29 July, 2021

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Damning Report From UN Envoy On Human Rights Spells Rocky Road For Nandasena Administration In Geneva

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has issued a damning report on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation on Wednesday, urging the international community to take strong actions to prevent another human rights tragedy unfolding in the war-torn island, including targeted sanctions and punitive actions against perpetrators.

One year into the Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa presidency, the UN Envoy on Human Rights has for the first time ever called on member states of the Human Rights Council to pursue the referral of Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the body established by the Rome Statute in 1998 to try perpetrators of war crimes, genocide and violations of international human rights law.

Michelle Bachelet

In a warning sign to Sri Lankans accused of war crimes and human rights violations – many of whom have found a place in the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration as high officials – the High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged member states to strongly consider targeted sanctions against such individuals including travel bans and a freeze on their assets in foreign jurisdictions.

Several officials attached to the current administration in Sri Lanka have already faced difficulties with travel sanctions. Army Chief General Shavendra Silva and his entire family have already been banned from travel to the US as an alleged perpetrator of war crimes, and Gotabaya Rajapaksa has struggled to get Western capitals to accept his military ambassadorial nominees.

The report itself is an early warning that Sri Lanka will face stormy international waters as it reckons with its human rights record in Geneva in February-March when the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council takes place. President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa himself is a person of interest in crimes the UN has called “emblematic” including the murder and abductions of journalists. As Defence Secretary he was also at the top of the chain of command during the final stages of the war when the UN says tens of thousand of civilians were killed in military actions that were tantamount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekera and former CID IP Nishantha Silva – both officials who doggedly pursued justice for emblematic abuses the UN has previously flagged, have been mentioned in the High Commissioner’s report as evidence that the Government of Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa has done everything in its power to stall and reverse investigations against perpetrators of grave crimes.

“One former chief of the Criminal Investigation Division, who led investigations into several emblematic human rights cases, has been arrested while another inspector from the Division left Sri Lanka, fearing reprisals for his lead investigative role in several emblematic cases, and now faces criminal charges.

“While the criminal justice system in Sri Lanka has long been the subject of interference, the current Government has proactively obstructed or sought to stop ongoing investigations and criminal trials to prevent accountability for past crimes,” the report states.

Bachelet stressed that the failure to deal with the past continues to have devastating effects on tens of thousands of family members from all communities who persist in seeking justice, reparations – and the truth about the fate of their loved ones.

See full report here

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    The true enemies of the Rajapakse family are Truth, and Sinhala people who stand for democracy, rule of law and justice.

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      Problem with what Ajith says is that 6.9 million of them voted for the Rajapakses. How is that to be overcome? The fact is that the large majority of the good Sinhala people have stood by and watched the immense theft of their countries assets by the Rajapakses. The Sangha has been willing tools of this theft. How else to explain what is happening. We have collectively been cheat by people who dole out the peniya for pandemics, throw pots into rivers and run to temples in South India. When will we be free from these charlatans?

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        Cicero majority of the support base for these Rajapaksa criminals come from the rural masses or the businessmen who stand to profit from their relationship to the Rajapaksa mafia. Do you blame them?

        Majority of the supporters of the LTTE also come from the rural masses among the Tamils. Do you see many highly educated typical former Jaffna Tamils standing in from parliaments all over the world carrying Tiger poster or Tamil Ealam posters?

        It is true the SLA armed forces massacred innocent Tamil civilians back in the 70s/80s that created the thirst for vengeance and the birth of the LTTE? absolutely!!

        The typical educated Jaffna people who are living abroad will wind these rural fellows to stand there with a placard and scream while they enjoy their Friday evening whiskey and curry and gloat on the success of their kids.

        While the Rajapaksa mafia robs and kills people of this nation, their support base receives their measly allowance from them and happy about it.

        The father of racism was JRJ, not Banda. Banda was truly playing politics.

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          Tamil from Canadian north
          “The father of racism was JRJ, not Banda. Banda was truly playing politics.,”
          If you ask me to name the INDIVIDUALS who destroyed this country they are:
          1) JR Jayawardena
          2) Rohana Wijeweera
          3) Velupillei Prabakaran
          in that order.
          Harm inflicted by JRJ far far exceeds the contribution of the other two combined and irrecoverable.
          .
          ‘Banda’ is the name of the guy who picked up the gold box ‘Sinhala Only’ which was lying by the wayside since the day Sudda left. If he didn’t do it next passer-by ‘Gunda’ would have done it and Tamils today would be hating Gunda instead of Banda.

