24 September, 2017

Enact The Protection Of All Persons From Enforced Disappearance Bill – Women From Families Of Disappeared Tell Government

Women from families of the disappeared across the country have today urged the government to end impunity and ensure non-recurrence with enforced and involuntary disappearances in Sri Lanka.

400 women from Killinochchi, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Puttalam, Ampara, Anuradhapura, Matara, Colombo and Hambantota said: “We believe criminalizing disappearances in Sri Lanka is a critical step in this process. Therefore, we call on the Government of Sri Lanka and political leaders to take a firm stand on a crime that has been unaddressed for too many years and to take immediate steps to debate and enact the Bill into Sri Lankan law. Such a measure will provide confidence to us and the many affected persons in all communities that genuine steps are finally being taken to stop future disappearances and ensure non-recurrence.”

We publish below the statement in full:

We, as conflict affected women and victims, have searched for disappeared loved ones and witnessed thousands of others searching for their loved ones. Many have gone before numerous state initiatives including several commissions of inquiry appointed by successive governments with no answers given or effective steps taken to prevent future disappearances. After many years of empty promises, we were heartened by the Government of Sri Lanka’s ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in May 2016 and looked forward to domestic legislation being introduced to criminalise enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka and make it meaningful locally. In February 2017, the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Bill was gazetted and we waited for Parliament to debate and thereby criminalise disappearances. On 5th July, we were disappointed to hear of the indefinite postponement of the debate without any reasons given. We believe the Bill is essential for reconciliation as it will prevent future disappearances, end impunity and ensure that no loved ones will have to experience the pain many have experienced for decades.

We are also aware that several actors are spreading false information of the proposed law and attempting to prevent the Bill being taken up for debate. Such persons through their actions are effectively sending the message that no action should be taken on enforced and involuntary disappearances and thereby promoting the culture of impunity. We are indeed saddened by such irresponsible statements and action, as it shows that many are unaware of the pain and suffering caused by disappearances to families and communities and are encouraging a crime that has a devastating impact and perpetuates the suffering faced by thousands across Sri Lanka, in the north, south, east and west.

Numerous commissions over the years and most recently the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform and Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms from 2016 highlighted the plight of victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances. Many women who came before the consultation processes in 2016 spoke of the need for guarantees of non-recurrence in relation to disappearance. We believe criminalizing disappearances in Sri Lanka is a critical step in this process. Therefore, we call on the Government of Sri Lanka and political leaders to take a firm stand on a crime that has been unaddressed for too many years and to take immediate steps to debate and enact the Bill into Sri Lankan law. Such a measure will provide confidence to us and the many affected persons in all communities that genuine steps are finally being taken to stop future disappearances and ensure non-recurrence. 

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    For what? To give life to unsubstantiated allegations?

    The family members of all fallen, missing and injured Tri Forces personnel during the war, should file cases against TNA and all its Parliamentarians who were the Political Arm of the LTTE.

    Though the LTTE was perished its politcal arm TNA is still active. Therefore they should be held responsible for all the atrocities done by LTTE.

    I made a similar comment to the news related to Sampanthan’s recent Speech at the Parliament a few weeks ago. Being the leader of the TNA who had very close links with Prabhakaran, he and all other TNA Parlimaentarians should be held responsible for all the deaths and disappearnces of the Army.

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      I vehemently condemn the arrest of Commodore-Dassanayake by the bloody CID who have law unto themselves.–

      Commodore was arrested and remanded for unsubstantiated allegation of “disappearing LTTE terrorists”!!! WTF? What does CID expect Tri Forces personnel who were engaged in a war against LTTE to do when they were confronted with terrorists? To carry them home and feed milk?

      Those were not children. All LTTE bloody savages the sooner they were killed or injured become either civilians or children!!! They were not normal children. Even at very young age, they were well trained to kill, bomb and destroy targets. They were deadly bloodthirsty terrorists. —

      None of the Tamils raised any objection to merciless Prabhakaran when he took children by force from schools who were as small as 7 years to 18, and train them terrorists. Now they complain and cry for disappearances!!! They should be ever grateful to our armed forces for eradicating terrorism, otherwise savageous Prabhakaran wouldn’t have spared a single child in the North. —-

      WTF is this government doing? What justice is there for punishing Tri Forces during peacetime, for perishing bloody terrorists during a war? This is bloody sickening.

