31 October, 2020

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Disappearances Commission Holds Public Sittings In Kilinochchi

The Presidential Commission to probe Disappearances has commenced its field visits with the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi where Commissioners said late last year was from where the Commission had received more than 25 percent of complaints.

Abduction_CIThe three-man Commission which extended its deadline for complaints several times, will visit each of the five districts of the Northern and Eastern Provinces to hold public sittings and invite complainants to come forward.

Today, the Commission commenced sittings at Akkarayankulam in Kilinochchi. The Public Sittings will allow the Commission to determine the veracity of the complaints.

The Commission will visit six villages as part of this field visit.

Twitter User Ape Lankawe tweeted a short while ago that the Commission was holding sittings at a school in Akkarayankulam that was situated right next to an army camp – but added that the location was not deterring the complainants.

The Disappearances Commission headed by Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama was initially appointed for a six month period but has requested an extension to complete its work.

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    All the Tamils who have the courage to come forward and complain will be sent to the Rehbilitaion camp as was suggested for Ananthi

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      Ananthi is [Edited out]

      Now the LTTE propaganda goons are afraid because TRUTH will come out and their propaganda will be destined to garbage!

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    ‘Her face expressed suffering so deep that I will never forget;
    her eyes radiated a deep sadness..she was oppressed by that special
    sadness, perhaps the most horrible torture, of those who had no idea
    what had happened to their loved ones.’ – Diet Eman – ‘Things we
    couldn’t say’.

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    “Disappearances Commission Holds Public Sittings In Kilinochchi

    There is a danger that those reporting to this commission may also be made to disappear! The intelligence officers (SS) will be watching.

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      You are in fear because the truth will come out! Your dollar collection propaganda is over.

      12,000 LTTE morons were released.So far no complaints!

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        @Sivananthan, you are a bloody idiot of the highest degree. Here the article talks about one topic and you write some garbage about something else completely different from what is being discussed.

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          He is like a gramophone playing a broken record!

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        Dai Pundananthan, you moron should be skinned alive infront of your family. Then your mother will know what suffering is.

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          You said it well Maveeran. These [Edited out] don’t care as long it is not their family.

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          We did skinning of many LTTE morons. You escaped with looted money of the Tamils.

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            @M.Sivananthan: We did skinning of many LTTE morons. You escaped with looted money of the Tamils?

            while the Pakistani/Ukranian pilots were flying the jets, Indian forces giving intelligence support with Chinese technology, you were sitting in a foreign country sucking your thumb hiding under your bed. You loser, I cannot believe you even got out from under the bed, stopped sucking your thumb to write all this rubbish.

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    So the UNHRC in Geneva has more influence in the regime than what the Rajapakses would like to admit. That inquiry that was widely demanded both locally and by the world was denied from mid-2009. But now it is there in all its fury. Yet its credibility will remain in doubt and shattered, with army men watching, threatening and following witnesses. This is now standard practise in the NEP. As they say here in the Eastern Province you cannot hide an elephant in a rice (hand)
    separator.

    Vaanga machan Vaanga

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    who cares about the disappearance of tamil terrorists? [Edited out]

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      There are enough people both inside and outside of Sri Lanka who deeply care and rightly so. In the end righteousness will prevail and paradoxically your security will also be guaranteed as a result!

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        This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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          ela kolla

          VP was not a natural leader, he was imposed on the people by India. We know you admire VP, Pottu, Mahathya, Kittu, ……….and the lot it does not mean Tamils should accept VP as their natural born leader.

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            Native Wesi, stop talking about vP you [Edited out]

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              Maveeran

              “Native Wesi, stop talking about vP you [Edited out]”

              Let VP come back from his grave and ask us not to utter a word baout him. Until then you better keep yourself to yourself.

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      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxbk4wYolphwYzBlNTI3OTctODgxZi00ZjY4LWI3YmUtYzI5OTgwNTJhM2Ni/edit?authkey=CMXB69MF&hl=en#
      Prof Priyan Dias addresses LLRC, 07 October 2010:
      ‘’If we do not feel guilty for the Northern military uprising we cannot go anywhere in the future as a country.’’

      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bxbk4wYolphwMDM1YzVmNDgtZTNhNC00MGUzLWI3ODktODRmYjRiYWIyYWY3/edit?authkey=CNSAqig&hl=en#
      Mr. Mangala Moonasinghe to LLRC, 17 August 2010: ‘’…so, who started terrorism – it was we – and then gradually naturally the youth, Tamil youth, went into terrorism in the north. … So terrorism did not come on its own. We created them sir, we created them.’’

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      Ela kolla,
      I’l push your ugly face back inside a monkey’s arse where it really belongs.