          Soma

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            Soma
            Had SWRDB been a little thoughtful, he would have either included in the Official Language Act or in a supplementary act soon following it clauses that assured the language rights of Tamils, as Tamil was the second most spoken language in the country.
            His responding to that omission only after the FP protested put him on a weak wicket.
            Had he consulted the Left (the CP & LSSP especially) he would have received sensible advice.
            *
            The CP was most supportive of the B-C Pact; and the LSSP and VLSSP (now MEP) were supportive too.
            The Sri number plate issue was grossly mishandled by the FP. In fact, it was a spontaneous response by a handful of notorious FP hotheads which eventually led to the tarring of Tamil in road names and name boards of businesses and finally the 1958 violence.
            *
            Whatever were SWRDB’s intentions, they were very much surpassed by the consequences of his actions and indecision in matters when he had to be firm.

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            Soma,

            could you elaberate as to why you dont inclue MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE to your list ?
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            For having included SRILANKA as the number one country to be identified as CHINESE DEBT TRAP.
            .
            Today the coreproblem of any govt elected is not being able to face the heavy loads of debts made by the govt of MR from 2005-2015. They though attack previous govt of MS-RW, we perfectly know as to why they were forced to given hambantota port to return to CHINA on a lease of 99%.
            If the kind of LEASE would not have happened, how could former govt settle the HUGE loans that the state had to have covered ?
            :
            And it was also not overlooked, that previous govt saved a lot for not having held and kind of RAJAPKASHE style wasteful events. They could not work with country s media in order to transport the message since MR et al and his criminal supporters never allowed it happening. Today, we see, MR-GR introduce former govt s projects. Examples are that wind mill project and rubber factory. However, people in this country dont care much about BLATANT lies… they repeatedly become easy prey of RAJAKASHE criminal politics.

            LM

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          Dear Tamil from North
          Yes, I agree with you JRJ was a real racist. You Rember the “Govi March” of his in the 70s, against the SJV vs Bandaranaike Pact
          I firmly believe that most SriLankan yearn is a peaceful co-existence. SriLankan hospitality is second only to Chilean hospitality. They are not concerned about the power struggles among power hungry politicos
          “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”

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            RN
            It was in 1958 that JRJ undertook the notorious March to Kandy.
            The march could not pass beyond Imbulgoda (in Gampaha, thanks to SD Bandaranayake, a great SWRDB loyalist and much later a comrade of Comrade Shan).
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            JRJ was a major obstacle to the Dudley-Chelva accord being implemented during 1965-68.

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          “It is true the SLA armed forces massacred innocent Tamil civilians back in the 70s/80s that created the thirst for vengeance and the birth of the LTTE? absolutely!!”

          seriously Dude????????

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            It is a prove that you are not a man from the North nor a Sri Lankan.

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              R2021
              Many people are too young to know the history of the national question until after they got out of control.
              Correct them by all means. But do not get personal in your comments.
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              You systematically gloss over anti-Tamil violence (often state sponsored or with the state turning askance), and seem uninterested any issue except to pin the blame on the FP/TULF/TNA.

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          Tamil from the north,
          Sinhala Buddhists are not racists as Demalu (Tamils) try to portray to the International Community. Although Sinhalayo fought against Dravida invaders ordinary Sinhala, Demala and Marakkala (the term Sinhalayo used for Musalmans from Hindusthan) people lived in harmony in this country before British colonized Sinhale (now Sri Lanka). British propagated racism to divide the people under their infamous ‘Divide and Rule’ policy. Malabar Vellala Tamils who were in the British camp mastered racism and became anti-Sinhala ultra-racists after British left to keep Sinhalayo and Tamils apart for their political survival.
          SJV Chelvanayakam who was expelled from Malaya and entered this country illegally during British rule is the ‘Father of Racism’ in Sinhale.
          Ultra-racist SJV Chelvanayakam and GG Ponnambalam who promoted separatism are responsible for ruining Sinhale after Sinhalayo gained Independence from British.
          —-
          “The father of racism was JRJ…”

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          Very correct, it was JRJ who first brought forward the proposal to make Sinhala the official language in 1944 in the State council, with H.W.Amarasuriya seconding it and was lying just as the 13 Amendment today is till the elements who brought SWRD into power pushed him to implemt it. If JRJ was not a racist he should have made English a compulsory subject in schools which would have resulted in this country being in a far more stable position than it is in today.

