19 September, 2019

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From Gota’s War To Gota’s Crimes

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah –

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Learning from the Gotabaya Rajapaksa experience

As Gotabaya Rajapaksa lectures on “counter-terrorism,” to the people listening, the truth behind this man won’t hurt them. But to numerous others ‘hurting’ by this man, his speech at the Defence Services Asia Conference in Malaysia this last week would be most revolting.

Talk about illegal evictions, to ‘White Van’ abductions, to disappearances, to Matale ‘mass graves’, to Budu Bala Sena terrorism, to torture and sexual violence by the armed forces, to unwarranted militarisation, to land grab, to illegal military occupation, to detentions without charge, to extra-judicial executions, to mass killings, to violations of international law, to war crimes, to mass atrocities – the one name and the one family that is synonymous and inextricably linked to these and other multitude of human rights abuses and heinous crimes in Sri Lanka is none other than Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa family regime.

This man Gotabaya has the impudence to talk about counter- terrorism whilst him and his brothers, lording  over their subjects, are actually presiding over a reign of terror in Sri Lanka after having allegedly wiped out 40,000 – 70,000 Tamil civilians and  more than 146,000 unaccounted for after the war. They rule with an iron fist, these brothers one of whom is the president. They act as men above the law.  To be more precise, these brothers and their henchmen think they are the law, having illegally impeached the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and put a puppet in her place.

If justice prevails, there is every likelihood Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his officers would be hauled for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide before an international tribunal as the international investigation, called for by the UN Human Rights Council, gets underway and reaches its conclusions.

It is ironic that whilst Gotabaya projects himself as Sri Lanka’s terrorism busting Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, the world thinks otherwise of this man, his regime and his troops:

Stewart Bell a veteran Canadian journalist writes:[1]

“..since defeating the Tamil Tigers rebels in 2009, Sri Lanka has faced mounting allegations its forces committed war crimes during the final months of the separatist conflict. The United Nations launched a formal investigation last month.”

And typically one of the ugly faces, tied to these war crimes allegations and of  this “increasingly authoritarian” Sri Lankan government of Rajapaksa, referred to as such by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, is Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Talking to the press in August 2013 on what she saw in Sri Lanka, Navi Pillay did not mince words. “The war may have ended but in the mean time democracy has been undermined and the rule of law eroded,” she said. [2]

Gotabaya Rajapaksa who claims to have defeated terrorism has actually put Sri Lanka on the ‘abuse watch list’ as it were, now more prominently for its infamous human rights record.

Citing human rights abuses, the Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird says he is, “suspending Canada’s $10 million contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat,” that’s $20 million for the next two years as long as Sri Lanka is Chair.

Stewart Bell quotes Baird as saying “funding can longer be justified to the Commonwealth which “turns a blind eye” to human rights abuses in breach of its charter:

“Canada remains deeply concerned about the absence of accountability for alleged serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian standards in Sri Lanka,” that “Ottawa could no longer justify funding “an organization that turns a blind eye to human rights abuses, anti-democratic behavior and religious intolerance in its member states,” and that, ” The money will be directed elsewhere.”

Hugo Swire, UK Foreign Office Minister has expressed similar concerns on Sri Lanka as Chair of the Commonwealth, in an article,  A Commonwealth for the 21st Century: [3]

Let us take values first. The Commonwealth Charter, agreed in 2012, is historic: the first ever declaration of our common values in a single document. But, frankly, implementation is patchy. We have real concerns in Sri Lanka, the Commonwealth’s Chair in Office, where there has been very little progress in investigating the terrible atrocities in the civil war that ended five years ago. The Prime Minister has shown great leadership in securing an international inquiry into this through the UN Human Rights Council,” writes Hugo Swire.

It would seem if the two giants, Canada and the UK had their way, the Commonwealth would be fast moving toward removing Sri Lanka as Chair.

Further to the concerns raised by Canada and UK, Sri Lanka has been ranked 4th as the country most dangerous for journalists, ” in a newly updated Impunity Index after Iraq, Somalia, and the Philippines,” published by the Committee to Protect Journalists : [4]

Elisabeth Witchel, Committee to Protect Journalists’ Impunity Campaign Consultant had this to say about the Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa:

“Though Sri Lanka’s civil war ended nearly five years ago, the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has shown no political will to address its record of perfect impunity in the nine murders of journalists that have taken place under his leadership, first as prime minister and then as president. Government and military officials are suspected to be behind several of the murders, including the 2009 assassination of prominent editor Lasantha Wikramatunga, known for his critical reporting, and the nearly 10-year-old shooting of Aiyathurai Nadesan, penname Nellai G. Nadesan, an award-winning journalist who was threatened before his death in response to his reporting about the army. Impunity in Sri Lanka is a major factor behind high numbers of journalists going into exile, according to CPJ research.”

Fergal Keane, BBC reporter who was investigating disappearances in Sri Lanka in October 2013 was told how journalist can’t speak the truth, how seven Tamils from drivers to journalists have been killed, how dissent is stifled and or journalists are made to disappear. Speaking to cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda’s wife, Fergal Keane was told how she had no doubts that her husband was taken in a “white van” and forcibly disappeared by the “Rajapaksa regime”. [5]

Only recently Journalists Without Borders and Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka condemned an attack on a Tamil journalist Sivagnanam Selvatheepan who at the time of writing is “badly injured and has been admitted to the Jaffna Hospital.” [6]

UK’s Channel 4, in a video documentary “the White Van Stories: Sri Lanka’s Disappeared” investigates Sri Lanka’s ‘White Van’ phenomenon and reports that “After Iraq, Sri Lanka has the highest number of enforced disappearances in the world,” this according to the UN and lists some of the abductees and the stories behind these abductions.”

“They come in unmarked white vans. The people they take are never seen again. Activists say one person is taken this way every 5 days.” [7]

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s armed forces are the worst offenders of torture and sexual violence:  Human Rights Watch has documented, “75 cases of rape – 31 men, 41 of women and 3 boys under 18 for which the evidence strongly suggests were perpetrated by members of the security forces.” [8]

Another damning report released on 21st March 2014 titled, An Unfinished War: Torture and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka , May 2009 – March 2014, written by Yasmin Sooka, an international human rights lawyer and member of the UN Panel of Experts, documents the testimony of 40 victims of torture and sexual violence based on evidence, “collected by the UK Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) and the International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka..establishing a prima facie case for post-war crimes against humanity.”

Ramanan Veerasingham writes of the report produced by Yasmin Sooka:

“A new report based on investigation into worsening post-war human rights situation in Sri Lanka, has credibly found that the country’s military “is still waging a campaign of persecution using abduction, arbitrary detention, torture, rape and sexual violence”, thus establishing a prima facie case to answer for post-war crimes against humanity by its military.”[9]

As to Gotabaya’ Rajapaksa’s culpability for war crimes and his involvement in the ‘white flag incident’,  there is enough incriminating evidence out there that he ordered the extra-judicial executions.  It’s well known that, “Washington has intelligence excerpts of Gotabaya Rajapaksa allegedly ordering the gunning down of surrendered LTTE cadres.”

Hamish MacDonald, Asia-Pacific Editor of “Sydney Morning Herald” writes in his opinion piece that “Washington officials have let it be known to the Sri Lankan Government that they have intelligence intercepts of the conversation in which Gotabaya Rajapaksa is alleged to have ordered the surrendering Tiger cadres to be gunned down.”

“…On learning about the negotiated surrender, the President’s brother, the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, had called the military commander in the sector concerned, the 58th Division’s Brigadier Shavendra Silva, and ordered him not to accept any Tiger leaders trying to surrender. ”They must all be killed,” Gotabaya Rajapaksa was alleged to have said. Fonseka later backtracked on his interview, saying he’d been quoted out of context, as denials flew around the government. Fonseka lost the election and was hit with charges of corruption, sedition and so on. According to British magazine The Economist, he now sits in a cell wearing shorts, under a portrait of the Boy Scouts founder, Lord Baden-Powell. Yet his story still has legs. According to reports circulating around Sri Lanka and its diaspora, Washington officials have let it be known to the Sri Lankan government they have intelligence intercepts of the conversation in which Gotabaya Rajapaksa is alleged to have ordered the surrendering Tiger cadres be gunned down,” Hamish MacDonald writes.

Channel 4 itself, going by some revelations made by members of the Sri Lankan armed forces has reported that the, “order for the final bloody assault on the Tamil Tigers, which involved the death of thousands of Tamil civilians, had come from Gotabaya.”

Referring to the family rule that exists in Sri Lanka in a report: Rajapaksas: Who are Sri Lanka’s Ruling Dynasty and calling the Mahinda Gotabaya liaison, “Brothers in Arms” Channel 4 has no hesitation in saying Gotabaya Rajapaksa carried out war crimes and ordered soldiers to “finish the job”: [10] [11]

“Gotabaya Rajapaksa, like Mahinda, allegedly carried out war crimes at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. He was appointed defence secretary following his brother’s election to president in 2005.In July 2011, two years after the end of the civil war, Channel 4 News revealed testimony from two Sri Lankan soldiers who said the order for the final bloody assault on the Tamil Tigers, which involved the death of thousands of Tamil civilians, had come from Gotabaya.It was claimed by one of the soldiers that Gotabaya had ordered the army to end the Sri Lankan civil war by “whatever means necessary”. Another soldier said that Gotabaya ordered the execution of two Tamil rebel leaders who had surrendered.Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, another senior military figure credited with ending the Tamil Tiger rebellion and who has also been accused of having responsibility for war crimes, has also said Gotabaya ordered the war crimes.”

