14 November, 2019

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Delegates To The International Maritime Conference Should Ask Sri Lanka About Navy Torture: ITJP

High level defence officials attending the Galle Dialogue  International Maritime Conference in Colombo on Monday should publicly urge their hosts to cooperate with a current Sri Lankan police investigation into systematic torture in secret naval intelligence detention sites in the island. They should also boycott events chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Navy, Nishantha Ulugetenna, who was the Director of Naval Intelligence when the torture by naval intelligence units occurred. “The Sri Lankan police have investigated the abduction and disappearance by a special navy intelligence unit of 11 men in 2008-9 but this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the criminality of the Navy,” said the Executive Director of the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), Yasmin Sooka. “A large swathe of the top navy commanders were complicit in or had knowledge of and at best condoned illegal detention, torture, enforced disappearances in multiple sites – and at worst were in command and control and ordered these crimes. Nobody has yet been held accountable.” 

The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Navy, DNS Ulugetenna, who is one of the hosts of the international meeting, was the Navy’s Director of Intelligence from 2011-13. A torture site operated in the country’s most secure naval base in Trincomalee until mid 2012, run by the Navy’s Special Intelligence Unit; as Director of Intelligence for three years during this period Ulugetenna must have known of its existence but he failed to act to save people inside the underground dungeons. The chief Sri Lankan police investigator told a court in Colombo that conditions in the underground site were so bad that just being held there constituted torture. This is endorsed by some survivors whose eyesight remains permanently damaged by being kept for years in the dark, among other physical and psychological damage from brutal torture. 

The ITJP was the first organisation to publish the GPS location of the Navy torture site in Trincomalee in 2015, based on survivor testimony. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) then visited the site, corroborated its existence and noted that systematic torture had taken place in the underground cells for some years and could not have operated “unnoticed” by other officials. It added that it was clear that many more people were detained and tortured there. 

Police investigators have described to the court serious political interference in their investigation with senior Naval officials refusing to cooperate, threatening witnesses and even police officers. There has also been a pattern of rewarding, protecting and promoting the key Navy suspects identified in this case by the police. At one point the country’s most senior military officer, the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was arrested for allegedly attempting to abduct a witness who had testified that Wijegunaratne had hidden an absconding suspect in Navy HQ.  That witness subsequently had to flee the country while the Chief of Defence Staff was released on bail and had his contract as Chief of Defence Staff extended. 

One of the officers arrested by Sri Lankan police for allegedly being in charge of the torture site was DKP Dassanayake. Court documents indicate that Rear Admiral Ulugetenna complained that Dassanayake had been involved in human smuggling post war and an internal inquiry was carried out recommending he be removed as Provost Marshal (ironically he was in charge of discipline) and punished. The Navy have to date failed to make a copy of the inquiry available to the police and last month promoted Dassanayake to Commodore and made him Director of Management Logistics even though he’s free on bail in a case involving 11 enforced disappearances. 

The Navy has yet to hand over all the detention records, guard rostas, accounts, vehicle logs, employment histories, internal inquiry reports to police investigators who have so far focused on lower level naval officials rather than those in command and control of the torture. 

“The Admirals who visit Colombo to discuss maritime security with the Sri Lankan Navy should be mindful of the fact they come from countries that are signatories to the Convention Against Torture which has universal jurisdiction. They must not be photographed with alleged perpetrators or send a message that condones grave violations of human rights,” said Ms Sooka. 

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    So Sri Lanka, do you want to go back to this? Put yourself in the shoes of those loved ones, who have to go through hell, to find answers. Our armed forces were used as death squads, kidnappers, and thugs, so that citizens and journalists were silenced, one way or another. These were crimes that have NOT been thoroughly investigated, and the family members NOT given answers, nor closure. We have to stop justifying, showing indifference, and ignoring our past, just because this was not our son, husband, or dear one. The people responsible for these horrendous crimes, are still free to enjoy their ill gotten gains, starting new businesses, going on luxury trips abroad, have lavish weddings, and TO RUN FOR OFFICE.
    You get what you vote for people, and you do not want to go through THIS again.
    Once bitten, twice shy.