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        “How is that to be overcome?” – asks you?
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        Just face up to the reality that few of us humans (including you and me) can think clearly and consistently on a whole range of subjects, all at the same time.
        .
        That includes the Rajapksas as well, who don’t seem to realise that they, too, are mortal. Cicero, Sangha, Sinhala – all of limited provenance.
        .
        We have to go beyond the here and now of what is happening on this island, and acknowledge that all homo sapiens have a great capacity for deluding ourselves that we are very clever. We don’t have to demonise either the 6.9 million SLPP voters, or those who voted for Sajith’s SJB. Nor do we have to imagine that there is an intellectual elite that is able to rise above all human limitations.
        .
        Let’s just be humble, and face up to the fact that all these things will pass away. Let’s delight in what we experience in our subjective ways, and not put absolute values on any of our experience.
        .
        But some things, we feel are precious to us. Value that realisation, and start over again, not imagining that there will be a permanent state of happiness. I can go on and on like this.
        .
        Just be humble in the face of what we don’t understand.

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        Cicero “…6.9 million of them voted for the Rajapakses. How is that to be overcome?..”

        The country is sitting on a powder keg.
        A dangerous cocktail of ultra Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism, ex LTTE terrorist like Pillayan, Genocidal army that committed war crime the very same Pillayan’s commandos. And a Sangha enjoying the trappings of luxury courtesy of the Sinhala politicians past and present, instead of abiding by the Buddhas principle

        I think there is going to be lot more of blood shed …this time Sinhala vs Sinhala…minorities will sure suffer…may be a failed army coup

        A self inflicted Lebanon

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          Rajash,
          Wild imaginations of people suffering from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’!

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            the people who are suffering are those Sinhala rural masses whose vote base is crucial to the Dynasty,…who cant afford one square meal.
            unfortunately they are not allowed to imagine they are ordered to obey. The dynasty is using Sinhala Buddhism to mesmerise them.
            The Dynasty knows very well using using Sinhala Buddhism is as a bully is not going to work all the time.
            so the dynasty is , working behind the scenes on their next step …..militarisation !
            its already happening
            currently NE is the most militarised zone in the world
            the entire Sri Lanka will be militarised like China
            Have you been to China?
            I have been to Shanghai few times
            it’s gives a feel of like New York except Neon lights are in Chinese
            but behind the neon lights there is a dark force
            The Chinese Communist Party and its army!
            I have friends in Shanghai they own a car they speak fluent English they live a Western style life restaurants, bars etc
            But they told me they have no freedom
            the state CCP is watching them all the time
            Basil Rajapakse’s aim is to model SLPP like CCP

            Defeat Syndrome?
            Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist will be living it soon

            .

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      Ajith,

      thanks for articulating it as no others.
      :
      What can we do when UNTRUTHS and lies would REPEATEDLY be telecasted by highly abusive main stream media institutions
      Example:
      :
      Hiru TV
      Ada Derana TV
      Lankadeepa
      Dhiwayina
      Island
      and and —-
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      And a large number of SOCIAL media YT channels that are being handled by THAT GOWN wearing Iraja Weeraratne – SPREAD only lies… misleading the thanakola eating majority.
      :
      Why and how KALI AMMA CONTROLLED Dhammika Paniya misled nation, if MEDIA of the country would telecast/broadcast the message in favour of GENERAL PUBLIC ?
      .
      Very unfortunately to mention, EVEN MEDICAL SPECIALISTS are reported to have visited DHAMMIKA PANIYA maker and got physically assualted…. but MEDIA dont expose it except few SOCIAL MEDIA YT channels ?

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      Continuing.


