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Countering The False Claims By LTTE

By Charani Patabendige

Charani Patabendige

Sri Lanka is a country with a rich heritage, a diverse community that is multi-racial, multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious. This multifariousness is what makes the county alluring. Due to these nuances, a country always become vulnerable to violence, as there are conflicting ideologies. The one single fact that holds these unique strings together is being a

‘Sri Lankan’. It is important to foster togetherness as a nation irrespective of differences to reign sovereignty and respect the human rights of all citizens.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 

LTTE is “widely recognized to be one of the most proficient and dangerous guerrilla/terrorist groups in the world. This reputation is owed to the extremely sophisticated international network that has been built by the organization to sustain its 26 year-long struggle for the creation of an independent state of Tamil Eelam1 

The rise of the LTTE, the terrorist group is not an overnight success. The fundamental cause that gave rise to the war is, LTTE the separatist Tamil insurgents demanded a separate land in a sovereign nation, which eventually threatened harmony and democracy. The approach of LTTE was tenacious. It was a sophisticated, well-formed, facilitated and financially stable insurgent group led by Vellupillai Prabhakaran. It had a separate administrative centre, police, military, courts, banks, schools. They were able to seek assistance from powerful nations as per their whims and fancies.

The stratagem of LTTE is strictly in breach of human rights law and International Humanitarian Law. Moreover, they assassinated prominent world leaders, civil servants, parliamentarians, journalists, military officers, police officers and the public as a whole. Additionally, they attacked nonmilitary targets such as Central Bank, Bandaranaike International Air Port Colombo, religious places including Temple of Tooth Relic, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya. Moreover, LTTE closed the gates of the Mavil Aru reservoir and cut the water supply to villages by preventing access to water. Furthermore, they used human shields, detained civilians, used suicide bombers and conscripted child soldiers. Additionally, they promoted extremism, radicalized and brainwashed people to the extent of “willingness to swallow the cyanide pill by the LTTE [is] seen as commitment to the Tamil cause2 . Moreover, they posed nontraditional security threats such as drug smuggling.

International response

As a result, the notorious, well-established LTTE terrorist group was proscribed by many countries including Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, United States, European Union and Malaysia. Looking at the above atrocities committed by LTTE it is evident that several International humanitarian customary laws have been breached. Such as the principle of distinction where they were unable to distinguish military and nonmilitary targets3. Harming specifically protected persons and objects, use of weapons and violating laws on the treatment of civilians and persons hors de combat. 

Peace initiatives

The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) attempted to negotiate with LTTE and mediate the matter. “Indeed, the LTTE entered negotiations five times,…In mid-2006, sensing victory was in its grasp, the LTTE deliberately ended the Norwegian-brokered ceasefire…In response, the Sri Lankan government finally decided to change its strategic objective, from negotiating with the LTTE to annihilating it.”4. Sri Lanka’s former foreign secretary, Palitha Kohona stated that LTTE “used the cease-fire agreement to regroup, rearm .forces”.5 GOSL successfully defeated the LTTE by conducting a humanitarian mission.

Law relating to the crime of Genocide

Sri Lanka is a party to the 1948 Geneva Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (GC).

When perusing the legal provisions, it is crystalline that the humanitarian mission against the LTTE is justifiable. Sri Lanka abided by the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and human rights law. On the other hand, LTTE contravened human rights. GOSL had to undergo a humanitarian mission to harbor the rights of all citizens the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers. GOSL did not conscript child soldiers, they never used human shields. The military personnel were recruited voluntarily as per the standards of international humanitarian law.

Therefore, the false allegations imposed on Sri Lanka needs to be imminently countered. 

International law concepts 

As per the United Nations Charter, there is a plethora of concepts such as territorial sovereignty, the principle of nonintervention and responsibility to protect which can be used to oppose the claim of genocide.

As per Article 1 of the UN, charter. The Purposes of the United Nations are, “To maintain international peace and security. To take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace”. This exhibits the ability of a state to defend its rights to maintain peace. 

Section 2(1) of the UN charter states that the Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members. Art. 2 (4) states Prohibition of threat or use of force in international relations. Article 2 (7) states, “UN has no authority to intervene in matters which are within the domestic jurisdiction of any state, while this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter VII of the Charter”. Therefore, it is perspicuous that steps taken by the GOSL conform to the standards, which are duly mentioned.

The gravity of the issue is, LTTE is now rising in foreign countries, and they have taken a more intellectual approach by trying to convince world leaders, dispersing hate speech and false news, using youth to promote terrorism. Moreover, they are attempting to delist it from the proscribed terror organization. 

As discussed extensively, it is explicit that the GOSL has conducted a humanitarian mission in the interest of citizens. Moreover, the government has taken an array of steps to nurture national harmony aftermath of the war.

Formulating a way forward

Diplomatic relations play a vital role. To survive in the modern diverse world, it is important to rely on co-existence. Therefore, fostering international cooperation will enhance friendly relations and will affirm nonintervention.

It is important to prevent the dissemination of false information

It is essential to prevent hate speech without breaching the right to privacy. Three forces, police as well as the intelligence unit must be attentive. It is important to investigate and monitor social media, printed media to prevent acts that would create ethnic tension. Members of the parliament, provincial council and local council members should not make politically driven hate speech, which would give rise to disputes. 

The legal framework must prevent hate speech. Any statement of hatred, prejudice that creates controversy, ethnic tension needs to be penalized,

It is important to establish an inter-agency platform that is well coordinated. Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Police and the National Intelligence Bureau need to act together.

Public participation is important. If the public comes with material, secret information relating to terrorism such as attempt to rebel, attack, the messengers’ anonymity needs to be preserved.

GOSL has already done a satisfactory job by establishing a missing person’s office, office of reparations, ensuring victim and witness protection. Sri Lanka has ratified important legal instruments such as the International Convention for The Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Act, No. 5 of 2018. Additionally, Office for Reparations Act, No. 34

Of 2018 and Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act, No. 4 of 2015.

National education policy must be capable of shaping a balanced individual who respects all cultures, ethnic groups and capable of speaking all three languages. GOSL is in the process of making the Sinhala language for Tamil students and Tami language for Sinhalese students compulsory.

Finally yet importantly, it is important to foster togetherness. Establishing an inter-faith dialogue mechanism would promote inter-communal relations. Sri Lanka has already taken measures to its best capacity such as singing the national anthem from all three languages.

The Government can take the aforementioned steps to consideration in the best interest of the people.


[1] Peter Chalk, ‘Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s (Ltte) International Organization and Operations a Preliminary Analysis’, n.d., https://fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/com77e.htm.