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      Delegates at the conference should also ask US and UK when they would de0 colonize Chagos Islands and remove the CIA black site Diego Garcia Military base, which is an on-going Human Rights violation in the Indian Ocean, on Chagos especially since the United Nation;s highest court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in February that the Chaogs Island occupation by UK and US was illegal under international law and the Chagos people should be able to return to their Indian Ocean Island home.
      They should also ask US why it staged the Easter Sunday Maritime Hybrid Warfare attacks on the economy and Chinese owned Shangri La in Colombo to set up US military bases and logistics hub because the ICJ had ruled that The DIego Garcia military base on Chagos Islands was part of illegal colonization and occupation of Indian Ocean>!!!

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        This Sunday is exactly 6 months ago that the Easter Sunday carnage organized by the US and Saudi Special Operations forces (SOF) that own and operate ISIS was staged in Sri Lanka..
        The Conference should start by observing a minute of silence for the dead in the attacks that were Maritime Hybrid terrorism organised to set up foreign bases in Lanka on the pretext of terrorism prevention, of course in collusion with US puppet Prime Minister Bondscam Ranil and his butterfly network.
        USAID funded civil society has shamelessly forgotten the Easter Carnage because they are distracted with fake projects. Let us not forget the Easter attacks were
        1, Economic terrorism against Lanka by the Superpower rogue state
        2.Maritime Hybrid warfare against Chinese Investments and marine corporation
        3 Weaponization of religion to distract from the Superpower Rougue states crimes and Cold War against China and Iran in the Indian Ocean.

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          Yes MS. Sooka\s letter is going to backfire as Fake news,
          the bigger Human rights violation is the Chagos Islands and she should remember the Easter attacks this year in Sri Lanka on coastal communities, and ask the US navel representatives presenting papers and crafting the narrative at the Galle Dialogue about these attacks in Sri Lanka and the relationship to the US Diego Garcia base and UK occupation of Chagos –after the ICJ ruling in Febraury as well!
          US looking for new bases in the IO since Diego Garcia is illegal!!
          The Maritime dialogue is to keep Sri Lanka Islanded so that US and EU can ocean grab Lankan Fisheries and rare earth minerals in the islands sea bed and exclusive economic zone, where there are lots of undersea data cables (UDC)

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          Who funds ITJP to craft the narrative on human rights in the Indian Ocean and at the Galle Dialog? The Sri Lanka deep state operated by US citizen Gota that abducted and kill students in Trinco had experts and advises like Prasad Kariyawasam in the Cesspit parliament from the mother of all Deep States in Washington DC!
          The real story and fact about Trincomalee is that the US wants Trincomalee Port, come hell or high water! Eastern Province where it was claimed US owned ISIS had plans for its Caliphate and the US wants and International airport in Batticaloa to turn Sri Lanka into and Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier for the American War machine. US has got contracts for oil exploration in Eastern sea of Lanka that are mineral rich for its military base and logistic hub plan. Hence Sooka needs some Indian Ocean geopolitics lectures re. US interest in Trinco and related killings as the Deep State operated by US citizen Gota and green card holder Sarath Fonseka was operating on CIA command.
          This is the future threat to human rights in Sri Lanka. this is why US citizen Gota Rajapassa asset stripped the Sri Lanka Navy and set up the Avant Guard gun running operation as a US franchise from Ukraine where Joe Biden son was operating too.
          Belissima and Burissma are very similar front companies in Ukraine – the US arms trade and dirty deals for which Lasantha was also killed..

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          Dinuk, No diversion tactics or Obfuscation is needed or would be acceptable to the civilised, educated, intelligent citizenry and voters of Sri Lanka. You find them in abundance and are majority of citizenry of Sovereign Sri Lanka. They are the people, who are eligible and vote to elect in November 2019 to elect the next president for 5 years. It is not the people of Chagos Island, USA, or Saudi Arabia who would be eligible to do so (Electing the future president of SL). Please be focussed on the issue – Human rights violations in the last 10-20 years in Sri Lanka and ignoring the command responsibility, non-remediation, providing closure to immediate family and complicit collusion by successive Governments to ensure cover-up. These are not Brave and astute professionals’ or war heroes, but cowardly foolish No Brainers, who ignored one’s right to life and human rights enshrined in the SRi Lankan Constitution.

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            Dinuk,
            It seems some people have nothing else to do but write under multiple names , filling the pages of CT with monomaniacal repetitious crap about Diego Garcia, Chagos, or MCC. Their lives must be really boring.