      If those medicos visited Kali Amma controlled Dhammika paniya maker were educated enough about their anatomies, I dont think they would not have misled by LOCAL media coverages.
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      The kind of behaviours of some current day doctors are highly damaging the image of MEDICAL degree awarded by SRILANKEN univerisites.

      Medical graduates should be well aware of the facts that NO previous epidemies or pandemics were ever healed off by KALI AMMA controlled me but by VACCINES and other medical therapies developed by western medicine. And this is the not the first time ever epidemies and pademics killed masses across the world.

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        LM, You say medical graduates should be aware of vaccines, but they have come in through severe competition, lies and deception, tutors and quotas. Even today court case against GLP selections. Foundation of Kaliamma, water pot, paniya of Covid Minister. Needs sacking as a return with miris kudu virulent mutation needs ICU. Their deans are power hungry mafia for medical council instead of training own students. What can you expect from devious and power mad evil GMOA boss who is hell bent on destroying eligible ERPM doctors from serving as citizen. When Alwis parent lies to kill off other’s children, they are unaware of the retributive justice returning on their own children. Watch and see future dramas.

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          LM, Another huge deception of GMOA thrust on medical council is the A/L requirement rushed and legalized by stooging lawyer cum pani nona. A/L requirements are to enter a medical college for training just like in engineering, science , arts and architecture. That should end there. Once a student gets MBBS or BSc or BA or any degree, nowhere in the world is there a requirement again for A/L, O/L, Grade 5 or previous birth results compulsory for jobs. Certainly no medical council anywhere in the world requires it except GMOA ExCo of Sri Lanka, who are known to have failed exams in medical schools and hence lack private practice. GMOA wicked boss has karmic justice on its way.

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            DTG,
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            Thanks. Today srilankens are seen to be enjoying with grant of VACCINEs being received to the island, but Europeans confirmthat the vaccine is permitted to the people under 65 years. They have no data based on the patients over 65 years. May well be, with the time, UK will be able to provide us with the requiring data because they vaccinated all the age groups of people in that country.
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            We dont need to talk about world norms, while almost everything is being manipulated by criminal Rajakashes in power. whose failure is that if not that of PUNNAKKU eating majority srilankens. Good riddance. It is inevitable the people being fallen from frying pan to the fire.

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          DTG
          Dont you guys question yourself why on earth SRILANKEN GMOA is often invited to provide the nation with updates on COVID of the country knowing that none of them own any kind of degrees or specializations on ” CONTAGIOUS DISEASE CONTROL” or ” EPIDEMIOLOGY” – why people are made permament fools in this country, why not the masses come to street to protest against the kind of HUGE failures of the govt ?

          People should be aware that GP would not be able to treat a CANCER person, so as a technical assistant would not be able to take decisions being made by engineers.

          I have never noticed the kind of SILLY reactions in the Good governance rule even if people rejected them. If there had been no such – EASTER SUNDAY DISASTER- keeping POLONARUWE donkey as the president, UNPrs did a great job.
          So called BOND BANK SCAM was not a big failure when comparing it with the current govt ‘s SUGAR PURCHASE deal and the oil concession that they kept aside not being given to the nation also at a time world crude oil prices sank as no time in recent years. Dr Harsha De Silva is right focuing on this issue. However, mafia men dont seem to be handling any tiny issue better since they are back to power.

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            LM, GMOA is never invited to provide updates. They invite themselves like all other rebels doing mind control with their objectives. Their media contacts giving them publicity always have the same names with close links and grudges. Medicals are busy with their practice. GMOA is busy around microphones and the gullibles believe them without question. This is the sad state of affairs in the medical profession today. A bigger shaking than Corona will soon to get the world back into the right path of transformation

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              DTG,
              .
              Peoples funds paved the way GMOA any other local graduates to obtain their qualifications. They are eternally indebted to the people. Ironically, looking at the manner GMOA premates and their recent actions, they behave as if drug addicted sons and daughters hurt their innocient parents and relatives.

              Srilanka should finally realize, tax payers funds cant be abused by its people for no reasons. The importance of VAT should be injected to thoughts and minds of the people so that they would never see, that it is the funds of the states. Srilankes
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              Pakistan or the like countries, they are dreamt of FREE EDUCATION. Srilanken doctors, engineers or any others should be advised to pay the amounts back so that their next batches can be financed for their edcuation.
              :
              Uni education based on Medicine, Law and Engineering subjects, tax payers bear high costs regardless of the country’s state.

