25 November, 2020

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Eelam War IV And How It Was Won By MR

By Anonymous

Mahinda Rajapaksa

This so called war victory has to be viewed in the back-drop of how Mhanida Rajapaksa won the Presidential Election in November 2005, where VP prevented the entire NE from exercising their vote mainly for the purpose of preventing Ranil Wickremasinghe being elected as President. Thereafter what is on record is, how MR took on the LTTE on the War Front in Jan 2007, and how he defeated the LTTE, to liberate the country in less than thirty months to end the war by May 22 2009. I am certain many witnessed the Govt. media that subsequent to the victory, how the Forces unearthed a massive haul of weapons that were buried by the LTTE, ranging from SAM missiles and launchers, RPGs and Launchers, Long Range guns and ammunition in large stock, from various places in the Northeast.  Some of these LTTE weapons were even displayed at Dayata Kirula Exhibitions for the Public as well. It is strange that the LTTE drawing the Govt. Forces to a War, after closing the Mawilaru Anicut to have buried all these arsenal without using any one of them, in their defense or to attack, which they never did. Had the LTTE just used the arsenal they possessed, certainly the war would have taken much longer to finish than thirty months and a large casualty figure would have resulted in the Forces. Of course the Northeast was closed to the NGOs, the UN or to any Independent Body of Observers, which has never been the case of wars anywhere else in the world. Here again all including the UN meekly obeyed the Orders of the MR govt. leave alone the Americans protesting, not even India or for that matter Tamil Nadu did utter a word of protest as the plan had been mooted by them.

The News of the War was disseminated through the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) directly under the Secretary, Ministry of Defense, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Public was informed of heavy fighting in the Northeast, the LTTE getting a sever thrashing, a beating of their life, with heavy casualty figures on both sides. Yet again there were stories that each side was exaggerating the dead on the other side.  Be that as it may, there were no sirens of Ambulances wailing here as before, nor the arrival of the dead bodies of soldiers in numbers to indicate of a high rate of casualty figures. The story was that the dead soldiers were not brought here, lest there will be unrest to quell. However there were no mass scale Alms Giving’s to correspond or signify such a high death toll in the houses in the South, either during the thirty months, at the height of the War or afterwards? Yet the public was informed that the Forces were capturing LTTE territory town after town, day by day over running the LTTE at tremendous cost to life of the Forces.