      Commodore-Dassanayake should be released forthwith!!!

      None of our armed forces should be held personally responsible for perishing terrorists. They were entrusted a duty and they fulfilled it. They acted as the National Army, National Navy and National Air Force. They were duty bound. FO everybody in the government.

      Government arrested Dassanayake to please Emmerson. He wants to rescue bloody hardcore terrorists from the prison. He wants Sri Lanka to repeal PTA! Who the hell is this UN paid-officials think they are to dictate terms to sovereign independent countries? They have no right whatsoever to interfere in defence matters of our country.  

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        I vehemently condemn the arrest of Commodore-Dassanayake by the bloody CID who have law unto themselves.–

        Dogs can bark on and the caravan will go on

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          Gone are the days. The word dogs was replaced with hyenas who jumped onto the caravan and stop it.

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            Hyenas are replaced with saffron saree transgendered freaks

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            Champa, hyena is a fitting name for you.

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              “”hyena is a fitting name for you.”2
              Go to angoda-
              apte Āhennaha (can’t hear KOKO)

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            Everyone is betraying our Tri Forces!!!

            MR-GR-JO-Ranil-Sagala-government-Army-Commander-Police-Parliament all those are betraying the Armed-Forces. —

            Commodore Dassanayake was remanded. Before that many other former-current-Security-Forces-personnel were questioned-arrested-and-remanded.

            I don’t care anybody being questioned. It is nothing. If these politicians and some others are unable to withstand few hours of Police questioning and cry-like-babies and lament-and-whine like old maids, then they can’t be men, they should be female-cowards.–

            The issue is Tri-Forces-officers being arrested-and-remanded without bail for unsubstantiated-allegations. Investigations should be carried out before the arrest not after!!! Police have to have credible concrete evidence before arresting them.

            How could perishing terrorists become a criminal offence? It is a national duty.

            Gotabhaya went to see Three-Chief-Prelates soon after their statement. Then he told media that he came to see them to “tell his-woes and his-concerns about his-possible-arrest based on an unverified-statement made by a Minister”. How about our Ranaviruvo? They were in prison for a very long period. Some were released by impartial-judges who stood by justice-and-fairness. Some others are still in remand. During last 2 1/2 years, NONE of the Rajapaksas went to see Three-Chief-Prelates seeking their intervention to seek justice for remanded intelligence officers.

            Our security-forces facing this predicament because Mahinda-and-Gotabhaya didn’t look after them after the war. They didn’t bring a “Sri Lankan-Servicemembers-Protection-Act” to safeguard the future of Tri Forces. They didn’t care.

            If downright-selfish Rajapaksas think the country want them back, they are mistaken. Only a few blind-faith-memorable-fools want them back. If any Rajapaksa is contested, a rude shock worth about 20%-may-be-18% is awaiting for him.

            Who are the real-heroes of this country? Those who fought right-in-the-middle-of-the-battlefield ready to sacrifice their lives or graphics? Maha Sangha and masses should standby our Tri-Forces who don’t have any political backing or deal to seek justice. (300-words-dead).

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              Champa
              Laotse: When Tao is present the tri forces will pull dung carts. When Tao is absent the tri forces will be trained for war.
              tr i force dynasties , Ranil. Chandrika Mara.- get rid of their influence on Gandhi congress and your road is clearer.

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            Champa ——Actually it was a lion which forced itself onto a women and here you are.

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        Champa, jackass are you still talking about Prabaharan? He died in 2009. We are talking of the present. If you have so much against the brutal LTTE, then why don’t you arrest Karuna, Pillayan, Inniyabarathy and all other LTTE top command? They are alive and living with your hero Mahinda Parayapaksa? You dirty scum bag, you are so vile and racist you are disgrace to the Sinhala community. Karuna and Pillayan murdered 600 surrendered policemen and one was made deputy minister and the other was made chief minister by that Hambantota goon.

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          Tamil from the north, ——— ” You dirty scum bag, you are so vile and racist you are disgrace to the Sinhala community. ” —- Champa comes from Sinhala/Buddhist fascist community and not from Sinhala or Buddhist community.

