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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena’s Speech At UNHRC – Full Text

43rd Session of the Human Rights Council – High Level Segment; Statement by Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations 26 February 2020

Madam President
Madam High Commissioner
Ladies and gentlemen,

As this Council is aware, in November 2019, the people of Sri Lanka gave a resounding mandate to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, to pursue a policy framework aimed at achieving the “four-fold outcome of a productive citizenry; a contented family, a disciplined, a just society and a prosperous nation”. It is envisaged to achieve sustainable development and peace in the country, firmly anchored in safeguarding “national security without compromising the democratic space available to our people”.

It was over a decade ago, on 18 May 2009, that Sri Lanka defeated LTTE terrorism militarily, bringing to an end three decades of conflict and suffering. The end of the brutal conflict advanced, secured and protected one of the fundamental human rights – the ‘right to life’ for all Sri Lankans- Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslims and others. I would like to state with pride that since May 2009, not a bullet has been fired in the name of separatist terrorism in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka never had any illusion that the end of the conflict against the LTTE terrorists, will overnight convert to a lasting peace. Although Sri Lanka was not a case of nation building, like many conflict situations that this Council is dealing with, we were mindful that Sri Lanka needed certain reviews and strengthening of existing structures, as part of a sustainable peace and reconciliation programme.

The government led by the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, of which the current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, initiated a sustainable reconciliation process in Sri Lanka to bring about ‘healing and peace building’, taking due cognizance of the ground realities at that time. This was viewed as an incremental and inclusive process, as it had taken even better-resourced countries several decades to address and achieve.

Madam President,

As at December 2014, at the point the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government, of which I was a member, was concluding its term, we had made considerable progress in;

– de-mining

– resettlement

– return of land used by the security forces

– reduction of military presence in the former conflict areas,

– rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-LTTE combatants including child soldiers,

– rapid infrastructure development

– restoration of the right to franchise in the former conflict affected areas, and

– establishment of domestic mechanisms to address issues related to accountability, rule of law and human rights

Notwithstanding these inclusive and locally designed measures, undertaken carrying along the people of Sri Lanka, a group of UNHRC members, failing to appreciate the GoSL’s endeavors in defeating terrorism and bringing about stability, humanitarian relief and lasting peace through a carefully balanced reconciliation process, moved consecutive country-specific resolutions at the UN HRC on Sri Lanka in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Madam President,

The previous government in January 2015 jettisoned this home-grown reconciliation process which was bearing fruit. In an unprecedented move in the annals of the Human Rights Council, and contrary to Sri Lanka’s stance on country specific resolutions, the government at the time co-sponsored the UNHRC resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

Substantively, the previous government “noted with appreciation”, the much flawed OISL Report, which was used as the basis not only for Resolution 30/1, but also to unjustly vilify the heroic Sri Lankan security forces, possibly the only national security establishment that defeated terrorism in recent times. This was despite there being an abundance of evidence to the contrary, contained in;

– domestic reports such as the LLRC and the ‘Paranagama Commission’

– information presented before the UK House of Lords by Lord Naseby, challenging among other things the vastly exaggerated civilian casualty figures,

– other reports from the UN and international agencies including the ICRC

– as well as exposed diplomatic cables.

Constitutionally, the resolution seeks to cast upon Sri Lanka obligations that cannot be carried out within its constitutional framework and it infringes the sovereignty of people of Sri Lanka and violates the basic structure of the Constitution. This is another factor that has prompted Sri Lanka to reconsider its position on co-sponsorship.

Procedurally, in co-sponsoring Resolution 30/1, the previous Government violated all democratic principles of governance.

– it declared support for the resolution even before the draft text was presented

– it sought no Cabinet approval to bind the country to deliver on the dictates of an international body.

– there was no reference to the Parliament on the process, undertakings and repercussions of such co-sponsorship.

– more importantly the Resolution itself included provisions which are undeliverable due to its inherent illegality, being in violation of the constitution the supreme law of the country.

– it also overruled the reservations expressed by professional diplomats, academia, media and the general public.

– the then President Maithripala Sirisena also stated that he was not consulted on the matter at that time.

– It remains to date a blot on the sovereignty and dignity of Sri Lanka.

The commitments made, bound the country to carry out this experiment, which was impractical, unconstitutional and undeliverable, despite strong opposition and evidence that many of the undertakings couldn’t be carried out, merely to please a few countries.

In terms of reputational damage, it eroded Sri Lankans’ trust in the international system and the credibility of Sri Lanka as a whole in the eyes of the international community. This irresponsible action also damaged long nurtured regional relationships and Non-Aligned as well as South Asian solidarity. The deliberate polarization it sought to cause through trade-offs that resulted in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy being reduced to a ‘zero-sum game’, made my country a ‘pawn’ on the chess board of global politics, and unnecessarily drew Sri Lanka away from its traditional neutrality.

Most seriously, it is seen that the dictated changes in the country pursuant to 30/1, undermined the national interest and compromised national security, including weakening national intelligence operations and related safeguards, which are deemed to have contributed to the lapses that resulted in the Easter Sunday attacks in April 2019, which targeted churches and hotels, resulting in loss of life, including those of foreign nationals, which poses challenges to our government to restore national security.

It is ironic that, in March 2019, the previous government which co-sponsored Resolution 30/1 in October 2015, began the process of dismantling its dictates through the statement, made in this Council by my predecessor, which acknowledged the very real constraints that had been ignored 4 years before at the time of co-sponsoring this resolution. That statement sought to qualify the parameters of co-sponsorship of the Resolution. It questioned;

– the Resolution 30/1’s characterization of the nature of the conflict and the estimated number of deaths,

– pushed back on the alleged culpability of the security forces,

– curtailed the effect of security sector reform demanded

– asserted that the Sri Lanka Constitution precludes involvement of foreign judges and prosecutors in the judicial mechanism proposed.

– Notwithstanding this admission, the former Government continued its co-sponsorship, which fully supported the operationalization of Resolution 30/1.

With the election of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with an overwhelming majority, the people of Sri Lanka have given a clear signal for their wish for a different path forward for the country. As President Rajapaksa stated in his address at the 72nd Commemoration of Independence of Sri Lanka, “We will always defend the right of every Sri Lankan citizen to participate in the political and governance processes through his or her elected representatives”.

According to the wishes of the people of Sri Lanka, while following a non-aligned, neutral foreign policy, our government is committed to examining issues afresh, to forge ahead with its agenda for ‘prosperity through security and development’, and to find home-grown solutions to overcome contemporary challenges in the best interest of all Sri Lankans.

It is in this context that I wish to place on record, Sri Lanka’s decision to withdraw from co-sponsorship of Resolution 40/1 on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ which also incorporates and builds on preceding Resolutions 30/1 of October 2015 and 34/1 of March 2017.

Madam President,

Notwithstanding withdrawing from co-sponsorship of this Resolution, Sri Lanka remains committed to achieving the goals set by the people of Sri Lanka on accountability and human rights, towards sustainable peace and reconciliation. To this end;

Firstly, the Government of Sri Lanka declares its commitment to achieve sustainable peace through an inclusive, domestically designed and executed reconciliation and accountability process, including through the appropriate adaptation of existing mechanisms, in line with the Government’s policy framework. This would comprise the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) headed by a Justice of the Supreme Court, to review the reports of previous Sri Lankan COIs which investigated alleged violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), to assess the status of implementation of their recommendations and to propose deliverable measures to implement them keeping in line with the new Government’s policy.