By July 2008 just prior to the NCP PC elections, the MR govt. proudly announced that the LTTE had been almost defeated and was confined to Killinochchi and that the Forces had encircled Killinochchi on three fronts, and it was likely that Killinochchi will be captured on the day of the elections. It was Sarath Fonseka who said that he will fire the first shot at Kilinochchi. However after MR won the PC elections the Forces did not enter to capture the last resort of the LTTE, that of Kilinochchi. Then the Monsoon set in and there was incessant rain in the area which continued till almost December 2008. The reason given for not capturing Killinochchi soon after elections was that it was strategy and SF is on record that he will enter Killinochchi when it was opportune. So up till January 2009, the Forces were shown, pushing Armoured vehicles stuck on muddy ground where the Forces were moving in areas in the Mullaitivu District.  Once the weather conditions improved by January 2009 after the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge who was well aware of what was going on, the Forces entered Kilinochchi by end January 2009 to find the entire Civilian Force numbering over three hundred thousand, had vacated Kilinochchi with the entire LTTE cadre without any battle. In hind sight, after the Forces had surrounded Kilinochchi in Aug 2008, not to have captured Kilinochchi, looks obvious that it was a ruse to allow the LTTE to remain with the civilians, till the weather improved for all of them to move to Puthukudiirippu for the final drama.  Besides for the Forces not to have known that such a large number moving out of Kilinochchi which would not have been in one day, is impossible after surrounding on three fronts and leaving one side for the escape route for them to leave, clearly signifies their collusion. If one is to go by how the strong hold of the LTTE, Kilinochchi was captured without a battle, it is difficult to believe there was heavy confrontation with the LTTE to secure less important towns under the LTTE in the NE. Therefore the Forces capturing the entire Northeast which was heavily fortified with land mines, had been in similar fashion as how Kilinochchi was captured, without any real confrontation of a war, although VP boasted earlier that if the Forces entered Kilinochchi that the A9 road will be a river of blood, just to hype the foolish Sinhalese masses. Once the LTTE and the Tamil Civilians had moved to Puthukudiirippu, again it was advertised that, VP and the LTTE were holding the Civilians as a Human Shield, but contrary to such claims, almost all the Tamil Civilians wades the Lagoon and arrives under the Forces Command. It is here that the LTTE, sells the look alike dead VP in loin cloth to the Forces to take the heat of VP, who along with the LTTE cadre was to surrender according to the plan agreed with the assurances given obviously by the Americans and the Indians who nurtured the LTTE for thirty years and also brokered the deal between MR and VP in the first place, to consolidate MR as a War Victor to be accepted by the country as the undisputed leader. However VP, not even in his wildest dreams would ever have thought that the Brokers had plans otherwise and the whole lot of them were massacred by the Forces, as they did not have much weapons to defend themselves. First these Tamils including VP, Isipriya and crowd were subject to air raids and then the Forces were unleashed to finish them at ground level. It is here that many a soldier captured mementos of the killings, some of it which ended in the hands of Channel 4. Of these surrendered some were taken prisoner, hands tied and later killed and the senior cadre like VP would have committed suicide with their personal weapons. This is the white flag story which the UN, the Americans and the Indians want to keep suppressed, lest their involvement in this whole War Drama gets exposed. Instead, news was spread that these parties were trying to save VP in the final stages, just to conceal their involvement. It is a public secret that MR was helped by the Americans and the Indians in the War, right along and yet continues to do so. After the Americans and the Indians helping MR, MR is projected to have defied the entire world to have defeated the LTTE. Therefore is it any surprise then, that when a part of the World body, the Rights Groups try to expose with graphic photo evidence and Interim Reports of the UN are shelved for fear of being exposed, that every action is taken to soft peddle with Diplomatic Appointments given to Forces personnel as Shavendra Silva et al. by the very Guardians of Human Rights?

The culpability of these Power blocks is such that one could see when MR has clearly blundered with the Judiciary, violating the Principles of the Commonwealth and the UN, in removing the Chief Justice, being pointed out, of losing our membership in the Commonwealth, third parties as the Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr on a visit here assures support for MR to host the CHOGM Summit in 2013. It is not only Bob Carr and the Australians who are desperately trying to save face for MR but even the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamlesh Sharma had phoned Minister GL Peiris to inquire about the CJ matter and issuing a news release that he is satisfied with the progress and that he looks forward for the Summit in Nov 2013. Today India is beholden to MR even to repeal the 13th Amendment, just to save face for MR as he finds difficult to devolve power under the 13th Amendment which the Indian Foreign Minister assured after a meeting with MR on a visit here that he promised to implement the 13th Amendment, only to be denied by MR later. A slap and an insult to the Indians, who are yet willing to endure, pandering MR at every turn as they have placed all their eggs in the MR basket.

It is on record in the Hansard the number of dead soldiers mentioned for the period July 2008 to Sept 2008, three months as four hundred and sixty one, as revealed by none other than the PM then, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake in Parliament for the purpose of extending Emergency . Thus, imagine the number dead of the Forces for the Thirty Months should be a figure of over four thousand? At this writer’s request a UNP member placed this on the Order Paper, requesting to reveal the Names, Rank, Division and addresses of the deceased, with an approximate date of death, but no answer has been offered to date. Therefore to establish whether there was a war to the magnitude mentioned, it is important for the MR govt. to reveal a list of names of all the Forces dead for the period Jan 2007 to May 2009 giving the details asked. If not at least the list of the dead, what has been officially revealed in Parliament should be made public. From what is evident, is that the casualty rate on both sides have been very low, right through except the last stages of the War, where a large number of Tamils and the LTTE have died at the hands of the Forces, but the casualty rate of the Sri Lankan Forces is minimal. Therefore the citizens have the right to know the truth about this Great War.