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            Champa sounds like a bas tard son of a monk. Could it be Gana?

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              Burt,
              “Champa sounds like a bas tard son of a monk.”
              No, she is Wimal’s international school daughter. She is the only JNP member that can (partly) understand English.

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            Notive Vedda: You Chritian Tamil show your colours with the Female USer ID. What if you are wrong ?

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            Great NV. that is the very difference
            Between SINHALA FACISTS buddhist community and Budhist community.

            Sinhala Facists Buddhists – are the ones that have been abusing buddhist for their political and various other gains and games.
            E.g Rajaakshes, Wimal Ponnaya Weerawanse and Champa et al are good examples

            Buddhist community in SL_ we the born buddhists are inherited the religion from our parents. This category is what we have in SL. Among them most of them are tolerant and even easily manipulative.
            They would even mix Rainbows up with rays emitting from LORD buddha. Not many in the country behave real buddhists, they just follow the other.
            Today, if you leave the other, they are all used to say ” Budusaranayi- may buddhas blessings be with you” but that has become to the style ” how do you do ” in England.
            Even Rajaakashe robbers as most abusive men on the lanken soil are used to use the terms very often, but they do any evil thing behind the back of the punnakku eating masses.

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          Tamil from the North: It is obvious that you cannot carry on a discussion without using abusive foul mouthed language. It only reflects on your breeding & education.

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            Ado, edward upali, I will always use abusive words towards hateful racist pigs. I have seen your comments as well. Racially motivated and provides no substance.

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              Tamil from the North:

              You might have seen my postings, but I am sure you do not have the education or the civility to appreciate them.

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                Edward Upali, education? I have plenty of education under my belt with multiple professional certifications. Have I seen your comments? That’s exactly what I said in my previous post that I have seen your comments. My comment is only a reaction to your tirade towards Tamils. It is strange the education you proclaim to have has not taught you anything decent. Civility? You have none and I agree 100% with you that I have none when I am dealing with scum bags like you. This beautiful nation has been destroyed by menace like you. Disgusting bugger, remember the great Buddhism you claim to be part of, has not taught you a thing. Buddha left everything so that he does not have to endure or see any crime or suffering. But the very same people who claim to be patriots and devout Buddhists are spreading this disease Buddha hated. You are one of them!!!

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                  Tamil in the North

                   

                  The very people who destroyed our beautiful country now talk about Buddhism.

                  A Tiger in sheep’s clothes!

                  These LTTE rump paid goons, like Tamil in the North, think that if they use foul abusive language and obscene words, decent Sinhalese will run away. —
                  All this time they were managed to mislead Diplomatic Corps and the UN with false propaganda against Sinhalese branding them as racists.

                  When Sinhalese start talking for themselves, voicing their opinion about matters important to the country, the world see a stark difference between Tamils and Sinhalese.

                  Sinhalese fight fair. Sinhalese argue fair. Sinhalese respect other people’s opinions. Sinhalese respect other religions, they never use obscene words to describe other religious leaders. If we reply, it is always based on clear logic. We standby justice and fairness. The world can see who Sinhalese are.—

                  Tamils managed their false propaganda purely due to our negligence to voice our opinion. Our failure for not telling the world who the real Sinhalese Buddhists, costs us our reputation.

                  Now we talk, the world listens!

                  EDWARD, keep up the good work. We need more people like you, who bring decency to discussion forums like this, not people like uncivilized, uncultured, uneducated [Tamils in the North] who are not capable of continuing a discussion without resorting to abusive language.

                  The problem with people like Tamil in the North is they have never seen civilized people. When they encounter them, they don’t know how to handle arguments in civility. They resort to their original form and show who Tamils are.

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                Tamil from the North is one who came to Keneda Inside rusty MEtal Coainerer. HE was freezing when he was coming out. So, he is taking out that hatred. What to do.

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          Tamil from the North – jackass, dirty scumbag, vile, racist, disgraced paraya (self-introduction)

          No reply is necessary.

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        Idiot Chumps,
        “None of the Tamils raised any objection to merciless Prabhakaran when he took children by force from schools who were as small as 7 years to 18, and train them terrorists. “
        So why don’t you object when 6 year olds are kidnapped by temples and trained to be BBS terrorists?