Gotabaya Rajapaksa against whom war crimes allegations have been heaped, based on definitive proof which the Tamil Diaspora say amount to genocide is also the “prime suspect” behind the Matale mass graves which the Sinhalese say also amount to genocide.

The Colombo Telegraph writes the Matale mass graves were of, “victims killed in the JVP insurrection between 1988-90” and the allegations are that “.. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was among the senior officers of the Army commanding the area at the particular time.” [12]

Colombo Telegraph has learnt that after consultation with Secretary to Ministry of Defence, the Attorney General, Chief Justice and the military, the President has decided to appoint a Presidential Commission of Inquiry consisting of retired Supreme Court Judge Imam, retired District Judge and former Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Kitulagoda and Retired High Court Judge Atapattu former Registrar of Supreme Court. However the terms of reference have not yet been released. Legal circles are surprised that the investigation has been taken away from the judiciary which is mandated by the Criminal Procedure Code to oversee such investigations. The legality of investigations by a Presidential Commission which has no powers under the Criminal Procedure Code, needs to be examined, a criminal lawyer told Colombo Telegraph. In the mean time, the Chatirika de Silva, the Magistrate who conducted the investigation into the matter has been suddenly transferred to Colombo.

In anticipation, the Rajapaksa regime has issued a threat to those who may consider testifying at the international investigation. Rumour has it that many in Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s army are ready to testify.

It has now become apparent that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a man much wanted for two sets of mass killings amounting  to genocide in both cases. He is able to travel and address international foras but for how long.  At the end of the international investigation what are now simply allegations will become established facts and then it will be time for the man who is Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defense to have to answer for his crimes.

The day will surely come when a postscript will be added to the book Gota’s War under the heading Gota’s Crimes…..


[1] http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/14/canada-suspends-10-million-contribution-to-the-commonwealth-secretariat-over-alleged-human-rights-abuses-in-sri-lanka/

[2] http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/201383181556734969.html

[3] http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2014/04/hugo-swire-mp-a-commonwealth-for-the-21st-century.html

[4] https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lanka-ranked-fourth-in-newly-updated-impunity-index/

[5] The http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-24662898

[6] http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-tamil-journalist-attacked-18-04-2014,46169.html

[7] http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-disappeared-white-vans-missing-people-war-chogm

[8] http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/srilanka0213webwcover_ 0.pdf

[9] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp2EpzjYHto

[10] http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-mahinda-rajapaksa-commonwealth-meeting-2013

[11] http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-war-crimes-soldiers-ordered-to-finish-the-job

[12] https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/matale-mass-grave-the-investigation-has-been-taken-away-from-the-judiciary/comment-page-1/

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    you are mixing facts with Half truths…not that I don’t like your article-As it is Easter I’m not fully mentally & physically in a position to respond to it-Eg; Illegal Military occupation.. But may be by Monday I’ll be able respond ….

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      Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah –

      RE: Learning from the Gotabaya Rajapaksa experience

      “Talk about illegal evictions, to ‘White Van’ abductions, to disappearances, to Matale ‘mass graves’, to Budu Bala Sena terrorism, to torture and sexual violence by the armed forces, to unwarranted militarisation, to land grab, to illegal military occupation, to detentions without charge, to extra-judicial executions, to mass killings, to violations of international law, to war crimes, to mass atrocities – the one name and the one family that is synonymous and inextricably linked to these and other multitude of human rights abuses and heinous crimes in Sri Lanka is none other than Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa family regime.”

      Did Veluppillai Prabakaran and the LTTE teach Gotabaya Rajapaksa ?

      Just curious.

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        Amarasiri:

        Was Prabhakaran and the LTTE forced to take up arms because of the thuggish and murderous activities with impuntiy, against the Tamils, of the Sinhala regime for many, many years?

        Just curious!

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          The root cause of Tamil Terrorism is Tamil Racism. The goverment has to protect the masses from murderous Terrorist thugs, and they did just that. Usha has to to learn about the Tamil racism as preached by racists like Chelva, Ponna, Sunda as early as 1930s. Taking up arms against the Sinhalese was utter stupidity. Don’t complain about the humiliating defeat handed out to Tamil racists who lost the war they started. Tamils started the war and they lost!. Now stop moaming and enjoy the peace!

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            lal:

            The Sinhala Only Act, the Republican Constitution of 1971, the 1983 racial riots by the regime, Sinhala ministers and mobs are what if not blatant display racial chauvinism and suppression.

            Who said the Tamils lost the war? Not in a military sense. The Sinhala regime has been bullying the Tamils since independence but the Tamils are not going to give up in their pursuit. Despite all the threats and intimidation the Tamils chucked out the regime during the NPC elections. Does that look like defeat to you?

            Interestingly, you should not forget how the SL regime was whacked, including the unforgettable news conference when an exasperated MR looked so lost and angry. There is not going to be real peace in SL so long as the regime and the majority Sinhalese continue to commit atrocities against the Tamils and other minorities.

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            what a joke!!!!! Singhalese chauvinism followed by Racism from majority community rule and brutality by the armed forces forced the Tamil youths to take up arms. That’s the fact.You are wrong and cannot utter a word about minority Tamil speaking people and use the word Tamil racism as you very well know that only the Tamils were deprived of their freedom and rights. Do you know how many thousands of Tamils were killed by your Thugs in the riots that took place repeatedly 1956,1968 1973 1983.Full backing was offered by Singhalese Govts to thugs of Then minister like Cyril Mathew and CO. Gota is the modern Thug. He did master mind the killing of his own fellows opposed to his moves. He has a hand in getting rid of Mr Sripathy Sooriarachchi and telling the public that he was killed in an accident.That’s a bloody lie.You should understand these facts before writing comments please. Otherwise you are also a Racist.

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              maharoof,
              “Tamils were deprived of their freedom and rights.”
              You should list all the rights and freedom the Sinhalese have but not Tamils so that readers here will understand you better.

              Also, you need to keep in mind that provocation will bring about mob violence which was brought on in the years you list above. You also need the wisdom to grasp the fact that not every citizen of SL is nonviolent. There are bad apples every where. If the Tamil youth in the other hand believed that raising arms would solve their problems not only them but other innocent Tamils should have been ready to face the consequences.
              Have you ever written anything like this when the LTTE was into suicide murdering over 70,000 civilians?

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                @Eusense

                /// maharoof, “Tamils were deprived of their freedom and rights.” You should list all the rights and freedom the Sinhalese have but not Tamils so that readers here will understand you better.
                I have noticed in many places you have asked this kinda question on CT. ///

                Dont you have common sense??? Again I have to educate you idiot!!

                It’s very simple!! Here we Go!

                1) I go to a police station and make a complain against a sinhalese even in jaffna police station, I’m 99.9% sure that I wont get justice. But at the sametime, if my complain was against a tamil, then I can be 99.9% sure that I’ll get justice. In other part of the country where more sinhalese live, the chances of getting justice against a sinhala guy by a tamil is 0%.

                2) They ask me to sing national anthem in sinhala, But still tamil is declared as official language in north and east in the constitution(IF you do not know, PLS STUDY CONSTITUTION OF SL). You may ask in which country national anthem in two languages like your rapist army leader asked a BBC reporter in an interview. I think that BBC reporter did not do enough ground work to reply that rapist. (Canada national anthem in English and French version, and South Africa national anthem contains lyrics of 5 languages.)

                I think the first example is enough to say my rights in your so-called democratic country which says they treat tamils as equal.

                Hope I have given the answer to your question which your are asking many people on CT for so long. So PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE SAME QUESTION ON CT AGAIN IF YOU HAVE BRAIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I WROTE ABOVE.

                If you still can not understand and ask the same question again, you better suicide yourself today once you finished reading this.

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                  Park,
                  I have to repeat my question/s because I have not received any reasonable answe so far. So, because you haven’t been able to sing the national anthem in Tamil and your speculation that Tamils are not heard at the police station is a good reason to raise arms against the country?? Morons like you are the reason every Tamil has to suffer! These are childish reasons. Check what the blacks in the US had to go through to be where they are now. No right to vote, own land, have an education, sit or dine with the whites etc. Etc. Did they raise arms against the gov? These are real problems minorities in other countries have. How do you think the rich tamil professionals and business people live well in the south. Where do you live? When were you not taken cared at a police station? Stop writing speculations and showing your childishness.
                  For your information I will be asking the same question again and again until I get a valid answer. With regard to the national anthem, personally I don’t care what language it îs sung including Chinese!

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                    @ eusense

                    ///Check what the blacks in the US had to go through to be where they are now. No right to vote, own land, have an education, sit or dine with the whites etc. Etc. Did they raise arms against the gov? ///

                    So you are comparing US and your f***ing SL….