MR can not be considered as a War Victor, when he had paid VP millions of rupees and sought VP’s assistance to become the President in 2005 and in addition the Americans and the Indians who have been nurturing and providing succor to the LTTE for the last thirty years gets VP to agree to a deal that for VP to concede victory to MR to consolidate his position as the undisputed leader, promising VP that the Tamils will be given autonomy to the Northeast afterwards. Then as instructed VP scuttles the Peace talks, buries all his weapons and closes the Mawilaru Anicut to draw the Forces to a staged War. On the instructions of the Americans and the Indians, MR clears the War Theatre of all witnesses without any protests from any quarter, not even from the LTTE. Thereafter a Propaganda War is carried out with the LTTE retreating for the advancing Forces to capture land as done in Kilinochchi. Much publicity is given in the media with graphic photographs of a gory war, through the only source in the hands of the MOD Secretary Gotabaya, to convince the masses. The Forces are provided a route map to avoid the land mines, thus it enabled them to easily capture the land mass in the Northeast although the demining is yet continuing and will take more years to complete. Then VP sells a look alike, in a span cloth to the Forces to deceive, that he has been killed to take the heat off him.  In the end VP releases the Tamil civilians and prepares to surrender with the remaining LTTE cadre as part of the bargain. What plans VP had for himself with MR, with assurances from the Americans and the Indians is known only to those involved in the drama like the facility afforded to Karuna Amman to pose off as Kokila Gunawardene. However VP was betrayed by all in the end as MR back tracks on the advice of his Masters, the Americans and the Indians that he gets the Forces to massacre the lot. As a side bargain, that MR has had with the LTTE with the obvious blessings from the Americans and the Indians, KP arrives on the scene to secure Leadership and the support of the Tamil Diaspora to appease the remaining Tamils who were inimical to VP anyway, to obtain the funding required to develop the Northeast from the Tamil Diaspora itself who are rather reluctant at the moment without a firm solution. The irony of the UN is seen when MR refuses to even implement the LLRC proposals after agreeing to it earlier, but the UN doing nothing about the matter as they do not want to force it on MR to destabilize him further. What a mockery! So folks this is MR who is supposed to have defeated the LTTE in battle? MR is projected from the beginning to have challenged and even defied world opinion and the concerns of Human Rights Groups including that of the UN and has continued with little or no major repercussions or hiccups, faced by his predecessors in combating Terrorism before. Be that as it may, not only MR has got away Scott free, for war excesses of civilian casualties committed in the Northeast, but also has been successful in dodging gross Human Rights Violations in the South, with the assassination and assault of a number of media personnel and Political Opponents being kidnapped and made to disappear for being critical of his administration.

Therefore it is pertinent, in trying to understand how a Third World Leader as Mahinda Rajapaksa, sans a previous track record of brilliance in any field other than the notoriety earned of being dishonest with repute and being involved in underhand deals, could take on the whole world and yet survive, unless he has the right connections, merely carrying their brief for them, for him to be spared and also to have been assisted in this drama of Eelam War IV. Further the lukewarm attitudes of the International Bodies at times castigating MR just to appease the world body, where MR rebuffs and ridicule them in return to satisfy the locals, seem an ongoing exercise with no punitive measures adopted, leaves one to wonder how serious the International Calls were in the first place. It is no secret that both his brothers Gota and Basil also being American citizens, many were under the misconception and some still are, that they will be taken to task for the excesses committed under Human Rights Violations  here. Leave alone them being charged, they have not been even questioned on the allegations leveled at them by renowned people of repute holding high office in the World Bodies allowing the allegations to just fizzle out.

Now that, almost the entire body of the LTTE with their suicide cadres have been wiped out, except the ones who have joined MR in his pursuit of corrupt governance, every attempt is made by those interested to prevent the other Tamils from regrouping, seeing they have been taken for a ride. The recent denial of entry to Dr. Brian Seneviratne by Singapore preventing him on a trip to Malaysia is a step in that direction. How long the people can be kept deceived, your guess is good as mine.