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      This is to Venerable Maha Sangha and all Sinhalese patriots! —

      What are you waiting for? Get to the street everybody and demand immediate release of Commodore Dasaanayake. —

      Let’s have a spontaneous agitation while Emmerson is in the country. Government has taken for granted our patience.

      This bloody betrayal of Armed Forces to please LTTE Diaspora and UN should be stopped. —

      We are now seeing the second Army Commander betraying his own Army and other forces.

      We are eternally grateful to our Tri Forces.

      Let’s demand government to release all war heroes who are imprisoned, forthwith.

      Let’s stay on the streets without going home until they do.

      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

      There is no point of tolerating this treachery anymore.

      NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa has strongly condemned the arrest and remand of Commodore-Dassanayake. He has made a request already for patriots to join. He is always there for our Armed Forces. Others are silent as usual. They all should be packed and sent home at the next election. I will definitely come to the street in 2020 and personally see to it.

      Guys, everybody, come to the streets and demand release of all war heroes including Commodore Dassanayake!

      Let’s show our strength, unity and love for our Army, Navy and Air Force! We don’t know who the next is.

      Let’s stand united for our Armed Forces in the name of ALL FALLEN, INJURED, SERVED AND SERVING WAR HEROES!!!!

      If you have Sinhalese warrior blood flowing through your veins, you can’t stay at home while our Tri Forces are being subject to this inhumanity for protecting us, our children, our parents, our nation, our country.

      Let’s stand on guard for our Armed Forces!

      (Thank you CT!)

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        What did the Most Venerable Mahasangha do when 70,000 Sinhala youth, many of them innocent, got massacred and burnt on tires in the South? They eat beef and go in Benz cars. Now, we have to beg from Bangladesh. The Sinhala warrior cannot even peel cinnamon, beat the bears or tap toddy. He can only kill innocent people because he has been brutalized.

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          Kabaragoya

          Yeah, warrior Sinhalese perished a brutal barbarian Sun God who was after human flesh and saved 21 million citizens of Sri Lanka, including vile kabaragoyas.

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          Kabaragoya, anything you say to Champa, he will avoid answering it. He is not smart enough to understand even the most basic question like what you posted. Premadasa, Ranjan Wijeyaratne, and ilk murdered thousands of innocent rural youths. I felt so sad for those poor parents who lost their children. I agree with you bud!!

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        Hey Champa,
        “Guys, everybody, come to the streets and demand release of all war heroes including Commodore Dassanayake!”
        I saw Your hero Sangiliwansa Wimalasena demonstrating in the company of a female with dyed hair , plus 3 dogs and a cow (was that you? ). Is that all you can manage?

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      Mothers in North & East,
      I am proud of you. One of my uncles disappeared in 1989, and I didn’t do anything… We , with our mothers, believe it was our “Karma”…and accepted that cruelty of Gov forces.. We admire your braveness to see better future for all our sons…… Unfortunately, there are many “Champas” in our country who drag the country back to evilness.. I hope one day we could humanize these Champas, and it is our responsibility..

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        AVB-

        I have met a few families who continue to demand justice for their missing sons, brothers, fathers ………………. in the deep South. I know what is to be a mother to live in fading hope for decades. This is not an ethnic issue for all ethnicity have lost their kith and kin to the brutal state forces. This is something that all communities tackle the state in an concerted effort. ——Martin Niemöller wrote:

        First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
        Because I was not a Socialist.

        Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
        Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

        Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
        Because I was not a Jew.

        Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.—————————–

        Let us raise our voices in chorus in support of these women so that when the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists come for Champa, some thing can be and should be done to help this little islander survive though she/he maybe a nasty little fascist.

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          and native demala vaiko vedda are a paid for racist bogeyman.
          They like champa too are trying to survive in the best way they know just like the suicide bombing demalas and goni billa brigade.

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        AVB

        Evilness? How about our fallen and injured soldiers and others who served during the war?

