27 October, 2020

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Four Army Personnel Found Guilty Of Raping Woman Killinochchi

Four Army personnel, found guilty of raping one woman and molesting another in Killinochchi in the north, were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by Jaffna high court today.

army lankaThe four were accused and charged of raping one woman and molesting another in 2010.

The Jaffna High court further ordered the accused to pay one of the women who was raped Rs. 500,000 as compensation and in the event of the accused failing to pay the sum ordered to add another 5 years to their sentence.

One of the accused in the rape is still absconding and the case was heard without his presence.

“One and only case where a Tamil woman survived the military rape and pointed at her rapists in court.” a women’s rights activist told Colombo Telegraph.

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    This is absolutely scandalous. The war heroes should never have been brought to court. They were innocent of this heinous crime. They always carried the human rights manual wherever they went. I am absolutely sure they will be released and their good names restored on appeal. This is an important example why the UNHRC investigation must be opposed by all sinalese patriots.

    Gomin Dayasiri, the saviour of all “unjustly” accused war heroes, please come to their rescue. Wimal Weerawansa must start a fast unto death and demand the release of the war heroes.

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      The government made a big mistake of having this case heard in Jaffna courts under a Tamil judge, where witnesses were able to attend courts and testify without any fear or inconvenience.In principle offences committed in a paticular area must be tried in the courts which is exercising jurisdiction over the area.

      It should have been heard in Colombo courts under a Sinhala judge with a pan Sinhala jury, where the case would have been taken ex-parte as the witnesses would have found it difficult to attend due to cost and due to fear of repercussions. Under these circumstances then one could imagine what the verdict would have been.

      In my experience as a medico-legal officer working in war zone,I have found that the entire judicial mechanism in Srilnaka is institutionaly racist, where Tamil victims cannot get justice. In all the cases I had attended Sinhala perpetrators were unashamedly discharged by judges, despite incriminating eveidence against them.

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        Cool story, bro.
        And I thought Jaffna was under Sinhaloid military occupation and We Thamizh could not squat behind a bush without being harassed and chased away by Sihaloid military intelligence – but despite all that We Thamizh are allowed to testify “without fear or inconvenience”, in a case against Sinhaloid military personnel of all things? We Thamizh and our tales :D

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          Siva Sankara[Edited out], now brain dead since he hit his head by a falling coconut.

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        Those who have made negative comments on my posting, please note that women who had been subjected to sexual violence in Mannar have written to the president about their case which happened in 2001 where the suspects are from the Police and the Navy. The case was heard in Anuradhapura court under a Sinhala judge, where one of the complainant has gone missing probably killed by agents of the government, while another had gone abroad due to threats of murder. The judge without proceeding with the case had put it down saying that some of the complainants are now missing. This the justice that Tamils will recieve under Sinhala jurisdiction.

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        Dr.S,
        Even among Tamil judges only a few brave ones
        will act fearlessly. There are others who will be worried about
        the SLA and their security, physical as well as career related.
        There were judges who felt they had to toe the line of thugs like
        Devananda.

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      Piranha

      “Gomin Dayasiri, the saviour of all “unjustly” accused war heroes, please come to their rescue. Wimal Weerawansa must start a fast unto death and demand the release of the war heroes.”

      If they were really Heroes, they should not have tarnished the good name of the Armed Forces and the Country.

      If they cared about the Armed Forces and the Country, they would NOT have committed those crimes.

      Are they war Heroes, Criminals or Traitors?

      They are criminals and Traitors to the Armed Forces and the country.

      Punish them for their crimes, if found guilty.

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        Amarasiri,
        Hey have you forgotten what satire is?

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      Piranha

      Were you really sober when you wrote your comment?

      You said “They always carried the human rights manual wherever they went.” So what did you think of this judge? he also had the law book wherever he went.

      So you approve what the soldiers did? So you agree the Sri Lankan judicial system never impart justice and so the Tamil victims are right when they demanded foreign judges having lost faith in the Sri Lankan judicial process. Why don’t you too to demand foreign judges to inquire your war ‘heroes’?