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    MR the now mast-less craftsman gloats about how he won the war, which he did by Committing numerous war crimes for which he and his fellow goons should be held responsible some day sooner the better it will be for the unfortunate people who have no other option but to reside in the once serendib of the Indian ocean.

    He bit the hand that brought him to power and I am a firm believer in the saying ” what goes around will come around “, so a walk up the steps to the gallows should take place sooner the better the whole planet wails. R j.

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      rohan j

      “MR the now mast-less craftsman gloats about how he won the war,”

      To be fair to VP, he won the war for MR with his sheer stupidity and fully blown psychosis.

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    Is the possibility of impeaching and getting rid of the military dictator Mahinda Rajapassa making you nostalgic for the former northern dictator V. Prakaran, Annonymous?
    We all know that it takes a thief to catch a thief, sometimes. This is what Mahinda Rajapassa did to VP, but the war, the curse on Lanka is not over yet..
    It is only once both these dictators and Ranil Wickramasinghe, the third dictator, is gone that Lanka will be rid of the curse of war, militarization and state terrorism cultivated by the politicians who seek to divide and rule the people of Lanka…
    Right now the “curse of Kuveni” on the Sinhalas is yet un folding and once MR is gone and there is true reconciliation among the PEOPLES of Lanka that there will be peace in the island..

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    There is a lot of imagination in your writings. Yet you made a point. From Sri Lankan side Prabhakaran is an evil monster; from the Tamil one a semi-divine hero, already in an untouchable pantheon. But it is true that Rajapaksa won the presidency, thanks to him. It is true that there are no figures on the SL army casualties, that the war was quick and easy and supported by Americans and Indians. Finally it is well known that Tiger leadership was betrayed and gunned down when they surrendered. Something dodgy happened. I agree. India, US and ONU colluded with him. There is a story that it can’t be told. In fact we have many suspicions on Rajapaksa but unfortunately none on Prabhakaran. We will keep on saying that Rajapaksa is a criminal, but unless we open our eyes for the bigger picture, we won’t get anywhere.

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      bigger picture is getting rid Tamisl from Sri Lanka

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        Raja says:

        “bigger picture is getting rid Tamisl from Sri Lanka”

        Don’t you think its a neat idea?

        It would be much nicer if you can get rid of the Sinhalese too.

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    Interesting.

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    I think your imagination is too far fetched. On one thing I know to be true is that the MCNS disinformation campaign was on overdrive, far better than Churchill’s during the Second World War. I would definitely take most of what they said with a pinch of salt, as they grossly exaggerated the sacrifice on the part of the SL forces. However that is part of keeping the morale up and psyching up a gullible populace. A good wartime strategy when the regime needs maximum support.

    Sadly this disinformation campaign continues, and our electorate never believing the former to be exaggerated, continue to accept everything thrown at them. Let us see if and when they wake up to the truth!

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    What a master piece. To be nominated for Pulitzer; Pen; Nobel etc!!!!!!

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    Anonymous, Go and tell this story to the Marines. Sri Lanka is proud of the President and Gota for having decimated the World’s number one terrorists. We suffered for 3 decades under the terrorists.

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      The War in Iraq had only the western Journalists .Anyone other than the western Journalists were banned , Annoymous and others please take note.

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        US and UK led forces invaded Iraq early 2003 on the basis of false intelligence report that alleged Iraq developing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). They never found a single WMD or at least a facility used for the so-called WMD project.

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          shamindra ferdinando

          “They never found a single WMD or at least a facility used for the so-called WMD project”

          They didn’t invade Iraq to find WMD in the first place when they damn well knew Sad dammed did not possess a single bomb under his bottom.

          As a stupid Sri Lankan your first thought is to question their judgment. I question their intention.

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        I did not know that Al Jezera was a Western MediaI thought It was from Middle East. Thanks for enlightening me

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        Kumudini’s

        latest discovery of truth:

        “The War in Iraq had only the western Journalists .Anyone other than the western Journalists were banned “

        al jazeera continues to cover the war despite the presence of embedded journalist.

        Are you the Leela of Vattukkottai Resolution?