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      @ela kola, yeah they disappeared into the Sri Lankan parliament & UPFA. They go by the name Pillayan, Karuna, Inniyabarathy, Douglas Devananda, KP Pathmanathan, Daya Master………there are too many to list. You fellows should be ashamed of yourselves. Disgraceful.

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    Disappearances have been taking place from 1971 throughout Sri Lanka. Many Tamils as well as Sinhalese have disappeared without any trace. Many Sinhala parents and wives went from camp to camp looking for their dearest ones but to no avail.There is no doubt it must have been worse in the North and East.The LTTE also were not saints. Many Tamils Sinhalese and Muslims disappeared when the North and the East were under the LTTE rule and probably under the IPKF too.But many ignore or belittle the disappearances just because either victims are not from their families or the victims are from the other ethnic community.

    Has any government inquired into the disappearances of sons, daughters, husbands and wives in the Sinhalese families, compensated the next of kin and punished the perpetrators ?
    No. Why? there was no international pressure.
    Now a commission has been appointed and it has started inquiries only because of the international pressure. Unless the pressure continues the report of the commission too would disappear once it was handed over to the government.
    Let us ponder on how to stop future disappearances.

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    All the Tamils who have the courage to come forward and complain will be sent to the Rehbilitaion camp as was suggested for Ananthi ..
    NO> THIS IS A COMPLETELY WRONG ASSUMPTION.

    They will be sent to Nandikadal to inquire from the Sun Goat, where they had disappeared to.

    These Tamils want to blow Hot & Cold with the same breath.

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      Tondaman Aru,

      You really are a bloody IDIOT.

      We all know what happened at Nandikadal and for your information you IDIOT it was Genocide.
      This is why Mr.Rapp went to that region and stood on the very spot and took pictures and posted it confirming the killings.

      Boy this is the Super Power ( only super power) speaking and if you are wearing any pants you should be shitting in your pants mate.

      After March you will be reduced to rubble you IDIOT.

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        Boy! what a superpower! they are prepared to drop all charges if the government agrees to withdraw the army from the north!
        Stupid, this is also going to be another all fart(very loud)no S**t operation as happened in previous years.
        You stupidos vote, contribute and look up in the sky waiting for something to happen.
        Wait! wait! will happen! happen!

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          NAK

          “Wait! wait! will happen! happen!”.

          And your mother India and Uncle Sam are ready to provide you with fig leave to cover MR’s naked aggression or war crimes.

          However there would be a heavy cost associated with fig leaves.

  • 3
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    This is plain BS to create an excuse for March and has nothing to do looking for the truth or bringing closure to loved ones.

  • 3
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    Many such commissions have been appointed but only mostof their reports were not published or acted upon. The names of disappeared were already given by their loved ones and no action was taken to trace any of them except the claim that most have left the country or this world.

    Is it a coincidence that the commission meets near the army camp of intended to frighten the complainants from appearing in front of it?

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      “Is it a coincidence that the commission meets near the army camp of intended to frighten the complainants from appearing in front of it”
      How can it be a coincidence? It is you who complain that army camps are everywhere. So it is no coincidence that wherever the commission meets an army camp will be there.

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    This bloody bastard Rajapakse and his goons should be taken to the Hague and tried for all the crimes they have committed against these poor people of Sri Lanka. Disgusting scoundrel. While you drag him and his goons, take this fellow Dayan Jayatilikke there too and kick his arse.

  • 2
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    How many opposition parties National or Provincial have accepted the appointment of this Presidential inquiry team? If the team has not been accepted by all the National and Provincial parties this process will be proven useless at the UN.

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    They should start the search for the “disappeared” in Aussie bogus refugee detention centres and the ethnic ghettos scattered around in London & Toronto.

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      In that case I’m sure they will manage the numbers.

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      Dev

      “They should start the search for the “disappeared” in Aussie bogus refugee detention centres and the ethnic ghettos scattered around in London & Toronto.”

      You are rest assured you will find more Sinhalese bogus asylum seekers in Aussie refugee detention centres than any other minorities from this island.

      Though Sinhalese are slow however they are catching up others. Hence they should be congratulated.

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        My my, so the LTTE remnants now calling themselves Tamils for Public Defecation, Tamils Against Basic Sanitation, Transexual Government of Non-Existent Tamil Homelands etc must really love the Sinhalese huh. Since they seem to be only ones who get their panties in a bunch and start howling without end whenever a boatload of these bogus refugees gets kicked out to Nauru or back to SL :-)

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          Dev

          “whenever a boatload of these bogus refugees gets kicked out to Nauru or back to SL :-)”

          These boats are mostly owned/operated by Sinhala/Buddhists with politica/state patronage. Navy’s commercial activities include people smuggling.