              Thi sis the reason why SOME JAPANESE Prof. s went on questioning me, how a poor country of srilanken nature ever afford to give almost everything free in SL.
              :
              SRILANKENS s thinking should drastically be changed. That leads to a paradigm shift for betterment of the nation.. otherwise, quality of the education would not stay as had been before.

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          Yes, I am repeating, medical graduates should be WELL aware of the mechanisms of vaccines also making commparisons on previous pandemics and epidemies.
          :
          Now where in history we read any country/folk ever succeeded by having treated their folks with ” kali amma or the like methods”. These men and women with or wihtout medical qualifications to make srilanken people a laughter stock to the world is greater damage. This incumbent uneducated men would not consider it as it is but entire world would laugh at us. Today alone, two of my colleagues questioned me why people fell to that levels in srilanka, though they could believe i tto be incorigible in India ?

          So called WIYATHMAGA man by name JAYASUMANA an another racists with clear predisposition in that line, too joined APAWITHRA in Kali amma drama, can you imagine ?

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      There is a good reason why most Sinhalese vote for Rajapaksas and other war winners. Tamils killed 33,000 Sinhalese and Rajapaksas saved Sinhalese from Tamils in 2009 by winning the war.

      At the 2010 presidential election 100% Sinhala voters voted for Mahinda and Fonseka – the two war winners. Same reason.

      In 2015 Sirisena said he was the acting defence minister when SL won the war. So he too claimed part of the credit of war victory to win Sinhala votes.

      In 2019 Sajith said his father was killed by Tamils and won some Sinhala votes.

      If Tamils did not kill Sinhala people we won’t be talking about Rajapaksas, Sirisenas and Fonsekas.

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        Racist Kurangu, Thamizh only kill Thamizh killers and those who instigate Thamizh killers , however Chingkallams kill Thamizh just for fun , kill , rape , loot their wealth and ethnically cleanse. Understood racist. 33000 Chingkallams? From where did you get that figure racist? From your ar-e? As per your government statistics the LTTE only killed aroudn 3000 Chingkalla and Thulluka civilians and even most of these so called civilians were not innocent but Chingkalla thugs and criminals sent to the NE to kill rape and ethnically cleanse Thamizh and Thullka home guards. These armed low lives are not civilians. The other 30000 most probable belong to the racist rapist Chingkalla armed forces. You really are a lying racist.

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          Chingkallams killed around 300000 Thamizh from the time of independence . 145000 in May 2009 . Made 1 million Indian origin Thamizh who had lived in the island for 200 years, earning most of the island’s foreign exchange at that time stateless , deliberately to reduce the island’s Thamizh population, Ethnically cleansed and chased away more than a million Eezham Thamizh and stole 1/3 of their lands and settled these lands with illegal Chingkallams. Still trying to steal the rest of the Eezham Thamizh land with fake archaeological findings and concocted history. Just like what is now happening in Kurunthoor , claiming an ancient prehistoric Sivan and Ayannar Hindu temple as Buddhist and have destroyed the Hindu symbols and planted Buddha statues. With the racist rapist human rights abusing Chingkalla armed forces guarding and refusing to allow local Hindu Thamizh to worship at the temple and then compare all these war crimes and genocide that they have been committing with 30000 rapist Chingkalla armed forces and 3000 largely Chingkalla criminal thugs , who were sent to the NE by the state to harass, kill and ethnically cleanse local Thamizh , deservedly killed by the LTTE

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      See, they came with a greater support of WIYATHAMAGA (academics filled with Prof. Titles, Dr Titles and other qualifications) but all of them to turn out to be SILENT idiots, not being able to do the little – is not overlooked today.
      :
      Reasons – Rajakshes and their CLOSE men are high criminals. Jaysumana or the like has become caricatures as of today, even if he is a MBBS holder- no matter his doctorate is said to be caught with some criticisms. However, that was my own feeling if anyone woudl close to MEDAMULANA rascals, even SAINTs would become highly corrupted men and women. The story about Ms Fernandupulle is the same. She does not utter a single word that ASTRAZENICA – INDIAN make vaccine is only for ones under 65 years. I really dont know why the slave woman obtained her specialization ?