Secondly, the Government will also address other outstanding concerns and introduce institutional reforms where necessary, in a manner consistent with Sri Lanka’s commitments, including the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). We will implement policies rooted in the Government’s commitment to the people by advancing individual and collective rights and protections under the law, ensuring justice and reconciliation and addressing the concerns of vulnerable sections of society. A discussion has already been held between the President and the UN Resident Coordinator where it has been agreed to connect the relevant UN agencies to help the Government of Sri Lanka in the implementation of the SDGs.

Thirdly, Sri Lanka will continue to remain engaged with, and seek as required, the assistance of the UN and its agencies including the regular human rights mandates/bodies and mechanisms in capacity building and technical assistance, in keeping with domestic priorities and policies.

Finally, in conjunction with all members of the UN, Sri Lanka will seek to work towards the closure of the Resolution.

Madam President,

No one has the well-being of the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multicultural people of Sri Lanka, closer to their heart, than the Government of Sri Lanka. It is this motivation that guides our commitment and resolve to move towards comprehensive reconciliation and an era of stable peace and prosperity for our people. It is therefore our strong conviction that the aforementioned actions within the framework of Sri Lanka’s domestic priorities and policies, are not only realistic but also deliverable.

We call upon all stakeholders, within and outside this august body, to cooperate with Sri Lanka, in this endeavor.

May I conclude quoting the words of Lord Buddha,

“Siyalu sathwayo niduk wethwa, nirogee wethwa, suwapath wethwa”.

May all beings be safe
May all beings be free from suffering,
May all beings be well and happy.

Thank you.

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  • 14
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    Bravo! After a long time we are represented by a person with dignity as compared to that mongrel .. the traitorous dressmaker!

    • 41
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      Empty words,

      Person with dignity!!

      ….my foot,
      ____ be prepared to lose GSP Plus ___

      ___and starve___ Pohottuwa is doomed

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        This is another glib talk to cover up the crime. View of an independent person Shirley Gunnel and anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned and tortured twice, who later was in the panel to implement truth and reconciliation board recommendation in South Africa is completely different. She said ” Truth plus justice plus reparation equals reconciliation. In Sri Lanka I do not hear the truth, I see no commitment to justice either and reparation is detached from the main stem the truth”. When such forthright indictment has been made, how can this fellow come out with such lies and deceptions. India has clearly told to uphold equality, justice, peace and dignity to Tamils, which means that these things are not enjoyed by Tamils. It has been the consistent policy of USA, UK and EU that accountability, reconciliation and human rights are paramount. Just making empty rhetoric to please Sinhala racist segment to get their votes will not take Sri Lanka anywhere. I have been telling that during the last regime, these international players showed leniency in order not to topple the government, but this will not go on for long and at one point stick will be shown especially if a party inimical to their interest comes to power. This is exactly what is going to happen now and the travel ban on army commander is a harbinger to it.

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        Maharage

        “___and starve___ Pohottuwa is doomed”

        Who is going to starve?
        Did you mean war criminals or the innocent stupid people who voted for the crooks?

    • 2
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      Sri Lanka may be the only country in the world where dumb politicians force the children of Native people to learn a language brought by invaders and slaves in the name of reconciliation which has no use at all for their career.
      Because of the stupid policy decision taken by dumb politicians Sinhala children have to learn Demala up to the ninth grade. The irony is ‘Para’ Demalu in Yapanaya do not appoint Sinhala teachers to teach Sinhala to Demala children.

      • 10
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        Unfortunately the “Sakkili Sinhalayas” have no brains to learn anything not even their own language. What they speak is not pure Sinhala but a mixture of Portugese Tamil and Malayalam. Flippin kallthonis from Kerala the Sakkili Sinhalayas

    • 19
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      Words,
      The father (a late minister) of the dressmaker can be very proud of his son, who talk the talk and walk the walk without flip flopping his ideas. Dressmaker says and does what he believes in. He doesn’t cow down for political gain.
      On the other hand the father (again a late minister known as the Lion of Gravel Mound) of this “person with dignity” maybe wriggling in his grave due to the shame of his son, who became a lackey of MR. Those days the father didn’t even give two hoots to MR family, but now the son is licking boots. Wonder what is the secret MR knows about the son to control him.

      • 8
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        Simply being blackmailed by the R clan

    • 14
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      Words,
      .
      This BP has not the least knowledge about external politics. I have no doubt this man would bring us to stalemate situation as was the case under BP Mahinda for sure.
      :
      Wait and see, now with all succesptablities to CORONA virus epidemy, I have no doubt, lanken state would sink drastically, because the state would no thave sufficient funds to proect their citizens as is the case in many other countries. With all the huge loans to be paid this year, not even any financial bodies being ready to issues with interest senstive to our country, knowing that ballige puthas would never be able to manage it properly as had been the case prior to 2015, we the nation are dark mared in today s situation.
      :
      MCC or other pacts could work well for the benefit of the masses, but BPs of Rajakshes prefered and set it in favour of them, since their high crime investigations were about to squeeze the buggers to all edges. #

      Former govt never revealed the levels of the country was dragged by BALLIGE putha led Rajakshe rule.
      I think it was a real big mistake. Media was allowed to mislead the nation and it paved the way uncultured bastards being back to power.

      People are made ETERNAL fools so that they could harvest the votes and build up a 2/3 majority in next election.

      I think a necessity of building up a real revolution against Rajakashes are in making.

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        Sinhala- German expert

        You are like a Corona virus should be eradicated from the Earth. You people should not be allowed to enter in this country. Only can bark from distance.

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          Latha G,
          yOU COULD be an another pros woman to Rajakashe clan, akin to that pawithra the bed pan.
          But we woul dnever allo BPs to represent us in the outside world. Just imagine, not even 100 days passed by, balligeputhas have created an another conflict with UNO as of now.
          Just that GOOD governance govt settled it by improving human rights in this country, allowed us a lot incl. GSP plus and that fisheries concessions. All is forgotten today…. actually we should go protest against Rajakashes even today for his high crimes and the manner they looted and made us CHINESE debt trap number one.
          Prostitutes that work for Rajakshes would not get it easily.

    • 9
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      Words

      “After a long time we are represented by a person with dignity as compared to that mongrel .. the traitorous dressmaker!”

      Mangala Samaraweera tried to stop the island hitting bottom.
      However this brave smartass little man digging deeper and deeper , ………………
      He failed to realise when he wants the country to come out of the pit he and his fellow bigots must stop digging.

      But then bigots are bigots simply because they never possessed the ability to think, you for example.

    • 8
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      Boralugoda BP with his nasal voice would argue according to him, but nothing will change regarding the view they the west have on Rajakashes looters. At the time, they the bunch of thugs demolished the parliament during that FAKE govt two years ago, this bp and others supported it.
      :
      I have no doubt, this nation would be imposed with Trade embargo in the days to come. They the bps criticise the ggoverannce today, but if not for them, BP Mahinda would long have been punished by Hague. One bad thing GG overnance did was not to have taken strict measures in that regard. High crimes such as Lasantha, Ekanligoda and Rugby player were just buried under the carpet.

      May powerful lightning be on these men and allow them be victims for all the high crimes these buggers have deliberately perpetrated.

    • 0
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      sWord – Bravo! Send a sword right up your ……!

    • 0
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      Sri Lankan politics is very strange. When the politician is inside the country and if the election is close, Sri Lanka turns into a Sinhala-Buddhist country. During other times and when the politician is outside the country, Sri Lanka turns into a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multicultural country.

      • 0
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        Sri Lanka is a “Sinhala Buddha Rata” anyone who doesn’t agree they can leave this country. UN and the US cannot dictate us.