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        If they have been acting unlawfully and supporting rebellions, investigate take action according to the rule of law. People in command positions must take responsibility and accountability for their action at all times, own up and defend their action, even at the expense of making Romesh Richer by the day. If not, these are not war heroes at all, mere Spineless Gutless Cowards should be weeded out and not fit to continue in office or to be elected/elevated and posted to any kind of Political Office of Responsibility. (Commander of Tri Forces, CDS, Secretary of Defence, Minister of Defence) President of Sri Lanka with Immunity should never be contemplated or offered – What is the assurance the power will not be misused again?.

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        Dinuk
        Many of the misunderstanding coming from a misinterpreted essay appeared in CT. The essay simply tried portray as it was an ICJ case victory for citizens of Chagossians. This is only ICJ opinion. But Chagossians lost all their in Britain and America.
        We are not sure how Mauritius calming the ownership of Chagos. Mauritius was a French Colony and Chagos a British Colony. But when Britain gave the freedom, Mauritius agreed to give up the land. Chagossians are not citizens of Chagos. Mainly all are coconut estate slave workers. They did not have properties or any other living means there. When the coconut farms closed, they became practically homeless. Land was owned by Estate owners, who probably all Europeans. So African slave workers, when the freedom was given left out as orphans. They may be about 3,000. 1,000 took British Citizenship and living in Britain. Some went to Mauritius and British Indian territories. Mauritius wants to send them back to Chagos.
        The current agreement might have conceived by Britain based on verdict Privy Council gave to the Estate workers, when Lankawe they disenfranchised in 1948. Privy Council decided the rulers had the authority to decide the citizenship of the migrated workers. Thus it approved Lankawe to expatriate Estate Workers. So in 1967 Britain paid to and settle the living right of the Chagossians’ living in Chagos.
        Now Chagossians have exhausted all possible cases in Britain and America. So they went ICJ for consultation. ICJ’s opinion is Britain freedom to Mauritius is full and the agreement is not 100% voluntary. ICJ’s opinion is unlikely to be accepted by Britain or America as there are many cases and judgement on this issue.

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      Foolish Singhala voters think they are safe. Only Muslims and Tamils get killed under Gota. This is a wrong view. Lasantha, Prageeth, etc., etc. and all Welikada prisoners killed are Singhalese. You are next Singhala voters!

      Tamils and Muslims have India and the middle east to protect them from Gotler. Who do you have Singhalese?

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      Tara,
      “Our armed forces were used as death squads, kidnappers, and thugs, so that citizens and journalists were silenced, one way or another.”

      BS!. Our Armed Forces were used to eliminate Malabari terrorist barbarians and megalomaniac Velupillai Prabhakaran.

      Let the people who started the armed conflict with the Government pay the price.

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      Tara, everyone needs to remember that. But it’s not surprise that Gota is even a candidate. Sri Lanka is a conscienceless country that is a long way from social progress, human rights, and real justice.

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    Terrorism itself is torture.

    LTTE made the whole country a torture site & even beyond as Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in India.

    It’s no point of studying & responding to small torture sites (if any) on the instigation of terrorists representatives who are unbearably suffering from military defeat.

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      Real Revolutionist is a dumb moron. Let me ask you a question of similar nature and lets see whether you can answer;
      •Karuna Amman and Pillayan – murdered 600 rural Sinhala policemen who surrendered to them. Why were they not prosecuted, but they were rewarded one with a Deputy Minister job and the other with Chief Minister post in the East. Karuna amman was also given a girl friend to satisfy his other type of activities.
      •Chief and Sole gun runner of the LTTE was given safety in Colombo with bodyguards and continue to live in safety today.
      •Daya master, advisor to VP, still lives in Colombo in safety.
      •Tamil Chelvan that LTTE idiot with all 32 showing all the time, was given 180 Million rupees in the Vanni jungles with the help of that criminal businessman Tiran Alles.

      Let me stop here as the list is too long.

      So the question is who protected them all and gave all kinds of perks? Why you racists among the Sinhalese always avoid this question from me? That racist bitch Champa, always crows about the LTTE but when I ask her this question, she runs with her tail stuck between her tail.

      Lastly, you must thank the dreaded LTTE for wiping out the entire Tamil intellectual community. Now we have no one with decent intelligence who can stand up and fight for the rights of the Tamils non-violently. You are one f’in moron who is blinded by pure hatred and racist thoughts as you are an inferior life form (this does not apply to the entire Sinhala population), just you who lives in a deep black hole and dumb as ever.

