2 December, 2020

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Different Standards For Terrorism & Asylum

By Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Adele Anne Balasingham nee Wilby, the Australian born spouse of LTTE theoretician Anton Balasingham is probably the last of the senior Tiger leaders to be alive today. Her role as Head of LTTE Child Soldier Recruitment is no secret. She was involved in the indoctrination of teenage Tamil girls. Yet today, she lives comfortably in UK with no threat of prosecution for her role in brain washing and training child soldiers. Taking out Adele Balasingham, using methods such as drones utilized by western nations to kill ISIL and Al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen etc., is not an option for Sri Lanka. In any case, such an attempt would result in Sri Lanka being ‘bombed back to the stone age!’.

French authorities granted asylum to a LTTE combatant who fled to France with a false wife and child utilizing forged travel documents in 2009. A film titled ‘Dheepan’, which begins at the funeral bier somewhere in the northern province of a fellow terrorist at the tail end of the conflict was produced. It won an award at the prestigious Palme D’Or Festival in Cannes in 2015. The film does not hide the terrorist connections of the person acting the lead role, his entry into France with forged travel documents, success in obtaining asylum in France for himself and false family and subsequent relocation in UK.

Processing of an asylum application of a Sri Lankan national by western countries prior to 2009 generally lasted between 3 and 5 years. Deportations if any, were rare. There was a time when pleas from the government of Sri Lanka to US, UK and western European governments, notably France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Scandinavia to rein in LTTE terrorists seeking asylum in those countries fell on deaf ears. Some of the asylum applicants were LTTE terrorists.

These are but two examples of recorded instances of LTTE terrorists being provided safe haven by western governments. There are thousands of such cases all over US, UK and Europe.
Germany was horrified and rest of Europe outraged by the carnage at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on December 19.

It has now been established, a Tunisian named Anis Amri, aged 24, was responsible for driving a giant trailer truck into the Christmas market, resulting in the death of twelve persons and seriously injuring several dozens. Amri was shot dead by the Italian police in the suburbs of Milan four days later. Having travelled to Italy via France, he was discovered in Milan accidentally during a routine document check rather than efficiency of security arms of the three countries.

Amri had originally fled Tunisia to Italy in 2011 during the Arab Spring. Having crossed over to Germany in May 2015, his application for asylum had been rejected but had not been deported due a delay in obtaining a Tunisian passport. According to sources, the application for asylum had been rejected as he had been investigated for “preparing a serious crime endangering national safety involving funding the purchase of automatic weapons for use in terrorist attacks”. Hiss links to ISIL has now been established by German authorities.

Amri’s application for asylum had been processed and a deportation order issued within 19 months of his arrival in Germany, despite over a half million pending asylum applications. US, UK and western European countries would not dream of granting asylum to any applicant with connections to terrorist organizations such as ISIL, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah etc.

Public opinion in Germany for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “open door” migrant policy which had already begun to harden is expected to take a turn for worse and will possibly have disastrous consequence for her party in the national elections scheduled for September 2017. Some members of her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party have begun to question Merkels policies on migrants. Politicians and media have begun to question “are our laws tough enough”.

Both LTTE and ISIL terrorists were preparing for serious crimes endangering national safety involving funding the purchase of weapons and explosives for use in terrorist attacks. The only difference was, LTTE terrorists endangered national safety and sourced funding for purchase of weapons and explosives for use in terrorist attacks to kill Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka. ISIL terrorists endangered national safety and committed acts of terror in western countries killing nationals of those countries. The level of concern and outrage among western governments and its citizens for causalities in faraway Sri Lanka was virtually nonexistent. Concern and outrage for causalities in their own countries is considerable.

India and western nations provided asylum and safe havens for LTTE terrorists who murdered Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka. Today, their own citizens are being murdered by foreign terrorists in their own back yard. In a manner of speaking, the boot is on the other foot.

It is hoped these nations, at least now, would define and deal with terrorism in one voice, instead of applying their misbegotten definitions to suit their own agendas.

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    Excellent article. Expect the diaspora backlash.

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      Yep. .predictable lot they are.. and CT is their favourite haunt..

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        “Different Standards For Terrorism & Asylum”

        I ask Rajeewa Jayaweera why different law enforcement standards: One for the Sinhalese and another for Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka.