  • 26
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    ‘Apparently, Truthful’ lies have been let loose. Reconciliation cannot be one sided- It is not what you give by force and others oblige by taking it through fear. After the military defeat of LTTE you have come to the conclusion that there are no proper representatives for the Tamils. Maybe this position was amplified by the actions and inaction of the TNA- particularly its leaders like Sampanthar and Sumanthiran (SAM/ SUM). Despite this sell out all is not lost. Your government will ensure that Tamils are not treated equally by the Colonisation and dismantling of Hindu Temples, thus pushing the Tamils to the wall. Thereby the world will realize their folly if and when they support your actions against the Tamils.

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      K.Anaga,
      “Your government will ensure that Tamils are not treated equally by the Colonisation and dismantling of Hindu Temples, thus pushing the Tamils to the wall.”

      Native Sinhalayo will not hesitate even to push ‘Para’ Demalu in Yapanaya who are the descendants of slaves from Hindusthan all the way to the Indian Ocean if they continue with their anti-Sinhala Buddhist rhetoric and actions. Learn to face the truth that this is the Land of Sinhala Buddhists and Vedda Eththo. All the others are ‘Para’. They live in this country because Sinhala Buddhists were kind enough to give them citizenship in Sinhale.

      ‘Para’ Demalu fooled the International Community once by carrying out anti-Sinhala Buddhist propaganda but Sinhalayo will not allow that to happen again. Sinhalayo will expose to the International Community who these ‘Para’ Demalu pretending as Tamils and how they happened to be in Sri Lanka.

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        Eagle!
        “Sinhalaya will expose…………”
        Do not expose your self too much -you may be charged for ‘Indecent Exposure’.

      • 2
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        Not only Native Sinhalayo, but also tamils, muslims and burgher if they were born to lanken soils should be treated with same spoon. If this basics are not familiar you to you, i wonder how you the KIND of BP got refuged in Ausiland. ?
        Either shut up your orifices or get some treatments in order to put you normal, through by psychologists.
        I really wonder why you the kind of BP feels being needed to be kept above ?
        Either tamil fellow students raped you during your Peradeniya stay, or wthin your family, knowing that you are married to a tamil woman.
        I believe, in that very family, you felt like you are low caste, and her might be wellala kulaya.
        Ballige puthas of your nature should leave from our home country leaving us all in peace.
        If CORONA virus could do the job, It would be the need of the hour.
        Please Mahinda Pala bp, leave us in peace…. GIVE us a break. Thank you.

  • 5
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    Srilanka have achieved the goals set by the people of Sri Lanka on accountability and human rights, towards sustainable peace and reconciliation. countries around the world must demand not to keep rewinding the past and vote for it. and spend time in infectious-disease become a growing player in outbreaks world-wide. People are dying at present and this department is speaking of past.which is more priority.Think of your priorities in Timing is everything

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        For me, Verite is CIA and the Church.

        • 6
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          Tell that to the Cardinal the God Father of Mahinda.

          • 6
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            BUDDHIST –
            a no, no, no,
            he’s shiranthi rajapuka’s toyboy who dances and gyrates to all her whims and fancies.?
            =
            he must be disrobed, become a common man and be a kept man.?
            disgusting state of affairs.?
            why cannot his eminence the holy father do something to bring sanity to the sad sorry Lankan roman catholic community.?
            cheerless disgust. A>J.

          • 0
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            Malcom Ranjith got all he wanted from Mahinda including a top DPL post to Australia to his Niece.

  • 21
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    Uzn should.ujderstand this is a Statement by war criminals who continue with structural genocide of Tamils continuing the ethnic.cleansong in a different format.since LTTE no more there to defend the Tamil.civilians.
    UN has the.moral respons6as their member countries unwittingly supported the Genocide of 2009.
    It is time they take these war criminals to Haque and hang them

    • 13
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      While accepting there had been no solution for the minority issues in SL, it also should be accepted that the atrocities committed were by both sides LTTE and the Armed Forces. There are clear evidence (videos) to prove that the Army and LTTE both were involved in human rights violations. But the Army violated even after Prabaharan was killed and the war came to an end (videos).

      On the other hand it also should be noted that in a Democracy majority decisions will be carried forward. In such an environment all what the Minorities should ask for is an Independent Commission open to public and monitored by Local Judges from all communities (similar to South African Truth and Justice Commission). All media, local and international should be allowed to witness the proceedings. This TNA should push for. Only those human rights violations that were committed after the war ended should be punished.

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        Buddhist,
        Videos filmed in UK studios by Channel 4.

        Why Native Sinhala tax payers waste their money to find out the truth when they know the truth. The truth is descendants of Demala slaves brought to Sinhale by colonial parasites declared war against the Government of Sri Lanka by killing 13 soldiers and subsequently launching a barbaric terrorist campaign to slaughter Sinhalayo to grab a part of the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo to create a separate State. In response, the Government of Sri Lanka launched a military campaign against terrorists when all the attempts to reach a settlement through negotiations failed. The Sri Lankan Armed Forces killed the terrorist leader Piripakaran Bellige Putha and wiped out his barbaric army LTTE. That is the end of the story.

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          Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

          “Why Native Sinhala tax payers waste their money to find out the truth when they know the truth. “

          Could you name those Sinhala/Buddhists who pay tax.
          They are into all kinds of tax fiddling, Tax evading, Tax avoiding, creative accounting , …

          You should not trouble yourself worrying about wasting Sinhala/Buddhist money (its stolen anyway). If I were you I will let the rich Diaspora to bear the full cost (over price your services) and mark up and make a neat profit for yourself.

          • 10
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            “Could you name those Sinhala/Buddhists who pay tax.”

            Isn’t that the truth.

            Ha ha ha

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          Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

          “Videos filmed in UK studios by Channel 4.”

          Pottu Amman made it when he was in Mullaitivu before being turning himself to Gota.

        • 1
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          You better watch out buddy you could be soon a victim of the Corona virus and woe be unto you if you struggle to breathe,it will be the medication from Tamilnadu that has to come to your rescue in case you survive. You better keep your mouth shut and do not breathe the virus that has hit the shores of Sri Lanka. May you RIP if you happen to kick the bucket. Tomorrow the Henahura is switching places for the detriment of the country you might even end up as a Bellige Putha which I think you are already one

          • 2
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            Weeraputhra the vesaputhra,?
            in English, there’s a great saying –
            what goes around will always come around and will hit you on your infertile nuts.?
            =
            cheers, Aj.

        • 3
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          Pls do not display your ignorance in public.

          • 0
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            The Muslims arrived in this country before Vijeya landed. Muslims helped Vijeya and his comrades to settle in this country.

            If Vijeya did not arrive there wont be a Sinhala race.

    • 4
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      Dilshan,
      This is a statement against ‘Para’ Demala barbarians who committed war crimes and their foreign hypocritical henchmen. Instead of honoring ‘Ranaviruwo’ of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces for giving the opportunity to all the people in Sri Lanka irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion to live in peace by eliminating ‘Para’ Demala terrorist barbarians, these bloody rascals fabricated war crime charges against ‘Ranaviruwo’. Ungrateful ‘Para’ Wellala Demala politicians also have taken their side. All these rascals who support anti-Sri Lanka actions by UNHRC should be branded as traitors and punished.

      • 5
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        eager less,?
        a world record all dislikes in double and may have in total hit the 1000’s.?
        =
        keep on posting your negative racist comments you sick weirdo.?
        a psychiatrist’s dream.?

      • 3
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        Eagle Eye,
        We are thinking of passing CORONA virus to Rajakashes clan, thinking that would be the best way to please the victims of that high criminal family.
        I THINK if corona virus would take MR and the rest in that family, this island would become free from EVEN the worst virus ahead of us. Ballige puthas looted and raped this nation, but again got elected by abusing the gullible mentality of the masses.
        My heart is mourning when thinking about the grievances of people, but MR and his criminals make every thing with the loot they gathered on and on. May the world be aware of the high crimes of bp Rajakshes. Even that bond scam is now in low moving mode, because they understood ballige puthas had done lot more losses deliberately than all together experienced under GG governance.