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      We are suffering for Six decades from teh Racial state Terrorists

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        Raja mourns:

        “We are suffering for Six decades from teh Racial state Terrorists”

        The suffering is mostly self inflicted, being physically or emotionally abused, as a result of your masochistic adventures.

        You can also see the parallel arrested development among the Sinhalese. They too enjoy self inflicted pain.

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      Height of stupidity – statement of Raja. Wait and see the same methods used by the President to get rid of the LTTE will be used against the Sinhala masses to get rid of the opposition to the President. Sri Lanka will have a military government soon. Impeachment of the CJ is one step in this direction, it is a planned step guided by the Chinese, next step is to declare that there is constitutional crisis and bring about a national government ruled by the military. Already the foreign service – international postings are filled with the ex-forces guys. Very sad state of affairs.

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        I don’t think we could survive with a Military Dictatorship. At the moment our foreign trade deficit at it’s highest and the oppositions are uniting at a stronger level…. and with the pressure from UN.

        President is playing Russian Roulette both locally and with international community….and anything could be possible …..other than a Military Govt.

        India could be a lone winner.

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    Entire nation except the brainwashed villagers are well aware of the fact that MR was not the key person to deserve the credit for the war victory against Ltters. But the manner state media broad and telecasted – majority of the population – that are the predominant villagers were compelled to admit – that MR and his brothers caused the victory. The known are known – while the others as it is the case with in the post war sessions – they would remain blindly supportive to MR regime. Latter is the problem that we all ve been facing today. No matter what they say and continue doing, those uneducated masses will stay further indifferent. It is high time nation friendly patriotic journalists to work together in making those masses aware of the REALITY of the war and the aftermath.

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    Looks like the anonymous writer is our very own gamini. As for his contention that prabha did not in his wildest dreams think that he would be betrayed by the GOSL+India+US is laughable because prabha did not even trust his won shadow.In fact when he was young and in tamilnadu he cut the throat of a close friend of his with whom he shared the night with in a room so that the poor bugger won’ betray his whereabouts if he was caught by the police.
    The story given by the writer who can’t even give his name shows prabha in a very poor light,as if he is the biggest goof in town and not the man who built up the LTTE ground up from 5 to six people to one of the most feared and ruthless organisations in the world.

    What brought down prabha was his oft repeated boast that “who dares wins”,in this case daring to take on the IPKF and killing rajiv.From that time onwards India was biding its time patiently until it gave him the coup de grace and now is biding its time patiently to give the same to the rajapakshes who are daring to thumb their noses at india,while being only 16 nautical miles away from it,thinking they can play the china card.When the head swells like what happened to prabha and people start to think that they are invincible,then it is time to bite the dust.The history of the world is littered with such characters who had everything at one time and blew it all away because they thought they were invincible and wanted more and more.

    The turning point in the battle was in the road to paranthan,where Shavendra brilliantly outflanked the LTTE. When the LTTE knew that paranthan was gone they left muhamalai which they had tenaciously defended inflicting so much casualties,because they knew that they will be trapped when attacked from paranthan. Once paranthan fell killinochi was attacked from the north as well as the south and had to be evacuated.

    Any chance of the LTTE fighting back and breaking out was gone in a puff of smoke when all their leaders who had foolishly congregated in Anandapuram to plan a counter attack were killed. LTTE cadres without any leadership would have been like a headless chook and when the government offered amnesty if they surrender,wisely took the offer without killing more soldiers and getting themselves killed too.Fat prabha and pottu hiding in their bunkers would have been surprised that all the brainwashing had not worked.

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      shankar says:

      “the man who built up the LTTE ground up from 5 to six people to one of the most feared and ruthless organisations in the world.”

      It was Hindian who chose VP and built the LTTE what it was. Sri Lankan armed forces were VP’s recruiting sergeant.

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      Shankar, thank you for the compliment anyway. As you suggest VP may not have trusted his own shadow, but VP would not have had much of a choice as the writer claims, but to comply with what was offered.

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        Gamini,It was not meant to be a compliment.A load of tosh and pure conjecture without any supporting evidence.