                    I always thought if it was in US or somewhere in Europe by this 50 yrs time we could have achieved what Blacks got in US right now…. Since we fought with shit people like you still we are in this situation and it still goes on….

                    By the way, keep in mind that LTTE took arms in 1973. Almost 25 yrs since Independence, tamils fought for rights in non-violent way…

                    When tamils fought in non-voilent way, sinhala rulers used the military and sinhala thugs to attack tamils…… Then, tamil had no option but to take arms to protect themselves from the military and your thugs….

                    So before blaming tamils, you first study history…..

                    I’m not childish….you are child here who do not fully understand the history and what happened in the past asking & saying stupidest things like we took arm in the first day itself…..

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                    @ eusense -I will add my childish reasons to why tamils took up arms. As a 10 year old in 1983 attending a leading boys school in Colombo, soon after the riots I was forced to attend school. The times I have been called a Para Demala have been countless. I still recall one day i was asked why i did not come to school and when i said we were performing last rite rituals in respect of our family members. A sinhala teacher said wish they had got you as well and i would not have to hear this excuse from you and the world would be rid of another Demala. After 1983 we were never together as our house was looted and burned to ashes. Nor did we know where My father or brothers were. We lived with friends whom are Sinhalese for almost 3 months. My father was apparently burnt alive in Slave Island and my brothers were killed coming back home from school. We were only told of my father’s fate a week after the riots, by a clerk in his office who tried to save him and was assaulted. My brothers were only 14 and 16 and my mother thereafter was never the same. Yet we stomached everything and stayed back when most tamils fled the country. Reason I stayed back is because Sri Lanka is my country and I am proud of my roots. Something my father drilled into us…I still recall his words…(no matter what always remember you are a Sri Lankan) I have had many opportunities to get citizenships of other countries yet i still hold on to my Sri Lankan Identity and nothing better than my passport to say I am one.

                    You want to know many more petty reasons- Our NIC for Sinhalese is only in Sinhala, whereas for a Tamil its in Sinhala and Tamil (I am sure you would not have noticed this). Now wouldn’t you call that racial profiling.

                    Go to a police station to make an entry as a tamil and you will have to take someone you trust who can read sinhala as the Entry is in Sinhala. Not even a single Tamil Policeman. You can sight many more reasons like this.Thanks to Sinhala Politicians hunger for power and to appease the common sinhala man they made sinhala only.

                    This decision is quite evident in terms of the english we speak especially our politicians including our leaders. Would you not take up arms if you were repeatedly bashed thanks to politically backed riots against you and your community. How many times have you seen a tamil man get into a fight, whereas how many times you will see a sinhala man raise his voice uttering profanity when someone steps on the their toes? Tamils are passive people and please don’t take this trait as a mark of weakness. Cos for 30 years we all suffered.

                    Yet after all this blood shed, our governments still make the same mistakes. What about a names of places in the North and East, that have been replaced by more Sinhala sounding names than that was originally there to appease the common masses.

                    Please open your eyes for the sake of future generations to come and stop being a moaner and drawing tit for tat comparisons. I am sure even in that heart of stone you posses there is for sure a soft place. A place from where Empathy, Kindness and Compassion can arise. We tamils don’t wanna fight, all we want to do is lead a simple peaceful life – bottom line is co-exist before we get our calling.

                    I assume most Sri Lankans will want to lead a similar life. All I can ask for and give as a human being is to be treated and treat with Equality, Respect and Dignity, after all is that not what the Great Buddha preached.

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                      Oma,
                      If what happened to you in 1983 is true I feel it was uncalled for. I am using the word “true” here because lot of diaspora are making up horror stories when dealing with foreign entities. If you grew up in Colombo you would have realized that Sri Lanka is not all intellectual including most of the politicians. Mob violence is ignited easily if someone shouts they killed “one of our’s” irrespective of what race or religion. This is the scenario of 1983 which resulted from activities of the LTTE. If you look close every riot started secondary to some kind of terror activity of the LTTE. Didn’t the LTTE know this kind of backlash would happen? Did they care about the Tamils living in the south? Did any Tamils living in the south protest LTTE activities? Did you write anything condemning LTTE activities? If not why? This is why we can’t blame only the Sinhalese mob in these situations.

                      You too have to be honest here. You are living in a country where 85% of the population speaks a different language than Tamil. Don’t you think that you may be better off and progress faster if you learnt Sinhalese? Do you think learning Sinhalese is degrading to the Tamil race?
                      Learning a new language is what every immigrant do in their new country. How many Tamils live in France and Italy? How come they learnt French and Italian and living a successful life there? Why didn’t they wait till France/Italy let them have Tamil NIDs, Tamil speaking Police etc. etc.? I don’t see any valid reason for a Tamil to complain about language problems other than being lazy and nonproductive or simply hateful of the Sinhalese. I have many Tamil friends since my childhood. I had nothing to complain about them and never even thought of them as different from my Sinhalese friends. We all played together, went to school together, went to movies and on trips together and grew up to be professionals. Most of them are better in their Sinhalese than Tamil language. What I feel is some Tamils by themselves consider them as different and later develop animosity against others. I feel now, at least with the current generation of Tamils in the south are more liberal and open than before.

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                      @ Eusense, Could not find the reply option under your comment hence putting it here. I have no reason to ask for sympathy here in a public forum by lying. I believe every action has a reaction. As man of science not always are reactions instant. Some ignite immediately some, brood and then blow. If you say what happened in 1983 was because 13 soldiers were killed in the week of July 20th, 1983 then you need to take a step back and look at history. All what the families of the dead soldiers wanted was to take the bodies back to their respective home towns for the last rites. Yet politicians wanted to get mileage out of it and wanted a spectacle, The delays by those in power to afford the families of the dead that privilege soon saw an angry reaction from the crowd that turned up to collect the remains. Our politicians as usual used this as an opportunity to stir communal feelings and crowds ran amok, after the government thugs ignited the fire, meaning started the riot. JRJ could have enforced curfew immediately but yet sought to ponder over it. I can go on. But let me jog your memory back to as why the tamils took up arms. Successive governments oppressed tamils in the north with periodic rulings, assaults and acts of violence like the burning of the Jaffna Library etc. How long would it take for you to stand up to someone repeatedly hitting you.

                      You mention that in a 85% Majority country the minorities would have been better off if they did learn the language. Learn they did. I am one of them too. But why could it not have been taught officially rather than being forced upon us. We had to learn the language to survive. Just like you i too have a majority of Sinhala Brothers and Sisters.

                      You mention tamils being disrespectful, degrading and lazy by not making an effort to learn or accept sinhala as language. Did your political masters not think of this when they introduced the Sinhala only policy. As a race of people we are different to each other. But if you go back and look at our ethnic cultures we share similarities. Yet our politicians used this to drive a wedge and most tamils felt hurt by the fact that it was done in a hasty manner. How would you feel if you learnt in to read and write in English and Sinhala all your life and suddenly you walk into a government organization and you cannot read whats in a simple form because its in Tamil? You mention you have loads of Tamils with whom you share close bonds. Did you make an effort learn tamil (if you did i respect you) yet the majority waited for the minority to scale up. Rather than having a two way process. Don’t you think this could have been handled better. I can go on with reasons and reactions to counter your tit for tat reasoning & mindedness yet to choose to overlook.

                      I may have another couple of decades left in me before i get my call yet all I care for is people, I respecting their dignity and in treating them as human beings and not some pawn in a game of thrones. Remember respect and admiration cannot be demanded. People need to come out this mentality of being superior than each other, its only then will they live. Till such time they only try to survive.

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                      @Oma Yang & Eusense

                      Oma Yang!!! Firstly, I am very sorry for your loss. I have read your both comments in which your clearly replied each questions raised by eusense.

                      From your comment It is quite clear that you were born and raised in colombo. But It was a big surprise for me to know that you have a good understanding of tamil history in this country. It could be because of the things you have gone through in life. I myself being as a young man than you and having tamils friends who were born & raised in colombo, found that those friends have no knowledge of our history and they share the same view as eusense. The reason could be they are very young than you not to understand the root of the problem or not like me who faced problems and still facing the problems in the north as a tamil.

                      Let me tell some other problems what is happening right now in north.

                      Lots of sinhala tourist are traveling to north nowadays. whenever a sinhala bus driver knocks a motorcyclist or pedestrian, what that driver do next is he runs into nearby army camp and come with them (Some may say tamil tried to attack them, that is why he ran into army camp. tamil dont attack because they know army will come and beat them.) With the help of the army he escapes the place with bus, at that time if tamils in that area try to stop him from escaping, army start beating tamils with back of AK47/T56. Is this how justice served to tamils? (He should be arrested by police and produced in court to decide whether he did wrong or not) Most times police also support him because he is sinhala. IN NORTH, MANY ROADS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW & DRIVERS IN TRIPPER VEHICLE ALL ARE SINHALESE. IF WE COUNT THE DEATHS CAUSED BY TRIPPER VEHICLE COULD BE MORE THAN 20 AT THIS TIME. I NEVER HEARD JUSTICE SERVED. THEY ALWAYS GET AWAY WITHOUT PUNISHMENT. This is where police support them.