  • 9
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    Srilanka should act as a nation. The party politics should endup within the nation. When it deals with other nations or international institutions other party is not at all worried which party earlier dealt and which party is in power now.

    • 14
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      Agree, but the Tamils, especially in the North are talking about a Tamil Nation, this should stop. There should be no Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim Nation or Ethnic group identifications. It should be “Sri Lanka Nation” and “Sri Lankan”.

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        Estate Tamil

        “There should be no Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim Nation or Ethnic group identifications. “

        I am sorry, have you noticed the Sinhala/Buddhists are bent on not only started converting this island into a Sinhala/Buddhist country but they have already renamed it a Sinhala/Buddhist country?

        What do you have to say about it?

        “It should be “Sri Lanka Nation” and “Sri Lankan”.

        Why?

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          Native this so called Estate Tamil is no Tamil at all but a Sinhalese , posting anti Tamil propaganda under a Tamil identity. Just like the so called Eelam Tamil Patriot. He no Tamil Patriot but another Sinhalese racist , deliberately posting stupid extremist garbage to make to Tamils look ridiculous

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            @Siva Shankar Fagot Sharma

            You scums are not a patch on me or my sacrifices to Tamil Eelam. Did not I say I was falicitated as Eelam Tamil Patriot by none other than Thalaivar himself.
            You are a dim witted pig , who has no respect for the elders of Tamil Eelam. You are reaping Beni fits of our blood and sweat. You are not worth to even my shit, you fagot.

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              Another Sinhalese racist posting under various identities . Eelam Tamil Patriot, Eelam Tamil Policy Maker . it is you not me who is the Fagot. Sold your soul to the devil.

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            Siva Sankaran Sharma, I am a Tamil and a Grand Son of an Estate Labourer who came from India to work in the plantation sector and I am proud to say it in public.

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              Yes , you are a Tamil and I am German. Happy?

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          Native Fake Vedda,
          “I am sorry, have you noticed the Sinhala/Buddhists are bent on not only started converting this island into a Sinhala/Buddhist country but they have already renamed it a Sinhala/Buddhist country?”

          Sinhale was a Sinhala Buddhist country before colonial parasites landed here because the people in Sinhale were predominantly Sinhala Buddhists. There were few Demalu who were the remnants of invaders from Hindusthan and Muslims who came from Arab countries for trade and from India as refugees.
          Colonial rulers changed the demographic composition by bringing millions of Dravida slaves from Hindusthan/India to work in their plantations. That should not prevent Sinhala Buddhists who are the majority in Sri Lanka to reclaim the lost status due to colonial rule.
          In 1948, Native Sinhalayo did not get full independence. That was only the beginning to move towards full independence. Native Sinhalayo are moving in that path overcoming the hurdles placed by ‘Para’ people who entered this country illegally and gained citizenship.

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            After 1948 we have become a very poor 3rd world begging nation. We are begging not only from India and China but from the whole world. We are being dragged down to a poor begging country within a few decades after independence and became the number one supplier of women slaves to the Arabs. The West looks at Sri Lanka as a poverty stricken poor begging nation and according to them, beggars can’t be choosers.

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          Simple answer – there should be a beginning, at least thinking this way and acting this way from the Govt down would change the situation.

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        Estate Tamil,
        Can you please tell us why the Census and Statistics Department make a distinction as ‘Sri Lankan Tamils’ and ‘Indian Tamils’?
        To my knowledge, origin of all the Demala people who live in Sri Lanka is Hindusthan/India.

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        Eagle!
        “Sinhalaya will expose…………”
        Do not expose your self too much -you may be charged for ‘Indecent Exposure’.

      • 0
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        I agree with you

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    Native Sinhalayo have to go through this bloody nonsense because:
    1. Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial parasites brought Dravida slaves from Hindusthan and dumped them in Sinhale.
    2. Kind hearted Sinhala Buddhists gave citizenship to Dravida slaves and their descendants instead of deporting them to Hindusthan from where they were brought.
    3. Stupid Sinhala politicians failed to tame the racist ‘Para’ Demala politicians who promoted the idea of a separate State for the descendants of slaves who were brought to Sinhale illegally by colonial parasites, soon after country gained independence from colonial rule.
    4. Some foreign countries directly and indirectly provided support to ‘Para’ Demala terrorists.
    5. A political leader decided to hand over one third of the country to the terrorist leader.
    6. Intervention of some foreign countries and International Bodies in internal affairs of Sri Lanka which is unethical.
    7. Hypocrisy of some so called ‘Developed’ countries. Instead of praising the Government of Sri Lanka and its Armed Forces for wiping out one of the most barbaric terrorist campaign that lasted for three decades and restoring peace, some countries and International Bodies started charging the Sri Lankan Government and its Armed Forces as war criminals and human rights violators.
    8. Some descendants of slaves who were given citizenship by Native Sinhalayo taking an anti-Sri Lanka and anti-Sri Lankan Armed Forces position and demanding international intervention in domestic affairs.
    9. Some Sinhala politicians behaving as traitors.

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      Eagle Eye,
      You and your kindhearted crap. Before so called kindhearted Sinhalayas showed kindness to Tamil labourers, Sinhalayas were under Dravida Kings. Then those proud Sinalayas were worshiping Tamil kings, and addressing them as “Ape Deyiyo”. Our last king was a Dravidian Nayakkar man came from South India. Have a look at the document of 1815 Kandyan Convention to see how many so called pure Sinhala Adikarams signed it in Tamil. Learn your History first. I am a good Buddhist Sinhalaya coming from deep South (but not like those treacherous Rajapakse clan who would do anything to get the power, they too are responsible for ruining our good Sinhala Buddhist values) . Good Sinhala Buddhist will not attack or ridicule (saying Para Demala) anyone because that person, or group of people are not Sinahala Buddhist. Good Sinhala, Buddhist will practice tolerance, which Buddha taught us. You are a real good product of what Rajapaksas, and the ludicrous cheewaradhaareen (no disrespect to pious Buddhist priests) want Sinhalayas to be.

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        Guruge,
        There were few Dravida war lords from Hindusthan who colonized and ruled Northern part of Sinhale for short periods.
        The last King of Sinhale was a Nayakkar who became a Sinhala person by taking a Sinhala name and a Buddhist by embracing Buddhism. Under such circumstances, Native Sinhalayo had no problem in accepting him as the King. Similar things have happened even in countries like England.

        For your information, ‘Para’ in Sinhala means foreign origin. Demala is the official term for Dravidians who came to Sinhale from Hindusthan/India. Demalu are not Tamils. They are a hochpoch of Dravidians from Hindusthan. The language they speak is not Tamil spoken by Tamils in Tamil Nadu. Except in situations where they want to use Demalu in Sri Lanka for political maneuvering, Tamils in Tamil Nadu do not recognize Demalu in Sri Lanka as Tamils.

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        Guruge

        “Learn your History first.”

        Sorry Eagle Eye is brain dead and blind he/she/it only repeats the same slogans again and again as if he was reciting history of Sri Lanka.

