ever remain a mirage,” Very well said Rev.I am in total agreement with the Rev Bishop. Though people say ” Unfortunately he is a Tamil and this is not going to sell very well with Sinhalese. ‘ do not forget all the sinhales are not deaf and blind to the truth. I am not only a sinhalese but a buddhist as well. Truth is truth irrespective of the mouth out of which it comes off.

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      Well said Bandula. I too is a Hindu but has high regards for this high
      ranking Bishop of the Catholic church , who always worked for down trodden people of Mannar and they treat him like their God for the services rendered. It is bad etiquette of a BBS Priest to have called Bishop Rayappu, a traitor. without knowing the actual meaning of the word “traitor”. What the Bishop said about the inquiries & commissions are dead right, as sixty years have passed and what kind of reconciliation these commissions & inquiries brought to the Country, except,only communal riots & destructions.

      Govt. must intervene in such cases and take remedial actions against
      those who make hate speeches and maintain religious tolerance among
      the people with different religious beliefs.

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    It sells very well among reasonable Sinhalese, Aratai. All Sinhalese are not fools or racialists. Hats off to fearless and outspoken Bishop Rayappu Joseph!

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      Saman, is this the same Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of Mannar, who declared open the ‘Embassy of Tamil Eelam’ at Eelam House in London or is it someone else?

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        So was he actually a card carrying member of the murderous LTTE ?

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          Ramu

          More news about returnees:

          Asylum seekers face court in Sri Lanka
          Date
          July 8, 2014
          Read later
          Jason Koutsoukis

          Galle, Sri Lanka: The 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers transferred by Australian authorities to Sri Lanka have arrived at the Galle Magistrates Court for an appearance before a local magistrate.
          The 37 Sinhalese and four Tamils, including some women and children, are expected to be bailed shortly on charges of leaving the country illegally, a breach of Sri Lanka’s Immigrants and Emigrants Act.

          “Everyone will be bailed,” a Naval officer who accompanied the asylum seekers to the court house said, as their bags and belongings were unloaded from a bus.
          One of the asylum seekers, Anthony Fernando, 38, told Fairfax Media that he had had been “mistreated” by Australian authorities and given food that was past its expiry date.
          “I went [to] Australia to find employment and then settle and bring my wife and family.

          “We were ill treated mid sea by Australian authorities. They did not give food that had not gone off,” Mr Fernando said.
          Another man, Punchi Banda Podinilame, said he had one son, two sons-in-law and seven other relatives on the boat.
          He said they had all gone to Australia to find employment.
          Executive director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu condemned Australia’s treatment of the refugees as “sad and depressing”.
          “That a liberal democracy such as Australia can treat people in this way, failing to meet their international obligations, failing to uphold the principles that it proclaims are at its foundations, is quite outrageous.”
          Dr Saravanamuttu said Australia had to rid itself of its “single obsession with immigration” and look at other more humane ways to deal with people who were fleeing their home countries on the basis of fears for their personal safety.
          “There are ways to do this that are both humane and cost effective and I would urge the Australia government to consider these other approaches when it comes to dealing with refugees,” Dr Saravanamuttu said.

          He said the current situation – of would-be asylum seekers being transferred at sea and sent back to their home country with such “unseemly haste” – was unprecedented in Sri Lanka.

          http://www.smh.com.au/world/asylum-seekers-face-court-in-sri-lanka-20140708-3bkrg.html#ixzz3ACe3LART

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    Our Country is world no. 1 Country and record holder in following fronts.

    1. Holding highest no’s of elections in a year.

    2. Killing, abducting highest no’s of Journalists.

    3. First Country for having Oldest Policeman in the active service.

    4. First President in the World to allow his Son to promote Rugby in
    Girls Schools.

    5. First Country of having an International Airport of which Daily Income is less than that of a Lady Curd seller.

    6. First Country to have an International Port with no Movement of Ships.

    7. First Country of having filled almost all top Govt. Posts without proper qualifications.

    8. First Country to have uneducated thugs as Ministers.

    9. First Country with highest numbers of rapes and child abuses with impunity.

    Now our Hon. President wants to be the world record holder by appointing highest numbers of Presidential Commissions.

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    The appointment of an investigation panel by the Govt itself indicates the extent of it’s sincerity.. hik…hik..hik…even this panel is full of deception…the objective is to contradict the outcome of the UN investigations and create confusion in the Country…if not for the UN investigations the Govt would have carried on regardless….It is a very wise decision of the Bishop to not to participate….Excellent letter that is sufficient to understand the position of the Country….