                      Another example you stated clearly; Changing the tamil names of the street. For example, if it was ‘janaka puram’ in tamil, simply remove the ‘m’ at the end and make it like ‘janaka pura’ to give a view as sinahala name.

                      (((( Eusense I am not writing from what i heard from diaspora. I still live in north and all are my first hand experience . I may be not like your friends who never know what is going on in north or happened in north))))

                      We tamils are not the people like wars and know the cruelty of the war than sinhalese. LTTE was formed in 1973, So first you read the history to know what you people did to us in 25 yrs since Independence.

                      in 1950s tamils were 30% including muslims (in many countries if another language people are in reasonable percentage, most countries accept that language as official language. ex, Quebec state in canada, Alaska in america), But in those days, your politician brought sinhala only ACT(1956), backed by Gal oya(1956) and 1958 riots.

                      We did not took arms in the first day itself. If someone continuously attack violently, anyone’s reaction would be the same to protect themselves.

                      ////This is the scenario of 1983 which resulted from activities of the LTTE. If you look close every riot started secondary to some kind of terror activity of the LTTE. Didn’t the LTTE know this kind of backlash would happen? ///

                      After that incident LTTE became stronger and there were no riots after this. Sinhala thugs knew what would be the reply from LTTE, if they attack tamils. (recently one sinhala guy in kilinochi scold tamils ladies using bad words, when a tamil guy asked he was attacked.. Did your police arrest him?? No, almost more than 3 months. because he was sinhala, victim was tamil. THIS INCIDENT SHOWS CLEARLY THAT YOU PEOPLE NEED LTTE.

                      There was another reason i can explain why many tamils youth in 1970s joined LTTE.. It is quite painful because I have to explain the education situation of jaffna those days, merit system, and quota system in university entrance.

                      Go and do some research Eusense!!

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            Lal

            The root cause of Tamil “Terrorism” was Sinhala hegemony, bigotry and Racism. They had to protect the Tamil masses from murderous Sinhala Army thugs, and they did just that. You have to learn about the Sinhala racism as preached by racists like Anagarika Dharmapala as early as 1900s. Taking up arms against the Sinhala government was the only choice left at that time. It is not at all a humiliating defeat but a victory for the Tamils because yesterday it was LTTE but today it is US & UN and very soon it will be India & TN. Losing the war is only a temporary set back. The Sinhala racists who brought this misery to the Tamils will experience the same thing in the Sinhala South. Nobody seems to be enjoying any peace in SL. Don’t worry, if the Tamils are pulled down, we will take the Sinhala racists along with us. If there is no peace for Tamils, there will be no peace for the Sinhalese either. The Sinhala racists must understand this basic law.

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          Let me reply on behalf of Amarasiri.

          Prabakaran was a megalomaniac and a thieving fascistic upstart who went about killing sparrows and katusas (chameleons) with a catapult while playing truant.

          He cottoned on to the idea of making big money when he was encouraged to be a hero and misled by myopic Tamil politicians smarting rejection by their constituency voters in the 1970 elections.

          The foolish policies of the coalition 1970 government that took the reins of power by it’s standardisation policy for university admission and the creation of a flawed constitution in 1972 was the raw material which the defeated Tamil rabble rousing Tamil politicians took advantage of to induct,school drop outs,smugglers,loafers,pickpockets,bicycle thieves,thugs and such others to become respectable donning the mantle of Tamil liberationists.
          The whole purpose of the defeated Tamil politicians were to bring back the same UNP in which some of them held ministerial position in 1965.But they little expected that they were going to deal with a canny fox who became PM who there after tinkered with the 1970 constitution and change it in 1978 to become President.
          The newly elected self serving Tamil politicians wizened up only then in 1978 to realize what was going to happen.
          But it was too late for them, when the monster they had created started to shoot them down one by one.The rest is history.
          Now the people of this our island unhappily have got themselves tangled up with an utterly ruthless regime with a life long President mentored by Prabakaran and improved on it by changes to the judiciary etc.

          When and how they are going to UNITE to deal with the situation is the question?

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            Uthungan,

            Thanks for your summary.

            Isn’t the Rajapaksas doing exactly what JR did? JR wanted to use it. Now the Rajapaksas are using it. Both are politicians. Sinhala “Buddhist” politicians.

            Welcome to the Land of the Paras in the sacred land of the Native Veddah

            Amarasiri.

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              Amarasiri

              It is only humans who believe in God preach peace and love who have created the human jungle where shootings killings and wars take place because of religion and politics.
              But in natures jungle where Veddah’s live the animals do not have religion or politics and it is peaceful except when the Veddah kills to survive.Animals don’t kill their own kind like humans.

              JRJ set the pace.But the Rajapaksa’s have improved on it by the application of LTTE methodology by inducting former LTTEr’s like the Karuna Amman’s,Pathmanathan’s and such others into their bandwagon.

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      This is so very mañana! Except that we Sri Lankans make the Spanish look to be in an almighty hurry. Brings back memories of the security officer at our department of meteorology office who took a phone call in the early hours on 26th December warning of an impending disaster, only to be told ‘today holiday, call tomorrow’.

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    You say “allegedly wiped out 40,000 – 70,000 Tamil civilians and more than 146,000 unaccounted for after the war”

    So according to you lets say if I take average of 55,000 + 146,000 which is = 201,000 dead and missing in total. (Maybe this includes dead cats and dogs as well)

    Now 201,000 that’s a staggering number I would say we would have found 1,000 bodies every square kilometer minimum by now from north.

    Can you imagine someone siting comfortably in the west cooking up such blatant lies. Wickedness and the crooked smile in the face tells the absolute truth!

    Cooking more and more stories to keep their head above water.

    Read this to see how they are treating their adapted homeland, ungratefulness to the core!

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2014/04/13/canadian-indulgence-and-funding-for-ltte-infiltrated-organizations/

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      Those are the fantasy figures supplied to the likes of Gordon Weiss and Harrison by the LTTE fellow travellers in Sri Lanka and abroad. The same figures were produced for the likes of Navi Pillay and Yasmin Sooka. Now they are reproduced as ‘facts’ even though the word alleged precedes them.

      Matale was mentioned because there is no evidence of any mass graves relating to the War on Terror. Navi Pilay’s words must not be forgotten- that Tamils the world over would be happy that the UNHRC is to ‘investigate’ the last phase of the War on Terror’ She was speaking as an ethnic Tamil and not as the head of UNHRC, which she is by all accounts unfit to hold. She looks at the world through American eyes, and is in the habit of blaming the victim, rather than the oppressor. Little wonder that she wanted to lay a wreath at the ‘grave’ of Prabhakaran, the mass murderer.

      The government MUST take all steps to bring to justice those who funded the campaign of terror and killings in Sri Lanka, while living comfortably in their foreign homes, and carry out the vile propaganda campaign against Sri Lanka today. Their guilt is no less than that of the mass murderer himself.

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        Ram:

        You people proved your stupidity many, many times. Now one of your mayors claims to have waved a toy gun to scare off opposition elected reps. You guys are the one living in a fantasy. Not one but a number of reports had come out with the atrocities committed by the regime. Instead of proving them wrong, and as the wheel is moving towards investigating these allegations, you guys are still in a dreamland. Don’t worry, despite its vocal and public protestations, the regime would still go behind doors to comply with the investigation, just like it did with during the PoE report stage. Read the Sunday Times report today. You ignorant fools.

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        Ram,

        As you have pointed out Nazi Pullai is biased, as many in her community are. Besides, she and Ban-krupt Moon have to please US as Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue can be played out with and against the Indians as US dictates. UK/US would use India against China and India has learned the hard way that they seek to manipulate India. If India stands upto US, then they will destabilise India as they did with Egypt, Syria and Libya.If Nazi Pullai and B Moon stands upto US, the funding to UN will cease, as did Canada to the Commonwealth and no more cocktail functions and first class air travel for them.
        Sri lanka has to be steadfast, and not allow Pullai, Moon and their bunch of hangers-on to set foot on Lanka. If that Darusfellow can produce a report on Sri Lanka from the US or wherever, so can others. Afterall, it is heading to the nearest paper shredder!

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        You can fool some people some times BUT you can’t fool all the people all the time.!!!!!! Even after all these killings you have failed in all moves to understand as there is no way to hide the killings. Take care Ram

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        Ram you Sinkalam:

        You have those who are responsible for the killing under your bed. Karuna, Douglas, Pillaiyan and many more.

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      Afzal

      The number of Tamil civilians killed have been estimated at 40,000 by the UN Panel of Experts report and as 70,000 by the UN Internal Review Report. Please note the 40,000 and 70,000 dead are not in addition to the 146,679 unaccounted but form part of the overall figure of 146,679.

      The number 146,000 (more accurately 146,679) that I quoted as unaccounted for (missing) was based on His Grace Bishop Rayappu Joseph’s calculations submitted to the LLRC given here below:

      http://genocidesrilanka.blogspot.ca/2011/01/146679-vanni-people-missing-within-year.html

      “According to records of the SL Government Agent offices of Mullaiththeevu and Ki’linochchi districts, the population of Vanni was 429,059 in October 2008. The total number of people who got into SL government control after the war was 282,380, according to UN update as of 10 July 2009. “Due clarification should be made regarding what happened to 146,679 people, which is the discrepancy between the number of people who came to government controlled areas between October 2008 – May 2009 and the population reported to be in Vanni in early October 2008,” said the Catholic Bishop of Mannaar, Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph in his submission to the LLRC Saturday.”