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        Dear Guruge,
        .
        I have no time to read all that has been written.
        However, I have read through your comment carefully and agree with every word in it.
        .
        You are quite right. It is now the DUTY of all decent Sinhalese to fight for the rights of all minorities, (especially those speaking the Tamil language of which I know nothing, but in which my elder daughter has reasonable fluency, owing to my efforts made in the 1970s and 1980s) to live with dignity in the land of their birth.
        .
        I was born in Uva, but both my parents, like yours, were from the Southern Province (the Gin Ganga area). It is true that I was brought up an Anglican, but by now I can see that the Westerners, whom so many of our “Kalu Suddhas” worship, came here for economic reasons. However, they left behind a lot of their culture – which I have imbibed. Much of their culture is benign. There were “animals” among them, like the butcher Brownrigg, but I begin to fear that some of our “celebrated War Heroes” are worse. Honour that Haslaka ex-monk who blew up a Tiger tank at Elephant Pass, by all means. A foolish War certainly produced heroes on both sides, but not the official ones.

        .
        We brown Sri Lankan citizens must all work together so that every citizen of our land (save any hidebound racists of the Eagle Eye and the Rajapaksa clan) ensures that all humans living on this planet work towards the establishment of a World Order different from what the likes of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson would like the World to be. We have other battles like climate change, exploitation and bigotry to fight.
        .
        Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man” NIC 483111444V

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          Dear Mr Panini Edirisinghe,

          Mr Sinhala man, I could not hear from you long. I have been touring in SL these days and would like to come and visit you. Just let me know if you could meet up in Colombo somewhere. I ve been on a hectic schedule, but I could change my plans if you would please let me know where you stay these days.

          Take good care of you Mr SM. As you know I will pray for you whereever I am going to be. All the best for you… as always.

          May this country be filled with more of SMs and Native Veddas is my wish for the moment. But having spoken with various walks of people within few days, I have the feeling many would have been pleased to welcome ” ratathanakola” as their staple food. Most of them are thrown to be in INDIFFERENT mode for some reasons.

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            Dear Desperate Sinhalaya,
            .
            It looks as though you’ve not noticed that I placed as many as nine comments at the bottom of Dr Siri Gamage’s article. This one:
            .
            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/expanding-university-education-argument-for-an-asian-model-to-promote-eastern-knowledge/
            .
            I’m now in Bandarawela. The “Primary Sports Meet of the S. Thomas’ school is tomorrow morning: 9 to 12. I will go down the hill to the school early tomorrow, just to rub it in that the Headmaster cannot prevent it. He got the Security guys to stop me from attending the Senior version about three weeks back. The Police told him in no uncertain way that could not do such things.
            .
            Please go through that earlier link to study how systematically I’ve been working. I will go to Maharagama on Sunday, and be there until the election is over on Wednesday, the 4th, at the Kollupitiya school.
            .
            If I CT publishes an article by me before that, will you comment on it? If such comments snowball then they could well sway the result. “The result”? As you know, I don’t want to win; I want only to establish a democratic tradition. Headmaster Dushantha Rodrigo in Colpetty has been very nice.
            .
            Do you want my Maharagama address?
            .
            If Christopher Balraj cheats again, then you must protest – after doing your homework.

            .

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              Dear Mr SM,

              thank you so much. Please forgive me for not having checked them regularly. With coron breakthrough, I had been busy with my travels related to the job all the weeks.. the stress I have been going through is not explainable by words. If I would miss anything, that is based on my lack of time reasons, sir.
              I really dont want you to display your pvt address on this or other platform. Fact is that the Babarians are back to act the same manner as had been before and you never know what would be their next step. Please take good care of you Mr. As you know we all love you and we d love personalities of your nature be more in this god punished island.
              :
              We keep fingers crossed for you . Yes I will definitely comment on yours next and I keep asking others (goodies) on this and other forums to do so.

              By the way, you once shared us that there are lot more destitute people in Wellawaya area – this I discussed with a few known to me. Many of them shared me the opposite views that there is no such poverty in that area… is that true ?

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                Dear Desperate Sinhalaya,
                .
                Thanks for clearly responding that you will comment on behalf of justice.
                .
                I think the poor are finding it increasingly difficult, but let’s stick to specifics – which means not dabbling with Wellawaya! Also, no point in being timorous. You wanted to meet me – so let’s meet. All that you say indicates that you are in the Colombo area. You know my name. My house is next to the MOH Office, Maharagama. It will not be all that difficult for you to locate me. Do so. As already stated one has to be decisive, whatever one does!
                .
                Contrary to what I expected, I was not allowed into the school today. Security were not hostile, but they have to carry out orders. Complained to the Police. Satisfactory. However, the HQI and the other officer who realised that what I have been saying must be taken seriously were on leave.
                .
                Since our concerns are sincere let’s get to know one another, but not waste precious time talking vaguely. Later, yes, we can indulge in bonhomie.

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                  Dear Panini, you have disclosed your ID number, from which I infer your date of birth as 6th of November 1948. (two years younger than me).

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                    Yes, I know that the ID number can be used to calculate the date of birth. I don’t know how to do it myself. Are you also implying that we share the same birthday every year?
                    .
                    Hats off to the older and cleverer man!
                    .
                    Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 48 3111 444V) aka Sinhala_Man

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        Mr Guruge, I am related to that Dr Guruge who died in CA few years ago.
        :
        I am telling you that we the sinhalayos would have been damaged by EAGLE eye or the kind of ultra racists. We have made every efforts to send him to Kindergarten in Downunder but BP seems to be not getting the least towards the truths.
        :
        Ridiculously enough Egal AKA Mahindapala would please both orifices or Rajakshes but shutting his 5 senses all along. I really wonder why the GOD let this bugger continue with his kind of biasaed info.
        This country and nation are misled by the kind of Bps and they made it possible Rajakshe BPs be back and let them loot from where they stoped earlier.

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    ” domestically designed”
    You idiot and others like you were designing from 1948. Result is Tamil Genocide
    You are also redefining Buddhism.

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      Anpu

      I understand the western world might consider tracking down money trail as one of the options. Do you hear anything in similar nature?

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    Dinesh Gunawardena’s statement is ridiculous when there were three constitutions within a period of 30 years which saw three communal riots engineered by the Sinhala politicians. The last two constitutions were intended to suppress the minority in all forms. The extent of the suppression of Tamils led to the uprising of the Tamil youths. The issue is not whether they are right or wrong, but what happened to the innocent Tamils who were handed over by their loved ones to the Armed Forces who promised to return them after inquiry. Please answer to the issue of persons who have disappeared. Please do not bluff by stating economic developments. What is the economic development carried out for the prosperity and unity of the country. President is only appointing military officials to key posts to monitor the Tamils and suppress it. Not only the Tamils, Rajapaksa’s government also went to the extent of murdering sportsman like Wasim Thajudeen and was there justice. What is this reconciliation you are speaking of when number of journalists were murdered and freedom of opinion as enshrined in the constitution has become a question mark. For instance, the behaviour of Wimal Weerawansa itself was threat of what you said. It is not the well-being of the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural people that are closer to the heart of your rulers, but the well-being of China. Look at Singapore, Switzerland, Canada, etc. which are closer to the people. If you are genuine why wait for such a long time and disgracing the UN. It is sad to hear that Sri Lanka will be isolated from the international community.

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      I agree with you 100%. All these lies and excuses are to fool the Sinhalese masses for the next Election. The War criminals are promoted to Government’s top posts. Now they cannot go out of the country. These people will learn a bitter lesson soon. The link below will explain in detail the Genocide of Tamils and UN’s next move:
      TIME FOR UNHRC TO ACT FIRMLY ON WAR CRIMES COMMITTED IN SRI LANKA Sri Lanka is fast moving towards a military state and is now promoting alleged war criminals to top posts in Military and Government Departments. https://www.academia.edu/41902835/TIME_FOR_UNHRC_TO_ACT_FIRMLY_ON_WAR_CRIMES_COMMITTED_IN_SRI_LANKA

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    A truly remarkeable speech which lays out facts crystal clear.
    \
    The only thing left now is to print a copy of this speech and rub the snouts of Awamangala and Samantha Power on it.
    \
    The suffering Tamils will support it more than anyone else.