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        LM, The one you call slave woman, did speak very briefly just once, to object to the ridicule Apavithra was getting quite rightly for her unhealthy pani drinking for public show. Birds of a feather, stooging the money bags. Nothing said to educate the public about the ongoing vaccines and medical aspects.The day of exposure will soon come to open people’s eyes

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          DTG,
          Thank you for your well thought comments. Yes, she has no brain. All is proved as of now. I dont live in SL, so I can nt know how would liars become even more polarised after the kind of ” pirith paen muttiya” being thrown to river branches. In a civilized country, people would attack the kind of reactions of ministers. As some YTubers such as Sepal Amarasinghe makes it clear, srilankens in general behave as if their spines are too stolen from Rajapakshe or the like proved criminals.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXKZ0aJHPNQ
          .
          With the revolution of information technology, even far poor african nations have improved their knowledge to an unepxected level. As a result, their leaders seem to know what would fit most to their own countries.

          THat is how ADISABEBA, Kampala to all the like minded govts work today. They sign agreements between europeans companies. Europeans invest more in african continent today realizing the ground realities better. This came into being with advanced development of IT. Pompous srilankens are proud of their less than 200 km of high ways, but Ethiopians have introduced their trams to city areas. And their road construction have covered over 500 km or more high ways across that big country.

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    When Gotabaya was elected President, although I did not like the Rajapkse brand, I though after being in USA, Gota would have changed and he would be a fair and honest President. There was another reason as well which crossed my mind. Gotabaya’s only Son is a US Citizen and his wife too. When Gota has a Grand Child he will not want that Grand Child to learn from the historians about the Defense Secretary Gota’s human rights violations but would like to read about the reformed President Gota’s humanitarian law abiding actions and how he developed the country.

    Unfortunately, we now find its not the Gota the Defense Secretary or the expected law abiding Gota but a Nandasena who has no clue what he is doing and is driving the country into a bankrupt country full of Racist Buddhist monks and Civilians.

    Deep in my heart I feel sorry for him. He must make a 180 degree turn. In order to do that he should immediately enact a legislation which would punish any Religious, Racial, Cast or Social Status related utterances or actions by any one including Buddhist Priests and should carry very stringent rigorous prison term not less than 10 years. If he does this he could resolve the fundamental issue – Racism from the country, let it be from the majority or the non-majority of the population.

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      There is nothing to be ashamed of eliminating a terrorist mob which recruited child soldiers. We are proud of our President Nandasena Rajapaksa,. UN can do nothing. Truth always wins.

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        Wimalo,
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        who are we ?
        .
        Yet even today, you are not ashamed ? Nandasena or any former soldier would have worked in terms of CITY Beautification or the like projects. It is common to them because they armymen in general maintain much higher disipline.
        :
        That was the only QUALIFICATOION Gota may have… apart from that he was master mind of all high crimes that were reported duirng his tenure as ” defence secretary”: People are not reborn but they dont have BRAINS.. best example would be yours.
        :
        A year is gone, what NANDASENA has achieved is nothing else than got his crime investigations EXONERATED…. we told the stupid folks, if criminals would be back, nothign would work for the tangible changes of the country.

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      Dear B1,
      “He must make a 180 degree turn. In order to do that he should immediately enact a legislation”……………..
      Quite a number I know, thought the same even if they did note vote for him, but have been very badly disappointed.
      Instead of legislation for goodness, he has made two 180 deg turns and back at square one, as Sec of Defence and makes a mockery of existing legislation by surpassing Judiciary with a pseudo Presidential Comm Of Inquiry.
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-text-of-the-leaked-report-war-criminals-murderers-and-fraudsters-exonerated-by-nandasenas-political-victimisation-commission/

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        It is indeed so very sad that Sri Lankan society has degenerated to such a low level in the morality index, that a judge so discredited openly and so much published in the public domain of his misdemeanours, is yet able to sit in judgement in a PCOI without even a semblance of shame. It is worse when those in Power, use his services as if everything is hunky dory and flaunt his judgements as deserving of consideration.
        How much lower can the Sri Lankan Society go.