      If you are really mean what you have written here and you were sober when you wrote, and which has come on print now, what opinion are all the readers around the world would have about the mindset of the people like you? I do not know who you are and what religion you practice and I feel your religious sermons are written in toilet paper.

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        Shrikharan,

        Surely you didn’t think I was being serious when I wrote my comment, did you?.

        The paucity of comments from Sinhala patriots to this news tells us how dumbstruck they are by this news. The impending investigations will bring out into the open a lorry-load of such deranged and even worse behaviour of the war “heroes”.

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          Pirihana

          ” The paucity of comments from Sinhala patriots…” This has nothing about Sinhala patriots or Tamil patriots, and it has everything to do about justice.

          Is this is your thinking for those who have committed such a crime? Come on you can do better than that. I am really ashamed of you. What do you think the victim reading your comment will feel? I can only hope this happens to your wife when you will come to your proper senses. Before you say something, THINK how it will affect others. If you can write in English you must be possessing some education. So I cannot excuse you for telling these rubbish. I am sure you will repent one day. Then you better remember me, I told you.

          Do not take me wrong. I may be a Tamil but I do not care whether one is a Tamil or Sinhala or whatever. If a Tamil commits a crime he should be punished. I will not cover up an individual just because he belongs to my race. Good and bad people are not bound within races, such as good people are Tamils and Sinhalese are bad. Not so. Good and bad simply boil down to individuals and you find good people and bad people in any race. I know of excellent good people among the Sinhalese and I know of bad and horrible people among the Tamils. I know of bad people among the Sinhalese and good people among the Tamils. I only befriend good people whether they are Tamil. Sinhala or any race.

          So even in your crooked thinking the Sri Lankan judiciary had failed and so you are with me and lets join hands and support an international investigation comprising of foreign judges and so all could get justice including the ‘war heroes’ whom you think had miscarriage of justice. So we all, you and me are in a win-win situation.

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          Piranha,
          Apparently a lot of commentators understand English (or say they do) but have no idea about satirical writing. In order to avoid further insults from Shrikharan, you had better remove the tongue from your cheek. (I hope nobody takes THAT seriously)

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            old codger

            May be I am a ‘tube light’. Piranha’s initial posting did not appear satirical to me. Only when you mentioned ‘satirical writing’ and ‘the tongue from your cheek’ and reading back and especially the last paragraph when he mentioned “Wimal Weerawansa must start a fast unto death and demand the release of the war heroes.” I felt he may be making ‘fun’ with an extreme talk. If that is so then I truly apologize.

            I am NOT speaking on behalf of the ‘Tamil side’ or against the ‘Sinhala side’. I am for justice and whether one is Tamil or Sinhala. If a Tamil is wrong he is wrong and will not support it because he belongs to my race. It may this time that Tamil criminal has harmed a Sinhalese, but next time I may be his victim!

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      Piranha, you have earned your name. According to you, no one can be guilty of wrong-doing if he/she is a war hero!! You are the type who bring disrepute to our good country!

      Well done, Sri Lanka. This is a start.

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    A young mother Anita Annalingam of Kokkuvil was raped, murdered and her body dumped in a disuse house in Kottady, Jaffna. The senior Muslim member of the army who is said to be still working in army without any investigations being carried out against him. The family of Anita is said to have been threatened by the army not to go public about the murder.

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    Nuisance the stupid I

    sachoooooo the stupid II

    Black and Deckcer

    Somass Kantha

    Sarojini

    Max the Moron

    …………

    ………..

    Jimmy

    …….

    taraki

    Ramuuuuuuu

    KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

    Is the the preciding judge a Tamil Vellala Christian?

    Probably C4 gave the court the necessary video evidence.

    When is the presidential pardon due for these patriotic war heroes?

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    This is positive, but more needs to be done. This woman and her family were continually harassed by the security forces through the trial. Who was the commander of those forces? What action will be taken against him for intimidation and harassment of a victim.

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    In this thrice blessed country of us where the triple gem never fails to shine heinous crimes never gets committed.

    Where is Sumenasekera – he will enlighten us. I am sure he will prove that these soldiers were convicted as a result of the machination of the Tamil Diaspora conjoined by Western powers who want to discredit Sri Lankan war heroes who always went to war with a rifle in one hand and the human rights manual on the other.