        Many crimes against the minorities go unpunished over decades in Sri Lanka: They are conveniently called riots created by the Sinhalese hooligans!

        Put your house in order before you point the finger at others.

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          Very well said Thiru. A simple form of double standards is our NIC, you will see a Citizen of Tamil origin written in both Sinhala and Tamil, whereas a Sinhalese National is only in one language. Law for politicians who have raped and plundered this country roam the globe freely, whereas a poor woman who slept with a man for money to feed a kids, is hounded and branded a whore and dragged to court.

          To be honest, we as a nation have lost the plot a long time ago.

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      Rajeewa Jayaweera

      RE:Different Standards For Terrorism & Asylum

      “Processing of an asylum application of a Sri Lankan national by western countries prior to 2009 generally lasted between 3 and 5 years. Deportations if any, were rare. There was a time when pleas from the government of Sri Lanka to US, UK and western European governments, notably France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Scandinavia to rein in LTTE terrorists seeking asylum in those countries fell on deaf ears. Some of the asylum applicants were LTTE terrorists.”

      We are talking about DOUBLE STANDARDS AND SELF-INTEREST OF ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED.

      Were the LTTE Terrorists? Yes?

      Who initiated or seeded LTTE? Para-Sinhala “Buddhists’, with Sinhala-Only and NOT Following Buddha’s Teachings.

      So turned to be rebels, freedom fighters, war criminals, Terrorist and Soldiers as well.

      Can’t the same label be given to those who were fighting them? Yes. It is a question of Degree Only.

      George Bush and Tony Blair who committed far worse crimes are still at large. This is called DOUBLE STANDARDS.

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        You[Amarasiri] have spoken the TRUTH. TERRORISM / Liberation Movement is born out of
        STATE TERRORISM/SUPPRESSION of a group of their own citizens in order to capture power. We need to ban the communalist/racial/religious based inflammatory speeches and actions. Sri Lankan Tamils too were guilty in forming ‘Tamil’ based parties[ITAK etc etc] and helping the GoSL in 1950s to make the Estate workers “STATELESS”. The race cards has made us to rely on Chinese loans etc etc and has made the current and future citizens of SL to service HUGE debts.
        Wake up Lankans and STOP divisions among us.

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          Naman

          “Sri Lankan Tamils too were guilty in forming ‘Tamil’ based parties[ITAK etc etc] and helping the GoSL in 1950s to make the Estate workers “STATELESS””

          Was SLFP a secular not segregationist pasrty? Don’t you remember Pancha Maha Bala Vegaya, Sinhala Only Language policy implemented within 24 hours of winning the elections, 1972 Constitution which for the first time brought religion into constitution, …..?

          Come home.

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      Backlash, sorry, you are wrong.

      Yes this is an expectation from the author.

      Diaspora neither recognised the author nor his articleS.

      The author wants to be in good books with 3rd grade patriots.
      Who cares!!

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    Very interesting. You should expect Tamil Tiger hate speech and threats now. About Adele, perhaps SL can so what Russia does? Send a hit team? Remember how the war criminal Eichmann was captured and sent back to Israel by Mossad in May 1960?

    The SL government should send a team to grab her and bring her back to face justice or put a cap in her ass as they say for being a terrorist leader. But the difference is she is white.

    The Western difference in attitude is because LTTE was not a threat to them but because they were a global outfit with a strictly local(meaning Sri Lankan) interest in carrying out suicide bombings within Sri Lanka. Also for US, UK and Norway etc mollycoddling their leadership meant leverage. Why do you think Hillary wanted to rescue the stubborn loser leaders of the LTTE even in 2009? To use them as leverage to make deals and bargains. Norway in particular did not want the LTTE wiped out, luckily India was tired of them by 2009.