        Our soldiers sacrificed their precious young lives in order to protect Tamils and Muslims in the North from bloodthirsty savage Tamil Prabhakaran. —-

        These people whom otherwise have been brutally killed by their own barbarian Sun God, are alive today because of the sacrifices made by our young soldiers. They sacrificed their precious young lives leaving their parents and loved ones in never-ending agony and pain to give life to Tamils and Muslims in the North.

        27,000 army men were killed and close to 20,000 had been injured and/or living with permanent disability. How about their family members? Don’t they have a right to justice? If fairness is exercised, the family members of fallen armed forces should file cases against TNA – LTTE’s political arm, seeking justice for the lives of their murdered loved ones and the government should first facilitate that. Justice is two ways, not one way. – it is mutual fairness and mutual respect.

        Our Army fought with merciless terrorists. None of the Tamils in the North claimed dead bodies of terrorists and now they have added them to disappearance list and trying to punish the very Army who saved their lives. What proof do they have to accuse our Army for disappearances other than assumptions, hearsay, and unsubstantiated mass allegations? Is this justice?

        Government’s minority based racial hyper-partisan approach towards issues involving our Tri Forces is despicable, therefore strongly condemned.

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          Champa

          “27,000 army men were killed and close to 20,000 had been injured and/or living with permanent disability.”

          Were these 27,000 army men killed fighting IPKF? Were the 20,000 injured while fighting the foreign Hindian army?

          Did these village boys join the army for the sole purpose of fighting foreign invaders? I was told unemployed/unemployable youth were motivated by financial inducement and various benefits. The stupid village boys decided to join the army which was paid a good salary while alive also good compensation package if died. They being unemployed/unemployable burdened with family responsibility didn’t want to live in despair and decided to join the army and die for the stupid Sinhala/Buddhist fascist politicians.

          I never heard of politicians’ brats dying for the country. Instead they bleed the country to dead.

          The coward public and racist and your darling crook Wimal Sangili Karruppan Weerawansa should have set a good example by joining the army and dying in the battle filed rather than attempting to farce onto death.

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            Native Vedda

            Be a man Native Vedda, not a worm. Look at your comment.

            There is no substance in your comment. I heard….. ? You always use this. Give me one reason why should anybody believe what you heard?

            Resorting to personal vendetta only shows what a loser you are.

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              Chump idiot,
              Why your Wimal not use his real name Sangiliwansa? Because people will think he is Tamil or low caste?
              “Our soldiers sacrificed their precious young lives in order to protect Tamils and Muslims in the North from bloodthirsty savage Tamil Prabhakaran. —-“
              They got pensions for doing this, the Tamil boys got nothing. And why then the Tamils and Muslims didn’t vote for Mahinda who ” saved” them?

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        Sinhala cross tamil down under!
        What you are not aware of or don’t want to accept is that original birth certificates were issued for a very small price within the EU by tamil tiger government officers who had received refugee status.. So take that missing thing with a pinch of salt every one.- the tamils of the north have always hit the jackpot like and are world renowned conmen. that document is sufficient to change identity in the EU.- So don’t be suprised they were clamouring for local passports dual nationality.- this is very interesting from tax point of view too.

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      Champa……………………………………
      .
      Keep up your good work until you get well. I wish you a speedy recovery. I also take the liberty to wish you a speedy recovery on behalf of our fellow forum sharers.

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        NV
        What about the heinous Dengue and Influenza sweeping across the South of the country mostly???
        Is it not KARMA biting the likes of CHAMPA in a different way??
        Nothing can prevent the curse sweeping the country and killing and creating fear , all by a very minute mighty insect called Mosquito!!

        Go on Biggots go and kill those mosquitoes which are I believe your enemies of present and future, will sweep the nation with incurable diseases and DEATHS.

        Hail high these women who have lost their loved ones! Their cry of tears of blood will be enough for the enemies to be punished by the Mighty God for another century.
        There it goes the cycle of CURSE !! Including the likes of RACIST BIGGOT CHAMPA AND HIS/ her Family.

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          Analyst

          I am above any curse, therefore none will befallen on me. —–

          I am a dead person, therefore I have no family to receive your curse. —-

          The hatred in you is already consuming you. Therefore, no curse is necessary.

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          This champa is a headache to us all.

          He repeates to be a buddhist patriot but behaves like all the last.