      Hope my clarification was helpful!

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        Thank you for taking effort to clarify the figures.

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        Dear Usha,

        The numbers, 20,000, 40,000 or 400,000 are irrelevant now and is water under the bridge. Tamils started the war, to kill Sinhalese. Tamils killed thousands of innocent Sinhalese over 30 years, with explosives, guns and even pregnant women with machetes. You did not complain then, infact you might have cheered thinking that Tamil Terrorism was going to give your Eaalam by killing Sinhalese. You were proven wrong, you lost the war you started and cheered along. You were handed a Humiliating Defeat. Take the responsibility for the deaths by saying sorry to mothers who lost their sons, wives who lost their husbands, sisters who lost their brothers. If you have the courage, come with your cheer squads and face those relatives who lost loved ones. I don’t think you will. I will pay tribute to valiant soldiers who made sacrifices for their motherland at the forthcoming 5th anniversary. I will join in the victory parade as you bury your head in the sand. Get a life!

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          @lal

          You people won the war?? Your valiant soldiers??

          Cowards a******! Even All top levels in Gov and Sarath fonseka himself admitted that unconditional support from many countries which helped them to win the war…

          Even Gov of India supported SL in wartime by giving lots of radars, intelligence info to destroy LTTE arms ships in the sea, LTTE’s heavy military whereabouts in Vanni… (Though tamil nadu opposed it)

          Pakistan, Russia, & China sends every week lots of militray equipment without any condition in war time. (At war time, Sara was in pakistan to get help)

          Even UK recently admitted they supplied weapons in war time…. when indian radar failed to detect they went for america to get a better radar which can detect LTTE’ plane…

          The whole world was backing up 300,000 armies to fight against just 20,000 LTTE….

          You still call your rapist army as brave fighters…

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            This lal is an idiot parker. More than 25 countries banned the LTTE as “terrorists” and more than 10 countries directly and unconditionally helped the 300,000 SL government forces in 2009 to fight against the 20,000 LTTE. Otherwise, the SL armed forces that crushed the JVP twice could not crush the LTTE for 30 long years.

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        Usha,
        5 years have gone by since the end of war. We should not be dwelling on numbers speculated by a bunch of foreigners who have even never stepped into Sri Lanka. (By the way The UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts was to appraise him on a personal level – it was neither endorsed nor suggested by the UN Security Council or the UN General Assembly)
        Let us count the people who are both killed or missing. We don’t need foreigners for this. Every Sri Lankan have a next of kin, a birth certificate, a school certificate and a national ID. Let every surviving next of kin come forward with the names and addresses of the victims. Let us make a list. Would you agree for such a thing? Why is no body interested in real numbers?

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      Afzal:

      The two parties implicated in the crime are the SL regime and the LTTE. So, the SL regime should not investigate itself and against all odds that was a window of opportunity it had to do just that but proved to be unworthy and tried to lie its way through. If the SL regime has nothing to hide, take the test and prove its innocence. It surely cannot hide behind the “sovereignty” charade until and unless it walks out of the UN, UNHRC, etc. There are covenants for it to observe. When the LTTE was proscribed through such covenants, the regime welcome it with glee.

      By the way, these are allegations, as Usha too had mentioned, and it is for the SL regime to prove its innocence. Looking at the very long list of alleged crimes committed by Gotabaya, he looks like the number one scoundrel in this world and has no business to lecture others against terrorism. He is the classic definitional personification of the worst terrorist evil walking on this earth. We now get the grip of what the Pakistani ambassador to the UNHRC had in mind on the inadequate finances to conduct an inquiry as proposed by the UNHRC. The long list of what is ascribed to this evil goon may even surpass that of Hitler that it may take very long to finish the long list of accusations against him.

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        Jansee,

        I am only disputing the numbers, I am in no way implying that thousands of civilians did not die in the last phase of war. I am also under no illusion that the MR regime wants nothing but oppression of minorities solely to stay in power.

        They have lost a golden opportunity presented to them at then end of the war in 2009 to put the records straight and usher in peace to the whole nation.

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      That how they treat their homeland

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye_CKdnuP-g

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      Abhaya

      “[Edited out]”

      We know you are sexually frustrated and socially alienated.

      We do not want to know about how badly your partner treats you. There are two sides to the same coin. Let us know how badly you treat your partner if you have one.

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        lets not discuss your disfunctions in a public forum , even on as clearly biased as this one .

        cheers

        Abhaya

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          Abhaya

          “lets not discuss your disfunctions in a public forum”

          Feel free to discuss my disfunction, you are most welcome.

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            20/20 victory was spot fixing an inquiry is on.

            As if star player could not hit wicket??

            Lets see what Ravi Shastri comes up with.

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    Gotabaya Rajapakse is perceived as the patron and the driving force of State Terrorism in sri lanka.
    He achieves this by directives to the armed forces and police,to persecute those perceived as a danger to the continued totalitarianism of the Mahinda Rajapakse regime,and to those citizens who wish to live peacefully according to law as absolute equals to all other citizens,but refuse to be servile to flawed law enforcement.
    Deaths of citizens in custody of police and prison authorities are “investigated” but the reports are never published.
    Disappearences are never fully investigated.

    Recent assault of a group of UNP MPs who visited hambantota, by thugs and minor politicos while the police merely looked on, confirms the rampant lawlessness which is part of the reign of terror.
    Gota enforces the PTA which has no place in any democratic regime.

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      justice,

      “Gota enforces the PTA which has no place in any democratic regime.”

      That is his job assigned to him by the family, Mafiosos.

      Democratic, should be “democratic”.

      LTTE was “democratic” too. People are confused with the term democratic.

      The original meaning of the word Barbarian, was somebody who did not speak Greek, just said babababa….

      That included, Romans, Persians, Arabs, Indians and Chinese and others, including the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils.

      Now the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tsmils call each other Barbarians because they do not speak Sinhala or Tamil. Both are correct. Both Sinhala and Tamils are Barbarians, and should get back to their native land South India.

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    There’s not much to dispute in what M/s. Usha has said. This article should be copied to papers in Malaysia so people there will understand what type of people they had invited. As far as Sri Lanka is concerned I don’t think it matters as the majority are Sinhala Buddhists and they have accepted terrorism as an accepted tool of enforcement as we see through BBS.

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    Gotta love the purveyors of free speech in Colombo Telegraph . or is it that today is the shift of the censorship nazi ?

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      Gota has no brains to get them -CT readership/writers/commentors (ofcourse ones seem to have own opinions against highly corrupted rule of MRthugs) are intelligent than you apologists of them.
      I wonder how many more months you would vage the tail for them.

      Did you idiot know that Washington Embassardor hire men to write his speeches -govt pays millions of dollars only for that – Thid Dr. Sara revealed to the Boston lank today.

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            Abhaya

            “[Edited out]”

            No we can’t discuss your partner’s sexual preferences.

            Go away, shameless pervert.

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    Tiger leaders surrendering got what they deserved.These were the guys who told the low level cadres to commit suicide without surrendering,and they come out with their white flags and hands raised.All the other things raised by Usha i agree with except for the number of casualties which the UN report says is upto 40000.Therefore it cannot exceed 40000.

    Gota and mahinda have created unnecessary problems for themselves as well as the country and also the reconciliation process by the way they handled the war,by using sledgehammer methods and arrogant actions.

    The treatment of women was appalling.In this digital day and age when the whole world can see what happened i’am sure women all over the world will be fully roused up and even many men disgusted.

    All these arrogance and disrespect for others will come back to bite the two rajapakshe brothers one day.Not a question of will but when.

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    As per Gota, which ever government comes to power she wont get her visa to india too.

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    At the end of the day, all these moaners are still in shock that they got their butts kicked (Talking about the LTTE), and their (Supporters) money and pride went down the drain.

    At the end of the day, can anyone deny that SL is now a better country than during the 30 years of terrorism / war??

    Westerners are pissed off that we didn’t bow down to them and we finished off the group the Westerners themselves labelled as the a terrorist organisation.

    No doubt, civilians would have been killed by both sides – unfortunately happens in wars. No doubt there is huge corruption in SL, again something that has “always” been the case in SL and in any other country too.

    I guess these people want to bring back war & destruction, child soldiers, bombs, billions spent on arms and ammo, separation, ruining any hope of the people up North having a decent life, no investment by the private sector up North, the return of all the brown nosed NGO, amnesty etc groups to live a life of luxury and corruption in SL etc etc. Not forgetting the political desires of the Pillays, Millibands, Canadian politicians etc .

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      “At the end of the day, can anyone deny that SL is now a better country than during the 30 years of terrorism / war??”

      mahendra,i agree with you that you have a valid point.That war was absurdly long and somebody should have put a stop to it long ago.Sl is indeed a better country as you pointed out,now that that curse is over.