[2] ‘Unmasking of Prabhakaran — Brig (Dr) SP Sinha (Retd)’, accessed 2 December 2020, https://www.satp.org/satporgtp/publication/idr/vol_17(2)/sp_sinha.htm.

[3] In so far as objects are concerned, military objectives are limited to those objects which by their nature, location, purpose or use make an effective contribution to military action and whose partial or total destruction, capture or neutralization, in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definite military advantage.”

[4] ‘How Sri Lanka Won the War’, accessed 1 December 2020, https://thediplomat.com/2015/04/how-sri-lankawon-the-war/.

[5] ‘Sri Lanka’s Government to Withdraw from Truce Agreement | Voice of America – English’, accessed 2 December 2020, https://www.voanews.com/archive/sri-lankas-government-withdraw-truce-agreement.

*The author is a Bachelor of Laws graduate with a second-class lower division, from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. In addition, she holds an Advanced Diploma in Transitional Justice (with a Distinction Pass) conducted by Bandaranaike Centre for International studies. She is currently reading for the final year of Attorneys At Law. Moreover, she is interning at the Institute of National Security Studies established under the Ministry of Defence.

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    This article lacks depth and facts. For example the author intentionally hides the root causes for the formation of Tamil militancy. There was no LTTE when Tamils were slaughtered in 1956, 1971 and 1978. There were only a dozen of LTTE cadres when the mobs torched the Jaffna library in 1981 and butchered Tamils in 1983. The author also whitewashes all the crimes against humanity that were (allegedly) committed by SL forces in the name of fighting terrorism (massacres, bombing and shelling, rapes etc). It is hard to fight the truth and other allegations in the international arena with these type of analysts and policy makers who have no idea of the island’s history, triggers for war, the actual war and the consequences. Sorry.

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      Sri lankan forces not rapist and they didn’t violate humanitarian law

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        Mr “Tedd”,
        “Sri lankan forces not rapist and they didn’t violate humanitarian law”
        Haven’t you heard of Premawathie Manamperi? If you haven’t, here are the details:
        Premawathi Manamperi was a girl from Kataragama who was crowned as the beauty queen in 1970. She was arrested by police on suspicion of leading a JVP group in 1971. Later, she was handed over to the army, where she was beaten, tortured, raped and murdered in 1971.
        That was in 1971, so in the 21st century, the Sri Lankan forces had greatly improved their technique.
        Please do look up Krishanthi Kumarasamy too.

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          Old codger,

          Be realistic. Every Army in the world is like that. We have you been?

          Don’t you know when the US army was stationed in Iraq, they captured Iraqi girls and gave them “meat sandwiches”. Haven’t you heard of the British Army when they were stationed in Indo-China, they were always looking for “Poon-tang”.

          Leave the army aside, even when British planters were occupying the Tea Estate of Ceylon, they were using your “Thangachchies” without limitations if you know what I mean. A friend of mine a planter from the 70s swore, he’s see thangachchies with blue eyes. Where do you think those blue eyes came from?

          If you don’t want an Army presence in Jaffna, better learn not to trigger a war and calling for skinning Sinhalese alive.

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            “Sri Lanka forces not rapist” – absolutely true. They only inserted hand grenade into the vagina of Koneswari in Kalmunai and exploded it.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              Do not blame Sri Lanka Armed Forces for what IPKF did.

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                Mahindapala, do not distort truth, it was committed by STF personnel.

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                  Mahindapala, IPKF left at end of March 1990, while above incident took place on 17.05.1997. Koneswari Murugupilai, mother of three children from Amparai Central Camp Colony 11, was killed after sexual assault by 10 policemen of STF, by blasting a grenade planted in her vagina.
                  Here are other examples of Tamil women killed after sexual assault:
                  Army – Krishanthy Kumaraswamy Kaithadi, Rajini Velauthapillai Urumpirai, Ida Carmelita Palamunai in Mannar, Saravanabhavan Sarathambal Pungudutivu.
                  Navy – Sivamani and Vijikala Uppukulam in Mannar
                  Police – Nagamany Yogalingam Vijitha Trincomalee ( brought for investigation to Negombo and raped), Sivarajani and Vimaladevi from a lodge in Bambalapitiya, 28 year old Indian Tamil from Badulla from a lodge in Maradana (24th of June 2001)

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              Ms Charani Patabendige,

              No offence, if he is not a relation ……… Who is the Patabendige who was CBK’s defence secretary? He was an out and out crook who got rich off the arms supplied to the ill-equipped soldiers in the front lines. Like the MIGs some of those weapons were WW1 vintage.

              That bozo bought multimillion dollar houses all over Australia or NZ.

              For the record, why don’t you write a piece about people who got rich on the backs of poor soldiers ……. you might have firsthand knowledge! :))

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                nimal fernando,
                Another interesting area for Charani Patabendige to do research is ‘People who got rich on the backs of poor Dalits who served as LTTE cadres’. Although Vellala Tamil politicians passed the Batakotte Resolution to create a separate State and declared war against Sinhala Nation, it was Dalits who fought the war as foot soldiers and suicide bombers. Sons and daughters of those who declared war had a good life in Colombo 7 or in foreign countries.
                —-
                “For the record, why don’t you write a piece about people who got rich on the backs of poor soldiers”

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                  Eagle,
                  Again, where is “Batakotte”? Is it near Kalturai?

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            So, when Aanduwa published the list, which it had with it from putting in the truck as DNA results, it was not aware that Pulasthini’s meat pieces (body parts) were not in the sample sent to DNA test. Aanduwa ordered to retest the samples, explored the bombed site repeatedly, but no avail. The driver selected was confirmed that he cannot speak Tamil so he would have no communicate with the passengers. Further neither he nor the passengers were aware where they really were going. But as he was a driver who is street smart and knows the lanes, reached the destination. New King played a role in selecting the Sinhala driver, so he gave the driver a 10laks reward from government funds with false explanations, but mainly to keep him silent. Anybody (the women & children) went with him (the street-smart driver) reached the destination, until another night Rapist Army bombed that house, totally. Pulasthini vanished without a trace in the hands of Rapist Army. Aanduwa blamed India used her as their mole- agents in attack and had retrieved her to India. It is a terrifying thought to imagine when the poor girl was suffering alone in the hands of Rapist Army until she died and her body was made to vanish.

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              This comment should be following the next comments. Some or how they are transposed. Anything can Chandrani, Christian Rodd & Jason Tedd can say this is our opinion and there is point in trying to make change it. (Are they all from one mold? )

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            ReginaldShamalPerera

            Every Army in the world is like that.

            This is why the people fighting for do not be like that now you know why who aggravate or triggers war rousing someone to anger

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            Reggie,
            Yes,.all armies are the same. But some armies punish offenders. Ours protects them.
            In any case, since you seem intelligent, consider this:
            If your neighbour rapes his daughter, is that justification for you to do the same?
            It’s that simple, Reggie.