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    Finally a judge with balls. Can we please ask him to hear some cases in the south too.

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      Burt

      “Finally a judge with balls.”

      How long?

      Sooner or later his b***s will be severed in front of his wife and children.

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    Somewhat praiseworthy and unprecedented outcome. Mainstream media ignoring this news is a worrying indication of how this Reconciliation is going to take shape. It will be pretty hard for the judiciary to function properly without the help of the media. The media has a responsibility to orient the opinion of the population in a matured manner.

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    War Heroes become War Zeroes!!!!!

    Many more top brasses soon will rip off for their crime against humanity!! What a shame to use rape as torturing tool. Pack all the wolves (Rapists), MaRa, GoRa, Sarath Ponnseka and Chavindra to the Hague.

    Dignity and Sovereignty of Sri Lanka hanging at sward’s edge because of the ill and arrogant actions caused by this big headed thugs!!!!

    Very unfortunate the LTTE diaspora and Anadhi scores the credits at this juncture!!!

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    president can pardon them one day and they need not spend 25 years in prison.First remove the presidential pardon system,then rejoice at the verdict.

    Anyway this is all to hoodwink the international community into believing that srilanka has a justice system that can investigate itself and does not need foreign intervention.The timing of the first and only case so far since the war began speaks for itself.Also read jayadevan’s comment about the muslim officer.
    the higher and more influential you are the harder it becomes to prosecute.

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    All decent military personal will support criminal action against rapist who were found guilty after due process. Don’t think in terms of ethnic or religious paradigm. Go in front a mirror and ask what your reaction would have been if these four persons had raped your mother/wife/sister or your daughter.Will you pardon them because they are servicemen?

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    Rape or any serious crimes must be condoned and criminals must be punished by the court of law regardless of whether perpetrator is Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim. Criminals must not be glorified. But it’s very encouraging to see the positive developments in restoring civil and military justice after bloody 26 years of war.

    It’s deeply saddening to accuse all Military or Security forces and Tmail rebels as all evil with political motivation. Although Tamil, I had the previllege to live and share with GoSL Military officers at length, and they were undoubtedly best of friends, great mates, professional soldiers during thick and thin times in hostile environment.

    So let’s please differentiate evil from good humans, and ideology and democracy from hatred filled by third grade politicians for their power and wealth.

    If we demonstrate such maturity, Sri Lanka, I call it Ceylon will beat Singapore in ten years.

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    “Yudde te mama giya
    Gani gedera thiya”

    This song in Henry Jayasena’s Hunuwataya Kathawe was suspended for a time, during the war, by suggestion from the authorities.

    It had implications for substitute, with the added pleasure of thrust into racial politics, without therefore violating the woman at home.

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      Ended up with ” Apita Puthe magak nathe “

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    never ever our srilankan soldier commit such activity.
    and in war zone Rape is not a crime. she might be a LTTE cadre wanted to hit the pride of our armed forces by this mean.
    and, even if that case was real one, we should not dig the things happened in the past.
    past is past and gone is gone.
    punishing them is not going to bring any good to future except hatred.
    fine should be fine.
    we all can collect money for them and settle the fine.

    and , even, its a real case, we should look at the other side of the story.
    All human beings have sexual desire and behavior and that’s normal.we need to think about those young patriotic soldiers , serving for the country for three continuous years in the battle field without seeing their family.
    in such case, they may be just slipped in terms of discipline.
    this is not enough to condemn srilankan army.

    In foreign countries,, if the troops are going f or a long war, they provide prostitute service to the troops and its not a joke

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      Lankan patriotic

      “Rape is not a crime”.
      Do you really mean what you are said or were you drunk when you posted this comment. Piranha another commenter also said similar rubbish.

      I don’t know who you are and what part of the world you come from, but I can say your guiding religion is worth the toilet paper. Just dump it where it should belong and you will see a reawakening of your intellectual senses.

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      Your post gives an indication of the type of loser you are. Believe me most of the Sinhalese who heard of this case are rejoicing. There wouldn’t have been tears even if these guys got a death penalty.