      However think a bit and see whether we could not have ended the war without all the shit that took place which Usha here has enumerated.When we ended the war we expected the peace dividends to flow with such force as to make up for the 25 years we lost due to the war.Has that happened even after 5 years post war.It has not because of the crude fashion in which the final months of the war and the post war period was handled.Destroying the LTTE was necessary,but all the other things that happened would have occurred because shortsighted people who don’t have a long term vision made atrocious decisions without caring about the consequences of their action.As a result we get rid of a problem and have another one to deal with.However the biggest problem the country faced was the LTTE and i think the people are grateful to the Rajapakshes and fonseka and the armed forces for ridding them of that big headache,but now we have a lot of smaller headaches which combined will cause more suffering to a long suffering people.

      “No doubt, civilians would have been killed by both sides – unfortunately happens in wars.’

      I agree with you,but this is a civil war remember,the more we harm our fellow citizens the more difficult it is to live together.Much harm done to tamils in the last few months and postwar could have been avoided and cannot be considered as unfortunate collateral damage.They were done without taking into consideration the consequences of their actions.As a result we have got rid of the LTTE,but now we will have to deal with a referendum in the north east in the future and the tamils would be so disgusted with this government they will want a divorce.

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        Hi shankar you seem to have just appeared from another planet? You have no idea of the history. Like most Sinhala Srilankan’s you talk about the last 30 years forgot that the Island got independence from 400 years of foreign rule. try and find out who brought the curse of last 30 years. was it LTTE? No it was the majoritarian chauvinistic hegemonic who craved with their mythical mind set that led to the dismantling the pseudo unity which was created within the elitist social stratum by British. Both Sinhala and Tamil masses were not at all wanted this war only the ruling men and women from 1948- to date. Only the courageous Sinhala youths rose against the rulers in 1971, demanding jobs for the educated, and for social justice. this was also suppressed with the help form the Indian Army. 2007-2009 20 odd countries did help to put down the LTTE including Karuna amman’s 5000 men. There are more truth to learn. pre -war 2009 more than 100,000 were killed between 1956-2006 mostly the Tamils. Srilanka is a haunted Island. Soil soaked in human and animal blood.

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          “Hi shankar you seem to have just appeared from another planet?”

          easwaran,yes i was in another planet called Borella,when that bastard JRJ decided to bring the army fellows who died to bury in kannatta right next to me.After being chased out of that planet luckily with my life intact,i landed in a planet called the earth.

          I remember when i was on that earlier planet a fatty fellow called prabha saying he does not care a fart for what happens to tamils in colombo.So i reciprocrated by sending him my best wishes and saying i also don’t care for the tamils in nanthikadal.

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          Easwaran asks,
          “try and find out who brought the curse of last 30 years. was it LTTE?”
          Yes, and not only the LTTE, but also other racist Tamil politicians such as Ponna, Chelva, Sunda. They were anti Sinhala racists from birth, and demanded priviledges for themselves and their high caste comrades and Tamils in general. The “war” was a result of Tamils’ hatred for the Sinhalese.
          There is an opportunity now for the sensible Tamil politicians to negotiate with the government to come to a settlement. That is if they care for ordinary Tamils. I doubt if it will happen, with pressure being brought upon the TNA by extremist diaspora elements not to negotiate but to confront just as Ponna, Chelva and the rest did.

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            lallu

            “Yes, and not only the LTTE, but also other racist Tamil politicians such as Ponna, Chelva, Sunda. They were anti Sinhala racists from birth, and demanded priviledges for themselves and their high caste comrades and Tamils in general. The “war” was a result of Tamils’ hatred for the Sinhalese.”

            Thank you for listing all the Tamil racists.

            Could we now have the names of past and present Aryan/Sinhala/Buddhist racists.

            In case if you suffer from selective amnesia, I will help you with a few names:

            For a start, Lal, Banda, Mechanic, Trish, Nuisance, Ravi Perera, Navin, Thondamanaru, Ela Kolla, Ramu, Noel Jones, sach, Saman, ……….

            Sarath Fonseka
            Weerawansa
            Champika
            Nalin De Silva
            Sajith
            BBS
            Dayan
            JHU
            Ravana

            ……….
            ……….
            ………
            Anagarika Dharmapala (Homeless one)
            SWRD Banda
            DS Senanayake

            Sri Mao
            Cyril Mathew
            Gamini
            JR
            Athulath Mudali
            Malinda
            All laptop journalists
            Sangha
            ……
            …….
            and approximately another 20 millions of them or shall we say all those claim to be Sinhala/Buddhists.

            Please fill in the blanks

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          Eeswaran:

          Shankar is not in Borella as he claims. He is in Canada and he still hasn’t forgiven the LTTE for driving him out of the North. But since his mentor Hakkem handed over documents to Mrs.Pillai he has toned down his anti LTTE Rhetoric.

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      Mahendra:

      You must have been sleeping while Navi Pillay, after being given free access to go anywhere in the country, and during a press conference in SL emphasised how “bad” the situation in the country is. Go and read that report.

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    India is set to get rid of Endian Muslims when Modi becomes PM.

    Senior BJP leader and former minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet, Giriraj Singh kicked up a huge row when he said all those opposed to Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan as they have no place in India.

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      fatima is fat enough to be made into soylent green for the southern pigs sty.

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    Too bad even USA loves Kothapaya.

    Aren’t this woman in the terrorist list?

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    Gotabaya, who is also famously called got-a-baya is trying very hard to project that he won the war. In fact when he was in the armed forces, he ran away to USA as he was scared to fight. We all hated LTTE, no doubt about it, but after the war we hate the Rajapakse regime more as the law and order situation in the country has become worst Sri Lanka has ever seen. Does this mean that LTTE were the keepers of this regime when it came to law and order?

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    “Gota enforces the PTA which has no place in any democratic regime.”

    The author lives in cloud cuckoo land. The country that has been bombing nations in the Middle East to impose ‘democracy’ has the far more restrictive ‘Patriot Act’ on it’s statute books. I must agree that it has recently been described as an Oligarchy or a Kleptocracy, even though the LTTE hierachy abroad hopes that it will put them back in the saddle in a ‘democratic’ Sri Lanka.

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    This lady got her current position by supporting and financing the worst Terror out,of the 20th century which introduced the suicide bombers and soldiers to the world,

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa liberated 20 million inhabitants from these Terrorists who subjected them to unbelievable suffering and misery for three decades.

    And that is the difference.

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      K.A.Sumanasekara

      Good to hear from you.

      Where you’ve been all these days.

      Since you have been missing for many weeks now I was bit worried about state of your mental health. I take it that you were alight for few weeks hence you avoided commenting in this forum.

      Now that you have made your comment I am relived that you are back to your normal self.

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        Vedda,
        Isn’t there a bit of truth to what he is saying? Yes or no?

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    Gota is the god’s gift to Lanka and so is Mahinda, the two true Buddhists who came to safeguard the 2500 year old Theravada Buddhism and it’s people who follow the religion of Mahanama of Mahavansa.
    LTTE and all the Tamils are evil doers, separatists, drug peddlers, human smugglers, credit card forgery masters, arms procures, money launderers, rapists, murderers, people abductors, torturers merciless killers of monks, babies, children, women, priests, wh also bombed places of worship Dalada Maligawa, central bank etc.,
    It was pay back time and Gota the great gave it in style. Who cares about human rights or animal rights in Lanka ? Ours is a “sovereign” nation anf we can do anything we please so long as our people are behind us. It’s no crime but what LTTE and Tamils did or doing are all crime. Only they should be investigated, not the ‘democratically’ elected state and the government.
    After our time is over, Namal will take over and keep the dynasty and it’s legend continuing. Long live Sri Lanka and Rajapakses.

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      So Billa, are you going to join your comrade Wimal Weerawansa in a “fast unto death” as the pointers form the outside world tell a different story. Cameron walked in and walked out after causing a stir and telling off your president in your SL. Well, what can I say?

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    Killing of Jaffna Mayor Duraiappah on July 27, 1975 is the first known murder by LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Since then Velu had killed Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese whoever got stood on his way in his march to Eealm. Velu is said to have said that he too should be killed if he give up the fight to Eelam. From that statement alone, one can imagine Velus dedication to Eelam. I think it is for that reason and that reason alone many Tamils had supported him. Whether it is thousands or hundreds of thousands killed by Velu in his pursuit to Eelam is anybody’s guess. For one thing, Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is no doubt an classic disciple of Velu.

    Velu killed Duraiappah while Tamil leaders were conducting their so-called ‘peaceful’ satyagraha. But what’s behind or sham of satyagraha came to light when Tamil leaders declared war on Sri Lanka on May 14th 1976. From then on, Velu and his LTTE took the baton to fight for Eelam with the blessings of almost all Tamils and their leaders. And Velu and his gang took to terrorism as the means to fight the Eelam war.

    Soon, the Tamil leader who declared the Eelam war, Amirthalingam fell victim too on 13 July 1989 like many other Tamil. But Tamils hadn’t rejected LTTE. For most Tamils, Eelam is more important than human life. No wonder Usha doesn’t understand Gotabhaya’s message. BBS and all other imaginary and factual phenomenon that Usha list as terrorism pales into insignificance if compared to just one LTTE massacre. So let’s move on.