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          And the worst indictment is on those Associations like the BASL who should speak up for the Rule of Law. Unfortunately, both BASL and GMOA, those once respected professional Associations, are now held in ridicule and not in respect. by the public, because of the self=serving office bearers who tow a political line.
          It is no wonder that Lawyers are the butt of so many jokes in the internet.

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      Buddhist1,
      “When Gota has a Grand Child he will not want that Grand Child to learn from the historians about the Defense Secretary Gota’s human rights violations…”
      —-
      Only Tamil Diaspora, racist Malabar Vellala Demala politicians and LTTE Tamil terrorists consider Gotabhaya Rajapakse as a human rights violator and a war criminal.
      Gotabhaya’s grandchild will be proud about having a grandfather who gave the leadership to eliminate Tamil terrorists who slaughtered people in his Sinhala race for three decades while bragging that they will never be defeated militarily. Names of Mahinda Rajapakshe, Gotabhaya Rajapakshe and Sarath Fonseka have gone into Mahawansa edited by Prof. Malani Endagama as leaders who defeated Dravida invaders who wanted to colonize North and Eastern part of the country and unified Sinhale (now Sri Lanka).

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        Dream on Eagle Eye.

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        Eagle it is ok the Royal family killed 150,000 innocent Tamils and the chance of they are getting prosecuted for that seems to be closing, so they captured the power using Ranil’s help and using the diplomatic immunity to save themselves. Tell me something, how many thousands of innocent Tamils or in your word, the Vellala or the Parai Demulo you killed and trying to be so protective the royals’ kingdom hoping that may save you too? You killed Tamils in Annual Peraheras called Pogroms or in the humanitarian rescue mission, which was bombing with Chemical and Cluster bombs the “nofire zones” and make shift hospitals.

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      Don’t waste your pity on him. He knows exactly what he is doing to the this country. He knows jolly well that his racist policies are dividing the nation pitting one against the other, with totally discriminatory policies. He knows by appointing felons and war criminals in his regime he is sending a strong signal that he will rule as a tyrant, and silence professionals who he imagines in his little brain is a threat to him, or who dares to do what it right for the country first. He will keep pandering to the lunatic fringe Sinhala Buddhists especially the ones in saffron robes, so that their support for him will not change.
      He may be incompetent, but he knows how to divide and rule.

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    Sri Lanka should handover the entire land and leave it to the UN and the Security Council Nations to do whatever.

    The entire population should emigrate to Western Countries to save themselves as this area is not conducive to human habitation soon anyway….the nuclear war fall out will render it inhabitable for a long time.

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    I think China’s strategy winning and not for the benefit of Sri Lankan. They want Chinese friendly government in SL who alienated by Western countries. Therefore over depend on China to bail out any move rest of the world make against SL. Now SL got only one choice dance to the choice of Chinese while Sri Lankan fighting for whom the country belongs to… :)

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      UNHRC antics only push SL further towards China.

      It’s better to have a pro-Chinese government than a pro-Endian government. But Rajapaksas are now becoming pro-Endian.

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      Dayan, Though C-friendly government here needs finances, political West too has counter strategies, motives and actions for this region and the world. Well trained massive Chinese armies in parades is shockingly fearful to watch about why that need. Western spirituality believes in a massive army from the east, marching across the revived silk route, in retaliation and rebellion to conquer, crossing the dried up Euphrates and entering Megiddo in the north of Israel. This is called the battle of Armageddon Rev.16,16. This is expected to happen regardless of which nation is ruling. It almost appears to be coming true.

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        Dayan, China can give financial aid but it cannot save SL from Europe based Human Rights Council and International Criminal court proceedings. Each of these is unique and serves some purpose though may not be absolutely just. We had better be clear of each of these.

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      Dayan

      “Therefore over depend on China to bail out any move rest of the world make against SL. “

      The clever dicks always believe they are smarter than the rest of the world. VP tried to be clever. Failed miserably.
      Smart Asses SWRD Banda and SiriMao Band tried but failed miserably.
      Uncle JR tried and failed miserably.
      The Clan has been active fora number of years. They have a limited success in accumulating power and wealth for the the family.