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              old codger

              “If your neighbour rapes his daughter, is that justification for you to do the same?”

              Of course he would not hesitate to rape his daughters, grand daughters, ……………. only after making sure his wife has gone to medieval middle east kingdom, to keep these lazy bums happy because of traditions.

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            Reggie Shameless Perera,

            Have you got no shame? Moreover, if you are claiming that the typical army behaves like this, how do you expect the typical militant to behave? If they behave like this, then the author is strategically withholding information that the SL army also committed crimes of war.

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            If this is your best defense, then you are going to have a very hard time in the international arena. Not surprising though.

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          Then again Pulasthini, too, used in the Terrorist Aanduwa organized ISIS attack. Pulasthini from an extremely poor family and her mother (a suspect-able character) went to ME, leaving her teen age girl with some Muslim groups. But the girls were extremely smart; even within her so dire situation, got excellent results in A/L and wanted start medicine. But the Muslim group managing her forced her marry a Muslim man which she did not like by the statements mother made to police. It is not sure what was part of Aanduwa in this forced marriage. It sounds like Aanduwa used this method to paint a picture that the Tamil girls are not interested in developments because their natural terrorist nature. Pulasthini asked her mother to come and rescue her, but mother came back and did additional deals with her agents and went back to ME. Pulasthini was forced into terrorism. But the terrorists did not had confidence in her sincerity to Muslims’ cause, so they did not send her alone to any bombing. The Leader’s wife acted as the guardian during most of it until she was separated by Rapist Army. Apparently, rapist Army took her from the group they assembled as per Aanduwa’s order to send by the Sinhala Driver’s truck (not a bus).

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          old codger,
          Are there improved techniques to rape?
          —-
          “…the Sri Lankan forces had greatly improved their technique.”

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            Eagle,
            “Are there improved techniques to rape?”
            Certainly,. Now they’re not so stupid. Premawathie’s body was found. Now they get rid of it.
            —-

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            Eagle Blind Eye

            “Are there improved techniques to rape?”

            Ask Sisira Mendis.

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              Why don’t you come up with sources!
              Please let us know!
              That way we can learn!
              I would like to meet you!
              You seem well educated 😊

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                SR
                You want sources??
                Don’t you know how to Google “Premawathie Manamperi” ?

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        Jason Tedd

        “Sri lankan forces not rapist and they didn’t violate humanitarian law”

        I don’t know about that.
        However they are sadistic psychopaths.

        Read this if you can:

        Sexual Sadism and Trauma in Psychopathy
        Psychopathy is a controversial disorder, which has been associated with violence, crime and antisocial behaviour. Sexual sadism and psychopathy share several common characteristics, such as emotional detachment from the suffering of the others, an inordinate amount of aggression; and they have also been linked to violence, sexual offending, sexual homicide, as well as to non-sexual violence (Meloy, 2001). Although there is a theoretical overlap between psychopathy and sexual sadism, the empirical correlation and measurement of the relationship between the two constructs are very rare within the scientific literature.

        https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research

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        Check your facts. In addition to raping, they are tormenting Tamil war widows. they also violated humanitarian law by committing genocide against the minority civilians.

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          Historian,
          Ranting of a guy suffering from ‘Defeat Syndrome’.

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            Eagle Blind Eye

            “Ranting of a guy suffering from ‘Defeat Syndrome’”

            Do you know what causes your rant?

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      Sri lanka forces are attack only terrorist and it is not war and it is humanitarian mission 😠😠😠stupid diaspora people 😠😠

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        I am a medical witness to war crimes committed by SL security forces on non-combatant Tamils. Any amount of lies by the author is not going to white wash the atrocities.War crimes were committed since 1982 when government enacted law to dispose of dead bodies in war zone without judicial review. It became worse after April 1984 when war was officially declared. Going into houses and shooting people dead, arresting people, lining them and executing them in public, arresting people, locking them inside community centers and exploding bombs, indiscriminately shooting into markets and bus stands killing people, Kumudini boat murder, arresting people taking them to army camps, killing them and burying them (Mannar mass graves), dropping of barrel bombs from helicopters on houses, indiscriminate shelling by army and bombing by Air force etc. This is why Sinhalese are refusing to have an impartial international inquiry.

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          The following war crimes were committed by security forces during the last stages of war for which there is evidence from eye witness accounts, Images from mobile phones and Satellite, and documents.
          1. Denial of food and medicine to trapped people. – Government had been persistently saying that only 150,000 people are there and sending food and medicine for that amount, while after war ended 350,000 people crossed over, not taking the dead into account.
          2. Indiscriminate shelling and bombing of civilian targets especially refugee centers and hospitals killing people. Strangely only hospitals and refugee centers whose coordinates were given were bombed and not others which were unknown to government.
          3. Use of banned weapons such as cluster bombs and poison gasses. Ekneligoda was abducted and killed for exposing use of poison gas. (CONTD)

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            4. Denial of medical treatment to injured people. In a war there are three categories of injured: walking wounded, moderately wounded and severely wounded. After the war only walking wounded crossed over. So what happened to others. They were allowed to die without medical care and those who had burns due to poison gases or had parts of body shattered by cluster bombs were killed to cover up evidence.
            5. Execution of people who surrendered. There is photographic and eye witness accounts of people who surrenders being loaded into buses. Catholic priest who accompanied them to give some assurance of no harm, has also gone missing. People who came with white flag as per arrangement were gunned down, as admitted by Sarath Fonseka.
            6. Disposal of dead bodies in unaccepted way of incineration and dissolving

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              (CONTD) remains in sulphuric acid drums. If as to Sinhala claim that only 7000 people died, then where are their remains, for the relatives to give the dead a decent burial.
              7. Refusal to allow journalists or human rights activists into the area to expose atrocities for a period of over 6 months till all mop up operation is completed.
              8. Harassing eye witnesses not to speak about the atrocities. Unfortunately one doctor who under duress was asked to sign government statement has escaped and is willing to give evidence. Also policeman Nishantha Rodrigo has given all files relating to war crimes committed by SL security forces to international organisations.
              NB: All nations which cherish human rights must not only ban those who had committed war crimes, but also those such as the author who are war crime deniers.
              Already dossier on war crimes by Shavendra Silva is compiled and dossiers on others will follow. Till all war criminals are hounded up, there will be no justice.

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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
                You are repeating what Yasmin Sooka fabricated on behalf of Tamil Diaspora. After UNHRC realized that there are no solid evidences to support fabricated stories of Tamil Diaspora, they side-lined talking about war crimes during the military operation to eliminate Tamil terrorists and gave emphasis to human rights violations by the present Government.