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        Tamil from the North

        Thank you for making me aware of some important incidents.

        As I don’t have evidence to support what you’ve mentioned I’ unable to initiate prosecuting them.

        But as you’re with some evidence to support them why should you wait until others prosecute them.

        As a citizen you have that responsibility.

        I’m not angry with you for calling me a racist & a dumb moron but I would like to know the reason/reasons for that charge.

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          Real Revolutionist, you don’t have evidence of what has been going in Sri Lanka? These are happening in the wide open space and you cannot see it? Oh really. Wow, you either have to be completely a mutt and blind or you are such a low class racist, you are blinded by your hatred towards Tamils and other minorities in the country, you cannot see anything. Ask anyone who lives there the facts I have stated. If anyone can disprove this fact, then come and talk to me.

          Here take a look and clear that stupid mind of yours;

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/hon-karuna-amman-the-one-even-above-the-god/

          https://www.army.lk/news/daya-master-karuna-amman-confirm-prabhakarans-identity

          https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/apr/04/srilanka

          http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3581669.stm

          Do you know what the LTTE did to most of the Tamil intellects? They assassinated them all. Idiot, they wiped out the entire Tamil intellectual community, a racist like you should be jumping up and down in joy.

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            Real Revolutionist!
            Evidence does not fall from heaven. Evidence comes out only if investigations are properly carried out by the proper authority and not by powerless individuals. When investigations are thwarted how can you obtain evidence?

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          Soma ,
          Wow, what a great answer! Is your tail in your mouth, by the way?

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        Commentators, Kindly note that out of the six hundred plus policemen who surrendered their arms as well as themselves to the LTTE , who were slaughtered by the LTTE there were policemen from the minorities as well, out of which all except for a few Tamils. gave their lives to the country. Please be mindful that a combination of dedicated men and women from all communities contributed immensely to eliminate the dreaded LTTE. They have laid down their lives for our freedom today from terrorism.

        However, the Sinhalese hardline radicals have taken it upon themselves to ignore these facts and have begun a new Sinhala Buddhist terrorism which is damaging the very foundation of the great philosophy of Gautama Buddha.

        As Sri Lankans we must remember that in unity there is strength. The development and progress of a nation is the unity of it’s people.

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      LTTE cadres were liberation fighters unlike the ‘ranawiruwas’ who fought for monthly wages and in the rush committed atrocities ,murder and mayhem, rape and plunder. Even Nelson Mandela was branded a terrorist by his opponents, but the entire world recognizes Mandela as a great leader and a freedom fighter.

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        Apples and Oranges, Nelson Mandela is a great Leader, LTTE are the world’s notorious terrorists and the world does not recognize the ruthless LTTE

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      When SriLanka was a torture site only for the Tamils, it didn’t matter to the masses in this country. And you the masses laid the foundation for liberation movements like LTTE. You bargained yourself a war.
      You bark only when the Sinhalese areas were affected. Coward.
      Be fair and place the blame fairly.

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    SL is a unique country where war criminals are revered as war heroes, Thugs, murders, fraudsters & drug lords are accepted as high society. Corrupt & incompetent officials are promoted & even a lowly ‘gramasevaka’ who could not otherwise get a clerical post in a mercantile establishment ends up holding the highest office in the country. Furthermore, an alleged war criminals with a highly dubious record whose citizenship is also questionable has now come forward as a front runner in the Presidential elections (When any person with integrity running for high office would first of all prove him self innocent of all allegations, we find that all records of his dubious past & status conveniently missing, so apparently, there is no case to answer). When our leaders cannot differentiate war criminals from war heroes & openly refuse to accept international criticism, I doubt if the opinions of the delegates of International Maritime conference would have any impact, unless the conference is boycotted.

    We are in this lawless situation because parts of our society are gullible in believing in a western conspiracy to discredit SL, as well as, a combined distorted version of Buddhism & a misunderstood sense of (Sinhala) patriotism. They hero worship war criminals believing that war crime is collateral damage & blind to all even unrelated atrocities committed by them. International pressure is unlikely to change this mind set. F**k justice & equality, we are a Sinhala Buddhist nation.