          This has been a servile service for his pay masters. [Edited out]should finally know the damage being done to us all.

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            Buramphisincho

            I am Headache to you and the likes? Wow!!!!! The best compliment I ever received!

            That means I am doing a damn good job here! Thank you.

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        native demala vaiko vedda the bogeyman,

        shove those ass licking compliments on the pillow then teach your better half on the pillow.
        Which EU syndicate pays for your garbage syndicate to troll 24/7/365?

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        FO, keyboard Vedda.

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          Champa —- “FO, keyboard Vedda.” ————-Sorry I don’t work for Foreign Office. Don’t ever misquote me.

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            Native Vedda

            It was the reply to your lame comment above, about me.

            What I meant with FO was “begin the game with a FO – face-off” Have you ever watched Ice Hockey on TV?

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            Ado Vaiko, yes Full Of Sh*t (either severely constipated or metaphorically)
            – Found On Street of Vanni.

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      Champa the stupid, did you even read the title of this article? Enact The Protection Of All Persons From Enforced Disappearance Bill – Women From Families Of Disappeared Tell Government.

      Does it say only Tamils? This is from all concerned, that includes everyone who has lost a loved one in the country? So many Sinhala mothers lost their children, husbands, brothers to government sponsored extra judicial killings. There are grieving mothers from Anuradhapura, do you have a large Tamil population there? Dumb arse, always so racist and hateful.

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        Tamil From the North. YOu show how stupid you are. What do you Think, Champa is a minister or the president or hat. Ask her to enact legislations. that is why you idiots never had a country of your own.

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    Everybody is entitled to justice, even a criminal is entitled to a fair hearing & punished according to the laws of the country & nobody should be above the law. Even in times of war, Kangaroo courts & vigilantes who become the judge, jury & executioner should not be condoned. The armed forces of a democratic country should be disciplined, which differentiates them from terrorists. Soldiers who commit murder of civilians & prisoners of war, as well as, Officers who turned a blind eye to such atrocities are equally responsible for crimes against humanity. They are war criminals, not war heroes.

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      Raj

      There is a word called “unsubstantiated” which should add to your dictionary.

      It is the LTTE who is responsible for all the disappearances and killings and as their military arm was perished, their political arm TNA should be punished.

      Our Armed Forces carried out their duty to protect the country from terrorists. They were duty bound. The had every right to engage in “preemptive self-defence” at the sight of terrorists, who at times were concealed themselves in civilian clothes. Saving the lives of lawful citizens is priority not saving terrorists.

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        “There is a word called “unsubstantiated” which should add to your dictionary.”
        There are two words called “Independent Investigation”.

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        There was one case investigated on Sivayogan Genevan. He was convicted. He was released immediately. But, what he said when he met New King was others should be left out as they all, like him, innocents.

        There was LTTE’s war crime as per Chitanta and Yahapalanaya governments. These are substantiated as per the Appe Aanduwa. Resolution 30/1 is specifically authorizing government to investigate it, though government does not need one like that. A foreign judge requirement is discussed only for Leaders and commanders, not for LTTE. Authorizing government like that is another imbecile job of UNHRC. But, to be like funny, UNHRC forcefully included it in resolution 30/1. The only purpose it is using it to excuse LTTE one sided-ly and then excusing the Commanders and Leaders one sided-ly. It is going to be like Sivayogan, Genevan case but in a massive scale to fool the UNHRC. For the time being, Yahapalanaya has left that to stay hidden. War crime of LTTE was planned and created when it was planned to send out UN employees for a “War Without Witness”. Vije Nambiar who handled the white flag murders was part of this game, too. Vije Nambiar was accused and fired in Myanmar, even without internal without investigation, but the UN internal investigation which found UN was responsible, had honored Vije Nambiar even without mentioning his name anywhere in the report. Further, the government was “not killing” will be substantiated under there is no witness protection for Tamils and LTTE committing war crime will be substantiated until PTA is not repealed.

        This is how UN and UNHRC has been substantiating Appe Aanduwa claim that “LTTE only committed war crime”, and substantiating the 150,000 Tamils death in five months as Zero casualty, Humanitarian Rescue Mission. But there is no record anywhere showing LTTE had killed even 1000 civilians in Total in all of its history.