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                  Eagle Blind Eye

                  “You are repeating what Yasmin Sooka fabricated on behalf of Tamil Diaspora.”

                  The truth will set you free, but first it will p**s you off
                  – Gloria Steinem:

                  You should try Truth.

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                GS,

                If you believe those claims, would Tamils ever mess with the SL army again!

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          “War crimes were committed since 1982 when government enacted law to dispose of dead bodies in war zone without judicial review.”

          War crimes were first committed on 5th April 1971.
          It never stopped there.

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            Vedda’s son, you missed 1072 AD. Read some history. The Sinhala king was awarded an honorary title for the genocide of all Tamils in the island!

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            NV, war crime was first committed in July 1956, when government sponsored thugs attacked Tamil satyagrahis in Galle face, and when Tamil MPs entered parliament with their injuries bandaged, SWRD made sarcastic remark “Wounds of war”.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

              “war crime was first committed in July 1956”

              Please can you look up the international definition of war crimes and act accordingly else you will lose all credibility:

              War crimes contain two main elements:

              A contextual element: “the conduct took place in the context of and was associated with an international/non-international armed conflict”;
              A mental element: intent and knowledge both with regards to the individual act and the contextual element.
              https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/war-crimes.shtml

              Please do remember LTTE which was supposed to be your defender too committed war crimes with intent. When do you plan to bring charges against them?

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      Only solution is to split the island into 3 mono-ethnic nations equitably and relocate people. There will be Tamil Elam, Sinhala Only Elam and Muslim Elam.

      Until then, discrimination, racism, riots, wars, war crimes, etc. will continue. One group will win all the riots and wars while the other groups will be at the receiving end.

      Now China’s entry into SL makes things more interesting. Until now SL did not have a firm supporter.

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      Truth_matters,
      “… the author intentionally hides the root causes for the formation of Tamil militancy.”
      —-
      Separatist ideology and anti-Sinhala campaign were started during the time British ruled Sinhale/Ceylon by Tamil politicians emerged in 1930s. GGP and SJVC were the leaders of this campaign. GGP started the campaign by delivering a racially charged speech at Nawalapitiya in 1939 denigrating the Sinhala-Buddhist culture, its history and the people igniting the first Sinhala-Tamil clash. They started a project to ridicule Mahawansa and distort the history of Sinhale to claim North East of the country as the ‘Traditional Homeland’ of Tamils.
      SJVC who was born in Malaya and entered Sinhale during British rule formed the Illankai Thamil Arasu Kachchi (toned down as Federal Party in English) in 1949, soon after Sinhalayo gained Independence from British rule, which had as its hidden agenda the establishment of a separate state. At the time SJVC formed the Federal Party, Vellala Tamils were the most privileged community in Sinhale/Ceylon dominating the Public Service. There was no persecution or oppression of Tamils by majority Sinhalayo at that time. Sinhala Buddhists were not that crazy to harm or kill Tamils just for nothing,
      All the Sinhala-Tamil violent incidences after Independence were started by racist Tamils.

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        It was Sir Ramanathan who risked his life in 1915 to save the lives of Sinhalese leaders who were about to be prosecuted for anti-Muslim violence. Then Tamil leaders also did not want to divide the island into two. It was all started when the Sinhalese leadership began sidelining the Tamils and went out with Sinhalese only policies. Even though the Tamil protests were peaceful the Sinhalese responded with massive violence on innocent Tamil population.
        The time when you used imaginative stories to support your violence over the Tamil and Muslims has gone. A gradually changing world’s perspective on your so called “war against terrorism” is the first clue. But it looks like you have a very hard time digesting the reality and keep sticking to your fake narrative. Good luck with that.

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    Charani Patabendige types:

    “The gravity of the issue is, LTTE is now rising in foreign countries, and they have taken a more intellectual approach by trying to convince world leaders, dispersing hate speech and false news, using youth to promote terrorism.”

    1. We are yet to see any credible evidence that “LTTE is now rising in foreign countries.” This is good for failed fascist leaders to hang on to power. The state and other parasites close to the power need to maintain a degree of paranoia, to further their financial gain, through various security arrangements with private businesses.

    2. Even if there is credible evidence that “LTTE is now rising in foreign countries.” have you had time or interest to investigate why?

    3. If you really wanted to know the reasons how and why LTTE came into being and survived for many years please revisit the past since 1956. LTTE was the cumulative outcome of what the state and those leaders who run the state did or failed to do.

    4. More over if you really studied the history of this island and particularly the North East you would have found it was the armed forces that acted as the head of LTTE recruitment drive, simply put the ONLY RECRUITING SERGEANT available to LTTE.

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      5. Formulating a way forward
      These policies are in operation they had been tried and failed.
      When you have political problem you need political solutions, not more of the same failed policies.

      6. Next time around if and when your fingers are itching to type something about “Countering The False Claims By LTTE”, please visit those adversely and immensely affected innocent real people.
      Charani Patabendige types:

      Actually I would be grateful if you could let us have evidence for:
      1. dispersing hate speech and false news
      2. using youth to promote terrorism
      3. trying to convince world leaders. (Are you assuming they are dumb asses?)

      I don’t understand when LTTE was/is seen or perceived as a disciplined monolithic terrorist group why would they use more intellectual approach at the same time dispersing hate speech and false news if they are trying to convince world leaders.

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        She is very persuasive though !
        If not we would not be here killing our time and commenting 😃.
        Maybe she is misguided!
        She has cited sources too!
        So she is not the only one thinking this way!
        Even though my heart is bit favouring my sinhalese friends for being with me during hard time!
        I also believe we are appreciating the author in a way.

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          Shivani,
          “She has cited sources too”
          Would you indicate which source told her that the National anthem is sung in Tamil too?

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            “If not we would not be here killing our time and commenting”
            People posting articles on CT should know that there are professors, historians, senior doctors, engineers, journalists, teachers…etc on it. If you want to be taken seriously, try not to call these people stupid diaspora members. Not everyone who disagrees with you is a terrorist. Use proper arguments, not emojis. Do your research, don’t copy-paste propaganda. This is not the Daily News.
            BS is not taken lightly by the readership.

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      😅😅😅diaspora dollars speaking 😠😠😠😠 bloody idiots

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        Just wondering how idiots have so much dollars?

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          They have ways to get them! Even in SL where they are discriminated against, they have money!

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          Because they are smarter than you KA (Kaum ass)

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            Historian,
            In a way they are smart to use all kinds of illegal methods such as human trafficking, drug business, arms smuggling, credit card scams to earn dollars.

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              You lie, distort, spin etc.

              By your theory almost every crook at their own level must be rich, yet most crooks exist on fringe of society most of the time.