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      Raj-UK
      Oh yeah, Sri Lanka is a unique country where terrorists are treated as martyrs and even build monuments in honour of them.
      International community should stop encouraging terrorrist supporters.
      Our war heroes receeived nation;s salute for ending LTTE;s barbaric bloodshed. They fully deserve our respect.

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        Chimpi welcome back. Read the response above to your idiot twin Real Revolutionist.

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        Champass

        “Sri Lanka is a unique country where terrorists are treated as martyrs and even build monuments in honour of them.”

        Before we delve into whether Sri Lanka is a unique country or huge cesspit I have one question for you.

        When was Wimal Windbag Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa born, was it on 7 March 1970 or 7 March 1965?

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        Champa, it was the barbarism of your bigoted Sinhala-Buddhist Nationalism that led to the formation of the Tamil liberation movements. They were true freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to fight the violent oppression ran by the state, and hence true martyrs; they were not salaried soldiers wishing early retirement at 45. Prabakaran committed crimes no doubt but it was not out of bigotry and racial hatred; many Tamils were against the LTTE for it totalitarian ways much like the Mahinda Rajapaksa government. LTTE will be remembered for all its doings, good and bad.
        Do you have the courage and the humanity hold the state responsible for its extrajudicial and ugly violent oppression of the indigenous Tamils?

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        Champa

        I have referred part of our society as ‘gullible’ in my comment. To elaborate, these are people living in denial for some reason & unable to differentiate nationalism (or racism) from patriotism. Your comments have proved my point.

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        Chimpa, you got MAD COW DISEASE. Go and see a veterinarian.

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      Raj-UK
      Where did you learn your history? Have you heard of war criminals in UK such as those who ordered Bloody Sunday and Tony Blair of WMD fame made into war heroes?

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        Eagle Eye

        I live in UK & as far as I am aware, no soldier accused of war crimes has been promoted or given diplomatic positions by the British Govt. All accusations of war crimes have been investigated & some punished but some may have got away due to lack of evidence. Bloody Sunday massacre is a ‘one off’ compared to regular atrocities committed & glorified by the SL armed services. The justification for the bloody Sunday is being still debated even after almost 50 years & some who were involved have been punished according to the law. The fact is, no one accused of war crimes in UK have been glorified as a hero. Tony B is accused of taking UK to an unnecessary war but he cannot be accused of direct war crimes as GR.
        The armed forces of a democratic country needs to be disciplined. That is the difference between terrorists & a legitimate security force. Everyone is entitled to justice, even a criminal deserves a fair hearing in a democratic society.. This maybe hard to understand for those with a ‘frog in the well’ mentality.

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      Britain had a war criminal, Winston Churchill, who wantonly bombed Dresden out of spite, for Prime Minister.
      India has a mass murderer for Prime Minister.
      Be proud, we are in good company.

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    The ITJP are hypocrites who focus on Sri Lanka to the exclusion of the US, Russia, China. Sooka has found her life’s purpose in the Tamil ‘problem’.

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      What is wrong with it? She was exposed to the HR issues in SL by being part of a UN expert panel on accountability. The fact she decided to continue to expose and seek justice for HR violations in SL is welcome news.

      Some Lankans have the logic that because someone somewhere else got away with similar crimes, the rape and murder of their daughter, or a neighbor’s daughter, should also be ignored.

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      Bawa

      “The ITJP are hypocrites who focus on Sri Lanka to the exclusion of the US, Russia, China. “

      This is our persistent problem we are not living in US, Russia, China, … therefore I will focus only on our war criminals. If you are truly concerned about US, Russia, China … please visit these countries, find out what is happening, ……………….

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        Vedda, that’s the biggest load of rubbish i’ve read. It just proves that people like you do not believe in justice unless it suits your cause. God help us all if people like you were ever to get into power.

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          Bawa

          “Vedda, that’s the biggest load of rubbish i’ve read.”

          So its shows that you haven’t read yours yet.

          “It just proves that people like you do not believe in justice unless it suits your cause. “

          Dumb Bawa every day every second in every part of the world people are facing injustice. What you want me to do? Can you do anything to stop what has been happening in this island for the past 70 odd years? Why worry about those countries you haven’t even visited or not spoken to the people.

          Here and now we have the victims, victims relatives and perpetrators of war crimes and crime against humanity. If we are successful and have stopped all human rights violations then I am happy to deal with others.

          By now you should have known that two wrongs don’t make it right. Therefore let’s concentrate on the problem at hand, the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists problem, in fact you are the problem.