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      Malay Lankan troops were sent to Tamil North and East to kill rape and loot and were very good at it. Now importing Islamic terrorism from Malaysia and Indonesia. Who the hell are you? You recent slave import from Java to speak about the Tamils, who have lived in the island from ancient times and ruled their lands.
      The biggest racists terrorists and war criminals are the Sinhalese government and they are being tolerated.” Luckily India got tired ” Tired India that was deliberately misinformed by an anti Tamil Malayali Mafia and a jumped up Italian ex waitress seeking personal revenge and was using the Indian state resources, to aid and abet genocide and war crimes in a neighbouring state, is now very tiredly blinking and wringing its hands in despair, as they have now realised, their blunder and that they were taken for a ride by a racist Sinhalese war criminal, who committed genocide and this is not terrorism for this author.
      Terrorism is what your Islamic ISIS does, not people fighting for their just rights in their own land, against Sinhalese state sponsored discrimination and genocide. You do not care as you are a just a descendant of a Malay slave who was imported into the island by the Dutch to fight against the locals.
      Lastly it was the so called tired India that used the Sri Lankan Tamils and their problems for their own ends and created the LTTE. When the LTTE became to big for them and did not do their bidding and they reached an agreement with wily JR, they discarded the Sri Lankan Tamils, as they had reached their use by date. None of these agreements as usual were honoured by the Sinhalese and tired India has started to blink and get Impatient again

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    Taraki

    “Excellent article. Expect the diaspora backlash.”

    Rajeewa Jayaweera is blessed with selective memory.

    The man who was a key player during JVP terrorism was allowed into India and traveled to Europe and spent many years there though his hands were stained by blood. I am told thousands of JVP terrorist sought asylum in India.

    A well known terrorist Karuna was provided with forged diplomatic passport who lived in the UK and spent some time at her Majesty’s pleasure.

    KP is still free.

    The Sinhala/Buddhist terrorist psychopath Rohana’s wife and children were protected by the armed forces for many years while the Tamil psychopath VP’s wife and children were massacred by the very armed forces.

    I am told Sinhalese were granted asylum in Europe, America, and Australia, for their well-founded fear living in Sri Lanka.

    By the way, DIG Udugampola was granted asylum in India, just after the peak of JVP terrorism.

    State terrorists have been posted to foreign diplomatic missions.

    Hypocrisy knows no bound and you agree with Rajeewa Jayaweera.

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      Hypocricy all-over, none can be singled out. There are also a number of Sinhalese who are seeking Asylum citing the reason that their lives are threatened by the authorities.

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      Two wrongs do not make a right. The SL Government was quite righ to make deals with terrorists when it suited their larger purpose of getting rid of them.

      You are aware I am sure that the US granted immunity to Nazi scientists and engineers after WW2 on condition that they served the USA? No war crime tribunals for the users of Jewish slave labor. Werner von Braun and many others suddenly became good old American boys.

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        You are aware that US also practised slavery, genocide on its own soils and state sponsored terrorism in Latin America and propped up tyrants friendly to its interests throughout the world? US is not the arbiter of morality. It’s hated by much of the world. The only reason it hasn’t been marginalised and banned is because it’s a powerful state and a major geopolitical player. In the end power determines what is right and what is wrong, not morality.
        Also look in the mirror if you want to see real terrorists. You can fool the world not the tens of thousands in mass graves, displaced and disappeared.

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        Taraki

        “Two wrongs do not make a right.”

        Brilliant, I learnt something new today.

        “The SL Government was quite righ to make deals with terrorists when it suited their larger purpose of getting rid of them.”

        What was the larger purpose? Self destruction perhaps in larger scale.

        Are we talking about real politics here? Well if the little islanders believed they were so clever to benefit from real politics, all what we saw was destruction after destruction. It hasn’t stopped even after 60 years.

        Whats wrong west or any other power being expedient in their business with asylum seekers. Are you going to tell them how to conduct their “real politic”? Instead you should focus on how to deal with those saffron clad thugs and teach them how to behave like a compassionate monk, and what is the best mechanism to bring those war criminals to face justice.

        In the mean time go help find those puskola pot looted from Jaffna Library in 1981. If Rajeewa Jayaweera really wants to do something useful let him too follow the Puskola Pot trail.

        “You are aware I am sure that the US granted immunity to Nazi scientists and engineers after WW2 on condition that they served the USA?”

        Is that why Somawansa Amarasinghe and Gotabhaya Rajapakse were allowed in to UK and USA respectively and permitted to remain there more than a decade given that both committed war crimes between 1987 and 1991?

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    BS

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    Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

    “BS”

    It takes one to know one!

    Or Pot calling the kettle black.

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    “French authorities granted asylum to a LTTE combatant who fled to France with a false wife and child utilizing forged travel documents in 2009.”
    What did Srilanka do to a LTTE colonel who bombed Dalada Maligai, Central bank and massacred 600 Sinhalese policeman before 2009 who fled to UK with forged passports? Who gave the forged passports? Ministerial posts! Women to enjoy!
    What did Srilanka do for the former head of LTTE (international) who fled forged passports, purchased arms and ammunitions send to Srilanka to kill Sinhala Civilians?