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      This kind of attitude to such heinous crimes gave impunity to perpetrators of such crimes not only to commit crimes again and again but also encouraged others also. With the demise of the Rajapaksa regime I hope more re of these criminals will be brought to justice.

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        Piranha

        That is a sudden change!

        Are you the same Piranha who said on October 7, 2015 at 11:04 pm
        “This is absolutely scandalous. The war heroes should never have been brought to court. They were innocent of this heinous crime. They always carried the human rights manual wherever they went….”

        If you are the same person, (I apologize if you are a different Piranha) what made that sudden change in your attitude? Am I right in saying you were drunk when you wrote it and now you are sober? Or else you have got educated by the learned people who pointed your fault!

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          I assure you that I am the same Piranha. Do you know what sarcasm is?

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            Dear Piranha

            I have replied you, please see my reply about you to ‘old codger’

            (October 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm). If so I certainly unreservedly apologize

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              Dear Shrikharan,

              Simple misunderstanding! No need for apology.

              I condemn the crimes of both the LTTE and the government soldiers. The LTTE commited many heinous crimes similar to the government military’s but the LTTE never committed rapes – a far worse abominable crime against a vulnerable and weaker human beings – women.The men who commit these crimes should be punished by castration not just jailed!

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      @Lankan Patriotic; it appears all country bumpkins (you are one of them) who support the past racist governments of SL happen to come from an uneducated, non-English speaking nationalistic type of [Edited out]. The name you have given yourself is incorrect. Many racists and uneducated buffoons like you think, you can rape a woman and get away. If your SLankan soldiers were genuinely fighting a war, this war could have been ended 30 years ago. But noooooo, they were too busy raping and pillaging and getting killed by the LTTE in the thousands for 30 years. Disgraceful, it took the wonderful war heroes who in grand total amount to 250,000 soldiers fought a local war for 30 years to bring it to a halt with the help of Russia, India and China.

      Do you have a sister or a wife or a daughter? Think is one of them was raped would you say past is past and lets forget about it? Maybe someone should catch your sorry arse and stick an iron rod up your arse and have a freaking laugh out of it while you are screaming in pain. You are a disgusting bugger and you need serious mental therapy.

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      Lankan patriotic

      “In foreign countries,, if the troops are going f or a long war, they provide prostitute service to the troops and its not a joke”

      That is one reason why US wants to build a Rest and Recreation facility in Trincomalee. You will have good business for your women folks, your wife, your sisters, your daughters, your mother, your mother in law, aunts, nieces, …..actively provide services as hookers, comfort women, …

      Some Yankees love to have sex with boys and men. When you are not busy running your brothel you can also bear your bum to the Americans. Mind you some of them might want to have unprotected sex with you.

      Wish you well in your new endeavour.

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      Hey loser Lankan Patriotic, why don’t you send your daughters and wife to render sexual service to the war heroes who ran for 30 years.

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    ”… never ever our srilankan soldier commit such activity. and in war zone Rape is not a crime..”

    ” ..In foreign countries,, if the troops are going f or a long war, they provide prostitute service to the troops and its not a joke….”

    What a load of rubbish. Rape does happen in war time & getaway with it because there are usually no witness & it is said that the Japanese provided Korean / Chinese ‘comfort women’ for their solders in WW2 but it’s a crime in the 21st Century.

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    This goes to show where the accusations can be proven using real evidence, the perpetrators are found and brought to justice in Sri Lanka regardless of who they are, unlike the claims made by We Thamizh.

    Unfortunately that part about proving accusations using real evidence is going to be a problem for We Thamizh, unless We Thamizh can come up with evidence to prove fairy tales :D Another nail in the coffin of the Demezh Eezham project :D

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma

      I really cannot understand your logic. Can you be more elaborate?

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      The same way the state prosecuted the criminal masterminds of the various pogroms in 1958, 1977 and 1983? Or during the second JVP insurrection in the late 1980’s?

      This particular rape incident happened a few years after the end of the war and some evidence could be presented in a court. The crimes that were committed during the long years of war require an altogether different approach.

      Ex-SLA soldiers–especially one with the Western name David Blacker under a Tamil Brahmin alias–can hardly expect anyone to take them seriously when it comes to investigating ghastly crimes of the very institution they belonged to.

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