    The most effective weapon of terrorism for LTTE is the human bomb. 384 or so Tamils said to have blasted themselves in buses, trains and public places with the aim of killing tens of thousands of civilians. Rajive Gandhi is the most famous victim of a human bomb. But the list is endless.

    LTTE cruelty isn’t limited to human bombs. LTTE teen brigades, makkal padai and etc were trained and brainwashed to hate Sinhala and Muslim people and harass them and kill them at every opportunity. 147 Muslim boys and men were massacred in a Kattankudy mosque while prostrating in Isha prayers on August 3, 1990. 33 Buddhist monks, most of them very young were massacred on June 2, 1987 in the village of Aranthalawa.

    During LTTE-Premadasa peace talks in 1990, LTTE made a surprise attack on police stations in the Batticaloa and Ampara Districts. Government ordered 600 Sinhala and Muslim police officers to surrender to LTTE. Stupid government expected LTTE to treat the prisoners humanely. But terrorist LTTE made all 600 prisoners blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs lay them down and sprayed with automatic fire.

    Needless to say then, LTTE is the cruellest organisation in the world. Gota’s war was to rid of that gang and stop their killings. Only Eelamists and their apologists doesn’t see it that way for without LTTE they have no other way to reach their goal. Too bad for them.

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      Banda,

      You seem devoid of materials to defend this boorish regime that is being controlled by a thuggish family! The LTTE is history; they were a rebellious organisation operating with a law onto themselves. They were not elected but bullied and killed their way to the helm of the Tamil leadership. You cannot possibly compare such an organisation with an elected Sri Lankan government that has obligations for international accountability.

      This article is centred on the boorish behaviour of the current Sri Lankan regime with complete impunity. Can you in all seriousness defend such a regime? If you can, please outline your rational. It is no good that you incessantly write about the LTTE and their antics; you need to face up and man up for goodness sake.

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        Burning_Issue
        “It has now become apparent that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a man much wanted for two sets of mass killings amounting to genocide in both cases.” That’s Usha’s antics on ‘war crimes’ and ‘Gota’s war’.

        Like Usha, you must be an erstwhile LTTE cadre for you to get so upset about my writing on LTTE massacres.

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          Thank you Banda for proofing that you have have no defence! It is your bigotry towards the Tamils that is obscuring your vision; you cannot objectively be critical of this regime how sad!

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      Banda

      “LTTE cruelty isn’t limited to human bombs. LTTE teen brigades, makkal padai and etc were trained and brainwashed to hate Sinhala and Muslim people and harass them and kill them at every opportunity.”

      Well said Banda, a timely intervention by you.

      This is only a part of your observation. The rest of your narrative deliberately ignored the following acts of cruelty and hatred:

      Disenfranchisement of more than 1.2 million people.

      The living conditions of the hard working up country people even as of today one of the worse in this world.

      The first assassination ever to take place was carried out by a saffron clad thug, a product of Sinhala/Buddhism.

      You forgot to count the countless riots in which many children were killed.

      Don’t forget all those war crimes which were committed by the state since 5th April 1971.

      By the way have you finished reading Jane Russell’s “Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution 1931 – 1947”?

      The content

      I. The Scenario
      II. The Donoughmore Commision and its Aftermath
      III. Radical Versus Conservative Communalism among Ceylon Tamils
      IV. Communalism and the Committee System
      V. The Electoral Process Under the Donoughmore Constitution
      VI. Communalism Versus Colonialism (A Search for Identity)
      VII. The Cultural Roots of Communalism
      VIII. Communalism in Action
      IX. Sinhalese Communalism Takes the Initiative (The Pan-Sinhalese
      Board of Ministers)
      X. Communalism and the Party System
      XI. A Mariage of Interests (The LOw Country-Kandyan Rapprochement)
      XII. Tamil Communalism in Reply (“50-50” and the Minority Coalition)
      XIII. Communalism, Language and Education
      XIV. War and Independence
      Conclusion
      Appendix, Bibliography,Index

      Banda

      let me know when you are ready to discuss any of the chapters in Jane’s book.

      “Needless to say then, LTTE is the cruellest organisation in the world.”

      Let us have sight of comparative studies carried out in respect of the above.

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      “Only Eelamists and their apologists doesn’t see it that way for without LTTE they have no other way to reach their goal.”

      banda,Are you sure of that? better to be sure and not sorry one day.

      What did the kosovo liberation army achieve.What did the east timor liberation army achieve.Compared to these the LTTE nearly got eelam for some time with their own administration.The east timorese and kosovians and even the south sudanese are having independence even without their military solution not even having half the impact that the LTTe had.

      The military aspect is just useful to highlight the problems that the separatists want to internationalise.Once that is done their usefulness is over because if the military arm succeeds then the people will be under a dictator.So even the west decided that prabhaharan is going to be a liability because he did not believe in democracy and claimed he was the sole representative of the tamils.They don’t want another castro here.Now that that impediment to democracy has been removed they have embarked on the referendum path.I will be amazed if one day a resolution is not brought in in the UN for a referendum to permanently sort out the tamil problem festering for 60 years and continuing.

      Don’t put all eggs in the indian basket and think that they can stop the separatists in srilanka.The BJP is not the congress and is a hindu first party and will not harm the interest of hindus in srilanka.Anyway the west is strong enough to force the indians to become neutral on the issue of a seperate state for the tamils of srilanka.

      The mistake that the rajapakshes and people like you too are making is you are giving too much importance to military means.The world has radically changed in the 21st century where with a click of a button trillions of dollars are moving from one part of the globe to another.That is what kerry meant when he said russia can be dealt with by 21st century means,not the 20th century military solutions.The west will emasculate russia like they did to iran by sanctions.They don’t need to use their armed forces.

      The rajapakshes have decided to take on the west.Good luck to them.

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        Shankar,
        I am positive you have no way other than LTTE way to reach your Eelam goal and that’s why you have send Gopis. All other roadmaps were mere dreams. We know you won’t give up, you know we stay put.

        Haven’t you heard that Miliband and company did their best to save Velu even at the last minute? Mody is a Hindu supremacist alright, but if you think Mody doesn’t know that Eelam project is run by Christians and if it succeeds it’ll be the end of India, then you’re absolutely silly. For one thing, we don’t put our eggs in Indian basket, can’t you see, we keep all of it in our own basket. The West will play their $ games for few more years. Wait and see, a new and stronger reserve currency backed by BRICS will come up within the next ten years. Don’t be stupid, not dancing to the tunes of the neo cons doesn’t mean taking on the west, it means we’re building up reliable friendships.

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          Bandito,

          “a new and stronger reserve currency backed by BRICS will come up within the next ten years. “

          Russias Putin has claimed that they are poor.

          30% of South Africas biggest bank is owned by China.

          China is in a financial crisis unable to provide employment to the remaining 300 million.

          85% of Hambantota Airport and Harbour is still owned by China.

          Brazil votes against Lankians.

          Your money comes from the EU.

          Now with white commonwealth cautioning travel to Lanka is only the beginning of the end of sihala buddhist regime.

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          “I am positive you have no way other than LTTE way to reach your Eelam goal and that’s why you have send Gopis”

          Banda,if Gopi has been sent as you claim,then it would have been by the LTTE rump abroad,maybe the nediyavan faction in norway or the vinayagam faction in paris,i don’t know and don’t care at all who sends because the play has moved from military to political now and waste of time to be focused on some spent forces that are trying to show that they can do something.Power struggles with factions will continue among tamils and if you are focused on the wrong end then that is your folly,not mine.The danger is elsewhere not military.

          “We know you won’t give up, you know we stay put.”

          This is another classic mistake you have been making since 1976 when the vaddukottai resolution for separation was brought up by the TULF for election gains,when they found they were losing in the polls.You sinhalese got very agitated and started to lump all the tamils together as separatists and even now you are from your statements it is clear the same thinking.You are a very exitable and volatile race of people.Cool down and start to look at tamil as two groups.One the separatists and the other the non separatists.Once you have done that start trying to get from one camp into the other.Don’t talk of set ways such as “stay put”etc. Prabha also decided to “stay put”and what happenned to him.That’s the difference between the strong oak that is fallen down and the wispy willow which bends with the wind and survives. Flexibity.

          “Haven’t you heard that Miliband and company did their best to save Velu even at the last minute?

          Did they succeed?Results is what counts in the end.However much a fellow says i’am trying trying etc don’t trust him,unless he produces the result.We all know KP also saying he did his best to save Prabha and now he is comfortably ensconced with gota. Millibrand also has to show he is doing something because of those LTTE supporters in his electorate,but the west had decided to ditch prabha because he was now a liability and an impediment to progress to a democratically elected tamil leadership one day.

          “Mody is a Hindu supremacist alright, but if you think Mody doesn’t know that Eelam project is run by Christians and if it succeeds it’ll be the end of India,”

          You say you have not put all your eggs in one basket called india and now you are saying the opposite.I know that most sinhalese are totally relying on india stopping any separatism for srilankan tamils for the silly reasons you mentioned,but they are going to get a shock when they find out the BJP will not care one way or another and step out of the way if eelam is going to be formed.

          Haven’t you heard of the saying that the only thing that does not change in this world is the word change.Even the planet is now changing due to global warming but you silly buggers are thinking that indian foreign policy is set in stone on mount sinai.