    How do you call these standarads Rajeeva? Sinhala standard?

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    Can you write about the many Sinhalese who fled Srilanka during the troubled times of the JVP ?

    They were JVP activists, those who couldn’t put up with the discomfort of waiting in line for petrol or wanting to go to work but couldn’t or being threatened for asking others to come to work etc.

    And the other line that ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’.

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    RJ, you have addressed an issue that had been highlighted numerous times in the past in these columns and other web sites during and after the terrorist war in Sri Lanka, i.e. the hypocrisy of western governments regarding dealing with terrorists, and in particular UK’s indifference to LTTE terrorists that it has been harboring in UK. As long as the terrorists are working for the interests of western countries, they are the darlings of those western countries, but when the terrorists threaten their welfare, then such terrorists become their enemies to be shot at sight. That is the difference and the root cause of hypocrisy. You can appeal as much as you like to treat both types on par, but such appeals will continue to fall in deaf ears. The inventor/ developers of human bomb, Prabhakaran and his misguided youngsters, are still being doted by such westerners and media looking for romantic stories to make money, but they turn the cameras away from the blood and gore of innocent victims that such bombers leave behind. For newsmakers, terrorists are their darlings as they help them to make earn their next meal.

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      Before pointing your fingers on outsiders look at you in a mirror and see how our double standard created terrorists within this island. There was not a single westerners in our parliament or within LTTE or JVP. We make policies & the laws, we implement them and we are the corrupted criminals and murderers. We are violent thugs and we are racists and murderers. If we are right everything would have right.

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      thrishu

      “As long as the terrorists are working for the interests of western countries, they are the darlings of those western countries, but when the terrorists threaten their welfare, then such terrorists become their enemies to be shot at sight.”

      How did the UK benefit from harbouring the JVP terrorist Somawansha Amarasinghe for a decade? Did he work for the west?

      I am told many members of JVP (terrorists) sought asylum in Europe during and after 1990. Many still actively support JVP or loyal members. What did the west gain from them? Did they sell any state secret, promise to destabilize this island for the West, …………..

      Why hadn’t the then government seek the extradition of JVP godfather Somawansha Amarasinghe? Or had him arrested on his return in 2001 and thrown him in prison? Is it because he is a patriotic Sinhala/Buddhists?

      The Rajapakses gave VP the psychopath a substatntial amount for his services during 2005 elections, aiding, financing the terrorist. Why don’t you talk about it?

      Your hero the war criminal Gota was issued with Visa to settle down in the USA. What subcontract work did he do or expected to do in exchange for the Visa? Did USA a promise him safety and security for his contribution during 1987 to 1991?

      When you open your door for him next time around, ask him what was his contribution to USA’s global interest.

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    RJ ( an isotope of DJ ),

    First you have to prove why UNP led governments and SLFP led governments are not state terrorists since 1948. If they are not by whose standards ?

    Why LTTE or other Tamil rebels since 1972 are named as terrorists ? Why JVP of late 1960s and late 1980s are not named as terrorists ?

    How will you name the clergymen who embrace extreme politics ?

    Where did you do your higher studies ? In the Western or Eastern countries ? Where did your children study ? In the western or eastern countries ?

    Do you have the statitics of all the disporas of Sri Lankan origin ?

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    Why not file charges against Adele Balasingham in SL courts and formally seek her extradition from the UK?

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    Dear Mr. Jayaweera,
    ” Her role as Head of LTTE Child Soldier Recruitment is no secret. She was involved in the indoctrination of teenage Tamil girls. Yet today, she lives comfortably in UK with no threat of prosecution for her role in brain washing and training child soldiers”

    I doubt very much that we can claim the moral high ground over this.
    If one who abets terrorism is a terrorist, why not talk about the former President of Sri Lanka, no less, who supplied weapons to the LTTE?
    Quite likely some of these weapons were used by the child soldiers you mention.
    The war was VERY dirty, and the LTTE was not the only terrorist organization. To claim otherwise is hypocrisy.
    It is well to remember that when you point fingers at other people, four are pointing back at you.