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      N. Vedanayagam

      “A truly remarkeable speech which lays out facts crystal clear.”

      Do you think so?
      Tell us why.

      “The only thing left now is to print a copy of this speech and rub the snouts of Awamangala and Samantha Power on it.”

      Perhaps it is good for wiping their a**e, then of course it would be costly and environmentally not so friendly.

      “The suffering Tamils will support it more than anyone else.”

      You mean Douglas, Pillyan, KP, Karuna, ……………………

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    Tamil issue now is no issue. Sinhalese, muslims, tamils, burger, malay everybody live together now in harmony. The problem for them now is how to live with this ever escalting cost of living, underworld and racism incorporated by politicians to get into the parliment and continue their mary way of robbing the country.

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      Boru kiyana Boralugoda Chikis

      “Tamil issue now is no issue. Sinhalese, muslims, tamils, burger, malay everybody live together now in harmony. “

      If so the government should have commenced demobilisation of armed forces many years ago. Why do the state maintain a large unproductive mob in camps possibly on top of large grave pits?

      Conveniently you do not seem to remember the riots against Muslims in 2013, March 2018, April 2019, …..

      Kamal Gunaratne the single handed general is itching for a fight since self proclaimed strongman appointed him as the Defence Secretary.

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        So do you mean to insult General Gunaratne?

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          Boru kiyana Boralugoda Chikis

          “So do you mean to insult General Gunaratne?”

          Kamal Gunaratne the single handed general is itching for a fight since self proclaimed strongman appointed him as the Defence Secretary.

          Watch what has happened at Sooriyawewa Stadium yesterday:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=49&v=ag3GsWl3WWI&feature=emb_logo

          What are Gunaratne’s goons in green armed from head to toe doing at the Sooriyawewa Stadium where the day should have been an enjoyable experience for cricket fans. Only the police should have been deployed.

          But then what else do you expect from a fascist regime?
          Did Gota and his single handed generals use agent provocateurs to start disturbances in order to tighten his grip on civilians.
          Gota has already brought his goons to the streets. Members of army, navy, airforce, ….. are deployed on the streets to control traffic.

          In 2011 Gota wanted his goons to run all the stadiums in this island. This could be part of his plan.

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      The burning question is what happens when the Coronavirus invades the country ? all nationalities will have to jump into the ocean and drown. On one side the COL is on top of you and on top of you is the idiotic big talk president and his dumb brother. Either way the people are getting squeezed and crushed. The Rajapakse’s want to borrow more money so they can torture you some more. By the way if they get the virus they too will be kaput,no country will take them and there goes their hidden wealth

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    I think this is Mahinda Rajapakse antiques. I heard the president was inert to this, just who cares.

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    Fortunately, it was not a plane load to fight the GENEVA I suppose.

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      JD

      “Fortunately, it was not a plane load to fight the GENEVA I suppose.”

      Sarath Weerasekara was seen chatting with his loyal followers in Geneva.
      Do you know who paid for his passage?
      By the way where is Channa Jayasumana who went all the way to Geneva a year ago to teach/present this island’s history in 8 minutes?
      Is he still trumphing up false charges against Dr Shafi Siyabdeen in Kurunegala?

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    He read a well prepared document . We will hear the repercussion of it with time to come and when he meets the Commissioner General on Friday. I wonder what the response of the co sponsors of the resolution would be.. You can watch live proceeding on UNHCR Live Webcast

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      Renu

      Nothing will happen until these little men finally decide to stop digging. It would be too late. Had they treated all people well, strangers/foreigners would not have dared to grope the women folks.

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    Dineshu

    “No one has the well-being of the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multicultural people of Sri Lanka, closer to their heart, than the Government of Sri Lanka.”

    You are not kidding, are you?

    Only a few months ago Gota the national hangman at his coronation ceremony at Ruwanveli Maha Seya (Dutta Gamani who won the Demela who believed to have built this vihare) a symbol of Sinhala domination, a glorious mythical past, …. has this to say to his loyal supporters:

    Excerpt from Ceremonial inauguration at Ruwanveli Maha Seya
    https://www.dailynews.lk/2019/11/19/local

    “We must protect the Sinhala culture and heritage that has a history of thousands of years. State patronage will be given to protect our age-old moral values, traditions and rituals and oneness.”
    ….
    ….
    “I will be dedicated to protect and nurture the Buddha Sasana during my tenure.”

    Dineshu
    Do you really think everyone who listened to you or read your lies believe you?
    Stop being a child grow up.

    White lies are occasional and considered:
    small fibs, harmless, without malicious intent, told to spare another’s feelings or avoid getting in trouble, ….

    Pathological lies are:

    told frequently and compulsively, told for no apparent reason or gain
    continuous, told to make the teller appear heroic or the victim
    not deterred by guilt or risk of getting found out

    Examples of pathological lying:
    creating a false history, such as saying they’ve achieved or experienced something they haven’t
    claiming to have a life-threatening illness that they don’t have
    telling lies to impress others, such as saying they’re related to a famous person

    https://www.healthline.com/health/pathological-liar#identification

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      Dineshu

      Sometimes it’s okay to fib, for example very often somass, Helass, ….. wannihami, Taraki, … make outrageous statements.
      However pathological liars are dangerous to people, almost all pathological liars are likely to possess evil mind, eventually turn into psychopaths, believing in their own lies. ..

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        Lying veddas together with their foreign masters cannot subjugate the country forever. They thought they vanquished the natives in 2015 for good. Their logic and calculations were repeated in forums like CT insisting that the natives can never rise. So they started believing in their own rhetoric. And……..they were truly surprised and rudely shocked by the natives verdict. They never understand the history of the land…………..

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          Helass

          “Lying veddas together with their foreign masters cannot subjugate the country forever.”

          Stop, Observe and Think (if at all possible).

          I can understand why you are so pathetically unfit to think about the country, its problems, solutions, ……………… therefore there is a terrible need for you stupid bigots to blame everything except yourself.

          With your mindset the island will never be freed as it now has too many masters, ruled by crooks, criminals, war criminals, …. all because you and your bigoted Sinhala/Buddhists never treated their own people well.

          There are no other natives other than Veddahs in this island.
          All others including yourself are the descendants of Kallathonie South Indians.

          “They never understand the history of the land…………..”

          Whose history are you talking about?

          ( history is written by the victors and framed according to the prejudices and bias existing on their side. – George Graham Vest)

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        NV
        I am the only Sinhalese in this forum who supports a separate Homeland for Tamils (all Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival scattered accros the island ) . However I never fail to emphasise that my preferred option for the Tamils is to retain the right to live anywhere in the island as equal citizens.

        Soma

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          somass

          ” However I never fail to emphasise that my preferred option for the Tamils is to retain the right to live anywhere in the island as equal citizens.”

          Do you know what my preferred option is, to return/deport/repatriate all Sinhala/Tamil speaking descendants of Kallathonies irrespective of their religion, region, gender, sexual preferences, caste, or the date of arrival.

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        Vedda

        “Pathological liars are likely to possess evil mind, eventually turn into psychopaths, believing in their own liers.

        Very true. This is exactly what has happened to Sri Lankan Tamils.

        When there were and still there lot of Naga tribes in whole of India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Iran, Kashmir and other Middle eastern countries even Sri Lankan Nagas used Sinhala Prakrit, which bull found Nagas were Tamils. You produced list of resent names as a proof.

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          latha

          Are you deranged?

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    Dinesh,
    Did Basil Rajapaksa give up US citizenship in protest of Military commander’s ban?
    Did Gotabaya Rajapakse family give up their US citizenship?
    It is US who banned Military commander?
    Why President is silent?