        The writer does not claim that VP had no choice.His exact words are “However VP, not even in his wildest dreams would ever have thought that the Brokers had plans otherwise”. Doesn’t that contradict your statement that VP will not trust his own shadow.

        How do I know that you had written this article? There is only one person in this world who keeps on saying the following that the writer has just said and that is you,”It is here that the LTTE, sells the look alike dead VP in loin cloth to the Forces to take the heat of VP,”.

        BTW,you have still not answered what David Blacker our real war hero who represents the poor soldiers,has repeatedly asked of you,which is why give him in a loin cloth to the forces,that also a cheap looking one like that.Why not in a fully dressed military uniform as befits a great commander.Do you think the real VP,a egotistical maniac,would have allowed himself to be portrayed like that.See how Hitler did not want his remains to be displayed like Mussolini. VP also was a mini Hitler with the same old grandiose dreams of a megalomaniac.

        As for the writer saying the forces had a cake walk,certainly in the east they did because of the defection of karuna with the bulk of eastern cadres,but in the north they did not.Pound for pound the LTTE were the best fighters in the world,but they lost because the world was against them because of their stupid leader,who being 24/7 in a bunker did not know that the world was changing after September 11 2001, and like a chameleon one should change colours with the changing environment.

        If the writer is not you,let him come up with his real identity.What he has written does not warrant any hiding under ‘anonymous’ etc because it is so fantastic that nobody will believe it.

        As for me I’am convinced the writer is yours truly,the one and only “Gamini”,which is also definitely not your real name,am I correct.

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    The writer asserts…LTTE helped the then PM to win Nov 2005 presidential election (Don’t forget LTTE decision to prohibit Tamil speaking people fron exercising their franchise was announced by TNA leader R. Sampanthan in Kilinochchi. Check Tamil Net or contact MP Sampanthan). The writer’s assertion meant that the TNA was part of the MP-VP conspiracy.
    The attempt to assassinate Lt. Gen Finseka in April 2006 and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in Dec same year should be explained ..Did SF and GR agreed to allow LTTE suicide attacks in line with MR-VP secret pact..
    Please explain the sinking of eight LTTE merchant vessels on the high seas..killing of Thamilselvam and LTTE air raids on BIA and Colombo..All those interested in truth should check Wiki Leaks

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    Gune says :
    “Sri Lanka is proud of the President and Gota for having decimated the World’s number one terrorists. We suffered for 3 decades under the terrorists.”
    World’s No.1 terrorists were born due to your discrimination of Tamil
    Minority for more than 60 years, since the Majority was & is living with a minority complex as stated by none other than Dr. Palitha Kohona in New York.
    Further, how can you be proud of MR when he with little education came to this position by unfair means- whether it is his entry to the law college, stealing Tsunami funds meant for the victims, bribing the World’s No.1 Terrorists’ leader to win the first Presidentioal election (still winning by a narrow margin, breaking the ceasefire that existed at that time, and even with the help of 20 odd powerful nations could not fight a decent war without killing thousands of innocent civilians.
    And Gota who left the army and lived in the USA, came back when he felt safe when many nations were to help the war.
    You should really be ashamed of these two uneducated thugs.

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    Gauthami, We know you ,terror backers and the Tamil diaspora will have a song and dance if the World’s Number one terrorist Prabhakaran is back on the Saddle and release all the suicide bombers around Sri Lanka.

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      Gune,
      Is that all you have to say in reply to Gauthami’s comment,
      saying you should be ashamed of your masters???

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      Gune says:

      “the World’s Number one terrorist Prabhakaran is back on the Saddle and release all the suicide bombers around Sri Lanka.”

      Is Prabaharan still alive?

      I am of the opinion that he surrendered to the Sri Lankan armed forces was tortured and then hacked to death.

      Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Please read the link below, to read a very interesting perspective on the actions and reactions in the so-called Sinhala-Tamil conflict and the ultimate result:

    http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2005/10/21/dutu-gemunu-principle-why-prabakaran-singhaleses-best-friend

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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