              Even the activities you spun to give the image of criminality are not always illegal.

              Tamil work ethos of work is worship and fair-play system in the countries where most Tamils live are leading to carving out niches in what ever the economic activity most of the Tamils take, including your ilk’s (there are several in this forum) beloved catch-phrase work of washing, cleaning, gas station menials etc. in the West (even if most of the Tamils do that). That is the reality.

              Ontario’s Bill 104 raising your heart temperature?

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        Jason,
        You don’t have to be an idiot to study at KDU.
        But it helps a lot.

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      Charuni appears to be a person born much after the various anti-Tamil pogroms up to 1983. So it is rather ironic for her to write:”Additionally, they promoted extremism, radicalized and brainwashed people to the extent of “willingness to swallow the cyanide pill by the LTTE [is] seen as commitment to the Tamil cause”
      This from one who clearly is brainwashed into believing the “truth” as supplied by the Kotelawala Defence University of which she is a student.
      I will ask a very simple question of Charuni:
      You know very well that at this very moment, Sinhala “undesirables” are being murdered without trial by the state. You also know that perhaps 60,000 Sinhala youth were murdered by the armed forces in 1989.
      Do you really believe that these very same forces were not capable of murdering innocent Tamils during the war?
      These forces still have impunity. As a lawyer, it is your duty to investigate, not write “patriotic” cover-ups

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      Native Vedda I am bringing this concern to you. Have not you seen LTTE flag was hanging by some people in the Europe. I don’t want to call them people as they hang a terrorist flag. They are terrorist. If they are using the LTTE flag, how we could keep our eyes out of such ugly behaviours. Writer has a way better approach and she has proved that the LTTE still growing the out side of SL.

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        Christian Rodd

        “Have not you seen LTTE flag was hanging by some people in the Europe. “

        I have seen enough of everything, including your hypocrisy.
        Haven’t you seen the other terrorists hanging and waving their flags in this island? Have you ever heard of Peoples Liberation Front which twice terrorised and failed this island. It appears you are partially blind.
        Why?
        Further Pilyan’s party (Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal) has a tiger in its flag. Does it bother you? It doen’t simply because Pilayan is supposed be in remand custody but he is in the parliament supporting every undemocratic laws brought by the present government.

        “They are terrorist.”

        Who are the terrorists?
        Please define and provide proof.

        Haven’t you heard of state sponsored terrorism and war crimes?

        Why it did not occur to you that when LTTE made sure it forced people to boycott presidential election in 2005 for Rs 165 Million LTTE was a terrorist? Why didn’t you take Mahinda and his clan to task? Was it because Mahinda was a hardened Sinhala/Buddhist public racist?

        Please don’t defend your hypocrisy.

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        Sri Lanka’s national flag is at least as symbolic of terrorism. Decades of state run terrorism, extrajudicial killings, brutality and unimaginable crimes under various administrations.

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          LTTE flag has a chopped head of a dead tiger. The body is missing! Does that symbolize defeat?

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            GATAM,
            Did you chop head of a dead tiger? What do you mean defeat? You are still afraid of LTTE. Not a single day pass without LTTE even after 12 years? LTTE’s two heads are now ruling this nation. Lion couldn’t do anything when they claimed that they took 3000 Lion heads. The head who bombed Daladha Maligawa still active.

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          Sugandh,
          According to my knowledge, Sri Lanka is the only country that has given a place for minorities in the National Flag.
          Ungrateful people do not appreciate such good things done by Sinhala Buddhists.

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            Eagle,
            “According to my knowledge, Sri Lanka is the only country that has given a place for minorities in the National Flag”
            Sadly, your “knowledge” is defective. Go look up what the three crosses on the British flag stand for.Now don’t tell me there aren’t any crosses on it.

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            Eagle Blind Eye

            “According to my knowledge,”

            What is that?
            We are discussing the real stuff.

            “Ungrateful people do not appreciate such good things done by Sinhala Buddhists.”

            Such as………………?

            “Sri Lanka is the only country that has given a place for minorities in the National Flag.”

            Okay, are you saying if minorities run out of water they can use that part of the flag to wipe off their bum?
            If not what purpose dose it serve?
            Can I wave the flag and demand free rice from the Moon?

            Please advise.

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            Eagle Eye,
            Your knowledge is incorrect. But I am well aware that you are not interested in factual correctness.

            Most importantly, having a place for minorities on a flag is far different from equitable and just treatment of minorities on the ground.

            Good luck with your attempts at distortion of history… If it makes you happy, please stay happy. But please be aware you do nothing good for this country, and especially to the Sinhala Buddhist community.

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    I agree with The Truth-Matters comment. LTTE was evil but it would not been BORN had the GoSL not brought in Sinhala only etc.
    Government sponsored Racial violence; University admission not being according to Merit; Burning of Jaffna Library; violent interruption by Government Forces of the Tamils International Conference in 1970s etc

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      How you dare to finger point to SL government without proper and reliable sources ? The library was set a fire not by the government but by the few of agitators during the riot. But later on that was intentionally put into government plate. SL government has never sponsord racism or violence. They always sponsor for harmony and prosperity.

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        Mr. “Rodd”
        “SL government has never sponsord racism or violence.
        They always sponsor for harmony and prosperity.”
        Really? Why did they not allow Muslims to be buried when all other countries allowed it?
        Why is the National anthem not sung in Tamil?
        If you have real arguments, put them forward. It is not the people who criticize you that are stupid idiots. I believe, in general, students with second class lower division are not considered smart. Except at KDU maybe.

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        Christian Rot

        “The library was set a fire not by the government but by the few of agitators during the riot.”

        Which riot?
        Who are rioters?
        Evidence please.
        Are you going Ga Ga?
        Did Ex-DIG Edward Gunawardena share his DNA with your family?

        Seriously, has anybody been rotting you?

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    Countering the LTTE claims?
    12 years after the LTTE wiped out I am not sure what is the purpose of this article is or who the audience is
    Rajapaksas and their paid cronies want to keep LTTE still alive

    LTTE is dead long live LTTE

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      LTTE is still in operation outside of the country. But it is not appearing properly. I thank President Rajaoaksh (2005-2015) for abolishing such inhuman terrorists. The writer has done the correct thing and she has clearly convinced the society about the brutality committed by LTTE terrorists . I am wonder to here that few of state actors in the global arena is supporting such inhuman murders and try to lable them as human right fighters. I am damn shoked.

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        Rodd
        .-
        You type:

        “I thank President Rajaoaksh (2005-2015) for abolishing such inhuman terrorists. “

        You also type:

        “LTTE is still in operation outside of the country.”

        Which of the above is correct?

        By the way you find it very very difficult to use Google Translate.