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    If the GoSL will inquire into Resolution 40/1 why had the Rajapaksa govt not inquired into the violations in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and why the Srisena govt keep asking for more time from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018? In 2019 without any inquiry it denied that there were any war Crimes or Crimes against humanity. Srisena then appointed the main person accused of the Crimes as the Head of the Armed Forces. The current GoSL promoted him. And it now interfering in the judiciary.

    May be there can be two Commission of inquiry. One composed of TNA appointed members and another appointed by the President and Prime Minister. Both monitored by a committee of retired international Supreme Court judges. Their final report can then be merged by the Jurors who monitored the two inquiries. Their decisions shall be implemented by the GoSL monitored by the UN.

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      Dear Dr Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam,
      .
      Although I have commented here on ethnic issues, at this moment I’m kept busy by issues related to education. I am firmly of the view that every little village and estate school must reach the highest possible level.
      .
      However, at this moment my attention is focussed on the (then elite) schools that I studied in, and in one of which your elder brother was the cadet master in the 1950s and 60s. I hate it when I have to write in denigration of the very schools that I studied in, but I may soon have to write the sequel to this Christmas Eve article:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/some-thomian-pharisees-are-adamant-on-the-need-to-cheat/
      .
      Being a retired man, myself, I cannot do much to influence what is happening in government schools. But these private schools have one positive. Children of different backgrounds and religious persuasions study in them.
      .
      If CT accepts a sequel to this article, please make known your views on the cheating that is going to be attempted on Wednesday, the 4th of March at STPS, Kollupitiya. I have visited all the schools. Rev. Dushyantha Rodrigo of the Kollupitiya school alone is worthy of respect.
      .
      So, if an article from me does appear, don’t tell yourselves that you don’t understand the context. The problems arise from vagueness in Sections 1.5.2 and 1.5.3 of this document:
      .
      http://www.stcg62group.org/PDF/College/05_Rules_of_STC_Board_of_Governors.pdf
      .
      Was it always the intention of those who drew up these rules to play ducks and drakes with the teachers who so often come from a lower class in society? Marxists, awake! There is some need for your ideology, although I have clearly stated that I won’t be acting like a typical Trade Unionist. I’m too old for that! Run a genuine candidate and defeat me!

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    Excellent move, long overdue!

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      Sinhalese garbage stop posting anti Tamil posts under my identity here and at various other forums , local and international. Use your own Sinhalese garbage identity

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        Dear SSS,
        .
        I have no idea who you are
        , and my memory is not so sharp that I can keep in mind what line the user of every pseudonym is in the habit of plugging. There are some racist Tamils with whom I just cannot agree. Some like Mallaiyuran (my spelling is possibly wrong, but all of us know the guy) write so frequently, at such length, that they are exasperating.
        .
        However, let me assure you that guys like me keep our eyes open for that gravatar – which depends (I’m almost sure) on the e-mail address used to submit. What that guy has done is dishonest. Yes, he probably is Sinhalese garbage bringing disgrace upon all of us who speak Sinhala as our mother tongue.
        .
        So, all readers who wish to submit comments, remember: never use your regular email address to post comments. I’m sure that Colombo Telegraph also approves of what we’re doing.
        .
        To solve our problems we must start by being honest!
        .
        Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man” NIC 483111444V

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    It is very pathetic to listen an American educated well behaving gentleman Mr. Dinesh Gunawardene had been thrusted with a task of reading a report in the U.N. assembly ,containing full of lies,misstatements, bogus promises ,expecting the world -body would trust this Report and would not take any further action against Sri Lanka to the contrary. What ever that were being agreed by a previous Government are implied to be binding the succeeding Government at an international level and internal politics wouldn’t have any impact on an already voted agreement.

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    Excellent speech.

    “The end of the brutal conflict advanced, secured and protected one of the fundamental human rights – the ‘right to life’ for all Sri Lankans- Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslims and others.”

    The human rights champions can’t follow this simple logic. By ending the war once and for all, the Sri Lankan Government ensured that fewer Tamils would die in the future. The other point is that 95% of the “victims” in the final stages of the war were civilians used as human shields by the LTTE. LTTE did not let these people surrender (if they tried to go to the government side, they were shot in the legs), but at the end, all the LTTE leaders including fat pig tried to surrender with white flag. Somehow, it is a “war crime” for the SLA to give these buggers the punishment which they clearly deserved. Any fool can see, after 30 years, LTTE would not go down without a violent struggle. That is the nature of fascist organizations. You cannot bring a cricket bat to the gun fight and expect to win.

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    Sri Lanka is notorious for false promises, broken promises, rejected several Pacts with both UNP and SLFP, Refusing to repeal the DRACONIAN PTA promised to EU to get back GSP+ Concessions. Indo/Sri Lanka Act etc. etc.
    United Nations and the International Community will not forget or forgive Sri Lanka for the Genocide of Tamils. The Tamil Diaspora who fled sri Lanka after the horrible 1983 Riots will never ever forget or forgive their pain and sufferings they have undergone. The State sponsored pogroms against the Tamils in 1956, 1958, 1971, 1977, 1981, 1983 is now been exposed to the world.
    The following links shows clearly the GENOCIDE OF TAMILS and other relevant information.
    TIME FOR UNHRC TO ACT FIRMLY ON WAR CRIMES COMMITTED IN SRI LANKA Sri Lanka is fast moving towards a military state and is now promoting alleged war criminals to top posts in Military and Government Departments. https://www.academia.edu/41902835/TIME_FOR_UNHRC_TO_ACT_FIRMLY_ON_WAR_CRIMES_COMMITTED_IN_SRI_LANKA
    Sri Lanka is fast moving towards a military state and is now promoting alleged war criminals to top posts in Military and Government Departments. https://www.academia.edu/41902835/TIME_FOR_UNHRC_TO_ACT_FIRMLY_ON_WAR_CRIMES_COMMITTED_IN_SRI_LANKA
    https://www.academia.edu/29486541/Importance_of_an_Independent_Homeland_for_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka_Genocide_of_Tamils_in_Sri_Lanka
    IT IS TIME FOR THE UNITED NATIONS TO INITIATE A REFERENDUM
    IN THE NORTH AND EAST OF SRI LANKA.
    https://www.academia.edu/41477097/IT_IS_TIME_FOR_THE_UNITED_NATIONS_TO_INITIATE_A_REFERENDUM?email_work_card=view-paper

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      Kumarathasan Rasingam,
      “The Tamil Diaspora who fled sri Lanka after the horrible 1983 Riots will never ever forget or forgive their pain and sufferings they have undergone.”

      What about the sufferings undergone by Native Sinhalayo for three decades due to slaughtering campaign launched by ‘Para’ Demala megalomaniac Piripakaran Bellige Putha who is a descendant of a slave brought to Sinhale by colonial parasites and obtained citizenship in this country thanks to the kindheartedness of Native Sinhalayo.

      The ungrateful and uncivilized barbaric behavior of ‘Para’ Demala terrorists confirm the observation made by our elders:
      ‘There are only two Demalu that you can trust; the unborn and the dead’.

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    Dine-sh. G, the so called incompetent disgusting disgracefully foreign minister of this so called dictatorship of an intensification self imposed military junta who have already become a thorn in the backsides of the sad sorry lank an population.?
    =
    His impotent speech at the current sessions presently held in Geneva was nothing but a load of cow manure [ bull-shit ].
    =
    If he and the sad sorry govt still think that they can shit on the faces of the UNHCR
    and the rest of the globe they have got another impending projectile attack awaiting them.?
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    Now me and the entire worldwide Tamil community are angering awaiting with bated breath as to the worldwide bodies will do to punish the mongrels who think that for the last 54 years treating the minorities with the utmost disdain as fourth class citizens has reached it’s saturation points and now’s a high time to get this drawback rectified.?
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    Awaiting the changes to take place, sooner it’s done will be better for the whole wide world.? R. J.