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    “Sri Lanka being ‘bombed back to the stone age”

    I’d love that. I’d love to see Sinhala Lanka wiped off the map. You genocidal war criminals deserve it.

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      The rabid LTTE monkeys are howling like mad, so I can tell this is an article worth reading :D

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    Were the JVP insurgents not terrorists? Why do they have their own political party now? Wasn’t Karuna Amman a terrorist? Why did the Sinhala government make him a politician? Why did Premadasa supply arms to LTTE? Why don’t you also look into the allegations about Rajapaksa regime collaborating with LTTE to defeat the then Presidential candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe? Why did the GoSL collaborate with Pakistan when it’s notoriously known for sponsoring terrorism? According to an analysis published by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution in 2008, Pakistan was, “with the possible exception of Iran, perhaps the world’s most active sponsor of terrorist groups… aiding groups that pose a direct threat to the United States.” Daniel Byman, an author, also wrote that, “Pakistan is probably 2008’s most active sponsor of terrorism”.

    Why isn’t the GoSL a terrorist organisation? has it not committed crimes against humanity for its political aims? Is it not the state with 2nd highest incidents of enforced disappearances? Has it not tortured and mutilated Tamil civilians with impunity? Was it not complicit in the anti-Tamil pogroms and the burning of Jaffna library?

    What is terrorism but the propaganda term used by state actors with history of crimes against humanity trying to delegitimize non state actors that threaten their interests?

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      Sri Lanka has not only collaborated with a terrorist state but also abetted its genocide! ‘Operation Searchlight’ was an attempt to curb the Bengali nationalist revolution by military force. It was initiated by Pakistani President and former Army General Yahya Khan, who famously ordered his men to “kill three million (Bangladeshis) and the rest will eat out of our hands”. Since its creation in 1947, the Pakistani Government needed to send troops and military supplies from the West to its contested territories in the East, to stifle the Bengali nationalist revolution that emerged from 1948 as a protest against ethno-linguistic discrimination. India refused its archenemy overfly rights, which meant that the Pakistani Army had to fly around the whole of India to reach its Eastern enclave. Army transport planes, however, couldn’t cover such a detour without refuelling. Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), under the leadership of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, offered Pakistan rights to its airspace and airports for refuelling. At that time Sri Lanka’s Sinhala-centric government was busy with its own postcolonial nation-building project. Like Pakistan, Sri Lanka faced challenges from a decentralised, disenfranchised, and marginalised population, the Tamils. West Pakistan’s opposition to East Pakistani independence was driven by anti-Bengali racism and Islamic fundamentalism, and Sinhalese nation-building was similarly driven by anti-Tamil racism and Buddhist fundamentalism. In fear of provoking a similar secession movement in Sri Lanka (the Tamil wish for independence wasn’t yet expressed), Bandaranaike’s Sinhala nationalist government objected to the Bengali nationalists’ demand for independence and provided facilities that aided Yahya Khan’s pogrom in 1971. West Pakistani troops were moved through Sri Lanka to East Pakistan.
      In the second phase of the war, women were singled out. It is thought that at least 200,000 women were raped by the Pakistani forces and their collaborators. There are eyewitness accounts of “rape camps” set up by the Pakistani forces. A fatwa in Pakistan declared that the Bengali ‘freedom fighters’ were Hindus and that their women could be taken as the ‘booty of war’. Imams and Muslim religious leaders publicly declared that the Bengali women were ‘gonimoter maal’ (war booty) and thus they openly supported the rape of Bengali women by the Pakistani Army. The historian R J Rummel, who has looked as deeply into it as anyone, concludes that the “final estimate of Pakistan’s democide to be 300,000 to 3,000,000, or a prudent 1,500,000.

      Does this make Sri Lanka a genocidal Jihadi state?

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    We Sri Lankans have our own standards for terrorism.

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    okay, thanks. Now time to wake up.

    Wonder hoW this thing passed CT scrutiny.

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    Oh I say Mr Jayaweera, you scrape the barrel here, but how could you miss out on the still living henchman of the Master of Hate (some even in government today) I am referring to Cyril Mathew; racist bastard, organiser of pogroms, shit nonpareil. The only man to get old JR blushing at the gills. JR, no lover of the Tamils, was genuinely ashamed of the excesses of this odious man. Or should I say shit? JR kicked him out of cabinet in the end.