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    Uninvestigated wartime murders and ‘disappearances’ have encouraged impunity, and, murder instead of arrest has become common.
    Only a few days ago a man sitting on top of a pile of sand in a lorry, alleged to have been obtained illegally was shot dead by a policeman.
    No indictment yet for five policemen who shot dead two undergrads riding a motorcycle.

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      “” ‘disappearances’””
      Jackpot justice Inspector Nadesan of Kirulapone .(the tiger IGP ) issued 100’s of police certificates in July 83 to all the jaffna tamil terrorist residing at wellawatta to board a flight to the west.
      Vanni man in the EU issued birth certificates original like Nadesan to jaffna tamils who tigers and economic tamils WHO ARRIVED in the west – So they all disappeared.
      YOU DEMALAS & SINHALEYUS CAN NEVER BEAT US AT CHESS IT’S OUR GAME.
      the EU is aware of it via FBI.

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    Criminal gangs often kidnap person/persons and hold them to extract ransom. States whisk away opponents to stifle dissent and often the victims are made to “disappear” to instill fear. The extreme case was the holocaust.
    Remember when human remains were unearthed in Matale, the first explanation was “Pre-historic remains” followed by “Landslide victims”. A Mannar mass grave remains was explained as “A communal grave”. Prageeth disappeared by in 2014 an MP reported meeting and dining with Prageeth in a Paris suburb – can one get cruder?
    “Disappear” is uncivilized and criminal. The mothers of the disappeared are just pointing this obvious fact. Their advice in paragraph2 is common sense.

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      Tamils boast of voting in the west with a 300k
      So let’s have all the voters DNA sampled and try to match with those claiming as a starter . 4x4x4 inch does very quick sampling. Same as breath analyser for drunken driving.
      It takes 2 to tango!

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    “International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Bill was gazette and we waited for Parliament to debate and thereby criminalize disappearances.”

    The UNHRC imbeciles get nothing in their head. The bill was gazetted only to fool those Big and tall guys of UNHRC in March to invalidate the Resolution 30, as Yahapalanaya is extraordinarily smart in calculating what to with those imbeciles. Yahapalanaya could not have had done what New King promised in Galle in December, 2016, that is to get President Trump to repeal the resolution. But it got the roll over for two years, expecting its time may come to end if Joint Comedy club’s hand gets strong and that time UNHRC cannot even take the talk of Resolution 30/1 with Lankawe. But, anyway, it had fired Mangala in the failure of getting only a roll over. But the sad story is still our big and tall men at UNHRC believing the before the end of its two years miracle going to happen in Lankawe.

    The bill was planned take to debate only to fool Ben Emmerson. Here Read what Reuter wants to say.
    “While Emmerson was in Sri Lanka, police arrested (and had let him go to Hotel De Hospital) a top naval officer on suspicion of being involved in the abduction of 11 youths, mostly Tamils, in 2008/2009 who have never been found (Reuters starting to get it but not UNHRC). …….He criticized what he said was the “systemic use of torture” in Sri Lanka, saying it was “among the worst in the world”, and blamed the situation mainly on Colombo’s failure to repeal its Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) despite promises to do so…………With progress having ground “to a virtual halt”, Emmerson said Sri Lanka could face a range of measures, including a referral to the U.N. Security Council”
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-rights-un-idUSKBN19Z1VS.

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    In any case, the injustice minister had blasted the envoy as who he is to talk about Sinhala Buddhist Lankawe. Thank god, as unlike Mrs Navi Pillai, because the envoy not woman, Deal did not ask the envoy to come his home as his concubine as he is in love with the envoy. So Yahapalanaya is sad as Deal could not do his job as majestic as Mervyn Silva because Yahapalanaya had given to Visa for envoy to come to country without demanding to send a woman.

    Constitution draft will be debated only in August, the end time of Yahapalanaya duplicity deal of UNP-SLFP. If the Yahapalanaya patch did not work, Sampanthar’s secret solution will go through the roof.

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    Our naughty Tri-armed forces are a bunch of undisciplined rascals, rapists and racist perverts, who couldn’t win LTTE for 30 years..and only killed & bombed poor villagers, churches, useful trees, houses and properties for many many years under the order of all the racist SL governments.