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    Sooka must have a lot of time to go after Sri Lanka, when this case has already been investigated and people jailed. Why doesn’t she go after the Crown Prince of Saudi for beheading that journalist in the embassy in Turkey… the same Crown Prince conducting genocide in Yemen, sponsored by multi-billion weapons sales from US and UK. What is Sooka’s fascination with 11 boys who died a decade ago in unknown Sri Lanka? Who is paying her off?

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      Lester

      “Why doesn’t she go after the Crown Prince of Saudi for beheading that journalist in the embassy in Turkey”

      Perhaps she is looking for a dumbass to assist her.
      Why don’t you help her in her investigation as you fit the bill?

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        Where is Eelam now? Ask Sooka to check Nanthikadaal Lagoon.

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          Lester

          “Where is Eelam now? “

          You must be the top ignoramus of this island.
          The entire island has been known as Eelam from time immemorial.

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    Sri Lankan problem never will be solved one is Bhikkus involvement and low class fanatic singalrse. 1956, 1958, 1960 And 1983? Tamils had no voice and choice. All are refugees came. And do much better the locals in the west. We should unite and should do ecconomical boycot then the dollar will make the wcconomy to collapse like Cuba, venezuela, Iran, North Korea and Russia. SL will return to srimas socialist time I stayed in the line for 2 hours for one pound of bread.

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      The alternative is no better another idiot , who is also a Sinhalese Buddhist racist. Who has openly stated at a JHU meeting his policy is to protect Buddhism ( from whom? It is Hinduism in the north and east that needs protection from Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and fake Arab converted South Indian origin Wahhabi refugees) and give Buddhism and Sinhalese foremost place , further stating that there is hardly any difference between his policies and the extremist policies of the JHU. In another country if a prominent presidential candidate had uttered these sorts of nonsense and attended from extremist party function , there would have been a hue and a cry , but here most Sinhalese are happy , and do not bother to question , as they are racist bigots themselves and these politicians are voicing their opinion. When did this island become the sole property of Sinhalese Buddhists? It was never. Large parts of it was Tamil and Hindu ruled by Tamil Hindu rulers and even many of the so called Sinhalese kings and dynasties had a South Indian Tamil Hindu or local Tamil Naga Hindu or Buddhist origin. Thank the British for making this island Sinhalese and Buddhist , when it never was. Another idiot politician questions as to why Tamil is given prominence over Sinhalese at the Jaffna international airport and it has caused a huge stir down south. What idiots don’t they realise, that both Sinhalese and Tamil are official and national languages , therefore both are equal and not one language above the other.

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      Joseph Rajaj,
      Root cause for most of the problems in Sri Lanka is racist, fascist Wellala Malabari bigots. They started spreading racism and separatism from 1930s although many people trying to link to ‘Sinhala Only’ policy. It is because of the descendants of Malabari coolies, this country went through hell during 1988-89 and a terrorist campaign that lasted three decades. Native Sinhalayo should curse Portuguese, Dutch and British ‘Awajathakayo’ for creating this problem.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Native Sinhalayo should curse Portuguese, Dutch and British ‘Awajathakayo’ for creating this problem.”

        You ignorant imbecile, there is no such people as Native Sinhalayo or Native Demela.
        Out of 21.44 million (2017) 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% are either direct descendants of Kallthonies from South India or converted descendants of Kallthonies from South India. This is the umpteenth time I have told you.

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    my siple request toall tamilians who contributed above is to please give full details of hi orher family tree backwards up to the time of that badit choaura leader Elaara who lived like a king without a kingdom or a population of subjects he only hadhis gang of robbers any genuine tamil descendant fromatamil lived in the kingdom of king dutugamununot the tamil maggots crossed the palk straight coming out of the shit hole of INDIA TAMILNAADU during colonial rule as illegal immigranti workas nightsoil collectors of white masters that is why all tamils have slave mentality

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    my simple request to all tamilians who contributed above is to please give full details of his or her family tree backwards up to the time of that bandit choaura leader Elaara who lived like a king without a kingdom or a population of subjects he only had his gang of robbers. any genuine tamil descendant from a tamil lived in the kingdom of king dutugamunu period not the tamil maggots crossed the palk straight coming out of the shit hole of INDIA TAMILNAADU during colonial rule entered this ountry as illegal immigrants worked as night soil collectors of white masters that is why all tamils have slave mentality You tamils areonly fit to work as slaves to white buggers west is ideal for you uggers why not get the hell out of this country which is the land of hela people people of lion papr tigers have noplace here get the hell out if no lace to go go to hell or tamil naadu both places are samethat is the reason why you bastards left that hell for this heaven heaven is only for deva’s like sinhala people the helayaas but not for maggots, prethayaas and othersubhumans,

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      Hey Bandaara,
      Your name originated from Pandaara. You are also a descendent of the Tamils who came here during the many migrations across the centuries. Stop talking bullshit and just check your DNA if you in doubt.