          If you haven’t left yet please contact the Navy or your local politician for further details.

          “LTTE remnants now calling themselves Tamils for Public Defecation, Tamils Against Basic Sanitation, Transexual Government of Non-Existent Tamil Homelands etc”

          The Tamils are your people and are genetically close to Sinhala/Buddhists. Perhaps they are following in your footsteps.

          In the past 65 years you have failed to educate your Tamil brethren about personal hygiene. Please feel free to blame yourself since your people have total control of all state institutions.

          while Sinhala/Buddhists are in total control they mostly prefer to sit on their brain.

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    This is a very good idea by the govt.

    Govt will be able to find out Tamil – tribalists exploiting mothers who lost their children to LTTE – child soldiers.

    It is good Sri Lankan govt chose to go on offensive instead always taking defensive measures.

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    Another of those presidential commissions like the latest one on torture raising the hopes and the anxieties of the grieving parents and the nearest relatives who come forward amidst threats of reprisals, road blocks and intimidations only to be told that those who are said to have disappeared are under rehabilitation. Amongst those who are still missing will be those whose skeletons are underground, have been poisoned, tortured to death and the stories will go on. There will be another attorney general or prosecutor who will ensure that the Inquiry fizzles out with no closure in sight for those grieving relatives.Bensen

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    Adopt the same yardstick for Sri Lanka too LTTE cohorts and certain Western politicians who thrive on the Tamil Diaspora vote and funds are working round-the-clock to take Sri Lanka to task at the next UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva in March. The moderates in the international community should ponder seriously before jumping to any conclusions on Sri Lanka. The international community should by no means be swayed by concocted stories dished out by LTTE cohorts. The international community, especially the UNHRC’s member countries, should first and foremost look into the track record of the countries which had brought resolutions against Sri Lanka and those who projected themselves as the godfathers of human rights. Do they practise what they preach? While making wild allegations against Sri Lanka and attempting to haul its valiant Security Forces before an international war crimes tribunal, these self-same countries have mountains of garbage in their own backyards. Their track record during the past decade bears out their double standards on human rights. It has now come to light how US-led NATO Forces had conducted their military operations in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. While US drone attacks in Pakistan kill hundreds of civilians, these countries weep buckets of crocodile tears over the human rights of LTTE terrorists killed in action. There have been stunning disclosures of alleged human rights violations by the US and British forces during their overseas operations. But more often than not, the authorities there declare that they are conducting an investigation on it. Even if they are found guilty after their own investigations, the action is merely confined to an apology. If those found guilty are punished, they receive a special pardon after a few weeks. Surprisingly, the same countries continue to harp on the final phase of Sri Lanka’s battle against terrorism and demand an international probe on the so-called human rights violations. The billion-dollar question is why don’t they hold an international probe or credible investigation on a wide range of human rights violations by their own soldiers? Do they enjoy immunity when it comes to accountability issues? At a time when some Western countries are getting ready to bring in resolutions against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC, it’s opportune to take a closer look at the human rights violations by US and British forces which had been spotlighted in the international media in recent times. The United States military is conducting a formal investigation on American soldiers burning the dead bodies of what appeared to be Iraqi insurgents after a stunning disclosure last week. The TMZ website published 41 pictures of notorious acts by the US forces in Fallujah in 2004. Two pictures show a US Marine pouring gasoline or some other inflammable stuff on the remains of what officials believe are two insurgents. Two other pictures show the bodies on fire and the charred remains. The TMZ published another picture which shows a US Marine crouched down next to a dead body, mugging for the camera, and moreover, another, a Marine rifling through the pocket of the pants on a corpse. The website claimed that there are over a dozen bodies in the photographs obtained by them and some had been covered with flies while one is being eaten by a dog. When these gruesome photographs were referred to the Pentagon last week, a Pentagon official merely said that the photographs had triggered a Marine Corps investigation. Reports claimed that the US Central Command – the US military wing in charge of military operations in the Middle East, also reviewed the photographs to determine whether they had been brought to their attention earlier and determined they hadn’t. Press Operations Director of the US Department of Defence, Colonel Steve Warren had told the TMZ that the controversial photographs show US soldiers in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which makes it a crime to mishandle the remains of dead bodies. There is no statute of limitations on the crime and even if the soldiers are no more in US military service, they could still be prosecuted and landed behind bars. Top British defence personnel could also face prosecution for war crimes in Iraq, after the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague was presented with a dossier last week, containing thousands of allegations of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The complaint is a sequel to several years’ investigation by Public Interest Lawyers and the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights. It is the largest presentation of alleged British war crimes in Iraq, and names, among others, the head of the British Army, the former Defence Minister and former Defence Secretary. “What this application does is to throw down the challenge to the court to show that there are no double standards,” Prof. William Schabas at Middlesex University was quoted as saying. The ICC is evidently a toothless tiger when it comes to dealing with war crimes involving Western nations. Hence, the time is now opportune for the ICC to prove its transparency and impartiality when it comes to equal justice for one and all the world over. However, it seems that Britain would put the case under the carpet for quaint reasons. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said last week that there was no need to investigate the allegations, since they were “under investigation already or have been dealt with already in a variety of ways”. British Prime Minister David Cameron screamed to the high heavens during his visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 in Colombo and demanded an international investigation against Sri Lanka. Breaching all accepted diplomatic protocol, he had the audacity of even setting a deadline to take international action against Sri Lanka. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper boycotted CHOGM 2013, citing human rights allegations against Sri Lanka’s Security Forces in its battle against terror. One wonders whether Harper would maintain the same stance and avoid touring the US and theUK in future. Moreover, it would be heartening to see whether Cameron would adopt the same yardstick when it comes to the British Forces. He must prove the British government’s transparency by adopting the same criteria which he used to level allegations against Sri Lanka. More importantly, one must consider the circumstances in which Sri Lanka’s Security Forces had to act, compared to the manner in which the US and the British forces teamed up with the NATO forces. The US-led NATO forces invaded Iraq and Libya, claiming that they had weapons of mass destruction. But lo and behold, they found none in Iraq or Libya. In contrast, the Sri Lanka Government was constrained to conduct its own battle against the world’s most ruthless terrorist outfit to protect 21 million people from indiscriminate mass-scale bomb attacks by Tiger terrorists. None of those who now shed crocodile tears over human rights made even a whimper at the time the human rights of all civilians were abused when LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran went on the rampage, massacring tens of thousands of civilians for no fault of their own. The US brazenly invades Pakistan airspace in launching drone attacks that kill many hapless civilians including children, in the guise of protecting the American people. This is understandable and we respect the right of the US Government to protect its citizens against terrorist attacks. By the same yardstick, they too must respect the Government’s inalienable right to protect its people. This is precisely what the Security Forces did in vanquishing the LTTE leadership and usher in peace. The perfect harmony and the peaceful coexistence among all communities are ample testimony that the nation is now enjoying the rich dividends of peace. It behoves the international community to take serious note of it.