    Cyril Mathew played a huge part in starting the war. He is thankfully dead, but many of his udauw-karaya’s live on in political life today. Why are you shy? You were there at the time after all. Name them.

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      Nail on the head, SK!

      And what about Karuna, KP and some others who were not only provided with ‘asylum’, but made officials of the State and protected by MR and Co. Ltd.?

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    Dear Mr. Rajeewa Jayaweera, and all forum participants,
    Is it not visible to the author today the whole world is educated about terrorism and how each group gets motivation to do whoever they do harm and whoever they do help. The word “Terrorism” and the word “Terrorists” are selective words selected according to who you are. Specially the situation in Sri Lanka is very well known in every nook and corner of the world today after the end of war in May 2009. The so called “Terrorists” in Sri Lanka were also safeguarding unarmed men, women, and children of minorities from the wanton terror by the Government forces. For minorities they were “Guardian Angels”
    Are you living or sleeping from May 2009 for you to bring back the memoirs of May 2009?. If you are Sri Lankan and like living the pre 2009 life again you must be a confirmed mad man. Otherwise you like to remind the world how terrorism happened in Sri Lanka and why Sri Lanka came under fire from the International community. You like reminding the world the criminals are protected by the new leaders against the world judicial system and where the history of Sri Lanka will lead to in another 5 years.

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    Cyril Matthew’s origins are from Kerala. He is a pretend Sinhalese. A Malayalee tree climber, who pretended to be an ardent Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist.
    Strange these Maalyali speak a language that is still more than 70% Tamil in vocabulary, basically a highly Sanskritised version of Tamil now written in a script that again thanks to the British, divide and rule policy was introduced in the 1820s, are now some of the biggest anti Tamils.
    Prior to 1820 the language of the vast majority of the Kerala’s indigenous population, including the powerful Syrian Christian Church, was Malayalama or Malayala Tamil written in the Tamil script. This Tamil dialect hardly had any Sanskrit but was based on the native western Tamil dialect of the Chera.
    The British banned the use of this language and the Tamil script in 1820 and forcibly introduced this current highly Sanskritised dialect of the Namboothiri Brahmins from Tulu Nadu written in their Tulu based script, that was only spoken by around 10% of the population, as the standard language of Kerala and called this Malayalam. Urged by their Tamil hating allies, the migrant Nayara Menava, Nambiar, Namboothiri allies, they set about destroying the ancient records kept in this Malayala Tamil language, so that there is hardly any evidence of this language left. The vast majority of the population in Kerala, are not aware of what really happened and think that the current Malayalam language that was only forcibly introduced in the 1820s has been there for centuries but in reality was only confined to these immigrant tribes who migrated to Kerala through Tulu Nadu and was only confined to them. Even then the Portuguese arrived Kerala was still speaking a form of Tamil. This is the reason the mistook the Jaffna Tamils as Malabars
    Even today you can see these immigrant Tamil haters from Tulu Nadu conniving with the Sinhalese racists to destroy Tamils. Narayan, Shiv Shankar Mennon, Nirupama Rao, Romesh Nambiar.

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    Germany is the 2nd biggest arms exporter in the world. Most of these weapons end up in the hands of despotic governments and a good amount goes to every faction who fight each other in the Middle East and Africa. Al Shebab do not manufacture arms and ammunition. But do buy armaments manufactured by the so called civilised countries. Most weapons used by Israel to bomb the hell out of the Palestinians on regular intervals come from the non terrorist United States of America. LTTE was the creation of the Sinhala racists.

    One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. I am surprised that Rajeeva fails to realise that.

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    If A hits B and to take revenge if B hits A back that is justifiable war.

    But if B hits a completely innocent X to take revenge that is bloody coward terrorism.

    LTTE is a pathological psychiatric terrorist organisation who killed thousands of irreleva
    nt innocent people by acts of terrorism. Any legitimate government should resolve to war to protect the country from terrorism whether it is LTTE from north or JVP from south.

    yes. Western countries abide by double standards and they protected and nurtured terrorists who killed thousands in 3rd world.
    But sadly now THEY ARE GETTING A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE .
    Western countries are learning for the first time what it is like to have a bomb go off once in a month aamong the civilian population.
    .

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    For all those who advocate ‘One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter’, should we (Sri Lanka) support ISIS, Al Qaeda etc.?