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        LTTE faggots out in force today. Wassup? Aids clinic closed?

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          Bawa

          “LTTE faggots out in force today. “

          Where?
          Are you hearing voices in your head?
          What’s wrong with faggots?
          Do you know what it is?

          “Aids clinic closed?”

          Is it that urgent?

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      Joker and fake Bhumiputra. The vast majority of the Sinhalese are descended from Indian Tamil immigrants from ancient medieval to fairly recent and a few from immigrants from NE India. Half the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from low caste Tamil South Indian slave labour . who were imported into the island during the Portuguese and Dutch era. It is their current Sinhalised descendants, who made the Sinhalese are huge majority in the island and many of them ironically the biggest anti Tamils and supporters of the so called indigenous Sinhalese Aryan theory . Just to hide their actual low immigrant Tamil ancestry from South India. You are a good example all these so called Sinhalese Banda , Bandara are all descended from the Indian Tamil immigrant Pandarar caste. Non Brahmin temple workers. Bhumiputra my foot. You better get back to Tamil Nadu with all your Banda/Bandara clan and also take the rest of the Sinhalese also back with you as the vast majority are from Tamil Nadu. This island was Tamil and Saivam long before a people called Sinhalese or Buddhism arrived. Everything ancient here the five Ishwarams , Kathirkammam in honour of Tamil got Lord Murugan is Saivam and Tamil. The native Naga and Yakka were Dravidian semi Tamil speaking people . The king who converted to Buddhism was a Tamil Naga. His father was king Mutta Sivan . Meaning the great or venerated Lord Siva in pure Tamil. Even your so called Sinhalese hero Dutta Gamini’s father was a Tamil Naga. His name was Kakkai Vanna Thessan ( king or the colour of the crow) or Kaavan Thessan meaning the Great man or king who guards. Thisan was a common Tamil name during the Sangham era As per the Keeladhi excavations in Tamil Nadu.

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        Here we go again with amateur semantics!

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          Yes we all know who you really are. Anything for Tamil is amateur and myth. Anti Tamil is good.

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      bhumiputhra bandaara

      “You tamils are only fit to work as slaves to white buggers “

      In order to be different is that why you send most of your woman folks to Medieval Middle East Kingdoms?

      FYI, you may not be aware of lot of things. Apart from cleaning toilets there are millions of different types of jobs available in the world market for employment.

      Did you know Google CEO is a Tamil from Tamil Nadu?
      You should pull your head from wherever it is now once in a while.

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        tamil women are so fat and black no one will hire them even for toilet job. they are worlds ugliest cows

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          shehan

          “tamil women are so fat and black no one will hire them even for toilet job. they are worlds ugliest cows”

          How do you know they are worlds ugliest cows?
          Are you married to one?
          You must be very lucky to have married at all.

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          . The pot calling the kettle black. The vast majority of the present day Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Muslims are descended from these so called black low caste Tamils but now claim all sorts of origins , after slightly mixing up with their European colonial masters and Arabs. Tell me why do Arabs and east Asians , hire Sinhalese ayammas , to do menial domestic work and toilet cleaners?

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    All avenues should be vigorously explored to make all Governments accountable for its actions/inactions. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka, it appears Politicians are not made accountable for their actions.

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    Our war heoros underwent trauma and mental disease. Some saw their best friends die in there arm. General Patton saoid I do not ewant you to die for your countery. I wantthe other to die for their country. In qwarfare thy were liscensed to kill. There has to bne consideraion for what thewey had to undergo.

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    The tigers who tortured and raped us have being rehabilated. Our war heoros must be releasecd andf rehabilated to different skills. There should be vocational training and helped to become entrepenuer.s. They were trained to be killers. We owe much for their contribution. We have contribute to what they did.

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