      The damage done to the island and its people is enormous.

      Its not about who your friend is but what you have been doing it to yourself.
      One interesting quote you forgot to read:
      South Asia: You Can Change Friends but not Neighbors

      Did you know China is only 4000 miles closer to this island while Hindia is 20 miles away.

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      D
      Is there a China’s strategy involved in this business?
      Is it not the misguided strategies of the US and India that strengthen China’s hand in Sri Lanka.
      China needs to do nothing but sit mum and watch the fun.
      *
      It is the case in Africa as well with the US and allies rushing to establish military bases while China undertakes development projects.

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        SJ

        “Is it not the misguided strategies of the US and India that strengthen China’s hand in Sri Lanka.”

        No.
        It was the misguided “foreign” policies of S J V Chelvanayagam and his Federal party that forced Chinese hand to expand their military capabilities in the first place and into Indian ocean.

        China does not aspire to dominate world.
        China never intent to grab land.
        China does not rock the boat in foreign countries.
        In fact Since Mao’s ascension to Socialist Throne China’s foreign policies along with Chinese interest in other countries had withered away.

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    Won’t take on too bad a proportion. Government has already taken all the necessary steps like selling of 50% of the Lankan ports to India. Bad sounding, but it will save the Union. Port City can’t stand glaringly there with the crown of China on its head. So, Chinese money will now get dispersed via India for the US tithe. Guess provinces will get greater devolution. All that is need is for GoSL to become a bit poorer and humbler. And hopefully UN ambassadors won’t jump ship, but work very hard for the unifying effect.

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    It is high time the world bodies impose crippling sanctions on these extremist sinhala buddhists for their violating the human rights of minorities.
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    These extremist sinhala buddhists should be banned from traveling to foreign countries and have their foreign account with stolen money frozen. Sanctions against the industries dominated by the 69 lakh sackless “majority” should also be imposed.
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    If not these extremist sinhala buddhists will never learn a lesson. The time has run out for the diversion tactics of setting up commissions and setting up other commissions to read the report of the first commission (yes that actually happened 🤦‍♂️). Sanction these extremist sinhala buddhists and their industries without delay.

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      Cant you ask your invisible God to sort out these ‘extremist sinhala buddhists’? If they are successful it is because he has allowed it. He doesn’t do much these days does he? Has he retired?

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        😂😂
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        What an ignorant foolish reply.
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        Do not worship idol that cannot even help themselves.

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          Sorry, God’s too busy to reply. Has to sort out self-made Covid crisis with help from Pfizer.

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    Nandasena Gotabaya can carry on like a high school bully and get away with it in Sri Lanka but if he tries to pull those kinds of stunts when dealing with international bodies like the UNHRC he will get six of the best on a tender spot from the Headmaster. It will be even more humiliating if the honours are done by the Headmistress. Those cocky diplomutts at the Foreign Ministry better keep this in mind!

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    When the eWhen the country’s economy is in terrible shape inflated by Central Bank figures, the poor masses will feel the pinch of rising COL. They deserve it. What are the three main Enemies of the country
    1 Rajapakse dynasty that accumulated wealth using Singhala only
    2. Commul minded Buddhist Clergy that violates Budha sasana
    3. The eight traitors who switched parties and voted with the government to give them a two-thirds majority to do thongs as they like. How much money from Rajapakse do they get?
    GOTA should not ignore the international community and UNHRC. They will learn a lesson in March. 2021 They won the war with the support of many countries, but now GOTA talks like Veraya. As he was in the battle front other than in an Airconditioned room sipping coffee When Gota was in the US, he must undergo training under Donald Trump in how to govern the country with racist policy
    Any ban on Sri Lanka will economically ruin the country
    co

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      Dream on it. Look China got VETO power .. There is a zero possibility any resolution pass on not make any difference except trade restriction and sanction. As I said before such situation SL align more towards China and do trades via China or using it proxies.

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        Dayan

        “As I said before such situation SL align more towards China and do trades via China or using it proxies.”

        If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
        The Washington Post dated October 25, 1911

        You know why?

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    If possible Rajapaksas may put US envoy in and let Duminda out.

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