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    Do Tamils realize the backlash if Sri Lanka faces sanctions? Sanctions don’t benefit anyone. These idiot Tamil leaders are asking for their own people to be punished. While they drink whiskey in their Colombo 7 mansions, the normal people will face unemployment and high prices.

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      Lester, whether Tamil leaders drink whiskey, I don’t know. I only know that I don’t imbibe any brew.
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      What I do know is that they are not allowed to sing the Sri Lankan National Anthem in Tamil. When they sing the translated words to the selfsame tune, what they are doing is pledging allegiance to this beautiful country of ours.
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      I sometimes wonder how it has come about that we have been given a land “where every prospect pleases” when we Sinhalese behave in such vile fashion.

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        Sinhala_Man,

        They have no trouble singing the anthem in Norwegian, Swedish, or English, depending on where they live. But as soon as you say “Sri Lanka”, they start writing letters of protest! By the way, what do you think is more worthwhile, free education and healthcare (offered by Sri Lanka) or a national anthem (in Sinhalese). The privileges are there, buggers only want a federal state and then an independent state. This is what they have been pursuing since SJV put his signature to Vaddukodai Resolution.

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          Lester,
          Sinhalese too have no trouble singing anthems in other languages wherever they live in foreign lands. Tamils are no different. Tamil is a national language of Sri Lanka. Are we not foreigners?
          Your ability to forecast what Tamils would want when a Federal structure is formulated in Sri Lanka, is uncanny. Do you have any example in mind of a State within a Federal government seceding.
          SJV put his seal on ‘Vaddukodai Resolution’ having been frustrated by your leaders, no less deceptive than you are!
          If ruining Sri Lanka is your aim, you are almost there. Don’t give up!

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            Dear Thappu,
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            Thanks for telling Lester all that.

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            I’m tired of telling my fellow Sinhalese these things.
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            Meanwhile, here’s something that a racist like Lester can work on. We have a major problem in two Uva Schools. Branches of S. Thomas’, Mt Lavinia. I have outlined the problem here:
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            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/some-thomian-pharisees-are-adamant-on-the-need-to-cheat/
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            Now, I may have to write yet another article. I hope that Colombo Telegraph will consent to carry it. The need arises owing to three nasty men: Christopher Balraj (easily the worst – I had to make a complaint to the Police against the fellow yesterday). Dhiloraj Canagasabey, and Philip Nesakumar. The second happens to be the Anglican Bishop of Colombo; the other two are Anglican Priests.
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            I’m told by the pundits in ethnicity that all three are Tamils. However, my quarrel with them is not on that basis, but on their being dishonest. On the other hand, Rev. Dushantha Rodrigo, has been exemplary. Some tell me that he’s a Sinhalese; other pundits say that the Rodrogo name is borne in Sri Lanka by those of the Bharathi community. I just don’t know. In any case, names come from one line of ancestors. All this is racist talk. Not important to me.
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            Please comment when I write about how the Thomian Pharisees ought to be checkmated!

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            Panini Edirisinhe aka Sinhala_Man

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              To help untidy me to keep track of the various skirmishes in the Panini vs Balraj Wars, I’d better give you the Reference Numbers of my various complaints against the Pharisees.
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              Last Friday’s complaint was made to the Bandarawela Police. Details of the Acknowledgement of Complaint: The date was the 28th of February 2020. The complainant’s name: P.M.D. de A. Edirisinhe
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              Nature of the complaint: Denial of admittance to S. Thomas’ College
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              Information Book Reference: CIB (2) 284/321
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              Signature of Recording Officer: illegible
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              Name, Rank, & Registration No. of Recording Officer: PS 49138 – Rajapaksa
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              That, then, was the complaint, but nobody has yet come investigate it. Later today, I must set out for Maharagama, since the decisive battle has to be fought at Colpetty – unfortunately not with the evil geniuses. It gives me little pleasure to have skirmishes with minions. As we say in Sinhalese: “gerandi marala paw ethi karanawa”; which translates as “We sin by killing rat snakes”.

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            Thappu,

            If Tamils have a federal state, the Vellalars will immediately enact Thesawalamai Law. Muslims and Sinhalese will not be able to own any land or property in the Tamil province. Christians will be discriminated against in employment (refer to the case of Dr. Hoole). Tamil will be the only official language for all functions, as we see in Tamil Nadu. It will not be a progressive state, due to the caste politics. If you know about India, then you know that Kerala is much more advanced than TN, since Kerala does not have the caste business. Most Tamils will choose to live in the Sinhala majority areas instead of the Tamil area, since the Sinhala area does not have the caste issues.
            SJV was an opportunist, a Vellalar snake. He wanted to to protect the privileges of his caste, not the other Tamils. Why do you think Prabahakaran killed his comrade Amirthalingam, who was doing the same thing?

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              Utter rubbish Kerala is the most case conscious state in India , this is why half the population converted to Islam and Christianity to escape its horrible caste system. Whereas in neighboring Tamil Nadu only 10% of the population converted to Christianity and Islam. The reason is due to Dravidian party rule the low and backward castes were allowed to socially advance and there was no need for conversion. Despite being called anti Hindu, it was the Dravidian party rule and their policy of advancing the lower castes socially , that saved Hinduism in Tamil Nadu and it did not go the way of neighbouring Kerala. The Southern Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu is 48% Christian but this area was once part of Kerala and has an history of ancient Christianity. One of the world’s most ancient Christian church is here but it was not consecrated. Even amongst the Christians the ancient powerful Syrian Christian community , who are descended from upper caste converts who converted to Christianity around 2000 years ago, look down and will not mover or generally marry into Latin and recent Protestant Christian coverts as they consider them low castes . The Syrian Christians are in par with the non Brahmin Kerala Hindu upper castes.
              https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/watch-parai-breaking-frontiers-its-makers-still-face-discrimination-119212
              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/caste-and-exclusion-in-sinhala-buddhism/
              This is from Colombo Telegraph itself
              Do not post rubbish , just because you are an anti Tamil

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          Lester

          “This is what they have been pursuing since SJV put his signature to Vaddukodai Resolution.”

          If it was so wrong as you imply why did Junius Richard Jayewardene and Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike attend Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam’s funeral in Jaffna on 26 April 1977?

          The purpose of their visit to Jaffna was to have nice bath in Keerimalai and have some tasty Jaffna odial kool?

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      How sad, you are not worried about the 74% of the majority community but shedding tears for the 14% .

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    Did Mangala Samare write 30/1 in Sampathar’s Office. Dr Rani’s Office or in the US Embassy?..-
    Other wise Sira would have seen it .. Wouldn’t He ?..

    The new UNP Opposition Leader was the first cab off the rank to express solidarity for Shavendra Silva and the Missus , when Trump cancelled Silva and the Missus fundamental rights to travel to the greatest Democracy in the World.

    That was a brave move from Keslwatta kid ..

    Will Keselwatta Kid show the same guts to back our new FM from Boralugoda to protect the nation from UN colonization?..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “The new UNP Opposition Leader was the first cab off the rank to express solidarity for Shavendra Silva and the Missus”

      Shavendra Silva was part of Premadasa senior’s presidential security details. During Hindian invasion Silva was hiding behind Hema Premadasa’s bum. Sajith and Shavendra would have spent time playing cops and robbers. Since Sajith did not like much learning this is one way he was able to entertain himself.

      Where is Dayan, the war crime denier?

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