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        You can’t even spell – “shoked”. This is why you are impressed with Rajapaksa and credentials from KDU!

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      Ngo and diaspora dollar’s are speaking 😠😠😠

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        Jason Tedd

        Please tell me if the lonely and only Field Marshall planning to jump ships?
        He was being very kind to Gota and his brother when he addressed the parliament day before yesterday?

        “Ngo and diaspora dollar’s are speaking”

        Whom does Ngo and diaspora dollar’s speak?
        Do you want it to speak to you as well?

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          Native,
          Why do some “patriots” on CT not use good Sinhala names like Somapala, Kalubanda, ….etc but prefer very American ones like Jason Tedd?
          Are they ashamed of their own names?

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            old codger

            “Are they ashamed of their own names?”

            More than that they are ashamed of themselves.

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    well well this says it all
    ======
    the author is a Bachelor of Laws graduate with a second-class lower division
    second class lower division?
    does that means she failed
    =======
    Moreover, she is interning at the Institute of National Security Studies established under the Ministry of Defence.
    =====
    I am sure she got both her vaccine for writing this

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      😅😅😅diaspora idiots 😠😠😠ngo dollar’s are speaking 😠😠😠 sri lanka has freedom to speech and author can publish any idea 😅😅😅bloody idiots

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        Mr. Rodd,
        Are you and Mr. “Tedd” related to the author?
        Learn to meet arguments with counter-arguments. Aren’t you guys supposed to be law students? If law students act like this , is it surprising that the UNHRC thinks SL lawyers are not independent?

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      Well who ever you might be.
      As a person from the Tamil community who has been through these have absolutely no issues with this article. I must commend the Author for pointing out excellent recommendations to move forward.

      your shabby comment shows a lot about where you come from Have some decency 🙂👍🏽

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        Devi,
        “Well who ever you might be.
        As a person from the Tamil community who has been through “
        Nice try, but your slip is showing, dear.
        Your atrocious English gives you away. Don’t you know that different people have different styles, dear Tedd/ Rodd/ Devi ?

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        harisha_devi,
        You have newly appeared on the CT space; it will be useful if you can share with the CT readers here what it is that you have been through as a person from the Tamil community.

        “As a person from the Tamil community who has been through these…”

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        You cannot be from the tamil community. Harisha for one is not a tamil name.

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        harisha_devi

        “As a person from the Tamil community who has been through these have absolutely no issues with this article. “

        It does not give you the right to be stupid.
        Both the Sinhala/Tamil speaking people are equally stupid.
        By being a Tamil does not exclude you from the Stupid lot.

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      “the author is a Bachelor of Laws graduate with a second-class lower division
      second class lower division?
      does that means she failed”

      Firstly, does anyone bother to flaunt lower second class?

      Inferring with the content of author’s analysis, I tend to believe the author had immense struggle even getting a lower second if it was awarded through true examinations and assessments conditions.

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    Charani Patabendige,

    “The author is a Bachelor of Laws graduate with a second-class lower division, from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.”

    This tells whole storey behind your article. You were fed with racism, fundamentalism and terrorism. If you have got time please look at the human side of the story and why your country is in a pathetic stage now.

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      Kdu is sri lankan government university and it is governed Ugc sri lanka😠😠please look at the Israel and palastine bloody idiot 😅😅😅 only Hr action against sri lanka😅😅😅it is international political agendas to rule the sri lanka😠😠

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        old codger

        Tedd and Roddone and the same person.
        Have you noticed Tedd is typing with his left hand and Rodd is with his right hand?

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        Tedd/Rodd

        “………please look at the Israel and palastine bloody idiot…… “

        I have already look at Israel and Palestine.
        What do you want us to do?

        Here are some of UNHRC’s reports.

        “”””””Special Procedures

        Country visits by Special Procedures

        Most recent Special Procedures’ reports

        Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences – Mission to Israel (A/HRC/35/30/Add.1) – Advance Unedited Version

        Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing – Mission to the occupied Arab territories and Israel (A/HRC/22/46/Add.1)

        Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression – Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (A/HRC/20/17/Add.2)

        Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 (A/74/507)””””


        Now tell us what exactly do you want us to do?

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    The writer has approached with reliable sources. LTTTE is still named as brutal terrorist group. Sri Lanka had been witnessing heartfelt memories due to brutal incidents committed by LTTE terrorists. I must thank for the writer bringing such a truthful intellectual examine.

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      Christian Rodd

      “I must thank for the writer bringing such a truthful intellectual examine.”

      What is new and intellectual about her typing?
      Your so called intellectuals have been recycling the old staled assumptions and news again and again.

      What is new and intellectually stimulating ideas in her typing?

      The problem with you lot is that the little islanders set very low standards for themselves and those whom they admire. Hence we know the outcome.

      Please stop patting yourself as if you have recognised a public intellectual whose analysis would stand the test of time because of high quality analysis.

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        Native,
        Looks like we have raised a hornet’s nest of juvenile legal eagles. Do they admit 5th graders to KDU?
        What superior reasoning powers they display. We should be really proud that Sri Lankan 5th graders perform so well!

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          old codger

          “Looks like we have raised a hornet’s nest of juvenile legal eagles. “

          If this is the kind of professionals Sri Lankan Universities could produce we we should think twice, we will be better off without universities.

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    Writer is a well educated personal with law and security studies back ground (as someone has commented on her ) She has a perfect direction to her reasearch. SL government never fought against Tamil people. They have protected Tamils even during the wartime. They fought against terrism and the brutality.

    • 5
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      “Writer is a well educated personal with law and security studies back ground (as…… “
      That much is self-evident.
      One doesn’t have to be stupid to join KDU. But it helps so much.

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    I am shame on People supporting to LTTE who live in Europe/Canada and other countries. Because they do anticipate empathy and long term visa to live their. They actually not supporting human rights. They pretend it. They are always with ulterior motives. Please listen to your heart because you know that you are acting. The writer has stated the reality ongoing. We have to always support people like this writer who stands against the terrorism and raise her voice for the reality.

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      It is the practice of LTTE of targeting non-combatants and dissidents that earned tit a terrorist tag, and not its principle of liberating Tamils from the clutches of Sinhala racism and state terrorism. Thus there is no shame on people living abroad in supporting liberation struggle. For the past 12 years LTTE has not committed any crime and thus has every right to be de-listed. Look at the way Palestinian supporters are behaving. They have been arrested for hate shouts, desecrating synagogues and injuring a Rabbi. LTTE supporters were more organised and disciplined and got Mahinda chased out through back door of Dorchester hotel to the air port. No nation which respects human rights will tolerate Sinhala racists, who are living in these countries like dogs with tails tucked between their legs.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

        “For the past 12 years LTTE has not committed any crime and thus has every right to be de-listed. “

        What for?