          “Wait and see, a new and stronger reserve currency backed by BRICS will come up within the next ten years.”

          If by May 2024 it doesn’t,what is the bet you are prepared to take with me,to show you are prepared to put your money where your mouth is and show the world that you are not just another gas bloated srilankan? I will leave to you to decide and tell me after consulting your wife etc(all assets are on the table except wife,i had nasty experience once of being offered that which i politely declined) and on may 2024 we will resume this part of the conversation again.

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          Banda,

          From 1948 to 1976 the Tamils lead by SJV Chelvanayagham struggled peacefully for the freedom of SL Tamils. It was all that hardships, riots, and violence against the peaceful struggle by the Tamils and its outcome/achievement was the VADDUKODDAI RESOLUTION, the foundation for the next phase.

          From 1977 to 2009 V. Pirabakaran continued it with an armed struggle for the freedom of SL Tamils. It was all those killings that took place during the 30 year war especially the human rights violation and genocide in 2009 gave rise to the International interference in SL. The outcome/achievement of the armed struggle was Internationalizing the domestic problem and involving the IC (the west, India and UN) in the Tamil freedom struggle.

          From 2009 onwards, the Tamil diaspora has taken it over to fight for the freedom of SL Tamils Globally. How they influence/lobby the IC (including the UN) to act in Tamils favor and pressurize the SL government is wonderful as we see today. Right now it is progressing very well in the right direction. The Pariah state is getting fcuked left, right and center at Geneva. US, EU, and UN are acting very tough this time. The situation is becoming even worse for SL, with Mody-Jayalalitha coalition in India and Hilary as future US president there will be more fun for the Tamils.

          What started in 1948 domestically is progressing well today internationally. It is step by step in different forms but definitely in the right direction for SL Tamil freedom. Weather it is by War or by Peace, the Tamils will never ever give up. It won’t be long for the Govt. to give in before a Kosovo or Crimea happens in SL. We’ll see how long you are going to stay put.

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    Banda,
    “But terrorist LTTE made all 600 prisoners blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs lay them down and sprayed with automatic fire.”

    Who was in charge in that region? Was it KARUNA? Was it Pilayan?

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    Playing the numbers game again, it is pertinent to remind ourselves as to what happened at the 9/11 incident in the US. Two air planes were flown into two building towers and thus destroyed. A third tower, called tower 7, standing well away from the other two then collapsed, as one would expect at a normal demolition. BBC’s power of prophesy is such that a video clip exists on U tube showing a BBC female reporter announcing it’s very destruction some 15 minutes before the event with the same tower 7 in the background.

    The US media initially announced that nearly a 100,000 people are assumed to be dead, yet within days it was wound down to about 10,000, and the real number is now known to be below 3000. The Patriot Act that I mentioned above was put in front of the legislators within days for their signature, which they did without ever having read the document. Such is democracy. The goodwill that 9/11 had been elicited was quickly lost by the subsequent US actions abroad, actions on par with those of the Tamil terrorists.

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      Ram:

      It all started with a claim of a humanitarian operation with “zero” civilian casualties. This charade went on for some time until even Sinhalese started laughing and mocking at the claim. Then this charade eased a bit and and a claim of 7,000 loss of lives was advanced.

      The regime insisted, despite various quarters disputed, that only about 70,000 civilians were held back by the LTTE in the last phase. All sorts of “authoritative” claims were splashed. What actually happened? Close to 300,000 civilians crossed over to the govt side.

      So, figure out the difference.

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    Most of the bad governance issues affecting the country are due to the activities of this man Gota. He is the nasty power behind Mahinda’s actions and inactions. With this man out of the scene Mahinda will not dare to do the nasty things he has done.

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      Don’t be too sure about that. There are plenty queuing up to do what Gotcha has been doing. That old saying ‘monkey see, monkey do’ is alive and kicking down south. Mervyn himself has said ‘what Gotcha has done, I can do better’ so we must be thankful for the Shit-eating-Pig instead of the Beliatta-Ponnaya.

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    Voting Does not work ! CT Pls check !

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    The unending demand is for ‘Accountability and Justice’ and for that we must pursue the Tamil terrorists who’ve escaped abroad, and the false ‘refugees’ and ‘asylum seekers’ who’ve been sent there over the years with tall tales of ‘discrimination’ to fund the terrorism. They’ve done immeasurable damage to our good name.

    The best way to do this in a ‘civilised’ manner would be seek the help of Sison and Biswas to enact our own Patriot Act and appoint Military Tribunals (as in Guantanamo) to try these criminals as the LTTE rump in the US desires. This, in hind sight should have been done as soon as the fighting was over. At least the government has made a start now.

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    From the article written by Usha it would appear the Gothabhys is a psychopath and needs treatment asap.

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    Unfortunately what the Lankan people want is not the Rule of Law to prevail but they want a leader who will do what the people want. For example you see what happened to JRJ. After the 1983 riots the then minister Cyril Mathew became the hero of Sinhala racists. JRJ had the guts and courage to cut Mathew to his size. So this statesman would have lost if he had continued in politics.

    Why should MR lose his lucrative job in politics just because a very few people want so.He is the most clever politician we have ever seen under any political philosophy. Because politicans always think of the next election and his re-election. MR has proved he is correct in his dealings with the people of this country. If the people want the Nationalism (Communalism) to flourish what is the wrong in thier leader supporting that cause.

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    This [Edited out] woman forgot the fact that if Sri Lanka Army were to blame for any kind of crimes then responsibility lies with the army commander not the defense secretary. Army commander give orders to division commanders not the secretary, any stupid idiot knows that. How the hell this woman didn’t mention anything about army commander when writing about war crimes. This clearly shows this mean humans working to satisfy there own agenda, they just write load of crap it’s no use for anybody,except brain dead elam tamils.

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      This moron still does not know that the defense secretary gave orders to kill totally ignoring the army commander. This is another typical Sinhala Modaya who cannot think beyond a kavum.

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    Jansee, Navi Pillay is the last person I will believe and take any notice of. I think she has some hidden agenda.

    I do believe that more could have been done by this stage in the reconciliation and development process, and that the Sri Lankan Government must not alienate themselves from the Western World, however, there is also a continuing hounding of Sri Lanka by countries that still continue to have their forces in other countries committing endless war crimes etc.

    We as a nation have moved on from a disastrous war, leave us in peace to develop the country. Roads are being built, factories are setting up North, there is significant investment in Sri Lanka, tourism is now booming etc etc. Whether we like it or not, there HAS to be a military presence in the North & East to ensure that there is no resumption of the parasite that ruined our country.

    I am a proud sinhalese who has many tamil friends, most of whom were friends at school etc. There have been injustices from both sides as happens with war, but that is now OVER. What benefit is there from digging up the past and going on a witch hunt as Pillay and other Western nations want us to?? Will they do the same with the allied forces time in Iraq, Afghanistan etc??

    We completed a major task of defeating a well organised and extremely dangerous and efficient terrorist organisation, much to the jealousy and awe of the Western World, now let us re-build our nation.

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    The tamil people tolerated and encouraged a megalomaniac Prabhakaran of the LTTE for 30 years, he killed his own people, killed educated tamil leaders and sent kids to the slaughter – Why Usha you ignored these atrocities because he is Tamil?

    As indicated of late Indian Armed forces were present during the final days of the war, and I am sure they will bare witness to what happened hence your pro tiger sentiments, the hoodwinking of the international forums will soon see your true colours.

    THE TAMILS CIVILIANS WERE TRAINED TO FIGHT THE SRI LANKAN ARMED FORCES BY THE LTTE-
    I wonder who is paying you for this rubbish?

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      samarasinghe

      “and I am sure they will bare witness to what happened hence your pro tiger sentiments, the hoodwinking of the international forums will soon see your true colours.”

      I am sure the Hindians will never agree to bear witness to the war simply because their evidence will implicate their complicity in war crimes and crime against humanity.

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    If it is not this man, we most likely would be under LTTE rule now. We love this war hero of our country. These LTTE supporters are angry, they are unable to realize the truth that the killer VP is gone, dead.
    White van is just a unproven thing, none of these facts are related to Gota.

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    Ok Whats the end results….Disaster.

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    Usha:

    The heading for Your Article Should have been From CRADLE to GRAVE.

    Gotha is the embodiment of Sinhalese Racism and he was the Architect of the War against our struggle for Freedom.
    He understands meaning of Terrorism because he is the Linchpin of STATE TERRORISM. I am not sure if you read the piece of news item in an English News paper which has correctly identified the origins of Terrorism in Sinhala Lanka which is the Hambanthota Terrorism which is sweeping the country.

    But I am hopeful that the end is in sight when the Mercurial Iron Lady assumes either the role of King maker or the Queen herself and the latter the better.
    A lot of Sinhalese are trying take comfort from the attack by the Iron Lady on BJP. I am sure the attack was justified and only limited to the BJP in Karnataka who despite Supreme Court Order have refused to replenish Cauvery which has resulted in Power Cuts.
    But the attack on Mr.Modi is what I would call Lovers Tiff.
    Mr.Modi has already put Sinhala Lanka on Notice of things to come.

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