  • 0
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    Is this a Ani Sri Lanka Web(CT)??

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    Is This an Anti Sri Lanka Web??

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      Chuti

      “Is This an Anti Sri Lanka Web??”

      If it is, we should congratulate CT.

      As of today I haven’t heard CT journalists being bribed with laptop and interest free loans.

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        Dear Native,

        You have mixed up two things as always you does..

        As per you Government of SL has not done anything for the country and Tamil diaspora and LTTE has done everything. That’s your view and you hope that America will come & help you.
        I am not a pro-government individual, But I love my Country!!!

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          Chuti the stupid

          “As per you Government of SL has not done anything for the country and As per you Government of SL has not done anything for the country and Tamil diaspora and LTTE has done everything..”

          Are you a person with very limited world view?

          Where have I said in any of my previous comments that “Tamil diaspora and LTTE has done everything”?

          Don’t put your words into my mouth.

          “That’s your view and you hope that America will come & help you.”

          US and your mother India will protect MR and his clan.

          “But I love my Country!!!”

          So do I, only when I get rid of stupid Tamils and their stupid Sinhalese brethren from my ancestral land.

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            Native V,

            When you say someone stupid, You naturally become a stupid… It’s in your Blood…So you know the answer..

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          Chuti you [Edited out]

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          @Chuti, loving your country and loving the people who govern the country are two separate things. All these people love their country as well. But the problem is the garbage which governs the country. I have nothing against beautiful Lanka.

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        How do you know? Only LTTE propagandas and anti-government news written by LTTE supporters and UNP supporters.

        We know how CH4 functions with LTTE dollars!

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          “We know how CH4 functions with LTTE dollars!”

          Really! How does this work? The Channel 4 is dependent on LTTE dollars; wow! You wait and watch; what Channel 4 have done exposing the truth will eventually devour the Rajapakasas along with scrooges like you!

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          Hey donkey brain Sivananthan, most of the targeted assaults and murders are committed against the Sinhalese by the government. How do you explain that fool. When they generally kill the Tamils, they are simply wiped out. But the Sinhalese they go after one at a time……………Lasantha, and many like him. Are you going to say, these guys had something to do with the LTTE? Bloody arse, you talk through your backside.

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    ‘And He has made of ONE BLOOD all nations of men to dwell on the surface
    of the earth.’ – Acts.17.Holy Bible.

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    All Tamils should disappear!

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