        Like Russian Mafia, Italian Mafiosi, Chinese Tirad, Colombian Mafia you want to support the creation of another Mafiosi criminals with LTTE name and Tiger flag.

        My Tamil friend who lives in the UK dread the emergence of criminal using LTTE flags and name tag.

        Will they account for the tens of millions of sterling they extracted from innocent Tamils in Europe and transfer all the investment into a charitable trusts controlled by independent honest people?

        I am sorry you be living in a fool’s paradise.
        Take care.

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      Christian Rodd

      “I am shame on People supporting to LTTE,……………………….”

      How about home grown people Mahinda and his Gundas who supported LTTE financially in 2005. Are you proud about it?

      How about home grown people Premadasa and his Gundas who supported LTTE with A to Z? Are you proud about it?

      You never heard of these local history?

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        Native,
        Is it of any significance that the author looks like Shenali Waduge?

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          old codger

          “Is it of any significance that the author looks like Shenali Waduge?”

          First I didn’t notice the resemblance, now that you have mentioned it I see it clearly what you meant.
          I also see the same unhappy face like Shenali.

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    As a Tamil I find zero points to disagree with the author. She has done a fantastic work to provide solution and recommendations for our nation to move forward.

    The article clearly states the reality. This is the truth.

    I strongly support the author and appreciate the guts she has to speak and take the initiative.

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      harisha_devi,
      You stated that “She has done a fantastic work to provide solution and recommendations for our nation to move forward.”

      Which of it do you feel is the most important solution that the author has proposed for our nation to move forward?

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      Yes you are a Tamil and my dog has a PhD.

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    A stupendously empty attempt at PR propaganda to whitewash the well documented crimes of the state and its armed forces. The author conveniently did not touch on any of the UNHRC resolutions.

    If one truly wants to write about the acts of terror committed by LTTE, can do so without whitewashing and denying the crimes of the state and its military.

    The dishonesty demonstrated by the author and her followers commenting here, perhaps founded on ignorance, is a set back for the whole country and will keep all of us in the cave age, cannibalizing each other.

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      Sugandh,
      “The dishonesty demonstrated by the author and her followers”
      I don’t think there are actually any followers. Just one under different names. These people (?) are mentally challenged.

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        OC
        I was pleased to note that there are fewer than the usual number of followers for this.
        However, if it is “just one under different names” how come you use the plural (I do not know if the question mark means doubt about number or their being ‘people’) to question sanity?

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          SJ,
          Doubt it is.

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        Dear old codger… I think you may be right… But surely the three new sprouts belong to the same unfortunate club.

        Hats off and much appreciation to you, Native Veddah, LM, and the other troopers countering much of the madness and deception here on the CT forum… For this reason, you are often targeted with the red thumbs down… And you know who the culprits are!

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      Sugandh,
      Is eliminating Tamil terrorists who slaughtered innocent Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Malay civilians using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, AK47s and chemical weapons for three decades just to grab a piece of land from Sinhale to create a separate State for the descendants of coolies brought to Yapanaya by Portuguese a crime?

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        Eagle Eye,
        The usual barrage of distortion and deception from you.

        If you think your persistent attempts at revising history will pay off, you should get a copy of the following scientific article and read carefully;
        “When persistence doesn’t pay?” by Sarah F. Brosnan of Neuroscience Institute and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, USA.
        [Science 13 Jul 2018:
        Vol. 361, Issue 6398, pp. 124-125]

        Here’s the Summary:
        “People routinely make bad decisions. Far from being random, however, these bad decisions are often predictable, occurring reliably in specific contexts. One set of such suboptimal decisions are cognitive biases, wherein individuals make decisions that predictably violate rationality or their own best interests without a logical reason for doing so. One such bias is the sunk cost bias, in which individuals invest more time or resources in an outcome than it is worth given the potential gain, presumably because they focus on hindsight evaluation of irrecoverable costs rather than prospective gains.”

        Good luck with your fallacies and deception. If those make you happy, please stay happy. But please be aware, you do nothing good for this country, and especially for the Sinhala Buddhist community.

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    ……Srilanka has already taken measures to its best capacity such as singing the National Anthem from[?] all three languages says the essayist.

    Did this happen on Feb:04th this year?

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      Precisely, Plato. What on earth does she mean by this: “
      Sri Lanka has already taken measures to its best capacity such as singing the national anthem from all three languages.”
      Such a blatant howler makes one sceptical about everything else she says.
      Btw, Plato, I wish I knew how good yr Latin was so I can share something fye only.
      Do u by any chance read papers like The Island or Daily Mirror? In hard copy or online?

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    I checked the author’s credentials. she is a research assistant with strong ties to the Ministry of Defence. It is no surprise that she has written the articles, making strategic disclosures and non-disclosures and distorting facts.

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    Ms Charani Patabendige,

    If it is a research article, the objectivity was missing and bias was apparent. The researcher should have gone to the root of the problems and conducted her research in a scientific manner.

    I will narrate only a selected few , the list is not exhaustive due to limitation of space, and time and I have not adopted any research methodology since I am not a researcher.

    Before 1983, the minority protest was mainly non violent and the response of the Governments were either violent by thugs with the connivance of the government like what happened at Galleface Green in June 1956 or 1958 and 1977 riots.

    The government’s response was not to protect the victims , but to condone the perpetrators of violence .Law and order was not at all maintained

    What the government did to the selection to University admissions in 1970 is racially biased and crude, They simply added marks arbitrarily to subjects in the science stream to enable more Sinhala students enter prestigious faculties of Medicine and Engineering.

    Thereafter in the subsequent years, the government was able to adopt various scientific methods to hooding the world at large, but to achieve the same sinister objectives.

    All these matters played a part in militarizing the Tamil youth and LTTE was one of them.

    I expect a response either from you or by any of your fellow researchers who subscribe to your views

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      srikrish

      Charani Patabendige is new to the business.
      Like the rest of her fellow Sinhala/Buddhist writers (in fact typists) she too lacks sophistication in lying or creating new myths.

      Or perhaps her head is already filled with propaganda junk she couldn’t rise above all the fake news and contribute something new and useful.

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        NV,
        You are correct in your assessment.

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        I am extremely sorry for how you feel!
        We all have a story untold! I am sure you do!
        When I needed shelter during the days of the war it is my Sinhalese friend who helped me!
        I want to believe the opposite too,!
        But how can I?

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          Shivani Ratnam75

          “When I needed shelter during the days of the war it is my Sinhalese friend who helped me!”

          I appreciate your honest open gratitude towards those who helped you, any decent person should follow their ancestors.
          However what I don’t understand is why these descent Sinhalese or Sinhala/Buddhists never attempted to keep this island in peace. It is the Sinhala or Sinhala /Buddhist majority which have had total control over state, government and formed majority supported governments.