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      Should we (Srilanka) support Palestine Liberation Organization (Yasir Arabath),Cuban Liberation Organization Fedal Castro), Libya’s Liberation Organaization (Colonel Gadafi), Should we support Nelson Mandela’s African Liberation Organization? I think Srilanka gave its full support for these Terrorist Organizations. In Srilanka for Sinhalese, LTTE is a terrorist Organization, not JVP/ For Tamils LTTE or JVP are not terrorist organizations but Srilanka is a terrorist Organization!

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      what is ISIS fighting for and what was LTTE fighting for? Not comparable. A more comparable group to LTTE would be PLO or PKK. Sri Lankan state would be more comparable to ISIS. After all both of them are fighting for religious supremacy. Yes Sinhala racial supremacy is inseparable from their Mahavamsa religious ideology of promised land and chosen people.

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    ” If A hits B to take revenge B hits A back this is justifiable war. “
    A is your Sinhalese state, the armed forced and establishment and racist Sinhalese like you, who make up the vast majority of the present Sinhalese population, largely descended from recently imported Indian Tamil low castes but running around claiming you are Aryan.
    You were and are still constantly killing raping looting ethnically cleansing the island’s Tamil population, denying their just rights, use of language, higher education and employment. You used the might of the Sinhalese led government and armed forces and police for this.
    B are the Tamil population in the island, who finally got tired of this discrimination , broken promises to grant just rights and the violence that was meted out to them, even when they used non violent methods to protest for their just rights in their own land. therefore they hit out and even you admit this is just. B hit out A not at X. Only Sinhalese racists and government and armed terrorists were and are still hitting out innocent Tamil civilians and now Tamil Muslims. DO not try to rewrite history to suit your racist genocidal Sinhalese agenda.

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    Dear Mr Shiva sankaran Sharma
    Are you saying that B _- means LTTE never killed any innocents? LTTE never planted bombs in buses trains air ports . LTTE never planted bombs in temples, mosques, churches.
    LTTE NEVER killed Rajiv Ghandi

    This is a medical condition. Either dementia or false memory syndrome

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      It is actually lunatic (rabid) terrorist loving Tamil Racism.

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      Why don’t we have impartial international investigation into every crime against humanity since the country’s independence and solve this once and for all?
      I will not believe everything the genocidal GoSL accuses LTTE of.

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    Ajith

    JVP were terrorists and were treated as such. They were tried by the CJC in 1973, convicted, imprisoned and later pardoned and released to join mainstream politics. They reneged in 1987 and eventually paid the price despite the fact their 1987/9 revolt was against the Indo-SL Accord and 13th Amendment. Bear in mind, both revolts were ideology based.

    On the other hand, by advocating a separate state, LTTE advocated cession. End result was no different to the manner attempts at cession is handled in any other country.

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      their wives and children were left unharmed unlike Prabhakaran’s child and wife. Now they enjoy the privilege of a political party while Tamil political prisoners are still languishing in prisons without trial. That’s double standard and racism.

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    This guy Rajeewa Jayaweera must have been in a deep slumber during the past (before the LTTE and the civil war) or he is suffering from the same selective amnesia that many of his ilk pretend to have?

    The LTTE did not suddenly come from outer space. The Sri Lankan Tamil politicians fought a non-violent/peaceful battle for over 30 years on an ideological platform to change the political system from unitary to federal. The Sinhala leaders came up with several pacts and promises but finally gave nothing to the Tamils other than cheating them and unleashing violence on their non-violent/peaceful campaigns. This forced the Tamils to seek for separation to form a separate country for Tamils which ended up in a 30 years’ war. The main reason why the LTTE lost the war was because almost all the Western countries and India banned the LTTE as an international Terrorist organization.

    You (Sinhalese) oppressed/suppressed the Tamil community by attacking the unarmed non-violent Tamil protesters from the days of independence, you Sinhalese looted them, broke their limbs, raped their women, killed their people, and burnt their houses and properties to the ground, overnight they were reduced to the state of beggars. You drove them from their homeland and they became refugees begging for alms, they lived on the handouts given by foreign governments. You made them beggars and refugees but due to their indomitable spirits and hard work it only took them a very short time to bounce back in their host countries to become one of the rich and powerful Diasporas, whereas the Sinhalese as usual are still very lazy, violent, racist, hateful, jealous and mean spirited.

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