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    Of course Eelaam Catholic Bishop Rev Raiappu has to boycott it.

    Besides the confessions of the ex alter boy Velupillai Prabakaran , The Rev Bishop was privy to how many Dalit children from his Diocese were taken away to be Child Soldiers,

    How many Dalit young men and women forced to become Black Tigers and Suicide Cadres,

    And How many young Dalit girls who were forced to became martyrs by tying TNT around their bellies .

    In addition ,the Rev leased the Holy premises of our Lady of Madu for LTTE’s Heavy Artillery.

    And evidently the Rev took away the Holy Statute for protection by the LTTE Security Services too. ..

    Last but not least Rev Raiappu prevented any Sinhala Catholics from our Bible Belt paying respects to their Holy Lady of Madu for three decades.

    In light of these can the Bishop front up to an Investigation by an impartial panel who wants only nothing but the truth?.

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      When Sumanasekeram arrived from Tamil nadhu many years ago, due to one of his bastardized activities you were born Sumanasekera with just a missing n at the end, nevertheless remember your fathers origin when making statements. Now over to your accusations.
      True the Reverend knew children were recruited by the LTTE, this is because the LTTE are terrorists. Now do you want the Reverend to fight the LTTE or work for the community of Tamils of his congregation. Surely Rev. Rayappu is not like the Sinhalese Buddhist kariya Gnansara Thera who is supported by the MoD and talks like a typical southern Sinhalese bastard born from another Tamil who arrived by the name of Gnanasaram who also bastardized and another maggot of the same nature of Sumanasekera was born.
      Do you have the lease agreement that Rev. Rayappu made with the LTTE to allow his premises to be used for artillery? Are you talking through your mouth or arse-hole or thinking with your brain or that old Tamilians shit who fathered you?
      The holy statue and even the Madhu Church was closed due to this being in the perimeter of the conflict. The holy statue was moved for security reasons from getting damaged. Artillery was exchanged both by the LTTE terrorists as well as the fucking Sinhalese armed forces who also were behaving worse than terrorists.
      How can you say Rev Rayappu prevented Sinhalese from arriving at the Madhu Church, when the permission to enter and leave the Vanni was on a permit system controlled by the Sri Lanka MOD where even a Panadol was a banned item from reaching the north.
      Impartial panel? My foot! The President and his brother Gota themselves are accused in this war crime, so how the heck can the same perpetrators select a panel to investigate a crime which in all probability they are criminals?
      Sumanasekera, if you can locate your father Sumanasekeram in Tamil Nadhu, suggest you tell him to take you back there. This Sinhalese that you have made out to be in Sri Lanka is making you a bastard.

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      Sumane,

      “VP – ex Altar Boy”???? If that is the quality of the material you rely on and fill these pages with, I feel sorry for you. You do such a fine job to the Rajapakse Family – with half truths and wholesale lies.
      The rest of your comments in this thread is just as unreliable.
      Take a break, friend – and get some fresh air. You need it real bad.

      Backlash

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Besides the confessions of the ex alter boy Velupillai Prabakaran”

      I regret to admit that I know what you mean.

      It was the army that sodomised VP with a hot iron rod.

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        Vadda Boy

        Would you like one too in your bottom?

        First ask your beloved leader Podian Preba having good time in the Hell for all is merit.

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          varakapala

          “First ask your beloved leader Podian Preba having good time in the Hell for all is merit.”

          Could you let me have his contact details so that I could find out from him. I too have a million questions to ask him.

          “Would you like one too in your bottom?”

          Are you the buggering expert in this island using innovative techniques such as hot iron rod, baton, cigarette buds, barbed wire, … ?

          I am sorry I am not aware of your contribution to the well being of islanders.

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    Reports of more than ten commissions appointed so far, should be published first.
    Else, the “report” of this commission too, will be ‘buried’.

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    With this type of people, Tamil race is doomed!

    After the death of Thalaivar Tamils became disoriented.

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    Really any sensible person including singhalese or even MR have any faith on any of these internal commissions/investigation put forward by any srilankan government.MR is very much scared of his life now, he did not realise when killing so many tamils, that will affect him because he belived blindly Mahavansa (killing tamils ok). Fake Mahavansa or his relatives or any ministers enjoyed the fruits are not going to help him- every one will disapear, leaving him alone.He could have escaped if he settled tamils issue after millivaikaal -greedy pig.You canot change aanyone’s fate.His fate is not going to be good.I do not think he can enjoy food(he can see prabaharan’s son inside the rice), enjoy a public event freely or go on a holiday piecefully-Totally a wast of living.