    They are all famous for raping poor girls when they were working for UN as “peace keeping” forces in Haiti and also another big wig in doing the same in Hawaii..the entire world is aware of our great soldiers of course. So people should not write BS about the SL’s undeciplined soldiers of the worst class and try to be proud of them. You should be ashamed for having such a worst bunch of criminals as armed forces.
    These scums are not War heroes but murderous Zeros of this corrupt country ruled by incorrigible bigots.

    WAR HEROES ? ! …my foot !! All are plain and criminal murderers, from top to bottom.

    These criminals should be punished properly and put behind bars.

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      Billa, exactly. These hoodlums raped underage kids in Haiti.

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    Some commenters are using CT to exhibit their foul-mouthing expertise. This is insulting the grieving mothers. Please look at the photograph again and in particular look for the sadness coming from their hearts.

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      How about grieving Sinhalese mothers of young soldiers who sacrificed their lives to give life to these Tamil mothers? — Nobody publish their photos.

      How about the mothers, wives and children of serving and served Armed Forces, who have to now live in tears for possible arrest of their Army sons on bogus allegations for disappearing Tamils during the war?

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        “How about the mothers, wives and children of serving and served Armed Forces,

        They could have played more famil role to make them men, instead of instead of waiting at home happily for the Thalikodies their sons and husbands have been stealing from the raped and murdered Tamil womens.

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          Mallaiyuran

          Tamils are super famous in the world for lying. That is why UNHR boss and all other UN officials had to cover the people who made bogus allegations and leave only the statements. There are no people, only statements. Anybody could do that. If they are confronted they could never be able to prove because all the stories were pre-prepared by LTTE diaspora.

          Tell them to prove. Our Army had never raped or murdered Tamil women. How about saint Prabhakaran, it should be him. Oh, I forgot he never leave evidence, he kill them all.

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            All Tamils’ cases (Refugees) against Appe Aandua filed on foreign Lands, i.e. out of Sinhala Jury are proved and more than millions are accepted as refugees. Even if you (Sinhalese) go and apply refugee status against your Appe Aandua, you will get it because Tamil have told the truth so many times and all foreign immigration judges know that who the heck the Appe Anduwa is. You know that well it seems that is why you are so adamant about having not international investigation.

            That kind of the investigations we asking from UNHRC.

            Not “Lies agreed upon ” by a movie making company, Bell Pottinger, But Killing Fields of Sri Lanka documentary by a news making company.

            Champa get out of your well, if are not already in Italy or Australia.

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              Mallaiyuran

              We don’t agree to international investigation because they are ALREADY prejudiced against our Army. All the judges will be hand picked by LTTE diaspora. OHCHR is full of corrupt officials. Every UN Rapporteur who is handling Sri Lanka is bias. They never give publicity to the opinion of the other side.

              All the allegations are beyond questioning. There are no complainants, only complaints. What justice is there? If they are not bogus why are they hiding behind witness protection? It is for fear that if they are allowed for cross questioning, all the lies will come out. UN is pushing for international investigation because otherwise local judges will find out none of the allegations have any substance. That is the truth.

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        Champa, if any 10 year old would know it, what matters is the number of the most victimized parties. Yes soldiers got killed. Their mothers and all would stay on mourning mode so was the nothern mothers.
        But you need to differentiate, innocient civilians and army men. Army me be them belong to US, English or any others, that is their job to even sacrifice the lives in fighting. One side of your brain should be filled with PRION – the proteins that once created mad cow disease NOT to sense it without being biased right ?
        Regardless of who they are all deaths costed by the war should be resepcted today than anytimes in the past.

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    Members of Suren Surandiran’s Global Tamil Forum which was a proscribed organization until this government came into power, is allowed to roam in the country free, while Intelligence Officers who spent their whole life to end terrorism are in remand custody. What justice is this?

    Suren Surandiran should be arrested and jailed for all the atrocities done by LTTE. He and Mangala had the deal.

    President knows nothing. He allows LTTE diaspora all the freedom while jailing intelligence officers. Bloody despicable government. They accept terrorists as saints now while disgracing the Army as murderers.

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