          If these people are genuinely do gooders it is their duty to elect the right people, form genuine good governments, make these government accountable …… instead they seem to elect fraudsters, thieves, rapists, war criminals, racists, saffron thugs, … free crooks, murderers, … pardons war criminals, promote war criminals, land grabbing, …………. pass anti democratic, anti people and environmental …. laws.

          You became homeless during the war because the Sinhala/Buddhists racists were in control of governance irrespective party politics. You should take all your complaints to Assgiria or Malwattu and dumb it on their dorr steps.

          By the way Tamils would not normally confess to receiving protection from Sinhalese.

          Ask your Sinhalese protectors and do gooders why they are unable maintain a stable peaceful human rights respecting secular country democratic country.


          Nothing personal.
          Take care.

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      srikrish,
      “What the government did to the selection to University admissions in 1970 is racially biased and crude,”
      —-
      Vellala Tamils wanted to maintain the system that allowed them to have more than 60% of the places in Medical College, Engineering and Science Faculties.

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        NV,
        You are correct in your assessment.

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          EE
          The question at issue is not about Vellala Tamils, but about the government

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    Countering The False Claims By LTTE

    Well done article

    Why 1983 black july day not preventable

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    My heart goes to my deceased loved ones due to war!
    Even though I am a Tamil my heart goes to Three forces. I am now in a country where I can travel anywhere with peace, can worship my God, and do a job I like. That is something we all craved irrespective of our ethnics.

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      Shivani, you must not be coerced into believing other people’s political ideas and ideologies – stand by your own views and experiences. Wars always claim lives – that’s why we must not start wars. Having empathy for a group that is categorized as hostile to your own, and appreciating that other group’s good qualities show that you are brought up by good parents from a respectable background. Wherever you are, be happy and kindhearted like you are now, and don’t let hatred make you sad – like the hateful diaspora Tamils.

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        PP,
        How pathetic! A fake patriot doling out fake advice to a fake Tamil. Do you guys have to stoop so low?

    • 0
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      I remember the days of suicide bombings, power cuts, water cuts, checkpoints, etc. in Colombo. People complain about some terror leaders with white flags being executed. Who cares? It should have been done 30 years ago. Personally, I am glad the entire family of VP was executed as no mercy was shown to those killed by Black Tigers.

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      Shivani Ratnam75

      “Even though I am a Tamil my heart goes to Three forces. !”

      Good that you were not caught up in the middle of the war. Otherwise your Ranaviruses would have torn you from your head to toe by their “weapons” and would have immersed you in acid filled drums both imported from China.

      “I am now in a country where I can travel anywhere with peace, can worship my God, and do a job I like. “

      The country was free before 1956 until your loved one’s came to power in a election decided by competitive racism.

      You can stop being Tamil and you are free to type like EE, Pereras, …..

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    False claims of genocide, like that of the Tamils’ false genocide claims should be punishable by international law. At present, any politically motivated minority can level false allegations of genocide, without legal consequences. Tamils have a growth rate almost the double of the Sinhalese since 1946 census to 2011, how can they claim genocide? If anybody can level genocide allegations in this island, its the Sinhalese. But Sinhalese never get busy with this kind of terminology.
    The genocide committed on the Sinhalese, first by Tamils and then by Portuguese, Dutch and especially the British colonial masters are out there – visible for everybody, by the de-Sinhalisation of the north and east (the ancient Sinhalese capital of Anuradhapura in ruins until the 20th century, with beheaded Buddha statues all over the place and destroyed Buddhist viharas), and the over a million Plantation Tamils placed in the Up-country in the heartland of the Sinhalese, since Tamils had destroyed Pollonnaruwa in 1215 AD, by the British, not to mention the massacres done by the British army of hundreds of thousands of Sinhalese during the period of 1797 to 1815 (Kandyan wars against the British) and then in 1818 and 1848 revolts.

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      When Brownrigg marched into Up-country in 1815 and entered Kandy and villages, many of them were deserted – inhabitants gone missing in their thousands!

      The Up-country which was a homogenous Sinhalese area is today turned into a cesspit of Muslim extremism and Plantation Tamils, who are even demanding a federal state! They are now complaining that the language of administration in the Upcountry is Sinhalese! The Plantation Tamils do not want to be called so anymore, they want to be called Hill Country Tamils or Upcountry Tamils, which is an appropriation of the Sinhalese designation, “Udarata”/“Kandurata”. Hill Country and Upcountry has been synonymous with Sinhalese people. Appropriations of cultural, national and ethnic designations like “Up-country/Hill Country” by the Plantation Tamils are illegal according to international laws. They learnt all the tricks from the non-Platation Tamils. But nobody seems to care. That’s the plight of the Sinhalese, which was warned by some sympathetic British civil servants and scholars already in the 19th century. The establishment of the Plantations by the British was nothing but ethnic cleansing of the Sinhalese.
       
      RECENT DISTURBANCES AND MILITARY
      EXECUTIONS IN CEYLON
      by Lieut. Col . J. Forbes, London, 1850
      https://books.google.lk/books?id=6HUIAAAAQAAJ

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        PP,
        “When Brownrigg marched into Up-country in 1815 and entered Kandy and villages,”
        Why don’t you reveal that it was Sinhalayo chieftains that invited the British? And that some signed the Kandyan Convention in Tamil?
        The Sinhalayo will sell their country to the first comer. Tell the truth for a change.

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    The article has brought out many true incidents committed by LTTE terrorists. They attacked so many Religious places in SL, the list includes churches, mosques, buddist temples and Tamil kovils. They murdered many tamli people. In such responses, how dare to anyone call them humans. They proved that terrosits are terrorits. SL forces defended their civilians and no civilans were listed as Tamils, muslims or buddhists during the humanitarian operations. Rather,

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    I have so many friends living in SL. I have read many articles and I did an extensive search with regards this issue. There is no any barriers to Tamils in the country. They live every where in the country and all of them are permitted to access every and each facility as same as Sinhaleese. I am wonder to hear that some one lives outside of the country, finger points to SL goveernment and forces accusing them without proper reason. Reconciliation process since 2009 has been greatly run and fully sponsored. No tamil civilians treated unequally. Pathetic sued of this story is SL government and Forces been lablled as responsible authority for pretended genocide which is not accepted at all.

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      Fake Rodd,
      “They live every where in the country and all of them are permitted to access every and each facility as same as Sinhaleese. “
      If you can find ONE Tamil business with a Tamil name-board anywhere in Kelaniya for example, please post its address here on CT.
      I am challenging you, yes. Do you have the courage to reply?

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