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    Rayappu is a bloody hypocrite. Had the LTTE servived he would be the firt to offer parirs for child soldiers. I am sure Pope can look in to chil sex alligations once vist the country.

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      Now do you realize that we need a new “LTTE”?

      LTTE killed more Tamils than Singhalese. LTTE killed Tamil children too.

      Modayapaksha killed LTTE and now who is going do these things?

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    The President of the present Commission has already shown his bias by stating that those who appeared before him are not telling the truth.He is also referring to about 147000 persons missing from Mannar District. I think he is talking about Bishop of Mannar’s contention that around 147600 missing and or killed in Vanni based on the statistics of the Govt. Agents of Vanniand the statistics of the Govt. and UNHCR/ ICRC as to how many entered the govt. controlled area from Vanni in 2009.. Whatever it may be he should not express his opinions before the hearing is concluded.

    The fact that only few people are coming before him shows that only the brave are doing it without any witness protection law. This govt. is also afraid to pass a law on ‘Right to information’. Nor are they ready to sign the ‘Rome Statute’ or include ‘Right to life’ in the country’s Constitution. Further it shows that the people have lost their trust on any Commission appointed by the Govt. (Prime Ministers OR Presidents). In our country appointing Committees or commissionsis to buy time or to bury the facts forever without taking any action on the recommendations made while the reports gather dust. Many committees to find a solution to our National conflict(Mangala Munasinghe,Prof.Witharana etc.etc) and the current APC have to be viewed in the same way
    At least 11 such commissions have been appointed according to Law and Society Trust Publication of 2010 titled, ‘ A Legacy to Remember , Sri Lanka’s Commissions of Inquiry from 1963 to 2002. Out of them at least 6 are on ‘Involuntary Removals and disappearances’. I have seen elsewhere about 17 such Commissions of Inquiry being mentioned. It may be upto now. One of them may be the Commission on ‘Grave Crimes including the Trinco 5 and Mutur 17 murders.One of theUniversity Teachers for Human Rights – UTHR(J)- special report, whose earlier Reports against ltte the Govt. and INGOs relied upon heavily has put the blame squarely on STF. The man they pointed out as the mastermind behind it, a former STF officer has been promoted as a DIG.So how do you expect people to have any confidence on these commissions.

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    Hats off to fearless and outspoken Bishop Rayappu Joseph!
    Rev. Rayappu Joseph has declined the invitation to make a submission before the Commission on Missing Persons that recently held sittings in Mannar, citing his lack of faith in domestic mechanisms to resolve serious injustices that Tamil people have faced over the years.

    Yes, Rayappu thats right on earth.
    BUT,
    Remember you will have to one day go before the Commission of your Master.
    HE will note tolerate your Bluff,Complaints, Fibs NOR YOU WILL be able to Decline comments before HIM.
    What you have told Commissions and the Letters you have written will be Null & Void.

    ARE YOU READY ??????????????

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    A Shameless nation of Sinhala Buddhists are targetting Reverend ministers of Christianity,Hindu priests and Muslim followers. What a disgrace to Buddhism and Sinhala culture.

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      He is likely to do better under Al Bagdadi ?

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        Where is the Sinhala Cardinal Malcom Ranjith? when over 75,000 Tamil civilians including catholic priests and catholics been butchered. Will the Pope will visit Mullivaikal and pray for those killed by the Sri Lankan Govt. forces in May 2009. Did the Sinhala Cardinal Malcom Ranjith ever visited the scene of the Massacre?

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      Razeek:

      Buddhists did not crusades As cathlics had and Conquests as Muslims had.

      It is you two groups that killed millions on this earth.

      YOur Two religions killed more humans the two world wars.

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    Rayappu is born in Tamilnadu and how did he migrate to Sri Lanka ?

    Was he a good swimmer ?

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    Since these three commissioners have been hired by the government, it is highly unlikely that an unbiased report would be given by them.

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    Some of the people commented in this column have very low human standards.

    You guys use the word Rev. as he is from a church and not as one to be revered.

    How come a racist, tribalist, one who hid bank loots in his altar, one who hid weapons and terrorists in his place become rev. ?

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